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Week Commencing 29/6/20

Dear lovely Year 1 children and families,

We hope you are all doing well at home, here are this weeks activities for you to try! Keep up all the amazing learning you are doing J


Summer 2: Week 5


  • Practise writing the tricky words we have learnt so far; I, no, go, to, into, she, we, me, he, be, you, all, are, her, was, they and my.
  • If you want a spicy challenge you could also try; have, like, said, so, some, come, do, little, were, one, there, out, what and when.
  • Write down as many digraphs and trigraphs as you can remember in one minute! Try this each day and see if you can beat your score.
  • We have started looking at the new phase 5 graphemes too (there are different ways of writing sounds we know). “Wh is a different way of writing “w”
  •  How many words can you think of with this sound in? Which grapheme do they use? Have you noticed that “Wh” usually comes at the start of a word?
  • Use the words you have through of to think of and write some silly sentences with as many “Wh” sounds in as you can! How many did you use? Can you beat your record?



  • Keep reading!! We love stories; can you make a story map of one of the books you have read, drawing a little picture of each thing that happens in order?  


  • This week we are learning about The enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl. Read the story together, or watch this reading:
  • Stop at “Was left alone in the playground.” We are learning about making predictions; what do you think will happen next and why? Are there any clues in the text we have read so far to inform your prediction? Write down what you think will happen next.
  • We are practising re-telling the story; make a story map to show the events of the story In order, drawing a picture of each thing that happened and connecting it with arrows.
  • What are the most important things that happened? Can you tell the story in only three sentences?
  • Who was the main character in the story? Can you think of some adjectives to describe him? Can you use these adjectives to write a character description? Don’t forget to use finger spaces, capital letters and full stops!
  • Why do the children in the story keep getting into danger? They aren’t expecting to see the crocodile. Can you make a “Beware!” Poster to warn them about the crocodile?



  • Each time we do maths we like to warm our brains up first; can you count out loud all the way to 100? Each day start with a different number and count from that number to 100.  
  • At school we are going to be doing lot so learning about numbers from 1 to 100 this week. It would be good to have a hundred square to look at for this. You can find one on Twinkl if you haven't got one at home. 
  • Ask your grown ups to write down three, two digit numbers for you e. 22, 87 and 46. Can you put them in order from the lowest to the highest? How did you know? Try and think about the number of tens each number has to help you.  Repeat with lots of different examples. If you want a spicy challenge you could do five numbers instead of three.
  • Choose any number from 1-100. Use your hundred square to find one more than that number and then one less than that number. Write these as number sentences.

For example:




Look at your hundred square to help with this. Notice that usually to add or take away one we move sideways along the rows. What happens if you chose a number at the start or end of a row?

  • Next we are going to be adding 10 to a number and writing it as a number sentence. For example 23+10=33. Notice that the number of tens changes but the number of ones stays the same. Look at your hundred square when you are doing this; when we add ten we jump down a row. Do this with lots of different numbers. Your extra challenge is to do this with take away ten as well! Look at which direction you move on your hundred square and what happens to the number of tens and ones.
  • Have a look at a blank 100 square (there is an image at the bottom of this page). Can you fill in all the numbers? 



  • This week the Enormous Crocodile wants to find some enormous leaves! He wants to know which leaves are the tallest and which are the widest. Go out and collect some leaves, can you identify which tree they are from. How could you measure how tall they are and how wide they are? Could you measure using cubes? Or even a ruler? How will you write this down so you can compare? What did you find out?


Topic: (Humanities: History)

  • As we are reading The enormous crocodile, we are learning about Roald Dahl. With your grown up find out more about him and his life. Can you make a timeline about Roald Dahl, putting all the important events in time order?
  • You might also like to make a timeline about your own life and all the important things that have happened to you so far!



  • We are designing and making our own puppets over the next few weeks. Chose a character from one of the books we have read (A rabbit, a tiger or a crocodile). With your grown up decide what type of puppet you might make; a sock puppet, a lolly stick puppet, a paper plate puppet etc. Design your puppet, drawing a diagram of what it will look like and writing a list of the things that you will need to make it.


Music: Login to Charanga (details sent home prior to lockdown)


  • Join in with the zoom lessons Mr Robert is doing. We wish we could come to these but now that we are in school it is sadly not possible.


Most importantly, take care and stay safe! J

Year 1 Team. xxx