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Tuesday 21st July 2020

Today's blog has been written by Miss Copley and you can find it here.

Monday 20th July 2020

Happy Monday! The last Monday of the 2020 school year, and what a school year it's been. We have three days of fun activities lined up for you to take us through the last days of Term 6.

 

To begin, listen to the story Grendel a Cautionary tale about Chocolate. Then look at the activities below the video and choose something/s you would like to do.

 

David Lucas reads Grendel

Things you could do:

  • draw a heart and write down all the things you love
  • make a ‘Me Box’ and put things from home that you love in the box
  • write about your own 3 wishes – what would you wish for? Write your wishes on a star. Was Grendel’s wish a good one? Why or why not?
  • make a cave den at home
  • write a letter to Grendel saying why you think his wish was a good wish or not a good wish and what would be a better wish

 

Watch how David Lucas draws Grendel. Can you draw the monster or create your own monster?

You could:

  • write a Chocolate poem – look at Michael Rosen’s poem to give you some ideas

  • make chocolate playdough and make your own box of chocolates

Recipe:   

2 cups plain flour (all purpose)

1 cup salt

1/2 cup cocoa powder

2 tbsps vegetable oil

2 tbsps cream of tartar

2 cups of boiling water

4 drops of glycerine (optional extra for increased shine and stretch)

Method:

Combine all of the dry ingredients in a bowl

Stir in the vegetable oil

Mix together

Stir in the boiling water (adult only) and mix until combined

When it has cooled a little, knead it on a clean surface until it loses all stickiness and becomes smooth and stretchy. No residue should come off on your fingers. If it is still sticky add a little more flour, if too dry and

crumbly add more water, a tablespoon at a time.

  • design your own chocolate world. Look at the clip from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to give you ideas

Whatever you choose to do, I hope you enjoy doing it.  And of course, I would love to see what you get up to so please ask your adult to email photos of your marvellously, chocolatey creations to swifts@archbishopcourtenay.kent.sch.uk.

Have a great day.

Friday 17th July

Good morning everyone!

Happy Friday and welcome to the last Friday blog post for this year! Well done on sticking with us throughout this term and sending in your fantastic pieces of work! You have worked extra hard and deserve the rest during the summer holidays. All your teachers and class helpers at ABC are so, so proud of what you have achieved and we are all looking forward to being together again in September. Next week, ABC is open to welcome you and your parents to meet your teacher and teaching assistant for next year and to find out what will be happening in Term 1 of the new school year.

The timetable for each class is as follows and to ensure safety and social distancing, groups will come in at different times:

 9-10am / 11-12pm

 

 9.15 - 10.15am / 11.15-12.15pm

 

 9.30am - 10.30am / 11.30am - 12.30pm

 

It will be lovely to see you all before the summer. 

 

As usual the weekly Kahoot Quiz is now live and will be until 3PM. Enter the game pin 03539586 . Write your first name, the initial of your surname and then your class so we can tell who is the winner. Good Luck! Click on the image below to be directed.

                                                        

Let's get started on today's learning.

                                       

We are really looking forward to 'September'.

                                      

Phonics

                           

                    

Your Year 1 phonics lesson starts at 10:30 this morning, these are the sounds we would be doing together if we were in school. There is a lesson at 10 o'clock if you would like to revise and practice sounds you have already done and a lesson at 11:00 if you are working on blending your sounds to read words.

 

 

Spellings

As it's Friday, as usual it's spelling test day. Your adult can read you the word and you can then write id down. This weeks spellings are doesn't, shouldn't, mustn't, weren't, basketball, rainbow, butterfly, bathroom

English

 

The Eagle that was Scared of Heights!

 

Read through your story. Read it to someone! Think about what parts you could improve: look again at your descriptions and your sentences and speech. Check the order of your story makes sense and that there is a clear beginning, middle and end. Write up your story in your neatest handwriting and illustrate some important parts of the story. Make a cover with the title and your name. You can use bubble writing!

Maths

 

Watch the videos by clicking on the images to remind yourself how to set out division answers and to make it easier to solve. Then try the questions below. There are two ways to divide shown here-watch both and decide which is easiest for you!

 

                   

 

Science

 

BUILD A BUG HABITAT!

 

                                                                

 

All creatures need a little help from us and this a great way you can make sure that the insects like bees have a place to live. Remember food chains? Insects are an important part of the food chain for other larger animals like birds and they are very good for plants-bees help pollinate plants which means that some plants need bees to make seeds to grow more flowers! Imagine a world with no colorful flowers! Thank you bees and all the insects in our gardens and parks, forests and woods! When you’ve made your bug house, check it to see which insects are using it. Make drawings of the insects and label them. How many can you get to stay at your bug hotel? Click the video to see how to make one. Make a few!

Well done on your hard work today. If you would like to join us in our daily prayer and worship session you can click on the image below to be directed to our Christian Distinctiveness Page.

 

 

Again we would like to congratulate you all on your hard work this term. If you would like to send in any images of work or email us a message please do at the usual address swifts@archbishopcourtenay.kent.sch.uk.

 

Have a fantastic summer, rest and stay safe!

 

Mrs Bourdillon, Mrs Jewell, Mr Hazelby, Mrs Barnes, Mrs Salisbury and Mrs Finn.   

                   

Thursday 16th July

 

Good morning everyone!

 

How are you all? We are all very busy here in school preparing and making sure everything is ready for your return to school in September. We really are missing you all and are looking forward to seeing you all after the summer. But before that we have our usual learning to do today. We are writing about the 'The Eagle that was Scared of Heights' in English following on from yesterday. In Maths we are looking at multiplication and this afternoon in Geography we will be looking at finding our way using maps. 

 

                                          

 

'Beep Beep' I'm a sheep!!

 

                                                  

 

Phonics

 

                            

                            

 

Your Year 1 phonics lesson starts at 10:30 this morning, these are the sounds we would be doing together if we were in school. There is a lesson at 10 o'clock if you would like to revise and practice sounds you have already done and a lesson at 11:00 if you are working on blending your sounds to read words.

 

Spellings

 

Take a look at the film below to remind you of contraction words and then write at least ten of your own. 

 

                                       

 

Yesterday you chose an activity to practice your spellings, today choose a different way from the list to practice to today. Your words this week are doesn't, shouldn't, mustn't, weren't, basketball, rainbow, butterfly and bathroom.

 

                                         

 

English

 

Yesterday you were given the heading 'The Eagle That Was Scared Of Heights' and you were asked to complete a story board with ideas for your own story. Today we would like you to write your story. Put in as much detail as you can and let your imagination flow. You can use the word mats below to help you. Remember to check your punctuation and try and think of different ways to start your sentences.

 

  

Maths

 

We are looking at multiplication today. Watch the film below by clicking on the image to refresh your minds.

 

                                              

 

Have a go at the challenges below.

Geography

 

MAP READING!  CAN YOU FIND YOUR WAY?

 

Look at the grid map below and identify the things you see and where they are on the grid. Think about the directions: north, south, east and west, left and right, straight on.

Look at the sentences and read them carefully. Copy them out and fill in the missing information using the positions of the things on the grid map.

Extra: Why not make your own grid map and write some sentences for directions and positions to challenge someone at home?

 

 

Well done, we hope you have enjoyed your learning day today. End your day with a reading session with your adults. If you would like to join us in our prayer and worship session you can click on the image below to be directed to our Christian Distinctiveness Page. 

 

 

Enjoy the rest of your day, see you back here tomorrow for another packed day of learning.

 

Mrs Bourdillon, Mrs Jewell  and Mrs Barnes 

Wednesday 15th July 

 

Good morning everyone!

 

Yesterday you edited and wrote a story board about the book 'How to be a lion'. Today in English you are going to be thinking about another story; a story of your own. We are looking at subtraction in Maths and then looking at the 'blue' activities of the 'Rainbow Challenge' for our P.E lesson this afternoon. Let's get started.

 

                                            

 

We are waking ourselves up with 'Micky' today.

 

                                                     

 

Phonics

                           

                           

 

Your Year 1 phonics lesson starts at 10:30 this morning, these are the sounds we would be doing together if we were in school. There is a lesson at 10 o'clock if you would like to revise and practice sounds you have already done and a lesson at 11:00 if you are working on blending your sounds to read words.

 

Spellings

 

We have been looking at compound words, can you make a list of compound words? Watch the film below by clicking on the image to remind you.

 

                                         

 

Your spellings this week are doesn't, shouldn't, mustn't, weren't, basketball, rainbow, butterfly and bathroom. Practice your spellings today by choosing one of the activities below.

 

                                   

 

 

 

 

 

English

 

Today we are going to think about a story of our own. We would like you to use the story heading below to create an imaginative piece of writing that is completely your own. Create a storyboard first to help you plan your writing. You can use your storyboard in stages such as one box for your main character, the second box for who else is in your story, the third box what the story is about and so on. You can click on the link below to print a blank storyboard or you can make your own. Your heading is ............................

 

                                      'The Eagle That Was Scared Of Heights'

 

Maths

 

Today we are taking a look at subtraction. Watch the film below to refresh your minds by clicking on the image.

 

                                 

 

Have a go at the activities below.

P.E

Have a go at the activities below and complete as many as you can. Don't forget to color in your rainbow chart.

 

Great job today, well done. End your day with a reading session with your adult, maybe you can take turns with your adult in reading a page in. If you would like to join us in our daily prayer and worship session you can be directed to the page by clicking on the image below.

 

 

Enjoy the rest of your day and we will see you back here tomorrow.

 

Mrs Bourdillon, Mrs Jewell and Mrs Barnes 

Tuesday 14th July

 

Good morning everyone!

 

Today in English we will be editing our work from yesterday. We are looking at addition in Maths and completing the next 'Art Builders' toolkit in Art, so make sure you have your arty fingers at the ready. Let's get started.

 

                                     

 

We are waking our minds and our muscles this morning with 'The hungry caterpillar'.

 

                                   

 

Phonics

 

                        

                        

 

Your Year 1 phonics lesson starts at 10:30 this morning, these are the sounds we would be doing together if we were in school. There is a lesson at 10 o'clock if you would like to revise and practice sounds you have already done and a lesson at 11:00 if you are working on blending your sounds to read words.

 

Spellings

 

Yesterday we looked at compound words, today we are looking at contractions. Click on the image below to learn all about them.

 

                                  

 

Can you write today's spellings in a sentence. Your words are doesn't, shouldn't, mustn't, weren't, basketball, rainbow, butterfly and bathroom. The first one has been done for you.

                                             

                                                   The shelf doesn't need to be that high.

 

 

English

 

Yesterday we re-wrote the story of 'How to be a Lion' and sequenced the pictures in order. Today we would like you to have another look at what you wrote and edit your work. Can you change some words for more exciting words? Can you add adjectives? Can you add illustrations and put your writing in the form of a story board. There is an example of a storyboard below for you to look at. There is also a word mat below to help you.

 

            

Maths

 

Today we are looking at addition. We have been looking at various Maths techniques over the last few weeks. Today we are looking again at addition. Have a look at the film by clicking on the image below to have a brief refresher.

 

                                   

 

Have a go at the challenges below.

Art

 

Today we are looking at the next toolkit for the 'Art Builders' project. Click on the image below to find out more.

 

                             

 

Don't forget to send in your creations to school so they can be featured in the final film.

Well done, you have worked hard today. End your day with a reading session with your adult. Send in your work to the usual email, you never know they may be featured in this weeks newsletter. If you would like to join us in our daily prayer and worship session you can click on the image below.

 

 

Enjoy the rest of your day and we will see you here tomorrow for another packed day.

 

Mrs Bourdillon, Mrs Jewell and Mrs Barnes 

 

 

Monday 13th July

 

Good morning everyone, welcome to Monday

 

We hope you have had a restful weekend and are ready for a packed week of learning. We are continuing with our book 'How to be a Lion' in English. In Maths we are looking again at all the things we have been learning over the last few weeks. We are continuing to look at the Jewish faith and we are finishing our P.E with the 'Active Rainbow' challenges. In Art we have the next toolkit for the 'Art Builders' project. Before we start our day the winners of last weeks 'Kahoot' quiz were Mrs Martin and Makisa from Goldfinches! Well done to those and to everyone who participated.

 

Let's get started in our usual way.

 

                                             

 

We are waking up with the 'Crocodile' rocks.

 

                                   

 

Phonics

                         

                         

 

Your Year 1 phonics lesson starts at 10:30 this morning, these are the sounds we would be doing together if we were in school. There is a lesson at 10 o'clock if you would like to revise and practice sounds you have already done and a lesson at 11:00 if you are working on blending your sounds to read words.

 

Spellings

We are continuing to learn about compound words and contractions. Click on the image below to learn more.

 

                                     

 

This weeks spellings are doesn't, shouldn't, mustn't, weren't, basketball, rainbow butterfly and bathroom.

 

 

English

 

Oh no,  the pictures have been mixed up! Can you rearrange them to the correct order and rewrite the story in your own words. Click on the image below to hear the story again.

 

                                  

 

 

Maths

 

Today we are looking at block diagrams. Click on the image below to learn all about them.

 

                                 

 

Have a go at the year 2 challenges below.

R.E

 

 

Open the presentation to see important objects and people of the Jewish faith. Make sure the powerpoint is set to powerpoint show from the menu. Click on each pictures to get information about what Jews believe.

 

You have worked hard today, well done! Don't forget to send your work to the usual email address swifts@archbishop.kent.sch.uk. End your day with a reading session with your adult. If you would like to join us in our daily prayer, click on the image below to be directed to the prayer and worship page.

 

 

Enjoy the rest of your day and we will see you here tomorrow.

 

Mrs Bourdillon, Mrs Jewell and Mrs Barnes 

Friday 10th July

 

Good morning everyone. Happy Friday!

 

Welcome to the last day of our learning week and what a busy week it has been. Today we are going to be creating our own character in English and drawing an image of them. In Maths we are continuing to look at pictograms. In science we are looking at animal habitats and turning those habitats into a diorama. Before that we have our usual Friday 'Kahoot Quiz' and the final challenge in our 'Virtual Sports Week'. Click on the image below to find out the last challenge.

 

                                        

 

The weekly Kahoot Quiz is now live and will be until 3PM. Enter the game pin  02636026. Write your first name, the initial of your surname and then your class so we can tell who is the winner. Good Luck! Click on the image below to be directed.

 

 

                                                      

 

Let's start our day in the usual way. 

 

                                            

 

Staying with the octopus this morning to wake our bodies and our minds.

 

                                          

 

Phonics

                             

                             

 

Your Year 1 phonics lesson starts at 10:30 this morning, these are the sounds we would be doing together if we were in school. There is a lesson at 10 o'clock if you would like to revise and practice sounds you have already done and a lesson at 11:00 if you are working on blending your sounds to read words.

 

Spellings

 

As normal, Friday is spelling test day. Your adult will read you the word and you then write it down. Your words are can't, doesn't, don't, you're, sunflower, superman, newspaper, timeline, and dragonfly.

 

English

 

We have been looking at the characters Leonard and Marianne in the story 'How to be a Lion'. We have looked at their feelings and all the things that make them who they are. It's your turn to create your own character. Design a character in any form, either animal or human. Give them features and then label them to express there personality and character. You could give them big bushy eyebrows and a blue nose, it's completely up to you. Give them a personality that you would find friendly. You could base your character on a friend you all ready have. They could be very caring and helpful. They could have a special talent, the choice is yours. Send in your creations to the usual address, we are really looking forward to meeting them!

Maths

 

We have been looking at different ways to show data. Have a look at the film below by clicking on the image to learn more.

 

                                

 

Have a go at the following year 2 challenges.

 

 

Science

 

Build a diorama of a habitat! Watch the video by clicking on the image and use the ideas to build a habitat for one of the animals you have learnt about this term or one that you particularly like.

 

 

 

                                       

 

              

Well done! You have all worked very hard this week and we are so impressed with each of you. End your day with a reading session and don't forget to send in your work to the usual email address. If you would like to join  us in our daily prayer and worship session you can click on the image below.

 

 

Have a great weekend and rest well. We will see you back here on Monday for another packed week.

 

Mrs Bourdillon, Mrs Jewell and Mrs Barnes  

Thursday 9th July

 

Good morning and welcome to Thursday!

 

Wow, this week is flying past! Today we will be writing a book review for 'How to be a Lion' in our English lesson, so get thinking about the story and the things you particularly like. In Maths we have been looking at tally charts and pictograms so today you will be drawing pictograms. In Geography we are following on from last week and taking another look at endangered animals. Before that we have the ninth challenge for our 'Virtual Sports Week'. Click on the image below to find the details. Don't forget to send in your videos to collect your house points, YOUR HOUSE TEAM NEEDS YOU!!

 

                                     

 

Let's make a start on our filled day of learning.

 

                                     

 

Staying with the pirates in today's yoga session.

 

                                                       

 

Phonics

 

                             

                             

Your Year 1 phonics lesson starts at 10:30 this morning, these are the sounds we would be doing together if we were in school. There is a lesson at 10 o'clock if you would like to revise and practice sounds you have already done and a lesson at 11:00 if you are working on blending your sounds to read words.

 

Spellings

 

We have been learning about contractions and compound words. Other than this weeks spellings can you think of a least five words that are either a contraction or a compound word. Watch the film below by clicking on the image to help you.

 

                              

 

This weeks spelling words are can't, doesn't, don't, you're, sunflower, newspaper, timeline and dragonfly.

 

English

 

Today we would like you to listen to the story again and then write a book review. Look at the language used in the story. There are examples below and also a printable version if you would like to print one out. Would you recommend this book to others? Did you enjoy the story? Do you like the illustrations in the story? Do you like the rhyming words? Maybe you could include some rhyming words in your review. Include all your thoughts, good or bad. Click on the image below to hear the story.

 

                                  

 

 

        

Here is a word mat to help you.

                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                          

 

 

Maths

 

We have been looking at pictograms this week. Have a go at the challenges below. You can look back at your work from this week to help you. You can also watch the film below by clicking on the image to help you.

 

                                        

 

Geography

 

Last week we looked at extinct and endangered animals. Watch the film below by clicking on the image.

 

                             

 

Chose an animal and design a poster showing why this animal is endangered and how we can help save them from extinction. Make your poster bright, bold and colorful. Send in your pictures to the usual address so we can add them to our class galleries.

You have worked really hard today, well done! Have a rest by having a small reading session with your adult. If you would like to join us in our prayer and worship time you can click on the image below.

 

 

Send in the pictures of your work to swifts@archbishopcourtenay.kent.sch.uk, you never know they maybe featured in this weeks school newsletter!

 

Enjoy the rest of your day and have plenty of rest. We will see you back here tomorrow.

 

Mrs Bourdillon, Mrs Jewell and Mrs Barnes 

Wednesday 8th July

 

Good morning everyone!

 

We have a full day ahead of us today. We are looking at our own friends today in English. In Maths we are looking again at pictograms and this afternoon we will be completing some of the green activities of the 'Rainbow Challenge'. Before that we have today's 'Virtual Sports Week' challenge. Click on the image below to find out what the challenge is today.

 

                                      

 

Let's get started in our usual way.

 

                                              

 

We are waking our minds and our muscles this morning with 'Super Yoga'.

 

                                     

 

Phonics

 

                           

                           

Your Year 1 phonics lesson starts at 10:30 this morning, these are the sounds we would be doing together if we were in school. There is a lesson at 10 o'clock if you would like to revise and practice sounds you have already done and a lesson at 11:00 if you are working on blending your sounds to read words.

 

Spellings

 

Continuing our learning of contractions and compound words, click on the image below to learn more.

 

                            

 

Practice your spellings today with the roll a rainbow game. 

 

Your spellings are can't, doesn't, you're, sunflower, superman, newspaper, timeline and dragonfly.

 

 

 

 

 

English

 

In the story 'How to be a Lion' Leonard and Marianne became great friends. They played together, watched the stars together and wrote fantastic poems together. Think about your friends and what you do together. Write about your friendship, tell us how you met, what things you both like and what you both like to do together. Do they make you laugh? Do they cheer you up when you are sad? You can draw a picture of you both doing something you enjoy. Send in your work to the usual email address, we really do look forward to seeing your fantastic work.

 

                                                         

 

Maths

 

We have been learning about pictograms this week. You have completed some great activities including some year 2 challenges. Watch the film below to learn more by clicking on the image.

 

                                       

 

Have a go at the year 2 challenges below.

P.E

 

Today we are looking at the green activities of the 'Rainbow Challenge'. Complete as many as you can and remember to color your rainbow.

 

                                     

 

                          

You have all worked hard today, well done! If you would like to join us in prayer and worship you can click on the image below.

 

 

Make sure you have a reading session with your adult and we will see you back here tomorrow. Enjoy the rest of your day.

 

Mrs Bourdillon, Mrs Jewell and Mrs Barnes 

 

 

Tuesday 7th July

 

Good morning everyone. Happy Tuesday!

 

We have another fun day of learning today. We are continuing with our book 'How to be a Lion', then in maths we will be looking at pictograms. This afternoon we have our next installment of the 'Art Builders Project' so make sure you have have your arty fingers ready.

 

Before all of that we have the 7th challenge in our 'Virtual Sports Day' Click on the image below to discover today's challenge.

 

                                                                            

Let's get started with our day in the usual way.

 

                                           

 

We are waking up with the 'Lions' this morning.

 

                                       

 

Phonics

 

                           

                           

 

Your Year 1 phonics lesson starts at 10:30 this morning, these are the sounds we would be doing together if we were in school. There is a lesson at 10 o'clock if you would like to revise and practice sounds you have already done and a lesson at 11:00 if you are working on blending your sounds to read words.

 

Spellings

 

Yesterday we looked at contractions, today we are looking at compound words. Watch the film below by clicking on the image to learn more.

 

                                 

 

Can you practice your spellings today by writing sentences that contain your words. This weeks words are can't, doesn't, don't, you're, sunflower, superman, newspaper, timeline, dragonfly. The first sentence has been done for you.

                                              I can't wait until the party on Saturday!

 

                       

 

English

 

We are looking at 'Marianne' today. Listen to the story again taking particular notice of when Leonard met Marianne. Click on the image below to listen to the story.

 

                                 

 

We would like you to write about Marianne and when she met Leonard from her point of view. Imagine you are Marianne and you are explaining your first meeting with Leonard to a friend. You could write this in a diary entry form or even a letter. How did Marianne feel when she first met him and how did her feelings change as the story goes on.

Maths

 

We are looking at pictograms today. We have worked on graphs, tally charts and lots of other ways to show data. A pictogram is another way you could show data you have collected. Watch the film below to learn more.

 

                                     

 

Now you have learnt what a pictogram is and how we record information, have a go at the activities below.

Art

We have our next installment for the'Art Builders Project'. Click on the image below to find out what we are doing today.

 

                                     

Don't forget to send in your work to school to enter your work to the film. Below is a link to look at and print off if you require.

Well done, what a fun day that was! End your day with a reading session with your adult. Send in your images of your work to the usual address swifts@archbishopcourtenay.kent.sch.uk. If you would like to join us in prayer and worship click on the image below.

 

 

Enjoy the rest of your day, see you back here tomorrow.

 

Mrs Bourdillon, Mrs Jewell and Mrs Barnes.  

Monday 6th July

 

Good morning everyone! 

 

How was your weekend? We would love to hear all about the things you've been doing.

 

Before we start our day, the Kahoot winners from Friday were Filip Z and Mrs Evans! Congratulations to them both and a big well done to all those who took part.

 

The 6th challenge is now live for you to complete. Click on the image below to find out more.

 

                                   

 

We have a busy week ahead of us. This includes the next step for the 'Art Builders Project', continuing with our 'Virtual Sports Day' challenges, continuing to look at the book 'How to be a Lion' by Ed Vere and looking at tally charts and pictograms in maths. Let's get started.

 

                                     

 

Everybody dance now!

 

                                       

 

Phonics

 

                           

                           

 

Your Year 1 phonics lesson starts at 10:30 this morning, these are the sounds we would be doing together if we were in school. There is a lesson at 10 o'clock if you would like to revise and practice sounds you have already done and a lesson at 11:00 if you are working on blending your sounds to read words.

 

Spelling

We are looking at contractions and compound words this week. Watch the short film below by clicking on the image to learn all about contractions. 

 

                                 

 

Your spellings this week are can't, doesn't, you're, sunflower, superman, newspaper, timeline, dragonfly.

English

 

We are looking at the differences between Leonard the lion and a real lion. Take a look at the images below. What things are similar? What things are different? Look back over the last few weeks and think about all the things that we have learnt about lions. Write a description comparing them with each other listing all the differences and all the similarities. You could also draw the two different lions to show the differences. Which lion would you like to meet? I know who I'd rather meet!

 

      

Maths

 

Today we are looking at tally charts. Watch the film below by clicking on the image to learn more.

 

                                                  

 

Now you have watched the lesson have a go at the Year 2 Challenges below.

Religious Education

 

We have been looking at 'Shabbat' and how Jewish people celebrate this. Today we are looking at how 'shabbat' is celebrated at home. Watch the films by clicking on the images.

 

                                  

 

                                  

 

Write a story board showing from start to finish about 'Shabbat' including all the things that you have learnt.

Well done! You have have completed some tricky work today. End your day with a reading session with your adult. What have you been reading? Send us in the books you have read and enjoyed, maybe you would like to share a book with others that you think they would enjoy.

 

If you would like to join us in our daily prayer click on the image below to be directed to our Christian Distinctiveness Page.

 

 

Please send in the work you have been completing so we can can celebrate your achievements in the class gallery and maybe they will be featured in the weekly newsletter. You can send them in to the class email which is Swifts@archbishopcourtenay.kent.sch.uk.

 

Enjoy the rest of your day and we will see you back here tomorrow for another packed day including the next 'Art Builders Project'.

 

Mrs Bourdillon, Mrs Jewell and Mrs Barnes  

 

Friday 3rd July

 

Good morning everyone, happy Friday!!

 

What a busy week we have had. The weekly Kahoot Quiz is now live and will be until 3PM. Enter the game pin 08562681. Write your first name, the initial of your surname and then your class so we can tell who is the winner. Good Luck! Click on the image below to be directed.

 

                                                 

 

Also we have the next challenge in our 'Virtual Sports Week'. Click on the image below to take part. Remember to send in a video of you completing the challenge so your house points can be added.

 

                             

 

                        

 

Moving on to today's learning. We are looking at 'Duck' in our book 'How to be a Lion'. We are investigating and solving money problems in our maths session and this afternoon we will be taking a look at 'food chains'. Let's get stuck in.

 

                                   

 

We are celebrating the arrival of the weekend this morning.

 

                                                   

 

Phonics

 

                          

                          

 

Your Year 1 phonics lesson starts at 10:30 this morning, these are the sounds we would be doing together if we were in school. There is a lesson at 10 o'clock if you would like to revise and practice sounds you have already done and a lesson at 11:00 if you are working on blending your sounds to read words.

 

Spellings

 

As it's Friday we have our weekly spelling test. Just like we do at school, your adult will read the word and you need to write it down. This weeks words are unhappy, unload, unfair, unlock, unwrap, unzip, untidy and unwell.

             

 

English

 

Today we are taking at look at Marianne. Marianne is the duck in our story this week. Take a look at the image below. How is Marianne feeling? What is she doing? What can you tell from the way she looks in the picture? Write about what you can see in the picture and why. Like we did earlier in the week, use some descriptive words to explain your thoughts. You can illustrate your work showing your explanations.

 

 

                                         

 

       

 

Maths

 

We have been looking at money for last two weeks. Today we would like you to look at the activities below and solve the problems. You can look back over your work to help or remind you.

Science

 

We are going to look at food chains today.Watch the film by clicking on the image below to learn more.

 

                                

 

Now you have learnt all about food chains complete the activities below. You can draw your own or you can print them off to complete by clicking on the link below. The third set of activities is a challenge, have a go at it if you wish.

 

 

Wow, you have really worked hard today. Well done! Don't forget to end your day with a short reading session with your adult. If you would like to join us in our daily prayer you can click on the image below.

 

 

Have a great weekend, have lots of fun and rest time. We will see you back here on Monday for another packed week of learning, including our next 'Art Builders' project and more 'Sports Day' challenges.

 

Mrs Bourdillon, Mrs Jewell and Mrs Barnes  

Thursday 2nd July

 

Good morning everyone!

 

We have the next challenge of the 'ABC Sports Day'. If you haven't started yet you can find the previous challenges by clicking on the image below. Today's challenge is here and ready for you. Click on the image to find out the details. Don't forget to film yourself and send them into your class teacher so you are awarded your house points.

 

      

 

 

                             

 

Today we are looking at Leonard in our book 'How to be a Lion' by Ed Vere. Then continuing with 'Money' in our maths lesson. In geography we are looking into what is happening to some animals in the world and why. Before that, let's get started in our usual way with a joke and a wake up session to get our brains and bodies started.

 

                                       

 

We are moving with some 'Zumba' this morning. It's very fast, can you keep up?

 

                                        

 

Phonics

 

                             

                             

 

Your Year 1 phonics lesson starts at 10:30 this morning, these are the sounds we would be doing together if we were in school. There is a lesson at 10 o'clock if you would like to revise and practice sounds you have already done and a lesson at 11:00 if you are working on blending your sounds to read words.

 

Spellings

 

We have been looking at the prefix un in this weeks spellings. Can you write your spelling words into a sentence today. Your words are unhappy, unload, unfair, unlock, unwrap, unzip, untidy and unwell. The first one has been done for you.

 

                                The children were feeling very unhappy when the party ended.

 

English

 

Take a look at Leonard the lion. Today we would like you to draw Leonard and using adjectives we would like you to write sentences around your drawing to describe him. There is an example sheet below to help you and also there is a short film of how Ed Vere drew Leonard for his book. Click on the image to watch.

 

                                  

 

 

   

 

You could start your sentence with :   

 

Leonard looks confident because ............................

Leonard has mammoth ............................................

 

Don't forget to send in your work to our class email, we really enjoy seeing what you have been working on.

 

Maths

 

We are continuing with looking at change today. You can watch the film below by clicking on the image to refresh your minds.

 

                                 

 

Try the challenges below.

Geography

 

In geography today we are looking at what is happening to some animals in our world and why. Watch the film below to learn more by clicking on the image.

 

                      

 

Can you write about the endangered animals. Can you include what we as humans could do to help protect them. Can you explain what the dangers are? You can illustrate your work. You could design a poster to show what you have learn't. It's completely up to you how you show the facts. Send in your work in work so we can share them in our class galleries.

Phew that was a packed day of learning, well done! End your day with a reading session with your adult. If you would like to join us in prayer you can click on the image below to be directed to our prayer of the day. We hope you enjoy the rest of your day and we will see you back here tomorrow.

 

 

Don't forget to send in your work, you never know it may be chosen to go into this weeks newsletter!

 

Mrs Bourdillon, Mrs Jewell and Mrs Barnes 

Wednesday 1st July

 

Good morning!

 

It looks like we are in another bright and sunny day. How did you get on yesterday in the sports day Tik Tok challenge? Today we have the latest challenge, click on the image below to participate. Don't forget to send in your video clips to register your house points!

 

                                 

 

 

 

How did you get on with the Art Builders Project? We are really looking forward to seeing the final film with all your work. You can either send your completed art work into school or you can take a picture and send it into your class teacher.

 

Today we will be thinking about the book 'How to be a Lion' by Ed Vere and delving a little deeper by looking at what we think the lions in the book are going to be like. We will be finding change in maths and getting active in our physical education lesson this afternoon. Let's get started.

 

                                        

 

    We're 'HAPPY' this this morning!

 

                                                      

 

Phonics

 

                       

                       

 

Your Year 1 phonics lesson starts at 10:30 this morning, these are the sounds we would be doing together if we were in school. There is a lesson at 10 o'clock if you would like to revise and practice sounds you have already done and a lesson at 11:00 if you are working on blending your sounds to read words.

 

Spellings

 

Practice your spellings today by completing a spelling scribble just like the image below. Your words for today are unhappy, unload, unfair, unlock, unwrap, unzip, untidy and unwell.

 

                           

                     

 

English

 

Look at the front cover of the book 'How to be a Lion'.

 

                                             

 

 

What do you think the lions in this book are going to be like? Does the lion look like a real lion? What kind of character is he? Tell us what you think. We would like you to look at the language in your work by using descriptive words. Look at the examples below, can you use some of these words? Also think about words such as next, maybe and because. We would like to see you using pictures in your work to show us what you think so make it bright and colorful too.

 

                                       

Maths

 

Today we are looking at finding change. We have been working on coins for the last week now so we are sure you are all experts. Have a go the activities below. You can look back through the past lessons or your work to help you.

P.E

 

We are looking at the 'Yellow' activities today. Complete as many as you can and don't forget to color in your rainbow chart. Have fun!

Well done on today's learning, you have all worked extremely hard. Remember to end your day with a reading session with your adult and if you would like to join us in our daily prayer you can click on the image below. If you are out in the sun today remember to wear a hat and sun cream. Also remember to drink plenty of fluids to keep you hydrated.

 

 

Enjoy the rest of your day and we will see you back here tomorrow.

 

Mrs Bourdillon, Mrs Jewell and Mrs Barnes  

 

 

 

Tuesday 30th June

 

Good morning everyone.

 

How did you get on yesterday with the sports day challenge? Today's challenge is now live. Click on the image below to find out more! We can't wait to see you all taking part so make sure you send in your videos to collect your house points for your house team!

 

                                      

 

Today we are taking another look at lions and continuing with money challenges in maths. This afternoon we will be completing our art for the wonderful Art Builder Project that we have been invited to participate in. Let's get straight into our day in the usual way.

 

                                         

 

We're waking up with a 'Jump' this morning.

 

                                   

 

Phonics

 

                          

                          

 

Your Year 1 phonics lesson starts at 10:30 this morning, these are the sounds we would be doing together if we were in school. There is a lesson at 10 o'clock if you would like to revise and practice sounds you have already done and a lesson at 11:00 if you are working on blending your sounds to read words.

 

Spellings

 

We have been looking at adding the prefix un. Other than our spelling words can you think of at least 5 more. You can watch the clip below by clicking on the image to remind you of the spelling rule.

 

                                    

 

This weeks spellings are unhappy, unload, unfair, unlock, unwrap, unzip, untidy and unwell.

English

 

Today we are looking at the characteristics of lions and describing how to be one. Watch the amazing video by clicking on the image below to discover what you need to be a lion.

 

                                   

 

What do you need to be a lion? Create a poster or a written piece of work explaining all the things that you would need to have if you were a lion. You can illustrate your work if you wish too. Check your spellings and capital letters as well as making sure your full stops are in the correct places. 

Maths

 

Today we are continuing with adding amounts. Watch the clip below by clicking on the image to learn more.

 

                              

 

Now have a go at the challenges below.

 

Art

 

Yesterday you watched the clip explaining all about toolkit 1. Today we are going to make the flowers, bees and honey comb shapes. Watch the video again to remind you how to make them.

 

 

                                    

 

Now its your turn to create and add to this amazing project. The link below is the templates to print.

Excellent effort today, you have worked hard. Send in your work

to:  swifts@archbishopcourtenay.kent.sch.ukIf you would like to join us in prayer you can click on the image below to be directed to our Christian Distinctiveness Page. End your day with reading to your adult, have you got a favorite book you have been reading and would like to share with us? You can send in a picture to the email address above.

 

 

Enjoy the rest of your day, have fun completing today's sports challenge! Don't forget to send in your videos of you completing today's challenge.

 

See you back here tomorrow.

 

Mrs Bourdillon, Mrs Jewell and Mrs Barnes   

 

 

Monday 29th June

 

Good morning everyone!!

 

We have so much to tell you this morning about our week ahead but firstly the winners of Friday's Kahoot Quiz were Emilia from Goldfinches and Mrs Irvine. Well done to all who participated. Last week we informed you all about our virtual sports week. Today we have our first challenge! Click on the image below to find out more.

 

                                 

 

Also we told you all about our whole school Art Builder Project. If you remember, Jo said she would let us into the secret of what we will be doing soon. Today she has done just that. Click on the image below to find out exactly what we are doing. It's so exciting.

 

                                   

 

We will be starting these activities tomorrow afternoon, so  collect anything you think you may need ready for our session. Below is also the link for Toolkit 1 to print off the details and the templates needed if you wish.

This week in our learning we will be looking at the book 'How to be a Lion' by Ed Vere. We will be completing activities based around this book in our english learning. We are continuing with 'Money' in maths this week as well as some fun topic work in the afternoons. So lets get started.

 

                                

 

We are crocodile rocking this morning !

 

                                    

 

Phonics

 

                       

                       

 

Your Year 1 phonics lesson starts at 10:30 this morning, these are the sounds we would be doing together if we were in school. There is a lesson at 10 o'clock if you would like to revise and practice sounds you have already done and a lesson at 11:00 if you are working on blending your sounds to read words.

 

Spellings

 

We are looking at adding prefix un this week. Watch the short film below to learn more about adding a prefix.

 

                              

 

This weeks spellings are unhappy, unload, unfair, unlock, unwrap, unzip, untidy and unwell.

English

 

This weeks book is 'How to be a Lion'. Click on the image below to listen to the story.

 

                                          

 

Today we are looking at Lions and finding out facts about them. Watch the film below by clicking in the image to learn some very interesting things. You might want to take some notes as you are watching.

 

                          

We would like you to write a fact file about Lions. Include everything you know about them such as where they live, what they eat and the habitat that they live in.. You can also illustrate your work if you wish. Below is an example.

                

Copy of 'How to be a Lion' by Ed Vere

Maths

 

We are continuing to look at money and value this week. Last week we learnt about coins, value of coins and how to add and subtract amounts. This week we are taking this to the next level. Watch the video lesson below by clicking on the image to refresh your minds then have a go at the challenges below. 

 

                                                 

 

                           

Religious Education

 

We have been looking at the Jewish Faith. Today we are delving a little deeper into the lives of Jewish people. We are learning about Shabbat. What is a Shabbat? Lets find out, click on the image below to learn more.

 

                                  

 

Watch the clip below to see how Jewish people celebrate Shabbat in a synagogue.

 

                                 

 

Design a poster of all the things you have learnt about 'Shabbat' including the differences of celebrating at home or celebrating in a synagogue. Make it bright and colourful.

 

 

 

 

Well done, you have worked hard today. End your learning day by reading with your adult. Send in pictures of your work to the usual email address, we love to see what you have been doing. If you would like to join us in our daily prayer you can click on the image below to be directed to our Christian Distinctiveness Page.

 

 

Enjoy the rest of your day and we will see you back here tomorrow for another learning day of fun.

 

Mrs Bourdillon, Mrs Jewell and Mrs Barnes  

Friday 26th June

 

Good morning, happy Friday!

 

Welcome to the last day of our learning week. We will be looking at Gerald's point of view in our English lesson this morning. We are continuing to look at coins in our Maths and we will be looking at why certain zoo animals live in different parts of the world in our science lesson this afternoon. Before we start our day just a quick notice. As it's Friday we have our usual Kahoot Quiz running. The quiz is headed 'Missing titles of books'.  Click on the image below to be directed to the quiz.

 

                                                        

 

 

The weekly Kahoot Quiz is now live and will be until 3PM. Enter the game pin 0169626. Write your first name, the initial of your surname and then your class so we can tell who is the winner. Good Luck!

 

Also a reminder to pop over and have a look our Virtual Sport's Week if you haven't already. Miss Flisher has produced a fantastic week of sports along with some help from her ABC colleagues. Click on the image below to be directed to the Sports Week Page.

 

                                      

Let's get started on our day.

 

                                        

 

It's HOT, HOT, HOT this morning !!!

 

                                                       


Phonics

 

                         

                         

 

Your Year 1 phonics lesson starts at 10:30 this morning, these are the sounds we would be doing together if we were in school. There is a lesson at 10 o'clock if you would like to revise and practice sounds you have already done and a lesson at 11:00 if you are working on blending your sounds to read words.

 

Spellings

 

As it's Friday, today is spelling test day. With your adult, just like we do in school complete your weekly spelling test. Ask your adult to read out the word and then you write it down. This weeks words are lower, weaker, cheaper, smoother, shorter, stronger, darker and colder.

English

 

We have been looking at the book 'Giraffes Can't Dance' in great detail over the past two weeks. Today we would like you to retell the story from Gerald's point of view. Put yourself in Gerald's shoes and write the story as if he was writing the story. You can use your work from the past two weeks to help you. You can even make a book to share with us all, telling us the story and showing us pictures as you go through. We know that some of you are budding authors so we are very excited to see your creations. If you wish to listen to the story again or use it as a guide you can click on the image below to be directed to the book.

 

                                            

Maths

 

This week we have been learning about money and its value. We have looked at different coins and notes and found out the greater and smaller amounts. Today we have a collection of problems to solve that cover what we have learnt throughout this week. Have a go at the challenges below.

Science

 

We have discovered many different zoo animals and researched them. We have found out many facts about where these animals come from, what habitats they live in and even what they eat. Today we would like you to identify why certain zoo animals live in different parts of the world and why. Watch the film below by clicking on the image to learn about adaption and how animals adapt to their habitats.

 

                           

 

You can use your work from the last few weeks to help you.

Well done! You have worked very hard this week. We have arrived at the weekend and you have all earn't a well deserved rest. If you would like to join us in our prayer of the day you can click on the image below to be directed to our Christian Distinctiveness Page.

 

 

Have fun and enjoy the sun this weekend, remember to drink plenty to keep you hydrated, wear a hat if you have one and use sun cream if you go out. 

 

We are looking forward to seeing all your pictures, whether they are of the work you have been doing or of you having fun. Please send them in to the usual email address.

 

Mrs Bourdillon, Mrs Jewell and Mrs Barnes 

Thursday 25th June

 

Good morning, welcome to a very hot Thursday morning!

 

Today we are looking at the book 'Giraffes Can't Dance' and we will be writing about all the things we like about it. We are looking at greater and less than coins in our maths lesson followed by looking at animals from hot and cold countries in geography this afternoon. Before that we are starting our day in the usual way with a giggle and then a cooling cosmic yoga session to get our brains and bodies awake.

 

                                               

 

We are moving with Betsy the Banana this morning!

 

                                       

 

Phonics

                          

                          

 

Your Year 1 phonics lesson starts at 10:30 this morning, these are the sounds we would be doing together if we were in school. There is a lesson at 10 o'clock if you would like to revise and practice sounds you have already done and a lesson at 11:00 if you are working on blending your sounds to read words.

 

Spellings

We have been looking at adding suffix er to words this week. Other than the words you have been practicing this week can you find anymore that follow this rule. You can watch a short lesson to learn more by clicking on the image below.

                                                 

                                 

 

Your spelling words for this week are lower, weaker, cheaper, smoother, shorter, stronger, darker and colder.

 

 

              

English

Have another look at the story and make a note of all the things you like or dislike about it. We would like you to write a 'Book Review'. A book review is something that tells you all the good or bad things about a book before you read it to help you choose whether you want to read it or not. There is an example below.

 

    

 

Can you write a book review for 'Giraffes Can't Dance'. You can illustrate your work as the example shows. You can design your own layout if you choose to making sure you have all the information that a book review requires. Below is blank book review page that is printable if you wish to use that version. Click on the image below to listen to the story again.

 

                                     

 

Maths

 

Today we are continuing to learn about the value of money. We are concentrating today on coins that are greater and less than others. Watch the short film below by clicking on the image to remind you of the value of our currency. 

 

                                                  

Have a go at the activities below.

 

Remember, the crocodile always eats the greater amount!

Geography

This term we have been looking at all the different animals from the zoo. We have researched and learnt lots of facts about many species of animals. Today we would like you to explore zoo animals which come from cold countries and zoo animals that come from hot countries. I have put some images below as an example.

You can present your work in any way you choose but include the animal and the country that they come from. You could also go further by adding the temperature of the countries they come from to your work.

Well done, you have worked hard today. Don't forget to send in your work or images of what you have been doing. We all look forward to seeing your fantastic creations. The email address is swifts@archbishopcourtenay.kent.sch.uk.

 

You can end your day with a book and a reading session with your adult. If you would like to join us in our daily prayer you can click on the image below to follow the link to our Christian Distinctiveness Page.

 

 

 

In case you missed them, I have put the links below for our exciting art challenge and also our virtual sports day. You can access these by clicking on either images.

 

                              

Enjoy the rest of your day, stay safe and hydrated if you are out in sun. Have fun!

 

Mrs Boudillon, Mrs Jewell and Mrs Barnes  

Wednesday 24th June

 

Good morning everyone and welcome to Wednesday!

 

We have a busy day of fun and learning today so I will start off with a little project that we as a whole school are taking part in. Some of you may remember last year when we all participated in a whole school art project where we made the beautiful pictures in the hall for display with a lovely lady called Jo. This year we will be part of a similar thing. Watch the video below by clicking on the image to learn more, look out for Jo, you may recognize her.

 

                                         

 

Wow, how exciting!! I know that many of you are budding artist's and I can't wait to find out what we will be doing. As soon as all the details have arrived I will let you all know so you can be involved in this spectacular challenge.

 

Let's get started on our day of learning in the usual way with a joke, followed by our morning wake your mind session. We then will be looking at 'alliteration' in english. We will be finding different amounts of coins in our maths lesson and will be getting super energetic in our P.E lesson this afternoon.

 

                                         

 

Get you bodies and brains ready!

                                           

                                                 

 

Phonics

 

                            

                            

 

Your Year 1 phonics lesson starts at 10:30 this morning, these are the sounds we would be doing together if we were in school. There is a lesson at 10 o'clock if you would like to revise and practice sounds you have already done and a lesson at 11:00 if you are working on blending your sounds to read words.

 

Spellings

How did you get on learning your spellings yesterday with the dice game? Can you think of another way of learning your words today? Send in a picture of how you do it today, we would love to see your ideas.Your words for this week are lower, weaker, cheaper, smoother, shorter, stronger, darker and colder.

 

We have been adding the suffix er this week. Watch the short clip by clicking on the image to remind you of the spelling rules.

 

                                       

                                                

                                             

                                        

English

 

We are looking at 'alliteration' today. Watch the clip to learn all about what the word 'alliteration' means.

 

                                   

 

As you can see from the image below, the warthogs started waltzing. using w twice in the statement is what we call an alliteration.           

 

                                                  

 

Read the book again, can you find more examples of alliteration! You can illustrate your work just like we see in the story. Click on the image below to hear the story.

 

                                       

 

Don't forget to send in your work to the usual email address.

Maths

 

We are looking at different ways to make amounts today, using different coins to equal the same total. Watch the clip below by clicking on the image to learn more.

 

                                             

 

Have a go at solving the activities below.

Physical Education

 

Last week we looked at the red activities in the Active Rainbow Challenge. Today we are looking at the Orange activities. Have a look at the activities below and complete as many as you can. Don't forget to color your chart when you have completed them. A copy of the Active Rainbow Challenge to print is below.

You have all worked very hard today, well done! Finish your learning day with reading with your adult and having a little calm down session to rest you bodies and your brains. If you would like to join us in prayer then click on the image below to be directed to our Christian Distinctiveness Page.

 

 

If you haven't already pop across and have a look at our virtual Sports Week Page by clicking on the image below.

 

 

Enjoy the rest of your day, as it is very hot outside make sure you are staying hydrated by drinking plenty of water and if you are out in the sun make sure you have sun cream and possibly a hat on if you have one. Enjoy the sun but stay safe. We will be back tomorrow for another day of learning.

 

Mrs Bourdillon, Mrs Jewell and Mrs Barnes   

 

Tuesday 23rd June

 

Good morning everyone!

 

It looks like we're in for a very sunny day, maybe you could do today's learning in the garden if you have one. Today we are looking at giraffe facts, we will be counting coins in maths and taking another look at Judaism this afternoon in our religious studies. So lets get straight into our day in the usual way.

 

                                        

 

We are waking up his morning with The School Assembly Song!

 

                                                      

 

Phonics

                      

                      

 

 

Your Year 1 phonics lesson starts at 10:30 this morning, these are the sounds we would be doing together if we were in school. There is a lesson at 10 o'clock if you would like to revise and practice sounds you have already done and a lesson at 11:00 if you are working on blending your sounds to read words.

 

Spellings

 

Can you roll the dice today to practice your spellings? I have attached a printable dice for you to print, cut and stick in order to do this. Your spellings are lower, weaker, cheaper, smoother, shorter, stronger, darker and colder.

 

                                

 

English

 

Today we're looking at giraffes in greater detail. We would like you to produce a fact file containing all the details about giraffes. You can research where they live, what they eat, how old they can get and if there are different species of giraffes. You can illustrate your work to show us. You could even label your giraffe pictures to point out all the features. Below is an example of a fact sheet for you to use or you could design your own. There is also a link for you to print out if you wish. Don't forget to send your work into the usual address so we can add your fantastic creations to our home learning gallery.

 

   

Maths

 

Today we are looking at coins and finding totals. Click on the image below to watch the following clip to refresh your minds on coin values.

 

                                          

 

Now watch the following lesson to show you how we add coins together. Click on the image below.

 

                              

 

Have a go at the activities below.

 

Religious Education

 

We have been looking at Judaism and what is special to the Jewish Faith. Last week we looked at the 'Mezuzot'. Today we would like you to investigate why Jewish people put a 'Mezuzot' on their doors. You can use the internet with your adult to help you. Also you can watch the short clip below by clicking on the image.

                                                             

                                 

 

You could have a go at making a 'Mezuzot' yourself. What things would you write in yours?

ABC Sports week

 

Don't forget that you can be involved with our virtual sports week. Click on the image below to be directed to our Sports week page for information on how to participate.

 

                                

 

Finish your day of learning with a reading session with your adult. Choose a book and read aloud to your adults at home. 

 

If you would like to join us in prayer you can follow the link by clicking on the image below.

 

 

Enjoy the sunshine today and send us in pictures of all the exciting things you are creating or doing, we really enjoy seeing you all when we receive pictures of you. 

 

See you all back here tomorrow for another packed day.

 

Mrs Bourdillon, Mrs Jewell and Mrs Barnes 

 

 

Monday 22nd June

 

Good morning everyone!

 

How are you all? We hope you have had a great weekend and enjoyed the sun when it did make an appearance. We have two announcements this morning. Firstly the winners of last Friday's Kahoot Quiz were Emilia K from Goldfinches and Mrs Evans! Congratulations!  Well done to everyone who took part.

Our second announcement is to let you know about 'Sports Week'. Miss Flisher has organised a wonderful week of sports for us. Click on the Image below to find out more, it's very EXCITING!

 

                                                            

 

This week in our learning we are looking at adding suffix er in our spellings, we will continue with our book 'Giraffes Can't Dance' and we are looking at money in maths. We have some great topic work including the artist Joan Miro and animals across the world. Before we start our day lets get our bodies and brains working in our usual way.

 

                                               

 

We're moving today with the lions !

 

                                

 

Spellings

 

Today we are adding the suffix er. Your spellings this week are lower, weaker, cheaper, smoother, shorter, stronger, darker and colder.

 

You can watch the  short video to learn the spelling rule for er by clicking on the image below.

 

                                            

 

Phonics

 

                        

                        

 

Your Year 1 phonics lesson starts at 10:30 this morning, these are the sounds we would be doing together if we were in school. There is a lesson at 10 o'clock if you would like to revise and practice sounds you have already done and a lesson at 11:00 if you are working on blending your sounds to read words.

 

English

 

Today we are looking at the way Gerald moves. In the story it is described that he is shuffling, swaying and swishing.

                                        

 

 

Take a look back at the beginning of the book where it said Gerald’s ‘knees were awfully crooked’. How do you think he moved with crooked knees? Using the story as your guide describe other ways that Gerald moves. Can you use the practice from last week’s rhyming words lesson and add rhymes to your work? You can illustrate your work showing how Gerald is moving too. Click on the image below to be directed to the story,

 

                                               

 

 

 

Maths

 

We are learning about money this week. Watch the lesson by clicking on the image below.

 

                                  

 

Now its your turn. Have a go at the maths problems below.

Art

 

We are looking at the artist Joan Miro. Watch the video below by clicking on the image to learn more about him and to see some of his fabulous work.

 

                                      

 

Now you have learnt all about Joan as an artist, can you produce a piece of art similar to his. You can use different pens, pencils or paints. Below are images of his work to inspire you.

 

 

Well done! You have worked very hard today. End your day with some reading with your adult. Don't forget to send in your work in the usual way so we can add it to our home learning gallery. Also if you would like to join us for our daily prayer you can click on the image below.

 

 

Enjoy the rest of your day and we will be back tomorrow morning to a new day.

 

Mrs Bourdillon, Mrs Jewel and Mrs Barnes  

Friday 19th June

 

Good morning everyone, welcome to Friday.

 

We will be continuing with our story 'Giraffes Can't Dance' and what Gerald thinks is beautiful today. We will then be looking at temperature in maths followed by identifying plants in science. Before that we have our usual Friday Kahoot Quiz details and this week is titled 'Worship through singing'. Click on the image below to be directed to the quiz.

 

                                                         

 

 

 

The weekly Kahoot Quiz is now live and will be until 4PM. Enter the game pin 01413492. Write your first name, the initial of your surname and then your class so we can tell who is the winner. Good Luck!

 

Lets get started on our day!

 

                                                  

 

Lets get our brains and bodies awake with the pirates this morning.

 

                                        

Phonics

 

                               

                               

 

Your Year 1 phonics lesson starts at 10:30 this morning, these are the sounds we would be doing together if we were in school. There is a lesson at 10 o'clock if you would like to revise and practice sounds you have already done and a lesson at 11:00 if you are working on blending your sounds to read words.

 

Spellings

 

How did you get on finding es words yesterday? I'm sure you founds lots and that you are all experts now!

As its Friday we would normally be having our weekly spelling test. Just like we do at school, with your adult reading the words out test yourselves for this weeks words.

 

The spellings are foxes, lunchboxes, dishes, brushes, eyelashes, witches, bunches and switches.

 

English

 

Have a look at the image below. Gerald looks up to the moon and thinks that it is beautiful.

 

                          

 

What things do you think are beautiful? Maybe you think its a sunset or even a wonderful waterfall. It could be that you think one of your toys is beautiful. Today we would like you to write about things that you find beautiful. You can use one of the images below or choose your own. Can you explain why you think it is beautiful and maybe you could compare it, for example

 

        My mum is as beautiful as a flower because .......................

 

Please send in your work, we really enjoy seeing what you have done and we are looking forward to knowing all the  things you find beautiful.

 

Maths

 

Today we are looking at temperature and how we measure it. Watch the video below by clicking on the image to learn all about it.

 

                             

 

Now you have learnt what temperature is and how we measure it, have a go at the challenges below.

 

Science

 

When you go on your daily walk, do you take notice of the flowers or wild flowers you come across? Today we would like you to do just that. We would like you to identify plants that you encounter on your walk. Can you name them? Can you record them in a chart? Below I have given you some ideas. If you click on the image you will be taken to a page that can tell you all about what you might see.

 

                                    

 

Can you record your findings in the form of a chart. You can use any chart you wish such as a bar chart or maybe a tally chart. The choice is yours. Below are examples. Make them as bright and as colorful as you can. Don't forget to send in your work, we would love to see what you see when your out and about.

We've come to the end of our learning week and what a busy week it has been. You have done so well and we are so impressed with the work that has been sent in so far. Well done all of you! Fantastic.

 

If you would like to join us in prayer, click on the link to be directed to our Christian Distinctiveness Page.

 

 

Have a lovely weekend everyone and we will see you all on Monday morning for a fresh new week.

 

Mrs Bourdillon, Mrs Jewell and Mrs Barnes   

Thursday 18th June

 

Good morning everyone.

 

We are over half way through the week, hasn't that gone fast! We will be continuing our work on the book 'Giraffes Can't Dance' today by looking at rhyming words. In maths we are looking at litres and millilitres and this afternoon we are going to be comparing two different zoo animals. Before we start our day we have an invitation. The Duchess of Cambridge is leading an online assembly this morning and the theme is  'spread a little kindness'. The assembly will be live at 11 o'clock this morning, to access this assembly click on the image below of the Duchess to be directed to the live stream.

 

                                          

 

Make sure you connect at 11 o'clock so you don't miss it. Lets start our day with our usual giggle.

 

                                            

 

Today we're going to do some cosmic yoga with the fish!

 

                                                                           Click on the image to join in.

 

 

 

 

 

Phonics

 

                    

                    

 

Your Year 1 phonics lesson starts at 10:30 this morning, these are the sounds we would be doing together if we were in school. There is a lesson at 10 o'clock if you would like to revise and practice sounds you have already done and a lesson at 11:00 if you are working on blending your sounds to read words.

 

Spellings

 

This week we have been adding es for plural. Can you think of any other words apart from this weeks spellings that follow this rule. Can you find at least 5 words that use es.

 

Watch the short film by clicking on the image to remind yourselves of the rule.

 

                                            

 

This weeks spellings are foxes, lunchboxes, dishes, brushes, eyelashes, witches, bunches, switches.

 

English

 

Today we are looking at rhyming words. Click on the image below to find out more.

 

                                       

 

 

In the story 'Giraffes Can't Dance' the author Giles Andreae uses lots of words that rhyme for example;

 

      Gerald was a tall giraffe

      whose neck was long and slim.

      But his knees were awfully crooked

      and his legs were rather thin.

 

So as you can see the words slim and thin rhyme. Take another look at the story and find all the rhyming words within it. The first one has been done for you, Click on the image below to listen to the story again.

 

 

                                                    

 

Don't forget to send us in your work, we really enjoy seeing what you have done.

Maths

 

In maths today we are looking at litres and millilitres and how we compare them. Watch the short video by clicking on the image to learn more.

 

                                   

 

Have a go at the Year 2 challenges below now that you have watched the lesson.

 

Geography

 

Today we would like you to look at different zoo animals and compare them. Can you choose 2 different animals and compare where they live and how they survive. Have a look back over the work you have been doing so far this term, you have already done lots of research so that can help you today. Below are a few images of animals that you could compare or you can choose your own. Don't forget to check your spellings, capital letters and full stops.

You have worked very hard today, well done! Finish your day with reading to your adult. If you would like to join us in our daily prayer then as usual click on the image to be directed to our Christian Distinctiveness  Page.

 

 

We are looking forward to looking at all your fantastic work so remember to send it into us in the usual way. Enjoy the rest of your day and we will be back tomorrow.

 

Mrs Bourdillon, Mrs Jewell and Mrs Barnes   

 

 

Wednesday 17th June

 

Good morning and welcome to Wednesday!

 

We will be continuing with our book 'Giraffes Can't Dance' and thinking about all the things that the animals of the story are good at. We're comparing volume today in our math's lesson and we will be getting very active in this afternoon's P.E lesson. Let's make a start, but not before we have our daily 'giggle' and our wake up session.

 

                                               

 

I've got a feeling, today is going to be a good day. 

 

                                   

 

Phonics

 

                      

                      

 

Your Year 1 phonics lesson starts at 10:30 this morning, these are the sounds we would be doing together if we were in school. There is a lesson at 10 o'clock if you would like to revise and practice sounds you have already done and a lesson at 11:00 if you are working on blending your sounds to read words.

 

Spellings

 

Have you found a way to practice your spellings that really helps you to remember them? If you have maybe you could share your trick with everyone. You can send in your ideas in the normal way and we can add them to our daily spellings section.

 

This weeks spellings are foxes, lunchboxes, dishes, brushes, eyelashes, witches, bunches and switches.

 

We have been adding es for plural, click on the image to follow the link for today's reminder of the spelling rule.

 

                                     

                                                          

                                

 

                           

 

English

 

Have a listen to rest of the story today taking notice of all the animals and what they are good at. Click on  the image below.

 

                                            

 

 

As you saw in the story the animals are really good at dancing. Some are great at ballroom dancing and others are great at the cha cha cha. The cricket was good at playing the violin. 

 

Today we are thinking about the all things that we are good at. Can you dance? Can you play an instrument? Are you good at drawing? Tell us about something that you are really good at. Tell us why you enjoy what you are good at and how you feel when you doing it. You could use the sentence starters to help you get started.

 

I am fantastic at ...............................

I really enjoy ....................................

I feel over the moon when ...............

 

Send in your work in the usual way so we can see and share it on our home learning blog.

Maths

 

Today we are comparing volume more or less than. Click on the image below to watch a short film to learn more.

 

                                     

 

Have a go at the activities below.

Physical Education

 

Today we are looking at 'The Active Rainbow Challenge'. If you have had a look you will see that there are many different activities to complete so today we are concentrating on the RED activities. Take a look at the activities below and see how many you can complete. Have fun! 

Well done, You have worked very hard today. End your day reading a book with your adult and enjoy some calm time.

 

If you would like to join us in prayer you can click on the image below to follow the link.

 

 

 

Enjoy the rest of your day and we will be back tomorrow morning for your daily learning.

 

Mrs Bourdillon, Mrs Jewell and Mrs Barnes 

Tuesday 16th June

 

Good morning everyone, we are in for another bright and sunny day today. We are continuing with our new book 'Giraffes Can't Dance', we are also looking at measurements in math's today and we will be looking at a 'Mezuzah' and finding out what is inside one. Let's get straight on with our day in the usual way.

 

                                        

 

Keeping in the sea theme we are waking our brains and bodies with a bit of surfing in the USA today. Have fun!!

 

                                              

 

Well done, hope you enjoyed that as much as I did.

Phonics

 

                          

                          

 

Your Year 1 phonics lesson starts at 10:30 this morning, these are the sounds we would be doing together if we were in school. There is a lesson at 10 o'clock if you would like to revise and practice sounds you have already done and a lesson at 11:00 if you are working on blending your sounds to read words.

 

Spellings

 

Try a different way of practicing your spellings today. You could bubble write them or you could play the rainbow dice game.

This weeks spellings are foxes, lunchboxes, dishes, brushes, eyelashes, witches, bunches and switches.

 

Watch the short film below by clicking on the image to remind us of the spelling rule for 's' and 'es'.

 

                                     

 

                              

English

 

Today we would like you to listen to the first three pages of the book 'Giraffes Can't Dance' by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees. Pay particular notice of the Giraffe and what he looks like as we are going to be describing him in detail. Click on the image to hear the story.

 

                                     

 

In the story the authors describe Gerald. They talk about his rather thin legs, a long and slim neck and that his knees were awfully crooked.

Can you think of a different way to describe a giraffe? You could look at his facial features, the color of his fur and even the horns on his head.

 

         

 

You could start your sentences with.

 

A giraffe has .................................

They are a lovely shade of ...........

There are .....................................

 

Have a go and see how you do. Try and make your work as descriptive as possible by adding descriptive words to help visualize, describe and define your work. For example you could say.

 

The giraffe has enormous long legs but he is very agile.

 

Send in your work to the usual email address, we will be looking forward to seeing it.

 

 

                            

Maths

 

Today we are looking at measuring and how we measure in kilograms and grams. Watch the short video below by clicking on the image for today's learning.

 

                                

 

Have a go at the questions below, some questions are for year two so this is a real challenge. Good luck!

                

 

 

 

 

Religious Education

 

We have been looking at world faiths and in particular Judaism. We are going to be delving a little deeper today. We are looking at a 'Mezuzah'. What is that? I hear you ask! We are going to find out. Listen to the song by clicking on the image below to find out.

 

                                  

 

Can you write about a 'Mezuzah'. Give a description of what it is and what is inside it. You can continue to research this on the internet with your adult or you may even have one at your home which you could tell us all about. We are looking forward to seeing your fantastic work so please send it in at the usual address.

 

                                 

We have reached the end of our learning day. Well done!

 

As always if you would like to join us in our daily prayer you can click on the image below to be directed to our christian values, prayer of the day.

 

 

 

We have added the Active Rainbow Challenge for your information.

 

Enjoy the rest of your day and will be back tomorrow morning for another day of learning.

 

Mrs Bourdillon, Mrs Jewell and Mrs Barnes   

Monday 15th June

 

Good Morning year ones!

 

What a beautiful sunny morning we have today. We hope you had a great weekend enjoying the sun.

The winners of Fridays Kahoot quiz were Emelia from Chaffinch class and Mrs Eades. Well done to them both!

 

We have a fun packed week ahead of us. We will be looking at our new book 'Giraffes Can't Dance' by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees. We are looking at mass, volume and temperature in math and also creating some fantastic art in the style of Eric Carle. Did you all enjoy the science jamboree last week? Let us know what your enjoyed in the usual way. Did you have a look around the Natural History Museum? It's a great place isn't it. Lets make a start on today's learning.

 

                                                

 

Were waking up with just dance this morning. Did you let the dogs out?

 

                                       

Wow, that got me moving this morning!                                      

 

 

Phonics

 

                       

 

                       

Your Year 1 phonics lesson starts at 10:30 this morning, these are the sounds we would be doing together if we were in school. There is a lesson at 10 o'clock if you would like to revise and practice sounds you have already done and a lesson at 11:00 if you are working on blending your sounds to read words.

 

Spellings

 

We are continuing with adding es for plural this week. Watch the short film by clicking on the image below to remind you of the spelling rules. The spellings are foxes, lunchboxes, dishes, brushes, eyelashes, witches, bunches and switches. 

 

                                           

 

English

 

We are looking at the book 'Giraffes Can't Dance'. Have a look at the cover of the book. Can you design a different front cover? Could a different animal dance? Would they have an unusual dance move? What can you see in the background, would your animal be dancing in a different environment?

Have a go at your own. Make it bright and colorful and send them in to the usual address, we can't wait to see your designs.

 

                                               

Maths

 

Today we are looking at comparing weight from heaviest to lightest. Watch the short film to learn about heaviest and lightest.  

 

                                    

 

Year 2 work as a challenge, Have a go at the questions below.

Art

 

Last week we looked at the illustrator and writer Eric Carle. We researched this artist and looked at his art. We had a look at how he creates his art by preparing color sheets and then cutting those sheets to make shapes. Then from these shapes he created animals to form pictures. Have a look at the video below by clicking on the image

 

                                                

 

 

                           

Now it's your turn. You can use the images above as inspiration or you could do something that is completely your own. Create a picture including an animal or animals with a bright and colorful background. Send in your pictures to the usual email so we can add them to our gallery. We are excited to see your masterpieces. 

We've come to the end of our day. Below I've added the link for our active rainbow challenge if you would like to have a go today. Also if you would like to join us in prayer you can click on the image to be directed to the prayer of the day.   

 

Enjoy the rest of your day and we will be back tomorrow for another day of learning.

 

Mrs Bourdillon, Mrs Jewell and Mrs Barnes   

Friday 12th June

 

Good morning everyone, Happy Friday!

We have a jammed packed day today with our learning. We will be finishing our book Zoo by writing about the dream at the end of  the story. We will also be finishing our learning of place value in our math's lesson. We are looking at object's in our science lesson along with a tour of the Natural History Museum. Before we make a start we have our usual Friday Kahoot Quiz details, and this week is titled 'ABC's where am I?          Click on the image to follow the link.

 

                                                       

 

The weekly Kahoot Quiz has gone live and will be live until 4PM. Enter the game pin 05559366. Write your first name, the initial of your surname and then your class so we can tell who is the winner. Good Luck!

 

 

Also a reminder that available for a second day is the Science Jamboree, You can click on the image to be directed straight there.

 

                                        

 

Let's start our day with a little giggle, then we will go straight into our wake up session to get our bodies moving and our brains fired up and ready to learn.

 

                                                

 

We are wriggling this morning! Click on the image to follow the link.

 

                                    

 

 

Phonics

 

                    

                              

 

Your Year 1 phonics lesson starts at 10:30 this morning, these are the sounds we would be doing together if we were in school. There is a lesson at 10 o'clock if you would like to revise and practice sounds you have already done and a lesson at 11:00 if you are working on blending your sounds to read words.

 

Spellings

We have been practicing our spellings every day this week so today it's time to see if you can remember them.  Can you and your adult work together by your adult reading the word and you writing the word just like we do at school. The spellings are boxes, glasses, lunches, churches, watches, bushes and wishes. Good luck!

We have been thinking about adding es for plural this week so watch the short film below by clicking the image to remind us of this spelling rule.

 

                                         

 

                                                

 

 

English

 

We are looking at the last page of the book Zoo today. On this page the boy tells us that he has had a 'very strange dream'. He is also wondering if animals have dreams. What do you think? Do you think animals have dreams like we do and if they do I wonder if they remember them. Sometimes I know that I have had a dream but when I wake up I have forgotten it.  It's very strange, do you have that too?

 

                                                  

Can you write about the dream you think the boy might of had. He could have had a very exciting dream about all the animals in the zoo doing something amazing. He could have dreamed about being the zookeeper and looking after all the animals. The animals may even have escaped from the zoo and he had to catch them all. It is completely your choice what your write about in a dream, maybe you have had a dream about animals in the zoo and would like to write about that. Don't forget to check your spellings, capital letters and full stops. You could start your writing with,

 

Last night I had the most amazing ..........................

You will never believe what I....................................

Let me tell you about ..............................................

 

Don't forget to add in first, then and next into your creative writing. Have fun writing about dreams and let your imaginations run wild.

 

Maths

 

We have been looking at place value for two weeks now, I bet you are all experts after all that learning. Have a look at the following questions. You can look back at the work you have been doing at home and you can watch the short film if you would like a reminder by clicking on the image to follow the link.

 

                                               

 

Have a go at the following activities. 

 

Science

 

Last week we looked at things that were alive or have never been alive. We are going to look into that a bit more today. We are going to look at objects that have never been alive. Can you think of something that has never been alive? Have a look at the images below, can you spot the odd one out?

Have a look around your home and investigate things that have never been alive. You can take pictures or you can draw pictures. We would like to to write next to each non living object you find the reason's why they are non-living or have never lived. Have fun exploring.

 

As an extra treat to our science lesson today we have a virtual tour of the Natural History Museum. Click on the image below to explore all that the museum has. Can you find the extinct animal section? Can you list all the animals you see that are extinct? Enjoy what you see, it's an amazing place.

 

                                      

We have reached the end of our learning week, Well done to you all. You have worked so hard and we are so proud of each and everyone of you. Please send in your pictures to the usual address, we really enjoy seeing all your fantastic work. 

 

If you would like to join us in our prayer of the day you can click on the image below to be directed to our prayer of the day screen.

 

 

If you get bored over the weekend don't forget you can have a go at something in the rainbow activity challenge. I'm sure this would keep you really busy having lots of fun.

 

 

       

We will be back on Monday with a fresh new week so until then rest and have fun.

 

Mrs Bourdillon, Mrs Jewell and Mrs Barnes   

Thursday 11th June

 

Good morning everyone and welcome to Thursday.

 

We have yet another day packed of learning but first we have some very exciting news for you. We have had an invite to a very special virtual science jamboree! This is a two day event virtually to observe and watch some spectacular science project's and find out lot's of information about how science works. Click on the image below to follow the link, you will be amazed by what you will find.

 

                                     

 

This event starts at 10 o'clock this morning and will continue for two days. Let us know what you think. Maybe you will see something that you would like to do at home or find out some very interesting facts about something you enjoy. We are very excited to see what they have to show. We hope you enjoy this as much as we will.

Also not forgetting that we have the activity rainbow challenge that we spoke about yesterday. This is also very exciting. Click on the link below to download the details.

 

                                                  

We are going to start our day in the usual way, with a joke. Followed by our wake up session and then our morning phonics and spellings. We will then be creating a menu for the cafe that the boys in the Zoo story visited. Then we are continuing with place value in our maths lesson where will will be looking again at greater, less than and equal to. We will be looking at world maps this afternoon and placing animals where they originally stem from. So let's get started.

 

                                           

 

We are waking up this morning in the Tiki room!

 

                                       

Phonics

                 

                            

 

Your Year 1 phonics lesson starts at 10:30 this morning, these are the sounds we would be doing together if we were in school. There is a lesson at 10 o'clock if you would like to revise and practice sounds you have already done and a lesson at 11:00 if you are working on blending your sounds to read words.

 

Spellings

 

Yesterday we practiced our spellings by using a scribble sheet or the rainbow dice. Can you think of an exciting way to practice today? Maybe you could bubble write them or possibly write them in salt, sugar or even sand! Send in the pictures of your ideas in the usual way, we would love to see how you did it today.

The spellings are boxes, kisses, glasses, lunches, churches, watches, bushes and wishes.

 

English

 

We are looking at the cafe in the story of Zoo today. Click on the image below to have a another look at the story to refresh your minds.

 

                                                  

 

Today we would like you to create you own menu for the zoo which the boys visited. Have a look at the examples below. You could use these for inspiration. Can you think up some weird and wonderful meals? Could you name them after different animals around the zoo? Don't forget to make it bright and colorful, you could also add pictures of the meals or snacks that you add. Have fun creating, we look forward to seeing them.

Maths

 

We are revisiting greater, less than and equal to today. Watch the short video below by clicking on the image to refresh your minds.

 

                                      

 

 

Now your turn! Don't forget that the crocodile eats the greater number.

Geography

Today we are looking at where different animals from around the world come from. You can look back through your work to help you to find out facts that you have already found out. Watch the short film below by clicking on the image to find out more.

 

                                      

 

                                             

Now it's your turn to tell us what you know. Draw a map of the world and place a picture of different animals on the map depending on where they come from. A map of the world is below for you to use as your reference. Try an add as many different animals as you can. Send them into the usual address so we can add them to all the fantastic work you have already completed on our class home learning page for all to see.

 

               

Well done! You have worked extremely hard today and we hope you have enjoyed learning about all the things that you have completed. Try and end your day by reading a short story with your adult, I wonder if you can find an animal book to read? As usual if you would like to join us in our end of the day prayer, click on the link below.

 

 

Enjoy the rest of your day and we look forward to seeing all your fabulous work.

 

Mrs Bourdillon, Mrs Jewell and Mrs Barnes   

Wednesday 10th June

 

Good morning year ones!

 

Welcome to Wednesday. We have some fun thing's in learning today, We will be continuing our work around animal's at the zoo.  We are carrying on with place value in maths by practising our part, part whole and bar method and this afternoon we will be building our own assault course in our P.E lesson.

 

Before we get started I would like to invite you to participate in the Active Rainbow Challenge. This is a very exciting challenge that we as a school are participating in. Click on the image below for further details. Should you have any problems clicking the image I have attached a PDF version at the bottom of today's learning.

 

                                                      

 

 

 

This is going to be so much fun laugh.

 

Moving on, let's get set for today. 

 

                                                           

 

We are moving today with a wake up shake up activity to get our bodies and brains ready to start our packed day of learning. Have fun!

 

                                          

 

Wow, that certainly woke me up!

 

Phonics  

 

       

       

 

Your Year 1 phonics lesson starts at 10:30 this morning, these are the sounds we would be doing together if we were in school. There is a lesson at 10 o'clock if you would like to revise and practice sounds you have already done and a lesson at 11:00 if you are working on blending your sounds to read words.

 

Spelling

Can you find an exciting way to learn your spellings. Maybe you could do a rainbow spelling or maybe a scribble spelling challenge. Have a look at the images below for examples.

The spelling's are boxes, kisses, glasses, lunches, churches, watches, bushes and wishes.

 

                                    

English

 

Today, we are following on from our lesson yesterday. You described yourself as an animal yesterday that lived at the zoo. Today we are looking at the animals that are kept at the zoo. Have another look at the book Zoo by Anthony Browne. In the book the family are looking at the animals in cages. 

 

                                  

 

In the story mum says: "I don't think the zoo is really for animals". What do you think? Do you agree with Mum? Do you think animals should live in their natural habitats? Are animals better in the zoo environment?

Can you write all the good things and all the bad things about animal's being kept in a zoo. You can use the internet with your adult to do some research if you would like. Click on the image below to watch a short film showing good and bad things about a zoo to help you.

 

                                     

 

Now your ready to start your written exercise. Remember to pay attention to your full stops and capital letters. We are really looking forward to seeing your work so be sure to send it in to the usual email address.

                                                          

Maths

 

We are looking again at part, part whole and bar method today. You can look back through your work from last week to remind and you can watch the short clip below by clicking on the image.

 

                                     

 

Have a go a the activities below.

P.E

 

We are really excited about today's P.E lesson. We would like you to design and complete your very own assault course. This must be done with your adult! Have a look at the images below for some inspiration. You can do this inside or outside your home taking particular care to make sure that it is safe. Can you complete it once it's ready? Can you run, skip, jump or hop? Can your adult at home complete it? Have fun, take lots of pictures if you can and send them in the usual way.

                                                         

Have fun but remember safety first!

Wow, what a busy day! I think it's time for a rest and what better way to rest than to have a story. Have a story time with your adult, maybe you could take it in turn's to read a part of the story.

 

As usual if you would like to join us in our daily prayer you can click on the image below to join in.

 

 

Well done on your learning today. How fantastic you all are!

 

Mrs Bourdillon, Mrs Jewel and Mrs Barnes   

Tuesday 9th June

Good morning year ones!

 

What a beautiful morning, I woke up with the sun shining and I could hear the birds in the trees singing happily away. Can you hear the birds from your bedroom window? It certainly was a treat to hear. Today we will be looking at animals and how they feel. We are continuing with place value in our maths lesson and we will be looking at Judaism in our religious studies this afternoon. Let's get going and start our day.

 

                                                          

 

Enjoy today's wake up shake up session. Join Blue in his dance moves to really get yourselves going. laugh

 

                                                

 

 

Phonics

 

                                      

 

                                                       

Click the image above to follow the link to today's lesson.

 

Your Year 1 phonics lesson starts at 10:30 this morning, these are the sounds we would be doing together if we were in school. There is a lesson at 10 o'clock if you would like to revise and practise sounds you have already done and a lesson at 11:00 if you are working on blending your sounds to read words.

 

Spellings

 

We will be practicing the same spellings each day for the week. They are: boxes, kisses, glasses, lunches, churches, watches, bushes and wishes.

English

 

Today we are looking at the animals in the zoo. Have a look at the images below. Do the animals look happy? Do they have a nice environment to live in? Does someone bring them the things they need? How can we tell what the animals are thinking or feeling?

We would like you to describe yourself as one of the zoo animals in a cage. Can you explain how you feel, what you do all day, are you with your family. Try and put as much information as you can. You can illustrate your writing by adding a picture of you as an animal and the environment that you are in.

You can click on the image below for some inspiration before you start. We are looking forward to reading all your wonderful work so don't forget you can send it in the usual way to the usual email address.

 

                                         

 

Don't forget that you are writing as if you were the animal in the zoo. You could give yourself a name and tell everyone how old you are and how long you have lived at the zoo. You could tell us where you originally came from such as Africa, Australia or New Zealand. Also remember your full stops and capital letters.

Math's

 

We are going to be continuing with place value today. We are taking a look at tens frames and tens and ones. 

 

                                         

 

Click on the images above and below to follow the link to BBC  Bitesize where you will find activities to watch to remind you of what we have been learning.

 

                                              

 

You are now ready to have a go at the following activities.

Religious Education

 

Last week we looked at Judaism. We are going to be continuing on from that today. Watch the short film below again to remind you of what you learn't.

 

                                    

 

Have a look at pictures below at some objects that are special to this faith.

 

 

                                         

Today we would like you to write about things that are special to you and what is special to Jewish people. You could list things and give a reason to why it is special to you or to a Jewish person. You could take pictures and add them to your work or you could draw images within your written work. You could possibly  start your sentences with:

 

                  The thing's that are special to me are................................

                  This is special because .....................................................

                  I think that .........................................................................

 

Have a good think about it and then start your activity. You can use the images above to help you or you could do some research on the internet with your adult. Have fun thinking about all the special things in your life.

 

 

 

 

As always we end our day with a prayer so if you would like to join us you can follow the link by clicking on the image below.

 

 

 

Don't forget to read with your adult before you finish your school day. We hope you enjoy the rest of your day and will be back tomorrow for a fresh new day.

 

Mrs Bourdillon, Mrs Jewel and Mrs Barnes  

Monday 8th June

Good morning year ones!

 

We hope you have had a great weekend and had some down time to do some nice things at home. We have a packed week of fantastic learning ahead of us. We will be continuing our learning of place value in math's and we will be learning more about our book Zoo by completing some really interesting activities. We will be researching about the artist and illustrator Eric Carle in art this week along with some great topic work.

 

Just to let know you know that the winner's of Friday's Kahoot quiz were Ryan from Swallow's and Mr Webster! Well done to them both, Fantastic job!

 

Let's get started!                                                                                                        

                                                

 

We are going to start our morning with some Yoga today to wake up those muscles and minds.

 

                                             

 

Phonics

                             

 

Your Year 1 phonics lesson starts at 10:30 this morning, these are the sounds we would be doing together if we were in school. There is a lesson at 10 o'clock if you would like to revise and practise sounds you have already done and a lesson at 11:00 if you are working on blending your sounds to read words.

 

Click on the image above to be directed to the lesson's.

Spellings

 

In this weeks spellings we are adding es for plural  boxes, kisses, glasses, lunches, churches, watches, bushes, wishes.

 

Have another look at Nessy to remind yourself about adding s and es.

                          

 

 

   

English

Today we are going to be looking at zoo maps. When you visit a zoo you will normally be handed a map to show you exactly where everything is. Have a look at the following images to see how some look. Pay particular notice of 'the key' on the last image. The key is the list of things that are found in the zoo and followed by a picture so you can find it on the map. Below is an example:

   

We would like you to think about and design your own map of the zoo. You can use the story to help you if you wish or you could completely design your own one. Think about the entrance, the signs around the zoo, where the animals would be and anything else you would like to include. Could you design a key of your own? Can your key match your design? You can use the images above to help you or you could research your own. Below are printable cutouts which you could also use. You could be really adventurous and design a 3d version of your map once you have designed it.  We are really looking forward to seeing your work.

Maths

We are continuing to learn about place value this week. Have a look at the activities below. You can look back at your work from last week to help you. Today we are looking again at number lines to 100. 

 

Click on the above image to be directed to BBC bitesize where you will find a video and games to help you.

Art

We are really excited about this art project. We are going to be looking at the artist and illustrator Eric Carle. Eric is a very famous artist, you might know him from his story book's which include 'The hungry catapillar'. We have put a link to Eric's website so you can do your own research.

                                                        

Have a look through his website and research his work. Next week we will be creating some art just like his. Below are some examples of work in his style.

Click on the image below to hear Eric read one his stories.

 

Click on the image below to see how Eric creates some of his art work.

 

                                    

Your task today is to do all your research and during this week collect any materials, paper, paints and tools to help you as we will be making our very own piece of art in the style of Eric Carle.

 

Well done! You have worked hard today. We would normally end our day with a prayer so if you would like to join us, click on the link below.

 

 

Have a great day and we looking forward to hearing from you all with your fantastic work. You can send this in or contact us at the usual email address.

See you all tomorrow!

 

Mrs Bourdillion, Mrs Jewel and Mrs Barnes 

Friday 5th June

 

Good morning everyone, Happy Friday!!

 

I can see the sun this morning hiding in the clouds, lets hope it stays for the day. We have made it through the first week of term 6. Wow that week has gone by fast. Today we are going to do our usual wake up shake up start, followed by our daily phonics. Today I am going to be adding our weekly spelling and this will be added each day. We are going to look at the Zoo book again followed by some math's where we will be looking at great than, less than and equal too numbers. Science today will be sorting living and not living things, which will be fun. 

 

As it's Friday the weekly Kahoot Quiz has gone live and will be live until 3PM. Click on the link and then enter the game pin 02039276. Write your first name, the initial of your surname and then your class so we can tell who is the winner.

 

                                                  

Good luck!

Let's start our day in the usual way, with a little giggle!

 

                                         

Lets wake up and get our bodies moving and our brains working this morning ready for the day.

 

                               

Well done, that was great! Now we are ready for you day of learning.

Phonics

 

 Click on the images and follow the link.

 

Your year 1 phonics lesson starts at 10.30 this morning, these are the sounds we would be doing together if we were in school. There is a lesson at 10 o'clock if you would like to revise and practice sounds you have already done and a lesson at 11.00 o'clock if you are working on blending your sounds to read words.

 

In this weeks spellings we are adding s for plural    trays, beads, planes, whales, bee's, seats, knees, trees, fields.

 

 

                                 

Click on the image to watch the video about adding 's'

 

English

This week we have been looking at the book Zoo by Anthony Browne. Today we are looking at the part when Dad tells a joke. Does your Dad tell jokes? Have another read of the page to refresh your mind.

 

                                                   

Today we would like to hear from you with your funnest jokes. Can you make some of your own jokes? You can write them down and then draw a picture to accompany your joke. Make them funny and colourful.

You could possibly start your joke with

Knock, Knock ........................

What do you get if .................

Why did the ...........................

 

Have a go! Send in your work to the usual email. We cant wait to see them.

 

Maths

 

This week we have been looking at place value. We are going to be continuing that today by looking at greater than, less than and equal too. Click the link to watch the short video with a song explaining the meanings of the symbols.

 

                                    

 

You are ready to have a go at the activities below. You can watch the video again to help you. Remember the crocodile always eats the greater number!

Well done, don't forget you can send in your work using the usual email address. We are looking forward to seeing it!

Science

 

Today we are going to be looking at whether things are living or not living. We are going to be sorting objects in each list. Watch the video below by clicking on the image to follow the link.

 

                       

 

 

Have a look at the activities below. Can you sort the pictures into the right columns? You can do this by drawing and copying the images. Can you add to the list? Have a look around your home and see what objects you can find and add them to your work. You can take pictures on a camera and add them to your work or you could draw them.

 

                  

 

Send in your pictures to the usual email address, I wonder if you can find an object to add that nobody else would think of. Were looking forward to seeing your amazing work.

We hope you have had a great day of learning and have had fun sorting through living things and non living things. Also we hope you have made everyone laugh with your jokes we are really excited to see your hard work.  You have all worked very hard this week, we are so proud of you all and look forward to seeing you all when we can.

You could end your day reading a book of your choice to your adult, do you have a book that you would like to share with everyone? Let us know if you do in the usual way.

We end our day with a prayer so if you would like to join us in the daily prayer you can click on the image to follow the link.

 

 

Have a fantastic weekend and we will see you all on Monday with a fresh new week.

 

 

 

 Mrs Bourdillon, Mrs Jewel and Mrs Barnes

 

 

 

Thursday 4th June

 

Good morning everyone,

 

Where has the sun gone? I do hope it comes back soon to brighten our sky. In the meantime we will have to make our day as bright as we can. We can start with a little smile with today's joke! laugh                                                           

 

                                          

Were walking on sunshine this morning!!

 

 

Did you enjoy that? I hope you did. It has put a smile on my face and has definitely brightened up my morning.

Phonics

 

   

 

Your Year 1 phonics lesson starts at 10:30 this morning, these are the sounds we would be doing together if we were in school. There is a lesson at 10 o'clock if you would like to revise and practise sounds you have already done and a lesson at 11:00 if you are working on blending your sounds to read words.

English

 

Today we are following on from yesterday where we looked at the front cover of Zoo by Anthony Browne. How did you get on with your designs for your own front cover? Today we are going to be looking at the first pages of the story. Click on the picture to hear the story.

 

                                           

 

Today we would like to hear about your trips. Can you write about a trip you have been on with your family. Remember to write about where you went, who you went with and what wonderful adventures you had. Don't forget your full stops and your capital letters! smiley

Maths

 

Today we are going to be looking at using part/part whole to make numbers to 100. Watch the video to give you an example. Click the picture to follow the link.

 

                                          

 

Now have a go at the following questions.

 

Geography

 

We are going to be looking at zoo animals today. There are lots of different animals in the zoo. Some Zoos not only have the furry kind that we all know and love but some also have reptiles and aquatic marine life. Can you choose your favourite zoo animal? Can you research that animal and write about it. Don't forget to include where they come from.

 

                                          

 

We really hope you have enjoyed today's learning and that you have had lots of fun researching zoo animals and where they come from. Maybe you could now find a book about a zoo and read with your adult. Maybe you could share that book with us at school by sending a picture to the usual email address. 

 

Enjoy the rest of your day.

 

Mrs Bourdillon, Mrs Jewel and Mrs Barnes  wink

   

 

 

Wednesday 3rd June 

 

Good morning year ones.

Happy Wednesday, ​​​​​​

Lets get started by having a wake up shake up

 

 

 Phonics

 

 

Remember to log in at 10.30 and then again at 11.00 for your daily Phonics lesson.

English

Today we are going to look at the front cover Zoo by Anthony Browne. Look at the image below, can you design a different front cover for the book? Think about different animal skins or perhaps your favourite animal. You could include a picture of your family.

 

 

 

Don't forget to send in your front cover design to the class email, I'm looking forward to seeing your amazing creations.

Maths: Today we are looking at number frames. We are making two digit numbers using tens frames and tens and ones. Have a go at the following activities.

P.E

Today we are going to count in 2's and 5's as we do our star jumps, skips and squats.

 

 

Hope you have a great Wednesday. Maybe you could end your school day with a prayer. We're looking forward to hearing from you.

Mrs Jewel, Mrs Bourdillon and Mrs Barneswinklaughlaugh

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 2nd June 2020

Good Morning Year Ones

Welcome to our new blog posts which will be updated daily by Mrs Barnes. Mrs Jewell and Mrs Bourdillon are now full time in school but will pop in every now and again to say Hello on the blog.  We will still be receiving emails on the class email address and looking to see what you are getting up to daily.

As our topic this term is Going to the Zoo we would love to hear any animal/bird/fish joke you may know.  Send them to us on the usual email address.  Here's one to start you off:

Let's start our day with a Party Under the Sea

Phonics

Your Year 1 phonics lesson starts at 10:30 this morning, these are the sounds we would be doing together if we were in school. There is a lesson at 10 o'clock if you would like to revise and practise sounds you have already done and a lesson at 11:00 if you are working on blending your sounds to read words.

English

After your visit to Chester zoo yesterday, make a list of the animals you saw and write a postcard to one of the animals or their keeper! Things to include in your postcard: questions for the animal/keeper you want to ask: food,their routines, if they miss being in their country. Things you liked about where they live at the zoo, things you enjoyed seeing them do. Don't forget to thank them for a wonderful time and explain what you loved the most about the tour! Did you have a favourite animal you could describe?

If you need to remind yourself, just click the blue frog to go to the website, click accept all and scroll down the page for the videos and hours of the live web cam! 

Maths

This week we will be learning about place value to 100 and will be learning about using number lines to support our working out of number problems.  Watch BBC learn screens by clicking on the image below then answer the questions below.

 

R.E.

This term we will be learning about Judaism and will be considering who is Jewish and what do they believe?

 

Click the image below to watch a video about a Jewish home. Watch and listen carefully. What things are different in a Jewish home to your home? Make a poster to show the important differences.

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PHONICS

Click the IMAGE above to go to the Department for Education's phonics lessons!

Soumya's and Mrs Finn’s group

watch the 10:00 am video for phase 3 & 4

All other groups, including Mr Hazelby’s

watch the 10.30 am video for phase 5

If videos, don’t play, you can still go to phonics play.co.uk to practise there!

ENGLISH

Virtual Tour of Chester Zoo: visit Chester’s famous zoo! As you go around the zoo, make a list of the animals you see. What is beautiful about them? Can you find out what sounds they make?

What are their living spaces like? Click the image to go to the zoo! 

Animal Shapes!

Look at the animals made out of shapes in these pictures. Which shapes can you see? Which animal do they make? Now make or draw your own animal from shapes!

Math: Place Value

MAKE AN ANIMAL MASK FOR THE LION KING!

Look at the masks these actors and actresses are wearing? What are they made from? How did they make them?

Look at the video below to see how to make an animal mask! Take a photo of you wearing your mask and send it to your teacher! Which animal will you choose to make?

How to make an animal face mask using paper plate for school project and activity.

May Half Term Week beginning 25th May

Become a scientist for a week this half term with the amazing online Discovery Week from the Crick.

From 25 - 30 May, they’ll be bringing you and your family new activities and events to keep you having fun every single day!

Tune in at 11am on our website every day and see what's new – but don’t worry if you miss it, everything apart from the quiz will be on the website for you to catch up with later.

Friday: The Kahoot quiz is live until 3pm today. Will you guess which one is Mrs Jewell as a baby? Click on the link and type in the Game pin 02320436.  Write your first name, the initial of your surname and then your class so that we can tell who is the winner.

Friday 22nd May

Good morning Swifts.

Mrs Jewell is having some internet technical problems this morning and she will update her blog when she gets into the school this morning. You can have a look at Swallows blog if you would like to get started on activities. Mrs Bourdillon wink

Thank you Mrs Bourdillion, well Hello everyone.  I am sorry it took me a while longer to sort out our page this morning.  How are you all?  What an unusual Term 5 we have had, haven't we?  Thank you for sharing all the wonderful learning you have been doing at home.

We have this message to share with you from Mrs Evans this morning.

Today marks the beginning of a 9-day prayer pilgrimage known as Novena. It is being celebrated by the Diocese of Canterbury. Every day they are posting prayers and short outlines for you to take a moment and reflect, pray, be thankful and still. It's aimed at families and is appropriate for adults to use alone and also with children. I have added a link in the Prayer for the Day section(click on the image to take you there) on our Christian Distinctiveness tab which I will update daily for the next 9 days.

Please have a look at Swallows class blog here for the English, Maths and Science activities for today.

 

In addition I would like us to think about what 'social distancing' means for us and what we understand by it.  Some of us will begin seeing friends at a 'social distance' in the parks or out on walks, and some of us might be returning to school sometime in June.  How do we show our friends they are still important to us even though we need to keep a distance between us?  How will we play games? I would like you to spend time over the half term holiday talking through your ideas with your adults. And then, if you are happy to share your ideas, I would like you to design posters to tell others about ways in which we can enjoy spending time with our friends while keeping a safe distance between us. If you ask your adult to email the posters to me I will print them out at school. Thank you.

I hope you all have a wonderful half term with your families Swifts. I shall look forward to hearing about all the things you get up to.

ART LESSON ONLINE

Click on the link below to become part of the World's largest online Art lesson with artist Rob Biddulph who is an illustrator. You will recognise some of his illustrations below. Click on the link to register your email to be part of the lesson TODAY - Thursday 21st May at 4pm

Thursday 21st May 2020

Good Morning Swifts

Have you ever wondered .... 

                                               .......     Act like a nut! Ha Ha

Right time to be a little footloose and fancy free this Thursday morning 

 

PHONICS

our Year 1 phonics lesson starts at 10:30 this morning, these are the sounds we would be doing together if we were in school. There is a lesson at 10 o'clock if you would like to revise and practise sounds you have already done and a lesson at 11:00 if you are working on blending your sounds to read words.

ENGLISH

I would like you to have another little think about the adventure 

Hannah and the Gorilla had and use it as a springboard for writing your own adventure story. You could present your adventure in a comic layout (see the layout example here). 

Which animal would you like to go on an adventure with?  Where would you go? What would you like to see and do? 

  

 

MATHS

In Maths today we are revisiting our learning about the days of the week. 

BBC Bitesize has a teach screen for you to watch then complete the online Days of the Week quiz on the same page.

Now have a go at completing this table.

 

 

TOPIC

I would like you to ask your adult to help you research Gorillas and then create a fact file to show what you have found out. Which country and continent do you find gorillas? What habitat do they live in? What do they like to eat? You can present your learning anyway you like. Here is a video to start you off.

Gorilla | Amazing Animals

You may find these words useful when writing up your facts.  Talk to your adult about what each of them mean before you use them.

Have a great day.

 

Wednesday 20th May 2020

Good Morning Swifts

 

 

 

       ...................................................     nothing it just waved!

 

 

So I have this feeling that today is going to be a really good day, what do you think?

PHONICS

Your Year 1 phonics lesson starts at 10:30 this morning, these are the sounds we would be doing together if we were in school. There is a lesson at 10 o'clock if you would like to revise and practise sounds you have already done and a lesson at 11:00 if you are working on blending your sounds to read words.

ENGLISH

Today I would like you to write a Thank You letter from Hannah to the Gorilla, for the wonderful adventure they had together. 

Now imagine you were Hannah writing a letter to the gorilla to say thank you for the adventure and explaining how you felt and the wonderful things you enjoyed. What did you see, feel, hear, smell that made you happy? What memories will you keep forever about this night?

MATHS

This week we learning to read the time: o'clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to.

For today's task I would like you to show a time on each clock and then write what you do at that time of day.

Tuesday 18th May 2020

Good Morning Swifts

I was so lovely to chat to your parents yesterday and to hear you are all happy and well. 

Here's my question for today ... 

Two's-Day!

PHONICS

Your Year 1 phonics lesson starts at 10:30 this morning, these are the sounds we would be doing together if we were in school. There is a lesson at 10 o'clock if you would like to revise and practise sounds you have already done and a lesson at 11:00 if you are working on blending your sounds to read words.

ENGLISH

When we retell a story we think about the order of events in the story and then tell the story in sequence.  I would like you to tell the story of Hannah and Gorilla's evening out (see the pictures below). Draw a comic to show the adventure they had in order of the events as they happened. Include 3 to 6 things that you think were important in the adventure and make sure they are in order.  Try use words like first, then, next, after that, finally to sequence your sentences.

MATHS

Still image for this video
Telling the time - quarter to and quarter past.

Write down the time each clock is showing on the line underneath.

RE

How do Muslims pray?

Watch the video to answer the question. When you finish watching, you could show what you’ve learnt by designing a poster showing the places Muslims can pray, what Muslims do before and during prayer. Then think about the special times that you have for prayer or reflection.

Yoga for Kids!

PHONICS

Your Year 1 phonics lesson starts at 10:30 this morning, these are the sounds we would be doing together if we were in school. There is a lesson at 10 o'clock if you would like to revise and practise sounds you have already done and a lesson at 11:00 if you are working on blending your sounds to read words.

ENGLISH

Hannah wanted to her dad to take her to the zoo but he was always too busy doing something else and so she often felt disappointed. Today I would like you to think about a time when you felt disappointed. What made you feel that way? How did you make yourself feel better? Did someone else help you? Did you overcome the disappointment like Hannah?

Can you use because in any of you sentences to explain your reasons?

  

MATHS

This week we will continue learning to read the time on an analogue clock.  I know it has been a while since we talked about the time on our classroom clock but can you remember what we measure time in?

Yes, that's right: years, months, days, hours, minutes and seconds. Today we will be looking at o'clock and half past.

 

BBC BITESIZE : How to tell the time.

Hours and Minutes

Still image for this video

Half Past

Still image for this video

Now have a go at making a paper plate/ card clock face.  Where does the long hand point to for o'clock and for half past?

ART & DT

To end off our busy Monday I would like you to design a board game to play with your family. 

To do this you will need to:

  1. Before you start building your game you need to first need to decide what kind of board game you want to build. 
  2. Sketch It Out.
  3. Build or decorate the board
  4. Make your game pieces.
  5. Decide on the rules for play.
  6. Have fun with your family!

  

Have a super evening.

Here are some new learning packs to download for online safety at home. On this page there are a selection of simple 15 minute activities to do with your child:

Friday 15th May 2020

Good Morning Swifts

What a busy Week it has been! Let's end on a high note ...Miss Flisher has organised a fun Kahoot! quiz for us all to take part in and I would love Swifts to win. The 'Pets of ABC Kahoot Quiz' is now live until 3pm today! To enter go to   and enter the game PIN: 01976613. When asked to put in your nickname please put your first name, initial of surname and then your class e.g. John F Nightingales. Any entries without this type of nickname won't be accepted. One entry per person. Go! Go! Go!

 

Before we start our learning today. let's spend a little quiet 

reflection time looking at the prompts from Mrs Evans and thinking about our week.  This week's daily Prayer and Reflection posts have been about happiness, beauty, creativity,  laughter and thinking of ways to make our own and other people's days brighter. Today's reflection asks "I wonder how you could celebrate being creative today?"  Ask your adult to download the PowerPoint for you to read through together and think about how you could show your creativity today.

Please take part in this project:

Today is the last day to record your Looking to the Rainbow song and send it to Miss Sutherland.  Full details of what to do can be found here.

 

PHONICS

Your Year 1 phonics lesson starts at 10:30 this morning, these are the sounds we would be doing together if we were in school. There is a lesson at 10 o'clock if you would like to revise and practise sounds you have already done and a lesson at 11:00 if you are working on blending your sounds to read words.

ENGLISH

For today I would like you to plan a birthday party.  It can be for yourself, or your best friend or another member of your family. Who will you invite? What are you going to have to eat? Will there be a magician? A disco? Games? How will people dress at the party? Make a list of all the things you will need to do for the party and then design an invitation to send out to your guests.

MATHS

Can you solve the challenges using what you know about finding fractions of amounts. Remember: fractions are equal parts of a whole group.

Who has more?

Jack or the Giant?

 

SCIENCE

Do you remember the story of the three little pigs who built their houses from different materials ... straw, sticks and bricks? Thinking about the properties of the materials they used, would you like to have a go at the Three Little Pigs STEM challenge and test out which materials are best for building strong houses?

 

Can you build houses from:

  • Sticks
  • Straws – plastic and paper
  • Marshmallows
  • Elastic bands
  • Cardboard
  • LEGO
  • Squeezy bottle or small fan to use as wind
  • Sugar cubes

 

Try spraying each with water and observing what happens. Can you make predictions first?

Can you test how stable the houses are by giving them a shake?

What other materials could you build a house from?

 

And that rounds up our week, let me know what you find out from your investigations.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend at home with your families.

Thursday 14th May 2020

Good Morning Swifts

[Because she was a little horse! Ha Ha]

Speaking of singing ... have you recorded your Looking to the Rainbow song and sent it to Miss Sutherland yet?  Full details of what to do can be found here.

 

Wake Up Shake Up

 

PHONICS

Your Year 1 phonics lesson starts at 10:30 this morning, these are the sounds we would be doing together if we were in school. There is a lesson at 10 o'clock if you would like to revise and practise sounds you have already done and a lesson at 11:00 if you are working on blending your sounds to read words.

ENGLISH

On these pages of the book Gorilla by Anthony Browne, we discover it was Hannah's birthday. How do you think Hannah felt when Dad asks her if she wants to go to the zoo? Write about one of your birthday experiences. What did you do?  How did you feel? What was the funniest part? Who went? What games and activities did you play? Who did you talk to and about what?

MATHS

To find the fraction of an amount we would divide (share) it into equal amounts.  The denominator tells us how many we are dividing(sharing) by. So one half of eight would be 8 shared into two equal groups or one quarter of twelve would be 12 shared into four equal groups.

Finding fractions of amounts

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PSHE

Today we are looking ahead and thinking about what we'd like the future to be. 

I know some of you have been keeping dream/wish jars and writing little notes to put in them about all the things you are looking forward to once Lockdown is lifted. So today's PSHE is much like that. What are you looking forward to? It could be something simple like playing a game you love with your friends or visiting a place you've always wanted to go. It could be what you're thinking about the summer holidays and eating ice-creams on the beach.  It might be visiting family you haven't seen in a long time. Write about or draw what you are looking forward to, your wishes, your hopes, your aspirations. Perhaps you could make a little dream jar for yourself if you haven't already done so.  Then I'd like you to have a little think about what would you like to see happen in the future? Is there anything you’d change?

Wednesday 13th May 2020

Good Morning Everyone

Are you ready for a Wednesday WAKE Up Shake Up? Well then let's not waste any more time ...

PHONICS

Your Year 1 phonics lesson starts at 10:30 this morning, these are the sounds we would be doing together if we were in school. There is a lesson at 10 o'clock if you would like to revise and practise sounds you have already done and a lesson at 11:00 if you are working on blending your sounds to read words.

ENGLISH

Today we are going to re-read the first few pages of Gorilla, looking closely at the illustrations for clues.  While you are reading it I would like you to think about Hannah. What does she look like? What does she like doing? How do you know? How does she feel? Where does she live, who does she live with and what does this tell us about her?

When you have finished reading I would like you to write a character description about Hannah. Remember to use adjectives in your descriptive writing and to think about her personality and circumstances, not just her appearance. 

MATHS

I really like the way Viktor is showing his understanding of finding fractions of amounts by sharing a number of objects into equal groups.

  

For today's learning I would like you to watch the White Rose Lesson 3 video on finding a quarter then click on the pink 'Get the Activity' button to open the worksheet on finding a quarter of amounts.

Now have a go at completing this worksheet.

P.E.

Our focus for this week's PE is dribbling and kicking the ball. Watch the video lesson carefully and practise the skills when you're ready. 

Hope your Wednesday is wonderful Swifts.  I shall look forward to seeing what you get up to.

Tuesday 12th May 2020

Good Morning Swifts

Did you all have a good Monday?  It was my eldest daughters' birthday yesterday, they turned 21 and so I made them a cake to celebrate.

I know some of you have had a birthday in lockdown already and some of you are planning for an upcoming birthday (a bit like Hannah in Gorilla).

What will you have for your cake?

 

 

I've asked the Posh Pooch to help us with our Wake Up Shake Up this morning.  Which reminds me. how are you all getting on with your 2s, 5s and 10s times tables?

 

PHONICS

Remember your Year 1 phonics lesson starts at 10:30 this morning, these are the sounds we would be doing together if we were in school. There is a lesson at 10 o'clock if you would like to revise and practise sounds you have already done and a lesson at 11:00 if you are working on blending your sounds to read words.

ENGLISH

Below are some illustrations from Gorilla.  I would like you to look closely at them and think how what Hannah might be thinking or feeling in each of the pictures. Where is she in each of the illustrations?  What clues do the illustrations give us how she is feeling? Draw thought bubbles to record Hannah's thoughts and feelings. Give a reason for you answer using because ;  for example. "I am feeling lonely because my father is always so busy doing other things."

MATHS

We are continuing to learn about fractions?  When would it be useful to know about using fractions at home? If are a family of four what fraction would you cut your pizza into?  If you wanted to share your apple with your brother or sister what would you cut your apple into?

Here is a activity booklet with a selection of fraction activities for you to work on a home. If you have a printer at home ask your adult to please print it for you, if not then open the PDF and copy the questions down.  Let me know how you get on. 

Year 1 Maths Fractions: Learning from Home Activity booklet

R.E.

Why is the Mosque such an important place for Muslims?

Watch the video and design a poster to show what you have learned.

Monday 11th May 2020

Good Morning Swifts 

I hope you have had a wonderful weekend.  Did your family or neighbours do anything to celebrate VE day on Friday? Thank you for all the jokes you have been sending in.  I shall put up one each morning so we can start our day off with a laugh.  First one up this week is from Viktor.

Hee Hee that's a good one Viktor laugh

Let's get moving ....Banana Banana Meatball

PHONICS

Remember your Year 1 lesson starts at 10:30 this morning, these are the sounds we would be doing together if we were in school. There is a lesson at 10 o'clock if you would like to revise and practise sounds you have already done and a lesson at 11:00 if you are working on blending your sounds to read words.

ENGLISH

The story we will be reading this week is Gorilla by Antony Browne.

Look at different images of the book Gorilla below. What do you think the story is going to be about? Talk to your adult about down your ideas.

    

What do you know about Gorillas? Write down any facts you know or find out about Gorillas.

MATHS

This week our Maths learning will focus on fractions.  Watch this teaching video on halves and quarters then have a go at answering the questions below.

D.T.

Today I would like you to design and make a puppet.  There are some example of different kinds of paper or pop up puppets you could make.

Have a marvellous Monday Swifts.

Friday 8th May 2020

Good Morning Swifts

Today people all over the UK and in other countries of the world will turn their thoughts and attention to the 75th anniversary of VE day. This is a very important and historical day because back in 1945 it marked the end of World War II in Europe.

Thursday 7th May 2020

Good Morning Swifts

Eddy was the first up to send in a joke to share with us all, thank you for making me laugh Eddy!

         

 

I shall have to remember this when we are back in our classroom and I'm waiting to do the register.laugh

 

Let's start today with a little quiet reflection time. 

                                                     

This week's daily Prayer and Reflection posts have been about Being Kind. Today's reflection challenges us to think about "What effect might my kindness have on those around me today?"  Ask your adult to download the PowerPoint for you to read through together and think about who you could show kindness to today.

PHONICS 

How are your phonics lessons going Swifts?

Are you using your sounds to help you decode new words?

Year 1 lesson starts at 10:30 this morning, these are the sounds we would be doing together if we were in school. There is a lesson at 10 o'clock if you would like to revise and practise sounds you have already done and a lesson at 11:00 if you are working on blending your sounds to read words.

ENGLISH

Today I would like you to design and  make a poster for an advert for a toy. Your aim is to persuade other children to buy this toy. Include because in your writing to say why the children should buy it. 

It could be a toy you have or it could be your own invention.  

These are the things you need to think about when designing a poster:

  • Use bright colours to attract attention
  • Big bold letters for the headings
  • Information about the toy and why children should buy it

Look at the advertisements below and see if you can pick out any key features in all of them.

MATHS

Here is a very useful Knowledge Organiser with the vocabulary you need to know to describe position and direction.  New words to talk to your adult about today are North, South, East and West. These are the points on a compass and are used to describe which direction something is facing.

Task 1: Hide a toy somewhere in you house then give your adult directions to find it.  Remember to use the correct vocabulary when giving them directions

Task 2: Click on challenges below to see what you have to do.

SCIENCE

Have a look at these shoes.  Are they all made from the same materials? Why not? Hint: think about when and where you would wear the different shoes. Would you wear slippers to walk to school? Why not? What materials are the different shoes made from?

 

  1. Why are some shoes made from rubber?
  2. Why are some shoes made from leather?
  3. Why are some shoes made from cloth?

 

I would like you to design a pair of shoes that would be suitable for wearing in the snow. You will need to think of the properties of different materials when you design your shoes.  You don't want to slip and fall in the snow or for your toes to get cold! Draw your shoes then label them explaining which materials you chose for your shoes and why.

 

I look forward to seeing your designs.

Have a great Bank Holiday Weekend. 

 

Wednesday 6th May 2020

What is on your agenda for today?

I'm going to be a joke collector and need your help.  I know how much we all love to laugh Swifts so I think we should share a joke a day.  Please send me your favourite joke .. you can write them down and decorate them or ask you adult to record you telling them.  Then send them to me and I will put one up on this class page every morning. 

Here's mine:

Why are fish so smart?

Because they live in schools ..ha ha ha

 

I thought it was about time we have a free choice SuperMovers Wake Up Shake Up this morning ... Which one would you like to do? Which is your favourite?

PHONICS 

How are your phonics lessons going Swifts?

Are you using your sounds to help you decode new words?

Year 1 lesson starts at 10:30 this morning, these are the sounds we would be doing together if we were in school. There is a lesson at 10 o'clock if you would like to revise and practise sounds you have already done and a lesson at 11:00 if you are working on blending your sounds to read words.

ENGLISH

Today I would like you to choose an old toy, research it and create a fact file about it.  When was it popular? What was it made of? Who designed and made it? Can you still find toys like it today? 

Dolls

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Jack-in-the-Box

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Matchbox Cars

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Rocking Horse

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Here are some ideas to get you started.

 

MATHS

We are going to continue our learning on position and direction. Today we are going to focus on giving directions using 

left    right    quarter turn    forward    back

To start off set up an activity similar to the one in this video and have a go at following or giving someone else instructions on how to get from one point to another in your house. 

Now can you write down some directions for Charlie to get from his house to school, using the correct vocabulary?

P.E.

Your PE challenge for today is to make up a striking game and then explain rules so others can try your game out. But, before you begin watch this video about different striking skills. Think about which you want to include in your game.  You can make your game simple or complicated, for 2 players or more-you decide. 

Hope your Wednesday is Wonderful Swifts wink

Tuesday 5th May 2020

Good Morning Swifts

What are you going to put on your list for CHOOSE-DAY?

 

First up I'm going to choose to Wake Up and Shake Up my body and brain so I can get ready for my day. laugh

PHONICS

How are you finding the Letters and Sounds phonics lessons children? Remember the Year 1 lesson starts at 10:30 this morning, these are the sounds we would be doing together if we were in school. There is a lesson at 10 o'clock if you would like to revise and practise sounds you have already done and a lesson at 11:00 if you are working on blending your sounds to read words.

Click on the picture to take you to the lesson videos.

 

ENGLISH

Today we are going to create a toy timeline. Have a look at the one below and then see if you can make your own toy timeline with your toys, your parents toys and maybe your grandparents toys. Could you add in the years 1960, 1978, 1996, 2005, 2015, 2020? Maybe even earlier dates!  The is called sequencing events.  It's a like telling a story about how toys change over time.  All events in history can be recorded on Timelines.  Do you remember the Big Frieze on our classroom wall.  That is a timeline of the events in the Bible.

MATHS

Today I have some position and direction questions for you to answer or to draw.  Remember the language we use to describe turns.

Here are your questions, you might find it useful to use an object to make each turn before your describe it. (Click on each picture to make it larger and clearer to read)

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Look at the clip below and find out who Muhammed (PBUH) is. Why is he so important to Muslims?

Have an awesome day Swifts.

Monday 4th May 2020

Good Morning Swifts

Have you all had a great weekend with your families?  Remember if you have any news for Monday morning circle time news round then ask your adult if they would please email it to me and I will put it on the home learning blog for your friends to see.

 

Right, I thought we could kick start this week's learning with a little Zumba with Dovydas to get the blood flowing and to wake up our bodies and brains.

PHONICS

 

ENGLISH

Today I would like you to  think about how are our toys different from those in the past. You could draw up a table to compare the OLD and NEW toys and then write a few sentence to describe your finding.

Comparing Toys

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MATHS

In Maths this week we are going to be exploring position and movement so that we can give directions.  Here are a few key words you will need to know for this unit of work.  Discuss these words with your adult.

Right let's get up and moving while Hip Hop Granny helps us practise our position and direction learning.

Well done Swifts. 

Now have a go at answering these questions describing turns.

 

DT 

For D.T. today we have a project challenge. Can you make a moving toy out of junk modelling resources? Ask your adult to help you research different ways to make a junk model toy move.  Maybe you could use elastic bands or balloons or make your own wheels & axles or syringes or blow through a straw... the list is endless.  Do a little research, see what resources you have at home and get creating!

Have a marvelous Monday Swifts, I shall look forward to seeing what you all get up to.

Friday 1st May 2020

And I have an important notice for you, Swifts class families

Now let's take some of that awesomeness and use it to Wake Up and Shake up our body and brain for today's learning.

ENGLISH

Dave was helped by different people in the story.  Do you remember our school story about The Good Samaritan? I'd like to hear about a time that you helped someone or someone helped you with something difficult. What did they help you with? How did they help you? How did you ask them? How were you feeling? Were you or they successful in helping? How did everyone feel in the end? 

Try to include adjectives and adverbs to make your sentences more descriptive.

MATHS 

 

I have some multiplication and division word problems I would like you to answer for me today Swifts. Remember to use all your strategies to help you solve the problems.  You may what to collect things to group or share (see how Sophie has used beads to answer questions) or you may want to draw pictures or use the bar model to help you find the answer.

 

 

1. Joe makes 5 trays of cakes.

   There are 10 cakes on each tray. How many cakes did he make altogether?

   (You could show your working out like this)

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2. There are 10 children in a team. 

     How many teams could you make with 40 children?

      (Hint: make groups of 5) 

     

 

3. 12 children are at a party. They each eat 2 cakes.  

    How many cakes are eaten altogether?

   

4. One spider has 8 legs.                    

    How many legs will 5 spiders have?   

        

    

5. There are 7 days in one week.

    How many days are there in 5 weeks?  

        

 

6. How many toes do 4 children have altogether?

 

7. There are 24 worms in a bucket.

    Sam shares the worms fairly between 2 chickens.  

    How many worms does each chicken get?

                         

8. There are 4 wheels on one car. How many wheels will there be        on 10 cars?

 

 

 

SCIENCE

Swifts I have been wondering how long a paper cup will hold water for. I wonder if you could help me do a little investigation to find out?  You will need a few things to help you with this.

First you will need to make a paper cup. Here's how:

Method

  1. Make the paper cup.
  2. Fill it with water.
  3. Take note of the time.
  4. Set it into a container to hold it upright so no water spills over.
  5. Take photos or draw diagrams to record what happens to the paper cup over time.
  6. Check at regular intervals to observe what happens and record it..
  7. What conclusion did you come to? Is paper a good material for a cup? Why/ why not? 

 

Let me know what you find out Swifts.

Have a super duper weekend with your families.

Good Morning Swifts

We spotted a mummy fox (called a vixen) and her four baby cubs on the grassy banks behind the red court at ABC yesterday.  They looked so sweet playing and tumbling about on the grassy bank.  Have you noticed any new wildlife appearing outside your windows since you've been staying at home?

 

I thought we could ask the cheerleader to remind us of the days of  

the week for Wake Up Shake Up this morning.  Sometime when we are working and learning at home we can lose track of time can't we? What day is it today? What day was it yesterday? What day will it be tomorrow? Which day comes before Sunday?

 

PHONICS

ENGLISH

Imagine you are going to be part of the Fancy Dress parade at Bella's school fair. What will you be? An animal? A pirate? A princess or an alien? I'd like you to draw and label your costume for the fancy dress parade and then tell me a little about the parade.  Use because, so, but in your sentences to explain your ideas. What was the parade like? How did you and other people feel? What other things did you see and hear? How exciting was it? Did you win the fancy dress prize? You decide!

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MATHS

Today we are going to have a go at answering division questions by sharing a number of things into equal groups. First watch this video to remind you of the learning we have done so far and how we can use this learning to answer written questions or word problems.

[Parents at the start of the video is a mental and oral starter activity called a Flashback 4 which asks children four questions based on previous learning].

Now have a go at answering these questions to practise your learning so far this week.

 

 

 

ART

Do you remember our learning about Andy Warhol last week? Well today I would like you to to have a go at making your own version of a Warhol print. You could make a print of your toy or of your self. Keep your design to simple outlines when creating something to print with. 

To create your monoprint you will need:

  • paint
  • circle cardboard template
  • sponge brush 
  • tinfoil
  • cotton buds
  • old cloth
  • paper

Watch the video below to see how it's done.

Have a wonderful day Swifts.

Wednesday 29th April 2020

Good Morning Swifts,

Wow what a busy week it has been so far. I'm definitely needing a Wake Up Shake Up this morning!

PHONICS

Don't forget today's Letters & Sounds phonics lesson at 10:00 or 10:30 this morning.  

These lessons follow the same program that we would be doing if we were together in school at this time children, so whenever possible please trying learn from them every day.

 

ENGLISH

Today I would like you to write your own story about a LOST TOY. Remember every story has a beginning, a middle and an end. Use adjectives and adverbs to describe the characters and places in your story. Who are the main characters? How are they connected? How is the toy lost? How do the characters feel? What do they do? What happens? How do they find the toy?

Click on this picture to learn more about adjectives and how to use them.

MATHS

Today I would like you to think about all the investigating you have been doing in multiplying and dividing objects around your house. Look at the photos Edward sent in to show me. 

    

What do you notice about the relationship between your multiplication and division investigations? 

For today's Maths' task I would like you to show the relationship between multiplying and dividing by grouping objects in 10 and counting the groups. Write two sentences, make up a question and draw a picture to show the answer.

You can set out your work like this:

P.E.

For PE we are continuing to work on our ball control skills.  Here are some activities you can try at home.

Have a fabulous day Swifts.

Happy Happy Birthday Jude, we hope you are having a great day!

Tuesday 28th April 2020

Good Morning Swifts

I hope you are all happy and well.

Wake up your body with this energising workout and then why don't you make your own family morning routine workout. Different family members can take turns choosing an exercise, the number of times each exercise is done and, of course, the playlist.

PHONICS

Don't forget today's Letters & Sounds phonics lesson at 10:30 this morning.  

These lessons follow the same program that we would be doing if we were together in school at this time children, so whenever possible please trying learn from them every day.

ENGLISH

Today I would like you to create a storyboard, story map or cartoon, of the Dogger story.  Draw the pictures then write a sentence or two under each picture to tell the story in your own words. Remember when we map out a story it is important to put the events in order. What happened first? What happened next? How it the story end?  Do you remember we talked about using sequencing words that we call TIME ADVERBIALS? It would be great if you were able to include some time adverbials in some of your sentences.  For example you could write First mum looked under the bed, next she looked in the kitchen. Finally she looked under the stairs but Dogger was nowhere to be seen!

 

 

MATHS

We are continuing our learning about division by sharing things into equal groups today Swifts but before we talk about today's task let's get the Numberjacks to remind us what sharing things equally means.

So for today I would like you to show me how you shared different amounts of objects into 5 groups equally.

Then record your learning drawing a bar model and writing a division sentence like we did yesterday.

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And finally here is your reasoning challenge for today

Which of these numbers can be shared equally between 5 children?

How do you know?

Can you prove it with a picture?

Can you write a division sentence to show the sharing?

R.E.

In Islam these two stories, the  'Prophet and the Ants' and the story of 'The Crying Camel' are used to  teach that no matter how small or large creatures are,  they are all equally important.

Talk to your adult about ways that we could care for all creatures from the smallest to the largest, for example feeding our pets. Maybe you could create a bug hotel in your garden to show a way to care for even the smallest creatures. 

Looking forward to seeing what you get up to today Swifts, hope you have fun learning.

 

Monday 27th April 2020

Good Morning Swifts 

I hope you have had a wonderful weekend with your families. Did you complete the weekend 'homework' I set you to have fun? I would love to hear what you did.

Are you ready for this morning's Wake Up Shake Up? I thought we could ask Ben to teach greetings in french and Hip Hop Granny has a helpful reminder about using capital letters and full stops.

 

PHONICS

The first in the series of Letters and Sounds phonics lessons will start at 10:30 this morning. Follow the Year 1 lesson video children, as these are the sounds we would be doing together of we were in school. There is a lesson at 10 o'clock is you would like to revise and practise sounds you have already done.

Click on the picture to take you to the lesson videos.

ENGLISH

Today I would like you to write a character description about Dave or Bella in the Dogger story we read last week. You may want to listen to the story again remind you who Dave and Bella are and what they are like. Then watch this helpful video on describing a character before you begin to write..

MATHS

We are going to begin learning about division by sharing things into equal groups this week Swifts, and much in the same way we explored multiplication I would like you to start with exploring ways you can show sharing a number of objects into two equal groups. Look at this example below. 

A way we can also record our learning is by using the Bar Model to show sharing into equal groups.

So your task for today is to explore sharing different amounts of objects into two equal groups then have a go at recording your learning using a bar model.

 

Here are your word problem challenge cards for today.

HISTORY

In History today we are going to think about toys from the past and there are two parts to today's learning.  First I would like you to create. with photographs or your own drawings,  a timeline of your life starting at when you were a baby then when you were a 1 year old then 2 years old until now.  Talk to your adult about each point of your timeline and what did you like to play with. Have your choices changed over time? Do you like the same things now you are 6 years as when you were 1 year old?

   

Next, if possible, I would like to you to have a conversation with one of your grandparents (or parents) about what toys they played with when they were your age. What did they look like?  What were they made of? How did they play with them? What did they like most about them? 

   

Let me know what you find out!

Have a great day Swifts.

Friday 24th April 2020

Good Morning Swifts

It's FRIDAY ...  only one more day of Home School then time to relax over the weekend.

You have been amazing this week so give yourselves a big pat on the back and your adults a huge Thank You for all their help. 

Your homework task for the weekend is to 

 

Before we begin with our Wake Up Shake Up I would like to remind you to check the Daily Reflection and Prayer page on our school website (the butterfly will take you to it).  Mrs Evans updates it everyday with something to encourage us and make us think.  If you have a prayer and you are willing to share it with others in our school please send it to Mrs Evans via the contact form on the Reflection and Prayer page.

 

Right let's get moving ...  

On Monday we will be starting with the new PHONICS teaching program but for today I would like you to revise the ee/ea/ey sound.

ENGLISH

For English today you may want to listen to the story of Dogger by Shirley Hughes again (See the Dogger video on Wednesday's learning page). While you are watching the story I would like you to choose a character and to think about how they might be feeling and what they might be thinking in different parts of the story.  Then I would like you to write a diary entry from that characters point of view.

 

For example: if I were to pretend to be Bella writing something in my diary it might look a little like this.

Dear Diary 

What a day it has been! Dave has lost his precious Dogger and is feeling terribly sad. You know how much his loves Dogger. We have looked everywhere. Mum looked behind the cupboard, under the bed, in the kitchen and under the stairs. Dad searched the shed and in the garden. I helped them look too and took all the toys out of the toybox.  But he is nowhere to be found! Whatever can we do to cheer Dave up?

MATHS

You have been doing a lot of practical exploring of counting in 2s. 5s and 10s this week Swifts and that means you have been learning your multiplication tables!  Multiplication is another way of showing we are adding equal groups.  Let's use some of your examples to explain what I mean.

Jude use pairs of socks to show counting in 2s and hand prints to show counting in 5s. 

 

If I was to write number sentence to represent this learning I would write it like this.

2 + 2 + 2 = 6   OR

3 groups of 2 socks = 6 socks altogether   OR

3 x 2 = 6

 

To represent this picture in number sentences I would write 

5 + 5 + 5 + 5 = 20  OR

4 groups of 5 = 20 altogether   OR

4 x 5 = 20

Today I would like to record your learning (from your practical investigations of counting in 2s, 5s and 10s this week) in number sentences like those in my example.

Set out your work like this  :

 __ + __+ __ = ___

 __ groups of __ = ___ altogether

__ X __ = ___

[I will be emailing some Maths worksheets to your adult today, you do not have to do them all. They are there for you to use if you would like more opportunities to practise of multiplication as repeated addition]

SCIENCE

Our last lesson for today is Science and as we will be continuing our topic of Materials this term I would like you to collect examples of different types of materials around your home. Then think of word or phrase to describe their properties.  You could photograph or draw the material and then write the words  around it.  Is the material hard, soft, bendy, rough, smooth, silky, and so on? Does it bend? Does it float? Is it strong?

Properties of Materials

Have a FABULOUS Friday Swifts.  Can't wait to see what you get up to in your learning today!

Happy St. George's Day  23/04/2020

St George is the patron saint of England, a brave knight who fought a dragon! See how Sam & Matthew celebrate St Georges day and watch the story of George and the Dragon below.

 

Thursday 23rd April 2020

Good Morning Swifts

The week seems to be flying by so quickly don't you think?  How did we arrive at Thursday already?  We're nearing the end of the first week of Term 5 and from what I see you are doing an amazing job at home learning. I am terribly proud of you all Swifts class.

 

Here's a fun Wake Up Shake Up from Go Noodle's Moose Tube for you this morning.  How fast can you go?

 

 

 

 

PHONICS including an IGH challenge!

Click on the Phonics Play Pirate to take you to the the website where you will find games and resources to revise and practice the Phase 3 to Phase 5 sounds you have learnt in school. Then complete the challenge below.

ENGLISH

In English today I would like you to design and write clues for a TOY (Treasure) HUNT for your family. Writing clues is similar to writing command sentences so you will need to use Imperative Verbs when writing your clues. Remember we talked about command sentences in class.  We use them when we are telling someone to do something. Commands usually start with an imperative verb, also known as a 'bossy verb', because they tell someone to do something.

Here's a short clip from the BBC teach website to remind you about writing command sentences.

 

 

How to prepare your TOY (treasure) HUNT

Step 1:  Hide a toy somewhere in your house (or garden)

Step 2:  Write clues for your family to find the treasure toy

You could:

  • Draw a picture of the place and caption it explaining where the next clue can be found or,
  • Write a straight instruction such as ‘Look behind the sofa’ or,
  • Create a riddle for the position of the next clue like ‘I have arms and legs but I cannot move. I sit in front of the TV all day. Your next clue is behind me’ or,
  • Make your clues rhyme – ‘Your next clue can be found, if you look all around. Take lots of care and search under a chair’ or
  • Use a number of paces like in a pirate map style ‘Face the fridge, walk 5 paces forward and 3 paces left. Pick up the cushion’

Step 3:  Design a certificate for the winner

MATHS

We are working on our 10 times tables today so let's have fun counting in 10's with these funny little characters on the BBC Learn page.

 

Next I'd like you to make a 10x booklet.  Clear instructions on how to make the booklet can be found on the Top Notch website (click on the picture to take your there).  You may want to make one for your 2x and 5x tables too!

 

 

And hare are your two word problem Maths challenge cards for today.

ART

We're starting our Term 5 Art unit of work looking at POP ART and in particular the artist Andy Warhol. I'd like you to watch this video from the TATE kids and then do a little research to find 5 facts about Andy Warhol, who he is and what type of art is he known for.  I would also like to hear your opinion about Pop Art.  What do you like or dislike about it?

What is Pop Art? | Tate Kids

Hope you all have a wonderful day Swifts.  I shall look forward to seeing what you get up to later.

Wednesday 22nd April 2020

Good Morning Everyone

Who is loving the sunshine and blue skies we are having these days? Me too! It make's  me feel a little like Tigger wanting to bounce here,  there and everywhere which is why I've chosen Naomi's 'Believe' to start our Wake Up Shake Up this morning.  Such a happy song with an important reminder to believe in yourselves and know you can do great things.  

 

PHONICS & HANDWRITING

Click on the Phonics Play Pirate to take you to the the website where you will find games and resources to revise and practice the Phase 3 to Phase 5 sounds you have learnt in school. 

It's really important to keep up with your handwriting practise every day too Swifts. Think carefully about the way you are forming your letters when doing your English task.  Are you remembering finger spaces and are they sitting on the line, backs straight, tails hanging below? Don't forget to look in the SWIFTS HANDWRITING folder for handwriting 'how to's'.

 

ENGLISH

Today we are going to finish reading the the book Dogger by Shirley Hughes and then consider what characters in the story might say to each other in a conversation.

Think about the different events in the story.  At bedtime when Dave realises Dogger was missing what things could mum, dad or Bella say to Dave to comfort him? Or at the carnival when Dave was trying to explain to the stall holder that Dogger was not for sale and actually belonged to him? What would the stall holder say back?  What about when Dave and Bella were talking to the little girl who had bought Dogger, how could they convince her to give him to Dave? What words would they use to persuade her?

Your task for today is to choose a part of the story and to imagine what the characters might say to each other in conversation.  Remember that when we want to show a character is talking in our story, we put the words he/she is saying into a speech bubble or between speech marks.

MATHS

In Maths today we are going to investigate counting in 5's and the Posh Pooch is going to get our Maths brain warmed up with her counting in 5s super moves.

When do you think counting in fives would be useful? Why? Explain your reasoning to an adult.

Like yesterday's activity I would like you to show me your counting to 50 or 100 in fives. You could draw around your hands and five fingers or use paints to make hand print or do brass rubbing on 5p coins or make a clock face with 5 paper clips between each five minute interval.

 

Next I would like you to have a look at the BBC Learn website where there is a song and three activities I would like you to complete. Click on the picture to take you there.

And to finish off our Maths learning for today Swifts I have two word problem challenges for you to do. 

PE

Our focus for PE is Ball skills and here are some throwing and catching activities for you to try at home.

I hope you all have a wonderful day Swifts and I shall look forward to hearing from you.

Tuesday 21st April 2020

Good Morning Swifts

I have had the best email mailbox mail ever and am so enjoying hearing all your news Swifts. I want you to know that you are all missed... a lot! BUT by staying at home, I think you are doing an amazing thing at showing how much you care for others. What a great demonstration of our school values. And WOW - I am so impressed with the examples I have seen from yesterday's learning prompts so far. I shall update our home learning blog so you can all have a look at each others work too! 

You may have noticed a new TAB on the class front page call SWIFTS Weekly Timetable ... this is where you will find an overview of each weeks learning.  I will put a new timetable into this section every Monday morning from now on. 

 

Right, let's get ready for today's learning by warming up our body and brain. 

Here's Bridget the Lioness to start us off with the 2x Tables routine (click on the picture to take you there), what will you do next?  

 

PHONICS

Click on the Phonics Play Pirate to take you to the the website where you will find games and resources to revise and practice Phase 3 to Phase 5 sounds you have learnt in school.  It's really important to keep up with your phonics practice every day as this is a great way to improve your super duper reading Swifts.  

 

ENGLISH  

Watch and listen to the Dogger video on yesterday's blog again. 

 

Then I want you to have a think about if  your toy gets lost, you would want to find it as quickly as possible. To let people know your toy is lost, and to get the help of your community, it is a good idea to make a LOST TOY poster. A good lost toy poster includes a picture and some information about your toy. So your task for today is to pretend your favourite toy is LOST and to design a poster to let other people know it's missing and you'd like some help finding it.

 

MATHS

Our Maths learning today is all about counting in twos and the 2 times table.  What things around the house or on you, can you think of that belong in groups of 2? A set of two things used together is called a pair. For example  "a pair of gloves".

There's a story about animals walking into an ark two by two, do you remember which one it is?

Noah's Ark

How many animals did you see and count walking into the ark in this story?

For today's task I would like you to show me what counting in two's looks like.  You could collect up pairs of things around the house, photograph or draw them then label them in order. like this line of socks. Or you could design an activity like my little friend from Kiducation in the video below.

I know how creative you are Swifts so I look forward to seeing what you come up with.

How to count in 2s with fun, hands on learning.

And here's an extra challenge for you.  Another way we can represent counting in twos is using  2p coins.  This is different from pairs of things because it is one thing that represents a value of two.

So can you count in 2s to work out how much money I have in my jars? It would be great if you can find enough real coins to help you count!

      

          

Right put your thinking caps on for today's word problem Maths challenge ...

 

R.E

This term we are learning about Islam and are thinking about Who is Muslim and what do they believe?  Watch this video about Amina as she explains a little about the Islam faith.

The Five Pillars of Islam

Think about and discuss with your adult what you have learnt from Amina about the 5 pillars of Islam, then draw and label each pillar. Can you add a caption under each pillar explaining what it means.

Hope you have a wonderful day of learning today Swifts. 

I really look forward to seeing what you get up to.

 

Monday 20th April 2020

Good Morning Swifts and welcome to your fifth term of Year 1! I do hope you have all had a wonderful Easter break with your families. I have eaten far too many hot cross buns and too much chocolate, although I think Mrs Bone would say "There's no such thing as too much chocolate!"  What do you think?

 

Before we talk about the learning prompts for today let's warm up our body and brains with Jonny and Inel.  They have some good reminders about adjectives and adverbs which we could use in our English work today.

Mrs Bourdillon has written a detailed curriculum overview of what we will be learning this term which will be sent to your adults but I can tell you our topic is called the RISE OF THE ROBOTS and the theme is 

I'm pretty excited about what we have planned for this term!

 

To start us off I would like you to read a few pages from the book Dogger written by Shirley Hughes.  Don't worry if you haven't got a copy of the book because here is a video of it being read by the author herself which you can follow along and read too. (We will read more of the story tomorrow). After watching the video I would like you to take a photograph of your favourite toy and write 5 sentences describing it and explaining why it is your favourite toy. Remember we can use our senses to help us describe something.  What does it look like?  Does it make a sound? What does it sound like?  What does it feel like? And so on. Try extend some of your sentences using adjectives and conjunctions.  For example:

My favourite toy is a soft, scruffy,brown bear called Barely.  Barely is important to me because he used to belong to my sister Melly and she gave him to me to look after.

I would love to read all about your favourite toys so please ask your adult to email your written work and a photo of your toy to me on the swifts class email address. 

Shirley Hughes Reading Dogger

In Maths this week we will be learning more about multiplication and division starting tomorrow,  but first I would like to wrap up and summarise the learning we did at the end of last term on Measurement. Can you answer the questions on this quiz sheet?  Let me know how you get on.