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Thank you for engaging in our new way of learning. Check on here everyday for your tasks. You will all be in my thoughts and I can’t wait to hear about your learning at home!

 

Tasks for Friday 22nd May

Good morning everyone! Happy Friday! Make sure to write on our blog if you haven’t this week.

 

Maths:

As a starter every day, I will be giving you five addition and subtraction problems to have a go at. Remember, you can use counting on, drawing pictures or number lines! Look below for the PDF containing the ‘Fantastic Five’.

Back into your power maths books today, lesson 5 is all about doubles. Remember to look at dominoes and dice to help you remember what doubles are.

 

English:

Phonics Play Friday!! Let us know which games you get up and which sounds you look at on our blog!

 

 Phonics:

All the year 1 teachers have decided to include some daily phonics work so that Phonics stays fresh in your mind. The Department for Education are uploading daily phonics lessons on YouTube at 10:30am. This goes through a recap of sounds and also looks at a sound daily. It is a half an hour interactive video that you can work through. The video explains and does everything so don’t stress parents if you are unfamiliar with phonics! Please look at the Year 1 section- not Reception. This is a great way of getting some phonics practice in! Here is the link of their page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw

Tasks for Thursday 21st May

Good morning everyone! I hope you are enjoying doing your EOW tasks!

 

Maths:

As a starter every day, I will be giving you five addition and subtraction problems to have a go at. Remember, you can use counting on, drawing pictures or number lines! Look below for the PDF containing the ‘Fantastic Five’.

If you have dominoes and dice, they will be really useful for today’s work. We will be finding out about doubles online with Discover, Share and Think Together.

 

English:

Today we would love you to write a fact file about a blue whale. You might want to draw a picture of a whale and make your page look really exciting! Try to use the subheadings you thought of yesterday and the facts you learned on Tuesday to make a really beautiful page for an information book. We’d love to see them on the class work blog!

 

 Phonics:

All the year 1 teachers have decided to include some daily phonics work so that Phonics stays fresh in your mind. The Department for Education are uploading daily phonics lessons on YouTube at 10:30am. This goes through a recap of sounds and also looks at a sound daily. It is a half an hour interactive video that you can work through. The video explains and does everything so don’t stress parents if you are unfamiliar with phonics! Please look at the Year 1 section- not Reception. This is a great way of getting some phonics practice in! Here is the link of their page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw

 

Tasks for Wednesday 20th May

Good morning everyone! Have you posted on our blog yet?  

 

Maths:

As a starter every day, I will be giving you five addition and subtraction problems to have a go at. Remember, you can use counting on, drawing pictures or number lines! Look below for the PDF containing the ‘Fantastic Five’.

Find your seed tray/baking tray again and remember to use the words row and column with today’s work on arrays. We are working on lesson 4 in our Power Maths books today.

 

English:

Tomorrow you are going to write your own fact file (a bit like the pirate one we looked at last week!). You are going to write about the blue whale. You might want to watch the clip from yesterday again, or even use the internet to find out more information about blue whales. Today your task is to think of 3 or 4 subheadings for your fact file. Have another look at the Pirate Fact file if you need to!

 

 Phonics:

All the year 1 teachers have decided to include some daily phonics work so that Phonics stays fresh in your mind. The Department for Education are uploading daily phonics lessons on YouTube at 10:30am. This goes through a recap of sounds and also looks at a sound daily. It is a half an hour interactive video that you can work through. The video explains and does everything so don’t stress parents if you are unfamiliar with phonics! Please look at the Year 1 section- not Reception. This is a great way of getting some phonics practice in! Here is the link of their page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw

 

 

Tasks for Tuesday 19th May

Good morning everyone! Are you managing to log onto bug club? Remember it’s there to help you with your reading!

 

Maths:

As a starter every day, I will be giving you five addition and subtraction problems to have a go at. Remember, you can use counting on, drawing pictures or number lines! Look below for the PDF containing the ‘Fantastic Five’.

 

Today we are not in our power maths books. We will be finding out about arrays. If you have any seed trays or baking trays (for individual cakes), they will be helpful to help you understand what an array looks like. The words row and column are also important. A row goes across and a column goes down.

 

English:

This week it’s your turn to write an information text! Today we are going to learn about another amazing sea creature. Have a look at this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44NXXmMCdj8 to learn some really interesting facts about the blue whale. We would like you to make a list of all the interesting facts you learn. You can write them yourself or you can tell them to someone in your family who can write them down for you. You will probably need to watch the clip a few times to get lots of facts, and if you don’t understand, you can ask someone to explain it to you. Don’t worry about writing in sentences. Today you just need a list of facts. Maybe you could share your favourite fact on our class blog!

 

 Phonics:

All the year 1 teachers have decided to include some daily phonics work so that Phonics stays fresh in your mind. The Department for Education are uploading daily phonics lessons on YouTube at 10:30am. This goes through a recap of sounds and also looks at a sound daily. It is a half an hour interactive video that you can work through. The video explains and does everything so don’t stress parents if you are unfamiliar with phonics! Please look at the Year 1 section- not Reception. This is a great way of getting some phonics practice in! Here is the link of their page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw

Tasks for Monday 18th May

Good morning everyone! Are you ready for another week of exciting tasks? Your EOW tasks will be the same as last week so you can pick each day which one you would like to do. Enjoy! 

Maths:

As a starter every day, I will be giving you five addition and subtraction problems to have a go at. Remember, you can use counting on, drawing pictures or number lines! Look below for the PDF containing the ‘Fantastic Five’.

 

We are continuing our work on multiplication this week. Today we will be in our power maths book on lesson 3- Adding Equal Groups. Can you remember what equal means? This is an important word to understand. Have a look at the lesson and then see if you can find examples of equal groups of objects you can add together around your home and garden.

 

English:

We are starting off the week with a short write. This week, we are describing the pirates in this picture. You have been doing some brilliant work on pirates so far so your vocabulary will be fantastic. Why don’t you show off your brilliant writing on our class blog?

 

Phonics:

All the year 1 teachers have decided to include some daily phonics work so that Phonics stays fresh in your mind. The Department for Education are uploading daily phonics lessons on YouTube at 10:30am. This goes through a recap of sounds and also looks at a sound daily. It is a half an hour interactive video that you can work through. The video explains and does everything so don’t stress parents if you are unfamiliar with phonics! Please look at the Year 1 section- not Reception. This is a great way of getting some phonics practice in! Here is the link of their page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw

 

 

Tasks for Friday 15th May

Good morning everyone! Happy Friday!!

Maths:

As a starter every day, I will be giving you five addition and subtraction problems to have a go at. Remember, you can use counting on, drawing pictures or number lines! Look below for the PDF containing the ‘Fantastic Five’.

We are using PDF’s again today, Discover, Share, Think Together Lesson, Adding Equal Groups. This is about repeated addition. You could make your own groups with objects at home and write repeated additions to match and post on the class blog! 

 

English:

Phonics Play Friday! I bet you are getting so good at these games now! Let me know which games you have chosen to play on our blog.

 

 Phonics:

All the year 1 teachers have decided to include some daily phonics work so that Phonics stays fresh in your mind. The Department for Education are uploading daily phonics lessons on YouTube at 10:30am. This goes through a recap of sounds and also looks at a sound daily. It is a half an hour interactive video that you can work through. The video explains and does everything so don’t stress parents if you are unfamiliar with phonics! Please look at the Year 1 section- not Reception. This is a great way of getting some phonics practice in! Here is the link of their page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw

 

 

Tasks for Thursday 14th May

Good morning everyone! Have you posted on our blog yet? Make sure you do!

 

Maths:

As a starter every day, I will be giving you five addition and subtraction problems to have a go at. Remember, you can use counting on, drawing pictures or number lines! Look below for the PDF containing the ‘Fantastic Five’.

Back in our practice books today, Power Maths, Lesson 2 page 9 Making Equal Groups. You could again make your own groups of 2s 5s 10s with items you have in your home or garden, socks, shoes, pegs, buttons etc.

 

English:

Today we are going to learn about subheadings. A subheading is used in non-fiction texts to tell you what one section of the writing is about. Have a look at the Pirate fact file and see if you can spot the subheadings. I’ll give you a clue! The first one is Pirate Ships. Have another look at our text about the great white shark. Can you think of subheadings for each new section of the text? Maybe you can tell us your ideas on our class blog.

 

 Phonics:

All the year 1 teachers have decided to include some daily phonics work so that Phonics stays fresh in your mind. The Department for Education are uploading daily phonics lessons on YouTube at 10:30am. This goes through a recap of sounds and also looks at a sound daily. It is a half an hour interactive video that you can work through. The video explains and does everything so don’t stress parents if you are unfamiliar with phonics! Please look at the Year 1 section- not Reception. This is a great way of getting some phonics practice in! Here is the link of their page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw

 

Tasks for Wednesday 13th May

Good morning everyone! Are you ready for another day of tasks?

 

Maths:

As a starter every day, I will be giving you five addition and subtraction problems to have a go at. Remember, you can use counting on, drawing pictures or number lines! Look below for the PDF containing the ‘Fantastic Five’.

 

Today you will be getting your work from the PDF’s for Discover, Share Think Together- Making Equal groups. Again, use practical objects to help answer the questions if you need to, and your help sheets.

 

English:

The Great White Shark is not a story; it is an information text. What we read in it is true facts, not a made up story. Watch the video clip here https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z2yycdm/articles/zty8xfr explaining the difference! (You can try that activities if you like, but they are aimed at KS2!). Can you find any information books at home? If you have quite a few books in your house, you could sort them into two piles – stories (fiction) and information (non-fiction). If you don’t have lots of books, there is a sheet here you can look at to sort the books. You could print it and cut them out, or label them, or just talk about it with someone in your family. Can you explain the difference between fiction (stories) and non-fiction (information)?

 

 Phonics:

All the year 1 teachers have decided to include some daily phonics work so that Phonics stays fresh in your mind. The Department for Education are uploading daily phonics lessons on YouTube at 10:30am. This goes through a recap of sounds and also looks at a sound daily. It is a half an hour interactive video that you can work through. The video explains and does everything so don’t stress parents if you are unfamiliar with phonics! Please look at the Year 1 section- not Reception. This is a great way of getting some phonics practice in! Here is the link of their page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw

 

 

Tasks for Tuesday 12th May

 

Good morning everyone! Are you ready for another day of tasks?

 

Maths:

As a starter every day, I will be giving you five addition and subtraction problems to have a go at. Remember, you can use counting on, drawing pictures or number lines! Look below for the PDF containing the ‘Fantastic Five’.

 

Today you will be working from your Power Maths Practice Book C if you have it or you can print, or copy questions into your book. It is titled Lesson 1 ‘Counting in 10s 5s and 2s’ and can be found on page 6.

 

English:

We are starting some work on Great White Sharks! Read the text about the great white shark with an adult (or big brother or sister!). Are there any words you don’t understand? Use your family, the internet or a dictionary to find out what they mean. You could tell us the meanings of some of those words on our Class Work Blog. If you already understand all the words in the text, try to put some of the technical words into sentences of your own.

 

 Phonics:

All the year 1 teachers have decided to include some daily phonics work so that Phonics stays fresh in your mind. The Department for Education are uploading daily phonics lessons on YouTube at 10:30am. This goes through a recap of sounds and also looks at a sound daily. It is a half an hour interactive video that you can work through. The video explains and does everything so don’t stress parents if you are unfamiliar with phonics! Please look at the Year 1 section- not Reception. This is a great way of getting some phonics practice in! Here is the link of their page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw

Tasks for Monday 11th May

Good morning everyone! I hope you enjoyed your weekend- especially if you did something a little different! Please remember to try and post your work at least twice this week.  

Maths:

As a starter every day, I will be giving you five addition and subtraction problems to have a go at. Remember, you can use counting on, drawing pictures or number lines! Look below for the PDF containing the ‘Fantastic Five’.

 

This week we will continue to look at counting and grouping in 2s 5s and 10s. You will be working from the Discover Share Think Together page in Power Maths. This is not in your books so you can either print it or do the questions in a book or use practical objects such as pencils, pens, sticks, dried pasta etc. Remember to use your help sheets you made last week.

 

English:

Tomorrow would be Florence Nightingale’s 200th birthday! We did so much work on her and I know lots of you enjoyed it. For your short write today, I would like you to design a birthday card for her. Inside you could write a message which could include some key facts or something that you have always wanted to say/ask her! You could take a picture and post it on our blog.

 

 Phonics:

All the year 1 teachers have decided to include some daily phonics work so that Phonics stays fresh in your mind. The Department for Education are uploading daily phonics lessons on YouTube at 10:30am. This goes through a recap of sounds and also looks at a sound daily. It is a half an hour interactive video that you can work through. The video explains and does everything so don’t stress parents if you are unfamiliar with phonics! Please look at the Year 1 section- not Reception. This is a great way of getting some phonics practice in! Here is the link of their page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw

 

EOW:

We have changed the way in which we provide EOW work to you. Instead of daily tasks, we will be posting the whole weeks’ worth of tasks on Monday. This way, you can choose which activities to do on each day and begin to plan your week ahead. Make sure to check them out and showcase your fabulous work on our blog.

 

EOW Tasks for 11th May — 15th May

This week we have six different tasks for you to complete, choose a task each day to have a go at and then do the ‘just for fun’ task if you want to. The table below provides some more information. Don’t forget to upload your work on to this weeks Class Work Blog.

P.E Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_0P5grVoyg

Music Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4HxWYI7oDs

 

Tasks for Thursday 7th May

Good morning everyone! Today is our last day of tasks this week. Tomorrow is a day which celebrates the 75th anniversary of VE day. We have lots of related activities which can be found on the Class pages tab. I hope you have lots of fun completing some of them.

 

Maths:

As a starter every day, I will be giving you five addition and subtraction problems to have a go at. Remember, you can use counting on, drawing pictures or number lines! Look below for the PDF containing the ‘Fantastic Five’.

 

Today is your opportunity to practise what you have learnt; you will need this for the following days’ work. Click the link to see today’s task. You could post your finished work on our class blog!

 

English:

Finish and read through your brilliant pirate story from yesterday. Have a go at editing. Are there any words you could change to be better? Have you got all your capital letters, finger spaces and full stops? Read it to a family member in your best story voice. I would love to see some of your stories on our blog.

 

 Phonics:

All the year 1 teachers have decided to include some daily phonics work so that Phonics stays fresh in your mind. The Department for Education are uploading daily phonics lessons on YouTube at 10:30am. This goes through a recap of sounds and also looks at a sound daily. It is a half an hour interactive video that you can work through. The video explains and does everything so don’t stress parents if you are unfamiliar with phonics! Please look at the Year 1 section- not Reception. This is a great way of getting some phonics practice in! Here is the link of their page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw

 

EOW: 

EOW – RE

Did you know that it is a very important time in the Islamic calendar at the moment? Muslims all over the world are taking part. Watch this video link to find out more about Ramadan: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/23286976

Then see if you can explain Ramadan to someone in your family. You could tell us what you have learned on our class work blog!

This year's Ramadan will be a bit different, as the coronavirus outbreak means that many people will not be able to visit friends and family, or their local mosque. This is because of worldwide lockdowns.

During the month of Ramadan, Muslims won't eat or drink between dawn and sunset. This is called fasting. Children, pregnant women, the elderly and those who are ill, or who are travelling, don't have to fast. Fasting is important during Ramadan as it allows Muslims to devote themselves to their faith and come closer to Allah, or God.

Ramadan is also a time for spiritual reflection, prayer, doing good deeds and spending time with family and friends. Normally, people will make a special effort to connect with their communities and reach out to people who need help.

What happens at the end of Ramadan?

There is a special festival to mark the end of Ramadan. This is called Eid al-Fitr - the Festival of the Breaking of the Fast. It begins when the first sight of the new moon is seen in the sky.

Muslims will not only celebrate the end of fasting, but will also thank Allah for the help and strength that they were given throughout the previous month.

Often children are given presents and new clothes.

 

Tasks for Wednesday 6th May

Good morning everyone! Have you posted on our class work blog? Today would be a good day to do it!

 

Maths:

As a starter every day, I will be giving you five addition and subtraction problems to have a go at. Remember, you can use counting on, drawing pictures or number lines! Look below for the PDF containing the ‘Fantastic Five’.

Today we will be practising counting in 5s. Look and listen carefully, which other times table can you see and hear? Click the link below. How many legs does a star fish have?

 

English:

We would like you to write your own pirate story using your pirate and your monster that you have created. Will you sail across the sea looking for treasure? Will you see any monsters? Will your story have a happier ending than The Pirate Cruncher?!

 

 Phonics:

All the year 1 teachers have decided to include some daily phonics work so that Phonics stays fresh in your mind. The Department for Education are uploading daily phonics lessons on YouTube at 10:30am. This goes through a recap of sounds and also looks at a sound daily. It is a half an hour interactive video that you can work through. The video explains and does everything so don’t stress parents if you are unfamiliar with phonics! Please look at the Year 1 section- not Reception. This is a great way of getting some phonics practice in! Here is the link of their page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw

 

EOW:

Jigsaw 2: Healthy Snacks

The human body needs food to help it function properly. It needs food for energy, to keep warm, for growth and to repair itself. The three main nutrient groups in food are fats, carbohydrates and protein. We also need minerals and vitamins. A good balanced diet of fresh food helps to keep us healthy.

Watch the BBC learning video clip calledFood needed by the human body’.

Video link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z43hfg8

 

It is really important to give your body healthy foods that provide lots of nutrients and give you energy. In your books write a list of healthy snacks. Do you know what food groups they contain?

Tasks for Tuesday 5th May

Good morning everyone! I hope you got on well with your tasks yesterday.

 

Maths:

As a starter every day, I will be giving you five addition and subtraction problems to have a go at. Remember, you can use counting on, drawing pictures or number lines! Look below for the PDF containing the ‘Fantastic Five’.

 

Today we will be practising counting in 10s. Click on the link below for all the information, paints or felt tips at the ready!

 

English:

Today you are going to create the scariest sea monster you can imagine! 4 minutes and 15 seconds through the story, the pirates start imagining monsters – have a look. Draw, paint or model your scary sea monster. Can you make a list of words to describe your monster?

Phonics:

All the year 1 teachers have decided to include some daily phonics work so that Phonics stays fresh in your mind. The Department for Education are uploading daily phonics lessons on YouTube at 10:30am. This goes through a recap of sounds and also looks at a sound daily. It is a half an hour interactive video that you can work through. The video explains and does everything so don’t stress parents if you are unfamiliar with phonics! Please look at the Year 1 section- not Reception. This is a great way of getting some phonics practice in! Here is the link of their page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw

 

EOW:

What are these boats made out of?

Design a boat using items around your house and think about which materials will float. Draw a picture of your boat and label it. Next week you are going to make and evaluate your design so make sure that you start collecting the materials ready.

Tasks for Monday 4th May

Good morning everyone! Make sure you upload onto our blog this week! You are all doing brilliantly!

Maths:

As a starter every day, I will be giving you five addition and subtraction problems to have a go at. Remember, you can use counting on, drawing pictures or number lines! Look below for the PDF containing the ‘Fantastic Five’.

 

We will be starting work on multiplication this week but before we go to our Power Maths books, we will be completing a few practical tasks to remind us about how to count in 2s, 5s and 10s. Today we will start by practising skip counting in 2s. Click on the link below for today’s activity, you will need some socks!

 

English:

Todays short write is to describe an ogre! Look at the picture of him and try and use as many brilliant adjectives as possible. Here are some ideas for your vocabulary bubble: angry, fierce, gigantic, menacing eyes! What else can you think of?

Phonics:

All the year 1 teachers have decided to include some daily phonics work so that Phonics stays fresh in your mind. The Department for Education are uploading daily phonics lessons on YouTube at 10:30am. This goes through a recap of sounds and also looks at a sound daily. It is a half an hour interactive video that you can work through. The video explains and does everything so don’t stress parents if you are unfamiliar with phonics! Please look at the Year 1 section- not Reception. This is a great way of getting some phonics practice in! Here is the link of their page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw

 

EOW:

For our EOW today you are going to find out which materials in your house float or sink by doing an investigation.

Welcome to Topaz!

 

Our class teacher is Miss Blackburn and Mrs Hodkinson, Mrs P and Mrs Alderson are our learning support assistants. 

 

We are:

 - a wonderful Year 1 Class!

- becoming more independent and put our things away by ourselves.

- very grown up! We even change our own reading books.

- a very caring class and are always thinking of ways to look after each other.

- very enthusiastic learners and always work hard.

- a class who loves singing and making up rhymes to help us remember things.

 

This year we will be using POWER MATHS a new exciting scheme and learning English skills through fantastic themes.

 

We have indoor PE on a Thursday and outdoor PE on a Friday; so we need to have kit suitable for both.

 

Spellings and Phonics homework are issued on a Thursday and the Phonics homework should be returned on a Tuesday; we do a spelling check each Thursday. 

 

Please come and change reading books with your child at 8.50am if you wish to. You are always welcome to come in and see the staff in the class if you have any questions to ask or are concerned about anything.

Introducing our new history unit!

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Outdoor Maths Lesson 9.3.20

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World book day 2020!

World book day 2020!  1

Looking at insects!

Looking at insects!  1

Amazing Animals Visit!

Amazing Animals Visit!  1

STEM Week 6.1.2020

STEM Week 6.1.2020 1 In STEM week, we investigated and made Roly Polys.

KS1 Christmas Party

KS1 Christmas Party 1

Creative Maths lesson!

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Green Day!

Green Day!  1

Nurses Hats

Nurses Hats  1

Making 10 in different ways!

Making 10 in different ways! 1

Our Owl Collages

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Senses Week

Senses Week  1
Half -Term is Monday 25th May - Friday 29th May there will be no online learning set - enjoy the sunshine!
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