1.06.20 - 5.06.20 - Summer 2

Hello Year 1,

We hope you had a really lovely half term holiday and that those of you celebrating Eid had a very happy day. Welcome back! Our very exciting theme for this half term is ‘Who will you meet in the woods?’

This half term, we will be reading stories about adventures in the woods, learning why it is important to grow and protect trees and learning about materials and sustainability in Science.

We have lots of fun activities for you to enjoy this week. Please check Purple Mash. It would be nice to hear about your holiday on the Purple Mash blog! And please get in touch on the blog if you need any extra support with the activities.

Have a great week. You are all doing a wonderful job with your home learning, keep it up!

From Santosh and Jess

Here is our Summer 2 curriculum map. Have a look to see some of our fun learning for this half term!

English

Our theme for this term is ‘Who will you meet in the woods?’ We will be reading some amazing stories about adventures in the forest this term. This week, we want you to use your imagination and write some brilliant sentences.

Activity 1

Have a look at this picture. What can you see? Can you write a sentence to describe the forest in the picture?

I can see ______________ and _______________.

Activity 2

What creatures live in a forest? Have a look at the picture. What kind of character do you think would live in this cottage in the woods? Draw a picture of who you imagine lives in the cottage.

Can you write a sentence to tell me what creature or character you imagine lives here? Remember your capital letters, finger spaces and full stop.

Support: I think ________________.

Challenge: I think _________________ because _______________.

Activity 3

Have a look at the pictures of forests by clicking here. Can you draw or paint a picture of a magical forest in your home learning book?

What can you see in your forest? What is it like? Can you label your picture? Click here to see a word mat to help you.

 

Activity 4

Have a look at the picture. The picture shows a part of a story. What do you think will happen next in the story?

Can you write the next section of the story in your home learning books?

Remember to use your success criteria!

Challenge: Can you use ‘because’ or ‘and’ in your story?

Support:  Draw a picture of what happens next in the story. Label your picture or write a sentence to describe what is happening.

For further support, use ‘cut up sentences’. Say your sentence to your grown-up and ask them to write it down. Cut up the sentence and put it in the correct order. Copy the sentence by writing it into home learning book using finger spaces.

Maths

You have worked so hard on your maths learning over the last half term. To help us this half term, we are going to have some time to practise this week. You have a worksheet every day – remember to read all of the words first! Think about what you need to do before you start your working out. Write your answers in your home learning book. Can you tell your grown up what you need to do? 

Support: If you find any of these worksheets tricky, focus on one or two questions each day. Can you draw the problem or use real objects to help you?

 

Monday - click here for your Monday worksheet

Tuesday - click here for your Tuesday worksheet

Wednesday - click here for your Wednesday worksheet

Thursday - click here for your Thursday worksheet

Friday - click here for your Friday worksheet

 

 

Phonics

Every day, practise your phonics by writing down 5 words you know that have that sound in. Then, write a sentence for each sound using the words you have thought of.

You have already done some of these sounds, so your challenge is to think of brand new words!

Monday – oo (Boo!) and ue (clue)

Tuesday – ee (meeting) and ea (cleaning)

Wednesday – ch (lurching) and e-e (complete)

Thursday – ar (starting) and au (launching)

Friday – or (sorting) and aw (lawnmower)

Can you use your words to make a sentence?

 

If you are finding the Phase 5 sounds a bit tricky, can you practise your Phase 2 sounds by clicking here? Can you write your own alien words with these sounds?

Reading

Can you listen to Jess’ story and read along with her? Can you spot the high frequency words? Watch the video to join in.

Spelling

Don't forget to practise your spellings. This week you will be learning words with different ‘oi’ sounds. Practise them in your workbook in your neatest handwriting.

Art

In Science, we have been learning about plants and how plants grow. We are going to carry on thinking about plants in our Art learning! We are going to draw, paint and print leaves as we learn about a famous artist called Henri Matisse.

Activity 1

Have a look at the picture below and answer these questions:

What do you like about these pictures? Is there anything you dislike?

What do you notice?

What shapes and colours can you see?

These pictures were all created by an artist called Henri Matisse. He was a very famous artist and his art is loved all over the world. I like the way he uses bold, exciting colours and makes patterns.

Activity 2

Can you go on a socially distanced walk with your grown-up and collect some leaves?

Can you look carefully at your leaves and draw/sketch them in your home learning book? Remember to look at the details.

Don’t worry if you can’t go for a walk, you can have a look at a picture of some leaves by clicking here.

Activity 3

Can you use your leaf as a stamp to make a print? Using a paint brush, cover one side of your leaf with paint. Then turn it over and press onto paper.

Can you create a leaf painting like Henri Matisse’s paintings using your leaves to print? Can you use bright colours and create a pattern?

If you don’t have paint at home, don’t worry. Could you colour in your leaves with crayons? Could you use things you have around the house like tinned tomatoes instead of paint? Get creative but remember to ask a grown-up first.

Don’t worry if you can’t find any leaves. Can you draw or paint a picture in the style of Henri Matisse? Look at the pictures above for ideas.

PE

Watch the video below to join in with a Cosmic yoga forest adventure!

Click here to see a selection of yoga poses. Can you try them in order? Maybe you could teach the poses to your family.

 

See the link below to join in with Joe Wicks!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKjcZ8mUr-M

Keith’s corner

Keith would like you to learn this song about walking in a forest. Can you come up with your own actions? Can you perform the song to your family?

Half Term: 25.05.20 - 29.05.20

Hi Year 1!

Well done for making it through another half term! We have been so impressed with your hard work and how you have been staying busy, active and safe.

For Half Term, you have the Family Homework Challenge!

We were thinking about all the things we do to look after our bodies and our minds. Can you name a few? When we do these things, for example, eat well, exercise, do yoga, create art, plant seeds, we feel happier and so do our friends and families.

What do you think this means? Talk with your family about how you can achieve these things during your half term break and further.

We look forward to seeing you back online on Monday June 1st. We will have new work for you and will be back on Purple Mash.

We also wanted to wish those of you celebrating Eid a very happy Eid Mubarak! We would love to see some photos of your celebrations on the PurpleMash blogs.

Remember, you are brilliant! We think of you all and know that you are doing an amazing job of staying safe, active and busy!

Speak soon!

Santosh and Jess

 

18.05.20 - 22.05.20

Well done, Year 1! You have made it such a long way with your online learning and we are so impressed with you! Next week is our Half Term break, so you can get some really good rest and spend time doing whatever you like!

For now, we have some work for this week. You will be carrying on with your English and Maths, finishing up your science work on plants and practising your usual phonics, reading and spelling.

We are both very proud of you and how you are doing such a great job with all the tasks we have set for you. Keep working hard this week, then you can rest all of next week. We won’t be checking the blog over half term, so if you want to chat, this week is your chance!

We look forward to seeing how you get on! Remember – keep safe, active and looking after each other. You are all brilliant!

Speak soon,

Jess and Santosh

English

This week you are going to write your adventure story! We can’t wait to read them.

Activity 1

Write your story using your plan. Watch Jess’ video first before you start writing.

Remember to use your star write success criteria to help you! You can see this below.

You can also click here to see the sentence starter mat and the high frequency word spelling mat. Please use your neatest handwriting!

You could write your story over two days or you could write a little bit each day. It’s up to you.

Extension: Can you include a sentence with ‘and’ in it?

 

 

 

 

Activity 2

After you have written your story, can you read it out loud to a grown-up? Check you have included capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. Is there anything you could do to make your story even better?

 

Activity 3

After you have written and edited your story, can you publish it? Write your story up in your neatest handwriting and decorate with pictures. Think about whether you could:

  • Use paper or card and decorate with pictures.
  • Make a book out of paper. There are lots of instructions on YouTube for how to do this.
  • Decorate with painted pictures or patterns or use collage.

Maths

This is our last week of addition and subtraction stories and problems. You will be using what you already know but in a slightly different way!

Before we get started, let’s think about our number bonds to 10. Can you remember what numbers go together to make 10? Before you start your maths lessons this week, make a new list of your number bonds to 10 and use them to make number sentences. This will help with this week’s learning!

For example,

3 and 7 make 10

3 + 7 = 10

10 – 7 = 3

Now try yours!

Then, you can carry on with your lesson work.

Monday and Tuesday

Click here for Monday's worksheet. Write your answers in your home learning book. 

Click here for Tuesday's worksheet. Write your answer in your home learning book.

Wednesday and Thursday

Click here for Wednesday's worksheet. Write your answers in your home learning book.

Click here for Thursday's worksheet. Write your answers in your home learning book. 

 

Friday

Can you look back over this week’s lessons and create your own number problems? Maybe you can have your own toys instead of the bears, find a flag and lay your counters out to find out how far apart they are? Remember to count by making ten!

Let us know how you get on my going on the Purple Mash blogs!

Phonics

Every day, practise your phonics by writing down 5 words you know that have that sound in. Then, write a sentence for each sound using the words you have thought of.

You have already done some of these sounds, so your challenge is to think of brand new words!

Monday – sh (Santosh) and ie (pie)

Tuesday – igh (slightly) and i-e (kite)

Wednesday – ow (pillow) and o-e (stone)

Thursday – ay (playing) and a-e (mate)

Friday – er (fisherman) and ir (swirling)

 

If you are finding the Phase 5 sounds a bit tricky, can you practise your Phase 2 sounds? Look at the sound mat by clicking here. Can you write your own made up alien words with these sounds? E.g. guck. Then read your made up words out loud, blending the sounds together.

 

Extension: Can you read these alien words? Can you write 2 of your own alien words each day?

Reading

Can you listen to Jess’ story and read along with her? Your story this week is called ‘The town mouse and the country mouse’.

After you have read the story, tell your grown-up:

  • What was your favourite part of the story and why?
  • What happened first? What happened then? What happened finally?

Spelling

Don't forget to practise your spellings. This week you will be learning words with different ‘or’ sounds. Practise them in your workbook in your neatest handwriting.

Science

Some trees change throughout the year, lose their leaves and then grow new ones! This type of tree is called deciduous.

Other trees stay the same all year and are called evergreen trees.

Watch this video to learn a bit more.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/science-ks1-ks2-ivys-plant-workshop-are-plants-the-same-all-year-round/zdvct39

Science activities

  1. Answer this question in your book: What is a deciduous tree? 
  2. With what we know about the weather and how it can change in the seasons, can you draw what you think a tree might look like over the year, in every season (Autumn, Winter, Summer, Spring)?
  3. As part of your Purple Mash work, you can complete a plant diary so we can see all the stages of a tree’s growth through the seasons!
  4. On the Purple Mash blogs, can you update us on how your plant is growing? If you are having problems with it, write it on the blog and perhaps we can help!

PE

Can you join in with this cosmic yoga video about Mimi the mermaid?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MmczGBAjM8

Can you download and have a go at these fitness exercises?

Keith’s corner

Here is a joke from Jess and Jigsaw Jack. Can you think of a joke and post it on your class blog? Keep smiling Year 1!

11.05.20 - 15.05.20

Welcome back to your Online Learning after the Bank Holiday Weekend! We hope you had a lovely rest and did some research into VE day and why we celebrate it. Make sure you share your research and work with us on the class blogs. We love hearing from you and being in touch.

We’re back to a normal week and look forward to seeing how you get on.

Remember to look after yourselves and each other, stay safe and keep busy! We are thinking of you lots and know that you are all trying your best. Keep it up!

Speak soon,

Jess and Santosh

English

This is an exciting week because you are going to be planning your amazing adventure stories. Next week you will write them. You will be using all of your wonderful ideas from last week. Use your imaginations and have fun! Make sure you watch Jess’ videos so you know what to do.

Monday

  1. Your first step is to open your home learning book and divide your page into 8 boxes. Have a look at the picture to help you. This will be your plan.

2. Watch the video below to find out how to plan the first section of your story! Jess will tell you your instructions. Then fill in box 1 and 2.

Tuesday

Watch Jess’ video below to find out what to include in box 3 and 4 of your plan.

Extension: Can you write a sentence with ‘and’ to describe what is happening in this section?

Wednesday

Watch Jess’ video below to find out what to include in box 5 and 6 of your plan.

Extension: Can you write a sentence to describe what is happening?

Thursday

Watch Jess’ video below to find out what to include in box 7 and 8 of your plan.

Extension: Can you write a sentence to describe what is happening? Can you include the word ‘but’?

Here is Jess’ plan to help you!

Friday

Can you act out your story?

 

 

Maths

We will be practicing the maths skills we have and thinking about number stories in a slightly different way. We will be practicing our switching between addition and subtraction.

Before we start, can you tell your grown up what addition is and what subtraction is? You an even give them an example from last week’s work!

Remember, when you are doing the worksheets you will need to read all the words so that maths book doesn’t trick you!

Monday and Tuesday

You can go back through and check your work and the video.

Here are your steps:

  • Is it addition or subtraction? You can check using the video and using all of your other learning. Put the addition symbol (+) or subtraction symbol (-) in the number sentence.
  • Put the numbers you know in the correct place in the number sentence.
  • Do the addition or subtraction – choose a strategy that you like using (in your head, with objects, part part whole diagram!). Write your answer in the number sentence.
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Phonics

Every day, practice your phonics by writing down 5 words you know that have that sound in. Then, write a sentence for each sound using the words you have thought of.

You have already done some of these sounds, so your challenge is to think of brand new words!

Monday – ow (cow) and ou (out)

Tuesday – th (thing) and ph (phonics)

Wednesday – oa (oats) and ow (row)

Thursday – qu (quack) and oe (toe)

Friday – ai (rain) and ay (play)

 

Extension: Can you make your own alien words using these sounds?

 

Spelling

Don't forget to practise your spellings. This week you will be learning words with different ‘ie’ sounds. Practise them in your workbook in your neatest handwriting.

Reading

Can you spot these high frequency words as you listen to Jess reading Ruby’s Worry?

To     and     she     all     one     to     very      a      it      so     little       first       there      was   

Science

Can you see any plants out of your window? If you can, draw a picture of it and label its parts. You can draw a tree or any other plant you can see. You might even have plants in your home!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/science-ks1-ks2-ivys-plant-workshop-parts-of-a-plant/zvdkpg8

Watch this video to find out how the parts look on Santosh’s plants.

You might not be able to see the roots of your plant, but you can draw the plants like this, (like scientists do) and then you’ll be able to label all of the parts.

 

Music

Here is a fun song about the parts of trees and other plants!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJqy967xs1c

 

PE

Can you follow along with this yoga story? There are lots on this channel - check them out and they will help you keep active!

Online Learning - 4th May - 8th May

Hello Year 1,

We hope you have had a good week. Here is another week of home learning for you to enjoy.

Don’t forget that Friday is a bank holiday! That means that we have planned four days of learning for you to do. This special bank holiday marks the 75-year anniversary of VE day. VE day was the day that people in the UK celebrated the end of World War 2 and the start of peace. Living in a peaceful country is something that I feel very grateful for. Can you talk to your grown-ups about things you feel grateful for? 

Don’t forget to check Purple Mash. It has been so lovely to see some of your great work being shared on the blog!

Stay healthy and safe and enjoy your home learning.

From Jess and Santosh

Writing

Last week, you wrote Jack and the Beanstalk in your own words. This week, you are going to start imagining your own story. Your story can be a bit like Jack and the Beanstalk, but you can have different characters. Your character can still climb the beanstalk, but they might meet a different evil character at the top! Watch Jess' video before you start. And don't forget to click on the links below to see pictures that will help you!

Activity 1

Who would you like to choose as your main character instead of Jack? You could even choose yourself! Jess’ story is called ‘Jess and the Beanstalk’ but yours could be ‘Wardah and the Beanstalk’ or ‘Rayyan and the Beanstalk’! You could also choose a character from another story that you like or somebody in your family.

  1. Draw a picture of your main character in your home learning books.
  2. What is your main character like? What do they like to do? What is their favourite food? What clothes do they wear?
  3. Can you write a description of your main character? You only need to write a sentence. Can you include some interesting adjectives?

 

EXTENSION: Can you include ‘and’ in your sentence?

 

Activity 2

Now you need to think about where your main character lives. Jack lives in a house with his mum and Daisy the cow. Where would your character live?

Click here to see some pictures to inspire you and help you brainstorm!

  1. Draw, paint or make your character’s home. Have a look at the pictures for ideas.
  2. Who does your character live with? Can you draw their family?
  3. Can you write a sentence to describe their home?

EXTENSION: Can you think of some interesting adjectives? Use the word bank to help you. Click here for the word bank.

 

Activity 3

When your character wakes up and sees a beanstalk growing outside their house, they are going to climb up it into another world. What terrifying creature might live at the top of the beanstalk instead of the giant?

Click here to see some pictures to help you with your ideas!

  1. Draw a picture of your ‘evil character’. Who will you meet at the top of the beanstalk?
  2. Can you label your picture? What is this character like? What do they wear? What do they look like?

 

 

Activity 4

Where do you think your evil character would live? Have a look at the photos to help you.

Click here to see some pictures to help you think of ideas!

  1. Draw, paint or make your evil character’s home.
  2. Can you write a sentence to describe what their home is like? Try to use interesting adjectives. Have a look at the word bank to help you.

 

Now start thinking about what will happen in your story! You will be writing them next week.

Reading

Here is a lovely story called ‘The Last Tree in the City’. Can you read it with your grown-ups? Before you start, look at the front cover and predict what you think might happen in the story.

Phonics

Every day, practise your phonics by writing down 5 words you know that have that sound in. Then, write a sentence for each sound using one of the words you have thought of!

You can do this with two sounds every day.

Monday – oo (book) and u-e (tune)

Tuesday – ng (song) and wh (when)

Wednesday – ur (turn) and ure (pure)

Thursday – oi (soil) and oy (toy)

Click here for help with each sound

Spelling

Don't forget to practise your spellings. This week you will be learning words with different ‘ie’ sounds. Practise them in your workbook in your neatest handwriting.

Maths

 

This week, we are practising our number sentences and stories.


Every day, you’ll need to use the numbers, make addition and subtraction sentences out of them, then make a number story!
For example, let’s take 3, 4 and 7.


Addition sentence - 3 + 4 = 7
Addition story - Santosh has 3 slices of apple and Jess gave her 4. She had 7 altogether.
Subtraction sentence - 7 – 4 = 3
Subtraction Story - Jess had 7 marbles and 4 rolled away. She had 3 marbles left over.


As the video says, you will need to use all you know about part part whole diagrams to create your sentence.
Here are a few rules to help you.
1) For addition, the parts hug the equal sign.
2) For subtraction, the parts hug the equals sign.
3) You can use this rule to label your parts and complete your number sentence!
4) Check that the whole is the biggest number, the parts are smaller.
5) Use objects to help you!

Here are some words that might help.
Addition – altogether, in total, in the end
Subtraction – left over, rolled away, eaten, disappeared
Here are your numbers!


Monday – 4    6   10
Tuesday – 9    8    1
Wednesday – 10    5    15
Thursday – 7    0    7


Remember – You need two number sentences every day, and a number story for each sentence.
We would love to see some drawings to go with the number stories you create!

PSHE

Can you watch Santosh and Jigsaw Jack’s video? They would like you to have a think about what makes you special and what makes you different. Remember we are all special in our own way.

Your PSHE task

  1. Can you talk to your family about what makes you special and what makes each member of your family special?
  2. Can you share what makes you special on our Purple Mash blog?
  3. Can you make a poster to show your family and what makes you all special and unique? Can you include ways that you help each other?

 

Science

Did you manage to plant your own seeds last week? Is your plant starting to grow?

Can you keep checking your plant every day and updating your seed diary?

 

Music

Here is a song about how seeds grow! Can you make up some actions for the song?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUkvbhWe8Lo

 

PE

It’s important for you to stay active at home. Try these links to stay healthy and have fun!

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBudCnXPQCehUq4iBnmPTKZm

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Story time

Enjoy your story time with Santosh!

Keith's corner

Here is your joke of the week! This week's joke was from Wafia in Pink Class! Can you think of a joke and share it on the blog?

Online Learning - 27th April - 1st May

Hello Year 1,
We have been busy thinking about all the things you can be getting up to and how to carry on your brilliant home learning. We hope you’ve had a good week, have learnt new things and been practising all the things you already know.
Make sure you check out Purple Mash and get your work done on there. You can write to us on the blog – we love to hear from you. Perhaps you could even add your alien words to our class blogs!
Stay safe and busy!
Santosh and Jess

Writing

Last week, we read Jack and the Beanstalk. This week, we are going to do some thinking about the story and then you are going to write it in your own words. Here is the link for the story so that you can read it again.

 

Activity 1
1. Look at the pictures below. Can you put these pictures in the correct order? Order them 1-11.

2. Drama
- Can you act out the story to you grown-ups?
- You could make your own finger puppets out of paper to help you. Or you could ask your grown-up to read you the story as you act it out.

Activity 2
1. Which character is your favourite? Why is this your favourite character? What are they like?

2. Draw a picture of your favourite character in your home learning book.

3. Can you write a sentence to describe your favourite character?

 

Activity 3
1. What settings or places are in the story? How many can you think of? (for example Jack’s house)

2. Where does the giant live? What is it like?

3. Draw a picture of the castle in your home learning book.

4. What adjectives could you use to describe the castle? Can you label your picture? Click here to see Jess' word bank to help you!


Extension: Can you write a sentence to describe the castle?

 

Activity 4

1. Can you write the story of Jack and the Beanstalk in your own words into your home learning book?

2. Don’t forget to use your success criteria. Click here to see the word mat for ideas on how you start your sentences.


3. After you have written the story, you can decorate it with pictures. Well done!

Reading
Can you read one of our favourite stories ‘Wombat goes Walkabout’ with your grown-up? Click here for the link.

 

Phonics
Every day, practise your phonics by writing down 5 words you know that have that sound in. Then, write a sentence for each sound using one of the words you have thought of!
You can do this with two sounds every day. Click here for help with each sound.


Monday – ee (see) and ea (meat)
Tuesday – ch (chick) and e-e (complete)
Wednesday – ar (far) and au (Autumn)
Thursday – or (for) and aw (paw)
Friday – oo (moon) and ew (stew)

Spelling
Don't forget to practise your spellings. This week you will be learning words with different ‘er’ sounds. Practise them in your workbook in your neatest handwriting.

Maths


Number Sentences
Just like last week, we’re going to be solving number sentences and making our own number stories! This time, we are looking at subtraction number sentence and stories.


Subtraction is when we take a part away from the whole. You can spot a subtraction problem because you will see phrases such as:
- How many are left over?
- They gave away some coins
- Some of the balls rolled away


All of these sentences say that something left, leaving something else behind. One part left the whole, leaving behind the other part. We will be writing number sentences and using part part wholes too.


If you can, try and find something that will help you count. You will need up to 20 of these things I’ll be using cubes, but you can use anything, as long as your grown up says its ok!


Watch the videos to get the instructions you need. Remember, you can stop the video and go back as many times as you need. You might like to ask your grown up to write down things that you might forget.

Here are your number sentences to get going on:
14 – 5 = ___ ___ - 5 = 5 3 = 10 - ___
9 – 3 = ___ 16 - __ = 8 11 – 5 = ___
__ - 6 = 2 20 – 13 = __ 8 = __ - 1


Here are the steps to follow. Check the video if you get confused or stuck. Write your work in your work book.
Make sure you write out your number sentence and draw a part part whole diagram.


1. Is it addition or subtraction? Circle the sign.
2. Label the parts and the whole. Put them in your part part whole diagram.
3. Is the missing number a whole or a part? If it is a part, take the other part from the whole. If it is a whole, add the parts together (this is explained in the video!).
4. Put your answer in your number sentence and part part whole diagram.

 

Number Stories
Now you have your solved number sentence, make a number story!
For example,
10 – 4 = 6
Jess had 10 books in the library and Santosh borrowed 4. How many books did Jess have left?
Jess had 6 books left.


Write your number stories in your work book. You can even draw pictures to go with your story!

Extension: Can you write number stories for your grown-ups to solve?

Science
Jigsaw Jack is living at Santosh’s home while school is closed and he has received a letter from Jack from Jack and the Beanstalk!

Can you grow a plant at home?


You can use a seed if you want. But, you don’t need a seed – you can use leftover food! The food can act like a seed, but you need to make sure you can put it where it will have some sunshine. You also need to make sure you water your plant (but not too much!).


Here are some of our favourites that we think you might have at home.
Lettuce, cabbage, celery, potato, ginger, garlic, spring onion, chilli, tomato and coriander (the website calls it coriander).


Here are some ideas and instructions for you.
https://www.diyncrafts.com/4732/repurpose/25-foods-can-re-grow-kitchen-scraps


You do not need to go to the shops to get something special to grow. Please only use what you have or what you would normally buy. We don’t want you to buy lots of things when you’re supposed to be staying at home!

We would love to see how you get on with your growing – please upload photos or drawings to Purple Mash if you can, and keep a diary of your plant – what it looks like and what you did to look after it.

 

Music
Here is a song all about how to get a seed growing! You can ask your grown-ups to join in with you!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IcsyVVHHYc

Here is a Year 1 favourite song that we sing at school. Can you join in with us?

PE
It’s important for you to stay active at home. Try these links to stay healthy and have fun:

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cABsHbhqv7Q

Story time

Here is a lovely story from Australia!

Keith's corner

Here is your joke of the week from Keith to make you smile. Can you think of your own joke to share with your family or on our blog?

Online Learning - 20th April - 24th April

Hello Year 1,

We hope you have had a lovely Easter break and are all keeping well. We have another week of exciting home learning for you. Our theme for the half term is ‘How do plants grow?’ We will start our Science learning about plants next week. This week, we will be revisiting Australia in our Art sessions. Scroll down to find out about your Art challenge from Keith! Don’t forget to check Purple Mash to see your tasks and please contact us and share your work on the blog.

Take care,

From Jess and Santosh

Here is our Summer 1 curriculum map to show you what we will be learning!

Writing

We are excited this week because you are going to read your new book! The focus of your English lessons this week will be to make predictions and to read our new story.

Lesson 1

  1. Have a look at the pictures from our new story and answer these questions by talking to your grown up:
  • What do these pictures remind you off? Do you know this story?
  • What do you think happens in this story?

2.   Now write a prediction in your home learning book. What do you think will happen in the story?

  • I predict___________________ - I think ______________________

Extension: Can you use ‘because’?

Lesson 2

  1. Have a look at the quote below and answer these questions by talking to your grown up:
  • What do you know about Jack?
  • What questions do you have about Jack?

2. Now have a look at the front cover. In your home learning books, write three questions you have about the story. This could include questions about the characters or about what will happen.

Lesson 3

  1. Read the first two pages of the story (see below).

2. In your home learning book, draw a picture of Jack.

3. Write down all the things you know about Jack around your picture.

 

Lesson 4

  1. Open this pdf of Jack and the Beanstalk’ by clicking on the title.Together with your grown up, read the first half of the story (up until ‘a little old woman peering at him by the light of the candle’).

 

    2. In your home learning book, draw a picture of what you think will happen next in the story.

 

  1. Now write your prediction for what you think will happen next.

 

Lesson 5

  1. Open the PDF and with your grown up, finish reading ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’.

 

  1. Can you copy and complete the ‘tell me grid’ in the picture below? Draw two lines in a cross shape in your home learning book and fill in each section.

Phonics

Every day, practise your phonics by writing down 5 words you know that have that sound in.  Then, write a sentence for each sound using one of the words you have thought of!

You can do this with two sounds every day.

Monday – igh (high) and i-e (kite)

Tuesday – ow (snow) and o-e (bone)

Wednesday – ay (play) and a-e (game)

Thursday – er (her) and ir (girl)

Friday – oo (moon) and ue (blue)

Scroll down the page for the Phonics Video if you need help with the sounds.

Here are some more sounds - can you make some alien words with them?

 

Extra Phonics

As some extra phonics practice, check our Mr T’s Phonics again!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7sW4j8p7k9D_qRRMUsGqyw

Spellings

Don't forget to practise your spellings. Practise them in your workbook in your neatest handwriting.

HFWs

Remember to check in with your high frequency words as these will help you with your writing and reading.

Scroll down the page for the video!

See if you can make some stunning sentences with your high frequency words.

 

Maths

Let’s get our maths brains warmed up by watching this video and counting along!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNlItUQ1hqI

We are starting a brand new unit all about number stories! We are going to use all of our amazing learning about addition and subtraction to create our own number stories.

Can you remember using Part Part Wholes? We’re going to use those too!

Watch this video to learn about addition number stories.

Here is a list of number sentences for you.

6 + 4 = ___                          3 + ___ = 7                          1 + 7 = ___

9 + ___ =  9                         8 + 2 = ___                          3 + 9 = ___

4 + 0 = ___                          2 + ___ =  9                         10 + ___ =  12 

 

You have some things to do with each number sentence. You should start by writing your number sentence out and drawing a part part whole!

  • Is it addition of subtraction?
  • Label your parts and whole. Draw a part part whole and fill in the numbers you know.
  • Is your missing number a whole or part? Should you add or take away?
  • Use your props to find out the missing number. Put the missing number in your number sentence and part part whole.
  • Write a number story to tell us about your addition or subtraction.

 

Art

Keith, our Australian koala friend, has set you your art project for this week. He would like you to learn all about Australian aboriginal dot art. He would then like you to create your own dot art of your favourite Australian animal.

 

Lesson 1

  1. What can you remember about Australia?

2. Have a look at this newsround video to find out more about the first people to live in Australia. The first people who lived in Australia are known as aboriginal people or indigenous Australians. We are going to learn about aboriginal art:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/43710833

3. Now have a look at these examples of aboriginal dot art.

  • What colours do you notice?
  • What patterns do you notice?
  • What questions do you have about this art?

Lesson 3

Now it is your turn to create your own dot art picture!

  1. Choose your favourite Australian animal and draw an outline of it. Do this on a piece of paper or in your home learning book. See the picture below for outline ideas. Try to make sure the outline fills the page.
  2. Use paints, pens or colouring pencils to fill your outline and background with patterns and symbols.
  3. If you have paints and cotton buds, can you use the cotton bud to create perfect ‘dots’ for your painting? Dip the cotton bud into the paint to create the effect. What else could you use to create a similar effect?
  4. Don’t forget to have a look at the pictures for inspiration.

PE

It’s important for you to stay active at home. Try these links to stay healthy and have fun:

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cABsHbhqv7Q

 

Song of the week

Keith's corner

Can you think of a joke to share on your class blog on Purple Mash?

Online Learning - 6th April - 20th April (Easter holidays)

Hello Year 1,

We hope you are keeping well and keeping busy at home.

The next two weeks are the Easter holidays and so your home learning is a bit different.

You will be completing the family homework challenge. Click here to go to the family homework project page.

We have also uploaded a couple of extra videos for you to watch. There is a video to help you revise your high frequency words, a new song and a new joke from Keith.

As it is the holidays, we will not be checking the class blogs, but you are very welcome to share work on there. We will check this on Monday 20th April.

We will set some more work for you on Monday 20th April so remember to check the website between 8:30-9:30am on this date.

Take care and have a great break!

From Santosh and Jess

 

High frequency words

Can you join in with Jess to revise your high frequency words?

Phonics

Don't forget to revise your phonic sounds!

Keith's corner

Here is a new joke from Keith. Can you think of your own joke and share it on your class blog?

Song of the week

Can you join in with us in our new song?

Have a lovely Easter break! From Jess and Santosh.

Online Learning - 30th March - 3rd April

 

Writing

Your writing activity this week is to write a story about an Australian creature on an adventure! Keith the koala is lost in the Australian outback and it will be your creature’s job to find him and return him to safety.

Your task for each day can be seen below.

Monday

  1. Have a look at the pictures below and pick your favourite animal to be your main character.
  2. Draw a picture of your animal in your learning book.
  3. What adjectives could you use to describe them? (e.g. long tale, scaly spikes)
  4. Start thinking about how your character could rescue Keith the koala.

 

Tuesday

Have a look at the pictures of Australia below.

  1. Look at the pictures. What can you see? Where do you think your main character might live?
  2. Draw your picture. Use pencils, paints or anything you might have at home.
  3. What adjectives can you think of to describe your setting?

Wednesday

Have a look at the story mountain planning sheet. Make your own story mountain plan by drawing it in your learning book.

Box 1: Who is your character? Where are they?

Box 2: What is the problem? (Keith is missing)

Box 3: What does your character do next?

Box 4: Who do they meet to help them?

Box 5: How do they find and rescue Keith?

Box 6: How does your story end?

Thursday and Friday

Now it’s time to use your plan to write your story. Remember to:

  • Use your success criteria
  • Use the verbs at the bottom of our page (last week’s learning)
  • Use your plan
  • Read your writing back again
  • Decorate your story with pictures after you have finished

EXT: can you write a sentence with ‘but’ or ‘and’?

Reading

Remember to read for 10/15 minutes every day. After you have read your book, can you answer these questions?

  • What happened first in the story?
  • What happened next?
  • What happened finally?
  • What do you predict would happen next?
  • How did the characters in the story feel?
  • How did the story make you feel?
  • Out of 5 stars, how many stars would you give this book? Why?

 

Phonics

Every day, practise your phonics by writing down 5 words you know that have that sound in.  Then, write a sentence for each sound using one of the words you have thought of!

You can do this with two sounds every day.

Here are your sounds for the week!

Monday – th (thing) and ph (phone)

Tuesday – oa (boat) and ow (row)

Wednesday – qu (queen) and oe (toe)

Thursday – ai (rain) and ay (stay)

Friday – sh (shop) and ie (pie)

 

And don’t forget to join in with our phonics flashcard video every day!

Extra Phonics Activities:

Use these sounds to make your own alien words.

 

Have a look at these Mr Thorne does phonics videos for some extra practise and some fun learning:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7sW4j8p7k9D_qRRMUsGqyw

 

Spelling

Don't forget to practise your spellings. Practise them in your workbook in your neatest handwriting.

Story Time

Here is a story for you to enjoy!

 

Maths

  1. First, let’s compare some numbers! Here are your numbers.

Set 1

Monday and Wednesday

22   40   32

39   31   16

12    17    32

21   26   40

3   18   35

Set 2

Tuesday and Thursday

20   33   34

38   37   12

26   37   13

9   23   36

32   11   33

 

Monday and Tuesday – Order the numbers from greatest to smallest. To do this, follow the instructions on the video to put them in order. Put the numbers in your place value chart, then order them. Write down your answers.

Wednesday and Thursday – Put the numbers in order. Follow the instructions in the video to find out how the numbers are different. Make sure you use your 100 square!

How many more? How many less? Write some sentences in your work book.

 

Extension – Can you think of your own numbers to put in order? Can you use your 100 square to find out how many more or how many less the numbers are?

 

  1. Your last job, is to practise number bonds – every day, write out 5 ways to make 20. Don’t forget to use 0! For example, 13 + 7 = 20.

 

Science

In Science, we have been learning about animals. Animals can be sorted into groups by the way they eat. These groups are called herbivores, carnivores and omnivores. Take a look at this picture to find out more.

Watch these videos and see if you can work out which animal is a carnivore, an omnivore and a herbivore.

Elephants - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aw6GkiCvcWs

Cheetahs - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7e_lDDojas

Badgers - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFz9WQulxhE

Write some sentences in your book to tell us your answers!

For example: Elephants are _____________ and they eat ________________ .

 

Team Work

How can you help your grown-ups this week?

Maybe you can ask them if you can help with changing your bed sheets and getting them in the washing machine. Then, you can put some clean sheets on your bed. This might be tricky, but give it a go!

 

Music

Here is a video for you to join in with. Can you teach your grown ups Kookaburra? Make sure you include the actions!

Keith’s Corner!

This is where you will find the joke of the week! Keith wanted to keep in touch with you all and make you laugh. I wonder if you can come up with any good jokes? You can share them on the blog!

PE

Don’t forget to keep fit and healthy. Have a go at this Jo Wicks video!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rN0h6EZd6TM

 

You can do a PE lesson with Joe Wicks every day!

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBvQafyve889qVcPxYEjdSTl

 

Keep going with your yoga on this cosmic kids frozen adventure.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mSWl2zLB2g

Online Learning - 26th - 28th March

Hi Year 1! Welcome back to your online learning space!

 

We hope you’re well and that you’re making time to do your work every day.

 

Remember that you need to get on Purple Mash too. You can even write on the blog and let us know how you’re doing. We look forward to hearing from you.

 

Scroll down the page for this week’s learning.

Stay safe and healthy!

 

From Santosh and Jess  

Home Learning for Wednesday 25th March

Writing

Can you write your own poem about your favourite Australian animals in the style of 'Kangaroos Hop'?

Wednesday

  1. Brainstorm all of the Australian animals you can think of.
  2. Choose your favourite four to draw in your home learning book.
  3. How do these animals move? Can you think of a verb (action word) for each animal?

Thursday and Friday

  1. Now write your own poem about your favourite Australian animals. Use the text map to help you (scroll down).
  2. Don't forget to use your success criteria (see below).
  3. After you have completed your poem, write it neatly in your book and decorate with pictures.

Extension: Can you perform your poem to your family?

 

Here is the first two lines of Jess' animal poem to help you:

The wombat digs sleepily.

The possum swings and the kookaburra flies gracefully.


We can't wait to read your poems!

Maths

In your home learning packs, you will find a sheet with lots of part, part, whole diagrams (see below). Complete three of the sections a day.

1. Practise counting to 40.

2. Pick a number between 20-40 .

3. Complete one section of your part, part, whole sheet.

4. Repeat so that every day, you complete three sections of the sheet.

Phonics

Have a look at our video and practise your Phase 3 and 5 sounds.

Can you teach two of the sounds to someone in your family?

 

Have a look at the sound chart below. Can you make your own alien words using some of the sounds in the chart?

Reading

Don't forget to read every day! 

Before you read:

  1. Read the title and predict what will happen in the story.
  2. Don't forget to look at the letters, make the sound and blend the sounds together!
  3. After every page, tell your grown-up what happened in the story and make another prediction about what will happen next.
  4. What was your favourite part of the story? 

 

Spelling

Don't forget to practise your spellings. Practise them in your workbook in your neatest handwriting.

 

Geography

In geography, we have been learning about the weather.

Can you keep a weather diary in your home learning book and update each day. Make a bar chart showing the different types of weather. 

 

 

 

PE

 It is very important to stay fit and healthy. Have a go at the yoga video below:

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga 

Family Homework Challenge

Learning with our families can be great fun! As Spring is nearly here, can you complete this Spring Time challenge?

Purplemash

 We have set you some tasks on Purplemash. Please watch this video for help with logging on and how to make the most of the site.

Don't forget to check the class blog.

Work for home learning beginning Monday 23rd March

Writing

Can you watch the video and practise the text map for 'Kangaroos Hop'? 

This will help you for your writing on Wednesday. 

Challenge: Can you teach the text map to your grown-ups? Can you perform it to everyone at home?

Click here for the words for the text map.

Reading

Don't forget to read every day! 

Before you read:

  1. Read the title and predict what will happen in the story.
  2. Don't forget to look at the letters, make the sound and blend the sounds together!
  3. After every page, tell your grown-up what happened in the story and make another prediction about what will happen next.
  4. What was your favourite part of the story? 

 

Spelling and Phonics 

Practise the ph sound and the th sound. Can you find any words with these sounds in your reading books? Record 5 words that you can find the sounds in. 

Click here to hear the sounds.

In spellings, we are learning these words. Practise them in your workbook in your neatest handwriting.

 

Maths

Every day, use your 100 square to practise counting to 40. Can you count backwards?

 

PE and Fitness:

It's important that we stay fit and healthy whilst we're at home. Can you complete this week's challenge? Write how many you complete in your exercise books or on our class blog.

Yoga is also great exercise for strengthening our muscles. Follow these 'Cosmic Kids' yoga videos:

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

 

Helpful websites:

www.bbc.co.uk/schools

www.purplemash.co.uk/harry

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Joe Wicks Kids Workouts: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBvPHOpzoEk5onAEbq40g2-k