Year 1

Welcome to the Year 1 Home Learning Page

Each day, we will add some activities for you to complete at home with the help of a grown up. For some of your lessons, we will do a live video with you on Teams. We hope you will join us for these so we can see you while you have to stay at home.

Each day we will ask you to send us some of your work so that we can look at how well you have done. You can send this to our year group email address: year1@gwps.org.uk

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Mrs Martin, Miss Forster, Mrs Lendrum and Miss Pinkerton.

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.

Spellings - week beginning 1.3.21

Every Monday we will be giving the children a new set of spellings to practise.  The spellings will be made up from a selection of tricky and high frequency words from the phonics phase they are working within.  Please support your child to practise these every day as part of their home learning activities.  Every Friday, please set aside a short amount of time to test your child on these spellings, to see if they can write them independently.

See below for this week's spellings.

When is World Book Day 2021 and what's the theme?

World Book Day

This Thursday 4th March is World Book Day.  As we are unable to have our usual fun activities in school this year we will be linking home learning activities to Word Book Day and making them fun and interactive.

 

In the run up to Thursday there will be a special Masked Reader story on the school website each day for you to access and listen to.  Can you guess which teacher or teachers have read today's stories?  You can access this by clicking on the World Book Day tab under Home Learning.

Home Learning Activities Tuesday 2nd March 2021

 

Live Lesson - Please join us on Teams for today's live English lesson with Mrs Martin at 9.00am.

 

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 (musical instrument) work today.

Please take a photograph or video of you playing a tune and email it to us at sgwyear1@gwps.org.uk 

We will reply with some feedback.

If you require a new work book, please pop into school where you will find a box in the porch of the main entrance.  The work books are free to take.

Daily Overview

English

Join Mrs Martin at 9:00am for the live English lesson. You do not need to prepare anything for this lesson but you should have your workbook/paper and a pencil with you.

 

After the live lesson

 

Green and Yellow groups:  We would like you to think about what you would do if you joined the circus.  What act would you choose to be.  Would you be a clown, an acrobat, a magician or a lion tamer?

Draw a picture of what you would look like and use the prompts below to write a short description about yourself.  Try to include and, but, so and because to extend your sentences.

Start your written description with:

If I joined the Circus, I would be......

In your writing tell us:

What you will be

What you name is

What you will wear

What you will say

What your special trick is and what it will make the audience do

 

There are some pictures below of Circus entertainers to help you decide what you would like to be.

 

 

Pink and Blue groups: We would like you to think about what you would do if you joined the circus.  What act would you choose to be.  Would you be a clown, an acrobat, a magician or a lion tamer?

Draw a picture of what you would look like and use the prompts below to write 3 sentences about yourself.  Make sure you include a capital letter, finger spaces and a full stop and also try to sound out some simple words independently.

Your 3 sentences should start in this way:

I am a........... called .........

I wear ........

My special trick is ........

 

There are some pictures below of Circus entertainers to help you decide what you would like to be.

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Maths

In maths today we are going to start looking at measuring and comparing length and height.  Watch Mrs Martin's video below explaining what is meant by length and height and how they are different.  Afterwards you can play an interactive game by clicking on the links below the video.

Go to the BBC Bitesize website by clicking on the link below.  You will find more videos and games linked to length and height.

BBC Bitesize - Comparing length and height

Green and Yellow Group: Click on the links below to take you to an interactive game to help you practise comparing length and height.  There are 2 games for you to play.

 

Let's compare

 

Measuring in CMs

 

 

Pink and Blue Groups: Click on the link below to take you to an interactive game to help you practise comparing length and height.

 

Let's compare

Phonics

Please go to the Phonics pages for today's activity.  Select the home learning tab at the top of this page, then the Phonics tab.

 

You should then select the correct Phonics phase as follows:

Green Group - Phase 4

Yellow Group - Phase 3

Pink Group - Phase 2

Blue Group - Phase 1

 

You will find today's daily phonics activity along with explanations, videos and suggested games for each Phase. Please note that it may not be your child's usual class teacher that sets the activity or appears in the video, as all of our experienced KS1 team will be contributing to the phonics pages.

 

You should access this page each day to complete the activity set.

 

If your child is required to access a different Phase from the ones listed above, a member of staff will contact you directly.

If you have any questions, please email us at the year 1 email address year1@gwps.org.uk

Music

In Music today we would like you to create your own musical instrument.  There are some ideas below of what you could make.  Afterwards see if you can make up and play a short tune on your musical instrument.

 

Shaker

Half fill an empty plastic bottle or cardboard tube with dried rice, pasta, beads or dried lentils.  Seal the bottle or both ends of the cardboard tube and decorate.  Make a tune by shaking you bottle or tube. 

 

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Guitar

Stretch some elastic bands around an empty box with a hole cut into the top.  Pluck the elastic bands above the cut out hole to play a tune.

 

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Drums

 Stretch some cling film tightly across the top of an empty tin, plastic pot or cardboard tube.  Alternatively, you could find a selection of empty boxes or plastic pots and turn them upside down.  Use a pencil to tap on the bottom to create a tune.

 

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Masked Reader

Go to the World Book Day page under the Home Learning tab and listen to today's masked reader story.  Can you guess which teacher is reading today's story?

 

World Book Day – Brownlow Integrated College

Home Learning Activities Monday 1st March 2021

 

Live Lesson - Please join us on Teams for today's live Maths lesson with Mrs Martin at 9.00am.

 

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.

If you require a new work book, please pop into school where you will find a box in the porch of the main entrance.  The work books are free to take.

Daily Overview

Maths

Join Mrs Martin at 9:00am for the live Maths lesson. You do not need to prepare anything for this lesson but you should have your workbook/paper and a pencil with you.

 

After the live lesson you should complete the activity below for your group. 

Green and Yellow Group: Work out each addition or subtraction calculation in the puzzle, starting at the top and working down.  You don't need to print this sheet off but can just write each completed calculation down in your workbook.  You can use a number line, number square or some counting objects to help you if you need to.

You will find a number line and number square under resources at the very bottom of this page.

Green and Yellow Group:  We would also like you to have a go at the crossword puzzle below.  Again, you don't need to print this off and can just write each number word in your workbook.  Start at number 1 and work down the puzzle.

Pink and Blue Group: Work out each addition calculation in the puzzle, starting at the top and working down.  You don't need to print this sheet off but can just write each completed calculation down in your workbook.  You can use some counting objects such as pennies or pasta to help you.

English

In English today we will be doing some sentence work.  We would like you to look very carefully at the sentences below for your group.  They are all mixed up and it will be your job to unscramble them and write the correctly. 

 

Green and Yellow groups:  We would like you to look very carefully at the sentences below and read each word carefully.  Can you work out where the mistakes are and how to put the sentence right.  You could use the capital letters and full stop as a starting point.  Re-write the sentences correctly in your work book.

Pink and Blue groups: We would like a grown up to write each sentence onto a strip of paper and cut it up so that each word in the sentence is separated.  Work with you grown up to put the words into the correct order so that it makes sense.  You should be able to have a go at sounding out and reading each word.

Phonics

Please go to the Phonics pages for today's activity.  Select the home learning tab at the top of this page, then the Phonics tab.

 

You should then select the correct Phonics phase as follows:

Green Group - Phase 4

Yellow Group - Phase 3

Pink Group - Phase 2

Blue Group - Phase 1

 

You will find today's daily phonics activity along with explanations, videos and suggested games for each Phase. Please note that it may not be your child's usual class teacher that sets the activity or appears in the video, as all of our experienced KS1 team will be contributing to the phonics pages.

You should access this page each day to complete the activity set.

 

If your child is required to access a different Phase from the ones listed above, a member of staff will contact you directly.

If you have any questions, please email us at the year 1 email address year1@gwps.org.uk

Topic - P.E.

Today in PE we would like you to have a go at some simple gymnastic moves.  Click on the link below to access the BBC Gym Stars videos.  Follow the instructions in each video very carefully and make sure you have a grown up to help you and to keep you safe.

 

BBC Gym Stars - Gymnastics - Basic Skills

Masked Reader

Go to the World Book Day page under the Home Learning tab and listen to today's masked reader story.  Can you guess which teacher is reading today's story?

 

World Book Day – Brownlow Integrated College

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. This week you could join in with Tommy the bedtime turtle or go on a Bear Hunt adventure.  You could also do the daily mile like we used to do at school.  Try running/walking around your garden or when out for some daily exercise.

 

Workout Wednesday - Don't forget to join Mrs Heatlie every Wednesday afternoon at 2.00pm.  See you emails for the Zoom log in details.

 

The Joy of Moving Winter Games

Please see the activity pack below for some fun games and ideas for keeping fit and active as a family.  You can choose all or just some of the activities to complete.

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.