Year 1 – Summer 2 – Week 3
The Emperor of Absurdia
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The book children will be looking at for the next two weeks is ‘The Emperor of Absurdia. Look at the PDF copy of the story. Children will be using this book often so you might want to PRINT it out.
- What book are you reading?
- What did you like about the book & why
- Was there anything you didn’t like? Why
- Who is the main character?
- Can you remember anyone else in the story?
- Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why?
Ask parents/grandparents what life might have been like for them when they were children.
Children could compare old and new family photos.
How did they communicate before mobiles and internet? How did they travel?
Create a poster with all your information.
Children have been introduced to key vocabulary related to time. They use before and after to describe, sort and order events. Building on this, they use time adverbials, first and next to describe an order of events.
When talking about the day, children use the language: morning, afternoon and evening.
Sort the activities into before and after school.
- Bedtime story
- Get dressed
- Go to a party
- Go to the park
- Eat lunch
Can you think of one more activity for each group?
Can you sort the activities into three groups labelled morning, afternoon and evening?
Can you explain what you did yesterday to a grown up? Using the words: before, after, first, next, morning. afternoon and evening.
Explain why you have put the pictures before or after each other?
Could any of the pictures gone in both?
What activities do you do before school?
What activities do you do after school?
What do you do in the morning?
What do you do in the afternoon?
What do you do in the evening?
Please see Monday resources for worksheet..
LO: To use the right names for things that are special to different religions.
Each faith tradition has its own scriptures/holy books. Scriptures/holy books are used by believers for answers about God and advice and guidance about daily living.
Talk about different Holy Books, including the Bible, the Qur’an, The Pali Canon can be also called Tripitaka (Buddhists), Vedas (Hindu). Show some if possible (check the RE cupboard or book covers on flip. Explain that people of faith go to Holy Books for information about God. If appropriate talk about your own (or your TA’s) experience of using a Holy Book to help you.
Investigate different religions and their religious texts.
To retell / dramatize the story.
Adult could then read them the story while child acts it out.
Child re reads story after, adult covers words asks child to say in their own words what is happening.
Research what came before Apple, how did people communicate before iPhones? Who created iPhones? How did people survive without the internet?
Write down your answers.
Use The Very Hungry Caterpillar book or (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75NQK-Sm1YY) to teach children the days of the week.
Count through the days to help them remember: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, etc.
Afterwards, make a ‘timetable’ of the Hungry Caterpillar’s week and talk about events on each day.
An extra challenge, order the days of the week and match to the Hungry Caterpillar story.
- The 5th of June is a Wednesday, what day is the 10th June?
What day is it today?
What day was it yesterday?
What day will it be tomorrow?
Which month is your birthday in?
Which month do we start school in?
Which months are the summer holidays in?
If today is _____, what will tomorrow be?
Bounce the ball to your family member. Make sure you catch the ball. The person who does not catch the ball needs to run on the spot for 1 minute.
Complete this 3 times.
To infer thoughts and feelings about characters.
Remember to find the page for each question, look at the pictures and words to help you answer.
-What do you think the boy was thinking / feeling when he fell into the arms of the wardrobe monster?
– What do you think the boy was thinking / feeling when he got his scarf from the tree?
– What do you think the boy was thinking / feeling when he couldn’t find the dragon?
– What do you think the boy was thinking / feeling when he found the dragon?
– What do you think the boy was thinking / feeling when he landed in the arms of the wardrobe monster?
List down ideas on how you think we will communicate in the future.
Choose one, draw a picture of this and label it.
Work together to make a 12-page ‘calendar’ with a page for each month showing key events such as: Christmas, Diwali, Eid, Ramadan, school holiday, birthdays, when the leaves fall of trees, start of the new school year, seasons. Wednesday resources – the children can use the template provided and add the events in each month or use a blank piece of paper to create their own 12-month calendar.
Afterwards, read through the months together in order, asking questions about the months and seasons.
- Play a game, match months of the year into boxes in the correct order.
- Spot missing months, re-order the months.
Try to log on to purple mash all by yourself.
Read Gruffalo – computer version. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8sUPpPc8Ws
What did you think of the story? We are going to use 2paint on purple mash to draw parts of the Gruffalo story.
Children to try and draw this part on 2 Paint:
After you have drawn the fox and mouse try to save your work using the red arrow and save it in the Year 1 folder using your name and then guffalo e.g Junaid gruffalo.
Recap Phase 3 and Phase 5 sounds.
Use the videos or the sound mats that you can print off.
Phase 3 Click here
Phase 5 Click here
Login to Phonics Play using the free login details http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/
(username: March20 password: home)
Play Tricky words
Phase 3 Tricky Words + Phase 3 HFW
Play Reading Robot- Phase 4
To retrieve information from the text.
- How is the emperor’s dream described at the start of the story?
- How does he describe his scarf?
- What does the emperor sit on to search for the dragon?
- He was just about to give up looking when he saw something. What was it?
- Name 2 places the Dragon chases the emperor through / across
- Who catches him at the end of the story?
Research Bill Gates. Who is he? Why is he famous? How has he changed the world? (Microsoft)
Write down some key facts about him.
Play the bean game with a family member. Family member to shout out instruction:
Runner bean: Run around
String bean: Children to stretch up on tip toes
Jelly bean: Children to wobble their whole body
Broad bean: Children to walk really wide using wide stride
Jumping bean: Children to jump around.
To sequence the story.
What does sequence mean? Can we use time adverbials to help us order the story? Order the following statements and draw a picture for each one
- The emperor climbed a pointy tree to get his scarf
- The emperor was having an extraordinary dream
- He gets chased by the dragon
- The emperor looks for the dragon on his tricycle chair
- He lands back in the arms of the wardrobe monster and gives him a big hug
- He finds a deep , dark cave
Compare Steve Jobs and Bill gates.
How are they similar?
How are they different?
How have they changed the world?
Split an A4 piece of paper in half. One half for similarities and one half for differences. You can draw pictures for the similarities and differences too.
Introduce telling the time to children. How can we tell the time? The hour hand is the shorter hand and the minute hand is the longer hand.
Demonstrate how to tell the o’clock time on an analogue clock.
Move the minute hand. Show how the big hand goes round the clock once every hour.
Play ‘What’s the Time Mr Wolf’. (or on resources there is a cut out clock that can be used)
Imagine you are a tiny kitten what would you need from your mother?
What do we need from our parents when were babies, children, teenagers and adults?
Make a list of what you needed when you were a baby and a list of what you need now? How are have they changed? How are they the same?