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Wednesday 15th July

Good morning Seahorses. I hope that you are all keeping well. Only three days left until the summer holidays!


Please complete todays year 1 phonic lesson on the Letters and Sounds Website.


Today we are looking at alphabetical order. There is a short video to watch on bite size that will remind you about it.

There are 26 letters in the alphabet. They are:

  • A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y and Z.

We often sort letters and words in alphabetical order. This means to order them as they appear in the alphabet.

When sorting words in to alphabetical order, we look at the first letter of the word.

For example:

  • the word cat comes before the word dog because c comes before d in the alphabet.

If two words begin with the same first letter, we then look at the second letter to decide on the alphabetical order.

For example:

  • the word cat comes before the word country because a comes before o in the alphabet.

Activity 1: Helping Marty order boxes

Click on the box below to help Marty put the boxes into the correct alphabetical order.

Put the words below into alphabetical order. The first set is the easiest and the last set is the most difficult.

Remember, when the first letter is the same we look at the second letter to order alphabetically. This carries on for each letter that is the same until you get to a new letter.

Eg. suncream and sunflower

Suncream comes first because c comes before f.


Mental Maths:  How much money is here?

Lesson 3: Writing Time

Watch the video on the website and then complete the activities. The questions and answers are saved at the bottom of this page. If you can't print out the sheet draw the things you need into your home learning book.


Who is Professor Stephen Hawkings?

Log onto BBC Bitesize.

In the 20th century, Professor Stephen Hawking made a huge difference to the world by solving some of the biggest mysteries of the universe and helping ordinary people to understand science.

Watch this video below to learn more about the life and achievements of Professor Stephen Hawking.

Born in 1942, Stephen was intelligent, curious and loved mathematics!

He studied and worked at two of the world's most famous universities, Oxford and Cambridge. He said his goal was to have a complete understanding of the Universe.

But when he was 21, Stephen's body developed a disease. His brain stopped sending messages to his body properly. He was told he only had two years to live. Nevertheless, he carried on with his work. After a few years, he couldn't walk or talk and needed a special wheelchair. But he had lived longer than anyone expected. Over 50 years longer!

To help ordinary people understand science, Stephen published a book called A Brief History Of Time in 1998. Then in 2007, he wrote a book for children. Now everyone could understand more about the Universe!

Despite his disease, Stephen had a great sense of fun and was determined to do as much as possible. He had three children, wrote 15 books and celebrated his 65th birthday with a trip in NASA's zero gravity plane. Stephen Hawking died, aged 76, in 2018.

Activity 1:

Can you create a poster about the life and achievements of Professor Stephen Hawkins?

You can use the national geographic website to help you.

Activity 2: Do you remember what happened in Professor Stephen Hawking's life? Try the activity below.