Scroll to content
Southglade Primary School home page

Southglade Primary School

'Believe to Achieve'

Thursday 14.5.20

Well Being Activity


Today we would like you to think about what makes you amazing and unique. We would like you to write down all the amazing qualities you have including what you are good at, what a good friend you are and how thoughtful you are.



Starter - Numbers up to 70


As usual, begin by practising your Gem Maths.  After that, we are going to continue practising our numbers up to 70 today.  This time, we are going to play Fastest Finger but for any number up to 70.  You should know how this works by now so see how many you can accurately find in one minute.

Word and Real-Life Problems


Following on from yesterday, we are going to have a go at solving some word problems.  Yesterday, we were only trying to decide whether we had to add or subtract to find the answer to a problem.  Today we are going to think about how we can calculate the answers and also have a go at some two-step problems that involve either addition, subtraction or a combination of both.


So what are the different methods we can use to solve additions and subtractions?  The goal by end of Year One would be to be able to solve them using a mental calculation strategy and this is what we have been practising in Gem Maths.  If you can solve the problems 'in your head' then do so.  However, not everyone will be at that level yet so you might need to use apparatus to help.


In your learning packs you received a number line and a hundred square that you could use to count up and down on.  You could also use objects to represent the numbers (in school we would normally use cubes or tens frames).



Your task for today is try and solve the problems from yesterday using whatever method suits you best.  The questions are listed again below but this time I want you to record the numerical answer.  You should already know whether it is an addition or subtraction (that's the hard part) so you just need to do the appropriate calculation.  Then there are some two step problems to try and solve (a lot of support will likely be necessary).


1. There were 12 chocolates in a bag. I ate 4 of them. How many were left?


2. Sam has 5 stickers. Polly has 9 stickers. If Sam wants to collect as many stickers as Polly, how many more does he need?


3. Emma is two years older than David. David is 9. How old is Emma?


4.  Scott rolled his marble 4 metres. Ben rolled his 8 metres. How much further did Ben’s ball roll?


5.  3 bricks balance a toy car. 8 bricks balance a book. If the car and the book are on the scales together, how many bricks will balance them?


6.  The classroom is 14 metres long. The hall is 5 metres longer. How long is the hall?



Two-step Problems


1.  Mr Land is collecting conkers. He wants to collect 20 conkers. Jade finds 11 conkers, Tom finds 5 conkers. How many more does Mr Land need to make 20 altogether?


2.  Mitchell and Susie take their teddies on a picnic. Susie has 5 teddies. Mitchell has 3 teddies. At the picnic, they meet Vicky who has 6 teddies. How many teddies are there altogether?


3.  Sally had 2 games. Nita had 3 games. How many more games would they need if they wanted to take 9 games to a party?




Spellings (Y1 Common Exception Words) one, once, ask, school, put

Remember to learn to read and write the words independently


Activity - Using your knowledge of materials from Science, can you label your house with the material you think would be best for each part of the house including the properties that material would need to have. 

Activity - Science


To complete the science activity for this week, can you go back to the main page for this week and click on the science section. 


This week we are continuing to explore materials. Can you find something in your home or outside that has at one of the properties listed below?


Key Vocabulary (properties)

hard/soft; stretchy/stiff; shiny/dull; rough/smooth; bendy/not bendy; waterproof/not waterproof; absorbent/not absorbent; opaque/transparent.

Phonics and Reading


We would like you to click on the videos below and watch the phonics lessons from Letters and Sounds. Activities which you can do to apply the sound are in the video and there are also linked underneath.  


After, please watch the videos on the phonics resource and support section which practices all your phonics sounds using the flashcards which we use at school. Have a go at saying the sounds along with Miss Smith. Make sure you are saying the pure sounds accurately. 


Don't forget to read your book everyday.

Lesson 14 - Year 1 (ir)

Watch Year 1 Lesson 14. First released Thursday 14th May. A new Year 1 lesson is uploaded every week day at 10:30am and is suitable for children who can conf...


Still image for this video

Lesson 14 - Reception (ure)

Watch Reception Lesson 14. First released Thursday 14th May. A new Reception lesson is uploaded every week day at 10am and is suitable for children who can b...


Still image for this video