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Monday 20th April 2020

Monday 20th April

Good morning Year One. We hope you have all had a wonderful Easter with your families and experienced a lovely restful break but also managed to enjoy a few Easter treats!

It is back to business today and here are your tasks for the day.

If you have any questions please do feel free to contact us, we are here to help.

We are both contactable through our usual email addresses.

Good luck with the work, Year One.


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

If you prefer, you could try something more relaxing, check out the Cosmic Kids yoga site. Here is one about the Easter bunny.

Peter Cottontail and the Tickly Monkeys! | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!


To begin our new school term, we are going to start with our next RE topic- ‘Holidays and Holy Days.’

We would like you to think about what makes a holiday- Holidays are different from other days and they should be days to be happy.  

Maybe you have some photos to look at- of past holidays you have been on as a family?

Sometimes holidays are taken at home, but we may do something different. 

Our recent break from school gave everyone an opportunity to rest but was probably quite different to previous holidays.

We would like you to think about how you spent your time over the holiday.

What were your favourite moments? What will you remember about this holiday? Did anything make it special for you?


Your task is to draw some pictures of your best bits from your holiday and write sentences about your favourite times.

Remember this is a writing task so please ensure all sentences start with capital letters.

Please think carefully about when to use full stops.

Where could you use an exclamation mark?

If you write names, what do you need to remember at the start of the name?


Your spellings for this week focus on the sounds: oa- goat in a boat and ew – chew the stew.

They are: goat, soap, oak, stew, flew, drew / ask, friend (two key words to learn to spell)

These words are on the PDF below, if you would like to print out the usual sheet. 

You will also find the sheet you can use to rehearse the spelling each day, if you would like to.

Remember to carry out a quiz with your child on Friday and let us know their score. Thank you.


The phonics focus this week are also:  ew – chew the stew and oa - goat in a boat.

We will also revise: o-e – phone home and u-e – huge brute

Please complete the phonics sheet below- focus on a different section each day this week and play the alien game at the end of the week.


Here is a short video with some 'ew' words to read together. Please note the dashed line that the letters are written on is just a line and does not reflect the dots and dashes we use in class.

ew - Phonics - chew, flew, blew

Geraldine the Giraffe learns /ew/

Read Write Inc

Remember to watch the Ruth Miskin phonics video each day to recap on the sounds we have been looking at this year.



Please remember to read for at least 10 minutes today. 

If you need new texts to look at, the following websites have lots of online eBooks to enjoy together at home.


In your handwriting books please work on the following letter formation:

r, n, m, h, b, p

Please refer to the handwriting sheet in your pack for the correct formation.

Remember all of these letters start at the top.

Start at the top, go down to the line, retrace back over the line and then curve over to form the rest of the letter.

The pencil should stay on the paper and the letter is formed in one sequence of movements!

The following video shows you how to form these letters. Start it at about 1 minute 15 seconds in, as there is a long introduction. You do not have to watch it all!

Letter Formation Video - r n m


In maths we will be completing work on doubling today.

Please follow the link below to the Summer Term week 1 set of lessons.

Please click on lesson 1- Making Doubles


 Watch the video first. There is a ‘flashback’ page at the start which has nothing to do with doubling but it recaps on prior learning. You need to pause the video so your child can answer the questions. When you re-start it, it will give you the answers.

The video then continues by focusing on doubling.

Once your child has watched the video (approximately 8 and a half minutes long) you could either print out the ‘Get the Activity’ pages with relevant questions linked to the learning in the video. You can ‘Get the answers’ in the box below.

If you prefer not to print out additional paper, then please ask your child to double numbers to 10.

They could write:

Double 1 is ……

1 + 1 =

Double 2 is …….

2 + 2 =

to Double 10 is...

As a challenge, can your child also draw a number line and show the jump as shown in the video?

Foundation Subjects

Below is a grid of other subject activities that you can select from this week.

Our new topic is ‘The Big Smoke’ and we will begin this week by finding out about the Fire service of the modern day and we will move on to ‘The Great Fire of London’ in the coming weeks.

Some of the activities on the grid relate to our topic work.


Foundation Subject Grid - select an activity each day

Here are the links referred to in the grid:
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