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Week 5 04.05.20

Hello Year 1,

Are we ready for another week of home learning?

This week I would like you to have a look at the VE day work in the link below. To start you off, maybe you could do some research about a very special man who has been in the news lots recently by the name of Colonel Tom Moore. Can you make a poster all about him? Could you draw or paint a portrait of him?

Thank you so much to everyone who is tweeting and blogging. It is lovely to hear from you.                                                                                              

             School twitter: @TeresaCatholic  My twitter: @mrsburrows21          


Remember to keep in touch at least once each week using the class blog. Also once each week, email school with a piece of work you have done. I received lots of emails last week so thank you very much to. Seeing all your lovely work is really making me smile! Keep it up!


Have a good week.

Mrs Burrows x


This week’s activities are:




Watch RWI speed sound sessions 

**You will notice I have asked Mrs Kubiaks group and may group to move onto the next set of sounds.

RWI Phonics lessons at home
Free Read Write Inc. Phonics lessons on
Facebook and YouTube for children to watch at home; three short Speed Sound lessons every day.

  • Set 1 Speed Sounds at 9.30 am (Mrs Wright's and Mrs Atherton's RWI groups)
  • Set 2 Speed Sounds at 10.00 am (Mrs Kubiak’s RWI group)
  • Set 3 Speed Sounds at 10.30 am (Mrs Burrows’ and Miss Perry's and Mrs Hewitt’s)

Recap the sound from the phonics at home booklet, write five words with the sound into your books. Can you put some of these words into a sentence?

Play a phonic game on Education City.


  • Please READ a book each day - Using home readers, Bug Club, Oxford Owl or your own books.
  • Complete another read and respond activity for a book that you have read this week (Link below).
  • Complete VE day comprehension
  • Play on Teach My Monster to read
  • Listen to a story


I would like you to complete the five English lessons about fiction writing - Katie in London story from the Oak Academy (Week 2 schedule) (Link below, click on picture)  

  • Katie in London story. In this lesson, you will hear the story of Katie in London, a little girl who goes on a big adventure in a big city.
  • To commit a story to memory. Now is the time for us to commit our story of Katie in London to memory. We are going to be drawing a story map to help us to do this.
  • To use capital letters for proper nouns. In this lesson, we are going to be learning about using capital letters for names so that we can write the names of the places Katie visits accurately.
  • To begin to write our story. Finally, it is time to write our stories. You will need your story map that we did in lesson 2 so that you can remember exactly what happens.
  • To continue to write our story. Today, we will finish off writing our story and take some time to edit it to ensure that it is the best that it can be.




In maths, I would like you to continue using the White Rose Daily lessons. This week we are learning about number bonds.

There are five lessons to complete over the week

  • Lesson 1 - Part-whole relationships number bonds
  • Lesson 2 - Fact families - linking addition and subtraction (1)
  • Lesson 3 - Add together and find a part
  • Lesson 4 - Add more and count on within 20 on
  • Lesson 5 - Maths challenge

There is a short clip on each lesson and an activity to complete.


Play maths games on Education City

Remember for any extra maths activities, play some games through top marks website or watch some Jack Hartman maths videos on YouTube.


Come and See (RE)

TOPIC Holidays and Holy Days


LEARNING FOCUS 1: What a holy day is.

The word holiday comes from holy day.  In times past the only holiday anyone had was a saint’s feast day or important feast days like Easter and Christmas.  Some days of the year are ‘holy days’, when we celebrate these special times in the Church’s year.


We have just celebrated the feast of Easter when we remember Jesus rising from the dead. Look at the Easter garden or Church’s Story 2 pages 76-77.  (see below) One special word we sing at Easter time to celebrate is ‘Alleluia!’ 

Sing/listen to ‘Holy Days and Holidays’ see link

The church celebrates some days as holy days e.g. the patron saint of the school, Christmas, Good Friday, Ash Wednesday and the Ascension etc.


Q       What happens on those days?

Q       Which of them were also holidays?

Q       How are they celebrated?


Can choose either Christmas, Easter or school’s feast day and record what happens on that holy day?

Follow Me - Holy Days and Holidays.mp3

LEARNING FOCUS 2: Ascension Day: Jesus goes back to his Father.

Look at the picture from Church’s Story 2 pages 76-77.  After his Resurrection, Jesus appeared to the disciples and made a promise to send his Holy Spirit to them.  Read the first two paragraphs from God’s Story 2 page 81 The promise of the Spirit based on John 13:33; 14:18.


Before Jesus left his friends, he promised to send them a helper, the Holy Spirit.   The holy day, Ascension Thursday, celebrates Jesus’ return to his Father.


It is difficult at this age for children to understand the abstract concept of the Holy Spirit. The image of a dove and elements such as air, wind and fire are used to help explain the power of the Holy Spirit.  The effects of these elements are what the children will explore.


Can you create a collage of Jesus talking to his friends; add speech bubbles and retell the words of Jesus’ promise?


Can you create a stained-glass window on a template in the shape of a dove or a flame?  Talk about the choice of symbol and how it represents the Holy Spirit?


Continue with Joe Wicks daily workout at 9am.

Try out these other creative PE activities too.


Think about what makes you and others special.

Talk about the differences and similarities.

There are lots of things the same about you and your friends but everyone is different too – nobody is exactly the same, everyone is unique! No-one is good at everything but everyone is good at something.

Can you draw a picture of your friend or yourself showing how you are different? What makes them /you special or unique?



Join in with Song of the Week. With weekly teaching and other super songs and resources.



If you would like more...

Here is the link for BBC Bitesize website. Each day there will be a maths, an English and a foundation subject activity for you to have a go at if you wish.



Have Fun!

Speak soon.