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Woodpecker Class


Welcome To The Woodpecker Class

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Class teacher - Mrs Plange

Teaching Assistant-Mrs Culpin

Woodpeckers home learning

Year 1

Week 2 (Week commencing Monday 30th March)


Spelling Rules: Adding –er and –est to adjectives.

Read the words. Can you identify the root word? For example: In the word fresher, fresh is the root word.

Prcatise spelling these words using the method Look, Cover, Write and Check.

Can you put some of these words into sentences in your book?

English Year 1


Year 1

Text: Farmer Duck By Martin Waddell and Helen Oxenbury

Activity 1

Look back at the picture of the duck you drew and annotated last week using nouns and adjectives.

Can you write some descriptive sentence to describe the duck using these words?

For example:

The small duck has orange webbed feet.

Colour the nouns in your sentence in red and the adjectives in blue.

(Remember adjectives are describing words and nouns are words for a person, place, or thing.)

Activity 2

The lazy farmer cannot remember what animals he keeps on his farm. Can you make a list of all the animals he has on the farm?

He also needs to go shopping and buy each animal one item of food to eat. Do you know what these animals eat? Can you make a list of food he needs to buy?

(Remember lists go down your page and each item in the list goes on a new line.)

Activity 3

The poor duck feels a range of emotions throughout the book.

Can you record his emotions on a timeline?

Draw a timeline in your book like the one below and add emotions to show how the duck felt during different parts of the story.

Activity 4

Turn to the page in the book where it says, ‘The poor duck was sleepy and weepy and tired’.

Imagine you are the duck. Write a diary entry for your day on the farm. Can you include details about what you have been doing and how you are feeling?

Remember: use finger spaces, capital letters, full stops, question marks and exclamtion marks in your writing.

Try and extend your sentences using 'and'. Think about the tense you will be writing in. Will it be past or present. Use a capital letter for the personal ronoun 'I'.

For example: What a day! Today I have been feeling sad and fed up. Can the farmer get any lazier?

Activity 5

Design a new book cover for the book. What would you put on the cover if you were the illustrator to attract children to the book?

Draw your book cover in your book or on plain paper and then stick it in your exercise book.

Would you give the book a different title?

Year 1 Maths

Key Skills/Flash back

Copy the answers to your questions in your book. The questions are all based on things the children covered in class last half term so will be a good recap of their learning. There is one to complete each day.

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In addition to completing key skills you may wish to have a go at some maths lessons.

In school we use the Whiterose maths scheme for learning and the they have released some home learning tasks which are fantastic.

Google: Whiterose maths home learning Year 1

You will find a series of lessons online.

Start on week 1 entitled, ‘Introduce weight and mass’.

Watch the video with your child which shows you clearly how to complete the activity successfully.

Click on. Get the activity'. You can print the sheet if possible or alternatively get your child to record their answers in their exercise book.

On completion there is an answer sheet in which your child can mark their own work.

Try and complete all 5 lessons in a week if possible.

I have included some pictures below to help you ensure your on the correct site.



Year 2



Adding the suffix -ful. For some words you can add -ful to the root word eg joy + ful = joyful. For those root words that end in y the rule is slightly different, the y changes to an i before you add the suffix.

careful mindful
playful dreadful
thankful thoughtful
helpful beautiful
wonderful powerful

Practise your spellings daily. There are some ideas below to help keep it interesting and think back to others we have done in class. Maybe you could make your own 'Roll the die'  list and don't forget Hangman!

Can you add to the list?

Reading and Writing

The book I have given you (The Gingerbread Man) contains lots of short stories. You can read any of them at any time but this week we are going to concentrate on...

The Door in the Mountain. 

This story is very similar to Journey by Aaron Becker that we studied in depth a few weeks ago. It's a lovely story from Wales that uses the idea of a doorway into another world, inhabited by friendly little people who should always be obeyed.

Read the story everyday and if your book contained a CD, listen to it too, this will help with your fluency.

Activity 1 

What do you like/dislike about the story?

Why did Betsi go through the door in the hill?

How did the Tylweth Teg make Betsi feel when she first arrived on the island? How and why?

Why did Betsi pick the flower?

Why do you think the daffodil lasted so long?

What 2 magical things happened towards the end of the story?

Why do you think the door disappeared?

You can discuss this with whoever listens to you read and/or you can write down your thoughts in your exercise book.

Activity 2

Draw a story map. 

Activity 3

Make some actions to help you tell the story orally. Keep practising this, you could video your performance or perform the story for your family.

Activity 4

What do you think the island of the Tylweth Teg looked like. You could draw a map, create the map out of Lego or crafty bits and bobs.

Activity 5

Write a letter to the little people, apologising for having picked the daffodil.

Activity 6

Write you own version, you can change the character and the setting. This doesn't have to be in your exercise book, you could: make your own booklet and illustrate it, type it on a computer, make a powerpoint storybook.


TT Rockstars -  everyday if you can. 

My Mini Maths (copy into your exercise book)