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Week 5: 04/05/2020

      Hello!  This week Miss Bonthrone has sent a little

     challenge. She hopes to continue this as long as we

     are home learning.

     Remember you don't have to do this. Like all the

    other home learning - do what you can, when you can.

     You will have received a text message with an email

     link to your class teacher if you wish to contact her.







Miss Bonthrone's Challenge

      Monday 4th May




     Finding Half


     We began this last week. 

     A half is a whole number or object split into two

     equal pieces. Activities for today are on

     white rose.com/homelearning/year-1. Click on

     Summer Term - Week 2 (w/c 27th April).






     A digraph is two letters that make one sound.

     A split digraph is the two letters split by a

     consonant. eg:  make, bike, pure,

     Can you remember the vowels?

     a   e   i  o   u   are vowels

     Can you add an e to the end of the following words to

     change them into new words?







     Write each of the six words into sentences. Then

     write each of the six new words into sentences.

     eg:  A cub is the name of a baby bear.

           A cube is a 3D shape.




     Start a collection of anything you can add to.

    eg: feathers, trading cards, comics, rocks, leaves etc


     Find a flat pebble and paint a picture on it. You could

     leave it somewhere outside for someone else to find.


     Take a virtual tour of the Giant's Causeway.



     Take a virtual tour of the Giant's Causeway -

     National Trust


     Tuesday 5th May




    Use the white rose link from yesterday and find: A 

     Quarter Lesson 1.

     Cut out some squares rectangles and circles.

     Can you fold these into quarters? How many quarters

     are in one whole? How many quarters are in a half?

     Can you find three quarters?

     Use Twinkl for further activities if you want to





     How many words can you think of using split 

     digraph a_e? eg: game, race, flame, chase etc..

     How many can you think of using split digraph i_e?

     eg: bike, kite, write, shine etc..

     Choose six words and write them into sentences.

     Remember full stops and capital letters.




     Practise reading a story aloud from a book of your

     choice. Who could you read it to?


     Go on a plant/flower hunt.

     Find pictures and make a list. Tick them off as you

     find them: daisy, buttercup, clover, nettle, ivy,

     dandelion, bramble, dog rose, sunflower, poppy,

     bluebell, rose.


     What is an insect? Find out. Draw one and write some

     facts about it.



     What are different insects like? - KS1 Science -

     BBC Bitesize


     Wednesday 6th May




     Continue following the white rose link from Monday:

     Find a Quarter Lesson 2.




     How many split digraph o_e words can you make?

    eg:  home, rose, bone

     Make a list and practise spelling.

    Choose two to write into sentences.

    Share the story of Tiddalik the Frog Part 1



    English KS1: Tiddalik the Frog-BBC Teach


    Watch once. Read through the questions. Watch it

   again, pausing to answer the questions.

    Where is the setting for this story?

    Why was Tiddalik always grumpy?

    What did he like to eat?

    What time of year was it?

    What is a Kookaburra?

    What happened to Tiddalik's belly?

    How big was his belly?

    What did Tiddalik need after he drank all the water?

    What question did the animals ask Kangaroo whilst the

    frog slept?

    Where did Koala take the animals?

    What did Tiddalik do?

    How big was he now?

    How did the other animals feel?




    Tiddalik the Frog story is set in Australia.

   Can you find a children's story set in Africa?


    Can you make a pizza and put a different topping on

    each half? Quarter?


    Play 'What time is it Mr Wolf?' with your family.


    Thursday 7th May




    Practise counting in 2's, 5's and 10's. Remember

    Jack Hartmann is fun. Here's a link:


    There are lots to choose from!


    Draw three trees. Put two birds in each tree.

    Complete these sentences:

    There are __ birds in each tree.

    There are __ trees.

    There are __ birds altogether.

    Remember to spell your number words correctly.


    Draw five bunches of flowers. Put ten flowers in each


    There are __ flowers in each bunch.

    There are __ bunches.

    There are __ flowers altogether.


    In a shop, grapes come in bunches of ten. There are 

    five bunches in the shop. Max wants to buy forty

    grapes. Are there enough grapes?




    Tiddalik the Frog Part 2


    What happened in the first part of the story


    How do you think Tiddalik is behaving?

    Is he a good friend?

    What should he have done?



    English KS1: Tiddalik the Frog-BBC Teach


    Watch and listen to part 2.

    Why was there no water anywhere?

    What had the land turned into?

    Koala had an idea; what was it?

    Where was Wombat found?

    What does Wombat suggest?

    At the show what does Kookaburra do?

    What does Kangaroo do?

    What does Koala do?

    What does Snake do?

    What happened to Snake?

    What happened to Tiddalik?

    What made him laugh?

    Which three places did the water return to?

    What happened to the land?


    Can you write an invitation to a funny show? What

    information needs to be on it? Date? Time? Place?

    Which acts?




    Can you take a photograph? 

    Pull funny faces like Koala in the story and ask 

    someone to take a photo.

    Can your family join in? Who's face is the funniest?


    Play 'Simon Says'.


   Go on a leaf hunt. How many different leaves can you

    collect? Can you name the plants or trees they are 



    Friday 8th May




    Draw five bikes with two wheels each.

    Can you write this as a long addition number sentence?

    2 + 2 + __ + __ + __


   Draw around three hands. How many fingers 

    altogether? Write as a long addition.

    5 + __ + __


    Draw four bags with five apples in each. Write as a

    long addition sentence.

    Complete the sentences:

    There are __ apples.

    There are __ groups of __ apples.


    Draw three fish tanks with then fish in each.

    Write the long addition sentence:

    __ + __ + __ = __

    How many fish altogether?




    Can you find three children's jokes to learn?

    Write them down and practise reading them aloud

   and telling them.




    Tiddalik came from Australia. We have created

    Aboriginal art in school earlier this year.

    Why don't you have another go?



    Today is V.E. day.

    What do the letters V.E. stand for?

    What does it commemorate? Are you doing anything


    How many countries are in Europe?


    Listen to the music of the didgeridoo played by an 

    Australian aborigine.