Yr 1 Daily Tasks Week Beginning 18 May
Happy fun filled Friday Eagles & Kestrels!
It was looking a bit grey and dreary when I got up this morning so I did a little sun dance to ensure you all have a beautiful sunshiny last day of term. Fingers crossed!!!
For our last storytime together this term I've chosen a really lovely book to share with you all, which I thought would be a fantastic way to celebrate the end of our enquiry 'What grows in my City?' It's called 'The Boy Who Grew Flowers', written by Jen Wojtowicz and illustrated by Steve Adams. It's a beautiful tale about the power of kindness and the value of acceptance. The author dedicated the book to her brother because he showed her that '...what makes us different is what makes us wonderful.'
With this in mind I want you to celebrate your uniqueness today by thinking about the things that make you special. Why not write a story or a poem based on the 'Thought picture' you created earlier in the week?
Don't forget to share your amazing learning with us on Seesaw or via the email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a fantabulous half term, rest, relax, read and rest some more so that you come back rejuvenated and ready to fill your minds with some more incredible learning in June.
Take a look at the Barefoot website which has a dedicated Home Learning page and some interesting activities for plugged and unplugged computing.
Drawing my thoughts.
We are going through strange and unusual times. Everyone is having to do things differently…including you! In years to come when you are older and looking back to the spring of 2020, you might be interested to see what you were thinking. Have a look at the image below …. see what we mean?
1) Draw yourself in a thinking pose looking up OR take a photo. Do what you want.
2) Cut it out if necessary and position it at the bottom of your page.
3) Draw two or more lines ‘spilling out’ upwards from the top of your head.
4) Fill in the space created by the lines with drawings of your thoughts.
It could be a bit like the mindful drawing we did in the autumn, just letting the drawing evolve. Or you might have some definite things you want to include. Here are some ideas: Food, spring flowers, the sunshine we’ve been having, emojis of various emotions, pictures of relatives you are unable to see, things you wish you could do, things you have been doing, rainbows, colours that you want to use that make you feel something be it happy or sad…. and so on.
Enjoy the process of drawing your thoughts and emotions and why not try and get the whole family to make their own ‘drawing my thoughts’ picture.
Why not submit a picture of your picture to our summer exhibition?
Take care and stay safe everyone.
Ms. Sharples and Ms.Bonner
It's time to sing up, sing out, sing loud and sing proud Year 1.
Barefoot books are super and we learnt Up,up,up a while back.
Here it is again to share:
Some other great Barefoot songs are:
Over In The Meadow https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6ljGXMMB-g
If You're Happy and You Know It https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71hqRT9U0wg
Enjoy finding your voice and singing to your heart's content.
Now on to today's lesson. Can you keep a secret? Jigsaw Jo wants to talk to us about keeping secrets. She says sometimes it's fun to keep a secret and surprise a member of your family or a friend on their birthday. These are good secrets because they make people feel happy. There's also another type of secret, but instead of making us happy it can cause us to worry and feel sad. Let Jigsaw Jo guide you through the lesson and see if you can help her answer the questions at the end.
English, Housepoint competition and Zoom
I have read ‘The Lion Inside’ by Rachel Bright in the above video. We will be using this book as a stimulus for English activities this week. Today I would like you to discuss the moral of the story and the following: The mouse overcomes his fears and goes to the lion for help. Can you think of a time when you have overcome your fears? How did you feel? What was the outcome? What advice would you give to others?
Dougal Reading Challenge
The Dougal Reading Challenge continues this week. Last week Ella in Eagles and Otto in Kestrels received a personalised message from Dougal the Dog. Email 10 book tokens to email@example.com to get yourself a reading certificate and to be in with a chance of winning a personalised video message.
We really enjoyed seeing videos of Water Phonics Roulette. There will be another roulette game later this week. Today we would like you to visit phonicsplay.co.uk and play flashcards and Obb and Bob.
This week’s spellings are in the slideshow below. Spend 10 minutes a day practising ahead of Friday’s test. Send your completed tests to firstname.lastname@example.org to get a spelling certificate.
We are going to have a housepoints competition this week. You can earn up to five housepoints for your house (which are Discovery, Endeavour, Adventure and Victory; just in case you have forgotten) each day.
It is up to your parents to decide what you have to do to earn each housepoint. For example it could be one housepoint for maths; one housepoint for writing; one housepoint for enquiry. Or… if you are having a day off from learning it could be one housepoint for tidying your room; one housepoint for setting the table; one housepoint for being nice to your sister for a whole day.
Just simply draw your earned housepoints (remembering to put your house on them) at the end of each day and post them on Seesaw. The house with the most housepoints at the end of the week will get a special prize each which you can pick up from school.
This week’s Zoom catch-up will pit the adults vs the children in a quiz. So bring your thinking caps and something to write on. See Seesaw for meeting details.
Money money money!
Good morning year ones. I hope you enjoyed a super sunny weekend. I did lots of cycling with my family and have very achy legs this morning!
This week we will be focusing on the wonderful world of money!
Today I would like you to spend some time recognising coins. Attached are some activities but of course feel free to explore coins in your own way at home. I’ve also attached a game to play to help with coin identification. There is also a song to watch - you know how much I love to sing! You could also lay out some coins on a tray, close your eyes, ask an adult to remove one and the tell the adult which coin they have removed.
Parents, one of the key concepts today is to help you child understand a larger coin doesn’t necessarily mean a larger value. Also, it’s important to understand two coins don’t necessarily mean 2p e.g. it could be a 5p and 2p and that totals 7p.
Later in the week, I’ll be asking you to set up a shop in your home using toys.
Happy spending year ones!