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Work for Wednesday 19th May

Published Tuesday, May 18, 2010.

Dear 1S Parents,

Please find below the latest update of activities that the children can do while we are not at school. This information can also be found on the main Year 1 website - accessed through the Patana main webpage.

I hope to see you all soon.

Kind regards,

Mr. M.


Year 1 Activities - Wednesday 19th May

Dear Parents,

With the School being closed today (Wednesday 19th May), due to the current political situation, it would be great if you could please continue to work on the activities that have been placed on the Year 1 webpage over the past few days, as these are areas that we would have been learning about at school. These are the activities and ideas listed for Last Friday (the 14th May) and this Monday (the 17th May). Please also refer to the Year 1 Newsletters, either the hard copy version or the online version, from the past two weeks (wb 10th and 17th May) for other possible ideas linked to the work that we are doing at the moment.

Here are a few extra activities to add to the ones already listed:

When reading, can the children become “Sound Detectives” and find all of the different sounds they have been learning in class? How many can you find in one book?

When they have finished reading a book, instead of the grown up asking the questions, see if the children can ask any about the book for others to answer. Remember to remind the children to use the question words at the beginning – why, where, when, who what and how. Some children may need some initial help to think of questions to ask and you can model how to look for information and then ask a question about it. With a little help they should get the idea. This is another good way for them to show their comprehension of the text.

In Science, we have been looking at how shadows are formed when light source is blocked. If it is a sunny day, the children can go outside and experiment with their own shadow. Can they make it as tall as they can, as short as they can, as wide as they can, as narrow as they can? Can they hide it all together? Is this possible? Can they place their foot onto their own shadow’s head? If you could take some photos of these activities and write about what you find out then we can share the discoveries when the children come back to school.

In Maths we are looking at number riddles and shape word questions. For example, what is the answer to 2+3+5-4=? Give the children different examples of number strings to work out and then talk about how they did it. It is important for them to understand the method and the organisation needed to work out more complex questions. If the children find these riddles easy, then try some with larger numbers and see how they go! They can use any practical equipment to help them, or they can write things down if that is better for them

For the shape word questions the children have to use their knowledge of the properties of 2D and 3D shape to work out the answers to the questions. Once they are happy with answering questions they can then move on to writing their own for others to answer. Please discuss what they have done at each stage to make sure that their understanding of the process is clear and the method that they use is working properly. An example of the sort of question they can answer is: “If there are 3 triangles and 2 squares, how many side are there all together?” or “If there are 5 triangles and you take 1 triangle away, how many corners will there be?”

If you have something that you would like to be posted on your class blog, about what you have been doing at home, please log on and write a comment – it would be lovely to be able to share these once we are back at school.

Sadly, the Year 1 Swimming Gala has had to be postponed and we hope that it will be rearranged for another date in the not too distant future.

We will talk to the children once we are back at school (as we did on Tuesday morning) and look at what they have done while they were at home. Please check the school website before Thursday 20th May for further updates and information. Thank you for all of your support with your children’s learning at home, it is very much appreciated.

Please take care and stay safe – we look forward to seeing everybody soon.

Kind regards,

The Year 1 Team.


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