Robin Class w/c 18th May

To Master Home School, Keep It Fun and Focus on the Basics - BloombergRobin

Last week of home school before the half term break! Keep going, try your best and I hope to see you back at school soon.

Below is the Year 1 English and Maths activities for this week.


Logon to and use ‘My Class Login’ button (classname: robinclass, password: book) to access this week’s ebooks.

RWI Group

Read Write Inc eBook

Age Filter



Sound Blending 2

4-5 years

The Big Carrot


Skateboard Sid

4-5 years

The Web


A Bad Mood

5-6 years



What’s in the Woods

6-7 years

Sport Then and Now


The Ice and Snow Book

6-7 years

Dinosaur Safari


A Pet or a Pest?

6-7 years

False Alarms


Please access the ‘Read Write Inc Phonics Lessons at Home’ page on YouTube at for the daily phonics lesson with Rosie.

The sound your child will need to focus on will depend on their RWI group before the school closure.

This week’s lessons are:-


Set Sound








oo (book)





Orange/Yellow Blue/Grey







Set 2 phonics lessons start at 10am with spellings at 10.15am.

Set 3 phonics lessons start at 10.30am with spellings at 10.45am.

Don’t worry if you miss the lesson start time as the videos will remain available on the Read Write Inc YouTube channel for 24 hours.

Any spellings can be completed in the home school sharing book, an exercise book or a notebook.

On the RWI Phonics Lessons at Home page there are also links to Storytime with Nick who will be reading a story every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 2pm.


Login to PurpleMash and try a Spelling Quiz challenge in your 2Dos.

Choose between Spelling Quiz 1 for common exception words and Spelling Quiz 2 (a lot trickier!) for days of the week and times of the day.

If you are finding it hard to spell words try the following:-

1. Write the words onto cards (not too many at a time). Say the word out loud. 

2. If the word can be split into its sounds, say the word in a ‘robot voice’. 

3. Look at the word trace over the letters with your finger. 

4. Copy the word and say the letters or sounds as you write it. Copy it again. 

5. Cover the word and try and write the word saying it as you write – peep if you need to! 

6. Check the word you have written matches the word on the card and say it again as you check. 

7. Keep writing the word until you can write it without having to peep. 

8. For words that are tricky and are not as easy to learn, take an imaginary picture of the word with your imaginary camera – imagine the word is big, coloured red, lit up by fireworks, has spiders crawling on it. Shut your eyes and try and picture the word. Try and write it down imagining the picture of the word you see in your head. 


For English this week, we will be focussing on character description using the story ‘Saint George and the Dragon’. Miss Browne at the Oak National Academy will guide you through the learning.

The lessons and the resources can be found at

Miss Browne has the /ow/ /oa/ /o-e/ alternative sounds (phonemes) as her sound of the week. This is helpful revision and spelling practice but depending upon your child’s phonic progress they may not know all of these sounds yet.

Please ensure that you keep following the Read Write Inc phonics lessons on YouTube outlined above for your daily phonics learning.



Learning Focus



Listen to a story and answer questions.



Commit a story to memory and make a story map.



Describe a character’s appearance.



Describe a character’s personality.



Write a character description.

Use your home school sharing book, exercise book or notebook to record your work. Edit your work with Miss Browne when you are asked to.

On Tuesday, an adult will need to provide you with a blank piece of paper folded into nine boxes to create your story map.


We will use White Rose Maths learning resources again this week to investigate quarters, number bonds, fact families and finding parts.

There is a video lesson presentation for each day, some start with practising key maths skills before focussing on the new learning. There are separate activity and answer sheets on the school website for each day.

If you have access to a printer, then please print out the activity sheet. If you cannot print this document, ask an adult to help you create a frame &/or draw pictures like the activity sheet in your home school sharing book, exercise book or notebook. Adults can help you to use the separate answer sheets to ‘tick or fix’ your work.

Where you see the symbol in the righthand margin of the activity sheet this indicates that you may need to use physical objects (e.g. counters, lego, dried pasta) first, to help see the maths and find the answer before recording your ideas.

It is more important that your child is secure in their understanding by manipulating physical objects than completing the activity sheet.



Learning Objective

Lesson Presentation


To find a quarter (shape)


To find a quarter (amount)


Part-whole relationships number bonds


Fact families – linking addition and subtraction.


Add together and find a part

Robin Class Blog

Please check out the Robin Class Blog on PurpleMash to see what your classmates have been up to and to send them a message. Don’t forget to add a post if you would like to share any news or work with the class.

This is a private Wicklewood Primary School community blog. You must get parent/carer approval before posting or commenting.

To access the blog, login to PurpleMash and select the sharing tab at the top of the screen. Then select the shared blogs tab and the ‘Robin Class’ blog.

To add a new post, use the green + button or to add kind and positive comments on existing posts use the post comment button. All posts and comments need teacher approval before they are added so please be patient!

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Thematic Learning

On the school website you will find a range of family friendly thematic learning opportunities posted on Friday. Pick and choose from these activities for your other learning challenges this week.

Keep up the good work with your home learning and enjoy a well-deserved break (including you home teacher!) over half-term next week.

You have done very well to keep your learning at home going for so long.

Hopefully see you back at school very soon.