McNaughton

Year 1

Welcome to Class 1 McNaughton. The class teacher is Mrs Foster and the teaching assistant is Miss Karen. Please check on the website every Friday for weekly updates but also for the weekly homework. Enjoy!

Class Updates

Friday 10th July

Dear parents,

This week in English we have read ‘The Queen’s Knickers’ and designed our very own knickers for the queen to wear! We used adjectives to describe them and wrote a lost poster for them! Next week we will be completing work involving the transition to Year 2. Also next week, those of us in Mrs Foster’s hub will get to see the Miss Whiting’s Year 2 classroom, in preparation for next year.

In Maths we have been learning to make clocks and tell the time using o’clock and half past the hour. We were very good at finding o’clock but found it a bit tricky remembering how to tell the time to half past. Please keep practising this at home, activities on time are also available in Busy Things and Mathletics.

In Science we have been learning to identify how we can care for animals including giving them water, food and shelter. We talked about the pets we have at home and how we can care for them.

No homework has been set for the last week of term.

Thanks and have a relaxing weekend in preparation for our last week of Year One!

Mrs Foster

Monday 6th July

Hello Year One,
Home-schooling activities for this week can be found in JIT.

Phonics- please continue to work through the Read Write Inc activities. https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/help-during-school-closure/

In English this week you will be completing work based on ‘The Queen’s Knickers’, by Nicholas Allan. A link to the book can be found here. https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=the+queen%27s+knickers+youttube&&view=detail&mid=E0C1E0EF357FC18C4BFEE0C1E0EF357FC18C4BFE&&FORM=VRDGAR&ru=%2Fvideos%2Fsearch%3Fq%3Dthe%2520queen’s%2520knickers%2520youttube%26qs%3Dn%26form%3DQBVR%26sp%3D-1%26pq%3Dthe%2520queen’s%2520knickers%2520youttube%26sc%3D0-29%26sk%3D%26cvid%3DAC8618A1559F4E0F9EF09B93E5179B82

When you have watched the clip, sequence the main events from the story, and draw a picture of your favourite part. Then design your own knickers for the queen, but remember to add lots of adjectives to describe them! At the end of the week you will write a lost poster for the knickers you design (an example can be found in JIT!)

In Maths, please complete the work saved in Busy Things on Time. There are also some activities in JIT for you to complete.

In Humanities, read the slides about the three queens we have been learning about this half term. Once you have done that, print off the image cards and sort them into the different eras in time and stick them next to the matching queen. You can even add the speech bubbles as well.

In R.E., read the information about Hajj, the 5th Pillar of Islam and then write a postcard imagining you have been on pilgrimage to Mekkah.

Art-

Science-

Thanks and have a great week!

Mrs Foster

Friday 3rd July

Dear parents and carers,
This week in English we have been learning to write our own superhero stories based on our story ‘Aisha the superhero princess’. We imagined aliens were about to invade the school and thought of ways Aisha might save the day. Suggestions included inviting the aliens for a tea party or creating new planets for them to invade. We used lots of interesting story vocabulary to make our writing interesting for the reader.  Next week we will start working on the popular story ‘The Queens Knickers’.

In Maths this week we have continued to work on money. We have used 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p and 20p coins to make totals such as 18p. We have also investigated different ways of making the same total, for example 10p can be made with 5p+ 5p, or 5p + 2p + 2p + 1p. Finally we worked on paying and giving change. Next week we will start our final topic on telling the time.

In R.E. we have enjoyed finding out about Ramadan and the 4th Pillar of Islam. We identified what the festival entails and how and why Muslims celebrate it. Next week we will be learning about the 5th Pillar and pilgrimage to Mecca.

Thanks and have a great weekend.

Mrs Foster

Monday 29th June

Good morning Year One!
The activities for this week have been uploaded into JIT.
Phonics- please continue to work through the Read Write Inc activities. https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/help-during-school-closure/

English- read ‘Aisha, the superhero princess’, and complete the activities based superhero stories!

Maths- please continue to work through the White Rose home schooling activities. Activities for a Friday can be found here https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

Humanities- read the PowerPoint to find out about Queen Elizabeth 2nd and choose one of the activities in the ‘work’ folder. How about writing a postcard from the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee?

Computing- complete the Busy Things activity pinned to Computing.

R.E- read the PowerPoints about Ramadan and complete the information sheet about what happens during this time.

Spanish- Complete the activity Mrs Pereira has set. https://www.ststephensce.lbhf.sch.uk/teaching-and-learning/curriculum/spanish/

Science-

Art-

Thanks and have a great week,

Mrs Foster

Friday 26th June

Dear parents and carers,

This week we have been adjusting to the change in temperature, and despite feeling and looking hot and sticky we managed to cold down during our water fun afternoon which we had on Thursday!  After a lot of soaking, giggles and ice-cream we were well and truly worn out, but what a wonderful time we had!

In English this week, we have read the story ‘Aisha, the superhero princess’.  As part of the work based on this we used a set of instructions to make superhero cuffs (which were spectacular).  Later on in the week we wrote our own set of instructions explaining how to become a superhero, using a title, a ‘you will need box’ and number sentences with bossy verbs explaining what to do, for example ‘First put your blue, rubber super boots on’, ‘Next, fix your bubble machine onto your back’. Next week we will write our own superhero stories.

In Maths this week, we have started our new topic on money.  To do this, we worked on recognising coins and played money bingo!  Then we match the correct values to each coin and ordered them from the smallest value to the largest.  Next week we will be learning to find totals of given amounts.

In R.E. as part of our topic about the 5 pillars of Islam we have been finding out about pillar 3, Zakat.  We discovered that Zakat is all about charity and giving to those most in need.  Then we drew our own pictures of the things we might give to charity, including giving away old toys and clothes, helping the elderly or donating food to a food bank.

Homework has been uploaded below.  We are currently experiencing issues with Mathletics, so in the meantime whilst we work on this, please login to Busy Things and complete the money activities saved in the maths pin.

Thanks and have a great weekend,

Mrs Foster

Monday 22nd June

Good morning Year One!

The activities for this week have been uploaded into JIT.
Phonics- please continue to work through the Read Write Inc activities. https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/help-during-school-closure/

English- read ‘Aisha, the superhero princess’, and complete the activities based on instructions on how to make superhero cuffs!  Once you have made your cuffs, why not upload a photo of them into JIT? Then complete the sequencing activities and the riddle work!

Maths- please continue to work through the White Rose home schooling activities. Activities for a Friday can be found here https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

Humanities- read the PowerPoint to find out about the Victorian era and choose one of the activities in the ‘word’ folder.  How about drawing a poster showing how Victorian life changed?

Computing- complete the Busy Things activity pinned to Computing.

R.E- read the PowerPoint about zakat and draw things people might like to give as zakat.

Spanish- Complete the activity Mrs Pereira has set. https://www.ststephensce.lbhf.sch.uk/teaching-and-learning/curriculum/spanish/

Science-

Science-

Thanks and have a great week!

Dear parents and carers,

We’ve had another great week being back at school, it has been wonderful to be joined by even more children!

Homework has been uploaded below.  Please ensure the homework is completed and uploaded into JIT by the Friday of each week.

In English, we have read ‘Frankly I never wanted to kiss anybody’ an alternative version of the Frog Prince! We read the story and drew our favourite part and sequenced each part.  We have also been learning to add the -ing suffix to words for example play becomes playing and wrote our own sentences using -ing words and correct punctuation.  We also wrote a diary account from the perspective of the frog!  Next week we will start a new story called ‘Aisha the superhero princess’.

In Maths we have been revising counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s for numbers to 100.  We also made our own counting in 5’s board game!  Next week we will be starting our new topic of money.

As part of our Animals topic in Science we have been learning to identify the life cycle of a butterfly and watched a really interesting slow motion video of the changes that take place.  Afterwards we sorted pictures and sentences to explain the process!

Thanks and have a lovely weekend and enjoy the St Stephen’s bingo night tonight!

Mrs Foster

 

Monday 15th June

Good morning Year One!

The activities for this week have been uploaded into JIT.

Phonics- please continue to work through the Read Write Inc activities. https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/help-during-school-closure/

English- watch this clip of alternative version of The Frog Prince as told by the frog.  https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=frankly+i+never+wanted+to+kiss+anybody&&view=detail&mid=0C7F4C323742E5941EAE0C7F4C323742E5941EAE&&FORM=VRDGAR&ru=%2Fvideos%2Fsearch%3Fq%3Dfrankly%2520i%2520never%2520wanted%2520to%2520kiss%2520anybody%26qs%3DMM%26form%3DQBVR%26sp%3D1%26ghc%3D1%26pq%3Dfrankly%2520i%2520never%2520wanted%2520to%2520%26sc%3D1-26%26sk%3D%26cvid%3D1C8C51CD03B544BABBAC551710498C72

Activities include drawing your favourite part, sequencing the events and writing a diary entry for the frog. Additional activities will also be available on Busy Things.

Maths- please continue to work through the White Rose home schooling activities. Activities for a Friday can be found here https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

Humanities- read the PowerPoint to find out about Queen Victoria and write a diary entry.

Computing- complete the Busy Things activity pinned to Computing.

R.E- read the PowerPoint about wudu and sequence the picture cards.

Spanish- Complete the activity Mrs Pereira has set. https://www.ststephensce.lbhf.sch.uk/teaching-and-learning/curriculum/spanish/

Science: The life of a … Butterfly! Log into JIT and enjoy the story and PowerPoint then tuck into the fun tasks!

Art- Butterfly Art ; Have a look at the stencil here. Use this to create your very own Butterfly. You can use pencils, paints, oil pastels, whatever you would like! I would really like to see some beautiful designs. Have a look at this website for some ideas and a look at butterflies of all sorts. My favourite one is the Chalk Hill Blue https://butterfly-conservation.org/butterflies/identify-a-butterfly

Friday 12th June

Dear parents and carers,

We have had a great week getting stuck into lots of fun activities. A highlight has to be making puppet shows for The Frog and the Prince out of junk modelling materials!  We really miss the children who are in Miss Whiting’s hub but we enjoy waving to them at playtimes!  Despite missing our friends, we have really enjoyed being in smaller groups and I have been pleased to see how well the children play with one another.

In English we have completed work based on The Frog Prince.  First of all we corrected sentences with missing punctuation marks, then we thought of adjectives to describe the frog and the princess and put these words into sentences.  We worked really hard at checking we used capital letters and full stops correctly.  In a spelling focused lesson we learned to use the suffix -ed to change the meaning of words, for example look becomes looked.  We finished off by imagining we were the princess and wrote a letter to a friend explaining what had happened!

In Maths this week we have been revisiting number and place value.  We have been using 100 squares to count forwards and backwards to 100.  We have also been learning to order numbers and say what is 1 more and 1 less of numbers to 100.

We have really enjoyed our topic of Famous Queens in Humanities.  This week we have been finding out about Queen Elizabeth 1st and Tudor life and decorated wonderful masks!

If you are completing home schooling activities, keep doing all the fantastic work you are doing and  remember to continue to uploading what you have done into JIT for Mrs Francis to see!  The activities for next week will be uploaded into Jit and information about them will be put onto the blog on Monday morning.

Have a wonderful weekend, let’s cross our fingers and toes that the sun comes back out to play!

Mrs Foster

 

 

Friday 5th June

Dear parents and carers,
What a great week (abeit a bit strange) back at school we have had! Highlights have included having our picnic style lunches either in the playground or in the classrooms and having our own folder including personal stationary…the barrel pencil sharpeners have been a huge hit! We have also enjoyed exploring our classrooms which look a little different to before. I have been so impressed with how well the children have adapted, they come into school ready to find a spot and then head on over to the sanitation station before entering the classroom so sensibly!  As a special treat, for being so good this week we enjoyed a cake this afternoon! Thank you to everyone for dropping children off in the morning and collecting them so promptly, it’s a real help and we really appricate it!

For those completing Home Schooling activities at home, details of next week’s activities can be found here and will be uploaded into JIT on Monday. Well done to Albert, Rachel, Benjamin, Georgie and Kalkidan for completing so many activities, Mrs Francis has enjoyed seeing all of your work!

Phonics- please continue to work through the Read Write Inc activities. https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/help-during-school-closure/

English- please complete work the work set based on The Frog Prince. Activities include using capital letters, full stops, question marks and exclamation marks, use adjectives to describe the frog and the princess and using -ed words.  Your final activity for next week is to write a diary account from the perspective of the princess.

Maths- complete the White Rose Home Learning activities.

Humanities- read the PowerPoint about Queen Elizabeth 1st and decorate either a jester, Elizabeth 1st or Henry 8th mask.

 

Spanish

Spanish


Gracias y adios

Science- It’s sorting time! Have a look at the Powerpoint on JIT all about Carnivores, Herbivores and Omnivores. Can you colour in the pictures and sort them in to the correct section on the Venn Diagram. You can also make your own posters to remind you in the future!

Thanks and have a great weekend!

Mrs Foster

Monday 1st June

Dear parents and children of Year 1 McNaughton,
I hope you’ve have a great half term holiday and you’ve managed to do lots of fun things with your family.
Home learning activities have been uploaded into JIT for your child to work though. The class blog will now be uploaded each Friday, as before. Please note that as I will be teaching the children in my hub, I will not be commenting on the children’s uploaded work as frequently as before, however Mrs Francis will be your point of contact should you have any questions.

Phonics- please continue to work through the Read Write Inc activities. https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/help-during-school-closure/

English- this week we will be reading The Frog Prince. Activities include drawing your favourite part, designing a book cover, acting out the story with the masks and sequencing. Additional activities will also be available on Busy Things.

Maths- please continue to work through the White Rose home schooling activities. Activities for a Friday can be found here https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

Humanities- read the PowerPoint to find out about British queens and draw pictures of them. In addition to the PowerPoint saved in JIT there is lots of great information to be found here

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkrkscw

Computing- complete the Busy Things activity pinned to Computing.

R.E- read the PowerPoint about the 5 Pillars of Islam and complete the worksheet uploaded into JIT.

Spanish- Complete the activity Mrs Pereira has set. https://www.ststephensce.lbhf.sch.uk/teaching-and-learning/curriculum/spanish/

Science: Have a look at habitats powerpoint in JIT and choose one of the following sorting activities and have a go.  Habitats

Art:

Andrea del Verrocchio (c. 1435 – 1488) was an Italian sculptor, goldsmith and painter. He had an important workshop in Florence. Many other Renaissance painters were Verrocchio’s apprentices or worked in his workshop. These included Botticelli, Ghirlandaio and Perugino. Verrocchio’s most famous apprentice was Leonardo da Vinci.

Please don’t forget to upload your finished work into JIT!

Thanks and have a great week!

Mrs Foster

Happy Half Term... see you on 1st June!

Dear parents,

Well that’s it for the first half of the summer term and what a different type of term it has been! Thank you for the hard work so many of you have put into homeschooling and for your continued support.  This week members of staff have been working hard to get the school ready for those who will rejoin us on 1st June.  I am really looking forward to seeing the children again and although things will be different, it will be great to get back to it!

As was the case during the Easter holidays, daily activities won’t be set over the half term holiday.  Please spend the time having a break so you and the children are ready and raring to go for the rest of the summer term!  The weather forecast looks really good so get outside and make the most of the sunshine, I know I will be! If you are short of activities, why not look back at the Easter blog which had a list of websites to explore.

For those returning to school on Monday 1st June, we have put together a child friendly information sheet about the things that will be the same and the things that will be different when we return which you might want to share with your child over the next week.

Information McNaughton children in Hub 1

Information McNaughton children in Hub 2

If your child has been particularly effected by anything over the lockdown period and you feel it would be helpful for us to know about it in order for us to support them please let us know in advance.

Since we are asking the children not to bring the work they have completed during lockdown into school, please upload 1 photo into JIT which your child would like to share with the rest of the children in their hub.  It could be a photo of something they have made, their favourite piece of work they have completed, their favourite day or simply their favourite photo.  We will share these with the group when we discuss our experiences of lockdown. I will be sharing a photo of the delicious kinder bueno cookies I made for my husband’s birthday… they were delicious even if I do say so myself!

If you have any further questions that crop up over the half term holiday please do not hesitate to email me.

Thanks once again,

Mrs Foster

Friday 22nd May

Happy Friday and half term holiday!

Wake and shake time here at ;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwT5oX_mqS0

Your life skill today is to get up, make your bed, get changed into an outfit of your choice, wash your face, brush your teeth, brush your hair…all by yourself! Oh WHAT A CHALLENGE! I know you can do it.

Phonics

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/read-write-inc-phonics-guide/

Once you are on this page, scroll down and select ‘Learning Set 2 Sounds’.  Remember, if this set is easy go onto Set 3, if it is tricky go to Set 1.  Don’t forget there are really handy worksheets available for each sound which can be downloaded from the same website.

English 

Think back to what happened in ‘Carolina’s Gift’ and brainstorm the main events.  Today you will write a recount of the story, retelling what happened.  Remember for recounts we must start each sentence with time connectives, for example First, Next, Then, After and Finally.  Check you use the red word bank to help you spell red words and sit letters on the line.  Can you remember to use capital letters for names and places? When you have finished your work, re-read it to make sure it makes sense. The worksheet is in JIT titled English Friday 22nd May.

Maths

Instead of logging into JIT today please go to https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ and complete the Friday Challenge for Summer Term Week 3 w/c 4th May (Please note the date, we are 2 weeks behind).  Watch the clip then complete the butterfly pizza activities, or even better follow the recipe and make you own pizza!

Computing 

Log into Busy Things and complete the activities set in the Computing pin.

Art

The RSPB are once again teaming up with the Cameron Bespolka Trust to bring you WildArt 2020, and this year they are looking out for talented young artists to enter a very exciting competition Check all the rules and regulations at .https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-kids/rspb-kids-competitions/wild-art/

Please email a photo of your artwork to competitions@rspb.org.uk with the heading WildArt 2020 Competition, and don’t forget to tell them your age and category selection! If your submission makes the shortlist, they will be in touch with further details after the competition closes. WildArt is split into three age groups: under 8s, 8-12, and 13 years and over.

PE

For today’s  P.E activity we are going to learn another dance, because you loved it so much yesterday! Had a request to learn HAVANA.So here we go! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qc_8Xg467fE

You can also do a Joe Wicks session:

Joe Wicks

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/featured

Wellbeing In Year One

Mindfulness colouring is my favourite thing to do when i just need to ‘chill out’ . I put on my favourite music, have one nice snack and my water bottle next to me. I sit and just colour! Have a go today. mindfulness

Yoga

https://www.cosmickids.com/category/watch/?duration=medium&changed=duration

Wellbeing journal 

Day five of reflection in our ‘Weekly Wellbeing Journal Pack’ to help children to focus on the day ahead and to channel their emotions and feelings Friday.

Peace out guided meditation 

With Clever Fox today !https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtMHCVBgV00

Something different

Well, I never thought i’d see the day. but it is 2020 so we shall roll with the times and protect ourselves at the same time. Today we are going to be making masks out of socks! No, not smelly socks before you ask! haha!

The sock mask is a fun and simple way to use and old sock and turn it into something new (maybe give it a wash first though!) and there is no sewing involved. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiYjb5U-Vo0

Instructions:

  1. Fold the sock in half so that the toe end touches the top, then use your scissors to cut the toe end off.
  2. Open up the sock and cut along the fold line opposite to the heel.
  3. To make the loops for your ears, fold the sock in half again and make two cuts. Starting from the folded edge and about 2 centimetres from the ends cut up – but don’t cut all the way to the edge!
  4. Open out the sock completely and trim the square corners into rounded curves.
  5. Add your filter layer of choice, such as kitchen roll, then loop the cut out holes around your ears, and cover your nose and mouth with the rest of the sock. The heel should fit nicely over your chin.

 

 

Thanks and have a great weekend.

Mrs Foster

Thursday 21st May

Morning lovely children!

At 4pm today Julia Donaldson will be sharing one of her stories, poems or songs online. If that sounds like fun, join here: https://www.gruffalo.com

Your life skill today is to try learning to tie your shoe lace. AGAIN? You might ask. Well if you still are practicing its a good time to keep trying! If you can do it already we would love to see a video. My Grandad taught me the ‘two bunny ears and knot’ version and i’m guilty of sometimes doing it that way now ha ha!

Phonics

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/read-write-inc-phonics-guide/

Once you are on this page, scroll down and select ‘Learning Set 2 Sounds’.  Remember, if this set is easy go onto Set 3, if it is tricky go to Set 1.  Don’t forget there are really handy worksheets available for each sound which can be downloaded from the same website.

English 

What day did Carolina go to the market?  Do you know the others days of the week?  What order do they go in?  How do you spell them? Today you will write an account of what you have done over the last week, remember to carefully check how to spell each day and to use a capital letter to start each word. Here is a clip to help you with the days of the week. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zrqqtfr/articles/ztjg39q The worksheet is in JIT titled English Thursday 21st May.

Maths

This week we will be focusing on number facts and number bonds.  Please watch the fourth video link and then complete the worksheet in JIT titled Maths Thursday 21st  May where you will be adding by counting on.

Science

Today you will be looking at the life cycle of a frog!. We would like you to log into JIT. You will find everything under the folder ‘Science-Thursday 21st

  1. Read the life cycle of a frog
  2. Complete the order of a life of a frog (in pictures)
  3. Complete the workbook using your best handwriting. Use the PowerPoint to tell me what happens in each part of the cycle.
  4. Use toilet rolls to make some frogs!
  5. Have a look at the different types of frogs, well because why not!Some of them are so cool! Which one is your favourite?

PE

For today’s  P.E activity we are learning a dance routine.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40uEcTuqIvM

You can also do a Joe Wicks session:

Joe Wicks

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/featured

Wellbeing In Year One

Have a think about some things that might make you happy and discuss with your adult . things that make me happy

Yoga

https://www.cosmickids.com/category/watch/?duration=medium&changed=duration

Wellbeing journal 

Day four of reflection in our ‘Weekly Wellbeing Journal Pack’ to help children to focus on the day ahead and to channel their emotions and feelings Thursday

Peace out guided meditation 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWOHcGF1Tmc

Something different

Today you are going to make a lava lamp!

  1. Fill an empty plastic bottle a quarter full with water.
  2. Add a few drops of food colouring until you like the colour you see. You can add glitter too.
  3. Fill the bottle almost to the top with vegetable oil. Let the mixture separate.
  4. Break up two Alka-Seltzer tablets and drop them in the mixture. Watch your lava lamp bubble!Have a great day, Mrs Foster

Wednesday 20th May

Good morning Year One,

First it’s wake and shake time!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gUbdNbu6ak

Your Life Skills task today is to help your adult put the clothes washing in the machine, put the detergent in and press go! Once you have done that your adult is going to show you how to fold and put your dry clothes away!

 

Phonics

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/read-write-inc-phonics-guide/

Once you are on this page, scroll down and select ‘Learning Set 2 Sounds’.  Remember, if this set is easy go onto Set 3, if it is tricky go to Set 1.  Don’t forget there are really handy worksheets available for each sound which can be downloaded from the same website.

English 

Today you have some sentences based on Carolina’s Gift to carefully read, can you be a sentence detective and spot the mistakes?  Re-write each sentence with the correct punctuation marks and -s for plurals.  Can you write your own sentences about the story? The worksheet is in JIT, tilted English Wednesday 20th May.

Maths

This week we will be focusing on number facts and number bonds.  Please watch the third video link and then complete the worksheet in JIT titled Maths Wednesday 20th May where you will be finding a part using the part-whole model.

RE

Why are they having a party? PART THREE. Wow I really am enjoying learning all about these different sorts of celebrations. I have to say my favourite part was baking and eating the sweet treats. How did you get on. What was your favourite part? Let’s go onto JIT.

  1. Read the PowerPoint of the story of Hanukkah
  2. Retell the story to an adult using actions and expressions. Explain the candle stayed alight for 8 days – the Jews believe it was a miracle.
    Show pupils a Menorah (8 branched candlestick.) What do you think this represents? Why?Explain that Jews use this to remember and celebrate at Hanukkah.
    Light the menorah as it would be lit by a Jew during the festival of Hanukkah. You might not have a Menorah so light a normal candle instead.
    When have you seen a candle lit? What other festivals use a candle? What does it represent? – Make links to other faiths.
  3. Colour in the Menorah.
  4. Have a look at the Hanukkah information PowerPoint.
  5. Match the words and pictures to do with Hanukkah. Some you already know, so we left that out of the Powerpoint.

PE

For today’s  P.E activity we would like you to have a go at the baby shark challenge!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LurCQ9XGkt0

You can also do a Joe Wicks session:

Joe Wicks

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/featured

Wellbeing In Year One

You are amazing, let’s remind yourself why. Fill in this as a reminder!I AM AN AMAZING PERSON

Yoga

https://www.cosmickids.com/category/watch/?duration=medium&changed=duration

Wellbeing journal 

Day three of reflection in our ‘Weekly Wellbeing Journal Pack’ to help children to focus on the day ahead and to channel their emotions and feelings Wednesday

Peace out guided meditation 

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

Something different

Today you are going to be making a kite!

Lets go fly a kite!

Tuesday 19th May

Good morning Year One,

Your Life Skills task today is to play a game involving a balloon! https://www.nhs.uk/10-minute-shake-up/shake-ups/woodys-antique-shop-dash

Phonics

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/read-write-inc-phonics-guide/

Once you are on this page, scroll down and select ‘Learning Set 2 Sounds’.  Remember, if this set is easy go onto Set 3, if it is tricky go to Set 1.  Don’t forget there are really handy worksheets available for each sound which can be downloaded from the same website.

English 

Read the Carolina’s Gift powerpoint which is to be found in JIT and then sequence the pictures from the story.  Can you remember what happens in each part?  What comes first?  second?  last?  The worksheet is tilted English Tuesday 19th May.

Maths

This week we will be focusing on number facts and number bonds.  Please watch the second video link and then complete the worksheet in JIT titled Maths Tuesday 19th May where you will be using related number facts.

Humanities

In English we have read ‘Carolina’s Gift’, a story about a little girl who lives in rural Peru.  I am sure you’ll agree that her way of life is very different to our way of living, for example how many of us have a pet llama? Think about some of the things that are the same and those that are different and complete the worksheet titled Humanities Tuesday 19th May.

PE

For today’s  P.E activity you could have a look at these circuit challenges which help build up your fitness. Cut the challenge out and create your own Fitness cube, then roll to see what superstar challenge is next!

You can also do a Joe Wicks session:

Joe Wicks

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/featured

Wellbeing In Year One

Yoga

https://www.cosmickids.com/category/watch/?duration=medium&changed=duration

Wellbeing journal 

Day two of reflection in our ‘Weekly Wellbeing Journal Pack’ to help children to focus on the day ahead and to channel their emotions and feelings.Tuesday Weekly Wellbeing Journal

Peace out guided mediatation 

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

Something different

Fancy making a bridge out of some spare household items? Can it hold your doll, car or dino?

 

Thanks and have a great day,

Mrs Foster

Monday 18th May

Good morning Year One,

I hope you all had a lovely weekend. Well done for all your hard work last week.  I could see on JIT that so many of you have done so much!  I really liked Albert and Lois’ rainforest scenes!

Your Life Skills task today is to play a game of hide-and-seek, but not just any old hide-and-seek game, this time it’s hide forty from Toy Story! https://www.nhs.uk/10-minute-shake-up/shake-ups/find-forky

Phonics

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/read-write-inc-phonics-guide/

Once you are on this page, scroll down and select ‘Learning Set 2 Sounds’.  Remember, if this set is easy go onto Set 3, if it is tricky go to Set 1.  Don’t forget there are really handy worksheets available for each sound which can be downloaded from the same website.

Here are some really great websites for reading with books you can read along with.

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/storybooks-and-games/

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

English 

Today we will start our new topic in English based on ‘Carolina’s Gift’, a story about a girl who lives in a small village in rural Peru.  Read the powerpoint in JIT and then answer the reading comprehension questions titled English Monday 18th May.  Miss Kelly’s video of her reading the story should also be available in JIT size permitting, which is amazing!

In this folder you will also see additional activities involving spelling common exception words (red words) which you can work on at your leisure!

Maths

This week we will be focusing on number facts and number bonds.  Please watch the first video link and then complete the worksheet in JIT titled Maths Monday 18th May where you will find and make number bonds.

In this folder you will also see additional activities involving practising writing numbers in words which you can work on at your leisure!

Spanish

https://www.ststephensce.lbhf.sch.uk/teaching-and-learning/curriculum/spanish/

Watch and sing along to the clip. Then complete the worksheet and email directly to Mrs Pereira at l.pereira@ststephensce.lbhf.sch.uk

PE

For today’s  P.E activity, I would like you to set up a relay race. Running a relay race is great exercise, but working to set up a relay race is also a good way to teach teamwork and sportsmanship. You can also do a yoga activity or Joe Wicks session:

Yoga

https://www.cosmickids.com/category/watch/?duration=medium&changed=duration

Joe Wicks

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/featured

Wellbeing Journal

Use this Weekly Wellbeing Journal Pack to help children to focus on the day ahead and to channel their thoughts and feelings in a positive way.

The wellbeing journal can be used during this school closure time to support the children with the thoughts and feelings they might be experiencing.

This wellbeing journal is structured to enable the children to complete the activity independently and to prompt further discussions where needed.

Monday’s Weekly wellbeing journal

Something different

Challenge #1: Make a small boat that floats in the bath or water tub. Can it hold a little toy?

Thanks and have a great day,

Mrs Foster

Friday 15th May

Good morning Year One,

Your Life Skills task today is to tidy your bedroom!  Yes that does mean you have to tidy your clothes, toys and teddies! Maybe you could even ask a grown up if you could use the hoover?!

Phonics

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/read-write-inc-phonics-guide/

Once you are on this page, scroll down and select ‘Learning Set 2 Sounds’.  Remember, if this set is easy go onto Set 3, if it is tricky go to Set 1.

English 

Write up your wonderful sentences based on We’re roaming in the Rainforest you planned yesterday.  The worksheet can be found in JIT titled English Friday 15th May.  Fancy jazzing things up?  Jungle page borders can be found in the English folder in JIT.

Maths

Can you find 1/2 and 1/4 of the pizza?  The pizza can be found in JIT titled Maths Friday 15th May.

Computing

Busy Things- log into Busy Things and complete the new activity set in the Computing pin.  We have also added more pins into the other folders on Busy Things.  Being safe online is really important.  Why not watch some clips about how to stay safe online. https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/4_7/child/

Don’t forget to do your spelling test today.  Homework for this week has been uploaded in the usual place.

Have a great weekend,

Mrs Foster

Thursday 14th May

Good morning Year One,

Lots of you have done super work on JIT.  Today I have enjoyed listening to Isla’s voice message and Rose and Maxim’s R.E. videos!  Well done!

Your Life Skills task today is to wash up your breakfast plates again. Wash everything up so it’s spick and span and then help put the plates away!

Phonics

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/read-write-inc-phonics-guide/

Once you are on this page, scroll down and select ‘Learning Set 2 Sounds’.  Remember, if this set is easy go onto Set 3, if it is tricky go to Set 1.

English 

Plan your version of ‘We’re Roaming in the Rainforest’.  The sheet for this can be found in JIT titled English Thursday 14th May. Think of an animal, a verb with -ing, an adjective and a rhyming phrase for example ‘The colourful parrot is flying high in the sky’.

Maths

Watch the fourth clip Year-1-1 and then complete the worksheet found in JIT titled Maths Thursday 14th May.

Science

Log into JIT (Science 14th May) and have a look at the reptiles Powerpoint, yes that’s right, REPTILES! How exciting! Once you have had a look at the super cool reptiles I would like you to discuss the body parts of each one. What do you notice? Your main task is to name the parts of the lizard (See JIT). I bet you know lots of this information already. I have attached a word mat too. So if you are feeling super adventurous in your spare time, you could write a fact file on a reptile of your choice using the words on the mat OR doing your own research with your adults. Good luck and enjoy!

 

 

Have a great day

Mrs Foster

Wednesday 13th May

Good morning Year One,

Well done to so many of you who have logged into JIT and uploaded the work you have been doing, it is wonderful to see! I particularly enjoyed Ludovica’s video about the Amazon rainforest and Georgie’s voice message!

An active Life Skills task this morning…’Wake up and shake up. Lets start our day!’ Follow the link here

Phonics

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/read-write-inc-phonics-guide/

Once you are on this page, scroll down and select ‘Learning Set 2 Sounds’.  Remember, if this set is easy go onto Set 3, if it is tricky go to Set 1.

English 

Watch this clip

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zrqqtfr/articles/zy2r6yc

Then complete the worksheet found in JIT titled English Wednesday 13th May.

Maths

Watch the third clip Year-1-1 and then complete the worksheet found in JIT titled Maths Wednesday 13th May.

RE 

Sukkot

Reflect back on bunting. Tell children the story of the Israelites travelling in the desert, following Moses, where it was really hot. They were tired, thirsty and hot and needed to rest. What could they do? Children think what they would do – relate to the beach. They needed to find some shade. In the shade they could rest, eat, drink and praise God. The shade, given by God, protected them from the heat.

Explain that every year Jewish people have a 7-day party / festival, building Sukkahs, to celebrate the blessings God gives them.  Sukkot is celebrated by Jewish people in October.

Why are they having another Jewish party? To remember!

They remember travelling in the desert, finding shade and praising God for the blessings he gives and how He protected the Israelites.
Why is it important for Jews to remember this?
For you:

1.Read through the PowerPoint (Jit)

2. Look at the image of a Sukkah, decorated with fruit.

3.Create your own Sukkah invitations and paper chains (JIT)

4.Open up the ‘Making your Sukkah’ worksheet and design your own ; using items your adults allow you to use

5.Make your Sukkah, Have fun !

6.Now have make your own acrostic poem, play or do the word search and colouring (also on Jit)

7.Take some pictures! Can’t wait to see you all in your homemade Sukkahs!

Challenge : If you aren’t partied out by now, Have a look at the writing frame and write as much information about Sukkah! House points for fantastic writing and sentences will be given!

 

Something different

Feeling inspired by all this animal talk in science? Head over to Dublin Zoo. They have live webcams and feeding times for different animals. https://www.dublinzoo.ie/ ​

Lets wrap up the day now…

Yoga:

https://www.cosmickids.com/category/watch/?duration=medium&changed=duration

 

Mindfulness

We need to remember who the real heroes are here and that’s our little children. They are going to be tired, stressed and even worried, and missing their friends. So here is some mindfulness activities to start doing daily with the whole family.

The positive benefits of teaching mindfulnessto children have been proven across a number of studies. We incorporated mindfulness into everyday classroom activity and the children loved it. A five or ten-minute daily mindfulness practice can see children reduce stress and anxiety, increase concentration and engagement, sleep better, improve social skills, and develop problem-solving and decision-making skills. So get comfy, get some nice lighting, blankets or pillows and follow this link.

 

Have a great day,

Mrs Foster

Tuesday 12th May

Good morning Year One,

Your Life Skills task today is to build an inside or outside den…depending on the weather of course!  From what I remember from when I was young an old sheet and a clothes horse works perfectly for this! Enjoy!

Also don’t forget to do a bit of physical activity, how about cosmic yoga!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d85dw-AcAaU&feature=emb_title

Phonics

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/read-write-inc-phonics-guide/

Once you are on this page, scroll down and select ‘Learning Set 2 Sounds’.  Remember, if this set is easy go onto Set 3, if it is tricky go to Set 1.

English

Design and make your own rainforest scene and act out part of the story!  Can you add -ing words to your sentences?

English Tuesday 12th May- creating a rainforest drama

This sheet can also be found in JIT in the English folder.  Like yesterday, once completed please upload a photo of it into JIT.

Maths

Watch the second video clip on the list and complete the work below.

Year-1-1

Lesson-2-Find-a-quarter-1-2020

These sheets can also be found in JIT in the Maths folder.  Like yesterday once completed please upload a photo of it into JIT.

Humanities

Compare the UK weather to the weather found in the Amazon Rainforest.  Read through the powerpoint upload to JIT to help you complete the worksheet found below.  Like yesterday once completed please upload a photo of it into JIT.  Even better upload a video of your weather forecast into JIT for your teachers to watch!

Compare weather UK and Amazon

Have a great day!

Mrs Foster

Monday 11th May

Good morning Year One,

I hope you all had a nice weekend celebrating the 75th anniversary of VE Day!  During a HouseParty with school friends on Friday evening we realised we were in Year 5 during the 50th anniversary and have fond memories of singing in a big circle in the playground on a hot sunny day.  Let’s hope we can do the same at some point in the near future…

JIT

This week marks our first week of using JIT for all activities in KS1.  Well done and thank you to those who already uploaded work/photos last Thursday, it worked really well and I for one really enjoyed commenting on the children’s work.

Login details were either handed out during the last week of school or emailed out via ParentMail.  If you need a reminder of your child’s login details please email your class teacher.  The login page is https://my.uso.im

Once you log in, scroll to the bottom of the page and next to Busy Things you will find JIT, click on it and go to ‘My Files’.  Here you will find this week’s work in lovely neat folders! Please don’t feel as though you must complete all the work in one day, space it out throughout the week!

Once you arrive in ‘My Files’, download and print the sheets.  If you don’t have a printer, don’t worry just complete on a piece of paper.  Once the activities have been completed we would ask parents to take a photo of the work and upload a photo into JIT for each subject.  As we have done in the past there will be one english, one maths and either a Science/Humanities/Science/ R.E. or Art a day. Once the work is uploaded class teachers will be able to comment on it.

Miss Whiting has demonstrated this perfectly in this very helpful video.

https://youtu.be/bClOyocStIM

If you are uploading photos from your phone instructions of how to do this are available below.

Uploading to JIT via phone

Initially we appreciate uploading the photos/work might seem like a bit of long winded process but it really, really helps teachers to have all of the work uploaded in one centralised place and it also means we are able to have a direct dialogue with the children which is really important in the current climate.

However, please don’t feel as though you must upload realms of photos/work, one upload for each subject a day (so max three uploads a day will be perfect).  Of course our aim is for children to complete the activities set but as Mr Schumm has stressed in his recent video, if you’re having an off day, have a cup of tea and eat a hobnob!

We also acknowledge the need for younger children to learn through play so I will continue to set offline activities including art, drama, yoga, P.E. and of course those all-important life skills on the class blog.

The education and wellbeing of your child continues to be our main priority therefore we encourage children to participate in these activities when they can, whilst we do recognise the challenges home schooling presents. Please just keep trying your best.

Today’s activities 

Your Life Skills task today is to make a friendship bracelet for either a friend or family member.   Maybe you could post it, I am certainly enjoying receiving post from my friends and family at the moment! Instructions can be found below.

https://www.tate.org.uk/kids/make/cut-paste/make-friendship-bracelet

Please note the activities for Monday and Tuesday have been uploaded onto the website to give parents and children time to transition from the website to JIT.

Phonics

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/read-write-inc-phonics-guide/

Once you are on this page, scroll down and select ‘Learning Set 2 Sounds’.  Remember, if this set is easy go onto Set 3, if it is tricky go to Set 1.  No need to upload photos of this into JIT, but do so if you’d like!

English

We can add the suffix -ing to verbs.  Watch this clip to find out more https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-english-prefixes-and-suffixes-with-monty-mole/zm2rhbk

Now complete this worksheet match the -ing words to the animals from We’re roaming in the Rainforest.

English Monday 11th May -ing

This sheet can also be found in JIT in the English folder.  Once completed please upload a photo of it into JIT.

Handwriting sheets have also been uploaded into JIT for children to work through at their leisure.

Below are some useful videos to help with letter formation

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zgjj6sg/articles/zwnh4qt

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zgjj6sg/articles/zydty4j

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zgjj6sg/articles/zcd9jty

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zgjj6sg/articles/z8qb97h

Maths

Watch the first video clip on the list and complete the work below.

Year-1-1

Lesson-1-Find-a-half-2-2020

These sheets can also be found in JIT in the Maths folder.  Once completed please upload a photo of it into JIT.

Number formation sheets have also been uploaded into JIT for children to work through at their leisure.

Spanish

https://www.ststephensce.lbhf.sch.uk/teaching-and-learning/curriculum/spanish/

Watch and sing along to the clip. Then complete the worksheet and email directly to Mrs Pereira at l.pereira@ststephensce.lbhf.sch.uk

Have a great day, any questions please do not hesitate to contact your class teacher, we are here to support you!

Mrs Foster

Friday 8th May Bank Holiday Weekend

Dear parents, carers and children,

As it is a bank holiday weekend there will be no activities set for today so make the most of having a day off!

Enjoy the sunshine and I will be back here on Monday directing you to JIT where you will be able to download the week’s activities.  You’ll then be able to upload your completed work into JIT so I can comment on what you have done.

In the meantime spellings for this week have been upload and more activities on Mathletics have been set.

Have a great long weekend, although the days seem to be rolling into one at the moment!

Mrs Foster

Thursday 7th May

Good morning Year One,

You’re all doing amazing work and thank you for your updates!

Parents as explained in the email sent out via ParentMail yesterday as of Monday 11th May all KS1 teachers will upload a full week’s work onto JIT so look out for it on Monday morning! To help, Miss Whiting has made a wonderful video guide on how to use JIT which is here    https://youtu.be/bClOyocStIM 

I’m looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible for our Zoom with Mr Schumm tomorrow at 12!

Your Life Skills Task today is  to complete random acts of kindness by telling each person in your house one thing you are thankful to them for.  For example I am thankful to Mr Foster for tidying up the kitchen after dinner!

Today we would like you to complete the following activities.

English

Online- phonics- https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/read-write-inc-phonics-guide/

Once you are on this page, scroll down and select ‘Learning Set 2 Sounds’.  Remember, if set is easy go onto Set 3, if it is tricky go to Set 1.

In English today you will match singular and plural words from the story ‘We’re roaming in the Rainforest’.  To help you do this, go into JIT and go through the ‘Adding -s and -es to plurals’ powerpoint then complete the activity attached below.

Singular and plural

Online- Maths – online- https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

Summer Term Week 1 (w/c 20th April; we are 2 weeks behind as we started these activities a little later) – Lesson 4 Find half watch the video and download the activity and complete the worksheet.

 

Science

Today we are learning about birds! We want you to be able to identify and compare a variety of common UK birds!

To help you do this, go into JIT and go through the UK birds powerpoint . Please choose your favourite bird and complete a bird Bird fact file. Now you can use whatever information you want but please include a drawing and the name of the bird you chose. Below is an example of a layout you could use. Also we have a bird watch graph to complete  when you go for your next walk. I wonder how may types of birds you will spot?

Have a great day.

Mrs Foster

Wednesday 6th May

Good morning Year One,

For your Life Skills Task today we would like you to make your bed again!  Can you do it quicker and or even tidier than before?

Today we would like you to complete the following activities.

English

Online- phonics- https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/read-write-inc-phonics-guide/

Once you are on this page, scroll down and select ‘Learning Set 2 Sounds’.  Remember, if set is easy go onto Set 3, if it is tricky go to Set 1.

Today we are going to work on rhyming words.  To do this watch this clip.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zjhhvcw/articles/zqjgrdm

Then think back to the story, ‘We’re roaming in the Rainforest’, which is now also available in JIT and match the rhyming words.

Matching rhyming words

Online- Maths – online- https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

Summer Term Week 1 (w/c 20th April; we are 2 weeks behind as we started these activities a little later) – Lesson 3 Make equal groups (again but a different activity!), watch the video and download the activity and complete the worksheet.

RE

Want to create sweet memories and traditions that last a lifetime? Pair special foods with traditions. On Rosh Hashanah, jews dip apples in honey, but we also bake sweet treats like homemade apple sauce, honey cake, candied carrots, and Tzimmes, a traditional sweet dish baked with sweet potatoes, carrots, honey, brown sugar, and orange juice. Baking together is a fun activity at any age. Follow this link for some ideas. https://jamiegeller.com/recipes/meal-type/desserts/

Have a go at making these tradition treats and afterwards see if you can remember the order of what you did. Can you write instructions for me using the following language.First, Next, After that, Then, Finally, and.

Complete this Instructions sheet.

As you perfect your recipes as a family, you may be tempted make small changes along the way to accommodate your personal preferences. Write down your changes and write them up you’ve just created a new family recipe that’s all your own! Feel free to ‘just bake’ This is all about having fun and working together.

Here is an example of a recipe .

Have a great day,

Mrs Foster

Tuesday 5th May

Good morning Year One,

Well done for such great reading comprehension work on We’re roaming in the Rainforest, one of my favourite books!  Your Life Skills task today is to help the adults tidy up the bathroom.  Make sure all of the towels are nicely hanging on the rail/radiator!

Today we would like you to complete the following activities.

English

Online- phonics- https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/read-write-inc-phonics-guide/

Once you are on this page, scroll down and select ‘Learning Set 2 Sounds’.  Remember, if set is easy go onto Set 3, if it is tricky go to Set 1.

Today you will be learning to identify verbs.  These words are doing/action words.  First watch this clip from Jack Hartmann (who the children will remember from our maths starters!)

://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3EYciNco58

Then think back to ‘We’re roaming in the Rainforest’ and match the verbs to the correct animal. Matching animals and verbs

If you can’t print off the sheet, don’t worry, why not draw your own pictures of the animals from the story and write the verbs in a sentence? Remember to use capital letters at the beginning and full stops at the end each sentence.

Online- Maths – online- https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

Summer Term Week 1 (w/c 20th April; we are 2 weeks behind as we started these activities a little later) – Lesson 2 Make equal groups, watch the video and download the activity and complete the worksheet.

Humanities

Today you will be learn to identify the physical and human features of a place.  Physical features are places that occur naturally like trees, rivers and mountains.  Human features are places that are man made like shops, schools and houses.  Examples of these can be found in ‘Shared Files’ in JIT. Once you have looked through the pictures on JIT please complete the activity based on the physical features of Peru below.

Physical features 

Physical features to stick

Thanks and have a great day,

Mrs Foster

Monday 4th May

Good morning Year One,

I hope you all had a nice weekend.  What did you get up to?  I planted some new plants in the garden and had a good sort out in the garage, one way to pass the time!  It was certainly nice to have the sunshine back with us on Saturday.

Well done to so many of you who managed to get onto JIT and complete wonderful fact files about the Rainforest, I really enjoyed reading them and even learnt some new facts myself!  If you have the chance, log back into JIT and read the comment I have written on your work. A special shout out to Alina who not only completed an amazing fact file about butterflies, she also commented on my comment which was lovely! So many of you published your work, however I have since learnt that I need to approve it before it can be published, something I am looking into this week… I will keep you posted!

Your Life Skills task is to help the grownups tidy and fold away the newly washed clothes.  Can you match all off the odd socks to make pairs? Make sure they are put neatly away in the correct draw/cupboard!

Today we would like you to complete the following activities.

English

Online- phonics- https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/read-write-inc-phonics-guide/

Once you are on this page, scroll down and select ‘Learning Set 2 Sounds’.  Remember, if set is easy go onto Set 3, if it is tricky go to Set 1.

We now move onto our next unit of work in English, based on a lovely story ‘We’re Roaming In The Rainforest, An Amazon Adventure’, by Laurie Krebs and Anne Wilson.  This is one of my all time favourite stories we teach in Year One, the rhyming and patterned language is brilliant, so too are the pictures.  The link to the book can be found here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qtg9BZnqMQ4

A pdf version will also be emailed out to you via parentmail.  When you have finished, please complete the reading comprehension questions, found here comprehension questions 2020

Why not play this word matching game based on the story? https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/word-match/were-roaming-rainforest-memory-match

Extension activities are available here Roaming-Edu-Extension.

Maths

Online- Maths – online- https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

Summer Term Week 1 (w/c 20th April; we are 2 weeks behind as we started these activities a little later) – Lesson 1 Make doubles, watch the video and download the activity and complete the worksheet.  Don’t worry if you can’t print it off, just draw it in your book or on a piece of paper.

Spanish

Mrs Pereria has uploaded your weekly task.  Today your activity is to practise how to introduce yourself in Spanish and learn some new vocabulary about the school day.  The video clip and worksheet can be found here.  https://www.ststephensce.lbhf.sch.uk/teaching-and-learning/curriculum/spanish/

Thanks and have a lovely day.  Remember, both you and your adults at home are doing such a great job so keep on doing what you are doing!

Mrs Foster

 

 

Friday 1st May

 

Happy 1st May everyone and what a fast month it has been! Lets sing our months on the year song to start our day, don’t worry if you can’t remember here is a link! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fe9bnYRzFvk

Todays life skill is a very important one. It allows us to buy toys, sweets and other fun things! Today we would like you to become familiar with what a 1p, 5p, 10p and 20p looks like. We would like you to practice counting up in 1’s, 5’s and 10’s and see if you can work out how many 1 pence coins are in a 5p coin, how many 5ps are in a 10 pence coin etc. Your adult will be able to show you! Then if you are feeling super confident have a look at a 50p and a shiny 1 pound coin. Can you discuss the shapes, colours and values of the coins? Good luck!

English

Online- phonics- https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/read-write-inc-phonics-guide/

Once you are on this page, scroll down and select ‘Learning Set 2 Sounds’.

Write up you amazing rainforest animal fact files using JIT.  Instructions for this can be found here. Instructions for JIT WRITE short version

When you login to JIT  you should be able to see an example Sloth Fact File.  Try to add capital letters to start sentences and full stops to end them.  Can you add subheadings for each section?  For example Where do caimans live?  Remember to add question marks! Remember to use the red word bank to help.

Maths

Online- Maths – online- https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

Week 2- Lesson 5, ‘Make arrays’.  Watch the video and download the activity and complete the worksheet.  Don’t worry if you can’t print it off, just draw it in your book or on a piece of paper.

Computing

In Computing we would like you to publish the work that you created about rainforest animals.  The beauty of this is that you can see what your friends have done! Instructions to do this can be found below.

Publish Animal Fact File Instructions

Art

Today we would love for you to have a look at the work of Piet Mondrain (Piet Mondrian Powerpoint )and using whatever resources you can give your best go at producing your version of a piece of art in his style.  He uses bright colours, squares and rectangles ! We have also attached a Mondrian Colouring Sheet if you would rather have some structure to the task.

Mondrian Style Art With Google Drawings | CRESTek.net

Don’t forget to do your spelling test today.  The spellings homework will be uploaded in the usual place and new Mathletics activities will also be set.

Have a fantastic weekend and thanks again for the updates from you all. Stay happy, stay safe.

Mrs Foster

Thursday 30th April

Good morning Year One,

Thank you for the wonderful recipes so many of you have emailed over to me.   Do please keep sending them on!  Maxim, Annie and Isla all sent chocolate cupcake/cake recipes so I think I know what I’ll be baking at the weekend!

Today your Life Skills task is help the grownups at home write a shopping list for your next trip to the supermarket!  Have a good look in the cupboards to see what you’re missing.  I need to put chocolate on mine if I am to bake chocolate cupcakes at the weekend!

Today we would like you to complete the following activities.

English

Online- phonics- https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/read-write-inc-phonics-guide/

Once you are on this page, scroll down and select ‘Learning Set 2 Sounds’.  Remember if these sounds are tricky, go over Set 1 sounds, however if they are easy go onto Set 3 sounds.

Plan your animal fact file.  Think about the facts you have found out about your favourite rainforest animal.   Now write 3 sentences about your animal.  Facts you may want to include could be;

  1. What does your animal eat?
  2. Where does your animal live in the rainforest?
  3. What does your animal look and behave like?

Sentences might start with ‘Jaguars have yellow fur with black rings.  Jaguars live…  Jaguars eat …’.  The sentences you write today will be written up tomorrow in JIT.

Maths

Online- Maths – online- https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

Week 2- Lesson 4, ‘Add equal groups’.  Watch the video and download the activity and complete the worksheet.  Don’t worry if you can’t print it off, just draw it in your book or on a piece of paper.  Additional  Maths activities have been released on Busy Things.

Science:

We would like you to sort animals into two groups; suitable for a pet and not suitable for a pet. Discuss why animals were sorted in a particular way. These can be any animals you like! The worksheet is Y1 science

– Feel free to explore the resources on http://www.rspca-education.org.uk

Challenge:
– Design a leaflet explaining to potential pet owners what their animal will need.
– Can you think of the responsibilities involved with looking after an animal?

 

Have a great day,

Mrs Foster

Wednesday 29th April

Good morning Year One,

I hope you had a good day yesterday, it was a rather wet day, the perfect excuse to stay inside, although I wouldn’t want it to stay that way for long!  Your Life Skill activity is to email me one of your favourite recipes!

Today we would like you to complete the following activities.

English

Online- phonics- https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/read-write-inc-phonics-guide/

Once you are on this page, scroll down and select ‘Learning Set 2 Sounds’.

First login to Busy Things and complete the following activities, ‘Alphabet Song’, ‘Letter Line Up’ and ‘Alphabet Trace’.  Then look at some of the words in the following list.  They are words about the rainforest but have got muddled up!

Can you put them into alphabetical order?

understory, emergent, humid, buds, shoots

Extension; What do each of the words mean? Can you add more words associated with the rainforest?

Maths

Online- Maths – online- https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

Week 2- Lesson 3, ‘Make equal groups’.  Watch the video and download the activity and complete the worksheet.  Don’t worry if you can’t print it off, just draw it in your book or on a piece of paper.

I look forward to seeing what you have been doing!

RE

What is Rosh Hashanah?

Reflect back on bunting. Tell children we are learning about a special festival that Jews celebrate every year. It’s called Rosh Hashanah (Rosh: start, Hashanah: year) which means start of the new year. It is celebrated the same time as we start a new school year, September.

Activity 1

Firstly have a read though the Powerpoint >T2-R-015-Judaism-Rosh-Hashanah-Information-Powerpoint-and-Worksheet about Rosh Hashanah. Once you have read the PowerPoint please complete Worksheet .   Jews say a special prayer before they eat their meal. Could you make up your own prayer  and write it in your book.

Next make a poster of wishes for 2020 What do you want to achieve? Is there anything you want to get better at or do? Children discuss wishes / hopes for the year. In turn they can share their wish and try some apple dipped in honey.
At the end teach the children the phrase “Shanah Tovah” which means “Happy New Year.” Shout it out loud: “Shanah Tovah, Happy New Year!” Play explanation of Rosh Hashanah found at: https://www.youtube.com/watc h?v=L1znjiyEMKc

I look forward to seeing what you have been doing!

 

 

Mrs Foster

Tuesday 28th April

Good morning Year One,

I hope you are well and enjoying the work set on the Amazon Rainforest! Rain is forecast for today, so I’m sure lots of you will be staying indoors but don’t worry as we have some great activities planned for you today!

For your life skills activity today we would like youth tidy your bedroom.  A perfect rainy day activity!

Today we would like you to complete the following activities.

English

Online- phonics- https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/read-write-inc-phonics-guide/

Once you are on this page, scroll down and select ‘Learning Set 2 Sounds’.

Seth the sloth has been writing subheadings for his report about sloths but has got into a muddle with the word order and punctuation marks.

Can you rewrite them for him?

do sloths live where

what do eat sloths

Now write a set of 4 questions about the amazon animal you read about yesterday.  Think about sentences starting with question words for example where, what, when and end each sentence with a question mark.  Extension; can you think of exclamation sentences for each animal, for example ‘Sloths love hanging on branches!’  You will use these sentences when you write up your fact file at the end of the week.

Maths

Online- Maths – online- https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

Week 2- Lesson 2, ‘Count in tens’.  Watch the video and download the activity and complete the worksheet.  Don’t worry if you can’t print it off, just draw it in your book or on a piece of paper.

Humanities

Paddington Bear has written to Year One to tell you all about his adventures in Peru… lucky McNaughton and Donaldson children!Paddington Bear tour of Peru

Read through the information pages, look at all of the pictures closely and when you have finished imagine you are Paddington Bear and write a postcard (maybe to a friend in your class), telling them all about your imaginary visit to Peru!  Either use the postcard template Postcard Template or draw your own.  For example;

Dear Miss Kelly,

I am having a wonderful time in Peru.

First I flew from London to Lima, the

capital city of Peru.  Then I made a

friend who lives in the countryside,

her name was Carolina and she had a

pet llama, would you like one?  In the

rainforest I saw lots of animals.  I loved

the toucans!

See you soon ,

Mrs Foster

Have a great time on your visit to Peru!

Mrs Foster

Monday 27th April

Good morning Year One,

I hope you all had a nice weekend!

Todays life skill task is one to last you a lifetime.  Today we would like you to ask your adult to teach you how to tie your own shoe laces! Please keep practicing and once you have mastered it send us a video!

Today we would like you to complete the following activities.

English

Online- phonics- https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/read-write-inc-phonics-guide/

Once you are on this page, scroll down and select ‘Learning Set 2 Sounds’.Today you will choose one of the following Amazon animals to read about and answer the attached questions.  We would like you to choose one animal, but if you would like to do all three by all means crack on! Equally if when you have finished you would like to find out about a different Amazon animal then please do.

Caiman factfile

Caiman question sheet

Sloth factfile

Sloth question sheet

Jaguar factfile

Jaguar-question-sheet

The facts you will find out today will help you write up your own animal fact file at the end of the week.

Maths

Online- Maths – online- https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

Week 2- Lesson 1 Compare Capacity, watch the video and download the activity and complete the worksheet.  Don’t worry if you can’t print it off, just draw it in your book or on a piece of paper.

Spanish

Watch the following clip and see if you can sing along with the days of the week. You may learn some new words along the way too! Then complete the worksheet below.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/spanish-ks2-a-song-about-days-of-the-week/zvcb47h

Spanish worksheet

 

Have a great day,

Mrs Foster

Friday 24th April

Good morning Year One,

It was so, so, so lovely to see so many of you on our zoom chat with Mr Schumm yesterday! I have enjoyed getting lots of emails from you today with amazing pictures of rainforest pictures as well as photos of you completing the life skills tasks! Today we would like you to help your adults at home dry the plates and put them away.  If you have a dishwasher why not unpack it!

Friday homework has been set this week and will continue to be uploaded weekly.  It can be found in the usual place.  The focus is on the spellings, but feel free to write sentences if you want to.  Mathletics activities have also been set.

Today we would like you to complete the following activities.

English

Online- phonics- https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/read-write-inc-phonics-guide/

Once you are on this page, scroll down and select ‘Learning Set 2 Sounds’.

Online- Today we would like you to write up your sentences about the layers of the rainforest.  To do this use your uso login details to get onto busy things, click on English- then click on Rainforest Layers and then choose a photo or make a picture and write sentences about each part of the rainforest.  Don’t forget to save!  If you have problems with the computer, don’t worry, a handmade poster will be just as good!  Make you remember to add capital letters, full stops and the word ‘and’ to make each sentence longer.

Maths

Online- Maths – online- https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

Week 1- Lesson 5 Measure Capacity and Volume, watch the video and download the activity and complete the worksheet.  Don’t worry if you can’t print it off, just draw it in your book or on a piece of paper.  In addition to this we have uploaded more maths activities on Busy Things, in the maths pin.

Computing

Login to Busy Things and complete the ‘Rainforest Scene’ which is pinned in ‘Computing’.  When you have finished save your work and then when I login to Busy Thing I will be able to see what you have done!

Art

Have look at some animals in the rainforest . Please could you choose your favourite  animals and draw and colour in with pencils, paints, crayons. Whatever you want! Remember to keep the size big , fill the page and most importantly  take your time. We will be sending these on to Mr Schumm!

Thanks and have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Foster

Thursday 23rd April

Good morning Year One,

Firstly well done to those of you who made your bed this morning! Phoenix, Hayes and Maxim sent photos showing such neat and tidy duvets and pillows!  Great work!  Today your life skill task is to help wash up the plates after breakfast.  Make sure you wash them with lots or soap and then rinse, or if you’re lucky enough to have a dishwasher, can you put your spoon and bowl in the dishwasher?

I look forward to seeing you all on for our zoom meeting with Mr Schumm tomorrow!

Today we would like you to complete the following activities.

English

Online- phonics- https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/read-write-inc-phonics-guide/

Once you are on this page, scroll down and select ‘Learning Set 2 Sounds’.

Online- Read the information sheet about rainforests available here us-t-2548660-layers-of-the-rainforest-powerpoint_ver_2 and then draw a picture of the layers of the rainforest, adding the following labels to each part, emergent, canopy, understorey and forest floor.  Can you add your own animals in your picture?  Even better can you make a 3D model of a rainforest using junk modelling? Afterwards write sentence about each part of the rainforest, remember to add capital letters and full stops for each sentence.  If you can use the word ‘and’ in each sentence even better!  We will be writing these up tomorrow!

Maths

Online- Maths – online- https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

Week 1- Lesson 4 Introduce Capacity and Volume, watch the video and download the activity and complete the worksheet.  Don’t worry if you can’t print it off, just draw it in your book or on a piece of paper.

Science

We are starting the topic of animals! My favourite. So today I would like to see if you can identify some common pets. Can you match the picture with the name of the animal? Think about what your favourite household pet is and once you have done the matching activity draw a picture and tell me why its your favourite. I might even have a go at this myself! Attached  > pets

Mrs Foster

Wednesday 22nd April

Good morning Year One,

Thank you for your emails and well done for completing lots of the activities we have set.  To those who haven’t had chance to do them today, don’t worry, just do what you can!  It has been such a lovely sunny day today so I hope you have got outside and enjoyed the sunshine!

As well as completing the activities we will be setting daily life skills tasks.  Today we would like you to make your bed on your own!  Make sure you make it nice and straight and the duvet cover is over the whole bed, fold your pjs neatly and put them under your pillow! Send photos of you doing this over to me!

Today we would like you to complete the following activities.

English

Online- phonics- https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/read-write-inc-phonics-guide/

Once you are on this page, scroll down and select ‘Learning Set 2 Sounds’.

Online- watch this clip about plurals https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hVDIH8NXi8  and then write the following words associated with the rainforest as plurals.

sloth

parrot

toucan

monkey

tree

branch

plant

Can you write sentences using the words with –s or –es?  For example ‘The sloths hang in the trees.’ Extension; Can you add your own –s or –es words? Try to think of words about the rainforest!

Maths

Online- Maths – online- https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

Week 1- Lesson 3 Compare Mass, watch the video and download the activity and complete the worksheet.  Don’t worry if you can’t print it off, just draw it in your book or on a piece of paper.

 

RE

Parents, Explain to the children that Jewish people celebrate lots of festivals through the year and we will keep asking “Why are they having a party?” Just like we are starting our new school year, the Jewish people are celebrating Rosh Hashanah – the start of the Jewish year.

Have a selection of items from a birthday party in a bag e.g. balloons, party poppers, cake, candles, birthday hat, present etc. Show the your child the objects one by one, using time for your child to make connections, discuss and share thinking. If you don’t have these you can always just imagine!

What do these things have in common? Why? Who might be having a party? Why are they having a party?  Let your child choose his or hers favourite toy. Today you are going to have a party for your toy!

Have a selection of party music 

activities for the children to enjoy, like

  • Pass the Parcel. …
  • Duck, Duck, Goose. …
  • The Chocolate. …
  • Pin the Tail on the Donkey. …
  • Sleeping Lions. …
  • Treasure Hunt. …
  • Scavenger Hunt. …
  • Grandmother’s Footsteps

Discuss key questions:

How does your toy feel? Why?
What makes you feel special when it’s your birthday? Why? What parties have you been to? What is your favourite part of a party? Why?
What are special times in a religion called? What religious festivals have you / the school celebrated?  (Easter or Christmas)What were these festivals like? What happened? What story was the festival remembering? (When Jesus was born/died) Why is it important for a religion to have festivals?

Task:

On the triangle of bunting can you write your favourite part of a party. “My favourite part of a party is….. because……” Maybe if everyone who takes part in the party can do one too and you could connect the bunting together give an opportunity to share what is important to each member of the family

Talk about how all religions have special times to celebrate special things that have happened in the past which are important for religions today. Do any of the pupils know the name for these special times in a religion? Festivals. Can the pupils think of any religious festivals that they / the school have celebrated? What were these festivals like? What happened?

Next week you’ll be learning about Jewish festivals. Enjoy! Look forward to seeing some videos and pictures of you party!

 

Thanks and have a great day!

Mrs Foster

Tuesday 21st April

Good morning Year One,

It was lovely emailing so many of your parents yesterday, it really is great to hear from you and it made me realise how much I am missing you all!  It sounds like you have been very busy baking, painting, crafting, walking and dancing over the Easter holiday and spending time with our families which is what it’s all about!  Parents, I know some have experienced problems getting onto the schools website and were unable to access yesterdays activities so we will be sending the activities for tomorrow out via parentmail so look out for the email if the website isn’t working.

Today we would like you to complete the following activities.

English

Online- phonics- https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/read-write-inc-phonics-guide/

Once you are on this page, scroll down and select ‘Learning Set 2 Sounds’.

Offline- read the sentences that Seth the sloth has written about the rainforest.

Can you spot some of the punctuation marks that are missing?  Look out for missing capital letters, full stops and question marks

  1. tropical rainforests are thick leafy jungles
  2. the canopy has lots of tall trees
  3. which part of the rainforest do sloths live in
  4. hummingbirds use their long beaks to feed from orchids

Re-write each sentence in either you book, on a piece of paper or on a whiteboard.  Make sure your letters sit on the line, remember capital letters to start sentences and you re-read them to make sure they make sense.

Maths

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

Week 1- Lesson 2 Measure Mass, watch the video and download the activity and complete the worksheet.  Don’t worry if you can’t print it off, just draw it in your book or on a piece of paper.

Humanities

Our topic this half term is Peru and the Amazon rainforest, however before we locate these places on a map, we would like you to revise the work we have already done on the four countries that make up the UK.  First watch this video https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zdq6t39 then use your myuso login details and go onto Busy Things, click on Humanities and complete ‘UK countries and capitals’, and ‘Map of the UK and Ireland Flags’.

When you have finished use the following search engines to find out where Peru is on a map and which continent is the Amazon Rainforest located.  Extension Draw your own map of Peru!

https://www.coolkidfacts.com/amazon-rainforest-facts/

https://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/rainforest-habitats

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/animals-and-nature/habitats-and-ecosystems/rainforest-layers/

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/

Don’t forget to stay active with the Joe Wicks workout!

We look forward to hearing from you soon,

Mrs Foster

Monday 20th April

Good Morning Year One!

I hope you all had a great Easter holiday and that you didn’t eat all of your chocolates at once!  I have missed seeing you all, but look forward to seeing more photos and videos of what you have been getting up to in the coming weeks.

We have a really exciting topic to get stuck into this half term, The Rainforest which is my favourite! Today please complete the following activities.

English

online-phonics session- set 2 https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/read-write-inc-phonics-guide/

offline- Read the following pages from the book ‘Rainforest’ Rainforest Book 1 Monday 20th April, Rainforest Book 2 Monday 20th April and answer the following questions. These can be written up in your book or on a piece of paper.

  1. What are rainforests?
  2. Where can they be found?
  3. What type of trees are found in the canopy layer?
  4. What is the forest floor like?
  5. Draw a picture of the animals found in the canopy layer, which is your favourite? (I love the sloths!)
  6. Draw a picture of the different plants found in the understorey, which is your favourite?

Extension; Can you find out any more interesting facts out about rainforest?

Maths

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

Week 1- Weight and Mass, watch the video and download the activity and complete the worksheet.  Don’t worry if you can’t print it off, just draw it in your book or on a piece of paper.  Extension– Can you weigh different things around the house? Use words like lightest and heaviest to compare them.

Spanish- Mrs Pereira has set Spanish activities which can be found at https://www.ststephensce.lbhf.sch.uk/teaching-and-learning/curriculum/spanish/  Watch the clip and join in with the song and actions!

Don’t forget to keep active!

Joe Wicks

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/featured

Cosmic yoga

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

I look forward to hearing from you soon and seeing your amazing work!

Mrs Foster

Welcome back to Summer 1!

Dear parents,

Welcome back to the summer term!  I hope you had a restful and safe Easter, albeit a little different this year.  I got outside and tried to make the most out of the spring sunshine.  I’ve also got my mum who lives in Yorkshire on Skype so even though we can’t spend time together, at least we can see each other which has been great!

Both Miss Kelly and I have been busy planning lots of fun activities for the children to get stuck into.  This half term our Humanities topic is Peru and The Amazon Rainforest and our English work is also based on the same topic, which as it happens is one of my favourites!

Will continue to upload work as we were before the Easter holidays and the activities will be a mix of online and offline activities.  We recognise there should be a balance between both and if the sun is shining and you want to get outside for a walk, run or skip then please do so!  The two main differences are phonics and maths lessons which we will explain in more detail below.

Daily phonics sessions will now be linked to the Read Write Inc phonics scheme which we use throughout Early Years and KS1.  The daily taught sessions are available here.  https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/read-write-inc-phonics-guide/

Once you are on this page, scroll down and select ‘Learning Set 2 Sounds’. Here you will find information about the sounds covered in Set 2 (which the majority of children know) and details of the daily Speed Sound live lessons that are available on youtube.  There are also some great ebooks available for the children to read (free when you create an account), along with worksheets relating to the sounds taught.

If you find your child is less confident with the set 2 sounds, feel free to go over set 1 sounds.  If on the other hand they are confident in saying set 2 sounds and reading the ditty, red, green then purple ebooks then go onto set 3 sounds and the orange, blue then purple books.

Please note it is important that each sound is taught in the order set out in the RWI scheme.  Therefore set 1 sounds are to be taught first, followed by set 2 and finally set 3.  This is because each set builds upon the previously taught set and if they are taught in the wrong order, we run the risk of confusing the children.  If you are unsure, please email your class teacher, who will be able to tell you which set your child was working on when we were last in school.

Daily maths activities will now be linked to White Rose scheme we use throughout KS1 and KS2.  The daily video, activities and answers are available here and we will direct you to the lessons each day.

All other subjects including English, Humanities, Art and R.E. will continue to be a mix of online and offline activities.  We hope you and the children enjoy them.

In Mr Schumm’s recent ParentMail he asked for parents to email class teachers today, so we can check in with you which I warmly welcome, so please email me on s.foster@ststephensce.lbhf.sch.uk .   It will be great to connect with you all!  We are here to help and love getting updates from the children.

Thank you for your continued support,

Mrs Foster

 

Easter Break

Dear parents and carers,

Firstly I want to say a great big thank you for all the hard work and effort you have put into home schooling over the last couple of weeks. I can imagine that during these uncertain times it can be tricky getting into school mode and trying to keep things as ‘normal’ as possible in the current climate.

I truly mean it when I say it has been wonderful receiving emails with pictures of the children’s work, videos of dances they have made up, photos of them baking and making incredible things with junk modelling aka raiding the recycling bin! Today I have enjoying reading lots of poems on JIT that the children have already completed! It just shows how resourceful and resilient they and you are, so please make sure you and the children give yourselves a well earned pat on the back!

As Mr Schumm said in his email to you last week, daily activities will not be set over the next two weeks, which would have been the Easter holidays, however below is a list of websites and activities you can access during the break. These are by no means compulsory, just suggestions. We will start uploading daily activities again after the holiday.

https://www.storylineonline.net

https://www.topmarks.co.uk

https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/easter-crafts

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page?view=image&query=&type=book&age_group=&level=oxford+level+3&level_select=oxford+level+3&book_type=&series=#

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z3g4d2p

https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/index.html

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

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z9qtfg8

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/category/discover/animals/

Here are some Easter themed word searches, dot-to-dots, colouring in sheets.
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We have also added more Easter themed activities on Busy Things for the children to work on at their leisure.

Please do keep sending emails with little updates on what you have been getting up to.

Have a restful and safe Easter, it certainty will be one to remember.

Take care,

Mrs Foster

Friday 3rd April

Good Morning Year One,

Well done Year One McNaughton, for all of the incredible work you have done over the last 2 weeks. I have been very impressed with what you have done and look forward to uploading more activities after the Easter holidays.  I hope the Easter bunny comes and you get to enjoy some yummy chocolate treats, you certainly deserve it!
Mrs Foster

Parents, a list with suggested activities/websites for you to use over the Easter holidays will be uploaded later on today.

Today we will be doing some English, Maths and Humanities.

English- online activity.  Today we would like you to write up your poems using JIT.  Parents, we haven’t set any activities on using JIT yet but the children have in class so they should, fingers crossed be able to help!  Please find attached instructions on how to do this  . (Apologies, I am unable to upload the PDF I spent ages making, bare with me!)

If these photos are to small, please let me know and I will email the pdf over to you.  Please don’t worry if you can’t get onto JIT, if you type up into word and add your own images and email them over to your class teacher that will be ok.

Maths- online activity– work through each of the activities by sorting the 2D and 3d shapes according to their properties.  http://resources.hwb.wales.gov.uk/VTC/castle_shapes/eng/Introduction/default.htm

Humanities- offline activity-have a look at the powerpoint attached here t-tp-7054-ks1-the-countryside-code-powerpoint_ver_3. It talks about some rules for when we are in the countryside. Please could you make a poster about what we can do to protect the environment!

Finally I would like to point you toward a web page on the site called ‘Celebrating Easter at Home’  It has a few points about how we can celebrate Easter at home – especially as churches are closed at the moment as well. There are also some reflective and fun activities you could engage in at home.

Mrs Foster

Thursday 2nd April

Good Morning Year One,

Thank you for your brilliant spring poem plans, the adjectives you have used are amazing!

Today we are going to be doing some work in English, Maths and Humanities.

English- offline activity, write up your spring poems using the write frames attached Thursday writing frame. An example of one I did earlier can be found here Thursday English writing up poem. If you would like to write​ your own writing frame then do so. Make sure you remember to sit your letters on the line, check spellings using the red word bank (uploaded last week) and add punctuation marks were necessary. Extension-write a poem of each sign of spring.

Online- Busy Things- phonics practise- ‘All of L and S Phase 2 Flashcards- recall, ‘All of Phase 3 Flashcards- recall’, ‘Magic Sounds’.

Maths- offline activity, go on a 3D shape hunt around your home. Can you find any cylinders, cones, cubes or spheres? Draw a picture of the shapes you find and add labels. How many faces, edges and vertices does each object have?

Spanish- online- Busy Things- ‘Pets recall’, followed by ‘Pets 1’, label the animals in Spanish.

As many of you no doubt have seen, the NHS are asking children to send pictures in to decorate the walls of the Nightingale Hospital. Please ensure pictures are A4 and emails ‘Rainbows for Nightingale’ to the following email address rainbowsfornightingale@nhs.hotmail.com

Under the heading Mental Health Matters on the main page of the school website you will find information with a list of websites that might support you and your family.

Have a great day, hopefully wearing your Easter bonnets!

Mrs Foster

Wednesday 1st April

Good Morning Year One,

I hope you are all well, it was great to see lots of your pictures with signs of spring!
Today we are going to be doing some work in English, Maths and Art.

English
Offline activity- begin to plan a spring poem. Details of which can be found here Wednesday English Task Plan Poem.

Online activity– login to Busy Things – select English- ‘Read and Feed’ and read the word and click the object the monster is asking for. Also select –Buried Treasure’ read the word, is it real or nonsense?

Maths
login to Busy Things- Maths- select ‘3D shape recall’ then complete ‘Name the shapes 3D’.

R.E.
This Sunday is Palm Sunday. Watch this presentation to find out more about this special day.Palm Sunday

Now you can colour in this picture or draw your own. What did you learn about the story? Could you write a sentence to go with it?

palm sunday

Art
Create some Easter decorations. You may have your own ideas for how to decorate the house, however here is a suggestion:
Make eggs out of card/paper to hang up around the house, perhaps from plants.

Draw a large egg shape first. Then decorate the egg with an Easter scene. This could be the Last Supper, the cross or beautiful Palm leaves.

Some ideas can be found here:
https://www.womansday.com/home/crafts-projects/g2876/easter-crafts-for-kids/?slide=11 Offline and active activity.

Something fun!

Have a go at making bubble snakes! What a fun and cheeky way to enjoy break time on a day like this! We look forward to seeing how you get on.

snakes/”>https://onelittleproject.com/bubble-snakes/

Have a great day 🙂

From Mrs Foster

Tuesday 31st March

Good Morning Year One,

Today we are going to be doing some work in English, Maths and Music.

English – offline draw pictures of the signs of spring these may include flowers found at this time of year, animals that are born at this time of year and the celebrations that are held at this time of year.  Take a look at this clip to give you some ideas.  https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/science-ks1-ks2-seasonal-changes-behaviour-animals-growth-cycle-plants/zfynvk7

Later on in the week we will use these to write our own spring poems!

Online- login to Busy Things-  English- select ‘The Alphabet Recall’, once you have done that select ‘Ordering- Letter of the Alphabet’.  There is another reading activity called ‘Feed The Monster’ you can do.

Maths – offline- draw a picture using different 2D shapes.  Can you use  pentagons, hexagons and octagons?

Music – login to Busy Things- Music- select ‘Musical Garden’  touch around the garden and build different layers of sound.

P.S. Don’t forget to get decorating your Easter Bonnets!

Have a great day,

Mrs Foster

Monday 30th March

Monday 30th March 2020

Good Morning Year One,

I hope you all had a nice weekend, albeit a little strange not being able to see family and friends.  Thank you for the photos you have sent over to me, it looks like a lot of you have been very busy!  I spent the weekend baking and doing a little bit of gardening but it was a bit chilly!

Parents, some have asked if all of the activities need to be completed and I just want to reassure you that the activities we set each day are just suggestions and are in no way compulsory.  Each day there are a mixture of online and offline for you to choose from.  Please note, homework has not been set this week, however Mathletics has been updated.

Today we are going to be doing some work in English, Maths and Science.

English – read ‘Hello to Spring’ which is attached here roi-l-53869-hello-to-spring-poem-and-activity-sheet_ver_1 and recite it to your family.  Can you add actions to it?  Then draw a picture showing your ‘vision’ of the poem.  For example, I like this part ‘Bees flying from flower to flower’ so would draw a picture of a bee buzzing around lots of flowers.  Don’t worry if you can’t print the sheet off, just draw a picture in either your purple book or a piece of paper.   

Maths – login to Busy Things- Maths- select  ‘2D shape recall’ then complete ‘Name the shapes 2D’.  Mathletics has also been updated.

Science – watch this clip https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zcn9j6f and draw a picture showing what plants need to grow.   If you have any seeds at home, why not plant some as suggested in the ‘classroom ideas’ section.  Those children that were at school w/c 16th March can you draw a picture of your cress seeds?

Mrs Foster

Friday 27th March

Good Morning,

Despite it feeling a bit strange not seeing you at school this week I have been impressed with all of the work you have done. It has been wonderful to see the pictures and videos that so many of you have emailed over to me!

Today we are going to be doing some English, Maths and R.E. activities.

The R.E. activity has been pinned in your Busy Things Profile. There is a great video about Easter on Espresso Faiths you can watch before you complete the Busy Things work. Espresso Faiths can be found on the same profile page as Busy Things. Once you select Espresso Faiths, click on module guide, then Christianity, then videos, then Easter. Watch this before you complete the Busy Things activity.

Maths- in ‘Busy Things’ select ‘Splash dash addition and subtraction’ and fill in the missing numbers. Select ‘Miner Birds; addition and subtraction’ and complete the questions.

English – offline activities. Complete a spelling test for the spellings set as homework 20/03/2020. Afterwards please write your alternative version of The Billy Goats Gruff. Remember to use capital letters and full stops, spaces between words and check the spelling of red words using the link here.  red word mat updated.   Can you also add question marks and exclamation marks in your writing? When you have finished, why not design a book cover for your story. Can you read your story to a member of your family?

Now have a great weekend!

Mrs Foster

Thursday 26th March

Good Morning,

Day 4 of activities at home!

Today we are going to be doing some English, Maths and Spanish activities. The Maths and Spanish activities have been pinned in your Busy Things Profile.

Maths- select ‘Action Time’, watch carefully and count the actions.

Spanish- watch ‘Numbers 1-10 recall’ then complete the number 1-10 labelling activity.

English – offline activity. Plan your own version of the story ‘The Billy Goats Gruff’. Instead of goats, choose a different animal, maybe pigs or cows? Draw pictures and label the characters, the setting and plan what will happen in the beginning, middle and end of your version of the story. Don’t write the final version just yet as that will be the activity tomorrow!

 

Mrs Cookson has also suggested some great Art/DT projects at home.

Spring flowers
http://mrstsfirstgradeclass-jill.blogspot.com/2012/05/picasso-flowers.html

Papier mache balloon
https://www.firstpalette.com/craft/hot-air-balloon.html

Mrs Foster

 

Wednesday 25th March

Good Morning,

I hope you are well!

Day 3 of fun activities at home!

Today we are going to be doing some English/Art, Maths and Computing activities. The Computing activities have been pinned in your Busy Things Profile. This can be accessed using your uso login that was sent home/emailed to you last week. The login page is https://my.uso.im , once you are logged in please select Busy Things and you will see the activities shown below at the top of your Busy Things profile page.

Computing- select ‘Helicopter Rescue’ and fly the helicopter to rescue to cows!

English – offline activity. Today we would like you to create your own Three Billy Goats Gruff puppet show. To do this you will need to make puppets, you can draw them yourself or print off the templates which can be found on this link T-T-527-The-Three-Billy-Goats-Gruff-Stick-Puppets_ver_1. After that why not create the setting/puppet theatre using junk modelling? Any bits of recycling would work well! When you have finished creating the puppets and setting, act out the story. I’d love to see your performances so if your adult can film you and email it to me that would be great!

Maths – offline activity. Play The Three Billy Goats Gruff Board Game that can be found here 3 Billy Goats Gruff board game. If you can’t print it off why not make your own version with addition and subtractions to 20?

Thank you to those who have sent emails and pictures of what you have been getting up to, its great to see how you are all getting on!

Don’t forget to watch Mr Schumm’s retelling of Charlie and The Chocolate Factory!

Mrs Foster

Tuesday 24th March

Good Morning Year One,

Day 2 of fun activities at home!

Today we are going to be doing some English, Maths and Humanities activities. The English and Maths activities have been pinned in your Busy Things Profile. This can be accessed using your uso login that was sent home/emailed to you last week. The login page is https://my.uso.im , once you are logged in please select Busy Things and you will see the activities shown below at the top of your Busy Things profile page.

English – select ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff What’s Next’ watch the clip and touch what happens next. Extension Draw a picture of your favourite part of the story, why do you like it? Select ‘Sound Bites’ and match the blended sounds to the words.

Maths – select ‘Rollercoster, more or less’ and find the number which is more or less than a given number. Extension Write 1 more and 1 less for 10 numbers to 100. Can you write word problems involving finding 1 more and 1 less? For example Tom has 24 apples, Jan has 1 more than Tom. How many apples does Jan have?

Humanities – offline activity. Make a map of your local area. How does it compare to the countryside? Can you add a key?

Please do send photos over to me of what you are getting up to and have a good day, it’s nice that the sun is shining.

Mrs Foster

Monday 23rd March 2020

Monday 23rd March 2020

Good Morning Year One,

I hope you are well and are ready for some fun activities at home!

Today will feel a little strange not being in class, seeing your friends and teachers however below are lots of things to keep you busy. I would love to hear from you so if you have any photos you would like to email me please do!

Parents and carers please note we do not expect you to teach full lessons, the activities are gentle suggestions. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me on s.foster@ststephensce.lbhf.sch.uk

Today we are going to be doing some work in English, Maths and Science. These activities have been pinned in your Busy Things Profile. This can be accessed using your uso login that was sent home/emailed to you last week. The login page is https://my.uso.im , once you are logged in please select Busy Things and you will see the activities shown below at the top of your Busy Things profile page, which looks like this…

English – watch ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff Movie’ and then select ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff Sequencing’ and order the story.

Maths – select ‘Rollercoaster Ordering’ and put the numbers in the correct order.

Science – select ‘Parts of a Flower’ and label the parts of the flower! Extension- Look outside, what flowers and plants can you see? Draw them in your purple book or on a piece of paper. I would love to see what you have done so why not ask an adult to email a photo of your finished work?

Don’t forget that staying active is really important and to help us keep fit Joe Wicks is doing daily P.E lessons live at 9am. Check out this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rz0go1pTda8

Here is a link to free yoga sessions for children, which are really good. Check out this link https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Harold the Giraffe, from Coram Life Education, who the children will know from The Life Bus have a great website with ideas for children (and adults) on how to plan their day. Harold will also be uploading My Daily Diary videos for the children, details of which can be found here. https://www.coramlifeeducation.org.uk/harolds-daily-diary

Parents and carers- here is a really lovely story to help explain to young children what the coronvirus is and why we are taking the action we are. Check out Dave the Dog is worried coronavirus. 

I look forward to hearing from you soon and will update the website tomorrow morning,

Take care

Mrs Foster

Friday 20th March

Dear parents and carers,

Firstly thank you so much for your continued support over the last few days. I have been so impressed with how well the children have adapted with the changes that have taken place throughout the week. In times of such uncertainty it’s been a joy to see the children coming into school wide eyed and bushy tailed, enthusiastic to learn all in the midst of a global pandemic. Being around the children really does keep you going and I will miss them and parents in the coming weeks. We will however remain in virtual contact as I will update our class page on the website with suggested online and project based activities on a daily basis.

In the meantime the children have performed a little something for those who aren’t with us today and of course for the parents as well! Please do take a look https://youtu.be/Urd1948fmZQ

Today homework and Mathletics has been set as usual.

Take care, stay safe and keep in touch,

Mrs Foster

Friday 13th March

Dear parents and carers,

In English this week, we have been hot seating the characters from the story ‘The Enormous Carrot’ which we innovated from last week’s story. We then practised writing questions and exclamations using the correct punctuation.

In Maths we have been learning to count in 2s,5s and 10’s. We have used pairs of socks, the fingers on our hands and even ended up grouping frogs and straws!

In RE, we have learnt about the true meaning of the word ‘grace’ and learnt and sang the song ‘Amazing Grace’. We then had a circle time to talk about some times in our life we may have shown grace and talked through potential scenerious of when we may have to use it. God teaches us to give people a second chance and we thought that was a really good way to be.

Thanks and have a great weekend,
Mrs Foster

Friday 28th February

Dear parents,

Welcome back! It’s been another busy week in Year 1. Rehearsals for our assembly on Thursday 19th March have begun and I have been very impressed with how much most of the children have learnt over half term. There are a few who are a little unsure of their lines still so please practise over the weekend! Please send costumes into school by Monday 9th March.

In English this week, we have started our new topic based on the traditional tale of ‘The Enormous Turnip’. First we acted out the story in small groups, using repeating story language. Then we answered reading comprehension questions based on the story. On Thursday we did a stand-alone lesson on using capital letters for proper nouns,which include names of people, places and days of the week. After Arts Week we will be writing our own versions of the story.
This week was our first week of our new maths groups which meant some of us were taught by myself and others taught by Miss Kelly. We have been learning to compare and order 2-digit numbers, for example 34 is greater than 25. Mrs Foster’s group even had a go at tackling tricky problems such as 5 + 3 > 4 + ?. We discovered that we can make these sums easier to solve if we break each part down. After Arts Week we will be learning to count in 2s and 5s.

Next week the whole school will take part in Arts Week. This year the painting we will be focussing on is The Tree of Life by Gustav Klimt. We will also be participating in lots of creative workshops. Don’t forget book character costumes on Thursday for our book character parade.
Thanks and have a great weekend,
Mrs Foster

Friday 14th February

Dear parents and carers,

We’ve made it to the holidays and what a great half term it has been! With much excitement our class assembly script all about toys has been sent home this week, please practise over the half term holiday in preparation for rehearsals after half term.

In English this week we wrote lost toy stories based on Dogger. I was particularly impressed with the use of story language and the sheer amount lots of the children wrote. We have some very good story tellers on our hands! Next half term we will be reading The Enormous Turnip.

In Maths we have been working on place value and partitioning numbers to 50, for example 45 has 4 tens and 5 ones. We have also revised the spelling of numbers to 20 and some of us have also been spelling numbers to 50! As of next half term children from both Year 1 classes will be grouped for maths lessons. This whole school approach is used throughout Year 2 and KS2 maths lessons. It is beneficial as independent learners are taught by one teacher whilst less independent learners are taught by the other teacher and benefit from the support of both teaching assistants.

In Science we carried on with our topic of materials but this time the children had to investigate and question why certain objects are made with certain materials. We decided it would be very silly to have footballs made out of cardboard or tables made from cotton wool! The children then got to make their very own umbrellas (albeit for a small teddy). They had to think about what materials help make umbrellas waterproof and what shape the materials needed to be.

I hope you all have a restful half term and look forward to seeing you the week after next. Next half term we will be comparing the countryside to the city, so if you happen to find yourselves in the countryside please email photos over to me at s.foster@ststephensce.lbhf.sch.uk

Mrs Foster

 

Friday 7th Febuary

Dear parents and carers,

The homework for this week is available here.

In English this week we have read Dogger by Shirley Hughes. We used pictures from the book to help us retell the story in small groups. We also answered comprehension questions about the story. Next week we will be writing a story about a lost toy.

In Maths we have been learning to use inverse calculations involving addition and subtraction, for example 5 + 2 = 7 so 7-2=5. We have also been learning to use these number facts to help find missing numbers such as 5 + ? = 7. To finish the unit we completed an addition and subtraction assessment which we all did very well in! Next week we will be learning to find the place value of numbers to 50.

In Humanities, we have been looking at the materials used to make toys over the years. We have identified the materials used to make old toys and new toys which has linked in really well with our science lessons on materials. We also thought about the vocabulary associated with different types of toys.

In Art we have been looking at the style of the Artist Eric Carle. We have been creating our very own ‘landscapes’ and ensuring we have a background and a foreground. We have worked really hard to keep in the style of ‘The very hungry caterpillar’. We are finishing the final piece today so be sure to pop in and have a look.

Year One children thoroughly enjoyed participating in Coding Day this week. For our unplugged activity we were set the challenge of making our own instructions (also known as algorithms to those in the know), for the popular rhyme head, shoulders, knees and toes. For our laptop based activity we logged into ‘Busy Things’ and programmed Mr Beard to move around and dancefloor and have a dance!

Next Thursday it is DT Day and this terms challenge is to explore and investigate the engineering of bridges. The children are not required to bring any materials in for this activity.

Thanks and have a great weekend,

Mrs Foster

Friday 31st January

Dear parents and carers,
Many thanks for the punctual start to mornings this week, it really helps to get all of the children ready for the school day and we appreciate your continued support. Also thanks for sending P.E. kits in on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

In English this week we have been learning to add the suffix –er to root words to change their meaning, for example ‘Old becomes older and soft becomes softer’. Then we worked in partners to use these words in sentences to describe different toys, carefully checking the sentences make sense, using capital letters and full stops in the correct places. This stood us in good stead when writing non-fiction pages about toys. Next week we will start our new unit of work based on the classic ‘Dogger’ by Shirley Hughes.

In Maths we have been learning to subtract one-digit numbers from numbers to 20 for example 17 – 6 = . First of all we used practical apparatus to record subtraction sentences and then went onto use number lines. Next week, we will be using our addition and subtraction knowledge to find missing numbers, such as 12 – ? = 10.

In Humanities we have been learning about toys from different eras. We were fascinated to find out that Mr Potato Head was invented in the 1950’s. We then discovered that Sindy was all the rage in the 1960’s, followed by Star Wars figures in the 1970’s. Next we were transported to the 1980’s when Nintendo and My Little Pony were major hits, finally followed by Trolls and Pogs in the 1990’s! A whistle stopped tour, I’m sure you’ll agree! Next week we will be learning to use vocabulary associated with old and new toys.

On Thursday it is Movie Night, please collect your child from the classroom for pick up.

Thanks and have a great weekend,

Mrs Foster

Friday 24th January

Happy Friday !
Dear parents and carers,

Notices
• We have had a number of cases of missing and lost PE kits. Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school on a Tuesday and a Thursday and that all parts have names clearly written on them.
• A number of children have been arriving late in the morning. If you happen to be late and see the blind is down please take your child to the school office to be marked in by Miss Annora.

In English this week we have started our new unit based on information texts about toys. We read a non-fiction booklet about different toys including teddies, construction toys and dolls and answered reading comprehension questions about the text, making sure we pointed to where the information could be found for each question. We were also learning to add the suffixes –er to words to make new words for example ‘new’ becomes ‘newer’. Next week, we will be writing our own non-fiction pages about toys.

In Maths this week we have been learning to make and learn the number bonds to 20. We have used numicon, part whole models and the trusty tens frame to help us have a deeper understanding. We have been recording the number sentences in our book and we are now moving on to inverse. For example; 2+18=20, 20=18+2 ,20-2=18, 20-18=2.

In R.E., we have continued with our topic of creation and worked in partners to write questions we might like to ask God about the creation. The children came up with some great ideas including ‘Why did you make animals?’ and ‘How did you make the trees?’.

In Humanities, we have been learning about Toys and how they have changed over time. Much to the children’s delight, myself and Miss Karen showed them some of our own toys. Some found the sight of my much loved Troll from the early 1990’s a bit scary but after I explained they were all the rage when I was young, opinions slightly changed.

In Computing we have been focusing on ‘E-safety’ and we found out about a penguin called Smartie who was finding himself in some tricky situations online. The children answered associated questions throughout the story to help Smartie make the best decisions whilst on the internet. We enjoyed learning a simple safety message in the form of a song, which will be repeated on several occasions while we use the computers. It goes a bit like this :

Before you tap and click, you have to stop and think click and tell someone.

If you want to help your child feel safer online feel free to use this link below.
https://www.childnet.com/resources/smartie-the-penguin

Have a great weekend,
Mrs Foster

Friday 17th January

Happy Friday everyone! Week two of 2020 and what a rainy one it has been. We’ve had a great week and the children are excited to relax this weekend!

To start our week, we were lucky enough to visit the toy museum at Fulham Palace. It was such a great start to the week and the children really enjoyed comparing all of the toys throughout the ages, making their own and a visit to the park!

In English, we have been working on the features of the text ‘We all went on safari’. We have unpicked the text and from this innovated it and created our very own story. Our challenge was to make sure we remembered to use capital letters for those nouns!

In our Maths lessons, we have continued counting on from different numbers and have used tens frames and part whole models to show different ways of making a number. Towards the end of the week we moved on to problem solving to help deepen our learning.

During our RE lesson, we have been learning about Gods wonderful world. We discussed the positives and negatives of human behaviour and from this discussed how WE can make a difference in looking after this beautiful world we live in.

In Art, we have been looking at landscapes! We learnt how to start with a background and then slowly build up to what is straight in front of us. We decided it would be a great idea to link in with our English theme of Safari and create a very own Tanzanian Safari landscape. We created a merge of colours for the Tanzanian sky, charcoal for the trees and birds then we carefully cut out a silhouette of an animal of our choice. We thought carefully about where we would place these and all of us were happy with our final outcome.

In Spanish, we have been learning the days of the week and putting them in the correct order.

We finished off the week with Music, Gymnastics and a visit to the life bus where we learnt about how to look after our bodies!

Please find homework on Donaldsons page

Thanks for a great week and to all of our helpers on the trip!

 

Mrs Foster

Friday 10th January

Happy Friday everyone! Week one of 2020 is complete!

In English, we eased ourselves back in by working on a variety of SpaG lessons, comprehensions and handwriting. We started a new story called ‘We all went on Safari’ a counting journey through Tanzania by Laurie Krebs.

We also reminded ourselves how much we have learnt this year so far. Some of us were really shocked how much we have grown and it was lovely to see the children so proud of their journey in Year One so far!

In our Maths lessons, we have been counting on from 10. We used a tens frame doing this, we then moved on to problem solving which was tricky but we used our positive mind-set and teamwork.

During our RE lesson, we looked at the Creation Story. We learnt that Christians believe that God created the world in seven days, on the seventh day he rested.

In Art, we learnt about a famous artist called Vincent Van Gogh. We looked at his style of Art and a popular piece called ‘Starry Night’. We decided it would be great to have a go at our own versions. It took us such a long time which made us think deeply into how much time and effort Van Gogh put into his work.

In Humanities, we have started to look at toys from the past and present and decided we loved the toys made during 1990-2020.

We finished off the week with Music, Gymnastics and a visit to the library!

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Have a lovely weekend,
Mrs Foster

Friday 20th December

Dear parents and carers,
Merry Christmas everyone! We have made it and what a great Autumn Term we have had.  The time has flown by and I’m pleased to say that the children are well and truly settled into life in Year 1 and I am really looking forward to lots of exciting topics in the New Year.

Thank you so very much for the voucher and gifts, it was very kind of you all.  I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and wish you all the best for 2020.There is no homework for over the Christmas holidays which I’m sure will be a welcomed relief for many! Please do keep reading individual books and go on live Mathletics if you wish.  See you on Tuesday 7th January.

Mrs Foster

Friday 13th December

Dear parents and carers,

The homework for this week is available here. This is the last homework of 2019 as it will not be set over the Christmas holiday which I’m sure the children (and parents) will be delighted about! Reading books will continue to be changed next week on Monday and Thursday as usual.

It’s been a very busy week in Year One! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves on stage dressed as wonderful stars for the KS1 Nativity. The children were amazing and I was blown away by their incredible singing and wonderful dancing with excellent wiggling!

In English we have been learning to add the -un prefix to words to change the meaning, for example happy becomes unhappy. In Maths we have been learning to represent numbers to 20 in different ways including drawing pictures, recording on a tens or twenties frame or on a part whole model. Some of us even went onto partition numbers into tens and ones.

In RE we have been identifying who King Herod was and comparing his characteristics with The Grinch. This lead nicely into our DT Day nativity scene boxes which we started a little earlier than other classes. First we planned our design with the materials available in mind. Then we decorated the background and floor, followed by creating the stable! We loved every minute of it!

Next week the festivities continue with the KS1 Christmas Party on Tuesday afternoon and the Christmas Church Service on Friday.

Thanks and have a great weekend,

Mrs Foster

Friday 6th December

Dear parents and carers,

The homework for this week is available here.  Please note, the sentence writing part of the homework is optional this week as DT homework has been set.  Please design your nativity scenes in preparation for DT Day next week (which is available here and can be found in book bags).  Year One will be starting DT Day on Tuesday 10th December so please send shoe boxes and materials in by Tuesday morning.

The Nativity is on Wednesday 11th December so please keep practising the songs over the weekend!   Many thanks to those who have sent costumes in already, please keep sending them in.  Our class need white tops, white leggings (with white tights underneath if preferred) and gold tinsel.

In English this week, we have been using the –s and –es suffixes for plurals and the –un prefix to change the meaning of words, for example kind becomes unkind.  Next week we will be writing ‘Beware of the Big Bad Wolf!’ posters.

In Maths this week, we have been learning to name and identify 3D shapes including spheres, cubes, cuboids, cylinders, square based pyramids.  We went onto identify the 2D  shapes found on 3D shapes, for example 1 square and 4 triangles can be found on a square-based pyramid.  We also sorted shapes according to their properties.  Next week we will be revising Place Value which will involve making and representing numbers to 20 and beyond.

In Humanities we have been learning about how cars have changed over time.  We looked at a photo of the first car and were surprised to notice that it had no roof and had three wheels instead of four!  We then found out about how cars used to be made by hand until Henry Ford developed factories to mass produce cars on a grand scale, making them cheaper to make and buy.  Next week, we will be learning about space travel!

Thanks and have a great weekend,
Mrs Foster

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