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Key Stage 1

Welcome to the KS1 home learning page. 

This page will contain all the work for Miss Billingham's and Mrs Lawrence's classes.

Please send photos of completed work to the email addresses below:

Miss Billingham - staffseven@amingtonheath.staffs.sch.uk

Mrs Lawrence - staffeight@amingtonheath.staffs.sch.uk

We would love to hear from you at least once a week with photos of your learning. 

Week beginning: 28.6.2021

Monday -

Maths - Naming and describing 3D shapes

Topic - Why is the Amazon rainforest declining in size?

English - Plan your letter using this template here

Remember you are writing to persuade a member of the government that we need to stop deforestation in the Amazon rainforest. Make sure you use emotive and descriptive language and clearly explain the reasons why this should stop.

Watch this video if you need a reminder about the effects of deforestation:



Tuesday -

Maths - Identifying 2D shapes on the surfaces of 3D shapes

English - Today, draft your letter to a member of the government to persuade them to do something to stop or slow down deforestation.

Make sure you include all the features you need to write a letter including: the sender’s address, a formal greeting, an introduction, paragraphs that explain the reasons why we should stop, a conclusion and a closing.

Topic - Find out Why is Brazil difficult to describe?


Wednesday -

Maths - Describing and creating shape patterns

English - Today, write your letter out in neat. You might want to decorate it with images from the rainforest or the animals who live there. You could also address (write) an envelope if you have got one. 

Address your envelope to The Rt Hon George Eustice MP, Seacole Building, 2 Marsham Street, London, SW1P 4DF. If you post your letter, make sure to take a picture of you posting it!

Topic - Can you find out about Henri Rousseau? What is he famous for? Why is he important? Use the powerpoint below or carry out your own research.

PPT - Henri Rousseau


Thursday -

Maths - Describing the position of an object

English -Focus on your spelling today with this lesson below:

Spelling - To investigate silent letters

Or you can use this lesson here: https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/tricky-words/knit-knot

Topic - Try this lesson as an Introduction to drawing


Friday -

Maths - Giving directions

English - Continue focusing on spelling today with this lesson below:

Spelling  - To practise and apply silent letters

Play this game: https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/games-290575.htm

Topic - Find out more about Henri Rousseau’s artwork here: Art and Design KS2: Henri Rousseau’s ‘Surprised!


Week beginning: 5.7.2021

Monday -

Maths - This week, we are revising fractions. Complete your learning online here:

To recognise,  identify and describe unit fractions.

English - Over the next two weeks, we are going to write our own amazing poems all about the rainforest.

Can you collect awesome vocabulary from a range of poems?


Collection Cloud

Topic - Henri Rousseau had never visited the rainforests. Instead he used plants from around him to create his own dreamlike rainforests.

We are going to carry out some sketching of some interesting leaf shapes.

Collect some leaves that you can find in your garden (if you can) and have a go at carefully sketching the shapes you can see.


Tuesday - 

Maths -Continue today by learning how to find unit fractions of a given quantity online.

You could then play this game Crystal Crash to practise your skills. Play on level 5 - Unit fractions up to 50.

English - Find out all about synonyms and antonyms today by completing this lesson:


Then look at the vocabulary you found yesterday. Choose one word and think of 5 synonyms for it. Do this 3 times so you should have 15 new words.

 Add these to your collection cloud.

Topic - Henri Rousseau paints with many different shades of green. Watch this video to see how to make different shades of green: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENveyl1WboU

If you have paint at home, how many different shades of green can you make?

What colours make green?

How can you make a light green?

What happens is you mix in white?

Can you make it gradually darker?

What happens if you mix in a little black?

If you don't have paints at home, you could do this with colouring crayons and layer them or you can skip this lesson! 


Wednesday -

Maths –Today’s lesson is all about learning to describe unit and non-unit fractions. Can you create a poster to explain the difference between a unit and a non-unit fraction?

English – We are going to try to use lots of words with suffixes in our poem like hopeless and hopeful.

Complete this lesson online to practise spelling these words: To investigate suffixes –ful and -less

Topic - Choose a Henri Rousseau painting of the rainforest.

Henri Rousseau paintings

Make a viewfinder first to help you focus on an area of the picture you really like. This video will show you how to do this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeXvgRsjDGA

Using your viewfinder, focus on an area of the painting that you really like. Sketch what you can see in your viewfinder. You might do this a few times for a few different parts of the paintings. Look for parts of the painting that you might want to copy  or ‘magpie’ from for your final painting.