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Week 6

Dear all,
I hope you are well. Well done for working so hard at home. I know this week would be our usual half term week, but I have uploaded some activities just incase smiley. Thank you so much to the foxes that have sent in pictures of your wonderful work for everybody to see. I have uploaded them onto the slide slow on the previous page. Please do send pictures of your activities to the work email address: as I would love to see what you have been up to and share it with our class on the slideshow.
Thank you,
Miss Todd.
Smile Challenge

In the video below, Hedgehog and Tortoise want to give each other a great big hug, but they're not allowed to touch. They come up with lots of fantastic ways to make each other smile without being close to each other. How many different ways can you try and make someone else smile without hugging them?  Do you have a funny joke that you could video and send or an idea for a piece of art you could make and give to somebody? 

While We Can't Hug


-  On this website, there are many different short phonics comic strips that you can read which directly match to the sounds or alternative pronunciations you have been learning. 




Last week we concentrated on spellings, including our common exception words (words that cannot be spelt as they sound) and different suffixes. We learnt that a suffix is a string of letters that go at the end of a root word, changing or adding to its meaning. These suffixes were –ing, -ed, -er and –est. Please continue to learn these spellings. You could hide these words around your home and when you find one write it down.


Your 2D shape art and 3D shapes were brilliant last week! Thank you for sending those pictures in to the work email address. Please keep revising the 3D shape names as well as your counting and number bonds to 10. 

This week we are going to focus on fractions. We will learn to recognise, find and name a half as one of two equal parts of a shape, object and quantity. Below I have read a story to remind you about what a half might look like. 


What does a half look like?

Still image for this video

Task 1 (Half of a shape) - Can you ask somebody to draw some of the 2D shapes we talked about last week and then colour half of each shape?

Task 2 (Half of an object) - With an adult, can you cut any of the food in your kitchen in half?
Task 3 (Half of a quantity) - Can you solve these fraction problems by sharing objects in half between you and somebody else?
½ of 6 =

½ of 8 =

½ of 10 =

½ of 12 =


If you are able to quickly respond to half questions such as ‘half of 10 = 5’, you could adapt this learning to recognise, find and name a quarter as one of four equal parts of a shape, object and quantity. How many people do you need to share between if you are finding 1/4 of an amount? Yes,  smiley that is right... 4! How many did each person get?

By the end of year 1 children should be able to identify and name everyday materials and describe their properties. Now you have completed the materials and properties hunt (on week 2’s home learning page) we are ready to compare and group together materials based on their simple physical properties. Last week (on week 5’s home learning page) you sorted different materials by investigating whether they sink or float. I wonder whether you can sort objects in another way. Learn the words opaque and transparent and go on a hunt around your home to find out whether there are more opaque or transparent objects. Below are some pictures for you to practise with, are the objects opaque or transparent? 

Topic- Flight

Think about all the different elements of flight we have covered! laugh
We've looked at insects, birds, balloons, hot air balloons, aeroplanes and rockets. What sounds do these different things make? (Loud, quiet, high, low). In school we would be using different instruments to try and recreate flight sounds.
At home can you be imaginative and creative and make your own musical instrument to try and recreate flight sounds?


Don’t forget to send a picture and/or video of your work, we’d love to see it!