Today in maths we are going to have a go at a few questions from everything you have learnt this week. There are only a few questions but it will help to improve your problem solving skills which is really important in maths. You may need a grown up to help you read through the maths problems.
In English today we are going to be thinking about the magic medicine that Princess Pearl makes for the King to cure him of his orange fever. Now in real life we wouldn't be able to find the same ingredients as Pearl did as these are only made up for the story. We are going to think about creating our own magic medicine, so for your first task I would like you to look at the sheet with all the the mythical creatures on and think about what you could get from them. For example dragon's breath, fairy dust, or a lions whisker? Make a list of 4 ingredients that you would need for your medicine on the magic medicine sheet.
Before you start to write some instructions about how to make your medicine, either go back to my you tube video where I read the story and stop on the page where Princess Pearl is making the medicine by mixing all the ingredients. If you have the book, then go to this page or alternatively on BBC iplayer, go back to the link from Monday to watch that part of the video. This will help you think about writing your instructions.
Once you have done this and only if you want to, you can draw/colour your medicine in a medicine bottle. I have added all three sheets at the bottom of today's work.
Afternoon Work- Golden time
As it is Friday, we normally have golden time. You have all worked super hard again this week so please find an activity that you enjoy. I have added some ideas for some non screen activities if you want to do any of them, alternatively you may want to just relax and chill with your favourite movie.
Please remember to keep sending me your work on purple mash and have a look at the activities that Miss Jervis and Mrs Downey have set for you too.
Have a safe and restful weekend Year 1 (and adults) and we will see you again next week!
Miss Jewell, Miss Jervis and Mrs Downey xxx
Good Morning Year 1,
Thank you for the work you are sending me on Purple Mash. I can see that you are all working incredibly hard and trying your best. Please keep working hard and helping your grown ups when you can. They are also very busy and any extra help you can give them is very much appreciated. I hope you enjoyed the work yesterday and I can see that the sentences that you have been writing, are brilliant! you have really listened to what I said and have worked incredibly hard. Keep this up!
Today we are meeting online at 2pm, I am really looking forward to seeing you all. Please remember to bring a pencil and a piece of paper. See you at 2!
Today in Maths we are going to be ordering numbers. The first activity I would like you to complete today is to play a game that you have to order the blocks from the smallest number to the largest number. The game is like Jenga blocks if you have every played this game.
Go to this link, set your numbers 0-10 to start with. If you feel comfortable with 0-10 increase your numbers to 20, 30 or even 50. I will leave it up to you
Once you have played this game, watch the short video below, have a look at the power point with an adult and then look at the work I have set for you. Choose the one you feel most comfortable doing.
Today in English we are going to be creating our own character for the story. There is already a mermaid, a unicorn and a lion who all have something wrong with them. Can you create you own character. Draw and label your character, it can be as unusual as you want! Draw your character and then underneath, please write what is wrong with it so that the flying doctors can come and help it. I have added a character template for you. Have you drawn a robot that has a squeaky leg or maybe a dinosaur that has a wobbly tooth? Have some fun with your character.
Afternoon work- Geography
Today we are going to think about the areas around our school. First I would like you to go onto Espresso and log in
Click on each area of the school to explore with Sophie and Sal.
For each area in school have a look at what Sophie does in each room. Once you have done this, have a think about the areas in our school. Write down what you do in the following areas;
For each area, can you draw a picture and then underneath write a short sentence about what each area is used for.
Have a lovely day Year 1 and don't forget to log on at 2pm for our meeting. I am really looking forward to seeing you all again.
Miss Jewell xxx
Today in Maths we are going to be ordering groups of objects. First I would like you to watch the short video below an then ask an adult to go through the power point with you. Once you have done this, choose the work you feel most comfortable doing.
Today in English we are going to be describing a setting from 'Zog and the Flying Doctors'. I have pre recorded a video for todays lesson with the instructions on the task and some example sentences. I have added the picture of the book here, if you have this book at home then please go to this page.
Please go to this link to watch;
Afternoon work- Music
This afternoon we are going to do some music. Over the next few weeks we are going to learn the song 'Zootime' but first I want you to play a warm up game today, finding the pulse of the song, clapping and warming up your voice.
First go to section 2 and choose the song 'Zootime'
Then choose Bronze- Clapping and singing
Then press play and follow along.
Have a super day Year 1, remember to keep sending me your work on Purple Mash. I love seeing what you are doing. You are all working incredibly hard and we are all very proud of you!
Miss Jewell, Miss Jervis and Mrs Downey xxx
Live sessions for week beginning Monday 11th January will take place on:
Tuesday 12th January at 2pm - Bring your favourite book
Thursday 14th January at 2pm - Bring a pencil and paper
I can’t wait to see you all!
Home Learning Tuesday 12th January
Today in English, we are going to be looking at the three characters that the flying doctors help out in the story.
1st The Mermaid
2nd The Unicorn
3rd The Lion
For each character I would like you to write down what happened to them and how the flying doctors helped them.
The Mermaid got sunburnt. The doctors gave her some cream and a sun hat.
I have attached a document with each character on and a space for you to write underneath. Remember to use your capital letters, finger spaces and full stops when writing. If you can, can you use the word 'and' to join two sentences or words together. Also try and write using your lovely cursive letter formation.
Remember you can go back and use my video from yesterday or the video on BBC iplayer to check how the doctors treated each patient.
Here are some words you may need for your writing today:
Mermaid Unicorn cream sneeze doctor sword pill wood flames warm and
In maths today we are going to be comparing groups of objects. First I would like you to watch the short video below, After you have done this, ask a grown up to go through the power-point that I have attached. I have then set 3 different levels of work. Please choose the one you feel most comfortable with. You DO NOT have to do all three.
In English today
Zog and the Flying Doctors is also available to watch on BBC iplayer at the following link;
For your afternoon work today Year 1, I would like you to become a weather forecaster. First I would like you to watch the weather forecast for today at the following link https://www.bbc.co.uk/weather
Every day this week (Mon-Fri) I would like you to fill in a weather diary. Look outside your window or take a step outside your front door and see what the weather is like. If the weather is sunny and rainy then draw both symbols in the box. Do you know what the temperature is? If you can, write the temperature in too. I will be giving you a daily reminder to complete your weather charts.
Have a lovely day Year 1, and I will see you on the live meeting tomorrow at 2pm if you are able to join me. Don't forget to bring your favourite book so we can share why it is your favourite.
Miss Jewell, Miss Jervis and Mrs Downey xxx
Home Learning Friday 8th January
Good Morning Year 1,
Thank you so much for those of you that were able to log on to the Google meeting today, I enjoyed our bingo game! You all listened really well and I loved seeing you enjoying the game.
We will be meeting online today at 2pm for a quick 5 mins Happy Birthday singalong. For our online meetings next week, I will advise of the timings for the meetings on Monday so your adults can work around this. Don’t worry if you are unable to access or be online for all the meetings, your grown-ups are also very busy.
Your new spellings are on spelling shed today so please go and and practise them. You are all very good at your spellings and I will be asking an adult to test you next Friday as we would in school. Good Luck!
I am very proud of you all Year 1 and how hard you have worked this week, You have all be so sensible and being so good for your grown-ups, Make sure you are helping as much as you can around the house, your grown ups will really appreciate it.
Today in maths we are going to be looking at one more and one less within 20.
First I would like you to ask an adult to go through the attached power point and then once you have done that, Then I would like you to have a go at the one more one less game ( Click on the link below). Choose 1 more and 1 less within 20. If you want a challenge, try within 30 or 50. Once you have done both of these activities, I have set 3 different levels of work for you to choose the one you feel most comfortable with. You do not have to do all three.
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
For English today we are going to be recapping using capital letters and full stops in our writing.
Go to this link and watch the video on using capital letters and full stops.https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/video/item910817/grade1/module910313/collection910334/section911466/index.html
Once you have done this, I would like you to complete the second activity. This activity asks you to change the letters that need to be a capital and then to add a full stop to the sentence in the correct place. You may need an adult to help you read the sentences.
After you have done this, I have attached some work for you to complete. Write out each sentence and put the capital letter and full stop in the correct place. You may need some help from an adult to read the sentences. Remember to try and use your lovely cursive letters. I have added a cursive alphabet mat to help you with your letter formation.
This week has been a very different week to what we would usually expect and we would normally have been in school altogether. I miss you all so very much and am so incredibly proud of how resilient and sensible you all are. You have really impressed me.
Normally on a Friday afternoon we have golden time. Today I would like you to choose an activity that you enjoy, this can be anything that you love to do. You have worked very hard this week and I really want you to take this afternoon to relax and have fun.
Stay safe and have a super weekend Year 1, we will speak again next week.
Miss Jewell, Miss Jervis and Mrs Downey xxx
Home Learning Thursday 7th January
Good Morning Year 1,
Thank you so much for those of you that were able to log on to the Google meeting, it was so lovely to see your faces, you made me so happy and I can’t wait to see you again today. You followed the online learning rules so well and you and your grown-ups were superstars. Thank you to all the adults that supported their child with the meeting, it is very much appreciated. If you weren't able to log on this time don't worry, we are meeting again today and will be meeting regularly while you are working from home so you will have other opportunities to join us.
Today we will meet again at 2pm. I have asked your grown-ups to let me know if they want to meet in the morning or the afternoon. Once everyone has let me know we will set a specific time to meet.
Today in maths we are going to be looking again at place value within 20.
First I would like you to ask an adult to go through the attached power point and then once you have done that, I have set 3 different levels of work for you to choose the one you feel most comfortable with. You do not have to do all three.
Level 1 Level 2
For English today we are going to use 'and' to join sentences and words together. First, I would like you to log into Espresso with your logon:
student22316 and password abc123
Then I would like you to complete both of the interactive activities. The first activity asks you to choose the sentence that will go with the sentence shown on the screen. The second activity asks you to put ‘and’ in the correct place in the sentence. You may need an adult to help you read the sentences. After you have done this, I have attached some work for you to complete please. You have to join two sentences together using the word 'and'.
This afternoon we are going to think about the things we see in Winter. First of all I would like you to watch this video in Espresso, just like you used in English. Go to this link and watch a video all about Winter.
After you have done this, ask an adult to go through the Winter power point with you. Once you have done these two things, I would like to draw some pictures and write down the things you can see in Winter. I have attached a template for you to do this on and a Winter word mat to help you with your writing. Remember to use you capital letters, finger spaces and full stops when writing and try your best with your cursive letter formation.
Miss Jervis and Mrs Downey have also been setting some fun tasks for you to do on Purple Mash. Remember to send me pictures of your work when you can, I love seeing everything that you are doing at home.
Have a lovely day Year 1 and I am looking forward to seeing you all again at 2pm today. We will be playing number bingo today so make sure you have a piece of paper and a pencil ready to join in!
Keep working hard, I am so very proud of you all!
Miss Jewell, Miss Jervis & Mrs Downey xxx
Home Learning Wednesday 6th January
Good Morning Year 1,
How did you get on with the work yesterday? Thank you to those of you that have emailed your pictures and work in, it’s fantastic to see how hard you are all working. It was lovely to read about what you did over Christmas. Santa definitely brought some wonderful presents for you all. If your grownups haven’t had chance to send anything to me yet, don’t worry they are also very busy themselves and will send it when they can.
Today will be the first time we meet online in Google Meet, we will be meeting online at 2pm. Your grown-ups will help you to do this and we can all see each other on screen. Some of you may be in school so we will see you in person. We will be making sure you can all get online and setting some rules together for when we are working online.
Today in maths we are going to be looking at place value within 20.
First I would like you to watch the video below to introduce you to using tens and ones. After you have done this I want you to go to this link and practise making numbers within 20 using the interactive base 10 equipment. https://www.coolmath4kids.com/manipulatives/base-ten-blocks
As you may not have this equipment at home, this website will let you make your own numbers. How many numbers can you make?
Today in English we are going to be recapping looking at combining words to make sentences. I would first like you to log into Espresso by following this link
Your Username is student22316 and your password is abc123
Watch the video on combing words to make sentences and then complete the two activities, sorting words to make a sentence and then choosing the right word to complete the sentence. Once you have done this, have a go at writing the sentence in your neatest writing using cursive letters.
Today we are going to start our Science learning for this half term by looking at materials. Using Espresso again, go to this link https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/video/item1134419/grade1/module1128907/index.html remember your password from earlier. Watch the video on what things are made from and then I would like you to go on a materials hunt around your house and garden to see how many things you can find made from each different material listed on the sheet. Draw each object and write down what it is.
Send me some pictures of you searching for different materials- I bet you will find lots of interesting things!
Have a lovely day Year 1 and I look forward to seeing you online at 2pm!
Miss Jewell, Miss Jervis & Mrs Downey xxx
Home Learning- Tuesday 5th January
Good morning Year 1 and Happy New Year to you and your families. I very much hope that you have all had a lovely Christmas break. I am so sorry that we can’t all be back in the classroom together today, I was really looking forward to hearing all about your Christmas holidays and I know that you were all looking forward to seeing each other too.
For a short period of time, we are having to go back to home learning. We are doing this to keep you and your families as safe as possible at home as we try to prevent the spread of Coronavirus as much as we can. I know home learning isn’t as fun as being in the classroom and I want nothing more than to be there with you all too! But for the next few weeks I need you to all work as hard as you possibly can for me at home and be really well behaved and listen to your parents as many of them will be trying to work from home which is a real challenge for them too!
So, I will be setting daily work for you which will follow our usual school timetable. I understand that many of you and your parents will be juggling many different things at home so all that I ask of you is that you do what you can of the work when you can and just try your best. I cannot ask any more of you than that and I know you will all make me incredibly proud.
Even though we won't be in class together today, I still want to hear about what you did for Christmas. What presents did you get? What was your favourite present? Did you leave a mince pie and some milk for Santa? I did and when I woke up it was gone! I also left some carrots our for those hungry reindeer, they are very busy on Christmas Eve.
Write down or draw what you did for Christmas. You might want to draw a picture of you opening your presents! I have added a template for you to use but if you can't print it off don't worry just find any piece of paper at home and use that. Take a picture and send it to me on Purple Mash.
In Maths today I would like you to go to this link http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/countingCaterpillar/index.html and practise ordering the numbers along the branch 0-20. Once you have done this, have a go at completing the missing numbers 0-20.
Today I would like you to do a bit of Yoga. Go to this link for a Cosmic Yoga video with Jamie. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YR1OxBk8BF4 We have done these in class and you are all very good at these exercises. Ask an adult to take a picture of you and send it to me through purple mash.
Please feel free to contact me over Purple Mash (logins are in the front of your planners) during the school day if I can help or assist with anything and of course if you would like to send me over any of your work then I would absolutely love to see it. I have also posted your new Pick and Mix for the Spring Term and our Spring Term newsletter below.
Have a lovely day Year 1, work hard and make me proud!
Love from Miss Jewell xxx
Welcome to Year 1
Welcome to the Year 1 webpage which will be updated throughout the year with our class curriculum and news, updates and photographs of the exciting things that we have been getting up to.
**Please note that in the event of the Year 1 bubble needing to isolate and the need for home learning to recommence, all work will be accessed from our class page and Purple Mash will resume as a means of communication between myself and the children**
Don't forget to check the James Brindley Twitter page; @JamesBrindleyPS for more updates too.
*** Please can you ensure that your child has a water bottle in school with them every day.
Juice is not permitted, only flavoured or plain water please **
This term, our Geography based topic is ‘Where do, and did the wheels on the bus go?’ which requires us to investigate our local area. We will be looking at different types of transport and points of interest in our surrounding area. In Science we will be focusing on Animals and Humans, identifying a variety of different animals and also exploring our human senses.
During the first few weeks of term, we will be using specially selected texts from the No Outsiders scheme of work to support the children in settling back into school. We will also be looking at a book called ‘The Colour Monster’ which will provide lots of opportunities for discussions on thoughts, feelings and emotions on returning to school.
We are changing the way that we set our homework and as of this term, the children will be set a Pick and Mix style homework based on their current topic. All of the children will be required to complete the activities on their Pick and Mix at home (ideally 1 per week) and share them with me via Purple Mash so I can see all of their wonderful work. Homework will no longer come to and from school each week and no homework should be sent in to school. You will find the Autumn Pick and Mix Homework below.
Spellings will be sent home on a Friday and tested the following Friday. Access to the Spelling Shed has been put in the front of your child's reading record. You can use the games on there to practise each week's spellings.
Please ensure that your child is accessing spelling shed to practise their spellings.
Please can you check that you can log into spelling shed using the logins provided in the front of your child's reading planner. Children will be set spellings every week and spellings are dependent on their phonics phase.
Children will play the game to practice the spelling I have set for that week and then we will do a written test every Friday. The results will be communicated via the reading planner so please ensure that your chid has this with them in school every day. Please also encourage your child to access spelling shed frequently throughout the week.
If your child struggles to write the words, I am able to use other resources to deliver the spelling test for them.
Any questions please let me know.
Lessons will be on Tuesday and Friday. If your child wears earrings they will need to be removed by yourself or them prior to the sessions. Children are unable to participate when wearing earrings or any other kind of jewellery. All children will also need an outdoor kit (plain joggers/jumper and trainers) PE kits will be sent home every Friday to be washed over the weekend and returned the following Monday.
Please ensure that ALL of your child's clothing/shoes are clearly labelled. As the weather will be getting wetter, please can you send your child with a pair of wellies to remain at school so that we can access our outdoor area, even on muddy days.
Reading books need to be in school every day. Your child will read of specific days each week both individually and as part of Guided Reading sessions. Please ensure that your child reads at least 4 times at home each week and that this is recorded in their planner. Please ensure you are signing your child's planner once they have read at home.
In the documents posted below you will find Year 1 Knowledge Organisers for English and Maths. These documents set out and explain all of the key vocabulary that will be covered during your child's time in Year 1, we hope that you find them useful.
Creative fund will be continuing in Year 1 and Mrs Simmons has passed over any remaining funds to myself which have been used to ensure that there are lots of creative opportunities available for your children in the first few weeks as they settle into Year 1.
In order to provide your children with the variety of snack, baking opportunities and creative consumables we request a contribution of £10 per term or £30 for the full year. They will enjoy baking some tasty treats and as the weather grows colder we will have a nice cup of warm hot chocolate. We have many activities planned this term that include, seasonal crafts, making and decorating cakes, making monster slime, salt dough constructions and lots more. Please ensure your money is in an envelope clearly labelled with your child’s name and class. Thank you
We are also looking to improve our outdoor area to make it exciting and inviting for our wonderful children. We need your help!
We would be very grateful for anything you could donate to us and it would be highly beneficial for our children to explore and investigate with such open ended resources!
Planks of wood (all sizes)
Natural materials stones, shells, straw etc
Please also take the time to look through the Year 1 end of year expectations below.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to speak to us.
We look forward to a successful year with your child.
Miss Jewell Miss Jervis Mrs Downey