Good morning Year 1! How are you all? It’s polling day today and all over the country adults are making their voice heard in the local elections. I am in teacher training all morning (I think they’re going to give me ways to keep my desk tidy, or maybe how to remember the afternoon register), so please find underneath your work for today!
For RWI –
I would like you to retell the story of the ‘Three Little Pigs’ from the Big Bad Wolf’s perspective. This is a fun exercise where it is important to think carefully about the thoughts and voice that the Big Bad Wolf would use.
A good way to begin would be to role play as the Big Bad Wolf. Tell the story of the Three Little Pigs out loud and practise retelling the events through the eyes of the Big Bad Wolf. As usual, you have free reign to change the story or the characters to suit yourself!
Two important points especially for the high flyers amongst you:
You are retelling the story. Which means you must use past tense verbs in your writing. My group have done work on this in class. For example: if you were describing the pigs running from their houses, you would change the verb ‘run’ into the past tense verb ‘ran’.
Make sure to include plenty of expanded noun phrases. Each time you use a noun (house, pig, chimney, straw, wood, brick…), expand the noun by using adjectives (big, fat, tall, yellow, strong, tough…) that give the reader more information that will help you retell the story with detail!
Make sure you read your work throughout writing it and after you have finished. Fix your mistakes in spelling and check what you have written makes sense!
Best of luck,
For Maths –
Please find attached the worksheets for todays Maths. The learning objective is to make equal groups. This is an essential early skill for developing the foundations of division.
Here are two extra questions if you find those easy…
Once you have mastered these questions, have a go at solving these problems. Remember to use full sentences when answering. Could you explain your answer to a child in Reception?
Too easy? Try these out for size…
Yesterday we had a lesson about greetings and what are the appropriate greetings we can use when we see each other (without Covid). Do we greet everyone the same way? Why do we greet some people one way and others differently? Do we physically greet strangers the same way we might greet out parents or people that we love? Why is that?
Create a short reflection (you can do this however you like) on greetings. Maybe you could think about your favourite greeting. Do you have any interesting thoughts about why we choose to greet some people differently to each other?
What should we do if we feel like somebody is greeting us in a way that makes us feel uncomfortable or uneasy?
Hopefully that’s not too tricky an afternoon for us. If you are looking for extra work then it would be a good idea to practice observing and drawing nature. Pick an object from nature to study and draw it carefully and slowly. Pause to observe your object as often as you can!
Best of luck!
Have a great day,