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Monday 27th April 2020

Monday 27th April 2020


English: For the next few days we are going to be looking at recounts. A recount is a piece of writing that give details about an event that has happened. It should have a beginning, a middle and an end – just like a story. Without much more guidance, as I would like to see what you know, I would like you to write what you did over the weekend on Purplemash. Over the next few days, we will be looking more in depth on what needs to be in a recount.


Maths: Counting in 2s is an important part of Maths in Year 1. It helps us identify odd and even numbers and solve division/multiplication problems  If you can find pairs of things around the house (for example, shoes or socks), practice counting in 2s forwards and backwards. For multiplication ask, 'What is 2 lots of 2?' and 'What is 10 lots of 2?'. For division ask, 'How many lots of 2 are there in 8?' If you ask, 'Can we find how many 2s there are in 5?' This can push mathematical thinking even further. Try and link it to odd and even numbers. 


For today's Maths go onto the BBC Bitesize Home Learning;

Exercises can be done on a scrap piece of paper or in your exercise books. 


Phonics: Today we are looking at the ‘ae’ sound as in ‘sea’. Work through the sounds outlined in the youtube video using the following link  

Once you have recapped all the different sounds, log into PurpleMash and complete the ‘ea’ reading and spelling task. Make sure you have your sound on as the words will be spoken to you. Once completed have a go at the following game, making sure you click on the sound ‘ea’


Guided Reading: Go onto the Oxford Owl website;

Search for each book in preparation for the comprehension questions tomorrow. Your reading groups were emailed through PurpleMash. 

Elephants: Big Feet.

Zebras: Painting the loft.

Giraffes: Please do not sneeze.

Lions: Who eats who?

Parrots: The Big Breakfast


RE: Last week, we looked at lots of different pictures from around school and thought about why these places are special to us. Do you think those people who believe in God have their own special place? They do! Christians have a special scared place called churches. They go here to worship God and take time to reflect and be thankful. Other religions also have they own special place. We will be looking at Sikhism and their special place to worship their God is called a Gurdwara. Look through the powerpoint about places of worship to find out more about churches and Gurdwara and then completed the activity set on Purplemash.


PE: Complete Day 1 of the Netball challenge (Wall Work Out) and send us your picture or video of you completing the challenge. Take part as prizes can be won at the end of the week for possibly yourself and the school. Photos and videos create points and points make prizes. For more information, see virtual school games tab on our home learning page.