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This week we are learning all about non-fiction and looking at a book called ‘Looking at Light’



What is a non-fiction book? It is a book that gives us information.

In most non-fiction books you will see that the information is broken into sub-headings. This helps us to find out what we want to know more easily. We use the page at the front called a contents page to help us go to the correct page number to get our information. It also means we do not always have to read the whole book. Just the parts that we are interested in.

Year 1s- Can you create your own sub-headings and write some facts about light? We have looked at sources of light in our Science lessons so, have a think about what we found out. Can you remember any sources of light? Torch, fire, lamp. What sub-heading could we use? Maybe Light sources? Remember to start your sentence with a capital letter, use finger spaces and end your sentence with a full stop.

Reception- What do you notice about the day time? What can you see? What can you hear? Can you draw a picture and tell an adult what it is?

Can you draw pictures of the sun and the moon? Can you label your picture using your phonic knowledge? Use black paper and chalk as well as white paper and crayons

Can you complete the day and night sorting activity below?

We are now going to watch a short animation on Day and Night.

Night and Day

Still image for this video

What can you tell me about Day? What can you tell me about Night? They were very funny. Do you think they were friends? Why? Did you notice what Day could see and hear? How about Night? What about the colours Day and Night could see?


Year 1s and Reception- Design a Day and Night collage. Think about the materials and colours you are going to use. What colours can you use for Day? What colours can you use for Night? A4 paper half for Day and half for Night. Can you label your collage Day and Night?

We have watched the ‘Day and Night’ animation this week. Today we are going to think about Mr Day and consider why we like him.


Watch from 3:06- 3:46 of the animation to remind ourselves what Day and Night were up to. What could they see? What could they hear?

Mr Day could see rainbows, watch the butterflies flying and see people having fun. Mr Night could see the fire flies and watch the fireworks.


What is the difference between day time and night time? Yes, the sun comes up in the day and we can see much better. At night we are in bed asleep. We know that the sun is a source of light. Do you remember if the moon is a source of light? No, it isn’t a direct source of light The Moon is like a big mirror. Light from the sun bounces off the moon back to Earth. It makes the moon shine at night.


Mr Day has written us a letter. Can you spot any Common Exception words?




We are going to write a letter back to Mr Day. Remember your capital letters (for someone’s name and at the start of your sentence) finger spaces and full stops. What could we write back to Mr Day?

We need to tell Mr Day why he is so special. Try and include the Common Exception words that you spotted in the letter.


Year 1s- Can you write in the first person? An example of this would be ‘I love the colourful rainbows that you can see’ I have used the first person ‘I’ and I have included an adjective ‘colourful’ Use your sound knowledge to spell unfamiliar words.


Reception- Can you tell an adult what you would like to say to Mr Day. Can you use the correct pencil grip and letter formation when you copy each sentence or write over the highlighted writing? Can you spot any sounds we have learnt so far?


Don’t forget Year 1s you can email your work to me and Reception you can put videos or photos onto Tapestry. I would love to see your work.