Tuesday 7th July
Today we are learning to identify imperative verbs.
Look at this PowerPoint about imperative verbs.
Why do we use imperative verbs?
Imperative verbs help us to tell a command or an instruction.
Have a go at this activity to identify the imperative verbs.
Monday 6th July
WALT order instructions
Have a look at this PowerPoint which will help you to understand the features of instructions.
Can you order this set of picture instructions and say what you think the instruction might be for this activity?
Friday 3rd July
Science - Make predictions about the suitability of a variety of materials for a seaside house.
Here is the challenge:
To build a house for the Lighthouse Keeper and his wife.
What is the main criteria for the house to be successful (waterproof and able to withstand the wind on the cliff), so the materials need to be strong and waterproof.
Think about which materials you think you would like to build the house and why. Plan which materials you could test and whether you think they would be good for a house or not. (Have a look for some materials at home that you could use, e.g. paper, lego bricks, sticks, plastic?)
Discuss how to test the house. Plan an investigation – How can we test that the house is waterproof? How can we test that the house can withstand wind? Complete House Investigation planning sheet.
Thursday 2nd July
Geography - WALT Sort human and physical features of the seaside
Have a look at this PowerPoint that will help you to understand the Human and Physical features of the seaside.
Can you sort the words on this table into Physical and Human features for the seaside? Can you think of any extra words to add to the table?
Wednesday 1st July
Today we are learning to write an Acrostic poem. You can use some of our Alliteration from the poem yesterday.
Have a look at this PowerPoint about Acrostic poems.
Ok, so let’s write one together about the sea-side. We will use some of our ideas from the Alliteration.
Our Acrostic poem will have each line starting with one of these letters:
Shiny shells (from yesterday’s Alliteration poem)
Silky sand (from Monday’s word selection)
Have a go at your own Acrostic poem using the template below or create an Acrostic word of your own. Maybe try your own version of SEASIDE too.
Tuesday 30th June
Today we are going to write an alliteration poem about the seaside. We will expand on some of the ideas we had yesterday and create a poem with numbers at the start of each line.
Try to think of a list of things you might see at the seaside and add it to the activity you completed yesterday.
eg. sandcastle, crab, shells, waves
Let’s put some of these ideas into a poem remembering to use Alliteration.
We will start at 10 and countdown to 1 using some of the examples above:
10 shimmering sandcastles
9 creeping crabs
8 shiny shells
7 whispering waves
Can you have a go at writing your own numbered Alliteration poem using the template below?
Monday 29th June
We are learning to use Alliteration
Look at this PowerPoint which tells you all about Alliteration.
Today we are going to make some alliteration to go with our beach topic theme.
Look at this picture of the beach. There are lots of things we can see and add alliteration to:
Have a go at writing some of your own alliteration phrases to go with the beach pictures attached.
Here is the link to the story ‘The lighthouse keepers lunch’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46wCRq50Wwg
Friday 26th June
We are going to recap on our work on materials.
What sort of objects do you think Mr Grinling might find on his beach?
eg: boats (plastic and wooden), buckets and spades (metal and plastic) …
Can you think of some objects and the materials from which they are made?
Have a go at this sorting activity. Think about the material that the object is made from and put it into that material category.
When you have sorted your objects, describe the properties of the material of some of those seaside objects.
You could have a go at testing materials properties on this Internet activity too: http://flash.topmarks.co.uk/4002
Thursday 25th June
Today you are going to write a story ending for ‘The lighthouse keeper’s lunch’ using your own sandwich in the story.
Remind yourself of the story by clicking on the link above.
Re-tell the ending of the story using your noun phrases you used to describe your sandwich.
Have your labelled picture of your sandwich to help you with your writing as well as your story map and sequence to help you remember the events.
Here is a template for your story if you need it.
Wednesday 24th June
Today we are learning to label using adjectives.
In the story Mrs Grinling makes a mustard sandwich. Can you design a sandwich for Mr Grinling? Can you think of some things to put into it? They can be nice or disgusting, it is up to you!
What bread would you like?
How many fillings would you put into it?
Is it a tall sandwich like the lighthouse?
Would you like to eat it?
Think about the look, texture and taste when describing the different parts of your sandwich.
Draw and label your sandwich using adjectives and noun phrases to describe the fillings. Here is a template you might like to use for this activity.
Tuesday 23rd June
Today we are going draw a story map for ‘The lighthouse keepers lunch’. A story map will help you to re-tell the story using pictures with annotations around it.
Here are some templates for you to use. Choose which template suits you best for your re-tell of the sequence of the story or use a blank piece of paper to draw your story map.
There are some pictures for you to cut out and use too if you like.
Monday 22nd June
Today we are going to sequence the pictures from the story, ‘The lighthouse keepers lunch’.
Cut out the pictures that are attached here and stick them in the correct order. If you think you might need a reminder for the story, then click on the story link above.
Friday 19th June
Today we are going to observe and describe weather associated with the seasons and how day length varies.
Can you remember how the weather changes over the seasons? Discuss with your parents. Did you know that the day length also changes with the seasons. (You can mention how the earth tilts towards and away from the sun if you want to).
The length of time that we are in daylight (rather than dark night time) varies through the year.
When are the longest days & shortest nights?
In the middle of summer, June 20th (this year) is the longest day, and it is called Midsummer’s Day. It is on this day that the shortest shadows are formed when the Sun is right overhead (at 1pm because of British Summer Time).
When the sun rises we call this dawn and when the sun sets we can this dusk. Dawn is earlier in the summer than in the winter and dusk is later in the summer than in the winter.
What happens in Autumn and Spring? There are two days in the year when day time is the same length as night time (March and Sept Equinox). In 2020 these are March 20th and September 22nd.
The longer days and the higher Sun means that we have warmer weather in Summer than in Winter.
Was it light or dark when you got up this morning? Or went to bed last night?
What do you and your family like to do on long summer evenings?
Have a look at the ‘Seasons Day Length Birthday Challenge’ PowerPoint, and complete the Seasons and Day Length activity.
Thursday 18th June
Today’s activity refers to the story ‘The lighthouse keepers lunch’ which you have listened to. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46wCRq50Wwg
Think about where the Grinling’s live. We are going to write a description of their setting using senses and openers with the adjectives.
Look at this picture of where the Grinling’s live from the story book.
Let’s start by writing some adjectives to describe the setting (nouns).
steep, rocky cliff
stripy, tall lighthouse
calm, blue sea
Can you think of anymore?
Now we will add some senses and openers to write descriptive sentences.
Beneath the cottage, you can see a steep, rocky cliff.
On top of the rocks, you can see the stripy, tall lighthouse.
All around me you can hear the calm, blue sea.
I have changed ‘I’ from our own beach descriptive writing on Tuesday to ‘you’ in today’s description to prepare for our future story writing.
Have a go a writing some of your own descriptive sentences for the Grinling’s setting from the story. Here is the template for this activity.
Wednesday 17th June
In Art this week we are looking at some of the artwork of the Tracey Emin. She produces contemporary art and she uses a range of media including drawing, painting, sculpture, film, photography, installations and sewing applique.
Have a look at the PowerPoint and discuss some of the questions about her work.
Tuesday 16th June
Today we are going to use sentence openers.
Look at the picture of the beach and your sense words from yesterday. Imagine you are standing on the beach. We are going to add sentence openers to your senses descriptions.
Here is an example:
This is part of my list from yesterday:
Up above me I can hear screeching white gulls.
Beneath my feet I can feel the cold, icy water.
In the air I can smell …
All around me I can hear …
Use your own descriptions from yesterday for this activity. Can you think of any different sentence openers?
Monday 15th June
Today we are going to use our senses. Look at the picture of this beach.
Imagine you were there. Write down what you think you would be able to hear, see, taste, smell and feel. Can you add some adjectives (describing words) to your examples?
eg. sparkly, yellow sand
Friday 12th June
Draw a picture of you in the Summer. What clothes would you be wearing and why? How are these clothes different to the ones you would wear in a different season? Label your clothes in your Summer picture.
Add things to your picture that will show that it is summertime, e.g. green trees, sunshine, ice-cream or lolly, sun-hat, flowers etc …
Here is a template and a word mat for you to use if you wish to.
Thursday 11th June
Today we are thinking about the Summer. It is one of the four seasons that we have in a year and we learn about it in Science. Do you know the other seasons that we have?
Have a look at these PowerPoints about Summer.
Have a go at this seasons activity and sort the pictures.
Wednesday 10th June
Today we are going to think of adjectives to describe your nouns from yesterday. Here are some examples:
fruity, juicy, crunchy, big, sweet, crumbly, fluffy
Look at this PowerPoint to remind you what an adjective is.
Look at your picnic picture that you drew yesterday and add some adjectives to your labelling. For example:
We call these ‘noun phrases’. Between your adjectives you will need to add a comma as I have between juicy, sweet.
If you have no room on your picture, you can write your noun phrases on this list.
Tuesday 9th June
Draw a picture of a picnic you have had or one that you would like to have this Summer, maybe by the seaside.
Here is a template if you wish to use it.
Label the food on your picnic. These labels are called nouns. A noun is the name of a place or a thing.
Monday 8th June
Today we are going to look at some of the history about the seaside.
Have a look at these photographs:
Can you see anything that is the same or different to the beach we go to today? What things can you see on the beach? What do they do or why are they there? Are the people dressed the same or different to how we would dress on the beach? What are the people doing?
Friday 5th June
Listen carefully to the sounds on the following internet link (without looking at the picture) and write down what you can hear.
Talk about the sounds that you can hear and think about where it may be. When you are sure about the setting, draw or paint a picture of that place.
Can you guess where it is?
It is ……
Thursday 4th June
Food Safety Week 2020 (4 June 2020 - 10 June 2020)
Food Safety Week is an annual event held to promote the importance of good food hygiene in the home. This year, the event will be held from the 4th of June until the 10th, and the theme is 'Food Safety, Everyone's Business'.
Food Safety Week incorporates Food Safety Day, which is held on June 7th.
There are a number of important reasons why Food Safety Week is celebrated each year. Some of them include helping draw attention to food-borne risks and measures needed to prevent them. Food Safety Week also seeks to investigate the future of food safety and contribute to food security and human health.
Ask your parent if you can have a look at some tins and packets of food that you have in the cupboard or the fridge/freezer. What can you see on them? Are there any instructions for storing the tins or packets? Are there instructions for cooking the food before you eat it? Why is it important to follow these instructions on the tins and packets?
Design a food packet or tin label and write some instructions on it so that someone can cook the food properly. You can decorate your template with a picture of the food inside it.
Wednesday 3rd June
Following our work this week on ‘The Big Lunch’, we will continue with some work on healthy food.
Have a look at these close-up pictures of fruit. You will notice that the flesh of the fruit is made up of segments. Can you see the seeds?
Ask your parents if you can have a fruit that has been cut in half and have a look at the shape and colour of the flesh inside.
Perhaps you can have a go at drawing, colouring or painting your fruit showing the detail of the different parts inside. Make sure you look closely at the detail. Can you see any of the droplets of juice. What is the texture of the skin?
Here are some pictures of fruit paintings for you to get some ideas.
Finally have a taste of the fruit. Can you write your description of the taste of the fruit underneath your picture? Don’t forget to share your wonderful work with your teacher! Enjoy your artwork.
The Big Lunch
Monday 1st June – Tuesday 2nd June
The Big Lunch is an annual event designed to bring people and communities together to share a meal or even just a cup of tea. The Big Lunch is designed to encourage people to reach out to help each other and build lasting connections. We will celebrate this within our own homes and with our families this year.
The Big Lunch was created by the Eden Project Communities charity as a simple way to get to know each other and build positive connections in your community.
How can we get involved at home? You can design a menu, put up decorations, send invitations to your family. Have a look at some of the ideas at home and try them for yourself. Why not take a photo or video of your Big Lunch activities and share it with your teacher. Have a fun time.
Friday 22nd May
Today we would like you to create a shape poem.
Your poem needs to be about an ocean animal.
You can pick any ocean animal you like. Draw the outline of the animal on a piece of paper and write inside the shape. (You can use the templates too)
Think carefully how you can describe the animals when you write inside the shape.
Don't forget to use finger spaces, capital letters and full stops.
Thursday 21st May
Today we are going to be looking at rhyming words. There are at least two rhyming words on each page of the book. Below is a link to the video - can you spot all the different rhyming words when it's being read to you? Write them down! Can you think of any more words that rhyme with the words you find?
Wednesday 20th May
We hope you enjoyed learning about dolphins yesterday. Today we are going to learn about and make our own octopus.
Watch the video below to learn a few facts firsr. Then there is a reading comprehension (differentiated with answers) for you to complete. Finally, there is a template for you to print and transform into your very own octopus.
Tuesday 19th May
We hope you enjoyed the book 'Commotion in the Ocean'. Today we are going to focus on a creature that is talked about in the story. Can you remember some of the creatures mentioned?
Well, we are going to learn about a...dolphin!
Watch the video and then write down some of the things that you have learnt about dolphins. Re-watch until you are happy you have found some information to record into a fact sheet or maybe you want to do some further research for yourself using 'Google safe search'.
Please include information under these three headings:
1. Appearance (what it looks like) - remember to use some interesting adjectives
2. Diet (what it eats)
3. Interesting Facts
As always, do send us a photo of your fact sheets as we'd love to see them.
Monday 18th May
This week we are going to focus on the book 'Commotion In The Ocean'.
Today we would like you to listen to the story and tell us what your favourite part is and why? Which animal do you like best? Did you learn any new facts?
Friday 15th May
Today's activity is about rhyming words.
Have a look at the story 'Oi Frog!' Can you hear the words that rhyme?
Then have a go at completing your own funny rhyming strings just like in the book.
Can you draw a silly picture to go with some of your rhymes?
Thursday 14th March
Can you write your own poem based on this poem 'I went to the fridge'?
Write your poem out and draw pictures to decorate it.
Make sure you;
- Use neat handwriting.
- Use finger spaces.
- Try and use adjectives.
We would love you to send us your finished poems to read.
Wednesday 13th May
In school yesterday, the children had to follow a map to find the hidden letters. They then had to unscramble the letters to find the hidden word.
Can you create your own treasure map of your house or garden and hide clues? Maybe someone at home could hide the letters for you to find?
Here are some example words you could jumble up and hide around the house:
Tuesday 12th May
This map shows the continent of Asia. It's quite far from the continent that we live in called Europe.
Below is a video for you to watch. It shows the challenging and difficult routes that some children in different parts of the world take to get to school.
After you have finished watching the video we'd like you to write about a special memory you have of coming to school. Don't worry if you can't think of one, get creative and make one up.
Please include information about:
1. The person/people you are with.
2. What you are wearing.
3. How you are travelling.
4. Why it is a special memory - what happened.
Monday 11th May
Today we would like you to keep a diary of everything that you do. Tell us everything from what you have for breakfast, what school work you do, what you watch on the TV and any other exciting things that you get up to. You could even draw some pictures to go with it if you want to.
Send us your diary entries, we would love to hear all about your lockdown adventures at home.
We have added a diary template below if you enjoy it and want to keep it up!
Thursday 7th May
As we get closer to VE Day celebrations, today we have some fun activities set up for you. Below we have added lots of different sheets for you to have a go at that are all linked to VE Day. There are some colouring sheets for you to decorate your house, maths sheets and more!
Remember the theme is red, white and blue so be creative and anything you make, send us a picture, we would love to see them!
Wednesday 6th May
Today we would like you to continue your work about VE Day. We would love you to have a go at cooking with an adult! During the war, the food would have been very different to what we have available to us now. Below is a recipe booklet with lots of different recipes for you to choose from! If you don't have the ingredients to make any, have a look through and see which recipe you think you might have liked to eat and tell us why?
OR have a go at making a cake or decorate some biscuits to celebrate VE Day on Friday!
We have also added some bunting for you to colour in and decorate your windows with! Whatever you get up to, send us some pictures!
Tuesday 5th May
Yesterday you learnt about VE day and why we celebrate it. Today we'd like you to design a medal that somebody could have received for their effort during the Second World War.
Can you make a list of reasons why people could have earned a medal? Maybe you could personalise your medal according to what the person has done. Please include the date of the war (1939-1945).
A medal presented during the First World War included some of the following symbols:
Monday 4th May
On Friday we are celebrating VE Day.
Victory in Europe Day - also known as VE Day - celebrates the Allied Forces accepting the Nazi’s unconditional surrender from World War 2. The final document was signed on 8 May 1945. Today, countries throughout the world celebrate VE Day annually, on either 8 or 9 May.
How was VE Day celebrated in 1945?
There were street parties and parades throughout the Western world - especially in the UK and the USA. More than a million people took to the streets in Great Britain, with the greatest crowds in London. The day was declared a national holiday with pubs opening late.
The war was not fully over, however, as Japan had still yet to surrender (they would do so on 2 September 1945). Both Churchill (leader of GB) and Truman (leader of USA) echoed this fact in their broadcasts, citing the event as “a victory only half won”.
For lots of people, the day was a solemn affair. Throughout Europe, wives had lost husbands and families had been torn apart by the war. VE Day was a chance to grieve and reflect.
Still, for many people of both nations, VE Day signalled an end. It gave them a glimpse of a future that was not entirely governed by a global war. And for the families who were lucky enough to be reunited with loved ones, it was a day worth celebrating.
How do we celebrate VE Day today?
Celebrations and remembrances services vary from place to place. In the UK, we generally celebrate VE Day with a 2-minute silence at 3 pm. It gives us a chance to remember the sacrifice made by those who lost their lives and to reflect on the unimaginable pain and suffering caused by the war. And it’s for this reason that VE Day is still important today.
Today's activity is a reading activity. Please pick the top one and read through and answer the questions on the second page. Parents the answers are on page 3 to help you.
Friday 1st May - National Space Day
Can you find a video using YouTube about Space?
What do you think it would be like to go into Space? See the activity sheet below to create a postcard to write home like you are an astronaut.
Can you make poster about a Planet or our Solar System? Have a look at the Solar System Fact cards to help.
These are some links to the European Space Agency and NASA childrens pages if you would like to find some more facts.
This is the link to the webpage for Hubble which celebrates its 30th birthday this week! There are some beautiful images of space you might want to look at.
Here are some Art ideas for you to do.
Thursday 30th April
Today is Captain Tom Moore's 100th Birthday!
What do you want to have done by the time you are 100? Can you write a sentence about all the things you want to do before you get to 100?
Email us your lists so we can see all the exciting things you want to do and if we can help you achieve any of those things at school!
Wednesday 29th April
We're sure most of you have made or at least seen the rainbows in people's windows. Why have people been putting them in their windows?
Today we'd like you to make a rainbow. We'd like you to follow the seven colours of a real rainbow.
Violet. Indigo. Blue. Green. Yellow. Orange. Red.
We would like you to have a go at writing the colours in your rainbow. If you haven't done so before, you may wish to hang your rainbow in the front window of your house and add a message of thanks to people who are at work. Remember if you'd like to take a photo and email it to us we'd love to see them!By the way, there's a link to watch a video all about learning the colours of the rainbow below, so make sure you have a watch of it!
Tuesday 28th April
We know how much you like 'show and tell' that we thought today's challenge is to make a video of it.
Step 1. Choose something in your home that you love.
Step 2. Get other people in your house to ask you questions about your object so you can practise talking about it.
Step 3. Write down some of your responses.
Step 4. Talk about your object and if you can, get someone to film it.
Step 5. If you would like to share the video please email us a copy.
We will upload the videos onto the website so you can see each other's, so if you don't want us to share them, please let us know when you send them in.
Monday 27th April
Today we are all going on an imaginary trip to the seaside. We can't wait!
What do we need to take with us? What should we wear? What do we need to keep safe in the sun?We would like you to write a list of things that you will need for our trip to the beach. Send us your lists to help us pack our bags too!
Friday 24th April
Today we want you to use question marks in your writing! Below is a poster asking you to create 7 questions using the words given at the start. We know you can do it! Don't forget to use your question marks at the end of each one! We would love to see the questions you come up with so please email us a picture.
Wednesday 22nd April and Thursday 23rd April
We have an ICT challenge for you today as you will need to do some research. We want you to create an information sheet about a sea animal. You could choose a fish, a mammal or a bird that you might find at the coast. Remember to use google's safe search to find out information about your chosen animal. You may have books at home that you can use as well or instead.
We would like you to try to tell us:
1. Something about how or when it was discovered.
2.What does it looks like? - Its appearance.
3.Describe the habitat that it lives in.
4.What is its diet? What does it eat? How does it catch its food?
5. How does it move?
6. Is it dangerous?
You could type it up using a word document or hand write your information sheet.
As always do send us photos we'd love to see them. Don't worry if you don't get it all completed today - it's quite a big challenge!
Tuesday 21st April
Today is the Queen's 94th birthday! We thought it would be a lovely idea to make the Queen a birthday card to celebrate on her special day. You may want to draw a picture of her on the front or Buckingham Palace. You could draw a delicious birthday cake that you have designed! Inside we want to you write a nice message to wish the Queen a very happy birthday. You could also make some bunting and have a little tea party to celebrate. We would love to see your cards once they are finished so email us a picture if you can :)
Monday 20th April
Can you find ways to practice your 2 and 5 times tables?
Maybe you can pair your toys up and practice that way, make a song and a dance up or maybe it helps when your write them down?
Share your creative ideas to help you remember them via the year 1 email so we can see what you've been up to!
Friday 3rd April
Today we are going to go on a science hunt! You may need an adult around for some of these so please stay safe! We would love to see the end results so please email the year 1 team so we can see what you can find. Happy hunting!
Thursday 2nd April
Today is going to involve some reading. We would like you to read your favourite book with someone at home and then play a little game. You will need a dice for this game, or you can cut up some pieces of paper and pull a number out of a cup. Enjoy :) Remember you can always do this with more than one book too!
Wednesday 1st April
We have been so impressed with your ability to rise to challenges that we thought we'd set you a maths challenge today. Remember when you are completing a challenge you will need to think about it first. As always, let us know how you get on. Good Luck!
Tuesday 31st March
Hope you all enjoyed your phoneme hunt yesterday. We have another challenge for you on this beautiful sunny morning! As always we'd love to see what you have managed to find so please do email the year one team and send us a picture or even a list of the words you've found. I expect some of those letters will be really tricky. Not sure how many 'Q' and 'Z' items I have lying about my house. You could impress us with the names of some flowers that might be growing in your garden seeing as it's a lovely day to get outside if you can. Good luck!!
Monday 30th March
Phoneme hunt - sound hunt
Today you are going on a different kind of hunt. We'd like you to hunt as many items in and around your house with the (ie, i_e, igh, y) sound. Click on the link for a short video about these sounds.
Do you have any of these things around your home?
When you have collected all of your items, have a go at writing the names for the objects and then sort them into the different sounds groups. How many words did you find with the
Friday 27th March
Today we're focusing on some writing. Could you write about your favourite activity so far! You can use pencils, colouring pencils, felt tips or chalk. See if you can get your moms or dads to send a photo to the year 1 email address so we can see all of the amazing things you have been getting up to!
Thursday 26th March
Today we are going to be doing some drawing. We want you to get outside in the garden as much as possible so we will be drawing outside. You need to find a sunny spot in your garden as you are going to be creating shadow pictures. Pick a favourite toy and stand it on the edge of your paper so that you can see its shadow. Draw around the edge of the shadow and then colour it in. You can email us some of your finished pictures, we would love to see them :)
Wednesday 25th March
Today you are going to go on a treasure hunt. There is a list of different things for you to find. You may need to look high, you may need to look low. We'd love to see what you've managed to find so if you can, could you email us one picture of your treasure using the year one email address, then we will upload them onto a Powerpoint for all to see. Happy hunting!
Let's play a game - a variation on I-spy.
Look around the room or the place where you are. Choose an object, write it secretly on a piece of paper and see if someone can guess the word on your paper. Remember the clue; tell them what sound the object begins with. Perhaps you can tell them what digraph it starts with for example, ch or th. Once they have finished guessing you can reveal the word and have a little discussion about how it was spelled. Did you remember to write all the sounds in the word? Does your writing have tall letters and short letters?
It's such a beautiful day today! If you can get into the garden, draw some of the Spring flowers that you find. Label the following parts of a flower: stem, pistil, stamen, sepal, leaf and petal. When you are done why not write a sentence describing your flower using an adjective. For example, A daffodil has a long, green stem.