We are lucky enough to be chosen to write letters to the residents of a care home. These elderly people in care homes have not been able to see their family and friends and it has probably been a lonely time for them over lockdown. Therefore, our letters will definitely brighten up their day and put a smile on their faces like in the picture below.
Write the letter to ALL the residents of the care home (we want everyone to feel included). For example- “Dear Residents at James Terry Court”. Remember to use what we’ve done this week already to help you and include the features below.
Include these features:
* Past tense
* Correct beginning and end (Dear
Residents at/Yours sincerely)
* Information about yourself (likes,
Here are some ideas as to what you can include in your letters:
-What you do at breaktime/lunchtime
-Friends and family
-TV programmes and books
-What it has been like since being on lockdown because of Coronavirus
-What measures you are taking to stay safe and healthy.
They can draw a picture at the back of of letter if they wish and they can write MORE THAN ONE letter too.
Challenge: Write questions to the residents. “What do you do during the day?” “Do you like to read?” “What is your favourite TV programme?”.
If you would like to send your letter here is the address:
Community Senior Letters FAO: Carol Roberts James Terry Court 90 Haling Park Road South Croydon CR2 6NF
Please send us pictures of your letters to the year 1 email address.
This month is Pride month. That means we celebrate all the different types of people in the world. During Pride month, and all year round, we remember that in our country, people can be and love ANYONE that they want to. That means that families can be different to one another – someone might have one mum and one dad, two dads or two mums! Some people might live with their grandparents. Some people might live with an aunty or an uncle. Some people might live with carers, who aren’t their parents, but who love them very much!
Let’s read this story to learn a bit more about this. It’s called ‘Part of the Party’. I hope you enjoy it!
Activity 1: Today we are going to use our checklist to check if the letters below have included everything.
Activity 2: Pick out things from the letters that you need or want to include in your own letter and put them on your checklist or make a mind map, e.g. questions, asking for a reply, what you want o tell them., what you want to draw a picture of Your letter tomorrow will be for the residents in a care home.
We are going to learn about someone else who was an activist today. Can you remember what an activist is? An activist is someone who wants to make a good change in their community, or around the world!
Today’s activist is someone who has made a change very recently. His name is Marcus Rashford and he is a footballer who plays for Manchester United and the England national team. Let’s see him in action!
Marcus Rashford is very successful now that he has become a famous footballer and he plays for a really big team! But sadly, Marcus didn’t always have lots of money. Like lots of children in our country, his family struggled with affording things they needed like food and clothes. Thankfully, in our country, when we are in school, we can get free school meals and food vouchers so that everyone can have a nice and healthy lunch. The government recently said they were going to stop giving the food vouchers during the school holidays. Marcus didn’t think that was very fair for the families who might need them, so he wrote a letter to the government to try and change their minds, and posted it on Twitter.
Have a watch of the video on this link. Marcus Rashford is having an interview with a reporter who asked him about the letter.
Challenge Time! Can you write a sentence about who Marcus Rashford is? Now can you write a sentence about what he did to make a good change in his community? When you have finished, can you draw a picture of him? Maybe you could draw him scoring a goal!
When you have finished, can you send your work to email@example.com so that we can see it too? Well done, team!
This week we are learning how to write a letter, because on Friday we are going to write our own letters and send them in the post. I know, it is SUPER EXCITING! To start, think of a reason for sending a letter. Next, look at the powerpoint below to find out why we send letters and see if you were right.
When we send a letter we have to know what we need and where to put it. Look at the picture above and make your own checklist of what we should include in a letter. Keep your checklist for the rest of the week, so you can use it when you write your own letter.
You might want to remind yourself to include capital letters, full stops and spaces between the words too!
Using your checklist, see if you can put the correct features in the correct place.