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Welcome to Term 6

Week beginning 13.7.20

This is the last week of term so we are going to think back about all the great things we have done in Year 1 and also think about moving forward to Year 2.

Task 1

Think about your favourite memory of being in Year 1.  This could be a school trip, Christmas Nativity play, Charity week, visitors, etc.  Show us what it is by making a model, drawing or painting and then write about this memory.  Think about why it was your favourite event.

Task 2

Write a letter to your new teacher telling them a bit about yourself and your family and what you like to do.  Maybe you would like to ask them a question about themselves too?

Task 3

Check your new class video where there is a holiday activity for you to do ready to return in September.

Week beginning 6.7.20

This week we are going to focus on the story of ‘Scaredy Squirrel’ by Melanie Watt.

SCAREDY SQUIRREL by Melanie Watt

Task 1

Draw a picture of Scaredy Squirrel.  Write some sentences to describe him and what he is like.  What does he do?  What is he scared of?

Task 2

Scaredy Squirrel has an emergency kit.  What would you have in your emergency kit?  Draw and label all the things.

Task 3

Design a friend for him.  Where could your creature live?  How does the friend help Scaredy Squirrel become less scared?  What could he do or say to comfort Scaredy Squirrel?

Task 4

Scaredy Squirrel is scared of lots of things.  Are you scared of anything?  (Mrs Booth is scared of spiders and the dark!)  Draw anything you are scared of and write about what might help you be less scared of it.  Eg. Mrs Booth is scared of spiders so she keeps a spider catcher close by!  Mrs Booth is scared of the dark so she keeps a torch next to her bed!

Task 5

Create a collage tree for Scaredy Squirrrel.  Draw your tree and then use small pieces of paper and glue them onto the tree to give it some colour.  You could use coloured paper, newspaper, magazines and tear the paper into tiny pieces before covering your tree.

Week beginning 29.06.20

This week we are going to focus on the story of ‘The Last Wolf’ by Mini Grey.

The Last Wolf by Mini Grey

Task 1

Look at the picture of Little Red below getting ready to go wolf hunting.  Discuss what she has packed.  What would you pack if you were going wolf hunting?

Task 2

Choose a picture from the sheet of one of the characters from ‘The Last Wolf’ and describe them.  Write sentences about them using the word ‘and’. Eg. The bear is huge and very hairy. 

Task 3

Think about your favourite part of the story.  Draw a picture and write a sentence about it.  Tell us why it is your favourite bit.

Task 4

In the story, Little Red thinks the animals need more trees.  Look at the wanted poster at the start of the story and make your own wanted poster for more wolves, other animals or more trees.  You could cut out the letters from a newspaper or magazine to make the words.  Stick them on some paper and then draw your picture.

Task 5

Create a story map for ‘The Last Wolf’ to retell the story.  Remember to put all the events in the correct order.  Use the sheet if you need some help. 

Task 6

Look at the sheet with pictures of forests and woodlands.  What can you see, what colours, shapes, animals?  Create your own forest picture.  You could use paint, crayons, collage, pastels, clay etc.  Write some sentences to describe it. 

Task 7

Create a woodland animal using Clay / Paint / Pastels / Chalk / Charcoal / Colouring pencils / Wax crayons.  Design it first on paper and then write sentences to describe it.

Week beginning 22.06.20

This week we are going to look at the story ‘Whatever Next!’ by Jill Murphy.

Whatever Next! by Jill Murphy

Task 1

Design a rocket for going to the moon.  Think about what things around the house you could use.  Draw a picture and label it.

Task 2

Make your rocket design using things around your house and paint or decorate it if you can.

Task 3

Paint a picture of the night sky.  Make sure you include the moon and lots and lots of stars as well as anything else you want to include such as planets, rockets.  Then write sentences to describe it.

Task 4

Baby Bears mummy doesn’t believe he has been to the moon.  Write a sentence to tell us what you would tell your family about where you have been.  Would they believe you?  What would they reply?

Task 5

Write your own adventure story about visiting the moon.  How would you get there?  Who would you go with?  What would you find there?  What would you do there?

Week beginning 15.06.20

This week we are going to look at the story ‘The Worrysaurus’ by Rachel Bright.

Task 1

Have a look at the front cover above.  What do you think the story could be about?  Who do you think it will be about?  What could the dinosaur be worrying about?  How might having lots of worries make the dinosaur feel?  How could we stop the dinosaur feeling so worried?

The Worrysaurus read by Rachel Bright

Task 2

Paint a picture of the cave where the Worrysaurus lives and write some sentences to describe his home.  Try to use ‘and’ in each sentence to link 2 ideas together.  Eg. The cave is big and dark.

Task 3

The Worrysaurus went on a picnic.  What yummy things would you pack for a picnic?  Draw and label the foods you would take.  Write a sentence about it.

Task 4

Write some sentences about the story. 

  • My favourite part is ..... because .....
  • It made me feel sad in the story when .....
  • It made me feel happy in the story when .....

Task 5

The Worrysaurus made himself a tin of happy things.  What would you put in your tin to make you happy?  Draw and label the things.

Task 6

Create a new creature called a Bravesaurus and write a character description of it.  What does it look like?  Why is it brave?  How is it brave?

Bravesaurus character sheet

Week beginning 08.06.20

Jack and the Beanstalk story

Listen to this fantastic version of Jack and the Beanstalk

Task 2

This week we are thinking about the Giant.  We know the Giant lives in a castle in the clouds.  What do you think this castle would look like?  Have a go at creating your own Giants castle (Have a look at the pictures below which show some castles and beanstalks we created in school last week) You could create a castle using Lego or building blocks or you could could draw or paint the castle.  Once you have made your creation write 3 or 4 sentences about the castle describing what it looks like.

Task 3 Sound button activity.

Task 4

Oh no the Giant has escaped and is somewhere in outer space!  Copy a picture of the Giant (or invent your own) and then you could label the parts of the giant or write a description of him. Remember to include what he looks like (appearance) and what he is like as a person (personality).  Challenge:  Can you use because in your sentences? Use the pictures below to help you.  Here is an example of a description of Jack 

 

Jack has red hair and he wears a green coat.  He has big brown shoes and skinny green legs.  Jack is adventurous because he climbs straight up the beanstalk.  He is kind because he brings the harp, hen and old woman back down the beanstalk.

Task 5

Watch this brilliant version of We're going on a Giant Hunt with Mrs Halford and her family.  They set out on a mission to find the Giant and ask him all your questions.  Could you write or perform your own version of We're going on a Giant hunt?

We're Going On A Giant Hunt.

The Halford family set out to find the giant and ask him your questions...

Week beginning 01.06.20

Task 1

Find different versions of Jack and the beanstalk and read them/listen to them.  Here are a few to get you started...

Miss Wright reading Jack and the Beanstalk

Still image for this video

Jack and the beanstalk - Kids Stories - LearnEnglish Kids British Council

http://www.britishcouncil.org/learnenglishkids Watch Jack and the beanstalk and read along to the story with the words on the screen. There are more fun acti...

Task 2

Compare 2 versions of Jack and the Beanstalk. You could use the story Miss Wright read to you and the one on Youtube above or if you have a different version you could use that. Can you think of 3 things which are the same in both stories and 3 things which are different? Which version do you prefer and why? 

Task 3

Have a go at retelling the story of Jack and the Beanstalk.  You could make puppets for your retell or use your teddies and pretend they are the different characters, or you could act out the story with your family.  We'd love to see a photo of your retelling.

Task 5 questions for the Giant

What question would you ask the Giant?

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