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Tuesday 21st July 2020

Good morning, Starfish!

It's the last day of this school year - your last day in year 1! It has been an unusual year but you have all done really well and I am so proud to have been your teacher. Enjoy the summer break, stay safe and look after yourselves and each other.

I am a bit sad to be leaving Ingoldmells Academy today as I will miss you all very much, but I know you will have a fantastic time with Mrs Hiatt next year. Good luck in year 2!

 

Over the next few weeks why not have a go at Blue Peter's Badges of Summer challenge.

There are six to collect so you could try to do one each week. 

Each one has different tasks and challenges, so it will keep you active and busy!

Find out more here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/six-badges-of-summer

 

Here are some things you can do, to help you get ready for coming back to school after such a long time away.

I know you must all be looking forward to seeing each other again, but it can be difficult returning to school. You might feel a bit worried or unsure, and that is ok. Here are some things to do each week over the summer so you can be ready when it is time to come back in September.

 

Have a fantastic summer!

 

Hugs and high fives,

Miss Chapman




Monday 20th July 2020

Hello, Starfish!

I hope you're feeling good this morning. It's nice and sunny, perfect for getting active outdoors.

 

Here are some fun activities you can try inside or outside:

Have a great day!

   

Miss Chapman




Friday 17th July 2020

Good morning, Starfish!

It's tha last Friday of the year. Well done everyone for all your hard work this year, especially over the past few months. I'm really proud of you all for keeping going through this strange and difficult time. I will post some activities on Monday and Tuesday, but until then, stay safe and enjoy the weekend.

 

Our final Friday challenge is a quiz!

BBC Bitesize and White Rose have teamed up to make an interactive quiz you an do here:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z2gvtrd

Then why not have a go at the maths game Karate Cats:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zjkphbk/articles/zf4sscw

 

Today is looking sunny and hot, perfect for a tasty frozen treat.

This is a quick and easy method to make frozen yoghurt ice cream. Be careful handling the bag of ice cubes, you should wear gloves to protect your hands from the cold. 

You will need a large ziplock bag and a medium ziplock bag.

 

Have a great day!

   

Miss Chapman

 




Thursday 17th July 2020

Szia, Starfish!

Not long to go now until the summer break, let's keep working hard!

 

We have another maths lesson about time today. 

 

 

 

 

English today is about planning and writing a story.

Watch the videos about what an author does and how to plan a story.

Then have a go at the activities. There is a quiz and a planning grid to complete, then it is time to get writing. See the video with advice from real authors to give you some tips and inspiration!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zqsbn9q

 

Have a great day!

   

Miss Chapman




Wednesday 15th July 2020

Hola, Starfish!

 

Today in maths we will continue our work about time.

Watch the video and have a go at the questions below.

 

 


 

 

In today's English lesson we will learn some more about stories.

Watch the BBC Bitesize videos about settings and adventure stories.

Then the Blue Peter team will show us how to make our own story dice, which can be a fun way to help us write and tell stories!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z8fbn9q

 

Don't forget, you can still log on to Reading Eggs.

 

Have a great day!

   

Miss Chapman




Tuesday 14th July 2020

Bonjour, Starfish!

I hope you are feeling good today. The sun has come out this morning, I hope it is here to stay!

 

In maths we are continuing to learn about time.

Watch the video and have a go at the questions. If you made a clock yesterday, you can use it to match the times.

 

 

 

Have a look at this picture. Use your imagination and detective skills to answer the questions.

Remember to use full sentences, and check that your answers make sense.

  • Where is this?
  • Why is the dinosaur here?
  • Are there any others around?
  • How old is this dinosaur?
  • How does it feel about the people? How do the people feel about the dinosaur? Have they seen a dinosaur before?
  • Where do you think it’s going? Is it looking for something?
  • Predict what will happen next.

 

How are you keeping active?

As we continue to be careful with our social distancing, we still need to remember to keep our bodies active and healthy!

Why not have a go at some of these Disney themed ten minute shake up games:

https://www.nhs.uk/10-minute-shake-up/shake-ups

 

 

Have a great day!

   

Miss Chapman




Monday 13th July 2020

Hello, Starfish!

Here we are, it's the last full week of learning before the summer break. The year has flown by!

 

Keep going with your phonics!

https://wandleenglishhub.org.uk/lettersandsounds/year-1

 

In English we have an activity about stories.

Today we will remind ourselves about the difference between fiction and non-fiction.

We will also take another look at the structure of a story - what different sections does a story have?

Have a go at the BBC Bitesize activities here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zpsvhcw

 

In maths this week we will begin to look at telling the time.

Watch the video and have a go at the questions.

 

 

 

To help you learn about time, why not have a go at making a clock.

You can print the template, or draw your own. If you use card, rather than paper, it will make your clock stronger.

 

Have a great day!

   

Miss Chapman




Friday 10th July 2020

Good morning, Starfish!

It's Friday again! Good job all of you working through the week. Stay safe this weekend.

 

In English today we will write our poems.

You will need your poetry plan. Think carefully about your rhyming words, and as always, take care with your handwriting.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-write-a-poem

 

in maths today we will continue our position and direction work.

Watch the video and have a go at the questions below:

 

 

 

In our Art lesson we will be learning about blending.

Today we will be making some artwork inspired by the British artist, Frank Bowling. We will be looking at different techniques you can do with paints or colouring pencils.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore-the-technique-of-blending/activities/1

 

Have a great day!

   

Miss Chapman




Thursday 9th July 2020

Hello, Starfish!

 

Today in English we are learning about syllables.

Get ready to clap your way through different words! This will really help us find the right rhythm for our poems.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-identify-syllables-a88e47

 

In maths we will continue our new topic by describing position.

Do you know which is your left hand and right hand.

Watch the video and have a go at the questions below:

 

 

 

Can you find the dinosaur words in the grid below?

Have a great day!

   

Miss Chapman




Wednesday 8th July 2020

Good morning, Starfish!

We're half way through the week. I hope you are all still full of energy, despite the weather. Let's get our thinking caps on!

 

Don't forget to join in with phonics! 

https://wandleenglishhub.org.uk/lettersandsounds/year-1

 

In maths today we will be looking at something new - describing turns.

You will need to remember your fractions vocabulary. What is a half?  WHat is a quarter?

Watch the video then have a go at the questions:

 

 

 

Today in English we will plan our poems.

You will need to think carefully abuout the rhyming words we learnt about yesterday.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-plan-a-poem

 

At school we have been enjoying the story of Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs.

We thought you might enjoy it too:

 

 

Which was your favourite part?

Do you think the dinosaurs were really alive, or just in Harry's imagination?

What would you do with a bucketful of dinosaurs?

 

Have a great day!

   

Miss Chapman




Tuesday 7th July 2020

Hola, Starfish!

The sun is shining again, let's have another good day.

 

In English today we are looking out for those rhyming words.

Perhaps you already spotted some yesterday! Let's see what else we can come up with .

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-identify-rhyming-words-fcb728

 

I have a picture challenge for you today.

Have a look at this picture. Try to answer the questions below in full sentences. You will have to use your imagination! Remember to check that your writing makes sense.

  • Describe this setting. How would you describe the buildings? The landscape in the background?
  • Where is this?
  • Who lives here?
  • Can anyone enter?
  • Who is the person in the foreground? Where have they come from? Why are they standing here?
  • Why do they have a horse with them? Does the horse belong to them?

 

It's time for some more Spanish!

This week we wil be describing our family and pets by recapping all our previous learning. Good luck!

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-be-able-to-describe-my-family-and-pets-in-spanish

 

Have a great day!

   

Miss Chapman




Monday 6th July 2020

Good morning, Starfish!

Here we are again on this windy but warm Monday morning. I hope you are all ready for some more learning.

 

Let's start off with our phonics.

You should be joining in with these sessions every day.

https://wandleenglishhub.org.uk/lettersandsounds/year-1

 

In English this week we will be learning more about poems.

Today we have a new poem to called "Year Groups". We will listen to the poem and join in with the actions.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-listen-to-a-poem-36da10

 

What do you know about dinosaurs?

Our bubble at school this week are doing some dinosaur activities and learning, and you can too!

Do you have a favourite dinosaur? My favourite is the triceratops.

Play the Dinosaur Discovery game from BBC Bitesize, to learn some super dino-facts!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zk7vtrd

Then have a go at matching the facts to the pictures to test your knowledge:

 

Have a great day!

   

Miss Chapman




Friday 3rd July 2020

 

Hello, Starfish!

It's Friday again already! Great job getting through the week, everyone!

 

Remember to keep up your phonics work!

https://wandleenglishhub.org.uk/lettersandsounds/year-1

 

We have our Friday maths challenge today.

This week's 2nd challenge question is quite tricky, and has some symbols (multiply and divide) we haven't looked at before (although I'm sure some of you have had a go in your own home learning!).

Ask for some help with this question from an older sibling or family member. Work together as a team to figure out the answer - don't let them do all the work!

As always you can team up with your family to work on the harder challenge questions too if you wish.

https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Family-Challenge-Friday-3rd-July.pdf

 

In English we will finish writing our instructions.

Remember to check and edit your writing carefully to make sure that it makes sense and you have used the correct punctuation.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-continue-to-write-my-instructions

 

Our art lesson today is all about reusable materials.

Today, we will be creating our own sculptures using reusable materials from our homes! Our inspiration will be from a British artist called Michelle Reader, who is known for her unique sculptures made out of reusable materials.

Do you know what a sculpture is?

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-create-a-sculpture-focused-on-reuseable-materials

 

 

Enjoy the weekend!

Have a great day!

   

Miss Chapman




Thursday 2nd July 2020

Guten Morgen, Starfish!

It's a bit cloudy today but it looks like the sun is trying to peep through. I hope we get some warm summer weather again soon!

 

In English today we will begin to write our instructions for growing a plant.

It is writing day. We will start to write our instructions today, using our instruction map to help us.

Remember to start each sentence with a capital letter and end it with a full stop. Be careful with oyur handwriting and use finger spaces between words.

We need to pay attention to the special features of instructions. It's not like writing a story, we need to write the steps in the correct order using numbers.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-begin-to-write-my-instructions

 

In maths we will continue to learn about money.

Sometimes when we pay for something we do not have the exact amount in coins. We have to use a not or coin with a higher value. When this happens we are given change, so that we don't pay too much.

To work out how much change we should get we need to use subtraction.

Watch the video lesson and and have a go at the independent tasks:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-calculate-the-amount-of-change-needed

 

In science we have been learning about plants.

Here is a wordsearch with our plant vocabulary. Can you remember what all of the words mean?

See if you can find all the words hidden in the grid.

(You might want to print this if you can. To complete on a device, save or screenshot the image and edit to draw on, or copy and paste into a drawing app or program.)

 

In tomorrow's art lesson we will need some reusable materials,such as plastic bottles. So you might want to start collecting them today.

 

Have a great day!

   

Miss Chapman




Wednesday 1st July 2020

Good morning, Starfish!

It's the start of a new month. Hopefully it will be a good one. Let's do our best to make it as good as we can!

 

Today in English we will be looking at plural nouns.

Do you remember what a noun is? It is a thing, a person or a place.

Plural means there is more than one of something.

We are learning about making a noun into a plural noun by adding the suffix -s.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-understand-how-to-make-a-noun-plural

 

In maths we have been learning about money.

Today's challenge is to figure out which coins you would need to use to pay for each of the items.

Remember you can use the same coin twice. For example, to pay for something that costs 4p you can use a 2p coin and another 2p coin.

There might be more than one way to make the same amount - you don't need to find them all though, one will do!

Draw the item (or print out), including the price tag. Next to it draw the coins you would need.

Like this: 

You might want to use a number line to keep track of your addition.

If you feel confident try challenge 2. If you are a bit unsure, do challenge 1.

Challenge 1

 

Challenge 2

 

As we have moved into July have you noticed any signs of summer?

A while ago we were looking our for signs of spring. As we are carrying on through the year the seasons are changing again.

What do you know about the seasons? Do you know which month belongs in each season?

BBC bitesize has a page of videos, facts and activities all about the different seasons.

Have a go here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6jxdp3

 

 

Have a great day!

   

Miss Chapman




Tuesday 30th June 2020

Bonjour, Starfish!

I hope you are all well and enjoying our learning. Let's see what we have today!

 

Remember to join in with your phonics lessons each day:

https://wandleenglishhub.org.uk/lettersandsounds/year-1

 

In English today we will be remembering the instructions for planting a seed.

We will be making an instruction map so that we can remember the key parts of planting a seed. You will need a piece of paper, plain if you have it, and a pencil.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-commit-a-set-of-instructions-to-memory

 

In maths we will continue to use our arithmetic skills with money.

Today we will be looking at how we can exchange money for items, and how we know which coins to use.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-exchange-money-for-items

 

We have another Spanish lesson today!

This week we are learning to describe family members. We will use the vocabulary we have been learning in the past couple of lessons to describe the way people look. You will need some colouring pencils and paper.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-be-able-to-describe-family-members-in-spanish

If you like, you could have a go at describing your favourite characters from books or television. Try to pick some people who look different, so you can practise more words.

 

 

Have a great day!

   

Miss Chapman




Monday 29th June 2020

Hello, Starfish!

Here we are for another week of learning, I hope you are ready!

Sorry for the late post today I have had some technical difficulties!

 

In maths today we are continuing to look at money.

We will be using our subtraction and addition skills as well as our knowledge of money.

Can you remember the different words for add?

Can you think of more words for subtract?

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-use-addition-and-subtraction-in-the-context-of-money

Have a go at these questions to practise counting in coins. Pay careful attention to which coin is in the picture:

 

We have another story to listen to in English today.

In this lesson, we will listen to the story of Eddie's garden and then answer some questions about it.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-listen-to-a-story-729700

 

You have all been learning at home for a long time now.

We have all been doing our best to stay safe and help others to be safe and healthy by staying at home with our families.

We all love our families, but it can be a bit tricky to get along all the time, especially when we have to stay at home!

It's really important that we all keep being kind to one another, so today we have an activity about making kindness count. We will think about different ways we can be kind at home every day.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/make-kindness-count

 

Have a great day!

   

Miss Chapman

 




Friday 26th June 2020

Good morning, Starfish!

Well this week has felt a lot like summer! I hope you have been enjoying the warm weather safely. We need to make sure we drink plenty of water, and wear sun cream and a hat to protect us from the sun.

 

In our final English lesson this week we will finish off our information texts.

We need to make sure we have included all our ideas and then check our work. Do you have all your capital letters and full stops in the correct places? Do your sentences make sense? I hope you are proud of your wiriting!

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-continue-to-write-my-information-text

 

Are you ready for the Friday maths challenge?

Here are your challenge questions:

As always, you can follow the link to the extra challenges, and team up with your family members to work out the answers:

https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Family-Challenge-Friday-26th.pdf

 

Our art lesson this week is all about patterns.

We have looked patterns around our homes before, but this time we will be looking at the artwork of William Morris. His work work includes wallpaper design and print, furniture, stained glass windows, tiles and tapestries. You will need a piece of paper and a pencil to create a wonderful piece of artwork.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-create-repeated-patterns

 

 

Stay safe this weekend.

Have a great day!

   

Miss Chapman




Thursday 25th June 2020

Szia, Starfish!

I hope you are enjoying the good weather this week.

At school we enjoyed making our plant pictures in science, we hope you did too. I love how they all look different and unique!

  

  

 

In our English lesson today we will start to write our information text.

Using the information and facts we have created about our creatures, we will start to write. Try to use your best handwriting!

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-begin-to-write-my-information-text

 

We have been looking at money in maths.

Now that we have become familiar with coins, we will also look at notes.

Be careful to notice the difference between pounds and pence.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-recognise-the-value-of-different-coins-and-notes

 

Ho are you keeping active?

I go for a run every other day. It feels good to get fresh air and keep my body moving!

Perhaps you could go uot on your bike or scooter? Or make an obstacle course in your home or garden? Challenge your siblings to a race? Make up a dance routine? Follow an exercise or yoga video on youtube?

Change 4 Life has all sorts of activity ideas you could try! https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/activities

 

Have a great day!

   

Miss Chapman




Wednesday 24th June 2020

Bonjour, Starfish!

 

Our maths this morning is continuing to learn about the value of coins.

You will need to draw each of the coins and cut them out. Remember the different shapes, colours and sizes! For the activity in this lesson you will need a jar or box to put your cut out coins in.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-recognise-the-value-of-different-coins-b1b5b6

If you would like to you can also have a go at these questions:

 

In English we will develop the creatures we created yesterday.

In this lesson, we will be thinking about where our new characters live - their habitat, and what they eat - their diet. You will need a piece of paper and a pencil.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-develop-my-creature

 

It's been a while since we had a science challenge!

We have been learning about plants. Today we will find out about the different parts of the plant.

Can you match up the parts of the plant with their jobs?

 

Let's see if we got them right:

Now we are going to make our own plant pictures, including all these parts.

Don't worry if you do not have some of these things. You could swap them for similar items, or draw the parts you do not have.

 

Our little class at school have been enjoying the story of Tiddler by Julia Donaldson

We thought you might enjoy it too!

 

 

 

Have a great day!

   

Miss Chapman




Tuesday 23rd June 2020

Hola, Starfish!

This sunny weather is really putting me in a good mood, I hope it'sgetting you motivated too!

 

In maths we will continue to learn about the different coins we use.

Yesterday we found out about the colours and shapes of coins. We will carry on today by learning the value of each coin. That means, how much each coin is worth.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-recognise-the-value-of-different-coins

If you would like to you can also have a go at these questions.

 

Today in English you will need to use your incredible imagination!

In this lesson, you will have a chance to create your own creature. You will need to think carefully about the different parts of its body. I wonder what you will create?

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-create-a-creature

 

We have another Spanish lesson now!

Today we are learning to describe what people look like in Spanish. We will be talking about hair and eye colour. Do you remember the Spanish words for the different colours?

Have your colouring pencils ready for this lesson.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-be-able-to-describe-physical-appearance-in-spanish

 

Have a great day!

   

Miss Chapman




Monday 22nd June 2020

Hello, Starfish!

Here we are for another week of home learning. I hope you have your thinking caps on!

 

Remember to keep up your phonics practice!

https://wandleenglishhub.org.uk/lettersandsounds/year-1

 

This week in English we are looking at a non-fiction text.

Do you remember what non-fiction means?

 It means that the writing has information and facts, not a made up story.

Today we will listen to the text and answer questions.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-listen-to-an-information-text

 

This week in maths we are going to learn about money.

We will start by looking at different coins, and noticing their different shapes, sizes and colours.You might want to have some real coins in front of you so you can feel the difference too, and see both sides.

We will be using the maths videos from Oak National Academy this week, rather than White Rose.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-identify-the-physical-properties-of-coins

 

 

We have one last explorer to learn about: Gertrude Bell.

She was best known for her travels to the Middle East. She helped lots of countries in the Middle East communicate after World War 1.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/who-was-gertrude-bell

 

 

Have a great day!

   

Miss Chapman

 



Friday 19th June 2020

Good Morning, Starfish!

It's the end of another week, well done everyone for persevering! 

 

Today we have our Friday maths challenge!

Yesterday I accidentally repeated a lesson we had done before, I'm very sorry!

Here are the challenge questions for today:

If you would like to you can also work together with your older siblings or family members and have a go at the harder challenge questions.

https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Family-Challenge-Friday-19th.pdf

 

In our English lesson today we will finish our recount.

We will write the end of our day in the life of The Man on the Moon, then check and edit our work.

Here is the link to today's lesson:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-continue-to-write-our-recount

 

In art last week we explored shades and hues, today we will look at warm and cool colours.

Warm colours help us think of warm and cosy things, while cool colours may remind us of fresh, calm and chilly things.

We will also look at some work by the artist Georgia O'Keeffe.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-investigate-warm-and-cool-colours

 

 

Stay active, keep reading, be safe, and look after each other.

Have a great day and enjoy the weekend!

   

Miss Chapman




Thursday 18th June 2020

Bonjour, Starfish!

Here comes the rain! It may not be much fun for us, but it will be good for the plants. You could get your wellies and raincoat on and go out for a splash! I like to hear the sound of the raindrops on the roof, although it can make our classroom quite noisy!

 

In our English lesson today we will begin to write our recount.

Do you remember what happened in a day in the life of The Man on the Moon?

Make sure you check that your sentences make sense, and that you are writiing in the past tense.

Here is the link to the lesson: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-begin-to-write-our-recount

 

Our maths today is all about grouping.

Yesterday we made equal groups by sharing. Today we will be making equal groups by grouping.

 

 

Now try these questions:

 

It's time for our second Spanish lesson this week!

I hope you are enjoying learning some Spanish. I really like learning other languages because it's interesting, and means we can talk to all sorts of people all over the world!

Here is the link to today's lesson, where we will learn how to name family members in Spanish:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-be-able-to-name-family-members-in-spanish

 

Have a great day!

   

Miss Chapman

 




Wednesday 17th June 2020

Guten tag, Starfish!

Wow, it's looking like a hot day today! I have my sun cream on and a big bottle of water so I stay hydrated. It's really important to keep yourself safe from the sun and the heat.

 

Today in English we will be learning to use the first person and the past tense.

When you are writing a recount,  you are writing about something that you have done, so you need to use the pronouns and me to talk about yourself.

You are also writing about something that has already happened so it needs to be in the past tense. Look out for that tricky -ed ending for verbs.

Here is the link to the lesson: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-use-the-first-person-and-the-past-tense

 

In maths we are sharing objects into equal groups.

We will be using arrays and looking at the rows  and columns to see how we can share numbers into equal  groups.

It is important to check that the groups are always equal. That means that all the groups are exactly the same.

Watch the video Lesson 3 - Make equal groups (sharing).

 

 

Now have a go at these questions. You will need some counters, buttons or similar objects for sharing.

 

Today I would like you to practise some spelling.

Follow the link for some activities about spelling the days of the week, and using capital letters for proper nouns.

Perhaps you can remember how to say the days fot he week in Spanish too?

Common nouns are the names of things. These don't use a capital letter unless they are at the start of a sentence.

Proper nouns are the names of a specific person, place or thing. These always start with a capital letter.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zn7296f

For more spelling practice, why not use SpellingFrame:

https://spellingframe.co.uk/

 

Have a great day!

   

Miss Chapman

 




Tuesday 16th June 2020

Hola, Starfish!

I hope you are all still having a good time at home. The sun came out yesterday after all! Let's hope it does again today! Remember to wear sun cream when you go out in the sunshine, even on a cloudy day.

 

As always, let's start with phonics:

https://wandleenglishhub.org.uk/lettersandsounds/year-1

 

We will carry on with our recount work today in English. 

Today we will draw a map to help us remember the events for our recount. Do you remember what happened to Bob, the man on the moon?

Here is the link to the lesson:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-commit-a-story-to-memory-82ce18

 

In maths today we will move on to the next step of multiplication: making doubles.

First, let's practise counting in 2s. How far can you count in 2s?

Are you saying odd numbers or even numbers?

Watch the video Lesson 2 - Make doubles.

 

 

Here is an interactive numberline you can use:

https://apps.mathlearningcenter.org/number-line/

Or you might want to draw one for yourself like this:

Have a go at these questions:

 

We missed our Spanish lesson last week, so we'll catch up with two this week!

Today let's learn how to name different pets in Spanish. Do you have a pet, or a favourite animal?

My favourite animal is un gato.

Here is the link to the lesson:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-be-able-to-name-different-pets-in-spanish

 

Have a great day!

   

Miss Chapman




Monday 15th June 2020

Hello, Starfish!

I hope you have all had a good weekend! What strange misty weather we are having at the moment!

 

Don't forget to keep up with your phonics lessons!

https://wandleenglishhub.org.uk/lettersandsounds/year-1

 

In maths this week we are learning about multiplication and division.

We are starting today by looking at arrays, which will help us to see different ways of grouping and sharing numbers.

Watch Lesson 1 - Make arrays

 

 

Now have a go at these questions. You don't need to print them, you could copy out the question, complete the answers on a tablet device, or even just discuss the answers.

You will need some buttons or other similar objects to make arrays with:

 

 

 

Do you remember the amazing astronauts we learnt about recently?

This week in English we will be hearing a story of The Man on the Moon writing a recount as if we were an astronaut! You will need to use your incredible imagination for this!

Here is our first lesson, where we will hear the story:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-listen-to-a-story-a1104f

 

Our next amazing adventurer to learn about is Marco Polo.

He was an Italian explorer from Venice. He travelled through Central Asia and China.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/who-was-marco-polo

Here is a picture of Marco Polo. Do you think he lived recently or a long time ago? How can you tell from the picture?

 

How are you keeping active?

I have been going for a run every other day. Maybe you have been running, or cycling?

You can still join in daily with PE with Joe: https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/videos?app=desktop

Maybe you would prefer to do some yoga: https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

 

Have a great day!

   

Miss Chapman




Friday 12th June 2020

Good morning, Starfish!

It's the end of another week! Well done everyone for keeping going and working hard!

In our little bubble at school we have been very busy and creative.

We made stick people:

  

We did some super space themed colouring:

 

 

 

It's time for our Friday maths challenge!

THis week, BBC Bitesize have partnered with Premier League Primary Stars to bring you some football themed activities, videos and quizzes!

For the Year 1 lesson, head here:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmdr92p

 

We will continue to write our story in English.

Remember to use your very best handwriting. Check that you have used capital letters at the start of sentences, and full stops at the end. You might have used some exclamation marks instead of full stops!

Here is a link to the lesson:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-continue-to-write-our-story-f375f0

 

We have an art lesson today exploring tints and shades.

We will learn about the artist Wassily Kandinsky and create our own artwork. You will need some colouring pencils or pens, or some paints.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore-tints-and-shades

I love all the different colours in Kandinsky's art!

 

Have a great day and enjoy the weekend!

   

Miss Chapman




Thursday 11th June 2020

Szia, Starfish!

Where has the sun gone? With this gloomy weather we'll have to work extra hard to keep our brains and bodies active, and stay positive!

 

Maths

Watch the video Lesson 4 - Add equal groups

 

 

Now have a go at these questions:

 

In English today we will begin to write our story.

You will need your story map ready to help you to remember what happens.

Here is the link to todays lesson:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-begin-to-write-our-story-e60c4f

 

Today we are going to learn about an amazing explorer who is still adventuring!

Sir Ranulph FIennes is a British explorer who is attempting a new record-breaking challenge to raise money for charity. If he succeeds, he will become the first person to cross the North and South Poles and climb the highest mountain on each of the world’s seven continents. He has 3 continents to go.

Do you remember the names of the seven continents?

Could you locate them on this map?

Here is the link to the lesson.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/who-is-sir-ranulph-fiennes

 

Read! Read! Read!

Make sure you keep reading anything and everything! You can also go on reading eggs!

 

Have a great day!

   

Miss Chapman





Wednesday 10th June 2020

Bonjour, Starfish!

I hope you are all staying safe and well.

 

Remember to carry on with your phonics sessions:

https://wandleenglishhub.org.uk/lettersandsounds/year-1

 

Today in maths we are counting in 10s.

First I have a challenge for you. Use this interactive number grid to colour all the numbers you use when you count in 5s. Do you notice a pattern?  (It might be easiest to open this in a new tab, then select 1-100) https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/paint-the-squares

Come back to it at the end of today's lesson and see if you notice anything else!

Watch the video Lesson 3 - Count in 10s.

 

 

Now have a go at these questions:

 

In English today we will be using exclamation marks!

Do you know what exclamation marks look like?

Why do we use exclamation marks?

Can you spot where I have used any on this page?

Here is the link to today's lesson:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-use-exclamation-marks

 

At school we have been reading the story of the Gruffalo.

Do you know The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson? If you don't you can hear it read here: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8sUPpPc8Ws

Here is a song about the Gruffalo. Listen and see if you can sing along!

Could you make up actions?

It's great fun!

 

 

 

How are you keeping active?

Are you still joining in with PE with Joe? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQh4vTtzTEc

Or perhaps you are going out on your bike or scooter. Remember to wear a helmet!

 

Have a great day!

   

Miss Chapman




Tuesday 9th June 2020

Hello, Starfish!

The sun has come out again, how lucky! 

A small group of us have returned to school this week and we are missing everyone so much! We can't wait to see everyone again, but only when it is safe to do so.

 

Today in maths we are counting in 5s.

How far did you manage to count in 2s? Do you think you can go further counting in 5s?

What things in a group of 5 could we use to help us? What do we have 5 of...?

Perhaps you could give someone in your family a high 5! Count up in 5s each time you do!

Watch the video Lesson 2 - Count in 5s

 

 

Now have a go at these questions:

 

Today in English we will draw story maps to help us remember the story.

Do you like this story? What do you like about it?

Find somebody in your family, or a teddy, and see if you can tell them the whole story by using your story map!

Here is the link to the lesson:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-commit-a-story-to-memory-4ca7c8

 

Have a look at this picture and write your answers the questions.

You will have to use your imagination for this one!

When you are writing, make sure you use full sentences, with a capital letter, a full stop and finger spaces. Make sure your writing is on the line and check that the sentence makes sense.

  • How did the house get on top of the dragon? Who tied it onto the dragon’s back?What happened before this picture?
  • Is the dragon happy about this?
  • Why is the girl sitting on top of the house and not inside it?
  • Is anyone else inside the house?
  • Where did the kites come from?
  • Where are the girl and the dragon going?

 

Have a great day!

   

Miss Chapman




Monday 8th June 2020

Good morning, Starfish!

I hope you have had a good weekend, even though it was raining! Let's get our brains working with some learning!

 

In maths today we will practise counting in 2s.

What comes in twos or pairs that we could use to help us count? Perhaps you could use socks or shoes? Or hands and feet? What other pairs can you find around your home?

Watch the video Lesson 1 - Count in 2s 

 

 

 

Now have a go at these questions:

 

This weeks English lessons introduce us to a new story!

Today we will be listening to the story. Watch the lesson here, you will need a pencil and paper:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-listen-to-a-story/

 

Today we will learn about the explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton.

He wanted to go to the South Pole. Do you remember where in the world the South Pole is?

What is the weather like there? Do you know of any animals that live near the South Pole?

Here is the link to the lesson: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/who-was-sir-ernest-shackleton/

 

Have a great day!

   

Miss Chapman

 




Friday 5th June 2020

Bonjour, Starfish!

The rain has arrived this week, which stops us going outside as much, but it is really good for helping the plants to grow! Hopefully there will be some sun over the weekend so we can get some fresh air, but if not, we'll ust have to get creative indoors!

 

It's finally time to write our own poems!

Make sure you have your plan from yesterday's English lesson, and don't forget your magic wand!

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-write-our-poem-year-1-wk6-5

I'd love to see some of your poems, so if you'd like to you can send a photo of your writing to Mrs Tett, who will pass it on to me.

 

Here are our Friday maths challenge questions:

As usual here is the  the link to the challenge sheet, so you can have a go at the harder questions by working together with your family members if you would like to.

https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Family-Challenge-Friday-5th-June.pdf

 

 

This week we have learnt about two astronauts: Neil Armstrong and Valentina Tereshkova.

Now I would like you to imagine that you are an astronaut and you are going to go on trip to space!

First you need to decide which planet to visit. To do this you will need to do some research. With the help of an adult use the internet, or any books you might have about space, to find out the names of the planets in our solar system. What do the planets look like? Perhaps you could draw them if you like!

Now you know where in space you are going to go, you will need a rocket and a space suit! What will yours look like? Astronauts often have a flag or symbol on their suit to show where they come from. You could draw a flag to show where you come from, or make up your own symbol!

Draw your space suit and rocket. Think carefully about the shapes, and have fun choosing the colours for your design! Here are some outlines to get your ideas started:

 

 

I am looking forward to seeing a few of you at school on Monday, but for everyone else at home I will still be posting work on this page.

 

Have a great day and enjoy the weekend!

   

Miss Chapman

 




Thursday 4th June 2020

Good morning, Starfish!

It's a little bit chilly out there today. I hope the sunshine comes back soon!

 

In our English lesson today we will plan our own poems, to write tomorrow.

Will you use onomatopoeia?

Perhaps you wil include rhyming words.

Maybe you could add some amazing adjectives!

You will need a piece of plain paper and a pencil.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-plan-our-poem-year-1-wk6-4

 

We are learning about measuring capacity in maths.

In your home you might be able to find different containers, like cups, bowls or a lunchbox.

Which one has the largest capacity? How could you find out? Could you use water to compare them?

Watch Lesson 4 - Measure capacity https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ .

Then have a go at these questions from the worksheet:

 

 

We have another astronaut to learn about today!

This time it is Valentina Tereshkova, who was the first woman to go to space!

Would you like to go to space? How do you think you would feel? What do you think you would do when you got there?

You'll need your space-suits and your pencils ready for this lesson!

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/foundation/who-is-valentina-tereshkova-year-1-wk6-4

 

Keep reading as much as you can!

It's really important to carry on with our phonics and English lessons, but try to find something to read for fun too. It could be a book, magazine, comic, Reading Eggs or something else!

 

Have a great day!

   

Miss Chapman




Wednesday 3rd June 2020

Bonjour, Starfish!

It's a little bit cloudy today, but let's stay positive, and keep learning!

 

Today's Maths lesson is about measuring capacity and volume.

Do you remember what capacity means? It means how much a container can hold when it is full.

Watch the video Lesson 3 - Introduce capacity and volume.

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

Now have a go at these questions form the worksheet:

 

I hope you are enjoying learning about poetry in English!

Today we will be learning about onomatopoeia. It is a very tricky word but it can be a lot of fun (and a little bit noisy) when you find out what it means!

Here is the link to the lesson:

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-identify-onomatopoeia-year-1-wk6-3

 

Do you know what a habitat it is?

A habitat is the place where an animals or plant lives.

Different animals need different types of habitat to live in.

Some animals have special names for their habitats. What type of habitats do humans live in? What about birds? Or fish?

BBC Bitesize has videos about all sorts of different habitats and the animals that live there.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjnw7nb

Watch the videos then have a go at the activities underneath.

 

Have a great day!

   

Miss Chapman




Tuesday 2nd June 2020

Hola, Starfish!

I hope you are all keeping your brains busy and your bodies active so you are ready for more learning!

Don't forget that when you go out you still need to practise social distancing, especially in enclosed spaces like shops.

 

More measuring in maths today!

Today we will be comparing mass. What does compare mean?

It means we will be deciding which object is heavier  and which is lighter.

Watch the video Lesson 2 - Compare mass https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

and have a go at the questions from the worksheet.

               

 

Our English lesson today will continue with the poem.

Did you spot those rhyming words yesterday? Then you'll already be a step ahead for this lesson!

Can you challenge yourself to make up some more rhymes?

Here is the link to the lesson:

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-identify-rhyming-words-year-1-wk6-2

 

Spanish!

It feels like a long time since our last lesson. Do you remember, we were learning how to have a short conversation? Perhaps you have been practising with people at home.

In today's lesson we will learn how to say different colours in Spanish - you might want to get out some colouring pens or pencils if you have them

What is your favourite colour? My favourite colour is naranja!

Here is the link to the lesson:

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/foundation/learning-the-colours-in-spanish-year-1-wk6-2#slide-1

 

Remember to stay safe if you go out in the sunshine by putting on sun cream, wearing a hat and drinking plenty of water!

Have a great day!

   

Miss Chapman




Monday 1st June 2020

Good morning, Starfish!

I hope you have all had a good half term break. Today is the start of a new month, the sun is shining, the birds are singing and it definitely feels like summer!

Happy birthday to Sienna, who had her birthday recently, I hope you had a lovely day!

Now, let's get our thinking caps on and do some learning!

 

Don't forget to continue joining in with your phonics sessions!

 

We are continuing to practise measuring in maths.

Today we are looking at measuring mass. This means how heavy  or light something is.

To measure mass we sometimes use balance scales. Some of you might have some at home for weighing ingredients in the kitchen. These are my balance scales, they used to belong to my grandma!

The balance scales we use at school look like this:

 

Which word do when two things weigh exactly the same? We say they are equal.

What does a balance scale do when things are equal weight? 

​​​​Watch the video Lesson 1 - Measure Mass. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

After that, you can visit the BBC Bitesize page here for further explanation:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zdtq2sg 

and have a go at the activity sheet:

https://bam.files.bbci.co.uk/bam/live/content/zbyvgwx/pdf

If you have balance scales at home you can have a go at weighing different objects. If you don't, don't worry, just miss that question!

Here are some questions form the sheet, in case you are having trouble following the link:

 

This week in English we are going to learn about poetry!

A few weeks ago we heard the poem The Owl and The Pussycat, and looked out for rhyming words.

Watch the lesson and listen to the poem - can you spot those rhyming words?

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-listen-to-a-poem-year-1-wk6-1

You'll need to find yourself a magic wand ready for this lesson! 

 

Before half term we started learning about some different adventurers and explorers.

It's time to learn about another amazing adventurer: Neil Armstrong.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/foundation/who-was-neil-armstrong-year-1-wk6-1

You might have heard of him before because he went to the moon!

It's a perfect time to learn about an astronaut because  over the weekend a rocket launched into space form America, taking two astronauts, Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken, to the International Space Station. How exciting! You can find out more about it here, and see videos of the launch:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-52867494

 

Have a great day!

   

Miss Chapman




Half Term Activities

Hello, Starfish!

It is half term, which means we can have a break and get ready for more super learning next week.

There are still plenty of ways we can keep our brains and bodies busy, here are a few ideas to try, if you would like to:

 

Oak National Academy, where we have been joining in with lessons, have a page of clubs and activities for all ages. https://www.thenational.academy/oak-activity-club

 

Scavenger Hunt

Write the alphabet in capital letters down the left side of a page. See if you can find things in your home and garden that begin with each letter of the alphabet. Write the words, and choose some to draw or take photographs! I wonder which letters will be the most difficult to find?

 

Staying Active

It's important to look after our bodies by doing exercise. This can help us to tay healthy and happy!

Change 4 Life has loads of great ideas for activities and games to keep you moving: https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/activities/sports-and-activities 

 

Cosmic Kids Yoga youtube channel has videos with all sorts of themes to lead you through yoga and mindfulness. https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga/videos

 

PE with Joe is continuing, and his youtube channel also has lots of other fitness videos suitable for different age groups including adult, senior and family sessions. 

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/videos

 

Remember, if you are going out for daily exercise you still need to practise social distancing, and stay 2 metres away from people you do not live with.

 

Cooking!

We all know baking can be fun, but sometimes we can enjoy cooking meals together too. BBC Good Food has ome ideas for healthy easy recipes:

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/kids-cooking

 

(And if you have a sweet tooth like me, here is their page of easy baking recipes too: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/kids-baking)

 

Get Crafty

Check out this page for all sorts of crafts and creative ideas:

https://www.happinessishomemade.net/quick-easy-kids-crafts-anyone-can-make/

 

Enjoy the sunshine (make sure to put on sun cream, wear a hat and drink plenty of water) and have a great half term everyone!

   

Miss Chapman




Friday 22nd May 2020

Good morning, Starfish!

It's Friday! I hope you are all feeling good, and that the weather stays nice for us over the weekend.

 

In English today we will finish writing our information text.

We can then go back over our writing to check for mistakes and edit it.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-continue-to-write-out-information-text-year-1-wk5-5

 

Friday maths challenge!

Just like last Friday we have two challenge questions for Year 1, but there are more difficult questions on the challenge sheet, if you would like to work with an older sibling or adult.


Challenge sheet:

https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Family-Challenge-Friday-22nd.pdf

 

Today we will be using light and different materials to make shadow art!

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/foundation/to-create-shadow-art-year-1-wk5-5

Have fun!

 

As you know, music is one of my favourite subjects.

Today BBC Bitesize have a fantastic activity for us all about making music using jam jars!

Follow the link to find the videos and information as well as instructions for making your own instruments!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zkgkwty

Here are the instructions to make a jam jar xylophone:

http://teach.files.bbci.co.uk/bringthenoise/activities/found_sounds_jar_xylophone.pdf

 

Enjoy the weekend. Keep being careful and staying safe!

I will post some half term activities on Monday.

Have a great day!

   

Miss Chapman




Thursday 21st May 2020

Bonjour, Starfish!

It's Thursday today, Do you remember how to say that in Spanish?

 

It's time to do some writing in our English lesson.

Now that we know the facts, we are going to start writing our Terrifying T-Rex information text.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-start-to-write-our-information-text-year-1-wk5-4#slide-1

 

in Maths we will carry on practising measuring, but this time we are talking about weight and mass.

We will need to use the words heavier and lighter. Do you remember what they mean? Explain them to someone you live with. 

Watch Lesson 4 - Introduce weight and mass. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

 

We need to keep practising our handwriting. 

Today I would like you to work on one-armed robot letters: b, h, k, m, n, and r.

Watch the video here https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zbm3rj6 and have a go at the activities.

Activity 2 is an adjective quiz on the Bitesize page.

 

On Monday we started thinking about what an explorer or adventurer is.

Today we are going to find out about an exciting adventurer from history, Amelia Earhart.

We will have to listen carefully to the amazing story of her life, and have a go at  some drawing.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/foundation/who-is-amelia-earhart-year-1-wk5-4

 

Have a great day!

   

Miss Chapman




Wednesday 20th May 2020

Hello, Starfish!

It's a very warm and sunny Wednesday! I can't wait to go outside for a walk, but I'll make sure I wear a hat and sun cream - we need to protect ourselves from the sun so we don't get burnt, just like every summer.

 

Today's English lesson is all about the past tense.

We will be using verbs. Do you remember what a verb is? It is something we do, something we be or something that happens.

Why not have a game of Simon Says with someone in your house to practise using verbs. The action word that Simon uses is the verb. Try to think of at least 5 different verbs.

In today's lesson, we will be learning about the past tense of regular verbs, learning key rules and practising putting sentences into the past tense.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-understand-how-to-use-the-past-tense-year-1-wk5-3

 

We will do some more measuring in maths today.

Watch the video Lesson 3 - Measure Length (2)

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

 

 

Today's Google video is the song Somewhere Over the Rainbow, performed by Israel Kamakawiwoʻole. He was a famous musician from Hawaii, who played the ukulele and today would have been his birthday.

I really like this version of the song because it makes me feel calm and happy.

Do you like it? How does it make you feel? 

 

 

 

If you are playing outside today, make sure you put on sun cream, wear a hat and drink plenty of water!

Have a great day!

   

Miss Chapman




Tuesday 19th May 2020

Hola, Starfish!

 

Remember to keep joining in with your phonics sessions.

https://wandleenglishhub.org.uk/lettersandsounds

 

Today we are carrying on with our non-fiction work in English.

Non-fiction means we are writing facts and information. We have to listen carefully, and check our writing, to make sure what we are writing is true. We cannot make things up, like writing a story.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-commit-an-information-text-to-memory-year-1-wk5-2

 

Watch today's maths session Lesson 2 - Measure Length (1)

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

What could you use to measure how tall you are?

Is it easier to measure someone lying down or standing up?

What could you use to measure the length of your room?

Why is it important to measure in a straight line?

 

This week's Spanish lesson is about learning to say how we feel.

First, can you think of some emotion words in English, that we might be talking about?

By the end of the lesson you should be able to have a short conversation in Spanish - how exciting!

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/foundation/saying-how-you-feel-in-spanish-year-1-wk5-2

 

Have a great day!

   

Miss Chapman




Monday 18th May 2020

Good morning, Starfish!

I hope you enjoyed your weekend!

 

This week in English we will be looking at non-fiction writing.

What does non-fiction mean, can you remember?

The writing is all about a dinosaur! Do you have a favourite type of dinosaur? My favourite is the triceratops!

Today you will need to listen carefully to the information, and learn some new vocabulary.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/terrifying-t-rex-year-1-wk5-1

 

Today in maths we will be comparing length and height.

This is something we learnt about a long time ago, before Christmas. Let's see what we can remember!

Watch Lesson 1 - Compare length and heighthttps://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

 

Have you ever been exploring?

Perhaps you have been exploring new places on your daily exercise? I have been finding new places to go for walks, and yesterday I was very lucky and I saw a small deer! I need to do some more research to find out what kind it was.

Today we have a history lesson all about explorers and adventurers. I hope you enjoy it!

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/foundation/what-is-an-explorer-year-1-wk5-1#slide-2

 

If you are stuck for activities, here are some ideas for ways to get creative by reusing things you have at home:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zn4tnrd 

 

How are you keeping active?

Perhaps you have been joining in with PE With Joe. If not, why not give it a go:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=547&v=rAX6Q236CwI&feature=emb_logo

 

Don't forget to keep reading, as well as doing phonics every day.

 

Have a great day!

   

Miss Chapman




Friday 15th May 2020

Guten Tag, Starfish!

It's Friday, the end of the week! Well done for all your hard work so far!

 

We have our final session on The Tiger Who Came to Tea today.

It's time to write the end of the story. Today we will be finishing from where we left off yesterday, and looking back over our work to edit. 

You will need the writing you started yesterday, a pencil, your story map and, if you have one, another coloured pen or pencil for editing.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-write-the-end-of-our-story-year-1-wk4-5

 

White Rose Friday maths challenge just has two questions for us today.

If you would like to, you can challenge yourself further by trying the harder questions on the challenge sheet. You will have to team up with an older sibling, or challenge your grown-ups to see what they know too!

https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Family-Challenge-Friday-15th.pdf

 

Last week in art we made self-portraits. This week we are making insects!

I know that some of you really enjoyed writing about insects recently, so I hope you enjoy this activity too!

In this lesson, we will be making insects using natural materials we can find on our walk, run or cycle! You will need things like small twigs, leaves, petals and stones.

Try not to pick plants that are living or cause damage to anything by taking parts away - we need to look after our environment!

When you are out collecting, see if you recognise any of the leaves from our science lesson last week.

You can watch the lesson first, then complete the activity.​​

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/foundation/to-make-insects-using-natural-materials-year-1-wk4-5

 

Stay safe over the weekend.

Have a great day!

   

Miss Chapman




Thursday 14th May 2020

Szia, Starfish!

I hope you are all feeling good today! Lots of things are strange and different at the moment but we have to keep working hard and staying positive!

 

Remember to keep going with your phonics!

https://wandleenglishhub.org.uk/lettersandsounds

 

You might have guessed that in English today we are starting to write our story!

You will need the story map you made yesterday of The Tiger Who Came To Tea.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-start-to-write-our-story-year-1-wk4-4

Remember to take care with your handwriting - especially those zigzag letters we practised yesterday!

 

Today's maths is all about comparing.

What does compare mean? 

We will need to use the words greater than, less than and equal to. Do you remember the symbols  for these?

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

Once you've completed the video Lesson 4 - Compare number sentences, have a go at these problems:

 

At the moment we are using computers all the time to help us communicate and learn.

In computing lessons we can learn about how computers and technology work.

This next activity, from Barefoot Computing's home learning page, is about programming but you will not need to use a computer!

Instead you will need someone in your household to become a human robot! (You can take it in turns.)

Programming means giving something instructions. We have done this at school with Beebot and other robot apps on the ipads.

In this activity you will learn to programme your human robot!

Here is the activity as a document, in case that is easier for you to read, but I will also post it below:

https://www.barefootcomputing.org/docs/default-source/at-home/human_robot_activity6fb9fddbdcfc6c779083ff0100ba3f46.pdf?sfvrsn=4a4591ea_0

 

First you will need to make instruction cards like these, or you can print some from the link below:

https://www.barefootcomputing.org/docs/default-source/at-home/human_robot_supporting_worksheets.pdf?sfvrsn=8b4091ea_0

 

If you want you can also make a robot hat or mask for the human robot to wear.

 


Have fun!

 

Have a great day!

   

Miss Chapman




Wednesday 13th May 2020

Hola, Starfish!

We are half way through the week, it is Wednesday! Do you remember how to say Wednesday in Spanish? 

 

In our English lesson today we will be learning about questions.

What do you know about questions already?

Which words do we need to use if we are asking a question?

What do we need to put at the end of a question?

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-understand-how-to-identify-and-write-questions-year-1-wk4-3 

When you are writing, remember to use finger spaces and make sure your writing is sitting on the line.

 

Today's Maths lesson is all about solving worded maths problems.

You will be using your addition and subtraction skills. Which other words can we use for add and subtract?

Watch the video and join in with solving the problems. You will need to listen carefully to work out whether you need to add or subtract.

Make sure to pause the video when prompted, to give you time to think!

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

if you would like more explanationa and challenges there is more on BBC Bitesize:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z7nm6v4

 

It is important to keep practising our handwriting!

Today I would like you to practise zigzag letters: and z.

Watch the video if you can and have a go at the activities:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z79c92p

There is a 3rd activity on the BItesize page, which has a video to watch as well.

 

How are you keeping active?

Change 4 Life has all sorts of activities and ideas you can try:

https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/activities/sports-and-activities

 

Have a great day!

   

Miss Chapman

 




Tuesday 12th May 2020

Good morning, Starfish!

I hope you are ready for some more learning. Thinking caps on!

 

Did you enjoy the story in English yesterday?

I hope you did, it is one of my favourites! Today we will be drawing a story map of The Tiger Who Came To Tea, to help us remember the story. You will need a pencil and a piece of paper.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-commit-a-story-to-memory-year-1-wk4-2

 

Maths time!

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

Watch the video Lesson 2 - Subtract within 20. You might want to make yourself some ten frames again, and find some buttons or counters.

We will also be using number lines to 20. You could draw one for yourself, or use the numbers on a ruler!

Once you have watched the video, if you would like some more practice, have a go at these number sentences, using the same subtraction method:

13 - 5 =

16 - 8 =                                 

12 - 7 =

14 - 6 = 

There are fifteen birds in a tree. Some fly away. There are seven birds left. How many birds flew away?

A child has seventeen sweets. They eat some. There are nine sweets left. How many sweets did they eat?

 

This week in our Spanish lesson we will learn how to say the days of the week and months of the year.

First, why not practise saying them all in English and have a go at writing them down. Then follow the link to the Spanish lesson. Good luck, buena suerte!

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/foundation/learning-the-days-of-the-week-and-months-of-the-year-in-spanish-year-1-wk4-2

 

It is a sunny day again today, hooray! You might need to put on sun cream if you are spending time outside, even if the wind feels a bit chilly.

Have a great day!

   

Miss Chapman




Monday 11th May 2020

Bonjour, Starfish!

I hope you all had a great weekend! 

Rhea made the maths challenge butterfly pizza. It looks delicious, and I can see that you have tried hard to make it symmetrical - good job, well done!

 

 

I had a go at making my own symmetrical pizzas too! If you would like to have a go, scroll down to Friday's maths challenge for the instructions.

 

 

In today's English lesson you will hear the story of The tiger who Came to Tea.

Listen carefully to the story and answer the questions. Try to write the answers in full sentences.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/the-tiger-who-came-to-tea-year-1-wk4-1

 

Watch the maths video Lesson 1 - Add by making 10. Now that we are familiar with the number bonds to ten we can use them to help us add numbers which take us higher than ten! The video will explain the method.

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

Then have a go at answering these questions:

( If you would like to print them as a worksheet here is the link https://bam.files.bbci.co.uk/bam/live/content/znxj7nb/pdf#sa-link_location=blocks&intlink_from_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bbc.co.uk%2Fbitesize%2Farticles%2Fzb8gcqt&intlink_ts=1589190193809-sa )

For more explanation of the method and a quiz see the BBC Bitesize page for today's maths topic:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zb8gcqt

 

It's time for a History challenge!

History is all about real people or events that happened in the past.

Visit the BBC Bitesize page for videos and activities all about Henry VIII, including a song from Horrible HIstories!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhhsf4j 

 

It's a very windy day today, take care if you go out for some exercise!

Have a great day!

   

Miss Chapman




Friday 8th May 2020

Good morning, Starfish!

We are very lucky to have good weather again today! Did any of you see the huge full moon last night? When I saw it it looked bright orange!

 

Here is the final English lesson of this week.

You will need your dragon picture and writing from yesterday, because today we will be writing a character description.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-write-a-character-description-year-1-wk3-5

 

It's Friday which means White Rose have a special challenge for us.

Today they have teamed up with Classroom Kitchen to make us a maths challenges all about butterfly pizza. That sounds interesting and  yummy to me!

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

Watch the Friday Challenge video and have a go at the activity sheet. You don't need to do any cooking to complete the activity questions, but if you would like to make your own butterfly pizza here are the instructions:

(You don't have to complete this today, you can wait until after you have done your next food shop - don't go out specially for ingredients! Stay safe!)

 

Today's art challenge is a bit like some we have done before.

We will learn a bit about the artist Jane Perkins, and make portraits using found or recycled materials.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/foundation/to-make-a-self-portrait-using-natural-or-recycled-materials-year-1-wk3-5

  

Have fun! I'd love to see some of the portraits that you make! I wonder what you will use?

 

Are you keeping active?

There are all sorts of activities and exercises you can do at home, check the Keep Well - Stay Active! tab on the right (or in the drop down menu  on mobile).

Yesterday I went for a jog and accidentally met Mrs Adams 2 on the way! We stopped to say hello very quickly, but kept more than 2 metres apart.

 

Stay safe this weekend!

Have a great day!

   

Miss Chapman





Thursday 7th May 2020

Hola, Starfish!

It's another sunny day, I hope you are in the mood for some super learning!

 

Don't forget to join in with your phonics every day!

https://wandleenglishhub.org.uk/lettersandsounds

 

Our English lesson today is carrying on with this week's story of Saint George and the dragon.

I have seen some super work from some of you already this week - well done, keep it up! 

Today you will be using adjectives again, but this time to describe the dragon's personality.

Do you know what personality means? Sometimes we call it internal characteristics, which means it is not what we look like, Personality means how we act, think and feel. 

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-describe-a-characters-personality-year-1-wk3-4

Follow along with Miss Browne's video for today. I hope you enjoy it.

 

Have a go at today's maths challenge!

Watch the video Lesson 4 - Add more and count on within 20 and complete the activity sheet.

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

 

It is really important that we carry on practising our handwriting!

Watch the video and have a go at the activities about long ladder letters: and y. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z62gcqt

Don't worry if you can't access the page or the video, here are the activities. Make sure you always start the ladder letters from the top:

 

As always remember to stay safe, keep active and read lots!

 

Have a great day!

   

Miss Chapman




Wednesday 6th May 2020

Hello, Starfish!

Sorry I'm a bit late  this morning, I've had some trouble with my internet, but it is working now!

The sun is out again, and it is making the sea sparkle like glitter! I hope you can enjoy the good weather while staying safe at home, or going on a walk - remember to keep 2 metres away from other people!

 

Your Maths challenge today is to use the part-whole model to add and find a part.

We have done this a little before, but pay close attention to which way round the part-whole model is.

Which circle represents the whole number in each of these? 

If you are not sure, don't worry, the video will explain! 

Watch Lesson 3 - Add together and find a part, and complete the activity sheet.

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

If you can't access the activity sheet, hee are some of the questions for you:

 

Join Miss Browne for the next English lesson on Saint George and the dragon.

Today the focus is on description using adjectives, which I know you are all fantastic at.  Have a go and see what amazing adjectives you can come up with!

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-describe-a-characters-appearance-year-1-wk3-3

 

Our science challenges in the last two weeks have been about plants.

We have looked for wild plants and garden plants. Do you remember any of their names?

Today I would like you to look at trees.

There are two types of trees: deciduous and evergreen.

Deciduous trees lose their leaves every autumn and winter, and grow new ones in spring.

Evergreen trees keep their green leaves all year round. 

Have a look at these - which do you think are deciduous and which are evergreen?

There are lots of different deciduous and evergreen trees. We can tell them all apart by looking at their leaves.

When you are out for exercise, or in your garden, see if you can spot any of these leaves.

 

Have a great day!

   

Miss Chapman




Tuesday 5th May 2020

Bonjour, Starfish!

How are you today? It's a little cloudy today, but I'm hoping the sun will pop out for long enough to give me energy when I go for a jog!

 

Did you enjoy the story of George and the Dragon yesterday? 

I hope you did, because today you will be carrying on with this story and making a story map to help you remember it.

Watch the next lesson from Miss Browne at the Oak Academy and complete the story map as she guides you.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-commit-a-story-to-memory-year-1-wk3-2#slide-1

                 

 

Have a go at today's maths lesson: Lesson 2 - Fact families - linking addition and subtraction (1)

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

Make sure you pay attention carefully to which type of number sentence you are doing.

Is it addition or subtraction? Are you using or ?

Which other words can you use for add?

Which other words can you use for subtract?

If you need a bit more practice have a look here for more exercises and explanation:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zkd98xs

 

This week's Spanish lesson from the Oak Academy  will teach you how to say your age.

Can you remember your numbers from last week? Don't worry if you've forgotten there will be a recap.

You will need a pencil and some paper.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/foundation/saying-your-age-in-spanish-year-1-wk3-2

 

Have a great day!

   

Miss Chapman




Monday 4th May 2020

Good morning, Starfish!

I hope you have all had a good weekend. Did you do anything interesting?

I made up a quiz for my family, it was very silly and had jokes and riddles. Perhaps you could do a quiz,  or tell some jokes!

 

Remember to join in with your phonics lesson every day!

https://wandleenglishhub.org.uk/lettersandsounds

 

Today's maths is practising our number bonds.

We have learned about number bonds to 10 and 20 already, but it is very important to keep practising to really make sure we really know them.

For today's lesson you might want 20 counters or buttons of two colours (10 of each colour), to use in ten frames, which you can draw like this.

Watch the video Lesson 1 - Part-whole relationships number bonds, and have a go at the activity sheet. As always, you don't need to print, just write down the answers. 

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

From now on White Rose and BBC Bitesize will be covering the same maths topic each day, so their materials can support each other, and there will always be plenty of exercises to try if you want more!

Don't worry if you cannot access the video. Here are some of the same questions.

You could use a ten frame, or draw a part-whole model to help you.

FInd all the number bonds to 20.

 

Here is an English lesson about Saint George and the Dragon

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/saint-george-and-the-dragon-year-1-wk3-1#slide-1

What  do you know about Saint George already? Have you heard of him before?

Listen to the story and answer the questions she asks at the at the end. You will need a pencil and your book or some paper.

 

Have you been doing lots of reading?

There are all sorts of things you can read: your reading book, a magazine, a letter, the back of a cereal packet, a story written by your brother or sister - or you can go on Reading Eggs! And those are just some of the things you can read!

I have been reading a book all about the alphabet, and some stories about Thor!

 

Have a great day!

   

Miss Chapman




Friday 1st May 2020

Buenos dias, Starfish!

Today is the first day of a new month. Let's make it a good one by learning lots, keeping safe and having fun!

 

Our English challenge for today is all about the story Funnybones by Janet and Allen Ahlberg.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6djqp3

You might know this story already, or even have the book at home!

Watch the first video of the story and think about whether the big and little skeletons find a solution to the problem. Talk about it with someone in your house. Do they agree with you?

Then watch the second video. Try and think about the following things whilst it's playing.

  • Do they manage to scare anyone at the zoo?
  • Were you surprised by what happened?

There are three activities below the videos. You will have to do some reading and a bit of writing, so have your pencil ready!

 

If you have trouble accessing the bitesize page there is another video of the story here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSTt6XLAD6g

And these are the activities:

Activity 1

Activity 2

Activity 3

At the end of the story the skeletons decide to scare each other.

 

 

Have a go at the Friday Maths Challenge!

Good luck!

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

 

Are you feeling creative?

Here is an art challenge.

You will need a pencil and some paper. Watch the video lesson about texture and the artist Max Ernst.  

Your knowledge of materials, which we have learnt about in science, will help you in this lesson!

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/foundation/to-go-on-a-texture-treasure-hunt-year-1-wk2-5

I wonder what you will find on your texture treasure hunt. Good luck, and have fun!

(If you enjoyed this lesson, you could go back another time and complete the previous art lesson about colour: https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/foundation/to-investigate-the-colours-year-1-wk1-5)

 

Finally I'd like to share something that I've done recently!

I recorded some music at home, and so did many other musicians from an orchestra I used to play with in Blackpool. Then they put all the recordings together to make one colourful video! I hope you enjoy it. 

If you watch carefully you'll see me playing my cello!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8QdebxEsT0

 

Stay safe this weekend!

Have a great day!

   

Miss Chapman




Thursday 30th April 2020

Salut, Starfish!

Today is the last day of April. Can you remember which month comes next?

When I looked at the calendar I realised we have missed some birthdays recently, so I would like to say a late happy birthday to Preet, Oscar, and Caitlin!

I'm so impressed with LeytonRhea and Danny's gorgeous garden designs and Harry's marvellous minibeast writing. Keep up the good work!

 

 

 

Today’s maths is about problem solving.

This means we need to answer questions by thinking carefully about what we know.

You will need to pay attention to the questions to find out what they want you to do. This means you need to read or listen very carefully.

Watch the video for Lesson 4 – Problem Solving and have a go at the activity sheet. This lesson is a bit tricky. Do the questions while watching the video (it will tell you when), as it explains what to do. Don’t worry if you get a bit stuck, just have a go!

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

 

Here is our second Spanish lesson.

Now that we know the alphabet and numbers (see Tuesday’s challenges), we can learn to introduce ourselves.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/foundation/introducing-yourself-in-spanish-year-1-wk2-2

 

What exercise are you going to do today?

Perhaps you have been joining in with Joe Wicks each morning? If not, give it a go.

Or if you are stuck for ideas, why not try some of these Disney themed games you can play with your family to get everyone moving!

https://www.nhs.uk/10-minute-shake-up/shake-ups

 

Have a great day!

   

Miss Chapman




Wednesday 29th April 2020

Hola, Starfish!

I hope you are all feeling good today, and enjoying your phonics sessions each morning.

Rhea did a great job with her maths work yesterday! I can see that you are working really hard, well done!

 

Today's English challenge is about nouns and joining words.

You might remember that a noun is a thing, a person or a place.

Watch the video about nouns and the video about minibeasts, then have a go at the activities.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zrk492p

 

Do you remember when we read the story of Superworm? It has lots of minibeasts. Perhaps you could write abut some of those too!

Here is the story for you to enjoy again: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Jnk3XApKBg

 

Maths! Have a go at Lesson 3 - Find a quarter (2) and the activity sheet.

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

 You might want some objects like counters or beads to help you.

 

Last week I set a science challenge to find wild plants.

This week I would like you to look at garden plants.

Lots of people like to look after their gardens and make them beautiful. They can do this by chosing which plants to grow in their gardens.

Here are some different plants you might find in a garden.

They are very colourful! Which one is your favourite? I like sunflowers best.

Now it is your turn to be a gardener and design a garden. On a piece of paper draw a garden with the different plants you would choose. Label them with their names. Make it nice and colourful!

When the weather is nice enough have a look in your garden, or when you go for a walk, and see if you can find any of these plants.

 

Don't forget: keep reading, stay active and be safe.

Have a great day!

   

Miss Chapman




Tuesday 28th April 2020

Good morning, Starfish!

I hope you are all keeping busy and finding lots of things to do inside. The weather is a bit cooler today, I hope the sun comes back soon!

Well done Caitlin for your super caterpillar letters and alliteration! Your colourful caterpillar is fantastic!

 

 

Let's get learning!

Remember to join in with your phonics sessions!

 

For today's maths challenge watch Lesson 2 - Find a quarter 

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

When we split things into groups, or find a half or a quarter, it is important that all the groups or pieces are exactly the same. What is our special word for this? Do you remember the symbol?  

Have a go at the activity sheet. You don't need to print it out (but you can if you want), you can write or draw the answers in your book. You can check the answers afterwards using the answer sheet.

If you cannot access the activity sheet have a go at these questions

 

Maybe if you have a sandwich for lunch you could try cutting it into quarters.

If you have playdough, why not make pancakes or pizzas and practise cutting them into equal pieces. Can you find a half? Can you find a quarter 

(Here is how to make your own playdough with flour and salt https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2ytbSa3mPg)

 

Our word of the week this week is friendly.

What does friendly mean?

It's a tricky word to spell. Practise writing it with your best handwriting.

Can you write a sentence with the word friendly in it?

 

We sometimes like to answer the register in different languages.

Some of us speak different languages at home too. Learning new languages can be great fun, and it lets us speak to all sorts of people if we travel to different countries.

We can't travel right now but we can learn some Spanish. Do you know which countries people speak spanish in?

Follow the link for a lesson on the alphabet and numbers in Spanish. 

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/foundation/el-alfabeto-y-los-numeros-year-1-wk1-2

 

Have a great day!

   

Miss Chapman




Monday 27th April 2020

Guten Morgen, Starfish!

I hope you have all had a good weekend.

You have all received information about the phonics sessions starting today. You should watch and take part in these every morning. Phonics helps us with all our other learning. I hope you enjoy it!

 

Our English learning today is about alliteration.

We will be using the lessons from BBC bitesize. Follow the link for today's lesson:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zh8c47h

First, watch the video about writing caterpillar letters c, f, g, a, q and o, ​​​and practise your handwriting. It is really important to make sure out letters are on the line and facing the right way! 

Next, watch the alliteration video. It is quite fast, so if the words are difficult to understand, it might help to turn on the subtitles. Listen out for words that start with the same sound - this is alliteration.

Have a go at the activities.

 

 

If you can, watch today's Maths video - Lesson 1 - Find a half.

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

 Have a go at the worksheet.

 

Did you enjoy Hannah and Bob's storytelling last week?

If you did, why not watch their video of The Three Bears.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWLQKacMO8E

You could write a letter to Kitchen Zoo to tell them what you liked about the video, or draw a picture. Take a photo of it to show them on twitter (their details are in the video), or if you email the photos to Mrs Tett, she can pass them on to me and I will show Hannah.

 

How will you get active today?

I am going to go for a jog. It is not my favourite thing to do, but I know it is good for me!

Try to find a way to make your exercise fun, it could be a game or a dance. Maybe you could make an obstacle course for your family in your home or garden!

 

Have a great day!

   

Miss Chapman




Friday 24th April 2020

Good morning, Starfish!

We have reached the end of our first week of learning after the Easter break. Well done everyone for working hard and keeping going! I hope you are all staying safe too!

 

We have a writing challenge today. Look at this picture and answer the questions in your book.

Make sure you use full sentences. Remember:

  • Capital letter at the start
  • Finger spaces between words
  • Full stop at the end
  • Read it to check it makes sense.

  1. What is happening here?
  2. How are the panda and the child managing to fly?
  3. Why is the panda dropping envelopes? What is inside?
  4. How does Panda Post work? Write an explanation of it.
  5. What does one of the letters say? Have a go at writing it. Who is it to? Who is it from?

 

DId you watch the maths video yesterday?

If you did, have a go at Lesson 3 - making equal groups (sharing) and the activity sheet.

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

 

How will you be active today? 

I'm going to go for a walk on the beach. To stay safe I will keep at least 2 metres away from other people. I might even need to put suncream on!

 

Have a great day!

   

Miss Chapman




Thursday 23rd April 2020

Szia, Starfish!

It's Thursday, which would usually mean we have singing assembly. We can't all sing together at the moment, but maybe you can do some singing with your family today? I have even been playing the piano!

Amazing work from Danny, Leyton and Harry and Annabella on yesterday's Earth Day challenges. Well done!

 

 

Our maths challenge today is grouping. 

You might want to find some buttons, counters or lego bricks to help you.

What does the word equal mean? What symbol do we use for equal.

If we have lots of objects, we sometimes put them into groups to help us count them. This is called grouping.

When we group objects we need to make sure the groups are all equal. This means that each group has the same number of objects. 

White Rose Maths has some excellent videos and activity sheets. If you can, visit the webpage here and watch Lesson 2 - making equal groups (grouping) in Summer Term - Week 1.

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

Have a go at the activity sheet if you can. There is no need to print it unless you want to, you can write and draw the answers in your book.

Don't worry if you cannot access the White Rose page. Have a go at these questions instead.

 

Did you learn any more sign language?

As Thursday is a singing day, why not have a go at learning how to sign and sing This Is Me from THe Greatest Showman, with this video by Natasha and Kelly-Ann.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XBefFOSY8U

 

Remember to keep active, but stay safe.

Have a great day!

   

Miss Chapman

 




Wednesday 22nd  April 2020

Hola, Starfish!

We are already half way through the week! I hope you are staying active and happy.

Let's get learning!

 

Today is Earth Day.

This is when we think about all the ways we can look after our planet, Earth.

Do you know any ways we might look after Earth and our environment?

Here are some ideas:

  • Don't drop litter, put it in the bin.
  • Recycle
  • Be kind to plants and animals
  • Save electricity by turning off lights when we don't need them.
  • Save water by turning off the taps when we don't need them.  
  • Walk  or cycle instead of using the car.

We try not to do things that can damage our planet, like wasting water and electricity. Cars can cause damage by producing nasty gas and fumes which are bad for the environment. This is called pollution.

 

Your task today is to make an Earth Day poster to tell people how to look after planet Earth.

You will need to write the information in full sentences. Use capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.

You can draw pictures too. Think carefully about the things you should draw on a poster about the Earth. Maybe you could include some of the wild plants you found yesterday?

Maybe you could put your poster in your window for other people to see!

 

If you are up for an extra Earth Day writing challenge, have a go at this.

An acrostic poem is a type of poem where each line begins with a different letter. All the first letters together spell a word. Do you remember we made one for out Harvest festival? We held up all the letters.

Can you think of a word or sentence about looking after our planet, or things you like about Earth, for each letter of EARTH DAY.

 

Read, read, read! 

You have reading  books or Reading Eggs.

You can also go on Phonics Play https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/

or Spelling Frame https://spellingframe.co.uk/

 

Have a great day!

   

Miss Chapman




Tuesday 21st April 2020

Bonjour, Starfish!

It’s another bright and sunny day, but it’s very windy! I hope you are all staying safe, and if you go out for a walk or exercise, stay well away from other people. This is to keep everyone healthy.

Well done Harry for working really hard on yesterday’s challenges! I know Hannah and Bob were very impressed with your pictures too! You found those rhyming words really well, some of those are tricky!

 

 

Before we move on to a new maths topic, let’s practise counting in 2s and 5s.

I know some of you are great at this already, but it’s always good to keep practising.

Here is a silly song to practise 2s: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvTcpfSnOMQ

Here is one for 5s: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EemjeA2Djjw

Have a go at these questions:

(You can use this interactive number grid: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/paint-the-squares)

 

Today’s Science challenge is about plants.

We have already noticed many signs or spring all around us. Now that the weather is getting warmer, the plants are beginning to grow again.

In gardens we usually see plants that have been planted there on purpose. But sometimes other plants grow too. We might call these plants weeds. They are a type of wild plant.

Many plants grow in the wild. This just means that they have not been put there on purpose.

Have a look at these wild plants. When you go out in your garden, or for a walk, see how many you can find.

 

Keeping active is important for your body and your brain.

Joe Wicks is still streaming his daily sessions. Have you joined in today?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGYXh_G8X6A

 

Don't forget to keep reading! 

You have reading  books or Reading Eggs.

You can also go on Phonics Play https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/

or Spelling Frame https://spellingframe.co.uk/

 

Have a great day!

   

Miss Chapman




Monday 20th April 2020

Good Morning, Starfish!

I hope you have had a lovely Easter, and that you have been finding lots of ways to have fun, while staying safe and healthy.

I have been reading a lot and enjoying the sunshine! I even made some Easter treats:

I have really enjoyed seeing all your photographs of Easter bonnets and decorated eggs, great job everyone!

Well done Olly, Rhea, Leyton, Colby and Danny for going on Reading Eggs over the holiday!

Rhea has been busy baking, these look delicious! You must have measured the ingredients carefully.

  

Danny has done some lovely writing in his diary!

David has made some super cards, and been baking too!

 

Well done! 

 

I hope you’re ready for some more learning challenges! Let’s go:

Today’s English challenge is about poems.

Poems are a bit different from storybooks or non-fiction writing.

They might only have a few words on each line. Sometimes they rhyme. They can be a bit like a song without any music.

Do you know any poems? Perhaps you know a nursery rhyme?

Some poems are long and some are short. The Owl and the Pussycat is a long poem by Edward Lear, which tells a story.

Here is a video of my cousin Hannah and her friend Bob, reading the poem:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tl4E_L5N7kw

Here is the first verse of the poem:

          The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea

              In a beautiful pea-green boat,

          They took some honey, and plenty of money,

              Wrapped up in a five-pound note.

          The Owl looked up to the stars above,

              And sang to a small guitar,

          "O lovely Pussy! O Pussy, my love,

               What a beautiful Pussy you are,

                   You are,

                   You are!

          What a beautiful Pussy you are!"

 

Can you find the rhyming words? Remember, the words must have the same sound at the end,

like     tree and bee     or     funny and sunny.

Sometimes words look different but still rhyme, because they sound the same,

like     bee and pea     or     you and true.  

 

Can you think of words to rhyme with these:

Cat                       Boat                  Pig                        Sea        

Owl (this one is tricky!)

 

Time to get creative:

Try to follow these instructions to make a paper boat:

https://www.easypeasyandfun.com/how-to-make-a-paper-boat/

Here is a video to follow:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEYfHp-uk0c

 

Or make a boat your own way!

The owl and the pussycat sail in a boat that is pea-green. What will your boat look like? Decorate it using colours.

Will it have a flag? Maybe it is a pirate ship!

Where is it going? Who is on the boat? Maybe you could draw or write about it.

 

Remember to keep active!

Check the tab on the right for ideas.

 

Have a great day!

   

Miss Chapman

 



Friday 3rd April 2020

Hello, Starfish!

Thank you Harry and Caitlin for sending me pictures of the activities you have been doing. You have been working really hard and these look like great fun! Well done!

Harry:

Caitlin:

Well done Harry, Rhea, Colby, Danny, Brooke, Caitlin and Ella for going on Reading eggs this week!

 

Easter Holiday!

It is now the Easter Holiday. This year it is a time to have fun and stay safe indoors with our family.

Here are some Easter challenge ideas to try over the next two weeks:

1. Write a short diary entry each day including the date, the weather, something you did and how you feel.

2. Make an Easter card (using materials you already have in your home).

 

Look here for more ideas and instructions:

https://totalprimary.co.uk/6-quick-and-easy-easter-card-ideas-for-kids/

 

3. Do a jigsaw puzzle.

4. Play a board game or card game.

5. Bake. This can be a bit tricky when we can't go to the shops very often. I will be making chocolate nests using weetabix instead of shredded wheat - I hope it works!

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/shredded-wheat-nests

Here are some more Easter baking ideas:

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/easter-kids

 

6. Learn a new song or make up a dance. You could find music on youtube and put on a show for your family!

 

For more challenges and ideas check the Easter Activities! tab on the right, or you could even check the other class pages!

 

Don't forget to send in photographs of your Easter bonnet and decorated egg! 

Check the tabs on the right for more information, and to see everyone's photos!

 

Stay active and keep fit. Remember you can go out for one form of exercise each day, just keep your distance form other people.

Keep safe, stay healthy and look after each other.

 

Have a lovely Easter break.

Miss Chapman

 




Thursday 2nd April 2020

Good morning, Starfish!

It has been lovely to speak to many of you recently, and find out that you have all been busy and creative, making things, baking, writing and having fun! I was inspired to bake a banana loaf yesterday. I’m not very good at baking yet so it looks and tastes nice, but isn’t cooked properly in the middle. I will need to persevere and keep practising so I get better. Sorry I can’t share it with you all!

 

Today's English challenge is to look at this picture and answer the questions.

Write the answers in your book in full sentences. (Remember to check that they make sense.)

This picture is called Animal Town. It is a town where animals live, instead of people!

  • What animals can you see? Describe each one with an adjective.
  • Which job do you think each animal does in the town?
  • If you could be any animal in the world, what would you be? Why?
  • What kind of home would each animal live in? A mansion? A flat? A bungalow? A treehouse?
  • Draw what you think the Animal Town supermarket would look like. Who works there? Is it busy? Is it noisy?

 

In autumn we made art with things we found outside.

What would be different now that it is spring?

See if you can make a picture with things you find now. It could be another self-portrait or a picture of something you find in spring!

This time, instead of using things you find outside, try using objects you find inside - remember to ask before borrowing anything!

Here are some flowers I made with things I found in my kitchen:

 

Remember to keep active and keep healthy!

When you go out for walks or exercise keep 2 metres away from other people. Stay safe!

 

Have a great day!

   

Miss Chapman





Wednesday 1st April 2020

Guten Morgen, Starfish!

Today is Wednesday, which means we are half way through the week! We have been learning at home for two weeks now. Such a lot has happened! I hope everyone is staying well and keeping busy!

 

Here are today's maths questions.

 You will have to think carefully about which numbers are larger and which numbers are smaller.

Look at the tens and ones. Is a number with 5 tens smaller or larger than a number with 3 tens?

You will not have base ten equipment at home, but you can use something else instead. For example use pencils as tens and buttons as ones, or long lego bricks as tens and short lego bricks as ones. You could also draw a line for a ten and a dot for a one.

Today is the first day of the month of April.

Some people like to call this April Fool's Day and try to play tricks and pranks on each other.

In some countries like France they call this poisson d'Avril, which means April fish!

They cut fish shapes out of paper and try to stick them to other people's backs without being noticed! 

Your challenge today is to see how many fish you can stick to people without getting caught!   

You could also follow these instructions to make a twirling paper fish.

  • Cut a strip of paper about 3cm wide and 15cm long.
  • Decorate your paper with markers or crayons (if desired).
  • Snip a half-slit about 3cm from the end of the strip (be sure not to cut all the way through).
  • Snip another half-slit on the other end, but on the opposite side of the paper.
  • Fold the paper over and connect the 2 slits (see photo).
  • Hold your fish up high and drop it. Watch it twirl its way down to the ground.

 

Have a great day!

   

Miss Chapman




Tuesday 31st March 2020

Hello, Starfish!

I hope you are feeling good today. I am looking forward to going for a walk on the beach to get some exercise. What are you looking forward to today?

 

Today's English activity is to read a book.

It can be any book: your reading book from school, your favourite book, a book you have never read before or a book you have read 100 times!

Read the book to someone in your family, or ask them to read one to you. Why not take it in turns to read a page!

If you are stuck there are lots of stories on youtube, like this one: The Smartest Giant in Town by Julia Donaldson.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJldiCp-33c 

After you have read your book it is time to write!

Write a review of the book. Remember to write down the title and author.

Answer these questions in full sentences.

  • Did you like the book? Why?
  • Which was your favourite part?
  • Who was your favourite character? Why?
  • Would you recommend this book to a friend?

Draw a picture of your favourite scene or character.

TIme to get creative!

Try to build a scene from your book. Do you have any lego? Or clean cardboard boxes from the recycling?

What could you use to make the characters? Do you have any small toys that are the same type of creature? Could you make them out of playdough?

Act out part of the story using your model. Can you put on the voices of the characters? Ask someone in your family to join in. Can you put on a show for someone else in your home?

Imagine what comes next in the story, or make up your own story with the same characters!

Have fun!

 

Don't forget you can keep doing a page from your home learning pack each day.

Have a great day!

   

Miss Chapman




Monday 30th March 2020

Salut, Starfish!

I hope you had a good weekend, and you are all staying safe, warm and well.

 

Our word of the week this week is spiky.

Is the word spiky an adjective, a verb or a noun?

What does it mean?

Use the word spiky in a sentence. Write the sentence in your book. 

Remember capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.

Are all of your letters sitting on the line?

Can you find something in your home that is spiky?

Draw a picture of something spiky. It could be real or imaginary.

I have found something spiky in my home! Do you know what it is?

 

It’s time for a maths challenge:

Here are some more problems to solve by using more than >  and less than <.

You could make your own number grid to 50 or use one online:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/paint-the-squares

(You can have fun with the colours finding number patterns!)

 

Are you keeping active? 

It is very important to keep our bodies fit and healthy. Maybe you have been going for walks, or playing active games with your brothers and sisters. Why not share one of our favourite 5-a-day dances?

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBTvnJpwcKw

 

Have a great day!

   

Miss Chapman




Friday 27th March 2020

Good morning, Starfish!

Yesterday I went for a walk on the beach. I made sure I stayed more than 2 metres away from other people. I found this tiny starfish in the edge of the sea and it made me think of you all!

 

The British Library have set a creative challenge!

 “For hundreds of years, humans have told stories about animals. Some of these help us learn about domestic pets or creatures who live in the wild. Others introduce animals who talk like humans, wear clothes, have magic powers, go on picnics or drive fast cars.”

Our task is to create an imaginary talking animal character, like the Gruffalo or The Tiger Who Came to Tea.

Think about what your creature will look like. How many legs does it have? How many eyes? What size is it? What colour? What texture?

Can it talk like a human, or does it make animal noises?

Does it wear clothes? How does it move? Where does it live? Where did it come from?

Is it friendly?

Draw your creature, or see if you can make a model or collage from things you find in your house. Maybe you could make a mask so you can look like your creature!

Now it’s time to get writing! Can you tell a story about what your creature gets up to.

The British Library website has all sorts of fantastic ideas to help you make up your story:

https://www.bl.uk/childrens-books/activities/write-an-animal-tale

 

I hope you have been doing lots of reading! 

Well done Harry, Leyton, David, Lucas and Caitlin for going on Reading Eggs recently!

 

Over the weekend remember to stay at home, stay safe and listen to your grown-ups!

I will be back with more challenges on Monday.

 

Have a great day!

   

Miss Chapman




Thursday 26th March 2020

Guten Tag, Starfish!

The sun is still shining! We are so lucky to have such good weather to keep us in a good mood!

 

Did you have a go at Tuesday’s maths challenges? 

If you didn’t, scroll down and have a go at those now.  

If you did, here are some extra problem solving questions. Think carefully, as they might be trying to trick you! Read the questions and talk about the answers with your grown-ups. Have a go at writing the correct answers in your book.

Be careful to use the correct symbols for greater than > and less than <

 

If you would like to, keep writing daily diary entries. Keep looking for those signs of spring, and write about any other interesting things you do. When we all return to school, it wold be great to find out what everyone has been doing!

Remember to write on the lines and use finger spaces. Try to check that your sentences always make sense by reading them out loud after you have written them.

 

Keeping active is good for your body and your brain!

Exercise helps us to be strong and healthy. It can also help us to feel happy!

Every morning at 9am, fitness coach Joe Wicks is streaming a live workout on his youtube channel.

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/videos

The videos are still available after the live stream. Why not join in with thousands of families all over the country!

 

Have you been learning any sign language with Natasha and Kelly-Ann

Which was your favourite animal sign? My favourite was the sign for pig!

 

Have a great day!

   

Miss Chapman




Wednesday 25th March 2020

Hola, Starfish!

What a beautiful day! It has been a whole week since you were all at school, and I am sure you are missing seeing everyone, just like I am.

It is very important to remember that we must all stay in our homes. This is to stop us from spreading germs that can make people sick.

We are allowed to go out for a short walk or some exercise, but we must stay with the people we live with, and stay away from other people. This is to keep you safe. This is to keep everyone safe.

 

  We have been asked to notify parents that there are a series of scam emails, pretending to help people receive their free school dinner allowances. These emails are asking for bank details.  Please do not click on any links or put in your details.  If you are unsure, please contact the school for further information.

 

I hope you have been seeing lots of signs of spring when you go for a walk, or look out of the window. Maybe you have a garden and can see the plants growing.

My writing challenge for you today is to write a diary of what you have done and what you have seen.

Describe the signs of spring you can find. Remember to use:

              Adjectives (describing words)

              Senses – see, hear, smell, touch/feel, taste

How many leaves do the trees have? What colour are they?

Are there any new plants or flowers? Do the trees have blossom?

Have you heard any animals? What does the air smell like?

 

Here is something for you and your family to learn together.

People who are deaf or have hearing difficulties sometimes communicate using sign language. This is a really useful skill for everyone to learn, and can be fun.

These videos are being posted every day to teach British Sign Language. I will be watching and learning too!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rR2Zb7TbiOA

Here is the first video. Try to learn the alphabet. Can you spell your name?

It might help to write down the alphabet, so you can see the letters while you learn the signs.

 

Read. Read. Read!

Keep doing the phonics and spelling activities in your home learning packs.

You can also log on to Reading Eggs. Your username and password are in your reading record.

https://readingeggs.co.uk/

For more spelling games you can use Spellingframe

https://spellingframe.co.uk/

 

Have a great day!

   

Miss Chapman




Tuesday 24th March 2020

Szia, Starfish!

It is another lovely day, the sun is shining and I hope you are all feeling well and happy.

 

For these maths problems you will need to use the greater than, less than and equal symbols.

For example:   

23 > 15  

23 is greater than 15.

11 < 20

11 is less than 20.

Sometimes we say it looks like a crocodile, trying to eat the biggest number! (But don’t draw the teeth!)

Practise using the correct symbols between these numbers.

Then if you feel confident, have a go at these problems.

 

 

 

It is nearly the end of March, the sun is shining more, and the days are getting longer. These are signs that it is spring.

I like the spring because the weather gets warmer. Do you like the spring? Which is your favourite season? Write about your favourite season in your book. Tell me what you like about it.

Have you seen any signs of spring yet? Even though we all have to stay at home, you can take a short walk. When you go out, have a look for any signs of spring. Write or draw them when you get home.

Here are some things to look out for:

 

I can see some beautiful daffodils from my window!

 

Remember to keep active!

JB Sports are putting up daily exercise videos, you can find the first one here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYLCzUaDB6w&feature=youtu.be

 

Have a great day!

   

Miss Chapman





Monday 23rd March

Bonjour Starfish,

I hope you had a good weekend. It is a lovely sunny day, which will help us to be in a good mood for learning!

 

Our word of the week is scaly.

It is an adjective to describe an animal that has scales. Which animals have scales? Use the word scaly in a sentence.

 

Here are the next pictures from Quest by Aaron Becker.

The children finally have all the crayons! What do you think will happen now? Will they escape from the grey guards? Will they save the orange king?

Write the next part of the story in your book. Remember to use:

              Capital letters

              Full stops

              Finger spaces

              Writing on the line

              Sentences that make sense

I have written the start for you, can you carry it on?

The children flew up the icy mountain and found the final crayon! They were so excited to add it to the belt with all the others. The grey guards were getting closer and the children were worried. They looked at each other and then…

 

Let’s get colourful! Children all over the country, and all over the world, are staying at home at the moment to help people stay healthy.

This means we can’t go and see our friends. To cheer each other up children have started to make rainbow pictures to put in their windows.

Why don’t you make a rainbow too, and when you go for a walk see if you can spot any in other windows. I have put one in my window too!

 

Read every day!

I have been reading at home too, with our friend the whale!

 

Have a great day!

   

Miss Chapman

 




Friday 20th March

Hello Starfish!

It’s Friday! It has been a very different week, so I hope you are all doing well.

Here are some maths questions to have a go at today:

 

You can use this number grid, or ask an adult to help you find something to count, such as beads, pompoms or lego bricks!

 

On Sunday it will be Mother’s Day.

This is the day when we say “thank you” to all the mums, step-mums, grandmas, aunties and other women who help to look after and care for us.

Why not make a card. Think about who you will give it to. You could:

  • draw something they like
  • use crayons, paint or coloured paper to make flowers
  • draw a picture of the two of you together

Here are some ideas:

 Remember to write a message inside. Make up your own or write one like this:

“Dear Mum,

Thank you for being kind and always looking after me.

Love from ____________ xx”

 

Don’t forget, you can do a little bit of your home learning pack each day too.

 

Have a good weekend. I will be back with more activities on Monday. 

Have a great day!

   

Miss Chapman




Thursday 19th March 2020

Good morning, Starfish!

It is our second day of home learning. The weather looks brighter today, but it’s still a bit chilly!

Here are some activities to have a go at:

 

This is the next page of Quest by Aaron Becker.

The children are on their way to find the last crayon. Which colour is it?

Write in your book to describe the setting.

  • Remember to include adjectives.
  • Use the five senses: see, smell, hear, taste and touch or feel.

Here are some sentences I wrote to describe this page:

The enormous mountain is covered in shiny, white snow. The children can hear the buzz and flap of the dragonfly’s wings. They feel the cold air whoosh past them and it is a bit scary!

 

On Thursdays we normally have art lessons.

I have been looking around my home and noticing lots of patterns:

 ​​​​​ 

What patterns can you find in your home? Have a go at copying them by drawing or colouring.

 

Remember to keep active, even if you are staying inside.

Here are some activities you could try with your family:

https://www.activekidsdobetter.co.uk/active-home

 

Have a great day!

   

Miss Chapman





Wednesday 18th March 2020

Good morning, Starfish!

From now on I will be adding home learning challenges to this page every day. I look forward to hearing what you get up to at home when we return to school. Remember you can do a little bit from your home learning pack each day too.

 

Here is a picture from the book Quest by Aaron Becker.

Can you tell the story so far to a person you live with?

Have a go at writing a letter from the children to the orange king.

  • Remember to include the words dear and from.
  • Tell the king what has happened on your journey.
  • Ask the king questions, using question words: What, Why, Where, Who, When, How

 

Have a look at this maths problem. Is there another way she can sort the straws?

 

Remember to keep active at home too! Sometimes it is difficult on rainy days like today.

Maybe you could do some yoga:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GK_AM2GJmBM

Or dancing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKwQ6l7OOqA

 

Have a great day!

   

Miss Chapman









Last term out topic was Superheroes. We enjoyed reading and retelling the stories of Supertato and Superworm.

  

 

 

We explored seasonal changes, and made Autumn self-portaits with found materials.

  

 

This term our topic is "Claws, Paws and Whiskers". We look forward to finding out all about animals, as well as imagining living in hot and cold places.