Summer 1 Home Learning Week 1

Hello to you all!
I hope you are all keeping well and staying safe. It is a very strange time at the moment for all of us and I just wanted to say thank you to you all for your continued support in your child's learning. This half term we will keep updating the class pages to provide you with further support and information for home learning.
It has been really lovely to see photos of what your child has been up to over the last few weeks and I would love to see more of this. Please remember you can email me with any questions or news via the school website. Just look for the 'log in' at the top right hand corner and use your username and password. You can send a message to your friends through this too!
Take a look at how busy your friends have been recently! 
I miss you all and hope to see you all again soon. 
Stay safe and keep sending me pictures  - Miss G x 

Before the Easter holidays, you were asked to complete the Year 1, Week 1 learning resources on the White Rose Maths website. The link was:

You learnt more about:

  • weight and mass
  • measuring mass
  • comparing mass
  • capacity and volume
  • measuring capacity



Maths Work – Week beginning Monday 20th April

This week, please follow the Summer Term, week 1 learning on the White Rose Maths website. The link is the same as above. You will learn more about how to:

  • Make doubles
  • Make equal groups (grouping)
  • Make equal groups (sharing)
  • Find a half
  • Lesson 5 will be a challenge to complete!

Watch the learning videos for each lesson and then complete the activity which links to this. Once you have done this, you can mark your work with the answers. If you have made a mistake, have another go and see if you can figure out where you went wrong.


This is what the link looks like:

To help you practise the phonic sounds we have already learnt you could tune into Mr Mc every morning on youtube. He is focusing on a sound each day to help you revise, practise and apply it in both your reading and writing. 
The first sound is 'sh'. I have added a link to the lesson and also a link to his youtube channel.
His timetable for the following three weeks is:
Design Technology Project
Mrs Javid has set you a challenge:
Year 1
Make a money box
Explain that a money box is used to keep money safe from spending. Alternatively you can make a charity box and the money collected can be given the less fortunate.
 Plan: You’ll need a box or can which you can make a slot in at the top for the money to go in. This can be any material - a cereal box, a shoe box, tupperware or even a tin can (beans).
Design: What will the money box look like on the outside? Which colours will you use? What design will be on the outside? Think about the patterns you will use.
Is there a theme, Christmas, Easter, Ramadan, Hanukkah, Vaisakhi?

Make: Together, decide how to create a flap through which the money box can be opened. Your child can then decorate the outside of the 'box'. 


Evaluate: is there anything that your child needs to change? Could they have made the house a different way? Is there anything that can be improved?
If they were to make it again, what changes would be made?

Learning outcomes: Collecting, assembling and combining materials, cutting, painting, gluing and sticking.

Our focus book for this week is 'Handa's Surprise' 
Please find a link below to watch the story.
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Task 1
You may want to watch the film a few times through. It is just short of 4 minutes.
Answer the following questions: 
Record the answers in your writing book we gave you.
1) Who is the main character in the story?
2) Where is the story set?
3) What does Handa collect on her journey? Name 4 items.

4) What phrase best describes where she lives? Tick the best one.

o Sunny and hot
o Wet and rainy
o Windy and snowy
5) Who was Handa going to visit? What was her name?

6) Name three animals that stole fruit from her basket
o _______________________
o ______________________
o _______________________
7) How do you think Handa felt when she realised all the fruit had gone? Why?
8) What is the closest word to delicious?
‘Handa put seven delicious fruits in a basket…’
o Tasty
o Nice
o Disgusting

9) Write the following events to show the order that they happened in the story.
  • Handa put seven delicious fruits in her basket . 
  • Handa said “ I wonder if she will like the round juicy orange”
  • She set off to Akeyo’s village.
  • Tangerines!” said Akeyo “ My favourite fruit.”

10)  Why does Handa say “That is a surprise!”?

Task 2
Sort the following words from the story into 2 columns (the words are in the table below)
     Nouns                         Adjectives          
Example: A black and white stripey zebra munched on tall green grass.
Nouns    - A place,person or object  
zebra and grass
Adjectives  - A word that describes the noun 
black white tall green
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Task 3
  • Pick an animal from the story 
  • Draw it in your book or print out a picture of it 
  • Around the animal write adjectives to describe it.
E.g Elephant 
Grey skin
Wrinkly skin
Rough skin
Big ears 
Long,grey trunk 
Small eyes
  • These should be written around the outside of the elephant.
  • Then write a sentence to describe the elephant from the story. You could include the fruit he stole too. Remember to use some adjectives to make your writing more interesting.
The enormous, grey elephant stole a ripe red mango from the basket. He stomped off into the distance with his big wrinkly ears flapping around and his long trunk waving around.
The big,grey elephant stole a fruit form the basket.
It can be as simple or as complex as you like.
For more of a challenge you can add 2 adjectives to describe the elephant (noun).
Parents: Encourage your child to use adjectives when describing nouns around the house. The more you discuss and talk about what things look like and describe things in every day conversations the more likely your child will use this skill in their writing. 
Task 4
Practical Activity
With your mum ,dad ,brothers or sisters play a game,
  • Take it in turns to move in different way around the house or in the garden. 
run, jump, hop, skip, slither, slide, skip, walk. tiptoe.
  • Explore different ways of moving and have some fun together!
  • You could take it in turns and have a race or competition. e.g Who can skip to the end of the garden and back? Who can slither on their tummy the furthest? 

  • Explain that this is a verb. 
  • It is an action.

  • Next to yesterday's work write a verb that would describe how the animal would move

  • Parents: Talk to your child about the importance of using appropriate words. For example: an elephant wouldn't tiptoe, he would stomp. 

  • Then can they write a sentence using an adjective and verb about the animal from the story?

  • Example: The slimy, scaly snake, slithered quietly and stole a juicy green apple from the basket.
  1. You can play a game online. 
  2. Click the link
  3. Select year 3 (there isn't a year 1)
  4. Have a go!  How many can you get correct?