Hello, thankyou for all of the work submitted this week, I continue to be amazed with how well you have adjusted to learning from home. I have also heard how well those children that have returned to school have been getting on. Miss Boyes tells me that she has been really impressed with how kind and how working you have all been.
Could I say a big well done to Jamie for continuing to submit his spellings online despite returning to school. I would also like to wish Evan a Happy Birthday (of you would like to see me sing happy birthday you will need to watch the most recent celebration assembly on Seesaw).
This week's activities:
History - W/C 6th July - Victorian Inventors
In previous lessons we have been learning about famous Victorian people. In this session we will be learning about how influential the Victorian period was in the improvements made to our lives thanks to the efforts of so many inventors of the time. Please watch the attached video https://vimeo.com/14027652. Try to count of how many inventions are named. You will hopefully realise that so many of the things that we use in our daily lives were first invented in this period. This period of rapid change was called 'The industrial revolution'. I would like the children to choose one of the following inventors from the Victorian period and find out a little more about them (Thomas Edison, James Starley, Karl Benz, Alexander Bell and Isambard Kingdom Brunel) They will need some support from adults at finding the information out from books or online. There is no need to write the facts down but it would be useful if they had an opportunity to teach someone what they have learnt (will help them remember the facts)
I would then like them to create their own Victorian Inventors Timeline using the information on the timeline (you might like to print the sheet out and stick them on in the right order or create your own from scratch).
Reading - W/C 6th July
With the end of the academic year approaching it would be a good time to assess how well the children are getting on with their phonics. To complete this past screener test please show the children each of the word cards either printed or on the screen. They must say the words correctly to gain the mark. There are 40 words, the first half require the children to be secure with their Set 2 sounds, and the second half for Set 3. Use the score sheet to record their efforts. You can remind the child that if the word card has a monster on it, then it is a alien word and will not make sense. Half of the words in the test will be alien words. Alien words are to test to see if the children are using their sounding out to read a word or if they have just seen it before in book and just know it. Feel free to let your child know how they get on. Their most recent phonics screener score will be on their report (which will be sent home shortly) The pass mark for previous years has been 32 out of 40.
Writing - W/C 6th July - Memories of the year
As we are approaching the end of term, I thought it would be nice for our writing activities to reflect on our year. Please discuss the following questions with your child. My favourite moment of the year was..... I am looking forward to... I will remember... My funniest moment of the year was... I will miss... 1. Choose 2 or more of the sentence stems and get them to compose a sentence about them 2. Get them to practise saying the sentence out loud 3. Write the sentences down (remembering, letter formation finger spaces, capital letters, full stops, connective like 'and' to join two ideas 4. Record them answering one of them and submit these recordings on Seesaw or by email (keep them short in order to attach)
Numeracy - W/C 6th July - Finding a half
Well done with all of your work on money last week. This week we are moving onto finding halves and quarters (introduction to division). Please watch https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/. If you would like the worksheets for the week please email me email@example.com and I will send them onto you. Please follow this lesson up with lots of practical sharing activities; dealing out cards to two people sharing sweets, biscuits sharing coins, money sharing toys.
Science - W/C 6th July - Animal Groups
If you completed the lesson on animals groups before the launch of Seesaw you might want to skip onto part 2 of this lesson. 1. Remind children that they have been identifying the features of humans and animals in previous sessions. In this lesson they will be learning that scientists look for similar features or behaviours to help them group them. These are; mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, birds and minibeasts. Discuss the different features of the different groups after watching some of the BBC Bitesize videos https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z4svgwx.
2. In order to survive humans and animals need to eat. All living things eat different things. Scientists group animals that only eat plants as herbivores (we use the word vegetarian for humans) Other animals eat just meat, we call these carnivores and the final group eat both meat and plants, these are called omnivores. Most of us are omnivores as we sometimes eat meat and sometimes plants (fruits and vegetables). Watch this short video which explains this https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zwfd2p3 then complete the Venn diagram by sorting the animals into different groups.
OPTIONAL EXTRA - W/C 6th July - Art
You will remember that we have looked at repeating patterns in the two previous sessions. In this optional lesson you will be using nature to recreate repeating patterns. I have created an example. You will need to find things either in or outside your home and then lay them out with a reoccurring pattern. You may want to stick similar to mine by using a circular shape to base your collage around or you could try other shapes with symmetry in them. You do not need to stick anything down but you will need more than one of each item. To make your patter interesting make sure you use items that are different colours and shapes.
Picture News - W/C 6th July - First Impressions
This week's assembly is about 'first impressions'. Watch the video https://vimeo.com/channels/picturenews answering any questions about the picture of the week. Then, answer or complete some of these activities - Think back to when you first met somebody. Describe your first impression of them. What do you think of them now? - Pictures, symbols and letters can represent things number. Which mathematical symbols do you know? - The RAF Voyager is a plane used by the Prime Minister and members of the Royal Family for official visits around the world. Make a list of as many different modes of transport as possible. Which would be best for travelling to different parts of the world? Which is your favourite? - Use a map of the world to locate a country. Can you find out what the flag that represents that country looks like? Finally, have a go at the attached activity (designing your own smart outfit). I look forward to seeing your designs.