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Wednesday 1st July

June 30, 2020 at 1:00 pm

Wow – it is July!! You are all working so hard at home, keep up the good work!

English – Write a set of instructions for making a sandwich for Mr Grinling.

Reading – Enjoy reading a book. Complete one of the comprehension tasks from your pack.

Maths – Recognising notes and counting in coins.

Science /DT – Make a parachute to carry the lunch basket.

English

Mr Grinling was so impressed with your basket designs that he has sent you another letter! He needs your help again…

Can you design and make a sandwich for Mr Grinling? Don’t forget to test it and evaluate it! The children in school are using this sheet for their design, but you could add anything you want to your sandwich. Have fun!

When you have finished creating and eating your sandwich you need to write a set of instructions so Mr Grinling knows how to make it. Look back at your seagull instructions to remind you how to write them. Remember to use time connectives and bossy verbs in your writing.

The learning outcomes for this piece of writing are…

Reading

We hope that you are all reading lots at home. You can read the colour book banded books as e-books by signing up for free access to Oxford Owl and Collins Big Cat. You could also take part in the Summer Reading Challenge. Click here to find out more.

Maths

Lesson 3- Recognising notes

Can you have a go at this flashback?

Watch the video here.

Have a go at the activity sheets.

Lesson 4 – Counting coins

You can watch the video here. It would be useful to have some real or play money for this activity too.

Have a go at this activity sheet.

Science/DT

Mr Grinling must like writing letters to you as he has sent another one!

As we don’t have Mr Grinling’s basket to use for our investigation we are going to use paper clips. What material will make a good parachute? You could test different types. Does it need to be strong? Waterproof?

Google Quiz!

Mrs Galbraith is looking forward to ‘seeing’ some of you today! We are going to play a fun shape quiz. Remember you can join either the 10am or 1.30pm session.

Mathletics

Well done to everyone who has been working hard on Mathletics. Lots of you have now got a bronze and silver certificate. Every Friday at 10am the 1G children, who are in school, are going to play on Live Mathletics. If you are working from home you can join in the fun too and challenge a friend! Just click on Class Challenge and find your class mates.

We will blog again on Friday. Please send any photographs by 1pm on Thursday, so we can add them to our Friday photograph gallery.

Bye for now,

The Year 1 Team

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Monday 29th June

June 28, 2020 at 8:36 am

We hope you have had a great weekend. Today we welcome more children back to Year 1, but we would like to reassure families at home that we will continue with home learning and support for you where needed. Please keep sending in your photos! This is what we have planned for the next few days…

English – Read and follow instructions to make a seagull.

Phonics – Please complete the phonic screening. Practise reading and writing alternative spellings for igh/i-e/ie.

Maths – Ordering numbers and recognising coins.

PE – To move around in different ways and control your breathing.

Art – Can you create a lighthouse?

English

This week we are learning about bossy verbs, time connectives and instructions. Do you know what a bossy verb is?

We thought it would be fun to make your own seagull. In your pack there is a set of instructions, some card and googly eyes. First you need to underline all the bossy verbs and time words e.g. first, next. Then follow the instructions carefully to make your seagull.

Phonics

Well done to everyone who has completed the phonic screening using the 2018 words. Please keep sending us your photographs of their answer sheet.

This week we are looking at alternative spelling patterns for the igh sound.

Can you read all the words in the table below? Can you think of any more words that include these phonemes? Keep being a ‘phonic detective’ and look for these phonemes in your reading books. There are also plenty of phonic tasks in your new pack.

Join in with these phonic lessons…

There is also an igh/ie/i-e game on Spelling Shed to help you practise spelling these phonemes. There are also lots of great free games on Phonics Play.

Word of the week

This week our word is…

Can you read this word? Do you know what it means? Can you say it in a sentence? Can you write in a sentence?

Maths

We have been focusing on numbers to 100. Can you read and write all of the digits from 0-100? Can you order numbers using the language greater than, less than and equal to? Can you solve problems and give reasons for your answers when ordering? Please keep practising! In today’s lesson we are continuing to order numbers.

Can you complete this flashback first?

Watch the full video here:

Lesson 2 – Recognising coins

Watch the video here. It would be helpful to have some real money for this lesson.

Art

Have a go at creating a lighthouse using different craft materials. For this lighthouse, you will need 2 cups, tissue paper, card and coloured pencils. You could use different materials too! Can you follow the instructions?

PE

Well done on being physically active at home. It is so important to keep fit. This weeks activity is about keeping moving – how many different ways can you move around? Can you control your breathing?

We are busy getting your next pack ready. It will be ready to collect from school on Friday morning. Please can you return any reading and library books, that you have finished with, when you pick up your pack.

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

The Year 1 Team

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Friday 26th June

June 25, 2020 at 6:13 pm

Yippee it is Friday!! We hope that you have all had a good week. Here are a few things you could do today…

History – To find out about clothing worn on the beach in the past.

Handwriting – Practise writing letters from the zig zag family.

Spelling – Read and write the months of the year.

Library – Enjoy listening to a different story about Mr Grinling.

History

So far we have learnt about bathing machines/beach huts and entertainment at the beach in the past and present. We also found out that some things are the same.

Today we are looking at the clothing people wore long ago compared to what we wear now. What do you think we will find out?

Look at the photos below and discuss what you can see?

How does what they wear compare to what we wear to the seaside?

Step back in time and watch an episode of Magic Grandad where he looks at seaside entertainment from when he was a young boy.

Handwriting

Today we are practising correctly forming the letters from the zig zag family.

They all start on the line. Be careful with x and z as they are quite tricky to form correctly.

Spelling

This week we are practising reading and writing the months of the year.

Make sure that you write them cursively and always start them with a capital letter. Can you use them in a sentence?

There is also a game on Spelling Shed to help you practise spell the months of the year.

Library

Here is another funny story about Mr Grinling…

Photograph Time!

English

Maths

What else have you been doing?

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

The Year 1 team

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Wednesday 24th June

June 23, 2020 at 4:27 pm

Well done Year 1 – you are impressing us with your home learning.

Here is what we have planned for the next two days…

English – To write a speech bubble.

Phonics – Have a go at some of the ee/ea/ey/e-e tasks from your pack. Complete the phonic screening using the 2018 words.

Reading – Enjoy reading a book. Complete one of the comprehension tasks from your pack.

Maths – Comparing numbers to 100.

Art – Create a paper plate collage.

Science – Have fun on a scavenger hunt!

English

We hope you have had fun designing and creating your baskets for Mr Grinling. Today we are learning about speech bubbles. Listen to the story again and look out for the speech bubbles.

Now we want you to think about all the characters in the story and what they would be saying when your new basket has worked and the lunch is safe. Will Mr Grinling be happy? Will the seagulls be angry? Here is mine…

You can use the sheet from your pack or draw your own speech bubbles.

Reading

We hope that you have all still got lots of books to read. Please let us know if you need more books uploading on Bug Club. There are plenty of books on Oxford Owls and Collins Big Cat. You could also have a go at one of the comprehension activities from your pack.

Maths

Lesson 3 – Counting to 100

Have a go at this flashback first.

Watch the full video here:

Have a go at the activity sheets.

Lesson 4 – Comparing numbers (2)

Watch the video here:

Have a go at the activity sheets.

Art

We hope that you are all enjoying the activities based on the Lighthouse Keepers Lunch! You could have a go at creating a piece of artwork similar to the one below. You could choose to design it differently or use different materials.

Science

We are continuing to be ‘Nature Detectives’ in our science lessons. In your pack there is a scavenger hunt. Have fun looking for all these things in your garden or if you go on walk. Keep naming all the trees and plants.

Google Meet

Mrs Kumar is looking forward to ‘seeing’ some of you today! Remember you can join either the 10am or 1.30pm session.

We will blog again on Friday. Please send any photographs by 1pm on Thursday, so we can add them to our Friday photograph gallery.

Bye for now,

The Year 1 Team

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Monday 22nd June

June 21, 2020 at 9:15 am

We hope you have had a great weekend. We have more home learning planned for you…

English – Design and label a basket. Write a description of your basket.

Phonics – Please complete the phonic screening. Practise reading and writing alternative spellings for e-e/ee/ea/ey.

Maths – Counting to 100 and partitioning numbers.

DT – Create a basket to protect Mr Grinling’s lunch from the pesky seagulls!

PE – A 60 second challenge!

English

Great excitement! We have received a letter from Mr Grinling and he needs your help!

Can you help Mr Grinling? You need to design and label a basket to protect his lunch from those pesky seagulls. Use your imagination – will it have traps? Things to scare the seagulls? Loud noises? You could use the sheet in your pack to draw your design. Don’t forget to label it.

Then write a description of your basket using adjectives and conjunctions in your writing.

Phonics

Well done to everyone who has completed the phonic screening using the 2018 words. Please keep sending us your photographs of their answer sheet.

This week we are looking at alternative spelling patterns for the ee sound.

Can you read all the words in the table below? Can you think of any more words that include these phonemes? Keep being a ‘phonic detective’ and look for these phonemes in your reading books. There are plenty of phonic tasks in your new pack.

Join in with these two phonic lessons…

There is also a new game on Spelling Shed to help you practise spelling these phonemes. There are also lots of great free games on Phonics Play.

Word of the week

This week our word is…

Do you know what this word means? Can you say it in a sentence? Can you write it in a sentence? Can you draw a picture to represent it?

Maths

This week we are focusing on numbers to 100! Can you count forwards and backwards from any number up to 100? Can you write all of the digits to 100? Keep practising through the week.

Lesson 1 – Counting to 100

Watch the full video here –

Have a go at the activity sheets.

Lesson 2 – Partitioning numbers

Start by practising counting in 5s.

Watch the video here:

Design and Technology

Can you use your design to make a basket for Mr Grinling? What will you make it out of? How will you fasten it together? Could you hang it on a rope to test it? Have fun being creative! We can’t wait to see your finished designs.

PE

This week we are setting you a 60 second challenge! How many times can you throw, clap and catch a ball? If you don’t have a ball use a rolled up pair of socks. Remember to keep looking at your ball and have your hands ready to catch it. Let’s see who can get the highest score!

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

The Year 1 Team

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Friday 19th June

June 18, 2020 at 4:41 pm

It’s Friday! Well done on working so hard this week. Here is what we have planned for you today:

History – To ask and answer questions about the past and present using new and old photographs.

Spelling – To read and write the days of the week.

Handwriting – Practise writing the letters from the one-armed robot family.

Library – Enjoy listening to a seaside story.

Geography – To learn about the continents of the world.

History

Last week we looked at seaside holidays from the past and present and how they fitted in to a timeline with other historical events.

We are going to look at different photographs. What do you think the photos are of? If you think you know can you tell someone how you know?

Can you answer these questions?

What do you think this is used for? Where is it? How big is it? Does it look like anything else you recognise? What shape is it? What is it made from?How did they get onto the beach? Why do we not see these anymore? When do you think people used these?

Well done, they are bathing machines. Bathing machines were used for people to get changed out of their usual clothes and in to their swimwear. The bathing machines were roofed and walled wooden carts. They were rolled in to the sea. You may not see bathing machine carts on the beach now but you may see something similar…

These are beach huts at North Bay in Scarborough

Spelling

This week we are practising reading and writing the days of the week.

Make sure that you write them cursively and always start them with a capital letter. Can you use them in a sentence?

This short video on BBC Bitesize will help you learn the days of the week and teach you about nouns.

There is also a game on Spelling Shed to help you practise spell the days of the week. 1G are in 5th place and 1P are in 11th position on the school leader board. Can we make it to 1st position before the end of June?

Handwriting

We are practising correctly forming the letters from the one-armed robot family.

Remember all cursive letters start on the line.

Library

Enjoy listening to this seaside story.

Geography

We started to learn about the 7 continents of the world. Can you remember them? Listen to this song to help you remember. Can you find out a fact about each continent?

It’s photograph time!

Mustard Tasting!!

Do you think they liked it?

English

Maths

More learning fun…

Remember to click on a photograph to make it bigger.

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

The Year 1 Team

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Wednesday 17th June

June 16, 2020 at 7:57 pm

It’s Wednesday already! You are working so hard this week, keep up the good work!

English – Finish re-telling the story of The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch.

Phonics – Have a go at the phonic screening using the 2018 words in your pack. Keep reading and writing a-e/ay/ai words.

Reading – Enjoy reading a book. Complete one of the comprehension tasks from your pack.

Maths – Compare numbers to 50 and ordering numbers to 50

Science – Be a nature detective!

ICT – To make an online Father’s day card

English

Are you enjoying retelling the story? Remember to use some good adjectives and different sentence starters in your writing. Maybe you could act it out or make some props to help you get some ideas for your book.

Reading

We hope that you are all reading lots of books at home. 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.

We have had a few emails asking what the next level is – please see the order below. However, please don’t rush through the colours. It is more important that your child is enjoying reading and fully understands what they have read and can talk about the character, plot, facts, the style of writing etc…

You could also log in to Classroom Secret Kids. and create a FREE account. There are lots of comprehension tasks to have a go at.

Maths

Lesson 3 – Compare numbers to 50

Yesterday we looked at comparing objects to 50. Today’s lesson follows on from this and we will be focusing on comparing numbers to 50.

Have a go at this flashback first.

Watch the video here:

Now try the activity sheets.

Lesson 4 – Order numbers to 50

Have a go at this flashback first.

Watch the video here.

Have a go at the worksheets here.

Science

This week we are being ‘nature detectives’. Next time you go on a walk see what you can find. Can you remember any of the names of trees or plants? There is a great app on the Woodland Trust website to help you identify trees.

You could even make your own nature sticky board, using a piece of a card and some double side sticky tape or you could just collect lots of different leaves and petals.

ICT

On Sunday 21st June it is Father’s Day. This is a day where some people celebrate their daddy, granddad or other male role models that are important to them. As we can’t make something at school to take home or you’re at home learning we thought you could use 2Paint on Purple Mash to make your special person a picture.

Maybe you would like to add a background to your picture. Click on the picture icon at the top of the screen.
Can you choose different colours to draw with? Maybe you could alter the width of your pencil.
Can you write a sentence about why your person is so special to you? You can do this at the bottom of your page.

Google Quiz!

Mrs Galbraith is looking forward to ‘seeing’ some of you today! We are going to play a fun maths quiz – you will need a piece of paper and a pencil. Remember you can join either the 10am or 1.30pm session.

We will blog again on Friday. Please send any photographs by 1pm on Thursday, so we can add them to our Friday photograph gallery.

Bye for now,

The Year 1 Team

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Monday 15th June

June 14, 2020 at 8:20 am

We hope you have had a lovely weekend. We have more fun learning planned for you…

English – Enjoy listening to the story of The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch and re-tell the story in your own words.

Phonics – Please complete the phonic screening. To practise reading and writing alternative spellings for a-e/ai/ay.

Maths – One more and one less and compare objects within 50.

Geography – Learn about the continents and oceans of the world.

PE – Develop underarm throwing and accuracy.

English

For the next three weeks a lot of our work will be based around the story ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’. It was written and illustrated by Ronda and David Armitage.

Enjoy listening to the story…

In your pack there is a mini booklet. This week we would like you to re-tell the story in your own words. (Please just don’t copy the story out.) Take your time – maybe do one page each day. Remember to write the beginning, middle and end. Keep listening to the story to help you with your writing. Remember to use some good sentence starters and interesting adjectives in your story.

These are the learning objectives that we are covering this week…

Word of the week

This week our word is…

Do you know what this word means? Can you say it in a sentence? Can you write it in a sentence? Can you draw a picture to represent it?

Phonics

Well done to everyone who has completed the phonic screening using the 2018 words that were in your last pack. It looks like you have all tried really hard. Please keep sending us your photographs of their answer sheet.

For the rest of this half term we are going to be focusing on split digraphs and alternative spelling patterns. This week we are looking at…

Can you read all these words? Can you think of any more words that include these phonemes? Keep being a ‘phonic detective’ and look for these phonemes in your reading books.

Join in with these two phonic lessons…

In school we like to draw a rainbow to help us remember the split digraphs. Maybe you could do this at home.

There is also a new game on Spelling Shed to help you practise spelling a-e/ai/ay words. There are also lots of great free games on Phonics Play.

Maths

Lesson 1 – one more and one less

In today’s lesson we will be reviewing one more and one less. Can you start by completing the flashback below?

Watch the video here:

Have a go at the activity sheet.

Lesson 2 – Compare objects within 50

Let’s start with this flashback.

Watch the video here:

Have a go at the activity sheets.

Geography

Last week we learnt about the United Kingdom. Now we are going to look at the world. In the world there are 7 continents – North America, South America, Europe (the United Kingdom is in Europe), Asia, Africa and Australasia.

Watch these video clips to learn more about the continents. Have you visited any of these places?

Now you have learnt about the 7 continents, can you point to and name the continents on the map below (no cheating!)

PE

Can you practise your under arm throwing? Can you accurately aim your object at a target? If you can, play this game with someone else. Who gets the most treasure? Have fun!

We are busy preparing resources for your next ‘home learning’ pack. This will be ready to collect on Friday morning.

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

The Year 1 Team

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Friday 12th June

June 11, 2020 at 6:27 pm

Hurrah it is Friday!! We hope that you have all had a good week. We have enjoyed reading your stories based on Billy’s Bucket! Here are a few things you could do today…

History – To learn what the seaside was like in the past.

Spelling – Phoneme challenge!

Handwriting – Practise your cursive handwriting.

Library – Enjoy a story.

Geography – Watch an episode of Barnaby Bear.

Maths – Problem solving challenge.

History

Have a look at the photos below and talk about them. Have you been to the seaside? What did you see?

Which one is the most recent picture? How do you know? Are there any clues that can help you put these pictures in order starting with the most recent and working backwards?

Are there any similarities and differences to these photographs? Read the words below. Do you see any of these things at the seaside now?

Are there other events in history that you could plot on a timeline alongside these photographs?

Have a look at some historic events below. Where do you think the seaside photographs would fit in and why?

(Answers for the grown ups – photo 1 in the 1980’s, photo 2 1949, photo 3 1990 and photo 4 1896-1920)

Spelling

Can you use the phonemes below to create words? How many words can you make? I have made the word ‘game’ and ‘shape’ by using the split digraph a-e.

Handwriting

Today we are focusing on the ladder family.

Remember that all the cursive letters start on the line. Don’t write them too big or too small!

Library

It is Friday, so it is library day. This is a funny story about Winnie and Wilbur at the seaside.

Geography

Barnaby Bear has had fun exploring the seaside. Enjoy this episode…

Maths

Have a go at these problem solving challenges.

Download the full document here:

Photograph time!

English

Maths

Other subjects

Have a great weekend. We will be back on Monday.

The Year 1 Team

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Wednesday 10th June

June 9, 2020 at 12:32 pm

We have seen some great work this week. Well done Year 1 – you are impressing us with your home learning.

Here is what we have planned for the next two days…

English – Write your story about your magic bucket.

Phonics – Have a go at the phonic screening.

Reading – Enjoy reading a book. Complete one of the comprehension tasks from your pack.

Maths – To count in steps of 10 and recognise numbers using tens and ones.

Geography – Learn about the flags of the United Kingdom. Create your own Union Jack flag.

English

It is now time to write your story about your magic bucket. Use your story mountain from earlier in the week.

We are looking forward to reading your stories. In school we like to do movement breaks between activities. The children love ‘Supermovers’ – this one is a favourite. Get up and keep active!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-english-capital-letters-full-stops/zjmrhbk

Phonics

This week we should have been doing the Year 1 phonic check. It would be useful for us to find out how they are doing despite the disruption to schooling.

In your pack there is a copy of the 2018 Phonic Screening words and answer sheet. Please have a go with your child and see how many words they can read independently. Please would you take a photograph of your child’s answer paper and send it to their Year 1 teacher? We can then see if there any gaps in your child’s phonic knowledge and we can then support them with extra resources.

Mrs Lace and Mrs Loveridge will also do the phonic check again, using a different set of words, when they are in Year 2. See below for guidance from the DFE and a video. The last download is the phonics scoring guidance which tells you how the alien words should be read. The expected standard is at least 32 out of 40. Please don’t worry if your child doesn’t reach that score; we will support them further in Year 2.

If you don’t want to administer the phonics test yourself, it may be possible to arrange a Google Meet for your child and a member of staff to do the test remotely. Let us know if you would like to arrange that.

Guidance from the DFE

Reading

We hope that you have all still got lots of books to read. Please let us know if you need more books uploading on Bug Club. There are plenty of books on Oxford Owls and Collins Big Cat.

You could also have a go at one of the comprehension activities from your pack. Remember everything you have learnt from the Reading Dogs.

Maths

Lesson 3 – Numbers to 50

Can you join in with the counting to 100 song?

Watch the video here

Lesson 4 – Tens and Ones

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Watch the video here.

Have a go at the activity sheets.

Geography

Are you enjoying learning about the United Kingdom? Have you found out any interesting facts? Each country has its own flag.

You could have a go at making one of the flags of the United Kingdom. Or you could create your own flag for Farsley or for your family.

Google Meet

Mrs Kumar is looking forward to ‘seeing’ some of you today! Remember you can join either the 10am or 1.30pm session. Please join the new Year 1 shared classroom beforehand by clicking on Accept. Then click on the Meet link when it it time to join one of the sessions.

We will blog again on Friday. Please send any photographs by 1pm on Thursday, so we can add them to our Friday photograph gallery.

Bye for now,

The Year 1 Team

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