Year 1

Guess what!

You can share the best bits of your learning with Mrs Jenkinson and Miss Vickery. Please ask your parents/carers to take a photo and email it to them at: year1@east-farleigh.kent.sch.uk


We cannot guarantee a reply to every email but we will read them all and may give you a special mention on our class page. Make sure you stick to our online safety rules (these are on our online safety page: https://www.east-farleigh.kent.sch.uk/key-information/online-safety

Welcome!

Welcome to our online classroom, we hope you enjoy the activities we set. Each day there will be new Maths, Writing, Reading, Phonics and Topic activities for you to complete at home. We will be checking your work daily and encourage parents to e-mail any excellent work completed at home to year1@east-farleigh.kent.sch.uk. Class Dojo will continue and we will regularly award points to children who are working hard at home.

Easter Holidays

2nd - 20th April 2020

Firstly, we just wanted to say a HUGE well done to all the children and parents for their hard work over the last week and a half. You have blown us away with your motivation and willingness to adapt to this change. We have felt nothing but pride during this time.

We hope you all have such a wonderful Easter Break, we only wish we could have had the opportunity to say that to you in person.

Over the Easter Holidays we would like you to complete a small project for us:

Below you will find the power-point lesson about a Hedgehog called Harry that we looked at in yesterday's Topic. He is looking for signs of Spring.

We hope you are able to go outside and have a walk with your family over Easter.

If you are able to go out please think of Harry and look out for signs of Spring.

Your project challenge this Easter is to make a poster with the title ‘Wow it's Spring!’. On the poster we would like you to draw and colour different signs of Spring.

If you would rather, you could fold a strip of paper into a zigzag shape and make a little book. You could then draw a different sign of Spring on each little page, or do a journey with Harry the Hedgehog looking closely at different new flowers, tadpoles, little bunnies or baby lambs.

Please take a photo of your poster/book and send it to us when you get a chance. We just want you to have fun and a lovely time with your families.

Take care and we are thinking of you all.

Best wishes from your Year One Team


Harry The Hedgehog - Signs of Spring.ppt


And now for the shout outs!

We have absolutely loved seeing your work from home, don't forget if you would like to show us your home learning you can e-mail us at:

Super special Shoutout today to Scarlett H for her amazing effort on MyMaths, Mollie for her hard work on ReadTheory and Roxie for her super spelling on the Spelling Shed. You can all have 1 Dojo point!

We are also awarding Dojo points daily to every child who completes their work on MyMaths and The Spelling Shed.


We couldn't help but share your absolutely wonderful houses for Harry the hedgehog, enjoy looking at each other's creations! :)

Miss Daniels found a lovely poem which we thought was a lovely, child-friendly way of explaining what's going on at the moment. We thought we'd share it with you to read to your child if you want:

The Time We Spring-Cleaned the World


The world it got so busy,

There were people all around.

They left their germs behind them;

In the air and on the ground.


These germs grew bigger and stronger.

They wanted to come and stay.

They didn’t want to hurt anyone -

They just really wanted to play.


Sometimes they tried to hold your hand,

Or tickled your throat or your nose.

They could make you cough and sneeze

And make your face as red as a rose.


And so these germs took over.

They started to make people ill,

And with every cough we coughed

More and more germs would spill.


All the queens and kings had a meeting.

“It’s time to clean the world up!” they said.

And so they had to close lots of fun stuff,

Just so these germs couldn’t spread.


We couldn’t go to cinemas

Or restaurants for our tea.

There was no football or parties,

The world got as quiet as can be.


The kids stopped going to school,

The mums and dads went to work less.

Then a great, big, giant scrubbing brush

Cleaned the sky and the sea and the mess!


Dads started teaching the sums,

Big brothers played with us more,

Mums were in charge of homework

And we read and played jigsaws galore!


The whole world was washing their hands

And building super toilet roll forts!

Outside was quiet and peaceful,

Now home was the place for all sports.


So we played in the world that was home

And our days filled up with fun and love,

And the germs they grew smaller and smaller

And the sun watched from up above.


Then one morning the sun woke up early,

She smiled and stretched her beams wide.

The world had been fully spring cleaned,

It was time to go back outside!


We opened our doors oh so slowly

And breathed in the clean and fresh air.

We promised thar forever and always

Of this beautiful world we’d take care!

Author ~ Louise Gribbons

Wednesday 1st April 2020

Good Morning Class 1!

Before we get started on today's work I just wanted to share a few of the lovely Rainbow photos you have sent in so far this week. It has made me feel so happy and positive seeing all the beautiful colours and how hard you have worked to create them.


English

Writing

We are all really familiar with the lenses we use for writing in school, and many of us are experts at sentence stacking too. Now it's time to join in with Jane and show your mums and dads what amazing writers you are - they can even join in too!

Super Sentence Stacking

with Jane Considine, author of The Write Stuff

https://bit.ly/2UmEU10

LESSONS START AT 9:45am - DON'T BE LATE!

Click on the picture of Jane to join her YouTube channel and take part in her super sentence stacking lessons every morning at 9:45am

English

Good morning Year One. Sending you a big thank you again for all the amazing home learning you are all doing,

You are wonderful! We hope you enjoy performing your rhymes today in English.

Yesterday you wrote your own version of the rhyme ‘Here we go round mulberry bush’. Today practice singing and doing the actions to your rhyme. Can you now perform it to your family? Perhaps your parents could film you performing your rhyme? You could even do this in the garden!

If you would like to extend this challenge you could now write your poem out very neatly in your best handwriting and illustrate your rhyme with a drawing of you and perhaps your family singing and doing the actions around the bush or tree. You could even hold this finished piece of writing up at the start of your video before then asking a family member to film you or you and your family performing the rhyme! The main idea is to have fun and enjoy moving your bodies as you carry out the actions.

Good luck!


Here is the link to the animated version if you wish to view it again:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-here-we-go-round-the-mulberry-bush/z7jgscw


Here we go round the mulberry bush

Here we go round the mulberry bush

The mulberry bush

The mulberry bush

Here we go round the mulberry bush

On a cold and frosty morning.

We rub our hands to keep us warm

Keep us warm

Keep us warm

We rub our hands to keep us warm

On a cold and frosty morning.

We stamp up and down to keep us warm

Keep us warm

Keep us warm

We stamp up and down to keep us warm

On a cold and frosty morning.

Here we go round the mulberry bush

The mulberry bush

The mulberry bush

Here we go round the mulberry bush

On a cold and frosty morning.

Phonics

Log in to your account on https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb

Each day you will be set a new sound to practice. We will be checking to see how many points you get each day and award Dojo points for those who are putting in great effort.

Your sounds/words to practice today are:

  • Green Group - oo (as in zoo)
  • Red Group - o-e split diagraph
  • Yellow Group - ir and ur

We would like you to spend 15 minutes on this per day. If you would like to do more to earn more points then of course that is ok!

You have access to two websites that you can use to choose your reading activity for the day:

Log on to www.readtheory.org and complete one comprehension activity, this should take 20 minutes and will automatically set tasks based on your previous scores.

OR

Log on to the Collins Big Cat e-books online website https://connect.collins.co.uk/school/portal.aspx and select student sign in. You will need to enter your: date of birth, first letter of your surname and year group.

When you are on the website you can choose your book band colour and access a wide range of books, have fun reading the stories and answering the questions based on the books. You should spend roughly 20 minutes on this.

Let us know how you get on! Don't forget, if you want to, you can listen to one of David Walliams stories every day on the link to the left.

Maths

Log in to your MyMaths account on https://www.mymaths.co.uk/

When you have logged in you will find an activity for you. These will be different every day and should take roughly 20 minutes.

We also encourage you to spend some time each day practising your number bonds to 20 and counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. It is really important that the children have a good knowledge of these for when they start year 2, it's never too early to start practicing! :)

Your activity on MyMaths today will be based on:

  • Counting on and back

OR

  • Multiplication

We are able to see your achievements on MyMaths and will be giving feedback and awarding Dojo points at the end of each day.

Topic

RE

In RE this term we have been learning about Easter and Spring. As it is the Easter holidays from tomorrow we thought it would be nice to have a look at this story about a hedgehog called Harry...

Harry The Hedgehog - Signs of Spring.ppt

Harry has been hibernating and now that it is Spring he is ready to come out of his nest. We thought it would be fun for you to design or make a new home for Harry the hedgehog to celebrate it being Spring. Have a think about what Harry might need in his home. Harry doesn't want to be hidden away in a nest for hibernation anymore, he wants to be able to enjoy the beautiful Spring weather.

You can either:

  • Design a home for Harry on a piece of plain paper, drawing all the lovely spring life you may find in your garden that Harry could use. If you do this please stick it in your green book with a title and the date.
  • Build a home for Harry in a shoe box or a small patch of your garden, by collecting different natural materials to make a cosy place for him to call home.

Remember, Harry is a hedgehog so his home must be made from natural things like twigs, grass/straw, flowers etc.

When you have designed or made your house for Harry we would love you to take a picture and send it to us. We will be giving a shout out tomorrow for the most creative.

P.E

It's Wednesday which means it's a P.E day! Every day at 9am Joe Wicks is doing a P.E session (for children and adults!) live on his Youtube channel. Parents you will need to help your child access this. For P.E today we would like you to tune in either at 9am or later in the day and complete the P.E session with Joe Wicks. They are roughly 20 minutes long.

It is also incredibly important to keep our minds healthy, as well as our bodies. Getting lots of regular fresh air and spending time in the sunshine will help with this. Make sure you are having some down time away from your school work to enjoy being at home with your family. Maybe you could play your favourite sport together in the garden?

We were so pleased to see how many of you enjoyed this last week and how many of you are choosing to join in with this every day! We have been doing it at home with our children too, it's great fun!

We had a fabulous suggestion from a parent to share pictures of Class 1 joining in with PE with Joe on our Virtual Classroom, thank you to everyone who sent pictures in, here they are!

Keep up the hard work everyone!

We have absolutely loved seeing your work from home, don't forget if you would like to show us your home learning you can e-mail us at:

Super special Shoutout today to Lottie for her amazing effort on MyMaths, Ben for his hard work on ReadTheory and Matilda for her super spelling on the Spelling Shed. You can all have 1 Dojo point!

We are also awarding Dojo points daily to every child who completes their work on MyMaths and The Spelling Shed.

Also thank you to all the parents/carers for your lovely messages, you are all doing a fab job helping class 1 with their home learning.

We want to keep as much routine as possible so please encourage children to complete their tasks daily and take regular breaks to wind-down, play and exercise. We want to thank all the children and parents for their support at this time and we are really looking forward to seeing the work you produce from home. If you have any questions or have trouble accessing any of the sites please do not hesitate to e-mail us.

Miss Vickery and Mrs Jenkinson :)


Please check back tomorrow for your Easter Holiday project! :)

Tuesday 31st March 2020

English

Writing

We are all really familiar with the lenses we use for writing in school, and many of us are experts at sentence stacking too. Now it's time to join in with Jane and show your mums and dads what amazing writers you are - they can even join in too!

Super Sentence Stacking

with Jane Considine, author of The Write Stuff

https://bit.ly/2UmEU10

LESSONS START AT 9:45am - DON'T BE LATE!

Click on the picture of Jane to join her YouTube channel and take part in her super sentence stacking lessons every morning at 9:45am

English

Good morning Year One. Thank you so much for the wonderful learning you produced yesterday!

Today we are going to continue with learning about the rhyme ‘Here we go round Mulberry Bush’ and we hope you enjoy having a go at writing your own version,

We look forward to seeing the art-work you create from today’s lesson about Rainbows,

Enjoy your home learning, good luck!

Yesterday you made a mind map showing your ideas about ways to keep warm on a cold and frosty morning.

Over the next two days we are going to write our own rhyme based on the rhyme ‘Here we go round the mulberry bush’ using the ideas from our mind map to help us. You may want to be even more creative and change the type of bush or tree. You might have a bush or tree in your garden or on your daily exercise walk that you like to go round. Perhaps ‘Here we go round the apple tree’ for example.

In your green book please write the title; Here we go round the ________ bush

Then write the first verse:

Here we go round the ________ bush

The _______bush

The _______bush

Here we go round the _____bush

On a cold and frosty morning.


Then write your own second verse:

We __________________to keep us warm

Keep us warm

Keep us warm

We __________________to keep us warm

On a cold and frosty morning


Continue to now write your third verse looking at your mind map for ideas.

Then you can add the final verse which is the same as the first verse if you would like to.

Here is the link to the animated version if you wish to view it again:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-here-we-go-round-the-mulberry-bush/z7jgscw

Here we go round the mulberry bush

Here we go round the mulberry bush

The mulberry bush

The mulberry bush

Here we go round the mulberry bush

On a cold and frosty morning.

We rub our hands to keep us warm

Keep us warm

Keep us warm

We rub our hands to keep us warm

On a cold and frosty morning.

We stamp up and down to keep us warm

Keep us warm

Keep us warm

We stamp up and down to keep us warm

On a cold and frosty morning.

Here we go round the mulberry bush

The mulberry bush

The mulberry bush

Here we go round the mulberry bush

On a cold and frosty morning.

Phonics

Log in to your account on https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb

Each day you will be set a new sound to practice. We will be checking to see how many points you get each day and award Dojo points for those who are putting in great effort.

Your sounds/words to practice today are:

  • Green Group - ir and ur
  • Red Group - i-e split diagraph
  • Yellow Group - er (unstressed)

We would like you to spend 15 minutes on this per day. If you would like to do more to earn more points then of course that is ok!

You have access to two websites that you can use to choose your reading activity for the day:

Log on to www.readtheory.org and complete one comprehension activity, this should take 20 minutes and will automatically set tasks based on your previous scores.

OR

Log on to the Collins Big Cat e-books online website https://connect.collins.co.uk/school/portal.aspx and select student sign in. You will need to enter your: date of birth, first letter of your surname and year group.

When you are on the website you can choose your book band colour and access a wide range of books, have fun reading the stories and answering the questions based on the books. You should spend roughly 20 minutes on this.

Let us know how you get on! Don't forget, if you want to, you can listen to one of David Walliams stories every day on the link to the left.

Maths

Log in to your MyMaths account on https://www.mymaths.co.uk/

When you have logged in you will find an activity for you. These will be different every day and should take roughly 20 minutes.

We also encourage you to spend some time each day practising your number bonds to 20 and counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. It is really important that the children have a good knowledge of these for when they start year 2, it's never too early to start practicing! :)

Your activity on MyMaths today will be based on:

  • Counting on and back

OR

  • Odds, Evens & Multiples

We are able to see your achievements on MyMaths and will be giving feedback and awarding Dojo points at the end of each day.

Topic

Art

Yesterday for your Geography lesson you were learning about how rainbows appear in the sky. You may have had a go at making your own rainbow.

You might have seen paintings or drawings of rainbows in your neighbour’s windows as you go out for your daily exercise with your family. If you have this is because rainbows are often seen as a sign of hope and happiness.

Today we are going to learn about the colours of a rainbow and make our own rainbow.

Please ask your grown up to find the web site of the UK Met office you might have seen yesterday by typing: 'met office - the colour of rainbows' into a search engine. You will find a super animated video that explains about the colours of a rainbow.

Today’s challenge is to make your own rainbow making sure the colours are in the correct order.

You can use paint, colouring pencils felt pens or craft materials such as tissue paper.

Please use the rhyme from the animated video or also this one:

Richard Red

Of Orange

York Yellow

Gave Green

Battle Blue

In Indigo

Vain Violet

When you have finished your rainbow can you write the date and your name on the back to

remember this time we worked from home.

Perhaps you could display your rainbow in your window for everyone to enjoy.

Please see the link below if you would like another idea for creating rainbows:

How to make a rainbow rain cloud using shaving foam and food colouring:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/makes/lets-go-club-rainbow-rain-cloud

We have absolutely loved seeing your work from home, don't forget if you would like to show us your home learning you can e-mail us at:

Super special Shoutout today to Trixie for her amazing effort on MyMaths, Henry for his hard work on ReadTheory and Jemima for her super spelling on the Spelling Shed. You can all have 1 Dojo point!

We are also awarding Dojo points daily to every child who completes their work on MyMaths and The Spelling Shed.

Also thank you to all the parents/carers for your lovely messages, you are all doing a fab job helping class 1 with their home learning.

We want to keep as much routine as possible so please encourage children to complete their tasks daily and take regular breaks to wind-down, play and exercise. We want to thank all the children and parents for their support at this time and we are really looking forward to seeing the work you produce from home. If you have any questions or have trouble accessing any of the sites please do not hesitate to e-mail us.

Miss Vickery and Mrs Jenkinson :)

Monday 30th March 2020

Good Morning!

We hope you all had a good weekend. We have thought of some interesting and fun lessons for you to do this week at home. We just wanted to say a huge WELL DONE to all the children and their parents for their hard work during our first week of home learning. Remember we want you to enjoy your learning and we are thinking of you all and know you are doing your best. We are so proud of you.

We thought it would be nice to share a few of your photos that you've sent in over the last week, remember if you'd like to update us on your progress at home you can e-mail us at year1@east-farleigh.kent.sch.uk . Keep up the fantastic work this week!

Miss Vickery & Mrs Jenkinson

English

Writing

We are all really familiar with the lenses we use for writing in school, and many of us are experts at sentence stacking too. Now it's time to join in with Jane and show your mums and dads what amazing writers you are - they can even join in too!

Super Sentence Stacking

with Jane Considine, author of The Write Stuff

https://bit.ly/2UmEU10

LESSONS START AT 9:45am - DON'T BE LATE!

Click on the picture of Jane to join her YouTube channel and take part in her super sentence stacking lessons every morning at 9:45am

English

For the next three days we are going to look closely at a version of the well-known Nursery Rhyme ‘Here we go round the mulberry bush (see below).

Please watch and listen to the animated version on the BBC site below:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-here-we-go-round-the-mulberry-bush/z7jgscw

Can you read and sing the rhyme together with a grown up? Can you sing and do the actions?

This version of the rhyme looks at how we can keep warm on a cold and frosty morning. On a piece of paper or in your green book can you make a mind map about ways you stay warm? Write ‘Ways I stay warm’ in the middle of your page. Then around this write and draw small drawings describing ways you would do this.

You can write down the ideas from the rhyme too. For example; ‘rub my hands’ or ‘stamp my feet’ or ‘swing my arms,’ ‘nod my head’, ‘run on the spot’. To help even think about some of the actions you might have seen when watching PE with Joe!

Here we go round the mulberry bush

Here we go round the mulberry bush

The mulberry bush

The mulberry bush

Here we go round the mulberry bush

On a cold and frosty morning.

We rub our hands to keep us warm

Keep us warm

Keep us warm

We rub our hands to keep us warm

On a cold and frosty morning.

We stamp up and down to keep us warm

Keep us warm

Keep us warm

We stamp up and down to keep us warm

On a cold and frosty morning.

Here we go round the mulberry bush

The mulberry bush

The mulberry bush

Here we go round the mulberry bush

On a cold and frosty morning.


Phonics

Log in to your account on https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb

Each day you will be set a new sound to practice. We will be checking to see how many points you get each day and award Dojo points for those who are putting in great effort.

Your sounds/words to practice today are:

  • Green Group - er (unstressed)
  • Red Group - e-e split diagraph
  • Yellow Group - er (stressed)

We would like you to spend 15 minutes on this per day. If you would like to do more to earn more points then of course that is ok!

We understand that there are a few problems with www.readtheory.org in that the comprehension tasks being set do not truly represent your child's reading level. While we work on fixing this please use this time to let your children read books of their choice. If you are not experiencing this issue please carry on as normal.

Have a look at the website I have put a link to on the left hand side. Every day David Walliams is sharing one of his stories as an audio book so spend some time listening to some of one of his stories. Then have a discussion about it; what did / didn't you like and why?

Reading comprehension is a huge part of learning to read, when you share a story with your child ask them questions relating to the characters feelings and emotions and ask them why they think this might be. Talk about what may happen next or what has happened previously to give a little more context to the story. It is important that children are able to empathise with characters so help them link stories to their lives, talk about the similarities between your child and different characters and see if they can relate.

Maths

Log in to your MyMaths account on https://www.mymaths.co.uk/

When you have logged in you will find an activity for you. These will be different every day and should take roughly 20 minutes.

We also encourage you to spend some time each day practising your number bonds to 20 and counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. It is really important that the children have a good knowledge of these for when they start year 2, it's never too early to start practicing! :)

Your activity on MyMaths today will be based on:

  • Number bonds to 20

We are able to see your achievements on MyMaths and will be giving feedback and awarding Dojo points at the end of each day.

Topic

In our topic work this term we have been learning about the weather. Over the next two days we are going to learn about Rainbows.

Today we are going to learn about how rainbows appear in the sky and then your challenge with the help of your grown up is to try to make your own rainbow using a glass and torch or sunlight.

Please watch the short video about unusual rainbows on the UK Met office’s website using this link. There is also a wonderful link to an animation which clearly explains how rainbows appear in the sky if you type 'met office - the colour of rainbows' into a search engine. This is also wonderful for our Art lesson tomorrow.

https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/learn-about/weather/optical-effects/rainbows/how-are-rainbows-formed

This link from Cbeebies is an extremely simple explanation of how a rainbow is formed that is fun to watch:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/messy-goes-to-okido-what-makes-a-rainbow

If wanting to extend your learning, watch the BBC video that talks about how to make your own rainbow using a light. You must only do these experiments with your grown up please.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0043dq1

Now try this:

Instructions

  1. Fill the glass almost to the top with water.
  2. If you are using sunlight, place the glass so that it is half on and half off the edge of a table, and so that the sun shines directly through the water, onto a sheet of white paper on the floor.
  3. Adjust the paper and the glass until a rainbow forms on the paper.

Have fun and remember to take photographs, you know how much we love rainbows in Class 1! Please stick in any photographs in your green book and date them with the title ‘Making my own rainbow’. Good luck!


We hope you have a great day and we can't wait to see how you get on! Check back tomorrow for more fun activities and the 'shoutouts'!

Friday 27th March 2020

English

Writing

We are all really familiar with the lenses we use for writing in school, and many of us are experts at sentence stacking too. Now it's time to join in with Jane and show your mums and dads what amazing writers you are - they can even join in too!

Super Sentence Stacking

with Jane Considine, author of The Write Stuff

https://bit.ly/2UmEU10

LESSONS START AT 9:45am - DON'T BE LATE!

Click on the picture of Jane to join her YouTube channel and take part in her super sentence stacking lessons every morning at 9:45am

It has been lovely having a look at some of your poems from this week, you have all worked so hard and I am so impressed! If you haven't yet written your poem up in neat or drawn a lovely border/pictures to go with it then have a go at this today. As well as completing the sentence stacking with Jane today for English we would like you to practice your reading and speaking by performing your poem to a member of your family. We want you to speak clearly with a nice loud voice, maybe see if you can remember some of the lines off by heart! If you would like to you can include some actions to go with your poem. We would love to see your performances so if you want to you can e-mail us a video to the usual address year1@east-farleigh.kent.sch.uk :)

Phonics

Log in to your account on https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb

Each day you will be set a new sound to practice. We will be checking to see how many points you get each day and award Dojo points for those who are putting in great effort.

Your sounds/words to practice today are:

  • Green Group - er (stressed)
  • Red Group - a-e split diagraph
  • Yellow Group - e (ea) - the short sound

We would like you to spend 15 minutes on this per day. If you would like to do more to earn more points then of course that is ok!

Reading

Maths

We understand that there are a few problems with www.readtheory.org in that the comprehension tasks being set do not truly represent your child's reading level. While we work on fixing this please use this time to let your children read books of their choice.

Reading comprehension is a huge part of learning to read, when you share a story with your child ask them questions relating to the characters feelings and emotions and ask them why they think this might be. Talk about what may happen next or what has happened previously to give a little more context to the story. It is important that children are able to empathise with characters so help them link stories to their lives, talk about the similarities between your child and different characters and see if they can relate.

If you would like to spend more time on your reading activities each day we would love to see some book reviews. Please find a template for this at the bottom of our Virtual Classroom. (This can be done on a computer, printed out, or copied into your green books).

Our class book is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, you might want to spend some down-time watching one of the film adaptations of the book!

Log in to your MyMaths account on https://www.mymaths.co.uk/

When you have logged in you will find an activity for you. These will be different every day and should take roughly 20 minutes.

We also encourage you to spend some time each day practising your number bonds to 20 and counting in 2s, 5s and 10s.

Your activity on MyMaths today will be based on:

  • Number bonds

We are able to see your achievements on MyMaths and will be giving feedback and awarding Dojo points at the end of each day.

Topic

Music

Can you think of any songs about the weather?

If you can try singing them with another member of your family or the people you live with.

We would like you to watch the weather songs performed by Mr Tumble. Ask your grown up to type into a search engine:

CBeebies | Mr Tumble's Nursery Rhymes | Weather Songs

Can you learn one of the songs and the sign actions that goes with it?

Can you perform the song and sign actions for your family?


P.E

It's Friday which means it's a P.E day! Every day at 9am Joe Wicks is doing a P.E session (for children and adults!) live on his Youtube channel. Parents you will need to help your child access this. For P.E today we would like you to tune in either at 9am or later in the day and complete the P.E session with Joe Wicks. They are roughly 20 minutes long.

It is also incredibly important to keep our minds healthy, as well as our bodies. Getting lots of regular fresh air and spending time in the sunshine will help with this. Make sure you are having some down time away from your school work to enjoy being at home with your family. Maybe you could play your favourite sport together in the garden?

We were so pleased to see how many of you enjoyed this on Wednesday and how many of you are choosing to join in with this every day! We have been doing it at home with our children too, it's great fun!

We had a fabulous suggestion from a parent to share pictures of Class 1 joining in with PE with Joe on our Virtual Classroom so please send them in if you have any and we can all celebrate each other's success!

We have absolutely loved seeing your work from the last few days, don't forget if you would like to show us your home learning you can e-mail us at:

Super special Shoutout today to EVERYONE for their amazing effort on MyMaths, you are all doing fantastically, it's too difficult to choose just one to shoutout! Shoutout to Scarlett T for her hard work on ReadTheory and Nathan for his super spelling on the Spelling Shed. You can all have 1 Dojo point!

We are also awarding Dojo points daily to every child who completes their work on MyMaths and The Spelling Shed.

We will also be awarding 1 Dojo point to: Poppy, Evie, Nathan, Mollie, Zikry, Heidi, Trixie, Hannah, Matilda, Ben and Jude for sending in messages/photos of your excellent work. We are so proud!

Also thank you to all the parents/carers for your lovely messages, you are all doing a fab job helping class 1 with their home learning.

We want to keep as much routine as possible so please encourage children to complete their tasks daily and take regular breaks to wind-down, play and exercise. We want to thank all the children and parents for their support at this time and we are really looking forward to seeing the work you produce from home. If you have any questions or have trouble accessing any of the sites please do not hesitate to e-mail us.

Miss Vickery and Mrs Jenkinson :)

Thursday 26th March 2020

English

Writing

We are all really familiar with the lenses we use for writing in school, and many of us are experts at sentence stacking too. Now it's time to join in with Jane and show your mums and dads what amazing writers you are - they can even join in too!

Super Sentence Stacking

with Jane Considine, author of The Write Stuff

https://bit.ly/2UmEU10

LESSONS START AT 9:45am - DON'T BE LATE!

Click on the picture of Jane to join her YouTube channel and take part in her super sentence stacking lessons every morning at 9:45am

If you want to do more or can't access YouTube...

This week in writing we are continuing with our topic of 'Weather' and will be exploring poetry.

We are continuing looking at the poem Who Has Seen The Wind by Christina Rossetti.

Who Has Seen The Wind

Who has seen the wind?

Neither I nor you:

But when the leaves hang trembling,

The wind is passing through.


Who has seen the wind?

Neither you nor I:

But when the trees bow down their heads,

The wind is passing by.


So now that you have finished writing your poems we are going to put the two verses together and edit them to make sure they are perfect! Make sure: you have used capital letters and full stops, you have used your phonics knowledge to sound out unfamiliar words and you have written your poem in the same style as Christina Rosetti (2 verses, 4 lines per verse). Did you complete yesterday's challenge of including an '!'?

When you have checked your work we would like you to get a plain piece of paper to write your poem on in neat, just like we do in class when we have finished a big piece of writing. Poems can be written in the middle of the page as shown above. If you would like to, you can use a ruler to draw some lines to write on. Take this opportunity to practice your best handwriting, remember the rule: it has to be neater than it is in your book!

After you've finished writing your poem we would like you to draw a beautiful border and pictures to go around it, in the same theme as your poem.

We are so looking forward to seeing your finished poems! Stick it in your green book when you're all done to keep it safe. This activity should take roughly 20-30 minutes.

Phonics

Log in to your account on https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb

Each day you will be set a new sound to practice. We will be checking to see how many points you get each day and award Dojo points for those who are putting in great effort.

Your sounds/words to practice today are:

  • Green Group - e (ea) - the short sound
  • Red Group - ay and oy
  • Yellow Group - e (ea) - the long sound

We would like you to spend 15 minutes on this per day. If you would like to do more to earn more points then of course that is ok!

Reading

Log in to your account on https://readtheory.org/

When you logged in on Monday you should have completed a short quiz to assess your reading level. If you haven't yet done this, have a go today.

Each day we would like you to complete 1 comprehension activity which should take roughly 20 minutes.

We also encourage you to use your time at home to read lots of new books, explore new genres and spend time sharing books with parents and siblings.

Let us know what books you are loving! If you would like to spend more time on your reading activities each day we would love to see some book reviews. Please find a template for this at the bottom of our Virtual Classroom. (This can be done on a computer, printed out, or copied into your green books).

Our class book is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, you might want to spend some down-time watching one of the film adaptations of the book!

Maths

Log in to your MyMaths account on https://www.mymaths.co.uk/

When you have logged in you will find an activity for you. These will be different every day and should take roughly 20 minutes.

We also encourage you to spend some time each day practising your number bonds to 20 and counting in 2s, 5s and 10s.

Your activity on MyMaths today will be based on:

  • Number and Place Value

OR

  • Number Facts and Doubles

We are able to see your achievements on MyMaths and will be giving feedback and awarding Dojo points at the end of each day.

Topic

Science

This term in Science we have been busy learning all about plants! Including he roots, shoots and flowers! Maybe you would like to think of a fact you have learnt about one of these things and tell it to a grown up.

This week for Science we are going to look a bit more at trees. There are many different types of trees in the world but usually trees fall into one of two categories: Evergreen and Deciduous! We would like you to use the search engine https://www.kiddle.co/ to search for some facts about the two different types of trees and write these down in a table either in your green book or on a scrap piece of paper.

When you have done this we would like you to create a poster displaying all the amazing facts you have found. Imagine an alien has come to earth and wants to know all about trees, maybe you could make your poster for them?

Ensure your poster is bright and colourful, filled with lots of fun facts and pictures.

This lesson can be done on the computer or on paper and should take roughly 30-45 minutes.

When you're out later in the day, either in your garden or on a walk, see if you can spot any trees and tell whether they are evergreen or deciduous.

We can't wait to see your amazing posters!

Computing

Since the beginning of 2020 we have been learning all about algorithms. An algorithm is a set of instructions, we can program computers and robots with algorithms when we want them to do something.

As you will have spent a lot of time on the computer already this week we thought it would be a nice idea to make an algorithm for a member of your family.

Perhaps you could help make lunch today and give your parent/carer a set of instructions? Or Maybe you want to have an Easter hunt in the garden, you could take it in turns to be blindfolded while the other gives instructions using the words forward, backwards, left and right to be able to find a tasty treat. Or you can play a board game with a family member and give them the instructions on how to play.

You do not need to evidence this activity in your books, just have fun! :)

We have been blown away by the amount of messages and photos we've been sent showing us your excellent work. We are so proud of how hard you are working and how well you have all adapted to this change.

We also enjoyed looking at your progress on MyMaths, ReadTheory and Spelling Shed. Don't forget if you would like to show us your home learning you can e-mail us at year1@east-farleigh.kent.sch.uk.


Super special Shoutout today to Evie for her amazing effort on MyMaths, Matilda for her hard work on ReadTheory and Zikry for his super spelling on the Spelling Shed. You can all have 1 Dojo point!

We will also be awarding 1 Dojo point to: Trixie, Jemima, Poppy, Amelia, Darcy, Hannah, Genevieve, Mollie, Henry, Scarlett H, Matilda, Zikry and Sam for sending in messages/photos of your excellent work. We are so proud!

Also thank you to all the parents/carers for your lovely messages, you are all doing a fab job helping class 1 with their virtual classroom.


We were so impressed with your Easter/Spring wreaths today that we had to share your brilliant photos for you all to celebrate each other's success...

We want to keep as much routine as possible so please encourage children to complete their tasks daily and take regular breaks to wind-down, play and exercise. We want to thank all the children and parents for their support at this time and we are really looking forward to seeing the work you produce from home. If you have any questions or have trouble accessing any of the sites please do not hesitate to e-mail us.

Miss Vickery and Mrs Jenkinson :)

Wednesday 25th March 2020

English

Writing

We are all really familiar with the lenses we use for writing in school, and many of us are experts at sentence stacking too. Now it's time to join in with Jane and show your mums and dads what amazing writers you are - they can even join in too!

Super Sentence Stacking

with Jane Considine, author of The Write Stuff

https://bit.ly/2UmEU10

LESSONS START AT 9:45am - DON'T BE LATE!

Click on the picture of Jane to join her YouTube channel and take part in her super sentence stacking lessons every morning at 9:45am

If you want to do more or can't access YouTube...

This week in writing we are continuing with our topic of 'Weather' and will be exploring poetry.

We are continuing looking at the poem Who Has Seen The Wind by Christina Rossetti.

Who Has Seen The Wind

Who has seen the wind?

Neither I nor you:

But when the leaves hang trembling,

The wind is passing through.


Who has seen the wind?

Neither you nor I:

But when the trees bow down their heads,

The wind is passing by.


Today we will be continuing to write our poems by looking at the second verse (the second chunk of writing) what similarities do you notice between the two verses? (Parents, you might like to help your child by showing them that each verse has the same number of lines, they both start with the same question, they have similar language throughout and they follow the same theme e.g. wind.)

For today's verse we would like you to try and keep some similarities to your first verse, much like Christina Rosetti has done in her poem. You may use the template below again to help you. Your *Challenge* today is to try and include an !.


Who has seen the ___________________? (Your choice of weather)

Neither ____________________________________ nor _____________________________. (two people of your choice)

____________________________________________ (a sentence to describe your choice of weather)

____________________________________________________________( a sentence to describe your choice of weather)

This activity should take around 15 minutes. You should plan what you want to write about before beginning and use your work from yesterday to help you.

We can't wait to see how your poems progress today.


Phonics

Log in to your account on https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb

Each day you will be set a new sound to practice. We will be checking to see how many points you get each day and award Dojo points for those who are putting in great effort.

Your sounds/words to practice today are:

  • Green Group - e (ea) - the long sound
  • Red Group - ai and oi
  • Yellow Group - e (spelled ee)

Reading

Log in to your account on https://readtheory.org/

When you logged in on Monday you should have completed a short quiz to assess your reading level. If you haven't yet done this, have a go today.

Yesterday you should have completed your first comprehension activity, the level of difficulty of today's comprehension task will be determined by your score on yesterday's activity. This will continue every time you use ReadTheory so just do your best :)

You should spend roughly 20 minutes on this per day.

We also encourage you to use your time at home to read lots of new books, explore new genres and spend time sharing books with parents and siblings.

Let us know what books you are loving! If you would like to spend more time on your reading activities each day we would love to see some book reviews. Please find a template for this at the bottom of our Virtual Classroom. (This can be done on a computer, printed out, or copied into your green books).

Our class book is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, you might want to spend some down-time watching one of the film adaptations of the book!

Maths

Log in to your MyMaths account on https://www.mymaths.co.uk/

When you have logged in you will find an activity for you. These will be different every day and should take roughly 20 minutes.

We also encourage you to spend some time each day practising your number bonds to 20 and counting in 2s, 5s and 10s.

Your activity on MyMaths today will be based on:

  • Odds, Evens and Multiples

OR

  • Multiplication

We are able to see your achievements on MyMaths and will be giving feedback and awarding Dojo points at the end of each day.

Topic

P.E

It's Wednesday which means it's a P.E day! Every day at 9am Joe Wicks is doing a P.E session (for children and adults!) live on his Youtube channel. Parents you will need to help your child access this. For P.E today we would like you to tune in either at 9am or later in the day and complete the P.E session with Joe Wicks. They are roughly 20 minutes long.

It is also incredibly important to keep our minds healthy, as well as our bodies. Getting lots of regular fresh air and spending time in the sunshine will help with this. Make sure you are having some down time away from your school work to enjoy being at home with your family. Maybe you could play your favourite sport together in the garden?

Topic

Religious Education

This term in R.E we have been learning about Christianity. With Easter coming up we thought it would be a lovely idea to make wreaths for Easter. The wreath is significant in Christianity, the circle shape represents eternity because it has no beginning and no end, much like the life of God.

Wreaths can also be a way of celebrating Spring, they are typically made using natural items such as fresh, colourful flowers and foliage. Hanging this type of wreath in your home or in your door shows a celebration of Spring and new growth/life.

If you don't celebrate Easter but would still like to make a wreath you can make a Spring Wreath.

To make your wreath you will need:

  • Paper/card
  • Colouring pens/pencils
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • String
  • Fresh flowers/foliage from your garden (this is optional and flowers should only be picked from the grass with permission from an adult.)

To make your wreath follow these simple steps:

  • Cut out a hoop from card, you can use a cereal or cardboard box if you have one.
  • Draw flowers, leaves and Easter eggs on paper, you can use coloured paper or your colouring pens. Make sure the colours are bright, you know in Class 1 we love rainbows!
  • Use your scissors to cut out the flowers, leaves and Easter eggs.
  • Use your glue to stick the flowers, leaves and eggs all around the hoop, make sure you don't leave any gaps so it looks like one continuous ring of flowers and leaves.
  • Have a grown up help you pierce a hole through the wreath using a pencil or scissors.
  • Thread your string through and tie a knot in it, this is how you will hang your wreath.
  • Hang your wreath on display somewhere you can look at it and be proud of it!
  • Lastly, take a photo to send to your teachers to show off your beautiful wreath!

We have been blown away by the amount of messages and photos we've been sent showing us your excellent work. We are so proud of how hard you are working and how well you have all adapted to this change.

We also enjoyed looking at your progress on MyMaths, ReadTheory and Spelling Shed. Don't forget if you would like to show us your home learning you can e-mail us at year1@east-farleigh.kent.sch.uk.


Super special Shoutout today to Amelia for her amazing effort on MyMaths, Heidi for her hard work on ReadTheory and Carys for her super spelling on the Spelling Shed. You can all have 1 Dojo point!

We will also be awarding 1 Dojo point to: Amber, Sam, Hannah, Mollie, Evie, Scarlett H, Amelia, Genevieve, Trixie, Poppy, Teddy, Heidi and Ben for sending in photos of your excellent work. We are so proud!

Also thank you to all the parents/carers for your lovely messages, you are all doing a fab job helping class 1 with their virtual classroom.


We want to keep as much routine as possible so please encourage children to complete their tasks daily and take regular breaks to wind-down, play and exercise. We want to thank all the children and parents for their support at this time and we are really looking forward to seeing the work you produce from home. If you have any questions or have trouble accessing any of the sites please do not hesitate to e-mail us.

Miss Vickery and Mrs Jenkinson :)

Tuesday 24th March 2020

English

Writing

We are all really familiar with the lenses we use for writing in school, and many of us are experts at sentence stacking too. Now it's time to join in with Jane and show your mums and dads what amazing writers you are - they can even join in too!

Super Sentence Stacking

with Jane Considine, author of The Write Stuff

https://bit.ly/2UmEU10

LESSONS START AT 9:45am - DON'T BE LATE!

Click on the picture of Jane to join her YouTube channel and take part in her super sentence stacking lessons every morning at 9:45am

If you want to do more or can't access YouTube...

This week in writing we are continuing with our topic of 'Weather' and will be exploring poetry.

We are continuing looking at the poem Who Has Seen The Wind by Christina Rossetti.

Who Has Seen The Wind

Who has seen the wind?

Neither I nor you:

But when the leaves hang trembling,

The wind is passing through.


Who has seen the wind?

Neither you nor I:

But when the trees bow down their heads,

The wind is passing by.


After you made your excellent mind maps in yesterday's activity, today and tomorrow we are going to have a go at writing our own poem similar to the one by Christina Rosetti.

We are going to write the first verse today, this is the first chunk of the poem. You will be writing about the weather you chose to explore in your mind map e.g. Who has seenthe rain?

Please use the template below to help you and have a go at using your phonics knowledge to help you spell the words.

Who has seen the ___________________? (Your choice of weather)

Neither ____________________________________ nor _____________________________. (two people of your choice)

____________________________________________ (a sentence to describe your choice of weather)

____________________________________________________________ a sentence to describe your choice of weather)

This activity should take around 15 minutes. You should plan what you want to write about before beginning and use your work from yesterday to help you. We can't wait to read the first verse of your poems!


Phonics

Log in to your account on https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb

Each day you will be set a new sound to practice. We will be checking to see how many points you get each day and award Dojo points for those who are putting in great effort.

Your sounds/words to practice today are:

  • Green Group - e (spelled ee)
  • Red Group - compound & multisyllabic words
  • Yellow Group - ar

Reading

Log in to your account on https://readtheory.org/

When you logged in yesterday you should have completed a short quiz to assess your reading level. Now that you have done that you will be automatically set comprehension tasks to complete daily. Try your first one today!

You should spend roughly 20 minutes on this per day.

We also encourage you to use your time at home to read lots of new books, explore new genres and spend time sharing books with parents and siblings.

Our class book is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, you might want to spend some down-time watching one of the film adaptations of the book!

Maths

Log in to your MyMaths account on https://www.mymaths.co.uk/

When you have logged in you will find an activity for you. These will be different every day and should take roughly 20 minutes.

We also encourage you to spend some time each day practising your number bonds to 20 and counting in 2s, 5s and 10s.

Your activity on MyMaths today will be:

  • Number & Place Value

OR

  • Number Facts & Doubles

We are able to see your achievements on MyMaths and will be giving feedback and awarding dojo points at the end of each day.

Topic

Art

Today we are going to continue looking at Andy Goldsworthy and his weather inspired art. Maybe ask a grown up to help you search for some of his work on a search engine to remind you of the different types of art he makes. Here's a hint: wind art, rain art.

For your activity today we would like you to go outside and make a piece of weather art of your own using natural resources. You can either collect resources to bring inside and make a collage on paper or your art might be outside on the ground using materials you have found. When you have done this, in your green books we would like you to do a quick sketch of your art work and write a sentence describing what weather your piece of art is inspired by and what materials you used to create it. Please use the list of useful vocabulary below to help you:

Andy Goldsworthy Artist Sculptor

Environment Environmental Sculpture

Nature natural objects

weather rain shadows wind sun

twigs leaves

stones pebbles

logs branches

feathers flowers

petals

(please remember to not pick bluebells, and other flowers except daisies growing in the grass, or unless you are given permission from the owner of the garden.)

We would love to see your art work so, if you can, e-mail us a picture at year1@east-farleigh.kent.sch.uk


PSHE

In class we have started to learn the song ‘True Colours’ and watched the version from the film ‘Trolls’.

We are linking this song to the theme of ‘Kindness’.

If possible, perhaps you could listen or watch the song?

We talked as a class about what is meant by your ‘true colours’. It means what sort of person you are.

Ask yourself the following questions and talk about your answers with another person in your family. Perhaps you could even phone your grandparents or an older family member who are at home on their own.

Try and describe your ‘true colours’:

What sort of person are you? Do you think you try to be good and make good choices – perhaps to help others?

Do you try hard to be kind to others?

Can you talk about a time where you did something for somebody else?


It was great to see so many of you working hard at home yesterday. We enjoyed looking at your progress on MyMaths and Spelling Shed. Don't forget if you would like to show us your home learning you can e-mail us at year1@east-farleigh.kent.sch.uk.


Super special shoutout to Amber, Mollie, Ben, Scarlett H and Trixie for your excellent work yesterday, keep it up!


We want to keep as much routine as possible so please encourage children to complete their tasks daily and take regular breaks to wind-down, play and exercise. We want to thank all the children and parents for their support at this time and we are really looking forward to seeing the work you produce from home. If you have any questions or have trouble accessing any of the sites please do not hesitate to e-mail us.

Miss Vickery and Mrs Jenkinson :)

Monday 23rd March 2020

If you want to do more or can't access YouTube...

This week in writing we are continuing with our topic of 'Weather' and will be exploring poetry. The poem we will be taking inspiration from is 'Who Has Seen The Wind' by Christina Rossetti.

Who Has Seen The Wind

Who has seen the wind?

Neither I nor you:

But when the leaves hang trembling,

The wind is passing through.


Who has seen the wind?

Neither you nor I:

But when the trees bow down their heads,

The wind is passing by.

Today we would like you to choose a different type of weather e.g. rain, sunshine, snow, fog etc. that you would like to focus your poem on and make a mind map listing adjectives (describing words) and personal experiences of this weather. You can do this in your books or on the computer.

Please see example >

When you have done this activity we encourage you to have a look at the weather today, either spend some time in the garden or look out of the window to see how the weather changes throughout the day.

Phonics

Log in to your account on https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb

Each day you will be set a new sound to practice. We will be checking to see how many points you earn each day and awarding dojo points for those who are putting in great effort.

Your sound to practice today is:

Yellow Group - Split diagraph u-e

Green Group - Diagraph ar

Red Group - prefix and suffixes, un-, -er and -est.

Reading

Log in to your account on https://readtheory.org/

When you first log in you will need to complete a short quiz to assess your reading level. When you have done that you will be automatically set comprehension tasks to complete daily. You should spend roughly 20 minutes on this per day.

We also encourage you to use your time at home to read lots of new books, explore new genres and spend time sharing books with parents and siblings.

Our class book is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, you might want to spend some down-time watching one of the film adaptations of the book!

Maths

Log in to your MyMaths account on https://www.mymaths.co.uk/

When you have logged in you will find an activity for you. These will be different every day and should take roughly 20 minutes.

We also encourage you to spend some time each day practising your number bonds to 20 and counting in 2s, 5s and 10s.

Your activity on MyMaths today will be:

  • Counting

We are able to see your achievements on MyMaths and will be giving feedback and awarding dojo points at the end of each day.

Topic

You have all done so well this term during our Geography lessons where we have been learning about the weather. In class over the last few weeks we have been watchind weather forecasts for the United Kingdom. Now we are working from home we would like you to watch a weather forecast on the television or computer/screen for today's forecast, get an adult to help you with this.

During last week’s lesson we started to write our own weather report, try to remember your super ideas and apply them to your learning today.

Using the questions below, we would like you to write your own weather report for the United Kingdom today 23/03/20. You can either do it on the computer or write your forecast in your green book. Please use the list of useful vocabulary to help you.

Afterwards, try to practice reading your weather report out loud to another person in your family, you might want to draw some weather symbols to help you. We are going to be revisiting our weather reports for next week's Geography task so make sure you save them and keep them safe. This activity should take around 20 minutes.


What is the weather like in the United Kingdom today?

What will the temperature be? Will it feel hot or cold? Can you think of some adjectives to describe the temperature?

Will it be windy? Strong gusts or a calm breeze?


Useful Vocabulary:

England London Maidstone

Ireland Belfast

Scotland Edinburgh

Wales Cardiff


hot freezing cold mild over coming in

rainy blustery showery sunny windy


We want to keep as much routine as possible so please encourage children to complete their tasks daily and take regular breaks to wind-down, play and exercise. We want to thank all the children and parents for their support at this time and we are really looking forward to seeing the work you produce from home. If you have any questions or have trouble accessing any of the sites please do not hesitate to e-mail us.

Miss Vickery and Mrs Jenkinson :)

Book Review Template:

Class 1 Book Review.docx