Year 1 Work

Week beginning 1st June 2020

 

Our topic this half term is Space!

 

As you will have seen on the news Elon Musk’s company has successfully launched astronauts into space at the weekend. Please share this news with your children, watch the videos and look at some articles together.

 

Literacy

 

Write an article about the launch:

Who went?

Where did they go?

How long did it take?

When did they go?

What happened?

How do they feel?

 

We can’t wait to see your articles!

As always, remind your child of capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. Encourage them to use a range of conjunctions and, but, so,because etc.

 

Maths

 

We would like you to work on time, including o’ clock and half past, this also includes comparing times and days of the week. Children should become familiar with the days of the week and months of the year. There are reasoning and problem solving activities and a range of planning for this at the following White Rose link:

http://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/SoLs/Primary/Summer_Term_SOL/Year -1-Block-6-Time.pdf

 

Science

Can you name the planets? What order are they from the Sun? There are some great songs on you tube to help you learn all about them!

 

 

 

 

 

Week commencing 18th May 2020

Maths

In maths this week we would like you to recap number bonds. Initially practise the bonds to 10.
0+10=10
1+9=10
2+8=10
3+7=10
4+6=10
5+5=10
Children also need to understand that they can also be written the other way
10+0=10
9+1=10
8+2=10
7+3=10
6+4=10
(There are 11 bonds in total)
We often teach number bonds with sticks of 10, splitting them into 2 parts. You could improvise with 10 objects, hide some, how many are left?
Once children know their bonds to 10 they will then move onto the related subtraction facts eg
10 – 8 = 2
They will hopefully see a pattern that 8 + 2 = 10. Again, use objects to secure this learning.

Once bonds to 10 have been covered, children can move onto bonds to 20. Explaining that they need an extra 10 so this will be added to one of the parts.
eg
8+2=10 would become 18+2=20 or 8+12=20, related subtraction facts can be learnt at this point too.

Here are a few websites you may find useful
http://www.mental-arithmetic.co.uk/Number-Bonds-to-10.htm
You tube – search bonds t0 10
https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/number-bonds-up-to-10
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Literacy
We would like you to work on the suffixes er and est this week.
Often it is very simple to add ‘-er’ and ‘-est’ suffixes. For instance, in the word Faster, the suffix can simply be placed on the end of the original word. However, with words ending in ‘y’, this can become more complex and often requires further modification. For this reason please only use words where the root word doesn’t change for Year 1 children, children learn the rules in Year 2.

Science
Recap of materials, ask your child which materials they can remember
plastic
glass
stone
wood
metal
Go on a hunt around your house and find objects made of these materials. Have discussions around why things are made from those materials, try and use scientific words such as waterproof, rough, dull, shiny, absorbent.

As always we would love to see pictures of your home learning on class dojo.

 

Week commencing Monday 11th May 2020

Literacy

Stories have lots of different characters in them and this week we would like you to write some questions to ask a character from a story.

Remember that questions need to have a question mark ? at the end instead of a full stop and you can answer it.

Here are a few question words that you could use to start your question.

Who?

What?

Where?

Why?

How?

Do?

Here are a few examples of questions you could ask Goldilocks.

Where do you live?

Why did you break in?

Do you feel bad for breaking things?

Have you changed?

How old are you?

Have you got any questions you would like to ask a teacher? They would love to see your writing and might even answer some of the questions you have!

Phonics

Visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw for daily phonic lessons.

Maths

White Rose Maths have created some home learning packs. The link below will consolidate the learning your child has done so far. Including doubles, halves and quarters. The problem solving activities on here are really useful and what we would use in school.

 https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

We would also like you to introduce money. There are some good resources on Twinkl to use and letting the children explore the coins is also useful. Maybe they could order them?

Science

Keep going with your weather diary. What have you noticed? Maybe you could write some sentences about what you have found out.

Think about the changes in seasons and what clothes you would wear in Winter and what clothes you would wear in Summer. Are they the same? Use the resources below to help you decide or you could look at your clothes and decide whether you would wear them in Winter or Summer.

 

Week commencing Monday 4th May 2020

 

Literacy

Stories have lots of different settings, for example; woods, houses, farms, jungles etc

Here are some examples of story settings with words to describe them:

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-l-8624-story-settings-description-writing-frames

Can you write a setting description using lots of different adjectives?

Here is my description about the woodland. I thought of some adjectives first and then put them into sentences.

 

Deep

Damp

Dark

Green

Gloomy

Scary

Natural

Moist

Wet

Quiet

Lonely

 

The woodland is dark and gloomy. The trees are tall and covered in green leaves. It is huge because it goes on for miles and miles. The grass is damp and moist on my feet. All I can hear is the birds singing and the crunch of the twigs on the ground.

Can you highlight all the adjectives you have used in yours?

Phonics

Visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw for daily phonic lessons.

 Maths

 

White Rose maths have created some home learning packs. The link below will consolidate the learning your child has done so far. Including doubles, halves and quarters. The problem solving activities on here are really useful and what we would use in school.

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

Science

Keep going with your weather diary. What have you noticed? Maybe you could write some sentences about what you have found out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week beginning 27th April 2020

Home learning

 

Literacy

Last week in literacy you were asked to read a range of traditional tales. This week we would like you to read the story of the three bears and pretend you are Goldilocks. Goldilocks wasn’t very nice so she needs to apologise for her behaviour. Write a letter to the three bears, tell them why you are writing, what you did in their house, what you liked and didn’t like and what you are going to do to make it up to them (eg send them a present, invite them for tea etc).You could always post your letter into school for your teacher to see!

Maths

This week we would like you to look at halves and quarters. Children should be learning how to quarter shapes and numbers.

There are many useful resources for this on www.twinkl.co.uk, here are a few:

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-he-440-year-1-maths-fractions-learning-from-home-activity-booklet-activity-booklet

 

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-n-1382-halves-and-quarters-fractions-worksheets

 

We teach quartering by sharing into 4, the example below shows an example of how to quarter 16.

Count to 16 by putting a line in each box and repeating until you get to 16. You should get 4 lines in each box, a quarter of 16 is 4.

Some children will soon learn to apply their knowledge of halves to find the quarter. Eg halve of 16 is 8, halve of 8 is 4.

 
 
       
 

Don’t forget to go on Sumdog to help your class win the competition!

 

Science

In science this term we would have been looking at plants and trees.There are some tree identification sheets on twinkl. Link below. Use the pictures to identify the trees on your daily exercise walk.

 

Take some photos and let us know what you find!

Art & DT

Use the materials you have in your home to make a traditional tale themed creation. This could be a sewing, collage, biscuit, cake, model etc. We would love to see your creations, send a picture to your teacher on class dojo!

 

 

 

Week Beginning 20th April 2020 

Hello everyone, hope you have had a lovely Easter and are continuing to keep safe.

Our new topic for this term is Once Upon a Time.

This week in maths, we would have been learning all doubles and halves.

Possible activities to complete at home:

Literacy – Read a traditional tale. Can you re-write your own version of it?

Spellings for this week will be put on a separate link. Were you a Super Spelling this week?

DT – Design a tall tower and think about the materials you would need.

Tower picture

Science/Geography – Look at how the weather is changing and keep a weather diary.  https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/roi-t-25943-my-weather-record-activity-sheet

Weather record

If you would like to send in pictures of the work that you have been doing at home or would like some support, please message your class teacher via ClassDojo and they will get back to you.

Keep safe, see you soon.

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Easter Holidays

Easter Holidays

Week Beginning 30th March 2020

Hello everyone, hope you are keeping safe.

This week in maths, we would have been learning all about weight.

Possible activities to complete at home:

  • Find objects to compare at home using the language heavier/lighter/heaviest/lightest – can you order what you have found from lightest to heaviest?
  • BAKING – Find a recipe online and follow it (if you have the right ingredients).
  • https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ is a useful link with videos and activities (you don’t have to print them) if you need help with introducing & measuring weight to your children. This website is updated weekly with the next steps on for your children.

Art – Create a dinosaur picture using materials you have at home (collage, paint, sketch, crayon, pastel)

Literacy – Write a character description about your dinosaur. Don’t forget to use some interesting adjectives and a range of conjunctions (and, but, because).

Spellings for this week will be put on a separate link. Were you a Super Spelling this week?

If you would like to send in pictures of the work that you have been doing at home, just email it to the school email and it will get forwarded to us. Your teacher would love to see it!

Keep safe, see you soon.

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Tuesday 24th March 2020

Hello everyone, we hope you have enjoyed doing your measuring and time activities over the last few days.

Could you write a daily diary including the times you are doing different things?

eg

9 o’clock I ate my breakfast.

10 o’ clock I went on Phonics play.

Half past ten I went outside to do some exercise.

Stay safe everyone, we look forward to seeing you all again as soon as we can!

 

Week Beginning Monday 23rd March 2020

Here are a few activities that should keep you busy this week.

Each morning, PE WITH JOE, by Joe Wicks, is streaming live on his YouTube channel at 9am. This is a 30 minute workout class suitable for all ages. Children who are in school will be joining in so why don’t you.

Please help your child to tell the time. Year 1 children should be able to tell the time for o’clock and half past times. We gave homework a few weeks ago to create a clock so you could use this to practise with your child.

Measure is another activity that is easy to teach at home, use the ruler provided to measure items in the home to the nearest centimetre. Language such as longer and shorter should also be used.

Most children will have their bean diaries at home, so please complete these each week. You could use your rulers to measure them!