Autumn Term Home Learning
This page is for anyone who is having to self-isolate (or stay home for other reasons), so that you can keep on top of your school work and come back confident and happy.
It might be helpful to make yourself a daily timetable with:
- wake up time
- jobs (making your bed, cleaning your teeth etc)
- school work
- exercise time (dancing, developing a new skills, playing in the garden)
- developing your own interests time (maybe a lego project, cooking, making a book)
- relax/choosing time
- a set bedtime.
Having a fairly regular routine will make the transition back into school much easier, but will also make you feel happier as you know what to expect each day (and easier for your grown up as they know what you are doing next!).
Friday 20th November 2020
Good morning everyone
We are nearly there! Today is our last day of home learning! And then we can enjoy spending some time outside this weekend (I know I will!) before we all see each other again on Monday. We hope you all feel ready to come back to school now, we really can't wait to see you! We hope you have a good day and see you very soon.
Just a couple of general reminders since it feels like it's been so long since we've been in this routine...
Please send your child into school on Thursday wearing their PE kit and without earrings.
Please send your child into school on Friday wearing their Forest School clothes, with plenty of warm layers and a change of clothes.
Our normal routine is that you should bring in your child's reading book on a Friday for it to be quarantined over the weekend before it is then changed on a Monday and sent home. But for this week, since your child won't have had a new book for a while, please will you send their book in with them on Monday. We will still quarantine these but we will do our best to find enough different books in school so that we can still change them.
Finally thank you so much for all of your help, cooperation and support over the past couple of weeks. We really appreciate it can't have been easy.
See you Monday
Miss Procter and Miss Clarke
Thursday 19th November 2020
Good morning everyone
Thank you for all the wonderful work and messages you have sent in so far. We love seeing and hearing about what you have been up to! If you have any more please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please find today's home learning below this message. We hope you have a great day and we can't wait to see you soon.
Miss Clarke and Miss Procter
Wednesday 18th November 2020
Good morning everyone
We hope you are all well and ready to start another day of home learning. It is now Wednesday so we are in the middle of the week. It's not long to go now until we can all be back together in school again! We can't wait to see you all.
Please find today's home learning underneath this message. We hope you all have a lovely day.
Miss Procter and Miss Clarke
Tuesday 17th November
Good morning everyone
We hope you are all well and feeling happy today. Please find today's home learning underneath this message, have a go and let us know how you get on.
Any photos or messages would be wonderful email@example.com.
Miss Procter and Miss Clarke
Monday 16th November 2020
Good morning everyone
We hope you all had a good weekend and are feeling ready for another week of home learning.
This week is Anti-Bullying Week so you will find different resources and activities will pop up on this page connected to friendship over the week.
As always, if you have any photos or messages you would like to send us we would love to hear from you firstname.lastname@example.org.
Miss Clarke and Miss Procter
Friday 13th November 2020
Today is Children in Need. This is a special day which helps to raise money for children and young people in our country who need our help. Joe Wicks has been doing a 24 hour PE challenge. This means he has been doing PE all day and all night! He is finishing it this morning so it would be wonderful if you could join in with him this morning at 9.05am to help him finish it. Here is a link if you can: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vyWMBjMUFc .
Please find today's work underneath this message and let us know how you get on.
Once again, thank you very much to those who have sent in photos and messages to email@example.com, we have loved seeing what you have been doing and we are all very proud of you.
We hope you all have a lovely, relaxing weekend.
Miss Procter and Miss Clarke
Thursday 12th November 2020
Good morning everyone,
We hope you all had a good day yesterday and that you are adjusting well to doing your learning at home again. Thank you so much for the photos and messages we have been receiving, it is wonderful to see what you have all been doing. If you have any more please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please find today's learning below and let us know how you get on if you can!
Miss Clarke and Miss Procter
PE - Thursday 12th November 2020
Since we should be doing PE this afternoon, it would be great if you could do some exercise. You might do this by joining in with Joe WIcks or doing some Just Dance Kids videos on Youtube, or you might like to make up your own! Most importantly, try to get moving!
Wednesday 11th November
Good morning team! It was lovely to start getting some emails from you yesterday with photos of the fantastic work you have been doing! We would love if you could send us just one photo each day of your best work.
Look below for today's work.
Miss Clarke and Miss Procter
Today we are doing the 'th' sound. Click on the video below for your learning. You might want to just watch the video once, then watch it a second time and try and write as many of the 'th' words as you can.
The video is about 6 minutes long, so perfect time for your grown up to go and make themselves a cuppa! By the time they are back, your challenge is to have written or remembered as many words as you can with the ‘th’ sound.
Make this your sound of the day. You could have a piece of paper handy so you can keep adding more 'th' words through the day as you think of them.
Wednesday 11th November- Remembrance Day
Today is a special day called Remembrance Day. Look at the slides below to learn more about it and talk to your adult about it.
See if you can make a poppy using things you already have in the house. For example, maybe you could draw one? Or make one out of a cereal box?
We would love to see anything you make.
Maybe you'd like to take part in Remembrance Day by being silent at 11 o'clock this morning!
Tuesday 10th November
Good Morning Team! I hope you have all had a good sleep, a healthy breakfast and are ready to start your day. Below I have put your Maths, English, Phonics and Topic. See if you can find some paper and something to write with before you start.
Choose which one you are starting with, then you could spread them out with breaks in between. Maybe even sit down with your grown up and write a quick timetable to fit their schedule, as I know most of you are happier when you know what is happening when, and when your breaks are!
If you have any questions about the home learning, or are able to send us a photo of some of your best home learning work, our email address is:
Start with the number game to warm up (click the link below).
Then work through the lesson below. This links to 'lesson 2' in your home learning packs when you have collected this.
Today we are looking at the 'sh' sound. Watch the video (click the link below). Then see how many words you can think of and write with the 'sh' sound. Can you think of more than your grown up?
In topic we are learning about toys through history. Today's topic work could just be a chat while you have dinner or a break. Ask your grown-ups what toys they played with when they were little. Maybe they have some you can look at, or they might be able to write about their favourite toys and we could share what they have written when you are back in class.
What material were they made from? What did they cost? Did they make a noise or move?
Monday 9th November- English
Find yourself some paper and a pencil or pen to write with if you can. Today we are continuing writing instructions.
Monday 9th November - Maths
Find yourself some paper and something to write with if you can. Then work through the slides. Today's maths is carrying on our class learning of adding numbers to 10.
Monday 9th November- Phonics
Today the phoneme (sound) which we are looking at is 'ch'.
Monday 9th November - Science
In class, we learned about omnivores, herbivores and carnivores. Remember...
Carnivores eat meat.
Herbivores eat plants.
Omnivores eat meat AND plants.
Watch the youtube song as a reminder, then try and draw and label 2 carnivores, 2 herbivores and 2 omnivores.
Week beginning 2nd November 2020
Our current topic is Changes and this has a history focus.
To start off our topic we are going to have a look at different toys and discuss which ones are our favourites. Can you tell your adult which is your favourite toy and why? See if you can draw a picture of it and write about it.
Now talk to your adult about which toys you used to play with in the past. Have the toys you play with changed as you've become older?
Look at the materials that your toys are made out of. Are they all made from the same materials or are they different?
Now ask your adult about their favourite toys from when they were little. Did they play with the same toys as you or different ones?
Week beginning 5th October 2020
Our current topic is This is Me and this has a geography focus. We are looking at where we live and focusing on our houses, our street, our school and our local area in general.
Our focus for this week is our school. We are continuing our learning from last week about human and physical features and we are going to identify features within the school grounds which are human features and those which are physical features.
Have a look at the aerial view map below and see if you can identify any human and physical features.
What is it a map of?
How do you know?
What can you see?
Where has this photo been taken from?
How do you know?
Who would get this view?
Can you see any human features which have been made/ built/ created?
Can you see any physical features which are natural and part of the natural environment?
Day 1. Click on the link below and listen to the story of the Gruffalo. Using the link below play Menu Matcher game.
Day 2. Listen to the story again. Can you retell the story to an adult?
Day 3. Can you draw the deep dark woods? Who else lives in the deep dark woods? Can you draw them?
Day 4. Can you draw a picture of the Gruffalo? Include as many of his features as you can. eg. Purple prickles, orange eyes.
Day 5. Can you draw a story map? What happens at the beginning of the story? What happens in the middle of the story?
What happens at the end of the story?
This week we are working on counting and representing numbers. Below are some links with interactive resources to help you practise.
Watch the video below and practise writing your numbers.
We are working on phase 2 phonics below are some games to help you practise.
Thursday 16th July
We might do a bit more practical halving numbers in school today, so you could continue this, but it is your LAST DAY of Year 1, so I will not set you an official maths lesson.
You have a seven week holiday ahead of you, which could easily fly past, so today would be a great day to make a plan.
Think of all the things you would like to do or achieve by the end of the summer. You could make your list on paper or on a computer to stick up ready to cross off. I have put an example below that you could use. You could try and include:
a. 3 things you would like to cook, prepare or bake.
b. 3 places you would like to visit.
c. 3 people you would like to see.
d. 3 skills you would like to work on.
e. 3 games you would like to play.
f. 3 jobs you could help with in the house.
g. 3 new fruits or vegetables you could try.
This will help make sure you have a brilliant summer as you will have so many things to plan and look forward to!
Wednesday 15th July
Good morning Year 1, we hope you are enjoying your final week of home learning! For your English job today have a go at this summer themed word search. This will help you to practice your reading skills and is also fun! I wonder if you could create your own word search about a topic that interests you?
We have done 2 days on doubling, now we are looking at halving. This is something you can practice in so many ways - sharing the last potatoes with 2 of you at dinner, sharing out sweets between you and a friend... To half a number we are splitting it into 2 equal groups. I have put a Powerpoint to help you as well as some sheets, but if your grown up has 20 minutes free, they could just give you different objects or numbers of toys to half.
Tuesday 14th July
Good morning Year 1 and welcome to Tuesday. Today I would like you to write all about yourself and reflect about what has changed about you since the start of Year 1. Have a look at the template attached below and have a go at answering the questions. You have all grown up and changed so much since the beginning of Year 1 and we are all so proud of everything you have achieved.
Today we are carrying on learning about doubles. I will attach the Powerpoint and some sheets below for you to try. However, a more fun practical way would be for you and your grown up to take turns putting out objects then the other person has to double them. For example, if your grown up puts out 3 lego bricks, you would add 3 more to make it 6. Or if you put out 4 smarties, your grown up would add 4 more to make it 8...
Last week of the school year definitely call for a Sports Day. You could do one for today or plan one for with family at the weekend. You could have egg and spoon races, Space Hopper races, 3-legged races, an obstacle course.... Use your imagination! And I would love to see some photos!
Monday 13th July
Today we are revising doubles. To double a number you add that number twice. So double 2 is 2 + 2. Double 3 is 3 + 3. If you have paint, a fun way to practice this is to have a rectangle of paper, put dots on one half, then fold it before it dries so the dots 'double' onto the other side. I will put pictures of my examples at the end of the pictures below. If you don't have 'art' paints I used a bit of wall paint, or nail varnish might work well too.
As this is our last week of home learning I thought it would be a nice idea for our English lessons to do some fun end of year activities, like we would have been doing had we been in the classroom as normal. This year has been very strange and confusing for us all but I hope that by doing the English jobs I have planned for us this week we can think back to the happy memories we have made this year, look forward to the fantastic summer we are all going to have, and start to get excited about coming back to school in September in Year 2!
So your first English job of the week is the A-Z of the school year. For each letter of the alphabet I would like you to think of something you have learnt or have done this year, either at home or at school, that begins with that letter. I have attached a template below to help you but this can be done on any of your own paper. Have fun remembering all of the great times!
Friday 10th July
It's Friday Journal time again! This is the second last Friday Journal of this school year! How time flies. Think carefully about the week you have had and what you have particularly enjoyed. What has made you feel really happy this week? Has anything made you feel sad or worried? I hope this week has been wonderful and I hope your weekend is going to be even better!
Well done Year 1 the banquet was a roaring success and the King and Queen are very happy with everything you planned for them. The only thing left to do is to write a thank you letter that they can send to their guests. They would like to thank them for coming and tell them that they had a great time and tell them that if they have another banquet in future, they will most certainly be invited. As the King and Queen have been so impressed with your preparations so far, they have given you this job. Have fun!
Again there is the choice of Powerpoint or pictures below.
Don't forget to send us photos of highlights of your week or photos of your Friday journals to show us (and your friends) what you have been up to!
Thursday 9th July
After all of the wonderful planning you have been doing this week, today is the day we write out the Paper Bag Princess story and put all our hard work to good use! As you write the story think carefully about:
Have a go at this reading activity all about jelly fish.
Thursday 9th July - Maths
Today's Maths task is to practice counting in 5's. Remember you have 5 fingers on each hand and 5 toes on each feet to help you. Maybe you could draw round your hands onto paper and count up in 5's on these. I drew round my hands and started a 5s path across my flat - see the photo below! I will put some song links and worksheet ideas again to help (I'm sorry, I believe I put the same link twice yesterday!).
Wednesday 8th July
Following on from yesterday's story map job, today I would like you to think about the beginning middle and end of the story. Separate your paper into three sections and label them beginning, middle and end. Then in each section draw one picture to summarise each part of the story. I would also like you to write a sentence to summarise the section and to match the picture you have drawn.
The royal banquet is fast approaching and the King and Queen are getting very excited! There is only one thing left to do and that is to plan what the room will look like. Draw a sketch of how you would like the banquet room to look. You can choose the furniture and the decoration, including wallpaper pattern and carpet. Make it as detailed as possible and enjoy being creative interior designers!
Today's maths is to practice in 2s. Count in 2s out loud, count pairs of socks, sort lego into pairs and count in 2s...
You could play throw and catch or passing a football counting up in 2s.
I am attaching some links to songs below to help you too.
Tuesday 7th July
We are continuing our story planning today with a story map. You retold the story of the Paper Bag Princess yesterday so today I would like you to represent the story with pictures. Draw a picture to represent each main event of the story in the correct order. This story map will help you to write your story later on.
Tuesday 7th July - Maths
Continuing Odds and Evens today. I have attached the powerpoint and some sheets which I believe can be completed online, no printing required
PS. How is 'Plastic Free July' going? Have any of you made any changes? How can you REDUCE your use of plastic in the house? What can you recycle? What can you reuse instead of throwing away? Yesterday in school, we used coffee tubs and plastic bottles to make musical instruments to play with. At home, I am using bars of soap instead of hand soap, shower gel and washing up liquid.
Monday 6th July - Maths
Odd and Even numbers today. I have uploaded a song link and Powerpoint, plus slides as usual if you cannot open the Powerpoint. I have also included a worksheet for anyone who has a printer and wanted an extra.
We are preparing to write our own stories and we are going to use The Paper Bag Princess to help us. So today I would like you to make sure that you know the story really well!
First I would like you to retell the story to an adult using a big, clear voice with lots of expression remembering all the main events in the story.
Then I would like you to do some drama! I would like you to pretend to be one of the characters in the story (Princess Elizabeth/ Prince Ronald/ the dragon) and take the hot seat. Ask a grown up to ask you questions and you have to answer the questions in the way you think that character would answer. This is one of our favourite activities to do in the classroom so I hope you enjoy it just as much at home!
Preparations for the royal banquet are still underway. Today the King and Queen would like you to prepare some music they can play for their guests at the banquet. You could use objects around your home to create and play your own musical instrument. Or you could write and perform a song. Be creative and have lots of fun.
Friday 3rd July
Today we are revising fact families.
For example, if we had the numbers 3, 4 and 7, the facts family would be:
3 + 4 = 7
4 + 3 = 7
7 - 3 = 4
7 - 4 = 3
For today's maths task, can you write fact families for each of these sets of numbers (4 number sentence for each, as I have above)
a) 1, 2, 3
b) 3, 5, 8
c) 8, 6, 14
d) 10, 5, 15
To finish, can you think of one of your own?
English- Friday Journal
Happy Friday everyone! That means it is time to write your Friday Journal. What have you done this week that you have enjoyed? I have enjoyed taking my dog Buddy for walks to get fresh air and exercise for us both. I am looking forward to finding out about your week!
The King and Queen are very happy with their outfits and can’t wait to wear them for their banquet! Now they would like you to think about the menu for their banquet as they want to impress their friends with some lovely food. Have a look below at some of the foods that would have been served at a medieval banquet for some ideas. Write your own menu for the banquet in a list using bullet points.
Thursday 2nd July
Today's maths requires lots of thinking. It would be helpful to have some paper and a pencil, and maybe some lego bricks or other 'bits' to sort.
I wouldn't do ALL the slides. I would choose maybe 4 or 5 to have a go at.
Science - 2nd July 2020
I'm sure you have heard a lot about the problems of plastic on the telly. Lots of plastic is still tricky to recycle, lots of people don't even put the recyclable plastic in the recycling bin and we are still using FAR TOO MUCH! Lots ends up finding its way onto our beaches, into our rivers and into the sea. Scientists think that if we don't change our habits, that in 30 years times there might be more plastic than fish in the sea, which would be very sad!
So other scientists are working out ways we can use less plastic, clear up plastic rubbish and get plastic out of the sea.
You can be a scientist too and help our planet.
'Plastic Free July' has just begun, and lots of people are trying to use as little plastic as they can. Hopefully after July they can carry on their new habits.
For science, I would like you to make a poster with 5 ways your family can work together to reduce plastic waste through July (and beyond) then stick this up on your wall for your family to see. I would love to see some of your ideas. Here are mine:
1. I have bought a reusable cup, and have a refillable water bottle so if I go out for a cup of tea or cold drink I will get them to put it in my cup. This also means I won't have to buy water or pop in bottles when I am out and about.
2. I never buy fruit or vegetables wrapped in plastic if there is a choice.
3. I have switched to Quaker Oats, which just come in a recyclable cardboard box with no wrapper inside.
4. I now buy the HUGE cardboard boxes of clothes washing powder. No plastic and one cardboard box lasts months.
5. I am going to the beach every week or 2 to pick up rubbish, and put what I can in the recycling.
Today I would like you to use superlative adjectives to describe the two characters we have been thinking about- Elizabeth and Ronald. Refer back to the PowerPoint I shared with you on Monday to remind yourself of what a superlative adjective is. Here are two examples:
Elizabeth is the prettiest princess in the land.
Ronald is the meanest Prince in the land.
Wednesday 1st July
Wow! I can not believe it is July already. As it is the first day of a new month I thought it might be nice to do something a little different today for your English job. I would like you to write an acrostic poem with the word July. The first letter of each line in your poem should spell out the word July and should have something do with July. Use the template below if you'd like.
The King and Queen are very excited about their upcoming banquet and all of their friends have been invited. Now they would like you to design an outfit for them both. I’d like you to draw a picture of an outfit you have designed for the King and an outfit you have designed for the Queen. The outfits should be in a traditional style, have a look below for inspiration.
Wednesday 1st July - Maths
Today's Powerpoint is below, and if you cannot access Powerpoint I have put a simplified picture version too. Keep playing on Hit the Button too, it tests a variety of your basic skills.
Tuesday 30th June - Maths
As a change from the usual Powerpoint, today you are going to have some choices, to help you develop your understanding of money. Here are some ideas, or your grown ups may have some ideas of their own..
Uh oh! As you know in the story of The Paper Bag Princess, Prince Ronald goes missing when he is taken by the dragon. This makes Princess Elizabeth very upset. Sometimes when people, animals or things go missing people make missing posters to try ask other people to look out for the person that is missing. I would like you to do that today for Prince Ronald. You will have to think carefully about what he looks like and the last place he was seen. Maybe you could even offer a reward to the person who finds Prince Ronald. Don't forget to draw a detailed picture of him so that people know what he looks like so they can look out for him!
Monday 29th June
I am so proud of Logan W this week, who was frustrated by the amount of litter people drop, so has been doing something about it and getting it cleared up. I have done some early morning trips to South Shields sands dunes 4 or 5 times in the last few weeks, as there was an awful lot of rubbish dropped there, and have collected about 15 bags of recycling to bring home and put in the recycling bins!
What could you do to look after and improve your local area? I would love to see photos of what you do, maybe we can choose some Year 1 Environmental Stars!
Today we are going to have a go at something a little bit different. We are experts at using adjectives now so today we are going to think about comparative adjectives. A comparative adjective is a word that is used to compare one thing to another, or in this case one character to another. I'd like you to turn your attention to Ronald today and compare him to Elizabeth who we thought abut last week. What kind of character is he compared to her? Are they very different or are they similar? For example:
Ronald is nastier than Elizabeth.
So, nastier is the comparative adjective.
Can you think of any others?
We are going to imagine that we are planning a banquet at a castle. You are in charge of making sure that the King and Queen have everything they need to throw a brilliant party for all of their friends. The first thing we must do is invite people. What important details must you remember to include on an invitation?
You can decide where you would like the banquet to be. You could choose a castle you have learned about or you could imagine your own castle. Everything is up to you- use your imagination!
Friday 26th June
Good morning Year 1 and happy Friday! We hope you have had a great week and enjoyed the lovely sunshine. As usual your English job today is your Friday Journal. What have you really enjoyed this week? What are you looking forward to next week? Remember it is always a good idea to say your sentence before you write it. Count the words in your sentence using your fingers as you say them and then count the words you have written- do the numbers match? I bet I don't need to remind you of these important things, but I will anyway!
Capital letter at the start of your sentence and for names.
Finger spaces between each word.
Full stop at the end of your sentence.
Today we are going to be thinking about some different events in history that we have learned about this year and we are going to place them on a timeline. You might need a grown up to help you with this job as you may need to do some of your own research to refresh your memories. The events I would like you to put on a timeline (starting from longest ago to most recent) are;
I have attached a sheet that you might want to use if you have a printer, some scissors and glue. Otherwise you could create your own timeline on a piece of paper and place each event on yourself by drawing a picture.
Friday 26th June - Maths
Hopefully another sunny day, so a quick maths lesson for you today. I would like you to go on 'Hit the Button' (link below), click on the 'Number Bonds' section and practice your bonds to 20, and addition and subtraction within 20. If this is tricky, go back to the '10' section then work up.
Then have a lovely weekend!
Thursday 25th June - English
Today we are going to think about the main character in the story- Elizabeth. You practised sorting verbs and adjectives yesterday and today we are going to be using adjectives to describe Elizabeth. Read the adjectives on the sheet carefully and decide which adjectives you think describe her. The adjectives that are relevant to Elizabeth should be stuck or written on the target, and the adjectives that do not describe Elizabeth should be stuck or written further away from the target. We have done this for other characters before in school so hopefully you remember it! If you don't want to use the target board, simply make a list of the relevant adjectives and maybe you could add some of your own!
Today we are going to be thinking about different types of words. We are going to be sorting verbs and adjectives. Can you remember what a verb is? Can you remember what an adjective? Test yourself and then watch these videos:
Now your memory has been refreshed I have a sorting activity for you to do. I have picked out verbs and adjectives from our story 'The Paper Bag princess', your job is to read each word carefully and decide whether it is a verb or an adjective and sort them into columns.
Added challenge- can you come up with an action to match each verb?
Read the story below to a grown up. Were your predictions from yesterday correct? Today you are going to practice your comprehension skills. That means that we are going to find out how much you understand about the story as you read it. So read the story carefully and answer the questions about what you have read. Don't forget to check back in the story if you are unsure of any answers.
Follow this link to find the video links for this week's White Rose Maths activities.
This week we are going to start looking at a new story for our English lessons. The story is called 'The Paper Bag Princess' and I am very excited because it is one of my favourite stories! Today I would like you to look at the front cover and make a prediction of what you think the story might be about and what events you think might happen. Please find a picture of the front cover underneath. Think carefully about the title of the story and the illustrations.
Today we are going to learn about a castle that is very near to our homes. Can you think of a castle close to us? I was thinking about Newcastle Castle. Have you ever visited this castle? I would like you to read through the PowerPoint below to learn a little bit more about the history of the castle. Then I would like you to write 3 facts that you have learned. For this you can either use the lined writing pages in your home learning pack with space for a picture, or some of your own paper.
I can't believe it is Friday again! That means that today I would like you, as usual, to write in your Friday Journal. What have you really enjoyed about this week? What would you like to do next week?
I hope you manage to think of lots of lovely things from this week that you have enjoyed, and you all have a great weekend.
Today I would like you to make an instruction manual on how to be a good knight. Think about all the things you should do, and things that you shouldn’t do. You could use the earlier PowerPoint or your own research to help you.
We are going to use our wonderful imaginations again today. I would like you to imagine that you have climbed a beanstalk. What would you love to find at the top if you could choose anything in the world? I think I would choose a land full of puppies and dogs to play with and unlimited amounts of chocolate to eat! What would you most like to find at the top of the beanstalk?
Wednesday 17th June
Today we aren’t going to be thinking about a character in the story, but instead we are going to think about one of the story settings- the castle! We are experts at using adjectives in sentences so this shouldn’t be too tricky today. Think carefully about the adjectives you choose and how they fit into your sentences. Don’t forget to reread each sentence to make sure it makes sense!
Today we are going to learn more about the armour that knights wore. Use this fun interactive program to dress the knight and then label the knight.
Wednesday 16th June - Science and Maths
Again today, I thought we'd have a more science focus again as a mini break from all the tricky maths! Use the science powerpoint I have made to plan, draw and label a healthy meal. I would love it you then emailed me a photo of a really healthy meal you have enjoyed eating this week. I will put them together at the end of the week.
Tuesday 16th June - Science
I decided to do a mini (optional) maths lesson and bigger science lesson today for a change. The science is about fruit and vegetables and where they grow. I have put 2 powerpoints, the first is an information powerpoint, the second is a quiz and I have also put an information video for you to watch.
When you have finished, look at the worksheet I have made. Draw a tree on a piece of paper like on my worksheet (or you could print it) then see how many fruit or veg you can draw and label, deciding which grow in the tree, which grow on the ground and which grow under the ground.
We are going to think some more about the character of Jack’s Mum today. Even though she is an important character in the story, we don’t know a lot about her. I thought it might be interesting today to put ourselves in her position and think about what she might be feeling throughout the story. I’d like you to write a diary entry as Jack’s Mum reflecting on what has happened to her and what has changed for her from the beginning of the story to the end of the story. For example, how did she feel when she had to ask Jack to sell their cow, what was she thinking when Jack came home from the market with beans? Was she shocked when she looked out of her window to discover a beanstalk? Was she worried about her son when he climbed the beanstalk? And finally how does he feel now that she is rich?
We are continuing to think about Jack and the Beanstalk this week to help us with our English jobs. Today we are going to think about the character of Jack’s Mum.
Firstly, I'd like you to draw a picture of what you think she looks like.
We know that Jack and his Mum did not have a lot of money at the beginning of the story and that is why Jack’s Mum asks him to go to the market and sell their cow. However by the end of the story they are rich. I would like you to write a shopping list of all the things that you think jack and his mum would like to buy now that they are rich. You can include practical things like food, treats like cakes and chocolate and you could even include very extravagant things like a swimming pool or a pony! Let your imagination run free.
This week we are going to be thinking about knights. Today I would like you to do some research about how boys would become a knight and write down some facts that you have found out.
Use the PowerPoint below to help you.
Friday 12th June - Maths
More work on telling the time today and the start of next week.
The week AFTER next we will be coming back to money maths, and using money to recap different maths skills from through the year, so if you have any coins you can put aside, this could really help you.
On a different subject, I have decorated a new stone for Colin the Covid Snake, so will go and add it this weekend. I wonder if lots of you could decorate some more really bright, colourful stones to add with your name on? I will look out for them when I go...
Another week has passed! So as always now is the perfect time to reflect on the week by writing our Friday Journals before the weekend. We hope you have had a fun week and that you are all still enjoying your learning.
Today I would like you to draw yourself doing the job that you applied for on Wednesday. Think carefully about what your uniform would look like and any equipment you might need to help you to do your job.
You are going to use your brilliant imaginations again today. How do you think Jack must have felt when he saw the magic beanstalk in his garden? I would like you to have a think about what you would like to grow if you planted magic beans and write about it. Have a think about what it would look like and how it would make you feel.
Wednesday 10th June
The maths today is to make your own clock. You can be as creative and artistic as you like. It might be just a picture, you might figure how to make one which you can move the hands on.
Can you find out what the inside of a clock looks like online?
Which hand moves fastest? Which hand moves slowest? You might have a clock which you can take down and wind on the time. How much does the little hour hand move for each full turn the big minute hand makes?
Can you make a list of characters in Jack and the Beanstalk? Who do you think the main character is? Usually if a character’s name is mentioned in the title of the story, they are the main character. So Jack is our main character. Today I would like you to use adjectives to describe Jack. We are going to build sentences in small steps like we do at school. So first I would like you to think of adjectives to describe Jack and write them down. Then I would like you to put each adjective into a sentence, saying each one out loud. After that, I would like you to put those adjectives into sentences written down. Always remember to read your sentences to make sure they make sense.
Today I would like you to choose one of the jobs you looked at on Monday and write your own job application. Use the sheet below to help you with ideas.
Follow this link to find all videos for this week's White Rose Maths
Can you imagine how amazing it would be to climb a beanstalk? Well today you are going to use your imagination to pretend that you are Jack standing at the top of the beanstalk and looking all around you. I would like you to consider your 5 senses.
What can you see?
How do you feel?
What can you taste?
What can you smell?
What can you hear?
Use adjectives to write a descriptive paragraph. If you would like, you could draw a picture of what you can see too!
I would like you to choose one of your favourite books at home. Read your book to a grown up and talk about the story and the characters. I would like you to think of a different ending to the story. You can either write your own alternative ending down or you can say it aloud to your grown up.
We are continuing to use Jack and the Beanstalk to help us with our English jobs. Today we are going to use our non-fiction writing skills to write instructions for how to grow a beanstalk. I would like you to use a time connective at the beginning of each step (first, next, then, after that, finally) and I would like you to sequence the steps with bullet points. You could also make a list of equipment you may need to help you.
This week we are going to be thinking about different jobs that people had in castles. Read through the PowerPoint below to learn about jobs at the castle. I would like you to choose one of the jobs and write a job advertisement for it. Think about the duties you would be expected to undertake, character traits, working hours/ days and how to apply for the job. Use the sheet below to help you with ideas.
Friday 5th June
The end of the week again already! I know lots of you have been working hard on your money knowledge. If your grown-ups have any spare change see if they can put it aside then you can practice counting with it (though they may want it back after!).
I apologise to anyone who has sent photos through today, my email is playing up and annoyingly I can't get to them tonight. I will try and figure how to fix this tomorrow so I can get anything you have sent posted online. Well done for a great workout effort to the Zumba group this morning. Sadly I'm told that needed to be the last one but get yourselves onto GoNoodle to practice the dances then we can have another go next time I see you
It's Friday again so that means it's Friday Journal time again! Remember to start your Friday Journal entry with the sentence stem " This week at home I have enjoyed". Don't forget it always helps to say your sentence before you write it. Try cou ting the words on your fingers as you say the sentence. As always remember:
A sentence made longer with 'and'.
A time connective
Today I would like you to write a sentence for each part of the castle to tell me what that part was used for.
Thursday 4th June
Today we are going to think a little bit more about the characters in the story. Do you think Jack did the right thing to steal from the giant? I would like you to pretend that you are Jack and write a letter to the giant to apologise for stealing his belongings.
Today I would like you to draw a story map of Jack and the Beanstalk. Your work yesterday will help you with this job today. Draw each event of the story in the correct order on a sheet of paper. You could add a key word/ phrase or a sentence for each picture.
Today I would like you to read through the information PowerPoint about different parts of a castle then I would like you to draw a castle and try to include all of the parts you have learnt about in the PowerPoint. I would also like you to label your castle with the name of each part.
Tuesday 2nd June - Maths
Today is the last day of 'counting to 100' work before we move onto 'money'. Therefore I decided the best way to revise is playing the games, so I have added the links below.
This morning's dance crew - you were awesome! I have had technical advice and couldn't figure what happened with the sound, so if you are joining me again in the morning, have some music ready and you can just all mute your zoom while we dance! Here is the link:
Meeting ID: 711 3364 9796
This week we are going to be thinking about Jack and the Beanstalk. This is a very familiar story to most of us so today I would like you to retell the story to someone in your house. Try to remember all of the character’s names and important events in the correct order. You could turn this into a drama activity and act the story out.
Have a go at this Jack and the Beanstalk reading comprehension. You could either write your answers on a piece of paper or say your answers to a grown up.
Monday 1st June
Welcome to June! Your maths is below as usual, with a little animal challenge mixed in! For anyone who is planning on logging onto Zoom at 9:30am tomorrow these are the details again:
Meeting ID: 741 3893 0731
Please try and be on by 9:35am latest if you are joining us as I'll not be able to let people in once we've started (I'd have to keep pausing the video!) We'll see if it works/how it works!
As our new topic for this half term is castles, all of our English work will be around stories involving castles. Today I would like you to think of as many stories as you can that involve castles. I would like you to make a list of your stories using bullet points. You could even challenge somebody else in your house to see who can think of the most stories!
I would like you to watch this video today as an introduction to our new topic castles. Look carefully at the images of the castles in the video as this week we are going to think about the different parts of castles and what they were used for.
Friday 29th May
I can't believe it's nearly the end of May!!
1. Maths today is ordering numbers to 100. There are slides as usual to help, but the best thing that you can do is have a go on the caterpillar and/or coconut game, selecting the numbers to 100 option.
2. Optional science is making 'Oobleck'. Very satisfying. It just needs cornflour.
3. Some of you may have seen the colourful stone snake which has been started in the park by the pond. It would be brilliant if more of you could paint a stone to add to it. We are going to see if we can get the snake long enough to go all the way around the pond!! Can you spot the rainbow rock which I decorated? (it has my name on!) Billy and Emily B have already put theirs there too. Maybe if you do one, you could put your name or initials on too for your friends to spot.
Thursday 28th May
You will be pleased to know that today's maths is making and playing a game You will just need some pieces of card or paper to write on - I have made you instructions on the slides.
As under normal circumstances this week would be May half term I have decided that English lessons this week will be slightly more fun and interactive. I will be posting links to games/ websites/ activity ideas. You can pick and choose what you would like to do. Remember the most important and best thing you can do is to keep reading everyday.
Our next Creative Curriculum topic is castles. Your challenge over this half term week is to build your own castle. You can use whatever you like to build your castle- let your imagination run wild! Don't forget to send pictures to us and have fun!
Monday 25th May
I've put the exercise links first today - you could do these to get wide awake before you start. They are grown-up friendly too, so you could get your grown-ups joining in to keep them fit!
As you know, next week is both a bank holiday and half term week. Therefore, many of you might choose to have a school work free week, and use the week to relax, do projects, get crafty or whatever else you enjoy. However, a few parents (and children) are preferring to keep to a weekday routine. Therefore, we will continue to put up lessons/activities next week, but as always these are just here for those who would like them.
Friday White Rose Family Challenge
Here is your Friday maths challenge. Challenge 1 is probably most suited to Year 1
As always today I would like you to reflect on the week and write in your Friday journal. Take this is a speaking and listening opportunity to ask your grown ups what they have enjoyed this week and take some time to plan activities for next week that in normal circumstances would have been May half term.
Use 'and' to make your sentences longer.
Friday (or weekend) Science
Which of your senses do you use to taste food? Does food taste different if you cannot see or smell it? Get your grown up to find a little selection of foods to taste. Put on a blindfold and hold your nose. Taste the different foods. What are they? Try each one the first time with the blindfold AND holding your nose, then a second time just with the blindfold.
Ahoy year 1!
Thank you for your help after my last letter to you, you were right I was in North America. Did you manage to label it on your map? I had a fantastic time in North America but as you know by now I don't like to stay in one continent for too long! I have travelled south. Do you know compass directions? I have seen the most amazing things in this mostly very hot continent. I have sailed my ship down past the Amazon Rainforest. I have been to watch a football match of a team playing in bright yellow shirts. I have seen a huge statue called Christ the Redeemer. Can you guess where I am and label it on your map?
Thursday 21st May
I have attached a link to a hundred splat square below, for if you would like this to help with your numbers to 100. It's the one we use in class which makes the fun noises...
Today for your English job I would like you to have a go at this interactive lesson on BBC Bitesize. It is a fun way to practice phonics sounds and being able to use them in our writing- this is such an important skill and something that we need to keep reminding ourselves of so that we don't forget. Have fun!
Read the story carefully and then answer the comprehension questions. Remember if you are unsure of the answer you can read the story again to help.
Wednesday 20th May
Good morning Year 1, hope you are enjoying your week so far! Today for your English job I would like you to have a think about the continent Pirate Pete is visiting. Did you manage to guess yesterday that he is in North America? Some of the best theme parks in the world are in North America so today I thought it might be fun for you to design your own theme park! You will need to think of a name for your theme park and design some different rides and attractions. You could draw your theme park, build it with Lego, draw it on a computer program- use your imagination! Once you have designed your theme park I would like you to write a paragraph to advertise your park. Your advert should make people really want to visit your theme park so think carefully about interesting and exciting words you could use.
Have a go at the interactive lesson to learn more about North America.
Wednesday 20th May - Maths
Again, there are a couple of sheets in your pack which will support you with today's maths. I have put a picture of the sheets on the last slide. You could have a quick game of Hit the Button halves as well, maybe you could keep a record of your score each time to try and beat it!
Tuesday 19th May
You might want to start with 5 minutes on Hit the Button practicing your halves.
Then today's maths is looking at quarters. If you split something into quarters, you are splitting it into 4 equal parts. Can you find anything you can cut, break or share into quarters?
If you have picked up your latest pack, there are a couple of good sheets to help you practice your quarters, using your coloured pencils to colour a quarter of each shape.
White Rose Maths
Today I would like you to design your own pirate map of your house and surrounding area. You can label each part of your map sounding out any unfamiliar words. Think carefully about what you can see when you go for a walk near your home and what you can see when you look out of your window. For an extra challenge can you add an adjective to describe each place? E.g beautiful park, super shop etc.
Ahoy Year 1!
Thank you for all of your help so far, because of you I have had an epic journey around many continents of the world but I need your help again! I have arrived at a new continent. I have seen The White House, The Grand Canyon, Mount Rushmore and the Statue of Liberty. I had such a fun time visiting Micky Mouse in Disney World. The president's name is Donald Trump. Where in the world am I?
Where do you think Pirate Pete is now? Can you label this continent on your map and write about it in your continents book?
Today I would like you to practice your sentence writing skills. Below I have put up a link to a writing activity with picture prompts and key words to help you and give you ideas. You can either print a sheet off to write your sentences on, or simply use your own paper and have the prompts on your screen.
Today is Friday Journal day, the perfect time to reflect on the week and think about all the fun and lovely times you have had at home. Talk with your grown ups about your week and listen to them about what they have enjoyed too. Then you will be ready to write all about it.
This week at home I have enjoyed giving my dog Buddy a haircut. His hair was getting very long and making him too hot walking in the sunshine. I have also enjoyed making crunchie tiffin using a recipe Miss Procter sent me. I enjoyed eating it even more!
Today I would like you to have a go at this online lesson all about Africa to find out some more information about this amazing continent.
Thursday 14th May
White Rose Maths
Ahoy Year 1,
Thank you for your letters yesterday. The continent that I am in right now is very hot as I am very close to the equator. Do you know what the equator is? Maybe you could find out more about it! I have seen some amazing animals in this continent. I have seen elephants, lions, tigers, rhinos and zebras! Can you guess where I am? I haven’t seen my pirate crew in quite a while now and I would love to tell them about this amazing continent. Could you help me? I’d like you to send a postcard to my good mate Pirate Paul describing this continent for me.
So, can you guess where Pirate Pete is?
Have a look at this information PowerPoint all about Africa and write a postcard to Pirate Paul.
Wednesday 13th May
Happy Wednesday! Today's maths lesson and another game to practice your skills is posted below as always!
Just a note: the school are also now posting the daily 'White Rose Maths' sheets. This is not connected to the lesson I have posted. We were informed some parents were using this free resource, which is now no longer free, so we are putting it up for those parents For anyone else, please don't let this confuse you, I promise I am not suddenly setting double work!
I've posted an optional science experiment too, might be one you'd like to try, or save until the weekend.
Thank you for your help yesterday Year 1 Pirate Pete has been found! But you know what he is like, he doesn’t know where he is! I would like you to write a letter to him today to ask him about where he is so that we can use his clues when he writes back to us to work out where he is in the world. Think about the questions you would like to ask him to find out some important clues. Maybe you could ask about the weather, animals he has seen, human features he has seen and physical features he has seen. I will email them to Pirate Pete!
Have a go at this Pirate reading activity.
Tuesday 12th May
For today's maths, start with the video below, put the sound on mute and try and give the directions yourself. Once you have worked through the slides, the link to the pirate game is underneath.
For your exercise, I have posted the links again below, you could choose Zumba or a fitness workout again.
White Rose Maths
Good morning Year 1. I haven’t heard from Pirate Pete in a little while and I wondered if you could help me. I’d like you to create a missing persons poster for him. We know that he loves to travel the world but we don’t know where he is right now! Missing persons posters describe what the person looks like, tells you where the person was last seen and includes a picture of the person. I hope we can find him!
Today I would like you to choose a famous pirate from the PowerPoint and create a fact file about them with facts you have learnt. Don’t forget to draw a picture too!
Monday 11th May
Good morning all!
I hope you all had a lovely, relaxing weekend! Your maths for today is below, and underneath I have put 2 links for either a fitness workout or a zumba dance workout. You could stick with Joe, or if you are ready for a change you could pick a different one of these each day. I'll keep posting the links so they don't disappear down the page.
I know I promised challenges too, you can find these on the Year 1EC class page so that they didn't get muddled with your work here.
White Rose Maths
I will be posting a daily link to an additional optional maths lesson from White Rose Hub.
Today is the day to write the final part of our stories. How is the problem going to be solved? Think about what your character can do to come up with a solution. Will your story have a happy ending? Think about stories that you know for inspiration.
*Note for grown ups- at this stage children are not expected to write overly detailed stories. As long as their story clear beginning, middle and end in three parts a couple of sentences is enough for each part.
Journal- As we didn't write a Friday Journal last week maybe you could write a list of 3 things you would like to do this week/ are looking forward to this week.
Today I would like you to label Asia on your map and I would like you to write up any information you have found out about Asia in your continents book to help Pirate Pete with his journey. First test yourself to see how much you remember but if you are struggling to remember anything after the weekend have a look back at the video from Thursday to remind you.
Friday 8th May
Completely optional Maths and Science below, as it's a bank holiday 1) because I forgot it was a bank holiday when I was planning and 2) because I know some of you like to keep on your routine. The maths is just making and playing a game though, and the science is just drawing a picture.
I've decided I will post the challenge tomorrow afternoon, then it doesn't get muddled in with the maths and science!
Thursday 7th May
Hello Year 1! Today's maths is below as usual. I forgot it was a bank holiday tomorrow so I have maths ready! I will put it up tomorrow anyway for those of you who are enjoying your routine, but you are perfectly entitled to have a relax day instead.
Having said that, I have a great idea for a bank holiday weekend challenge which I think some of you might enjoy! Watch this space, I'll have the information up here by Friday morning!
Today I would like you to think of a problem that your character might face. Are they lost? Has their parrot flown away? Think about how your pirate feels when they are faced with this problem and use adjectives to describe their emotions. This is the middle of your story, so don’t write about how the problem is solved today!
I would like you to have a think about your favourite story book that you have in your house. First read your book to yourself and then read your book to someone else in your house. Then answer the following questions:
Who is the author of this story?
Who illustrated this story?
Who is the main character?
How does the story end?
Why is it your favourite story?
Who else do you think would enjoy this book?
Wednesday 6th May
If you haven't seen it already, then I very much recommend you and your grown-ups start your day watching the video link below. A lovely poem to get us all thinking. Do you think there is anything you might do different after the lockdown compared to before...? What have you especially enjoyed?
On a different subject, I have heard that Ella has drawn penguins and Australian animals to go in her window for you to spot, and Joshua has drawn an otter. Have any of you spotted any of your friends' window animals yet?
I think you will be getting pretty good a identifying plants and flowers not so I thought we'd get a bit trickier. Today's hunt is trying to identifying trees, so you need to get close to see the shape of the leaves. If the Tuesday's night weather forecast is right then I think today should be sunny, so a nice day to get out hunting. Did you know a scientist who studies trees is called an Arborist?
Today we are going to start our pirate stories about our very own pirates. This is the beginning of your story so you should introduce your character to the reader. This is where yesterday’s activity comes in useful to help you. You should also think about describing the setting of the story- the pirate ship. Think about how you could use adjectives to describe your pirate’s ship. This sets u the story for the reader and it should make the reader want to continue reading the rest of the story that you will write during the rest of this week.
Ahoy year 1,
Thank you for finding out more about the UK. I am a pirate who travels the world but I think it is very important to learn about where you are from me hearties!
I have set sail again and as you know by now I am not the best pirate as I keep getting lost! I am in a new continent now. This is the biggest continent in the world! It has 48 countries. Some countries here are very hot and some are cold. The biggest country in this continent is Russia, which is also the biggest country in the whole world! I have also visited China, India and Japan. Where in the world am I?
Follow the link below to learn more about today's mystery continent!
Tuesday 5th May - Maths
Today you are working on doubling numbers. I made myself a 'Doubling Ladybird' and used Cheerios to help me (see my picture on the last slide!)