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                                 Welcome all parents and children in Year 1.
I will be using this page to set weekly tasks and activities during the time we are not together. You have all worked so hard this year and are doing so well so keep it up!


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Year 1s you are all superstars!

As per the text messages you were sent we now have a class email address which is year1@stjosephscatholicprimary.org I will be checking the email regularly and will endeavour to reply to all emails within 24 hours, Monday to Friday. Please ensure that only parents use the email address and you do not allow your child to email me. Please feel free to email me if you have any difficulties or questions regarding the work I have set for home learning.

 Thank you

 

I hope you are all keeping well. Have you seen the message from the staff to all of you? If not, go back to the main Home Learning page. We had great fun doing it and would love to hear from you. So here is your opportunity. Make a poster of something you have done with a caption. Get an adult to email it to me year1@stjosephscatholicprimary.org and one of our talented teachers will make video.

Please note that by sending us your picture you are giving permission for us to share the image on our school website.

I can’t wait to see what you’ve been doing.


 

Half Term
Monday 25th May - Friday 5th June


As it is half term I wont't be setting any work. I'm sure you will welcome a break from home school learning and the opportunity to spend family fun time.
I have attached some suggestions you may find useful.
Take care.
Mrs Scott

 

Week beginning 18.5.2020

Reading

To link with the topic of space here are 2 comprehensions, one about Neil Armstrong and the other about Tim Peake.

There are 3 levels. Choose the one you are most confident reading.

Phonics

Click on the link to take you to the Letters and Sounds site. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw

Click on this link https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

 

Literacy

As this is the last week of this half term, I thought we’d have a change.

Click on the link to have 5 lessons focussing on character descriptions.

Day 1 https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/saint-george-and-the-dragon-year-1-wk3-1

Day 2 https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-commit-a-story-to-memory-year-1-wk3-2

Day 3 https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-describe-a-characters-appearance-year-1-wk3-3

Day 4 https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-describe-a-characters-personality-year-1-wk3-4

Day 5 https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-write-a-character-description-year-1-wk3-5

 

Maths

Please click the link below to redirect you to the White Rose Maths webpage. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

Please work on Summer Week 3 (w/c 11th May).

Day 1 Add by making 10

Day 2 Subtract within 20

Day 3 Ass and subtract word problems

Day 4 Compare number sentences

Day 5 Friday Maths Challenge

 

RE

Thursdy is the Feast of the Ascension.

Watch the power point. Talk about.

Draw and label a picture to show what happened.

 

Science

Plants are not just flowers and trees!

Lots of plants are grown for us to eat. Think of all the fruit and vegetables we enjoy!

Other plants called ‘crops’ are grown, and used to put into other foods like bread or cereal.

(Some crops are grown just to feed animals!)

 

  • Make a list of 10 plants that are grown for us to eat, and draw a picture of each of them. They could be fruit/ vegetables or crops that are used to make other foods.
  • Ask your grown up if you can help make something delicious to eat using your favourite fruit or vegetable.
  • Take a photograph or draw a picture of what you have made and stick in on a sheet of paper, write down the recipe (what you needed, and the instructions) next to your picture.

 

Topic

We have been finding out about the astronaut Tim Peake.

  • Look at the timeline and using what you have already know about Tim Peake, put the information in the correct boxes.
  • You can print out the timeline and information, or if you don’t have a printer, don’t worry, you can copy the information onto a piece of paper and create your own timeline!

Music

Click on the link for the song of the week. https://www.singup.org/singupathome

 

PE

Keep active. The weather forecast for next week is sunny. What kind of exercise can you do outdoors which makes your heart beat quickly?

Week beginning 11.5.2020

Reading

I have enjoyed spending more time reading lots of different books. Find a book that you are excited about reading. You could get your parent to send me a photo of you reading it.

Phonics

Please see the letter about online phonics lessons which I attached last week.

Click on this link https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

 

Literacy

Day 1 – read a traditional story; plan and write two-clause sentences containing co-ordinating conjunctions.

Day 2 – Re-read a traditional story; use phonics and other reading skills; sequence events from a story.

Day 3 – Hear an oral retelling of a familiar traditional story; express opinions about stories using subordinating conjunctions. Orally retell a story.

Day 4 – Read a poem on a theme. Locate rhymes in poetry; write descriptively in response to a poem.

Day 5 – Read a long narrative poem together; describe characters using co-ordinating conjunctions; write a fictional narrative.

Maths

Please click the link below to redirect you to the White Rose Maths webpage. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

Please work on Summer Week 3 (w/c 4th May).

Day 1 part-whole relationship number bonds

Day 2 Fact families – linking + and -

Day 3 Add together and find a part

Day 4 Add more and count on within 20

Day 5 Friday challenge

 

Numbots

We now have 20 children using it.

Wow! So many correct answers and coins earned.

I love to see how you are all doing.

 

RE

Watch the power point about Doubting Thomas. Talk about it with your adult. Act it out together.

Choose one of the 3 activity sheets to complete.

Science

This week we are thinking about what plants need to grow.

 

Watch the power point and talk about it with your adult

Complete the worksheet about what plants need to grow. Don’t worry if you can’t print it out! You can complete the sentences on a piece of paper and draw your own pictures, using the ones on the sheet you can see to help you!

Have a look at the plants you can see when you are outside. What do you notice? Why do you think they are changing so much at the moment? Talk about it with your adult.

Topic

 

Tim Peake is a British astronaut who became famous when he spent six months living and working on the International Space Station (ISS) in 2015/16.

 

Watch the power point about Tim Peake becoming an astronaut.

There is lots of information about Tim Peake on the internet, what else can you find out?

Make a fact sheet all about him and his journey in space.

You can include drawings and pictures as well. You can include anything that you find interesting!

Music

https://www.singup.org/singupathome

Have a go with the song of the week, “It’s getting too warm for monkeys.”

 

PE

The focus this week is on balancing. Click on the link.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zps9wmn/resources/1

What things can you find to balance with? Who is the best at balancing in your family?

Challenge each other.


 

Week beginning 4.5.2020

Friday is a Bank Holiday to remember and celebrate VE day so I have set Maths and English for 4 days.

Reading

If you aren’t already using these books I would recommend them.

Go to https://connect.collins.co.uk/school/Portal.aspx

Click on the Teacher portal and enter

Username parents@harpercollins.co.uk

Password Parents20!

And click Login

 

Here are 2 reading comprehensions you may want to share.

Phonics

I have attached a letter about online phonics lessons.

Click on this link https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

 

Literacy

Day 1 – Read a short humorous story; sequence events from a story correctly; orally re-tell a story in as much detail as possible.

Day 2 – Re-order words to create full sentences; use adjectives to describe animals.

Day 3 – Plan and write a new version of a story that has been heard or read.

Day 4 – Read a short poem; link aspects of the poem to own lives and interests; write full, punctuated sentences.

Maths

Please click the link below to redirect you to the White Rose Maths webpage. On here, there are 4 lessons. Each lesson comprises of a video teaching the skill, an activity sheet and an answer sheet. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

Please work on Summer Week 2 (w/c 27th April).

Day 1 – Find a half

Day 2 – Find a quarter (1)

Day 3 – Find a quarter (2)

Day 4 – Problem solving

 

Numbots

We now have 18 children using it.

Wow! So many correct answers and coins earned.

I love to see how you are all doing.

RE

Watch the power point from last week again.

Write 5 questions you would like to ask Jesus.

 

Music

This website gives a variety of song to sing along to.

I wonder if you learnt the Song of the Week – Wriggle Jiggle? It was great fun.

 

If you liked that you may want to do more body percussion.

Clink on this link to take you to BBC bitesize.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zjpqqp3/year-1-and-p2-lessons/1

 

PE

Keep active.

Dancing, riding your bike or running around your garden.

Joe Wicks daily workouts.

Oti Mabuse daily dance lessons.

 

VE Day Commemoration

  • This week instead of our Creative Curriculum and Science lessons we have got something very special to investigate and learn about.
  • We are thinking about a very special anniversary, that is an important part of not only British history, but world history.
  • On Friday 8th May it will be 75 years since VE day, when we commemorate the end of World War 2 in Europe.
  • Find out what V.E. day stands for.
  • Watch the power point about VE day.
  • Watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtzrA2VfV7E to find out how people celebrated V.E. day back in 1945
  • Pretend you are having your own V.E. party. Design a party invitation to invite your friends to a V.E. day party. Include some of the games you might play. Remember there were no computers or televisions in 1945.
  • Look at the wartime recipes. Can you make one of them to try?
  • Plan an indoor celebration picnic for 8th May. Design a menu with the things you would like at your celebration picnic.
  • Make some Union Jack bunting to decorate your house in celebration.
  • Look at the medal images. Design your own medal. What would you give it for?
  • What else can you find out about World War 2? Make a factsheet or booklet with all the things you discover. You might want to include your own drawings or pictures you print out. Be as creative as you like!

Week beginning 27.4.2020

Reading

Please continue to read daily. https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/

 

Phonics

Click on this link https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ and play Tricky Word Trucks, Sentences Phase 5a and Dragon’s Den.

 

Literacy

Day 1 – Enjoy a traditional tale, sequence events. Write punctuated sentences about characters from the story using simple adjectives.

Day 2 – Re-listen to a traditional tale, identify conjunctions but and and. Write sentences using each.

Day 3 – Compare two versions of a traditional tale; write sentences containing the conjunction because to respond to the story.

Day 4 – Hear or read a humorous poem. Explore rhymes, create a poem from lines provided.

Day 5 – Read a further humorous poem. Compare the two poems. Make connections between events and own lives. Write humorous poem modelled on those read.

Maths

Please click the link below to redirect you to the White Rose Maths webpage. On here, there are 5 lessons. Each lesson comprises of a video teaching the skill, an activity sheet and an answer sheet. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

Please work on Summer Week 1.

Day 1 – Make Doubles

Day 2 - Make equal groups (grouping)

Day 3 – Make equal groups (sharing)

Day 4 – Find a half

Day 5 – Recap from the Year 1 Key Facts Sheet on the website.

 

Remember to use Numbots – 15 children are using it.

Well done if you are one of those children and if you have over 1000 correct answers!

 

RE

Look at the power point. Act out the story and answer these questions.

What does it feel like when you meet someone in a place where you did not expect to see them?

Did you recognise them right away?

What helped you to recognise them?

Why do you think you did not recognise them straight away?

Colour the sheet.

Science

  • Look at the power point about the parts of a plant, with your grown up, and talk about what you learn from it.
  • Draw a picture of a flower and label its different parts.

( if you have a printer, you may want to find a picture of a flower to print out and label, there are some on twinkl, or you could find your own!)

Creative curriculum

 

  • Look at the power point about the Apollo moon landing, with your grown up, and talk about what you learn from it.
  • See if you can find some pictures of the Apollo 11 on the internet, or in books, and make your own model. You could use any boxes or plastic bottles that your grown up has finished with, then paint it, or perhaps cover it with paper and colour it in.

Music

This website gives a variety of song to sing along to.

https://www.singup.org/singupathome

 

PE

Stay active.

If you enjoyed creating your own choreography last week have a go at these dance moves.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/physical-education-ks1-ks2-lets-get-active-dance-zone-simple-movement-patterns/zbxvqp3

Welcome to the summer term. I hope you are all keeping safe.

Week beginning 20.4.2020

Maths

Start each session by counting by starting from a different number and count on for 1 minute. Which number are you finishing on?

Please click the link below to redirect you to the White Rose Maths webpage. On here, there are 5 lessons. Each lesson comprises of a video teaching the skill, an activity sheet and an answer sheet.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

Please work on Week 2. Day 1 finishes work on capacity before moving onto the summer topic introducing multiplication and division.

Day 1 – compare capacity

Day2 – count in 10s

Day 3 – make equal groups

Day 4 – add equal groups

Day 5 - make arrays

Remember to use Numbots – 13 children are using it.

Well done if you are one of those children!

 

Reading

Please continue to read every day. In addition to the free Harper Collins books you may want to register and access these free books as well. Click on this link https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/

 

Phonics

Click on this link https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ and play Picnic on Pluto, Flashcards Time Challenge and Reading Robot.

 

Literacy

Summary of content

Day 1 – Read and enjoy a poem and sequence the events.

  1. 2 – Read more poems and consider the rhymes. Identify pairs of rhyming words.

Day 3 – Listen to a repetitive story, sequence the events, using the repeated phrases.

Day 4 – Listen to a different version of the same story and compare the two versions. Re-tell the second version using actions.

Day 5 – Use the stories as stimulus for letter writing, thinking about features of letters.

RE

Our RE topic for this half term is Resurrection.

Watch the power point and then complete the sheet.

Science

Our new topic this term is plants.

We are right in the middle of the season of Spring (March, April, May).

All the plants are starting to grow again after the cold Winter months.

 

When you are outside, in your garden, or on a walk, I want you to talk with your grown up about what you can see happening to the trees, grass, plants and flowers.

  • Look closely and carefully. What do you notice?
  • Draw a picture of a plant that is beginning to grow again. Think about the colours and shapes you can see. If you are on a walk and can’t stop to draw ,ask your grown up to take some photographs, and you can use those to help you when you get home.

 

 

Topic

Our New topic this term is looking at two people who have done amazing things!

Neil Armstrong, and Tim Peake, were both astronauts.

 

This week, with your grown up, I would like you to look at the twinkl powerpoints about each of these men and talk about what you learn.

PE

Remember to keep active. You can continue to use the Joe Wicks workouts at 9am every morning.

You might want to try this as well. Choreograph your own dance.

Easter Holiday activities

During the Easter break you may want to try some of the activities below.

A Letter from Bishop Marcus

Please find time to read this letter from Bishop Marcus regarding Holy Week.

Work beginning 6.4.2020

RE As we start the most important week in the Church's year we focus on Holy Week and Easter Sunday. The power points will talk through these events and will allow you to discuss what happened. Learn what an Easter garden is. Can you make one to help you retell the story? If you can't make one perhaps you could draw one.

Week beginning 6.4.2020

Maths It is good to see that more of you are not using Numbots. Continue to count in steps of 2, 5 and 10. The maths this week is a revision of work in the form of maths mats. There are 3 levels for each mat.

Work for week beginning 6.4.2020

Reading Please continue daily reading. Remember the free books you can access from Harper Collins by using the link I gave last week. To link with our RE there is a reading comprehension about Easter. Choose the level appropriate for your child. Phonics Continue to use Phonics Play focusing on phases 4 & 5. Literacy There are 4 lessons for this week.

Week beginning 6th April

Creative Curriculum
Imagine you were living in London at the time of the Great Fire of London.
You live in a house near where the fire is raging. When you open your bedroom window you are looking down on everything that is happening outside.
Think about everything that you might be able to see, and hear and smell.
( Remember the senses worksheet that we completed in class, that will help you!)
Write as many sentences as you can about what you can see, hear and smell, when looking out the window.
You might write some sentences about how you are feeling, as well...
You can draw pictures to go with your sentences.

Science
As part of our science work we learn about the seasons. We are now in the season of Spring.
Talk to your grown up about Spring. In nature lots of different changes take place in Spring, think about what happens with the animals, plants, the weather, the clothes we wear, the days and nights, the religious festivals...
make a list of as many things that happen in Spring as you can. (It does not have to be in full sentences!)
You might want to do some pictures to illustrate your list.

 

PE

Remember to find time every day to be active. Design your own exercise routine.

Time how long it takes you to complete it. Try again and see if you can improve on it.

 

Work for week beginning 30th March

Maths

Start each session by counting in 2s, 5s or 10s.
Ask your child to teach you the actions we do as we count.

Please click the link below to redirect you to the White Rose Maths webpage. On here, there are 5 lessons. Each lesson comprises of a video teaching the skill, an activity sheet and an answer sheet. These lessons are continuing the learning we have completed together in class.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

Week 1

Lesson 1 – introduce weight and mass
Lesson 2 – measure mass
Lesson 3 – compare mass
Lesson 4 – introduce capacity and volume
Lesson 5 – measuring capacity
This topic also lets you do practical work using things around the house.

Remember you can use Numberbots. Log in details were attached to your learning pack. 7 children in our class are already using it. 

Reading

Your child has been making fantastic progress with their reading this year and I know how much they enjoy it.

Please use this link to access a range of reading books. You are able to follow as the book is read before reading it independently.

https://connect.collins.co.uk/school/Portal.aspx

Click on the Teacher portal and enter

Username parents@harpercollins.co.uk

Password Parents20!

And click Login

If you look at the coloured sticker on the spine of your child’s home reading books, that will tell you which colour band to choose on this website.

 

Phonics

In Year 1 we love phonics as well. There are great games and activities on Phonics Play. Click on the link below.

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

Focus on phase 4 and 5

RE

Our RE topic this half term is Following Jesus. We are moving onto learning about Palm Sunday. Watch the power point and then use the sheet to retell the story. You might want to act it out as well.

In our creative curriculum we have been learning about The Great Fire of London.
 
Make a factsheet with as many facts about the Great Fire of London as you can find.
Imagine the person reading it has never heard anything about it before... what can you tell them?
(You can decorate your factsheet too!)


In science we have been learing about Materials.

Find 6 different items in your house.
Draw a picture of them and label them, saying what material they are made of.
Write a sentence for each one, saying why you think they are made of that material.
(eg the window is made of glass because glass is transparent.)