17.5.20

Dear Parents,

We hope that you enjoyed your butterfly topic last week because here we go again! Please find below the timetable and resources for week 5. Hopefully your child’s sunflower package has arrived and they are enjoying watching them grow!

Over half term please record the amount of fruit and vegetables you eat everyday and fill in the table from the homework pack.

Again, this week is based around what we would have been teaching at school and we have adapted the activities for you to do at home where possible. There is no expectation that your child should complete every activity each day but again you have a range of activities that you can pick and choose from. Please help your child to keep up with their reading, phonics and mental maths.

Remember to keep adding your work to your scrap book and stick in photos of what you have been learning about. Please keep us posted on how you are getting on via email, we are here to support you.

With very best wishes, The Year One Team

Rabbit@valleyend.surrey.sch.uk / Squirrel@valleyend.surrey.sch.uk

General information:

Internet Safety: we are aware that the children may have more time on the internet in the coming weeks. Whilst at school we have “Hector” that the children can click on if they see something that upsets them, you may not have security like this set up at home. Have a look at this powerpoint with your child and talk to them about keeping safe online, and what to do if they see something they don’t like:
https://www.childnet.com/resources/smartie-the-penguin

Maths Learning Objectives: To name 2D and 3D shapes and describe them.

RMeasimaths As the children are now able to access RM maths at home please try to fit this in 3 times a week.

English Learning Objectives: To read and write poems about butterflies.

Reading: read any fiction or non-fiction book/magazine/comic you have at home aloud for 10 minutes. Then ask someone to ask you questions about what happened in the story or what the non-fiction was about. After that, try asking them some questions to check they have been listening! Then write today’s date and the title of the book in your yellow book and ask them to sign it.

*For an idea for some online books, take a look at https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/help-child-learn-age-5-6/ and search for their FREE online books.* 

Phonics: write your first and last name in a book, on paper or on a whiteboard and then write out your spelling words each day. Then choose one activity from the following list:

  • Use magnetic letters, bath crayons, chalks or alphabet stampers to write each word.
  • Write each word on someone’s back and see if they can guess what it is.
  • Write each word in a silly sentence, making sure you use a capital letter, a full stop or ! or ? and spaces.
  • Log on to www.phonicsplay.co.uk and play a phonics game with the sound of the week.

    Spelling lists were attached to the week 1 document, and should be in most pink books. Please give your child a spell check each Friday on their spelling words!

Extra phonic ideas:

  • Play tricky word or sound bingo… the children are used to playing this in school.
  • Digraph dice…roll to make words or sentences with that digraph in.
  • On Twinkl they have phonic phonopoly games… could be fun to try!

Useful links:

PE with Joe Wicks (live at 9am daily) is on YouTube or Andy’s Wild Workouts are on iPlayer. 

Zumba– Butterfly dance clip- https://youtu.be/Lkza_tRlNRE

EnglishMrs Carfrae-Wells’ Butterfly poem clip – found in the sharepoint ‘Butterflies’ folder 
Butterflies flying clip- https://youtu.be/aBfJtTm_XD4

MathsMrs Elsdon’s shape video – found in the sharepoint ‘Butterflies’ folder 
3D shape clip- https://youtu.be/2cg-Uc556-Q

MusicRe-watch Mrs Hardiman’s video from last week to remind you of the song ‘Tiny Caterpillar’.
Another caterpillar song:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5ZCw9cUEq0

RE: Moses and the ten commandments- https://youtu.be/3TxkWgZS_jE (This is quite a long video so you may want to watch in stages)
BBC Bitesize KS2: 10 commandments in the bible and the Torah clip. www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zyjqhyc

ArtMrs Welham’s butterfly painting video– found in the sharepoint ‘Butterflies’ folder 

Phonics: ‘ph & wh’ alphablocks clip- https://youtu.be/Y810I6Qm9i4
‘oy’ clips- https://youtu.be/p63GORjHBN0 https://youtu.be/90TTaMJfu1Q
Phonics clipMrs Spragg – found in the sharepoint ‘Butterflies’ folder
Use the attached Nature Detective sheets to make a butterfly feeder or a butterfly iDial.

10.5.20

Dear Parents,                                                                                                                                                            

We hope the giant home learning went well last week. We are now beginning a 2 week topic on butterflies so here are the timetable and resources for week 4. We have sent all of the children a little surprise in the post (some sunflower seeds and a sunflower diary), which might take a little while to arrive, although we know some arrived the next day! When they receive their package they can plant their seeds and begin their diary. They should then observe their plants and continue their diary each week for Science.

Again, it is based around what we would have been teaching at school and we have adapted the activities for you to do at home where possible. There is no expectation that your child should complete every activity each day but again you have a range of activities that you can pick and choose from. Please help your child to keep up with their reading, phonics and mental maths.

Remember to keep adding your work to your scrap book and stick in photos of what you have been learning about. Please keep us posted on how you are getting on via email, we are here to support you.

With very best wishes,

The Year One Team

 Rabbit@valleyend.surrey.sch.uk / Squirrel@valleyend.surrey.sch.uk

General information:

Internet Safetywe are aware that the children may have more time on the internet in the coming weeks. Whilst at school we have “Hector” that the children can click on if they see something that upsets them, you may not have security like this set up at home. Have a look at this powerpoint with your child and talk to them about keeping safe online, and what to do if they see something they don’t like: https://www.childnet.com/resources/smartie-the-penguin

Maths Learning Objectives: To subtract from 10/20/100 and to find the difference between 2 numbers.

RMeasimaths As the children are now able to access RM maths at home please try to fit this in 3 times a week. 

English Learning Objectives: To write a non-fiction booklet about butterflies.

Reading: read any fiction or non-fiction book/magazine/comic you have at home aloud for 10 minutes. Then ask someone to ask you questions about what happened in the story or what the non-fiction was about. After that, try asking them some questions to check they have been listening! Then write today’s date and the title of the book in your yellow book and ask them to sign it.

*For an idea for some online books, take a look at https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/help-child-learn-age-5-6/ and search for their FREE online books.*

Phonicswrite your first and last name in a book, on paper or on a whiteboard and then write out your spelling words each day. Then choose one activity from the following list:

  • Use magnetic letters, bath crayons, chalks or alphabet stampers to write each word.
  • Write each word on someone’s back and see if they can guess what it is.
  • Write each word in a silly sentence, making sure you use a capital letter, a full stop or ! or ? and spaces.
  • Log on to www.phonicsplay.co.uk and play a phonics game with the sound of the week.

Spelling lists were attached to the week 1 document, and should be in most pink books.  Please give your child a spell check each Friday on their spelling words!

Extra phonic ideas: 

  • Play tricky word or sound bingo… the children are used to playing this in school. 
  • Tricky word or sound monster      
  • Digraph dice…roll to make words or sentences with that digraph in.  
  • Treasure chest game- sort out real words from nonsense words.

Useful links:

PE with Joe Wicks (live at 9am daily) is on YouTube or Andy’s Wild Workouts are on iPlayer.

Handwriting: Mrs Spragg has done a handwriting video for you this week – take a look in the sharepoint folder for ‘Butterflies’

English: ‘The very Hungry Caterpillar story’ https://youtu.be/75NQK-Sm1YY
Butterfly facts: https://youtu.be/5yAoZ446j8U

Maths: Mrs Elsdon’s ‘difference between 1 and difference between 2’ videos – found in the sharepoint ‘Butterflies’ folder

Dance: Zumba lesson: https://youtu.be/ymigWt5TOV8

Science: The life cycle of a butterfly clip: https://youtu.be/O1S8WzwLPlM    

PSHE: Balanced diet- https://youtu.be/mMHVEFWNLMc

Music: Mrs Hardiman has made a video called Caterpillar’s and Butterflies1 – found in the sharepoint ‘Butterflies’ folder

RE: Yom Kippur clip- https://youtu.be/kGrK2Zzvjew

Phonics: er- https://youtu.be/Taa3ANEyN_Y
Recap of er, ir, ur- https://youtu.be/BEAuZcRB_cM   &   https://youtu.be/lNJGKrs8BGA
ay- https://youtu.be/ROKNNvuGpEo

Use the attached spotter guides from the Woodland Trust if you go out and about looking for caterpillars and butterflies.