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Thurs 2/4

Good morning Year 1 laugh  I hope you all had a fabulous day yesterday and managed to complete some super work with your grown-ups. The updates I have received from you all so far have gone in a super picture gallery so look out for your pictures there! Keep up the amazing work!


Yesterday I took my dog for a long walk to get some fresh air and exercise, it was a bit chilly and she had her special coat on as I thought she might get cold...She doesn't like her coat very much! I have someone who would like to say hello to you all as he is missing you all a lot....Say hello to George and my dog Lola.



Thursday time table

Click this voice clip to hear Miss Martin explain the time table for today.

Morning work:  In your handwriting books please complete page 44 about joining words.


Remember the 'posh' name for a joining word is connective and these come in two different ways. We have Co-ordinating connectives (but, and so) which link words and phrases. For example: You can go to the park and play on the swings. And we have  Subordinating connectives (if, when, however, because, while) which link two sentences togehter. For example: You can go to the park when you have done your homework.


Here are some examples of connectives and why/how we can use them:

Morning work explained

Click on this short voice clip to hear Miss Martin read through and expalin the morning work for today.

Morning work answers

Click on this voice clip to hear Miss Martin talk you through the answers to the morning work. Don't forget your special marking pens so you can mark your own work.

Phonics:  In your letters and sounds book complete pages 17 and 18. You have to read the cations, sentences and questions to your grown-ups.


There are some great interactive games on the phonics play website for children to play and revise their phonetic skills. Currently, the website is free for parents to sign up to if you log in using the user name: march 20 and the password: home.


You could also play some different phonics games at :

English: From your white English pack look at the shape poems again that you looked at yeasterday. Re-read your favourite one to your grown-up.


First, look through the attached presentation where you will find examples of spring themed shape poems and their key features. Looking at this will help you with your next task.

Now you have read through the shape poem information and know how to write them and what their key features are, I would like you to write a shape poem about a tiger. You can use the blank tiger template in your white English booklet or in your yellow books draw a tiger outline and write your poem there instead. The choice is yours.


Example shape poems

Watch this video for some ideas on animal shape poems. Miss Martin really likes the Jelly fish one!

Reading:  Make sure you read a book today or have a grown-up read you a story.  If you have read all your reading books from school, you can read some of the phonetically decodable comics online. These can be found at  Also, David Walliams (A well-known children's author) has given you the opportunity every day to receive a short audiobook from his collection of short stories from his book 'The World’s Worst Children!' You can access these at:


Try and remember to record all of your reading in your diary so that we can see how much reading you have done when we come back to school. I can't wait to see how much reading you have done at home!

Maths:  I would like you to complete the sheets 'How much money in my jar' and 'How much money in my jar 2'. To help you complete these sheets you could ask your grown-up to borrow some 5p coins to help you count.


To count in 5p it is the same as counting in 5s. for every 5p you have you add an extra 5.


This is what a 5p coin looks like:


To help you remember how to count in 5s watch this short video clip before completing the task:

Counting By 5s to 100

Bonus maths work: For all you keen mathematicians (and I know there is a few of you!)  Carol Vorderman has now made her activities free to home learners too! Aren't we lucky! Make sure you access the explorer level which is for Key stage 1 children.


Create a login, then access the parent zone or pupil zone for maths topics, games and fun! There's plenty of virtual rewards and you can keep a track on how you are doing.

Handwriting: In your handwriting packs please complete page 2 about Curly caterpillar letters. If you wish to watch videos on how to form these letters before having a go yourself you can log into letter join and watch.


click on the folloing link to access the website: 

The log in is as follows, username : tfps_2     password: thythorn2

(Please note there are no capitals in the password or the log in)


To watch individual letters click on the letter and then press the button that says 'play'. You can watch this as many times as you like and if you are on a tablet or computer you can click the 'try' button at the botton and you can have a go at the letters using your mouse  or finger before having a go at page 1 in your booklet.


Once you have completed page 2, I would like you to practice some curly caterpillar letters on page 6 and 8 of your handwriting booklet, these are the letters f and s.

Handwriting explained

Click this voice clip to hear Miss Martin explain today's Handwriting task to you.

Special treat :   A few of you have emailed me saying hpw much you loved me reading the story yesterday. The story I have chosen is called sharks big surprise by A.H.Benjamin and Bill Bolton.



I hope you are sitting comfortably, click the voice clip below to hear the story laugh

Sharks big surprise - A.H.Benjamin and Bill Bolton

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