Welcome to another week of Year 1 learning! It was lovely to see some of you back in school last week, I do hope you all enjoyed yourselves as much as I did! This week we will continue splitting the week into Home Learning and School Learning. In Home Learning we’ll be finishing off our stories, continuing to learn about habitats and moving onto 3D shapes in maths. Our School Learning this week will recap fractions and have a go at working scientifically with the help of The Three Little Pigs!
This week we will be exploring the ‘un’ prefix.
1.Prefix Introduction: Watch my Seesaw video to introduce the ‘un’ prefix OR/AND go through the attached power point.
2. ‘Un’ Prefix Games:
- Have a go at the ‘un’ prefix wordsearch.
- Use the matching cards to play a memory game turning them over and spreading them out and taking it in turns to turn over 2 to try and find a matching pair.
3. ‘Un’ Prefix Story: Have a read of the attached story and see if you can work out which words have been mixed up. Can you make corrections by adding or taking away the ‘un’ prefix so that the story makes sense?
4. ‘Un’ Prefix Sentence Writing: Use the attached sheet to write some sentences using the ‘un’ prefix OR write your own ideas into your book.
Following on from last week, this week we will be finishing our Mrs A style stories. Lesson 1 – 3 will take you to the end, but if you’ve struggled to get them going on this and would prefer an alternative I’ve added something at the end.
1.Build Up Planning: Using the template attached draw pictures in each of the boxes to show the mini problem (e.g. But it’s too cold), the solution (e.g. What we need here is something to keep us warm) and then what she went to get (e.g. So she ran back to the house to get a blanket). See the Seesaw video for an introduction to this.
2. Build Up & Problem Writing: Use your plan to help you turn your ideas into sentences using the sentence openers provided. See Seesaw video to help get you started.
3. Finish Your Story: Read back everything you’ve done so far and then launch into your resolution and ending! Why not read it to someone when you’re done.
3. MINIBEAST ALTERNAITVE/ BONUS: If you’re finding it tricky to motivate this writing but want to get some done, why not try this BBC lesson on Minibeasts https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zrk492p. It links well with science and will help less confident writers.
This week’s spellings will focus on last week’s compound word learning.
This week we will be moving from 2D onto revising 3D shapes.
1.Introduction to 3D Shapes: Watch this and have a go at the quick games: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zjv39j6/articles/zcsjqty#
2. 3D Shape Hunt: Have a go at a shape hunt around your house and garden. You could complete the attached sheet OR on Seesaw.
3. 3D Shape Games:
- Play Eye Spy : “I spy with my little eye, something the shape of…”
4. Sorting 2D and 3D shapes: Complete the Seesaw activity AND/ OR complete the attached sheet circling 2D shapes in blue and 3D shapes in read AND/OR this game https://www.education.com/game/2d-3d-shapes/
This week in science we will be moving on to learn about microhabitats. This will be lots of fun with minibeasts and exploring our gardens and green areas so cross fingers for some good weather!
1.Introducing Microhabitats: Watch my Seesaw video to introduce the idea of microhabitats.
2. Microhabitat Survey: Explore two different microhabitats (e.g. under a log and in tall grass/flowers). Note the differences in what those habitats are like (e.g. damp, muddy, light, hard), then undertake a survey of the creature you can find and record your results. You could also complete a pictogram to display your results and draw a conclusion. (See the attached sheets to record your findings or for inspiration as to how to set it out).
3. BONUS: Complete the activity linking the minibeasts to their microhabitats.
1.Due to our focus on habitats in science, this week’s geography gives you an opportunity to explore the habitats and places around Dunnington using Digimaps. See the attached document for instructions on how to have a go. Why not share a screen shot of your work on Seesaw (using Clipping Tool or press PrtSc on your keyboard) or write it in your book.
As we’re all online moment at this time it’s a good time to recap internet safety.
1.Sharing Pictures: Have a look at the attached document for how to approach an internet safety activity about sharing pictures. There’s a great video to watch and possible follow up activities.
This week we will be looking at the story of David and Goliath.
1.Read/ Watch the Story: Watch it here https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/2tVvTS9vPdP5H2wfB7GqGgX/david-and-goliath OR read the attached story.
2.Newspaper Report: Read the newspaper story and finish it off with a picture (see attached).
In school this week we will continue revising all phonics sounds, using Phonics Play to recap the sounds and completing the activities below:
1.Complete the Pirate Mystery: See the attached booklet (the same as last week) and complete it to find out who stole the treasure!
2. Phonics Revision Game: Have a go at the attached Read and Roll activity taking it in turns to read the words and cross them off OR make your own phonics board game and play it with an adult.
1.Kindness Postcards: Write a postcard to someone you want to say thank you to who has made you smile in the last few weeks. You could introduce the idea of kindness by reading and discussing the attached story first. When you’re ready to write you can use the attached template or make your own.
In maths this week we will be revising halves and quarters in school. See attached some activities we will cover:
1.Halves & Quarters of Shapes: Sort halves and quarters on the attached sheet AND/OR have a go at drawing and halving your own shapes.
2. Fractions of Numbers: Have a go at the attached Summer Fruit Fractions activity AND/OR write your own halves and quarters of numbers challenges in your book and draw pictures to help (e.g. Half of 20).
3. EXTRA: If you need an extra challenge why not have a go at quartering money – see the attached sheet OR write our your own AND/OR have a go at comparing fractions of amounts using the < > symbols – see attached or write out similar (we have covered < > = but they may need a quick recap).
1.Three Little Pigs Investigation: Try building a house for your pigs out of 3 different types of material (e.g. paper straws, twigs, paper, sugar cubes) then test how much air it take to blow each one down. See the attached sheet to help your recording and for more ideas.
Much like last week we will be playing some cricket in school AND/OR doing some fitness activities. At home why not have a go at perfecting your throwing and catching skills.
Much like last week we will have opportunities to complete learning projects in school. I’ve attached my guide to this again if you’d like to have another look at my tips on how to approach this.