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Welcome to Class 1 Home Learning

Welcome back everyone for the summer term. Thank you for all the hard work you are doing at home.

We would love to hear how you are getting on – please send an email to

vicky.norris@alanbrooke.n-yorks.sch.uk  or  alex.veakins@alanbrooke.n-yorks.sch.uk

 

Please see the timetables below, which contains a suggested programme of work for Rec and Y1.

We have included web-links and downloads for you to use.

However, please remember that children of this age learn best by playing and exploring, through active learning and from opportunities to think critically.  Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you need any help or advice.

 

Staying Active at Home

Class 1 Home Learning: 01.06.20

Class 1 Home Learning: 18.05.20

Class 1 Home Learning: 11.05.20

Class 1 Home Learing: 04.05.20

Class 1 Home Learning: 27.04.20

English Skills

WEEK 1 – 20.4.20  TIMETABLE  –   Reception

Handwriting  www.doorwayonline.org.uk/activities/letterformation/

Please select letters for the day – lower or upper case, watch on screen and practise writing them.

Speed Sounds Set 1  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCBzNnSSxds

Set 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7hRbrpq5Bo

If these links don’t take your straight to the page you may need to copy and paste them to your browser.

 

RECEPTION                 

Book of the Day

Author: Oliver Jeffers

Handwriting

See www.sparklebox for letter groups

Practise reading and spelling Key Words Speed Sounds Phonics/Reading

Mon:

Youttube; Listen to…

How to Catch a Star

‘Caterpillar letters’

Select lower case

c  a  d

he  she  we

Oxford Owl

Set 1 / 2

See Speed Sound link

Tue: Listen to…

Lost and Found

‘Caterpillar letters’

g  o  q

* Writing task 1

Wed: Listen to…

Stuck

‘Caterpillar letters’

e  s  f

my  me  be

Oxford Owl

Set 1 / 2

See Speed Sound link

Thu: Listen to…

Way Back Home

‘Ladder letters’

l  i  t

* Writing task 2

Fri: Listen to…

The Day the Crayons Quit

‘Ladder letters’

u   j  y

was  you  the

 

Oxford Owl

Set 1 / 2

See Speed Sound link

Tue – Rec Writing task 1:

Have you ever been lost or hidden from someone?  Draw a picture and talk about what happened.

Write a sentence about who found you.

 

Thu – Rec Writing task 2:

Write a list of the things you would take to space with you. Remember to sound out each word.

 

WEEK 1 – 20.4.20  TIMETABLE  –   Y1     

Handwriting  http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/skyWriter/index.html

Please select cursive button –watch on screen and practise writing letters.

Y1

Book of the Day

Author: Oliver Jeffers

Handwriting

Select cursive

Practise reading and spelling Key Words Speed Sounds/ Phonics/Reading

Mon:

Youttube; Listen to…

 

How to Catch a Star

‘Caterpillar letters’

c  a  d

about

after

again

Oxford Owl

Set 2/3

See Speed Sound link below

Tue: Listen to…

Lost and Found

‘Caterpillar letters’

g  o  q

* Writing task 1

Wed: Listen to…

Stuck

‘Caterpillar letters’

Select lower case

d   e  s  f

back

ball

because

Oxford Owl

Set 2/3

See Speed Sound link below

Thu: Listen to…

Way Back Home

‘Ladder letters’

l  i  t

* Writing task 2

Fri: Listen to…

The Day the Crayons Quit

 

‘Ladder letters’

u   j  y

been

by

call

Oxford Owl

Set 2/3

See Speed Sound link below

 

Tue – Y1 Writing task 1:

Have you ever been lost or hidden from someone?  Draw a picture and talk about what happened.

Write about how you were lost and found.

Top tip – Use sentence punctuation; Capital letter, finger spaces, full stop or exclamation mark.

Thu – Y1 Writing task 2:

Write a list of the things you would take to space with you.

Top tip – Write describing words (adjectives) for the items, eg size, colour

Daily Reading:

Choose a book off the shelf from www.Oxford Owl – see instructions below.

In Reception and Y1 your child will become more confident at sounding out and blending to read accurately – ‘Learning to read’.  Then the focus moves onto ‘Reading to learn’  – comprehension.

Please keep reading books with your child and talking about what you read together to develop comprehension skills.

Here are some Top Tips:
How can students improve reading comprehension?

  1. Find books they like
  2. Read aloud
  3. Skim text headings
  4. Re-read difficult sections to improve understanding
  5. Follow the words with their finger to help with pacing
  6. Write and practice new words
  7. Discuss and summarise key plot points

 

Oxford Owl/Read Write Inc

We use this website to access resources for this. Apologies for the complex steps. Once you’ve subscribed and it’s all set up you will be able to access eBooks and resources to help your child continue to make lots of progress with their reading.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk

Click on the link that says Oxford Owl for home.

Scroll down to the Read Write Inc support and you will find some great videos designed for parents to watch, Speed sounds practice sheets and slideshows with words to read.

Click on the Browse Read Write Inc eBooks and try to open one.

At that point you will need to set up an account with an email and password. It will ask you a few questions and then email asking you to click the button on the email to confirm registration.

Once you have done that you can open all of the eBooks and you’re ready to start. It might be worth saving this in favourite/ bookmarks:

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/home/reading-site/find-a-book/library-page?view=image&series=Read+Write+Inc.

Our suggestion is that Reception children start on the top shelf and that Year 1 on the Purple books.

Once you’ve clicked on the book open it and turn the pages. Aim to spend 20 minutes a day reading. Keep it fun and maintain their enthusiasm with lots of praise.

The instructions are fairly straight forward but we suggest the following order: going through the speed sounds; the green words (which they should be able to sound out) and the tricky red words (which they might not be able to sound out); thinking about the introduction; then reading one story or ditty; before finally looking at the questions to talk about at the end of the book. Don’t worry if you don’t get through all this in 20 minutes. You can always answer the questions up to the point you’ve got to and repeat for the second half the next day.

Work through the books in order from the shelf taking one story (not one book)

Speed sounds lesson

We recommend you do this for 5 – 10 minutes every day.

You can make the cards for this (see below) or use the videos by clicking on the links.

EYFS

Most of Reception know their Set 1 sounds but they might like to use the following video to practice them.

Set 1

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

They are progressing onto Set 2 sounds. This video is great!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7hRbrpq5Bo

 

There are also practice sheets but unless you’re particularly keen there’s no need to print them out. If you want to make your own speed sounds flash cards you could print them out and cut out the top left corners and fold and glue to make double sided cards with the picture on one side and the letters on the other. Amazon do sell flashcards but this option is cheaper.

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/read-write-inc-phonics-guide/

 

Y1s

Most of Year 1s are revising Set 2 sounds and progressing onto Set 3 so I’d recommend the following videos

Set 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7hRbrpq5Bo

Set 2 and 3 together

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aR0BV1zaFDM

Set 3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LbdLppyl6c

Again for Y1s could make some flashcards for the Set 2 and 3 sounds

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/read-write-inc-phonics-guide/

 

 

 

MATHS

Mental Maths:

Please keep practising your Mental Maths target – this is in the Homework folder.

Also have a go at these:

Log in to Splat Square https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/paint-the-squares

Can you … Count in 10s and colour the squares

Now try …  Count  in 2s  or 5s

Can you say the numbers without looking …  forwards…  and then backwards?

 

Find a pack of cards and choose a suit – keep the ace for one but take out the Jack, Queen and King

Can you… line them up in order, smallest to biggest… biggest to smallest.

Ask parents to hide a card – which one is missing?

Choose 2 card and find the total… try adding 3 cards…

Find 2 cards which add to 5…  find 2 different cards to make 5…  Repeat for ‘make 10’

 

Reception Maths – Size and capacity

Click on the link below to have some fun with size and capacity

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

 

Year 1 Maths – 20.4.20   Measures – Compare capacity

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

Please watch the video and have a go at the activities for each day – Get the Activity

Try to find ways to do the activities practically – using cups, bottles etc at home.

Check your learning with Get the Answers – did you have any surprises?

 

Science

Search for a video showing an egg hatching and watch as the chick grows.

Ask your parents to help you make a picture time line or a lifecycle for a bird.

 

RE

Don’t forget to check your Purple Mash folders where there are some Easter activities. If you have forgotten your Purple Mash log in details please email me: alex.veakins@alanbrooke.n-yorks.sch.uk

 

Creative

Can you use some materials or junk to make one of the ways the characters travel in the Oliver Jeffers stories – or just paint a picture.

 

Good luck and stay safe.  Don’t forget to send an email and include a photo if you can!

 

Mrs Norris, Mrs Veakins and Miss Blyde

 

 

Week beginning: 6.4.20

Hello Class 1 – we hope you are keeping well and staying safe.

Now spring is really getting going and I know you will be enjoying the sunshine.

Mrs Veakins and I would like to share some ideas for activities that you might be able to do and share with your family through the holiday.

(Your next Home Learning timetable will be posted for Monday 20th April)

 

Easter Holiday Fun Activities

 

Making Easter cards, bonnets, bunnies… – https://www.mumsnet.com/events/easter-bonnet-ideas

                                                                                  https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zsE81TzsQg8

 

Purple Mash – there are some ‘To Do’s set or you can go to the home page and choose your own activity.

 

Play some board games or play card games – these are great for problem solving and turn taking skills.

 

Set up a treasure hunt or make up clues to follow a trail leading to a surprise – this can be indoors or in your garden.

 

Visit the Wildlife Trust website – https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/

They have lots of activities to do while respecting the Coronavirus advice/guidelines.  Their webcams can be found through the Wildlife tab, with peregiines, osprays, barn owls and kittiwakes showing live.

We do know that there is a variety of wildlife on camp that you can look out for– we often see and hear buzzards and garden birds, along swans and geese flying overhead, squirrels in the trees and moles or hedgehogs occasionally foraging around.

 

Last but not least – a couple of recipes for making dough for you to model and have fun with – remember to wash hands before and after making/playing with the dough.

Salt Dough – 4 cups Plain flour

                        1 cup salt

                       1.5 cups warm water

Mix all ingredients to make a stiff dough. This can be shaped with fingers or rolled and cut.

Bake in a low oven for up to 3hrs until hard – this depends on the thickness.  When cool it can be painted.

 

Snow dough – 2 cups cornflour

                          1/3 – ½  cup vegetable oil

                          1 spoon – glitter

Mix and shape – it is a good stress buster!

 

Please send an email if you have any queries or just to let us know what you have been up to:  vicky.norris@alanbrooke.n-yorks.sch.uk       alx.veakins@alanbrooke.n-yorks.sch.uk

 

From

Mrs Norris,  Mrs Veakins and Miss Blyde

Week beginning: 30.3.20

This is our second week of being at home but it is great that we can keep in touch with our school website and emails.

Some good news for you is that some of the tadpoles have hatched out this week and I have found some wild watercress to feed them.

Please see below for some more suggestions of activities for home learning:

Maths

Mental Maths:

Please keep practising your Mental Maths target – this is in the Homework folder.

It is good to keep up number fluency by practising counting in different ways – forwards and backwards;

In ones – see how far you can go – find a Count to 100 video on youtube to help.

In tens to 100 and beyond,  in twos to 20 and a few more, in fives to 50 and beyond.

When we are fluent at chant counting we play ‘Ping pong’ – taking turns to say the next number.

EYFS

We would like to recommend the following home base learning. Click on the link below to go to the website. There is no need to subscribe to anything for this.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

When you’re on the page click on the triangle play button to play the video below and watch and listen to get ideas and inspiration and then have a go at the activities suggested. I’ve copies and pasted an example of Week 1 Day 2 below.

White Rose Maths Screenshopt

Many of these activities are practical and children will get the most out of them if they have the opportunity to talk about to an adult. They might like to draw and write to show what they have done. Please be flexible in the resources you use. For example in the first video it suggests hiding mini Easter eggs. You could hide sweets, wrapped biscuits or pretend with paper ones the children could make.

Try to start on Week 1 Day 1 and stick to one video and task each day, there are five new ones for each week.

Y1

We would like to recommend the following home base learning. Click on the link below to go to the website. There is no need to subscribe to anything for this.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

Start on week 1 and click on the first video using the triangle play button. The video will talk you through some new learning and in some lessons recap on things learnt earlier. Feel free to pause or replay the video. It would be fun to have a go at some activities practically if you can adapt resources you have at home. Encourage your child to talk through any problems and explain their thinking exploring why they came up with that answer even if the answer seems wrong before trying again. The ‘Get the Activity’ button enables them to do a written follow up task but don’t worry if you can’t print it off. They could write the answers or if it seems too much tell you them orally.

I would suggest you tackle one lesson each day as there are five new ones each week.

English

Read Write Inc

We use this website to access resources for this. Apologies for the complex steps. Once you’ve subscribed and it’s all set up you will be able to access eBooks and resources to help your child continue to make lots of progress with their reading.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk

Read Write Inc

Apologies for the detailed instructions below. Once you have set this all up you will be able to access a range of eBooks and learning Resources to help your child continue to progress rapidly in their reading. This is the website we use at school.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk

Then click on the link that says Oxford Owl for home.

Scroll down to the Read Write Inc support and you will find some great videos designed for parents to watch, Speed sounds practice sheets and slideshows with words to read.

Click on the Browse Read Write Inc eBooks and try to open one.

At that point you will need to set up an account with an email and password. It will ask you a few questions and then email asking you to click the button on the email to confirm registration.

Once you have done that you can open all of the eBooks and you’re ready to start. It might be worth saving this in favourite/ bookmarks:

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/home/reading-site/find-a-book/library-page?view=image&series=Read+Write+Inc.

Our suggestion is that Reception children start on the top shelf and that Year 1 on the Purple books and move along and down the shelves.

Once you’ve clicked on the book open it and turn the pages. Aim to spend 20 minutes a day reading. Keep it fun and maintain their enthusiasm with lots of praise.

The instructions are fairly straight forward but we suggest the following order: going through the speed sounds; the green words (which they should be able to sound out) and the tricky red words (which they might not be able to sound out); thinking about the introduction; then reading one story or ditty; before finally looking at the questions to talk about at the end of the book. Don’t worry if you don’t get through all this in 20 minutes. You can always answer the questions up to the point you’ve got to and repeat for the second half the next day. (By the way the first three books on the shelf are simpler and can be used simply to blend and read the words as there is a single word on each page.)

Work through the books in order from the shelf taking one story (not one book)

Speed sounds lesson

We recommend you do this for 5 to 10 minutes every day.

You can use the cards you made (see below) or the videos by clicking on the links.

EYFS

Most of Reception know their Set 1 sounds but they might like to use the following video to practice them.

Set 1

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

They are progressing onto Set 2 sounds. This video is great!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7hRbrpq5Bo

There are also practice sheets but unless you’re particularly keen there’s no need to print them out. If you want to make your own speed sounds flash cards you could print them out and cut out the top left corners and fold and glue to make double sided cards with the picture on one side and the letters on the other. Amazon do sell flashcards but this option is cheaper.

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/read-write-inc-phonics-guide/

Y1s

Most of Year 1s are revising Set 2 sounds and progressing onto Set 3 so I’d recommend the following videos

Set 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7hRbrpq5Bo

Set 2 and 3 together

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aR0BV1zaFDM

Set 3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LbdLppyl6c

Again for Y1s could make some flashcards for the Set 2 and 3 sounds

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/read-write-inc-phonics-guide/

Reading

In Reception and Y1 your child will become more confident at sounding out and blending to read accurately – ‘Learning to read’.  Then the focus moves onto ‘Reading to learn’  – comprehension.

Please keep reading books with your child and talking about what you read together to develop comprehension skills.

Here are some Top Tips:
How can students improve reading comprehension?

  1. Find books they like
  2. Read aloud
  3. Skim text headings
  4. Re-read difficult sections to improve understanding
  5. Follow the words with their finger to help with pacing
  6. Write and practice new words
  7. Discuss and summarise key plot points

 

ENGLISH: Writing

It is also important that your child continues to write whenever possible, eg when you are baking your child could write a list of ingredients or instructions.  Encourage them to write the sounds they hear in words – and check by sounding out/blending.  Don’t worry at this age that it looks different to the correct spelling, eg  sosij  for sausage, so long as they ‘have a go’. 

You have a Home Worker book in your child’s home learning pack. Please use this in any way you choose to encourage drawing and writing.

Some ideas for this might be:

  • Daily diary entry
  • Writing a story and drawing a picture
  • Stick a photo in and write about it
  • Stick a picture in from a magazine and write about what happens next

It is just as important for the Reception children to continue their writing too. Why not draw a picture a day and label it or write a caption or sentence.

Bee on Flower

Science

SCIENCE: Spring seasonal changes

This is a lovely video showing signs of Spring. How many different signs can you spot?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLAnt9__5Mg

Keep looking out for signs of spring when you are out exercising or by watching nature from the car or through a window.  Don’t forget to keep a diary by drawing what you see and writing labels or a sentence about it.

 You could search for some webcams of birds nesting, frogspawn hatching and other signs of spring, eg

www.dyfiospreyproject.com/live-streaming

 

We did hear that Baby Shark has a new song out all about handwashing – a brilliant idea!

So I think you will have lots to do over the next week with these ideas.  Remember if you would like to send photos of any work you have been doing or some of the things you have been doing in your garden, please email them in and let me know if you are happy for them to go on the class page so everyone can see what you have been doing.

We hope you are keeping safe and well.  Keep looking out for the Easter Bunny and enjoy this special time with your family.

 

Health and Wellbeing resources

Health and Wellbeing pack

Mrs Norris, Mrs Veakins and Miss Blyde