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
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
Add by making 10 ActivitySpring Week 3 – Number: Addition and Subtraction (within 20) | White Rose Maths
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
Find and make number bonds
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
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
(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)
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.
Wednesday 13th January – 1:30 pm
Spanish - 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
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)
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.
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.
Friday 8th January - 11 amMaths - 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 pmR.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 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.