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. I am so glad the rain that was forecast didn't come and we had another beautiful and sunny weekend.
This week is week 4 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. The updates I have received from you all so far have gone in a super picture gallery so look out for your pictures there! I have just set up a new gallery for all your fabulous learning in week 4 so make sure we fill it up by sending lots of picture updates! Keep up the amazing work, you are doing a fabulous job!
As the weather was so nice again this weekend, I enjoyed some time in the garden with Lola and Geoge. We sunbathed, read some books and had a BBQ. George helped to cook the food on the BBQ and said it smelt delicious. We hope you had fun relaxing and playing this weekend too!
Phonics: In your phonics buster books please complete page 18 about vowel digraphs.
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: Today we are going to continue writing our own version of the story for Jack and the beanstalk. So today try and write from the part when Jack climbs the beanstalk and finds the castle to the end of the story. Remember to make it interesting using all the amazing adjectives that you practised last 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. If you have forgotten the story, the video you watched last week is below to refresh your brain.
Remember, 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. Well done if you have already changed two things.
Remember to include:
I can't wait to read some of your finished stories! You can take a picture and send them to me by email if you want to
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.
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 for our maths starter, we are going to practise counting in 5s, just so they stay fresh in our minds. Watch the short video below and dance, sing and join in with the counting!
Maths: Today we are going to work on our recognition of numbers in different forms. To do this you are going to need a six sided dice with the numbers 1-6. If at home you do not have any games with dice in you can use an online dice, just go to this website : https://dice.virtuworld.net/
1) Roll your dice
2) look at the number you have rolled and say it aloud to your grown up
3) show that number in different ways.
To show your number in different ways, you could find objects around your house or garden to represent (show) that number. I tired this and I rolled a number three, here are my ways of showing the number three with things I found in school.
1) The digit 3
2) Three keys
3) Three cubes
4) Three glue sticks
5) 3 stamps
6) The number name of three
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 be looking at identifying garden plants. I would like you to sit with your grown up and work through the slides below titiled 'Identifying garden plants' and complete the worksheets 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.
End of the day story: The story I have chosen today is one that we have read a few (hunderd) times in class. The story is called 'The Gruffalo' by Julia Donalson and Illustraited by Alel Scheffler.
"A Gruffalo? What's a Gruffalo?"