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Welcome to Class 1DO

Welcome to our class page.  We are a class of 31 friendly, hardworking children, who love to learn new and exciting things.  We are continuing our learning journey this year with Mrs Dwan, Mrs Oldhams and Mrs Turnbull.

We will be visiting lots of new topics as we develop our skills in maths, English and lots of other subjects through exciting, active lessons.

We will also be helping each other to understand the Christian Values and follow them in our daily lives.

We hope you enjoy looking at our class page.

Please see below resources as mentioned in emails to our year 1 family group during the COVID lockdown

Week 17 of Lockdown                             (Summer 2 week 7)
English 
This week, in our Year 1 Pod our English is focusing on a book called ‘Click Clack Moo’. Our English and art will be based around this story. The link below is an online version of the story we are going to read. This work will be done over three days. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rhGzj6Dt1E


Task 1 
Read (listen) to the story up to page 7, when the cows leave a message for the farmer. 
The children are going to imagine that they are the farmer and write a short letter back to the cows.


Task 2 
Read (listen) onto the end of the story and write a set of farmyard rules.


Task 3
Children to write the next part of the story after receiving the duck’s letter. How did Farmer Brown feel?  Outraged, cross, angry…What was he to do?


Phonics
Our focus this week is rapid recall of Phase 3 sounds and their application in words.
We are going to use Phonics play games and then practise spelling words independently from the games. 


Challenge – Practise spelling and reading our Year 1 common exception words. The below links are a fun way of doing this – Tricky word songs.
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R087lYrRpgY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ri4u0TjAZ38
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvMyssfAUx0


Maths 
This week in our Pod we are continuing to revisit key basic addition and subtraction skills found in Year 1 addition and subtraction objectives.


Tasks 
Addition and Subtraction Workbook (see resource from week 16) - covers key skills the children need to be confident in. 
Continue to work through the booklet choosing tasks that will build up your child’s confidence to work on addition and subtraction problems independently.


Purple Mash 2 DO’s  - (fun games & tasks)
Bond Bubbles Game.
Addition & subtraction 0-20.
Matching Models (+ & -).


Science – Summer 2
Rain gauge record - (ongoing) - Week 7 
Challenge – look over the data you have got since making your rain gauge and write a report about the rain fall over that time. Which week saw most/least rain? Did it rain all week or just on a certain day? 


Plants - (ongoing)
Seed Diary - Week 13 – Keep making observations.
My sunflowers still haven’t got flowers, have yours?


Everyday Materials
Purple Mash - 2DO’s
This week’s activities on Purple Mash are aimed at consolidating learning in a fun and independent way. 
Transparent or Opaque task.
Matching Objects game.


Topic
This week our afternoon creative sessions are based on the book ‘Click Clack Moo’, which we have read in English.  Over the week we are going to design and create a farmyard.


Stage 1
Design your farmyard background – on a big piece of paper sponge or paint green for a field. You could include a blue pond and brown for a farmyard.
Stage 2
Using straws or card make a barn and stick it on to your background. You could, use your straws to make a fence.
Stage 3
Using paper plates, make animals to go on your farm – see picture for ideas. You could even paint Farmer Brown and stick him on your picture or use the template ideas and collage them to add different effects. (see resources).
   

Week 16 of lockdown              (Summer 2 week 6)

English

Like last week, in our Year 1 Pod our English is focusing on Phase 3 sounds which we are revisiting to make sure the children are secure in their understanding.

Phonics

Our focus this week are the sounds ar, oo/u, oa, and oi/oy.

We are going to use Phonics play games and list words with those sounds, grouping words with the same sound together and then write sentences using the words we have listed.

Our comprehension this week is about Queen Elizabeth IIsee resources.

Challenge – Make a fact file about Queen Elizabeth II.

 

Maths

This week in our Pod we are going to revisit key basic addition and subtraction skills found in Year 1 addition and subtraction objectives. Over the next two weeks we are going to be looking at number bonds to 10 and 20, consolidating work on fact families, using number lines, counting in steps of 2, 5 & 10 and using number facts to help us solve missing numbers.

Tasks see resources

Addition and Subtraction Workbook - covers key skills the children need to be confident in.

Please note this work is intended to go over two weeks and you can pick the tasks that will be most beneficial for your child. Each task gives a brief explanation of what is expected at the top.

Purple Mash 2 DO’s  - (fun games & tasks)

Addition & subtraction facts to 20 game.

Addition & subtraction cloze.

 

Science – Summer 2

Rain gauge record - (ongoing) - Week 6

Plants - (ongoing)

Seed Diary - Week 12 – Keep making observations – I’m glad to hear some people’s plants have got flowers emerging!

Everyday Materials

This week we would think about everything we have learnt this term and make another mind map about Everyday Materials, annotating it using the vocabulary and information that we have found out about in our investigations and use this in an extended piece of writing.

Purple Mash - 2DO – Magnets

Independent task revisiting magnets.

 

Topic

In the afternoon sessions, our Pod work has a creative focus. This week, our focus is based on the book ‘The Owl Who Was Afraid Of The Dark’.

We are gong to listen to the story - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZOhIUu6POE.

We are going to discuss as a class what we know about owls and different types of owl. Then we are going to look at an owl’s life cycle (see resources) and draw an owl following one of the links below.

How to draw an owl links

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W22psCW-U5k – each step explained.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YX0v9hm05nU – no sound but written instructions.

 

Owl craftusing paper plates we are going to make an owl (see resources). Instead of sponge painting we are going to use cotton buds and dots to create the owl’s feathers.

 

Week 15 of Lockdown          Summer 2 week 5

English

This week in our Year 1 Pod our English is focusing on Phase 3 sounds which we are revisiting to make sure the children are secure in their understanding.

Phonics

Our focus this week are the sounds air, ear, ure, and er / ur.

We are going to use Phonics play games and list words with those sounds, grouping words with the same sound together and then write sentences using the words we have listed.

Our comprehension this week is about Roald Dahlsee resources.

Challenge – Make a fact file about Roald Dahl.  Have you read any Roald Dahl books? If you have, write a book review and put it with your Roald Dahl fact file.

 

Maths

Measurement LO’s

I can recognise and tell how much different coins or notes are worth.

I can tell when things happened by using these words: before, after, next, first, today, yesterday, tomorrow, morning, afternoon, evening.

I can tell about dates using the days of the week, weeks, months and years.

This week in our Pod we are going to revisit key basic skills found in Year 1 measurement objectives, focusing on money and time. Again, this work is very practical and will be reinforced by discussion and going about our everyday activities.

Top Tip - Using calendars and real money is an excellent way of putting these concepts into a real context.

Tasks see resources

The below link is a fun song to help children remember days of the week and is a good starting point.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXMofxtDPUQ  - Days of the week

Days of the week A sheet – start with this to practise the order of days in a week.

Days of the week – today and tomorrow sheet – use sheet A to help if the children are finding spelling or order difficult.

Coin reveal power point – A fun way recognising coins and stimulate discussion about the colour, shape and size of coins.

Coin recognition task – stick the coin next to its written value eg -  2p, £2 etc .

Coin ordering task – count out the coins and place them in order from the smallest value to the largest.

 

Science – Summer 2

 

Ongoing - Rain gauge record - Week 5

Key question - What weeks have had the most rainfall since you’ve made your rain gauge?

By how much?

Watch this link – BBC -  How to make a rain gauge if you want to try it this week.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdeKdT0nwow

 

Plants (ongoing)

Seed Diary - Week 11 – Keep making observations –

Key question - Have any of your plants got buds or flowers yet?

Everyday Materials

This week we would be thinking about the properties of materials being transparent, translucent and opaque. We would do this by be exploring which materials would make the best windows to fix a dolls house in Reception – it can’t be glass – Why? Discuss pros & cons of glass. What makes a good window? What do we want to be able to do? We would work through the power point, discussing the key questions as a class.  See resources - Slide 8 is the template for the investigation.

For this investigation you will need four materials – we used tissue paper, cling film, grease proof paper, plastic bag but anything will do so long as at least one is transparent.

 

RE – The Story of Joseph

This week we would retell the story of Joseph. Using the Story of Joseph power points from previous  weeks or Top marks  - see link https://www.topmarks.co.uk/judaism/story-of-joseph, we would read the story again and as a class we would discuss the key parts of the story.

Using the Twinkl resource with the 3 stars (***), we would retell the story in our own words, using the pictures to help and word mat. (see resources)

 

History

How We Used To Live

This week we would use the internet and research Speke Hall and list as many facts as we could.

We would also think about the different people that lived in Speke Hall such as the Lord, Lady and servants, and discuss their roles and jobs.  The children would then write about whether they would like to live upstairs (the Lord and Lady), or downstairs (the servants) and give reasons why.

Challenge Make and complete the Tudor house jigsaw, then draw where you live and make a jigsaw for a friend to complete.  See resources.

 

Music

This week in our Year 1 Pod, we are going to make our own xylophone using jam jars and then we are going to compose our own tunes. We will be using the link below as a starting point.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zd748xs - Have fun and be creative!

Week 14 of Lockdown         (Summer 2 week 4)

 

English

This week as some of us are back in school we are going to think about how the class is different and what rules we need in class to keep us safe and happy. After a discussion we are going to write a new set of class rules – Our Pod Rules, set out as list, using bullet points.

Our comprehension this week is Goldilockssee resources.

Phonics

Our focus this week are the sounds ai and ay, ee and ea.

We are going to use Phonics play games and list words with those sounds, grouping words with the same sound together and then write sentences using the words we have listed.

Challenge – write your own version of Goldilocks – remember to include lots of description and use capital letters and full stops.

Maths

Place Value – LO’s

I can count, read and write numbers to 100 in numerals.

I can identify 1 more/ 1 less, given a starting number.

I can read and write numbers in words to 20.

This week in our Pod we are going to revisit key basic skills. Much of the work is practical using our 100 square (see earlier resources) to recognise numbers. We will be writing numbers in numerals and words, recalling one more/one less of given numbers and recognising numbers in pictorial form.

Tasks  (see resources)

One more one less game.

Guess My Word Power point – play it as a game like hang man or practically, so as the number is being revealed, count out the number of objects you think it is going to be.

Reading and writing numbers to 20 sheet - reinforces the above task.

Deines – tens and ones power point – this can be done orally or you can record what number is represented by the pictures using deines.

Purple Mash – 2 Do task – Read Numbers to 20.

 

Science – Summer 2

Ongoing - Rain gauge record - Week 4

Watch this link – BBC -  How to make a rain gauge if you want to try it this week.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdeKdT0nwow

 

Plants (ongoing)

Seed Diary - Week 10 – Keep making observations.

 

Everyday Materials

This week we would investigate the concept of materials being Magnetic and would have to complete some challenges using magnets – any magnet will do such as a fridge magnet. As a class we would work through the power point and in small groups carry out the challenges.  See resources.

Remember to jot down any observations you make as you work through the tasks.

The BBC bitesize link is a great introduction to magnets and directs you to follow up tasks.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zfrxhbk

 

RE – The Story of Joseph

This week we would reflect on the story of Joseph using the power point (see resources) and think about our favourite part of the story  and why Joseph is a hero in the bible.

Challenge – Design you own coat for Joseph – use coloured pencils, collage, any thing you like to make it as bright and colourful as possible. See resources.

 

History

How We Used To Live

Lesson 4 

LO: I can talk, write and draw about things from the past.  

I can write about toys from Tudor times and make comparisons with toys that children have today. 

This week we are comparing life in Tudor times to life today with the focus on toys.

We would use the PowerPoint (see resources) to look at different toys.  The children  would look at  a variety of different toys from life in Tudor times. Then they would look at the modern day equivalent (using the internet or try and find them in the class) and discuss the differences between past and present.

Task – Using the photographs, complete a comparison sentence - (In the past children played with cards. Children can still play with cards but also have an x-box).  See resources.

 

PSHE

This week in class we are thinking about how we are all different but all special. We are going to look at the power point – Embrace our differences (see resources) and discuss the key questions.

Task – Draw a picture of yourself or take a photo and write what makes you special. You can annotate your picture or write a short paragraph.

Week 13 of Lockdown         Summer 2 - Week 3

 

English

This week as it is Father’s Day on Sunday 21st June we would have written the insert of our Father’s Day cards, writing a message about how we feel about our dad, grandad or other special person in our life. We would use this activity as a means of concentrating on our handwriting, letter formation and the use of capital letters for names.

We would have also been looking at contractions, using apostrophes to shorten words. See resources

Contractions – two words squashed together and the missing letters replaced with an apostrophe eg – he is = he’s 

Scratch – contractions -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gubPH3WEurg

Challenge Write sentences using contractions.

Phonics

Continue to revisit Phase 5 sounds using online Phonic Games such as Phonics play and KS1 Bitesize activities are good resources to dip into.

Maths

Place Value LO’s

I can write number sentences using +, - & =.

I can change calculations to give the same answers.

I can show that addition is the opposite of subtraction.

I can answer problems that use addition and subtraction, including missing number problems, using objects and pictures.

Fact families Task 1

This Top Marks activity reinforces last week’s work and challenges the children to use their understanding of place value to complete missing number problems.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/number-facts/number-fact-families

Task 2 – Write the number sentence represented by the pictures see resource – Plenary – missing numbers power point.

Measurement

LO: I can tell what time it is in hours and half past the hour. I can draw these on a clock face.

This week we will revisit telling the time. As a class we would do lots of practical activities using clocks and practise showing times and reading times.

There are lots of songs to learn time in a fun way, here are just two examples.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaVgBjVh4b8interactive song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2K1Py9U87I - focus on first part of the clip – we concentrate on o’clock and half past times.

The songs and power point are good starting points for the tasks – reading time and drawing times on the clock faces.

 

Science – Summer 2

Ongoing - Rain gauge record - Week 3 - - Compare rainfalls from earlier week’s – what do you notice? Is there more or less rainfall?

Does Maghull have more/less rainfall than other areas of the country? Why? - listen to the weather and compare.

Watch this link – BBC -  How to make a rain gauge if you want to try it this week.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdeKdT0nwow

Plants (ongoing)

Seed Diary - Week 9 – Keep making observations

How is the plant changing? What is happening to the stem/leaves? Be detectives – look closely and compare what you noticed this week to previous weeks. Write a short report about the growth of your plant to this point.

   Everyday Materials

This week we would investigate the concept of materials being absorbent and what would be the best material to clear up a spillage in school.  As a class we would work through the power point and in small groups carry out an investigation.  

Suggested materials – plastic bag, tinfoil, kitchen roll, toilet paper, newspaper, felt but any everyday items can be used.

 

RE – The Story of Joseph

This week is Part Three – Joseph the Ruler.

Using the link on the power point – Top Marks – read from Pharoah’s Dreams to the end.

Remember last weeks Joseph’s Story power point is a good resource too.

Then complete the tasks on the power point.

Task 1 - In a speech bubble write what Joseph and Jacob said to each other.

Task 2 - Write about your dreams for the future.

 

History

How We Used To Live

Lesson 3: LO: I can talk, write and draw about things from the past.  

I can make comparisons between Tudor rooms in Speke Hall, and my house. 

This week’s work would have followed our trip to Speke Hall.

We would use the PowerPoint (see resources) to look at different rooms in Speke Hall. As a class we would talk about the different features of the rooms and the objects that are inside them.  Are they the same as today or different? We would discuss what we think each room is and what objects/ clues there are to help us come to that conclusion.

Task – Using the photographs, write a description of the rooms in Speke Hall and how they differ and are similar to rooms in our own houses. See resources.

PSHE

This week in PSHE we would be talking about ‘Joining in and joining up’ using the Power point - lesson 3 as a resource for group discussions.

ART

Make a Father’s Day card.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 12 of Lockdown - summer 2 week 2

English 

As mentioned last week in phonic sessions for the rest of the half term, we would be playing phonics screening preparation games. 

If you Google ‘Phonics Screening games’ and ‘Phonics Screening resources you will find lots of lovely online activities to help to secure your child’s knowledge of phonics up to phase 5. 

 

Three Billy Goats Gruff 

This week alongside our phonic screening games we would have looked at the story of the Three Billy Goats Gruff and retelling it in our own words. 

We would have started by looking at the story using the power point (see resources) and discussing the main characters. We would talk about what they looked like and personalities etc.  

We would have broken the story down into three parts, start, middle and end, looking at one section a day.  The children would have made a word bank together then attempted to retell the story in their own words.  Encourage your child to sound out words, even if they appear quite tricky.  Also remind them about punctuation and letter formation.  

 

Maths 

Place Value 

LO: I can count, read and write numbers to 100 in numerals. 

     I can count identify one more and one less, given a starting number. 

     I can find and show numbers. 

     I can write number sentences using +, - & =. 

     I can change calculations to give the same answers.  

     I can show that addition is the opposite of subtraction. 

This week we are looking at recognising and writing numbers in numerals up to 100 and number families’, showing how addition is the opposite of subtraction (the inverse operation).  

Recognising and writing numbers to 100 are good warm up activities and can be ongoing. 

Ideas 

  1. Look at a 100 square (resource from week 11) – point to a number and ask what it is. 

1. Pose questions such as – what is 1 less/1 more than 64? Point to it children sometimes know the number but don’t recognise it, so this is a good way of reinforcing place value. 

  1.       2. Say a number out loud and children write down the number.  

3. Pose problems - write the number that is 1 more/1 less than 42 etc 

  1.       4. Ask children to write numbers in a given criteria eg Write the numbers between 23 and 30 etc 

  1.       5. Give children a number and ask them to tell you something about it – eg – 66 – it has 6 lots of 10 and 6 ones – it is even etc 

 

Number Families – addition and subtraction. 

Subtraction and Addition Fact Family Tasks 

Using the numbers in the triangle you need to write two addition number sentences and two subtraction number sentences – this is the ‘Fact family’. 

Eg – 8, 3, 5    

Addition sentences – 3 + 5 = 8                Subtraction sentences – 8 – 5 = 3 

                                 5 + 3 = 8                                                      8 – 3 = 5 

 

This activity helps recall of number facts and understanding that addition and subtraction are inverse operations and can be used to check answers. 

Subtraction and Addition Fact Family Tasks 

  1. Subtraction and Addition Fact Family to 10 

  2. Subtraction and Addition Fact Family to 20 

Challenge - Subtraction and Addition Fact Family to 100 

Or                   Write you own subtraction and addition fact families. 

 Consolidatio 

Missing numbers work sheet – this will reinforce children’s understanding of place value and use their understanding of place value to complete the problems. 

Science – Summer 2 

This term in Science we revisit topics to deepen our understanding and work practically. We will look again at Every Day Materials and our Seasons topic. 

Rain gauge record - Week 2 - -  Compare rainfall from last week (week 11)  to this week’s – what do you notice? Is there more or less rainfall? Is it the same all over the country?  - listen to the weather and compare. What changes did you notice in the garden/outside? 

Watch this link – BBC  How to make a rain gauge if you want to try it this week. 

 

Plants (ongoing) 

Seed Diary - Week 8 - Record the growth of your seed/plant - write about any changes you observe, measure its growth and draw the seed and the changes that have occurred over the week. 

    Hopefully by now your plants are in the garden – if they are – What changes have you noticed

 

   Everyday Materials 

This week we will revisit properties of materials. We would as a class work through the power   point and complete a mind map. The below link is a good starting point and there are some other   great activities on the same site under KS1 science which will reinforce the children’s understanding in a fun way. 

 

RE – The Story of Joseph 

This term in RE would be looking at the Story of Joseph found in the Old Testament. We break the story into three parts.  

This week is Part Two – Joseph the Prisoner. 

We would work through the power point slides and read the Top Marks Joseph StoryThis week read pages – Joseph the Slave and Joseph in Trouble’.  

If you want a more detailed version look at -The Joseph Story power point.  

Then complete the tasks on the power point – imagine you are Joseph – write a letter to your dad telling him how you feel in prison. 

 

History 

How We Used To Live 

 

Lesson 2 - LO: I can identify different ways in which the past is represented using pictures to help me to talk and write about the past and I can put pictures in order from old to new. 

We would use the PowerPoint to look at houses through the ages. As a class we would talk about why some houses look older than others. Discuss how each house has a year underneath it which tells us roughly when the house was built. We would revisit the use of time lines to order historical events or items. 

 

Task - Cut out and order the houses from oldest to newest house. Encourage children to use the pictures to talk about features which tell us that the houses were built a long time ago or more recent. 

Challenge – write a sentence describing the main features of each house and compare them to your house. Which house would you prefer to live in? Why? 

 

PSHE 

This week in PSHE we would be talking about ‘Joining in and joining up’ using the Power point - lesson 2 as a resource for group discussions. 

 

 

Week 11 of Lock down (summer 2 week 1)

 

English

In English this week we would have been looking at words that contain the following split digraphs

a-e, e-e, i-e, o-e.  Please see the PowerPoints for each of these digraphs and encourage your child to think of other words that include the sounds and put the words into sentences.

It is also fun to use phonics games on line which enhance children’s understanding of these sounds (Phonics Play etc)

In phonics sessions this week and for the rest of the half term, we would be playing phonics screening preparation games.

If you Google ‘Phonics Screening games’ and ‘Phonics Screening resources’ you will find lots of lovely online activities to help to secure your child’s knowledge of phonics up to phase 5.

Maths

Place Value and multiples of 2, 5 and 10

LO: I can count in jumps of 2, 5 and 10’s

     I can count in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s to solve problems.

     I can write number sentences using +, - & =

     I can answer problems that use addition and subtraction using objects and pictures.

This week we are looking at counting in jumps of 2, 5 & 10 – this concept is revisited throughout the year as counting in steps of 2, 5 and 10 is the foundation for the operations of multiplication and division.

There are lots of counting songs that can help you with this. Here are some links that we use in class – if the links don’t work just goggle Scratch Garden counting songs.

Scratch Garden – counting in 2’s

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

Scratch Garden – counting in 5’s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EemjeA2Djjw

Scratch Garden – counting in 10’s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ftati8iGQcs

These number songs are a good starting point as they highlight what to look for when recognising multiples of 2, 5 & 10.

Consolidation activities:

  1. Look at a 100 square – highlight the numbers you would land on if you jumped in steps of 2, 5 & 10.  See resources.
  2. Talk about the patterns that you notice.
  3. Counting in Steps Information Poster – this task is a way of investigating counting in steps of 2, 5 & 10 and will show understanding and reasoning.

Split page into three with headings – Counting in steps of 2, Counting in steps of 5, Counting in steps of 10.

Under each heading write the patterns that they have noticed for example -counting in steps of 5 numbers end in the digit 0 or 5. Then give some examples. Are the numbers odd or even?

 Repeat for multiples of 2 & 10.

Challenge – are there any numbers that are multiples of 2, 5 & 10? Give reasons for your answer.

 

  1. Count from different starting points in steps of 2, 5 & 10 – eg 30, 32, 34, 36 etc

This can be orally or recorded.

 

Top tip – remember to count backwards in those steps too!

 

The term multiple is what is used for numbers found in the times tables and mathematical vocabulary for multiplication.

 

  1. What multiple am I?

Ask children to point to a multiple of 2 – eg 48 – how do you know?

Would you land on 51 if you were making jumps of 5? Tell me why.

 

All these activities are a way of getting children to talk about multiples and the number system.

 

Look at the ‘Counting in tens’ power point. This would be a good finishing point as it puts counting in tens into a practical context. These questions could also be done in a practical way for counting in 2’s & 5’s.

 

Doubling - Doubling is an introduction to multiplying by 2 and reinforces recall of number facts.

Dominoes resource sheets – doubling to 10 and 20.

Children to complete the doubles domino by drawing the correct number of corresponding dots and then count how many dots there are altogether.

Challenge Task

Underneath each domino double write the addition sentence.

Eg Double 1 = 2     

The addition number sentence would be -   1 + 1 = 2

Science

Plants

Seed Diary - Week 7 - Record the growth of your seed/plant - write about any changes you observe, measure its growth and draw the seed and the changes that have occurred over the week. (Hopefully now you will all have lovely flowers! I haven’t!)

This term in Science we revisit topics to deepen our understanding and work practically. We will look again at Every Day Materials, the knowledge organiser is already on the website under Spring 1.

Throughout the year we look at seasons.  We have been observing the changes that occur through the seasons by drawing the tree at the front of the school. 

 

 

 

Listen to the seasons song and try Activity 1 – please note this is American so autumn is called ‘fall’ – as a class we have discussed this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZjpI6fgYSY

Activity 1 – Divide a piece of paper into four. Label each section with a season – autumn, winter, spring and summer. Write the months of each season in the correct section and draw a picture of a tree showing what it would look like in each season.

Challenge: Write a caption for each section describing what would happen – try to use scientific language we have learnt. What would the weather be like? What clothes would you wear? What would the animals be doing?

What’s your favourite season – why?

Eg – Autumn – In autumn deciduous trees like the oak tree would lose their leaves. Their leaves would change colour going from green to orange. Days would start to get shorter and the weather could begin to get colder. Etc

 

Activity 2 – Make a rain gauge and keep a record of rainfall although there hasn’t been a lot of rain recently! This can be an ongoing activity over a number of weeks so you can make comparisons and listen to the daily forecasts.

Watch this link – BBC How to make a rain gauge.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdeKdT0nwow

RE

This term in RE would be looking at the Story of Joseph found in the Old Testament. We break the story into three parts. This week is Joseph the Dreamer.

LO: I can explore a story from the Old Testament 

I can talk about the actions and feelings of the characters. 

We would work through the power point slides and read the Top Marks Joseph Story until page 5. Much of this work is talking about the characters, how they feel and why.

 

History

Week 1 LO: I can look at photographs, pictures, PowerPoints and the internet and ask and answer questions about different types of houses

In History lessons, we would have started our ‘houses and homes’ topic by using the Powerpoint and internet to look at a wide range of houses and homes.  Working in small groups, we would have then suggested questions about each of the houses that we looked at.

 

PSHE

This week in PSHE we would be talking about ‘joining in and joining up’ using the Powerpoint as as a resource for group discussions.

 

DT

In DT we would have be planning to make a moving car.  We would have used the Powerpoint as a starting point and throughout the half term we would have planned to make our own vehicle, tested and evaluated it and discussed it with our friends.

 

 

Week 9 of lock down (Summer 1 week 5)

English

In English this week, we would have looked at the fantastic story of Romeo and Juliet using The British Council resources.  See link below

 

http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/short-stories/romeo-and-juliet

 

We would also have looked children’s versions of the story on line and in actual books.  Together we would have made a word bank to help support the children with writing the start, middle and end of the story.  (see resources)

 

The comprehension this week is entitled ‘sunflower.’  (see resources)

 

In grammar lessons we would have looked at the suffixes er and est.  (see resources)

 

Phonics sessions would have focused on the sounds Phase 5 – wh, ph, ew

 

 

Maths

Properties of Shapes

LO: I can recognise and name common 3-D shapes such as cuboids, cubes, pyramids and spheres.

This week we are looking at 3D shapes – again, this concept is revisiting the children’s learning from Reception and is something that we continually go over in the form of games and warm up activities.

Like with 2 D shapes, the best way to consolidate understanding is to look for shapes in the environment and see how many different shapes you can find.

Before starting work on 3D shapes it is always worthwhile to talk about 2D shapes again. Play some quick fire games – eg – How many squares can you find in the lounge/kitchen in one minute.

I’m thinking of a shape - it has 1 side, no corners – What am I?

Draw me a rectangle/triangle - and to challenge further use positional language – Draw a square – on top of the square draw a triangle etc to make pictures.

Confidence in recognising 2D shapes will help the children recognising the faces of 3D shapes.

Looking at the Everyday 3D Shapes power point 1 is a good starting point for this work and then look at the Shape Language power point as this introduces the language of edges, faces and vertices which you will need to complete some tasks.

Top tip - A good way of counting the faces of a 3 D shape is to draw a face on them and count as you do it. To count the vertices (corners) put blue tac on them so they are easier to recognise.

The Shape Label Activity is a good staring point as it allows for conversations around what the shapes look like and their properties.

The colouring shape task is a fun way to reinforce recognising and naming both 2 & 3D shapes and helping the children to make the distinction between them.

Addition

This week, we will also practise our number bond facts again, putting them to work, to solve addition problems to 20.

LO I can use number bonds to up to 20

LO I can read and understand statements using +, - and =

LO I can add one and two digit numbers to 20

LO I can answer problems that use addition, including missing number problems

 

 

Science

Plants

Seed Diary - Week 5 - Record the growth of your seed/plant - write about any changes you observe, measure its growth and draw the seed and the changes that have occurred over the week.

LO I can observe closely, using simple equipment and measurement.

            LO I can use scientific language and read and spell age appropriate scientific vocabulary.

LO I can identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees.

This week you are going to be like detectives and use the power points and supporting resources to find and identify different trees in your own environments. 

The attached power points details this week’s activities & are what we would have done in class, although hopefully you will be able to find a wider variety of trees than what we would have found around school!

The power point will support key learning points and assist in how to tackle the accompanying worksheets. The key vocabulary this week is ‘evergreen’ and ‘deciduous’.

Tree Identification Photo activity - a good starting point for this week’s work as the children will be able see what trees are growing in their own area.

Talking point any trees that aren’t there, ask other family members/friends if there are any by them. Why do they grow there?

Deciduous and Evergreen Sorting Task – use the power points as a resource to help check each tree’s criteria and discuss reasons for why your child has placed each example in the deciduous or evergreen group.

If unsure do some detective work and research on the internet.

Three Way Matching Card game – a fun way to reinforce and consolidate children’s understanding.

Challenge – look for other trees in your garden/ on your walks. What can you find?

Take pictures or draw what you see and write a short description of the what the leaves look like and identify the tree. Use this to create a tree book/poster to go with your plant work.

 

History

In history, we would have revisited the last 4 lessons and worked together to make a list of all of the interesting facts that we have learnt about the life of William Shakespeare.

 

Art

LO: Can mix primary colours.

Can create a range of marks with a paintbrush and a variety of tools – fingers, card, twigs, etc.

 

Look at various images of characters from midsummer night’s dream.  Discuss which colours we would need to use.

Discuss which colours we would need to mix to make certain colours and then paint a picture of our favourite character from the story

 

Week 8 of lockdown (Summer 1 week 4)

English

This week we would have introduced the children to an age appropriate version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream using this website http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/short-stories/midsummer-nights-dream

We would have broken the story down into three parts, start, middle and end, looking at one section a day.  The children would have made a word bank together then attempted to retell the story in their own words.  I have included a transcript of the click that you can watch, so that you can read over it whilst working with your child.  Encourage your child to sound out words, even if they appear quite tricky.  Also remind them about punctuation and letter formation.

We would have also been looking at the suffix -ed and doing lots of written and practical activities to help the children understand where and when to use ed.  See resources

The children would have also done a weekly comprehension activity.  This week is the Butterflies comprehension.  See resource

In phonics this week, we would have focused on the  Phase 5 – ue, aw

 

Maths

Properties of Shapes

LO: I can recognise and name common 2-D shapes such as rectangles, squares, circles and triangles.

This week we are looking at 2D shapes – this concept is revisiting the children’s learning from Reception and is something that we continually go over in the form of games and warm up activities.

The best way to consolidate understanding is to look for shapes in the environment and see how many different shapes you can find.

Confidence in recognising 2D shapes will also help the children recognising the faces of 3D shapes.

Looking at the shape power point is a good starting point for this work and it touches upon 3D shapes.

The shape dominoes game is a fun way to reinforce recognition and naming shapes.

Subtraction

This week, we will also put our number bond facts to work, using them to solve subtraction problems within 20.

LO I can use number bonds to up to 20

LO I can use subtraction facts to 20

LO I can read and understand statements using +, - and =

LO I can subtract one and two digit numbers to 20

Science

Plants

Seed Diary - Week 4 - Record the growth of your seed/plant - write about any changes you observe, measure its growth and draw the seed and the changes that have occurred over the week.

LO I can observe closely, using simple equipment and measurement.

            LO I can use scientific language and read and spell age appropriate scientific vocabulary.

The attached power point details this week’s activities & are what we would have done in class.

The power point will support learning key points and assist in how to tackle the accompanying worksheets.

LO: I can observe closely, using simple equipment and measurement. 

I can identify and classify. 

I can identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants. 

I can gather, record and communicate data and findings to help in answering   questions. (Tally chart).

Identifying plants 1 - a good starting point for this week’s work.

Word Bank – flower names

  • Lily, Rose, Bluebell, Sunflower, Daisy, Daffodil.

Challenge – look for other plants in your garden/ on your walks. What can you find?

Take pictures or draw what you see and write a short description of the plant and create a plant book.

One of the slides also shows a tally chart which we would have completed as a class – Our Favourite Flowers.  Why not find out the most popular flower in your family.

 

History

In history, we would have used the internet to look for dates for significant events in Shakespeare’s life.  We would have then worked in groups and made a time line, cutting and sticking pictures and dates into the correct order (see resources)

 

Art

In art, we would look at art through the ages and this week focus on Andy Warhol.  The children would have then experimented making a picture in the style of Andy Warhol using a variety or resources.

 

 

Week 7 - aka Summer 1 week 3

Week 7 of lockdown (Summer 1 week 3)

English

This week we would have used personal experiences to help develop a consistent use of capital letters and full stops.  A nice way of doing this is through the children writing a diary.  Maybe if you are doing something for VE day, they could write about that.

We would have also been looking at the suffix -ing and doing lots of written and practical activities to help the children understand where and when to use ing.  See resources

The children would have also done a weekly comprehension activity.  This week is the Barn Owl comprehension.  See resource

In phonics this week, we would have focused on the  Phase 5 – ea, oy, ir

Maths

Position & Direction

LO I can talk about whole, half, quarter and three quarter turns. I can use this to explain movement, direction and position.

This learning objective is best done with lots of practical experiences and is a fun part of maths. Before doing the worksheets watch the power points as they will revisit some positional language and introduce half turns and quarter turns.

Top Tip - To help children understand clockwise & anti clockwise look at a clock/watch together and talk about the direction the hands move around the clock.

If possible move the hands of a clock/watch to show both directions.

Reinforce the concept by giving instructions – walk forward 3 steps – turn half a turn clockwise – what can you see?

Number Bonds to 10 & 20 - Revisiting Key Concept

LO I can remember most of the number bonds to 10 and link the connected facts.

LO I can use number bonds to up to 20

Leading into -

LO I can use subtraction facts to 20

Number bonds to 10 and number bonds to 20 are important as they are the building blocks of  addition and subtraction. It is really important that they can be recalled at speed and with confidence as these facts can help solve problems in a range of contexts.

Tip of the week – try to be systematic when recording number bonds as it helps children to see patterns that emerge.

Star Number Bonds to 10 – consolidation - Challenge – How can you use these facts to work out number bonds to 20/100?

Rainbow Number Bonds – This is a good start for learning the number bonds to 20 as the rainbow provides a visual aid to the number pairs needed.

Science

Plants

Seed Diary - Week 3 - Record the growth of your seed/plant - write about any changes you observe, measure its growth and draw the seed and the changes that have occurred over the week.

LO I can observe closely, using simple equipment and measurement.

LO I can identify and describe the basic structure of a tree.

            LO I can use scientific language and read and spell age appropriate scientific vocabulary.

 

The attached power point details this week’s activities & are what we would have done in class.

The power point will support learning key points and assist in labelling the parts of a tree.

Challenge – write a caption explaining the job of each part of a tree.

 

History

Year 1 History – Summer 1 Week 3 – Life of a significant person

Lo – I can identify the difference between the clothes that Shakespeare work and the clothes that

 

Me

 

 

 

Year 1                                                Art

Summer 1 week 3 :

 LO

Can take a rubbing showing a range of textures and patterns.

Can work from imagination and observation

 

 

 

Week 6 of Lock down - Summer 1 week 2

 

English

This week we would have continued with our investigation into the life of Shakespeare.  Children would have used books and the internet to find out lots of facts and then attempted to write their favourite facts using capital letters, full stops and their very best handwriting. – see resources

In our grammar lesson, we would have looked at the suffix ‘er.’ – see PowerPoint and resources

In phonics lessons we would have revised all phase 4 sounds and used phonics screen resources on line to look at real and nonsense words which contain the sounds (phonics play website is really good for this)

The comprehension activity we would have completed, is called ‘honeybee.’ – see resources

We would also have played games to help us to learn to read, write and spell the Y1 Common Exception Words.

 

Maths

Continue working through activities in the Spring Maths Booklet revisiting key concepts & the learning objectives outlined below.

LO’s - I can add and subtract one digit and two digit numbers to 20.

          I can read and write numbers from 1 – 20 in numbers and words.

          I can recognise common 2 D shapes.

          I can show numbers using pictures.

          I can solve problems for length and height by telling which objects are longer/taller.

          I can count in 5’s.

One more one less game revisiting earlier LO - new activity.

Summer Term

LO I can recognise, find and name a half as 1 of 2 equal parts of an object, shape or quantity.

LO I can recognise, find and name a quarter as 1 of 4 equal parts of an object, shape or quantity.

Fractions continued – finding fractions of amounts.

The Fractions booklet revisits finding fractions of shapes and moves on to finding a half and a quarter of a quantity.

It is best to practise finding fractions of amounts practically first. The halves and quarters mats will help you do this.

So to find ½ of 20 smarties - First count out 20 smarties (the whole), then using the mats share the smarties equally on to the mat between the two groups. Then count how many smarties are in one group (one part) to find ½.

Therefore ½ 0f 20 smarties = 10 smarties

Remember a fraction has to be equal parts – a part can’t be bigger/smaller than another!

The top number in a fraction is called the numerator – the bottom number is the denominator.

Science

Plants

Seed Diary - Week 2 - Record the growth of your seed/plant - write about any changes you observe, measure its growth and draw the seed and the changes that have occurred over the week.

LO I can observe closely, using simple equipment and measurement.

LO I can identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants.

LO I can use scientific language and read and spell age appropriate scientific vocabulary.

 

The attached power points details this week’s activities & are what we would have done in class.

The power points will support learning key points and assist in assembling a plant and labelling it.

Challenge – write a caption explaining the job of each plant part.

 

History

 

In History this week, we would have been looking at Shakespeare’s school life and making comparisons to our own school life – see PowerPoint and resources

 

 

Art

Summer 1 week 2 : LOLO:

Can consolidate fine motor control through the use of different pencils.

Can move towards solid infilling with colour pencils.

Can begin to produce lines in a range of different tones using the same pencil

 

 

PE

Throwing and catching skills

 

PSHE

Recognising how we are cared for and how we can care for others

 

RE

Baptism.  See Powerpoint and Resources

21/04/2020 (copy of email to parents)

Morning everyone

Hope you are all well and are enjoying the beautiful weather.

Please see below your weekly list of Y1 learning ideas for summer 1 week 1.

Remember, there is absolutely no pressure, just do what you can, when you can.  Resources that you need to complete the activities , have been uploaded onto our class page.

 

Please note, that we have safeguarding responsibilities and must ensure that we stay in touch with all of our families.  Please can you ensure that you email me every week to let me know how your child is doing.  This is not to check up on how much work you are doing, it is primarily to check that you they are safe and well.  We would of course also love to know if your child is enjoying their activities and/or if you have been doing activities that the other children in the class might enjoy too.

 

Phonics:-

Phase 5 – ay, ou, ie

These are the sounds that we would have revised this week.

Use phonics play or other websites to play games.

Make lists of words which include these sounds etc

 

Reading:-

 

Continue to use Oxford Reading tree for reading & maths activities.

This is a link

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

When on click My class login

Class Username is Year 1 Mrs Oldhams

Password is standrews

 

We would also love to hear about any books that you are choosing to read or share at home.

 

English

 

This week we would have been focusing on grammar and looking at ‘are or our’ and the prefix ‘un.’

We would also have done the Hedgehog Comprehension. 

 

Science

 

During the year in science we explore concepts that are ongoing, building on our learning and return to them each term. The below are such concepts.

LO I can observe changes across the four seasons.

LO I can observe and describe weather associated with the seasons and how day length varies.

Ideas for this week

  1. Keep a weather diary – see template.

Draw a weather symbol and write a sentence about what the weather is like.

Does the weather stay the same all day?

What temperature is it?

Record it on your diary

 

Challenge – what changes do you notice about the length of the day?

 

History

 

This week we would have been starting our wonderful Shakespeare topic.

In lesson 1 we would have asked the children if there is anything that they already know about Shakespeare.  Show them a picture and ask if they think they know when he lived or what he did.

Look at various you tube and BBC clips introducing children to Shakespeare as a person.

Children work in talking partners to discuss what they would like to find out about Shakespeare over the coming weeks.

 

Summer 1 week 1

LO: be able to recall facts about significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements.

 

 

Computing:-

 

Please visit Purple Mash to see lots more exciting tasks that we have set to develop the children’s computing skills.  All children have their Purple Mash login information in their reading record.  IF you can not find it, please let us know.

 

Maths

 

Spring Maths Booklet – ongoing activities

The booklet revisits concepts the children have covered this year (except for page 7 and the children will know shape from Reception). The activities are a fun way of practising the operations and discussing place value and consolidating their understanding of number.

LO’s - I can add and subtract one digit and two digit numbers to 20.

          I can read and write numbers from 1 – 20 in numbers and words.

          I can recognise common 2 D shapes.

          I can show numbers using pictures.

          I can solve problems for length and height by telling which objects are longer/taller.

          I can count in 5’s.

 

Mr Clarke (our maths coordinator) has also asked us to share this maths link which has nice ideas for maths activities at home

 

https://thirdspacelearning.com/blog/fun-maths-games-activities-for-kids/?utm_campaign=02_04_2020_25_Games_Activities_Blog&utm_source=pardot&utm_medium=email&utm_content=button

 

 

 

We hope that you have lots of fun exploring these resources.

 

Remember to let me, Mrs O or Mrs T know if you need any help.

 

This half term, I will email you every Tuesday with learning ideas for the week.

 

Take care and see you all soon

 

Paula Dwan xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 1 of 'home schooling' March 2020 - information also sent to parents by email

 

Hope you are all well.

 

Please see below your weekly list of Y1 learning ideas.

 

Remember, there is absolutely no pressure, just do what you can, when you can.

 

Phonics:-

  Phase 4 – dr, fl

  Phase 4 – fr, gl

These are the sounds that we would have revised this week.

Use phonics play or other websites to play games.

Make lists of words which include these sounds etc

 

Reading:-

 

Oxford Reading tree  has lovely books & maths activities.

This is a link

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

When on click My class login

Class Username is Year 1 Mrs Oldhams

Password is standrews

 

 

English

Following on with our Kenya topic, we would have used the book ‘Giraffes can’t dance!’  It’s a gorgeous book which highlights how great it is to be different and how we should accept the fact that everyone is different. 

Please find attached a powepoint of the story (I bet most of you have the book at home too) and also a lesson plan.

 

The lesson plan has great ideas for teaching and learning all linked to the story.

 

Science

These are the Learning Objectives we would have been consolidating this week

 

LO: I can identify and name a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals

LO: I can describe and compare the structure of a variety of common animals (fish, amphibians, retiles, birds and mammals, including pets)

LO: I can identify and classify.

 

The children could maybe make a poster or do a little bit of writing after researching these science learning objectives.

 

Geography

 

Spring 2 Week 5

 

As you know, in geography we have been learning about Kenya.  This week we would have been learning about the Masai tribe.  I have attached a powerpoint that I would have used.  I would have also looked at he Masai jumping dance on you tube and the children always love to join in with things like that.

LO- I can discuss the Massai culture and say how it is different to our culture

 

 

 

Computing:-

 

We  have set three 2Do’s on Purple Mash

Quizzes & games – Carnivore labelling & grouping carnivore/herbivore & omnivores

 

A written task – looks fun! Safari animal fact sheet.

 

Maths

Reinforcement of these LO’s would be fab as children still need to practise.

LO’s

I can remember most of the number bonds to 10 and link the connected facts.

I can use number bonds to 20.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lD9tjBUiXs0 – number bond to 10 song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6udqW6VhWg – number bonds to 20

 

Challenge task

 

Make Target Number Posters – How many ways can you make 10 /20 using known facts (all operations)

 

Games to play – Snakes and Ladders & dominoes good way of practising addition & subtraction in a fun way.

 

We hope that you have lots of fun exploring these resources.

 

Remember to let me, Mrs O or Mrs T know if you need any help.

 

I will email you every Wednesday with ideas for the following week.

 

Take care and see you all soon

 

Paula Dwan xx

Sadly, due to guidance around COVID-19, we are unable to invite family members in for the Year 1 assembly which was due to take place on Wednesday 18th March 2020.  I have Uploaded to PowerPoint that we were going to use and I have also managed to record the children rehearsing which I will share with parents at some point.  Hopefully this will cheer you up during this challenging time for us all.  

Mrs Dwan and the Y1 team xx

Y1 Assembly PowerPoint

In My Liverpool Home! - School trip Friday 13th September

Meet the teacher Power Point

Autumn 1 Curriculum Map

Autumn 2 Curriculum Map

Spring 1 Curriculum map

Spring 2 Curriculum Map

Summer 1 Curriculum Map

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