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This page has been set up to support home learning for Year 1 pupils whilst the school is closed due to the Coronavirus.  Each week a Home Learning Overview will be uploaded by 8am Monday morning for parents/carers to access, along with additional resources and web-based links for pupils to explore.  Should you have any questions, please contact the Year 1 team via email using this email address: year1@southwood.bardaglea.org.uk.  One of the Year 1 team will check the inbox on a daily basis and get back to you as soon as possible.  Please note that we are setting home learning activities to support routine and education, however we do not expect parents/carers to teach new concepts and we understand that many of you are trying to work from home too.  At the very least, pupils should have opportunities to share books and practise basic numbers skills.


Dear Parent/Carer,

Your child’s school has started using School Jam! School Jam is an app for you to download on your phone. Your child’s teacher will send quick, fun maths activities for you to do at home with your child. All the activities are linked to what your child is doing at school. Play digital games together, and challenge each other at practical activities! Watch short maths help videos revealing how your child is learning maths at school!

If you are already using the School Jam app, you don’t need to do anything. Your child’s teacher will send activities when they are ready to complete.

Next steps:

  • Download the free School Jam app from the App Store or Google Play
  • Register by creating a Pearson account
  • Please email year1@southwood.bardaglea.org.uk for your unique app code (these will also be sent out to you in the post next week)
  • Your code is valid until 23 Mar 2021

English

Summer 2 - Week 7

 

W/C 13/07/20

Core Activity

Additional Activity

Monday

Text: Grandma Bird – Benji Davies

Focus: Summarising

 

Read the story again, think about the main events in the story and the order that they are in.

Look at the story wheel: there are 6 sections in the story wheel – each one needs to be an event from the book. Think carefully about the events in the story and put the main 6 into the story wheel.

 

In the middle of the story wheel – write what you think the story is mainly about. Does it have a theme? Does it have a moral? Is there anything that can be learnt from the story?

 

 

Take a photo your work and share them with us using the email address at the top of the page. 

Phonics:

 

  1. Read a story for at least 15 minutes.

You can find a book from the Oxford Owl Website

Copy and paste this link into your browser: https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

You can find your specific phonics book by going to Browse By Series > Read Write Inc. This will take you to a new page which will have the coloured books you read at school.

 

Additional online stories can be found here: https://www.starfall.com/h/im-reading/

 

       2. Practise your phonics sounds. Go to YouTube and search for Ruth Miskin Training. At 9.30am there are daily speed sound lessons which go for 10-12 minutes each. Here you can practice your speed sounds and spelling words. There are only a limited amount of sounds, so you may notice that some have been repeated. This is a normal process, but please practise them again!  

Tuesday

Text: Grandma Bird

Authors Intent – choice or language

 

Big ideas or themes in books are developed through the use of language, images and the development of the story.

 

Look at the statement cards: think about each one and discuss your thoughts and opinions about each one.

  • You can only be friends with people your own age.
  • Family members can’t be friends.
  • You can be friends with people who like different things to the things that you like.
  • If you have lots of friends, you are never lonely.
  • Being along doesn’t mean you are lonely.

 

Pick one of the statements and write down your findings. Think about using justification (by using the word ‘because’) and using ideas from the text to support your ideas.

 

Remember to use capital letters to start a sentence, full stops to end a sentence, correct spelling for CEW for Year 1, a range of sentence starters, a range of conjunctives (e.g. and, because, but, so, if, when, etc.), correct letter formation with some joins, use of the first person (e.g. I).

 

Don’t’ forget to share your ideas with us by emailing the email address above. 

Phonics:

 

  1. Read a story for at least 15 minutes.

You can find a book from the Oxford Owl Website

Copy and paste this link into your browser: https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

You can find your specific phonics book by going to Browse By Series > Read Write Inc. This will take you to a new page which will have the coloured books you read at school.

 

Additional online stories can be found here: https://www.starfall.com/h/im-reading/

 

       2. Practise your phonics sounds. Go to YouTube and search for Ruth Miskin Training. At 9.30am there are daily speed sound lessons which go for 10-12 minutes each. Here you can practice your speed sounds and spelling words. There are only a limited amount of sounds, so you may notice that some have been repeated. This is a normal process, but please practise them again!  

Wednesday

Text: Grandma Bird

Author intent / use of vocabulary

 

There is a poem written on the title page of the book – sometimes readers are so excited to read the story they don’t spend time exploring the front cover and title pages.

 

The poem reads:
Rock to rock,

Eye to eye,

Side by side,

You and I.

Skimming blue,

Low and high,

I, the sea,

You, the sky.

 

Think about the following questions:

  • Why might Benji Davies have chosen to write this poem at the beginning of the book?
  • Who is the ‘you’ and ‘I’ referred to in the poem?
  • How does the poem fit with the story?

 

Have you heard of the word ‘skimming’ before? Have you heard it in relation to milk or throwing stones across water?

 

Thinking about the poem and the story of Grandma Bird, illustrate the poem to show its meaning.

 

Don’t forget to share your illustrations with us by email or via Class Dojo.

Phonics:

 

  1. Read a story for at least 15 minutes.

You can find a book from the Oxford Owl Website

Copy and paste this link into your browser: https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

You can find your specific phonics book by going to Browse By Series > Read Write Inc. This will take you to a new page which will have the coloured books you read at school.

 

Additional online stories can be found here: https://www.starfall.com/h/im-reading/

 

       2. Practise your phonics sounds. Go to YouTube and search for Ruth Miskin Training. At 9.30am there are daily speed sound lessons which go for 10-12 minutes each. Here you can practise your speed sounds and spelling words. There are only a limited amount of sounds, so you may notice that some have been repeated. This is a normal process, but please practise them again!  

Thursday

Text: Grandma Bird

Writing as a character – postcard

 

Think about the activities that Noi has been doing whilst he has been on the island with Grandma Bird.

 

At the beginning of the story Noi’s Dad left him on the island and then went back home.

 

Think about the following questions:

  • What did Noi enjoy the most about being with Grandma Bird?
  • What did Noi enjoy the least about being with Grandma Bird?
  • Would Noi tell his Dad everything? Why do you think this?

 

Today you are going to write a postcard to Noi’s Dad. Think about what Noi might want to tell his Dad about his time with Grandma Bird.

 

Remember to use capital letters to start a sentence, full stops to end a sentence, correct spelling for CEW for Year 1, a range of sentence starters, a range of conjunctives (e.g. and, because, but, so, if, when, etc.), correct letter formation with some joins, use of the first person (e.g. I), adjectives and a range of sentence starters to make the writing more interesting.

 

If you get time, you could draw a picture on the front of the post card to show Dad what has been happening.

 

Share these with us by emailing them to use or sending them via Class Dojo.

Phonics:

 

  1. Read a story for at least 15 minutes.

You can find a book from the Oxford Owl Website

Copy and paste this link into your browser: https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

You can find your specific phonics book by going to Browse By Series > Read Write Inc. This will take you to a new page which will have the coloured books you read at school.

 

Additional online stories can be found here: https://www.starfall.com/h/im-reading/

 

       2. Practise your phonics sounds. Go to YouTube and search for Ruth Miskin Training. At 9.30am there are daily speed sound lessons which go for 10-12 minutes each. Here you can practice your speed sounds and spelling words. There are only a limited amount of sounds, so you may notice that some have been repeated. This is a normal process, but please practice them again!  

Friday

Text: Grandma Bird

Writing focus: informative writing

 

Read through Grandma Bird again and look for the different ways in which Grandma Bird and Noi look after the birds.

 

Think about the following:

  • When the bird lands in the cave, what does Noi do? 
  • How does Noi go to the bird
  • How does Noi pick the bird up? 
  • What do the birds eat
  • What is it like inside the room?

 

Read through the following link that tells you how to care for birds in the garden.

https://www.rspca.org.uk/adviceandwelfare/wildlife/

inthewild/feedinggardenbirds/birdfeedingguide

 

Have a go at writing an information fact file about helping birds (you can use the template or create your own).

 

Remember to use capital letters to start a sentence, full stops to end a sentence, correct spelling for CEW for Year 1, a range of sentence starters, a range of conjunctives (e.g. and, because, but, so, if, when, etc.), correct letter formation with some joins, use of the third person (e.g. you), expanded noun phrases and a range of sentence starters to make the writing more interesting. Remember to also write in the present tense not the past.

 

Share your fact files with us by emailing them to use or via Class Dojo.

Phonics:

 

  1. Read a story for at least 15 minutes.

You can find a book from the Oxford Owl Website

Copy and paste this link into your browser: https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

You can find your specific phonics book by going to Browse By Series > Read Write Inc. This will take you to a new page which will have the coloured books you read at school.

 

Additional online stories can be found here: https://www.starfall.com/h/im-reading/

 

       2. Practise your phonics sounds. Go to YouTube and search for Ruth Miskin Training. At 9.30am there are daily speed sound lessons which go for 10-12 minutes each. Here you can practice your speed sounds and spelling words. There are only a limited amount of sounds, so you may notice that some have been repeated. This is a normal process, but please practise them again!  

Maths

Summer 2 - Week 7

 

W/C 13.7.20

Core Activity

Additional Activity

Monday

 

Activity -   Lesson 1 - Ordering numbers

 

Click on the link below and select  Summer Term - Week 10 (w/c 29th June) Lesson 1

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

Watch the video and then complete the activity.

 

Think about the following:

What number comes before and after another number?

The number of tens and ones in a number.

 

School Jam: When did that happen?

Parents and children use ‘before’ and ‘after’ to sequence events

 

Practise counting in 10s

Use 10p coins to practise counting in tens. Work out how much money there is if there are two, three or seven 10p coins.

 

Tuesday

 

Activity -   Lesson 2 - Recognising coins

 

Click on the link below and select Summer Term - Week 10 (w/c 29th June) Lesson 2

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

Watch the video and then complete the activity.

 

Think about the following:

What colours are the different coins?

Can you group them in different ways?

What shapes are the coins?

Which coin is worth the most/least?

 

School Jam:  Time for maths!

Sequence events in chronological order using language (for example, before and after, next, first, today, yesterday, tomorrow, morning, afternoon and evening

 

Practise counting in 2s

Use 2p coins to practise counting in twos. Work out how much money there is if there are two, four or nine 2p coins.

 

Wednesday

 

Activity  -    Lesson 3 - Recognise notes

 

Click on the link below and select Summer Term - Week 10 (w/c 29th June) Lesson 3

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

Watch the video and then complete the activity.

 

Think about the following:

What’s the same about the notes?

What’s different about the notes?

What different colours are the notes?

School Jam:  Time freeze 1

Players stop the clock hands to show o’clock or half past the hour times.

 

Practise counting in 5s

Use 5p coins to practise counting in fives. Work out how much money there is if there are two, four and six 5p coins.

 

 

Thursday

 

Activity -    Lesson 4 - Counting in coins

 

Click on the link below and select  Summer Term - Week 10 (w/c 29th June) Lesson 4

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

Watch the video and then complete the activity.

 

Think about the following:

What does ‘equal’ mean?

How can we count 10p coins to make it easier?

 

 

 

Game: How much money is there?

Copy and paste the link below into your browser.

https://uk.ixl.com/math/year-1/count-money-1p-2p-and-5p-coins

 

 

Play Shops at home

Select food items and write different prices on pieces of paper and place it next to the food (2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p, £1). Please wash all coins before use. Give children a selection of the above coins to practise buying items from the shop. Children to work out how much change they would get when they buy items with 5p, 10p and 20p coins.

 

Friday

 

Friday Maths Challenges

There is no need to access the White Rose Maths website today. Please see the Friday Challenges sheet. Complete all 4 challenges together.

Game: How much money is there?

Copy and paste the link below into your browser.

https://uk.ixl.com/math/year-1/count-money-1p-and-2p-coins

 

Play Shops at home

Continue to play Shops

Spelling and Grammar

Summer 2 - Week 7

 

W/C 13.7.20

Core Activity

Additional Activity

Monday

Handwriting:

Practice handwriting sheet. We are practising cursive letters. Then write each word in a sentence. Try to use cursive handwriting each time.

 

If you do not have access to a printer, just practice on any paper. Open the link on a computer and write the words/letters on any paper/whiteboard you have.

Colouring In Sheets:

Yes! Colouring in! But be careful, these are mindfulness colouring in sheets. Make sure you colour in between the lines and in different colours, making sure there is no white spots left. Do not rush it and take your time!

 

Spelling with Sir Linkalot Time

 

Daily Spelling Challenges

Watch live at 2pm:  https://www.sirlinkalot.org/lessons/?mc_cid=6c9e6643e8&mc_eid=8735b496c9

Or Search for Sir Linkalot on YouTube to access previous lessons

 

Tuesday

Grammar Challenge:

Complete the Grammar Challenge worksheet, focusing on all the things we have learnt in Year 1 so far. You might not be able to complete all of the activities as some of them require the Knights and Dragons story, you can just leave these questions blank or make up your own answers.

 

Spelling with Sir Linkalot Time

Daily Spelling Challenges

Watch live at 2pm:  https://www.sirlinkalot.org/lessons/?mc_cid=6c9e6643e8&mc_eid=8735b496c9

Or Search for Sir Linkalot on YouTube to access previous lessons

Wednesday

Comprehension:

Birds in Your Garden Comprehension Sheet. There are three levels of reading and questions. Please try and complete the middle level reading sheet. If you were reading BLUE or GREY phonics books, then you should complete the third story/the hardest level.

 

Bonus Challenge:

Can you find any of these birds in your own garden? Make sure you take a photo of them if you find them!

 

To provide additional support your child with reading comprehension for other stories, please see here:

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-comprehension/

SPaG Challenge:

Complete the SPaG Challenge Sheet. There are three levels, page 1 is the easiest, page 2 is middle and page 3 is the hardest. Everyone should aim to complete page 2. You can complete page 3 as a challenge (If you were reading BLUE or GREY phonics books then you should aim to complete page 2 AND page 3).

 

Spelling with Sir Linkalot Time

Daily Spelling Challenges

Watch live at 2pm:  https://www.sirlinkalot.org/lessons/?mc_cid=6c9e6643e8&mc_eid=8735b496c9

Or Search for Sir Linkalot on YouTube to access previous lessons

 

Thursday

 

Spelling:

Practice spelling the following common exception words: house, once, your, my, are, the, our, were, they, ask, here, today, come, friend, push, school, where, full, there, has, put, love, go

Use ‘Look, Cover, Write, Check’ or get an adult or older sibling to read the words out to you and you write them down.

Extra Spelling Challenge:

  1. 3D Words: Make your spelling words out of playdough or clay
  2. Connect the Dots: Write your spelling words using dots. Connect the dots you’ve drawn by tracing over them with a coloured pencil
  3. Spelling Flowers: Draw a big flower. Write each of your spelling words on one of the petals
  4. Air Write: Write your spelling words in the air with your finger. Ask someone to read your words as you write. You could ask someone to air write while you read the word!

Spelling with Sir Linkalot Time

Daily Spelling Challenges

Watch live at 2pm:  https://www.sirlinkalot.org/lessons/?mc_cid=6c9e6643e8&mc_eid=8735b496c9

Or Search for Sir Linkalot on YouTube to access previous lessons

 

Friday

 

Grammar:

Use the Grammar skills (  ) and spelling words (from Thursday) from the above activities to write your own sentences. It could be a story you made up, or a recount of what you did this week, or a set of instructions for something you made this week, or a letter to your friend/grandparents. Try to choose a writing style that you have not done yet.

Spelling with Sir Linkalot Time

Daily Spelling Challenges

Watch live at 2pm:  https://www.sirlinkalot.org/lessons/?mc_cid=6c9e6643e8&mc_eid=8735b496c9

Or Search for Sir Linkalot on YouTube to access previous lessons

 

PSHE Week

Summer 2 - Week 7

 

W/C 13.7.20

Core Activity

Additional Activity

Monday

Southwood’s Book of Hopes: Our Lockdown Stories

For our PSHE Week, we would like the children to share their Lockdown experiences, real or otherwise so that they could become a part of our book of hopes. The aim of the Southwood Book of Hopes is to encourage our children to not only be creative with their writing but to also share their thoughts, feelings and experiences during the Lockdown. They can either make up stories or write their own experiences. The book of hopes will include all the amazing work created by the children as an inspiration for children in the future to feel inspired by their stories. They can choose to write a short story, poem, story through Art, jokes, heroic tales or draw pictures using the following:

 Key Headings:

Non-Fiction: True Stories

Fiction: Lockdown Creativity

Sub-Headings:

Kindness

Nature

Animals

Family

Adventure

Fun

The idea is for them to have great FUN whilst doing it, it can be as simple as a painting or drawing or as complex as a short story or poem. 

Parents, please can you send in your children’s work to their class teachers so that they could be included in our book of hopes. The link below is an example of the Book of Hopes that have some amazing stories for the children to read and to support their writing.

https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/9-12/book-hopes/

 

 

This week we are thinking about transitioning from Year 1 to Year 2. We will be thinking of our memories of Year 1 and our hopes and dreams for Year 2.

 

We are going to spend time each day completing our booklet. Please use attached “spreading my wings from year 1 to 2” booklet.

 

Today we are going to be completing our front cover and then pages 1 and 2. We are thinking about who our friends are and what we like to do at school.

 

Think about

Who are your friends?

Why are they your friends?

What makes a good friend?

What kind of things do you like to do together?

How do your friends support you at school?

 

Please send pictures of your work to the Year 1 email, we would love to share them so all your friends can see.

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

Please spend some time today completing an entry for our Southwood Book of Hopes. The children can choose to write a short story, poem, story through Art, jokes, heroic tales or draw pictures using the above categories. Please encourage them to be as creative as they can be and to complete a variety of entries.

 

Parents, please can you send in your children’s work to their class teachers so that they could be included in our book of hopes.

Today we are going to be completing pages 3 and 4 from our booklet. We are going to be thinking about the things that we are good at, what we enjoy doing and what we would like to learn in Year 2.

 

Before completing the booklet discuss with your family all the things that you are really good at all those things that you are looking forward to improving in Year 2.

 

Think about

What am I good at?

Why am I good at this?

What things do I need to improve?

Why do I think I need to improve these?

What can I do to improve these things?

How can my friends and teachers help me improve?

 

 

Wednesday

Please spend some time today completing an entry for our Southwood Book of Hopes. The children can choose to write a short story, poem, story through Art, jokes, heroic tales or draw pictures using the above categories. Please encourage them to be as creative as they can be and to complete a variety of entries.

 

Parents, please can you send in your children’s work to their class teachers so that they could be included in our book of hopes

Today we are going to be completing pages 5 and 6 from our booklet. We are going to be imagining what we think our new classroom will look like. We are thinking about what our dream Year 2 classroom would have in it and then design it.

 

Firstly, we need to think about what our classroom will look like and make a list of all the things that we believe are essential to be inside. Discuss with your family what you think should be inside and why they are needed. Once you have made your list you can now use page 5 to design your classroom. Once you have drawn your new classroom label the important items.

Use page 6 to write down 3 things you hope your new classroom will have. 

 

Please send a picture to the Year 1 email. We would love to see your ideas on what a fantastic classroom would look like. 

Thursday

 

Please spend some time today completing an entry for our Southwood Book of Hopes. The children can choose to write a short story, poem, story through Art, jokes, heroic tales or draw pictures using the above categories. Please encourage them to be as creative as they can be and to complete a variety of entries.

 

Parents, please can you send in your children’s work to their class teachers so that they could be included in our book of hopes

Today we are going to be thinking about what you believe is important for your new teacher to know about you. Discuss this with your family, this does not only have to be things that will help you in school make sure you include some things you like to do outside of school.

 

Think about-

What you like in school?

What you dislike?

Why do you dislike it?

Who your friends are?

What kind of stories you like to read?

Are you school dinners or packed lunch?

Do you have any hobbies?

Do you have a favourite movie?

 

On plain paper draw a picture of yourself and then write around the picture all the things you want your new teacher to know.

 

Friday

 

Please spend some time today completing an entry for our Southwood Book of Hopes. The children can choose to write a short story, poem, story through Art, jokes, heroic tales or draw pictures using the above categories. Please encourage them to be as creative as they can be and to complete a variety of entries.

 

Parents, please can you send in your children’s work to their class teachers so that they could be included in our book of hopes

When you move to a new year group and meet a new teacher it can be an exciting and worrying time, you may have lots of questions that you want to ask. Today we are going to take some time to think of questions that you may like to ask your new teacher. Discuss with your family your thoughts on moving into Year 2, think about what you are apprehensive about and what you are looking forward to, then write a list of questions that you would like to ask your new teacher.

 

Please send these questions to the Year 1 email. We may be able to answer some of them for you now.

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