Year 1 Learning Opportunities – Tuesday 19th May

Good morning Year 1!

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

Kind Regards,

The Year 1 Team!

English: Rainbow Fish

The Rainbowfish are a family of small, colourful, energetic, freshwater fish found in northern and eastern Australia.

Listen to The Rainbow Fish story read by Miss Baker (in 2 parts) Please look on the Year 1 blog page.

In the book, the Rainbow Fish is described as the “most beautiful fish in the sea.” When a blue fish asks for one of his scales, Rainbow Fish refuses, and this causes all the other fish to not like him and leave him all alone, making him feel very lonely. During the story, Rainbow Fish learns how to be a good friend to the other fish in the sea by sharing.

  • Think about what we need to do to be a good friend and what the qualities of a friend are (kind, helpful, loyal, trustworthy, etc)
  • Write a description, including 3 or more sentences to describe what a good friend is and draw a picture to illustrate.

Challenge: Include ‘and, because’ conjunctions and adjectives (kind, helpful) to help with your description.

Maths: Super Subtraction

You will need a pack of cards or if not, you can use a dice.

Shuffle your cards and place them face down. Each person takes a card and puts it in front of them. Record the number on the card (Ace is worth 1 and picture cards are worth 10). Then continue to take it in turns to take a card until the first person reaches 0. (If your using a dice, roll the dice each time to get your number)

Start at 50 and subtract each number that you pick up until you get to zero.

Other: Friendship Paper Chain

Thinking about how the Rainbow Fish made lots of new friends, make a friendship paper chain. Decorate each link and write the names (or initials) of the children in your class and other friends you may have.

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: ph, ie, alternative pronunciation for ‘ou’ and ‘o’

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!