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Year 1

Friday 5th June 2020

I have a riddle for you today…answer at the bottom:   Q: What becomes wetter the more it dries?

  • Log on to Mathletics.   Have a go at the activity I’ve set for you called ‘Flip, slide, turn’! 
  • English: On our Sidney Spider story, complete page 9 about the words used in it.  Talk to your grown-up about what ‘ancient’ means then say the word in each of the different ways on the sheet!   Then do the same for the word ‘prey’.   Can you think of any more ways to say them?  Think, with your grown-up about 4 things that are ancient and 4 animals that hunt their prey.  Write them in your English books.
  • Maths: Please do today’s activity called ‘Symmetry’.  This links with some of our Art work from a few weeks ago.  Maths-5.6.20.pdf
  • Spellings: Please ask your adult to test you on this week’s spellings.  Can adults please say the word, then put it in a sentence and then say the word again.  At the end please go through all the spellings once more so that your child can check what they’ve written and make any changes before they hand it in!  Good luck!  Your new spellings, for after half term can be found here on ‘ay’, ‘ou’ and ‘ie’.  Spellings-8.6.20.docx
  • Reading:  Please go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcSmGq8tzDs&feature=youtu.be to hear a story called Baby Brains.
  • Comprehension:  Looking at your  ‘Cyril and Pat’ comprehension I’d like you to read extract 1 and extract 2 again and then try this activity:  You are going to write two sentences as Pat and two sentences as Cyril.  These questions may help you decide what to write.  You are Cyril. What do you think you would say at the end of the story? Remember, you used to live alone in Lake Park, then you met a new friend Pat who saved your life! Now you live happily together.  You are Pat. What do you think you would say at the end of the story? Remember, you found a new friend Cyril but everybody treated you differently because you were a rat. In the end, you stood up to Slim the dog, saved Cyril’s life and now you live happily together.
  • PE: have a go at this activity which is all about careful throwing! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHRvquNKf1Q&list=PLYGRaluWWTojV3An2WEgsQ4qGFy_91jDL&index=5&t=0s
  • Science: We’re carrying on with our growing!  I hope your tomato plants have started to grow.  Don’t forget that every time you see a change I’d like you to record it in your plant diary.  The stem might grow a little taller or you might see an extra leaf.  Draw a picture each time.  Measure your stem using a ruler in centimetres (cm).  Try not to move your seedling outdoors until it’s quite strong and has a few leaves.  Please complete the cut and stick activity about the life-cycle of a flower.  Science.-life-cycle-of-a-flower-cut-and-paste-activity.pdf
  • Fresh Air activity: Measure the distance of your outside space in the number of footsteps it takes to cross it. What about if you use giant footsteps? 

See you next week!

From Mrs Gibson.

Answer: A towel! 

If your child is finding some of this work a little too challenging, here are some links to useful websites where you could find alternative work that you could try instead:    

https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/  (lots of literacy ideas, interactive lessons, drawing and more)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize  (daily lessons for each year group- Maths, English & more)

https://www.cambslearntogether.co.uk/home-learning (Maths, English and lots of other subjects – lessons, games and resources)

https://fis.peterborough.gov.uk/kb5/peterborough/directory/site.page?id=3-CrEQhcFdY  (Support resources for pupils with special needs- Autism, sensory & physical)

 

Thursday 4th June 2020

Have a look at the date and then close your eyes and spell the day of the week today! 

Find 10 living things in your outside space and make a note of them.  How could you sort them?

  • PE:  Dance along with Naomi to this song about believing in yourself! https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-pshe-believe-with-naomi-wilkinson/zjchd6f .  Have fun!
  • Log on to Education City today and have a go at the activity I’ve set for you called ‘Princess Rose’s Magic Stone’.  It’s all about the split digraph o_e. 
  • English:  Our work this week is on the text called Sidney Spider.  Today I’d like you to complete page 8; the quiz questions.  You might want to re-read the text again first! 
  • Maths – Today’s activity is about money, just like yesterday.  Today’s is called ‘Change from 20p’.  Maths-4.6.20.pdf
  • Spellings: Keep practicing your spellings for the Common Exception Words by playing ‘Penny Spelling’ - use pennies or other small coins to make letters and spell out each of your words.
  • Reading:  With your reading today I would like you to read in a room you don’t normally read in!  
  • Comprehension:  Using this week’s comprehension ‘Cyril and Pat’ I’d like you to do activity 3 (did you notice the contraction I used then?  What 2 words did I squeeze together to make ‘I’d?)  Comprehension.-Cyril-and-Pat-3.docx
  • Computing & Geography:  We have our third drawing lesson today…using technology!  I hope I get to see some of your pictures again!  Computer-drawing-lesson-3.docx

See you again tomorrow!

From Mrs Gibson.

If your child is finding some of this work a little too challenging, here are some links to useful websites where you could find alternative work that you could try instead:    

https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/  (lots of literacy ideas, interactive lessons, drawing and more)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize  (daily lessons for each year group- Maths, English & more)

https://www.cambslearntogether.co.uk/home-learning (Maths, English and lots of other subjects – lessons, games and resources)

 

Wednesday 3rd June

Howdy partner!  Cowgirl Gibson here!  I hope you had a good Tuesday Year 1.

I hope you’re all feeling well and are enjoying your learning! 

  • PE: Iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiits Mr Pumpernickel again!  You remember when you learnt about length and height whilst doing some PE actions with him before half term?  Well, he’s back but this time we’re learning about money at the same time as keeping fit!  Enjoy! https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-maths-money/zht4nrd
  • Log on to Mathletics today and have a go at ‘Balancing numbers’ there are 2 activities to complete; one to 10 and then one to 20. 
  • English: Remember the story of Sidney Spider?  Today I’d like you to make a list of all the characters in it.  Then complete page 7 about who said what.  Write the character’s name next to each speech bubble remembering CL at the start of each one. 
  • Maths: Please do today’s Maths which is called ‘Money Totals’.  Once again there are 2 different levels for you to choose between.   Maths-3.6.20.pdf
  • Spellings/phonics: Practice your spellings by playing ‘Torch Words’ – make your own alphabet chart and then turn out the lights and use a torch to shine on each letter (one letter at a time) to spell your words. Most mobile phones have a torch light on them if you’re struggling to find one. 
  • Reading:  Choose one of the e-books from Oxford Owls and today share the reading of it with someone you live with:  you read a page and then they read one.  Or, you could read a sentence and then they read one. 
  • Comprehension:  Please read extract 2 from your comprehension called ‘Cyril and Pat’ and then do activity 2.  Comprehension.-Cyril-and-Pat-2.docx
  • RE: We’re learning about ‘Caring for others’ and ‘Friendship’ at the moment and so today we’re looking at how giving and receiving kindness makes us feel.  Talk to your adult about how kindness makes us feel cared- for and that we get those same feelings when we show kindness. Through kindness we can make ourselves and someone else feel good. Cut out some heart shapes and fill the hearts with drawings of acts of kindness that you have received or given. Around the pictures write words about how it made you feel. Then try this: Smile at someone at in your house and notice how far it can spread.  

Have a good day!

From Mrs Gibson.

If your child is finding some of this work a little too challenging, here are some links to useful websites where you could find alternative work that you could try instead:    

https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/  (lots of literacy ideas, interactive lessons, drawing and more)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize  (daily lessons for each year group- Maths, English & more)

https://www.cambslearntogether.co.uk/home-learning (Maths, English and lots of other subjects – lessons, games and resources)

https://fis.peterborough.gov.uk/kb5/peterborough/directory/site.page?id=3-CrEQhcFdY  (Support resources for pupils with special needs- Autism, sensory & physical)

 

Tuesday 2nd June 2020

Hi Year 1.

It was the start of another new week and a new month yesterday!  I hope you enjoyed the half term week off!  Tell your adult how you would write today’s date in the short way (- -/ -/- - - -) 

  • Log on to Education City and have a go at the activities I’ve set for you.  Today’s are called ‘Kate’s cake shop’ and are all about the split a_e sound.
  • English: Today you have some activities about a text called ‘Sidney Spider, a tale of friendship’.  Please read the story and then do the first activity which is to write what you like, what you want to know and what you were surprised by.  English.-Sidney-Spider-activities.pdf
  • Maths: Today’s Maths activity is about adding pairs of numbers together.  It’s called ‘Pairs to 20p’.  Maths-2.6.20.pdf
  • Spellings/Phonics: before half term you got your new spellings on Common Exception Words.  Today I’d like you to chalk each of your words outside.  If you don’t have any chalk then look for a white-ish looking stone when you’re out and about as some of those work well as chalk. It’s what I used to do when I was little too!
  • Reading:  Today I’d like you to listen to an audio book for your reading activity.  I think you’d like this one read by Julia Donaldson.  It’s called ‘The odd pet’.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMah2_li9g8
  • Comprehension:  Have a read of your new comprehension.  It’s called ‘Cyril and Pat’.  Try activity 1.    Comprehension.-Cyril-and-Pat-1.docx
  • PE: Go to this website to get moving whilst having fun with syllables at the same time:   https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-english-syllables-with-joe-tracini/znt4nrd  Afterwards think about how many syllables each person in your house has in their name.
  • DT:  We’re continuing our learning about where food comes from.  This time, we’re having a think about which country your food has come from.  Have a look at the food in your fridge and look at the packets as they often tell you where the food has come from.  For instance my olives came from Spain, my cheese came from Italy and my spinach from here in the UK.  Once you’ve found 5 different countries try to find them on a globe or map.  How do you think it all got here?   

More tomorrow!

From Mrs Gibson.

If your child is finding some of this work a little too challenging, here are some links to useful websites where you could find alternative work that you could try instead:    

https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/  (lots of literacy ideas, interactive lessons, drawing and more)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize  (daily lessons for each year group- Maths, English & more)

https://www.cambslearntogether.co.uk/home-learning (Maths, English and lots of other subjects – lessons, games and resources)

https://fis.peterborough.gov.uk/kb5/peterborough/directory/site.page?id=3-CrEQhcFdY  (Support resources for pupils with special needs- Autism, sensory & physical)

Thursday 21st May

Today is the last school day before the half-term holidays.  I’ll be sending you in more activities on Tuesday 2nd June. 

I have a riddle for you today…answer at the bottom:   Q: How many letters are there in the alphabet? 

  • Log on to Education City.   Have a go at the activity I’ve set for you called ‘Toy Museum’ which follows-on from Tuesday’s work! There’s also one on Mathletics today called ‘How full?’ if you’d like to do both!
  • English: Today’s English work is called ‘T’was midnight’.    English-21.5.20.pdf
  • Maths: Please do today’s activity called ‘length’.  Maths-21.5-20.pdf
  • Spellings: Because we have no learning tomorrow, please ask your adult to test you on this week’s spellings today.  Can adults please say the word, then put it in a sentence and then say the word again.  At the end please go through all the spellings once more so that your child can check what they’ve written and make any changes before they hand it in!  Good luck!
    Your new spellings, for after half term can be found here.  You have more Common Exception Words.  Spellings-2.6.20.docx
  • Reading:  Read about half of your Oxford Owl book.  When you have done that write three questions you have about what you have read so far. Review these questions when you have finished your book. Can you answer them now?
  • Comprehension:  Looking at your ‘Don’t tell fibs’ comprehension from Monday I’d like you to make 2 columns in your English book.  Write the heading ‘full stops’ at the top of one column and ‘exclamation marks’ at the top of the other.  Go through the text and count how many of each punctuation mark have been used.  Which has been used most?  Also, can you find an item starting with each letter of the alphabet in the final picture?
  • PE: have a go at this activity called ‘Fast feet’!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaNjXnB-79U&list=PLYGRaluWWTojV3An2WEgsQ4qGFy_91jDL&index=11&t=0s
  • Science: Today we’re doing some growing!  Have a look at my photos and instructions and try doing some of your own growing…it’s great fun!  Science.-Tomato-plant-instructions.docx
  • Art:  Sculpture.  Have a look at the attachment to see what your Art mission for this week is!  Art.-Sculpture-using-nature.docx
  • Fresh Air activity: Go on a mini-beast hunt. How many different mini-beasts can you find?
  • Also, even though we have no learning over the holidays you might still like an activity to play.  In the half term week off, have a go at this game called ‘Shape Shifters’ with your family, here’s how to play:
  1. Choose one person to be the leader. Everyone else gets into a line behind them (this might be only 1 other person…that’s fine!)
  2. The leader sets off walking. Every few steps, they shapeshift into a move that everyone in the line has to copy, like a star jump, press-up, running on the spot or a dance move.
  3. Try to come up with as many different moves as you can!
  4. After 10 shapeshifts, the leader goes to the back of the line and the new leader starts shapeshifting.
  5. Keep going for 10 minutes.

 

Have a really good half term week Year 1 and Elyott have a great birthday on Wednesday!!  I will see you (yes, actually 'see' some of you) on Tuesday 2nd June!  Home learning will continue then too.  

From Mrs Gibson.

Answer: 11!

3 in ‘the’ and 8 in ‘alphabet.’  Of course, the REAL answer is 26! 

If your child is finding some of this work a little too challenging, here are some links to useful websites where you could find alternative work that you could try instead:    

https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/  (lots of literacy ideas, interactive lessons, drawing and more)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize  (daily lessons for each year group- Maths, English & more)

https://www.cambslearntogether.co.uk/home-learning (Maths, English and lots of other subjects – lessons, games and resources)

https://fis.peterborough.gov.uk/kb5/peterborough/directory/site.page?id=3-CrEQhcFdY  (Support resources for pupils with special needs- Autism, sensory & physical)

Wednesday 20th May

It’s the middle of the week Year 1!  Thank you to Archie for sharing with me his work on favourite foods and well done on your 'sorting animals' score Archie!

Hunt for shapes in the outside world today Year 1.  Can you find 5 different shapes? Which are natural and which are man-made? 

See you again tomorrow!

From Mrs Gibson.

If your child is finding some of this work a little too challenging, here are some links to useful websites where you could find alternative work that you could try instead:    

https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/  (lots of literacy ideas, interactive lessons, drawing and more)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize  (daily lessons for each year group- Maths, English & more)

https://www.cambslearntogether.co.uk/home-learning (Maths, English and lots of other subjects – lessons, games and resources)

https://fis.peterborough.gov.uk/kb5/peterborough/directory/site.page?id=3-CrEQhcFdY  (Support resources for pupils with special needs- Autism, sensory & physical)

Tuesday 19th May

Arrrr me hearties!!  Pirate Gibson here!  I hope you had a good Monday Year 1.  Thank you Betty for your wonderful Kandinsky art work and Isla for your Mondrian!  Freddie, your Lion Hunt video was very good too...well done! 

I hope you’re all feeling well and are enjoying your eighth (8th) week at home!

  • PE: The Queens Park Football Club mascot, Webster the Spider has a song and movement routine to help you learn the 10 times table for PE today.  Go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-maths-the-10-times-table-with-webster-the-spider/zm32cqt
  • Log on to Education City and have a go at the activity I’ve set for you.  Today’s is called ‘Toy museum’. 
  • English: Today’s task links with yesterdays on ‘The house that Jack built’ but today you will be writing your very own menu!  English-19.5.20.pdf
  • Maths: Please do today’s Maths which follows on from yesterday’s.  Today you will be adding and subtracting 11 and 12. Maths-19.5.20.pdf
  • Spellings/phonics: Practice your spellings by playing ‘Jumbo and the fairies’ - Write each word using the smallest letters you possibly can (for the fairies), then write them in normal sized letters (for you) and finally write them in jumbo sized letters, (for the elephants!)
  • Reading:  Read one of the e-books from Oxford Owls and then retell it to someone else using your own words.  You might ring someone to tell it to them or even tell them over a video message if you can!
  • Comprehension:  Having read ‘Don’t tell fibs!’ please answer the questions today.  
  • PSHE: Have a look at this activity which involves writing your own letter!  PHSE.-managing-change.-write-a-letter.docx

Have a good day!

From Mrs Gibson.

If your child is finding some of this work a little too challenging, here are some links to useful websites where you could find alternative work that you could try instead:    

https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/  (lots of literacy ideas, interactive lessons, drawing and more)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize  (daily lessons for each year group- Maths, English & more)

https://www.cambslearntogether.co.uk/home-learning (Maths, English and lots of other subjects – lessons, games and resources)

https://fis.peterborough.gov.uk/kb5/peterborough/directory/site.page?id=3-CrEQhcFdY  (Support resources for pupils with special needs- Autism, sensory & physical)

Monday 18th May

Monday 18th May 2020.

Hi Year 1.   We’re at the start of another new week!  Tell your adult how you would write today’s date in the short way (- -/ -/- - - -)

I hope you enjoyed last week’s activities! Thank you to Isla for another great video about your learning and Olivia for the photo of your lovely letter and art work...very good!  Ollie your art work also looked very good, was that in the style of Mondrian?

More tomorrow!

From Mrs Gibson.

If your child is finding some of this work a little too challenging, here are some links to useful websites where you could find alternative work that you could try instead:    

https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/  (lots of literacy ideas, interactive lessons, drawing and more)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize  (daily lessons for each year group- Maths, English & more)

https://www.cambslearntogether.co.uk/home-learning (Maths, English and lots of other subjects – lessons, games and resources)

https://fis.peterborough.gov.uk/kb5/peterborough/directory/site.page?id=3-CrEQhcFdY  (Support resources for pupils with special needs- Autism, sensory & physical) 

Friday 15th May

Hello Year 1…last school day of the week today!  Thank you to Poppy Kirkham, Archie and Olivia for your Lion Hunt videos...You each did a really good job and I particularly liked your actions and voices!  Thank you too to Malaika for your 'what happened next' part of a story...a good idea and a good picture too!

  • Log on to Education City:  Have a go at the activity I’ve set for you called ‘Kuko Run’.  It links with the activity on Wednesday. 
  • English: Have a go at the activity I’ve set for you which is all about ‘Bear’s letter to Lion’ today.   English-15.5.20.pdf
  • Maths: Today’s Maths task is to complete the warm up page and then the main task which is the ‘challenge’ activities.  These are quite tricky so your adult might need to help you a bit more with these.    Maths-warm-up-doubles-15.5.20.docx Maths-15.5.20-challenge.docx  
  • Spellings: Please ask your adult to test you on this week’s spellings.  You're used to this now adults...can adults please say the word, then put it in a sentence and then say the word again.  At the end please go through all the spellings once more so that your child can check what they’ve written and make any changes before they hand it in!  Good luck!
    Your new spellings can be found here on Common Exception Words.     Spellings-18.5.20.docx
  • Reading:  Friday special:  Please go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_qYPLrCmWA&feature=youtu.be to hear the story of The Ravenous Beast!
  • Comprehension:  Last day on ‘Daisy and the trouble with life’  comprehension today.  I would like you to look carefully all the way through the second extract (from Tuesday) and count how many separate sentences there are.  Look out for the punctuation mark at the end of each sentence which shows you that that sentence has finished.   
  • Art:  Ask your adult to help you to pick a name from these famous artists: KANDINSKY, MONDRIAN, MATISSE, VAN GOGH, SEURAT, MONET, WARHOL, KLIMT. 
    When you have chosen one, look at some of their art work on the internet.  I would like you to replicate a piece of their work in part or in full. How closely did yours match it?
  • PE:  Go on to GoNoodle.com and pick 2 activities to do today to keep you active! 

Have a really good weekend Year 1, see you on Monday!

From Mrs Gibson.

If your child is finding some of this work a little too challenging, here are some links to useful websites where you could find alternative work that you could try instead:    

https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/  (lots of literacy ideas, interactive lessons, drawing and more)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize  (daily lessons for each year group- Maths, English & more)

https://www.cambslearntogether.co.uk/home-learning (Maths, English and lots of other subjects – lessons, games and resources)

https://fis.peterborough.gov.uk/kb5/peterborough/directory/site.page?id=3-CrEQhcFdY  (Support resources for pupils with special needs- Autism, sensory & physical)

 

Thursday 14th May

I have a joke for you today…answer at the bottom:   Q. What do elves learn at school? 

Thank you Isla for the video you sent of you reading the two poems I gave you all...very well done!  Your recording skills are developing well too! Also, thank you to Keagan for your Bear Hunt writing...looks like you had fun and that you're doing well with your writing skills, well done! 

  • Log on to Mathletics.   Have a go at the activity I’ve set for you called ‘Days of the week.’ 
  • English: Today’s English work links with yesterday’s story ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’ but it’s called ‘We’re going on a lion hunt!’  ROAR!  English-14.5.20.pdf
  • Maths: Please do today’s warm up and then the main activity which is called ‘find a half’.     Maths-warm-up-fish-14.5.20.docx Maths-14.5.20-Find-a-half-1-2020.pdf
  • Spellings: Keep practicing your spellings for the days of the week by playing ‘Unscramble’ - use magnetic letters or letters written onto small pieces of paper for each word, scramble them up and put the letters in correct order to spell each word.  Test tomorrow!
  • Reading:  Using your Oxford Owl book, read standing up and then read sitting down!  Which is easiest? Why? When would either be appropriate/best?
  • Comprehension:  Looking at ‘Daisy and the trouble with life’ comprehension from Tuesday - in your ‘English’ books write all the contractions you can see in the second extract from the story.  Remember, contractions are where 2 words have been squashed together to make one such as ‘I’m’ and ‘he’ll’.
  • PE: First join in with this number bonds song and dance and then play your favourite song and dance all the way through it! https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-maths-number-bonds-with-martin-dougan/zf6cpg8
  • Science: Today we’re learning about the seasons and about day and night.  Click on the link to find your activities.  Science.-Seasons-and-day-and-night.docx
  • Fresh Air activity: Go outside. Look up. What are the 5 highest things you can see? What are the 5 smallest things you can see?

 

See you Friday.

From Mrs Gibson.

Answer: The elf-abet!

If your child is finding some of this work a little too challenging, here are some links to useful websites where you could find alternative work that you could try instead:    

https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/  (lots of literacy ideas, interactive lessons, drawing and more)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize  (daily lessons for each year group- Maths, English & more)

https://www.cambslearntogether.co.uk/home-learning (Maths, English and lots of other subjects – lessons, games and resources)

https://fis.peterborough.gov.uk/kb5/peterborough/directory/site.page?id=3-CrEQhcFdY  (Support resources for pupils with special needs- Autism, sensory & physical)

 

Wednesday 13th May

It’s the middle of the week Year 1!  Thank you Archie for your work on being a good friend.  What lovely handwriting!

Be a smell detective today! Walk outside and record all the different scents you smell. Describe them and name them, if you can!

  • PE:  We’ve got tennis skills today!  These are quite tricky so if you need to make it a bit easier do it with a balloon instead of a ball.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvySZYSZFNY&list=PLYGRaluWWTojV3An2WEgsQ4qGFy_91jDL&index=3&t=0s
  • Log on to Education City today and have a go at the activity I’ve set for you called ‘Kuko run’ .  
  • English:  Please complete the activity I’ve set for you today which is all about the story ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’.   English-13.5.20.pdf
  • Maths – Another warm-up activity again today and then a main activity called ‘make equal groups- sharing’ which links with yesterday’s activities.   Maths-warm-up-flowers-13.5.20.docx Maths-13.5.20-Make-equal-groups-sharing-2020.pdf
  • Spellings: Keep practicing your spellings for the days of the week by doing ‘Flower Words’ - draw a flower for each word, 1 petal for each letter of the word so Wednesday will need 9 petals!
  • Reading:  Using your Oxford Owl electronic reading book, today I’d like you to read a WHOLE book!
  • Comprehension:  Go back to your comprehension from Monday and Tuesday and try activity 3 today.  
  • Music:  We have a singing lesson today Year 1.  Have a look at the different activities I’ve set for you to enjoy!  Music.-singing.docx

See you again tomorrow!

From Mrs Gibson.

If your child is finding some of this work a little too challenging, here are some links to useful websites where you could find alternative work that you could try instead:    

https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/  (lots of literacy ideas, interactive lessons, drawing and more)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize  (daily lessons for each year group- Maths, English & more)

https://www.cambslearntogether.co.uk/home-learning (Maths, English and lots of other subjects – lessons, games and resources)

https://fis.peterborough.gov.uk/kb5/peterborough/directory/site.page?id=3-CrEQhcFdY  (Support resources for pupils with special needs- Autism, sensory & physical)

Tuesday 12th May

Halo!

I hope you had a good Monday Year 1.  Thank you Ollie for your lovely photo with all the bunting you made for VE day, I hope you enjoyed it. 

I hope you’re all feeling well and are enjoying your eighth (8th) week at home!

  • PE: Join Mr Pumpernickel to do some great keep-fit moves whilst also learning about length and height!   https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-maths-length-height/zdrx92p
  • Log on to Mathletics and have a go at the activity I’ve set for you.  Today’s is called ‘weekdays and weekends’ and links with this week’s spellings and phonics.
  • English: Today’s task is all about 2 poems called  ‘If you should meet a crocodile’ and ‘The vulture’…don’t be too scared!    You’ll also see photos of my 2 new pets…Vincent the vulture and Craig the crocodile! (winky-face!).  English-12.5.20.pdf
  • Maths: Please do today’s warm-up page (don’t forget to look at the 10-frames in the top right hand corner to say what number they represent), and then do the activity called ‘Make equal groups’.    Maths-warm-up-cupcakes-12.5.20.docx Maths-12.5.20-Make-equal-groups-grouping-2020.pdf
  • Spellings/phonics: Use letter beads or magnetic letters to spell each of your spellings today. 
  • Reading:  Using one of today’s poems (from your English activity), read it aloud over and over and when you think you can read it really well record yourself reading it! 
  • Comprehension:  Looking at the comprehension called ‘Daisy and the trouble with life’, read the next extract and then try activity number 2. 
  • RE/PSHE: Have a look at this activity about ‘Being a good friend’.  It will get you thinking about all your lovely school friends and thinking about what you like to do with them when you’re at school.  I hope you enjoy it!  RE-PSHE.-Being-a-good-friend.docx

Have a good day!

From Mrs Gibson.

If your child is finding some of this work a little too challenging, here are some links to useful websites where you could find alternative work that you could try instead:    

https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/  (lots of literacy ideas, interactive lessons, drawing and more)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize  (daily lessons for each year group- Maths, English & more)

https://www.cambslearntogether.co.uk/home-learning (Maths, English and lots of other subjects – lessons, games and resources)

https://fis.peterborough.gov.uk/kb5/peterborough/directory/site.page?id=3-CrEQhcFdY  (Support resources for pupils with special needs- Autism, sensory & physical)

 

Monday 11th May

Monday 11th May 2021

G’day year One!   Welcome to another new week!

What’s the matter with today’s date?  Tell your grown up what it should be.

I hope you enjoyed last week’s activities and that you enjoyed the celebrations on Friday. 

  • Log on to Education City and have a go at the activities I’ve set for you.  Today’s is called ‘Sten’s week’ and is all about the days of the week.
  • English: Today you have some activities about a poem called ‘Dad and the cat and the tree’.    I hope you enjoy them.  English-11.5.20.pdf
  • Maths: There is a warm-up activity first… when you look at it - the red 10-frames in the top right hand corner are also a question.  You have to say what number they represent and you'll see one of these every day. Then there’s another, main activity for you today.  Today’s main is called ‘make doubles’.  Maths-warm-up-hands-11.5.20.docx Maths-11.5.20-Make-doubles-2020.pdf
  • Spellings/Phonics: On Friday you got your new spellings on the days of the week.  Today I’d like you to paint your spellings.  Don’t forget that each one needs a capital letter at the start.  If you don’t have any paint then get a bowl of water and paint them onto the pavement/patio/wall using a brush with water…can you do the whole word before it dries?
  • Reading:  Today I’d like you to choose a book that you think will be boring! Read it for 5 minutes. At the end of this time, rate the book out of 10 (1/10 = AWFUL! 10/10 = BEST BOOK EVER!) Read on for another 5 minutes. Has your rating changed? Why?
  • Comprehension:  You have a new comprehension this week called ‘Daisy and the trouble with life’.  Read it through (or listen to it, or do both!) and then complete activity 1.  Comprehension.-Daisy-and-the-trouble-with-life.docx
  • PE: Go to this website to play a great game with a partner! https://www.nhs.uk/10-minute-shake-up/shake-ups/helping-heihei
  • Geography: We’re going to continue our learning about the town and the country.  This time I’d like you to look at all the photos I’ve provided and use them to complete the sorting activity I’ve given you. There are 2 levels of difficulty for you to choose between.  Geography.-Town-and-country-photos.docx 

More tomorrow!

From Mrs Gibson.

If your child is finding some of this work a little too challenging, here are some links to useful websites where you could find alternative work that you could try instead:    

https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/  (lots of literacy ideas, interactive lessons, drawing and more)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize  (daily lessons for each year group- Maths, English & more)

https://www.cambslearntogether.co.uk/home-learning (Maths, English and lots of other subjects – lessons, games and resources)

https://fis.peterborough.gov.uk/kb5/peterborough/directory/site.page?id=3-CrEQhcFdY  (Support resources for pupils with special needs- Autism, sensory & physical)

 

Friday 8th May

Hello Year 1…it's a special celebration day today, It's the VE day anniversary!  (This stands for Victory in Europe)

Can you find the contractions in the above?  What were the 2 separate words before they were squashed together?

  • Talk to your grown up/s about what VE day is all about.  There's some information for you below too.  Try some of the fun activities that I've attached for you to help celebrate this special day!  VE-Day-Word-Search.pdf VE-Day-Colouring-Page.pdf Union-Jack-Bunting.pdf
  • Log on to Mathletics:  Have a go at the activity I’ve set for you called ‘Months after and before’.  It links with all the time activities we have done this week, but a different sort of time!    
  • Spellings: We still have to do our test...it won't take long!  Can adults please say the word, then put it in a sentence and then say the word again.  At the end please through all the spellings once more so that your child can check what they’ve written and make any changes before they hand it in!  Good luck!
    Your new spellings can be found here on ‘the days of the week’.    Spellings-11.5.20.docx
  • Reading:  Please go to fact-file about VE Day to read what it's all about.  There are 3 different levels of difficulty for you to choose between.   VE-day-Fact-File.pdf  

If your child is finding some of this work a little too challenging, here are some links to useful websites where you could find alternative work that you could try instead:    

https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/  (lots of literacy ideas, interactive lessons, drawing and more)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize  (daily lessons for each year group- Maths, English & more)

https://www.cambslearntogether.co.uk/home-learning (Maths, English and lots of other subjects – lessons, games and resources)

https://fis.peterborough.gov.uk/kb5/peterborough/directory/site.page?id=3-CrEQhcFdY  (Support resources for pupils with special needs- Autism, sensory & physical)

Thank you Keagan for showing me your lovely drawing and Archie for your Kindness Diary...some lovely, kind things added there, well done! Also thank you to Freddie for his clock with moving hands - very good and wow how your teeth have grown Freddie!

Have a really good weekend Year 1, see you on Monday!

From Mrs Gibson.

 

Thursday 7th May

Good Morning...I have another joke for you today…answer at the bottom:  1. Q. Why did the teddy bear say no to dessert?

Thank you Olivia and Isla for your messages yesterday...it's so good to hear from you Year 1.  

  • Log on to Education City.   Have a go at the activity I’ve set for you called ‘Princess Rose’s magic.’  This links in with this week’s spellings and phonics.
  • English: Today’s English work is all about adding the suffixes ‘er’ and ‘est’.    English-7.5.20-Suffixes-er-and-est-.docx
  • Maths: More work on ‘time’ today.  For this activity you have to add the numbers to each clock and also add the hands on the clocks.  Remember, when you draw your hands in you need to start from the centre point of each clock.  Maths-7.5.20-Time-oclock-and-half-past-and-no-numbers.docx
  • Spellings: Keep practicing your spellings for ‘oe and o_e’ by playing ‘Unscramble’ - use magnetic letters or letters written onto small pieces of paper for each word, scramble them up and put the letters in correct order to spell each word.  Test tomorrow!
  • Reading:  Using your Oxford Owl book, read for 10 minutes and then summarise what you have read.  Can you reduce this summary to just ten words?  It’s harder than you think!
  • Comprehension:  Looking at ‘The Life-cycle of a butterfly’ comprehension from Monday - in your ‘English’ books write three questions you would ask someone to check if they have understood the text.  Try not to use the same ones as the ones I’ve given you and don’t forget your question marks!
  • PE: Play your favourite song and dance all the way through it!
  • Geography: This term we are learning about ‘The Town and the Country’.  I would first like you to complete the little quiz I have set to get you thinking about our new topic.  Then, after the quiz on Town and Country, I would like you to read, with an adult to help, the story of The Town Mouse and The Country Mouse.  Linked to this topic I would also like you to get yourself some sort of box.  A shoe box would be ideal but a cereal box or something of similar size will also work.  You don’t need it yet but I’m telling you early so that you can save your packaging!  Geography.-Town-Mouse-and-Country-Mouse-story.docx Geography-Initial-quiz.docx
  • Fresh Air activity: Before you go outside, predict 5 things that you think you will see. Did you see them all? Will they be there tomorrow?

If your child is finding some of this work a little too challenging, here are some links to useful websites where you could find alternative work that you could try instead:    

https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/  (lots of literacy ideas, interactive lessons, drawing and more)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize  (daily lessons for each year group- Maths, English & more)

https://www.cambslearntogether.co.uk/home-learning (Maths, English and lots of other subjects – lessons, games and resources)

https://fis.peterborough.gov.uk/kb5/peterborough/directory/site.page?id=3-CrEQhcFdY  (Support resources for pupils with special needs- Autism, sensory & physical)

See you tomorrow.  Tomorrow is a special day so the learning will be a bit different and a bit 'lighter!'. 

From Mrs Gibson.

Answer: Because she was stuffed!

Wednesday 6th May

It’s the middle of the week Year 1!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OLLIE!!  Have a great day!

Deep think question:  If animals could talk, how would the world be different?  Chat to your grown-up about this.  

  • PE:  Go to this website and choose ‘Blaze!’ to join Jump-start Jonny in keeping fit and having fun!  https://www.jumpstartjonny.co.uk/home
  • Log on to Mathletics today and have a go at the activity I’ve set for you called ‘Tell the time to the half hour’.  It follows-on from Monday’s activity.   
  • English:  Please complete the activity I’ve set for you today which is called ‘Actions’ and is all about adding the suffix ‘ing’ to root words.  There are 3 different levels of difficulty so that you can choose a more difficult challenge if you want to.    English.-Actions-adding-ing.doc
  • Maths – Today’s Maths is called ‘Keep fit’ and is all about measuring time.   Maths-6.5.20-Keep-fit-measuring-time.docx
  • Spellings: Keep practicing your spellings for ‘oe and o_e’.  Hop & Spell - hop on one foot as you spell each word; this is a great exercise in balance especially with longer words!
  • Reading:  Using your Oxford Owl electronic reading book choose one of your friends to recommend your book to. Who are they? Why are you recommending this book to them?
  • Comprehension:  Using the information you have learnt from your comprehension called ‘The life-cycle of a butterfly’ retell the life-cycle in your own words.  You MUST use the words: butterfly, chrysalis, caterpillar and wings.
  • RE: On our ‘Caring for others’ topic, make a kindness diary by thinking of all the times during a week that you are kind to others.  Use the attachment to help you.  RE.-Kindness-Diary.pdf 

If your child is finding some of this work a little too challenging, here are some links to useful websites where you could find alternative work that you could try instead:    

https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/  (lots of literacy ideas, interactive lessons, drawing and more)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize  (daily lessons for each year group- Maths, English & more)

https://www.cambslearntogether.co.uk/home-learning (Maths, English and lots of other subjects – lessons, games and resources)

https://fis.peterborough.gov.uk/kb5/peterborough/directory/site.page?id=3-CrEQhcFdY  (Support resources for pupils with special needs- Autism, sensory & physical)

See you again tomorrow!

From Mrs Gibson.

 

Tuesday 5th May

Halo!

I hope you had a good Monday Year 1 and I hope you’re all feeling well and are enjoying your seventh week at home!  Thank you to Ollie and Isla for the photos and videos of their learning yesterday...fantastic!

  • PE: Have a look on You Tube at Just Dance Kids 2: ‘The Lion sleeps tonight’ and dance along!  Try to do they whole thing 3 times today!
  • Log on to Education City and have a go at the activity I’ve set for you.  Today’s is called ‘Foes and heroes’ and links with this week’s spellings and phonics.
  • English: have a look at today’s task which is all to do with contractions…and butterflies!    English-5.5.20-contractions-and-butterflies.docx
  • Maths: Look at my attachment all about times: o’clock and half past.  It follows-on from yesterday’s video.  Maths-5.5.20-Time-.docx
  • Spellings/phonics: Use a newspaper or magazine to cut out the letters for your spellings.  Get permission first!  
  • Reading:  Using one of your books, read it by torchlight or while you are hiding! 
  • Comprehension:  Looking at your ‘The life-cycle of a butterfly’ comprehension from yesterday - answer all the questions.   
  • Art:  Complete the ‘draw the other half’ activity I’ve set for you.  It’s harder than it looks.  Once you’ve done this, find a real leaf, ask your adult to cut it vertically in half, stick one half down and draw the other half!  Art.-Draw-the-other-half.docx

If your child is finding some of this work a little too challenging, here are some links to useful websites where you could find alternative work that you could try instead:    

https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/  (lots of literacy ideas, interactive lessons, drawing and more)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize  (daily lessons for each year group- Maths, English & more)

https://www.cambslearntogether.co.uk/home-learning (Maths, English and lots of other subjects – lessons, games and resources)

https://fis.peterborough.gov.uk/kb5/peterborough/directory/site.page?id=3-CrEQhcFdY  (Support resources for pupils with special needs- Autism, sensory & physical)

Enjoy your day!

From Mrs Gibson.

Monday 4th May

Munday 4th May 2020. 

Konnichiwa!   Welcome to another new week Year 1!  How are you getting on?  Ok I hope!

Look at the date…Can you spot my mistake?

I hope you enjoyed last week’s activities!

More tomorrow!

From Mrs Gibson.

Friday 1st May

Ciao Year 1!  Call out ‘Ciao’ to the person who comes after you in the register, like we do for the register in the afternoons!  I wonder if they heard you!?

  • Log on to Education City:  Today's activity is called 'Flora Facts'.  Log in and have a go.  Apologies for Wednesday's Education City work.  I wanted you to use the information you had learnt on Monday - all about the different flowers, and try to find some in your garden or on your walk...there wasn't an online activity for that day but I forgot to tell you!
  • English: Letter formation/pencil control: using mud, sand, shaving foam, paints or bubbles in a bath, practice letter formation of lower case and capital letters. Please refer back to your alphabet letter formation sheet I gave you in your pack to take home so that you start each letter in the right place.  The starting place and direction of letter is key here adults.  If your child forms it incorrectly it will reinforce the bad habit which will then be harder to correct.
  • Maths: Today’s Maths task is to play the ‘Yes/no game’.  Have a look at my attachment for the rules.  Maths.-1.5.20-The-yes-no-game.docx
  • Spellings: Please ask your adult to test you on this week’s spellings.  Can adults please say the word, then put it in a sentence and then say the word again.  At the end please through all the spellings once more so that your child can check what they’ve written and make any changes before they hand it in!  Good luck!
    Your new spellings can be found here on the ‘oe and o-e’ sound:  Spellings-4.5.20.docx
  • Reading:  Friday special:  Please go to https://bit.ly/AudioElevenses to listen to today’s story by David Walliams.
  • Comprehension:  Last day on ‘Sunflower plant life cycle’ comprehension today.  Retell the text to your adults using the pictures to help but you’re not allowed to look at the words.  Remember as much detail as you can. 
  • RE: Caring for others and friendship.  Activity: “Kindness compliment ripple” Explain to your child how kindness creates a ripple effect.  Kindness grows on kindness. Discuss how we can show kindness to someone by giving them a compliment.  Practice passing compliments to one another about different things e.g. something they have done, the way they behave, how they make you feel etc. This could even be through a phone call, a message or an email.  Try to notice how you feel if someone gives you a compliment.
  • PE:  Go on to GoNoodle.com and pick 2 activities to do today to keep you active! 

I want to say a BIG thank you for the photos that some of you have sent me of your work such as the models you've made; from Lego and boxes! The drawings you have done using the Harptoons website and other bits and pieces you are proud of.  If there's something you would like me to see email: enquiries@dukeofbedford.peterborough.sch.uk and Mrs Faircloth will pass it onto me!  It makes my day to see that you have been enjoying the work...I miss you all very much.  

Have a good weekend Year 1. 

From Mrs Gibson. 

Thursday 30th April

I have a joke for you today…answer at the bottom:  1. Q. What did the left eye say to the right eye? 

  • Log on to Mathletics.   Have a go at the activity I’ve set for you called ‘Greater or less to 100.’
  • English: Bingo (for you and at least one other player): choose 6 items from around the house (could have the same sound in e.g. sofa, phone, tomato, stone, soap and hose). On a piece of paper create a 4 square bingo grid. Write the name of 4 of your objects into the 4 spaces; drawing sound buttons too. A Bingo caller chooses from all 6 of your items to ‘call’.  Who gets BINGO first?  Play again with 4 new words. 
  • Maths: Ask your grown up for some money! Can you identify all the coins?  Can you make 10p? Can you find a different way to make 10p, using different coins? Try this for 15p and then 20p. 
  • Spellings: Keep practicing your spellings for ‘aw’ by playing catch.  On each throw you call out each letter of the word, e.g. ‘straw’ will take 5 throws! Test tomorrow!
  • Reading:  Read and follow a recipe.  Was it easy or difficult?  What helped or didn’t help?  Are you able to help make it? 
  • Comprehension:  Looking at ‘Sunflower plant life cycle’ comprehension from Monday - in your ‘English’ books write three questions you would ask someone to check if they have understood the text.  Try not to use the same ones as the ones I’ve given you and don’t forget your question marks!
  • PE: Play your favourite song and dance all the way through it!
  • Art:  Keeping with our ‘growing’ theme, have a go at sketching and drawing some leaves.  Collect some from your garden or from your walk and then look very carefully at them to draw them as accurately as you can.  Look at my ‘how to draw leaves’ tips to help.  Art.-how-to-draw-leaves.docx
  • Don’t forget to spot the smiley face pictures in windows when you go for a walk!

See you Friday.

From Mrs Gibson.

Answer: Between us, something smells!

Wednesday 29th April

Good Morning!

Deep think question:  Talk to your adult about this one…what would life be like if you couldn’t read or write? 

  • PE:  Go this website and choose ‘Freeze!’ to join Jump-start Jonny in keeping fit and having fun!  https://www.jumpstartjonny.co.uk/home
  • Log on to Education City today and have a go at the activity I’ve set for you called ‘Flora the explorer’.  It follows-on from Monday’s activity.   
  • English:  Please complete the activity I’ve set for you today which is to complete the grammar questions on the activity mat.      English-29.4-SPAG.docx
  • Maths - 2D shapes and 3D shapes:  How many 2D and 3D shapes can you name? Go around your house/garden and make a list of all the circles, squares, rectangles (oblongs) and triangle shapes you can see. Can you find any other 2D (flat) shapes? Then go around looking for 3D shapes (cubes, cuboids, cylinders and spheres). Can you find any others?  Make your 2 lists in your ‘Maths’ book.
  • Spellings: Keep practising your spellings for ‘aw’.  If you go to: https://thewordsearch.com/maker/ you can enter this week’s words to make a word-search, or you can make your own.  A page from your ‘Maths’ book would be good to use as there are squares for you to put the words into.
  • Reading:  Read to someone younger than you today.  This could be in person or over the phone/video-chat. 
  • Comprehension:  Answer questions 6-9 on your ‘Sunflower plant life cycle’ comprehension.   
  • Computing and Art: Go to this website: https://www.abcya.com/games/abcya_paint and follow my instructions on the attachment.  Computing-and-art.-Make-a-sunflower.docx

See you again tomorrow!

From Mrs Gibson.

Tuesday 28th April

Halo!

I hope you had a good Monday Year 1.

I hope you’re all feeling well and are enjoying your sixth week at home!

  • PE: Have a look on You Tube at Just Dance Kids 2: ‘5 little monkeys’ and dance along!  Try to do they whole thing 3 times today!
  • Log on to Mathletics and have a go at the activities I’ve set for you.  Today’s is called ‘Before, after and between’.
  • English: Today’s task is creative writing.  If you could have any fantasy pet, what would it be and why?  Write on the lines (no floating letters please).  Don’t forget finger spaces, punctuation at the end of each sentence and a capital letter at the start of each one.  English-28.4.20-If-you-could-have-any-fantasy-pet.docx
  • Maths: Practice your number bonds to 10 by playing the ‘Total of 10’ card game.  You’ll need to concentrate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SD028NO-ZGc&list=PLWIJ2KbiNEyoBDc5yLJ4PaiaY3o5E5xCB&index=5&t
  • Spellings: Go to: https://www.spellingtraining.com/learn.html?&telesj&Veaevl&mtejdr&telrbq&htem&sbjyc&wbjpyc&sbjpyc&rbjyc&pyc  and ask your adult to enter this week’s spelling words.  Then go to ‘practice your words’ and it will tell you what to do.
  • Reading:  Please find and read some instructions for a new game.  Can you then play the game too?  Did you have to return to the instructions?
  • Comprehension:  Looking at your ‘Sunflower plant life cycle’ comprehension from yesterday and answer questions 1-5.  
  • Science: Would you like to see plants breathe?  Fill a glass or glass bowl with lukewarm water. Remove a leaf from a tree or plant (do not just pick one up off the ground as an 'active' leaf is needed). Place the leaf in the bowl of water and put something on top of it so it is fully under the water.  Put the bowl in a sunny spot. Wait for an hour and then have a look with a magnifying glass, if available. You should see small bubbles that form around the leaf.  Try this: Does warmer water give more bubbles? How do different leaves compare?

Enjoy your day!

From Mrs Gibson.

Monday 27th April

Guten tag!   Welcome to another new week Year 1!

As you read this with your adult try to spot a question with its question mark! 

I hope you enjoyed last week’s ‘fishy’ activities! 

  • PE: Do PE with Joe Wicks today.  It’s great fun and gets your day off to a good start!
  • Log on to Education City and have a go at the activities I’ve set for you.  Today’s is called ‘Flora Explorer’.
  • English: have a look at today’s task which is all to do with adding prefixes to the start of root words.    English-27.4.20-Add-the-prefix-un.docx  
  • Maths: One more and one less: Get about 20 raisins/grapes/cereal pieces. Place some on a plate and count them.   If the grown up with you says ‘one more’, add one more and say what number you have now (without recounting them)  If they say ‘one less’, eat one and say how many you have left (again, without recounting if you can)! 
    Repeat for 5 different starting numbers.  This time every item (raisin/grape etc.) is worth 10.  Repeat the activity removing or adding 10s.
  • Spellings/Phonics: On Friday you should've received your new spellings with the ‘aw’ pattern but unfortunately I sent the wrong ones.  The new ones are attached.  Write them all out but use a different colour for the vowels. Do you remember doing this with last week’s words?   Spellings-27.4.20.docx
  • Reading:  I hope you’re enjoying your books from Oxford Owl.  You can listen to the book and can read it yourself.  Today, as long as the weather allows you to, I’d like you to read outside!
  • Comprehension:  You have a new comprehension this week called ‘Sunflower plant life-cycle’.  Read it through today only getting help where you need it. There are 3 different levels of difficulty.  The one with 1 star is the easiest, 2 stars is a bit harder and 3 stars is the most challenging.  Have a look with your adult and pick the one you would like to read.  comprehension-l-51705d-sunflower-plant-life-cycle-differentiated-reading-comprehension-activity-editable-version-ver-2.doc
  • Extra challenge:  This week it’s a SMILEY FACES challenge.  Make a picture of a smiley face or perhaps a crowd of smiley faces and place it in a window of your house where others can see it when they walk past.  When you’re out and about see how many smiley face pictures you can see!

More tomorrow!

From Mrs Gibson.

Friday 24th April

Kalimera Year 1!  Call out ‘Kalimera’ to the person who comes after you in the register, like we do for the register in the afternoons!  I wonder if the others heard you!?

  • Log on to Mathletics:  Have a go at the activity I’ve set for you called ‘Multiplication arrays’.
  • English: Today’s writing task follows on from yesterday’s.  Complete the story using the prompts I gave you yesterday.    
  • Maths: Today’s Maths task can be done on-screen, printed-off or you can write the answers in your squared ‘Maths’ book.  It’s called ‘Measuring length and height’.   Maths.-24.4.20-measuring-length-and-height.docx
  • Spellings: Please ask your adult to test you on this week’s spellings.  Can adults please say the word, then put it in a sentence and then say the word again.  At the end please through all the spellings once more so that your child can check what they’ve written and make any changes before they hand it in!  Good luck!
    Your new spellings can be found here on the ‘ue’ sound:  spellings-20.4.20.docx
  • Reading:  Friday special:  Please go to https://bit.ly/AudioElevenses to listen to today’s story by David Walliams.
  • Comprehension:  Last day on ‘The Zoo’ comprehension today.  Retell the text to your adults using the pictures to help but you’re not allowed to look at the words.  Remember as much detail as you can. 
  • Extra challenge:  Art.  Go to: http://harptoons.com/level-1-drawing-videos.html and learn to draw ‘Coo-Coo chicken’ 
  • PE:  Go on to GoNoodle.com and pick 2 activities to do today to keep you active!

 

Have a good weekend Year 1. 

From Mrs Gibson.

Thursday 23rd April

Today is St George’s Day!  I have given you a story below to learn all about the patron Saint of England.

I have a joke for you today too…answer at the bottom:  1. Q. What's orange and sounds like a parrot? 

  • Log on to Education City.   Have a go at the activity I’ve set for you that follows on from your activity on Tuesday.  This one’s also called ‘Pick a tomato’. 
  • English: Your writing task spans over today and tomorrow.  I would like you to write the story of The Rainbow Fish following my prompt sheet.    English-23-and-24.4.20-sentence-writing-prompt-pictures-activity-to-support-teaching-on-the-rainbow-fish-by-marcus-pfister-editable.docx
  • Maths: Today’s Maths task can be done on-screen, printed-off or you can write the answers in your squared ‘Maths’ book.  It’s called ‘Part-part-whole’.  Maths-23.4.20-part-part-whole.docx  Also, go to: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button and choose ‘Number bonds’.  Then choose ‘Make 100’.  Use your knowledge about number bonds to 10 to help you work out the number bonds to 100. 
  • Spellings: Keep practicing your spellings for by playing catch.  On each throw you call out each letter of the word.  Test tomorrow!
  • Reading:  Listen to this story about George and the dragon.  http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/short-stories/george-and-the-dragon  Tell your grown up who the main characters are in the story.  Verbally retell the story in your own words.
  • Comprehension:  Looking at ‘The Zoo’ comprehension from Monday - in your ‘Writing’ books write three questions you would ask someone to check if they have understood the text.  Try not to use the same ones as the ones I’ve given you!
  • PE: Play your favourite song and dance all the way through it!
  • PSHE: Looking after yourself:   I have included 3 different levels of challenge for you to choose from with this activity.  If you want a harder challenge please do the last activity.  If you want a medium activity then do the middle one and if you fancy something a little easier today then choose the first activity (your adult could help you choose).  PSHE-23.4.20-looking-after-yourself-activity-sheets-editable-1.docx

Don’t forget to spot the flowers in windows when you go for a walk!

See you Friday.

From Mrs Gibson.

Answer: A Carrot!

Wednesday 22nd April

Tell your adult your best bit of yesterday.  What are you looking forward to today? 

  • PE:  Go this website and choose ‘Everybody say whooopa!’ to join Jump-start Jonny in keeping fit and having fun!  https://www.jumpstartjonny.co.uk/home
  • Log on to Mathletics today and have a go at the activity I’ve set for you called ‘Groups of 2’.   
  • English:  Please complete the activity I’ve set for you today which is to label the fish.  This is what a diagram looks like in a non-fiction (information) book.    English-22.4.20-LabelRFish.pdf
  • Maths: Today’s Maths is about number bonds to 10 but if you would like an extra challenge, which I know lots of you do, then do it to 20 instead.  You have to add the fish to the bowl and work out what number needs to go with each fish to make 10/20.    Maths-22.4.20-fish-order-bonds-.doc
  • Spellings: Keep practising your spellings for ‘ie’.  If you go to: https://thewordsearch.com/maker/ you can enter this week’s words to make a word-search, or you can make your own.  A page from your ‘Maths’ book would be good to use as there are squares for you to put the words into.
  • Reading:  If your book this week is a story book then retell the story to your adult in your own words.  You can look at the pictures to help but don’t read the words this time!  If it’s a non-fiction book then tell your adult 2 facts that you can remember from it.
  • Comprehension:  Draw a picture of each animal from the text and write their name next to each picture…remember a capital letter at the start of their name.
  • Computing:  Go to: https://www.terrapinlogo.com/emu/beebot.html and this time choose the ‘dice mat’.  Program the Beebot to go from the starting point of ‘one’ to the word ‘four’.  Leave the Beebot there, clear the memory (by pressing the ‘x’) and then program it to get to the word ‘five’.  Again, clear the memory and then program it to get to the word ‘two’.  If you go wrong at any point you can drag the Beebot back to the starting point.  Good luck…this is tricky!
  • Science:  Go to:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zpxnyrd/articles/zw2y34j to learn about what plants can you can find outside.

See you again tomorrow!

From Mrs Gibson.

Tuesday 21st April

I hope you had a good Monday Year 1.

Halo!

I hope you’re all feeling well and are enjoying your fifth week at home!

  • PE: Have a look on You Tube at Just Dance Kids: ‘Who let the dogs out?” and dance along!
  • Log on to Education City and have a go at the activities I’ve set for you.  Today’s is called ‘Pick a tomato’.
  • English: Following on from yesterday’s work I have set you some more work about the story of The Rainbow Fish.  I would like you to look at the pictures and order/sequence the story.     English-21.4.20-sequencing.docx
  • Maths: Your Maths work links in with our fish theme again today.  You have to count the scales on the fish.  Sounds simple BUT I want you to be very careful when writing each answer.  Try to get your digits the right way around.  Don’t forget, all numbers start at the top!  Maths-21.4.20-scales-counting-activity-sheet-to-support-teaching-on-the-rainbow-fish-editable.doc
  • Spellings: Go to: https://www.spellingtraining.com/learn.html?&telesj&Veaevl&mtejdr&telrbq&htem&sbjyc&wbjpyc&sbjpyc&rbjyc&pyc and ask your adult to enter this week’s spelling words.  Then go to ‘practice your words’ and it will tell you what to do.  Spellings-3.4.20-1.docx
  • Reading:  Please read your ebook from Oxford Owl and then imagine you are a character from your book.  What questions would you ask them?  Think of 4. 
  • Comprehension:  Looking at your ‘The Zoo’ comprehension from yesterday and answer the questions.
  • Extra challenge:  Design and make a homemade board game today!  Perhaps it could have a fish theme?

    Enjoy your day!

    From Mrs Gibson.

Monday 20th April

Buongiorno!   Welcome to a new week Year 1!

Count how many exclamation marks I’ve used in this whole message today!  Answer at the bottom. 

I hope you enjoyed Easter and hope the Easter bunny managed to visit you! 

  • PE: Do PE with Joe Wicks today.  It’s great fun and gets your day off to a good start!
  • Log on to Mathletics and have a go at the activities I’ve set for you.  Today’s is called ‘Groups of 5’.
  • English: We’re basing our English work this week around the story of The Rainbow Fish.  Have a look at your first activity here and then write all the colours you can see on the fish in your ‘English’ book.    English-20.4.20-Rainbow-fish.docx
  • Maths: Today’s Maths work is called ‘Repeating patterns’.  It links in with our fish-themed work for this week!  Maths.-20.4.20-fish-repeating-patterns.doc
  • Spellings: Before the Easter holidays I gave you your new spellings with the ‘ie’ pattern.  Write them all out but use a different colour for the vowels.   
  • Reading:  I hope you’re enjoying your books from Oxford Owl.  If you haven’t tried or needed one yet you can get one by visiting the Oxford Owl page, then go to ‘ebooks’ and then ‘levels’ and then ‘book band’ and choose a book to read from your book band!  You can listen to the book and can read it yourself.  Try video-calling a family member or friend and read your book to them!
  • Comprehension:  You have a new comprehension this week called ‘The Zoo’.  Read it through today only getting help where you need it.  Comprehension.-The-zoo.docx
  • Extra challenge:  This week it’s a FLOWERS challenge.  Make a picture of a flower or perhaps a whole bunch and place it in a window of your house where others can see it when they walk past.  When you’re out and about see how many pretty flower pictures you can see!

More tomorrow!

From Mrs Gibson.