New member of Queen's Park
Miss Weston would like to let everyone know in Queen's Park that her baby boy is here!
Little Coby was born on Wednesday 20th May.
Both Miss Weston and Coby are doing very well.
Welcome back, we hope you had a lovely half term.
From the 1st of June the school will be reopening to year 1, EYFS & year 6 and therefore teachers will be required to be in school for up to 3 days. As I am sure you will be aware this will have an impact on the work set in Purple Mash. The school has advised that children staying at home use BBC bite size age appropriate daily activities set for year 1 children and Oak National academy (both links below).
Maths sheets for each week for BBC bite size will still be uploaded onto the class page and there will be a few suggestions for school learning.
Please feel free to continue to use Purple Mash as there are hundreds of activities to choose from. You might like to use the weekly activities section (right hand side on home page), you will find daily activities set out for you, please be aware these will not be marked. A daily spelling and phonics lesson will be organised in the 2do’s for the first week back.
Please continue to use the email address firstname.lastname@example.org
The learning activities from the last 3 weeks are below for you to use if you haven’t had the chance to already.
Home learning for week beginning 18th May 2020
Can you measure everyone in your family including any pets and write down all the measurements. Who is the tallest and who is the smallest. If you do not have a ruler or tape measure you could measure with:
What is the longest snake you can make out of play doh? Can you draw it and write down the measurement.
Measurement hunt (if you don’t have a ruler use hands cut out from paper or bricks).
Find an object that is:
5 cm long (or 5 hands long or 5 bricks)
2 cm long
7 cm long
10 cm long
20 cm long
Draw them in your book and write down the measurement underneath.
Find three objects from around the house, which one is the heaviest and which one is the lightest.
Do this with lots of different items. What is the heaviest item you find and what is the lightest.
Draw three fruits or vegetables and then draw a face on each of them. Once you've done this you can add some clothes and accessories on them too. Once you've finished, pick a name for each of them. Some example names could be: Colin the Carrot or Sammy the Strawberry.
Once you have your three characters, write a sentence for each of them introducing who they are and listing the interesting features on them.
Take your sentences and extend them by using any of the four conjunctions – and, because, but, with.
Make a card for your best friend you could draw a picture on the front of what you like to do together. Write inside why they are your best friend.
Remember to keep ready every day and send us your photos of you reading in your cozy corner.
Read the pages below from a story called ‘The Stinky Plant’. Can you make a prediction about what will happen next to Biff, Chip & Kipper?
Tricky Trevor is still about and he is trying to trick you with the tricky words. Get a paper and pen and set a timer for 30 seconds. Choose your tricky word and see how many time you can write it down in 30 seconds. Try to practise 4 tricky words every day.
Can you research the oldest living creature on our planet?
Can you find out how many animals became extinct in 2019?
You might think that different drinks/fizzy drinks taste different, but will you be able to tell when you are blindfolded? Try it out!
You will need a blindfold (a piece of dark fabric will work well or a scarf), two cans of fizzy drink or different drink such as squash (one such as Coke or Pepsi, and one clear, like Sprite or 7-UP), a glass of water, and someone to help you.
Ask your helper to blindfold you. Make sure that you cannot see through the fabric. Have the helper open one can of soda without telling you what kind it is. Carefully take a sip with the blindfold on, and guess what kind it is. You can’t see the colour to help you know what it should taste like, so it might be a little harder to tell than normal. Take the blindfold off. Were you right? If you want to try guessing a second time, take a few sips of water first, to rinse the taste of the first soda from your mouth.
You might have been able to guess what kind of soda it was, even with a blindfold on. Do you think you could have done it if you couldn’t smell anything either? Try the test again, but this time plug your nose when you taste the soda. Was it harder to taste the difference this time? Though it may seem like there is a big difference between clear soda and cola, our taste buds work together with our sense of smell to help us taste things. This is why food doesn’t seem to have as much flavour when you have a stuffy nose.
It’s important we look after our teeth so that we have a sparkly smile
Write a set of instructions on how to brush your teeth.
What different things can we do to look after our teeth?
Print out the picture of the smile below. Put it inside a plastic wallet or if you can laminate the picture. With a felt tip pen draw different marks on your teeth. Then use an old tooth brush to clean the teeth.
BLIND DRAWING TO MUSIC
Grab a blank piece of paper and a pencil. Ask a grown-up to blindfold you (or you might just close or eyes, but no peeping!) and play a piece of music that you both enjoy. When the music plays, draw random lines following the rhythm of the song - faster when the beat speeds up, slowly if it’s a calmer, ballad-like song.
After one minute, look at the lines you created and colour in sections using your favourite colours. Can you spot any familiar shapes? A leaf, a heart, a raindrop, maybe even an animal?
Flat leaves work best for this process, both for the colouring
and the printing. Lay some paper or a paper towel under
your leaf and colour away.
When the leaf is covered in washable marker you’re ready
to print! Grab your white paper and a damp paper towel.
Wipe across the paper with the paper towel so it’s just damp,
but not soggy. This is important for the paper to absorb the
marker ink that is on the leaf.
Turn the coloured part of the leaf onto the paper and press down gently. Press all over to be sure that the colours from the leaf have a chance to transfer to the paper and then carefully remove the leaf.
Experiment with colouring both the top side and and the underside of the leaves. Which produces a better result?
Learning suggestions for week beginning 11th May 2020
Please use BBC bite size for Maths
You might like also try:
Hunting for sounds
Each day - Pick three sounds that we have learnt from Song of Sounds (the word mat is below)
Then go on a hunt around your home or garden and try finding objects that contain the same sound (rain, paint, train). If you can, try writing the names of the items too. Some sounds may be tricky so if you can't find anything can you think up words.
Try to find four items for each sound.
Body percussion, what noise can you make without an instrument?
Choose your favourite song and play your body percussion along with the beat.
Do you remember what describing words are?
You can use lots of adjectives (describing words) when describing things and you can join ideas together using words like:
My garden is full of lovely, colourful flowers and it attract lots of wildlife.
Find your favourite toy and try to describe it for 30 seconds.
Imagine you could create a magical plant. What would it be?
Try to consider the following things:
Write three sentences about your magical creation.
Remember to use capital letters and punctuation in your sentences and include lots of describing words and conjunctions.
Choose four people that you know - these could be friends or family - and list all the things that each person really loves.
Then think of a magical plant for each person. For example, if one of your friends really loves football, you could have a tree that is covered in lots of footballs.
Draw each magic plant - making sure you include notes to describe features of the tree.
Can you write the alphabet in lower case and upper case (capital letters). Hoe many look the same?
Have a chat with someone in your family and answer these questions.
What is your favourite book? (It can be a book from school or a book from home)
Why is it your favourite story?
Can you write the name of your favourite book?
Can you name the 5 senses?
Draw a picture for each body part that is linked to each sense.
For the next few weeks we will be looking at the 5 senses.
This week we will look at the sense of sight.
For this first of the 5 senses science experiments, you’ll need someone to help you, you might need to go outside to complete this.
Standing several feet away from the helper, throw a bean bag or soft squishy ball back and forth. After a few throws, blindfold the person helping you, take a few steps away from them, and then pull a blindfold over your own eyes. Now try throwing the bean bag back and forth again.
You could also try rolling a ball back and forth, with you and your helper sitting on the floor. If you only cover one eye, instead of using the blindfold, how hard is it to roll the ball to your helper? Our eyes work together, so it is much harder if one of them is covered up.
Using only your finger to paint with can you create a picture of your favourite piece of fruit?
Addition and Subtraction -
A great resource - draw a number line or use a 100 square (see below) help children count forward or backwards.
BBC Bite size & White Rose
This week we are asking you to log onto the BBC Bite size website and view the Maths lessons.
We have attached a worksheet below that follows this for you to try (one a day is fine)
To make it more practical-
You could also:
Go on your daily walk and collect different objects as you go, such as leaves or stones. When you get home use what you have found to create your own addition + and Subtraction – number sentences
ORFind some objects/toys from around your house and use these to create your own addition + and subtraction -
English- Story writing
Use your word mat from last week about your favourite toy/TV character. We would like you to create a comic strip story about your character. Try creating your own story about your character. Draw a picture for each box and 1 sentence per picture. Remember to include Capital Letters, Full stops and WOW words.
Where is the most unusual place you can read in your house?
Have a go at reading this short story and answering the questions.
Practise spelling the Days of the Week and the Months of the Year. Remember that they all start with a Capital Letter
Continue to work on your poster from last week
Choose 2 different animals and compare each animal
Have a go at completing a Joe Wicks workout from YouTube.
Can you create your own workout for someone in your family to try with you?
Write down a list of the activities you choose.
Create a picture by printing using fruit and vegetables.
Sing the nursery rhyme Humpty Dumpty- now find something from around your home to use as an instrument such as saucepans (Sorry Parents) or an old cardboard box and have a go at creating your own marching beat, then sing Humpty Dumpty again using your instrument to accompany you.
Online phonics lessons for Letters and Sounds
We are pleased to announce, from Monday 27 April, online phonics lessons are available from Letters and Sounds for home and school
Written and presented by phonics experts and funded by the Department for Education, the online lessons are designed to cover new phonics teaching that that children would have received over the summer term had they been in school. This resource is for use by teachers and parents who will find planning and teaching phonics challenging when schools are closed due to Covid-19.
We would recommend looking at all of the videos if you can, but focussing on the year 1 videos .
There is a letter attached with some more information for you
This week we would like you to have a look learning all about time.
In class we created a word bank for our story The Night’s Pirate. Can you create your own word bank for your favourite TV or movie character, or your favourite toy. You might like to draw a picture of them first. There is an example below. You’ll need this word mat for your activity next week.
Create a cozy corner to sit in and read each day. If you are running out of books please use the link below, you will have to register but it is free and you can access lots of e-books.
Practise spelling the numbers 1-10
One, two, three ……..
Then find one item, then two items the same (pair of socks), then three items the same (apples) etc.
Choose 2 different animals and compare each animal
BBC Bitesize- Key Stage 1 animals
PSHE – Healthy Me
Using a timer set for 30 seconds write down how many of these exercises you can do-
Record them in a table
Design and make a healthy snack to share with your family.
Write a set of instructions of how you made your snack.
Remember to include First, Then, Next
Don’t forget to write a list of things you will need
Create a piece of art work using food as paints
Paprika and water – Orange
Tea bags – Brown
Chopped blueberries – Blue
Beetroot – Purple
Spinach – Green
WARNING- You might get messy
Draw a rainbow and write the French word of each of the colours.
Practise you French
Year 1 and 2 are enjoying learning about our local area this half term. Over the past half term the children have been busy learning new skills such as drawing landscapes and reading and devising their own maps. Year 2 have been investigating the key features of a location. The children are looking forward to going for a walk around our local area with their classes over the next couple of weeks. Photos to follow!
We are following a phonics scheme called 'Song of Sounds' this year. Every lesson we sing the 'sound song' which is how the children remember their sounds.
Each week we are learning the same sound but with multiple spellings. e.g. /ee/ bee, /ea/ beans, /e_e/ athlete and /y/ happy.
The children really enjoy our phonics lessons, especially our extended session where we play phonics games!
We have recently begun using a website called GoNoodle in class.
GoNoodle has some brilliant videos which promote movement and mindfullness where the children can dance, practise their balancing skills, have brain breaks and take part in short yoga sessions.
These videos have been a great help when we start to feel a little tired from working really hard!
This is one example of the many GoNoodle videos we use in class!
Click here for more information.