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Year 1

School closure homework:


Find out some key facts about an old toy of your choice e.g. marbles. You can use books, the internet or ask an adult about a toy they used to play with to find out these facts. Compare this toy to a similar new toy that you own.


Some questions to consider when finding the facts:


- What is the toy called?

- How do you play with it?

- How does it move?

- What material is it made from?

- What colour is it?

- When was it made?


A Toy Story

As writers we are looking at ‘Toy Story’, we will be focusing on information writing. We will be bringing our theme to life with our very own toy museum and using this to write facts about a variety of toys. We will also be looking at the book ‘Traction man’ and creating fantastic writing based around this story. We are writing a retell of the story and our ow diary entry in role as Traction Man. We will be practicing using adjectives, conjunctions and focusing on our spellings to make our writing the best that it can be.


As readers we will be focusing on using our phonics skills to segment and blend words. For some of us the focus will be on using comprehension to answer relevant questions about the stories and books that we read.


As mathematicians we will be looking at number and place value, shape and different types of measurement including capacity and weight.


As scientists we are learning to investigate animals including humans. Identifying and naming a variety of common reptiles, amphibians and mammals. We will also be looking at the change of seasons.


As designers we are going to explore different materials and select which would be most suitable to create our own Traction Man.


As computer experts we are going to be interpreting and creating our own algorithms as well as learning how to debug programs.


As historians we are going to be learning about the history of toys and comparing older and newer toys.


As theologists we are going to be learning about Christianity including festivals, worship, rituals and ways of life, in order, to find out about the meanings behind them.


As philosophers we are going to be discussing philosophical questions based on our theme of toy story. We will also be focusing on building relationships as well and the British values democracy, mutual respect and tolerance.