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Thursday 23rd April 2020

Thursday 23rd April 

Hello Year One. Here is your work for today.



Remember to start your day with an exercise activity. Choose from a website below or create your own exercise routine to try.

It’s important to give the brain a rest from learning throughout the day. Why not try the song below when you need a break.

Brain Breaks - Action Songs for Children - Move and Freeze


To complete your non-fiction page about fire engines you will need to write a glossary.

A glossary is a list of key words about your topic. It tells the reader what a word means. Usually the glossary is found at the end of an information book.

There are 3 rules for writing a glossary.

  1. Alphabetical order- a,b,c,d,e,f,g,h…
  2. Bold Text- darker writing to make it stand out
  3. Definition- what the word means

Choose some words from your information page that your reader might not understand and use these to write a glossary.  Or you can use the following words: flammable, hazardous, siren, emergency.  Follow the steps below to help you.

  1. Make a list of your key words that you want to include in your glossary on a bit of scrap paper. Put the key words in alphabetical order. Start with words that start with the letter a, then b, then c, d, e… and so on.
  2. In your workbooks, write the words in alphabetical order on the left hand side of the page. Make these words stand out by writing them larger or in a different colour.
  3. Write a sentence for each word explaining what it means.
  4. If you don’t know what a word means, ask a grown up to help you use the computer to look up a word or maybe you have a dictionary that you can use to find out the meaning.

Continue to work on recalling your spellings: goat, soap, oak, stew, flew, drew/ ask, friend ready for a quiz tomorrow.


Play the phonics game on page 2 of the phonic sheet below.

Here is an additional sheet with some of our focus sounds. You can read the words on screen if you prefer not to print the sheet. If you do print it, you can have a go at adding the sound buttons to the words.


Remember to read for at least 10 minutes today.

Optional reading activities.

  • Pick 3 words from your book and explain what they mean.
  • Describe a character from your book.
  • Design a new front cover for your book.

This week we have looked at the following letters; 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.

Continue to practise any letter(s) your child has found difficult. Make up patterns using these letters: rnhrnh, bpbpbp


Today’s maths looks at finding a half.

Please follow the link below and click on Lesson 4- Find a half (1)

Once your child has watched the main video, you could either print out the ‘Get the Activity’ pages with relevant questions linked to the learning in the video. You can also ‘Get the answers’ in the box below this on the web page.


If you prefer not to print out additional paper or would like an extra challenge, then try these activities.

Watch the following video about halves and halving.

With a grown up, find halves of various objects. For example, you could cut an apple or a crumpet in half. Discuss how you know you have cut the objects into halves.


Key Questions

How many parts have I split my object into?

How can you show a half of something?

How do you know if a shape is split into halves?

How many halves make a whole?

Can we count them?

How do you know if an object or shape has not been split in half?

Is there more than one way to show half of a shape or object?

Another idea is to draw and cut out some shapes. You can trace around a bowl for example to make a circle. Once you cut out some shapes, fold them in half. Make sure that one side folds exactly onto the other. You can then cut on the fold line to make two halves. Stick the two halves in your book. Or draw the shapes straight into your workbook and draw a line to show two halves.

Foundation Subjects

Please refer to the Foundation Subjects grid and select an activity for today.

Here are all the additional documents/links you will need:
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