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Tuesday, 31st March

Good Morning Year 1,

Hope your activities went well yesterday!


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 ‘acorn adventures’ game. Your phoneme to focus on today is au. Practise writing au. Can you think of any words that contain au?

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

Practise reading and writing the following words that contain the au phoneme.

Dinosaur, August, autumn, dinosaur, haunt, haunted, launch.

Now can you think of a sentence that contains at lease 2 of these au words?



Today we will be continuing working on adjectives. First, can you tell someone what an adjective is?

We have attached an adjective board game for you to have a go at. Roll a dice. Say an adjective that has a similar meaning to the adjective you have landed on. You can play the game before or after you have done your activity.

In your activity today you need to circle the adjective in the sentences at the top of the page. Parents – If your child is struggling to identify adjectives please spend more time on this. You could write your own sentences and ask them to find the adjectives.



Warm up – 

Practise counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. We have attached the links to some songs for you to sing along to.

2s -

5s –

10s -

Main Activity –

Today you have got some challenge questions to complete on number halves.

Parents – You will probably need to guide your child through these questions. In Year 1 it is particularly important to approach maths practically. So, if they are struggling please get out concrete objects and walk them through it. Remind them that when finding half of a number we are simply breaking it into 2 equal parts. You could have these 2 equal parts drawn out for them. Worksheet B is slightly more challenging and will require practical activity.

Here is how I would approach questions such as ‘I am thinking of a number. Half of the number is 4. What number am I thinking of?’

Draw the 2 equal parts.

Ask your child how much half is (4) – Encourage them to read the question to find the answer to your question – They forget to use the information provided!

Put 4 objects in 1 part. Then ask them how we could work out the other part.

 Explain that we know both parts must be equal so there must be 4 in the other part. Now ask them to count how many there are all together.

I hope that helps a little.

As with the previous worksheets like this, the questions go in order from least to most challenging. Work through them at your own pace 😊


Enjoy! 😊

Miss C, Mrs P and Mrs C.