This week our Friday fun zoom theme is 'wear something on your head'.


Monday: Today we will be adding by counting on. We will use our star words first, then, now to help us create some stories of addition.  We will count on from our starting number each time. It is important that children see that they are not just adding two separate numbers or items, they are adding to what they already have. Use practical equipment (counters, blocks, pasta) for support and the first, then and now sheet to help. 

Tuesday: Today we will be adding by counting on using a number line and tens frames (see below for templates).  Practical equipment will be useful again for this lesson to support your child.

Wednesday: Today we will be doing number bonds to 20. There are sheets that cover number bonds to 10 too.

Thursday: Number bonds to 20

Friday: Consolidation of this week's learning.  There are 3 activities to choose from - play a memory or pairs game, complete a worksheet or complete the number bonds square!  YOU CHOOSE!

Here is the link to the Topmarks maths game we played this morning.

 Year1-WORKSHEETS-Part-whole-modelsFRIDAY CHOICE.pdfDownload
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In English this week we will be using 'The Last Wolf' story to help us write our own hunting story!

  Please find a You Tube link to the story below.

Monday: We will share the model text and write sentences in our red books using vocabulary from the story.

Tuesday: We will share the model text again and answer questions from the Question sheet into our red books.

Wednesday: We will share the poem 'The Sneaky wolf' and change the verb and adjective each time to write our own wolf poem.

Thursday: We will share the model text, play a sequencing game and then make a story map.

Friday: We will play alliteration snap.

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We will be starting our new topic this week called Polar Adventurers!

More details and video clips can be found on our Spring Term page.

This topic is all about investigating materials.

I have uploaded the lesson plans for these lessons too see below!

Tuesday: Today you will think about the question 'What is a material?'

Think of as many different materials you can.  Go through the examples of materials using slide 1 (below) on the screen. Ask your child to look around the house/garden to see if they can see any objects that are made from metal, fabric, plastic, stone or wood. 

Provide your child with Sorting Cards A (below). Ask your child which of the words on the cards describe a material and which don’t. When you have finished, your child can complete the name of a material in the boxes on the worksheet and draw a picture for each one. The sheets are differentiated from 1A to 1C, with 1C being the hardest.  Please choose the appropriate sheet for your child.

 Thursday: Today you will learn to distinguish between an object and the material from which it is made. How many different materials can you remember? Show children the pictures of objects cut up into jigsaw pieces on the slides on the screen (slide 2). What is this object? What
material is it made from? Check answers on the slides. Repeat with the other objects on the slides. Then complete the worksheet 2A, 2B or 2C.  Children to look around the house to see if they can identify two objects that are made from that material, then record on the worksheet.

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This week you will be talking and learning about who can help.

1. Start a discussion with your child on feelings with some key questions:

How might we feel if:

  • Your best friend comes round to play
  • You’re going to a party
  • You’re asked to tidy up your toys / games
  • You can’t go out and play because it’s raining
  • You’ve got no-one to play with at playtime
  • Someone asks you to join in a game at playtime
  • Other ideas

2. Explain that sometimes we can feel nervous, worried, anxious or scared about something, for example, going somewhere we haven’t been before. When we feel like this our body tells us that it’s having those feelings because things happen to our body which don’t normally happen. What things can happen to our body when we’re feeling nervous or worried? (prompt as necessary): 

  • Butterflies in the tummy
  • Feeling hot
  • Feeling sweaty
  • Feeling sick
  • Hands might shake
  • Needing the toilet
  • Going red in the face
  • Other ideas 

3. Explain to your child that they are going to draw pictures or write words on the Gingerbread Man Feelings sheet (below) of all the ways they can think of that the body shows us when we are feeling nervous or worried or scared. 

4. Show the children the Gingerbread Man Who can help? activity sheet. Children complete the task by writing the names of people they can talk to when they’re worried about something. One name for each limb of the Gingerbread Man (i.e. four names). When they have completed the task they can draw a smiley face for the Gingerbread Man.

5. Explain that sometimes the people who look after us can tell if we are worried about something. But sometimes - especially if they are very busy - they might not notice.  Ask the children what they might do to get the helper to listen to them,  examples of ideas might include:

  • Find a good time - when they are not so busy
  • Ask when a good time would be to talk to them
  • Find another safe person who is not so busy
  • Remember that there are safe adults at school that the children can talk to - teachers, teaching assistants, lunchtime supervisors etc.
  • Other ideas

6. Finish the discussion by reinforcing the message that it's important to talk to someone if they are worried about something and not to give up, but to keep trying.

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