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         Welcome to the special page for Year 1.

P.E. days

Our PE days are Tuesday and Friday. Please come into school wearing your P.E. tracksuit on these days. Please do not wear earrings on these days. 

Homework

Please find the homework for this half term below. 

Summer 2 homework

Parent Overview

Please see below the parent overview for this half term. 

Topic overview for parents

Home learning for the week 28th June 2021

 

Friday 2nd July 2021

Hello everybody!

Excellent work Year 1! I have loved looking at your photos of your amazing work!

 

Spellings

This week we are looking at words that end with /s/. We will have two different spellings each day. Today our spellings are: pushes and fetches. Can you draw a scribble and fill in each word multiple times in a space? Can you write some of the other words we have learnt this week in the other spaces? Like the picture below.  

 

 

 

Phonics

Today we are going to look at the alternative sound of /a/. It can make the /a/ sound as in ‘hat’. It can sometimes make an alternative /o/ sound as in ‘wash’ and sometimes it can make an /ai/ sound like in ‘acorn’. Watch Mrs Heywood’s video and make sure you have some pen and paper ready!

 

 

Literacy

SPAG

Today we are going to look at exclamation marks. Can you look at the poster below and chat to your grown up about what an exclamation mark is used for? Then can you fill in the sheet below with an exclamation mark or a full stop?

 

 

 

Literacy

This week we are going to be looking at a new book, which is related to our ‘Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside!’ topic. It is called ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’. Please can you watch the video again to remind yourself of the story.

The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch

 

Activity

Today we are going to be examining the story. Can you name who are the characters in the story? Can you describe where the story is set? Watch the video again to listen to how the setting is described in the story. What is the problem in the story? How is the problem solved? Do they get it right straight away?

 

 

Maths

Counting in patterns

Everyday we practise counting in 2s/ 5s/ or 10s. This helps us identify patterns and will help us when we recall our 2/ 5/ 10 times tables.

Can we write our numbers in patterns of 5?

 

 Starter

Can you complete this true or false? Can you explain your reasoning?

 

 

Today we are going to be working on one more/ one less within 100. Please follow the video with pen and paper. Remember, to pause the video to work out the answers.

Teacher input

 

Please choose one activity to do. Activity 2 is harder than Activity 1. If you complete Activity 2, please complete the challenge.

Activity 1

Can you make a number within 50 with tens and ones (use the objects you used earlier in the week)? Can you work out what 1 more/ 1 less than that number is? Will you need to add/ take away a one or a 10 stick? Repeat with a variety of numbers. If confident, carry on with numbers above 50.

  

Activity 2

Can you complete the sheets in your books? Remember you don’t need to print the sheet you can copy the number/ pictures into your book.

 One More or less

Challenge!

Can you complete the challenge questions on the PDF document?

 Challenge

PE

Today we would like you to watch this video to practise your throwing and catching skills.

Throwing and catching video

 

Thursday 1st July 2021

Hello everybody!

Excellent work Year 1! I have loved looking at your photos of your amazing work!

Spellings

This week we are looking at words that end with /s/. We will have two different spellings each day. Today our spellings are: thanks and catches. Can you write them as a spelling staircase? E.g.

t

th

tha

than

thank

thanks

 

 

Phonics

Today we are going to look at the alternative sound of /ea/. It can make the /ea/ sound as in ‘scream’. It can sometimes make an alternative /e/ sound as in ‘bread’. Watch Mrs Heywood’s video and make sure you have some pen and paper ready!

 

Literacy

SPAG

Today we are going to carry on looking at question marks. Can you complete the sheet to match the word to the rest of the sentence?

 

Literacy

This week we are going to be looking at a new book, which is related to our ‘Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside!’ topic. It is called ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’. Please can you watch the video again to remind yourself of the story.

The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch

 

Activity

Today we are going to look at the food that Mrs Grinling has made for Mr Grinling. Can you look again at what she made? Which part would you like to eat? Which part wouldn’t you like to eat?

Today we are going to design our own favourite meal. In your book can you draw a basket and fill in with your favourite items for lunch. Can you write a menu for the meal?

 

Maths

Counting in patterns

Everyday we practise counting in 2s/ 5s/ or 10s. This helps us identify patterns and will help us when we recall our 2/ 5/ 10 times tables.

Today can we clap count in 5s to 50. Can we count backwards in 5s?

 

 Starter

Can you play the caterpillar sequencing game? Click the link below > Play game > sequencing > numbers 0- 100.

Caterpillar sequencing

 

Today we are going to order numbers to 100. Please follow the video with pen and paper. Remember, to pause the video to work out the answers.

Ordering numbers input

 

Please choose one activity to do. Activity 2 is harder than Activity 1. If you complete Activity 2, please complete the challenge.

Activity 1

We would like your grown up to give you three numbers within 50. Can you draw each number in tens and ones? Then can you order them from smallest to greatest?

 

  

Activity 2

We would like your grown up to give you three numbers within 100. Can you draw each number in tens and ones? Then can you order them from smallest to greatest? Repeat with another set of 3 numbers.

 

Challenge!

Can you play the ordering caterpillar game? Click the link below > play game > ordering > numbers 0- 100.

Caterpillar ordering

 

ICT

Today we are going to practise coding. This is where we give the computer instructions to complete. Please login to your purple mash account. Then click on 2dos. There will be a task called ‘Fun with Fish’. We would like you to play this game.

 Purple Mash

PSHE

As part of our PSHE topic we are looking at what makes a good friend. Please watch the short clip below about the friendship code.

Friendship code clip

Now can you decorate the handprint with your own friendship code.

 

Music

Please access the Charanga website (password has been previously sent). Follow Step 4.

Charanga

 

Wednesday 30th June 2021

Hello everybody!

Excellent work Year 1! I have loved looking at your photos of your amazing work!

Spellings

This week we are looking at words that end with /s/. We will have two different spellings each day. Today our spellings are: schools and friends. Can you write them in different ways, e.g. swirly writing, block writing, bubble writing.

 

Phonics

Today we are going to look at the alternative sound of /ie/. It can make the /ie/ sound as in ‘tie’. It can sometimes make an alternative /ee/ sound as in ‘field’. Watch Mrs Heywood’s video and make sure you have some pen and paper ready!

 

Literacy

SPAG

Today we are going to think about when we use a question mark. Where does it go in the sentence? Why don’t we just use a full stop? Can you write a list of words that start a question? I’ll start:

  • How
  • When

Now, can you pick three of the question words and write three questions about ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’ story? For example, ‘Why did Mr Grinling not carry his lunch to the lighthouse in the morning?’

Literacy

This week we are going to be looking at a new book, which is related to our ‘Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside!’ topic. It is called ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’. Please can you watch the video again to remind yourself of the story. I would like you to be listening for any adjectives describing the following characters:

  • Mr Grinling
  • Mrs Grinling
  • Hamish
  • The seagulls

When you hear an adjective, pause the video and jot it down.

Online story

 

Activity

Today I would like you to draw each character. Then can you make a list of adjectives to describe them. These can be adjectives that you jotted down earlier from the book or they can be your own. Remember to think about what they look like, what type of person are they?

 

Challenge!

Can you write a paragraph describing one of the characters?

 

Maths

Counting in patterns

Everyday we practise counting in 2s/ 5s/ or 10s. This helps us identify patterns and will help us when we recall our 2/ 5/ 10 times tables.

Today I would like you to finish the counting in 5s pattern.

5, 10, 15, ___

40, 45, 50, ___

75, 80, 85, ___

45, 40, 35, ___

 

 Starter

To start us off can we work out if this statement is true or false? Can you explain your reasons?

 

Today we are going to begin by comparing numbers to 100. We will be using terms such as: more than, less than, greater than. We will also be using these symbols to compare < and > and =. Remember the wider part points to the greater number, e.g. 47>13, so 47 is greater than 13. In this example, 32 is less than 86, 32<86.  

We will be exploring the tens and ones value chart.

Comparing numbers teacher input

 

Please choose one activity to do. Activity 2 is harder than Activity 1. If you complete Activity 2, please complete the challenge.

Activity 1

We would like your grown up to give you two numbers within 100. Can you draw these numbers in your book with how many tens and ones they have? Draw a line for a ten stick and a small square for a one. E.g.

 

Using the < and > symbols can you say which is greater? E.g. for this example it would be 73<74.

Repeat with a variety of different numbers to 100.

  

Activity 2

Can you complete the sheets? Remember you don’t have to print it off, you can just copy the numbers into your book.

 Comparing numbers sheet

 

Challenge!

Can you complete the challenge?

 

 

Answers for Challenge

 

Topic

Today we are going to research different seaside resorts by looking at a map of the UK. First of all, there is a video from Mrs Heywood on the one drive folder looking at different countries in the UK and examining several seaside towns. If you are unable to access the video, could you research the towns of:

  • Scarborough
  • Hastings
  • Blackpool
  • Weymouth
  • Llandudno

Could you identify them on a map? Could you look at images for the places? What features of the seaside can you see? Which are man- made and natural?

 

Activity

We would like you to use the map of the UK and label where the towns are. Use Google maps to help you identify. Can you also name the countries and their capital cities?

Seasides in the UK

 

Tuesday 29th June 2021

 

Spellings

This week we are looking at words that end with /s/. We will have two different spellings each day. Today our spellings are: spends and rocks. Can you practise writing these words with different coloured pens?

 

Phonics

Today we are going to look at the alternative sound of /ow/. It can make the /ow/ sound as in ‘cow’. It can sometimes make an alternative /oa/ sound as in ‘low’. Watch Mrs Heywood’s video in the one drive folder and make sure you have some pen and paper ready!

 

Literacy

SPAG

Today we are going to unscramble some words that have been muddled up! There are two sentences that have been scrambled. Can you reorder each sentence and add a capital letter and full stop in the correct place?

 

 

This week we are going to be looking at a new book, which is related to our ‘Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside!’ topic. It is called ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’. What is a lighthouse keeper? Can you click on the video in the one drive folder to listen to Mrs Heywood read the story? If not please follow this link.

The Lighthouse keeper's Lunch online story

Did you hear any of the words we researched yesterday? Can you remember what they mean?

Can you answer the following questions:

  • Why did Mr and Mrs Grinling have a wire which went from the cottage to the lighthouse?
  • What other plans could they have had to stop the seagulls getting the food?
  • Do you think the seagulls will come back another day? Why?

Activity

Today we are going to answer questions about the book. Re-watch the story if you are unsure about any answers.

 Reading comprehension

Maths

Counting in patterns

Everyday we practise counting in 2s/ 5s/ or 10s. This helps us identify patterns and will help us when we recall our 2/ 5/ 10 times tables.

Today Year 1 I would like you to use our marble jar. Each time you drop a marble in the jar can you count in 5s. One marble “5”, the next marble “10” etc. Can you count in 5s to 100?

Marble jar counting

 Starter

To start us off can we work out if this statement is true or false? Can you explain your reasons?

 

Today we are going to begin by comparing numbers to 100. We will be using terms such as: more than, less than, greater than. We will also be using these symbols to compare < and > and =. Remember the wider part points to the greater number, e.g. 47>13, so 47 is greater than 13. In this example, 32 is less than 86, 32<86.  

Comparing numbers teacher input

 

Please choose one activity to do. Activity 2 is harder than Activity 1. If you complete Activity 2, please complete the challenge.

Activity 1

Look at the tens and ones pictures. Can you draw them into your books? Draw a line for a ten stick and a small square for a one. What number is it representing? Can you write that number next to it in numerals? Are your numbers formed the correct way and in the correct place? Can you say which is the greatest number and which is the smallest?

  Activity 1

  

Activity 2

We would like your grown up to give you two numbers within 100. Can you draw these numbers in your book with how many tens and ones they have? Draw a line for a ten stick and a small square for a one. E.g.

 

Using the < and > symbols can you say which is greater? E.g. for this example it would be 73<74.

Repeat with a variety of different numbers to 100.

Challenge!

Can you complete the challenge?

 

P.E.

Today we are going to work on some key skills such as jumping and balancing. Have fun following the video and send me some photos of your brilliant work!

Year 1 PE session

 

Monday 28th June 2021

Hello everybody!

We hope you are all ok. Today we are going to work our socks off, just like we do in school! Please send me your work to the class email or pop it on the one drive folder. I would love to see what you have been up to!

 

Spellings

This week we are looking at words that end with /s/. We will have two different spellings each day. Today our spellings are: cats and dogs. When you are confident with these, can you write a silly sentence with the words in? E.g. Cats and dogs go skating in the dark!

 

Phonics

Today we are going to look at the alternative sound of /c/ It can make different sounds in the words /cat/ and /ice/. Make sure you have some pen and paper ready.

Alternative c lesson

 

Literacy

SPAG

Today we are going to recap when we use capital letters and full stops. Can you tell your grown up, how do you know when a sentence is finished? Can you write the following sentences in your books/ on paper? Don’t forget to add capital letters in the correct places and a full stop at the end of the sentence.

Capital letters and full stops PDF 

This week we are going to be looking at a new book, which is related to our ‘Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside!’ topic. First have a look at the following images. What do you notice? What is the same and what is different?

   

 

Let’s have a think of the following questions:

What do you know about lighthouses?

Where are they built?

Why are they built there?

Explain that now all lighthouses can be operated without any people, but in the past people had to look after the lighthouses.

Let’s think about this question: what kinds of jobs might a lighthouse keeper need to do? Can you write a list of the jobs they might need to do?

We are going to read ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s lunch’.  It is about how a lighthouse keeper and his wife solved a problem.

We will read the story tomorrow. But today we need to have a look at some of the vocabulary which is a bit tricky: perched, gusto, concocting, ingenious, baffle, accomplished, brazen, devoured, varmints, scavenging and industrious. Even Mrs Heywood is finding the words too tricky! So today I would like you to work with a grown up to research what the words mean. Can you say it? Can you hear it in a sentence? Can you think of a word which is similar to this word?

Here is an online dictionary to help you. 

Online dictionary

 

Challenge!

Can you write pick a word and use correctly in a sentence? Can you write two more sentences with two different words?

 

Maths

Counting in patterns

Everyday we practise counting in 2s/ 5s/ or 10s. This helps us identify patterns and will help us when we recall our 2/ 5/ 10 times tables. Today we are going to count along to the following song.

Number rock song

 

Today we are going to recap partitioning numbers into tens and ones. This helps us work out the value of a number by identifying each digits value. Please watch the video below. Have a pen and some paper ready. You can pause the video to work out the answers.

Teacher input video

 

Activity

For this activity you will need the following resources:

  • Sticks, about 6 (these will be used to represent a ten) or something similar (long pieces of lego/ pipe cleaner/ lollypop stick).
  • Stones (these will be small to represent a ‘one’) or something similar (small square lego, a gem).
  • A tens and ones sheet like below.
  • Two dice (can use one on computer/ phone)

Children will roll the dice, e.g. 4 and 6. Can the children make the number with the tens and ones? E.g. place 4 ten sticks on the tens column and 6 ones (stones) on the ones column. Can you count it to check? Count the tens first, 10, 20, 30, 40. Then count in ones, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46. What is the number you have made?

Repeat with different numbers.

 

Challenge!

When you have made a number, can you explore the following?

  • What is 10 more than the number?
  • What is 10 less than the number?
  • What is one more/ one less?

Science

This half term we are looking at our wonderful weather and examining the seasons. To start off with can we have a look in your garden. What is the weather like today? Can we consider these questions: What was I expecting today when I went to watch the weather? Was I surprised by it? What season are we in? What is the weather normally like at this time of year?

Consider together these questions: What do we expect the weather to be like tomorrow? How can we tell? (It has got colder throughout the day, it has started to rain, the weather forecast this morning said it would change, etc.) Let’s think about the word 'season' and what is meant by it. Can the children name any of them.? Can we write each season on a piece of paper? One each paper can we add your thoughts, facts and ideas? So, if you know a fact about summer, or you have a memory, go to the 'summer' table and write a couple of words or draw a picture.

What is the current season? Identify it as 'summer' and ask: What sort of colours do we need if we are going to do some art about our season? What can we see around us that reminds us that it is summer? Can we share our ideas for a summer collage? Then show the resources and can the children make a 'summer' collage. In the resource there are some images to prompt thought and give ideas for recreating summer scenes.

 

Storytime

We have a story to finish off the day. It is called ‘Brenda is a sheep’. Well done Year 1 for working so hard!

 

Reading Books
Please can your child bring their reading folder (including their 2 reading books and reading diary) into school every day. Please listen to your child read at home at least 3 times a week. Record in their reading diary every time you do. Many thanks. 

 Meet the Staff

Class Teacher- Mrs Heywood

 

Teaching assistants 
Mrs Patrick (AM)
   
Mrs Fowlkes (PM)

Summer 2 topic

 Oh I do like to be beside the seaside! 

Week 1 question: Where are our seasides?

This week we will be introducing the children to our new topic, 'Oh I do like to be beside the seaside!' We will be looking at things that we would find at the seaside. We will be investigating different art techniques to create features of the seaside. 

Week 2 question: What are the features of the seaside?

This week we will be looking at the features of the seaside. We will be investigating whether they are man made or natural. We will be looking at an aerial photograph and labelling the different features we can see. 

Week 3 question: Where can we go on holiday in the UK?

This week we will be looking at the map of the UK seaside resorts and looking at a compass.  We will be investigating different compass directions. We will discuss which direction we will take to reach the coast.   We will be naming the main seaside towns in each country and looking at the location on the coast.  

Week 4 question: What were the seasides like in the past?

This week we will be looking at how the seaside was different in the past. We will be looking at how people used the seaside in the Victorian times. We will be comparing and contrasting to the seaside now. 

Week 5 question: What is an island?

 

How could we describe islands?  How is an island different from the mainland?  How do people get to an island?  What types of transport would be used to get to the island?  What transport would be used on the island itself? We will discuss houses, physical landscape, people and traffic.  Compare the islands with their own locality.

Week 6 question: How are sand sculptures made?

We will be exploring the artist Andres Amador, and the pictures and patterns he creates in the sand using a rake.  We will be creating our own sand sculptures. 

Week 7 question: What are lighthouses for and how do they work?

 

This week we will be exploring a famous person from the past, Grace Darling. We will be learning about her famous rescue from the lighthouse. We will also be making our own lighthouse. 

Science

In Science this half term we will be looking at Seasonal Changes. We will be learning: 
  • Observe changes across the 4 seasons
  • Observe and describe weather associated with the seasons and how day length varies. 

PSHE

This half term we will be looking at relationships. We will be learning how:
  • Recognising our behaviour can affect others

  • Recognising what is fair and unfair, kind and unkind, what is right and wrong

  • To listen to other people and play and work cooperatively (including strategies to resolve simple arguments through negotiation)

  •  

    To offer constructive support and feedback to others

  •  

    To identify their special people (family, friends, carers) and how they should care for each other.

R.E.

In RE our key question will be ‘

'What does it mean to belong to a faith community?'

We will:  

  • Recognise and name some symbols of belonging from their own experience, for Christians and at least one other religion, suggesting what these might mean and why they matter to believers.
  • Give an account of what happens at a traditional Christian infant baptism /dedication and suggest what the actions and symbols mean.
  • Identify two ways people show they belong to each other when they get married.
  • Respond to examples of co-operation between different people. 

Information for parents

 

Letters and sounds phase 2 information for parents

Letters and sounds phase 3 information for parents

Letters and sounds phase 4 information for parents

Letters and sounds phase 5 information for parents

 

Letter formation guidance

 

Word iconAssessment - End of Year 1 Expectations  

Year 1 Literacy non-negotiables

Word iconYear 1 maths non-negotiables

 

Ambassador Awards 2020-2021

What is expected in order for children to achieve their ’Ambassador Award’ comes under 4 headings:

  • Citizenship

  • Relationships

  • Learning

  • Behaviour and conduct

Each section has elements that underpin the values that as a school we hold dear. We believe that learning is something that continues every minute of the waking day and it is important to recognise children’s achievements not only in lessons but beyond. Adults in school will discuss each section with the children and how they can meet the criteria identified; we are hoping that the children will be able to take some ownership of the passport themselves!

Have a look at the Ambassador leaflet to find out more and look through 'Steps to Success' passport the Ladybirds children will be working through this year to help them achieve their Ambassador Awards!

 Ambassador information leaflet

Parent letter

Year 1 passport 

 Reading  

Each day your child will need to bring their reading book to school.   Please try to practise daily at home, even if it is just a couple of pages.    Please can you sign your children’s reading record books every time you listen to them read, it helps us and it also helps your child to earn credits towards their Ambassador awards.

Learning log 

At the beginning of each topic we will send home a homework grid with a choice of activities on it.  The completed tasks will be returned to school at the end of the term and celebrated with the class.

 Homework log for this half term:

 

  Diary Dates  

 We want your children to be happy and enjoy coming to school and learning.  If you have any concerns please do not hesitate to speak to any of us so that we can help.  You can speak with us after school or contact us on 01773 712840.