Wednesday January 13th 2021- Year 1 Home Learning

Good morning Year 1.

Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback that we have been getting about the learning being set on the blog and how much you have been enjoying the challenges. There may be times that you cannot manage all of the tasks set and that is fine!

The photos have been fabulous to see and this feedback really helps us teachers to know what is working for you at home. We have been truly amazed by the imagination and creativity from you (and adults at home) shown in the different challenges. 

Remember to keep trying your best and most importantly, keep smiling!

Here is your learning for today:

PHONICS: Tricky Word Snap

Before Playing:

  1. Choose 20 words from the phase 2, 3 and 4 tricky word list (see attached PDF) for an adult to write using different colours on a game sheet (see attached PDF to print or use for ideas)
  2. Ask an adult to write the words chosen onto a score sheet (see attached PDF to print or use for ideas).

How to Play:

  1. Set the timer for 30 seconds or 1 minute.
  2. When the timer begins, an adult reads a word from the score sheet.
  3. Find the word on your game sheet and splat it with your hand.
  4. Every time, you say splat, the adult adds a point to your score sheet.
  5. How many tricky words can you splat in the time given?
  6. Repeat the game. Can you beat your last score?


CASTLE CHALLENGE 1: Sleeping Beauty Description Writing

Remind yourself of the Sleeping Beauty character picture that you did yesterday.

  • What character did you choose yesterday?
  • What adjectives did you choose to label your picture?

For example: blonde hair, blue dress

Use the adjectives written yesterday to help you write between 2 and 5 descriptive sentences about your chosen character.

For example:

Princess Aurora had a blue dress and she had blond hair.

Top tips for sentence writing:

  • Include a capital letter at the start of every sentence.
  • Use finger spaces between each word.
  • Include end punctuation, such as a full stop at the end of every sentence.
  • Make sure your sentence makes sense when you read it.

CASTLE CHALLENGE 2: If this is the question, what is the answer?

  1. Ask an adult to write some subtraction, from 20, 30 or 50, questions on strips of paper and the answers to the questions on separate pieces of paper.
  2. Pair the answers with the questions.
  3. Check your answers using the methods that you have been using this week.
  4. When you are sure they are correct, stick the number sentences in your scrapbook.

CASTLE CHALLENGE 3: Winter Walk Scavenger Hunt

Although it is cold outside, you still need to walk around your Castle Kingdom (in our coats, hats and scarfs).

When you are on your walk, use your senses to see, hear and feel the  different things in nature.

Some examples could be:

  • smooth stones
  • furry catkins
  • rough bark
  • a tickly feather
  • spongy moss
  • glossy evergreen leaves
  • a lacy leaf skeleton
  • fallen tree cones
  • a y-shaped stick
  • animal tracks on the ground
  • a crow’s nest

How many new things can you add to the list?

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
  5. You can be more specific in your book search and type by selecting browse by age or browse by series.

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

For further learning ideas whilst working at home, please have a look at the link below.

Time for a laugh with a cracking castle joke!

Q: What do knights do in the morning?
A: They wake up!

Have a fantastic day!

The Year 1 Team