Friday 30th June
In the next couple of weeks we will be revising the Year 1 maths curriculum we've covered this year. Here are some websites that we'd like the children to visit in order to reinforce their learning. Some of the websites may not be tablet friendly.
Friday 23rd June
We have been revising our 2D shapes in maths this week...
The challenge to remember (and be able to say!!) the word 'quadrilateral' has been set and we're seeing who can explain what it means this time next week. (Bonus points to anyone who attempts to spell it!)
In the Brain Builders is a sorting activity with irregular 2D shapes. You need to look at the shapes, count the sides and decide which category they fall in to. Cut out the shapes and stick them in the correct box.
A little reminder...
Any three sided shape = triangle
Any four sided shape = quadrilateral
Any five sided shape = pentagon
Any six sided shape = hexagon
Any seven sided shape = heptagon
Any eight sided shape = octagon
Friday 16th June
This week in maths our focus has been measuring weight and mass.
We would like you to select 5 different types of fruit or vegetable. Can you place them in order from heaviest to lightest? First of all you might just want to measure by feeling with your hands. If you have access to a measuring scale at home, it would be great if you could find out how heavy each item is in grams. Write the names and weights of the fruits/vegetables on the sheet provided. You may want to take a photo to bring into school!
Friday 9th June
Next week the year ones will be taking their phonics screening checks. They have been working so hard to use their phonics knowledge wherever possible. For homework this week, please take time to hear them read and have a go at the games and resources linked below.
Friday 19th May
We will soon be practising skills with money, so for your homework this week have a go on the website linked below. It should be tablet and desktop friendly.
Start off with the 'One Coin' tab and work your way through each of the coins. Next see if you can complete any of the mixed coins tab. Do the first few with a grown up and then have a go by yourself.
Friday 12th May
We have been revising split-digraphs this week, and sounding out their long vowel sounds really carefully. Complete the worksheet inside Brain Builders by filling in the missing split-digraph for each word cloud. Some of the clouds may have more than one option of split-digraph that fits, so you can write this too.
Note to parents:
Make sure the children sound out each word with all the options of split-digraph, even if they recognise the correct missing split-digraph straight away. This is excellent practise for when they read the 'alien' nonsense words in the phonics screening check in a couple of weeks time. They could even write alternative 'alien' options on the following page.
Friday 5th May
We have been creating number mind maps in maths this week.
The aim is to find as many ways as possible to represent the number that is at the centre of the mind map. The children should look for addition, subtraction and multiplication number sentences where the answer is the number in the centre of the mind map. They may also wish to draw pictorial representations, write the number as a word, or even create a word problem. Just remember the answer has to be that same number!
Complete in your Brain Builder. Choose one of the numbers below and get started!
Our current record is 18 different ways, can you beat this?
8 15 20
Writing a number sentence that has the same numbers and operation but in a different order counts as two different ways.
E.g. 3 x 4 and 4 x 3
Friday 28th April
As we've come to the end of our previous topic The Perfect Pet, we'd like the children to write a poem about an animal.
Young Writers are holding a Poetry Safari competition, and we would like the children to enter their poems through school. The children can write any type of poem they like. Remember, a poem does not have to rhyme!
Enjoy creating and bring back into school on Wednesday 3rd May.
Use this link to watch a video with more information.
Here is a copy of the entry booklet that we will provide when the children have completed their poem. It has some useful guidance about writing inside, including a planning sheet which might give you some tips!
Friday 7th April
Enjoy your Easter break. Please revise Year 1 Spelling list.
Friday 31st March Pizza Fractions
We have been exploring fractions for the last two weeks in maths. We have looked at halving, counting in halves, and quartering.
Homework this week is on a worksheet that is being sent home in the Brain Builders. It is also attached below.
The weather is set to be sunny and bright this weekend, so we'd like you to go outside and experience nature!
In Science we have been learning about micro-habitats and have been on a few plant hunts around the school grounds. If you can, go on a walk with your family; it might be a nice thing to do on Mother's day...
Whilst you are outside we'd like you to complete one of the following activities:
Please remember our forest school rules. Do not pick wild flowers and always check with a grown up before touching anything you find.
The posters/checklists for each activity are attached below. You may wish to print these out to take with you, but this is not a necessity. Have fun!
Set on Friday 10th March - Due in Wednesday 22nd March 2017 (2 weeks to complete)
Carrying on with our geography theme we would like the children to think more carefully about where they live and the vocabulary used to describe places.
Sheets will be sent home in brain-builder books for them to complete.
Each circle needs to be cut out carefully.
A picture needs to be stuck or drawn on to the sheet corresponding with the 'focus area'.
E.g. My City - Worcester with a picture or photograph of Worcester.
Once all circles are completed use a split pin / length of wool or string to join them, with the smallest circle at the top of the pile, so that all places are visible.
Please remember that place names are proper nouns and need a capital letter and that they are taller than lowercase letters.
Here is a link to the sheets that are being sent home and an idea of what they might look like when they are completed.
For your homework this week we would like you to go on an arrays hunt. How many arrays can you find or make? You can either draw pictures or take photographs. Can you complete a multiplication number sentence to match these (just like the planets example above)?
Here are some ideas to get you started:
- Bake some fairy cakes or muffins! What do you notice about the muffin tin?
- Collect some shells or rocks. Can you organise them into an array?
- Tidy up your toys... can you place them so they show an array?
If you'd like more of an explanation of what an array is, watch this video from BBC Bitesize (use the link below).
If you have access to a desktop computer, you may like to have a go at this 'Under the Sea' arrays game. read the instructions carefully; you might need an older sibling or adult to help you.
Friday 17th February
Laugh and have a good half-term. See spellings on Spellings page of website.
In maths this week, the children have been learning about measurements.
To support this learning, we would like them to practise their measuring skills outdoors.
Depending on what measuring tools you have, complete the activities on the sheet in their Brain Builders. You will need either a tape measure and/or ruler. There is also an optional challenge at the bottom of the sheet. There is no correct answer, so have a think and have a go! If you do complete this, please take a photo to show us.
Here is a link to the worksheet if your child did not return their Brain Builder in time.
This week’s homework focus, supports a variety of knowledge and skills the children are learning across the curriculum. Your child has a net of a cube or cuboid to make. This will help reinforce properties of 3D shape, taught in Maths and model making in Design and Technology.
To extend this further the net will either have 6 blank faces or have 6 questions written on it.
If your child has been given a net with questions on we would like them to use this at home to help them discuss their reading books with you.
If your child has been given or chosen a blank net, we would like them to think of 6 questions that they could ask someone about a book (write one on each face) then make the cube/cuboid and again keep it at home to aid discussion about their reading books.
We have been learning how to write and accurately punctuate questions recently in SPaG lessons so we are looking for accuracy.
E.g. What do you think is going to happen next in the story - would make a good question, but children must remember to start the sentence with a capital letter and end it with a question mark.
27th January 2017
This week's homework is based around a picture taken out of the Where's Wally book. The children can choose either to write sentences about the picture or write lists of words describing things from the picture.
Challenge: some of you may even want to write a story using the picture as a stimulus... don't forget your punctuation.
Please play the time board game and talk about telling the time to o'clock and half past. (There is no need to bring the board game back into school, please keep using it!)