Welcome to Year 1
I hope all the children have enjoyed coming into school to meet their new teachers. It has been so lovely to see everyone again. I have seen lots of happy faces around school and in the playground.
I have set a few pieces of work on Purple Mash for the last few days. Below the KS1 team have come up with some Summer time activities if you need any inspiration to keep the children busy over the 6 weeks.
I hope you all have a wonderful, relaxing summer and thank you for all the support over this unusual academic year.
It would be fabulous if you could keep your children reading over the holidays and find some time to continue to read to them.
SUMMER IS HERE!!!!!!
This week with BBC Bite size you will be looking at time
You could also do some outside maths. Have a look at the challenge cards below and choose a few to complete- We have attached the document with many more on should you wish to do more.
As this year comes to an end. Have a think about what we have done this year.
Can you write a few sentences about the following things:
Your favourite moment in class and at home during lock down.
Your favourite book you have read at school with an adult or an adult has shared with you.
Something you have learnt this year.
You favourite activity at school and at home during lock down.
A memory of this year.
Watch the video below about a musical Hippo called Max
Draw a picture of Max playing one of the instruments in the story.
What instruments did you see? Could you name them all? Which instrument would you like to play?
Which instrument was the loudest he played?
Which instrument was the quietest?
This week with White Rose and BBC Bitesize you are going to be looking at Fractions.
You could also:
You will need a blob of playdough
Can you share it into:
2 pieces (halves) ½
4 pieces (quarters) ¼
Each piece must be the same size (parts) Once you have completed each sharing you must put the blob back together before moving onto the next step (whole)
Complete these stem sentences: The whole is divided into ___ equal parts. Each of these parts is one ____ of the whole.
Try answering these questions:
Finding Sounds Challenge
Have an explore around your house and see if you can find objects that match the descriptions below and think about which is your favourite and why.
Can you shake it?
Find an object that shakes and draw a picture of it. What instrument does this remind you of?
Made of wood
Find an object that is made out of wood and draw a picture of it. Does it make a long or short sound?
Made of metal
Find an object that is made of metal and draw a picture of it. Does it make a long or short sound?
Can you rub this against something?
Find an object that you can rub and draw a picture of it. What sound does it make?
Can you find more sounds?
Can you find any other interesting sounds around your house? Think about what they're made of and what kind of sound they make.
This week you are going to be learning all about coins with White Rose.
You could also:
Draw around each coin and label them.
Make up a song about washing your hands. You can use a well-known tune or come up with one of your own. Get someone to time how long it takes to sing whilst you actually wash your hands.
You can use instruments, clapping, anything in your song. Try to make it 20 seconds long.
Look at this one on youtube with an adult to give you some ideas.
Explore and Create...
All you need for this is a few sheets of scrap paper and some creative thinking...
Thinking about ... volume
What is the loudest sound you can make with just paper?
What is the quietest sound you can too?
Can you make a sound that goes from loud to quiet? Or quiet to loud?
Thinking about ... nature
Can you make a sound like a snake slithering in the grass?
Can you make a sound like raindrops landing on the roof?
Can you make a sound like wind in the trees?
Thinking about ... how did you make the sounds?
Did you use one or more sheets of paper?
What did you do to make the sounds?
This week with BBC Bitesize you are going to be looking at place value and counting to 100.
You could also:
Now re-write the story in your neatest handwriting.
Can you sort these words into real and nonsense (alien) words.
You could also put the real words into some sentences.day zay ray sway tay fay cloud found froud stop pot pont
Seasons and length of day
Watch the videos on the website and have a go at completing activities 1& 2
Create a poster about the 4 seasons and the different weather we have on these 4 seasons.
This week we are going to draw an outline of your face, you can do a side view or front view. Then you are going to draw everything you like inside of your outline. Whats your favourite toy? Game? Food? Activity?
You can use pencils, paint, chalk or pastels. Try to make the face accurate including nose and hair if you can.
This week you can Sing and Shake...
A Sailor Went to Sea, Sea, Sea – Watch, listen and join in with this catchy song about a sailor and his ship on the BBC Teach website you can sing and clap along to.
Watch A Sailor Went to Sea, Sea, Sea on the BBC Website...
Make your own shaker and enjoy singing and playing along to this song – you could use a plastic container with rice in or a plastic bottle with some pasta in it. Every time you hear the word ‘sea’ shake your shaker.
Listen and respond...
Listen to the video below – Sailing By – a piece of music about sailing on water.
Listen with your eyes closed for about 30 seconds with a family member, then answer or discuss these questions about what you heard...
This week we would like you to think about and talk about who is special to you. You will need a piece of paper for this task. First talk about who is special to you and why. Is it your grandma? What makes her special to you?
Draw a picture of your special person and write some sentences under their picture explaining why they are special to you.
Plates are great ways to share out items.
You can use pasta as counters (you might like to paint them first) or Lego or even Cherios.
Looking at odd and even numbers up to 20 which ones can we share out equally between 2.
Number 4 – yes we can can share out equally between 2.
2 + 2 = 4
When you have completed all the numbers up to 20 you might like to increase the number of plates to 3 and try the numbers again. What do you notice when sharing the number 6 & 12?
For each stage of a person’s life, think of adjectives and verbs that you can use to describe what they look like and what they can or can’t do. For example, a baby is small and cuddly. What colour eyes and hair do they have, brown, blonde, blue, green? Have they got any teeth yet? Can they sit without help, or crawl, or walk yet? Can they eat solid food?
Write some sentences using these adjectives and verbs, describing the people in the pictures.
Use are senses to describe and identify fruit and vegetables.
Bring together a collection of different fruit and vegetables.
Uses your senses:
What do they look like?
What do they feel like?
What do they smell like?
Choose one item to draw and write down all the words that come from using our senses to describe the fruit.
What does it taste like?
Does it make a sound when you eat it?
Do you like the taste?
Does it remind you of anything else you have tasted?
On Sunday 21st June it is father’s day. This week make a card for your dad, grandad or someone you love. You can print the cards attached or use a piece of paper to create your own. Try to include a range of colour, lines, shapes and patterns to create your card. What will you draw on the card? What do they like? What do you like to do together?
On the inside remember capital letters for names! This is also a great time to practice your neat handwriting.
This week we are focusing on mindfulness. Work you way through the mindfulness challenge cards.
Get a timer and set it for 5 minutes.
Think about where you will do this task, in the house? The garden?
What did you hear in these 5 minutes. Talk to an adult about what you heard. Try the activity again in a different place. Did you hear anything different?
You could also:
Play a game of Hopscoth and instead of counting in 1's count in 2s,5s or 10s and work out the multiplication and division number sentences for the number you land on
e.g. 5= 5x2=10
50 ÷ 10=5
Or roll a dice and write down the same number sentences for the number you roll
Read the poem about our 5 senses
Can you create your own poem about our 5 senses- remember to use rhyming words
Or you could:
Think about your favourite story- write a few sentences about why it is your favourite story. Ask someone in your family what their favourite story is and why.
This activity requires chewing and so could be either done during a meal or else as an experiment. To learn more about sound, chew a bite of food, listen to the sound it makes, and compare the sounds made by soft foods and hard or crunchy foods. Try bananas, bread, crackers, chips, carrots, etc. Do you think the sounds will be louder or quieter if you cover your ears with your hands while chewing? Try it out.
The sounds we hear while chewing are actually louder when our ears are covered. Do you know why? There is a tube that connects each ear to your nose and throat called a Eustachian Tube. When you plug your ears from the outside, you can still hear sounds from inside of your mouth through this tube. Everything you hear sounds louder because the noises from outside your ears are being blocked out.
Last week we saw the launch of Spacex. This week’s art has a space theme.
Make a Telescope
Use cardboard rolls and use a range of materials to decorate and personalize your telescope. Maybe with an adult you could look of a window after dusk to spot things in the sky, stars, airplanes, satellites — maybe even a shooting star!
Hand print Rocket Ship
Use a hand print to make the body of your rocket ship and then add details with your finger, like the wings, booster jets and maybe some stars. Or for a different version use a footprint for the rocket body.
Use the website link to experiment, create and combine sounds to make up my own piece of music. First try the different sounds available to you. Try to learn a song from the ‘teach’ drop down menu. Then create a piece of music of your choice. Remember to write down the piano key letters to help you remember your piece of music. Then perform this to an adult.
It is important we know how to wash our hands properly so they are nice and clean. Look at the pictures and draw them in the right order.
Then check you have put it in the right order by asking someone in your home to follow your steps.
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 bitesize
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 anything that contain the same sound (ai - rain, train, paint). Some might be tricky so you could come up with a word if you can't find anything. If you can, try writing the names of the items too.
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?
If you go out on a walk for your exercise you might find some sticks. Collect as many as you can and see what you can create.
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 (LINK?)
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.
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