Old Basford School

Opportunities Bring Success

Google Search
Google Translate

Get in touch

Contact Details

Mon 20th - Fri 24th April

MONDAY 20TH APRIL:

 

Maths Activity:

'Monday Madness':

Warm up

Counting in 2's. Whilst doing star jumps count in two's up to 20.

Counting in 5's. Whilst marching on the spot count in 5's up to 50.

Counting in 10's. Whist jumping on the spot count in 10's up to 100!

 

Now you are all warmed up here is today's challenge... Arithmetic challenge the questions start off easy and slowly get trickier. Be careful to look at the symbol carefully. Remember to draw spots to help you with addition problems and to cross spots out to help you with subtraction problems ( see example to the right). Also try and spot questions that you know the answers to without working them out for example doubles of numbers or number bonds to 10. Once you have completed the challenge mark your questions with your adult. If you make a mistake, before your adult tells you the answer see if you can spot the calculation error your self to help you learn from your mistake and become a super Mathematician! 

Activity

Final Challenge:

To increase your fluency and to challenge you further why not try out the daily 10 challenge. Just follow the link below:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

 

Literacy Activity

 

This week we are working towards creating a poem all about different insects. The children have previously read the story ‘Superworm’ and in this story there are lots of insects that are his friends. Today you are going to describe 5 insects of your choosing using adjectives. You can pick insects from the Superworm story or any others that you can think of. Draw a picture for each of your chosen insects and then come up with 4/5 adjectives to describe each insect. You could describe the colour, shape, size, sound or even their personalities from the story. If you want to reread the story to help you with ideas, you can view it online by clicking on the Superworm picture to the right. . Please see the example of how to set out your work. Remember to keep your work, as you will be adding on more ideas tomorrow.

 

Topic Activity

 

Junk modelling: Use your recycling and get creative. Re-using the plastic bottles, old boxes and other household items destined for the recycle bin! Have a look at the website link below for lots of fantastic ideas or you come up with something of your own. We cant wait to see your amaing designs. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/curations/junk-rescue-collection

 

TUESDAY 21st APRIL:

 

Maths Activity: 

Today we will be learning about Making equal groups. 

  1. Follow the video lesson. Click on the link below.

You need to go to: Week 1 Lesson 2 - Make equal groups (grouping)

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

2. Pause the video when you are asked so that you can do the activity.

 

If you have a printer at home, you can download the activity sheet next to the video and print it. If you don’t have a printer then it is just as easy to use a piece of paper. At one point it asks you to use counters but you could use anything - pieces of Lego, pens or socks etc. 

 

Literacy Activity 

Using your work from yesterday we are now going to think about verbs to describe how each of your chosen insects moves. Use a different colour to add on 4/5 verbs to each of your pictures from yesterday.

 

Finally think of a place you might find each of your insects. Think of a different place for each of them e.g. on a fresh, green leaf, or high in the blue sky, or on a dusty cobweb. Add this onto your plan like the one below.

 

Topic:

Today you will be a geographer and create a map of either Old Basford or your local area. First use google maps to look at maps of your local area.

 

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/.

 

Zoom in and use this map to help you draw your own.

Make sure you add on key Physical ( natural features) and Human ( made by humans) features on to your map. For example in Old Basford you could add on fire station, shops, park and the school as human features and for physical features you might add on the pond at Vernon park or the river Leen. When you are done add some labels to your map and even colour it in.

 

WEDNESDAY 22nd APRIL:

 

Maths Activity: 'Wednesday Session 2':

Today we will be learning about Making equal groups. 

Follow the video lesson. Click on the link below.

You need to go to: Week 1 Lesson 3 - Make equal groups (sharing)

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

2. Pause the video when you are asked so that you can do the activity.

If you have a printer at home, you can download the activity sheet next to the video and print it. If you don’t have a printer then it is just as easy to use a piece of paper.

Activity Tips

Question 3

To help the children answer this question get them to draw the 5 boxes and then represent the bananas by drawing circles and sharing them out between the boxes – see example below.

 

Question 4

You can use this same method for question 4. Drawing a box to represent each friend and then sharing the counters out by drawing spots in each box. Alternatively you could use plates and share out 30 objects such as Lego pieces, blocks, pens. etc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Literacy Activity: Short Writing Task:

Today it is time to write your poem. You will need to use your plan to help you choose your best adjectives and verbs for each line of your poem.  

 

The structure of your poem is this:

 

 

Once you have written your poem, practice reading it in your best performers voice and when you’re ready perform your poem to someone in your house. You could even add in actions or different voices for each of the insects!

 

Topic

Today you are going to be an athlete and create your own sports day. First you need to think of 5 races you want to compete in. These can be skipping, running, hopping or obstacle races. You could try an egg and spoon race, a wheelbarrow race or a sack race (using a pillowcase but only with your adult’s permission!) Once you have decided on your 5 races and have all of your equipment ready it is time to take part. Have Fun!

 

Daily Reading: Please hear your child read for 10 minutes and access Spelling Shed

 

THURSDAY 23RD APRIL:

 

Maths Activity: 'Thursday Session 3':

Today we will be learning about Finding half. 

Follow the video lesson. Click on the link below.

You need to go to: Week 1 Lesson 4 – Find a half

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

2. Pause the video when you are asked so that you can do the activity.

If you have a printer at home, you can download the activity sheet next to the video and print it. If you don’t have a printer then it is just as easy to use a piece of paper and draw the shapes to help you answer the questions.

 

Challenge:

Draw your own 2D shapes and then find half. Can you find half of the same shape a different way?

Example:

Phonics Activity: 

Today we are going to be looking at the ee family.

 

Sound Button Activity

 

Write out these real and nonsense words and add on your sound buttons.

 

Blend each word together until you can read the word confidently. 

  1. Download the story the cautious caterpillar from twinkl. You are going to be a digraph detective. As you read the story keep an eye out for any of the ee family and make a list of the words as you find them. How many did you find all together?

 https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-l-526203-the-cautious-caterpillar-ebook

 

 

Topic

Today you are going to be a designer. After yesterday’s successful sports day it is time to design and make some medals. Think about the shape of the medal, what it will say on the medal and the colour of the ribbon. When you have designed, your medal cut it out and wear it proudly for being a sports day champion yesterday. There are some medal designs and templates on twinkl for additional ideas - https://www.twinkl.co.uk/search

 

Daily Reading: Please hear your child read for 10 minutes and access Spelling Shed.

 

FRIDAY 24TH APRIL:

 

Maths Activity: 'Figure it out Friday!':

Today you are going to investigate a maths problem.

 

Make it practical: You could set this up as a practical activity by using, bowls/ hoops/ buckets/ pieces of paper and balls or whatever you have to hand.

 

Then add the scores and have ago at playing the game whilst figuring out the answers. Remember to help you with your addition you can draw dots under your calculation just like you did on Monday. Remember to always double check your working out.

 

Challenge: change the numbers on the buckets. What is the highest/lowest  score you can make now?

 

Reading Activity: 

Today we are doing a RIC reading lesson to help you with your comprehension skills.

RIC stands for retrieve, interpret and choice, all skills you need to have when reading and answering questions about what you have read.

Today you are going to read the poem The Bumble Bee

 

1. Try and read the poem aloud without any help. Remember to sound out any tricky words, if it is a long word break it up, you could also write the word out and draw on sound buttons to help you. If you still struggling to read the word think about what word it could be that would make sense in the context. If you are still stuck remember to ask for help.

 

2. Afterwards pick out any wiggle words ( these are words the children do not know the meaning of) and ask your adult what they mean.

 

3. When you have read and understood the poem you can begin to answer the questions. Remember to try and read the questions by yourself using all of your reading tools before asking for help. 

 



 

The Bumble Bee
by Laura E. Richards


The bumblebee, the bumblebee,
He flew to the top of the tulip-tree.
He flew to the top, but he could not stop,
For he had to get home to his early tea.
The bumblebee, the bumblebee,
He flew away from the tulip-tree;
But he made a mistake, and flew into the lake,
And he never got home to his early tea.

Questions:

  1. (Retrieval) Where did the Bumble Bee fly to in the poem? ( Two answers)
  2. Why did the Bumble Bee want to get home?
  3. Make a list of all of the words that rhyme with Bumble Bee in this poem.
  4. ( Interpret) Why do you think the Bumble Bee wanted to get home to his early tea?
  5. ( Choice) Why do you think the author chose to make this poem rhyme?

 

Topic 

Today you are going to be an illustrator just like our Patron of Reading Chris White. When Chris White came to visit year 1 he taught us how to draw our own creature creations. Let’s have a go today.

Step one pick an animal and draw its head (don’t add on a nose yet!)

Step two pick a different animal’s nose, then a different animal’s body and finally a different animal’s tail.

Step three colour in your picture and don’t forget to come up with a name for your creature creation.

 

Can you guess all of the different animals Miss Wardle chose? The name of her animal may give you a few clues!

 

Challenge: Create a fact all about your animal: You can explain where it lives/sleeps, what it likes to eat, what is does if it is scared or happy and any other weird and wonderful facts you can thinks of. ( Think back to when we did our dragon fact files to help you!)

 

 

Daily Reading: Please hear your child read for 10 minutes and access Spelling Shed.

 

And an extra challenge for this weekend...

Take part in the Nottingham City Nature Challenge!

This weekend Nottingham is entering into the global nature challenge to try to be the place with the most wildlife identified.

It's really easy to take part, all families need to do is download the app iNaturalist and take photos of wildlife between Friday 24th and Monday 27th April. An adult will need to set up a log in for you with an email address and username, remember our safety rules of not using your full name!

Then you’ll be ready to go and start being a nature detective. This means photographing  plants as well as animals - birds, insects, fungi, bees, butterflies, hedgehogs, wild flowers, even weeds, but not plants in pots, and not your cats and dogs!

The species in the photos will then be identified, either by the app itself or by other people using the app to help verify the records. This might take a few days, but it's quite exciting to check and see if your photo has been verified! You can ensure safety using the app by changing the ‘geoprivacy’ setting to either 'obscured' or 'private' when uploading a photo so the app won't identify an individual house. This is a straightforward option on the upload page so don’t worry about it being complicated to do!

Please send any photos of you taking part to year2homelearning@oldbasford.nottingham.sch.uk and don’t forget to observe the social distancing guidelines from the government if you take part. You don’t need to go on a special walk to join in, it could be in your own garden, from your windows or in the area near your house if you are on your daily walk.

More details are on the ‘super science’ home learning page of the website.

Let’ get spotting wildlife!

Mrs Priddy

Top