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Don't forget to tag us in your photos on twitter. We would love to see what you are getting up to! 

@MissBarber13 @michellevitalis @NatalieNewns

 

Or if you aren't on Twitter you can email me at:

becky.barber@mosspark-inf.trafford.sch.uk

Coming back to school in a bubble

An audio recording of a short book to help 3-7 year old children back to school in their new covid-safe environments. Download the book here https://bit.ly/2...

We have included a PDF of brilliant diverse stories. If you download any simple QR code reader onto your phone and scan the code it will take you to these stories on YouTube.

As teachers and as individuals we recognise the responsibility to educate and represent all of our wonderful children.  Change is needed and education is just one way in which we can work towards a better future for our local and global community.

Black lives matter.

Do you want to join our amazing School Council and Eco Team?

We know that all children have the right to their own voice and at Moss Park Infants our School Council and Eco Team make sure that all of our voices are heard.

 

Our 2019-2020 School Council and Eco Team made an amazing difference to our school and community this year and we are super proud of them for what they have achieved!

But it is now time to find our 2020-21 School Council and Eco Team... Could it be you?

 

Are you... confident, imaginative, creative, organised?

Do you have any ideas for what the School Council can do next?

How will you make a difference if you are chosen?

 

We would love for you to share a video, letter or poster with us telling us why you think you should be chosen!

You can tag us on Twitter, email your teacher or email Mrs Underwood.

@MissBarber13 @MossParkInfants

hayley.underwood@mosspark-inf.trafford.sch.uk

 

 

 

Friday 24th July!

Good morning everybody... your last official wake up of the school year! 

Wow, what a year this has been. You should all be so proud of what you have achieved. Whether this be home-schooling, working, spending time with your family and of course, the time we did all have together in school. 

You have done an amazing job! 

Now, time to celebrate!! 

Your final challenge!!

PARTY!

Put on your party clothes, play games, have a dance, eat lots of food, and have as much fun as possible to celebrate the end of Year 1!! 

Don't forget to share your pictures with us all! 

Use the music to dance, sing, play musical bumps/statues

The Kids Party Continuous Megamix

Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises The Kids Party Continuous Megamix · Party DJ Rockerz Top 40 Kids Party Hits - The Best Ever Children's Party S...

Could you use the countdown to help make your games more challenging?! 

Mission Impossible Countdown Timer

Countdown Timer with Mission Impossible theme song

Maths challenge of the week!

Can you create your own daily routine?! 

We are going to make it our mission to learn more about telling the time...

You could include:

what time you wake up

Breakfast time

Activities throughout the day

lunch time

Bath time

Bed time

Whatever you do in your day!

But remember...it must have a clock with the time next to each part of the day! 

That way, you can check each day whether it is the right time to do something. 

Reading challenge of the week!

Your challenge this week is to watch at least 5 different story videos (one each day) on the video page of the school website.

Can you write a book review about each one?

What you enjoyed?

What you may not have liked?

Your favourite character?

Draw a front cover for each one!

Thursday 23rd July

Good morning everybody!! 

Two days left... not that you are counting down I am sure! 

The proud moments that we have received have been amazing...what incredible things you have all been working on/learnt to do during this time. 

These moments we can hold on to forever. 

Keep these coming in. 

Have a lovely day everybody! 

Let's start with a workout to wake us all up! 

PE With Joe | Friday 1st May

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Challenge of the day!

Tomorrow is going to be your last day in year 1.

It is also going to be the last day that your grown-ups will be home-schooling you! 

To celebrate this, your challenge (for Friday) is going to be to have the best party with your family. 

However, before you can party tomorrow, there are some things that need to be prepared...

You need to plan what food needs preparing!

(What are you going to make for lunch- write an ingredients list) 

You need to make and write some invitations! 

(Who is invited- members of your family, teddy bears, dolls. What date/time) 

What games are you going to play?

(You could make a pass the parcel using something in your house, make some card games or even a board game!)

Music!

(Ask everybody who is coming to the party what their favourite songs are. Write these down ready to play at the party!)

Decorations! 

(You can't have an end of year party without decorations... use the pictures below to give you some ideas of what you could make!)

This is a big challenge for a Thursday... I hope that you are ready for it! 

Tag us/send us your pictures of how your party prep is coming along...but remember, no party until Friday! 

Wednesday 22nd July

Good morning everybody! 

Three days left to go until the summer holidays!! 

Keep those proud moments coming in, these can be found on the 'video' page of the school website. 

We love hearing what you are most proud of! 

Have a fantastic day. 

Let's start with a 5-a-day to get us warmed up for the day! 

5-a-day Fitness: All Sports Routine - In Celebration of the London 2012 Olympics

5-a-day TV: The Ultimate Fun Fitness Resource for Primary Schools. Five-minute exercise routines packed with high energy, low impact movements. All the routi...

Today's challenge!

Can you write a letter to your friends?!

I know that your friends have missed you SO much. 

Think about what a letter needs to include: 

Who is it for?

Some sentences? 

A picture? 

Maybe you could draw a stamp?

You could write all about:

What you have learnt

The best thing that you have done 

What you are proud of 

How much you have missed them

What you are going to do over the summer  

Keep this safe so that you can give this letter to your friend(s) after the summer holidays!

Tuesday 21st July

Good morning everybody! 

A huge thank you to those that sent in a video of why they are proud yesterday... they were amazing moments to be proud of. Let's see if we can keep these coming throughout the week! 

They can be found on the 'video' page of the website. 

We hope that you have another great day! 

Let's start the day with some yoga...

Moana | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

A kids yoga adventure inspired by Disney's Moana. Join Jaime on a journey to Motunui - in yoga poses! Strength, balance and calm for kids aged 3+ Please supp...

Today's challenge!

Can you create an activity calendar or pot of exciting things that you could do over the summer holidays? 

We would love to see your super writing! 

Think of things that you could do to have lots of fun... indoors or outdoors!

Send us your pictures on twitter or via email! 

Monday 20th July

Good morning everybody! 

We hope that you have had a lovely weekend and are all set for your very last week in year 1...WOW!

You have all done AMAZING and should be so proud of yourself! 

This week we are going to set you different challenges which we would love for you to join in with. 

Today's challenge!

What are you most proud of?

Can you have a think about what you are most proud of during this time? ​​​​​​

Ask your grown-up to record a video of you and email it to: 

jessica.curbishley@mosspark-inf.trafford.sch.uk

Miss Curbishley will upload all of year 1's videos onto the video page on the website. 

 

Do you know what else would be amazing... 

Can you record your grown-up saying what they are most proud of? 

We could make a whole album of year 1's proudest moments during the past 4 months! 

Here are some of ours...

Miss Barber is proud of...

Still image for this video

Mrs Newns is proud of...

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Mrs Saleem is proud of...

Still image for this video

Miss Curbishley is proud of...

Still image for this video

Miss Warden is proud of...

Still image for this video

Friday 17th July
Happy Friday everybody!! 

We hope that you have had a lovely week. Enjoy your Friday and have a fantastic weekend! 

Challenge of the day!

Can you come up with a magical pixie potion?! 

This could be written as a poem, as instructions or maybe even a song!! 

What creative ingredients could you put inside your potion? 

What does your potion do if somebody drank it?! 

 

Get creative! 

Can you make your own pixie potion using things in your house or garden?!

 

We would love to see these!  

Phonics this week

Phase 2-5 revision

Now we have learnt all of the sounds, it is important that we keep practising them. 

Use your phase 2,3,4,5 sound mat from your packs. 

 

Can you create words using all of the sounds?

Can you make your own bingo mat using a choice of 6 sounds? 

 

Phonics play- use this to revise all of the sounds

Reading this week

Can you spot the different phonemes in the stories below?

How many can you find?! 

Topic

Let's get creative!

We have been dipping into the theme 'Enchanted Woodland' for the last few weeks. 

It is now over to you to become as creative as you can! Maybe you could...

Make some fairy cakes

Make a flower headband 

Make your own sign for an enchanted woodland

Make some woodland animals

Go on a leaf hunt

Make your own word search

Create your own creatures 

Make some pixie wings

 

 We would LOVE to see what you get up to!

Thursday 16th July

Good morning everybody! 

I hope that you are all having a fantastic week. 

Thank you to all of those that are still engaging with us in one way or another, we love seeing what you get up to! 

Literacy

Can you design the front cover and back cover for your story.

Think about what might be needed... 

Title, blurb, pictures, name of author- make them as inviting as possible so it makes people want to read them! 

 

Can you record yourself reading it out?

We can’t wait to hear/see them!

Maths

Look around your house. Can you write your own positional language sentences?

 

E.g. The clock is above the chair. The book is to the left of the cup and they are on top of the table.

 

How many different positional words/phrases can you use?

left, right, above, below, on top, underneath, behind, in front, in between

Wednesday 15th July

Good morning everybody!! 

We are half way through the week almost... I wonder if you could say something wonderful and kind to a member of your family today?

It could really make them feel good! 

Literacy

So far we have written a gripping introduction, a meaty middle now it is time for the best bit... the ending! 

Can you write the end of your story?

What happens at the end- Is your character caught out?! Do they stop being mischievous? Or does it end with a cliff hanger?!

Maths

Today we are looking at positional language!

Left and Right Song

Do you know your left and right?
Have a practice!

Sesame Street: Forward Backward Dance

Get ready for the forward backward dance! Just grab some friends and draw a line on the sidewalk and follow along. Step forward and backward! Subscribe to th...

Practice using this language by playing games at home, do you have Twister or Snakes and Ladders?

Tuesday 14th July

Good morning everybody! 

We hope that you had a good night sleep last night and are ready for another super day. 

I wonder if you could start your day by doing something helpful for your grown-up... 

Have a good day! 

Literacy

Can you write the middle of your story?

What mischief does your character get up to on their journey?

Could there be a problem? 

Does something go wrong? 

It is your own story therefore you can decide! 

Maths

What happens to shapes when you turn them?

Can you explore turning different shapes a full turn, half turn, quarter turn?

 

What do you notice? What happens to the shape? Do some shapes look different? Do some look the same?

Monday 13th July

Happy Monday everybody!! 

We hope that you enjoyed the weekend and managed to see the sun! 

Another two weeks left and then your mission is complete! 

Keep up the hard work, you are doing amazing! 

Literacy

Over the next three days we are going to be writing our own enchanted woodland story! 

Today, can you write the introduction to your woodland themed story?

Introduce your character and what your woodland home might be like.

If you are struggling to become engaged with the writing, maybe create some suspense... Could you pretend you have received a letter from the enchanted woods? Could you encourage your child to orally create an introduction? Or, just use us teachers as a bribe- that also works sometimes! 

We would love to see what you can create. 

Maths

Can you describe turns?

We would like you to explore turns- positional language.

Activity: Stand up and turn your body, what does a… full turn, half turn, quarter turn look like?

 

Challenge: Can you make a little dance/gymnastics routine using the different turns?

Friday 10th July

Good morning everybody! 

We have made it to Friday- wahoo! 

We hope that you have all had a fabulous week and enjoy your weekend after another super day of learning! 

Challenge of the day!

D&T focus

Can you create your own pixie/fairy garden? 

Design your garden/home first. Think about the structure and what materials you might use. Label these! 

Now get making!! 

 

Can you evaluate your pixie garden/home? 

Are you up for another challenge?

Can you make your own lava lamp?! 

Watch the video below and see if you can have a go! 

DIY Lava Lamp | Crafts for Kids | PBS Parents

Learn how to make a DIY Lava Lamp using household supplies! This craft activity is not only a feast for the eyes but also a terrific science experiment. For ...

Phonics for the week

High Frequency words

Reading and spelling

Let’s get creative- a word hunt, sentence making, writing the words in flour, matching game, lego words, jenga, swat the word

 

The, we, mum, get, and, can, one, just, a, are, them, now, to, up, do, came, said, had, me, oh, in, my, down, about, he, her, dad, got, I, what, big, their, of, there, when, people, it, out, it’s, your, was, this, see, put, you, have, looked, could, they, went, very, house, on, be, look, old, she, like, don’t, too, is, some, come, by, for, not, will, day, at, then, into, made, his, were, back, time, but, go, from, I’m, that, little, children, if, with, as, him, help, all, no, Mr, Mrs, an, saw, off, called, so, make, asked, here

Reading this week

This week we are back to focussing on our inferencing skills.

Can you use the web link below to observe an image and complete some challenges. 

There will be a new picture with challenges every day! 

Topic

BIG outdoors art challenge!

This week we are challenging you to get outdoors and get creative!

We would love to see some beautiful artwork inspired by your natural surroundings. 

Whether this involves taking your art tools outdoors or using the outdoors as your art tools! 

Send your pictures on twitter or via email, I would LOVE to see them!  

Thursday 9th July

Good morning everybody! 

We hope that you have had a lovely time in school during your transition day. If you did not go into school this week, please pop by the office and collect the end of year report for your child. 

Have a fantastic day! 

Literacy

Let's get creative!

Can you make your enchanted woodland character?

Can you make a home for them to live in?

 

This could be in your garden maybe.

We would love for you to share pictures with us!

Maths

Word Problem Day!

Have a look at these word problems. Remember to explain your answer as clearly as you can. You can use pictures and objects to help you.

Wednesday 8th July

We are half way through the week everybody... yay!

If you have been in school so far this week, we hope that you have had a lovely time meeting your new teacher and seeing your new classroom. 

If you are going in today... have lots of fun! 

Literacy

Can you write a letter to your new character?

Tell them all about yourself and what you think of their mischievous behaviour!

 

Can you send this to your teacher?

We are going to post them especially to the enchanted woodland.

Maths

Today we are looking at representing our objects pictorially.

 

You are doing the same activity as yesterday but today you are going to draw them into your workbook. Use dots to represent your objects.

4, 8, 12, 20

 

Think about when we looked at sharing and we did 1:1 (giving each group one at a time). How could that help you here?

 

Challenge: Are there any of the numbers you can’t split into quarters? Can you explain why?

 

Can you think of any other numbers that can’t be split in to quarters (whole numbers) ?

Tuesday 7th July

Good morning! 

I hope that you are all excited for another day. 

If you went into school yesterday, I hope that you had a fantastic time. If you are going in today... have fun! 

Have a lovely Tuesday everybody. 

Literacy

Story planning 

Can you write about three things that your new character does in your story?

Think mischievous actions! 

What happens because of these actions?  

Maths

Can you find a quarter of an amount?

Find some objects in your house to explore quarters.

 

Activity: Can you find a quarter of these amounts?

4, 8, 12, 20

Make the whole

Find a half

Half again

What is the whole? How could you find half? How many groups do you need to split them into? Why do you need to split them in half again? How can you check if you are right? What do all groups need to be?

 

Challenge: Can you write the number sentence?

 

There are ____ ‘sheep’

A quarter of ____ is _____ .

Monday 6th July

Good morning everybody! 

I hope that you have had a lovely weekend and managed to get some fresh air. 

I know that you have got your transition day in school this week where you will be meeting your new class teacher... how exciting!! 

Just do what you can from the home-learning this week... have fun! 

Literacy

Poor pixie has got broken wings!

Can you make a paper aeroplane?!

 

Can you draw and create your own mischievous woodland character?

What could they be called? What do they look like? 

Maths

What is a quarter?

What does it look like? If you cut a cake in quarters how many pieces will you have? What do all parts need to be?

 

It is important that children know that if you split something into quarters all 4 parts need to be equal. And that 4 quarters equal a whole.

 

Can you practice finding a quarter of different things?

It can be looking at shapes, pictures, or foods like pizza or sandwiches etc.

 

Challenge:

Can you cut your objects/shapes into quarters in more than one way? If you can’t can you explain why not?

Friday 3rd July

Happy Friday!! 

Wahoo, another week completed, and wow have you been busy!!

As always, we are so proud of how hard you and your grown-ups are working at home. 

Challenge of the day!

Baking!! 

Today we would love for you to do some baking with your grown-up. 

Can you make something delicious?! 

Maybe, if you don't have any ingredients, you could help to prepare lunch. 

We would like you to write down all of the ingredients that you need. 

Write them down as a list. 

Can you write down the method of how you made it?

This means writing step-by-step instructions of what you had to do. Don't forget your numbers!

Illustrate with pictures! 

We know how fabulous you are with your artistic skills...

We would love to see what you have made! 

Phonics

Choose three right answers:

Traffic lights can be

green        white        yellow       red

 

Changing the sentence:

Chris found his wallet in the drawer.

Can you change the sentence using any of the words below...

shirt      socks      Charlie      saw

 

Yes/No

Would you put ice-cream in the freezer?

Reading

Can you access the link below to access some free Literacy resources

Topic

 

RE focus

Can you look at similarities and differences in different religions?

Talk about what places are sacred, what they might use as a sacred book/bible, what are the different beliefs?

 

Can you make some of the different religious symbols?

You could draw these or make them using objects in your house?

 

Watch the video below to learn about religions of the world. 

The Sikh stories of The Milk and the Jasmine Flower and Duni Chand and the Silver Needle

Suitable for teaching 5 to 7s. An animated clip narrating two well-known Sikh stories. Subscribe for more Religious Studies clips from BBC Teach on Monday wh...

Thursday 2nd July

Good morning everybody!

We hope that you have all had a good sleep after having a fun active day yesterday! 

We are almost through another week and again, you have been just simply amazing. 

Literacy

Can you read the poem inside your pack... try and add lots of expression, we are very good at this in Year 1.

 

What would you do if you had wings? 

You can be as creative as you like with this! 

Can you write your own poem about all of the wonderful things you could do... 

I would love to read your creations! 

Maths

Today we are looking at representing objects pictorially.

 

You are doing the same activity as on Tuesday but today you are going to draw them into your workbook.

Collect the objects that you used from around your house.

Split the amount physically before then drawing this out.

Use dots to represent your objects.

 

12, 16, 24, 30, 15

 

Think about when we looked at sharing and we did 1:1 (giving each group one at a time). How could that help you here?

 

Challenge: Are there any of the numbers you can’t split in half? Can you explain why?

Can you find any other numbers that can’t be split in half?

(whole numbers)

Phonics

Phase 5 tricky words- read/spell

Oh, Mrs, people, their, called, Mr, looked, asked, could

 

Choose three right answers:

Which of these can we read?

news        comics        see-saws        books

 

Yes/No

Is December a summer month? 

Wednesday 1st July

Good Morning to our Year 1 Sports Superstars!

 

We hope you're ready for a day of sports challenges. Lots of children all around Trafford will be taking part in challenges, testing balance, ball skills and more and we would love you all to have a go to.

Let's get moving!!

 

As always we would love to see what you are doing so please tag us on Twitter and tell us how you got on:

@MissBarber13 @michellevitalis @NatalieNewns

@MossParkInfants

 

Or email me at:

becky.barber@mosspark-inf.trafford.sch.uk

 

Have a great day!!

 

Tuesday 30th June

Good morning everybody! 

I hope that you have had a good sleep last night and are ready for another day of learning... 

Thank you to those boys and girls who have sent us some pictures yesterday, this makes us smile a lot!

Literacy

Our pixie wants you to do a bit of maths today!

 

Can you measure your family members and see how many pixie’s that would make?

 

Use the pixie cards from your pack or imagine a pixie is 1cm!

 

Draw and label your family, adding their height in 'pixie's' next to them. 

Maths

Can you find half of an amount?

Find some objects in your house to explore halving.

 

Activity: Can you find half of these amounts?

4, 6, 10, 14

Make the whole

Find half

What is the whole? How could you find half? How many groups do you need to split them into? How can you check if you are right? What do both groups need to be?

 

Challenge: Can you write the number sentence?

There are ____ ‘sheep’

Half of ____ is _____

Phonics

Phase 4 tricky words-

Read/spell

Little, one, were, there, what, when, out

 

Choose three right answers:

Which of these are numbers?

blue        five        nine        thirteen

 

Yes/No

Could you fly to Mars on a bike?

Monday 29th June

Good morning everybody!

We hope that you have had a lovely weekend, even with this crazy weather! 

We are very excited for another super week of learning- we hope you are too! 

Literacy

 

Can you have a try at making play dough using the recipe in your pack?

 

If you don’t have the ingredients, I wonder if you could make some other sort of wonderful mixture using ingredients in your house. 

 

Can you write some different words to describe what it is?

I wonder if you could use all of your senses...

The more adjectives, the better!

Maths

What is a half?

What does it look like? If you cut a cake in half how many pieces will you have? What do both parts need to be?

 

It is important that children know that if you split something into halves both parts need to be equal. And that 2 halves equal a whole.

 

Can you practice finding half of different things?

It can be looking at shapes, pictures, or foods like pizza or sandwiches etc. Maybe use your play dough if you managed to make some! 

 

Challenge:

Can you cut your objects/shapes in half in more than one way? If you can’t can you explain why not?

Give Me Half! by Stuart J. Murphy

A MathStart story about understanding halves, read by Janet Ginsburg: http://www.mathstart.net/give-me-half.html

Phonics

Phase 4 tricky words 

Read/Spell

said, have, like, so, do some, come

 

Choose three right answers:

Which of these are days of the week?

Sunday      Thursday      Tuesday     September

 

Yes/No

Has a space-ship ever been to the moon?

Friday 26th June

Happy Friday Year 1!

Well done for completing another week of home learning. We hope you are ready for another Friday challenge!

Have a lovely weekend everybody.

Challenge of the day

Geography Focus

Can you look at maps from around the world/familiar places?

Look at the different symbols.

What symbols can you see? What do you think they mean? 

 

Can you create a map for an enchanted woodland?

What might you find there? 

Make it as magical and imaginative as you can!

Phonics

Tricky word practice today

Can you practice reading and spelling the Phase 3 tricky words?

He, she, we, me, be, you,

are, her, was, all, they, my

 

 

Read: They saw that the dog had hurt its paw. found she tail stone

 

Yes/No question to read and answer:

Can magpies perch on clouds in the sky?

Reading

Use the link below... 

Look at 1/2 pictures each day. Think of lots of open ended questions to explore what could be happening in the picture.

Remember there are no right or wrong answers! 

What led to this happening? 

What could happen next?

Why could they be doing that?

How do you think they may be feeling? Why? 

Topic

Geography focus

Ge SF 3

Use aerial photographs and plan perspectives to recognise landmarks and basic human and physical features; devise a simple map; and use and construct basic symbols in a key.

 

Ge SF 2

Use simple compass directions (North, South, East, West) and locational directional language (e.g. near and far; left and right) to describe the location of features and routines on a map.

 

Can you create a map of your house/garden?

 Draw it from an aerial viewpoint. Don’t forget to add the landmarks that are important to you! Add a key to help!

 

 

Can you use the language of North, South, East and West to navigate somebody around the house to your favourite belongings?

Thursday 25th June

Good morning everybody! 

Apologies for the delay this morning, however we are here now ready to start yet another wonderful day of learning! 

Literacy

Read the letter from the Pixie inside your learning pack.

 

Could you go on a rainbow treasure hunt?

 

Take a picture of what you find and share with us!

I wonder if you could make a rainbow with all of the wonderful things that you collect?!

Maths

Today we are going to have lots of fun with some number bond practice. 

Use the links below to practice some songs and play some interactive games! 

Have fun! 

Hey 20 You've got a lot of friends (The Friends of 20) Album version

A fun song about the addition combinations of 20. Buy Rocking Dan music videos from https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Rocking-Dan-Teaching-Man 20 has...

Phonics

Phase 2 tricky words- read/spell

I, go, no, the, to, into

 

Read: The girl came home on the train.

Can you mix this sentence up using the words below? 

bird       bus      went       boy

 

Yes/No

Could a cactus grow in Antarctica?

Wednesday 24th June

Well done everybody - middle of the week! It's set to be a scorcher so make sure you find some time today to relax and play in the sunshine.

Don't forget your sun cream though!

English

What would you find in a giant’s pocket?

A giant spoon? Some giant golden keys? A stinky old piece of giant pie?

Can you draw what you might find?

 

I wonder if you can think of a poem for your objects?

Maths.

You have done such an amazing job learning all about multiplication and division!

Today we want you to challenge yourselves with these word problems.

Remember to think about what you have learnt so far. What strategies have you learnt that could help you to solve them?

Don't be afraid to use items or drawings to help you either!

Phonics.

Revise time!

Today we would like you to revise syllables.

Can you think of any words with 1, 2, 3, 4 syllables!?

How many syllables does your name have and the people in your house?

 

Read: Children like the seaside.

Write: dentist, beach, enjoy, zoo.

Tuesday 23rd June

Well done for your super learning yesterday. You are all doing such a fabulous job learning from home - keep it up!

Literacy.

Read the Pixie poem about what is inside his pocket.

Can you solve the riddles?

Think really carefully!

 

Challenge: Can you write your own riddle?

Maths.

Today we are looking at arrays again.

Look at the arrays on this sheet and complete the stem sentence for each.

Challenge: Can you draw your own arrays and write the number sentence to match?

Phonics.

Sound of the day: er

er - corner, summer, winter, sister

Teach: syllables e.g thunder (2 syllables)

 

Read: Loud sounds can be annoying.

Write: noises, singing, frightening, mountains

Monday 22nd June

Hi Everybody!

We hope you had a fabulous weekend with your families. Let's look forwards to a week of fun and learning!

 

Literacy

Can you read the pixie fact-file?

Can you create your own pixie fact-file?

I wonder if you could create a box full of things your pixie would love?

 

Maths

Today we are looking at arrays.

An array is an arrangement of objects, numbers or pictures in columns or rows.

How to use arrays to multiply | Maths - A World Without Maths

Talk about arrays:

What is a row? What is a column?

Explain that it is important that all of the rows have the same amount in them and all of the columns have the same amount in them.

 

Can you use some objects in your house to make some?

Try it with 10, 14, 25

 

Challenge: Can you see what the calculation would be?

 

E.g. 10 would look like this:

O O

O O

O O

O O

O O

 

I can see

2+2+2+2+2=10

And

5+5=10

Phonics

Sound of the day: o

o:  frog, dog, song, long, ostrich

a:  swan, wash, wander, swallow

 

Read: Mum gave us a few grapes as a treat.

 

 

Friday 19th June

It is FRIDAY!!

Wahoo, we made it to the end of yet another week of fun at home! 

Enjoy your day today and have a lovely weekend! 

Challenge of the day

PE Focus

Can you move in different ways? 

I wonder whether you can be creative with how you can move from one side of the room to the other? Try moving on lots of different levels! 

Can you practice your balancing? 

I wonder whether you can remember any of our yoga poses? 

Can you take part in yoga- troll style?! 

I hope you find it nice and relaxing! 

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Rainy Day Challenge

Can you build a den?! 

Maybe you could use blankets, pillows, towels- all sorts of household objects to help you to create a secret place for you to play and relax! 

We would love to see photos of these! 

Phonics

The sound of the day is 'ar'

ar- far

a - father

al – calm

 are

au - aunt

 ear - heart

Can you practice these alternative spellings? 

 

Teach compound word: farmyard

 

Write and spell:

little, one, do, when, what, out

Reading

Use the link below to create a free account on Oxford Owl (if you haven't done this already). They have a great range of E-books to work your way through. 

Think about making predictions... look at the front cover, what might happen?

Can you predict the ending to the story? 

...read the blurb. Can you guess how the story may start?! 

Talk about the characters... how are they feeling throughout? 

Can you create a different ending? 

Use your sound buttons to blend the words you are unsure of. 

Enjoy the reading experience! 

Topic

Art Focus

We are going to have a look at the artist Vincent Van Gogh this week.

Can you find out three facts that you did not know before today? 

Can you create your own piece of artwork?

Can you send this to your teacher so we can create an art gallery for all to see on the website!

Thursday 18th June

Happy Thursday everybody! We have almost made it through our second week... well done!! 

We hope you all have a lovely day.

Literacy

Can you design and create a poster to warn everybody to watch out for Pippety's tricks? 

Remember: 

- Draw a picture of Pippety so that everybody knows what he looks like.

- Describe some of the tricks that he likes to play. 

- Tell everybody what they should do if they see Pippety. 

 

Have a think about what else you could add on to your poster.

Maths

Timetables practice day:

Can you practice you 2’s, 5’s and 10’s?

 

You can do this as a mini quiz with your grown up or by throwing a ball and counting in 2’s, 5’s, 10’s.

Count by 2 | Dancing 2's | Skip Counting by 2 | Count to 100 | Educational Songs | Jack Hartmann

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Phonics

The sound of the day is 'air' 

air - fair

 are - care

 ear - bear

ere - there

eir - their

Can you think of any more words with these alternative spellings? 

Can you put these words into a sentence? 

 

Read:

friends, once, please

Can you put these words into sentences? 

Wednesday 17th June

Wow! I cant quite believe it is the middle of the week already! Happy Wednesday Year 1! We hope you enjoy your home learning tasks today. Keep sending us pictures of the work you are doing. We love to see them and we are so proud of you.

Literacy

Let's have fun doing a little bit of Drama today!

Can you talk to your grown ups and together come up with some actions to the story?

What could the mischievous pixie do?

Or the troll/cat/toad?!

 

If you can, we'd love for you to record these and send them for us to share! I'm sure we have got lots of budding actors in Year 1!

Maths

Can you share objects equally?

First of all can you find 10 items. These could be socks, lego figures, pencils or pieces of fruit.

Next can you share your items equally into 2 groups? How would you do this?

Try sharing the items 1 to 1. Which means you put the objects into 2 groups 1 object at a time until they are all shared.

 

How many objects are in each group? How could you describe the groups? Are the groups equal?

 

Can you share the 10 objects equally into groups of 5? Or groups of 3?

 

What do you notice about these groups? Are they equal?

 

Look at the lesson 3 video below for more guidance. There’s also a sheet there if you want some extra practice:

There’s also a fun game here about sharing:

Phonics

The sound of the day is 'ear'

ear – dear

ere – here

eer – deer

ier – tier

Can you think of any other words for each of the alternative spellings?

 

Read:

Can you read the following words?

because, different, any, eyes

Tuesday 16th June

Happy Tuesday! We hope that you have a wonderful day learning.

Literacy

Today we would like you to have a think about the following words from the story:

soft

sharp

shiny

 

We're all so good at putting actions to our talk for writing stories. What actions can you think of for the words above?

Now, can you go on a little scavenger hunt and find things in your house that match these adjectives?

Maths

Can you make equal groups?

Have a look at 20 objects. You could use pasta, money, counters etc.

Can you make equal groups of 2, 5, 10? How many groups can you make of each?

 

Try this with different numbers up to 20.

 

Challenge:

Can you write the number sentence to go with the groups that you have made?

E.g.

There are ____ altogether.

There are __ equal groups of ___.

Phonics

Sound of the day: l

leg

pill

nostril

 

Read:

through, work, mouse, many, laughed

 

Making up sentences to read:

Can you read the following sentence?

'You can tie things up with string.'

Now that you can read the sentence above, can you create a new sentence by taking some of the words out and replacing them with the following words: rope, we, glue, ribbon

Monday15th June

Hello everyone! We hope you had a lovely weekend. It was so lovely to have the sunshine back, wasn't it? We hope you had a lovely rest and lots of fun with your family.

Literacy

Have a quick recap of the story that we are learning about.

Can you take part in the quiz on page 8 of your booklet?

Your special challenge is to see if you can write your answers in full sentences. Remember your capital letters and full stops and try to take really great care with your handwriting.

Why don’t you quiz your grown-up afterwards with some questions from the story?

Maths

Can you complete the table finding doubles? Think about the different representations.

 

Number

Draw it

Add

Double

 

 

1

  •  

 

 

 

 

 

  •  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1+1=2

 

 

 

Double 1 is 2.

2

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

10

 

 

 

 

You can use objects to help you or you can draw it out.

What patterns do you notice?

Challenge:

 

Phonics

play- Can you recap all of the sounds we have learnt so far?

Play different games to see if you can remember!

Read:

water, where, who, again, thought

Friday 11th June

Happy Friday Year 1!

We hope you have had a fantastic week of fun and learning.

Last day of the week, I wonder what the challenges today will be?

Challenge of the day

Science Focus

Can you dissect a plant?

What different parts does it have? What do you think the different parts do? Do all plants have the same parts? Do they look different? Can you compare 2 different kinds of plants?

Can you draw and label your own plant/flower?

 

CHALLENGE: What does it need to help it to grow?

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Phonics

Today's sound: 'v'

v - van, vote, seven, vanish

ve - love, have, give, gave, pave

f - of

 

Write: They saw that the dog had hurt its paw. 

Read: Yes/no question: Would you like to wave a magic wand?

 

Teach compound word: blackberry

Reading this week

This week we want you to do lots of talking about the books that you read.

Can you find your favourite book in the house?

Talk about the front cover- is this interesting? What does it include- author/pictures. What makes you want to pick this book up to read it?

Look for your favourite character in the story- why do you like them?

Who is your least favourite character- why?

Talk about where the book is set- why do you think they chose this location?

Thursday 10th June

Happy Thursday everybody!

You have almost finished your first week back, I hope you have been enjoying yourselves.

Literacy

Did you know, our story of Pippety Skycap- it does not have a story map to go with it!!

Can you create a story map for this story?

Remember, the story map is a journey from the beginning to the end. We need our characters, setting and key parts to the story to help us to remember when we re-tell it back!  

Maths

Can you find the double of different numbers up to 20?

 

You could use different items from your house to explore doubles.

 

Remember double is 2 groups of the same

number.

 

There is a little presentation here explaining doubling:

Challenge: Can you complete some stem sentences about what you have found? 

E.g. Double 2 is 4.

Phonics

Today's sound is 'oo'

oo - moo

ew - new 

ue - blue

u-e - rule

ui - suit

o - to

ou - soup

wo - two

o-e - lose

 

Write: Friday

 

Read: The girls run, sing and then sleep.

 

Can you sort these words into real and nonsense?

 

Girl, strawm, raw, donkey, felue, mird

Topic

Science and Music Focus

If you are able to, we would love you to go on a woodland walk. Dont worry if you can't, have a little walk around your garden instead or take a look at the front gardens you see on your street.

What plants can you see?

Do they all like similar/different?

Maybe you could draw your favourite plant/flower

What sounds can you hear when on your nature walk?

Listen really carefully!

Can you find something around the house to help you to recreate that noise?

 

We would love to see some of the drawings you do. We have some fantastic artists in Year 1!


 

Wednesday 10th June

We hope you have a magical Wednesday Year 1!

Literacy

Read the story of Pippety Skycap again together. Now turn to page 7 in the booklet.

Can you remember who said what?!

Maths

Can you use equal groups to find the total?

Use your knowledge of 2’s, 5’s and 10’s to count equal groups of objects.

 

You could look at different animals - counting the legs, socks, bags of apples.

 

Challenge:

Which is more 3 groups of 10 or 4 groups of 5?

Phonics

Todays sound is 'or'

or - for

aw - saw

au - Paul

ore - more

al - talk

our - four, your

augh - caught

oor - door

oa - broad

 

Write: Thursday

Read: The boys shout as they play outside.

 

Can you sort these words into real and nonsense?

 

Zea, resue, tied, goel, tried, lake

Tuesday 9th June

Happy Tuesday Year 1! Hope you enjoyed your lessons yesterday. Let's have lots more fun today!

Literacy

 Can you look at the story 'Pippety Skycap-a tale of mischief' and read it with your grown up. You can find this story in your home learning pack.

Can you have a try at reading the words- which ones do you know?

Now that you have read the story, can you have a go at evaluating it? This is a fancy word for telling us what you think about it. Think about some of these questions.

What do you like/dislike?

 

What surprised you in the story?

 

What questions do you have?

Maths

What does it mean if groups are equal?

We want you to explore making equal groups of different objects in your house. You could try making equal groups of coins, cups, teddies, shoes, toys...

 

How do we know if groups are equal?

Have a go at the sheet below, if you can print. If not have a look at the ideas…

Final Challenge:Can you write sentences to go with your groups? E.g. I have 3 equal groups of 2.

Phonics

Todays sound is ng 

ng - ring

ngue – tongue

 

Write: Wednesday

 

Read: Yesterday they made a cake.

Monday 8th June

Hello Year 1!

We hope that you had a really lovely holiday and spent lots of time doing fun things with your family. You deserved a rest after all of the hard work you did last half term. Well done! We have got lots of exciting work planned for you over the next few weeks so keep up the amazing home learning that you are doing.

Literacy

Cold Task

Can you write a story about a mischievous character? What are they called? Why are they mischievous? Do they get themselves into trouble? How does your story end?

Our talk for writing this half term is going to be based on a cheeky, mischievous pixie!

Maths

Can you count in groups of 10’s?

Use different small items from your house (stones, leaves, money, pasta) to practice counting in 10’s.

 

You could use your hundred square to count in 10’s too. You can find this in the first learning pack we sent home.

 

Challenge: What is the same about all of the numbers we say when we are counting in 10’s?

Here is a video to help you practice.

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Have a go at this game too!

Phonics

Today's sound: 'e'. This is tricky because it has lots of spellings!

e - egg

ea - head

ai - said

ay - says

ie - friend

eo - leopard

a - any

 

Read: We can bake a pie today.

 

Write: Tuesday

 

Can you sort these words into real and nonsense?

 

Blue, prate, paw, splome, briem, zone

Holiday Challenge!

Week 3

Hello everyone! This week we want you to have lots of fun 'getting wild'!The Wildlife Trust are challenging you to take part in the 30 Days Wild while homeschooling challenge. Are you ready for this challenge??? If so, take a look at the website below, which has loads of fun, wild activities to keep you busy outside. Have fun!

Use the link below to visit the Wildlife Trusts Website for lots of activities that you can do outside!

Wildlife Wednesday: planting vegetable seeds!

Why don't you have a little look at this Youtube video to find out how you can grow your own fruit and vegetables at home. What will you grow? Lettuce? Spring onions? Carrots? Lets get growing!! We would love to see what you have been getting up to so remember to put some pictures on twitter, if you can. We love to see everything you get up to at home. Well done everybody.

Holiday Challenge!

Week 2

Your first challenge this week... 

 

We would like you to learn about telling the time!

 

First it's time to explore what a clock is!

Can you look at an analogue clock with your grown-ups? Which hand is for minutes and which one is for hours? What happens when the big hand goes all the way back to 12? Can you count in 5's to find out how many minutes there are in an hour? How many minutes are there in half an hour?

 

Now you can have a go at reading the time?

Starting with o'clock and half past

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Time Capsule Challenge!

We are living through history everyday at the moment even though we might be getting a bit fed up at home in the future there will be children learning all about how brave we all were being stay at home heroes!

 

When you are a big grown-up you might want to remember what it is like so here is a little booklet to fill in and then put away somewhere safe.

 

Then if you ever want to remember what you were doing at home with your families you can have a little read!

If you don't have access to a printer you could just look at some of the ideas and recreate it on some plain paper or even in your exercise books!

Holiday Challenge!

Week 1

Your first challenge this week... 

 

Can you write your own fairy tale?! 

Use your story map, any props that you have made, your amazing adjectives and story openers to create your own rags to riches story! 

Try and do this as independent as possible... I am sure it will be amazing! 

Don't forget to share these with us! 

 

Your second challenge this week... 

 

We would like you to learn about money! 

Can you create your very own shop/restaurant in your house or garden? 

Maybe you could do a garden centre as it is outdoor learning week this week! 

Have a look at different coins... what do they mean, why are they different, what is their value?! 

 

Maybe you could create price tags in your 'shop' and you have to buy products/give change?! 

Give it a go and share your experiences with us! 

 

Most importantly... have fun! 

Outdoor Holiday Challenge!

This week it is outdoor learning week. 

Here are some ideas you could try. If you think of any, we would love you to share these with us too! 

 

HAVE FUN! 

Friday 15th May

You did it! Last day before a nice 2 week break. We are so proud of all of the hard work you have put in. We hope you all have a lovely break!

Let's get ourselves woken up and moving with a 5 a day or PE with Joe - or both if you really want to challenge yourself!

 

Challenge of the day!

Can you evaluate your moving mechanism product?

 

What worked/didn’t work? What would you change? What did you like best?

 

 

Phonics.

Sound of the day: ch

ch - chip, check, children, chest, 

 tch - catch, hatch, patch, latch

 

Write: Monday

 

Read: Could you carry an elephant on your head?

(answer yes/no)

Topic

Design and Technology focus:

Moving mechanism:

Can you create your own moving mechanism/moving picture? 

As part of our DT curriculum, we need to have a try at making a moving picture/toy/object.

It could be made from paper, wood, cardboard, plastic- so long as something moves! 

It would be amazing if you could link it to our topic... creating an animal that moves its mouth or its legs or tail. How about an enclosure that opens and closes the doors. 

 

Some other ideas could be... 

Maybe you could do a flower which grows from the soil, or a car that drives a long a road? It could be an animal that moves its mouth or a rocket that can fly to space! 

 

You could use levers or sliders... anything you like!

Reading this week! 

Use the link below to create a free account on Oxford Owl. (If you haven't done this already!) They have a great range of E-books to work your way through. 

Think about making predictions... look at the front cover, what might happen?

Can you predict the ending to the story? 

...read the blurb. Can you guess how the story may start?! 

Talk about the characters... how are they feeling throughout? 

Can you create a different ending? 

Use your sound buttons to blend the words you are unsure of. 

Enjoy the reading experience! 

Thursday 14th May

Good morning everybody!

We hope that you are having a lovely week- almost at the holidays now, you can do it! 

Thank you to all parents that collected the packs from school- we hope this helps. 

Literacy

Can you make some finger puppet characters, some story stones, maybe a story board, or add and practice actions to your story?

Be as creative as you would like to be...

Next week your challenge is going to be to write your own fairy tale that you have created over the past few weeks.

You made your 7 characters and you created your story map.

You have made a setting... what else could you make to help you to write your story next week? 

Maths

Today we are thinking about the vocabulary: first, second, third and last.

 

Can you set up a race?

This could be with people in your house, toy cars, different balls, snails etc.

 

Can you see who/what comes first, second, third and last?

 

Maybe you could make little medals or awards.

 

Challenge:

Can you write some sentences in your workbook to tell me who/what came first, second, third or last?

Phonics

Today's sound: ee

ee: weed, seed, deed, feed

ea: eat, sea, pea, lead, team

e: he, be, me

ie: field, alien, movie, believe

e-e: these, even, complete, extreme

y: very, baby, pony, puppy

eo: people

 

Can you read: Kay must wait for her new toy.

 

Can you play bingo with these words?

Choose 6 words!

Day, out, tie, eat, boy, girl, blue, saw

Wednesday 13th May

Good Morning our lovely Year 1's!

We hope you have had a lovely week so far. Halfway through the learning of the week- great work!

 

Literacy.

Can you correct these sentences…

 

once in a magical kingdom far away, their live a princess named snow white.

 

snow white’s stepmother, the Queen, woz very kind and she dislike lot of people

 

Challenge: Can you jumble up a sentence for your grown-up to correct?

Maths.

Can you use your 100 square to find one more and one less than different numbers to 100?

98, 56, 78, 39, 27, 19

 

Be careful which way you move along the 100 square!

 

Can you write them in your exercise book?

E.g. 55 <- 56 -> 57

 

Challenge: We have a word problem!

 I think that one more than 54 is 64.

Am I right or wrong?

Can you explain why?

Phonics.

Today's sound: m

mmat, mum, might, comet, timid

 mm – summer, hummer, drummer

mb – lamb, comb, tomb, 

me – some, come, dome, 

mn – autumn

 

Read and write: what, one, little, do, out

Can you put these into sentences?

 

Can you read: Kay must pay for her new bike. 

Can you add sound buttons to your sentence?

Tuesday 12th May

Good Morning - It's terrific Tuesday!

Let's get ourselves ready for another fun day of learning and play.

Literacy.

Can you practice writing some different story openers…

 

Once upon a time

In a land far, far away

Did you ever hear the story of

A long, long time ago

In a magical kingdom far, far away

Early one morning

In a dark gloomy forest there lived

One beautiful sunny day

 

Challenge: Can you choose the one that suits your characters/setting and story the most?  

Maths.

Can you find one less than different numbers to 100?

For example 54 is one less than 55.

Can you use different materials in your house to make these numbers…

24

56

71

98

30

 

Challenge: Can you think of your own numbers and write the number sentences to match?

Phonics.

Today's sound: oa

oa – boat, coat, float, goat, bloat

ow – grow, show, glow, flow, crow

oe – toe, foe, goes, woe, oboe

o – go, no, so, ago

o-e – home, stone, cone, throne, bone, 

ol – yolk, folk 

But there is also oh!

 

Read and write tricky words: were, when, like, come, there

Can you put these words into sentences?

 

Can you read: Paul cooks beans with his meat.

Can you add sound buttons to your sentence?

 

Monday 11th May

Good morning everybody! 

We hope you have had a lovely bank holiday weekend and are ready for another week ahead! 

Literacy

Today we are going to learn about the spelling rule: ‘s’ and ‘es’

 

Watch the video below to help to learn about this rule. 

 

Can you add the correct plural to these words?

(A plural is when there is more than one. For example girl becomes girls)

 

Girl, glass, plant, dress, house, eye, lunch, flash, box, month, wish, dwarf, apple

 

Challenge: Can you write some sentences which include these words? 

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Maths

Can you find one more than different numbers to 100?

For example, one more than 56 is 57, one more than 32 is 33

 

Can you use different materials in your house to make these numbers…

66

23

45

72

19


Can you find one more than each of the numbers?
What do you need to do?

 Write them into your workbook?

 

E.g. One more than 19 is 20.

 

Challenge: Can you think of your own numbers and write the number sentences to match?

Phonics

Today's sound: w

 w- wet, went, window, wing

wh – when, what, where, why, which 

(u – penguin, o – one)

 

Read: no, go, so, have, some

 

Can you put these into sentences?

 

Can you read: Paul eats peas with his meat.

 

Can you add sound buttons to this sentence? 

Thursday 7th May

We are almost there everybody, well done for another super week.

We have LOVED seeing some of your new characters this week! 

Keep up the amazing work and remember to have fun!

Literacy

Can you make your own story map? 

Use the structure of the story map below. This is going to be for YOUR story though therefore you need to add your own characters in! 

Who is your main character?

Who was your evil character?

Who are your 7 new characters? 

 

What will happen in your story... this will be your plan! 

 

Challenge: Can you label your story map?

We would love to see these! 

Maths

Number bond practice! 

These are really important so we want to practice them lots. 

Can you play some games to practice your number bonds to 10? You can play them online using the link below or with other people in your house.

 

E.g. You say a number for example 2 throw the ball to your partner and they have to say the right number bond so they would say 8.

 

Challenge: Can you practice your number bonds to 20?

Phonics

Our sound today is: s

s : sun, sand, snow, slow

ss: miss, hiss, kiss

sc: scent, scenery, science, scissors

st: listen, castle, rustle, whistle

 

Can you recap the tricky words in phase 4? 

said, have, like, so, do, some, come, little, one, were, out, what, when, there

Phase 4 Tricky Words Song Sight Words Song for said, have, like, come, some, what, when

http://www.epicphonics.com Check out our online phonics games and printable resources! A fun sight word and tricky word song covering said have like come som...

Topic.

Science focus: 

Materials:

Can you go on the hunt for different materials in your house? 

Draw and categorize these objects-

wood/metal/plastic/rubber/fabric

 

Can you find materials that are magnetic? 

Reading this week

 

Use the link below... 

Look at 1/2 pictures each day. Think of lots of open ended questions to explore what could be happening in the picture.

Remember there are no right or wrong answers! 

What led to this happening? 

What could happen next?

Why could they be doing that?

How do you think they may be feeling? Why? 

Wednesday 6th May

Middle of the week!

Well done for all of your hard work so far. We are very proud of you. We hope you are having lots of fun at home as well especially with the sun coming out for us this week!!

Literacy.

Can you swap the seven dwarfs for some different characters?

Be as creative as you like!

 

Challenge: Can you write some sentences about your new characters?

Maths.

Can you order 3 numbers to 100? 

Starting with the smallest number first.

Write them in your workbook.

Remember you can use different items in your house to make the numbers.

E.g. 12 32 99

 

Challenge: Can you order 5 numbers? Or 7 numbers?

 

Phonics.

Our sound today is: ai

ai:  rain, again, restrain, contain, aiming

ay: delay, stay, pray, clay, tray

a-e: came, make, quake, shake, plate

a: baby, lady, crazy, shady, lazy

 

Can you recap the tricky words in phase 3?

he, she, we, me be, you, all, are, her, was, they my

Phase 3 Tricky Words Song Say Hello To

Phase 3 Tricky Words song as requested by many :) Tricky words/sight words featured me, be, was, you, my, all, are, they, was. Tricky words These are tricky,...

Read: Loud sounds can be annoying.

 

Yes/no question to read:

Could a cactus grow in Antarctica?

 

Teach: Syllables

How many two syllable words can you think of?

e.g. picnic, bedroom, station, rainbow

Tuesday 5th May

Hello Year 1!

It's tremendous Tuesday. 

Are you ready to do some more fantastic learning? We have loved seeing everything you have been up to.

Keep it up!

Literacy.

Today we are thinking about the prefix ‘un-‘

A prefix is letters that go before a word but that aren't their own word e.g. un, dis, im

 

Talk about these different words.

Can you change them by adding un at the start?

 

Happy- unhappy

Kind- unkind

Do- undo

Dress- undress

Well- unwell

Able- unable

Tidy- untidy

 

Challenge: Can you write some sentences about who your character is and what they do that is unkind?

 

Maths.

Can you order numbers to 100?

Try and use the vocabulary:

most, bigger, biggest, larger, largest, smallest, smaller, least.

E.g 72 is the biggest number, 55 is smaller and 11 is the smallest.

 

Challenge: Can you explain how you know using your tens and ones?

Phonics.

Our sound today is: f

f: fin, fight, flight, fling, flapping

ff:  off, cliff, riff, stuff, tiff, stiff

ph: phone, photo, trophy, elephant, graph, symphony

gh: tough, rough, clough, enough

 

Can you recap the tricky words in phase 2?

to, the, no, go, I, into

Tricky Words and Sight Words Song

http://epicphonics.com/games/show/reading-machine-4 Check out our printable phonics resources and online games! A tricky word/sight word song for children co...

Read: The dentist enjoyed a trip to the beach and then the zoo.

Yes/no question to read:

Are you ready for school by nine in the morning?

Teach compound word: farmyard

Monday 4th May

Happy Monday everyone!

The start of another lovely week at home with our families. We hope you had a nice weekend!

Let's see what we are learning today...

Literacy.

Can you create an ‘evil’ character

for your story?

This person will try and make the main character unhappy but in the end they do not succeed.

 

Challenge: Can you write some sentences about who your character is and what they do that is unkind.

Maths.

Can you compare different numbers to 100 using the more than, less than, equal to symbols: < > = ?

Remember the alligator always eats the number that is greater. 

E.g. 65 < 99

 

 You can use different items you have at home to help you make the numbers first to help you.

 

Challenge: Can you explain why you have used the symbol you have done?

E.g.  67 > 31

67 is greater than 31 because it has 6 ten and 31 only has 3 tens.

 

 

Number Gators (Greater Than, Less Than Symbols Song)

The Number Gators are hungry! This twangy, toe-tapping math song for kids helps explain the concept of the greater than and less than symbols when comparing ...

Phonics.

Our first sound today is: oa

oa - boat, float, coat, soak

ow-  blow, flow, slow, crow

 

Our second sound today is: ar

ar - start, farm, tarmac, cartoon

al -  calm, balm, 

au - aunt

ear -  heart

Read: Children like the seaside

 

Yes/no question for child to read and answer:

Have you ever seen a live crocodile?

 

Teach common exception word: school

ow for /oa/ sound - Mr Thorne Does Phonics

Watch UK school teacher Mr Thorne and Youtube sensation Geraldine the Giraffe take you on a learning journey through the world of phonics, grammar, spelling ...

Friday 1st May

Happy Friday!

Wahoo, another week completed- amazing! 

What a busy week we have all had. 

We hope you are having fun, enjoying family time and keeping in positive spirits! 

Challenge of the day!

Computer focus

Can you write your own email to your teacher?

We want to know what your favourite memory from being at home is and the best thing you have done with your family?

You can also share with us any other exciting news you have. 

If you grown-up does not have an email, why don't you send us a letter instead? 

becky.barber@mosspark-inf.trafford.sch.uk

or

Moss Park Infant School

Moss Park Road

Stretford

M32 9HR 

Rainy day activities

What can we do on a rainy day?!

Let's have a think...

You could build a fort using blankets a pillows, have a movie day, play a board game, do some baking, have a picnic, go on a treasure hunt, have a disco, set up a racing track, get creative?!

So many ideas! 

I wonder if you can share with us, your best rainy day activity that you have done today?! 

Phonics

Our sound today is- n

n- net, night, next, nest, nap

nn- funny, bunny, dinner, sunny

 

Read: She found a dog that had a tail.

 

Yes/no question for child to read and answer:

Would you crawl into a thorn bush?

 

Teach compound word: beanstalk

Reading of the week!

This week we are back to focussing on our inferencing skills.

Can you use the weblink below to observe an image and complete some challenges. 

There will be a new picture with challenges every day! 

 

The challenges include: 

Question time

Perfect picture

Story starter

Sentence challenge

Sick sentences 

 

We hope you enjoy! 

Thursday 30th April

Good morning everyone, it is Thursday which means we are almost at Friday! 

We hope you have had a good sleep and are ready for another fabulous day!

The characters that some of you made yesterday blew us away! They were so creative- good work!

If you are yet to have a go, maybe try this out today!

Literacy

Can you create your main character for your fairy tale?

Remember it is a rags to riches story so the character may transform by the end if you want them too!

You could draw/make them, label them and give them a name of your choice! 

Challenge: Write some sentences about your new character. What do they start as and what are they by the end of the story? Do they have any special powers? What do they like to do? 

Maths.

How well do you know your number bonds to 10?

Today we would like you to practice your number bonds to 10 anyway you like (as fun as possible!)

You could play some online games like Hit the Button to get super speedy or you could play pass the ball with someone in your house (one person says a number e.g. 7 and the other person has to say the number bond e.g. 3). 

 

They are just ideas though- you can practice your number bonds however you like best!

Remember once we know our number bonds to 10 it makes other maths much easier!

 

Challenge: If number bonds to 10 are too super easy. Can you practice your number bonds to 20?

I Know My Number Bonds 10 | Number Bonds to 10 | Addition Song for Kids | Jack Hartmann

Number bonds for 10 song. Number bonds are simply the pairs of numbers that make up a given number.

Phonics

Today's phonics sound: air

We see this in words like hair, chair, dairy, pair, airport but like some of the sounds we have been practising, it can be made in different ways. 

Can you think of any words with the air sound that is not made of those letters? 

We have: 

air- hair, fair, pair, stairs, fairy 

are- care, stare, bare, hare

ear- bear, pear, tear, wear

eir- their

Can you also practice writing the seasons? 

Spring

Summer 

Autumn

Winter

Challenge: Can you put these into a sentence? 

Topic of the week

Geography focus:

 

Seasonal weather change!

Can you write the different seasons- what is the weather like in each one?

 

Can you think of different animals that might like to live in the Spring/Summer/Autumn/Winter? 

Maybe you could draw or make these?

Can you create your own weather machine? 

It could be a rain catcher, thermometer, sundial, sun catcher, wind chime?

Can you record yourself doing a weather forecast? 

Use the link below!

Wednesday 19th April

Good morning everyone - it's wonderful Wednesday!

Well done, you have made it half way through the week. We hope you have been having lots of fun at home with your families and having a go at the learning we have set so far.

Keep it up!

Literacy.

Can you make the characters from the story? 

Get creative! 

You could make puppets, use play dough, draw or craft with paper, make biscuits. Whatever you would like/can do at home.

 

Then we would like you to label the characters. 

 

Challenge: Can you act out the story of Snow White using the characters? 

See if you can add some expression! (Different voices) 

Record these and share. We would love to see them!

Maths.

Can you complete the place value chart with different numbers to 100?

72, 37, 81, 45, 99 

Tens Ones
7 2
   

 

Remember that the value of 7 is 7 tens (70) not 7 ones.

 

Challenge: Can you add your own numbers and write the number sentences for each one?

 

Phonics

Today's phonic's sound: ear

We have seen the ear sound in words like tear, fear, clear but like other sounds it can be made in different ways. Can you think of any other words with the ear sound in it but not made with those letters?

We have:

ear dear, clear, appear, tear

ere here, sphere

eer deer, peer, cheer, steer 

iertier, pier, 

 

Can you practice writing the months?

January

February 

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

 

Challenge: Can you put these in a sentence?

Tuesday 28th April

Good morning it's terrific Tuesday!

We hope you had a good day yesterday. We have loved seeing some of your weather forecasts, there is definitely some potential weather presenters out there! We hope you have another great day of fun and learning today!

Literacy.

Can you add a range of suffixes (endings) onto these words? 

-ed, -ing

 

charm, ask, welcome, change, travel 

 

Talk about how this changes the context. 

 

charm

charming, charmed, 

 

ask 

asked, asking

 

welcome

welcomed, welcoming

 

change

changing, changed 

 

travel 

travelling, travelled 

 

Challenge: Can you write these words in a sentence? 

Maths.

 

Can you use a part part whole model to partition (break up) different numbers to 100?

You could do this outside with chalk if you have some. Or make it with lego. 

 

Challenge: Can you write number sentences to go with your part part whole models?

 

E.g. 24 has 2 tens and 4 ones.

Phonics.

Today's phonic's sound: l

We have seen the l sound in words like leg and leaf and lip but sometimes it can be made in different ways. Can you think of any?

We have:

lleg, leaf, lips, less

ll- will, till, telling, shell

ilnostril, pencil, stencil

 

Can you practice writing the days of the week?

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

 

Monday 27th April

Happy Monday everyone!

We hope that you have had another lovely weekend with your families, enjoying the lovely weather and taking lots of time to relax and play.

Let's have another fabulous week of learning and play!

Literacy.

Can you put these sentences in the right order? 

 

- One day, the magic mirror told the Queen that Snow White was the fairest in the land.

 

- The courageous prince and Snow White travelled to the prince’s kingdom and they lived happily ever after.

 

- Snow White felt very safe with the dwarves so she asked if she could stay with them.

 

- Once in a magical kingdom far away, there lived a princess named Snow White.

 

- He saw Snow White and thought she was the most beautiful girl he had ever seen.

 

Challenge: Can you write some sentences out in the wrong order for your grown-up to put back together?

Maths.

Can you count different items by grouping them into tens?

This could be lego, pasta, stones, beads etc. 

 

Can you say what number you have and how many tens and ones it has?

 

Challenge: Can you make different numbers to 100 using items in your house? Can you group them and tell your grown up how many tens and ones are in it?

Phonics.

Today's phonics sound: v

We have seen the v sound in words like vet and vine and very but sometimes it can be made with different letters. Can you think of any?

We have:

v - vet, vine, vote, 

ve – have, love, give, live

 and a really tricky one: f - of

 

Polysyllabic words:

How many syllables are in these words? 

Clap them out together 

Twisting, bear, flower 

 

Can you revise some of the phase 5 sounds we have learnt? 

Friday 24th April

Happy Friday everybody!! 

Another week down and you should be SO proud of yourselves. 

It has been so lovely seeing all of the amazing things you have been doing this week, we are so proud! 

Challenge of the day!

HISTORY

Can you create a time-line of your life?! 

You could use pictures, objects to represent, photographs- anything you like! 

We want to see your journey,

You could even do this outdoors. 

Take a picture and send it to me!

Something to celebrate!

Earth Day!

This week it was Earth day. 

Can you talk about what we can do to help protect our Earth and the environment that we live in? 

This could be recycling, pollution, climate, maintaing a natural habitat.

Could you make a poster to help raise awareness of this occasion? 

 

I would love to see what you could think of doing to celebrate this at home!

A Whale's Tale | Hope Works

A whale helps smaller sea creatures who are trapped in plastic waste. On land a young boy seeks support to clear the sea in his area. Fishermen come to his a...

Ramadan

The month of Ramadan has now began. 

Muslims celebrate this occasion and it is an important time for family, spiritual reflection, prayer and doing good deeds. 

Can you do a good deed every day for 30 days? 

I wonder if you could make a jar full of kind things you could do for your family and choose one a day for the month of Ramadan? 

Now is a time for family more than ever.

Can you do something fun together as a family? 

This could be playing outside in the garden, doing some running races, baking together, playing a board game, creating a art masterpeice, doing a science experiment, watching a movie- anything you like! 

Thursday 23rd April

Happy Thursday everybody! We hope you have had a super sleep and ready for the day ahead! 

Make sure you have lots of fun in the sun throughout the day. 

Home Learning Science Fun!

Literacy

If you didn't have chance to make your magical kingdom, could you do this today?

It could be a den or a box and you could use your imagination to create the rest! 

Can you write some adjectives to describe your magical kingdom? 

Challenge: Can you create sentences with your adjectives using a capital letter, full stop and finger spaces? 

Maths

Can you fill in the missing numbers by counting backwards? 

100       98  97  96 

 

48 47           44

 

84      82      80

 

60           57     

 

                             33

 

Challenge: Can you create a number track to 100 going backwards?!

Phonics

2 challenges today!

Challenge Number 1: 

How many syllables are in these words?

Clap them out together: computer, cookie, umbrella and sandwich

 

Challenge Number 2:

Let’s practice the 'oy' and 'oi' sounds. 

These two diagraphs make the same sound but are written differently! 

 

oy- boy, toy, loyal, joy, ahoy, annoy

oi- coin, join, noise, voice, choice, foil

 

Have a look at this video to help you!

Mr Thorne Does Phonics - oi and oy

Watch UK school teacher Mr Thorne and Youtube sensation Geraldine the Giraffe take you on a learning journey through the world of phonics, grammar, spelling ...

Topic challenge of the week

History Focus

Significant people/events in the local area

Can you watch some videos about significant people in the world?

Can you create a fact file about two of these people- What did they do that was so significant?

Wednesday 22nd April

It’s wonderful Wednesday – middle of the week! We hope you have had a fun one so far playing and learning in the sunshine.

 

Literacy.

Can you create your own magical kingdom?

Be creative with this!

Think about the setting… could it be in the garden/build a den/ a castle?

 

Challenge: Can you label you magical kingdom?

Maths.

Can you count backwards from 100? Starting from 100.

Can you write the numbers 100 to 0?

If this is tricky use the 100 square to help you.

 

Challenge: Can you count backwards from any number?

E.g. Count backwards from 75 to 61

Count backwards from 99 to 67

Phonics.

2 challenges today!

Challenge Number 1: 

How many syllables are in these words?

Clap them out together: dinosaur, tiger, area, laptop

 

Challenge Number 2:

Let’s have a look at the different ways we can make the c sound in words, how many different ways can you think of?

 

It is tricky because there are a lot different ways the sound is made in words.

E.g. K- c - cat, car, ck - back, sack, k – kit, kite (qu - mosquito, x - except, ch – school)

Have a look at these videos to help you!

Tuesday 21st April

Good Morning Year 1!

It’s terrific Tuesday I wonder what fabulous learning you will get up to today. Don’t forget to share it with us on Twitter or by email. We love seeing what you’re up to!

Literacy.

Today we are looking for common exception words (words we see often but can’t sound out) in our story:

 

Can you find these common exception words in the story?

The, were, once, there, she, was

 

Challenge: Can you put the words into a new sentence?

Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs

 

Beginning

Once in a magical kingdom far away, there lived a princess named Snow White. She was very charming. Her hair was as black as coal and her lips were as red as a rose. Snow White’s stepmother, the Queen, was very unkind and she disliked lots of people.

 

Build Up

The Queen had a magical mirror and she asked it, “Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who is the fairest one of all?” Every day, the mirror had the same reply. It said, “You are the fairest of them all.” One day, the magic mirror told the Queen that Snow White was the fairest in the land. This made the Queen very jealous!

 

Problem

The Queen’s huntsman took Snow White into the gloomy forest but he did not want to hurt her. He warned her about the Queen so Snow White ran away. Deep in the forest, Snow White discovered a welcoming cottage and she soon learnt that seven dwarfs lived there. They were called Sneezy, Sleepy, Happy, Doc, Grumpy, Dopey and Bashful. Snow White felt very safe with the dwarfs so she asked if she could stay with them.

The Queen discovered that Snow White was still alive so she drank a potion that changed her into a wicked, old lady and she poisoned an apple. When Snow White took a bite of the deadly apple, she fell fast asleep and would not wake up!

 

Resolution

The dwarfs were distraught. They lay Snow White on a bed in the forest. Some time passed before a brave, handsome prince rode into the forest. He saw Snow White and thought she was the most beautiful girl he had ever seen. He knelt down and kissed her. Snow White began to stir and opened her sparkling, blue eyes to find the prince and the seven dwarfs by her side.

 

Ending

The courageous prince and Snow White travelled to the prince’s kingdom and they lived happily ever after.

Maths.

Can you fill in the missing number by counting forwards?

 

67

68

 

70

71

 

49

50

 

51

 

 

85

 

87

 

89

 

90

 

 

93

 

 

31

 

 

 

35

 

Challenge:

Can you complete a longer number track with more numbers missing?

If you have a printer available:

Can you complete the dot to dot starting at 1 and finishing at 100? What picture can you see?

Dot to Dot Activity

Phonics.

It’s those polysyllabic words again:

How many syllables are in these words?

Clap them out together

Champion, thundering, monkey, December

E.g. Children(child ren = 2)

 

Can you read and write these words?

Mrs, Looked, called, asked

Put them into a sentence.

Monday 20th April

Happy Monday everybody! 

We hope that you have had a lovely weekend with your families and are ready for another fun week of learning, play and sunshine!

Literacy.

Can you draw pictures for these Characters?

Princess, Prince, Queen, Huntsman, Dwarf

 

Challenge: Can you write a sentence about each character?

How can you make your sentence even more exciting? Have you remembered your capital letters and full stops?

Maths.

Can you count forwards to 100? Starting from 0.

Can you write the numbers 0 to 100?

If this is tricky use the 100 square to help you.

 

Challenge: Can you count  from any number?

E.g. Count forwards from 92 to 98. Count forwards from 36 to 84.

Can you write the numbers between 75 and 81?

Phonics

 Today we are exploring polysyllabic words

(words with more than one syllable)

How many syllables are in these words?

Clap them out together

Manchester, Chimpanzee, Seventh, ten, children.

E.g. Children (child ren = 2)

 

Can you read and write these words?

Oh, their, people, Mr

 Can you put them into a sentence?

Don't forget to listen and join in with our favourite stories on the video page!

Moss Park Infant School- children- our videos- Story time

Friday 17th April

You made it to Friday - woohoo! Well done on another weeks home learning (children and grown ups!) We are very proud of you all.

There has been a really lovely e-book created to help explain what is happening, to young children. Definitely worth having a look as it a tricky thing for young minds to understand. Hope it helps!

CHALLENGE OF THE DAY

We would like you to create some transient art!

This is where you use different items in your house or garden to create amazing pictures.

Maybe you could create some zoo animals or a rainbow or even a family portrait.

We can't wait to see how creative you can be! Have fun smiley

Some examples...

Phonics

Phonics for the week 

 

Can you revise all phase 3 and phase 5 sounds from your pack...

What words can you make using these sounds?  

Can you go on a hunt in your house to find different words which include these sounds? 

tie, elephant, snake, girl, boy

Maybe you could make words in creative ways...

with stones, leaves, sticks, toys?! 

 

Have a go at playing some games on phonics play to get your brain warmed up! 

Topic challenge of the week!

 

Geography Focus 

 

Our objective for this week is to find out more about the world around us, starting with the United Kingdom. 

We want you to find out more information about the human and physical features of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. 

Are they the same?! Or are they different?! 

 

Physical characteristics include landforms, climate and soils.

Human characteristics include language, religion, population, political and economic systems. 

Look at this map of the United Kingdom. 

Can you find England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales? 

Can you have a go at creating your own map?

Can you make the flag for England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales? 

I hope you have a really lovely day, don't forget to take a break to relax and play as well! I can't wait to see all of this amazing home learning.

 

Keep safe!

Thursday 16th April

Good Morning Year 1! We have been so impressed with your learning so far this week. We hope you have been enjoying your challenges in the sunshine.

Literacy.

Today we are thinking all about the 7 dwarves and how we could describe them using some fantastic adjectives.

How do we know what the characters are like? What do you think they do? How could you describe them?

We would like you to write a few sentences about the dwarves.

E.g. One of the dwarves is called Grumpy. He is very moody and always has an unhappy frown on his face.

 

Challenge: Can you write a sentence for each of the dwarves? Try and use more than one exciting adjective.

Maths.

Can you compare different containers?

Which one has the greatest capacity? Can you put them in order greatest to smallest?

Can you verbally explain how you know?

 

E.g. The bucket has the capacity of 10 cups and the jug has a capacity of 4 cups. So the bucket has a greater capacity than the cup.

Challenge: Can you use the < > = symbols to compare different containers?

E.g.Bucket > cup

Wednesday 15th April

Good morning everyone! We hope you are ready for another fun day of learning.

 

Literacy.

It's a very exciting day today because you get to read and learn your new story, which is ...

Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs!

I'm sure you are going to love it.

 

We would like you and your grown up to read our new story, look at the new story map and think of your own amazing actions to go with it.

Can you remember any of our talk for writing actions? 

 

Maths

Today you will be measuring capacity using non-standard measurements!

Can you count how many full cups of water it takes to fill up different containers?

Which container do you think will hold the most? Which will hold the least? Which container has the biggest capacity? Which has the smallest?

 

Challenge:

Can you write some sentences in your workbook?

e.g. The capacity of the ______ is ______ cups.

Or complete a table:

E.g.

Container

Capacity (cups)

bottle

2

bucket

10

 

Tuesday 14th April

 

Good morning everybody! 

We hope you had a lovely relaxing week last week and are ready for a nice short week.

 

We are starting a brand new topic...

Our Colourful World

 

You can find the medium term plan below! 

Literacy

 

COLD TASK! 

Can you write your own fairy tale story? 

Talk about what is a fairy tale... is it real? Is it fantasy? What characters may be in a fairy tale? Do they have happy/sad endings? 

Our story theme is going to be 'rags to riches'

This mean the main character may start the story with nothing and may not be happy/have made their dreams come too. However by the end, something magical happens and that all changes! 

Maths

 

Today you will be exploring volume and capacity!

 

Can you fill up different containers with water?

What does it mean when something is full?

Can you make it empty? What would it look like if it is half full?

Can you compare which one has the most/least?

 

Challenge: Can you compare 2 bottles which has more liquid in? Which has less?

Easter Challenge!

 

Can you create your own zoo?!

You can be as creative as you like with this open ended challenge. Have a think about what different materials the enclosures may be made from to keep the animals safe. 

 

Use the links below to get you thinking! 

 

Our next topic is 'Our Colourful World' where we will be exploring the world that we live in. We will be looking at different countries and their physical and human characteristics, different materials and their purposes and different animals that we have living in different habitats. 

Live webcams direct to the zoo! 

Zoo Animals for Kids - Videos and Sounds of Wild Animals at the Zoo for Children to Learn

Zoo Animals for Kids. Here is a compilation of videos and sounds of wild animals at the zoo for children to learn. You don't have to go to a zoo to teach wil...

Can you take some time to look at the world around us from your very own home?

 

Maybe you could do some observational drawings of things in your house/garden?!

Go on a mini-beast hunt?!

Look out for things you may not have noticed before! 

 

Special Easter Challenge! 

 

Can you decorate the most beautiful egg you have ever seen?! 

 

This could be an egg that represents the world we live in...

The most colourful egg...

The most meaningful egg...

Share your pictures on twitter!

 

Have a lovely Easter everybody x 

Happy Friday!

27th March

 

You made it through the first week- yay! 

HUGE thank you and well done to everybody. 

Enjoy your day! 

Phonics

Sound of the day: ea

As in - bread, head, lead, read, ready, ahead, instead

 

 

Can you compare those words to... eat, seat, wheat, heat, meat, neat, cheat

 

Read: laughed, different

Words with contractions: we'll, can't, couldn't, you're, you've

Write: out, when, what

 

Use the link below to revise the sounds you have practised this week! 

Geraldine the Giraffe learns ea as the /e/ sound

Watch UK school teacher Mr Thorne and Youtube sensation Geraldine the Giraffe take you on a learning journey through the world of phonics, grammar, spelling ...

Today's challenge!

 

We are going to learn all about having a healthy balanced diet and what this looks like. 

Use the picture below to look at different foods in different groups. 

 

You will have a blank food plate in your pack. Can you draw some of the foods in each group? 

 

Challenge- Can you label the different foods that you have drawn? 

Sheet from inside your home-learning pack

Challenge: Can you make your own healthy lunch or maybe a snack?

Take a picture of this and share it with us! 

 

Challenge: Can you sort real foods from your kitchen? Look at the different packaging. 

Take a picture and share this with us! 

 

Challenge- Can you have a go at doing a food diary? What did you eat today? 

Reflection time

 

We have now reached the end of our SUPERHERO topic! 

In your book, write down:

 Something that you have learnt...

 Something that you have enjoyed...

Something that you found a bit tricky... 

Reading throughout the week

 

What might happen in your reading book? (Make predictions!) 

Read the blurb- what does this tell us? 

Can you read a couple of pages. 

As questions as you go about what is happening/could be happening. 

Can you predict what might happen at the end of the story?

Look at a picture on a page- can you think of three different things that could be happening in the picture?  

Topic of the week – resource in pack (Table for materials)

 

Think about if you were to make your own superhero cape.

Can you test different materials that you could use?

Examples might be- foil, cling film, toilet roll, paper, card

Are they waterproof? Would they survive the challenges you may face as a superhero!

Draw and label the materials.

Describe the materials.

What is good?

What is bad?

Would you use this material for your cape?

 

Challenge- can you make your own superhero cape using one of the materials you tested? Take a photo to show your teacher and have lots of fun with it! 

 

(Purpose- We want the children to explore a range of materials. To describe them, to make predictions and to investigate them. There is no wrong or right answer, we want the children to be 'scientists' to come up with an option of material that they think fits the purpose- cape making!) 

Thursday 26th March

 

Good morning everybody! 

You are almost through your first week- you should be so proud! 

Phonics

Sound of the day: ou

As in - could, you, shoulder, group, soup, route, wound, coupon, would, should

 

 

Can you compare those words to... out, loud, about, ground, our, around, count, mouth (it makes an a sound)

 

Read: thought, through

Words with contractions: we'll, can't, couldn't, you're, you've

Write: out

Geraldine the Giraffe learns /ou/ as the /u/ sound

Watch UK school teacher Mr Thorne and Youtube sensation Geraldine the Giraffe take you on a learning journey through the world of phonics, grammar, spelling ...

Literacy

 

Can you write the ending to your story? 

Remember this is the part where we beat the baddie!

And also where the problem gets resolved... 

Does the potato get squashed?! Or the dragon get drenched in water?! Maybe the colourful unicorn throws magic glitter to make the speedy wolf disappear?!

 

Don't forget those capital letters, finger spaces and full stops! Also those amazing adjectives. 

 

Challenge- Can you use an exclamation mark in your writing to give your sentence some expression?!   

 

Maths

 

Today you are going to be using the ruler from inside your home learning pack to measure the length of different objects.

Can you hunt around the house/garden to see what you can measure?  

There is a sheet in your pack to record on! 

 

Remember to model where we start from on the ruler (ocm) 

Talk about difference in the height of an object to the length of an object. 

 

Vocabulary to use: length, height, longer, shorter, centimetres (cm)

 

Challenge: Once you have completed the table, can you order the objects you found in order of length. 

Take a photo and share this with me on twitter if you would like!  

Wednesday 25th March

Good morning everybody! Almost half way through the week... we hope you are enjoying the weeks activities so far! 

Phonics

Sound of the day: y

As in - by, very, my, July, baby, funny, try

 

 

Can you compare those words to... yes, yet, yellow, you, yours, yawn, yesterday 

 

Read: many, eyes, please, any

Words with two syllable: stopwatch, crunchy, hammer, spider

Write: when, what

y - Phonics - sky, spy, cry

Watch UK school teacher Mr Thorne and Youtube sensation Geraldine the Giraffe take you on a learning journey through the world of phonics, grammar, spelling ...

English

 

Today you are writing the middle of our story. Remember, this part of the story is where we write a build up and then the problem! 

What happens to the vegetables in your story? It doesn't have to be vegetables, it can be anything you choose, just make that problem a good one!  And remember, it is the bad character that causes the problem!

 

Don't forget to use those amazing adjectives and sentence openers we have been practising! And as always remember our capital letter, full stops and finger spaces!

 

Challenge - Can you write some conjunctions in your story- and or because... 

E.g. The carrot could not escape because the evil pea had ties him up! 

The evil pea had tied up the carrot and squashed the tomatoes! 

Maths

 

Today you are going to be using the ruler from inside your home learning pack to measure the height of different objects.

Can you hunt around the house/garden to see what you can measure?  

There is a sheet in your pack to record on! 

 

Vocabulary to use: height, taller, shorter, centimetres (cm)

 

Challenge: Once you have completed the table, can you order the objects you found in height order. 

Take a photo and share this with me on twitter if you would like!  

Tuesday 24th March 

 

Good morning everybody! I hope you had a great first day with your grown-ups yesterday. I know they will be doing an AMAZING job at being your teacher! 

Have another great day and here are some more activities to keep you busy... 

 

If you want to share any pictures with me, I would LOVE to see them. 

My twitter name is @MissBarber13

Please tag me in your posts so I can see what you are all up to! 

Phonics

Sound of the day: a

As in - what, want, wallet, halt, salt, swan, swap, wand, wash, watch

So the a makes an o sound.

 

Can you compare those words to... hat, bat, sat, band, cat, sand, ran, hand, man, pan?

 

Read: many, eyes, please

Write: when, what

English

 

Today you are writing the beginning of our story. Remember to introduce our characters and set the scene.

Don't forget to use those amazing adjectives and sentence openers we have been practising! And as always remember our capital letter, full stops and finger spaces!

 

Challenge - Can you write a sentence with commas?

E.g. The evil, nasty, mischievous pea is on the loose!

Maths

 

Today we would like you to compare objects looking at their heights!

Can you go on another hunt around your house and garden to find the tallest thing and the shortest thing you can find? Who is the tallest person in your family and who is the shortest?

 

Try and use the language: short and tall rather than small and tall!

 

Challenge: In your book can you write some sentences:

The ______ is taller than the ________.

The _______ is shorter than the ________.

Monday 23rd March

 

Good morning everybody, I hope you all had a lovely sleep!

Have a go at completing all of these activities and how about writing some letters each day to me to let me know how you are getting on. 

 

Don't forget to take breaks and have family fun throughout! 

 

Let's begin by doing a 5-A-day to get us all moving! 

Phonics

 

Today's sound of the day is: ie as in field, alien, chief, movie, shield, thief, believe.

Compare to ie in tie, pie, lie, cried, quiet.

Can you practice reading and writing words with the new 'ie' sound in. Can you find these anywhere in your house? 

 

Read- many, eyes, please

Write- when, what

Geraldine the Giraffe learns /ie/ in piece

Watch UK school teacher Mr Thorne and Youtube sensation Geraldine the Giraffe take you on a learning journey through the world of phonics, grammar, spelling ...

Literacy – resources in your pack

 

Can you think of an action for your new character in the story? Draw a picture of them and label them with some super adjectives. (describing words)

 

Challenge- Can you write some sentences about your characters including the adjectives?

Don't forget your capital letters, finger spaces and full stops! 

Maths

 

Can you go on a hunt for different objects around your house?

Can you put these in order of size?

Compare different heights of objects.

Use the language: taller, smaller, longer, shorter

"The remote is longer than the spoon"

"The spoon is shorter than the remote"

 

Challenge:

In your book can you write some sentences:

The ________ is taller than ________.

The _________ is shorter than _________.

Well done, you have completed your first day of home-learning! 

You are all amazing and I can't wait to see what you have achieved.

Keep everything nice and safe to bring back in to show us. 

Welcome to Year 1 Ash!

 

I am so excited to welcome you all back and start our Year 1 journey!

 

I hope you have had a lovely, relaxing summer with your family and friends. I'm looking forward to hearing all about your adventures, near or far! I'm sure you are all ready and raring to continue your learning journey following on from all the progress you made in Reception and  I can't wait to support you to do this,

I know you will all be AMAZING!

 

I will update this page with all of the exciting things we're going to get up to during the year so you can show your grown-ups at home. We have lots of lovely, fun opportunities planned already!

 

 I can't wait to begin what I know will be an amazing year with some even more amazing children.

 

See you all soon!

Miss Barber smiley x

 

 

Everyday Routines

 

School starts at 8:50am prompt every day.

 

On a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday parents are invited into school for 10 minutes with the children to complete SODA (Start of the day activities). This is a great opportunity for some shared learning before the day begins.

On a Thursday and Friday we ask that parents 'kiss and go' so that we can get straight into our routine of getting changed for PE/getting prepared for celebration assembly.

 

School finishes at 3:30pm prompt. Please be on time to collect your child. 

 

Please ensure your child has their book bag in school everyday.

 

Thank you smiley

 

 

Reading

 

Your child has a colour levelled reading book that they will change in school with an adult.

If your child has read their book and needs a new one, please put it into the basket by the door at the start of the day, along with their reading record.

Please read with your child ideally everyday, but as often as possible. Reading opens so many opportunities and is fundamental to your child's learning. 

 

Homework 

 

Homework will be sent out every Friday, please return the completed homework by the following Wednesday so that it can be marked.

Thank you. 

 

PE

 

Year 1 will be having PE on either a Monday or a Thursday.

Please send your child to school with a full school PE kit. Plain White t-shirt, black/blue shorts, and pumps. This can stay in school until the end of each half term.

Thank you. 

 

Celebration Assembly

 

There will be a celebration assembly on Friday each week. Two children from each class will be selected for a certificate. If your child has been chosen, you will receive a text on the Wednesday before. 

School Awards

 
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