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Week 6 11.05.20

Hello Year 1,


I hope you have all had a lovely weekend and enjoyed any VE day celebrations you may have had. It looks like lots of you had a great time from the pictures on the blog and tweets your parents have posted.

We enjoyed celebrating and enjoyed a picnic in our front garden. Some of our neighbours did the same too. On Saturday, I camped in my back garden. We even watched a movie outside. Noah, Oliver and Charlotte loved it and want to do it again.

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

             School twitter: @TeresaCatholic     My twitter: @mrsburrows21          

Have a good week.

Mrs Burrows x


This week’s activities are:




Watch RWI speed sound sessions 

***Remember Mrs Kubiaks group and my 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.

**Only five children logged onto Bug Club last week!!

PLEASE log on this week and give it a go. **

  • Complete another read and respond activity for a book that you have read this week (Link below).
  • Complete a beautiful butterfly comprehension (Link below)
  • Play on Teach My Monster to read
  • Listen to a story


I would like you to complete the five English lessons ‘The Tiger who came to Tea’ - fiction writing from the Oak Academy (Link below, click on picture)  

  • The Tiger who came to Tea - In today's lesson, we will be listening to the story of The Tiger who came to Tea. We will then be answering questions on this.
  • To commit a story to memory - To day we will be drawing our story map to help us remember the story of The Tiger who came to Tea.
  • To understand how to identify and write questions - Today we are going to be learning all about questions. We will be identifying question and then practising writing them ourselves.
  • To start to write our story - Today we will be writing the beginning of the story of The Tiger who came to Tea.
  • To write the end of our story - It is time for us to finish our stories and have a go at editing our work.



In maths, I would like you to continue using the White Rose Daily lessons. (Link below, click on picture) This week we are learning about.

There are five lessons to complete over the week

  • Add by making 10
  • Subtract within 20
  • Add and subtract word problems
  • Compare number sentences
  • Maths challenge

There is a short clip on each lesson and an activity to complete via the BBC bitesize page or activity sheets below.

White Rose Summer Term - Week 4 worksheets

Remember to play maths games on Education City. 

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 3: Pentecost: The Holy Day.

Look at Church’s Story 2 pages 78 and 79.  Talk about what is happening in the pictures and read the text together.  Explain how the disciples were afraid when Jesus had left them and they had gathered together in one room.  The coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost changed them.  It is a holy day because this gift of the Holy Spirit is very special.  The Holy Spirit helps and guides us in our lives just as happened to the disciples.  The Holy Spirit appeared to Mary and the disciples like tongues of fire, giving them strength and courage to serve others.


Can you make a face on a paper plate or a round piece of card to show how the disciples felt?  Discuss what captions would be appropriate. e.g. ‘The Holy Spirit bring us happiness.’  ‘The disciples were astonished.’ etc.


Can you add speech bubbles to the picture on page 79 to show what Mary and the disciples might be saying?


LEARNING FOCUS 4: Pentecost Day.

Look at the pictures from God’s Story 2 pages 84-85 Pentecost Day.   Share the story and talk about Pentecost in more detail.   Emphasise how Jesus’ friends knew he would keep his promise and how, with the help of the Holy Spirit, they shared the happiness of Jesus’ love with everyone.


Can you create a dance showing the sequence of the events of Pentecost Day? Discuss how the friends of Jesus changed?

Foundation Subjects

The Oak academy has some fantastic foundation lessons prepared. Please click on each lesson title for the link.


Geography: What is Australia like?  

In this lesson, we are going to be virtually flying to Australia; the continent is also known as Oceania and Australasia. Today, we are learning more about this small continent. First, we will be filling our brains with facts about the population, how many countries are in Australia and the currency they use. Then we will be looking at the interesting animals and landmarks you could see if you visited Australia.


Science: How does the weather change across the seasons? 

In this lesson, we are going to be looking at more detailed impressions of what scientists are and look like. This will help us begin our lesson and understand how the weather changes across seasons. We will be reminding ourselves of the different types of weather and comparing this to the seasons. Lastly, we will be beginning our first scientific experiment!


Geography: What is Africa like?  

In this lesson, we are going to be virtually flying to Africa! Today, we are learning more about this huge continent. First, we will be filling our brains with facts about the population and how many countries are in Africa. I am so excited that we will be looking at different foods which are grown in Africa and transported all over the world. Then we will be looking at the interesting animals and landmarks you could see if you visited Africa. Get your passport ready, let’s virtually fly to Africa


Creative: To go on a texture treasure hunt. 

In this lesson, we will be learning about an artist called Max Ernst. He created a technique in art called frottage. This is when you use your pencil to make rubbings of textured objects which you find around your home.



Create your own wellbeing jar. Follow the craft instructions (below) to create your own wellbeing jar. Having things to look forward to can make you feel happier and improve your wellbeing. Each time you think of something you would like to do in the future, write it on a piece of paper and place it inside your decorated jar. I am going to start one of these too!


Continue with Joe Wicks daily workout at 9am.

Try out these other creative PE activities too. Noah and Oliver enjoyed doing the balloon keepy ups!



Have a go at some of the activities and sing along!




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



BBC Bitesize

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!


Any problems, ring school and leave a message for me.


Mrs Burrows x