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English Week 1


Year 1 Week 1 English Home Learning


Monday 20th April

Word of the week  - petrifying

Whisper it, shout it, say it in a funny voice.

PETRIFYING - definition- frightening, scary!

           Try writing it in 3 different ways.

Petrifying      petrifying      PETRIFYING

Our book this week is Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson.

If you've got the book ask someone to read it to you or read it through yourself, if not you can listen to Mrs Shelton reading the story on our school website. You can also watch the story on the link below:

Now try answering these questions about the story.

What was the story about?

Who are the main characters?

What was your favourite part? Why?



Tuesday 21st April

Try saying or writing a sentence using our word of the week - petrifying


Using the picture of the dragon from the story can you use some nouns to label the different parts of the dragon? Remember nouns are the names of things, for example wings.





If your child needs support writing the words they wish to write, you can help them to sound out using the phonics sheet sent home in their learning pack or you can scribe the words for them.



Wednesday 22nd April

Using your work from yesterday where you labelled the dragon using nouns, today can you add some adjectives to describe each of the different parts of the dragon. For example: Powerful, red wings.

Challenge: Can you include our word of the week 'petrifying'?



Thursday 23rd April

Look at these two sentences using 'petrifying'. One makes sense, one doesn't. Can you work out which is which?

The dragon had petrifying, pointed teeth.

That broom is petrifying.


Using your work from the last two days can you try to write a character description of the dragon? Try to describe all of the different parts you labelled. Can you challenge yourself to describe the dragon’s behaviour too?



Friday 24th April

The last activity for this week is chance for you to get creative. Can you create your own petrifying character? It can be your own made up character or one that you already know. Try to label your character using your nouns and adjectives. Remember to send us a picture of your character. We can’t wait to see them.



End of week challenge:

If you want to challenge yourself you can write another character description for your new character.

When you describe their behaviour can you use the conjunction because to explain why?