Hello Year 1
How are you all? We hope that you and your families are all keeping yourselves safe at home.
We can’t believe the change in weather this week, we are disappointed that the sunshine has disappeared, and hope it returns soon. We hope that you have kept yourselves busy indoors, and that you are enjoying your home learning activities. We know how hard it can be for you to keep motivated with home learning, but we try to make them as fun as possible. It has been great catching up with you over the phone and hearing about all the things you are learning about at home. If we haven’t caught up with you yet, we will be speaking to you very soon.
Here are your Home Learning Activities for this week.
The Year 1 team 👍
This week please focus on your inference. Ask you adult to use the questions on the ‘Infer’ section on the vipers bookmark.
Please see the Vipers bookmark at the bottom of the home learning for the 18th May.
More books can be found at: Oxford Owl e-books library
Login and join for free.
On the library page click on…levels, book band and choose your child’s sticker colour.
You can also read books from home. Remember to read a range of texts: fiction and non fiction books, poems, recipes, instructions, magazines, comics etc.
BBC Bitesize English – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zgkw2hv
ICT Games. – Here is a lovely website with lots of activities related to phonics, English and other useful topic activities. https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/literacy.html
Twinkl- Type in your phonic phase or particular sound into the search bar at the top
Youtube– these videos are great!
Geraldine the Giraffe
Please share the story of The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson. If you have this story at home, then please use the book. If not, please watch this video of the story.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x887mPO9X9c. Once you have read the story or watched the video, please complete the two activities below.
★ Activity 1
At the end of the story, the snail tells his friends all about his adventure. Can you write what he might have said to them?
★ Activity 2
There is a lot of rhyming in the story. Can you find the rhyming words? Can you find other words which rhyme with them?
Here is an animation video for you to enjoy, just for fun!
★ Activity 3
Being at home all the time might make you dream of places you could visit. If you were the snail where would you ask the Whale to go? Can you make a story map of your journey? You can draw pictures and write sentences to go with each stage of your journey.
Your story maps might look like this….
This week we are learning to half numbers and shapes.
Remind yourself of what we did last week by watching this video.
- Ask an adult to give you a piece of A4 paper. See how many ways you can fold that piece of paper in half. Remember that there must be two equal parts for it to be a half. Here is one way to get you started.
You can find half of numbers too not just different shapes. Remember like a shape there still needs to be two equal parts.
Here are 8 cats. I have found half by putting them into two equal groups of 4. That means 4 is half of 8.
Have a go at these now. If you have objects that can represent these circles (toys, buttons, pencils, lego, duplo, pasta) you can use them or you can draw them out.
Fill this in for each number:
There are ____ circles.
Half of ____ is ____
- Now try these.
Now let’s try a problem.
What is inside planet Earth?
Watch these clips to help you.
Think of a way to show the layers of the Earth. You could draw a picture or make a model, 2D or 3D.
Have a look at what we made in school…
Help to prepare a meal for your family.
With your adults can you…
- Chop up or peel any vegetables?
- Weigh out your ingredients?
- Mix and stir?
- Set the table with cutlery, drinks and condiments etc?
- Serve up part or all of the meal?
Remember to stay safe. Listen to your adult carefully and keep away from any hot areas of the kitchen like the hop or the oven.
When we all return to school, we will be with our friends again.
What does the word ‘friend’ mean to you?
Listen to these children talking about being a good friend.
The Friendship code
Think about how to be a good friend.
Make your own ‘Friendship code’. Include everything that you feel is important for positive friendships.
You could make your code colourful, decorate it or even draw your friends underneath it.
We hope you enjoy your home learning this week 😊