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English Activity - 09.07.20

In this lesson, we are going to be writing out our poems. You will need a piece of lined paper, a pencil and your poetry plan.

 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-write-a-poem

English Activity - 09.07.20

In this lesson, we are going to be learning all about syllables. You will need your clapping hands at the ready, as well as a piece of paper and a pencil.

 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-identify-syllables-a88e47

English Activity - 08.07.20

In this lesson, we are going to plan our own poems, thinking carefully about what we learnt about rhyming in Lesson 2. You will need a piece of plain paper and a pencil.

 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-plan-a-poem

​​​​​​English Activity - 07.07.20

In this lesson, we are going to be identifying words that rhyme with the different numbers in our poem. This will help us when we write our own version later in the week. You will need a piece of paper and a pencil.

 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-identify-rhyming-words-fcb728

 

English Activity - 06.07.20

In this lesson, we will be listening to a poem. We will then be answering questions on the poem.

 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-listen-to-a-poem-36da10

English Activity - 03.02.20

Today we will finish off our writing and then edit our work, making sure that we have punctuated our instructions accurately.

 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-continue-to-write-my-instructions

English Activity 02.07.20

It is writing day. We will start to write our instructions today, using our instruction map to help us. You will need a piece of paper, lined if possible, and a pencil.

 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-begin-to-write-my-instructions

English Activity - 01.07.20

This lesson is all about plural nouns. We will be learning about adding the suffix -s to a noun to make it plural.

 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-understand-how-to-make-a-noun-plural

English Activity - 30.06.20

In this lesson, we will be doing an instruction map so that we can remember the key parts of planting a seed. You will need a piece of paper, plain if you have it, and a pencil.

 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-commit-a-set-of-instructions-to-memory

English Activity - 29.06.20

In this lesson, we will listen to the story of Eddie's garden and then answer some questions about it. You will need a piece of paper and a pencil.

 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-listen-to-a-story-729700
 

English Activity - 26.06.20

Today, we will complete our information texts and edit our work to ensure that we have all included our own ideas.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-continue-to-write-my-information-text

English Activity - 25.06.20

In this lesson, we will start to write our information text. You will need a piece of lined paper and a pencil.

 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-begin-to-write-my-information-text

 

 

English Activity - 24.06.20

In this lesson, we will be thinking about where our new characters live, their habitat, and what they eat, their diet. You will need a piece of paper and a pencil.

 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-develop-my-creature

English Activity - 23.06.20

In this lesson, you will have a chance to create your own creature. You will need to think carefully about the different parts of its body.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-create-a-creature

English Activity - 22.06.20

In this lesson, we will listen to an information text about a fictional creature called a green-winged flay. We will then answer some questions on it.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-listen-to-an-information-text

English Activity - 19.06.20

Today we will complete our writing that we started in Lesson 4 and also edit our work.

 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-continue-to-write-our-recount/

English Activity - 18.06.20

In this lesson, we will start to write our recount of the day of The Man on the Moon. You will need lined paper and a pencil.

 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-begin-to-write-our-recount/

English Activity- 17.06.20

In this lesson, we will be learning about the first person and the past tense to ensure that we use the key features of a recount.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-use-the-first-person-and-the-past-tense

English Activity - 16.06.20

In this lesson, we will be listening to the story of The Man on the Moon. We are going to be imagining that we are the man on the moon this week and we will write a recount as if we were an astronaut.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-listen-to-a-story-a1104f/

Spellings - 15.06.20

Here are this week's spellings:

 

Higher

Smaller

Faster

Longer

Shorter

Highest

Smallest

Fastest

Longest

Shortest

​​​​​​SPAG Activity - 15.06.20

Have a look at the PowerPoint below, can you add 'er' and 'est' to an adjective to make them even better? Then can you complete this sheet? You don't need to print it out, you can jut write

English Activity - 15.06.20

In this lesson, we will be listening to the story of The Man on the Moon. We are going to be imagining that we are the man on the moon this week and we will write a recount as if we were an astronaut.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-listen-to-a-story-a1104f

English Activity - 12.06.20

Today, we will finish of our story and edit our work. We will be particularly checking that we have used exclamation marks in the right place.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-continue-to-write-our-story-f375f0

SPAG Activity - 11.06.20

Can you re-write this paragraph using full stops, capital letters and finger spaces? Does it make sense? You might need to add some extra words!

Remember there should only be one ‘and’ in a sentence.

Extra challenge – can you add some adjectives?

You don't need to print it off you could just rewrite in on a piece of paper.

​​​​​​English Activity - 11.06.20

Today, we are going to start to write our story. You will need your story map ready to help you to remember what happens. You will also need a piece of lined paper and a pencil.

 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-begin-to-write-our-story-e60c4f

English Activity - 10.06.20

In our story there are lots of times a character speaks with intense emotion, so today we will be learning how to use exclamation marks. As always, you just need a piece of paper and a pencil. 

 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-use-exclamation-marks

English Activity 09.06.20

Today, we are going to be drawing our story maps to help us to commit the story to memory. There will be challenge at the end of the lesson to tell the story independently. You will need a piece of paper and a pencil.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-commit-a-story-to-memory-4ca7c8

Spellings - 08.06.20

This weeks spellings focus on adding the suffix ‘ed’ to the end of a word. In class we remember it as “Uncle Ed” as he likes to remember things he did in the past!

Jumped
Climbed
Finished
Played
Folded
Opened
Talked
Poured
Walked
Helped

​​​English Activity - 08.06.20

This week, we will hear and learn the story of The Very Noisy Night by Diane Henry. You will need a piece of paper and a pencil for this lesson.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-listen-to-a-story/

English Activity 05.06.20

In English, we are writing our magic wand poem. You will need your plan from yesterday, a piece of paper and a pencil. I would love to read them! 📝

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-write-our-poem-year-1-wk6-5

English Activity - 04.06.20

In English, we are drawing our poetry plan so we are able to write our poem on Friday. Remember you’ll need a piece of paper and a pen 📝

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-plan-our-poem-year-1-wk6-4

English Activity - 03.06.20

In our English lesson today, we will be learning about onomatopoeia so that we can include it in our poems that we write on Friday. The lesson is bound to go off with a BANG!

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-identify-onomatopoeia-year-1-wk6-3

SPAG Activity - 02.06.20

Here is a fun game where you have to choose the word to complete the sentence!

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/games/embed/karate-cats?exitGameUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fbbc.com%2Fbitesize%2Farticles%2Fzdp4pg8

English Activity - 02.06.20

In today’s English lesson, we are looking at rhyming words and looking at which words rhyme and which words do not. As always, you will just need a piece of paper and a pencil ✏️

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-identify-rhyming-words-year-1-wk6-2

 

Spellings - 01.06.20

Here are the spellings for this week. Can you write them into a sentence?

Jumping
Playing
Talking
Watching
Seeing
Eating
Helping
Reading
Clicking
Smelling

English Activity - 01.06.20

In today’s English lesson, we will listen to a poem and have the chance to act it out. We will then answer some questions on it. As always, all you need is a pencil and a piece of paper 📝 ✏️

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-listen-to-a-poem-year-1-wk6-1

English Activity - 22.05.20

Today in English we will finish our information text and take time to edit it. I can’t wait to read your finished piece! 📝
 

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-continue-to-write-out-information-text-year-1-wk5-5

​​​​​​English Activity - 21.05.20

In today's English lesson, we are going to start writing our Terrifying T-Rex information text. You will need a piece of lined paper and a pencil.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-start-to-write-our-information-text-year-1-wk5-4

SPAG Activity - 20.05.20

Can you make these questions make sense? 

English Activity - 20.05.20

In today’s English lesson, we will be learning about the past tense of regular verbs, learning key rules and practising putting sentences into past tense! 😊

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-understand-how-to-use-the-past-tense-year-1-wk5-3

English Activity - 19.05.20

In today’s English lesson we will be drawing our information text, paying special attention to the subtitles to help us organise the information. As always, you will need a piece of paper and a pencil 📝

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-commit-an-information-text-to-memory-year-1-wk5-2

 

Spellings -18.05.20

Here are this week’s spellings, some of them we have had recently but I know they are the ones children find most difficult to remember how to spell.

Oh
Mrs
People
Their
Called
Mr
Looked
Asked
Could
Said

Can you put them into a sentence? Remember your capital letters, full stops and fingers spaces. Also try and make them more interesting by using two adjectives to describe any noun you use.

Challenge - can you use two of our new spellings in one sentence?

English Activity - 18.05.20

In today’s English lesson, we will be listening to an information text about a T-REX! We will be learning new vocabulary and answering questions about it. As always, you will need a piece of paper and pencil ✏️📝


https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/terrifying-t-rex-year-1-wk5-1

English Activity - 15.05.20

In today’s English lesson we will be finishing and editing our story. All you need is your story from yesterday, a pencil and more paper if you need it 🐯 ✏️
 

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-write-the-end-of-our-story-year-1-wk4-5

English Activity - 14.05.20

Today we will be writing the beginning of the story of The Tiger who Came to Tea. You will need your story map, paper and a pencil. I can’t wait to read the beginning of your stories! 🐯 📝 ✏️

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-start-to-write-our-story-year-1-wk4-4

English Activity - 13.05.20

In our English lesson today, we are going to be learning all about questions. We will be identifying question and then practising writing them ourselves.
 

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-understand-how-to-identify-and-write-questions-year-1-wk4-3

SPAG Activity - 12.05.20

For your SPAG activity today, have a look at this video and complete the activities. For an extra challenge, try writing a contraction word in a sentence.

Spellings - 11.05.20

Here are this week's spellings:
because
kind
behind
whole
any
child
wild
most
both
children

Like last week, I would love to see your creative ways of learning your spellings! A great idea I saw was making the words out of Lego bricks!

English Activity - 12.05.20

This morning in our English lesson, we will be drawing our story map of “The Tiger who Came to Tea”. All you need is a piece of paper and a pencil 🐅

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-commit-a-story-to-memory-year-1-wk4-2

English Activity - 11.05.20

In this lesson we will be listening to one of my favourite stories “The Tiger Who Came to Tea”, we will then be answering questions on it. As always, all you need is piece of paper and a pen 😊 🐯

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/the-tiger-who-came-to-tea-year-1-wk4-1

 

English Activity - 08.05.20

In today's lesson, we will be writing a character description for you dragon, you will be using the adjectives from yesterday’s lesson to write some independent sentences. All you will need is your dragon picture and your writing from yesterday’s lesson.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-write-a-character-description-year-1-wk3-5

English Activity - 07.05.20

Today we are going to think about the dragon’s personality and how the story tells us about this. We will then be choosing adjectives to describe the dragons’s personality. As always, all you need is a piece of paper and a pencil.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-describe-a-characters-personality-year-1-wk3-4

SPAG Activity -06.05.20

Here is your SPAG for today. I would like you to fill the gaps with an adjective. Remember you don't have to print it off, you could read the sentence from the screen.

English Activity - 06.05.20

This morning we are focusing on drawing our own version of the dragon and thinking of adjectives to describe it. All you need is a piece of paper and a pencil. Don’t worry about your drawing, you have all seen my drawings, just give it a try ✏️ 🐉 🎨


https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-describe-a-characters-appearance-year-1-wk3-3/

 

English Activity - 05.05.20

In our English lesson today, we will be drawing our story maps to help us remember he story of Saint George and his dragon. All you need is a piece of paper and a pencil. I would love to see you story maps! Enjoy 😊

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-commit-a-story-to-memory-year-1-wk3-2

SPAG - 04.05.20

On Active Learn, I have just allocated you a capital letters game! Have a try at adding the correct capital letters!

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?e=-1&gotourl=/resource/212655&c=0

Spellings - 04.05.20

Did you have a test last week? How did you do? Did you beat/maintain your score?

This week can you play against another family member? Who can write the words quickest? You could make it fun like writing them in shaving foam or with a water pistol!

Here are this week's spellings:

push
pull
full
house
our
door
poor
find
mind
floor

Can you put them into a sentence like we do in class? Think about how you start your sentence, can you use adjectives and can you use a different punctuation mark?

English Activity - 04.05.20

In today’s English lesson, we will be learning the story about Saint George and the Dragon. We will also be practising the sound of the week. All you need is a piece of paper and a pencil 😊 🐉

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/saint-george-and-the-dragon-year-1-wk3-1

 

Today we will be finishing our story and editing it to make sure it is the best it can be. All you need is your story, a pencil and more paper if you need it 😊

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-continue-to-write-our-story-year-1-wk2-5/

 

English Activity - 30.04.20

Today we are beginning of write our story! All you need is your story map from lesson 2, a piece of paper and a pencil. Remember your capital letters, full stops, fingers spaces and neat, small handwriting. I can’t wait to read your stories 😊

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-begin-to-write-our-story-year-1-wk2-4/

English Activity - 29.04.20

In today’s English lesson, Katie visits lots of special places. This lesson is all about using a capital letter for names of places. All you need is a piece of paper and a pencil. https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-use-capital-letters-for-proper-nouns-year-1-wk2-3

SPAG Activity -29.04.20

Today’s SPAG is all about adjectives. I would like you to watch the videos on the link and then play the games at the bottom. 😊 

 

What are adjectives? - BBC Bitesize

 

English Activity - 28.04.20

For your English lesson today, you are going to draw a story map! We have done lots of these in class. All you need is a piece of paper and a pencil 📝 When you’re ready, click on this link https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-commit-a-story-to-memory-year-1-wk2-2

English Activity - 27.04.20

Today’s lesson is all about a little girl called Katie who goes on a big adventure! All you need is a piece of paper and a pencil. When you’re ready, click on this link https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/katie-in-london-year-1-wk2-1 

Spellings - W.B. 27.04.20

 

Did you have a test for last weeks spellings? How did you do? Can you improve your score this week? I was really pleased to see some of you putting your spellings into sentences like we do in class! Lots of dojo’s are given out each time I see the amazing work you’re doing! 

 

Here are this week’s spellings: 

I

Go

You

So

By

My

Here 

There

Where 

Love 

​​​​​​English Activity -24.04.20

For today's English Lesson, please go to and click on https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/instructions-to-write-a-set-of-instructions-year-1-wk1-4/

You can complete the activities for the lesson :)

English Activity - 23.04.20

For today's English Lesson, please go to and click on https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-1/english/#subjects and then select "Instructions: to commit a set of instructions to memory"

You can complete the activities for the lesson.

I hope you enjoy it, I had some lovely feedback about it yesterday :)

English Activity - 22.04.20

For today's English activities, go to Oak National Academy English website and click the lesson 'Sam's Sandwiches'. There are also lots of other activities on that page you can work through today.There will be different lessons each day for your child to work through.


https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-1/english/#subjects

 

 

 

English Activity - 21.04.20

For today's English activity, I have set you a "2do" on Purple Mash, Can you write an exciting superhero story?

English Activity - 20.04.20

 

  • Watch the video “Taking Flight” 
  • Can you describe one of the adventures? Start with the line, "I was travelling in the 'Radio-Flyer; when... 

 

https://youtu.be/Gj6V-xZgtlQ

Taking Flight

Spellings - WB: 20.04.30

 

Here are this week's spellings.

ask
friend
school
put
are
were
was
is
his
has

Can you write a sentence with each of the words in like we do in class? Remember how can you "upgrade" your sentence?

Here are some ideas

 

  • When did it happen? e.g yesterday, last week, suddenly.
  • Can you add adjectives? e.g. a fluffy friendly dog.
  • Who were you with? Yesterday, my parents saw a fluffy friendly dog who was looking for a bone,
  • Don't make your sentence too long, remember "and, and, and, and" makes me sleepy ;)

SPAG Activity - 20.04.20 - Can you underline the question words?

English Activity - 03.04.20

 

Today's English lesson linked to Lego! How would you feel if you woke up to find you live in a world made of Lego?

SPAG Activity - 03.04.20 - Can you spell our tricky words correctly by playing this game?

 

http://www.ictgames.com/littleBirdSpelling/

Here is a fantastic YouTube channel for practising the phonics sounds we learn in class.

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7sW4j8p7k9D_qRRMUsGqyw

English Activity - 02.04.20

It's time to get your creative thinking hats on! For today's activity, I would like you to imagine what it would be like to have a robot friend! What would you do with them? Where would you go? Would they have a name? I would love to hear them! I have created a special "I am working really hard at home during Covid 19" dojo that I will give out to each child who sends me their challenge!

SPAG Activity 01.04.20 - Can you underline adjectives and nouns? Can you test your family to see if they know what the difference is?

English Activity 01.04.20

Can you read these information texts and answer the questions? 

English Activity 31.03.20

Can you write a letter to your friend or family member that you are missing? It is lovely to receive a letter in the post; you could post it when you are out on your daily exercise.

 

Remember to make sure you have used:

  • Capital letters
  • Full stops
  • Finger spaces
  • Small letters.
  • Correct letter formation.

 

After every sentence remember to ask yourself,

  • Does it make sense?
  • Can I “upgrade” any of the words?
How did you do this week in your spellings? Did you have a test? Did you test your family?

This weeks spellings are as follows:
be
he
me
she
we
no
come
some
one
once

Here is a "phonopoly" game board (a phonics version of monopoly) that you can play with you child. This is a fun way of them practising their phonics sounds!)

English Activity 30.03.20

Re-watch the video from last week, the young boy builds himself a rocket and it takes him to school. Last week, you designed and described your own rocket. Today I would like you to describe where your rocket takes you. Don't forget everything we walk about in class.

*Finger spaces
*Capital letters
*Full stops
*Size of your letters
*Adjectives
*Re-reading your work back - does it make sense?

I would love to hear about the journey your rocket takes you on!

https://youtu.be/5YdUGxhJfK0

 

English Activity 27.03.20

 

Watch this video

A young boy builds himself a rocket and sends himself off to Space. He lands on a far away planet. His spaceship breaks down, a friendly alien lands and he breaks down too. The little boy parachutes to earth to get some tools to fix the ship. He gets back by way of a huge ladder, fixes the machines and then they both fly off.

https://youtu.be/5YdUGxhJfK0

Activity: Can you draw your own rocket and write a description of it?

Next week we will have some more writing activities linked to this video.

Have a go at identifying adjectives in this fun YouTube video! Don't let the nouns catch you out! Before you start, why don't you see if your parents know the difference between a noun and an adjective!

https://youtu.be/px_JyJTEwkk

English Activity 26.03.20

Here is the story of "The Gruffalo". Can you read the story and answer the questions?

English Activity - 25.03.20

An activity where the children can write a prayer to thank somebody who is helping the fight COVID 19, or somebody that is ill.

Lots of different activities linked to English lessons. All resources you need are within the document. 

SPAG- 25.03.20  Can you underline the capital letters and full stops? 

English Activity 24.03.20

Here is an example of how we can "stretch" or "improve" a sentence. Can your child write their own improved sentence? I would love to read them!

Here is a document with an activities linked to an English lesson. All the resources are within the document.
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