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Covid-19 Home Learning Tasks

Welcome to the Covid-19 daily learning page. Here you can find your daily activities as well as website links and also videos made by the year one team. Please remember to come and pick up your paper copies from school as well. If you need any support, please email lavender@balliolschool.co.uk

 

There are also lots more learning links back on the main class page. Please click here to return to the main Lavender class page:

Friday 5th March 2021

  • English: We wrote astronaut facts. We wrote space definitions. What else have we learned about space? Look through the space power points. Read more non-fiction space books if you have some. Look at espresso. Look through the printed documents. Have a watch of some of these clips:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qd6nLM2QlWw   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDTx9ZH2SpM   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTQKy19e2OQ      Have a go at writing down some facts about space.
  • Maths: Go to https://www.mymaths.co.uk/ and check that you have done all of your homework. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ - watch the current week video entitled ‘measuring lengths – non-standard units’). What if we don’t want to just compare lengths and heights? What if we want to know how long/short or tall/short something is? Discuss measuring. Today we are going to focus on non-standard units of measure. These are things such as cubes or paper clips that are all the same size that you can use to measure something. Video: Using paperclips to measure my pencil  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8o7n-A0SC0     Look through the length PowerPoint in your pack. Explore objects in your house to see what you have available to use as non-standard unit of measure. E.g. blocks, paper clips, spoons, marbles etc. Practise measuring items in your house using these things. E.g. My book is 10 paper clips long. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ - watch the current week video entitled ‘measuring length 1’). Review the video - Using paperclips to measure my pencil  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8o7n-A0SC0 Remind yourselves of the non-standard units that you found in your house that you can measure with. Remember that they need to be the same size and you cannot leave gaps between them. Choose one non-standard unit of measure and measure the length of different objects using different non-standard units. Record through writing e.g. rubber = 7 cubes, book = 12 cubes. Which object was longest? Which was shortest? Next, choose just one object and measure it using different non-standard units. e.g. Pen = 7 cubes, Pen = 12 beads. The object hasn’t changed length so why are the amounts different? Try to write a sentence or two to explain. Read, enjoy and discuss the book ‘How big is a foot’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xky3yEXyNHc   Discuss the lesson learned from this story.
  • Handwriting: Work on writing the curly caterpillar family letters with the correct ascenders, descenders and formations (c, a, d, o, g, s, q, f).
  • Phonics: Read and spell some key words and tricky words. Use the keyword sheet in your pack to help you. Next, watch the alternative pronunciations for ‘ea’  videos on espresso and then have a go at completing the games to match these also on espresso. You can also find these sounds on this website: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBaJtG8b3mwqrQuU0urx3Lg Next, have a play on the phonics play website: https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/  
  • Topic 7: Explore balancing on different parts of your body. Can you hold your balance for 5 seconds? Can you think of 3 different balances? Can you join each balance together with a dance move in between?
  • Topic 8: Have a look at the moon and the stars before you go to bed. Is the moon always the same shape? Is it always in the same place in the sky? What about the stars? Can you see any patterns with the stars? (Note: we will learn more about this another day but it would be nice to spend some time exploring this with your family)

Thursday 4th March 2021

Today is world book day. Mrs Youngman has asked the whole school to focus on the book ‘Rain before rainbows’. Dress in bright coloured clothes today so that together we can make a rainbow!

 

  • World book day tasks:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQQAGnEAE784xIU2muBw4Jg  = World Book Day on You Tube - includes live sessions with authors, author/illustrator academy sessions and authors reading from their books.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgLAfk8Ck1M = 153 authors wishing children a happy WBD 2021.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpTkjssrL4k = The world book day song by MC Grammar

  • English Tasks:

Book = Rain Before Rainbows, Written by Smriti Halls, Illustrated by David Litchfield. Here are some YouTube versions of the book for you to enjoy:

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I160KNo03gE

Have a think about the title. What does rain before rainbows actually mean? Discuss this with your family. When school opens again on 8th March, what will stay the same for you? What will change? Discuss this with your family. When lockdown restrictions start lifting, what are your hopes and dreams for the future? Discuss this with your family. Have a go at writing a description of your perfect day with your friends and family for when lockdown ends. Have a think about rainbows. Some people say that if you find the end of a rainbow, you will find treasure. If you found this treasure, what would you want it to be? Remember back to when we wrote acrostic poems about Winter and about friends? See if you can write a rainbow acrostic poem. It will spell out ‘rainbow’ down the page. You need to think of a short sentence about rainbows to match each letter. Remember to look at what letter you need to use to start your sentence. What is your favourite colour from a rainbow? Write a list of things that are that colour. E.g. If you favourite colour is green, you could list grass, cucumber, traffic light go signal, peas, maths book etc. Here are some other rain and rainbow stories that are Covid-19 related to enjoy:

Here are some other rain and rainbow stories that are not Covid-19 related to enjoy:

Look at the colour words. What digraphs/trigraphs can you spot? E.g. ‘ue’ in ‘blue’. Can you think of other words with these in? See if you can fill in the table in your pack.

  • Maths tasks:

Rainbows have 7 colours: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. Can you think of different ways to equal 7? Here are some to start you off. See how many more you can think of: 6+1=7      10-3=7             100-93=7     5+1+1=7

Have a go at completing this rainbow number bonds to 10 sheet in your pack. Next, get a pack of skittles or smarties. Sort the sweets by colour. (Don’t eat them yet! You need them later in science too!).  Which is most? Which is least? Order number values from least to most. Order the number values from most to least. Can you make a repeating pattern? E.g. Blue, blue, yellow, blue, blue, yellow etc

  • PSHE tasks:

Have a go at linking your emotions to colours. What colour do you think of when you feel these emotions? Happy? Sad? Excited? Terrified? Angry? Surprised? Worried? Read and enjoy Dolly Parton’s book ‘I am a rainbow’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROYNKC1Iy2M

How can we turn our negative emotions into positive ones? E.g. Change feeling sad into happy? Change feeling scared into feeling calm. Are the methods the same or different at home or at school? Write down your ideas and thoughts. See if you can make a hopes and dreams jar to use in the future with your family. Find an empty jar and get some little pieces of paper. Write down things that you want to do and are looking forward to doing e.g. Go on a picnic. Go to the zoo. Hug your grandma. Eat out at a restaurant. Go to the cinema. Try a new food. Go camping in the garden etc. Once restrictions have eased, close your eyes, dip into your jar and choose a piece of paper. See if you can do the task. If not, put it back in for another day and choose again.

  • Geography task:

Use google Earth to choose where in the world you would want to visit/go on holiday after Covid-19

  • Science tasks:

How are rainbows made? Research, find out and write a short report. Here are some science experiments for you to try at home if you have the right equipment. Please note that you do not have to do all of these. You can choose!

  • Art tasks:

Here are some art tasks that you can have a go at if you would like to and are able to.

  • Explore colour mixing and use these colours to paint what you are looking forward to doing after lockdown and/or back at school.
  • Paper rainbow sculptures 
  • Rainbow and sun/clouds
  • PE

Here are some dances and movement videos to join in with:

  • Music tasks:

Here are some songs to sing and enjoy =

Miss Jennings reads 'Rain Before Rainbows'

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Rain Before Rainbows - Meet the author and illustrator

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Wednesday 3rd March 2021

  • English: Review the facts from yesterday and non-fiction books. If you met an astronaut, what would you ask them? E.g. what do you eat? How many times have you been into space? What planets have you seen? Etc If you get stuck, try to think about what you do in a normal day and how an astronaut would do it. This might help you to come up with more questions such as ‘How do you go to the toilet?’ Also think about your five senses. These might help you to think about more questions e.g. ‘What can you hear in a spaceship?’ Next, watch some astronaut videos on espresso and on YouTube. Have these videos answered any of your questions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eT1PtaRA7ZM  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhD8GFwy734  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9A9GR6e_LW4       Just for fun – here is an astronaut song:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSYaEBcl8xI     Lastly, read through the space themed phonics PowerPoint in your pack.
  • Maths: Go to https://www.mymaths.co.uk/ and check that you have done all of your homework. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ - watch the current week video entitled ‘compare lengths and heights’). Discuss the difference between length and height. Explore height and length around your house. For example, which person is taller/shorter? Which pencil is shorter/longer? Are you measuring the height or length of something? What is the same? What is different? Watch and discuss these: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YzACucjF38  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7-ZbIHRdXc Now have a go at the questions in your pack. Watch and enjoy this story - Jack and the beanstalk. Discuss the beanstalks height at different points in the story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zurz-pL-uzw Have a go at the beanstalk height and length sheets in your pack.
  • Handwriting: Work on writing the one-armed robot family letters with the correct ascenders, descenders and formations (r, h, n, b, m, p, k).
  • Phonics: Read and spell some key words and tricky words. Use the keyword sheet in your pack to help you. Next, watch the alternative pronunciations for ‘ow’  videos on espresso and then have a go at completing the games to match these also on espresso. You can also find these sounds on this website: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBaJtG8b3mwqrQuU0urx3Lg Next, have a play on the phonics play website: https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/  
  • Topic 5: Remember back to your computing lessons at school where you learned to store and retrieve pictures.  Remember that computers stored pictures as sequences of numbers. The internet makes it possible to retrieve pictures stored the same way but on other computers, called web servers, anywhere in the world. Think of 3 animals. These could be birds, fish, insects or mammals. Have a go at using this website to find a picture of your animal. Make sure you have an adult with you for e-safety reasons in case any unwanted or unpleasant images appear. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page         See if you can copy and paste your pictures from this website and onto a PowerPoint document. If you are using a computer, you will need to explore using the right click button to do this. If you are using a tablet, you may be able to click and hold down on the image to copy it and then you can paste it into an app such as the note app. See if you can make a page with as many different fish as you can find. Now do the same for birds, mammals and insects. Remember to save your work if you are using PowerPoint. What is the difference between clip art and a digital photograph? Explore how one is a drawing and one is a photo of a real thing. Discuss copy write. How do you feel when someone copies your work? Sometimes it’s quite nice if someone else uses your ideas, but it’s less nice if they do that without asking. The people who made these pictures have said it’s OK to copy them, but other pictures on the web shouldn’t be copied without asking. Once a picture is on the web, anyone can find it, and make copies of it. There are positive and negative aspects to this. Have a think about what the good points and bad points could be. For example, have they got pictures that they’d like the world to see? Have they got pictures that they would not want everyone else to see? How would they decide whether to put a picture on the web or not?
  • Topic 6: Explore throwing, catching and rolling objects. Can you learn to juggle just like Mrs Gray does?

Phonics - alternative pronunciations of ow

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Mrs Gray and her amazing juggling skills

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Tuesday 2nd March 2021

  • English: What do you already know about space? What facts do you know? Write a list here before you do any research. Discuss what non-fiction is and how it is different to a story book. Look at the key features – contents page, index, glossary, real facts, photos etc. Use these websites and the documents in your pack to help you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKRHXI4mz-c https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFbX-wFPvWo       If you have any non-fiction books at your house then have a look at them and look for these key features. If you have some books at home about space, have a look at them.  If not then please have a look at these YouTube videos. You also have some space information in your pack to refer to.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qd6nLM2QlWw  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDTx9ZH2SpM  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTQKy19e2OQ       Next, make a list of the key space vocabulary words that you found. Write them as a list, write equals next to them and then write a sentence to define them. E.g. star = an object that looks bright. We see them in the sky at night time. Lastly, sing the year one alphabet song written by Miss Jennings. Explore how alphabetical order is useful when using non-fiction books. This song can be found on your class page in the phonics video section.
  • Maths: Go to https://www.mymaths.co.uk/ and check that you have done all of your homework. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ - watch the current week video entitled ‘compare heights’). Ask your family to stand up. What do you notice? (Hopefully the children will notice a height difference). Can you arrange your family from shortest to tallest? Who is the tallest/shortest boy/girl? Are any members the same height? See if you can do this with your toys as well. Remember to focus on height today rather than length. Discuss the fact that the ‘tallest’ is relative to the situation e.g. stand the tallest child next to one of the adults. Is that child still the tallest person? Watch this comparing heights video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtvRQXaeQNM     If you have some cubes that are the same size or some building blocks, see if you can use them to make towers and order them by height. Which is the tallest? Shortest? Can you add in an extra tower? Where would it go? Have a think about this: Helen has a mystery object. She says “It is shorter than my work table. It is taller than a sand timer.” What could Helen’s object be? Explain your answer. If you have blocks or stackable toys, start with a tower of one and then make a tower of two next to it, then a tower of three etc. What is happening to the height of the towers as they get one block more each time? See if you can order other items from your hose by tall, taller, tallest and short, shorter, shortest.

Phonics - Alternative pronunciations for ie

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The alphabetical order song

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Monday 1st March 2021

  • English: Practice reading and writing your 110 keywords. When you are ready, ask an adult to test you to see how many you can read by yourself and then how many you can spell by yourself after an adult reads the word to you. How many can you read out of 110? How many can you spell? Remember to ask someone to read the word to you so you can write it down just like a spelling test.
  • Maths: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ - watch the current week video entitled ‘compare lengths’). Find some pencils in your house. Compare them to each other. What is the same? What is different? What words could we use to describe the differences? Explore length vocabulary – long/longer/short/shorter. Which is the longest pencil? Which is the shortest? Are any of the pencils of equal length? Explore how you need to start the pencils at the same place to compare them properly. What else can we compare the length of? Explore other objects from around your house. Have a go at this game: https://kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk/ resource/reception-long-and-short-game/   Next, choose yourself a set of up to 5 objects. Order them by length. Once completed, choose 5 more objects and see if you can see where these go in your line. After that, choose one main object. Choose a 2nd object to compare against the main object. Is the 2nd object longer or shorter than the main object? Repeat with other objects. Have a go at the comparing caterpillar length sheets in your pack and the snake sheet. Lastly, have fun listening to these comparing length songs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7BcYQzh4R8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryIxBrO1bJY

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6t9MDUkX2_I   Go to https://www.mymaths.co.uk/ and check that you have done all of your homework.

  • Handwriting: Work on writing the long ladder family letters with the correct ascenders, descenders and formations (l, i, t, u, j, y).
  • Phonics: Read and spell some key words and tricky words. Use the keyword sheet in your pack to help you. Next, watch the alternative pronunciations for ‘u’  videos on espresso and then have a go at completing the games to match these also on espresso. You can also find these sounds on this website: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBaJtG8b3mwqrQuU0urx3Lg Next, have a play on the phonics play website: https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/  
  • Topic 1: Remember last week when the teachers found what looked like an alien crash site at school? What if the alien ran away from the crash site? How would the alien know which way to go? Discuss position and direction. Link to maps and knowing how to find things. What positional language do you already know? Look at up, down, forwards, back, left, right, in front, behind etc. Have a go at the compass directions sheet in your pack. Videos for support:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPYJQSA-x50

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtsx8V3mE8o

Next, have a go at this practical activity. If possible, complete this outside. If not, have a go in your house. Create a large-scale ‘space terrain’ on a grid. You can do this by using string/wool/tape/paper/books to mark out an area. Next, use objects and equipment found in your house to add obstacles to their terrain. Working with a partner from your family, explore ways of directing each other to follow a route. Use positional language, such as behind, next to and in front of, and directional language, such as left, right, straight ahead and turn, to direct their partner around the terrain. Use compass directional instructions too: north, south, west, east. See if you can take pictures or film your explorations. If you are feeling brave enough, see if you can you direct your partner around your grid/maze when they have their eyes closed or have a blindfold on. Make sure that you are clear with your directions so that they don’t crash into anything! Lastly, where is north? Does it matter which way you are facing? Explore how no matter where you turn, a compass directions stay the same. (Note: many phones and tablets have a compass app that you could use to explore this).

  • Topic 2 = What if the alien comes back to find its spaceship parts? How will it know what is safe for it to touch in our school or at your house? Go through different materials including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water and rock. Use the powerpoint from your pack to find out more. Have a look on espresso and also use these websites for support:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4UlCEMlo9k

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnkQcP-RHCw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=340MmuY_osY

Now see if you can make a ‘Welcome to Earth’ box for the alien visitor to help them understand our planet. Select samples and objects made from everyday materials from around your house e.g. a spoon or a jumper. Write a label for each item to identify it, explain its simple properties and show how it can be used. Use the label format from in your pack to do this for each item.

Have you got any questions to ask the alien? See if you can write your questions on the colourful templates in your pack.  Lastly, have a go at the object and material sheet in your pack to test your skills and knowledge.

Friday 26th February 2021

  • English: Read the book again. How was Beegu feeling at different parts of the story? Discuss the feeling words – happy, sad, scared, nervous etc. Have you ever felt how Beegu was feeling? Write a series of sentences to retell events based this personal experience. Explain how Beegu was feeling and then give a personal experience. E.g. Beegu felt happy when she found her parents. I feel happy when…Repeat with different feelings in the book.
  • Maths: Go to https://www.mymaths.co.uk/ and check that you have done all of your homework. Next, go to https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ - watch the current week video – you can choose your favourite!). Practice counting in 2s, 5s, 10s. Practice counting on and back. Practice finding one more and one less. Now try the assessment questions in your pack.
  • Handwriting: Work on writing the capital letters with the correct formations.
  • Phonics: Read and spell some key words and tricky words. Use the keyword sheet in your pack to help you. Next, watch the alternative pronunciations for ‘c’  videos on espresso and then have a go at completing the games to match these also on espresso. Miss Jennings has made you a video for support. This can be found below. You can also find these sounds on this website: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBaJtG8b3mwqrQuU0urx3Lg Next, have a play on the phonics play website: https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/  
  • Topic 9: Work on your throwing, catching and rolling skills. If you have access to a bat and a ball then see how many times you can bounce your ball on your bat.
  • Topic 10: In topic 2, 3 and 4 you thought about space ships. See if you can use a computer drawing program or tablet app to draw different pictures of spaceships. How many different ones can you make?

Phonics - Alternative pronunciations for the letter c

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Thursday 25th February 2021

  • English: ‘Beegu’ has the digraph ‘ee’ in it. What other words with ‘ee’ can we think of? Make a list. Next, review the story. If you were Beegu, what would you have done differently and why? 
  • Maths: Go to https://www.mymaths.co.uk/ and check that you have done all of your homework. Next, go to https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ - watch the current week video entitled ‘count in 5s’). See if you can count in 2s and colour the numbers as you count on the hundred square in your pack. See if you can count in 5s and colour the numbers as you count. See if you can count in 10s and colour the numbers as you count. What did you notice? What patterns did you spot? What happens to the tens? What about the ones? Write to tell me about the patterns that you saw.
  • Handwriting: Work on writing the zigzag monster family letters with the correct ascenders, descenders and formations (z, v, w, x).
  • Phonics: Read and spell some key words and tricky words. Use the keyword sheet in your pack to help you. Next, watch the alternative pronunciations for ‘g’  videos on espresso and then have a go at completing the games to match these also on espresso. Miss Jennings has recorded a video of one of the espresso videos that you can join in with. This can be found below. You can also find these sounds on this website: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBaJtG8b3mwqrQuU0urx3Lg Next, have a play on the phonics play website: https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/  
  • Topic 7: See if you can make up your own alien song. You could invent your own tune or perhaps use a well-known nursery rhyme for your tune and just re-write the words
  • Topic 8: How do you think aliens move? Explore different ways of moving and explore different ways of balancing. Next, choose yourself a piece of music that you think sounds a bit like alien music and see if you can make up your own alien inspired dance. If you don’t have any alien music, you could always sing your own alien song as you dance. Remember to try and sequence your movements so that you can remember which part of your dance comes next.  

Phonics - Alternative pronunciations for the letter g

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Wednesday 24th February 2021

  • English: What is a question? What type of words do they start with? Discuss who, what, where, when, how, why etc. Practise asking questions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Bz4-1YKI1M   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ecdm0A71fpA    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_E-N5y1r7g    Read the book ‘Beegu’ again. Discuss: If you met Beegu, what questions would you ask? Write down your questions remembering to use clear ascenders and descenders.
  • Maths: Go to https://www.mymaths.co.uk/ and check that you have done all of your homework. Next, go to https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ - watch the current week video entitled ‘count in 5s’). Have a go at counting in 5s. If you can, get all of your family members to hold out their hands and feet. See if you can count these in 5s from your pack. Lastly, why not have a go at some of these fun maths games: https://www.mathplayground.com/math-games.html
  • Handwriting: Work on writing the one-armed robot family letters with the correct ascenders, descenders and formations (r, h, b, m, p, n, k).
  • Phonics: Read and spell some key words and tricky words. Have a special focus on little, one, do, when, what, out. Use this website to help you to play buried treasure with phase 4 words. https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/BuriedTreasure2.html Next, have a go at completing the phonic games on espresso. You can also find these sounds on this website: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBaJtG8b3mwqrQuU0urx3Lg Next, have a play on the phonics play website: https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/  
  • Topic 5: Your teachers went back out to the crash site after school and collected some interesting samples. Since you are at home, you cannot see the real slime, goo and other things that they found. However, your teachers had a talk and decided that these are what the samples look and feel a bit like with things found on planet Earth.
    • Shaving foam
    • Hair gel
    • String
    • Tin foil
    • Flour mixed with glitter
    • Stones
    • Rubber pipes

If you have any of these at home and are allowed to, see if you can use 4 out of your 5 senses to explore how they look, smell, feel and sound. Remember not to put anything in your mouth!  Describe what they look like, feel like and other scientific properties. Use the cards in your pack to help you. Are there any cards that you haven’t used? Can you find things from around your house to match the cards? Are there any cards that you don’t understand the meaning of? See if you can look up these words in a dictionary. See if you can fill in the grid in your pack. The Earth equivalent has been filled in for you.

  • Topic 6: What do you think aliens look like? See if you can use a computer drawing program or tablet app to draw different pictures of the aliens. If you are feeling adventurous, why not try downloading the free ‘morfo’ app and make your pictures come to life by adding eyes and a mouth that move!

Tuesday 23rd February 2021

  • English: Read the story again. How do you think Beegu was feeling at different points of the story? Ask someone to pretend to be Beegu and ask them some questions. Swap over so that you get a turn to be Beegu as well. Explore how authors sometimes write these using speech and thought bubbles. Draw a quick picture of Beegu in the box and see if you can fill the speech bubbles with some sentences or questions.
  • Maths: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ - watch the current week video entitled ‘count in 2s’). Have a look through the counting in 2s powerpoint in your pack. Next, plot counting in 2s on a hundred square: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/paint-the-squares   What patterns do you notice? Explore the pattern of the ones column each time and how it goes 0, 2, 4, 6, 8 and then back to 0 again. Complete the count in 2s wolf and pig sheet in your pack. Now have a go at completing the number tracks in your pack. Look carefully though as some are counting forwards in 2s and some are counting backwards!
  • Handwriting: Work on writing the curly caterpillar family letters with the correct ascenders, descenders and formations (c, d, e, a, g, s, o, q, f).
  • Phonics: Read and spell some key words and tricky words. Use the keyword sheet in your pack to help you. Next, watch the alternative pronunciations for ‘o’  videos on espresso and then have a go at completing the games to match these also on espresso. You can also find these sounds on this website: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBaJtG8b3mwqrQuU0urx3Lg Next, have a play on the phonics play website: https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/  
  • Topic 3: Have a go at making your spaceship using your design from topic 2. Remember that you may need to change your ideas if they are not working. That is okay. It is part of the design and technology cycle – plan, build, evaluate.
  • Topic 4: Evaluate your finished spaceship model against your design. What worked well? What did you change? Why? Does it meet your design criteria? If you made it again, what would you still want to change?

Miss Jennings reads Beegu

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Monday 22nd February 2021

  • English: Read the book ‘Beegu’ by Alexis Deacon’s book. Miss Jennings has recorded you a version which can be found above. Here are some YouTube versions as well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-8oLcy1Eow (includes draw along) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBYcwGZa8WE     See if you can make a model of Beegu using resources in your house. This could be play dough, cardboard cereal boxes etc. Alternatively, you could draw a picture of Beegu. Can you think of some words to describe Beegu? Make a list.
  • Maths: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ - watch the current week video entitled ‘count in 2s’). Go and get some pairs of socks. Put two socks down on the floor. How many is this? 2. Put another pair of socks next to this. How many now? 4. Keep going and remember to count in 2s each time. Now try this game: http://www.abcya.com/ number_bubble_skip_counting.htm    Remember to choose counting in 2s. Can you write your numbers in 2s? I’ll start you off: 0, 2, 4…Now see if you can unjumble the numbers in your pack and write them back in the right order from 0 to 58. Next, complete the caterpillars in your pack. Go to https://www.mymaths.co.uk/ and check that you have done all of your homework.
  • Handwriting: Work on writing the long ladder family letters with the correct ascenders, descenders and formations (l, i, t, u, j, y).
  • Phonics: Read and spell some key words and tricky words. Use the keyword sheet in your pack to help you. Next, watch the alternative pronunciations for ‘i’  videos on espresso and then have a go at completing the games to match these also on espresso. You can also find these sounds on this website: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBaJtG8b3mwqrQuU0urx3Lg Next, have a play on the phonics play website: https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/  
  • Topic 1: Oh no! A spaceship has crashed at school! Look at the video below which shows the photos that Miss Jennings and Mrs Gray took of the crash site. There are spaceship parts and mysterious substances everywhere. There is no sign of an alien though. What do you think could have caused the ship to crash? Where do you think the ship came from? What do you think the alien might look like? Where do you think the alien went? How can we help?
  • Topic 2 = Have a look at the spaceship examples in your pack. If you were going to build a spaceship with things from your house such as boxes, what would it look like? What would you make it out of? How would you keep it from falling apart? Draw a picture of your model in your pack. Remember to label different parts to show what you will use to make it. Write down some design criteria that you will need to complete to know that you have made a great ship e.g. It needs wings. It needs a door etc.

The Crash At School - This is what Miss Jennings and Mrs Gray saw...

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Friday 12th February 2021

  • English: What happens when you meet someone new? What goes on in your brain? Discuss how most people try to find things in common and start to think things such as this new person wants to play with me so I think they are a kind person. This new person shared with me so they are nice. This new person said thank you so they are polite etc. Pretend that you met an amazing new friend today. It could be someone you know and you are just pretending to meet them for the first time or it could be a completely imaginary person. Perhaps one of your paper doll characters? What would your diary entry be like? What would you include? Use the check list in your pack for your writing. Remember to write in the past tense. Lastly, read ‘Room on the Broom’ by Julia Donaldson. Discuss how friendship was a key influence for this story. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uQulEnxsRo
  • Maths: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ - watch the current week video entitled ‘order numbers within 50’). Look at three sets of objects from your house and count them. Can you write these as numbers? Can you compare the values using language such as ‘largest’, ‘smallest’, ‘biggest’, ‘greatest’, ‘least’, ‘most’ and ‘equal to’. Repeat this with other sets of objects from around your house a bit like you did the other day with the bowls of small objects. Now try the more than/less than task in your pack. Have a go again but this time you can choose your own numbers. Remember to look carefully to see if the symbol is the more than or less than sign. Go to https://www.mymaths.co.uk/ and check that you have done all of your homework. You have been set two a week since September so some of you may have a bit to catch up on. Your login details can be found on the front of each weeks paper pack.
  • Handwriting: Use the video below to help you to work on writing the capital letters with the correct formations.
  • Phonics: Read and spell some key words and tricky words. Use the keyword sheet in your pack to help you. Next, watch the ‘ey’ sound videos on espresso and then have a go at completing the games to match these also on espresso. You can also find these sounds on this website: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBaJtG8b3mwqrQuU0urx3Lg Next, have a play on the phonics play website: https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/  
  • Topic 6: Share your memories - Write a letter to someone that doesn’t live in your house. Tell them about all of the fun things that you have been learning about. Perhaps include some drawings. You never know, your letter might be the best memory that that person makes on that day! If you cannot think of anyone to write a letter to, why not write one to someone inside your house instead and give it to them as a nice surprise so that they have that as a happy memory.
  • Topic 7 = It’s challenge time! See who in your family can complete these challenges
  • Juggle with 2 balls
  • Juggle with 3 balls
  • Say the alphabet backwards (Miss Jennings can do this in under 5 seconds!)
  • Touch your tongue to their nose
  • Lick your own elbow
  • Say “red lorry, yellow lorry” 10 times in a row without accidently changing the word lorry to lolly!
  • Pat your head and rub your tummy at the same time.
  • Count to 10 in another language (Use these songs to help you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTsFBOIoLxY

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

 

Now write down 5 of your own challenges and see who in your family can complete them.

Handwriting - Capital letters

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Thursday 11th February 2021

  • English: Review different types of poetry. Explore how not all poems have to rhyme. What about acrostic poems? Remember how we wrote a Winter acrostic poem just before Christmas? Look through the acrostic poem power point to remind yourself. Try to write an acrostic ‘friends’ poem. Try to think of a short sentence that starts with each letter. These could be sentences about friendship or you might choose to write a friends name for each letter and a short sentence about that friend e.g. F could be for ‘Friends are fun to play with’ or it could be ‘Freddie is nice because he makes me laugh’
  • Maths: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ - watch the current week video entitled ‘compare numbers within 50’). Have a go at the questions in your pack. Next, make yourself a set of comparison dice using the templates in the pack. If you do not want to do this then you can just choose each time whether you are going to compare using more than, less than or equals. To play the game, choose two numbers between 0 and 50. Roll the more than, less than and equals to dice (or choose your symbol). Write it in the box below so that it makes mathematical sense e.g. 13 < 28 or 28 > 13. (N.B. If equals is rolled, try to think of an addition of subtraction that you can do to make it equal. E.g. 13 = 28 – 15). Extend to 100 when you feel ready. Go to https://www.mymaths.co.uk/ and check that you have done all of your homework. You have been set two a week since September so some of you may have a bit to catch up on. Your login details can be found on the front of each weeks paper pack.
  • Handwriting: Use the video below to help you to work on writing the zigzag monster family letters with the correct ascenders, descenders and formations (z, v, x, w).
  • Phonics: Read and spell some key words and tricky words. Use the keyword sheet in your pack to help you. Next, watch the ‘ey’ sound videos on espresso and then have a go at completing the games to match these also on espresso. You can also find these sounds on this website: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBaJtG8b3mwqrQuU0urx3Lg Next, have a play on the phonics play website: https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/
  • Topic 4: Have a think about everything you have learned over the past 6 weeks in this topic called ‘Memory Box’. See if you can write 6 facts, one in each box on the evaluation sheet in your pack.
  • Topic 5 = Look back at the facts that you came up with on your end of topic evaluation sheet in topic 4. See if you can write a poem about everything you have learned and what you really enjoyed. Why not try putting some music to your poem so that you can perform it as a rap or a song. See if you can perform your rap/song to another family member so that you are creating a lovely family memory.

Handwriting - Zigzag monster family

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Wednesday 10th February 2021

  1. What happens to deciduous trees in spring?
  2. What happens to evergreen trees in spring?
  3. What type of weather do we have in spring?
  4. What do some animals like sheep do in spring?
  5. On average, how much daylight do we have in spring?
  6. What else do you know about spring?

Can you sort pictures in your pack into spring and not spring? If they are not from spring, try to write which season you think they are from.

 

  • Special treat: Miss French and Miss Venables made you a British Sign Language version of 'A Million Dreams' from the Greatest Showman. The video can be found below. 

Handwriting - One-Armed Robot Family

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A Million Dreams (from the Greatest Showman) - British Sign Language by Miss Venables and Miss French

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Please note that Balliol does not own this song. All credit for the song goes to the rightful owners.

Tuesday 9th February 2021

Handwriting: Curly caterpillar family

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The Gospel Medley with British Sign Language

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The E-safety song

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Please note: This was filmed last year before Covid-19 by years 1, 2 and 3

Monday 8th February 2021

  • English: Read the book ‘Paper dolls’ by Julia Donaldson. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BuURAo5f3k  (Please note that other YouTube versions are available). Mrs Morgan has also recorded you a version which can be found below. What other books have we read by Julia Donaldson? Remind them about the Gruffalo which we read in the Autumn term. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8sUPpPc8Ws    Compare the Gruffalo with Paper dolls. What similarities and differences are there? E.g. They are both books that rhyme. One has animals in and one has people in. What words rhymed in the Paper dolls story? What about in the gruffalo? See if you can write a list e.g. wood and good. Lastly, sing along with this rhyming song. Can you predict what the rhyme will be?  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdE2J6Pok9g
  • Maths: Miss Jennings wrote you another song! This one helps you to learn about hours, days and months. Have a listen and see if you can join in with the video below. Next, have a look at this video: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ - watch the current week video entitled ‘one more, one less’). Choose a number on the hundred square in your pack. Practice counting on and back from that number. How does this help us with finding one more and one less? Explore: What is one more than…? What is one less than…? What do you notice about the tens and units? Which column changes? Choose a number between 1 and 50. What is one more? One less? Repeat with lots of examples. Once you are confident with this, move onto numbers up to 100 or even beyond. You could even explore 10 more and 10 less if you want as well. Have a go at the sheets in your pack. Lastly, go to https://www.mymaths.co.uk/ and check that you have done all of your homework. You have been set two a week since September so some of you may have a bit to catch up on. Your login details can be found on the front of each weeks paper pack.
  • Handwriting: Use the video below to help you to work on writing the long ladder family letters with the correct ascenders, descenders and formations (l, i, t, u, j, y).
  • Phonics: Read and spell some key words and tricky words. Use the keyword sheet in your pack to help you. Next, watch the ‘ew’ sound videos on espresso and then have a go at completing the games to match these also on espresso. You can also find these sounds on this website: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBaJtG8b3mwqrQuU0urx3Lg Next, have a play on the phonics play website: https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/
  • Topic 1: Family portraits - Look at paintings and portraits of families and talk about who they might be and make suggestions about what generations are shown. This can be done by looking at examples in your house if available or by looking at the PowerPoint in the pack. You could also use the web to find interesting and famous family portraits that will inspire discussions. Discuss ideas before painting e.g. what colours? Media? Shapes? Brush strokes? Subject? Next, do a 30 second quick sketch of what they are wanting their finished painting to look like. If you have paints available, have a go at painting family portraits from memory, imagination or observation using photographs as a starting point. You could choose to paint just one family member or a group of them. As you work, discuss the art techniques that are used e.g. dots, dashes, colour mixing, loading the brush etc. If you do not have paints then have a go using pencils, colours, felt tip pens or even a graphics drawing program on a computer or tablet.
  • Task from Mrs Youngman: Bottle Moments!  What is your Bottle Moment?  Your Bottle Moment is the one thing you'd most like to do again when everything is better and back to normal. It could be a friend you'd most like to see, a place you'd most like to go, a hobby you'd most like to get back to, or simply getting a hug from someone special. This is a good little project to do at home. Instructions and downloads are on the website below. Alternatively you can pick up a template from school which can then be returned and uploaded if you like.

https://www.bottlemoments.com/covid-19-kids

The Year One Time Song - Hours, Day and Months

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Written and performed by Miss Jennings

Mrs Morgan reads 'Paper Dolls'

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Handwriting - Long Ladder Family

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Friday 5th February 2021

  • English: Re-read the story ‘My dog is as smelly as dirty socks’. What made the title a good title? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1mn72Rk_j0      How would you describe your family and friends? Add in personal experience stories to back up your opinions e.g. My mum is as nice as an angel and as pretty as a flower. She makes me feel happy because…I remember when she… As a special treat, Miss Venables and Miss French have recorded you a British Sign Language version of the ‘Daisy Eat Your Peas’ story from Monday and Tuesday. This can be found below.
  • Maths: Go to https://www.mymaths.co.uk/ and check that you have done all of your homework. You have been set two a week since September so some of you may have a bit to catch up on. Your login details can be found on the front of each weeks paper pack. Next, go to this website https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ - watch the current week video entitled ‘Represent numbers to 50’). Next, choose a number to 50 and represent it using tens and ones. Write the numeral, put an equals symbol and then draw the sticks and bricks to represent the tens and units. See the example in your pack for more details and also look at the video below.
  • Handwriting: Work on writing the capital letters with the correct ascenders, descenders and formations.
  • Phonics: Have a play on the phonics play website: https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/   Next, read and spell some key words and tricky words. Use the keyword sheet in your pack to help you. Next, watch the ‘ph’ sound videos on espresso and then have a go at completing the games to match these also on espresso. You can also find these sounds on this website: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBaJtG8b3mwqrQuU0urx3Lg

 

This weeks topic tasks are all designed to promote wellbeing. You may choose to do the tasks as set out below or you may choose to complete something from the activity menu that can also be found below.

 

  • Topic 8: Have a go at playing some memory games e.g. I went to the shop and I bought…take it in turns to add an item to the list each time. Here are some other fun examples to explore: https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/memory-games

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9o76FR-k_1M

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGS-GGlte30

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Km8sg71GHh8

  • Topic 9: See if you can work on your throwing, catching and bowling skills. How many times can you throw an object up in the air and catch it without dropping it? Can you roll an object so that it touches a target or knocks a set of other objects down? Why not try making your own bowling arcade game like this so that you can add up your score as you play. Have a look at the picture in your pack for an example.
  • Topic 10: What has been your favourite day of your entire life? Draw a picture of it and talk about it with your family to explain why it was the best day ever!

Task from Mrs Youngman: Bottle Moments!

What is your Bottle Moment?

Your Bottle Moment is the one thing you'd most like to do again when everything is better and back to normal. It could be a friend you'd most like to see, a place you'd most like to go, a hobby you'd most like to get back to, or simply getting a hug from someone special.

 

This is a good little project to do at home. Instructions and downloads are on the website below. Alternatively you can pick up a template from school which can then be returned and uploaded if you like.

Miss Venables and Miss French - BSL - Daisy Eat Your Peas

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Maths - Using tens and ones

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Thursday 4th February 2021

  • Handwriting: Use the video below to help you to work on writing the zigzag monster family letters with the correct ascenders, descenders and formations (z, v, w, x).
  • Phonics: Have a play on the phonics play website: https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/   Next, read and spell some key words and tricky words. Use the keyword sheet in your pack to help you. Next, watch the ‘wh’ sound videos on espresso and then have a go at completing the games to match these also on espresso. You can also find these sounds on this website: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBaJtG8b3mwqrQuU0urx3Lg

 

This weeks topic tasks are all designed to promote wellbeing. You may choose to do the tasks as set out below or you may choose to complete something from the activity menu that can also be found below.

 

  • Topic 6: Make your own fairy tale eBook. This can be done in a variety of different ways depending on the equipment you have available. If you are using a tablet and have book creator, you could use this. If you are using a laptop, you could use paint to draw pictures and then save these into word or powerpoint and type your fairy story underneath. If you are using a tablet, you could use a drawing app and perhaps even type/write your story onto the photo. Remember that you can have more than one picture to tell your story. Each part of the book will need its own illustrations. You can use a traditional tale such as the three little pigs or you could write and illustrate your own story. It is up to you! (Note: if you don’t have access to any technology then why not try writing and illustrating your own fairy story using paper folded into a book?)
  • Topic 7 = What is your favourite song? Do you know all of the words from memory? See if you can record yourself singing different songs to test your memory. Why not try making up a dance or making props to go with your songs?

Wednesday 3rd February 2021

  • English: Read ‘My dog is as smelly as dirty socks’. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1mn72Rk_j0     A video of it can also be found below. Next, explore how it is not just taste buds that are different. Look at the similies in the story e.g. As smelly as dirty socks. Look at the poster and look through the powerpoint in your pack to support doing this. Have a look at these youtube videos for support too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2X0OIGF_sb4     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pm6zt24w0qU   Is there only one answer for each similie? How could we finish them off? As brave as a … As funny as a ….See if you can write a similie for each of images in your pack. Now see if you can finish the similies in your pack to describe yourself.
  • Maths: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ - watch the current week video entitled ‘Count forwards and backwards within 50’). Have a go at the challenge picture questions in your pack. Next, practice counting on and back from different numbers. E.g. counting on from 14 would be 15, 16, 17 etc. Counting back from 43 would be 42, 41, 40, 39 etc. See if you can prove/disprove this: Sasha is counting from 38 to 24. Will she say the number 19? Explain how you know. Show your work. Lastly, complete the counting challenges in your pack. Write down the numbers that come in between.
  • Handwriting: Use the video below to help you to work on writing the one-armed robot family letters with the correct ascenders, descenders and formations (r, h, b, m, p, n, k).
  • Phonics: Have a play on the phonics play website: https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/   Next, read and spell some key words and tricky words. Use the keyword sheet in your pack to help you. Next, watch the ‘aw’ and ‘au’ sound videos on espresso and then have a go at completing the games to match these also on espresso. You can also find these sounds on this website: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBaJtG8b3mwqrQuU0urx3Lg

 

This weeks topic tasks are all designed to promote wellbeing. You may choose to do the tasks as set out below or you may choose to complete something from the activity menu that can also be found below.

 

  • Topic 3: Now that you have made and decorated your memory box, it is time to fill it. You could fill it with objects, photos, drawings, writing or anything you like. Remember to choose things that help you to remember happy occasions. For example, you could include drawn pictures or photos of your family, lists of your friends names, your favourite jokes etc. If you want to, you could even pad the box on the inside using coloured tissue, foam or bubble wrap to make sure things don’t get broken. Maybe you could make some compartments for your objects by taping in some card strips?
  • Topic 4 = Read through your design criteria that you listed in topic 1. How did you get on? Did you meet all of your criteria? What went well? What would you improve another time if you made another memory box? How similar is your box to the drawing that you did of it? What did you change? Write some sentences down to evaluate your work.
  • Topic 5 = What items did you choose to put in your memory box? Why are they important to you? Write a sentence about each item.

Miss Jennings reads 'My Dog Is As Smelly As Dirty Socks'

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Tuesday 2nd February 2021

  • English: Read the book ‘Daisy, eat your peas’ one more time. Can you join in with the story?  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XgSb4zccAI     How was Daisy feeling? What about mum? How did she feel? How would you have gotten Daisy to eat her peas? Think about what your family says when you don’t want to do something. Write about this personal experience. E.g. Sometimes I don’t want to go to bed because I am scared of the dark. My dad makes me feel happy by reading me a story and my mum makes me feel safe by giving me a hug. Etc. What about other feelings and emotions? Have a look at these feelings and emotions information and songs:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uY2HrQ9qQ8   

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMOnyPxE_w8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEk48QQSPo4

See if you can finish these sentences with a personal experience: I felt happy when…I feel sad when…I feel scared when…I feel nervous when…I feel excited when…I feel terrified when…I feel proud when…I feel silly when…I feel wonderful when…

  • Maths: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ - watch the current week video entitled ‘Numbers to 50’). Work on counting to 50. Remember to use clear teen and tys when you speak so that you don’t confuse numbers like 14 and 40. Ask an adult to say a number between 0 and 50. See if you can write it down. What would one more be? One less? Try counting with your family. Choose to count on either 2, 3, 4 or 5 each time. Take it in turns to count on your chosen amount of numbers. Who will land on 50? E.g. If you chose to count on 3 each time, the first person would say 1, 2, 3. The next person would say 4, 5, 6. The first person would say 7, 8, 9 etc. Next, use small objects to build a tower. How many is in your tower? Keep re-counting as you build. If you don’t have things to build a tower, try lining things up instead. How many things are in your line now? Have a go at this counting maze in your pack. Start on 1. Make sure you draw your line so that it keeps counting in the right order 1, 2, 3, 4 etc.
  • Handwriting: Use the video below to help you to work on writing the curly caterpillar family letters with the correct ascenders, descenders and formations (c, d, e, a, g, s, o, q, f).
  • Phonics: Have a play on the phonics play website: https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ Next, read and spell some key words and tricky words. Use the keyword sheet in your pack to help you. Next, watch the ‘ue’ sound videos on espresso and then have a go at completing the games to match these also on espresso. You can also find these sounds on this website: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBaJtG8b3mwqrQuU0urx3Lg

 

This weeks topic tasks are all designed to promote well-being. You may choose to do the tasks as set out below or you may choose to complete something from the activity menu that can also be found below.

 

  • Topic 2: Topic 2: Look back at your design from topic 1. Make a list of all the equipment that you will need to gather. Remember that you don’t need to buy anything special. Just use things from in your house. Get creative! Now go and gather the things on your list and have a go at making and decorating the outside of your memory box. You can stick things onto it, colour it, whatever you like! You can choose to make your own box or you could use a pre-made box. For example, you could use an old shoe box or even turn a cereal box around the other way to allow for decorating. If you are making your own box from a piece of card, please feel free to follow the print out origami guide in your pack or have a look on this website for step by step instructions:  https://www.wikihow.com/Make-an-Easy-Paper-Box

Monday 1st February 2021

  • English: Read the book ‘Daisy, eat your peas.’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XgSb4zccAI   Mrs Gray has also recorded a version for you which can be found below. Why is it a good title for the book. What do you like? What do you not like? Is this the same as everyone in your house? Explore how everyone has different taste buds. Write some ‘I like…’ and ‘I don’t like…’ sentences to describe your food likes and dislikes. See if you can extend some of your sentences by including ‘because’.
  • Maths: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ - watch the current week video entitled ‘Count to 50 by making 10s’). Count from 0-9. What happens when we get to 10? Ten ones make one ten. Can you count to 20? What about 50? 100? More than 100? Choose a number between 10 and 99. What do the digits in the number represent? How many groups of 10 can we see in the number? How many ones? E.g. 47 has 4 tens (10, 20, 30, 40) and 7 ones (41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47). See if you can work it out for these numbers: 32 is ___ tens and ____ ones. 26 is ___ tens and ____ ones. 55 is ___ tens and ____ ones. 15 is ___ tens and ____ ones. 79 is ___ tens and ____ ones. 11 is ___ tens and ____ ones. Explore this website. Remember to just select the ‘TU’ (T for tens and U for units which is the same as ones). https://www.topmarks.co.uk/place-value/place-value-charts    Find some small objects in your house. What is an easy way to count them? Explore lining them up, grouping them into tens etc. E.g. Two piles of 10 and 4 left over would be counted as 10, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24.
  • Handwriting: Work on writing the long ladder family letters with the correct ascenders, descenders and formations (l, i, t, u, j, y).
  • Phonics: Read and spell some key words and tricky words. Focus on learning these ones from memory: Mr, Mrs, looked, called, asked. Sing some of the tricky word songs from YouTube. You can find links to these in your paper packs.

 

This weeks topic tasks are all designed to promote wellbeing. You may choose to do the tasks as set out below or you may choose to complete something from the activity menu that can also be found below.

 

  • Topic 1: This week you will be making your own memory box. Today you need to decide how you will make your special memory box. You could just use a shoebox and decorate it with lovely colours, papers and materials but wouldn’t it be nice if you made your own box! How could you go about doing that? What would you need? What steps would you need to take? How would you decorate it? Colours? Pictures of our families and favourite things? Friends names? Look at existing boxes and packaging around your house. What makes them a good box?  Draw a design for your finished box (N.B. outside back of the box and sides NOT what you will put in the box). What colours/decorations will you put on it? Will you put your name on it? What materials will you use? Note: this does not need to be drawn, it could just be labelled. Next, write yourself a list of design criteria for your finished box. This is a list of things that you have decided make a successful memory box. E.g. It needs to be joined with glue and tape. It needs to be made of card. It needs to have a big space inside etc.
  • Additional: Dance Helen has made you a yoga video to help you all to relax. See if you can have a go at joining in with her.

Mrs Gray reads Daisy Eat Your Peas

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Dance Helen - Yoga

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Friday 29th January 2021

  • English: Review the ugly duckling again. Discuss how the little swan must have felt very excluded. Link this to their PSHE (personal, social and health education) and their knowledge about bullying and people being unkind. Explore how you can feel excluded without actually being bullied! You can even feel excluded when you are part of the game already e.g. if you are in a game of catch but no one is throwing the ball to you. It may not be on purpose but it can still make you feel sad and excluded. Have you ever felt excluded? Write sentences about a time when you felt excluded or left out? Remember to sound out, use clear ascenders, descenders, finger spaces, capital letters, full stops etc.
  • Maths: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ - review all videos from the last two weeks. Have a go at the assessment paper in your pack. See how many questions you can get right by yourself before checking them with an adult.
  • Handwriting: Use the video below to help you to work on writing the zigzag monster family letters with the correct ascenders, descenders and formations (z, x, v, w).
  • Phonics: Read and spell some key words and tricky words. Use the keyword sheet in your pack to help you. Next, watch the ur, ir and er sound videos on espresso and then have a go at completing the games to match these also on espresso. You can also find these sounds on this website: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBaJtG8b3mwqrQuU0urx3Lg
  • Topic 6: Work on your throwing and catching skills. Can you learn how to mark someone to defend something like a goal post?
  • Topic 7: Explore balancing. Can you balance on one leg? One leg and one hand? Two legs and one hand? Facing the floor? Facing the ceiling? On your knees? Can you hold each balance for 5 seconds? Can you link your balances together using dance moves? Film your explorations so that you can watch it back and see how to improve it.  
  • Additional: Miss Venables has made you a video that can be found below. It is a sign language one of the rainbow song. See if you can join in with it.

Miss Venables sings the rainbow song with BSL

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Thursday 28th January 2021

  • Handwriting: Use the video below to help you to work on writing the one-armed robot family letters with the correct ascenders, descenders and formations (r, h, b, n, p, m, p).
  • Phonics: Read and spell some key words and tricky words. Use the keyword sheet in your pack to help you. Next, watch ‘ir’ sound videos on espresso and then have a go at completing the games to match these also on espresso. You can also find these sounds on this website: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBaJtG8b3mwqrQuU0urx3Lg
  • Topic 4: Play a range of playground games from past generations including hopscotch, hoops, blind man’s buff, hot potato, marbles and Simon says. Listen carefully to the rules of how to play and cooperate with others. Note: Other table games, such as tiddlywinks, jacks and snap, were also popular.
  • Topic 5: Use a computing graphics drawing programme to draw pictures of different story book characters. Note: this could be done using a phone or tablet app too.

Mrs Gray reads The Ugly Duckling

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Miss French's mummy and some owl babies

Wednesday 27th January 2021

  • English: Review the owl babies story again. Discuss feeling worried. Have you ever felt worried? What did you do? What did other people do to help you? Write about your experiences using your best handwriting. Remember to use clear ascenders and descenders.
  • Maths: Miss Jennings has written you a maths song. Have a listen and see if you can join in with the maths! Next, watch https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ - watch the current week video entitled ‘Related facts’). Once you know the whole (15) and the two parts (9 and 6) then you can easily work out the two matching additions and two subtractions. Watch the video below for support and then have a go at writing 4 calculations to match each of the bar models in your pack.
  • Handwriting: Work on writing the long ladder family letters with the correct ascenders, descenders and formations (l, i, t, u, j, y).
  • Phonics: Read and spell some key words and tricky words. Use the keyword sheet in your pack to help you. Next, watch the ‘oi’ and ‘oy’ sound videos on espresso and then have a go at completing the games to match these also on espresso. You can also find these sounds on this website: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBaJtG8b3mwqrQuU0urx3Lg

After that, use the alphabet song that Miss Jennings wrote to practise saying the letters in alphabetical order.

  • Topic 3: Review natural and man-made materials. Note: A material is something used to build or make something else.
  • Natural materials are dug out of the ground, grown or taken from a living thing.
  • Man-made materials are often made from natural materials but have been changed to have different properties.

Review what fieldwork means. Go on a walk around your house, garden and outside local area if you are able and allowed to. Take photographs of things that you see. When you get back home, sort them into natural and man-made.

The Year One Maths Song

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Written and performed by Miss Jennings

Maths - Related addition and subtraction facts using a bar model

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The Year One Alphabet Song

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Written and performed by Miss Jennings

Tuesday 26th January 2021

  • English: Re-read the book and discuss the events and feelings. Miss French and Mrs K have recorded a version of it that can be found below. If the owls could talk, what would they say to their mummy, what would they write? Hot seat first perhaps? Would all the owls say the same thing? Write a pretend letter to mummy owl from one of the baby owls. You could include sentences about the story setting too to back up your feelings e.g. Please come back. I feel scared because the trees are making scary shadow patterns. The smell of wet leaves is making me feel a bit sick. Have a look at some real owl babies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdncQxk6WHQ    Enjoy these owl songs. Read the lyrics to join in.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_XxjG6Ox5k    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kEjZHKXLDg

  • Maths: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ - watch the current week video entitled ‘Subtraction crossing 10 (2)’). What about other subtraction methods? We can compare numbers and find the difference. That is another way of solving the problems. Complete the maths questions in your pack.
  • Handwriting: Work on writing the curly caterpillar family letters with the correct ascenders, descenders and formations (c, d, e, a, g, s, o, q, f).
  • Phonics: Read and spell some key words and tricky words. Watch ee, ea, e-e, ey sound videos on espresso and then have a go at completing the games to match these also on espresso. Can you think of any more words with these sounds in?
  • Topic 2: Talk about how transport has changed over time and use historical vocabulary associated with the passing of time. Explain what visual clues they can spot and what they reveal. http://www.gmts.co.uk/   https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaLCQo8NJFA   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpVqY6Z74Tk   Next, see if you can put the timeline cards back in order from your pack. Now see if you can sort the pictures from your pack into past and present. Why has transport changed? What is the point of change?  How does change happen?

Miss French and Mrs K read Owl Babies

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Monday 25th January 2021

  • English: Read owl babies. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPQRiSTYFHo Plot out how the owls were feeling at different parts of the story. Write about the beginning, middle and end. Next, discuss the words that the author chose that tell us how they were feeling? Do we know any other words with similar meanings e.g. Happy and glad are similar feelings. See if you can think of other words that mean the same as these. Make a vocabulary word list for each. If you get stuck, use a thesaurus. There are online ones that you can use. Lastly, look through the phonic sounds powerpoint in your pack with the emotions and feelings theme.
  • Maths: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ - watch the current week video entitled ‘Subtraction crossing 10 (1)’). Remember back to last week where we added up by going to 10 first and then adding on the extras? Now we are going to try that with subtraction. Try subtracting to 10 and then any extras after that. Have a go at the examples in your pack. Use the video below for support.
  • Handwriting: Have a go at writing your name with the correct ascenders, descenders and formations. Can you write your surname as well?
  • Phonics: Read and spell some key words and tricky words. Watch igh, i-e, ie sound videos on espresso and then have a go at completing the games to match these also on espresso.
  • Topic 1: Look at the pictures and artefacts of everyday items from the past that are in your pack. Compose questions about the artefacts to find out more about them, including asking questions about how people might have used them in the past. Use the question words who, what, when, where and why to generate their questions. Begin to think about and discuss how people's lives are the same or different now compared to the past. Discuss each object. Adult to share what they know. Write down what you have learned and found out.
  • Additional: Why not try singing along with the Balliol school prayer song that Miss Jennings wrote a few years ago?

Maths - Subtracting crossing 10

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The Balliol School Prayer Song

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Lyrics by: Balliol Primary School
Music by: Miss Jennings and her mummy Anita Jennings

Friday 22nd January 2021

  • English: Write up your poem based on your plan from yesterday. Remember to use your best handwriting.
  • Maths: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ - watch the current week video entitled ‘Subtraction crossing 10 (counting back)’). Now see if you can solve the subtraction calculations in your pack. Use the video below to help you to find a method that suits you and also suits the calculation.
  • Handwriting: Use the video below to help you to work on writing the capital letters with the correct formations.
  • Phonics: Read and spell some key words and tricky words from your pack. Next, watch the ‘ou’ sound video on espresso and then have a go at completing the games to match these also on espresso. After that, see if you can write a list of words with ‘ou’ in such as ‘cloud’. Use books around your house to help you.
  • Topic 10: What traditional tales do you know? E.g. Goldilocks, red riding hood etc. What do these characters look like? Explore how in each book version they are slightly different. See if you can draw your own pictures of each character. Can you draw pictures using a laptop, tablet, phone app etc?
  • Topic 11: Music: songs that help us remember - Sing songs and rhymes, such as I Can Sing a Rainbow and The Alphabet Song  that help us to remember different things. Note: there are YouTube clips in your packs and also on the class pages with English and maths learning songs.
  • Topic 12: What are some of your families favourite songs? Learn them together. Why not put on a family talent show? You could even make tickets to give out.

Maths - Different subtraction methods

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Handwriting - Capital letters

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Thursday 21st January 2021

  • English: Re-read the party time poem from your pack. You can always also refer to the video that Mrs Gray made a few days ago found further down the page. What if we didn’t want to use numbers? What if we used some of our words from yesterday e.g. mum, mum or dad, dad. Make a poem plan. Write and/or draw your ideas in ready to write up tomorrow.
  • Maths: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ - watch the current week video entitled ‘Subtraction not crossing 10 (counting back)’). Try some examples of these from within your pack: First there were ____ biscuits. Then ___ were eaten. Now there are ___ biscuits.  15 – 2 = ____. Use the video below to help you to do this.
  • Handwriting: Use the video below to help you to work on writing the zigzag monster family letters with the correct ascenders, descenders and formations (z, v, w, x).
  • Phonics: Read and spell some key words and tricky words. Use the videos below to help you. Watch the ‘ay’ video on espresso and then have a go at completing the games to match these also on espresso. What other ‘ay’ words can you think of? Use books in your house to help you make a list.
  • Topic 7: PE: dance steps and sequences - Learn simple and then more complex dance steps and movements. Follow adult and partner-led sequences, then make up their own for others to remember and follow. Perform learned dances including fun, contemporary dances. Note: There are many guided dance examples on www.gonoodle.com. You can sign up for free!  
  • Topic 8: Pair with someone in your house if possible and say why you like each other. Identify any shared hobbies, likes and interests and talk about shared experiences. Present their findings to the bigger group and be prepared to answer questions about why they are friends.
  • Topic 9: Work on your throwing and catching skills. Perhaps see if you can even set up a bowling game in your house so that you can work on your rolling skills too

Subtracting using a double tens frame

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Handwriting - Zigzag monster family letters

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Wednesday 20th January 2021

  • English: Look at the poem called ‘Oh Dear.’ There is a copy in your pack and Miss Jennings has also recorded a video for you which can be found below. Look at the rhymes. Can you circle the words that rhyme? What if we didn’t want to rhyme cake with snake? Are there other words that rhyme? See if you can write lists to rhyme with each of these words: cake, duck, peas and frog. Now try writing rhyming lists for these words: mum, dad, gran, sister. After that, see if you can match the rhyming number words and pictures in your pack. Lastly, Read and enjoy the story Freddie and the fairy by Julia Donaldson since it is a book that is a little similar to the ideas in the poem. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDxEhLxe_v8
  • Maths: Work on counting back from 20 using the video below. Can you count back from 100? Next, watch this: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ - watch the current week video entitled ‘Subtraction – Not crossing 10’). Discuss different methods and equipment pros and cons. (E.g. numicon may not be best because you cannot snap parts of it off). Look at methods such as counting back on fingers, crossing out drawing, practical equipment, number line, part whole model etc. Now try these from in your pack: First there were ____ biscuits. Then ___ were eaten. Now there are ___ biscuits. Draw dots in a tens frame to represent the biscuits. Cross them out to take away. How many are left?
  • Handwriting: Use the video below to help you to work on writing the one-armed robot family letters with the correct ascenders, descenders and formations (r, b, n, h, m, k, p)
  • Phonics: Read and spell some key words and tricky words from your pack. Watch a-e, e-e, i-e, o-e, u-e split sound videos on espresso and then have a go at completing the games to match these also on espresso. Can you make a list of words with these split sounds in? Use books from around your house to help you.
  • Topic 5: What about toys. How have they changed over time? Explore this using the KS1 history section on espresso. Next, have a look at these and discuss with your families: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zqmhsbk

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zqnfb9q       What about dancing? How has that changed?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zn8w2hv      Discuss how everything changes over time depending on what is in fashion and also what technology is available.

  • Topic 6: Memory games - Play memory games such as Kim’s game. Talk about how they try to remember all the things on the tray. Note: Kim’s game is a classic game for developing memory skills. Provide a range of everyday items on a tray, ask children to close their eyes and then remove one item. After the item is removed, ask the children to look carefully to spot what has been taken. Can they remember what was there and what has been removed?

Miss Jennings reads the poem 'Oh Dear'

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Count back from 20

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Handwriting - The One-armed Robot Family Letters

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Tuesday 19th January 2021

  • English: Look at the poem in you pack called ‘Party Time.’ Mrs Gray has also recorded you a version of it that can be found below. What words rhymed? Can we change some of the words and still have it make sense? Note that the second rhyming line is usually a question but it doesn’t have to be. See if you can have a go at writing your own version of the party time poem.
  • Maths: Have a go at writing your numbers using the video below to help you. Next, have a look at this website: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ - watch the current week video entitled ‘Add by making 10 activity’). Next, re-watch the video from yesterday. Use this method to solve these the calculations in the pack. Now have a go at some of the games on this page: http://www.ictgames.com/spacejumps.html
  • Handwriting: Use the video below to help you to work on writing the curly caterpillar family letters with the correct ascenders, descenders and formations (c, d, e, a, g, s, o, q, f).
  • Phonics: Read and spell some key words and tricky words. Use the videos below to help you. Watch a-e, e-e, i-e, o-e, u-e split sound videos on espresso and then have a go at completing the games to match these also on espresso.
  • Topic 3: Find out about recycling. What is it? How do you do it? How does it happen in your house? How can you do more? Read and enjoy the Messy Magpie story powerpoint in your pack. Go through the 2nd messy magpie powerpoint in your pack and discuss the damage that litter does. Learn the messy magpie song from in your pack and see if you can record yourself singing it.
  • Topic 4: Many people now capture memories using a phone camera. Was that always the case? Technology is changing so fast even within our lifetimes. We now use camera phones but before that it was digital cameras. Before that it was cameras that you put film in and/or polaroid cameras etc all the way back to painting portraits. See if you can use the paper cut outs in your pack to make your own camera models to refer to. Next, look at the powerpoint in your pack and also these videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaGUL8B-BrE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsYzSZlzC4Y

Now see if you can put the timeline pictures in the right order from in your pack. Can you add in a 2021 entry?

Mrs Gray reads the poem 'Party Time'

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Handwriting - Curly caterpillar family

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Number formations

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Monday 18th January 2021

  • English: Read some of the poems taken from the book A Great Big Cuddle: Poems for the Very Young by Michael Rosen & Chris Riddell. These can be found in your pack. What phonic sounds can you spot in these poems? Can you find and underline any of the digraphs or trigraphs? Next, see if you can learn some of these from memory and then record yourself saying them clearly and whilst looking at the camera.
  • Maths: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ - watch the current week video entitled ‘Add by making 10 activity’). Watch this espresso video: Espresso video: KS1 – maths – addition and subtraction – videos - bridging through 10 the trouble with crocodiles. Use boxes and objects from around your house to explore the maths in this video.
  • Handwriting: Use the video below to help you to work on writing the long ladder family letters with the correct ascenders, descenders and formations (l, I, t, u, j, y)
  • Phonics: Read and spell some key words and tricky words. Use the videos below to help you. Watch a-e, e-e, i-e, o-e, u-e split sound videos on espresso and then have a go at completing the games to match these also on espresso.
  • Topic 1: Compare school now with school in the past. Have a look at what children did in other years using these BBC guides: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zc9s6g8

What was the same? Different? Do you think school has stayed the same? Why?/Why not? Next, watch and discuss: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOmrCi-mh_k

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/znc9wmn

What is the same? What is different? Make a list to compare and contrast. What about Balliol? How has Balliol changed since it was opened just over 60 years ago? Look at the school website community tab for support. If you have any relatives that went to Balliol, ask them about what they remember. See if you can sort the things in your pack into Balliol past and Balliol present. Next, put the 8 Balliol timeline cards back in the right order.

1953

Balliol was built.

2018

The year 5 gym and outside classroom were built.

 

2019

Mrs Youngman became the head teacher.

2013

 The school changed from lower to primary.

2020

Covid-19 put everyone into bubbled classrooms.

 

2016

The new reception and year one classes were built.

2012

The uniform changed from red to blue.

2007

Miss Jennings came to work at Balliol in December.

 

If you are able to, go on a local walk or go in your garden if you have one. Can you spot any litter? Litter is a big problem in the world at the moment. What should I do with my litter? https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z8s87hv

Litter songs – enjoy and discuss with your family.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4gFw4pPplw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Tt8abiT6QI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJToF8D9bdU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4at5ZU9Z2ig

What about litter in the oceans?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFPoIU5iiYQ

How does litter affect our school? The planet? The oceans? What will happen to schools in the future if we don’t change now? Write about your thoughts. After that, design your own poster to remind people not to litter and also to start recycling.

Handwriting - Long Ladder Family

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Year one common exception words to read and spell

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Phase 2, 3, 4 and 5 tricky words to read and spell

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Mrs Morgan reads 'There's a Bear on my Chair'

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Friday 15th January 2021

  • English: Re-read/watch the gingerbread man story. Miss Venables has recorded a British sign language version that can be found below.  Next, write instructions of how to make icing and how to decorate a gingerbread biscuit
  • Maths: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ - watch the current week video entitled ‘Find and make number bonds to 20’). Now see if you can write all the ways to make 10 and then all the ways to make 20.
  • Handwriting: Work on writing your name with the correct ascenders, descenders and formations
  • Phonics: Watch ue, u-e, ew, oo videos on espresso and then have a go at completing the games to match these also on espresso.
  • Topic 9: Work on your throwing and catching skills. Perhaps see if you can even set up a bowling game in your house so that you can work on your rolling skills too.
  • Topic 10: What traditional tales do you know? E.g. Goldilocks, red riding hood etc. What do these characters look like. Explore how in each book version they are slightly different. See if you can draw your own pictures of each character.  
  • Additional: Watch the British sign language alphabet video that Miss Venables recorded. See if you can learn how to spell out your name.
  • Additional 2: Use the third video below to go on a trip around the world without leaving your house.

The Gingerbread Man - BSL version (read by Miss Venables)

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Miss Venables signs the British sign language alphabet

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The geography song - Lets go for a trip around the world!

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Images from Google, music written by Miss Jennings

Thursday 14th January 2021

  • English: What about the icing? If you are allowed to, have a go at using icing sugar and sweets to make some different coloured icing and have a go at decorating your own gingerbread person or plain biscuit. Take photos as you go if you are able to. If you are not able to do this, then watch these to see how different people do it: (Note: some of these are to make royal icing)

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_og7HEgGnDk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GO0_aNbL6Do

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9K5rId7Mw6k

What happens when recipes don’t quite go according to plan? Read this story: How to make an apple pie and see the world. Here are some different YouTube versions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w03XWpdfKRE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrwJDzqUX9o

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6v-K-mqvGsk 

Mrs Gray has also made a video of this book! (See below).

  • Maths: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ - watch the current week video entitled ‘Add ones using number bonds’). How many ways can you find to make 4? Explore using a systematic method e.g. 4+0=4, 3+1=4, 2+2=4, 1+3=4, 0+4=4. Notice how one number is decreasing by one whilst the other is increasing by one each time but the total stays the same. See if you can find ways to make 10. What about 12? Now choose your own number and have a go. Now explore this. If you know 4 + 3 = 7 then you know that 14 + 3 = 17, 24 + 3 = 27, 34 + 3 = 37, 44 + 3 = 47 etc. Have a go at some examples for yourself.
  • Handwriting: Work on writing the zigzag monster family letters with the correct ascenders, descenders and formations (v, w, z, x)
  • Phonics: Watch all of the split sound videos on espresso (a-e, e-e, i-e, o-e, u-e) and then have a go at completing the games to match these also on espresso. Next practise reading and spelling some keywords. Here are some videos to help you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2lWkrFFbwg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R087lYrRpgY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NOzgR1ANc4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbcZnb2iz1c

  • Topic 7: Think about a person or family pet that is no longer alive. Share a photograph of them, explaining who they are and family memories of them. Talk to their parents about memories of their older relatives and any funny or happy stories about them. Note: This activity carries obvious sensitivities of which you must be aware. However, keeping the discussions positive and focused on happy memories will help children understand that we keep people in our memories and don’t forget them.
  • Topic 8:  Some people sing songs on special occasions. Explore some of these e.g. Happy Birthday, We wish you a merry Christmas, Auld Lang Syne etc.
  • Additional: See if you can learn this British sign language song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGZlzrM0ChI

Mrs Gray reads 'How to make an apple pie and see the world'

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Wednesday 13th January 2021

See if you can write your own gingerbread recipe using the pictures in your pack to help you

  • Maths: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ - watch the current week video entitled ‘Add ones by using number bonds activity’). Next see if you can write addition calculations to show number bonds to 10 and then to 20 e.g. 4 + 6 = 10, 14 + 6 = 20. Use the Wednesday maths sheet in your pack to help you.
  • Handwriting: Work on writing the one armed robot family letters with the correct ascenders, descenders and formations (r, b, n, h, m, k, p)
  • Phonics: Watch e-e videos on espresso and then have a go at completing the games to match these also on espresso.
  • Topic 5: Look at a range of birthday items, such as a party hat, candles, cards, cake and a wrapped present, and guess the occasion with which these items are associated. Talk about why birthdays are celebrated and how they feel when it is their special day. Describe a memory from a previous birthday, recalling the presents they received, whether they had a party and what made it special.
  • Topic 6: If available, watch videos of weddings and talk about what getting married means. Talk about your experiences of family weddings, remembering what happened and describing events. Use a range of dressing up and role play props (or even toilet roll!) to hold a ‘wedding’, taking on different roles. Think about and remember the roles of different people at a wedding celebration.

Miss Venables reads the Gingerbread Man

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Tuesday 12th January 2021

  • English: Read the story of the gingerbread man. Here is a YouTube version (other versions are available too!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsEorBffl3o

How do you think they made the gingerbread man? That’s right! With a recipe. Have a look at some gingerbread recipes. You have some in your paper pack. Look at what is the same. Look at what is different. Next, see if you can write a word to match each of the pictures in your pack. All of the words are useful for when you are writing recipes.

  • Maths: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ - watch the current week video entitled ‘Add by counting on within 20’). Next, use some scrap paper to make yourself a set of number cards. Make one set 0 to 9 and the other set 10 to 20. Next, choose two number cards at random. One between 0 and 9 and the other between 10 and 20. (Alternatively, you can just choose the numbers without making number cards). Write the calculation both ways around to prove that addition is commutative. E.g. 14 + 2 = 16, 2 + 14 = 16.
  • Handwriting: Work on writing the curly caterpillar family letters with the correct ascenders, descenders and formations (c, a, d, o, g, q, e, f, s)
  • Phonics: Read along with the 4 phonic videos found below. Watch the a-e videos on espresso and then have a go at completing the games to match these also on espresso. Can you think of any other a-e words? See if you can write a list. After that, see if you can have another sing along with the phonics song that Miss Jennings wrote on her ukulele.
  • Topic 3: If you have paint, see if you can use recycled materials from around your house to create a print of your face.

https://www.projectswithkids.com/simple-printmaking-for-kids/      

You could also try drawing your face into a cardboard or Styrofoam tile and then using this to take a paint print.

  • Topic 4: What special occasions can you name? Explore why people like to send cards for different occasions. Explore how the cards have different images on depending on the occasion e.g. birthday cards may have balloons on. Wedding cards may have cakes, brides and flowers on. Valentines cards may have hearts on. Have a go at using different things from around your house to make yourself a set of cards for different occasions. Check against these design criteria to see how successful each card is:
  1. Must be larger than a postit note.
  2. Must be made of card.
  3. Must be folded equally in half.
  4. Must open like a book.
  5. Must stand up by itself ready for display
  6. Must have an eye catching picture on the front.
  7. Must be bright and colourful.
  8. Must have items properly fixed to the front so that they do not fall off.
  9. Must have a nice message inside.
  10. Must say who it is to and who it is from.

Phase 2 phonic sounds

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Phase 3 phonic sounds

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Phase 4 phonic blends and clusters

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Phase 5 phonic sounds

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Monday 11th January 2021

  • English: Practice reading and writing your 110 keywords. When you are ready, ask an adult to test you to see how many you can read by yourself and then how many you can spell by yourself after an adult reads the word to you. How many can you read?     Score:        /110

a

big

do

has

if

love

old

saw

then

was

about

but

don’t

have

in

made

on

says

there

we

all

by

down

he

is

make

once

school

they

went

an

called

for

help

it

me

one

see

this

were

and

came

from

her

it’s

mum

our

she

time

what

are

can

friend

here

into

my

out

so

to

when

as

children

full

him

just

no

people

some

today

where

ask

come

get

his

like

not

pull

that

too

with

at

could

go

house

little

now

push

the

up

will

back

dad

got

I

look

of

put

their

us

you

be

day

had

I’m

looked

off

said

them

very

your

How many can you spell? Remember to ask someone to read the word to you so you can write it down just like a spelling test.

  • Maths: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ - watch the current week video entitled ‘Add by counting on within 20 activity’). Practise counting on e.g. 4, 5, 6, 7. See if you can count on from these numbers: 5, 8, 14, 17, 25. Now see if you can count on using the number line to find the totals. Try to write the addition calculations to match these: First there were 8, Then 5 more were added, Now there are ____________. First there were 15, Then 3 more were added, Now there are ____________. Have a look in your pack to solve some more counting on questions.
  • Handwriting: Work on writing the long ladder family letters with the correct ascenders, descenders and formations (l, i, t, j, u, y)
  • Phonics: Watch the o-e videos on espresso and then have a go at completing the games to match these also on espresso. Can you think of any more sounds to add? Next, have a listen to the phonics song below that Miss Jennings wrote!
  • Topic 1: Look through the powerpoints about Picasso in your pack. Discuss his colour and shape choices. Choose a member of your family. See if you can create a Picasso inspired picture of them. You could draw this, paint this or use a computer or tablet to create this.
  • Topic 2: Look through the powerpoints on self-portraits. Have a go at drawing your own normal style self-portrait. Remember to use a mirror to help you look closely at details.
  • Additional task: Here are some Julia Donaldson resources that you can have a look at if you want https://resource-bank.scholastic.co.uk/content/FREE-Julia-Donaldson-and-Axel-Scheffler-Home-Learning-Packs-40114

8.1.21 Miss Jennings wrote you a new phonics song

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Friday 8th January 2021

  • English: Look back at your dream sandwich from Wednesday. Review recipe key features from Thursday. Use all of this to write a recipe so that other people can make your dream sandwich. Remember to include the ingredients, the equipment needed and a set of instructions. 
  • English extension: Read the story Stone Soup. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHYpqKmqPwE

​​​​​​​        What would the recipe look like for that? See if you can write it down.

  • Maths: Look at the espresso – KS1 – addition and subtraction – activities and videos. Solve the addition and subtraction calculations in your pack. Next, try to solve the worded problem cards. Are they asking you to add or take away? After that, test your skills:

https://www.abcya.com/games/kindergarten_word_problems_add_subtract - to 10

https://www.abcya.com/games/first_grade_word_problems_add_subtract - To 20

  • Handwriting: Work on writing the zigzag monster family letters with the correct ascenders, descenders and formations (v, w, x, z)
  • Phonics: Watch the o-e video on espresso and then have a go at completing the games to match these also on espresso.
  • Topic 7: Work on your throwing and catching skills. Once you master this, why not explore juggling?
  • Topic 8: What are your new years resolutions? Why don’t you film yourself saying them? That way you can look back at the end of the year and see how you got on.

Thursday 7th January 2021

  • English: Look at some examples of different recipes. Use the internet and use books if you have them. What are the key features? What do all of the recipes have in common? Write a list or some sentences to explain these key features.
  • Maths: Choose a number between 1 and 99. What is one more? One less? Next, try and solve the one more, one less loop cards from your paper pack. After that, test your skills: https://www.abcya.com/games/kindergarten_word_problems_more_less
  • Handwriting: Work on writing the one-armed robot family letters with the correct ascenders, descenders and formations (r, b, n, h, m, k, p)
  • Phonics: Watch the ur, er and ir videos on espresso and then have a go at completing the games to match these also on espresso. Have a look in books around your house. Can you think of any more ur/er/ir words?
  • Topic 5: What are the five senses? Which part of your body helps you with these senses.  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z9yycdm/articles/zxy987h  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z2fnvcw . See if you can draw a picture of a baby, label the body parts and explain the five senses.
  • Topic 6: See if you can use a laptop paint programme or iPad app to draw pictures of different fairytale characters such as the three bears, goldilocks, the three pigs, red riding hood etc

Sam's Sandwich

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Read by Miss Jennings

Wednesday 6th January 2021

  • English: Read the book again (Sam’s Sandwich’ by David Pelham.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-vSwfshvBY). What would be in your dream sandwich? Draw a picture and then see if you can describe it. Remember to include some adjectives. For example: My dream sandwich has crusty white bread and juicy tomatoes etc.

  • English 2: See how many free ebooks you can read using this website https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/free-ebooks/ 
  • Maths: Doubling numbers. Test your skills:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ Flash.aspx?f=dartboarddoublesandhalves

See if you can work out these doubles. Do you spot any patterns?

0 + 0 =, 1 + 1 =, 2 + 2 =, 3 + 3 =, 4 + 4 =, 5 + 5 =, 6 + 6 =, 7 + 7 =, 8 + 8 =, 9 + 9 =, 10 + 10 =   Next, have a go at the loop cards with the fingers on from in your pack. After that, have a go at the doubling and halving loop cards.

  • Handwriting: Work on writing the curly caterpillar family letters with the correct ascenders, descenders and formations (c, a, o, d, g, q, e, s, f).
  • Phonics: Watch the ur, er and ir videos on espresso and then have a go at completing the games to match these also on espresso.
  • Topic 3:  See if you can have a go at making yourself a healthy picnic. Try to cut up fruits and/or vegetables to make a fruit salad or vegetable salad. Try to make your own sandwiches. You could even try to make some peppermint creams as a little treat: https://www.healthyfood.com/healthy-recipes/egg-free-peppermint-creams
  • Topic 4: Have a think about different baby items. What materials are they made of? Plastic? Wood? Paper? Fabric. See if you name the objects and materials. Why are they not made of other materials? For example, why do they not make glass baby toys or paper clothes?
  • Additional: See if you can learn this sign language song:

Tuesday 5th January 2021

Note: other youtube versions are available. Write a list of ingredients from the story. Try to sort them into sensible and silly:

Sensible

Silly

 

 

See if you can correctly spell the number word next to numbers to 20. e.g. 0 = zero, 1 = one

  • Handwriting: Work on writing the long ladder family letters correctly (l, i, t, u, j, y)
  • Phonics: Watch ur video – espresso. How many ur words can you remember from the video and write in 2 minutes? Use books around your house to find and write down more ‘ur’ words. Perhaps explore other spellings of this sound (ur, er, ir).
  • Topic 1: New babies and toddlers need lots more help than you do because they are so much younger. Write down what type of things they would need help with that you don’t need help with
  • Topic 2: Make a list of healthy and not so healthy foods.

Healthy

Not so healthy

 

 

   
  • Additional task: Why not use this time to learn to tell the time to o’clock and half past?
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