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Miss C Allen

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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