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Dragonfly - YEAR 1

Welcome to Dragonfly Class!

Meet the Team!  

Miss Barker
Class Teacher
Mrs Bosanquet
Teaching Assistant
   Mrs Smith 
1:1 Teaching Assistant

 

 

*** HOME LEARNING ***

Please scroll down for the latest news!!

* You can email me your work and photos to the following address - dragonfly@lmpsdorset.co.uk *

Click on the tab 'Celebrating Dragonfly's Home Learning!' to see the wonderful things that you and your friends have been up to! 

Friday 5th June 2020

Hello Year 1! That was a short week wasn’t it? Can’t believe we are at Friday already! After today’s learning you will have two days off to relax and enjoy yourselves! I have my niece’s birthday on Saturday so I will go and visit her (keeping my distance!), I’m going to carry on reading my book in the sunshine and do some gardening I think! What do you plan to do this weekend? Whatever you plan to do I hope you have a lovely time and I will be back posting on Monday!

Speak to you all then, Mrs Stokes :)

Here is your home learning for today:

1. Maths Task 1 - please complete up to 30 minutes on Mathletics https://login.mathletics.com/. The tasks have been assigned for you to do.

2. Maths Task 2- We are continuing with our White Rose maths and this week is all about number! 

  • Please go tohttps://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/
  • Please click on Summer - Week 4 w/c 11th May
  • You will see Lesson 3 Add and subtract worded problems. This is today’s lesson.
  • Watch the video and have a go at the activity (attached at the bottom of the page). Remember to check your answers at the end!

**Please note the worksheets are no longer available on the White Rose Website so I have attached the worksheet and answers at the bottom of this webpage for you to download and use**

3. English Task 1 – Spelling frame practise. New words will be set from next week.

4. English Task 2 Learning Objective: To plan and write a short story.

Success Criteria:

  • Capital letters
  • Full stops
  • Finger spaces
  • Check sentence make sense
  • Beginning, middle and end
  • Three characters, three foods

Task: Re-read ‘No Thank You!’ for the last time. You could try adding in ‘no thank you’ actions – shaking your head, turning way, crossing your arms, looking cross, wagging a finger, etc.

Today we are going to write our own version of No Thank You! Including new animals and foods.

 Use the Story Planner below to record which three animals will be in your story, which funny foods they will be given and what they will say. Try to include a really good describing word or words for each animal and each food on your Planner: e.g. enormous dog and juicy green lettuce.

 If you want, your animal can say ‘No thank you’ and something else e.g. I don’t like lettuce; I eat meat; Take it away... says the dog.

Once you have a plan you can start writing your version of the story! You could even make your story into a little book with different pages and pictures to go with your writing!

**Remember to use capital letters, full stops, finger spaces and check your sentences make sense. Also try using an exclamation mark instead of a full stop after ‘No thank you!’**

Something Extra… If you are making your story into a book you could design the front cover with the authors name (You!) and the back cover with a blurb of what your story is about!

**Extra PE Activity**

Mr Stokes is very good at PE, he teaches lots of PE activities at his school. He showed me a very cool PE website that has lots of fun activities to keep you all active! I had a look at ‘Fridays’ activities and thought that you might like to explore them. There are cool workout videos, games like ‘floor tennis’ and even some activities linked to Toy Story and Inside Out! If you would like to have a look and see what activity you could try here is the link:

https://www.pedssa.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/PE-at-home-KS1-KS2-1.pdf

Hope you enjoy getting active!!

Thursday 4th June 2020

Good morning Dragonflies! I hope you were able to get back into your home learning routine, well done if you managed to do some activities yesterday. I know it is tricky working at home, especially when it is hot, so make sure you take regular breaks, drink lots of water and don’t forget to have fun too!! I was very surprised to see it rain yesterday! My garden certainly did need a water, especially my sunflowers that I have been growing!

**Remember you are still able to send in examples of your work that you are proud of using your class email address, dragonfly@lmpsdorset.co.uk. I will check it regularly, reply to your emails and post any pieces of work I can onto your class webpage (I can’t post anything with your name on so make sure any pictures don’t show your name) Your teachers will check your emails too, so they will still be able to see all of your brilliant work!**

Here is your home learning for today:

1. Maths Task 1 - please complete up to 30 minutes on Mathletics https://login.mathletics.com/. The tasks have been assigned for you to do.

2. Maths Task 2- We are continuing with our White Rose maths and this week is all about number! 

  • Please go tohttps://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/
  • Please click on Summer - Week 4 w/c 11th May
  • You will see Lesson 2 Subtract within 20. This is today’s lesson.
  • Watch the video and have a go at the activity (attached at the bottom of the page). Remember to check your answers at the end!

**Please note the worksheets are no longer available on the White Rose Website so I have attached the worksheet and answers at the bottom of this webpage for you to download and use**

3. English Task 1 – Spelling frame practise. New words will be set from next week.

4. English Task 2 Learning Objective: To order the words in a sentence.

Success Criteria:

  • Look for the word with a capital letter that is the first word!
  • Look for the full stop that will be the last word!
  • Put all the other words into order.
  • Read the sentence to check it makes sense.
  • Make changes if you need to, check again.

Task: Start by re-reading No Thank You! (Attached at the bottom of the page) Each time you reach the line, ‘No thank you!’ say the words in an appropriate voice – rather cross, very firm, puzzled, maybe a bit upset.

Now look at the picture of the lion below. What great words could we use to describe the lion? Share ideas: golden, big, scary, fierce, sleepy, shaggy, etc. Record some describing words on paper. Now do the same thing for the snake, the pelican and the bat.

   

Next have a look at these jumbled up sentences below. Can you work out what order the words are meant to go in? Write the sentences out in the correct order. Remember to look for the capital letter and full stop because that will help you find the first and last work of each sentence!

**Extra Challenge**

If you really enjoyed these jumbled up sentences why don’t you make up some of your own and ask someone at home to unscramble them! You could make it even harder for your grown-ups by leaving out the capital letter and full stop, so they have to add it in!

**Extra Music Activity**

Miss Wells (our LMPS Music teacher) sent me a little music activity that she thought you all might like to try, so here it is… Happy singing!!

Click on the link below for a fun song to sing. How many people at home can join in with it?

Can you clap along in time?

Have fun!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ut5_ZaEAS3s&feature=emb_logo

Wednesday 3rd June 2020

Hello Dragonfly Class! Welcome back after your half term break! I hope you had a lovely week off and enjoyed the extra days off in the sunshine. As you know, some children have gone back to school today and some are going to be doing home learning for a little longer. Miss Barker is now back at school teaching her pod of children, so I (Mrs Stokes) will be continuing to set your home learning each day on your class webpage. I know Miss Barker will be missing all of you and thinking of you all. I will try to keep her updated on how you are getting on with all your home learning! I will be setting the same amount of work as before and don’t worry if you don’t manage to do every activity each day- just do what you can!

Miss Barker says hello! https://youtu.be/hz8IHuA5ZaU

The weather has been lovely and hot hasn’t it? What did you get up to during half term? I baked two cakes, spent time gardening and went swimming in the sea- it was cold!!

Here is the home learning for today:

1. Maths Task 1 - please complete up to 30 minutes on Mathletics https://login.mathletics.com/. The tasks have been assigned for you to do.

2. Maths Task 2- We are continuing with our White Rose maths and this week is all about number! 

  • Please go tohttps://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/
  • Please click on Summer - Week 4 w/c 11th May
  • You will see Lesson 1 Add by making 10. This is today’s lesson.
  • Watch the video and have a go at the activity (attached at the bottom of the page). Remember to check your answers at the end!

**Please note the worksheets are no longer available on the White Rose Website so I have attached the worksheet and answers at the bottom of this webpage for you to download and use**

3. English Task 1 – Spelling frame practise. New words will be set from next week.

4. English Task 2 Learning Objective: To use adjectives to describe.

Success Criteria:

  • Capital letters
  •  Full stops
  •  Finger spaces
  • Check your sentences make sense
  • Use adjectives (describing words)

Task: First I would like you to read this story called ‘No Thank You!’ I would like you to try to read the story yourself and impress your adults at home with your great decoding skills!!

**The story can be downloaded from the bottom of this page**

After you have read the story talk about what happens with your adult. Can you remember the order of what happens in the story? What foods did each animal get offered?

Then I would like you to think about what your favourite food is and draw a picture of that food.

Next I would like you to think of adjectives (describing words) to describe this food. When you have thought of different adjectives to describe your favourite food I want you to write three descriptive sentences about why you like this food so much! I have done an example for you to have a look at below:

Try to extend your sentences by using conjunctions (and, but, because) and add extra descriptive details! If you want to you can always write more than three sentences!

**Extra Challenge**

If you whizz through this activity and want something extra, try doing the same activity for your favourite animal!!

 

 

Great news! Ruth Miskin, creator of Read Write Inc, is running daily phonics lessons for children who are learning to read using RWI! 
They are scheduling Read Write Inc. Phonics lessons on Facebook and YouTube for children to watch at home, these will be available for 24 hours after being shown. 
They are releasing three short Speed Sound lessons with one of their trainers every day for the next two weeks.
The films will be available at the times below and then for 24 hours after. 

  • Set 1 Speed Sounds at 9.30 am
  • Set 2 Speed Sounds at 10.00 am
  • Set 3 Speed Sounds at 10.30 am 

They will also release a film of a teacher reading a poem for Reception and Year 1 children to join in with at 2:00pm every day. The poems will be available to watch again and again on YouTube.
 
Parents can sign up to either Read Write Inc Facebook page  or their YouTube channel

https://www.facebook.com/miskin.education/?mc_cid=5b8869f543&mc_eid=6974981631

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ?mc_cid=5b8869f543&mc_eid=6974981631

 

 

Monday 23rd March 2020

These activities can be completed in any order and with as many breaks in between! Parents and Carers - please praise your children for completed tasks and reward them with things like screen time, a cuddle, outdoor play, etc. It may help to stick with a routine day to day during the week to enable your child to become familiar with this new way of learning :-) 

1. Maths Task 1 - please complete up to 30 minutes on Mathletics https://login.mathletics.com/ We have set new tasks on number! 

2. Engish Task 1 - spend 15 minutes on Spelling Frame practising Spelling Rule 17 - 'ou' sound  https://spellingframe.co.uk/ 

3. English Task 2 - Watch the following film: https://www.literacyshed.com/bubbles.html

Learning objective - To create sentences using the word 'and'. 

Success Criteria (what to remember to use) - Full stops, finger spaces, capital letters, the word 'and'.

Activity - Think about a time you have been to the beach. Can you describe the beach? How did it look? What was there? Write down what you can see, hear, touch, smell and taste at the beach using the word 'and' in your sentences. 

For example - At the beach I can see seagulls and I can hear the waves crashing. 

 

Are you missing usernames and passwords?

Usernames and password reminders were sent home in the home learning packs. However, If you are missing passwords for Mathletics, Spellingframe or TT Rockstars please email resetpass@lmpsdorset.co.uk and we will send you usernames and passwords as soon as possible.

Free E Books

Click on the link below to access free online ebooks including Read,Write,Inc and Oxford Reading Tree books to read with your children at home. All you have to do is register by creating an account and you can continue to enjoy reading at home!! :-)  

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

Twinkl Access

You can also now access free teaching and learning resources from the Twinkl website for a month, by creating an account an entering the following code: CVDTWINKLHELPS 

Click on the link below to access this fantastic online resource!! 

 https://www.twinkl.co.uk/offer 

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Our wonderful hat creations after reading 'I Want My Hat Back'.

We designed and made our own hats using different materials and wrote about the designs in our English lesson.

 

 

The Alphabet

Now that we know our phonic sounds well and we are all able to read words we now need to know the names of each letter as well as the sound that it makes. 

We have been learning a fun alphabet song to help us along our way! Click on the link below to practise with us! 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/get-squiggling-letters-alphabet-song

What have we been learning?

English

In our English lessons we have been focusing our learning around the story 'Owl Babies'. We have retold the story by acting it out and using pictures, thinking about how the owls have been feeling and writing sentences about the story. 

Maths

In Maths we have been focusing on numbers and place value. We have been looking at comparing different amounts, continuing number sequences and counting backwards. 

Welcome to Year 1

P.E. days - Monday and Thursday. Please ensure P.E. kits are in school for the week.

Reading Records  - These will be checked every Monday - please ensure they are in your child's bookbag ready to be handed in.

Topic - Our first topic this year will be 'The Royals'

Home Learning - Spellings - Spelling frame (online). Children can practise their spellings and then must take the test at home before new spellings are set on Fridays. 

 

Useful websites:

www.phonicsbloom.com

www.phonicsplay.co.uk

www.topmarks.co.uk