Year 1 mid-week challenges!

English

Keep going with that story writing! We know it’s tricky but writing longer pieces is a target in year 1. We know that you will impress us!

And if you’d like a little something extra then watch this alternative version of Jack and the Beanstalk called Jim and the Beanstalk.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiizHAry5aU

Jim and the Beanstalk (Puffin Picture Books): Amazon.co.uk: Briggs ...

Maths

Practice some number formation using some rhymes.

Letter and Number formation rhymes - St Anne's C of E Lydgate ...

Do it in the most creative way you can! Children often love the messiest ways!

On paper, in flour or sugar on a tray, in shaving foam, in hair gel, in the mud or sand, on the ground using water and a paint brush, squirting water in bottles on a wall.

Crafts: 7 fun ideas for painting outside | Water play activities ...No mess painting: Mix paint and clear hair gel in a ziplock bag ...Learning to Write - how we montessori

Now challenge you child to higher numbers. They will need to know which digits make those numbers first. What two digits are in the number 45. 4 and 5 because there are 4 tens and 5 units.

This video will help your child to understand the amount of tens and ones/ units in a number.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z8sfr82/articles/zw4g2nb

Be active

Play the Dinosaur Song – get up, move and sing

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-dinosaurs/zv7rf4j

Dinosaurs - BBC Teach

Project

Look at this Christopher Columbus PowerPoint. Ask your child to read some of the words and sentences. Discuss what you have found out!

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-h-023-the-story-of-christopher-columbus?sign_in=1

You can create your own Twinkl account for free at the moment.

The Story Of Christopher Columbus PowerPoint (teacher made)