Happy Friday Class 1!
I can’t believe we have made it to the end of another week. Just one week to go until we can all have a break. Next week will be an exciting one, as we’re having a ‘Chinese New Year week’. I have lots of fun activities planned for you.
First, let’s take a look at what I have planned for you today.
9.00- 9.30 EYFS Phonics and Early writing
Today we will be learning the ‘er’ sound, an alternative way of writing the ‘ur’ sound we learnt last week. As a follow up task, I have the Phonics ‘bang’ game for you to play. Can you read the ‘ur’ and ‘er’ words?
Download it here to print. You will need to scroll down to the very last slide:
Reception Phonics follow up tasks phase 3 .
Year 1 phonics:
Please follow the link to watch today’s lesson, where you will be looking at the alternative ways of spelling the long ‘oo’ sound. Don’t forget to join in with the video, saying and reading the sounds and words.
Your follow up task for after the lesson is to use these alternative graphemes to practice writing/spelling some words. The answers are on the sheet, so you will need to cover them up and then look after to check.
All follow up tasks for the week can be printed off here:
9.50- 10.30 Year 1 Live Literacy Lesson
Today, we will be finishing off our stories for our own versions of ‘The Paper Bag Princess’.
10.50- 11.50 Maths Live Lesson
We will be finishing off our work on addition and subtraction today. We will be using our skills to solve the addition and subtraction sentences, then comparing our answers using the terms, ‘more than’, ‘less than’ and ‘equal to’ and also the signs < > and =.
Here are the Year 1 follow up worksheets, with the answers below:
For an extra challenge, why don’t you have a go at working out this Ture or false statement? Have the number sentences been compared correctly? How do you know?
For my reception children, I have a little problem for you to solve. Can you work out which pirate had the most treasure? How do you know? Work out the additions and subtractions using the skills we have learned counting forwards and backwards on a number line, number track or using the 10 frames. Alternatively, you could draw jottings to help you solve the problem or resources you have around the house i.e. actual coins. There are 2 levels of challenge. Please pick the one appropriate for your child.
12.00- 12.20 Storytime, snack and chat
For your afternoon activity today, I have another STEM challenge for you.
Can you use different materials you have around the house to build your own bridge to help the knight get back across the moat to the castle? Use any of these materials:
- Wooden blocks
- Junk modelling
- Straws etc
First it will be helpful to look at existing bridges. How do engineers make sure the bridges are strong enough for people to travel over? What would happen if bridges weren’t strong? What materials and shapes do they build to make bridges strong? What this video to find out more:
When you watched the video and sourced materials from around your home, it is time to get designing your bridge.
Here is your design criteria:
- It must be longer than 20 cm
- It must be off the ground
- It must be strong enough to hold an object
When your design is finished, built your bridge and test it out. Is it strong enough to hold a person? Why not see by putting a doll or figurine on your bridge to see if it collapses.
When you have tested it out, I would like you to evaluate your bridge design. What was good about it? What could be improved? Year 1s can write their evaluation. EYFS children can have their evaluation scribed.
Download the sheet here:STEM castle bridge challenge
I would love to see some of your designs, so don’t forget to send a picture to my email address.
Have a lovely weekend!