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Friday, 5th June

Good Morning Year 1,

Happy Friday!!

Here are your activities for today …


Daily recap of ‘phonics flashcards speed trial’ and ‘tricky word trucks’ on the Phonics Play website.

This week you have started looking at some of the rules for adding the -er suffix. There are several rules and it can get quite confusing if we introduce them all too fast. So today I will not be introducing you to a new rule. Here is a list of adjectives: happy, easy, late, crazy, brave, fluffy, wide. Today I would like you to practice adding the -er suffix to these words using the rules you have learnt so far. See how many you get correct.

Each Friday I am going to be giving you 4 of the year 1 common exception words to practice. By the end of year 1 you should be able to read and write all of these words.

Practice writing each word 3 times and then put it into a sentence. Your 4 common exception words for today are: they, one, be, once.

Finally, I would like you to go onto the phonics play website and choose a game or two from the phase 5 section to play.



Today it's VIPERS comprehension.


You are going to use the letter I have written to Mr Griffith about my trip to London.


Today you are focusing on vocabulary, prediction and retrieval.  On Monday the focus will be inference, explanation and sequencing.


The letter has been updated with some photographs of the places I visited on my pretend adventure.


Remember the answers are in the text!



Warm-up =

Friday again which means it’s time for your Beat That quiz – See if you can beat last week’s score! Remember, if you want to challenge yourself even more, reduce the time or have a go at the year 2 Beat That quiz which is under their section of the website.

Main Activity

How did the shape hunt go yesterday?

Today you will be focussing on the properties of 3D shapes (vertices – corners, faces, edges – where the faces meet).

You have 2 options for today, it is up to you how creative you want to be. If we were doing this in school we would make 3D shapes using equipment and then count the faces, edges and vertices. This would be a really fun activity to do at home and a great learning opportunity. To make 3D shapes, use blue tack/playdough/marshmallows as the vertices and straws/spaghetti as the edges. See the picture below for an example …


Then fill in the sheet involving counting the faces, vertices and edges.

I completely appreciate that you may not have the time and/or resources for this activity so I have attached a worksheet you can use. With 3D shapes it is very difficult to count the properties off a worksheet so you could maybe use some of the objects you found on your shape hunt yesterday to help you count the faces, vertices and edges.

Have a lovely weekend!

Miss C, Mrs P and Mrs C.