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4th January 2021

Understanding Adjectives

This week we are looking at adjectives. We are beginning to understand that they are describing words. To start with, we look at adjectives that describe size, shape, colour, feel, etc.,

First, watch this video on  YouTube of the storybook Funny Bones


Then, look at this picture that is taken from the book. Can you label what you see using adjectives? For example, yellow star, shiny moon. What others can you think of? Write them in the spaces around the picture.
Now can you turn your labels into sentences? For example - if you wrote 'yellow moon', you could write the sentence, 'The yellow moon is in the sky'.  How many sentences can you write?

Understanding Verbs

This week we are learning that 'doing' words are called verbs. This Powerpoint explains this:

Can you match the photographs to the verb?

Now that you have matching pictures to verbs, can you choose one picture and the matching word (verb) and use it to write a sentence? For example: The baby is crawling. The boy is painting. How many sentences can you write? Did you use a capital letter to start your sentence and a full stop at the end? Did you use finger-spaces to separate your words? Good job!

This week's tasks all lead up to making your own visitors poster for London!

London Landmarks

Learn about London Landmarks and buildings on the topics tab. Then have a go at writing sentences about 4 landmarks of your choosing.  Remember to start your sentences with capital letters, end them with full-stops, use finger-spaces between words and also use your phonics to spell unknow words.

Guy Fawkes Wanted Poster - after learning about Guy Fawkes, make your own poster by drawing Guy Fawkes and writing sentences to describe him

Pencil Control and Letter Formation Activity Booklet - using phonics sounds just learnt

We have begun to explore the new handwriting paper that we use in Year 1. Your child is learning that there are 4 different lines on the paper: top broken, top solid, bottom solid and bottom broken. They are beginning to learn that some letters are small, some are tall and some have tails. We are looking at where on the lines each size letter sits. 


Our next lesson is to learn about the straight line family.


Your task is to print out the paper and then practise the straight line family - all letters should start from the top.