Welcome to Year 1
We went on a bear hunt!!
Tuesday 15th September 2020
All they children in Year 1 have settled in very well and have thoroughly enjoyed all the activities we have been doing. This week we have been reading the book ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’. The children made their own story maps, binoculars and have acted out the story. The sun was shining this morning so we decided to go outside and have our own bear hunt. The children retold the story as we walked past each obstacle such as:
Long wavy grass, the deep cold river, the thick oozy mud, the swirling whirling snowstorm, the big dark forest and finally the narrow gloomy cave.
Welcome to Year 1
It was lovely seeing some of you at the picnic on Wednesday and I am looking forward to teaching you next year. I have prepared a video for you to watch which may help you feel a bit more excited about coming to Year 1.
Hope you all have a lovely summer.
Home Learning 2020
Screencast welcome message from Mrs Trott to the Year 1 and soon to be Year 2 children.
Week 14 - Last Week of School!
W/C 13th July 2020
Good Morning Year 1,
This is our final week of school and home learning. We just wanted to take this time to say how proud we are of each and every one of you. This has been a difficult year and you have all worked so hard and been so positive. Even though we have not had a full year with you it has been a pleasure teaching you.
We are looking forward to seeing you all at the picnic and hearing about how you have all been getting on. Have a great summer and make sure you come back in September ready to learn.
The activities we have included are to get you to reflect on the year you have had and think about starting September as year 2 children.
We have also included some pictures to show you what a successful year you have all had:
W/C 6th July 2020
Hello year 1, hope you are all well and staying safe, fit and active. Mainly because it should have been our annual sports day last Friday, which is a special occasion that sadly like many other fun events had to be postponed this year. However, all is not lost as thanks to some amazing efforts from Miss Webster, Mr Ward, Mr Palmer and some sporty Year 6’s there will still be a Ladbrooke house sports cup competition this year!
The challenge has been laid to take part in a unique series of events known as the ‘Sock Olympics’. From the link below you will find an attachment with details of how to do your bit to help your house get their hands on the trophy!
Amongst some suggested fun challenges there are five sock Olympic events that we recommend maybe performing one for each day of the week and keeping a record of your scores.
Note: The children attending school will also be performing these events on a daily basis.
At the end of the week, email your scores to us and we will enter them into the class leader board which then along with all the other class results will decide who wins the house cup!
Will it be Chester, Lincoln or York? It’s going to be close, so make sure you pull your socks up, play fair and give your best efforts for your team, the game is on!
Doing regular exercise is an important part of looking after ourselves to keep our bodies active and healthy. So to is taking care of what we put inside us to give us the energy to do things. Eating a balanced diet as well as enjoying plenty of fruit and vegetables makes sure our bodies have what they need to help us always be at our physical best and grow up strong.
To fit in with health and fitness week our working story is all about vegetables. There are strange going ons at the supermarket at night and the other vegetables have noticed that those crafty, creeping carrots are up to something. Click on the link to hear Mr Smith read the tale of ‘Carrot Club’.
Now that you have heard the story there are a number of activities below to choose from for your work this week.
Perhaps have a go at making your own healthy tasty treats a home, please ask an adult to help you.
Have a fabulous, active, healthy week everyone and don’t forget to send us pictures of your work along with your Sock Olympic scores.
On your marks, get set……. GO!
W/C 29th June 2020
Hello Year 1!
Hope you are all well and have been enjoying the lovely sunshine we have had so far! This week we will be looking at the book ‘The cautious caterpillar’. ClIck on the link below to see and hear Mrs Petrou read the story:
This is a lovely story and seems to be best suited to the situation the children have been faced with so far. Therefore may be a good idea to have some discussion based on this story. Below will be a few tasks you can complete with your child. Looking forward to seeing your work!
W/C 22nd June 2020
Good morning Year 1, we hope you are all staying well and have enjoyed the recent weekend sunshine. It was so lovely to see and hear about some of the wonderful work you produced last week when working on the activities from our chosen book that Mrs Petrou read ‘The Messy Magpie’.
Hopefully not only did you have fun completing the tasks, but also learned a bit more about recycling and how we can all do our part to keep our Earth clean, safe and healthy.
This week we shall be working on another book called ‘The Day The Crayons Quit’ by Drew Daywalt.
Click on the link below to hear Mr Smith read you the story and then throughout the week there are activities to attempt related to the story. As ever we look forward to seeing what you can do.
To attempt the tasks you can re-watch and pause the video as needed to get further information about each crayon or if helps a list can be found here - Crayon's Problems
Activity links to choose from:
As well as some maths work about the crayons we are going to continue with work on our fractions. This week we are focusing on quarters ¼
A quarter is when you share objects, items or numbers by four making sure each quarter is an equal share of the original whole. Sometimes it can be explained by halving and then halving again.
For example, if the staff in Year 1 were given 8 pens by Miss Webster to share between the 4 adults in our class we would have to divide them up equally else it would not be fair. Sharing them in half between the teachers and the teachers assistants (TA’s) would mean the two teachers and two TA’s getting 4 each to then share between them. Then we would split both groups in half again sharing the 4 teacher’s pens and 4 TA’s pens giving 2 to each adult.
So overall Mrs Petrou would get 2, Mr Smith would be given 2, Miss Edgar would have 2 and Mrs Huntley would also receive 2 meaning we have shared the pens out equally by dividing them into quarters.
In these maths activities you will be helping Farmer Jake divide his farm animals into four equal sized fields and some quadruplets (4 children born at the same time) with their birthday celebrations.
Also there are some reasoning activity cards to work through (preferably adult assisted with the guidance prompts) to help you understand quarters further, good luck.
Animals To Colour - Use different colours like Duncan did
Have a colourful week everyone!
Monday 15th June 2020
Good Morning Year 1!
Hope you all had a lovely weekend and enjoyed the sunshine!
You have all been working so hard so we thought you could have a bit of a rest this week. Since our topic theme this term is ‘It's a Wonderful World’. We thought it would be a good idea to have a Recycling week as keeping our world clean and learning to recycle plays a big part in looking after our world wonderful.
We have provided a few resources below to give you ideas on what you could work through this week. You can choose to do some or all of the activities and/or you may even have some other ideas of your own which you could do that involve recycling.
We look forward to seeing the lovely work you complete.
To introduce the topic we have found a lovely story about a Messy Magpie.
Click on the link below to listen to the story and also see your teacher reading it.
Activity links to choose from:
Art and DT
Hope you have a lovely week!
Monday 8th June 2020
Morning year 1!
Hope you are all well and had a good weekend. The weather has changed slightly but hopefully we can have the lovely sunshine back soon.
We have some exciting news for you!
This week we have recorded ourselves introducing a lesson so that you can all get to see us! We know it has been difficult and you are all missing school and your friends so hopefully this will give you a boost to keep working hard! We will put a link on the lessons so look out for words screencast-o-matic. This will not be for every lesson but hopefully once we get the hang of it we can try provide more lessons for you. Please be patient with us as the videos are not perfect and you may notice this is out of our comfort zone. Hopefully each video we do will get better!!
English. This week we will be looking at the book 'The Gruffalo's Child'. All the work for english will be based on this book: Click the link below to watch my video on adjectives:
For maths we will be looking at Half of a shape and a number.
Topic - What is North America like?
Tuesday 9th June 2020
Morning year 1!
Hope you all enjoyed the work set yesterday and my video on ‘The Gruffalo’s Child’. Today we will continue to look at ‘The Gruffalo’s Child’ and will be completing worked based on the same story.
Maths - Follow the link below for a powerpoint provided. You will get to hear my voice in this link...I was not camera ready on this day!!
Topic - What is South America like?
Wednesday 10th June 2020
Good morning year 1 and a happy Wednesday to you all.
Today we will be continuing to look at the book ‘The Gruffalo’s Child’ by Julia Donaldson. If you think you need a refresh of the story then you can re-hear the tale (Sadly not with Mrs Petrou reading it this time) by clicking this link.
Now you have a task to firstly draw a picture of the three main characters then try to come up with some words to describe what you like about each of them. Remember our uses of adjectives to help.
For example, you could say you like how purple the Gruffalo’s spikes are or how brave the Gruffalo’s child was during her scary adventures. We look forward to seeing what amazing descriptions of the creatures you can come up with.
For our numeracy work please follow the link below for a provided PowerPoint work through (You will get to hear Mr Smith’s voice today in this video). In this session we will be looking at finding half of a set of objects with the help of some sea loving swashbucklers called Pirate Jack and Pirate Jenny as we carry on with our work with fractions.
Powerpoint - https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cY1QoICXmX
Maths - Half of a set of objects (We would recommend attempting the 2 or 3 star challenge)
Topic - What is Antarctica like?
Thursday 11th June 2020
Good morning Year 1.
We all love to read books and one of the best things about it is then getting to share experiences of our favourite stories with others. For today’s activity you are to write about your best part of the story and draw a picture of it too.
Re-read/watch the tale of The Gruffalo’s Child by Julia Donaldson.
On the worksheet (or in your book if you cannot print the page) draw a picture to help you show your favourite part of the story and then think of some sentences to write about it. Remember to include capital letters, full stops and finger spaces as well as trying to use adjectives to help with your reasons.
For example you could write: My best part of the story was when the clever mouse tricked the young Gruffalo’s child into not eating him up for dinner.
Maths - In this session we will be continuing our work on fractions, but this time it shall involve something that we all look forward to…. lunch! Again you have a video read through by Mr Smith to introduce the task and our activity to complete.
Well done on going through the online lessons with a special thank you to Miss Harris at the Oak National Academy we have now visited all seven continents. Hopefully you have learned something new about them that you didn’t before, we certainly have. We are now going to look at some of the animals that live on planet Earth and share our wonderful world with us.
Watch the video about Fantastic Animals and then answer the questions provided below. You might recognise someone in the clip helping you find out some amazing facts about these incredible creatures.
Friday 12th June 2020
Good Morning Year 1!
Hope you have enjoyed all your English activities for the book 'The Gruffalo's Child'. We have only had a few children consistantly sending us work. Thank you to everyone who has been sending us work. It has been so lovely to see the children working hard. I know you are all very busy but it would be lovely to hear how children are getting on. Hope you have also enjoyed our videos this week as you can imagine it was a difficult task for us but it makes it all worth it if the children enjoy them.
For english today you will be continuing to do work from the story. Today you are going to think about the mouse. He has been very clever and has once again managed to trick a Gruffalo. Complete the worksheet provided below and tell us what you think was clever about his trick.
This week for maths you looked at finding half of a shape and an number. We have provided you with a worksheet to see what you have learnt so far and if you can complete the workshee using the skills you have learnt throughout the week.
Following on from the lovely powepoint Mr Smith provided for you, you can choose your favourite animal and complete an art lesson. There are lots of links on youtube where you can draw different animals with a step by step guide. Here are a few you can choose from:
Elephant - https://youtu.be/Xh_BNESu9ZI
Giraffe - https://youtu.be/DGMvncx97iI
Lion - https://youtu.be/phnPP-7iobo
Hope you have fun drawing your animals. Looking forward to seeing how they turn out!
Have a lovely weekend!!
Monday 1st June 2020
Topic - What is a continent?
Tuesday 2nd June 2020
Good Morning year 1.
Hope you all had a lovely half term. This week you will be completing work based on yourselves.
Topic - What is Europe like?
Wednesday 3rd June 2020
Good Morning year 1. Hope you have enjoyed the sunshine.
Topic - What is Australasia like?
Thursday 4th June 2020
Good Morning year 1. Hope you have enjoyed learning about the different countries so far. Just want to say thank you to everyone who have been sending us over the work they have been doing. It has been lovely to see you all working hard.
For English you will be creating a wanted poster from the story 'Little Red Riding Hood'. If you have this story at home please read it before. If not you can follow the link:
Topic - What is Africa like?
Friday 5th June 2020
Good Morning Year 1!
Ext - See if you can measure different objects around the house using a ruler and order them starting from the shortest.
Topic - What is Asia like?
Good Morning Year 1!
Hope you are all well and staying safe. You have all been working so hard the past few weeks and we have been so proud with all the work you have been showing us.
Follow the link below to get some ideas of what you can do. I am sure you will all come up with plenty more ideas. Looking forward to seeing your lovely work!
Link: Art week ideas
Week 6 - Day 1
Good Morning Year 1!
Hope you all had a lovely weekend and are staying safe. Thank you to everyone who has been sending us their work. It has been lovely to see you all working so hard and enjoying the activities. Keep up the good work.
Look at the daily overview links to see full details of the work provided.
A note from Mrs Trott in Y2 - it will be good for the children in Y1 to be able to read the time at 0'clock and half past the hour. It is also great if they know quarter past. Obviously if they can do more, then feel free, but we do a lot more on the quarter hours and 5 minute intervals in Y2.
Week 6 - Day 2
Good Morning Year 1!
Hope you are all well and staying safe. Here is the overview of today's lessons:
For your phonics lesson today you are going to play a game of ‘I spy’. Look at the worksheet provided. The children will look at the worksheet and write down what they can see.
There is a checklist worksheet as well, but do not let the children see this as we would like them to try and spell the words they can see themselves.
Once they have written down everything they can see they can use the checklist to see if they missed anything and also check their spelling. If there are a few words they found tricky you can try practice these and revisit every few days.
Complete the worksheet provided and write the clock times. There are different levels of challenge so choose the worksheet you feel your child will be more confident with and you can always complete more than one.
We usually focus on o'clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to. If you think your child is able to do these times confidently then you can try teach them the digital times and be more specific. E.g. 3:15, 4:10.
Topic (Fitness challenge)
Choose a Fitness challenge from worksheet provided.
Week 6 - Day 3
Morning Year 1!
Hope you are all well and have been working hard. Thank you for sending over your work it has been lovely to see children learning and having fun!
Today for phonics you will complete a reading comprehension. There are 3 different types of levels for this activity and answer sheets. Please choose the level you think is best for your child before starting. You might still need to support your child with the reading but see if they can have a go on their own.
Complete the worksheet provided.
The children will have to match the analogue clocks to the times provided.
You will need a few colouring pencils for this activity. If you do not have colouring pencils you can draw a small picture to show the clocks that match.
Topic (Fitness challenge)
Choose a Fitness challenge from worksheet provided.
There is a ‘Hot chocolate breathing’ exercise on the fitness challenge page. This is the link if you would like to do this activity.
Week 6 - Day 4 - 14th May 2020
Happy Thursday Year 1!
We are so pleased to hear that children are enjoying the daily fitness challenges and feel free to complete more of them at your own leisure. They are given to us from CSE (Mr Palmer’s organisation) so apologies if a couple of the link are incorrect or have been removed. A new list will be provided for next week too.
Today for English you will have another reading comprehension challenge. This time the format is of a non fiction text (Newspaper report). You may be familiar with characters and events in the report and it is taken from still one of our favourite stories to read.
Note: You might still need to support your child with the reading yet see if they can have a go on their own first.
Well done on your amazing work with time so far this week Year 1. We are very impressed with the worksheets, pictures, emails and even videos we’ve seen of you hard at work and even helping your adults to tell the time too.
We are next going to look at a bit of mastery. This generally means that not only can we tell the time, but we can also answer questions and help solve problems using what we know about how it works and the rules for when reading or writing it.
Note for adults: There are two sets of questions that ideally should be performed with adult support (further guidance is provided on the worksheets). A tougher challenge involving half past values is available or just continue using to the hour (o’clock) if you feel they need more practice in this area first.
Topic (What a Wonderful World):
A few weeks back we began looking at the continents of the world by filling in our booklets with lots of important information and fabulous facts that you found out. We loved seeing the work and research that was send to us and some facts discovered were even things we didn’t know before either!
Today we will continue with our Wonderful World work. Re-watch the seven continents song and this time focus on the size and shape of the different continents as you watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35V2dm7JIwE
Now there is a continents cut and stick activity for you to carefully cut out and position the continents correctly on a blank world map. Once in place, colour them in and label with their correct names.
Hint: Some of the continents might overlap (i.e. a part of one might go on top or under another).
Note: If you do not have printing facilities you could trace/draw the outline of the continents in their correct place, accuracy need not be too specific.
Extension: Can you list/draw any animals that are native (live) on those continents? Look at your booklet to help.
Good luck and have a lovely day.
Week 6 - Day 5 - 15th May 2020
Good morning everyone!
English (Picture prompts):
You have worked so well in your phonics and English this week answering questions using a video we watched or the information you found out while reading different pieces of text. Today you will have a few questions (with a picture prompt) for you to decide what has happened or what will happen next. There are no real right or wrong responses so long as you relate your answer to the question. Knowing the amazing range of ideas and imagination we have across our class we are sure there will be some superb replies which we would then love to hear about.
There are four questions to answer from so choose 1, 2, 3 or all 4 to complete and wow us with your independent insights.
Ok it is time to put our hard work and practice on telling the time this week to the test. Below are links to a couple of online time related maths games.
This one will show you a clock face with a time and a number of possible answer choices. Be careful when reading the time, remembering which hand is which as the game will try to trick you with some crafty wrong answers shown in an attempt to fool you.
For this next game a clock face is shown and a time is given for the children to move the hands to the correct positions before clicking on check to see if they are right.
Note: Both games have options to vary the difficulty of the questions, so adjust the settings to suit your child. However, try to encourage the children to attempt some harder questions and/or make it into a child vs adult challenge to see who can answer the most. The game is on!
As we have done before in our ICT you are going to type a short message about what you have been up to and email in (with adult help) to tell us all about it. We didn’t have an ICT section last week due to the Bank Holiday and VE Day celebrations, so you have a few weeks worth of events to tell us about. Also the staff video message was posted earlier this week (on our school website homepage) so if you saw it, feel free to let us know what you thought in your own message.
For example, we were left wondering if Mrs Friend has worn anything else other than her pyjamas for the whole time and if it has been so long the picture of Mr Ward is actually with his own hair?
We received some fabulous messages last time and hope to do so again.
If you cannot email in, do not worry and perhaps get the children to write their news into a word processing program, save it and then they can even return to add to it weekly?
There are still the weekly suggested PE workouts to do if you are feeling energetic and keep up the Numbots and Reading Eggs work as well. Already we have so many certificates awarded from them to give out when we finally return to school, well done.
Hope you have a fabulous Friday and enjoy your weekend Year 1!
Day 5 - BANK HOLIDAY FRIDAY
No work will be set this Friday. If you would like some activities refer back to booklet.
Have a lovely restful bank holiday and enjoy the sunshine! :)
Sorry today's draw your own elephant link on daily plan was incorrect - Elephant Draw
Also there is to be no additional homework set for over Easter so you can use your time to complete the past few weeks worth of work or complete some pages from your recent phonic sounds booklet.
Either way have a fabulous break, stay safe and look after yourselves and others.
Take care, Mrs Petrou and Mr Smith
ICT programming from A to B(eebots)
This term in ICT we have been looking at reading, following and writing our own algorithms. Yes, it might be a big word, yet we now know it means a set of sequenced instructions for a computer program or code for a programmable toy (such as a beebot) / software application package to follow.
We applied carefully thought out logic to instruct a digital beebot to make their way around a garden path to get to the flower on the iPads, directed the beebot to a chosen letter (picked by our partner) on an online emulator using a laptop then programmed a physical (real) beebot toy to successfully navigate around a maze on our classroom floor.
We all had lots of fun and learnt that it’s ok if you get the sequence wrong as we can retrace our steps to work out what we need to do to correct it for the next time we set the beebot off on another adventure.
Also we have been shooting videos of ourselves performing various movements thinking about keeping the camera steady, the distance we need to stand and/or using the zoom function efficiently, down to even what is in the background of our filming.
People who help us
As part of our ‘Marvellous Me’ topic we have been looking at people who help us to have better lives. Whether it be from scientific contributions in the past e.g. Louis Pasteur and the discovery of vaccines, which make us better when we are poorly to everyday and often unsung heroes like doctors, police men and women, firefighters, vets, nurses and lollipop people who assist us with crossing the road safely.
Year 1 discussed together about how these amazing folk go above and beyond the call of duty to make sure everyone can live in a safe, secure world and get the help they required when it is most needed.
The children then chose one role model to make a cone puppet of and wrote an explanation as to why they’d selected that person.
Here are a few reasons they gave:
I picked the firefighter because ‘They put out fires and save cats’
I chose the policeman because ‘They chase baddies’
I nominated the builder because ‘My Daddy is a builder and helps make houses for people to live and be warm in'
I selected the vet because 'They help animals when they are poorly'
Our Trip to Whipsnade Zoo
On Wednesday 4th July 2018, year 1 went to Whipsnade Zoo. Our topic this term is ‘Our Wonderful World’ and we have been learning all about animals, their habitats and what animal group they are in. Throughout the day we got to see many different animals such as, a crocodile, a penguin, giraffes, brown bears, penguins, and many more.
We also went to a workshop called ‘Fur, Feathers and Scales’. The children discussed the differences between reptiles, mammals and birds. They then had the opportunity to handle real objects from the natural world, from a lion skin to an ostrich egg. They used descriptive words to label and sort the animals into groups. At the end of the workshop they had a surprise guest which was Cornelius the corn snake. This was very exciting and we had some brave children who were not afraid to pet the snake.
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