Year 1 Planning Archive

Weekly Learning tasks for the children
WC 13th July

Weekly Writing Tasks Weekly Maths Tasks
Poetry
This week we are all thinking about how much we have enjoyed Year 1 but are looking forward to starting Year 2 in September.
This week, we would like you to create a poem all about this topic, led by Oak Academy’s Mrs Brown here.  Work through the 5 lessons, learning the poem, looking at rhyming words and syllables to finally create your own rhyming poem.
 
1) Lots of our families use the summer holidays to learn practical skills such as telling the time and money. We would like to start that process this week by recapping coins and introducing adding amounts of money.
 
BBC bitesize have the following lessons focusing on coin recognition and making amounts.
1)      Recognising coins here.
2)      Recognising notes here.
3)      Counting coins here.
 
As well as using the online support, practical/hands on work is extremely valuable here.
– Use and look at physical coins. Start with two different coins and add more in as your child becomes increasingly familiar with them.
– Set up a shop starting with low cost items to the value of 10p and increase the value of products, as well as the range of coins available in your child’s purse or wallet.
– Visit your local shop and encourage your child to pay for items themselves focusing on the value of goods and which coins would make the amounts most easily.
– Start a change jar and create a running total.
– Set up a savings target for the summer.
 
You can also access the new 2Dos on Purple Mash.
 
Ongoing Skills
– We know there are lots of ideas but don’t forget that you can use your school login to access Numbots and Times Table Rockstar . Please get in touch if you need a reminder.
– Reading eggs and Maths Seeds have a free trial and are both great for ongoing basic skills. https://readingeggs.co.uk/
 
 
Weekly Spelling Tasks Weekly Reading Tasks
1)      The Oak Academy English lessons focus on spelling the numbers of the year groups. Being able to read and write numbers in written form is also a maths objective so this is what we will focus on this week.
–          Please work on numbers 1 – 10 initially but ideally, we will all know how to spell numbers 1 – 20 confidently.
2)      Keep working on spelling the Y1 key words (See home learning packs or download from our Y1 page)
3)      Please also have a go at some of the activities on the sites below:
Spelling Frame
Phonics Play
TopMarks Phonics
1)      Watch the very funny story ‘The Day The Crayons Quit’ here. If you have the story at home then you could read along together.
Use our Reading Vipers (see your home learning pack or download from our Y1 webpage) to ask questions and discuss the story together.
 
Follow up activity:
– Which crayon do you think has the best jobs and the worst jobs? Why? Try to use examples of the things that they colour in your answer. You could talk to an adult about this or you could write your answers down and use these colours to draw a picture.
 
2)      Keep using Oxford owl’s free e-book library Click Here. You will need to create a free account. Your child should know their own reading level but the majority of our Year 1 children are reading books ranging from red – Green with some exceptions.
 
3)      Every day at school we would have a phonics session which would include recapping all of the sounds we already know, as well as introducing new ones.
 
4)      As part of the Oak Academy lessons this week, they are looking at rhyming words. Hearing rhyme is an important part of the phonics process.
–          Play rhyming games to create silly sentences.
–          Spot objects in everyday life and find objects that rhyme with them.
–          Play the top marks game here.
 
5)      Use the Mrs Suthers Youtube channel to recap any sounds you are unsure ofhere.
 
Phonics Play flashcards (choose your phase)
 
Remember there are lots of games on Phonics Play to help you practise your sounds.
Other Learning Activities for this week:
1) We would love to know which parts of Year 1 have been your favourites. We would love to receive some letters, posters, videos or even pictures and captions telling us all about your memories of Year 1.
   
2) Complete this transition booklet to think about your strengths and how you will develop these next year. Find this here.
 
3) Draw a picture of yourself to give to your new teacher in Sept and label it with the things you enjoy doing, the subjects you love, who your friends are and anything you are looking forward to in Year 2. 
 
4) Think about plans you would like to make over the summer holiday and make a check list. This could include some of our favourite walks far and near, craft activities we love, baking our favourite recipes etc.
 
5) Lots of us have had lots of fun learning at home but we have needed lots of help. Create a thank you card with art materials to say thank you to the adults at home who have helped us. You could even find or use a simple biscuit recipe like this to bake a thank you treat to enjoy together.

Weekly Learning tasks for the children
WC 6th July

Weekly Writing Tasks Weekly Maths Tasks

Hansel and Gretel
1) Watch the pantomime Hansel and Gretal here. Discuss the story together, summarise the most important parts of the story and retelling the events in order.
 
2) Focusing on the children and the witch, brainstorm appropriate and inappropriate adjectives for each. Then, use this vocabulary to write descriptive sentences of one of the characters. If you have a printer at home, you could download a sheet for this here.  
 
3) Imagine you are the children arriving at the witch’s sweet covered house. Split your page into sections and create a multisensory plan focusing on what you would see, hear, feel & smell. If you have a printer you could download a template here.
 
4) Use yesterday’s plan to write a description of the witch’s house. Use exclamation marks where appropriate.
    
The children should be using capital letters and full stops accurately. Please prompt them to check their work regularly when writing – encourage as much independence as possible.
1) Oak Academy have created 2 weeks worth of lessons focusing on addition and subtraction – this will be our maths focus for the next fortnight. This week we would like you to focus on the second 5 lessons found here.


– BBC Bitesize also have videos and activities to support addition and subtraction here.
 
3)Log in to www.purplemash.com to use the addition and subtraction 2Dos set for you, to show us your skills.
Extra ideas:
Play the subtraction game from topmarks here and here.
– Try adding and subtracting physical objects at home. Children (and adults) love working with sweets – particularly adding them!
 
Ongoing Skills
– We know there are lots of ideas but don’t forget that you can use your school login to access Numbots and Times Table Rockstar . Please get in touch if you need a reminder.
– Reading eggs and Maths Seeds have a free trial and are both great for ongoing basic skills. https://readingeggs.co.uk/
 
 
Weekly Spelling Tasks Weekly Reading Tasks
1)      Use the Phonic session links above to practise spelling words containing different ways to make the ‘I’ sound using igh, ie and i-e.
2)      Encourage your child to say the sounds in the word that they are trying to spell and count the sounds on their fingers before writing them down, then check they have recorded all of the sounds they can hear. You could begin with shorter words and then gradually build up the number of sounds in the word e.g.
see
feet
street
greeting
3)      Keep working on spelling the Y1 key words (See home learning packs or download from our Y1 page)
4)      Please also have a go at some of the activities on the sites below:
Spelling Frame
Phonics Play
TopMarks Phonics
 
1)      Watch ‘Not my hats’ here. If you have the story at home then you could read along together.
Use our Reading Vipers (see your home learning pack or download from our Y1 webpage) to ask questions and discuss the story together.
 
Follow up activity:
– Hettie the polar bear is not very good at sharing his hats but he does really love them! Can you design a hat for Hettie and describe why you think she would like it.
 
2)      Keep using Oxford owl’s free e-book library Click Here. You will need to create a free account. Your child should know their own reading level but the majority of our Year 1 children are reading books ranging from red – Green with some exceptions.
 
3)      Every day at school we would have a phonics session which would include recapping all of the sounds we already know, as well as introducing new ones.
 
Miss Davies’ Group: Recap Phase 3 and begin Phase 5 if secure with Phase 3.
Mrs Allanson’s Group: Recap Phase 3 and beginning Phase 5
Mrs Marshall’s Group: All phases   
Please practise your sounds each day if you can as we would in school using either:
– the phonic mats which you can download from our Y1 page
Phonics Play flashcards (choose your phase)
4)      This week we would like you to learn or re-cap the different ways to make the sound ‘I’. Use these phonic lessons to help you with this. Click on each sound to be taken to the video:
ie
igh
i-e
 
Remember there are lots of games on Phonics Play to help you practise your sounds.
Other Learning Activities for this week:
1) As part of our science curriculum, Year 1 children must know the difference between deciduous and evergreen trees. To help with this, look at the deciduous and evergreen tree video here. Or work together to explore how search engines can help us find information.  
 
3) Draw a tree and colour and label parts of it including roots, trunk, branches and leaves. You could download and print a template here.
 
4) Thinking about the story of Hansel and Gretel, design a gingerbread house that you would like to live in. Think about what you would use to make your windows, doors, drain pipes etc.  
 
5) Use an iPad or a computer to search for and save woodland pictures. Use word or pic collage to create a woodland collage.

Weekly Learning tasks for the children
WC 8th June

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Weekly Writing Tasks Weekly Maths Tasks
After reading this week’s story The Cautious Caterpillar, please download the What am I? PDF – https://www.acklamwhin.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/cautious-caterpillar-what-am-i-v2.pdf  which links with the story characters. Can you work out from the clues which insect each riddle is about?
Following this, we would like you to create your own What am I? riddles. You could choose an insect from the story or another animal that you have learnt about during this topic e.g.
 
I have four strong legs and 2 large ears.
I am covered in thick, grey skin that is a bit wrinkly.
I have a strong trunk.
 I use my trunk to pick things up or squirt water.
What am I?
 
I am an elephant.
You could draw a picture of your animal and cover it with a flap so that your reader can check if they have worked out your animal correctly after reading your clues.
You could even create a book of animal riddles across the week.
 
Please ensure the children check:
– They have included full stops and capital letters.
– They use clear finger spaces between each word.
– That their sentence makes sense once they have finished writing it.
– They have extended their sentence ideas by using a conjunction (and, because, but) as appropriate.
– Use an ! for emphasis or a ? for their reader if appropriate.
– Take care with their handwriting.  
Numbers 50-100 and beyond
We’d like you to continue with the Oak academy set of 10 lessons that you began last week looking at numbers from 0 – 100. Click here.
The following resources will support your child with the areas covered:

    1) If you haven’t already, Log in to www.mymaths.co.uk/  to complete the activity on Number bonds to 10 and 20 and counting on and back that we have set for you. We love to see how well you are doing.

    2) Top marks is a website with lots of games and activities to help children engage with a range of maths topics.
– Sequencing games here
– Place value games here (not the odd and even)
– Ordering games here
– Counting here

    3) Log in to Espresso using your school login from your packs and use the ‘interactive 100 square’ to uncover a variety of numbers. Click Here. There are videos and games to explore.

    4) At school we listen to the following songs to support number bond recall and counting forward and back to 100.
Number bonds to 10
Zero the hero – bridging 10
Count forward to 100
Count back from 100
Number bonds to 20 – We had not yet covered this song at school.

    5) We have also added 2Dos to Purple Mash regarding more than and less than.

Extra ideas:
Ø  If you haven’t already, download the Number Bond Sticks to 10 and 20 and Part Whole Number Bonds to 10 and 20 activities and use them to practise creating your number bonds. Please download these below.
Ø  Can you use objects at home to find 1 more and 1 less?
Ø  Spot numbers in the world around you. Discuss 1 more/1 less, 2 more/2less, tens and ones, how many digits, how could you make that number?

Ongoing Skills
We know there are lots of ideas here but don’t forget to use these links to keep your skills sharp:
Numbots
Times Table Rockstar

You have school logins for these. Please get in touch if you need a reminder.

Reading eggs and Maths Seeds have a free trial and are both great for ongoing basic skills. https://readingeggs.co.uk/

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Weekly Spelling Tasks Weekly Reading Tasks

1)     Use the Phonic links to practise this week’s sounds or spelling words containing the sounds your child is finding difficult.

2)     Encourage your child to say the sounds in the word that they are trying to spell and count the sounds on their fingers before writing them down, then check they have recorded all of the sounds they can hear. You could begin with shorter words and then gradually build up the number of sounds in the word e.g.

tea

meat

street

greeting

3)     Keep working on spelling the Y1 key words (See home learning packs or download from our Y1 page)

4)     Please also have a go at some of the activities on the sites below:
Spelling Frame
Phonics Play
TopMarks Phonics
Download the Powerpoint and read this week’s story The Cautious Caterpillar – it is free from Twinkl – https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-l-526203-the-cautious-caterpillar-ebook
 
1)     Use the Reading Viper questions from your home learning pack to discuss the story with an adult.
 
Follow up activity:

– In the story Cody is unsure about making a change and trying something new but in the end he loved being a butterfly and was pleased he did it. Can you think of a time when you have been a little unsure but gave something a try and then enjoyed it or learnt something new? Can you draw a picture and write some sentences to share this with us? It could be your first day of school, joining a new sports club, meeting a new friend etc.
 
2)     Keep using Oxford owl’s free e-book library here to keep up your daily reading whenever possible. You will need to create a free account. Your child should know their own reading level but the majority of our Year 1 children are reading books ranging from red – Green with some exceptions.
3)     Every day at school we would have a phonics session which would include recapping all of the sounds we already know, as well as introducing new ones.

Miss Davies’ Group: Recap Phase 3 and begin Phase 5 if secure with Phase 3.

Mrs Allanson’s Group: Recap Phase 3 and beginning Phase 5

Mrs Marshall’s Group: All phases  
Please practise your sounds each day if you can as we would in school using either:
Ø  the phonic mats which you can download from our Y1 page
Ø  Phonics Play flashcards (choose your phase)
4)     This week we would like all of the children, regardless of group, to learn or re-cap the following sounds:
              ph
              wh
              ure
Remember there are also lots of games on Phonics Play to help you practise your sounds and you could use the Espresso phonics videos & games here.
 
 
Other Learning Activities for this week:

1)     Download the Life Cycle of a Butterfly PDF – https://www.acklamwhin.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/cautious-caterpillar-life-cycle-of-a-butterfly-v2.pdf to learn more about the important steps in the life of these animals.

2)     You can learn even more about life cycles by watching these videos from BBC Bitesize. Click Here and Click Here. Please watch the videos and complete the quizzes.

3)     Download the Life Cycles spin wheel – https://www.acklamwhin.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/caterpillars-life-cycle-spin-wheel-black-and-white.pdf and colour and create your own version.

4)     Create your own caterpillar and butterfly crafts. There are lots of ideas online but there are some ideas below to get you started.

5) Keep practising your First Thing Music songs. Can you create new actions or a game for one of the songs to play with someone in your family?
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Weekly Learning tasks for the children
WC 1st June

Weekly Writing Tasks Weekly Maths Tasks
We hope that you enjoyed some nice activities over the half term holiday. We’d love to hear what you have been up to so this week we’d like you to write some diary entries to look back on in years to come. Your diary doesn’t have to just be from last week, it could be a record of your favourite activities or days during this time at home.

Remember to try to include lots of description and detail to make your diary really interesting to read.
 
Before Easter, we wrote a diary imagining we were present for The Fire of London so the children should be familiar with including the date and ‘Dear Diary’.
 
Please ensure the children check their sentences carefully:
– They have used full stops and capital letters correctly.

– All of the children should now be using clear finger spaces confidently.

– To check their sentence makes sense once they have finished writing it.

– They have extended their sentence ideas by using a conjunction (begin with ‘and’ then extend to using ‘because’ or ‘but’ if appropriate).

– Use an ! for emphasis or a ? for their reader if appropriate.

– Take care with their handwriting.  
Numbers 50-100 and beyond
Oak academy have produced 10 lessons looking at numbers from 0 – 100 over 10 lessons We would like you to follow all ten lessons over the next fortnight. Click here.
The following resources will support your child with the areas covered:

    1) If you haven’t already, Log in to www.mymaths.co.uk/  to complete the activity on Number bonds to 10 and 20 and counting on and back that we have set for you. We love to see how well you are doing.

    2) Log in to Espresso using your school login from your packs and use the ‘interactive 100 square’ to uncover a variety of numbers. Click Here. There are videos and games to explore.

    3) At school we listen to the following songs to support number bond recall and counting forward and back to 100.
Number bonds to 10
Zero the hero – bridging 10
Count forward to 100
Count back from 100
Number bonds to 20 – We had not yet covered this song at school.

    4) We have also added 2Dos to Purple Mash regarding more than and less than.
Extra ideas:
Ø  If you haven’t already, download the Number Bond Sticks to 10 and 20 and Part Whole Number Bonds to 10 and 20 activities and use them to practise creating your number bonds.
Ø  Can you use objects at home to find 1 more and 1 less?
Ø  Spot numbers in the world around you. Discuss 1 more/1 less, 2 more/2less, tens and ones, how many digits, how could you make that number?

Ongoing Skills
We know there are lots of ideas but don’t forget to use these links to keep your skills sharp:
Numbots
Times Table Rockstar
You have school logins for these. Please get in touch if you need a reminder.

Reading eggs and Maths Seeds have a free trial and are both great for ongoing basic skills. https://readingeggs.co.uk/
 
 
Weekly Spelling Tasks Weekly Reading Tasks




1)     Use the Phonic session links above to practise spelling words containing the sounds your child is finding difficult.

2)     Encourage your child to say the sounds in the word that they are trying to spell and count the sounds on their fingers before writing them down, then check they have recorded all of the sounds they can hear. You could begin with shorter words and then gradually build up the number of sounds in the word e.g.
tea
meat
street
greeting

3)     Keep working on spelling the Y1 key words (See home learning packs or download from our Y1 page)

4)     Please also have a go at some of the activities on the sites below:
Spelling Frame
Phonics Play
TopMarks Phonics
1)     Watch Miss Davies read some of this week’s book ‘I Wonder Why Penguins Can’t Fly’ here.

2)     Discuss non-fiction books and look at any that you have at home. Understanding the difference between fiction and non-fiction can be tricky to grasp – lots of reinforcement of features such as contents page, index, glossary etc can really help.
Follow up activity:
– Using either the facts that you have learned during the youtube video or by doing your own research at home, come up with your own ‘I wonder why?’ question for a reader. Make a poster to show your question/questions with your answers included below just like in the book we have read.
 
3)     Keep using Oxford owl’s free e-book library here to keep up your daily reading whenever possible. You will need to create a free account. Your child should know their own reading level but the majority of our Year 1 children are reading books ranging from red – Green with some exceptions.

4)     Every day at school we would have a phonics session which would include recapping all of the sounds we already know, as well as introducing new ones.
Miss Davies’ Group: Recap Phase 3 and begin Phase 5 if secure with Phase 3.
Mrs Allanson’s Group: Recap Phase 3 and beginning Phase 5
Mrs Marshall’s Group: All phases  
Please practise your sounds each day if you can as we would in school using either:
Ø  the phonic mats which you can download from our Y1 page
Ø  Phonics Play flashcards (choose your phase)

5)     After half term, we would usually recap sounds we are finding tricky so please do this at home this week using either the espresso phonics videos & games here. You can also use the brilliant phonic lessons on youtube. Click Here.

Remember there are also lots of games on Phonics Play to help you practise your sounds.
 
 
 
 
 
Other Learning Activities for this week:
 1)     Now we have learned about all of the different animal classifications, let’s look at another way of sorting them – vertebrates and invertebrates. Click here. See if you can spot any vertebrates and invertebrates in your home or while you’re on your daily walk.

2)     Andy’s safari adventures will continue to be valuable to watch but we also really enjoy watching ‘Meet the Pups’ in Year 1 during this topic. You can find the episodes online or some clips and activities on the cbbc website here. You can also find meet the kittens here.

3)     Download the animal sorting cut and stick task.

4) Keep practising your First Thing Music songs. Can you create new actions or a game for one of the songs to play with someone in your family?

Weekly Learning tasks for the children
WC 18th May

Weekly Writing Tasks Weekly Maths Tasks
1)     This week, Oak Academy have looked at the story of The Tiger who came to Tea and how to write question sentences. Their writing activity is to write a version of the story using their own story map to help them and Mrs Browne talks the children through each step, over the course of 5 lessons. Please find them here. Go to the Fiction Writing section and begin at Lesson 6.
– To challenge the children, encourage them to use a conjunction (and, because) when writing their story. 
 
Extension – At school we have talked about how ! helps to emphasise a point and show that something is REALLY REALLY loud or surprising for example. You could encourage the children to use an ! in their description where appropriate e.g. What a hungry tiger! What a massive plate of sandwiches!
 
The children should be using clear finger spaces, capital letters and full stops accurately. Please prompt them to read each sentence before they move on to check their work regularly when writing – encouraging as much independence as possible. 
Number Relationships including number bonds and facts – This is our focus for this week. Work through the activities below. You might enjoy creating your own ideas too.
1)     Use the Summer Term Week 3 Lesson 1,2,3 and 4 from White Rose Maths  – Click here. You might like to do one per day or feel that you can do more than one. Work at your own pace.
2)     Log in to www.mymaths.co.uk/  to complete the activity on Number bonds to 10 and 20 and counting on and back that we have set for you. We love to see how well you are doing.
3)     Log in to Espresso using your school login from your packs to explore more about halves and quarters in this fractions sections. Click Here. There are videos and games to explore.
Extra ideas:
Ø  Download the Number Bond Sticks to 10 and Part Whole Number Bonds to 10 activities and use them to practise creating your number bonds.
Ø  Download the Number Bond Sticks to 20 and Bar Model Bonds to 20 activities and use them to practise creating your number bonds. Remember you can use objects to support you in working out the number bonds.
Ø  Can you use objects in your home to practise finding related facts e.g. 6 cars + 2 cars = 8 cars and if you know that, what else do you know?
 
Ongoing Skills
We know there are lots of ideas but don’t forget to use these links to keep your skills sharp:
Numbots
Times Table Rockstar
You have school logins for these. Please get in touch if you need a reminder.
 
Reading eggs and Maths Seeds have a free trial and are both great for ongoing basic skills. https://readingeggs.co.uk/
 
 
Weekly Spelling Tasks Weekly Reading Tasks
1)     Use the Phonic session links above to practise spelling words containing different versions of the long vowel sound ‘E’.
2)     Encourage your child to say the sounds in the word that they are trying to spell and count the sounds on their fingers before writing them down, then check they have recorded all of the sounds they can hear. You could begin with shorter words and then gradually build up the number of sounds in the word e.g.
tea
meat
street
greeting
3)     Keep working on spelling the Y1 key words (See home learning packs or download from our Y1 page) 
4)     Please also have a go at some of the activities on the sites below:
Spelling Frame
Phonics Play
TopMarks Phonics
1)     Watch Mrs Marshall read this week story ‘The Detective Dog’ Click Here. If you have your own copy then read along at home with her. Share the story together and use our Reading Vipers (see your home learning pack or download from our Y1 webpage) to ask questions and discuss the story together.
Follow up activity:
– Nell is a brilliant ‘Detective Dog’ and this week we would like you to think about what jobs other animals would be great at. Pick an animal and think of a job that begins with the same letter e.g. Firefighting Frog, Nurse Newt, Teacher Tiger etc. Create a poster with a picture of your animal ready to do its job. What would it wear? What special equipment would if need? What type of personality would it have? Label your picture carefully to show your ideas. 
2)     Keep using Oxford owl’s free e-book library to keep up your daily reading whenever possible. To access this library Click Here. You will need to create a free account. Your child should know their own reading level but the majority of our Year 1 children are reading books ranging from red – Green with some exceptions. 
3)     Every day at school we would have a phonics session which would include recapping all of the sounds we already know, as well as introducing new ones.
Miss Davies’ Group: Recap Phase 3 and begin Phase 5 if secure with Phase 3.
Mrs Allanson’s Group: Recap Phase 3 and beginning Phase 5
Mrs Marshall’s Group: All phases   
Please practise your sounds each day if you can as we would in school using either:
Ø  the phonic mats which you can download from our Y1 page
Ø  Phonics Play flashcards (choose your phase)
4)     The Oak Academy lessons this week cover the various ways of making the long vowel sound ‘e’ which we asked you to explore a couple of weeks ago. You could also recap this sound by watching the following phonic lesson videos. 
ee
ea
You could also look at words using e-e such as eve and here, discussing how the second e makes the first say its name and not its sound – ee not e as well as y at the end of a word such as funny, happy.
Extra practise with this sound will be great this week or if you feel really confident with it you could concentrate on other sounds which you feel you need to practise by choosing sounds from these phonic lessons. Click Here.
Remember there are lots of games on Phonics Play to help you practise your sounds.
Other Learning Activities for this week:
1)     Continuing our learning on animal classifications, this week, we would like the children to learn about reptiles (click here) and amphibians (click here). Please watch the videos and try the quizzes. 
2)     We love Andy’s Adventures in Y1. Watch these episodes where Andy meets a special reptile Click Here and a special amphibian Click Here. What can you learn from Andy and the animals?
3)     Download and complete the labelling the parts of a frog and lizard (or make your own).
4)     Create some reptile or amphibian themed crafts. There are a few ideas below but there are lots online too. Don’t forget to send us pictures of your brilliant creations. 
Keep practising your First Thing Music songs. Can you create new actions or a game for one of the songs to play with someone in your family? 

Weekly Learning tasks for the children  
WC 11th May 

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1)    This week, Oak Academy have looked at the story of Saint George and the Dragon. Their writing activity is to describe a very scary dragon and Mrs Browne talks the children through each step, over the course of 5 lessons. Please find them here.

– To challenge the children, encourage them to use  conjunction (and, because, but) when describing their dragon.
 
Extension – At school we have talked about how ! helps to emphasise a point and show that something is REALLY REALLY loud for example. You could encourage the children to use an ! in their description where appropriate.
 
The children should be using capital letters and full stops accurately. Please prompt them to check their work regularly when writing – encourage as much independence as possible.
Fractions: Halves and Quarters – This is our focus for this week. Work through the activities below. You might enjoy creating your own ideas too.

1)    Use the Summer Term Week 1 Lesson 4 and then Summer Term Week 2 Lessons 1 , 2 and 3 from White Rose Maths  – Click here. You might like to do one per day or feel that you can do more than one. Work at your own pace.
You could also complete the Problem Solving Lesson 4 if you wanted to practise your problem solving skills.

2)    Log in to www.mymaths.co.uk/  to complete the activity on fractions that we have set for you. We love to see how well you are doing.

3)    Log in to Espresso using your school login from your packs to explore more about halves and quarters in this fractions sections. Click Here. There are videos and games to explore.

Extra ideas:
Ø  Download the Fractions Is it Half? and the following cut in half sheets:
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Pic 2
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Use them to practise recognising half of shapes.

Ø  There are lots of ways to practise halves and quarters of shapes at home. Can you cut your lunchtime sandwiches into halves or quarters? What about a pizza at teatime? Or a cake, flapjack, apple, banana etc.? Can you do it in different ways? Make sure your pieces are equal and that you have the right number.

Ø  Can you use objects in your home to practise finding a half and a quarter of numbers up to 20 with an adult?
 
Ongoing Skills
We know there are lots of ideas but don’t forget to use these links to keep your skills sharp:
Numbots
Times Table Rockstar
You have school logins for these. Please get in touch if you need a reminder.
 
Reading eggs and Maths Seeds have a free trial and are both great for ongoing basic skills. https://readingeggs.co.uk/
Weekly Spelling Tasks  Weekly Reading Tasks 
1)     Use the Phonic session links above to practise spelling words containing different versions of the long vowel sound ‘O’.

2)     Encourage your child to say the sounds in the word that they are trying to spell and count the sounds on their fingers before writing them down, then check they have recorded all of the sounds they can hear. You could begin with shorter words and then gradually build up the number of sounds in the word e.g.
goal
float
floating 

3)     Keep working on spelling the Y1 key words (See home learning packs or download from our Y1 page)

4)     Please also have a go at some of the activities on the sites below:
Spelling Frame
Phonics Play
TopMarks Phonics
1)    Watch Miss Davies read this week story ‘Alan’s Big Scary Teeth’ here. If you have your own copy then read along at home with her. Share the story together and use our Reading Vipers (see your home learning pack or download from our Y1 webpage) to ask questions and discuss the story together.

Follow up activity:
– At the end of the story, Alan found lots of new ways to use his teeth instead of just being scary. Can you design 4 different jobs for Alan? Draw a picture of Alan doing each of his new jobs with a sentence to explain what he is doing e.g. Alan loves to help the other animals keep their teeth sparkly like him by being a dentist.

2)    Keep using Oxford owl’s free e-book library to keep up your daily reading whenever possible. To access this library Click Here. You will need to create a free account. Your child should know their own reading level but the majority of our Year 1 children are reading books ranging from red – Green with some exceptions.
 
3)    Every day at school we would have a phonics session which would include recapping all of the sounds we already know, as well as introducing new ones.

Miss Davies’ Group: Recap Phase 3 and begin Phase 5 if secure with Phase 3.
Mrs Allanson’s Group: Recap Phase 3 and beginning Phase 5
Mrs Marshall’s Group: All phases  
Please practise your sounds each day if you can as we would in school using either:
Ø  the phonic mats which you can download from our Y1 page
Ø  Phonics Play flashcards (choose your phase)

4)     The Oak Academy lessons this week cover the various ways of making the long vowel sound ‘O’. You could also recap this sound by watching the following videos.
oa
o-e
ow
You could also discuss the ‘oe’ spelling too. 
 
Remember there are lots of games on Phonics Play to help you practise your sounds.
Other Learning Activities for this week: 
1)    Continuing our learning on animal classifications, this week, we would like the children to look at insects (minibeast) (click here) and fish (click here). Please watch the video and try the quizzes. You could go on a mini beast hunt in your garden.

2)    Create some fish themed crafts. There are a few ideas below but there are lots online or perhaps you would like to learn how to make a mini beast mobile (click here). Don’t forget to send us pictures of your brilliant creations.

3)    Download the minibeast matching game (or make your own) and play with someone in your family.

4)    Download the legs or no legs sorting activity (or make your own) and see if you can identify which insect needs to go where.

5)    Last week you learnt about birds, download the bird watching tracker (or create your own) and keep a tally of which birds you see this week either in your garden or on your walks.

Keep practising your First Thing Music songs. Can you remember Ickle Ockle? Use the video clip on our Y1 page to help you remember. Can you create new actions or a game for the song to play with someone in your family?

Weekly Learning tasks for the children
WC 4th May

Weekly Writing Tasks Weekly Maths Tasks
1)    Please watch the ‘Dear Zoo’ story on youtube here.
2)    At school we have looked at how ‘and’ and ‘because’ can help us to join two ideas into one sentence. Dear Zoo uses the conjunction ‘but’ which we had not yet looked at.
– We usually explain that whichever idea comes after ‘but’ is opposite to the first idea in the sentence. If the first idea is good then the second will be bad e.g ‘I love cakes BUT I hate brownies.’ 
– Verbally play a game with ‘but’. One person starts the sentence with an idea and the other adds an opposite ending. You could create serious or silly sentences to keep interest.
– Link this game to wanting a suitable pet but being sent an unsuitable pet for the Dear Zoo story. 
      3) Dear Zoo is all about why wild animals are just not a good fit for a child’s pet. We would like you to choose 3 or 4 wild animals (you could draw them in the centre of the page) and brain storm some adjectives that could describe them. For example, a lion could be loud, scary, angry, aggressive, fierce, smelly and hairy. 
       4) Use your adjective ideas to rewrite the Dear Zoo story with your own animals and ideas. Try to use 2 adjectives in your sentence e.g. I wrote to the zoo to send me a pet. They sent me a lion but he was too scary and loud! I sent him back.  
 
Extra Challenge – At school we have talked about how ! helps to emphasise a point and show that something is REALLY REALLY loud for example. You could encourage the children to use an ! in their stories where appropriate. 
Doubling and Making Groups – This is our focus for this week. Work through the activities below. You might enjoy creating your own ideas too.
1)    Use the Summer Term Week 1 Lessons 1, 2 and 3 from White Rose Maths  – Click here. You might like to do one per day or feel that you can do more than one. Work at your own pace. 
2)    Log in to www.mymaths.co.uk/  to complete the activity on division – making groups that we have set for you. We love to see how well you are doing.
3)    Log in to www.purplemash.com to use the division 2Dos we have set for you to show us your skills.
Extra ideas:
Ø  Download the Sharing Feed the Owlets activity and use it to practise sharing into equal groups.
Ø  Can you find objects to share into equal groups at home? Perhaps if you are helping to make lunch you could share out some of the food equally or if you are playing with your toys, can you share them equally?
Ø  Can you use objects in your home to practise doubling and halving with an adult?
Ø  Play this fun division game to help you with sharing. Click Here.
 
Ongoing Skills
We know there are lots of ideas but don’t forget to use these links to keep your skills sharp:
Numbots
Times Table Rockstar
You have school logins for these. Please get in touch if you need a reminder.
 
Reading eggs and Maths Seeds have a free trial and are both great for ongoing basic skills. https://readingeggs.co.uk/
 
 
Weekly Spelling Tasks Weekly Reading Tasks
1)     Use the Phonic session links above to practise spelling words containing different ways to make the long ee sound using ee, ea or e_e.
2)     Encourage your child to say the sounds in the word that they are trying to spell and count the sounds on their fingers before writing them down, then check they have recorded all of the sounds they can hear. You could begin with shorter words and then gradually build up the number of sounds in the word e.g.
see
feet
street
greeting
 
3)     Keep working on spelling the Y1 key words (See home learning packs or download from our Y1 page) 
4)     Please also have a go at some of the activities on the sites below:
Spelling Frame
Phonics Play
TopMarks Phonics
1)    Watch Mrs Marshall read this week’s story ‘Too Many Carrots’ Click Here If you have your own copy then read along at home with her. Share the story together and use our Reading Vipers (see your home learning pack or download from our Y1 webpage) to ask questions and discuss the story together.
Follow up activity:
– At the end of the story, Rabbit and his friends have a carrot themed party. Can you create a picture of you and your friends having a party? What would your theme be? What food and drink would you have? What would everyone be wearing and what might they bring with them?
2)    Keep using Oxford owl’s free e-book library to keep up your daily reading whenever possible. To access this libraryClick Here. You will need to create a free account. Your child should know their own reading level but the majority of our Year 1 children are reading books ranging from red – Green with some exceptions. 
 
3)    Every day at school we would have a phonics session which would include recapping all of the sounds we already know, as well as introducing new ones.
Miss Davies’ Group: Recap Phase 3 and begin Phase 5 if secure with Phase 3.
Mrs Allanson’s Group: Recap Phase 3 and beginning Phase 5
Mrs Marshall’s Group: All phases   
Please practise your sounds each day if you can as we would in school using either:
Ø  the phonic mats which you can download from our Y1 page
Ø  Phonics Play flashcards (choose your phase)
4)    This week we would like you to learn or re-cap the different ways to make the long ‘e’ sound – ee and ea. Use these phonic lessons to help you with this. Click on each sound to be taken to the video:
ee
ea
You could also look at words using e-e such as eve and here, discussing how the second e makes the first say its name and not its sound – E not e. 
Remember there are lots of games on Phonics Play to help you practise your sounds.
Other Learning Activities for this week:
1)     Each week we will be looking at two different animal classifications. This week, we would like the children to look at mammals (here) and birds (here). Please watch the video and try the quizzes. You could spot each type of animal on your walks and from your windows. 
2)     Create some homemade bird food using the RSPB simple bird food recipe found here. Look out of the window and see which birds come to visit your garden. 
3)     During our dinosaur topic, we watched several of the ‘Andy’ episodes from BBC iPlayer. Andy also goes on wild adventures meeting a wide range of wild animals. Please watch a couple of episodes together (here) to find out about a range of species. Equally, watching CBBC’s Deadly 60 (here) will also help the children build a deeper understanding of animals in the wild. 
Watch and learn the habitat song by Hopscotch here. The children have looked at this a little bit at school already. 

Weekly Learning tasks for the children  
WC 27th April 

Click Here to for a PDF printable version.

Weekly Writing Tasks  Weekly Maths Tasks 

1)    Please visit Oak Academy here and complete the daily lessons for week 1 – Sam’s Sandwich. Sam includes some disgusting ingredients that he describes beautifully and Mrs Brown talks the children through each step of the lesson.

2)    Create an advert for your own sandwich.  You could do this by making a labelled poster or record a video explaining why your recipe is tasty… or disgusting like Sam’s. Don’t forget to say how much it is.

3) Remember, you can always create stories using the story maker on Purple Mash, it is set as one of your 2Dos and can be accessed repeatedly. We have loved reading the children’s ideas.
Length and Height – This is our focus for this week. Work through the activities below. You might enjoy creating your own ideas too.
1)    Use the taught daily lessons from Oak Academy – Click here. You might like to do one per day or feel that you can do more than one. Work at your own pace.
2)    Log in to www.mymaths.co.uk/  to complete the activities on length that we have set for you. We love to see how well you are doing.
3)    Log in to www.purplemash.com to use the 2Dos we have set for you to show us your skills.

Extra ideas:
Ø  Log into the measures section on Espresso Click Here
using our school login to explore more activities on length and height.
Ø  Can you use objects in your house to find objects longer/shorter than your hand or foot? What about taller or shorter than you?
Ø  Can you find out how tall you are? You could use a ruler or tape measure if you have one or you could find out if you are taller or shorter than members of you family.
Ø  Play this size comparison game to help you with your vocabulary for this topic. Click Here.
 
Ongoing Skills
We know there are lots of ideas but don’t forget to use these links to keep your skills sharp:
Numbots
Times Table Rockstars
You have school logins for these. Please get in touch if you need a reminder.
 
Reading eggs and Maths Seeds have a free trial and are both great for ongoing basic skills. https://readingeggs.co.uk/
Weekly Spelling Tasks  Weekly Reading Tasks 

1)     This week’s English lessons from Oak Academy have spelling activities at the start of each session focusing on different ways to make the long ‘a’ sound.

2)     Encourage your child to say the sounds in the word that they are trying to spell and count the sounds on their fingers before writing them down, then check they have recorded all of the sounds they can hear.

3)     Keep working on spelling the Y1 key words (See home learning packs or download from our Y1 page)

4)     Please also have a go at some of the activities on the sites below:
https://spellingframe.co.uk
https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/letters-and-sounds
1)    Watch Miss Davies read this week story ‘The Koala Who Could’ here. If you have your own copy then read along at home with her. Share the story together and use our Reading Vipers (see your home learning pack or download from our Y1 webpage) to ask questions and discuss the story together.
Follow up activity:
– ‘Kevin was the king of the stay still kings’ but what would you be the King/Queen of? You might be really good at a sport or a particular subject at school such as Art or Maths. Draw a picture of yourself as a King or Queen of that activity and write an explanation of why.
 
2)    Keep using Oxford owl’s free e-book library to keep up your daily reading whenever possible. To access this library Click Here. You will need to create a free account. Your child should know their own reading level but the majority of our Year 1 children are reading books ranging from red – Green with some exceptions.
 
3)    Every day at school we would have a phonics session which would include recapping all of the sounds we already know, as well as introducing new ones.
Miss Davies’ Group: Recap Phase 3 and begin Phase 5 if secure with Phase 3.
Mrs Allanson’s Group: Recap Phase 3 and beginning Phase 5
Mrs Marshall’s Group: All phases   
Please practise your sounds each day if you can as we would in school using either:
Ø  the phonic mats which you can download from our Y1 page
Ø  https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/member-only/Flashcards.html (choose your phase)
 
4)    This week we would like to to learn or re-cap the different ways to make the long ‘a’ sound using ai, ay or a_e. Use these phonic lessons to help you with this. Click on each sound to be taken to the video:
ai
ay
a_e
Other Learning Activities for this week: 
1)    As part of our dinosaur topic, we learned about omnivores, carnivores and herbivores. To expand on this knowledge, please watch the BBC bitesize video discussing the foods animals around us eat – find it here. You could discuss which household pets fit into each category and compare this to animals in the wild.

2)    Play the Espresso game, sorting animals by logging in here and searching for ‘what do these animals eat’.

3)    Play the Carnival of the Animals music here – make the activity into a quiz, trying to work out as a family which animal each piece of music is trying to depict. Thinking about how the music helps you picture the animal’s movements will help you work it out and you might recognise some of them from TV or films you know.
Activity options:
–       Create movements to the music pretending to be the animal in the piece – who can be the most life like
–       Create a drawing of what you think the animal in the piece of music is doing.
–       Using any instruments you have at home or household objects such as pots and pans, show the movements of an animal of your choice. 

Think about how fast or slow they are and how loud and quiet. See if anyone can guess which animal you have created.  
Create an animal mask to show one of the animals featured in Carnival of the Animals.

Weekly Learning tasks for the children
WC 20th April – Pets

Click Here to for a PDF printable version.

Weekly Writing Tasks Weekly Maths Tasks
1)    Do you have a pet at home or does someone in your family have one? Draw a picture of your pet or one that you would like to have and label the different parts e.g. ears, nose, paws, scales fur etc.

2)    Write a description of your pet. Remember to use adjectives to describe your animal e.g. My dog Betsy has long fluffy
ears. Try to use ‘and’ to add extra detail e.g. She has cute brown
eyes and a long tail
that wags all the time.

3). Design a poster with top tips on how to look after your pet. What do they need to stay healthy and happy?
Place Value – Numbers to 100
1) At school we have been focusing on numbers to 20 and understanding their structure in detail. Our next module would have been to work with larger numbers.

Please find lessons on My Maths focusing on tens and ones and partitioning higher numbers. www.mymaths.co.uk/ 

– BBC Bitesize have added some videos and activities to support counting forwards and backwards with higher numbers so we would like you to explore these activities. Click the links below.
Counting Forward and Back to 50
Representing Numbers to 50

– You could also use the interactive 100 square on espresso to challenge the children to find missing numbers. https://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/what-we-offer/discovery-education-espresso

– Click the link to visit TopMarks has lots of links to great place value games which will really help you to practise your place value skills.

– Play games such as bingo, snakes and ladders etc to practice reading and writing 2 digit numbers accurately. Can you spot how many Tens and Ones each number has?

– Check your 2Dos on Purple Mash as we have added some activities to help you with this topic.


2) Maths seeds and reading eggs are available together using the same website. It helps the children learn and revise all areas of maths.
This week we would like you to sign up following the same link as reading eggs https://readingeggs.co.uk/

– Complete the placement test so your child starts the maths egg program at the correct level.

– Work through the lessons at your own pace. Each lesson contains lots of fun games and activities working on all strands of maths.

– Complete as many ‘mental minute’ tasks as you can throughout the week to keep our basic skills sharp.
Weekly Spelling Tasks Weekly Reading Tasks
1)     Encourage your child to say the sounds in the word that they are trying to spell and count the sounds on their fingers before writing them down, then check they have recorded all of the sounds they can hear.

2)     Keep working on spelling the Y1 key words (See home learning packs or download here: Click me


3)     Please also have a go at some of the activities on the sites below:
https://spellingframe.co.uk
https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/letters-and-sounds
1) Oxford owl has a vast range of books for your child’s reading level. Keeping up with daily reading whenever possible, this will help your child enormously! You can access this library via https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/ . Your child should know their own reading level but the majority of our Year 1 children are reading books ranging from red – Green with some exceptions.
 
2) Share a story together and use our Reading Vipers (see your home learning pack or download from here) to ask questions and discuss the story together.
 
3) Reading eggs is a brilliant online tool offering a free 30 day trial.
This week we would like you to sign up by following https://readingeggs.co.uk/

– Complete the placement test so your child starts the reading eggs program at the correct level for them.

– Work through the lessons at your own pace. Each lesson contains lots of fun games and activities teaching new sounds and reading skills.
 
4) Every day at school we would have a phonics session which would include recapping all of the sounds we already know, as well as introducing new ones.

Miss Davies’ Group: Recap Phase 3 and begin Phase 5 if secure with Phase 3.

Mrs Allanson’s Group: Recap Phase 3 and beginning Phase 5

Mrs Marshall’s Group: All phases   
Please practise your sounds each day if you can as we would in school using either:
the phonic mats which you can download here:
Phase 1
Phase 2
Phase 3
Phase 4
Phase 5

The on screen PowerPoint – Click Here
https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/member-only/Flashcards.html
(choose your phase)
 
Any sounds that you are finding tricky, practise reading and writing words containing these sounds.
Other Learning Activities for this week:
1)    Download our pet PowerPoint here and play the game. Which animals can you spot? What clues can you see?


2)    Watch some episodes of My Pet and Me Click Here. What can you learn about the animals and how to look after them?


3)    Play the My Pet and Me game to learn more about looking after animals. Click Here


4)    Design a piece of artwork of your favourite animals. You could draw, paint, collage or create a model.


5). Use Lego, junk modelling, Play Doh etc to design a den for your pet.