Year 1

BLACK LIVES MATTER

At Elm Grove we always strive to challenge racism. We want to help facilitate discussion about race and racial inequalities and know that representation is a good place to start. Each week we will share picture books that you may want to read at home.
Click on the covers to hear an audio version.

Week 12 – Week beginning 29.6.2020

Year 1 activities and projects – Week 12 – click here

Please find resources for Week 12 below.

This week we would like you to read and respond to an information text all about jackals. Jackals can be found in Southern Africa (South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe) and East Africa (Kenya, Somalia, and Ethiopia).

Day 1 (29.6.2020) – All about jackals!

Information text about jackals – click here

Information text (yellow)click here

Can you make up some actions to go along with this information? It will help you remember it! Ask an adult to quiz you on some information about jackals. Where will you need to look to find the answers? Is the question about what it looks like, what it eats, where it lives…?

Quiz questions for adults – click here

Day 2 (30.6.2020) – Creating a picture map

Today we would like you to create your own picture map to help you remember the information about jackals. Use the model text from yesterday to help you draw pictures and write notes on each section.

Blank picture map – click here

Day 3 (1.7.2020) – Use your picture map and the model text to re-read all about jackals. Today, have a go at writing one sentence (or as many as you like!) about the following:

  • What jackals look like

  • What jackals eat

  • Where jackals live

  • Any other interesting facts

Day 4 (2.7.2020) – Using ‘so’

Using what you know, label a picture of a jackal (see below). Write a sentence about these parts of a jackal using the word ‘so’.

Example – Jackals have large pointed ears so they can hear their prey coming.

Jackals have brown fur so they can camouflage in the desert.

Jackal labelling sheet – click here

Day 5 (3.7.2020) – Sentence doctor!

Someone has had a go at writing some sentences about jackals but they are not quite right… Have a look at the sentences below and see if you can write them out correctly.

Some of the things they may have forgotten include – capital letters, full stops, finger spaces, and some spellings. Oh dear!

Sentence doctor (yellow)click here

Sentence doctor – click here

This week we will be learning more about numbers to 100. For each lesson there is a short video followed by a worksheet activity (If you don’t have a printer, the worksheets are easy to replicate in your books). Click here to access the Year 1 home learning page. Scroll down until you see Summer Term – Week 9 (w/c 22nd June). On Friday, there will be a maths challenge/a maths game.

Year 1 videos – click here

Day 1 (29.6.2020) – Counting to 100

Video – click here     Activity – click here

Day 2 (30.6.2020) – Partitioning numbers

Video – click here     Activity – click here

Day 3 (1.7.2020) – Comparing numbers (1)

Video – click here     Activity – click here

Day 4 (2.7.2020) – Comparing numbers (2)

Video – click here     Activity – click here

Day 5 (3.7.2020) – Friday maths challenge/game – Spider spiral!

Activity – click here

The Phonics Play website has released some online comic books. They follow the same scheme we use in school and for our home learning.

You can access the Phonics Play comics website here.

Select Phase 2, Phase 3, or Phase 4

Select Phase 4, Phase 5a, or Phase 5b

We will practise tricky words (high frequency words and/or common exception words) for the next few weeks. Check back here every week for a selection of words to practise.

Choose which selection of words you want to practise this week (it doesn’t have to be all of the words on each phase’s word mat – just whatever works for you):

Phase 2click here     Phase 3click here     Phase 4 – click here     Phase 5 – click here 

 

Different ways to practise reading and writing tricky words:

Phonics play tricky word trucks (remember to log in first – username: march20, password: home): Select phase 2, 3, 4, or 5 – click here

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Phonics play sentence reading and writing (remember to log in first – username: march20, password: home) click here

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Look, say, cover, write, check: Blank template – click here

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Snap: Choose a few words to practice. Write out two copies of each word and place them face down. Turn over two cards – have you got a match?

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Bingo: Choose a selection of words and write a few of them on a grid. Ask an adult to read the tricky words and tick off your words when they are read.

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Picture drawing: Choose one of your words, write it down and draw a picture above it.

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Sentence writing: Choose a tricky word to read. Can you think of a sentence that contains this word? Write it down and illustrate it.

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Creative: Choose some of your tricky words and create them however you want – bubble writing, painting, playdough, chalk, however you want!

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Spelling strategies – click here

Click on the picture below to read a book called Part of the Party. The theme is inclusivity, diversity, and being proud of who you are.

You may want to read some of this to a grown up, or you may want them to read it to you. Or maybe you will take it in turns! However you do it is totally fine 🙂

Minibeasts and their habitats information – click here

Minibeasts recording sheet – click here

Minibeast hunt – click here 

 

Christian signs and symbols information – click here

Christian symbols activity – click here

Gypsy Roma Traveller A-Z – click here

Week 11 – Week beginning 22.6.2020

Year 1 activities and projects – Week 11 – click here

Please find resources for Week 11 below.

Last week we asked you to do some research about lions, giraffes, zebras, meerkats, and elephants. This week we would like you to choose ONE of the animals you researched and turn it into a riddle! For days 1-3 this week, use the notes you made and do some extra research on KidRex and Kiddle.

Day 1 (22.6.2020) – Today we would like you to draw and write about the type of animal you have chosen.

For a blank riddle planner – click here

Example day 1 – click here

Day 2 (23.6.2020) – Write sentences about what your animal looks like.

Example day 2 – click here

Day 3 (24.6.2020) – Write sentences about what your animal can do and what it eats.

Example day 3 – click here

Day 4 (25.6.2020) – Write up your riddle in your neatest handwriting.

Letter strip – click here

Template – click here

Remember to write What am I? at the end of your riddle.

Remember to draw your animal and cover it up with a flap so other people don’t see what it is!

Day 5 (26.6.2020) – Share your riddle with someone in your house. Can they guess which animal you are talking about?

Maybe you want to record yourself reading your riddle and post it to Class Dojo? Your friends can try and guess the answer!

The White Rose has provided some great home learning resources and we will be using it for our maths lessons this week. We will be using what we know to solve addition and subtraction problems. At the end of the week, there is a Friday maths challenge. For each lesson there is a short video followed by a worksheet activity (If you don’t have a printer, the worksheets are easy to replicate in your books). Click here to access the Year 1 home learning page. Scroll down until you see Summer Term – Week 4 (w/c 11th May).

Day 1 (22.6.2020) – Add by making 10

Video – click here     Activity – click here

Day 2 (23.6.2020) – Subtraction within 20

Video – click here     Activity – click here

Day 3 (24.6.2020) – Add and subtract word problems

Video – click here     Activity – click here

Day 4 (25.6.2020) – Compare number sentences

Video – click here     Activity – click here

Day 5 (26.6.2020) – Friday maths game

How close to 100? – click here

The Phonics Play website has released some online comic books. They follow the same scheme we use in school and for our home learning. This week we are learning the alternative pronunciations of ‘ou’. Click here to access a comic containing these decodable words.

You can access the Phonics Play comics website here.

Select Phase 2, Phase 3, or Phase 4

Select Phase 4 or Phase 5a

Day 1 (22.6.2020) – We already know about ‘ou‘ in words like cloud, sound and mountain. But the ‘ou‘ can also make other sounds. 

Read the following words and think about how the ‘ou‘ is pronounced:

you     soup      group     youth     wound     mousse

Sometimes ‘ou‘ can make an /oo/ sound! Have a go at writing the words above including sound buttons.

Can you write a silly sentence with some of these words? Example – Will you make a mousse soup?

Draw a picture to go with your sentence.

Day 2 (23.6.2020) – So far we have learned that ‘ou‘ can make different sounds in different words. Read the following words for a third way to pronounce ‘ou‘:

could     couldn’t     would     wouldn’t     should     shouldn’t

Play a brand new game on Phonics Play called Acorn Adventures – click here (Remember to sign in first with the usual login – username: march20, password: home)

Read the words and sort them into how the ‘ou‘ is pronounced.

Day 3 (24.6.2020) – There is a fourth way to pronounce words with ‘ou’ in. Read the following words and think carefully about how the ‘ou’ is pronounced:

mould     boulder     shoulder     mouldy

Read the sentences on Phonics Play and choose one to write and illustrate – click here (Remember to sign in first with the usual login – username: march20, password: home)

Day 4 (25.6.2020) – BINGO!

This is a favourite game in Birch class!

Adults: make a list of the following words –

loud, proud, sound, round, mountain, cloud, you, soup, group, youth, wound, mousse, could, would, should, mould, shoulder, boulder.

Children: Choose 6 of these words and write them down like this:

could

youth

mould

mountain

mousse

cloud

Adults, read out your words in any order. Children, tick the words off when one of the words you’ve written is said. When all of your words have been ticked off, shout BINGO!

Day 5 (19.6.2020) – Common exception words (click here)

Choose 5 words that you find tricky to spell and practise them using at least two of the spelling strategies below.

Spelling strategies – click here

Last week we read a book called the Zoo Vet. Please click on the picture below to read it again (repetition is very important when developing reading skills) and have a go at the following activities. You can either print them off or recreate in your book or on pieces of paper.

Zoo Vet days of the week activity – click here

What happened next? activity – click here

My favourite zoo animal (yellow) – click here

My favourite zoo animal – click here

BBC Bitesize Nigeria – click here

Africa wordsearch – click here

Nelson Mandela PDF – click here

More information and timeline activity – click here

Nelson Mandela fact file plus questions – click here

Nelson Mandela writing frame – click here

Gypsy Roma Traveller History Month – click here

Good to be me lesson 2 – click here

Week 10 – Week beginning 15.6.2020

Year 1 activities and projects – Week 10 – click here

Please find resources for Week 10 below.

If you would like to send some work to your child’s teacher, please do so via Class Dojo. The pictures can be added to the Class Story and your child’s Portfolio of work.

This week we would like you to do some research on different African animals. Each day you will have a new animal to learn about and a space to write some notes (easy to replicate in books if you don’t have a printer). You might be able to read the information on your own, you might need a grown up to help you read some of the trickier words, or you might prefer a grown up to read the information to you. If you would like to make more notes and do some more research on what each animal looks like, eats or lives – please do! You can use information books or the internet (child-friendly search engines include KidRex and Kiddle).

Day 1 (15.6.2020) – Lions

Fact sheet

Fact sheet – yellow

Research sheet

Day 2 (16.6.2020) – Giraffes

Fact sheet

Fact sheet – yellow

Research sheet

Day 3 (17.6.2020) – Zebras

Fact sheet

Fact sheet – yellow

Research sheet

Day 4 (18.6.2020) – Meerkats

Fact sheet

Fact sheet – yellow

Research sheet

Day 5 (19.6.2020) – Elephants

Fact sheet

Fact sheet – yellow

Research sheet

This week we are going to try something different!

The White Rose has provided some great home learning resources and we will be using it for our maths lessons this week. We will be using what we know to solve addition and subtraction problems. At the end of the week, there is a maths challenge – this week it’s making a butterfly pizza! Click here to check you’ve got the right ingredients, although you can still watch the video and complete the activity if you aren’t able to make a pizza. For each lesson there is a short video followed by a worksheet activity (If you don’t have a printer, the worksheets are easy to replicate in your books). Click here to access the Year 1 home learning page. Scroll down until you see Summer Term – Week 3 (w/c 4th May).

Day 1 (15.6.2020) – Part-whole relationships number bonds – Watch the video on the White Rose Year 1 home learning page and then click here for the activity

Day 2 (16.6.2020) – Fact families: linking addition and subtraction – Watch the video on the White Rose Year 1 home learning page and then click here

Day 3 (17.6.2020) – Add together and find a part – Watch the video on the White Rose Year 1 home learning page and then click here

Day 4 (18.6.2020) – Add and count on within 20 – Watch the video on the White Rose Year 1 home learning page and then click here

Day 5 (19.6.2020) – Butterfly pizza! – Watch the video on the White Rose Year 1 home learning page and click here for the method. Click here for the activity (You can still complete the activity if you aren’t able to make the pizza).

The Phonics Play website has released some online comic books. They follow the same scheme we use in school and for our home learning. This week we are learning the alternative pronunciations of ‘ch’. Click here to access a comic containing these decodable words.

You can access the Phonics Play comics website here.

Select Phase 2, Phase 3, or Phase 4

Select Phase 4 or Phase 5a

Day 1 (15.6.2020) – We already know about ‘ch‘ in words like chip, rich, and church. But the ‘ch‘ can also make other sounds. 

Read the following words and think about how the ‘ch‘ is pronounced:

chef     chalet     chute     parachute     machine

Sometimes ‘ch‘ can make a /sh/ sound! Have a go at writing the words above including sound buttons.

Can you write a silly sentence with some of these words? Example – Will the chef cook chips in a machine?

Draw a picture to go with your sentence.

Day 2 (16.6.2020) – So far we have learned that ‘ch‘ can make different sounds in different words. Read the following words for a third way to pronounce ‘ch‘:

school     chemist     chord     chorus     echo     mechanic

Play a brand new game on Phonics Play called Cheeky Chimps – click here

Read the words and sort them into how the ‘ch‘ is pronounced.

Day 3 (17.6.2020) – All three ways to pronounce ‘ch

Read the sentences on Phonics Play and choose one to write and illustrate – click here

Day 4 (18.6.2020) – Bookmarks

Think about the three different ways to pronounce ‘ch‘ and make a list of the different words.

Choose some of the words and use them to create your own bookmark! For a template, click here.

 

Day 5 (19.6.2020) – Common exception words (click here)

Choose 5 words that you find tricky to spell and practise them using at least two of the spelling strategies below.

Spelling strategies – click here

Click on the picture below to access a reading book all a vet who works at the zoo. 

You may want to read some of this to a grown up, or you may want them to read it to you. Or maybe you will take it in turns! However you do it is totally fine 🙂

Guess the African animal PowerPoint – click here

African animal cut and stick activity – click here

African animal cut and stick activity (yellow) – click here

Good to be me lesson 1 PowerPoint – click here

Good to be me lesson 1 PDF – click here

Carrot club eBook – click here

Week 9 – Week beginning 8.6.2020

Year 1 activities and projects – Week 9 – click here

Please find resources for Week 9 below.

If you would like to send some work to your child’s teacher, please do so via Class Dojo. The pictures can be added to the Class Story and your child’s Portfolio of work.

This week we are going to learn about fractions!

fraction tells us how many parts of a whole we have. You can show a fraction of a shape and a fraction of a number.

Send some pictures of your work to your teacher on Class Dojo. You can share your work with other children in the class!

Day 1 (8.6.2020) – Finding a half

Ask an adult to get a piece of paper and fold it in half. What’s special about a half? You will notice that the piece of paper contains two parts, and each part is equal. That is what a half is – The whole is split into two parts and each part is equal.

Say the following sentence out loud:

Get another piece of paper. Can you fold it in half in a different way? How many different ways can you find a half? Remember – the piece of paper has to be folded into two equal parts.

Click here to have a go at folding some shapes into halves. If you don’t have a printer, ask an adult to draw these shapes onto a piece of paper.

Tip – instead of writing ‘half’, you can write it like this: ½ This is because a half is one part out of two.

Click here to have a go at identifying halves of shapes. Remember – how do you know if a shape shows a half? Sometimes you have to think about what a half ISN’T to understand what it IS!

 

Day 2 (9.6.2020) – Finding a quarter

Ask an adult to get a piece of paper and fold it in to quarters. What’s special about a quarter? You will notice that the piece of paper contains four parts, and each part is equal. That is what a quarter is – The whole is split into four parts and each part is equal.

Say the following sentence out loud:

Get another piece of paper. Can you fold it in to quarters in a different way? How many different ways can you find a quarter? Remember – the piece of paper has to be folded into four equal parts. This may be more tricky than folding into quarters!

Click here to have a go at folding some shapes into quarters. If you don’t have a printer, ask an adult to draw these shapes onto a piece of paper.

Tip – instead of writing ‘quarter’, you can write it like this: ¼ This is because a quarter is one part out of four.

Click here to have a go at identifying quarters of shapes. Remember – how do you know if a shape shows a quarter? Each shape has to contain four parts and each part must be equal.

 

Day 3 (10.6.2020) – Finding half of a number

We have previously learned about dividing by 2 and dividing by 4. What we were actually doing there was finding a fraction of a number! When we divide by 2, we find a half. When we divide by 4, we find a quarter.

Today we will learn more about finding half of a number.

2 children have shared 8 meerkat toys equally. There are 8 toys altogether and each child has 4 toys. Each has a half of the toys.

Activity – Select an even number up to 30 (2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30). Collect this many small objects (e.g. pens). Share them into two equal groups. How many are in each group? If both groups are equal, then you have found half of this number. Do this as many times as you like but it’s important to say out loud what you are doing. Use this stem sentence to help:

 

Day 4 (11.6.2020) – Finding quarter of a number

Today we will learn more about finding a quarter of a number.

4 children have shared 12 meerkat toys equally. There are 12 toys altogether and each child has 3 toys. Each has a quarter of the toys.

Activity – Select multiples of 4 up to 32 (4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28, 32). Collect this many small objects (e.g. pens). Share them into four equal groups. How many are in each group? If all four groups are equal, then you have found a quarter of this number. Do this as many times as you like but it’s important to say out loud what you are doing. Use this stem sentence to help:

 

Day 5 (12.6.2020) – Show what you know (suitable for all)

Is it a half? – click here

Is it a quarter? – click here

Find a half of a shape (with question prompts for adults) – click here

Find a half of a number (with question prompts for adults) – click here

Find a quarter of a shape (with question prompts for adults) – click here

Find a quarter of a number (with question prompts for adults) – click here

Find and circle halves and quarters – click here

Finding halves and quarters – click here

Fractions investigation (a bit trickier) – click here

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The Phonics Play website has released some online comic books. They follow the same scheme we use in school and for our home learning. This week we are learning the alternative pronunciations of the letter y. Click here to access a comic containing these decodable words.

You can access the Phonics Play comics website here.

Select Phase 2, Phase 3, or Phase 4

Select Phase 4 or Phase 5a

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Day 1 (8.6.2020) – Alternative pronunciation of the ‘y‘ grapheme

We know what sound the letter ‘y’ makes in words like: yes, yellow, yawn. As we learned with the ‘a’ grapheme last week, sometimes a letter can make a different sound depending on the word it is in. Today we will learn that the ‘y‘ grapheme can make a long /igh/ sound.

Have a go at reading and writing some of these words:

dry     why     cry     fly     reply     sky

Can you write a silly sentence using some of these words? Example – Why does the fly cry in the sky?

 

Alternative pronunciation of the ‘y‘ grapheme

Now we know two different ways the y grapheme can be pronounced in words – here’s a third way! Sometimes the ‘y‘ grapheme can make a short /i/ sound. Here are some examples of words you may want to write down:

gym     myth     pyramid     crystal

Draw a picture to illustrate this sentence – It was a myth that there was a magic crystal hidden in the pyramid.

 

Day 3 (10.6.2020) – Alternative pronunciation of the ‘y‘ grapheme

Some of you guys have the final way to pronounce the ‘y‘ grapheme in your names – Cicely, Bobby, Teddy, Molly, and Diggory! That’s right – sometimes the letter ‘y‘ can make an /ee/ sound.

Have a go at writing the following words – 

happy     scary     sorry     funny     hairy     crunchy       cherry

Click here to watch a video about words that include the ‘y‘ grapheme making an /ee/ sound. Choose some of these words to write down. Can you make a sentence out of some of these?

 

Day 4 (11.6.2020) – All four pronunciations of the ‘y’ grapheme

Click here to go to the Phonics Play website and read the sentences that contain words with the alternative ‘y’ pronunciations (username: march20, password: home)

Choose a sentence to write and illustrate.

 

Day 5 (12.6.2020) – Common exception words (click here)

Choose 5 words that you find tricky to spell and practise them using at least two of the spelling strategies below.

Spelling strategies – click here

Last week we read a book called Ronald the Rhino. Please click on the picture below to read it again (repetition is very important when developing reading skills) and have a go at the following activities. You can either print them off or recreate in your book or on pieces of paper.

Character description activity. Write adjectives to describe each character – click here

Thought bubbles activity. Find these pages in the book and write what each animal may be thinking – click here 

Rhyming words – click here

Missing sounds – click here 

And as a special treat… Ronald the Rhino colouring pages – click here 

Go Jetters website – The continent of Africa – click here 

The continent of Africa video – click here

What is a landmark? – click here

The Pyramids of Giza, Egypt – Information     Video

The Sahara Desert – Information     Video

Table Mountain, South Africa – Information     Video

Maasai Mara  National Park, Kenya – Information     Video

Timgad Ruins, Algeria – Information     Video

El-Tabia Mosque, Egypt – Information     

Victoria Falls – Information     

5 Ways to Well-being:

PowerPoint  – Click here

PDF –  Click here

Week 8 – Week beginning 1.6.2020

Year 1 activities and projects – Week 8 – Click here

Please find resources for Week 8 below.

This week we will be reading We All Went On Safari by Laurie Krebs.

Click here to watch this story being read online or click here to access a PDF version of the story.

Day 1 (1.6.2020) 

Lesson 1 – click here

Day 2 (2.6.2020) 

Lesson 2 – click here

Day 3 (3.6.2020) 

Lesson 3 – click here

Day 4 (4.6.2020)

Lesson 4 – click here

Day 5 (5.6.2020)

Lesson 5 – click here

Animal pictures – click here

 

This week we are going to try something different!

The White Rose has provided some great home learning resources and we will be using it for our maths lessons this week. For each lesson there is a short video followed by a worksheet activity (If you don’t have a printer, the worksheets are easy to replicate in your books). Click here to access the Year 1 home learning page. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click Week 1 (not to be confused with Summer Term Week 1!) 

Day 1 (1.6.2020) – Introducing weight and mass – Watch the video on the White Rose Year 1 home learning page and then click here for the activity

Day 2 (2.6.2020) – Measuring mass – Watch the video on the White Rose Year 1 home learning page and then click here

Day 3 (3.6.2020) – Comparing mass – Watch the video on the White Rose Year 1 home learning page and then click here

Day 4 (4.6.2020) – Introducing capacity and volume – Watch the video on the White Rose Year 1 home learning page and then click here

Day 5 (5.6.2020) – Measuring capacity – Watch the video on the White Rose Year 1 home learning page and then click here

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The Phonics Play website has released some online comic books. They follow the same scheme we use in school and for our home learning. This week we are learning the alternative pronunciations of the letter a. Click here to access a comic containing these decodable words.

You can access the Phonics Play comics website here.

Yellow – Select Phase 2, Phase 3, or Phase 4

Green – select Phase 4 or Phase 5a

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Day 1 (1.6.2020) – Alternative pronunciation of the ‘a‘ grapheme

Before the half term holiday, we looked at different ways to pronounce the ‘a‘ grapheme in some words:

1. short a as in ‘hat’     2. long a as in ‘angel’     3. a making the /ar/ sound, e.g. bath     4. a making an /o/ sound, e.g. want

Have a go at writing the following words where the ‘a‘ grapheme is pronounced as a long a:

bacon     angel     lady     bagel     apron     alien     radio     potato

Can you write a silly sentence containing some of these words? For example – I ate a bacon and potato bagel!

 

Day 2 (2.6.2020) – ‘a‘ making an /ar/ sound

Have a go at writing the following words where the ‘a‘ grapheme is pronounced as an /ar/ sound:

bath     path     grass     pass     after     last     fast     past

Draw pictures for some of these words and see if someone in your house can guess what they are!

 

Day 3 (3.6.2020) – ‘a‘ making an /o/ sound

Have a go at writing the following words where the ‘a‘ grapheme is pronounced as an /o/ sound:

wash     squash     was     what     want     watch     wallet     squad     wasp

Can you write a silly sentence containing some of these words? For example – I want to watch the wasp.

 

Day 4 (4.6.2020) – All four pronunciations of the ‘a‘ grapheme

Click here to go to the Phonics Play website and read the sentences that contain words with the alternative ‘a’ pronunciations (username: march20, password: home)

Choose a sentence to write and illustrate.

 

Day 5 (5.6.2020) – Common exception words (click here)

Choose 5 words that you find tricky to spell and practise them using at least two of the spelling strategies below.

Spelling strategies – click here

 

Click on the picture below to access a reading book all about rhinos! This book is called Ronald the Rhino and is all about friendship and accepting yourself for who you are.

You may want to read some of this to a grown up, or you may want them to read it to you. Or maybe you will take it in turns! However you do it is totally fine 🙂

Map of Africa – click here

Animal art patterns – click here

Art – observational drawing – click here 

Positive self-talk:

PowerPoint – click here

PDF – click here

Week 7 – Week beginning 18.5.2020

Year 1 activities and projects – Week 7 – Click here

Please find resources for Week 7 below.

Day 1 (18.5.2020) – Making equal groups of 2

This boy has to tidy up all of his fossils. Each box can only fit two fossils so he has to put them into equal groups of 2.

How many fossils does he have altogether? 8

How many are in each equal group? 2

How many boxes does he need? 4

8 ÷ 2 = 4

Collect some of your toys (no more than 10; no more than 20) and put them into groups of 2. Can you make equal groups of 2 or is there one left over? If you can make groups of 2, have a go at writing this as a ÷2 division number sentence (see above).

Take pictures of your groups of 2 and number sentences to your teacher!

 

Day 2 (19.5.2020) – Making equal groups of 4

The girl is putting her dinosaur toys into bags. Each bag can only hold 4 toys so she puts them into equal groups of 4 – how many bags will she need?

 

How many dinosaur toys does she have altogether? 12

How many are in each equal group? 4

How many bags does she need? 3

12 ÷ 4 = 3

Collect some small toys or objects (no more than 16; no more than 28) and put them into groups of 4. Can you make equal groups of 4 or are there some left over? If you can make groups of 4, have a go at writing this as a ÷4 division number sentence (see above).

 

Day 3 (20.5.2020) – Making equal groups investigation

Collect 24 (12) small objects or toys (like pieces of lego or pencils).

Put them into equal groups of 2. How many groups do you have? Can you write this as a division number sentence?

What other equal groups can you make with your objects? Can you put them into groups of 3? 4? 5? Remember each group must be equal and it won’t work for every number. Write division number sentences for every time you make equal groups.

Example:

 

Day 4 (21.5.2020) – Grouping questions

Solve the grouping questions. You can print these off, copy them into your books to solve them, or recreate them with objects in your house.

Yellow  1   2   3   4   5

Green     2   3   4   5

 

Day 5 (22.5.2020) – Friday Maths games

1. Connect 4

This week we would like you to have another go at an addition-themed game of Connect 4!

For this game you will need someone to work with, two dice, and a number grid (download one from here or replicate your own), and some counters (or a pen).

Take it in turns to roll two dice (if you don’t have a dice, say two numbers from 1-6), and find the sum of the numbers on the dice and cover this number with a counter (or cross it off).

The winner is the first person to connect 4 boxes.

2. What’s my number?

This is a very popular game in Birch class!

You will need a 0-50 grid to help you today (click here for a ready made one!) Play ‘What’s my number?’ Play this game as many times as you would like. Ask someone in your house to choose a number but they can’t tell you what it is! Ask them questions to work out the number. Try questions like this:

Does the number have ___ tens?

Does the number have ___ ones?

Do you say this number when you count in 2? 5? 10s? etc?

Is the number bigger or smaller than ___?

Complete the same activity with numbers to 20.

This week we will continue to learn about alternative pronunciations of letters.

Day 1 (18.5.20) – ow/oa

Sometimes ‘ow‘ is pronounced ow in words like cow, owl, brown, crown, frown

It can also be pronounced ‘oa‘ in words like low, snow, grow, crow, window, slow, show

Try to spot the words with ‘ow‘ pronounced ‘oa‘ in this story.

Click here for ow-phoneme-spotter-story

Day 2 (19.5.20) – ie/ee

Sometimes ‘ie’ is pronounced ‘igh’ in words like pie, tie, cried, tried, replied.

It can also be pronounced ‘ee‘ in words like thief, chief, belief, shriek, pixie.

Have a go at this roll and read game.

Click here for Phase-5-Alternative-Pronunciation-IE-Roll-and-Read-Mat

 

Day 3 (20.5.20) – ea/e

Sometimes ‘ea‘ is pronounced ‘ee‘ in words like sea, bean, treat, steam, stream, dream.

It can also be pronounced ‘e‘ in words like head, deaf, bread, feather, instead

Have a go at this word sorting  game. Cut out and sort these words into groups  ea/ee       or     ea/e

Click here for an alternative-pronunciation-of-ea-sorting-game

 

Day 4 (21.5.20) – a/ai/ar/o

Sometimes ‘a‘ is pronounced ‘a‘ in words like cat, hat, splash, band, hand

It can also be pronounced ‘ai‘ in words like bacon, apron, bagel, angel

In addition, it can be pronounced ‘ar‘ in words like bath, path, grass, pass, after. 

Finally, it can be pronounced ‘o‘ in words like was, what, want, wander, squad.

Have a go at this word sorting  game. Cut out and sort these words into groups           a/a           a/ai        a/ar      a/o

Click here for an alternative-Pronunciation-Of-A-Sorting-Game-

Day 5 (22.5.20) – Common exception words (click here)

Choose 5 words that you find tricky to spell and practise them using at least two of the spelling strategies below.

Spelling strategies – click here

Click on the picture below to find PART 3 of an information book all about dinosaurs! You may want to read some of this to a grown up, or you may want them to read it to you. Or maybe you will take it in turns! However you do it is totally fine 🙂

Questions Parents/Carers may want to ask before, after or during reading: click here

Mary Anning fact sheet – click here

Mary Anning page borders – click here

Dinosaur colouring pages – click here

 

Week 6 – Week beginning 11.5.2020

Year 1 activities and projects – Week 6 – Click here

Please find resources for Week 6 below.

This Week at Elm Grove….

Let’s all read together!

All classes will be reading this fantastic book this week.

You will find activities linked to the book on the Reading tab of the website.

We hope you enjoy reading together!

Day 1 (11.5.2020) – Sharing into two equal groups

The girl has been collecting dinosaur toys but she has far too many to play with by herself. She is going to share her toys with her little brother. When we share into two equal groups, this is called halving.

The girl had 10 dinosaurs and she shared them with her little brother. They both had 5 toys each. So half of 10 is 5.

Collect some of your toys (no more than 10; no more than 20) and share them with another person in your house. Do it fairly and one toy at a time (‘one toy for you, one toy for me’ etc) and when you have finished, count how many there are in each group. Are they equal? If yes, you have found a half. If they are not, then it cannot be a half – don’t worry, try a different amount of toys!

When you have found a half, write each one down in your books like this –

Half of 8 is 4.

Do this as many times as you like! Then look at what you have written in your book – what do you notice about the number of toys you could halve equally?

Take pictures of your equal groups to send to your teacher!

 

Day 2 (12.5.2020) – Dividing into two equal groups

Yesterday we learned that when you share into two equal groups, this is called halving. Another word for ‘sharing’ is ‘dividing’. The division symbol looks like this:

Yesterday you wrote sentences like Half of 10 is 5. Another way to write this is 10 ÷ 2 = 5.

Today I want you to have a go at writing division number sentences. Complete the same sharing activity as yesterday. This time, if the amount of toys can be halved equally, write a division number sentence in your books.

Day 3 (13.5.2020) – Sharing into four equal groups 

The girl has been collecting more dinosaur toys but this time she is going to share her toys with three of her friends. When we share into four equal groups, this is called quartering.

The girl had 8 dinosaurs and she shared them equally with three of her friends. They all had 2 toys each. So quarter of 8 is 2.

Collect some of your toys (no more than 16; no more than 28) and share them with three other people (you can share the toys with some of your teddies if you don’t have that many people in your house, or if some people are busy!). Do it fairly and one toy at a time (‘one for you, one for you, one for you, one for me’ etc) and when you have finished, count how many there are in each group. Are all four groups equal? If yes, you have found a quarter. If they are not, then it is not a quarter – don’t worry, try a different amount of toys!

When you have found a quarter, write each one down in your books like this –

Quarter of 8 is 2.

Do this as many times as you like! Then look at what you have written in your book – what do you notice about the number of toys you could quarter equally?

Take pictures of your equal groups to send to your teacher!

 

Day 4 (14.5.2020) – Dividing into four equal groups

Yesterday we learned that when you share into four equal groups, this is called quartering.

Yesterday you wrote sentences like Quarter of 12 is 3. Another way to write this is 12 ÷ 4 = 3.

Today I want you to have another go at writing division number sentences. Complete the same sharing activity as yesterday. This time, if the amount of toys can be quartered equally, write a division number sentence in your books.

 

Day 5 (15.5.2020) – Show what you know!

Complete the following activities (or replicate them in your book) – 

Dividing by 2click here

Dividing by 2 – click here

Dividing by 2 and 4click here

Dividing by 2 and 4 – click here 

Dividing by 2 (Space Race) – click here

This week we will be learning about alternative pronunciations of letters.

Day 1 (11.5.20) – i

Usually i is pronounced as  a short vowel sound  like in tin, milk  or ship.

Sometimes it is pronounced as  a long sound like in wild, child, mild, behind, find, mind, remind, blind. 

Can you read the sentences below and then write them out carefully. In which words is the i pronounced as a short i sound? Underline or highlight these in one colour. Now can you underline or highlight the words where the i is pronounced as a long i sound in another colour? 

The wild child did a trick.    

You will find a big stick behind the tree. 

 

Day 2 (12.5.20) – g

Usually g is pronounced as a g sound in words like golf, gift, girl, pig, plug, giggle.

Sometimes it is pronounced as a j sound in words like ginger, magic, danger, giant, germ.

Can you read the sentences below and then write them out carefully. Which words have a g sound? Underline or highlight these in one colour. Now can you underline or highlight the words where the g is pronounced as j in another colour? 

Can you grow ginger in a magic garden?

Jack is in danger as the grumpy giant gallops after him.

 

Day 3 (13.5.20) – c

Usually c is pronounced as a k sound ( a hard c) in words like car, cat, coat, cloud, castle, cake, cold.

Sometimes it is pronounced as a s sound (a soft c) in words like ice, mice, face, space, dance, circle, city, pencil, spicy, bouncy.

Can you read the sentences below and then write them out carefully. In which words is the  c  pronounced with a  k sound? Underline or highlight these in one colour. Now can you underline or highlight the words where the c is pronounced with a  s sound in another colour? 

Can a cute cat dance in a circle with mice?

The girl was eating spicy rice at a colourful chinese cafe in the city.

 

Day 4 (14.5.20) – u

Usually u is pronounced as a short u sound in words like mug, run, fun, duck, luck, gust, under, umbrella .

Sometimes it is pronounced as a long u sound in words like use, music, duty, unicorn, human, computer, humour.

Can you read the sentences below and then write them out carefully. In which words is the u  pronounced with a  short u sound? Underline or highlight these in one colour. Now can you underline or highlight the words where the u is pronounced with a  long u sound in another colour? 

Will it be fun for a duck to use a computer?

Can a unicorn run and play music on a drum? 

Have a go at the phonics game Acorn Adventures to practise the alternative pronunciations we have been learning this week. 

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources

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Day 5 (15.5.20) – Common exception words (click here)

Choose 5 words that you find tricky to spell and practise them using at least two of the spelling strategies below.

Spelling strategies – click here

Click on the picture below to find the reading tasks for this week:

Week 5 – Week beginning 4.5.2020

Year 1 activities and projects – Week 5 – click here

Please find resources for Week 5 below.

Day 1 (4.5.2020) – Making equal rows

How many plants does this dinosaur have to eat?

Can you use what you know about counting in 2s to count the plants quickly?

Have a go at making your own equal rows. Look at the activity below – you can draw circles in your books to show the equal rows, make them with some toys, or both! It’s up to you 😊 Have a go at writing the number sentences to show what you’ve done.

(Count in 2s or 10s and make repeated addition number sentences)

You can do this as many times as you like – maybe you could make 4 equal rows of 2 dinosaur toys? Count in 2s to find out how many toys this is. Or you can make 3 equal rows of 5 dinosaur toys? Count in 5s to find out how many toys this is.

 

Day 2 (5.5.2020) – 

How many dinosaurs are there? How do you know? You can count the dinosaurs in 2s or 5s, but there are still the same amount of dinosaurs.


 

 

 

 

 

 

Collect 12 small toys. Can you make equal rows with them? How many different rows can you make only using the 12 toys? Can you make equal rows of 2 with your 12 toys? Equal rows of 3…? Remember – each row must be equal. This is called an ARRAY.

Draw the different ways in your book if you would like to. Here’s an example:

You can also do this with the number 15 if you want an extra challenge!

(Complete the same activity, write repeated addition number sentences only)

 

Day 3 and 4 (6.5.2020 and 7.5.2020) – Making your own arrays

Click here to see some multiplication and repeated addition number sentences (click here for repeated addition number sentences only). Print them off and cut them out, or ask a grown up to write them down for you. Can you make each one with your toys? Maybe you want to draw them in your books, maybe you want to paint the arrays, maybe you want to use stickers to show your arrays (see below)! However you do it is up to you 😊

There’s lots of different number sentences here to make arrays so you can do it over two lessons.

Send pictures of your creative arrays to your teacher – we would love to see them 😊

Example:

Day 5 (8.5.2020) – Show what you know!

Repeated addition (no multiplication)click here

Amazing arraysclick here

2s, 5s and 10s arrays – Do all of the activities or pick and choose the ones you would like to do/copy into your books – click here

Dinosaur chaos! – click here

Farmyard chaos! – click here

Chilli challenge cards – Multiplication – click here

Day 1 (4.5.2020) – i-e split digraph

digraph is two letters (two vowels or two consonants or a vowel and a consonant) which together make one sound (as in the words tail, boat, found or read). When a digraph is split by a consonant it becomes a split digraph

Have a go at writing some of these words with the i-e split digraph in:

like       bike       pipe       kite       invit      smile       shine       mice       knife

Click here to read some sentences containing words with the i-e split digraph in. Or make up some of your own sentences using the words above (e.g. I like to ride my bike.) Write a sentence and illustrate it.

Day 2 (5.5.20) o-e split digraph

Here are some words with the o-e split digraph in them. Have a go at reading and writing them:

stone       phone      rope      hose     rose      globe       cone      bone     home   explode

Have a go at writing some o-e words click here for a worksheet

Day 3 (6.5.20) u-e split digraph

Here are some u-e words to read and write:

prune       dune      June      flute     cube      tube     hug   flume  

Try finding some u-e words in this wordsearch Click here

Day 4 (7.5.20) e-e split digraph

This split digraph is not so common but here are a few examples:

Pete     Steve     Ev    extreme     theme    evening    concrete    

Can you spot the e-e words on today’s postcard? Click here

Day 5 (8.5.20) – Common exception words (click here)

Choose 5 words that you find tricky to spell and practise them using at least two of the spelling strategies below.

Spelling strategies – click here

Click on the picture below to find PART 2 of an information book all about dinosaurs! You may want to read some of this to a grown up, or you may want them to read it to you. Or maybe you will take it in turns! However you do it is totally fine 🙂

Questions Parents/Carers may want to ask before, after or during reading: click here

How to make your own fossil – click here

Fossil colouring page – click here 

Week 4 – Week beginning 27.4.2020

Year 1 activities and projects – Week 4 – click here

Please find resources for Week 4 below.

 

 

This week we are going to be writing a dinosaur kenning poem. 

Day 1 (27.4.20)

Click here for lesson 1 

Day 2 (28.4.20)

Click here for lesson 2

One grey squirrel by Celia Warren

Day 3 (29.4.20)

Click here for lesson 3

Day 4 (30.4.20)

Click here for lesson 4 

Day 5 (1.5.20)

Click here for lesson 5

Day 1 (27.4.2020) – Identifying and making equal groups

Dinosaurs have been collecting fossils! Which dinosaur has made equal groups of fossils? Which dinosaur has made unequal groups?

Look at this picture of the dinosaur with equal groups. How many groups of fossils are there? How many fossils are there in each group?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Collect some of your smaller toys. Put them in groups of two. How many equal groups of two can you make? Explain to someone in your house – There are ___ groups. There are 2 in each group.Repeat with different numbers (e.g. Can you put some of your toys in groups of 3? 4? 5?)

If you can, take some pictures to send to your teacher!

Have a go at this worksheet or ask a grown up to make something similar for you in your book.

 

Day 2 (28.4.2020) – Adding equal groups

Collect some of your smaller toys and put them in equal groups of 5. Can you describe what you’ve got using yesterday’s sentence?

There are ___ groups. Each group has ___.

The dinosaur has collected some leaves in equal groups. Can you use yesterday’s stem sentence to help you describe what the dinosaur has collected for their tea?

Think carefully about how many are in each group and how many groups there are.

Have a go at this worksheet to describe how many dinosaurs there are, or ask a grown up to make something similar for you in your book. Maybe you want to do this with some of your toys – that’s fine too 🙂 

 

Day 3 (29.4.2020) – Making and adding equal groups

Collect 18 small toys or objects. Roll a dice – can you make equal groups with this number?

For example – you roll a 2. Put the 18 toys into equal groups of 2. If there are no toys left over, you’ve done it! Can you write this down as a number sentence? (For example – 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 = 18. If you want an extra challenge, carry this on – 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 = 18, 9 twos, 9 x 2 = 18).

Some numbers it will work for, and some numbers it won’t! If you can’t make equal groups, don’t worry – try another number. What numbers does it work for? What do you know about these numbers?

 

Day 4 (30.4.2020) – Adding equal groups

To warm up those maths brains, practise counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. Can you start at 0 and get all the way up to 100..?

Click here to practise adding in 2s. Click here to practise adding groups of 2s and 5s.  Print this off or recreate it in your book. Can you use what you know from previous lessons to write number sentences about how many dots you can see?

Example:

2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 = 12

6 twos = 12

6 x 2 = 12

 

 

Day 5 (1.5.2020) – Repeated addition and multiplication

Time to show off what you know! Have a look at some of the worksheets listed below and give them a go. If you want to be a bit more creative and recreate some of these ideas with your toys or your lego pieces, go for it!

Example (from one of the worksheets) of how to do this with your toys:

Repeated addition (no multiplication)

Multiplication as repeated addition

Lego repeated addition and multiplication

10x table     2x table     5x table

Day 1 (27.4.20) – /oe

Have a go at reading these /oe/ words

toe      foe     woe     goes     dominoes     tomatoes   

Try this roll and read game. You will need a dice. Roll the dice and read a word from the line which has the same number that you rolled. Repeat or swap with a partner until all of the words have been read. Roll and read oe game click here.

Day 2 (28.4.20) – /au/

Try reading these words with /au/:    August     launch      astronaut     saucer     haunted 

Can you write a sentence using some of these words? 

Or you might like to try one of these word searches  Click here

Day 3 (29.4.20) – /ey/

Try reading these words with /ey/:  key    money      donkey      monkey      chimney      hockey      trolley

Do you notice where the /ey/ comes in the word?  – yes, its at the end.

Have a go at this activity – Write the /ey/ words and then choose 3 of them to use in sentences Click here.

Remember Capital letter, finger spaces and a full stop.

 

Day 4  – (30.4.20) – /a-e/

Do you remember learning about split digraphs? It is when two letters make one sound but they are split apart.

Watch the video clip at:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0aCGmNNl-s

Read the words on the worksheet and draw a picture to go with each one. Click here

 

Day 5 (1.5.20) – Common exception words (click here)

Choose 5 words that you find tricky to spell and practise them using at least two of the spelling strategies below.

Spelling strategies – click here

Click on the picture below to find part 1 of an information book all about dinosaurs! You may want to read some of this to a grown up, or you may want them to read it to you. Or maybe you will take it in turns! However you do it is totally fine 🙂

Questions Parents/Carers may want to ask before, after or during reading: click here

Week 3 – Week beginning 20.4.2020

Year 1 daily activities – Week 3 – click here

Year 1 weekly projects – Week 3 – click here

Please find resources for Week 3 below.

This week we will be using the book Dinosaur Roar by Paul and Henrietta Stickland.

Day 1 – 20.4.20

 Dinosaur Roar day 1 click here for today’s lesson

dinosaur-rhymes click here for the worksheet

If you have a copy of this book at home see if you can find it. If not watch the Youtube clip at:

 

Day 2  – 21.4.20

Dinosaur Roar day 2 Click here for today’s lesson

Dinosaur Roar click here for a copy of the words

Digraph detective sorting sheet click here

 

Day 3 – 22.4.20

Dinosaur Roar day 3 click here for today’s lesson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 4 – 23.4.20

Dinosaur Roar day 4 click here for today’s lesson

Opposite dinosaur drawing worksheet click here

 

 

 

 

 

Day 5 – 24.4.20

Dinosaur Roar day 5 click here for today’s lesson  

Dinosaur roar zig zag book click here for a template 

Print out the template and cut the page in half length ways. Next,  stick the two short ends together and fold along the solid black lines to create a zig zag book. 

Day 1 (20.4.2020) – greater than (>), less than (<), equal to (=)

Before the holidays, we were looking at numbers to 50. We were thinking about their place value (how many tens and how many ones?) and comparing those numbers. Today we’ll have a go at using symbols to compare these numbers – greater than (>), less than (<), and equal to (=).

Watch this video to see how to use these symbols!

Ask someone in your house to say two numbers (one-digit numbers to start with), write them in your book and use the symbols to compare them.

For example – 

Write 6       8     Add the symbol (remember the greedy crocodile likes to eat the greatest numbers only!) –   6   <   8

If you feel confident with this, ask someone to say two numbers up to 50.

For example –     34    >    23          25   =   25          46   <   47

Complete the same activity with numbers to 20.

 

Day 2 (21.4.2020) – greater than (>), less than (<), equal to (=)

Yesterday we learned about the greater than (>), less than (<), equal to (=) symbols. Click on the worksheets to show off what you know!

Dinosaur themed numbers to 50 (an extra page is added so you can make up some for other people to solve)

Numbers to 50

Dinosaur themed numbers to 20 (extra page added)

Numbers to 20

 

Day 3 (22.4.2020) – Finding more or less than a number

Look at your 0-50 grid you made before the holidays (or click here for one ready-made!) Close your eyes and point to one of the numbers – which number did you choose? What is one more than this number? What is one less? Write this down in your book (e.g. 34 is one more than 33. 32 is one less than 33.) Have a go at this as many times as you like – maybe you could ask someone in your house to have a go too – see if they get it right!

If you are feeling confident, see if you can find out what two more or two less than your number is.

Have a go at this worksheet when you’re ready (or replicate in your book). Make up some similar questions to ask people in your house.

Complete the same activity with numbers to 20 and have a go at this worksheet.

 

Day 4 (23.4.2020) – Finding more or less than a number

Yesterday we were looking at numbers up to 50 and finding out what one more or one less is. We also started to think about two more or two less. Have a go at one (or more!) of these activities to show off what you know:

One more, one less – numbers to 10

One more, two more – numbers to 20

One more, one less – numbers to 50

 

Day 5 (24.4.2020) – Friday Maths game

This week we would like you to have a go at an addition-themed game of Connect 4!

For this game you will need someone to work with, two dice, and a number grid (download one from here or replicate your own), and some counters (or a pen).

Take it in turns to roll two dice (if you don’t have a dice, say two numbers from 1-6), and find the sum of the numbers on the dice and cover this number with a counter (or cross it off).

The winner is the first person to connect 4 boxes.

Day 1 (20.4.2020) – wh

Have a go at reading and writing some of these ‘wh‘ words:

when          wheel          which          whiskers          what          whirl          wheat

Can you find any ‘wh‘ words in today’s postcard? Click here to read it.

Make a list of all the ‘wh‘ words you find.

 

Day 2 (21.4.20) – ph

Have a go at reading and writing some of these ‘ph‘ words:

phonics        elephant       phone      alphabet       dolphin

Can you find any ‘ph‘ words in today’s postcard? Click here to read it. 

Make a list of all the ‘ph‘ words you find.

 

Day 3 (22.4.20) – ew

Have a go at writing these words with the ‘ew‘ grapheme in:

grew          blew          crew          screw          flew          drew

Ask a grown up to read you the following sentence and have a go at writing it down. Remember, in this sentence, the /oo/ sound will be spelled with an ew. Then illustrate your sentence.

A balloon blew up in the air and flew away.

 

Day 4 (23.4.2020) – ew

Some words with the ‘ew‘ grapheme in make a short /oo/ sound (grew, blew, drew). Some words make a /yoo/ sound. Have a go at writing these words:

new          few          stew          dew          nephew          phew

Can you make up a silly sentence using some of these words? Write your sentence and illustrate it.

 

Day 5 (24.4.2020) – Common exception words (click here)

Choose 5 words that you find tricky to spell and practise them using at least two of the spelling strategies below.

Spelling strategies – click here

Click on the picture of the dinosaurs to find an information book all about dinosaurs! You may want to read some of this to a grown up, or you may want them to read it to you. Or maybe you will take it in turns! However you do it is totally fine 🙂

This book is quite long (but full of fascinating facts!) so you may want to read a different chapter every day.

Questions Parents/Carers may want to ask before, after or during reading: click here

Week 2 – Week beginning 30.3.2020

Year 1 weekly activities – Week 2 – click here

Year 1 weekly projects – Week 2 – click here

Please find resources for Week 2 below.

Day 1 (30.3.20)

Today you are going to be listening to a story called Dinosaur – Dragon.

A village in China has a terrible problem with a dinosaur called Tyrannosaurus Rex.

How will the villagers frighten it away?

How can some school children come to the rescue?  

Click here for all resources

 

 

Day 2 (31.3.20)

Today you are going to listen to the story Chicken Licken read by Floella Benjamin.

Listen out for all of the animals that Chicken Licken meets on his journey.

What does he say to each animal? How do they reply?

 

 

Click here for all resources

 

Day 3 (1.4.20)

Today you are going to read a funny poem called ‘Where Teachers keep their pets’ by Paul Cookson.

Listen out for the rhyming words.

Can you find words that rhyme?

Can you make your own funny poem?

 

Click here for all resources

 

 

Day 4 (2.4.20 )

Can you make a funny face? 

Read the poem ‘Make a face’ by Tony Mitton. 

Can you spot the rhyming words? 

What does your face look like when you are in different moods?

 

 

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Day 5 (3.4.20) 

Today you are going to learning all about writing letters. 

First read the letter from the princess to the wizard. 

Why does the Princess need help from the Wizard? 

How will the wizard help her? 

 

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Over the Easter holiday write a letter to someone you are missing. Write the address on the envelope carefully, stick on a stamp and pop it into the postbox on your daily walk. You never know, you might get a letter back!

Day 1 (30.3.2020) – Counting 

Watch the video and count to 100. Stop frequently and look at the number – how many tens does the number have? How many ones? Write down the two-digit numbers in your book.

Example – 35. There are 3 tens and 5 ones.

How many hedgehogs are there? Remember to count in tens and ones.

How many rabbits are there? Remember to count in tens and ones.

Activities (print off or create your own in your books):

How many tens and ones?

How many tens and ones?

 

Day 2 (31.3.2020) – Writing numbers to 50

Create your own 1-50 number square.
Be as creative as you can! Maybe you can use different colour pens, chalk if you can get outside, or paint.
Start off by creating a grid like this. (Ask a grown up to help)

Click here for a pdf version of the above grid if you would like to print it off.

Make sure all of your numbers are the right way round! You can use your 100 square to help, or click here to access a 0-50 number grid.
When you have finished, close your eyes and point to a number. Open your eyes – what number is it? How many tens and ones are in this number? Do this as many times as you like. Write it down in your book like this:
23 – 2 tens, 3 ones
48 – 4 tens, 8 ones

SEND – Complete the same activity with numbers to 20.

 

Day 3 (1.4.2020) – Place value of numbers to 50

You will need your 50 grid to help you today.

Play ‘What’s my number?’ Play this game as many times as you would like.

Ask someone in your house to choose a number but they can’t tell you what it is! Ask them questions to work out the number. Try questions like this:

Does the number have ___ tens?

Does the number have ___ ones?

Do you say this number when you count in 2? 5? 10s? etc?

Is the number bigger or smaller than ___?

Complete the same activity with numbers to 20.

 

Day 4 (2.4.2020) – Comparing numbers to 50

Look at your 50 grid and choose a number (but don’t say it out loud!). Ask someone in your house to do the same thing. Write the numbers on pieces of paper and then reveal them – who has the largest number? Who has the smallest number? Compare them in terms of their tens and ones.

Write both numbers down in your book, smallest number first.

Repeat as many times as you would like!

Complete the same activity with numbers to 20.

 

Day 5 (3.4.2020) – Number to 50 activities

Click to access the following worksheets. If you are unable to print these off, please replicate them as closely as you can in your book.

Place value

Missing numbers to 50 (2 levels of challenge)

Ordering numbers to 50 (challenge)

Missing numbers to 20

Ordering numbers to 20

Day 1 (30.3.2020) – oy

Have a go at writing some of these words with the oy grapheme in:

boy

destroy

loyal

enjoy

toy 

annoy 

cowboy

Click here to read some sentences containing words with the oy grapheme in. Or make up some of your own sentences using the words above (e.g. He is a cowboy.)

 

Day 2 (31.3.20)  – ir

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have a go at reading and writing some of these /ir / words. Can you use any to write a sentence ? – the sillier the better!

Have a look at this postcard. How many /ir/ words can you spot?

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For a challenge, can you spot any other words where the /ir/ sound has a different spelling? How many different ways can you find of spelling /ir/?

Day 3 (1/4/20) – ue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have a go at reading and writing some of these words. Can you think of any more? 

Can you find any /ue/ words in today’s postcard?

Make a list of all the words you find and underline the /ue/ or write it in a different colour pencil or pen.

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Day 4 (2.4.20) – aw

 

 

 

 

Have a go at reading and writing these /aw/ words:

claw

paw

jaw

draw

lawn

shawl

yawn

Have a go at one of these worksheets. Choose the one that you think you could have a go at yourself. 

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Day 5 (3.4.20) – Common exception words click here

Choose 5 words that you find tricky to spell and practise them using at least two of the spelling strategies below.

Spelling strategiesclick here 

Week 1 – Week beginning 23.3.2020

Year 1 weekly activities – Week 1 – click here 

Year 1 weekly projects – Week 1 – click here 

Please find resources for Week 1 below.

Day 1 (23.3.2020) – Learn the model text all about foxes. Ask a grown up to ask a question about each section, e.g. What do foxes look like? What do foxes eat? Where do foxes live? Do you know any interesting facts about foxes?

Write one sentence about what foxes look like, one sentence about the habitat of foxes, and one sentence about the diets of foxes. Remember to include adjectives in your sentences, capital letters, finger spaces, and full stops.

Day 2 (24.3.2020) – Soon we will write our own information text about… the Gruffalo!

Read the story or watch it on YouTube (click here).

What does the Gruffalo look like? Where does he live? What does he like to eat?

Draw a picture of the Gruffalo and label it with information about the Gruffalo’s appearance, diet, and habitat.

Day 3 (25/3/20)

Re-read the Appearance section of the fox report. How many sentences can you find?……Yes, that’s right, there is only one very long sentence. It is called a list sentence. The different parts of the description are separated by commas until the end where ‘and’ is used.

Generally, British foxes have red fur, black noses, white chests, pointy ears and long bushy tails.

Play the game ‘I went to the shops and I bought…’   Each person says the sentence from the beginning and adds an item on the end. You can make it as silly as you like. Try using actions to show the commas, the ‘and’ and the full stop. (Karate chop = comma,   handshake = and,   karate punch = full stop)

Write your own list sentence starting with:

Generally, Gruffaloes have ____________ , _____________ , ____________ and ____________ .

 

Day 4 (26.3.20)              

Where do Gruffaloes live? Can you describe the perfect habitat for a Gruffalo? Where else might you spot one? 

Today you are going to write the Habitat section of your report. Draw a picture of a Gruffalo in its habitat. Underneath finish these sentences – you can be as imaginative as you like…

A Gruffalo’s den is normally _____________________________ .

They can also live _________________________ .

Some Gruffaloes have become skilled at living __________________________ . 

Don’t forget to use a capital letter at the start of each sentence, a full stop at the end and finger spaces between words. 

Day 5 (27.3.20)

Can you remember what the Gruffalo likes to eat? Read or watch the  story again and listen out for the mouse describing what a Gruffalo likes to eat. But what is the Gruffalo’s favourite food? 

The Gruffalo likes to eat roasted fox, owl ice-cream, scrambled snake but his favourite food is mouse on a slice of bread!

Can you make up your own list of foods that a Gruffalo might also like?

Think about the different woodland animals you know about and the different ways we can cook food. 

Here are a few ideas to get you started:

squirrel    blackbird     badger    robin    rabbit   

omlette    lasagne    with chips     on toast     salad 

General resources

Day 1 (24.3.2020) – Learning how to use a ruler

Have a look at the ruler you brought home in your learning pack. One side says ‘cm’ – this means centimetres. This is one way to measure things and to make sure that everyone gets the same measurement when they are measuring. Last week we measured using our hands and feet – this is not the best way to measure things as people have different sized hands and feet! 

See if you can find some things to measure using your ruler.

Day 2 (24.3.2020) – Using a ruler to measure in centimetres

Ask a grown up to use a ruler to draw lines on a piece of paper (in whole centimetres).

Use your ruler to measure the lines – did you get them right? Don’t forget the top tips above for using a ruler! Record next to the line how long it is. Remember to write in centimetres (cm).

Go on a measurement hunt! Can you use your ruler to find something in your house that is exactly 5cm long? 8cm long? 10cm long?

 

Day 3 (25.3.2020) – Drawing a line with a ruler

Today we are going to draw a line with a ruler (in whole centimetres) and ask a grown up to measure it. 

  1. Look at the ruler and make sure the cm side is at the top.

  2. Put the ruler flat on a piece of paper and hold it in the hand that you don’t write with.

  3. Start at 0cm and draw a line to a whole centimetre. Remember to keep holding the ruler!

  4. Ask a grown up to measure the line using the ruler. Did they get it right?

  5. Write how long each line is in centimetres. Remember to record it as cm (e.g. This line is 7cm long.)

Day 4 and 5 (26.3.2020 and 27.3.2020) 

Go on a maths scavenger hunt! Try and find the following items in your home -glue stick, scissors, pencil, rubber, pencil  case, and a small book. Use your ruler to measure how long each object is. Record it on a table like this:  

There is space at the bottom so you can add extra objects. Click here for a pdf version of this table in case you want to print it off.

Day 1 (23.3.2020) – ay

Have a go at writing some of these words with the ay grapheme in:

Day 2 (24.3.2020) – ou

Have a go at writing some of these words with the ou grapheme in:

Day 3 (25.3.2020) – 

Today we will look at the ie grapheme. Have a go at writing the following words –

tried

lie

spies

flies

quiet

dried

 

Ask a grown up to read you the following sentence and have a go at writing it down. Remember, in this sentence, the /igh/ sound will be spelled with an ie. Then illustrate your sentence.

I tried a fried pie.

 

Day 4 (26.3.2020) – Today we will revise the ea grapheme.

Have a go at writing these words –

seat

read

sea

please

bead

beach

leaf

Can you make up a sentence with some of these words? Write it down and illustrate it.

 

Day 5 (25.3.2020) – High frequency words

Adults – Click here for a list of the year 1 high frequency words. By the end of year 1, it is expected that most children should be able to read and spell the majority of these words. Choose a selection of these words (no more than 5 or 6) and write them down on pieces of paper. Show one piece of paper at a time, asking your child to read each word. Then cover up the words, asking your child to write down each word one at a time.

Can you think of a sentence that contains some of these words? Write a sentence and illustrate it.

Year 1 staff

Birch Class

Miss Emery and Ms Carr

Beech Class

Ms Campbell, Ms Travis and Mrs Eastwell

PPA teacher (Wednesdays)

Mrs Bennett

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P.E.

Birch Class: Monday and Thursday

Beech Class: Tuesday and Wednesday