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Friday 1st May!

April 30, 2020 at 4:14 pm

Wow April has gone by so quickly. Hello May! Let’s see what exciting things we have planned for today…

  • Computing – Algorithms – to be able to give specific instructions to make something.
  • English – tricky words
  • Library – enjoy a story

Computing

Last week we started to learn about algorithms. We learnt that we need to give specific instructions otherwise we don’t get the end result we want. Listen to Algorithm Al to remind what you need to do for an algorithm to be successful…

Can you use the Mr Potato head sheets to create your own Mr Potato head? Now can you give instructions to a grown up, brother or sister to see if they can make one? Don’t worry if you can’t print these sheets out, you could draw and cut out your own Mr Potato head, maybe you have a real Mr Potato head you could build or you can wait until these sheets arrive in your next pack!

Tricky Words

It’s Friday so it must be tricky word day! Practise reading and writing these words.

Can you write them in a sentence? Can you do ‘rainbow’ spellings? This is where you write each word in a different colour.

Story Time

It’s library day! What books have you enjoyed reading at home this week? Sit back and enjoy this funny story…

I don’t think I will be getting a job on Cbeebies soon!!

Here is a link to another website with lots of free books for you to enjoy at home – https://readon.myon.co.uk/

Letters and Sounds Phonic Lessons

Are you finding these daily phonic lessons useful?

They are growing!!

Theo from 1P has guessed correctly. They are caterpillars! What will they turn into?

Friday’s Gallery

English

Maths

Science

Computing

Busy at school

What else have we been doing?

Have a great weekend.

The Year 1 Team

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Happy Wednesday!

April 28, 2020 at 11:31 am

We hope you are having a great week. Here are some activities for you to try at home…

English/Grammar – finish writing about the land at the top of your beanstalk. Learn about the plurals s, es, ies

Phonics – revise e-e/ee/ea/ey. Do the phonic detective sheet and play the games

Maths – finding a quarter and problem solving

Science – life cycle of a plant

English

This week we are learning about the plurals s, es and ies. A plural is something we use when we have more than one of something. For example hen becomes hens. Adding ‘s’ doesn’t work for all words. Let’s start with adding ies:

Now let’s look at adding es

Last of all let’s look at adding the plural ‘s’

Now you’ve learnt about when to use ies, es and s let’s try and see if you can do these activities.

Can you complete this game in Purple Mash?

Phonics

Today we are revising e-e/ea/ee/ey.

Can you have a go at the phonic detective sheet? There is also a ‘Roll and read’ and a dice game to play. Keep writing your silly sentences too!

Below are the phonic lessons videos which the DFE are sharing at 10.30 every day on YouTube. (These are the lessons from Monday and Tuesday)

Maths

Well done for practising finding a quarter. We are going to continue finding a quarter in today’s lesson.

Can you join in with the days of the week song as a warm up?

Lesson 1 – Wednesday

Today we are going to find one quarter of an amount. How many blocks do we have?

How can we find one quarter of 8?

Can we find one half first. Remember one half is 2 equal amounts.

We are trying to find a quarter. So we need to make 4 equal groups.

Now we have 4 equal groups. One quarter is one of the equal groups. How many blocks are in one equal part?

One quarter of 8 is 2.

Miss Pinnock has used counters to find out what a quarter of 12 is.

Half of 12 counters is 6. A quarter of this is 3.

Can you choose objects of your choice to find a quarter of the amount?

After you have practised watch the video and have a go at the activity sheet.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

Lesson 2 – Problem solving (Thursday)

Well done year 1. You have worked super hard in Maths this week. In this lesson we are practising our problem solving skills.

Listen carefully to the video and try to use your previous learning to solve the problems. You could also create your own problem solving questions!

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

Science

This week we are learning about the life cycle of a plant. Click on the link below to find out more…

Did you have a go at the quiz?

Sprouting seeds

Now, watch this video: Shooting sprouts shows seeds germinating. Encourage your children to talk about what they see happening. The root appears first from each seed, followed by a shoot and the first leaves. 

Hands-on activity: Why not try to germinate some seeds from fruit or vegetables. You could collect a few seeds from some fruit such as a tomato or a melon and make a plant pot by recycling a carton, yoghurt pot or just some rolled-up paper. Make sure you keep any compost moist and that each pot is able to drain water away easily. Keep an eye on your unusual pots and see how long the seeds take to germinate.  

Bean Life Cycle: Can you cut out the pictures and put them in the right order? You could place them in a circle with arrows pointing to the next box. Or you can draw your own bean life cycle.

I planted a bean last week – look how much it has grown already! What do seeds need to help them grow?

Don’t forget to let us know if you’d like to join us for a Google Meet. We have started our group catch ups this week.

We love seeing what you have been doing at home, so please send us some pictures by 1pm on Thursday.

Look out for Friday’s picture blog!

The Year 1 team

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Thank you!

April 27, 2020 at 2:36 pm

Today the Year 1 team were sent the most amazing video organised by a couple of parents. They did their best to get everyone involved but this is always easier said than done. Thank you to you and the children for making us all smile. We miss you ALL so much.

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Monday is here!

April 26, 2020 at 8:12 pm

Year 1 Home Learning Week 4

We hope you have had a lovely weekend. We enjoyed reading your giant descriptions. Here are a few exciting activities we have planned for you…

English – To describe what is at the top of your beanstalk

Phonics – Complete the phonic detective sheet and write a silly sentence

Reading – Enjoy reading one of your reading books or online books

Maths – Finding a half and finding a quarter

PE – Throwing underarm

English

Last week you wrote some super giant descriptions. This week we would like you to imagine that you are Jack and a giant beanstalk has grown in your garden. You have climbed up the tall beanstalk, what do you see when you get to the top?

Can you draw a picture of the land at the top of your beanstalk? Now can you describe it using some right choice words? Can you include any conjunctions, such as and or but, in your writing? Who lives in your land? Are they friendly or fierce?

This is mine: ‘Lollipop land’

Phonics

We are revising these phonemes…

Have a go at this phonic detective sheet. Can you think of any other words?

Can you use these digraphs to write your own silly sentences? Will you use a full stop, question mark or exclamation mark in your sentence? Don’t forget to add them in the comment section below, so you can make all your friends laugh! Here is mine… 

There is a new game on Spelling Shed for this weeks phonemes.

Maths

This week we are continuing to learn about finding a half and we will move onto looking at quarters too.

Lesson 1 – find a half (Monday):

Can you join in with the doubles rap as a warm up?

How many smarties do I have? How can we halve them?

10 shared into 2 equal groups is 5.

Can you choose objects of your choice and half the amount?

Watch the video and have a go at completing the activity sheets.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

Lesson 2 – find a quarter (Tuesday):

Today we are going to find a quarter. Can you remember how to find a half? The pictures show 2 equal parts. We could share the cookie between 2 people. One of the 2 equal pieces is a half.

A quarter is one of 4 equal pieces. We have 2 equal pieces in the pictures above. How could we show 4?

We could draw another line in the middle. They all have 4 equal pieces.

Can you use paper to create a quarter?

Enjoy watching the full video and have a go at completing the activity sheet too.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

PE

We are going to practise under arm throwing. Imagine your arm is an elephants trunk, swing it backwards and forwards making sure your hand is facing up holding a ball. Use your hand to direct the ball where you want it to go. Have fun playing this game…

PSHE

Mrs Swindlehurst has been busy learning about massage and relaxation. The link below will show you some great ideas that might help your child and other members of your family. Her voice is very calming – enjoy.

Have a fantastic start to your week. Keep up the good work! Don’t forget to send us pictures of your work by 1pm on Thursday for Friday’s blog.

We will blog again on Wednesday.

The Year 1 team

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It’s Friday!!

April 24, 2020 at 6:17 am

Well we’ve made it to Friday, well done Year 1! We hope you have had a good week. As well as photos from the last couple of weeks we have some activities for you to try…

  • Computing – learning what an Algorithm is
  • English – tricky words
  • Library – enjoy a story

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z3tbwmn/articles/z3whpv4

So now you know what an Algorithm is you know that we need to give specific instructions

If you are able to view a Powerpoint on your device please download the building bricks one below. If not then please watch the video and see if you can use building bricks to repeat the task. Can you give specific instructions to a grown up or sibling to make the same model?

Building bricks – can you do it?

Tricky Words

Friday is normally our tricky word day. This week we are practising reading and writing the following words…

Join in with the song and then practise spelling the words. Can you write them in a sentence?

Library

Friday is also our library day! Are you enjoying reading lots of books at home? Please let us know if you need more books on Bug Club. Lots of famous authors have been reading their books. Here is one for you to enjoy…

Maybe next week you might spot someone you know reading the Friday story!!

Phonics

From next week the DFE are providing on-line Year 1 phonic lessons. These can be used alongside the resources we’ve already sent home and the activities we put on our blog each week. We will add their phonic lessons to our blog each week or you can watch it daily at 10.30am. Hope you find them useful. Here is an introduction to the lessons…

Mystery Package!

Something has arrived in school for the Year 1 children to look after. Look carefully – what do you think it is?

Photo time!

At home…

An amazing solar system!
Great counting!

In school…

Even the adults have been busy…

Wow! We have all been busy. Well done Year 1. If you click on a photograph it will become bigger. Please can we ask that you send any photographs by 1pm on a Thursday.

Have a great weekend.

The Year 1 Team

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Wednesday’s learning fun…

April 22, 2020 at 6:27 am

We hope you are writing some good giant descriptions. We can’t wait to see them! (Please send us your work for Friday’s blog)

Here are a few more things you can have a go at doing…

English – Exclamation and question marks

Maths – Making equal groups and finding a half

Science – Parts of a plant

Phonics – Read and write ‘ar’ words

Art/Computing – Draw a picture of your giant

Maths

Lesson 3 (Wednesday)

Can you practise the counting in 10s video as a warm up?

We are continuing to look at making equal groups but this time we will be sharing. When we share we have to make sure each group has the same amount (equal groups).

How many eggs are there?

We can share them equally between the 3 baskets.

6 eggs shared equally between 3 is 2.

Can you pick objects of your choice and share them equally? I have 9 pens and I have shared them equally between 3 pencil pots.

9 pens shared equally between 3 is 3.

After you have practised you could watch the full video here: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

And complete the activity sheets.

Lesson 4 (Thursday)

Can you practise the counting in 2s video as a warm up?

Today we are looking at finding a half. You could use play dough or paper to cut and find half of a shape. We can make a half in different ways.

After you have practised making a half you could watch the full video here: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

And complete the activity sheet.

English

Today we are learning about what an exclamation mark and a question mark is and how to use them in our writing.

In the video Mrs Kumar explains what a ! and ? are and how to use them correctly in sentences.

Learn about exclamation marks and question marks

Do you think you could have a go and putting exclamation marks, full stops and question marks in the right places? Attached are 3 different worksheets, choose 1 or 2 questions. Can you challenge yourself to write your own?

Can you learn the song?

Purple Mash

Can you challenge yourself to put in the correct punctuation – capital letter, full stop, exclamation mark or a question mark?

Phonics

Today we are revising ar. Can you have a go at the phonic detective sheet? There is also a ‘Four in a row’ game to play.

Science

This half term we are learning about plants. Can you name the parts of a plant? Click on the link below to watch the video.

Can you label a plant? You could download the sheet or draw your own plant. Can you label the roots, bulb, stem, leaves and petals?

Next time you are in your garden or go on a walk you could look for plants. Can you name any types of plants?

Art/Computing

Can you create a picture of your giant? Make sure he matches your character description. You could draw and colour your picture or use Purple Mash to create your pictures. This is a picture of our giant!

If you create a picture in Purple Mash, can you save it in your class folder?

Don’t forget to send us pictures of your work so we can post them on Friday’s blog.

Keep up the good work Year 1, you are doing a super job!

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Fee Fi Fo Fum!

April 20, 2020 at 6:49 am

Year 1 Home Learning Week 3

Good morning Year 1! We hope you are all well. Here is an overview of activities you can do at home over the next few days…

English – Write a description of a giant.

Phonics – Complete the phonic detective sheets and play the dice game. Write a silly sentence.

Maths – Making doubles and making equal groups (grouping).

PE – Throwing and catching skills.

English

Your first task is to listen to this story…

Can you listen to a special message we received this weekend, we promised to forward it on to all of you…

We hope you can help Jack by describing the giant for him. Start by drawing your own giant. Can you use adjectives to describe him? We wondered if the giant had dark, menacing green eyes?

Phonics

This week we are revising some of the phase 3 phonemes – ck/ff/ll/ng/ss/zz/ch/ph/qu/sh/th/wh/ar. Can you use these digraphs to write your own silly sentences? Don’t forget to add them in the comment section below, so you can make all your friends laugh! Here is mine… “Can a cheeky white duck quack and hiss in the dark?”

There is a new game on Spelling Shed to help you practise these phonemes.

Maths

This half term we will be focusing on learning the small steps for multiplication. As a starter can you join in with Jack Hartman’s counting in 5s exercise?

Lesson one (Monday)

Making doubles.

Miss Pinnock has 3 oranges. Her friend gives her double the amount. How many does she have now?

Can you try this one? The straws represent 10 +1=?

Please watch the full video here and then complete the doubles activity sheet. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

Lesson 2 (Tuesday)

Making equal groups (grouping)

Can you start by completing the flashback activities?

We are going to make equal groups. How many frogs are there?

There are 12 frogs.

Can you place these frogs into groups of 4? What could you use in your house to represent the frogs? I have used 12 pieces of pasta. This makes it easier to put them into groups of 4.

There are 3 groups with 4 pieces of pasta in each group. We have made equal groups!

Please try and practise making different equal groups using objects of your choice. Then watch the video here and complete the equal groups worksheet.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

PE

We are going to practise our throwing and catching skills with a partner by playing Blast Off!

Here is a special film made by lots of people from the Farsley Farfield family. Who can you spot?

Have fun working! We will blog again on Wednesday.

Bye for now,

The Year 1 Team

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Hello Year 1!

April 14, 2020 at 6:12 am

Good morning! We just thought we’d say hello and check that you are all ok.

Have you been busy? Look what some of the Year 1 staff have been doing…

Mrs Galbraith on a bike ride. (My first attempt at making a video for the blog! Enjoy!!)

Online Learning

There are lots of new games and activities to play online at home…

Maths – There are lots of fun, practical maths activities and ideas on the White Rose Maths website. You can also follow them on their Facebook page. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/easter-fun/

Nrich also have some maths games and activities on their website –https://nrich.maths.org/9086

Reading – Go to Collins Connect and click on the Teacher portal and enter:  Username: parents@harpercollins.co.uk Password: Parents20!  and click Login.  Access 330+ free KS1 ebooks from their primary reading programme.

You could also enjoy listening to a story – https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

Purple Mash – They have updated their site and there are lots of new activities to explore. Click on the download below for more information. If you have forgotten your password please just ask us. https://www.purplemash.com/login/

A book to share…

The brilliant illustrator Axel Scheffler has produced a book about Covid-19 Coronavirus just for children – and it’s available as a FREE download.  

Axel worked with consultant Professor Graham Medley, two head teachers and a psychologist to make sure the book got the messages right, answering questions about quarantine, how you can catch the virus and what happens if you get ill.

https://nosycrow.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Coronavirus_INS.pdf

Yoga

Here is another fun yoga session for you to join in with…

Enjoy the rest of your holiday.

We will blog again next Monday.

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Friday’s here again! Week 2 done!

April 3, 2020 at 6:06 am

Look what we’ve all been up to this week!

At home…

In school…

Look at our new fence!! How could we make it look nicer?

The children in school wrote a happier ending to the Chicken Licken story…

Even the adults have been busy…

It’s been so lovely to hear from lots of our Year 1 children. It really helps keep all our spirits up. We’re glad that you seem to be getting the balance right between work and play.

Spring Chicken Event

Today would have been our Spring Chicken event. Maybe you could have your own at home! Look at your chicken work and join in with the song.

Fun ideas for the weekend!

Spot the Difference

Well, these 3 troopers have helped make a Spot the Difference game for you to play.

There are 10 differences to spot! (I think)

If you do want to play and add your answers to the comment section of this blog, please don’t use the children’s names in your text….girl on the left, boy, girl on the right would be best.

Yoga

We love doing Cosmic Kids yoga at school. Here is a fun one that all the family can enjoy!

Have a great weekend.

The Year 1 Team

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It’s April! More home learning ideas for Year 1

April 1, 2020 at 5:59 am

Have you had fun with capacity? Are you busy writing a chicken book?

Over the next few days you could do some of these activities…

English – do some of the Chicken Licken ideas from Monday’s blog

Maths – revisit previous learning. Can you count in 10s? Can you make equal groups?

Reading – enjoy reading one of your reading or library books. Can you spot any phonemes in the book?

Phonics – write a silly sentence and add it to the comment section of the blog. Have a go at the phonic detective sheets.

RE – find out about why some families celebrate Easter

RE

This week we would have been learning about Easter. Enjoy these short videos…

Over the next few weeks you could do some Easter activities.

  • Make an Easter card for someone in your family
  • You could boil an egg and then decorate it
  • Have a go at egg rolling!
  • Make an Easter bonnet
  • Make chocolate nests and enjoy eating them!
  • Draw eggs and hide them around your house for your family to find them

There are a few fun Easter activities attached.

Phonics

Please find attached some more phonic sheets. You could have a go at making your own sheet to test your family.

Maths

Can you complete these flashback activities? These are based on maths we have covered throughout the year.

What’s the fastest way to count the eggs?

We can count in 10s. See if you can try this one.

Can you complete the activity sheet?

Lesson 2 – Make equal groups

Can you make equal groups?

There are 2 equal groups of 4.

Can you pick an object and place them on plates to make equal groups? How many groups do you have? How many in each group?

Can you complete the activity sheet?

Remember there are more maths videos and ideas on the White Rose Maths Home Learning pages. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

Photographs

We are going to share all your photographs every Friday, so everyone can see what we’ve all been doing. Keep emailing us – they are great!! Our email addresses are alexandra.galbraith@farsleyfarfield.org.uk, sabrina.pinnock@farsleyfarfield.org.uk, hannah.kumar@farsleyfarfield.org.uk

This is Mr Garlick’s last week as one of our Year 1 teachers. Whilst we are delighted to welcome back Mrs Kumar, we will all miss having Mr Garlick as part of our team and we look forward to seeing him again soon. Thank you Mr. G!

Have fun!

The Year 1 Team

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