Year 1 Home Learning W/c 18th May
Monday 18.05.2020
Phonics: The focus in phonics this week is on some phase 5 tricky words, phase 5 sound recap and some focus on high frequency words. On Phonics Play, play ‘Tricky Word Trucks’ and focus on phase 4 tricky words. To then focus on the phase 5 tricky words ‘Mr, Mrs, looked, called and asked’ and discuss the tricky parts of the words. To fit in with the learning we have been doing on the spider Anansi, the children’s task is to draw Anansi and write these tricky words on his legs. They could also draw some of Anansi’s sons, and write the words on their legs, to practise these words more. Since spiders have eight legs and there are only five tricky words to focus on, on the remaining legs, the
children could write a sentence about Anansi, which must include one of these tricky words. For example, ‘Anansi looked at the turtle’. These tricky word spiders would be great to see on Class Dojo!
Literacy: This week we will look at riddles. These are short pieces of writing which give the reader clues as to what the answer to the riddle might be. They can be interesting, puzzling and are always fun to read as they get you thinking. Together have a look at the riddles power point. Talk together about any patterns you can see eg at the bottom of each riddle it reads “ What am I ?” What is the punctuation mark at the end of each riddle? What are the clues which give the answer away? Did you get it straight away? Then have a look at the riddles in the document at the bottom of the home learning . When you have solved the riddles you can draw the animals and write I am a ……. There is a suggested format below!
Maths: The focus in maths this week, is to solve subtraction sums, to solve missing number sums for addition and subtraction and to continue using the bar model. For today’s lesson, the children need some onedigit and one digit subtraction sums and some twodigit and onedigit subtraction sums written out for them. Discuss with your child that unlike addition where the numbers in the sum can be in any order, in subtraction, it is always the biggest number that is first in the sum. The children then need to solve the subtraction sums written out for them. They can use the methods of using concrete resources or pictorial representation to solve the sums. For example, on the sum of 12 – 8 =, the children need to make the biggest amount (12) with counters, pebbles or paper clips for instance and then they need to look at the smaller amount in the sum (8) and take away 8 of the counters for example from the total amount of 12. They then need to count how many are left, once 8 have been removed. For using the pictorial representation method, this is shown below.
Science/Geography: Last week we were talking and learning about the things living creatures need to survive. You ended the week by looking at the wildlife that can be seen around the water holes and rivers in Africa. This week we will be looking at the environment on our back doorstep and how we can attract wildlife into our own gardens or windowsills. Have a look at RSPB big garden birdwatch – How to attract birds into your garden . Then investigate which birds might visit your garden . https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2019/03/10gardenbirds If time complete the following garden bird spotting sheet, writing the names of the birds you have discovered visit your garden .
Tuesday 19.05.2020
Phonics: To focus on the phase 5 sound ‘oy’. To play ‘Buried Treasure’ on Phonics Play. To then use some of the real words used in the game to create your own toy shop. The children can draw lots of toys on a piece of paper and possibly some wrapped up presents in the toy shop as well. They need to use some of the words that they read in the game, to write on the different toys. For a challenge, they could write some sentences on the toys as well. Extra challenge, how many ‘oy’ words can you get into one sentence? We would really enjoy seeing these on Class Dojo!
Literacy: Have a look at another riddle power point. Today you are going to get prepared to write your own riddle. You need to decide to write about an animal which you know lots about eg how many legs it has ? What skin covering it has? Where it lives ? What sound it makes? As we have been looking at the different animals which live in the countries of Africa, you might like to choose one of these. Using the suggested layout can you make a plan for your riddle ? Today you are just making notes for the riddle as you will be writing the sentences tomorrow. It is perfectly alright to note down just the key words about your animal eg tan, brown fur . If you are stuck for ideas ,have a listen to the reading of the Anansi story again ! What notes could you make about him? An example is shown below .
Maths: The children are going to focus on subtraction again today. However, they are going to show their answers in the representation of a bar model. They need to have subtraction sums written out for them, which focus on twodigit subtracting onedigit numbers and onedigit subtracting onedigit numbers. When they write the answer, they need to write the answer after the equal sign of the sum and then put the sum into a bar model. An example of this is shown below. The children will need a demonstration of how to do this before starting it for themselves.
DT / Science : Today you are going to encourage some birds to visit you garden by making a simple bird feeder. http://www.treetoolsforschools.org.uk/categorymenu/?cat=activities play bird games. https://www.rspb.org.uk/funandlearning/forkids/gamesandactivities/activities/assembleanapplebirdfeeder/ Using these simple instructions can you make your own apple bird feeder. NB There are lots of other fun ideas on both sites so what you make is really dependent on your resources. See apple feeder picture below as a guide.
Apple bird feeder
You will need:

An apple (an adult will need to core this first)

Two small sticks (each about 25cm long)

A piece of string (about 50cm long)
How to make your apple bird feeder:
1. Using one end of your string, tie the two sticks securely together to form an X.
2. Make a loop at the other end of the string so you can hang it up.
3. Thread the string through the cored apple until the apple meets the sticks.
An apple bird feeder
Wednesday 20.05.2020
Phonics: To focus on the phase 5 sound ‘ir’. To play ‘Dragon’s Den’ on Phonics Play. Since the caption action we look at on the sound ‘ir’ is ‘ir, ir, girl with the curl’, the children’s task is to draw someone with really long, curly hair. Inside the hair, the children need to write some of the real words read in the game. For a challenge, they could also write some sentences with ‘ir’ words in. For an extra challenge, they need to write a sentence with the words ‘girl, twirl and thirteen’ in it.
Maths: Today’s task, is to solve addition missing number sums. The children are going to be detectives today and help find out which number is missing to complete the sum. The children will need addition missing number sums written for them, focusing on twodigit and onedigit sums and onedigit and onedigit sums. Discuss that since addition can be done in any order, the missing number could be either number. For example, 14 + _ = 19 or _ + 5 = 12. To solve this missing number problem, which the children have learnt before, they need to make the biggest number from the sum that they have, then take away the smaller number in the sum that is shown and count how many are left. They can use concrete resources like the ones used on the previous day, or they can use a pictorial representation to solve it. This is shown below. For a challenge, you could write the missing addition sums as 17 = 12 + _ or 19 = _ + 7.
Literacy: Have a look at your notes about your animal from yesterday. Can you use your ideas to write your riddle?If you are up for the challenge you could do a few and make your own riddle book. Here’s a plan and riddle for a meerkat.
Science: Watch your bird feeder and garden throughout the day and record which birds visit your garden . Use your sheet from Monday to do this. Using what you have learned , can you get someone to film you talking about some of the birds you have seen in your garden . Can you tell someone what to do to get more birds into your garden ? You can tell them how to make a feeder for example>
Thursday 21.05.2020
Phonics: To focus on the phase 5 sound ‘ue’. This can be pronounced in two different ways, which are ‘ue’ as in oo in the word glue and u as in the word queue. To play ‘Picnic on Pluto’ on Phonics Play. To write out some sentences which contain ‘ue’ words and cut up the sentences, so it is one sentence per piece of paper. The children need to draw a queue on one piece of paper and on another piece of paper, they need to draw some glue. This is to represent the two different sounds the ‘ue’ digraph makes. The children then need to read the sentences and decide which sound the ‘ue’ word is making. Once they have decided, they need to put the sentence either on the queue drawing, or on the glue drawing. A top tip we teach is, if it is not a real word with one sound, you need to try the alternative way to say the sound. (Examples of ‘ue’ words to use in the sentences queue, rescue, glue, blue, true, argue, clue, Sue, tissue, fuel and due).
Maths: Today’s task is to complete subtraction missing number sums and the children are again going to be detectives to find the missing number. Discuss that unlike addition, only the first number of the sum can be missing as subtraction can only be done with the biggest number first. To have twodigit taking away onedigit sums and onedigit subtracting onedigit sums written out for the children to answer. For example, 12  _ = 4 or 9  _ = 2. Similarly to addition missing numbers, the children need to choose the method of concrete resources or pictorial representation. If they are using concrete resources, the children need to make the biggest number in the sum that they have, out of counters for instance and then they need to remove the smallest number they have in the sum from the pile and then count how many are left. For pictorial representation, this is shown below. For a challenge, you can write out subtraction missing number sums where the answer is first. For example, 14 = 12  _.
Literacy: Today we are going to learn about “ kennings”. They are poems which are very like the riddles you wrote yesterday. Have a look at the kenning power point and talk it through together. Today’s task is to complete the planning format for a kenning about you. There is a suggested format below !
Science/Geography: Although many of us are lucky enough to have our own back gardens. Today we are going to improve our geography skills by drawing a map of our ideal “ Wildlife Garden “ .Have a look at Nine Ways To build a Wildlife garden National trust. https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/ninewaystobuildawildlifefriendlygarden Using the different suggestions on this site , can you draw a bird’s eye view of your garden ? You should show in your key what your different areas are? Challenge can you use symbols to help explain your map. An example is shown below. This should be a space with possible habitats for all sorts of creatures to live in , eg birds so trees and bushes (maybe include an area with feeders), insects , hedgehogs, reptiles and amphibians . How kind can you be ?
Friday 22.05.2020
Phonics: To play ‘Tricky Word Trucks’ on Phonics Play and select Phase 5 all HFW. To then use your own, or the link here https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/tm831snakesandladdersgame1100editable, to play the board game snakes and ladders. However, on different squares, write, or post it note on your own board game of this, some high frequency words that your child needs to read if they land on that square. The high frequency words can be found on the internet, by typing in ‘first 100 high frequency words’. To make the game more challenging, you could also include some of the phase 5 tricky words on some of the squares as well. The ones we have covered so far are ‘Mr, Mrs, looked, called, asked, oh their and people’.
Maths: To combine the skills looked at in the past couple of maths home learning tasks, the children are going to be solving addition and subtraction missing number questions and record them in a bar model. The children will need bar models drawn out for them, where missing numbers sums are written in them. An example of this is shown below (the part of the bar model that has the square drawn in it, is where no number would be written, to represent the missing number the children need to find). To make more sense to the children, write a + or a – next to the bar model, to help them know whether they are focusing on an addition or subtraction missing number sum. The children need to use the concrete resources or pictorial representations that they have been using throughout the past couple of weeks to solve the missing number sum. Once they have written it in the bar model in the correct box, they then need to write out the number sum underneath the bar model. This is shown on the example as well. The children will need this shown to then with examples before starting themselves.
Literacy: Recap on yesterday’s learning about kennings . Look at your plan with things you like doing. Can you put “er “at the end of your verbs ? eg if you like playing football you are a player…. A football  player . If you like eating ice cream , you are an ice cream eater. Have fun finishing your kennings . If you can read them confidently on class dojo there will be extra dojo points! A suggested sheet for the finished kennings can be found below.
Art : Yesterday you made a plan for your wildlife garden. In one area there may have been a place for a hedgehog or ladybird to visit. Today you can use your art skills to make either a leaf hedgehog ( template and instruction are both on Twinkle ) or using a large rock or pebble and paint , chalks, sharpies make a pebble ladybird .Minibeast Pebble Art on Twinkle ( pipe cleaners may be difficult to find so without legs etc is fine , you can place them on paper and draw legs on to there )