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! I have loved the pictures of your amazing artwork and your super maths, well done!
Today, as the weather was so nice when I got back from school, George, Lola and I enjoyed the sun by sitting on the grass sharing fruit (Lola's favourites are strawberries) and then Lola and George had a nap in the sunshine on her bed. I hope you all enjoyed the sun, I have loved seeing your pictures of you playing outside, feeding the ducks, going for walks and other lovely things so keep sending those to me.
Phonics: In your phonics buster books please complete pages 31 and 32 about vowel digraphs with alternate 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: Today keeping with the theme of seasons poetry, I would like you to complete page 64 from your handwriting booklet about creating summer poems.
These types of poems are called senses poems. We have written a lot of senses poetry during this year, especially during our topic 'Marvellous Me' which was all about the human body and senses. We also wrote a lovely senses poem with Year 2 all about the Great Fire of London when the Poet Ash Dickenson came to visit us at school. If you have forgotten what a senses poem looks like, there are a few examples below to help refresh your brains and have a read through.
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!
Music: This week in Music we are going to be learning about a musical instrument called the drums. We will be learning about the drums by looking at a super programme called Yolanda's Band Jam.
To find the programme click on the link below.
In today's lesson YolanDa Brown and her house band The Band Jaminals entertain an audience of children with live music and guests. Today YolanDa welcomes guest performer Afrika Green, who wows the crowd with a flurry on her five-piece drum kit. Afrika shows the audience how to practice drumming by using animal names to create different drum rhythms just by clapping and stamping.
The Fact Jam goes on to explore drums further. Drums are the oldest instruments in the world, existing since the time of cave dwellers, and the biggest kit in the world has over 800 pieces.
Whilst YolanDa and Afrika get ready for the Band Jam, a short film follows a young girl as she gets some tips about writing rap music from top London rappers Princess and Saffron.
End of the day story: The story I have chosen today is 'a quiet night in' by Jill Murphy. I know you all really like the stories Jill Murphy writes about the Large family, so I found one I don't think we have read in class before. I hope you enjoy it!