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Thursday, 21st May

Good Morning Year 1!

What a beautiful day it was yesterday! We hope you all managed to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. We hope you are all continuing to work hard and cope with the work that we have been setting for you. Next week is half term which means you’ll get a week off from us giving you any work. So you need one last big push on these last 2 days of work and then you can take it easy for a week.



Complete ‘phonics flashcards speed trial’ and ‘tricky word trucks’ on the Phonics Play website. Play ‘Cheeky Chimps’.

For phonics today you will need to remind yourself which letters are vowels. If you want please head to YouTube to listen to the ‘vowel bat song’. It will be stuck in your head all day!

Today you will be thinking about words that end in a ‘j’ sound like badge. However, note that the word does not end with the letter j. These words often end with a ‘dge’ or a ‘ge’.

Today you will be thinking about words that end with ‘-dge’. If the j sound comes straight after a short vowel sound we use ‘-dge’. For example in the word badge – the vowel is a and it is a short sound (rather than A, which is a long sound) so we use -dge’. We would also do this in the word ‘fridge’ because i is a short vowel sound.  

Practice reading and writing the following words that contain dge: fridge, badge, hedge, judge, fudge, sledge. Now can you think of a sentence that contains at least 2 of these dge words?



Today, you can continue with your non-fiction book.  Don't worry if you don't complete it this week - you can always finish it next week if you get fed up during half term!


If your book is finished don't forget to send us a photograph to dojo to add to your portfolio.



Warm-up =

Name the days of the week / months of the year in order as quick as you can.

Recall number bonds to 20.

Main Activity =

How did you get on with the quarter past times yesterday? If it went well, today we would like you to have a little look at quarter to times. Look at some of these times with an adult and pay close attention to where the hour hand and minute hand are positioned. Practice making and reading some quarter to times. We have attached a worksheet for you to work through.

If you haven’t quite understood o’clock, half past and quarter past times yet, there is no pressure to move on! Please work at your own pace 😊 For those of you who need some more practice on this topic we have attached a worksheet recapping the times we have already covered to give you some extra practice.



Last week we started looking at ways we can group animals and began by grouping them based on what they eat.

We can also group animals based on the type of animal they are e.g. mammal, reptile, amphibian, fish, bird etc and this is what we will be focusing on over the next few weeks.

Today we would like you to research what characteristics an animal must have to fall into the mammal category and research specific animals that fall into that category. Try to also consider whether each animal is carnivore, omnivore or herbivore. You could present your findings on a poster or use your computing skills to put something together. Keep all of your research together as the next few science lessons will build on each other. We have put some links below to start you off with your research. Remember to post your work on your portfolio – we are looking forward to seeing what you come up with!


Have a lovely day!

Miss C, Mrs P and Mrs C.