Hi there everyone,
Here is the final instalment of our home learning journey .
I am so excited that we will be able to see one another next week and I hope that you enjoy your last week at home with your families.
Your final home learning pack will be available to collect after 4pm on Monday.
As we have just come to the end of an Oak Academy series of lessons I think it would be a shame to start a new unit of work that we won't get to complete. So no new videos to watch this week. Instead, we will use all the things that we have learnt so far to write our very own story!
Monday - Think about 2 main characters that you would like to have in your story.
One will be the hero. The other will be the villain - the naughty one!
Draw both of your characters. Give them names and write a sentence to describe each of them.
Tuesday - Think of a setting for your story.
Will it be in a dark, gloomy forest? An explosive volcano? A magical fairy castle? Let your imagination run wild!
Draw a picture of your setting and write two or three sentences to describe it.
Wednesday - Think of a problem for your story.
Jack went up the beanstalk to get his Dad's money back from the nasty Giant who stole it. What could the problem be in your story? Maybe your hero has lost their favourite toy and wants to find out where it is. Maybe the villain is scaring people and the hero needs to stop this from happening?
Thursday - Write the beginning of your story and start to write the middle, when the hero starts to solve the problem.
Friday - Complete the middle of your story and write a super exciting ending, that Mrs Disney will never guess!
I am excited to read where your imaginations have taken you!
We have one last letter family to work on, called the 'zig-zag' letter family. These will be in your learning pack.
We need to work on the final 3 split digraphs this week.
I thought it would be nice for you to do a little bit of music this week. Have a go at one of these lessons every day. You might want to do two lessons one day so that you can complete the series.
There wont be videos to watch this week as I would like you to work on capacity, volume and mass and I can't find anything that I think is helpful!
There will be a selection of worksheets in your learning pack. I hope that these are self explanatory.
If you need any help please let me know.
I can't wait to see all your smiling faces next week.
Enjoy your last week of home learning.
Mrs D x
Hello again Class 1,
I hope you've all had a lovely half term and have had the chance to have some fun with your families.
Here are this weeks tasks. There is no new learning pack to collect this week, you should have everything you need in your last pack.
Have fun everyone.
Please complete lessons 6 -10 this week.
I don't know what's happened to Mr Santhanam but we're back with Miss Barron for this set of lessons!
They will cover:
Hopefully you still have a few curly caterpillar letter formation sheets to complete. If not have a go at writing a sentence of your choice in your green book, making sure that all the letters are formed correctly and are sitting on the correct place on the line.
Please work on ph - as in phone, and wh - as in when.
Then we need to move on to split digraphs. These are a little more challenging for the children to understand.
They are vowel digraphs that are split by a consonant, resulting in a long vowel sound.
For example, the a_e in cake, i_e in five, o_e in code, e_e in sphere and u_e in rule.
We will concentrate on a_e and e_e this week. And move on to the others next week.
I hope you are enjoying the games that are available to you here.
If you haven't requested your child's login for EdShed yet please ping me an email and I will send it to you so that they can have a go.
I thought it might be nice to do some art this week so have added a link to a series of 5 art lessons, delivered by Mrs Tong, that I thought you might be able to access at home.
If you do not have the resources necessary please don't panic, simply adapt what you can and do as much or as little as you wish.
I hope you have some fun with this. I would love to see some photos of what you produce.
Some nice practical activities to get stuck into this week. I hope you enjoy this set of lessons on measurement.
Learning to use a ruler accurately takes time and practise. Don't give up!
Keep going Class 1. I am so proud of you all.
Hopefully we will have some news soon about when we will be able to be together again.
I am missing you all very much.
Big hugs to you all
Mrs D x
Some happy, smiley faces for you!
Happy half term everyone.
Week 5 Monday 8th Feb
Good afternoon all.
Here we go again! Chin up everyone
We are moving on to Traditional Tales this week.
I have managed to find a sequence of lessons from Oak Academy, based on Jack and The Beanstalk.
Although I do not think that this unit is quite as good as the previous one, I still think that the children will enjoy it, and it covers all the objectives that we need to investigate.
This week we will be looking at:
If you have a copy of Jack and The Beanstalk at home please share this with your child and discuss the similarities and differences between your version and the version that Mr Santhanam is sharing with you. Every version of the tale is different!
We are going to practise the 'Curly Caterpillar' letter family next.
This pack has a lot of letters in it. The worksheets should keep you going through this week and the first week of next half term.
We are going to put new reading books in your learning packs this week.
Please could you return your child's old reading books and leave then in the returns box, next to our learning pack box.
Please don't be tempted to take any books out of the returns box as we need to check them all back in and quarantine them, in line with government guidelines, before we can send them out again.
In order to prevent your child from receiving a book that they have already read we are going to move everyone up to the next reading box, so if your child was reading yellow3, they will receive yellow 4 books.
If you do happen to receive a book that you are already familiar with please bear with us, our book stock at school is low and we will try our very best!
This week please work on:
I hope that phase 5 is going well so far.
EdShed is a website that we have subscribed to as a school. It is similar to phonicsplay. There are different phonics and spelling games, and also some maths games for you to try.
If you would like a login to EdShed, please ping me a quick email and I will send you over your login details.
Please complete the lessons in the Materials unit this week.
You should have 2 lessons left (lesson 5 and 6). Then our unit will be complete.
We will start a new unit after half term.
This week we will continue to concentrate on developing our understanding of numbers to 50.
We will be working on:
I hope that the slides below will help.
Please note, there are 2 sets of maths worksheets in this weeks pack.
The set that refer to counting in steps of 2 and 5 are for after half term.
If you have a moment it would be lovely to see a photo of everyone this week. I can use these to create a collage for the class page. I am sure you are all missing your friends. It would be lovely to see everyone's smiles again.
Have a lovely week everyone, remember only one more week to go till you can all have a well deserved break!
Week 4 - Monday 1st February
I hope you are all well.
Here we are again at the beginning of another week!
You are all making me so proud with your hard work.
Keep smiling and keep trying your best, that's all we can ask.
I hope you are all enjoying this sequence. Please continue with lessons 6 to 10 this week.
I hope that you have plenty of 'one armed robot' letters to keep you busy. If you have finished your sheets try writing one row of each letter in your exercise book. Make sure they are the right size and sit on the lines properly.
I hope that you are all getting on alright with Phase 5.
The 4 digraphs that I would like you to concentrate on this week are au (as in Paul), aw (as in saw), ew (as in stew) and ey (as in money).
Choose one to work on each day and then revise all of them on Friday.
Read, read, read - anything and everything - whenever and where ever!
Please do lesson 4 in the sequence.
I am sure Joe Wicks is keeping you all fit, keep it up this week.
This weeks challenge is to learn all of our numbers to 50.
I hope these slides go some way to helping you with your worksheets.
Try your best, I know that you are doing a great job.
There is no new pack this week, hopefully you have everything you need in last weeks pack.
I hope that you have a fantastic week. Keep in touch and let me know how you are getting on.
Mrs D x
Week 3 - Monday 25th January
Hello Class 1,
I hope you are all well.
Here are the tasks for this week.
Miss Barron has produced a follow up to the hat maker story. This sequence of lessons is about following instructions to make your own hat.
We have written instructions before, right at the beginning of the year. Do you remember? We wrote a set of instructions about how to wash our hands properly. So, I am hoping that you will remember some of the things that we need to use when we are writing instructions. This will be great revision for you all.
In the first lesson Miss Barron also looks at suffixes. We have done these already - don't worry if you have forgotten that tricky word, suffix! We have looked at the suffixes, 's', 'ed' and 'ing'. Again, this is super revision for you all.
Please do lessons 1-5 this week and save lessons 6-10 for next week.
I hope you enjoy it!
I am sending you a new letter family to work on for the next 2 weeks. The letters are called 'the one armed robot family'. There are quite a lot of letters in this family, so this pack might take you longer to complete! Make sure your writing is as neat as it can be every time you write.
Lets move on to Phase 5 this week. This phase will be a little different from Phase 4 as there is a suggested teaching sequence and I need you to concentrate on JUST the digraphs (letter sounds) that I ask.
This week I would like you to look at the digraphs 'ay', 'ou', 'ie', and 'ea'. Please choose one to concentrate on each day and then look at all of them on Friday as a revision day.
You can play whichever games you like best on phonicsplay, using these digraphs.
Continue to read anything and everything. I will try to include some reading sheets in your pack but these are often a little dull so apologies in advance!
Please continue with the Joe Wicks sessions if you are enjoying them.
Lesson 3 this week in the materials sequence please. We are enjoying these in school, I hope you are too.
I have produced a pack of worksheets to go through for the next 2 weeks. I have tried to match these as closely as possible to the white rose slides. It is not always possible to match them exactly so please use the sheets that you feel best match your child's understanding and ability.
During lesson one, if your child is struggling with the concept of counting back to 10 and then counting back the rest of the way (it will make sense once you watch the slides I promise!) please don't worry. Not all of the children will find this a useful strategy (it is not one that I find particularly useful myself with Year 1 children!), so if it is confusing your child please just skip that bit!
Lesson 4 - introducing the <, > symbols. I will include a sheet with a picture of a crocodile's head on it in the learning pack. I find it helpful to explain to the children that the crocodile only eats the biggest number, so whichever way the crocodile is facing, (imagine his open mouth as the symbol <, >) that number will be the greatest. I hope that the sheet included in your pack will help to explain this if you are still scratching your head at my explanation!!
Please remember that the learning pack will have enough resources to keep the children busy for the next 2 weeks.
So please don't panic when you open it!
Packs will be available to collect after 4pm on Monday.
Please keep in touch at least once a week, so that I know how you are getting on. If I haven't heard from you this week I will be giving you a courtesy call on Monday (25th) just so see how everything is going.
Well done for making it this far! We can do this folks, you are all amazing .
Mrs D x
Week 2 - 18th January
I hope that last week went well for you all and that the children enjoyed (?!) their learning tasks.
It has been lovely to hear from so many of you during the week and see photos of what you have been getting up to.
If you haven't made contact yet please do let me know how you are getting on.
Here are the learning tasks for the week ahead.
Please try to join in with the Joe Wicks PE sessions every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9.00. This is a great way to start the day! You will find the sessions on YouTube.
Please complete lessons 6 - 10, as uploaded with lasts weeks sessions.
Please complete lesson 2 in the materials lesson sequence.
Please complete the long ladder letter family letter formation worksheets from your pack.
Please continue to revise the Phase 4 sounds and play the Phase 4 games on phonicsplay.
Please continue to read everyday. I understand that you may have read your school books backwards, forwards and upside down by now! But please continue to read anything and everything that you have to hand. It is equally important to listen to stories being read to you, so please ask a grown up to share a book with you every day.
We are still going to be working on addition and subtraction this week. Hopefully you will still have enough worksheets from your pack to keep you busy. Here are this weeks slides. I hope that they are helpful.
I am not producing a new learning pack for this week as I hope that last weeks pack has enough to keep you all busy.
There will be a new learning pack every 2 weeks.
Well done for surviving your first week. Give yourselves a big pat on the back for everything that you have done and don't beat yourselves up for anything that you have not. You are all doing brilliantly. Keep up the great work.
Happy New Year everyone.
I trust that you and your loved ones are well and that you are coping with the situation that we currently find ourselves in.
Firstly, I would like to reassure you all that although the governments recommendation is 3-4 hours of learning each day, this doesn't mean that the children should be sat at a table doing worksheets. There is huge value in learning thorough imaginative play, construction (Lego etc.), cooking, board games, creative activities, exploring the world around us etc, so please don't feel overwhelmed by the amount of work that I set for each week. There is no expectation on you to complete everything. Please prioritise the literacy, maths and phonics tasks. It is really important that we keep practising these skills. Everything else is a bonus if your little ones choose to complete it.
I am on duty in school on Monday, so will be unavailable online but will be available for help, or to answer questions, for the rest of the week. During my time in school on Monday I am going to be putting a learning pack together for each child, full of learning resources, worksheets and an exercise book. These will be heavy, and postage will be expensive, therefore I am asking you to please collect these from the Reception covered area, from Monday after 4pm. If you are unable to collect your child's pack please advise me and I will do my best to post it to you as soon as possible.
Please make sure that you check in with me at least once a week, through our class email or blogging page, as I have a duty of care to keep in contact with each child in my class on a weekly basis. If I haven't heard from you during the week, I will give you a quick phone call to ensure that all is well when I am on duty at school.
I will be adding tasks to this page as I find the appropriate resources. I would like to encourage everyone to start the week by joining Joe Wicks for his live PE session on Monday morning at 9.00. This is being streamed on YouTube.
We going to use White Rose maths slides to guide us in our maths learning. I have watched the slides and think that they will be helpful for the children to watch before they try to complete the worksheets - apologies for the American accent! I have chosen the worksheets to match the slides as closely as possible, these will be in the learning pack that I am currently putting together.
The first week will concentrate on addition and subtraction within 20.
I am going to point you towards the first 5 lessons and would like you to complete one each day.
Lets see how we get on!
I have chosen to follow a unit that Oak Academy have developed to support Year 1 learners. I am going to upload 10 lessons. These are for the next 2 weeks, so lessons 1 - 5 should be completed this week and lessons 6 - 10 next week please.
I enjoyed the story and hope the children will have fun with the activities.
Please help the children to draw grids etc, I am not expecting them to do this by themselves!
I will include an exercise book with the learning pack but until you get this please record your work on any paper that you have available at home.
A note of caution - During the spelling section in each video Oak Academy are using a cursive letter formation which we do not use in our school, so please do not be alarmed if the children do not recognise these letters!! I will include an alphabet sheet that you can use during these activities in your pack.
It is incredibly important for the children to continue to practise their phonics skills during this period.
We do a phonics lesson every day in school and I would like to encourage you to ensure that the children practise their phonics skills every day in order to maintain, and hopefully improve, their phonics knowledge.
I am going to point you in the direction of 'phonicsplay' which is a site that we had just started to use in class.
There are many, many games to choose from and I am happy for the children to experiment and find out which games they like best.
We are currently on Phase 4 and it is really important that you stick to games in this Phase for the time being. I will let you know when we are going to move on to the next phase.
You will need to log in to 'phonicsplay' as a parent. I believe that the site have made their resource free to parents during the lockdown.
I am going to put a set of handwriting resources together. These will be in your pack.
We will start with the long ladder family.
Some ideas to keep everyone ticking over through the summer holidays.
Keep up with your phonics skills.
You can still use the spelling shed and phonicplay games.
You can also try the phonics games on the espresso website for something a little different!
Type http://home.espresso.co.uk into the address bar.
Click on Discovery Education Espresso.
Click on Login.
Click on Espresso.
Enter username Student10475 password bradworthy
Click on Key Stage 1
Click on English
Scroll down to Phonics
Play the games of your choice.
I have added the lists of the words that the children will be expected to be able to read and spell as they enter Year 2. Please don't panic about these - we are well aware that we have some catch up to do in September - but any practise over the summer will stand the children in good stead next year.
As well as the words in these lists the children need to be able to spell all the days of the week and number words from zero to twenty.
It is really important for the children to be forming all of their letters correctly as they enter Year 2, in preparation for joining their handwriting.
Please have a go at practising letter formation for upper and lower case letters and digits from 0 to 9.
Keep writing sentences, punctuating these correctly with a capital letter and full stop.
Use the joining word 'and' to join two sentences together
For example, I like to go on long bike rides and take a yummy picnic to eat.
Write questions, using 'question words' and question marks.
Write sentences that include an exclamation mark instead of a full stop, to show surprise or somebody shouting.
The children need to know that capital letters should be used at the beginning of a sentence, for the names of people and places and for the word 'I'.
Keep reading! Every day, anything and everything.
Listening to an adult read is equally important, so keep up with those bedtime stories.
I have listed a few of the Maths End of Year Expectations below.
It would be great to practise these skills during the summer to keep those number brains working!
Wednesday 8th July
Good afternoon everyone. Here are the plans for our final couple of weeks in school!
The children will be planning and writing their own version of 'Where the Wild Things Are'.
They will be incorporating the changes that they would like to make to the story, including their new character, setting, Wild Things and mischief that their character causes.
We will continue to look at time and shape, both 2D and 3D.
We will be exploring modern London and investigating the events of The Great Fire of 1666.
See what you can find out.
Where did the fire start?
Why did the fire spread so quickly?
How was the fire brought under control?
How do we know so much about the Great Fire?
What lessons were learnt after the fire? - Look at how London was rebuilt to prevent this happening again.
The children will continue to investigate plants and trees, as well as recording the changes to their runner bean plant.
We will be designing our own dream gardens! What would you have in yours?
Wednesday 1st July
Good afternoon everyone. I hope you are all still managing to stay sane! Here are this weeks tasks.
After this week we will be scaling back our online teaching for the final few weeks, to give everyone time to catch up with anything that you haven't managed to get done so far!
We are going to start thinking about how we could write our own Wild Things story.
We will be designing a new character who will wear a different 'suit'.
I would like you to draw your new character wearing their suit (it can't be a wolf suit!).
Then I would like you to use describing words for your character and tell me what sort of mischief they get up to.
Try to write in sentences and use capital letters and full stops.
I am looking forward to seeing your new characters and can't wait to see what 'suits' you choose. Let your imagination run wild!
We are looking at time in class this week and are concentrating on 'minutes'.
We have been closing our eyes and trying to guess when a minute is over.
We have been timing ourselves doing things for one minute, for example, how many times can you write your name in 1 minute, how many star jumps can you do? How many times can you throw a bean bag into a bucket etc.
We will also be timing ourselves doing things, for example how long did it take us to eat our dinner? How long does it take Mr Rushton to read a story to the class? How long is playtime? etc.
We have been concentrating on placing the hands on a clock on 'o'clock' times and have been talking about the hour hand and minute hands on the clock face.
Next week we will move on to 'half past' times.
We have looked at the plants that people like to grow in their gardens. We have had a look at some of the plants and herbs that are growing in our bottle garden and have used describing words to help us to identify them.
Can you have a look at the plants that are growing in your garden and have a go at describing them? For example, big spiky leaves, small red and white flowers with four petals etc.
We have started to look at London as our capital city.
We have discussed why London is an important city and what we would find if we went to visit.
We have identified some of London's famous landmarks and described what they look like and why they are important.
Have fun everyone!
Tuesday 23rd June
Good afternoon everyone, I hope you are all well. Here are this weeks tasks.
This week we are concentrating on sentence work in our literacy sessions.
Firstly, we have been looking at how we can use the word 'and' to join two sentences, or ideas, together.
For example - My Wild Thing has long teeth to scare people and yellow feet like a chicken.
How many sentences can you write about your Wild Thing using the word 'and'? Make them as exciting as you can.
Secondly, we have been looking at the suffixes 'er' and 'est'. We have talked about how adding these to a word can change its meaning.
Have a go at completing the worksheets below.
Then put some of the words into sentences. For example - I can ride my bike quicker than my sister.
Have a go at solving some of these word problems.
You can write down the number sentences that match the word problems if you would like to.
This week we have continued to investigate the growth of our bean. We have discussed how it has changed and what we can see.
We have also continued to discuss the wild flowers that we can see in the school grounds and have encouraged the children to name and describe some common wild plants.
Have a go at using the worksheets below to see how many plants you can identify.
How many of these can you see in your gardens or growing in the hedgerows around where you live?
Discuss the words that we use to name different parts of a plant and compare these on the different plants that you find.
Wednesday 17th June
Good morning everyone. Here are this weeks tasks.
This week we are looking at characters in the story.
We have looked at a picture of Max and written a list words that we think best describe him, i.e. white wolf suit, cheeky, shiny crown etc.
We then chose our favourite words and put them into sentences to describe Max, i.e. Max is very cheeky because he chased his dog with a fork.
We then did the same thing for our favourite Wild Thing.
After that we had loads of fun designing and then making our own Wild Thing mask. We stuck all sorts of things onto our mask to make them as 'Wild' as possible!
Top tip for mask making! If you have a paper plate at home they make perfect masks.
We are still concentrating of fractions in school and have moved on to quarters this week.
I know that you have been doing this for some time at home so lets have a go at investigating different forms of measurement.
Please have a go at measuring and comparing:
a) length and height
c) capacity and volume.
I have included a worksheet to get you started.
This week we have looked at the beans we planted last week and have recorded any changes.
We have been on a 'Wild Plant' hunt around the school grounds to see what is growing in our local area and have named, compared and described what we have found.
We are looking at pulse and rhythm with Mr Rushton. Have a go at clapping along to your favourite tunes at home. Can you find the pulse of the music - was call it the music's heartbeat!
Tuesday 9th June
Good afternoon everyone, here are the tasks for this week.
Watch the story 'Where The Wild Things Are' being read on youtube.
Try this link https://youtu.be/3FsBaRYRPnU Apologies if it doesn't work!
This week we are working on settings.
Because a forest grew in Max's room, we decided to design our own forests. We went outside and gathered lots of fallen leaves and twigs and use these to create our own forest scene.
We wrote sentences about our forest setting and what we would be able to see, hear, smell and feel in our forest.
Don't forget to use your best handwriting and remember to use a capital letter and full stop for each sentence.
We are continuing our work on 'half' in class. Just in case you have completed the 'half' sheets from last week, have a go at these 'time' worksheets.
We have each planted our own runner bean this week.
We are going to discuss what our plant will need to grow. We will be recording the changes in our plant each week and will be keeping a diary of its changes.
If you have the opportunity to grow something at home with your child, so that they can observe and discuss its growth, that would be fantastic!
Tuesday 2nd June
Good afternoon everyone, I hope you enjoyed a well earned rest last week and are now refreshed and ready for the new tasks!
Over the next few weeks we will be looking at one of my favourite texts, 'Where the Wild Things Are' by Maurice Sendak. I am sure that a few of you are familiar with this magical story and hopefully some of you have a copy at home that you can share with the children. Please don't do this yet though, as we want to tap into the children's imagination to begin with, using some of the brilliant illustrations from the book.
Have a look at this picture.
What can you see? List as many things as you can.
Where do you think this might be?
What do you think they are doing?
Draw a picture of what you think this strange land might look like.
Are there any houses?
What transport might these characters use?
Is it a hot or cold place?
Do they have shops?
What else might live here?
This week we are continuing our work on half.
Here are some things to have a go at.
We are going to be looking at our local area.
If possible please look at Bradworthy on Google maps.
Help the children to locate the village landmarks, i.e. the church, our school, the doctors surgery, the shops, the square, the garage.
Make a list of the things that we have in our village.
Do you live in Bradworthy?
If so, can you find your house on google maps?
If not, can you zoom into the place where you live? How far is it away from our school?
Happy Half Term Everyone,
No new tasks this week. Enjoy a well earned rest!
Mrs D x
Monday 18th May
Happy Monday again everyone!
Here are this weeks tasks.
It is 'time' this week, another tricky one, sorry!
By the end of Year 1 the children are expected to be able to correctly order the days of the week and months of the year. They need to be able to tell the time to the hour and half past the hour on both an analogue and digital clock face.
The children need to understand the vocabulary of time - seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, years etc and understand how these equate, for example, 60 seconds =1 minute, 60 minutes =1 hour.
Counting in 5's is also important.
If you don't have a split pin please don't worry, just improvise!
Time for a change of topic.
We will be looking at our locality and exploring how we fit into our local area, our country, the UK, and the World.
It would be great if you could use google maps with your child to help them with this, they always find it fascinating to zoom into our little corner of the world from outer space!
Suffixes - adding 's' and 'es'. The 'rule' is highlighted at the top of the worksheet.
Complete sheets for s, t, u.
New assignments have been added if you can access them, don't worry if not, keep playing the games that you enjoy.
Keep playing the games of your choice, it would be great if everyone could have a go at some of the games on Phase 5 this week. It is super important that the children keep up with their phonics skills.
Monday 11th May
Happy Monday everyone!
I hope that you are all well and managed to enjoy some of the bank holiday sunshine.
Here are this weeks tasks.
Money this week. I have included sheets of differing difficulty, the children can chose the level that they would like to attempt.
It would be great if you could discuss the different coins that you have in your house. Look at colours, sizes and discuss values. This is often tricky for the children to understand, for example, if you offer them 2 x 1p's in one hand and 1x 5p in the other, and ask which hand they would rather have they will often choose the 2 x 1p's - they equate more coins = more money! We need to help them to understand that it is the 'value' of the coin that is important, not necessarily how many coins you have.
Complete sheets p, q, r
Some of the year 1 vocabulary for our materials unit may need a little explanation from you! The words that the children need to understand and investigate are - waterproof, hard, soft, flexible, rigid, opaque and transparent.
Assignments are set if you can access them, don't worry if you cant, just carry on playing the games that you enjoy!
Continue to play the games in Phases 3 and 4. If you're feeling brave have a look at some of the Phase 5 games, good luck!
Monday 4th May
Good morning everyone.
I hope you are all well.
I can't believe how quickly Monday comes around! Here are this weeks tasks.
Fractions this week. Some of these are tricky, it helps if the children have something that they can use as counters to share into equal groups.
Complete practise sheets m, n, o
Writing questions. Some of these sheets come with 3 different levels of difficulty. The children can choose which one they would like to attempt.
New assignments are set if you can access them. Don't worry if not.
Keep playing the phase 3 and 4 games of your choice to keep those phonics skills polished!
Year 1 beauties
Some more of your lovely photos.
Monday 27th April
Good morning everyone,
I hope that you are all doing well. It has been great to see so many of your photos this week, I will post a selection later so that you can see one another and see what everyone has been up to. Keep them coming so that I can continue to share pictures of your friends for you to see.
Here are this weeks tasks. I'll be checking the blog and class email regularly so if you need me please don't hesitate to get in touch.
Complete your Spring Maths activity booklet.
Complete pages j, k, l
We are moving on to a new unit about everyday materials and how we use them.
The materials that we will be concentrating on are glass, plastic, metal, wood, fabric, stone/rock and paper/card.
Choose your 5 favourite toys. Draw them.
Write a list of the materials that have been used to make each one.
Look around your house for different materials.
Make a list of all the things that you can find that are made of glass, plastic, metal, wood, fabric, stone and paper.
Please work your way through this new booklet. Be warned, the pages are out of order as it is supposed to be printed as a booklet. Sorry if this causes any confusion!
I have set new assignments for spelling and maths. I know that some of you are struggling to access these. Please don't worry if its causing a headache, simply ignore them and play any of the games that the children are enjoying!
To ensure that the children are practising their phonics skills please keep playing the games in Phase 3/4. You can play the games of your choice, there are plenty to choose from. I hope that this keeps phonics fun!
Happy smiley little people!
Just a small selection of the wonderful photos you have been sending me.
Please keep them coming.
I hope you enjoy seeing the pictures of your friends, I am sure you are missing each other loads
Monday 20th April
Good morning all,
I hope you are well and are all still smiling! It has been wonderful to receive so many lovely pictures of you all this week, thank you so much for taking the time to send them to me, it has made me very happy to see your smiling faces doing so many wonderful activities. I will attempt to get some of these pictures onto the class page later today. Keep them coming, they really do brighten my day!
Here are this weeks tasks, I hope that you enjoy them and please let me know if I can help in any way.
Big hugs to you all
Mrs D x
Please complete pages 4, 5, 6, and 7 from the spring activity book that I posted last week (pages 4 and 5 are one activity).
Answer 2 of the picture question pages in your original learning pack.
Then use one of the other pictures as the start of a story. Use your imagination.
Who will you characters be? Draw them and write describing words around them to tell me what your character is like, are they brave or cowardly, loud or shy, tall or short?
Where will your story be set? Draw the setting and try to describe it, for example is it magical, happy and exciting or dark, creepy and quiet?
Write the beginning of your story. What exciting words could you use so that the reader will want to read the next part?
Complete sheets j, k and l in your pack.
Sort the animals into the grid depending on what they eat.
Please don't feel that you have to print the animal cards out, the children can simply draw them into the table, they are there as guidance. However, if you would like to print them out and use this as a cut and stick activity please feel free!
I have attempted to set assignments for both maths and spelling this week! See if you can find them and have a go.
Keep playing the games and collecting your points, I will keep rewarding your effort with Honeypots.
Keep practising your phonics through phonicsplay. Stick to Phase 3 and 4 for now. You can log into the games of your choice.
Challenge from Mrs Davies
Please go to the blogging page where Mrs Davies has set you a 'shape challenge', good luck!
Tuesday 14th April
Good morning all, I trust you have all managed to enjoy the sunshine over the last couple of weeks and are coping OK with this strange time!
Here are the tasks that I would like to be completed this week.
Please complete 2 of the question sheets in your pack.
In your exercise book, please write about the best thing that you have done during the Easter holidays. Try to use describing words to help the reader to understand the colours, sizes and feelings that you had on that day.
You must use punctuation in your writing and your handwriting needs to be neat and well formed!
Please complete pages for d, e, f in your handwriting practise booklet.
Please complete the first 3 pages of this booklet.
Use the table to sort these animals into two different groups.
For example, animals that can swim and animals that can not swim.
Animals with 2 legs and animals with more, or less, than 2 legs.
Animals that have wings and animals that don't have wings.
You can use your imagination as to how you sort them!
Have a go at the addition and subtraction games this week. Start with addition and subtraction within 10 and work your way up through the levels. Then have a go at addition and subtraction within 20. If you're feeling super brave have a go at the 'within 100' games!
I think I have set up a spelling assignment for this week. I'm hoping I have done this correctly!! Have a go, see if it works.
Don't forget that you can use the class blog to leave messages for me, and each other, and you can always contact me on our class email address. I will keep checking in throughout the week, it would be great to hear from you!
Missing you all loads.
Monday 30th March.
Well done to everyone who is working so hard on EdShed, it is great to see our class moving up the school league table, especially in maths, I am super proud of all your effort. Everyone who has logged on will receive 100 honeypot rewards from me each day, so keep it up. Anyone who has not logged on yet please do have a go the games are great fun.
Amelia is our reigning spelling bee champion, fantastic work Amelia and our new champion Maths-tronaut is Isabelle, great job Isabelle!
As the Easter holidays are here I am not going to be setting formal work or expecting any worksheets to be completed, these will continue to be used after the holidays. Please continue to log on to EdShed, phonicsplay and Espresso and enjoy the activities and games these sites offer. I will be keeping an eye on your scores and will keep awarding rewards for your effort.
Please take time to play board games with your families, do jigsaw puzzles (I have a 1,000 piece puzzle on the go here!), read loads, play shops, count anything (from the cutlery in your cutlery draw to the pens in your pencil case), get lots of exercise - Joe Wicks is fab, and enjoy this precious time with your families.
Missing you all loads
Mrs D x
Well done to everyone who has had a go at the edshed challenges, I have rewarded you each 10 honeypots for your effort. Keep it up!
For those of you that haven't had a go yet it would be great to see some scores for you today. We need to move up the school league table!
Remember to log into edshed - your individual login was attached to the introductory letter in your learning pack.
I am keeping an eye on all your scores!
Spelling shed - Try the games in stage 1&2. Start with the easy spellings and work your way up to extreme ( I got one wrong at this level, oops! )
Maths shed - Do the number bonds games. Start with number bonds to 10 easy level and work your way up. Try the number bonds to 20 if you dare!
Good luck everyone, have fun.
Week beginning 23.3.20
Good morning all. I hope you are all well and are enjoying some time with your families at home.
Here are this week’s tasks:
Reading – complete the reading tasks in your learning pack and read, read, read anything and everything you can!
Writing – complete 3 of the picture - writing sheets in your learning pack.
Handwriting – complete pages for A, B, C in your handwriting booklet.
Phonics – Login to phonicsplay and revise phase 3 activities. The children are free to play the games of their choice.
Maths – please complete these worksheets. If you can’t print them please improvise as best as you can, or make up some of your own in your exercise book.
I know that some of you are struggling with the images below so I am adding these links, which I hope may prove easier to work with??!!
Science – As above.
A newsletter was sent home with the children today outlining the latest information about the school closure. If your child was absent from school today this can be found on the website.
Mrs Disney's email.
You will be able to contact me through the blog on our class page, as well as through the following email address
I will be contactable on both of these forums and will not be using any other platforms for the time being.
Children's home-school tasks.
I will begin adding tasks to this page on Monday, hopefully to keep the children busy from Monday to Friday!
The children brought home login details today for websites that they can access to support our teaching. These have been posted to all of the children who were absent today. If you have trouble logging on to these please let me know.
I will be available, through the class blog, on Monday from 10.00 - 12.00, Wednesday 12.00 - 2.00 and Friday 12.00 - 2.00.
Kim, the Dental Nurse, came in to visit us in March. She talked to us about oral hygiene and helped us to understand how we should look after our teeth.
We had fun using the disclosing tablets - and turning our tongues purple - then we tried to clean our teeth really well, until all of the staining was gone.
Now we have the whitest smiles in school!
On Pancake day Kim helped us all make our own pancakes. We mixed, whisked, stirred, ate and even did our own washing up!
The pancakes were delicious and we think Kim is the best chef ever. Thank you Kim.
Here are some photos from the Performing Arts Festival we went to in February.
As you can see the children enjoyed dancing to 'The Lion King' songs and 'Baby Shark'. We have some great movers in Class 1!