Year 1

Week Starting 03 May 2020

Hello Year One!

We hope you had a great week and enjoyed watching the African animals in their natural habitat or in the zoo enclosures. We will soon be able to acknowledge by e-mail all the contributions you have sent to us, so please continue to forward your photos and updates to our new YR1 mail address yr1@pegasusacademytrust.org. A special thank you to Jack’s family in Blue Class  for sharing with us their pictures of painted lady butterflies. If you have a garden, keep look out for caterpillars, pupae or butterflies. Miss Balhadère was lucky enough to spot most stages of an eyed hawk-moth near her apple tree!

This week the whole trust challenge involves a commemoration of VE day. This year’s anniversary is of special significance, as it will be the 75th anniversary. The date is also significant as for the first time, most celebrations and events have had to be cancelled or postponed. In this difficult time of lockdown, and in resonance with Her Majesty the Queen’s deeply moving speech, it is particularly important to honour the memory of all the British people and their Allies who defended the ideal of a free world. Thank you all for taking part in this international event.

  • In literacy, following from last week’s virtual visit to the zoos, we will be learning about one of the most famous African animals, the lion! We will research facts about the lion and create an information leaflet. In addition to Miss King’s fabulous phonics videos, you can also access  the DfE Letters and Sounds YouTube videos.
  • In maths, we are continuing to explore fractions, focusing on quarters.
  • In science, we are learning to identify some common trees.
  • In art, we are making some 3-D models of African animals, using junk modelling.
Activity 1 Activity 2 Activity 3
Monday

Phonics – ‘ue’

Literacy -‘Big Cat Facts’ reading quiz

Maths  – Quarter of a shape Music
Tuesday

Phonics -‘ew’

Literacy -Lion facts information booklet lesson 1

Science-Tree and leaf identification Physical activities
Wednesday Literacy-Lion facts information booklet lesson 2 Maths- Quarter of a quantity Art-3-D models
Thursday

Phonics -‘ew’

Literacy – Lion facts information booklet lesson 3

Maths – Quarter of a quantity Whole trust challenge-Great British Bunting
Friday Bank Holiday Bank Holiday Bank Holiday

In preparations for next week science lesson when we will start a plant growth diary, we would request that your family get either a pack of runner bean seeds or a pack of sunflower seeds from your local supermarket. You will also need some containers such as yoghurt pots, plastic bottles or plant pots and some soil or cotton wool. If you want to do an additional science experiment on the requirement of light for healthy plant growth, you can also get some cress seeds.

Finally we are planning to begin calling families at home from this week to catch up with you and to check all is well.  Please read Mr. Roberts post about this here.

We are missing you! Enjoy your learning this week!

The Year One Team

Monday

Literacy – phonics with Miss King – ‘ue’

https://my.uso.im/mydrive/662154bd0c074772809755927ade412c/phonics-5-ue-(oo)

Literacy – ‘Big Cat Facts’ reading quiz!

Read the information all about lions, tigers and other big cats (in downloads) and then use the information to help you answer the questions. Remember, you can keep re-reading the information to help you. If you get a bit stuck on any of the words, you could ask a grown up or older brother or sister to help you.

Maths  – quarter of a shape

We are continuing to develop our understanding that a shape can be quartered in different ways. Please ensure that there are four equal parts.

https://my.uso.im/mydrive/671f6496115e484186ae0d12d5d2b950/quarter-of-a-shape-2

Music –

Practice call and response rhythms with Miss Freeman and play ‘Don’t clap it back’. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KEuHgFVo0Y&t=19s.

Then, go to the website http://www.charanga.com/ and log on the student section using the following details: Username: p697849 Password: brown.

Click on the unit called ‘Your Imagination’ and listen to the song ‘Rainbow Connection’. Use the questions to help you talk about the music, then click on ‘Flexible Games’ to dance with Mr Bear. Finally have a go at learning verse 2 of the ‘Your Imagination’ song and practice singing the song through so far.

Tuesday

Literacy – phonics with Miss King – ‘ew’

https://my.uso.im/mydrive/028491e7268d4bb8a4fa64d9b8afe6c7/phonics-5-ew-(oo)

Literacy – Lion Facts Information Booklet Lesson 1

This week in Literacy you will be learning some interesting facts about lions!

Each day you will learn new facts about lions and write them so by the end of this week you will have a completed information booklet written by you!

Today you will be thinking about what lions look like and what they are called.

Questions to help you:

  • What is a male lion called?
  • What is a female lion called?
  • What is a baby lion called?
  • What is a family of lions called?
  • What does a male lion look like?
  • How big are they?
  • Who do they live with?

As you read the website information and listen to the video, pause and draw /label a little picture to help you remember your information for later.

Read the information on the website (you may need a little help from someone who is older than you.

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/animals/general-animals/10-lion-facts/

and watch this video

‘African Lion/ Amazing Animals’ https://youtu.be/tlZwYsJpqjo  

Today you will be writing the first part of your information booklet using the heading ‘What do lions look like? (The information leaflet and a word bank to help you are in the downloads). Don’t forget to draw an illustration too!

Challenge: Can you use adjectives when describing the different parts of the lion? E.g huge, sharp, ferocious, soft.

Science – Lesson 3

We will be learning about deciduous and evergreen trees. Watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ty6XEk64Cg0 and see the attached pdf presentation in the downloads section below.

Activities: Draw a picture of what a deciduous tree and an evergreen tree looks like now (spring) and in winter.

Example: My name is Mrs Besong and I am a Year 1 teacher at BINF. My daughter Chloe is in Year 1 too and she drew two examples of the trees for you to have a look at.

If safe to do so, go and look at some trees around your local area. Measure the trunk, do rubbings of the bark or leaves. Collect some leaves or take some photographs of them. Then use the attached ID key to identify them. Alternatively play two interactive games on the Woodland Trust website at http://www.treetoolsforschools.org.uk/activities/labelling/?act=lbl_common_tree_ID&id=0&col=D2232A&light=0&lcol=891C23&title=Common%20tree%20ID and

http://www.treetoolsforschools.org.uk/activities/labelling/?act=lbl_leaf_ID&id=0&col=D2232A&light=0&lcol=891C23&title=Leaf%20ID

Physical activities

JumpStart Jonny – https://www.jumpstartjonny.co.uk/free-stuff

Storyhive yoga for kids- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X655B4ISakg

Wednesday

Literacy – Lion Facts Information Booklet Lesson 2

Today you will be learning some exciting facts about what lions eat and how they hunt.

Questions to help you:

  • What do lions eat?
  • How do lions hunt?
  • What does the word ‘scavenger’ mean?
  • Who does the hunting?
  • How can vultures help the lions find food?
  • Who eats the food first?

As you read the information/ listen to the video, pause and draw/label a little picture to help you remember your information for later.

Read some information on this here and watch this video to help you

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRrrpBewz0g

Today you will be writing the second part of your information booklet using the heading ‘What do lions eat and how do they hunt? (There is a different word bank to help you are in the downloads). Don’t forget to draw an illustration too!

Challenge: Can you use different sentence starters from the word bank to make your writing more exciting?

Maths – quarter of a quantity

This week we are working on finding a quarter of a quantity. We use dots to represent the pictures and divide by sharing them equally into four equal parts.

https://my.uso.im/mydrive/0170f9ec0dc74addbe06ff1bffd93a3b/Quarter-of-a-quantity

Art – 3D models of animals

In spring term, the children had been looking at the importance of recycling and reusing. Today’s task is to create an African animal using junk modelling. Have a dive into your recycling bin to find boxes and cartons to create your African animal.  Use paint or coloured card to bring your animal to life! We would love to see your finished masterpieces, so why not send us a photo (with your name and class on) to yr1@pegasusacademytrust.org

Here are some ideas to inspire you!

Thursday

Literacy – phonics with Miss King – ‘ew’

https://my.uso.im/mydrive/c46078e074d6409cad0c6e284db25c8d/phonics-ew-(you)

Literacy – Lion Facts Information Booklet Lesson 3

Over this week we have learnt lots of interesting facts about lions. What are your favourite facts? Can you tell us some facts about lions that are not already in our information booklet?

Questions to help you:

  • Which countries can lions be found in?
  • How do lions travel?
  • How do they communicate?
  • How loud is a lion’s roar?
  • Can lions climb trees?
  • How long do lions sleep for?
  • Why do cubs play?
  • How many lions are in a ‘pride’?

Here is another video to help you remember some interesting facts.

Today you will be writing the third and final part of your information booklet using the heading ‘Interesting facts about lions’. Don’t forget to draw an illustration too!

Challenge: Try to use a question mark (?) and an excalmation mark (!) in your writing.

Maths – quarter of a quantity

This week we are working onto finding a quarter of a quantity. We are moving on from using dots to represent the pictures and are now using digits as well as the dots. We still need to use the dots to divide by sharing them equally into four equal parts.

https://my.uso.im/mydrive/e3abd664dc3d4d99985be984be9e18ea/Quarter-of-a-quantity-2

Whole Trust Challenge

We will celebrate VE day, by joining in with the ’Great British Bunting’ initiative launched by the BBC. Details of the project can be found on their website. We have compiled a few resources to explain the historical significance of that day: a clip of VE day in London 1945, a clip explaining what VE day is and a presentation (see attached document). You may want to check the clips beforehand and select what you want your child to watch, as the footage is quite lengthy.

Friday

Bank Holiday!

Extra Activities

This is a fun recipe to try and make with the kids during family time. It is a crunchy deep-fried snack that the kids will love. No baking is involved in this recipe. It mainly requires rolling, dicing and frying!

Ingredients: all-purpose flour, evaporated milk, sugar, butter, ground nutmeg, and vegetable oil.

Cooking Directions: African Bites

  • Maths games – Simple Sudoku problems;

Have a go at these simple problems. See attached documents for printable templates and instructions.

Published on 3rd May, 2020

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