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Year 1

Home Learning Activities

Hello Year 1, 

 

A huge well done to each and every one of you (including your parents) for working so hard during this strange time. I am extremely proud of you!

 

I hope you have an amazing summer holiday making lots of memories with your friends and family. 

 

Stay safe and keep smiling. smiley

 

I look forward to seeing you all in September. 

 

Miss Rowell 

Reading at Home

We love to read in class and now you can read at home the books which we use in school (for free!). 

https://collins.co.uk/pages/big-cat-ebooks 

Username: parents@harpercollins.co.uk

Password: Parents20!

 

Choose books from the book band you have taken home. If you are unsure which book band you are on then send me a message on Google Classroom. 

 

Happy reading!

Congratulations Robins

You won last week's tournament on TTRockStars. 

It has been great to see lots of you taking part and there are some great scores coming from some of you. Try and practise at least 3 times a week. 

 

A new tournament has begun! Click here to battle for this week which ends Monday 6th July 9:30am. Good luck to both classes.  

Week 7 - Week Beginning 13th July 2020

English

Task 1 - 'All about Me' booklet about things that you like, about your family, your favourite books, what you are looking forward to next year and any worries you have about coming back to school. Please keep this to show your new teacher in September. (Booklet in resources). 

 

Task 2 - What I have loved this year template. I would love to hear about your memories from year 1. 

 

Task 3 - Practise cursive letter formation using the handout to show the correct letter formation. 

 

Task 4 - Practise reading the Year 1 common exception words. Choose some words from the list and practise spelling the by using them in sentences. 

 

Maths

Task 1 - It is very important to be able to add and subtract within 10. Use this grid to learn the addition facts off by heart before moving on to the subtractions facts. For example 2 + 3, 3 + 25 - 2 and 5 - 3

 

Task 2 - Practise counting forwards and backwards in 2s, 5s and 10s. Begin by using the numberline before reciting them by heart. 

    

 

 

To support this, log in to TTRockStars to practise your times tables. 

 

Phonics/ Reading

Use the PowerPoints to recap your sounds from Phase 2 and 3.

This week I would like you to read books from your book band to practise your phonics skills using the link at the top of the page. Try and read two fiction and two non-fiction books.

 

PSHE

Listen to the story ‘Giraffes Can’t Dance’. https://safeyoutube.net/w/tUGG

Talk about how Gerald the giraffe showed determination when trying to achieve his goals. Ask your child what they would like to achieve next year, e.g. ‘to improve my handwriting’, ‘count in tens’ or ‘show more kindness to others’.

After this, ask your child to choose 5 things from the list which they would like to achieve during their next school year. Work together to create a poster with pictures to represent their goals. 

 

Art

Draw a self-portrait and create a boarder of things that you love. Put this with your 'All about Me' booklet to show your new teacher. 

Reading

Listen to and enjoy the story 'Peace at Last' by Jill Murphy.

Week 6 - Week Beginning 6th July 2020

English

Task 1 – Write a menu for a special occasion. It could be a birthday, Christmas, Eid, Diwali or any special occasion you celebrate with your family. What could your menu look like? Find or draw pictures of the food items.

Task 2 - Write a set of instructions for making toast. Can they use time adverbs (First, Second, After that, Finally) & imperative verbs (cut, spread)?

Task 3 - Design a new label for a cereal box. Can you write information about the cereal? Think about what your cereal will taste like and describe using adjectives.

Draw pictures of what the cereal looks like, a mascot and an eye-catching logo.

Task 4 - Design a new milkshake. Your child can consider the ingredients they need to include, which ingredients work well together and an exciting name for the milkshake. They could even test out the creation and think about improvements.

 

Phonics/ Reading

Use the PowerPoints to recap your sounds from Phase 2 and 3.

This week I would like you to read books from your book band to practise your phonics skills using the link at the top of the page. Try and read two fiction and two non-fiction books.

 

Maths

Task 1 – Recognising coins. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhwy6g8

Activity 1 - With a family member, exchange amounts of coins for others that make the same value, but using different coins.

For example:

10p = 2p, 2p, 5p, 1p

Practise giving change with different amounts.

Remember

Learn the value of each coin. Some smaller coins are worth more than larger coins, like a 10p coin is smaller than a 2p coin, but is greater in value.

Activity 2 – Order coins 1p – 20p https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/coins-game

 

Task 2 – Recognising notes. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zxgtjsg

Activity 3 – See resources

 

Task 3 – Counting coins. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zxksm39

Activity 4 – Anna bought a candy cane from the sweet shop.

Which coins could she have paid with? How many different ways of doing this can you find?

 

Science

Some trees lose their leaves in the Autumn however some trees keep their leaves all year round.

All trees are split into two categories: Evergreen and Deciduous.

Evergreen trees keep their leaves all year round.

Deciduous lose their leaves in Autumn.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwfQEK29Wrg

Can you think of any trees you know and whether they are deciduous or evergreen?

Task – Read the information on the pictures and sort under the headings evergreen and deciduous. Then write a sentence to answer the questions.

  • What do you know about evergreen trees?
  • What do you know about deciduous trees?

 

Art

Task – Draw a picture of a tree using the instructions below.

First you need to draw the trunk of your tree. Draw this lightly in pencil first, going over to make the lines darker once you are happy with it.

Next add the smaller, thinner branches that grow from the main branches. Remember branches are never straight. Some of the branches get narrower the further from the trunk they go.

Finally, you need to think how you can add colour to your tree. Have a look at a few ideas below. You might like to add your leaves using more unusual techniques like finger printing, splatter painting, using cotton buds or maybe even sponge printing.

 

PSHE

Listen to the story ‘The same but different too’ by Karl Newson and Kate Hindley

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDuTr8au24c

Task - Think about one of your friends or a family member. Think of ways in which you are similar and different.

  • Your likes and dislikes
  • Things you can do and things you can’t
  • What you look like (appearance)

Using the sheet in the resource section, draw a picture of yourself and one of your friends.

  • Can you write a sentence explaining how you are different from each other?
  • Can you write a sentence explaining how you are the same from each other?

Week 5 – Week beginning 29th June 2020

English

Once in a Lifetime

A man is sailing in his boat, through the air!  He hears a noise and suddenly gliding into view are some giant, flying turtles.

https://www.literacyshed.com/onceinalifetime.html

Task 1 – What might the sky explorer experience while standing on the deck of his boat in the sky? List nouns under each heading using your senses. Challenge – Adjectives to describe your nouns.

See

Hear

Smell

Touch

Taste

 

Task 2 – Can you create a job description for the job of sky explorer? Use the resource sheet or make your own to describe the job, location, benefits and working hours.

Task 3 – Read the information about the Sky Turtles and answer the questions.

Task 4 – Write your own ending to the story. Where do the turtles take him?

Task 5 – Create a sky map of where to find amazing creatures in the sky.

 

Maths

This week I want you to practise counting to 100, partitioning numbers into tens and ones and comparing numbers. Watch the videos to help you and find the worksheets in the resource section at the end.

Task 1 – Counting to 100. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z2xfxbk

Task 2 – Partition tens and ones. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zncq4xs

Task 3 – Comparing objects to 100. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zwbwr2p

Task 4 – Comparing numbers to 100. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z3cm8hv

 

Reading/Phonics

Task 1 – Read the information on animal habitats and answer the questions (see resources).

Task 2 - Use the PowerPoints to recap your sounds from Phase 2 and 3.

This week I would like you to read books from your book band to practise your phonics skills using the link at the top of the page. Try and read two fiction and two non-fiction books.

 

Science

This week I would like you to become weather reporters. Each day (Monday to Friday) write a description of the weather. Remember to tell your listener how they need to dress for the weather.

Use this link to see a local weather report. https://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2635785

 

Share your weather report on Google Classroom. It could be a diary, poster or a short video of you delivering your own weather report.

 

Art

Create your own fantasy indoor garden. Watch this video for ideas. Be creative and have fun!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01d6h6t

 

PSHE

Draw a heart and lines across the heart like a jigsaw puzzle. Fill the heart with things that are important to you and things that you love.

Week 4 - Week Beginning 22nd June 2020

English

This weeks story sees a group of meerkats lovingly tend to a beloved and unique fruit in the middle of the savannah. One day, their peaceful existence is disrupted by a vulture intent on stealing their pride and joy. Will the meerkats be able to get it back?

 

https://www.literacyshed.com/catchit.html

Task 1 – answer these questions.

  1. What are the meerkats looking for when they come out of hibernation?
  2. What does the fruit look like?
  3. What three words would you use to describe the setting?
  4. If the meerkats could talk, what might they say to each other as they stare at the fruit in the tree?
  5. Why do they hide as the vulture lands on the tree?
  6. What happened to the fruit? How?

 

Task 2 – Collect verbs

Verbs are often action words. They can describe physical actions and mental actions. Create a list of verbs which happen in the clip. You might need to watch the clip again. I have started a list for you to use below.

  • cheering
  • sleeping
  • running

 

Task 3 – Verb Poem

This is a verb poem. It tells the story of what happened in the clip. Use the verbs from your list to create your own verb poem. Remember to use a verb at the end of each line and a full stop after the last line. How many lines can you do in your poem?

Creatures sleeping,

Animals cuddling,

Mouths yawning,

Tummy rumbling.

 

Task 4 - Have a look at the pictures below (meerkat, pomegranate and vulture). Write a sentence about each one. Can you put an adjective (describing word) in each?

E.g. The furry meerkat peeped out from the deep, dark burrow.

 

Phonics/ Reading

Use the PowerPoints to recap your sounds from Phase 2 and 3.

This week I would like you to read books from your book band to practise your phonics skills using the link at the top of the page. Try and read two fiction and two non-fiction books.

Task - Choose one of the books you have read to write a review. Think about why you liked the book. You may want to draw your own illustration of the book.

 

Maths

This week I want you to practise multiplication and division to see what we can remember. Watch the videos to help you and find the worksheets in the resource section at the end.

Task 1 – Solve one-step problems using arrays. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/znwwg7h

Task 2 – Sharing https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zd76wnb

Task 3 – Grouping https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zm4dg7h

 

Science

Task - Watch the video and then create a poster about day and night explaining why we have day and night. Play the quiz and see how many answers you can get right!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkvv4wx/articles/ztdnyrd

 

Geography

The story is set in the Savanna. Read through the PowerPoint (see resources) with a family member to find out about the African Savanna.

Task - Create a poster on the African Savanna. Your poster needs to include:

  • What is the Savanna like?
  • What is the weather like in the Savanna?
  • What animals live in the Savanna?

Art

I enjoyed seeing your illustrations from last week so I thought it would be nice to have a go at drawing an animal that is found in the African Savanna.

Make sure you share your illustration on Google Classroom.

Week 3 - Week beginning 15th June 2020

English

https://www.literacyshed.com/bubbles.html

This week we are going to be looking at a short film called Bubbles. It’s about a young girl called Gabby who is walking on the beach and find a bottle of bubbles. When she blows the bubbles, she gets transported into fantasy. She has fun riding on bubbles and meets people and things on her way.

Task 1 – Draw a story map to retell the events in the story. Your story map will mostly be pictures, but you can include some key words such as Once upon a time/ Suddenly etc to help you retell the story. Practise retelling your story to a family member as this will help you when you write the story.

 

Task 2 – The film has no words. Write your own story of Bubbles. In your story, use adjectives to describe, conjunctions (and, but, so), write a question and think about exciting ways you can begin your sentences.

 

Task 3 – Imagine it was you who was walking along the beach and you found some bubbles. Where would the bubbles take you? Draw and label illustrations of where your bubbles would take you.

 

Task 4 – Write a setting description for one of the places your bubble takes you. In the story the bubble talks Gabby into the Ocean so you could write a setting description for here. Remember to use lots of adjectives.

 

Task 5 – Write your own fantasy story. When writing your story consider:

  • Where you or your character are walking when you find the bubbles?
  • Where the bubbles take you?
  • What you do with the bubbles when you return?

 

Maths

You have all been doing a fantastic job with practising your times tables. Keep logging into TTRock Stars.

This week I want you to practise counting in 2s, 5s and 10s to see what we can remember. Watch the videos to help you and find the worksheets in the resource section at the end. 

Task 1 – Counting in 2s. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z693rj6

Task 2 – Counting in 5s. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zkvhscw

Task 3 – Counting in 10s. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6dr92p

Task 4 – Repeated addition https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zn7kwty

 

Reading

https://allpoetry.com/Halfway-Down

Read or listen to the poem ‘halfway down’ by A.A Milne.

  • Why do you think Christopher Robin likes to sit on the stairs?
  • Do you have a favourite place in your home where you like to sit?
  • Which rhyming words can you spot in this poem?
  • Can you try writing a poem about your favourite place?

 

Phonics

Use the powerpoint to recap sounds from phase 2 and 3 daily.

Read through the ar and or powerpoints.

 

Task 1 - ar phoneme spotter – read through the story and list all the ar words. How many can you find?

Task 2 – or phoneme spotter – read through the story and list all the or words. How many can you find?

 

Science

Brilliant Boats

● Use tinfoil to create a simple boat design. Try testing it by seeing how many coins it will hold.

● What shape makes the best boat?

● Don’t forget to recycle the tinfoil after using it!

 

Remember to share your photos on Google Classroom.

Art

✏️ I enjoyed seeing your illustrations from last week so I thought it would be nice to have a go at drawing a different animal. ✏️

Make sure you share your illustration on Google Classroom.

Week 2 - Week beginning 8th June 2020

English/PSHE

Read the story of the ‘Rainbow Fish’ together. Re-read the story to gain fluency. Can you spot any of the sounds we have been learning?

Task 1 – Rainbow fish is unique because of his shiny, colourful scales. He likes his scales because they make him feel special. Have a think about what makes you unique and special, and then make an ‘all about me’ page.

Task 2 - At the start of the story, the rainbow fish wasn’t very kind to others. The sea creatures taught him how to be a good friend. Can you write a step by step guide to being a good friend?

Task 3 - Being kind to others is one of the things that makes you a good friend. Can you think of a time one of your friends has been really kind to you? Can you write down your memory of that time?

Task 4 - There are lots of ways you can be kind to others. Write the word kindness in the middle of the page. Around the word can you write down some acts of kindness (for example helping make your lunch, holding a door open for someone or sharing one of your toys). You can decorate and draw pictures to create an act of kindness poster.

Task 5 – Write book review for somebody who hasn’t read the story Rainbow Fish. Think about the following questions.

- What did you like about the story?

- What was your favourite part of the story? Why?

 

Maths

Task 1 – Read the time shown and draw the hands on the clock. Then identify the time an hour or half an hour later and draw and write the time.

Task 2 – Same as task 1 but this time showing the time before.

Task 3 – Order the months of the year starting with January and finishing with December.  

Task 4 – Complete the table with the days of the week using today, yesterday and tomorrow.  

 

Continue to login to TTRockStars to practice your timestables. Try and login 3 times a week. 

 

Reading

Enjoy listening to ‘Stuck’ by Oliver Jeffers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hipx6HJs4XQ

and ‘Grandad’s Island’ by Benji Davies

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9_KC3s3lRw

 

Science

How to Make an Egg Float

You will need:

  1. Fill the bowl or glass about 2/3 full with tap water.
  2. Drop the egg carefully into the bowl and observe it sinking to the bottom.
  3. Remove the egg and add about 5 tablespoons of salt, test to see if your egg floats.
  4. Add more salt if the egg still sinks.

Challenge

Can you try other objects and see what else you can make float?

 

Take photos and share them on Google Classroom. 

 

Computing

Log in to PurpleMash to see the activities set this week. 

 

World Ocean Day 8.6.2020

Listen to author and wildlife expert, Sarah Roberts, read her book ' Somebody Swallowed Stanley'. She shares animal facts, in this mini lesson on ocean plastic. Can you remember any of the animal facts? Design a poster for World Ocean Day using these facts.

Art

✏️Become an illustrator and have ago at drawing an Owl alongside the illustrator Rob Biddulph.

Week 1 - Week beginning 1st June 2020

English

Listen to the story ‘Commotion in the Ocean’ by Giles Andreae. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pRhgZ8Jffs

Task 1 - Throughout the story, new sea creatures are introduced using short rhyming poems. Can you create a riddle about one of the sea creatures? You need to write four sentences about your animal which start hard and get easier and finish with a question.

Here is mine. Can you guess what animal it is?

I am a mammal.  

I have two fins on my side and a triangular fin on my back.

I have smooth, rubbery grey skin.

I like to jump out of the ocean.

What animal am I?

Task 2 - There are many different types of sea creature in the story. Which of the sea creatures is your favourite, and why?

 

Task 3 - There are facts about each of the sea creatures hidden within the poems. Can you choose a sea creature from the story to research and make a fact file about it?

 

Task 4 - If you could have one of the sea creatures special features or skills for a day, what would you choose, and why? (for example would you have 8 arms or be able to swim underwater for a really long time?)

 

Task 5 - See if you can invent your own sea creature and then draw a picture of it. What features would it have? Would it have any special skills? Write sentences using adjectives to describe your sea creature to your reader.

 

Maths

This week I would like you to have a go at learning to tell the time. In year 1, we focus on o’clock and half past.

 

Task 1 - Have a think about what you do at certain times of day. For example, I wake up at half past 7 and I have my lunch at 12 o’clock. Can you list what you do at different times throughout the day?

 

Task 2 - You could go on a clock hunt around the house.

  • Where can you find the time?
  • How many clocks did you find?
  • Do all the clocks look the same?
  • What does the time look like on the clock?

 

Task 3 – Thinking about seconds, minutes and hours. Write a list of activities which you do throughout the day under each heading.

For example:

Seconds – Pick up a pencil

Minutes – Brush my teeth

Hours – Sleeping

 

Task 4 – Write the time shown on the clock faces and draw the hands on the clock to show the time. Remember the minute hand is long and the hour hand is short. Find the resource below. 

 

Practise your times tables using your TT Rock Stars login.

https://ttrockstars.com/

 

Phonics

Use the powerpoint to recap sounds from phase 2 and 3 daily.

Read through the igh and oa powerpoints and practise reading the real and alien words.

 

Task 1 - oa phoneme spotter – read through the story and list all the oa words. How many can you find?

Task 2 – You can either label the pictures using igh and oa words or read the words and draw your own drawing for each word.

 

Science

Did you know you can also plant leftover vegetables?

If you don’t have access to seeds and soil you might like to give this a try.

Watch this video of ways to grow your own vegetables from leftovers:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2z9G6eut8Y

Suggestions of common vegetables you can regrow from scraps include:

  • Potatoes
  • Onions
  • Leeks
  • Celery
  • Carrots
  • Cabbage
  • Garlic

I am going to have ago at growing my own vegetables. Look out for my pictures on Google Classroom.

Task 1 - Draw and describe how your vegetable changes over time. Try and observe the vegetable at the same time each day. 

 

Art

Look up and use your imagination.

Find a comfy spot and relax. Look up at the sky and observe the clouds. Take time to really look at them.

  • What shapes are they?
  • Are they round, flat, long, thin, fat?
  • Are any clouds close together or are they far apart?
  • Do the shapes of the clouds look like anything, anyone or anywhere such as a person, a country, a monster or an animal?

Have a go at drawing the cloud shapes on a piece of paper and then turn them into something.

Phonics

Online phonics lessons for Letters and Sounds. 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw/videos

 

These phonics lessons are designed to cover new phonics teaching that children would have received over the summer term. 

 

Lessons will be live at the times below and available throughout the summer after the lesson has been uploaded. 

- 10am - Phase 3/4

Although this lesson is aimed at Reception, it might be useful for your child to revisit previous work. 

 

- 10:30am - Phase 5 

For children who can confidently blend words such as 'stamp', 'chair' and 'green'. 

Reading/ Phonics

I have been reading lots of books out in the sunshine. Make sure you continue to read everyday. I would love to hear what books you have been reading. 

 

Here is a link to authors sharing some of their stories. 

 

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFtPjIfGAyJxRik7kNvW4Jc5rnad2nx7r&utm_campaign=11413002_POP+resources+to+help+parents&utm_medium=email&utm_source=CLPE

 

Here are some links so you can continue to practice your phonics at home. 

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/

https://www.phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/comics.html

https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zgkw2hv

Music

Have a go at making your own rhythm using the different instruments. 

https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/Rhythm/

 

Or find objects around the house and see what sounds you can make with these. 

 

Computing

Tasks are being set on PurpleMash. Make sure you log in to see the range of activities I have set for you to complete. I have really enjoyed seeing your work so far. 

https://www.purplemash.com/sch/sacredheart-dy4

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