Monday 8th June – Year 1

Good Morning Year 1,

We hope that you had a brilliant weekend. We still miss you but we are very proud of what you are achieving at home with your families. Before you get started, here is a warm-up activity for you to complete based on Smartie the Penguin – a book that we read together earlier this year that helped us learn how to stay safe online:

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Can you remember any of the things that Smartie taught us?


Here are today’s activities:

  1. Sounds-Write Phonics



  1. Reading/Writing

Because we love reading so much in Year 1, we are going to start to read another story! Let’s have a look at the front cover …

Can you identify the title? Author? What do you think the book is going to be about?

Make sure you are sitting comfortably and we will start to read the first few pages of our story …

What does ‘wide windswept’ mean?

‘near nowhere and close to forgotten’?

‘all the things that no one wanted?

What do all of these phrases mean? What’s the author trying to say?

Now that we’ve started to read our new story, we would like you to think of some questions that you would ask the Old Man. Remember to use a question mark at the end of your sentence.


  1. Maths

Today we’re going to be using the phrase ‘greater than’ to explore a range of numbers.

In Maths, if we refer to a number as greater, it is bigger.

We are going to be speaking our findings today using the stem sentence, “ A is greater than B”.

What numbers are greater than 36?

E.g. “37 is greater than 36”.

Challenge: There is a special symbol that we can use in Maths that means ‘greater than’, can you find out what it is? Can you use it to record your findings?


Enjoy your day and we look forward to hearing from you!

Miss Simons, Mrs Brookes and Mrs Roberts : )

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