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22nd March- 26th March

 

Monday

In English we have been looking at different fairytales. Last week the children read the story of Hansel and Gretel and started their story map. Please read the story to remind them of the key parts.

I know that children have already started their story maps but it would be useful to complete a new one so they become confident in retelling it. Alternatively, children could make puppets and retell the story to a grown up.

 

Tuesday

Imagine that you were taken into an enchanted forest. What is it like? How would you describe it? What would you see/smell/feel/hear/taste?

 

Write a description using lots of exciting adjectives. Can you use commas in a list?

E.g The leaves on the ground were dry, brown and crunchy.

 

Wednesday

Imagine that you are standing in front of the witch's gingerbread house covered in sweets. What can you see/smell/touch/taste/hear?

Write a description of the gingerbread house. Remember to use exciting adjectives. Try not to just use colours to describe what you can see.

 

Thursday

Step into the shoes of Hansel and Gretel. Write a diary of your time in the forest. Remember to use the pronoun 'I'.

 

Friday 

The Evil Witch is very sorry for what she tried to do to Hansel and Gretel. Write a letter from the witch apologising for her actions. Why did she do what she did? How is she feeling now?

Week 8 English

1st-5th March 2021

Monday

Write a list of adjectives to describe the three wolves. Use your adjectives to write a character description.

 

Tuesday

Write a list of adjectives to describe the Big Bad Pig. Use your adjectives to write a character description.

 

Wednesday

Create a wanted poster for the Big Bad Pig. You can use the template provided or design your own.

 

Thursday

World Book Day!

Look at the John Hunt Taster Menu and choose which activities you would like to do.

 

Friday

Wellbeing day. Enjoy time with your family before coming back to school on Monday.

Week 7 English

22nd - 26th February 2021

 

Monday

Read the story “The 3 Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig” (See PDF attachment below)

 

Discuss the story and then create a story map. 

 

Tuesday

Read the story again. Can you make some puppets to retell the story? If you have time you could also create actions to the story to help with your writing. Remember to use your story map to help you.

 

Wednesday

Using actions recap the story. Can you remember the whole story? Today we would like you to write the beginning of the story. Have a look at the success criteria to see what you need to include in your writing. Don't forget that when we write we sit at a table, use a pencil and write using lines.

 

Thursday

Using the actions recap the story. Can you remember the whole story? Today we would like you to write the middle of the story. Have a look at the success criteria to see what you need to include in your writing. Don’t forget that when we write we sit at a table, use a pencil and write using lines.  

 

Friday

Using the actions recap the story. Can you remember the whole story? Today we would like you to write the end of the story. Have a look at the success criteria to see what you need to include in your writing. Don’t forget that when we write we sit at a table, use a pencil and write using lines.

Week 6 English

8th - 12th February 2021

 

Monday

Read the story “Lost and Found” or watch video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRAAQ8EWzig

 

Discuss the story and then create a story map. With a story map we tend to only draw pictures in each box rather than writing lots of sentences. As a challenge the children could add a key word or two in each box to help them.

 

Tuesday

Read or watch the story again. Using your story map retell the story. Today we would like you to have a go at creating some actions for this story. These actions will help you later this week when you come to write the story.

 

Wednesday

Using actions recap the story. can you remember the whole story? today we would like you to write the beginning of the story. have a look at the success criteria to see what you need to include in your writing. Don't forget that when we write we sit at a table, use a pencil and write using lines.

 

Thursday

Using the actions recap the story. Can you remember the whole story? Today we would like you to write the middle of the story. Have a look at the success criteria to see what you need to include in your writing. Don’t forget that when we write we sit at a table, use a pencil and write using lines.  

 

Friday

Using the actions recap the story. Can you remember the whole story? Today we would like you to write the end of the story. Have a look at the success criteria to see what you need to include in your writing. Don’t forget that when we write we sit at a table, use a pencil and write using lines.

Week 5 - English

1st - 5th February 2021

 

Monday

Read “Deep in the Rainforest” poem

Ask your child these questions:

  • What does the poet do to make the rainforest come alive in our imaginations? - She uses our senses to describe what it might be like:
  • What can we see? Hear? Smell? Touch? Taste?
  • Why are some lines repeated? What effects does it have?

 

Draw a story map of the poem

 

Tuesday

Read the poem again. Why do you think the poet used the senses to describe the rainforest?

 

Complete the senses grid (if you have a printer feel free to print out the grid and write the responses on it. If not please write your responses on a piece of lined paper).

 

Challenge: Can you add a verb? Eg I saw a parrot swinging. I heard a tiger growling.

 

Wednesday

Show your child the painting by Henri Rousseau – Tiger in a Tropical Storm:

Ask your child these questions and record the answers on a piece of lined paper.

 

  • What can you see in the painting?
  • Which colours are used?
  • How does the painting make you feel?
  • What can’t you see in the painting?
  • What do you want to know?
  • What do you think this painting is called? Why?

 

Thursday

Listen and look at the images:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8myYyMg1fFE

Ask if they can listen to the sounds and look at the images and tell you where we are – in the rainforest.

We can’t go to the rainforest so we have brought the rainforest to Balderton.

What sounds did we hear? What did we see?

Look at a rainforest picture – what can we see, hear, etc?

Complete the senses grid for this new picture.

Extend by adding verbs and adjectives to describe in further detail.

 

Friday

Today the children are to have a go at writing their own rainforest poem. Recap senses and look at the sense grids that have already been completed.

 

There is a writing frame included. If you have a printer your child can write their responses on the sheet, if not then please write it on a piece of lined paper. 

 

Challenge: Can you perform the new poem that you have written? Feel free to video this to share with the class when we are back at school or email me at year1@johnhunt.notts.sch.uk to show me your great work :) 

 

Week 4 English

25th January – 29th January 2021

 

Monday

Read the book of Rumble in the Jungle or watch the video below https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgdfofQegaM

 

Go through the animal riddle PowerPoint using the clues to guess what animal the riddle is describing. Have a look at the worksheet below where you need to read the riddle and work out what animal it is describing. You can either print these off or write them on a piece of paper.

 

Tuesday

Recap what riddles are. Today’s challenge is for you to have a go at writing your own riddles for a family member or your teacher to guess. Think about what the animal looks like, what it might eat and how it might move. How many different riddles can you write?

 

Wednesday

Today we will be recapping capital letters and full stops. Lots of us know where capital letters and full stops need to go but forget to use them in our writing. Go through both of the PowerPoints below and discuss as necessary. Have a go at completing the activity below. There are 3 different sheets that you can have a go at.

  • Bronze – 1 star
  • Silver – 2 stars
  • Gold – 3 stars

Stars can be found at the bottom of each page.

 

Thursday

Today we are going to be looking at questions. Think about what a question is and what the purpose of a question is too. A question is asked because someone wants to find out something. Questions tend to start with one of these words: who, what, how, where, why and when. Questions always end with a question mark too - ?

 

Your task today is to write some question that we could ask the alien that has just landed on Earth. Try to write at least one question for each question starter. Carefully think about things that you would like to find out about this alien.

 

Friday

Sing the alphabet song and ask your child to write all of the letters of the alphabet in upper and lower case. The children need to try to think of an animal that starts with each letter of the alphabet. The children are to draw the animal and the write the animal name underneath. Have a look at the example below for some inspiration and help with some of the trickier letters.

 

Week 3 English

18th January - 22nd January 2021

 

Monday

Using the actions recap the story. Can you remember the whole story? Today we would like you to write the end of the story. Have a look at the success criteria to see what you need to include in your writing. Don’t forget that when we write we sit at a table, use a pencil and writing using lines.

 

Tuesday

Today we would like you to change the characters of your story and create a new story map. You might change the story to “The Penguin who came to Tea” or “The Elephant that came to Tea”. We would also like you to change Sophie to someone else eg “Tom”. Have a think about what you might change yours to and create a new story map which includes these new characters.

 

Wednesday

Today we would like you to write the beginning of your innovated story. Have a look at the success criteria to see what you need to include in your writing. Don’t forget that when we write we sit at a table, use a pencil and write using lines. Remember to include your new characters!

 

Thursday

Today we would like you to write the middle of your innovated story. Have a look at the success criteria to see what you need to include in your writing. Don’t forget that when we write we sit at a table, use a pencil and write using lines. Remember to include your new characters!

 

Friday

Today we would like you to write the end of your innovated story. Have a look at the success criteria to see what you need to include in your writing. Don’t forget that when we write we sit at a table, use a pencil and write using lines. Remember to include your new characters!

 

Week 2

11th - 15th January 2021

 

Monday

Please watch the video of “The Tiger who Came to Tea” by Judith Kerr. Listen carefully to the story and retell the story to your parents. We would then like you to have a go at sequencing the pictures below. If you do not have a printer do not worry, you could either number each picture on word or draw each picture out.

 

Tuesday

Have a listen to the story again from yesterday. How do you think Sophie felt when she opened the door to see a tiger standing there? How would you feel if a tiger came into your home and ate all of your food?

 

Today’s task is to create a story map of “The Tiger who Came to Tea”. Remember that this needs to be of Take Care standard. Try to draw your pictures in a writing pencil and then colour it in using coloured pencils. When you have completed your story map, try to add some key words to your work that will help you when you come to write this story.

 

Wednesday

Recap the story either by re-watching the video or using your story map to help you. Come up with some actions that will help you to remember the story. Practice these and then show these to your family. Why not video it and email it to us at year1@johnhunt.notts.sch.uk

 

Thursday

Using the actions you made yesterday, recap the story. Can you retell the whole story? Today we would like you to write the beginning of the story. Have a look at the success criteria to see what you need in your writing. Don't forget that when we write we sit at a table, use a pencil and write using lines.

 

Friday

Using the actions recap the story. Can you remember the whole story? Today we would like you to write the middle of the story. Have a look at the success criteria to see what you need to include in your writing. Don’t forget that when we write we sit at a table, use a pencil and write using lines.

 

The Tiger Who Came to Tea

Week One

Wednesday:

Tell your parents how we made the bread rolls on Monday at school. Use the recipe to help you if you get stuck. Have a go at creating some actions to help you to remember the recipe.

 

Thursday:

Recap the recipe using the actions that you created yesterday. Draw a story map which shows each step you need to make the bread rolls. Once you have done this please watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mBR1hb6c2A  (watch from 48 seconds to 2 minutes 43 seconds)

 

Now add some time connectives to your story map. Think about some bossy words that you could use eg: mix, pour etc. Can you add these to your story map too?

 

 

Friday:

Today we would like you to write a set of instructions on how to make bread rolls. Use the actions to help you know which order everything goes in. You can use the template provided or create your own. Don’t forget that the instructions need to include:

  • Numbered Steps
  • Pictures
  • Time Connectives
  • Bossy Words
  • Full Sentences
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