Welcome to all children in year 1.
We hope you are all well and practising all the skills we have set you, such as reading, handwriting and calculating.
Every week on this page The Year 1 Team of teachers (Mrs Bestwick, Miss Cotton and Mr Stockley),
will be setting you some different activities to keep you busy.
The year 1 teachers currently have a joint email account to allow us to keep in contact with parents and children. If there are any queries about the home learning packs we have prepared or if you would like to share anything with us then please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Our email address is: email@example.com
Greetings Year 1. We hope you all had a great time in the sunshine with your families over the holidays
Our new topic for this half term is called “Who is king of the beasts? “and is all about different types of animals. Our planet is full of thousands of different kinds of animals of all shapes and sizes who can do all sorts of fantastic things. This week we are going to take a look at one of the Year 1 team’s favourite animals…the bee. We think bees are one of the most amazing animals in the world. Without them we would find it almost impossible to grow any food and you can find them buzzing around in your back garden. Scientists have spent many years studying them and now it’s your turn.
Have a look at the knowledge organiser for this topic. Which definitions do you know already? Which do you not know? Which animal group do you think the bee belongs to? What do you think a bee eats? Also have a look back over last half terms knowledge organiser. Can you remember all of the definitions?
Task 2Now is the time to start your research about bees! Read the honey bee fact file and answer the questions. Don’t forget to ask a grown up for help if you need it !
Read the bee PowerPoint with a grown up and watch the bee videos on our video page. After that see if you can complete your own fact file about a bee.
Can you find half the number of bees in each hive? When you half something how many groups do you share it into? Is it always the same number of groups ? Can you write a rule for finding half of a number? Which operation (+ - x ÷) would you use when writing a number sentence for finding half of each hive?
In our bee experiment it is your job to do what bees do and start pollinating.
Spellings and handwriting for this week
This one is going to take a bit longer than a week. You have one wildness challenge a day for the next 30 days! Have fun and stay safe in the sun.
Week 7 - 18th May
Hello Year 1.
We hope you have had a lovely weekend and that you are enjoying this beautiful weather. We have loved seeing how busy you have all been this last week and thank you again to all those that have sent us updates, messages and photos to our year group email. Please keep them coming!
Here are your home learning tasks for this week.
Hopefully you all had chance to read the book ‘A tree is nice’ last week. From the powerpoint we learnt lots of information about why trees are important. What facts can you remember? Can you make your own fact book? You can do this by simply folding a piece or two of a4 paper. Don’t forget to illustrate your fact book too.
We have loved seeing all the photos of your plants beginning to grow. Don’t forget to keep filling in your growing diary with updates.
Plants are also very important as they provide us with lots of different foods. We know lots of you are growing your own fruit and vegetables at home. See if you can complete our fruit and vegetable alphabet.
We have been super impressed with how well Year 1 is doing on TT Rockstar. See if you can use your knowledge of times tables to complete the sheet below.
With the weather forecast looking so good for this week, whilst outside either in your garden or on a walk can you build your own den? If you are feeling super creative see if you can plan and design it first before you start building it. We would love to see your finished den so please send any photos to our year group email.
Did you know we get food from many different parts of a plant? Have a look at the powerpoint below and then see if you can complete the cut and stick activity.
This week, the theme for the activities is Orienteering! You do not have to do the activities in the suggested order or in fact do them all, if you really enjoy one day there is nothing stopping you doing that activity every day! Miss Davies will be joining in with each day’s activities this week so be on the look out for her videos! Who is going to join Miss Davies in learning some new skills and keeping active?
There will be a virtual competition each Friday, details of how to enter are shown on the schedule page and on the Friday activity card on the leaflet attached below. The competition will be run at district and county level. There will be prizes for schools with the highest percentage of entries based on pupils on roll, certificates for all entrants and a prize draw after the last week for those who have entered 100% of the virtual competitions. Please make sure that all activities are carried out safely!
Don't forget to send photos to the year group emails so we can see what exciting things you get up to!! Have fun!!
Week 6 11th of May 2020
Greetings Year 1. We hope you all had a great weekend commemorating V.E. Day. Keep sending in your super photographs for our ‘Find a View Gallery’ and if you have not had a look at the gallery yet it is under Curriculum-Enrichment- Green Tree award. Thank you for all the other great photos and e-mails too. You lot have been up to all sorts including growing plants of all shapes and sizes, turning lemons into lemonade, painting in the garden and even making volcanoes! Love it!
Here are your tasks for this week. Don’t forget Purple Mash, Numbots and Spelling Shed (Can we get Year 1 top of the league!) when you have a spare 5 minutes. Miss you all. KOKO (Keep on keeping on)
Read ‘A tree is nice’ with a grown up and talk about it afterwards. Why do you think trees are important? What would the world be like without trees? Do you have a favourite tree? What makes it special?
Is ‘A tree is nice’ fiction or non-fiction ? What makes it a fiction or non-fiction book? Does it have characters or does it tell you facts? Is there a problem and solution in the book?
What do you think is one of the most important parts of a plant hunter’s job? That’s right, it’s to go out hunting for plants! Now you have packed your bags you are ready for your own Plant Hunter expedition. Don’t forget to e-mail back with your findings.
Write a letter to a friend or family member.
Everybody loves getting a letter so why not write to someone and help to put a smile on their face. All you need to do is write about what you have been up to in the last few weeks and how you are feeling. Don’t forget to ask them what they have been doing and to include illustrations.
Jack and the Beanstalk careful counting
Spelling and handwriting 'au' and 'aw'
Make a printing block
Gingerbread multiplication and division problem
Oxford Reading Tree Online ebooks
If you would like to do some reading while at home why not try signing up to The Oxford Reading Tree online library. It is free to register and there are lots of ebooks for you to try.
Knowledge Organiser For our new growing topic
This document contains the essential knowledge that children will need to know as part of the new topic. These Knowledge Organisers are designed to be used at home by parents to help children learn the information contained within.
Ways to use the Knowledge Organiser at home.
>Children read the information to be learnt (possibly with an adult) .This can be broken down into chunks over the course of the topic.
> Try and recall the information (this can be written down or verbally)
> The key to success is to repeat this regularly over the week.
> It is also important to keep revising the information that has already been learned in previous weeks to keep it fresh in the memory
We are confident that these Knowledge Organisers will help our children to develop knowledge on a wide range of topics and will significantly improve their vocabulary and help to develop their reading and writing skills.
Week 5 04.05.2020
Hello Year 1, we hope you are all continuing to keep well and are continuing to enjoy learning fromhome.
Hopefully last week you managed to have a go at the tasks linked to the topic 'Which plant is that?' and you are filling your head with lots of new knowledge to impress your grown ups contained in your Knowledge Organiser.
This week we will be looking at VE day as Friday 8th May is a National Bank Holiday, and this year we are remembering the special event called VE day that took place 75 years ago. We would love you to know a bit more about it. You may need an older family member to help you read some of the information, but there are still some activities you can still do if a grown up is not available.
Additionally, two more '2dos' will be set on purple mash for you to complete. Please keep sending us photographs and messages about what you are getting up to at home and remember you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read the attached Power point if you can, if it is too tricky ask an older family member or grown up who lives with you to help you. It has lots of information about VE day and is a good place to start.
Task 4 - This is a cut out and colour paper aeroplane in the design of a Spitfire, the planes that were used in the Second World War. Make one or more of them and measure how far away they land after you have launched them into the air. You could play this with another family member and see who's plane travels the furthest. What measurement will you use to measure the distance your plane has travelled, centimetres (cms) or metres ( m) ?
Take some pictures of your plane in action and send them to the Year 1 team
Task 5 - Attached is an information pack about organising a VE party with your family. Have a look at the power point and resources to see if this is something that you would like to organise for Friday. If you do decide this is something you would like to do, we would love to see any pictures of your celebrations. Don't worry, we know that things are a bit different at the moment and therefore there is no expectation for you to do this if you do not want to. Just learning about this day and being able to tell another person about what you have learned is the main priority.
Week 4 27.04.20
Hello Year 1, we hope you are all continuing to keep well and are enjoying learning from home. Hopefully last week you managed to have a go at the tasks linked to our new topic 'Which plant is that?' and you have begun to find out lots of exciting facts! Following on from the activities set last week please find below some more tasks to be getting on with. Additionally, two more '2dos' will be set on purple mash for you to complete. Don't forget we would love to see what you are getting up to at home and you can email us at email@example.com. We have loved hearing from you and seeing all your photos so far!
Hopefully you planted some seeds last week and have started a growing diary. Check on how your seedlings are doing. Can you see any changes? Record what you can see in your growing diary. Don't forget to keep watering it!
Revisit the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. Can you create a 'wanted' style poster for the giant? Use adjectives to describe him and don't forget full stops and finger spaces!
Using old boxes, food packets, toilet rolls etc make your own box model creation linked to the story Jack and the Beanstalk. Perhaps you could make your own beanstalk? Or your own castle?
Go on a shape hunt around your house. Look for both 2d and 3d shapes. Which shape is most common? Can you name the properties of each shape, for example, how many corners does a cube have? How many faces does a cuboid have? Perhaps you could play a guessing game with a family member where one of you has to describe a shape and the other has to guess.
What common plant names do you know? Go on a walk or go into your garden and see how many different types of plants you can spot. See if you can label the plants on the sheet below. If you don't have access to a printer then you can draw the plants on a piece of paper and then label them.
Play lots of games! Board games are great for counting and have a go at some reading games on the phonics play website. Phonics play is currently free to use and the login is march20 and the password is home.
Have a go at playing 'buried treasure'
Handwriting and Spellings for this week
Spelling Shed, TT Rockstar and Numbots learning
In addition to Spelling Shed we have also now bought into using Times Tables Rockstar and Numbots. The login details for TT Rockstar and Numbots are linked so it will be the same username and password for both websites, whereas a separate log in is needed for Spelling Shed. These log in details are individual to each child. We are not able to send these out to all children at once we but will send them out upon request. If you would like access to this then please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can send your child's login details out.
Week 3 20.04.2020
Greetings Year 1 and welcome back after Easter. We hope you have all enjoyed the Easter sunshine.
This is the first week of our new topic ‘Which plant is that?’. Did you know that plants make their own food from sunlight using their leaves, they can grow to be hundreds of years old and even clean the air we breath? Plants are also really important because many animals, including humans, eat some of them. Plants are truly amazing!
Your first task of the week is to get growing different seeds at home. You can often find seeds hiding in all sorts of places including your fridge, in your weekly shopping and even in herbal tea bags! Below you will find a video to help you to start growing different fruits and vegetables at home. WARNING! Please make sure an adult helps you with some of these activities as they involve using sharp objects or extremely hot items like an iron or flame.
Once you have have planted your seeds you can now start a growing diary where you can come back each week and check how your seedlings are doing ! When do the first shoots appear? How long does it take before it out grows its pot? How long does it take before you can collect a harvest from your new plant (for some plants like fruit trees it might take a few years.) Good luck all you super sprouters.
Read the story ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ on your own or with a grownup to help. Which characters are in the story? What is the setting? What is the problem and what is the solution? What kind of character is Jack? Is he brave for taking the Giant’s things? Should he steal things that aren’t his?
Now rewrite the story of Jack and the Beanstalk with a different ending. Maybe this time the Giant catches up with Jack? or once Jack gets home the mysterious man wants his beans back? It is really up to you. You can plan your story in just the same way as your own terrific tale in our last topic and don’t forget the illustrations.
Try some bubble printing using the instructions below. You might even want to try making a bubble rainbow for all the brilliant doctors, nurses, shop workers and bus drivers who are all working so hard at the minute.
Then write your own set of instructions for bubble printing including; a list of items you will need and each step for what you need to do.
For this topic you will find below a ‘Knowledge Organiser’ which contains important information about plants to remember. In the Knowledge Organiser is a vocabulary list that you can use to quiz yourself and your family. Which definitions do you know at the start of the start of the week? Which can you remember by the end of the week?
Write some number lines for counting in 2's, 5's and 10's starting from 0. What is the highest number you can get to for each number line? What do you notice about each number line? Are there any patterns? Can you write a rule for each number line?
Challenge- Write a number line counting in 2's, 5's and 10's from any number and answer the activity cards. What do you notice about these number lines? What is the same and what is different about these number lines and the number lines starting from 0.
Count how many burpees can you do in 1 minute. Who can do the most in your family? Can you do more on Friday if you practise each day of the week?
We have recently bought into using this exciting resource to support the learning of year 1 spellings and phonics. There are a variety of fun activities and mini games to play that will help you learn different spellings each week.
The log in details for this are individual to each child. We are not able to send these out to all children at once we but will send them out upon request. If you would like access to this then please feel free to email email@example.com and we can send your child's login details out.
If there are any problems with accessing spelling shed, please let us know and we will try and sort as soon as possible.
This is the last week of our topic. - Task 1
Work has already been set on purple mash for you to write your own stories.
Plan your story before you start using purple mash. You can do this on paper as a story map or using the headings underneath.
When planning your story answer these important questions.
Who are your characters ? - describe them and what they like doing, do they have something special about them that your reader needs to know ? Who is the hero and who is the Villain? How will the reader know which is which ?
Where is your story set ? - Remember to describe where your story is set such as in a deep, dark wood on the edge of a small village , or on a sunny, sandy beach in the south of a large country. Do you have more than one setting in your story like in the story A Necklace of Raindrops ?
What is the problem in your story ? - What goes wrong or what happens that your hero needs to sort out in order for the story to be complete
How does your story end ? - Is it a happy or a sad ending.....you get to decide.
Plan your illustrations too before trying to draw them on purple mash. Remember to include the setting as well as the characters as detailed as you can.
Have fun with your story writing. Remember it takes an author days, weeks, even months to write a Terrific Tale. Try to take your time and make your story interesting for someone else to read.
Please post your work to Purplemash once you are really pleased with it.
Play a story writing game with someone in your family. You can use this table of ideas or make one of your own...you will need a dice to play
Use these intereseting pictures to help you write a story. You can start by just describing what you think is happening in the picture and what you think happened before and what you think happened after. There are no right or wrong answers look at the picture for at least 5 minutes, think about what you can see and imagine what you can't see - then write.
There are also some activities comparing amounts using the following symbols
< Less than
> Greater than
= The same as or equals to
Think of the symbols as crocodiles mouths...the crocodile always eats the greater number.
Don't worry if you cannot print these off, have a look at them and then see if you can make some challenge cards similar to these or write some of the comparisons down on paper.
Pssstt grown ups ........... here are the answers you should be looking for
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