Year 1

 


 

Week Commencing 30th March 2020

Week 2

Dear Year 1, 

I hope you enjoyed making your non-fiction animal fact files last week. 

There are lots of new activities below for you to get stuck into as well as the ongoing reading, singing, MindUp and PE activities. 

Remember to keep reading as reading is the key to all learning. 

I hope you are all well and I am sending big smiles to you all!

Mrs Kelly 

Prayers and Singing Assembly

Morning Prayer 

Dear Lord, 

Thank you for this brand new day.

Help us to embrace opportunities for new learning. 

Show us how to listen and love. 

Support us and our friends. 

Guide us to excellence in all that we do today. 

Amen 

School Prayer 

Lord of the loving heart, 

May ours be loving too. 

Lord of the gentle hands, 

May ours be gentle too.

Lord of the willing feet, 

May ours be willing too. 

So may we grow more like you,

in all we say and do. 

Amen 

Signing Assembly 


THIS IS AMAZING GRACE

OUR GOD IS A GREAT BIG GOD

MY LIGHTHOUSE

THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE

Daily MindUp and Brain Breaks

Brain Breaks

Every class takes part in three brain breaks throughout the school day. Brain breaks are under five minutes each and give children calm time to focus their minds on one thought at a time. Please follow the link below and give your a child the opportunity to continue these at home. MindUp has put together a bank of resources and activities you may like to explore together at home. 

MINDUP ACTIVITIES AND BRAIN BREAK VIDEO

Daily Reading and Phonics

The most important routine to keep up at home is daily reading and listening to stories. 

Below is a list of links to allow you to access hundreds of books to read or listen to at home. 

Free books to download and read:

OXFORD OWL FREE EBOOK LIBRARY

WORLD EBOOK

Stories to listen to:

A Book a Day by Oliver Jeffers

STUCK BY OLIVER JEFFERS

CBEEBIES BEDTIME STORIES

MICHAEL ROSEN'S STORIES AND POEMS

Phonic sounds to practise:

PHASE 2 SOUND MAT

PHASE 3 SOUND MAT

PHASE 4 SOUND MAT (BLENDS)

PHASE 5 SOUND MAT

Words to learn to spell and sight read:

YEAR 1 HIGH FREQUENCY WORDS

100 HIGH FREQUENCY WORDS

Daily Exercise Ideas

COSMICKIDS YOGA

THE BODY COACH DAILY PE LESSONS FOR KIDS



Week 2 Maths Activities

All about 10

Number Bonds to 10

 First, trace around your hands and cut the hands out.

Then, stick the base of your two paper hands onto another piece of paper and leave the fingers unstuck.

Next, fold different amounts of fingers down to make all the different number facts within 10.

Finally, record all number facts to 10 and try to practise these as often as possible to fix them in your long term memory. 

Example facts:

For the number bonds 2 and 8 make 10 the full range of number facts are:

10 = 8 + 2

10 = 2 + 8

8 + 2 = 10

2 + 8 = 10

10 – 2 = 8

10 – 8 = 2

8 = 10 – 2

2 = 10 – 8

 

Missing Part or Missing Whole

 Year 1 are very familiar with the below chants to help them understand the operations: addition and subtraction. Please practise these are home and see if your child can remember the hand gestures which accompany them.

 Addition Chant

With addition we add the parts together to make the whole (hand gesture: hand out separately and then bring them together to make the whole).

 Subtraction Chant

With subtraction we start with the whole, we take away one part and we are left with the other part (hand gesture: start with hands held together, then take one hand away and put it behind your back leaving the other hand outstretched in front of you).

 

Using this understanding of Parts and Whole, then have a go at spotting whether the parts or the whole are missing in the following equations and use the understanding of addition and subtraction to chose the correct operation to complete the equations below.

 Example:

 10 = 7 + ___

 I know that with addition we add the parts together to make the whole. I can see I have the whole (10) and I have one part (7), so I need to find the missing part. If I know the whole and I know one part then, I must have to use subtraction to find the missing part. Therefore, I start with the whole (10) and I take away one part (7) to find the missing part. 10 – 7 = 3, so 10 = 7 + 3.

This may seem long winded, but this maths talk and understanding of the operations and the relationship between the two will enable your child to have a much deeper conceptual understanding going forward.

Have a go at the following missing number equations to 10:

 10 - ___ = 2

 3 + ___ = 10

 ___ = 10 – 9

 ___ - 4 = 6

 10 – 1 = ____

 ___ + 5 = 10

 0 + ___ = 10

 8 = 10 - ___

 10 - ___ = 4

 0 = 10 - ___

 ____ + ____ = 10

 

Adding ones to ten

 When we have a one digit number it is just made up of ones (note to parents - these used to be called units!) and when we have a two digit number it is made up of tens and ones. For example in 15 there is one ten and five ones and in 10 there is one ten and zero ones etc.

 When adding a one digit number to 10, the tens will stay the same and just the ones will change.

 For example:

 10 + 3 = 13

 There is still one ten and the ones will increase by three, 0 +3 = 3, therefore there will be one ten and three ones which is 13. 

Sentence Frame: The answer is 13. In 13 there is 1 ten and 3 ones.

 Again all this maths talk will help your child to understand the early concepts of place value and will be invaluable as they begin to tackle larger quantities.

 Have a go at the following addition equations and use the sentence frame to describe the make up of your understand:

 Sentence Frame: The answer is ___. In ___ there is ___ ten and ___ ones.

 10 + 4 = ___

 ___ = 10 + 7

 1 + 10 = ___

 10 + 5 = ___

 ___ = 8 + 10

 2 + 10 = ___

 10 + 3 = ___

 6 + 10 = ___

 ___ = 9 + 10

 

Missing equations adding ones to 10

Using the similar maths talk to earlier in the week, have a go at the following equations. These answers should come very quickly, but ensuring the maths talk is there will be essential to an in depth understanding.

For example:

 10 + ___ = 19

 Maths Talk: This is an addition equation, I can see that one of the parts is missing. The whole  has 1 ten and 9 ones. One of my parts is 10 therefore the missing part must be the 9 ones. 9 ones is 9. The missing part is 9. 10 + 9 = 19

 Have a go at the below equations:

10 + ___ = 12

 4 + ___ = 14

 15 = 10 + ___

 ___ + 6 = 16

 10 + ___ = 13

 11 = 10 + ___

 9 + ___ = 19

 10 + ___ = 18

 7 + ___ = 17

 

Practise Makes Permanent 

Number facts to 10 are a base for so much maths going forward. Committing all these number facts to memory will be hugely valuable, so your last challenge of the week is to get creative with learning this facts. How can you record and learn them? In a picture, using household objects, with your fingers or toes? Have a go and take a picture of your way to learn them. I look forward to seeing your pictures soon!

Week 2 Writing Activities

Gratitude Journal

This week I would like you to keep a gratitude journal. It is important to try to keep a optimistic mindset, so this week can you think of one or two things that have happened each day that you are grateful for. Write these down under the day’s date. You can draw pictures to illustrate your sentences when you are finished. Use the sentence starters below to help you form full sentences.

Remember:

Capital Letters

Full Stops

Finger spaces

Neatest handwriting

Use phonic sounds to help you spell

 Sentence Starters Ideas:

 Today I am grateful for . . . . .

I am thankful that  . . . .

I feel grateful that . . . . 

Example Journal Input:

Monday 30th March 2020

Today I am grateful that I can hear birds singing, because they remind me that warmer weather is coming. I am also grateful that I get to spend lots of time with my family and share stories together.

Have a chat with others at home and see what they are grateful for each day. Maybe as a challenge you could keep a record of what others are grateful for too.

Example: My sister is grateful that I helped her brush her hair this morning and that she read a record number of pages in her reading book. 

Week 2 Science Activities

Push and Pull 

In Year 1 we have been learning about the push and pull forces used to move objects. 

Can you go on a hunt around your home, test how different objects move and make a list of which objects you pull to move and which objects you push to move. 

Example:

Push 

door 

toy car

Pull 

Tissue 

Drawer 

Washing Hand Experience 

First, make a shallow puddle of water at the bottom of a bowl. 

Then, sprinkle pepper into the water. 

Next, put your finger into the pepper water and see how much pepper comes off on your finger. 

After that, put a blob of soap on your finger tip. 

Finally, put your soapy finger into the peppery water and see what happens. 

Now imagine the pepper is germs and then have a think about what this experience reminds us about hand washing. 

Below is a video of someone else doing the experience - only watch this after you have done it and see if you got the same results. 

Hand Washing Experiment Video

Week 2 Art

Artists Through Time

Each week we are going to look at different styles of famous artists through time. Remember to hold onto each attempt and at the end you will be able to compare the styles and choose your favourite. Last week you created portraits based on the style of artist Pablo Picasso. This week can you create pieces of work based on Vincent van Gogh's style?

 Vincent van Gogh was Dutch. He was born in 1853 and he died in 1890. He was 28 years old when Picasso was born and he was born just 11 years after Grace Darling died and 187 years after The Great Fire of London. Queen Victoria was the Queen of England for his entire life.

Watch the video below and then try to create your own piece of artwork inspired by his style. You could pause the video on your favourite painting and have a go at copying it. Use whichever medium you like: pens, paints or a pencil sketch.

Vincent van Gogh Video

 


 

Week Commencing 23rd March 2020

Dear Year 1 class and parents, 

I hope you are keeping well and safe. 

Please find below links for daily reading, phonics and MindUp practise. There will be weekly maths, writing, art and some topic activities uploaded too.

Try to take some time each day to think about what you are grateful/thankful for from your day. This may be a piece of work you did, a joke you shared or a delicious meal you had. 

Look forward to seeing you all soon, 

Mrs Kelly 

Prayers and Singing Assembly

Morning Prayer 

Dear Lord, 

Thank you for this brand new day.

Help us to embrace opportunities for new learning. 

Show us how to listen and love. 

Support us and our friends. 

Guide us to excellence in all that we do today. 

Amen 

School Prayer 

Lord of the loving heart, 

May ours be loving too. 

Lord of the gentle hands, 

May ours be gentle too.

Lord of the willing feet, 

May ours be willing too. 

So may we grow more like you,

in all we say and do. 

Amen 

Signing Assembly 


This is Amazing Grace

Our God is a Great Big God

My Lighthouse

This Little Light of Mine

Daily MindUp and Brain Breaks

Brain Breaks

Every class takes part in three brain breaks throughout the school day. Brain breaks are under five minutes each and give children calm time to focus their minds on one thought at a time. Please follow the link below and give your a child the opportunity to continue these at home. MindUp has put together a bank of resources and activities you may like to explore together at home. 

MindUp Activities and Brain Break Video

Daily Reading and Phonics

Reading and Phonics Resources  

The most important routine to keep up at home is daily reading and listening to stories. 

Below is a list of links to allow you to access hundreds of books to read or listen to at home. 

Free books to download and read:

Oxford Owl Free eBook Library

World eBook

Stories to listen to:

Stuck by Oliver Jeffers

CBeebies Bedtime Stories

Michael Rosen's Stories and Poems

Phonic Sounds to practise:

Phase 2 Sound Mat

Phase 3 Sound Mat

Phase 4 Sound Mat (blends)

Phase 5 Sound Mat

Words to learn to spell and sight read:

Year 1 High Frequency Words

100 High Frequency Words


Daily Exercise Ideas

CosmicKids Yoga

The Body Coach Daily PE Lessons for Kids

Week 1 Maths Activities

Skip Counting 

First, find as many single socks or shoes as you can in your home.

Then, match them into pairs.

Finally, skip count in 2s to see how many socks or shoes you have in total.

e.g. 2, 4, 6, 8  . . .  .

Challenge:

Can you skip count backwards in 2s?

e.g. 10, 8, 6, 4  . . . .

Extension:

You could also practise skip counting in 2s, 5s or 10s using 2p, 5p and 10p coins.

How many different ways can you make  . . . ?

Using 1p, 2p, 5p and 10p coins, record as many different ways you can make 10p as you can. 

For example:

5p + 5p = 10p

2p + 2p + 1p + 5p = 10p

You could write them out as equations like I have done above or you could draw purses and draw the coins in the different purses. It is up to you?

Extension:

Once you have found all the ways to make 10p. Have a go at finding all the ways to make 15p and 20p. 

Challenge: 

Jill has five coins and the total value is 15p. What five coins does she have?

Can you find the change?

Jack goes to the supermarket with 10p in his pocket.

There are lots of different items he could buy. 

Have a look at the list below:

apple - 4p 

banana - 6p 

biscuit - 7p

pear - 5p

slice of cake - 9p 

carrot - 3p 

broccoli - 8p

grape - 2p

1. Can you work out how much change he would get it he brought each item?

2. What coins would be used to make this change?

For example if he brought the apple for 4p he would need 6p change which could be given to him as a 5p and a 1p coin. 

Challenge:

Now imagine there are no 1p coins in the till at the shop. Which items would Jack not be able to get the correct change for if he brought them?

Week 1 Writing Activities

Non-fiction Books

Year 1 wrote some brilliant penguin fact files in the first term.

Now they will be picking their favourite animal to write about. 

Over the next few days your challenge is to make a second animal book. 

Day 1 should be a research day. Then, the following four days should be dedicated to one of the four sub-heading you will find below. 

Borrow a device from an adult and use a child friendly search engine, for example: www.kiddle.co to discover some facts about your animal. 

Watch videos and read articles to find out as much as you can about your chosen animal. 

Your books will should have four pages of writing. Below are the four sub-heading to find information for.

Sub-Headings 

1. Habitat – Where does your chosen animal naturally live? In a rainforest, polar region or ocean perhaps?

2. Diet – What does your chosen animal eat?

3. Dangers – What other animals hunt your animals or humans hunt your animal, if any?

4. Fun Facts – Try to discover some extra information that makes your animal unique. For example: Penguin have spiky tongues.


Top Tips 

When you are writing your four pages remember the following tips:

1. Each page should have a sub-heading at the top.

2. Remember capital letters, finger spaces and full stops or question marks at the end of your sentences or questions. 

3. Use your Phase 3 and Phase 5 and alphabet letter mats to help you spell words independently. 

4. Use some of the below sentence starters to help you with the structure of your writing. 

5. Challenge yourself to include adjectives to add detail and try and use 'and' or 'so' sentences. For example: Snakes shed their skin, so they can continue to grow and get rid of parasites that may have attached to their old skin.


Sentence Starter Ideas 

Most _______ . . . . . 

Some _________ . . . . . .

Did you know  . . . . . . .?

Example Page 

Habitat 

Snakes are found all over the world. They can be found living on every continent except Antarctica. 

Some snakes live on land and others live in water. Most snakes live in warm, tropical places. Rainforests 

are home to poisonous snakes and also to constrictors. Did you know that rattlesnakes live in deserts?

Week 1 Art

Artists Through Time

Over the next few weeks we are going to look at different artistic styles and have a go and drawing, painting or creating pieces of work in the style of the artists. Hold onto each attempt and at the end you will be able to compare the styles and choose your favourite.

This week have a go at creating a portrait in the style of the famous artist: Pablo Picasso.

Pablo Picasso was Spanish. He was born in 1881 and he died in 1973. Keep reading to find out where he fits on a timeline of people we have learnt about in class. He was born 215 years after The Great Fire of London and 39 years after Grace Darling died. He was alive at the same time Captain Scot went to Antartica and he was born when Queen Victoria was the Queen of England and when he died our current queen, Queen Elizabeth II was the Queen of England. 

Have a watch of the video below which shows you some of Picasso's portraits and then have a go at making your own. 

Picasso Video

Week 1 Topic

Continents 

Watch the video below to remind you about some of the facts about the 7 continents of the world and then have a go at the quiz (link below). 

Continents Video

Quiz