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Milking Bank Primary School

To go further than I thought; to run faster than I hoped; to reach higher than I dreamed.

week beginning 22.6.20

Our work this week has a geography focus. We will be learning about the UK and the islands around the UK. We will also be continuing our work on the weather and seasons as we officially move into the summer months. Our book this week is about a girl called Katie Morag. She lives on a fictional island off the coast of Scotland with her mum and dad. We hope you enjoy this story.

Play the Phase 5 games to practise your sounds.


Same Sound Different Spelling

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

                                  i as in tin and gym                    

                                  ear as in hear, here and beer                   

                             ar as in car, father and half


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.

Kinetic Letters

We are now starting to revise capital letter formation. This week please use your Kinetic Letter Mat to practise the straight line group: I, E, L, F, H, T . Practise one letter per day. You can practise the capital letters alongside the lower case equivalent.




In Year 1 so far we have looked at different word endings (suffixes) such as ed,ing, er, est, s and es and the prefixes un

Have a go at the suffixes and prefixes activity in the Small Town Superheroes game on BBC Bitesize. Once you have had a go at this game, you might want to try some of the other grammar and punctuation activities available on Small Town Superheroes.


Our story this week is Katie Morag and the two Grandmothers by Mairi Hedderwick. 

Activity 1

Watch the video below called Katie Morag - The Island Tour of Struay to help you to understand the setting of the story and find out about the character. In the Katie Morag stories is a map of the island. Draw a map of where you live, draw all the important places on the map and label them. Discuss the differences between the tow places.

Activity 2

Listen to the reading of the story -Katie Morag and the two grandmothers.

Now you have a go at reading some of the story using the power point. 

Write a short description of the island. Try to use some describing words in your sentences. Aim for at least 3 magic sentences.

Activity 3

Now you have completed the activities linked to the story, why not watch the CBeebies episode of Katie Morag and the Two Grandmothers. 


In geography this week we are learning about the United Kingdom.

Follow the BBC Bitesize link to learn more.


Talk to your family about the places and countries you have been to in the UK. Can you find them on a map? You could look at some photographs of the places you have visited.

Complete either or both of the worksheets below.


June 21st marks the first day of the summer month.

There are 4 months in the summer season. They are June, July, August and September.

Look at the powerpoint to learn about some of the changes that happen during the summer month.

Arts and Crafts

Create your own picture of the sun to celebrate the start of the summer season.

Maths - Activity Mats

Complete the maths activity mat 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 Activty Mat 1

Maths Mix Up 1

Fill in the missing numbers on the Maths Mix Up activity sheet.

Mental Maths 

Count in 2s, 5s and 10s using the video links below.

Maths - All about capacity and volume

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

Use the link below to watch two short videos measuring capacity and volume.

Watch: White Rose -  lesson 3 introducing capacity and volume

Watch: White Rose - lesson 4 measuring capacity 


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