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CLASS 1 Tuesday 31st March

RHebblewhite - 30 Mar 2020

Tuesday  31st March

Good Morning Class One. Did you have a good start to the week? I hope you enjoyed seeing your friends on this week's Class Photo Gallery? Please keep sending me your news! It really brightens up my day!
I will continue to give the children praise and next-step tasks in the 'Notes' section of the observations.
Here is some of Duncan's fantastic work from last week:



Practise our dance from last week - perhaps you could send me a video of your dancing, to show your friends!
Also, Sporting Influence have set us some sports challenges. Today's challenge is all to do with ball skills - why not give it a try?



  • Can you answer our 'Yes/No' questions today? Can you write your own question for your friends to read on the webpage this week?
Can I paint with a brush (by Mrs Hebblewhite)
Can a cow dig in the soil(by Charlie)
  • Sing along to our 'Tricky Words' song, below.
  • Practise your 'Tricky Words' in your tub.
  • We have two new tricky words to learn today, 'you' and 'they'. You will find them on the photocopied sheet at the back of your soundbook.  Practise saying them with the actions.
  • If you would like a challenge, see if you can write some of these tricky words from memory: 'I', 'no', 'go', 'to', 'we', 'me', 'he', 'be'. Can you write a sentence with a tricky word in it?

  • We have a new sound to learn today! It is the 'ur' sound. Watch this video clip. There is more than one way to write the 'ur' sound, but this week, we will be concentrating on 'u-r' words.
  • Play a game. Each time you hear your grown-up say an 'ur' word jump up and down/throw a ball into a tub/shoot at a goal etc.. (here are some examples: fur, turn, hurt, surf, turf, burn, burst).

  • On the Phonics Play website play 'Obb and Bob' to practise our new sound 'ur', which is a 'Phase 3' sound. Bob likes to eat real words and Obb likes to eat fake words! The website is free to use, with the username 'march20' and password, 'home'. Here are some instructions:

Click on: Obb and Bob/3/Phase 3/set 1-7+ur. 

You could also go back and practise set 1-7, plus any previous digraphs from the children's soundbook, that you feel they need to consolidate.


This week we are practising our numbers to 20 and learning how to recognise and order the numerals.
  • Play one of yesterday's games, to consolidate your recognition of numerals 11-20.
  • Make some numerals from 11-20 from lego/playdough/natural materials.
  • Can you help me to make a powerpoint, to help our class practise our numeral recognition to 20, by taking pictures of yourself with a numeral from 11-20 that you have created? Upload your photos onto EvidenceMe.


Mrs Atkinson, who will be teaching us music after Easter has uploaded a fun music lesson onto the website, which you might like to join in with. She will send a new lesson every week, which you will be able to find on the school's home page.


The project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to learn more about the area in which they live. Learning may focus on your local area, famous people, key landmarks and links to your city.

● The rooms in my house- ○ Support your child to create a map or cross section of their home. Can they name all of the rooms? An adult could hide an object in a room and mark where it is on the child’s map. Can they use their map to find the hidden object? Label each room using phonics knowledge. ○ Gather an object from each room and challenge your child to return them to the appropriate room e.g. toothbrush from the bathroom, teddy from their bedroom. ○ Hide objects around the room and describe where it is e.g. “it’s under something red” Can your child hide an object and describe where it is for you to find?

● Go on a numeral hunt- ○ Search for numerals around the house (clocks, books, house numbers, car registrations, oven, washing machine). Can they record the numerals on paper?

● Find your house on google maps- ○ Explore using google maps to look at your house from above and on street view. Use the arrows to move up and down the road and around your area. Can they find key places e.g. the corner shop, their school, grandparents houses. ○ Search for a house in a different part of the world and discuss how it is similar or different to your own. You could use places children have visited on holiday or search places that are significantly different.

● Junk model your house- ○ Using old packaging (shoe box, cereal box etc.) support your child to make a model of your house. Can they count how many windows there are and stick on the right amount? Can they write their house number on the front? ○ Junk model your dream house. Use materials from around your house to decorate e.g. old wallpaper, fabric, wool. 

● Use construction blocks to build your house- ○ Using lego, duplo, wooden blocks make a model of your house. Can they add in the rooms and doors in the right places? Write labels to match each room on pieces of paper. ○ Build your dream house out of construction blocks.

● Create a furniture collage- ○ Using old magazines and catalogues support your child to cut out and stick or sort objects into the room they would belong in. Support your child to use the correct scissor grip using this guide.

● Exploring with your senses- ○ Gather a collection of household objects e.g. fork, cup, toothbrush, teddy bear, book and show your child. Use a scarf/ material as a blindfold and pass your child one of the objects. Can they figure out what it is through touch alone? Give clues if they are struggling. Swap roles and ask your child to give you an object to figure out. ○ Explore the textures around your house. Can children find something rough, smooth, bumpy.They could take a wax rubbing of each texture (Lay a piece of paper over the top and rub over with the side of a crayon). You could continue this into the garden.

 Classroom Secrets Learning Packs - These packs are split into different year groups and include activities linked to reading, writing, maths and practical ideas you can do around the home. Twinkl - to access these resources click on the link and sign up using your own email address and creating your own password. Use the offer code UKTWINKLHELPS. Headteacherchat - This is a blog that has links to various learning platforms. Lots of these are free to access. 

Take care and remember to look after one another,
Mrs Hebblewhite x

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