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Slyne-With-Hest St Luke's Church of England Primary School

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Summer 1 Week 4 Monday 11th May

Good Morning Year 1, 

Hope you are all well and enjoyed the lovely weekend. Did you do anything special for VE day? We had an afternoon tea in our front garden, watched the speech Winston Churchill gave 75 years ago and sang songs. It was a lovely afternoon and the boys and I had worked very hard to decorate the house. Send us some photos of any of the special things you and your family did. Here is the work for this week, I think you will especially enjoy the English work this week. It is all based around one of our favourite stories by one of our favourite authors and you even get to watch the film! Bonus!!


Please find below the link to the Maths videos for this week. There is a worksheet attached for each of the lessons (these are no longer alongside the video, you will need to download them from here) and there is also the link to the BBC bitesize page. Their work fits with the White Rose learning each day and so if you feel like your child needs extra input, or they are just enjoying it and want more, then check out the additional work there. 

As you can see there are 4 daily lessons for the week. The BBC site produces a Friday challenge which you can do but I suggest that perhaps you do something more practical on a Friday. You could get some coins out and play shops, play cards, practice number bonds to 10/20 or counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. 


Once again I am attaching the Lancashire English plans. This week it is based around 'The Highway Rat' a well loved story and it also includes the link to watch the animated film as part of their work. Enjoy the activities and we would love to see what you get up to. 


We feel that physically looking at and enjoying books whether independently, during group guided reading or as a whole class is a really important part of learning. 

We regularly use texts to introduce a new topic (not necessarily just in English lessons) and to enhance learning. We have found it very difficult to share the books we would normally use in class through home learning (mostly due to copyright issues and partly due to the massive amount of scanning of pages that we would need to do to give everyone access to the same text!)


I have added some links below to stories the children might like to watch linking to topics or our favourite authors. 


Reading Scheme Books

It is important that your child continues to practise reading at home (daily if possible). So much of what we normally do in class involves looking at a book or section of text. I know that some of you have told us that your children are enjoying particular sets of books or re-reading favourites at home which is great! 


There is a link on the main Home Learning page to Oxford Owl which I am providing again here. There are lots of ebooks on the site which you can have access to for free at the moment. (You need to register but it is free.) These books are a selection of 'reading scheme' books and can be selected according to book band.  There are quite a few available within each band to keep the children going for a little while. 


Just a little note here- a couple of people have asked if it would be possible to borrow school reading books. Of course we would normally be more than happy to do this but current advice is not to swap equipment between home and school.



This week we are learning all about trees. The first thing I'd like you to do before doing anything else is draw a picture of a tree and label it if you can. (Parents/carers - I know it's hard but try not to give them any help or clues at this point. It makes for a much better comparison at the end!) The aim is that by the end of your learning you should be able to draw another tree and improve the detail and labels from your initial picture. 


Let's learn about the different parts of a tree. Look at the Powerpoint and then see if you can look at a real tree as well. Find as many of the features as you can on the real tree. Look closely on the ground - are there any signs or clues about what happens to the tree underground?  There is a link to a song you all know but with different lyrics on the Powerpoint. Give it a go!  

Now have a look at the following Powerpoint for information about the different trees we can see around us. Read the information and, if you can, go on a tree hunt. Can you write down some sentences to tell me all about the difference between DECIDUOUS and EVERGREEN trees? There is a sorting activity included too. Test your new knowledge!!
Once you have finished your learning activities go back to your initial drawing of a tree. How do you think you could improve it? Did it include all the important tree parts, labelled correctly? Did it include the part of the tree you can't always see? How accurate was your drawing? Where did the branches start? Have another go and see if you can draw a more realistic drawing. Don't forget to send me your work. 

Over the next two weeks, I would like you to think a little more about the Island of Coll, compare life there to life in Slyne-with-Hest and then design your own island.


First, think back to our work on the Arctic and Antarctic when we looked at Human and Physical features. Can you remember some of those we looked at? 

We looked at Physical features  such as hills, rivers, streams, coastline, sea, beaches, mountains, forests, icebergs and glaciers. These are natural features.

We also looked at Human features  such as all types of buildings, bridges, roads, farms, canals. These are anything made by humans.


 1. Look at the powerpoint about the Island of Coll and talk about the slides. Look at the maps and talk about where the island is. Think about what is the same and what are the differences between Coll and Slyne-with-Hest (or where you live)


2. Read the fact sheet with an adult and talk about the questions. (You don't need to write on the sheet)

Compare Coll with where you live

Think about what is similar and what is different between Coll and Slyne-with-Hest (or where you live). Are there the same amount of buildings? What are the schools like? What shops are there? Think about emergency services/ hospitals. What are roads like? Is there traffic on Coll - Do the islanders need traffic lights, road crossings? Is there a motorway? What can you do there/here? 

Write or draw some of your ideas on the sheet. 

Design your own island

Have a look at the map of Struay. Remember that Mairi Hedderwick designed this island for the Katie Morag stories. It is not a real place but she had some good ideas about what might be on an island because she used to live on Coll. 


Have a go at designing your own island. 

1. Design your own island home -Fill in the sheet with your ideas about what you might include on your island

2. Draw your island! What shape will your island be? Include some of the features from your planning sheet. 


Describe your island home


Finally, describe your island.

Either write your ideas on the sheet or write about your island. What is it like to live there? What is your home like? What shops are there? How do you get around? How do you get to school? Is there a beach? a wood? hills? a river? a lake or pond?