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Wednesday 1st July

Good morning superstars!


It is a brand new month and our last month in Year 1.

Today is Wednesday the 1st of July.



What is the date today? Remember to use full sentences.


Morning message - 01.07.20



Let’s start our day with a prayer.


Thank you Lord for this new day
in my home (school) to work and play.

Please be with me all day long,

in every story, game and song.

May all the happy things we do,

Make you our Father happy too.





  • Daily handwriting and phonics/reading
  • Grammar: Contractions
  • English: Question words
  • Maths: Time
  • Science/Art: Summer landscape or Canada day craft





Daily handwriting and phonics/reading: Please aim for 30 minutes (15 each) of handwriting and phonics and continue reading each day. smiley





Grammar: This week we are learning about contractions.



Today's task is filling in the blank. Can you change the word pairs to make the correct contraction?

Contractions 1 | English Song for Kids |

Contractions 2 | English Song for Kids





English: Read The Secret Song by Margaret Wise Brown. The poem is made up of a series of questions and answers. Highlight each question sentence in the poem in one colour and each answer sentence in another. Look at the page of Question Words and Question Marks. Read, then write out each question word three times in your neatest handwriting.


Name the animals that were mentioned in The Secret Song. 


  • Think of five new animals you like or know. 
  • Draw these animals in the boxes on Questions for Animals.
  • Write a question that you would ask each animal. E.g., Where do you go at night, Badger? What do you eat, Ladybird?  
  • Finish your sentences with question marks. 
  • Can you use a different question word each time? 
Listen to the song version of this poem!

The Secret Song





Maths: Today we are going to continue learning about time. First, let's review.


  • Can you read time to the hour and half past on a clock? 
  • Which hand is the minute and which hand is the hour
  • Where is the minute hand when we talk about o'clock? 
  • Where is the minute hand when we talk about half past?


Review these new words:

time, clock, hands, minute, hour, o'clock, half past



For today's task can you draw your own clock hands on a clock to show the correct time? As an extra challenge you can try to draw your own clock.


When the time is o'clock the long minute hand will point towards the 12 and the short hour hand will point directly towards the hour.
Here we can see it is 12 o'clock or 12:00.



When the time is half past the long minute hand will point towards the 6 and the short hour hand will point in between two hours. 
Here we can see it is half past 3 or 3:30.




Check out Mathletics for more tasks about time.

Year 1 Maths - How to draw a clock





Science/Art: Today you have a choice to either do a summer landscape picture/painting or do a Canada Day craft.



Activity 1: Draw a landscape from a picture online or go outside and find your own landscape to draw. A landscape is an area of land as we see it. Landscapes often include natural features such as: mountains, hills, rivers, lakes, ponds. They can also include human features such as: humans and buildings.


Take a look at some landscapes by famous artist Vincent Van Gogh.



Can you draw your own landscape?




Activity 2: Today is Canada's birthday! Canada Day is a national holiday in Canada and is often celebrated with family picnics, barbeques and fireworks. 


Did you know that a long time ago Canada belonged to Great Britain? Over time parts of the Country joined together and decided to form their own government. On July 1st 1867 Canada became its own independent country. 



Did you know that Canada's national animal is the beaver? 



We are going to make beaver hand puppets. All you need is a paper bag, paper, colours, scissors and glue.


Daily Storytime!