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Monday 27th April

1. The Daily Five - Maths

In maths every Monday we focus on learning and consolidating our number bonds. I would like this to continue every Monday over the school closures.


Today please can your child complete the forth number bonds to 10 sheet in their resource pack. This should be called robots number bonds to 10. Could they then follow this by completing the number bonds challenge 2 that can also be found in the initial pack. If you hae already used any of these worksheet resources, they can be found to re print on the year one home learning page under resources you may need everyday. Next week we will be moving on to number bonds to 20.


When they have finished, they can practice counting in 5's using the worksheet provided under 'today's resources'. 


In year one the national curriculum states that children need to be able to give number bonds to 10 with quick recall. This means that an adult shouts a number e.g. 4 and the child can quickly respond the number to make 10 '6' with little thought.


This is why we place such a big emphasis on practising number bonds to 10 in year 1, if they are completing the written number bonds task quickly, test their mental bonds to see if these are embedded. When they have mastered number bonds to 10 with quick mental recall, this will set them up for success in their maths work when they are older. 


2. The Daily Five - Literacy

Today I would like the children to correct my spelling and punctuation errors in the given paragraph about the 3 little pigs found under 'resources'. Print out the paragraph and add in capital letters over the lower case, full stops and change my spelling above the mistake. 


Then I would like the children to focus on their handwriting in their work books. For handwriting at this stage in their development we focus on letter formation Please see the letter formation guidance on the home learning page under 'resources you may need everyday'. The document is called 'handwriting.pdf'.


Today I would like the children to practice half of the letters in the one armed robot family r, n, m, h completing a line of every letter.


3. The Daily Five - Outside Time/Be Active

See project below: 'Go on a walk around your local village' on a house hunt. 


4. The Daily Five - Project

New activities for this weeks project will be provided on each day. Linking to our new topic, over the week I would like the children to explore different types of houses e.g. detached, semi detached, bungalows etc, using the powerpoint provided. When you have learnt about the different types of houses, Today, I would like you to go on a walk around your local village and go on a 'house hunt' using the worksheet resources provided below. 


5. The Daily Five - Phonics

Todays sound: /a-e/ (first split digraph) 

Below is the structure in which we teach phonics through the letter and sounds scheme. I will guide you through each step daily to keep it as consistent as possible for the children. We begin each session with a review of previous sounds learnt usually using sound cards. You could make your own sound cards by cutting up large squares of cards, and as you learn a new sound write the digraph onto it and keep for the revisit stages. We then teach our new sound, practice it in the context of words containing that sound and then apply it to dictating sentences.   


Revisit: Revisit all sounds learnt so far using flashcards.  


Teach:  a-e as in 'shape' (using Mr Thorne Phonics video, this will give you a clear pronunciation of the sound - see resources below for link). Write the digraph in air and on table with finger. 


Practice:  Play buried treasure, phase 5 (a-e). Click on the link Login using the details given (found in the home resource pack). Then click on 'resources' and then buried treasure should be the first option. Wave your mouse over the picture and it should let you click on a phase, select phase 5 and follow the steps through until you can choose your sound (a-e). Together discuss words that contain the a-e sound and write on w/b (make, same, snake, shape, plane, cake).


Apply: Parent read out this sentences: It will amaze me if you can escape from this maze. Children to write in exercise books. (You may need to repeat this a couple of times so they have time to listen to each word)

Today's Resources:

Mr Thorne and the a-e Split Digraph

Watch UK school teacher Mr Thorne and Youtube sensation Geraldine the Giraffe take you on a learning journey through the world of phonics, grammar, spelling ...