Our learning this week in English for Year 1 will be about Perfect Pets. Year 2 will be learning about Roald Dahl poetry.
Watch and join in with the song I Have a Pet:
Repeat the song, this time pausing and saying what noise each pet makes.
Draw pictures of the pets (could use a video to copy drawings) e.g.
Write sentences about the pets and the noise they make e.g. I have a bird and it goes tweet. I have a mouse and it goes squeak.
This could form a simple poem.
Once complete, encourage your child to perform it to an audience.
Encourage your child to use their phonic knowledge to spell the words correctly.
Extend to add other pets they know and what noise they make, e.g. I have a horse and it goes neigh.
Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf
The link below takes you to a printed version of the text, together with an audio recording by the author, Roald Dahl. For the learning today, you will need to pause the recording at various points to make predictions and have discussions with your child.
Introduce the poem and explain that you are going to listen to it in parts.
Start listening and then pause the recording at 1:02 mins.
Make predictions. What do you think might happen next? What happened next in the original tale?
Resume the poem. Pause again at 1:40.
Recap what has just happened. Ask, what does the wolf want to do next?
Discuss the need to warn Little Red Riding Hood!
Write Little Red Riding Hood a letter to warn her of the Wolf’s intentions and the need to stay away from Grandma’s house!
Perhaps you could write as if you were a woodland animal – a friend of Little Red Riding Hood. Remember to lay out your letter with your address, the date, to and from.
Try to convince Little Red Riding Hood as much as you can to stay away!
Check spelling and punctuation in each sentence together.
Finish the session by resuming the reading of the poem. How is it different to the original tale? Are there any parts that surprise you? Which version do you prefer and why?
For Maths, these are the following Power Maths tasks for Years 1 and 2.
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