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Wed 29/4

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! I have loved the pictures of you being garden designers and your super drawings of sunflowers inspired by Vincent Van Gogh.


Yesterday as the weather was not very good, we stayed inside but managed to get out for a short walk. Goerge didn't want to come as it was wet and cold, so it was just me and Lola. Here is a picture of her on her walk wearing her special coat that keeps her warm and dry.




Morning work:  In Your yellow books, can you complete the following work about the days of the week. If you need a helpful hint click on the hint star below to watch a days of the week video. The answers are also under the yellow answer star so make sure you click there to check...and remember your special marking pens laugh

Phonics:  In your phonics buster books can you complete pages 19 and 20 about vowel 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. I am pleased that so many of you in your email updates have been saying you have been accessing the phonics play website, well done! yes


You could also play some different phonics games at:


Keep up the super work in phonics, I am so proud of how hard you are all trying with your phonics learning! laugh

Phonics explained

Click this voice clip to hear Miss Martin read through what to do on pages 19 and 20.

English: Today I would like you to watch the story of 'The tiny seed' again, this time focusing on the seasons. Whilst watching the video I would like you to think about what happens in the story during each of the four seasons.

The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle

In your yellow books, I would like you to split your page into 4 equal sized boxes and write the name of a different season on the top line of each box. Then if you need to, watch the video again and pause it after the first season and write down what happens in the story during that season in the correct box. Miss Martin has started an example to show you:




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 :

These are uploaded after 11am daily, but you can still access the earlier ones of you go on before then.

Maths starter: Our starter today is  about counting in groups of 2. To warm our brains up and to practice, I would like you to watch this short video and sing/dance and join in with the counting.

Maths: Today I would like you to refresh your brains about capacity. I would like you to find different jugs, cups and containers around your house and use them to compare the capacity of the liquid you put into them. I would like you to talk about the capacity with your grown-ups using language like: Full, Half-full, Empty etc. Once you have described them, can you order them? You could do this from empty to ful or from full to empty. Here is an example to show you what to do. Happy investigating! laugh



Bonus maths work: If you would like more practice at counting in 2s 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.There are two videos 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. laugh


Or you can play some interactive maths games on the ictgames website.

Computing : Using Purple mash

(Log in : Year1    Password: Year1)   Please notice the capital Y and no gaps.


On the home page, click on science, find topics and click on plants. Once on the plant page, scroll down to paint projects. Complete the 'My garden' project and create your own garden. Here is one I made to show you as an example laugh



Topic (Science): Today we are going to be looking at identifying wild plants. I would like you to sit with your grown up and work through the slides below titiled  'Identifying wild plants' and complete the worksheet that goes with it.


Remember when you learn something new add it to your KWL grid under the L column as this shows you the things you have learnt. yes


After completing the slides 'Identifying wild plants' can you complete one following task. You do not need to write anything down, talk this through with your grown-ups. To help familiarise with the wild plants, look at the pictures of the plants below.



End of the day story:    The story I have chosen today is one that I don't think we have read before in class, it is called 'My granny is a pirate' written by Val McDermid and illustraited by Arthur Robins.



My granny is a pirate

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