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Week 5

Letter from Mrs Hancock

W/C 20th April 


We hope you had a restful holiday.


We have some new home learning activities for you this week.

We do realise that home learning is not easy, but please do as much as you can.

Parents: Feel free to substitute activities for ideas of your own.



Learning this week will be focused on doubles, equal groups and halves.


Take a look at Summer Term Week 1 on Whiterose Maths Home Learning.

For each lesson, there is a video to watch and an activity to do.

You do not need to print the activities.

You can just tell your adult the answer.


Log onto your MyMaths tasks.

We have set a halves and quarters activity for you to do.

You can also complete any tasks that you have not done yet.



Login to Oxford Owl for lots of online reading books.


Class 1 (Maple) Username: whitecote1 Password: Maple

Class 2 (Juniper) Username: whitecote1a Password: Juniper


When you have read a book, can you write a review about it?

Explain what the story/book was about, who the characters were and what you liked about it.

You can also draw a picture of your favourite part. 



Go on Phonics Play and practise some phase 5 phonics.


Picnic on Pluto - Practise the split digraphs a_e, i_e, o_e & u_e.



This is a nice spelling activity.

You can choose words from year 1 or any other year group.



Talk4Writing have produced some lovely home learning materials, with lots of great reading and writing activities.


Read the story of Sidney Spider (see the link below) with a grown-up and talk about the story together.

Then complete Sidney’s sticky notes activity.

"I liked.., I want to know... I was surprised by..."


Whole school challenge 

Can you write a story or a diary entry about what you did during the Easter holidays.

Remember to use capital letters and full stops. Can you use a conjunction and adjective.

You can even draw pictures to go with it!

**send photos of work to**



Make a Birthday Card for Captain Tom’s 100th Birthday.


You may have seen in the news Captain Tom, a 99-year-old Second World War veteran, has raised millions of pounds for the NHS, to aid the fight against the Coronavirus. His original plan was to do 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday and to raise £1000.

Captain Tom completed his 100 laps on Thursday 16th April 2020 and has now raised millions of pounds!!! 


As a way of saying thank you to Captain Tom, Reegan Davies (aged 8), is encouraging children all over the world to make birthday cards for the veteran in honour of his 100th birthday on the 30th April.

Captain Tom’s family has said that they will compile all the pictures that use the hashtag #makeacardfortom into a video, to show him on his birthday.


To join in, follow these three simple steps:

1. Make a birthday card at home.

2. Ask a grown up or your class teacher  (if your adult does not use social media) to share a photo of your card on social media – Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

3. Use the hashtag #makeacardfortom so all the birthday cards can be collated together.

**Don’t forget to email a photograph to us so we all see your wonderful cards!**



Learn a new song all about different materials



How many different materials (eg metal, plastic, rock, paper, rubber etc) can you find in your home?

Can you find objects that are made of more than one material?



**Don't forget to send us pictures with 'YR1 home learning' in the subject to**

Have fun and stay safe!

Mrs Hancock and Miss Mumby