Learning at home-Wagtails Year 1

Welcome to the Year 1 page
White Wagtail - eBirdRainbows!Number One Cartoon Character Gifts on Zazzle
Meet your Year 2 teacher
Miss Molloy
Your parents will shortly receive a letter about some of the things to expect from Year 2 but meanwhile enjoy this video from your new teacher in September...
Have a lovely Summer holiday Wagtails!    
Well done to both the children and parents for all your hard work at home, whether it is from this webpage or any other learning you have been doing.  Remember that you are always learning no matter what you are doing.  We hope you have a lovely summer holiday and we will give you a big wave when you return to school as big Year 2s.
Mrs Atkins and Miss Cowie
Have a look at these art ideas to keep you busy in the holidays!
Summer Term 
Our Natural World
Science - 2nd Half Term
We are now moving on to the second and third of our Science topics for this term.
- We will learn about flowering plants and trees.  Can you identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants (including evergreen and deciduous trees)?  Can you describe the structure of a variety of common flowering plants (including trees)? 
Seasonal Changes
- We will learn about the seasons.  What changes do you notice as we move between seasons?  Can you describe the weather associated with each season?
This part of our learning will also include some GEOGRAPHY work as the subjects overlap:
- We will identify seasonal and daily weather patterns across the UK. What is the weather like in Autumn, Winter, Spring and Summer in the UK?
- We will learn about hot and cold areas of the world.  What is and where is the Equator? What are and where are the north and south poles?
Please look at the Word document below for our weekly Science activities.  Any resources mentioned in the Word document are also below.
This week on White Rose we are looking at Time.  This is a topic we did not get to do at school and we haven't done in lockdown at all, so it is definitely worth having a look at these lessons. 
Anytime you can talk about the time and use clocks at home (analogue) will really help practise and give a purpose to learning this skill.
 Summer Week 12:
Lesson 1: Time to the hour
Lesson 2: Time to the half hour
Lesson 3: Writing time
Lesson 4: Comparing time
Lesson 5: Friday Maths Challenge (see White Rose website on Friday)
Extension: If Maths is your child's favourite subject, have a look at the maths investigations on Nrich.  This page on their website has a set of challenges that are particularly suitable for trying at home.  https://nrich.maths.org/14600  
Art ideas for summer holidays!
Have a look at some of the crafts below, use the link under that to learn how to make them. Have fun!
English - the last week of term!
This would normally be our reflection week in school. 
Take this time to look over the work that you have done during lockdown. Can you see things that you have got better at? Has your handwriting improved? Perhaps you are getting better at remembering how to spell the Common Exception words. Take the time to chat over this with your grown up and say well done to yourself! You might even like to write yourself a certificate or a medal!
This is also a good time to reflect over your time in lockdown. Write about it and try to answer these questions:
  • What has been the funniest thing that has happened to you?
  • What new skill have to learnt?
  • What have you missed?
  • What have you not missed?
  • What are looking forward to in September?
Draw a lovely picture to go with this writing. 
We can also look forward to new beginnings. We have both met your new Year 2 teacher and she is looking forward to meeting you! Perhaps you can write her a letter to introduce yourself. She would love to see a drawing of yourself too!
Phonics - All Groups
For the rest of the half term we will be focussing on areas that all groups needs to practise.  The details are in the word document and any resources are below that. 
Week 7 (8.6.20): Tricky Words
Week 8 (15.6.20): Spelling the days of the week
Week 9 (22.6.20): Split digraphs
Week 10 (29.6.20): Real and nonsense words
Week 11 (6.7.20): Writing number words
Week 12 (13.7.20): Letters of the alphabet
You can also keep practising all the Phase 5 sounds and tricky words on Phonics Play.
The website is currently free to all.  You need to login with the details below: 
Username: march20
Password: home
Below is a link to series of BBC School Radio lessons about Jack and the Beanstalk.
This half-term we would like the children to practise using the keyboard and beginning to type. 
Below is a series of 7 lessons for children who have not done any typing before.  Most of the activities are links to web games that teach a particular skill.  There are a LOT of them. You may want to follow the lessons in order or you may want to just pick one or two of the activities for your child to have a go at and practise with, and hopefully watch them get better at over time!
General Resources
Espresso has a wide range of resources on all areas, including the coding lessons we use in school (see the computing section below).  The login details have been sent via parentmail.  Click on the text to go to the website Espresso
Twinkl is offering free unlimited access to its resources for 1 month.  Go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and use the code PARENTSTWINKLHELPS
Reading to your child
There are two aspects of reading: reading to your child and your child reading to you.
When reading books to your child, these can be books that are above their own reading level, exposing them to a wide range of interesting plots, characters and vocabulary.  As you read you can discuss what is happening in the story, what they think will happen next and why they think different things are happening.  It might spark ideas for activities they want to do after reading: making models of the characters, drawing pictures of their favourite part of the story, acting out the story, writing a book review.  Read a range of books: stories, information books and poems.
If you feel you have exhausted all your books at home, try some of these:
Lots of authors have their own youtube channels:
Lots of children's stories have been animated or dramatised versions:
Have a look at West Sussex Libraries page (click on the link below).  They have some great childrens activities and, if you are a member, you can access eBooks, eComics and eMagazines for free. You just need your library card number.
If you have read a good book lately let us know.  We would like to put together your book recommendations for your friends.  You could take a picture of yourself with the book, write a book review or do a video recommendation for us to put on the Year 1 page!
Phonics and your Child's Reading
In Year 1 the children are mainly working on Phase 5 phonics, following the government's Letters and Sounds programme.  Letters_and_Sounds
The Powerpoint below has the key sounds we would normally revise with children ready for the Phonics Screening check (this has now been cancelled for this year).  Those in black just have one way of pronouncing them, the ones in purple have more than one way (examples of which are shown on the second click).  
Alongside the sounds (phonemes), the children also learn to read the tricky words, see attachment below.
They then put this into practise when reading.  If you run out of reading books at home there are lots of free books online.  Oxford Owl has a free account for parents and has free ebooks for all reading levels.  Information can be found on the site as to how their levels match up with the colour bands. https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/
Alphablocks is a great Cbeebies programme that supports phonics learning.  https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/alphablocks?page=2
Most of all we want children to enjoy reading!
The main elements of writing for Year 1 to focus on are:
- sounding out words to write them phonetically
- form their letters correctly (lower case and capital letters) (Twinkl have activities for this)
- using finger spaces
- using capital letters at the beginning of sentences, for names, places, days of the week and I
- using full stops at the end of sentences
- using 'and' to join sentences
- write a series of sentences to form a short piece of writing
- re-read what they have written to check it makes sense
- talk about what they have written 
- read their writing aloud
So they can write about anything they want to!  Find something that interests them or write as part of a game or other activity.  
Below is a spelling list for the common exception words in Year 1, they should also be able to spell the tricky words from phonics (some words are on both lists).
The main objectives for maths in Year 1 are:
- count read and write to 100,
- count in 2s, 5s, and 10s
- read and write the numbers 1 - 20 in words
- know number bonds to 10 and 20 (e.g. 1+19 = 20, 2+18 = 20 ...)
- add and take away with numbers up to 20 (resources can be used, e.g. number line or objects)
- solve simple problems involving adding and taking away
- find, recognise and name 1/2 and 1/4 of shapes, objects and quantities
- recognise coins and notes (money)
- tell the time to the hour and half hour
- compare, describe and solve practical problems to do with: length and height, mass and weight, volume and capacity and time.
- recognise and use lanaguge realting to dates, inclduing days of the week and months of the year
- recognise 2D (rectangles (including sqaures, circles and triangles))
- recognise 3D shapes (e.g. cuboids (including cubes),  pyramids and spheres)
The children could revise these in any practical activites around the home.  Topmarks is a good site for maths games.  www.topmarks.co.uk
Numberblocks is a great Cbeebies programme that support maths learning. https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks
The areas the children have not yet covered at school are: numbers to 100 (we have done to 50 so far), time and fractions.