Good Morning Year 1
I hope you all had a fabulous weekend and a super Easter holiday, I can't wait to hear about what you have been doing! I also hope you have recharged your brains ready for another busy week of home learning. This week is week 3 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. I have just set up a new gallery for all your fabulous learning in week 3 so make sure we fill it up by sending lots of picture updates! Keep up the amazing work, I am proud to be your teacher and now your grown-ups can see why as you are showing them how hard you work and how beautiful your work is! Always remember we are the best Year 1 class in the world!!
During the Easter holiday I had to go into school to help look after some children who needed the school to open so their Mummy and Daddy could carry on their key working, I took Goerge with me and he asked me if he could share a little message with you on the board so here it is...He misses you all a lot!
Morning work: To complete the following calculations in your yellow books.
Phonics: In your phonics buster books complete pages 12 and 13. You can listen to Miss Martin's audio clips as she reads out what to do and then talks through the answers so you can self mark them.
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. I am pleased that so many of you in your email updates have been saying you have been accessing the phonics play website, well done!
English: Today we are beginning a new term, so are moving on to our new topic about the wonderful world of plants. This week we are going to be focusing our Enlgish learning on the traditional tale of Jack and the beanstalk as this ties into our topic very well.
Today I would like you to watch the video below of the story Jack and the beanstalk and then talk to your grown ups about what happens in the story and who the main characters are. some things you might want to discuss are: Who are the characters? What feelings do they have? What is important about them? Where is the story set?
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/
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!
Maths: Today we are going to be looking at counting in groups of 10 and using our knowledge of one more than and one less than to help us find certain numbers. Using the 100 square below, I would like you to answer the following questions in your yellow books.
1) 10 more than 20 2) 10 more than 35 3) 10 more than 42 4) 10 more than 84
5) 10 more than 78 6) 10 less than 23 7) 10 less than 99 8) 10 less than 17
9) 10 less than 62 10) 10 less than 56
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.
Topic (Science): Today we are going to begin our new topic the wonderful world of plants. Throughout the topic you will be taught to observe, identify, compare, classify and describe UK plants. You will also become familiar with different types of plants, including wild plants, garden plants and trees. We will use the terms 'deciduous', 'evergreen', 'leaves', 'stem', 'flower', blossom' and many more to describe a wide variety of plants.
Today as this is the start of our topic, I would like you to create a 'KWL' grid with your grown up and fill in what you already know (K) want to know ( W) about plants, leaving the L blank as we will fill that in at the end of the topic as this is the what we have learnt (L). Here is a picture of what a KWL grid looks like, Miss Martin made this example so you can create your own in your yellow books.
Once you have filled out your KWL grid, to start our learning on plants I would like you to sit with your grown up and work through the slides below titiled 'What is a plant' and complete the worksheet.
In your yellow books, After completing the slides 'What is a plant' can you complete the following task:
End of the day story: A few of you have emailed me saying how much you loved me reading a story to you over the past few days so I will continue to do this for as long as we are away from school. The story I have chosen today is one of your favourite books from the classroom and you have probably at some point taken it home to share with your grown-ups. The story is Brown Bear, Brown Bear, what do you see? by Bill Martin JR. and Eric Carle.