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!
Yesterday as I was at school again, Lola went for a big walk down to the local canal and she enjoyed the sunshine and fresh air. Here is a picture of her by the water looking at the canal boats and walking really nicely, I hear she was a very good girl.
Morning work: In your yellow books, can you complete the following work about adding the endings 'ing', 'er' and 'est'. We have done this in school so this is to refresh your brains. Some of them may fit with more than one of the endings so make sure you try all possibilities.
Phonics: In your phonics buster books can you complete pages 24 and 25 about words with two syllables.
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!
You could also play some different phonics games at: http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/literacy.html
Keep up the super work in phonics, I am so proud of how hard you are all trying with your phonics learning!
Today I would like you to try and write up the parts of the story for the seasons of Spring and Summer. Remember to do your best Year 1 writing and remember to make it interesting by using lots of describing words so that when somebody reads it they want to carry on reading!
Remember to include:
Here is a video of the 'Tiny seed' to help you if you think you might have forgotten something from your story maps.
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 children's author) has given you the opportunity every day to receive a short audiobook from his collection of short stories from his book 'The World’s Worst Children!' You can access these at https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/
These are uploaded after 11 am daily, but you can still access the earlier ones of you go on before then.
Maths starter: Our starter today is about counting in groups of 2. To warm our brains up and to practice, I would like you to watch this short video and sing/dance and join in with the counting.
Maths: Today I would like you to complete the worksheet from your maths packs titled 'Groups of 10-word problems'.
Remember, draw to be sure!
Bonus maths work: If you would like more practice at counting in 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s or some extra maths work, please go to: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/znywjhv
This work will refresh your brains and provide more practice of counting forwards and backwards in steps of 2, 3, 5 and 10.There is a slide show for you to watch and some worksheets to download and complete in your yellow books. The answers are also there so you can self mark using your special marking pens.
I am so pleased to hear that some of you are completing these extra challenges or uisng them to extend your knowledge of a topic you feel you need more practice in. Well done!
Music: Today in Music we are going to be looking at body percussion. To do this we will be doing this on the BBC bitesize page https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zb9djhv
This lesson includes:
First, watch the video where you will see people create their own melodies and rhythms from just the noises they can make with their bodies. This is called body percussion. Why don't you try making some of the noises they make in the video?
Then, complete :
Activity 1 - Practice making sounds with different parts of your body.
Dowload the worksheet and see if you can make the sounds.
Activity 2 - Forbidden rhythm game.
Watch the video to see how to play the Forbidden Rhythm game.
Forbidden Rhythm is a game that helps you to develop a sense of pulse as a group.
The game involves your grown-up clapping a rhythm and you repeating it back to them.
Activity 3 - Play it.
End of the day story: The story I have chosen today is one that we have not read before at school, it is called 'Polly parrot picks a pirate' written by Peter Bently and Penny Dann.