We have been learning Jack and the Beanstalk- Talk for writing
We had an awesome morning learning some cricket skills with Chance to Shine cricket!
We've been enjoying making and playing in our new 'castle' role play area, for our topic about castles. We have added props so we can practice retelling our Talk 4 Writing story, Jack and the Beanstalk.
We are so proud of our Super SWAN Lilly, the author. She has had her fabulous writing published. Well done Lilly!
After learning about the houses in London during The Great Fire, we designed and made our own Tudor houses.
We had a special book delivery today; after reading it, we went on an egg hunt and you’ll never guess what, we found an egg! We learned about animals that lay eggs and predicted what might be inside; could it be a crocodile, a chick, a tree frog or maybe a dinosaur? EDIT... We carefully monitored the egg for the week. First it cracked, then the crack grew bigger, until out popped a little chick. We were very excited and some of our class did some fabulous independent writing about chicks during exploring time.
Due to coronavirus restrictions, we were unable to go on our class walk around Newark, but look, our super duper families have been out exploring, finding the buildings that would have been around at the time of the Great Fire of London! !
As part of our celebrations for National Poetry Day, we have learned a poem called “Queue for the zoo” by Clare Bevan
Today, we looked at the quill and ink pot from our box of artefacts from London, 1666 and compared the quill to a modern pen, discussing how it worked. We then practiced using a soft and hard pencil to draw it in our sketch books. It was also lovely to hear all the facts the children had remembered from yesterday’s lesson about life in 1666.
Before exploring spring poems this week, we went out hunting for signs of spring. We wrote lists and used the iPads to take photos of the things we found. On our return to the classroom, the children chose their favourite photo and told us about it, using the voice recording tool on seesaw.
After learning about healthy eating, Year 1 designed and made our own healthy sandwiches. They were delicious!
Today, we had a TEAMS video call with Dee, Lilly’s Nan, who owns a Pancake Parlour. We asked her lots of questions about what it is like to run a cafe. The children listened beautifully and quite a few of them confidently asked her questions. We found out about the roles in a cafe, keeping everywhere clean, how to make pancakes and waffles, menus and many other exciting things. The children played beautifully in our cafe role play area afterwards.
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Please send me your child's work each day so I can see how they are getting on. We will be sticking to the planned curriculum so we don't miss out on any learning. I will try to provide videos to support learning wherever possible. We understand everyone is under lots of pressure but would appreciate it if you could encourage your child to do as much as they can. Contact me at least once a week to let me know how you are.
Please do not feel the need to print out any sheets. We are now using Microsoft TEAMS, as our online platform, and all work can be completed on there or in your child's home learning books.
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Please continue to read regularly using the RWI books on this website. Please read the books available for your child's reading band. I have sent you a text with our class login.
Look at a recipe, do you think it would matter if the pictures got all muddled up. Would the recipe still work? In computing, it is important that the algorithm is in the correct order. If it isn't, we need to debug it!
Can you put the sentences in the correct order so they make sense?
Can you draw pictures of facial features, cut them out and stick them in unusual places? Or you could cut up a picture of a face and move the parts in to unusual places.
Remember an abstract picture doesn't have to look like anything real, it could be very unusual!
Here are some example of other childrens abstract portraits, I can't wait to see yours!
Look what we have been up to this week:
Friday, 15th January, 2021
Maths - Num Tang Junior
As we finished our maths topic yesterday, I thought we'd practice a bit subitizing (quickly recognising how many objects are in a group) in this game.
Start on level 3, unless you want to practice on smaller numbers first. Look at the 4 cards find two pictures or numbers that match. Click on both pictures so they have a black outline. If they are right, they will dissappear and you will earn a point, see if you can collect ten points before the timer runs out to move on to the next level.
Last week in computing, hopefully you tried the lego building activity and found out that we need to give clear instuctions for something to work exactly as we'd like. In computing, we call this an algorithm.
Today, I'd like you to log on to purple mash and choose the 'To do' Bird. Please message me if you can't remember your log in. (It should be in your reading diary) Please follow the precise instructions, or algorithm, below.
PSHE- Well being week - Wishes Wednesday!
wishes-wednesday with sound.mp4
Tuesday, 12th January, 2021
Happy Birthday Walter!
Please complete this morning's phonics which you should have received by text this morning.
Get a set of construction toys or toys you can join together.
Sit back to back with someone.
Without looking, tell the other person how to build a model. eg ‘Take a red rectangular (cuboid) block and place a green square block on top, in the middle of the red block. Place a yellow square block on the top.’
When you have finished, does the other persons model look like you wanted it to?
Why do you think it might be different?
If you made a model too, can you take a photo of both and send the pictures to me please.
Use the 10 frames you made yesterday to add the tens and ones together to answer the addition sums. Now look, how many tens have you got? How many ones have you got? Can you write your answers like in the example on the right?
Please read your Read Write Inc book to someone at home.
Year One Christmas Homelearning ideas:
- Spend time with your family.
- Share books with your family.
- Go for a walk in your favourite place.
- Make someone laugh or smile.
- Play a board game.
- Write a message to someone to tell them why they are special.
- Count Christmas decorations on a walk. Have you seen more stars or more Santas?
- Write a diary about what your elf is doing.
During the week, we found out the ‘elf on the shelf’ was from the North Pole so we have been finding out what the area around the Arctic is like. As if by magic, it began to snow! We decided we’d use our senses to explore the snow and imagined how cold it must be in the North Pole! (Sorry some of the photos are blurred..... it was cold!)
PLEASE CONTACT ME AT LEAST ONCE EACH WEEK (THROUGH EMAIL) SO I KNOW YOU ARE ALL SAFE AND WELL.
When your child has completed their home learning, if you are able, it would be fantastic if you could email pictures of it to me so I can see what they have been up to. Please let me know if you are happy for me to share your child's work on the website so we can celebrate how amazing they are!
Please date your child's work in their book. I will be collecting all of the home learning in on our return to school. I can't wait to see what they have done!
Read, Write Inc phonics
During our isolation period, Mrs Chiasson will text you daily phonics videos to watch with your child. After watching them, please ask your child to use ‘Fred fingers’ to support them to write words using today’s sound, these could be the words they have read on the green word cards or you may think of other words, which are similar in difficulty.
The children should practice reading the phonemes (sounds the letters make in reading) every day. Below you will find some cards you can print if you can and a video which you can use to support your pronunciation or you can watch it with your child to practice the sounds.
Now draw some pictures to show the main events in the story. e.g The meerkats found a passion fruit. The vulture wanted it. It splatted on the ground. You could draw boxes like one of the story maps below.
Can you use some of the tricky words from the song and your 'fred fingers to write a sentence about the animals trying to get the passion fruit? For example: 'We can get the passion fruit' or 'he can jump to catch the passion fruit' or 'she did run and get the passion fruit'
Draw a small table with three coloumn, like in the picture below. Choose a number, write it in the middle column, in the left column write the number which is one less than your number and in the right column write the number which is one more than your number. Repeat with two more numbers.
Write 'I', 'the', 'to' and 'go' once, then practice writing 'no' and 'he' three times.
The meerkats and the vulture want to catch the fruit. The fruit is called a passion fruit. It is full of seeds. What other fruits have seeds inside? Can you draw them, then use 'fred fingers' to help you label them? eg It is a .... or you could say 'This is a ...'
Look at the email i sent you at the weekend or in your reading diary for your login. Click on the '2do's', then scroll down until you find '2count'. Scroll down on the window, choose the fruit. Now ask your family, phone someone or even ask your teddy bears- everytime someone chooses their favourite fruit, click on the fruit. After, look at the pictogram and see which is the most popular fruit?
Can you use this storymap to help you retell the story of Meerkat Mail? What do story tellers do? Perhaps you could try changing your voice to make it sound even more interesting. You could video your story time or tell your family the story!
Unfortunately we haven't used a story map in class yet but hopefully you can see the drawings help remind us of key events in the story, on each day of the week. If you find it tricky to remember the story, you could always watch the video from Monday again.
Log in to www.purplemash.com using the log in details in your reading diary. Please message me if you can't find it. Click on 2do's then have a go at 2explore. Click on the red circle to record your tune, then the green triangle to play it back. Don't forget to press save so I can listen to your masterpiece!
Talk about the problems on the sheets with your grown up. Can you draw your own ten frames in your book? or perhaps use the app below to help solve the problems and write the addition sentences in your book?
Before watching the video, see if your child can tell you what has happened so far in the story ‘Meerkat Mail’. Then watch the video up the point where he has sent a postcard from the marsh, where do you think he might go next? Discuss your ideas then watch the video until the end.
Can you use some paper to make a postcard? (Or just write in your book). Use your ‘Fred fingers’ and the word bank below to help you write “It is hot. It is my home”.
Can you carry out your own experiment at home to see which materials float and sink?
This term our topic is:
We are going to Africa.
As part of our topic, ‘We are going to Africa‘, we have been learning about the Masai tribes in Tanzania. We learned that they live very traditionally in houses made from sticks, mud and straw. Today, we had a go at building miniature mud houses for some small world people. We used a simple tepee design and used our knotting skills, from our earlier bag making in DT, to join them together. We had lots of fun. We gave it a good go but decided it is very hard to build mud houses!😀
We went looking for signs of autumn in the playground and forest school area. We saw red, yellow, orange, green and brown leaves. We found pine cones and catkins. We even found some slug or snail eggs.
A beauty on the beast!
Eek, what a frightening place to read! Well done!
Aaah, what a relaxing read! Well done!
Ooh, a secret reading den! Well done!
Diving into reading! Well done!
Branching out in reading! Well done!
Mrs Chiasson has found it hard to put her books down!
Sssshhh, don't tell anyone but I think Year One could be the best class at doing this challenge!!! (There might be a few ideas under the poster!)
What could you do?
After reading 'One plastic bag', we decided to design an environmentally friendly bag for Isatou, the character in the story, to carry her money home from the market. We looked at the useful features of various bags, then designed our own. We made a 'mock' bag with paper and practised tying knots. We then made our own bags with fabric. Great work Year One!
We have been exploring range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space. Here we practised mixing our own colours when copying beautiful African scenes.
Thank you for all your Harvest Festival donations. Everyone looks amazing in their rainbow clothes, well done Year One!
Here at Lovers’ Lane we are continually looking at ways to make learning more accessible and engaging for the children and one of the ways in which we would like to do this is through our use of technology in the classroom. When using technology it can be difficult to capture the work the children do so we would like to set up accounts for the children using an app called Seesaw.
Seesaw (https://web.seesaw.me/), is a secure online journal where students can document and reflect on what they are learning in class. Your child will be able to add the things we work on (including photos, videos, worksheets, drawings and voice recordings) to their Seesaw journal.
In order for your child to use Seesaw, the app needs your child’s name. This is so that teachers are able to assign work and so that your child is able to associate work like their photos, videos or voice recordings with their account. Seesaw only uses this information to provide the service and doesn’t advertise in Seesaw, create profiles of students, or share or sell your child’s personal information or journal content. It only adds their name to the teachers’ class list. You can read more about their strong privacy promises here: https://web.seesaw.me/privacy.
Under an EU law called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), in order for your child to use Seesaw, we must get your consent. As a school, we are incredibly excited by the opportunities Seesaw will provide. Its use here at Lovers’ Lane will help us to continue to make the curriculum more exciting and engaging for all children.
You will receive a message by text with a link to a permission form. Please complete this as soon as possible. If you do not have internet access please contact your child’s teacher for a paper permission slip. If you have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to email me:
Mrs L Williams (Computing Lead)
Following lock down, we will be covering objectives from both the Year One curriculum and the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum to ensure we meet the needs of all the children in our class.
We are learning to read using the Read Write Inc phonics strategy.