Year 1

Work to be undertaken during the closure of the school:

Optional Learning Activities: My Activity Book

Every morning, at 9 am, Joe Wicks will be leading a free live PE lesson for all children via his YouTube channel, The Body Coach. This would be a brilliant way to start each day. I think Fluffington will be taking part. It would be great to hear how many of you have done the same.

Week 9 - 8 June 2020:

  • Oti Mabuse or Joe Wicks exercise class each day. 
  • Year 1 English: This link includes lessons for every day this week. Click on Hamilton home learning English Year 1 Week 9.
  • Practise these spellings and use in sentences everyday: here, there, where, love, come, some and one
  • Go on phonics play and practise sounds and tricky words for phase 5. Play a phase 6 game on the site. Use BBC Bitesize daily phonics lessons.
  • Read everyday.
  • Year 1 Maths: Please use BBC Bitesize daily maths lessons starting 8th June. 
  • Please continue to learn the 2, 5, and 10 times tables and division facts.
  • Lexia: Really aim to get a certificate this week.
  • Science: In your orange topic book I would like you to find out about different types of seeds. Draw, label and describe the seeds. Can you find 6 different ways seeds travel and disperse and record in your book. There is a 2Do set on Purple Mash to complete too.  
  • History: Our new topic is Castles. In your orange topic book please write down everything you know about Castles and things you want to find out. I would like you to find out about famous Castles, such as the one used in Harry Potter and record your findings. Then look at different types of Castles through time and present them on a simple timeline.
  • Art: Use https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-ad-016-paul-klee-photo-pack to look at some of Paul Klee's work. Then use this link https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-ad-017-paul-klee-colouring-sheet  to complete a piece of art work. 
  • Music: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=classics Use this link to explore classical music activities for children.
  • Computers: Choose a game that you play, could be on the computer or a board game and write simple instructions of how to play it in your orange topic book.
  • RE: Watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p56GHm8rGV8 a story called, 'Seeds of Friendship.' Draw your favourite part and think about how this is a non-religious creation story.
  • PSHE:  In your orange topic book can you record some of the things you have enjoyed doing at home during lockdown.

Week 8 - 1 June 2020:

  • Oti Mabuse or Joe Wicks exercise class each day. 
  • Year 1 English: This link includes lessons for every day this week. Click on Hamilton home learning English Year 1 Week 8.
  • Practise these spellings and use in sentences everyday: be, he, me, she, we, no, go, so, by and my.
  • Go on phonics play and practise sounds and tricky words for phase 5. Play a phase 6 game on the site. Use BBC Bitesize daily phonics lessons.
  • Read everyday.
  • Year 1 Maths: Please use BBC Bitesize daily maths lessons starting 1st June. 
  • Please continue to learn the 2, 5, and times tables and division facts.
  • Lexia: Really aim to get a certificate this week.
  • Science: In your orange topic book I would like you to find out about the plants that grow in a woodland environment. Please draw the plants and include some information about them. 
  • Geography: In your orange topic book please find out about the different climate zones and present a poster or fact sheet about them.
  • Art: Find out about the artist Paul Klee, choose how you present your information.
  • Music: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=classics Use this link to explore classical music activities for children.
  • Computers: Find out what an algorithm is and make a poster of some of the different games you play on a computer. There is a 2Do on Purple Mash set as well.
  • RE: Use this link to find out about the Islamic creation story, https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t2-re-293-islamic-creation-story-powerpointIn your orange topic book draw and write about the story.
  • PSHE:  Use this link, https://www.earlyyearsstorybox.com/corona/? to read a story called, 'Don't worry, Little Bear!' There are some nice activities to explore too.

Bank Holiday Monday and half term break:

Enjoy your holiday week. 

Week 7 - 18 May 2020:

  • Oti Mabuse or Joe Wicks exercise class each day. 
  • Year 1 English: This link includes lessons for every day this week. Click on Hamilton home learning English Year 1 Week 7.
  • Practise these spellings and use in sentences everyday: today, said, says, are, were, was, his, you, your and they.
  • Go on phonics play and practise sounds and tricky words for phase 5. Play a phase 6 game on the site. Use BBC Bitesize daily phonics lessons.
  • Read everyday.
  • Year 1 Maths: Please use BBC Bitesize daily maths lessons starting 18th May. 
  • Please continue to learn the 2, 5,  and 10  times tables. Work out the related division facts for them too.
  • Lexia: Aim to get a certificate this week.
  • Science: In your orange topic book I would like you to find out about the plants that grow in the Rainforest. Please draw the plants and include some information about them. On BBC Bitesize in Y1 science lessons, please watch Introduction to seasons, day and night. This lesson is from 22nd April.
  • Geography: Continue in your orange topic book the work set last week. 
  • DT: Continue working on your kites. 
  • Music: Use BBC Bitesize Bring the noise, play it resources to have some musical fun.
  • Computers: Continue to use the topic that you have chosen to make a power point about it. 
  • RE: There is a 2Do set on Purple Mash to make an Eid Card.
  • PSHE: Try some activities from this site. https://www.relaxkids.com/calm-pack.
  • Use this link to read a story for children about coronavirus. https://nosycrow.com/blog/released-today-free-information-book-explaining-coronavirus-children-illustrated-gruffalo-illustrator-axel-scheffler/
  • Art: Due to the current situation, this year's Driffield Show will not be going ahead. However, this does not mean the fun competitions have stopped! This week, why not create your own piece of artwork to celebrate spring and submit it for judging? You can draw, paint, colour with crayons, use any medium and find the entry details here:  Driffield Show Art Competition. 

Week 6 - 11 May 2020:

  • Oti Mabuse or Joe Wicks exercise class each day. 
  • Year 1 English: This link includes lessons for every day this week. Click on Hamilton home learning English Year 1 Week 6.
  • Practise these spellings and use in sentences everyday: letters, words, order, first, last, after, next and alphabet.
  • Go on phonics play and practise sounds and tricky words for phase 5. Play a phase 6 game on the site. Use BBC Bitesize daily phonics lessons.
  • Read everyday.
  • Year 1 Maths: Please use BBC Bitesize daily maths lessons starting 11th May. 
  • Please continue to learn the 2, 5 and 10 times tables.
  • Lexia: Aim to get a certificate this week.
  • Science: In your orange topic book I would like you to find out about the parts of plants that we eat. Write the headings roots, stem, flower and leaves and draw examples for each.  
  • Geography: In your orange topic book I would like you to name the 7 continents and 5 oceans. Choose a continent and find out about it. What is the weather like there? What are traditional dishes? etc. Please choose how to present your information and allow two weeks to complete this activity.
  • DT: Use your kite design to start making it! We will aim to fly them when we come back to school.
  • Music: Use BBC Bitesize Bring the noise, play it resources to have some musical fun.
  • Computers: Use the topic that you have chosen to make a power point about it. You can use 2simple resources on Purple Mash or any software that you have. This is a big project and it doesn't need to be in until we go back to school.
  • RE: Watch BBC Religions of the World animation, 5 pillars of Islam. In your topic book record what you have learnt.
  • PSHE: Try some activities from this site. https://www.relaxkids.com/calm-pack

Week 5 - 4 May 2020:

  • Oti Mabuse or Joe Wicks exercise class each day. 
  • Year 1 English: This link includes lessons for every day this week. Click on Hamilton home learning English Year 1 Week 5.
  • Practise these spellings and use in sentences everyday: undress, unzip, unload, unhappy, unkind and unfair.
  • Go on phonics play and practise sounds and tricky words for phase 5. Play a phase 6 game on the site.
  • Read everyday.
  • Year 1 Maths: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning - there are 5 lessons each week.  Year 1 week 4 this week, record your work in your maths book or you could print out the pages. Please remember to include dates.
  • Please learn your 2, 5 and 10 times tables.
  • LexiaAim to get a certificate this week.
  • Science: In your orange topic book can you find out what the roots, stem, leaves and flower head do. You can present your work in any way that you like, poster, leaflet etc.
  • Geography: In your orange topic book can you find out about what the weather is usually like in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Try and find out which plants grow in the different seasons and include the changes too, for example, leaves falling, conkers growing etc.
  • DT: We are meant to be making kites this half term! I would like you to research different types of kites and then in your orange topic book, design your own kite. Please list the materials you want to use.
  • Computers: Our new topic is about researching and presenting information as a power point. I would like you to choose a topic that you are interested in and create a mind map of things that you want to find out about. The topic could be anything you like, dinosaurs, football teams, plants, famous people, animals etc. Please create your mind map in your orange topic book.
  • RE:  Play this quiz to test your knowledge. https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/puzzles/ramadan-quiz
  • PSHE: Try some activities from this site. https://www.relaxkids.com/calm-pack
  • PE/Dance: Our wonderful School Sports Partnership has begun to launch isolation competitions with some brilliant prizes. The first is a dance competition. The following link SSP DANCE will give you access to the rules and how to enter. Good luck!
  • Music: Watch BBC Bite size playing instruments made from rubbish, https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zfjn34j. Have a go at making music out of things in your house. Take a picture and email into school if possible.
  • Citizenship: On Friday 8th May the United Kingdom should have had a very special Bank Holiday - a decision had been made to honour the 75th anniversary of VE Day.    It is very important that we still take time to reflect on this historic day, I am sure Captain Tom Moore will be joining the celebrations too. Watch this short BBC film,           VE Day and then enjoy some code-breaking puzzles and activities devised by the brilliant people at Bletchley Park. This is an incredible war museum with a difference; it was the nerve centre of code-breaking during WWII where some of the finest mathematicians in the country worked to solve clues in order to crack wartime messages.
  • PSHE: Although we are not able to go out and about as often as usual, it is still crucial that everyone keeps safe on and around our roads. Here is a fun sheet with some important messages to ensure you take care: road safety.

Week 4 - 27 April 2020:

  • Oti Mabuse or Joe Wicks exercise class each day. 
  • Year 1 English: This link includes lessons for every day this week. Click on Hamilton home learning English Year 1 Week 4
  • Practise these spellings and use in sentences everyday: undo, untidy, unlock, unfair, unlucky and unpack.
  • Go on phonics play and practise sounds and tricky words for phase 5. Play a phase 5 game on the site.
  • Read everyday.
  • Year 1 Maths: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning - there are 5 lessons each week.  Year 1 week 3 this week, record your work in your maths book or you could print out the pages. Please remember to include dates.
  • Lexia: aim to get a certificate this week.
  • Science: I have set a 2Do on Purple Mash.
  • Geography: I have set a 2Do task on Purple Mash.
  • Computers: There is an internet safety activity set for you on Purple Mash.
  • RE: Watch, What is Ramadan? on BBC Bite size and then complete the 2Do task on Purple Mash.
  • Art: Create an observational picture of a flower or flowers. You can decide if you want to paint or colour etc. Send your work via email if possible.

Week 3 - 20 April 2020:

  • Oti Mabuse or Joe Wicks exercise class each day. 
  • Year 1 English: This link includes lessons for every day this week. Click on Hamilton home learning English Year 1 week 3
  • Practise these spellings and use in sentences everyday: phone, photo, pheasant, alphabet, elephant and dolphin.
  • Go on phonics play and practise sounds and tricky words for phase 5. Play a new game on the site.
  • Read everyday.
  • Year1 Maths: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning - there are 5 lessons each week.  Start with the Year 1 Week 2 (the second on the site) activities this week.  Record your work in your maths book or you could print out the pages. Please remember to include dates.
  • Lexia: aim to get a certificate this week.
  • PURPLE MASH: We are going to be looking at weather this half term. I have set a 2Do for you to create a spring scene.
  • Science: Our new topic is plants. In your orange book please can you draw and label as many different plants that you can find out about.
  • Music: I have set a 2Do for you to create a musical composition on Purple Mash, have fun and be creative!

Easter Holidays!

We have been sent the following link from the diocese with lots of ideas and activities if you need inspiration during this time.

Holy Week Activities

One project we would really like you to do is to make a miniature Easter garden. The link above has super ideas of how to add to this daily to include many important elements which show different aspects of the life of Jesus in a creative and natural way.

You can take pictures of your finished gardens and send them to the school email address to share with us all.

Week 2 - 30 March 2020:

***** PURPLE MASH UPDATE ****

Well done to all of you who have managed to get to grips with this. It has been a learning curve for us all and we had no warning to be able to practise at school. Anyway, you're doing great! Just a few pointers:

  • The '2Do' and 'Alert' tabs let you know that I have been in touch or set work.
  • Remember to use the 'Hand in' button when you have completed your work. This allows me to know you have finished and not just paused to get some exercise. If you go on the 2Do tab at the top, my comments will appear and you can choose to either 'continue work' or 'Hand in'. The background changes from blue to turquoise when it has been corrected and checked.
  • There is a 'display board' on the Sharing tab. When I have checked your edited work, it will be displayed for everyone to see.
  • If you have any problems please email school as we are constantly in touch with each other or in school to keep things running as smoothly as possible.
  • We have got this!

If you're struggling to keep up with Joe Wicks or simply need an extra challenge, Oti Mabuse (from Strictly) is teaching a dance class every morning at 11.30am. You can watch her live or catch up later on all her classes on YouTube.

  • Practice these spellings each day and use in sentences: when, where, which, while, what, wheel, whisk and white.
  • Go on Lexia each day if possible.
  • Use Phonics Play to practice phonics. (Type this into google and you should be able to use for free now)
  • Write about the Easter story in your English books.
  • Create an acrostic poem Easter poem either using the word Easter or a word associated with it.
  • Use Purple Mash and play A -fish - metic game level 2.
  • Maths: visit https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning - there are 5 lessons each week.  Start with the Year 1 Week 1 activities this week.  Watch the video and record your work in your maths book - you could print out the pages or write them directly into your book.  Include dates.
  • Use Purple Mash Art section and create your own Easter egg design.
  • Art: If you haven't already put a rainbow in your window at home, make sure you have one by the end of the week. Check the Class 1 page of the school website to see if Fluffington has completed his rainbow by the end of the week. 
  • I have set a Purple Mash task for you to write about your favourite fruit.
  • Science work this week is to find out what humans need to eat to stay fit and healthy. Can you find out about the different food groups? Are there any other ways apart from eating the right foods to stay healthy?  You can decide how to present your work in your orange book, I look forward to seeing it.
  • Remember to exercise each day, read a book and carry on with your twinkl tasks.

Week 1 - 23 March 2020:

Home Learning List

  • Read a book every day and complete a reading comprehension task from your pack.
  • Write an entry for your diary.
  • Try some of the Twinkl activities.