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Monday 1st June

May 31, 2020 at 9:23 am

Welcome back after the half term holiday. We hope you enjoyed your week in the lovely sunshine. For those of you continuing to learn at home we have some exciting things for you to do:

English – Read and enjoy poems and develop ideas for a seaside poem.

Phonics – Revise the phonemes air/are/ear/ure.

Reading – Enjoy reading a book. Have a go at a comprehension sheet from your pack.

Maths – Sort 3-D shapes and recognise and name 2-D shapes.

PE – Have a go at golf rolling.

Art/DT – Create a sea creature.

English

This week we are focusing on the seaside. Have you been to the seaside?What did you enjoy? Read the poems below. Can you add any actions?

Did you read any right choice words?

Look at the pictures below and watch the video. Imagine you are sat on a beach, what can you see and hear? What would you taste or touch at the beach?

Write down some exciting words to describe what you hear, see, touch, and smell. This will help you to write your seaside poem later in the week.

Phonics

Remember your child can take part in the government Phonics lessons every day at 10.30am or you can use the link to catch up on previous lessons.

We are revising these phonemes…

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

Use these trigraphs to write your own silly sentences. Can you use a conjunction and adjective in your sentence today? Don’t forget to add them in the comment section below, we like reading them! Here is mine…

Reading

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

Lesson 1 – Sorting 3-D shapes

Have a go at completing the activity sheet.

Extension Challenge!

Did you manage to find out the answer? Check if you got it right:

Lesson 2 – Recognise and name 2-D Shapes

Have a go at today’s activity sheet.

Extension Challenge!

PE

A super activity to do outside to practise your underarm throwing. Can you aim a ball closely to your targets. If it is tricky, how could you improve your throw?

Art/DT

The children in school are working in four ‘bubbles’. They are turtles, dolphins, jelly fish and star fish. This week they are painting and making lots of sea creatures to brighten up their rooms. You might like to make an animal that lives in the sea to decorate your home.

Google Meet

Mrs Galbraith and Mrs Kumar are going to host two ‘Google Meet’ sessions every Wednesday for all the children who are learning at home. They will be at 10am and 1.30pm. Any Year 1 children are welcome to join us – it may get noisy so make sure you know where your mute button is!! Mr Harris has created a new Year 1 shared Google Classroom that should appear when your child logs in to Google. Please join the classroom beforehand by clicking on Accept. Then click on the Meet link when it it time to join one of the sessions. We are looking forward to seeing you.

We will blog again on Wednesday.

The Year 1 Team

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Friday 22nd May

May 21, 2020 at 3:10 pm

Well it has been a very different half term. Well done to everyone for all your hard work. Here is a summary of today’s learning…

Computing – Algorithms – to develop your instructions to include direction and steps.

RE – To learn about Eid.

English – To read and write tricky words.

Library – To enjoy listening to a story.

Computing

This is our last week learning about algorithms. Hopefully now you are able to give specific directions to move an object or a person. This week it is all about challenging yourself. On Purple Mash there are a number of challenges which will help you develop your ability to give very direct instructions to move an object to more than one place.

Log on to Purple Mash and go to 2Go. At the bottom left there is the gold challenges cup. Click on that and start your first challenge.

For each challenge you choose it will instruct what it is you need to do. As you can see above they have introduced numbers, these are for the number of steps/squares you want to travel. For the challenge above I had to change the direction of the car and add the number of steps/squares it needed to travel. Let us know how you get on, good luck!

Tricky words

It is Friday – tricky word day! Today we are reading and writing…

Can you write these words in a sentence? There is a new game on Spelling Shed that has all the Year 1 tricky words on for you to practise. Can you spell them all? On the school league table 1G are in 4th position and 1P have moved into 6th place – well done everyone! Keep practising your spelling!

Happy Eid al-Fitr

We would like to wish all our Muslim families a ‘Happy Eid al-Fitr’. We hope you enjoy celebrating the end of Ramadan.

Please click on the link below to learn more about Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/puzzles/lets-celebrate-eid

Story Time

It’s Friday story time. Sit back and enjoy this book…

Butterflies

Look at our beautiful butterflies. Do you know what type of butterfly they are? Today we let them all go free. Look out for them flying around Farsley!

Let’s celebrate the end of half term by looking at all your amazing work…

English

Maths

Other subjects

We wish you all a lovely bank holiday weekend. We look forward to seeing some of you back at school on Monday 1st June.

The Year 1 Team

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Wednesday 20th May

May 19, 2020 at 4:28 pm

You’ve nearly made it to the end of the week, almost half term. Here is what we have planned…

English – To complete your animal facts.

Phonics – Revise er/ir/ur. Do the phonic detective sheet and play the game.

Grammar – To learn about the suffixes ‘ed’ and ‘ing’.

Reading – To enjoy reading a book. Have a go at a comprehension sheet from your pack.

Maths – To measure length and recognise and name 3-D shapes.

Phonics

We are revising…

Can you have a go at the phonic detective sheet? There is also a ‘Four in a row’ game to play. Keep writing your silly sentences too!

Don’t forget there are lots of fun games on https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ 

Remember to use your free login: March20 Password: home

Grammar

We have looked at the prefix ‘un’. Today we are learning about suffixes. A suffix is a letter or group of letters that goes on the end of a word that changes the words meaning. We are going to look at the suffixes ‘ed’ and ‘ing‘.

Below is a link to BBC Bitesize, click to find out what a suffix is…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z8mxrwx/articles/zwgbcwx

Now can you have a go at completing this work. These sheets are in your packs. For the ‘Messy Magpie’ activity choose 1 of the activities, maybe challenge yourself to complete a trickier one.

Reading

Are you 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.

Here is a funny Winnie the Witch story for you to enjoy. They are in lockdown too…

You could also have a go at one of the comprehension activities from your pack. Remember everything you have learnt from the Reading Dogs. Did you spot them on last Friday’s blog?

Maths

Lesson 3- Measure length (2)

Well done for all of your hard work so far! This is our second lesson of measuring length.

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

Extension challenge!

Lesson 4 – Recognise and name 3D shapes

Today we are recapping 3D shapes. What are 3D Shapes? Can you remember any of the names? Join in with this 3D shape song!

Watch the video here and have a go at the activity sheet.

Extension challenge!

Keep working hard! You are all doing great.

We will blog again on Friday.

The Year 1 Team

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Monday 18th May

May 17, 2020 at 2:41 pm

Welcome to this week’s home learning, the last week of this half term. It is all about animals this week…

English – To write animal facts.

Phonics – To revise the phonemes au/aw/or.

Maths – Compare length and height and measure length.

Science – To learn about herbivores, carnivores and omnivores.

PE – 60 second burpee challenge!

English

In science we have started to learn more about animals. So we would like you to write some animal facts. You can present your work in different ways. You could make an information book, a leaflet, a poster or a fact sheet.

You need to think about…

  • The title of your writing
  • Do some research on animals from different groups – amphibians, mammals, reptiles, birds and fish.
  • What facts are you going to share? What is your animal? Where do they live? What do they eat? Are they a carnivore, herbivore or omnivore? How do they move?

Phonics

We are revising these phonemes…

Enjoy the Alphablocks making au/aw words!

Have a go at the phonic detective sheet and the dice game. Who will win today?

Use these phonemes to write your own silly sentences. Can you use an adjective in your sentence today? Don’t forget to add them in the comment section below. They make everyone laugh! Here is mine…

Maths

Lesson 1 – Compare length and height

In this lesson we will be using the key words – tall, taller, tallest, long, longer, longest, short, shorter, shortest and the same. Can you remember the best ways to compare objects? Can you remember the difference between length and height?

Watch the full video here and have a go at the activity sheet.

Extension challenge!

Lesson 2 – measure length

Today’s lesson focuses on measuring length. We have looked at this previously so we should be getting even better at this! We can use different objects to measure. What might we use? How can we make sure we measure correctly?

Watch the full video here and have a go at the activity sheet.

Extension challenge!

Science

This week we are learning about what animals eat. Have you heard of the words herbivore, omnivore and carnivore?

Watch these two short videos to find out more…

Are you a herbivore, carnivore or omnivore? There is lots of information, games and quizzes all about animals on Purple Mash. This will help you with your animal fact writing too.

PE

How good are you at burpees? Let’s see how many of you can achieve a gold medal! Good luck.

We will blog again on Wednesday.

The Year 1 Team

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Friday 15th May

May 14, 2020 at 4:25 pm

Well done on all your hard work this week. Here are some activities for you to try…

Design Technology – To build a bridge for ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’

Computing – To give direct instructions to move a bee

English – To read and write tricky words

Library – To enjoy a story

Design Technology

We hope you have been saving lots of boxes and tubes.

What is a bridge?

A structure to cross and open space or gap. Often used to cross water, valleys or roads.

Where have you seen a bridge? Have you been on a bridge?

Things to think about when making your model:

  • How will you fasten your materials together?
  • Will your bridge open upwards or another way?
  • Will it have somewhere for the troll to live?
  • Will your bridge have a troll trap?
  • Will your bridge have any decorations on it?

Once you’ve made your model can you see it is strong enough for an animal to cross over it. We look forward to seeing your models. If you don’t have any boxes or tubes perhaps you could use Lego or other building bricks to make your bridge. You could even make a bridge on Minecraft!

Challenge: Can you make your bridge 30cm long and can it hold a can of beans?

Computing

We have seen some super work on algorithms. This week you are going to think about how you can give direct instructions to make an object move using the programme 2Go in Purple Mash.

First of all you need to log in to Purple Mash and in the search engine put 2Go. Now launch the app. Click on the right arrow to choose which background you would like.

Before you start we need to make sure you have the correct tools to use. Click on the grey wheel at the top – this is the settings button. We are using the left, right, up and down buttons.

Next you need to click the tab on this page which reads ‘general’. We are then going to choose allow programming (slide right) . This will allow you to select a number of instructions/directions to move your object.

You need to choose where you would like to move your object to. I chose to move the king to the house. Click the purple directional arrows on to your grid. Then press play to see if your object gets to where you wanted them to go. There are lots of different backgrounds to choose from. Have fun!

If you get stuck with any of the above there are video tutorials on the app which will explain everything.

Tricky Words

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

Can you write these words in a sentence?

Library

It’s library day! Enjoy this story. Can you spot our ‘reading dogs‘ listening carefully?

I still haven’t heard from CBeebies!!

There are lots of lovely, free books on the BookTrust website. Click on the link below to listen to them.

Caterpillars

Look how much they have changed! They have made their cocoons and they have hardened. How long will we have to wait before they turn into butterflies?

Let’s see what you have been doing this week…

English

Maths

Other subjects…

Remember to click on a photograph to make it bigger.

We enjoyed our chats on ‘Google Meet’ this week. We are looking forward to some bingo fun next week!!

Have a fantastic weekend. See you here on Monday!

The Year 1 team.

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Wednesday 13th May

May 12, 2020 at 3:30 pm

We hope you are having a super week. Here is what else is happening this week in our learning:

English – To write the story of ‘The 3 _______’ using your story plans

Grammar – To know what the prefix ‘un’ means. How to use the prefix ‘un’.

Phonics – Revise oi/oy. Do the phonic detective sheet and play the games.

Maths – Addition and subtraction problems

Science – To learn about different types of animals. Sort and classify them.

English

So now you have planned your story based on The 3 Billy Goats Gruff, it is time to write it. Don’t forget..

  • use the correct punctuation – capital letters, full stops, exclamation marks.
  • use adjectives/describing words to make your story even more interesting.
  • use different sentence starters. Can you use any time words? First, next, then, after then, finally.

When you have finished writing your story read it to someone in your family. Do you need to edit and improve it with a green pencil?

Grammar

So far we have learnt about how to use ! and ? correctly, plurals, apostrophes and this week we are focusing on ‘prefixes’.

A prefix is a group of letters that are added to the beginning of a word, which can change its meaning . We are looking at the prefix ‘un’.

Click onhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z8mxrwx/articles/z9hjwxs to find out more about prefixes.

There are 2 activities you can download, if you can’t print them out don’t worry they will be in your next pack or perhaps you could work out the answers by looking at them on your screen.

Phonics

Today we are revising…

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

Don’t forget there are lots of fun games on https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ 

Remember to use your free login: March20 Password: home

Maths

Lesson 3 – Add and subtract worded problems

For today’s lesson we will be looking at word problems. Think back to all of the methods we know. Can you find the answer by choosing different methods?

For example: Miss Pinnock baked 8 chocolate cupcakes and 4 strawberry cupcakes. How many cupcakes does Miss Pinnock have altogether?

This is an addition problem. 8 + 4 = ?

You could use the number line method.

The part whole method:

You might pretend that the cupcakes have turned into another resource in your house, for example Lego, and add together 8 pieces and 4 pieces to find an answer.

Is there a faster way to work it out? You might place the largest number in your head and count on.

As a challenge, can you create a new method?

Watch the full video here and then complete the worksheets:

Challenge yourself! Can you complete this extension task?

Lesson 4 – Compare number sentences

For this lesson we need to think back to these symbols! What do they mean?

Here we can see that 1 is less than 3. 2 is the same as (or equal to) 2. 3 is greater than 1. You could make your own symbols using sticks to compare numbers first.

Watch the video and have a go at the activity sheets:

Extension challenges!

Science

Over the next few weeks we will be learning lots of facts about animals. Do you know if an animal is an amphibian, mammal, reptile, bird or fish? This short video will tell you more…

There is also lots of information on the BBC Bitesize website. Click on the link below…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z6882hv

Can you complete this sorting activity? If you can’t print the sheet you could draw your own animals. (This sheet will be in your next pack) Our English lessons next week will be linked to animals too.

Lucy’s in Lock-down

This is a brilliant ebook that you may wish to share with your children. It is a story that explores how children might feel during the current lock-down and explains that it is natural to have negative feelings. It helps children understand that many other people are feeling the same way.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RXF5-29VGU

We will blog again on Friday.

Bye for now!

The Year 1 Team

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Monday 11th May

May 10, 2020 at 1:10 pm

Welcome to week 6 of home learning. Parents and carers you are doing a super job. Here is what we are learning this week…

English – To plan a story based on a traditional tale.

Phonics – To revise the phonemes u-e/oo/ew/ue.

Reading – Enjoy reading a book. Have a go on Bug Club or Oxford Owl.

Maths – Add by making 10 and subtract within 20.

PE – To practise under arm throwing, focusing on accuracy.

English

This weeks story is ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’. Listen to the story. Can you remember what happens? What does the troll say?

Now you remember what happened we would like you to plan a new story which follows the same pattern as ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’. You need to think about the following things:

  • Who will be your 3 good characters? Will you have a troll under the bridge or something/someone else?
  • What will your characters say as they go over the bridge?
  • What will happen at the end of the story?

Now it is time to write down your ideas, you can do this using the planner attached or on a piece of paper. Start by drawing pictures of your characters. You will use this plan to write your new story on Wednesday.

Phonics

We are revising these phonemes…

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

Use these phonemes to write your own silly sentences. Can you use a conjunction and adjective in your sentence today? Don’t forget to add them in the comment section below, we like reading them! Here is mine…

There is a new game on Spelling Shed for this weeks phonemes. 1G are still in 2nd place. 1P are catching up and are now in 8th position.

Remember your child day can take part in the government Phonics lessons  every day at 10.30am or you can use the link to catch up on previous lessons.

Reading

Are you enjoying reading your books on Bug Club? Please let us know if you need more books adding. There are lots of free reading books on https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/  Theo B recommends the Oxford Owl books. He loves the Nok books!


There are some great ideas on the BBC Bitesize website. Click on the link below to play this fun game. You will need to use all your English knowledge and skills to help the superheroes.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zd63xyc/articles/zncgvk7

Maths

Lesson 1 – Add by making 10

Lesson 2 – Subtract within 20

PE

This week we are practising our throwing skills and seeing if we can be accurate with our throw. Let’s find out how to play ‘climb the ladder’. Don’t forget to warm your bodies up before trying this game.

We will blog again on Wednesday. Don’t forget to keep checking your junk folder as we think some of our emails are going in there!

The Year 1 Team

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Friday 8th May – VE Day

May 7, 2020 at 2:45 pm

Today many people will be celebrating VE day. So today’s blog will help you to understand what VE day is, why it is important to remember and celebrate.

We have added some links to fun activities you may wish to do. Perhaps you could make your own bunting? You could join in with the ‘Great British Bunting’ project. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/4TrqYDyf4PMdLypxzyTwGDg/great-british-bunting

As well as celebrating VE day, let’s celebrate what amazing things you’ve done this week…

English

Maths

Other subjects…

Click on a photograph if you’d like to see it bigger.

Have a super bank holiday weekend. See you back here on Monday!

The Year 1 team

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Wednesday 6th May

May 5, 2020 at 2:48 pm

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

Maths – To add together, find a part and count on up to 20

English – Write your new story of ‘The Hungry ____’ using your story plan.

Grammar – To learn about apostrophes and how to use them.

Phonics – Revise o-e/oa/oe/ow. Do the phonic detective sheet and play the games.

Science – Life cycle of a butterfly.

Computing – To use algorithms to give direct instructions to a person.

Maths

Lesson 3 – Add together and find a part.

Well done for completing today’s lesson! If you would like to challenge yourself further have a go at the challenge below.

How many ways can you complete the part-whole models to make the calculations correct?

Lesson 4 – Add more and count on within 20.

Well done for completing today’s lesson! If you would like to challenge yourself further have a go at the challenge below.

English

On Monday we asked you to plan an alternative version of ‘The Hungry Caterpillar’. Hopefully you have thought about a new character and what will happen at the end of your story. Now can you write your story. When writing remember to …

  • use the correct punctuation – capital letters, full stops, exclamation marks.
  • use adjectives/describing words to make your story even more interesting.
  • use different sentence starters. Can you use any time words? First, next, then, after then, finally.

When you have written your story read it to someone in your family. Do you need to edit and improve it with a green pencil?

Grammar

Apostrophes are sometimes used to shorten and join 2 words together. Shortening and joining 2 words together is known as a contraction. Below you can see how using an apostrophe changes the word…

In your packs you will have the apostrophe matching cards attached below. Cut them out and see if you can match the black words to the blue shortened words.

Phonics

Today we are revising…

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

Don’t forget there are lots of fun games on https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ Remember to use your free login: March20 Password: home

Science

Look how much our caterpillars have grown! Do you know what happens in their life cycle? What will they turn into?

Watch this clip to find out more…

I wonder what type of butterfly our caterpillars will be? Can you draw a life cycle for a butterfly and label it?

Computing

So far we have learnt what ‘Algorithms’ are and why it is important to give clear and direct instructions. Today’s activity involves giving clear and direct instructions to a person! In your packs, you were sent some ideas to try out. Watch the video below to see how Mrs Kumar did!

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

Can you also start collecting some boxes, tubes and anything you may find useful to help you build a bridge – coming soon!!

Please check your junk folder in your emails. We think a few of our recent emails made have ended up there.

Look out for Friday’s picture blog!

The Year 1 team

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Happy Monday!

May 3, 2020 at 11:47 am

Year 1 Home Learning – Week 5

We are heading in to week 5 of home learning. You are all doing such a fantastic job. Hopefully you will have received your packs from school. Here is some of what we’ve planned for you this week…

English – To listen to the story of ‘The Hungry Caterpillar’. Plan an alternative story.

Phonics – To read and write the phonemes i-e/igh/ie. To write a silly sentence.

Reading – Enjoy reading a book. Have a go on Bug Club.

Maths – Number bonds and fact families.

PE – Around the World challenge.

Art/Dt – Draw, paint or make a butterfly.

English

Some of you may have already guessed that we have some caterpillars in school. So for English this week, they will be our focus. Listen to the story or watch the animation of the story ‘The Hungry Caterpillar’.

This week we would like you to rewrite this story thinking about a different character. What does your character eat? What happens to your character at the end of your story? You need to plan your new story. Start by drawing your new character, then answer the questions above. A writing format for you has been provided in your pack or download one below:

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 phonemes 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, we like reading them! Here is mine…

There is a new game on Spelling Shed for this weeks phonemes. 1G are in second place in the whole school – well done! Can they get to gold position? Can 1P beat them?

Remember your child day can take part in the government Phonics lessons  every day at 10.30am.

Reading

Are you enjoying reading your books on Bug Club? You could also have a go at one of the comprehension activities from your pack. If you have read all your reading books from school you could read some online. There are lots of free reading books on https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/ and Collins Connect . You could maybe challenge yourself and read the next level. Have fun reading!

Maths

It has been a while since we practised our number bonds! This week we will be recapping this and fact families too.

Can you join in with the number bonds to 10 video as a warm up?

Lesson 1 – Number bonds (Monday)

Number bonds to 10 can help us find number bonds to 20.

You could practise number bonds to 10 and 20 by creating your own 10 frames. You could use an egg box and objects of your choice.

7 + 3 = 10.

Once you have practised finding different number bonds to 10 and 20. Have a go at watching the full video.

Well done for all of your hard work! Have a go at the activity sheet.

Lesson 2 – Fact Families (Tuesday)

We have looked at fact families before. Can you remember what it is? A group of maths facts using the same numbers.

For example, if we know that 6+4=10 4+6=10. What other facts can we make? Can you think of a subtraction fact for these numbers?

That’s right. 10-6=4 and 10-4=6.

Using your number bonds. Can you make a family of facts?

Watch the full video here.

Great work! Have a go at completing the activity sheets.

PE

This week we have set you a challenge. For this challenge you will need a ball and someone to time 60 seconds. How many times can you pass the ball around your waist in 60 seconds? Can you predict how many times you think you could do? Can you do better after your first go? Will you achieve bronze, silver or gold? Good luck!

Art/DT

Be creative and have fun making a butterfly. Will it be symmetrical? What will you use to make it? Here are a few ideas…

Don’t forget we love seeing what you have been doing at home. Please send all photos to us by 1pm on Thursday if you’d like them to be on Friday’s blog.

Have a great week and we will be blogging again on Wednesday.

The Year 1 Team

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