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Thursday, 2nd April

Good Morning Year 1,

Here are your activities for today …



Go onto the Phonics Play website. You can access this on a tablet using the address         username: march20   password: home

Click on phase 5 on the menu that appears at the left hand side of the screen. Practice phonemes and tricky words using ‘phonics flashcards speed trial’ and ‘tricky word trucks’. Then, play the ‘buried treasure’ game. Your phoneme to focus on today is or. Practice writing or. Can you think of any words that contain or?

Here is a video you might want to use to introduce or – Another one from Geraldine the Giraffe:


Geraldine the Giraffe learns /or/ sound

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Practise reading and writing the following words that contain the or phoneme. Fork, sort, corn, torn, cork, sort, passport.

Now can you think of a sentence that contains at least 2 of these or words?  I have attached a sheet of real and nonsense words containing or. Read the words to an adult remembering to sound them out. Then colour all of the real words one colour and the nonsense words another colour.



Read the riddle below:

I am an animal.

I am really tall.

I have a long neck.

I have brown spots.

I like to eat green leaves.

What am I?

Today you will be using your adjective skills to write some of your own riddles. Riddles give us clues about something so that we can guess what they are describing. Riddles normally include lots of adjectives.

First, work with an adult to create a riddle about an elephant. This will help you get the hang of how to write them.

Then, write some of your own riddles independently and see if your mum or dad can guess what you were describing. Your riddles can be about anything you want. Here are some ideas: animals, shapes, objects around your house, objects outside, vehicles, toys, food.



Warm up – 

Recall number bonds to 20. You could do this as a quick recall or play the following game. Write the numbers 0-20 on pieces of paper (you will need 2 number 10 cards) – Make sure your numbers are the correct way around! Then, ask someone in your house to hide all of the numbers for you. Once they are all hidden you can go and search for them and then put them in their number bond pairs. How quickly can you do it?


Main Activity –

Today you will be continuing learning about number bonds to 20. First you have got a worksheet to complete where you must use the pictures to complete the number bond sums. Then, you have got some challenge questions to complete.

We appreciate that all of the children will be at different levels in terms of their understanding and recall of number bonds. Ultimately your child needs to be able to recall all of the number bonds mentally. E.g. you should say 11 and they should instantly be able to reply with 9. If you feel your child has mastered number bonds to 20 challenge them by working on number bonds to a different number within 20 such as 17. Ask them how many ways can they make 17. Discuss what method they might use to work this out. Hope this helps!

Finally I have attached a number board game for you to finish your maths lesson with 😊



In our science lessons in school we have been investigating which season gets the most rain. So far we have measured how much rain fell in 1 week of autumn and 1 week of winter. The children were really enjoying this investigation at school and it would be a shame not to complete it. So here comes your task for today…

Make a rain gauge just like we did in school. Parents – I have attached some instructions for you to have a look at however it would be a lovely opportunity for your child to share their knowledge of what they have learnt if you let them show you how to make a rain gauge.

Remember to think carefully about a good location to put your rain gauge in.

You will need to keep a record of how much rain falls each week. Make yourself a table where you can record the date and the amount of rain that has fallen. I look forward to hearing about your findings when we return to school!

This activity probably won’t take a full hour so here are a couple of ideas for other science activities you could be doing. Research different types of weather and make a poster/picture. You could research the different seasons and create an information booklet or a piece of art work.



Miss C, Mrs P and Mrs C.