Year 1 Home learning Week 2 Term 4

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It’s week 2 folks and the last week of home-learning! We are busy getting ready for you all to come back to our classrooms and we are so excited! As a result we will  be asking you to submit work this week but we will not be offering our usual  feedback. We will be asking you to send in all the work from the lockdown period for your child to share and be celebrated in school. This is the week of World Book Day. You are invited to dress up for your class story time and on Thursday 4th March  for your learning whether you are in or out of school. We are looking forward to seeing all the characters you choose to dress up as! Please send a photo to your class email if you can so we can print them off when we are back at school next week.  

Mrs Fricker’s assembly this week introduces some resources from the WBD site and has a dramatised story to enjoy. Click here to watch.

We will also be starting to learn some songs for our Year 1 performance. We will try to learn 2 songs a week. The first 2 songs this week are introduced as part of our wider curriculum sessions. 

Remember, the timetable is to give you a suggested structure, however you are obviously free to adapt it to suit you. If you have a part time place in school, remember that following the timetable is important as we will follow it in school.

Please continue to make reading with and to your child a big focus. Reading for 10 – 15 minutes a day continues to be so  important.

Please also be aware that we are asking for submissions of work this week as usual, however teachers will not be ‘marking’ this on Google Classroom, we will instead be asking children to bring ALL of their work that they have done during this time into school with them on their first day back, so that we can celebrate it together as a class and give verbal feedback. We will also be asking children to bring with them a picture about their tie home learning – please see the PSHE activity below for more details about this.

SubjectWork to be submitted via Google Classroom 📸
EnglishWednesday – Writing – Using the Conjunction ‘because’.
MathsWednesday – Weighing using non-standard measures
TopicThursday – The Five Pillars of Islam work

Home learning

Monday

Daily Well-being:
Connect – Send a card or message to someone in your class to let them know something you’re looking forward to doing together when you’re back at school next week.

Daily Phonics and Spelling
For extra phonics activities and games:
Log onto: phonicsplay.co.uk  U/name:  jan21 P/word: home
Video and work through using a whiteboard or paper for recording when asked. Powerpoint alternative here if you would rather work through at your own pace.

Session 1 English: – Reading Comprehension Tasks
Activity: Watch the video of the whole story of ‘Yeti and the Bird’. This is in preparation for tomorrow’s work. Now choose from one of the 3 levels -Differentiated Reading Comprehensions. These will give you some information about World Book Day. You can read through by yourself or together with a grown up, before answering the questions.
Here are some other comprehension activities that you could also choose from.

Session 2 Maths: Fluency Session
Powerpoint  (or pdf)This includes the Daily 10 as usual (don’t forget you will need a pen and paper for this)
It also has the option for you to choose between whether you work on number bonds to 10 OR 20.  Please remember the idea is for your child to be fluent with number bonds to 10 and be able to recall them quickly, so please prioritise this over moving onto bonds to 20.
Pairs cards for number bonds to 10
Pairs cards for number bonds to 20

Session 3:
Please choose something from the wider curriculum section at the end of the blog

Daily Reading:
Choose books for reading, mixed up with games and other activities aimed at the level of your child from the Pearson site. As we have said all along, books you have at home or other sites you may also have been using are still fine too. Don’t forget to let your teachers know via your class email if you are running out of books or are having difficulty with accessing the site.

Tuesday

Daily Well-being:
Take notice – Back to school wellbeing sheet.

Daily Phonics and Spelling:
Video and work through using a whiteboard or paper for recording when asked. Powerpoint alternative here if you would rather work through at your own pace.

Session 1- English: Writing- Lesson 1 – Character and Adjective Opposites
Learning Objectives: 
-To think of characters in stories with opposite traits.
-To think of adjectives to describe these opposite traits.
Activity: When we are thinking of adjectives to describe a character it can be about what they look like, how they behave and about their feelings and emotions inside. Many authors use opposites to make the story more interesting, like in our story of ‘Yeti and the Bird’. Follow either the Powerpoint or the Voiced Powerpoint  then complete the Sheet either by printing it off or just copying the words into your books. 
Ext.: Wordsearch (Preparation for later in the week).

Session 2: Main Maths Session
Learning Objectives:
-To compare the mass of 2 objects using balance scales
-To use vocabulary mass, weight, heavier, heaviest, lighter, lightest and balance (weigh the same).

Input:
Video – (or powerpoint or pdf) introducing how to use balance scales and how to create your own scales… not as difficult as it may first appear! You will need a coat hanger, 2 containers (such as yoghurt pots, bottles or simply carrier bags/sandwich bags as I use in the video) and some kind of string, thread or pipe cleaners.

Practise Task: 
Create your own balance scales and use them to compare objects from around your house. Try to also find surprising objects to compare, ie a larger object that is lighter than a smaller heavier object. Can you find 2 objects that balance. Encourage children to use the correct vocabulary and both words heavier and lighter, rather than just pointing.
Reduced Challenge:
Model the vocabulary each time, before asking them to use it
Extra Challenge: Encourage children to estimate which will be heavier and lighter first, by being human balance scales. Get a selection of 3 or 5 objects and try to order them from lightest to heaviest; this will need them to work systematically.
Additional extra challenge sheet: Reasoning sheet

Session 3:
Please choose something from the wider curriculum section at the end of the blog

Daily Reading 

Wednesday

Daily Well-being:
Exercise – Joe Wickes Spiderman workout

Daily Phonics and Spelling
Video and work through using a whiteboard or paper for recording when asked. Powerpoint alternative here if you would rather work through at your own pace.

Session 1 English: Writing – Lesson 2 – Sentence Level – Using the conjunction ‘because’.

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Learning Objectives: 
– To correctly use the conjunction because.
-To begin to correctly spell the word because.
Activity:  Follow the  Powerpoint or Voiced Powerpoint to see how you can use the conjunction ‘because’ to give a reasoning. There are then some Sheets (2 levels)  to choose between to complete. Send a copy to google classroom.  The  Mnemonic Poster will help you to spell the word because. You might be able to make up your own! 
Extra Challenge: Add a sentence from our Yeti book. E.g. The Yeti is the kindest because he helps the little bird and becomes his friend.

Session 2 Main Maths Session

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Learning Objectives:
-To compare the mass of 2 objects using balance scales
-To use vocabulary mass, weight, heavier, heaviest, lighter, lightest and balance (weigh the same).
-To use non-standard units to measure the mass of objects.

Input: 
Video (powerpoint or pdf if you wish to work at your own pace) – this demonstrates how to use non-standard measures to measure the mass of objects as children will be doing for the practical task.
Practise Task: 
Sheet – Use this sheet to record how much your objects weigh. Don’t forget to record at the top what non-standard unit you have used, such as cubes, identical lego pieces or pasta.(anything relatively small that you have lots of and are all the same). Highlight with your child the importance of using the same type of non-standard unit to be accurate (not mixing between cubes and pasta
Extra Challenge: Encourage children to estimate the weight of the objects before weighing. Encourage them to compare it to the objects that they have already weighed to help them to make their estimate.
Additional extra challenge: Sheet with reasoning questions

Session 3:
Please choose something from the wider curriculum section at the end of the blog

Daily Reading 

Thursday

Daily Well-being:
Keep learning – Colour in some of these to encourage yourself or a friend Resilience postcards

Daily Phonics and Spelling
Video and work through using a whiteboard or paper for recording when asked. Powerpoint alternative here if you would rather work through at your own pace.

Session 1 English: Lesson 3  – Writing – World Book Day – Book Review
Learning Objectives:
-Create a book review about a favourite book.
-Use the success criteria to make sure you include all the important parts of a good review.

Main Activity: Follow the Powerpoint or Voiced Powerpoint to find out more about this special day and then about completing a book review using a book of your choice. We would like you to bring these in so that we can make some books of them altogether for our library. You can choose the format that you want to use. You can if you wish just follow the slide which shares what you could have in your review and make your own. Don’t do this work in your book. Do it on paper so it can be shared in our book on our return to school.
Review Sheets: Reduced Challenge Book Review Sheet  or Book Review Sheet or Colour Review or Non-Fiction Review Sheet
Extra Activities:
World Book Day Top 5s     
Scavenger Hunt     
Costume Sheet

Session 2 Main Maths Session
Learning Objectives:
-To compare the mass of 2 objects using balance scales
-To use vocabulary mass, weight, heavier, heaviest, lighter, lightest and balance (weigh the same).
-To use non-standard units to measure the mass of objects.

Input: 
Video (powerpoint or pdf if you prefer to work through at your own pace)
Practise Task:
There are 2 levels of sheets to choose from which focus on applying their learning of weight to solve various types of problems.
Main Sheet: Sheet – problem solving and reasoning questions involving weight
Extra Challenge: Sheet – a slightly more challenging version of the previous sheet.
Reduced challenge: Alternatively further practise of weighing using their scales and non-standard if you feel your child needs more practise with this before moving onto these more abstract types of questions.

Session 3: Please choose something from the wider curriculum section at the end of the blog

Daily Reading 

Friday

Daily Well-being:
Give – Play Kindness Bingo – how many can you do?

Daily Phonics and Spelling
Video and work through using a whiteboard or paper for recording when asked. Powerpoint alternative here if you would rather work through at your own pace.

Session 1: Handwriting
Warm up
Activity: Follow the video to see the modelled handwriting session. You can pause after each example whilst you have a go in your books. As we always say to the children, remember to take your time and think about your presentation. Think about our letter families, caterpillars, robot arm, zigzag monsters and ladder letter groups.
Ext. You can follow up the session by completing the handwriting sheet of the next set of Year 1 high frequency words, following on from previous weeks. Start by reading through the words first and then think about where each letter starts.

Session 2 Maths: Fluency Session
Powerpoint  (or pdf)This includes the Daily 10 as usual (don’t forget you will need a pen and paper for this)
We are using Number gym today to play games to support key number fluency skills. I have given instructions on how to access a game to develop children’s knowledge of number position within the number system, however please also feel free to explore the other games on Number gym, Bond Builder in particular is good. Login details are
School login: his
School password: park
Student login: is the first 3 letters of surname, then first 2 letters of first name. E.g. Michael Brown would be ‘bromi’

Session 3: 
Please use this time for finishing off or completing an extension of a task. You can also use this time for ELLI time. Remember that this is where we think about the ELLI animals that help us think about the different ways in which we learn. We can use this to help us make choices for play and learning.
🦄Unicorn-Being creative.
🐝Bee-Working as part of a team.
🕷Spider-Making connections with their learning.
🦉Owl- Planning your learning
🐱Cat-Being curious. Asking questions.
🐢Tortoise-Slowly and carefully working or making.
🦎Chameleon-Changing plans or ideas.
If you want more information or a story about our ELLI animals follow the link to our website here.

Daily Reading

Wider curriculum activities

PE – Static Balance

Learning Objective:
-Balance on a line or low beam with a good stance for a sustained period of time.
-Explore ways to balance on a line with developing fluency and minimum wobbling.
Jasmine login
This week, we will continue to develop our tightrope walking skills! Continue to use the ‘Tightrope’ theme and build upon you learning from last week. If you missed last week or are unsure, refer to last week’s introduction. Remember to go through the warm up and story and build upon what you did last week. Try out a new game and try and build up your skill level from yellow to green to red!
Last week, we were delighted to receive the runner up prize for Real PE at home!
Please use your new personal log in, sent in the final week of last term. This means that, out of the local schools using Real PE at home, Henleaze Infants had the 2nd most logins! Well done to everyone; we’re so pleased that so many of you are enjoying the Jasmine resources. Remember that you can continue to use Jasmine as much as you like once we’re back at school! 

PSHE

Preparation for Returning to school/whole Class back together
Input:  This is a time for children in school and those at home to start a discussion about how they feel about coming back to school and reflecting on the time they have had at home or in school, which has been very different for all. Are they excited or maybe a little worried? Any of these feelings are Ok and very natural. There are things we can all do to help them prepare.
School will look and work exactly as it was before the Christmas break. We will have the same start and end times and PE days. The same children will be back in usual classes and classrooms and adults.
Activity:
Draw a picture which shows something about your time during this school closure. Talk through what you might draw and why before you start. Be as creative as you can. This could be anything you have done during your time at home, it could be anything from school work to visits to the park to baking to craft.
PLEASE BRING THIS WITH YOU ON YOUR RETURN TO SCHOOL, we will then use this as a starting point for our class and group discussions on our first day back. Also remember to bring the work that you have done for home learning into school so we can all share it together.
If you want something to talk through and aid your discussion click here.

Music

Learning 2 songs for our Year 1 Production
Activity: Follow the links to find the Lyrics and the BackingTracks for the first two songs for our production. We bet the whole family will be singing along to these catchy numbers in  no time!!

RE

Why are some stories special? – The Five Pillars of Islam

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Learning Objectives: 
– How are stories told and books used within religions and beliefs?
-What do some stories and books say about how people should live?
Activity:
Do the children remember the name of the Holy book for Muslims? The Qur’an tells Muslims five things which all good Muslims should do in their lives. These are known as the Five Pillars of Islam. Watch the clip. Complete one of the Five pillars sheets, drawing a picture and writing the words for each one. You can use the completed sheet as a reference.
Either: cut and stick, then illustrate
Or: write words and illustrate
Reflect: What are some ways I think are good ways to live and why?

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