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Monday 18th May 2020

Good morning Year One.

We hope you all had a lovely weekend and enjoyed spending time with your family.

Here is your work for today.


You might like to start your day with the Joe Wicks workout on You Tube.

If you prefer, you could try something different, like a yoga workout or a dance.



Today, is the first ‘thinking’ part of a writing task- that you will be working on over the next three days. This session, you will be coming up with ideas that will help you with your piece of writing. Tomorrow you will begin to form your ideas into a diary entry that you will be writing as an eyewitness of the Great Fire of London.

Today, you are going to imagine that it is 1666 and you live in a small wooden house at the end of Pudding Lane. You have just woken up and looked out of your window. Imagine what you saw.

The pictures below might help you.

Your task is to write lists of all the things you might have seen and heard. Then you need to think about and list how you might have felt.

Pictures to print (the pictures above) with simple prompt questions

Here are two short clips to listen to and think about the sounds you can hear.

The first is a fire crackling.

The second is the sound of a roaring fire with other sounds in the distance – what else can you hear? 

Start the second clip at about 2 minutes 20 seconds and finish it at about 3 minutes 30 seconds- you don’t need to listen to the whole thing!  




Here are two possible formats for recording your ideas, but you do not need to print them and write on them, they are just suggestions of how you might like to organise your writing. 

You do not need to write sentences- just words that you will build into phrases and sentences over the next two days.

There is an example of possible ideas on the second page of the first attachment below, but I am sure you will come up with lots of other ideas.

You can draw pictures to help you remember your ideas, too.

Possible ways to record your lists of what you saw, heard and how you felt



Your spellings this week focus on the spelling rule for adding ‘ed’-

If a word ends in a short vowel sound (a, e, i, o, u) + a consonant, we double the consonant before adding –ed

Have a go at these words- Say the root word, circle the short vowel sound, then double the consonant and add –ed.

clap – clapped

grab – grabbed

stop – stopped

drag – dragged

trot – trotted

plan – planned

The words above are the words to learn to spell for this week. The usual sheets are below, if you would like to print them off, but you do not need to. Learn the spelling in the way that works best for you.


If your child is confused by this new rule, focus on spelling the root word and quiz on these rather than the word with –ed added.

*You might want to discuss that when a word ends in two consonants, we just add –ed.

Such as in: painted, hunted, jumped, buzzed…



This week we are going to have a further revision week and we are going to think about all of the sounds we have looked at so far this year.  There are a collection of words to read and add the sound buttons – you then need to draw the picture of the word.

If you prefer not to print the sheets you can copy the words and draw your pictures into your book.

There are three sheets in the document below. Select the sheet that you feel is most appropriate for your child.  They do not need to complete all three sheets.


Below is also the link to the Buried Treasure game on the Phonics Play website.

Sort the real words into the treasure chest and the alien words into the bin!

Have a go at some phase 4 words this week.



Read Write Inc – Phonics lesson of the day


You might also like to watch the new, daily Ruth Miskin Read Write Inc phonics lesson- they focus on a different sound each day.



This week we will be revising the letter formation of the ‘ladder letters’: l i j t u y

If your child is starting these letters in the correct position (the top of the letter) then they can begin to start working on the pre-cursive letter formation and start their letters on the line.

In this power point you can select the letter you would like to learn, watch how to form it and then have a go in your handwriting books.

Today you might like to focus on: l i j


Please try to read for at least 10 minutes at some point today. Here are the links to a range of online books:




If you follow the link below, you will find the usual video lesson on the White Rose Maths website.

Go to the week 5 set of lessons and watch lesson 1- Compare length and height.


There are also some worksheets, if you would like to follow up the tasks from the video, but you do not have to. If you prefer not to print you could copy the questions into your workbook.


More linked learning can be found at BBC Bitesize.


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