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Another busy week of learning!

We have been busy being active and practical in all areas of our learning this week. And the weather has been kind!

In English this week we have been looking at the book ‘Each, Peach, Pear, Plum’. We started by searching for the characters in our outside areas and then thinking of and practising saying sentences to describe where they are. We also enjoyed playing ‘eye spy’. We then spent a session thinking about prepositions to describe where the children placed our class mascots. The children really enjoyed playing with Pufferfish and Timmy the turtle and using full sentences to explain where they were.

In maths we have been learning about measurement of length, teaching and using the language of long, longer, longest, short, shorter and shortest to compare different objects. They measured animal footprints using different tools and used ribbons to make comparisons with things in the environment.

In science we have been using our senses to smell different things. We explored whether or not we could tell what was in the pots just by smelling. We discovered we needed our sense of sight to know for certain.

We have spent some time this week thinking about how to keep safe. We talked about a whole range of different areas such as being near water, hot ovens and how to behave when crossing the road. We also spent some time talking about how to be safe when working on computers / tablets etc at home.The main message was to tell an adult in your house straight away if something you do not expect to see happens while you are using equipment at home. It is so important that we teach good use of ICT at an early age and that they know that you are involved in their online exploration at home.

Have a good weeeknd

The year 1 team

A rainy week!

What a wet week we have had in places! It is great that so many of the children can do up their own coats independent. We have been very grateful of this on occasion!

In maths this week we have been introducing the children to the ‘part – whole model’. We have shown them how one ‘whole number’ can be partitioned into 2 parts and then how to record this. We have been using practical resources and recording more formally in their maths books. They have all tried really hard with this!

In English we have been writing descriptions of our animals / dinosaurs to make class alphabet books. We have been using the adjectives / describing words that we learnt last week.

In RE this week we have been learning all about Judaism, specifically focusing on the weekly Shabbat celebrations. The children did some lovely writing about what they had learnt.

October is the month of Mary and so in our daily worship we have been learning the Hail Mary. It would be lovely if you could practise this at home. Our daily worship this week has been recognising that God is in everybody regardless of what they look like or where they come from. It has provoked some interesting conversations.

Have a good weekend !

The year 1 team

 

What we have been learning this week!

Dear parents

We hope that your children are now well settled in their new routines and that they are coming home and telling you all about what we are learning in school.

This week we have been looking at the alphabet and thinking about alphabetical order. We have also been learning about adjectives (words that describe nouns). Next week we are going to make our own  alphabetically  ordered class books using adjectives to describe either an animal (in Puffer fish) or a dinosaur (in Turtles).

In maths we are learning the concept of ‘whole’ and ‘part’ and recording our findings using pictoral representations.

This week at school has been anti bullying week. We have talked as a  class about what bullying means.

Well done to everyone who is bringing in their phonics packs everyday. These are essential because we use these everyday in our phonics teaching. There is no need to send back to school any of the homework sheets but the expectation is that the tick sheet for your child’s will be completed at home and returned to school everyday in your child’s pack along with the homework diary.

Have a good weekend

The year 1 team

CHANGE OF PE DAY!

Dear all

We are sorry but due to timetabling issues with the new school start and finish times our PE days have changed once again. This will work much better for us as a year group and bring us all into line!

Both classes will have PE on a Friday on week 1 (next week beginning 21st September)

Both classes will have PE on a Wednesday week 2

Thank you

 

Welcome!

Dear Parents

Welcome to year 1!

It is so nice to welcome you and your children to year 1 after such a long summer for many.

We are really looking forward to getting to know your children and helping them to get going with their learning in year 1.

These last 2 weeks have seen us all getting to know each other!  We have been having our daily phonics sessions (we hope that you have all seen your child’s new book in their book bags) as well as regular maths and English inputs on specific themes to enable the children to be gently moved back into their learning. New books will be issued every Monday along with phonics sheets. These books MUST be returned on Friday to ensure that hey are ready to be reissued on Monday. Please keep the books in your child’s book bags after reading so that we can access them in school.

This week we have been focusing on counting with one to one correspondence as well as more an less on numbers to 20.

In English we have been focusing on some core segmenting and blending skills for reading and writing simple words and playing eye spy using our book ‘Shark in the Park’ as a stimulus.

In RE we started to look at the Creation story and in science we have started our longitudinal study looking at seasonal changes on the school field as well as starting our unit on our bodies.

Please take some time to view the attached year 1 welcome meeting. Please look carefully at the timings for library and PE as these have changed and are different for each year 1 class.

The year 1 team

 

Home learning for the last week!

Dear all

It is the last week before the summer holidays and our last home learning online before the planned return to school in September! Where did the time go and how did we get here!? We at school are so proud of all our children and their families who have risen to the challenge through this difficult time. We have been so impressed by the resilience shown by the children in school, their love of being back with friends and learning together as well as the support of families at home, schooling their children through this strange time . We hope that you all manage to have a restful holiday and that you are all looking forward to joining your new teachers in September. We look forward to seeing you all again then too!

Over the holidays it would be great if you could keep up with some reading. Maybe the children could keep a diary of their holidays or write postcards to friends as well as keep up with some maths in their day to day lives. All of the blogs from the last few months will remain on the school website so that if you want to do that exciting science experiment  that you never had the chance to complete or go back over that maths that was a bit tricky it is all there for you to revisit.

Have a lovely holiday from all in year 1!

English reading and writing

You will be doing some phonics focusing on the sound ow (blow), oa (goat) and o-e (rose) and as well as some spellings linked to the poem this week. (see below).

If it is a bit tricky or moves too fast for your child just focus on the key phonics being taught, or one version of the sound that your child knows e.g. oa and the key words. Maybe you could just work on one day of the online learning? Do what you feel your child can cope with. If you want an added challenge see if you can use some of the punctuation that we have been learning over the past few weeks such as the exclamation marks and editing using full stops and capital letters. Can you think of some really interesting rhyming words for your poem?

Poetry!

This weeks English task looks at poetry, specifically rhyming words and syllables in words and sentences. The poem that Miss Browne reads today is based on a poem by A A Milne, who wrote Winnie the Pooh!

To listen to a poem

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-listen-to-a-poem-36da10

To identify rhyming words

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-identify-rhyming-words-fcb728

To plan a poem

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-plan-a-poem

To identify syllables

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-identify-syllables-a88e47

To write a poem

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-write-a-poem

Reading

We attach the link below because we feel it has some useful ideas. See page three. We are sure that you are doing many of them already!

Menu of reading response ideas KS1

The website below has lots of free to download ebooks suitable for laptops and tablets. You will need to register to access them but it is all free and the website has other information about different areas of literacy which you may find useful.

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

Spelling

Linking to the poem this week:

one, two, three, four, five, six, when, year

Maths

To directly compare the capacities of two containers

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-directly-compare-the-capacities-of-two-containers

To indirectly compare the capacities by measuring in non-standard units

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-indirectly-compare-the-capacities-by-measuring-in-non-standard-units

To compare different volumes

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-compare-different-volumes

To apply understanding of halves and quarters to capacity

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-apply-understanding-of-halves-and-quarters-to-capacity

To introduce a litre as a standard unit of measure

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-introduce-a-litre-as-a-standard-unit-of-measure

End of term reflections

As it is the last week of school this week w thought it would be a good opportunity for you to reflect on your year in Turtles and Puffer Fish class. It has been a very busy and ultimately eventful one! This might be a good time to reflect on your year and think of that to come. Talk to your parents or other special adults and see if you can work through some of these questions? Perhaps you might like to write some of your answers and thoughts down and keep them to look back on in years to come!

  1. What is something you have accomplished this year that you are really proud of?
  2. What did you do this year to help your class mates?
  3. What has been the most challenging aspect of this year?
  4. What have you found has been helpful in keeping you stay happy while you have been at home?
  5. What has been your favourite book you have read this year and why?
  6. What 4 adjectives best describe your year at school/ at home in lockdown? You can think of more if you like!
  7. What advice might you give children coming into Turtles/Puffer Fish next year?
  8. What am I looking forward to next year?
  9. What am I worried about next year? Talk to your special adults if something is really worrying you and use this opportunity to think these through.
  10. What am I looking forward to doing in the holidays?

Music

Watch the whole musical story Peter and the Wolf.

https://youtu.be/MfM7Y9Pcdzw

Listen out for the different tunes you have been learning about.

What instruments can you see?

Art

Art Challenge for Father Jeremy: Week 2!

Father Jeremy has got a very special celebration coming up on 26th July this year. He will be celebrating 45 years since his ordination into the priesthood.  I think this is a remarkable achievement and should be marked by your incredible artwork. Therefore, your Art challenge for the next fortnight is to produce a piece of art for Father Jeremy.  This can take any form you like from street art, a drawing, collage or even some edible art! As well as being a priest, Father Jeremy has a wide range of interests including walking, reading and nature.  So let you creative juices flow and come up with something spectacular….I know you will!

As I have mentioned, this is a two week challenge and I would ask that, as well as me displaying your art on the Blog, would you please keep hold of it (yes even sculptures you may make), so that I can collect it from you, when we are all back in school and put it in a book and then present in to Father Jeremy.

As always, you can still send any other art work to me and I will post that on the Blog too.

Please email your artwork to me:

n.pearson@stpeterswaterlooville.hants.sch.uk

Thank you

Keep creating and keep safe!

Mrs Pearson

RE

As we approach the end of the school year and consider our journey in faith towards God, now is a great time to reflect upon each of the Sacraments that form a special part of this journey. Please choose ONE of the seven Sacraments below: Baptism, Holy Communion, Confirmation, Marriage, Holy Orders, Reconciliation or Anointing of the Sick.

With your chosen sacrament, have a go at ONE of the following tasks…

  • Write a prayer or poem about your favourite Sacrament.
  • Create a stained glass window to represent the key symbol(s) of your chosen Sacrament. What do these symbols mean and why do you think that they are they important?
  • Can you find any photographs at home from when you or a family member took part in any of the Sacraments? Discuss what the experience was like and what you can both still remember.
  • Are there any special garments or items of clothing that you would wear when taking part in your chosen Sacrament? Design an appropriate outfit – which colours or details would be suitable?

Family Science Activity

Spaghetti Towers

https://www.rigb.org/families/experimental/spaghetti-towers – to watch the video

The activity:

  • Make a tower from spaghetti and marshmallows.
  • ExpeRiment with the construction of your tower to find out which shapes are best for building with.
  • Learn why some shapes are more stable than others when you build a tower.

https://www.rigb.org/docs/spaghettitowers_infosheet_0_1.pdf – for the full information on the activity and questions to ask your child(ren)

You will need:

Packet of spaghetti (uncooked) • Packet of marshmallows

What to do:

Challenge a child or children to use marshmallows (whole ones or pieces) to join lengths of spaghetti together to make the tallest tower possible. You could start by building a simple cube and seeing what you need to do to make a taller structure that remains standing.

Going Further challenge:

  • Instead of building a tall tower, you could try to build the strongest bridge from spaghetti and marshmallows.
  • You could limit the amount of spaghetti and number of marshmallows to make the task more difficult.
  • You could give children a budget with which to ‘buy’ spaghetti and marshmallows and make the ‘cost’ of the tower another element they have to consider.
  • Try out this interactive ‘shapes’ lab to see how forces affect different shapes: http://bit.ly/ShapesLab

Have fun!

Home learning 3rd July

Dear all

We have had another lovely week in school. We hope those of you at home are still keeping up with your learning and perhaps we will see more of you in school before the end of term? It is lovely to see more children coming in to school and enjoying being back with their friends and getting into the school routine. With only 3 more weeks left before the end of term we hope to see more of you before the holidays.

Last week, to support our Windrush learning, we watched this animation for a poem by John Agard. We provide a link below if you would like to share it together.

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

Remember that there is no need to complete all of the learning below! The focus should be on maths, some aspects of the online English learning and reading and then maybe you could choose one other project to do from the home learning ideas? Or more if you want to obviously! Make this time at home enjoyable and treasure the time you are together having fun! Remember that you can send us a piece of the children’s work or an activity that they want to share every week on our class email addresses:

Turtleclass@stpeterswaterlooville.hants.sch.uk

Pufferfishclass@stpeterswaterlooville.hants.sch.uk

We would love to see what the children are getting up to at home!

Don’t forget to look at Sumdog for maths, reading and spelling challenges.

English reading and writing

In this weeks sequence of lessons you will be writing a set of instructions. The story used is Eddies Garden by Sarah Garland. See a link to the story online above. You will be doing some phonics focusing on the sound oi (spoil) and oy (boy) and as well as some spellings linked to the story (see below).

If it is a bit tricky or moves too fast for your child just focus on the key phonics being taught, or one version of the sound that your child knows e.g. oi and the key words. Maybe you could just work on one day of the online learning? Do what you feel your child can cope with. If you want an added challenge see if you can use some of the punctuation that we have been learning over the past few weeks such as the exclamation marks and editing using full stops and capital letters. Can you use the past tense in your account?

Eddies Garden by Sarah Garland

Here is a link to the story online. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OC0V3k_8F_U

To listen to a story

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-listen-to-a-story-729700

To commit a set of instructions to memory

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-commit-a-set-of-instructions-to-memory

To understand how to make a noun plural

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-understand-how-to-make-a-noun-plural

To begin to write my instructions

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-begin-to-write-my-instructions

To continue to write my instructions

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-continue-to-write-my-instructions

Reading

We attach the link below because we feel it has some useful ideas. See page three. We are sure that you are doing many of them already!

Menu of reading response ideas KS1

The website below has lots of free to download ebooks suitable for laptops and tablets. You will need to register to access them but it is all free and the website has other information about different areas of literacy which you may find useful.

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

Spelling

Linking to the phonics and story this week:

Soil, moist, coin, toy, destroy, joy, firstly, finally. Some of these words are a bit tricky to write and remember. If so see if you can learn they, school and come from the common exception word list for year 1.

Maths

To share a total equally.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-share-a-total-equally-and-find-the-number-of-groups

To share a total equally.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-share-a-total-equally-and-find-the-number-of-groups-b38102

To Explore arrays

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore-arrays-part-one

To Explore arrays

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore-arrays-part-two

To develop understanding of halves and quarters of quantities

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-develop-understanding-of-halves-and-quarters-of-quantities

Topic

The explorer of the Antarctic Ernest Shakleton

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/who-was-sir-ernest-shackleton

This week we are going to learn all about a man called an ‘explorer’ who tried to get to the South Pole in Antarctica. He was called Ernest Shackleton. He was a very brave man and the Oaks Academy lesson tells you all about him. In the lesson you will see some real pictures of his exploring and learn about his amazing adventures.

The online lesson starts with a ‘quiz’ relating to lessons we have not done. Just click ‘quiz done’ and move on to the next screen and start the lesson at 3.20 minutes. (The first few minutes are recapping things we have not done)

The teacher asks the children to make a story map of his journey but if you would prefer to find out more about him use some of the links below and think about these questions.

  • Why was it so hard for Shakleton to reach the South Pole?
  • How do you think those men would have felt when they realised no one was going to come and rescue them?
  • Would you want to go on this sort of adventure when there are no phones, TV or other methods of communication?
  • Can you draw or paint a picture of the icy landscape and sinking ship? I think it would have been very frightening!

The teacher recommends the children’s book ‘Shakletons Journey’ by William Grill if you want to find out more about his adventures and life. You could also search the internet to see more photographs of the expedition by Frank Hurley. See below for one source.

http://digital.sl.nsw.gov.au/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?embedded=true&toolbar=false&dps_pid=IE1114030&_ga=2.131975119.1324688416.1593505134-1317734046.1593505134

Music

Week 6- The Hunters

Listen to this short piece of music and find a picture of the timpani.

https://youtu.be/wkQauRnsWe4

What do you think the hunters are doing?

Can you create your own hunter music out of everyday objects?

Art

Art Challenge for Father Jeremy:

Father Jeremy has got a very special celebration coming up on 26th July this year. He will be celebrating 45 years since his ordination into the priesthood.  I think this is a remarkable achievement and should be marked by your incredible artwork. Therefore, your Art challenge for the next fortnight is to produce a piece of art for Father Jeremy.  This can take any form you like from street art, a drawing, collage or even some edible art! As well as being a priest, Father Jeremy has a wide range of interests including walking, reading and nature.  So let you creative juices flow and come up with something spectacular….I know you will!

As I have mentioned, this is a two week challenge and I would ask that, as well as me displaying your art on the Blog, would you please keep hold of it (yes even sculptures you may make), so that I can collect it from you, when we are all back in school and put it in a book and then present in to Father Jeremy.

As always, you can still send any other art work to me and I will post that on the Blog too.

Please email your artwork to me:

n.pearson@stpeterswaterlooville.hants.sch.uk

Thank you

Keep creating and keep safe!

Mrs Pearson

Family Science Activity

Friday 3rd July

If your child has an allergy to eggs – please choose another exciting investigation from https://www.rigb.org/families/experimental

Bouncing Eggs

https://www.rigb.org/families/experimental/eggsperiments – watch the video

  • Make an uncooked egg bounce!
  • ExpeRiment with different liquids to see what effect they have on eggs.
  • Learn how the acid in household liquids like orange juice and vinegar react with eggshells and make them dissolve, leaving the inside of the egg intact.

https://www.rigb.org/docs/dissolving_eggs_infosheet_v2_0_1.pdf – download worksheet for instructions and questions to ask before and after the investigation.

You will need:

5 eggs • Glasses or jars that an egg can fit inside comfortably • Cling film • Oil • Milk • Water • Vinegar • Orange juice

Going further challenge:

  • You can use the shell-less eggs you make from this experiment to do another activity which will let you shrink and expand the eggs by placing them in different liquids: http://bit.ly/nakedeggs
  • Watch a video of how to make a coloured bouncy egg, then try making one yourself: http://bit.ly/RubberEgg

 

 

Home learning 26th June.

Dear all

We have had another lovely week in school. We hope those of you at home are still keeping up with your learning and perhaps we will see more of you in school before the end of term? It is lovely to see more children coming in to school and enjoying being back with their friends and getting into the school routine. The weather has been so warm and it has been lovely to spend lots of time outside.

Remember that there is no need to complete all of the learning below! The focus should be on maths, some aspects of the online English learning and reading and then maybe you could choose one other project to do from the home learning ideas? Or more if you want to obviously! Make this time at home enjoyable and treasure the time you are together having fun! Remember that you can send us a piece of the children’s work or an activity that they want to share every week on our class email addresses:

Turtleclass@stpeterswaterlooville.hants.sch.uk

Pufferfishclass@stpeterswaterlooville.hants.sch.uk

We would love to see what the children are getting up to at home!

Don’t forget to look at Sumdog for maths, reading and spelling challenges.

English reading and writing

In this weeks sequence of lessons you will be learning about a fictional creature called a green-winged flay and over the week we will be writing our own information texts about our own fictional creatures. Miss Brown on the videos has made this creature up herself so there is no story for you to listen to! You will be doing some phonics ay (play), ai (train) and a-e (cake) focusing on the sound and as well as some spellings linked to the story (see below).

If it is a bit tricky or moves too fast for your child just focus on the key phonics being taught, or one version of the sound that your child knows e.g. ai and the key words. Maybe you could just work on one day of the online learning? Do what you feel your child can cope with. If you want an added challenge see if you can use some of the punctuation that we have been learning over the past few weeks such as the exclamation marks and editing using full stops and capital letters. Can you use the past tense in your account?

To listen to an information text

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-listen-to-an-information-text

To create a creature

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-create-a-creature

To develop my creature

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-develop-my-creature

To be able to write my information text.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-begin-to-write-my-information-text

To continue to write my information text

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-continue-to-write-my-information-text

Reading

We attach the link below because we feel it has some useful ideas. See page three. We are sure that you are doing many of them already!

Menu of reading response ideas KS1

The website below has lots of free to download ebooks suitable for laptops and tablets. You will need to register to access them but it is all free and the website has other information about different areas of literacy which you may find useful.

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

Spelling

Linking to the phonics and story this week:

Play, stay, plain, mainly, amaze, place, they and animal. Some of these words are a bit tricky to write and remember. If so see if you can learn they, little and like.

Maths

To find double and half of an amount.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-find-double-and-half-of-an-amount-of-money

To recognise and add equal groups.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-recognise-and-add-equal-groups

To add equal groups

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-add-equal-groups

To solve problems using repeated patterns

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-solve-problems-using-repeated-patterns

To share a total equally between a set number of groups.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-share-a-total-equally-between-a-set-number-of-groups

Topic

Who lives in the Antarctic?

No humans live in Antarctica permanently. However, about 1,000 to 5,000 people live through the year at the science stations in Antarctica. Only plants and animals that can live in cold live there.

This little film show the living conditions for scientists at research stations in the Antarctic. It must be so cold!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbgkeca1nPc

Could you make a model of the Antarctic? Perhaps you cold include a research station along with their dogs and the resident penguins! We would love to see any models or pictures you make!

Music

The Wolf

Listen to this short piece of music and find a picture of a French horn.

https://youtu.be/pBv1kZAZA0Y

How does this music make you feel?

What kind of character do you think the wolf is?

Can you draw a picture of him?

Art

Art Challenge:  The Great Getaway! TRANSPORT

The title for your art this week is The Great Getaway! TRANSPORT.  This can take the form of a drawing, a painting, a sculpture, a collage or anything else that you would like to create. As always, I’m sure you will impress me with your creativity!

Here are some ideas:

CHALLENGE:  Design your own vehicle, maybe one that flies and can float on water!

However, if this doesn’t appeal to you then you can still send any other art work to me and I will post that on the Blog too.                                                                                                                                                                  Please email your artwork to me:

n.pearson@stpeterswaterlooville.hants.sch.uk

Thank you

Keep creating and keep safe!

Mrs Pearson

Family Science Activity

Giant Bubbles

https://www.rigb.org/families/experimental/giant-bubbles – watch the video

· Make a home-bubble mixture and wands. Use them to look more closely at the characteristics and behaviour of soap bubbles.

· ExpeRiment with different shapes and sizes of bubbles and see what you can and cannot control about bubbles. Learn how to make giant bubbles and find out why bubbles are usually round.

· Learn how to make giant bubbles and find out why bubbles are usually round. https://www.rigb.org/docs/giantbubbles_infosheet_0_0.pdf – details on the information sheet.

You will need:

• Good quality washing up liquid

• Water

• Glycerin (optional)

• Plastic tub or other container for bubble mixture

• Measuring jug (optional)

• Various things with holes in them for blowing bubbles with. Watch the video for ideas. Straws, pipe cleaners, paperclips, coat hangers, cookie cutters and cake tins with removable bottoms are all particularly good.

• For giant bubbles: wooden spoons (or other sticks), a couple of metres of string and a small weight you can thread through it, like a metal key ring or nut.

What to do:

A mixture we found that works is 1 litre of water, 100ml of washing up liquid and 30 ml (2 tablespoons) of glycerin. Blow some bubbles!

Put a straw into your bubble solution and try blowing gently into the liquid. You should be able to make a lot of bubbles very quickly. Then dip one end of a straw into the solution, take it out and blow gently through the other end. See if you can control the size of bubble you can blow out of the straw.

Try making bubbles using things with bigger holes, like a paperclip or pipe cleaner bent into a circle. Try poking a dry finger into a bubble, then try the same thing after dipping your finger in bubble solution.

Try making bubbles inside bubbles by poking a straw dipped in bubble solution into an existing bubble and blowing again.

Try out objects with different shaped holes, like cookie cutters or pipe cleaners bent into other shapes. Try objects with really big holes, like a coat hanger or a cake baking tin with its bottom removed. Try making giant bubbles with the special wand we show you how to make in the video.

Going Further:

· You can experiment with your bubble mixture and giant bubble wand to see just how big you can get your bubbles to be. There are lots of different bubble mixture recipes on the internet, just search for “soap bubble recipe”.

· You could try making two or three of them and comparing how good the bubbles they make are.

RE

Our school patronal feast day takes place on Sunday 28th June. In order to prepare for this special time of the year, please choose ONE of the following activities in order to learn more about St. Peter…

Jesus told Peter, ‘I will give you the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven’.

Design the keys and include as many symbols as you can to represent St. Peter and why he was so special. What would the keys be made of?

Jesus said to Peter, ‘You are a rock, and on this rock I will build my church’.

Could you paint or decorate a stone or pebble, to show ways in which to build God’s church?

(e.g. by spreading love, faith and Good News).

Take a look at the St. Peter’s logo on our school website. Can you re-design the crest so it reflects the qualities of St. Peter? (e.g. trust,  hope, responsibility).

Why did Jesus say ‘feed my lambs’? How might St. Peter ask us to continue God’s work on earth?

Use the internet to research St. Peter – can you make a fact file about our school saint?

Which key words might you use as part of your factual information page?

Home learning 19th June

Dear all

We have had another lovely week in school. We hope those of you at home are still keeping up with your learning and perhaps we will see more of you in school before the end of term?

Some of the children in year 1 this week have been reading a book by David Walliams in class. Mrs Walls sent a message to David Walliams on social media saying how much the children had enjoyed it and he replied! Here is the message. How exciting !

On the 22nd June we mark Windrush day. This commemorates the people who came to the UK to help us 72 years ago. We have included some home learning to help you and your families learn a little and to think about what it must have been like to come such a long way from home and family to live in a new and cold country. You may want to find out more about their experiences together.

Remember that there is no need to complete all of the learning below! The focus should be on maths, some aspects of the online English learning and reading and then maybe you could choose one other project to do from the home learning ideas? Or more if you want to obviously! Make this time at home enjoyable and treasure the time you are together having fun! Remember that you can send us a piece of the children’s work or an activity that they want to share every week on our class email addresses:

Turtleclass@stpeterswaterlooville.hants.sch.uk

Pufferfishclass@stpeterswaterlooville.hants.sch.uk

We would love to see what the children are getting up to at home!

Don’t forget to look at Sumdog for maths, reading and spelling challenges.

English reading and writing

The Man On The Moon: ( A day in the life of Bob)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt5zQ1UO6rE

To listen to a story

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-listen-to-a-story-a1104f/

To commit a story to memory

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-commit-a-story-to-memory-82ce18/

To use the first person and the past tense

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-use-the-first-person-and-the-past-tense/

To begin to write our recount

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-begin-to-write-our-recount/

To continue to write our recount

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-continue-to-write-our-recount/

In this weeks sequence of lessons you will be learning about Bob and his job on the moon! We will be using the first person and thinking about using the past tense in our recount. You will be doing some phonics focusing on the sound or (short), aw (paw) and au (launch) as well as some spellings linked to the story.

If it is a bit tricky or moves too fast for your child just focus on the key phonics being taught, or one version of the sound that your child knows e.g. or and the key words. Maybe you could just work on one day of the online learning? Do what you feel your child can cope with. Recapping the past tense would be a good place to start. Tuesday’s learning suggests making a story map. Do this together and retell the story using your story map. The last 2 days are a recount but you do not need to write a sentence for every aspect of the story. The key thing is that you enjoy your writing and use the past tense and first person to demonstrate your new learning.

Reading

We attach the link below because we feel it has some useful ideas. See page three. We are sure that you are doing many of them already!

Menu of reading response ideas KS1

The website below has lots of free to download ebooks suitable for laptops and tablets. You will need to register to access them but it is all free and the website has other information about different areas of literacy which you may find useful.

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

Spelling

Linking to the phonics and story this week:

Saw, yawn, important, sweetcorn, launch, astronaut, two, some. Some of these words are a  bit tricky to write and remember. If so see if you can learn put, one and some.

Maths

 

To use addition and subtraction in the context of money

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-use-addition-and-subtraction-in-the-context-of-money/

To exchange money for items

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-exchange-money-for-items/

To find the total cost of two items

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-find-the-total-cost-of-two-items/

To calculate the amount of change needed

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-calculate-the-amount-of-change-needed/

To calculate the amount of change needed

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-calculate-the-amount-of-change-needed-6a081a/

History

The 22nd June is the annual Windrush day which celebrates the contribution of those people who came from the Carribean on ‘The Empire Windrush’ ship 72 years ago to start a new life in Britain. These people came across the sea to help the United Kingdom rebuild following the Second World War and they took on lots of different jobs including working in the NHS and on public transport like the buses as in the photos below!

Here are some photographs of the ship.

What do you think it would have felt like to move from your home to a totally new country?

What do you think you would expect to see?

Find out a little about the Caribbean. What would have been different or the same about living in England?

Music

 Cat and Duck

Listen to this short piece of music and find a picture of a clarinet

https://youtu.be/UXqGkjiD-1k

Close your eyes and imagine the cat prowling around.

Can you prowl around like a cat hunting?

Now listen to this short piece of music and find a picture of an oboe.

https://youtu.be/o9jLrLKKBMU

How does the duck move differently to the cat?

Art

Art Challenge Feast Days

We have two important Feast Days in our Church calendar for June.  The 19th June is the Feast of the Sacred Heart and 29th June is the Feast Day of St Peter and St Paul.

For your art challenge this week I would you to do a creation linked to either of these Feast Days.

The Sacred Heart of Jesus is an object of devotion and always falls 19 days after Pentecost.

As you know, St Peter was given the ‘keys to heaven’ by Jesus and was our first Pope and in Matthew Ch16v18 Jesus said ‘And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church.’  He is also the Patron St of fishermen. St Paul changed from not believing in Christianity to spreading the word through the letters that he wrote. Naturally, he is the Patron St of writers.

Ideas to inspire you:

Alternatively, you could do artwork to do with the Patron St that you have been linked to in school (England St George; Scotland St Andrew; Ireland St Patrick: Wales St David), or the Patron St of your home country.

However, if this doesn’t appeal to you, then you can still send any other art work to me and I will post that on the Blog too.

Please email your artwork to me:

n.pearson@stpeterswaterlooville.hants.sch.uk

Thank you.

Family Science Activity

 

Balloon Car Racers

https://www.rigb.org/families/experimental/balloon-car-racers – to watch the video

The activity –  Make cars which are propelled by balloon power.

ExpeRiment with designs and see what factors affect how fast or how far your car goes.

Learn how a balloon car works just like a rocket.

https://www.rigb.org/docs/ballooncarracers_infosheet_1_1.pdf – to view the information sheet

What to do:

  • Make a balloon car based on the instructions Mark gives in the video.
  • Decide how you will judge what makes a ‘good’ car – is it how far it goes or how fast it goes?
  • Investigate what happens if you have bigger or smaller wheels (you can use other types of lids or make wheels from cardboard and use blu-tac or glue to attach them to the kebab skewers).
  • Investigate what happens if you change the design of your car in other ways – you can watch the video again for inspiration for other designs.

Going further challenge:

  • Measure how far your car travels using a tape measure.
  • Time how fast your car travels ½ a metre – would double the speed be the time that your car would travel 1 metre? Test it out.
  • You can find the speed of your car in metres per second using a stopclock and a tape measure: Measure the distance the car travels (in metres) then dividing that distance by the time it took to travel (in seconds).

Home learning 12th June

Dear all

It has been lovely to see so many of you back in school. For those of you at home we hope you are keeping safe and managing to continue with some home learning. Remember that you can focus on topics and learning that really interest you too. If you go for a walk or to the beach can you do some research, write a poem or draw a picture of what you found there?

Remember that there is no need to complete all of the learning below! The focus should be on maths, some aspects of the online English learning and reading and then maybe you could choose one other project to do from the home learning ideas? Or more if you want to obviously! Make this time at home enjoyable and treasure the time you are together having fun! Remember that you can send us a piece of the children’s work or an activity that they want to share every week on our class email addresses:

Turtleclass@stpeterswaterlooville.hants.sch.uk

Pufferfishclass@stpeterswaterlooville.hants.sch.uk

We would love to see what the children are getting up to at home!

Don’t forget to look at Sumdog for maths, reading and spelling challenges.

English reading and writing

A Very Noisy Night! By Diane Henry You can easily find this on youtube to support your learning!

To listen to a story

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-listen-to-a-story

To commit a story to memory

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-commit-a-story-to-memory-4ca7c8

To use exclamation marks

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-use-exclamation-marks

To begin to write our story

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-begin-to-write-our-story-e60c4f

To continue to write our story

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-continue-to-write-our-story-f375f0

In this weeks sequence of lessons you will be learning about the story of ‘The Very Noisy Night: by Diane Henry.’ You will be doing some phonics focusing on the sound ow (cow), ou (sound) as well as some spellings linked to the story.

If it is a bit tricky or moves too fast for your child just focus on the key phonics being taught, or one version of the sound that your child knows e.g. ow and the key words. Maybe you could just work on one day of the online learning? Do what you feel your child can cope with. The story map may take some time so perhaps concentrate on verbally retelling the story rather than drawing it out? Then there will be more time to write their own retelling of the story. As a challenge see if the children can add some interesting vocabulary to make their sentences more interesting for the reader?

Reading

We attach the link below because we feel it has some useful ideas. See page three. We are sure that you are doing many of them already!

Menu of reading response ideas KS1

The website below has lots of free to download ebooks suitable for laptops and tablets. You will need to register to access them but it is all free and the website has other information about different areas of literacy which you may find useful.

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

Spelling

Linking to the phonics and story this week:

now, howl, owl, mouse, house, sound, once, push, come (highlighted are the year 1 common exception words)

Maths

To identify the physical properties of coins.

If the coin denominations used prove too tricky for your child, use those coins with which they are familiar to find totals and make equal amounts.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-identify-the-physical-properties-of-coins/activities/1/

To recognise the value of different coins.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-recognise-the-value-of-different-coins-b1b5b6/

To recognise the value of different coins.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-recognise-the-value-of-different-coins-and-notes/

To compare different amounts of money.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-compare-different-amounts-of-money/

Topic

What do humans need to live in such a cold environment?

Watch this film about some teachers who go to Antarctica and how they kept warm and got around! Can you imagine what it might be like to live somewhere so cold? What clothes would you need? Can you design a set of clothes that you might wear? Include shoes, hat and gloves and warm layers!

https://www.stem.org.uk/elibrary/resource/31005

Music

Week 3- Bird

Listen to this short piece of music and find the picture of the flute.

https://youtu.be/088ZRWNmpYk

Is the pitch of this music low or high?

What do you think the bird is doing in the story?

Can you find some everyday objects that make a high pitch?

Religious education

Following the celebration of Pentecost in our Church calendar, we would like you continue to reflect upon our Mission and how we can ‘use the gifts God gave us to make our world a better place’.

Just as the Holy Spirit had appeared to the Apostles of Jesus and gave them hope while they were in Jerusalem, we would like you to consider how YOU can use the power of the Holy Spirit to support and encourage others.

Can you complete ONE of the following activities, to explore how we can continue God’s work on Earth as His followers?

*Write a prayer to Jesus thanking him for sending the Holy Spirit to the disciples.

*Create a Pentecost wind twirl. You could write your prayer on it.

*Retell the story. Perform it to your family.

*Learn this song.

Art

Key Stage One

For your art challenge this week I would like you to do a creation linked to a Nursery Rhyme or book.  This could be a collage picture of Humpty Dumpty made out of egg shells, a wanted poster of the Big Bad Wolf, or the witch from one of my favourite books, ‘Room on a Broom.’  You may even do your art in the woods, such as leaving the Gruffalo’s footprints or make a small stick house. It can be a picture using any materials or a 3D creation.  Let your fantastic imaginations go wild!

WOW! CHALLENGE:  Learn the Nursery Rhyme or a page from the book and perform it to your family.

Ideas to inspire you:

However, if this doesn’t appeal to you, then you can still send any other art work to me and I will post that on the Blog too.

Please email your artwork to me:

n.pearson@stpeterswaterlooville.hants.sch.uk

Thank you

Keep creating and keep safe!

Mrs Pearson

Family Science Activity

**Please note that this activity must be carried out in the presence of an adult to ensure safety**

Safety advice for parents

  • Do the activity on a table which is cleared of any other flammable objects or materials. Use your judgement as a parent to decide whether or not to let your child light the candles on their own.
  • Make sure you’ve blown out any candles after doing the activity. Don’t move a lit candle when doing this activity. Don’t allow your child to touch the wick or candle until it has completely cooled.
  • Don’t leave a lit candle unattended at any time. There’s more extensive safety advice on using candles from the UK Fire Service here: http://bit.ly/BeFireSafe

The activity

  • Make a blown out candle relight as if by magic.
  • ExpeRiment to find out how long a candle will burn in different amounts of air.
  • Learn about the chemistry of how a candle burns.

https://www.rigb.org/families/experimental/candle-chemistry

What you will need

  • At least one tea light or other small candle.
  • Gas-powered cooker lighter (or long handled matches).
  • Glass jars or glasses of various sizes.
  • Stopwatch (maybe the one on your smartphone) or other way of measuring time.

What to do

https://www.rigb.org/docs/candlechemistry_infosheet_0_1.pdf – for information sheet about the activity.

Going Further Challenge:

Learn more facts about fire: http://bit.ly/FireFacts

Make a carbon dioxide fire extinguisher for your candles: http://bit.ly/CO2Ext

Watch a video on how candles are made: http://bit.ly/CandlesMade

Use a candle to suck water into a glass like Josh does at the end of the film: http://bit.ly/WaterCandle