Year 1 – Tuesday 7th April

Good Morning Year 1

Dear parents and children,

We hope you are having a lovely Easter break. It has been lovely to see all of the Easter activities you have emailed in already – keep up the good work!

We have a special treat for you today – Mrs Carter would like to read you a story! You can find this in the video resources section of this post along with other videos read by Year 1 teachers. The password is the same as previously.

Thank you for your support.

Happy Easter!

Year 1 Team

Helpful Reminders

We are still checking our emails regularly and have loved seeing what you are doing. Feel free to email us if you have a question or just want to say hello at: year1@stmarksce.org.uk

You can access our general resources to support your child at home here: Y1 General Resources

Please do not feel like you have to complete all of the activities provided in one day. We have given a variety so that there are options for you to choose what works best for you at home.

Read Write Inc are kindly doing live daily phonics sessions, although they may have stopped this over the Easter holidays. They are at certain times depending on which sounds you would like to practise. We suggest either Set 2 or Set 3 sounds. Find the link here: RWI Phonics

If you are running out of reading material, you can try Oxford Owl.You need to make a free parent account but it gives to access to some Oxford Reading Tree e-books that we use at school. Make sure you are reading a book that is at your child’s band. If they are finding this band too easy, you could try a songbird book from the band above.

Alternatively, you can find free Big Cat ebooks by following the steps linked here: Big Cat ebooks.

Optional Ongoing Activities

As well as the learning tasks we upload each day, there are a few ‘extras’ that you could have a go at, if you get time.

  • Read a book. This can be their school reading book, an e-book or a book from home. 
  • Alternatively, you make like to read an ebook from Oxford Owl or Collins Big Cat.
  • Have stories read to them.
  • Read or spell some key words.
  • Read Write Inc speed sound videos (linked in helpful reminders)
  • Practise naming the letters of the alphabet and sing the alphabet song (capital and lower case).
  • Use phonicsplay or phonicsbloom: Obb and Bob PhonicsPlay /Phonics Bloom link
  • Practise counting from 0-100 (forwards and backwards) or in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s
  • One more and one less than a number (pick from 0-50)
  • Numbots (login is in the back of the reading log)
  • Sing a number bonds song or use Hit the Button (number bonds to 10 or 20): Hit the Button link
  • Spelling: there are no new words over the Easter break, however if you are looking for spellings to practise you can use key words. Find our previous post with all 300 key words here: Key Words

Video Resources

Use the password that was sent out to watch this video.

Ask an adult if you are not sure what the password is!

Year 1, Spring 2 Learning Fun!

Although we have not been in school, the children have produced some fantastic learning during Spring 2. Here is some of the learning they have been doing linked to our project, On the Move! There are some great stories about Mrs Armitage and we have loved seeing all your creative thinking about her new vehicles. We have also loved seeing all the maths learning you have been doing. Keep up the great work Year 1 and thank you to all the parents who have helped them achieve so much over the last couple of weeks.

Year 1 Team

Year 1 – Monday 6th April – Easter Holiday

Good Morning Year 1

Dear parents and children,

We hope you enjoyed your weekend and are safe and well. As we have reached the Easter holidays, we will not be sending work out each day but we will still keep in touch. On this post we have included an RE lesson on the Easter story and a list of ideas for exciting activities you may wish to complete this week. We have also left the section for optional ongoing activities should you wish to carry on with this.

If you’re looking for something extra to do, you can listen to some nursery rhymes. You could see how many you know or even learn a new one! Find them here: Nursery Rhymes

If you want to watch any stories read by us again, you can find them linked at the bottom of this post in the ‘video resources’ section. The password is the same as previously.

Thank you for everything you have done this half term so far. We are still available this week for you to email us with any questions, concerns or if you just want to share your learning.

Happy Easter!

Year 1 Team

Helpful Reminders

We are still checking our emails regularly and have loved seeing what you are doing. Feel free to email us if you have a question or just want to say hello at: year1@stmarksce.org.uk

You can access our general resources to support your child at home here: Y1 General Resources

Please do not feel like you have to complete all of the activities provided in one day. We have given a variety so that there are options for you to choose what works best for you at home.

Read Write Inc are kindly doing live daily phonics sessions. They are at certain times depending on which sounds you would like to practise. We suggest either Set 2 or Set 3 sounds. Find the link here: RWI Phonics

If you are running out of reading material, you can try Oxford Owl.You need to make a free parent account but it gives to access to some Oxford Reading Tree e-books that we use at school. Make sure you are reading a book that is at your child’s band. If they are finding this band too easy, you could try a songbird book from the band above.

Alternatively, you can find free Big Cat ebooks by following the steps linked here: Big Cat ebooks.

Optional Ongoing Activities

As well as the learning tasks we upload each day, there are a few ‘extras’ that you could have a go at, if you get time.

  • Read a book. This can be their school reading book, an e-book or a book from home. 
  • Alternatively, you make like to read an ebook from Oxford Owl or Collins Big Cat.
  • Have stories read to them.
  • Read or spell some key words.
  • Read Write Inc speed sound videos (linked in helpful reminders)
  • Practise naming the letters of the alphabet and sing the alphabet song (capital and lower case).
  • Use phonicsplay or phonicsbloom: Obb and Bob PhonicsPlay /Phonics Bloom link
  • Practise counting from 0-100 (forwards and backwards) or in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s
  • One more and one less than a number (pick from 0-50)
  • Numbots (login is in the back of the reading log)
  • Sing a number bonds song or use Hit the Button (number bonds to 10 or 20): Hit the Button link
  • Spelling: there are no new words over the Easter break, however if you are looking for spellings to practise you can use key words. Find our previous post with all 300 key words here: Key Words

Topic

RE: Read the Easter story using the slides provided here: Easter Story

Have a chat with someone at home about the story:

  • What happened in the story?
  • How did that story make you feel?
  • What were the sad parts of the story?
  • What were the happy parts of the story?

When you are finished talking about the activity, you could have a go at this activity. If you do not have an available printer, you could draw an S-Plan to retell the story or have a go at drawing your own storyboard. Find the activity here: Easter Story Retell

Easter Activities

Here is a list of fun Easter/spring related activities you may wish to have a go at this week. You do not have to complete any of these activities – they are just ideas to keep you busy should you wish to use them. We will post a new list with more exciting activities next week too.

Art/Craft Ideas:
  • Make an Easter Card for someone at home. You could use these slides for inspiration or think of your own idea! Easter Card Ideas
  • Easter themed mindfulness colouring. You could put some relaxing music on while you colour – try your best to stay in the lines! Easter Colouring
  • Create an Easter painting. You could use one of our ideas here or think of your own:
  • Handprint Butterfly – You will need: paint, a paintbrush, paper, glue, colouring pencils/felt tips. You may like to use: googly eyes, scissors, Butterfly Body Templates. Find the instructions here: Butterfly Handprint Instructions
  • Footprint Carrot – You will need: orange paint, coloured card/paper, green card/pipe cleaners/paint, paper, a paintbrush, scissors, sellotape/glue. Find the instructions here: Footprint Carrot Instructions
Active Ideas:
  • Have an Easter Egg hunt around your house or garden. You could make/use your own eggs or print these to hide: Paper Easter Eggs
  • Learn this spring song. When you are finished, see if you can make up your own dance to it. Spring Chicken
  • Help someone at home with some gardening. How many bugs can you spot?
  • Do some Easter baking. You could have a go at one of these recipes or use your own. Please try and use what is already in the cupboard already or collect ingredients when shopping for essentials. BBC Good Food Easter for Kids
Maths Ideas:
  • Have a go at our spring maths activity pack here: Maths Pack
  • Practise the areas listed below by visiting Top Marks Maths’ spring activities page here: Top Marks Easter link
  • Sequence numbers 2/5/10
  • Sequence numbers within 10, 20 or 100
  • Order numbers within 10, 20 or 100

Video Resources

Use the password that was sent out to watch this video.

Ask an adult if you are not sure what the password is!

Year 1 – Friday 3rd April

Good Morning Year 1

Dear parents and children,

We hope you are doing well. If you want to watch any stories read by us again, you can find them linked at the bottom of this post in the ‘video resources’ section. The password is the same as previously.

It is super movers day again! If you’re looking for something extra to do, have a go at one of the video activities linked below:

Super Movers Alphabet

Super Movers Syllables

Super Movers Capital Letters and Full Stops

We have loved reading your emails and seeing all of the fantastic learning you have been doing. Thank you for being fantastic – keep up the good work!

Year 1 Team

Helpful Reminders

We are still checking our emails regularly and have loved seeing what you are doing. Feel free to email us if you have a question or just want to say hello at: year1@stmarksce.org.uk

You can access our general resources to support your child at home here: Y1 General Resources

Please do not feel like you have to complete all of the activities provided in one day. We have given a variety so that there are options for you to choose what works best for you at home.

Read Write Inc are kindly doing live daily phonics sessions. They are at certain times depending on which sounds you would like to practise. We suggest either Set 2 or Set 3 sounds. Find the link here: RWI Phonics

If you are running out of reading material, you can try Oxford Owl.You need to make a free parent account but it gives to access to some Oxford Reading Tree e-books that we use at school. Make sure you are reading a book that is at your child’s band. If they are finding this band too easy, you could try a songbird book from the band above.

Alternatively, you can find free Big Cat ebooks by following the steps linked here: Big Cat ebooks.

Ongoing Daily Activities

  • Read for at least 20 minutes a day. This can be their school reading book or a book from home.
  • Have stories read to them.
  • Read or spell some key words.
  • Practise naming the letters of the alphabet and sing the alphabet song (capital and lower case).
  • Threading/Play dough/Cutting/Colouring/Painting
  • Read Write Inc speed sound videos (linked in helpful reminders)
  • Phonicsplay Obb and Bob (Click: Phase 5 – Revise all Phase 5): https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/PicnicOnPluto.html
  • Phonicsbloom – Phase 5 or 6 (Especially useful if phonicsplay is not working for you) https://www.phonicsbloom.com/
  • Practise writing sentences about a story they know. When writing, please remind them to use full stops, capital letters, neat handwriting and finger spaces.
  • Practise counting from 0-100 (forwards and backwards)
  • Practise counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s
  • Numbots (login is in the back of the reading log)
  • Name some 2D and 3D shapes
  • One more and one less than a number
  • Sing a number bonds song
  • Hit the button (number bonds to 20): https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Spelling: Their spellings this week are:

he

is

are

says

today

there

 

  • You can practise these in a variety of ways:
  • Saying them aloud (you could put them into a song)
  • Writing them down
  • Painting them
  • Put them into a sentence

English – Phonics

As our English activity today, we are focusing on phonics. We will be looking at alternate sounds today (more than one way of writing the same sound). You could watch the Read Write Inc video on Set 2 and 3 sounds live at 10:00 and 10:30 here: RWI Youtube as this would a great start to this activity. Afterwards, the clip is available for 24 hours on the RWI youtube channel.

After practising some speed sounds, have a look at these sounds:

What do you notice about them? What is the same? What is different?

They all make the same sound! They use different letters though.

Sound out and blend these green words. Can you be a great detective and work out which word has which ee/ea/e-e sound?

Alternate ee ea e-e Green Words

Here are some activities you could complete if you would like to continue learning about ee, ea and e-e:

  • Monster Words – Sound out and blend the words. Draw a monster next to the words that are not real words (monster words!). Can you tell someone at home which ee/ea/e-e sound is in the word? Click here: Monster Words ee ea e-e
  • Snakes and Ladders – Roll a dice and move that amount of spaces. Sound out and blend the word before moving to the next person’s turn. If your square has a ladders, you can climb it but if it has a snake, you have to slide down. The winner is the first person to reach the finish square. See if you can tell someone at home which ee/ea/e-e sound the words have. Find the game here: Snakes and Ladders ee ea e-e
  • Phonics Play: Dragons Den! Choose ee (Phase 3), ea or e-e (Phase 5) or enter your own words. Click here:Dragons Den – Phonicsplay 
  • Write each sound on different pieces of paper and see if you can make a word that has an ee/ea/e-e sound in it. You could choose a word from the table above, or think of your own. For example:

Maths

Lesson 4 – Capacity and Volume

Today we are going to have a look at capacity and volume! Have a watch of the video. What words are used to describe the capacity and volume? Before you do the activity, it’s your turn to have an explore! With your grown-up collect some containers. You could use; water bottles, cups, mugs, bowls, spoons, lunch tubs, buckets, jars, containers or anything else you can think of. You could do this outside with the hose or at the kitchen/bathroom sink.

Put some water into two containers. What do you notice about them? Have an explore.

See if you can say some of these sentences:  ‘The ___ is full.’ ‘The ___ is empty.’ ‘The ___ has more than the ____.’ ‘The ___ has less than the ___.’

 

See if you can use these words:

full

empty

half full/empty

nearly full/empty

less than

equal to

greater than

Watch the Lesson 4 Video Here – Weight – Lesson 4 Video 

When you have watched the video, click here to access the activity: Weight Activity – Lesson 4

If you would like the answers, they are attached here: Weight Activity – Lesson 2 ANSWERS

We have prepared some extra challenges for those who would like them. You can find them here: Lesson 4 Challenges

 

 

Topic

RE: Today we are continuing with our concept ‘Sadness to Happiness’. Read the story of ‘The Lonely Tree’ with Miss Jamieson (linked in the video resources section). Adults: We would advise that you watch this story first as it talks about the circle of life. We have read this story to previous year groups but under current circumstances you may decide that you do not want to share it.

When you have read the story, use these slides to chat about what happens: RE: The Lonely Tree – Slides

Then have a go at this activity. If you do not have a printer, you could draw a tree on some paper and draw happy and sad faces. Find the activity here: RE: The Lonely Tree – Activity

Video Resources

Use the password that was sent out to watch this video.

Ask an adult if you are not sure what the password is!

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