'Home Learning Pack 6'

Date: 9th May 2020 @ 6:05pm

Dear Parents/Carers,

We hope you all have had a lovely weekend and are keeping well. We have tried our best to reduce the amount of work that needs to be printed out, so children can record their answers in either: Their home learning notebook or on a piece of paper, when work cannot be printed. Do not feel pressure to complete all this work, it is up to you to decide what suits your family best, we appreciate that learning from home can be extremely challenging, especially with younger children that often require support when doing their work.

‘Home Learning pack 6’ includes:

Maths: 4 maths worksheets based on addition and subtraction, with answers included. Each lesson also has a matching learning clip for the children, which can be found by following the link: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/. There is also a Friday maths challenge, which will be posted on twitter on Friday morning.

English: As a school we have decided to follow a structure for our English lessons over the school closure, to ensure that the children are continuing to develop all aspects of the English curriculum. On Monday’s the children will receive their spellings on both twitter and Spelling Shed, as well as a comprehension to complete. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday will be SPAG lessons and Friday will be a creative writing opportunity.
Tuesday’s English lesson is all about question marks; please have a look at websites below for interactive games, videos and quizzes to help the children revise their knowledge before beginning their worksheet: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z8x6cj6/articles/zcm3qhv
Wednesday’s lesson is all about exclamation marks
; please have a look at the website below for interactive games, videos and quizzes to help the children revise their knowledge before beginning their worksheet: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z8x6cj6/articles/z3dcmsg.
For Friday’s creative writing opportunity the children have a short clip to watch, which tells the story of different animals trying to cross a bridge. This video must be watched before the children begin their worksheet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_X_AfRk9F9w.

Phonics: For phonics we will be using the Monster Phonics Scheme to aid the children in revising their sounds. This week we will be revising the different ways to make the ue sound: ue, ew, u-e. Each day has a video/ppt that should be viewed first and then an accompanying worksheet. For the first part of the worksheet the children will need to be given a selection of words for the given sound that day for them to practice writing e.g. for ea you could give: heat, treat, leaf, sea and dream. On Friday as there is no phonics lesson this is when we would encourage the children to do their spelling quiz. The videos links are as follows:  
Thursday phonics video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=0EY4Q4i7Hpc&feature=emb_logo

Science: This week in science the children are going to be thinking about what plants need to grow. To begin with there are learning videos and games for the children to look at on BBC Bitesize: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zpxnyrd/articles/zxxsyrd. Then if possible the children are going to plant 4 sets of cress seeds in 4 different conditions (one with water and sunlight, one with water but no sunlight, one with sunlight but no water and one with no water and no sunlight). Instead of planting them in soil they can be planted in cotton wool. Before beginning the children have a prediction worksheet to fill out and then after a week they can fill out their results. If you are unable to get cress seeds the children can fill out their predictions and then I will post my results at the end for them.

Geography: This week in geography the children are going to be considering how the weather changes throughout the year, focusing on the four seasons. There are great videos, games and quizzes available on BBC Bitesize to recap this knowledge: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkvv4wx/articles/zcx3gk7.
Then, the children can watch this short time lapse video of the year and discuss what seasons they can see at different points and how they know this.
Geography seasons clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmIFXIXQQ_E.
Finally, the children have a choice of two worksheets to choose from.

History:  For History this week I have attached a BBC bitesize lesson about Martin Luther King. The children can have a choice of either completing the activities set by BBC Bitesize at the end or they can create their own poster educating others about who Martin Luther King was. Follow the link for the lesson: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zbdv382.

PSHE: For PSHE this week the children are going to be thinking about what makes them special. There is a short video clip to watch first of children discussing what makes them special. Then the children have their own worksheet to fill in with things that make them special. Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrPm7BasRBo

Music: For music this week the children will be learning how to use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and using chants and rhymes. Follow the link here to the lesson: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z4fgrj6

DT/Art: This week for Art the children are being asked to make a self-portrait using natural/recycled materials. Follow the link to the lesson here:  https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/foundation/to-make-a-self-portrait-using-natural-or-recycled-materials-year-1-wk3-5#slide-2

PE: For PE this week we are encouraging the children to give Mr Noblett’s Twitter PE Lessons a go, they can be found on either the Plantation PE page or on our class twitter page. Follow the link here to the school’s PE account: https://twitter.com/PlantationPE

We will be tweeting daily reminders of the activities and giving the children challenges to help keep them engaged. Where possible please remain connected by tweeting pictures of your child’s/children’s finished work to their class twitter page. There are also lots of alternative resources on our class’ homepage, if your child fancies something a bit different!  As always if you have any questions or queries please contact me on the school blog/twitter, or you can call the school office and leave a message 

Many thanks as always for continuous support during this difficult time,

Miss McKimm and Mrs Chadwick.  


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