Welcome to Year 1!

Please contact us using our class emails if you have any questions or work you would like to share!

Class email: Year1@stmarysce.rochdale.sch.uk

Update 2nd July........

Dear Parents

 

We had originally advised you that Year 1 would not be able to attend school for the last week of term to allow the Year 6s to return.

Due to the changes in government guidelines, we are now able to offer Year 1 a place in school until the end of term. This means they will still be able to attend w.c 13th July, with the same start and finish times. Thank you. 

 

 

13th June 2020

Dear parent/carers

 

I realise that sending children back to school after such a long time home schooling and isolation must seem very unreal and a little worrying. School has always been a safe place and we will continue to do everything, under any circumstance, for it to remain so. As you can imagine we have been working hard on plans to safely welcome your children back in and return to a ‘new’ normal’ and I want to share these with you.

We will be:

  • Parents will NOT be fined if you decide NOT to send your child to school
  • Splitting each class group into small groups so the maximum amount of children in any class will be no more than 8 or 9, although results from the questionnaire sent out indicate that not all children will be returning so there is a good possibility that numbers will easily reach this capacity in each class. I will update you in the future about this if we need to change anything.
  • The children that have been allocated places throughout the lockdown will still be coming in.
  • The school day will need to change to ensure staggered times for parents to drop off.
  • Both school yard gates will be opened so that when you drop your child you can use the Reception gate to enter and exit through the KS2 gate- parents will not able to wait in the playground in order to ensure social distancing.
  • Collection of children will happen in the same way, with children waiting in their groups so that you can walk through the yard, collect your child and leave through the other. Staff will be there to help with social distancing lines on the playground floor.
  • The school day times will look slightly different in order again to stagger pick up time to maintain social distancing in the yard and enable the cleaning staff to deep clean every day at the end of the day.

 

  • School Breakfast Club (chargeable £2.50p per day) will open at 7.30am for Key worker children; please come through the front door;
  • 8.45am for yr 1 children by the school yard; 9.00am for invited children by the school yard.
  • School will finish at 3.oopm for invited children, 3.15pm for yr 1 children and

3.30pm for Key worker children – all to be collected from the school yard, unless you wish to collect your child early, in which case you may collect your child from the front door.

 

  • No breakfast club unless you are a key worker so please make sure all children come to school having had a breakfast.
  • No after school club- school need to deep clean daily

 

  • Year 1 are all entitled to a free school dinner, however anyone wishing to send their child with a packed lunch needs to send it in a carrier bag so that it can be thrown away when they have finished.
  • All children need to bring their own water bottle, which will be kept at their desk. It needs to go home every night for refilling.
  • Dinner times will be staggered with all children eating their lunch in their own allocated classroom and tables wiped down immediately after. We are planning on continuing to offer a limited choice of hot food for children that are in year 1 or have FSM or pay for a school dinner.
  • A member of staff will be allocated per class to continuously wipe down work surfaces in classrooms
  • Additional cleaning staff will be employed to ensure all toilets, door handles and any work surfaces outside classrooms are wiped down continuously.
  • Breaks and dinner time play will be staggered with a ‘bubble ‘approach adopted so that the children remain within their class groups at all times to limit contact with staff and other children.
  • All children will be given an individual pencil case with the resources they will need which will remain on their desk.
  • All soft toys have been removed-including cushions – as they cannot be easily wiped down and it is impractical to be washing cushions continuously.
  • The 2 meter rule will be reinforced with child friendly dot spaces in corridors etc and constant reminders from staff first thing in the morning and after dinner.
  • Any child that needs intimate care –parents will be phoned to collect and change and return to school as we do not have a space in school to ensure staff safety around this.
  • If first aid needs administering then school staff have got limited PPE in order to keep themselves and the children safe.
  • If possible if uniforms could be changed and washed every day this may help, however I understand this may be difficult. Shoe shops are not open at the moment please do not worry it is perfectly acceptable to send them in trainers as small feet may have grown over the last few weeks!
  • If you are not sending your child back to school we will continue to use the DoJo interactive learning that we have been using during lockdown – however the teachers will be unable to respond in the same manner as they will be teaching in school and I am sure will agree – this would be an unrealistic workload for our already exhausted teachers.
  • Children will have their temperature taken by a digital device and there is hand sanitiser for use before entering school.
  • We respectfully request that parents walk directly through the playground when dropping children off and adhere to social gathering rules when collecting children form the yard.
  • If possible employers need to try to be supportive of employees who are unable or do not wish to send their children back to school at the moment as schools will be struggling to accommodate all children following the safety guidance on social distancing.

 

I know this seems a lot and possibly a bit overwhelming but I am sure that you would rather we did too much than not enough. If there are any suggestions or concerns please get in contact and we will certainly look at them and try to build them into our ‘New norm’.

 

 

Kind regards

 

 

Kay Whitfield

Headteacher             

Year 1 are now able to return to school. If your child has not returned to school, we have provided an activity for each day of the week below.

Past Activities.

Week 11 (WB 29.06.2020)

29.06.2020

  • Maths.

Your lesson today is about finding One more, one less. Here is a link to the video lesson: https://vimeo.com/428005842.

 

The worksheet is linked here.

  • Writing.

Can you label the rocket using your phonics? The have a go at using those words to make a sentence about the picture. Don’t forget capital letters, finger spaces and full stops! Look at the worksheet linked here.

  • Phonics and Reading.

For your reading task today, follow this link and choose a book to read from your level (if you are not sure what level you are at then send me a message!) https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/ 

 

For Phonics, you can watch the live-stream lessons available on the RWInc Facebook and Youtube channels. If you are not sure which video you should be watching, send me a message. 

Follow this link for more information:
https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/help-during-school-closure/

  • Fun Challenge.

    See if you can make a shooting star picture! Here is one way of making it with chalk or pastels - linked here -  but if you have your own ideas go for it! 

    30.06.2020

    Today I want you to see if you can make a flying rocket! Here is one way of doing it - linked here - , but if you want to try something different that is fine too!

    1.07.2020

    Can you design an alien? You can use the features I’ve given to help you or do it all by yourself! Look at the sheet linked here. 

    2.07.2020

      • Maths.

    Your lesson today is looking at Ordering numbers within 50. Here is a link to the video lesson: https://vimeo.com/428006347.

     

    The worksheet is linked here.

    Can you make your own planet? You could draw and colour it, or choose a method from here to make it! Look at the sheet here. 

    3.07.2020

      • Maths.

        Today I would like you to go on Numbots! How many levels can you get through today? What stage are you on?

        If you need your log in details just send me a message and I can send them over.

        • Writing.

        It’s Grammar Hammer Time! Complete the test and send it back. Did you beat your last score? Look at the sheet linked here.

        • Phonics and Reading.

        For your reading task today, you can read any book you like! It can be a book you have at home, an ebook from the internet, you get to choose. When you have read it, let me know what you read and why you loved it!

         

        For Phonics, you can watch the live-stream lessons available on the RWInc Facebook and Youtube channels. If you are not sure which video you should be watching, send me a message. 

        Follow this link for more information:
        https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/help-during-school-closure/

        • Fun Challenge.

    Can you make a space wreath? Have a look at these instructions linked here to help you! 

    Week 10 (WB 22.06.2020)

    22.06.2020

    • Maths.

    Your lesson today is about Counting in 2s. Here is a link to the video lesson: https://vimeo.com/425797171.

    The worksheet is linked here.

    Here is the song we like to sing in class to help us! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtxNe5yAF_E

    • Writing.

    We are going to focus on key skills in our writing this week.

    Your first task is this Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPAG!) mat. Can you answer all of the questions linked here?

    • Phonics and Reading.

    For your reading task today, follow this link and choose a book to read from your level (if you are not sure what level you are at then send me a message!) https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/ 

     

    For Phonics, you can watch the live-stream lessons available on the RWInc Facebook and Youtube channels. If you are not sure which video you should be watching, send me a message. 

    Follow this link for more information:
    https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/help-during-school-closure/

    • Fun Challenge.

      Today you are going to have a go at making your own bubble wand for blowing bubbles! Here are a few ideas to help you, linked here. Don’t worry if you don’t have these things at home, you can experiment and see what else can make a bubble! Look at the template linked here.

      23.06.2020

      Today your fun challenge is a science investigation! Can you use your bubble wands from yesterday to see if you can make different shaped bubbles? Is it possible? Can you record your findings?

       

      If you don’t have bubble solution at home, here is a recipe for you linked here! 

      24.06.2020

      These are bubbles of gratitude (linked here)! As you colour each bubble, think of something that you are grateful for. It could be something big or something very small, something that you experience often or something that has just happened once. Thinking of these things helps make us feel calm and happy. 

      25.06.2020

        • Maths.

       

      Your lesson today is looking at Tens and Ones. Here is a link to the video lesson: https://vimeo.com/425797885.  

      Your worksheet is linked here.

      Today see if you can make a bubble snake! Here are the instructions for them if you want to have a go! https://onelittleproject.com/bubble-snakes/

       

      You could even have a go at making a rainbow bubble snake! http://www.housingaforest.com/rainbow-bubble-snakes/ 

      26.06.2020

      Can you paint with bubbles? Here are a few ways we can paint with bubbles for you to have a go at!

       

      https://www.happinessishomemade.net/bubble-painting/

      https://tinkerlab.com/bubble-paint-recipe/

      https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/bubble-painting

      https://funlearningforkids.com/bubble-painting-art-activity/ 

      Week 9 (WB 15.06.2020)

      15.06.2020

      • Maths.

      Your lesson today is about Sorting 3D Shapes. Here is a link to the video lesson: https://vimeo.com/420581162.

      The worksheet is linked here.

      • Writing.

      We are going to write a fact file for your own superhero this week.

      Today, you are going to design your superhero, then label it with adjectives to describe it. Then write a couple of sentences about what your hero looks like. The worksheet is linked here.

       

      • Phonics and Reading.

      For your reading task today, follow this link and choose a book to read from your level (if you are not sure what level you are at then send me a message!) https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/ 

       

      For Phonics, you can watch the live-stream lessons available on the RWInc Facebook and Youtube channels. If you are not sure which video you should be watching, send me a message. 

      Follow this link for more information:
      https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/help-during-school-closure/

      • Fun Challenge.

        Imagine you are a superhero. What would you like your Headquarters to look like? What do you need in it to be an amazing hero? Where are you going to relax? How will you find out about people who need help? When you have finished your design, you could have a go at making it with junk modelling or Lego!

        16.06.2020

        Can you use your hand-print to make a superhero picture? Here are some instructions that could help you linked here, or you could think of your own design!  

        17.06.2020

        Can you move like a superhero? Here are some moves to get you started, linked here, can you think of anymore? 

        18.06.2020

        Some super heroes are characters from stories, like Captain America and the Hulk, but we do have heroes in real life too! Can you match the question to the hero? Look at the sheet linked here. 

        19.06.2020

          • Maths.

            Today I would like you to go on Numbots! How many levels can you get through today? What stage are you on?

            If you need your log in details just send me a message and I can send them over.

            • Writing.

            It’s Grammar Hammer Time! Complete the test and send it back. Did you beat your last score? The sheet is linked here. 

            • Phonics and Reading.

            For your reading task today, you can read any book you like! It can be a book you have at home, an ebook from the internet, you get to choose. When you have read it, let me know what you read and why you loved it!

             

            For Phonics, you can watch the live-stream lessons available on the RWInc Facebook and Youtube channels. If you are not sure which video you should be watching, send me a message. 

            Follow this link for more information:
            https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/help-during-school-closure/

            • Fun Challenge.

        Every superhero needs a mask! What would your mask look like if you were a superhero? Here are some templates to help you linked here, or you can make your own. 

        Week 8 (WB 8.06.2020)

        8.06.2020

        • Maths.

        Maths Week 8 Lesson 1 

        Your lesson today is about Compare length and height. Here is a link to the video lesson: https://vimeo.com/417728439

        The worksheet is linked here.

        • Writing.

        This week you are going to write a poem based on this clip: https://vimeo.com/23805703

        Today you will be looking for clues in some poems that I have written linked here. Find the clues and then see if you can work out what the animal is from those clues. Can you work them all out?

        • Phonics and Reading.

        For your reading task today, follow this link and choose a book to read from your level (if you are not sure what level you are at then send me a message!) https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/ 

         

        For Phonics, you can watch the live-stream lessons available on the RWInc Facebook and Youtube channels. If you are not sure which video you should be watching, send me a message. 

        Follow this link for more information:
        https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/help-during-school-closure/

        • Fun Challenge.

          Here are some more clues about things you can find outside! Can you work out what they are talking about? Can you find them in your garden or on a walk? Clues are linked here.

          9.06.2020

          Super science! Can you follow the instructions and make a parachute for one of your toys? Think about what size toy you need to use for it to work! Look at the sheet linked here. 

          10.06.2020

          Can you put the body parts in the right places to make a boy or a girl? Then have a go at labeling the parts with the arrows. If you can’t print the pictures then just have a go at drawing them. Look at the sheet linked here.

          11.06.2020

          Everyone’s family is different. Today I want you to paint a portrait of your family! If you don’t have paints you could draw it instead.

          12.06.2020

            • Maths.

              Today I would like you to go on Numbots! How many levels can you get through today? What stage are you on?

              If you need your log in details just send me a message and I can send them over.

              • Writing.

              It’s Grammar Hammer Time! Complete the test and send it back. Did you beat your last score?  The sheet is linked here. 

              • Phonics and Reading.

              For your reading task today, you can read any book you like! It can be a book you have at home, an ebook from the internet, you get to choose. When you have read it, let me know what you read and why you loved it!

               

              For Phonics, you can watch the live-stream lessons available on the RWInc Facebook and Youtube channels. If you are not sure which video you should be watching, send me a message. 

              Follow this link for more information:
              https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/help-during-school-closure/

              • Fun Challenge.

          Today we are doing some balloon breathing. When you have had a go, draw something that makes you happy in each balloon. Have a look at the sheet linked here.

          Week 7 (WB 1.06.2020)

          1.06.2020

          • Maths.

          Your lesson today is about Adding by making 10. Here is a link to the video lesson: https://vimeo.com/415618052

          The worksheet is linked here.

          • Writing.

          This week you are going to write a story about this clip: https://www.literacyshed.com/bubbles.html

          Today you will be looking at using your senses to describe a beach. You can use a beach that you like visiting to inspire you, or this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXzk5i4Ofe8. All we need today are different words and phrases, not sentences! Look at the sheet linked here.

          • Phonics and Reading.

          For your reading task today, follow this link and choose a book to read from your level (if you are not sure what level you are at then send me a message!) 

          https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/library-page?view=image&query=&type=book&age_group=&level=&level_select=&book_type=&series=Read+Write+Inc.

           

          For Phonics, you can watch the live-stream lessons available on the RWInc Facebook and Youtube channels. If you are not sure which video you should be watching, send me a message. 

          Follow this link for more information:
          https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/help-during-school-closure/

          • Fun Challenge.

             I know you love drawing! We’re going to have another drawing day today, but this time I want you to pick a tutorial of a character that you like!

            Here are some that you might like to look at:

            https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=art+for+kids+hub+characters

            2.06.2020

            Science experiment! Can you use soap bubbles and paint to make a picture? Follow the instructions linked here and see what you can do! 

            3.06.2020

            Can you find things around your house to make a face? You could use objects to make the different features or use something like clay or playdough to mould it into a face. Are you going to make a realistic face or a funny face?

            4.06.2020

            Today you are imagining you have been given a pebble to look after. They need a home to live in! What will you make their home out of? Will it be inside or outside? What do they need to be comfy? What does a home need? You can make it out of different materials you find. If you don’t want to make it you could draw a picture of your design. Look at the sheet linked here.

            5.06.2020

              • Maths.

                Today I would like you to go on Numbots! How many levels can you get through today? What stage are you on?

                If you need your log in details just send me a message and I can send them over.

                • Writing.

                It’s Grammar Hammer Time! Complete the test and send it back. Did you beat your last score? The sheet is linked here. 

                • Phonics and Reading.

                For your reading task today, you can read any book you like! It can be a book you have at home, an eBook from the internet, you get to choose. When you have read it, let me know what you read and why you loved it!

                 

                For Phonics, you can watch the live-stream lessons available on the RWInc Facebook and Youtube channels. If you are not sure which video you should be watching, send me a message. 

                Follow this link for more information:
                https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/help-during-school-closure/

                • Fun Challenge.

            Sometimes when we are feeling stressed or too excited, we can calm our bodies down with some deep breaths. To help us with these deep breaths we can use a breathing square. Have a look at the examples linked here and see if you can make your own. 

            Week 6 (WB 25.05.2020)

            25.05.2020

            • Maths.

            Your lesson today is about Part-Whole Relationships Number Bonds. Here is a link to the video lesson: https://vimeo.com/413495165.

            The worksheet is linked here.

            • Writing.

            This week you are going to write your own autobiography!

             

            Today you will be looking at the features of one. Can you find all of the features on the list linked here? Don’t forget to colour code it!

            • Phonics and Reading.

            For your reading task today, follow this link and choose a book to read from your level (if you are not sure what level you are at then send me a message!) 

            https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/library-page?view=image&query=&type=book&age_group=&level=&level_select=&book_type=&series=Read+Write+Inc

             

            For Phonics, you can watch the live-stream lessons available on the RWInc Facebook and Youtube channels. If you are not sure which video you should be watching, send me a message. 

            Follow this link for more information:
            https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/help-during-school-closure/

            • Fun Challenge.
              • Can you look at the pictures of how we look throughout our life (linked here) and put them in order? Don’t forget to label the pictures!

              26.05.2020

              Toys are very different now than they used to be! Have a look at this Powerpoint linked here telling you about Modern Toys and Toys from the Past, then see if you can sort the pictures into the right category.

              Which toys do you prefer, old or new?

              27.05.2020

              Today you have a Super Science Experiment! Follow the instructions linked here to make some crystals using salt!

              28.05.2020

               Today is about Music! Follow this link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zb9djhv and have a go at the activities!

              29.05.2020

              There is an ingredient list linked here.

               Here is a lovely story called ‘The Making of Milton’. In the story, Milton gets given a Jar of Courage. Here are some instructions (linked here) to make your own courage jar! If you don’t have a jar you could use a pot or something else that you can put your ‘notes of courage’ in.

              Week 4 Activities (WB 11.05.2020)

              11.05.2020

              • Maths.

              Go to https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ and watch the video from Summer Term – Week 2 Lesson 1 – Find a half (2). 

              When you've finished the lesson, have a go at completing this worksheet linked here. After you've finished it you can self assess using the answer sheet on the White Rose Maths website. 

              You can do it on paper and take a picture, or screenshot it and edit it before you send it in. You choose! 

               

              • Writing.

              This week we are going to write some instructions about how to be a zookeeper!

              Your first job is to think about the jobs that zoo keepers need to do. You could watch clips on Youtube like ‘Secret Life of the Zoo’ or look at the file linked here.

              Try to think of at least 10.

              • Phonics and Reading.

              For your reading task today, follow this link and choose a book to read from your level (if you are not sure what level you are at then send me a message!) 

              https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/library-page?view=image&query=&type=

              book&age_group=&level=&level_select=&book_type=&

              series=Read+Write+Inc. 

               

              For Phonics, you can watch the live-stream lessons available on the RWInc Facebook and Youtube channels. If you are not sure which video you should be watching, send me a message. 

              Follow this link for more information:
              https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/help-during-school-closure/

              • Fun Challenge. 

               

              In Computing we look at something called Programming. Programming is giving a machine some instructions to follow. We can give robots instructions to follow to do different things.

              Go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z3tbwmn/articles/zqnc4wx. Learn about Programming and then see if you can help Crash and Boot programme their robot to deliver a parcel.  

              12.05.2020

              • Maths.

              Go to https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ and watch the video from Summer Term – Week 2 Lesson 2 – Find a quarter (1).

              When you've finished the lesson, have a go at completing this worksheet linked here. After you've finished it you can self assess using the answer sheet on the White Rose Maths website. 

              You can do it on paper and take a picture, or screenshot it and edit it before you send it in. You choose! 

              • Writing.

              This week we are going to write some instructions about how to be a zookeeper! Your next job is to think about what we need to include when we write instructions.

               

              Have a look at the instructions linked here. Can you match the labels to the feature?

              • Phonics and Reading.

              This weeks Comprehension is about ‘The Snail and the Whale’ by Julia Donaldson. To help you answer the questions linked here you can watch the BBC film of ‘The Snail and the Whale’ (https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000cslw/the-snail-and-the-whale) or watch this reading of it (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hheolVGZVvs).

               

              For Phonics, you can watch the live-stream lessons available on the RWInc Facebook and Youtube channels. If you are not sure which video you should be watching, send me a message. 

              Follow this link for more information:
              https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/help-during-school-closure/

              • Fun Challenge. 

              Go on a Senses Scavenger Hunt around your house or outside. Can you find all of the things on the list linked here? Draw a picture or take a picture of the different things you find.

              13.05.2020

              • Maths.

              Go to https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ and watch the video from Summer Term – Week 2 Lesson 3 – Find a quarter (2).

              When you've finished the lesson, have a go at completing this worksheet linked here. After you've finished it you can self assess using the answer sheet on the White Rose Maths website. 

              You can do it on paper and take a picture, or screenshot it and edit it before you send it in. You choose! 

               

              • Writing.

              This week we are going to write some instructions about how to be a zookeeper!

              Your next job is to plan your instructions ready for your writing tomorrow. Think about the zoo keeper you want to be. Do you want to look after a particular animal? Do you look after different animals? Think about 6 jobs you will need to do as a Zoo Keeper and plan it here. Think about your equipment too! Afterwards you could draw a picture of you as a zoo keeper! Have a look at the sheet linked here.

               

              • Phonics and Reading.

              For your reading task today, follow this link and choose a book to read from your level (if you are not sure what level you are at then send me a message!) 

              https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/library-page?view=image&query=&type=

              book&age_group=&level=&level_select=&book_type=&

              series=Read+Write+Inc. 

               

              For Phonics, you can watch the live-stream lessons available on the RWInc Facebook and Youtube channels. If you are not sure which video you should be watching, send me a message. 

              Follow this link for more information:
              https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/help-during-school-closure/

              • Fun Challenge. 

              Can you use recycling to make an animal? What animal can you make?

              If you can’t junk model your animal, you could draw your model and label what you would make it out of!

              14.05.2020

              • Maths.

              Go to https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ and watch the video from Summer Term – Week 2 Lesson 4 – Problem Solving.

              When you've finished the lesson, have a go at completing this worksheet linked here. After you've finished it you can self assess using the answer sheet on the White Rose Maths website. 

              You can do it on paper and take a picture, or screenshot it and edit it before you send it in. You choose! 

              • Writing.

              This week we have been looking at instructions. Have a look at the sheet linked here.

              You are now going to write your instructions for how to be a Zoo Keeper. Use your plan you did yesterday and the work we did on Tuesday looking at what instructions need to help you. When you have finished, check you have included everything using the self assessment.

              • Phonics and Reading.

              This weeks Comprehension is about ‘The Snail and the Whale’ by Julia Donaldson. To help you answer the questions linked here you can watch the BBC film of ‘The Snail and the Whale’ (https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000cslw/the-snail-and-the-whale) or watch this reading of it (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hheolVGZVvs).

               

              For Phonics, you can watch the live-stream lessons available on the RWInc Facebook and Youtube channels. If you are not sure which video you should be watching, send me a message. 

              Follow this link for more information:
              https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/help-during-school-closure/

              • Fun Challenge.

               While you haven’t been in school, the teachers and staff have been really busy making a special message for you! Here it is! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtgqTnGH210&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3EBD_V3nx2SRavAnkA9ryBw9W6jijj52mExER0skaIjt5uDwgDGFUBWBs

              Last week we learnt how to spell our name, this week see if you can copy some of our signs and join in!

              15.05.2020

              • Maths.

              Today is Friday Maths Challenge! See if you can solve the challenges linked here.

              You can do it on paper and take a picture, or screenshot it and edit it before you send it in. You choose! 

              • Writing.

              It’s Grammar Hammer Time! Complete the test linked here and send it back. Did you beat your last score? 

              • Phonics and Reading.

                For your reading task today, you can read any book you like! It can be a book you have at home, an ebook from the internet, you get to choose. When you have read it, let me know what you read and why you loved it!

                 

                For Phonics, you can watch the live-stream lessons available on the RWInc Facebook and Youtube channels. If you are not sure which video you should be watching, send me a message. 

                Follow this link for more information:
                https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/help-during-school-closure/

              • Fun Challenge.

              Sometimes when we are feeling sad, it is a good idea to think of things that make us happy to help us start to feel better. Today I want you to draw 5 things that make you feel really really happy. Have a look at the sheet linked here.

              Week 3 Activities (WB 4.05.2020)

              4.05.2020

              • Maths.

              Go to https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ and watch the video from Summer Term – Week 1 (w/c20 April), Lesson 1 – Make doubles.  

              When you've finished the lesson, have a go at completing this worksheet linked here. After you've finished it you can self assess using the answer sheet on the White Rose Maths website. 

               You can do it on paper and take a picture, or screenshot it and edit it before you send it in. You choose! 

               

              • Writing.

               This week we are focusing on Punctuation!

              Today is all about capital letters, I want you to practice writing them, tell me when you use them, and then have a go at playing Small Town Superheroes (https://www.bbc.co.uk/games/embed/small-town-superheroes?exitGameUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fbbc.co.uk% 2Fbitesize%2Farticles%2Fzncgvk7).

              To get to the right level on the game…

              Click the play button - Click ‘Punctuation’ - Click Capital Letters - Find the mistakes!

              Complete the worksheet here.

              • Phonics and Reading.

               For your reading task today, follow this link and choose a book to read from your level (if you are not sure what level you are at then send me a message!) 

              https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/library-page?view=image&query=&type=book&age_group=&level=&level_select=&book_type=&series=Read+Write+Inc

               

              For Phonics, you can watch the live-stream lessons available on the RWInc Facebook and Youtube channels. If you are not sure which video you should be watching, send me a message. 

              Follow this link for more information:
              https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/help-during-school-closure/

              • Fun Challenge. 

               Go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zbhgjxs/articles/z9myvcw. Here you will learn about the different parts of a computer.

              You task is to learn these parts and then draw a picture of one of them, labelling what it is and what it does.

               

              Then you can play Go Kart Grab to test your knowledge!

              5.05.2020

              • Maths.

               Go to https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ and watch the video from Summer Term – Week 1 (w/c20 April), Lesson 2 – Make equal groups (grouping).

              When you've finished the lesson, have a go at completing this worksheet linked here. After you've finished it you can self assess using the answer sheet on the White Rose Maths website. 

              You can do it on paper and take a picture, or screenshot it and edit it before you send it in. You choose! 

               

              • Writing.

               This week we are focusing on Punctuation!

               Today is about question marks. Have a go at the task on the sheet linked here and then have a go at the Question Mark level on Small Town Superheroes (https://www.bbc.co.uk/games/embed/small-town-superheroes?exitGameUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fbbc.co.uk% 2Fbitesize%2Farticles%2Fzncgvk7).

              To get to the right level on the game…

              Click the play button - Click ‘Punctuation’ - Click Question Marks - Find the mistakes!

              • Phonics and Reading.

              Read The Zoo Vet then answer the questions linked here. How many can you get right?

               

              For Phonics, you can watch the live-stream lessons available on the RWInc Facebook and Youtube channels. If you are not sure which video you should be watching, send me a message. 

              Follow this link for more information:
              https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/help-during-school-closure/

              • Fun Challenge. 

               Can you grow a rainbow? Watch this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoIkquEpD5Q) and follow the instructions to see if you can grow a rainbow! Go crazy and see if you can make your own version!

              6.05.2020

              • Maths.

               Go to https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ and watch the video from Summer Term – Week 1 (w/c20 April), Lesson 3 – Make equal groups (sharing).

              When you've finished the lesson, have a go at completing this worksheet linked here. After you've finished it you can self-assess using the answer sheet on the White Rose Maths website. 

              You can do it on paper and take a picture, or screenshot it and edit it before you send it in. You choose! 

               

              • Writing.

               This week we are focusing on Punctuation!

              Today is about exclamation marks. Have a go at the task on the sheet linked here and then have a go at the Exclamation Mark level on Small Town Superheroes (https://www.bbc.co.uk/games/embed/small-town-superheroes?exitGameUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fbbc.co.uk% 2Fbitesize%2Farticles%2Fzncgvk7).

              To get to the right level on the game…

              Click the play button - Click ‘Punctuation’ - Click Exclamation Marks - Find the mistakes!  

               

              • Phonics and Reading.

              For your reading task today, follow this link and choose a book to read from your level (if you are not sure what level you are at then send me a message!) 

              https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/library-page?view=image&query=&type=

              book&age_group=&level=&level_select=&book_type=&

              series=Read+Write+Inc. 

              For Phonics, you can watch the live-stream lessons available on the RWInc Facebook and Youtube channels. If you are not sure which video you should be watching, send me a message. 

              Follow this link for more information:
              https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/help-during-school-closure/

              • Fun Challenge. 

              Choose any drawing tutorial and draw me anything! Go crazy with it!

               Here are some amazing Youtube Channels with amazing tutorials…

              https://www.youtube.com/user/ArtforKidsHub

              https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBpgrJijMpk_pyp9uTbxLdg

              https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3dEvA1is6-0_yuei9iCdEw

              7.05.2020

              • Maths.

              Go to https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ and watch the video from Summer Term – Week 1 (w/c20 April), Lesson 4 – Find a half (1).

              When you've finished the lesson, have a go at completing this worksheet linked here. After you've finished it you can self assess using the answer sheet on the White Rose Maths website. 

              You can do it on paper and take a picture, or screenshot it and edit it before you send it in. You choose! 

               

              • Writing.

               This week we are focusing on Punctuation!

              Today is about sentences. Have a go at the task on the sheet linked here and then have a go at the Sentence level on Small Town Superheroes (https://www.bbc.co.uk/games/embed/small-town-superheroes?exitGameUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fbbc.co.uk% 2Fbitesize%2Farticles%2Fzncgvk7).

              To get to the right level on the game…

              Click the play button - Click ‘Sentences’ - Choose your difficulty - Unscramble the sentences.

               

              • Phonics and Reading.

               Read the Lion and the Mouse, then see if you can answer the questions linked here. How many can you get right?

              For Phonics, you can watch the live-stream lessons available on the RWInc Facebook and Youtube channels. If you are not sure which video you should be watching, send me a message. 

              Follow this link for more information:
              https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/help-during-school-closure/

              • Fun Challenge.

              Some people have trouble hearing things, they might have something called a hearing impairment or they might be deaf. They might talk to people using sign language rather than talking. This week I want you to see if you can learn to spell your name using the British Sign Language alphabet!

              This is a tricky challenge, so if you are finding it a bit too hard, you could just show me the first letter of your name in sign language.

              Here is a video showing all of the letters

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umqk-930OrE

              And I’ve linked a mat with all of the signs on as well here!

              Week 2 (WB 27.04.2020)

              27.04.2020

              • Maths.

              Go to https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ and watch the video from Week 2 Lesson 1 – Compare Capacity. Make sure you go to the tab that says ‘Week 2’ and not ‘Summer Term – Week 2 (w/c 27th April)’.

              When you've finished the lesson, have a go at completing this worksheet. After you've finished it you can self assess using the answer sheet on the White Rose Maths website. 

              You can do it on paper and take a picture, or screenshot it and edit it before you send it in. You choose! 

              • Writing.

              Now that we have retold the story ‘We are going on a Bear Hunt’, we are going to make our own story!

              Today we are focusing on the animal we are looking for. Do you want to find a real animal like a lion? Or do you want to find a magical animal like a unicorn? Draw a picture of your animal and describe it using adjectives. For an extra challenge you could describe using some expanded noun phrases! (I have given you an example on the sheet linked here).

              • Phonics and Reading.

              For your reading task today, follow this link and choose a book to read from your level (if you are not sure what level you are at then send me a message!) 

              https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/library-page?view=image&query=&type=book&age_group=&level=&level_select=&book_type=&series=Read+Write+Inc

               

              For Phonics, you can watch the live-stream lessons available on the RWInc Facebook and Youtube channels. If you are not sure which video you should be watching, send me a message. 

              Follow this link for more information:
              https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/help-during-school-closure/

              • Fun Challenge. 

               Can you draw a self-portrait? Think about where features are on your face. Is your nose on your chin? Are your eyes on top of your head?

              Use these steps to help you!

               

              28.04.2020

              • Maths.

              Go to https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ and watch the video from Week 2 Lesson 2 – Count in 10s. Make sure you go to the tab that says ‘Week 2’ and not ‘Summer Term – Week 2 (w/c 27th April)’.

              When you've finished the lesson, have a go at completing this worksheet. After you've finished it you can self assess using the answer sheet on the White Rose Maths website. 

              You can do it on paper and take a picture, or screenshot it and edit it before you send it in. You choose! 

              • Writing.

              Now that we have retold the story ‘We are going on a Bear Hunt’, we are going to make our own story.

              Today I want you to think about the obstacles your characters meet on their journey. In ‘We’re going on a Bear Hunt’, the children have to walk through long grass, cross a river and squelch through oozy mud. What are your characters going to face? Can you think of 2 obstacles and how to get round them?

              Draw a picture of each one, a couple of sentences about the obstacle and a couple of sentences about how they get around them. The sheet is linked here.

              • Phonics and Reading.

              Read the story I have linked here, then see if you can answer the questions. How many can you get right?

               

              For Phonics, you can watch the live-stream lessons available on the RWInc Facebook and Youtube channels. If you are not sure which video you should be watching, send me a message. 

              Follow this link for more information:
              https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/help-during-school-closure/

              • Fun Challenge. 

              Imagine you are planning where animals are going to stay in your zoo. Think about what the animals look like and put them into groups. Can you put them all into the right groups? Can you think of any more animals to put in each group? Look at the sheet linked here.

               

               

              29.04.2020

              • Maths.

              Go to https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ and watch the video from Week 2 Lesson 3 – Make equal groups. 

              When you've finished the lesson, have a go at completing this worksheet. After you've finished it you can self assess using the answer sheet on the White Rose Maths website. 

              You can do it on paper and take a picture, or screenshot it and edit it before you send it in. You choose! 

              • Writing.

              Now that we have retold the story ‘We are going on a Bear Hunt’, we are going to make our own story.

              Today is all about planning your story. I have given you a story board linked here to help you organise your story, with hints in each block. Draw a picture in each square and then write a couple of sentences about what is happening.  

              • Phonics and Reading.

              For your reading task today, follow this link and choose a book to read from your level (if you are not sure what level you are at then send me a message!) 

              https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/library-pageview=image&query=&type=book&age_group=&level=&level_select=&book_type=&series=Read+Write+Inc

               

              For Phonics, you can watch the live-stream lessons available on the RWInc Facebook and YouTube channels. If you are not sure which video you should be watching, send me a message. 

              Follow this link for more information:
              https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/help-during-school-closure/

              • Fun Challenge. 

              Sir David Attenborough is a very important person in History. He has taught lots of people all about animals and the world. Can you make a fact-file about him to teach other people about how important he is?

               Here is some information that might help you, linked here, but you can do your own research too if you want to! There is a fact-file template linked here.

               

              30.04.2020

              • Maths.

              Go to https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ and watch the video from Week 2 Lesson 4 – Add equal groups. 

              When you've finished the lesson, have a go at completing this worksheet. After you've finished it you can self assess using the answer sheet on the White Rose Maths website. 

              You can do it on paper and take a picture, or screenshot it and edit it before you send it in. You choose! 

              • Writing.

              Now that we have retold the story ‘We are going on a Bear Hunt’, we are going to make our own story.

              Use all of your planning this week to write your own version of ‘We are going on a Bear Hunt’. Use the self-assessment linked here to help you check you have everything you need!

              • Phonics and Reading.

              Read the story I have linked here, then see if you can answer the questions. How many can you get right?

               

              For Phonics, you can watch the live-stream lessons available on the RWInc Facebook and Youtube channels. If you are not sure which video you should be watching, send me a message. 

              Follow this link for more information:
              https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/help-during-school-closure/

              • Fun Challenge.

              We all have different families. I want you to have a think about your family and who you love with. You can either draw a picture of you and your family OR think about drawing your own basic family tree. Here is some inspiration from The Linking Network.

              1.05.2020

              • Maths.

              Go to https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ and watch the video from Week 2 Lesson 5 – Make arrays. 

              When you've finished the lesson, have a go at completing this worksheet. After you've finished it you can self-assess using the answer sheet on the White Rose Maths website. 

              You can do it on paper and take a picture, or screenshot it and edit it before you send it in. You choose! 

              • Writing.

              It’s Grammar Hammer Time! Complete the test linked here and send it back. Did you beat your last score? 

              • Phonics and Reading.

                For your reading task today, you can read any book you like! It can be a book you have at home, an eBook from the internet, you get to choose. When you have read it, let me know what you read and why you loved it!

                 

                For Phonics, you can watch the live-stream lessons available on the RWInc Facebook and Youtube channels. If you are not sure which video you should be watching, send me a message. 

                Follow this link for more information:
                https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/help-during-school-closure/

              • Fun Challenge.

               Different animals choose to live in places that suit their needs. For example, you won’t find a lion walking around the North Pole! Pick three of your favourite animals and research them. What continent do they come from?

               

              This video will help you with what the continents are! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6DSMZ8b3LE

              Week 1 (WB 20.04.2020)

              20.04.2020

              • Maths.

              Go to https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ and watch the video from Week 1 Day 1 - Introduce Weight and Mass.

              When you've finished the lesson, have a go at completing the activity linked. After you've finished it you can self assess using the answer sheet on the White Rose Maths website.

              You can do it on paper and take a picture, or screenshot it and edit it before you send it in. You choose!

              Please click here for today's Maths activity.

              • Writing.

              Over the next couple of weeks we are going to look at the story ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’. Here is a video of Michael Rosen reading the story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gyI6ykDwds

              Your task today is to look at the pictures of the different places in the story and think of some amazing adjectives to describe them. Remember… an adjective is a describing word!

              You can write your adjectives on a piece of paper and take a picture, or you can take a screenshot and edit it before you send it.

               Download the pictures here.

              • Phonics.

              For your reading task today, follow this link and choose a book to read from your level (if you are not sure what level you are at then send me a message!)

              link to oxford owl.

              For Phonics, you can watch the live-stream lessons available on the RWInc Facebook and Youtube channels. If you are not sure which video you should be watching, send me a message.

              • Fun Challenge. 

              Today’s focus is Art. Go to Youtube and search for Art for Kids Hub (https://www.youtube.com/user/ArtforKidsHub). Find a drawing tutorial for an animal you really like and see if you can draw it.

              Here are some you might want to try…

              Tiger - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwwZ3sAn3ZQ&t=639s

              Giraffe - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nr587hSR7o

              Elephant - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MI85reX71wQ

              21.04.2020

              • Maths.

              Go to https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ and watch the video from Week 1 Day 2 – Measure Mass.

              When you've finished the lesson, have a go at completing the activity linked. After you've finished it you can self assess using the answer sheet on the White Rose Maths website.

              You can do it on paper and take a picture, or screenshot it and edit it before you send it in. You choose!

               Please click here for today's Maths activity.

              • Writing.

              Today I want you to have a look at the pictures on the sheet linked below, and see if you can think of some amazing sentences about them using the conjunction ‘and’.

              Remember a conjunction joins two smaller sentences together, but we should only use it once in a sentence!

              You can write your sentences on a piece of paper and take a picture, or you can take a screenshot and edit it before you send it.

              Here is a video of Michael Rosen reading the story if you want a reminder: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gyI6ykDwds

              Download the picture sheet here.

              • Reading.

              For your reading task today, I want you to have a look at the picture and answer some tricky questions about it. You could write your answers down and send them to your portfolio, or even take a video of you talking about the picture!

              Download the picture here.

              For Phonics, you can watch the live-stream lessons available on the RWInc Facebook and Youtube channels. If you are not sure which video you should be watching, send me a message.

              • Fun Challenge. 

              In Science, we were starting to look at dinosaurs who were herbivores, omnivores or carnivores. Can you remember what each word means? (If you can’t remember, click here for a quick reminder: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z6882hv/articles/z96vb9q)

              When you’re ready, click the link below to go to a quiz all about carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. What is the best score you can get? Make sure I can tell who you are by your nickname!

              https://kahoot.it/challenge/03882497?challenge-id=6669e3fd-e53d-45bb-b5fe-f99c5610a02b_1587362677229 

              22.04.2020

              • Maths.

                Go to https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ and watch the video from Week 1 Day 3 – Comparing Mass.

                When you've finished the lesson, have a go at completing the activity linked. After you've finished it you can self assess using the answer sheet on the White Rose Maths website.

                You can do it on paper and take a picture, or screenshot it and edit it before you send it in. You choose!

              Please click here for today's Maths activity.

              23.04.2020

              • Maths.

                Go to https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ and watch the video from Week 1 Day 4 – Introduce capacity and volume.

                When you've finished the lesson, have a go at completing this worksheet. After you've finished it you can self assess using the answer sheet on the White Rose Maths website.

                You can do it on paper and take a picture, or screenshot it and edit it before you send it in. You choose!

              Please click here for today's Maths activity.

              Here is a help sheet with all of our reminders for writing and your self assessment.

              • Phonics.

              For your reading task today, I want you to have a look at the picture and answer some tricky questions about it. You could write your answers down and send them to your portfolio, or even take a video of you talking about the picture!

              Here is the link to the picture and questions.

              For Phonics, you can watch the live-stream lessons available on the RWInc Facebook and Youtube channels. If you are not sure which video you should be watching, send me a message. 

              https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/help-during-school-closure/

              • Fun Challenge.

              Today, I want you to think about how animals move. Can you recreate some poses or movements like animals? Let’s see if I can guess what animal you are moving or posing like!

              Here are some pictures to get you started!

              24.04.2020

              • Maths.

              Go to https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ and watch the video from Week 1 Day 5 – Measure capacity.

              When you've finished the lesson, have a go at completing this worksheet. After you've finished it you can self assess using the answer sheet on the White Rose Maths website. 

              You can do it on paper and take a picture, or screenshot it and edit it before you send it in. You choose!

              Please click here for today's Maths activity.

              • Writing.

              It’s Grammar Hammer Time! Complete the test and send it back. Did you beat your last score?

              Download Grammar Hammer here!

              • Phonics.

                For your reading task today, you can read any book you like! It can be a book you have at home, an ebook from the internet, you get to choose. When you have read it, let me know what you read and why you loved it!

                For Phonics, you can watch the live-stream lessons available on the RWInc Facebook and Youtube channels. If you are not sure which video you should be watching, send me a message. 

                https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/help-during-school-closure/

              • Fun Challenge.

              Today, I want you to design a house for your Dream Pet! Think about the materials you are going to use, how will you attach things to each other, how will you decorate it? Make sure you think about what your pet needs to be happy!