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4th 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.


This week, for English, the activities below are based on a lovely book called 'The Lonely Beast'. We hope you enjoy it! Don't forget to email us your work if you want to. 


Weekly focus:

Write sentences by: re-reading what they have written to check that it makes sense


I must with support, re-read what I have written to check that it makes sense.

I should  independently, re-read what I have written to check that it makes sense and is begin to be able to put things right if it doesn't.

I could confidently and consistently re-read what I have written to check that it makes sense and knows what to do to correct it if it does not.


The Lonely Beast story

Activity 1 - Write a diary entry as the Lonely Beast 

Challenge: Use conjunctions to extend your sentences (so, and, because, but)

Extra Challenge: Can you use some different  WOW adjectives?

Activity 2 - Character description and planning your wanted poster 

Activity 3 - Creating a wanted poster

(you could use the template below or create your own)


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 ‘E, F,  and ‘G ’ correctly and lower case too.


The Department for Education has released some online phonics lessons, which are streaming daily, via you tube. 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 group, then start with the Orange section and progress to the purple section when ready.  If your child is in Mrs. Spencer or Miss 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.

Phonics - Geraldine the Giraffe

Watch UK school teacher Mr Thorne and Youtube sensation Geraldine the Giraffe take you on a learning journey through the world of phonics. Below, is a you tube video showing Geraldine the Giraffe practicing some sounds, why don't you join in with her?


Weekly focus:

  1. Represent and use number bonds and related subtraction facts within 20

  2. Mentally double numbers up to 10



I Must use manipulatives to find pairs of numbers that add to totals less than 20.
I should deduce from 3 + 12 = 15, that 15 ‒ 12 = 3 or 4 + 12 = 16 or 3 + 13 = 16.

I could solve problems such as 'Use the numbers 1, 3, 6, 11 adding and subtracting them in pairs to make as many different numbers as possible.



I Must add another three counters to a set of three counters to double it.
I should answer six when asked to double three..

I could answer 16 when asked to double eight


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


Idea 2 – Mathletics

Mathletics will be live on Monday with the following:

  • Addition facts  or All about twenty

  • Subtraction from 10 or Subtraction facts to 18

  • Doubles and near doubles


Idea 3 – Practical

  • Use cubes or any objects around house to add and subtract

  • Create your own part whole model. You could draw one outside with chalk.
  • Discuss doubles and what they are

Daily virtual whole lessons packs
Each link has videos, worksheets and ideas

Day 1 – Pairs to 8 and 9 – number bonds


Day 2 – Doubles - Doubling maths


Day 3 – Adding three numbers


Day 4 – Add 10, 20 and 30


Day 5 – Subtract 20, 20 or 30


Mrs Pelosi has a video message for you this week about what you can do at home, for Design Technology. Once you have finished making your seaside, why not write a description about what's at your seaside? Remember to email us your amazing videos or photos!

Mrs Pelosi's DT video message

Mrs Pelosi shares an idea for you to try out at home for Design Technology, linked to our seaside topic.


Have a look at the PowerPoints below. Talk through the slides and discuss the pictures. What is the same and what is different?


Activity 1
Interview a family member e.g. your grandparents and make comparisons about seaside now and then. Ask them questions such as
- How did you travel there?
- How did you book your holiday?
- What games did you play?
- What did you wear?
- Was there a lifeguard?


Activity 2
Complete the seaside past and present worksheet below answering two questions

  1. What things happened in the past at the seaside but do not happen now?
  2. What things happen now at the seaside but did not happen in the past?

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.

Stay safe!

Love from,

Mrs Pelosi, Mrs Ellgood and Miss Hilpert-Smith


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