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

***RE-OPENING UPDATE - THURSDAY 21ST MAY 2020***
 
Dear Parents/Carers
 
 
I write with an update on the plans put in place to reopen school to Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 with effect from 1st June. As you are aware, all of our plans have been in consultation with the local authority and department for education and we said we would update you with any changes or information.
 
Yesterday, we were contacted by the local authority (as our employers) reassuring us of their duty, in relation to the health and safety of all staff, pupils and community. As such, today we are submitting all risk assessments and plans again to a specialist Covid-19 panel.
 
From the 25th May multi-disciplinary panels within the local authority will be meeting to scrutinise and agree to our plans. Although they will endeavour to respond to us as quickly as possible it may be that their response will not have been received before 1st June and as such this proposed date for reopening cannot be guaranteed without their authority.
 
As always, the safety of our community is of paramount importance to the local authority and ourselves, and as such until further notice, school will only remain open for the families of key workers and vulnerable children. Please be reassured that as soon as we have confirmation from the authority that our plans meet all safety requirements, school will update you with any new plans or intended start date.
 
We understand that this may cause further disruption, however as you can appreciate from watching the news updates we are living in an ever changing world and children’s and staff safety has to be at the heart of any decision made.
 
Thanks for your understanding
 
Mrs K Whitfield
 
Headteacher

Back-to-School Information - 18th May 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 after the announcement on Sunday, we have been working hard on plans to safety 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 two so the maximum amount of children in any class will be 15, although results from the questionnaire sent out indicate that not all children will be returning so there is a good possibility of numbers running at about 10 in each class. Obviously, this will need to change if we look in the future to trying to get more children back in, I will update you in the future about this.
  • The children that have been allocated places throughout the lockdown will still be coming in but unless they are in Reception, year 1 or year 6 they will be allocated a separated space in an additional classroom.
  • 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
  • If your child is year 6 then you will be able to drop your child at the KS2 entrance gate for them to come directly into school- again staff will be there to show you.
  • The school day times will look slightly different in order again to stagger pick up to maintain social distancing in the yard and enable the cleaning staff to deep clean every day at the end of the day.
  • Reception -8.30-2pm      Yr 1 - 8.45 -2                Yr 6 - 9-3pm
  • Key worker and vulnerable places – 7.30-3.00 pm please us the yard entrance not the front entrance as usual – I realise that staggering may cause problems if there are children in different key stages however schools are having to make difficult decisions in order to keep everyone safe.
  • No breakfast or after school club so please make sure all children come to school having had a breakfast.
  • Reception and Year 1 are all entitled to a free school dinner however anyone wishing to send their child with a packed lunch needs to come 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 Reception, 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 always remain within their class groups 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 will be 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
  • 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 our child back to school we will continue to use the DoJo interactive learning that we have been using during lock down – 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.
  • We are currently expecting to remain open throughout the half term holiday for critical care children that have been offered a place and would welcome those that have not taken up their place, when contacted, to come back into school. We do however have limited spaces and need to adhere to the social distancing rule. 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

Karen Whitfield

Headteacher.             


Letter from Rochdale Borough Council about Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 returning to school.

Dear Parents and Carers,

Please find your child's activities below. These activities are also posted to ClassDojo by your child's teacher. For more information on ClassDojo, please visit our information page linked here. Thank you.

Week 6 Timetable (WB 25.05.2020)

 Week 6 Activities (WB 25.05.2020)

Week 6, Day 1:

  • 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!

    Week 6, Day 2:

    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?

    Week 6, Day 3:

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

    Week 6, Day 4:

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

    Week 6, Day 5:

    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.

    Past Activities.

    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!