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Week 11

1st – 5th June

 

 

Day 1

Watch the video of Julia Donaldson’s “Zog” - https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0bwdw8y/zog

If you own the book then read that as well.

What skills must Zog learn at Dragon School? Create a list of these skills, titled “How to Become a Dragon”. Remember to use bullet points as it is a list.

 

Day 2

In the book, the princess dreams of being something else when she grows up. Can you write a dream for yourself for when you grow up? What do you want to be and why? For example: When I grow up, I would like to be a police officer because I want to protect people in the community. I also want to be a police officer because I get to see and interact with lots of different people every day.

 

Day 3

Imagine that you were flying on the back of Zog. What would you see whilst you were up in the air? Where would you choose to go? Why?

 

Day 4

Imagine that you have just arrived at your destination that you chose yesterday. What can you see? Smell? How do you feel? Write a postcard from that place back to your family at home.

 

Day 5

Zog’s superpower is to be able to fly. If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why? Record this in your homework book.

Week 9 

18th -22nd May

 

 

Day 1

Watch the video of The Gruffalo - https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00pk64x/the-gruffalo

If you have the book also read the book. Identify some adjectives that have been used to describe thee Gruffalo and write these down ready for later. Once you have done this, then your job is to write a character description about the Gruffalo. Use some of the adjectives that you have found to help you with this.

 

Day 2

What types of food are mentioned in The Gruffalo? Your job today is to create a menu for The Gruffalo. Have a look at different menus and look at their features eg: pictures, descriptions and prices. Can you create a menu that has all the Gruffalo’s favourite foods in from the book?

 

Day 3

What would you do if you saw the Gruffalo on your daily walk? What questions would you ask him? Would you trick the Gruffalo as the mouse did? Write about it using the title “If I met the Gruffalo…”

 

Day 4

Today you are going to be creating your own Gruffalo. Your Gruffalo must have different features to the original. Draw and colour your new Gruffalo and then label the main features. For example: The Gruffalo has pointy toes and a stubby tail.

 

Day 5

Today’s challenge is to find rhyming pairs in the story. Rhyming pairs are words that sound the same at the end. For example: cat rhymes with bat. Dog rhymes with frog. Mouse rhymes with house. Sheep rhymes with cheap. Can you spot all of the rhyming pairs in the story? Make a list of the rhyming pairs in your homework books.

Week 8

11th- 15th May

Day 1

This week you will be writing the story of Dinosaurs Love Underpants but with different characters/objects. Complete the boxing up grid below (either print the sheet or do this in your homework books).  Have a look at my example below to help you.

 

Day 2

Create a new story map that includes the changes you have made to the story.

 

Day 3

Write the new beginning for your story. Use your story map and the success criteria to help you. 

 

Day 4

Write the new middle for your story. Use your story map and the success criteria to help you. 

 

Day 5

Write the new end for your story. Use your story map and the success criteria to help you.

 

Week 7

4th-9th May

 

Day 1

Watch the video of “Dinosaurs Love Underpants” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5sh5r04r80

Why were the dinosaurs after the pants from the cavemen?

Was it a good idea for the dinosaurs to fall out over the pants?

What could they have done instead?

 

Day 2

Create a story map of “Dinosaurs Love Underpants”.

 

Day 3

Write the beginning of the story. Use your story map to help you. Have a look at the success criteria, to see what you need to include.

 

 

Day 4

Write the middle of the story. Use your story map to help you. Have a look at the success criteria, to see what you need to include.

 

Day 5

Write the end of the story. Use your story map to help you. Have a look at the success criteria, to see what you need to include.

Week 6

27th April- 1st May

 

Week 6: Innovated character

 

Day 1

This week you will be writing the story of Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs but with different characters.

Complete the boxing up grid attached at the bottom of the page to draw your new characters. This can be printed or drawn in your homework books. You could add adjectives to your drawings to include in your writing.

 

Day 2

Create a new story map including your new characters from yesterday.

 

Day 3

Write the new beginning for your story. 

 

Day 4
Write the new middle for your story.

 

Day 5

Write the new ending of your story.

 

 

 

 

 

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Week 5

20th-24th April

 

Day 1

 

Watch this video and listen to the story of Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWoopkMgLqM

 

Create a story map either using the template below or using your homework books.

 

Day 2

 

Watch the video again and come up with some actions to help you to retell the story.

 

Day 3

 

Recap the story using the story map and actions.

Write the beginning of the story.

 

Day 4

 

Recap the story using the story map and actions.

Write the middle of the story.

 

Day 5

 

Recap the story using the story map and actions.

Write the end of the story.

Week 2

30th March - 3rd April 

 

 

Writing

 

Daily – Keep a diary of what you get up to whilst you are at home

 

Day 1

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

 

Day 2

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 in your homework book).

 

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

 

Day 3

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

(These responses can be recorded in homework books if you would like)

  • 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?

 

Day 4

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.

 

Day 5

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 use the homework books. 

 

Challenge: Can you perform the new poem that you have written?  If you want to you can video this to show to the class when we are back in school or email me at year1@johnhunt.notts.sch.uk to show me your great work smiley

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