Year 1 Learning Opportunities – Tuesday 12th May

Good morning Year 1!

Here is a list of the learning opportunities for today… Have fun!

Kind Regards,

The Year 1 Team!

English: Jambo!

Story writing (over 2 days)

Watch Handa’s surprise (A lovely story from Kenya, a country in East Africa famous for its beautiful landscapes and vast wildlife)

Use this as an inspiration to start writing your own short story about a surprise. It could be a surprise party, a surprise present, a surprise visit or another surprise of your choice.

Try to include a story opener (One day, On a sunny day, One rainy day,)

Challenge: Can you include an ‘and, but, because’ conjunction to join 2 simple sentences together? Can you include an adverb (quickly ran)? Can you include an adjective (blue hat)?

Remember: Finger spaces, capital letter at the start of a sentence, a full stop or an exclamation mark at the end of a sentence.

Maths: Dig a Double…

Bury a number between 1 and 10 in a box covered with shredded newspaper (or anything you have available). Dig out a number and double it.

Challenge: Use larger numbers up to 20 or 30.

Other: Syllable Clap

Think of different every day phrases that might be said, for example:

Would you like a cup of tea? Clap out the syllables and add the amount of syllables used.

Repeat with other daily sentences.

Which sentences use the largest amount of syllables?

Which sentences use the least amount of syllable?

PHONICS: Please see the attached PDF for this week’s daily phonic sessions and support structure.  This is to guide parents when supporting their child with phonics and will be most effective if it is done every day.

Phase 5: ou, ir, alternative pronunciation for ‘er’ and ‘y’

Useful phonics websites: (An adult must always check these)                                                     

READING: Oxford Reading Owl has a fantastic selection of Oxford Reading books for the children to read at their level.

  1. Follow the link:
  2. Click on ‘Browse E-books’
  3. Click on ‘free e-book library’. 
  4. Choose a book

As well as listening to the children read, it also benefits them to hear adults read and discuss the story.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY: As well as having fun in the garden for daily exercise, some other fun routines for the children to follow are:

  1. Wake Up, Shake Up Lazytown
  2. Cosmic Kids Yoga.
  3. Joe Wicks Daily PE lessons.
  4. Andy’s Wild Workouts
  5. GoNoodle (YouTube videos)

These can be typed into a search engine by an adult who will then need to check them.

Have fun!