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Week Beginning 1 February 2021

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Children's Mental Health Week 2021 - a message from our Royal Patron

Watch our Royal Patron HRH The Duchess of Cambridge's video message to mark the start of the Children's Mental Health Week. Learn more: http://www.childrensm...

Friday 5th February  

It’s Friday! We have made it through another week, well done! Although we miss you all lots, you really are doing yourselves proud with how you are completing all of the work at home.

Friday also means another Celebration Assembly. Make sure you watch to find out who has received this week’s shooting stars.  

Let’s find out what work we have to do today.

Have a wonderful weekend and a good rest!

Miss Young, Mrs Robinson and Miss Briggs

 

English

 

Using the information about Sue Hendrickson in the Powerpoint below, complete the fact file about her life by answering the questions.

 

Playtime

Maths

Today we will be learning to count in 5s.

Watch the video below and then complete the activity.

RWI

 

 

Type in Google ‘RWI daily lesson on YouTube’ to access a new sound to learn, this is updated daily at 9:30am. Then choose either Set 1, Set 2 or Set 3 depending on your child’s reading level:

 

Set 1 - Children who are learning individual letter sounds.

Set 2 – Children who have books that are red, green, purple, pink or orange.

Set 3 – Children who have books that are yellow, blue or grey.

 

Log into Oxford Owl (link found below) using the following username and password

 

Username: Mapledene

Password: year1

 

Select 'Read Write Inc eBook library' and select the level (colour) your child is on. Pick a book you would like to read

 

 

Lunchtime

Wellbeing week

 

Express Yourself

We would like you to design a badge about you. It can be any shape you choose and then think about what makes you happy and draw it onto your badge. You might have your family, pets or friends on your badge. You might have your favourite sport, football or dancing. You might draw a cake if you like to bake. Really take your time and make your badge all about you. Then if you have some safety pins at home you might want to ask a grown-up to put one on the back and you can wear your badge too!

 

 

Science

 

Think about the animals that are herbivores- How will they survive during winter.  Identify these animals, name and say what they eat.  Think about how we could help these animals. Even some birds who may eat worms might find it more difficult to find food as the ground is hard in Winter. Today we would like you to make a bird feeder to help birds survive in winter. There are some different examples below of some bird feeders you can make, using things you might already have at home.

 

 

Making A Home Made Bird Feed (Suet /Lard Cake)

We decided to make a video of how we made our bird feeders; they are very simple to make and great fun for the kids to make. Once the birds locate the feede...

Skip Counting by Fives

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Thursday 4th February   

Good morning! Happy Thursday!

Today we are going to be doing some English, Maths and RWI as usual. Then this afternoon's lessons are Music and another activity for mental health week.                                       

 

 

Hope you have a good day!

Miss Young, Mrs Robinson and Miss Briggs

 

English

 

Today we will imagine we are Sue Hendrickson and the reporter, so you will need the help of a family member.  One person should be Sue and one should be the reporter.  Act out an interview practising forming and answering questions. Watch the video below and notice how the reporter is asking Sue the questions and Sue answers them. 

 

Playtime

Maths

Can you count in tens? Cut out the numbers and stick them in order counting in tens.  Now look at the dinosaurs with nests of eggs. Count in tens to find out how many eggs each dinosaur has. 

 

RWI

 

Type in Google ‘RWI daily lesson on YouTube’ to access a new sound to learn, this is updated daily at 9:30am. Then choose either Set 1, Set 2 or Set 3 depending on your child’s reading level:

 

Set 1 - Children who are learning individual letter sounds.

Set 2 – Children who have books that are red, green, purple, pink or orange.

Set 3 – Children who have books that are yellow, blue or grey.

 

Log into Oxford Owl (link found below) using the following username and password

 

Username: Mapledene

Password: year1

 

Select 'Read Write Inc eBook library' and select the level (colour) your child is on. Pick a book you would like to read

 

 

Lunchtime

 

Music

 

As it is Children’s Mental Health Week this week, I thought it would be good to remind ourselves of the song ‘It’s OK! Just say’ Sing or sign along depending on where you are and really listen to that message that the words are telling you. Remember to talk to someone if you are not feeling OK.

I also have a new song for you to learn. First of all click on the link below to warm up your bodies and voices. Make sure you have clicked on the tab ‘Find the Pulse’ and have fun following the actions.

Then click on the next link to listen to the chorus and follow the words. When you are confident have a go at joining in!

For our main activity, it is going to be a bit noisy! We will be thinking about how you can turn objects around the house into musical instruments! You will need a saucepan and 2 wooden spoons. If you can’t use these, find anything around the house that you can turn into a drum. Remember to check with your grown-ups first!

Wellbeing week

Have you filled a bucket today? Watch the story linked below on Youtube.

Draw a bucket or use the outline on the document below and think of ways you can fill other people’s bucket. Draw pictures or write words to show how you will.   

 

 

Extra activities

 

 

Phonics play

Today you can practise reading tricky words using the game ‘Tricky Word Trucks’

Login using jan 21 for the username and home for the password. Choose the level best suited to your child.

 

A FIELD DAY WITH SUE - (2010)

Gina Ferraro talks with Sue Hendrickson about her discovery of Sue the dinosaur from 20 years ago!NUDE HIPPO offers a fresh look at the local culture and spe...

Skip Counting by Tens

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IT'S OK (Please Just Say) - Kids' mental health song with sign language

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Have you Filled a Bucket Today?

Author: Carol McCloudIllustrated by: David MessingRead by: Matthew WillsherIf you want to buy a copy visit: https://amzn.to/3npJd8rThis heartwarming book enc...

Wednesday 3rd February

We are now halfway through week 5 of home learning and you are doing a marvellous job. Keep going! Once again, we would just like to say a big thank you to the adults at home who are helping you too. 

Have a good day!

Miss Young, Mrs Robinson and Miss Briggs

 

English

 

Today you will become a reporter. A reporter interviews people asking them questions and finds out about them. We are going to think of some questions to ask Sue Hendrickson. What would you like to ask her? What would you like to find out about her? Then write these down in the speech bubbles on the attached word document. Remember to use question marks! Watch the video below explaining today’s task in more detail.   

 

 

Playtime

 

Maths

Today we are continuing on work on 2s and will be looking at towers of two. Watch the video below, then using bricks or Lego from around your home, build towers of two.  Use your counting in twos to find the total number of cubes and record your answer on the sheet.

 

RWI

Type in Google ‘RWI daily lesson on YouTube’ to access a new sound to learn, this is updated daily at 9:30am. Then choose either Set 1, Set 2 or Set 3 depending on your child’s reading level:

 

Set 1 - Children who are learning individual letter sounds.

Set 2 – Children who have books that are red, green, purple, pink or orange.

Set 3 – Children who have books that are yellow, blue or grey.

 

Log into Oxford Owl (link found below) using the following username and password

 

Username: Mapledene

Password: year1

 

Select 'Read Write Inc eBook library' and select the level (colour) your child is on. Pick a book you would like to read

 

 

Lunchtime

Wellness week

We have a story for you to watch about feelings called 'In my heart' How does your heart feel today? Perhaps it feels more than one way. What do you think has made your heart feel this way today?

 

Watch the next video and express how you are feeling today. Take your time to think carefully about how you feel and be honest. You don’t have to be happy (but if you are, that’s great!)

 

 

 

Handwriting

Watch the video below to learn how to form the letters. Now practise forming these letters, trying to sit them correctly on the line like in the picture below. These particular letters are the common ones we may accidently reverse! So please take your time and try to say the rhyme as you write each one, ensuring you start in the correct place.

 

Extra Activity 

Phonics play

You can login for free throughout lockdown to access other games on this website that would normally require a subscription.

The username is jan21 and the password is home.

Today use the link below to try Flash card speed trials. This game is great for recognising the sounds and building speed too.

Once you have logged in, hover over the different phases and you can choose the level best suited to your child. Most children will be working on Phase 3.

 

English Video

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Maths Video

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RWI Handwriting

KG2 Parents, learn how to sound the following letters m, a, s, d, t, i, n, p, g

In My Heart: A Book of Feelings | Read Aloud Story for Kids

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Draw Your Feelings - Children's Mental Health Week 2021

For more activity ideas visit www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk

Zoom Aerobics Session- Children's Mental Health Week

It's a fact that exercise can improve mental health- especially during a lockdown! Therefore Miss Ellgood will be holding a one-off aerobics session on Zoom in aid of Children's Mental Health week. This will take place on Tuesday 2nd February at 4pm. If your child(ren) would like to join, please complete the form below by midday on Tuesday and you will be emailed the Zoom details. Places will be given on a first-come first-served basis (if you are able to fill the form out then your child(ren) has a place.) https://docs.google.com/forms/d/17mcqzaUb337qXGPH8V-NDgvWt7lyiRLhjjfCvEl-RT4/edit 

 

     2nd February 

Good morning, Year 1!

You will find our timetable for the day below with all the links you need to complete the tasks. We are still giving out merits and choosing shooting stars so be sure to send us your work if and when you can.

Have a good day!

Miss Young, Mrs Robinson and Miss Briggs

 

English

 

 

 

Today we are going to be using the conjunction ‘and’ to join simple sentences. Using and in a sentence enables us to add more information to what we are writing about.

Begin by watching the video below. Complete the word document activity and read each sentence (with a grown-up to help when needed). Cut up the 3 sections. Put them back together so that each sentence makes sense.

 

 

Playtime

Maths

 

Yesterday you were ordering the dinosaur feet into 2’s. Today we are still practising adding in groups of two. Watch the video below on repeated addition. Then complete the word document activity to find out how many dinosaur feet there are altogether. You can count each foot individually (in 1s) but have a go if you can to just count in 2s!

 

 

RWI

 

Type in Google ‘RWI daily lesson on YouTube’ to access a new sound to learn, this is updated daily at 9:30am. Then choose either Set 1, Set 2 or Set 3 depending on your child’s reading level:

 

Set 1 - Children who are learning individual letter sounds.

Set 2 – Children who have books that are red, green, purple, pink or orange.

Set 3 – Children who have books that are yellow, blue or grey.

 

Log into Oxford Owl (link found below) using the following username and password

 

Username: Mapledene

Password: year1

 

Select 'Read Write Inc eBook library' and select the level (colour) your child is on. Pick a book you would like to read

 

 

Lunchtime

PE

Start with some gentle meditation and then move on to practising more yoga poses.

Meditation and Yoga are both extremely good for making us feel good! It helps us think about our breathing, keeps us calm and improves our co-ordination and balance too!

PHSE

 

It’s time to……..Express yourself!

Think of something you enjoy doing. for example, building something out of Lego, painting a picture, baking, helping someone or maybe you prefer expressing yourself through dance or drama. This really could be anything you love to do! Send us in a photo or video of you having fun and expressing yourself at home

 

 

Extra activities

Doodle

Are you still in the green zone?

Keep up with Maths and English daily.

Active Maths

Remember how we were learning about measuring last week in Maths? Join in with this great song and dance from the Supermovers to recap last week’s work.

Maths- Counting in two

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Counting by 2s

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Guided Meditation

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Yoga

Follow along as Sophia Khan leads a fun and family-friendly introduction to yoga. You'll get to warm up, practice breathing and poses, and relax into a power...

Monday 1st February 

Good morning Year 1,

We hope you had a lovely weekend and are ready for new learning.  This week we will be taking part in Mental Health Week. Every afternoon we will complete activities to support the mental health of us all.  We will start the day by watching the live assembly hosted by Blue Peter’s Lindsey Russell and CBBC presenter Rhys Stephenson.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/assemblies/childrens-mental-health-week-2021

 

We hope you all have a great day today!

Miss Young, Mrs Robinson and Miss Briggs

 

English

 

 This week in English we will be finding out more about the dinosaur explorer Sue Hendrickson. We will work towards acting out an interview between her and a reporter and writing a fact file about her life.  Start by watching the story about her life using the link below.

Now look at the images from the story showing the key parts of her life. Cut them out and sequence them from childhood to when she found the T-Rex bones.  Think about some of these key moments-how do you think Sue was feeling?

How did she feel when she found the dinosaur bones?

How did she feel diving down in the ocean?

 

Playtime

RWI and Reading

Type in Google ‘RWI daily lesson on YouTube’ to access a new sound to learn, this is updated daily at 9:30am. Then choose either Set 1, Set 2 or Set 3 depending on your child’s reading level.

Set 1 - Children who are learning individual letter sounds.

Set 2 – Children who have books that are red, green, purple, pink or orange.

Set 3 – Children who have books that are yellow, blue or grey.

Log into Oxford Owl (link found below) using the following username and password

Username: Mapledene

Password: year1

Select 'Read Write Inc eBook library' and select the level (colour) your child is on.

Pick a book you would like to read

 

Maths

This week we will begin our unit on multiplication.  Today we will focus on counting in twos.  Start by watching the video of counting in twos, try and join in as they count.

Activity 1: Cut out the dinosaur feet and stick them so they are in the order of counting in twos to form a number line.

Activity 2: Look carefully at the dinosaur feet images- some of the numbers in the sequence are missing.  Use your number line to fill in the missing numbers.

 

lunchtime

Mental Health Activities

zoom meeting

 

We will start the afternoon by sharing a story called Ruby’s Worries in our next zoom meeting.  We hope you will be able to join us.  If you can’t make it watch the link below to watch the story.

 

Make a worry doll!

Just like Ruby in the story we sometimes have things we worry about.  Talk to a family member about things that worry you. Today we are going to make a worry doll.  A worry doll is a miniature doll that you can tell your worries to.  If you share your worries  to your doll they will help to take the worry away.  Just like Ruby, she felt better when she shared her worry to a friend.  We might feel better if we talk to a family member or our worry dolls.  You can make you doll however you like, take a look at the photographs below for ideas or watch the link on how to make one.

 

 

Extra

Doodle

Don’t forget to use Doodle English as well as Doodle Maths! 

When Sue Found Sue read aloud by Mrs. Peachey

The Counting by Twos Song | Counting Songs | Scratch Garden

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Ruby's Worry By Tom Percival

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Make your own worry dolls

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