Rabbits Class Home Learning

Rabbits' Home Learning

 Hi Everyone, 

I just wanted to share the amazing Lego space stop motion videos the children have put together. They created their own picture story board, made all of their settings and picked their characters. Then they worked together to take hundreds of photos, thinking about how they could add movement. I am sure you will agree, they are fantastic! Mrs Keeves

Kaiden, Isabelle and Oscar  Stop-Motion-3.MOV

George, Ophelia and Holly Stop-Motion-2.MOV

Reuben, Seren and Olivia Stop-Motion-1.MOV

 

 

Week Commencing 13.07.2020

I cannot believe that it is the last week of our school year. I hope you have enjoyed the amount of time spent in year 1 and I know you will be superstars in year 2. This week I have planned some nice activities so you can enjoy your last week. There will be no Oak Academy this week.

Spellings 

 Although there will be no spelling test this week it is worthwhile to practice spellings on Spelling Shed. This week your spellings will have the 'aw' and 'au' sound in.

Spellings-aw-and-au.pdf

Teddy Bears Picnic

As we have been completing lots of work on Brian's picnic I thought you might like to plan and hold your own. The weather should be nice this week so can you make an invitation inviting someone to your picnic. It could be your Mum or Dad or even your dog! Don't forget they must bring a teddy bear! 

Your invitation should contain the following information:

Who you are inviting.

What you are inviting them to.

Where your picnic is.

What time and date your picnic will be.

Don't forget to send pictures of your invitations and picnics to our class email address.

Maths

Have a go at these activities.

Money mat - Have a look at the questions and use the mat to help you work out how much each letter in the words is worth. For example; if the question asks me to make the word RAT I would find r, a and t on my mat like the picture below.

SnipImage1  I can see that the value of r is 2p, the value of a is 1p and the value of t is 1p. Then add them together to find the total. 2p+1p+1p = 4p.

Can you answer all of the questions? There are two mats with different sets of coins on if children would like a challenge. 

In addition, why not have a go at these maths colouring sheets. Please pick the sheet most suited to your child.

Summer-Subtraction-and-addition.pdf 

Science

I think you all know how much I like bright colours and rainbows so here are a couple of fun, bright experiments to try at home. Have a go at making a prediction of what you think might happen and then see if you are right. 

Paper-Towel-Colour-Mixing.pdf

Skittle-Colour-Mixing-Science-Experiment.pdf

Reflection on year 1

Can you think about you favourite moments of being in year 1? What did you like the most? Who did you play with? What is your favourite memories? I have three favourite memories.

Number 1 - when we all recreated the Battle of Hastings outside in the playground!

Number 2 - Every time we all sang Disney songs together!

Number 3 - How proud I was of everyone of you when you performed your Christmas production - you were so amazing!

I wonder what memories you can remember. Can you write them on the sheet below. You could even draw a picture to go with them.

t-t-29006-end-of-the-year-writing-activity-sheet-ver-4.pdf

 

 

 

Week Commencing 06.07.2020

Please follow the Oak Academy website for lessons on Maths and Science. Please watch the lessons and take part in the activities. I have provided some additional activities which your child could have a go at.
https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-1#schedule

Maths

Follow the Oak Academy.

In addition

Year-1-CONSOLIDATION-Weight-volume.pdf

Year-1-Comparing-Capacity.pdf

Capacity-Challenge-Questions.pdf

Science

Oak National Academy 

In addition

What would happen if we lost one of our five senses? Would that make life difficult for us? How would things be different? Discuss this with an adult and complete the resource below.

Senses.pdf

English

Continue to complete the Brian Bear Talk for Writing booklet. This week we will be creating our own shopping lists for our planned picnic using lots of fantastic adjectives to make our writing more exciting. If you have finished the Brian Bear booklet I have attached the latest one below. 

Y1-Bob-Bubble.pdf

Please continue to practise your sounds and reading. Oxford Owl now have free eBooks for children to access at home on a tablet or computer. There are a selection of Read Write Inc books similar to the ones we use at school (we are on blue books) and other stories for children to practice reading. Please continue to listen to your children read daily.
You can access them by signing up at https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

Spellings


Well done to everyone using Spelling Shed on a regular basis. I have given you all some honey pots as a reward for your hard work! Remember keep practising!

Spellings this week are based on the digraphs /oa/ (like goat) and /oe/ (like toe).

Spellings-oa-and-oe.pdf

Creative Tasks

Amazing-Astronauts.pptx

Wk-6-6.7.20-Creative-Tasks.pdf

t-t-2547754-a-day-in-the-life-of-an-astronaut-activity-sheet-ver-1.pdf

strawrocket-measurements.pdf

strawrocket-instructions.pdf

 

 

 

Week Commencing 29.06.2020

Please follow the Oak Academy website for lessons on Maths and Science. Please watch the lessons and take part in the activities. I have provided some additional activities which your child could have a go at.
https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-1#schedule

Maths
Follow the Oak Academy.

In addition: 

Can you make fairy cakes and decorate them using an equal amount of decorations on each? Are there any decorations left over?

Y1-Summer-Block-1-PPT2-Make-equal-groups-2020.pptx

Y1-Summer-Block-1-PPT6-Make-equal-groups-grouping-2020.pptx 

Science

Follow the Oak Academy

English

Continue to complete the Brian Bear Talk for Writing booklet. This week we will be making our own invitations to invite someone we know to a picnic. We will also be writing thank you letters. 

Spellings

Well done to everyone using Spelling Shed on a regular basis. I have given you all some honey pots as a reward for your hard work! Remember keep practising!

Spellings this week are based on the digraph /er/.

Vowel-digraph-er.pdf

Creative Tasks

Week-5-Creative-Tasks.pdf

t2-or-644-the-solar-system-cut-and-stick-activity-sheets-english-ver-2.pdf

 

Design-Your-Own-Planet-1.pdf

Peter-Thorpe-space-artist.pdf

PSHE - This week we will be following the Oak Academy for their lesson on kindness as it fits in nicely with our lessons at school on how we show people we care and what we can do to be kind.

 

Week Commencing 22.06.2020

Please follow the Oak Academy website for lessons on Maths and Science. Please watch the lessons and take part in the activities. I have provided some additional activities which your child could have a go at.
https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-1#schedule

Maths

Follow the Oak Academy.

Additional Maths Questions - please choose the appropriate level of questions for your child.

Additional-Tasks-Making-equal-groups.pdf

Year-1-WORKSHEETS-Adding-equal-groups.pdf

Year-1-ANSWERS-Adding-equal-groups.pdf

Science

Follow the Oak Academy

English

Continue to complete the Talk for Writing booklet. 

Y1-Brian-Bear.pdf

Spellings

Well done to everyone using Spelling Shed on a regular basis. I have given you all some honey pots as a reward for your hard work! Remember keep practising!

Spellings this week are based on the digraph /or/.

Week-4-wc-22.06.2020-or.pdf

Creative Tasks

Week-4-Creative-Tasks.pdf

t-t-27177-local-walk-observation-sheets-ver-1.pdf 

 

Week Commencing 15.06.2020


Please follow the Oak Academy website for lessons on Maths and Science. Please watch the lessons and take part in the activities. I have provided some additional activities which your child could have a go at.

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-1#schedule

Maths - Money

Have a go at the following fun online games. 

1) https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/toy-shop-money

Click on mixed coins and the children can either have a go at making the exact coins to 20p or £1. They may also have a go at giving change from 20p. 

Coins

2) https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=Buy2itemsv4

Children can pick the level of difficulty to try up to £1.00. 

Cuddly toy shop

I have also included some extra money practise sheets below. If you would like to print out some coins for your child to use please see the resources underneath this week's creative tasks grid.

Adding-money-and-change-from-20p.pdf

  cfe-m-192-calculating-change-from-20p-activity-sheet-ver-10.pdf

Science

Follow the Oak Academy

English

In class we will be finishing off Sayeeda the Pirate Princess this week but if you have finished that booklet at home here is the next exciting story from Talk for Writing. 

Y1-Brian-Bear.pdf

Spellings

Well done to everyone using Spelling Shed on a regular basis. I have given you all some honey pots as a reward for your hard work! Remember keep practising!

Spellings this week are based on the digraph /ea/.

Week-3-wc-15.06.2020-ea.pptx.pdf

Creative Tasks

  Week-3-Creative-Tasks.pdf

Additional Resources

Tally Chart Tally-Chart-Record.pdf

PSHE Resource-2-Ways-we-care-for-special-people.pdf

PSHE-Special-People-wk-3.pdf

Pictogram Favourite-fruit-pictogram.pdf

Giuseppe Arcimboldo t-t-14187-food-ks1-giuseppe-arcimboldo-information-powerpoint-presentation-ver-1.pptx

 Coins -  play-coins-double-sided.pdf

 

Week Commencing 8.06.2020

Please follow the Oak Academy website for lessons on Maths and Science. Please watch the lessons and take part in the activities. I have provided some additional activities which your child could have a go at.
https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-1#schedule

 

Maths - Money 

See below for some extra money practice sheets.

Y1-Summer-Block-5-WO1-Recognising-coins-2020.pdf

Y1-Summer-Block-5-WO2-Recognising-notes-2020.pdf

Y1-Summer-Block-5-WO3-Counting-in-coins-2020.pdf

 

Additional Challenge questions

Additional-Challenge-Questions-Money.pdf

Ask an adult if you can have a look at some coins or notes. Can you recognise their values? 

Coin rubbings - Place a piece of paper over the coins. Can you use a crayon to rub over the coins and label their values?

 

Science - 5 senses

Follow the Oak Academy

 

English 

sayeedaContinue to complete the Sayeeda the Pirate booklet. We have been looking at this at school and I would love to see what you would have put in your treasure chests. Have you written a story about Fergus yet? I would love to see them when you finish it. Remember you can email your stories to our class email address.

 

 

 

 

Spellings

Well done to everyone using Spelling Shed on a regular basis. I have given you all some honey pots as a reward for your hard work! Remember keep practising!

Spellings this week are based on the digraph /oo/ (as in zoo).

Week-2-wc-8.06.2020-oo-zoo.pdf 

 

Phonics

Children should still have their laminated sounds at home. Play 'bananas' or spot the sounds with your children or better yet let them teach you the sounds!

In class we will be focusing in the following sounds this week:

ow (as in snow), oo (as in book), ar, and or

Can the children read words which contain these sounds?

Phonics-Reading-Workd-Week-2.pdf

Can the children make their own alien words with their sound of the day? 

 

Creative Tasks

Week-2-Paper-Creative-Tasks.pdf

Use the following sheets to support activities

PSHE My-special-person.pdf

How-to-make-paper-pulp.pdf

Helicopter-Template.pdf

Dog-Template.pdf

Circus-Man-Template.pdf

 

 

 Week beginning 1st June 2020

Welcome back!

I hope you all had a fantastic half term and I look forward to welcoming most of you back on Monday 1st June.

For those of you who are not attending, below are the tasks which we will be completing in class for you to do at home. 

Our class zoom meeting will be Tuesday at 1:30pm and will be a chance for the children to see each other. I will share a short story each week.

Please remember to email me any pictures of your half term challenges or Lego challenges.

See you all soon,

Mrs Keeves

 

Please follow the Oak Academy website for lessons on Maths and Science. Please watch the lessons and take part in the activities. I have provided some additional activities which your child could have a go at.

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-1#schedule

Maths - To help with this weeks maths please find below a number line and a 100 square should your child need it.

Resource-Numberline-to-100.pdf

Resource-100-square.pdf

 Monday - To solve word problems

Addition-Word-Problems-Beginner.pdf

Tuesday - To solve word problems

Subtraction-Word-Problems-Beginner.pdf

Wednesday - Explore Addition and Subtraction

addition-and-subtraction-families.pdf

Thursday - To solve problems in context with addition and subtraction

Whole-School-Picnic-Word-Problems-.pdf

Picnic-Problems-answers.pub.pdf

Friday -  To solve problems in context with addition and subtraction

Word-problems.pdf

 

Science - How can we record wind direction?

Can you follow the lesson online and make the wind sock? You will need the following:

you will need picture

When you have made it can you fill in the log I have created for you below to record the wind for the next week. You will need to fill in the scale and description at the front of the log too.

  Wind-Log.pdf

 

English

We will be continuing with the Talk for Writing Booklets as school. Please continue to do so at home. 

Y1-Sayeeda-the-Pirate-Princess.pdf

 

Phonics

Children should still have their laminated sounds at home. Play 'bananas' or spot the sounds with your children or better yet let them teach you the sounds!

In class we will be focusing in the following sounds this week:
ay, ee, igh and oo (as in zoo)

Can the children read words which contain these sounds? 

Phonics-Reading-Works-Week-1.pdf

Can they find objects in the house which contain their sound of the day?

Can the children come up alien words (nonsense words) of their own for their sound of the day?

Can the children write a sentence with words that contain the sound of the day? How many words can you fit in one sentence. Can you make your sentence silly?

For example, if my sound was 'ai' my sentence could be: The snail with long nails, sat in a train with a pail (bucket) on his head!

In addition please make sure your child can read all of the year 1 common exception words (below). These have also been added to the spellings on spelling shed again for children to keep practising. 

Common-Exception-Words.pdf

 

 

Spellings 

Well done to everyone using Spelling Shed on a regular basis. I have given you all some honey pots as a reward for your hard work! Remember keep practising!

Spellings this week are based on the trigraph igh

Week-1-wc-1.06.2020-igh.pdf

 

Creative Tasks 

Bubbles-Wc-1.06.2020.pdf 

Use the following sheets to support activities

Who-can-you-talk-to-bubbles.pdf

Bubble-Wand-Challenge-Investigation.pdf

 

Music 

Listen and watch the following piece of music. The piece is made from three different piects of music: Debussy’s Syrinx, Bach’s 5th Brandenburg Concerto and Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Flight of the Bumblebee. Can the children spot where the music changes tempo? How does each section of the music make the children feel? Can they create movement to match the music? Do they feel they need to move slowly or at speed? Can they identify any instruments they can hear?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/physical-education--music-ks1-air/znd8qp3

Half Term Challenges

Hello Rabbits!

Half term is here again and I am really excited to see some of you next week in school. As there is no zoom chat this week please can you email me your pictures of your Lego challenge work so I can see them? 

This week I have set some ideas for fun STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) challenges. Perhaps you could split your family into two groups and see who can come up with the most creative design and have a competition? Or you may wish to have a go by yourself and see what you can create.

Once you have designed your idea and created it, can you answer the following?

1) Does what you have made look like your design?

2) Does your design work? If not why?

3) Is there anything you can do to improve your design? 

4) Is there anything that you did that worked really well?

STEAM-Paper-Plane-Challenge.pdf  

After the children have made their plane and evaluated it, this website is great for making different paper aeroplanes which do different tricks or fly long distances. They might wish to make some of them and compare them to their own plane. 

https://www.foldnfly.com/#/1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-2

STEAM-Paper-Chair-Challenge.pdf

 

I would love to put some of your designs and products up on our twitter account so please email me with any pictures you take of your final pieces.

 

Have fun and I hope you enjoy the challenge. 

Mrs Keeves

Tasks for week commencing 18th May 2020

 

Please follow the Oak Academy website for lessons on Maths and Science. Please watch the lessons and take part in the activities. I have provided some additional activities which your child could have a go at.

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-1#schedule

Maths

Monday - Applying Number Bonds 

sheep-counters.docx

Maths-Problem-Solving-Number-bonds.pdf

Tuesday - Two digit add one digit

Roll two dice to make a two digit number. Write the number down. Now can you represent it by drawing dienes. 

Roll one dice again to get a single digit number. This is what you will add. Again represent this with a drawing. Add the two together by counting on. Remember with addition it is easier to start with the biggest number and count on from there. 

Can you write down the addition sentence? Can you show this on a part whole model?

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Problem-Solving-Additional-Addition-Challenges.pdf

Wednesday - Two digits subtract one digit

Dino-subtraction.pdf

Thursday - Add two digits and one digit crossing 10

Thursday-Crossing-10-addition-Answers.pdf

Thursday-addition-crossing-10.pdf

Friday - Subtract one digit from two digits crossing 10

Subtraction-crossing-10.pdf

Answers-Subtraction-Crossing-10-1.pdf

Science - Hibernation

t-sc-201-animal-hibernation-sorting-activity-sheet.pdf

Music

Have a go at learning and singing this song. Can you find anything around your house to use as an instrument? It could be a pot or tub to use as a drum. Do they make a low pitch noise or a high pitch noise? What about hitting two spoons together? Can you hit the beat of the music with them?

Time-to-Hibernate-song.docx

English 

It has been lovely to see some of your English work based on these booklets. I am really pleased you are enjoying them. If you are still on last weeks please finish that one first but for those of you who have finished please find the next Talk for Writing booklet below. I liked this story because Sayeeda ends up on an adventure that she was not expecting after failing to listen to instructions! I wonder if you would have done the same?

Y1-Sayeeda-the-Pirate-Princess.pdf

Spellings

Well done to everyone using Spelling Shed on a regular basis. I have given you all some honey pots as a reward for your hard work! Remember keep practising!

Spellings this week are based on the digraphs oa and oe.

oa-and-oe-spellings.pdf

Can you think of some of your own words with oa or oe in? How many syllables do your words have?

Please have a go at the 'Picnic on Pluto' game found on the website below. Children can have a go at reading alien and real words with all sounds. The children should be able to read the words at the phase 5 level.

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/picnic-on-pluto

 

Geography - Compass directions

Can you make your own pretend compass on paper or a paper plate. Label it with North, South, East and West. Can you remember the rhyme we used in class - Naughty Elephants Squirt Water.

Can you remember why we use a compass?

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When you have made your compass can you pick a location in your house and put a teddy in it? This could be in the same room or in a different room when you are more confident. Next, can you direct an adult to reach the teddy using the compass directions? Perhaps use a blindfold to make it really tricky for them!

If your child would like an additional challenge have a go at this game. Children must follow the directions on the grid to reach a hidden object on the grid. When they think they know which square it is under they click on the square to check if they are correct. 

https://www.mathsisfun.com/games/direction-nsew-.html

 

Lego Challenge

After Thursday’s Zoom show and tell I felt inspired by all of the nature you have observing. I thought you could have a go at one (or all) of the following:

(If you do not have Lego do not worry, you can use anything you can find in your house or paint a picture.)

1) Can you build a habitat, (a place where a specific animal lives) from Lego and tell me why you have built what you have. Perhaps you could build a habitat around an animal which is hibernating?

Polar bear

 

For example: you may decide to research a polar bear and know that it lives in a cold climate with lots of ice and snow. Polar bears tend to sleep on the ice but if there is a really cold snow storm they may dig in and make a hole to keep out of the freezing conditions. They have lots of white fur and eat fish. I have used the Lego in my house to try and create an environment for my polar bear. 

 

 

2.) Can you find a picture or an insect or a bird and have a go at trying to make one from Lego? Why have you chosen this insect? Can you find out some facts about it?

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3.) Can you make a Lego scene of something you have done or somewhere you have been over the time you have been at home. Can you write some sentences to describe what is going on in your scene?

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Tasks for week commencing 11th May 2020

Please follow the Oak Academy website for lessons on Maths and Science. Please watch the lessons and take part in the activities. I have provided some additional activities which your child could have a go at.

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-1#schedule

Maths

Monday - Comparing numbers within 100 using a number line

Monday-Additional-challenges.pdf

Monday-Compare-amounts-within-100.pdf

Tuesday - Comparing numbers within 100 using a place value chart 

Tuesday-Compare-numbers-within-100-using-place-value-charts.pdf

Additional - Comparing numbers top trumps game

Comparing-Numbers-within-100-top-trumps-game.pdf

Wednesday - Ordering numbers to 100

In addition to the activities from the Oak Academy can you find numbers around your house and have a at ordering them. Take pictures or draw the objects with the numbers on and place them in the order from smallest to greatest. I've had ago myself. 

 

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Can you draw dienes to represent the numbers too? 

Thursday - Ordering numbers to 100

Have a go at these fun games I found for ordering numbers to 100. 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/caterpillar-ordering

Caterpillar Ordering An Ordering and Sequencing Game.html

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/coconut-ordering

 Coconuts

Friday - Patterns in sequencing numbers

Friday-Number-sequencing.pdf

Science

Can you make the rain gauge on the Oak Academy lesson? Keep an eye on it over the next few weeks and see how much rain fall we have.

Pretend you are on holiday and write a postcard to your friend. Can you tell them what the weather has been like, what clothes you had to wear and what activities you were able to do in that particular weather. For example; maybe you went jumping in puddles whilst wearing wellington boots because it rained in Spain! Perhaps you noticed that there were tulips and daffodils on a sunny walk in Wales and you had to wear a hat to stop your head from burning.

Don't forget to draw a picture on the front of your imaginary holiday.

Postcard-Template.doc

 

English

 I have enjoyed looking at some of your work from the last unit. Look at these amazing spider biscuits Isabelle has made. They look yummy!

spider1

Please continue the work on Pippety Pixie.

Y1-English-Jane-Pippety.pdf

Spellings


Well done to everyone using Spelling Shed on a regular basis. I have given you all some honey pots as a reward for your hard work! Remember keep practising!

Spellings this week are based on the split digraph u_e

Spellings-The-split-digraph-u-e.pdf

PSHE

It is important for children to understand healthy relationships and why these are important. These tasks will help them to think about the good qualities needed to be a good friend. 

PSHE-Family-and-Friends.pptx

 

 

4th May 2020

It was lovely to share a story and see some of you on Friday. I am really pleased that you are keeping safe, healthy and enjoying the time at home with your families. However, I cannot believe none of you saved me an Easter egg! Please continue to try and do your best with the work set and I am really excited to speak to you all again soon.

Mrs Keeves

Tasks for week commencing 4th May 2020

Please follow the Oak Academy website for lessons on Maths and Science. Please watch the lessons and take part in the activities. I have provided some additional activities which your child could have a go at. 

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-1#schedule 

Maths 

Recognise, read and write numbers to 100 (Monday)

 Number square sections - the sheet below has 3 different levels of challenge. Please pick the one most appropriate for your child. 

Number-jigsaw-to-100.pdf

For a further challenge here is a 100 square. Ask an adult to cut it into pieces (try not to make it too difficult at first). Can you piece it back together? Have a look at my picture example below.

How did you know which piece went where? Try to think about the patterns with tens and ones. 

  Resource-100-square.pdf

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Explore components of numbers within 100 (Tuesday and Wednesday)

Tuesday

Tuesday-Place-Value-cut-and-stick-activity.pdf

Wednesday

Please pick the challenge most appropriate for your child. I have also included some additional problem solving questions which your child can have a go at independently or which can be discussed with an adult. 

Challenge-1-Partitioning-into-tens-and-ones.pdf

Challenge-2-Partitioning-into-tens-and-ones.pdf

Additional-Problem-Solving-Challenges.pdf 

 

Apply Knowledge of number bonds (Thursday)

Some number bond games which can be played with a deck of cards or uno cards.

  Number-bonds.docx.pdf

Find one more or one fewer and 10 more or 10 fewer (Friday)

Have a go at this game online. You can practice 1 more or less or 10 more or less.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/chopper-squad

Also we love silly songs by Jack Hartman! Here is another for you!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zau4jtSA_kY

Science

What kind of weather can you observe?

Weather-Report.pdf

English

Have a look at the latest Talk for Writing booklet below. This may take approximately 3 weeks to complete as it is quite long. I wonder what you will think of Pippety Pixie!

Y1-English-Jane-Pippety.pdf

Spellings

Well done to everyone using Spelling Shed on a regular basis. I have given you all some honey pots as a reward for your hard work! Remember keep practising!

Spellings this week are based on the split digraph o-e

Additional spelling practice sheets below which can be printed.

Spellings-The-split-digraph-o-e.pdf

VE DAY

 6547752840a331df054d679a99d4114eFriday 8th May is a special day because it marks 75 years since the end of World War 2. It is called Victory day and all over Britain in 1945 people joined together to hold   huge celebrations.

I would like you to have a go at creating your own celebration party, in your house, with the members of your family. Here are some ideas of things you could do:

1) Make party invites for your guests. Don't forget to tell them why you are having a party, where it is (for example, in the living room) and at what time. 

2) You could make sandwiches and other tasty party treats (with an adult's help of course.)

3) Make some bunting of your own or I have included some below to print and colour.

  K607-VE-Day-75-Years-Pennant-Bunting.pdf

t-t-2548139-union-jack-template-display-bunting-ver-2.pdf

4) Can you think of any games which you could play to celebrate? You could play marbles or Ludo, Snakes and Ladders or Snap. What ever you play make sure you have lots of fun.

5) Listen to some traditional wartime songs (see link below)

VE-Day-Songs.docx

6) Make spitfire planes and see whose plane flies the furthest!

T2 T 803 Simple WW2 Spitfire Glider Activity Paper Craft ver 3      T2-T-803A-Simple-WW2-Spitfire-Glider-Activity-Paper-Craft-Line-Art.pdf

I hope you have lots of fun taking part in this task. Let's remember how lucky we are to have our families. I would love to see any pictures of the parties you have planned. 

Art

Please continue with the activities from the grid below. I would love to see any of the art work you have completed. Email it to our Rabbits' class email address.

Art-Henri-Matisse-line-and-colour.pdf

Phonics
Don't forget - Read Write Inc are offering more videos on their YouTube channel to help the children practise their sounds.
Speed Sounds Set 3 - for children in Year 1 and 2 that can read Set 2 Speed Sounds

Set 3 Speed Sounds and Word Time 10.30 am
Set 3 Spelling 10.45 am
Don't worry if you miss a lesson. Once each set has been shown, we will replay one a day from each set.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ/featured

Children should still have their laminated sounds at home. Play 'bananas' or spot the sounds with your children or better yet let them teach you the sounds!

Challenge: Pick a sound each day
Can they find objects in the house which contain their sound of the day?

Can the children come up alien words (nonsense words) of their own for their sound of the day?

Can the children write a sentence with words that contain the sound of the day? How many words can you fit in one sentence. Can you make your sentence silly?

For example, if my sound was 'ai' my sentence could be: The snail with long nails, sat in a train with a pail (bucket) on his head!

Tasks for week commencing 27th April 2020

 Please have a look at the BBC Bitesize website for more ideas and lessons to complete with your children. They have some great resources for all areas of the curriculum. 

Phonics

Don't forget - Read Write Inc are offering more videos on their YouTube channel to help the children practise their sounds.

Speed Sounds Set 3 - for children in Year 1 and 2 that can read Set 2 Speed Sounds

Set 3 Speed Sounds and Word Time 10.30 am
Set 3 Spelling 10.45 am
Don't worry if you miss a lesson. Once each set has been shown, we will replay one a day from each set.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ/featured

Children should still have their laminated sounds at home. Play 'bananas' or spot the sounds with your children or better yet let them teach you the sounds!

Challenge: Pick a sound each day

Can they find objects in the house which contain their sound of the day?

Can the children come up alien words (nonsense words) of their own for their sound of the day?

Can the children write a sentence with words that contain the sound of the day? How many words can you fit in one sentence. Can you make your sentence silly?

For example, if my sound was 'ai' my sentence could be: The snail with long nails, sat in a train with a pail (bucket) on his head!

Reading

Please continue to look at books on Oxford Owl. You can access them by signing up at https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

Ask your child to have a go at reading the poem and discuss the questions together. 

My-best-friend-poem.pdf

English

Please continue to complete the Talk for Writing booklet set last week. 

Spellings

Well done to everyone using Spelling Shed on a regular basis. I have given you all some honey pots as a reward for your hard work! Remember keep practising!

Spellings this week are based on the split digraph i-e

Additional spelling practice sheets below which can be printed. 

  Spellings-i-e.pdf

Maths

 Monday

Watch Week 2 Lesson 4 from https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ (adding equal groups)

  Y1-Summer-Block-1-ANSWERS-Add-equal-groups-2020.pdf

Lesson-4-Y1-Summer-Block-1-WO3-Add-equal-groups-2020.pdf

Tuesday

Watch Week 2 Lesson 5 from https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ (making arrays)

Y1-Summer-Block-1-ANSWER4-Make-arrays-2020.pdf

Lesson-5-Y1-Summer-Block-1-WO4-Make-arrays-2020.pdf 

Can you make some arrays of your own? You could use playdoh or pom poms in baking trays.

How many rows do you have? How many objects do you have in each row? (or how many columns do you have?)

How many objects do you have altogether. 

Muffin Pan Arrays iDough Arrays h

Wednesday

Watch Summer Term Week 1,  Lesson 1 from https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ (Making doubles)

Lesson-1-Y1-Summer-Block-1-WO5-Make-doubles-2020.pdf

Lesson-1-Y1-Summer-Block-1-ANS5-Make-doubles-2020.pdf

Addtional Activity -

Play a game of dominoes and spot the doubles that you make by joining two dominoes together. 

Challenge 1 - Can you start by rolling a dice and doubling the number?

Challenge 2 -  Roll two dice and add the numbers. Now double your answer. If you want to make this a game and play an adult, see who can make the biggest number.

For example if you roll a 6 and 4.

Add them together... 6+4=10. 

Now double 10 =20

If your adult rolls a 2 and 3

Add them together ... 2+3 = 5

Double 5 = 10

20 (your answer) is greater than 10 (your adult's answer)  or 20>10.............so you win that round! Who can win the most rounds out of 10? 

Thursday

Watch Summer Term Week 1, Lesson 2 from https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ (Grouping to make equal groups)

Lesson-2-Y1-Summer-Block-1-WO6-Make-equal-groups-grouping-2020.pdf

Lesson-2-Y1-Summer-Block-1-ANS6-Make-equal-groups-grouping-2020.pdf

Friday

Watch Summer Term Week 1, Lesson 3 from https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ (Sharing)

Lesson-3-Y1-Summer-Block-1-WO7-Make-equal-groups-sharing-2020.pdf

Lesson-3-Y1-Summer-Block-1-ANS7-Make-equal-groups-sharing-2020.pdf

Science - Recap

Task 1

Look around your house or garden. Can you find objects made from different materials such as:
wood fabric plastic paper or cardboard glass metal
Can you draw some of the objects and label the material? Can you write some of the properties of the material to describe the material, e.g. is it bendy, hard, shiny, opaque etc.

Task 2

Find different objects in your house or garden. Can you make predictions about whether you think the object will float or sink? Why do you think this?

Test them! Were your predictions right?

 

Art

In class we have looked at lots of art techniques and concepts over the year. The grid below contains activities based on some of these. I would also like you to explore the artist Henri Matisse. His style of art changes dramatically throughout his life. Have a look and see how.  (These activities may take 2 or 3 weeks).

Henri-Matisse-Fact-File.pdf

Art-Henri-Matisse-line-and-colour.pdf

Welcome back!

I hope you and your families had a lovely Easter and enjoyed the sunshine as much as you could have. Below are this weeks school activities. Please continue to read for at least 10 minutes a day.

Week commencing 20th April 2020

Spellings

Spelling Shed - The children all have logins in the front of their reading records. This week - Spellings containing the e_e digraph. 

For some extra spelling practice of this week's words here are some activities for you to have a go at.

Spelling-tasks-e-e.pdf

Phonics

Don't forget - Read Write Inc are offering more videos on their YouTube channel to help the children practise their sounds. 

Speed Sounds Set 3 - for children in Year 1 and 2 that can read Set 2 Speed Sounds

Set 3 Speed Sounds and Word Time 10.30 am
Set 3 Spelling 10.45 am
Don't worry if you miss a lesson. Once each set has been shown, we will replay one a day from each set.

 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ/featured

Children should still have their laminated sounds at home. Play 'bananas' or spot the sounds with your children or better yet let them teach you the sounds! 

Challenge: Pick a sound each day

Can they find objects in the house which contain their sound of the day?

Can the children come up alien words (nonsense words) of their own for their sound of the day?

Can the children write a sentence with words that contain the sound of the day? How many words can you fit in one sentence. Can you make your sentence silly?

For example, if my sound was 'ai' my sentence could be: The snail with long nails, sat in a train with a pail (bucket) on his head!

 

Writing

 Below you will find a Talk for Writing booklet which is the approach we use in school This booklet is quite long and is best to be completed in small chunks. It will probably take the children 2-3 weeks to complete. It recaps lots of reading, writing and grammar skills which we have been learning in class.

T4W-home-booklet.pdf

 

Maths

Recap Flashbacks - There is one flashback per day and these shouldn't take any longer than 5 minutes. Your child can either write the answers or tell you them. 

20.04.2020-Flashback-5-minute-recaps.pdf

Monday - Introducing Capacity

Watch Lesson 4 from https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

Y1-Spring-Block-4-WO4-Introduce-capacity-and-volume-2019.pdf

Y1-Spring-Block-4-ANSWERS-Introduce-capacity-and-volume-2019.pdf

Ask a grown up if you can use a cup or container and fill them until they are full, nearly full, nearly empty or empty.

Tuesday - Measuring Capacity

Watch Lesson 5 from https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

Y1-Spring-Block-4-WO5-Measure-capacity-2019.pdf

Y1-Spring-Block-4-ANSWERS-Measure-capacity-2019.pdf 

Ask a grown up if you can use different sized jugs or containers and see how many cups it takes to fill them.

Wednesday - Compare capacity 

Watch Lesson 1 (week 2) from https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

Y1-Spring-Block-4-ANSWERS-Compare-capacity-2019.pdf

Lesson-1-Y1-Spring-Block-4-WO6-Compare-capacity-2019.pdf

CAPACITY CHALLENGE QUESTIONS

When you have finished learning about capacity, why not have a go at these challenges?

Capacity-Challenge-Questions.pdf 

Thursday - Counting in 10s

Watch Lesson 2 (week 2) from https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

Y1-Summer-Block-1-ANSWERS-Count-in-10s-2020.pdf

Lesson-2-Y1-Summer-Block-1-WO1-Count-in-10s-2020.pdf

Count in 10s using a 100 square  Resource-100-square.pdf

Counting in 10s challenge questions

Counting-in-10s-challenge.pdf

Friday - Make Equal Groups

Watch Lesson 3 (week 2) from https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

Y1-Summer-Block-1-ANSWERS-Make-equal-groups-2020.pdf

Lesson-3-Y1-Summer-Block-1-WO2-Make-equal-groups-2020.pdf

Can you make your own equal groups from different amounts of toys, pencils or anything else you can find in your house? How many equal groups can you make?

REMEMBER EQUALS MEANS THE SAME! 

 

 Science 

Here is a reminder of the different features of plants. Have a think about the jobs of the roots. Can you complete the sheet?

Roots..pdf (2 different levels of challenge. Children can choose the level of challenge).

Identifying-Plants-Slide5.pdf

 

 

 

Easter Message

I hope you are all keeping safe and enjoying spending some time with your family. As it is now the Easter holidays I would like to wish you all a 'Happy Easter'.  I have included some egg-cellent Easter activities for you to try at home! 

Keep smiling and don't eat too much chocolate! Remember to bring any spare 0 Six Easter eggs with coloured packagingEaster eggs that you can't manage to me when you return!

See you all soon

Mrs Keeves  smileyfaceemoji1508a

 

Learn about the Easter story and why it is important to Christians.

1-5-7-RE-Today-and-NATRE-home-learning-Easter.pdf

Easter Problem Solving Investigation

Can you help the Easter bunny find different ways to arrange his eggs? How many different possibilities are there?

Instructions: Easter-bunny-investigation.pdf

2eggs.pdf

3eggs.pdf

4eggs.pdf

Let's eggs-periment!

Why not try and see if you can make something bright and fun to make use of those empty egg boxes?

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As you have learnt, Easter is very important to Christians. Can you design an Easter egg with things which are important to you? It could be decorated with family, friends, pets, places, religious pictures or even foods. 

  t-t-5015-design-an-easter-egg-a4-activity-sheet-ver-2.pdf

When you have designed it, decorate your design with anything you can find in your house! 

In addition, please ensure you are still using Spelling Shed and accessing some of the resources on the website links I provided.

Oxford Owl now have free eBooks for children to access at home on a tablet or computer. There are a selection of Read Write Inc books similar to the ones we use at school (we are on blue books) and other stories for children to practice reading. Please continue to listen to your children read daily.

You can access them by signing up at https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

Oxford owl

Read Write Inc - our phonics scheme- are also providing some amazing, FREE teaching videos and story resources for children to access. See below for details.

Phonics Update

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Read Write Inc. are streaming three Speed Sounds lessons for children to watch at home every weekday on their YouTube channel. Each lesson is ten minutes long and available for 24 hours.

Repeats of lessons streamed up until Friday 3rd April will be shown during the Easter holidays (excluding Bank Holidays).
• Set 1 Speed Sounds 9.30 am (BST) - for children in Nursery and Reception and children who are new to English
• Set 2 Speed Sounds 10.00 am - for children in Reception that can read Set 1 Speed Sounds and for children in Year 1 and 2
• Set 3 Speed Sounds 10.30 am - for children in Year 1 and 2 that can read Set 2 Speed Sounds

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ/featured

 

Storytime with Nick
Also on the RWI YouTube channel from Monday 20th April, Nick Cannon, a trained actor, teacher and trainer and a wonderful storyteller will be reading some well-loved stories.

Three stories will be published each week on the YouTube channel and are ideal for Nursery, Reception and KS1 children. So far, they are filming stories by Jeanne Willis, Tom Percival, Jill Murphy, Cressida Cowell and Claire Freedman.

Most films will be available for the period of school closure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The grid below contains ideas and activities for your child to pick from over the whole period of isolation.

Rabbits-Home-learning-Grid.pdf 

Additional resources mentioned in grid.

Resource-Which-animals-live-in-which-layer-of-the-rainforest.pdf

Resource-Numberline-to-100.pdf

Resource-100-square.pdf

Resource-Deciduous-and-Evergreen-Tree-spotting-sheet.pdf

Children in school on Friday 20th March were also given a seed and a bean diary to complete. I can't wait to hear about how tall your beanstalk grew. Be careful of any giants who may wish to come down them and take a peek inside your kitchen! 

Please continue to read with your child daily. The children have made amazing progress and reading for a minimum of 10 minutes a day really does help. 

 

Weekly Tasks - Week Commencing: 30th March 2020.

Spellings

Spelling Shed - The children all have logins in the front of their reading records. This week - Spellings containing the a_e digraph. I have also put the common exception words back up for extra practice. 

Maths

Monday

  Week-2-Addition-and-Subtraction-Consolidation-and-Answers.pdf

Tuesday

Rabbits-Addition-and-Subtraction-word-problems.pdf  

Wednesday

Watch Lesson 1 from https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

Wednesday-Y1Introduce-weight-and-mass.pdf

Wednesday-Answers-Y1-Introduce-weight-and-mass.pdf

Thursday 

Watch Lesson 2 from https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

Thursday-Answers-Y1-Spring-Block-4-Measure-mass.pdf

Thursday-Y1-Spring-Block-4-Measure-mass.pdf

Friday

Watch Lesson 3 from https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

Friday-Y1-Spring-Block-4-Compare-mass.pdf

Friday-Y1-Answers-Spring-Block-4-Compare-mass.pdf

 Additional Maths Challenge: 

Additional-Challenge-Week-2.pdf  

Reading

 For the week -  Y1-R6b.-Can-make-predictions-sometimes-based-on-what-has-been-read-so-far-1.pdf

 

Finally, here are some websites which you may wish to look at:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years

There are lots of different maths games on this website which your child should be able to complete independently. We love the place value and addition and subtraction games in class but there are many more to explore. No sign up necessary.

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk

Free phonics games for children. The children enjoy playing 'Obb and Bob' and 'Buried Treasure. You do not need to sign up.

https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com

The children love this game! The children can create their own monster to go on an adventure where they must read instructions, work out sounds and the correct graphemes in words whilst earning points along the way. It is always free on a desktop device but usually costs a small fee on ipads and phones. However, whilst schools are closed it is free on all devices. It does need a parent to sign up with their email address. Once signed in parents can set their children an account. It is quick and easy to do. For all children in the Rabbits' class, setting the level at the highest -'champion reader'- will ensure they get exposure to all sounds that they have learnt. 

We have tested this at school and the children are able to play independently.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-collection/zbr4scw

Children can learn whilst singing and dancing! We love the alphabet song and counting in 2s, 5s and 10s! There are so many different ones to try. Check out the Danger mouse video in the 'Just for Fun' section too for more fun. 

 

  

 

Autumn Term 1 Blog

The Rabbits have come bouncing out of the blocks this term making a fantastic start to the academic year! A trip to Warwick Castle kick-started our Turrets and Tiaras topic. We had an amazing time learning about how a trebuchet works, watching a fantastic falconry show before exploring the medieval castle and its grounds. The children loved spotting all of the features of the castle and looking at all of the medieval artefacts.

Following our trip we delved deeper into our topic.

In History we have been learning about the different types of castles from the motte and bailey to the concentric castle. We have followed the Normans on their journey from Normandy to England, which resulted in the Battle of Hastings. The children loved using drama to learn the sequence of events that led to King Harold being shot in the eye with an arrow (allegedly) and William becoming King William I of England. We analysed pictures of sections of the Bayeux tapestry to help us understand the events that took place.

In Geography we have been learning about the four countries that make up the United Kingdom and looking at pictures of different castles which can be found in each. We learnt about map keys and how we can use them to identify different features on a map. The children studied large maps of areas in England and found out what different symbols meant. The children were then able to identify symbols on maps of Bozeat and Warwick.

After identifying castles on maps across England, the children investigated the locations of the castles and realised that the castles were always located near a river or a sea. The Rabbits were then able to decide which other natural features and materials they may need to be near if they were to build their own castle in medieval times. Combining their knowledge of maps and properties of materials (see science below) they were able to create their own maps with keys and explain why they chose to build their castles at that location.

Our Science lessons have been very hands on! We have been investigating different materials and their properties.plastic brick castleWooden castleThe Rabbits have been finding out which materials are the best to make castles which are windproof and will go on to test other materials to find out which will be the best to make  Norman boats which will not sink and which will be waterproof. We are learning the skills in order to make predictions based on what we know about the materials.

 

 Our Art lessons have focused on using different mediums and techniques to create different effects. We joined with Foxes to learn about heraldry and had a go at making our own simple designs to make a two-coloured print with ink. It was very tricky working out which sections of the printing block to carve out in order to make areas a certain colour, but the Rabbits succeeded! We learnt how to use the ink correctly, make sure the prints were placed exactly on top of each other to build the colours up and how to apply pressure with rollers to make sure the prints came out properly.

We have also been studying the artist Paul Klee and his work ‘Castle and Sun’. The children used 2d shapes to create their own towers inspired by the painting. They are learning to use watercolours, oil pastels and chalks correctly in order to produce their wonderful work. The Rabbits are using the colour wheel to help them understand which colours are warm colours and which are cold colours and are using these in their art.

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 As if this was not enough drama and creativity! This term the Rabbits’ role play area was broken into by an unwanted visitor who ate all of the castle’s porridge! The Rabbits have had to brush up on their detective skills, collect the evidence left at the crime scene and check the CCTV footage! Together we have created a story map of instructions in order to capture the porridge thief. Over the coming weeks the Rabbits will be writing their own instructions to capture all kinds mythical creatures and villains.

Finally, the Rabbits have been mastering maths! We have been working on understanding different mathematical concepts within place value and addition, such as counting, number bonds within and up to ten and comparing numbers. Rabbits have been learning all about the different terminology that can be used for addition and for equals in written and oral questions. We have been exploring different ways to solve maths problems including the part-whole model, bar models and by creating number stories. Next half term we will be looking at subtraction and shapes.

As you can see, Rabbits have been extremely busy and have made brilliant start in year 1. The next half term is set to be just as exciting with medieval weapon designing and making, more super science experiments and opportunities to apply for a job in a castle to understand exactly how hard it was to live in medieval times! 

 

 Autumn Term 2 Blog

 

…And just like that a whole term has passed and what a term it was!


This half term the children have been continuing our work on understanding addition and subtraction to 10, exploring how to compare addition and subtraction statements, how to count back to subtract and how to find the difference between two numbers using a number line.

IMG 0488We investigated 2D and 3D shapes, learning their names and about their properties. The children took this further, exploring why some shapes were unable to roll or stack and whether a shape is still the same shape if the shape’s orientation changes.
Towards Christmas, we began to look at numbers to 20 and what ‘teen’ means. We learnt to partition numbers into 10 and some more using part whole models using a variety of resources. We also looked at how important it is to represent tens when counting and counting on (ready for adding) so we do not have to count out ten every time. In the Spring term, we will be looking again at addition


The children also continued their work on instruction writing. They were extremely successful at learning the features of instructions and applying them to a variety of different scenarios. Independently, they were then able to write their own to make some truly gruesome and disgusting crazy sandwiches!and subtraction to 20, place value to 50, including counting in 2s, 5s and 10s.


The children learnt about some of the jobs they may have had in the castles in medieval times. They were not very impressed to learn about the long hours and how many of the maids and cooks would have to sleep on the cold floors together in the castle! They were far less amused by the fact that there was no electricity! Many chose to apply for the roles of squires in order to become knights hoping for a more glamourous ending… until they found out about the knights role in the many battles! By the end, the children decided that that living in the modern era was far better than in medieval times!

IMG 0751With the festivities of Christmas approaching our minds cast to thinking about food! We studied foods that would have been available for the rich to have in their banquets. The children were amazed to see what was on offer and how many courses they had! The children then created their own banquet menus – including adjectives to make them sound even more delicious! We looked at how ‘gyngerbrede’ had changed over hundreds of years to the gingerbread we know today. The children had the chance to try some ‘gyngerbrede’ based on an old recipe made mostly of honey, breadcrumbs and cinnamon. We learnt why these ingredients were used and sugar was not. The children described the ‘gyngerbrede’ as “gooey”, “sticky” and "bumpy". Some loved it whilst others needed to make a trip to the bin!

 

 

The children then made their own gingerbread and decided overall that gingerbread today is better than ‘gyngerbrede’ in the medieval era, with one child stating “and we can cut ours into different shapes and put Smarties on it!” Looks like medieval ‘gyngerbrede’ will not be making it onto anyone’s Christmas baking list anytime soon!

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In addition to all of all of these exciting areas we joined forces with the Foxes to perform our Christmas production. Every child worked hard to remember lines, the words to the songs and where they should be and when. I am sure that you will agree, it was FANTASTIC! Just what we needed to end the Christmas term with a bang!


The Spring term is set to be just as exciting with our new topic… Monkey Puzzle!

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