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Thursday, 25th June

Please note, if you are coming into school, these are the activities that will be done with the teachers - you don't need to do them at home as well. 


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.

Go to Classroom Secrets Kids > Year 1 > Reading > Year 1 Plants Reading Comprehension Bugs.

Can you remember the difference between past and present tense? What is a verb? Can you remember the 2 rules that you looked at yesterday for adding -ed and -ing? Today you will be continuing focusing on those 2 rules.

Ask an adult to read the following verbs to you. Write them down. Now the adult will say past (ed) or present (ing). You need to add the appropriate suffix using the correct spelling rule.

E.g. Verb = jump                  Tense = past                         Suffix = ed … jumped

Remember to use a highlighter for vowels and consonants if that helped you yesterday.

Stop, tap, pour, kick, jog, hug, rest, run, wish, drop.



Today you will be gathering ideas in preparation for writing a letter tomorrow. Your letter will be for your next teacher. It will be an opportunity to let them know a little bit about you, what things you like/dislike and to ask them any questions that you may have. Your activity for today is to fill out the attached letter planning sheet.

As this activity probably won’t take you a full hour, we have also attached a reading comprehension to have a go at. Remember to read and understand the text before answering the questions.



Warm-up =

Daily Ten -

Count in 10s up to 100 forwards and backwards.

Count in 5s up to 100 forwards and backwards.

Count in 2s up to 24 forwards and backwards.


Main Activity

We have now finished looking at multiplication and will begin looking at division.

In year 1 the children begin learning about division through practical sharing and grouping. This is closely linked with their recent work on arrays, where they are encouraged to look for equal groups and skip count in 2s, 5s and 10s.

Do you know what the division symbol looks like? Practice drawing the division symbol.

You will be thinking of division as sharing equally.

For example,

I have 15 sweets and need to share them equally between 5 children (15 ÷ 5 )

Get 15 small items and see if you can share them equally between 5 people. Are the groups equal? How many items does each person get?

Go through the attached PowerPoint and share the items equally. For each example given I would like you to work out the answer practically using counters (or any small items) and dishes.

So for the first question 8 cookies need to be shared between 2 children. You would need 8 counters to represent the cookies and 2 dishes to represent the children. Each child must end up with an equal amount. What division sum have you done?  (8 ÷ 2 ).

Then, complete the attached worksheet.



Can you remember which animal groups we have looked at so far?

We have looked at mammals, reptiles, fish and birds. Can you remember the characteristics of these animals?

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


Miss C, Mrs P and Mrs C.