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

 

Home learning 5th June 2020

Dear all

We hope that all of the children are enjoying getting back into their learning, either in school or at home this week. As we mentioned last week, the children in school are following the home learning set for those at home so that all of the children have the opportunity to access the same learning. It has been lovely to see lots of you in school and to catch up on what you have been doing in your time away. We hope it will be a fun half term to come!

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 which will be updated each week. See also mymaths for maths challenges.

English reading and writing

To listen to a poem and act it out

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-listen-to-a-poem-year-1-wk6-1

To identify rhyming words

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-identify-rhyming-words-year-1-wk6-2

To identify onomatopoeia

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-identify-onomatopoeia-year-1-wk6-3

To plan a poem

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-plan-our-poem-year-1-wk6-4

To write a poem

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-write-our-poem-year-1-wk6-5

In this weeks sequence of lessons you will be thinking about poetry. It would help if you had a magic wand!! You will be doing some phonics focusing on the sound ur (nurse), er (letter) and ir (first) 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. ur or er and on writing some simple sentences or key words. Maybe you could just work on one day of the online learning? Do what you feel your child can cope with.

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

Also see the Collins connect PDF (see blog post for link) for access to lots of books to read online.

ONLINE READING COLLINS CONNECT

Spelling

These are the spellings highlighted in the Oak Academy online English learning:

first, bird, fur, nurse, teacher, faster, some, into.

Most of these words are to reinforce the phonics learning this week. Some and into should be familiar to all of the children!

Maths

To solve word problems

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/maths/to-solve-word-problems-year-1-wk6-1

To explore addition and subtraction

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/maths/to-explore-addition-and-subtraction-year-1-wk6-2

To explore addition and subtraction

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/maths/to-explore-addition-and-subtraction-year-1-wk6-3

To solve problems in context using addition and subtraction

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/maths/to-solve-problems-in-context-using-addition-and-subtraction-year-1-wk6-4

To solve problems in context using addition and subtraction

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/maths/to-solve-problems-in-context-using-addition-and-subtraction-year-1-wk6-5

 

Topic

Antarctic animals and how they have adapted for life in the freezer!

Look up the twinkl powerpoint  ‘Antarctic animals: what can you see?’ and see if you can talk with your grown up about what you think the animal might be that has been hidden? What do you already know about the animal?

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/antarctic-animals-what-can-you-see-powerpoint-t-tp-2549081

The second link takes you to a website which explains a little more about each animal and how they have adapted to the harsh cold environment in which they live. https://www.coolantarctica.com/Antarctica%20fact%20file/wildlife/antarctic_animal_adaptations.php

Talk this through with your adult. Do you think there are any animals in the British Isles that may need the same sort of adaptations? Why do you think that? Can you choose your favourite animal and write a fact file about how it has adapted for living in freezing conditions. Can you draw and label a picture too?

The second link takes you to a website which explains a little more about each animal and how they have adapted to the harsh cold environment in which they live. https://www.coolantarctica.com/Antarctica%20fact%20file/wildlife/antarctic_animal_adaptations.php

Talk this through with your adult. Do you think there are any animals in the British Isles that may need the same sort of adaptations? Why do you think that? Can you choose your favourite animal and write a fact file about how it has adapted for living in freezing conditions. Can you draw and label a picture too?

Music

Week 2- Grandfather

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

https://youtu.be/9lLHJDQxbYI

What mood do you think Grandfather is in?

How do you think grandfather might move?

How is this music the same or different to Peter’s music?

https://youtu.be/eIi_q4bNZMM

Family Science Activity

https://www.rigb.org/families/experimental/homemade-lava-lamp

ExpeRiment with objects of different shapes and sizes. See what makes a difference to whether something sinks or floats in water.

Learn how an object’s density affects if something is likely to sink or float.

https://www.rigb.org/docs/lavalamp_infosheet_0_1.pdf

Questions to ask children:

  • Before each activity: can you predict what will happen? Why do you predict that? (For example, can you predict what will happen when we squash the tin foil really tightly?
  • Can you predict what will happen if we use metal spoon instead of a plastic one?
  • Can you predict what will happen if we peel the fruit?) Why does the diet drink float while the non-diet one sinks?
  • What do you think will happen when we pour the oil into the glass of water? Why?
  • What do you think is in the bubbles that are rising up in the lava lamp? Why do you think they sink back down again?

Going Further:

  • You can give your child or children a lump of plasticine and explore how to mould the plasticine into shapes that float. Discuss what the floating shapes have in common compared to shapes that sink.
  • The density of an object affects its buoyancy. You can learn more about this and how density affects whether something sinks or floats here: http://bit.ly/
  • Buoyancy You can try to make a ‘density tower’ by floating liquids of different density on top of each other, as shown in this video: http://bit.ly/DensityTower
  • Here’s a quick lava lamp using fizzy water – http://bit.ly/FizzyLavaLamp

ART

Read all about it! St Peter’s are IN THE NEWS!

For this week’s Art Challenge I would like you to produce some art using old newspapers or magazinesIt can be anything from cutting out shapes and creating your own abstract art, or landscape, to making something using Paper Mache.  What you make can be left black and white or even painted (using watercolours is very effective).  Whatever you create I’m sure you will ‘Make the headlines’ on the Art Blog!

Ideas to inspire you:

However, if this doesn’t appeal to 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

 

 

Home learning 29th May

Dear all

We hope that you have all had a lovely half term break. We look forward to welcoming some of you back to school on the 1st. The learning below is that which we will be using to teach those in school so that the experience for children will be as consistent as it can be in these strange times!

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 which will be updated each week. See also mymaths for maths challenges.

English reading and writing

 

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/terrifying-t-rex-year-1-wk5-1#slide-2

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-commit-an-information-text-to-memory-year-1-wk5-2

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-understand-how-to-use-the-past-tense-year-1-wk5-3

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-start-to-write-our-information-text-year-1-wk5-4

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-start-to-write-our-information-text-year-1-wk5-4

In this weeks sequence of lessons you will be learning about the story of ‘Terrifying T-Rex.’ You will be doing some phonics focusing on the sound oo (smooth), ew (grew) and u-e (flute) as well as some spellings linked to the story.

On day 1 you will answer questions on the information text, day 2 committing the information text to memory, day 3 understanding how to use the past tense, day 4 and 5 starting and completing writing an information text.

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. oo and on verbally retelling the story and writing some simple sentences or key words. Maybe you could just work on one day of the online learning? Do what you feel your child can cope with. At the very least you can enjoy learning about T Rex together.

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

Also see the Collins connect PDF (see blog post for link) for access to lots of books to read online.

ONLINE READING COLLINS CONNECT

Spelling

Choose a set 1 or set 2 and practise spelling.

Set 1:   they, your, of, all

Set 2:  house, full, our, ask

We know that you will have had some of these spellings before but revisiting and consolidating will ensure that you can use them independently in context in your writing.

Maths

To apply knowledge of number bonds

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/maths/to-apply-knowledge-of-number-bonds-year-1-wk5-1

To add two-digit numbers and ones

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/maths/to-add-two-digit-numbers-to-ones-year-1-wk5-2

To subtract two-digit numbers and ones

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/maths/to-subtract-two-digit-numbers-and-ones-year-1-wk5-3

To add two-digit numbers to ones with regrouping

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/maths/to-add-two-digit-numbers-to-ones-with-regrouping-year-1-wk5-4

To subtract two-digit numbers to ones with regrouping

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/maths/to-subtract-two-digit-numbers-and-ones-with-regrouping-year-1-wk5-5

Music

Peter and the Wolf

Week 1- Peter

Listen to this short piece of music and find the picture of a violin?

https://youtu.be/eIi_q4bNZMM

How does the music make you feel?

Can you move around to it?

Topic

This week we are introducing our new topic of ’Antarctica’. In this topic we hope to explore where the region is in comparison to where we are, to compare weather conditions, housing and people as well as think about animals and how they live in this challenging environment.

This week we are going to start by thinking about where Antarctica is and any special features about its geography and climate. Watch these 2 short films and then chat to your adult about what you have learnt. Perhaps your adult may pause the film from time to time to talk about what you can see?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zyhp34j/articles/zjg46v4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3uT89xoKuc

Have a look in an atlas or a world map and see if you can find where the Antarctic is. Can you make a fact file about what you have learnt so far?

Art

ANIMAL MAGIC!

For this week’s Art Challenge I would like you produce some art that is linked to ANIMALS!  Your animal can live on the land, in the sea or the sky. If you prefer, you can make your own mythical animal from your own imagination… or even a fusion of two animals.  It can be a drawing, a painting, it can be made from a kitchen roll tube,  a painted stone, made from things you find in the woods or at the beach or anything else that you can think of. I’m sure you will  create something ‘magical’, as always!

Ideas to inspire you:

However, if this doesn’t appeal to 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

Spinema

https://www.rigb.org/families/experimental/spinema

We’re all used to seeing films and animations. This activity is all about understanding a bit more about how these work, and why our brains perceive what is actually a series of still images as flowing motion.

Click this link to see vintage images from the early days of animation https://ri-science.tumblr.com/search/muybridge

By making a thaumatrope, you can learn about ‘persistence of vision’, as two images pass by your eyes so quickly that you are still processing one when you see the next, so your brain merges the two together to see a complete image.

A phenakistoscope works just like classic animation and movies. By rapidly showing one image after the other, each slightly different to the one before, a sense of movement is created. This known as ‘beta movement’, and is the basis of any moving image you see on a screen.

The activity

  • Make a thaumatrope and a phenakistoscope – templates are available to download or you can draw your own.
  • ExpeRiment with animation.
  • Learn how we process images and motion.

https://www.rigb.org/docs/spinema_infosheet_0.pdf

Questions to ask children

Before the activity: What types of cartoon/animation do you know? How do they make drawings or models seem to move?

After the activity: What differences are there in the images? What would happen if we spun the disc in the opposite direction? What if we spun them faster/slower? What would happen if the phenakistoscope had more/less drawings?

Going further

Try making a flip book. You can see how at rigb.org/ExpeRimental.

22nd May

Dear all

We will not be setting any home learning over the half term holiday so that you and the children can have a well earned rest! Thank you so much for the support you have given us and the children over the last weeks. We are so pleased to hear in our phone calls and to see in your emails the learning that is going on at home in these difficult circumstances. If you have some time and your child is keen you could always continue with some reading and practising number facts and possibly catching up on any of the activities you may have missed over the last few weeks. But that is totally your choice! Enjoy this time together free from the pressures of home teaching!

As a staff team we are all getting ready and looking forward to welcoming many of you back to school as soon as we can.

Keep safe and take care

Love from all in the year 1 team.

Home learning 15th May 2020

We will start this week with some teacher news!! Home learning further on in the blog!

Mrs Cass

Hello everyone,
We are missing you all so much here at st Peter’s. Hope you are all still enjoying your time at home. I’ve really loved seeing all tour lovely work on the art blog they are fantastic well done. This week at my home we have had lots of fun in the garden, the boys have spent hours playing on the slip and slide which is lots of fun. We have also done some school learning and for maths we have used lego bricks to make tens and ones and added them together to make a higher number. We also played bingo with some tricky words to help remember them. Hope to see you all again soon.
Mrs Cass x
Mrs Jonas
Hello everyone.  I am keeping busy at home. This week I have used up some more of my rhubarb to make chutney which is yummy! We decorated our house for VE day and had a VE day tea in our garden. I have also had my hair cut! As you know I have very short hair and it was getting so long I finally decied it had to come off! We used some clippers and my youngest daughter gave me a fab hair cut! It is now very short but I like it! The picture below also shows the lovely roses that have appeared outside my front door. They make me feel very happy!
I do hope that you are all keeping safe and still enjoying this special time at home with your families.
Mrs Jonas
Mrs Layton
I had a lovely weekend. My family and I celebrated VE day with a picnic in our garden. We made finger sandwiches, quiche and scones. My favourite sandwiches were  ham and mustard. They were delicious! Mr Layton painted our summer house on Saturday whilst I planted some flowers. Our garden is looking really colourful. My kitten loved watching me, I hope she doesn’t dig my plants up! I hope you enjoyed your weekend too.
Take care
Mrs Layton
Mrs Knight
Hello everyone!
 I enjoyed spending time in my garden over the weekend. I listened to music and painted pictures which was very relaxing!
This week I have been working with Mr Cunningham and Mr Crozier on making plans for when we welcome back some of our children to school.
I miss you all and really hope you are enjoying your time learning and playing at home.
Mrs Knight
Mrs Walls
Hello year 1. I hope you are all ok. I have been into school a few times this week for the children of key workers. We have been doing phonics and some lovely art work. The children enjoyed painting pebbles with positive messages. Perhaps you could find a pebble in your garden and try this at home! I can’t wait to hear all your news when we see each other again.
Lots of love
Mrs Walls

HOME LEARNING

Dear all

Here is our home learning for the week including our weekly family science activity and music exploration. We so hope that you enjoy this learning together. We are looking forward to seeing the castles you have made! May we take this opportunity to say 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 new 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 which will be updated each week. See also mymaths for maths challenges.

English reading and writing

Listen to a version of the book here!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXgW9UCgpc8

In this weeks sequence of lessons you will be learning about the story of ‘The Tiger Who Came To Tea.’ You will be doing some phonics focusing on the sound ee (feet), ea (tea) and y (happy) as well as some spellings linked to the story.

On day 1 you will be predicting the story, day 2 committing the story to memory and drawing a story map, day 3 identifying and writing questions (revisiting skills we have learnt in class), day 4 and 5 starting and completing writing a 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. ee, and on verbally retelling the story and writing some simple sentences or key words. Maybe you could just work on one day of the online learning? Do what you feel your child can cope with. At the very least you can enjoy listening to the story on you tube.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/the-tiger-who-came-to-tea-year-1-wk4-1

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-commit-a-story-to-memory-year-1-wk4-2

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-understand-how-to-identify-and-write-questions-year-1-wk4-3

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-start-to-write-our-story-year-1-wk4-4

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-write-the-end-of-our-story-year-1-wk4-5

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

Also see the Collins connect PDF (see blog post for link) for access to lots of books to read online.

ONLINE READING COLLINS CONNECT

Spelling

Choose a set 1 or set 2 and practise spelling.

Set 1:   was, have, are said

Set 2:  looked, called, asked, people

We know that you will have had some of these spellings before but revisiting and consolidating will ensure that you can use them independently in context in your writing.

Maths

Watch these videos. We hope that you have been having fun with the online maths learning. Remember to do what you can. There is no expectation to complete it all!

LO: To identify patterns within a sequence of numbers

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/maths/to-identify-patterns-within-a-sequence-of-numbers-year-1-wk4-5#lesson-complete

To compare numbers within 100 on a place value chart

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/maths/to-compare-numbers-within-100-on-a-place-value-chart-year-1-wk4-2#lesson-complete

To order numbers within 100

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/maths/to-order-numbers-within-100-year-1-wk4-3

To order numbers within 100

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/maths/to-order-numbers-within-100-year-1-wk4-4

To identify patterns within a sequence of numbers

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/maths/to-identify-patterns-within-a-sequence-of-numbers-year-1-wk4-5

Science

This week we are going to learn a bit more about where some minibeasts in our environment live – their habitat.

Have you ever wondered where worms live? What they eat?

Make your own wormery. It’s really easy! Use the website.

https://schoolgardening.rhs.org.uk/Resources/Activity/Mini-wormery

Topic

We have learnt so much about castles! Can you make a model of a castle out of junk in your home? Can you add some of the defensive features that castles had to keep invaders out? Have a look at some photographs on line or use your imagination to create your own fantasy castle fit for a knight or princess. The links below show different ways you could make a castle but you can let your imagination run riot and use whatever junk you have at home!

https://www.google.com/search?q=how+to+make+a+castle+out+of+cardboard&rlz=1C1OPRA_en&oq=how+t+make+a+castle&aqs=chrome.3.69i57j0l7.7173j0j9&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#kpvalbx=_oXG6XrXxDKGU1fAP2sSB4A089

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BfmWyeZU38

 

Music

Persons with Long Ears

Listen to the violin.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQfgeutobG8

 

Is this music sad or happy?

Which kind of animals might have long ears?

Art

Art Challenge Famous Landmarks:

For this week’s Art Challenge I would like you produce some art that is linked to a famous landmark.  Your landmark can be natural or man-made. It can be a drawing, a sculpture made from recycled materials, a collage, something made out of pebbles and twigs ,  it could be drawn on a tablet or made out of Lego, or indeed  else that you can think of.  I have even seen Big Ben made out of socks!  Let you imaginations run wild!

Here are a couple of ideas:

 

However, if this doesn’t appeal to 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

Balancing Structures

The activity – Make a balancing toy.

Experiment with the design of your toy to find out what affects whether or not it balances.

Learn about the centre of mass of an object and how it relates to whether or not something balances.

https://www.rigb.org/docs/balancing_sculptures_infosheet_0_0.pdf

activity worksheet in full

What you need:

  • A carrot or similar vegetable
  • Kebab skewers
  • Marshmallows and/or other jelly type sweets, or small pieces of carrot or similar hard vegetables.
  • Plasticine or blu-tac
  • 500ml soft drink bottle or washing up liquid bottle

Stage 1: Cut a piece of carrot about 3 cm long. Stick a kebab skewer into one end of the piece of carrot and break the skewer so that you have only 2 or 3 cm of it sticking out. Try to stand the carrot piece up on the end of the kebab skewer – you should find this very difficult, if not impossible to do.

Stage 2: Stick a kebab skewer into each side of the carrot so that they point downwards at about 45 degrees. Then stick a marshmallow or other jelly sweet onto the ends of the skewers, as shown in the picture below. Place this on top of a bottle and you should find that it balances.

Get children to investigate what happens when you slide the marshmallows up and down the ‘arms’ of the sculpture and if you add more marshmallows. Stick an additional two or more kebab skewers into the carrot and challenge children to add at least one item to each skewer and still keep the sculpture balanced.

Questions to ask children: With just central part of the sculpture: why doesn’t this stay balanced? Before showing them stage 2: do you think we can use more kebab skewers and anything else to help it balance? Why do you think it balances like this? What can we change? (position of skewers, items pushed onto the skewers, position of things on skewers) What do you think will happen if we change these things? What do you think we need to do to make sure our sculpture balances?

Going further:

Try making some animal-shaped balancing toys: http://bit.ly/AniBalance

Make a balancing butterfly: http://bit.ly/BalanceButterfly

Home learning 8th May.

For teacher news and art home learning please see posts below this one!

Dear all

Here is our home learning for the week including our weekly family science activity and music exploration. We so hope that you enjoy this learning together. May we take this opportunity to say that there is no need to complete all of the learning below! The focus should be on maths, English 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 new 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! Thank you to all of you who have sent in pictures so far. Keep them coming!

Just a reminder about the letter that Mr Cunningham sent you last week from the DFE. It will have daily phonics lesson for the children following the letters and sounds programme that we use in school. We hope it is helpful!

Don’t forget to look at Sumdog for maths, reading and spelling challenges which will be updated each week. See also mymaths for maths challenges.

English reading and writing

In this weeks sequence of lessons you will be learning about the story of ‘St George  and the Dragon’. You will be doing some phonics focusing on the sound oa (goat), ow (snow) and o-e (bone) as well as some spellings linked to the story. You will be learning all about St George, who he was and learning a bit about the geography of the United Kingdom in the process! As last week you will be committing the story to memory and making a story map. Then you will be developing a character description of a dragon and describing its personality using some great adjectives to describe him/her. Have fun!

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 on verbally retelling the story and writing some simple sentences rather than retelling the whole story. Drawing and labelling the dragon will be a great activity for all to tackle. Do what you feel is right for your child.

If you have no or poor access to a computer or similar see if you can find out about the story of St George and the Dragon and follow the plan as outlined above. This is a nice sequence of activities that you can do without a computer!

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/saint-george-and-the-dragon-year-1-wk3-1

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-commit-a-story-to-memory-year-1-wk3-2

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-describe-a-characters-appearance-year-1-wk3-3

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-describe-a-characters-personality-year-1-wk3-4

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-write-a-character-description-year-1-wk3-5

Reading

We attach the following link again as 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

Also see the Collins connect PDF below for access to lots of books to read online.

ONLINE READING COLLINS CONNECT

Spelling

Choose a set 1 or set 2 and practise spelling.

Set 1:   love, her, pull, put

Set 2:  their, could, because, were

Try writing these in different ways: can you ‘write’ them on the back of someone in your house?

Maths

This week we will be exploring numbers to 100. Follow this sequence of lessons.

To recognise, read and write numbers to 100

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/maths/to-recognise-read-and-write-numbers-to-100-year-1-wk3-1

To explore the components of numbers within 100

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/maths/to-explore-the-components-of-numbers-within-100-year-1-wk3-2

To explore the components of numbers within 100

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/maths/to-explore-the-components-of-numbers-within-100-year-1-wk3-3#slide-1

To apply knowledge of number bonds.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/maths/to-apply-knowledge-of-number-bonds-year-1-wk3-4

To find one more or one less and ten more or ten less.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/maths/to-find-one-more-or-one-less-and-ten-more-or-ten-less-year-1-wk3-5

Science

This week we are going to think a bit more about where the minibeasts in our environment live – their habitat. When you have looked outside at minibeasts in your garden or park did you notice anything different about the sorts of places that they live? Were some out in the sunshine while others lived in cold, damp and dark places? Are some up in trees and bushes while others live underground? Did they all live together as a ‘family’ or are they insects that live on their own? Go and have a look outside and note down any observations you can make about their ‘habitat’. This little video shows a few different minibeasts in their habitats. The way that the bees and ants live is so clever!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuHg5oWF_mo

Topic

Can you find out about what it was like to live and work in a mediaeval castle? What sorts of jobs did people in a castle do? What is the job of an armorer? Or the apothecary? And what was a cordwainer?! See if someone at home can help you to use the computer to do some research about jobs in a castle and then make a fact file with pictures to show what you have find out about the different jobs.

The video below is quite long and aimed at older children / adults but is quite interesting in talking about who and how you become an armourer and with some modern day demonstration of how armour was made. Your adult might like to find some bits in the video that may be interesting to you! It is a bit longwinded!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsNPNxq7re0

Music

Aquarium

Listen carefully to the music.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCUtOKsmOZ8

Can you spot when it gets loud and quiet?

What might live in the aquarium? What else might you see?Could you create an aquarium in a bowl of water? How might the animals move around?

Family Science Activity – Friday 8th May

THE SCIENCE OF OOBLECK

https://www.science-sparks.com/how-to-make-oobleck/

Did you notice that if you make a ball with oobleck or gloop it feels solid, but if you drop the oobleck on the floor it turns liquid again? The slime is a non – Newtonian fluid as it doesn’t flow like liquids normally do.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fnd-2jetT1w

 

Cornflour gloop ( oobleck )  is made up of molecules arranged in long chains. When the chains are stretched the liquid will flow, but when you force them together they stick together to form a solid.

OOBLECK RECIPE

  • Cornflour
  • Water
  • Food colouring – optional
  • Ice cube trays – optional
  • Mixing bowl
  • Colander, funnel and beakers – optional, but great for messy fun!

INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAKING CORNFLOUR GLOOP

  • Fill a cup with cornflour and add to the bowl
  • Add water very slowly mixing with your hands, until you get a sticky, slimy gloop.
  • If you want to make it coloured add some food colouring. ( be careful this can stain skin and clothes)
  • Play with the slime and see how it behaves. Can you make it into a ball? and what happens if you throw it onto the floor?
  • Can you squeeze the slime into a ball? What does it feel like? How long does the ball stay solid after you let go?
  • If you used less water do you think the slime would fall faster or more slowly through the colander?

OOBLECK CHALLENGE

Can you make a giant oobleck tray and walk on oobleck?

HOW TO MAKE A GIANT OOBLECK TRAY

To make our giant oobleck tray – pour about 1 kg of cornflour into a large black tray and slowly added water until the consistency was wet, but solid when squeezed.

Friday 8th May – Religious education

Subject knowledge: Fifty days after his resurrection, the Lord sent the Holy Spirit down from heaven upon his disciples. The age of the church began. Pentecost shows that the church is there for all peoples from the very beginning.

As part of your RE learning, we would like you to focus upon the upcoming celebration of Pentecost

  • Watch a video on YouTube or read from the gospel, Act 2 1-13.

 

When did the Pentecost happen?

What did Jesus promise?

How did the disciples feel before and after the spirit came?

  • Retell the story using pictures or your toys.
  • Draw, paint or create your favourite part of the story.

Key Verse: John 3:8 “The wind blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going; so is everyone who is born of the Spirit.”

  • Make a pin wheel 

Materials Needed:

One square piece of paper, scissors ,one split pin, pencil, crayons, coloured pencils, and stickers for decorating the pinwheels.

Instructions:

Fold the paper on the diagonal from corner to corner.  Open the paper up and fold on the second diagonal across the other two corners.  When the paper is opened flat, the folds make an “X” across the square.

Make one cut along each fold beginning at the corner and cutting toward the centre.  The cut should stop about halfway toward the centre.  The cut should not go all the way to the centre of the square.

Decorate each section of the square on both sides.

Take every other corner, one at a time and gently pull it up to the centre of the square.

When all four corners meet at the centre, take the split pin and push it through all four corners through the centre of the square.

Push the split pin through the eraser of the pencil.

Blow on the pinwheel and watch it spin!

Use this craft to teach the children about how we can hear and feel the wind, but we cannot see it.  We can see the results of the wind, but we cannot see the wind itself.  Relate this to God.  We can hear His voice through His Word and feel His peace, comfort, joy, etc.  We cannot see Him, but we can see the results of His work.

  • What was it like in the room when the Holy Spirit came to the disciples?

Look at pictures of artists impressions of the upper room.

What do you think is happening in these pictures?

How do you think the disciples are feeling?

  • Draw, paint or create your own impression of what the upper room looked like.

 

What we are up to!

Mrs Jonas

This week I have been busy making rhubarb and ginger jam. The rhubarb grows in my garden but no one but me likes it in my house so I always have a cupboard full of jam and a freezer full of cooked rhubarb!  I have also had to trim the hair around my dog Freddie’s eyes as he could hardly see out! He was not very impressed… ! I am looking forward to a zoom family VE day quiz on Friday when I need to dress up! What shall I wear? We will put up the bunting, playing music from the 1940’s and make a cake to celebrate this special day. What will you be doing to celebrate?

I hope you are all keeping safe. I am really missing you all.

Love Mrs Jonas

Mrs Cass

Hi everyone,
Hope you have had another great week full of fun. Myself and my two boys have been thinking about people who help us this week. My 5 year old made a poster of all the people who help us with a rainbow to say thank you. He also draw a picture of a doctor and wrote “Doctors help you feel better.” Maybe this is something you could try at home. We also made a paper clock and have been learning to tell the time. Another fun activity was to make a healthy meal plate. Hope you are all having lots of fun and home. I’m missing those smiley faces.
Mrs Cass
Mrs Layton
Hello everyone! I hope that you liked our St Peter’s teacher video. We had lots of fun making it. This week I have been busy preparing for VE day. My daughter and I have started to make some bunting which we are going to put up in our garden. We have also made a menu of delicious treats for our garden party. I hope that my jam tarts turn out better than the last time I made them! I am really excited about the seeds that I am growing, they are so big now. I think I need to put them into larger pots this weekend. As well as flowers I am also growing some vegetables. Broad beans, courgettes and tomato plants are all starting to shoot up! Well done everyone for working hard over the past few weeks. I hope that you enjoy celebrating VE day with your families. Take care Mrs Layton xx
Mrs Walls
Hello everyone. I hope you are keeping safe.
I am keeping myself busy at home. I am loving sitting in my garden enjoying the lovely plants and the sun when it shines. I have also given my husband a haircut. He and I were a bit nervous but with the help of my son it all turned out well! Below is a picture of my 2 cats. They don’t usually get on very well but they have made friends during lockdown! I hope this continues when things become a bit more back to normal.
Missing you all lots.
Mrs Walls
Mrs Knight

Hello! How are you all? I hope you are enjoying the learning at home as well as making time to do some activities you really love. This week I have been enjoying doing some artwork with my daughter. Here are two of the pictures we made; my daughter created a colourful turtle while I created a flower using sketching pencils and pastels. I am really enjoying seeing some of your artwork that has been emailed in – keep it up!

Take care and I hope to see you all soon.

Mrs Knight

Mrs Grout
Hello everyone! I hope you are keeping happy and safe. I am msising you all!

I’ve been planting some pots up in the garden. Also my mum wanted to do some colouring as she’s not able to go out so I’ve made her a colouring book and bought her some pencils! I’m still helping my son with his paper round  everyday and have started a 30 yoga course with a YouTube yoga teacher!

Sending happy thoughts
Mrs Grout
Mrs Webster
Year one, my adventures this week have taken me out into the county.

Ralph has been continuing to practice riding his bike on the road. He has to wear high visible jacket and a helmet of course. We went for a 8 mile ride on Monday!

On Wednesday, we learned about Anderson Air Raid shelters.  We built ours out of card, glue, green paint and moss we went scavenging for on a walk in the forest.

Today, I am going to make some jam tarts and some finger sandwiches for our VE day lunch . Yummy!

Until out next adventure. Love Mrs Webster

Mrs Pearsons art!

Art Challenge Who’s YOUR SUPERHERO?

This new Banksy artwork has appeared at Southampton General Hospital.

It shows a young boy kneeling by a wastepaper basket dressed in dungarees and a T-shirt. He has discarded his Spiderman and Batman model figures in favour of a new favourite action hero – an NHS nurse. The artist left a note for hospital workers, which read: “Thanks for all you’re doing. I hope this brightens the place up a bit, even if it’s only black and white.”

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

VE day history learning

History VE Day  Home Learning – Friday 1st May 2020

The year 1 weekly home learning is in the post below!

KS1

Friday 8th May is VE day celebrations so please take part in this home learning to engage with understanding what it is all about.

Read through the Twinkl PowerPoint and watch this video to learn about what VE day celebration means:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks2-ve-day/z7xtmfr

Choose from the activities below:

Activity 1

Design your own medal looking at the attached document for some ideas. You can draw, colour then label it on paper or you could make a medal using different scraps of materials around your home. I don’t mind how you choose to do it just be creative and enjoy engaging in the learning about this celebration.

Activity 2

Imagine you are reporting to the news about this victory. Dress up as a soldier and talk about how you might have felt about this celebration. Express how excited you are and can’t wait to see your families.

Activity 3

Write a postcard to a missing family member telling them about your VE day celebrations. Draw a picture on the other side to show what you did and what you saw.

Activity 4

Make your own radio broadcast to announce Victory in Europe. You could even pretend to be Winston Churchill!

If possible, send photos or videos of your work to myself (Mrs Conlon) via my class email address so they can be put onto the school curriculum blog:

starfishclass@stpeterswaterlooville.hants.sch.uk

Have lots of fun learning all about this special celebration.

I am looking forward to seeing your great history learning.

Best regards

Mrs Conlon

(History lead teacher)

Home learning 1st May

Dear all

Here is our home learning for the week including our weekly family science activity, VE day art challenge and music exploration. Please check that you have seen other blog posts. This week there is a separate history VE day post. We so hope that you enjoy this learning together. 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 new 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!

Just a reminder about the letter that Mr Cunningham sent you this week from the DFE. It will have a daily phonics lesson for the children following the letters and sounds programme that we use in school. We hope it is helpful!

Remember also to keep an eye out for the teachers news blog below this entry. This and other blog posts may appear at different times so keep your eye out!

Don’t forget to look at Sumdog for maths, reading and spelling challenges which will be updated each week. See also mymaths for maths challenges.

English reading and writing

The ‘Katie in London’ sequence of lessons is a great learning activity. You will need a pencil and paper before you start the online learning for this story! You will be doing some phonics focusing on the igh, ie and i-e sound as well as committing the story to memory, using capital letters and writing your own stories! 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. igh, and on verbally retelling the story and writing some simple sentences rather than retelling the whole story. Do what you feel is right for your child.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/katie-in-london-year-1-wk2-1

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-commit-a-story-to-memory-year-1-wk2-2

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-use-capital-letters-for-proper-nouns-year-1-wk2-3

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-begin-to-write-our-story-year-1-wk2-4

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/english/to-continue-to-write-our-story-year-1-wk2-5

 

Reading

The link below also has a range of ideas of how to develop a love of reading for your child. See page three. We are sure that you are doing many of them already!

Menu of reading response ideas KS1

Also see the Collins connect PDF below for access to lots of books to read online.

ONLINE READING COLLINS CONNECT

Spelling

Choose a set 1 or set 2 and practise spelling.

Set 1:   to, she, his, has

Set 2:  where, here, school, have

Try writing these in different ways: using paint brushes and water, different writing tools, drawing in flour … what other ideas can you think of?

Maths- measure

Key vocabulary

Measure, measurement, length, short, shorter, shortest, tall, taller, tallest, height, long, longer

Watch these videos

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/maths/to-compare-lengths-and-heights-of-objects-year-1-wk1-1

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/maths/to-measure-lengths-using-non-standard-units-year-1-wk1-2

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/maths/to-measure-lengths-using-non-standard-units-year-1-wk1-3

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/maths/to-begin-to-understand-standard-units-of-measure-year-1-wk1-4

Challenge

  • What could you use to measure how tall you are? Is it easier to measure someone lying down or standing up?
  • What could you use to measure the length of your bedroom?
  • Which room in your house is the longest/shortest?

Science

Watch this clip about minibeasts.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z44g9j6

Minibeasts use all sorts of different ways to protect themselves from predators. Can you talk to your grown ups and decide what adaptations you think the minibeasts have developed to protect themselves?

Make a model of a minibeast from the junk and other materials you may have in your home. What adaptations and protections can you give your minibeast? Can you write a description of your minibeast explaining how it will protect itself from others including describing how where it lives may offer some protection?

Topic

Knights.

Over the centuries knights have worn very different things to protect themselves in battle. Look at the photographs below. What differences do you notice about the clothes they were wearing over 1000 years ago and in the 17th Century? What is the same about the clothes? What materials are they made from? Which ones do you think would protect you the best? Which do you think would be the easiest to wear and why?

Perhaps you could draw yourself in a set of armour from the period you like best?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4ovVbk4hP0

Watch a short video about how to joust like a knight!

Music

Hens and Roosters

Listen carefully to the music.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHYSx6x1Ttw

Can you hear how the music shows the hens and roosters scratching the ground?

Can you hear them crowing and clucking? Create your own hens and rooster music using everyday objects.

Family science

Family Science Activity – Friday 1st May

Please open the following attachment for family science this week.

Family Science Activity 1.5.20 (1)

Have fun!

Art Challenge Celebrations for VE Day

Portsmouth Naval Base is looking to mark the occasion of VE day and need YOUR HELP!  They have asked for you to draw pictures on the subject of WW2 & VE DAY and as an extra challenge try to incorporate a rainbow somewhere in the picture (even in the corner).  The pictures will be displayed within the Naval Base and once the day is over they hope to make contact with local nursing homes to distribute the pictures to help cheer our elderly  community. If you would like your work sent to the Naval base you will have to email it to me by Monday evening.  However, all work sent to me, even after Monday, will still be displayed, as usual, on the Art Blog.

In addition to the drawings for the Naval Base,  I  would appreciated any art and craft linked to this important historic  occasion , such as bunting, chalk drawings,  figures of soldiers, planes or medals. I know, as always, you will blow me away with your imaginative ideas and creativity.

 

Please email your artwork to me:

n.pearson@stpeterswaterlooville.hants.sch.uk

Thank you

Keep creating and keep safe!

Mrs Pearson