Year 1 (Class 4)

Welcome to Class 4!

Miss Haigh and Ms Trayer

Hello Year 1 children, parents and carers,

 

We understand that lots of you will be learning from home in the coming weeks, so we will be using this class page, Toco Mail and our Year 1 twitter page @smaaayear01 to keep in touch with you. We will post activities your children can complete at home, along with support and guidance.  

 

You can access the following web pages for some extra practise.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/maths/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/english/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/science/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primary/history/worldhistory/

 

Also, while you are at home remember to try and keep as active as possible! Joe Wicks (the Body Coach) will be holding live PE sessions on his You Tube channel every morning at 9 o’clock!!! You can access these at any time-it is a great way to start the day!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

It is very important to stay calm and mindful during this time. Go Noodle have some great mindfulness activities you can do indoors. Simply search ‘go noodle mindfulness’ on YouTube and you will find some short activities.

Finally, please keep scrolling down for our weekly tasks. Here we have some exciting ideas and mini lessons that you can complete with your child each week. 

Take care everyone,  

Miss Haigh and Ms Trayer


 

Year 1 Workbook

Please find below a link to our Year 1 workbooks. 

These workbooks are filled with lots of exciting activities and important information to help your child feel ready for Year 2. 

 If you would prefer a paper copy of our Year 1 workbooks, please contact us via Tocomail, tweet us, email admin@smaaa.info or ring school on 0151 477 8400
Thank you ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜

Year1 Workbook 2020 (27-06-20) Part1

Year1 Workbook 2020 (27-06-20) Part2

The work included in the English section of the Year 1 Workbook Part1 focuses on phonics and comprehension of very simple sentences. The file Year 1 English Workbook below includes grammar and punctuation tasks, some longer texts to read with comprehension questions, some phonics and some writing tasks. This is an added option if you feel that your child is ready for more challenging tasks. 

Year 1 English Workbook 2020

 

Year 1 Creative Task (to complete over 4 weeks) 

At this time of year it is very important that we think about the small creatures around us. We need to think about whether they have shelter and food so that they can stay safe and grow. That is why your creative task for the next 4 weeks is to build a minibeast hotel.

We would like you to create a hotel full of different natural materials, to provide hidey-holes for creatures galore! The size and construction of your bug hotel is only limited by the materials you have available and your imagination! 

We can’t wait to see pictures of your wonderful hotels. 

Have a look at the ones below for some inspiration. 

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Weekly Tasks week beginning 29.06.2020

English

This week we will be listening to or reading the story, ‘Back to Earth with a Bump’.

There is a video of the story below or you can read the story on the comprehension file for Day 1’s task.

Day 1 – Reading comprehension.

You can choose between the three different sets of comprehension questions on the file attached. The question sheets each have stars at the bottom of the page. One star is the easiest up to three stars which is more challenging. You do not need to complete all three sets of questions.

back-to-earth-with-a-bump-differentiated-reading-comprehension-activity

Day 2

Today you are going to concentrate on adjectives. Can you remember how the different planets were described? Look back at the story to find the adjectives used. Then you are going to think of as many describing words as possible to describe the pictures of the stars and planets. You can describe their shape, colour or size and lots more.

Can you write descriptive sentences about your favourite part of the story? You might choose to describe the moon, the stars or one of the planets. Remember to use capital letters and full stops where they are needed. You might even use an exclamation mark.

Space Awesome Adjectives

Day 3

Today you are going to pretend you are Hal and imagine what you saw, how you felt and what you thought. 

What did Earth look like from space? What colours did you see? Were you excited or terrified?

The file below includes some of these questions and more.

Part A asks you to draw what you see and Part B asks you questions which you have to answer from Hal’s point of view. The final activity is to write an email from Hal to home. You do not need to complete all three tasks but do try to write some sentences from Hal’s point of view in at at least one of the tasks. For example, you could draw Hal in space with a thought bubble saying, “Wow, I can’t believe how tiny Earth looks from here!”

Journey Into Space Hal’s Point of View

Day 4 

For the next couple of days, you are going to pretend that you are an astronaut.

Today you are planning your trip. What would you need to take with you to space? What do you need to survive? What will make the journey more successful or interesting? What can’t you live without? What might cheer you up if you are lonely? 

List these items inside the picture of a rocket on the attached file or you can draw your own rocket.

what-would-i-take-to-space-rocket-writing-frame-_ver_1

Day 5

Today you are going to imagine that you have discovered a new planet. What does it look like? Are there any forms of life on the planet? How hot or cold is it? 

You are going to design your own planet and you can even design an alien too. Make sure you use adjectives to describe your planet and alien. Have fun!

design-your-own-planet-activity-sheet_ver_2

 

Maths 

This week in maths we are ordering numbers, recognising notes and coins and counting coins.  Ask your grown up to show you some notes and coins.

Click on the link below to watch the video clips and then complete the matching activity.

Year 1 maths video clips

Lesson 1

Lesson 1 – Ordering numbers

Lesson 2

Lesson 2 – Recognising coins

Lesson 3

Lesson 3 – Recognising notes

Lesson 4

Lesson 4 – Counting in coins

Friday Maths Challenge

SPaG

Below are our new Year 1 and 2 SPaG mats that we know you have lots of fun completing ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Year 1 SPaG

Year 2 SPaG

 

Prefix ‘un’

This week we would like to you to learn how and when to use the prefix ‘un’. 

Below you will find a short PowerPoint that contains guidance and activities. After that there is a fun word search you can complete to help you practice using the prefix ‘un’.   

Prefix PowerPoint

Prefix Word Search

 

Handwriting 

Make sure you keep practising your handwriting. 

Cursive Handwriting

 

Reading and Spelling

Don’t forget to keep on learning your Common Exception Words. It is important that you know how to read AND spell these words. 

Year 1 and 2 CEW

Year 3 and 4 CEW

Science

This week in Science we will be looking at plants in different seasons. I would like you to think about how a tree would look in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter and draw how it would look on the template given. You can use colours to show how the tree looks in different seasons or if you would like to be creative you use coloured tissue paper and stick it on the tree to make it 3D. 

Science- Four seasons

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Topic – ‘Neighbours’ 

Lesson 1

 Please read the accompanying notes and look at the images on CAFODโ€™s โ€˜ Is this fair?โ€™ PowerPoint and discuss.

How can we be a good neighbour to people who don’t have as much as we do? 

Jesus asked us to share and care for our neighbours around the world. How can we do this?

‘Is this fair?’ PowerPoint

 

Lesson 2

Lord Jesus, teach me to care,

Lord Jesus, teach me to share,

Lord Jesus, teach me to be kind to neighbours everywhere.

Lord Jesus, help our sisters and brothers all over the world to have a fair share.

  Amen

We would now like you to read the above prayer and discuss what it means to you. 

We would then like you to re-write this prayer, decorate it and display it somewhere in your house.

It is then always there as a reminder to think of others. 

 

PSHE

Right and wrong things you can do. Think about different ways you can behave. There are good and bad behaviours. Read these sentences below, cut them out and split them up into what you think is good behaviour and what you think is bad behaviour.

 

I said thankyou when my friend gave me a present for my birthday.

 

 

I said unkind things about someone in my class.

 

 

I helped my little sister get ready for school.

 

 

I gave my brother my last sweet.

 

 

I shouted at my mum because she would not let me stay up late.  

 

 

Now discuss with a partner what you think is good behaviour and give an example of something kind you have done for somebody else and how it made you feel. Also think about bad behaviour and give an example of something you have done wrong. Think about why it was wrong and what you could have done differently.

Geography 

This week in geography we will be looking at extreme weathers. Take a look at this PowerPoint of some of the different extreme weathers and see if you can recognise any extreme weathers we may experience in this country. 

Extreme Weathers PowerPoint

Now you have looked at these extreme weathers I would like you to focus this week on extremely hot weather conditions. Draw a suit case as big as your piece of paper and include 5 things in there that you would need to take with you to an extremely hot country. Draw your 5 items and label them. Write on the top of your page what country you are traveling to if it is extremely hot. 

Art 

This week we would like you to look at this piece of artwork by Vincent Van Gogh. It is called ‘Wheatfield with Cypresses’. 

We would like you to recreate this piece of art work, paying special attention to the way Vincent Van Gogh used different colours and textures to create an effect. 

Vincent van Gogh | Biography, Art, & Facts | Britannica

 

PE

 

As we are reading a story about space in English this week, I have provided some space themed activities for your PE this week.

You just need a dice for this game.

Space Race Home 01

 

Here are some astronaut skills.

Would you like to imagine that you are an alien or even a firework in the sky? See the file attached below for some Starry Skies dancing activities.

year-1-dance-starry-skies-home-learning-tasks

Music 

This week we are still  continuing to ‘revisit, rewind and replay’ songs we have been learning throughout the whole year to consolidate our  learning. Lets see if you can remember learning the following song in school,   

‘The Rainbow Connection’ by Kermit the Frog.  

I would like you to listen to this song and find out the answers to the following questions.

What year was this song made?

Can you find out an interesting fact about this piece of music? 

What is the pitch like throughout this song? (high/low) 

What is the tempo? (fast/slow) 

Do you like/dislike this song? 

Don’t forget to dance along and maybe you could try and learn the lyrics ๐Ÿ™‚ 

 

Computing 

This week you are going to be web designers!

You are going to design a web page to advertise fruit and vegetables.

You need to think about your target audience and all of the important information you would need to include. 

We can’t wait to see what you design ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Web Designers Activity Sheet

 

 

Weekly Tasks week beginning 22.06.2020

English 

 

This week we will start with a lovely story called ‘Look Up’ by Nathan Bryon then end the week with some work on the topic of dinosaurs.

The story below is read by the author, Nathan Bryon and is 6 minutes long. The illustrator, Dapo Adeola, then leads a draw along activity which is fun too! If this video is too long, just google ‘Look Up by Nathan Bryon’ and shorter videos are available with just the story.

The activities for Day 1 -3 can be completed without hearing the whole story if you can’t watch the video below.

Day 1 – Complete the reading comprehension below.

Look Up 60 Second Reading Comprehension Activity

Day 2 – Find the sentence

Look at the pictures and try to form a sentence about the picture by moving through the maze. Start on the top line and move sideways or downwards until you reach the bottom. Your sentence needs to start with a capital letter and end with a full stop. Make sure it makes sense!

Look Up Sentence Mazes

Day 3

The story ‘Look Up’ is all a about a child who aspires to be an astronaut when she grows up.

Your task today is to think about a job you would like to do or a job that you think is interesting or fun. Draw a picture of you dressed for this job in the work setting, label it and write about why you would like this job. Try to use the word because in your sentence. For example, ‘I would like to be a vet because I love animals’.

Day 4 – For the next couple of days, our topic is dinosaurs (as promised). We have already had some Year 1 children writing about dinosaurs at home and I thought it would be nice to cover this topic as part of our home learning as I know how much many of you love dinosaurs.

Today’s task – I have attached the file, ‘Dinosaur book questions’. This file alone has the information and questions for today’s task. Dinosaur Book questions

Below is a Dinosaur Ebook. This is an extra book for you to read if you would like to. You may need an adult to help you. You do not need to read this book for today’s task, it is just for fun.

Dinosaurs Ebook

If you have really enjoyed reading this book, you could write about your favourite dinosaur and send it to us on tocomail or twitter, like some Year 1 children have already. 

Day 5

Today you are going to find and circle the punctuation in a short extract about dinosaurs. Then you will correct the sentences that have missing capital letters or punctuation.

dino Punctuation Spotter Activity Sheet

Maths

This week we will be learning about numbers within 100, counting, partitioning and comparing.

Here is a 100 square for you to look at if you need it.  Click on the link below if you would like to print one off.

100 square

 

Click on the link below for the helpful video clips, then complete the matching lesson activity.

Year 1 maths video clips

Lesson 1

Lesson-1-Counting-to-100

Lesson 2

Lesson-2-Partitioning-numbers

Lesson 3

Lesson-3-Comparing-numbers-1

For number 3, draw your own base 10.

Lesson 4

Lesson-4-Comparing-numbers-2

Lesson 5

Complete the challenge

I think that Tommy is … because …

SPaG

Below are our Year 1 and 2 SPaG mats that we know you have lots of fun completing ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Year 1 SPaG

Year 2 SPaG

This week we would like you to practice adding suffixes to the end of words. Below is a PowerPoint that will explain to you how and why we add suffixes. Then we would like you to complete the small activity sheet afterwards to demonstrate your understanding. 

Suffixes PowerPoint

Adding Suffixes Activity

 

Handwriting 

Make sure you keep practising your  handwriting. 

Cursive Handwriting

 

Reading and Spelling

Don’t forget to keep on learning your Common Exception Words. It is important that you know how to read AND spell these words. 

Year 1 and 2 CEW

Year 3 and 4 CEW

 

Science

This week in Science we will be looking at different clothes we wear for different types of weather. List 10 different items of clothing you can think of, for example: hat, scarf, t shirt, swim suit, coat, dress, shorts, wellies. Write them down and draw the picture to match. Cut them out and turn them over so you cannot see what is on them. Now write down the different types of weather we have, sunny, rain, windy, snow. Now spread them out into different spaces. The aim of the game is to now turn the pictures over one by one and place them with what weather you would wear them for. As a challenge once you have matched all 10 see if there is any more items of clothing you could add to the list. Now think about what are you wearing now? What is the weather like today? 

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Topic – ‘Neighbours’ 

Lesson 1

Please read the PowerPoint below. In this PowerPoint you will meet different types of neighbours. 

Neighbours Around Our World

This PowerPoint explains to us that our neighbours are not always people that live close by.

We would like you to tell someone at home about the neighbours you have read about today. 

Lesson 2

We would like you to read the PowerPoint below that explains to us how CAFOD helps our neighbours around the world. 

Helping Our Neighbours

Jesus taught us all to be ‘good neighbours’ and to make sure we look after one another. 

This week we would like you to think about how you can be a good neighbour to people from around the world. What could you do to help people?  If it is possible you could act upon the ideas that you have thought of.

We would love to hear how you have been a ‘good neighbour’, so make sure you send us a message via Tocomail or Twitter to let us know what you have done. 

 

PSHE

This week in PSHE we will be thinking about how we can listen to others and what it feels like not to be listened to and how others would feel if we didn’t listen to them. This can be achieved through day to day activities that you do at home. Playing with brothers or sisters or playing with parents. Going on a bike or doing things as a family. Once you feel you have all participated in something of your choice together think about:

Did you listen to the other person?

Did they listen to you?

How would you feel if they didn’t listen to you?

Have this discussion and make it your aim this week to listen to others in your household and understand when you are being listened to. Draw a picture of how it made you feel when other people listened carefully to you.

Geography 

This week in Geography we will be looking at forecasting the weather. Here is a PowerPoint presentation for you to work through which will help you understand the weather more clearly using symbols that represent different types of weather.

  1. Watch the weather forecast clip on the PowerPoint.
  2. Draw different symbols that represent the weather. (aim to create at least 4)
  3. Watch the weather on the evening news and see if you can recognise any of the symbols. 
  4. Once you understand the symbols used, it is time to create your own weather forecast.
  5. Choose from the symbols what you want to use and speak about what the weather will be doing. If you can, get a parent to record you and send it to us via twitter so we can see what you have been doing.

# Lesson Presentation Forecasting the Weather

Art

This week we would like you to study the work of Vincent Van Gogh.

Vincent Van Gogh was a Dutch painter who used lots of different colours in his work. 

We would like you to discuss the colours and style that he uses and then share your opinions about his work. 

Sunflowers - Vincent Van Gogh - Oil Reproduction - Canvas Art ...

Vincent van Gogh | Biography, Art, & Facts | Britannica

Vincent van Gogh - Paintings, Quotes & Death - Biography

Maybe you could try and recreate some of Vincent Van Gough’s work. 

 

PE

This week is National School Sport Week. To celebrate this, Youth Sport Trust have shared with us some lovely activity ideas, attached below. Please get involved by taking a little time to pick out some fun activities to try out at home. Why not even get the hashtag trending?

YST_NSSW_Activities

Letโ€™s get #NSSWtogether trending!

We are so grateful for your support of National School Sport Week at Home, supercharged by Sky Sports.
It would be brilliant if we could all jointly get the hashtag trending, so we are asking you to post the following or similar at 9am on Monday 22 June:

Iโ€™m supporting @YouthSportTrust National School Sport Week at Home to celebrate the impact of sport on young peopleโ€™s wellbeing. Sport has the power to bring us together even when weโ€™re apart.

 

Music

This week we are still  continuing to ‘revisit, rewind and replay’ songs we have been learning throughout the whole year to consolidate our  learning. Lets see if you can remember learning the following song in school,   

‘Jai Ho’ by A. R. Rahman  

I would like you to listen to this song and find out the answers to the following questions. 

What genre of music is this? 

What year was this song made? 

What is special about this band? 

What is the pitch like throughout this song? (high/low) 

What is the tempo? (fast/slow) 

Do you like/dislike this song? 

Don’t forget to dance along and maybe you could try and learn the lyrics ๐Ÿ™‚ 

 

Computing 

This week we would like you to practice your typing skills.  We would like you to use the activity sheet below to help you complete your typing task.

Typing Skills Activity Sheet

As you are typing we would like to you change the size of the font, the font style and use bold, italic and underline options. 

 

 

 


I would like to wish everyone in Class 4 a warm welcome to our class page.

I look forward to all the fun activities, adventures and learning we will be exploring together in the coming months.

If you need to speak to me or have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me. 


At St Michael and All Angels School we are a Christian Community where everybody is  valued and recognised  for their unique contribution. We provide a child-centred education in a positive learning environment in which all children may reach their full potential. The Gospel values of love and respect are at the heart of our partnership with parents and carers, Governors, the parish and wider community.

In Class 4 we have been learning about what our mission statement means to us… How can we live it out?

Christian Community

In Class 4, we gather together to say our daily prayers. 

We plan and take part in daily Collective Worship.

We explore RE through Come and See by listening to scripture, singing songs and talking about stories from the Bible.

We love and care for one another.

Valued and Recognised for our Unique Contributions

We recognise that we are valued by celebrating our achievements together in class and as a school community through the Gold Award.

We cherish each otherโ€™s unique talents and strengths.

Child Centred Education

Through our topics, we discuss what we think, know and wonder about.  We talk about and plan our learning journey.

We take part in WOW events to bring our curriculum to life.

Positive Learning Environment

We have a wonderful classroom where we can learn, share and have fun!

We love to display work that we are proud of.

Gospel Values of Love and Respect

We follow our class and school rules by recognising good and bad choices.

We live in the light of Jesus by loving and caring for everything God created.

Partnership with Parents, Carers, Governors, the Parish and Wider Community.

We enjoy sharing our celebrations with Parents and Carers.

We celebrate at church with our Parish Family.

Helping others in the Wider Community and supporting local charities.


Year 1 Curriculum Map 

Year 1 Curriculum Map 2020

 

All children will have free milk and fruit every day.

Homework and Home reading

Homework will be given out every Friday. 

Home readers will be changed each week. Your child will have been given a day to bring their book back to school. It would be helpful for you to write a comment. Also, we expect your child to draw a picture about the story and write a sentence if possible.

 

We really appreciate your support and look forward to working with you and your child as the year progresses.