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11th May 2020


BBC BITESIZE - Daily lessons 

The homeschooling lessons have been created with teachers and other educational experts and feature a mix of videos, animations, practice activities, quizzes and games. Click on the link below.


Weekly focus:

This week we will be using our shared reading skills of predicting and summarising to investigate the story of 'Iggy Peck Architect' by Andrea Beaty, recapping our knowledge of conjunctions and verbs before exploring instructional writing


1. Write sentences by: composing a sentence orally before writing it

2. Understand both the books they can already read accurately and fluently and those they listen to by: predicting what might happen on the basis of what has been read so far



I must with support, compose a sentence orally ready to replicate it in writing.

I should independently compose a sentence orally ready to replicate it in writing.

I could quickly and confidently compose a sentence orally ready to replicate it in writing.



I must with support, make suggestions about what will happen next in the story based on what has happened so far, sometimes linked to text or own experience: e.g. I think they will have a nice ride on the boat.

I should predict what might happen with responses linked closely to the story characters, plot and language read so far: e.g. Mr Gumpy is saying yes to everyone and telling them all to behave themselves but I think some of them won't be able to be good all the time.

I could readily predict what might happen. All responses are linked closely to the story characters, plot and language read so far: e.g. I think Mr Gumpy's boat will sink because there are eight animals and three people on it. It's too full!


Activity 1/ Day 1 -
Predicting the story/ oracy task and writing task

Please do not listen to the story before being instructed to by the slides.

Activity 2/ Day 2 -
Oracy task and writing task (story map)


Activity 3/ Day 3 -
Oracy task and writing task (instruction writing) 

Iggy Peck Architect by Andrea Beaty


Before writing make sure your child is sat correctly at a table, holding a pencil comfortably and correctly.


- Practise forming lower-case letters in the correct direction, starting and finishing in the right place, capital letters and digits 0-9.


Practise each family:
curly caterpillars (a, c, o, q, g, d, e, s, f)
ladder letters (l, i, j, t, u, y)
one armed robots (r, m, n, h, b, k, p)

zig zag monsters (v, w, x, z).


This week - To focus on forming capital letters ‘H, I,  and ‘J’ correctly and lower case too.


The Department for Education has released some online phonics lessons, which are streaming daily, via Youtube. If you open up the attachment below, all the information and links to the daily online lessons are there. If you miss the time slot, you can still click on the link and you can view them on you tube in your own time.


You will notice that there are lessons aimed at different year groups. If your child is in Miss Hilpert Smith's  phonics group, then they should start with 'The Learning to Blend' section (blue).  If they are  in Mrs. Pelosi's/ Mrs Ellgood's group, then start with the Orange section and progress to the purple section when ready.  If your child is in Mrs. Spencer or Ms Harris's group, then they can start with the purple section. Just click on the underlined link in the coloured section and it will take you directly to the web page. If you need any further advice or assistance please do not hesitate to contact your child's class teacher.


Remember to practice saying the sounds every day! There is a video in the parents zone area of the website, under the heading: 'Phonics', which you can use to help you.


Weekly focus:


  1. Begin to understand multiplication, division and doubling through grouping and sharing small quantities

  2. Solve one-step problems involving multiplication and division, by calculating the answer using concrete objects, pictorial representations and arrays with the support of the teacher



I Must select three more counters in order to double the set of three counters they already have.

I should arrange a set of 12 counters into two groups of six each.

I could predict the number of counters in a set when an equal number of counters is added to it for small numbers.



I Must work out how many pieces of paper are needed on a table with four children if each child has two pieces each.

I should work out how many grapes each child gets if 12 are shared between four children using counters to represent the grapes.

I could work out how many pencils each child gets when 20 pencils are shared equally between five children, by imagining the pencils.


Idea 1 – Worksheets
Use the Year 1 Maths Multiplication and division Learning from Home Activity Booklet (below).


Idea 2 – Mathletics

Mathletics will be live on Monday with the following:

  • Simple  – Groups

  • All - Share the reassure

  • Challenging - Multiplication arrays and model multiplication to 5x5


Idea 3 – Practical

Multiplication and division is introduced through grouping and sharing small quantities.

  • Count objects in 2s, 5s and 10s

  • Use 2p, 5p and 10p coins or objects that are in solid packs of a given number

  • Revisit all doubles to 10 and work out the halves

  • Use objects to share amounts between 2 people, 3 people, 4 people, write down the sum for your child each time.

  • Share numbers into two equal groups

  • Show children how to draw pictures to help them visualise a repeated addition problem that is set in a context. With a problem such as, ‘Sam has eight packs of stickers, each pack has ten stickers. How many stickers has he got altogether?’ spend time discussing and modelling what could be drawn (e.g. eight rectangles, each with the number 10 written on it).

  • Provide children with problems involving repeated addition that are set in a range of different contexts, for example:

    •  There are 10 pairs of socks in the washing pile. How many socks altogether?

    • I have eight 5p coins. How much money do I have altogether?

    • There are 7 boxes of pencils. Each box has 10 pencils. How many pencils altogether?

    •  Sophie collects 10 shells on the first day of her holiday, 10 on the next day, 10 on the next and 10 on the next. How many shells has she collected altogether?

Rather than rushing through many problems, spend time discussing a few in depth to make sure that children understand the context, can visualise and represent the problem and can select the relevant mathematics to answer the problem.


Extra information for parents about Multiplication and division: 


Miss Harris went on a nature walk- can you spot all of the different plants that she found? Can you take photographs of the plants and flowers that you may see too?


Miss Harris also found some rubbish on her walk- as Eco warriors at school what can we do to stop this from happening? 


Some ideas of home learning to complete:

What can you see in your garden at home/ on a walk?

Can you describe similarities and differences between flowers and trees?

Can you look up about types of flowers common in UK and not common- what are the differences?

Can you find your favourite tree and flower and label the different parts?


Science experiment

If you have any seeds at home can you take part in an experiment? by putting seeds in a pot in a sunny place and seeds in a pot in a dark place- what happens to your seeds? You'll have to do this over a period of a couple of weeks to see what happens. Keep a seed diary and let us know your findings smiley 



Can you find your favourite flower in your garden and draw it either using pencil crayons, paints, pastels, or a collage? You may even want to create a picture of your favourite flower using natural items you find in your garden just like the Artist Andy Goldsworthy. We'd love to see your creations! laugh



Joe Wicks live PE
Joe is hosting a free workout aimed at kids LIVE on the YouTube channel.


We have listed several ideas below to look at that offer activities to keep your child active.

- Cosmic Kids

- Just Dance

- Go Noodle

- Kids Zumba

- Kids bop


REMIND CHILDREN HOW THEY CAN STAY SAFE ONLINE- see powerpoint about Smartie the Penguin. Show this to your children about how they can help themselves stay online. See if they have any questions and set strict rules for when they are online.

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