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Remote Learning – Monday 25th January

January 24, 2021 at 3:29 pm

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We hope you have had a great weekend. This is what we are learning over the next 2 days…

  • Phonics –  a-e/ay/ai and or/aw/au phonemes
  • English – draw and label a fantasy setting
  • Maths – subtraction, crossing 10
  • Art – create a piece of artwork in the style of Henri Matisse
  • PE – ball skills using your feet

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 Monday and Tuesday if you would like to access them from home:

On Monday we are revising the a-e, ay and ai phonemes. They are different digraphs that all make the same sound in words like late, play and rain.

This short Alphablocks clip explores the different spellings that create the same sound!

There is also a fun roll and read game included in your pack to play. Here is a copy:

On Tuesday we are looking at the or, aw and au digraphs. These diagraphs look different but sound the same like in fork, claw and Autumn.

There is a fun four in a row game include in your pack. Here is a copy:

Can you read these real and alien words? Why not try to put one of these words into a silly sentence?

English

This week all our work is linked to the story ‘Katie and the Dinosaurs’ written and illustrated by James Mayhew. Enjoy the story read by the author….

Imagine if you went through the special door like Katie did.

What fantasy world would you explore? Maybe you would go under the sea, in space or sweetie land. Use your imagination and have fun! What can you see? What can you smell? What can you hear?

Over the next two days we would like you to draw the fantasy land you visit and label it. (You can write the labels on the back of the door – please don’t write on the lined page.) Here is an example from last year…

We are looking forward to seeing your super drawings. Remember to use some adjectives, right choice words, when you are writing your labels.

Maths

This week we are continuing our work on subtraction, this time we will be crossing 10. Let’s find out more…

Monday’s lesson

Quick fire starter, can you answer the questions below?

Can you remember how to use your number line to solve subtraction calculations? If not, don’t worry let’s have a look…

Have a look at the next 2 calculations. Can you write the calculation on your whiteboard and then work out the answer?

Well done if you got the right answer.

Now can you try solving these 2 calculations?

Well done, you are doing well. Now you can answer questions 1 and 2 (pages 19 & 20) in your White Rose math books.

Tuesday’s lesson

Ok, let’s get our brains thinking about numbers. Can you answer these warm up questions?

Hopefully you are now more confident using a number line to subtract one number from another. Here is a reminder…

Now we are going to show you another way of how to solve the calculation by counting back to 10 first. Let’s take a look…

Can you solve this calculation by counting back to 10 first?

Now you have had time to practice counting back to 10 first, can you try answering question 3 (pages 20 & 21) in your White Rose maths books.

Art

This week we are learning about another famous artist – Henri Matisse. He was French and used a lot of colour in his art work.

In your pack there are some instructions and paper that you can use to make your own Matisse inspired art work. We are looking forward to seeing your amazing art.

PE

Hopefully your ball skills using your feet are improving. Don’t forget to keep the eyes on your ball and control where it goes.

This week we are continuing to dribble a ball around objects, this time you need to have 1 red, yellow and green object, this could be coloured pencils or pens. Now you need someone in your house to hold these objects up one at a time. If they hold up green – dribble the ball around your chosen objects. Yellow – tap your toes on the ball and red – stop your ball with your feet

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

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Remote learning – Friday 22nd January

January 21, 2021 at 4:14 pm

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It is Friday again! You have all been working so hard this week. Look what we are doing today…

  • Phonics – Practise the tricky words
  • Library day – Enjoy a story
  • Handwriting – Practise forming the lower case and capital letters
  • Maths – Subtraction/ Number bonds to 10 and 20

Phonics

Phonics Play have a free log in for children to access fun phonics games online. Why not try the flash card speed trials or the tricky word truck games? Click here to go to the Phonics Play website. Log in using the details below and then click on the resources tab to access the games.

Username: jan21 Password: home

There is a live phonics lesson at 9.15am every day. Here are the slides for Friday’s lesson if you would like to access them at home:

This week we have been looking at the two tricky words:

Can you spell both of these words correctly and say them in a sentence? Why not try and add these words into a silly sentence? Can you be a detective and spot either of these words in one of your reading books?

You could also check to see how many of the Year 1 words you can read and spell correctly. There is a copy included in your first pack, but a copy has been attached below too. Pick a couple of the words you cannot spell and practise these through the next week and test yourself again next Friday! If you can spell all of the words are you able to write them in a sentence?

Library Day

Have you read any good books at home this week? Sit back and enjoy this dinosaur story…

Handwriting

Have you been practising your handwriting? Can you write all the lower case letters cursively? Can you form all the capital letters correctly? In your yellow book write the capital letter next to its lower case letter, like the image below…

Maths

Well done for working so hard this week! Today we are looking at solving subtraction problems using a number line. Can you work out what to write for the calculation and answer it?

Watch the video from 7 minutes onwards (if you watch from the beginning it will recap everything you have learnt so far this week)

Can you choose some subtraction problems from your pack to solve? Can you write the calculation? Don’t forget to use your number line or objects to help.

Now for some fun activities to help learn your number bonds to 10 and 20.

Here is a fun number bond game to play at home.

Click here to play. Then choose number bonds and then either make 10 or make 20. Have fun!

Can you make a number bond rainbow? You could use different colours to write out the calculations.

Amazing work in Year 1…

Well done to the parents/carers for a super week of teaching and well done to Year 1 for working so hard! Enjoy a rest this weekend and we will blog again on Monday.

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Home learning – Wednesday 20th January

January 19, 2021 at 4:49 pm

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It is Wednesday! Look what we are doing over the next two days…

  • Phonics – Revise the phonemes – ur/er/ir and ou
  • English – Choose a dinosaur to write some facts about. Do one of the comprehension tasks from your pack.
  • Maths – Subtraction
  • ICT – Algorithms
  • PE – Ball skills using feet

Phonics

Everyone is welcome to join in with our live phonics lessons every day this week 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 are revising the ur, er and ir phonemes. They sound the same but look different!

On Thursday we are revising the ou phoneme like in ground.

There is a fun board game and phoneme spotter for these sounds in your pack to play!

Can you read these real and alien words? Why not try to put each of these words into a sentence?

In school the children enjoy reading and writing their own silly sentences. “Can a blue teapot dance and sing?” “Do sharks read books at night and sleep in a bed?” “I saw a jumping dolphin in my garden!” Can they write one using the digraphs from Wednesday and Thursday? They could type it in the comment section of this blog post to make their friends laugh! Will you need a question mark, exclamation mark or full stop? Here is mine…

English

Over the next two days you can choose your own dinosaur to find out some interesting facts about. This game on BBC Bitesize is good fun and will help you find out lots of facts.

Now you can write some sentences about your dinosaur. You could write your sentences in your yellow book, or use one of the writing frames from your pack or make a poster or leaflet. You could even draw a picture of your dinosaur to add to your work. This is the success criteria for the task…

Reading

Have you done any of the comprehension tasks from your pack? 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.

Leeds libraries have lots of great books you can read online. Click on the link to find out more.

Maths

Wednesday

Today we are looking at subtracting using a number track.

Is Tiny correct?
Have a try to calculate this answer using your number track
Can you work out the answer?

Now have a go at questions 1 and 2 (pages 16 and 17) in your workbooks.

Can you challenge yourself to answer this question:

Thursday

Now you have practised subtracting numbers using a number track, let’s see if you can use a number line.

Can you practise answering these calculations using a number line?
Can you write the calculation and find the answer to this subtraction problem? No peeking at the answer below!

Now you can answer question 3 in your workbook. When you’ve done that can you challenge yourself to try the question below?

ICT

An algorithm is a list of rules to follow in order to solve a problem.

Algorithms need to have their steps in the right order. Think about an algorithm for getting dressed in the morning. What if you put on your coat before your jumper? Your jumper would be on top of your coat and that would be silly! Watch this video to find out more…

We use algorithms every day. I need to bake a cake:

The algorithm here is a cake recipe. You can find the algorithm to solve this problem in a cookbook! In your home learning pack you have some programming cards. Can you give instructions to someone at home and direct them somewhere specific?

Maybe you could make something using Lego or Duplo and give instructions to someone to build exactly the same model. Watch the video to help…

PE

How did you do on the last challenge? Let’s keep practising our ball skills using our feet. Can you dribble a ball or ball of socks/foil around some obstacles, maybe use some tins of food or toys?

Ask a grown up or brother or sister to shout out a body part. You need to stop the ball with your feet and place the body part called on the ball. Have fun!

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

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Home learning – Monday 18th January

January 17, 2021 at 4:08 pm

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We hope you have had a great weekend. This is what we are learning over the next 2 days…

  • Phonics – silent k/silent g and air/ure phonemes
  • English – write the last page of your T Rex book
  • Maths – Subtraction
  • Art – create a piece of artwork in the style of Piet Mondrian

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 Monday and Tuesday if you would like to access them from home:

On Monday we are learning about the silent k/ silent g sound. If a ‘k’ or a ‘g’ comes before the letter ‘n’ it will be silent like in the words knot and gnome.

On Tuesday we are revising the air (like in chair) and ure (like in pure) sounds.

There is a fun four in a row and a roll and read game for these sounds in your pack to play!

Can you read these real and alien words? Why not try to put each of these real words into a sentence?

Remember to see if you can spot any of these sounds in your reading books.

English

Wow! Before we left school on Friday we set up some cameras to see if we could film the cheeky dinosaur that keeps coming in our classrooms. It worked – watch this video to see who it was…

This week we are writing the last page of our T Rex book. Do you know what habitat means? It is where someone might live. Do you know where the T Rex lived?

See if you can find out any more facts about the habitat of the T Rex and then write your last page. Are you proud of your finished book? You are now an author! Well done!

Maths

For the next 2 weeks our focus in math’s will be subtraction, taking one number away from another.

Monday

Can you make 18 on your ten frames and take away/subtract 2? Do you get an answer of 16?
Can you subtract 4 from 15? How many snowflakes do you have left?

Can you have a go at the subtraction sheet in your packs? Then answer question 1 in your workbooks on page 14.

Can you challenge yourself to answer this subtraction problem?

Tuesday

Watch the video below. It will recap what you did yesterday and then explain today’s subtraction work:

Now complete questions 2 and 3 in your booklet. Can you challenge yourself to answer this question? Can you explain to someone why you picked a certain method?

Art

Today we going to learn about a famous artist called Piet Mondrian.

Piet was a Dutch artist who was famous for his abstract artwork. He used lots of black lines and primary colours in his work. Look at these paintings. What colours do you think he used? What shapes can you see?

Can you try and create your own artwork in the style of Piet Mondrian? In your pack there are some instructions and some paper for you to use. You could bring your finished work to our Friday afternoon Google Meet or send us a photograph of it to add to our blog. Have fun being an artist!

More super egg protectors…

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

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Home Learning – Friday 15th January

January 14, 2021 at 7:29 pm

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Yippee you have made it to Friday! We are so proud of how hard you are all working. It is so lovely to see your smiling faces on our Google lessons.

This is what we are learning today …

Phonics – tricky words come and there

Maths – Practising number bonds to 20

Computing – Purple Mash Art to create a picture of a dinosaur

Story – Enjoy listening to a story

Phonics

Today we are going to revise our tricky words. Tricky words are words that we cannot sound out. Watch these two songs to revise tricky words we have already learnt.

This week our two tricky words are:

Can you read these tricky words? Are you able to say these words in a sentence? Can you spell these tricky words correctly? Can you write them in a sentence?

There are also daily phonic lessons on the government Phonic lessons website. You can use the link to catch up on previous lessons.

Maths

Can you practise your number bonds to 20? Complete question 4 on page 10 of your White Rose maths booklet.

Keep working hard on Mathletics. Well done to everyone who has got a bronze or silver certificate this week. Will anyone get a gold?

Computing and Art

Log on to Purple Mash using your own log in and password.

  1. Click on ‘Art’ .

2. Click on 2Paint

3. Launch app

Here is some help on how to use the toolbar:

Now create your own dinosaur picture. I am sure you can do better than this one! Don’t forget to save your picture in the ‘Dinosaur’ folder.

Story Time

It is Friday, so it must be library day! What books have you enjoyed reading at home this week? Sit back and enjoy this funny story that we recorded during the last lockdown! I don’t think I will be getting a job on Cbeebies soon!!

Super egg protectors!

Tina will be very pleased as you have been super scientists and made some fantastic egg protectors!

Have a lovely weekend and we will blog again on Monday.

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Home Learning – Wednesday 13th January

January 12, 2021 at 3:42 pm

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Well done on working so hard so far this week. This is what we are learning on Wednesday and Thursday…

Phonics – Learn the g say j and ea says e phonemes

English – Write the next page of your T Rex book. Learn how to use the conjunction ‘and’.

Maths – Add by making 10

Science – Investigating materials

PE – Ball skills using your feet

Phonics

This week we are learning phonemes that sometimes make a different sound in some words. For example a ‘g’ is sometimes pronounced as a ‘j’ in some words like ‘giant’ and ‘ea’ is sometimes pronounced as ‘e’ in some words like ‘bread’.

Can you read all of these words? Can you write any of your own words using these sounds? Can you spot either of these phonemes in your reading books?

There are also daily phonic lessons on the government Phonic lessons website. You can use the link to catch up on previous lessons.

English

Conjunctions

Do you know what a conjunction is? It is a word that can help us join up two clauses in a sentence. Today we are going to learn how to use and in sentences.

Now have a go at the two conjunction sheets that are in your pack.

On this sheet you need to swap it and replace it with and to make the 2 sentences into 1.
Can you finish each sentence?

Dinosaur Book

Over the next two days you need to write the next page of your book about what the T Rex did. Use the facts below to help you. Can you find out any more facts? Try to use and in your writing.

Maths

We are continuing to learn how to add 2 numbers together by making 10.

Can you now complete questions 1 and 2 on page 11 and 12 of the White Rose Maths book?

Now complete question 3 on pages 12 and 13.

Science

We have had another letter from a dinosaur and found a nest full of eggs in our classroom!

Can you help Tina protect her eggs? Use all your knowledge of materials to make an ‘egg protector’. What material would be good to use? Have you anything in your house that you could use? Then you can have fun testing it! (Grown ups – you might want to boil the egg first if you don’t want too much mess!!) Please email us photographs of your super egg protectors.

PE

Last half term we did a lot of work on ball skills using your hands. This half term we are looking at our ball skills using our feet!!

Grab a ball and find yourself a little space, ideally outside if there isn’t any snow!

Can you use your feet to dribble the ball around on the floor? Can you control the ball? Can you make the ball stop using your feet? Once you have practised controlling the ball, can you try this activity:

Reading Books

Please can you return any reading books that your child has read when you collect your pack on Friday morning. There will be a plastic box for you to put them in. We have put new books in your child’s pack – hopefully they won’t have read them! There are also plenty of books on Bug Club. Please let us know if your child needs more books adding to their account.

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

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