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Wednesday, 22nd April

Good Morning Year 1!

Have any of you had chance to try out the shadow drawings yet? I bet they look fantastic!

Here are your activities for today …


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

Log on to Classroom Secrets for Kids. Click on Year 1 – Phonics – Phase 5 – Phonics Sounding Out Split Digraphs Game Phase 5.

For the next few days we will be looking at all of the different ways we can write the ‘ay’ sound. Your phoneme to focus on today is ay. Practice writing ay. Can you think of any words that contain ay? Can you remember whereabouts ay usually appears in a word? Here is a video to introduce the phoneme:

Practice reading and writing the following words that contain the ay phoneme: play, stay, tray, clay, spray, birthday. I have attached some flashcards containing ay words for your to practice reading. Now can you think of a sentence that contains at least 2 of these ay words?  


We hope the research went well yesterday! Today we would like you to create an information poster about the ocean you researched yesterday. Remember to include lots of facts, some pictures/diagrams and make your poster bright and eye catching.


Warm up – 

Count in 2s, 5s and 10s.

Play Daily 10 – Click on Level 1 > Addition > Up to 20 Adding Ones. Then have a go at ‘Bonds to 20’.

Go to the Go Noodle website (you can create an account for free if you haven’t already. All you will need is an email address). Type ‘Count to 100’ in the search bar and dance along.

Main Activity –

Your focus for the past few days has been on subtraction. You have worked these out practically, using drawings and we imagine many of you will have tried working these out mentally too (starting with the biggest number and counting backwards). Use whichever method you prefer. We would recommend you use either drawings or mental methods as you won’t always have access to practical equipment.

Today we would like you to go through the PowerPoint that we have attached. It goes through some subtraction challenge questions that will be similar to the ones you have on your activity sheet. When you go thorough the PowerPoint remember to open it properly as a slideshow otherwise it will show you the answers before you’ve had chance to work them out. Then complete the challenge questions. Remember they go in order from least to most challenging so if you feel the first page of questions is too easy move on to the next page.

If you feel that your child needs more practice with completing subtractions using any of the methods listed above, please feel free to ignore the activity set today and continue practicing these instead.


Speak tomorrow!

Miss C, Mrs P and Mrs C.