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Remote Learning – Monday 1st March

February 28, 2021 at 3:15 pm

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We hope that you all had a good weekend and are ready for hopefully the last week of remote learning!

Live Lessons

This is what we are learning over the next two days:

  • Phonics –  Revise a-e, ai and ay
  • English/Science – Learn about the five senses. Write the first two pages of your senses book.
  • Maths – Place Value – Tens and ones
  • PE – Dance, linking 2 movements together.

Phonics

There are daily live phonics lessons with Mrs Broadhead at 9.15am on Google Meet. Here are the PowerPoint slides for Monday and Tuesday if you would like to access them from home:

On Monday we are going to revise the split a-e digraph. Watch this video and help Geraldine read the split a-e words:

On Tuesday we are going to revise the alternative spellings that all make the same a-e / ay / ai sound.

In your pack there are two sheets to complete over Monday and Tuesday. These are both dated at the top. Here is a copy:

English/Science

This week we are going to be learning all about the five senses. Do you know what the five senses are?

Click here to watch this short video to find out more. There is a quiz too.

Over the next two days you need to find out some facts about the sense of smell and the sense of hearing and write those two pages of your book. What sentence openers will you use in your writing this week?

Join Mrs Kumar at 10.15am on Monday to find out more about this task.

The sense of smell

The sense of hearing

Mrs Kumar is doing a fun science lesson all about the sense of hearing at 1.15pm on Monday.

Here is the success criteria for this week’s task:

Maths

In the next two lessons we will be looking at the value of numbers by learning how many tens and ones there are in numbers up to 50.

Monday’s lesson

Let’s get warmed up first…

Look at the picture on the left. Can you count how many birds there are? Did you find a quick way of counting?

Now it is your turn. Complete questions 1 to 4 on pages 7, 8 & 9.

Tuesday’s lesson

Let’s get started…

Can you try and find numbers around your home and tell a grown up how many tens and ones it has?

Make sure you have completed questions 1 to 4 on pages 7, 8 & 9. Join Mrs Kumar at 10.15am on Tuesday for a maths lesson.

PE

Last week we started to look at dance and thinking how you could move like an animal. You may have found a piece of music that reminds you of the animal you chose.

This week you need to think of a small animal and 2 ways in which you could move to represent that animal. Can you link 2 different movements together? Can you use facial expressions? Can you perform your movements for someone to guess the animal you are? Good luck!

World Book Day Competition

Don’t forget to take part in our competition. We would like you to tell us about your favourite story character. You could write a character description, draw and label your favourite character or even create your own character! Please send all entries to your child’s class teacher by Friday 5th March.

Have a great two days and we will blog again on Wednesday.

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Remote Learning – Friday 26th February

February 25, 2021 at 4:07 pm

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It is Friday again! Look what we are doing today…

  • Phonics – Tricky words – said, have, like
  • Spelling – Keep practising reading and writing all of the Year 1 words. Play a game on Spelling Shed.
  • Reading – Read a reading book or an E book. Enjoy listening to a story.
  • Maths – Place Value within 50

Phonics

There is a live phonics lesson today at 9.15am. We will be reading and writing some silly sentences! Here are the slides if you would like to view them at home:

It’s tricky word Friday! Time for a tricky word song…

Can you read and spell each of these tricky words correctly? Why not try to put each one into a sentence. Can you improve your sentence by adding some right choice words? Here is mine:

Which tricky words have I used? Can you spot the right choice words I have added?

Reading

Are you still reading lots at home? You all have lots of books to read on Bug Club. Don’t forget there are plenty of books on Oxford Owls and Collins Big Cat. You could challenge yourself and read a book from the next level.

Enjoy this funny story about Winnie…

Maths

You are doing so well with counting forwards and backwards within 50, recognising numbers and counting large groups of objects.

Let’s get our brains warmed up..

Don’t forget to complete questions 1 to 4 on pages 4, 5 & 6. Keep up the super maths work! Have you been on Mathletics this week? See if you can get a certificate.

World Book Day

Next Thursday is World Book Day, but we are going to celebrate this day on Friday 5th March. We are going to have a fun day of enjoying books! We thought you could be comfy and stay in your pyjamas all day, whether you are at home or in school!

Competition Time!

We would like you to tell us about your favourite story character. You could write a character description, draw and label your favourite character or even create your own character! We will choose a winner from each class and we have some great prizes. Please email all entries to your child’s class teacher by Friday 5th March. We will choose winners when all the children return to school the following week. Please see the letter below for more information.

Have a super weekend. We will blog again on Monday.

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Remote Learning – Wednesday 24th February

February 23, 2021 at 1:57 pm

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It is Wednesday already, keep up the good work! Here is what we have planned for the next 2 days…

  • Phonics –  Revise ch, ph, qu, sh, th, wh and ar
  • English – Continue writing your body facts
  • Maths – Counting forwards and backwards within 50
  • Science/Art – Make an art straw skeleton

Phonics

Everyone is welcome to join in with our daily live phonics lessons at 9.15am on Google Meet.

Here are the PowerPoint slides for Wednesday and Thursday if you would like to access them from home:

On Wednesday we will be revising ch, ph, qu, sh, th and wh. Can you read all of these phonemes? Can you spot any of these phonemes in your reading books?

There is a phoneme spotter and a race car game for these phonemes in your pack to be completed. These will both be dated 24.02.21 at the top.

On Thursday we will be revising the phoneme ‘ar’ like in park. Here is a video to watch:

There is a phoneme spotter and a racing car game for this phoneme in your pack to be completed. These will both be dated 25.02.21 at the top.

English

This week there is only one task in English and that is writing your body facts. Look back at Monday’s blog for some reminders about what you are doing. We are looking forward to seeing your finished work. You could send it to us using the Google form: https://forms.gle/pSNNSy1oZq1FNXTy7

If you have finished your writing about the human body you could do one of the comprehension tasks from your pack or the LSCWC activity.

Maths

Wednesday’s lesson

So far this week we have practised working out a numbers value by counting in groups of 10. Now we are learning how to count forwards and backwards up to 50. Join Mrs Kumar at 10.15am on Wednesday for a lesson about counting within 50

For our warm up you will need your 50 number square from your pack.

Now answer questions 1 to 4 (pages 4, 5 & 6) in your White Rose Maths booklet.

Thursday’s lesson

Let’s get our brains warmed up…

When we add 1 more the number gets bigger.

When we calculate one less we know the number will be smaller.

The missing numbers are 30 and 34
41, 42 and 43.

If you haven’t already answer questions 1 to 4 (pages 4, 5 & 6) in your White Rose Maths booklet.

Science and Art

Today we are going to have some skeleton fun! Enjoy this story..

Did you know that you have 206 bones in your body? The smallest bone is in your ear and the longest bone is in your leg.

In your pack there is a piece of black card, some white card and some white art straws. Can you use them to make a skeleton? Here are some that we made in school last year…

Join Mrs Kumar at 1.15pm on Wednesday to learn more about this activity.

You might want to sing along with this funny song whilst you make your skeleton!

Have a super two days and we will blog again on Friday.

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Remote Learning – Monday 22nd February

February 21, 2021 at 3:39 pm

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Welcome back! We hope that you all had a fun week off and are ready to get busy again!

This is what we are learning over the next two days:

  • Phonics –  Introduction to phonic detectives and revising ck/ff/ll/ng/ss/zz
  • English – Researching and writing body facts
  • Maths – Place Value – Counting to 50 by making 10s and numbers to 50
  • Science – Naming body parts
  • PE – dance, animal moves

Live Lesson Timetable

Phonics

Phonic Detectives

This half term, during our daily phonic lessons, we are going to become ‘Phonic Detectives.’ This will help the children revise all the phonemes in a fun way. In the pack there are some phoneme spotting sheets and a special highlighter pen. The children need to highlight the phonemes and read the words – some are real words and some are nonsense words.

Please don’t let your child do all the sheets at once – look on the blog or join the daily phonic lesson to find out which sheets to do each day. (There are more details on the letter below.) We have some prizes for the children if they are super ‘phonic detectives’.

Join Mrs Broadhead at 9.15am on Monday to find out more! Here are the slides for Monday and Tuesday’s live lessons if you would like to access them from home:

On Tuesday will be revising ck, ff, ll, ng, ss and zz. Can you read all of these phonemes? Can you spot any of these phonemes in your reading books?

In your packs there will be a phonic detective sheet for these phonemes and also a roll and read game. These will both be dated 23.02.21 at the top of the sheet.

Can you read each of these words? Why not put each word into a silly sentence!

English

This week we are learning about the human body in our English and Science lessons. What body parts can you name? What do you already know about the human body? Do you know any interesting facts? Click here to watch this short video.

This video will tell you some interesting facts about the organs inside your body.

There is only one English task for this week and that is to research and write some facts about the human body. You might want to write them in your yellow book or make a poster or a leaflet. You might want to add pictures, photographs or print some pictures to add to your work. Mrs Kumar will be leading an English lesson at 10.15am on Monday about this task.

Think what sentence openers you might want to use in your writing. Here are some you could use:

Here is the success criteria for this week’s task:

Here are a few facts you might want to use in your writing this week…

This PowerPoint also has lots of facts that might help you with your writing this week.

Maths

Monday’s lesson

Let’s start thinking about numbers with a quick warm up…

Over the next few weeks we are going to be learning about the value of numbers up to 50. This will include learning to count in steps of 2 and 10 and finding one more/one less than a given number.

Let’s start by counting on from 20.


Cut up your towers of ten and your ones. Can you create your own numbers? Count your towers in steps of 10. What is the smallest and biggest number you can make?

Tuesday’s lesson

Join Mrs Kumar at 10.15am on Tuesday for a live maths lesson.

Let’s get started…

Can you read these number words and find the numbers on your 50 number square?

Can you count the eggs by counting the groups of 10?

Now have a go at answering questions 1, 2 and 3 on pages 2 and 3 ‘Numbers to 50’ in your Place Value within 50 White Rose Maths booklets.

Science

We are continuing to learn about the body in our science lesson. What body parts can you name? Join Mrs Kumar at 1.15pm on Monday for a lesson about body parts.

Can you read all these body part words? Now use them to label the body outline that is in your pack.

This sheet is in your pack.

PE

Last half term we focused on ball skills using our feet. So for the next few weeks we are going to look at some ‘dance’. This week sees us think about animals and how they move? Can you find a piece of music which reminds you of your animals?

Try and see if you can move high and low, can you move over or under things in your animals habitat? Can you change direction? See if someone in your house can guess what animal you are.

Have a great two days and we will blog again on Wednesday.

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Remote learning – Friday 12th February

February 11, 2021 at 3:46 pm

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You have made it to the end of term! Well done for working so hard – we have seen some super work! Here is what we have planned for today…

  • Phonics – Tricky words – you, all, are, was, they, my, her.
  • Spelling – Keep practising the Year 1 words. Play a game on Spelling Shed.
  • Reading – Read a reading book or an E book. Enjoy listening to a story.
  • Maths – Solving addition/subtraction problems
  • RE – Learn about Chinese New Year and Pancake Day

Phonics

There is a live phonics lesson today at 9.15am. We will be reading and writing some silly sentences! Here are the slides if you would like to view them at home:

It’s tricky word Friday! Time for another tricky word rap…

Can you read each of these tricky words? Why not go on a tricky word hunt and see how many of these words you can find. You can find these words in lots of other places as well as your books. You might spot one on a television advert or on a sign whilst you are out for a walk!

Can you spell all of these tricky words correctly? Why not have a fun spelling test to see how many you know. If you get them all correct you could put each of the words into a sentence. Here’s mine:

Which tricky words did I use?

Spelling

Well done to everyone who has practised their spellings on Spelling Shed. We are now in the top ten spelling groups in school! Well done Year 1!

Reading and story time

Are you still reading lots of books at home? Don’t forget there are plenty of books on Bug Club,Oxford Owls and Collins Big Cat. You could challenge yourself and read a book from the next level.

Sit back and enjoy this story read by the author and illustrator Nick Sharratt…

Maths

The last quick fire questions of the term…

Now you have practised solving addition and subtraction problems. Solve these problems will you need to add or subtract numbers – be careful.

2 + 9 = 11
6 + 8 = 14
15 – 8 = 7
17 – 9 = 8

Make sure you have completed your addition and subtraction problems. If you want to challenge yourself have a go at answering these questions:

You can now complete any pages you have left in your White Rose Maths booklet. You will be getting a new booklet in your next pack.

RE

Chinese New Year

Today it is the Chinese New Year and it is the year of the Ox.

Watch these short video clips to find out more about this celebration…

Shrove Tuesday

Shrove Tuesday is also known as Pancake Day. This year it will be celebrated on Tuesday 16th February.

It is a Christian celebration that marks the start of Lent and is the beginning of the 40 days leading into Easter. Some Christian families give things up for Lent – such as chocolate. But, you might be wondering, what does that have to do with pancakes? Traditionally, Shrove Tuesday was the last opportunity to use up eggs and fats before embarking on the fast for Lent. Making pancakes is a simple and tasty way to use up all of these ingredients!  Will you be making pancakes this year? Have fun!

Enjoy this funny pancake song!

Remote Learning Pack

Your next pack, and hopefully the last, will be ready to collect on Monday 22nd February between 9am and 11am.

Have a super half term holiday – relax and have fun!

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Remote Learning – Wednesday 10th February

February 9, 2021 at 2:05 pm

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You have made it to Wednesday, keep up the good work! Here is what we have planned for the next 2 days…

  • Phonics –  Phase 5 and split digraphs
  • English – Improve some sentences by adding right choice words
  • Maths – Solving addition/subtraction problems
  • Science – Investigate floating and sinking
  • PE – Fun physical warm up and a circuit

Phonics

Everyone is welcome to join in with our daily live phonics lessons at 9.15am on Google Meet.

Here are the PowerPoint slides for Wednesday and Thursday if you would like to access them from home:

On Wednesday we will be revising all the Phase 5 phonemes. Can you read all of these phonemes? Can you spot any of these phonemes in your reading books?

Here is a Phase 5 video to watch:

There is also a phase 5 four in a row game to play included in your pack:

On Thursday we will be revising split digraphs. Do you know all of these sounds?

Can you write a word with each of these sounds in? Why not try to put the word into a silly sentence. Here is mine for the a-e split digraph:

Here is a great video on split digraphs to watch:

There is also a split digraph bingo game to play included in your pack:

English

I hope you have had fun sticking adjective labels all over your house! Watch this video to learn more about adjectives…

Can you improve my sentences by adding some right choice words? Please write them in your yellow book.

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This is how I improved the first sentence…

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What right choice words have I used to make the sentence more interesting? I used the adjectives tiny, blue, tall and green. In your pack there is an adjective mat to help you think of interesting words.

Here is the success criteria for this task:

Maths

Wednesday’s lesson

Time to get our brains thinking about numbers, let’s answer these questions:

We have done lots of work on addition and subtraction so now we are going to use this knowledge to solve addition problems.

In your packs you will have one of the worksheets below. Use your number line and/or objects to solve the addition problems.

Join Mrs Kumar at 10.15am on Wednesday for a maths lesson.

Thursday’s lesson

Let’s practise our counting skills:

Can you answer these questions?

We have looked at addition problems, now let’s see if we can solve some subtraction problems.

Use your number line to jump back.
16 – 11 = 5
16 – 6 = 10
20 – 11 = 9

In your packs you will have one of the worksheets below. Use your number line and/or objects to solve the subtraction problems.

Science

This is our last lesson about materials and their properties. Next half term we will have a new science topic. You are super scientists and have impressed us with your knowledge of materials. We have seen some amazing egg protectors and dinosaur caves.

Looks like another dinosaur needs your help! Read the letter carefully…

I hope you can help Sammy. Use all your knowledge about materials and have fun investigating floating and sinking. Don’t get too wet! Mrs Kumar will be discussing this activity at 1.15pm on Wednesday.

Finally, have a go at some of these activities on BBC Bitesize to remind you what we have learnt :

This is a fun song too…

PE

Seen as this is the last week of this half term I thought we would get physical to help develop a healthy heart. Start by trying this Disney warm up activity. Can you tell a grown up why warming up before any physical activity is important?

Click on the link below for a fun warm up or follow the instructions below, you have 10 minutes to see how many times you can complete all 4 exercises:

https://www.nhs.uk/10-minute-shake-up/shake-ups/judy-hopps-training-test

Now let’s see if you can complete a circuit of 5 different exercises. Start with 10 star jumps, 10 mountain climbers, 10 skips or jumps, 10 burpees and jog on the spot for 10 seconds. How many times can you complete a full circuit? Can you make up your own circuit for someone at home?

Keep working hard and we will blog again on Friday.

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