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Miss Yeomans' message 11.06.2020

Hi Year 1, Today's message talks you through your tasks and has a few helpful hints on how to improve your home learning. Miss Yeomans


Today in maths, you are going to be thinking about turns. We have covered this in class so you might remember some of the information today. I have a a few pictures and video to help explain more.

Now for the activity part of the lesson, get some tape and stick it on the floor like a cross. On pieces of card I want you to write the words:


Quarter turn

Half turn

Three-quarter turn

Whole Turn (this is sometimes called a full turn too)


Place the cards face down. Standing on your cross, pick a card or get a family member to pick and card. You then have to show the turn on your cross. The cross will help as each point represents a quarter.




A quarter turn- You are turning clockwise to the next tape line.


Two quarter turn or a half turn- You are turning half the way round. You will be facing where your back was just facing.


Three quarter turn- You are doing a quarter turn three times. That means you need to count 3 sticky tape lines ( but not the one you start on).


Whole turn or a Full turn- This is when  you turn the whole way round. You end up facing the way you started. It is like doing a spin on the spot.

Now have a go at these challenges below:



If you follow this link the session will be uploaded and you can choose the sound and the spelling session you need. There should be a new video released today at the normal time of 10.30. Follow the link below: 


There is going to be a video uploaded one sound per day (which is a recap of sounds taught) and this video will be available for 24 hours. Please bear with me as I also try to navigate this new way of the sound videos being uploaded. 


Storytime- every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 2pm


Phonics play

Username: march20

Password: home


Phonics children's TV programme:



Phonics play alternative:

Topmarks phonics games


Reading buddy alternative:

Oxford Owl reading books


Today you are going to be listening to a story that is similar to The Billy Goats Gruff called The Billy Dogs Gruff. After listening to the story, I want you to write 2 lists, one spotting all the similarities and the other all the differences you have spotted. After that, I would like you to read the letter from the goats to the Troll. You will then have a go at writing your own letter but from the dogs to the crocodile. Make sure you check my checklist for the letter in the link below. 

None of today's activities need to be printed. They can all be completed on ordinary writing paper.


In science we have learnt about water, we have learnt about the earth (plants) so today we are going go be learning about the sky; in particular clouds. We are going to be answering these two questions:


How are clouds made?

Why do clouds rain?


You are going to be answering these questions by performing two different experiments.

How to make a cloud in a jar using hairspray


For this method, you will need the following materials:

  • A jar with lid
  • About 1/3 cup hot water
  • Ice
  • Hairspray 


Step 1

Start by pouring the hot water into the jar. Swirl it around a bit to warm up the sides of the jar.


Step 2

Turn the lid upside down and place it on the top of the jar. Place some ice cubes onto the lid and allow it to rest on top of the jar for 20 seconds.


Step 3

Remove lid and quickly spray a bit of hairspray into the jar. Replace the lid still with the ice on top. 


You should see a cloud form in the jar.

Once the cloud has full formed and filled the jar, remove the lid and watch the ''cloud" escape.


So how does it work?


When the warm water turns into water vapour and reaches the top of the jar and meets the cold air. The water vapour condenses which means it changes from water vapour to the "cloud" that you see. 

Rain Cloud in a Jar

You will need:

  • Food coloring
  • Water
  • A clear jar
  • Shaving cream
  • Plastic pipettes or you can use a spoon if you are very careful


Step 1

Mix a few drops of food colouring into some water. This is going to be your "rain".


Step 2

Fill the glass jar 3/4 full with cool water.


Step 3

Make a fluffy cloud on top of the water using the shaving cream.


Step 4

Gently squirt your "rain" over the top of your shaving cream cloud. If you are using a spoon gently pour a small amount of "rain" over your shaving cream cloud.


As you add the "rain" to the cloud, the cloud will become heavier and heavier. Just like clouds in the sky. When the rain becomes too heavy for the cloud and it cannot hold anymore, the water is pulled from the sky back down to the ground by gravity. Your coloured rain will make its way through the cloud and drop into the water underneath.