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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 29.6.20

Suggested work for the week.

Our work this week continues with a geography focus. Last week we learnt about the UK and started to look at all the islands around the UK. This week we are going to focus on the Isles of Scilly. Our book this week is one of a series of books by Ronda and David Armitage called "The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch". 


Play the Phase 5 games to practice your sounds and words.


Same Sound Different Spelling

This week in phonics we are going to focus on alternative spellings for the sound /or/.

                                  or as in talk

                                  or as in your

                                  or as in caught


Complete the alternative sound worksheets below.



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 curved line group: C,O,S,G,Q . All these letters pull round to the tree as their starting point. Practise one letter per day. You can practise the capital letters alongside the lower case equivalent.


The story we have chosen this week is called "The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch" by Ronda and David Armitage.

"Every day he goes to work with a delicious lunch prepared by Mrs Grinling, but Mr Grinling isn't the only one who enjoys the tasty food."


Activity 1:

Listen to the story using the link below. Can you think of any other ways to help get Mr Grinling's lunch safely to the lighthouse? Draw a picture of your idea and label it.

Activity 2:

Now ask a family member to help you read the story. Use the story link below to read from.

There are lots of interesting words in the story such as ingenious and scavenging. Ask a grown up to explain what some of the words mean as you are reading them.



Activity 3: Vocabulary

"This is a delicious chocolate eclair Fred" said one of the seagulls.


Write down the word delicious. Can you think of some other words that have the same meaning as delicious? Write them down.


 Now try the same thing with the word ingenious.

Activity 4: A healthy lunch for Mr Grinling

Plan a healthy lunch for Mr Grinling to take to the lighthouse. Draw the things you would put in Mr Grinling's lunchbox. Don't forget to add some labels.

Activity 5: Write a story

The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch is just one book in a series of adventures for Mr and Mrs Grinling.

Mr Grinling had quite an adventure with Fred and the other seagulls.


Can you think of another adventure that Mr Grinling might have. Write your own story.


Below are some of the other lighthouse keeper adventures that have been made into books. They might give you an idea for your own writing.

You can use the printed paper to write your story (you might need several pieces) or you could write it straight into your yellow books and add some pictures at the end.



Activity 6:

Draw, colour, paint or collage your own picture of a lighthouse.


In geography this week we are learning about the Isles of Scilly. 


Activity 1

Watch William Whiskerson's adventures on the Isles of Scilly and learn about this group of islands.

Activity 2

Find out the three ways you can travel to the Isles of Scilly. Complete the worksheets below.

Activity 3

Find out about the human and physical features on the Isles of Scilly and record on the worksheet below. Physical features are things that are naturally around such as the sea or mountains. Human features are made by people such as a lighthouse or a school.

Watch the video of William Whiskerson's adventures again and see if you can spot any human and physical features on the islands. Add them to your worksheet.

Activity 4:

We have found out that you can get to the Isles of Scilly by boat, aeroplane or helicopter. Why not have a go at making a paper aeroplane or paper boat then test your model to see if it flies or floats. Use the links below for step by step instructions.




In mathematics this week we are going to be revising our understanding of money. In year 1 we need to be able to recognise the coins and know the value of each coin.


How good are you at counting in 2s,  5s, and 10s?  It's really helps when you are counting money.


Complete some or all of the mathematics mats.


Watch and answer the questions on the power point about money. Complete the pages on the worksheets you feel most comfortable doing. Complete some or all of the worksheet pages.