Hello everyone again,
I hope that you are all well and a huge big thank you to all the parents who have contacted me and have sent lovely photographs of all your home / school work and all the fun family activities taking place also. Well done to those who are reading books on "MyOn" and who are working so hard at all the different subject areas. Please keep this up! I am glad that the sun is continuing to shine, so that we can all enjoy some outdoor learning too, at this time. As we leave our last topic "Animals" behind, I hope that you now know more about all the different types of animals in our world - wild, pet and farm etc. Having enjoyed some beautiful weather over the past few weeks at home and as we move towards the end of our school year, our new topic is going to be "Weather / Summer". Thanking you again for working so hard, continue to stay safe and well and remember to keep in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Moore x.
Language and Literacy
- Handwriting - Continue to form all letters correctly and try to write neatly on the lines - when completing writing activities.
- Writing sentences - Continue to use capital letters and full stops to demarcate sentences and finger spaces between words. Sentences also need to make sense. (Please remember again the different levels of support required by some children for this).
- Play "Sky Writer" and "Letter Formation" on "topmarks.co.uk" - letter formation revision.
- Continue to find sentences in story books - pointing to capital letters and full stops.
- Complete "I Spy" and "Things To Do" - (finish the sentences) worksheets (2) - pointing to the capital letter and full stop in each sentence.
- My Diary - continue written weekly entries - using your "useful" words on the "Learning Tree" in your diary and your knowledge of phonics to spell unknown words.
- Independent writing - write 2 or 3 sentences about "rainy" weather - what you wear and what you can do in rainy weather. Watch and listen to the story - "Cbeebies" - "Rainy Weather" - with Nelly and Nora. (*Remember capital letters / full stops / finger spaces etc for sentences).
- Revision - Continue naming and sounding out all letters of the alphabet.
- Recognise the "ch", "sh" and "th" sounds - (revision).
- Spell "CVC" - (Consonant, Vowel, Consonant) words.
- *(Those children working on (group 1 and 2) sounds / letters - s,a,t,p,i,n,c,e,h last week) - focus on k,r,m,d this week - name the letters and identify the sound each letter makes. Write the letters k,r,m,d too.
- Continue to use sound cards in orange folders for quick recall of sound and letter names recognition - for all alphabet letters - practise daily.
- Play "Phonics Bloom - (Phase 2) - Flash Cards" on "topmarks.co.uk" and "IXL English" - (Reception) - skills - "Alphabet" - phonics revision. Various alphabet activities.
- Recognise the "ch", "sh" and "th" sounds - (revision).
- Look for items around your home beginning with "ch", "sh" and "th" sounds.
- Worksheets (2) - "Write the correct beginning sounds - ("ch", "sh" and "th").
- Play "Letter Planet" on "topmarks.co.uk" and "IXL English" - (Year 1) - skills - "Choose The Correct Digraph" - "ch", "sh" and "th" sounds - (revision).
- Spell "CVC" - (Consonant, Vowel, Consonant) words - Complete cvc matching activity.
- Test / practise your "spelling" skills - on "IXL English" - (Reception) - skills - "Blending and Segmenting Skills" , "Cbeebies" - "Guess The Missing Letters" and "Spelling Around The House" and "topmarks.co.uk" - "Phonics Bloom" - (Phase 2) - "Fishy Phonics" and "Match Cards".
- *(Those children working on (group 2) k,r,m,d sounds) - Complete worksheets below (8) - Letter formation etc. for these sounds and watch "CBeebies"- "Alphablocks A to Z", "The Alphabet Song" and "Alphablocks - ABC".
Talking and Listening:
- Children continue to recount and talk about their own experiences e.g family events etc – using details such as who, what, where, when and why.
- Develop a range of vocabulary associated with the new "Weather / Summer" topic.
- Continue to ask and answer questions - in connection with the new topic.
- Talk about different types of weather - focussing this week on "rainy" weather.
- Continue to listen to and join in with a range of stories, poems and rhymes on "topmarks.co.uk" - "Storyteller Videos" and "Cbeebies" - "Stories".
- Talk about stories read - showing understanding.
- As before, please continue to enjoy stories with family members at home, on the CBeebies website and continue to download eBooks and audio books from "NI libraries" and "Oxford Owl". In addition, continue reading your recommended books on "MyOn". (Please email me for your child's password, to log on to this reading programme, if you have not already done so.) Whilst downloading the eBooks from "Oxford Owl" and reading from the free "eBook Library" - remember to do so in this order - (Levels - "Book Band Levels" - Lilac - (picture story books) - Pink - Red - (books with simple text / words) or "Oxford Levels" - (1) - (picture story books) - (1+) - (2) - (books with simple text / words).
- Continue to enjoy information books about our current topic "Weather / Summer".
- Please remember to continue learning to recognise all the words enclosed in your homework folder, in your first learning pack - to build up your sight vocabulary. Make sentences using your flashcards and read - practise daily. "IXL English" - (Reception) - skills - "Sight Words Practice" - "Find the Word", "Choose the two sight words" & "Choose the sight word you hear".
- Continue talking about the "author" and "illustrator" - Identify these on all books being read.
- Continue to recognise capital letters, full stops and sentences in books.
- Continue to identify some familiar words in the text.
- Continue to use knowledge of phonics to sound out unfamiliar words - ("blending" sounds to read words) - "Oxford Owl" - free "eBook Library" - "Read, Write, Inc" Phonics books - please continue to read these at your own pace.
- Continue to identify characters, settings and endings (happy / sad) in stories.
(* Please continue to practise all the Literacy skills you have learned in Primary 1 to date, over the next few weeks, on "IXL English" - (Reception). Work through all the 48 skills at your own pace - there is lots to do for everyone! *)
Mathematics and Numeracy
Activities shall be set out for the different aspects of Mathematics and Numeracy for this period of "Home Learning" as follows:-
Note *(As before, those children who still have some activities in their "New Heinemann Mathematics - Numbers To 10" workbook and also in their classwork books to complete, please continue to work on at these, at your own pace. When you are confident counting, writing and recognising each number, introduce yourself to the next number). Please also continue to work on at your "All About Numbers 0 - 10" booklet - (given last week) - over the coming weeks and practise writing numbers using "Letter Formation" on "https://www.doorwayonline.org.uk/activities/letterformation/" - (number formation).
- Continue to count, write and recognise number values 0-5 / 0-10 - lots of counting practice to 5 /10 - "IXL Maths" - (Year 1 skills - to stretch yourself a little more) - "Numbers And Counting Up To 3/5/10" and "Letter Formation" on "topmarks.co.uk" - number formation. (Lots to do for everyone!)
- Continue to play "Teddy Numbers", "Helicopter Rescue" and "Count The Yeti 1-10" on "topmarks.co.uk".
- Complete the "Number Cards" - matching activity 1 - 12.
- Continue to order number values 0-5 and 5-0 / 0-10 and 10-0 - (from different starting numbers).
- Carry out simple mental calculations - continue to identify which number comes before / after / between - using number values 0-5 / 0-10.
- Continue to count orally 1-10 / 1-20 - during your day e.g clapping your hands etc. Watch "CBeebies" - "Mysterious Land Beyond 10".
I hope that your "Addition" work from last week went really well. We are going to continue this for another week, to further progress your skills in this area of Numeracy.
Number - Addition:
- Continue to understand the concept of "addition" - by combining 2 sets together to find - "How many altogether?" Practical work - Use buttons, Lego pieces to investigate this concept - (make 2 groups of objects, push them together to make 1 group and count how many altogether in this new group). Try for different groupings.
- Use and revise the meaning of the words - "and", "add", "plus", "more", "equals" & the "+" and "=" signs - talk about the meaning of these.
- Complete work on the "New Heinemann Maths - Addition To 5" workbook pages 8 -11 (see below). Continue to read the sums printed e.g 2+3=5 ("two plus three equals five") etc.
- "Number Stories" for 2, 3 and 4. (Practical work) - Use pieces of Lego, buttons etc - find different ways to make 2 and record "findings" eg. 2 + 0 = 2, 1 + 1 = 2 and 0 + 2 = 2 etc. Do the same for numbers 3 and 4 - record your findings.
- *Those children who find working with number values up to 10 difficult, can also complete the addition workbook pages (8 - 11) as they only include number values up to 5.
- Practise / test your "addition" skills on "IXL Maths" - (Reception) - "Addition Up To 5" and "Addition Up To 10" and on "topmarks.co.uk" - "Addition To 10".
- Revision naming 2D shapes - circles, squares, triangles and rectangles. Talk about the properties of these shapes - number of sides, corners etc.
- Watch "BBC Bitesize" - "Shape and Space - 2D Shapes".
- Play "Shape Monsters" on "topmarks.co.uk".
- Find different shapes inside and outside your home - e.g square tiles, triangular road signs etc.
- Complete worksheets (2) - "Colour to sort the shapes" and "2D Shape Hunt".
- Assess your "Shape" knowledge on "IXL Maths" - (Reception) - "Flat Shapes".
*(Don't forget the "Active Learn" tasks assigned to you - for further learning).
THE WORLD AROUND US
We shall start work on our final primary 1 topics "Weather / Summer" this week.
- Talk about different types of weather.
- Worksheet (1) to complete - "Weather Word and Picture Match".
- Make a "Weather Dice". Roll the dice and identify the weather symbol it shows.
- Why not learn more about different types of weather by watching the videos / animations from the UK Met Office (on YouTube). See "Topmarks" - "Learn About Weather" and click on one of the YouTube videos. (There are lots to choose from!)
All About Me - (P.D.M.U)
We are continuing this week, to think about ourselves and how we are all different.
- Last week you made an "Identity Picture" of yourself showing your hair, eye and skin colour. If we were together as a class, looking at these pictures, we would see how different we all are. Not only is our hair a different colour but we all also have different types of hair eg. some of us have curly hair, some have straight hair, some have long hair and some of us have short hair etc. If you look at all your family members, you will also notice that they have different types of hair too. Please complete the "Hair" worksheet (1) - read and draw the different types of hair on each head.
- Another way in which we are all different is that some of us are boys and some of us are girls. In our primary 1 class, we have 12 girls and 11 boys. Please complete the worksheet (2) - "Boys and Girls" - sort and colour.
ART / CRAFT
Topic for artwork (Weather / Summer):-
- Worksheet (1) to complete - "Summer - Dot to Dot" - Join the dots to draw the T-Shirt - Use the T-Shirt outline to design a colourful T-Shirt for sunny weather. (You can use paint, crayons, markers or coloured pencils to complete this activity).
for the "Healthy Kids Virtual Sports Day" on June 13th.