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Week 7 18.05.20

Hello Year 1,

I hope you have all had a lovely weekend and ready for week seven of home learning.       

I will be giving you all another call this week to have a catch up. I cannot wait to hear what you have all been doing!

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 (remember to click on all the bugs within the book), Oxford Owl or your own books.
  • Complete another read and respond activity for a book that you have read this week (Link below).
  • Complete a Creepy Crawlies in the Garden 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 Terrifying T-Rex’’ – non-fiction writing from the Oak Academy (Link below, click on picture)  

  • Terrifying T-Rex -In today's lesson, we will be listening to an information text about a T-Rex. We will be learning some new vocabulary and then answering questions about it.
  • To commit an information text to memory - In today's lesson, we will be drawing our information text, paying special attention to the subtitles to help us to organise this information.
  • To understand how to use the past tense - In today's lesson, we will be learning about the past tense of regular verbs, learning key rules and practising putting sentences into the past tense.
  • To start to write our information text - In today's lesson, we are going to start writing our Terrifying T-Rex information text.
  • To continue to write out information text -Today, we will finish off our information text and then take time to edit it.



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

There are five lessons to complete over the week

  • Compare length and height
  • Measure length (1)
  • Measure length (2)
  • Introduce weight and mass (We have already covered this in the first few weeks of lockdown. An alternative lesson of 3D shapes is available)
  • Maths challenge

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

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 5: Pentecost: The birthday of the Church.

Look at the picture from Church’s Story 2 page 22-23.  Jesus had returned to God, his Father, and the Holy Spirit was helping the friends of Jesus to pass the message on to others so that they might become his friends too.  This marked the beginning of the Church, its birth.  Pentecost is a holy day on which many parish families celebrate with a party.  On the holy day of Pentecost, the priest wears red vestments at Mass like the colour of fire.


Can you use the picture as a guide to talk about the things you would need, and what you would have to do to celebrate a Pentecost holy day party?


Can you on a flame shape template write how the Holy Spirit guides you to help and serve others?


LEARNING FOCUS 6: Spreading the Good News.

Look at the picture from God’s Story 2 pages 84-85.  Holy days, like holidays, are times for celebrating and enjoyment.   We relax from ordinary life and think about other things.  Holy days are special times for thinking about the life of Jesus and about God the Creator’s love and care for us.  This is Good News.   The Holy Spirit guides us and gives us strength and courage to share that Good News with others.

Can you sing, say or pray these words to show how to spread the Good News of Jesus?

Go out, go out in Jesus’ name

Tell the world His story

By the way you live and work

By the love you show

Can you add another verse of your own to show how you would share the Good News to help others?


Can you talk about all the Good News that you have heard throughout this topic and choose one piece of Good News to decorate a hat, streamer, flag etc. to spread the message to others?


Can you write a prayer to the Holy Spirit asking for help and guidance in sharing the Good News of Jesus?

Foundation Subjects

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

Geography: What is Asia like?  

In this lesson we are going to be virtually flying to Asia, which is the largest continent. First we will be filling our brains with facts about the population and how many countries are in Asia. Then we will be looking deeper into what the landscape is like, it ranges from rainforests to mountains to plains! There are lots of different animals you could see if you visited parts of Asia, and lots of interesting fruit is also grown in the continent. It’s going to be a busy lesson, so make sure you have your brain ready!


Science: How do trees change across the seasons? 

In this lesson we are going to be observing the changes that occur to trees during different seasons. We will then be analysing the annual calendar and comparing events to the seasons. We will be recapping which weather can be seen in each season and how this may affect our calendar events. Lastly, we will be reading about a female scientist!


Geography: What is North America like?  

In this lesson we are going to be virtually flying to North America, which is the third largest continent. First we will be filling our brains with facts about the population and how many countries are in North America. We will be looking at the second largest island which is in North America, called Greenland. There are lots of different languages and animals in the continent, we will be learning all about them. Finally, we will be studying some different places in North America, that you might not have heard of before!


Creative: To make a self portrait using natural or recycled materials  

In this lesson, we will be learning all about the artist Jane Perkins, she is a British artist who uses recycled materials to make portraits



Try out the Wellbeing Journal Pack to focus on the day ahead. Many opportunities to talk about your worries, thoughts and feelings,

Five Minute Boredom Busters. These are great for when you maybe feeling bored. The activities range from indoor to outdoor and require little or no resources.




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 if you wish for more work to complete. 


Have Fun!

Speak soon. smiley