To finish our learning in Year 1 we have a brand-new topic: What a Wonderful World. This topic will give us an opportunity to explore and celebrate our amazing, different world and the amazing, different people who live in it. Hopefully over the coming weeks we will learn about incredible places around the world, discuss diversity in the people of the world and unpick how we can look after our wonderful world and the people in it.
In geography and science this week we will be exploring China, discovering the exciting things we might find there and the animals that make it their home. In English, we will be beginning our work on caring for the environment by reading a story called The Great Paper Caper and writing some advice on recycling. Alongside this, in maths we’re using our shape knowledge have a go at some problem solving.
I hope you enjoy exploring the world the week and I can’t wait to see what you get up to!
This week we’re going back to suffixes and this time exploring ‘s’ and ‘es’ to make a word plural.
1.‘s’ or ‘es’ Introduction:
- Watch this fun, short video to introduce the idea https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lD1OaD4FBqM
- Watch my Seesaw video to get you started.
2. Make it Plural: Have a go at the attached activity OR choose some words, write them out and then write their plural. Remember to use the rule in my video – see attached sheet for help.
3. Silly Sentences: Using the picture prompts (or anything else) write some silly sentences using plurals, (e.g. The pigs got on the buses with their boxes.)
This week in English we will be combining our learning with PSHE to explore how we can look after our environmental.
1.Story Time: ‘The Great Paper Caper’: Watch the story on Seesaw and draw pictures (or write a list) to show what we can do to help our planet.
2. Story Time: ‘Somebody Swallowed Stanley’: Watch my Seesaw story to get you thinking, then write a list or record 3 (or more) reasons why doing things to save our Earth is so important. You could use the template attached or write it directly into your book.
3. Writing a Blog Entry on Saving Our Planet: Blogs are a great way for people to share their thoughts and idea with others around the world via the internet. Here we’re going to pretend we have our own blog and write a post about saving our environment telling people why they should do it and how they can go about it. You could use the template attached to type or write it (a PDF and word version are available) or do it straight into your book. Why not watch my Seesaw video to get you started.
4. BONUS: Plastic Pollution Reading Comprehension: Have a go at the attached reading comprehension activity about plastic pollution.
This week’s spellings will focus on the prefix ‘un’ and recap the suffix ‘ed’.
This week we will be using our developing shape knowledge to expand our problem-solving skills. Problem solving always involves lots of perseverance so a growth mindset will be essential!
1.Inside Triangles: In this problem you need to find as many different ways as possible to draw triangles that join 3 dots with 1 dot inside. Follow this link for more instructions or to complete on a computer https://nrich.maths.org/5648/note and see the attached sheet to complete it by hand.
2. Overlaps: This challenge encourages children to try to picture images in their heads and to show that the image may be a dynamic one. Take a look at the attached activity for more details and see this website for extra information about possible approaches https://nrich.maths.org/5819/note.
3. Shadow Play: In the attached document there are some shadows of 3D shapes, what could they be? Before you begin this you may wish to watch my Seesaw video introducing how we can see 2D shapes on 3D shapes.
This week, linking to our work in geography, we will be exploring rainforest and desert habitats.
1.Rainforest Habitats: Have a look at this BBC learning page to learn about rainforest habitats: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zx882hv/articles/zxdsvcw
2. Desert Habitats: Have a look at this BBC learning page to learn about desert habitats: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zx882hv/articles/zsqnfg8.
3. Sorting Chinese Animal Habitats: Watch this lovely video on Chinese animals https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12tZ-ggQtY0 then have a go at sorting these Chinese animals into the correct habitats. Want to see more of what a Chinese desert looks like? Take a look at this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Srpcy7OX33s.
This week we’re journeying to Asia and in particular China.
1.China Intro: To get your started watch this introduction to China: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqZBIjKmls0
2. China Lesson: Take a look at this BBC lesson including a video and games https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zbpm6v4.
3. Make a China Poster: Why not use some of the attached documents to help you create a poster showing what you have learnt about China. You could include a map, include the weather, add the name of the continent we find it in and draw some of the key landmarks ALTERNATIVELY why not record a short message on Seesaw telling me what you’ve learnt about China.
3. BONUS: If you’d like to expand your internet research skills I would recommend these websites:
This week we will be recapping split diagraphs.
1.Video introduction: Watch this Alphablocks video to recap how the split diagraph works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0yx4T2FDJE
2. Split Diagraph Spellings: Have a go at filling in the attached grid spelling the words correctly using split diagraphs.
3. Split Diagraph 5 in a Row: Have a go at the attached game OR use this as inspiration to draw your own 5 in a row grid.
This week in school we will be revising our understanding of arrays and multiplication.
1.Making arrays: Have a go at the BBC lesson to recap this skill and complete the attached worksheet https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/znwwg7h. (An extension sheet is available if you’d like an additional challenge).
2.Using the X symbol in arrays: Use the attached sums turn these into arrays using counters or any other equipment you can find at home (e.g. sweets, raisins etc) AND/OR complete the attached ‘Multiplication Arrays Differentiated Sheet’ (for this you will need to select the level you feel is most appropriate).
This week we will be completing our Three Little Pigs experiment from last week. See last week’s page for more details.
This week we’re going to get up to something brand new… bread making! As well as developing our cookery skills we’re also going to learn about where bread comes from and where the flour that makes it comes from too.
1.Understanding Where Bead Comes From – Have a go at the activity sheet – can you work out which are the 4 main ingredients of bread? (It’s worth noting that some of the others can be used but aren’t essential). Then find out where flour comes by watching this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8vLjPctrcU.
2.Making Bread– Make some white bread rolls, learning how to weigh, knead and shape them. You may wish to follow this recipe: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/easy-bread-rolls.
We will continue our learning project this week – please see last week’s page for more details.