Happy Friday everyone!!
I can't believe we are at the end of January, and one whole month into you all learning from home. I hope you can all see how much progress you have made in this short space of time, you are persevering and believing in yourselves through a difficult time, and you are achieving so much!
Keep it up Year 1, hopefully we can all see each other again in the classroom soon!
Let's finish the week strong!
Here are your activities to complete today:
Here is the last phonics lesson of the week. You are introduced to the Phase 5 sound 'ie'. This is a diagraph that makes the 'I/igh' sound on words such as 'pie' and 'tie'. In school, we say the rhyme, "ie, ie, tie the pie'. What actions would you do with your hands to help you remember this sound?
Join in with the lesson. If you want to have a play with this sound, go to the Phonics Play website, and play one of the first three games, remember to click on 'phase 5' and then find the 'ie' sound, or any of the other sounds you have learnt this week.
English: To write a character description.
If you would like to listen to the story again, choose one of the clips below:
For the past couple of days, you have been generating ideas and creating your own Wild Thing. I love the pictures I have seen so far!! You are all so creative, I cannot wait to read what you come up with today.
Today you are going to use what you have already been working on, and write a character description. Here you will look back and the picture you drew yesterday and read the labels you added. Then I would like you to put those labels into full sentences.
For example, the label 'Sharp yellow teeth' would read in a sentence:
'My gigantic Wild Thing has sharp yellow teeth.'
You could extend this even further by saying:
"My gigantic Wild Thing has sharp yellow teeth that are sharper than a knife.'
I would also like you to think about if it has a special ability? Some of you created a unicorn like character, are these able to fly?
Don't forget to give your Wild Thing a name!!
For an extra challenge (I know you all like these!)
When you write your character description, can you begin it in a way that appeals to the reader?
For example, you could write:
You will not believe your eyes! This unknown creature is truly remarkable. Let me tell you why. It has...
You may find it useful to talk through your description with an adult first before you write - remember this is what we do in school!!
Don't forget those capital letters, finger spaces and full stops!
Maths: To compare number sentences.
Today you are finishing the topic of 'Addition and Subtraction within 20'. Here is your last lesson:
Catch up afternoon:
As always Year 1, you have some extra time this afternoon to complete any work you may not have managed to finish throughout the week.
If you have completed all of your work, listen to the story found on this link:
Have a wonderful day and weekend Year 1!
Miss you all so much,
Miss Kennedy x