Year 1 – Week 2 commencing 30.3.20

Hello! We hope you have had a good first week at home! This will be the last time we post home learning before the 2 week Easter holidays. Please do put your child and your families well being first though and don’t feel under pressure to complete it all.

Best wishes, The Year 1 Team!!

Reading and Phonics

Reading Tasks: Aim to do 1 a day
Reading a variety of books at home. Your child should share a book everyday. This can be reading a book aloud everyday or sharing a book with an adult. You can use the same resources shared last week (Oxford Owl and twinkl).
1. Listen to a story.
2. Watch Newsround and find out what is happening in the world. What did you find out? Is there anything you need help understanding? 
3. Read the book ‘Voices in the Park  Discuss the illustrations and why the book has been set out the way it has. 
4. Create a mask of one of the characters from ‘Voices in the Park’. Can your child hot seat the character? This means pretending to be that character and to be asked questions or parents could be the character whilst the children ask the questions!

Phonics and Spelling Tasks: Daily
Daily phonics – Ask your child to practise their sounds and blend words. Interactive games found in the links below. 
Phonics play
Top Marks
Spelling City
Also Spell the days of the week . Look how all the days finish with day! ‘ay’ to make the long ‘a’ vowel sound.


Handwriting and fine motor skills
-Daily fine motor tasks for 10-15 mins (as sent home, or linked here)
-Follow the link to access the common exception words for Year 1. Whilst handwriting look at the spellings of these too as this is the aim at the end of Year 1 to spell most of these correctly.

Writing Tasks: Aim to choose 1 a day.
1. Ask your child to imagine that they live in the opposite house. What would they see? They could draw a picture before they begin. Write sentences using a variety of suffixes – ing and adjectives. 
2. Write your address: Discuss with your child. Do they know who delivers the post? Share a letter with them and explore the envelope from the front and back. Can they see any numbers on the front or back of the envelope? What do they mean? Who is the letter addressed to? Ask your child to write their address on an envelope. Discuss the postcode and any capital letters? 
3. Well known addresses: Discuss with your child any well-known addresses of book characters/famous people/ historical figures they may know? e.g. 10 Downing Street, The Post Office, Isle of Struay Katie Morag. This Powerpoint may help. Character’s addresses could be made up, for example, 
Little Red Riding Hood
Little Red Cottage
Fairytale woods
LRRH 123
Be creative, use stories you have at home for stimulation.
4. Write a letter to the Queen, grandparents, friends or other relatives and post it!


Mental maths – daily (5 activities listed below). Some activities use Numbergym log in (these have been emailed out at various points in the past, but do ask if you need it again)
1. Bond builder on Number gym: This activity will be on the mental maths list every week. Spend 10 mins, start at the beginning of the list of challenges and work through activities in order moving onto the next level once you achieve the awards. Next time pick up where you left off!
2. Count in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s. Extension: Count forwards and backwards in 10s from any number (e.g. 24, 34, 44, 54…)
3. Guess my number on Number gym (in the options menu set the number line to 20 to start and extend to 100 if suitable). Please note this does require Flash so won’t work on Apple devices.
4. Count forwards and backwards from a given number within 100 (Extension: focus on bridging through 10 when children are becoming more confident)
5. Coin and note recognition: Ideally with real money! Otherwise pictures are here to point to and remember.

This week we are learning about weight! Ideally the children should be using balance scales to explore this, therefore there are instructions on how to make your own balance scales and the work is based around using these. If possible please give this a go. There are worksheets here that can be done instead if you really can’t find the things needed to make scales and do them in the way outlined below.

Activity 1 (this could be done over 2 days if you wish)
Learning objective:
-To compare the mass of 2 objects using balance scales.
-To use vocabulary mass, weight, heavier, heaviest, lighter, lightest and balance (weigh the same).
Watch the first of these short videos introducing weight and mass, click here:
Make your own balance scale! This video and pictures below can give you an idea how to go about this… not as difficult as it might first seem. Be creative! You can use pipe cleaners, shoe laces or ribbon if you don’t have string. Once you have made them go around your house and find objects to compare. In your work books write at least 3 sentences using the words, ‘heavier than’ and ‘lighter than’ (and if you can find 2 things that balance). Encourage children to estimate first! Try to also find surprising objects to compare, ie a larger object that is lighter than a smaller heavier object.
Optional extension:
Please click here for a practical reasoning task relating to weight.

Activity 2
Learning objective:
-To use non-standard units to measure the mass of objects.

Watch the second short video ‘Measure mass’. Use your balance scales that you made and a non-standard unit of measure (they use cubes in the video). I would suggest pasta could be used as a non-standard unit that you would likely have in your house. Highlight with your child the importance of using the same type of non-standard unit to be accurate (ie. not mixing between cubes and pasta). Use this sheet to record your findings in your work books (please draw out a table if you have no printer). Extension: encourage children to estimate the weight of the objects before they weigh them. Encourage them to use previously weighed objects to help them estimate the weight.

Activity 3
Learning objective:
-To compare the mass of objects, using non-standard measures.
Watch the third video about Comparing Mass of objects. Use this to complete these questions on this sheet.


Learning objectives: 
I can tell you why I think my body is amazing and can identify some ways to keep it safe and healthy
-I recognise how being healthy helps me to feel happy
In Term 4, we have been following our P.S.H.E. scheme Jigsaw and the unit “Healthy Me” (Not knowing, when we planned it, that it would become so vitally relevant.) We have covered the following topics:
Being healthy – understanding that we can make healthy or unhealthy choices
Making healthy lifestyle choices (Sleep/ exercise/ diet/ keeping clean)
Keeping clean and the importance of hygiene
Medicine safety
There is a Keeping Clean and Healthy Timeline worksheet to complete.
Children can create their own individual templates, writing or drawing in each box as necessary. To extend children’s thinking, you may wish to use the following questions. 
• Can you think of any unhealthy choices that might be harmful to a person’s body?
• Why do healthy choices help us to be happy?
• Why might unhealthy choices make us feel unhappy?


Learning objectives (for all of Terms 3 and 4): 
I can say something about how and why Christians try to help others
-I can say something about how and why followers of Islam try to help others 
-I can recall some of the key features of the Gospel story of Easter
-I can say something about how Christians talk about a relationship with God 
-I can recall some of the ways in which Easter is celebrated in different ways by different Christians 
-I can talk about what is important to me and to others with respect for their feelings
Go through the Recap presentation to remember the things we have been learning in Terms 3 and 4. There are some worksheets you could print at the end of the powerpoint, or simply chat about what your child remembers from our learning.


-Joe Wicks daily PE on you tube at 9am
-Make a fantasy world at home or in the garden. Using imaginative language and whatever you have eg a scarf/bench for a river, cushions/mats for islands over a swamp, stairs/climbing apparatus for ascent up a mountain etc. Masking tape is also really good for marking out things on the floor, such as ‘logs’ to balance along, crosses to jump on stepping stones. Support children to adventure safely and carefully around this fantasy world and use descriptive language. 
-Work out with the womens England football team the Lioness’ by clicking here.
Cosmic yoga (mindfulness themed one this week)


Spring is here!
Talk about how our world is wonderful! Start a diary to record signs of spring. Ideas might be… is it dark at bath time? Is it dark at bedtime? What are you wearing in the garden? Hats? Gloves? What can you see/hear/feel/smell that tells us spring is beginning? You could use writing or drawing or discussion (parents could also scribe).


Online Safety
I’m sure lots of you are finding that the children are ending up with more screen time, so now is a brilliant time to remind of the rules of how to stay safe on line! Here’s a little quiz you can do with your child.


Learning a song by heart: What a wonderful world. 
Learn at home or in the classroom. We will use the website Playing for Change. We will focus on songs that are made by children from around the world.
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