Dear Year 1,

It seems like ages since I last saw some of you but the emails, phone calls and tweets are continuing to make me smile. You are all making us so proud! A special thank you for your baking examples. I have made cheese scones, buns and millionaire shortbread (my favourite!) this week. I have also enjoyed reading your A-Zs of animals. There were some very clever answers for some of the trickier letters.

Take a look below to find more challenges set within the learning pack. I am especially excited to see who can create their own storyboard. Bonus points if you can re-write the story or can record yourself retelling the story. You may also wish to take a look at the new BBC lessons. There are also some phonics lessons on the YouTube channel ‘Letters and Sounds for Home and School’ that follow the scheme we use in school. The first lesson can be found here Phonics Lesson 1.

Remember, you can register to access reading books online through Rising Stars – Reading Planet. Please ensure you use this link Click here to register as opposed to going directly to the website as this will link you to our school account. Please enter your child's name when registering. Once you have registered, we need to accept new accounts on an individual basis so you may not see books straight away but should if you log back in later in the day. Also, remember to check your ‘junk’ folder on your emails as the verification emails are sometimes found there.

Have a fabulous week and remember to keep sending any pictures or tell me what you have been up through the email or by tweeting @eastbierleyPS.

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.

Try these Kahoots:

Number Bonds to 10 – 06847270

Number Bonds to 20 - 0258105

NUMBER CHALLENGE: Can you find half? This could be half of a shape or object or half of an amount. See my examples below. Remember that half means you split an object or amount into 2 equal parts.


Weekly Reading Tasks

Choose a story to read. This could be a book you have at home or one from Reading Planet. Alternatively, you could listen to a story here or here. Can you create your own storyboard of the main events? Can you use your storyboard to retell the story to someone else?

Can you guess which story I have drawn?

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

Listen to Newsround and discuss what has been happening in the world this week. What new things have you found out?

Try this Kahoot:

Spot the Adjective  - 0977158

Weekly Phonics and Spellings Tasks

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

PHONICS CHALLENGE: We’re going on a word hunt!

Write some words containing some of the sounds on your sound mat. Hide the words around your house or bury them in something like soil, sand or rice. Can you find the words and read them? Can you write a sentence containing each word you find?

Words containing the newest taught sounds can be found here.

Lists of our tricky words can be found at these links -  Phase 3  Phase 4  Phase 5

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

Write a ‘thank you’ letter to the people who collect your rubbish and recycling. What could you include in your letter?

Choose a type of day from the list below Think about what you might see, hear, smell and feel. Can you write a description of the day using lots of adjectives?

Sunny Day

Snowy Day

Windy Day

Foggy Day

Read the following example to help you.

A Windy Day

I can hear the howling, breezy wind.

I can see the bare trees bending and the colourful Autumn leaves falling to the ground. They are sweeping and twirling across the abandoned garden.

I can smell the damp, fresh air.

I can feel the wind swishing my long, wispy hair across my face

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 the environment. Learning may focus on changes to different environments, the impact of humans on environments, climate change etc .

Create a chart to record the weather. Label the chart with days of the week and record the weather at different points in the day. Can you write down key words and take a photograph of the sky. Does it change in the week?

Watch the weather report on T.V. How do they describe the weather? What do you notice about the map? Can you find Bradford on the map? Have they got symbols when they are talking about the weather?

Weather reporter: Pick a day that you would like to present as a weather reporter. You could create some symbols to use when you are talking about the weather. Can you record a video of yourself doing the weather report? I would love to see these! You may choose to watch the weather reports on the telly to get some top tips first. Do you remember when we used to watch Jon the Weatherman in Reception?

What a load of rubbish!  Look at the rubbish as a family you throw out. Do you help to recycle? How do you sort these into junk and into recycling? Look at the range of items and group them into different material groups. Could you design a new way to help recycle more items? Ideas

Practise sorting rubbish to be recycled here.

Switch it off: Take a look at all the electrical devices in your house. Are they all plugged in? Do they need to be plugged in? Could you create a poster to place around the house to help remind people to switch it off once they have finished? You could also think about the amount of water you use. Do you turn the tap off whilst you are brushing your teeth to save water?

Write and draw!  Ask your child to choose one thing they could do to help the environment in school. Can you make a poster to encourage people to do it? We would love to hear your ideas!

World Environment day- This year it will be on Friday 5th June. On this day people from all over the world will do something positive to help our planet. What could you do? Lots of little things can make a big difference.

Listen to a song about things we can do to help to save the planet.