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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 clover@balliolschool.co.uk

 

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

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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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. Next, 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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