Good Morning Year 1!
I hope you all had a fabulous weekend and have recharged your brains ready for another busy week of home learning. This week is week 6 of our home learning (it's going so fast!) and I want you all to continue to work hard at home for your grown-ups. Keep up the amazing work, you are doing a fabulous job!
I just wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you to all the grown-ups for allowing your children to join our mini VE day party on Friday, it was lovely to see the children and to hear them communicating to their friends again. Hopefully, as Mrs Podgers said 'Storms don't last forever and we'll all be together again soon'. Until then grown-ups continue doing what you are doing, you are doing an amazing job as the children are all happy and from updates I receive they are completing amazing work, so thank you! Without you and your support, none of this would be possible.
I will just leave you with the song lyrics to one of my favourite wartime songs which we played on Friday, and hopefully, we'll meet again soon. It is a section from Dame Vera Lynn's 'We'll meet again'.
Morning work: To complete the following comprehension questions in your yellow books. Looking at the picture below can you answer these questions:
1) Who is fishing?
2) Who is taking a photograph?
3) Who is painting?
4) Who is riding a bike?
5) Who is playing chase?
Phonics: In your phonics buster books please complete page 26 about Ph&Wh.
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
A big thumbs up to those of you who are trying the phonics games and scoring really high scores, this is fantastic. Well done!
English: Last week we explored the sotry of the 'Tiny seed' by creating our own story maps and re-writing the story in our own words. As you will be very familliar with the story now, today I would like you to write your own book review of the story.
We have written a few book reviews in class before, when we read traction man and the tiger who came to tea so you shoul be familiar with the layout and what they include. If you have forgotten here is a quick reminder. You can either write straight in to your yellow books, or if you have a printer at home you can download print the book review template from below.
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 childrens author) has given you the opportunity every day to reveice a short audio book 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.
If David Walliams is not to your taste, another super children's author Oliver Jeffers is also reading his books live on insagram everyday. However if you do not have access to instagram his previously read stories and videos can be found on his website. https://www.oliverjeffers.com/abookaday
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! I hear a lot of you are reading a lot at home so keep it up!
Maths: Today, we are going to be moving on to our new topic called farctions. With your grown-up discuss the following questions before we begin today's learning : Have you heard about fractions before? What do you think a fraction is? What does it show?
To beign with we will be learning all about what a half (1/2) and what a quarter (1/4) are and how we can explore them in lots of different ways. W e are going to be starting our learning by looking at halves.
To begin your learning, I would like you to watch the short introduction to 1/2 and 1/4 answering the questions you and your grown-ups discussed earlier.
Topic (Science): Today we are going to be looking at labelling the parts of a plant. I would like you to sit with your grown-up and work through the slides below titled ' labelling the parts of a plant' and watch the DR.Binocs video before completing the worksheet that goes with it.
Remember when you learn something new add it to your KWL grid under the L column as this shows you the things you have learnt. They must be getting really full now!
End of the day story: The story I have chosen today is called 'Kippers Birthday' written by Mick Inkpen. I hope you enjoy this story