Good Morning Year 1 I am pleased to say you've made it to FRIDAY! Do you know how amazing you are? You have made it to the end of your third week of home learning...Well done! You are a class of resilient rangers, preserving when things got tough, I am so proud of all of you!
I hope today you continue to work hard at home for your grown-ups. The updates I have received from you all so far have gone in a super picture gallery so look out for your pictures there! Please continue to send them to me and if you haven't sent me any yet...Please do as I love to see what you are all up to at home and it makes me smile to see you all and know you are happy, safe and well.
Yesterday whilst I was at school, George wanted to make a pom-pom for the tree in our Village which people are making look lovely with lots of multi-coloured pom-poms and flags. As you can see it didn't go well to begin with and he ended up getting tangled in the wool and once finished Lola stole it and was playing with it...But I am pleased to say he got it back and is very happy with how his blue pom-pom turned out. We will go and hang it on the tree later
Phonics: In your phonics buster books please complete pages 16 and 17 about adjacent consonants. I would also like you to practice some tricky words today, these can be found in the video below. Can you sing along to the video and write a few of them down in your yellow books.
There are some great interactive games on the phonics play website for children to play and revise their phonetic skills. Currently, the website is free for parents to sign up to if you log in using the user name: march 20 and the password: home.
You could also play some different phonics games at: http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/literacy.html
English: Today we are going to start writing our own version of the story for Jack and the beanstalk. We are going to write the story over two days (Today and Monday). So today try and write up to the part when Jack climbs the beanstalk and finds the castle. Remember to make it interesting using all your amazing adjectives that we have practised this week to describe things, so that when somebody reads it they want to carry on reading!
Use the story you wrote on Tuesday to help you with the sequence of the story and the characters.
I would like you to change two things about the original story, you could change lots of things including:
There are lots of ideas for things which you can change, these are just a few suggestions.
Remember to include:
Reading: Make sure you read a book today or have a grown-up read you a story. If you have read all your reading books from school, you can read some of the phonetically decodable comics online. These can be found at www.phonicsplaycomics.co.uk.
Also, David Walliams (A well-known children's author) has given you the opportunity every day to receive a short audiobook from his collection of short stories from his book 'The World’s Worst Children!' You can access these at: https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/
New stories are avaliable after 11am every day, or you can listen to ones from the day before if you wish.
Try and remember to record all of your reading in your diary so that we can see how much reading you have done when we come back to school. I can't wait to see how much reading you have done at home!
In maths today we are going to have a flash back friday, this is something we do most Friday's where we test the skills and knowledge we have learnt so far throughout the year. In your yellow books can you answer the following questions:
Bonus maths work: For all you keen mathematicians (and I know there is a few of you!) Carol Vorderman has now made her activities free to home learners too! Aren't we lucky! Make sure you access the explorer level which is for Key stage 1 children.
Create a login, then access the parent zone or pupil zone for maths topics, games and fun! There's plenty of virtual rewards and you can keep a track on how you are doing.
Show and tell: On Fridays in Year 1 after lunch we do show and tell to help improve our listening and speaking skills. This week, I would love you to send me an email telling me some of the things you have been doing and send me some pictures of you completing your work or enjoying the sunshine. I look forward to hearing all about your week!
Remember my Email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Golden Time! - On a Friday afternoon in Year 1 we have GOLDEN TIME!
I think you will agree with me when I say that this week (just like last week) has been very different to the normal weeks at school, but more than ever I think you have deserved your golden time. Play, be creative, make things, dress up, tell jokes and let your imagination run wild...You are amazing Year 1 and I am proud to be your teacher!
End of the day story: The story I have chosen today is one that we have read a few times in class, you seem to laugh your heads off at this book and I think at times like this we need to laugh! The story is called 'Aliens love Dinopants' by Claire Freedman and illustraited by Ben Cort.