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Butterfly - YEAR 1

               

 

 

 

**HOME LEARNING**

Please scroll down for the daily activities!

Hi Butterfly Class! I hope you are all safe and well. From Monday to Friday you can now check this website page to find daily learning tasks set for you to complete at home, just like we would be doing altogether in school! Learning from home will be different, but I know you will all try hard and be fantastic.

Daily PE Activity!

Remember, keeping active is important too, it will help keep you healthy and happy. You can also start each day with a PE lesson at 9am with Joe Wicks on his youtube channel.....even I might join in with him -yes really!

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

               **Easter Holidays**          

We won’t be setting home learning over the Easter holidays. However, we have created some fun activities you could complete in the holiday. You can download it at the bottom of this page. Home learning from the last two weeks will still remain on the class page, should you wish to access it. 

Friday 3rd April 2020

Happy Friday! Another week of home learning is almost complete. I hope you have enjoyed your week at home and are looking forward to a relaxing weekend. Here is a picture of me in case you can’t remember what I look like! I am giving you all a thumbs up to say well done for all your hard work over the last two weeks!

Today is our last day of home learning before the Easter break! I would like to wish you all a happy Easter and hope that you enjoy the time with your families. I know that this Easter will be different from all of the other Easters you have had before, but it is still a great time of year to do arts and craft activities, baking or make an Easter egg hunt in your house and garden! I hope you have fun, relax and stay safe. I will be back posting in two weeks! 

Here are our learning tasks for today:

  1. Maths Task 1 - please complete up to 30 minutes on Mathletics https://login.mathletics.com/. If you want to go further you can also challenge yourself by accessing the live Mathletics. This will allow you to answer maths questions head to head with children from our class or from around the world! If you want to try this just click the green play button at the top of the screen.​​​​ Good luck!
  2. Maths Task 2-  We have another number based task to do today. This one involves you choosing a number that falls between two given numbers. There is more than one correct answer for these questions and for the challenge at the bottom you need to think of five different possibilities! Remember if you need any help with the maths tasks you can use a number line or 100 square using these links: 

          https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/paint-the-squares  (100 square)

          https://apps.mathlearningcenter.org/number-line (Number line)

3. English Task 1- Did you manage to write your letter yesterday? I hope it went well - if you are unsure, remember you can check with a grown up or an older brother or sister at home! 

Learning Objective - To write facts

Success Criteria - Include a title, headings, key facts.

Activity - Today for the time capsule we would like you to write facts about yourself at the moment. This is something you will be able to look at in years to come when you open your time capsule! 

Look at the example below to get some ideas for the facts you might like to write - don't forget to change the details to be about you though as you don't want to be writing about me do you!! 

Maybe you could get someone to take a photo of you now as well or you could draw a picture of yourself to add to your facts if this is easier. 

 

Thursday 2nd April 2020

Good morning Butterflies! I hope you had a good night’s sleep and hope that you are feeling relaxed and ready for another day! I wish we could all be together to continue our learning in class but I am still thinking of you all each day and hopefully we will be back in Butterfly class soon!

As we would normally have our PE slot today I thought it might be nice if you had a go at some cosmic yoga! This will help you to feel calm and relaxed in these strange times! You could even get your family to join in and do it with you!

Here is the link if you want to give it try: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=cosmic+yoga

Our learning activities for today are below.

  1. Maths Task 1 - please complete up to 30 minutes on Mathletics https://login.mathletics.com/. If you want to go further you can also challenge yourself by accessing the live Mathletics. This will allow you to answer maths questions head to head with children from our class or from around the world! If you want to try this just click the green play button at the top of the screen.​​​​ Good luck!
  2. Maths Task 2-  Our task today involves making two digit numbers from the number cards given. You need to make three different two digit numbers and then circle the biggest number! There is an challenge if you want to do a little extra today.

  3. English Task 1 - spend 15 minutes on Spelling Frame practising Spelling Rule 13 ‘oo’ or Spelling Rule 4 ‘ay’ depending on your spelling group. https://spellingframe.co.uk/. Today is the last day for you to practise these words and they will change tomorrow. When you have practised and you are feeling confident have a go at the test! Lets hope we have lots of super star spellers! New words will be ready for you to practise from Friday!

4. English Task 2 - For the rest of this week we would like you to make a Time Capsule, a little like we did on our transition from Reception up to Year 1. Do you remember we made birthday cards, dragonfly and butterfly pictures and wrote wishes down and put them inside a box? Well as we believe this time will be a very memorable time in history (maybe even something you will tell your own children about when you're older!) we would like you to make your own time capsule. 

The first step will be to write a letter to yourself in the future - which we will do today! 

Learning Objective - To write a letter.

Success Criteria - Write in the first person, remember capital letters, full stops and finger spaces.

Activity - Write a letter to yourself to open in the future when you are much older. In the letter you could include the following:

*What is happening at the moment - why are we not at school?

*How you are feeling.

*What you have been doing since you have not been at school. 

*What you would like to be when you are older and all of this is over.

*Write 5 things you would like to do when you are an adult.

Remember to start the letter with To......or Dear....... and end it with From........

Once you have written your letter, keep it somewhere safe until tomorrow! 

 

Wednesday 1st April 2020

Happy 1st of April Butterflies! We are now in the fourth month of the year and should be seeing more signs of spring now so keep a look out if you are out for a walk! Now we are having nicer weather, I am able to put my guinea pigs out in the garden everyday which they love because they get to munch on the grass all day long! They are our own little lawn mowers! Yesterday I asked you to think about what type of animal Wesley was and the answer is… a mammal! Well done if you worked that out or did some animal research yesterday! Here are my guinea pigs… Polly and Ada…

          

They are herbivores. Can you remember what that word means? Herbivores don’t eat any meat they only eat plants and vegetables. As you can see from the picture, Ada is tucking into her spinach! Can you think of any other animals that are herbivores? Perhaps you could research some on the internet today!

1. Maths Task 1 - please complete up to 30 minutes on Mathletics https://login.mathletics.com/. We have set extra number based tasks, so there are more activities to do today. If you want to go further you can also challenge yourself by accessing the live Mathletics. This will allow you to answer maths questions head to head with children from our class or from around the world! If you want to try this just click the green play button at the top of the screen.​​​​ Good luck!

2. Maths Task 2- Today we have a number task for you based on partitioning (breaking apart) numbers into tens and ones. This sheet has set out how you partition each number using the part whole model that we use in class. If you want to make this easier you can choose simpler numbers with less tens or you could make it harder by trying to partition even larger numbers!

3. English Task 1 - spend 15 minutes on Spelling Frame practising Spelling Rule 13 'oo' or Spelling Rule 4 'ay' depending on your spelling group. https://spellingframe.co.uk/. Remember your test will be tomorrow so make sure you get in a good practise of these words today. Why not try the 'Spelling Minigolf' game today to help you practice?

4. English Task 2- 

Learning Objective - To learn and spell the days of the week

Success Criteria - Say the days in order, Think about spelling rules and patterns, Think about how many days are in the week.

Activity - Today we would like you to revisit learning, ordering and spelling the days of the week. This is something we did in class a while ago so you might be able to remember some of this from before! 

Click the the link below which will take you to the BBC bitesize website. Here you can watch a video about the days of the week and complete three different interactive activities! 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zrqqtfr/articles/ztjg39q

Once you have finished this, can you spot the mistakes I have made when spelling the days of the week? Can you correct them by writing them out again? 

Mundai               Toosday                 Wednezdai               Thirsday               Frighday             Saterday              Sundai

Has anyone been able to complete many of their ideas and activities that they put on their plan from last week?! Did you spell the days correctly at the top? Check to see! 

Tuesday 31st March 2020

Hello Butterflies! Here is my cat Wesley...

He has been enjoying having us all at home with him in the day! Although, he has had to adjust to lots more noise and is having to find different places to nap! Remember our science lessons on animals? We did some work on different types of animals such as: mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish). I wonder whether you can work out what type of animal my cat Wesley is? Do you have a different pet at home? Perhaps you could research your own pets or favourite animals to find out what type of animal they are!

Here are the home learning tasks for today, hope you enjoy them! Please remember these daily tasks are just suggestions of activities that you can do during your time at home. There is no expectation to hand in any of the work you have completed during this time, unless you would like to. If you want me to look at anything you have done at home just collect the work together and bring it into school when we return. I understand how tricky it can be to manage trying to get your children to complete home learning tasks as well as your own work commitments so please do not worry about doing every task, just do what your child is able and happy to do, when you have the time. Thank you for all your hardwork so far and remember to take regular breaks!

1. Maths Task 1 - please complete up to 30 minutes on Mathletics https://login.mathletics.com/. We have set extra number based tasks, so there are more activities to do today. If you want to go further you can also challenge yourself by accessing the live Mathletics. This will allow you to answer maths questions head to head with children from our class or from around the world! If you want to try this just click the green play button at the top of the screen.​​​​ Good luck!

2. Maths Task 2- To carry on with our money work I have found two sheets for you to have a go at. They are purses with coins in and you have to work out how much money is in each purse! Each purse only has 10p and 1p coins in, so use your knowledge of counting in tens to help you work out the amounts quicker! There is also an extra word problem challenge on the second sheet for you to have a go at too!

3. English Task 1 - spend 15 minutes on Spelling Frame practising Spelling Rule 13 'oo' or Spelling Rule 4 'ay' depending on your spelling group. https://spellingframe.co.uk/. You will have until Thursday to practise and take your test. Why not try the 'Spelling Fishing' game today to help you practice?

4. English Task 2 

Learning Objective - To identify real words and nonsense words. 

Success Criteria - Look for special friends (digraphs) and split sounds, Fred talk each word, Blend back together, Is there a meaning for the word?

Activity - Look at the words below. Can you read them and decide if they are real words or nonsense words? Write them down into two groups. 

joil chip righ chockin
play plood grint spoil
brown theest clear plaw
clue spunch draw spike

Can you make up your own funny names for these aliens using the following sounds in their names? 

aw                  ie                     ay                   ee

Monday 30th March 2020

Welcome back after the weekend! I hope you enjoyed a little break from your home learning and were able to relax and play. I had a lovely weekend with Alice and Bobby, we made a den in the garden and did some baking! Now that it is Monday again I have some more activities for you to have a go at if you can.

1. Maths Task 1 - please complete up to 30 minutes on Mathletics https://login.mathletics.com/. We have set extra number based tasks, so there are more activities to do today. If you want to go further you can also challenge yourself by accessing the live Mathletics. This will allow you to answer maths questions head to head with children from our class or from around the world! If you want to try this just click the green play button at the top of the screen.​​​​ Good luck!

2. Maths Task 2- I have found another little game for you to try. This game links to our recent work on money and recognising the different coins. You will need a few coins to play the game, so you may need to look in your piggy bank, ask an adult to borrow some or you could use plastic toy money if you have it! Here are the game instructions:

3. English Task 1 - spend 15 minutes on Spelling Frame practising Spelling Rule 13 'oo' or Spelling Rule 4 'ay' depending on your spelling group. https://spellingframe.co.uk/. You will have until Thursday to practise and take your test. Why not try the 'Bullseye Spelling' game today to help you practice?

4. English Task 2 - Choose a favourite book from home. 

Learning Objective - To write a book review.

Success Criteria - Use of present tense, Writing in first person (I, me, myself), Capital letters, Full stops.

Activity - Read your favourite book with an adult or alone, whichever you prefer. Can you write a review about the book? Use the questions below to help you!

What is the title of the book?

Who is the author of the book?​​​​​

Is the book fiction or non-fiction?

What is the book about?

Which characters are in the book?

Why do you like the book? 

What is your favourite part of the book?

 

Friday 27th March 2020

Well done Butterfly class for all your hard work in our first week of home learning! You would normally have Mrs Lewis today and I know she is missing her Fridays with you already! For today we have new spellings to learn and a maths game to play! I hope you all have a lovely weekend and enjoy getting out into the sunshine if you can.

**Fun Art Activity**

I don't know if you have heard of 'Dorset Art Spy'? It used to be a site about hiding books for children to find but they have temporarily changed the name and decided to look for artwork that has been put up in people's windows. Each week has a theme and last week was rainbows, Alice put one up in our playroom and just from my house I can see three different rainbows! From this weekend the theme is changing to friends and friendship. I have had a think and here are some of my ideas but, I think you could come up with lots of lovely ideas of your own around the theme of friendship. Why don't you have a go and see who finds your artwork of their walks around the village?

                        

1. Maths Task 1 - please complete up to 30 minutes on Mathletics https://login.mathletics.com/. We have set extra number based tasks, so there are more activities to do today. If you want to go further you can also challenge yourself by accessing the live Mathletics. This will allow you to answer maths questions head to head with children from our class or from around the world! If you want to try this just click the green play button at the top of the screen.​​​​ Good luck!

2. Maths Task 2- I have found a number game for you to play today and you can play with your family. You can make the game easier by choosing a number below 20 or harder by choosing a number above 20. See the picture below for the game instructions:

3. English Task 1 - spend 15 minutes on Spelling Frame practising Spelling Rule 13 'oo' or Year 1 words depending on your spelling group. https://spellingframe.co.uk/. Today we have moved on to a new spelling rule and you will have until Thursday to practise and take your test! Alice loves practising using the bowling game on Spelling Frame, so if you haven't tried this game give it a go- it is really fun!

4. English Task 2-  I hope you enjoyed the rhyming challenge yesterday. Today I would like you to try and think ahead of next week and some of the activities that you would like to do to keep busy and active at home.

Learning Objective - To write a plan

Success criteria - Capital letters, finger spaces, full stops, writing in future tense. 

Activity - Create a plan of things that you would like to do and achieve next week. You could write down each day and then some ideas of things that you would like to do. See my example below if you are stuck for ideas! Then you can use this as something to look forward to 🙂 

Thursday 26th March 2020

Morning Butterfly class! I miss seeing you all everyday but, hope you are enjoying your time in the sunshine and managing to do the home learning tasks too! Today we are adding an extra maths task which we will try to keep as fun as possible! Remember to enjoy some time outside too while the weather is so lovely!

1. Maths Task 1 - please complete up to 30 minutes on Mathletics https://login.mathletics.com/. We have set extra number based tasks, so there are more activities to do today. If you want to go further you can also challenge yourself by accessing the live Mathletics. This will allow you to answer maths questions head to head with children from our class or from around the world! If you want to try this just click the green play button at the top of the screen.​​​​ Good luck!

2. Maths Task 2- To follow on from our recent work on money, here is a toy shop activity for you to have a go at. Remember to record your pence for each new price! You could even make your own toy shop at home and practise writing your own amounts of money on homemade price tags!

3. English Task 1 - spend 15 minutes on Spelling Frame practising Spelling Rule 12 ‘ur’ or Year 1 words depending on your spelling group. https://spellingframe.co.uk/. Today is the last day for you to practise these words and they will change tomorrow. When you have practised and you are feeling confident have a go at the test! Lets hope we have lots of super star spellers! New words will be ready for you to practise from Friday!

4. English Task 2- As you can see I have been keeping myself busy by reading Tabby McTat written by Julia Donaldson! Have you read the story before? Maybe some of you have it at home!

Your task today is to spot as many rhyming words as you possibly can from the pages below......I found 7, can you find anymore? Can you write them down?

Can you look through other storybooks you may have at home and find as many rhyming words as you can in them? What do you notice about the rhyming words? Is there a pattern?

          

      

**Extra Exercise!**

As we would normally have PE on a Thursday, here are some fun Disney themed activities to explore if you have the time. Alice and I enjoyed trying the Frozen activity! I hope you enjoy them too!

https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/activities/indoor-activities

 

 

Wednesday 25th March 2020

1. Maths Task 1 - please complete up to 30 minutes on Mathletics https://login.mathletics.com/. We have set number based tasks. 

2. English Task 1 - spend 15 minutes on Spelling Frame practising Spelling Rule 12 ‘ur’ or Year 1 words depending on your spelling group. https://spellingframe.co.uk/

3. English Task 2 -

Learning Objective - To write a short story.

Success Criteria - Capital letters, finger spaces, full stops, adjectives.

Activity -  Can you write a short story about going on your own magic bubble? Where would you go? What would you see? Who would you meet? 

Can you add in adjectives (describing words) to describe what you see and what the people look like that you meet?

Read your story to a grown up and see if they can come up with their own story!! 

 

** Challenge activity today! **

Click the following link https://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/webcams to watch the animals live in Edinburgh Zoo!! My favourite is the panda - if you are lucky, you might even see them munching on some bamboo. 

You can also read some interesting facts underneath each webcam for the different animals. How many facts can you find out?! Maybe you could write some of them down! 

Enjoy your day and remember that we are all in this together and will be able to share so many exciting stories when we see each other again! 

 

Tuesday 24th March 2020

1. Maths Task 1 - please complete up to 30 minutes on Mathletics https://login.mathletics.com/. We have set number based tasks. 

2. English Task 1 - spend 15 minutes on Spelling Frame practising Spelling Rule 12 ‘ur’ or Year 1 words depending on your spelling group. https://spellingframe.co.uk/

3. English Task 2 - watch the film: https://www.literacyshed.com/bubbles.html again.

Learning Objective - To create a setting description

Success Criteria - Capital letters, finger spaces, full stops, the word 'and', adjectives.

Activity - Play ‘vocabulary ping pong’ word association game with an adult. The adult calls out a word and you try to say as many words as possible linked to the topic.

Suggested topics: beach, weather, sea, boats. 

Look at the pictures below:

  

Can you write sentences describing what you can see in one of the pictures? Look for as many things to include in your writing and try to see if you can use any adjectives. I have written some ideas below!

sandy       rocky        beautiful        golden        blue        choppy        shallow         calm        smooth

The water at the beach is calm and bright blue. The golden sand is beautiful and smooth. 

** Challenge activity for today! **

As the weather is so lovely outside, make the most of it by going outdoors and creating a piece of land art, just like we did at school a few weeks ago! You can tell your grown up about Andy Goldsworthy and how we used his artwork as our inspiration. 

Collect as many different natural items as you can such as leaves, flowers, sticks, grass, stones and more!

 

Great news! Ruth Miskin, creator of Read Write Inc, is running daily phonics lessons for children who are learning to read using RWI! 
They are scheduling Read Write Inc. Phonics lessons on Facebook and YouTube for children to watch at home, these will be available for 24 hours after being shown. 
They are releasing three short Speed Sound lessons with one of their trainers every day for the next two weeks.
The films will be available at the times below and then for 24 hours after. 

  • Set 1 Speed Sounds at 9.30 am
  • Set 2 Speed Sounds at 10.00 am
  • Set 3 Speed Sounds at 10.30 am 

They will also release a film of a teacher reading a poem for Reception and Year 1 children to join in with at 2:00pm every day. The poems will be available to watch again and again on YouTube.
 
Parents can sign up to either Read Write Inc Facebook page  or their YouTube channel

https://www.facebook.com/miskin.education/?mc_cid=5b8869f543&mc_eid=6974981631

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ?mc_cid=5b8869f543&mc_eid=6974981631

 

Monday 23rd March 2020

1. Maths Task 1 - please complete up to 30 minutes on Mathletics https://login.mathletics.com/. We have set number based tasks. 

2. English Task 1 - spend 15 minutes on Spelling Frame practising Spelling Rule 12 ‘ur’ or Year 1 words depending on your spelling group. https://spellingframe.co.uk/ 

3. English Task 2 - Watch the following film: https://www.literacyshed.com/bubbles.html

Learning objective - To create sentences using the word 'and'. 

Success Criteria (what to remember to use) - Full stops, finger spaces, capital letters, the word 'and'.

Activity - Think about a time you have been to the beach. Can you describe the beach? How did it look? What was there? Write down what you can see, hear, touch, smell and taste at the beach using the word 'and' in your sentences. 

For example - At the beach I can see seagulls and I can hear the waves crashing. 

 

*** HOME LEARNING ***

Click on the link below to access free online ebooks including Read,Write,Inc and Oxford Reading Tree books to read with your children at home. All you have to do is register by creating an account and you can continue to enjoy reading at home!! :-)  

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

Twinkl Access

You can also now access free teaching and learning resources from the Twinkl website for a month, by creating an account an entering the following code: CVDTWINKLHELPS 

Click on the link below to access this fantastic online resource!! 

 https://www.twinkl.co.uk/offer 

 

 Welcome to Butterfly Class page!

We have had a great first few days in Year 1 and have all settled in nicely. Watch this space to see what we have been learning about!

Meet The Team

Mrs J Stokes
Class Teacher
Mrs T Davis
Teaching Assistant

  

 

 

 

Useful websites:

www.phonicsbloom.com

www.phonicsplay.co.uk

www.topmarks.co.u