Monday 1st June!

Good morning year 1,

I hope you are all staying safe, happy and had a lovely if not different half term. I hope you have been enjoying some of the guided reading activities I have been posting. I thought it would be nice for you to look at the illustration below and discuss with your parent, carer or sibling about what you can see, what they are doing and have a go at answering the comprehension questions attached. This is always a great way to understand an illustration and relate to real life experiences children may have had. Promoting discussion is one of the best forms of learning. You can also do this with any of your favourite story books at home or online.

Also if you want to challenge yourself even more, draw your own illustration, similar to the one below or create your own and then you can give your parents, carers or siblings questions about the illustration that they have to answer!

Any questions, please don’t hesitate to e-mail or comment on these blog posts.

Take care and stay safe

Miss Wheeler x

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  • How do you know that the giraffe is the boy’s pet?
  • How long do you think the boy has had the giraffe as a pet? Why?
  • Where did he get it from?
  • How does the giraffe feel about the boy? How does it feel about being kept as a pet?
  • Should people be allowed to keep any animal as a pet? Make a list of animals you think should/shouldn’t be kept as pets. Discuss why.
  • Explain the benefits of owning a pet

I have also attached a link to watch and listen to a lovely story called, Giraffe’s can’t Dance!

Half Term!

Just because it’s half term, does not mean that I am not there for you. It is not expected to do any home learning during the half term break. However if you would like to or would like any ideas please e-mail me or comment on the Padlet on the blog. It’s been lovely hearing from you, please continue to do so. Below I have attached some activities you could do everyday during half term.

Stay safe and please get in touch if you need anything.

Speak soon

Miss Wheeler x

Friday 22nd May!

Good morning everyone!

Happy Friday! Another week done! As it’s Friday, today I would like you to practise and be tested on some of your super spellers. I’m sure there will be a lot of badges to give out when we get back to school!

If you need a copy of our super speller list, click here

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I would also like for you to choose some of your super speller words and put them into exciting sentences. There could even be some silly sentences in there too. Don’t forget too include CAPITAL LETTERS, full stops. Finger spaces and even exclamation marks!

A bit of numeracy to end the week. You have now identified all of the coins used in the UK. I would like you to have a go at completing the sheet below. You will have to identify the coins and then as a challenge add some coins together to find the total. If you are lucky enough to have these coins at home and your parents will let you use them, this might help. As an extension you could create your own list of items round your house and give them a price with a chosen coin or note.

I hope you have a had a great week and stayed safe and happy. Have a lovely weekend and if you need anything, please e-mail or comment on the blog and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Stay safe

Miss Wheeler x

Thursday 21st May!

Hey guys,

Another check in with you guys, how are you all? . To kick start your Thursday morning, lets do some relaxing. Here is a link to Cosmic Kids Yoga, Harry Potter. This will be nice to start the morning by relaxing. We did this yoga session in school and really enjoyed listening to the short story of Harry Potter and learning some new moves.

Calm your body, your mind and stay safe!

After your relaxing session of yoga I thought it would be really nice to do a writing activity.

I want you to have a think about your time at home during COVID19. How have you felt, what have you been up to, what have you enjoyed, what have you learnt (ride your bike without stabilizers for e.g.) and what do you miss about school and your friends. I have attached a ‘message in a bottle’ worksheet. I would like you to write a message to someone and tell them about your time at home. You can decorate the bottle as much as you want. Don’t forget to write your name at the bottom.

It would be great to see your message in a bottles on the Padlet!

Enjoy, stay safe and see you soon.

Love Miss Wheeler x

Wednesday 20th May!

Good morning year 1,

I hope you are all staying safe and happy. I hope you have been enjoying some of the guided reading activities I have been posting.I thought it would be nice for you to look at the illustration below and discuss with your parent, carer or sibling about what you can see, what they are doing and have a go at answering the comprehension questions attached. This is always a great way to understand an illustration and relate to real life experiences children may have had. Promoting discussion is one of the best forms of learning. You can also do this with any of your favourite story books at home or online.

Also if you want to challenge yourself even more, draw your own illustration, similar to the one below or create your own and then you can give your parents, carers or siblings questions about the illustration that they have to answer!

Any questions, please don’t hesitate to e-mail or comment on these blog posts.

Take care and stay safe

Miss Wheeler x

  • What is happening here?
  • What do you think the sauces are cooking on the barbecues?
  • Will they eat the food?
  • Whose house is this?
  • Is the owner aware of the barbecue going on?
  • Write a funny caption or story to match this picture.

I have also attached a link to watch and listen to one of our favourite stories written and illustrated by Julia Donaldson and Axel Sheffler. Enjoy

Tuesday 19th May!

Good morning guys,

Today I thought it would be a good idea to play a game. below I have attached a phonics game, it looks a little like Monopoly, however it’s called ‘Phonopoly’. A great way to learn and play a board game with your family at the same time. If you are unable to print off, simply have the image of the board on your screen and go around the board by sticking some blue tac to the screen or use a counter if it’s on your tablet. I’ve attached a certificate for the players. I hope you enjoy!

Linked to our topic I thought it would be nice to do a spot of music and computing combined. Using Purple Mash: www.purplemash.co.uk, type in the search engine ‘guitar’. There you will see a man playing a guitar, once you have clicked on this you can become your own guitarist. I would like you to take a photo of yourself and then write some sentences to describe what musical instrument you play, if you enjoy it, are you in a band, what is the band called, what type of instrument is your guitar (string, brass). It would be great to see you dressed as a cool guitarist.

I hope you have fun with today’s activities.

Stay safe and stay in touch.

Love

Miss Wheeler

x

Monday 18th May!

Good Morning year 1,

I hope you all had a lovely weekend and are all happy and staying safe. Don’t forget too take a look at the ‘Maths with Parents’ and ‘Times Tables Rock Stars’ for numeracy as well as going on the school website on ‘Learn at Home’.

Today I thought we would start the week with a new set of joining. Below is the sheet we would use in class during our handwriting lessons. Hopefully when we get back to school we can go over some of these joins if you’re not sure.


For numeracy today I have attached below some learning on money. We have looked at coins and their value during Maths Meetings, so children are aware of pence and pound coins. Below is a worksheet for children to identify coins and their value. I have also attached a fun game of ‘Money Bingo’ you could play with your family.

I hope you are all well, staying safe and happy.

Stay safe and see you soon.

Love

Miss Wheeler

x

Friday 15th May!

Good morning and Happy Friday!

I hope you are all ok! I thought it would be nice for you guys to have a go at practising your Super Spellers.I can tell that when we get back to school, there are going to be lots of certificates to be handed out for spelling. There are lots of resources on ‘Twinkl’ which are linked to year 1 expectations and spellings, feel free to use those resources also.

To link to our topic I thought it might be nice to create a ‘Rainbow Wind Chime’. I have attached a step by step set of instructions on how to make this, it looks fun. I might even have a go myself. It would be lovely to see you with your chimes on Padlet, don’t forget to tell me what you have been up to. If you don’t have the exact paint or resources, I’m pretty sure you can improvise. Have fun creating!


I hope you are all staying safe, missing my lovely class a lot. Have a lovely weekend.

Love

Miss Wheeler

x

Thursday 14th May!

Phonics – Today I wanted to share a useful YouTube channel with you which is uploading phonics lessons every weekday at 10:30am for reception and year 1. There are also videos to support parents which explain a little more about phonics which might be useful. I have shared the most recent video below but feel free to go back and look at any of the other videos too.

Maths – Maths with Parents or Times Table Rock Stars
I have uploaded some new topics on ‘Maths with Parents’ and ‘Times Table Rock Stars’ for you to have a look at. If you haven’t yet signed up for this online website, the details to do so can be found on previous posts. I have been so impressed with what most of you have done so far on these websites, it’s super to see that you are wanting to challenge yourself and work at home, keep it up. Well done!


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PSHE – Managing emotions– Today I would like you to consider different emotions you have felt whilst being away from school and learning at home. You may have felt a mixture of emotions E.g. Excitement, anger, sadness and happiness. Remember it is okay and normal to experience different emotions and there are ways we can recognise how we are feeling and how to manage them! Can you draw different faces to show the different emotions you might have been feeling? I have attached a sheet below.

Extension: Can you consider what strategies and activities help you feel calm?
It may be deep breathing, yoga, colouring, reading or keeping a diary.

If you would like to access more resources on managing emotions- please look at ‘The Hub’s’ blog page on the school website.
Emotions blank facesDownload

See you soon and stay safe

Love

Miss Wheeler

x

Create a National Book Token

You could win a £10 National Book Token for you and each of your class

Create a fabulous National Book Token design while you’re learning from home, and you could return to school with National Book Tokens for all! Whether it’s our school logo doodled in ink, a pencil drawing of the entire class, or something completely different, a child’s design will be chosen to put on a National Book Tokens gift card every week for seven weeks.

When schools open up again, the young designer and their classmates will each receive a £10 National Book Token – emblazoned with the winning artwork – to inspire them to choose their next favourite book from their local bookshop.

Why not have a go? Click here for the template and more information >>National Book Token Competition