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Tuesday 19th May

Good morning! For your learning tasks today, we are improving sentences by using adverbs and adjectives in English. I have included a little rundown of the key terms you will need today to refresh your memory. In maths, we will be looking at subtraction. Finally, I have included some geography today where I have asked you to learn the names of the seven continents. I know many of you have already learnt about these, so I have included an additional mini book for anyone who wishes to show off their continent knowledge!


Have a lovely day! smiley 

English: Grammar, Adjectives and adverbs


Making our writing more interesting – Now, this is something that you are used to doing in Extended Writing in class, so I thought you could give it a go and create some incredible sentences at home! smiley


Vocabulary check:

Adjectives: Describing words  (eg. amazing, loud, big, yellow etc.) These are used to describe a noun.


Noun: A person, place or thing (eg. dog, boy, children, tree, car etc.)


Adverbs: Words to describe how, when, where or how often an action is carried out (eg. quickly, loudly, always etc. In KS1 we usually focus on the words that end in the suffix -ly)


Verb: This is a doing word, a word that describes an action (eg. ran, walked, jumped etc.)


Below are some really boring sentences. Make them more interesting by adding adjectives and adverbs.

Challenge: You could also use an online thesaurus to change the verb to a more interesting word.


e.g. The dog ran to get the ball.


The huge, black dog dashed quickly to fetch the red ball.


  1. The lady walked across the fields.
  2. The cat lay on the sofa.
  3. The bird was singing outside the window.
  4. The boy kicked the ball over the fence.
  5. The man smiled at the lady.
  6. The puppies played in the park.
  7. The children laughed at the clown.
  8. The teacher waved at the school children.

Maths: Subtraction, 2 digit minus 1 digit, not crossing 10



There are many different ways to teach subtraction. Here are some examples of how we would teach it in school that your children should be familiar with: 


Practical method: 




Written methods: 




As we are subtracting numbers less than 10 today, the children need to count back on their numberline. However, we teach the children to count up by counting the difference if we are subtracting numbers bigger than this.  Watch the following clip to refresh your memory on the different methods.

Key stage 1 subtraction drawing sticks and dots

Subtract a single-digit number from a two-digit number on a number line

Now try the following number sentences using one of the above methods. Even if you can do it in your head, it is important to visually represent your method. This will help you when you try more complex subtraction. 


  1. 24 – 3 =
  2. 44 – 2 =
  3. 28 – 6 =
  4. 39 – 4 =
  5. 33 – 9 =
  6. 23 – 5 =
  7. 22 – 3 =
  8. 55 – 6 =
  9. 67 – 9 =
  10. 12 – 4 =


Challenge Questions: 


Geography: Continents


For your additional learning task today, I would like you to learn about the seven continents of the world. Have a look at a map/globe and try to identify and locate the different continents. Then watch the following video to help you learn the names of the seven continents:

Seven Continents Song

Think about these questions:


What is a continent?

What is the difference between continents and countries?

What continent do we live in?

What is the biggest continent?

Can you think of any more questions about continents? 


Then try to label and colour the following map. 




I know from out zoom chat, some of you may already know lots about continents, so I have included a continent mini book where you can write all of the facts you know about the seven continents of the world!