We hope you all had a rested and fun half term and are now ready for our final half term of learning together. Our new topic is ‘Roots, Shoots and Welly Boots’ and there are some topic related activities on the school website for you to look at and try. We have also uploaded new maths and English activities on the webpage, as well as some links to different websites for you to investigate.
As you know things have been very different for us all and school learning has not been what we are used to but you have done wonderfully well. We are all so proud of your efforts and the amazing support from your grown-ups at home. It has been lovely speaking to some of you on the phone and hearing about things you have been doing in the house and with your families.
Keep reading. Keep practising your times tables and number bonds. Keep having fun!
Take advantage of this lovely weather. Be kind to each other and stay safe.
Miss Byatt, Miss Condliffe, Mrs Robinson, Miss Whitten & Mrs Young, Mrs Masri & Mrs Hafiz
Each week there will be a picture or a short video and each day there will be a task for you to do based on this stimulus. Enjoy and happy writing…
Every day you have a new reading challenge. What will you be reading today? If you love reading and are looking for some extra books, use Epic following this link:
Click on the ‘students’ access and enter your class code (this will have been emailed to your grown-up). Happy reading Year 1!
Or, why not try Oxford Owls free e-books which is the same leveled reading scheme we use in school
Try reading books from where you left off at school.
You have a new list to practice each week. See what your new words are for this week on
Vocabulary is important as it plays a vital role in speaking, listening, reading, comprehension and writing. Readers must use the words they hear orally to make a sense of the words they see in print. Children who hear more spoken words at home and school learn more words, have a better vocabulary and will apply it in their writing. Your child will learn the meaning of most words through everyday experiences:
They engage daily in oral language
They listen to adults read to them
The read on their own
Although a great deal of vocabulary is learned in these ways, some vocabulary needs to be taught. As a school, we are continually encouraging the children to explore their ‘word consciousness’. In our lessons, we have been teaching new vocabulary on a daily basis using ‘Wizard Words’ based on our English Text.
As we are not using a specific text, why not have a try at these ‘Word of the Day’ activities. You can use the interactive PowerPoint document below or you can use the PDF version and record your answers on a piece of paper or in your exercise book.
Vocabulary can be FUN! – try playing these games with your family:
Why not try some of our fun Vocabulary games below!
- A Splash of Synonyms Worksheet.pdf
- Buzzword of the Day.pdf
- Antonym Worksheet.pdf
- Antonym (Opposites) Game.pdf
- Conversation Vocabulary Cards.pdf
- Letter Grab Bag Game.pdf
- Movie Poster Worksheet.pdf
- Name 5 Things game.pdf
- Spelling Roll a Word Game.pdf
- Noun Hunt Worksheet.pdf
- Spelling Tic-Tac-Toe Game.pdf
- Spin and Review Game.pdf
- Synonym and Antonym Notebooks.pdf
- Vocabulary Flower Worksheet.pdf
- Vocabulary Four Square.pdf
- Vocabulary Word Wheel.pdf
- Word Building Activity sheet.pdf
- Synonym Word Dice Game.pdf
You may also want to try out this website:
for some quick writing challenges.
These writing challenges come with tutorial videos to support creative writing and have been created to make it easy for children who are home learning to create some inspired writing. The first challenge is a book review so come on Year 1 what’s stopping you! Let’s read about what you’ve been reading.
Our topic this half term is 'Roots, Shoots and Welly Boots', so we have planned lots of lovely, exciting art and creative activities for you to complete. You could record them in a sketchbook if you have one or on a piece of paper. If you don't have all the resources at home don't worry, just do the best you can!
Some of our creative activities are based on flowers. You could use flowers that you see in your garden or when you are out for your daily exercise. You could use them as inspiration for your creative pieces.
We have used some famous artists for inspiration. Look at the powerpoints below for more information about Claude Monet and Vincent Van Gogh.
Other Creative Ideas
- ART Lessons 1-7 summer 2.pdf
- Van Gogh Mindful Colouring sheets.pdf
- Claude Monet Information.ppt
- Van Gogh Information.ppt
You can also practice what you have learned by logging onto Mathletics.
So far this year we have taught the children:
- Counting and Representing numbers
- Number bonds to 10 and 20 – with instant recall
- Place value to 50
- Addition and subtraction up to 50
- One more/less than
- Geometry – properties of 2D and 3D shapes
- Comparing different lengths and weight
- Using and applying standard and non-standard measure
During this period of school closure, we would usually be teaching the children about the following:
- Multiplication and division of 2,5 and 10
- Simple fractions (half and quarter)
- Geometry – Position and direction (under, over, beside, in front of, behind, above, below, between, forward, backward, left right, turn)
- Place Value up to 100
- Money – recognise coins, notes and add small amounts to make a total
- Time – o’clock and half past
Other Useful Resources
Below you will also find a number of useful resources to support your child in their maths work.
All activities have been made available for your child to learn and explore. Your child’s login information is in their home school diary.
We have been using this online resource in school regularly in lessons and the children should be confident in accessing maths activities. There is a raft of games and learning screens to support them.
You can now sign up for free on this website. There are a range of interactive and printable activities to complement the Year 1 Maths Curriculum.
You could even have a go at growing your own plant! If you do, keep a journal, and record the growth and any changes you see. What do you notice about your plant as it grows?
Why not join in PE with Joe’ – 30 minute sessions on You Tube with Joe Wicks at 9am
Or maybe play a game in the garden, do a dance in the living room or even do some chores around the house! There’s always Cosmic Kids Yoga if you want to relax.
Or if you are looking for something more active try https://www.gonoodle.com/
General Curriculum Resources
There are a wide range of resources on Twinkl that cover all areas of the National Curriculum. There is also a specific School Closure Pack for Year 1 that can be downloaded and printed.
Other useful websites: