Friday 24th April 2020
The final Julia Donaldson book we would like you to listen to or read this week is one of Miss Upton's and Miss Potter's favourite books. Miss Upton even dressed up as the main character for World Book Day. Can you guess which book it is?
Today we would like you to listen to or read...
Complete the 'Room on the Broom Quiz' and email us your results. Once you have completed the quiz, try our the 'Room on the Broom wordsearch'.
Today we would like you to join your daily exercise with some spelling practise! Click on the link below to try out some Sporty Spelling. Start off by spelling out your name and putting the exercises to each letter.
U - 10 start jumps
P - 10 hops on right foot
T - 10 sit ups
O - 10 star jumps
N - 10 high kicks
Sporty Spelling Link
It's Big Write Friday! This week you have been thinking about adjectives to describe flowers and plants growing outside. Today we would like you to have a go at writing your own poem about plants and flowers. You can either use the template in the document attached or just make up your own.
- use capital letters, finger spaces and full stops
- include interesting adjectives
- try and include an exclamation sentence at the end
- use cursive writing
Starter - Set yourself a challenge on Top Marks Daily Mental Maths Challenge. Have a competition with your grown up to see if you can beat each others scores!
Log onto MyMaths and complete the tasks that have been set for you.
How do you think we should care for people in the world?
Today we would like you to take some time to think about what matters most. What do you treasure? What matters to you?
Think about the things you treasure and the things that matter to others in the world. Write down 2 things you treasure and 2 things that matter to others.
For example - I treasure my family. It matters that people have a home to live in.
We hope you have lovely weekend!
Miss Upton, Miss Potter, Mrs Shanley, Mrs Hussain and Miss Keylock
Thursday 23rd April 2020
We hope you have enjoyed the Julia Donaldson books so far this week. Which one has been your favourite? Today we would like you to listen to 'The Gruffalo's Child'. Remember, if you have that book at home, have a go at reading it to a grown up.
Once you have listened to or read the story, have a go at creating your own book review. Think about the following questions:
- In your own words, what was the book about?
- Who is the main character? What is he/she like?
- Did you like the book? Why?
- Would you tell other people to read it?
|Mrs Shanley||Mrs Hussain||Miss Potter||Miss Upton|
'Corn for the horse'
'Time for tea'
'Ow my toe'
Today we would like you to start off by writing a list of as many words with the sound you have been practising as possible. You could even have a competition with your grown up to see who can get the most!
Once you have written a list of words with your sound. Log onto Education City and complete the activity with your sound. If you are in Mrs Shanley's or Mrs Hussain's group select the 'phonics screening check' activity and choose the sound you have been practising.
Challenge: Write a silly sentence with a word from your list in it.
This week you have been having a go at coming up with adjectives to describe flowers and even trying to write some exclamation sentences. We have been asking you to do this, so you can have a go at writing your own poem about plants or flowers on Friday. Start off your writing today by reading the WAGOLL (what a good one looks like) poem below.
Colourful flowers stand straight and tall.
Colourful flowers smell like sweet, juicy strawberries.
Colourful flowers attract buzzy bees.
Colourful flowers make me feel happy and cheerful.
I love colourful flowers!
Now it is your turn to write some sentences to answer the following questions about flowers. Use your senses to help you. Remember to use capital letters, finger spaces, full stops, conjunctions and adjectives!
- What do they smell like?
- What do they feel like?
- What do they look like?
- What might you hear near flowers in the garden?
Starter - Watch the counting in 2s video and make sure you join in with the counting! Once you have practised counting in 2s have a go at the connect the dots game. Remember you have to connect the dots by counting in 2s. http://www.hbschool.com/activity/connect_the_dots/
Main Activity - Watch the video on 'Summer Term Week 1 - Lesson 4 - Find a half' before completing the activity. Once you have completed the activity, we would love to see it. Take a picture of your work and send it to us!
Can you create your own music? Click on the BBC Bitesize link below and click on 'Make some noise'. https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/bring-the-noise/eyfs-ks1-music-play-it-bring-the-noise/z4sq92p
Once on this section, first you will need to choose a song. After that it will let you choose sounds and instruments to change the song. When you have finished changing the song and instruments, write a sentence explaining which sounds/instruments you used and what you thought of your finished music.
Wednesday 22nd April 2020
We hope you have enjoyed reading and listening to 'Snail and the Whale' and 'Zog'! Today we would like you to listen to 'The Highway Rat'.
Once you have watched the video or read the story, draw a wanted poster for the Highway Rat.
Think about what he had done to all the other animals and why he might be 'Wanted'. Draw a picture of the Highway Rat and write some sentences about him.
|Mrs Shanley||Mrs Hussain||Miss Potter||Miss Upton|
Find your sound on 'Phonics Play' and play 'Obb and Bob' - read the words and decide if they are real or nonsense words.
Go outside and look at the flower that you drew on Monday. Think about the adjectives that you thought of. Can you think of any more? Add them to your list. Once you have thought of lots of adjectives about your plant, we would like you to write them in a sentence. Write 3 sentences using capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. Don't forget to include some of your fantastic adjectives!
Challenge: Write a sentence using adjectives and an exclamation mark.
Starter - Log on to Education City and complete the 'Number Bonds' activity that has been set for you.
Main Activity - Watch the video on 'Summer Term Week 1 - Lesson 3 - Make Equal Groups' before completing the activity. Once you have completed the activity, we would love to see it. Take a picture of your work and send it to us!
This half term we are looking at Carolyn Murphy, who is an artist from Manchester. Today, we would like you to look at some of her artwork and write sentences about what you like and dislike about her work.
You can see some of her artwork on her website - https://carolynmurphy.co.uk/gallery/
Think about the questions below to help you with your sentences:
1. Do you like the colours that she uses?
2. Does she always use paint?
3. How do you feel when you look at Carolyn's work?
Tuesday 21st April 2020
Carrying on our Julia Donaldson week, we would like you to read 'Zog'.
If you have the book, have a go at reading the story with your grown up. If you do not, please watch the video before answering the questions below.
1. Who was Madame Dragon?
2. Who was the biggest dragon?
3. What did Zog want to win?
4. What will the dragons be when they are fully grown?
Well done for completing the phonics task that we set you yesterday! Today we would like you to practise a new sound of the week. Look at the table below to see what your sound is!
We would like you to choose your sound on Espresso and complete an activity of your choice.
Mrs Shanley and Mrs Hussain's groups - please click on 'Polly's Phonics'
Miss Potter and Miss Upton's groups - please click on 'Ash's Phonics'
Please refer to the log in sheet that was sent home to log on to Espresso
Remember to sound out the words if you are struggling to read them.
This week, we are writing a poem about plants and using adjectives to describe them. Today, we would like you to think about exclamation marks and why we use them. Read the WAGOLL and the powerpoint below. Once you have done this, we would like you to write a sentence about plants and include an exclamation mark.
Starter - Play a game of 'Hit the Button' and practise your doubles - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button
Main Activity - Follow on from yesterday's activity and complete 'White Rose Summer Term - Week 1 - Lesson 2 - Making Groups' - https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/
Watch the video and complete the activity.
For computing this half term, we are looking at our typing skills. Before you start to look at typing, we would like you to watch this short E-safety video to remind you how you can be safe online.
Once you have watched the e-safety video, log on to purple mash and complete the typing activity that has been set for you.
If you have any questions or would like to send us your amazing work, email us at
Monday 20th April 2020
This week we are going to have a Julia Donaldson themed week in reading.
Click on the link and watch the video for the story 'The Snail and the Whale'. If you have the book at home, have a go at reading the story to a grown up. Once you have watched/read the story answer the questions below.
1. What does the Snail want to do?
2. What does the message say that the Snail leaves on the rock?
3. Where did the Snail and the Whale go first on their adventure?
4. What happened to the Whale on the beach? How do you think the Snail felt and why?
5. What does the Snail do to help save the Whale?
Today we would like you to complete a phonics activity on Education City so we can see how you are getting on with the sounds you have been practising. Look at the table below to see which task you need to complete.
|Miss Upton||Miss Potter||Mrs Shanley||Mrs Hussain|
Stig’s Spelling Adventure & Model Land 2
Stig’s Spelling Adventure & Model Land 2
|Damp Tent||Toy Box|
Go outside and look at the flowers you can see. If you can't find any flowers watch the video to see lots of different flowers that you can find in the UK https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUyxCP5Rvco .
Choose one of the flowers to draw and colour in. Once you have drawn your flower, write as many adjectives around it as you can think of. If you run out of ideas ask your grown up for help. Think of the shape of the flower, the colour and the different parts you can see.
Starter - Follow the link and practise counting in 2s. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvTcpfSnOMQ
Main Activity - Go onto 'White Rose' and complete the Summer Term, Week 1 lesson - Make Doubles. Watch the video and have a go at the activity. Once you have completed it, send us a picture of the work you have done.
We are going to be learning all about 'Plants' in Science this half term. To start with, Miss Upton and Miss Potter would love to find out what you already know about plants. On a piece of paper, we would like you to create a mindmap of all the things you already know about them. Look at the picture below to see what a mind-map looks like.
Watch the following clips to find out about what plants need to grow and then have a go at the quiz.
When you have finished your mindmap, take a picture of it and send it to Y1@mostonlane.manchester.sch.uk