Today in phonics, we were using phoneme fingers to help us to write words. If you would like to practise this, play the game "Space Race" on Phonics Play. 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?).
Maths - Thursday 25 February
Today, we are learning about how we can measure. Follow the link below to watch the "Measure Length" video on the White Rose site. We went through the worksheet (Introduction to Measuring) together in the lesson and then you can either use the Cold Task to practice this or you could practise using a ruler to measure using the Warm Task.
Alternative Christopher Columbus songNot everyone would have been happy to see Columbus reach America. This song is about the people who already lived there and asks whether you can discover a land where somebody already lives.
Spanish - Wednesday 24 February
Today, we would like you to learn the song "La Cucaracha", which is a popular Spanish children's song. Follow the link below to find the song on our Spanish page.
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.
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).
Maths - Friday 5 FebruaryToday we have been looking at how we can REPRESENT numbers in 10s and 1s. Please watch today's White Rose video ('Represent Numbers to 50') and then have a go at the questions on the worksheet under this message.
Today in phonics, we continued to look at tricky words. Please play the Tricky Word Trucks game if you want to practise these. In English, we talked about how pirate ships had rules and I challenged you to write your own set of pirate rules. Try to use some imperative (bossy) verbs and then share your rules on Seesaw. Don't forget to start each rule on a new line and number them. If you want some inspiration, you could watch the Horrible Histories video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvguUNMvL38
Maths - Thursday 4 FebruaryToday we have been looking at 10s and 1s. We looked at how many tens and ones were in some two-digit numbers and then compared numbers by looking at how many 10s or 1s they had. Watch the White Rose video ("Tens and Ones") and then have a go at the questions on the sheet below.
This morning in our phonics session, we were thinking about phonemes (the sounds in words) and using phoneme frames or our fingers to help us spot them in words. We looked at the painting, "A Pirates' Discussion" and you told me that a discussion was a chat. We thought about the kind of things that the pirates might say to each other and I asked you to imagine a conversation between them and write what they might say in speech bubbles.
Today, we are learning about Las emociones (emotions).
I'd like you to watch the video that you can find on the link below and then ask your family, pets or teddies how they are feeling (Como estas?). If you can write their responses, great, but the most important part is that we practise speaking and listening in Spanish.
In our phonics session this morning, we were practising reading the Tricky Words that we have covered in our Phase 4 phonics learning. You may wish to practise these again by playing the Tricky Word Trucks game (Phase 4) on www.phonicsplay.co.uk. For our English task today, I'd like you to try to describe the picture underneath here. Use VERBS to tell us what people are doing and ADJECTIVES to tell us what people or things look like.
Topic - Tuesday 2 February
A choice of activities this afternoon (or you could do both): make a treasure map or try to learn the song 'Being a Pirate'. Click on the link below for the tune and words.
Maths - Tuesday 2 FebruaryToday, we are looking at counting forwards and backwards to 50 and at finding numbers. Watch the video "Numbers to 50" and then have a go at the questions below. Remember, you don't need to print the sheet if you don't want to - you can post the answers on Seesaw in any way that works.
Maths - Monday 1 FebruaryToday in maths, we are counting to 50 and looking at how we can do this by adding 10s or 1s. Watch the first video (Counting to 50 by adding 10s). You might want to practise making groups of 10 (either on paper or with counters) to count to 50.
English - Monday 1 February
Today in our Phonics session, we were practising reading these tricky words do, when, out, what Then for today's English task, I'd like you to read Fergus' poem (under this video) and try to solve his riddles. If you would like to, could you write your own poem about the objects you chose to put in your treasure box last week?
We have been continuing with our learning about churches. This week, we are thinking about steeples - the towers on churches. You can see some examples on the document under this message.
We talked about why steeples might be built - to keep things safe, to make our bells easier to hear, to bring people closer to God or as the tallest and most important building in a town.
Your challenge today is to try to build a Steeple. How can you build it high whilst making sure it doesn't fall down - you can use any material you like - Lego, junk modelling - but you do need to EVALUATE your design - what went well, what could be better?
Finally, think about how towers in churches (and on mosques) allow a message to be heard by lots of people. If you wanted to send a message so that everyone could hear it, what would you say?
Maths - Thursday 28 JanuaryToday in maths, we have been comparing number sentences. We used the phrases "greater than", "less than" and "equal to" and the symbols >, < and =. Watch the video on this link ("Compare Number Sentences") and try to answer the questions below.
Maths - Wednesday 27 JanuaryToday, we have been looking at Related Facts (sometimes called Fact Families) for addition and subtraction. Watch the video on the White Rose Link ('Related Facts') and then work through the questions that are below. Again, you don't need to print the sheets - you can write the answers anywhere and upload them to Seesaw.
You can still access the Zoom Sessions using the Sun Class meeting we have been using for the past few weeks.
Maths - Friday 22 JanuaryIn today's maths lesson, we were using a number track or number line to help subtract (take away), but this time we were counting back beyond 10. Please watch the White Rose video below - "Subtraction Counting Back (Crossing 10)" and then have a go at the work underneath this message. As with the other work this week, if you can't print the sheet, just record the answers on a piece of paper and put them on Seesaw.
During this morning's Phonics session, Berny's silly sentence was about his friend, Baby Yoda. If you want to practise your Phonics, please play Buried Treasure, Dragons Den or Picnic on Pluto (Phase 4). Your Englsh task today is to be RESEARCHERS. What facts can you find about pirates from reading the pages below, the weblink or books about pirates?
PE Challenge - Inter School CompetitionFor your PE challenge this week, I'd like you to have a go at the Speed Bounce Challenge (KS1) on this website. Watch the video to show how to do it and then try for yourself. Can you try to beat your own score? Once you have had a few goes, you can enter your score using our school's three word code, which is archery-gymnast-kayaker
Maths - Thursday 21 JanuaryToday in maths, we have been using a Number Track and a Number Line to help us subtract numbers. Please watch the video on White Rose ("Subtraction Counting Back") and then have a go at the questions on the sheet below. Again, you don't need to print the worksheet so - any way you can record your answers to put them on Seesaw is fine.
This morning, we were reading the tricky words "was" and "you". We played 'Buried Treasure' on Phonics Play to practise our Phase 4 phonics. Today's English task is to write your amazing Wishing Tale in words. Try to use your phonics to help you with your spellings and don't forget finger spaces! I'm looking forward to reading your stories later.
Spanish - Wednesday 20 January
Today, we are learning some more greetings in Spanish. Use the link below to go to Mr Milbank's short video introducing today's learning and then watch the video below it, where we will learn some new ways to greet people.
Once you've done that, why not help keep yourself fit by having a go (or a few goes) at Zumba video at the top of the page. The song is in Spanish.
Maths - Wednesday 20 JanuaryToday, we are using what we already know about number bonds to help us to SUBTRACT (take away). Watch the third video on the White Rose page ("Subtraction Not Crossing 10") and have a go at the questions underneath. You don't need to print the worksheet if you don't want - you can send me the answers on Seesaw in whichever way works for you.
This morning, we used our phonics to spell the words "spot", "step" and "trip" and then had a go at writing a sentence using our Phase 4 phonics skills. Our English task today is to plan the Resolution and Ending for your wishing tale. How is your character going to solve the problem that you gave them yesterday? Is this going to make them happy afterwards?
Maths - Tuesday 19 JanuaryToday, we are practising how to use our number bonds to add beyond 10. Watch the second video on the White Rose page ("Add by Making 10") and have a go at the questions underneath. You don't need to print the worksheet if you don't want - you can send me the answers on Seesaw in whichever way works for you.
This morning in our Phonics session, we were learning to read the tricky words 'have', 'like', 'some' and 'come'. Your English task today is to carry on with your stories - it was great to find out about your characters and I'm looking forward to hearing more about them so today I would like you to think about the Build-up and Problem in your stories. You can either write or draw them - you could use the story mountain underneath this to help.
Story mountain template - you can use this as a guide to help you.
Today, we learnt about how animals adapt to the change in season around winter time. We learnt how some animals HIBERNATE, some MIGRATE and some ADAPT in other ways. I'd like you to choose an animal and tell me what it does to survive the winter.
If you want to recap on how animals adapt in winter, this is the presentation we looked at in the lesson.
Maths - Monday 18 JanuaryToday, we have been exploring how we can add numbers beyond 10 by first using our number bonds to make 10 and then adding what's left to 10. Watch the video "Add by making 10 activity" and then try for yourself.
English - Monday 18 January
This morning in Phonics, we were learning to blend to read the four letter words, 'stop, spot, step and plot'. If you want to practise, you could play Picnic on Pluto on PhonicsPlay. Our English work today is to create a character for a Wishing Tale. Remember to think carefully about what your character looks like, what they really want and why they want it. We'll be starting to write their story tomorrow.
Maths - Friday 15 January
Today, we are working on our number bonds. Watch the video: "Find and Make Number bonds" and have a go at the work under this message.
Well done for all your hard work this week. I've been very impressed with the great work you have all been putting on Seesaw. Please say a big "thank you" to your grown-ups for helping you this week. I'll see you on Monday morning at 9:15 for our first Zoom of the new week.
Berny joined us this morning to give us a silly sentence to write. If you want to practise your phonics, play 'Dragons Den' on Phonics Play (Phase 4, Set 1-7). Today's English task is to write your improved version of the story, 'The Dreamer' in words. Please post them on Seesaw - I'm looking forwards to reading them.
RE - Thursday 14 January
Today, we are thinking about Churches. They are special places for Christians. What is your special place? What makes it special?
RE - Pictures of churches. What do you notice? What is the same? What is different?
Today, we are practising how to use number bonds to add. We learnt that knowing 3+7 helps us know what 13+7 or 3+17 is. Have a look at today's video on the White Rose link that I posted earlier this week if you weren't able to join us. If you finished the work I posted yesterday, please have a go at using what you know about number bonds to 10 to work out your number bonds to 20. If you find making 20 too easy, have a go at working out your number bonds to 37 (remember, you can use number bonds to 7 to help you).
English - Thursday 14 January
Today we learnt how to read the tricky words "so" and "said". If you want to practise your phonics, please play Buried Treasure on phonicsplay.co.uk (Phase 4, Set 1-7). Your English task is to improve the story of "The Dreamer" by adding some adjectives to describe the characters or things in the story. Add them to your story map or make up some actions and storytell out loud. We'll be writing our improved story tomorrow.
Spanish - Wednesday 13 January
A three part challenge for you this afternoon:-
1) Can you practise your colours by following the rap on our Spanish page (linked below)?
2) Can you practise how to greet people in Spanish?
3) Can you learn some Flamenco dancing, inspired by the videos that Mr Milbank has put on the website. Follow the Youtube link under this for a simple flamenco lesson.
Maths - Wednesday 13 JanuarySo, today we are using number bonds to help us add, especially beyond 10. Watch the third video on this page (Add Ones using number bonds) and then have a go at the questions on the document under this. You can share your answers on Seesaw however you like!
Maths work for Wednesday. You don't need to print the sheets if you can't - share your answers on Seesaw any way that works.
This morning, we started our phase 4 phonics. You can practise this at https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/4/buried-treasure Your English challenge is to learn the story of The Dreamer really well, so we can start to improve the story later this week. Good luck!
Science - Monday 11 January
Today, I challenged you to be weather watchers and to OBSERVE the weather for the next few days. If you are able to use a thermometer to check the temperature, that would be great (or you could ask a grown-up to find the temperature on their phone). Follow the instructions in this video to make a rain gauge.
Maths - Monday 11 JanuaryToday. we were learning how to count on from a given number. We looked at lesson 1 of the attached link.
English - Monday11 January
This morning, I would like you to try to start learning the story 'The Dreamer' by Il Sung Na. You can use Talk for Writing actions or you could draw a text map to help. Here's the story:-
Maths - 8 January
This morning, we started with some counting in Spanish and then we looked at today's Maths activity. You'll find the links to the Maths and Spanish below.
This morning, we played Dragons Den on phonicsplay.co.uk together and then we shared the story of The Magical Bicycle and introduced similes for the first time. Follow the link below to take the Simile Quiz.
English - Friday 8 JanuaryThis morning, I'd like you to play the simile quiz here and then see if you can make up some of your own.
RE - Thursday 7 January
This term, we are looking at places that are special and sacred. We learnt the words COMMUNITY and SACRED today. I've posted the links to the videos of the Mosque and the Gurdwara. Please have a look and think about what is the same in them both.
Thank you to those of you that joined us for our live maths lesson earlier. I'm hoping you'll be able to send me your work on Seesaw as some of it was a bit too small for me to see on Zoom. If you want to do more maths today, I'd suggest you look at the Day 3 video on White Rose (I've put the link under this).
English - Thursday 7 January
Good Morning. Today I'd like you to try to put the story of 'The Magical Bicycle' into a Story Mountain. Please draw pictures to show what happens in the different parts of the story. If you want to hear me read the story again, please look at the video I put up yesterday.
English - Wednesday 6 January
This morning, I would like you to be "Word Detectives". Can you work out what five new words in the book "The Magical Bicycle" might mean? You could think about the words around them or maybe you know other words that look or sound similar.
Maths - Wednesday 6 January
For today's maths, I'd like you to revise your 2D and 3D shapes at https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/activity-week/
PE - Wednesday 6 January
Two choices for PE today, you can either try to practise your catching (and counting) by taking the Clap Catch Challenge or follow the link underneath this video for a Cosmic Yoga adventure to a magical world.
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