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Writing Challenges 22.02.2021

 

Week 1


Task 1 (3 days)– Dictation Sentences
For this task we would like the children to have a go at writing sentences that you tell them. This requires you to read aloud the sentence and the children have to independently attempt to write them. These sentences include sounds and tricky words we have taught up until now. The word document includes a wide range of sentences that they children can have a go at. It’s up to you have many you do but we recommend 3-5 sentences per day.

 

Task 2 (1 day) – Write the Days of the Week
In year 1, the children have to learn how to spell the days of the week. First we would like you to write the days of the week down on pieces of paper and go through them putting them in the correct order. After that we would like you to practice writing them correctly.

 

Task 3 (1 day)– Handwriting Practice
A major part of Writing this year is handwriting. So we would like the children to practice writing their lower case and upper case letters correctly. We have included a helpful sheet which shows you how we form these letters.

Week 2 – Jack and the Beanstalk

 

For your first challenge this week we would like you to read the story of Jack and the Beanstalk, please see the video or powerpoint below. Have a discussion on the setting, the characters and what is happening throughout the story. You could write down some key words from the story and even make a story map to help you remember it. 

 

Just like we have been practicing in class, we would like the children to have a go at re-writing the story. Throughout the school week we aim for about 10-15 sentences in total. We aim to do 2-3 sentences a day so this should last you one week. 


Below is the success criteria we encourage the children to follow: 
 Say your sentences aloud first. 
 Does your sentence make sense? 
 Use finger spaces. 
 Use full Stops. 
 Use capital letters. 
 Use time words (First, Next, Then, After, Finally) 
 Use sentence openers (He, She, The, It, They, Her, His) 
 Sit you letters on the line. 
 Use ‘and’

 

A reminder that the children are not required to spell every word correctly. We would rather see what the children have completed independently with minimal support. This helps us to gauge how the children are progressing with their learning and set next steps.

Writing Challenge 03.02.2021

 

The Enormous Turnip

For your first challenge this week we would like you to read the story of The Enormous Turnip, please see the video below. Have a discussion on the setting, the characters and what is happening throughout the story. You could write down some key words from the story and even make a story map to help you remember it. 

 

Just like we have been practicing in class, we would like the children to have a go at re-writing the story. Throughout the school week we aim for about 10-15 sentences in total. We aim to do 2-3 sentences a day so this should last you one week. 

 

Below is the success criteria we encourage the children to follow: 

  • Say your sentences aloud first. 
  • Does your sentence make sense? 
  • Use finger spaces. 
  • Use full Stops. 
  • Use capital letters. 
  • Use time words (First, Next, Then, After, Finally) 
  • Use sentence openers (He, She, The, It, They, Her, His) 
  • Sit you letters on the line. 
  • Use ‘and’

 

We have included a photo of some work a key worker child has completed in school today for the first part of the story. This will hopefully help with how the children should structure their work and give you an insight into the expectations in terms of spelling and layout etc. A reminder that the children are not required to spell every word correctly. We would rather see what the children have completed independently with minimal support. This helps us to gauge how the children are progressing with their learning and set next steps.

 

Writing Challenges 20.01.2021

 

Week 1 – Rosie’s Walk 

For you first challenge this week we would like you to read the story of Rosie’s Walk, please see the link below and click on 'Rosie's Walk Story' video. Have a discussion on the setting, the characters and what is happening throughout the story. You could write down some key words from the story and every make a story map to help you remember it. 

Just like we have been practicing in class, we would like the children to have a go at re-writing the story. Throughout the school week we aim for about 10-15 sentences in total. We aim to do 2-3 sentences a day so this should last you one week. 

A reminder that the children are not required to spell every word correctly. We would rather see what the children have completed independently with minimal support. This helps us to gauge how the children are progressing with their learning and set next steps.

Below is the success criteria we encourage the children to follow: 

  • Say your sentences aloud first. 
  • Does your sentence make sense? 
  • Use finger spaces. 
  • Use full Stops. 
  • Use capital letters. 
  • Use time words (First, Next, Then, After, Finally) 
  • Use sentence openers (He, She, The, It, They, Her, His) 
  • Sit you letters on the line. 

Week 2 – Using ‘and’ to join words and clauses. 

You second challenge is practice using ‘and’ to join words and clauses together. We have included a fun power point with lots of different activities that you can complete. It progressively gets harder so we suggest starting from the top and working your way through them. We would expect you to complete during a day and not the whole power point.

Writing Challenges 06.01.2021

 

Challenge 1 – Little Red Hen

For you first challenge we would like you to read the story of the Little Red Hen, please see the power point below. Have a discussion on the setting, the characters and what is happening throughout the story. You could write down some key words from the story to help the children with their writing (Little Red Hen, Bread, Wheat)

Just like we have been practicing in class, we would like the children to have a go at re-writing the story. Throughout the school week we aim for about 10 sentences in total, so please don’t feel like the children have to complete this all in one go.

Below is the success criteria we encourage the children to follow:

  • Say your sentences aloud first.
  • Does your sentence make sense?
  • Use finger spaces.
  • Use full Stops.
  • Use capital letters.
  • Use time words (First, Next, Then, After, Finally)
  • Use sentence openers (He, She, The, It, They, We)
  • Sit you letters on the line.

This is an example of what the children could write.

First the Little Red Hen lived on a farm. She had three friends. Next she found some grains of wheat. The friends would not help to plant them. Then she cut the wheat down. The friends still would not help. After that she made flour at the mill. The friends would not help. Finally the Little Red Hen baked the bread. The friends wanted to help eat it. She ate it all on her own.

Challenge 2 – Instructions on ‘How to make bread’.

You second challenge is to write instructions on how to make bread. You can see how Little Red Hen did her bread or you can research yourself. If you are feeling extra motivated you could maybe try making some yourself!

Just like we have been practicing in school, we would still like the children to be thinking about the success criteria.

  • Say your sentences aloud first.
  • Does your sentence make sense?
  • Use finger spaces.
  • Use full Stops.
  • Use capital letters.
  • Sit you letters on the line.

When writing instructions encourage the children to write a title, what ingredients/equipment they would need and then the method. If it helps the children could also draw a picture/ take a photo for each stage to remind them of what they did.

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