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Thurs 26th March - Friday 3rd April

Thursday 26th March

Activity 1: Maths

Choose an object from your bedroom, maybe a favourite toy or teddy. Then find five things that are taller than your object and then five things that are smaller than your object.

Top tip: While you are doing this use the words tall, taller, tallest, small, smaller and smallest to compare your objects.  

Challenge: Can you order the objects from the smallest to the tallest or tallest to the smallest?

 

Activity 2: Literacy

While you have been at home how have you been occupying yourself? What has been you favourite toy to play with or your favourite thing to do?

Draw a picture of your favourite toy or an activity you have done. Can you write a few sentences to explain why it has been your favourite toy or why you enjoyed that activity so much!

Top tip: Use the think it, say it, write it, read it when doing your sentences (your children will understand).

Challenge: Can you meet your personal challenge for writing?

Activity 3:Singing is good for the soul!

Can you remember when we learnt the story of Jack and the Beanstalk? Let’s get singing some songs about Jack! Use your Charanga online login that was sent via Marvellous Me to listen to, join in and learn a song.

Top tip: Use the pictures below to help you. There are different songs choose whichever one you like the sound of.

Challenge: Perform the song to someone else for example your grown-ups at home, your teddies, a pet or maybe get your grown up to call a family member and share it with them. It may brighten their day too.

 

 

 

Optional Challenge: Let's get creative!

Go outside and get some fresh air! Can you do some shadow drawing?

Top tip: It doesn’t have to be animals that you use it could be cars, dolls or action figures, get creative!

 

 

 

Please also hear your child read and use Spelling Shed for 10 minutes everyday.

Friday 27th March

Activity 1: Maths

Today we will look at add, addition, plus which all mean the amount will get bigger.

We are going to do this practically using objects:

You can use cars, teddies, toys, Lego, bricks whatever you like you could even use stones or pegs in the garden!

Step 1: First there were 7 (get 7 of the object)

Step 2: Then 4 more came along (get 4 more)

Step 3: Now there are? (count how many there are altogether)

If you children want to they can write the number sentence 7+4=11

You can do these as word problems for example- First there were 7 cars in the car park then 4 more cars came along, now there are how many cars altogether?

Top tip: If your child finds it easy use bigger numbers or see below.

Challenges: To make this harder you can:

  • Use three amounts e.g. 8+7+5=20
  • You can do missing number problems e.g. 9+ ?=17 First you had 9 then ? come along you have 17 altogether. What is the missing number?  
    Activity 2:Literacy
    Read the story of ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ don’t worry if you haven’t got a copy you can always find it on you tube. After you have read it can you go on your own bear hunt?
    You could:
  • Go on a bear hunt around the house or the garden.
  • Do your daily walk around the local area and see if you can spot any bears in the windows of the houses you pass.
  • Retell it using actions
  • Make a story map
  • Write the story
    Challenge: Can you change something in a story?
  1. You could be going on a crocodile hunt, dinosaur hunt etc.
  2. They could go through mountains, volcanoes, supermarkets, swimming pools etc

Have fun and use your imagination!

Activity 3:

This term we have travelled around the world! First, we visited Italy where we made delicious pizza, rode on a gondola and made a wish in the Trevi fountain. Then we went to Canada where we watched an ice hockey match, saw brown bears and whales, with a trip up the CN Tower. Next, we went to Australia where we did a base walk around Uluru and found out all about kangaroos, koalas and crocodiles. Finally, we visited India and compared our school with Anushka’s.   

You could choose an idea from below:

  • Draw a poster of your favourite place we visited and the things you can do there.
  • Make a fact file about a place we have visited; a tourist action we saw or an animal we learnt about. You could do this about somewhere you have been or a favourite animal of yours.
  • Do a drawing or painting of an animal or place.
  • Verbally talk about one of the places we have been, do a report saying why it would be a good place to visit.   
    Optional Challenge:
    Take 3 different size cup, fill them with water, pour them on the ground. Predict which one will evaporate with the help of the sun and the wind first. Keep checking during the day to see how long it takes each one to evaporate.
    Please also hear your child read and use Spelling Shed for 10 minutes everyday.
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    Monday 30th March
    Activity 1: Maths
    Today we will be measuring using non-standard measures…your feet!
    Can you find out how many feet long your…is?
  • garden
  • living room
  • landing
  • bedroom 
  • etc
    Can you record your answers?  
    Top tips: Remember to start at the beginning, be careful when moving your feet along, do careful counting (your grown-up might help you keep count).
    Challenge: Can you use other non-standard measures to measure the length of the above? For example, you could use a book, a car, a water bottle etc   
     
    Activity 2: Literacy
    Choose five words from the common exception list in the front of your diary and then pick up your favourite story book, count how many times each word is used in the book and record your results.
    Here to help: The list of all common exception words is below.






    Activity 3:
    Assault course:
    In your garden make an assault course using whatever is available e.g.
  • a chair could be used to run around or crawl under
  • a football thrown up 5 times and caught or kicked at a target (box or anything that is lying around in your garden)
  • run from one side of the garden to the other
    Challenge:
  • Can you time how long it takes you to complete the course?
  • Can you improve your score?

    Optional Challenge:
    Make a drawing or a painting of some flowers and put it in your window for everyone in your neighbourhood to see.
    Challenge: Can you go spot any real flowers or flowers in windows on your daily walk?
    Please also hear your child read and use Spelling Shed for 10 minutes everyday.
     
    Tuesday 31st March
    Activity 1: Maths 
    Today we will look at take away, subtraction, minus which all mean the amount will get smaller.
    We are going to do this practically using objects:
    You can use cars, teddies, toys, Lego, bricks whatever you like you could even use stones or pegs in the garden!
    Step 1: First there were 7 (get 7 of the object)
    Step 2: Then 5 were taken away (remove 5)
    Step 3: Now there are? (count how many there are left)
    If your children want to they can write the number sentence 7-5=2
    You can do these as word problems for example- First there were 7 teddies at the park then 5 had to go home, how many are left at the park?
    Top tip: If your child finds it easy use bigger numbers or see below.
    Challenges: To make this harder you can:
  • Use three amounts e.g. 17-5-3=9
  • You can do missing number problems e.g. 11- ?=2 First you had 11 then some had to go home, there are two left! How many had to go home? What is the missing number? 
    Activity 2: Literacy
    Time to get some fresh air! Who wants to go on a bug hunt in the garden? I wonder what bugs or mini-beasts you will find! Where do the bugs like to live? You could tally the number of mini-beasts you find.
    After your mini-beast hunt write down a sentence about the:
  • mini-beasts you saw
  • where they like to live
  • what mini-beast you found the most of
    Challenge: You could do some research and write some- Did you know or Interestingly facts
    e.g. Did you know that spiders make a nest of silk to protect their eggs?
     
    Activity 3:
    As geographers we like to find out about different places!
    In year 1 we have enjoyed finding out about different countries!
    Top tip: Find out about some of the interesting places from Go Jetters on Cbeebies!  
    e.g https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000g8nm/go-jetters-series-3-26-holi-festival-of-colour-india
    Or choose your own episode.
    Challenge: Can you make a fact file about the country?
    Why is it an interesting place?
    What places can you visit there? What might you see if you visit there?
    Add any other information!
     
    Optional Challenge:
    Shall we enjoy the sunshine outside? We could paint a picture or write with water!
    Top tip: To paint you could use
  • An old paint brush
  • A roller
  • The end of a cloth if you don’t have any brushes  
    Please also hear your child read and use Spelling Shed for 10 minutes everyday.
     
    Wednesday 1st April
    Activity 1: Maths
    Can you think of 5 things that are taller than you?
    Can you find out 5 buildings that are taller than the Council House in the Market Square?
    Can you think of 5 animals that are shorter than you?
    Can you think of 5 animals that are shorter than a giraffe?   
    Challenge: For each of the above questions order the objects from the shortest to the tallest or tallest to the shortest.
     
    Activity 2: Literacy
    Diagraph spotting- lets use our Phonics skills
    Choose one of your favourite books, how many digraphs can you spot? Write them down and keep a tally!
    Top tip: Use the spelling shed digraphs you have been practicing to help you.
    Digraph examples
    th sh ng ai or ow ee
     
    Activity 3:
    Go outside and make some nature art pictures in your garden, you can use the pictures below to help you. Think back to when we made nature art pictures at school, during our Night Adventure topic! Have fun and get creative!  

    Optional Challenge:
    Den making:
  • Make a den using what you like pillows, blankets, chairs!
  • Find your favourite book and snuggle up inside.
  • If the den is big enough for more people make up your own stories and tell them inside.



    Please also hear your child read and use Spelling Shed for 10 minutes everyday.
    Thursday  2nd April
     
    Activity 1: Maths
    Weight.
    Pick a teddy – Now find another object that is heavier than your teddy.
    Pick a book - Now find another object that is lighter than your book.
    Pick a pot or pan - Now find another object that is lighter than your pot or pan.
    Pick a cup - Now find another object that is heavier than your cup.
    Pick a toy- Now find another object that is heavier than your book.
     
    Top tip: Remember to use the vocabulary heavy/ heavier/ light/lighter
    Challenge: To order all the objects you have found from the heaviest to the lightest.
     
    Activity 2: Literacy
     
    Can you remember when we wrote letters to different superheroes to help Hector save Egbert? Use your letter writing skills today! Write a letter to a friend. Tell them all about what you have been doing at home. Remember to begin with the date, use ‘dear’ to start your letter and ‘from’ to end you letter.
    You could even add a picture of an activity you have done.
    Top tip: Use the think it, say it, write it, read it when doing your sentences (your children will understand).
    Challenge: Can you meet your personal challenge for writing?
     
    Activity 3:
    Lets get cooking!
    Today’s activity is to help make a healthy lunch. You can make your own sandwiches, a wrap, a fruit salad or anything else you fancy.
    Top tip: There are lots of exciting recipes on the website below.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/curations/easy-cooking-with-kids-recipes
     
    Challenge: Write a recipe. Remember to begin with a ‘what you need’ list and to then use numbers to order your instructions.
     
     
    Optional Challenge:
    Let’s get creative!
    Be a designer and make a bookmark.
     It can be any shape, any colour or it could have a picture of your favourite character or setting on it. It could be coloured in, painted or collaged. It could even have a tassel at the top. You decide!
     
    Top tip: Make it long enough to stick out of your book!
     
    Please also hear your child read and use Spelling Shed for 10 minutes everyday.
     
     
    Friday 3rd  April
     
    Activity 1:  Maths
    Number bonds to 10.
    Practice saying/writing your number bonds to 10 in order.
    Top tip: To help, you could get 10 objects ( pegs, pencils, toys) and split them up to show the different ways of making 10. 0 + 10 = 10, 1 + 9 = 10, 2+ 8 = 10, 3 + 7 = 10, 4 + 6 = 10 and 5 + 5 = 10.
    Challenge: Try finding your number bonds to 20. Can you spot a pattern? How is it the same or different to your number bonds to 10?
    Play ‘hit the button’ online:
    https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button
     
    Activity 2: Literacy
    Read a traditional tale together e.g. Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Jack and the Beanstalk. You could type ‘traditional tales’ into twinkl if you don’t have any at home.
    Talk about the story. Who are the main characters? What happened at the beginning? Middle? End?
    Top tip: Draw your own story map. Can you retell the story in your own words? Remember to think of actions to help you remember the story and to look at your map to help you.
     
    Challenge: Become a storyteller. Perform your chosen story to a family member.
     
    Activity 3:
    Get active! Try out this minions themed Zumba routine.
    https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=ZUMBA+KIDS+-+Electronic+Song+-+Minions&docid=608051464728284774&mid=77F0B173ED60D489B38877F0B173ED60D489B388&view=detail&FORM=VIRE
     
      Challenge: Pick your own song and create your own Zumba routine.
     
    Optional Challenge:
    Create a beautiful rainbow picture to display in your window. This will make people smile as they walk past.
    If you have already made a rainbow think about making an Easter themed picture to put in your window e.g. Easter egg design, Easter basket.
    Top tip: Remember to stick your pictures in your window at home.
    When out on a walk how many rainbows/pictures can you see?
     
    Please also hear your child read and use Spelling Shed for 10 minutes everyday.
     
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