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 7 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!
As I was at school on Friday, George heard that Joe Wicks was dressed as Harry potter for fancy dress Friday and knew I would really enjoy this (as I like Harry Potter) so decided to do the workout on his own! Here is a picture of George doing the Joe Wicks workout on Friday. Lola did not want to join in and was sleeping in her bed as she had been for a long walk in the Sunshine just before George started.
Morning work: To complete pages 9 and 10 of your yellow maths packs all about 10s and 1s.
If you have anything at home that you can use to represent the 10s sticks and the 1s cubes that might really help you.
This is what 10s and 1s are represented like:
Phonics: In your phonics buster books please complete page 30 about vowel digraphs with alternative sounds.
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: This week we are going to be looking at poetry. We are going to begin our week by looking again at acrostic poems. You might remember that an acrostic poem is a poem where the first letter of each consecutive line spells a word, normally related to the theme of the poem.
To begin your lesson, I would like you to look through the document below about acrostic poems, just incase you have forgotten how to write them.
Now you have refreshed your brains about what an acrostic poem is, I would like you to practice in your yellow book by writing an acrostic poem using your name. Here are some examples to show you. There is a document below that you can download and open containing ideas for the different letters of the alphabet should you need any help thinking of words.
Dont forget to send me them to look at! I would love to see how creative you are with your name acrostic poems. I will share them in the gallery for all your friends to see too!
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 starter: Today we are going to be carrying on with our learning about fractions. To warm up your brians, I would like you to watch this short video about fractions. You can sing, dance and move along if you want to.
Maths: Today, we are going to be looking at quarters. To help us understand what a 1/4 is we are going to be investigating what quarters are in real life and where we may have seen 1/4 before and not known.
To help us first understand what a 1/4 is, I would like you to watch this very catchy fracions song all about 1/4 which shows different object split in to quarters.
Now you have watched the video and have some understanding of what a quarter is, there is a worksheet to complete that you can download and print if you have a printer, then you need to cut all the objects in to quarters and mix them up and put them back together again. If you do not have a printer you can simply draw the objects and show the four seperate quarters.
Remember that a 1/4 is an equal part and all the parts that make the whole are the same size.
Topic (Science): Today we are going to be looking at how plants grow and change over time. I would like you to sit with your grown-up and work through the slides below and watch the plant changing over time video before completing the worksheet that goes with it.
I would like you to look back at your KWL grid, what have you learnt? Did you find out all the answers to the questions you had? Fill in today's learning and then it is complete, you have learnt so much about plants and trees over the past 5 weeks. I hope you have enjoyed this topic.
In your yellow books, after completing the slides and watching the video, can you complete the following worksheet. You might need your work from Week 1 to help you and to go and look at the same plants again.
End of the day story: The story I have chosen today is called 'Albie and the space rocket' written by Andy Cutbill. We have read this a few times in class, especially during our zoom to the moon topic.