Welcome back!

Hello!

Welcome back to a new school year! The children have had a great first few days and seemed to settle really well into what will hopefully be a really fun year.

Below are just a few reminders and some information you might find useful, although if you are unsure of anything, please don’t hesitate to ask!

  • Currently fruit is not being delivered to school for the children’s free school snack. Please send your child into school with a healthy snack i.e. piece of fruit, raisins, vegetables,if you wish for them to have a snack at break time.
  • Make sure you send your child in with a labelled water bottle. As a healthy school, we only permit water to be drank in school. Any fizzy pop or juice will unfortunately be tipped away and replaced with water.
  • Your child needs to leave a PE kit in school. Due to social distancing all PE will take place outdoors. As the weather cools, it is wise to add a hoodie and tracksuit bottoms to their PE kit.
  • Your child needs a book bag where they can keep their reading book and reading log safe. Unfortunately we aren’t providing clear plastic book bags this year. Inquire about purchasing a blue school book bag at the school office.
  • Please make sure that your child’s clothes are labelled with their name. This includes pants, shoes, polo shirts, shorts, trousers, dresses, jumpers and cardigans. It makes it so much easier for us to reunite children with lost clothing when they are clearly labelled with their name, especially after PE sessions.
  • If you haven’t already, please send your child in with a pair of labelled wellies.We will keep these in school to be used on the field at lunch time.
  • Can I ask that items brought into school are kept to a minimum.We have a small and crowded cloakroom area and bulky bags and rucksacks make it difficult for the children to access their coat on their peg. All your child needs is a water bottle, book bag and lunch box if they are having a packed lunch.

I hope this has cleared up a few questions. Have a lovely and restful weekend!

Thank you,

Miss Latham

Class 1 activities of the day

This will be the last day I post any home learning activities on here, although I will post suggestions for the Summer holiday tomorrow.

As always for phonics, please don’t forget to head to YouTube at these times to watch the daily phonics: Letters and Sounds video.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw

Reception: 10.00 am and then again at 11.00 am if you still need blending support to read cvc words i.e. map and cat

Year 1: 10.30 am

For your reading activity, I would like you to log onto phonics bug and select a book to read. Can you also answer the follow up questions.

For your Literacy task, I would like you to complete your hopes and dreams sheet for next year. What do you hope to achieve when you move up into your next class?Can you create a ‘hopes and dreams’ cloud?

hopes and dreams

For your maths task, have a go at this pirate sudoku. Remember that each row across and down, should have just one of each of the 4 images.

https://royalbaloo.com/pirate-sudoku-free-printables/

Have a lovely day!

Miss Latham

Class 1 activities for the day

Happy Wednesday Class 1!

Here are today’s suggested activities:

For phonics, please don’t forget to head to YouTube at these times to watch the daily phonics: Letters and Sounds video.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw

Reception: 10.00 am and then again at 11.00 am if you still need blending support to read cvc words i.e. map and cat

Year 1: 10.30 am

For your reading activity, I would like you to log onto phonics bug and select a book to read. Can you also answer the follow up questions.

For Reception children’s Literacy activity, I would like you to have a go at making a medal to wear. Can you write on it something that you are proud of achieving this year. It could be your reading,writing, counting, art work…whatever you feel proud of.

medal

You can then decorate the front however you would like!

For maths, please can you have a go at this fruit splat subtraction game. Select level one: http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/math/subtraction/fruit-splat-game/

Year 1 children, you will need to head over to BBC Bitesize for the daily Literacy and Maths lesson. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zjpqqp3/year-1-and-p2-lessons

For the afternoon activity, have a go at creating a seaside/beach collage. Choose lots of resources from around your house including wrapping paper, fabric or sticks. Here are some ideas:

seaside

Have a lovely day!

Miss Latham

Class 1 activities for the day

Happy Tuesday Class 1!

Here are today’s suggested activities:

For phonics, please don’t forget to head to YouTube at these times to watch the daily phonics: Letters and Sounds video.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw

Reception: 10.00 am and then again at 11.00 am if you still need blending support to read cvc words i.e. map and cat

Year 1: 10.30 am

For your follow up reading task, I would like you to play buried treasure. Can you read the words and sort between the real and rubbish words. Year 1 words are on the left and Reception are on the right.

buried treasure 4 buried treasure

For the Reception literacy activity, I would like you to have a go at writing about what you would like to do during the summer holidays, using the sentence stems:

I want to…
I would like to…

Discuss the kinds of things you might like to do i.e. go to the beach, bake some cakes, do some crafts etc, then have a go at sounding out and writing each sentence using the sentence openers provided. Don’t forget finger spaces and full stops. Here is a frame you can use if you wish:

sun border

For maths, I have an ‘I spy’ addition activity for you. Use the I spy sheet to count how many different objects there are. Once you have counted them, write the number in the box next to the corresponding picture. Can you then use resources you might have lying around at home i.e. pasta, pebbles or lego, to add the 2 parts together to find the whole?

seaside addition

For the Year 1 children, I would like you to head over to BBC Bitesize to complete the daily Literacy and Maths session. Today you will be looking at how to tell the time to half past the hour and identifying and creating characters in writing.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zjpqqp3/year-1-and-p2-lessons

For your afternoon lesson, I would like you to have a go at today’s BBC Bitesize PE lesson looking at movement.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zf4rsk7

When you’ve completed the activity, why not have a go at moving along to this song, following the animal movements. Can you think of other ways different animals move? Can you create an action/movement to represent them?

Have a great day!

Miss Latham

Class 1 activities for the day

Happy Monday Class 1!

Can you believe we’ve made it to the last week of home learning before the Summer holidays start.

Here are today’s suggested activities:

For phonics, please don’t forget to head to YouTube at these times to watch the daily phonics: Letters and Sounds video.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw

Reception: 10.00 am and then again at 11.00 am if you still need blending support to read cvc words i.e. map and cat

Year 1: 10.30 am

For your reading tasks, I have a caption and picture match activity for you to do. Please read the captions and draw a line to the matching picture. Reception is purple and Year 1 is yellow.

Recep Year 1

For the Reception children’s main activity for Literacy, I would like you to create a sun safety poster. Watch the story video below and discuss the following questions:

  • How can the sun hurt us?
  • What can we do to protect ourselves from the sun?
  • How will this help us to stay safe?
  • What things do you do to keep yourself safe from the sun?

Then have a go at creating your own poster using the frame below. Keep the sentences simple i.e. put on sunglasses. Don’t forget to sound out your words and write the sounds you can hear. Also remember capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.

Happy_Sun_Border

For maths, I would like you to practise recognising and ordering numbers to 20. Practise counting to 20, by singing along with this video:

For your main activity I would like you to use your counting skills to put the numbers to 20 in the correct order:

count to 20

Year 1s will need to head over to BBC Bitesize for their daily maths and literacy activity. Today you will be learning how to tell time to o’clock and about the structure of a story.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zjpqqp3/year-1-and-p2-lessons

For your afternoon activity, I would like you to have a go at creating bubbles. Here is a recipe:

bubbles

Can you collect objects from around your house, that you can use as bubble wands i.e. straws, string, sticks or pipe cleaners turned into bubble wands. Here are some ideas:

bubble wands

Do the bubbles always come out as spheres, no matter what shape the bubble wand is? Why not investigate by creating different shaped bubble wands.

Have a lovely day!

Miss Latham

Class 1 activities for the day

Happy Friday Class 1!

You have made it to the end of another week of home learning.

Here are today’s suggested activities:

For phonics, please don’t forget to head to YouTube at these times to watch the daily phonics: Letters and Sounds video.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw

Reception: 10.00 am and then again at 11.00 am if you still need blending support to read cvc words i.e. map and cat

Year 1: 10.30 am

For your reading activities, I have these comprehensions for you. Please read the text carefully using your sounding out and blending skills, then use the text to answer the questions.

Reception:

read comp 2

Year 1:

Mary Anning Activity Card reading comprehension

For the Reception children’s activities for literacy, I would like you to have a go at writing simple captions for these pictures, i.e. Man in a van, dog in a cup and duck in a tree. Don’t forget to sound out each word and remember finger spaces.

caption 2

For your maths activity, I would like you to revise learning the names of 2D shapes. Here is a great song you can sing along to:

Then have a go at sorting between shapes by playing this shape monster game: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/early-years/shape-monsters

For the Year 1 children, I would like you to head over to BBC Bitesize for this morning’s maths and Literacy lesson. Today you will be completing a maths challenge and a reading activity.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zjpqqp3/year-1-and-p2-lessons

For your afternoon activity I would like you to head over to BBC Bitesize for a music lesson looking at four seasons by Vivaldi.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z9jjcmn

I hope you have a lovely weekend!

Miss Latham

Class 1 activities for the day

Happy Thursday Class 1!

Here are today’s suggested activities:

For phonics, please don’t forget to head to YouTube at these times to watch the daily phonics: Letters and Sounds video.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw

Reception: 10.00 am and then again at 11.00 am if you still need blending support to read cvc words i.e. map and cat

Year 1: 10.30 am

For your reading task today, I have some yes and no questions for you. Year 1 on the left and Reception on the right. Please can you read the questions and sort them between the ones that have a yes or no answer?

Yes no 2

For the Reception literacy activity, I would like you to have a go at writing a caption for the following pictures. Remember to say your caption aloud before writing it, sound out every word and write down the sounds you can hear. Also remember a capital letter, finger spaces and a full stop at the end.

captions

For your maths activity, I would like you to have a go at this activity called ‘Pirate poundland’. Open the document for a full explanation of the resources you’ll need.

Shopping Pirate Poundland

For Year 1 children, I would like you to head over to BBC Bitesize to complete the daily maths and literacy lesson. Today you will be learning about alliteration and how to find a quarter of amounts.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zjpqqp3/year-1-and-p2-lessons

For your afternoon activity, I would like you to have a go at learning about co-ordinates. Here is a teaching video you can watch, which introduces the concept:

Now look at the grid below:

pirate coordinates

Can you write down all the things you find at these co-ordinates:

  • B4
  • D2
  • A1
  • C4
  • D5
  • C2
  • A5
  • D4

Then, can you write down the co-ordinates of every picture that has a pirate in it?

Enjoy your day Class 1!

Miss Latham

 

Class 1 activities for the day

Happy Wednesday Class 1!

Here are today’s suggested activities:

For phonics, please don’t forget to head to YouTube at these times to watch the daily phonics: Letters and Sounds video.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw

Reception: 10.00 am and then again at 11.00 am if you still need blending support to read cvc words i.e. map and cat

Year 1: 10.30 am

For your reading task, I have some read and respond comprehension activities. Read the text and answer the follow-up questions. The Year 1 document is differentiated, with progressively harder texts, so choose the right one for your reading ability.

Reception:

eyfs reading comp

Year 1:

All about elephants differentiated comprehension

For the Reception Literacy activity, I would like to have a think about what you would need if you were stranded on a deserted Island. Think about:

  • Where would you sleep?
  • What would you eat?
  • What would you cook with?
  • How would you keep yourself safe?
  • How would you get rescued?
  • Where would you get shelter?

Can you write a list of things objects/things that would be useful to you on a deserted island. Don’t forget to sound out each word and write down the sounds you can hear.

For your maths activity, I would like you to look at place value in 2 digit numbers.

Watch this video to learn about place value in numbers to 20:

Then have a go at playing this game, counting the base 10 to identify the numbers. Select numbers up to 29.

https://www.ictgames.com/sharkNumbers/mobile/index.html

sharkNumbers

For the Year 1 activities, I would like you to head over to BBC Bitesize to complete the daily Literacy and Maths activities. Today you will be learning about how to find a quarter of an object and about long ladder letters and joining words.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zjpqqp3/year-1-and-p2-lessons

For your afternoon activity, I would like you to have a go at writing some directions. Can you write directions using the language of forward, backwards, left and right. What would the directions be to get you from start to:

  • The ship
  • The map
  • The treasure
  • The island

Follow these directions to see where you’ll land:

  • From start go forwards 5 squares. Then go left 7 squares.
  • From start go left 4 squares. Then go forwards 4 squares.
  • From the mountain go up 2 squares. Then go right 6 squares.
  • From the island go backwards 1 square. Then go left 4 squares. Then go forwards 2 squares.

pirate directions

Enjoy your day!

Miss Latham

Class 1 home learning for today

Happy Tuesday class 1!

Here are today’s suggested activities:

For phonics, please don’t forget to head to YouTube at these times to watch the daily phonics: Letters and Sounds video.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw

Reception: 10.00 am and then again at 11.00 am if you still need blending support to read cvc words i.e. map and cat

Year 1: 10.30 am

For today’s reading task, I would like you to sort between the real and rubbish words. Year 1 words are on the left and Reception words are on the right. Can you cut out the words, read them and then decide if they are a real word or a rubbish word.

buried treasure buried treasure 3

For the Reception Literacy activity, I would like you to have a go at writing a message in a bottle. Imagine that you are stranded on a desert Island with no phone…your only way of getting help is to send a message in a bottle. What would you say…? Where you are, that you need help, what happened to you? Don’t forget to speak out your sentence before you write it. Sound out each word and write the sounds you can hear.

Here is a message in a bottle frame you can use: Message in a bottle writing frame

For maths, I would like you to have a go at subtracting on a number line. Watch this video to see how you do it:

Then have a go at these subtractions using the number line to help you count back to find the answer:

pirate subtraction

For Year 1 children, I would like you to head over to BBC Bitesize to complete the daily maths and Literacy lesson. Today, you will be learning about how to find half of amounts and descriptive words.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zjpqqp3/year-1-and-p2-lessons

For the afternoon activity, I have a pirate science investigation for you. Can you have a go at using different materials to create a pirate ship that floats? Did your boat float? How would you improve it next time?

Pirate science

I hope you have a lovely day!

Miss Latham

Class 1 activities

Happy Monday class 1!

Here are today’s suggested activities:

For phonics, please don’t forget to head to YouTube at these times to watch the daily phonics: Letters and Sounds video.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw

Reception: 10.00 am and then again at 11.00 am if you still need blending support to read cvc words i.e. map and cat

Year 1: 10.30 am

For your reading activity, please can you log in to bug club, read a book and answer the follow up questions.

For the Reception Literacy activity, I would like you to have a go at writing a wanted poster for the pirate.

Can you think of adjectives to use to describe him when writing simple sentences i.e. He has a black beard? Don’t forget finger spaces, capital letters and a full stop at the end.

Pirate wanted poster

For maths, I would like you to have a go at some subtraction. Have a go at playing this subtraction game:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/subtraction/subtraction-to-10

Then practice your skills by completing these pirate subtractions.

Pirate subtraction

For the year 1s, I’d like you to head over to BBC Bitesize to complete today’s Maths and Literacy activities. In Maths, you will be finding half of an object and in Literacy you will be using action words to write sentences.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zjpqqp3/year-1-and-p2-lessons

For your afternoon activity, I would like you to have a go at the BBC Bitesize music lesson, where you will learn about playing music.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z7x8bqt

Have a lovely day!

Miss Latham