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Year One 2020-21

Class Teacher- Mrs McNally

 

Teaching Assistant- Mrs Brown

 

 

Year 1 Parent information PowerPoint September 2020

Monday 13th July 2020

 

ONE MORE WEEK TO GO!


You have all done so well with homeschooling (something that can be very challenging!), you have persevered and I am so proud of you all. For the last week, there are a few fun activities thrown in, but don't give up on something that you find a bit tricky - you are so close to finishing Year 1- just keep going!

 

English:
Monday:
Mrs Butler can't wait to meet you but she has so much that she needs to learn about you!
Can you complete the 'Monday English' activity to introduce yourself to her? 
For an extension activity, you can write a few sentences about yourself.

 

Tuesday:
So many memories in Year 1!
We've worked hard on phonics, been to the theatre, conducted science experiments, created artistic masterpieces, celebrated world book day, took part in the school's 50th Jubilee Mass and worked our socks off!
Complete the 'Tuesday English' activity and reflect on this year. Are you proud of how far you've come?

 

Wednesday:
At the end of year 1 we would usually carry out and assessment to see how many common exceptions words we can read and spell. Common exception words are words which do not follow phonetic rules. Sometimes we call them 'tricky words' because they are not spelt how you may think. 
Can you use the 'Common Exception Words Assessment' to see how much you have learned in year 1? Don't worry if you cant read/write some, you can always practice these over the summer holidays!

 

Thursday:
Did you know that Miss Yates is moving to Abu Dhabi? This is a very hot country with a lot of dessert!
Write a list of things that you think Miss Yates will get up to.
(EG: Fall off a camel, run away from snakes, get sun burn...)

 

Friday: 
It's the last day of year 1 !!!
Go and have a dance and a boogie to celebrate all of your hard work, well done ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Mathematics:
Complete Lessons Monday-Thursday attached below.
Just one more week of home schooling to go! You have done so well and should be very proud of yourself! 

Textbook Resource:

https://preview.pearsonactivelearn.com/ebook.asp?id=MTAyODE4OXxib29rfHVuZGVmaW5lZHww

PSHE:
Going into Year 2 may seem a little scary or make you seem nervous. Do you remember how you felt when you started in a new classroom with Miss Yates as your new teacher? Year 2 will be a change but change can be a good thing!
Have a look at 'PSHE Story' to read about how Cody the Caterpillar experienced a big change in her life. 
Spend some time with a parent or a sibling and discuss the questions on 'PSHE Questions' and see what your are looking forwards to in Year 2. Will you blossom into a butterfly too?

 

RE:
We are about to enter the summer holidays which means that we may not see many of our friends and school family until September!
Write a personal prayer to ask God to keep a special person safe until you see them again.
Miss Yates has said a special prayer for Year 1. 

 

Science: 
Look at the 'changing state powerpoint' and discuss how the different properties of each materials have changed with either heat or the absence of heat.
Your challenge is to recreate as many examples from the powerpoint as you can! Did you get the same results?

As always, you can access a variety of Reading book on Oxford Owl... 
 

Reading:
Test your Phonics knowledge by logging into Oxford Owl (https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/?class-login-error=true&username=year1stcolumba) and reading. If you are sick of reading books at home, there is a variety of online books available. Select 'Class Login', Username: year1stcolumba, Password: Year1rules (Capital Y).  Don't be afraid to change levels/ages based on your ability.


Don't forget to upload your work onto our new Padlet: https://padlet.com/MissYates77/o44ca03xsjvkxwpk  ๐Ÿ™‚

You can also use Padlet to ask questions and contact Miss Yates. Even if you are not in school, we are still here to help - so don't hesitate to get in touch!

REMEMBER that you can still go back and use these resources over the summer holidays if you would like something to do!

It has been a pleasure and privilege to teach you this year
HAVE AN AMAZING SUMMER
Love Miss Yates, Miss Gittings and Miss Fegan

Monday 6th July 2020

 

English

โ€‹https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBRT5vsfE3U Not Miss Yates this week - sorry!

 

Monday:
What is a Rhyme? Can you write that Definition of a rhyme? 
Identify all of the rhyming words that are used in the story and write them down in a list. 
Can you think of other words that rhyme with these?

 

Tuesday:
A 'shoal' is the collective noun for a group of fish. A collective noun is a name that we give to a group. 
Can you find out other collective nouns? Make a poster showing them and the creatures that they refer to? (EG: pride of lions, herd of horses, flock of birds)

 

Wednesday:
Make up another 'tall tale' that Tiddler might tell to explain why he is late to school. Was he chased by a tiger shark? Interviewed by Sir David Attenborough? Stuck in some quick sand? Let that imagination run wild!
Write down how would he explain this to his teacher.

 

Thursday:
Look at the illustrations of all the different fish in the story. Can you research using the internet and books to identify the different sea creatures shown? Extra brownie points if you can write a sentence about them!

 

Friday:
Pop your goggles on and imagine that you could go diving underwater. What might you see? What words could you use to describe things? Watch this video to get some ideas:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hX7eEWFAiFE
Don't forget to make your capital letters larger than the lower case letters and to use adjectives to describe what you see! 

 

Mathematics:

Complete Lessons Monday-Thursday attached below.
Finding halves can be fun, especially with pizza, jaffa cakes and cakes! 

Textbook Resource:

https://preview.pearsonactivelearn.com/ebook.asp?id=MTAyODE4OXxib29rfHVuZGVmaW5lZHww

 

Science 
DIY LAVA LAMPS
This is a fun practical activity that will introduce the concept of 'density' and 'chemical reactions' .
You will need:
Vegetable oil
a clear glass or bottle
food dye
water
alka seltzer (not required but ideal)
Fill your bottle/glass just under halfway with water.
Add the oil so that that the container is not completely full. There may be some foam that will overflow if you fill it too high. Notice that even though you poured the oil in second, it sinks to the bottom of the container! Has it mixed with the water?
Add a few drops of food dye. What has happened so far? Give the container a little wiggle.
Add the alka seltzer and watch your lava lamp come to life! If you don't have this at home, you can do this experiment with a bottle with a lid and turn the bottle upside-down to create a lava lamp effect.

 

RE
Can you write a prayer for the Lumen Christi prayer book?
 Please Use your best handwriting (you can decorate it however you want to make it special), the subject of your prayer may include any of these:
Our Family 
Our Home 
Our World
Our Neighbour 
Our Service
Our Talents
Our Sickness 
Our Sorrow 
Our Future 
Our Hopes

Please upload onto Padlet so that Miss Yates can send it to Mrs Nash by Monday 13th July. Thank you!

 

PSHE
There have been a lot of changes going on recently! Some of these changes make us feel good and others make us feel bad. Remember, it is okay to feel sad, scared, angry and lonely; everybody feels like this sometimes. It's what we do with these feelings that matter.
Use the 'PSHE' PowerPoint attached to introduce 'changes' and see if you can identify any changes in your own lives (school, family, shopping, play areas, masks). 
Write a list of people who you can talk to if you are struggling with change. This can include school staff, family, close friends, and even pets can be very good listeners.
Task: Draw an image of change. This could be you favourite park closed, only seeing grandparents on video calls, not coming into school, etc...

 

Reading:

Test your Phonics knowledge by logging into Oxford Owl (https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/?class-login-error=true&username=year1stcolumba) and reading. If you are sick of reading books at home, there is a variety of online books available. Select 'Class Login', Username: year1stcolumba, Password: Year1rules (Capital Y).  Don't be afraid to change levels/ages based on your ability.


REMEMBER to upload your work onto our new Padlet: https://padlet.com/MissYates77/o44ca03xsjvkxwpk  ๐Ÿ™‚

You can also use Padlet to ask questions and contact Miss Yates. Even if you are not in school, we are still here to help - so don't hesitate to get in touch!

Week Beginning 29th June 2020

 

English

 

Poo in the Zoo

 

Monday:

The Zoo Keeper is very busy running around to keep the zoo running, this includes picking up all of the poo! 

Write a diary entry from the perspective of the zoo keeper and describe what they get up to on a typical day. Did their wheelbarrow break from the elephant poo? Did they have to run away from the lions when they tried to pick up the lion poo? 

 

Tuesday:

Pick an animal that you can see in the story. Use books, the internet and parent's knowledge to help you create a fact file about this animal. Research your animal and find out where it lives, what it eats and what it has to do to survive. Make sure that you use adjectives  and descriptive language and pick a template from the 'Animal Fact File Template' which is most appropriate to your animal.

 

Wednesday:

Look at all of the animals in the story. Which is your favourite and why?

Complete the 'My-Favourite-Animal' activity, there is more than one sheet so that you can pick which option best suits your ability. 

 

Thursday:

Complete the comprehension activity about a zoo vet. Read the text and then chose a question sheet to answer. You need to do one but can complete all three if you want! 

It is attached below as 'Zoo Vet Comprehension' 

 

Friday:

You could even make your own poo slime!

You can follow this recipe:

1 Bottle (5 fl oz) of Elmers Glitter Glow in the Dark Glue

1 tsp of Baking Soda

1 – 2 tsp of Bosch and Lomb Sensitive Saline Eye Contact Solution

Jam Jars to store your slime in

OR

You can experiment and figure out a way to create your own poo slime EG: flower, salt, water and food dye, or shop bought slime and liquid from a glow stick (may be toxic), or salt dough and paint. Be as creative as your can. is it slimy, lumpy, crunchy?

 

Mathematics:

Complete Lessons Monday-Thursday attached below.

 

Textbook Resource:

https://preview.pearsonactivelearn.com/ebook.asp?id=MTAyODE4OXxib29rfHVuZGVmaW5lZHww

 

Science:

Take a small object or toy such as a stretchy man or a piece of Lego and freeze it in an ice tray. When the water has frozen, take it out and try to use different methods to melt the ice and free the object. Try rubbing it as friction creates heat. You can also try salt and warm water. 

How did you free your object? What happened to the ice? Did it just disappear? 

 

RE:

We will be looking at Baptism this week.

Use the PowerPoint 'Baptism' to learn about Baptism. Remember, it is not just babies that have Baptisms! 

Can you complete the 'Baptism Gift Activity Sheet' to draw and explain a gift that you would give to someone who was having a Baptism?

 

Reading:

Test your Phonics knowledge by logging into Oxford Owl (https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/?class-login-error=true&username=year1stcolumba) and reading. If you are sick of reading books at home, there is a variety of online books available. Select 'Class Login', Username: year1stcolumba, Password: Year1rules (Capital Y).  Don't be afraid to change levels/ages based on your ability.

 

REMEMBER to upload your work onto our new Padlet: https://padlet.com/MissYates77/o44ca03xsjvkxwpk ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Phonics:

Continue to revise the phonemes from Phase 2-5 using the online links below. Have you come up with a creative way to revise Phonics? Share it on the class Padlet page - the messier the better!

 

Phonics Games:

Obb and Bob - http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/PicnicOnPluto.html

Deep Sea Phonics - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zyfkng8/articles/zt27y4j

Letters and Sounds Games - http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/phase-4-games.html (If you have a printer, you can also print off resources!) 

 

Phonics Bloom - https://www.phonicsbloom.com/

The Padlet isn't just a way to show your amazing work to Miss Yates, you can also ask questions and get help with tricky work. I can't wait to see the work from this week!

Monday 22nd June 2020

 

English

 

The Cave

 

Monday:
Let's think about the wolf character in this story. He thought that the animal in the rock would be a delicious dinner. Find out what wolves eat in the wild and make a list of animals that the wolf thought that the animal might be.
Can you write a few sentences from the wolf's point of view, as he speculates which tasty animals might be hiding in that cave?

 

Tuesday:
Do bears eat doughnuts? 
Research the types of foods that bears eat and write some sentences to describe how YOU would lure the bear out of the cave. What would you use? Make sure that your use adjectives to make the food even ore tempting to the bear!
EG: I would use a handful of ripe berries to lure the bear out of the cage. 

 

Wednesday: 
Which is your favourite illustration from the story? Why?
Draw a picture in the style of Rob Hodgson to illustrate your favourite part of the story.
You can use this video to help you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9920SZNAFME

 

Thursday:
The wolf was very patient when he was waiting for the animal/bear to leave the cave. Write a diary entry in from the wolf which describes the different things that he would get up to whilst waiting. 

 

Friday:
Let's write an alternative ending.
Instead of the bear, what came out of the cave instead? Was it a tiny bird, another wolf, an alien? What did the wolf do in response to this?

 

Mathematics
Complete Lessons Monday-Thursday attached below. 
 
Textbook Resource:
https://preview.pearsonactivelearn.com/ebook.asp?id=MTAyODE4OXxib29rfHVuZGVmaW5lZHww

 

Science:
Which season is it at the moment?
It's summer!
Use the 'Rainbow Treasure Hunt' investigation sheet and go out into your garden, park or local area to find different natural items that match the colours on the sheet.
Do you think that there would be this many colours in winter?

 

RE:
Think about your friends. What characteristics do good friends have? (kind, loyal, funny, cheer you up)
Draw one of your friends and label all of the things that you love about them.
Now think about Jesus' Disciples. Did they treat Jesus the way your friend treat you?
Pick a disciple and write a short fact file about them. 

 

Reading
Test your Phonics knowledge by logging into Oxford Owl (https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/?class-login-error=true&username=year1stcolumba) and reading. If you are sick of reading books at home, there is a variety of online books available. Select 'Class Login', Username: year1stcolumba, Password: Year1rules (Capital Y).  Don't be afraid to change levels/ages based on your ability.
 
REMEMBER to upload your work onto our new Padlet: https://padlet.com/MissYates77/o44ca03xsjvkxwpk ๐Ÿ™‚ 
 
Phonics
Continue to revise the phonemes from Phase 2-5 using the online links below. Have you come up with a creative way to revise Phonics? Share it on the class Padlet page - the messier the better!
 
Phonics Games:
Obb and Bob - http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/PicnicOnPluto.html
Deep Sea Phonics - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zyfkng8/articles/zt27y4j
Letters and Sounds Games - http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/phase-4-games.html (If you have a printer, you can also print off resources!) 

 

Phonics Bloom - https://www.phonicsbloom.com/
The Padlet isn't just a way to show your amazing work to Miss Yates, you can also ask questions and get help with tricky work. I can't wait to see the work from this week!

Monday 15th June 2020

 

English
 
 
Monday:
Listen to the book.
Use the 'Book Review' writing template to describe what happens in the story. Can  you give the story a rating? Would you recommend it to a friend?
 
Tuesday:
If you were the king or queen of the wild things, how would you feel? Can you write a diary from the point of view of the 'King of the Wild Things'? 
Start off b writing 'Dear Diary' and describe what you got up to today. Did you dance, swing through trees or ride a monster?
 
Wednesday:
The author uses the word 'terrible' repeatedly to describe the wild things. Why did he use the same word so many times? 
Can you think of synonyms for 'terrible'? Write these is a list and in a sentence if you can.
 
Thursday:
Today we are going to plan a sequel to the story where Max returns to the wild things.
Can you write a plan which explains why Max goes back and what he gets up to with the monster when he returns.  These can be in the form of bullet points, pictures or simple notes.
 
Friday:
The time has come!
Write down your sequel ideas in a short story. Which adjectives will you use to describe the monsters? What will happen to Max? Can you use a conjunction? Will you use exclamation marks when something surprising happens?
 
Mathematics
Complete Lessons Monday-Thursday attached below. 
 
Textbook Resource:
https://preview.pearsonactivelearn.com/ebook.asp?id=MTAyODE4OXxib29rfHVuZGVmaW5lZHww
 
Science
Watch the time-lapse video of the 4 seasons:
โ€‹Could you tell which season was being shown on each part of the video? How could you tell?
 
Complete the worksheets for each season on the 'Season Activity' document. What do you do in each season? Can you draw a picture to illustrate the different activities that you do at different times of year? 
 
PSHE
PPE has become a new norm in modern day life, however, some children may find the sight of professional wearing PPE as worrying or intimidating. This may be because of its representation in the news and media footage giving in negative connotations. Watch the clip:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMkm63GQdSI

Explain that PPE is a good thing that keeps every safe and happy.

Use 'Mask Template' for children to design their own mask. It could be a mouth pulling a face or a design using their favourite super heroes. While they are drawing and colouring, engage in discussions and answer questions.

Can play PPE song too!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAw89CqZL08

 

RE:
The virtues for this half-term are 'Learned and Wise'. Watch the clip to see how Jesus demonstrates these virtues to us:

Do you know someone who is 'Learned and Wise'? Draw a picture of them and annotate it with different ways that they try to learn new things and how they show wisdom. Do they make good choices? Do they listen to what others have to say? Do they read? Do they listen to Father David?

 

Reading
Test your Phonics knowledge by logging into Oxford Owl (https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/?class-login-error=true&username=year1stcolumba) and reading. If you are sick of reading books at home, there is a variety of online books available. Select 'Class Login', Username: year1stcolumba, Password: Year1rules (Capital Y).  Don't be afraid to change levels/ages based on your ability.
 
REMEMBER to upload your work onto our new Padlet: https://padlet.com/MissYates77/o44ca03xsjvkxwpk ๐Ÿ™‚ 
 
Phonics
Continue to revise the phonemes from Phase 2-5 using the online links below. Have you come up with a creative way to revise Phonics? Share it on the class Padlet page - the messier the better!
 
Phonics Games:
Obb and Bob - http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/PicnicOnPluto.html
Deep Sea Phonics - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zyfkng8/articles/zt27y4j
Letters and Sounds Games - http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/phase-4-games.html (If you have a printer, you can also print off resources!) 
The Padlet isn't just a way to show your amazing work to Miss Yates, you can also ask questions and get help with tricky work. I can't wait to see the work from this week!

Monday 8th June 2020

 

English
The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch (not read by Miss Yates this week - sorry!) 
 
Monday:
What do you think was in the lunch that was so irresistible to the seagulls? Make a list of edible nouns (banana, chocolate, crisps, cocktail sausages) and positive adjectives (tasty, crunchy, delicious, juicy) to create a picnic basket that those cheeky seagulls would want to steal!
 
Tuesday:
Look at the list you made yesterday.
Use your descriptive list to write sentences to describe the Lighthouse Keeper's lunch which have a conjunction in them. For example:
The Lighthouse Keeper's lunch was delicious BECAUSE it had juicy apples that were as green as grass.
 
Wednesday:
Let's write some instructions!
Can you write step by step instructions to make a jam/tuna/cheese/ham sandwich? Start at number one and pretend that you are talking to an alien who has never made a sandwich before! They won't know what to do so make sure that your instructions are clear and simple.
EG:
  1. Take 2 slices of bread and put them on a plate
  2. Take a knife and use it to spread butter onto the bread.
    etc
Thursday:
Today we are going to make things interesting...
We are going to make a DISGUSTING SANDWICH!
Can you think of vile ingredients to put on your sandwich an write instructions? (dog poo nutella, slug lettuce, barf bread)
 
Friday:
It's time to follow your instructions and make a sandwich! It is up to you to decide if you would like to make your 'Delicious Sandwich' or your 'Disgusting Sandwich'. Show your wonderful (or disgusting) creation on Padlet!
 
Mathematics
Complete Lessons Monday-Thursday attached below. If you come across difficulties you can go to the kitchen and use physical resources to find the answers.  
On Friday, use some cups or other containers in your house to find out which has the largest capacity to hold liquid.
Textbook:
https://preview.pearsonactivelearn.com/ebook.asp?id=MTAyODE4OXxib29rfHVuZGVmaW5lZHww
 
Science
We are looking at seasons again and how we change our clothing depending on the time of year. Revisit the e-book 'Seren's Seasons' to remind yourself of the different characteristic of the seasons.
Can you use the 'Activity Mat' and 'Clothing Cut-Outs' to dress Seren appropriately for the seasonal weather? If you can't print and cut out, you can draw yourself in each season to show me how your would dress instead.
 

PSHE

Social distancing is a term used a lot by adults and people on the TV when they talk about keeping apart from other people. It is a good way to keep yourself and others around you safe. But what is a good distance? 

Watch this and sing a long!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nQgTywKmvQ

Can you think of any other animals or objects that would fit into the 2m space? Draw a poster of children showing good social distancing with an animal/object in between them.

 
Reading
Test your Phonics knowledge by logging into Oxford Owl (https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/?class-login-error=true&username=year1stcolumba) and reading. If you are sick of reading books at home, there is a variety of online books available. Select 'Class Login', Username: year1stcolumba, Password: Year1rules (Capital Y).  Don't be afraid to change levels/ages based on your ability.
 
REMEMBER to upload your work onto our new Padlet: https://padlet.com/MissYates77/o44ca03xsjvkxwpk ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Year  1 Week Beginning 1st June 2020


Whether you are coming back to school next week or not, have a go at the 'Safe and Unsafe Activity'. Can we put things in our mouths? Say hello from a distance? Give hugs? Wash hands?
Post your results on the

BRAND NEW PADLET PAGE .https://padletcom/MissYates77/o44ca03xsjvkxwpk

 

English

 

The Detective Dog 

 

Monday:
Let's make our own story!
Instead of Detective Dog Nell who found the stolen books, can you make your own character who saves the day? Try and use alliteration in the name, for example: Police Pig Percy, Officer Ollie Octopus, Sargent Sophie the crime solving snake, Detective Doll Daisy... 
How did they save the day? Maybe they could find a lost teddy bear, recover a beach ball that floated away, found a lost duckling, etc... 
Complete the 'Story Map' (there are a variety of templates, just pick the one that you prefer) to plan you the events of your story. 
Have a go at writing the start of the story!

 

Tuesday:
You have already written the start of your story, now it is time to write the middle of your story. What was stolen in the story? How do the characters feel? Can you use an adjective? 

 

Wednesday:
We can now write the end of your story. Who was the culprit? How did the main character solve the problem? Were all of the characters happy at the end of the story? 

 

Thursday:
Let's design a front cover for your book.
The illustrations must be relevant to the story but not give away the ending! Make sure that the title of the story is on there, as well as the author (that's you!).

 

Friday:
Write a blurb for your story.
The blurb should be placed on the back page of the book and tell the reader what the story is about. This will help them decide if they want to read their book or not.
Congratulations! You have completed your book ๐Ÿ™‚
Can you read it to a family member? Did they enjoy your story?
Don't forget to post it onto the new Padlet Page! https://padlet.com/MissYates77/o44ca03xsjvkxwpk


Mathematics 
Complete Lessons Monday-Thursday attached below. If you come across difficulties you can go to the kitchen and use physical resources to find the answers.  
On Friday, use some cups or other containers in your house to find out which has the largest capacity to hold liquid.
Textbook:
https://preview.pearsonactivelearn.com/ebook.asp?id=MTAyODE4OXxib29rfHVuZGVmaW5lZHww


Science
Read the e-book 'Seren's Seasons' to remind yourself of the different characteristic of the seasons. Discuss what you do at different times of year. Do you usually go sunbathing in Winter? Why not?
Fill in the gaps on the 'Science Worksheet' to demonstrate your understanding. There is more than one worksheet because they are differentiated, so you can choose which one suits you best.

 

RE
We will be finishing the topic of 'Pentecost' this week.
As this was when the followers of Jesus went out to spread the Good News with their gifts of new languages,  think about the different ways that you can teach others about Jesus. 
Create a mind map of different ways to spread the Gospel (Eg: Read bible stories to a sibling, tell a friend, gift someone a bible, complete a Wednesday Word Puzzle with a friend...)

 

Reading 
Test your Phonics knowledge by logging into Oxford Owl (https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/?class-login-error=true&username=year1stcolumba) and reading. If you are sick of reading books at home, there is a variety of online books available. Select 'Class Login', Username: year1stcolumba, Password: Year1rules (Capital Y).  Don't be afraid to change levels/ages based on your ability. 

REMEMBER to upload your work onto our new Padlet: https://padlet.com/MissYates77/o44ca03xsjvkxwpk

HALF-TERM PROJECT

 

This half term we have been looking at different books and had a go at writing our own stories. The time has finally come where you will... CREATE YOUR OWN BOOK! 

 

Over the week you must create you main character (Fred the Ferrari, Zoe the Zebra, Stardust the Fairy, etc... ) and decide on the start, middle and end of the story. Can you create a book cover with the title of the story on the front and blurb on the back?

 

You can make the story as long as you like and decorate it with illustrations of your choosing (with glitter, pain, stickers) as long as they are relevant to the story.

 

Brownie points if you use ... ! ? 

 

I can't wait to see how creative you are ๐Ÿ™‚

 

See you soon and enjoy half-term break

 

Miss Yates 

Year 1 W/B 18th May 2020

 

English:

 

Don't Forget to Write

 

Monday:

This week we will be writing letters. We did this back in Autumn Term so we will be revising prior learning this week and expanding on it.

Can you remember who a recipient is?

Who is the recipient in all of Rosie's letters?

Use the 'Letter Word Cards' or 'Letter Word Mat' to help you label the different features of a letter on 'Monday Letter'.

 

Tuesday:

Can you reply to 'Monday Letter'?

Don't forget to use the 'Letter Word Cards' or 'Letter Word Mat' to help you structure your letter (you can use fake addresses)

And remember, BEST HANDWRITING PLEASE. Use the 'Handwriting Example' to help with your letter formation (should write between the solid tramlines if you have the lined paper, this is different the the example lines).

 

Wednesday:

Can you imagine going to live with a different relative for a week?

Do you think you would like it or if you would like to go home?

Write a list of reasons why you would like to stay/leave your relatives (you can make these up, eg: My Auntie makes me rub her smelly feet every morning).

 

Thursday:

Can you use all of the reasons to stay/leave your relatives from yesterday to help you write a letter? The recipient will be your parents and need to persuade them to let you stay/come home. 

For example:

Dear Mum and Dad

Do you know what it's like to eat chocolate for breakfast? I do! Please let me stay with Auntie Katy and Uncle Jacob for another week. If you do I will let you... feed me vegetables! 

Best wishes

Lonimi 

 

Brownie points if you can use exclamation marks, question marks and ellipsis! 

 

Friday:

It is time to write a letter of complaint!

A complaint is when you let a person know that something is wrong and you do not like it. For example: A letter to your Dad to tell him that his feet smell and that he needs to wash them more often!

Today, you need to write a letter of complaint to Miss Yates. Is she sending too much work and you are drowning in worksheets? Or not enough, and you are so bored that you have resorted to watching Countdown! Try and think of some funny and interesting things to complain to Miss Yates about. If you get stuck, you can write your letter to a different recipient.

Can you make your letter more interesting by using exclamation marks, question marks and ellipsis?

 

Mathematics:

You can find the lessons for Maths this week attached as documents instead of the usual web link.

 

Additional to this...

As you know, we use Power Maths textbooks in school as part of the 'Mastery Approach' to teaching Mathematics. Power Maths have made an online home learning textbook for children to use. 

When using this resource, it is recommended that you will work week by week, one heading at a time per day. However, please feel free to do more if appropriate.  

Work with your child through the 'Discover' and 'Share' tasks at the start of each lesson (pages in colour), before encouraging your child to answer the tasks on the following page, as independently as possible (pages in monochrome). 
Textbook:

https://preview.pearsonactivelearn.com/ebook.asp?id=MTAyODE4OXxib29rfHVuZGVmaW5lZHww

 

Science:

This week in science we are going to test your ability to 'work scientifically' (DfE, 2014) and try a Science experiment. Pick one or more from: Lava Lamp, Fun With Density, Fireworks in a Glass or Dissolving (all documents attached), depending on equipment that you have at home.

Your challenge is not to only complete the experiment, but to record your observations. What did you do? What were your predictions and what was the final result?

 

Geography:

Can you create a key for a room in your house?

Use the information on the 'Lesson 5' PowerPoint to create a map making checklist.

 

RE:

Following our class topic of 'Pentecost' can you answer the comprehension questions?

Read the information on '1. Pentecost Activity - Reading' and the answer the questions on '2. Pentecost Activity - Questions'. The questions are differentiated so pick which sheet you are most comfortable with. 

 

 

Art:

Have a look at the 'Art Lesson' PowerPoint which introduces the use of line in drawings and creating movement. 

You can use the 'Line Tracing Sheet' to trace the figures.

Look up photos or take your own of moving figures. Can you draw them?

 

 

Reading

Test your Phonics knowledge by logging into Oxford Owl (https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/?class-login-error=true&username=year1stcolumba) and reading. If you are sick of reading books at home, there is a variety of online books available. Select 'Class Login', Username: year1stcolumba, Password: Year1rules (Capital Y).  Don't be afraid to change levels/ages based on your ability. 

CHALLENGE TIME:

Can you create your own reading area/den in your house or garden? Make sure it is comfortable and somewhere where your book will not be damaged! Think about what our book corner in Year 1 looks like for inspiration.

 

 

There are also many games on Discovery education : https://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/what-we-offer/discovery-education-espresso/literacy-resources (not just Phonics)

 

 

 

REMEMBER to upload your work onto Padlet: https://padlet.com/MissYates77/l1mwmh0qi3ljoxgt

 

Monday 11th May 2020

 

English

 

You can swim Jim

 

Monday:
Today we are going to comprehend the pool scene. This means that we are going to answer questions about what we can see. Look at the picture on 'Monday English Comprehension' and use the questions cards. Can your write your answers in full sentences which have capital letters and full stops? (If you do not have a printer, you can just view them online)

 

Tuesday:
Today we are going to introduce Prepositions. A Preposition is a word that tells you where or when something is in relation to something else. For example: The preposition is under in the sentence 'The dog slept under the table' because it is telling us the position of the dog. If you get stuck, you can use the 'Prepositions Word Mat' to help you.
Can you fill in the blanks of the 'Tuesday Prepositions' sentences? Brownie Points if you choose to write them out in full sentences!

 

Wednesday:
Can you answer the questions on the 'Wednesday Prepositions' Worksheet? If you would like to jazz it up, you can answer the questions on the 'Wednesday Question Cards' instead. Just remember to use capital letter and full stops! If you get stuck, you can use the 'Prepositions Word Mat' to help you.
Can you underline the Prepositions in your sentences? 

 

Thursday:
Watch this video about pool safety: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HV8jZmeAGY0
Use this video to help you think of 10 rules to follow to stay safe by swimming pools. Can you think of your own rules as well? (EG: Keep electrical items away from the water, don't wear heavy clothes to swim, swim with a buddy)
Can you use these rules to make a poster to tell children how to safe by swimming pools?

Friday:
Can you write a short story about a person who does not follow your pool safety rules and needs to be saved by a life guard? 

You can also have a go at this word search - just for fun! 


Mathematics
Please use the link below which will have your child's Maths lessons for the week (week 4). Take the time to sit with your child and work together. If you see a number being represented using fingers or ten frames, challenge your child to represent this number using household items. If the activities provided are too challenging or not challenging enough, you can try a lesson from a year group above or below. Each child learns at a different pace and some concepts are trickier than others, this can help recreate the differentiation that is embedded into each classroom lesson.
Week of Maths Lessons:  https://whiterosemaths.cm/homoelearning/year-1/

 

Science
IT'S CHALLENGE TIME
Miss Yates is challenging you to help her out.
Yesterday, Miss Yates was making breakfast but dropped her eggs. The eggs splattered onto her floor and made an awful mess! It took ages to clean up, and because she never wants to do that again, she needs your help. Can you design a packaging for an egg that will protect it from breaking when it gets dropped? You can use as much or as little of everyday materials to protect the egg.  
Post onto Padlet, which materials did and did not protect the egg from breaking when dropped onto the floor.


Art:
This time we will make a collage! Search your house for newspapers or magazines and cut out (with permission from an adult!) different facial features. Cut out mouths, noses, eyes, even Donald Trump's toupee if you can find it, and put them together to make a face! 
You can use the 'Art Activity Sheet' to help you, as a template. You can also you the 'Art Cut Outs' if you do not have any newspapers or magazines. 

 

Geography
This week we will be looking at compasses. What they are and how they help us.
1.Can you think of a way to remember the order of north, East, South and West? (Never Eat Shredded Wheat)
2. Can you draw your own compass? Are the directions in the correct order?
3. Use the 'Compass Challenge' cards to move around the house and demonstrate that you understand the directions. 

 

RE
Let's revisit the story of Pentecost: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMQKy1Mx4M9
Use the template 'Pentecost Recount Activity' to test your knowledge of the bible story. If you cannot print it, you can answer the questions and add your own illustrations to make you work special!


Reading
Test your Phonics knowledge by logging into Oxford Owl (https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/?class-login-error=true&username=year1stcolumba) and reading. If you are sick of reading books at home, there is a variety of online books available. Select 'Class Login', Username: year1stcolumba, Password: Year1rules (Capital Y).  Don't be afraid to change levels/ages based on your ability. 

If you are inspired by Miss Yates' video, you could read a story to siblings, pets or teddies and create your own story time video! Check out how different story tellers read books for some more inspiration: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000hsff/cbeebies-bedtime-stories-750-tom-hardy-under-the-same-sky


There are also many games on Discovery education : https://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/what-we-offer/discovery-education-espresso/literacy-resources (not just Phonics)

 

REMEMBER to upload your work onto Padlet: https://padlet.com/MissYates77/l1mwmh0qi3ljoxgt
 

 

Year One Home Learning: Week Beginning 4th May 2020

 

 

 

English 

 

The Koala Who Could (please click the link to see the video)

 

Monday:
Poor Kevin! He is stuck up that tree all by himself. Can you design a new character for our story who can sit up in the tree with him? Maybe it is a cheeky monkey, a curious bird, a lazy caterpillar or a sleepy sloth. 
Draw your character and list some adjectives to describe them. You can use a Random Adjective Generator for inspiration https://www.textfixer.com/tools/random-adjectives.php

 

Tuesday:
In the story, Kevin had to try something new and leave his comfort zone behind. Can you think of something that you would be nervous to try? Or a fear that you have already overcome? For example: Last year, Miss Yates did a Sky Dive for charity. She didn't enjoy a second of it and screamed the whole way down. However, because she raised money for charity, she was very glad that she did it afterwards.
Can you write down an experience that you didn't want to do but was happy that you did it in the end? It could be trying new food, playing with a new friend, going on a scary ride, etc.
If you are struggling to think of something, you can steal Miss Yates' story.
REMEMBER to use your best cursive handwriting!

 

Wednesday:
Let's think about the events in the story. Can you write a list of the events in order? These do not need to be in great detail but do need to make sense. Read it aloud to a parent or sibling to check that you have not missed any important events.

 

Thursday:
Look at the list from yesterday and remind yourself of the events from the story. Let's use the conjunctions: 'and', 'but' and 'because' to retell the story. 
For example: Kevin had to leave his tree 'because' it was about to fall down. Kevin was too scared 'and' stayed in the tree.

 

Friday:
Let's write a second adventure for Kevin!
What do you think Kevin will do next? Will he become a brave explorer and travel the world? Or will he find another tree to hide in?
Write at least 4 sentences that describe what happened to Kevin after the book finished. You can add your own illustrations too!

Mathematics:
Please use the link below which will have your child's Maths lessons for the week (week 3). Take the time to sit with your child and work together. If you see a number being represented using fingers or ten frames, challenge your child to represent this number using household items. If the activities provided are too challenging or not challenging enough, you can try a lesson from a year group above or below. Each child learns at a different pace and some concepts are trickier than others, this can help recreate the differentiation that is embedded into each classroom lesson.
Week of Maths Lessons:  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

Science:
Last week you were very good at identifying waterproof materials.
This week we will be looking at the importance of Physics in places like, Lego Land, Peppa Pig World, Alton Towers and Drayton Manor!
Look at different roller coasters on YouTube, like this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsjdYQJc748
Can you design your own roller coaster? Write down the materials you will need. Think if they will be strong enough so that the ride does not break, rust or blow down.
Can you construct it using Lego, blocks, cereal boxes or anything else you have in the house?
I can't wait to see your creative ideas on Padlet!

 

Art:
Now that we have had a go at drawing portraits, it is time to add some colour! I actually find this part a bit tricky so don't worry if you aren't happy with your final portrait after the first attempt. You can use any medium to create your portraits (pencils, crayons, tissue, paint, nail varnish...)
Follow the PowerPoint Presentation for instructions (attached below) and challenge yourself to read the Picasso Fact Sheet.

 

Geography:
Look at 'Lesson 3' Geography PowerPoint.
We will be looking at the things around us today. Do these change when you go into a different room?
Can you upload your signpost map onto Padlet?

 

RE:
May has begun and as a Church we focus upon our relationship with Our Blessed Mother Mary.  Can you write a personal prayer to Mary? You may wish to ask for help, to give thanks or to apologise for something. Feel free to decorate your prayer with illustrations to make it extra special.  You may even want to create an altar to Mary somewhere in your house and go there to pray and seek comfort. 

 

Reading:
Test your Phonics knowledge by logging into Oxford Owl (https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/?class-login-error=true&username=year1stcolumba) and reading. If you are sick of reading books at home, there is a variety of online books available. Select 'Class Login', Username: year1stcolumba, Password: Year1rules (Capital Y).  Don't be afraid to change levels/ages based on your ability. 

If you are inspired by Miss Yates' video, you could read a story to siblings, pets or teddies and create your own story time video! Check out how different story tellers read books for some more inspiration: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000hsff/cbeebies-bedtime-stories-750-tom-hardy-under-the-same-sky


There are also many games on Discovery education : https://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/what-we-offer/discovery-education-espresso/literacy-resources (not just Phonics)

 

REMEMBER to upload your work onto Padlet: https://padlet.com/MissYates77/l1mwmh0qi3ljoxgt


I can't wait to see what you have been getting up to!

Year One - Week Beginning 27th April 2020

 

 

English

 

The Squirrels Who Squabbled.

 

The Squirrels' video

 

Monday: Character Description. 

Who are the two Main characters in the story? Use the character description activity (linked here please) and think of adjectives to describe each character. Are they similar or different to each other? 

Extension: Describe these characters in full sentences. Can you use a conjunction to compare the characters? EG: Cyril was a relaxed squirrel BUT Bruce was a clever squirrel. 

 

Tuesday: Setting Description. 

Where is the story set? A desert? A castle? A forest? Look back at the story and write down the adjectives that are used by the author to describe the setting. 

Look at other forest imagery online or by looking at these pictures (link powerpoint here please). Write down adjectives to describe each image. How do you think it looks/smells/sounds?

Extension: Pretend you are a bird flying through the trees of this forest. Describe everything that you can see and hear in this forest. Do you see our squabbling squirrels on the way?

 

Wednesday: Word Classes.

Remind yourself of the definitions of Nouns, Verbs and Adjectives.

Using the table (link table here please), or you can draw one yourself, listen to the story again. Every time you here a noun, write it down in the noun section. Repeat this with verbs and adjectives.

Extension: Go into a different room, your garden, or on your daily walk, show your parents all of the nouns you can see. Can you think of more adjectives to describe each noun than your parents? EG: I see a tree. it is tall, majestic, strong, beautiful, mighty, silent...

 

Thursday: Story planning.

Let's write out own story! Using the original, can you change the story to become your own? Instead of two Squirrels call Cyril and Bruce, they could be two cheeky monkeys called Ellie-Mae and Elliott! Instead of living in a forest, they could live in a tropical jungle! Use the plan template to change the story (link plan template here please)

Extension: Include adjectives in descriptions 

 

Friday: Story Writing.

It's time to write your own story! Yesterday you planned your story, today you can use your plan to become an Author and write the story. Remember to you full stops, capital letters and finger spaces. If you want to impress your family, you could use exclamation marks (!), question marks (?), or maybe even ellipsis (...).

Extension: Read your story to a teddy bear at bed time to help them go to sleep.

 

Remember to upload your best work onto Padlet so I can see your amazing stories! (Link to Y1 padlet)

 

Mathematics

 

Please use the link below which will have your child's Maths lessons for the week. Take the time to sit with your child and work together. If you see a number being represented using fingers or ten frames, challenge your child to represent this number using household items. If the activities provided are too challenging or not challenging enough, you can try a lesson from a year group above or below. Each child learns at a different pace and some concepts are trickier than others, this can help recreate the differentiation that is embedded into each classroom lesson.

Week of Maths Lessons: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

 

 

Science

Miss Yates' favourite subject!

Let's look at the topic: Materials and Their Properties

Which materials are transparent and opaque? Make sunglasses out of different materials to see which are transparent (paper, towels, plastic cups, crisp packets…)

Which materials are waterproof? Protect a family member with different materials and pour a cup of water on their head. Which materials protect them? (cellophane, tin foil, tissue, etc) WARNING: YOU WILL GET WET.

(attach '#Lesson Presentation Umbrella Investigation' powerpoint )

 

RE

We will be starting the topic: Pentecost

Refresh your knowledge of Pentecost with this fun video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMQKy1Mx49M 

Can you act out the story with toys or retell it to a family member to show that you understand the events of the bible story.

 

Art

An introduction to drawing portraits. Use the guidance to draw your own, and family member's, faces!

(Link Art powerpoint, activity sheet and how to sheet)

 

Geography

Look at the PowerPoint. (attach 'Lesson 2 (1)' Geography powerpoint)

Can you research world maps and local area maps? What are the differences? When do we use each type of map?

 

Reading

Use your Phonics knowledge this week by logging into Oxford Owl (https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/?class-login-error=true&username=year1stcolumba) and reading. If you are sick of reading books at home, there is a variety of online books available. Select 'Class Login', Username: year1stcolumba, Password: Year1rules (Capital Y).  Don't be afraid to change levels/ages based on your ability. 

 

REMEMBER to upload your work onto Padlet (link Y1 padlet here please), I can't wait to see what you have been getting up to!

Home Learning Year 1

 

Week Beginning - 20th April 2020

 

Padlet:

Create your own Padlet account and share the work that you have been doing at home with Miss Yates and the rest of the class! I can't wait to see your amazing work ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Follow the link: https://padlet.com/MissYates77/l1mwmh0qi3ljoxgt

 

Phonics

Continue to revise the phonemes from Phase 2-5 using the online links below. Have you come up with a creative way to revise Phonics? Share it on the class Padlet page - the messier the better!

Phonics Games:

Obb and Bob - http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/PicnicOnPluto.html

Deep Sea Phonics - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zyfkng8/articles/zt27y4j

Letters and Sounds Games - http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/phase-4-games.html (If you have a printer, you can also print off resources!)

Phonics Bloom - https://www.phonicsbloom.com/

 

 

Mathematics 

 

Please use the link below which will have your child's Maths lessons for the week. Take the time to sit with your child and work together. If you see a number being represented using fingers or ten frames, challenge your child to represent this number using household items. If the activities provided are too challenging or not challenging enough, you can try a lesson from a year group above or below. Each child learns at a different pace and some concepts are trickier than others, this can help recreate the differentiation that is embedded into each classroom lesson.

Week of Maths Lessons: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

 

English:

Please see comprehension activities below. If you do not have access to a printer, you can complete the activities using a different piece of paper or an old newspaper, magazine, kitchen roll, or chalk on concrete! 

This a great time to really perfect your handwriting. Remember to write in pre-cursive, start each letter on the bottom line, and use finger spaces.  

English: (see fiction, poetry and non-fiction revision files attached)

 

RE 

Our new virtues for this half term are 'Eloquent and Truthful'. Please have a look at the resources attached below. Look at the Key Stage 1 activity ideas. Write a prayer asking God to help you when it is hard to tell the truth. Think of ways that you can demonstrate the virtues. I look forward to seeing your work on the Padlet!

 

Geography

This term we are looking at spacial sense.

In the documents section below I have included a Powerpoint.  Please go through the Powerpoint.  Once you have done this, have a go at the task. Don't be afraid to add your own variations to the task and use different mediums of art (pencils, paper, models). If you can't remember the classroom layout, you can draw a map of a room in your house.

Don't forget to share on the class Padlet!

Lesson Link: (PowerPoint attached)

 

Weekly Worship:

 Dan and Emily from Onelife Music will be creating engaging, lively and prayerful retreats on Youtube each week. This link will be available in the class page weekly. Try to make some time for family prayer this week and join in with the beautiful songs and prayers. 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9oohwnp-tY&feature=youtu.be

 

 

If you are struggling with the work provided, alternative resources can be found:

BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zjpqqp3/year-1-lessons/1

Oak National Academy: https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-1/#subjects

Remember, each child is different and it is important to work at their pace. Learning outside of a classroom environment can be difficult for some children (and some teachers too!) but it is important to stay patient. If you find that you or your child are getting frustrated, there is no harm in having a 20 minute break and coming back to it refreshed. Good luck! 

We are so excited to see you all again and are missing you so much! Stay safe and happy ๐Ÿ™‚

Miss Yates, Miss Fegan and Miss Gittings

RE Project: 

 

 

Please see the attached document for online phonics resources for pupils and parents from Monday 27th April. We hope you find this useful. 

Year 1 Reading List

Phonics Websites

Reading eggs


Your child has been given a username and password for Reading Eggs; this is stuck in the front of their reading record (please let me know if you need a new one), Children are able to read books online which will earn them points!

Maths Websites
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