Week beginning 30th March 2020
Week 2 of our Home Learning Programme.
Hello Selah class! I'm really missing seeing you all and think about you every day. I'll be in school all week so one or two of you might see me but I'll be posting some home learning activities for you on this page and hope you enjoy them. I'll also be joining in with Joe Wick's PE lessons and listening to the David Walliams story everyday too.
I've really enjoyed hearing from your mums and dads about how you are doing and how many exciting things you've been up to. If you want everyone to see what you've been doing just ask your parents to email me a photo and I can post it on this class page.
Anyway, I hope you have a great week!
Lots of love from Mrs Moore xx
Maths Work Week Beginning 30th March 2020
Our focus this week is on Time. There are many elements to this topic and last term we covered days of the week and months of the year and their related vocabulary e.g. today, yesterday, tomorrow, and before and after. This week the focus is on recapping this prior learning and understanding units of time e.g. seconds, minutes, hours. I have uploaded a number of activities onto the Education City website and have attached below the White Rose Planning for Time which is pretty comprehensive and gives lots of great questions to ask. Most of this work is best done orally with your child. Ideally, we would like the children to be able to recognise o'clock and half past on an analogue clock by the end of this unit.
Spellings Week Beginning 30th March 2020
Please find below the spellings for this week.
Mrs Moss's group is focusing on 3 new split digraphs i-e, o-e and u-e.
Children need to see that u-e can be pronounced oo (as in flute) or yoo (as in cube).
My group will be focusing on the different pronunciations of 'e' as in step or me as well as the two ways of pronouncing 'ey' as in monkey or grey.
English Activities Week beginning 30th March 2020
This would generally be our planning, writing and editing week as it is the final week of our unit on narrative poetry.
Writing rhyming poetry is one of the hardest things for children to do and at this age we wouldn't expect them to do it without support. So I'm going to write a list of activities that you could use to help your child to produce a piece of writing (a story) inspired by The Owl & the Pussycat Poem.
Activity 1. Go for a walk and listen and look for and talk about the animals that might be living around you - those that you might see or hear, or those that may be living in the houses, hedgerows or fields nearby etc...
Activity 2. Choose 2 animals from your walk (or just 2 of your favourite animals if you prefer) and draw and label a picture of each of them. You could even have . You may want to give them names.
Activity 3. Read The Owl & the Pussycat again and think of an adventure that might happen to your 2 animal characters. Draw pictures or act out of each part of the story to help you remember it. Remember it has to have a problem that gets solved and all the characters have to be animals!
Activity 4 Write the story using your phonics mat to help you with your spellings. Remember capital letters and full stops and to check that it makes sense.
Topic Work Week Beginning 30/3/20
Hi everyone, I hope you are all well and enjoying your home learning. I am missing you all and can't wait to hear about all your learning at home.
The focus for this week for Topic is food chains. There is a short video and activities below. Also this week I would like you to design and then build you own animal sculpture using recycled materials from around the house. Please send me pictures of your sculptures and I'll put them on the website.
Have a great week amazing Year One Superstars! Missing you all and can't wait to see your fantastic work.
Love Mrs Bagshaw xxx
P.S please send animal sculpture pictures to email@example.com.
email contact for Mrs Moore
If you have any concerns or need to ask anything regarding your child's learning, please feel free to use the following email address.
I will check my emails at the end of each day and get back to you as soon as I can.
Monday 23rd March 2020 - Note for the Year 1 children from Mrs Moore
Just a quick note to say hello and I hope you've had a good day, learning from home.
It's been very strange not seeing you and hearing all your news but I know you will all be working hard and doing your very best with your work.
I will be thinking of you every day.
Lots of love from Mrs Moore xxx
Maths Work for Week Beginning Monday 23rd March 2020
Dear Y1 parent,
The focus in Maths this week is position and direction. This involves children understanding turns - half and quarter turns, left and right, forwards and backwards as well as clockwise and anti-clockwise.
I have selected activities that your child will be able to access from Monday 23.3.20 to 27.3.20.
At the end of the week I will be able to see how your child has done with the online activities.
If they complete the work you could play a game, giving your child instructions to get from one spot in the garden to another. They could then give you instructions too. e.g. 2 steps forward, a quarter turn clockwise etc.... You could also create a treasure map on a grid and they have to get to the treasure.
While I understand that this is not an ideal situation for the children -nor indeed for yourselves - I would like to reassure you that I will do all I can to support your child's continued learning at home.
My best wishes to you all,
Year 1 Class Teacher
English Work for Week Beginning 23rd March 2020
We are currently in the middle of a unit of work on narrative poetry, with a focus on The Owl and the Pussycat. So far we have read the poem each day and acted out and sequenced the various parts of the poem. We have also written the poem as a story.
This week we are going to work on answering questions about the poem and identifying rhyming words.
I will be uploading the work for the children over the weekend and adding more information re. Phonics and Spellings in readiness for Monday.
English Activity 1 Week Beginning 23rd March 2020
1. Read through The Owl and the Pussycat poem and make up some actions to help you remember it.
2. Identify and discuss any words that you think rhyme
e.g. Some of the possible answers
3. Find a nursery rhyme and see if you can spot any more pairs of rhyming words.
English Activity 2 Week Beginning 23rd March 2020
Use the 2 attachments below to identify rhyming 1-syllable words and to come up with words that rhyme with a given word (Sheets 1 and 2).
You do not need to print these off but they can be completed verbally,
English Activity 3 Week Beginning 23rd March 2020
Below are 2 sheets for your child to do.
Sheet a is a comprehension sheet which can be done orally while sheet b can be done on paper.
Wednesday 25th March Update - Reading Comprehension & Maths Website
Hope everyone is keeping well.
Just to let you know that I've added a Reading Comprehension activity below. When you open it you'll see a choice of 3 differentiated texts and corresponding question sheets (with answers). Please choose whichever which you feel is most appropriate for your child. These can be completed orally.
I will aim to upload a new reading comprehension each week.
Mr Wassell also informs me that David Walliams is going to be reading a story at 11am every day which I'm sure the children will enjoy. Apparently you can access it at any time, not just 11am. I've added the link to that below too.
On the Maths front, Carol Vorderman's 'The Maths Factor' website has been made available free of charge for all children learning at home. I have tried to register online but due to high demand a message popped up telling me to try again tomorrow. It may be worth having a look - you may be more successful than me! I've added a link below.
In the meantime take care,
Love Mrs Moore
Spellings for Week Beginning 23rd March
Please find below the weekly spellings sheets for the children to practise each day. Your child will know whether they are in Mrs Moss's or my group.
For my group we are focussing on all the different ways in which the ou grapheme can be pronounced. We normally refer to this grapheme as 'mouse in a house' but the children need to know that it can make other sounds aswell.
Mrs Moss's group are working on a number of new phase 5 graphemes
a) Smelly toe oe oe oe
b) Naughty in Autumn au au au
c) Cheeky Monkey ey ey ey
d) Bake a cake a-e a-e a-e
e) Perfect Pete e-e e-e e-e
Topic and email contact for Mrs Bagshaw
I hope you are all well and managing at this difficult time. I am thinking of you all and missing the children so much.
Please find below an outline of the topic activities for this week.
The focus this week is finding animals in the environment so you could have an animal hunt in your garden at varies times of the day. After that the children will need to learn about carnivores, herbivore and omnivores. I have added some resources below as well as adding some games to Education City.
Thank you for all your support at this difficult time. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org if you need to contact me with any worries or concerns. I will answer all messages as soon as possible.
Stay safe and lots of love to you all.
PS A whole range of topic personalised learning is on the second page of the Year One Home Learning letter which is further down this page.