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Felmore Primary School

Believe it to achieve it


Davenants, Basildon, Essex, SS13 1QX


Year 1 - Topaz

WEEK BEGINNING 06.07.2020 

Another week has passed – how time flies!  We hope that you have all kept yourselves busy and safe.  If you are still staying at home, please try to do as much of the home learning ideas as possible. It is important that you spend some time learning every day. That is why we are giving you more and more choice so hopefully there is something there for everyone! 

This coming week we would like you to continue with the “Money Sense topic. It is good to hear about the learning that you have been doing at home and at school. It looks like we have some entrepreneurs in the making!  The challenges are linked to finding out where money has come from, how it is made along with many other exciting things. We hope you enjoy the tasks. Remember to let us know what learning you have been doing via Purple Mash.  

Keep practising your basic skills daily to keep those brains sharp! The ideas below will help you with this. A daily visit to the Oak Academy or the BBC Home learning website is also recommended. Have a good week year 1!

Every day, you can: 

  • Read something for pleasure. 
  • Write something interesting. 
  • Do some exercise. 
  • Have a conversation with someone. 
  • Practise writing basic letters and focus on starting and finishing in the correct placeK,L,M,N,O,P,Q,R,S,T 

Your tasks for this week: 

  • When using the internet, remember how to stay safe! If you see anything that you do not like, share with an adult. 


  • For extra handwriting, practise the following words: here, there, where, their, because, why, does, oh, no and go.  Remember to form your letters correctly! Challenge yourself to write the words as part of a sentence. 


Phonics play are offering free resources so please log on to keep practising your phonics: 


  • Please continue to read fiction or non-fiction books daily to an adult, brother or sister. Tell them about what has happened in the story or something you have learnt so far. Remember if it is fiction, to add detail about the characters and setting. Can you complete a book review to explain what you liked or disliked the book?  
  • Try to keep a log of all your reading to share with us when you come back to school. The more reading you do the better!  


Once I had a magic wand 

Of it I was very fond 

First I saw a wooden log 

BOOM it turned it into a frog 

Next I saw some smelly muck 

WHOOSH it turned into a duck 

Next I saw a rubbish heap 

WHAM it turned into a sheep 

Next I saw a hard crossword 

Bam it turned into a bird

Once I had a magic wand  

Of it I was very fond 

  • Make yourself a magic wand. Can you read the poem?  Now think about which words would you wave your magic wand on. Can you think of ways to perform your poem? 
  • Read the poem and perform to your adult.  This is a rhyming poem - can you identify all the words that rhyme?  Can you think of other words to rhyme with them? 
  • Read the poem and perform to your adult again.  Today you will be identifying the onomatopoeia words.  Remember that onomatopoeia words describe the sound that something or someone makes (e.g. Boom!).  Can you identify the onomatopoeia words in the poem?  Now think of some other onomatopoeia words to describe the sound from the magic wand and write them down. 
  • Read and perform your poem to your adult again. Today you will be planning your own magic wand poem.  You need to change the noun (remember the object), the onomatopoeia word and the animal.  Remember the noun and animal must rhyme. It might be easier to start with the animal and then the noun. You can also draw a picture of the animal and the noun. 

Noun (object) 


























  • Today you will need to use your plan to write your own poem.  Use the poem above and change the noun (object), onomatopoeia word and the animal.  e.g. Once I had a magic wand 

                       Of it I was very fond 

                       First I saw a misty fog 

                       Pow it turned it into a dog  

  • Now perform your poem. 


  • Practise writing the months of the year and learn how to spell them using the technique look, cover, write, check. Remember to start each month with a capital letter! You could also find other ways to practise your spellings, such as writing them out using fancy letters and colours 
  • Challenge – Write the long date each day. For example, Monday 6th July 2020. 
  • Practise your spellings using the correct erir, ur sound to spell the following words: better, letter, lighter, brighter, fingerbirthday, dirt, skirt, shirt, dirty, nurse, turtle, burn, hurt, fur and turn.  
  • Challenge – How many silly sentences can you write using your spelling words? 


  • Look at Oak National Academy year 1 maths lessons on money and carry out one a day! 
  • MONDAY: 


  • If you are unable to access these lessons, please complete the following lesson activities: 
  • Write all the key vocabulary for + and - on a spider diagram. 
  • Look at the picture below and discuss with an adult and answer the questions. 

 Do you know who the characters are? What do you think they are doing? How many golden blocks do you think there are? Write an estimation.  

Nowthink about how could you work out the amount? What else can you see? 


  • Use the part-whole model (picture below) to help you solve some additions:2+3, 4+1, 5+4, 7+5, 10+9, 12+6, 13+5.  
  • Challenge 21+9, 10+30, 20+10, 16+10. Now ask someone in your house to give you two numbers to add together. 

  • Using the part-whole model (picture below) to find different ways of making these totals: 4, 89, 12 and 17. Try and find as many different ways as you can. 
  • Challenge: Can you think of any doubles? 


  • Use the part-whole model to make 5, 10 and 20.  

Challenge: How many ways can you make 50? 

  • Ask your parent/carer to look through the BBC Bitesize lessons to see if there are any lessons that would help you: 

  • And remember to carry out as many activities as you can from the ‘Comings and Goings’ topic plan 


You can use the school username and password given in your education packs.  



  • Have a good week Year 1!

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