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Wed 13/5

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! I have loved the pictures of your amazing artwork and your super maths, well done!


Billy has sent me a funny joke relating to your maths learning:


Q: What do you get if you chop a combine harvester in two?

A: A combine half ister! laugh



Yesterday, I had some bananas that needed using so I made a Banana cake, George likes baking so he also wanted to help. Once the cake was out of the oven and cooling, I took Lola for a nice long walk and to go and pick some things up from my Mummy's work and drop them off for her. When we got back we all enjoyed a piece of yummy banana cake.





Wednesday timetable

Click this voice clip to hear Miss Martin talk you through today's timetable

Morning work:  To complete the following comprehension questions in your yellow books. Looking at the picture below can you answer these questions:


1) Who would enjoy a book about penguins?

2) Who would enjoy a book about buried treasure?

3) Who would enjoy a book about football?

4) Who would enjoy a book about treasure maps?

5) Who would enjoy a book about tigers?

6) Who would enjoy a book about golf?


Phonics: In your phonics buster books please complete page 27  about split digraphs.


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


A big thumbs up to those of you who are trying the phonics games and scoring really high scores, this is fantastic. Well done!yes

If you need a quick reminder of what a split digraph is, watch the helpful video below laugh

Phase 5 Phonics | Split Digraphs | Learn to Blend with Phonics

Phase 5 Phonics | Split Digraphs (a-e, e-e, i-e, o-e and u-e) This is a short Phase 5 Phonics video to help teach or revise the split digraphs.

Phonics explained

Click this voice clip to hear Miss Martin read through the phonics pages for today

English:  Today we are going to be looking at how to write a set of instructions and the features that instructions have. We have written two sets of our own instructions in class when we made a marmalade sandwich and our own bread rolls so this is just a quick refresher lesson. This is in preparation for a few days time when you will be writing your own set of instructions.


I would like you to look at the slide below about instruction writing and think about what are the key things to include when writing instructions? There is a fantastic example on the slides about growing a sunflower if you are struggling.

Instruction writing

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 childrens author) has given you the opportunity every day to reveice a short audio book from his collection of short stories from his book 'The World’s Worst Children!' You can access these at :

New stories are avaliable after 11am every day, or you can listen to ones from the day before if you wish.


If David Walliams is not to your taste, another super children's author Oliver Jeffers is also reading his books live on insagram everyday. However if you do not have access to instagram his previously read stories and videos can be found on his website.


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! I hear a lot of you are reading a lot at home so keep it up!laugh

Maths starter:  Today for our maths starter, we are going to watch a BBC supermovers video all about fractions.

song lyrics to download so you can sing along

Maths:  Today, we are going to be looking at 1/2 more detail. To start with I would like you to look through the halving fruit presentation and have a go at the activities on the slides. Then I would like you to have a go at the work sheets, you can either print them off if you want to or work out the answers in your yellow books.

Worksheet to download

Worksheets incase you can not print them


Bonus maths work: If you would like more practice at counting in 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s  or some extra maths work, please go to


This work will refresh your brains and provide more practice of counting forwards and backwards in steps of 2, 3, 5 and 10. There is a slide show for you to watch and some worksheets to download and complete in your yellow books. The answers are also there so you can self mark using your special marking pens.


I am so pleased to hear that some of you are completing these extra challenges or using them to extend your knowledge of a topic you feel you need more practice in. Well done!yes

Computing: Today we are going to be looking at computer coding and what this does.

Computer code is a set of rules or instructions. It is made up of words and numbers and when you put them in the right order it will tell your computer what you want it to do. You can program lots of things with code.


We are going to be completing our lesson on the BBC Bitesize website, which can be accessed at :


This lesson includes:

  • two videos to help you understand computer code
  • two activities to try out


I would like you to watch the videos and then complete the activities:


Activity 1:  Coding game 

Help Crash and Boot and their robot Dogg-I find things that can be programmed with code. Try to beat the clock and collect as many as possible!


Activity 2: problem solving code

Practise using computational thinking to solve puzzles. Help Ranger Jack use the powers of abstraction to save his struggling zoo!



Bonus computing work:

Try more activities with Barefoot by BT and Computing At School. By going to the following webpage and exploring.




End of the day story:    The story I have chosen today is one that we have read a few times in class and you found it funny. It is called 'Sir Scallywag and the golden underpants' by Giles Andre and Korky Paul.



Sir Scallywag and the golden underpants

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