St. Philip's Catholic Primary & Nursery School

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Children  »  Year 1


Welcome to the wonderful world of the Wonderful Ones!
We are full of fun, laughter, enthusiam and love.
There are 33 of us including Mrs Morland, Miss Corrigan, Mrs Harrison and Miss Austin. 


 

Christmas is Coming!
As you all know we are going to be performing a special Christmas Assembly which will be recorded so that all our grown ups can see us. There will be more details on that later. We already know one song, can you learn our other one before we come back to school? It is called 'It was on a Starry Night', follow this link to hear the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeRrAzapOQ0. 
What are mammals? 26.11.20

This half term we are learning about different groups of animals. We know that there are fish, birds and now mammals. We were very surprised to find out that we are mammals! Mrs Harrison set us a challenge this week to find out about different mammals. Some of us decided to use the internet to find out all we could about the mammal we had chosen. How many mammals can you name?

Marvellous Monsters! 24.11.20

Miss Austin had a big surprise this morning when she found a monster at her door! She showed him to us and we talked together about what he was like. Miss Austin then set us a challenge to design our own monster. We described what it would be like and what we would do together. Luckily all the monsters are friendly, phew!

We know how important phonics is and how much it helps us with our reading and our writing. Join Mrs Morland for your daily phonics session, your grown ups have an email with all the details. 
From tomorrow and everyday at 9.30am we will start our day together in our usual way but on Zoom. We will have the register, prayers and talk about the work we will be doing. Your grown ups have an email with the details so don't forget to remind them. See you soon, love Mrs Morland and Miss Corrigan xx
 

Home Learning 23.11.20
Here we are again, learning at home but as always still learning together! Here are some challenges for you to try this week and as always Mrs Morland would love to see photos of all your hard work. 
Monday....
Phonics/Reading
In the documents section is a comic strip that I have found. What will you find out about moon camping? 

English
  • adding un to the start of a word makes them mean the opposite. Read the PowerPoint in the documents section to find out more. Then draw pictures to show that you understand what the new words mean. Can you challenge yourself even more and write these words in a sentence?
Maths
  • Last week we learnt a lot about shapes, look at the photos in last week's gallery to remind yourself. Now we are going to use these shapes to make patterns. There will be lots of 3D shapes around your house(remember these are ones that you can pick up and hold), can you use them to make a pattern? For example sphere, sphere, cube, cube. In the documents section there is also a sheet of patterns, can you draw what should come next?
Tuesday
PSHE
  • Miss Austin introduced us to a special kind of Monster this morning. Can you design your own monster? Read the PowerPoint in the documents section for more instructions.
Maths
  • Work for 10 minutes on Numbots, how many levels can you complete today?
  • Now practice counting forwards and backwards to 20. Ask your grown up to check as you are counting and ask them to give you different numbers to start counting from. Then complete the worksheet in the documents section. Remember to check that your numbers are the right way round. 
  • Want an extra challenge? Choose a number and write the next three numbers in words. Use the word mat in the documents section to help you with spellings.
History
  • We know what the Gunpowder Plot was and why Guy Fawkes and his friends wanted to blow up the Houses of Parliament but what is this building like? Follow this link to a tour of the Houses of Parliament: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jh_p5GcrWCQ and tell your grown up what you can see. 
  • The plotters hid the gunpowder in the cellar under the Houses of Parliament and Guy Fawkes was hiding there on his own. What do you think it would have been like in the cellar all those years ago. Think about what Guy Fawkes would have seen, heard and how he would have felt. 
Wednesday
Phonics
  • Some of us are recapping the igh sound this week. If this is you, which igh words can you find the comics in the documents section? If you sit on the corner tables, you need to choose Midnight Moon, everyone else needs to read Let's Go!
  • Miss Corrigan's group are learning the z sound. If you are in this group, which z words can you find in the comic in the documents section?
English
  • We are starting a new story this week but today you only get to see the front cover:  What clues can you find? Who is the author and the illustrator? What do you predict will happen in the story? Draw your prediction and then write at least two sentences to say what you think will happen. Don't forget capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. 
Maths
  • Which levels are you going to complete on Numbots today? Will you get a new certificate on Friday?
  • In our Zoom session this morning we learnt how to make teen numbers. Ask a grown up to write them down on pieces of paper for you, choose one and make it using the ten frames in the documents section or objects that you have at home like Lego. Remember to make the ten first and then the rest. 
Science
  • Mrs Harrison has set us a challenge all about mammals. Watch this video clip to find out all about mammals: https://youtu.be/vNxyY2ByL7Y. Then choose one mammal, draw it really carefully, label it and say why it is a mammal. What else can you find out about your mammal? 
Thursday
English
  • Now you have listened to the first part of the story in our Zoom session, can you predict what is going to happen next after this picture? Draw a picture in as much detail as you can of what you think will happen and then write at least two sentences to go with it. Don't forget capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.
Maths
  • how many levels can you complete on Numbots today?
  • Choose one of the cards in the documents section and count the spots in the ten frames carefully. Can you circle the correct teen number to match? What do you notice about these numbers?
RE
  • This weekend is the start of Advent when we get ready for the birth of Jesus. One thing that I need to make to help us in Advent is an Advent Wreath and I need evergreen leaves but I don't know what they are. Can you find out what evergreen leaves look like? Do you have any in your garden?
Friday
English
  • Lets all help the penguin! It is now your turn to have a go at writing a letter to the boy, giving him some ideas on how he can help the lost penguin. Remember your letter is going to get posted in the postbox, so make sure you fill it with lots of ideas so the boy can  use some of them!
  • In the documents section there is a letter writing sheet that you can use to write your letter or you can just use a piece of paper. Make sure to send Mrs Morland your written letters so Miss Austin can then post them to the boy.
  • There is also a word mat there to help you with a couple of spellings.
  • REMEMBER those capital letters at the start of a sentence and full stops at the end. 
Maths
  • Which robot will you achieve today in your ten minutes of Numbots time?
  • Mrs Morland thinks that she can make all the numbers from eleven to twenty just using the digits 1, 2,3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,9. Do you think she is right? Don't forget to draw each number in a tens frame or use objects you have at home.
**Star Challenge**
  • In Golden Time we play board games like dominoes, Snakes and Ladders and 4 in a Row. Do you have any games like this at home? Challenge someone in your house to a game and remember to take turns so that everyone has fun!

 
Super Shapes! 16.11.20

There are shapes every where in Year One this week! First we named and described the 3D shapes. Next we tried to sort them. Then we found flat 2D shapes hiding on the 3D shapes! We are now shape experts!

Remembrance Day 2020

On Thursday 11th November, we spent the day thinking about all those people who have died and gone to be with God. We created our own large poppies with a leaf that explains why we think today is such an important day. We were very proud of our poppies! In our Outside Area, we have also planted our own poppies that we are going to care for throughout the year. When we see all these poppies, we will never forget all those brave men and women.


Our congratulations this Friday 6th November go to....
  • Dalia who has achieved Iron.
  • Oliver, Amelia, Georgina, Gabriel, Tamara and Olivia who have all achieved Tin.
  • Mika and Jonathan who have achieved Steel.
Well done everyone, keep up the hard work!
Let It Rain!

We know it has been raining a lot recently but we wanted to know just how much is a lot. First we thought we could count the rain drops but that would take too long! So we decided to make a rain gauge and that way we could measure how much it had rained. Can you remember how we made them?

The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark by Jill Tomlinson

We are enjoying reading this story about Plop the baby Barn Owl who doesn't like the dark AT ALL! What do you think about the dark?

02.11.20 Apart but always together!

It is safer for us to learn at home this week but we are not going to let that stop us! Every day we all come together on Zoom and we are always exited to see and speak to our friends and Mrs Morland and Miss Corrigan. After we have said our prayers, we share a story and then talk about the work we will be doing. It is a lovely time and makes everyone smile and we all join in and share just like we would at school. Mrs Morland says that it is her favourite time of the day!

Everyday at 9.30am we will start our day together in our usual way but on Zoom. We will have the register, prayers and talk about the work we will be doing. Your grown ups have an email with the details so don't forget to remind them. See you soon, love Mrs Morland and Miss Corrigan xx

Learning at Home 02.11.20
We can't be together right now, it is safer for us to learn at home this week but is that going to stop us? Of course not! Here are the challenges for this week for you to try at home. Don't forget to email Mrs Morland your work and any photos, she would love to see them.
Monday....
Some of you might need a new reading book for this week. Go to www.oxfordowl.co.uk and click on the eLibrary where you will find lots of books to choose from at your colour band. Remind your grown up to listen to you read and write a comment for each day in your reading journal. 
  • English. We have just listened to the first part of 'The Owl Who was Afraid of the Dark' by Jill Tomlinson and Mrs Morland would like to know what you think about the dark. Do you think it is exciting or something scary? Write at least one sentence starting 'I think the dark is..' and use because to tell me why. If you can tell me more than one sentence, that would be fantastic! Don't forget capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. Then draw a picture that matches your sentences. 
  • Maths. Spend at least 10 minutes on Numbots, which levels can you complete today? This week we are learning about subtraction. Follow this link: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/week-8-number-addition-subtraction/ and click on the first video to find out all about crossing out. Then complete the worksheet.
  • Phonics. Today Miss Corrigan should be testing you on your spellings but this week we have a tricky word challenge! Follow this link: https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/tricky-trucks?phase=3 and ask an adult to check which tricky words you can read. Which ones can you read without sounding them out? Make a list of the ones you still need to practice. Tell Mrs Morland your score to see if you can go up to the next level!
  • History. This half term we are going to be learning about a famous person and why he is important. Go to the gallery to find the pictures of him. What can you see? What clues are there for why he is important? What would you like to know about him?
Tuesday.....
  • English. Yesterday we heard about Plop the baby Barn Owl watching fireworks and we all think they are exciting like him! But what are they like? Follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDsm_R9JCJA and watch and listen carefully. Write down as many words as you can that describe the fireworks, think about what you saw and what you heard.  Can you challenge yourself to sort your words? Put them in groups that start with the letters FIREWORKS.
  • Maths.  Which robot can you achieve on Numbots today? We made a good start on subtraction by crossing out and now we are going to learn more about the subtraction symbol. Follow this link and click on the second video: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/week-8-number-addition-subtraction/. Then complete the worksheet. Don't forget to write the subtraction sentence to match each time. 
  • Phonics. Some of us still are not sure about how to spell ng and th so we are going to play bingo today to practice. Follow this link: https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/bingoOriginal/index.html to find Blending Bingo and then choose th and ng. Pull the lever and blend each sound, remember to sick your tongue out for th and to show your muscles for ng. Ask your grown up to check.
  • Before the holidays we were practicing our aiming skills. Can you follow the rules to play a new game? Look in the documents section to find out more. 
Wednesday....
  • English. Use the words you wrote yesterday to write your own sentences starting with 'I can hear' or 'I can see'. Try to make your sentences as interesting as you can, for example. I can hear a roaring rocket exploding in the dark night sky. Don't forget capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.
  • Maths. Which robot can you achieve today? Mrs Morland will check on Friday and see who needs a certificate. Now we are going to use what we know and the part-whole model(which we are really good at using)to find what is missing. Follow this link: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/week-8-number-addition-subtraction/ and then watch the third video. Then use the part whole model in the documents section and objects you have at home to help you find the answers to the subtraction cards in the documents section. 
  • Phonics. Some of us still are not sure about how to spell  th so we are going to practice. Follow this link: https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/soundSayer/ and then choose th.  Press the button underneath the sound for the word cards and sound out each part. Ask your grown up to check.
  • Science. It has been raining a lot this week but Mrs Harrison wants to know how much it has rained where you are. She is challenging you to make your own rain gauge like you did together. Follow this link to watch a video to show you how: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NXa7zxCCzA&feature=youtu.be. Mrs Harrison would love to see your rain  gauge!
Thursday....
  • English. Today is the 5th of November and is usually when people celebrate with fireworks. This year these celebrations will look different but we still need to keep ourselves safe. Watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTqb8JLgiew  and talk about the safety rules with your adult. Now design a firework safety poster that we can put on the homepage of our school website so everyone can see it. Remember to use capital letters, finger spaces and full stops so that your sentences are clear to read and add pictures to help younger children.
  • Maths. Now we are going to learn how to use a number line to subtract. Watch video 5 to find out how:  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/week-8-number-addition-subtraction/ and then complete the worksheet in the documents section. Remember to spend some time on Numbots today, who will get a new robot certificate tomorrow?
  • Phonics. Can you help the hedgehog? Follow this link: https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/helpAHedgehog/index.html and choose ch sh th ng from the menu. How many words can you blend and read? Ask an adult to check. 
  • RE. One of the fireman that rescued people trapped after the earthquake in Greece said that God is great! Tell your adult why you think God is great and then write a prayer to God telling Him your reasons. Don't forget to put Amen at the end so God knows your prayer is finished. We will add your prayers to our class prayer journal and use them in our worship time. 
Friday....
  • English. Today we are going to start looking for adjectives. Adjectives are words that describe what something is like. Watch this animation to find out more:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IT-G4c2-CHU. Then look at your firework sentences you wrote this week, can you put a circle around the adjectives?
  • Maths. Find the worksheet in the documents section for some more practice on counting back on a number line to subtract. If you can't remember how, watch yesterday's video again.
  • Phonics. Can you beat your score on Help the Hedgehog?
  • Art. Can you create your own fireworks? Use paint, wet chalk, chalk outside or a drawing program on your laptop or tablet to create some shooting, spiraling, sparkling fireworks of your own. 
Who is this?

Choose one of the pictures and look carefully. What can you see? What would you like to know about him?


Learning at Home 12.10.20
For some us we can't come to school, we have to learn at home. But do you think that is going to hold us back? No way!
Here are the challenges for this week....

Phonics for week beginning 12.10.20
  • The first game to play is called Flashcards Speed Trials and will help you to keep practicing the sounds you already know. Follow this link to play and choose phase 3: https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/4/flashcards-speed-trials
  • Now use your phonics skills to read this interactive storybook, it's really funny! https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/4/interactive-story-book
Monday's Challenges
Spelling Rule
This week we are learning about tch. The /ch/ sound is usually spelt as ‘tch’ when it comes after a single vowel letter. Read the PowerPoint in this week's documents section with your grown up to find out more. 

Maths
Last week we started learning about the part whole model. Follow this link and watch Part Whole Model(2) video to find out more: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/week-5/.

Science
We
have looked closely at the conkers on our science table but where do they come from? Watch this video about the life cycle of a horse chestnut tree: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sobEaRpag6Y. Then draw your own life cycle, with pictures and sentences to describe what happens. Go for a walk with your grown ups, can you find any conkers yourself? Can you find any that are in their shell? What are they like?
Tuesday's Challenges
English
Today we are starting a new book called Owl Babies but we are not going to open it yet.
Look at the front cover:  What clues can you get just by looking at the front cover, can you find the answers to these questions?
1. Who is in the story?
2. Where does the story happen?
3. Who is the author? What do they do?
4. Who is the illustrator? What do they do?
Now draw a picture to predict what you think is going to happen to the Owl Babies and write a sentence starting 'I predict...'. 

Maths
Spend 10 minutes today on Numbots, which robot can you achieve? Mrs Morland will give out certificates on Friday to those of you who have reached the next level. 
Follow this link to today's video all about the addition symbol: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/week-5/.

Wednesday's Challenges
English
Today we are going to start our new story but we are not going to read it all today
so no cheating! Follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPQRiSTYFHo and watch the first part but ask your grown up to stop it at 0.39. Now pick one of these words: feathers, twigs, leaves, trunk, feathers and complete the grid in the documents section to show me what you know about these words. 
Maths
Spend 10 minutes today on Numbots, which robot can you achieve? Remember you only have till Friday to reach your next level if you want your certificate. Follow this link to today's video all about fact families:https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/week-6-number-addition-subtraction/.

RE
We know that God created us last but what do we know about the first people? Watch this video to find out about Adam and Eve: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kg2lkCxjMg8. Then draw what you think is the most important part of the story. What does this story tell you about God and people?

Thursday's Challenges
English
We are going to continue our new story but we are still not going to read yo the end.
 Follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPQRiSTYFHo and watch the first part but ask your grown up to stop it at 2.49. Talk with your adult about what has happened and try to explain why. Then write some sentences to describe the owl babies. Think about what they look like and how they are feeling. Don't forget capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.  
Maths
Spend 10 minutes today on Numbots, which robot can you achieve? Remember you only have till Friday to reach your next level if you want your certificate. Follow this link to today's video all about systematic number bonds:https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/week-6-number-addition-subtraction/. That is just a big word for writing them in order.

PSHE
We know that we choose what we do but do we always make the right choices? Join in with Supermovers to learn more: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-pshe-right-and-wrong-with-naomi-wilkinson/zvmcpg8. Can you list three good choices and three wrong choices?

Friday's Challenges
English
We are finally going to finish the story, f
ollow this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPQRiSTYFHo to find out what happens. Talk with your adult about what has happened and try to explain why. what was your favourite part of the story. why? Draw this part and then write sentences to explain what happened and why you liked it. Don't forget capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.

Maths
Spend 10 minutes today on Numbots, Mrs Morland is really proud of how hard you are working to get to the next level
Follow this link to today's video all about number bonds to 10:https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/week-6-number-addition-subtraction/

 
As everyone knows, Year One are very kind but today we have set ourselves a challenge to  colour our world with kindness to celebrate World Mental Day!
First we thought about what we already do and then we watched this animation which gave us a few more ideas: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSeQfja4vnw.
How will you colour your world with kindness not just today but every day?
World Mental Health Day: Spreading Kindness!

We decided that our hearts are full of kindness and there are lots of ways we can be kind hiding in there....

Guess Who?

We have been enjoying a book called Oh Lila! about a hare who doesn't make the right choices. Today we discovered some large footprints and we think it might be Wise Old Hare. We decided that he had come looking for Lila so that he can help her but we couldn't see him just his footprints! Oliver and Blakely think that he might have climbed into the bushes and trees so he can see better and Dahlia thinks that she can see some white fur stuck in one of the branches.Have you see Wise Old Hare?