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week beginning 15.6.20

Our focus this week is all about books. We have chosen three books to share with you. They are all books that have lots of repeating patterns and rhymes. They are books that we all love. They are such good fun to listen to and join in with. We hope you enjoy these books too!


This week in phonics we are asking you to focus on the following alternative sounds and spellings for the following:

                                  s as in listen                   

                                  s as in house                    

                                z as in please


1. Watch the videos to revise phase 5 sounds and tricky words.

2. Practise the alphabet song just in case you have forgotten it.

3. Complete the alternative sound activities on the worksheets below.

4. How many words can you find containing the new spelling patterns in your reading books? Make a list.


If your child is finding it challenging to learn the above alternative sound and spelling patterns you can follow the Letters and Sounds lessons that you can find on the link below.

Remember new online phonics lessons have started on YouTube 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.

You might also find the link below useful to revise some of the vowel digraphs the children learn at school. After you have clicked on the link, you need to scroll down to Polly's Phonics and then click again. You can then click on a sound and it will open up the video lesson.


Read as often as you can throughout the week. Try reading some of your own favourites again. Remember you can read your books on Bug Club and also find books on Oxford Owl

Have you looked at the  Summer Reading Challenge 2020? The Reading Challenge normally takes place in the public libraries, but this year has been set up on line. It will celebrate funny books, happiness and laughter. If you take part in the challenge, you will join the silly squad, an adventurous team of animals who love to have a laugh and get stuck in to all kinds of funny books.

Ask your family to look at the link below for more information.

Have you listened to the Queen's Hat yet. It's our Friday story and is on the year 1 class page.

Kinetic Letters

This week please use your Kinetic Letter Mat to practise the Slider Family: v, w, x, z, k. Practise one letter per day.



In Year 1 so far we have looked at different word endings such as ed as in looked and ing as in jumping. We call these word endings suffixes.

This week we would like you to look at the suffixes er and est.

e.g. fast, faster, fastest

      kind, kinder, kindest

      small, smaller, smallest

Have a go at saying these words in sentences. 

Talk to a family member about what er and est do to the meaning of a word.

Look out for words that end in er and est when you are reading this week. 

Make a list of other er and est words.


English 1

One of the things we thought some of you might be doing at home at the moment is learning to ride a bike with or without your stabilisers. How brilliant are you!

It's not easy to say to your mum or dad,

"Let go now, I can do this on my own."

It's not easy for your mum or dad to let go either!

One of the stories we have chosen for you this week is a favourite called Mrs Armitage on Wheels by Quentin Blake. It is a funny book with lots of repeating patterns in it. Mrs Armitage sets out on her bike with Breakspear the dog running alongside. With every turn of the wheel she thinks of ways to add to her bicycle.


We hope all you bike riders, scooter riders or roller skaters will love this story.

Activity 1: Listen to the story

Use the link below to listen to the story of Mrs Armitage on Wheels by Quentin Blake. See if you can join in with the repeated refrain.

"What this bike needs..."

Activity 2: Match the problems to the solutions-a reading activity

Look at the problems and solutions Mrs Armitage faced in the link below. Read each problem and match it to the correct solution from the story.


Activity 3: Design your own bike

Having looked at all the wonderful things that Mrs Armitage added to her bike, we would like you to design your own bike. What would you add to your bike to make it the best bike ever? Don't forget to label your bike.

English 2

Our second story this week is also full of patterns. It is called Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy by Lynley Dodd.

It is a story about a dog called Hairy Maclary who goes off for a walk in town, followed by a few friends and comes up against a nasty surprise in the shape of Scarface Claw!

Activity 1: Listen to the story

Follow the link below to listen to the story.

The repeating patterns in the story happen as the dogs walk into town and again when they run away from Scarface Claw. See if you can join in with the repeating patterns. You could even have a go at the different voices for the dogs.

Activity 2: Making choices

Draw a picture of your favourite dog from the story. Label your picture and write a sentence explaining why you like that dog the best. 

e.g. I like …… because...… .

English 3
Our final book is called Oi Frog!. It's by Kes Grey and Jim Field. This is a funny book with lots of rhyming patterns.

Activity 1: Listen to the story

Use the link below to listen to the story. See if you can spot the rhyming patterns when you listen to the story.

Activity 2: rhyming phrases

My favourite rhyming phrases in the book are:

cows sit on ploughs

moles sit on poles

pumas sit on satsumas


Listen to the story again. When you get to a rhyming phrase you like, press pause and copy the words. Choose your three favourite rhyming phrases from the book. Copy them out in your neatest handwriting. You could even copy some of the pictures to illustrate your writing. 

Which has been your favourite book?

Maths - Activity Mats

Complete the maths activity mats throughout the week to keep your maths skills working. If you can't print the paper, write the answers into your yellow books. Included are the answer sheets for your grown up to use.

Maths - All about capacity and volume

This week in maths we will be learning about capacity and volume.

Use the link below to watch two short videos comparing and measuring

Watch: White Rose -  lesson 3 introducing capacity and volume 

Watch: White Rose - lesson 4 measure capcity

Activity: Complete the worksheet. If you can't print the worksheet off, please write the answers into your yellow work book.