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Week Five

Hey Year 1,


We hope you enjoyed the story of Titch last week and have had a go at growing something of your own. We have been growing our own plants. Miss Tinley is experimenting with regrowing spring onions, Mrs Grindrod is growing cress and trying to sprout brown lentils and Ms James is growing cucumber, wild flowers, pumkin and Irises. When they are fully grown we will use our maths length and height knowledge to put our plants in order of height.


If you have started to grow anything you can send us your pictures on twitter @lyppardYear1 or @lyppardschool. 


We hope you have a lovely bank holiday on Friday celebrating VE day!



The Year 1 Team x







This week we thought you could look at another story about growing - Jack and the Beanstalk. You might have the story of Jack and the Beanstalk at home. If you haven't, you can watch the story on BBC Teach. It is about a little boy who gets some magic beans which grow into a very tall beanstalk!



Jack and the Beanstalk

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Mrs Merrylegs gives some tips on how to find ideas for writing about an imaginary world at the top of the beanstalk
We would like you to imagine that you find some magic beans and plant them outside. What magical world would be at the top of your beanstalk? Tell us all about it!

Get creative and make a beanstalk out of natural materials.


Measure - Capacity


We would like you to introduce to volume and capacity to your child. They should explore the concept in a practical way, using a variety of containers. Your child should compare the volume in a container by describing whether it is full, nearly full, empty or nearly empty. They can measure the capacity of different containers using non-standard units of measure. They should understand that the unit of measure must stay the same, for example using the same cup or the same spoon to measure.


Here are the types of questions you could ask your child about volume and capacity:


  • Look at my bottle, is it full? Is it empty?
  • Compare my two bottles, which has more liquid in? Which has less?
  • How can we show the container is nearly full or nearly empty?
  • How can we measure the capacity of this container?
  • How can we measure how much liquid will fill my container?
  • What could I use?
  • How many bowls of liquid fill the bottle?
  • How many cups of liquid fill the bottle?
  • How is this different? How is this the same?
  • Which container has the largest/smallest capacity? Can we order them from largest to smallest?
  • Which container do you think will hold more? How can we check?
  • What can we use to measure the capacity of these containers?
Capacity Videos

Learning through play ideas to help your child understand volume and capacity.


You do not need to do all of these activities - pick and choose the ones that you have resources for and would most interest your child.

Daily Maths



We have allocated your child two new books for this week. Remind them to click on the bugs and answer the questions.

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