Friday 22nd May
Happy Friday! That’s another half term over. You have two weeks off school work now to spend time with your families. I know it’s a bit of an unusual holiday but there is still lots of fun to be had. The next time I set work will be the 10th June. The 8th and 9th of June are training days for staff to prepare for what is to happen after the holidays. Thank you so much for all of your hard work, I have loved seeing your work, you have all done brilliantly. Don’t forget to thank your parents for home schooling you :). I have added a questionnaire for the week, please fill it in and I will reply to any questions and queries.
Tomorrow is World Turtle day 🐢. The purpose of World Turtle Day, is to bring attention to, and increase knowledge of and respect for, turtles and tortoises, and encourage humans to help them survive and thrive. So today I thought we would have some turtle themed activities.
I have added a little video for you to watch.
Please read through the PowerPoint with an adult and then write about the life cycle of a turtle in your own words. I have put some sheets on for you to use or you can just write it in your blue book. I will make a Turtle day folder on google classroom for you to add your work to from today.
You are going to do a similar activity to the digraph flower from last week. Draw a turtle on a piece of paper, make it big. In its head write the digraph ‘ch’. Then in its shell and on its legs, write as many words as you can that have the ‘ch’ sound. Try and write some with it at the beginning and at the end.
Have a go at turning turtles. You will need a dice and two sheets, one for you and one for your partner. Roll the dice and turn your turtle the correct way (use a cut out or draw it) and put it in the box. Take it in turns, if you throw the same number you have to miss a go. The person to turn all of their turtles first is the winner. I have added a poster to help you with anti clockwise and clockwise.
Have a go at the the paper turtle activity.
Have a go on numbots today.
Do a couple of P.E Passport activities.
Can you make a turtle out of Lego?
Have fun shellabrating Word Turtle day! :)
Have a wonderful half term, stay happy and healthy. Take care and I will speak to you all on the 10th.
Thursday 21st May
I would just like to say a massive thank you to you and your parents for the amazing video yesterday. I loved it and so did all of the staff. It made a few of us cry! You all look so happy and healthy and i'm sure you have all grown! You look so tall! I asked Mrs Bristow to pass on the message to all staff that the video was on our web page so they could watch it. You really are all very sweet and thoughtful, Thank you!
I hope you enjoyed yesterdays tasks. I really liked reading all of your facts and seeing your work.
Please complete the handwriting sheet in your folder, the joined up letters 'in' and 'im'. Practise these in your blue book. We have all started joins in class but if your child is finding it too tricky then please practise single letter formations.
Phonics three in a row - create a phonics board and ask an adult to add some phonics sounds. Choose a sound, if you read it correctly you get to put a counter on it or put a cross. Who will be the first person to get three in a row?
Today we are going to look at half and quarter turns. Please look at the Powerpoint. Then ask an adult to give you some turns to do with your body i.e do a half turn to the right, do a quarter turn to the left etc. I find it helps if the children have something in their hand to remind them of which is left and right. Maybe a piece of paper with an r and l on it in each hand. Then complete the activity. On the activity I would like you to tell me what turn the animal has done. Then at the bottom I would like you to draw where the object would end up after making the turn. You could use a cut out of the picture to help you. Physically turning something can help.
Practise your spellings - in felt tip, water and paintbrushes, chalk, shaving foam, sand, mud and a stick.
Choose a cosmic kids yoga to do today or get some exercise outside if it's sunny.
Last week Cameron made a tree picture using paint. He used his hand and arm for the trunk and branches and then his finger prints to make the leaves. I thought this was a really nice idea and thought you might all like to do one. If you haven't got paints, why not draw around your hand/arm and colour it in. You could create a forest of trees with all of your family.
Log onto code.org and complete the next level.
Have a lovely day
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Wednesday 20th May
Happy Wednesday! Half way through the week. How are you all today? I liked reading all of your Literacy work yesterday and seeing all of your imaginative drawings. They were brilliant! Today is World Bee day. It is celebrated on 20th May every year because on this day Anton Jansa was born. He was the pioneer (first person) of beekeeping. He was born on this day in 1734. Do you think he is still alive today?
The purpose of world bee day is to raise awareness of the important roles of bees and other pollinators. Bees help our world by transferring (moving) pollen between flowering plants which keeps the cycle of life turning. So today I thought I would set you some bee activities.
Please research bees and write 4 facts about them, you can do more if you wish. Try and find a fact about them that you didn't already know. You can present this however you like. You could do a poster, Powerpoint, video, sentences in your blue book, make a booklet. You decide. Please hand in your work. You can put it on the stream if you like or post it in the assignment so only I can see it. Below I have added some fact cards, video and websites to help you with your research.
Below is a Powerpoint with bee tricky words. Can you read them all?
I have added some fraction problems for you. Use objects (toys, pasta, counters, pegs) to help you work out the questions and remember if it is finding a half 1/2 - split it into 2 groups. How many in each group? If it is a quarter 1/4 - split it into 4 groups. How many are in each group? Have a go. They are differentiated, look at the stars on each challenge. 1 star = bronze question, 2 star = silver, 3 star = gold. You do not have to do all of the questions. Parents, I have put the answers on a separate sheet. Please write your answers in your blue book.
Can you make a rock bee? You can use felt tips or paints. If you are wanting to put it outside, put some watered down PVA glue on it once the paint/felt tip has dried.
Bees make honey! If you have some honey in the house, try some. I love honey on toast. Questions to think of: do you like it? How does it taste? What would you eat it with?
Can you match the parts of a bee to it's description? Then use the words to label the parts of the bee. You can print this or take a photo and edit. If you are taking a screenshot, split it into 2 parts to make it easier.
If you would like to add any photos or work from today's activities onto google classroom, please add it into the Literacy assignment. I would love to see what you have been up to.
Have a beeeeeautiful day :)
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Tuesday 19th May
Good morning you lovely lot! I hope you enjoyed the video yesterday, the children in school watched it 3 times they liked it that much! I had a lovely day in school. We did some just dance videos in the morning. We did 'walk like an Egyptian', 'high hopes' and 'happy'. Have you tried any of those yet? They are good fun. We then did our learning before lunch time and then did some leaf/flower printing and painting after lunch. Have a lovely day!
Have a look at what I have found. Write some sentences or a short story about the picture.
Questions to discuss: What is it? Where do you think it is? Who lives there? Is it an animal, person, magical creature or something else? Have you ever seen one before? What would happen if you went in it?
Please write these sentences in your blue book and hand in on google classroom.
If you have the phonics cards you can use these or write the phonics sounds (that are in your pack) on pieces of paper. Place the phonics sounds on the floor or table. Parents please then call out a phonic sound. Your child has to splat that sound as quickly as they can. Maybe try playing against someone and see who is the quickest. The quickest person wins the card. Who will have the most at the end?
You have a fractions activity tomorrow so I thought it would be good for you to have a reminder of what fractions are and how to work them out. Please watch the espresso videos: Halves: sharing mince pies, halves: sharing decorations, Quarters: what are quarters and Quarters: sharing quarters. These are only short videos. https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/video_index/item883167/grade1/index.html
Please then do the activity: sets of objects: halves or quarters? https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/activity_index/item883167/grade1/index.html
Can you do a just dance video today? If you find one that you really like let me know!
Read a book today, read it to someone in your house or Facetime someone and read it to them, a family member or a friend.
Observe, draw, imagine. I have put a picture below. I would like you to first observe (look carefully at) the picture, then draw the picture. Remember to do little bits at a time and to keep looking at the picture. Then imagine. Use your imagination and turn the object into anything you like. But it still has to include the shape of the original object. I have put an example below. Please hand in your work on google classroom. I would love to see what you have come up with.
Have a wonderful day
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Monday 18th May
Good morning Year 1. I hope you all had a fabulous weekend. Thank you for sending in your questionnaires. If I haven't responded yet, I will do so later today. I am going into school today to work with the key worker children so I will not be able to answer any queries or questions until after 4pm. There is a very special video on google classroom this morning. Go and have a look. You might recognise some familiar faces. If you haven't done so already, please could you comment on Friday's check in. I would really appreciate it if everyone writes a comment on Friday's check in, thank you.
I would just like to say that you have all been working so brilliantly and I have loved seeing your work. Keep up the hard work. I'm very proud of you all - parents that includes you! Thank you for doing such a great job at homeschooling!
Please share Mrs Presswood's newsletter with your children.
Right lets get on with today's tasks:
It's Monday, which means one thing..... Spellings! 'YAYYY!' I hear you all cheer!
Please ask an adult to test you on last weeks spellings in the back of your yellow spellings book.
Please write your new spellings in the front of your yellow book on a clean page.
In your blue book please put 5 of your new spellings into a sentence. Remember, capital letters, full stops, finger spaces and beautiful handwriting. Some of you are really impressing me with your handwriting at the moment.
New spellings: The 'ow' digraph. This digraph can make two different sounds like in 'cow' and 'blow'.
Please watch the espresso video and complete the activities. https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/video/item102067/grade1/module63427/index.html
I know some of you were finding money a bit tricky last week. It is tricky to get our heads around but you all did so well. I thought it would be good if we carried on with money today to give us a bit more practise. I have put a link below to a money game. one game is where you have to pay for an item and the other game is working out the change. There are different levels that you can work through.
Please choose an Andy's wild workout to complete https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/p06tmmvz/andys-wild-workouts
Have a go on numbots
Printing - if you have paints and paper at home try printing with the different types of leaves and flowers that you find. Can you mix the colours to make the correct colour for your leaf/flower? Can you make a pattern?
Bee survey - Create your own bee survey. How many bees can you see this week? Where are they? Which flowers are they sat on? Is it a bumble bee or a honey bee? Bumble bees are the bigger, fluffier ones.
Please remember do not touch a bee!
Have a lovely day
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