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Hello Year 1 :)
You have been working so hard at home and I am SO proud of you all. You have made me smile every day with your wonderful work. I can't wait until we are all together again having fun in school, I'm sure it won't be long now. Keep smiling and being your lovely, happy selves. Remember to also listen to all of the instructions and help the grown ups in your house by tidying your bedroom and helping around the house sometimes (that would make them really happy!)
Keep being you, you are amazing :)

Mrs Davis
Thank you NHS

Muinat worked very hard to create this beautiful desktop background celebrating the NHS. Well done Muinat! Can you design a poster or a card saying thank you to ther NHS?

Home Learning Gallery WB 1.6.20
Home Learning WB 18.5.20

PDF copy of this weeks home learning tasks.

Home Learning Gallery WB 18.5.20

Here are the wonderful home learning activities Year 1 have been doing so far this week!

Home Learning WB 18.5.20
 

 

Monday

Activity 1

Reading –

read independently for 20 mins.

Listen to Mrs Davis reading Zog on the class page.

 

How do you think Zog feels when he gets hurt?

How do you think Zog feels when he gets a golden star?

How do you think Pearl feels about becoming a doctor?

Activity 2

Writing –

Find a picture of a setting on the internet. It could be a picture of a haunted house, a jungle or the ocean. Where would you like your setting to be?

Once you have found one, write down adjectives that you could use to describe that setting.

Activity 3

Maths

Do one page of work in your Maths work book.

Activity 4

Use the following video to practice the months of the year:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5enDRrWyXaw&list=PLqv4y60m_3_BsDssdzvrCueiho5Tc-1j8

Can you send me a video of you singing the song?

 

Activity 5

PE –

Take part in Joe Wick’s ‘PE with Joe’

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1







































 

 

Wednesday

Activity 1

Reading –

read independently for 20 mins.

Draw a poster for a book you have in your house. Could you write some adjectives on the poster to describe the book?

Maybe you could use words like: funny, scary, interesting

 

Activity 2

Maths –

Find out when eveyone’s birthday is that lives in your house. Can you order them thinking about the months song that you have been learning?

Activity 3

PSHE –

Design a poster about handwashing. Think about what people need to know about washing their hands. Can you put your poster in a bathroom in your house to help you family remember to wash their hands?

Activity 4

DT –

Make a reading den in a room in your house. Maybe you could use cushions or a blanket to help you.

Activity 5

PE -

It’s that time of the week again, dance party! Put on your favourite songs and dance dance dance

































 

 

Friday

Activity 1

Reading –

read independently for 20 mins.

Complete a book and answer the questions on Oxford Reading Buddy.

Activity 2

Maths –

Which month comes before February? _______________

Which month comes after July? _______________

Which month is the last month of the year? _______________

Which month is the 9th month of the year? _______________

How many months are there in a year? _______________

Activity 3

Science –

http://www.sciencefun.org/kidszone/experiments/

Choose a science experiment from this website and have a go at it. Remember to ask an adult for help.

Activity 4

Art –

Paint or draw a picture of your choice. Think about whether you will use paints, pencils, felt tips or another art tool in your house.

Send a picture of your masterpiece to year1@quarrymount primary.org.uk

Activity 5

PE –

Take part in Joe Wick’s ‘PE with Joe’

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Story Time

Hello Year 1! I hope you are doing some lovely activities at home. One thing I am missing is our story times, so I am going to be putting a stories here for you to enjoy! Missing you all very much, Mrs Davis.

The Gruffalo
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The Tiger Who Came To Tea
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We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
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The Wonky Donkey
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The Dinky Donkey
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Zog
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Home learning pictures

Here are some pictures of all your wonderful home learning!

Home Learning WB 11.5.20

Here is the PDF version of the home learning activities for this week.

Home Learning WB 11.5.20
 

 

Monday

Activity 1

Reading –

read independently for 20 mins.

Go onto Oxford Reading Buddy and choose a book of your book band. Can you read the book over the next 2 days and then answer the questions independently?

Activity 2

Writing –

Can you help a grown up in your family to write the shopping list this week? Use your phonics knowledge to help you write each word.

 

Activity 3

PSHE

Can you draw and label what you might find in a first aid kit. If you have one in your home perhaps you could get a grown up to show you what is inside. (some ideas, plasters, bandages, gloves, scissors, wipes, safety pins.)                                                          

Activity 4

Geography –

Use this link -  https://www.bestcoloringpagesforkids.com/world-map-coloring-pages.html

Can you label all of the continents of the world? You could even colour in each continent a different colour. If you can’t print it out, list all the continents and have a try and drawing each one.

 

Activity 5

PE –

Take part in Joe Wick’s ‘PE with Joe’

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1




































 

 

Wednesday

Activity 1

Reading –

read independently for 20 mins.

Can you read a story to an adult? Think about how you can make the story exciting with your voice. If no adult is available, how about reading to a brother, sister or even a pet!

 

Activity 2

Maths –

Can you do some baking or some cooking? Make sure you get a grown up to help you. Remember to send a picture or a video to year1@quarrymountprimary.org.uk

Activity 3

PSHE –

Watch the red cross video it is in 3 parts. Watch all 3 parts. Do this with a grown up so you can talk to them about what is happening.

https://lifeliveit.redcross.org.uk/Stay-safe/Hot-chocolate-part1

https://lifeliveit.redcross.org.uk/Help-save-lives/Hot-chocolate-part2

https://lifeliveit.redcross.org.uk/Emergency-action/Hot-chocolate-part3

Talk with a grown up about what Kelly did to help her brother Dan.  What number did she call in the emergency? What questions did the emergency operator ask her? Did she do the right thing?

Activity 4

Art –

Make a monster using anything you can find around the house (that your grown up says you can use!)

How many arms, eyes and legs will your monster have? What colour will it be?

Make sure you send your pictures to me, although I am a bit scared to see what your monsters will look like!

 

Activity 5

PE -

It’s that time of the week again, dance party! Put on your favourite songs and dance dance dance














































 

 

Friday

Activity 1

Reading –

read independently for 20 mins.

What is your favourite book? Can you draw a picture of the front cover? Also, write a sentence about why it is your favourite book.

___________ is my favourite book because ___________________

 

Activity 2

Maths –

Have a try at counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. Can you make a game up? You could play hopscotch, or group items together in your home!

 

Activity 3

PSHE –

Role play an emergency telephone call with someone in your family. One person be the caller the other person be the emergency service operator.

Remember you will need to say which emergency service you require, fire, police or ambulance, your name , where you are, what has happened, how many people are hurt.

You can refer to the ‘Emergency call’ worksheet to help you if you are unsure what to say

You could video this or take a photo and send it to your teacher.   

Activity 4

DT –

Make a den in your house. Which room will you make the den in? What materials will you use?

Send me a picture to year1@quarrymountprimary.org.uk when you have completed it.

Activity 5

PE –

Take part in Joe Wick’s ‘PE with Joe’

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

VE day celebrations

Raheem has been doing some VE day activities! He has been preparing for a party by making bunting and decorating biscuits. Yum yum!

Home Learning Week 5

Home Learning activities for the Week Beginning 4.5.20

 

Monday

Activity 1

Reading – read independently for 20 mins.

Go onto Oxford Reading Buddy and choose a book of your book band. Can you read the book over the next 2 days and then answer the questions independently?

Activity 2

Writing – Design and write a card to Captain Tom Moore wishing him a happy birthday.

 

Activity 3

Science

HOW TO GROW A RAINBOW- Did you know that you can grow your own rainbow?

You will need:

• Kitchen roll/paper towel • Felt-tip pens • Two small bowls of water • Paperclip • Thread

What to do:

1. Cut the kitchen roll paper into the shape of a rainbow.

2. At each end, use the felt-tip pens to colour a rainbow about 2cm up from the bottom.

Remember the order of the colours: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet.

3. Attach the paperclip to the top of the rainbow and tie a piece of thread to it. This will allow you to hold your rainbow.

4. Add water to two bowls.

5. Hold the rainbow with both ends slightly submerged into each bowl of water and watch your rainbow grow.

The science bit-A rainbow is a meteorological phenomenon formed when light (usually sunlight) passes through droplets of water hanging in the atmosphere.

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/how-to-grow-a-rainbow-experiment-science-activity-t-sc-2549961

Activity 4

Art –

Design some bunting that you could put up on display for Friday’s VE celebrations.

Have a look at this page for some ideas.

https://www.bakerross.co.uk/craft-ideas/kids/ve-day-bunting/

Activity 5

PE –

Take part in Joe Wick’s ‘PE with Joe’

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1





















































 

 

Wednesday

Activity 1

Reading – read independently for 20 mins.

Go to this link -  https://www.pobble365.com/expecto-patronum

Who do you think this person is in the picture?

What do you think they are doing?

Where do you think they are going?

Activity 2

Maths –

Complete 2 pages in your Maths activity books.

 

Activity 3

Science –

BUILD A SOAP POWERED BOAT

You will need: *A foam tray (like the kind meat comes in) or a piece of cardboard * A tray or bowl full of water *Liquid soap *A toothpick

What to do:

Cut the foam tray or cardboard into a boat shape as shown below: A good size seems to be about

5-6 cms. Next dip the toothpick into the liquid soap and wipe it around the back of the boat (the triangle bit). Place the boat onto the water and watch carefully- does it move across the water on its own?  If yes then you’ve made a soap powered boat! To try it again, you need to wash and dry the bowl or tray carefully so there is no soap left.

To make it a scientific experiment you could try to answer these questions.

Does it travel better in hot or cold water?

Which materials make the best floating boat?

Does liquid soap, washing up liquid or a solid soap work better?

https://sciencebob.com/build-a-soap-powered-model-boat/#.Xp_u3PEpnfE.mailto

ALSO SEE  MAKE A PAPERCLIP FLOAT https://sciencebob.com/make-a-paperclip-float/#.Xp_v9KRi4G0.mailto

Activity 4

DT –

Can you have a go at baking something for VE celebrations on Friday?

Here is a recipe for Victoria Sponge, a classic English cake.

You can have a go at any baking recipe you would like to though. Remember to send some pictures through of your yummy creations.

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/classic-victoria-sandwich-recipe

Activity 5

PE -

Have a dance party! This week is all about celebrating and being with our families, so put on your favourite tunes and dance around for 30 minutes. Maybe you could even get the grown ups involved





























































 

 

Thursday

Activity 1

Reading – read independently for 20 mins.

Share your favourite book at home with an adult.

Explain to them why it is your favourite book. Can you share it in a video so it can go on the website?

Send your videos to year1@quarrymountprimary.org.uk

Activity 2

Writing – Write out some invitations for your picnic. Can you hand them out to the people in your family?

Try and make them as colourful and as exciting as you can!

Activity 3

Art – Design a plane that could have been flown in WW2.

Here is a website to help you with your design:

https://www.ducksters.com/history/world_war_ii/ww2_aircraft.php

Activity 4

Have a VE day picnic in your house our outside if you have a garden or yard.

You could even share out some of the yummy baking creations you made yesterday.

Remember to send in some pictures of your picnics!

Activity 5

PE –

Take part in Joe Wick’s ‘PE with Joe’

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Let's Exercise!

Can you do some exercise at home like Mohammed? Send me your videos of you doing some super exercise too!

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Home Learning WB 4.5.20

We are starting to get some pictures through of your wonderful learning this week. Keep sending in your wonderful pieces of work :) They make me so proud!

Home Learning WB 27.4.20

There are lots of pictures to help you in this week's home learning tasks so I have made them a PDF. Have fun! :)

Let's Stay Active!

Can you try and do some of the PE challenges like Kebron and Idris? Idris even got his little sister to join in! I can't wait to see more fantastic photos of you all doing the PE activities!

Ramadan Celebrations

Idris has been celebrating the beginning of Ramadan with his family. This is a very special time in the Islamic calendar. Do you know anybody who is taking part in Ramadan? Here are some useful websites to find out more! https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/23286976 https://www.softschools.com/facts/holidays/ramadan_facts/1585/ http://projectbritain.com/calendar/August/Ramadan.html

Amazing reading

Proud teacher moment! Adam sent me a wonderful video of him reading. Can you see how confident he is reading each word? I also love to see that he is enjoying reading. Well done Adam! Super effort :)

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Home Learning Gallery WB 27.4.20

Remember to check here throughout the week to see your work! Have a look at some of the wonderful things Year 1 have been doing this week.

Wonderful Artwork

Be kind, be happy. What a wonderful message from Chloe. If you look carefully, you can see Quarry Mount in the background! Well done for creating some beautiful art!

Home Learning Pictures WB 20.4.20

Well done to everyone who has been sending it work this week! It's been fabulous seeing you trying hard and having fun. Please send any work you have been doing to year1@quarrymountprimary.org.uk

Home Learning Week 3 WB 20.4.20

 

Monday

Activity 1

Reading – read independently for 20 mins.

Listen to ‘The Tiger who Came to Tea’ on the class page.

How is Sophie feeling?

How is Mummy feeling?

How is Daddy feeling?

How is the tiger feeling?

Use the words and the pictures to help you.

I think…because…

Activity 2

Writing – Write down the names of the people in your family. Remember to use capital letters for names!

Now write down one thing you know about each person. It could be their favourite food, their favourite colour or any other fact you know about them.

 

Activity 3

Maths

Use what you have learned in class to complete these missing number problems.

 

1. 5 + ? = 17

2. ? + 6 = 13

3. 8 + 9 = ?

4. 7 + ? = 16

5. ? + 3 = 20

 

Activity 4

History -

Part 1

Draw a picture of everyone who lives in your house with you. Can you write their names?

What do the people in your house have in common?

Part 2

Have you got any photos of family in your house?

How many people in the photos do you recognise?

Do you know how they are related to you?

Activity 5

PE -

Complete PE with Joe each morning

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/videos

Create an obstacle course in a room in your house or in your garden. Try to include at least 3 different activities of movements
































































 

 

Wednesday

Activity 1

Reading – read independently for 20 mins.

Read ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ on the class page.

At the end of the story, the bear is alone. What do you predict he is going to do next?

I predict…

I predict that he is going to go swimming in the sea and catch some yummy fish!

Activity 2

Writing – Write a letter to Mrs Davis saying what you would like to learn when we get back to school. Are there any things you would like to do that we haven’t done so far this year?

It could be painting, singing, playing or any other activities you have enjoyed so far. Also try and explain why using ‘because’

Activity 3

Maths – Use what you have learned in class to complete these missing number problems.

 

1. ? – 6 = 3

2. 18 – 5 = ?

3. 16 - ? = 4

4. ? – 9 = 5

5. 12 - ? = 8

 

Activity 4

History –

Research what a family tree is. Can you think about who would be in your family tree? Some good websites are:

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/cfe-p-258-what-is-a-family-tree-powerpoint?sign_in=1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wdM1Rx0HdI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYJcYLEN2tg

 

You can also listen to this story called Me and My Family Tree

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-sls-CzzlQ

Activity 5

PE -

Complete PE with Joe each morning

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/videos

Put on your favourite piece of music. Can you dance around for the whole song? Try and make some big movements and some small movements.



























































 

 

Friday

Activity 1

Reading – read independently for 20 mins.

Go to the following website:

https://www.pobble365.com/the-visitor

 

Where do you think the robot has come from?

How do you think the people are feeling?

What do you think is going to happen next?

Activity 2

Writing – Using the image from the reading activity, can you write a story about the robot?

Think about what the robot might do and where he might go. Is he a friendly robot or an unkind robot?

Activity 3

Maths – Answer the following multiplication questions using the knowledge that you have learned in class.

 

1. 6 X 2 =

2. 8 X 2 =

3. 3 X 2 =

4. 5 X 2 =

5. 9 X 2 =

Activity 4

History

Draw a family tree that includes your family. You can choose to do your immediate family (grandparents, parents, siblings) or make it bigger and do your extended family (aunties, uncles, cousins)

You can make it on a computer, or draw it on paper. Make it as interesting and as big or small as you want. You can use photographs of your family or draw them. How will you present your family tree?

Activity 5

PE -

Complete PE with Joe each morning

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/videos

Try and complete a pattern of movements. Have at least 4 different movements.

They could be roll, jump, skip, run.

Online Maths Fun!

Numbots have been extremely kind and given us a trial of Numbots! This is an amazing maths tool for your child to use to help them with their learning and it is linked to Times Table Rockstars which older children in the school use a lot.

To access Numbots, please visit:
https://play.numbots.com/#/account/search-school

From here, type in the school postcode: LS6 2JP and select Quarry Mount Primary School.
After this step, type in your child's Times Table Rock Stars log in which they received in their home learning packs.

Any issues, please do not hesitate to contact me on year1@quarrymountprimary.org.uk
Homework Hero!

Our first home learning Homework Hero is... Noor! Well done! I have chosen Noor because he has sent lots of different types of activities through, not just work sheets. My favourite thing to see is you all enjoying yourselves, and I love seeing your smiling faces. Noor also retold 'The Three Little Pigs'. That is also on this page so scroll down to have a watch :) Well done Noor, Mrs Davis and Miss Crooks are very proud of you!

Home Learning Gallery WB 30.3.20

Here are some pictures of the wonderful activities Year 1 have been doing this week. Can you have a go at doing some of the activities? Well done to all of the children who have been sending work in!

Story tellers

Idris, Everett and Noor have been telling stories! Have a look at their wonderful videos! Can you have a go at retelling a story that you know?

Idris
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Everett
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Noor
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Home Learning Week 2
Week Beginning 30.3.20

Hello! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! Here are all of your learning activities for this week :)

Mrs Davis
 

 

Monday

Activity 1

Reading – read independently for 20 mins.

Can you retell a story that you know? Maybe The Three Little Pigs, or Little Red Riding Hood!

 

Activity 2

Writing – Practise your handwriting.

This about giraffe, pig and monkey letters.

Can you write your full name putting all of the whooshes in the correct places?

 

Activity 3

Maths – Can you log onto Times Table Rockstars? Try your 2X table.

 

Activity 4

Topic – DT - Make a flower using junk around your house. What could you use for the roots? What could you use for the petals?

Activity 5

PE -

Complete PE with Joe each morning

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/videos

 

 

Wednesday

Activity 1

Reading – read independently for 20 mins.

Retell a different story now. Remember to use language like ‘Once upon a time’ and ‘Early one morning’. Can you make your voice sound exciting?

 

Activity 2

Writing – Choose your favourite character. It could be from a book, film or television programme.

Plan what adjectives you could use to describe this character.

 

Activity 3

Maths –  Can you log onto Times Table Rockstars? Try your 5X table.

 

Activity 4

Topic – Art – Can you collect some leaves from outside and create some leaf rubbings? What different patterns can you see? Use this video to help you.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExuW4ks6Uf8

Activity 5

PE -

Complete PE with Joe each morning

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/videos

 

 

 

 

Friday

Activity 1

Reading – read independently for 20 mins.

Complete the next page in your phonics book.

Activity 2

Writing – Have a look at your plan that you did earlier. Can you now write a paragraph describing your character? Remember to focus on your handwriting!

Activity 3

Maths – Can you log onto Times Table Rockstars? Try your 10X table.

Activity 4

Topic – History – Can you pretend to be an explorer like Richard Spruce? Think about all the things an explorer might need to take with them on a dangerous trip to the Amazon Rainforest. Have a look at this video to see what the Amazon Rainforest looks like! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEsV5rqbVNQ

Activity 5

PE – Can you make an obstacle course?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KS0v8uyR8CU Use this video for inspiration.

Remember to wash your hands

Here is Adam showing us all how we should wash our hands! Can everyone try and wash their hands with Adam?

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Home learning

Well done to everyone for doing some wonderful home learning! I have been getting lots of pictures showing me what you have been up to. Keep sending me your fabulous pictures :)

Here are your activites for the rest of the week beginnings 23.3.20
Remember to send any of your work to year1@quarrymountprimary.org.uk
I am very excited to see what fun activities you are doing at home.

 

Wednesday

Activity 1

Reading – read independently for 20 mins. Write a sentence or draw a picture
about how one of your characters is feeling.

Challenge!: Can you explain why?  I think…because…

Activity 2

Writing - Go to the website: www.pobble365.com

What animal can you see? Can you think of some adjectives to
describe the animals?

Now write some sentences. Challenge yourself to use conjunctions
(and OR because)

Activity 3

Maths – Complete the next page in your Mental Maths activity book.

 

Activity 4

Science – Visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/htbg/module2/evergreen_and_deciduous_plants1.shtml

Look out of your window. Can you see and deciduous or evergreen trees?

Take some pictures of them and email them to me at year1@quarrymountprimary.org.uk

 

Activity 5

PE -

Complete PE with Joe each morning

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/videos

 

 

 

 

Friday

Activity 1

Reading – read independently for 20 mins.

Complete the next page in your phonics book.

Activity 2

Writing – Write a letter to someone in your home. Think about what kind things you can write. Can you thank them for something they have done for you?

Activity 3

Maths – Make a table listing all of the things you can see in your house that are; circles, squares, rectangles and triangles.

Activity 4

Topic – Music – Listen to the song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A16Cu6Ic1pA

Can you make up some actions to go with this song? Remember, it’s all about Spring! Send me a video of your super actions to year1@quarrymountprimary.org.uk

I can’t wait to see your videos!

Activity 5

PE – Complete PE with Joe each morning

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/videos

 

Advice for reading at home

Your child will have been sent their home reading book home. This book is colour coded according to their reading level. If you would like to access more books you can do so online.

In your pack from school you will find a login for 'OXFORD READING BUDDY' - https://www.oxfordreadingbuddy.com/uk

When you log in, the books you can access are colour coded according to children's reading levels. Please check the colour of your child's home reading book, this will correspond with a number on the Oxford Reading Buddy website. If you are unsure of your child's reading level, please email me – Year1@quarrymountprimary.org.uk

 

Pink

Oxford level 1

Red

Oxford level 2

Yellow

Oxford level 3

light blue

Oxford level 4

green

Oxford level 5

orange

Oxford level 6


In light of the current situation, some sites are also offering free access to books online if you create an account. Have a look here:

https://worldbook.kitaboo.com/reader/worldbook/#!/

I hope this helps you to continue enjoying reading whilst children are not able to access the resources in school. Thank you for your support!

 

Bean Plants

I have given the left over long bean plants a lovely new home in my garden. I am making sure they get everything they need. Can you remember what plants need to grow? I have given them some garden netting to help them climb up high. Maybe they could even reach the giant's castle in the clouds! Do you think they will? I wonder if you can help your bean plant grow high too. Send me some pictures to year1@quarrymountprimary.org.uk of your tall bean plants! I can't wait to see them :)

Home learning - 23rd and 24th March 2020

Here are the home learning activities you can do at home on the days beginning 23.3.20 and 24.3.20. All activities can be recorded in the home learning books provided. There are lots of other fun activities that can be done in your home learning packs!

World Book Day

We had some amazing costumes for World Book Day this year! Well done to everyone who came in wonderful outfits!

Vegetables

In Year 1, we made a delicious salad using lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes and peppers. We learned how to chop vegetables safely, using the ‘claw’ technique. We then got to try our delicious salads. They were so yummy!

Planting Seeds

We have had so much fun planting seeds! We can't wait to watch our bean sprouts grow.

Model Text - Spring 2

This half term we are learning 'The Enormous Turnip'. You can use the story map to help your child learn the model text. We also have two wonderful members of Year 1 demonstrating all of the model text. Well done!

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Hey Ewe! Christmas Play 2019

The children in Year 1 and 2 performed their Christmas Play in December to all the grown ups. They did an amazing job and made us all very proud!

Model Text - Spring 1

This half term, we are learning a new model text that describes The Gruffalo! Use this story map to help your child memorise the text. Don't forget to use the actions!

Model Text Practice

This half term, we are learning how to write reports. Please can you practise the model text with your child at home using the story map.

World of Work Week

Wow! What a super World of Work week! We had a visit from Alice and Mike, who work at BBC Look North. We were able to look at a real camera and pretend that we were presenting the news. We also had a visit from Nurse Fraser who taught us about what she did in her job at St James'. She also showed us how to put on a bandage, how to listen to a heart beat using a stethoscope and how to perform CPR! Finally, Miss Crooks showed us the special work she does at Starbucks, when she isn't at Quarry Mount teaching us.

Welcome to Year 1 (2019)
 
Important information:

Physical Education
PE days are Mondays and Wednesdays and children will need their PE kits in school all week.
PE kit should consist of a t-shirt and shorts and a pair of pumps .

Reading Books
Please ensure that your child brings their reading book everyday.
Books will be changed on Mondays but your child must have their reading diary signed to say they have read to an adult. Please try to listen to your child reading for at least 5-10 minutes each day.
Sharing a book at bedtime or reading a story to your child will help them develop a love for reading!

Spellings and Phonics
Spelling Tests take place on Mondays and new spellings will be given out on Mondays. Words will be stuck/written into the children's spelling books and their test results will also be in these. Please make sure that your child looks after their book and that you check it regularly. Thank you.

Homework
Your children will be set a piece of homework weekly. This will be phonics or maths. A text will be sent home with the page number to be completed. This will be sent out on  Tuesday and brought back on a Friday.
A homework menu linked to our learning in class will also be sent out at the start of each half term. There will be six activities on this menu. Each activity will be allocated points and you and your child can choose which activities you complete.
 We also encourage parents to practise times tables with their children so that they can learn them by reciting them and know them by heart. They should practise x2,x10 and x5.

Reading Eggs and Mathletics websites
 The school has paid for all Year 1 children to use these sites at school and at home.
Log in details and passwords have been sent home. If you have lost your child's deatils please ask for another copy.

 
and finally....
If you have any questions about Year 1 and the things we do, please come and talk to either Mrs Davis or Miss Crooks.