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Thursday, 23rd April

Good Morning Year 1!

Hope your home learning has been going well this week! Why not start your day with a Go Noodle dance – try ‘Banana Banana Meatball’!

Here are your activities for today …


Complete ‘phonics flashcards speed trial’ and ‘tricky word trucks’ on the Phonics Play website. Then play ‘Reading Robot’ in the Phase 5 section.

Your phoneme to focus on today is ai. Practice writing ai. Can you think of any words that contain ai? Can you remember whereabouts ai usually appears in a word? Here is a video to introduce the phoneme:

Practise reading and writing the following words that contain the ai phoneme: rain, pain, train, paint, stain, grain, sprain. I have attached some flashcards containing ai words for your to practice reading. Now can you think of a sentence that contains at least 2 of these ai words?  


Keeping with our ‘oceans theme’ …Today you will be imagining that you have been diving in the ocean and then you will write a diary entry about it.

At school if we were going to do something like this we would possibly read a book to give us some inspiration. We have put the link to a story that you might want to look at first before writing  - . Alternatively we have attached a short reading comprehension for you to have a go at (this may be beyond your child’s reading ability so you could either do it together or just stick with watching the video).

For your diary writing we have attached a sheet which gives you some sentence starters and you simply need to add some of your own ideas. Remember to use full stops, capital letters and adjectives. Once you have finished your writing go back through and highlight where you have put capital letters, full stops and adjectives. If you have missed them out, see if you can squeeze them in.


Warm up – 

Count in 2s,5s,10s.

Recall number bonds to 10 and 20 and number doubles.

Main Activity –

Today you will be thinking about fact families. A fact family is a group of maths facts using the same numbers. For example you will have 3 numbers and you can make 4 different addition/subtraction facts. For the numbers 4, 7 and 3 we would have the following maths facts: 3+4=7 4+3=7, 7-4=3, 7-3=4. We have covered these in school so hopefully todays lesson will just be a reminder - why not try to teach your parents how to do this?

When we look at the numbers in a fact family it is helpful to put them into a part whole model (doing this will help you with tomorrow’s activity). We know that the whole always needs to be the biggest number and the 2 parts will be the smaller numbers. Talk through the relationship between the whole and parts with your child e.g. the whole take away 1 part will equal the other part (7-4=3), 2 parts make a whole (3+4=7) etc. Sometimes it is helpful to create a part whole model using counters if you’re struggling.




Please see attached worksheet to complete.



Today you will be thinking about minibeasts and their habitat (where they live). First watch this video -

Go on a ‘minibeast hunt’ around your garden or when you go for a walk for your daily exercise.

Draw a picture of what you find. Label your minibeasts – think about how many legs they have, if they have wings etc. Also make a note of where they live. Think about why they might live there opposed to somewhere else.



Miss C, Mrs P and Mrs C.