Year 1 2019 / 20
Here you will find regular updates about what the children in school have been learning, with pdf resources to have a go at.
SELF ISOLATION RESOURCES (Updated wb 30.3.20)
Thursday 2nd April
English- Have a go at writing the beginning to your story!
Maths- Create your own centimetre city!
Wednesday 1st April
English- Create a story map!
Maths- Compare the caterpillars!
Tuesday 31st March
English– Create a setting description for your dinosaur story! Will it be the desert, the swamp, the river/forest or the mountains/volcanoes? Or will you choose more than one setting?
Maths- Measure the dinosaurs footprints using a cm ruler.
Which footprint is the shortest? Which footprint is the longest?
Monday 30th March
This week you are going to plan your own dinosaur story. The first thing you need to do is create your own dinosaur character.
This week we are looking at measurement starting with length. Investigate and measure objects around your house in cm and record your measurements on the worksheet below.
Work through this powerpoint: g saying j
Have a go at this game after the powerpoint:
Mr. Kelly’s Skill School
The challenge has been set by the Kelly family. Have a go at these skills and show us how you do!
Friday 27th March
Your handwriting this week focuses on one-armed robot letters. Here is an demonstration of how to form the letters along with the worksheet.
This week your spellings focus on the split vowel digraph ‘i-e’.
Story-time : Tyrannosaurus Drip!
See if you can spot any rhyming couplets, alliteration and onomatopoeia!
Thursday 26th March
As a challenge add onomatopoeia to your dinosaur poem. Pop and crash are words that link to sounds. This is called onomatopoeia. Watch the videos below to help you understand.
Choose an activity: Onomatopoeia Worksheets
Keep working on the division sheets below or have a go at a MyMaths session.
Wednesday 25th March
Schofield and Sims:
Following on from yesterday’s English session, you will have chosen to describe either a T-Rex, Stegosaurus or a Diplodocus using lots of adjectives. Now think of a name for the dinosaur you have described. In the video below I have used our class dinosaur Tilly the T-Rex as an example. Your task is to think of as many words as possible that rhyme with your adjectives or labels for your dinosaur’s body. For a challenge have a think about using alliteration. You can make your poems as silly as you want them to be. I have chosen clothes that Tilly might wear that follows alliteration. Watch the video below to see an example of my dinosaur poem!
Tuesday 24th March
Schofield and Sims sheet for consolidation: Scho and Sims- 24.3.20
Choose one dinosaur and brainstorm as many words as you can to describe the dinosaur. English- Dinosaur Describers
Have a go at completing the following worksheets.
I have uploaded a range of activities to MyMaths that link to our current learning (multiplication and division) and recap essential number skills. Complete them at your own pace.
Monday 23rd March
Schofield and Sims sheet for consolidation: 18.3.20
Phonics: The powerpoint features grids with alternative sounds and words that match.
This week in English we would have focused on poetry. We would have used the book ‘Stomp Chomp Big Roars Here Come The Dinosaurs’ as a basis for our learning.
Click on the link below to find my video. Try to spot as many rhyming couplets as you can in the story, you can either write them down or say them aloud.
Here is a follow up activity. Have a go at filling in the rhyming couplets on the worksheet and for a challenge think of your own verse to finish off the poem.
In Maths this week we would have continued to do practical division. Our focus would have been on the term ‘shared by’.
Click on the links below to watch a demonstration of practical division. You may even get introduced to my special friend!
Here you will find some resources for our current and upcoming topics. It would be fantastic if they were used with your child.
Tuesday 17th March
In English today we have continued to plan facts for our non-fiction books about dinosaurs. The children have already picked their sections to research so they may remember them. Do not worry if your child cannot remember them it would be great to just pick out some of their favourite facts about dinosaurs using websites online or information books.
Suggested links to find facts:
In Maths today we have been looking at division. We have done practical division so it would be great if you could do this activity using blocks, cubes, toys or sweets etc.
Please find attached the drawn groups sheet and the calculations sheet.
On the afternoon we have completed the Phase 5 Phonics Activity Mat 5 . Please find attached the link below. The full booklet has been attached however, we have only completed Activity Mat 5 today.
Thank you so much for your support.
Wednesday 18th March
After reading time this morning we completed a Maths sheet with worded addition and subtraction problems. Encourage your child to highlight or circle the important information such as the numbers and the language ‘altogether’ , ‘total’ and ‘left’.
In English today some of the children continued to research facts about dinosaurs or began to write a final draft of their non-fiction book. An example of this can be found below if you would like to create a book about dinosaurs with your child.
In Maths today we finished off the division sheet from yesterday. Please do not worry if your child struggled with the work from yesterday. This is the first time they have been introduced to division.
We have gathered many other education websites in our Learning Zone. These cover a wide range of topics and subjects, and cover all primary ages.
The Swaledale Alliance, a network of teaching schools that we work closely with, has provided a useful list of educational resources as well, these can be found here.
Feel free to contact your class teacher using Class Dojo for any help or support you may need, or to send some work through that your child has done at home!
Below are some of our favourite resources which have been updated / offered for free at this challenging time.
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Welcome to the new Year 1 page for this academic year! Year 1 is an exciting year as the children embark on their personal key stage one learning journeys. The children will take part in a range of creative and imaginative activities, providing them with memorable experiences and instilling their desire to learn.
Our topic-based curriculum enables children to enhance their knowledge, understanding, skills and express their learning in practical, verbal and written ways. The children will be encouraged to fulfil their capabilities in each subject completing extra challenges to extend their learning. This year for the autumn term, we have kick started our learning with the topic, ‘Paws, Claws and Whiskers’.
Do you fancy a trip of a lifetime in the Year One classroom visiting lions in the grasslands, the coolest penguins in the polar regions or cheeky monkeys in the jungle? You would be bananas not to love it!
There will be collective visits from a pet therapy dog and a veterinary professional which capture the children’s engagement with the topic, immersing them in practical experiences which will bring learning to life. The children will also be investigating animal habitats and adaptations focusing on geographical regions. As a team, Year 1 have built a real-life safari car decorated using different animal prints to encourage role play and a love of learning.
In preparation for the Christmas production the children will be collaborating with Year 2. Watch this space to discover the surprise production title!
When the Year 1 children return to school in January, we will become astronauts jetting off into outer space with our topic ‘Moon Zoom’. The children will be faced with the problem of investigating the mysterious crash landing of an alien who will have invaded the classroom! Research will be undertaken into the life-changing historical achievement of Neil Armstrong’s moon landing as well as studying the Solar System. The children will be provided with opportunities to express themselves through model making of planets, alien spaceships and rockets. It is going to be out of this world!
Please feel free to browse the rest of this page to find a gallery full of Year 1 memories, events and information regarding homework tasks.
In the “Class News” section of the page you can find our termly class newsletters.