St Philip's Church of England

Controlled Primary School

Week 11

Hello year one, 


I hope you all have had a wonderful half term break. We were so lucky to have such beautiful sunshine. I have really enjoyed seeing your work come through Purple Mash - I will be setting some new activities on there for you this week. Don't forget to keep emailing me with any work you would like to show me or questions you have. Some of you have uploaded things to your 'work' folder which is fantastic. I apologise for a delayed response to this work, as I stumbled across my access to those folders only a few days ago!


This week I have suggested some new maths to follow, a new story for english and some more animal activities in science. Keep going with the phonics Youtube lessons but remember, you only need to work through them in small chunks. 


A reminder that Oxford Owl allow you to have access to the reading scheme whilst schools are closed: 


I hope you all have a fantastic week!

Keep busy and active, 

Miss Ingham 


As White Rose Maths have started charging for the activity sheets, I have linked some nice home learning tasks below. You can still watch the learning videos on White Rose if you found them useful and engaging for the children.


The link is below is a new scheme that suggests some nice maths focused activities at home. Pick, choose and adapt to suit the time/ resources you have. 

Number bonds of 20


We had already started to explore numberbonds of 20 before school closed. The activity below can be done with any concrete objects found at home - I have chosen pasta. The children already know what 'part part whole'  model is. These can be drawn on paper or printed out. 


Find 20 concrete objects. Place them in the 'whole' of the model. 20 is the 'whole number'.


Next we are going to find 2 'parts'  that make 20. 

Explore numberbonds of 20 by randomly parting the whole number in 2 parts. Record the 2 numbers that bond togther as an addition number sentence.


How many number sentences can you find? 



Maths - number bond videos


This week I have chosen another story from the popular author, Julia Donaldson. Some of you might have this book at home but if you dont I have some links to the story below. 


The Snail and the Whale 


Task 1 – In the story, the whale gets stuck on the beach. Can you design a poster for the school children asking for their help to save the whale? 


Task 2 – The snail and the whale travel across the ocean to visit many places together. Can you use the ocean as the main setting and write a description about it? (If they were in the middle of the ocean, what would they see around them, what would they hear, would they see other sea creatures?) 


Task 3 – Imagine you were the snail in the story and you could choose a place to visit with the whale. Where would you go? Write a list of items you would pack in your bag to take with you, and explain why you would take them.


Task 4 –  Identifying rhyming pairs in the story. Can you spot the rhyming words in the story? Write down or record any rhyming pairs you can find. 


Here are the next phonics letters and sounds lessons on YouTube. Remember you can complete these lessons together in smaller chunks spread across a couple of days. 


A reminder to access Phonics Play website for recall games that can be done often to keep children familiar with the sounds and words they have learnt. 

Username: march20
Password: home

They also have decodable comics for children to read - may be of use for children who find the reading scheme online challenging:


Many minibeasts either hibernate or spend the winter as eggs or pupae so the best time of year to find these creatures is when the weather is warm from late spring into summer. 

Minibeasts are invertebrates, which means they are animals without backbones.

Task 1 - Go outside to your garden or local park. Spend some time hunting for mini beasts. Write a list of what you can find or make a tally chart of how many you find of each type of minibeast.


Task 2 - Make a model or picture of a minibeast. Choose a minibeast from the powerpoint that
you would like to make, draw or create. You could make it trickier, by designing it with moving parts. Think about the legs, wings or body and how it moves. Design and plan your model first, thinking about how you will make the parts move, for example a ladybird with wings that move side to side.


Task 3 - Create a minibeast hotel in your back garden. Research the habitats that minibeasts like to live in. They particularly like there to be lots of nooks and crannies to explore. Using what you find out, design and make your own minbeast hotel. Start off by making a solid structure (you could use bricks, wood, milk bottles etc). Then fill your hotel with lots of natural materials, such as dry leaves, grass, stones, straw, pine cones, old logs or moss.

Minibeast stories