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Miss C Allen

Friday

15/1/21

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Story time on Teams will be 10:30-11 today (Friday)

 

 

Today our learning is going to be

Literacy

phonics

Numeracy

Art

 

Let's begin with 

Today we are going to be learning all about verbs.

A verb is something that someone or something is, has or does.

Let’s recap this BBC bitesize video to find out more! You may have seen this video before but let’s refresh our memories.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zrqqtfr/articles/zpxhdxs

 

Well done, there are lots of verbs all around us, can you think of any? Try to think about all the things you have done today, how many verbs can you think of?

Can you help me find the verbs in these sentences?

I brushed my hair.

I ate my lunch.

The sun was shining.

Finally can you complete this verb challenge? Can you underline or write down the verbs in each sentence?

 

Don’t forget to take a picture of your learning and email it to your teacher.

 

Well done now for our second challenge

 

Don’t forget our success criteria for spelling words

· Say it

· Count it

· Write it

· Blend it

· Check it!

Miss Allen’s group – we are going to be focussing on the split digraphs a-e and e-e. Let’s take a look at your learning.

(rake, Kate, complete, flake, milkshake, concrete)

 

Can you apply your learning by choosing a picture and putting the word into a sentence?

For example; I had a vanilla milkshake.

 

Mrs Ibbotson’s group – you are going to be spelling words containing the digraphs or and ur.

(burnt, cork, storm, church, corn, surf)

Can you apply your learning by choosing a picture and putting the word into a sentence?

For example; The toast was burnt.

 

 

Now on to our next challenge

 

 

Today our focus is on number bonds to 20. Yesterday using the White Rose booklet you looked at finding and making number bonds to 20. Today we would like you to consolidate your learning by completing pages 16 and 17 in your CGP Maths Activity book.

 

Remember to use your knowledge of your number bonds to 10 to help you answer these questions. 20 is ten more than 10 so your number bonds will be 10 more too.

For example I know that 3+7=10, therefore I know that 13+7=20 and 3+17=20.

 

Don't forget to send a picture of the completed work in when you have finished.  

 

Now for our final challenge for today

 

In art this term we are thinking about using different techniques for sculpting materials. In school we use clay but for this activity you could use clay, play dough, plasticine or you could make your own play dough by following the link below.

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/playdough-recipe

We will be using our hands to shape the dough and add detail. Mrs Kershaw will give you some more information in this video.

 

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Just to recap here are some of the techniques that we are going to be working on.


 

Don’t forget to send a picture of your learning to your teacher when you have finished!

That’s it for today! Well done and have a lovely weekend. We will see you all next week!

Trial Session Information for Microsoft Teams

 

I have scheduled a trial meeting for 10.30am tomorrow morning (14th January). An invite to the meeting should be visible when you sign in to your Microsoft Teams account.

I will stay in the meeting until 11am. This meeting is an opportunity to just check that the links work and that we can see and hear each other on our devices ready for our live story session on Friday. It is planned as a quick drop in session. Please let me know if you have any problems. Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow.

From Miss Allen

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We are excited to inform you that we are aiming to provide live learning opportunities to run alongside the current learning that we are providing.

Please download the information below to support you with accessing Microsoft Teams.

Please contact your class teacher if you have any difficulties and we will offer some further guidance.

 

Guide for accessing Microsoft Teams

Thursday

14/1/21

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Good morning everyone!

Are you ready for today’s home learning?

Let’s have a look and see what we will be doing.

Numeracy

Literacy

Phonics

PSHE

 

Let’s get started with our

 

Again we will be using our White Rose maths pack.

We will be working on the section called “Find & make number bonds”.

 

Before you begin answering the questions you will need to watch the video below.

https://vimeo.com/490882337

 

Half way through the video you will be asked to pause and answer questions 1 and 2.

Then play the video again until it asks you to pause and answer question 3.

After play the rest of the video and then answer question 4.

 

Super work everyone.

 

Don’t forget if you want to continue your learning on number bonds; you can play Hit the Button.

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

Choose the green button for number bonds. How many can you get right?

 

Great work everyone!

 

Now our second piece of learning is...

 

So far this week you have heard the story of The Smartest Giant in Town.

 

You have ordered the pictures, verbalised sentences about each picture and had a go at writing sentence strips.

 

Today is the last day on The Smartest Giant in Town, so it is the day where we are going to write up our final piece.

 

Today I would like you to use your ideas from yesterday and turn them into one piece of writing.

 

The first thing you need to do is re-read your sentences from yesterday.

Once you have read what you have written you are now going to make sure your sentences are in the right order.

What was the first thing that happened to George the Giant?

Once you have your sentences in order from yesterday it is time to have a go at writing your recount.

Remember you are doing it from George’s point of view, you are pretending to be him. You will need to use the tricky word ‘I’.

To take your learning further I would like to see you using time connectives at the beginning of your sentences.

First

Next

Then

After that

Later that day

Finally

 

These make your writing flow better.

 

When writing up your recount I would like you to use your line guide in your jotter to make your writing neat. Remember where the letters sit on the lines, I have put a picture of the line guide below for you to check where your letters should sit correctly.

 

 

Most important of all is...

Remember to use your non-negotiables.

 

 

Read your sentences back to check that they make sense.

 

Super now we have finished our writing, let’s see what is next...

 

Today we are going to be focusing on our segmenting skills.

When we are segmenting it is important we follow the success criteria

Say it

Count it

Write it

Blend it

Check it

 

Mrs Ibbotson's phonics group are going to be segmenting words that contain the ur and or digraphs.

 

(turn, horn, thorn, hurt, turnip, fork, storm, surf, curl, corn, burn, torch)

 

Once you have completed your roll and write have a go at writing the sentence “Can you see my fork?” Get your adult to say the sentence a few times so it is in your head then have a go at writing it down.

 

 

Miss Allen’s phonics group are going to be working on segmenting words using the split digraphs a-e and e-e.

(game, swede, snake, athlete, Pete, cake)

 

Once you have completed the spellings can you apply your learning by writing a sentence for some of the pictures? Record your sentences in your jotter.

 

Well done!

 

Now for our final piece of learning

 

 

This term in PSHE we are learning all about healthy eating.

 

In this week’s lesson we are going to continue looking at healthy food.

Have a look at the pictures below and see if you can answer the questions.

 

Can you think of 3 foods you like and think of some words to describe them?

 

Have a think about the foods you like and the foods you don’t like. Can you have a go at filling in the table below?

 

 

Maybe you are feeling brave and would like to try a new food.

What foods would you like to try?

You might even like to do a taste test challenge and see which foods you like.

 

 

Now for your final challenge in PSHE, I would like you to design a healthy meal.

Think about the healthy eating plate. We use this to make sure that we create a balanced meal.

 

What meal will you design?

 

Excellent!

Now that is the end of today’s home learning.

Don’t forget to send me pictures of your home learning, I really look forward to seeing them.

Wednesday 

13/1/21

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Good morning everyone!

Are your ready for today’s home learning?

Let’s see what we are doing today.

Literacy

Numeracy

Phonics

Music

 

Let’s get started with our first piece of learning

 

Today we are going to continue our learning about The Smartest Giant in Town by Julia Donaldson.

 

If you have the book at home, read it with your grown up. If not please follow the link to the Youtube video to hear the story.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfiPrA8E3qE&safe=active

Today we are going to be writing sentences to go with the pictures. Remember the words we wanted to include in our sentences.

First

Next

Then

After that

Finally

Use the pictures to help you; can you remember which order they go in?

 

 
   

 

Today I would like you to choose a picture and write a sentence to go with it.

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After that I gave my tie to a cold giraffe.

 

Remember we always need to include our non-negotiables in our writing.

 

 

 

Don’t forget to take a picture of your learning and email it to your teacher.

 

Well done, now let’s move on to our second challenge

 

When doing phonics it is really important that we use the success criteria for blending words

Look carefully

Spot the digraphs

Say the phonemes

Blend it together

Miss Allen’s group are going to be focussing on the split digraphs a-e and e-e. We blend them in the same way as the ones we learnt about last week.

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Once you have had a go at the race game, can you apply your phonics skills by completing the roll and read below? Remember to look for those split digraphs.

 

 

Mrs Ibbotson’s group – you are going to be reading words containing the digraphs or and ur. You have a connect 4 game to play.

 

 

Once you have played connect 4, can you apply your blending skills by having a go at the roll and read sentences? Don’t forget to spot the digraphs.

 

 

Super phonics everyone!

Now for our next challenge of today

 

Today in Numeracy we are looking at the pages in your booklet called “Adding ones using number bonds”

Before you begin watch the video below which will explain what to do.

When you watch the video, it will pause half way through and ask you to complete questions 1 and 2 on your sheets.

 

Then continue the video and when it end have a go at questions 3 and 4 on your sheets.

 

https://vimeo.com/490879867

 

Then there is a second video that will help you with the rest of your questions.

Watch the video by following the link.

https://vimeo.com/490880277

Now have a go at question 5 and 6 on your sheet.

 

 

Now time for our final piece of learning today

 

In school when doing music we have been learning about the pulse or beat. We have practiced doing actions to songs while counting 1, 2, 3, 4.

 

Today for music I have found some nice games where you can explore different parts of a song.

 

If you click the link below it will take you to the website.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/games/embed/bring-the-noise?exitGameUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fbbc.co.uk%2Fteach%2Fbring-the-noise%2Feyfs-ks1-music-play-it-bring-the-noise%2Fz4sq92p

 

 

I would like you to start off with Listen and layer (the blue box).

Once you have clicked play you will be able to choose from a selection of songs. Use the arrows to navigate then once you have chosen a song press play.

 

 

This will take you to the listening area where you can see the different layers that make the songs.

You can click on a layer to take it away and listen to how it changes the song. You can take away all of the layers and add them back to see how the song sounds.

 

Once you have had a listen to the different sounds in the songs, go back to the home page by pressing the red back arrow at the top left of the page.

This will bring you back to the home screen, here I would like you to have a look at the Feel the beat (purple) section.

Choose a song to look at.

Now you can use a percussion instrument if you have one or you can use your body as percussion for example stamping your feet or tapping your knees.

Look at the heart that moves across your screen when it gets to the circle on the left of the screen can you tap your knees?

This will help you learn how to keep the beat.

 

How many different actions can you think of to keep the beat?

Well done everyone! That is Wednesday’s home learning challenges complete, give yourselves a big pat on the back.

Don’t forget to send your learning in so we can see what you have been doing.

Check back tomorrow.

 

Please do not send learning to me today as I am in class teaching all day. Please send to Mrs Kitchen or Mrs Kershaw.

Thank you

 

Tuesday

12/1/21

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The BBC have started broadcasting primary educational programmes on CBBC. Please see the schedule below.

 

 

Today our learning is going to be

Literacy

phonics

Numeracy

Geography

 

 

Today we are going to continue our learning about The Smartest Giant in Town by Julia Donaldson.

 

 

If you have the book at home, read it with your grown up. If not please follow the link to the Youtube video to hear the story.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfiPrA8E3qE&safe=active

Today we are going to be writing speech bubbles for what George the giant could be saying.

You will need to use the pictures below, can you remember which order the pictures go in?

 

 

 

Great, now let’s have a look at the first picture.

What could George be saying here?

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Remember when we are doing speech bubbles we need to use first person as it is what George is saying so we need to use the word ‘I’.


Could you expand your sentences by adding because or and like I have done in the example?

 

Now it’s your turn to have a go. Look at the pictures and think about what George might be saying in each one. Don’t forget to use ‘I’ when writing these as you are pretending to be George.

Record your ideas in your jotters.

Don’t forget to take a picture of your learning and email it to your teacher.

 

 

To

Well done now for our second challenge

 

Don’t forget our success criteria for blending words

Look carefully

Spot the digraphs

Say the phonemes

Blend it together

Miss Allen’s group – we are going to be focussing on the split digraphs a-e and e-e. We blend them in the same way as the ones we learnt about last week. If you are unsure about split digraphs please check the videos from last Wednesday. 

 

 

Mrs Ibbotson’s group – you are going to be reading words containing the digraphs or and ur.

 

Great work! Let’s have a look at our next piece of learning.

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Gre

Today is our second day focussing on counting on within 20.

Before you begin have a look at this short video that will support you in this activity.

https://vimeo.com/490879063

Now, have a go at completing the first three pages of your workbook, titled “Add by counting on”. Please see the pictures shown below.  

 
   

 

 

 

 

Now for our final piece of learning for today

 

In the classroom we have been learning about the four countries of the United Kingdom.

First you can refresh your memory by watching the BBC bitesize video and completing the activities.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zyhp34j/articles/z4v3jhv

 Today we are going to think about Northern Ireland and the capital City – Belfast. We are going to think about 4 famous landmarks or people from Belfast and research a little bit about each one.

 


 

 

 

Well done, now you have found out each interesting fact can you write a fact about each one in your jotters?

 

 

That’s it for today! Once you have completed your learning don’t forget to take a photograph of it and send it to your teacher.

Monday

11/1/21

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Hello everyone I hope you’ve all had a good weekend.

Today our learning is going to be

Literacy

phonics

Numeracy

Science

As part of our Literacy learning today we are going to be reading another one of Julia Donaldson’s stories. This one is called The Smartest Giant in Town.

 

If you have the book at home, read it with your grown up. If not please follow the link to the Youtube video to hear the story.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfiPrA8E3qE&safe=active

Once you have listened to the story, I would like you to retell the story to another person as if you are the giant. When we tell someone what we have been doing we can use time connectives, here are some examples

First

Next

Then

After that

Finally

Use the pictures to help you; can you remember which order they go in?

 

 

You don’t need to write anything down today we are focussing on verbally retelling the story.

 

To

Well done now for our second challenge – phonics!

Watch this video to find out what we are learning about this week.

 

Don’t forget our success criteria for blending words

Look carefully

Spot the digraphs

Say the phonemes

Blend it together

Miss Allen's group – we are going to be focussing on the split digraphs a-e and e-e. We blend them in the same way as the ones we learnt about last week. If you are unsure about split digraphs please check the videos from last Wednesday. 

 

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If you are unsure about split digraphs please check the videos from last Wednesday. 

 

Now have a go at applying your learning by reading words in sentences.

 

Mrs Ibbotson’s group – you are going to be reading words containing the digraphs or and ur.

 

 

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Well done! Now on to our second challenge of the day

 

 

Please watch this video to find out how Numeracy will work from this week.

 

 

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This week we are going to start using White Rose Maths for our numeracy learning. The first day is an activity day focussing on adding by counting on up to 20. You will find the video for the activity here:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/week-2-number-addition-and-subtraction-within-20/

 

Great work everyone! 

Let's see what our next lesson will be

Now for our final challenge for today – Science!

Last week we learnt all about our bodies. Today I would like you think about senses. Can you name the senses?

Touch

Sight

Smell

Hearing

Taste

Can you watch this BBC bitesize video about the senses?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z9yycdm/articles/zxy987h

 

Can you complete the activities?

 

 

     If you want to take your learning further you could investigate this question at home?

Does your sense of smell affect your sense of taste?

 

 

You can test this by tasting a variety of foods whilst pinching your nose. Now taste the foods again, do they taste any different? Can you write down what you found out in your jotter?

 

Great work everyone!

Keep working hard and sending me pictures of all of your learning.

Miss Allen

Friday

8/1/21

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Good Morning everyone!

Ae you ready for Friday’s home learning challenge?

Let’s have a look. Today we will be focusing on…

Numeracy

Literacy

Phonics

 

Let’s get started with some…

 

Today we are going to be measuring length and height using non-standard units of measure.

This is when we measure things using objects rather than a ruler or a tape measure.

For instance I could measure how long a pencil is using paper clips.

 

I would then say the pencil is 5 paper clips long.

 

It is important when using non-standard units of measure that we measure using the same size objects.

I could not use different sized toy cars to measure something.

 

When we measure length we are talking about how long something is. For this we use the vocabulary of long, longer, longest, short, shorter and shortest.

 

When we measure height we are talking about how tall something is. For this we use the vocabulary of tall, taller, tallest, short, shorter, and shortest.

 

Let’s have a go.

For your first challenge can you have a look around your house and find

4 things that are taller than you

 and

 4 things that are shorter than you.

You can either write these down in your jotters or take a picture.

Here is are some things that I found around the classroom.

 

The door is taller than I am.

 

The water tray is shorter than I am.

 

For your second challenge I would like you to have a go at measuring things around your home using non-standard units of measure.

This could be some Lego blocks that are the same size, your hands, straws, DVD cases, pieces of pasta, tins of food etc.

For example

 

The table is 17 pieces of Lego in length.

 

The chair is 10 pieces of Lego in height.

 

What can you find around your house to measure?

Can you record it on a table like this one?

 

You might need to draw two tables one for length and one for height.

Object

Length

Table

 

Book

 

Sofa

 

17 Lego bricks

 

8 Lego bricks

 

32 Lego bricks

 

Object

Height

Door

 

Bed

 

TV

24 hands

 

5 hands

 

7 hands

 

 

Great work everyone!

Now let’s have a look at our next challenge for today

 

In Literacy today we are going to be learning

Have a look at these words, what do you notice?

dog

fog

log

jog

clog

 

That’s right they rhyme.

The words above all end in the same letters, that’s what makes them rhyme. But not all rhyming words end in the same letters.

feet

seat

meet

heat

The above words have an eet or eat, they both make the same sound but are spelt differently. They still rhyme even though the spelling is different.

 

BBC Bitesize have made a short lesson explaining this, have a look

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zvrbsk7

 

Now have a go at Activity 1 and see if you can match up the rhyming words.

 

Super work!

Now see if you can make your own rhyming string by completing Activity 2.

 

If you want to you can have a go at Activity 3.

 

Super rhyming work!

 

I would now like you to have a go at completing pages 24 and 25 in your Literacy books.

Well done everyone!

Are you ready for our final challenge of today?

Let’s get ready for…

 

Today in phonics we will be practicing out segmenting skills to write the words.

When segmenting it is important to

Say it

Count it

Write it

Blend it

Check it

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Miss Allen’s group are going to be writing words using split digraphs.

(stone, slide, time, rose, kite, mule, rope, tube)

 

Can you take your learning further by choosing one or more of these pictures and write some sentences using the word in your jotters?

 

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Mrs Ibbotson’s group are going to be writing words using the digraphs /oo/ and /ar/.

Remember the /oo/ digraph can make a long sound like in pool or a short sound like in book.

(park, moon, wool, card, zoo, bark, roof, wood)

 

Great work, now can you apply your learning by writing a sentence for this picture using the /ar/ digraph.

 

 

Super work everyone!

That’s all of today’s learning completed.

Don’t forget to send Mrs Kitchen pictures of all the learning you have done at home as Mrs Kershaw is not working and Miss Allen is in class teaching.

Have a lovely weekend.

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7/1/21

Thursday

 

Good morning everyone!

Today our learning will be

Literacy

Numeracy

Phonics

 

Our first learning challenge of the day is…

 

Today we are going to be focusing on sentences. We are going to be learning about using ‘and’ to join two ideas together.

 

When we write a sentence we always use a capital letter at the start and punctuation at the end (usually a full stop).

We also often use joining words when writing sentences. Joining words are also known as conjunctions.

Watch this short video to find out more about joining words.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmqtnrd

 

BBC Bitesize have created a lovely video to explain the use of the conjunction ‘and’. Let’s take a look at this video clip to find out more information.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmqtnrd

 

 

Now I would like you to complete pages 8 & 9 of your Literacy Activity Book.

 

 

 

Well done for completing the first piece of learning for the day.

Let’s now move on to our next piece of learning which is…

 

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Can you create and make your own balancing scales using things that you have around your home?

 

Take a look at the pictures below and a video clip to give you some ideas of how balancing scales can be made.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tK8mSIEtTUw

 

You can use the balancing scales in different ways:

 

Try directly comparing 2 objects; 1 object in each part of the balance to determine which is the heaviest and lightest.

 

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or

 

Put 1 object in 1 side of the balance and use a non-standard unit of measure in the other side to see how many it takes to balance the scales.

Non-standard units could be; grapes, beads, pennies, building blocks, counters etc.

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How many cubes did the pen weigh?

Now it is your turn to choose a non-standard unit of measure and find the weight of your objects using your balancing scales. Good luck!

 

Here is an additional video to help you understand how to watch before you get started.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkayMXH5QlU&safe=active

 

 

 

** Note for the grown-ups!**

 

When choosing non-standard units of measure make sure that you choose a uniform size eg building blocks all the same size (not huge ones and tiny ones combined).

The vocabulary we are wanting to hear the children using today is as follows:

 

heavy, light, heavier than, lighter than

 

Here are some questions that you could ask your child in today’s numeracy learning:

 

Hold two objects, which is heavier/lighter? How do you know? How can we prove this?

 Are larger objects always heavier than smaller objects?

If the balance scale is down, what does that tell us?

 If the balance scale is up, what does that tell us?

If the balance is level, what does that tell us?

Which of these objects is heavier? How do you know?

 

 

Are you ready for you final challenge? Let’s get started on…

 

Mrs Ibbotson’s Group:

Today you are going to be spelling words with the digraphs /oo/ and /ar/.

Watch this video before you get started.

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(farm, food, pool, shark, book, cook)

 

Miss Allen’s Group:

Today you are going to be reading words with the split digraphs /o-e/, /u-e/ and /i-e/.

Watch this video before you get started.

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Remember to send pictures of your learning to either

Mrs Kitchen or Miss Allen for Thursday and Friday.

Please do not send any learning to Mrs Kershaw as she will now not be at school again until Monday.

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Good Morning everyone! I hope you’re all doing well. Today your grown up will be collecting your pack from school so some of today’s learning will be in your pack. You also have a sheet in your pack with lots of extra learning to choose from once you have done the learning from the website. Try and choose one activity to do per day. It looks like this…

 

Wednesday 

6/1/21

 

Good morning Class 1!

Are you ready to begin your home learning?

Let's see what our challenges will be today.

 

Today we are going to be focusing on

Literacy

Numeracy

Phonics

 

Let's begin by looking at 

 

Today we are going to be focusing on question marks and exclamation marks.

 

Question marks and exclamation marks are a type of punctuation.

 

When we are writing a question down, we need to punctuate it with a question mark not a full stop.

Here are some examples.

 

Do you like cake?

Is it raining?

Where is my pen?

 

BBC bitesize have done a video showing this.

Click the link to access it. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zmygsk7/articles/z68yy9q

 

 

 

Exclamation marks are used when a person is excited, surprised or angry about something. Here are some examples.

 

I got a new puppy!

Wow! look at that amazing robot!

That is really spooky!

 

BBC bitesize have done a video showing this.

Click the link to access it. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zmygsk7/articles/z6kff4j

 

 

Now you have learnt all about question and exclamation marks, have a go at pages 12 and 13 in your English book.

 

 

Well done that is challenge 1 completed.

 

Let's have a look at the second challenge for today

 

Today in Numeracy we are going to be looking at 

Money

 

We are just going to be looking at the value of coins.

Do you know the value of the different coins in the picture above?

 

Have a look at the BBC Bitesize website (link below) for more input on the value of the different coins.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zp7c3j6

 

Once you know the value of the coins, have a go at the Bitesize Activity 2 to see if you can order the coins from least value to most.

 

Now have a go at pages 20 and 21 in your Numeracy books.

 

 

If you want to take your learning further have a go at Activity 3 on the BBC Bitesize page.

 

That's challenge 2 of 3 done.

Excellent work everyone!

Don't forget to send me a picture of the work you have completed.

 

 

Our final challenge is 

 

Today we are going to be blending split digraph words. It is really important that you watch all three videos below before starting the learning. 

Remember to use the success criteria for reading words:

Spot the digraph/trigraph.

Blend the phonemes.

Say the word out loud.

 

Mrs Kershaw has made some video's that you will find below explaining how we teach these new split digraphs. Please watch the videos below to help.

 

Miss Allen’s group:

 

Can you apply your blending skills by reading these sentences?

 

If you would like to recap the pure sounds in phonics please watch this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqhXUW_v-1s&safe=active

 

Mrs Ibbotson's group

You will be blending words with the graphemes oo, ar and ee. 

 

 

Can you apply your blending skills by reading these sentences?

 

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05/01/21

Tuesday

 

Well good morning Class 1!

We are going to be back to doing home learning for a while, so I will be posting some learning activities for you to complete. Please remember to check the webpage daily for your learning challenges and don't forget to email them on to me after you have completed them so I can see what you have been doing. 

There will be more information coming out shortly with regards to the next few weeks, so please bear with us.

 

Let's have a look at your learning challenges for today, we are going to be focusing on

Literacy

Numeracy 

Science

 

Our first piece of learning is going to be 

 

Yesterday in Literacy we learnt some interesting facts about Julia Donaldson.

Can you remember any of them?

 

Refresh your mind by having a look at the sheet below, see which facts you can remember.

Can you remember the actions we used to help us?

 

Have a go at using the actions to tell someone at home the 5 facts we have learnt.

 

 

Once you have practiced the facts using the actions we have learnt, can you have a go at writing some of the facts in your jotters?

 

Remember to use your line guide for all of your writing and the non negotiables; capital letters at the start of your sentences and for proper nouns (names), finger spaces and full stops.

 

Don't forget to send me a picture of your learning. 

 

If you want to learn more about Julia Donaldson you can watch a video all about her and how she got all of her wonderful ideas for her books.

The Gruffalo and Me: The remarkable Julia Donaldson

To watch click the link below.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000qrxj/the-gruffalo-and-me-the-remarkable-julia-donaldson

 

Lot's of Julia Donaldson's books have been adapted into short films for you to watch, you can find these on the BBC iPlayer by searching Julia Donaldson.

 

 

Well done!

 

Now let's have a look at our next challenge 

 

Today I would like you to complete three challenges. I will add videos to explain how to complete each one. 

 

1. Choose a teen number and represent it using jottings. 

 

2. Find one more than a teen number.

 

3. Find one less than a teen number. 

 

 

 

 

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Let's have a look at our next learning challenge

 

This term we are leaning about our bodies.

 

BBC Bitesize have done a lesson around the body that you might find helpful.

Follow the link below to access it.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z9yycdm/articles/zqhbr82

 

There is a short video for you to watch.

 

Then a little game to label parts of the body. 

 

 

How many parts of your body can you name?

Do you know the names of any of the organs inside your body?

 

Have a go at drawing yourself a body outline like this one.

 

 

Now have a go at labelling all of the body parts that you know. 

They could be outside your body like nose and fingers or they could be on the inside like your heart and your brain.

 

Once you have drawn and labelled your body, don't forget to send me a picture!

14/12/20

Monday

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Welcome to our final day of home learning.

I can’t wait to see you all back in the classroom tomorrow!

Today is our final day of home learning so let’s get started.

 

Today we will be focusing on:

Literacy

Reading

Design and Technology

 

Our first challenge is…

 

Today we are going to be focusing on the use of proper nouns.

I have found a video clip for you to watch to help you understand proper nouns that little bit more.

 

 

Click on the link below to get started:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WY4hhpJVDk&safe=active

 

The activity in your Literacy Activity Book today is about using capital letters for proper nouns. I wonder if you can have a go at pages 14 and 15

 

 

Remember to send me your learning so I can see evidence of what you have done!

 

Well done! That is the first challenge completed.

Your next challenge is 

 

 

You can choose to log on to Active Learn and read a Bug Club book

 

Or you can read a comic on Phonics Play

 

If you choose a comic remember:

 

Mrs Ibbotson's group - choose a phase 2 or phase 3 comic

 

If you are in Miss Allen's group - choose a phase 4 or phase 5a comic

 

Happy reading!

 

Now for our final challenge!

 

I would like you to have a go at making a Christmas card for a loved one!

Maybe you would like to make your parents, or grandparents or another family member a Christmas card.

 

Think about what you would like to put on your Christmas card and how you could include some of the art techniques we have been practicing.

 

Here are some ideas to get you started.

 

Well that is our learning challenges completed!

I look forward to seeing you tomorrow!

Again a big THANK YOU! to everyone for all the hard work you have done and all the grown-ups! for helping I couldn't have done it with out you.

Miss Allen

11/12/20

Friday

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Note for parents: Each child should have a line guide in their work packs. It is essential that your child uses their line guide for every piece of writing they do. This is a learning objective that they are assessed on, so using a line guide now will support them to achieve this target.

 

Not long now until we are back in the classroom together.

I am so very excited to see you all!

 

Today we are going to be focusing on…

Numeracy

Phonics

Design Technology

 

Our first challenge for today is...

 

 

Today in our numeracy we are going to be learning about shape.

 

Watch this BBC Bitesize introduction to shape to help you remember the learning that we have already done.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p08cvr39/bitesize-57-year-olds-week-5-6-teacher-talks-shapes

 

Let’s go on a shape hunt!

Can you hunt around your home to find any objects that are the shapes we learnt about in the video clip?

Take photos of any of these shapes that you can find.

 

Here are picture representations of the 2D and 3D shapes to help as a reminder for your shape hunt.

 

 

Now complete pages 32 and 33 in your Maths Activity Jotter.

 

Well done. You have completed the first challenge of the day!

 

Right, the next challenge is…

 

Today we are going to continue or segmenting skills by writing the words in the thought bubbles.

 

Mrs Ibbotson's group

igh          oa

 

Miss Allen's group

oe         ie         ue

 

Remember the success criteria when segmenting.

Say it

Count it

Write it

Blend it

Check it

 

Mrs Ibbotson's group

(goat, night, fight, road, right, coat, soap, light)

 

Miss Allen's phonics group

(argue, pie, lie, barbeque, glue, hoe, fried, blue)

 

Well done!

You have now completed your second challenge of the day.

 

Let’s now look at the final challenge for today:

 

Today I would like you to design a Christmas bookmark.

Think about these questions before you start your design:

 

What shape is it going to be?

What will it be made out of?

What will you use to decorate it?

 

Here are some ideas of Christmas bookmarks to get you starting thinking:

 

 

Draw and label your design in your learning jotter.

Here is a design that I have had a go at.

 

 

Over the next few days you might want to have a go at making your Christmas bookmark.

I’m really looking forward to seeing your creations once they are finished.

 

Well that is all of todays home learning done,

I hope you enjoyed it.

Don't forget to send your learning in.

Miss Allen

10/12/20

Thursday

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Today is another day of challenges so let’s find out what we will be doing.

 

Today we will be focusing on:

Literacy

Phonics

Numeracy

 

The first learning challenge for today is…

 

Today we will be focusing on capital letters and full stops.

 

Watch this little video clip before you start this piece of work. It will help you to think about when you need to use a capital letter and a full stop in your sentence.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZTvXJvJNnA&safe=active

 

When completing sentences, remember it is important that your capital letter stands taller compared to the other letters. All capital letters must touch the dotty line on your line guide.

 

I have added this picture again to remind you.

 

In your activity books you do not have a line guide but you must still make sure that the capital letters stand taller.

 

Now complete pages 10 and 11 in your Literacy Activity Pack.

 

I can’t wait to see your learning so remember to send me some pictures.

 

Well done you have completed the first learning challenge.

The next learning challenge is…

 

Today we are moving on to our segmenting skills for writing.

We will still be looking at the same digraphs.

 

Mrs Ibbotson:    igh     oa

 

Miss Allen:     ie    oe    ee

 

Remember to use the success criteria when segmenting each word to write:

Say it

Count it

Write it

Blend it

Check it

 

Today we are going to be looking at the pictures and then segmenting them into the stars below.

 

Mrs Ibbotson’s challenge:

 

Miss Allen’s challenge:

 

Well done. That is your second challenge of the day completed.

 

Let’s get started on your final challenge for today which is…

 

 

Today we are going to be revisiting our number bonds to 10.

These are the pairs of numbers that when added together make a total of 10.

 

Some children are at the stage where they are able to recall some of the facts but may still need to work out odd ones.

I have created a video to remind the children of one of the ways they can work out any unknown number bonds to 10.

 

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Let’s start applying this strategy by playing top marks. Click on the link to get started.

 

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

Click on the green ‘number bonds' button and then click on the ‘make 10’ option.

What was your highest score?

 

Can you take your learning further by completing the missing numbers in these addition number sentences?

 

Apply your knowledge of number bonds to 10 to help you.

Record the number sentences in your jotter.

 

 

Well done. You have completed all the learning

challenges for today!

I will see you again tomorrow for your next

set of learning challenges.

 

Thank you

Miss Allen

09/12/20

Wednesday

Note to parents:

Can you please ensure you include your child's name in the emails you are sending me with home learning.

If there is not name I cannot give specific feedback.

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Hello and welcome to Wednesday's home learning!

Let's have a look what we will be doing today.

 

Our main focus is going to be 

Numeracy

Phonics 

Christmas activity

 

Let's get started with 

 

Today in Numeracy we are going to be looking at

subtraction using jottings and number lines.

 

I have included a video to model using jottings for subtraction for you to watch.

 

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If you can subtract a single digit number from a single digit number, then let's try and take your learning further.

 

Watch this next video to help you.

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Have a go at using jottings to complete the following number sentences in your home learning jotter.

 

17 – 3 =

19 – 5 =

17 – 7 =

14 - 2=

16 – 5 =

 

Now complete pages 14 & 15 in your Numeracy Activity Book.

 

 

Excellent!

Now let's move on and have a look at our second challenge.

 

Today is our last day of blending before we move on to our segmenting skills.

Remember to use the success criteria for reading words:

Spot the digraph or trigraph.

Blend the phonemes.

Say the word out loud.

 

Mrs Ibbotson's phonics group

 

Can you apply your blending skills by reading these two pages?

 

Miss Allen's phonics group

Can you apply your blending skills by reading these sentences and choosing the correct picture that matches?

 

Well done!

You have completed the second learning challenge for today.

We are now on to our final challenge which Christmas activities!

 

Roll a Reindeer!

 

To play you will need paper and pencil and a dice.

 

Roll a die to start building the Reindeer.

Follow the chart to know which piece to draw.

The first person to draw the complete Reindeer wins!

 

If you are feely crafty you might like to make a snowflake to decorate your house. 

Here are some ideas.

 

      

 

      

 

Well done for all your learning today.

Big thank you to you all for working so hard (grown-ups too).

Keep sending me your learning.

Miss Allen

08/12/20

Tuesday

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Hello again everyone

Are you ready for today's home learning challenges?

 

Our main focuses are going to be

Literacy

Phonics

Reading

Spelling

 

Let's jump in and have a look at our first challenge

 

Today we are going to be completing some sentence work.

We will be looking at how to build sentences so that they make sense and so that they are correctly punctuated.

 

There are some great resources on BBC bitesize to support this learning. The video and the short activities will help you get ready for the challenge in your Literacy Activity Book.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z88t97h/articles/zsv64qt

 

Now have a go at completing pages 6 and 7 in your Literacy Activity Book.

 

When doing the extra challenge, write the sentences in your jotter, then take a picture and send it in for me to see. 

 

That is our first activity done, our next challenge is 

 

We are going to be continuing our work on our blending skills today.

 

Mrs Ibbotson’s group:

igh     oa

 

Miss Allen’s group:

Your new digraph is

oe

and revisiting ie and ue.

 

Today for your blending practice we are going to play Connect 4.

 

When blending words remember it is important to

Spot the digraph

Blend the phonemes

Say the word out loud.

 

Mrs Ibbotson's blending game 

 

Miss Allen's blending game

 

Excellent work everyone!

 

Now onto our next challenge

 

I know lot's of you have been on Active Learn and have been doing lot's of reading already. I thought it would be nice to read some comics too.

Below is the link to Phonics Play 

https://phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/comics.html

 

 

When you click on the link you will see the following options.

Click on the comics icon here:

 

You will then see lots of comics linked to phases.

 

If you are in Mrs Ibbotson’s phonics group then please choose from the Phase 2 and Phase 3 selection.

 

If you are in Miss Allen's phonics group then please choose from the Phase 4 and Phase 5a selection.

 

Happy reading!

 

Our final challenge is 

 

Here are the lists for spellings, can you please practice these at home with your grown-up?

If you can spell these words have a go at putting them in a sentence.

 

If you are in Mrs Ibbotson's phonics group, practice spelling the words below.

 

If you are in Miss Allen's phonics groups, make sure you can spell all the words above first then move onto these spellings.

 

Great work everyone!

Remember to keep sending in all of your amazing work.

Thank you for all of your hard work, parents too, I couldn't do it without you!

Miss Allen

07/12/20

Monday

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Hello Everyone!

Welcome to a new week of home learning.

Are your ready to have a look at today's learning challenges?

 

Today’s main challenges will be:

Numeracy

Phonics

Art

 

Let’s get started with our first challenge of the day which is…

 

Today we are focusing on addition skills.

In our classroom learning we have focused on the following strategies for addition:

 

Part part whole model

For this strategy children will need the part part who model and some small objects.

The part part whole model can be drawn using 3 large circles on a piece of paper.

 

7 + 5

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Look at the number sentence and put each number into a part (the green circles on the model below.)

 

Then push both parts together into the whole (the red circle on my model).

 

Then count the whole amount to find the total of the 2 parts.

 

 

Number line strategy

Circle the first number in the number sentence on your number line. Look at the second number and do that amount of jumps along the number line being careful to jump on each number as they go. The number you land on is the total.

 

3 +11 =

 

The children know that addition can be done in any order and that it is a faster strategy to circle the largest number first and jump on the smaller amount.

 

 

Use of jottings

Jottings are the picture representations that they have drawn to represent their working out. We normally use simple jottings like circles or dots.

 

When representing a teen number we would use a line to represent the 10 and dots to represent how many more. Remember when counting the jottings to count on from 10 as that stick is worth 10.

 

Please let me know if you want any further

guidance on any of these strategies.

 

The children are familiar with them all and they are able to choose and use a strategy when adding two numbers together.

 

Now you are ready to complete pages 12 & 13 in your Maths Activity Book.

 

Here are some more addition number sentences for you to have a go at completing.

Choose and use a strategy to complete these addition number sentences.

Can you write the completed number sentences in your jotters?

 

12 + 4 =

3 + 7 =

15 + 3 =

17 + 1 =

4 + 13 =

16 + 2 =

 

Well done! That is our first piece of learning completed.

I can’t wait to see some of your learning!

Our next piece of learning is

 

This week we are going to be learning new graphemes and the phonemes that they make.

 

Mrs Ibbotson’s group:

igh     oa

 

Miss Allen's group:

Your new digraph is

oe

We are going to be revisiting ie and ue too this week.

 

 

Mrs Ibbotson's blending challenge

 

Miss Allen's blending challenge

 

 

Well done. That is the second challenge of the day completed.

 

Our final challenge for today is for us is...

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Here are some examples of the art techniques that the children have learnt and some video clips to give you more understanding of the techniques:

 

Hatching

 

Crosshatching

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emw7CI5F2PQ

 

Stippling

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMYI1wT0mB8

 

Scribbling

 

https://art-tutorialsonline.com/pen-and-ink-basics-scribbles/

 

Now it's your turn to have a go.

First grab something small that you can draw around (like an egg cup) then draw yourself some circles on some paper or in your jotters. Then you can have a go at experimenting using these techniques.

Here is mine!

 

Can you spot the technique that these artists have used in their artwork?

 

Can you research any other pieces of art that have used these techniques?

 

Perhaps you could have a go at some artwork using the techniques.

I can’t wait to see some of your creative work!

 

 

Well that is all of our home learning for today,

hope you enjoyed it.

 Don't forget to send me your learning,

I really enjoy looking at it!

 

See you tomorrow

Miss Allen

 

Friday

04/12/20

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Hello Class 1.

Are you ready for day 3 of online learning?

 

Todays main focus is going to be

Literacy

Phonics

Design Technology

 

Let's have a look at out first piece of learning for

 

Today we are going to be learning about verbs.

 

BBC bitesize have produced a lovely lesson to explain verbs and how they are used in  a sentence.

 

 

Click on the link below to watch the video clip and have a go at some activities.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zrqqtfr/articles/zpxhdxs

 

Now see if you can complete pages 4&5 in your Literacy Activity Book.

 

 

Remember to send me a picture of your learning.

 

 

Well done!

You have completed your first learning challenge for today.

 

Your next challenge is...

 

Today we are going to be looking at segmenting some words. We are still working on the same digraphs. This is where we use our segmenting skills.

 

To spell words correctly we need to:

Say it

Count it

Write it

Blend it

Check it

 

Watch this video to give you more information.

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Mrs Ibbotson's segmenting challenge

(feet, rain, sheep, chain, cheek, paint)

 

 

Miss Allen's segmenting challenge

(bluebell, glue, tie, magpie, fries, clue)

 

Record your phonic spellings in your jotter.

 

Fantastic! That is second piece of learning completed.

 

Now onto our final challenge for today…

 

Over the next few days I would like you to design a Christmas decoration.

Think about these questions before you start your design..

 

What shape is it going to be?

What will it be made out of?

How you will join the pieces together?

What will you use to decorate it?

 

Here are some ideas of decorations to get you started with some ideas.

 

 

Draw and label your design in your learning jotter.

Here is a design that I have had a go at.

 

 

I can’t wait to see your designs!

 

Over the weekend you might want to have a go at making your Christmas decoration.

I’m really looking forward to seeing your creations once they are finished.

 

I will be back tomorrow with our final challenges for this week.

Please keep sending me your learning, I love looking at it and remember to keep working hard.

03/12/20

Wednesday

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Hello Class 1!

Are you ready for day 2 of home learning?

 

Let's have a look and see what we are going to be learning today.

Our main focus is going to be on...

Numeracy

Phonics

PSHCE

 

Let's start with our first learning  challenge which is...

 

Today we are going to be focusing on showing accuracy when counting objects to 20.

 

For this learning you will need any small objects that you can count. This can be anything such as Lego, small cars, pennies, raisins etc. So before we start; go and hunt around the house for something that you can use.

 

I will be using 1p coins for demonstration purposes, if you decide to use coins it would be best if the coins were all 1p coins too as other wise this may confuse the children. 

 

We are going to look at 2 different counting games you can play. 

Remember we are only counting to 20.

 

Game 1 – Ask your grown up to choose a number to 20 and count out that exact amount.

 

Game 2 – Your grown up gives you a set amount of objects and you count how many there are and point to the correct number.

 

I have attached 2 videos to support your child with their counting challenges.

 

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If you have achieved the first challenge, watch this video and then move onto the second challenge.

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I have represented some numbers with 1p coins. Can you work out which numbers I am representing? Remember to start counting from 10 as the stack of coins represents 10.

 

Once you have completed your practical challenge, you can move on to completing pages 4 & 5 in you Maths Activity Book.

 

 

Well done that is our first piece of learning completed.

Remember I love seeing what you are getting up to so please upload any photos of you counting or take a photo of your learning for me to see.

 

Our next learning challenge is...

 

We are carrying on with the same digraphs as yesterday.

 

Mrs Ibbotson’s phonics challenge group are blending words with:

 

ai           ee

 

Miss Allen’s group are blending words with:

 

ie       ue

 

Today’s learning in school would have been a race game.

How many of the words on the game can you blend?

Remember:

Spot the digraph

Blend the phonemes

Say the word out loud!

 

Maybe you could have a game with someone in your house and see who get's to the end first?

 

Mrs Ibbotson’s blending challenge:

 

Miss Allen's blending challenge:

 

Excellent, you have completed your second learning challenge for today!

 

Your next challenge is...

(Personal Social Health and Citizenship Education)

 

Herringthorpe Infant School is completing a range of creative challenges leading up to Christmas. Throughout the week I will add some of the challenges that school will be participating in so that you can still take part!

 

Let’s take a look at one of the challenges.

This challenge is called..

‘Hearts for Homes’

 

 

Here is a little information about the challenge:

Here is the sheet, if you have access to a printer you could print it off and have a go if, not draw yourself a heart on some paper and then draw your picture or write your message. 

 

I have put the documents below for you to download, you will find more information on how to take part in the 'Hearts for Homes' Challenge.

 

Well done Class 1!

That is all of our learning completed for today!

Remember if you have completed all of these and would like to do more you could always....

 - Read a story on ActiveLearn

 - Practice your handwriting in your jotter

 - Choose an activity from the activity grid to complete.

 

Looking forwards to seeing all of your wonderful learning.

Miss Allen

02/12/20

Wednesday 

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Welcome to our first day of home learning!

 

I will be uploading daily learning challenges so please make sure you visit the webpage every morning.

 

There are daily reading opportunities from Acitvelearn and practicing handwriting and spellings would be really helpful! You can find all the spellings for Y1 in the front of your reading diary.

 

Today’s main challenges will be:

Literacy

Phonics

History

 

Let's begin with our first challenge.

 

In our literacy we have been learning about nouns.

Read these slides to recap our learning what nouns are.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well done! That is our first piece of learning completed.

I can’t wait to see some of your literacy learning!

 

The next learning challenge is

 

Please be careful when doing phonics to use pure sounds. This helps children to blend words properly. I have put a link below to help you use pure sounds when supporting phonics learning. 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCI2mu7URBc&safe=active

 

For phonics the children are in different phonics groups so below are two different learning challenges.

Please ask your child which teacher they go to for phonics.

 

On Monday we are introduced new digraphs.

This is where 2 letters make 1 phoneme (sound)

 

Mrs Ibbotson's group will be learning:

 

ai        ee

 

 

Miss Allen's group will be learning:

 

ue      ie

 

 

When blending, we always read both real and pseudo words.

The words underlined in red are pseudo words which are known as nonsense words.

 

Mrs Ibbotson's groups phonics challenge.

 

Miss Allen's groups phonics challenge.

 

Well done that is our second piece of learning completed.

 

Our final challenge for today is…

 

In History we have been learning all about Grace Darling.

 

Yesterday we learnt some key facts about the life of Grace Darling and practiced verbalising the facts by having a fact disco.

 

The facts we learnt were then sent home on Monday.

 

I would like you to have a quick look at the facts, then put the sheet away and have a go at writing 4 facts that you can remember about Grace Darling.

Remember to use your line guide in your jotter and form your letters correctly.

 

All sentences need:

A capital letter for the start of a sentence or for a specific name.

A full stop at the end of a sentence.

Clear spaces between each word.

Neat handwriting.

 

Here is a a picture showing you how your letters should look on your line guide.

 

I can’t wait to read your facts so please send me your learning to read.

 

Happy learning everyone.

I will see you again tomorrow.

Miss Allen

01/12/20

 

Message to the grown ups!

 

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Message to Class 1!

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Week 6

 

 

This week in Numeracy we have been looking at number bonds.

We learnt that number bonds are when you work out all the different ways of making a certain number using addition.

 

We began working with number bonds to 5. we worked out all the different ways we could make 5 and practiced writing them as number sentences.

 

 

The next day we introduced a 6 frame and used counters to help us work out the number bonds. We worked systematically, that means we began with turning one counter, then two counters etc until we had turned all the counters.

We wrote the corresponding number sentences down on our whiteboards.

After we wrote them we spotted the pattern, that the numbers go in numerical order when we wrote the number sentences below each other.

1 + 5 = 6

2 + 4 = 6

3 + 3 = 6

4 + 2 = 6

5 + 1 = 6

6 + 0 = 6

 

After we worked independently to work out the number bonds to 7.

Here is some of our work!

     

 

We continued this learning all week, we practiced all of our number bonds up to 10.

We also practiced using our fingers to work out number bonds to 10.

for example, if I wanted to work out 2 + ___ = 10, I would put down 2 fingers and count how many are left.

 

You can practice your number bonds at home by watching this video with Jack Hartmann!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ch7KzI3n2Zk

 

or by playing the 10 frame game here.

https://www.nctm.org/Classroom-Resources/Illuminations/Interactives/Ten-Frame/

 

 

In RE this term we are learning about Christianity. 

 

This week we have been learning about weddings.

We discussed why people get married and the promises they make to each other.

We spoke about how a wedding day is a special day.

 

We compared these to weddings from different religions by looking at a Muslim wedding.

We were lucky enough to have a look at some of the photographs from some of the teachers wedding days.

 

Check back next week to see what we have been learning!

Week 5

 

 

This week in PSHE we have been looking at the book Have you filled a bucket today.

 

 

This book talks about how when we are kind and helpful we can help fill peoples buckets, as well as our own. This makes us feel happy.

However, when we say and do unkind things we dip into ours and other people buckets and this can make us and others feel bad.

 

We spoke about how we can make good choices in our actions to fill our buckets and not dip into them. After we had a look at some pictures and then had a go at sorting them into bucket fillers and bucket dippers.

 

     

 

     

 

In Computing we have been learning how to stay safe when using the internet.

We have looked at some search engines made just for children. Here are some of the websites we have had a look at.

 

                      

      https://youtube.com/intl/ALL_uk/kids/               https://swiggle.org.uk/

 

          

https://www.kiddle.co/

 

https://photographicdictionary.com/

 

All of these website are designed just for children to use.

 

We watched a video about keeping safe online with Jessie and Friends. You can watch the video here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yt0us2O3_Jk

 

Week 4

 

This week we have been looking at map work in Geography.

We began looking at our local area using google maps.

 

We first found our school and Herringthorpe playing fields.

Next we explored the map to see what else we could see. We found the map symbols to the post office and the bus stops. 

 

After we had explored the satellite pictures we changed the Google maps view to map and compared the map and the satellite picture. We had a look to see if we could find the same things on both maps.

 

Then we looked at the route we were going to take for our walk around the local area.

On the way we looked at different jobs in the local area and spoke about the people who work there.

Here are some pictures from our walk.

 

     

We spoke about how bus drivers would use the bus stop to collect and drop people off as they drove the bus.

 

We saw a house for sale and spoke about how it is someone's job to sell houses.

 

We met a window cleaner who told us about his job.

 

When we reached the shops we spoke about all of the people who worked there including shopkeepers, hairdressers and people who cook, prepare and deliver food.

 

 

On the way back we spoke about different types of houses we saw including flats, bungalows, detached and semi-detached houses.

 

 

We had a lovely time on our walk.

 

 

Hello everyone!

We have had a great week, come and seed our learning!

 

In Literacy we read the story My Granny is a Pirate.

 

We then thought about how we would describe Granny and wrote our key words.

The next day we turned our key words into simple sentences.

Here is some of our work.

 

   

 

   

 

 

We have also been enjoying our enhanced learning.

We have been looking at the paintings of Trudy Kepke an trying to recreate our own version of her work.

 

We have also being using felt to make a pirate picture. We had to look carefully at the shapes and colours in the pictures and then cut out pur  felt shapes and then glued these on hessian to make our pictures.

 

We have been reading stories about pirates and designing our own pirate outfit on the computer.

 

Check back next week and see what we have been doing!

 

Quick note for parents; PE days are Tuesday and Thursday. We do not need PE kits in school, children may dress in more suitable PE clothes on these days, earrings are to be removed. Thank you.

 

We have had a fantastic first week back at school!

I am so impressed with how you have all settled into Class 1 and I am proud of all the hard work you have done this week. Myself and Mrs Ibbotson are really looking forward to spending this year with you and getting to know you better. I hope you have been as excited as we have and have told your grown ups about all the fun we have had.

 

This week I will be sending your 'Home/School Diary' home with you. This is to stay at home for now and can be used to record any reading opportunities shared at home. 

 

At the moment we will not be asking for anything to be sent into school. All children have been provided with everything they need (water bottles, etc). We will be doing PE twice a week but we don't need the children to wear PE kits at this time, they will take off shoes and socks. Children can come to school, on PE days, wearing clothes suitable for exercising in for example t-shirts and tracksuit bottoms. Can you please ensure earrings are removed on PE days, thank you.

Our PE days will be Tuesday and Thursday.

 

Let's have a look at some of our learning this week!

In Literacy we designed and created our own pirates.

We then used the pirate characters we had made to help us generate ideas for our writing.

We rehearsed what we wanted to say before we did any writing.

Our focus this week was to include finger spaces in our writing.

Take a look at some of the amazing writing we have produced!

 

 

 

 

 

In Numeracy we have been practicing representing numbers up to 10 using different items.

 

 

 

 

We also found a message in a bottle outside our classroom!

The message had a treasure map in it. We had a good look at them map and followed it to find the treasure at the end! We were so excited to go on a real treasure hunt and had a fantastic time!

 

I hope you have enjoyed hearing about what we have been doing this week.

I will keep updating this page, including any information that you need.

Miss Allen

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Hello Class 1!

It's Miss Allen here, I have a very

important message for you.

Watch the video below to find out more.

 

Ahoy Me Hearties

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Our first topic is going to be 

 

So on the first day back in September we are

inviting you to dress up as a pirate!

We will be doing lots of fun activities such as treasure hunts

and learning to talk like a pirate.

So get your best pirate outfit ready, can't wait to see my new ship mates in September!

 

Here are some ideas of what you could wear.

 

 

Please don't feel that you need to buy an outfit especially for this day, I've attached a picture to give ideas of how you can make an outfit using old clothes from home (there are lots more ideas online). The children can come simply in a hat, eye patch or a complete outfit, it's entirely up to them!

 

 

Until then have a wonderful Summer!

I will see you in September.

Miss Allen and Mrs Ibbotson.

 

Hello and welcome to your new class page!

I can't wait to meet you all in September,

I hope you are all as excited as I am!

 

 

I would like to introduce myself and our class

teaching assistant, we have both made a short

video to say hello.

 

Hello from Miss Allen

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Hello from Mrs Ibbotson

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Are you ready for your first Year 1 learning challenge?

 

I want to get to  know you!

 

For today's learning I want you to take a piece

of A4 paper and fold it into 4.

then in each box draw something that helps us to

learn something about you.

 

Can you take your learning further by writing a

simple sentence or a caption underneath each picture?

 

You might want to think about drawing some of

the following things:

Your family

Your friends

Things you enjoy doing

Things that you like about school

Things that you are good at

Your pets

 

Maybe you have something different that

you would like to share with us!

 

Here are four things about me.

I enjoy reading books

I love baking

I have a dog called Pixie

and a tortoise called Englebert.

 

We can't wait until September to meet you

properly and find out all about you!

 

Check back again on Wednesday for another learning challenge.

Miss Allen and Mrs Ibbotson

10/07/20

 

Hello Class 1!

Hope you are all happy and healthy.

I have posted a video for you to watch

and today is the last challenge I

will be setting for you.

 

 

Goodbye Class 1

Still image for this video

We are coming to the end of your Year 1 learning

journey and it is now time

to start new adventures as Year 2. 

 

Your final challenge is all about sharing your memories!

 

 

 

It has been a strange year in school, but I have still created some lovely memories of being in Class 1.

 

What are your favourite memories from being in Class 1?

One of my favourite memories is when the star dome came to school and we learnt all about space and saw the planets and stars.

 

Take a piece of paper and fold it into 4.

Can you think of 4 different memories of being in Class 1?

Write a sentence in each of the squares to explain your memory and then draw a picture underneath.

 

Remember to keep your piece of paper somewhere safe as memories are special!

 

Now let's think about your

learning on...

 

 

Your learning for the last week of term will be set

by your new teacher Mrs Cliff.

Please click on her class page which is Class 6 to

see the challenges that she has set for you.

 

Enjoy your new learning adventures

and keep up the fantastic learning.

I will miss you lots!

Miss Allen and Snowball.

08/07/20

 

Hello Class 1.

I hope you are all happy and healthy.

Are you ready for today's

learning challenge?

 

Today we are going to be focusing on 

 

We are going to be learning to identify and write 

different types of sentences.

We will be learning about 4 types of sentences:

 

 

 

BBC Bitesize have a good lesson on the 4 different

types of sentences.

Click the link below

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zvp6dp3

 

 

First you need to watch the video that explains sentences.

 

Now read the information below the video to find out how to punctuate different types of sentences.

 

Now, have a go at writing a sentence for each type.

Can you write a statement, a command, a question, and an exclamation?

 

Now have a go at Activity 3 and see if you can find the 4 different types of sentences in the text.

 

Well done everyone!

 

Let's revisit the website for this week..

Click the link below

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/Key-Stage-1.html

 

There are lot's of fun games to access on this website.

Why not take a look?

I quite enjoyed playing Acorn Hunt:

 

 

Here is the link for a selection of games to try.

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/fun-games-one.html

 

Happy learning everyone!

I will be back on Friday with

your next challenge.

Stay safe.

Miss Allen and Snowball

 

06/07/20

 

Hello Class 1!

I hope you have had a

lovely weekend.

Are you ready for today's

learning challenge?

 

Today we are going to be focusing on 

 

Today's lesson is going to be looking at

recognising different coins.

 

Click the link to get to the BBC Bitesize page.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhwy6g8

 

If your parent's have any coins you can look at for

this activity that would be great, if not

don't worry it's all shown on the webpage.

 

Start of by looking at the value of the different coins.

 

Then have a look at the different shapes of the coins,

some are round others are are not.

 

Have a look at the two examples.

What other addition sums can you do using coins?

5p + 2p = 7p

 

Now have a look at the activities!

If you have some coins at home, you could play the

exchange game with an adult.

5p is the same as 1p, 1p, 1p, 1p, 1p 

 

 can be exchanged for 

 

Now try Activity 2.

Can you put the coins in order from smallest

value to largest value?

 

Activity 3 is about labeling the correct value of coins.

 

Well done everyone!

 

Let's have a look at our website of the week!

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/

 

There are lots of entertaining and educational games

on here to try.

Make sure you click the Key Stage 1 tab to choose

your activities.

 

Today I would like you to have a look at the Money Box game.

You can put coins in the box to find the total, or take your learning a step further by deciding the total value of the coins you would like to put in the money box, eg 25p and then try to find the coins that make that value. Don't forget to press the check button to see if you are right.

Click the link to find the activity.

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks1numeracy.html

 

Happy learning!

I will be back on Wednesday with

your next challenge.

Miss Allen and Snowball

 

 

03/07/20

 

Hello Class 1!

Hope you all all happy and healthy.

Are you ready for today's home

learning challenge?

 

Today we are going be looking at the seasons.

 

 

BBC Bitesize have made a great lesson about this.

Click the link below to access this lesson.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6jxdp3

 

First watch the journey through the seasons video.

 

Now read the information that tells you about the seasons in the UK (that's where we live).

 

Great, now have a go at completing Activities 1, 2 and 3.

 

Well done!

Let's have one last look at our website of the week.

https://www.chesterzoo.org/

 

There are some fun craft activities that you could have a go at.

My favorite is the butterfly.

https://www.chesterzoo.org/play/every-day/create-beautiful-butterfly/

 

Have fun learning!

I will be back on Monday with more challenges!

Miss Allen and Snowball

 

01/07/20

 

Hello Class 1!

Hope you are all happy and healthy.

Are you ready for today's home

learning challenge?

 

Today we are going to be looking at 

 

Today we are going to focus on using describing words.

Describing words are also known as adjectives.

 

BBC Bitesize has made a great lesson on using describing words.

Click the link below to access the webpage.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zd372sg

 

First, watch the video to find out all about adjectives.

 

Now it's time to practise what we have learnt

by completing Activity 1.

You will need a pen or pencil and some paper to

write your ideas down.

 

Great work, now I would like you to have a look at describing the monsters from Monsters Inc. 

 

I'm going to use Mike as my example.

 

First I am going to think of some words to describe him

small,

round,

green,

one eye.

 

Now, I'm going to have a go at turning them into sentences.

Mike is a small, green monster. He is round like a ball. I can see Mike only has one, big eye.

 

Great, now can you do the same to

describe Sulley?

 

Write a list of describing words first, then have a go at turning them into sentences.

How many describing words can you think of?

 

 

Let's have a look at our website of the week

Click the link below

https://www.chesterzoo.org/

 

If you go onto the play section there are lots of fun games to have a go at. 

https://www.chesterzoo.org/play/

 

 

I enjoyed the quiz to see what animal I am.

I'm an orangutan, what animal did you get?

 

Happy learning everyone!

I'll be back on Friday with your

next challenge.

Stay safe,

Miss Allen and Snowball

29/06/20

 

Hello Class 1!

Are you ready to start this

weeks home learning?

 

Today we are going to be focusing on 

 

We are going to be learning to order numbers up to 100.

The lesson from BBC Bitesize can be found

by clicking the link below.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z7m8bqt

 

Start off by watching the ordering numbers video.

 

Great! Now it's time to practise ordering numbers to 100

by completing activities 1 and 2.

Don't forget to check your answers on the answer sheet.

 

Well done Class 1!

 

This weeks website of the week is 

Click the link to access

https://www.chesterzoo.org/

 

Chester Zoo have been providing online footage of their animals over the lock down.

Here is what they said:

 

They have been doing lot's of virtual tours of all the animals

that are full of fun.

 

You can even go back and have a look at the past tours.

 

Click on the link below to check out some of the amazing footage of the animals.

This link takes you to day 1. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p53Glw5Nzro&list=PLezrh9gR8RL3kkND8Pz2zOHHZPRk-a2VC

 

Happy learning everyone!

I will be back on Wednesday with

more home learning.

Miss Allen and Snowball

26/06/20

 

Hello Class 1

Hope you are all well and have been

enjoying the lovely sunshine!

Are you ready for today's

home learning challenge?

 

Today we are going to be doing some

 

On BBC Bitesize we are going to be learning all about

 

Click the link below to access the page.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zpttwnb

 

First I would like you to watch the Seymore Sound

video to find out how sound is made.

 

Great now have a go at Activity 1 and see if you

can match the string to the noise it will make.

 

Now let's go for a walk and see what sounds we can

hear with this video.

Maybe next time you go for a walk you could listen and see what sounds you hear, you could even make a list of all the sounds.

 

What sounds can you hear around your house or in your garden?

 

Great work everyone!

 

Now we have learnt all about how sound is made, I would

like you to have a go at making a junk model instrument.

Here are some ideas of things you could make.

 

This website has lots of great ideas and will talk you through how to make your own musical instrument!

https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/musical-instruments

 

Happy learning Class 1

Have a lovely weekend and stay safe!

I will be back on Monday with your next challenge.

Miss Allen and Snowball

 

24/06/20

 

Hello again Class 1!

Hope you are all happy and healthy.

Are you ready for today's home

learning challenge?

 

Today we are going to be doing

 

Today's focus is going to be on verbs.

Click on the link below to access this.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z3y9vwx

 

A verb is a doing word, can you remember when we played charades and acted out things like jumping and sleeping? Those are verbs!

 

 

First, watch the video to find out all about verbs.

 

Great! Now let's have a look at Activity 1 and see how

many verbs you can spot in the sentences.

Well done everyone!

 

Let's move onto Activity 2. 

Write five sentences that explain what you've done so far today.

 

Here are some things I have done today...

I brushed my teeth.

I drank a cup of tea.

I walked to school.

 

Can you write 5 sentences using verbs?

Maybe you can highlight or underline the verbs

in your sentences.

 

Well done!

Next is Activity 3, watch the video and see

how many verbs you can find.

 

 

Make a list of all of the verbs that come up in the video.

Now, choose three of those verbs and see if you can

write them in your own sentences.

Don't forget to use capital letters,

finger spaces and full stops.

 

Don't forget to have a look at out website of the week!

Click the link below

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

 

This website is full of fun games, make sure you search for Year 1 games and activities by using the search bar that looks like this.

 

My favorite games to play are 

To practice your numeracy skills

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/caterpillar-ordering

 

Or look, cover, write, check where you can

practice all your tricky spellings.

How many can you get right?

http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/lcwc/index.html

Remember to click on Year 1 and then choose Tricky words.

 

Happy learning everyone!

Stay safe.

Miss Allen and Snowball

22/06/20

 

Hello Class 1!

Welcome back, hope you have

had a lovely weekend.

Are you ready for today's

learning challenge?

 

Today we are going to be looking at

 

We are going to practise counting to 100.

BBC Bitesize has created a great lesson around this.

Click the link below to find the page.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z2xfxbk

 

Use this number square to help you when counting.

 

We are going to use the number square to practise counting on and then back in ones from different starting points on the grid. 

Counting on  from 26....        27, 28, 29...

Counting back  from 45....    44, 43, 42...

 

Well done! Now have a go at these questions.

Maybe you can get an adult to help you by making up some more

questions like the examples below.

 

Can you use the 100 square to count from 27 to 35?

Can you count from 62 to 76?

 

You can use the 100 square to count back, as well as count up.

Can you count back from 44 to 38?

Now look at how the numbers are arranged.

Which number is between 34 and 36?

Which number is between 55 and 75?

 

 

Have a go at answering questions 1 and 2 on the

BBC Bitesize page.

 

Great work everyone!

Now watch the video from White Rose.

 

Fantastic! Now it's time to show what you have learnt

by having a go at activities 1, 2 and 3.

 

Now for our website of the week!

This week we are going to be using is

Just click the link below to get to this web page.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

 

This website is full of fun and educational games.

When you get to the web page there will be a search bar

to find and activity. Make sure you click on Key Stage 1

and then choose your subject.

 

I found the above game which can further help you

with your learning challenge from today.

 

Click on the below link to take you straight to the

game on the webpage.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/helicopter-rescue

 

Have fun and explore, see what other activities you can find that you might enjoy!

Happy learning and stay safe.

I will be back on Wednesday with

more learning challenges.

Miss Allen and Snowball

19/06/20

 

Hello Class 1!

Hope you are all happy and healthy.

I hope the weather gets better soon!

 

Today's learning is

 

We are going to be looking at our

bodies and our senses.

 

BBC Bitesize have made a

fabulous lesson on this.

Click the link below to access it.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zjpqqp3/year-1-and-p2-lessons

 

To begin watch the video about the different

parts of our bodies.

 

Now have a go at this little quiz and see if you can

label the parts of the body correctly.

Did you get them all right?

Can you name any other parts or our bodies?

 

Now let's move on to looking at our senses.

Do you know the 5 senses we all have?

Let's have a look at the video to find out more.

 

After watch the five videos that tell you about each sense.

 

Wow now you have learnt all about your five senses have

a go at the quiz to see what you have learnt.

 

 

Great learning everyone!

Now you have nearly completed all of your learning,

let's watch the final video to recap all we have learnt

today before practising what we have learnt.

 

Fantastic!

Now it is time to apply your learning by having a

look at activities 1 and 2.

Remember you do not have to print the activities you

could just draw a picture of the human body

(like the one below) and have a go at labeling that.

 

 

Don't forget to visit our website of the week!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies

 

There are lots of great things to explore and watch.

Why not take a trip around the world and learn all about how other children live in different countries?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/where-in-the-world

 

Happy learning everyone!

I will be back on Monday with your next

set of home learning challenges.

Have a lovely weekend, hopefully this rain

will go away and we can enjoy the sun!

Miss Allen and Snowball

17/06/20

 

Hello Class 1!

Hope you are happy and healthy.

Are you ready for today's home

learning challenge?

 

Today we are going to be looking at 

 

Today learning is all about using capital letters for proper nouns and at the start of a sentence.

BBC Bitesize have created a great lesson about this.

Click the link below to access the web page.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zn7296f

 

The first part of this lesson looks at days of the week.

Can you remember the days of the week?

Watch this video first.

Days of the weeks are proper nouns as they give the day a name, therefore they need a capital letter.

 

 

The next video will recap and explain all about common nouns and proper nouns.

 

Great now you have recapped our learning on common and proper nouns see if you can apply your learning by completing activities 1, 2 and 3.

 

Well done everyone!

 

Have you visited our website

of the week yet?

This week we are visiting the

Cbeebies website.

Click the link below to access this page.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies

 

I would recommend watching Andy's Adventures where you can go on adventures with Andy and then take part in activities and quiz's.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/andys-safari-adventures

 

Or maybe you fancy a challenge with the number blocks.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/puzzles/numberblocks-adding-up-quiz

 

Happy learning Class 1!

Stay safe. 

Miss Allen and Snowball.

15/06/20

 

Hello Class 1!

I hope you have had a lovely weekend.

Are you ready to have a look at this

weeks home learning?

 

Today we are going to be looking at 

 

Today's lesson is all about counting in 5's.

The BBC Bitesize lesson can be found by clicking on the link below.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zkvhscw

 

First watch the video about counting in 5's.

 

Use this grid to help you practise.

Notice some of these squares are darker coloured? These are the number we say when counting in 5's. What pattern do you notice?

   

   5          10         15         20        25

 

Now have a go at activities 1, 2 and 3 to practise. 

 

Try to keep counting in 5s throughout the week.

To make it fun, try to do different actions whilst counting eg; tapping your head, tapping your knees, tapping your nose (similar to the way you did when counting in 2s).

 

 

The more you practise the quicker you will be able to recall the numbers.

Remember to count forwards and backwards in steps of 5.

 

Once you feel confident with counting in 2s and 5s, maybe later in the week you could challenge yourself to the BBC Bitesize lesson focusing on counting in 10s.

 

This weeks website of the week is

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies

 

This website is full of fun and appealing videos and 

activities to keep you busy.  Not only is it fun but

there are some areas which are excellent teaching tools.

 

Here are some of my recommendations for this week:

 

Numberblocks is excellent for teaching key skills in numeracy. Take a look!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks

 

 

Maddie’s Do You Know? An informative  programme for exploring the world and how things work. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b09yn3ly/maddies-do-you-know

 

Happy learning everyone, stay safe!

Miss Allen and Snowball

12/06/20

 

Hello Class 1

Are you ready for our last piece of

learning this week?

 

Today we are going to be focusing on 

 

Today we are going to learn about how animals are classified (sorted) into different groups.

The BBCBitesize lesson can be found by clicking the link below.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zfgc92p

 

First watch the six videos to find out how animals are classified into six different groups.

  • Amphibians
  • Birds
  • Fish
  • Mammals
  • Minibeasts
  • Reptiles

 

Now you have watched the six videos, have a go at the two activities.

The first activity is all about mammals.

 

Activity 2 is a sorting activity that can be downloaded from Twinkl.

 

Want to take your learning further?

For more amazing facts, check out this website…

 

Click the link below.

https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/trees-woods-and-wildlife/animals/

 

 

Take your learning even further…

Can you create a non-fiction book about animals?

Write a page of facts for each animal group.

This might be an ongoing project that takes a few days.

You could even make a contents page so that the reader can find the information they need easily.

Can you create a front cover for your non-fiction book?

I can’t wait to read all your amazing facts.

 

Happy learning everyone!

Stay safe and have a great weekend.

I will be back on Monday with your next learning challenges.

Miss Allen and Snowball

10/06/20

 

Hello Class 1!

I hope you are all happy and healthy.

 

Today's home learning challenge is

 

Today’s we are going to be learning about writing questions and finding 

them in writing.

 

 

This lesson from BBC Bitesize Daily includes a video introducing you to questions and

three activities to do at home.

 

Click on the link below to find the web page.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zpshjsg

 

Watch the video clip to introduce question marks.

 

Then have a go at completing activities 1 and 2.

   

 

Now have a look at activity 3.

 

Wonderful work everyone!

 

The next task can be done on a different day if you would like.

 

Take a look at this picture.

What questions can you think of based on this picture?

 

 

Here are some examples of questions that you might ask:

What creature is it?

Is the creature dangerous?

What is the creature looking at?

Where did the creature come from?

 

 

 

Don't forget to check out our

website of the week!

Click on the link below.

https://www.nhs.uk/change4life

 

As the weather has not been as nice you might be spending more time indoors.

Here are some ideas of activities that you can do inside to keep fit and healthy.

 

My favorite one is of course the Beauty and the Beast 10 minute shake up, Be Lumiere's Guest!

Which one are you going to choose?

 

Happy learning!

Keep up the hard work everyone.

Miss Allen and Snowball.

08/06/20

 

Hello Class 1!

Hope you have all had a lovely weekend and are ready for your next set of home learning challenges.

 

 

Today we are going to be practicing counting in 2's.

 BBCBitesize have made a fantastic lesson for you to have a look at and practice.

 

Click on the link below to access the webpage.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z693rj6

 

First, watch the counting in 2's video.

 

Can you think of any different actions you can use to count in 2's?

Can you remember the actions we used in class?

 

Now let's have a look at counting forwards and backwards in 2s.

Why not choose a number upto 10 and see if you can work out what number is 2 less and what number is 2 more?

Maybe an adult can give you a number for you to work out 2 more and 2 less.

 

 

Now let's have a go at counting in pairs.

What else comes in pairs that you could count?

Maybe socks, gloves or eggs.

 

 

Wonderful work!

Now is time for you to have a go at activities 1, 2 and 3.

Remember you do not have to print the sheets you can just write your answers on a piece of paper and then check your answers.

 

Don't forget to keep practicing counting in 2's, if you have mastered that then move onto counting in 5's and 10's.

 

This weeks website of the week is

https://www.nhs.uk/change4life

 

 

This website has got lots of information and good ideas for staying healthy including exercises, games and recipes.

 

Why not take this quiz to find exercise ideas that you will really enjoy?

 

Click on the link below to get started!

https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/activities/disney-sports-quiz

 

 

Happy learning everyone!

I will be back on Wednesday with your next set of learning challenges.

Stay safe.

Miss Allen and Snowball

04/06/20

 

Hello again Class 1

Hope you are all happy and healthy.

Let's see what today's home learning is.

 

Today we are going to be focusing on

 

Today's learning is all about remembering to use capital letters and full stops correctly.

BBC Bitesize have made a wonderful lesson around this to help you.

 

Click the link below to access this lesson.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zv78jhv

 

This lesson has a video to introduce capital letters, including when we should use them such as; at the start of a sentence and for a proper noun (a name of a person, place or things that are given a name).

Watch the Punctuation Pals video and see f you can spot the correctly punctuated sentences.

 

After you have watched the video, have a look at Activity 1 below.

When you click the play button it will take you to a page like this...

Click on the punctuation part to get started.

 

Can you have a look at these different challenges? You do not need to do them all in one day you can keep coming back to them.

 

Now have a look at Activity 2. You will need something to write on for this activity and activity 3.

It's a video about a book called 'Sam Silver: Undercover Pirate'. Before watching the video, write three sentences explaining what you think it might be about. Remember to use capital letters and full stops. Once you've written your sentences, watch the video.

 

Once you have done this have a look at Activity 3.

Create a list of words that you would associate with pirates.

 

 

Don't forget to explore our website of the week.

 

Have you read any comics yet?

Which one has been your favourite so far? Why?

 

My favorite is Dragon Bake Off because I like baking.

 

Re-reading is just as important as reading something new.

Make sure that you revisit the comics and books that you have read before as the more you practise the more fluent your reading will be.

 

Happy Learning everyone!

Uploading of learning will go back to the original days from next week.

Please check the website every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for new learning challenges.

Stay safe!

Miss Allen and Snowball

 

02/06/20

 

Hello Class 1!

I hope you have all enjoyed your half term.

Are you ready for some new learning challenges?

 

Today we are going to be looking at measuring mass using non-standard units of measure.

A non-standard unit of measure means you can use anything to weigh such as jelly beans, buttons or small toys.

 

BBCBitesize has created a wonderful lesson on this.

Click the link below to access it.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zdtq2sg

 

There are 2 slideshows to go through first.

Once you have completed those, complete the 2 activities.

 

Why not try making your own balancing scales?

This can be done using things around your house, I found using a coat hanger was a great way of doing this.

Have a look at the pictures and video below to see some other ideas of what you could use.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tK8mSIEtTUw

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Once you have made your balance scales you can use them in different ways.

 

First try directly comparing 2 objects; 1 object in each balance to find out which is the heaviest and which is the lightest.

Practice saying sentences like,

"The horse is heavier than the dog"

and "The dog is lighter than the horse."

 

The other way you can use the balance scales is by putting 1 object in 1 of the balances and use a non-standard unit of measure to see how many it takes to balance the scales. Non-standard units could be; grapes, beads, pennies, building blocks, counters etc.

Practice saying sentences such as

"The toy car is equal to 7 compare bears"

 

**Note for parents**

When choosing non-standard units of measure make sure that what you choose is a uniform size eg building blocks all the same size (not huge ones and tiny ones combined)

 

 

Our website of the week is

 

Click on the link below.

https://phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/

 

When you click on the link you will see the tabs shown below. Click on the tab ‘comics’.

 

This will take you to a page that is separated into phases, select your child's phase and let them start reading!

See if you can read a different comic each day. 

 

Happy learning everyone!

I will be back on Thursday with your next home learning challenge.

Miss Allen and Snowball

22/05/20

 

Hello Class 1

Still image for this video

Today's home learning is a crafty challenge!

 

Have you been spending lots of time in the garden?

I certainly have.

 

Have you noticed all of the insects and birds that are around?

There have been lots of birds making nests in the trees and Pixie the dog has been chasing spiders in my garden.

 

Today's challenge is to make a home for mini beasts or a bird table for in your garden.

You can use lots of things from your recycling such as kitchen roll tubes, juice bottles, milk bottles, or even sticks from the garden.

It is important to keep mini beasts and other wildlife safe in our gardens and give them somewhere to live.

 

On the RSPB web page you can learn more about making a bug hotel.

https://www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/activities/give-nature-a-home-in-your-garden/garden-activities/build-a-bug-hotel/

Red Ted Art has some great ideas too.

https://www.redtedart.com/simple-bug-hotel-for-kids/

 

Don't forget to have a  look on our website of the week, this week it's CBeebies Radio.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio

 

Why not go on an adventure with Molly and her brother Mack.

I really enjoyed the one at the zoo.

 

Don't forget to keep reading with Oxford Owl.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

 

Hope you all have a lovely weekend!

Miss you all.

Miss Allen and Snowball

 

20/05/20

 

Hello everyone! 

Hope you are all doing well.

Let's have a look what our home learning challenge is today.

 

 

Today we are going to be having a look at rhyming words.

Can you remember when we looked at rhyming couplets?

These are two words that rhyme.

The frog sat on the log.

 

 

Rhyming words are words that sound the same when spoken, they don't necessarily have the same spelling pattern. Take a look at these rhyming words.

Which words sound the same but have a different spelling pattern?

 

Now it’s time for you to have a go at rhyming some words together.

Choose an animal from below and write a list of words that rhyme with it.

 

If I pick the words hen I could rhyme these words.

pen

den

men

when

 

Can you repeat this activity for 4 different animals?

Maybe you could do them all!

 

Are you ready to take your learning further…

Let's have a go at writing poems!

 

We are going to write a rhyming couplet poem.

Let’s revisit what a rhyming couplet is:

Rhyming Couplet is two lines of the same length that rhyme and complete one thought.

There is no limit to the amount length of the lines you write. 

 

I have had a go at writing a few of my own rhyming couplets.

 

I used a pen

to draw a hen.

The slippery slug

got stuck in my mug.

 

Use the same pictures as before to create some rhyming couplets based around the animals.

 

Have you had a visit to our website of the week?

Just click on the link below.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio

 

Why not have a listen to one of the stories that are available?

My favorite is Farmer Duck, my mum used to read it to me when I was little!

 

Don't forget to keep up with your reading on Oxford Owl.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

 

There is also the phonics on YouTube to practice.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw/videos

 

Stay safe and happy learning!

Miss Allen and Snowball

 

 

 

 

18/05/20

 

Hello Class 1,

I hope you have all had a lovely weekend!

 

For today's home learning we are going to be revisiting our learning on subtraction.

 

Can you think of any other words for subtraction?

 

BBC Bitesize have created a lesson around subtraction within 20.

Click on the link below to access the lesson.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjh7mfr

 

Watch the video first to refresh your knowledge.

 

Then have a go at the 3 activities below.

 

This week's website of the week is Cbeebie's Radio.

 

Click the link below to access the web page.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio

 

This weeks's learning is all about developing your listening skills.

 

Why not begin be listening to some episodes of

'Did you know?'

These are a variety of short and interesting audio clips focusing on how things are made or how things work. 

I particularly enjoyed the one about bicycles, as I have been out on my bike this week!

 

**Note for the grown ups!**

Ask your child questions to see if they have understood and listened carefully. It might be helpful to keep pausing part way through to ask questions, rather than waiting until the end.

 

 

Happy learning everyone!

Stay safe

Miss Allen and Snowball

 

15/05/20

 

Hello everyone!

Hope you are all doing well.

 

Today's BBC Bitesize learning is about materials.

Introduction to materials.

Follow the link to get to the right page.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zh48d6f

 

Watch the materials video first.

 

After you have watched the video have a go at the activity.

 

You can take your learning further by having a look at the Espresso link below.

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/video_index/item1128907/grade1/index.html

There are some more videos and activities on there.

 

Can you go on a materials hunt around your home?

Have a look at all of the different things you find, what do you think they are made of?

 

You can download this chart or just make your own to record what materials you find

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/servlet/file/store66/item1140126/doc.pdf

How many different material can you find?

Which materials did you find most of in your home?

 

Don't forget to keep up with your phonics practice too!

 

Have a go at the tricky words in your phase and see which ones you know, maybe practice with an adult.

 

You can also keep up with your reading practice using Oxford Owl.

It is really important to develop your fluency in reading by reading everyday, even if it's just for  5 minutes! 

 

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

Stay safe and happy learning.

Miss Allen and Snowball

 

13/05/20

 

Hello again Class 1!

Hope you are all well.

 

 

Today we are revisiting the learning that we have already done on common and proper nouns.

Can you remember the difference between them?

See if you can explain it to your grown up.

 

 

This lesson from BBC Bitesize provides a video to recap your learning on nouns. The lesson includes a video about minibeasts and some fun challenges to develop your writing skills.

 

 

Click on the link below to get started.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zrk492p

 

Let’s revisit the website of the week…

 

 

Keep the phonics ongoing. How about playing the buried treasure game?

 Click on your phase and find one of this picture icon to get started.

 

 

**Note to parents/carers**

Please ensure that your child is using ‘pure sounds’ when talking about letter sounds (phonemes).

I have attached a video for you to watch so that you can check if your child is enunciating the phonemes correctly or not. If the sounds are not pure; praise your child for their effort but please model the correct way to say the phonemes.

 

Click on the link below to watch the clip.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCI2mu7URBc

 

Happy learning everyone!

Stay safe.

Miss Allen and Snowball

 

11/05/20

 

Hello Class 1!

I hope you have had a lovely bank holiday weekend.

 

Let's see what today's learning activities are.

 

Today's BBC Bitesize learning is a Numeracy challenge it shows how making 10 can be a useful strategy when using addition and subtraction calculations. We call this strategy bridging through 10.

 

 

First I would like you to watch the video that looks like this one, it explains how you can work out a calculation by adding or subtracting to 10 first.

 

 

Now you have watched the video have a go at the worksheet 'Add by making 10'.

This can be printed or you can just look at the questions and write the answers down somewhere.

Don't forget to check your answers after!

 

Well done everyone, now have a look at the quiz on Activity 2 to see what you have learnt.

 

 

This weeks website of the week is Phonics Play.

 

 

When you open up the web page there is a free sign up for you to be able to access the games and activities.

 

 

The games are organised in phases to suit the needs of individual children.

Please refer back to the table below which shows the phonics class teacher of your child and their related phonics phase.

 

**Please select the phase that your child is on to make sure they understand the learning and games you are offering.**

 

 

Why not have a go at one of these games where you have to blend the words and then decide if the word is a real one or a pseudo (made up) one.

 

 

Remember to use your success criteria for blending:

* Spot the digraph

* Say the phonemes

* Blend the phonemes

* Say the word.

 

 

Good luck with your learning and I will be back on Wednesday.

Stay safe!

Miss Allen and Snowball

06/05/20

 

Hello Class 1!

Hope you are all happy and healthy.

 

 

Have you been keeping up with reading everyday?

Don't forget to keep using Oxford Owl and choosing books to share, this can either be by yourself, or with an adult or brother or sister.

There are lot's of different books to read on here. 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

 

Are you ready for today's challenge?

Today I would like you to have a go at writing a set of instructions.

 

Ask an adult if you can make a sandwich or some other simple snack, your adult may need to help you.

Once you have made you sandwich or snack, think back what did you need to do?

Practice saying your instructions out loud with your adult so you remember what you did.

Maybe if you have some post it notes could you write key words on those so you don't forget and you can check your instructions are in the correct order.

 

Once you know your instructions, it's time to write them down.

Can you remember the two things that you need to include when writing instructions?

 

Time connectives and Imperative verbs.

Time connectives go at the start of the sentence and tell us is what order to do things.

 

For example: First get two slices of bread.

 

Imperative verbs are the bossy words that tell us what to do, they usually come after the time connectives.

 

For example: First get two slices of bread.

 

Great now have a go at writing your instructions.

Don't forget to be really clear like you are talking to an alien who doesn't know how to make a sandwich.

Also don't forget to use your non negotiables!

 

Well done Class 1.

 

For your next challenge I would like you to have a think about the weather.

We have seen all sorts of weather while we have been off school from rain to sunshine, hot to cold.

 

What is the weather like today where you live?

 

 

Have a look at the following Espresso link where there are lots of video clips that will tell you all about different weather.

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/video_index/item376103/grade1/index.html

 

Now you have learnt about the different types of weather, do you think you can record the different types of weather you see over the next week?

You could make your own little weather chart, or download this one from Twinkl

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/roi-t-25943-my-weather-record-activity-sheet

 

Maybe you could have a go at being a weather reporter like the children in the clip below.

https://www.longcloseschool.co.uk/year-1-children-become-weather-reporters-day/

 

Have fun learning!

I will be back on Monday as it is VE Day on Friday.

Stay safe and I will hopefully see you all soon.

Miss Allen and Snowball

04/05/20

 

Hello Class 1, I hope you have had a lovely weekend.

 

Your first learning challenge is Numeracy.

 

Can you remember our learning on number bonds?

Today we are going to be having a look at number bonds on BBC Bitesize.

 

It is important that we keep revisiting this learning as you need to be secure and confident at recalling the different number bonds to 10.

The more you practise the more embedded the facts become!

 

In today's Bitesize lesson, you will be practicing your number bonds.

Click on the link below to start the lesson:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zh8m6v4

 

Number bonds are a pair of numbers that add up to make another specific number.

They are sometimes called number pairs. 

They can show you how numbers join together and how they break down into different parts.

 

First I would like you to watch the video clip that looks like this.

 

Now have a listen to the number bond song!

Can you join in with the song?

 

 

Brilliant, I hope you were all singing along!

 

Now can you make number bonds to 10 and 20?

Have a go at the game on Activity 1 and see what you can do.

 

Well done!

Are you ready for some more number bond questions?

Activities 1 and 2 are both work sheets, you can print the work sheets or just have a look on your screen and write the answers a piece if paper.

 

Don't forget, if you are struggling to see if you can use 10 small objects, like Lego bricks or raisins, draw a 10 frame and do it physically.

 

3 + 7 = 10

 

 

Great well done Class 1.

 

Our next learning challenge is a crafty one.

Have a look at this website, it is full of great ideas.

 

https://www.redtedart.com/

 

What about making a recycled sock puppet?

https://www.redtedart.com/classic-sock-puppet-craft-for-kids/

 

 

Your final challenge one is a writing one.

 

As we have been in our homes for a long time, we are obviously desperately missing our family and friends. Over the next couple of days I want you to write a letter to someone that is special to you e.g. grandparents, a friend etc.

 

Ask them how they are doing and tell them about what you have been getting up to at home.

 

You might even want to tell them how much you are missing them.

Don’t forget to start your letter with the greeting:

Dear…

 

If it is possible; why not post your letter as a nice surprise?

 

Happy learning!

I will be back on Wednesday with more learning challenges.

Stay safe.

Miss Allen and Snowball

 

01/05/20

 

Hello boys and girls!

I hope you are all well.

 

Have you been keeping up with your reading by reading every day?

 

Remember to keep visiting the Oxford Owl website to access a range of reading books.

Click on the link below:

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

 

Throughout the  week you have been given the challenge to read as many different books as you can.

Your final challenge is to choose the book that was your favourite and write a book review about it.

 

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/au-l-061-book-review-worksheet

 

If you would like to download the template and print it to write on you can.

Please don't feel that you need to print anything though.

  You could always just ask your child the questions and get them to respond verbally.

 

Your next BBC Bitesize challenge is music!

 

Click on the link bellow to find the lesson.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zjpqqp3/year-1-and-p2-lessons/1

 

We are going to be learning about rhythm by clapping and using our bodies.

Watch the 'This Is Me' video on the web page.

 

Why don't you try making some of the noises they make in the video?

flap your arms like a penguin

stomp your feat like a dinosaur

click your tongue to sound like a unicorn

rub your hands together

pat your cheeks

 

Now have a look at Activity 1 which is a link to a Twinkl booklet.

What other noises can you make with your body?

 

After that have a look at the Forbidden Rhythm video.

Perhaps you could play a game with you grown up too. Maybe you can get a family band together, what would your band name be?  

 

Have a go at the final activity on this page.

Bring the noise!

 

Wow that was good fun!

Your next piece of learning for today is an active challenge! 

 

Click on the link below and have a look at the 10 minute Shake Up inspired by all of your favorite Disney films.

https://vimeo.com/132353068

My favorite part was the Monsters Inc. part, which was your favorite?

 

I hope you have a wonderful weekend Class 1.

Good luck with your learning, I'm sure you will be great!

I will be back on Monday with your next learning activities.

Miss Allen and Snowball

29/04/20

 

Hello Class 1

Hope you are all happy and healthy.

How is your learning going?

Are you working hard?

 

Have you done some reading yet this week?

I would like you to read a little bit every day, so you don't forget all of those reading skills we have been working hard on.

Remember to keep visiting the Oxford Owl website to access a range of reading books.

Click on the link below:

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

 

 

The next challenge is about developing your creative thinking and your literacy skills.

 

We are going to use this picture to generate creative ideas for our writing.

 

 

Today I would like you to think about planning your own story.

I have added a picture of the story plan that we always use in class when planning a story.

 

Can you explain to your grown up how it works?

 

You do not need to print the plan off or write anything down, but it might just help to organise your thoughts.

 

Once you have got your ideas, you need to practise performing your story out loud.

 

 Can you tell your story over and over again until you have remembered it?

 

Once you know it, ask a grown up if they will watch your story performance.

 

 

(Pretend you are on the stage)

 

Once you are confident with your story, you are then ready to write it down!

 

 

Remember to think about your non-negotiables for writing:

Capital letter for the start of a sentence or a proper noun.

Clear spaces between words

Punctuation at the end of a sentence (. ? !)

Neat handwriting

 

You will also need to think about time connectives when writing your sentences.

Here are a few examples…

Suddenly…

 A moment later…

All of a sudden…

 Meanwhile…

Later that day…

 

It takes a long time to prepare and write a story.

You might want to plan and perform the story on one day and then save writing the story for the day after. It’s up to you!

 

Good luck and enjoy!

I will be back on Friday with your next learning challenge.

Miss Allen and Snowball

27/04/20

 

Hello again Class 1!

Hope you are all happy and healthy.

 

Today we are going to be looking at Numeracy.

 

Can you remember all of our learning on tens and ones?

How about representing numbers?

Today we are going to be looking at representing numbers to 50.

We are going to be using the BBC Bitesize web page, you will need to ask an adult to help you for the 23rd of April called Representing numbers within 50.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zjpqqp3/year-1-lessons/1

 

Before you start, see if an adult can help you find 50 small object like raisins, Lego, or cereal pieces. You will also need 5 cups or small plates to count your objects onto. 

Don't worry if you don't have these things, you could always draw them like we do in class or just count on the screen.

 

Watch the Part A video.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zb9pnrd

 

Now watch Part B

Now you have watched both videos have a go at the learning challenges.

Have a go at completing activities 1 and 2.

 

Well done everyone!

 

I have a second challenge for you too.

This week I would like you to read!

 

Reading is so important. I want you to try and read as much as you can whilst at home.

This could be you reading a book to your adult, or your adult reading a book to you!

 

I know it is tricky with not being able to share your guided reading books but this website has a wide range of e-books to keep your reading going!

Just click on the link below.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

 

To find a book that is the appropriate level you will have to ask an adult to help you.

Ask your adult to click on the levels tab as shown below.

 

You will then see a drop down box with a choice of phases 1-5 as shown below.

You will need to use the Letters and Sounds Phases to select the correct phase books.

 

The phase of book you needs is linked to the phonics group you are in.

Tell your adult the teacher you have for phonics so they can find the right books.

 

 

 

There is a new resource is available from Monday 27th April.

Please click on the link below to access the sessions on YouTube. Y

ou will need to subscribe to the page. This will only take a few moments and it is free.

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw/channels?view_as=public

 

Good luck and don't forget to check back on Wednesday for your next learning challenge!

Miss Allen

 

24/04/20

 

Hello Class 1!

Hope you are all happy and healthy.

 

For today's learning we are going to be looking at Geography.

 

We are going to be focusing on the United Kingdom.

 

There are lots of helpful resources on BBC Bitesize to help you.

Ask an adult to help you follow the link below. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zdq6t39

 

Watch the 'Welcome to the UK' video and have a go at Activity 1 first.

 

Want to take your learning further?

Have a look at the video clips about Tower Bridge and Caernarfon Castle.

 

Can you draw the flag of the UK?

What about England?

 

Now you have learnt all about the UK and its countries, have a go at using some of the information you have learnt to design a travel guide for someone who might want to visit the UK or any of its countries .

 

 

Don't forget to keep up your exercises with your daily Joe Wicks sessions or any other exercise you can think of!

 

 

If you have not explored our website of the week yet, have a look at The Woodland Trust website and see what activities they have. 

 

Feeling crafty?

Have a go at creating a picture of a flower or a tree.

Maybe you could look at a flower or tree in your garden or out of the window.

What different materials could you use?

 

Enjoy and have fun!

I will be back next week with some more learning challenges for you.

Stay safe.

Miss Allen and Snowball

 

22/04/20

 

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well.

 

BBC Bitesize are now doing a daily learning

sessions too.

There are film clips to support you to achieve your learning and it is explained really clearly, just follow the link and then choose Y1.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

 

I have picked a numeracy lesson for you to complete.

Today’s challenge is all about counting forward and backwards in 2s.

There are 2 parts to the challenge.

Can you complete both parts?

Are you ready for your next home learning challenge?

Click on the link below to get started!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zkjv382

 

There are 2 activity challenges for you to complete after you have watched both video clips.

Scroll down the BBC Bitesize page and you will find them.

How many questions can you answer?

 

Today's learning challenge from me is a Literacy challenge.

 

I would like you to choose a room in your house or even the garden, when you have chosen a room, have a good look around.

 

What can you hear?

What can you see?

What can you smell?

 

Now write some sentences explaining what you can see, hear or smell.

How many descriptive sentences can you write?

 

Here are some examples of sentences.

There are some beautiful flowers on the window sill. 

I can hear someone cutting the grass.

I can smell a delicious cake baking in the oven.

 

Don't forget to see what you can find on our website of the week, The Woodland Trust.

 

Why not make a twig wind chime?

 

 

Or collect some leaves and create a leaf rubbing picture?

 

Happy exploring Class 1!

Can't wait to see what you have been doing.

I will be back on Friday with your next learning challenge.

Miss Allen and Snowball.

20/04/20

Hello and welcome back Class 1!

I hope you have had a lovely Easter and have been enjoying the beautiful weather, I certainly have. smiley

 

Let's have a look at today's learning challenge. 

Your first task is a Numeracy activity.

 

We are going to be recapping our learning on 1 more and 1 less.

 

Find some raisins, grapes, cereal pieces etc. and place some on a plate.

If the grown up with you says ‘one more’, add one more and say what number you have now.

If they say ‘one less’, eat one and count how many you have left.

 

Ask a grown up to give you some Lego bricks or other small toys.

Count how many you have.

Can you put out another group of toys so you have one more and then one less?

 

Build a tower with bricks.

Can you build another tower with one more brick?

Can you build another with one less brick?

 

Once you are confident practically then move onto working with numerals.

Try picking any number up to 50.

 See if you can work out what 1 more or 1 less than that number is.

 

Here is a game you could practice with online.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/chopper-squad

 

When you have achieved your learning, challenge yourself further by having a go at finding 10 more or 10 less.

 

 

This week's website to explore is

The Woodland Trust.

 

Why not have a look at The Nature Detectives page?

https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2020/03/nature-detectives/

 

Can you remember our tree study?

We looked at a tree in our playground and observed how it changed from Summer to Autumn.

I wonder what changes have happened in Winter and Spring, follow this link to find out.

http://treetoolsforschools.org.uk/activities/simulator/ 

 

You could even go on a texture hunt in your garden or when you are out for a walk.

How many different natural textures can you all spot?

 Make a list and see what you can find:

  • Rough bark
  • Silky flower petals
  • Velvety moss
  • Smooth shiny pebbles
  • Something prickly or spiny
  • Crackly leaves

 

Don't forget to keep your body healthy with your daily exercise.

Why not have a go at one of these videos? Just follow the link.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8jI4RnHHf0

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_A_HjHZxfI

 

Good luck on your learning challenge!

I'll be back on Wednesday with your next task.

Miss Allen and Snowball the bear.

 

03/04/20

 

Hello Class 1

Hope you have been working hard on all of your home learning!

 

Have you explored our website of the week yet?

 

Why not have a look at the animals page?

Can you remember our learning about animals?

 

Have a look at the animal facts.

Choose your favourite animal and learn the facts.

I recommend the giraffe page!

 

Are you ready for today's learning challenge?

 

Today we are going to be learning about internet safety.

Lots of us are using the internet to communicate with each other and for our home learning. Using the internet can be fun but it is also really important to be safe. 

Have a look at this website below, click on the age 4-7 and have a talk with an adult about online safety.

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/ 

 

Make a poster about what you learn or the internet safety rules in your house.

 

Don't forget to keep playing numeracy games.

Why not have a game of naughty numbers?

 

With a partner, draw your tens and units/ones grid and roll your dice.

Where are you going to put the number? In the tens or the units?

Now let your partner have a go, keep playing until you have your two digit number.

Who has the highest value number? Can you prove it by drawing the dienes.

"I have the greatest number because I have 5 tens and you only have 3."

             

 

Stay safe and have a wonderful Easter!

I will be back on the 20th of April with your next home learning challenge.

Miss Allen and Snowball

01/04/20

 

Good morning Class 1

Hope you are all well, me and Snowball are missing you all!

 

Have you been working hard on your home learning challenges?

Are you ready for today's challenge?

 

Today we are going to be focusing on writing.

 

Choose one person from your family and write a description of what they look like.

 

Think carefully about your sentences and plan them carefully. Try to use some interesting adjectives to describe the person. 

Can you take your learning further by using sentence openers to make it more exciting to read?

 

Don't forget to use your non-negotiable's. 

 

Here is an example.

My sister has got sparkly eyes like jewels.

It is a interesting fact that she has got long silky hair.

 

 

Make sure you have a look on the website of the week if you have not already.

 

I have been learning about Peggy Whitson and her world record.

 

Or have a look at the 10 facts about space, there is a catchy planet song for you to learn.

 

Good luck and don't forget to check back on Friday for your next challenge.

From Miss Allen and Snowball.

30/03/20

 

Hello Class 1

Hope you have all have had a great weekend!

 

Are you ready to start this week's learning challenges?

 

Have you been busy with Joe doing your morning exercises? 

There are lots of other exercise videos for you to try on YouTube if you want a change.

Remember exercising everyday is good for you!

 

I have a new website of the week for you to explore and try some of the activities.

This week's website is National Geographical Kids which you can find by following this link https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/

 

 

Why not see what you can remember from our learning about space, just search Space in the search bar.

 

Did you find out any new and exciting facts for Space?

Write them down and share them next time we see each other.

Don't forget to use your capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.

 

Today's learning is...

 

This week your challenge is about using numeracy games to

apply the skills we have learnt at school.

Choose a different Numeracy game to play every day.

Here is a website for you to check out that is full of ideas of games you can play.

https://matr.org/blog/fun-maths-games-activities-for-kids/ 

 

You could even invent your own Numeracy games to play!

 

Don't forget to check back for your next challenge on Wednesday.

Have fun and stay safe.

Miss Allen and Snowball.

 

 

 

 

27/03/20

 

Hello again Class 1

Miss Allen and Snowball here

Hope you are all happy and healthy.

 

Have you been practicing your number bonds?

How many can you write in a minute?

 

Why don't you get an adult to play quick fire number bonds with you? Get your adult to say a number in between 0 and 10 and see if you can say the other number that goes with it to make 10.

Don't forget to try your number bonds to 20 if you can do them to 10.

 

Can you still remember the 5 addition facts you learnt on Monday?

 

Take you Numeracy further

In our learning we have been looking at measuring. We have focused on the mathematical language needed when describing and comparing length and height.

 

        Length – long, longer, longest, short, shorter, shortest and equal to

 

Height - tall, taller, tallest, short, shorter, shortest and equal to

Take a look at this link on espresso to compare and order lengths and heights:

 

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/activity_index/item849225/grade1/index.html

 

Give yourself a challenge by picking an object around your home. Can you find things that are shorter/longer or taller/shorter than it?

Record down what you have found.

 

Have you still been keeping fit with Joe Wicks?

 Me and Snowball the bear have been joining in every morning.

 

Are you ready for Friday's challenge?

Today we are going to get arty.

Your mission is to use your creative skills to make a self-portrait.

Think about how you will create your picture.

You might want to use paint, pencil crayon, collage etc.

Here is a helpful video on YouTube that will show you how to draw a portrait.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAY5ZMxDteE

Don't forget to use a mirror to keep checking what you see in the mirror.

 

Don't forget to check out our website of the week if you have not yet had the chance to look. There are lots of interesting things there to keep you busy.

 

Keep on learning.

Watch out for my next update on Monday.

Have a lovely weekend

Miss Allen and Snowball.

 

25/03/20

Hello again Class 1!

Hope you are all happy and healthy.

 

Hope you have been keeping fit every morning at 9 am with Joe Wicks on his YouTube channel. 

If you haven't checked it out yet please do so as keeping active is not only good for fitness but it is also good for positive well being.

 

Well done to everyone who has completed Monday's challenge!

 

Keep practicing your number bonds everyday, the more you do them the easier they will be for you to recall.

How many can you write in a minute?

Try writing them in number sentences 1+2=10, 2+8=10, 3+7=10 and so on...

If you know all your number bonds to 10 see if you can do number bonds to 20.

 

Who is ready for your next learning challenge?

We are going to be thinking about the people in our families.

 

Can you draw a picture to show who is in your family?

Take your time and add detail to your art work.

 

Remember to label each person in the family to show who they are.

 

You might want to record it as a family tree or you might want to think of your own way to represent the people who are in your family.

 

Remember to check out our website of the week if you haven't already.

In guided reading we have been doing lots of learning around developing fluency and expression in our reading so it would be helpful to check out this link to listen to famous authors reading their own books!

 

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/modules/e1_authors/index.html?source=subject--KS1--Resource%20types

 

Good look everyone, I can't wait to see what you have been learning.

Don't forget to check back on Friday for your new challenge.

Kids' zone also has some more fun games for you to try.

Miss Allen and Snowball the bear x

 

Hi Class 1

It's Miss Allen here!

Hope you all are well.

 

Are you ready for your learning challenge?

 

Look out for your learning challenges that I will post every Monday, Wednesday and Friday on our class page.

 

I will post a website of the week each week for you to explore and have a go at some of the tasks.

This weeks website is Discovery Education on Espresso which can be found if you follow this link.

https://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/free-resources

 

 

Don't forget to keep yourself healthy!

Joe Wicks, the body coach, will be running daily workouts aimed at primary children on his YouTube channel.

Tune in at 9 am every weekday to keep yourself energized and fit.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6r99N3kXME

 

 

Mondays Challenge!

Mondays are for Numeracy

This week's Numeracy challenges are...

 

Challenge 1 

 

Choose 5 (or more) addition facts to learn from the grid below.

Practice the facts you choose everyday until you can recall them.

 

Start with the green (adding 0) and blue (adding 1) facts, then when you are secure in those move on to the light yellow (adding 2) and orange (doubles).

 

Challenge 2

 

Spend 5 minutes a day practicing your number bonds to 10 and then to 20. 

 

http://www.ictgames.com/saveTheWhale/index.html

 

Good look everyone, I can't wait to see what you have been learning.

Don't forget to check back on Wednesday for your new challenge.

Kids' zone also has some more fun games for you to try.

Miss Allen and Snowball the bear x

 

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