Yr 1 Daily Tasks Week Beginning 18 May

Well done Year One!
 
We just want to say how incredibly proud we are of you all for continuing to persevere with your learning at home. Your creativity and imaginative ways of demonstrating your individual learning journeys has blown our minds!!!
 
We've all been down in that learning pit at some point, even us teachers, rummaging around at the bottom trying to find a way out. It might be because of a tricky maths problem or that you can't find the right adjective to put in your sentence. It could be that particular digraph which you can pronounce two different ways! What is that about? Or you might be struggling with those new spellings. Whatever the problem is, there will always be a way to solve it.
 
You just have to stop, take a breath, take a break, think about it again, ask for help, use resources....... whatever you choose to do is absolutely fine. 
 
Continue to be resilient and try again. Continue to be innovative in your approach, because looking at things from a different angle can sometimes help. Continue to ask for help when you need it because sharing ideas is a great way to learn. Continue to be your excellent selves and always take pride in what you do. 
 
                       Continue to inspire one another each and every day.
 
                 Mrs Flook, Mr McIntyre, Mrs Howells, Mrs Cooke, Mrs Wade,
                                    Miss Slotwinska & Miss Pemberton
Home learning for Friday, May 22nd
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Maths - 22nd May 2020
Morning everyone! It's Friday! 
You've worked very hard exploring money this week. Today, have a look through the slideshow attached and talk about the questions with an adult. You don't have to print it out, just discussing each question is fine. Perhaps you could pretend to be the teacher and explain how to answer each question to your parents. I've also attached a fun exercise activity for you spell your name and count the exercises! 
Have a great bank holiday everyone. 
Mrs Howells 
English
 
Your challenge today is to think of a message to make your classmates smile. It could be a letter, a funny video, a poem, a story, a picture, it is up to you. Post it on Seesaw then I would like you to write a comment underneath your friends messages. Your extra challenge is for you to type the message yourself. Have fun and be creative.
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Storytime with Mrs Flook - Friday 22nd 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: staff@hillcrest.bristol.sch.uk

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.

Mrs Flook

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Home learning for Thursday, May 21st
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Maths - Thursday 20th May
Good morning folks! 
Hope you enjoyed creating and playing shops yesterday. If you didn't get chance to set up a shop, have a go today. It's a great way to practice using money, recognising coins and understanding change. Or, if you prefer have a look at the activities below. There's a presentation to work through, a coin sorting activity and a worksheet about recognising change when you shop. One of the sheets contains a challenge to design your own coin or note! I'd love to see what you come up with. 
Whatever you decide to do today, have fun, and happy shopping! 
Mrs Howells 
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Enquiry Monday 21st May
What an extraordinary journey of discovery this Enquiry has been Year 1!
We started by asking a question, 'Can I grow a seed in a bag without soil?'... and it feels like we've been on a roller coaster ride to find the answer. We've been up and down and we've looped the loop. We have grown our own plants from seeds and have learned so many new things about plants that we could probably write a book about it.
 
We've had so much fun being scientists, artists, authors, even mathematicians at times and today we are being engineers. You will need your thinking caps on as the task and challenge will involve designing, planning and evaluating.
 
This is a great opportunity to earn some more house points and we look forward to seeing pictures of your learning on Seesaw or via email at staff@hillcrest.bristol.sch.uk
Home learning for Wednesday, May 20th
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COMPUTING: Wednesday 20th May
What a wonderful Wednesday today is going to be Year 1, I can feel it in my bones.
Time to earn yourselves some more of those illustrious house points by learning new skills, applying what you already know and having lots of fun along the way.

Take a look at the Barefoot website which has a dedicated Home Learning page and some interesting activities for plugged and unplugged computing.

https://www.barefootcomputing.org/homelearning

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WE ARE ARTISTS. Wednesday 20th May
Can you see what I’m thinking?

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

 

WE ARE MUSICIANS: Wednesday 20th May

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:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lrd0TiER_J0

 

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.

Mrs Price.

Home learning for Tuesday, May 19th
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Maths 19th May
Show me the money! 
Good morning everyone. Today I would like you to continue exploring money. If you have some coins at home, have a look at them and try to identify the value of each coin. Then have a look at the power point attached below and have a go at the worksheets provided. You don't have to print these; you can draw the spider diagrams or simply discuss ways to make the amounts stated. Or you could even create a video to show me ways you can make 10 pence, 12 pence etc.  
Happy Spending! 
Mrs Howells 
 
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SPESCH Tuesday 19th May
Happy sunshiny morning to you Year 1! We were all very happy to see so many house points awarded yesterday for all the amazing tasks you completed, and it was only day one. What a brilliant start to our last week of term. Keep flying high Eagles and Kestrels!

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.
 
Please email Mrs Flook with any questions or queries and don't forget to share your learning on Seesaw or via email staff@hillcrest.bristol.sch.uk
Home learning for Monday, May 18th
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English, Housepoint competition and Zoom

Reading
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 hillcrestphonics@yahoo.com to get yourself a reading certificate and to be in with a chance of winning a personalised video message.

Phonics
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.

Spelling
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 hillcrestphonics@yahoo.com to get a spelling certificate.

Housepoint competition
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.

Zoom catch-up
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.

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Enquiry  Monday 18th May
Morning you delightful bunch! We hope you had a fun filled weekend and managed to give your brains a rest after all the amazing learning you did last week?
 
We have learnt so many interesting new things during this term's Enquiry: the parts of a plant, the life cycle of plants, names of plants, flowers and trees, the difference between fruits and vegetables, the list goes on and on.
 
In today's lesson we will look at different farming techniques and decide whether it's better to build a farm in a rural or urban area. Let the pfd guide you through the lesson, answer and ask questions as you go and you'll be ready to complete the task at the end.
 
We look forward to seeing your pictures on Seesaw or via email at staff@hillcrest.bristol.sch.uk
Maths 18th May
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!
Mrs Howells 
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Maths - 22nd May 2020
Morning everyone! It's Friday! 
You've worked very hard exploring money this week. Today, have a look through the slideshow attached and talk about the questions with an adult. You don't have to print it out, just discussing each question is fine. Perhaps you could pretend to be the teacher and explain how to answer each question to your parents. I've also attached a fun exercise activity for you spell your name and count the exercises! 
Have a great bank holiday everyone. 
Mrs Howells