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1:30pm - RE 

We watched the video of the teachers talking about the Easter story and paused think about questions. R.E. | Leedon Lower School (secure-primarysite.net)

11am - Maths 

We practiced counting and exercising with Jack Hartman: Count by 1's to 50 - Forward and Backward | Counting Song for Kids | Count to 50 | Jack Hartmann - YouTube Then we watched the video “Subtracting lengths” Spring Week 9 – Measurement: Length and Height | White Rose Maths and completed the worksheets: Maths | Leedon Lower School (secure-primarysite.net)

English 4th March

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9:15 – Phonics:

We danced “Just Dance Despacito”, then played “Flashcards Time Trial” and “Picnic on Pluto Phase 4” on Phonics play Flashcards Speed Trials (phonicsplay.co.uk). The I dictated the sentence: “I can stand in the street and crunch my lunch.”

English: Reading and tasks: Compare Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong by reading the book “Epic Adventures” on Bug Club: ActiveLearn: Login (activelearnprimary.co.uk). We read the book on Bug Club and then the children completed the comparison worksheet below.

1:30pm: Spanish

We watched the videos on the Spanish page of the school website: Spanish | Leedon Lower School (secure-primarysite.net) and completed the worksheet.

English 3rd of March

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We danced “Just Dance The Final Countdown”, then played “Tricky Word Trucks” on Phonics play. Next, I asked each child to give 1 tricky word and we all wrote it down. Then we played “Buried Treasure” on Phonicsplay Phase 4: PhonicsPlay - Phase 4 Resources Finaly, we watched a short video about Amelia Earhart: Amelia Earhart Biography for Kids | Classroom Edition - YouTube and read the warm task about her.

1:30pm - Geography

 Mapping We looked a the PPT about the continents, then watched Mrs Ashley sing about the Oceans. Next we saw the world starting in school on Google Earth: Google Earth, and finally I asked the children to complete the world map including the oceans: Geography | Leedon Lower School

English Tuesday 2 March

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We danced “Just Dance Mario”, practiced writing the words: flag, spit, crab, trim, dump. Then we played “Making a Match” on Phonicsplay Phase 4: Make a Match - Phase 4 (phonicsplay.co.uk) Next, we watched a short video about Ernest Shackelton: Ernest Shackleton for Kids by Jesse Kanfer - YouTube and read the warm task about him.

1:30pm - Science

We discussed objects and materials and their properties from last week. Then reviewed the PowerPoint and I asked the children to choose 5 objects and test the properties of their materials.

11am: Maths

We watched the video "Introducing the Ruler" on White Rose Maths Spring Week 9 – Measurement: Length and Height | White Rose Maths, then chose between the Cold Task or Hot Task Worksheets Maths | Leedon Lower School (secure-primarysite.net).

 

Phonics Monday 9:15am

We dances "I like to Move it" on Jump Start Johnny: Exercise, Dance & Workouts for Kids | Jump Start Jonny

Then we played Speed Trial Flash cards Phase 2 & 3 on Phonic Play: PhonicsPlay

we practiced writing, then spelling the following multi - syllable words: 

sandpit, lunchbox, helper, shelter.

Lastly we returned to Phonicsplay and played Buried Treasure Phase 3 & 4.

English - Monday 1st of March

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Today's explorer is Mary Kinglsley. You can read one of the tasks below to learn more about her and answer the questions.

English - Friday 26 February

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Today's explorer is James Cook (Captain Cook). Read one of the tasks below and answer the questions to find out a bit more about his life and adventures.
In today's RE lesson, we looked at what new life we might see around Easter time.  We will be looking at the Easter story in detail over the next few weeks but for today, can you please share what you already know about Easter?  It might be something religious (why it's celebrated) or it might be something secular (what might I find in the shops around Easter?).

English - Thursday 25 February

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Happy birthday Niamh!

English - Wednesday 24 February

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Our second explorer in this unit is Ibn Battuta. Today, I'd like you to read one of the information pages about him and try to answer the questions. Then, after that, have a look at the map on the pictures sheet and see how far he travelled. Your challenge today is to imagine you were on a journey with Ibn Battuta and to write a postcard home about what you saw or did.

English - Tuesday 23 February

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Science - Monday 22 February

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Maths - Monday 22 February

 

Today, we have been learning about counting.  We started by watching a Jack Hartmann Workout and Count video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_yUC1NCFkE&t=2s) and then we looked at the White Rose Activity video (the links to these are below).

 

For your activity today, I would like you to make up your own video counting in 2s or 5s.  You can make it an exercise one if you like or you can just demonstrate the counting (maybe using shoes to count to 2).

English - Monday 22 February

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Friday 5th February – 11 am

Maths – We sang and counted to 50 with Jack Hartman. ((22) Count by 1's to 50 - Forward and Backward | Counting Song for Kids | Count to 50 | Jack Hartmann - YouTube),

Next, we watched the 5th White Rose Maths video about “Represent numbers to 50” (Spring Week 5 – Number: Place Value (within 50) | White Rose Maths), Maths | Leedon Lower School (secure-primarysite.net).

Friday 5th February – 9:15 am

We started by doing some “Jump start Jonny”: Exercise, Dance & Workouts for Kids | Jump Start Jonny.

Phonics – We practiced reading some more tricky words then read the interactive story “What did you put in my lunchbox” on Phonics Play: PhonicsPlay - Phase 4 Resources.

English – We watched the video about “Pirate Rules” (22) Horrible Histories - Pirate Rules | Putrid Pirates - YouTube and discussed why rules are important. Then I asked the children to pretend to be captains and write a list of rules for their own pirate ships.

Thursday 4th February – 1:30 pm

RE – I showed the children the 1st video virtual tour of a church R.E. | Leedon Lower School (secure-primarysite.net). Then they had a choice of the following:

Less confident writers – draw and label one or two of the things in the church that they thought were important.

More confident writers – make a short guidebook for the church. The guidebook should include pictures of at least 4 objects in the church and explain what they are and how they are used.

Thursday 4th February – 11 am

Maths – We sang the Spanish numbers to 20. ((22) Numbers Song in Spanish. Canción de los números de BASHO & FRIENDS - YouTube),

Next, we watched the 4th White Rose Maths video about “Tens and 1s” (Spring Week 5 – Number: Place Value (within 50) | White Rose Maths), Maths | Leedon Lower School (secure-primarysite.net).

Thursday 4th February – 9:15 am

We started by dancing Just Dance “Jump start Jonny”: Exercise, Dance & Workouts for Kids | Jump Start Jonny.

Phonics – We practiced reading some more tricky words (My damp tent smells as bad as a mad skunk. Do all brown toads grunt and groan? My chimp had a sandwich for her lunch). and then played Buried Treasure on Phonics Play: PhonicsPlay - Phase 4 Resources.

English – We looked at the painting “The Pirates Discussion” by Arthur David McCormick. We spoke about what a “Discussion” is and I asked the children to use speech bubbles to write down the discussion that they think took place.

Wednesday 3rd February – 1:30 pm

Spanish – I showed the children the video about emotions Spanish | Leedon Lower School (secure-primarysite.net). Then asked them practice asking their family, pets and toys how they are feeling and writing down the answers.

Wednesday 3rd February – 11 am

Maths – We sang along with Jack Hartman counting by 2s to 100. ((22) Grandma and Grandpa on the Farm | Count by 2's to 100 | Jack Hartmann - YouTube),

Next, we watched the 3rd White Rose Maths video about “Counting forwards and backwards within 50” (Spring Week 5 – Number: Place Value (within 50) | White Rose Maths), Maths | Leedon Lower School (secure-primarysite.net).

Wednesday 3rd February – 9:15 am

We started by dancing Just Dance “Let it go”: (22) Just Dance 2015 - Let It Go Disney's Frozen - YouTube.

Phonics – We practiced reading some more tricky words (Dump, sent, bump, jump, went, tent, damp, bend, mend).  and then played Picnic on Pluto on Phonics Play: PhonicsPlay - Phase 4 Resources.

English – We looked at the painting “The Pirates Discussion” by Arthur David McCormick and I asked the children to write a description of it using adjectives.

Tuesday 2nd February – 1:30 pm

Art / Music – I showed the children the video of the song “Being a pirate” Music | Leedon Lower School (secure-primarysite.net) and asked them to learn to sing it. Then I showed them a treasure map (in the document below) and said they could choose between the learning the song or making their own treasure map.

Tuesday 2nd  February – 11 am

Maths – We sang along with Jack Hartman counting by 2s to 100. ((22) Grandma and Grandpa on the Farm | Count by 2's to 100 | Jack Hartmann - YouTube),

Next, we watched the 2nd White Rose Maths video about “Numbers to 50” (Spring Week 5 – Number: Place Value (within 50) | White Rose Maths), Maths | Leedon Lower School (secure-primarysite.net).

Tuesday 2nd February – 9:15 am

We started by dancing Just Dance “What makes you beautiful”: (22) Just Dance 4 - What Makes You Beautiful - One Direction - 5 Stars - YouTube.

Phonics – We practiced reading some more tricky words (Said, so, do, have, like, some, come,

were, there, little, one, when, out, what) and then played Tricky word Trucks on Phonics Play: PhonicsPlay - Phase 4 Resources.

English – We read the message in the bottle from Sam and Polly and I asked them to write a response. Lastly I explained that this afternoon we would be discussing making a treasure map. 

Monday 1st February – 1:30 pm

Science – I reminded the children of the materials that we discussed last week and then we discussed what an object is. We looked at a PowerPoint about Objects and materials and then I asked the children to find 3 objects made of different materials and then 1 object made of 3 different materials.

Monday 1st February – 11 am

Maths – We sang along with Jack Hartman counting by 5s to 100. ((17) Count by 5's | Grandma and Grandpa at the Beach | Jack Hartmann - YouTube),

Next, we watched the 1st White Rose Maths video about “Counting to 50 by making 10s” (Spring Week 5 – Number: Place Value (within 50) | White Rose Maths), Maths | Leedon Lower School (secure-primarysite.net). Lastly, I asked the children to count as high as they could and send us the number on Seesaw.

Monday 1st February – 9:15 am

We started by dancing Just Dance “Who let the dogs out”: (17) 🌟 Who Let The Dogs Out || Baha Men || Just dance 3 🌟 - YouTube.

Phonics – We practiced reading some more tricky words and then played Buried Treasure on Phonics Play: PhonicsPlay - Phase 4 Resources. I reminded them where to find Phase 4 Matching Make a Match to play on their own.

English – We read answered Fergus’s poem questions and I asked the children if they could write their own poem about what they put in their treasure chests last week.  

Friday 29th January – 9:15 am

We started by dancing Just Dance “Who let the dogs out”: (17) 🌟 Who Let The Dogs Out || Baha Men || Just dance 3 🌟 - YouTube.

Phonics – We practiced reading some more tricky words and then played Picnic on Pluto on Phonics Play: PhonicsPlay - Phase 4 Resources. I reminded them where to find Phase 4 Matching Make a Match to play on their own.

English – We read Sayeeda’s instructions for writing a story.

Sayeeda's instructions for writing a story

Thursday 28th January – 1:30 pm

RE – We looked different Church towers and Steeples around England in the PDF: R.E. | Leedon Lower School (secure-primarysite.net). We spoke about why they are built so tall and what they were used for (bell towers, clock towers, drawing our eyes up to the heavens, a safe place during attacks on the city). Lastly, I asked the children to try and build their own Steeples/Towers from any materials they wanted and share these on Seesaw.

Thursday 28th January – 11 am

Maths – We sang along with Jack Hartman counting by 5s to 100. ((17) Count by 5's | Grandma and Grandpa at the Beach | Jack Hartmann - YouTube),

Next, we watched the 4th White Rose Maths video about “Compare sentences” (Spring Week 4 – Number: Addition and Subtraction (within 20) | White Rose Maths), Maths | Leedon Lower School (secure-primarysite.net). Lastly, I asked the children to count all the crockery in their house and put their answers on Seesaw.

Sayeeda the Pirate Princess

Thursday 28th January – 9:15 am

We started by dancing Just Dance “Ghost Busters”: (17) Just Dance 2014 - Ghostbusters (Classic 5 Stars) PS3 - YouTube.

Phonics – We practiced reading some more tricky words and then played Dragon’s Den on Phonics Play: PhonicsPlay - Phase 4 Resources. I reminded them where to find Phase 4 Matching Make a Match to play on their own.

English – We discussed Capital letters and full stops and then I asked them to rewrite Sayeeda’s Diary.

Wednesday 27th January – 1:30 pm

Spanish – We tried dancing some Flamenco: (17) Clases de Flamenco para niñ@s - YouTube. Next, I asked the children if they remembered any of the greetings from last week. Then we watched the video about La familia: (17) Family members in Spanish for Children | Educational Videos for Kids - YouTube and I asked them to make a family tree poster.

Wednesday 27th January – 11 am

Maths – We sang along with Jack Hartman counting by 5s to 100. ((17) Count by 5's | Grandma and Grandpa at the Beach | Jack Hartmann - YouTube),

Next, we watched the 3rd White Rose Maths video about “Related facts” (Spring Week 4 – Number: Addition and Subtraction (within 20) | White Rose Maths), Maths | Leedon Lower School (secure-primarysite.net). Lastly, I asked the children to count all the fingers and toes (including pets and toys) in their house and put their answers on Seesaw.

Wednesday 27th January – 9:15 am

We started by dancing Just Dance “Shake it off”: (17) Just Dance 2021 - Shake It Off - Taylor Swift - YouTube. I asked the children to wish Reggie a happy birthday on Seesaw.

Phonics – We practiced reading some more tricky words and then played Buried Treasure on Phonics Play: PhonicsPlay - Phase 4 Resources. I reminded them where to find Phase 4 Matching Make a Match to play on their own.

English – I told the children that they could re-read the story if they wanted after the class. Then we listened to the song “When I sucked my thumb”: When I was one I sucked my thumb - BBC Teach. Finally, I asked them to make a list of 6 things that they would put in their own treasure chest before a voyage out to sea.

Happy birthday Reggie!

Tuesday 26th January – 1:30 pm

Art – I asked the children to make a Pirate themed collage using some of the materials they identified on Monday. You can read the instruction PDF below.

Tuesday 26th January – 11 am

Maths – We sang along with Jack Hartman counting by 2s to 100. ((17) Count by 2 | Dancing 2's | Skip Counting by 2 | Count to 100 | Educational Songs | Jack Hartmann - YouTube),

Next, we watched the 2nd White Rose Maths video about “Subtraction crossing 10 (2)” (Spring Week 4 – Number: Addition and Subtraction (within 20) | White Rose Maths), Maths | Leedon Lower School (secure-primarysite.net). Lastly, I asked the children to count all the books in their house and put their answers on Seesaw.

Sayeeda the Princess Pirate

Tuesday 26th January – 9:15 am

We started by dancing Just Dance “I gotta feeling”: (17) 🌟 Just Dance 2016 - I Gotta Feeling - Classroom Version 🌟 - YouTube.

Phonics – We practiced reading some tricky words and then played Tricky Word Trucks on Phonics Play: PhonicsPlay - Phase 4 Resources. I reminded them where to find Phase 4 Matching Make a Match to play on their own.

English – We read the story of Sayeeda the Pirate Princess again and discussed the story. I asked them to try and answer the questions.

Monday 25th January – 1:30 pm

Science – We looked at the PowerPoint about identifying and describing materials. We discussed the slides and then I asked the children to find examples of the different materials in their homes. They either draw or photograph these and label them with adjectives to describe them, and upload them to Seesaw.

Monday 25th January – 11 am

Maths – We sang along with Jack Hartman counting back from 100. ((8) Count Backwards from 100 by 1's | Exercise and Count | Jack Hartmann Countdown From 100 - YouTube),

Next I asked the children to run around the house and count all the shoes, boots and slippers they could find. (try to count in 2s). Then we watched the 1st White Rose Maths video about “Subtraction crossing 10 – Counting Back” (Spring Week 4 – Number: Addition and Subtraction (within 20) | White Rose Maths), Maths | Leedon Lower School (secure-primarysite.net)

Monday 25th January – 9:15 am

We started by dancing Just Dance “Dance Monkey”: (15) DANCE MONKEY - TONES AND I - Mashup - Just Dance 2021 - FanMade - YouTube.

Phonics – We practiced reading some tricky words and then we played Reading Robot and Flash Cards Speed Trial on Phonics Play: PhonicsPlay. And I showed them where to find Phase 4 Matching Make a Match to play on their own.

English – We read the story of Sayeeda the Pirate Princess and discussed the story. I asked them to try and write the following words from the story:

Galleon, breeze and swoop. Lastly I asked them to try Mrs Cullen’s PE Pirate exercises – lesson 1 - HOME PE - Pirate Fitness KS1 | Primary PE Planning

Friday 22nd January – 11 am

Maths – We sang along with Jack Hartman counting back from 100. ((8) Count Backwards from 100 by 1's | Exercise and Count | Jack Hartmann Countdown From 100 - YouTube),

Next we watched the 5th White Rose Maths video about “Subtraction crossing 10 – Counting Back” (Spring Week 3 – Number: Addition and Subtraction (within 20) | White Rose Maths), Maths | Leedon Lower School (secure-primarysite.net) Then I asked the children to go to the kitchen and count all the cutlery. They must write down the total, and then take away the forks and write down how many are left. The repeat with the knives, spoons, etc. Post their answers on Seesaw. Lastly, I asked the children to keep playing Doodle Maths and bug club.

Friday 22nd January – 9 am

We started by dancing Just Dance “Kung fu Fighting”: (8) Just Dance Unlimited "Kung Fu Fighting" - YouTube. I also showed the children the PE challenge from Mrs Cullen: https://www.leedonlowerschool.co.uk/pe-1/

Phonics – We practiced reading some tricky words and then we played Dragon’s Den on Phonics Play: PhonicsPlay.

English - I congratulated those that had put their story mountains on Seesaw and I asked the children to research pirates. (https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/history/pirates/)

Thursday 21st January – 1:30 pm

R.E. – We discussed what they remembered about last weeks lesson about churches and if they what people did in the church. Then we looked at a PPT about the inside of churches and some of things that can be found there. R.E. | Leedon Lower School (secure-primarysite.net) 

Thursday 21st January – 11 am

Maths – We sang along with Jack Hartman counting forwards and back to 50. ((8) Count by 1's to 50 - Forward and Backward | Counting Song for Kids | Count to 50 | Jack Hartmann - YouTube), then I asked the children to run around the house and count all the doors and walls.

Next we watched the 4th White Rose Maths video about “Subtraction not crossing 10 – Counting Back” (Spring Week 3 – Number: Addition and Subtraction (within 20) | White Rose Maths), Maths | Leedon Lower School (secure-primarysite.net) Lastly I asked the children to play Doodle Maths and build a robot.

Thursday 1st January – 9 am

We started by dancing Just Dance “Macarena”: (8) 🌟 Macarena - The Girty Team | Just Dance 2015 🌟 - YouTube. I also showed the children the PE challenge from Mrs Cullen: https://www.leedonlowerschool.co.uk/pe-1/

Phonics – We learned the next 4 phonemes: sc, sk, sn, nch and wrote down some tricky words. Then we played Dragon’s Den on Phonics Play: PhonicsPlay.

English -    I congratulated those that had put their story mountains on Seesaw and asked the others to do so. Lastly, I asked them to write their stories using capital letters, full stops, adjectives and similes.

Wednesday 20th January – 1:30 pm

Spanish – We danced Zumba Despacito: (8) Despacito/Alejandro vidal - zumba kids - YouTube. Next, I showed the children a short video about what we have already learned and then a longer video with additional greetings: (8) Spanish Greetings for Kids | Spanish Academy TV - YouTube.

Wednesday 20th January – 11 am

Maths – We sang along with Jack Hartman counting forwards and back to 50. ((8) Count by 1's to 50 - Forward and Backward | Counting Song for Kids | Count to 50 | Jack Hartmann - YouTube), then I asked the children to run around the house and count all the walls.

Next we watched the 3rd White Rose Maths video about “Subtraction not crossing 10” (Spring Week 3 – Number: Addition and Subtraction (within 20) | White Rose Maths), Maths | Leedon Lower School (secure-primarysite.net) Lastly I asked the children to play Doodle Maths and build a robot.

Wednesday 20th January – 9 am

We started by dancing Just Dance “Old Town Road”: (8) Just Dance 2020 Wii - Old Town Road - YouTube

Phonics – We learned the next 4 phonemes: gl, pl, cl, tw and wrote down some tricky words. Then we played Buried Treasure on Phonics Play: PhonicsPlay.

English -    I congratulated those that had put their story mountains on Seesaw and asked the others to do so. Next, I explained that they needed to think about a Resolution and Ending for their stories and add those to their story mountains and Seesaw.

Tuesday 19th January – 1:30 pm

Design and technology – I asked the children to use the recycling that they have collected to make a vehicle. We looked at some examples on the PowerPoint on the school webpage in the year 1 Art and Design section: Art and design | Leedon Lower School (secure-primarysite.net). When finished, please upload to Seesaw. Have fun!

 

Tuesday 19th January – 11 am

Maths – We sang along with Jack Hartman counting forwards and back to 30. ((8) 1 to 30 and 30 to 1 | Jack Hartmann Count to 30 | Counting Song - YouTube), then I asked the children to run around the house and count all the pillows.

Next we watched the 1st White Rose Maths video about “Add by making 10” (Spring Week 3 – Number: Addition and Subtraction (within 20) | White Rose Maths), Maths | Leedon Lower School (secure-primarysite.net) Lastly I asked the children to play Doodle Maths and build a robot.

Tuesday 19th January – 9 am

We started by dancing Just Dance “What does the fox say”: (8) Just Dance 2015 - The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?) - Full Gameplay - YouTube

Phonics – We learned the next 4 phonemes: st, fr, bl, fl and wrote down some tricky words. Then we played Tricky word Trucks on Phonics Play: PhonicsPlay.

English -    I reminded the children of the two stories we have read this term – The Magical Bicycle and The Dreamer, and that we spoke about Adjectives and Similes. I asked a few students to share their characters and then we discussed the build-up (what’s happening and what do they wish for) and the problem. Finally, I asked them to write these parts of their story.

 

Monday 18th January – 1:30 pm

Science – I asked the children to think about what changes we have to make for winter and to think about what animals have to do. We looked at the PPt from the school science page: Science | Leedon Lower School (secure-primarysite.net) and discussed the following words: Hibernate, migrate and adapt. Then please choose an animal and what it does to adapt to the Winter. Please upload to Seesaw.

Monday 18th January – 11 am

Maths – We sang along with Jack Hartman counting forwards and back to 30. ((8) 1 to 30 and 30 to 1 | Jack Hartmann Count to 30 | Counting Song - YouTube), then I asked the children to run around the house and count all the chairs and beds.

Next we watched the 1st White Rose Maths video about “Add by making 10 Activity” (Spring Week 3 – Number: Addition and Subtraction (within 20) | White Rose Maths), Maths | Leedon Lower School (secure-primarysite.net) Lastly I asked the children to play Doodle Maths and build a robot.

Monday 18th January – 9 am

We started by dancing Just Dance The final countdown: (8) 🌟 The Final Countdown - Europe | Just Dance 4 🌟 - YouTube

Phonics – We learned the next 4 phonemes: cr, br, sl, sp. Then we played Tricky word Trucks on Phonics Play: PhonicsPlay.

English -    I reminded the children of the two stories we have read this term – The Magical Bicycle and The Dreamer, and that we spoke about Adjectives and Similes. I explained that this week we will be writing our own stories and that today they need to think of their own characters. Draw, describe and upload to seesaw.

Friday 15th January – 1:30 pm

Maths – We sang along with Jack Hartman counting in different ways. (Workout & Count | Skip Count by 2's, 5's and 10's | Count Backwards | Jack Hartmann - YouTube), then I asked the children to run around the house and count all the windows.

Next we watched the 5th  White Rose Maths video about “Find and make number bonds” (Spring Week 2 - Number: Addition and Subtraction (within 20) | White Rose Maths) and completed questions 1 – 4 from the “Add ones using number bonds” PowerPoint. Maths | Leedon Lower School (secure-primarysite.net)

Friday 15th January – 9 am

We started by dancing Just Dance YMCA: Just Dance 2020 The song Y.M.C.A - YouTube

Phonics – We learned the next 4 phonemes: xt, tr, dr, gr. The we played Tricky word Trucks on Phonics Play: PhonicsPlay.

English -    I reminded the children of the two stories we have read this term – The Magical Bicycle and The Dreamer, and that we spoke about Adjectives and Similes. I asked them to write their own version of one of the fairy tales that we read last year, using adjectives and similes. (The 3 Little Pigs, the Billy Goats Gruff, Chicken Licken, The Elves and Shoemakers, The Gingerbread man, etc).

Thursday 14th January – 1:30 pm

R.E. – I asked the children if they remembered the special places that we discussed last week. Then we learned how to perform “Here is the church and here is the Steeple.” And watched a short video: (4) Fingerplay: Here is the church. Here is the steeple... - YouTube. Next watched the videos about a Mosque and a Gurdwara: R.E. | Leedon Lower School (secure-primarysite.net). And finally, we compared the outsides and insides of a few churches. I asked the children if they could draw a church for us.

Thursday 14th January – 11 am

Maths – We sang along with Jack Hartman counting in different ways. (Workout & Count | Skip Count by 2's, 5's and 10's | Count Backwards | Jack Hartmann - YouTube), then I asked the children to run around the house and count all the windows.

Next we watched the 4th  White Rose Maths video about “Counting On”(Spring Week 2 - Number: Addition and Subtraction (within 20) | White Rose Maths) and completed questions 1 – 4 from the “Add ones using number bonds” PowerPoint. Maths | Leedon Lower School (secure-primarysite.net)

 

If you want to make a paper plane, try this: (4) How To Fold A Paper Airplane That Flies Far. (Full HD) - YouTube

Thursday 14th January – 9:15 am

Phonics – We danced with Mario Just Dance ((4) [Just Dance 2018] Ubisoft Meets Nintendo - Just Mario Gameplay - YouTube). Next, we learned our new phonemes: lp, lf, lk, pt and wrote some words with these. Then we played Phase 4 Dragon’s Den and Buried treasure on Phonics Play (PhonicsPlay - Resources)

English – We watched and practiced the actions for “The Dreamer” (Earth | Leedon Lower School). Then I asked the children to write their own version of the story using extra adjectives and similes and post these on Seesaw.

The Dreamer Actions

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Wednesday 13th January – 1:30 pm

Spanish - We danced some Flamenco and I explained that this week’s PE challenge was to learn some Spanish dancing and showed the children the Spanish page: Spanish | Leedon Lower School (secure-primarysite.net). Next I showed them the video of me introducing myself and asked them to try and make their own videos. Before starting we watched the “Cual es tu color favorito?” video so that they could learn how to say My favourite colour is……

Wednesday 13th January – 11 am

Maths – We sang along with Jack Hartman counting in different ways. (Workout & Count | Skip Count by 2's, 5's and 10's | Count Backwards | Jack Hartmann - YouTube)

Next we watched the 3rd White Rose Maths video about “Counting On”(Spring Week 2 - Number: Addition and Subtraction (within 20) | White Rose Maths) and completed questions 1 – 4 from the “Add ones using number bonds” PowerPoint. Maths | Leedon Lower School (secure-primarysite.net)

Wednesday 13th January – 9:15 am

Alice’s homework for Mr Milbank – Red arrows can travel at 645 mph.

Phonics - We learned the new sounds – nk, ft, sk, lt. We wrote some words using these sounds and I asked the children to think of some more and upload these to Seesaw. Then we played Buried Treasure on Phonics Play: PhonicsPlay - Phase 4 Resources

English – We practiced the actions for “The Dreamer” and discussed some adjectives and similes that they could add to the story. Earth | Leedon Lower School (secure-primarysite.net)

 

 

Mrs Crabbe's version

Tuesday 12th January – 1:30 pm

Topic (On the Move) – I asked if the children have been recording the weather. We watched a short part of the stunning start video (Stunning start video - YouTube) with the Red Arrows and a short Fly Past video (Red Arrows fly over London to mark 75th anniversary of VE Day - YouTube). We then visited their website (Red Arrows | Royal Air Force (mod.uk) and looked at the planes – especially the colours. Next, I showed the class where to find the pictures to redesign (Art and design | Leedon Lower School). Please can you draw the plane with Red, White and Blue, and then try in your own colours.

Tuesday 12th January – 11 am

Maths – We sang along with Jack Hartman counting in different ways. (Workout & Count | Skip Count by 2's, 5's and 10's | Count Backwards | Jack Hartmann - YouTube)

Next we watched the 2nd White Rose Maths video about “Counting On”(Spring Week 2 - Number: Addition and Subtraction (within 20) | White Rose Maths) and completed some questions using number lines.

Tuesday 12th January – 9:15 am

Phonics & Literacy – We started with Just dance – Ghost Busters (Just Dance 2014 - Ghostbusters (Classic 5 Stars) PS3 - YouTube) and then began the new Phonics – Phase 4 . We looked at the first 4 sounds "st, nd, mp, nt". We wrote these down as well as some words with each. Stop, hand, stamp, ant. Phonics play game. (PhonicsPlay - Phase 4 Resources)

The Dreamer – new words, Listen to story, listen to Mrs Crabbe’s version and practice with actions.

Monday 11th January – 1:30 pm

Science: Winter Weather - We spoke about which month and season it is now and what children thought of the weather outside. We looked at the Winter PowerPoint and photos and then at the online weather forecast today in Leighton Buzzard. Finally, we watched Mr Wilkinson (Science | Leedon Lower School (secure-primarysite.net)  explaining how to make a Rain Gauge. The children need to make their own one and place it outside. Every day they should write down what they observe of the weather – temperature, cloud cover, wind, fog and rain or snow.

Weather Chart for Leighton Buzzard

Monday 11th January - 11am

Maths - First we practiced counting to 100 with Jack Hartman (Let's Get Fit | Count to 100 | 2020 Version | Jack Hartmann - YouTube)  Next we watched the White Rose video (Spring Week 2 - Number: Addition and Subtraction (within 20) | White Rose Maths) about counting on. Using some pieces of paper with numbers on them, we practiced counting and put some numbers on Seesaw.

Monday 11th January - 9:15 am

Phonics and English - We started with dancing the Just Dance "Happy" Song: (Just Dance Now - Happy by Pharrell Williams - YouTube). Next, we practiced our Phase 3 Phonics with a flash card speed trial on Phonics Play: Flashcards Speed Trials (phonicsplay.co.uk). I mentioned that in Tuesday’s class I would begin introducing Phase 4. After that we watched Mr Wilkinson read “The Dreamer”. We discussed why they thought it was a Wishing Tale, looked for new words, then we made a story Mountain of it to share on Seesaw.

NEW WORDS: Admire, gather, pondered, inspiration, struck, blossomed, modified, momentum.

Finally, I asked them to have twenty pieces of paper with the numbers 1-20 written on them for Maths. 

The Dreamer by Il Sung Na

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Read by Mr Wilkinson

Friday 8th January - 11 am

Maths  - We exercised and counted to 100 with Jack Hartman (Let's Get Fit | Count to 100 | Count to 100 Song | Counting to 100 | Jack Hartmann - YouTube). Next I asked the children to write from 0 - 20 forwards and backwards in their books. After that, they had to collect or cut 20 pieces of paper and write the numbers on these to use during the video.  Finally I left them to watch the final video for activity week. Activity Week | White Rose Maths

Friday 8th January - 9:15 am

English - We started by dancing to the "Who Let the Dogs Out?" Just Dance video (Just Dance 3 Baha Men Who Let The Dogs Out - YouTube), then the children shared their Story Mountain pictures. Next we discussed Similes and answered an internet quizz about these. After that we read "The Magical Bicycle again" and looked for examples of Similes in the books. Finally I asked the children if they could think of two Similes of their own and post these on Seesaw. 

 

Thursday 7th January - 1:30 pm

R.E.  - We discussed what places were important to the children in Leighton Buzzard, then looked at pictures from the Town. Next, the children had to draw and describe the most important place for them and upload this to Seesaw. 

Thursday 7th January - 11 am

Maths - We practiced counting to 100 while exercising with Spiderman. Then we watched the third and fourth Activity Week videos and the children had to draw or make their own snowmen and snowflakes and upload these to Seesaw. 

Thursday 7th January - 9:15 am

English - We watched Mr Wilkinson's video about Story Mountains, then I read the Magical Bicycle again. The children had to draw their own story mountain of the story.

Wednesday, 1:30pm

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Thank you for sharing your writing. Please follow this link to the Maths page and watch the first 2 videos. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/activity-week/

Wednesday, 11am

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Please share your pictures on Seesaw and then please try with your parents to write your magical journey down as a short story. You can share this on Seesaw and read it to us at the next meeting at 1:30pm. See you then.

Wednesday, 9:15am

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Wednesday 06 Jan, 9:15am

Welcome back. Please don't worry if you can't make all the meetings, I will post instructions here and you can post your work on Seesaw. 

Our topic this term is "On the Move" (Transport).

Please watch the Stunning Start video here: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9IArbbiwYJQ&t=840s

After watching, please draw us a BIG picture of your own magical journey to somewhere awesome that you want to go. Show us how you will get there and how you will travel. You can show this to us at the 11 o'clock meeting or on Seesaw.                                                     

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