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Miss Yeomans' message 08.6.2020

Hi Year 1, Today I will be explaining today's tasks and I have a surprise announcement at the end of my message. Miss Yeomans


Today in maths you are going to be thinking about positional language. This is when we describe the place of an object.


For today's activity you will need:

  • 1 cardboard box
  • a small toy
  • a piece of paper
  • a cube
  • a ball
  • a book


One at a time read the following instructions to your child or they can read the instructions themselves. They need to place each object in the described position.


  1. Put the cardboard box on top of the table
  2. Put the toy in front of the cardboard box
  3. Pu the ball inside the cardboard box
  4. Put the piece of paper outside the cardboard box on top of the table
  5. Put the cube underneath the piece of paper
  6. Pu the book behind the cardboard box.


Once completed, your child can either draw the arrangement of the objects or take a photograph and send it into the blog.

Once you have completed that task, using the same objects and the positional words below try and come up with your own instructions for someone else to follow. 


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

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Phonics children's TV programme:



Phonics play alternative:

Topmarks phonics games


Reading buddy alternative:

Oxford Owl reading books

Katie's Picture Show


Today in english you are going to be looking at a traditional tale. These stories are also called fairy tales. Stories that are fairy tales or traditional tales are stories that have been told for years and years. No one knows who made up the story but only that were told for many years before eventually being written down.


Your task today is to listen to the story The Three Billy Goats Gruff and then to order the sequence cards then retell the story.


Next you need to spot which sentence matches the picture (this doesn't need to be printed out).


After that using some paper ( with drawn lines would be better) I would like you to write sentences about the two pictures from The Billy Goats Gruff.

For this task I would like you to include:

-finger spaces

-capital letters for names and the start of a sentence

-full stops

-conjunctions (and, because, but,)


Today in science we are going to be thinking about the world around us especially our oceans as it is World Oceans Day. The experiment today is going to be in three parts.


Cleaning our oceans


Part 1

As we are thinking about the world around us, I want you to watch one of the following books that covers the topic we are looking at today:

Part 2

For the next part I want you to pollute a bowl/tub of water. Here are a few objects you can place in the tub:

  • plastic wrappers
  • empty containers
  • plastic caps or lids
  • strips of paper
  • soil
  • straws
  • 1 table spoon of oil


Once water has been polluted give your child some tongs. You will need a large bowl to place the pollutants into. Your child might think the water is clean now that all the visible pollution is out of the water, This is now time for step three.

Part three

For this step you will need to discuss how even though you have removed all the visible pollutants the water the water still is not clean.


You will need :

  • a large plastic bottle
  • cotton wool or cotton cloth
  • pebbles
  • rocks
  • scissors


  1. Cut the plastic bottle in half using the scissors.
  2. In the neck of the top half of the bottle place the cotton wool/ cotton cloth.
  3. Place the neck of the bottle inside the bottom half of the bottle.
  4. Add the pebbles to the neck of the bottle.
  5. Add the rocks to the neck of the bottle.


Once you have created your filter pour your polluted water into the bottle neck. Your water may turn a paler shade of brown. You may want to remove the cotton wool/ cotton cloth and filter the water again. The water may still be a tan colour.


Although it is fun to pull objects out of the water and pour through filters, you will want your child to understand that the water just looks cleaner. There may still be things in the water. Water pollution is much easier to create than to clean up. Water treatment plants have many steps to their water cleaning process to make the water clean enough to drink.