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Thursday, 18th June

Good Morning Year 1,

Here are your activities for today …



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

Let’s start with more reading practice. Go on Classroom Secrets Kids > Year 1 > Reading > Year 1 Poetry Reading Comprehension Summer Rain.

Today is your last day completing activities focused on the -er and -est suffixes. You have 2 activities to choose from today. You can either complete some more -er and -est activities on the attached PowerPoint OR you can look at the -er / -est flashcards, spot the mistakes and write the correct spellings.

If you choose to do the PowerPoint activities remember to flick through the PowerPoint in slideshow mode otherwise it will give away the answers before you have had chance to work them out.



Today I would like you to finish watching the rest of Catch It and write/illustrate the final section of your story (your task for tomorrow will be to do a front cover and blurb for your story so don’t jump ahead to that today).



Warm-up =

Complete 3 more activities from your maths warm up PowerPoint.

Main Activity

Today your focus will be on ‘arrays’ which is what we use to help us understood multiplication in year 1. Click on the link: Select Summer Term – Week 8 (w/c 15th June) > Lesson 1 – Make arrays. Watch the video and complete the attached worksheet. 

Arrays can be quite tricky to understand at first hence why I am not overloading you with activities today. Your main focus for today should be establishing the difference between rows and columns and remembering to skip count (counting in 2s, 5s, 10s). You will continue learning about arrays tomorrow in a more practical way.

You may complete this activity slightly quicker than previous activities so you can use the rest of your time to work on number bonds, number doubles, number halves, counting, telling the time, adding money. There is also a maths activity booklet that you might want to work through if you are wanting to do a bit extra.



So far you have looked at mammals, reptiles and fish. Can you remember the characteristics that an animal must have to be a mammal/reptile/fish?

Today you will be having a look at birds. You need to research what characteristics an animal must have to fall into the bird category. Once again it is up to you how you record your findings. You could do a labelled drawing, a poster etc.

Hope your shoebox habitats are going well!

Unfortunately, due to being on the animal characteristics topic in science at the moment we are very limited in terms of any investigations that we can set for you. We know how much you enjoy practical science activities so we have attached a suggestion of an activity you might want to try at home – make a lava lamp. I haven’t tried this myself but have seen lots of successful attempts on the internet. Don’t forget to post a picture on your portfolio if you have a go at this!


Miss C, Mrs P and