Good morning Year 1
I hope you all had a fabulous day yesterday and managed to complete some super work with 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! Keep up the amazing work! I love to receive your emails telling me all about the exciting things you have been doing and looking at the pictures of your super work makes me very proud of you...Please keep contacting me to let me know how you are and what you are up to.
Yesterday as it was very hot, Lola and George decided they would stay cool by staying inside and snuggling together on Lola's bed with the fan on them to help keep them cool. We also closed the curtains to keep the sun out of the room and opened the windows.
Morning work: To complete pages 5 and 6 in your English packs about using capital letters to start sentences.
Remember a capital letter is:
Phonics: In your letters and sounds booklet please go back to page 21 and 21. Remember practice makes perfect!
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. https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/#
You could also play some different phonics games at http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/literacy.html a
I am pleased that so many of you in your email updates have been saying you have been accessing the phonics play and ICT games websites, well done!
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 for our maths starter, we are going to watch a video about fidning out the post word for the number on the bottom of a fraction. This word is called Denominator and I would like you to watch this video and learn some more about it.
Maths: Today, we are going to be carrying on our learning about fractions. Today, I would like you to investigate the differences and similarities between halves and quarters.First i would like you to go through the presentation below with your grown ups and then complete the investigation tasks to see if you can find out the similarities between them.
You will notice today that 2/2 = 1 whole and 4/4 = 1 whole. You will also notice that 2/4 = 1/2.
Handwriting: In your handwriting packs please complete page 20 about horizontal join practice and page 34 about the long O sound. If you wish to watch videos on how to form these letters before having a go yourself you can log into letter join and watch.
Click on the following link to access the website: https://www.letterjoin.co.uk/log-in.html
The login is as follows, username: tfps_2 password: thythorn2
(Please note there are no capitals in the password or the login)
To watch individual letters click on the letter and then press the button that says 'play'. You can watch this as many times as you like and if you are on a tablet or computer you can click the 'try' button at the button and you can have a go at the letters using your mouse or finger before having a go at the pages in your booklet.
Computing: Today we are going to be learning all about what goes into making a computer game and how algorithms work.
There are lots of types of computer games. You can solve puzzles, make things run and jump, drive a car or play a sport. Computer games work by setting a task you need to do. When you finish one task you can move on to a new one. When you make a game, you can decide what the tasks are and set the rules.
You can make a computer game using code and algorithms.
Today's lesson can be found on the BBC Bitesize website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zkxybdm
This lesson includes:
After you have watched the videos I would like you to complete the activities on the BBC bitesize webpage.
Ask an adult to help you with this activity from Barefoot.
Following along with the instructions you will use a well-known song or story to learn about putting a sequence of events in the right order - the first step in understanding algorithms!
Ask an adult to help you with this activity from Barefoot
You will transform into robots and program each other's movements.
You will learn about the key ideas of algorithms, debugging, and programming.
End of the day story: Today's story is called 'cock-a-doodle-hooo' written by Mick Manning and Greta Granstrom. I hope you enjoy the story