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week beginning 04.05.20


This week in phonics we are asking you to focus on the split digraphs

                          a-e as in 'cake'                    u-e as in 'tune'

                          i-e as in 'time'                     o-e as in 'note'



1. Revise all the Phase 5 sounds from the centre pages of your reading record.


2. Watch the 'Geraldine the Giraffe' video clips.


3. How many words you can find containing these sound in you reading book?


New online phonics lessons have started on YouTube this week called 'Letters and Sounds for Home and School'. They follow Letters and Sounds (a government backed programme that we follow in school).   The lessons are uploaded every day at 10:30 a.m. and each lesson lasts approx. 30 minutes. You might find it useful to follow the year 1 lessons with your child.


Each day read a book from your Bug Club selection or register to use Oxford Owl online. This is a free resource.

Kinetic Letters

This week please use your Kinetic Letter Mat to practise the jumper family - h, n, m, r.

One letter each day.


Please practise five words each day from your 100 word list. Write each word three times then try writing it again without looking.

Science-Animal Classification

As part of our continuing work on animals, we would like you to focus on science this week.


1. Use the power point and/or BBC Bitesize KS1 science video links to help you get an understanding of the way that animals are grouped and the names that are given to these groups e.g. mammals, birds, fish etc.


2. If you can, print out the animal pictures and animal sorting worksheet. Cut out each animal picture and glue it under the correct animal group. If you can't print out, show your family which animals on the pictures sheet belong to which animal group.


3. Write a fact about each animal group e.g. A mammal has live babies. A birds has two legs. Remember a sentence has a capital letter, a full stop and finger spaces. Try to include the word 'and' in at least one sentence.

animal classification power point

animal pictures

animal sorting worksheet

Art - animal patterns

Linked to our work on animals, we would like you to use your fantastic art skills to draw the different markings you might find on animals. You can use pencil and coloured crayons, if you have them. If not use a pencil to show the different patterns the markings make.

animal markings

examples of animal markings

Maths - multiplication 

We would like you to focus on counting in groups of 2s, 5s and 10s this week.


1.Practise counting in 2s, 5s and 10s and see if you can see any patterns when counting e.g. when counting in 10s, the numbers always end in 0.


2. Use the videos on BBC Bitesize videos to help practise counting on and back within 50 in 2s and counting on and back with 50 in 5s.


3. Complete the questions from the White Rose Home Learning which are about arrays (the way that counting in groups can be organised). There is a video that starts with revision of different topics and then it moves forward to introduce the children to the multiplication work. You don't need to print anything off, if printing is not an option, as your child can draw the arrays and write the answers on a piece of paper. You can then check their work against the answer sheet.