Year 1 Activities for Thursday 20th May and Friday 21st May
With the school being closed for the next two days, Thursday 20th and Friday 21st May, the Year 1 Team have put together some further activities so that the children can continue with their learning until we hopefully see them all again on Monday 24th May. All of the following activities are linked directly to the curriculum we would have been following this week. However, please do not feel as if you need to get the children to do all of them, as we have put plenty choice (both in this entry and the previous ones we have posted this week and last week) for them to work from for the next few days. It would be great if the children picked out activities that they will enjoy doing and then brought the work into school to show everyone once we are back.
To help with their phonics, the websites below are excellent. Some of them also have sheets that can be printed off so that the children can practice their handwriting.
(Update regarding websites listed on this post – 16:30 Thursday 20.05.10. It seems that some parents and children have had problems opening some of the links we had suggested. The problems were to do with the links to Word documents, as the PDF ones seem to be working. Our apologies for this – these links have now been removed).
· Phonics websites - long ‘ai’ sound, long ‘ee’ sound,
Investigating Alternative Spellings /ai/
Investigating Alternative Spellings /ee/
· Printable resources for long ‘ai ‘sounds (to go with the websites above)
ai Phoneme Spotter Story (pdf)
ai Best Guess Poster (pdf)
· Printable resources for long ‘ee’ sounds (to go with the websites above)
ee Phoneme Spotter Story (pdf)
ee Best Guess Poster (pdf)
As a part of our Fantasy Topic, the children might like to think about setting a story on a “Monster Island”.
On this island there are monsters with:
1 leg called - uniplods
2 legs called - duoplods
3 legs called - triplods
4 legs called - quadroplods
5 legs called - pentaplods
It would be great if the children could design a poster or a brochure to tell their friends about all of the things that they would find on their “Monster Island”. Make sure that they write and talk about all of the different types of monsters that might be there – what the monsters are like, where they live and what they do.
Please can the children then draw these strange creatures in their brochure? Maybe they are spotted, or striped, colourful or camouflaged. We can't wait to hear all about their adventures on “Monster Island”!!
If you have any good fantasy books at home the children could draw a story map of their favourite one – ensuring that all of the events appear in the correct sequence. Make sure that they decide what the main aspects of the story are and include them in their plan. If they need to make some notes on their map to help them tell the story to their friends, make sure that the illustrations are annotated (labelled and written about) as well.
Linking to our number work at the moment (word problems) get the children to think about making up some number problem questions about the monsters they have created for their “Monster Island”. For example, “If there are 3 duoplods and 2 uniplods how many legs are there altogether?” If they are unsure about making up some questions of their own, you could create some for them to answer – sometimes using both ‘+’ and ‘-‘ in the same word problem. Have fun!
We will talk to the children once we are back at school (as we did on Tuesday morning) about what they have done and then look at what they have been learning and working on while they were at home. Please check the school website before Monday 24th May for further updates and information. Hopefully we will see you all next week. Once more, 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.
The Year 1 Team.