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Tuesday 12th May 2020

Tuesday 12th May 2020


English: Adjectives are words that describe a noun (a thing). We have done a lot of work on adjectives in Year 1 and today we are going to be looking at them in a different context – a poem. Poems are made up of words and some of the words rhyme, but not all poems do rhyme.

We would like you to look at a poem called ‘Two funny, little red apples’ and list all of the adjectives that you can see in the poem. Once completed, have a go at making a poem about a monster where you need to think of adjectives to describe different parts of your monster.


Maths: The bar model is another way we can show how to subtract and add. The whole bar shows how many objects we start with (10). A part of the of the number is shown underneath (7). Using our number bonds how many more do we need to add to 7 to get to 10? We can show the addition sentence: 7 + __ = 10 or the other way round in a subtraction sentence as 10 - __ = 7. Imagine you have 10 blocks, how many more would be left if you took 7 away? Watch the video that shows how we use the bar model to help us solve subtraction sentences.



Complete today's Maths work on Purplemash: Subtraction Within Number Bonds. 


Phonics: Today we are going to recap the split digraph as the alternate spelling of ‘o-e’ for the sound /oe/, as in ‘pole’ and ‘stroke’. To remind yourselves, watch this short video

Once you have watched the short video, complete the activity on Purplemash where you need to listen to the words carefully and spell them in the box provided.


Guided Reading: Complete the Purplemash comprehension questions after reading yesterday's book.


Science: Today we are going to be looking at our 4th type of animal which is the bird. Birds can be identified by the following features:

  • Birds are warm blooded.
  • Birds have a beak.
  • Birds have feathers.
  • Birds have wings.
  • Birds have two legs.
  • Birds lay eggs.


Work through the powerpoint that is attached and then look at the following video and activities on the BBC Bitesize website:

Whilst you are on your daily walk/exercise, we would like you to keep your eyes as well as your ears out for any birds. You must be quiet, otherwise the birds will be too scared to make an appearance. See if you can tell your adult why they are birds by remembering the features that are listed above. Attached below is a possible list of birds that could be seen.


PE: Complete Day 2 of the Tennis challenge 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.