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YEAR 1 2019 - 2020

Ms Challenor

Miss Jackson

 
enlightenedMs Challenor’s email: helenchallenor@castleprimary.co.uk
 
enlightenedYou might like to watch the short film 'While We Can't Hug', which is about two friends, a tortoise and a hedgehog, who have found lots of ways to show each other they care without touching. Click here to view on the YouTube website.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
enlightenedAudible from Amazon - free audiobooks for kids, no login required. Click here to access the resources.
 
 
enlightenedBBC Bitesize Daily: Maths, English and other lessons from Monday 20th April, via BBC Iplayer (click here) or via the Red Button. Click here for daily lesson plans via the BBC Bitesize website. These might be useful as part of your daily routine.
 
 
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Learning from Home: Pack for Week Beginning 8th June
 
Keep doing Homework Books, Education City and TT Rockstars
 
Writing: Finish the new Pie Corbett English Booklet. The booklet is two weeks’ worth of work, so it would be great if you could complete the whole thing by Friday 12th June. Year 1 and Year 2 have different books to download - see ‘Learning Links and Downloads’ below. No printer? Answers on paper are just as good.
 
Phonics: Revise the /ure/ and /ear/ trigraphs
 
Reading: Read daily for pleasure and try to answer some questions from the KS1 reading mat 
 
Spellings:
Year 1s:     The sound /ch/ spelt ‘tch’ or ‘ch’
                    HFWs:   saw   about   came   make   time
Year 2s:     the letters ‘tion’ which sound like the sounds /shun/
                   Helpful Words:     try   tried    cry   cried    reply   replied
 
Mathematics: We are learning to… apply our number skills to solve reasoning puzzles. Use your knowledge of tens and ones, and counting forwards and back in 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s. Try to think how and why you know the answers to develop your reasoning skills.
N.B. These are our Year 1 objectives. Mrs Lord has set Education City work for Year 2. However, Year 2s may of course use our resources below as extra practice!
 
Wider Learning
This week, we will be looking at all things Sunflowers!
 
Science: Learn about the life cycle of a sunflower (link below). You could also investigate seed dispersal, which is the different ways plants spread their seeds. Can you find any interesting seeds while you are out and about? You might have already planted some sunflower seeds, or you might like to have a go in the next few weeks ready for the summer holiday.
 
Art: Look at the famous Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh using the BBC Bitesize and Tate Kids links below. Observe some photos of sunflowers carefully, noticing the colours and shapes (link below). Then make your own version of Van Gogh’s sunflowers. Try really hard to copy Van Gogh's style. You could paint, draw or collage.
 
Geography: Vincent van Gogh was from Holland, which is in a country called The Netherlands. Can you find The Netherlands on a world atlas (map) or globe? There is also a map reading challenge below for you to have a go at, if you like!
 
Learning Links and Downloads (click to access)
Year 1 Spelling: Activity      PDF     Word Doc
Mathematics: Place Value/Counting Reasoning Worksheets    PDF   Word Doc   Click Here For The Answers (PDF)
Mathematics: 200 Rectangle    PDF   Word Doc
Wider Learning (Science): Sunflower Life Cycle Cut and Stick   PDF    Word Doc
Wider Learning (Art): Sunflower Images   PDF   Word Doc
Wider Learning (Geography): Small-scale Map Task   PDF   Word Doc
 
 
 
 
Learning from Home: Pack for Week Beginning 1st June
 
Keep doing Homework Books, Education City and TT Rockstars
 
Writing: Start the first half of the new Pie Corbett English Booklet. The booklet is two weeks’ worth of work, so it would be great if you could complete the whole thing by Friday 12th June. Year 1 and Year 2 have different books to download - see ‘Learning Links and Downloads’ below. No printer? Answers on paper are just as good.
 
Phonics: Revise the /or/ sound, which is spelt in different ways: or, aw and au
 
Reading: Read daily for pleasure and try to answer some questions from the KS1 reading mat 
 
Spellings:
Year 1s: Spell the days of the week
Year 2s: Rule: a few common words with the /l/ sound at the end are spelt with ‘il’ or ‘al’
 
Mathematics: Identify a range of 2D shapes and describe some of their properties.
N.B. These are our Year 1 objectives. Mrs Lord has set Education City work for Year 2. However, Year 2s may of course use our resources below as extra practice!
 
Wider Learning (Science): Plant a seed or bean. Begin a bean/seed diary, which we will fill in each week as the plant grows. You might like to use the template below or make your own on paper. You can use diagrams, measurements and written descriptions to record the progress of your plant’s growth.
 
Wider Learning (DT/Science): Edible parts of plants. Look at the Education City Science folder for this week. We will be looking at the edible parts of different plants. How many different plant parts have you got in your kitchen? Can you design or find a recipe or meal that has all the different parts of a plant in it. e.g stalk, leaves, seeds, fruits? Perhaps you could make a salad, quiche or soup. You could photograph your meal, draw and label it, or write a set of instructions as a recipe. It’s totally up to you!
 
Wider Learning (Art/Computing): Have a go at making digital art with Waffle the Wonder Dog! Link below.
 
Learning Links and Downloads (click to access)
Year 1 Spelling: Rule Poster   PDF    Word Doc 
Year 1 Spelling: Activity     PDF     Word Doc
Wider Learning (Science): Bean Diary   PDF   Word Doc
 
 
 
 
English
Our English Topic is ‘Fairytales with a Twist’.
Home Learning Targets
  1. Homework Book: continue to work through the English homework book.
  2. Reading: read daily for pleasure.
  3. Education City: access Education City every week and complete the English activities.
  4. Phonics/Spelling: try to learn some spellings each week too, which I will set separately for Year 1 and Year 2. Weekly I will set:
  • 1 taught spelling rule per week. This will be a worksheet or handwriting sheet but you can also use the spelling activity challenge cards for other fun ways to learn spellings.
  • Some phonics videos or games to access online
  1. Writing: apply all the skills to writing texts regularly - English and Wider Learning set tasks, diaries, letters, stories, non-fiction book pages….any and all writing practice is good – it’s the trickiest skill to master when learning English, so needs the most practice!
 
Reading and Writing – Additional Resources
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Spelling/Phonics & Handwriting – Additional Resources to Download
You might like to use the handwriting sheets as intended, or they can be used as word lists for your own spelling activities and games. It is recommended that you try to learn 1 taught rule per week and 5 HFWs or CEWs.
Click to download:
 
Useful Spelling/Phonics Links - click to visit:
 
Mathematics
Home Learning Targets
  1. Children should continue to work through their Mathematics homework book.
  2. Children should also access Education City every week and complete the Mathematics activities.
  3. Keep logging onto TT Rock Stars at least 3 times a week to practise times tables. Ms Challenor will be monitoring usage weekly.
  4. Keep doing practical Maths that you don’t have to prep loads of extra resources for – examples could be cooking, measuring (e.g. if you’re doing any adult-supervised DIY in the home or garden), telling the time, games, etc.
 
Useful Mathematics Links/Downloads - click to visit/download:
 
 
Wider Learning
Our Science Topic all term is ‘Plants’.
Our Geography Topic is ‘Mapping and Fieldwork’.
Our History Topic is ‘The Royal Family’.
Our Art Topic is ‘Digital Art’.
Our DT Topic is ‘Preparing Food’.
 
 
 
Other Useful Resources for Learning from Home
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