Resources For All Learners

Dear Parents/Carers,

The staff at SMA have been working together to come up with a list of online learning tools, and websites with fun and engaging, educational content. Please take some time to look at the document below. We have included a brief description of each website, as well as the age range we believe it is best suited to. 

Thank you for your continued support, care and love for the school, staff, children and community.

Happy learning! 

SMA Staff. 

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Friday 17th July 2020

Hi Class P! 

I am very emotional today as this is the last message I will be writing you as your class teacher. 

It has been a pleasure getting to know you over this year. Even though we did not end the year in the way we would have liked I have still loved seeing you all learn and grow. You are all so amazing and thank you for making me such a proud teacher. 

If you would like to continue with the Oak Academy you can find today's lessons here: https://classroom.thenational.academy/schedule-by-year/year-1

Have a wonderful summer and I will see you in September! 

Miss Good 

Thursday 16th July 2020

Hi Class P, 

As you may already know from previous learning, on this day in 1969, Apollo 11 launched, carrying the first men to land on the Moon.

The astronauts that travelled on Apollo 11 were:

  • Neil Armstrong - Mission Commander.
  • Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin - Lunar Module Pilot.
  • Michael Collins - Command Module Pilot.

The American astronauts were the first to step on the moon. Do you know which astronaut made it on the moon first and what he said?  

There is also a famous character named after the astronaut, Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin. Can you guess the character? Hint: He is off Toy Story. 

You can watch a clip of Apollo 11 launching back in 1969 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3ufJ7lcr08

Today, why not recreate the launch or walking on the moon at home? 

Have a rocking day, 

Miss Good 

English 

In this lesson, we are going to be learning all about syllables. You will need your clapping hands at the ready, as well as a piece of paper and a pencil. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-identify-syllables-a88e47

Maths 

In this lesson we will be exploring half and quarters in the context of capacity. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-apply-understanding-of-halves-and-quarters-to-capacity

Foundation 

During this lesson, I am going to be telling you about how we can protect our oceans. Lots of our marine animals are under threat because of our human activity. I will be reading you a story about a curious whale who wants to cook a stew for his friend. But the ingredients he uses are not what we expect! We will be talking about lots of things we can do to protect this important environment. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/how-can-we-protect-our-oceans

Story Time 

Today's story is The Highway Rat by Julia Donaldson. Find it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkVoYeCLIXU

 

Wednesday 15th July 2020

Good morning, Class P! 

I hope you enjoyed reading some of the happy news that is going on in the world yesterday! 

Did you know that July is known for being 'No-plastic July?' This is to make us think carefully about the environment and how we can preserve it (keep it safe). Can you think of any ways to do this? I would love for you to share them with me! 

Have a lovely day! 

Miss Good 

English

In this lesson, you are going to plan your own poems, thinking carefully about what you have learnt about rhyming in Lesson 2. You will need a piece of plain paper and a pencil. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-plan-a-poem

Maths 

In this lesson you will be using vocabulary to describe volume. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-compare-different-volumes

Foundation 

In today’s lesson we'll be bringing together all your knowledge from this unit. We will be making lots of sounds using our bodies, while discussing how we can describe different sounds by their pitch or volume. Then we will be trying to find high pitch and low pitch sounds using utensils from the kitchen. We will finish the lesson with a sound experiment for you to do in your own time. Let’s get started! https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/how-can-we-make-and-describe-different-sounds

Book Talk 

Today's Book Talk is all about Superhero's! I have attached three comprehensions below. Only complete as many sheets as you want! 

Story Time 

For story time today I would like you to read the story of the Princess and the Pea. You can find it here: https://sooperbooks.com/story/princess-and-the-pea-story/

File icon: pdf Superhero Reading 1 [pdf 637KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Superhero Reading 2 [pdf 691KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Superhero Reading 3 [pdf 843KB] Click to download

Tuesday 14th July 2020

Good morning, Class P! 

I hope that you have a great day yesterday. Thank you to Aaron who has sent me some pictures of his fantatstic work, which is featured above! 

Today I have included a link for us to see some of the happy news that has happened in the last week, which includes a field of rainbows, a letter from the Queen and an unusual phone booth! Take a look here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/50434875

Have a great day! 

Miss Good 

English 

In this lesson, you will identify words that rhyme with the different numbers in the poem. This will help you when you write your own version later in the week. You will need a piece of paper and a pencil. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-identify-rhyming-words-fcb728

Maths 

In this lesson we will continue to investigate and use the language of comparison for capacity. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-indirectly-compare-the-capacities-by-measuring-in-non-standard-units

Foundation 

In today's lesson you will recap all of your previous learning, then you will combine your vocabulary of numbers and colours to be able to describe family members and pets. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-be-able-to-describe-my-family-and-pets-in-spanish

Story Time

Today's story is The Very Quiet Cricket by Eric Carle and is about a young cricket who finally finds his voice.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdiGEjz5b0Q

Monday 13th July 2020

Good morning Class P! 

This is the beginning of your last week in Year 1. Can you believe it!? 

If I did not get through to you on Friday I will try to call you over the next couple of days to say our last goodbyes. If you are excited about next year and want to tell me or have any worries I will happily talk through them with you then. 

Have a fantastic Monday! 

Miss Good 

English 

In this lesson, you will be listening to a poem. You will then be answering questions on the poem. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-listen-to-a-poem-36da10

Maths 

In this lesson you will be investigating and using the language of comparison for capacity. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-directly-compare-the-capacities-of-two-containers

Foundation 

In today’s lesson you will be learning about all the wonderful animals which live in our oceans. You will be discussing different types of habitats that they live in. There are hundreds and thousands of different animals, from mammals who need oxygen to breathe, to animals like fish who have gills to help them breathe under water. There are even animals called molluscs, some can create their own light in the depths of the ocean where it’s dark. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-lives-in-the-ocean

PSHE

In today's lesson, you're going to be learning some very important points about healthy eating. You will learn how to make healthy portions of food, as well as join in with 'Ready, Steady, Snack!' where you'll learn some tips on how to prepare a scrumptious healthy snack for our families. Enjoy! https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/eat-well-live-well

Story Time 

As  today's PSHE lesson is about healthy eating I thought that we should carry this on in today's story time. You can find the story of Eat Your Peas by Kes Gray and Nick Sharrett here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XgSb4zccAI

Friday 10th July 2020

Good morning, Class P! 

How has your week gone? Have you got any nice plans for the weekend?

Today I will try to give those of you who are not in school a call to say goodbye and to wish you a lovely summer! 

Have a great day and hopefully I will talk to you soon! 

Miss Good 

English 

Today we will finish off our writing and then edit our work, making sure that we have punctuated our instructions accurately. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-continue-to-write-my-instructions

Maths 

In this lesson we will identify halves and quarters of quantities. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-develop-understanding-of-halves-and-quarters-of-quantities

Foundation 

Today, we will be creating our own sculptures using reusable materials from our homes! Our inspiration will be from a British artist called Michelle Reader, who is known for her unique sculptures made out of reusable materials. Our sculptures can be made from rubber gloves to plastic bottles! Let’s get started!. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-create-a-sculpture-focused-on-reuseable-materials

Story Time 

Today's story is a tale of a tooth-brushing dragon, a cookie-baking villain, and a misfit princess, who stumble their way to a most atrocious ending you have to read to believe. Take a look: https://www.freechildrenstories.com/the-atrocious-fairytale-1

 

Thursday 9th July 2020

Good morning, Class P! 

Did you know that on this day in 1877 the first ever Wimbledon tennis championship match was played? This is the only time in its history that the event has been cancelled except during the World Wars. Do you know of any famous tennis players that play for our country and how many times they have won at Wimbledon? If not try to find out today! 

Aside from tennis Wimbledon is also famous for its sweet treat of strawberrries and cream. If you were in charge at Wimbledon which foods would you serve?

Have a smashing day! 

Miss Good 

English 

It is writing day. We will start to write our instructions today, using our instruction map to help us. You will need a piece of paper, lined if possible, and a pencil. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-begin-to-write-my-instructions

Maths 

In this lesson we will continue to explore arrays. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore-arrays-part-two

Foundation 

In this lesson, we will be learning about the importance of our oceans. They are a huge part of our planet and we need to look after them. We will be gaining more understanding of the size of the oceans and how important they are to life on Earth. You will need a piece of paper, a pencil and your wonderful brain. Let’s get started! https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/why-are-our-oceans-important

Story Time 

Today I would like you to listen to the story of The Boy and the Starfish. This story is about a boy who helps the ocean's starfish to survive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkV0jvmBLOc

Wednesday 7th July 2020

Hi Class P, 

We are half way through our second to last week of the term. I cannot believe that it is already the end of the year and soon you will be in Year 2!

Some of you may be feeling nervous about next year, some of you might feel excited, some of you might be happy or sad. Some of you might feel all of these things and that is ok!  For today's story I would like you to watch the story of The Colour Monster to see that all of those feelings are ok to have. I have also attached a booklet about moving from Year 1 into Year 2 for you to complete at home, either by printing it out or by writing the answers on a seperate piece of paper. If you would like to share these with me you can send them via the school office or on J2Write. 

Have a lovely day! 

Miss Good 

English

This lesson is all about plural nouns. We will be learning about adding the suffix -s to a noun to make it plural. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-understand-how-to-make-a-noun-plural

Maths

In this lesson we will begin to explore arrays. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore-arrays-part-one

Foundation

In today’s lesson we'll be learning about sound. We will be learning about how sounds can sound different. Some have a high noise called high pitch and some have a low sounding noise called low pitch. We will be looking at how vibrations can change the pitch. You will need a piece of paper, a pencil and your wonderful brain! https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/how-can-we-describe-the-pitch-of-sounds

Book Talk 

Today's book talk is a comprehension about The Old Toy Room. Read through the text to see what can be found in there and scroll down to answer the questions.

Story Time 

Did you know that colours can represent how you are feeling? For example how does the colour of today's date make you feel? Watch the story of The Colour Monster to find our what feelings other colours are linked to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ih0iu80u04Y

File icon: pdf Year 1 to 2 transition [pdf 285KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf The Old Toy Room [pdf 2MB] Click to download

Tuesday 7th July 2020

Good morning, Class P! 

I hope that you have had a lovely start to the week!

This week Cressida Cowell is holding a 'summer camp' through the Book Trust website. Today's theme is Illustration Day. She will be joined by by Nadia ShireenMarta  Altés and Sarah McIntyre, who will present a step by step drawing class, plus a Summer Camp themed online art lesson from Rob Biddulph. Make sure you check it out here: https://www.booktrust.org.uk/what-we-do/childrens-laureate/

Have a fantastic day! 

Miss Good 

English 

In this lesson, we will be doing an instruction map so that we can remember the key parts of planting a seed. You will need a piece of paper, plain if you have it, and a pencil. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-commit-a-set-of-instructions-to-memory

Maths 

In this lesson we will investigate which numbers can be shared equally between two, three and four groups. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-share-a-total-equally-and-find-the-number-of-groups-b38102

RE

King David wrote a special psalm about the sky we all share with our neighbours. Read his story below and then the Psalm attached:

One morning, King David woke up very early. Everything was bright and beautiful. Even though he could not see it, he knew the sun had risen in the sky. David was a good king. He often thought about the people that he was a neighbour to, all the people who lived in his land.

He thought about them looking up at the same sky, seeing the same sun, feeling the same light and warmth as himself. “How wonderful God is!” he thought. He knew the golden sun spread the message of God’s love for neighbours all over the world. He wanted his people to know this too.

Reflect on King David's message and then have a go at answering these questions:

  • How does the sky tell us how wonderful God is?
  • Why does looking at the sky help us to think about neighbours everywhere?
  • We have friends and neighbours throughout the world. They are called our global neighbours/friends. Why do you think people in our own and other countries all our neighbours?
  • How do we show God’s love to our neighbours??

Foundation 

In this lesson we will combine our learning from the last two lessons and use it to describe the hair and eye colour of different family members. For this lesson you will need a pen and paper and some colouring pencils. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-be-able-to-describe-family-members-in-spanish

Book Talk 

Become an illustrator this Book Talk by following the link in today's message.

 

File icon: pptx Psalm 18 [pptx 1MB] Click to download

Monday 6th July 2020

Hi Class P, 

I hope you have had a great weekend.

It was lovely seeing some of you last week! I hope that you were excited about finding out who your new teacher is! I know that Miss Percival is looking forward to having you in her class next year! 

Did you know that there are over 10,000 species of birds in the world? What is your favourite bird? Can you find out a fact about birds and share it with someone in your family? You can learn about some of them in today's Book Talk. 

Have a great day! 

Miss Good 

English 

In this lesson, we will listen to the story of Eddie's garden and then answer some questions about it. You will need a piece of paper and a pencil. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-listen-to-a-story-729700

Maths 

In this lesson we will investigate which numbers can be shared equally between two, three and four groups. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-share-a-total-equally-and-find-the-number-of-groups

Foundation 

Today, we are going to be learning about the different depths of the ocean. The ocean is very deep and humans can only explore parts of it. The deeper you go, the more diverse the animals who live there become. In this lesson you will need 1 piece of paper, a pencil and your wonderful brain. Let’s get started! https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/how-deep-is-the-ocean

PSHE

In today's lesson, you will be learning about kindness and how you can be kind at home. You will be looking at other people being kind and how it is easy to perform little, meaningful acts of kindness every day whilst at home. You will create a kindness chart to record all the lovely, caring things you've done. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/make-kindness-count

Book Talk 

Today's Book Talk focuses on a comprehension about Birds in the Garden. Read through the comprehension (with the help of an adult if needed) and answer the questions. The questions and text get harder as you go through so choose one that works for you! 

File icon: pdf Birds in Your Garden Comprehension [pdf 3MB] Click to download

Friday 3rd July 2020

Good morning Class P, 

Did you know that July is National Ice Cream Month!  Vanilla, chocolate and caramel, there are hundreds of flavou rs of Ice Cream to sample and taste. Take a look at this video to see how ice cream is made: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6ij3EKKSyM

In the hot weather we have been having ice cream is trhe perfect treat. What is your favourite flavour? Mine is pistachio! 

Have a great day! 

Miss Good 

English 

Today, we will complete our information texts and edit our work to ensure that we have all included our own ideas. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-continue-to-write-my-information-text

Maths 

In this lesson we will be sharing a total equally between a set number of groups. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-share-a-total-equally-between-a-set-number-of-groups

Foundation 

In today’s lesson, we will be learning about patterns and how to create them. Today’s artwork will be inspired by an incredible artist called William Morris. His work work includes wallpaper design and print, furniture, stained glass windows, tiles and tapestries. You will need a piece of paper and a pencil to create a wonderful piece of artwork. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-create-repeated-patterns

Book Talk 

Today I would like you to read the comprehension of Planet Zog which I have attached below. Read through the comprehension and answer the questions on the worksheet.

File icon: docx Planet Zog website [docx 44KB] Click to download

Thursday 2nd July 2020

Hi Class P, 

How are you today? I can't wait to see some of you when you come in tomorrow! 

I have found a new website that is full of positive (happy) news for you today. The stories are sure to put a smile on your face. Choose an article that you are interested in to read and if you do not understand what it is talking about make sure to discuss it with your adult: https://live.firstnews.co.uk/positivity-place/. My favourite is about the dog who saved the koala's during the wildfires in Austalia. 

Have a great day! 

Miss Good 

English 

In this lesson, we will start to write our information text. You will need a piece of lined paper and a pencil. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-begin-to-write-my-information-text

Maths 

In this lesson we will be exploring ‘equal groups’ in the context of shapes with equal numbers of sides. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-solve-problems-using-repeated-patterns

Foundation

Today, we will be learning about the 5 oceans on our earth and the location of them in relation to the 7 continents. We will be looking at which continents surround the oceans. We will then compare the difference between an ocean and a sea. In this lesson you will need a pencil, a piece of paper or an exercise book and your wonderful brain. Let’s get started! https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/where-are-the-worlds-oceans

Book Talk 

For today's Book Talk I would like you to have a look at the advert for Moon Tours on the document attached below. Once you have read the advert try to answer the questions.

Story Time 

Today's story time is a little different to normal. This book is a sing along! Find Walking Through The Jungle here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plvY0quSyJg

File icon: docx Moon Tours Book Talk [docx 65KB] Click to download

Wednesday 1st July 2020

Good morning Class P and happy July! 

How are you today? Did you enjoy learning about meteors yesterday?

Can you believe that we are now in the 7th month of the year? The month of July was named after the Roman General Jullius Caesar who was born in this month. I have attached a picture of him above  for you to look at. Before this it the month was known as Quintilis and was the fifth month in the old calendar year. If you named a month after yourself what would it be called?

We also have an exciting writing competition this week...500 Words: Black Lives Matter.

500 Words is the world’s largest story-writing competition for kids. Over a million stories have been submitted since 2011, in response to everything from technology to climate change. Now, we want to bring children’s voices onto the themes and issues emerging from the Black Lives Matter movement. We want children to lead on the process of writing their story.

You have until Friday 3rd July to enter the writing competition.

Who can enter? 

Children aged between 5 and 13 can enter the story-writing competition.

Your words have the power to change you and the world around you. People can make a change based on their actions. We want you to use your imagination and draw on your own thoughts and experiences when it comes to Black Lives Matter and some of the changes we are seeing in 2020. Then, write a creative short story in no more than 500 words.

Click here to learn more about 500 Words: Black Lives Matter

Have a lovely day! 

Miss Good 

English 

In this lesson, you will be developing your character. You will be thinking about where our new characters live, their habitat, and what they eat (their diet). You will need a piece of paper and a pencil. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-develop-my-creature

Maths 

In this lesson you will be adding equal groups together. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-add-equal-groups

RE 

Today, we are starting our new topic 'Neighbours'. Read Marie-Doriane's story. 

Answer the questions below, either in your workbooks or on J2E write.

  • Where does Marie-Dorianne live?
  • How old is she?
  • How is Marie-Dorianne like you?
  • Marie-Dorianne is not your next-door neighbour; she isn’t a neighbour in your class; she isn’t a neighbour in your school. Why do you think Marie-Dorianne is your neighbour?
  • CAFOD helps our neighbours around the world, particularly those who are poor. How has CAFOD helped Marie-Dorianne’s family?

Foundation 

In today’s lesson, you will be learning about sound. You will be specifically looking at how our bodies allow us to hear sounds. You will then learn that not everyone has the ability to hear things and you will look at what deaf people may use to hear or communicate. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/how-do-we-hear

Book Talk

For today's book talk I would like you to choose a story and answer the questions attached on the sheet below. Whilst reading think about what you would like to ask the author, if you have read any books similar to this and how you would change the story to suit you.

File icon: pptx Marie-Dorianes_Story [pptx 1MB] Click to download
File icon: docx Book Talk [docx 247KB] Click to download

Tuesday 30th June 2020

Good morning Class P! 

I hope you had a great day yesterday and took a lot of amazing photographs. 

On this day in 1937 the first emergency telephone call service using the 999 number was launched. In the last few months we have seen just how crucial services like this are for the public. 

It is also National Meteor Day Watch Day. You can learn all about what a meteor is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4xavj2hqSU

Have a fantastic day! 

Miss Good 

English 

In this lesson, you will have a chance to create your own creature. You will need to think carefully about the different parts of its body. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-create-a-creature

Maths 

In this lesson we will be looking at equal groups and adding them to make a total amount. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-recognise-and-add-equal-groups

Foundation 

In this lesson you will recap our previous Spanish lesson, then learn how to describe our hair and eye colour in Spanish! For this lesson you will need some paper, a pen or pencil to write with and some colouring pencils to draw. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-be-able-to-describe-physical-appearance-in-spanish

Book Talk 

Today I have attached a reading comprehension about space. Read the words and look at the picture than answer then questions. 

Story Time

Today's story is Not Now Bernard by David McKee https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8TpSVkMTcM

Monday 29th June 2020

Good morning Class P! 

How are you all today? Did you have a good weekend? We have been having some very strange weather at the moment! 

Today is National Camera Day. Taking photographs is a great way to capture a memory of a time and/or place.Today I would like you to try and find something exciting to take a photograph of. You can then share this with me on MyUSO or send an email of it to reception and I will put it on the website tomorrow.

Have a great day! 

Miss Good 

English 

In this lesson, you will listen to an information text about a fictional creature called a green-winged flay. You will then answer some questions on it. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-listen-to-an-information-text

Maths 

In this lesson you will explore your understanding of doubling and halving in the context of money. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-find-double-and-half-of-an-amount-of-money

Foundation 

Welcome to our first lesson on your new unit called the Oceans and Seas. Today, you will be learning about the 5 oceans on our earth and the location of them in relation to the 7 continents. You will be ordering them in size and discussing why the oceans are always in motion. In this lesson you will need a pencil, a piece of paper or an exercise book and your wonderful brain. Let’s get started! https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-is-an-ocean

Book Talk 

For today's Book Talk I would like you to pay a visit to Phonics Play Comics. Find a comic that interests you to read and discuss it with your adult. https://phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/comics.html

Story Time 

Choose a book from your home library to read and enjoy! 

 

Friday 26th June 2020

Happy Friday, Class P! 

I hope that you have had a wonderful week! 

On this date in 1909 the Victoria and Albert Museum opened. This museum is named after Queen Victoria and her husband Prince Albert. It has a number of different art exhibits one of which you can see through a virtual tour following this link: http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/videos/m/video-medieval-and-renaissance-galleries/

It was also on this date in 1997 that the wonderful world of Harry Potter was given to the world by it's author JK Rowling. If you do not already know what Harry Potter is you will learn about it as you move up the school!

Have a great day and a fantastic weekend! 

Miss Good 

English 

Today you will continue with what you started yesterday and edit your work: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-continue-to-write-our-recount

Maths 

In this lesson you will be comparing amounts of money using coins and notes: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-compare-different-amounts-of-money

Foundation 

To learn more about life in Queen Victoria's time go through the powerpoint attached below which looks at what schools were like then. Can you think of how they might have changed?

Book Talk 

For this book talk choose two characters from a book of your choice, or from the Man on the Moon story that you are learning. Draw a picture of each character in the boxes and write what they might say to each other in the speech bubbles. You can find the sheet attached below.

File icon: pptx Schools in the past [pptx 4MB] Click to download
File icon: docx Character Description [docx 26KB] Click to download

Thursday 25th June 2020

Good morning Class P! 

How are you enjoying the sun today? 

With the weather the way it is at the moment it might be had to believe that today is National Leon Day! This is the day that Christmas crafters begin to make their decorations and some long-lasting food ready for the Christmas season. Why is it called Leon Day? Try spelling Leon backwards and see what you get! 

I also wanted to say a huge well done to those of you have taken part in the Sum Dog compeition online. We are doing so well! I hope you are enjoying it and keep going with it! 

I will leave you to think about the quote in the picture. In these strange times can you think of all the things that make you happy?

Have a fantastic day! 

Miss Good 

English

In this lesson, we will start to write our recount of the day of The Man on the Moon. You will need lined paper and a pencil. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-begin-to-write-our-recount/

Maths

In this lesson you will use money in exchange for items within a shop. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-exchange-money-for-items/

Foundation

In today’s lesson, we will be learning about a famous female explorer called Gertrude Bell. She was best known for her travels to the Middle East. She helped lots of countries in the Middle East communicate after WW1. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/who-was-gertrude-bell/

Book Talk 

Today I have attached a comprehension that teaches you all about the Space Week which happened in 2019. Learn about what it is so that you are ready it again this year! Find it attached below.

Story Time 

Today's story time is coming to you all the way from space! Listen to 'Hey-ho, To Mars We'll Go!' which is read by the Astronaut Christina Koch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dtzMJipiuA

File icon: pdf Space week [pdf 1MB] Click to download

Wednesday 24th June 2020 

Good morning Class P!

Did you know that on this day in 1901 the very famous artist, Pablo Picasso, opened up his first art exhibit, (where he could show off his paintings), in Paris. Take a look at some of his art in the pictures above. They are known as surrealist art. Do you think you can create some of your own art work like this?

Last week the Duchess of Cambridge hosted a special assembly on Oak Academy where she talked about kindness. Yesterday's RE lesson was about how to be kind to people to people in the form of forgiveness. Can you think of any other ways to be kind? Watch this assembly to learn the benefits of being kind to others. https://classroom.thenational.academy/assemblies/kindness

I hope you have a lovely day! 

Miss Good 

English

In this lesson, we will be learning about the first person and the past tense to ensure that we use the key features of a recount. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-use-the-first-person-and-the-past-tense/

Maths

In this lesson you will be adding two amounts together to find the total amount in the context of money. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-find-the-total-cost-of-two-items/

Italian 

For today's Italian take a look at a variety of activities that have been set for you by Mrs Gioacchini here: https://padlet.com/clatilima2020/1jsnwa7vgoammpdv

Foundation

In today’s lesson, we'll be learning about sound. We will be specifically looking at what sound is and how to make sounds. This lesson will include identifying different volumes of sound. Lastly, we will be conducting an experiment to see if the sounds outside our home are the same in the morning compared to the sounds at night time. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-is-sound-ccdde4/?

Book Talk 

Today's book talk links to kindness. Read each of the questions and fill in the blanks with the correct answer. Find this sheet attached below.

Story Time

Today's story links with our English topic as it is another space story! Enjoy listening to Roaring Rockets! by Tony Mitton and Ant Parker here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Q2gNbL2Njs

Tuesday 23rd June 2020

Hello Class P,

On this day in 1974 the first extra-terrestrial message was sent from Earth into Space. If you could send a message into space what would it be? What questions would you ask to someone that is in space?

Today it is also National Hydration Day. This could not come at a better time with the glorious weather we are having. Make sure to drink plenty of water today to stay safe in the sun! 

I hope that you have a fantastic day!

Miss Good

English

In this lesson, we will draw a map of our recount so that we can remember the key events. You will need a piece of plain paper and a pencil.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-commit-a-story-to-memory-82ce18/

Maths

In this lesson you will use money in exchange for items within a shop.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-exchange-money-for-items/

Spanish

In this lesson, we will recap our previous learning then learn how to name different family members in Spanish. For this lesson, you will need some paper, a pen or pencil and maybe some colouring pencils!

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-be-able-to-name-family-members-in-spanish/

R.E

The friends of Jesus asked him about forgiving people who had hurt them. Peter thought it would be good to forgive them seven times and that would be quite hard to do. Peter was surprised when Jesus told him that you have to keep on forgiving, but he did say that the person who had done wrong should say sorry and really mean it.

Read the story from Matthew attached below. How do you think Peter felt when he heard what Jesus had to say?

Your task: On the foot print attached, write words and pictures of friendship and forgiveness. Display your footprint with the title ‘The pathway to forgiveness’.

Book Talk 

Today's Book Talk links to the story of the Man on the Moon. Read the text in the document attached and answers the questions below.

File icon: pptx [494521]Matthew_18._21-22 [pptx 1MB] Click to download
File icon: docx Man on the Moon 1 [docx 362KB] Click to download

Monday 22nd June 2020

Good morning Class P!

I hope that you have had a fantastic weekend!

It has been a while since I posted some of your work. Start your week by taking a look at some of the fantastic pieces I have been sent above.

This week you will be learning about astronauts through the story The Man on the Moon.

If you would like to learn even more find out what astronauts do by watching this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhD8GFwy734.

If you are feeling crafty I have also attached some astronaut art at the bottom of this post. You can create your own alien, learn how to draw an astronaut or make the entire solar system!

Have fun!

Miss Good

English

In this lesson, we will be listening to the story of The Man on the Moon. We are going to be imagining that we are the man on the moon this week and we will write a recount as if we were an astronaut. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-listen-to-a-story-a1104f/

Maths

In this lesson you will be using your knowledge and understanding of addition and subtraction using money. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-use-addition-and-subtraction-in-the-context-of-money/

Foundation

Today, we will be learning all about Marco Polo. He was an Italian explorer from Venice. He travelled through Central Asia and China, working for a Chinese ruler. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/who-was-marco-polo/

PSHE

In today’s lesson, we will review our time capsule that we created last lesson. We will reflect on our lockdown experience and on how it has felt being away from school for so long. We will think about what we have enjoyed and create a feelings jar, filled with all of the things that have made us happy, which might help others feel better about their experience.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/my-lockdown-feelings/

Story Time

If you like sweets you will enjoy today’s story which Candy King by Simon Hood https://sooperbooks.com/story/candy-king/

Make your own alien space craft

Astronaut Art 

Friday 19th June 2020

Happy, happy Friday Class P!

Another week has gone by without us seeing each other. I think that you have probably all grown a lot! You might even be as tall as me when we next see each other!

On this day in 1963 Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space, returned to Earth. Can you recall who the first person to walk on the moon was and what their famous words were?

On Sunday it will be Father’s Day. This is a day that we can thank our dads for all they do for us. If you would like to make a card to celebrate this I have attached a template below. I have attached another template below if you would like to thank someone else that looks after you instead.

I hope that you all have a fantastic weekend.

Miss Good

English

Today, we will finish of our story and edit our work. We will be particularly checking that we have used exclamation marks in the right place. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-continue-to-write-our-story-f375f0/

Maths

In this lesson you will be comparing amounts of money using coins and notes. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-compare-different-amounts-of-money/

Foundation

Today we will be studying a spectacular artist called Wassily Kandinsky. He was a Russian artist known for using lots of colours and shapes in his artwork. We will be recreating our own Kandinsky-inspired artwork. You will need some paints or colouring pencils for today’s lesson. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore-tints-and-shades/

Book Talk 

Today is the final Book Talk that is based on the story of The Very Noisy Night. Read the text then answer the questions on the document attached below.

Story Time

Today's story is called The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ybcr1HL7sq0&t=25s

File icon: docx Book Talk [docx 126KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Father's Day Card [pdf 394KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf thank you card [pdf 3MB] Click to download

Thursday 18th June 2020

Happy Thursday Class P!

Today I have a quote for you; “Never be limited by other people’s limited imagination.” This means that even if other people think you can’t do something it doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to.

This brilliant quote is from a woman called Dr Mae Carol Jemison who was the first African-American woman to travel into space. You can learn more about her by following this link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/53013219

There is also some exciting news! 

St Mary of the Angels will be taking part in a London Maths competition, against lots of other primary schools in London. The competiton will take place from 22nd June-26th June. You can take part and there are lots of prizes to be won!

This week, I will be calling you with your log-in details - have a piece of paper and a pencil ready to write them down! Then, you must go to the Sum Dog website 
https://www.sumdog.com/user/sign_in and enter your log-in details. Each pupil will need to log in and answer some maths questions every day next week to win prizes!

The prizes are:

  • The overall 1st place class will receive a Maths Week London trophy. Each pupil in the winning class will receive an app store voucher, either for Android or iOS.
  • 2nd and 3rd place classes will receive medals.
  • The top 3 pupils across London will receive medals and app store vouchers.

You can find more details about this competition on the main homepage of our website!

I hope that you all have a lovely day!

Miss Good

English

Today, you are going to start to write our story. You will need your story map ready to help you to remember what happens. You will also need a piece of lined paper and a pencil. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-begin-to-write-our-story-e60c4f/

Maths

In this lesson you will be naming the coins and notes and beginning to know the values they hold. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-recognise-the-value-of-different-coins-and-notes

Foundation

Today we are going to be learning about the exciting life of Sir Ranulph Fiennes. He has been called the world’s greatest living explorer! Ranulph is a British explorer who is attempting a new record-breaking challenge to raise money for charity. If he succeeds, he will become the first person to cross the North and South Poles and climb the highest mountain on each of the world’s seven continents. He has 3 continents to go.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/who-is-sir-ranulph-fiennes

Book Talk 

Today I have attached another Book Talk activity that links to the story The Very Noisy Night.You will need to try and identify the subject (what is being discussed), the verb (a doing or action word) and noun (the name of a person, place or thing).

Story Time 

Today I have attached a story called Back To Earth With a Bump. You can find this story attached below! 

File icon: docx Book Talk [docx 96KB] Click to download
File icon: ppt Back to Earth With a Bump [ppt 7MB] Click to download

Wednesday 17th June 2020

Good morning Class P, 

Did you know that on this date in 1928 Amelia Earhart became the first female passenger to cross the Atlantic in a plane? A couple of weeks ago you should have learnt what she was famous for. If you can't remember can you find out? 

Today is also famous for being National Eat Your Vegetables Day. Do you know how many pieces of fruit and vegetables you should eat each day to stay healthy? Did you know that some fruits try to trick you so that you think they are vegetables? Can you work out what makes a fruit fruit and vegetables veg?

Have a lovely day! 

Miss Good 

English

In our story, there are lots of times where a character speaks with intense emotion, so today we will be learning how to use exclamation marks. You will need a piece of paper and a pencil. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-use-exclamation-marks/

Maths

In this lesson you will be comparing amounts of money using coins and notes. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-compare-different-amounts-of-money/

Foundation

Today we are going to be learning about the five senses. Our bodies do some amazing things. They allow us to see the wonderful world around us, hear things and taste delicious foods. We will be looking at which body part relates to each sense and conducting a sound exploration using our ears.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-are-the-5-senses/

Book Talk 

Today's Book Talk is similar to yesterday's which focuses on the story of The Very Noisy Night. Read the text provided and answer the questions. You will be able to find this attached below.
Story Time 

As today is about veggies use this story time to listen to Supertato: Run Veggies Run! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIeAHK-5m6E

File icon: docx Book Talk [docx 217KB] Click to download

Tuesday 16th June 2020

Good morning, Class P! 

I hope that you enjoyed learning all about flags yesterday. Today is National Smile Day.

Giving someone as smile is a sure way to brighten up their day! Can you think of all of the things that make you smile and put them into a list? One thing that you might be able to add is fudge. That is because today is also National Fudge Day! From lemon drizzle  to peanut butter cup  you can get all sorts of weird and wonderful fudge to choose from! Can you find out where fudge was first made?

Have a lovely day! 

Miss Good 

English

Today, you are going to be drawing our story maps to help you to commit the story to memory. There will be challenge at the end of the lesson to tell the story independently. You will need a piece of paper and a pencil. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-commit-a-story-to-memory-4ca7c8

Maths

In this lesson you will be naming the coins and beginning to know the values they hold. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-recognise-the-value-of-different-coins

Foundation

In this lesson, you will recap our previous learning and then learn how to talk about different pets in Spanish! For today's lesson you will need some paper and a pen or pencil. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-be-able-to-name-different-pets-in-spanish

Book Talk 

Today's book talk is based on the story of The Very Noisy Night which you are learning in English. Read the part of the story on the sheet and answer the questions below. You can find it attached at the bottom of this post.

Story Time 

As today is about smiling I thought that the story of Mr Happy by Roger Hargreaves would be the perfect book for our story time today! Listen to it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTqZ9OCR0Ok

File icon: docx A very noisy night book talk [docx 217KB] Click to download

Monday 15th June 2020

Good morning Class P!

I hope that you had a fantastic weekend. 

Yesterday was a very important day, it was the anniversary of the Grenfell Tower tragedy. Lots of people have been paying their respects and remembering what happened through a number of ways. Some have created green hearts through art work, baked cakes and thanked local heroes. Last night at 10:30 pm, a lot of bulidings were lit up in green and many people were shining green lights out of their windows. Below today's message you can open the 'Green for Grenfell' leaflet and create something to mark the third anniversary. 

Today it is National Flag Day. In the past flags were used on ships to send messages. This is why it can also mean ‘to make someone aware of something’. For a challenge today, can you find out how many National Flags there are in the world? Or even design one of your own? I have attached a template for you to do this below.

Don't forget that you can share any work you complete with me on J2Write or by sending an email to the office.

Talk to you tomorrow! 

Miss Good 

English

This week, we will hear and learn the story of The Very Noisy Night by Diane Henry. You will need a piece of paper and a pencil for this lesson. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-listen-to-a-story/

Maths

In this lesson you will be identifying the properties of coins and beginning to name them. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-identify-the-physical-properties-of-coins/

Foundation

Today, we will be learning all about the incredible adventures of Sir Ernest Shackleton. He wanted to be the first man to reach the South Pole. Sadly, after 4 attempts to get there, he never made it. During this lesson, we look back at the heroic journey Shackleton and his team took, trying to reach the South Pole. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/who-was-sir-ernest-shackleton/

PSHE

In today’s lesson, we will be adding another important item into our time capsule. We will take the challenge of not being able to play some of our favourite playground games and create new ones or adapt the existing ones. The key will be that they will be safe and ensure a safe distance is maintained. Isn’t it interesting to think how future generations may view this? https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/playing-together-but-apart/

Book Talk

Choose a book from your at home library or log on to Bug Club to access your reading books.

 

File icon: pdf T-T-123-Design-a-flag (1) [pdf 207KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Green 4 Grenfell [pdf 543KB] Click to download

Friday 12th June 2020

Happy Friday, Class P! 

Another week has flown by! I hope you have all had a fantastic week. Thank you to Aaron for sending me the lovely letter that he has written for his classmates. 

As it is the end of the week I have decided to leave you with some happy news. Take a look at this news article about how dogs have been cheering up seals in the Cornish Seal Sanctuaryhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52938964.

Have a fantastic weekend! 

Miss Good 

English 

Today you will be learning how to write your poem. Find your lesson here: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-write-our-poem/

Maths 

In this lesson you will be adding two-digit numbers and ones together with regrouping. Find the lesson here: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-add-two-digit-numbers-to-ones-with-regrouping/

Foundation 

In this lesson we are going to be making a terrarium. A terrarium is like an aquarium, but for plants instead of fish. We will be making a simplified version of this terrarium, including items we may have readily available in our homes and gardens. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-build-a-terrarium/

Book Talk 

Today I have attached a comprehension based on the song 'I do like to be beside the seaside'. Read the song and answer the questions on the document attached. 

Story Time 

Today's story follows our ocean theme. Listen to the story of Winnie and Wilbur Under the Sea by Valerie Thomas here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5YE4rxQJhg

Thursday 11th June 2020

Happy Thursday, Year 1!

I hope that you are having a great week so far.

Today is National Making Life Beautiful Day. One of my favourite hymns is ‘All things bright and beautiful.’ I have attached some beautiful illustrations of the hymn above for you to look at and you can learn the hymn via the following link.

Today I would like you to think about the things that make life beautiful. For example, I think that the sun brightens up the world or people coming together in times of need makes me smile. Can you think of any of you own? Perhaps you can create some artwork around this which I can share with the rest of the class.

Have a great day!

Miss Good 

English

Today, you will be drawing a poetry plan so that you are ready to write in Lesson 5. You will need a piece of plain paper and a pencil. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-plan-our-poem/activities/1/

Maths

In this lesson you will use addition and subtraction strategies to solve equations. Find the lesson here: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore-addition-and-subtraction-a52baa/

Foundation

In this lesson you will be learning how you can record wind direction. Wind is when air moves. We cannot see wind but we can see it moving objects around us. We will then be looking at types of wind and conducting a wind logging experiment.

RE

Sometimes there are occasions when we purposely break important rules about loving. When something bad is done on purpose, that we know will upset or hurt someone, that is called a ‘sin’. When we purposely don’t do something that we know we should do and know that it will hurt or upset someone that, too, is a sin. A sin breaks our friendship with God and others and makes us feel bad. When we sin, God still loves us, just as our parents love us even when they do not like what we do.

Read the story of Chloe and Phoebe. Imagine you are Chloe - write your account of the story, including how you felt and why what you did was wrong. What should happen to make things better? 

Book Talk 

Learn six new 'WOW' words in today's Book Talk. Read the poem and match the adjectives to the pictures. Can you think of any of your own? Take a look at The Dolphin work sheet below to know more.

Story Time

Today's book is called What are Wonderful World. Louis Armstrong's song by the same title is sung over the top. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYbKOUzfMHY

File icon: docx The Dolphin Book Talk [docx 123KB] Click to download

Wednesday 10th June 2020

Good morning Class P!

Today is the birthday of the Queen’s husband, Prince Philip. He was born on this date in 1921. Can you work out how old that makes him? This might be a bit tricky so ask your adult to help you!

Earlier this week it was National Best Friends Day. As we haven’t been able to see our friends for a while now I thought it would be nice if you could write a letter to the rest of your class letting them know what you have been up to during lockdown and what you miss about being at school with them. If you are happy for me to share them with the rest of the class you can send them to me, either via the office email or J2Write and I will post them on the website for everyone to see!

Have a great day!

Miss Good

English

Today, we will be learning about onomatopoeia so that we can include it in our poems that we write on Friday. The lesson is bound to go off with a BANG! https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-identify-onomatopoeia-year-1-wk6-3

Maths

In this lesson you will use addition and subtraction strategies to solve equations https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/maths/to-explore-addition-and-subtraction-year-1-wk6-3

Science

In this lesson we are going to be learning all about the wind. Wind is when air moves. We cannot see wind but we can see it moving objects around us. We will then be looking at types of wind and conducting a wind logging experiment. https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/foundation/how-can-we-record-wind-direction-year-1-wk6-3

Book Talk

Take a look at the poem attatched which is all about the ocean and answer the questions. Make sure to look up any of the sea creatures that you don't know! 

Story Time

Today’s story is all about friendship and team work. It is called The Story of Seeds. Find it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkIOPrn_5U4

File icon: docx Ocean Book Talk [docx 203KB] Click to download

Tuesday 9th June 2020

Hi Class P,

How are you all today? Did you create any of the Ocean crafts yesterday? If so, I would love to see them! Don’t forget that you can either send them to the office email address or upload them onto J2Write.

Today is another National day, yes- another one! It is Donald Duck Day. Donald Duck was first created by Walt Disney in 1934 so has been around for a long time! Donald Duck comes to life on screen through drawings by animators. The people who draw Donald Duck are called Cartoonists. If you would like to be a cartoonist too learn how to draw Donald Duck using this tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6TSwMvXs9U

Have a quacking day!

Miss Good

English

Today, you will be identifying rhyming words and working out which words rhyme and which words do not. You will need a piece of paper and a pencil. https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-identify-rhyming-words-year-1-wk6-2

Maths

In this lesson you will use addition and subtraction strategies to solve equations.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/maths/to-explore-addition-and-subtraction-year-1-wk6-2

Spanish

In today's lesson we will recap our previous learning and then move on to learning how to say different colours in Spanish. For this lesson you will need a pen or pencil and some paper. You might also want to use some colouring pens or pencils if you have them!

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/foundation/learning-the-colours-in-spanish-year-1-wk6-2

Story Time

Today’s story is The Pout Pout Fish by Deborah Dieson.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqupxANpqIE

Book Talk

I have attached a document below with a picture of Donald Duck. Take a look at the picture then answer the questions in the document.

File icon: docx Donald Duck Book Talk [docx 94KB] Click to download

Monday 8th June 2020

Good morning Class P!

I hope that you have had a fantastic weekend!

Did you know that more than 70% of the worlds surface is covered by the ocean?

As it is World Ocean Day today we will be learning about the importance of keeping our oceans clean and safe through our arts and crafts, book talk and Story Time activities. One way that we can protect our oceans is to make sure that we recycle the plastic we use. We can also make sure that we throw away our rubbish in bins so that it does not end up in the sea. Can you think of any more ways we can help to protect the oceans?

English

In today's lesson, you will listen to a poem and have a chance to act it out. You will then have to answer some questions on it. You will need a piece of paper and a pencil. https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-listen-to-a-poem-year-1-wk6-1

Maths

In this lesson you will use addition and subtraction knowledge to solve word problems:

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/maths/to-solve-word-problems-year-1-wk6-1

Foundation

Early this year we learnt about the first man who walked on the moon. Can you remember his name and the famous words he spoke? If not, you have a chance to refresh your memories in this lesson about him https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/foundation/who-was-neil-armstrong-year-1-wk6-1

Book Talk

Today I have attached a comprehension that focuses on the effects of pollution on our oceans. There are different versions of this which get harder as the go through so make sure that you choose one which is suitable for you.

Story Time

Today I have included a choice of a few stories for you to listen to:
Save the Ocean: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1_37YGzXrc

A Whale’s Tale: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFPoIU5iiYQ

File icon: pdf Pollution Comprehension [pdf 1MB] Click to download

Scuba Diver Art 

If you have a printer at home take a picture of yourself and print it out to turn yourself into a scuba diver. If you don't have a printer draw a self portrait of yourself instead. Make some googles and use a straw or stick for your snorkel!

Ocean in a Jar

Use a jar or recycle a plastic container to make an ocean in a jar. Fill the jar with ocean related objects. If you do not have any cut these out of recycled plastic. Fill with water and add a small splash of blue food colouring.

Egg Carton Ocean

If you have finished with your egg carton turn it into an underwater ocean instead! Paint the container blue and add coral, fish and other crustacians to create an environment sea creatures would love to live in.

Friday 5th June 2020

Happy Thursday, Class P! 

I hope that you enjoyed yesterday's joke. Today it is National Doughnut Day which is why I have put up a picture of some of the doughnuts I decorated over Easter. What is your favourite flavour? If you are looking for something fun to do today why not create your very own doughnuts? If you do not have the ingredients at home draw one instead by using the link in the doughnut section below!

Mrs Hough has also set an exciting challenge for you:

Summer Reading Challenge

The Summer Reading Challenge, presented by The Reading Agency and funded by Arts Council England, encourages children aged 4 to 11 to set themselves a reading challenge to help prevent the summer reading ‘dip’. 

This year, Silly Squad, the Summer Reading Challenge 2020, will celebrate funny books, happiness and laughter. Children taking part in the Challenge will join the Silly Squad, an adventurous team of animals who love to have a laugh and get stuck in to all different kinds of funny books! 

With the disruption caused by COVID-19 and the impact of social distancing on schools and public libraries, the 2020 Challenge will launch as a digital activity to keep children reading over the summer and support parents and carers with children already at home. The Challenge will run from June to September, launching with a week of activity from Monday 1 June and culminating in an official launch day of curated events on Friday 5 June 2020.

Find out more here: https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/?fbclid=IwAR0PAUNeHZY9y33bk1LT4HWPw_X47QUa_Kb371YLlDPYi0_axSMsx7-J-wQ

Have an a-glazing day! 

Miss Good 

English 

Today, we will finish off our information text and then take time to edit it. You will need a piece of lined paper and a pencil.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-continue-to-write-out-information-text-year-1-wk5-5

Maths 

In this lesson you will be subtracting ones from two-digit numbers with regrouping. If you would like an extra challenge log on to Mathletics and complete some of the activities or have a go at these money games.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/maths/to-subtract-two-digit-numbers-and-ones-with-regrouping-year-1-wk5-5#slide-1

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/toy-shop-money

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/coins-game

Art

In this lesson, we will be learning all about light and how to create shadows. The shadows will be our source of inspiration for our artwork today. We will be discussing different types of materials which help shadows to form.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/foundation/to-create-shadow-art-year-1-wk5-5

Book Talk 

Today's Book Talk you will be searching for adjectives in our book, 'How does a dinosaur go to school?' You can choose to read the book at home or listen to it. Remember an adjective is a word that describes something. The big T-Rex ran to his amazing school. I have attached a worksheet for this below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iLmohu6YeY

Story Time 

Todays story time is a wonderful book called 'The Lion Inside'. What is the lesson they teach you in this book

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fx0LQkmEmmA

For an extra special rap version of the book, click here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7D2nASjCwU

Doughnut Ideas

Recipe:

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/doughnut-dough

Art:

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

File icon: docx Character Description [docx 57KB] Click to download

Thursday 4th June 2020

Gouda morning, Class P! 

Did you know that the opposite sides of the dice add up to seven? If you have a dice at home, try it! 

As it is National Cheese Day today I thought I would start the day off with a cheese joke (see picture!) Apparently there are over 2000 different types of cheese in the world. What is your favourite? 

At school we have been trying out some of the dinosaur activities that I posted on Monday. We have made 'dinosaur bones' and have created a habitat for our dinosaurs. Have you made any creations at home? If so I'd love to see it! 

If you have entered our school's 'Self-portrait' competition make sure you check out the Art Competition section of the website to see if you can find it. I have sent in a portrait too. Can you spot it? http://www.stmaryangels.co.uk/home_learning/art_competition.html If you haven't entered yet you still have until Friday 5th June. Good luck! 

Have a brie-lliant day and don't forget to send me your amaing work either on J2Write or to the office email address! 

Miss Good 

English 

In today's lesson, we are going to start writing our Terrifying T-Rex information text. You will need a piece of lined paper and a pencil.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-start-to-write-our-information-text-year-1-wk5-4

Maths 

In this lesson you will be adding two-digit numbers and ones together with regrouping. If you would like an extra challenge log on to Mathletics and complete some of the activities or have a go at these money games.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/maths/to-add-two-digit-numbers-to-ones-with-regrouping-year-1-wk5-4#slide-1

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/toy-shop-money

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/coins-game

History

In today’s lesson we are going to be learning all about Amelia Earhart. She is one of America’s most well-known and adventurous aviators, who made history when she completed the first solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean. We will be listening to and then drawing the story of her incredible life.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/foundation/who-is-amelia-earhart-year-1-wk5-4

Book Talk 

Today's Book Talk you will be searching for the Magic E in our book, 'How does a dinosaur go to school?' You can choose to read the book at home or listen to it. Remember that the magic e is a split digraph. When two vowels go walking the first one does the talking. This means that it changes how the word sounds. Write any words with a magic e down on a piece of paper. Then try to put them into a sentence.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iLmohu6YeY

Story Time 

Todays story time you might remember these characters from another famous book. Enjoy Winnie and Wilbur Stay at Home.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPiV3RtoMd0

 

 

 

File icon: docx magic e hunt 1 [docx 14KB] Click to download
File icon: ppt Dinosaurs- How does a dinosaur go to school [ppt 24MB] Click to download

Wednesday 3rd June 2020

Good morning, Class P,

Did you know that the first dinosaur to be formally named was the 'Megalosaurus?' Can you find out what it was like?

I hope that you had a lovely day yesterday and enjoyed learning about the life of The Queen.

I don't know about you, but I definitely don't feel like we are in June! Somehow we are already three days in! The month of June comes from the Roman calendar and used to be called Lunius. The new name might come from the Roman goddess Juno, wife of Jupiter. June only had 29 days and it was actually Julius Caesar who added the additional day giving June 30 days.

Have a great day!

Miss Good

English 

In today's lesson, you will be learning about the past tense of regular verbs, learning key rules and practising putting sentences into the past tense. 

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-understand-how-to-use-the-past-tense-year-1-wk5-3

 

Maths 

In this lesson you will be subtracting ones from two-digit numbers. 

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/maths/to-subtract-two-digit-numbers-and-ones-year-1-wk5-3If you would like an extra challenge log on to Mathletics and complete some of the activities or have a look at the activity ilnk below.

Science

In this lesson we will be learning all about hibernation. It is really important for certain animals to hibernate to protect themselves during the cold winter months. We will be looking at different animals who hibernate, when they hibernate, what they do to prepare for hibernation and where they go to hibernate. https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/foundation/what-is-hibernation-year-1-wk5-3

Book Talk 

Today's Book Talk is all about dinosaurs. You will need to use your prediction, retrieval and explanation skills to answer the questions. You can find these below. Tomorrow I will post the story this is linked to in our Story Time. 

Story Time 

In today's storytime hear about a house that makes delicious pumpkin soup! It is called Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dR5yOM53UvQ

File icon: pdf Addition challenge [pdf 144KB] Click to download
File icon: docx Dinosaur Book Talk [docx 4MB] Click to download

Tuesday 2nd June 2020

Hola, Class P! 

Did you know that the word 'dinosaur' comes from the Greek language and means 'terrible lizard'?

I hope you are all well and enjoyed yesterday's jokes. Did you create any of the dinosaur activities? If so I would love to see them! Remember that you can send them to me either by uploading them onto MyUSO or by sending them to office@stmaryangels.co.uk.

Today marks the 67th year of the Queen's Coronation (the day that the Queen was crowned). Can you find out how old Elizabeth II was when she became Queen? To celebrate this momentous day I have attached some fun activities below.     

Mrs Carroll and I are back in school this week and have already been talking about how much we miss teaching you. Don't forget to send your brilliant work to us! 

Have a fantastic day, 

Miss Good 

English 

Today you will be learning how to commit an information text to memory. Today's drawing is more in the style of the talk for writing drawings that we do at school. Once you have watched your virtual teacher you will need a pencil and paper to complete the activity. https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-commit-an-information-text-to-memory-year-1-wk5-2#slide-1

Maths 

In this lesson you will be adding two digit numbers to a one digit number. Using your number bonds will help when doing this. Watch the lesson and complete the activity here: https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/maths/to-add-two-digit-numbers-to-ones-year-1-wk5-2 If you would like an extra challenge log on to Mathletics and complete some of the activities.

RE

This half term, we'll be starting our brand new RE topic - Rules.  We have lots of different rules in our world - think about the rules we have at school, or you might have at home. Different people have to follow different rules, for example adults who drive a car. God has rules to help us live well with ourselves and each other.  Read the letter from Saint Paul attached below - what do you think he is talking about? 

What do you think Saint Paul says is important? In your exercise books, or on BusyThings think about what this letter means to you and how it makes you feel?

Spanish 

In this Spanish lesson you will be learning how to say how you feel: https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/foundation/saying-how-you-feel-in-spanish-year-1-wk5-2

Book Talk 

To continue our theme of the Queen's Coronation today's book talk also focuses on her life. There are different comprehensions on the document attached below. Find which one suits you to read.

Story Time 

This time can be very confusing for some of us. If you are feeling this way the following book is perfect for Story Time today. It is called The Colour Monster by Anna Llenas https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ih0iu80u04Y

File icon: pptx RE Lesson - Letter from Saint Paul [pptx 1MB] Click to download
File icon: ppt Queen Elizabeth Powerpoint [ppt 11MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Queen Elizabeth Comprehension [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Crown Template [pdf 27KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Crown Spot the Difference [pdf 607KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Queen Elizabeth Colouring [pdf 2MB] Click to download

Monday 1st June 2020

Hi Class P! 

How is everyone? Did you have a lovely half term in the sun? I have been missing talking to you each day. To keep busy I have made sushi for the first time, tie-dyed t-shirts and have been on a lot of long walks. I have included some pictures of what I have been up to above.  I'd love to know what you have been up to this half term too! 

I have a couple of jokes for you today: 

1. What do you call a dinosaur with one eye?

Do-you-think-he-saurus

2. What do you call a group of singing dinosaurs?

A tyranno-chorus.

Why am I telling dinosaur related jokes today you may be asking? It's because you will be learning about them this week! I know that some of you are already experts on everything dinosaur related but I'm sure that you will still enjoy this week's learning! Below this post I have attached lot of dinosaur related activities you can complete at home. 

Did any of you hear about the two astronauts who were launched into space to go to the International Space Station on Saturday night? Apparently you could see it fly over London! Today's Book Talk has been inspired by this event. 

Before half term I set you a book emoji challenge. I have incuded a picture of the answers for this below.

Have a great day! 

Miss Good 

English 

Today you will be listening to an information text about a T-Rex. Watch the video taught by your virtual teacher and complete the work they ask you to do. https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/terrifying-t-rex-year-1-wk5-1

Maths 

Today you will be learning how to apply knowledge of number bonds. You can find this lesson here: https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/terrifying-t-rex-year-1-wk5-1

Geography 

In this lesson you will be learning all about explorers! https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/foundation/what-is-an-explorer-year-1-wk5-1 Below I have attached a document that you can print out to help you turn into a palaeontologist (a scientist that studies fossils). You will either need to print out a picture of yourself or draw a picture of yourslef to complete it.

Book Talk 

Today's book talk is a comprehension all about the solar system. There are different versions of the comprehension so scroll down to choose which is best suited to you.

Story Time 

As your families have been doing such a good job with your home learning today's story is all about celebrating families! The book is called The Family Book by Todd Parr. Find it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIm_H01Z6Ss

File icon: pdf Solar System Comprehension [pdf 884KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Palaeontologist Template [pdf 787KB] Click to download

Dinosaur Habitat 

After learning about what an explorer is create a habitat using items from your recycling bin and have fun 'exploring' it! 

Become a dinosaur 

To become a dinosaur you will need some very scary scales! Learn how to create these here: 

http://www.paper-and-glue.com/2014/09/diy-paper-dinosaur-hat.html

Sourdough Fossils 

Be a 'real life' paleontologist by creating your own sourdough fossils. Find the tutorial here:

https://bit.ly/2zNA0nl

Draw your own dinosaur

Learn how to draw a dinosaur with these tutorials. Click each link to choose your favourite dinosaur: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZ2h6W4YVz0

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLBFjBc1PPc

Emoji Quiz Answers

Friday 22nd May 2020

Good morning Class P, 

I can't believe it is already Friday AND half term again. Time flies when you are having fun! Thank you to Aaron for sending me his fantastic story of The Tiger Who Came to Tea!

This week I have been busy painting my self-portrait for tomorrow's competition. Don't forget to submit yours by the end of TODAY for a chance to win a £10 book voucher! If you have already submitted yours make sure to check out the main home page to see it there! 

I hope that you have been enjoying our Mental Health Awareness Week activities. I am writing this whilst drinking a cup of tea and just noticed that the mug I am drinking from has a very important message on it. Take a look at the photographs to see what it says. 

Today's activity is for all of the keen bakers in the class. If you are able to go to the shops to get the ingredients I have attached a recipe for making 'Kind Gingerbread Men' (as picture above) at the bottom of the page.

If you do not want to bake create your own 'Friendship Recipe' instead.This should include all the things you think you need to be a good friend. I have put a picture above for inspiration. 

This week Mrs Hough has been ringing to check in with you. I have missed our weekly chat but I will ring again after half term so you can tell me all about what you have been up to. If you would like to talk to me this week email the office to let me know and I will try to ring you back today or I am in school this week so you can try ringing the school's number to get through to me. 

Have a fantastic weekend and half term! 

Miss Good

English 

Today you will write the beginning of the story of The Tiger Who Came to Tea. Listen to and complete the work sheet by your virtual teacher: https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-start-to-write-our-story-year-1-wk4-4#slide-1

Maths 

Today you will continue to order numbers with 100. Watch your virtual teacher and complete the work set: https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/maths/to-order-numbers-within-100-year-1-wk4-4#slide-1

If you would like a challenge answer these problem solving and reasoning questions: 

1. On a number line these numbers are in the correct order: 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15. Is this correct? Explain your reasoning.

2. Sanjit and Izzy and counting from 50 to 60. 

Sanjit thinks the correct order is 50, 51, 52, 53, 56, 55, 57, 58, 59, 60

Izzy thinks that the correct order is 50, 51, 53, 54, 55, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61 

Who is correct? Explain your answer.

Science 

Today you will be learning how to make insects out of natural materials. Watch your lesson here: https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/foundation/to-make-insects-using-natural-materials-year-1-wk4-5#slide-1

PE

To get you moving over half term today's picture is a series of challenges. Choose which challenges to complete by spelling out your name. You can make this harder by using your first name and your surname! 

Book Talk 

Over half term make sure to sign in to Bug Club to access phonics games and reading books. If you need any more books let me know on either J2Write or by emailing the school office.

Story Time

Today I have attached a 'Readopoly board'. This is similar to the game of monopoly except you will need to fill in the spaces with your own books. If you do not have dice at home put the numbers from 1-12 in a bag and choose one at random when it is your turn. You can also create your own counters. As you go around the board you will be given challenges to complete! 

 

 

File icon: pdf Readopoly Board [pdf 922KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Readopoly Challenge Cards [pdf 41KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Readopoly Chance Cards [pdf 41KB] Click to download
File icon: docx Gingerbread Men recipe [docx 64KB] Click to download

Thursday 21st May 2020

Good morning Class P, 

Did you know that tigers have striped skin, not striped fur?

I hope that you had a lovely day yesterday and were all as excited by Sienna's news as I was! Did you enjoy the emoji challenge? How many did you get?

In support of Metal Health Awareness Week today's challenge is to create a 'Kindness Tree' or a 'Kindness Hunt'. Cut out hearts and write kind messages on them. Either hide these around the house for your family to find or attach some ribbon and hang them on a tree or branch if you have one to hand like in the picture above.

Have a fantastic day! 

Miss Good 

p.s. Don't forget to submit your self-portraits into our school's competition by Friday 22nd May. You could win a voucher worth £10! 

English 

For English today you will begin to write your story. Click the link to find the lesson set by your virtual teacher: https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-start-to-write-our-story-year-1-wk4-4

Maths

In your Maths lesson today you will continue to order numbers within 100. Watch the lesson taught by your virtual teacher and complete the work they have set: https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-start-to-write-our-story-year-1-wk4-4

Geography

In Geography today you will virtually fly to Antartica. Listen as your virtual teacher tells you all about what the continent is like and complete the work they set: https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/foundation/what-is-antarctica-like-year-1-wk4-4

Book Talk

Today I would like you to pay a visit to your at home library. Choose your favourite book and go on an 'Interesting Word Hunt'. Once you have done this write the interesting words down, either in your workbooks or on a piece of paper. Make sure to look up the definitions if you don't know what they mean. Most importantly, have fun!  

Wednesday 20th May 2020

Ciao Class P! 

Today I am very excited to share the news that Sienna's baby brother has arrived! Sienna is already hard at work being a fantastic big sister and helping out with the new arrival. A massive CONGRATULATIONS from all of us at SMA. Welcome to our Class P family, Freddie. We can't wait to meet you! 

 

I hope that you had a wonderful day yesterday. Did you manage to go on the virtual tour of Longleat Safari Park? I loved seeing the animals and hope you did too.

As you know it is Mental Health Awareness Week this week. Yesterday, I asked you to create a kindness box. Today, it would be lovely if you could create a poster thanking someone for the hard work they do in the community or a poster of the ways you can look after yourself and others during this time. See the pictures below for inspiration. I have attached a few template posters for you to colour in below if you are struggling for ideas. Once you have finished, and with the permission of your adult, put the poster in the window to share your kindness with the world! 

Have a fantastic day! 

Addio,

Miss Good 

English

In your English lesson today you will learn how to identify and write questions. Watch the lesson taught by your virtual teacher and complete the work set in your workbooks: https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-understand-how-to-identify-and-write-questions-year-1-wk4-3#slide-1

Maths 

Today in Maths you will be learning how to order numbers within 100. Click the following link to access your lesson: https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/maths/to-order-numbers-within-100-year-1-wk4-3 I have attached a powerpoint below and extra worksheets if you would like more of a challenge. Remember that just doing what your virtual teacher has set you is enough! 

Science 

In your Science lesson today you will be learning how to measure rainfall. Do you think you will collect much rain water this week? Learn how to do this here: https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/foundation/how-can-you-measure-rainfall-year-1-wk4-3#slide-1

Italian

Today in Italian you will be learning about Frutta and Verdura (Fruit and Vegetables). Mrs Gioacchini would like for you to play the game in the following link: https://wordwall.net/resource/1370926/frutta-verdura

Book Talk 

Today's Book Talk is a little different. Today I would like you to guess the famous book title based on the emoji's. Scroll below this post to find it! I will be providing the answers later in the week. Have fun! 

Story Time 

For today's story time I would like for you to read the story of Owl Babies by Martin Waddell and Patrick Benson. You can find it here: https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/storybooks-and-games/owl-babies/

File icon: pptx Ordering numbers powerpoint [pptx 1MB] Click to download
File icon: doc Ordering Numbers 1-100 [doc 39KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Ordering-Numbers Document [pdf 166KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Thank you poster 1 [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Thank you poster 2 [pdf 669KB] Click to download

Kindness Box 

Well done for creating such a great Kindness Box, Mika. Your kind words have brightened up my day! 

Kindness Poster 

If you are looking for inspiration to create a kindness poster for both yourselves and people in your community take a look at the picture above.

Work 

Thank you to Sienna and Archie for sending me your work today. You are all working very hard. Keep it up! 

Guess the title... Emoji Challenge

Tuesday 19th May 2020


Hola Class P!

I hope you had a great Monday! Thank you to Mika, Ethan and Archie for sending me your brilliant tigers which you can see above! Also, thank you to Aaron for sending a voice recording of himself reading the story of 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea'. I LOVED hearing your voice! Seeing all of your hard work is making me miss you all a lot! I am very proud of all of the work you are doing at home.

Did any of you go on a vitual tour of the museums yesterday? I'd love to know what you thought. Today, to continue our learning about tigers why not take a trip to Longleat Safari Park to visit the animals https://bit.ly/368yIz4? The tour is 30 minutes long and teaches you all about the animals and how they are looked after. If you would like to skip ahead you can find the tigers at 15:58.

This week is also Mental Health Awareness Week. This years theme is 'Kindness'. To support this today I would love for you to try and make a kindness box which you can fill with all the kind things you can do for yourself and other people. E.g. I will listen to my mum or I am good at English. Scroll to the bottom of this post for some inspiration.

I hope you have a brilliant day and I will talk to you again tomorrow! 

Adios! 

Senorita Good 

English

Today you will be learning how to commit a story to memory. This is the lesson where you draw out your story so make sure that you have your pencils and paper at the ready!  https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-commit-a-story-to-memory-year-1-wk4-2

Maths

In today's Maths lesson you will be learning how continue to learn how to compare numbers within 100. Watch the video and complete the task set by your virtual teacher: https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/maths/to-compare-numbers-within-100-on-a-place-value-chart-year-1-wk4-2#slide-1 I have included an extra worksheet for you to complete. Remember that you only have to do this if you want a challenge.

R.E:

Last week, we began to learn about the story of Pentecost. Click here to watch the clip. Think and talk about how Jesus’ friends knew he would keep his promise and how, with the help of the Holy Spirit, they shared the happiness of Jesus’ love with everyone. Have a go at answering these questions in your exercise book.

  • What do you like best about the Pentecost story and why?
  • What change had the Holy Spirit made to the friends of Jesus? 
  • How would you be able to tell what the Holy Spirit had done?
  • What was the Good News the friends shared?

Spanish 

Today you wil be learning how to say the days of the week and the months of the year in Spanish! You can find this lesson here: https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/foundation/learning-the-days-of-the-week-and-months-of-the-year-in-spanish-year-1-wk4-2

Book Talk 

Today I would like you to choose a non-fiction book to read. Once you have finished can you answer the questions in the document that I have attached at the bottom of this post about what your favourite book is, who your favourite character is and your favourite book of all time? I would love for you to share this with me! 

Story Time 

As well as teaching your PE lesson today Joe Wicks will also be reading your daily story! Click this link to find out what it is: https://bit.ly/2WjVcdp

File icon: pdf Comparing Numbers Extension [pdf 2MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Book Talk- I love to read books about [pdf 334KB] Click to download

Kindness Box 

Create a kindness box out of something from your recycling. Decorate it in bright colours to make you happy! 

Kind Words 

Write down kind words to put in your kindness box. These can be for other people or yourself!

Keep Adding! 

This box isn't just for today. Keep adding to it as and when you think of something kind to say. Once it is full take them out and read all of the lovely things you have written. 

Monday 18th May 2020

Good morning Class P! 

Did you know that crocodiles cannot stick out their tongues?

How are you? I hope that you have had a great weekend! This weekend I went for a run and baked banana muffins. What did you do? I'd love to know.

Thank you to those of you who have sent in your fantastic self-portraits! Make sure to look at the main page of the website to see yours up there or to gain some inspiration if you still need to create yours.

On VE Day I sent you a link to 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea', which I hope you enjoyed as it is this weeks English topic! I can't wait to see all of the brilliant work you do. 

It is also National Museum Day. To celebrate this day click the link so that you can go on a virtual tour of the Natural History Museum! Not only can you look at the beautiful building but you can also visit 'Hope' the Blue Whale in the museum https://rb.gy/t6mwgc  This might also be the perfect time to 'fly' all the way to America to visit the incredible Smithsonian Museum where you can see even more of our world's incredible history. Can you work out what room the tiger is in? https://naturalhistory2.si.edu/vt3/NMNH/z_tour-022.html

Have a tiger-iffic day! 

Miss Good  

English

Today you will be listening to the story of 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea'. Watch the lesson taught by your virtual teacher then complete the task in your workbook: https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/the-tiger-who-came-to-tea-year-1-wk4-1#slide-1

Maths 

In today's Maths lesson you will be learning how to compare numbers to 100 on a number line. Watch the video and complete the task set by your virtual teacher: https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/maths/to-compare-numbers-within-100-on-a-number-line-year-1-wk4-1.

Geography 

Today you will be learning all about the continent of South America. You can find your lesson here: https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/foundation/what-is-south-america-like-year-1-wk4-1#slide-1

Art and Crafts 

As you are learning about The Tiger Who Came to Tea this week why not create a tiger of your own from paint and cardboard? I have attached instructions for how to make a tiger at home below. If you have a printer at home I have also attached a template.

Book Talk

Today I would like you to have a go at one of the comprehensions about Tigers that I have attached below. These get harder as you scroll down so choose one that is suited for you. 

Story Time

Today I would like you to listen to the story of The Dancing Tiger by Malachy Doyle. You can find it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=14&v=wM8cw-J3t8Q&feature=emb_title

File icon: pdf Tiger Comprehension [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Cardboard Tube Tiger Craft Instructions [pdf 1MB] Click to download
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Friday 15th May 2020

Happy Friday Class P, 

I can't believe that another week has flown by! 

I hope you have been doing lots of fun things. Yesterday I made flapjacks at school! I'd love to know what you've been up to. 

Thank you to Ethan for sending me his brilliant dragon adjectives and to Aaron for his amazing character description which you can see featured in today's pictures.

On the subject of fantastic drawings don't forget to enter our first ever self-portrait competition! 

Entires must be submitted by Friday 22nd May and  will be judged over half-term by our speical team of judges (names to be announced very soon)

  • Two winners per class will each receive a  £10 book voucher!
  • Ask your parent/carer to take a photograph of your entry and send it to reception@stmaryangels.co.uk for the attention of your class teacher
  • We will be putting all the entires on the school webiste so please do not include the real you or your name in the picture

I can't wait to see your creations! 

I hope you have a great day and an even better weekend! 

Miss Good

English

Today's English lesson is how to write a character description. If you are stuck you can take a look at Aaron's picture for inspiration! Watch the lesson taught by your virtual teacher then complete the task in your workbook: https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-write-a-character-description-year-1-wk3-5

Maths 

In today's Maths lesson you will be learning how to find one more and one less and 10 more and 10 less than a given number. Watch the video and complete the task set by your virtual teacher: https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/maths/to-find-one-more-or-one-less-and-ten-more-or-ten-less-year-1-wk3-5  I have included an extra worksheet for you to complete. Choose a number then find one more/less and 10 more/less than that number. 

If you would like a challenge complete the following word problems: 

1. Susan counted 25 tigers at the zoo. Joe counted 10 more. How many tigers did Joe count?

2. Last night, we saw 17 dogs. Today we saw ten less. How many dogs did we see today? 

3. On Monday I saw 13 elephants. Yesterday I saw ten more. I saw 43 altogether. Is this correct? Explain.

Art

Today lesson links perfectly to the art competition we are having at school. Your virtual teacher asks that you complete a self-portrait using natural materials. https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/foundation/to-make-a-self-portrait-using-natural-or-recycled-materials-year-1-wk3-5 If you would like to focus on the art competition instead you can use whatever you would like to complete your self-portrait.

Book Talk 

Choose your favourite book from your home library and answer the following questions. You can either write the answers down in your books or say the answers verbally to an adult. 

  • Why did you select this book?
  • What makes you think this book is interesting?
  • What was your favourite part?
  • Does it remind you of any other books you have read?
  • If the main character in the story lived next door, would you be friends?

Story Time 

Today I would like you to visit this website https://monkeypen.com/pages/free-stories-for-kids and scroll down to the book called 'Dragons'. This story will teach you all about dragons from different cultures and what they mean to the people in those cultures. 

 

 

File icon: pdf One More One Less Ten More Ten Less [pdf 320KB] Click to download

Thursday 14th May 2020

Good morning, Class P!

Did you know that it is illegal to stand within 90 metres of The Queen without socks on?

I hope you had a great day yesterday. It was lovely talking to some of you on the phone. I will try to ring more of you today. Remember that if you have missed a call from me and would like to talk you can email the office and ask for me to call you back. 

Have a great day everyone! 

Miss Good 

English 

Today you will be learning how to descibe a characters personality. You can find this lesson here: https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-describe-a-characters-personality-year-1-wk3-4#slide-1 Write your brilliant descriptions in your books.

Maths 

Today you will be learning to apply knowledge of number bonds. Listen to the lesson taught by your virtual teacher and complete the work set by them. You can find this here.https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/maths/to-apply-knowledge-of-number-bonds-year-1-wk3-4#slide-1  Once you have finished this why not try some of the activities on Mathletics?

Geography 

Today you will virtually fly to North America to learn what it is like there. You can find this lesson: https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/foundation/what-is-north-america-like-year-1-wk3-4

Book Talk

Take a look at today's picture and answer the following questions: 

Who is the author and why has he written these books?

What type of books do you think they are?

Why is he worried about what people will think of them? Who is it that will read them?

Why is he so small/why are the books so big?

Why are butterflies carrying them?

Where do you think they have been written?

Who does the table belong to?

You can answer these questions in your books or by verbally telling the answers to an adult.

Extension: 

Can you design a front cover for one of the books? You’ll have to think hard about what the book might be about!

Story Time

For today's story time I would like you to read the story of Everybody Worries by Jon Burgerman. This book is particularly good if you are worried about the coronavirus. You can find it here: https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/jon-burgerman-everybody-worries-free-ebook/

 

Wednesday 13th May 2020

Good morning, Class P!

I hope that you enjoyed yesterday's activities that celebrated Florence Nightingale's 200th Birthday. In school we made paper lamps, nurses hats, medicines, medals and posters to thank nurses. What did you make? I'd love to see.

Today's picture is of the brilliant work that Aaron has completed. He has been very ahead of the game and has already completed today's work. Take a look at it for some inspiration!

I will begin calling you today so listen out for the phone if you would like to talk to me. As I am in school it might take me a bit longer to talk to everyone so apologies if I don't ring tomrrow but I will ring you by the end of the week! 

Have a fantastic day everyone! 

Miss Good 

English 

As I have already mentioned today you will be learning how to descibe a characters appearance. You can find this lesson here: https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-describe-a-characters-appearance-year-1-wk3-3#slide-2

Maths 

Today you will be learning to explore the components of numbers within 100. Listen to the lesson taught by your virtual teacher and complete the work set by them. You can find this here. https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/maths/to-explore-the-components-of-numbers-within-100-year-1-wk3-3#slide-1 See below to find an extension worksheet. You can either print this off or write the answers in your books.

R.E

Every Sunday is a holyday but in 2 weeks it will be a special solemnity – Pentecost Sunday. Read the scripture below and then watch the video to find out what this is all about! Click here to watch the clip.

Now answer these question:

  • How do you think the disciples were feeling after Jesus had ascended into heaven?
  • Who was in the room when the Holy Spirit came at Pentecost?
  • What did it look like when the Holy Spirit came down upon the disciples?
  • How do you think Mary and the disciples felt?
  • What were the disciples able to do after the Holy Spirit came down upon them?

Pentecost is a very important time in the Church’s year because we celebrate Jesus sending us a helper.The Holy Spirit helps us everyday in everything that we do. We will learn more about Pentecost Sunday in the coming weeks.

Task

Draw a picture of a symbol of the Holy Spirit. It could be a tongue of fire, it could be a gust of wind or it could be a dove. We’ve added an optional template below.

Decide who you will share the Spirit with. You could share it with a member of your family.

Once you have decided write some special words that you would like to share onto the symbol that you have drawn. You might like to say thank you or well done for something amazing that that person has done.

When you have finished pass your symbol of the Spirit on so that it is shared with others. Remember that all of your words and actions are an opportunity to share the Spirit with others.

Geography 

In this lesson you will be learning how trees change across seasons. Listen to your virtual teacher and then complete the work she sets: https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/foundation/how-do-trees-change-across-the-seasons-year-1-wk3-3

Story Time and Book Talk 

Continuting with our theme of dragons this week why not listen to When a Dragon Moves In' by Jodie Moore. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6s7aSNUCkiM&feature=emb_title After draw or write about what you think a dragon would do if it moved into your home.

File icon: pdf T2-M-311-Tens-and-Ones-Number-Partitioning-Worksheet [pdf 1MB] Click to download

Tuesday 12th May 2020

Good morning, Class P! 

Today is a very special day because it is Florence Nightingale's 200th Birthday. If you are wondering who Florence Nightingale is take a look at the PowerPoint about her life attached below. If you would prefer, I have also put a link to the video of her life for your Story Time today.

It is also International Nurse's Day who, as you know, are very important, especially during this time. Today I have set some activities to celebrate both such as art like in the picture I have put up today.

Even though I am still in school this week I would still love to see your work. Remember that you can send it to me via the school office or MyUso. 

I hope you have a lovely day. 

Miss Good 

English: I hope that you enjoyed the story of Saint George and the Dragon. Today you will be commiting the story to memory like you have done with previous stories by drawing the story out. Find the lesson here: https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-commit-a-story-to-memory-year-1-wk3-2

Maths: Today you will be exploring the components of numbers within 100. You can find this lesson here: https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/maths/to-explore-the-components-of-numbers-within-100-year-1-wk3-2 Once you have finished the lesson complete the work set by your virtual teacher. I have included some extension worksheets below.

Spanish: Today you will be learning how to say your age in Spanish. By the end of the lesson you should be able to have a conversation using the Spanish you have learnt in previous lessons. Find it here: https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/foundation/saying-your-age-in-spanish-year-1-wk3-2#slide-1

Art and Craft 

As we are celebrating Florence Nightingale's 100th Birthday and International Nurses Day today I have attached a tutorial for how to create a lantern which is printable or create a poster thanking the NHS.

Book Talk 

In today's Book Talk I would like you to do a reading comprehension on Florence Nightingale to learn more about her life. I have attached these below. There are different versions on the PDF so make sure you choose one that works for you. Print the worksheets, write the answers in your books or answer verbally.

Story Time

Click on this link to learn more about the life of Florence Nightingale: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zns9nrd/articles/znsct39 

File icon: pdf Tens and Ones [pdf 75KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf How to make a paper lantern [pdf 148KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Florence Nightingale Comprehension [pdf 1MB] Click to download

Monday 11th May 2020

Good morning, my lovely class! 

Did you know that elephants can purr, just like cats?

I hope that you have had a good weekend. Did you take part in the VE Day celebrations? Here are some of the fantastic creations Aaron made! 

I will be in school this week looking after the children of the key workers so I may ring on different days to normal. However, I would still love to talk to you. Listen out for the phone if you would like to talk to me! Remember that if I cannot get through you can send an email to office to let me know that you would like me to ring you again.

Have a fantastic day and I will talk to you again tomorrow! 

Miss Good 

English 

This week you will be learning about Saint George and the Dragon. Today you will be working on Week 3- Monday. Watch the lesson taught by your virtual teacher then answer the questions.You can find this lesson here: https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/saint-george-and-the-dragon-year-1-wk3-1

Maths 

This week we will continue with the National Oak Academy learning. This week it is Week 3- Monday:  To recognise, read and write numbers to 100. Find this lesson here: https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/maths/to-recognise-read-and-write-numbers-to-100-year-1-wk3-1 If you are struggling with counting in 10s or want to extend your knowledge I have attached two powerpoints below to help you out. I have also incuded extension worksheets. Like on other weeks only do these if you want to! 

Geography

In today's lesson you will be virtually flying to Asia. This is the largest continent so you will be learning about the population and landscapes of the countries within this continent. https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/foundation/what-is-asia-like-year-1-wk3-1

Italian

In Italian this term you should be learning about Food. For this lesson Mrs Gioacchini would like you to listen to and enjoy 'Il Treno Bob'. You can find it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjxzdUbzwZ0

Book Talk 

Log in to Bug Club to access one of your reading books online.

Story Time 

For story time today, Me Hearties, I would like you to be a caring, sharing pirate and read the story of Pirate's Cove. You can find it: https://bit.ly/2WjVcdp 

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Friday 8th May 2020- VE Day

Good morning, Class P! 

Happy Friday and Happy VE Day! 

As it is a Bank Holiday today I will not be putting up any lessons. However, if you would like to continue with your learning you can find it here: https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-1#schedule Remember to go to the Friday of Week 2 to find your lessons. 

The reason it is a Bank Holiday is because it Victory in Europe (VE Day). Yesterday I posted a PowerPoint I made about this. If you have looked at it already I hope you enjoyed making some of the activities. If you haven't yet, have a read to learn more about this special day and complete some of the activities in it. I will definitely be making some bunting for my house and having a go at learning the Lindy Hop! 

Don't forget that The BBC will also be broadcasting at two special times on Friday. These are: 

11am - For a two minute silence to remember those who fought for us.

3pm - 'The Nation's Toast to the Heroes of WW2'. Grab a glass of your favourite drink, and say "To those who gave so much, we thank you."

Story Time

As the VE Day celebrations in 1945 included street parties with tea and cakes today I would like you to listen to the story of The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr. You can find it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXgW9UCgpc8

File icon: pdf VE Day- 75th Anniversary-KS1 [pdf 16MB] Click to download
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File icon: pdf VE Day printables [pdf 5MB] Click to download

Thursday 7th May 2020

Hi Class P, 

Did you know that human teeth are just as strong as sharks? Luckily, though, they are not as sharp! 

What another wonderful day we had yesterday! I hope that you managed to get out and enjoy it?

Yesterday, I spoke to a lot of your mummy's on the phone and it was lovely to hear how you were all getting on. I will call the rest of your parents today. If I do not manage to get through do not worry! I will call again next week or you can email the office email and request a callback.

I'm not sure if you know this but it is a Bank Holiday tomorrow. Bank Holiday's usually happen on a Monday in May. However, this one is very special and has been moved to Friday as it is the 75th Anniversary of VE Day. If you do not know what VE Day is I have attached a powerpoint for you to learn all about it! 

Have a fantastic day!

Miss Good 

English 

Today you will begin to write your story. For this lesson you will need to use your story map. You can find your lesson under Week 2- Thursday- https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-begin-to-write-our-story-year-1-wk2-4

Maths

Today you will learn how to find a half. Remember that when looking at a half you need to have two equal parts! If you were sharing a pizza with someone you would want to make sure you have the same amount of slices wouldn't you!? Learn more about how to find a half here: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ Once you have finished watching the video complete as many of the worksheets as you want below. Worksheet 2 provides questions for adults to ask their children. I have also included a PowerPoint if you would like to further your learning before completing your worksheets. If you are unable to print the worksheets out either draw the shapes in your books or answer verbally.

History 

Tomorrow marks the 75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day. Before we were asked to stay at home there would have been a lot of celebrations across the country. However, just because you are inside doesn't mean that you can't celebrate! Learn more about what VE Day  is using the attachment I have created for you below and take part in some of the fun activities. I have attached extra activities too! Please send any pictures of what you make to the school office or put them on J2Write if you would like them to be shared. I can't wait to see what you get up to! 

The BBC will also be broadcasting at two special times on Friday. These are: 

11am - For two minute silence to remember those who fought for us.

3pm - 'The Nation's Toast to the Heroes of WW2'. Grab a glass of your favourite drink, and say "To those who gave so much, we thank you."

Book Talk 

Today's Book Talk is a comprehension about VE Day. There are different versions of the comprehension so find one that suits you. You do not need to do them all! 

Story Time 

For this Story Time I would like you to listen to the story of Arnie the Doughnut which is read by the actor Chris O'Dowd.  Enjoy! https://www.storylineonline.net/books/arnie-the-doughnut/

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Wednesday 6th May 2020

Hello Class P! 

Did you know that the age of a giraffe can be calculated by the colour of its spots? The darker the spots the older the giraffe.

I hope you enjoyed yesterday's activities. I have receieved lovely drawings of astronauts from Mika and Aaron which I will show later this week. Don't forget to send me any of your hard work if you would like me to show it to the rest of your friends.

At school you all make amazing inventions during your golden time which is why I have set you a 'Little Inventors Challenge'. Take a look at the picture to see what this weeks is. If you enjoy it we can make it a weekly challenge!

I will begin ringing your parents again today so if you would like to talk to me listen out for the phone. If you do not hear from me today I will ring you tomorrow! 

Have a great day!

Miss Good 

English 

Today you willl need to look at Week 2- Wednesday-  How to use Capital Letters for Proper Nouns- which you can find using this link: https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-use-capital-letters-for-proper-nouns-year-1-wk2-3#slide-2

After watching the video complete the work set by your virtual teacher. If you would like an extra challenge complete the capital letter worksheet attached either by printing it off or writing the sentences correctlly in your books. 

Maths 

 This week we are following the White Rose maths scheme of learning. We will be looking at Summer Term- Week 1- Lesson 3- Make equal groups (sharing). https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ Watch the video on the website then complete the worksheets attached.

Geography 

Today in Geography you will be learning How the Weather Changes Across the Seasons. You can learn about it here: https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/foundation/how-does-the-weather-change-across-the-seasons-year-1-wk2-3#slide-3

Book Talk 

Today I would you to take a look at the Book Talk worksheet below. Look at the picture and answer the questions.

Story Time 

By now we should all know the story of The Day the Crayons Quit, but do you know the story of The Day the Crayons came home? 

If you would like to here it click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKmJ2NRhcgo

File icon: pdf Sharing Equally Worksheet 1 [pdf 1MB] Click to download
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Tuesday 6th May 2020

Hola mi clase encantadora,

Did you know that the word astronaut is Greek for 'star sailor?'

Today it is Astronaut and Cartoonist Appreciation today, which is why I have put a cartoon of myself flying into space as our picture. Do you think you can draw a cartoon of an astronaut? Take a look at the art section below to learn how to draw a cartoon astronaut of your own.

Don't forget that you can send pictures of your drawings to me either via the school's email address: office@stmaryangels.co.uk or through J2Write. I would love to see them! 

Adios por ahora! 

Senorita Good 

English 

Today's lesson is Week 2- Tuesday- To commit a story to memory. You can find the lesson here: https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-commit-a-story-to-memory-year-1-wk2-2#slide-1 Complete the story map either in your books or on a sheet of paper. 

Maths

Today I would like you to continue with the White Rose Maths Summer Term-Week 1- Lesson 2- Making Equal Groups. Watch the video: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/  I have also attached a powepoint to help your understanding. Complete the worksheets attached either by printing them out or writing the answers in your workbooks. Remember to only complete the extension if you want an extra challenge. Just completeing the main worksheet is enough! 

Spanish 

In this Spanish lesson you will be learning how to introduce yourself. Find the lesson here: https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/foundation/introducing-yourself-in-spanish-year-1-wk2-2

RE

Read the story 'The Promise' attached below. Before Jesus left his friends, he promised to send them a helper, the Holy Spirit.  Read the story 'The Promise' attached below.  The holy day, Ascension Thursday, celebrates Jesus’ return to his Father. You can watch the video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcFw8pLBSIo) to further your knowledge of this special day.

Can you answer these questions?

  • What happened on Ascension Day?
  • Why were Jesus’ friends sad again?
  • What was the promise Jesus gave to his friends?
  • Who was the helper and guide?
  • How did this make Jesus’ friends feel?

Today, can you create a collage of Jesus talking to his friends? Remember to add speech bubbles and retell the words of Jesus’ promise.

Art

Learn to draw an astronaut flying in space with this father and son duo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjnRYnSEuG4

Story Time 

Today's Story Time is very special because it will be read to you by a real astronaut from space! Listen to the story 'If I were and astronaut' by Eric Braun here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wV8yw7iV8w

File icon: pdf Making Equal Groups [pdf 912KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Equal groups extension [pdf 291KB] Click to download
File icon: pptx Year-1-Summer-Block-1-Step-2-PPT-Making-Equal-Groups [pptx 1MB] Click to download
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Monday 4th May 2020

Good morning, Class P! 

Did you know that parrots and rabbits can see behind themselves without moving their heads? Can you find out why?

Today have attached a picture for the Star Wars fans we have in the class!

I hope that you have all had a lovely weekend. I went for a bike ride as part of my daily exercise, which was lovely. I even cycled past school and said hi to it for us! 

This week you will be working on Week 2 of the National Oak Academy lessons. 

Have fun! 

Miss Good 

English 

Today you will be working on Monday- Week 2- Katie in London: https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/katie-in-london-year-1-wk2-1 After watching the lesson complete the activity set by your virtual teacher. If you would like a challenge pretend to be Katie and write a letter to a friend about your time in London. Write this in your workbook.

Phonics- Your virtual teacher has included phonics in your learning. If you would like to practice these sounds log on to Bug Club using the login in your books to find the phonics games I have set.

Maths 

As we have already looked at Mass and Measure during our Home Learning this week we will switch back to White Rose so that we can continue our learning about doubling and halving. 

Today's lesson will focus on doubles. Watch the video in the link then complete the worksheet attached. Remember to only complete the extension papers if you want a challenge. Some of them are quite tricky! https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

Geography 

Today you will be learning all about the country Australia. Can you think of any of the teachers in our school who are from there?

Follow the link to find the lesson and complete the activity set: https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/foundation/what-is-australia-like-year-1-wk2-1#slide-3

Book Talk 

I don't know about you but I have been seeing squirrels everywhere! Read the comprehension attached and answer the questions by either printing out the sheet, writing the answers in your book or answering verbally. If you struggle to read it ask an adult for help! 

Story Time

As it is Monday I think that we need a bit of excitment in our lives. This story is called 'Everybunny Dance' by Ellie Sandall and it sure to put you in a good mood!  https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/storybooks-and-games/everybunny-dance/

 

 

File icon: pdf Grey Squirrels Comprehension [pdf 3MB] Click to download
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File icon: pdf Making Doubles Extension [pdf 255KB] Click to download

Friday 1st May 2020


Happy Friday Class P and Happy 1st of the month. Can you believe it is May already? 

Did you know that Ostriches can run faster than most horses and male ostriches can roar like a lion?

Today I have a surprise for you. As you have all been working so hard I thought that I would make something extra special for you to listen to during your Story Time so make sure that you scroll down to see what it is! 

I hope that you have all had a great week. I really enjoyed speaking to you on the phone. I know that one of you celebrated your birthday this week so a very Happy Birthday to you! Unfortunately I do not have our birthday board at my house so don't forgot to tell me if you have yours so that I can say Happy Birthday! 

Today it is Pyjamarama day, which means that I will be spending the entire day in my pjs!

What is Pyjamarama you may be asking? Take a look below to learn more:

Book Trust are putting on a very exciting event for all of the family called, Pyjamarama! There's only a couple of things that you need to do for it. First, visit this webpage and refresh it throughout the day  https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/pyjamarama/pyjamarama-festival/, next take a look at the line up in the picture, then wear your favourite pyjamas and finally have FUN! You can pick and choose what activities you want to take part in. I would LOVE for you to share any photos from the day with me. I will also make sure that I take some for you too! 

Before I go I have had a message from Mrs Carroll that I would like to share with you: "I am missing you all very much. Keep up the hard work at home and cherish this time with your family. God bless and stay safe and well."

Have a fantastic weekend! 

Miss Good 

English 

Today you will continue to write a set of instructionshttps://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/instructions-to-continue-to-write-a-set-of-instructions-year-1-wk1-5 If you would like to stretch yourself why not create a video of yourself giving instructions for how to brush your teeth or making dinner? Make sure to use the time order words at the beginning of each instruction such as First, Next, Then etc.

Maths 

Today in Maths you will be learning how to problem solve using doubling and halving. You can find this lesson using the following link: https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/maths/to-problem-solve-using-doubling-and-halving-year-1-wk1-5 If you would like an extra challenge see the workseets I have attached below.

Creative 

Today you will be learning how to investigate the colours. Learn more by following the link: https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/foundation/to-investigate-the-colours-year-1-wk1-5

Book Talk

Today in Book Talk I would like you to try out some of the Pyjamarama activites by following the link I have provided in the explanation above. 

Story Time 

I have really been missing all of the stories I read to you. So, as I can't read to you in person at the moment, I have recoreded myself reading a story for you instead, just like I would at school! I have found a book from a series called the Bertie Stories, which I have attached below. I hope you like it! If you do I will read another story to you next week!  

 

File icon: mp4 Bertie the Prince [mp4 34MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Doubling Worksheet [pdf 85KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf double and halve ladybirds [pdf 119KB] Click to download

Thursday 30th April 2020

Good morning, everyone! 

Did you know that a bear has 42 teeth? Can you find out how many a human has?

As our fact today is about a bear I have decided to put up a picture of my favourite bear and a quote that I feel is quite fitting at the moment!

I had a lovely day yesterday catching up with some of you on the phone. I have heard that you have been learning a lot of new skills! I can't wait to hear you play the piano, tell me about the different continents, demonstrate your Spanish and skipping skills and show me all of the art and craft creations you have made! 

If I haven't rung you yet, do not worry. I will be calling you today instead so listen out for your phone if you would like to talk to me.

I hear that some of you are enjoying the Oak Academy learning and some of you would like an extra challenge! Make sure that you check the bottom of the post each day to see if I have added any extra work for you to complete. Remember that you only have to do this if you want to. 

I hope you have a lovely day! 

Miss Good 

p.s. Don't forget to wish Captain Tom Moore, or Colonel Tom Moore as we should now call him, a very Happy 100th Birthday today! Can you find out what othe birthday presents he will recieve today?

English 

Today you will be doing Week 1- (Thursday) To write a set of instructions. You will need to watch the video and complete the work set by your virtual teacher in your workbooks. You can find your lesson here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KA1rpm15nj0

Maths

In this lesson you will be completing Week 1- (Thursday) To begin to understand units of measure. You can find your lesson here: https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/maths/to-begin-to-understand-standard-units-of-measure-year-1-wk1-4 If you would like an extra challenge I have attached a worksheet below called Problem Solving and Reasoning.

Geography

In this lesson you will be virtually flying all across Europe for the lesson What is Europe Like? Here you will be learning more about our wonderful continent. Find this lesson here: https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/foundation/what-is-europe-like-year-1-wk1-4

Book Talk

Find a book in your home library and choose your favourtie character to draw. Can you describe them? Take a look at the sheet attached for a template.

Story Time 

During this Story Time I would like you to listen to the well-known actor Eddie Redmayne who will read you the story- 'If I had a dinosaur' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KA1rpm15nj0

File icon: pdf Problem Solving and Reasoning [pdf 3MB] Click to download
File icon: docx Describe a character [docx 1MB] Click to download

Wednesday 29th April 2020

Good morning, Class P! 

When I was reading the news yesterday I was very happy to come across the picture on the right. It is a picture of all of the birthday cards Captain Tom Moore has received already! Can you find out how many there are? If you were planning on sending a card to Tom but haven't had a chance yet it is not too late! His birthday is not until Thursday 30th April so you still have some time. This photo should also help us to remember that even in dark times happiness shines through.

I hope that your lessons went well yesterday. I would love to see the First, next, then pictures you drew for Sam's Sandwich. 

I will start ringing your parents today to see how everything is going with your home learning so if you would like to talk to me keep an ear out for the phone! If I am not able to call you today I will definitely call you tomorrow! 

Before I say goodbye I will leave you with your fun fact of the day:

Did you know that in the past all carrots used to be purple? Try to find out why they changed colour! 

Have a great day! 

Miss Good 

English: 

Today you will be learning how to use the conjunction 'and'. You can find the lesson (Week 1- Wednesday) by using this link: https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/instructions-to-use-the-conjunction-and-year-1-wk1-3

If you would like to extend your learning of this I have attached a PowerPoint and worksheet for learning how the conjunction 'and' joins two sentences together. 

Maths: 

Today in Maths you will continue to learn 'How to measure lengths using non-standard units'. You can find the lesson (Week 1- Wednesday) by using this link: https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/maths/to-measure-lengths-using-non-standard-units-year-1-wk1-3 If you would like to extend this learning I have attached an extra PowerPoint and worksheet below.

RE:

The word holiday comes from holyday.  In the past, the only holiday anyone had was a saint’s feast day or important feast days like Easter and Christmas.  Some days of the year are ‘holy days’, when we celebrate these special times in the Church’s year. We have just celebrated the feast of Easter when we remember Jesus rising from the dead. Can you think of anything else Catholics do to celebrate the feast of Easter? For example, one special word we sing at Easter time to celebrate is ‘Alleluia!’

Can you think of any more holydays that the Church celebrates? What happens on those days? How are they celebrated? 
In your books, describe what happens on these special Holydays and draw a picture. For example, on Christmas Day we light the white candle in our Advent Wreath at Mass. 

Science: 

Today in Science you will be learning about the four seasons. We should know these well as we talk about them a lot when doing our calendar at school! You can find this lesson using the following link: https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/foundation/what-do-we-know-about-the-weather-year-1-wk1-3

Book Talk: 

Choose one of the books in your home library or on Bug Club to enjoy some free reading!

Story Time:

For Story Time today I would like you to listen The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZAtKDaFU6c

Tuesday 28th April 2020

 

Buenos dias chicos y chicas,

 

Did you know that the longest place name in the world is 85 letters long? Have a look at the picture to see how it is spelt. Now, can you try and say it? 

 

I hope that your online learning is going well. It was lovely to see the pictures of some of you with your virtual teachers! I have also been watching the lessons at my home so if you send me your work I can still comment on it! 

The office has informed me that few of you are struggling to access some of the lessons on Oak Academy. If you are unable get onto the maths please try and access the learning on the White Rose website instead. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/.  BBC Bitesize also had daily lessons which you can use. Don't worry if they do not match the learning on Oak Academy. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zjpqqp3/year-1-and-p2-lessons/1

 

Que tengas un buen dia, 

Senorita Good

 

English

Today we will be working on the Tuesday of Week 1. The title of the lesson is Instructions: to commit a set of instructions to memory. You can find it here: https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/instructions-to-commit-a-set-of-instructions-to-memory-year-1-wk1-2

 

Maths

For this maths lesson you will be working on the Tuesday of Week 1 which is To measure lengths using non-standard units. You can find this here: https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/maths/to-measure-lengths-using-non-standard-units-year-1-wk1-2 I have also attached measuring challenge cards for you to have a go at.

 

Spanish 

Today you will be learning how to speak Spanish (now my greeting will make more sense!) 

The weather may have changed and it may no longer look like sunny Spain outside but we can still practise some Spanish for when the sun comes back. Today you are going to learn the Spanish alphabet and how to count to 10. How do you think we say 6 in Spanish? 

A)Siete

B)Cinco

C)Seis

To find out the correct answer check out today's lesson by clicking on this link: https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/foundation/el-alfabeto-y-los-numeros-year-1-wk1-2

Book Talk

Today I would like you to complete The Lion and The Mouse reading comprehension I have attached below. There are different versions of this as you scroll down so choose which one is suitable for you. Either answer the questions verbally, print them out or write them down in your book.

Story Time

Today I would like you to take some time to read the story Sally the Song Bird. Can you point out anything special about the words? https://www.storyjumper.com/book/read/80395155/Sally-the-Songbird#

 

File icon: pdf Measuring challenge cards [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf The Lion and the Mouse Guided reading [pdf 972KB] Click to download

Monday 27th April 2020

Good morning, Class P!

Did you know that it snows metal on Venus? Yes, really! 

I hope that you all had a wonderful, sun-filled weekend and managed to do a lot of fun activities. 

This week you will start learning Maths, English and topic through Oak National Academy. This means that you will have a teacher to guide you through what you need to learn each day. Even though I will not be your teacher for these lessons, I would still love for you to share your work with me through J2Write or the office email address. At the end of the week I will put a collection of the pieces I am sent together to showcase your amazing work!

Make sure to check in here each day as I will still write you a daily message. These may include extra activities linking to your lessons, as well as book talk and story ideas . I will be ringing your parents again this week to check in so if you would like to speak to me on the phone you can talk to me then! 

I hope you have a fantastic day! 

Miss Good

English

This week you will begin with Week 1 of the English learning, which is Instructional writing. Today you will be learning about Sam's Sandwich. You can find it following the link: https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/sams-sandwich-year-1-wk1-1. This lesson will also include phonics. If you would like to do more phonics remember to log in to Bug Club and complete the games I have set for you.

Maths

Like with the English you will be beginning with Week 1 of the Maths, which, today,  is to Compare the Height and Length of Objects. This lesson can be found here: https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/maths/to-compare-lengths-and-heights-of-objects-year-1-wk1-1

Geography

Today's topic lesson is Geography. You will learn what a Geographer is and how to identify continents. Find it via this link: https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/foundation/what-is-a-continent-year-1-wk1-1

Story Time

I'm sure that most of you will already be familiar with the story of The Jungle Book. Today, I would like you to refresh your memory of this classic story here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BS_ofTKqR1w

Friday 24th April 2020

Happy Friday Class P,

 

Did you know that at the time I was writing this I had been alive for 241,488 hours or 14,489,280 minutes and had apparently slept for 3,354 (9 years) of them! Can you work out how long you have been alive for to the exact minute?

 

This week has been one of my happiest since we have been at home because I have been hearing what you have been up to and have been sent your amazing pieces of work. Therefore, I would like to say a massive THANK YOU for keeping me updated!

 

Yesterday, I received a fantastic text map and a photo of one of you gardening! I’m sure you are all learning some great skills whilst at home. I can’t wait to hear about them when we see each other again.

 

I hope that you all have a fantastic weekend and I will talk to you again on Monday.

 

Miss Good

 

Maths

 

Today you will be learning about arrays. We have not learnt this before so do not worry if you don’t know what they are! Watch this video to help your understanding:

 

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

 

Knowing how to count in 2s, 5s and 10s will help you with your arrays. Remember that you can find videos for these in the Maths section of our page.

 

Once you have done this, look at the video on the White Rose website and answer the worksheets attached below.

 

Maths offline: Draw dots in columns and rows. Explain what columns and rows mean. Make sure that there is an equal amount of dots in each row and column. Let your child know that they will be using the multiplication symbol. Ask them to make this with their arms. Teach them that if there is 4 in one column and 2 in a row it would be written as 4 x 2. If it was the other way around it would be 2 x 4. Then draw the same amount of dots on the page but not all of them are in a column, some are randomly across the page. Can your child tell you what is wrong with the array?

 

English

 

Today you will be learning how to write a character description. Choose to write either about a charaacter from the Where the Wild Things Are story or one from your own imagination. Take a look at the character description powerpoint attached below to learn more.

 

 

Music

 

Today, I would like you to put your voices to the test and learn how to sing during this music lesson from BBC Bitesize. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z4fgrj6

 

Learn to use the voice expressively and creatively by singing songs and using chants and rhymes.

This lesson includes:

  • a video about warming up
  • a video showing you how to sing call and response
  • three practice activities

Phonics

 

For phonics this week I have assigned games for you on Bug Club that make the 'long a' sound. These include: 

 

ay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTCP8i4Nwgc

a-e: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0aCGmNNl-s

eigh and ei: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2u8bHSkJVw&list=PLN4VQN3krjtRrEk5tbib0t1wSxG-GWJIn&index=1

 

Click on the links beside each sound to hear how the different sounds are pronounced. If you do not have your Bug Club login you can email office@stmaryangels.co.uk to get it.

 

Book Talk 

 

Today, we'd like you to go on a book scavenger hunt around your home. What books can you find? 

Once you've finished you can read your own chosen book. You can choose a book you have at home, an online book on Bug Club, a newspaper on First News or listen to an audio book on Audible if you would like to - https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

 

Story Time

As yesterday was St George’s Day I would like you to take a look at the story of St George following the link https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/short-stories/george-and-the-dragon There is even a game you can play after!

File icon: pdf Arrays worksheet 1 [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: docx Arrays Worksheet 2 [docx 153KB] Click to download
File icon: docx Making Arrays Reasoning [docx 65KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Writing a character description [pdf 16MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Book_Scavenger_Hunt_ [pdf 604KB] Click to download

Thursday 23rd April 2020

Happy Thursday Year 1! 

Did you know that an octopus and a squid can dream, just like us! I wonder what their dreams may look like...?

As it was Earth Day yesterday, I thought that it was the perfect opportunity for me to sow seeds in the Little Garden pots I got from the supermarket. Hopefully by the time I see you again I will have grown a lot of delicious vegetables. It will also mean that I can get fresh fruit from my garden each day! Can you remember how many pieces of fruit and veg you should have a day to stay healthy?

I also went for my daily walk and came across this amazing rainbow arch for the NHS! Has anyone else spotted it?

As you all know my memory isn't the best, which is why I'm so happy to keep receiving work from you! I don't want to forget what your writing looks like! Although, from what I hear from your parents, it sounds like all of your writing is getting better by the day! Well done!  Even though I can't be with you I am still a very proud teacher.

Have a lovely day!

Miss Good

English

Today we will be learning what a past tense verb is. A verb is an action word. Before learning about past tense verbs you first need to properly understand what a verb is. Take a look at this link to refresh your knowledge: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zrqqtfr/articles/zpxhdxs

 

Once you are happy with what a verb is take a look at what a past tense verb is by watching the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxl28KQOHy4 Like the name suggests it is a verb that has happened in the past! In the PowerPoint attached you can learn more about changing a verb into a past tense verb!

 

Maths

 

Today we will be working on Week 2 Lesson 4 of the White Rose maths https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ 

which is adding equal groups. Watch the video online, go through the powerpoint and answer the worksheets either by printing them out or by writing the answers in your books. Remember, only do as much as you want.

 

If you would like an offline activity collect objects from around your house. Add the equal groups together to see what you make. e.g. 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 = 8

 

Geography

This week in geography we are going to learn about the four countries of the UK and their capital cities with the help of BBC Bitesize. All activities are online just click here to access the site.  

This lesson includes:

  • a video to help you understand a map of the UK and its four countries.
  • descriptions of the seasons and basic geographical terms and two practice activities.

Phonics

 

For phonics this week I have assigned games for you on Bug Club that make the 'long a' sound. These include: 

 

ay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTCP8i4Nwgc

a-e: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0aCGmNNl-s

eigh and ei: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2u8bHSkJVw&list=PLN4VQN3krjtRrEk5tbib0t1wSxG-GWJIn&index=1

 

Click on the links beside each sound to hear how the different sounds are pronounced. If you do not have your Bug Club login you can email office@stmaryangels.co.uk to get it.

 

Book Talk 

 

Free reading day. Log on to Bug Club and choose one of the books assigned to you.

 

Story Time

 

Don’t forget that at 3pm today it’s story time. Today’s book is ‘Open very carefully, a book with a bite!’ by Nick Bromley.

 

 

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/storybooks-and-games/open-very-carefully/

File icon: pdf Past Tense Verbs [pdf 12MB] Click to download
File icon: pptx Adding equal groups [pptx 3MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Add equal groups worksheet [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Add equal groups worksheet 2 [pdf 783KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Adding Equal Groups probelm solving [pdf 491KB] Click to download

Wednesday 22nd April 2020

Year 1! It was so lovely to talk to your parents yesterday. If I haven't spoken to you yet, don't worry! I will try and ring again. Until I ring again can you all please do me a favour? Give your adult a MASSIVE hug and tell them that they are doing an AMAZING job with you at home! 

I felt very lucky yesterday because not only did I get to speak with some of you on the phone but I was also sent amazing work by a lot of you! I know not all of you are able to do this so do not stress if you are unable to send me anything. I have included the tutorial below just in case you want to try to upload to J2Write again as I would love to see your text maps!

Oh, and I almost forgot our daily fun fact! 

Did you know that snails take the longest naps? Some can last for three years! That is one tired snail! 

Missing you all, 

Miss Good 

Maths

Today, you will be working on Week 2- lesson 3 and will be learning how to make equal groups. Remember that equal means the same! https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

Once you have watched the video on White Rose look around the house. Can you find objects and put them into equal groups. E.g. if you get 4 spoons out of the draw how many forks will you need to make another equal group? Try this with other objects that you find.

Once you have done this complete the worksheets attached by either printing the worksheet out or writing the answers in your books. Remember to only do as much as you can!

English

Today I would like you to create a story map for Where the Wild Things are. Take a look at the document- How to create a text map at home for some inspiration. By doing this you will be sequencing (ordering) the events of the story. Drawing the pictures help you to remember what happens in the story and learning the words to the story will help you when writing it later on. It will also help you to learn new vocabulary!

It’s time to get doodling and create your own story map! Remember that you can draw it how you want!

Science

Today we are going to be looking, identifying  and naming animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. We are going to think about what foods animals eat. Click here to watch a video to learn more about animal groups and what they eat.

You can also research animals independently by watching Sir David Attenborough an English broadcaster and natural historian or you could research animals by visiting National Geographic Kids Click here.

Phonics

 

For phonics this week I have assigned games for you on Bug Club that make the 'long a' sound. These include: 

 

ay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTCP8i4Nwgc

a-e: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0aCGmNNl-s

eigh and ei: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2u8bHSkJVw&list=PLN4VQN3krjtRrEk5tbib0t1wSxG-GWJIn&index=1

 

Click on the links beside each sound to hear how the different sounds are pronounced. If you do not have your Bug Club login you can email office@stmaryangels.co.uk to get it.

 

Book Talk 

 

If you would like to learn more about David Attenborough and his life read the comprehension attached and answer the questions! 

 

Story Time

 

Today it is Earth Day. This is a annual day to help us think of ways that we can protect our planet. Take a look at the video of 'A Whale's Tale'  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFPoIU5iiYQ What do you think this video is trying to tell us? Can you think of ways we can look after our planet?

 

If you would like to see some of the species that we are protecting within our country take a look at Chester Zoo's penguin cam! 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2NjA5Y1T7Q

 

File icon: pdf equal groups [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Equal groups worksheet 2 [pdf 2MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Equal Groups Reasoning [pdf 214KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Creating a text map [pdf 6MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf J2 Write Tutorial [pdf 789KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf David Attenborough Comprehension [pdf 1MB] Click to download

Tuesday 21st April 2020

Hi Year 1!

 

I hope you had a great day yesterday learning about what an amazing job Captain Tom Moore has done raising money for the NHS during the lockdown. Did you work out how much he has raised?  I was very excited to receive a copy of a letter to him from one of you through J2Write! Great job, Archie! Remember that if you send me your work, either through J2Write or the office email, I can write back to you!

 

Yesterday, I also received a message from Sadie asking if we could say a prayer for Captain Tom Moore, which I thought was a lovely idea. Please keep him in your thoughts when praying today. If you would like to write your prayer down and send it to me, I can share them with all of you on here.

 

Today we will begin our new topic. I won’t tell you exactly what we are going to be learning about, as I would like you to put on your thinking caps and get your magnifying glasses out in order to work out what our new book will be!

 

English:

 

I have attached an worksheet just like the ones we do at the start of each topic at school. Take a good look at the photograph and answer the questions on the sheet in your workbooks.

 

Maths

 

Today you will be counting in 10s. I know that you will all be brilliant at this as we were working hard on this on the last couple of weeks at school. Watch the counting by 10s song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ftati8iGQcs  then go through the counting in 10s PowerPoint. I have attached a worksheet below for you to complete either by printing it out of in your workbooks.

 

R.E

Our new RE topic this half term is Holydays and Holidays. Think back to your favourite holiday - why was it so special? Talk to your adult or siblings about how holidays are different from ordinary days. 

Do you have any photographs of holidays that you’ve been on? Discuss with a family member your memories of this special time.

Task

Draw a picture and describe your favourite holiday. Who was with you? Where did you go and how did you get there? How did you feel?

 

Phonics

 

For phonics this week I have assigned games for you on Bug Club that make the 'long a' sound. These include: 

 

ay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTCP8i4Nwgc

a-e: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0aCGmNNl-s

eigh and ei: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2u8bHSkJVw&list=PLN4VQN3krjtRrEk5tbib0t1wSxG-GWJIn&index=1

 

Click on the links beside each sound to hear how the different sounds are pronounced. If you do not have your Bug Club login you can email office@stmaryangels.co.uk to get it.

 

Book Talk

 

In book talk today I would like you to look at the 'clock' document I have attached below. Take a good look at the picture and answer the questions either verbally or write down the answers in your books.

 

Story Time

 

Don’t forget that 3pm means story time. Below I have attached a story called ‘My Hero Is You’. This is a story all about how you can be a hero during this time, just like the main character! It is quite long so you might need an adult to read it with you!  

 

File icon: docx English lesson 1 [docx 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pptx Count-in-10s [pptx 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Count in 10s worksheet [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Count in 10s Worksheet 2 [pdf 343KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Count in 10s extension [pdf 297KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Book Talk- Clock [pdf 4MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf My hero is you [pdf 3MB] Click to download

Monday 19th April 2020

Welcome back, Year 1! 

I hope that you have had a wonderful Easter break. I have missed talking to you through the website each day!

Today's fun fact: Did you know that it is impossible for most people to lick their own elbow? (Try it!)

Over the break I have been going on walks, reading books, spending time in the garden and painting. I hope you have been busy too!

Last week I was moved by the story of Captain Tom Moore's 100th Birthday walk. It is incredible, not only that he is able to walk the distance he has, but that he has also raised an astonishing £26 million for the NHS! Today our lessons will be focusing on ways to thank Tom Moore for his amazing achievement.

Don't forget that you can share these with me through J2Write or by sending an email to office@stmaryangels.co.uk.

Have a great day! 

Miss Good 

Maths

Today, we will finish learning about capacity on Week 2, Lesson 1 of White Rose maths. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/  I have attached a Powerpoint, 2 worksheets and a problem solving extension sheet below. Please remember that you should only be spending 30 minutes on your worksheets. Only continue with the worksheets after this time if you want to. If you only finish the first one, that's ok. Just do what is best for you!  Like before, either print out the worksheet or write the answers in your home learning book.

In addition to this there will be a problem of the day below and games on Mathletics that you can play.

English

As mentioned ealier, the Second World War veteran, Captain Tom Moore, set out to help the NHS fight the coronavirus crisis by walking the 25-metre loop of his garden 100 times, ahead of his 100th birthday. His initial aim was to raise £1,000, he has now raised significantly more than that! Can you find out exactly how much he has raised?

Following on from our letter writing learning last term it would be lovely to write a letter thanking the inspirational Captain Tom Moore for his service. Remember to include: 

  • Greeting and close- Who the letter is for and who it is from.
  • Opening- The reason why you are writing this letter. Can you give three?
  • Conclusion- What you want from the letter.

Book Talk

Captain Tom Moore News

Want to learn more about Captain Tom Moore? Today I would like you to read the article about him on Newsround with the help of your adult. You can find it here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52277760

Can you answer the following questions? You can either tell your adult verbally or write these down in your books: 

  • How many laps of his garden did Captain Tom Moore complete? 
  • How much money did he set out to raise?
  • What is he raising money for?
  • What should he have been doing for his 100th birthday?

Art 

Create a birthday card for Captain Tom Moore (See below).

History

Today we will learn how to be historians with the help of BBC Bitesize. In this lesson, we will learn some of the skills that are needed to look in the past to study history.

This lesson includes:

  • three videos
  • an activity to summarise the skills learnt

All activities are accessible online just click here to gain access to the site. BBC iPlayer and the Red Button service will also host Bitesize Daily.

 

Story Time

Don't forget that 3pm is story time! Today I would like you to listen to the story of 'Papa, please get the moon for me' by Eric Carle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGqAw7UM6qo&t=23s

File icon: pptx Compare Capacity PowerPoint [pptx 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Maths Worksheet 1 [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Maths Worksheet 2 [pdf 457KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Maths Extension [pdf 307KB] Click to download

Art- A birthday card for Tom

Want to send a card to Captain Tom Moore?

1. Make a birthday card at home for Tom with paper, pens, paint, collage, crayons or anything else you can think of! 

2. Share on your choice of social media (ask your adult) – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or post it!

3. Use the hashtag #makeacardfortom so all the birthday cards can be collated together.

There are already lots of cards on the hashtag, made by children all over the world, which you can take a look at for inspiration.

Miss Good's Activities 

Here is a little sneak preview of what we have made for the library. I can't wait for you to see it properly! 

I created a Dino Den in the classroom.. maybe you can help me do this when we see each other again?

We have started to create a tapestry to show our thanks to the key workers. What do you think?

Art 

After the national clapping for the NHS workers on Thursday night I was inspired to create a piece of artwork for my window to thank all of the key workers who walk past it for their continued service.

Finger Knitting 

On our page I have linked a video for you to try finger knitting. Not only is it a fun activity, it is also a great way of strengthing your hands. After learning how to finger knit I got carried away and made some butterflies. Have a go and show me what you can make! 

Puzzles 

This is a great opportunity for you to put your eyes to the test and put together a puzzle. I am currently working on the Harry Potter one! This is a great way to pass the time.

Class P's Learning Timetable

Class P - I've made a timetable to help you in your learning. I know how much you enjoy following our daily timetable at school and reminding me if I forget to change it! 
However, it's important to remember this is just a guide. Talk to your adult and decide what is best for you and how much you can achieve each day.

If you are seeing this on a computer you can download and adapt the timetable to suit you. If you have a printer why not print it off so that you can change it yourself? Remember to have lots of movement breaks and brain breaks. Don't forget you need brain food too! 

If you would like to make your own daily timetable you can subscribe to widgit and make one through the website. You can sign up to a 21 Day free trial by clicking this link Widgit Online

File icon: docx Visual Timetable for Home [docx 10MB] Click to download

Maths

Counting in Twos

Counting in Twos

Counting in Fives

Counting in Fives

Counting in Tens

Counting in Tens

Count to 100

Counting to 100

Problem of the Day 

Can you solve the problem of the day? Remember to explain how you worked out the answer! Don't forget - you can always use some scrap paper or concrete resources such as counters or a numberline to help you solve the problem. 

English

English- Week 2

File icon: ppt Letter Writing Planning [ppt 9MB] Click to download

Week 1

Day 1 

Read the story of The Day the Crayons Quit.

 

Write a letter to Duncan using the template in your Home Learning packs.

 

Day 2

Today you will be learning about the different feelings the crayons are feeling. Watch this clip from Inside Out to help you understand what the different feelings are.

 

Inside Out Feelings

 

If you are able to, why not watch the whole film of Inside Out too?

Day 3 

Today you will be learning what a verb is. These are action words such as jumping, laughing, skipping, jogging. Can you think of any other action words? Act these out.

Day 4

Today you will be learning how to use imperative verbs- Bossy Verbs. This means that you get to be bossy (in your writing!)

 

Take a look at the Bossy Words PowerPoint I have attached at the bottom of this post to learn more.

Day 5

Today you will be learning how to use a question mark. Remember that they are used in sentences that start with the 5 W’s- Who, what where, why, when? Make sure that your question mark faces the correct way!

Extra

If you would like to complete extra writing let me know what you have been up to or complete the Octopus writing challenge which can be found further down this page. I would love to read any of the work you have written through J2Write (tutorial attached below).

 

English Documents 

Here you can find the documents needed to support you with your English learning. I have added a tutorial for J2Write, (which you can get to through My USO). If you would like to write anything for me to take a look at- your work or even what you have been doing during your home learning you can write it on there and I will be able to see it. Just remember to press save!

File icon: pptx Imperative (Bossy) Verbs [pptx 370KB] Click to download
File icon: docx KS1 J2Write Guide [docx 1MB] Click to download

Phonics

Phonics is a very important part of your day. Don't forget that we need to learn our phonics sounds so that we can read and write. Below I have put links to some good websites. If you would like even more I have attached a document of ideas to help you to learn both on the computer and off it.

Have fun! 

File icon: docx Teaching Phonics at Home [docx 13MB] Click to download

Phonics Play 

Whilst school is closed, Phonics Play is free for everyone! There are so many fun games for you to choose from.

Ask your adult to help you log in on the website (https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/). Try to revise phases 4,5 and 6.

You can also show off your reading skills with the Phase 5 Phonics Comics http://www.phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/

Username: march20

Password: home

Alphablocks 

Alphablocks is a fun way to learn phonics. Watch the adventures the phonics sounds get up to here

If you would like to learn more about the different phonics sounds and how they are used in Alphablocks click here. 

 

YouTube 

YouTube is a great resource for leaning Phonics sounds and Tricky Words: 

If your parent or carer is trying to learn how to pronounce the phonics sounds they can learn them here. 

Take a look at the Phase 3 tricky words here. 

Take a look at the Phase 4 Tricky words here.

Geraldine the Giraffe also has some great ways of teaching you new sounds. Click here to find them.

Reading 

Bug Club

I have assigned each of you reading books on Bug Club. Log on using the login in your reading record to read.

Bug Club

Literacy Shed

Literacy Shed is a website full of great resources for reading. Each video has questions and activity ideas below for you to talk through with your child. Check the video before you show it to you child to ensure that it is appropriate for their age group. 

Literacy Shed

Teach Your Monster to Read 

This website allows your child to learn to read through playing a game. It covers everthing from letters and sounds to reading full sentences.

Teach your Monster to Read

Book Talk 

Each day I will be putting a new Guided Reading challenge up for you. Today I have given you a picture of two tigers. Can you answer the questions about them below? If you struggle to read the questions ask your adult to read it to you. To help you answer the questions watch the video in the link attached to learn more about where animals live and what the word captivity means. https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/what-are-zoos-for/z649f4j

File icon: docx Tigers [docx 3MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Dog Comprehension [pdf 829KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Football Comprehension [pdf 235KB] Click to download

VIPERS- Comprehension 

At St Mary of the Angels we use reading Vipers to help the children understand what type of comprehension questions are being asked. Follow the link to find out what each Viper means and for examples of the types of questions you can ask. 

Vipers

File icon: pdf vipers-together-poster [pdf 1MB] Click to download

Mind Up

Each week, I'll be posting a MindUp activity for you to have a go at, just like we do in class.

This week, we will look at 'Your Brain'. This activity helps you to revise what the key parts of the brain are, and their functions. Throughout the week, have a go at some of these activities I've attached, along with the poster to help you. Maybe you could do one a day - remember to take brain breaks to help your learning! 

File icon: pdf Our_Brains [pdf 1MB] Click to download

Science 

Learn all about plants and animals in the local environment following this link: http://ve12.lgfl.org.uk/ or log onto My USO and search for Year 1's Virtual Experiments to find the correct page.

Spellings

During phonics we have been struggling to identify some of the trickier trigraphs. This is why the next few weeks of spellings will re-cap these sounds. Choose 4, 6, 8, or 10 spellings to learn and ask an adult to test you each Wednesday at the back of your spelling book- just like we would in school. I have also included some visuals at the bottom of the page to help you learn the meaning of each word.

If you want an extra challenge try to learn the High Frequency Words for Year 1 and 2 too 

File icon: docx Spellings ure [docx 314KB] Click to download
File icon: docx Spellings Air [docx 1MB] Click to download
File icon: docx Year 1 & 2 Common Exception Words (1) [docx 710KB] Click to download

RE

Oscar Romero 

CAFOD is one of the charities that we support at St Mary of the Angels.

This week, they have put a pack together for you and your family to learn about Saint Oscar Romero. Discuss with the people in your family why you think Oscar Romero was such a special person.

Then have a go at making a Romero cross, but for your family. You could use this to help you pray at home too. I can't wait to see what you come up with! 

File icon: pdf Romero_Cross_ [pdf 621KB] Click to download

The Easter Story 

Learn the Easter story. You can do this by reading about it in the Bible or by following the links below.

Easter Story Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HL8R158Ujp4

Easter Story Booklet https://www.topmarks.co.uk/easter/easterstory.aspx

Retell the story either by writing a recount in your Home Learning books or by using one of the templates in the Religious Education section on Busy Things. You can get to this through My USO by searching it in the tool bar at the top.

CAFOD Lenten Calendar 

Lent is a time where we think about how we can help others in our communities.

Have a look at the Lenten Calendar - it's like the Advent one we have used in class before. Click on today's date and see if you can follow the action. 

File icon: pptx [404263]CAFOD_Primary_Lent_calendar_2020 [pptx 5MB] Click to download

Arts and DT

Easter Bunny Book Mark 

I'm sure that you are busy reading away so why not create a fun Easter themed bookmark? Click on the picture to go to the tutorial page. I will be making one for my book too! 

Finger Print Family Tree 

Use paint to create a tree trunk, then use your fingers for the leaves of the tree. Can you label the members of your family to create a family tree?

Finger Paint Tree

Toilet Roll Art 

Using a toilet roll (without the paper) create a superhero, unicorn, animals or anything else you can think of! 

Toilet Roll Crafts

Finger Knitting 

Put your fingers to the test by doing some finger knitting. You can use wool or string for this. Not only will you make a brilliant creation, you will also build up your fine motor skills.

 

Finger Knitting

Easter Egg Cards 

With Easter coming up can you make a Easter themed card for someone special?

Easter Crafts

Home Learning Assistance 

If you would like an adaptable home timetable or more information about what your child needs to achieve by the end of the year take a look at the documents below.

File icon: docx KS1 Home Learning Timetable [docx 2MB] Click to download
File icon: docx Home Visual Timetable [docx 4MB] Click to download
File icon: docx Creating a text map [docx 577KB] Click to download
File icon: docx Week 1 and 2 Work [docx 18KB] Click to download

Morning Surprise 

Morning Surprise!

Imagine that you have just walked into your kitchen to find this! 

Yesterday, I asked you to role play the conversation you might have with the octopus and write it down. 

Today, I'd like you to write your answers down to these questions:

  • How did the octopus get here?
  • Why is it wearing a hat?
  • Is it speaking your language? Do you understand what it’s saying?
  • Where did the plants come from?

Try to make your answers as exciting as possible! 

It's Raining Cats and Dogs! 

You might have heard the saying, “It’s raining cats and dogs.” If you could make it rain any two things you wanted, what would you choose?

• Write about your special rainstorm. What would be falling from the clouds and why?

• Draw a picture of it and remember to label it!

Happy Birthday!

Did you know you share your birthday with around 18 million people in the world! That's a whole lot of cake!!
Research the date of your birthday - what significant events have taken place that day?
Then, either using the sheet attached or your blue books - write about it! 

File icon: pdf Happy Birthday To You! [pdf 310KB] Click to download

PE 

PE with Joe Wicks 

Join Joe Wicks every morning at 9am for a workout to start your day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rz0go1pTda8&list=PLyCLoPd4VxBvQafyve889qVcPxYEjdSTl

Go Noodle 

Go Noodle is the perfect website to visit if you need a movement break. Choose from Zumba Kids, Mindfulness, Moose Tube and many more! 

https://family.gonoodle.com/

Cosmic Kids 

Time to stretch! Working from home can mean that you are sitting down for long periods of time. Remember to strectch with the help of Cosmic Kids who have a range of yoga videos. From Frozen to Pokemon, ther's something for everyone! 

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Stay Active!

During home learning, it's really important that you have movement breaks and stay fit and active. Click on the image to have a look at all the different ways you can do this. Enjoy! 

File icon: pdf Stay Active [pdf 183KB] Click to download

PSHE- Harold's Daily Diary 

Harold from the Life Bus is writing a diary entry every day for you! 

On his diary, you can read about all the different things Harold is getting up to when schools are closed. Can you be like Harold and write a daily diary entry too?

 

Daily Diary

Daily Challenges 


Pick one of these daily challenges to achieve each day.