Year 1

Welcome to the Year 1 Home Learning Page

Each day, for children isolating, you will receive a daily activities pack via email plus the option to access two live sessions. These will run at 10:00am and 2:00pm. We hope you will join us for these so we can see you while you have to stay at home.

You can send any work you complete to our year group email address: year1@gwps.org.uk. We would love to see what you complete!

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Miss Forster, Mr McLaughlin, Miss Pinkerton and Miss Masters

Week Commencing 10/1/2022 - Beegu 

Big Cat ebooks

Click here to access the ebook reading log in page.  Remember to practise your reading book every day.

If you haven't accessed your allocated ebook yet, please do so asap using the login details we sent you via email.

Home Learning Activities Monday 5th July

 

Live Lesson - Please join us on Teams for today's live lesson with Mrs Martin at 9:30am.

 

Important - Please ensure that your microphone remains on mute at all times unless the teacher asks you to unmute.  This will hopefully avoid any background noise during the lesson.

 

Work to send us - We would like to see your English work today.

Please take a photograph and email it to us at sgwyear1@gwps.org.uk 

We will reply with some feedback.

English

This week is 'Sports Week' and year 1 have been given the country France as the topic. Today we would like you to do some research on France.

Miss Forster's video below gives an introduction to France.

Green and Yellow Group: We would like you to create a fact file about France by answering the questions below. With the help of an adult, you should start by researching answers to any questions you are unsure of and watch Miss Forster's video above. You should include a title at the top of your page. When answering the questions you should use a mixture of simple and extended sentences. 

 

Remember capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.  

Pink GroupWe would like you to create a fact file about France by answering the questions below. With the help of an adult, you should start by researching answers to any questions you are unsure of and watch Miss Forster's video above. Before writing the answers, use a title at the top of your page. When answering the questions you should use a mixture of key words and simple sentences.

 

Remember capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. 

Blue Group: Look at each picture below and say what you can see. Sound out each word and write it down. Then, with the help of an adult choose one picture and use it in a simple sentence.

Maths

Today in maths we are applying addition and subtraction to complete the code breaker.

The worksheet does not need to printed off. Instead you should write the answers to each calculation in a list and then the letter that it corresponds to, alongside each other in a line, to make it easier to see the word.

Green and Yellow Group: Complete the code breaker below by finding the answer to each calculation and then the letter it corresponds to. Once you have completed the calulations for each section, you should sound out and read the word you have created. This word will be a healthy food item. 

 

You should use the hundreds square to help you count forwards or backwards.

Pink and Blue GroupComplete the code breaker below by finding the answer to each calculation and then the letter it corresponds to. Once you have completed the calulations for each section, you should sound out and read the word you have created. This word will be a healthy food item. 

 

You should use the number square to help you count forwards or backwards.

 

Blue group you should complete the two code breakers on the left side of the page.

Phonics

 Complete today's activity for your phase group.

Green Group - Phase 4

Look at each of the pictures below and describe what you can see out loud. Today we would like you to attempt the writing element of this activity independently. Once you have composed the sentence you are going to write, you should begin to sound each word out. You should use the sound mat below to help you. 

Example sentence: The fish in the tank swam fast.

Yellow Group - Phase 3

Look at each of the pictures below and describe what you can see out loud. Today we would like you to attempt the writing element of this activity independently. Once you have composed the sentence you are going to write, you should begin to sound each word out. You should use the sound mat below to help you. These pictures involve the use of phase 3 single sounds, digraphs and trigraphs.

 

Example sentence: There are three hens in a row on the grass.

Pink and Blue Group - Phase 2

For today's game, we would like you to sound out each word shown and blend together. You should then decide whether this is a real or nonsense word and give it to the correct alien.

You should click 'Revise all' when the option is shown.

 

Click here to access your phase 2 activity.

Topic - Geography

This week in geography we are going to begin to look at maps. Shown below is an ariel view of our school and some of the surrounding areas. We would like you to start by discussing with an adult, the different features of the local area that you can see (e.g. roads, houses, park) as well as the features of our school (e.g. forest school, car park, building). 

 

From this you should then create your own interpretation of this map. You may wish to draw the same shapes as those shown, or could represent each feature as a box. You should use similar colours to those shown where possible and include the roads.

 

Green and Yellow Group - You should draw what you can see and add labels. You should ask an adult for spellings you are unsure of.

 

Pink and Blue GroupYou should draw what you can see and describe what you have drawn to an adult, so that they can label this for you.

HOME LEARNING WEEK 1

Spellings - week beginning 29.6.21

Please support your child to practise these every day as part of their home learning activities.

 

Home Learning Activities Friday 2nd July

 

Live Lesson - Please join us on Teams for today's live Phonics lesson with Mrs Martin at 9:30am.

 

Important - Please ensure that your microphone remains on mute at all times unless the teacher asks you to unmute.  This will hopefully avoid any background noise during the lesson.

 

Work to send us - We would like to see your English work today.

Please take a photograph and email it to us at sgwyear1@gwps.org.uk 

We will reply with some feedback.

Well done for working so hard with the home learning this week!

Daily Overview

Phonics

Join Mrs Martin for a live phonics lesson at 9:30am.

Start by listening to Miss Forster's video below, where she goes through each of the spellings for the week and uses them in a sentence. At the end of the video Miss Forster will read the spellings out loud and in a sentence again but they will not be shown on screen. On this occasion you need to write the spelling down on paper. 

After you have watched the video, re-watch the beginning and compare your spellings. How many did you get?

Green and Yellow Group: Listen to your spellings.

Pink and Blue Group: Listen to your spellings.

English

Today we would like you to spend some time reading. You may choose to read a book from home, listen to an adult read or watch Miss Forster's video below where she reads 'Room on the Broom' by Julia Donaldson.

Green and Yellow Group: Having now read or listened to a story, we would like you to create a book review. You should start by writing the name of the book and who the author is. Then underneath you should give it a rating out of 5 - 1 being terrible and 5 being fantastic! Following this you should answer each of the questions below, using simple and extended sentences. Try to use describing words and conjunctions to make your work more detailed. You may wish to finish your book review with a drawing of your favourite part.

 

Remember to include capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.

Pink Group Having now read or listened to a story, we would like you to create a book review. You should start by writing the name of the book and who the author is. Then underneath you should give it a rating out of 5 - 1 being terrible and 5 being fantastic! Following this you should answer each of the questions below, using simple sentences and some describing words. It would be useful for you to share your ideas with an adult before you write.You may wish to finish your book review with a drawing of your favourite part.

 

Remember to include capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.

Blue Group: We would like you to listen to a story. Think about what happens, who the characters are and where the story takes place.

Maths

Today we are looking at the terms 'more than' and 'less than'. Remember that when we work out more than,we count forwards and the number gets bigger. When we work out less than, we count backwards and the number will get smaller.

Green Group: Find the answer to each question below. Ensure you read the question carefully and recognise whether you are finding 2, 5 or 10 more or less. For some of these questions you may be able to use your counting in 2s, 5s and 10s to help you. 

 

Record your answers on paper and use the hundreds square to help you.

Yellow Group

Find the answer to each question below. Ensure you read the question carefully and recognise whether you are finding 2, 5 or 10 more or less. For some of these questions you may be able to use your counting in 2s, 5s and 10s to help you. 

 

Record your answers on paper and use the number square to help you.

Pink and Blue Group

Find the answer to each question below. Ensure you read the question carefully and recognise whether you are finding 1, 2 or 10, more or less. For some of these questions you may be able to use your counting in 2s and 10s to help you. 

 

Record your answers on paper and use the number line to help you.

Topic

This afternoon we would like you to spend time doing something that you enjoy. There are some yoga and mindfulness videos below that you may wish to listen to and join in with. Join Cosmic Kids on their journey all about dragons or relax with the 'wind down' yoga.

Think of something that makes you happy, but that you can do at home and have fun doing so this afternoon. Here are some ideas:

-Baking.

-Building with toys.

-Colouring in or drawing pictures.

-Playing with toys.

-Playing a board game.

Home Learning Activities Thursday 1st July

 

Live Lesson - Please join us on Teams for today's live lesson with Mrs Martin at 9.30am.

 

Important - Please ensure that your microphone remains on mute at all times unless the teacher asks you to unmute.  This will hopefully avoid any background noise during the lesson.

 

Work to send us - We would like to see your maths work today.

Please take a photograph and email it to us at sgwyear1@gwps.org.uk 

We will reply with some feedback.

Daily Overview

English

Today your task is to write a descriptive explanation as to what you think life living in a castle would be like. Use your imagination and be creative!

Green and Yellow Group: We would like you to use a combination of simple and extended sentences to answer the questions below. You should answer each of these questions as they form a base for your descriptive explanation. It may be useful to gather your ideas on a thought shower before you begin to write. You should include describing words in your writing too.

 

Remember to include capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.

Pink and Blue Group: Shown below are three sentence starters. An adult will read each sentence to you and your task is to finish the sentence with your own ideas. You should discuss these first before writing. 

 

Example sentence: If I lived in a castle, I would be a king and I would have a dragon.

 

Your sentence can be simple or you could extend it using a conjunction such as 'and' or 'because.'

 

Remember to include capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.

Maths

Today we are recapping number bonds to 10 and 20. Watch Miss Forster's video below, before completing the activities.

Green and Yellow Group: For this activity you will be looking at number bonds to 20. Having strong number bonds knowledge to 10 will help you with this. 

  1. Match: All numbers on the top line match with a number on the bottom line to make 20. You should record these two numbers as a calculation using the signs '+' and '='. 
  2. Part-whole models: To the left of each model is the whole. The whole tells us what the two parts added together would make. So for example, the whole is 20 in each question but the parts will be different. 13 and 7 are the two parts shown. 
  3. Triangles: For this part of the activity you need to find 3 numbers that add to 20. The best way to work these out is by adding the two numbers given and subtracting them from 20.

Use the number line to help you.

 

The worksheet does not need to be printed off, nor the part whole models or triangles drawn. For these questions you could either write the calculation e.g. 13 + 7 = 20, 5 + 5 +10 =20 or just write the missing number.

Pink and Blue Group: For this activity you will be looking at number bonds to 10. Number bonds are two numbers that add together to make 10.

  1. Match: All the numbers on the top line match with a number on the bottom line to make 10. You should record these two numbers as a calculation using the signs '+' and '='. 
  2. Part-whole models: To the left of each model is the whole. The whole tells us what the two parts added together would make. So for example, the whole is 10 in each question but the parts will be different. 3 and 7 are the two parts shown. 

Use the number line to help you.

 

The worksheet does not need to be printed off, nor the part whole models drawn. For these questions you should just write the missing number.

Phonics

Before completing the activity for your phase, all phases should have a go at working through the tricky word trucks, by following the link below. See how many tricky words you recognise, practise them and then have another go, to see if you can improve your score.

Click here to practise your tricky words.

Green and Yellow GroupRead the sentences out loud. You should sound a word out and blend when you are unsure. Now look at the sentence again and see if you can spot any mistakes. Check each sentence for: 

-Capital letters: at the beginning of a sentence or for the name of a person or place. 

-Finger spaces. 

-Full stops. 

 

Re-write the sentence out on paper, ensuring you remember these three things. 

Pink and Blue Group: Create a table with two columns on a piece of paper. One heading should be ‘Real words’ and the other ‘Nonsense words.’ On the grid below there are a variety of words and your task is to sound out and blend them, to read whether they are a real word or not. You should write each word in the column you think it belongs to.  

Topic - Design and Technology

Today we would like you to design your own castle. You should start by drawing your ideas on paper.

Green and Yellow Group: Add labels to your drawing using key terms such as tower, moat, drawbridge.

Pink and Blue Group: Draw a picture of a castle you would like to live in and then verbally share the features you have included, with an adult.

 

When designing your castle you should think about the materials you would use, why they would be good, how they could be better and whether the castle would be strong and stable with them.

 

Once you have your design you should then create a model of it using resources found around your home. Use the examples below for some ideas. It could also be created with any building toys you may have e.g. Lego. 

 

Upon completing your model, you should then evaluate what you have made through a discussion with an adult. You should evaluate:

-What went well?

-Why was the castle and the materials used good, or how could they have been better?

-Was the castle strong and stable. Why? Why not?

-What would you change next time?

Home Learning Activities Wednesday 30th June

 

Live Lesson - Please join us on Teams for today's live maths lesson with Mrs Martin at 9.30am.

 

Important - Please ensure that your microphone remains on mute at all times unless the teacher asks you to unmute.  This will hopefully avoid any background noise during the lesson.

 

Work to send us - We would like to see your topic work today.

Please take a photograph and email it to us at sgwyear1@gwps.org.uk 

We will reply with some feedback.

Daily Overview

Maths

Today we are continuing with our topic capacity and volume. 

Green Group: Look at each of the containers below. The blue shows how much liquid is in each of them. Your task is to look at each container and read the values. Be aware that the containers are counting up in 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s. Look carefully along the line and write down the amount in it. The units you are using are millilitres (ml).

Yellow Group: Look at each of the containers below. Each container is a different size and it is holding a different amount of liquid. Work through each question and identify whether the container shows:

-Empty.

-Quarter full (or nearly empty).

-Half full.

-Three quarters full (or nearly full).

-Full.

Record your answers on paper.

Pink and Blue Group: Look at each of the containers below. Each container is a different size and it is holding a different amount of liquid. Work through each question and discuss with an adult whether the container shows:

-Empty.

-Half full.

-Full.

You, or an adult, should record your answers on paper.

Topic 

This week in geography we are beginning to look at physical and human features. 

Physical features: Things around us that would have been here even if there were no people around because they are natural. This includes seas, mountains and rivers.

Human features: Things around us that have been built by people such as houses, roads and bridges.

 

Watch Miss Forster's video below, where she explains these further, before completing the activity.

To start this task you need to draw a table with two columns on paper, using the headings 'Physical Features' and 'Human Features.' Then, you need to work through each of the pictures below and identify which column in your table, that they should go under. Look carefully at the pictures and read the word underneath. Ask an adult to help you if you are unsure.

English

Start by watching the rest of the story video. Did you predict what was inside the egg correctly? Once you have listened to the story, verbally retell it to an adult.

Green Group: Today's task is to write a story retell of 'The Egg'. Shown below are five of the main events in the story. We would like you to focus on these events as you write, although you may wish to add other details too. You writing should include both simple and extended sentences, using the conjunctions; and, but, because and so. It would be great if you included some describing words. 

Yellow Group: Today's task is to write a story retell of 'The Egg'. Shown below are four pictures from the story, however they have been mixed up and are not in the order that they happen. We would like you to use a mixture of simple and extended sentences using the conjunction 'and' to explain each of the pictures, in the correct order. You may wish to add other details from the story too.

 

Remember to include capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.

Pink and Blue Group: Today's task is to retell some of the story 'The Egg.' We would like you to begin by sharing ideas and explaining each picture to an adult.

Pink group - You need to write a simple sentence for each of the pictures.

Blue group - You need to write key words or a simple sentence for each of the pictures.

 

Remember to include capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.

Phonics

Before completing the activity for your phase, all phases should have a go at working through the phase 3 sounds below. See how many sounds you can correctly identify in a minute. Pink and blue groups may need some adult support with these.

Click here to practise your phase 3 sounds. How many can you get in a minute?

Green Group - Phase 4

Click on revise all sounds when the option arises. In this game you need to practise sounding out and blending to read each word. Some of the words are real and others are nonsense. Your task is to identify whether the word is real or not and then feed it to the correct alien.

Click here to access the phase 4 activity for today.

Yellow Group - Phase 3

Look at the picture given and say out loud what it is. Using the mixed up sounds above, sound out the word and organise the letters to spell it correctly. If you spell it correctly, then this will help the characters to travel across. Remember to think carefully about digraphs and trigraphs, as they will need more than one letter to show the sound.

 

 Click here to access the phase 3 activity for today.

Pink and Blue Group- Phase 2

Sound out and blend the word given to you. Say the word out loud. Then look at each of the pictures below and identify which matches to the word you said. Drag the picture to the word. Remember that there could be a couple of digraphs included, which are two letters making one sound.

 

 Click here to access the phase 2 activity for today.

Home Learning Activities Tuesday 29th June

 

Live Lesson - Please join us on Teams for today's live Phonics lesson with Mrs Martin at 9.30am.

 

Important - Please ensure that your microphone remains on mute at all times unless the teacher asks you to unmute.  This will hopefully avoid any background noise during the lesson.

 

Work to send us - We would like to see your English work today.

Please take a photograph and email it to us at sgwyear1@gwps.org.uk 

We will reply with some feedback.

Daily Overview

Phonics

Join Mrs Martin at 9:30am for the live Phonics lesson. You do not need to prepare anything for this lesson but you should have some paper and a pencil handy.

Green Group - Phase 4

Look at the picture below and identify what each of the arrows are pointing to. The beginning or end sounds are shown for you. Write down each of the words, sounding out as you do so. Once you have recorded each word, you should choose 2 of them and use each in a sentence. For example:

 

The flower had a nice smell. 

Yellow Group - Phase 3

Look at the picture below and identify what each of the arrows are pointing to. The sounds shown could be from the beginning, middle or end of the word. Write down each of the words, sounding out as you do so. Once you have recorded each word, you should choose 2 of them and use each in a simple sentence. For example:

 

The picture was green.

Pink and Blue Group- Phase 2

Look at the picture below and identify what each of the arrows are pointing to. The sounds shown are the initial sounds for each word. Write the word on your paper, sounding out as you do so. Once you have recorded each word, you should choose one of them and use it in a simple sentence. For example:

 

The tap was off.

Maths

This week we are starting to learn about capacity and volume. Shown on the picture below are the types of measurement we need to be able to describe and show for this. 

Today we would like you to experiment with these at home. You should start by collecting 5 different items, that can hold water. Before adding water, you should discuss with an adult what it means for something to be empty.

Then, add water to each of your chosen items to show a quarter full. Repeat this for half full, three quarters full and full. If you are unsure of quarter and three quarters, then this could be described as nearly empty and nearly full. 

Following this, an adult will pass you one of your chosen items at random and will tell you how much water they would like in it. You should then use water to represent what they have said.

To finish, you should discuss with an adult which can hold the biggest volume of water and which can hold the least.

English

For English today we would like you to start by watching the beginning of the video below. Our story today is 'The Egg' by M P Robertson.

 

Adults, please stop the video at (1:00) before the children find out what is inside the egg.

Green and Yellow Group:We would like you to make a prediction about what is inside the giant, golden egg. You should start by drawing a picture of your idea. Then, we would like you to write a short description to explain what you have drawn. When writing, you should use both simple and extended sentences, using conjunctions such as; and, because, but and so. We would also like you to use describing words as this will help to make your work sound more interesting. Think about the questions below and share your ideas to an adult before you write.

-What is inside the egg?

-What might it do?

-How could you describe its appearance?

-What is it going to do next?

-Where did it come from?

Pink and Blue Group:You should also make a prediction about what is inside the giant, golden egg. You should start by drawing a picture of you idea. Then, using the sentence starters below, we would like you to finish the sentence. You should share your sentence out loud before writing. When writing simple sentences we would like you to think about capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.

-I think that inside the egg there will be...

-When the egg hatches it will...

-I think that the egg has come from...

Note: Blue group - adults may wish to write the beginning of the sentence down and have the child write the remainder of the sentence.

What do you think is inside the egg?
What do you think is inside the egg?

Topic - Art

Our topic this term is 'Kings and Castles.' As a part of this topic, we have been learning about the features of castles and who works and lives in them. Knights were soldiers that wore armour and were expected to guard the castle, keeping those inside safe. They often carried a shield with them but a special type of shield that was designed by the family they were protecting is called a 'Coat of Arms.' This is a unique symbol representing an individual or the family.

Today we would like you to design your own Coat of Arms. You should start by drawing the outline shape, similar to those shown below. Following this we would like you to think of four things that are important to you and you should draw these within. Then decorate the rest of the shield using colour and designs. You should finish by cutting your shield out or ask an adult to help you. 

 

Coat of Arms example

 

Create a Coat of Arms Activity + FREE Printable! | Happy Strong Home

Wellbeing

Additional Daily Activities

Counting

Counting is very important to the development of children's maths skills.  Please try to practise counting as much as possible throughout the day.  You could use any everyday objects from around the house to help with this e.g. count the stairs as you walk up and down them, count plates, cups, spoons, jumps on a trampoline etc.

Please follow these links for interactive games to help develop counting skills.

Interactive Counting Game

 

Counting in 2s

Interactive Game

 

Counting in 5s

Interactive Game

 

Counting in 10s

Interactive Game

 

Be Active

See below for some activities from Cosmic Kids that you can complete in your house or garden.

 

 

 

Daily Activities

 

Try to do a selection of these activities every day.

 

  • Read/Share a book with someone else
  • Count forwards and backwards using numbers up to 100
  • Practise your phonics sounds and tricky words using the sheets given (see resources section below)
  • Practise writing a letter a day from the given handwriting sheet (see resources section below)
  • Do some indoor or outdoor exercise.
  • Play a phonics or number game from one of these useful websites:

      Phonics Play

      Top Marks

 

Hands On Learning Activities

-Number/Letter formation in a tray of flour, rice or sand

-Using play-dough to make letters and numbers (click here for playdough recipe)

-Make play-dough balls to match numbers up to 20

-Counting to 20 using any household objects (pasta, pennies, cotton wool balls, fruit, spoons etc)

-Make play-dough prints using objects from around the house.  Ask someone to guess the print.

-Finger painting

-Making gloop or slime

-Make 2d shapes with spaghetti sticks and playdough balls

-Draw zig-zag lines, waves and swirls on paper for your child to trace over and cut out.  This helps to improve pencil and fine motor control.