There are 31 of us all together- we can't forget Mrs Morland and Mrs Pratt!
We really are Wonderful and we always find lots of ways to show we care about each other. Our classroom is an exciting, fun filled and friendly place to learn. Come and take a look at our amazing journey so far....
Lots of us have moved up several levels this week... Maya is now on Brass. Oliver, Eliza and Maciej are now Copper. Emmanuel, Lily and William are now Steel. Laura is now on Glass. Alicia is now on Kevlar. Elizabeth is now on Titanium. Well done everyone, keep on going! Your certificates are on their way.
Congratulations Laura, you are now a Headliner! Congratulations Etinosa, you are now a Support Act!
Here is everything you need for some Easter fun! You will also find some extra maths challenges to help you practice your addition facts.
As this week is Holy Week most of this week's challenges have an Easter theme....
- Continue to practise reading tricky words using the free games on www.phonicsplay.co.uk.
- Challenge yourself to a Big Spell using the spelling list. Ask an adult to say each word on the list for you to write down and then mark them when you have finished the list. It is a long list so you might need to do it in bits. The words you have got wrong will be the ones you need to learn. Choose 4 of these to practise this week.
- Complete the Easter addition fact booklet.
- Learn about what happened to Jesus during this week using this video link: https://request.org.uk/restart/2017/06/05/bible-quest-holy-week/. Stop the video after each part so that you can talk with an adult about what happened during each story.
- Look on the internet for different crosses like the one we have on our special tablein our classroom, what can you see on it. Design your own cross that has little pictures on it that show the stories from Holy Week such as palm leaves, Jesus, a garden, tomb.
- Make an Easter Garden to help you remember what happened on that first Easter. This video will give you some ideas: https://request.org.uk/restart/2017/02/23/make-an-easter-garden/.
- Sending Easter cards is a great way to show someone that you love and care about them. Make an Easter card to show what happened at Easter and send it to someone. Make it bright and happy and it will make them smile.
- Easter is all about hope and new life. Design your own Easter egg using the template.
- Play these games to test your knowledge about Easter: https://request.org.uk/restart/2016/02/03/the-easter-story-pairs-game/ and https://request.org.uk/restart/2017/02/03/easter-story-drag-and-drop-game/.
- Go on an Easter egg hunt around your garden or outside space. Easter is a time to celebrate surprises.
- Write Mrs Morland an email to describe how you have celebrated Easter. Don't forget to use capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.
One of our challenges was to learn a tongue twister called She Sells Sea Shells which is all about Mary Anning. We know that it wasn't really seashells that she was selling but fossils she had discovered on the beach with her brother Joseph. Adam told us it was really hard to remember the rhyme so he decided that writing the words out and reading them lots of times would help him to learn them. Alicia was really proud of herself when she managed to remember all of it off by heart. Take a look at her video to find out more. Why do you think it is called a tongue twister?
This Sunday is Palm Sunday and the start of Holy Week. Watch and listen to the story of what happened on that first Palm Sunday:https://request.org.uk/restart/2017/03/14/holy-week-and-easter/. Talk about what you have heard with an adult: what is your favourite part of the story? Which part of the story is the most important?
Can you create your own palm leaf? Draw around your hand on green paper and cut it out. Then write a prayer on that leaf that we could say on Palm Sunday. Email your prayers so that we can share them with each other.
Finish learning the Hosanna song. We started learning this song with Year Two. Learn the rest of it using this link: https://youtu.be/NVulFFARMSs to help you remember the very important words the crowd shouted when they saw Jesus. Email your videos so that we can share them on this Palm Sunday.
This week some of us have been deciding which dinosaur we think is the coolest. What do you think?
Here are the worksheets for the next part of measuring and then starting multiplication. The website listed on the Home Learning Week 2 box will take you to individual videos to go with each one.
Here are learning challenges for this week. They do not need to be completed in any particular order and make sure you spread them out across the week.
- Continue to use the free website www.phonicsplay.co.uk to practise tricky words in particular 'Tricky Word Trucks' and 'Tricky Word Pairs'.
- The Oxford Owl website is free to join at the moment and has a wide range of free books to download onto your tablet that will fit in the colour band you are reading at.
- Learn the rhyme 'She Sells Sea Shells' off by heart. This is a tongue twister about Mary Anning the fossil hunter but we know that they weren't sea shells at all but fossils. There are lots of videos on the internet to help you learn it and putting actions will help you to remember the words. Please email any videos of this tricky task.
- Complete the measuring and multiplication worksheets. If you click on the website https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ and click on the videos for each lesson they will show you the key teaching ideas.
- Creative Maths Challenge. We know that we need to keep 2 metres away from each other at the moment but can you find 10 things that are 2 metres away from you?2 metres is about 3 footsteps or the length of a broom.
- What do you think is the coolest dinosaur? Use the website www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/andys-dinosaur-adventures?page=2 and click on the dinosaur facts section to learn more about different dinosaurs. Decide which you think is the coolest and draw it and describe it using nouns, adjectives, capital letters, full stops and finger spaces. Don't forget to explain why you think that dinosaur is the coolest using the magic word because. Now create that dinosaur's habitat, you can draw it, paint it or make it 3D!
- Can you create your own dinosaur using just a cereal box and a pair of scissors? Follow this link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvhtwduKIl and watch the video to find out more.
- Keep emailing pictures and photographs of your work, whatever that might be, so that it can be added to our photo gallery.
It has been a strange week not being at school but Year One have found lots of ways to learn at home.... Where will our learning journey take us next week?
Good morning everyone, I hope that day 3 is going ok for you all. Today is a beautiful day and it is set to be fine for the rest of the week which is at least some good news! Take this opportunity, before the weather inevitably turns, to work outside. Fresh air is key to a healthy mind and body and Year One love to work outside whenever we can. Here are some ideas for creative ways to enjoy your time outside but don't forget to keep to the government guidelines regarding distance. I would love to see photos of what you have got up to and enjoy!
Here are the booklets for this week and practical challenges. Please complete these together using items you have around the house. I would love to see photos of these! There is a lot here so don't worry if it does not get all done this week.
- Practical Capacity Problem.pdf
- Practical Measurement Challenge.pdf
www.twinkl.co.uk has a free subscription at the moment using the free access code: PARENTSTWINKLHELPS. Access the Phase 5 Tricky Word Pairs game for another way to practise reading tricky words.
Those children in Mrs Pratt's phonics group should access the Phase 3 versions of these games.
I hope that this is useful for your child and that they can continue to enjoy learning at home.
For each week there will be a specific phonics task, Maths activities as well as general challneges for reading and writing. I will keep updating things from my end to keep the children learning best we can!
Structure to your child's day will help things seem a bit more like school. This weekly timetable will help but remember to keep the weekend blank!
Keeping fit and active are vital now more than ever. Use your garden if you can as much as possible, Year One love to be outside. If that is not possible, Just Dance videos are great and I have also found a link to everyone's favourite Joe Wicks who will be starting 30 minute fun PE sessions at 9am Monday to Friday. Here it is : https://www.facebook.com/201801253227152/posts/3695351617205414?vh=e&d=n&sfns=mo. If you can't get your child outside, try to spend as much of the time inside as creatively as possible. The 100 Things to do Inside guide will give you lots of ideas I'm sure. I wonder who can do all 100 before we go back to school?
Congratulations to Aurelia, Oliver, Leia, Adam, Lily, Eliza, Laura, you have completed all eight challenges on our bingo board! We hope you enjoy your prizes. Lots of us have completed many of them and only have a few left to go. Who will be a bingo winner next?
When we started our learning journey all about dinosaurs, we made a list of questions that we wanted to find the answers to. One of the questions was: how big are dinosaurs? We set to work finding out the answer. We used long, longer, short, shorter, tall and taller to compare dinosaurs. Next we used cubes and even our feet to measure dinosaur footprints. But we found a problem as some of us got different answers so we decided to measure in centimetres using rulers. We found some really tall and long dinosaurs!