Dear Year 1,

I have loved reading all the emails and tweets I have been sent and enjoyed speaking to many of you on the phone. It is super to hear about the range of learning happening and that you are all keeping busy. I have noticed that many of you are enjoying the sunshine and spending time outdoors, which is fantastic! After seeing all the baking pictures, I have been baking (and eating) too. So far I’ve made cookies, shortbread biscuits, flapjack and some Easter buns. Could you do any baking this week? If you do, send me a picture to give me some ideas for my next bake.

Below is your fourth week of home learning. Splatters at the ready to teach your grown-ups how to play SPLAT! I wonder what you will use as your splatters. I also look forward to seeing how many ways you can answer the Number Challenge. Remember, you can send any pictures or tell me what you have been up to by sending an email to or tweeting @eastbierleyPS.

Enjoy your week and I look forward to hearing from you all,

Miss Sowray

Weekly Maths Tasks

Work on Numbots - your child will have an individual login to access this.

Complete learning tasks on MyMaths and revisit previous learning.

Keep up to your Daily Calculations using Daily 10. You will need to select from the Level 1 questions and write your answers down as you go along. Answers are revealed at the end.

Can you recognise the coins and notes on this Kahoot quiz? Pin - 08590860

Number Challenge How many ways can you make 6? I have given you a few examples to get you going. Can you be creative in how you represent your calculations?

Weekly Reading Tasks

Can you read fiction, non- fiction and poems about animals? Can you find adjectives in the books used to describe the animal and use these to create your own riddles?

Can you work out which animals are being described on this Kahoot Quiz? Pin - 08739308

Register on Reading Planet and you will have access to a range of the reading books we use in school. Once you have registered, I will need to confirm your registration so please keep checking back - register here

Weekly Phonics and Spellings Tasks

Daily phonics - practice sounds and blend words containing these sounds (see sounds sent home in pack).

Phonics Challenge: Can you play SPLAT at home using some of the sounds you find trickiest? Write the sounds on separate pieces of paper and spread them out. When a grown-up says a sound, can you splat it as quickly as you can? You could also play this game using the common exception words. We use fly swatters as splatters in class but you can be original and use whatever you have to hand!

Interactive games found on links below.

Phonics play You can play Obb and Bob on here!

Top Marks

Spell the days of the week: Keep a diary of things you do in the week.

Spell common exception words (See look, cover, write, check sheets in pack).

Spelling Shed Complete set lists on Spelling Shed.

Weekly Writing Tasks

A-Z Animal list: Can you think of an animal for each letter of the alphabet?

Create a fact file about your favourite animal. Research an animal of your choice and explore the vocabulary required to describe them.

Can you create your own animal? It may be a mixture of two animals, which already exist, or a completely new animal altogether. Can you write about it?

Additional Resources

J2Code – A range of activities to explore computing and coding. There are short lesson activities but also the opportunity to be more creative within the ‘JIT’ Platform.

Additional Year 1 phonics support can be found here:

Learning Project - to be completed through the week

The project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to learn more about key animals they are interested in. Learning may focus on exploring the physical aspects of an animal, their habitat, categorising animals etc.

Find out about:

What are mammals?,

What are amphibians?

What are birds?

What are fish?

What are reptiles?

What are minibeasts?

See the clips we watched in class here. Animal Groups

Create a mask : Using different materials around the house, create a mask of their favourite animal. Think about the colours and shape. Can they add different textures to their mask?

Animal grouping: Get your child to group animals into two columns. Identifying animals that can fly and cannot fly. What do animals eat? Scientists group animals into three different groups according to what animals eat. These groups are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. Carnivores eat other animals, herbivores eat plant material including fruit, leaves, vegetables, omnivores eat a mixture of meat and plant material.

Nocturnal animals - What do they think this word means? Watch and discuss the animals they saw. Have they seen these animals? How could they describe them? Nocturnal animals are more active at night than during the day. These animals sleep during the day, often in a burrow or den. They have special adaptations that help them survive in the dark. Over millions of years, these animals have developed traits that help them survive in the darkness. Nocturnal animals may have larger ears to hear better, bigger eyes to see better, and body parts that glow in the night.

For more information on Nocturnal animals Click here

Create your own nocturnal animal art.