Year 1

 
Welcome to Year 1s' class page
 
Our P.E. days are Wednesday and Thursday and children need to bring their bookbag everyday.
 
 
 
Homework:
This half term your child will bring home two reading books everyday and keywords. Please try to read at least three times in a week.
 
 
Phonics Games:
Why don't you try Phonics Playhttp://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/PicnicOnPluto.html
the Obb and Bob game.
 
Maths games:
Why not try ICT games.
 
Welcome to our classroom
 
 
 
The information below should help to support your child's learning at home.
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Our Work This Spring Term
 
 
Maths
Numbers up to 50
Whole/Part modelling within 20
Addition and Subtraction within 20
Introducing Length and Height
Introducing Weight and Volume
Comparing and Ordering Numbers up to 50
Counting in 2's and 5's
Solving word Problems
Finding and Comparing Number Bonds
 
English
Handwriting, Correct Letter Formation
Sentence Structuring, remembering full stops, capital letters, finger spaces, sounding words out carefully (applying what we have learnt in Letters and Sounds).
Re-reading our writing to edit and improve
Non Chronological Report Writing
Rhyming and Alliteration
Adjectives
Verbs
Time Adverbials
Conjunctions
History/Geography
Old/New Toys, comparing their features and the materials from which they are made.
Computing
Debugging simple Programs
Understanding and Using a Keyboard
Using Word Processing Skills to Edit Work
Art
 Looking at the Artist Claes Oldenburg and his work on 3D sculptures.
DT
Using levers to create moving pictures.
Creating simple free standing 3D sculptures.
Understanding shapes and methods of connecting.
RE
Introduction to Islam
Christianity: Jesus
 
 
Talk for Writing
From Reception the children learn to write using 'talk for writing', this uses pictures and photographs to plan a piece of writing and then use this as a guide to produce their work.
Here is an example...
 
 
Home Learning
 
The following activities will be set daily for the children via Class Dojo:
 
Monday-Friday
 
A Maths Activity: We will alternate between 'My Maths' and a practical maths activity. When completing a practical activity then we would ask parents/children to send a picture of it via Class Dojo.
 
A Phonic Activity: This will be either a 'Phonics Play' session (a link will be given) or a practical phonics activity.
 
An English Activity: At least 1 activity a week will be based upon a book that the children have read for pleasure at home, eg, a book review, an alternative ending or writing another chapter.
 
A Daily Story: This will be a recorded story read by a staff member for the children to listen to on Class Dojo.
 
A Daily Read For Pleasure.
 
A Kahoots Quiz: Once a week we will have a Kahoots Quiz where the children can login at a certain time to play the quiz with the rest of their class.
 
A Special Topic: Once a week the children will be set a special activity which could be something like planting a seed or baking a cake or take a flower apart and label the parts that you can see...
 
All activities will be set through Class Dojo.
Many Thanks
Mrs Smith
Here are some website which may be useful to practice Maths and English at home.
 
 
Phonics Play using the username - march20 password: home
My Maths
Lexia
Oxford Reading Buddy
Supermovers on the BBC
Joe Wicks on youtube
twinkl
Classroom Secrets
White Rose Maths
Oxfordowl.co.uk (advice for parents/phonics and useful videos)
 
Useful Apps to download if possible...
ALEX
Scratch
Bee Bots
 
 
 
 
 
Monday 23rd March 2020
 
Hi year 1, here are your tasks for Monday...
 
Maths: Please complete 30 mins 'My Maths'.
 
Phonics: Please log on to 'phonics Play ' and re-cap the Phase 3 Pirate Treasure/Trash Game.
 
English: Make a sandwich for lunch and write a set of instructions to tell someone else how to make it. Remember your 'time adverbials' year one... First, Next, After that, Then,Finally
 
Art/Craft: Can you make an observational drawing of a flower or plant, or make a 3D model of one using junk materials.
 
 
Your Challenge Task which will last all week: A Scavenger Hunt...
Can you find, draw and label something that is...
Shiny
rough
smooth
man-made
hard
soft
edible
natural
bendy
stretchty
Tuesday 24th March 2020
 
Maths: Use one of your shoes to measure how long 10 objects around your house are. Draw each object and record how many shoes long it is.
 
Phonics: Make 2 sets of cards with the 'real' and 'nonsense' words below. Play matching pairs and snap with them (reading them as you go along) and then sort them into 2 piles, a pile of 'real' words and a pile of 'nonsense' ones...
 
WORDS:
think
soap
night
soil
fair
foap
thip
terp
zoi
quip
 
English: Read or retell one of your favourite stories to a grown up. Draw a picture of it and write 8 full sentences about it. Remember to use the conjunctions, 'and', 'so' and 'but' to extend your sentences and take care to make sure that its your best handwriting. Extra Dojo point for adding some super exciting adjectives too.
 
Science: Plant a seed and make/start a 'seed diary'. Record what you have done so far with sentences, pictures and labels and then keep updating your diary every week with the changes that you can see.
 
Remember that you still have the weekly 'Scavenger Hunt' challenge too.
 
Well done on a fantastic day today year 1, hope you have another great day tomorrow.
Keep sending your photos and videos to me.
Speak to you tomorrow, Mrs S x
Wednesday 25th March 2020
 
Maths: 30 mins 'My Maths'.
 
Phonics: Free 'Phonics Play' (if the server is down, if not, Log- in : march 20, Password: home) Revise Phase 3 Dragon's Den.
 
English: Pick a character from you favourite story from yesterday and describe them using some interesting adjectives. Use full sentences and draw your character too.
 
Art/Science: Go outside and find some leaves. Look carefully at them and draw them/ print with them or use them to make a collage.
 
EXTRA CHALLENGE: Make a spaceship using whatever you like, junk modelling, Lego, paints, pens, play dough...
 
Another fantastic day's work Year 1. Keep it up you're AWESOME!!!
Mrs S x
Thursday 25th March 2020
 
Maths: With a piece of string, find, draw and label 10 things that are longer than your string and 10 things that are shorter (go outside into the garden too if the weather is good).
 
Phonics: Look through some books and make a list of any words with the 'ear', 'igh', 'air' or 'ure' trigraphs in them. How many can you find?
 
English: DRAMA- Make some stick puppets (tape them to spoons if you need to...) of the characters from your favourite story and create/perform a puppet show of the story.
 
Yoga Time: You Tube, yoga for kids (1/2 hour ish sessions related to a story) FUN, FUN, FUN !!! - Year 1, grown ups must join in too!
 
STAR CHALLENGE: Can you make a boat that will float and hold a small toy?
 
More fantastic work today year 1, WELL DONE!!
Mrs S
Friday 26th March 2020
 
Maths: 30 minutes of 'My Maths'.
 
English: Think about all of the 'fairy tales' that you know. Pick your favourite 5 and then make a list of...
1. The characters within each one.
2. The main settings within each one.
3. The problem that happened within each one.
4. The happy ending within each one.
 
Reading: Go and read/share a book in a place around your house (inside or outside) that you usually wouldn't read a book and send me a picture. Extra Dojo points for the most unusual place.
 
PSHE: Make a medal for the grown up that has been looking after you and teaching you from home this week as a 'Well Done!' and 'Thank you'.
 
Enjoy some Friday GOLDEN TIME and let me know what you get up to.
 
An act of kindness: Please try to feed the birds in your garden, they must be missing your playground snack crumbs.
 
Well done on your first full week at home school year 1, you've all been amazing for your grown ups and I'm very proud of all of your efforts.
Mrs S X
 
Monday 30th March 2020
 
WEEKLY CHALLENGE: Decorate an egg for a competition.
 
Maths : 30 mins 'My Maths'.
 
English: Make a fact file about yourself, writing in full sentences. What is your favourite...
food
colour
sport
animal
song
TV show
toy
 
Phonics: Trash or Treasure, make a set of cards with 10 real and 10 nonsense words on them and take it in turns to turn 1 over and read it by 'sounding out'. Make a pile of real and nonsense words.
 
Reading: Use the internet to find out 3 facts about Easter.
 
Art/Craft: Make a nest for a chick using whatever you can find.
 
Tuesday 31st March 2020
 
Maths:
Get a tin from you cupboard and find/draw 10 things that are 'Heavier' and 10 things that are 'Lighter' than it.
 
English: Write a set of instructions for making chocolate Easter krispie cakes (..and make them if you can).
 
Phonics: Play any Phase 4 game that you like.
 
Reading: Read me a story, video it and upload it to your dojo portfolio.
 
Wednesday 1st April 2020
 
Maths: 30 mins of 'My Maths'
 
English: Write an Easter poemie, 'At Easter we...' or 'E is for...'
 
Phonics: Choose a book and make a list of how many split digraph a-e (ie, have), I-e (ie, hive),o-e (ie, home) that you can find.
 
PE: Learn 'The Birdie Song' dance (your grown-up's must join in too!)
 
Thursday 2nd April 2020
 
Maths: Compare the weight of objects...
A ------- is lighter than -------
A ------- is heavier than -------
 
English: Write a letter to me telling me all about this week so far. Remember full sentences and adjectives.
 
Phonics: Watch 'ALPHABLOCKS' on you tube.
 
Art: Make an Easter bonnet or basket.
 
Friday 3rd April 2020
 
Maths: 30 mins 'My Maths'
 
English: Make an Easter holiday scrapbook to stick photos into.
 
Reading: Read together with your grown ups or to you favourite teddy.
 
FINALLY, EAT A LOT OF CHOCOLATE AND CHILL!!!
EASTER HOLIDAY PROJECT
 
Please can you still continue with daily 'My Maths' and Reading too.
 
PIRATES
 
You are Captain of a Pirate Ship and a crew and here are your tasks...
 
1. Make a treasure map to help your crew to find treasure on your Treasure Island.
 
2. Design a flag for your ship and create a name badge with your Captain name on it.
 
3. Design an outfit for yourself and one for your crew.
 
4. Draw and label your ship.
 
5. Make a pirate telescope.
 
6. Write a list of jobs for your crew and a set of rules too.
 
7. Make a treasure chest and fill it with stolen treasure from around your house.
 
8. Make a model of your ships parrot and give it a name.
 
9.Make a 'REWARD' poster for your capture as Captain, include a picture of yourself an a description.
 
10. Design and make your own eye patch.
 
11.Make a 'tinfoil' doubloon.
 
12. Design your own Captains hat.
 
 
PLEASE REMEMBER TO SEND LOTS OF PHOTOS AND VIDEOS AND STAY SAFE 'ME HEARTIES' !!! 
Captain Smith xxx
 
 
 
 
 
Monday 20th April 2020
 
English
Choose an underwater animal, research 6 interesting facts about it and write them out in full sentences using your best handwriting.
Draw a picture of your animal and label it.
 
Maths
Take a look around your house and complete a chart using drawings and labels, of as many things that you can find that are cube, cuboid, cylinder or sphere shaped.
 
Phonics
30 minutes of Lexia.
 
Reading
Read a book to your grown up.
 
Science
Start a weather diary for the week and record the weather every day with pictures and sentences.
 
WEEKLY CHALLENGE: Complete your Easter Diary.
 
 
Tuesday 21st April 2020
 
English
Design and label an aquarium for your sea creature. Think about adding ornaments, coral, rocks and shells etc...
 
Maths
My Maths 30 mins (minimum)
 
Phonics
Phonics Play, any Phase 4 activity.
 
Handwriting
Copy out these sentences in your neatest handwriting. Take your time and make sure that you remember which graphemes (letter shapes) are tall, short and which hang underneath the line...
 
1. It has been a very strange day today in my house.
 
2. Would you like to stay and play at my house tomorrow morning?
 
3. It is my birthday today, would you like some cake?
 
Art/Design
Make a model of your sea creature using whatever materials you like.
 
 
Wednesday 22nd April 2020
 
English
Plan a story about your sea creature but don't write it yet. Write down some ideas about your characters, settings, problem/adventure and ending.
 
Maths
Features of 3D shapes: Work out how many corners, faces and edges each of these 3D shapes have...
cube
cuboid
cylinder
sphere
 
Phonics
Make a list of as many compound words as you can think of (use some books to help you)..
ie, lighthouse (light -house)
     toothbrush (tooth-brush)
    sunshine (sun-shine)
 
Reading
Look through your kitchen cupboards and read some of the labels on the tins and packages to your grown up.
 
Science
(Continue with your Weather Diary)
Divide a piece of paper into 4 using a pencil and ruler and write the names of the four seasons, one at the top of each box. Draw/write/label all of the things that remind you of each of the seasons.
 
Thursday 23rd April 2020
 
English
Using your story plan begin to write your 'Sea Creature' story. Take your time and remember, super handwriting, great adjectives and conjunctions to make your sentences FANTASTIC!!!
 
Maths
My Maths - 30 mins (minimum)
 
Phonics/Handwriting
Please can you dictate these sentences to your child for them to write independently and remind them to think about listening  for digraphs (2 letters making 1 sound) and trigraphs (3 letters making 1 sound)...
 
1. The chair was left next to the stairs.
2. A goat with a red coat was left sat in a boat.
3. A farmer has chicks, sheep and cows.
 
Art/Design
Can you make a fishing rod with your own sea creature attached to the end of it. You could use a stick or a tube with string or wool for the fishing line...BE CREATIVE!!!
 
Friday 24th April 2020
 
English
Re-read your story so far and complete it. Draw an illustration to go with it.
 
Reading
Make a video of you reading your sea creature story to me.
 
Maths
3D Shape Quiz...
1. Which 3D shapes can you roll?
2. Which 3D shapes are difficult to build with? Why?
3. Which 3D shape has faces all the same size?
4. Which 3D shape has 2 circular faces?
5. Which 3D shape has 4 long edges and 8 short edges?
 
GOLDEN TIME - ENJOY!!!
 
 
Monday 27th April 2020
 
English
Can you make a list of as many verbs as you can think of. Think about all of the things that you can do with your bodies...
ie, running, jumping, smiling etc...
 
Maths
My Maths 30 minutes (minimum)
 
Phonics
Phonics Play, phase 4 any game.
 
Reading
Open a window downstairs and, with a grown up, read a story out loud to people in your street.
 
Science
Design a 'Healthy' lunchbox and explain to your grown up why you have chosen to include the things that you have.
 
Tuesday 28th April 2020
 
English
Choose 4 of your verbs from yesterday and complete the sentence below in your neatest handwriting for each verb...
Today I was (jumping), yesterday I (jumped) and tomorrow I will (jump).
 
Maths
Using 'number lines', 'whole/part models' or 'tens frames' to complete the calculations below...
 
8+_=12
_+7=14
10+_=20
_+15=19
14+_=22
 
23-_=19
15-_=7
18-_=4
12-_=0
20-_=3
 
Phonics
Matching pairs
Please can you make a set of matching pair cards with compound words on them and play a game of snap...
ie, lighthouse (light-house)
    sunshine (sun-shine)
    matchbox (match-box)
 
Reading
Oxford Reading Buddies 30 minutes (minimum)
 
Art/Craft
Make a sock puppet and make a video of your puppet singing a song or saying some nursery rhymes.
 
Wednesday 29th April 2020
 
English
Write 5 sentences with a verb and an adjective in each one.
Remember 'your best hand writing'.
 
Maths
My Maths 30 minutes (minimum)
 
Phonics
Lexia 30 minutes (minimum)
 
Reading
Share a story with your grown up, let them read a page and then you read the next one.
 
Science
Write a 'Healthy' shopping list and an 'Unhealthy' one. You can add pictures to colour too.
 
Thursday 30th April 2020
 
Maths
Ask your grown up to set you 10 more addition and subtraction calculations to work out, just like we did on Tuesday. Make sure that they don't make them too easy though!!!
 
English
Write down as many foods as you can think of that begin with each letter of the alphabet.
 
Reading
Use youtube to watch an episode of 'The Magic Key' (Oxford Reading Tree Books).
 
Phonics
Make a set of matching pairs cards using rhyming words and play the game (you could pair up a real and a nonsense rhyming word as an extra challenge).
 
Science
'Balloons' : What can you do with a balloon?
 
Friday 1st May 2020
 
Maths
My Maths 30 minutes (minimum)
 
English
Write a 'Healthy' menu, with a starter, main meal, side dish, desert and a drink.
 
Reading/Phonics
Lexia 30 minutes (minimum)
 
GOLDEN TIME- ENJOY!!!
Star Challenge: Take some very close up photographs of things around your house and challenge Mrs Smith to try and guess what they are!!!
 
 
Monday 4th May 2020
 
Maths
My Maths 30 minutes (minimum)
 
English
Hide something in your house and write your grown up's a set of instructions to help them to find it...Remember to be really 'Sneaky' and make them look absolutely everywhere for what you have hidden. 
 
Phonics
Watch some Alphablocks, look for episodes that show digraphs or trigraphs.
 
Reading
Oxford Reading Buddies, 30 minutes (minimum)
 
Information Technology
Challenge your grown up to complete as many levels of ALEX as they can against you. (ALEX is a free APP to download and teaches simple programming and debugging, and its really fun)
 
Art
Make a photo frame from sticks, twigs and leaves for one of your favourite family photographs.
 
Tuesday 5th May 2020
 
Maths
Explode the number '26'...
ie, your age +_ =26
     your house number +/- = 26
     _+_ = 26
    My mums age +/- _ = 26
 
English
Write a set of instructions for brushing your teeth. Remember time adverbials, first, next, then, after that, finally. Challenge your grown up to follow your instructions and to use them to brush their teeth (Reading activity also)
 
Science
Make a jelly or melt some chocolate if you can, can you make them go from solid to liquid and then to solid again ? Can you make a video of this and explain to me what you have noticed ?
 
Wednesday 6th May 2020
 
Maths
My Maths 30 minutes (minimum)
 
English
Write a magic potion to create the 'Perfect Friend'...
ie, Add a sprinkle of kindness,
     Add a dash of...
    Add a shake of...
    Add a splash of...
    Add a drop of...
    Add a handful of...
    Add a cupful of...
 
Reading/Phonics
Lexia 30 minutes (minimum)
 
Art
Make a portrait of your 'Hero' and explain to your grown up why you think that they are a hero.
 
Thursday 7th May 2020
 
Maths
What is number 45 ? (same principle as Tuesday's 'Explode 26' lesson)
 
English
Write a letter to one or more of your friends in our class, let them know all about what you have been up to.
 
Reading
Oxford Reading Buddies 30 minutes (minimum)
 
Science
Describe to 'Martin' the alien exactly what Earth is like...
 
Friday 8th May 2020
 
English
Write a message to Mrs Dodd explaining what you would like to have on our KS1 playground. Tell her what you would like and why you would like it. I'll keep them for her and share them with her when we are back in school.
 
Maths
My Maths 30 minutes (minimum)
 
Phonics
Alphablocks or Phonics Play... you decide 30 minutes (minimum)
 
Art
Make a Culcheth Community Primary School Year 1 poster to put in your window. Let everyone know what we have been doing whilst we've been away from school. Take a photo of your poster in your window and send it to me.
 
WEEKLY STAR CHALLENGE: Can you make a musical instrument that you can make a sound with???
Still missing you lots and still so very proud of your efforts at home x Mrs S
 
 
 
Monday 11th May 2020
 
English
I have a huge chocolate bar to give away when we get back to school. Write me a letter to convince me that you should win the chocolate bar. I'm going to be looking at super handwriting too xxx
 
Maths
My Maths of White Rose Maths activities, 30 minutes (minimum).
 
Phonics
Share the 'Apples and Bananas' song and the 'Old MacDonald has some vowels' song with your grown ups.
YouTube, search: vowel songs for kids
I apologise in advance for making you learn these songs grown ups, they tend to stick in your head.
 
Reading
Oxford Reading Buddies, 30 minutes (minimum).
 
Art/Design
Design your perfect ice-cream sundae.
What flavours of ice-cream would you use? and which toppings?
Would you pick fruit, sweets, wafers and sauces ?
Draw a picture of it and write a list of the ingredients that you have selected.
 
Tuesday 12th May 2020
 
Maths
Can you work out these problems that Mrs Smith can't do...?
1. If there are 20 people on a bus and 13 get off how many are left?
2. Bob bought 17 sweets and ate 5, how many did he have left?
3. A squirrel found 11 nuts in my garden and then 6 more next door, how many did he find altogether?
4. Mr Chesworth had 17 chocolate biscuits, he ate 3 and Mrs Smith ate 2 more, how many were left for Mrs Dodd?
5.Miss Lea has 20 children in her class but only 14 have done their homework, how many children haven't?
 
English
Make a video of you reading these questions to your grown ups...
 
1. What have you loved about home schooling?
2. What have I been really good at?
3. What has been the most difficult thing?
4. Would you like to be a teacher?
 
Phonics
Lexia, 30 minutes (minimum)
 
Reading
Make a 'Den' and go inside and read one of your favourite stories.
 
Science
Can you make a frozen ice-pop?
Take a picture of it and send it later to me in the week before you eat it!!!
 
Wednesday 13th May 2020
 
Maths
My Maths, 30 minutes (minimum)
 
English
What would you like to be when you grow up?
Write and tell me using your neatest handwriting and super full sentences.
 
Reading/PhonicsOxford Reading Buddies, 30 minutes (minimum)
 
Geography
Can you draw a map to show me which way you travel to school? Can you shown me the main places/things that you travel past?
 
Art/Craft
Can you make a rainbow caterpillar to stick on your bedroom window?
Take a picture of it to show me.
 
Thursday 14th May 2020
 
Maths
Can you solve some more maths problems that your grown ups have written for you?
Don't make them too easy grown ups...
 
English
If you could take a trip on a 'Magic Carpet' where would you go to and why?
 
Reading
Can you make your own bookmark?
Take a photograph of it and send it to me.
 
Phonics
Practise writing these common exception words...
said
came
there
some
then
because
 
Science
Make a birdbath for your garden. Think back to our 'Material' topic in Science, your birdbath would need to be able to hold water.
 
Friday 15th May 2020
 
Maths
My Maths, 30 minutes (minimum)
 
English
Write an invitation to invite your grown ups to a carpet picnic lunch today and decorate it.
 
FAMILY TIME
Enjoy a super family carpet picnic for lunch and send me some photographs.
Have a 'FUN FILLED' family afternoon.
 
WEEKLY CHALLENGE:
Can you create a word search for your grown ups to complete?
 
Stay Safe and keep trying your very best to show your grown ups how AMAZING you all are xxx Mrs Smith
 
 
Week Beginning Monday 18th May 2020
 
YEAR ONE SPORTS WEEK
 
Hi year 1, I know that this should be our annual 'Arts Week' if we were in school so I thought that it would be FUN to try and have our own sports week at home...
I have put together some ideas that you might like to try, but please feel free to add some of your own ideas/activities. Don't forget to video/photograph them and send them on dojo though!
 
1.Make an 'Assault Course' for a mouse, use either junk modelling or lego or draw a picture of it.
 
2.Design and make a winners medal and certificate for a sporting event.
 
3. Can you make a 'Winners Trophy'?...be CREATIVE!!!
 
4. Design a 'Workout' for your grown ups and take a photograph of them doing it.
 
5. Invent a game that you can play with a ball and test it out.
 
6.Have your grown up time how many of these actions you can do in a minute...
Star Jumps
Bunny Hops
Lunges
Press Ups
Squats
etc...
 
7. Design your own school PE Kit.
 
8. Make an 'A&P Curran Sports Spinner' (Annie and Poppy from our class, made a giant circular spinner divided up into eight 'pizza' like sections with an action written in each slice. Spin it and do the action, you could challenge your grown ups too!!!)
 
9. Play 'Catch' with an uncooked egg, can you and your grown up move further apart from each other? How far will you get before one of you drops it?
 
10. Challenge your family to an 'Egg and Spoon' race with a real egg...
 
11. Can you create a 'Dribbling' Obstacle Course that you and your family can complete somewhere safe outside.
 
12. Find out as many facts as you can about the Olympic Games.
 
13. Make your own Olympic Rings poster using whatever art/craft resources you would like.
 
14. Imagine you are an Olympic Gold medallist, show me your victory dance and video it.
 
15. Can you make a 'Super Sports Smoothie'?
 
ENJOY YEAR 1 X
I THINK THAT YOU ARE ALL GOLD MEDALLISTS XXX
Arts Week : Half Term Suggested Activities...
 
Our Artist this half term would have been Vincent Van Gogh. So let's have a Year 1 Arts Week...
 
1.Find out 5 facts about Van Gogh.
2. Draw a portrait of him.
3.Look at his famous 'Sunflowers' painting and see if you can find a video on you tube that will show children how to recreate his painting and have a go at creating your own.
4. Can you make a model of a sunflower?
5. Can you write an acrostic poem about sunflowers?
6.Cut out 6 petal shapes and write down something that you are thankful for on each one. Draw the middle of the sunflower using little black spots and then stick your petals around it.
7. Watch the 'Twinkl' power point presentation about Vincent Van Gogh.
8. Look at Vincent's painting 'Starry Night', can you make your own version of it ?
9. Can you find out what a star is and video yourself explaining it to me?
10. Make a star mobile to hang in your bedroom.
 
Please can you try to catch up on any My Maths that you still need to complete and keep up with your fabulous reading too.
Cant wait to see your masterpieces year 1, have fun!!! Love Mrs S x
Monday 1st June 2020
 
My Year 1 Circus...
 
English
Pretend that you own your own Circus. Make a poster to advertise your circus, and give your Circus a name too.
 
Maths
How many jugs, cups etc... will it take to fill a 2lt pop bottle ? Make a chart and show me.
 
Phonics/Handwriting
Ask your grown up to tell you 6 sentences about a Circus and see if you can write them down in your neatest handwriting using your super phonics skills too.
 
Art/Craft
Make a clown mask and take a picture of you wearing it.
 
ICT
Challenge your 'Grown Up' to another A.L.E.X battle.
 
 
Tuesday 2nd June 2020
 
English
Make a list of the 5 main acts in your circus and explain to me what each of them does. Remember to use your super sounding out and full sentences along with your fantastic handwriting too!
 
Maths
My Maths/Maths Whizz 30 minutes (minimum).
 
Phonics
Lexia 30 minutes (minimum)
 
Science
Can you make some popcorn for your circus guests. Can you send me a video of you explaining the changes that you notice happening and explain to me what you did.
If you don't have popcorn to make maybe you could google it to find out what happens.
 
Reading
Can you read a bedtime story to your favourite teddy and send me a video or photo.
 
Wednesday 3rd June 2020
 
English
Design and label the costumes for each of your main 5 Circus Acts and include any props that they might need.
 
Maths
Can you draw and label 5 containers around your house that you think would hold less than a mug of water and 5 that you think would hold more than a mug of water? Can you test them out to see and send me some photos?
 
Phonics
Can you find and watch an episode of Alphablocks about 'Capacity' or 'Measures'?
 
Reading
Can you read a book to yourself and ask your grown up to ask you 6 questions about it?
 
Art
Design and make an entrance ticket for your Circus.
 
Yoga
Find a you tube 'yoga for kids' session and relax into it.
 
Thursday 4th June 2020
 
English
Pretend that you are the circus Ring Master. Write and read out your welcome speech and send me a photo and a video.
 
Maths
My Maths/Maths Whizz 30 minutes (minimum)
 
Phonics/Reading
Oxford Reading Buddies 30 minutes (minimum)
 
Science
Candyfloss is eaten at the circus. Can you find out all about how it is made? Send me some super sentences all about it.
 
Friday 5th June 2020
 
 So along with Reading, Lexia and My Maths/Maths Whizz today, my Super Friday Challenge to you is...
Can you learn to juggle like a clown???
Week beginning Monday 8th June 2020
 
Monday 8th June : The Royal Family
 
English
So...if you were Queen or King for a day, what rules would you make and why?
Remember to write in full sentences and to use your phonics and best handwriting.
 
Maths
My Maths/Maths Whizz 30 minutes (minimum)
 
History
Can you research these 5 questions ?...
1. Who is the Queen's husband?
2. How many children do they have?
3.What are their children's names?
4. How many grandchildren does the queen have?
5. Who will be the next Queen or King?
 
Phonics/Reading
Your choice...either 30 mins (minimum) Lexia or Oxford Reading Buddies.
 
Art/Craft
Design your own junk model castle and write a list of the things that you will need to make it (...but don't make it yet!!!)
 
Tuesday 9th June 2020
 
Maths
Ask your grown up to make a jewel shop ...
Diamonds 5p
Rubies 7p
Sapphires 8p
Emeralds 10p
Can they think of some calculations for you to work out?
ie, How much would 2 diamonds and a ruby cost ?
etc...
 
English
Write an invitation to your Royal Ball and write a guest list (super sounding out please)
 
Reading
Decorate a chair to make your Royal Throne and read your favourite book whilst you are sitting on it. Send me a photo or a video if you can.
 
Science
Can you make a Royal cupcake or biscuit ?
 
Wednesday 10th June
 
Maths
My Maths/Maths Whizz 30 minutes (minimum)
 
English
How many facts can you find out about Buckingham Palace? There's a prize for the winner!!!
 
Phonics/Reading
Your choice, either Magic Key or Alphablocks.
 
Art/Craft
Make your own Royal crown and send me a picture of you wearing it.
 
Thursday 11th June 2020
 
Maths
Can you write and solve some of your own worded maths problems (5 please)?
ie, 7 guards are at the palace and 6 more turn up, how many are there now?
 
English
Writing in super full sentences, What special rooms/areas would you have inside and around your castle and why?
 
Phonics
30 minutes (minimum) Lexia
 
Art
Look back at your design from earlier this week and build your castle model. Decorate it and send me a photo.
 
Friday 12th June 2020
 
HAVE A ROYAL TEA PARTY IN YOUR GARDEN...MAKE BUNTING AND HAVE TEA, CAKES AND SANDWICHES...
 
HAVE A GREAT TIME XXX
WATCH SOME ROYAL WEDDINGS ON YOUTUBE.
 
 
LET ME KNOW WHICH IS YOUR FAVOURITE AND WHY????
Week Beginning Monday 15th June 2020
Weekly theme: Chocolate
 
Monday 15th June
 
English
Write a list of as many different chocolate bars that you can think of putting them into alphabetical order. Remember, super sounding out and beautiful handwriting.
50 extra dojo points for whoever manages the longest list!!!
 
Maths
My Maths/Maths Whizz 30 minutes (minimum)
 
Reading
We have read a lot of Roald Dahl books in class. Can you ask your grown up to read you 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' a chapter or two every day this week. Maybe you could help your grown up when they get stuck reading some words too.
 
Art/Design
Design your own chocolate bar wrapper and give it a super name.
 
Science
Research how chocolate is made and make a video of yourself explaining it to me.
 
Tuesday 16th June
 
Maths
Can you use a ruler to measure how long 8 different chocolate bars are, and put your results into a chart to show me?
Which chocolate bar was the longest?
Which one was the shortest?
Were any chocolate bars exactly the same length?
 
English
Can you write an advert for the chocolate bar that you designed yesterday. Tell me about what ingredients are in it, describe how it tastes (don't forget to use some great adjectives!) and convince me to buy it.
 
Science
Can you make some 'Rocky Road' chocolate bars. I use biscuit, marshmallows and raisins in mine, but you could be more adventurous. What will you choose to use?
Send me some yummy pictures !
 
Reading
...continued from yesterday.
 
Phonics
Lexia 30 minutes (minimum)
 
Wednesday 17th June
 
Maths
My Maths/Maths Whizz 30 minutes (minimum)
 
English
Can you write me a set of instructions to explain to me how you made your 'Rocky Road' chocolate bars yesterday?
Don't forget capital letters, full stops, neatest handwriting and use your time adverbials.
 
Phonics
Make a set of 'Real' and 'Nonsense' word pairs and play 'Snap' or 'Matching Pairs'...
smip
threep
frond
gliss
vornop
molf
Start
thread
bacon
shrimp
found
little
 
History
Can you find out who invented chocolate first?
 
AS A STAR TREAT, ASK YOUR GROWN UP TO HELP YOU TO MAKE A YUMMY HOT CHOCOLATE BEFORE BEDTIME!!!
 
Thursday 18th June
 
Maths
Ask your grown up to draw you a variety of chocolate blocks with an even number of squares in each bar. Ask them to challenge you to colour in 1/2 or 1/4 of each bar.
I challenge you to see if you can use the even numbers up to 20.
What do you notice about trying to find 1/4 of some of the numbers?
 
English
Write a recount of how you made your bedtime hot chocolate yesterday. Remember our checklist of marking symbols to help you to do your very best writing and remember your 'Time Adverbials' too.
 
Reading/Phonics
Oxford Reading Buddies 30 minutes (minimum)
...continue with 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'
 
Art
Can you make a model of your chocolate bar using play-dough, salt dough or junk materials?
 
Friday 19th June
 
English
Chocolate is...
Can you write a list of adjectives to describe chocolate? Think about using your five senses to help you...
 
Maths
My Maths/Maths Whizz 30 minutes (minimum)
 
Phonics
Lexia 30 minutes (minimum)
 
Reading
Talk about what has happened in 'Charli and the Chocolate Factory' so far...
What have been your favourite bits so far?
Who is your favourite character and why?
What do you think will happen next?
 
Art/Craft
Make a collage of empty chocolate bar wrappers (don't forget to eat the chocolate during your Golden Time)
 
GOLDEN TIME, ENJOY XXX
 
Week Beginning 22nd June 2020
 
Monday 22nd June
Weekly Theme: Bubbles
 
Maths
My Maths/Maths Whizz 30 minutes (minimum)
 
English
Go outside and blow some bubbles, watch them carefully and answer these questions in full sentences...
1. What do the bubbles do?
2. How do the bubbles move and travel?
3. What makes the bubbles move?
4. Do the bubbles all move in the same direction?
5. When and why do the bubbles burst?
 
Phonics
Phonics Play , any Phase 5 game.
 
Music
Can you learn the song 'I'm forever blowing bubbles' and make a video of you singing it?
 
Art/Craft
Bubble Printing: Put some paint into an empty yoghurt pot or dish and add some washing up liquid to it. Take a drinking straw and blow (DON'T SUCK!!!!!) into the mixture until the bubbles come over the top of the container. Put a piece of paper gently on top of the bubbles. When your bubble print is dry use some felt pens to turn it into a bubble creature.
 
Tuesday 23rd June
 
Maths
Ask your grown up to write you 10 addition/subtraction 'Bubble Problems ' for you to solve, ie, There are 16 bubbles floating and 8 pop, how many are left?
 
English
If you had a magic bubble that could grant you 5 wishes, what would they be?
Write them out neatly within 5 bubbles.
 
Reading
Can you find a poem about 'Bubbles' and read it to your grown up?
 
Science
Try to freeze some fizzy pop, can you catch a bubble in it?
 
Art/Design
Use some bubble wrap to do some printing with paint. What can you turn it into once it is dry?
 
Wednesday 24th June
 
Maths
My Maths/Maths Whizz 30 minutes (minimum)
 
English
Draw 8 bubbles onto your paper (use a mug to draw around). In 4 bubbles write a 'Worry' or 'Fear' that you'd like to let go and get rid of. In the other 4 write down some of the things that you would like to get better at.
 
Phonics
Lexia 30 minutes (minimum) OR a game of Junior Scrabble.
 
Science/DT
Make a 'Bubble Snake Blower'...
1. Cut the bottom off a plastic bottle , any size will do (ask your grown up to do this for you).
2. Pull a sock (old sports socks work better) over the cut end of the bottle and pull it until it is flat against the bottom of the bottle.
3. Secure the sock with duck tape or rubber bands.
4.Dip the sock end into a mixture of washing up liquid, food colouring and a little bit of water.
5. Blow through the lid end of the bottle and see if you can make a long bubble snake (outside might be better with the food colouring!!!).
 
Thursday 25th June
 
Maths
Blow some bubbles using different blowers. Try using a slotted spoon from your kitchen, a fish slice and try making some funky ones yourself using pipe cleaners. Blow some bubbles and time how long each bubble lasts before it pops. Make a chart to show me your results.
 
English
Write an Acrostic poem for the word BUBBLE...
B is for...
U is for...
 
Reading
'Bubble Trouble' a YouTube story for children.
 
Science
Using a variety of empty bottles fill 3/4 of each with water (with food colouring added) add a heap table spoon of baking soda and then pour in some white vinegar to see if you can cause a 'Bubble Reaction'. Make sure that you video your experiments and send them to me.
 
Friday 26th June
 
HAVE A BUBBLY 'FUN DAY'
Enjoy...
Fizzy bubbly pop
Bubbly Malteasers
Bubbly Aero chocolate
A bubbly foot spa
Do some washing up for your grown up with bubbly water
Clean your grown ups car with them using lots of bubbles
Give yourself a bubbly shampoo hair style and send me a picture
 
HAVE LOTS OF FUN XXX
 
Week Beginning 29th June 2020
Weekly Theme: Harry Potter
 
Monday 29th June
 
English
Can you write your own 'Magic Spell'? You can use real and nonsense words. Can you write your spell out for me and tell me all about what it does?
 
Maths
My Maths/ Maths Whizz 30 minutes (minimum)
 
Reading/Phonics
Can you look at a page from any Harry Potter Book and circle or highlight any digraphs and trigraphs that you can see. Tell your grown up what they are.
 
Art/Craft
Make your own 'Magic Wand'.
 
Food Technology
Make your own list of 'Bertie Bott's' disgusting jelly bean flavours...
ear wax flavour
bogie flavour
etc...
 
Tuesday 30th June
 
English
Can you create your own invitation to the 'Hogwarts Tri Wizard Tournament'?
 
Maths
Complete these worded maths problems...
1. If you had 10 dragons and then 14 more joined you, how many would you have all together?
2. There are 21 mermaids in the Black Lake and 8 swim away, how many are left?
3.Harry invites 10 people for dinner and Hermione invites 7 more, how many people are coming to dinner now?
4.30 owls fly to Azkaban followed by 6 more but then Voldemort scares 2 away, how many are left?
5. Harry and 3 friends are in the common room along with Ron and his 3 brothers but Malfoy and 2 friends are hiding in there too, how many people are in the common room altogether?
 
Reading/Phonics
Lexia 30 minutes (minimum)
 
Design Technology
Can you make a Hogwarts 'Magic Potion' in an empty bottle? Make a label for it with its name on it and then make me a video explaining what your magic potion does.
 
Wednesday 1st July
 
Maths
My Math/Maths Whizz 30 minutes (minimum)
 
English
Can you make your own secret 'Marauders Map' around Hogwarts and label each room.
 
Reading
Oxford Reading Buddies 30 minutes (minimum)
 
Spellings
Look, Cover, Write, Check these words...
Magic
wand
owl
castle
spell
wizard
tree
dragon
Write each one 5 times.
 
Yoga/Mindfulness
Harry Potter Yoga for kids YouTube.
 
Thursday 2nd July
 
Maths
Using your knowledge of counting in 2's, 5's and 10's Professor Dumbledore challenges you to learn you 2, 5, 10 times tables (today and tomorrow).
 
English
Imagine that you are one of the characters from the books/films. Write a diary entry about something that has happened today at Hogwarts Castle. Remember capital letters, full stops, sounding out carefully, finger spaces and beautiful handwriting.
Remember that you are writing about things that have already happened so you'll need to use past tense... ie, I did..., We were..., He said... etc...
 
Art/Design
Create your own Hogwarts house other than the ones in the books/films. Design your house uniform and flag.
 
Friday 3rd July
 
Pease keep up with a daily session of ...
My Maths/Maths Whizz
Lexia/ORB
Reading
 Keep trying Professor Dumbledore's timetable challenge from yesterday too...
 
ENJOY A HARRY POTTER GOLDEN TIME FILM AFTERNOON (maybe you could eat some 'NICE' flavoured jelly beans too!!!)
Great Job Year 1 xxx
 
Week Beginning Monday 6th July 2020
Weekly Theme: Space
 
Monday 6th July
 
Maths
My Maths/Maths Whizz 30 minutes (minimum)
 
English
Write a message home from your 'Space Station/ Rocket' tell the people at home what you have been doing and what you are missing about Earth. Send me a photo of your beautifully written note and then role it up and put it inside an empty plastic bottle and then put the lid back on tightly. With your grown up burry your capsule in your garden for future astronauts to find.
 
Reading
Oxford Reading Buddies 30 minutes (minimum)
 
Art/Science
Can you make a map of the planets showing them in the order from the closest to earth to the furthest away?
 
Tuesday 7th July
 
Maths
Can you find out how large each planet is and make a chart to show me from the smallest to the largest.
 
English
Can you research your favourite planet and write 5 full sentences about it? Remember capital letters, full stops and beautiful letter formation too.
 
Phonics
Phonics Play Phase 5, play 'Planet Pluto'.
 
Craft/Design
Make your own Space Station or Rocket using whatever junk materials you would like, please send me a photo of it or a video explaining exactly what each feature does.
 
Wednesday 8th July
 
Maths
My Maths/Maths Whizz 30 minutes (minimum)
 
English
Design and label your own 'Space Suit'. Write 8 full sentences about the materials and features that you have chosen and explain to me why ?
 
Phonics/Reading
Lexia 30 minutes (minimum)
 
Art
Using a balloon and paper Mache, can you make a model of a planet? (This may take a few days).
 
Music
YouTube the song 'Star Trekking' and sing/dance along to it. Make your grown up join in too!!!
Thursday 9th July
 
Maths
My Maths/Maths Whizz 30 minutes (minimum)
 
English
Imagine that you have landed on a 'New' planet that has never been seen before. Write your report about what you can see using super full sentences, and send me a video of you reading your report. 
 
Phonics/Spelling
Learn 8 spellings from our 'common exception word list from our class website page.
 
History
Please can you watch Neil Armstrong as he lands on the moon and also watch Tim Peake on his space journey too.
 
Friday 10th July
 
Maths
Draw around a mug to make four planet shapes. In one colour a 1/2 of the planet, another colour 1/4, the next 3/4 and the last 1 whole.
 
English
If you could create your own planet what would it look like? Draw it, label it and explain any 'special features' that it would have, remember ...FULL SENTENCES!!!
 
Phonics
Lexia 30 minutes (minimum)
 
Reading
Oxford Reading Buddies 30 minutes (minimum)
 
GOLDEN TIME TASK: WATCH 'PLANET 51' AND HAVE A LOVELY TIME XXX
 
 
 
Week Beginning 13th July 2020
Weekly Theme: SUPERHEROS
 
Monday 13th July
 
English
Create your own 'Superhero' and write some 'SUPER' sentences to tell me all about what your super powers would be, explain to me what you would use them for?
 
Maths
My Maths/Maths Whizz 30 minutes (minimum).
 
Phonics
Your grown up will read these sentences to you for you to write in your neatest handwriting and with your very best sounding out...
1. Batman has a long black cape and a black face mask.
2. Wonder Woman has a red, blue and gold headband.
3. Superman is very strong and very fast.
4. Cat Woman can purr like a cat.
 
Art
Design your own 'Super Hero' costume and label its special features. Colour it as neatly as you can.
 
Tuesday 14th July
 
English
Split your page into 6 boxes and create your own 'Superhero' comic strip. Use pictures and speech bubbles to make your characters talk.
 
Maths
Ask you grown up to set you some addition and subtraction worded problems using numbers up to and above 20 like Mrs Smith did during Harry Potter week. 10 problems please!!!
 
Phonics/Reading
Lexia 30 minutes (minimum)
 
Design
Make a 'Superhero' wrist band and make a video of you explaining to me what powers it has and how it works.
 
Wednesday 15th July
 
Maths
My Maths/Maths Whizz 30 minutes (minimum)
 
English
Write a newspaper report about your superhero character. What did they do?, What problem did they solve?, Who did they save?
 
Phonics/Spelling
Learn another 8 spellings from our Common Exception word list.
 
Science
Make some 'Super Slime' using water, corn flour and food colouring and have fun playing with it.
 
Art
Make your own 'Superhero Shield'.
 
Thursday 16th July
 
Maths
Make a list of everything in maths that you have learnt to do or get better at this year xxx
 
English
Make some Superhero stick puppets and put on a puppet show for your grown ups. Make a video if you can and send it to me.
 
Phonics
Lexia 30 minutes (minimum)
 
Design Technology
You need a 'Superhero' vehicle to travel in or on. Design /make one and tell me all about its special features and its name.
 
Food Technology
Make a 'Superhero Snack' and send me a picture.
Friday 17th July : OUR LAST DAY
 
I HOPE THAT YOU HAVE THE SUMMER HOLIDAY THAT YOU ALL DESERVE YEAR 1...
 
WATCH AS MANY SUPERHERO FILMS AND CARTOONS AS YOU CAN TODAY WHILST WEARING SUPERHERO COSTUMES AND FACE PAINTS XXX
 
IT HAS BEEN AN ABSOLUTE PLEASURE TO HAVE BEEN YOUR TEACHER THIS YEAR AND I AM SO VERY PROUD OF HOW GROWN UP YOU HAVE ALL BEEN. IT HAS BEEN A TRICKY END TO THE YEAR, BUT YOU HAVE MADE ME, AND YOUR GROWN UPS SO VERY PROUD WITH HOW HARD YOU HAVE ALL TRIED WITH YOUR HOME LEARNING.
LOTS OF LOVE MRS SMITH XXXXXXXXXX