Tuesday 7th July 2020 

Home learning support update

Teachers will be meeting to plan ahead across the school this week so opportunities to meet us on Teams are different to last week. Meetings will be with Mrs Chidwick at 12.15 pm on Tuesday and Mrs Bharaj on Friday at 9.30am. As always, just click on your Teams calendar to join us if you would like to. 

As always, we would like to thank our parents for the excellent support provided for the children, making use of the materials we prepare especially for them. We thoroughly enjoy working in such close partnership with you all.

Today's learning 
 See Menu  of activities below and find all you need on the  Year 1 Maths and English Lessons and Resources page.
Previous learning 
Summer Term Learning
We have continued to learn brilliantly with the help and support of our fantastic mums and dads and colleagues working with children of key workers in school. Take a look!
Use up some energy with Just dance ‘I’m Blue’:
Spring Term Learning
How busy Robins have been at home! Well done all of you. We are very proud of your hard work and thanks to mums and dads for supporting.
Writing - key skills to practise
All parents have been sent an email with details about the rest of this term whether children are returning on Monday or staying at home until September.
Further information will follow about when teachers will be available for home learners on Teams. 
  • Perfect your letter formation or joining.
  • Write the Year 1 Common Exception Words from memory.
  • Write the days of the week from memory - remember capital letters.
  • Write unfamiliar words by counting phonemes (sounds) and then word building.
  • Say a simple sentence and then write it.  E.g. The cat is on the mat.
  • Practise using adjectives (describing words).  E.g. The black cat is on the shabby mat.
  • Use capital letters to start sentences and for days, names of people and places.  E.g. Jake went to Luton last Thursday.
  • Use full stops to end your sentences.
  • Practise writing questions.  E.g. Where do you live?
  • Practise reading your work through, checking for sense and accuracy.
Reading - key skills to practise
  • Decoding words by segmenting and blending.
  • Quickly reading 'sight words' from memory.  E.g. what and said.
  • Reading and rereading sentences/pages to improve flow and expression.
  • Making reasoned predictions when reading new texts.  E.g. I think he will...because...
  • Retelling stories, or part of stories, using the pictures.
  • Describing a character.  E.g. He has dark brown hair.  He is unkind because...
  • Thinking about characters' feelings.  E.g. He is probably excited because...
  • Answering Rex Retriever questions.  E.g. who/what/when/where? 
  • Answering Vocabulary Victor questions.  E.g. Which word tells us...?
  • Answering Inference Iggy questions.  E.g. why/how?
For more help with questioning, please see the reading bookmark in your pack.
Key Skills to Practise



MATHS 11.25 

If there are any clashes with siblings, sessions will be recorded for later viewing

  • Perfect your number formation
  • Count on and back in 1s, from different starting numbers.  Work to 50
  • Count up in 2s.  E.g. 2, 4, 6, 8, 10...
  • Count up in 5s.  E.g. 5, 10, 15, 20, 25...
  • Count up in 10s.  E.g. 10, 20, 30, 40, 50...
  • Order numbers in ascending (going up) and descending (going down) orders
  • Compare 2 numbers using varied language.  E.g. more/bigger/greater/less/smaller/fewer than.
  • Compare 2 numbers using comparison symbols < = >.  E.g. 2321
  • Mentally add/take away.  Practise bridging through tens.  E.g. 23-4=
  • Use numberlines or squares to add/take away
  • Represent your work using number sentences.  E.g. 12+4= , part whole diagrams, bar models or jottings (pictures)
  • Explore missing number/symbol.  E.g. 8+?=10  ?+10=12  15=5+?  20=?-10  22?8=30
  • Practise naming and describing 2D shapes.  E.g. It has 4 straight sides and they are of equal length.  It has 4 corners.  It is a square.
  • Explore using coins to make a total.  Start with pennies.  Can you write a calculation?
  • Practise telling time to the nearest hour and half hour. If you can do these, go on to quarter past and quarter to times.Doodle daily if you can!
  • Doodle daily
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