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East Grinstead, West Sussex

Class 1

Home Learning – Monday 1st March

Good morning Class 1.  It's the first day of Spring and only one week until we can welcome you back to school to learn together.

 

To keep your child progressing in their education, we would like you to prioritise daily:

> Reading - using the Read Write Inc. reading scheme

> Practicing of phonics - using the daily Read Write Inc. videos - links are below

> Writing sentences - a few sentences for each English activity including capital letters, full stops, finger spaces between words and letters sitting on the line

> Refining handwriting - using the handwriting lines in the exercise books to correctly size letters and develop cursive letter formation.

 

All of the activities on this page have been designed so print outs are not needed.  Documents can be opened on a device and answers written in your Phonics exercise book (for Phonics and English), Curriculum exercise book (for Topic, RE and Wellbeing) or plain paper for Maths.  Activities for today include English, Maths, Phonics, Music, PE and Collective Worship.

Spellings for this week (26.02.21)

 

Below are the Class 1 spellings for this week which will be tested on Friday 5th March.

 

There are 10 spellings consisting of words with a chosen sound, green words (spelt using phonics) and red words (not following phonics patterns).

English

 

Live lesson input on Zoom at 10:30am.

 

Today, you are going to draw and label a scene from The Snail and the Whale.

 

Watch the video below to help with your drawing.

Maths

 

Watch the video below and complete the activity.

 

Live lesson input on Zoom at 12:45pm, to discuss the Maths for this week which is a new topic of length and height.

If you would like a challenge, here is an extra activity for you.

Daily Phonics Lessons

 

Follow the link for the Read Write Inc. free Phonics lessons on YouTube.

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ?mc_cid=71ef745098&mc_eid=c9705b8c67

 

> Set 1 Speed Sounds, Word Time and Spelling

> Set 2 Speed Sounds and Spelling

> Set 3 Speed Sounds and Spelling

> Read longer words

> Read Red Words 1: for children who are reading Red, Green, Purple, Pink and Orange Read Write Inc. Storybooks.

> Read Red Words 2: for children who are reading Yellow, Blue and Grey Read Write Inc. Storybooks.

> Read and Hold a Sentence 1: reading and writing practice for children reading Green, Purple, Pink and Orange Read Write Inc. Storybooks.

> Read and Hold a Sentence 2: reading and writing practice for children reading Yellow, Blue and Grey Read Write Inc. Storybooks.

PE

 

Here is Joe Wicks to guide you through a 5 minute workout to keep you fit and active.

 

Make sure you give yourself plenty of space in your home to complete these exercises.  They are designed to raise your heart rate and work your muscles, however if your muscles begin to hurt or get too out of breath please stop and take a rest.  Also, have a bottle of water with you to take if you get thirsty.

Music

 

Below is a music lesson to learn the song 'The Drums in the Band' led by Miss Jeffers.

Collective Worship

 

Below is a worship song that combines exciting praise to God and energetic actions to get you active.  Make sure you have plenty of space to move as we don’t want anything or anyone being knocked over.

Home Learning – Friday 26th February 2021

Art

 

Here are the origami animals we produced in school today!

English

 

Live lesson input on Zoom at 10:30am.

 

Today, you are going to write your own description about a magician doing a magic act. 

 

You can watch the video below to give you ideas. 

Maths

 

Today, you have two activities to complete to practice counting in 2s and 5s. 

Art

 

Here is another origami art activity.  You can make a dog, cat, fox, fish or mouse.  You may even want to make all 5 animals!  It's super simple and lots of fun!

Class Discussion 

 

For our 12:45pm Zoom meet today, we are going to have a class discussion.

 

The question we will be looking at is...

 

What is your favourite toy to play with and why?

Collective Worship

 

Below is a worship song that combines exciting praise to God and energetic actions to get you active.  Make sure you have plenty of space to move as we don’t want anything or anyone being knocked over.

Home Learning – Thursday 25th February 2021

English

 

Live lesson input on Zoom at 10:30am.

 

Today, we are going to be writing arguments for and against the Snail travelling with the Whale.

Maths

 

Watch the video below and complete the activity.

If you would like a challenge, here is an extra activity for you.

Wellbeing

 

Live lesson input on Zoom at 12:45pm.

 

We are going to discuss how to play nicely with others.

Collective Worship

 

Below is a worship song that combines exciting praise to God and energetic actions to get you active.  Make sure you have plenty of space to move as we don’t want anything or anyone being knocked over.

Home Learning – Wednesday 24th February 2021

English

 

Live lesson input on Zoom at 10:30am.

 

Today we are going to be describing a character's emotions.

Maths

 

Watch the video below and complete the activity.

If you would like a challenge, here is an extra activity for you.

RE

 

Live lesson input on Zoom at 12:45pm.

 

We are going to start looking at the signs that point use to the Christian celebration of Easter.

Collective Worship

 

Below is a worship song that combines exciting praise to God and energetic actions to get you active.  Make sure you have plenty of space to move as we don’t want anything or anyone being knocked over.

Home Learning – Tuesday 23rd February 2021

English

 

Live lesson input on Zoom at 10:30am.

 

We are going to be describing the character of the Snail.

Maths

 

Watch the video below and complete the activity.

If you would like a challenge, here is an extra activity for you.

Topic

 

Live lesson input on Zoom at 12:45pm.

 

Continuing our topic of 'Oh The Places You'll Go', we are going to travel around the United Kingdom and find out about each of the countries within it.

Collective Worship

 

Below is a worship song that combines exciting praise to God and energetic actions to get you active.  Make sure you have plenty of space to move as we don’t want anything or anyone being knocked over.

Home Learning – Monday 22nd February 2021

English

 

Live lesson input on Zoom at 10:30am.

 

Today, we will be starting to look at a new book...however, I'm not going to tell you what it is just yet.

Maths

 

Watch the video below and complete the activity.

 

Live lesson input on Zoom at 12:45pm, to discuss the Maths for this week.

If you would like a challenge, here is an extra activity for you.

PE

 

Here is Joe Wicks to guide you through a 5 minute workout to keep you fit and active.

 

Make sure you give yourself plenty of space in your home to complete these exercises.  They are designed to raise your heart rate and work your muscles, however if your muscles begin to hurt or get too out of breath please stop and take a rest.  Also, have a bottle of water with you to take if you get thirsty.

Music

 

Below is a music lesson learning a fun rhyme called 'Hey There Clappers' by Miss Jeffers.

Collective Worship

 

Below is a worship song that combines exciting praise to God and energetic actions to get you active.  Make sure you have plenty of space to move as we don’t want anything or anyone being knocked over.

Art

 

Here is the semi circle patterned art we completed in school today!

Home Learning – Friday 12th February 2021

English

 

Live lesson input on Zoom at 10:30am.

 

Today, we will be having a fun quiz to recap our learning this half term!

Maths

 

For Maths you have a fun Comparing Numbers Game to play.

Art

 

Art John has a fun activity with creating patterns with simple shapes.  This will help to improve your cutting skills.  Enjoy!

Class Discussion 

 

For our 12:45pm Zoom meet today, we are going to have a class discussion.

 

The questions we will be looking at are...

 

What have you enjoyed about your Home Learning?

 

What do you miss about being in school?

Collective Worship

 

Below is a new worship that combines exciting praise to God and energetic actions to get you active.  Make sure you have plenty of space to move as we don’t want anything or anyone being knocked over.

Home Learning – Thursday 11th February 2021

English

 

Live lesson input on Zoom at 10:30am.

 

You get an opportunity to write your own description using verbs based on these pictures.

Maths

 

Watch the video below and complete the activity.

If you would like a challenge, here is an extra activity for you.

Wellbeing

 

Live lesson input on Zoom at 12:45pm.

 

We will be discussing how to keep a positive attitude and a growth mindset.

Collective Worship

 

Below is a worship song that combines exciting praise to God and energetic actions to get you active.  Get your best superhero pose ready.  Make sure you have plenty of space to move as we don’t want anything or anyone being knocked over.

Home Learning – Wednesday 10th February 2021

English

 

Live lesson input on Zoom at 10:30am.

 

We are going to be placing verbs into sentences.

Maths

 

Watch the video below and complete the activity.

If you would like a challenge, here is an extra activity for you.

RE

 

Live lesson input on Zoom at 12:45pm.

 

Today, we will be learning about the importance of Shabbat for Jews.

Collective Worship

 

Below is a worship song that combines exciting praise to God and energetic actions to get you active.  I can’t listen to this song without dancing around.  Make sure you have plenty of space to move as we don’t want anything or anyone being knocked over.

Home Learning – Tuesday 9th February 2021

English

 

Live lesson input on Zoom at 10:30am.

 

We are going to be placing verbs into sentences.  Write all of your sentences into your phonics book in your neatest handwriting. 

 

> If you are not very confident, complete the MILD activity.

> If you are confident, complete the SPICY activity.

Maths

 

Watch the video below and complete the activity.

If you would like a challenge, here is an extra activity for you.

Topic

 

Live lesson input on Zoom at 12:45pm.

 

We are going to be looking at China and Chinese New Year.

Collective Worship

 

Here is a fun worship song to get you praising.  The video doesn't have actions, but I'm sure you remember them from when we learnt them in class.  Air guitars at the ready!

Home Learning – Monday 8th February 2021

Spellings for this week (05.02.21)

 

Below are the Class 1 spellings for this week which will be tested on Friday 12th February.

 

There are 10 spellings consisting of a selection of words from all previous spelling tests.

English

 

Live lesson input on Zoom at 10:30am.

 

This week, we are going to be looking at verbs in sentences and what they describe.

Maths

 

Watch the video below and complete the activity and game.

PE

 

Here is Joe Wicks to guide you through a 5 minute workout to keep you fit and active.

 

Make sure you give yourself plenty of space in your home to complete these exercises.  They are designed to raise your heart rate and work your muscles, however if your muscles begin to hurt or get too out of breath please stop and take a rest.  Also, have a bottle of water with you to take if you get thirsty.

Music

 

Below is a music lesson learning a fun rhyme called 'Baker Baker' by Miss Jeffers.

Collective Worship

 

Here is a fun worship song to get you praising.  Make sure you have plenty of space to move as we don’t want anything or anyone being knocked over.

Art

 

Here is the Octopus art we completed in school today!

Home Learning – Friday 5th February 2021

English

 

Live lesson input on Zoom at 10:30am.

 

Today, you get to write your own story using this picture and your imagination.

Maths

 

Watch the video below and complete the activity.

If you would like a challenge, here is an extra activity for you.

Art

 

Here is a fun and simple art activity to create an octopus.  Enjoy!

Class Discussion 

 

For our 12:45pm Zoom meet today, we are going to have a class discussion.

 

The question we will be looking at is...

 

What job would you like to do when you grow up and why?

Collective Worship

 

Below is a worship song with great words and great actions.  Make sure you have plenty of space to move as we don’t want anything or anyone being knocked over.

Home Learning – Thursday 4th February 2021

English

 

Live lesson input on Zoom at 10:30am.

 

Today, we are using our knowledge of nouns and adjectives to make sentences more detailed and interesting.

Maths

 

Watch the video below and complete the activity.

If you would like a challenge, here is an extra activity for you.

Wellbeing

 

Live lesson input on Zoom at 12:45pm.

 

We will be discussing why it is important to share your thoughts and listen to others.

Collective Worship

 

Below is a worship song that combines exciting praise to God and energetic actions to get you active.  Make sure you have plenty of space to move as we don’t want anything or anyone being knocked over.

Home Learning – Wednesday 3rd February 2021

English

 

Live lesson input on Zoom at 10:30am.

 

Today, we are going to be finding Adjectives in sentences and then rewriting sentences with our own examples.

 

> If you are not very confident, complete the MILD activity.

> If you are confident, complete the SPICY activity.

> If you are super confident, complete the HOT activity.

Maths

 

Watch the video below and complete the activity.

If you would like a challenge, here is an extra activity for you.

RE

 

Live lesson input on Zoom at 12:45pm.

 

We are going to look at the Jewish symbols and why they are important to Jews.

Collective Worship

 

Below is a worship song that combines exciting praise to God and energetic actions to get you active.  Make sure you have plenty of space to move as we don’t want anything or anyone being knocked over.

Home Learning – Tuesday 2nd February 2021

English

 

Live lesson input on Zoom at 10:30am.

 

Today, we are going to be looking at identifying Adjectives in sentences.

Maths

 

Watch the video below and complete the activity.

If you would like a challenge, here is an extra activity for you.

Topic

 

Live lesson input on Zoom at 12:45pm.

 

We are going to be looking at the continent of Africa and the fascinating animals that live there.

Collective worship

 

Below is a worship song that combines exciting praise to God and energetic actions to get you active.  This is another favourite of Class 1's.  Watch out for the shark!  Make sure you have plenty of space to move as we don’t want anything or anyone being knocked over.

Home Learning – Monday 1st February 2021

Spellings for this week (29.01.21)

 

Below are the Class 1 spellings for this week which will be tested on Friday 5th February.

 

There are 10 spellings consisting of words with a chosen sound, green words (spelt using phonics) and red words (not following phonics patterns).

English

 

Live lesson input on Zoom at 10:30am.

 

Today, we are going to be looking at identifying Nouns in sentences.

Maths

 

Live lesson input on Zoom at 12:45pm to discuss this week's Maths learning.

 

Here is an opportunity to practice counting in 10s up to 50, which will help with our learning for the rest of this week.

If you would like a challenge, here is an extra activity for you.

PE

 

Here is Joe Wicks to guide you through a 5 minute workout to keep you fit and active.

 

Make sure you give yourself plenty of space in your home to complete these exercises.  They are designed to raise your heart rate and work your muscles, however if your muscles begin to hurt or get too out of breath please stop and take a rest.  Also, have a bottle of water with you to take if you get thirsty.

Music

 

Below is a music lesson by Mr Gildea on saying and clapping different rhythms in music.

Collective worship

 

Below is a worship song that combines exciting praise to God and energetic actions to get you active.  I can’t listen to this song without dancing around.  This is one of Class 1's favourites.  Make sure you have plenty of space to move as we don’t want anything or anyone being knocked over.

Art

 

Here is the art we completed in school today, including our Winter landscapes and sliding film strip cameras.

Home Learning – Friday 29th January 2021

English

 

Live lesson input on Zoom at 10:30am.

 

Today, is another opportunity for you to write your own imaginative story based on this picture. 

Maths

 

Watch the video below and complete the activity.

If you would like a challenge, here is an extra activity for you.

Art (Part 1)

 

Art John is going to show us how to create a Winter Landscape picture with snow using a few simple materials.  Who knows...we may get more snow this weekend!

Art (Part 2)

 

This is a great Art activity that was sent to me by Etienne.  I have added his picture below as an example for you see how it looks.  On the film strip you can draw different pictures and then you cut along the dotted line on the camera to feed it past the lens.  Thank you Etienne for sharing this with us. 

Class Discussion 

 

For our 12:45pm Zoom meet today, we are going to have a class discussion.

 

The question we will be looking at is...

 

What is your favourite book to read and why?

Collective Worship

 

Below is worship song that combines exciting praise to God and energetic actions to get you active.  Make sure you have plenty of space to move as we don’t want anything or anyone being knocked over.

Home Learning – Thursday 28th January 2021

English

 

Live lesson input on Zoom at 10:30am.

 

Today, you get to write your own rhyming animal poem.  Make sure you have your rhyming words from yesterday's lesson with you.

Maths

 

Watch the video below and complete the activity.

If you would like a challenge, here is an extra activity for you.

Wellbeing

 

Live lesson input on Zoom at 12:45pm.

 

Now many of us are spending lots of time online, we will be discussing how to keep ourselves safe when using our computers, laptops, tablets and phones.

Collective Worship

 

Below is another new worship song for Class 1 that combines exciting praise to God and energetic actions to get you active.  Make sure you have plenty of space to move as we don’t want anything or anyone being knocked over.

Home Learning – Wednesday 27th January 2021

English

 

Live lesson input on Zoom at 10:30am.

 

We are going to start planning our own rhyming poems today about animals.  How many rhyming pairs will you be able to make?

Maths

 

Watch the video below and complete the activity.

If you would like a challenge, here is an extra activity for you.

RE

 

Live lesson input on Zoom at 12:45pm.

 

We are going to look at the Jewish place of worship, called a Synagogue.

Collective Worship

 

Below is another new worship song for Class 1 that combines exciting praise to God and energetic actions to get you active.  Make sure you have plenty of space to move as we don’t want anything or anyone being knocked over.

Home Learning – Tuesday 26th January 2021

English

 

Live lesson input on Zoom at 10:30am.

 

We are going to be looking at more examples of rhyming poems and having an opportunity to learn one and perform it with lots of interesting expression.

Maths

 

Watch the video below and complete the activity.

If you would like a challenge, here is an extra activity for you.

Topic

 

Live lesson input on Zoom at 12:45pm.

 

We are going to be looking at Australia in more detail and finding out fascinating facts about this country on the other side of the world from us.  

Collective Worship

 

Below is another new worship song for Class 1 that combines exciting praise to God and energetic actions to get you active.  Make sure you have plenty of space to move as we don’t want anything or anyone being knocked over.

Home Learning – Monday 25th January 2021

Spellings for this week (23.01.21)

 

Below are the Class 1 spellings for this week which will be tested on Friday 29th January.

 

There are 10 spellings consisting of words with a chosen sound, green words (spelt using phonics) and red words (not following phonics patterns).

English

 

Live lesson input on Zoom at 10:30am.

 

This week, we are going to studying poetry.  We will be looking at examples of rhyming and later in the week write our own rhyming poems.

Maths

 

Live lesson input on Zoom at 12:45pm to discuss this week's Maths learning.

 

Here is an opportunity to practice your skills of subtraction by completing the following activity and game.  

PE

 

Here is Joe Wicks again to guide you through a 5 minute workout to keep you fit and active.

 

Make sure you give yourself plenty of space in your home to complete these exercises.  They are designed to raise your heart rate and work your muscles, however if your muscles begin to hurt or get too out of breath please stop and take a rest.  Also, have a bottle of water with you to take if you get thirsty.

Music

 

Below is a music lesson by Mr Gildea on saying and clapping different rhythms in music.  We are looking at Ta (crotchet), Ti ti (quaver) and Sh (rest).

Collective Worship

 

Below is another new worship song for Class 1 that combines exciting praise to God and energetic actions to get you active.  Make sure you have plenty of space to move as we don’t want anything or anyone being knocked over.

Art

 

Here is the art we completed in school today, using paper concertinas to create sssslithering ssssnakes. 

Home Learning – Friday 22nd January 2021

English

 

Live lesson input on Zoom at 10:30am.

 

Today, is another opportunity to write your own story.  Use the picture below to make up a story using your imagination.

 

What is behind the door?...you decide!

Maths

 

Watch the video below and complete the activity.

If you would like a challenge, here is an extra activity for you.

Art

 

Today, you have an opportunity to make a sssslithering ssssnake out of paper.  If you would like, you can ssssend me what you create.  Have fun ssssnipping and ssssticking. 

Collective Worship

 

Below is another new worship song for Class 1 that combines exciting praise to God and energetic actions to get you active.  Make sure you have plenty of space to move as we don’t want anything or anyone being knocked over.

Class Discussion 

 

For our 12:45pm Zoom meet today, we are going to have a class discussion.

 

The question we will be looking at is...

 

If you could be any animal, what would you be and why?

Home Learning – Thursday 21st January 2021

English

 

Live lesson input on Zoom at 10:30am.

 

Today, we are going to be answering questions about 'The Sweetest Song'. 

Maths

 

Watch the video below and complete the activity.

If you would like a challenge, here is an extra activity for you.

Wellbeing

 

Live lesson input on Zoom at 12:45pm.

 

We are going to think about how positive and negative behaviour affects others.

Collective Worship

 

Below is a worship song that combines exciting praise to God and energetic actions to get you active.  Make sure you have plenty of space to move as we don’t want anything or anyone being knocked over.

Home Learning – Wednesday 20th January 2021

English

 

Live lesson input on Zoom at 10:30am.

 

Today, we are going to describe how the girl felt after she was able to get herself home safely and away from the wolf.  

Maths

 

Watch the video below and complete the activity.

If you would like a challenge, here is an extra activity for you.

RE

 

Live lesson input on Zoom at 12:45pm.

 

We are going to look at the 5 books of the Torah, Moses who wrote them and the 10 Commandments given by God to lead a good life.

Collective Worship

 

Below is a new worship song for Class 1 that combines exciting praise to God and energetic actions to get you active.  Make sure you have plenty of space to move as we don’t want anything or anyone being knocked over.

Home Learning – Tuesday 19th January 2021

Good morning Class 1.

 

To keep your child progressing in their education, we would like you to prioritise daily:

> Reading - using the Read Write Inc. reading scheme

> Practicing of phonics - using the daily Read Write Inc. videos - links are below

> Writing sentences - a few sentences for each English activity including capital letters, full stops, finger spaces between words and letters sitting on the line

> Refining handwriting - using the handwriting lines in the exercise books to correctly size letters and develop cursive letter formation.

 

All of the activities on this page have been designed so print outs are not needed.  Documents can be opened on a device and answers written in your Phonics exercise book (for Phonics and English), Curriculum exercise book (for Topic, RE and RSHE) or plain paper for Maths.  Activities for today include English, Maths, Phonics, Topic and Collective Worship.

English

 

Live lesson input on Zoom at 10:30am.

 

Today, we are going to write what we believe the main characters in the story are thinking about each other.

Maths

 

Watch the video below and complete the activity.

If you would like a challenge, here is an extra activity for you.

Topic

 

Live lesson input on Zoom at 12:45pm.

 

We are going to recap the 7 continents of the world and today learn about the 5 oceans of the world.

Collective Worship

 

Below is a worship song that combines exciting praise to God and energetic actions to get you active.  Get your best superhero pose ready.  Make sure you have plenty of space to move as we don’t want anything or anyone being knocked over.

Home Learning – Monday 18th January 2021

Good morning Class 1.  Welcome to Week 3 of Home Learning.

 

To keep your child progressing in their education, we would like you to prioritise daily:

> Reading - using the Read Write Inc. reading scheme

> Practicing of phonics - using the daily Read Write Inc. videos - links are below

> Writing sentences - a few sentences for each English activity including capital letters, full stops, finger spaces between words and letters sitting on the line

> Refining handwriting - using the handwriting lines in the exercise books to correctly size letters and develop cursive letter formation.

 

All of the activities on this page have been designed so print outs are not needed.  Documents can be opened on a device and answers written in your Phonics exercise book (for Phonics and English), Curriculum exercise book (for Topic, RE and RSHE) or plain paper for Maths.  Activities for today include English, Maths, Phonics, PE, Music and Collective Worship.

Spellings for this week (15.01.21)

 

Below are the Class 1 spellings for this week which will be tested on Friday 22nd January.

 

There are 10 spellings consisting of words with a chosen sound, green words (spelt using phonics) and red words (not following phonics patterns).

English

 

Live lesson input on Zoom at 10:30am.

 

Today, we are going to use our story map to retell 'The Sweetest Song' in our own words using Time Conjunctions.

Maths

 

Live lesson input on Zoom at 12:45pm to discuss the week's Maths learning.

 

Watch the video below and complete the activity.

For the Number Bonds activity, you can use any objects you have at home to place in your Tens Frames.

 

How many Number Bonds can you find?  You may want to write them down so you don't forget 

(e.g. 4 + 6 = 10).

 

If you want to challenge yourself, you can make Number Bonds to 20 using the activity sheet below  (e.g. 17 + 3 = 20).

PE

 

Here is Joe Wicks again to guide you through a 5 minute workout to keep you fit and active.

 

Make sure you give yourself plenty of space in your home to complete these exercises.  They are designed to raise your heart rate and work your muscles, however if your muscles begin to hurt or get too out of breath please stop and take a rest.  Also, have a bottle with you to take if you get thirsty.

Music

 

Today, I want you to enjoy watching this fantastic retelling of the traditional tale – Peter and the Wolf.  Listen to how different instruments create characters and how the whole orchestra set the scene in the listener’s imagination.

Collective Worship

 

Below is a worship song that combines exciting praise to God and energetic actions to get you active.  I can’t listen to this song without dancing around.  Make sure you have plenty of space to move as we don’t want anything or anyone being knocked over.

Art

 

Here is the art we completed in school today, exploring positive and negative spaces.

Home Learning – Friday 15th January 2021

Good morning Class 1.  Here we are at the end of our second week of home learning. 

 

I am so proud of all of the hard work you are completing.  A huge thank you to parents who have been so willing to engage with the learning and support your children's learning.

 

I am really enjoying receiving your work.  Just a reminder that I would like to see a minimum of one piece of English, Maths and one other subject each week.  You can send me work via 2Email on Purple Mash or via the school office email.

 

To keep your child progressing in their education, we would like you to prioritise daily:

> Reading - using the Read Write Inc. reading scheme

> Practicing of phonics - using the daily Read Write Inc. videos - links are below

> Writing sentences - a few sentences for each English activity including capital letters, full stops, finger spaces between words and letters sitting on the line

> Refining handwriting - using the handwriting lines in the exercise books to correctly size letters and develop cursive letter formation.

 

All of the activities on this page have been designed so print outs are not needed.  Documents can be opened on a device and answers written in your Phonics exercise book (for Phonics and English), Curriculum exercise book (for Topic, RE and RSHE) or plain paper for Maths.  Activities for today include English, Maths, Phonics, Art and Collective Worship.

Class Discussion 

 

For our 12:45pm Zoom meet today, we are going to have a class discussion.  I would like to hear your your ideas so make sure you know how to unmute yourself on Zoom.  However, only unmute yourself if I call your name.  The question we will be looking at is...

 

If you could be a superhero what would your super power be?

English

 

Live lesson input on Zoom at 10:30am.

 

Today, you get to write your very own story.  Use the picture below to make up a story and use your imagination.  What is in the box?...you decide!

 

The first sentence of your story could be...

 

I turned the key and opened the wooden box.

 

Remember our success criteria:

> Capital letters

> Full stops

> Finger spaces

> Letters sitting on the line

 

You can write your story in your Phonics book.  The handwriting lines can help with your letter formation.

Maths

 

Watch the video below and complete the activity.

If you would like a challenge, here is an extra activity for you.

Art

 

Today, I have my favourite YouTube artist to explain a fun art activity which uses positive and negative space.  Enjoy being creative!

Collective Worship

 

Here is a fun worship song to get you praising.  The video doesn't have actions, but I'm sure you remember them from when we learnt them in class.  Air guitars at the ready!

Home Learning – Thursday 14th January 2021

English

 

Live lesson input on Zoom at 10:30am.

 

Today, we are going to story map 'The Sweetest Song' so we will be able to retell it next week.

Maths

 

Watch the video below and complete the activity.

If you would like a challenge, here is an extra activity for you.

Wellbeing

 

Live lesson input on Zoom at 12:45pm.

 

We are going to think about our feelings and how we can help others be happy.

Collective Worship

 

Here is a fun worship song to get you praising.  Make sure you have plenty of space to move as we don’t want anything or anyone being knocked over.

Home Learning – Wednesday 13th January 2021

English

 

Live lesson input on Zoom at 10:30am.

Maths

 

Watch the video below and complete the activity.

If you would like a challenge, here is an extra activity for you.

RE

 

Live lesson input on Zoom at 12:45pm.

 

We are starting to look at the Jewish faith in our Religious Studies lessons.

 

The video below gives an introduction to what Judaism is.

Collective Worship

 

Below is a worship song with great words and great actions.  Make sure you have plenty of space to move as we don’t want anything or anyone being knocked over.

Home Learning – Tuesday 12th January 2021

English

 

Live lesson input on Zoom at 10:30am.

 

Today, we are going to start looking at a story called The Sweetest Song.  You are going to draw the scene based on the description.

Maths

 

Watch the video below and complete the activity.

If you would like a challenge, here is an extra activity for you.

Topic

 

Live lesson input on Zoom at 12:45pm.

 

We are going to start learning about the 7 continents of the world as part of our new topic - Oh, the places you'll go.

Collective Worship

 

Below is a worship song that combines exciting praise to God and energetic actions to get you active.  Make sure you have plenty of space to move as we don’t want anything or anyone being knocked over.

Home Learning – Monday 11th January 2020

English

 

Live lesson input on Zoom at 10:30am.

 

We're going to think about what makes a good story and how we can make it interesting when we tell a story to someone.  Complete your work in your phonics exercise book in your neatest handwriting.

Maths

 

Watch the video below and complete the activity.

 

There will be a live lesson on Zoom at 12:45pm to go through the Maths learning for the week.

Music

 

The Carnival of the Animals is a musical composition by French composer Camille Saint-Saëns. It is one of the best-known pieces of classical music written for children.  It consists of 14 short movements describing different groups of animals.

I would like you to listen to each section and discuss the following questions with someone at home.

 

Q1. How does each section sound like the animal it is describing in music?

Q2. Can you identify which instruments are used in each section?

 

I hope you enjoy listening to this piece as much as I do.

PE

 

Here is Joe Wicks again to guide you through a 5 minute workout to keep you fit and active.

 

Make sure you give yourself plenty of space in your home to complete these exercises.  They are designed to raise your heart rate and work your muscles, however if your muscles begin to hurt or get too out of breath please stop and take a rest.  Also, have a bottle with you to take if you get thirsty.

Collective Worship

 

Below is a worship song that combines exciting praise to God and energetic actions to get you active.  Make sure you have plenty of space to move as we don’t want anything or anyone being knocked over.

Moving Paper Fish

 

Here is a picture of the Moving Paper Fish we completed at school today for Art.  Thank you also to those that sent in pictures of their artwork they made at home.

Home Learning Friday 8th January
English
Maths

Art

 

Here is a fun and simple art activity.  With just a few sheets of coloured paper, scissors and glue you can create a moving fish.  If you wanted to, you could send me a picture of your final piece of work.  Enjoy being creative!

Collective worship

 

Below is a worship song that combines exciting praise to God and energetic actions to get you active.  This is another favourite of Class 1's.  Watch out for the shark!  Make sure you have plenty of space to move as we don’t want anything or anyone being knocked over.

Home Learning Thursday 7th January

English

Maths

PE

 

Joe Wicks (who I am sure you know because of his daily fitness videos during the first lockdown last year) is going to guide you through a 5 minute workout to keep you fit and active.

 

Make sure you give yourself plenty of space in your home to complete these exercises.  They are designed to raise your heart rate and work your muscles, however if your muscles begin to hurt or get too out of breath please stop and take a rest.  Also have a bottle with you to take if you get thirsty.

Collective worship

 

Below is a worship song that combines exciting praise to God and energetic actions to get you active.  I can’t listen to this song without dancing around.  This is one of Class 1's favourites.  Make sure you have plenty of space to move as we don’t want anything or anyone being knocked over.

Home Learning Wednesday 6th January

Home Learning Tuesday 5th January

A VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL FROM CLASS 1

 

Class 1 would like to wish all parents, family and friends a very Happy Christmas and New Year. 

 

Here is our message for you about the true meaning of Christmas, the carol A Starry Night. 

 

Take care and stay safe.

 

Cheeky the Elf

 

Today, we had to say goodbye to Cheeky the Elf.  We have loved having him in the class.  As you can see, he has got up to a lot while staying with us  He has now made his way back to the North Pole to tell Father Christmas all about the wonderfully caring children of Class 1 at St Mary's.  Travel safely Cheeky and we will see you again soon!

A visit from Father Christmas

 

We were very excited when Father Christmas visited our classroom today with his elves.  They were very good at keeping socially distanced and gave us individual presents as well as a class present of two boxes of coloured dominoes for us to play and explore with.      

New Playground Gym Equipment

 

We are very fortunate at St Mary’s to have new Gym equipment in the playground.  Each Monday, Class 1 are able to use it, exploring how it works and how it can help us keep fit and healthy.  It is also lots of fun!

Gold and Values Awards (11.12.20)

  

GOLD AWARDS

 

Florence – Florence has been working exceptionally hard on improving the presentation of her handwriting and sentence structure.  This week, Florence produced a piece of writing with detailed description and beautifully formed cursive letters.  She should be very proud of the progress she has made in only a few months.

 

Joshua – Joshua has shown an excellent attitude towards his learning this week.  He was approached each of his lessons with a positive attitude and, as always, been very helpful in keeping the classroom tidy. 

 

VALUES AWARD FOR CREATIVITY

 

Nuala – In all subjects, Nuala listens well in class discussions and contributes creative and well thought out answers, which demonstrates higher order thinking.  Nuala takes pride in each piece of work and is always looking to develop and improve.  Well done.

Tens ones equals one ten

 

In Maths this week, we have been grouping ten ones to make one ten for the first time, using straws to help us understand.  We can now use tens and ones to make and count larger numbers more quickly.  This is the beginning to learning how place value can help with our knowledge of number.

Spellings for this week (11.12.20)

 

Below are the Class 1 spellings for this week which will be tested on Friday 18th December.

 

There are 10 spellings consisting of words with a chosen soundgreen words (spelt using phonics) and red words (not following phonics patterns).

Scenes from the Christmas Story

 

Each class at St Mary’s has created a scene from the Nativity to display in school.  It is a lovely reminder of the true reason why we celebrate Christmas.  God came to earth as a vulnerable baby, but grew up to teach his followers of how to love each other and ultimately sacrificed himself to forgive the sins of the world.  Class 1’s scene depicted the incredible moment when Angel Gabriel visited Mary and told her she would give birth to the Son of God.  All of the scenes will soon be available to view on the website.

2D and 3D shapes

 

In Maths this week, we have been exploring 2D and 3D shapes.  We are now able to name a variety of shapes and describe their key features.  We also used 2D shapes to create models of everyday objects and 3D shapes to build freestanding structures.

Gold and Values Awards (04.12.20)

  

GOLD AWARDS

 

Jenson – Every single member of the Year 1 team has noticed incredible progress in Jenson’s writing and spelling since starting in Year 1.  We are so proud of all your hard work and determination. 

 

Olivia – This week we have been looking at 2D and 3D shapes.  Olivia showed great confidence in naming a number of shapes, describing their features and sorting them into categories. 

 

VALUES AWARD FOR RESPONSIBILITY

 

Isobel – In all subjects, Isobel always demonstrates a growth mindset.  She asks well thought out questions to develop her own understanding and takes responsibility for the quality and presentation of her work, which is of a very high standard. 

Spellings for this week (04.12.20)

 

Below are the Class 1 spellings for this week which will be tested on Friday 11th December.

 

There are 10 spellings consisting of words with a chosen soundgreen words (spelt using phonics) and red words (not following phonics patterns).

Gold and Values Awards (27.11.20)

  

GOLD AWARDS

 

Sam – Over the last week, we have been focusing on the presentation of our writing.  Sam has made a fantastic effort in making sure his sentences start with a capital letter, finish with a full stop and that his letters sit neatly on the line.  Keep up the good work! 

 

Madison – During our class discussions this week, Madison has been really engaged with each of the subjects we have talked about and has been willing to give her opinion by applying her knowledge.  

 

VALUES AWARD FOR PERSEVERANCE

 

Daphne – Daphne always has a positive attitude towards her learning and enjoys challenging her understanding by asking well thought out questions.  She takes on advice willingly and successfully applies it to her work. 

Spellings for this week (27.11.20)

 

Below are the Class 1 spellings for this week which will be tested on Friday 4th December.

 

There are 10 spellings consisting of words with a chosen sound, green words (spelt using phonics) and red words (not following phonics patterns).

Dominos can teach us so much!

 

This week we have been looking at different ways we can use dominos to help with our learning.  They can help with counting, matching and ordering numbers as well as weight, balance and forces.  We loved exploring with dominos in class…there are some many possibilities! 

A donation of new reading books

  

Class 1 were very excited this week to receive a wonderful donation of books from the Hook family.  We love reading in class and enjoyed every opportunity to discover new characters and stories.  We are so thankful and will treasure these books.

Learning how to use technology

 

We had even more excitement this week when we started learning how to use laptops to word process.  By the end of our first lesson, we are able to log onto the network, open a Word document and use the keyboard to write simple sentences with capital letters, spaces and full stops.  We were even able to delete letters when we made a mistake.  We had so much fun exploring all the functions of the laptop. 

Gold and Values Awards (20.11.20)

  

GOLD AWARDS

 

Finley George – I have been so impressed with Finley George’s attitude towards his learning in the last few weeks.  He has been more focused in class discussions and has improved his behaviour when playing with others.   

 

Amelia – Amelia has been a super mathematician this week.  She has be improving her knowledge of addition and subtraction number sentences.  Amelia was even able to complete come tricky maths problems independently. 

 

VALUES AWARD FOR LOVE

 

Lerryn – There have been so many occasions when Lerryn has shown true care and respect for others.  She is an excellent example of our value of Love.  Lerryn always looks out for her peers and is supportive and helpful.  Thank you.

Spellings for this week (20.11.20)

 

Below are the Class 1 spellings for this week which will be tested on Friday 27th November.

 

There are 10 spellings consisting of words with a chosen sound, green words (spelt using phonics) and red words (not following phonics patterns).

Gold and Values Awards (13.11.20)

  

GOLD AWARDS

 

Ella – Ella has been working very hard on her phonics so far this year.  She is growing in confidence with sounding out new sounds and becoming more fluent in her reading.  Well done! 

 

Grace – Grace shows great enthusiasm for drawing and writing, which is evident with the many examples of work she brings from home to show the class.  It is so encouraging that you enjoy recording your thoughts and ideas and I am always interested to see your creative work.

 

VALUES AWARD FOR SERVICE

 

Alice R – Alice is always a wonderful example of being kind and considerate towards others.  She is always willing to help with tidying and organising in the classroom without needing to be asked, and works well in paired and group activities where she is supportive and encouraging.  Thank you. 

Spellings for this week (13.11.20)

 

Below are the Class 1 spellings for this week which will be tested on Friday 20th November.

 

There are 10 spellings consisting of words with a chosen sound, green words (spelt using phonics) and red words (not following phonics patterns).

Gold and Values Awards (06.11.20)

 

From now on, the Class 1 Gold and Values Awards that are handed out at our virtual assembly each Friday will be included on this page for your information.

 

GOLD AWARDS

 

Alice J – In PE this week, we have been working on our team relay skills and being able to control balls of different sizes.  Alice showed excellent control when bouncing a basketball in a straight line, dribbling a small ball across the ground and throwing and catching a tennis ball demonstrating good hand eye coordination.  She was also very encouraging to her other teammates during the relay. 

 

Lucy – Lucy has been working very hard this week to improve her blending of sounds and reading of words in our phonics sessions.  She is focusing better and becoming more fluent in reading simple sentences with expression.  Keep up the fantastic work!

 

VALUES AWARD FOR CREATIVITY

 

Nancy – I have been so impressed with Nancy’s class discussion work this week.  We have started a new book in English called ‘Traction Man’ and Nancy came up with some very creative adjectives to describe the Traction Man action figure and describe how the boy felt who received it as a Christmas gift.

Spellings for this week (06.11.20)

 

Below are the Class 1 spellings for this week which will be tested on Friday 13th November.

 

There are 10 spellings consisting of words with a chosen sound, green words (spelt using phonics) and red words (not following phonics patterns).

The Festival of Diwali

 

Diwali is the five-day festival of lights, celebrated by millions of Hindus, as well as Sikhs and Jains across the world. Diwali, which for some also coincides with harvest and new year celebrations, is a festival of new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil, and light over darkness.

 

The word Diwali comes from the Sanskrit word deepavali, meaning "rows of lighted lamps". Houses, shops and public places are decorated with small oil lamps called diyas. People also enjoy fireworks and sweets too.  It will be celebrated on 14th November this year. 

 

We created our own Paper Diyas using a concertina process the remind us of the importance of light in Diwali.

Spellings for this week (23.10.20)

 

Below are the Class 1 spellings for this week which will be tested on Friday 6th November.

 

There are 10 spellings consisting of words with a chosen sound, green words (spelt using phonics) and red words (not following phonics patterns).

Jonah and the Whale

 

In RE, over the last few weeks, we have been looking at the story of Jonah and how he did not want to follow God's instructions until God forced him to realise that his plan is always best.

 

We created freeze frames of the key scenes to illustrate how Jonah felt throughout his incredible journey.

Below is a short animation of the bible story.

Spellings for this week (16.10.20)

 

Below are the Class 1 spellings for this week which will be tested on Friday 23th October.

 

There are 10 spellings consisting of words with a chosen sound, green words (spelt using phonics) and red words (not following phonics patterns).

Class 1 Meet the Teacher

For those that were unable to join us for the Meet the Teacher, here is a recording to explain the key information for Year 1.

Spellings for this week (09.10.20)

 

Below are the Class 1 spellings for this week which will be tested on Friday 16th October.

 

There are 10 spellings consisting of words with a chosen sound, green words (spelt using phonics) and red words (not following phonics patterns).

Handwriting

 

Year 1 are now learning cursive letter formation.  Below is a document that you may want to use when your child is writing at home.  We are still in the early stages of developing this; however, we would hope that by the end of the academic year children would be confident in writing cursive letters in preparation for progressing through the school.

Spellings for this week (02.10.20)

 

Below are the Class 1 spellings for this week. 

 

Each set of spellings will be sent out on Friday and tested the following Friday.  

 

There are 10 spellings consisting of words with a chosen sound, green words (spelt using phonics) and red words (not following phonics patterns).

Where The Wild Things Are

 

Over the last few weeks, we have been studying the book ‘Where The Wild Things Are’ by Maurice Sendak.  We have been exploring the many feelings that Max experienced through his imaginary journey and described his fantasy setting and the Wild Things he met using our best adjectives.

 

Here are some photos of our freeze frames depicting key scenes in the story and Max’s reactions.

Harvest Celebration

 

Today, Class 1 and Reception took part in our Harvest Celebration in the church.  It was such a shame that parents were not able to join with us due to the current restrictions; however, we have recorded our performance of our ‘Cauliflowers Fluffy’ song for you to enjoy.  All the children did a fantastic job and I was a very proud teacher!

 

Thank you so much for those that brought in food for the service.  The church will be able to use this to create food parcels for vulnerable families, in the local area, needing help.

Cauliflowers Fluffy Performance.mp4

Still image for this video

Spellings for this week (28.09.20)

 

Below are the Class 1 spellings for this week. 

 

Each set of spellings will be sent out at the beginning of the week (Monday) and tested at the end of the week (Friday). 

 

There are 10 spellings consisting of words with a chosen sound, green words (spelt using phonics) and red words (not following phonics patterns).

Read Write Inc – Reading at Home

 

Read Write Inc is the primary scheme we use at St Mary’s to teach your child how to read and understand the meaning of a text. 

 

Your child will receive a new Read Write Inc Phonics book on a Monday and a Thursday each week.  Please make sure your child’s book bag is brought into school on these days.

 

Below is how we would like you to use the Phonics book in your daily reading with your child. 

Day 1

 

1.  Decode all of the green and red words

2.  Let your child read the sentences of the book to you

3.  Point to the words as they read

4.  If they struggle, help to sound out and blend

Day 2

 

  • Let your child read the story to you while they point to each word
  • You are building fluency of reading the text

Day 3

 

  • Let your child read the story to you while they point to each word
  • They should be reading the text fluently
  • Read the questions about the story to your child and discuss the answers together
  • This is building reading comprehension – an understanding of the meaning of the text

Reading – sounding out and blending

 

If you are unfamiliar with the terms sounding out and blending, below is a video from Read Write Inc explaining how they are used for reading unfamiliar words.

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