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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
- 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:
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:
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
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