Hello! Useful sites for maths are whiterose.com home
learning and BBC Bitesize. They have lots of helpful games
Our new topic this half-term is 'Life In The Water'.
REMEMBER...you don't have to do everything on every day.
Choose the ones you want to do. Some days you might be
helping at home.
Monday 20th April
You will need a 100 square. Practise counting to 100,
pointing to each number as you say it.
Can you count back from 100?
Practise writing number words correctly to ten.
Write them every day until you can spell them all.
Can you write the number words to twenty?
On your 100 square can you find or colour in 9, 13,
25, 36, 48, 52, 676, 71, 80, 94, 100?
Practise counting in 2's, 5's and 10's.
Use Jack Hartmann counting songs on You Tube.
Write today's date in full.
What did you do over the Easter Holiday?
Write sentences beginning with a capital letter and
ending with a full stop. Draw a picture.
Can you extend the sentence using and
eg: On Friday I played in the garden and tidied my
Write an extended sentence.
Share a book.
Can you paint outside using water and a brush?
Look at paintings by Claude Monet, who had a famous
garden. Look at his paintings 'The Bridge in the Monet
Garden' and his paintings of water lilies.
Can you paint a picture like Claude Monet? - try using
your fingers instead of a brush.
What colours will you use?
There are lots of great ideas for Monet-inspired art
for KS1 on the internet.
Tuesday 21st April
Can you remember all the pairs of numbers that make
10 + 0
9 + 1
8 + 2 etc..
There are 11 pairs altogether.
Now add the subtraction sums to complete the
Eg: 9 + 1 = 10
1 + 9 = 10
10 - 1 = 9
10 - 9 = 1
A number family is 2 addition and 2 subtraction
number sentences using 3 numbers.
Can you create number families for all the number
pairs to 10?
How many different kinds of boats are there in the
World? Eg: steamer, yacht, canoe......
Write a list and draw a picture of your favourite
Share the story of The Three Billy Goats Gruff.
Can you build a bridge?
Can you find out about the Water Cycle?
With help from an adult, can you find ten small
objects and see which ones float and which ones
Make a prediction before you test them. What have
you found out?
Wednesday 22nd April
How did you do with your number families?
Can you create two addition number sentences and
two subtraction number sentences using the following
sets of numbers?
6, 2, 4
12, 7, 5
15, 10, 5
19, 13, 6
Can you make up some of your own?
Have you a favourite film?
What was it called?
Where did you watch it?
Who did you watch it with?
What sort of film was it?...an adventure film,
super heroes, or maybe a musical?
Who was your favourite character? Why?
Can you answer using the word because.
Eg: I liked__________because__________.
What was your favourite part of the film?
Can you write some sentences to answer the
Remember: capital letters for the beginnings of
sentences and names of places and people.
Full stops and finger spaces.
Can you make some of your sentences extended using
and or because?
Have you been exercising daily? Find a different way
you could exercise.
Skipping? Running? Yoga?
Go on a bug hunt.
What insects and bugs can you find? Look under logs
and stones. Be gentle! Always return them to where
you found them.
Draw your bug. Find out about it.
Thursday 23rd April
Can you remember these signs?
< less than
> greater than
8 < 10 18 > 3
Can you use these symbols and numbers within
10... 20... 50... 100... to make number
sentences of your own?
Eg: 17 < 20 20 > 5
Practise counting forward and back in ones, twos,
fives and tens.
How many different words to do with water can you
Eg: stream, wet, trickle, drip, waterfall.... keep
Make a big poster of water words. You could write in
blue and green felt tips.
How many can you think of?
Can your family think of any to add?
Remember to use your phonics knowledge to spell out
new and unfamiliar words.
Cut out some raindrop shapes in paper or card.
Decorate one side and write a water word on the
other side. Can you join them using some string and
make bunting or a mobile?
Piece of paper - as big as you can!
Load your brush with paint and hold the brush over
Tap the brush with a finger from your other hand.
Move the brush over the paper. Keep tapping!
Choose colours of water - greys, greens and blues.
You can find some sounds of rain to listen to on You
Tube whilst you paint.
Listen to 'The Swan' by Saints Saens.
Friday 24th April
3D Shape Hunt
What is a 2D shape? A 3D shape?
Have a look around your house, garden or on a walk
for these shapes:
How many can you find?
Draw some and label using the correct spellings!
Can you find a story or poem to share about a duck?
Can you read it aloud...to a family member...on the
Using phonicsplay.co.uk revise and practise all of
your phase 3 and phase 4 sounds. Play some games.
Use your 100 high frequency word mats in your
reading diary - or find one on Twinkl.
Can you read all of these?
Can you spell all of these correctly?
Practise reading and spelling 5 new ones.
If you can read and spell them all WOW! Choose 5
and write 5 sentences using a word in each.
Learn how to play Hopscotch.
Have you planted any seeds yet?
Chalk (or print out) some of your phonics digraphs
outside. Ask someone to say one and splat it with a
water pistol, or jump on it, or point to it.
Here are some to get started: ai, ee, igh, oa, oo,
lp, lk, tr, spr, scr. Choose different sounds to
change the game!
Play this with a friend. Who's the fastest?
Can you name any of the trees or plants in your
garden or on your walk?
Listen to, and sing along with, these Beatles songs:
'Yellow Submarine' and 'In an Octopus's Garden'.