English and Maths
Please continue with your Talk for Writing Bob the Bubble work booklets and the white rose maths. Also have a go at this domino investigation. Can you work out which domino comes next in each row?
Art: To investigate warm and cool colours
In today’s lesson, you will be focusing on how colours can be categorised into warm and cool. Warm colours help us think of warm and cosy things, while cool colours may remind us of fresh, calm and chilly things. You will create a piece of work inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe, who used warm and cool colours in her artwork. You will need a piece of paper, a pencil and some paints or colouring pencils.
PSHE: Make kindness count
School is finishing this week and you still have 6 weeks until we return (hopefully to some sort of normality). It is important to think about being kind at home. In this lesson, you will be learning about kindness and how you can be kind at home. You will be looking at other people being kind and how it is easy to perform little, meaningful acts of kindness every day whilst at home. You will create a kindness chart to record all the lovely, caring things you've done.
Hello Year 1; I cannot believe that we only have 2 weeks of term left and what a strage term it has been! It's great to have so many of you back in school, however if you're not back in and would like a chat, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and I shall set one up. Please find the home learning for this week below. I hope you all have a lovely week- the weather is looking better. I shall see lots of you on Thursday.
EnglishAnother Talk for Writing booklet: Bob, the bubble who wanted to be useful. This has enough to take you right up until the end of term.
Maths: Thia week on White Rose you will be revisiting fractions. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ We have covered this previoulsy as part of home learning and also looked at it in class (for those children currently attending). Therefore I have also set up some Matheletics tasks covering different areas of learning.
Also, use your problem solving skills and have a go at answering the question below.
Ben has five coins in his pocket. How much money might he have? What are all the possibilities?
Art: Exploring tints and shades.
You will be studying a spectacular artist called Wassily Kandinsky. He was a Russian artist known for using lots of colours and shapes in his artwork. You will be recreating our own Kandinsky-inspired artwork. You will need some paints or colouring pencils for today’s lesson.
For the children who weren’t in school on 2nd and 3rd July
We went bird spotting in the school grounds; here is a handy online bird identifier as well as a bird spotting checklist. Perhaps you could go out and do some bird spotting?
https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/wildlife-guides/identify-a-bird/ We also planned simple birds feeders to make. Here is a youtube video of how to make one. Perhaps you could have a go at home too?
Home learning Week beginning 29th June.
I simply cannot believe that we are at the end of June already- time is racing by and hopefully racing towards getting back to normal! I hope that you are all well. Please find the learning for this week below. For the children who aren't in school, if you would like a telephone call with me then get your parents to email email@example.com and we can set one up for Monday/Tuesday next week.
Here are 5 lessons from the Oak National Academy on writing a set of instructions based on the story Sam’s Sandwich. You will then be writing instructions for how to make a disgusting sandwich!
Build a terrarium. In this lesson you are going to be making a terrarium. A terrarium is like an aquarium, but for plants instead of fish. You will be making a simplified version of this terrarium, including items that you may have readily available in your homes and gardens.
We have been looking at how we classify animals. Below is a website link, powerpoint and activity to complete.
We have been learning about adding ‘ing’ to verbs where there is no change required to the root word. Have a look at the powerpoint for examples and see if you can complete the worksheet.
Reading/ArtWe have been looking at this lovely book: Dear Earth. We thought about what we would like to do: run in meadows, sail across oceans, climb up mountains, then we used watercolours to create our own pictures. Here is the book being read by its author Isabel Otter.
Home Learning Week Beginning 22nd June
Please continue with last week’s Talk for Writing booklet: Brian Bear’s Picnic.
Please continue to support your child with reading and spelling the words on the Year 1 common exception word list.
ArtTo create shadow art: In this lesson, we will be learning all about light and how to create shadows. The shadows will be our source of inspiration for our artwork today. We will be discussing different types of materials which help shadows to form.
Children who didn’t attend school on 18th and 19th June:
In phonics we have been looking at suffixes and this week concentrated on er and est when the root word does not need to shange. E.g short, shorter, shortest. Have a look at the powerpoint and try the accompanying activity.
Home Learning Week Beginning 15th June
It is so lovely to see so many of you back at school. We miss the children who aren't back but know that you are doing lots of super learning at home. Please do feel free to email me and to send pictures of what you have been up to as a way of keeping in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below I have outlined the work for the week. I hope you all have a good week and I look forward to seeing many of you again on Thursday 18th June.
EnglishHere is a new Talk for Writing booklet: Brian Bear’s Picnic. The booklet has enough activities to last you for 2 weeks. Let me know if you go on a picnic like Brian Bear! Talk for Writing is doing a marvellous job with these super booklets and have raised lots of money for the NSPCC in the process. I donate every time I download a booklet for you- well done Year 1 for helping out!
Lots of you have been inspired by using natural materials for your art. Here is a great lesson on making insects out of natural materials:
For the children who did not attend on 11th and 12th June:
We have been looking at adding s or es to make plurals. Have a look at the powerpoint and you can complete the accompanying worksheet if you wish.
We have also made a collage of the Creation Story. Could you have a go at home and send a picture of yours in?
In science we have surveyed the mini beasts in the school grounds. Can you complete this activity?
Home learning week beginning 8th June
It was absolutely lovely to see so many of you back in school last week and I felt so good to be in the classroom teaching you again! This week we are holding a whole school oracy competition ‘St Andrew’s Speaks’. Please see the flyer below- it would be fantastic to get lots of Year 1 entries! Also on Monday 8th June it is World Ocean Day. Please see the link below for some lovely activities in conjunction with the National Marine Aquarium.
Also Plymouth Schools' Library Service has lots of ebooks available to borrow for children of subscribing schools. If you would like a password so that your child can access this service, please contact the school and I will provide a personalised password for you to use.
Below is the work to see you through the next 3 days before we see you in school on Thursday. For the children who did not attend last week I have also put a few extras below.
Have a good week everyone and I look forward to seeing lots of you again on Thursday!
Children who did not attend on 4th and 5th June
For the children who didn't attend last week I have uploaded a version of our R.E learning; we started to learn about the creation story and made a creation story wheel. I have put this below along with a PowerPoint presentation of the story.
Week beginning 1st June
Hello everyone, I hope you have all had a nice half-term break and have managed to get out and enjoy the sunshine. Many of you might be returning to school at the end of the week; we are very much looking forward to seeing you. I have been into school to set the classroom up ready for you! I will continue to set home learning to fill the 3 days which you are not in school - this learning can be extended for those of you not returning. I will update this page later in the week with any extras for those who will not be in school.
Please continue to email anything that you would like to share to: email@example.com
I am thinking of you all and am very much looking forward to seeing everyone soon.
This week you will be consolidating learning on mass and capacity. Please follow the link below, I have set corresponding activities on Mathletics.
I would also loke to draw your attention to a free e-book on Oxford Owl:
Written and illustrated by Jon Burgerman
In this bright and friendly picture book, children learn that it’s okay to worry about coronavirus. Fun rhyming couplets keep the tone gentle and supportive, and you will find plenty of ideas for dealing with coronavirus in a positive way.
The Snail and the Whale
This week your English and science learning is centered around another mini beast: a very adventurous snail! Your book this week is The Snail and the Whale-I absolutely love this story!
There are lots of adjectives and other descriptive words in the story which describe different things. Can you find them all? Could you make a poster which shows what they are?
The snail 'slithered'. Think of other words to describe how different creatures move.
There is a lot of rhyming in the story. Can you find the rhyming words? Can you find other words which rhyme with them?
I have also included the link to the BBC animation of the story as well as a youtube video of the book being read in case you don’t have a copy.
I have included a workbook for activities to accompany this book. Dip in and out and complete as much as you want to.
Science- snails and mini beasts
Watch the BBC bitesize clip and have a look through the powerpoint about snails.
Go on a hunt for snails. Look closely, what do you see? Can you cut and label the parts of a snail (PDF below)? Where did you find your snail? Can you find out some facts about snails?
Did you find any other minibeasts? Why not have a go at the minibeast hunt sheet below? Happy hunting!
Maths this week is all about consolidating learning on length and height- nice and practical for you at home.
I have included the 2nd lesson on Andy Goldsworthy below: Using natural materials to make paths and walls. Well done to Aidan and Bea who used natural materials for their art last week. Look at Bea's rock tower and turtle below (sorry Aidan your picture wouldn't download). There is also a worksheet which I wouldn’t necessarily expect you to complete but just take a picture if you create anything: I’d love to see it!
This week in maths I would like children to revisit addition and subtraction strategies already covered in year 1 to ensure that they are secure. Once again I have set powerpoints which include activities to work through- no printing required. I have also set corresponding activities to complete on Mathletics plus some number bond activities on the MathsShed side of SpellingShed- children use their SpellingShed login. I have also linked the White Rose videos which support this.
This week’s English work is all from the next Talk for Writing booklet for year 1: Pipety Skycap A tale of Mischief. I have donated money to Great Ormond Street Hospital for this so by completing the booklet you are helping others too! (Parent’s you are not required to donate for its use too).
This term at school in Art we would have been studying the artist Andy Goldsworthy. He used lots of natural materials in his artwork. This week the focus is on sorting items by material and colour. Look at the slides and have a go. Why not use this as a focus for your daily outside time and hunt for natural materials to bring home to sort into colours?Can you take a picture of how you have sorted materials into colour?
RE- The Good Samaritan
This RE learning can last a couple of weeks.
Below is an animated youtube video of the story as well as a hard copy of the story which is on the PDF of related activities which you may want to dip into and select which ones you’d like to complete.
Can you act out the story with another family member? Or use the puppets at the bottom of the Pdf to retell the story?
The good Samaritan was neighbourly. What can you do to be neighbourly and help others? Have you helped out at home or perhaps your family has helped someone else out at this difficult time? I’d love to hear stories of how you have helped out!
Home Learning Week beginning 4th May
This week your Art, Science and English is all linked.
We have another book to support learning written by Eric Carle: The Tiny Seed- I do love his illustrations! Below is a youtube link to the story being read aloud (it's American I’m afraid).
Can you list the things which can help the seed and the things that can hurt the seed? (See pdf of activities to support)
Can you create a collage or picture of the plant which grows from the tiny seed and label the parts?
Maths W/B 4th May
This week it would be great if you can ensure that the children really understand the term half and quarter. Perhaps link this to the art/science when cutting fruits? Below are a couple of videos to help as well as a powerpoint plus a link to the White Rose Maths site which has some great teaching videos.
On Friday it is the 75th VE day anniversary celebrations. I have included a powerpoint for information plus a spitfire glider to make out of paper if you have a printer. There is also a link to a short film to explain what VE day is.
Perhaps you could celebrate by making sandwiches and doing some baking for a special picnic? Could you decorate the table specially? Or make a special hat to wear for the tea party? Please do send in photos!
Home Learning Week beginning 27th April.
Please find below learning for this week. I have added some English, Maths and R.E plus set tasks on SpellingShed and Mathletics (which I can monitor). Please just do what you can. A little bit of English and Maths each day plus another activity which you enjoy such as crafts or exercise is plenty.
R.E- Rainbow of Hope and Promise
Watch Noahs Ark (below). Talk through the story together; what were the main things that happened? Do they think that it would have been easy for Noah to trust God? Why do they think that he chose to do this? What kind of a world did Noah hope for? Talk to the children about the rainbow that was put in the sky. Remind them that the rainbow was a symbol of hope because God promised to never flood the world again.
Create a rainbow together and write the children’s hopes for the future under the rainbow. Talk about the world today, what would make the world a better place? What things do the children hope for in the future that would make the world better? Create a rainbow together and write the children’s hopes for the future under the rainbow.
Home Learning Week beginning 20th April.
There is no pressure to do all of the activities outlined below; however anything that you can do will support your child.
Once again the English work is based on The Hungry Caterpillar (see video below if you do not have the book).
This week the children will continue to look at simple multiplication and division. Please find the next 3 lessons to work through with your child. I will set correspondng activites on Mathletics.
Home learning week beginning Tuesday 14th April.
Please find the links below for 3 maths lessons. Children will be taking a first look at multiplication, please follow the slides and tal through the activities with the children; not all children will be able to complete all activities. I will set coresonding activites to complete on Mathletics. Also look at the Whiterose Maths site linked below as this is briliant.
I have also included the link for a counting in 5s and a counting in 10s song-the children love these!
Using the book 'The Hungry Caterpillar or the link below please read with the children. This week I would like the children to draw and label the lifecycle of a butterfly. For some creatiive time can you paint or use collage to create a butterfly? Why not add it to your window for passers by to enjoy looking at?
I will also set some spellings on spelling shed.
Spring Term 2020
Autumn Term 2019
This term our cross curricular topic is:
From Land’s End to John O’Groats
We will be going on a virtual tour of the UK learning about local food, music, art, sports and significant events throughout history.
We will explore; Cornwall, London, Wales, Ireland and Scotland.