Welcome to Year 1
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In this series of Literacy lessons, children will be reviewing poetry and rhyme. Children will be listening to a poem and looking at 'syllables'.
Extension activities: (All links attatched below)
As we approach the end of the school year, we have prepared a selection of 'moving on' activities for your child as they move to Year 2!
Let's have a look back on the school year and think about our favourite memories and what we are looking forward to in our future class!
Special celebrations are taking place this week to honour the National Heath Service (NHS) on its 72nd birthday. Can you design a birthday card or poster for this occasion. Send us your final designs and we will share them on our class blog!
Watch CBBC Newsround daily to keep up to date with current events happening around the world.
Children's Art Week
Children's Art Week is a UK-wide programme that gives children and young people the opportunity to get involved in a wide range of art activities online, at home and in schools across three weeks in June and July. Each week will focus on a special theme .
Our 2020 themes are…
Week 1 (from 29 June): The Natural World
Week 2 (from 6 July): Connecting across generations
Week 3 (from 13 July): Literacy and creative writing
Place Value: I can partition a 3 digit number.
I know the Fact Families for 1d + 1d facts
This week in Literacy we will listen to the story of Eddie's garden which will focus on instructional writing. The lessons will explore; plural nouns, suffixes and writing a set of instructions.
Developing Counting in Multiples
Let us look now at how counting in multiples of 2 can be developed further, and again the principles and practices involved can be applied elsewhere.
A nice way to show children the first 10 multiples of any number is by placing them on small cards attached to a metre stick (counting stick) at the decimetre intervals, like so:
Once children know the first 10 multiples of a number with instant recall then applying 'swapping the units' means ‘the thing’ being counted can be swapped from units to tens:
At this step, there are only 4 further addition ‘Learn Its’ to generate recall at this step and they are all doubles.
This means at this step there are 4 very simple links to be made:
Practical maths activities to try at home:
Paper Plate Addition:
Split the plate into 3 – you can use this for addition/subtraction. You can use buttons, sweets, pasta, lego, bricks – whatever you have to hand. Encourage your child to write the number sentences to go with their addition plates e.g. 3+2=5 or 2+3=5
Number Bonds to 10:
A really good trick for number bonds to 10 facts – draw around your hand/your child draws around their hand and cut them out. Move the fingers up/down to make the different number bond facts. You can always fill up a pair of gloves with sand/flour/cous-cous/rice if you have any of these items to make some real life hands to use
We love this activity! Using a small mirror place any items – pom-poms, sweets, lego, pasta etc... in front of the mirror. Get your child to count the total number from the real life items and those displayed in the mirror.
Practise number formation whilst writing the number sentences like shown below.
Using Lego towers – investigate taller/shorter – more/less. By building towers of two different heights the children can compare these in different ways. Place the towers next to each other – can they tell you the difference between the two towers?
You can introduce greater than/less than symbols as your child becomes more confident.
Maths problem of the day:
Check out our daily maths problem posted on our class blog by clicking here.
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Learn how to take your pencil for a walk, and other ways to draw from nature, in this online art tutorial with Bethan Durie.
Be inspired by Van Gogh’s famous ‘Sunflowers’. Sketch something from nature you find on your daily walk, or plants and flowers you may have around the house. All you need to take part is a pencil and paper.
Did you know Van Gogh originally painted the ‘Sunflowers’ for his friend, the artist Paul Gauguin, to welcome him to his home as if he was giving him a big bunch of flowers? You could decorate your home with your creations, like Van Gogh, or turn your drawing into a card to send to someone you are thinking of.
Part of a series of ‘Make and create’ videos suitable for the whole family.
Want to learn more about the world we live in?
Well, look no further! We have some exciting activities ranging from erupting volcanoes to Lego Animals. Check it out below
All over Britain, it's been a busy week for zookeepers, who have had to think of ways to help their animals to cope with the heat. So how do they do it? This week we would like you to carry out a research project about how animals keep cool in different climates.
Tiger cubs enjoy giant blood ice lolly to celebrate birthday at zoo!
Three rare Amur tiger cubs celebrated their second birthday with an unusual treat. Dmitri, Makari and Czar were surprised with a giant ice lolly made out of BLOOD at their enclosure at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.
"With such a scorching weather forecast for the week ahead, we couldn't think of a better gift for the tiger cubs than a giant ice lolly - albeit made with blood rather than more traditional fruit!" said the Zookeeper Graeme Williamson.
This week we will focus on the story 'Man on the moon'' - by Simon Bartram. This book tells the story of a man (Bob) who works on the Moon and his daily commute to work on his rocket ship! When on the moon, Bob tidies, entertains, gives tours and educates.
Extension tasks/suggested extra activities
Maths Week London is all about building children’s confidence, nurturing a love of maths and sparking an interest in a subject that impacts all of our lives, every day! Get involved and share ideas, tweeting @MathsWeekLDN with #MathsWeekLDN.
Check out our daily maths problems on our class blog, by clicking here.
On Monday 22nd June, we celebrate Windrush day. This is a special day to remember all the people from the Caribbean, who were invited to the UK to help rebuild the country after the War.
The Empire Windrush was the ship that carried more than 500 people from the Caribbean to the UK. People on board this ship were mainly from Jamaica, but there were also people from Poland, Trinidad and Tobago and Bermuda.
Time to Get Creative
Design a ship
Many people travelled on the HMT Empire Windrush ship from Jamaica all the way the Tilbury here in England.
Design your own ship, you can make a ship, use lego, draw it on paper or even on a tablet. If you were going on a long trip what would you bring with you?
What makes me special?
Many people travelling on the Windrush had skills that they could use to help them in their new life in the UK. Every person is special and has something to offer in our world today. What makes you special? What are you good at? Is there anything new that you have learnt during your time at home?
Using google maps, a globe or a picture of the world. Where are we on the map? What country do we live in? Can you find the Caribbean? Have you heard of any islands in the Caribbean?
We know that you are all great at learning new things. Why not learn one fact about the Caribbean and share it on the blog. Many passengers on the Windrush were from Jamaica. Can you find out a fact about Jamaica eg What is the national bird? What is the weather like? Or what their flag looks like?
One way to remember the contribution of someone who has helped to make the country a better place is to remember their contribution. There are lots of examples of special stamps or images of people on bank notes to celebrate achievement.
There are a very small number of people commemorated in this way from the Windrush generation. Use the book to find someone whose story connects with you, someone who had been a pioneer or a champion. Design and make a banknote, stamp, model of a statue or a short film about this person and upload them onto the blog!
The challenges for BNF week @ home are:
1. Eat well
2. Eat more wholegrains
3. Have 5 a day
4. Drink plenty
5. Get active
6. Be mind kind - help a friend or neighbour
7. Try something new and keep going
Food detectives! - Blindfold activity
Explain that detectives need to use all their senses when they’re carrying out an investigation.
In this activity, pupils are going to use their sense of touch, sight, smell and taste to find out about a particular type of fruit or vegetable. They will then use their findings to write a set of clues about that fruit or vegetable.
You will need:
- A blindfold
- A selection of fruits or vegetables
Can you write good enough clues for another member of your family to guess what their fruit or vegetable is?
Diary writing can be used to improve critical thinking and reflective development. It gives your child a chance to express their feelings by writing things down.
Can you keep a 'wellbeing diary' this week and track your thoughts and feelings?
The Internet is a fantastic source of fun and learning, but it’s worth following some simple rules to help your children stay safe online.
Class Teacher: Connor Chughtai-Skillen
Class Teaching Assistant: Dawn Holmes
Class Teacher: Amy Carvall
Class Teaching Assistant: Lydia Kazibwe
Support: Zara Job
"By building self-esteem and confidence in a nurturing environment we try to open the way for a lifelong love of learning."
Year 1 Curriculum Map for 2019-2020
|Half Term||Topic||Curriculum Area|
|Autumn 1st Half||'Staying Alive'||
|Autumn 2nd Half||'Memory Box & Toys'||
|Spring 1st Half||'Fairy tales and Castles'||
|Spring 2nd Half||'Off we go to Mexico!'||
|Summer 1st half||'The Enchanted woodland'||English: Letter Writing/Invitations
Maths: Number - Division; Problem Solving; Mental Maths
|Summer 2nd Half||'Carnival of the Animals'||
If you have any queries, please contact the Class Teacher or the Learning and Teaching Leader for this phase: Amber Pearless.
In Year One, we have been settling the children into their new routine. Our topic is 'Staying Alive' and we have been learning lots of exciting things about our bodies. The children have been enjoying the story 'Funny Bones' and have been making their own collages of skeletons and have had great fun dancing to 'The Skeleton Dance!' We have also been learning all about healthy eating and balanced diets. We started off by reading, 'Avocado Baby' by John Burningham and thinking about what would happen if we found a magic avocado!
Spring Term 1
Fairy tales and Castles
This topic focuses on History and Science. In Science we will be finding out about different materials and how we can classify materials into different groups based on their properties. We are looking forward to learning about lots of different fairy tales, including Aladdin and Rapunzel. We are studying the sequence of a fairy tale and looking at how we can include lots of descriptive vocabulary in our writing. In History we are exploring the features of a castle and comparing old and new. We are even making our own castle models on the workshop table.
Spring Term 2
This term our focus has been on Mexico and Latin America. We have been exploring facts about the Volcano 'Popocatepetl' and tasting traditional Mexican cuisine. Year 1 also had 'Science Week' where we carried out a range of different experiments and were able to draw upon scientific vocabulary to make our predictions.
Finally, we had a wide selection of fantastic costumes to celebrate world book day on the 5th of March.