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Thursday 26th March

Bonjour!

How are you all doing Year 1? I am missing you all and I am missing our classroom 🙁
Being at home is just not the same. That being said,  let’s start the day by getting active…

PE

I’ve seen that lots of you have already been joining in with Joe Wicks live PE sessions. If you haven’t yet, today would be the perfect time to give one a try as Thursday is our PE day.

The lesson starts at 9:00AM on the YouTube channel: Joe Wicks The Body Coach.
Just follow the link below to find it.
https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/featured

Each lesson can also be viewed after the live broadcast on his channel.

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Let’s have a look at what else in store for today! As before, if there is anything you don’t understand or if you have any questions, please leave a comment and I will help you out.

Please remember to read for at least 15 minutes!

Maths

Follow the link to Sumdog and login using your details – https://pages.sumdog.com/
Today, we are going revisit the addition and subtraction you have been working on over the last two days. Make sure you look carefully to check whether each question is an add (+) or a take away (-).

Can you find the missing numbers from these number sentences?
Write these in your purple book. Don’t forget to use your square guide.

Missing number addition:

Missing number subtraction:

Phonics

Follow this link to Phonics Play and login using
username: march2020     password: home
https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/

Click on resources, then choose to play Flashcard Speedtrial!

Mrs Lettherd’s group – choose the Phase 2 & 3 option.
Mrs Snowden’s group – choose the Phase 3 & 5A option.

See if you can beat your score from Monday! Let me know in the comments! 🙂
Of course, feel free to play any of the other games too!

English

If you didn’t manage to read the poem ‘Cats Sleep Anywhere’ that I posted on the blog on Monday, why not have a look? Today, we are going to be doing a spelling activity based around our kitty friends.

We are going to add the suffix…

‘est’

… to root words to change them.
For example: clean > cleanest

Have a go at adding ‘est’ to these words in your purple books:

tall

fast

long

small

short

strong

Use the words you have created in your own sentences.
You can use the pictures to help you and also have some fun naming the cats!
For example: Bella is the smallest cat.

Remember To:
Use your line guide.
Use a capital letter at the start and full stop at the end
Use a capital letter for names
Use your neatest handwriting (special cursive letters if you can!)
Use finger spaces

Join some of your ideas with the word ‘and’.
For example: Ziggy is the strongest cat and the tallest cat.

I’d love for you to write some of your sentences on the blog so I can see them.

Geography

Have a think about what you found out yesterday when you researched the weather in different places around the world. Which places are hot? Which places are cold?

I would like you to imagine that you are going on two trips.
One trip to Antarctica and one trip to Australia.
What would you need to pack in your suitcase for each trip?

In your purple book, draw and label…

  • 4 things you would pack in your suitcase on a trip to Antarctica.
  • 4 things you would pack in your suitcase on a trip to Australia.

Here are some ideas to get you started.

Keep working hard Year 1.

Mrs Snowden 🙂

Wednesday 25th March

Welcome back again Year 1.

You are nearly halfway through your first week of virtual learning. Well done everyone!
How are you getting on so far? Hopefully you’re ready for some more as we have lots to learn again today!

If there is anything you don’t understand or if you have any questions, please leave a comment and I will help you out.

Please remember to read for at least 15 minutes!

Maths

Follow the link to Sumdog and login using your details – https://pages.sumdog.com/
Today, we are going to be practising our subtraction skills.


If we know how to halve 8, 6, 4 and 2 , we should also be able to…
Halve 80.
Halve 60.
Halve 40.
Halve 20.
Write the answers in your purple book.
Can you write a sentence explaining how you know?

Phonics

Follow this link to Phonics Play and login using
username: march2020     password: home
https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/

Click on resources, then choose to play Dragon’s Den.
You must read each word using your phonics skills and decide whether it is a real word (green dragon) or a nonsense word (red dragon).

Mrs Lettherd’s group – choose the Phase 3 option and click ‘revise all’.
Mrs Snowden’s group – choose the Phase 4 option and click ‘revise all’.

Let me know how you did in the comments! 🙂
Of course, feel free to play any of the other games too!

English

Handwriting: Please practise these cursive letters in your purple book.
You only need to do one line of each (unless you want to do more!)
If you are a Year 1 person that does not use cursive, just practise your normal printed letters to make Mrs Snowden smile 🙂

Remember To:
Use your line guide
Start with your pencil on the line
Make sure all three letters are the same height

Spelling: In your purple book, practise spelling each of these ‘brick-wall’ key-words.

Then, use each word in a sentence. For example: I like to drink cups of tea.
I would love for you to post some of your sentences on the blog so I can read them.

Remember To:
Use your line guide.
Use a capital letter at the start and full stop at the end
Use your neatest handwriting (special cursive letters if you can!)
Use finger spaces


Write a sentence that has got two (or three!) of the words in.

Geography

Let’s revisit our learning from the last two days.
How many different kinds of weather can you name? What are the four seasons?

Time for a little research now, Year 1.
We are going to find out what the weather is like in some other parts of the world.

Use a search engine such as https://www.google.com
Search the following places/countries:

  • Antarctica
  • Brazil
  • Australia
  • Greenland

What types of weather do they have?
Is it hot or cold there?
Leave a comment on the blog to let me know what you find out!
If you want, you could also write it in your purple book.

Your research from today will help you with tomorrow’s activity.

Don’t forget to keep leaving comments!
I love hearing about what you’ve been up to.

Mrs Snowden 🙂

Tuesday 24.03.20

Hello again Year 1!

Here is a quick summary of the activities for today.

  • maths activity on Sumdog – addition.
  • A phonics activity on Phonics Play – blending practice.
  • An English activity – handwriting and spelling
  • geography activity –  learning about weather and seasons

Please remember to read for at least 15 minutes too.

If there is anything you don’t understand or if you have any questions, please leave a comment and I will help you out.

Maths

Follow the link to Sumdog and login using your details.
Today, we are going to be practising our addition skills.
The doubling facts you know may help you with some questions!


If we know how to double 1, 2, 3 and 4, we should also be able to…
Double 10.    Double 20.    Double 30.    Double 40.
Write the answers in your purple book.
Can you write a sentence explaining how you know?

Phonics

Follow this link to Phonics Play and login using
username: march20     password: home

Click on resources. Today we are going to play Buried Treasure.
You must read each word using your phonics skills and decide whether it is a real word (treasure) or a nonsense word (rubbish).
Of course, feel free to play any of the other games too!

Mrs Lettherd’s group – choose the Phase 2 option and click ‘revise all’.
Mrs Snowden’s group – choose the Phase 3 option and click ‘revise all’.

English

Handwriting: Please practise these cursive letters in your purple book.
You only need to do one line of each (unless you want to do more!)
If you are a Year 1 person that does not use cursive, just practise your normal printed letters to make Mrs Snowden smile 🙂

Remember To:
Use your line-guide.
Start with your pencil on the line.
Make your ‘i’ much shorter than your ‘l’ and ‘t’.

Spelling: In your purple book, practise spelling each of these ‘brick-wall’ key-words.

Then, use each word in a sentence. For example: I will go to the shop.
I would love for you to post some of your sentences on the blog so I can read them.

Remember To:
Use your line guide
Use a capital letter at the start and full stop at the end
Use your neatest handwriting (special cursive letters if you can!)
Use finger spaces


Write a sentence that has got two (or three!) of the words in.

Geography/Science

Have a look at the weather symbols that you drew yesterday.
Can you name each weather type?

Can you remember the names of the four seasons? They are…

     SPRING                        SUMMER                     AUTUMN                            WINTER

  

Do we get certain types of weather during certain seasons?
Seymour and his friend Gabby have a fantastic video they would love to share with you all about weather and seasons. There is also a little game to play too! Just click here.

Don’t forget to leave me a comment to tell me all about what you’ve been up to.

Mrs Snowden 🙂

Monday 23.03.20

Good morning Year 1.
Welcome to your first day in the virtual classroom!

Here is a quick summary of the activities for today.

  • maths activity on Sumdog – finding halves and quarters of shapes
  • A phonics activity on Phonics Play – grapheme recognition
  • An English activity – a poem reading of ‘Cats Sleep Anywhere’
  • geography activity –  learning about weather

Please remember to read for at least 15 minutes too.

If there is anything you don’t understand or if you have any questions, please leave a comment and I will help you out.

Maths

Follow this link to Sumdog and login using your details.
Today, we are finding and naming halves and quarters of shapes.


Rosie says that each of these shapes have got a half coloured in. Is she right or wrong?
Write a sentence in your purple book explaining how you know.

  1.      2.      3. 
Phonics

Follow this link to Phonics Play and login using…
username: march20     password: home
Click on resources, then choose to play Flashcard Speedtrial!

Mrs Lettherd’s group – choose the Phase 2 & 3 option.
Mrs Snowden’s group – choose the Phase 3 & 5A option.

English

As most of you know, Mrs Snowden ADORES cats. Here is a poem about cats and some of the weird places that they like to sleep. Have a read and have a giggle!

 

Cats sleep
Anywhere,
Any table,
Any chair,
Top of piano,
Window-ledge,
In the middle,
On the edge,
Open drawer,
Empty shoe,
Anybody's
Lap will do,
Fitted in a 
Cardboard box,
In the cupboard
With your frocks -
Anywhere!
They don't care!
Cats sleep
Anywhere

If you were a cat, where would you like to curl up to sleep in your house?
In your purple book, draw a picture of this place and write a sentence to match.

Remember To:
Use a capital letter at the start and full stop at the end
Use a capital letter for the word ‘I’
Use your neatest handwriting (special cursive letters if you can!)
Use finger spaces

Geography

Have a chat with your grown-ups/brothers and sisters…
What is weather? What is the weather like today?
How many different kinds of weather can you think of?

If you can, find a weather forecast at the end of the news on TV or online and have a look at the little weather symbols. In your purple book, draw 5 weather symbols and label them.


Add an adjective to describe how one (or more!) of the weather types makes you feel.

I can’t wait to hear how you get on! Have fun Year 1.

Mrs Snowden 🙂

A new way of learning!

Hello Year 1! Mrs Snowden here.
Welcome back to the blog.

This blog is going to be your virtual classroom while our school is closed. I will be posting new learning activities for you to complete every day. Some of these will be things that you do online and others are for you to do in your purple book. Some activities may even need to be completed around your home.

The most important thing for you to do is
Read for at least 15 MINUTES every day.

Some of things I will post are:

  • Maths activities. These will either be on ‘Sumdog’ https://pages.sumdog.com/ (you will need your personal login details for this) or to be completed in your purple book (using your square guide).
  • Phonics activities. These will be on ‘Phonics Play’ https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/ (username: march20 password: home).
  • Reading/writing activities. These will either be on ‘Sumdog’  https://pages.sumdog.com/ (you will need your personal login details for this) or to be completed in your purple book (using your line guide).
  • Short handwriting and spelling exercises to be completed in your purple book (using your line guide).
  • Wider learning activities linked to our topic (art, science etc.)

Please stay safe Year 1. I look forward to hearing from you all soon.

A new school year!

What a fantastic and fun-filled start we have had in Year 1! We have all settled into life in main school really quickly and have worked really hard in our first week.

One of our favourite activities was making symmetrical butterflies using the 2D shapes in maths. Can you remember what ‘symmetrical’ means?

At the moment, we are revisiting our old Learn Its from Mars. These are:

1+1 = 2
2+2 = 4
3+3 = 6
4+4 = 8
5+5 = 10

1+2 = 3
2+3 = 5

Worksop Walkabout

It has been a very exciting week in Year 1! Not only have we been to visit our new Year 2 class, but we also went on an exciting walk about Worksop.

We stopped on our walk to look at and talk about lots of different sights around Worksop. This included the Market Cross, the Priory Gatehouse and Castle Hill. Can you remember what else we stopped to look and and talk about? Can you remember any exciting facts about the stops and sights on our tour?

What was your favourite thing about moving into Year 2?