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Y1 Previous Work

Monday 30th March

Today's lesson is spellings - test your child on their words and then complete handwriting practice of their spellings. See the rainbow in the Year 1 section, marked spelling and phonics for the spellings of the week. 


Tuesday 31st March 

Look at the pictures of aliens taken from a range of story books. Choose ONE alien, either print it off or draw it in your English book.

What adjectives can you use to describe it?

Try to be creative. 

Think about their size (can you find a different word for big or small), what they look like, what they feel like, smell like, sound like? How do they behave?

Words you might use:

Colossal, weird, bizzare, mischievous, miniature, unique, magnificent, inquisitive

You may want to introduce these words to your child and discuss their meanings, not all will refer to their alien choice.

The task is to just write as many adjectives around their alien as they can. There will be dojos for adventurous vocabulary choices.


Wednesday 1st April

What lovely work I have received on our alien adjectives. Thank you.  All of you seem to have chosen the same alien so we will do some work on the book the character came from this week.

The alien is called Astron.

I have uploaded a ppt with the start of the book on it – please read this with your child.


Astron has a thought-web to communicate.

Can you create a thought web of ideas about what you think Astron is thinking seeing this strange metal thing and  strange creature?

Write some sentences to show his thoughts.


Astron thinks it must be strange for the girl to live in a metal house.

Astron wonders why the girl does not glow.

Use thinks and wonders

Use the text for ideas.


Thursday 2nd April

Read the next instalment  of the story of Astron on the PPT below. 

Astron picks up on Olivia’s feelings and creatures called the ‘dark-biters’ are mentioned.

Today you become an illustrator and author. Draw an image of what you think the ‘dark-biters’ might look like - Write a few sentences describing your dark-biters. Remember to include lots of adjectives, your words should match your picture!


Friday 3rd April

It is letter writing time again. I hope you enjoyed receiving a letter from either myself, Mrs Cox or a classmate. 

I certainly enjoyed reading them and sending them on. 

Choose someone different to write to this week, email it to me at and I will forward it on. Tell them what you have been doing, what you have enjoyed, what you are missing and maybe draw a picture too. 

Happy Friday, folks. 

Stay Safe, I miss you all, 

Mrs Hewitt

Monday 23rd March

LO: To use the prefix un- 

Last week the children all learned about adding the prefix un to a root word. Using the word cards below, can the children write a sentence for the root word and for its opposite using the prefix un?

Example: zip and unzip

I unzip my coat when I take it off.

I zip up my coat when I am cold. 

Please encourage your child to extend their sentences where possible (see the bold part of the example), without a reminder some may just do a very simple sentence. ALL are more than capable of extending their sentences. The expectation is between 6 and 10 sentences using their own choice of root and prefix un words. I hope this makes sense - if you have any questions or queries please do email me. 


Tuesday 24th March

Read for 10 minutes

This week's spellings are - high, light, bright, fright, tie, pie, like, time, shine, smile

Today the children can write a sentence using each word. As yesterday, please make sure they try to extend their sentences and be creative in their work. Please encourage them to use capital letters and full stops (they can all do finger spaces), presentation is really important too, if they want to illustrate their sentences they can. 


Wednesday 25th March

Watch and sing the solar system song 

LO: To use simple descriptive language to describe colour, size, looks.

Write sentences about the sun and the planets using an adjective (describing word) for each one example: The sun is a big, golden ball of fire. You can illustrate your work too, if you have time. 


Thursday 26th March 

Reading Focus

Read a story book with your child - it could be a favourite story or they could read you one of their reading books from school.

Before reading: What is the title? Who is the author? Where is the blurb? Can they tell what it is about from the front cover? 

Stop at different points - what do they think will happen next? Who is there favourite character? Why? Where is the story set? How does the story make them feel and why?

Draw a picture of their favourite character. Write words around the picture to describe the way the character looks, what they feel, what actions do they do. 



Dear Parents,

Every Friday I would like for your child to write to a class mate. It is such a strange time where your child can not see or play with their friends. Friends are sooooo important to us all, especially little people who don't have phones to communicate. Please ask your child who they would like to write to, they can write to someone different every week. Once they have written their letter, please email it to me and I will forward it via Parenthub to the recipient. Their letter can include questions about how their friend is, what they have been doing etc. They could also let their friend know what they have been doing this week - what they have enjoyed/disliked etc. You can included pictures too, Happy letter writing. Let's share some happiness.

From Mrs Hewitt xx