We are getting very excited about welcoming all the children starting with us in September. The children in Reception have made you a video to welcome you the school. Please have a watch and see your new classroom and meet your new friends.

If you have any questions about the work then please contact me on askelton@upsnodsfirst.worcs.sch.uk and I will be happy to help. Mr Skelton 

1. Parents/Carers - please click below for the very latest update from HM Government 10th June 2020

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2. Guidance for Parents Information

Things that you can do everyday to help your learning

Phonics flashcards

Read your high frequency words

Write your numbers

Write letters and sounds 

Write sentences

Count objects and double numbers

There is so much you can do everyday to be a super learner!

To help with our phonics I have downloaded the sound flashcards for phase 2,3,4 and 5. You can use these everyday as something extra to do or I may use them as part of the phonics work. Click on the phase link.

Phase 2     Phase 3     Phase 4   Phase 5

 

Have a look at some of the super work Reception and Year 1 have been doing this week in class.

Click for photographs

Forest School Fun

Have a look at some of the photographs from Forest School this week. When you are at home you could give these activities a try. 

Can you:

Build a magic path to a fairy land?

Make a magic potion using leaves, water and grass?

Role play your favourite fairy tale?

Build a house for the Three Little Pigs

Create the wall of the Sleeping Beauty Castle?

There are loads of exciting things you can do with your learning outside. Give it a go and send me some pictures.

This week at Forest School we have finding halves in the nature and environment. Can you find halves of objects where you live?

Reception

This is a great idea for a doubling activity.

Place a number of objects in front of a mirror and you automatically have the doubles!

Try these two games at home as well

Half Off

Help your child memorize doubles facts. Use items in your home as counters. Collect and even number of items and ask your child to divide them into two equal groups. Then have him or her write out the number sentence. Repeat the activity several times or over a few days to help your child commit doubles to memory.

Double Clap

Play a clapping game that helps your child memorize doubles facts. Clap out a number and count them together. Then have your child clap out the same number. Then clap the sum together, counting up. You can clap and count to the beat of a song or sing or rap the numbers together.

Year 1 

Can you make equal groups using objects that you find outside? Get hunting this weekend in your garden or park and make some equal groups. Take some photographs of your groupings and send them to me. Tell me the following things: 

How many groups do you have?

How many in each group?

How many altogether?

Can you explain how you know?

Have a look at some of the super work that the children have done this week. I am very proud of them all.

We have been busy planting sunflowers in our garden and beans in our jars

Have a look at Year One's fab Jack and the Beanstalk story.

Friday 10th July 2020 Reception

Phonics

Today we are carrying on looking at the ‘aw’ phoneme. Please log on to Active Primary and work through the ‘aw’ lesson that I have allocated you.

Next please download the task for today to see what you can remember!

Task download

 

English

WALT learn and perform playground poetry/chants

In the playground the games that you play may well involve you having to say a rhyme or sing a song. We call this chanting and chanting is a form of poetry. There are lots of chanting games that you can play.

‘A Sailor went to Sea’ is a popular one. Let’s have a go at it now.

Watch your adult to copy the moves.

 

A Sailor went to sea, sea, sea,

To see what he could see, see, see

And all that he could see, see, see,

Was the bottom of the deep blue sea, sea, sea.

 

A Sailor went to knee, knee, knee,

To see what he could knee, knee, knee,

And all that he could knee, knee, knee,

Was the bottom of the deep blue knee, knee, knee

 

A Sailor went to chop, chop, chop,

To see what he could chop, chop, chop,

And all that he could chop, chop, chop,

Was the bottom of the deep blue chop, chop, chop.

 

A Sailor went to knee, chop, knee,

To see what he could knee, chop, knee,

And all that he could knee, chop, knee,

Was the bottom of the deep blue knee, chop, knee,

 

 

Now we are going to be learning a new playground chant.

Work through the lesson Power Point and learn the new chant that is on there.

Perform the chant or any others that you know, film it and send it in into me.

Power Point

 

Maths

WALT create repeating patterns in our environment.

Right Reception, the weather is going to be nice today (fingers crossed) so we are going to take our maths outside. I want you to use chalk, or leaves, sticks, stones, rocks whatever you can find to make some repeating patterns. Try and be very adventurous and take photos to send into me.

 

 

 

 

Friday 10th July 2020 Year 1

Phonics

It’s time for your very last spelling test of Year 1. We have all been very impressed over the year of the hard work you have been putting into learning your spellings.

Have a final go through them using look, cover, write, check.

Good luck Year 1.

 

English

WALT learn and perform playground poetry/chants

In the playground the games that you play may well involve you having to say a rhyme or sing a song. We call this chanting and chanting is a form of poetry. There are lots of chanting games that you can play.

‘A Sailor went to Sea’ is a popular one. Let’s have a go at it now.

Watch your adult to copy the moves.

 

A Sailor went to sea, sea, sea,

To see what he could see, see, see

And all that he could see, see, see,

Was the bottom of the deep blue sea, sea, sea.

 

A Sailor went to knee, knee, knee,

To see what he could knee, knee, knee,

And all that he could knee, knee, knee,

Was the bottom of the deep blue knee, knee, knee

 

A Sailor went to chop, chop, chop,

To see what he could chop, chop, chop,

And all that he could chop, chop, chop,

Was the bottom of the deep blue chop, chop, chop.

 

A Sailor went to knee, chop, knee,

To see what he could knee, chop, knee,

And all that he could knee, chop, knee,

Was the bottom of the deep blue knee, chop, knee,

 

 

Now we are going to be learning a new playground chant.

Work through the lesson Power Point and learn the new chant that is on there.

Perform the chant or any others that you know, film it and send it in into me.

Power Point lesson

Maths

WALT problem solve using greater and less than.

Today we are going to be using our knowledge of greater and less than that we looked at yesterday to help us solve some problems.

Have a look at this one.

Look at the symbol next to the number 6, what does it mean?

Do the numbers that could go into the box have to be greater than 6 or less than 6? Think about the greedy crocodile from yesterday, the crocodile will only eat bigger numbers!

There are two problems for you to try today and the challenge.

Thursday 9th July 2020 Reception

Phonics

Today in our phonics we are going to carry on looking at the ‘aw’ phoneme.

Let’s watch Alphablocks explain it to us.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHpyJ5svbgM

The phoneme ‘aw’ can be found in words such as;

Law

Saw

Paw

Write these words down and add in the sound buttons.

Now read through these words and colour the real words in blue and the alien words in red.

Task download

 

English

WALT Role play the story of The Elves and the Baker

Today as a class we are going to be role playing the story of The Elves and Baker. We will be using the story map we created yesterday to help us in our role play. Before we act the story we need to make some masks to help us.

Download the masks, colour and cut them out. Remember to colour carefully and cut them out carefully.

Have fun Reception, please take some photos and send them to me.

Download masks

 

 

Maths

WALT create simple patterns.

Today we are going to be looking at making simple patterns. You will need some coloured counters today for the lesson.

Please work through the Power Point lesson.

Today I would like you to get a long strip of paper and create a repeating pattern of your own. This could be using colours or shapes or even both. Remember to concentrate so that you do not lose the pattern.

Challenge: Can you make a repeating pattern using 3 or 4 different colours or shapes?

Take some photos of your patterns and send them to me.

 

Thursday 9th July 2020 Year 1

Phonics

Today we are going to be looking at two more suffixes. Remember a suffix are letters that we can add to the end of a root word to change the meaning of the word.

The suffixes today are ‘er’ and ‘est’.

Work through the power point lesson then work through the task.

Lesson

Task

 

English

I would like you to continue with your task from yesterday writing your version of the story.

You must remember use your Year 1 checklist to make sure you have included everything that is expected from you.

 

Maths

WALT understand greater than and less than

Today we are going to looking at how we can write when numbers are less than and greater than each other.

Please work through the lesson Power Point then down load the task.

Lesson Power Point download

Task download.

 

 

Wednesday 8th July 2020 Reception

Phonics

Today we are going to start by playing quick write grapheme. A grown will say the phase 3 phonemes and you have to write them down before the time runs out!

We are going to continue looking at the ‘aw’ phoneme today.

The aw phoneme can be found in words such as saw, draw, crawl. Can you think of anymore?

Let’s have a go at reading some words that contain this phoneme.

Reading task

Task

Now how many words can you find in this word search that contain the aw phoneme?

 

English

WALT create a story map of The Elves and the Shoemaker using your own character.

We will start off by listening to our story again.

You are going to be creating a story map today for The Elves and the Shoemaker but instead of having a shoemaker you are going to put the character of the baker. We will do this as a whole class.

Have a look at the amazing one we did for Jack and the Beanstalk a few weeks ago to give you an example of what to do. As you are drawing your mountain retell the story and even act it out!

 

Maths

WALT understand odd and even numbers to 20

Warm up – Number Bingo, you are going to be given a sheet of paper with different numbers from 0-20. A grown up will say some numbers, listen carefully and if you have them on your sheet cross them off. When you have crossed all of your numbers off you need to shout Bingo!

What can you tell me about odd and even numbers?

Show me an odd number.

Show me an even number.

To help us remember we have a song that we can learn.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fK6b9Zxte24

You task today is going to be to sort odd and even numbers to 20.

Remember that all even numbers will contain a

2,4,6,8,0 either on it’s own as a single digit or at the end of a number e.g., 12. 12 is an even number because it ends in an even number (2).

Odd numbers will contain a

1,3,5,7,9 either on it’s own as a single digit or at the end of a number e.g., 23. 23 is an odd number because it ends in a 3.

Task download

 

Wednesday 8th July 2020 Year 1

Phonics

Today in our phonics we are going to be carrying on looking at a ‘suffix’. Remember that a suffix is a group of letters, maybe two or three that can be added to the end of a root word to change its meaning.

I would like you to log onto Active Primary and work through the lesson called ‘Suffix ed’.

Next have a go at the task using the suffix ‘ed’.

Task download.

 

English

WALT write our new version of the Elves and the Shoemaker.

Today Year 1 your task is going to be to write a short telling of the story but using the character you have created instead of the Shoemaker.

I expect you to use all of the features of story writing that we have been learning about over the last few weeks as well as the story mountain that we created yesterday. I will give you a word bank to use as well to help you with your writing. Remember that you are writing a story to entertain the reader so you must make it exciting and interesting.

You have effectively planned using a story mountain and have thought about characters, settings and plot. Please use your story mountain as guidance and follow the order of the story.

Introduction

Build Up

Problem

Resolution

Ending

Here is a checklist of what you should be including in your writing for Year 1.

The left hand column are all things that must be included.

The right hand column are all things that you must include, however I am not expecting you to include every single tricky word or all of the other examples.

Word bank download

 

Maths

WALT Find the missing number in calculations

Today we are looking at finding the missing numbers in addition calculations.

Work through the lesson Power Point, you will need counters or objects to help you.

Lesson download

Now have a go at the task for today. Please do pages 1 and 2 only.

Task download

Tuesday 7th July 2020 Reception

Phonics

We are going to carry on looking the ‘ey’ digraph today.

Please log onto Active Primary and work through the lesson I have allocated for you.

When you have completed this, please download the task.

Task download

English

WALT create a character for the Elves to help.

Today you are going to carry on with your character creation from yesterday. You should finish the labelling task today and then write two sentences to describe your new character.

Here is a reminder of the task.

Today I would like you to think about a new character, instead of having a shoe maker what other kind of job could he/she have?

It might be a baker where the Elves bake cakes for the baker to sell or a dressmaker where the Elves make dresses to be sold.

You can choose one of the jobs below and draw the character.

Baker

Dressmaker

Car maker

Wand maker

If you want to you can choose one of your own but it has to be something that the Elves can make to be sold in a shop.

Then I would like you to label the character you have created to tell me about him/her and write two sentences using the words you have come up with.

Maths

WALT understand what odd and even numbers are.

 

Today we are going to be using our Numicon to make a street of shops, a bit like in the Elves and the Shoemaker

First of all find the three, four and five pieces and arrange these in order.

What number shape house would be before the number three shop?

What would come after the number five shop?

Now I want you to create a number shape street by placing the pieces in order from one to ten.

We can sort numbers into two different places. They can be odd numbers or even numbers. Let’s look at the number piece. The number one is an odd number. Next look at the number two, it is an even number.

Starting on one it is a repeating pattern counting upwards, odd, even, odd, even, odd, even.

Let’s follow the pattern. If 1 is odd and 2 is even what is 3 going to be?

That’s right; it’s going to be odd. Now, how about 4 and 5?

Today I want you to cut out the Numicon pieces and stick them into your book in the right order from 1 to 10.

Download Numicon

Next you have to label each piece as being odd or even.

Challenge: If 1 is odd what will 11 be and why?

Tuesday 7th July 2020 Year 1

Phonics

Today in our phonics we are going to be looking at something called a ‘suffix’. A suffix is a group of letters, maybe two or three that can be added to the end of a root word to change its meaning.

I would like you to log onto Active Primary and work through the lesson called ‘Suffix ing’.

Next have a go at the task using the suffix ‘ing’.

Task download.

 

English

WALT plan a short retelling of ‘The Elves and the Shoemaker’ using our new character.

We are going to start off by creating a Talk for Writing story map for the original story. I will post a copy on here when we have completed it.

Now we are going to use a story mountain like we did for retelling Sleeping Beauty but this time for ‘The Elves and the ?’. I’ve put a question mark in because you are going to use the character that you have created.

 

 

Things you will need to remember:

The plot stays the same but you are using your new character.

The items that the Elves make will depend on what job you have chosen to give your character.

Story mountain download

 

Maths

Warm up – please count in 2’s and 5’s to 50.

End of term assessments

You have all worked so hard this year and have had a lot to contend with, we are extremely proud of you all.

We are using this week to complete our end of term assessments. I also want you go onto Active Primary where you will find maths games that I have allocated to you. I expect you to play on the games every day.

Monday 6th July 2020 Reception

Phonics

Good morning everybody I hope you have had a lovely weekend.

Today in our phonics we are going to be looking at the digraph ‘ey’, it makes the ‘ee’ sound.

It is made of the letters ‘e’ and ‘y’.

Let’s watch Mr Thorne and the cheeky Geraldine.

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

Your task today will be to read through this postcard and highlight any words you find that contain the phoneme ‘ey’.

Task download

 

English

WALT create a character

We are going to listen the story of ‘The Elves and the Shoemaker’.

A shoemaker is a person who makes shoes for a living.

In the story two kind Elves help a poor, old shoemaker by making wonderful shoes for him to sell in his shop. Eventually the shoemaker becomes very rich thanks to the Elves.

 Today I would like you to think about a new character, instead of having a shoe maker what other kind of job could he/she have?

It might be a baker where the Elves bake cakes for the baker to sell or a dressmaker where the Elves make dresses to be sold.

 

 

 

You can choose one of the jobs below and draw the character.

Baker

Dressmaker

Car maker

Wand maker

If you want to you can choose one of your own but it has to be something that the Elves can make to be sold in a shop.

Then I would like you to label the character you have created to tell me about him/her.

You have two days to complete this activity, you must have finished your labelling by Tuesday.

Task download.

 

Maths

WALT recognise British coins

 

We use money all of the time to when we go to the shops. In fact money is very important as it allows us to have all the things we need to survive.

Let’s watch this video that tells us all about British coins.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vs8F_g3MGtM

Coins are different colours and sizes and have different values. Be careful though, the bigger the size of the coin does not mean that it is bigger in value.

Have a work through the lesson Power Point and then the task. You have to match the value of the coins to the correct coin.

Lesson download

Task download

 

Monday 6th July 2020 Year 1

Phonics

This week’s spelling focus is going to be writing our tens numbers.

Here is your spelling list:

Twenty 20

Thirty 30

Forty 40

Fifty 50

Sixty 60

Seventy 70

Eighty 80

Ninety 90

Tree

magic

 

English

WALT create a character to replace the Shoemaker.

We are going to listen the story of ‘The Elves and the Shoemaker’.

A shoemaker is a person who makes shoes for a living.

In the story two kind Elves help a poor, old shoemaker by making wonderful shoes for him to sell in his shop. Eventually the shoemaker becomes very rich thanks to the Elves.

 Today I would like you to think about a new character, instead of having a shoe maker what other kind of job could he/she have?

It might be a baker where the Elves bake cakes for the baker to sell or a dressmaker where the Elves make dresses to be sold.

You can choose one of the jobs below and draw the character.

Baker

Dressmaker

Car maker

Wand maker

If you want to you can choose one of your own but it has to be something that the Elves can make to be sold in a shop.

Then I would like you to write a short description of your character using all of the skills that we have been learning over the past few weeks. The story will stay the same, all you are changing is the character of the shoemaker. The character will still need to be poor but I want you think about appearance, character traits. Also think about if your character has any family, maybe a wife or husband who is also poor.

Task download.

 

Maths

Warm up – please count in 2’s and 5’s to 50.

End of term assessments

You have all worked so hard this year and have had a lot to contend with, we are extremely proud of you all.

We are using this week to complete our end of term assessments. I also want you go onto Active Primary where you will find maths games that I have allocated to you. I expect you to play on the games every 

Tuesday Topic Task

This week we have been on a wild flower hunt around the school grounds. Work through the Power Point lesson and then print off the task sheet and go on an adventure and see what you can find.

LESSON POWER POINT

TASK

Friday 3rd July 2020 Reception

Phonics

Good morning everybody, today we are going to be looking at the split digraph i_e.

We can find this phoneme in words such as slide, ride, bike.

Let’s watch Mr Thorne and that cheeky Geraldine tell us all about the i-e phoneme.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9JSTYL7vyc

Next please log onto Active Primary and work through the i-e lesson that I have allocated you.

 

 

English

WALT design an enchanted forest.

Today we are going to be continuing to design an enchanted forest. Enchanted means that something is magical and out of the ordinary. In an enchanted forest you could have trees that come to life, fairy and goblin houses, dangerous mud pits, witches and wizards. Some parts might be in sunlight, some might in darkness and are dangerous to walk through. You are really good a using your imagination and that is what I want you to use again.

Maths

WALT show our data on wild flowers in a pictogram

Today we are going to be using the information that we collected about wild flowers on Tuesday and show our findings in a pictogram. A pictogram uses pictures to show the amount of something and is a good visual tool.

Work through the Power Point lesson and have a go at the task.

Lesson download

Pictogram pics

Pictogram template

 

Friday 3rd July 2020 Year 1

Phonics

It’s spelling test day Year 1! Use this time to go through your spellings one last time, you could write a sentence that includes each one.

Ask a grown up to read them out to you.

Good luck!

 

English

WALT read a piece of text and show our understanding of the text.

Today we are going to be doing a reading comprehension about the story of Cinderella. It is important that you read the text carefully and remember it’s always best to read it a couple of times so that you get a really good understanding of it.

If your answer requires you to write a sentence then remember I expect full sentences to show the answer.

Read the text carefully and think super hard about the answers.

Well done Year 1 you have been working brilliantly since you all came back, I am very proud of you all.

The text, questions and answers can be accessed below.

You only need pages 7-9.

Task download.

Maths

WALT problem solve using different amounts of money

In this problem you have to add together 3 coins that total less than 20. You will need to find all the different ways of doing it. I would like you to record them using numbers but as it is money don’t forget the ‘p’ for pence.

2p + 10p + 5p= 17p

This would be fine because the total comes to LESS than 20p.

Download here

Challenge

Download here

Thursday 2nd July 2020 Reception

Phonics

Today’s split vowel digraph is a_e as in words such as cake, lake, make.

Let’s see what Mr Thorne can tell us.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkycxr-joDk

Now log onto Active Primary and work through the a_e lesson.

Click here for the follow up task.

English

WALT design an enchanted forest.

Today we are going to be designing an enchanted forest. Enchanted means that something is magical and out of the ordinary. In an enchanted forest you could have trees that come to life, fairy and goblin houses, dangerous mud pits, witches and wizards. Some parts might be in sunlight, some might in darkness and are dangerous to walk through. You are really good a using your imagination and that is what I want you to use again.

Have a look at these pictures to give some ideas.

Think carefully about the different shapes of the objects and the different shades of colour.

 

 

 

Maths

WALT subtract by using a number line to count back

Today we need to help Cinderella’s Royal baker called Bertie. He is having a huge sale of all his cakes and he needs to lower his prices. Can you help him to do this? You will need your number lines in front of you.

Work through the lesson Power Point.

Power Point download

Task download

Challenge:

Access the challenge here where we are subtracting by counting back using numbers up to 20.

Challenge download

 

Thursday 2nd July 2020 Year 1

Phonics

Please start by working through your spellings using the look, cover, write, check method.

Next we are going to look at our final spelling pattern this week the ‘ew’ sound.

Let’s see what Mr Thorne has to tell us.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJL84QOnGIA

Now I would like you to log onto Active Primary and work through Unit 18 /oo/ long as 'ew' Lesson.

Click here for the follow up task.

Task download

English

WALT use our descriptive writing to draw our chosen setting.

Please carry on with designing your settings from yesterday.

Today you are going to use all of those brilliant ideas and draw your setting. I want you to imagine that you are illustrators for a Cinderella story book; you need to use your illustrations to bring the story alive. Make your picture of the setting as magical, colourful and exciting as you can. Take your time and keep referring back to your descriptive words thinking about how you can show these in your illustrations.

Maths

WALT problem solve using money.

Warm up – please count up in 5’s until to you get to 50. Use a 100 square to begin with if you need to.

Today we are going to be looking at some problem solving involving money. Have a look at this problem.

The total you have to make is 30p and you can only use 2p coins, 5p coins and 10p coins.

You are only allowed to use one type of coin at a time to make 30p.

You cannot say 10p + 10p + 5p + 5p because that is using two different types of coins.

When you have completed that problem have a go at this challenge.

Answers download

Wednesday 1st July 2020 Reception

Phonics

We will begin with singing our phase 4 tricky word song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NOzgR1ANc4

Today’s split digraph phoneme is u_e.

Can you think of any words that contain this phoneme?

Let’s watch Mr Thorne to see what words he has found.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdfBg1SMFzM

Now using your sheet for this week have a go at writing the words for the u_e column.

 

English

WALT write a sentence to describe our fairy tale castle

I have been so impressed with your fairy tale castle creations they all so very magical and I love your labelling that you did yesterday.

Today we are going to take those wonderful adjectives and put them into sentences so we can describe our fairy tale castle.

I want our sentences to be full of rich fairy tale vocabulary and it has to sound exciting; remember we want to really impress our readers.

Here are my ideas to describe my castle.

Golden magic tower

Mysterious moat

Fairy doors

Witches window

Magical drawbridge

Today we are going to take these ideas and add more detail to them in the form of full sentences.

 

 

Have a read of my examples.

My castle has a golden magic tower where the powerful Fairy Godmother lives.

The mysterious moat is full of fairies and goblins who will cast a magic spell on you.

Witches can fly out of their own evil window on their broomsticks.

You need a secret password for the talking magical drawbridge.

I would like you to do at least two sentences. I cannot wait to read them.

 

Maths

WALT subtract by counting back using number beads

Warm Up - I have allocated you this game on Active Primary

Today we will be using our number beads, we need to have 10 of them so I want you to count 10 beads and separate them from the rest.

Click here for interactive bead string - https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/69/itp-beadstring

Have a look at my 10 beads. I wonder how many I will have left if I take 2 beads away. What do you think?

Now let’s try it with our beads. Show me 10 beads, now we are going to take the two beads away. How many have we got left?

That’s right, if we start with 10 and take 2 away we are left with 8.

Let’s have a look at how we write the subtraction calculation for this. Say it and don’t forget to do the actions.

 

10 – 2 = 8

Interactive dice:

6 sided https://www.online-stopwatch.com/chance-games/roll-a-dice/

10 sided https://mathsstarters.net/dice/

 

Your task today is to use a 10 sided dice. Roll the dice and using your number bead take that number away from 10.

Record you calculations in your book.

Challenge – roll a ten sided dice and a 6 sided dice together. Add those two numbers together. Now subtract that number from 20.

 

Wednesday 1st July 2020 Year 1

Phonics

Today we are continuing to look at our spelling pattern for this week. Our focus for today is the u_e split digraph.

The digraph can be found in words such as cute, chute, lute.

Let’s watch Mr Thorne and Geraldine teach us about the sound.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdfBg1SMFzM

Now log onto Active Primary and complete the phonic session on u_e that have allocated for you.

English

WALT use our descriptive writing to draw our chosen setting.

Yesterday you came up with some fantastic descriptive vocabulary yesterday about the setting you had chosen, I was really impressed Year 1. Today you are going to use all of those brilliant ideas and draw your setting. I want you to imagine that you are illustrators for a Cinderella story book; you need to use your illustrations to bring the story alive. Make your picture of the setting as magical, colourful and exciting as you can. Take your time and keep referring back to your descriptive words thinking about how you can show these in your illustrations.

 

Maths

WALT subtract from 20 using money by giving change

Work through the lesson Power Point, it is all explained on there for you.

Lesson download

Task download

Challenge download

100 square download

 

 

 

Tuesday 30th June 2020 Reception

Phonics

We are going to start today revising out flashcards for phase 3. How many can you get right?

Now we are going to carry on looking at split digraphs and in particular the ‘e_e’.

Let’s watch Mr Thorne tell us all about it.

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

 

What other words can you think of that contain the e_e?

Now get your word sheet from yesterday and work through the column that has the e_e words on.

English

WALT create a fairy tale castle and label the different parts

We will begin by watching another version of Cinderella.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vl33DNKSUuI

Today I would like you to carry on designing your castles that you started yesterday. When you have finished you need to label the different parts of the castle but I want you to be imaginative for example you could have a magic drawbridge that opens with a magic word. Maybe you could have a landing spot for fairies, a moat full of magical and mysterious creatures, you might even have a floating tower! BE CREATIVE AND MAGICAL.

Maths

WALT subtract using objects

Warm up – please click on the link to play the game

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/addition/addition-to-10

We are going to start by learning a subtraction song with Pirates!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkPa9V2wtZs

Today we are going to carry on using magic counters to help us.  Yesterday we looked at subtraction sentences using Numicon, can you remember the actions for subtract and equals?

Now remember that when we are subtracting the number we are subtracting from is going to get smaller (less in value).

Have a look through the lesson Power Point. Can you help poor Cinderella?

Click here to download the lesson.

Click here to download the task.

Challenge

Can you write down your own subtraction sentences?

 

Tuesday 30th June 2020 Year 1

Phonics

Today in our phonics we are going to do a follow up to the lesson on plurals yesterday.

Please log onto Active Primary and I have allocated the plural lesson to you. It is called ‘Suffix ending S for plurals’.

Click here to complete the task

 

English

WALT create a story setting for a fairy tale.

We are going to start by listening to the story of Cinderella.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vl33DNKSUuI

Now this week we are going to be thinking about where fairy tales are set. Fairy tales are often set in far off lands that are full of mystery, magic and enchantment. The setting is important to the story and it must fit with what they characters are doing.

Have a look through the Power Point lesson.

Lesson download

Today I want to make a bank of words that you could use to describe a setting in the story of Cinderella. You have three choices:

  1. Cinderella’s house at the start of the story.
  2. The garden when the Fairy Godmother is performing her magic.
  3. Prince Charming’s castle during the ball.

I want you to pick one of these and write down a list of powerful fairy tale adjectives that could be used to describe what the setting.

If you click here then it will take you to a word bank to give you some ideas.

Word bank download

It is 15 pages long so don’t print it, look at it on the screen. The words cover character description as well but you will not need these as you are thinking about the setting.

Once you have finished you word bank then I would like you to put them into sentences.

 

Maths

WALT find the least amount of coins to make a total

What British coins do we have? Write them down on your whiteboard. You will need money for today’s lesson.

Today we are going to do a bit of problem solving using money.

Click here for the Power Point

Lesson download

Monday 29th June 2020 Reception

Phonics

This week we are going to be looking at split digraphs. A split digraph is a phoneme (sound) that has two letters and when you write the grapheme it is split by another letter.

Let’s watch this clip which will help us gain a better understanding

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7faYbILI1s

Now I would like you to write down the words that contain the o_e di

Download the task here

English

WALT  - Design a Fairy Tale Castle for Cinderella

Read the story of Cinderella. Today you are going to design a Fairy Tale castle for Cinderella and Prince Charming.

Here are some examples, I want you to make it look very magical, you want to create an atmosphere of interest, magic and make believe. I want you to take your time with this so you have two days to complete it. You can use anything you want to create your castle.

 

Maths

WALT subtract single digit numbers

Warm up – order your Numicon from 10 – 0 in 1 minute.

Today we are going to be using our Numicon to subtract. When we subtract the number we started with gets smaller.

Have a go through this lesson Power Point

Lesson download

Now use your Numicon to complete these number sentences.

Task

Challenge: Can you find three pieces of Numicon to subtract?

 

 

 

Monday 29th June 2020 Year 1

Phonics

This week in our spellings are rule is going to be using ‘ue’ phoneme. These can be written as:

‘ue’ ‘oo’ ‘u_e’ ‘ew’.

We will start by revising the Phase 3 phoneme ue.

Watch Mr Thorne

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2O1LfiETW1k

Now have a go at this activity. Click here to download it.

Here are your spellings this week. Write them down.

 

 

Rule

Cute

Chew

New

Blue

Clue

Food

More

I’ll

Round

 

English

WALT understand plurals using ‘s’ and ‘es’.

Today we are going to have a SPaG lesson on plurals.

Please work through the lesson Power Point below.

Power Point download

Now work through the sheet.

Click here to download it.

I want you to start using plurals in your writing.

 

Maths

WALT recognise coins and make total

You will need a range of 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, and £1

Please work through the lesson Power Point.

Now click here for today's task.

Challenge

Download here

Friday 24th June 2020 Reception

 

Phonics

 

Good morning, we are going to work through our phonics lesson for ‘oy’ today on Active Primary. I have allocated the lesson for you.

 

Next please play this game which I have allocated to you.

 

English

WALT to read sentences and order the story

Watch this version of the story https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/short-stories/jack-and-the-beanstalk

Was there anything different in this version to the ones we have looked at this week?

Your task today is to identify the characters and settings from the story and match up the correct word with the correct character.

Earlier this week we ordered the story using pictures earlier on this week, today I would like to think about ordering the story but this time you have to read the sentences and order them.

You need to add the number next to the sentence to show the correct order. The first one has been done so you need to start on number 2.

Maths

WALT add by counting on

 

Warm up – log onto https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/helicopter-rescue help the helicopter do it’s rescuing by counting on.

 

Today we are going to need a bead string and a dice for our activity.

 

Interactive dice - https://www.online-stopwatch.com/chance-games/roll-a-dice/

 

Bead string - https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/69/itp-beadstring

 

If you half 10 of the beads how many on each side will you have?

 

That’s right you will have 5. Move 5 beads across to one side. Now roll a dice and add that number of to your 5 five beads. You have to keep rolling the dice and add that number. The winner is the first one to reach 20.

 

Challenge – Can you start with 20 beads, halve them to get 10 then add your numbers to 10?

 

Friday 26th June 2020 Year 1

 

Phonics

 

It is spelling day Year 1. Use this time to have one last go at your spellings using look, cover, write, check.

 

Now ask your grown up to read out your spellings putting them into a sentence so you can hear the words in a context.

 

Good luck Year 1.

 

English

 

WALT tell the Giant’s point of view.

 

Yesterday we did a guided write about the how the Giant was feeling when Jack took his hen that lays the golden egg and the magic harp.

Click here for the guided write.

You can use this as guidance for today.

 

Today we are going to have a go at independently doing this task in our English books. Use the guided write that we did yesterday as a guide but do not copy it word for word.

 

I want you to include features of fairy tale writing and you must include words that have the prefix ‘un’.

 

Things that you must include:

 

Capital letters, finger spaces, full stops.

Neat handwriting with clear letters.

Character emotions.

Adjectives.

Words with the prefix un.

 

You MUST read through and check you work.

Maths

 

 WALT problem solve using 1/4

 

Warm up – have a look at these shapes.

Which shapes have been divided in halves and quarters equally?

How do you know?

Now have a look at today’s task.

You have to use the coloured patterns to find as many different ways you can to can place them into the squares. Instead of cutting them out I would like you to use pencil colours.

 

Task download

 

Here are a few to get you started.

Thursday 25th June 2020 Reception

 

Phonics

 

We are going to start by reading our tricky words for phase 3. How

How many do you know?

How quickly can you read them?

Now we are going to continue to look at ‘oy’ phoneme.

Say and write down what each picture is.

Now I would like you to choose two of the pictures and write a silly sentence that includes those 2 pictures. Try and make me laugh!

English

WALT write a sentence to describe how the Giant was feeling.

 

Today we are going to start off by reading this version of Jack and the Beanstalk.

On Wednesday you were thinking about the type of character that the Giant was. Today we are going to take those adjectives and put them into a sentence.

I want to you to explain why the Giant was like he was in your sentence using the conjunction ‘because’.

 

An example could be:

‘The Giant was cross because Jack took his harp’

‘The Giant was angry because he shouted at Jack’.

 

Remember to write neatly and always include capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.

 

Maths

WALT add by counting on

Today we are going to be outside as it such a lovely week.

You will need:

Chalk

Dice

Objects to place onto the number track

A grown up to race against!

I would like you to draw 2 number tracks from 0-20 that are next to each other.

Start with 0 at the bottom and finish with 20 at the top.

The winner of the number race will be the first person to reach 20.

Roll your dice and place your object on that number. Now roll your dice again and add it by counting on moving to the new number. Make sure you are counting as you add.

For each time you move can you write the addition number sentence using the + and = signs correctly.

Good luck and have lot’s of fun. Please send me photos of your game.

Challenge

Can you make your number track longer to maybe 30? See how far you can go!

 

Thursday 25th June 2020 Year 1

Phonics

We are going to start by playing ‘Mallet’s Mallet’. You will need somebody to play against. You have to think of any words that contain the     Oa        oe           ow            o_e  phonemes.

You have to be quick though, if you take too long the other person wins and they get a point. The winner is the first one to reach 10 points. You can include alien (made-up) words. Have fun Year 1!

 

Now please log onto Active Primary and work through the lesson called ‘oa as in ‘o’ and ‘oe’.

 

English

WALT understand the Giants point of view

Yesterday we thought about the Giant and what type of character he is, linking it to his personality and emotions. Today we are going to do a short piece of whole class guided writing thinking about the part of the story where Jack take the harp and hen from the Giant.

Here are questions that I want to think about when we do our guided write.

What type of person is the Giant?

Why does the Giant act in a particular way?

Why does the Giant behave in a particular way?

What does the Giant say and how does he say it?

How does the Giant feel about Jack?

How does the Giant feel when he sees his things being taken?

What is the Giant thinking?

 

Use your character work from yesterday. Mrs Harding will write it down but she will be asking you for your ideas. Remember that we will be writing in full sentences so when you are thinking about your ideas try and say them as a full sentence that you would write.

If you are working at home, I would like you have a think about the questions. I will then add the whole class guided write onto the website but not in the correct order. Your task will be to put the guided write paragraph in the correct order.

Maths

WALT problem solve using ¼ as a fraction

Warm up – count in 5’s to 100.

Today we using our knowledge of ¼ to go outside and draw shapes and then halve and quarter them.

Remember that we split a whole into quarters we are dividing it into 4 equal parts.

 

Work through this lesson power point.

Lesson Download

Task Download

When you split the shapes up into 4 equal quarters you must use a ruler to draw straight lines.

When you have completed this I would like to get some chalk and find a place outside where you can draw on the ground.

Draw some shapes and split them into quarters. You need to label each quarter with the fraction – ¼

Wednesday 24th June 2020 Reception

Phonics

 

Today we are going to start by going through our Phase 3 flashcards. Click the link at the top of this page.

Now we are going to be looking at the ‘oy’ phoneme. In phase 4 the ‘oy’ digraph can be found in words such as, boy, toy, coy.

 In phase 3 we learnt the ‘oi’ phoneme, well ‘oy’ is another way of writing this sound.

Please log onto Active Primary and work through the lesson ‘oy’.

 

English

WALT understand the Giant’s feelings through drama.

Look at this picture of the Giant from the story.

 

What do think has just happened in the story?

How do you think the Giant is feeling?

Use adjectives to describe the Giant.

Was Jack right for taking the hen and harp?

How would you feel?

 

 Discuss your ideas with a grown up

Now I want you to draw the scene from the story where Jack has just taken the harp and the Giant has just realised. Think about how the Giant would be feeling and show this in your picture.

Next I would like you to act out the scene you have just drawn. Take photos and send them to me.

Maths

Please carry on with the work from yesterday.

 

 

 

Wednesday 24th June 2020 Year 1

Phonics

We are going to start by playing ‘Quick Write Grapheme’. Ask your grown up to use the phase 4 flashcards to read then to you. You have 1 min 30 s to write them down as you hear them. (click on the link towards the top of the page). Remember to write them correctly

Please log onto Active Primary and work through the lesson called ‘oa as in o_e’.

English

WALT understand the Giant’s feelings through drama.

Look at this picture of the Giant from the story.

 

What do think has just happened in the story?

How do you think the Giant is feeling?

Use adjectives to describe the Giant.

Was Jack right for taking the hen and harp?

How would you feel?

 

 Discuss your ideas with a grown up

Look at the story map that you created yesterday. Find the part of the story you think this picture is from. Act the actions just for this bit so it is fresh in our minds.

With your grown up you are going to create a ‘Character Emotions’ picture. To do this we need to draw a picture of the Giant and then around the body write words that describe the emotions of the Giant. Remember we are looking at the part where Jack takes the objects from the castle not the whole story.

Here is an example about a character from a cartoon.

 

 

Now using the character emotions that you have just created I want you to draw the scene from the story where Jack has just taken the harp and the Giant has just realised. Think about how the Giant would be feeling and show this in your picture. Next I would like you to read

 You will need to write a short description about what is happening in your picture and link it to how the Giant is feeling.

Next I would like you to act out the scene you have just drawn. Take photos and send them to me.

Maths

WALT understand 1/4 as a fraction of an object 

 

Warm up – counting in 2’s from 50 to 100

 

This week we have been looking at half as being a fraction. Write down the fraction on your white board.

 

Remember that a fraction is a part of a whole object.

 

Click here to access today’s lesson.

 

Task download

 

Challenge download

Tuesday 23rd June Topic Work

Tuesday 23rd June 2020

Topic

WALT find out what a bean needs in order to grow.

Introduction: What does a plant need to grow. think a plant needs to grow.  We have some bean seeds, how could we grow them just like Jack?

 

Instead of soil we are going to use cotton wool soaked in water. What do you think is going to happen the bean seed? Think about your predictions, tell a grown up. If you are in Year 1 you need to write down your predictions.

Prediction

Sentence stem for the Year 1 children: 

I predict that………

Key words: root, stem, water, oxygen, sunlight.

Draw a picture to show your prediction.

Let's have a look at the life cycle of a bean. Work through the Power Point.

Power Point download

Experiment

Now it’s time to plant our beans, follow the instructions carefully.

  1. Swirl a small amount of water around the jar.
  2. Put in some cotton wool at to about half way up.
  3. Place the beanseed in the jar in between the cotton wool and the side of the jar so that it is visible.
  4. Spray some water on the beanevery few days.

 

We are going to be keeping a diary of how our beans are growing. Once you have planted your bean in your jar then you can write your first diary entry.

 

Click here for the bean diary

 

 

Tuesday 23rd June 2020 Reception

Phonics

Today we are going to carry on looking the phoneme ‘ir’ by logging onto Active Primary and working through the lesson. I have allocated it to the children at home.

When you have done this then I would like you to play this game

Unit 19 (aw, au, al) Sounds

English

WALT create a story map for Jack and the Beanstalk

Today we are going to read another version of Jack and the Beanstalk. Over the many years lots of people have written their own version of the story but the basic plot stays the same. Read this version. Were any parts of the story different or were they the same.

Have a watch of this version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zurz-pL-uzw

We are going to use a story map to help us retell the story and act it out.

A story map drawn like this allows us to talk about the story and make sure that we are understand the events of the story in the correct order.

Go through the story and act it out, remember to put the right voices for your characters. Ask an adult to record you and send to me on Evidence Me. I can’t wait to see them.

Maths

WALT – add numbers by counting on.

Warm up – start a number sequence and ask the children to carry on.

We are going to be helping Jack again with his maths by adding his beans by counting on from a number. You will need a 10’s frame for today’s lesson.

Click here to download and work through the lesson

You have today and tomorrow to complete this work

Tuesday 22nd June 2020 Year 1

Phonics

We are going to start by revising our Phase 4 flashcards (click on the link towards the top of the page).

Please log onto Active Primary. Today's phonics carries on from our SPaG lesson from yesterday looking the the prefix 'un'.

 

 English

WALT create a story map for Jack and the Beanstalk

We are going to start by reading the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. Listen carefully especially to the parts when Jack is taking the items from the Giant. We are going to be thinking about how the Giant is feeling when he sees Jack taking all of things.

Now we’ve read it we are going to we are going to put a story map together. Have a look at this example.

When the children have finished creating the story map in class I will film it and post it here so you can see what they came up with.

 Maths

 WALT Problem solve using halves

Warm up – Please play the game to help us count in fives

https://www.splashlearn.com/math-skills/second-grade/number-sense/count-by-5-s

Yesterday we sorted which shapes could be folded in half equally and which ones could not. This tells us that not all shapes can be halved equally.

Please work through the Power Point below but only to slide 5. We are just concentrating on halves at the moment.

Power Point

Now I would like you to work through these problems using our knowledge of halves. When you are explaining your answers don’t forget to use the word ‘because’.

Here are some sentence stems to help you when you are explaining your reasoning.

Click here to download it.

Challenge 

Download here

Monday 22nd June 2020 Reception 

Phonics 

Today we are going to be looking at the digraph ‘ir’. 

Let’s begin by watching our old friend, Mr Thorne. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_09njG46O0 

Now we are going to have a go at writing the digraph ‘ir’. It is made up of the letters ‘i’ and ‘r’. 

     Ir 

Next I would like you read through these words that contain the ‘ir’ phoneme. 

Ir words sheet download  

Next I would like you to have a look at this jumbled up sentence and write it down in the correct order. Afterwards draw a picture to show what the sentence is saying. 

 skirt was bird's the dirty.

 

 

English 

 

WALT – Understand the story of Jack and the Beanstalk 

 

Today we are going to be reading the Fairy Tale of Jack and the Beanstalk. You need to listen carefully because you are going to be sequencing the story, then choosing one part of the story to write a sentence about. 

 

Click to access the book – read it with a grown up. 

 

Now you need to create a story map by cutting out the pictures and gluing them in the correct order. Next choose one of the parts of the story and write a sentence to say what is happening. 

 

English Task. 

 

Maths 

 

WALT use Numicon to add single numbers together 

 

Warm up – can you put the Numicon into order from 1-10 as quickly as possible?

 

We need to help Jack with his maths work at school. His teacher would like him to write down some addition sentences. He has got his beans to help but we are going to be using the Numicon. 

 

 Can you use your Numicon to show me the number 3. Now can you make the number 3 using other pieces. 

  Click here to download some Numicon that you can print and cut out. You only need to print the last 2 pages.

Click the Power Point lesson here 

Good that’s right, we can have a 1 and a 2 to make 3. 

Let’s have a go at writing this on our white boards. 

1 + 2 = 3 

Let’s try a different number this time, how about finding 7? 

What two numbers can we put together to make 7? 

We can say 5 + 2 = 7. 

What other ways can we make 7? 

Have a go with your Numicon 

 

Task – Close your eyes and pick a piece of Numicon. Now show me how you can make that number. Record it in your books? 

 

Challenge: 

Can you use three numbers to make a total? 

 

Monday 22nd June 2020 Year 1 

Phonics 

This week our spelling pattern is using the ‘oe’ sound. We will be looking at four different ways that we can use this sound in words. 

Oa        oe           ow            o_e 

Here are you spellings for this week. 

Joke 

Home 

Boat 

Foam 

Snow  

Toe 

Looking 

Grandad 

Then 

 

Click here for your fun spelling task

 

English 

WALT understand and use the prefix ‘un’ 

 

When we change a word by placing

 

Have a look through the today’s Power Point on the prefix ‘un’. Read it carefully. 

Power Point

A prefix is something that you add to a word to change the meaning. We call the original word the ‘root’ word. By adding the prefix ‘un’ the root word won’t change but the prefix will change the meaning of the word.

 

E.g.,  - happy     becomes      unhappy

The root word is happy but adding the prefix changes the meaning.

 

 

Today you have to rewrite the sentences on the sheet using the ‘un’ prefix.  

 

Task Download

 

Now I would like you to use some of the words on the sheet in your own sentences. 

Maths 

WALT understand ½ as a fraction of an object 

 

Warm up – counting in 2’s from 50 –100 game.  

At home I want you to count in 2’s from 50 to 100. 

Let’s start together 50, 52, 54, 56 …............ 

 

In reception we would have learnt all about halves. What can you tell me about halves? Now we are in Year 1 we are going to start to look at fractions and how we write half as a fraction. 

A fraction just means part of a whole object. It is a way of describing how we divide a whole up into different parts.

Can all shapes be folded in half equally? That is what we are going to be finding out today. In the task you will need top cut out the shapes and see if your can halve them equally by folding them in. If you can't fold them equally have a think why this can't be done. 

 

I would like you sort them into 2 headings,

Shapes that can be be split in half equally.           Shapes that cannot be split in half equally.

What other shapes can you try to halve equally. 

I would like you please to work through this Power Point which will lead onto our task.

 

Power Point Download

 

Now click here to access the task for today.

 

Click here for the challenge

Friday 19th June 2020 Reception

Phonics

Today we are going to be looking at the phoneme ‘oy’ as in ‘oi’.

Let’s watch Mr Thorne and Geraldine look at some ‘oy’ words.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aodJQr-WJLk

This phoneme is made up of 2 letters, o and y.

Have a look at how we write the ‘oy’ digraph.

Have a go on your white boards, thinking about where the letters start and end.

I would like you to read the following words that all contain the ‘oy’ phoneme. If they are real words then colour them in green but if they are nonsense, alien words, then colour them in red.

Click here to download it.

 

English

WALT – retell the story of Sleeping Beauty

We are going to start today by playing ‘Simon Says’, listen carefully to the instructions and only do it if Simon Says! This is a great game that helps to develop listening and concentration skills.

Grown-ups – please download the game here.

Now I would like you to write the final part of the story.

Over the next 100 years as the castle lay silent, giant thorns grew all around the outside covering the whole castle. A handsome Prince found the castle when he was travelling through the Kingdom. The handsome Prince chopped down the thorns and found Beauty inside fast asleep. The Prince kissed the Princess softly on the cheek and she woke up straight away. They both fell in love at first sight and suddenly everyone in the castle woke up. The Prince and the Princess were married the next day and they all lived happily ever after.

The end.

Maths

WALT problem solve using halving

Today we are going to be problem solving using our knowledge of halving. You are very good at recognising halves but can you recognise numbers that cannot be halved?

Work through the lesson Power Point.

The sheets that we are using today to record our work can be found here.

Maths sheet.

 

Friday 19th June 2020 Year 1

Phonics

Today I would like you to go through your spellings one last time using the look, cover, write, check method. Ask your grown up to read out your spellings as part of a sentence so that you can hear the word in a context.

Please send your spelling score to me by Sunday 21st June.

English

WALT – complete our retelling of Sleeping Beauty

Today we are going to finish off writing the story of Sleeping Beauty. You must make sure that you have included the following areas:

Introduction

Build Up

Problem

Resolution

Ending

You must also make sure that you are using the writing checklist that I put on the website yesterday. I expect you to read your work and check to make sure that have included what you need to. Remember that you need to be able to read your work so make sure that your letters are correctly formed and your writing is neat.

Please email your story to me.

Maths

WALT represent and record doubles

We are going to begin by playing the game that we did yesterday to help us to count in 2’s from 50 to 100.

Let’s warm up by counting in 2’s, have a listen to this song and join in with the counting.

Now you will have some number cards on your table, they are all multiples of 2. This means that all appear in the 2 times table.

Look at the numbers you have been given and place them in order from smallest to greatest to help you.

We are going to start on a higher number as we will be challenging our learning.

Starting from 50 I want you shout the next number in the sequence of multiples of 2. When you have used all of your cards sit down.

We are going to be looking at representing and recording doubles.

Parents/Carers - Children explore doubling with numbers up to 20 Reinforce understanding that ‘double’ is two groups of a number or an amount. Children show and explain what doubling means using concrete and pictorial representations. They record doubling using the sentence, ‘Double ___ is ____’ and use repeated addition to represent doubles in the abstract. They look at representations to decide whether that shows doubling or not.

Today I would like you to draw and complete the table but investigate how far you can go with it. Can you see a pattern forming? Can you use your table to predict what will come next and so on.

 

 

Challenge – you may want to use objects to help you.

Thursday 18th June 2020 Reception

Phonics

Today in our phonics we are going to be revising the ‘ea’ digraph pronounced as ‘ee’.  I would like you to watch Mr Thorne who is going to help explain how to say the sound and will find some words that contain the phoneme.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6F4KRdhqak

I would like you to look some of your books at home and have a good search for any words that contain the ‘ea’ digraph pronounced as ‘ee’. Write some of these words down as a list.

Now have a look at these pictures, they all contain the phoneme ‘ea’. Say the word first then write down what each picture is showing.

Pictures

Next I have got a word search for you to do but I have been very mean and not put the words that you need to find on there. I want you to look carefully for the ‘ea’ digraph in the puzzle and see what words you can make.

Word search

English

WALT – retell the story of Sleeping Beauty

Today we are going to carry on re-telling the story of Sleeping Beauty.

We will begin with a warm up game called ‘Give us a Clue’. I would like you to think of a character from the story and have a think how they would walk and sound like. Standing at the front of the class or in front of your grown up, act out the character you have chosen and we have to guess who it is.

Let’s look at the next part of the story.

Sleeping Beauty found a mysterious old women who was spinning some wool. She asked Sleeping Beauty to have a go, when she did she pricked her finger and fell asleep for 100 years.

The King and Queen put her to bed and everyone in the castle fell asleep for 100 years as well.

Please retell the next part of the story, using your word bank to help you. Remember to say the sentence first and think about what sounds you are going to be using. Finally, you need to be able to read your work back to an adult so make sure your letters are neat and clear.

Maths

WALT – to understand halving as two equal parts.

Beauty spoke to me last night and was so thankful for all your help yesterday with her birthday cakes. Now they all have an equal piece to eat.

You were so good yesterday that she would like our help again. We are going to be helping Beauty get some more food ready for her party. She has got some yummy treats for her guests and guess what Reception – she needs help to cut them in half!

Have a look through the lesson today. Afterwards can you cut her party food into two equal halves?

Maths lesson

Maths task

What things can you find around your house that you can halve? Send me some photos!

 

Thursday 18th June 2020 Year 1

Phonics

Have a look at this picture. Using your phase 5 sound card can you write a sentence about the picture? It must include a word that contains the ‘ie’ phoneme.

Please go through your spellings using the look, cover, write, check method.

Now I know bingo was a bit hit so have another go at it!

English

WALT – write a retelling of Sleeping Beauty

Today we are going to start our retelling of Sleeping Beauty. You have effectively planned using a story mountain and have thought about characters, settings and plot. Please use your story mountain as guidance and follow the order of the story.

Introduction

Build Up

Problem

Resolution

Ending

 You must be descriptive and use the word bank to help you.

Here is a checklist of what you should be including in your writing for Year 1.

The left hand column are all things that must be included.

The right hand column are all things that you must include, however I am not expecting you to include every single tricky word or all of the other examples.

Download the expectation sheet here.

 

Maths

WALT – problem solve using arrays.

Let’s warm up by counting in 2’s, have a listen to this song and join in with the counting.

Now you will have some number cards on your table, they are all multiples of 2. This means that all appear in the 2 times table.

Look at the numbers you have been given and place them in order from smallest to greatest to help you.

We are going to start on a higher number as we will be challenging our learning.

Starting from 50 I want you shout the next number in the sequence of multiples of 2. When you have used all of your cards sit down.

Today we are going to use our knowledge of arrays that we have been working very hard on to look at some problem solving. Remember that you need to read the problem carefully so that you fully understand the question and what you are being asked to do.

Let’s have a look at the first problem.

We need to think about how we set out arrays. If we look at Amir’s array it is set out neatly in rows and columns. Can you write the repeated addition for Amir’s array?

Now look at Whitney’s array. Is set out neatly in rows and columns? No it is not, if you look the squares are not aligned and it is very difficult to read. So Whitney has made the mistake.

To explain why I would write something like this:

Whitney has made the mistake BECAUSE her array is not set out equally in rows and columns and is difficult to see how many she has.

Now have a go at these problems.

Wednesday 17th June 2020 Reception

Phonics

Today in our phonics we are going to be looking at the ‘ou’ phoneme again and seeing if we can write some words that words that have that sound in it.

We will start by playing Forest Phonics. Listen carefully to the word and use the letters at the bottom of the screen to spell out the words.

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

How did you get on in the game?

Next we are going to do some writing. All of our words today will contain the ‘ou’ phoneme. Listen carefully to your adult who is going to say the words to you. Think about what sounds you can here, the shape of the letters and the order those sounds come in.

Grown-ups – please sound out the words so that the children can here all the phonemes.

Sound

Cloud

Aloud

About

Hound

English

Did you enjoy the hot seating yesterday? It looked a lot of fun and you all did very well. Today we are going to be looking at retelling the next part of the story of Sleeping Beauty. Have a look at these pictures and what is happening in this part of the story.

First I would like you to go outside with some chalk and draw the story from the beginning so far. Use your sentence that you wrote on Monday to help you as a prompt.

 

The King and Queen did not invite the evil fairy to the party and he was very cross.

The evil fairy put a magic spell on the spinning wheel to kill Sleeping Beauty.

One of the good fairies changed the spell so that Sleeping Beauty would not die but fall asleep for 100 years.

Using your word mat I would like you to retell this part of the story. I expect you to use some of the words on the mat.

Word mat

Maths

WALT – to understand halving as two equal parts.

Wow Reception, we have just had this letter from Sleeping Beauty delivered. Let’s read it and found out what she is saying.

 

Click here for the letter

Sleeping Beauty really needs our help Reception, let’s think how we can help her.

Sleeping Beauty’s problem is that she has 6 people coming to her party but only 3 cakes to go around. She wants them to have the same amount each. What can we do?

Have a look through this Power Point.

 Using play dough, make the cakes as you work through the lesson, follow it carefully.

Sleeping Beauty has been given some lovely birthday presents but they are all different shapes. Can you cut each present in half so that you have two equal sides.

Can you find objects that you can halve around the house? You will need a grown up to help you if you are cutting up food.

Maths task

Challenge - have a go at the challenge today

 

Wednesday 17th June 2020 Year 1

Phonics

Today we are going to warm up by playing a game called ‘Do This’!

You have to read the silly sentences and then act them out. Make sure you read them carefully so that you fully know what to do! Have fun being super silly!

  1. Bow down to the Royal King and Queen!
  2. Jump up and down thirteen times!
  3. You are very thirsty so have a drink!
  4. Sneeze into a tissue!
  5. Be as still as statue for 10 seconds!

I hope you had lots of fun doing that activity.

Next we are going to play using our knowledge of phase 5 phonics. You can click on the link and either download it or copy the format onto paper. You need to play with 2 or more players and you will need a bingo caller to read out the sounds. When you hear a sound that you have on your mat then cross it off. The winner is the first person to cross off all the sounds on their mat but you must shout bingo to win.

Bingo Download

English

WALT use a story mountain to plan retelling Sleeping Beauty

I hope that you enjoyed your drama from yesterday, I loved the photos and you all really thought about how to represent the characters so well done.

Today we are going to continue to plan our retelling of Sleeping Beauty by using a story mountain. Have a look at this short video which explains how we use a story mountain.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvoBoY4uLjI

Today we are going to use this story mountain to help us begin to plan our retelling.

These are the key points that we will be needing to begin to plan today. A story mountain is a plan therefore it does need to have complex sentences, but it must include the relevant information.

Here is an example of what you could write but yours needs to be in more detail.

Introduction – Sleeping Beauty is born.

Build up – birthday party

Problem - Sleeping Beauty pricks her finger and falls asleep.

Resolution – The Prince saves Sleeping Beauty.

Ending – They all lived happily ever after.

You will also need to think about the settings and the characters.

Story Mountain Download

Maths

WALT know the difference between rows and columns in arrays.

Today I would like you to work through the Power Point presentation on rows and columns. Rows and columns are very important when we are using arrays as it allows us to set the arrays out clearly.

Maths lesson Power Point

Maths task is on the Power Point.

Squared paper.

Challenge - is on the Power Point

Tuesday 16th June 2020 Reception

Phonics

We are going to begin with playing ‘fill in the gaps!’. Below I have written some words but I have missed out some of the sounds. Read the words and think about what sounds are missing. The words have to make sense and they are all real words!

S _ _ i ng – something you use to tie objects up with.

S  l   _ m _  - a sticky thing to play with.

P _ i n _ __ - I use this to get a document from my computer.

 _ _ u n ­ch - what I might do with a piece of rubbish before I recycle it.

We are going to be revising the phoneme ‘ou’ written as ‘ou’ and ‘ow’. Both these phonemes sound the same.

The task for today is that I would like you to read through the short story and search out and highlight any words that contain the ‘ou’ or ‘ow’ phoneme.

Phonics task

English

WALT – to role play the story of Sleeping Beauty through hot seating.

Yesterday we did a lot of writing so today we are going to be role playing the story of Sleeping Beauty. I would like you to think of a character from the story, it could be:

Sleeping Beauty, The King or Queen, The good fairies, The evil fairy, The Prince.

You have to imagine that you are one of those characters from the story, you have changed into them! Now I want you think about what the character is like, what the character does, how the character would behave.

The rest of the class are going to ask you questions to find out about your character. If you are working at home then you and a grown up can take it turns in the hot seat!

 

Here is a list of questions that they can use:

What did you do in the story?

How do you feel about what happened in the story?

What do you think about the other characters in the story?

What do you think they think about your character?

 How do you feel about what happened?

What do you think will happen next?

Take it in turns to be different characters.

Maths

WALT halve numbers

 Sleeping Beauty is fast asleep and dreaming about going on a picnic with her Prince Charming. She will need to share the food equally between the two of them so that they have the same amount each. But how can she do this?

Work through the Power Point lesson

Maths lesson

Now the task for today will be to help Sleeping Beauty to halve all of the food that she is dreaming about. You will need to write down what halving you are doing, for instance if there are 10 apples then you would need to write ' there are 10 apples and half of 10 is 5.

Maths task

 Tuesday 16th June 2020 Year 1

Phonics

This morning we are going to continue to think about the different ways of writing the ‘igh’ sound.

You will need a dice for this activity.

You need to roll the dice twice for every sentence that you are going to write. You need to pick a word from the row that contains that number. For example if you roll a 5 you could pick ‘thigh’ and then if you roll a 2 you could pick ‘night’.

Next can you put these two words into one sentence? You can make them as silly as you would like. Please write three sentences.

English

WALT – represent a character from Sleeping Beauty

 This is very exciting Year 1, Sleeping Beauty has sent us a letter.

Click here to read the letter.

Today we are going to be role playing the story of Sleeping Beauty and doing some drama. I would like you to think of a character from the story, it could be:

Sleeping Beauty, The King or Queen, The good fairies, The evil fairy, The Prince.

You have to imagine that you are one of those characters from the story, you have changed into them! Now I want you think about what the character is like, what the character does, how the character would behave.

The rest of the class are going to ask you questions to find out about your character. If you are working at home then you and a grown up can take it turns in the hot seat!

Here is a list of questions that they can use:

What did you do in the story?

How do you feel about what happened in the story?

What do you think about the other characters in the story?

What do you think they think about your character?

 How do you feel about what happened?

What do you think will happen next?

Take it in turns to be different characters.

Now we are going to be doing some social distancing drama using freeze frames. I want you to choose a part of the story that you are going to act out but by standing still and not making a sound. The rest of the class will watch and will guess what part of the story you are showing. You will need to make sure that everybody can see what part you are doing so make it obvious and over the top.

Mrs Harding will take photos of your fantastic freeze frames.

Send in your photos from home as well.

Maths

WALT – begin to use arrays to show multiplication

We are going to carry on making arrays that we started yesterday.

Please click https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/znwwg7h and watch the video clip. Help Fin and Snoot count meebs by putting them into equal rows and using multiplication.

Now using objects to help you make the arrays, click here and work through these questions. Make the array first so that you can see it in front of you.

Here are some questions I would like you to think about as you do the task.

How many equal groups do I have? How many in each group? Can I represent my arrays with counters? What is the difference between columns and rows? How many counters in each row? How many counters in each column? How can I record my array with a number sentence?

Maths Task

Challenge

Monday 15th June 2020 Reception

Phonics

Today we are going to begin by going through our phase 3 flashcards. Next I would like you to log onto Active Primary and work through the session called ‘Adjacent Consonants ccvcc/cccvc/ccccvcc.

English

WALT – begin to retell the story of Sleeping Beauty

Read a different version of Sleeping Beauty by clicking here. There are lots of different versions of the same fairy tale. Often old tales get changed as they passed down through many hundreds of years.  Today were going to put the pictures from the story up on the board but the naughty fairies have messed them all up. Can you put them in the right order? Keep thinking about the story, go back and have a look.

Story sequence pictures

Next we are going to look at the four pictures in the sequence. What is happening in these four pictures? What characters are in the story at the start? Think about how you would retell the story and tell it to your grown up.  We need to write a sentence to begin retelling the story. Think about how you start the story, fairy tales often use very descriptive words to set the scene and make the story magical and come alive. You need to think about this when you are planning your story.

What words do most fairy tales begin with? If you look then it’s Once Upon a Time. This is a very common feature of fairy tales and one that I want you to use today.

Remember to use a capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. Click here for a word bank to help you.

 

Maths

WALT - To understand sharing as halving.

Today you will need to some objects and pretend that they are Jack’s magic beans. You will also need two containers to act as flower pots. You are going to be looking after them for Jack. Have a look at this story. 

Maths lesson

You need to use your magic beans to help Meridith and Harvey who know Jack from Fairy Tale land, to share out the different goodies that they have been given in the story. Throughout the story you have to count the number of beans for each part of it. So if they have 4 goodies, count out 4.

 You then have to share the beans fairly between the two flower pots.

 Main Task: Today I would like you to roll a dice to find a number. I want you to use the number you have found and share that number of beans equally between the two flower pots.

 Can you share every number fairly between the two pots so that they both have the same? Write down any numbers that you can’t share equally. What do you notice?

 

Challenge: Using numbers from 10 -20 which of these numbers can be shared equally?

 

Monday 15th June 2020 Year 1

 

Phonics

Please log onto Active Primary and work through the session called ‘igh’ as in ‘ie’. Can you find any other words where the 'igh' sound is spelt as 'ie'? Go on a sound hunt.

Now click below for your spellings and an activity I would like you to do.

Spellings

 English

 WALT - Plan an introduction to Sleeping Beauty

 Please the first few minutes of the Sleeping Beauty story  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adI0ksJODe4.

Today I want you think about planning the introduction of the story. How does it start? What characters are in the beginning, where does the story take place? Please write down your ideas for plan under these three headings:

 Characters: Who is in this part of the story?

Setting: Where

Action: What happens?

Vocabulary: Key repetitive words or phrases.

Maths

WALT: Understand multiplication using arrays.

Today we are going to start looking at multiplication using arrays. Click on the Power Point lesson below and work through it. You will need objects to make the arrays that you see on the Power Point. Make the arrays with objects and then record them into your book.

 Maths lesson

Maths task

Maths task

Challenge:

Half the children at a party are girls. How many children could be at the party? Give four different answers. Explain your reasoning

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 12th June 2020 Reception

Phonics

Let’s begin by reading our tricky words for phase 4.

We are going to continue to look at reading longer words. Next we are going to log onto active primary and have go at the lesson which is called Unit 12 Adjacent consonants CCVCC/CCCVC/CCCVCC words. I have allocated it to you. These longer words help us to make our work more varied and

These words can be read if you look carefully and use your sounds to segment and blend.

Now play the game on bug club called ‘adjacent consonants names’. Make sure you are reading the words correctly and listening to those sounds.

English

WALT – Read sentences and understand what they are asking me to do.

Today in our English work we are going to be reading some short sentences and then follow the instructions that the sentence is giving you.

Task 1: You need to read the sentence carefully so that you add the correct feature to the face. Make sure that you segment and bland the words carefully.

 

Task 2

Now I would like you to click below and read the sentences then add the information to the pictures.

English Task 2

Maths

WALT- use our knowledge of doubles to complete calculations

Warm up – We are going to play the doubling game, help the superheroes save the world by doubling the numbers correctly.

Doubling game.

Interactive bead string https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/rekenrek/index.html

Now today we are going to be thinking about using our knowledge of doubles to complete number sentences.

Click here for the maths task

Click here to have a go at the challenge

We also had a go at doubling ladybird spots. Click here to give it a go.

 

Friday 12th June 2020 Year 1

Phonics

It’s Friday Year 1 so you know what that means it’s spelling test time! Have a final look and go through them. Now ask your grown up to say the words by putting them into a sentence. Good luck. Please send me your spelling scores.

 

English

WALT – answer questions based on a short piece of text.

Today we are going to be doing a reading comprehension in our English session. Click on the link below to access the short piece of text. Ask your grown up to read it WITH you not for you. It is a good idea to read it twice so that you gain a better understanding of it. Ask questions about the text if you are not sure. Talk about the answers with your grown up.

Reading task

Question sheet.

Make sure that you answer in full sentences please and that your writing is neat. Remember the writing expectations for Year 1.

 

Maths

Task 1 WALT – find equal groups in the environment.

Today I want you to go and find different objects and put them into equal groups. Go on a search around your house and outside and see what you can find. How are you going to group them and how many are going to be in each group? Take photos of your equal groups and send them to me. I cannot wait to see them.

Task 2 WALT – explain how I found the answer to a problem

Often in maths we can work the answer out but can we explain how we know the answer?

This is very difficult and we have to think carefully about how we are going to explain it.

To start with we need to look at the question ‘who made equal groups? Explain how you know.

If we look at the picture we can see that both Sarah and Calum have made equal groups. Calum has 2 groups of 2 and Sarah has 3 groups of 3.

When we explain this we need to use our magic conjunction ‘because’. Have a look at my example of an answer.

‘Sarah and Calum have both made equal groups because Calum has two sweets in each of his jars and Sarah has 3 sweets in each of her jars. Calum has made 2 groups of 2 and Sarah has made 3 groups of 3.’

When we are writing our answers we must make sure that we are keeping our writing neat just as if we were using our English books.

Have a go at the task.

Maths task

Challenge: A brave knight has 25 horses and he has to ride them all once over 5 days. Each day he has to ride the same amount of horses. How many horses can he ride each day?

Use your equal groups to show the answer.

Thursday 11th June 2020 Reception

Phonics

To start with we are going to play phase 3 flashcards. Ask your grown up to show you the phase 3 flashcards (you will find these towards the top of the page). Say the sound that you can see, make sure you are saying it properly.

Next we are going to log onto active primary and have go at the lesson which is called Unit 12 Adjacent consonants CVCC words. I have allocated it to you.

When you have completed this please download the task and complete it. 

Phonics task

English

WALT – write sentences to describe a character. Part 2

Today’s lesson carries on from yesterday.

Yesterday we wrote some describing (adjectives) words down to describe one of the characters from the story of Sleeping Beauty. Today I would like you choose three adjectives from your list and use them in three different sentences.

Remember that to include capital letters, finger spaces, full stops and that you can read your own writing back. Please send me you sentences to my email by the end of today. I expect you to have the correct letter formation.

Maths

WALT – Double our numbers

We are going to start by playing a game called ‘Doubles archery’. Get the correct answer to get your arrow on the target.

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

Let’s sing our doubles song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4U2QLjqripY

Yesterday in class we looked at using a doubling machine. Whatever number you put in you add it again and the double comes out.

 

If I put the number 2 in and double it 2 + 2 = 4, so 4 will come out.

If I put the number 3 in and double it 3 + 3 = 6, so 6 will come out.

I want you to go and collect some small objects, marbles or Lego whatever you may have. You will need at least 20 objects and a box. To help us we are going to be using a bead string.

Interactive beadstring https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/rekenrek/index.html

Now we are going to imagine that your box has now magically become a ‘Doubling Machine’! Whatever number of objects you put into the machine you have to double and find that number.

Place 6 objects into the box and press the big red button. Can you hear it working? Using your bead string show me 6 beads.  It is now doubling the number 6, what is the answer? Find that number again on your bead string. You should have a group of 6 beads and another group of 6 beads. How many altogether? Count your objects to check.

Now click on the task to have a go at doubling these numbers

Doubles task

Challenge: If I have these numbers coming out of my machine, what number did I put in first to get these doubles?

6

8

10

12

 

Thursday 11th June 2020 Year 1

Phonics

Let’s begin by singing our phase 4 tricky words song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NOzgR1ANc4

Today we are going to be using Bug Club to read our books. Please log onto Bug Club and get reading! If you haven’t finished yesterday’s phonic work then please do so now.

English

WALT – Describe a character from Sleeping Beauty using adjectives within a sentence.

Today’s lesson carries on from yesterday.

Yesterday we wrote some describing (adjectives) words down to describe one of the characters from the story of Sleeping Beauty. Today I would like you use the adjectives from your list and write a short paragraph to describe the kind of character that they are. Remember to use conjunctions to extend your sentences and that I expect a good level of presentation and sentence structure.

Please email me your paragraphs by the end of today.

Your writing expectations in Year 1 are:

  • Most letters formed correctly (lower and upper case).
  • ‘and’ is used to join clauses together.
  • Capital letters, full stops and finger spaces are used correctly.
  • Capital letters are used for names of people, places and the personal pronoun ‘I’.
  • The common exception words for Year 1 are being used and spelt correctly.
  • Question and exclamation marks are beginning to be used.

Maths

WALT – make equal groups and calculate how many there are.

All this week we have been looking at making equal groups of objects and finding out how many objects we have all together. Today we are going to be looking at some problem solving activities.

 You will need cubes or a bead string or some small objects, marbles or Lego for example, to help you.

Have a look at this problem:

 

First of all we need to look at how many pigs there were altogether and find that number of objects.

We know that Simon split the 20 pigs into 4 equal groups. Have a go at doing that now with your objects. Remember that each of the four groups must be equal.

We could group them like this

 

How many are in each group?

Are the groups equal?

How many pigs altogether?

How can you write the repeated addition to show this?

 TASK:

We now need to show how Sally grouped them but using unequal groups.

How many ways can you make unequal groups? Use objects to help you and record your answers.

CHALLENGE: Toy aeroplanes have 5 wheels. How many wheels would you need to make different numbers of aeroplanes?

Wednesday 10th June 2020 Reception

Phonics

To start with we are going to play ‘quickwrite’ grapheme. Ask your grown up to read the phase 2 sounds using the flashcards (you will find these towards the top of the page). You have to write them down correctly and neatly in the quickest time you can. When you have finished, check to make sure you have got them right.

Next we are going to log onto active primary and have go at the lesson which is called Unit 12 Language Lesson One I have allocated it to you.

When you have completed this please play the game called ‘Unit 12 adjacent consonants’ that I have allocated you.

English

WALT – Develop our understanding of Fairy Tales

Our new topic is called ‘Did Sleeping Beauty live happily ever after?’ and I am very excited about it. Sleeping Beauty is going to be our key text this half term. Today I would like you to share a copy with your grown up. If you don't have a copy you can click here to access one. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adI0ksJODe4.

Now I want you to chose one of the characters from the story and write some describing words about them. Think about what they look like, what they do in the story, are they good or bad and any things you can think of.

When you have done this I want you to write three sentences that describe the character using the words you have collected.

Sleeping Beauty Pictures

Character sheet

You have two days to complete this task.

Other things you can do to help your learning: role play the story, make the characters from play dough or creative materials, ,practice writing parts of the story, paint or chalk pictures from the story in the right sequence.

 

Maths

WALT – Double our numbers

Warm up – have a go at playing doubles on Hit the Button. Click on the selection that says doubles to 10. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Today we are going to learn a doubling song. Click here and listen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4U2QLjqripY

Now click here and work through the doubling machine lesson

Remember what comes out is double of what you out in.

Your task today will involve finding the doubles for the given numbers on the sheet. They are in the form of addition calculations. Use objects to help you if you need to. Remember when we double we add the same amount again.

TASK

Challenge - the challenge today involves the use of doubles and halving. Give it a go.

Challenge

Wednesday 10th June 2020 Year 1

Phonics

Today we are going to start off by looking at our phase 4 flashcards. Click on the link towards the top of the page and ask go through the sounds. Make sure that you are reading the cards carefully so that you get the pronunciation correct.

Today we are looking at the ‘ai’ sound written as ‘eigh’, ‘ey’ and ‘ei’.  I would like you to log onto Active Primary and complete the lesson on this.

When you have done this please play the game click on the link below to and fill in the correct missing words for the sentences.

Phonics task.

English

WALT – Develop our understanding of Fairy Tales

Our new topic is called ‘Did Sleeping Beauty live happily ever after?' and I am very excited about it.  Sleeping Beauty is going to be our key text this half term. Today I would like you to share a copy with your grown up. If you don't have a copy you can click here to access one. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adI0ksJODe4.

Parents/Carers, below is a list of questions that I would like you to ask your child whilst sharing different tales. This can be done as a discussion and is to help your child develop their understanding of the different tales and how they are put together.

Next we are going to be thinking about the characters that we find in fairy tales and how we can describe them. Can you remember what we call a describing word?

Click on the link below and choose one of the characters that you can see on the sheet. Next make a list of adjectives that you can use to describe your character. Don’t just think about what the character looks like but think about how the character might act, their personality, their feelings.

When you have made your list I would like you to write a paragraph that describes the character you have chosen.

Sleeping Beauty Character Pics

Click here for a character description word bank to help you.

This is a big task so you have two days to complete it in.

Maths

W.A.L.T - Use objects to make equal groups.

Today we are going to carry on looking at making equal groups.

Warm up – Can you group the dog’s bones equally?

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

 

Can you think of a calculation to show how many there are?

 

Now have a go at the following task. Write down your calculations at the side of each one.

Maths task.

Challenge

Click here for the challenge

Tuesday 9th June 2020 Reception

Phonics

Flashcards – phase 2 and 3 please

Remember that this week we are revising how to say and spell some longer words.

Let’s begin with our phase 3 tricky word song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R087lYrRpgY

Here are some examples of those longer words.

Help

Just

Tent

Belt

Please reads these words then put them into a sentence. Think carefully about how your sentence is going to be put together.

English

W.A.L.T - design a poster about washing our hands.

I want you to finish off your posters today about how to wash hands properly.

Watch the video again if you want to. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9VjeIWLnEg

Now I would like you to think very hard about the order that we have to wash our hands in? What do we do first? What happens next? Why don’t you go and give your hands a wash so you can see what you do.

Now I want you to click on the link below for the task.

Task

Can you sequence the pictures in the right order to show the correct way to wash our hands?

Challenge: Can you write a sentence for each picture?

Maths

W.A.L.T - double numbers

Can you remember what doubling means? It means adding the amount again, so if I had 5 oranges I would need another 5 to double it up. This means that all together I have 10 oranges.

How many would I have if I doubled 3? How about 6?

Today we are going to be using a dice and any little objects or toys that you have at home.

If you don’t have a dice then you can click on the interactive one below. I would like you roll the dice and count out that number of objects. Now can you double that number and write down the number sentence for it?

Challenge: Can you double the double? If I doubled 5 then this would give me 10. But what is double 10? Write down as many as you can.

Interactive dice https://www.online-stopwatch.com/chance-games/roll-a-dice/

 

Tuesday 9th June 2020 Year 1

Phonics

Let’s begin by singing our phase 4 tricky words song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NOzgR1ANc4

Today we are going to continue to revise the different ways of writing our ‘ee’ digraph. Let’s look at our split vowel digraph of e_e. These happen in such words as:

Theme

Scene – the ‘c’ is silent in this word.

Evening

Delete

Compete

Can you see the split vowel digraph? I want you to pick three of the words and write three sentences, one for each of the words you have chosen.

 

English

W.A.L.T - design a poster about washing our hands.

I want you to finish off your posters today about how to wash hands properly.

Yesterday you started to write instructions on how to wash your hands, please finish that off today making sure that your work is neat and each sentence begins with a capital letter, the words have finger spaces between them and that they finish with full stop. How many words can you spell correctly? Have you used our prefix ‘un’ that we learnt about before half-term?

 

Maths

W.A.L.T - Use objects to make equal groups.

I would like you have a go at these questions and share them out into equal groups. Read the questions carefully and use objects to help you when sharing them equally.

Maths task

Challenge

Click here for today’s challenge.

Monday 8th June 2020 Reception

 Phonics

Please log onto Active Primary. We are going to be revising reading longer words this week. I would like you to go through the lesson on Active Primary. Can you find any longer words in your reading books.  I have allocated the lesson for you.

English

W.A.L.T - design a poster about washing our hands.

We are thinking hard about the Coronavirus and how we can keep safe. How could we make sure we stay safe and keep those germs away?

Please watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9VjeIWLnEg

Please design a poster about how to wash our hands properly. Remember that the poster needs to inform people about how to do something properly. Remember to make your illustrations clear. When you have finished your illustration I would like you to add some text to the poster to label the different parts.

Parents/Guardians – The expectations for Reception in writing are:

  • Children use their phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds.
  • They also write some irregular common words.
  • They write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others.
  • Some words are spelt correctly and others are phonetically plausible.

Maths

W.A.L.T - double numbers

This week are going to be looking at doubling. Doubling is where we have an amount and then get the same amount again. If I had 3 apples then to double it I would need 3 more. How much is this all togther

Please look through this presentation. 

Doubling

Count out a number of objects making sure that you touch count to say how many there are.  Next we want to double it so how many more do we need? We need the same amount again  because that is what doubling is. Now repeat with other numbers. Please record your number doubles. Challenge: can you put the doubles into a number sentence? Which operation are we going to use? Will be + or -?

 

Monday 8th June 2020 Year 1

Click here to access this weeks spellings

 

Phonics

Today we are going to be revising 'ee' written as 'ea'. We have to be careful when we are thinking about our spellings that we are writing the correct digraph. It is very difficult as the phonemes sound the same. This is why learning our spellings is very important as it helps us to correctly identify which sound to use. 

I have allocated the lesson on Active Primary for you.

Can you write down words that use the 'ea' digraph as part of a sentence?

Click here to access your spellings for this week.

English

W.A.L.T - Design a poster to inform people

We are thinking hard about the Coronavirus and how we can keep safe. How could we make sure we stay safe and keep those germs away

Please watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9VjeIWLnEg

Please design a poster about how to wash our hands properly. Remember that the poster needs to inform people about how to do something properly. A good poster will have clear illustrations and text to support the message of the information. Research how you can do this properly.  I would like you to write a set of instructions to go with your poster telling people how to wash their hands properly. Remember to use your time connectives and sentence openers, first, second, next, after that. 

Parents/Carers the expectations for writing in Year 1 are:

  • Most letters formed correctly (lower and upper case).
  • ‘and’ is used to join clauses together.
  • Capital letters, full stops and finger spaces are used correctly.
  • Capital letters are used for names of people, places and the personal pronoun ‘I’.
  • The common exception words for Year 1 are being used and spelt correctly.
  • Question and exclamation marks are beginning to be used.

Maths

W.A.L.T - Use objects to make equal groups.

This week we are going to begin to at making equal groups.

Please watch https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=year+1+making+equal+groups&ru=%2fvideos%2fsearch%3fq%3dyear%2b1%2bmaking%2bequal%2bgroups%26FORM%3dHDRSC3&view=detail&mid=643314A21D562AC40B54643314A21D562AC40B54&&FORM=VDRVRV

Now using this sheet can you make equal groups using different objects?

Equal groups

 Challenge:

Challenge sheet

Friday 5th June 2020 Reception

Phonics

 Please continue to with yesterdays split digraph sheet

English

WALT - Correct sentence structure

Please continue with correcting those poorly sentences from yesterday.

Maths

WALT - share objects equally

Please begin with writing your numbers from 0-20 correctly.

Click on the sheet below. Can you share the food between the teddies fairly so that they have the same amount each?

Sharing task

Friday 5th June 2020 Year 1

Phonics

 It's the time of the week for spellings. Have a last look at your spellings and ask a grown up to test you. Please send me your spellings by Sunday 7th June 2020.

English 

WALT - Obtain information from a piece of text.

Please have a go at this reading comprehension. There are three different versions. I would like you to do the ones that have two and three stars at the bottom.

Reading comprehension

Maths

WALT - Use the part whole method to revise subtraction

 Today we are going to be looking at addition and subtraction using the part whole model. Watch the video below and then click on the task and have a go at that. 

Maths video

Maths Task

Maths task answers

Thursday 4th June 2020 Reception

Phonics

We are going to continue to look at split vowel digraphs. Over the next two days we will be using the following digraphs:

o_e as in bone

e_e as in delete

u_e as in tube

a_e as in snake

i_e as in bike

Click on the link below that will take you to the work I would like you to do. You have to write the word that goes with the picture. This is a two-day activity and will be your phonics for tomorrow.

Split digraphs sheet

 

English

WALT - Correct sentence structure

We are going to begin with a story. Click below to listen to 'What the Ladybird Heard'.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eu9mPX7DuLA

 For today and tomorrow I have some sentences that have been taken from the story but they have all been jumbled up and need correcting. Please look at the sentences and write them down correctly. It may be that the words are in the wrong order, finger spaces are missing or there may be no full stops. Have a good look and make those poorly sentences better.

Sentences sheet

Maths

 WALT - create patterns that we see in the environment.

You can carry on today with the activities from yesterday making patterns with 'The Snail and the Whale'.

Thursday 4th June 2020 Year 1

Phonics 

We will begin by singing our phase 4 tricky word song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NOzgR1ANc4

Let's carry on by looking at our three different ways of saying the ai sound. ai,  ay, a_e.

I would like you to click on the story below and read through. Look for words that contain one of the three sounds. Highlight the 'ai' words in red, 'ay' words in blue and 'a_e words in yellow.

Phonics Task

English

WALT - Use our spellings to create sentences

Today I would like you to use our English time to have a really good go at learning your spellings. Remember to use the look, cover, write, check method to help you and always aim to get them all correct. When you have done your spellings please think of and write down some sentences that use your spelling words.

Maths

WALT - Revise our bonds to 10 using the part whole method

Today we are going to be revising our number bonds to 10 using the part whole method.We are looking at  Lesson 1. 

Click here to access the teaching video.

Now click below to find the task.

Maths task

 

Wednesday 3rd June 2020 Reception

Phonics

Today and the rest of this week we are going to revisit our split digraphs. Can you remember what a split digraph looks like? It is a sound with two letters that is split by another letter.

Have a go at this sheet which looks at the split a_e and i_e sound.

Phonics work

Can you find any more examples in any books that you have?

English

WALT - Write a simple sentence

Today we are going to be looking at writing simple sentences. I have given you a sheet that has two superhero pictures on it. Look at the pictures and think what sentence you could write about it. Talk about it first to a grown up, really think hard what about what words you are going to use. There is a word box on the sheet to help you. Remember to use capital letters, full stops and finger spaces. 

Superhero Sheet

Maths

WALT - create patterns that we see in the environment.

Today we are going to start off by watching the story 'The Snail and the Whale'. 

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

Please click on the link below to take you to the maths work. There are two activities which you can have a go at over the next two days. One is a very yummy activity!

https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Day-1-The-Snail-and-the-Whale.pdf

Wednesday 3rd June 2020 Year 1

Phonics

This week we are going to be looking at revising the different ways of writing the ai sound – ai, ay, a_e., Click below to complete the work.

ai, ay, a_e sheet

English

WALT - Use an illustration to create a short piece of writing.

Today we are going to be looking at writing sentences using an illustration as a prompt. I want you to look at the picture of people on the beach and write some sentences about what you can see, what the people are doing, what they might be thinking/feeling etc. I want you to be extending your sentences using different conjunctions such as and, but, so. 

Beach picture sheet

Maths

WALT - Revise counting in 10's

 Today we are going to be revising counting in 10's. We used a 100 square last half term. Remember the patterns that you created on your 100 square and the location of the numbers when we are counting in 10's.  Click on the link to access the work.

Counting in ten's.

 

Tuesday 2nd June 2020 Reception

Phonics/English

WALT - Read a short story and answer questions about it

 Today I would like you have a go at this reading comprehension activity. Read the short story carefully and have a go at answering the questions.

Reading activity

Maths

WALT - Revise our knowledge of shapes

Please continue with the work from yesterday.

Tuesday 2nd June 2020 Year 1

Phonics/English

WALT - Obtain information from a piece of text.

 Today I would like you have a go at this reading comprehension activity. Read the short story carefully and have a go at answering the questions.

Reading activity

Maths

WALT - revise our addition and subtraction

Please continue with the work from yesterday.

Monday 1st June 2020 Reception

Phonics

Flashcards – go through all of your phonemes and say each one out loud, which ones do you know?

Flashcard Sounds

Revision – we are going to revise our phase 2 and 3 tricky words.

Let’s begin with our two tricky word songs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvMyssfAUx0 phase 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R087lYrRpgY phase 3

 

English

WALT - Retell our holiday news

Please write a diary entry about your holiday news. I would like to you plan what you are going to write first to make sure your sentences make sense and are correct. Use your phonics to segment and blend words together before you write them to help you to spell them correctly.

Parents/Guardians – The expectations for Reception in writing are:

  • Children use their phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds.
  • They also write some irregular common words.
  • They write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others.
  • Some words are spelt correctly and others are phonetically plausible.

Maths

WALT - Revise our knowledge of shapes

I would like to see what you can remember from our shape work last term. Have a go at answering these questions, ask your grown up to help read the questions.

Maths activity

You have two days to do this activity.

Parents/Carers – please work through this with your child taking your time. Give the children thinking time and correct any mistakes they make.

Monday 1st June 2020 Year 1

Phonics

This week we are going to be looking at revising the different ways of writing the ai sound – ai, ay, a_e

Here are your spellings for this week:

Rain

Train

Name

Bake

Cave

Birthday

Stay

Eat

Everyone

Today

English

WALT – retell our holiday news

Please write a diary entry about your holiday news. I would like to you plan it so that you have included capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.at  Remember to use time openers to make your writing varied and interesting and be as descriptive as you can.

  • Most letters formed correctly (lower and upper case).
  • ‘and’ is used to join clauses together.
  • Capital letters, full stops and finger spaces are used correctly.
  • Capital letters are used for names of people, places and the personal pronoun ‘I’.
  • The common exception words for Year 1 are being used and spelt correctly.
  • Question and exclamation marks are beginning to be used.

 

Maths

WALT - revise our addition and subtraction calculations

I would like to see what you can remember from our addition and subtraction work last term. Have a go at answering these questions, ask your grown up to help read the questions.

Maths activity                            Maths activity answers

You have two days to do this activity.

Parents/Carers – please work through this with your child taking your time. Give the children thinking time and correct any mistakes they make.

 

 

 

 

Have a look a some of the work our class did for our Castles topic

Photographs

Facebook Private Group now set up if you want to join. Search groups for Upton Snodsbury CofE First.

Mrs Tullet always went the extra mile and would do anything for anyone. When I heard she was going to London for the half term holiday I begged her to take Winston with her for some sight seeing. After a bit of encouragement she took on this role and really pushed the boat out by taking photos in Convent garden, a telephone box, on a tube, outside the Lion King theatre, Buckingham Palace, on the London Eye and even had some photographs with some London police officers. She laughed the whole time she was there and even asked if she could take him away next time. I will print these pictures and put them on the front page of Winston's book for us all to remember our incredible Mrs Tullet. Family is everything, Mrs Tullet would believe, so hug your loved ones lots and let's all keep smiling for our favourite secretary, 

Love and miss you all, Miss Jones xxxx

I would like to say a huge well done for all of the fantastic home learning that is happenning. I am very proud to see the effort and time taken to carry on your learning at home. Remember to keep sending me photos of everything you are doing.

STOP PRESS! I can now be contacted on askelton@upsnodsfirst.worcs.sch.uk

Harry and Louis have been working very hard at home and having lot's of fun!

A huge well done to Xander who has been keeping his reading going at home. Good boy.

A fab thumbs up for Lydia who has been working hard at home. Good girl Lydia.

Read Joe's exciting adventure story.

I am loving Koen's fantastic Spring poem and measuring of his technicolour caterpillar!. Well done Koen.

Fancy an exciting read? Take at look at Sammy's first instalment of his adventure story. What will happen next?

Well done to Joseph in Year 1 for a lovely Spring Poem.

Henry has been working hard learning his bonds to 10 as well as being a chef making sure he has the correct measuements. Well done Henry.

Some more of Joe's amazing work at home. A massive well done Joe.

I think we all need cheering up at the moment so have a read of Sophie's lovely Spring poem.

Let me introduce you to our new scientist Dr. Croft (BSc, MSc, PHD) who has been doing some mindblowing science investigations at home! Well done Dr. Croft!

A huge well done to Joe in Reception who has been using measuring skills to make edible slime as part of his maths activity. I hope you've made enough for all of us!

Take a look at Sammy's amazing travel brochure about Brazil. It looks like an amazing place to visit, colourful and vibrant. Well done Sammy.

YEAR R 1 GALLERY

Year R/1

This Term we are looking at answering:

  Where will your adventures take you?

March 2020

We started our worldwide adventures by visiting Africa for Arts Week. We learnt an African dance and played on the Djambe, which is an African drum - we made a lot of noise! ..

                                                                                                                        December 2019
It's Christmas Week! We have had so much fun cooking reindeer biscuits, singing carols in the Oak, playing post offices and posting our cards in the post box
and making lots of Christmas crafts.
                                                                                                                       December 2019
Wow what a busy 2 weeks it’s been in Year R 1. In Maths the children have been learning all about doubles and both Year R and 1 are becoming super
mathematicians using their number facts. They are
coming up to us telling us what 2 + 2 and 5 + 5 makes. As you could tell this week, we have been practising and
preparing our Nativity performance to make it as perfect as it was. We are so proud of
our children for being so independent and making it a memorable occasion.
                                                                                                                         November 2019
Wow, what a change we have seen with our new reception children, reading their HF words, remembering their sounds and writing their name independently. We
are so proud of them, and can see how far they have come already. Over the two weeks, we have been learning to count money and recognise their value. Year 1’s
have been buying items from our dinosaur museum using coins to show we do not have a 6p coin. Please help your child at home by counting money as this is still a
key skill in life. We have been reading the story of Harry and the bucketful of dinosaurs. Year 1 are planning their own setting where Harry may lose his bucket
and Year R’s have been telling me which dinosaurs are in their buckets. Thank you for all the Nativity Costumes we have had in already in a named bag.
                                                                                                                         November 2019
What a start to our new topic, all about dinosaurs. We have loved being in our new role play area, pretending to be dinosaurs like our Brontosaurus or being a
fossil finder in our dinosaur museum. The children have explored how we classify animals into groups by what they eat and call them herbivores, carnivores or
omnivores. We realised that we are all herbivores in our class. All of children have been busy drawing pictures for their weekend news and even our Year Rs are
now trying to write about it. To help them with their memories, please talk to your child after the weekend or the Monday morning before school about what you
have been up to. You can always write a note on a post it so we can help remind them. We cannot believe the change our chick has made, so we have now bought a
bigger pen so Cheep has more space to run and jump. On Monday we voted and chose our own part we wanted to play in our Nativity. Now we are starting to sing
and learn our lines for our big performance.

Autumn 1

How do we care for animals?

                                                                                                                        October 2019 
These two weeks we have been practising our number bonds to 10 in Year 1 by singing our farmer Pete song. Reception have been helping us to count our sheep that
have got lost and have been counting one more and one less. On Thursday 17th October we had one egg that hatched and we now have a new, fluffy friend to look
after. We have been looking after our chick by feeding it and keeping it hydrated by changing its water. Now it is a week old, we have been lucky to hold and stroke 
our chick. It was lovely to see so many parents this week, have a lovely half term break.
                                                                                                                          October 2019
Well done to all the children who read the story of the little red hen out loud for everyone in the church to hear at our harvest festival. We are well on our way
with our phase 2 sounds and showing our friends and family our actions. Keep it up! We have been identifying animals body parts and comparing them to other
animals to show what makes them similar or different. This week the children really enjoyed their visit to Aston Hall Farm on Wednesday. While we were at the
farm we saw geese and some sheep. We learnt how Kate and Rob looked after their animals to keep them healthy. We then went on a tractor ride and had a tour
of the farm to see the horses, foals, cows and calves. And we got to see how the fields are used to grow wheat and corn for the animals. In our math's we have
been exploring different number bonds to 5, 6, 7 and 8. The children love singing the Jack Hartman number pairs songs.
                                                                                                                         October 2019
Here we are reading the story of the little red hen in our Harvest Festival.
                                                                                                                      September 2019
The children are working really hard to be independent in the morning and carry all their belongings into the classroom and find where to place it. Last week we
visited the forest of Arden agricultural show and saw a range of tractors ploughing. It's so lovely to hear who has been showing their family the photos from our
visit to the Forest of Arden show on the website. Well done to all children who participated in the art competition with their spoons or hand prints. Our class won
five certificates! In our English lessons, we have been learning how to retell the story of the little red hen. We can't wait to show you at the Harvest Festival.
                                                                                                                       September 2019
It has been an exciting start to our school journey. We have had an incredible two weeks learning our class rules and routines followed by eating school
dinners all by our self. Our children have made lots of new friends and are showing us they can work well with their learning partners on the carpet.
Year Rs and 1s are impressing us everyday with their listening skills as they are keen to show us their name and numbers. We have started our farm topic
by reading the stories of 'on the farm' and the pig in the pond where we are creating farm crafts. Our Year 1s are learning about the body and have been
labeling different body parts outside using chalk. We are looking forward to our school visit to the Forest of Arden next week.
                                                                       Summer 2
Who were pirates and what did they do?
                                                                                                                          June 2019
Well done to all the children who have been practising their high frequency words and have wowed us as they can now read lots of our words by sight.
It is great to see how much children are accessing their bug club books. Keep it up! This week we have had a water week.
We had an incredible time at Weston Super Mare and could recognise the different homes found at the seaside. After this, we chose to take part in different
challenges on the sand. We created a sandcastle town or village, hid and found buried treasure, played bat and balls and even went for a paddle in the sea!
                                                                                                                        June 2019
Yesterday we had an incredible day with Mr Caddle, the pirate man. Thank you everyone for all your effort in dressing up, the children had great fun!
We learnt about what it was like to be a pirate, what they wore, where they kept their treasure, different ships they sailed and even heard a cannon fire.
                                                                       Summer 1
How is living at the seaside different from living in Upton Snodsbury?
                                                                                                                          May 2019
What a busy term we have had! Well done to everyone keeping up their listening and persevering skills to ensure great learning.
All children have written fantastic stories about the lighthouse keeper's lunch. In topic we have been looking at the key features in Upton Snodsbury
and what makes our village special. We have been on two walks identifying the different homes in our village and also had a great experience watching the
local farmer sheer their sheep. It was fascinating to watch and we all had lots of questions!
                                                                                                                          May 2019
We have had a wonderful two weeks learning all about the seaside. A huge thank you to all the effort that was put into making our wonderful seaside
pictures and models. We have been reading the story of the Lighthouse Keeper's lunch and designing the setting in the classroom.
Because the seagulls were eating Mr Grinling's lunch, we created our very own disgusting sandwich to stop the seagulls.
In Maths we have been finding half and a quarter of objects and shapes, let us know if you find anything that is a half/quarter at home.
                                                                        Spring 2
What can be found in a Woodland?
                                                                                                                          April 2019
This week we have been celebrating how hard everyone is trying on their bug club. Please speak to me on Parents Evening if you are still unsure
how to access this. It is amazing to see that our 5 caterpillars have turned into chrysalises. I cannot wait to see how they change next week.
Our grass heads have grown and we now have hair.
                                                                                                                    March 2019
This week we have been reading the Gruffalo. From this we have been learning about questions and question marks. We have thought of questions we would like
to ask the Gruffalo and answered them as though we are the Gruffalo. In the afternoons we have been learning about plants and trees and have made our very
own grass heads using tights. We also have some very special visitors living in our classroom so we can watch them grow. Can you spot them?
Every Monday we share what we did at the weekend and write about it. Sometimes we struggle to remember what we have been up to.
Can you please talk to your child on a Monday morning about their weekend or even write us a little post it note to help us remind them. Thank you!
                                                                                                                    March 2019
We have spent two weeks on our story of Where the Wild Things are and the children have been sequencing the story, describe the setting of the woodlands
and the main character Max. We have been sketching a woodland tree and using collages to create the different textures and using oil pastels to draw and
colour our own wild thing. Well done to everyone's costumes they have helped us so much to imagine, act and become a real wild thing. 
                                                                        Spring 1
What is a Traditional Fairy Tale?
                                                                                                                               February 2019 
We had our first sharing this week and didn't we do well. I am so proud of everyone in our class for speaking and sharing their work with our school
and our families. We all said something we wanted to share and could stand up at the right time independently. Well done!
                                                                                                                            February 2019 
Happy Chinese New Year! Wow, what an experience! Thank you to everyone for making their own passport ready to board the Upton Snodsbury Plane to China.
We had great fun experiencing departures, going through security, having our passports checked and then boarding our plane.
Once we arrived in China, we ate at the Chinese restaurant, wrote Chinese numbers, painted blossom trees, created a Chinese dragon and lion dance,
made lanterns and fans, used chopsticks on our funky fingers table and finally made, wrote and ate our very own fortune cookies. What a busy week!
                                                                                                                          February 2019        
We've had a lovely two weeks of Fairy tale surprises in our classroom. We started with little red riding hood's basket being left in our woodland with
food in last week and a bridge with water for the Billy Goats Gruff to trip trap over in our classroom. From this we have labelled characters and settings
from the stories and we are now writing the story of the Three Billy Goats Gruff using adjectives to make our writing more exciting! Over the past two weeks,
the
children have learnt how to log onto their Worcestershire learning gateway and have learnt how to print in computing. We've enjoyed sorting our animals
and learning their group names. I cannot believe how many stickers I've been giving out for reading at least three times a week!
You'll soon be in Mrs Barber's box. Keep it up!
                                                                                                                          January 2019           
A super effort in spellings this week and well done to those who won a raffle ticket, I'll have to buy a new book!
We have had a great two weeks in R/1 as we came to school and noticed the role play had changed into a woodland but we couldn't get upstairs.
The first week we read, acted and danced to Goldilocks and the three bears. Then this week we noticed a bag of magic beans had been dropped in the
woods only to see it had grown into a huge beanstalk and now we can climb up into the clouds to get into the castle in the sky. How magical our classroom is!
                                                                        Autumn 2
Why do people visit London?
                                                                                    Dec 2018 
It's Christmas jumper day! Thank you to all who brought in a donation for the Christmas jumper charity.
                                                                                   Dec 2018
Well done to all the children who have brought in their filled bingo sheets and have been practicing their
spellings. Over the past two weeks, we have been learning about the great fire of London that happened in 1666.
We have been acting out the story using our own bakery on fire, writing our own diary extract like Samuel
Pepys did,
creating our own artwork showing the houses they had made from wood and using crayons to show
the flames burning.
In forest school we have created houses out of natural materials and this week we had a
real fire!
                                                           Nov 2018
Thank you to all our family who came to visit our class and read our new books with us.
                                                                                            Nov 2018
A big congratulations to our 10 children in Year 1 who scored 10 out of 10 in their spellings last week. 
We have had a busy two weeks using our teddies to help write our own stories of Paddington. After finding
Paddington’s magical suitcase in the classroom, we made delicious marmalade cake, using his recipe.
                                                 Autumn 1
How do superheroes make a difference?
                                                                                       October 2018 
To finish our topic, we have designed our own superhero capes.
First we chose what colour we wanted to tie dye the old bed sheets, then what shaped logo we wanted and
finally the colour of our letter to show what superhero we are. Thank you to all of our family who came to
visit our super classroom and see us dressed head to toe as superheroes!
                                                                                     October 2018 
In English we have been surprised every morning, vegetables have been tied up around our classroom.
We decided, making a supertato would help save our vegetables. We have helped mash evil pea's friends,
hammer them out of the ice and play hot seating and act like one of the superhero vegetables.
September 2018 
These are pictures of our first forest school afternoon as a whole class.
We enjoyed exploring our mud kitchen, creating dens, finding different leaves and working together.
                                                                             September 2018 
Our new reception children have had lots of fun for their first full time week.
We have been learning our new sounds and have been exploring numbers using dice and number lines.

This summer term we have been answering the question:

What would dinosaurs and animals need to live?

June 2018

In Science, we have been learning about growing plants and what plants need to survive. We have planted our own sunflower seeds and we are undertaking a scientific experiment to see how seeds grow and what they need.

June 2018

This week during Forest School, we watched the live broadcast of Springwatch Wild Academy, which was to all schools interested. We all really enjoyed it and then went out side and built homes for the animals we saw on the broadcast.  

June 2018

This week, we have 'learning all about me' and what things we need to do to keep us healthy. We tasted a variety of fruits, designed and then made our own fruit kebabs. 

May 2018

During Forest School this week, Mr Macefield kindly came into school to help with the pond dipping. He is an ecologist and we all enjoyed finding out all about the animals that live in the pond and identifying what they are.  Thank you Mr Macefield, it was really interesting!

May 2018

We have had a very exciting week, as we have watched our eggs hatch and then we even got a chance to hold the chicks!

May 2018

This week in Maths, we have been making amounts using money to buy two, or more dinosaurs. The challenge for Year 1 was to add 4 amounts.

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