Year One online learning

It's the end of our year together and we wanted to say goodbye - but we do look forward to seeing you around the school in September!

The year one team have been so proud of you all and have made some good bye messages for you all. Click on the links below to see them.

Mrs Bhambra has a special goodbye message for Lavender class if you click on her picture…

…and Mrs Draper too for both Lavender and Orchid!

Huda

Miss Mohamed says goodbye to her Dandelions

Caroline

Goodbye to all the Daffodils from Mrs Sturgess

Mona

Goodbye from Miss Hassan to Orchid class

Please complete the following activities

new-class-story

End of Year Booklet

year-1-memories

They will help you to reflect on the year we have enjoyed together (despite the school closure) and they will help to prepare you for next year.

Monday 13th July

This week we will be learning about the history of trains. Go through the History-of-Trains PowerPoint and talk about old and new trains.

Watch the video of a steam train on YouTube (type steam train Gecko’s Real Vehicles in search bar).

What is different about modern trains – faster, cleaner.

Your task is to sort pictures of trains into new and old. History sorting trains

Monday 6th July

We are going to think about how transport has changed over the years: How have you travelled to different places? Think about how you travel to

a) school

b) the shops

c) to see family, etc.

d) how have you travelled on holiday?

Work through the History of Transport PowerPoint. 

What Was Different in the Past? Have cars/aeroplanes/buses/trains always existed?

How would people travel to different countries in the past? What would they use?

How Has Travel and Transport Changed? Look at the timeline – from left to right shows oldest to newest.

Complete the activity sheet timeline. Activity Sheet Travel and Transport Timeline

Monday13th July

Please complete the reading comprehension booklet below: reading-comprehension

Monday 6th July

Some elderly residents are feeling very lonely during this unsettling time and they would love to receive letters from us. Minet Infants have joined up with a non-profit project called Community Senior Letters (communityseniorletters.com), where schools are paired up with care homes. Minet Infants has been paired up with The Burroughs and wouldn’t it be lovely to put a smile on their faces and brighten their day. For your English task this week please write a letter to the residents of The Burroughs following these guidelines.

·       Write the letter to ALL the residents of the care home (we want everyone to feel included) Dear           Residents at The Burroughs…

·       Only sign off the letter with your first name (from)

·       Content of the letters – Be as creative as you like! Some topics you can cover:

1.      School Favourite subjects

2.       Teachers

3.      What you did in breaktime/lunchtime

4.      Friends and family

5.       Likes and Dislikes

6.      Favourite foods ○ TV programmes

7.       Books ○ Hobbies ○ Personal Interests

8.      Coronavirus Life

9.      What measures you are taking to stay safe and healthy.

 

You could draw or paint a picture instead of a letter.

 

Remember to be kind and thoughtful!

 

Please email your letters to us at twitter@minetinfants.org.uk

 

We will print your letters / pictures and send them to the care home. 

Monday 29th June

Recap the story of Jim and the Beanstalk 

This week we would like you to either sequence the attached pictures Pictures to sequence from Jim and the Beanstalk or write your own story of Jim and the Beanstalk. You will need to use your story map from last week to help you to retell the story in the correct order.

Challenge: you can add more adjectives or speech to your own version to make your stories more interesting!

Monday 22nd June

Listen to the story of Jim and the Beanstalk  here. 

This is Mrs Bhambra’s story map:


 

Can you create your own story map and then complete these activities:

·       Retell the story using your story map and actions.

·       Describe the character of the Giant using adjectives. Think about what he looks like and his feelings.    E.g. The Giant has huge hairy hands. The Giant is sad and lonely because he has no friends.

·       Draw or write about what you think Jim does with his final gold coin.

Monday 15th June

The children at school have written you some letters. We have attached them below. Would you like to write a letter back to your friends at school? Can you include some questions in your letters? Please do send them to twitter@minetinfants.org.uk  and we will share them with the children at school. 

Monday 8th June

Please share the story of The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson.

Activity 1: At the end of the story, the snail tells his friends all about his adventure. Can you write what he might have said to them?

Activity 2: There is a lot of rhyming in the story. Can you find the rhyming words? Can you find other words which rhyme with them?

Monday 1st June

Please listen to ”I don’t want to wash my hands” read by Tony Ross. 

Discuss with your family what this story is about, and why this is important. Can you write a letter to the little princess explaining why it is important to wash your hands? Remember how we set letters out with ‘To’ and ‘From’ each on a new line. 


Monday 18th May

For this weeks writing task we would like you to follow the link to the Oak National Academy. 

Select Primary – Year and complete the daily )Monday to Friday) English lessons for week beginning 18th May (week 5).

There will be a focus on non-fiction text this week.

Please complete the lessons

Monday 11th May

For this week’s writing task we would like you to follow the link to Oak National Academy.

Select Primary – Year 1 and complete the daily (Monday to Friday) English lessons for week beginning 11th May. The story for the week in English is ‘The Tiger who came to tea’.

We have provided the link here too!

Monday 4th May

For your writing task this week, we would like you to read the poem ‘Make a Face’, by Tony Mitton. Please read through the attached document and complete the activities – have fun!

Writing Task – Face poem

Monday 27th April

Please use the writing document below. This is a unit of work based on Sidney the Spider- A Tale of Friendship. You can listen to the story by following this link:

https://soundcloud.com/talkforwriting/sidney.

 

Please start working through the attached unit booklet, ensuring that you carefully complete these activities first:

Story of Sidney Spider

Talk activity about the story

Reading response activities

Who said what?

Quiz Time

The written text is here  y1-writing

Monday 13th July

This week we will be learning about position, direction and movement.

When you’ve listened to the left right song. Read through the Maths PowerPoint and complete the activity on slides 3 and 4.

Mark out a route in your house or garden using cups, teddies, chalk or whatever you can find. Describe the route to a partner using the words ‘left, right, forwards, backwards’. Can you swap and follow the directions of your partner?

Monday 6th July

We will continue to look at Money this week. Work through the Money PowerPoint Maths Money

Visit National Oak Academy:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-year/year-1/subjects/maths

Scroll down to the Money section or click on the filter tab and select Money. Complete  lessons 6-10 this week. 

Monday 29th June

We are going to be looking at Money for two weeks. Work through the Money PowerPoint Money Can you set up a shop. Label toys/fruit/household items. Which coins will you use to pay for the items?

Visit National Oak Academy:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-year/year-1/subjects/maths

Scroll down to the Money section or click on the filter tab and select Money. Complete complete lessons 1-5 this week. 

Monday 22nd June

When Jim went into the Giant’s castle, he saw lots of very very big items. This week in Maths please follow the link for Oak National Academy and select Maths week beginning 22nd June and complete the daily activities on length and height.

Monday 15th June

This week we would like you to look at how many tens and ones in a number. Go through the PowerPoint, Maths Tens and one PowerPoint and then complete the worksheet.  Maths tens and ones worksheet

 Challenge: Can you say who has the largest number?

Monday 8th June

We are look at numbers up to 100 this week. Please complete the following activities:

·       Count forwards and backwards to 100.

·       Call out random numbers (up to 100), children to write them down. Ensure you give a selection of ty and teen numbers.

·       Children can practise writing numbers, in words, to 20: one, two, three, four…

·       Complete the attached teen and ty numbers worksheet. ​  Maths teen and ty numbers

 

Monday 1st June

Can you complete the capacity activity using the document below? Your grown up’s at home will use the questions to challenge you. We have also included a vocabulary mat to discuss the key vocabulary. If you think you are ready for it, try the challenge cards too (they are trickier!)

Maths capacity-vocab-mat

Maths capacity-home-learning

Maths capacity-challenge-cards

Monday 18th May

For this week’s Maths tasks we would like you to follow the link to Oak National Academy.

Select Primary- Year 1 schedule and complete the daily (Monday to Friday) Maths lessons for week beginning 18th May(week 5).

Children will be applying their knowledge of number bonds and looking at 2 digit numbers.

Monday 11th May

For this week’s Maths task we would like you to follow the link to Oak National Academy. 

Select Primary -Year 1 and complete the daily (Monday to Friday) Maths lessons for week beginning 11th May. In Maths you will be looking at numbers to 100.

The link is also here!

Monday 4th May

Have fun playing these Maths games this week!

Maths

Monday 27th April

Choose a number between 5 and 10. Can you write down that number either in your home learning book or on a whiteboard/chalk on the floor/using paint? How many times can you write the number?

-Find 1 more and 1 less of that number

-Create that number using objects/toys

-Count on from that number/back from that number to 0

-Find that number around the house

-What numbers can you add together to create your chosen number?

-Can you find your number on a number line? To make the number line you could either write out numbers 1-10/ 1-20 yourself or your grown up could help you.

 

Challenge: Can you write some equations with your chosen number in? E.g. If you picked the number 5, you could write that 3+2=5/ 2+3=5/ 4+1=5/ 5-3=2/ 5-2=3/ 5-1=4 etc. Use some objects to help you show the answers practically.

Why is it so important that we are kind? Who should we be kind to? What acts of kindness can you think of? How have you been kind today?

Make a kindness checklist that you can tick off throughout the week. How many can you tick off? Can you tick any off more than once?

Monday 29th June

Have a discussion about the following questions.

What has been your favourite memory of your time at home?

What have you enjoyed?

What have you not enjoyed?

What has changed?

Is there anything that you have found tricky?

What can you do if you feel sad?
What makes you happy when you are feeling sad or worried?
Make a list of things that make you happy.

Monday 15th June

We all have special people in our lives and they are all special for lots of different reasons.

During the last few weeks, there are probably some special people in your life that you haven’t been able to see.

The activity sheet below is asking you to think about how you could show someone you don’t see that often that you still care.

PHSE special person

Monday 1st June

Listen to this song.

How does this make you feel? Happy we hope! As we are all stuck at home and things often seem difficult. This week’s challenge is to create a well-being jar. Please follow the instructions in the document below to help you to do this. You can send a photograph of your jar via our twitter email: twitter@minetinfants.org.uk

Monday 18th May

When we say hurtful things to other people, we often can’t see the damage that we’re doing on the inside. Our classmate may appear fine, but they’re really hurting. On the other hand, our kind words can be used to build someone else up, and make them feel beautiful on the inside. Sometimes we say things when we are feeling sad or angry. It is ok to have these feelings however, we need to ‘think before we speak’ because what we say can hurt people’s feelings.

 

If you have a printer you can ( PHSE) and cut out the phrases. Otherwise, you can write them out onto pieces of paper of your own. Create two areas, you can label these ‘kind words’ and ‘unkind words’. Read the phrases. Which ones should go where and why? Questions: Have you ever heard these statements? What happened? Why? How did you feel? Would you like it if someone said this to you? What can you do if you hear someone saying unkind things to you or someone else? You can then role-play using two teddies or dolls.

PSHE phrases sheet: PSHE

Monday 27th April

Can you think about what a good friend is? How are you a good friend?

 

Can you draw one of your friends? What do they do that makes them a good friend? Perhaps you could write some labels or sentences about them.

Play a game with your family, showing how you can be a good friend. Taking turns and using kind words and hands are some ways to be a good friend and it is important for us to be friendly at home too!

Monday 13th July

Open the document ir-phoneme-spotter-comprehension . Read the letter on the left hand of the page. Then, answer the questions 1-4. The focus sound is ‘ir’. Here is a video to recap this sound.

Monday 6th July

This week in Phonics we will recap Phase 4 blends/consonant clusters. Attached here are the blends and clusters. Phonics Phase 4 mat

Watch this video to remind yourself about them.

Complete the Phase 4 matching activity sheet. Phase 4 activity

Monday 28th June

Attached below are the Year 1 common exception words that Year 1 children should be able to read and spell by the end of the Year. Practise these words daily – maybe do a spelling test at the end of the week.

Year 1 common exception words

Monday 22nd June

For Phonics this week we will recap trigraphs. A trigraph is a group of three letters that together form a single sound. Look through the PowerPoint, Phonics trigraphs and write 5 words for each of the trigraphs:

ear, air, igh and ure

Challenge: Can you write the words into sentences using these tricky words:

​oh ​people ​called
​Mr ​Mrs ​asked
​could ​their ​looked

Monday 15th June

For Phonics this week we would like you recap Phase 5 tricky words. We have attached the words below. Read the words. Can you write them in sentences? Remember capital letters, finger spaces, full stop and adjectives. CHALLENGE: Can you think of a question?

phase 5 tricky words

Monday 8th June

For Phonics this week we would like you recap Phase 5 sounds. Use the ‘Look at the
grapheme – Say the phoneme’  Phonics phase 5 graphemes and words PowerPoint. Then complete the activity booklet here: Phase 5 booklet  You can print this out or complete on paper.

Monday 1st June

For Phonics task this week we would like you to think about the different ways the oa sound can be made. Please read the PowerPoint phonics and complete the activities on paper.

Monday 18th May

For our phonics task this week we would like you to think about the different ways the igh sound can be made. Please read the PowerPoint  Phonics and complete the activities on paper.

Monday 4th May

For our Phonics task this week we would like you to think about the different ways the ‘ai’ sound can be made. Please read the Powerpoint below and complete the activities on paper.

Phonics Task

Monday 11th May

For Phonics this week we would like you to think about the different ways the ee sound can be made. Please read the PowerPoint below and complete the activities on paper.

Phonics

Monday 27th April

Tricky Words: Please ensure you are spending some time each week practising tricky words with your child. Children should be able to read the words at speed which will improve fluency.

Monday 13th July

Here are some more fun experiments for you to do at home:

Awe and Wonder  Science experiement 1

Why soap works  Science experiment 2

Monday 6th July

At school we will be conducting a range of experiments. You can also do some at home. Either do the Raincloud in a jar experiement or the Pennies experiemnt.

Monday 29th June

We have been learning about animal diets. Go through the Identifying Herbivores, Carnivores and Omnivores PowerPoint identifying Herbivores, Carnivores and Omnivores. Create a fact file for each animal diet.

Monday 22nd June

Last week we looked at the diet of Herbivores. This week we will look at Omnivores.  An Omnivore is an animal that eats both plants and animals. Read through the PowerPoint Science Omnivores PowerPoint then choose 2 different omnivores to research. You can use the heading:

·       Animal Name Type (mammal, reptile, etc.) You can draw a picture as well.

·       Habitat (Where are they found?)

·       Diet (carnivore, herbivore or omnivore)

·       Diet facts (What do they eat?)

Monday 15th June

Last week we looked at the diet of Carnivores. This week we will look at Herbivores.  A herbivore is an animal that gets its energy from eating plants, and only plants. Read through the PowerPoint Science Herbivores then choose 2 different herbivores to research. You can use the heading:

·       Animal Name Type (mammal, reptile, etc.) You can draw a picture as well.

·       Habitat (Where are they found?)

·       Diet (carnivore, herbivore or omnivore)

·       Diet facts (What do they eat?)

Last week we started to learn about what animals eat. We will now start looking at each group in more detail. This week we are looking at Carnivores. Carnivores are animals that only eat meat. These animals have to catch animals to eat. Read through the PowerPoint (Science Carnivore PowerPoint) then choose 2 different carnivores to research. You can use the heading:

·       Animal Name Type (mammal, reptile, etc.) You can draw a picture as well.

·       Habitat (Where are they found?)

·       Diet (carnivore, herbivore or omnivore)

·       Diet facts (What do they eat?)

Monday 1st June

This half term we are going to learn about what animals eat. We all have different diets.

Some people eat meat, some eat halal foods and some people are vegetarians.

Different animals have different diets. Read though the  Science Presentation What Do I Eat

use the sorting cards(  Science – What Do I Eat Sorting Cards ) to complete the activity on the presentation.

Monday 18th May

This week, we are going to look at the group of animals called reptiles.

What are Reptiles? Reptiles are cold-blooded animals that are characterised by their scales and their ability to lay eggs.

Read through the Science – Reptiles power point and listen to the video on: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z6882hv/articles/zp9pfg8

Answer the questions about reptiles. You can either print the Science worksheet out or write the answer on paper. 

Monday 11th May

Science 

  This week, we are going to look at the group of animals called birds.                                                                                                                                              

•Take a look at birds on this PowerPoint  science-common-birds

•Watch the BBC Bitesize KS1 clip, ‘What are birds?’ (save the quiz for later when we have   looked at more animal groups).

•Discuss the similarities and differences of each bird, relate these to their habitats (where they live).

•Go into your garden and listen to the birds chirping. How many different types of bird can you spot? Find out what they are called. Can you name any from the ‘Garden Birds’ PowerPoint?

•Can you write down 4 or 5 things that all birds have in common? (beak, 2 legs, feathers, wings, lay eggs, 2 eyes, most can fly).

Draw your favourite bird or make a bird collage. Label:  eyes / wings / feet / feathers / beak. Can you write a few sentences about it? 

Monday 4th May

Last week in Science we learnt about the differences between animals. Some have 4 legs, some have none! Some have fur, some have feathers! This week we are going to think about animal groups. Please read and complete the mammals activity on the Powerpoint.

Science – Mammals

Monday 27th April

In Science we want to learn about animals. By the end of our topic, you should be able to name some different groups of animals and be able to say which group an animal belongs to and why.

For this week, we would like to get you thinking about how animals are different.

 

  1. Sit down with a grown-up and see how many animals you can think of in 5 minutes. Write them down in a list or your grown-up can do it for you.
  2. Find the answers to some of these questions:
  • How many legs do they have?
  • Do they have wings?
  • What else do they have? Where do they live?
  • What do they eat?
  • What noise do they make?
  • How do they move?
  • What can they do?

 

  1. Can you sort your animals into 2 groups e.g.

Animals with 4 legs/Animals WITHOUT 4 legs

Animals with wings/Animals WITHOUT wings

Can you think of your own way to sort them?

 

  1. Choose one of your animals and write a few sentences about it.

 

  1. Draw a lovely picture of your animal.

Monday 6th July

Have a go at Body Percussion on this video 

Monday 8th June

Follow the link and watch the videos:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zkgkwty

 

Complete the activity to make a musical jam jar. Please send your photographs to twitter@minetinfants.org.uk

Monday 1st June

Here are some of the songs that we enjoyed together when we were in school. Please revisit and recap our previous learning. They are very helpful, and I bet you could show your grown up’s what you know.

Days of the week – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tx0rvuXIRg

Months of the year – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPeAo1hz8GA

Count to 100 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TgLtF3PMOc

Counting in 10’s – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yr-IuM4SEA

Counting in 5’s – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r176jXYwct8

Counting in 2’s – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyCr0IgbYcI

Alphabet phonics – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1ZludcLyi8

Phase 3 phonics – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8Jp5MutVlQ

Previous activities

Follow this link to learn about rhythm.  Listen to the videos and complete the 3 interactive activities.

Monday 6th July

As we are learning about transport in History, please can you make your own vehicle using recyclable materials such as cereal boxes, egg boxes etc. 

Monday 29th June

Follow the link

 https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zr3tpg8

Explore new learning about designing and modelling. Listen to the online videos, and complete activity 1 and activity 2. If you do not have a printer for 2, activity make your own notes on paper.

Monday 22nd June

Use the PowerPoint slides  Art Kandinsky PowerPoint to learn how to mix colours, tints and shades. Use paints to paint circles in the style of Wassily Kandinsky. kandinsky-painting-template  

Please send us photographs of your wonderful artwork to twitter@minetinfants.org.uk

Monday 15th June

Complete a piece of outdoor art work. Go for a walk and collect materials to create a piece of art work. You could also use some objects/ materials that you can find at home too. Below are some examples to help you. We looking for the most creative ideas you can think of.

Please do send them to twitter@minetinfants.org.uk

Monday 8th June

Linked to our story this week, The Snail and the Whale,’ we would like you to draw a whale. Mrs Bhambra used the help of ‘Draw with Rob,’ to create hers.

Use the link below and follow the instructions to draw your own. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSUN5vR4QZY

Remember to send pictures to: twitter@minetinfants.org.uk

Monday 11th May

We are currently facing a very difficult time. Schools are closed, and we must be grateful to all of the key workers who are keeping us safe and working hard to keep the world moving. Create a poster for a key worker of your choice, and send it to them. E.g. send a poster to the local care home, send a poster to the local fire station, leave a poster on the door for the post man or put a poster in your window. There are some examples to help you, but please feel free to be as creative as you possibly can. We can make somebody smile this week!

thank-you-to-key-workers

Monday 4th May

For your Art task this week, we want you to think about animals.

Visit  this page on the internet and follow the step by step guide on how to draw Safari animals.

You will need:

  1. A pencil
  2. A rubber
  3. A piece of paper
  4. Colouring pencils

Challenge Activity

Imagine your safari animal went on a walk in the jungle, what other jungle friends would he/she meet?  What tropical fruits would he/she stop to snack on?  What stream would he/she drink from to quench his thirst?

Maybe you can include this all in your drawing to produce your very own wild jungle.

We would love to see your pictures – please remember to email them to us.

Monday 29th June

Here is a range of resources and ideas that may help you with some form of Physical Activity or Physical Education at home.
All of these resources have been created by quality assured providers, and downloads should be free.
NHS – Change 4 life: This website shares a number of links and ideas for fun home based activities at home, many of which link with other curriculum areas https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/activities

Youth Sport Trust: You can find a range of PE activities that can be done individually or in pairs/small groups with a focus on the development of physical competence and actively learning the importance of personal skills to support social, emotional and mental wellbeing: http://www.youthsporttrust.org/pe-home-learning

Or, if you’re looking for a short, fun activity break there are lots of ideas here: http://www.youthsporttrust.org/active-breaks

BBC Supermovers: A number of activities and videos aimed at primary aged children, linking physical activity challenges with other subject area https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers

Active kids do better: A range of ideas and resources to inspire families to do some physical activity together https://www.activekidsdobetter.co.uk/active-home

Monday 22nd June

We are going to recap our knowledge of online safety this week. Some of you may remember Smartie the penguin who taught us who can help to keep us safe on the Internet. Please follow the link to find out more: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zr3bhcw

Please watch the videos and complete the written and worksheet activities.

Monday 18th May

Follow the link to learn about coding: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmp98xs

Listen to the videos, and complete the 2 interactive activities. 

Computing – Directions

Dear Year 1 Children,

We hope you and your families are safe and well.

For half term we have some fun activities to share with you… some of which the teachers have already had a go at.

  • Try some of the Lego Challenge Activities (Mrs Bhambra tried challenge 1)

 

  • Bake something yummy (Mrs Sturgess baked biscuits… there is a video on twitter for you to follow)

 

  • Paint something from the garden (Mrs Draper painted stones)

  • Have a picnic (Miss Hassan enjoyed hers – she baked biscuits for her picnic by following Mrs  Sturgess’s recipe)

 

  • Try to blow the biggest bubble (Miss Mohamed has done well with hers!)

  • Draw a chalk picture outside
  • Practise skipping and star jumping.
  • Paint a summer picture.
  • Play board games.
  • Tidy up your bedroom.
  • Write the shopping list.
  • Read, read, read!

 

We would love to see you completing some of these activities. Please send pictures to twitter@minetinfants.org.uk

It was St George’s day yesterday( 23rd April)  and we thought the following activity would be suitable for our year one children.

St George (famous for slaying the dragon) is the patron saint of England. He was a Roman soldier who protested against the Roman torture of Christians, and was killed for his beliefs. He is most famous for the story of his fight against the dragon. Please read the story and then either use the templates or draw your own shield design. What will you include in yours? You may even want to use recycling materials to make one.

st-georges-day-story-powerpoint

shield

  • Can you write a letter to someone you have not seen for a while?  It could be to a member of your family or maybe a friend. Tell them what you have been doing and what you miss doing. Can you add a question in your letter?

My Family

Think about your family:

  • What does your family look like? Who is in your family? Which members of your family live with you and who lives somewhere else? Do you have a big or small family? What jobs do the people in your family do?
    Spend some time looking at family photos. Do you have some pictures of your family members when they were your age? What about when you were a baby? How has your family changed?
    Is your family the same as your friends? What is the same and what is different?
  • Can you create a picture frame to go around a photograph of your family? You could use anything you like; pens, pencils, paints, wrapping paper, pasta, buttons etc. We would love to see your creativeness – remember you can email your finished work.

Mrs Bhambra has a special message for Lavender class if you click on her picture…

…and Mrs Draper too for both Lavender and Orchid!

Huda

Miss Mohamed says hello to her Dandelions

Caroline

Hello to all the Daffodils from Mrs Sturgess

Mona

Hello from Miss Hassan to Orchid class

Science: Plants

Year 1 were learning about plants. We have learnt about the different parts of a plant and discussed what they need to grow efficiently.

For your home learning you can do an experiment yourselves to see how plants grow.

You will need:

  • A jar/container
  • Broad bean
  • Paper towels
  • Water

Step 1:

Put some soil or a paper towel in your jar/container.

Step 2:

Put your bean in.

Step 3:

Fold the paper towel over the bean to cover it slightly.

Step 4:

Find a safe area in your house with direct sunlight where you can put your jar/container

Step 5:

Water the bean once a day (remember not to use too much water as your bean doesn’t need a lot to grow) and watch what happens!

Step 6:

Keep a record of how your bean is growing.

You can write or draw what you see every day.

*Challenge – Try measuring the stem of your plant using a ruler to see how much it grows over time!

When completing this home learning with your child, try to use this key vocabulary:

  • Grow
  • Plant
  • Seed
  • Roots
  • Leaf
  • Stem
  • Sunlight
  • Water

Year 1 Home Learning

The Year 1 team would encourage all parents/carers to continue to support their children with the following tasks:

  • Challenge yourself to Reading Bingo
  • Read your home reading books
  • Ensure you log onto Bug Club and read the allocated books, remembering to answer the comprehension questions – this is really important as it will be our only way to ensure that children are reading the at the correct level
  • Visit Oxford Owl, register and follow the link for parents. There is a phonics guide, maths games and free e-book library – you can pick the age range appropriate to your child and you will have access to hundreds of online books
  • Use PhonicsPlay to keep practising your phonics. You can access the same resources that we use at school by using these details to login:

Username – march20

Password – home

Daily Classroom Online

The Oak National Academy is a new website which provides lots of online lessons for year 1 every week. Click on the schedule for Year 1 to begin your online journey. We will be having a look ourselves and letting you know which subject areas are new learning for you child and which would be revision.

BBC Bitesize are also providing daily lessons online. Click Year 1 to begin your learning.

Visit our new page to see messages and videos from the staff at Minet!

Can you Tell a Story?

At Minet we love using Tales Toolkit to help us to create stories and use our imagination.

Click on the symbols below to find out a bit more about what they mean so you can start using them at home!

Visit our Tales Toolkit page for weekly challenges!

Other Activities for You

  • Log onto School Jam and complete your allocated Maths activities
  • Visit Top Marks for extra maths activities –  you can practise number bonds, doubling and halving
  • Sings songs – you can visit SingUp for ideas
  • Draw a picture of your favourite animal
  • Collect junk modelling and make a animal from it
  • Dress up and role play
  • Do some baking
  • Have fun!

Please ensure you check this page and our twitter page @minetinfants daily as we endeavour to update this regularly. If you would like to share any of your home learning then please email it to twitter@minetinfants.org.uk

The Year 1 team would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support and wish you well. We look forward to seeing you when the school re-opens.