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Home Learning Year 1 Cherry Class 2020-2021

As you are already aware, we will be learning from home during this lockdown. It is so important that your child completes as many of the tasks as possible. I appreciate it is a challenge, but we will get through it. Stay at home and most importantly stay safe.

 

9-9:30 Welcome, Timetable and Handwriting

Video will be released on Seesaw for 9am. Task available on website and Seesaw.

9:30-10:15 English

Video will be released on Seesaw for 9:30am. Tasks available on website and Seesaw.

10:15-10:45 Break

Get a snack, drink and some exercise.

10:45-11:10 Phonics

Link will be available on the website and on Seesaw for 10:45am. Tasks available on website and Seesaw.

11:15-12pm Maths

Video will be released on Seesaw for 11:15am. Tasks available on website and Seesaw.

12-1:00pm Lunch

Rest your brain and fill your body with food to give you energy for the afternoon. Make sure you get some exercise too.

1pm - 1:30pm Reading

Video on Seesaw showing how Bug Club works. If you already know how to use it, feel free to just choose a book from the library to read.

1:30pm-3pm Discovery time

Choose your own learning. Remember if you are constructing something, please plan it first using pencil.

 

If you have any problems, please email me at cherry@winterbourneearls.wilts.sch.uk

Thank you for your continued support.

 

Mrs Baker

 

 

WEDNESDAY PHONICS Alien words

HOME LEARNING 2019-2020

Week Beginning 11th May

Hi Cherry Class-Mrs Carter here!

 

I trust you all read my note on Seesaw to thank you for all your wonderful contributions to the class film. It was a brilliant idea and really made me smile.

The English work on nature you have been completing has been great and I am very impressed at how some of you are extending your maths. I've also seen some fascinating nature videos, pictures of you with binoculars and magnifying glasses and some close ups of butterflies, tadpoles and caterpillar beds (never seen those before!) Your VE day photos were also great-flag making, cake making and tea parties, so well done! I've put photos of our Petals for Peace display at the church on the gallery for you to see our village contributions.

Thank you to those of you who have really enjoyed the bird watching challenge; I've seen some very lifelike drawings of local birds that have been so accurately coloured- special mention to Emily, Leo, Isla A and Verity whose art work was brilliant.

This second week, I have two possible challenges for you:

 

1. Think about perhaps making a film? Into Film emailed me to ask if any of our pupils would like to enter Nature in our Neighbourhood competition. I think it would be a great project and the link is just below this message.

 

2. This week the elderflowers are just starting to open in the hedgerows. The Woodland Trust has a page to make sure you identify the plant correctly:

https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2019/05/how-to-identify-elder/

If you can get out to pick elderflowers, you can make elderflower cordial. I make it every year and it's a great project to do with all your family. I use this simple recipe:

https://www.rivercottage.net/recipes/elderflower-cordial

 

Have a brilliant week and keep sending me in your learning on Seesaw. I don't have time to mark your maths (and the answers are given) but I comment on almost everything else.

Into Film offered our Choir 50 free places to the cinema to watch The Greatest Showman in November.  They are opening up a competition for your children to become budding film makers through their 'Nature in your Neighbourhood' film competition which ties in brilliantly with our nature topic.  Please see the link below for details of how to join.

https://www.intofilm.org/competitions/16?utm_source=Into+Film+-+Master&utm_campaign=1eff19f683-home-learning-8-ah&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a1465a9b17-1eff19f683-139965329

 

STEM Activities

Here is a link to a website providing recorded Science lessons for children, along with a worksheet for them to complete. There are lots of different topics and could be used to fill an afternoon session if you wanted your child to access some interesting Science. STEM activities combine Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths - so these activities will develop many skills for your child. 

https://www.stem.org.uk/remote-lessons/key-stage-1

Week beginning 11th May

Monday

English - complete the work for years 1 and 2 on the English power point below. Today you will be looking at features of a newspaper report.

Maths - follow the link below and you will find a video explanation and worksheet to complete.

 

Tuesday

English - complete the work for years 1 and 2 on the English power point below. Today, you will be thinking about using the -ed ending to write verbs in the past tense. 

Maths - follow the link below and you will find a video explanation and worksheet to complete.

 

Wednesday

English - complete the work for years 1 and 2 on the English power point below. Today, you will be planning your newspaper report. Remember to include the features and grammar that you learnt earlier in the week. 

Maths - follow the link below and you will find a video explanation and worksheet to complete.

 

Thursday

English - complete the work for years 1 and 2 on the English power point below. Today you will be writing your newspaper report. You can either use a template linked below or you can think about your own layout in your home learning book. 

Maths - follow the link below and you will find a video explanation and worksheet to complete.

 

Friday

Phonics revision: Please complete the igh work from last week when it was VE day Bank Holiday!

Maths - Practice adding and subtracting one digit numbers eg 6+7, 9-4 then extend to one digit and two digit numbers eg 16-9, 14+8. There are lots of games online to support this such as :

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/addition-and-subtraction

 

Week Beginning 4th May

 

Hi Cherry Class Poets-Mrs Carter here!

 

Thank you such much for sending me such amazing poems. The rhymes were brilliant and the descriptions made me think I was actually there in space with you!  I was thrilled to see lots of your presentations too- some in costume or with a rocket to help with the actions. I love that you are getting so much more confident and your reading looks like it's improved loads. Thanks for these videos as I can actually see your faces and that makes me smile as I miss you all!

 

I asked the other teachers if we could do Nature this next fortnight as I know I have some budding Nature Detectives in our class and everyone agreed that would be an interesting topic, especially as when we manage to get outside we can become more observant.

 

For your challenge this week can you learn what three garden birds look like? Some of you may want to extend your learning by drawing them or studying the colour of their eggs or even recognising their song. That would be exciting! At my home we have a bird table that is visited by Blue Tits, Great Tits, Chaffinches, Sparrows and even a Lesser Spotted Woodpecker. I love watching them feed. I have also seen the first Swallow and heard a Cuckoo last week on one of my dog walks.

 

Did you all like the film we did for you? We loved making it and hope you could spot everyone on it.

 

I look forward to seeing your English post on Thursday on Seesaw. Have a great week; I miss you!

Week beginning 4th May  

 

Monday

English - complete the work for years 1 and 2 on the English power point below. Today you will be thinking of some ways to describe a character in two different pictures. 

Maths - follow the link below and you will find a video explanation and worksheet to complete.

 

Tuesday

English - complete the work for years 1 and 2 on the English power point below. Today, you will be exploring lots of different vocabulary in preparation for a book you are going to read/listen to tomorrow. 

Maths - follow the link below and you will find a video explanation and worksheet to complete.

 

Wednesday

English - complete the work for years 1 and 2 on the English power point below. Today, you will be listening to the story 'Wild' by Emily Hughes and answering some questions about the story.

Maths - follow the link below and you will find a video explanation and worksheet to complete.

 

Thursday

English - complete the work for years 1 and 2 on the English power point below. Today you will be comparing the settings of a city and a forest. Thinking about what you would find in each of the different settings and writing some comparison sentences. 

Maths - follow the link below and you will find a video explanation and worksheet to complete.

 

Friday: This is Bank Holiday due to 75th Anniversary of VE Day so learning is optional! Perhaps you would like to make some flowers for the Petals for Peace project? Details have been emailed about this and how you can get involved with commemoration activities.

Phonics revision: This week we are focusing on the 'igh' sound written as 'igh', 'ie' and' i-e'. We call the last one a split digraph because the two letters i and e are split with a consonant in the middle- eg smile, like, time. Please see the links to Mr Thorne does Phonics- feel free to look up all his videos on the  three ways of sounding 'igh'. For your written work, can you complete the sound button sheet so I know that you haven't forgotten this important way of sounding out?

Maths - follow the link below and you will find a video explanation and worksheet to complete.

We have found these Friday challenge sheets quite tricky for you to do independently so perhaps you could learn your single digit adding facts instead? eg 5+8=13, 7+9=16

 

Week beginning 27 April

Hi all Astronaut Explorers from Cherry Class- Mrs Carter here!

Well done for sending me the brilliant writing from Thursday's home learning- each piece was interesting to read and I hope the comments I sent have helped. It's really reassuring to discover that you are working so well at home for your parents- they are pretty good teachers! It's also inspiring to see you so engaged in the topic with all the things you have discovered from your exploring.

I've also been sent some colourful pictures/videos of space-themed activities that you have enjoyed including a couple of pieces on constellations. I shall be looking up at the stars to see if I can spot them. Don't forget to have a look at the stargazing programmes on CBeebies: 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/stargazing

Maths can be marked with parents as the answers are given but I look forward to seeing your finished poems at the end of the week (before Friday evening please!) I am really happy to watch a video of you reading your poem or send me a photo of the writing (or both!) Don't forget to use all those wonderful adjectives (describing words) I saw in your work this week.

I love that you have been keeping fit- I heard Harry N has run 5 km without stopping, which is superb! I hope you are enjoying long daily walks and you are using your bikes. In school we are either doing Joe Wicks or following dance videos on GoNoodle every morning. We are also learning how to use both a tennis racket and a table tennis bat. Miss Arrandale and I managed 152 volleys using tennis rackets and a ball. The challenge of 100 volleys was set by the British tennis player Andy Murray. We were thrilled we beat this number!( A volley is where the ball is not allowed to bounce before hitting it back.)  

Keep fit and healthy and let me know what skill you have worked on when we get back. I'm focusing on lots of running and I am biking into school (about 14 km.)

Week beginning 27th April

 

Monday

English - complete the work for years 1 and 2 on the English power point below. Today you will be thinking of some amazing words that you will use in your poem. 

Maths - follow the link below and you will find a video explanation and worksheet to complete.

 

Tuesday

English - complete the work for years 1 and 2 on the English power point below. Today, you will be immersing yourself in poetry to get lots of lovely ideas.

Maths - follow the link below and you will find a video explanation and worksheet to complete.

 

Wednesday

English - complete the work for years 1 and 2 on the English power point below. Today, you will be writing your poem! Feel free to use some of the templates below if you are finding it tricky. 

Maths - follow the link below and you will find a video explanation and worksheet to complete.

 

Thursday

English - complete the work for years 1 and 2 on the English power point below. Today you will be editing and publishing your poem, to make sure it is the best it can be! Remember to use your neatest handwriting. 

Maths - follow the link below and you will find a video explanation and worksheet to complete.

 

Friday

English - Perform your poem! Today you will be performing your poem to someone you live with. We would love to see some examples on Seesaw! 

Phonics revision: This week we are looking at the 'ee' sound written in three different ways 'ee','ea' and 'e-e'. See the Song of Sounds sheet at the end of the class page to remind yourself of the sounds and actions and I have put a link below for Geraldine the Giraffe helping Mr Thorne Does Phonics. He has lots of other videos on these sounds for you to listen to. There is a handwriting sheet to practise the sounds and a simple sheet on 'ee' or 'ea'.

Maths - follow the link below and you will find a video explanation and worksheet to complete. This week we are working on Summer week 2.

Science (optional)- Mr Sainsbury's Primary Science Trust Team have put together some very exciting home science activities which are brilliant. Follow the link below for Science Sparks and have fun!

Handwriting-A number of parents have requested some handwriting sheets as children are missing the daily morning practice. Please see below.

 

 

Week beginning 20th April

 

Monday

English - complete the work for years 1 and 2 on the English power point below. This week we are learning about Space and completing some research so that we can write a Space poem by the end of next week. 

Maths - follow the link below and you will find a video explanation and worksheet to complete.

 

Tuesday

English - complete the work for years 1 and 2 on the English power point below. Today, your child will be looking at an example of a poem and finding some features.

Maths - follow the link below and you will find a video explanation and worksheet to complete.

 

Wednesday

English - complete the work for years 1 and 2 on the English power point below. Today, your child will be playing a rhyming word game to practise using words that rhyme.

Maths - follow the link below and you will find a video explanation and worksheet to complete.

 

Thursday

English - complete the work for years 1 and 2 on the English power point below. Today, your child will be turning some of the ideas from their research mind map on Monday into describing sentences. 

Maths - follow the link below and you will find a video explanation and worksheet to complete.

 

Friday

English - Phonics activity, This week we are revising the 'ai' sound-spelt ai, ay or a-e. Below is a link to Mr Thorne Does Phonics for 'ai''. Search for other Mr Thorne videos for the other two graphemes (ay and a-e). Then play a game with the bank of words sheet. The first sheet is easy and the second contains harder words. Your home teacher (Mum/Dad/other relative such as older brother/sister!) can read the words out and you write the words in the correct column either on the sheet or in your book. See how many you can get right! There is also a picture sheet to complete as an alternative/extension activity.

Maths - follow the link below and you will find a video explanation and worksheet to complete.

Science (optional)- Mr Sainsbury's Primary Science Trust Team have put together some very exciting home science activities which are brilliant. Follow the link below and have fun!

Easter Holidays!

Although we will not be setting specific work during the Easter holidays, we have put together some ideas of fun activities that you could do with your children if you are stuck. 

Below you will find the power point with lots of ideas and the resources that you would need to complete them. 

We hope you have a lovely Easter, despite all that is going on and if possible, enjoy the lovely weather in your garden! 

Week beginning 30th March

 

Monday

English - complete the work for years 1 and 2 on the English power point below. This week we are learning about Dinosaurs and completing some research to make a fact page about them. 

Maths - follow the link for Monday below and you will find a video explanation and worksheet to complete.

Tuesday

English - complete the work for years 1 and 2 on the English power point below. Today, your child will be completing some research about Dinosaurs and writing down key information that they find (basic words and phrases).

Maths - follow the link for Tuesday below and you will find a video explanation and worksheet to complete.

Wednesday

English - complete the work for years 1 and 2 on the English power point below. Today, your child will be planning their Dinosaur fact page using their research from yesterday.

Maths - follow the link for Wednesday below and you will find a video explanation and worksheet to complete.

Thursday

English - complete the work for years 1 and 2 on the English power point below. Today, your child will be creating their fact page on Dinosaurs using their plan. 

Maths - follow the link for Thursday below and you will find a video explanation and worksheet to complete.

Friday

English - complete the work for years 1 and 2 on the English power point below. Today, your child will be presenting their Dinosaur fact page to someone in the family/recording on an iPad. Remind them to speak clearly and slowly and see what wonderful facts they have found out. 

Maths - follow the link for Friday below and you will find a video explanation and worksheet to complete.

English Power-point Week Beginning 30th March

Maths Work Week Beginning 30th March

Week beginning 23 March 20

Maths - below is the maths for this week. Just to clarify, follow the examples on each slide and the worksheets are on the slides at the end which do not have a coloured border.

 

English - we are focusing on Rainforests this week as a whole school topic. Please see the attached powerpoint below and complete the work for years 1/2 in your home learning books. 

 

Art - use the powerpoint below for some wonderful rainforest themed Art activities that your children can complete at home. 

 

Useful website for Maths support

The following website is really useful to support your child with their learning in Maths. This is the scheme we follow at school for Maths and they have produced some online videos and support for children learning at home. Please check the website to see whether there are useful resources for what your child is learning in Maths each week. 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

English Week Beginning 23rd March - Rainforests

Art Week Beginning 23rd March - Rainforests

Week beginning 16 March 20

Maths

In Maths this week we have been looking at numbers up to 50. The Powerpoint slides show the lesson progression in easy-to-follow steps with the work on the final slides to print out and complete. Extension work is on the 'star challenge' slide. The missing lesson 3 was taught by a supply teacher and was a reinforcement lesson.

English Reading and Writing

In English we have been reading different versions of 'The Sword in The Stone'- the story of how Arthur became King. We have looked at the Usborne book and thought about the four main characters of Sir Hector, Kay, Arthur and Merlin. We are comparing this version with other versions like the Marcia William's graphic novel of 'King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.' By the end of the week we will be drawing our own cartoon version in a story board form with a picture and a couple of sentences below to explain the plot. It might be good to reinforce by watching clips of the Disney film.

Please read any version at home, think about the characters and then create your own story board with coloured pictures in six sections as below:

Epic - Online Reading Platform

As we know it may be difficult to have access to books during Self-Isolation or working from home, we have signed children up to this online reading platform to enable children to access books on either a computer or laptop, iPad or phone. All that your child needs to do to access these is to follow the link below and then enter the class code: bdz8178

 

Once into the platform, they should then select their name and they will be able to access a range of reading resources such as eBooks, audio books and videos. 

As teachers, we are able to set specific texts and quizzes on the books to support children with their understanding of the texts. We can also monitor which children are accessing the texts and completing the assigned books. 

This is a really useful tool to help children to keep finding joy and pleasure in reading during these difficult times.

Some fun simple science that you could do at home with the whole family- check with an adult first before you start making a mess and raiding cupboards!

Useful links

Below you will find a range of useful links that your child can use whilst they are home learning. 

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