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Year 1 Mrs Brady/Mrs Lidgard

Learning Packs Weeks 3 and 4

The next set of learning packs (for Monday 18th to Friday 29th) are to be collected on Thursday 14th January between 10:00-10:45.

 

When you collect the learning packs, please also return ALL completed work from the previous learning pack. We look forward to seeing all of your wonderful learning! 

P.E in School

Children attending provision in school every Monday and Wednesday will be required to go to school wearing their PE Kit. This will need to be suitable for the cold weather as PE will be taught outside, where possible. 

 

As the weather is getting colder, the classrooms are too! Please ensure your child has some warm clothing on under their school uniform (e.g. a long sleeved top, vests etc). Thank you.

TEAMS Live Teaching Timetable

Work in Progress!

We are currently working on changing the layout to our class page to enable you to locate learning more easily (to save lots of scrolling down!). 
Week 3
Week 4

Learning support 

 

As I'm sure you are aware, some children in every class require some differentiated learning activities to help them maintain the same sense of achievement as their peers. If you know this is the case for your child, or you are referred to this section, this is where I will be posting activities for these children.

 

Equally, if you do require further support, or have any questions or concerns, then please do not hesitate to contact me via email or Seesaw.

 

Phonics/English 

 

 

Maths 

 

Wednesday 6th January 2021
English
On Monday, we began our new English unit - Giants. The children listened to the story 'The Smartest Giant in Town' and identified the adjectives which described George and the clothes he wears. Have another listen to the story again (use the link below or read a copy of your own), then complete the learning tasks. 

The Smartest Giant in Town

Maths
Today's live lesson is Maths. We look forward to seeing you at your allocated time!
PE
Thursday 7th January 2021
English
These will be the tasks which you will need to refer to during today's live lesson. See you soon!
Maths
Today we are consolidating knowledge on finding the difference. Please use this video link https://vimeo.com/470964093 first and then complete the tasks below. 
History

This term we are learning about Victorians. We will start by learning some facts about Queen Victoria. Watch this BBC clip about her life:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkrkscw/articles/zfdkhbk then complete your tasks.

 

If you would like to look at the PowerPoint the life of Victorians then please use this as an extra resource. 

Friday 8th January 2021
English
Today you will be learning to describe the setting of 'The Smartest Giant in Town'. Have a look at the PowerPoint which shows various different examples of settings and then see if you can complete your task. Remember to use lots of great adjectives! 
Maths
Today's live lesson will be Maths. This will have a practical focus so you will not find a dated paper copy of resources in your learning pack today. 
RE

In R.E this term we will learn about Islam. 

 

Today we are going to learn about the special place of worship for Muslims called a mosque. Please have a look through the PowerPoint and then look at the photographs of mosques. We would then like you to try the R.E task which is to draw a mosque, using the photos to help you.

Monday 11th January 2021
PE
Joe Wicks is back! Tune in on his YouTube channel at 9am for your PE session of the day! 
English
Today's live lesson is English. We will be identifying the key events of 'The Smartest Giant in Town'. You will need some scissors and glue (or blu-tac/sellotape) to complete this activity. Please see the resources below. You also have these in your pack. The pictures to cut and stick are slotted inside the A3 story mountain page. See you soon!
Maths

Please click on the link above for your daily count exercise! Once you have completed this, please look at the following video where you will recap your learning on fact families: https://vimeo.com/468562019 

 

You will then need to complete the activities below (which you will also find in your learning packs). 

Tuesday 12th January 2021

Phonics

For your phonics session today we would like you to tune into the Ruth Miskin Phonics channel on You Tube

Here is the link:

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

 

 

If you are in Group A then work on the set 2 sound videos.

 

If you are in Group B then work on the Set 3 sound videos.

 

 

English
Today, there are several activities for you to complete. Please look at the PowerPoints below to refresh your child's understanding of adjectives. Please then complete the adjectives written tasks (describing the monster). Once your child has completed this, please then introduce them to verbs using the verbs PowerPoints below. Your child will then need to complete the written task on verbs.
Maths

Today's lesson will be a LIVE session, we look forward to seeing you at your allocated time.

In today's lesson we will have a practical focus on counting on from a given number within 20, our main learning will then focus on adding by counting on from a given number. Please feel free to use the number lines provided in your packs or Lego blocks, or dried pasta if you feel that would be easier to help you count on.

Science
Our new topic in Science is called Materials. We are going to think about all the different properties of materials. Our first task for you  is to go on a material hunt around your home. You can look inside and outside and find lots of different examples of Materials. If you look on the task sheet you can see some of the materials we would like you to find. Then see if you can draw some of the examples we found and label them.
Wednesday 13th January 2021

P.E

 

Please tune in to Joe Wicks's YouTube channel at 9 a.m. for your P.E session. If this is a little tricky, please use the additional resources below. Have fun!

English
Today's live session is English. We will be delving deeper into the structure of 'The Smartest Giant in Town'. Our session today will focus on what happens at the beginning of the text. 
Maths

Remember to use the Jack Hartman video to practise the daily count.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtNskltyA0E&safe=active

 

Please remind and encourage your child to use the number line provided in their learning packs to support them in completing today's worksheet using the method taught during yesterday's LIVE session. Remind them to circle the number they will be counting on from and to count on carefully.

Thursday 14th January 2021

Phonics

For your phonics session today we would like you to tune into the Ruth Miskin Phonics channel on You Tube

Here is the link:

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

 

 

If you are in Group A then work on the set 2 sound videos.

 

If you are in Group B then work on the Set 3 sound videos.

English
Please complete the next task which follows on from yesterday's live session. Read your writing from yesterday and then have a look at the pictures on you worksheet for today. What happens in the middle of the story? Can you write about what happens using some interesting adjectives and by using a range of different verbs? Please have your writing available for the start of tomorrow's live lesson. We would love to hear you read your writing!
Maths

Today's maths session will be LIVE and we look forward to seeing you at your allocated time.

 

During today's LIVE session we will  be introducing number bonds and exploring these using the part-whole model. Children will be encouraged to draw the part-whole model and then use objects from around the house, for example, dried pasta, buttons or perhaps Lego blocks to explore making number bonds, firstly to five and then up to ten.

History
This week in History we are thinking about different forms of transport. We would like you to look at the different photographs of Victorian Transport and then draw your favourite. What differences can you see to transport today? I wonder what your favourite transport will be?
Friday 15th January 2021
English
Today's live lesson is English. Please have your writing with you from Wednesday and Thursday. It would be great to hear you read your writing. Today, we will be discussing what happens at the end of 'The Smartest Giant in Town'. 
Maths

Encourage your child to practise their daily count, remember that you can use the Jack Hartman video to help.

 

Please use the video clip in the link below to recap yesterday's learning using number bonds and adding on ones to help them complete the worksheet in their learning packs.

 

https://vimeo.com/490880277

RE

This week in RE we are thinking about mosques but this time the special features inside a mosque.

Have a look at the powerpoint and then use the photographs to match the pictures to the description. Group B you will also need to cut and stick the written description to the right photograph.

 

Monday 1st February 2021

Phonics

For your phonics session today we would like you to tune into the Ruth Miskin Phonics channel on You Tube

Here is the link:

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

 

 

If you are in Group A then work on the set 2 sound videos.

 

If you are in Group B then work on the Set 3 sound videos.

English
Maths
PE

Our P.E. Session this week will focus on the last part of the Smartest Giant in Town story.

This movement programme is called A Present from the animals.

Follow the link to listen to the BBC Programme.

We look forward to seeing some of your ideas.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03g6vsc

 

Tuesday 2nd February 2021
English
Maths
Science

Today we would like you to test some materials from around your home to see which is waterproof.

Watch the powepoint to give you some ideas and to see how you can test the materials.

You will need a small piece of foil, cling film, greasproof paper, some fabric - a tea towel or any small piece of fabric will do and if you have it some tissue paper. You can use paper cups or plastic cups to stretch the materials over and some elastic bands. Don't worry if you do not have all the above you may be able to use a different material around the home.

Make sure you do the worksheet first before you become scientists as that is all about predicting what will happen!

We would love to see some photographs on seesaw of your investigation!

Wednesday 3rd February 2021

Phonics

 

For your phonics session today we would like you to tune into the Ruth Miskin Phonics channel on You Tube

Here is the link:

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

 

 

If you are in Group A then work on the set 2 sound videos.

 

If you are in Group B then work on the Set 3 sound videos.

English
Maths
PE
Thursday 4th February 2021
English
Maths
History

This week in History we are thinking about different rooms. We are going to compare a Victorian Kitchen and a modern Kitchen.

Look at the powerpoint Can we be room detectives and talk about what you can see. How were kitchens different in Victorian Times? When you have had a think we would like you to try the task.

Some of you will be listing the differnces and some of you will be writing sentences about the differences you can see.

For extra information you can look at the powerpoint called Comparing Victorian and modern homes.

Friday 5th February 2021

Phonics

For your phonics session today we would like you to tune into the Ruth Miskin Phonics channel on You Tube

Here is the link:

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

 

 

If you are in Group A then work on the set 2 sound videos.

 

If you are in Group B then work on the Set 3 sound videos.

English
Maths
RE

This week in RE we are continuing our work on Islam and thinking about the festival of Ramadan.

Look at the powerpoint together  – Ramadan. Begin with Slide 4. Discuss. Then skip to slide 8. Talk  about this with your grown up. Why do you think they do these things? (e.g. – charity, giving to others).

Muslims fast to show self-control.

Ramadan lasts one month and  is often called the ‘month of the Qur’an’.  Can you remember what the Qur’an is?

 

Once you have read the information on this slide we would like you to have a go at the task which is to write a sentence to match each picture about Ramadan.

Monday 8th February 2021
English
Maths
PE
Tuesday 9th February 2021

Phonics

For your phonics session today we would like you to tune into the Ruth Miskin Phonics channel on You Tube

Here is the link:

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

 

 

If you are in Group A then work on the set 2 sound videos.

 

If you are in Group B then work on the Set 3 sound videos.

English
Maths
Science

This week we are going to evaluate your investigation from last week. We want you to have a talk with your grown up and think about which material was the best for a waterproof umberella and which was the worst. Explain to them why you think you got these results - Your next job is to complete our science task which is an evaluation sheet - Some of you are going to tick a box to explain which material was best and some of you are going to writ some simple sentences about the investigation.

We are very curious to find out which material was the best for an umberella!

Wednesday 10th February 2021
English
Maths
PE
Thursday 11th February 2021

Phonics

 

For your phonics session today we would like you to tune into the Ruth Miskin Phonics channel on You Tube

Here is the link:

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

 

 

If you are in Group A then work on the set 2 sound videos.

 

If you are in Group B then work on the Set 3 sound videos.

English
Maths
History

You will need scissors and glue or sellatape for this task.

Today in History we are going to think about Victorian schools and how they are differnt to schools today,Watch the powerpoint with your grown up and talk together about the differnces you can see and compare the Victorian school to our modern school today. What do modern schools have that Victorian schools did not?

Would you like to have gone to school in Victorian times?

Our task today is a venn diagram - you will cut out he pictures and put things from the past in one bubble and things from the present in the other bubble. If it is something that Victorian schoolshad and we still have today they would be stuck in the middle,

Friday 12th February 2021
English
Maths
RE

Today In RE we will think about the festival of EId- al -Fitr. This festival happens at the end of Ramadan. On this day Muslims will celebrate the end of fasting and thank God for giving them the strength and self control to fast.

We would like you to watch the powerpoint with your grown up which explains about Eid and also shows you some photographs from the festival.

Then have a go at our tasks - you will need to look at your sheet of photographs and write  a sentence about what is happening.

 

 

 

Year 1 Spring Term Newsletter

Please have a look at our newsletter to find out all about the exciting learning opportunities ahead!
Year 1 Autumn Term 2 Newsletter
Lantern Competition

Today we have made clay hedgehogs to link with our science topic of deasons. We learnt about hibernation and some of the animals this affects.

We really enjoyed making our different shaped clay models. I wonder if you can see what we used for spikes?

 

Microsoft Teams Test!

I will be running a Microsoft Teams test on Thursday at 2 p.m! Further information has been sent out via parent mail. I hope you can join me, I look forward to seeing then!

E-mail contact details for the teaching team, in school hours, are;

georgina.lidgard@hawthorn-tree.lincs.sch.uk

rebecca.brady@hawthorn-tree.lincs.sch.uk

Learning Support 

As I'm sure you are aware, some children in every class require some differentiated learning activities to help them maintain the same sense of achievement as their peers. If you know this is the case for your child or you are referred to this section, this is where we will be posting activities for these children.

Phonics
Maths

Good evening,

 

We hope that you are all safe and well. We miss you already!

 

As you are aware, learning will now be taking place remotely. It will take some time to adjust to but we are all in this together. The most important thing is for your child to try their best – as always. We are hoping to create some videos for the children in order to make learning a little friendlier. We are trying our hardest to set these up and they will take a little more time for us to organise... please bear with us.

 

Please use my/our email addresses which are now at the top of this class page if you have any queries or concerns. Please remember that Seesaw is also a great tool to use to get in touch and to also be able to upload any learning onto your child’s ‘page’.

 

Please try to share stories with your child as much as possible and also encourage them to read whenever you can. Some great websites for phonics games are www.phonicsplay.co.uk and www.phonicsbloom.com. The Oxford Owl website (www.oxfordowl.co.uk) also has some fantastic resources to keep reading alive. Signing up is free and there are many ebooks which you will be able to find and pitch according to your child’s ability. The Read Write Inc ebooks will be particularly beneficial to the children as they link with our phonics scheme.

 

Parents’ evenings will still be taking place in the form of telephone calls. We look forward to contacting you over the next few days.

 

Please keep safe and keep smiling,

The Year 1 Team

Monday 12th October 

Phonics

Please review the sounds shown below with your child by asking them to tell you the sounds one by one. If you child does not know all of the sounds, please don't worry - we are working our way through them. Once you have finished, you could ask your child to have a go at spelling the following words:

  • pit
  • bat
  • dig
  • shop
  • dish
  • bath
  • song
  • play
  • night
  • chair

 

There is also story for your child to have a go at reading - please scroll down!

 

I have then included a link to a phonics game which the children are familiar with...  https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/buried-treasure

 

Have fun!

 

 

 

 

Rag the Rat

Maths

 

In Maths, we have been using the part-whole model to begin to understand that a number can be partitioned into two or more parts. The use of this model helps us to have a clearer understanding of addition – the two parts are added together to make the ‘whole’. Today, we will continue to look at part-whole models using objects to help us. Please have a flick through the images below to see some different examples.

 

Once the children have had a look at these examples, can they try to use objects from around your home (e.g. lego, cars, dried pasta) to create their own examples? Alternatively, they could draw part-whole models on a piece of paper and draw dots in each section instead. Please share these with me using Seesaw, or via email!

E-Safety 

 

Working from home is likely to mean more time spent on computers, tablets and the internet. Therefore it is incredibly important to ensure you are being safe whilst you are online. Please take some time to look at the documents below to make sure you are doing everything you can to stay safe online!

Tuesday 13th October
Start your day off with some fun exercises! Today we have included some of our favourite workouts from GoNoodle. 

Banana Banana Meatball - Blazer Fresh | GoNoodle

Patterns made of shapes, patterns made of grapes. Patterns in the air, patterns everywhere. Patterns in an app, patterns in this rap...so sing and dance alon...

The Pirate Life - Moose Tube | GoNoodle

Climb aboard a pirate ship and go this way, that way, forwards, backwards over the raging seas! Create a free account on GoNoodle.com now and find hundreds o...

Phonics

 

Review the sound cards from yesterday and then ask your child to have a go at spelling the following words:

 

  • bug
  • net
  • had
  • wish
  • chat
  • bang
  • sink
  • play
  • beep
  • shirt

 

There is also another story to have a look at below...

Nip and Chip

English

For English today, please listen to our new text, ‘Harry and the Dinosaurs First Sleepover’ (video clip below!). Once you have listened to the story, please encourage your child to write a list of all the items they would take if they were going for a sleepover. It would be great if they could try and use some adjectives (describing words) too! This writing task is attached below.

English - Tuesday 13th October

Maths

 

We are going to continue developing our understanding of the part-whole model today. In particular, we will be looking more closely at the addition symbol. Please have a look at the following video for your session today: https://vimeo.com/462716121

 

There is also a task to complete. This is attached below.

Science

 

In Science we have been learning all about the four seasons. Today, we are going to learn some facts about autumn. Please have a look through the powerpoint presentation which is attached below. There are several discussion points throughout this powerpoint - please enjoy these discussions with your child.

 

If it is safe and you are able to do so, please collect some autumnal objects from your garden with your child. Then, ask them to have a go at creating a piece of art work with these objects. I have included some examples below. Have fun!

 

 

 

 

Story time with Mrs Carr

 

Enjoy listening to Supertato with Mrs Carr. She misses you all lots! 

Story time with Mrs Carr - Supertato

Wednesday 14th October 
Kick start your day with some more fun GoNoodle moves! 

Phonics

 

In our phonics session today, we will be learning all about the sound 'ou'. I have tried to record a video that is similar in style to the way our phonics lessons would run in school. However, it was a little bit different for me without any children to hear! Here it goes... 

Phonics - Wednesday 14th October

English 

 

Have another listen to ‘Harry and the Dinosaurs First Sleepover’. Can you create a story map to show what happens in the story? Perhaps you could then retell the story to a sibling or to a grown-up. There is a template attached below but if you’d like to complete this in your own way, then please do so.

Maths

 

Have you noticed any patterns in your number sentences when you are using the part-whole model? Have you noticed that we use the same three numbers for each new example? This is called a fact family! Please have a look at the following video for an introduction to fact families: https://vimeo.com/465032733

 

There is also a task and a challenge question to complete. These are attached below. Be careful to check where the equals sign is - it might catch you out! 

P.E.

 

Have a go at some of these activities and have some fun. Perhaps you could make up your own fitness routine too!

5 Minute Move | Kids Workout 1 | The Body Coach TV

It's great to get moving and it will help you to feel good too. Some of this workout might be a little fast-paced so please rest whenever you need to. Have fun!

Story time with Mrs Brady

 

A big hello from Mrs Brady! She really loves this story and wanted to share it all with you. Enjoy. 

Story time with Mrs Brady - Five Minutes Peace

Thursday 15th October 

 

Start off your day with some exercises from GoNoodle...

Phonics 

 

Today we will be reviewing the sound 'ir'. Towards the end of the session, your child will need to read the text 'A Bad Fox' (this is shown below the video) and then they will write a sentence. This is all explained in the video as well.

Phonics - Thursday 15th October

English 

 

We are going to continue with our learning using the text ‘Harry and the Dinosaurs First Sleepover’. For today’s activity, you will find some sentences linked to the story but there are some words missing! Can you use the word banks to select the correct word in order to complete the sentences?

Maths 

 

Today you will be finding bonds for numbers within ten. Please begin by looking at the following video: https://vimeo.com/463891935. Remember, you can pause this video at any time or even rewind it to go over a concept again. Please have a look at the activities below in order to complete the session.

 

I have also attached a number line showing numerals and number words from 0-20. By the end of Year 1, we should all be able to read and spell these. It would be fabulous if you could spend a bit of time practising these at any time!

 

R.E

 

In R.E we have been learning about Christianity. What can your child tell you about the features of a church? What might they see  if they went inside a church? Have a look through the following powerpoint presentation and then complete the task at the end which is to design a leaflet/poster all about your local church. What is it called? Can you label the different parts of the church? Please share your leaflet/poster with us on Seesaw!

Story time with Mrs Lidgard - The Dinosaur that Pooped the Past!
Hello from Mrs Lidgard! We hope you enjoy this very funny story! 

Story time with Mrs Lidgard - The Dinosaur that Pooped the Past!

Friday 16th October 

 

Start your day off with some fab GoNoodle moves!

Phonics 

 

Today we are reviewing the 'igh' sound. There is also a book to read after this session. You will find the book below this video. 

Phonics - Friday 16th October

English

 

I would like you to imagine that you are going to invite someone for a sleepover party at your house. What will you do? What games will you play? What will you eat?

 

Today’s learning task is to plan your sleepover party! Please have a look at the template design below but feel free to create a plan in your own style if you wish to! Have fun.

Maths

 

Mrs Lidgard starts off our Maths session today... She's trying hard to remember how to count but she needs a little bit of help. Can you help her?

Mrs Lidgard's Maths Starter

Counting with Bertie Bunny!

Today we are going to begin to learn systematic methods for number bonds within 10. The following video will help to introduce this method to the children: https://vimeo.com/463893092

 

Please then complete the activities below. Can you create any more at home? We would love to see what you can do – please share them on Seesaw or via email!

Positive Power!

Here are some activities which are all linked to being positive. Of course, if you would like to write these down on a different piece of paper, that's absolutely fine. 

 

Well done for working so hard this week. Be proud.

 

Have a wonderful weekend,

Mrs Lidgard and Mrs Brady smiley

Monday 19th October

 

It's time for some GoNoodle to help you get ready for learning!

Phonics
Today we are going to learn a new sound - 'oy'. Please have a look at the video below. There is also another book to read ('My Dog Ned') and a sentence to write once your child has read the book. We are really impressed with how hard the children are working. Thank you for sharing photographs of their spellings and sentences with us.

Phonics - Monday 19th October

English

This week we are going to continue our learning based on 'Harry and the Dinosaurs First Sleepover'. Today, we would like you to design and describe a new pair of pyjamas to wear at your sleepover party! Think carefully about what you would like these to look like and try to use lots of exciting adjectives.

 

What colour will your pyjamas be? Will they have your favourite book characters on them? What about your favourite superheroes? Will they be short or long? Fluffy or soft? 

 

Have a look at the template below. I am looking forward to reading your super sentences. Remember: capital letters, finger spaces and full stops!

Maths

Today we are going to be learning all about number bonds to 10. Please begin by having a look at the following video https://vimeo.com/463894279. Remember that you can pause the video at any time so that you can have a go at working out the answers. Please use practical resources along the way if you feel that these help. Remember that the bar model is another way of showing parts and whole numbers, with each part being a different size depending on how big or small the number is.

 

Once you have looked at the video, please try the task below.

P.E

Super Sonic Training

Yoga and Mindfulness: Outside In The Woods | Cosmic Kids

Story Time with Mrs Brady

Story Time with Mrs Brady

Tuesday 20th October

 

Start your day off with some GoNoodle moves!

Phonics
Good morning everyone! Today we are going to review the sound 'ar'.

Tuesday 20th Phonics

English

Today's activity is to write all about your sleepover party! You will need to imagine what happened at your sleepover party... Did you manage to do everything you planned? What games did you play? Did you sleep well? 

 

In the document below, you will find a page which looks just like the story map from last week. This is where the children can create a story map of their very own sleepover! On page 2, they will then need to write sentences to match each picture. 

Maths

Today we are going to compare number bonds. The children will need to use the terms ‘greater than/more than’, ‘fewer than/less than’ and ‘equal to’. They will also need to recognise the mathematical symbols for these terms which are: >, < or =. Please begin by looking at the following video: https://vimeo.com/463895735

 

There is then a task to complete below.

Science
For Science today, we will continue our learning about autumn. Please begin by looking at the 'Hibernation' powerpoint and then have a look at the pdf story called 'Don't Hog the Hedge'. There is then a hedgehog craft to complete (see below for the instructions and the template). Alternatively, your child could write a list of all the facts they have learnt about hibernation. 
Just for Fun!

Story Time with Miss Bone - Elmer 

 

As some of you know, Miss Bone's favourite animal is an elephant. Here is a story which Miss Bone loved when she was at school(!) and she still loves it today.

Story Time with Miss Bone - Elmer

Wednesday 21st October

 

Move and groove along to GoNoodle!

Phonics
Today we will be learning a new sound - 'ai'. The children will then have some words to spell, a book to read and a sentence to write. 

Wednesday 21st Phonics

Big Blob and Baby Blob

English

For English today I would like the children to become authors! I would like them to write a new adventure story for Harry and the dinosaurs - how exciting! Please have a look at the writing template below but feel free to use your own resources too. The children will need to draw the front cover of their story on the first page and also include the title of their new story here too. Please encourage the children to think carefully about what could happen in their story before they write it down. They will need to think about how stories are structured with a beginning, a middle and an end. I can't wait to read their stories! 

 

Example titles could be:

Harry and the Dinosaurs in Autumn

Harry and the Dinosaurs Go Fishing

Harry and the Dinosaurs Go Camping

Harry and the Dinosaurs on Holiday

Maths

Today the children will begin to understand word problems which are linked to addition (as well as their knowledge of number bonds to ten). Please begin by looking at the following video: https://vimeo.com/466112329

 

The children may need some help with reading the word problems today. Please encourage them to use practical objects to help them work out the answers to questions. 

 

There is also a challenge question to complete today!

P.E

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Tallulah the Owlet | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

Thursday 22nd October 

 

Kick start your day with some fun exercises!

Phonics

Phonics - Thursday 22nd October

The Chest in the Sand

English

We have now completed our 'Harry and the Dinosaurs' English topic. Well done to all the children for their super robot, dinosaur and pyjama designs, their ability to sequence and retell stories and for their comprehension skills this term!

 

For our last English session, I have provided some activities which link to our learning in Science. You will find an autumn word search, a writing activity about each season and also a writing template for the children to write about their favourite season. It would be great if the children could extend their sentences with some conjunctions such as 'and' or 'because'. There is also a Halloween word search to finish off with! 

Maths

In today’s maths session, the children will be continuing their learning on addition. This time, they will be learning how to add more. Please begin by using this video: https://vimeo.com/466113127 and then complete the task below.

 

There are a number of word problems again today so your child may need further support in order to read them.

History/R.E

In R.E we have learnt that a church is a Christian place of worship. In History, we have been learning about St Botolph's Church, otherwise known as Boston Stump! Today, we would like the children to see if they can recall the things that can be seen on the outside of a church and also the items that can be found inside a church. The powerpoint below (which you used last week) will help to refresh this knowledge. There is also a labelling worksheet which the children have used already in class... we wonder if they can refresh their memory with this too! 

 

Once these tasks have been completed, we thought it would be fun for the children to create their own 'junk model' church or Boston Stump! The children could use empty boxes and cartons to do this. Some examples are shown below. Have fun! 

Holiday Activities
Phonics/English
Maths
Creative
Visit Bell's Pumpkin Patch! Tickets must be booked in advance - see link below. 

This week we have been exploring ordinal numbers from 1st to 10th in maths. The children really enjoyed the opportunity to collect natural materials to sort for this particular activity. They worked in groups to collect a variety of materials, twigs, leaves and stones that they could use to test each others mathematical skills. 

They really have risen to the challenge in maths and shown their amazing abilities, they've even been teaching me a few moves when it comes to counting and dancing, and we've learnt so much already. 

Taking the learning outdoors

Welcome to Woodpeckers Class!

 

Wow! We have had a wonderful start to the school year! All of the children have really impressed us with their behaviour, their resilience to change and, of course, their love of learning. It has been wonderful to see friends reunited again after such a long time. We have certainly had a classroom full of smiles!

Mrs Brady will be teaching the class on a Monday and Tuesday and Mrs Lidgard will teach on a wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

We started our first couple of days in Year 1 with Art and PSHE activities. We have developed our own class rules, we have thought about who we can talk to if we have a problem or if we are feeling worried (both at home and in school) and we have talked about the changes in school which will help to keep us safe.

We have loved being creative! We painted self-portraits which will be displayed in the corridor for everyone to see. We area all very impressed with the artistic flair we have seen in lots of children. 

The past few months have certainly been a challenge and we understand that the journeys you have faced as families are all very different. We are gradually introducing more formal learning but we will gauge this according to the needs of the children.

We hope you have all received a copy of the Year 1 newsletter. We  will attach a copy onto this webpage too. A few further details are outlined below.

Mrs Freeston and Mrs Wroblewska --- are our TAs . Mrs Freeston works Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and Mrs Wroblewska works on Thursday and Friday. Mrs Ferguson and Ms Janisewska will also support us over the course of some afternoons each week.

 Our PE days are Monday and Wednesday and Redaing books are changed on a Tuesday and Friday.

 

 

 

 

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