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English

Spellings 

 

so               one                    has                    you               pull 

 

1. Can you jumble up your spellings and see if a grown-up or sibling can unscramble them? 

2. Can you write your spellings outside with chalk?

3. Can you write your spellings using pasta or spaghetti to form the letters? 

4. Can you write them on someone's back? How many times can you write each word in 1 minute? 

Monday 1st March 

Writing 

1. Last week we were learning about comic strips. Can you remember the features of a comic strip? Pictures, captions, speech bubbles and onomatopoeia.

 

2. Today we are going to be focusing on the pictures. Have a look at the picture below from a Dennis and Gnasher comic...How does the illustrator make you want to read about the story? 

3. What activity did you do at the weekend? Think about what you did first, second and third. 

 

For example: At the weekend, I built a den. 

 

First: I rode my scooter into the woods. 

Second: I collected lots of big sticks and leaves. 

Third: I made a den with my brother. 

 

4. Draw 3 illustrations, 1 for each part of your activity using the template below. 

 

5. Can you add a speech bubble to 1 of your pictures? You might say, 'wait for me!' or 'let's hide in the den.'  

Tuesday 2nd March 

Finish your book day art 

 

Writing 

1. This week, we will be starting to create our own comic strip. We are going to make our own characters and decide where our story is going to be set. Today, we are going to be learning about characters. Do you know who these characters are? Complete the activity below. 

2. An adjective is....

We can use adjectives to describe the characters in our comic books. Have a look at this clip to remind yourself about adjectives. What words are used to describe the princess? 

Do You Wanna Learn About Adjectives?

Wednesday 3rd March 

Handwriting and fine motor skills 

1. Make a card for someone you haven't seen in a long time. This could be a friend or someone in your family. Inside, write down something that you would like to do with that person when we can start to see each other again. This could be going for a picnic, going swimming or watching a film. Perhaps you could send it to them in the post. 

 

Writing 

Today we are going to be creating our own characters. 

1. Who is going to be in your story? Think of 2 people or animals that you would like to include. These can be based upon people or animals that you know or from your imagination. Using your adjective mat, circle the adjectives that describe your 2 characters. You can use a different colour for each. 

 

2. Design your characters! Make sure you include any features that you have chosen on your adjectives mat. 

 

Thursday 4th March 

Handwriting and fine motor skills 

1. Write a list of your top 10 favourite books to celebrate World Book Day. What do you like about them? 

 

Writing 

1. Today we are going to be learning about settings. We have already learnt how to describe different settings in the Arctic. Do you remember any of the adjectives we used? Cold, snowy, magical, icy, crowded and beautiful. 

 

2. Watch this clip again about describing settings. What adjectives we used to describe the trees? 

 

Year 1 English: Adjectives for Children

3. Now it is time to choose a setting for your story. Have a look at the pictures to help you or choose a different setting. It could even be your bedroom! 

 

4. Using the adjective mat from yesterday to help you, write down any adjectives that help to describe your setting on post it notes and lay them out on a table. 

 

5. Draw your setting! 

Friday 5th March 

Handwriting and fine motor skills 

1. Enjoy your last day of home learning by making a cake. 

Write a list of ingredients and bake something delicious! 

 

Writing 

1. Today we are going to be learning about the different parts of a story. There are 3 parts to a story, a beginning, a middle and an end. Read this story about Dennis and Gnasher. Who are the characters? Where is the story set at the beginning and in the middle? What happens at the beginning in the supermarket? What happens in the middle when Dennis finds a bath? What happens right at the end? You can discuss the answers with your grown-up. 

 

2. What is going to happen in your story? You will need to think about how to set the scene. For example, going to a shop, going to the beach or playing in the park. Now think about what is going to happen in the middle. This needs to be something exciting...perhaps one of your characters gets lost or they find a secret treasure box?

 

3. What is going to happen at the end? 

 

4. Using the comic strip template, draw your characters and setting. 

 

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