Learning at home-Wagtails Year 1

w/c 1st June
 We hope you had a good half-term. 
We have updated the learning for this week.  We are now both in school each of our working days teaching key worker children.  To help us get ahead, we have put up the whole half-term's learning up for some subjects, but we will still be updating the page weekly for the others.
*Science* *English*  *Maths*  *Phonics Group 1*  *Phonics Group 2*  *Art*  *RE* *Computing* *Music*
Welcome to the Year 1 page
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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 mass, capacity and volume
Again, this is something the children have done before so there are 4 alternative lessons on 2D and 3D shape that you may like to do instead.  The video links are in the 'Alternative plan' document.  The children have done this topic before as well but not since the Autumn term.
As said previously, anytime you can do maths practically alongside the White Rose learning will really help.  The maths topic also links with BBC Bitesize, so you may like to look at those activities as well/instead.  
The videos are available on the White Rose website  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ 
The worksheets are below.  If you don't have a printer to print off the worksheet, your child can write the answers in their exercise book.
Summer Week 6:
Lesson 1: Measure Mass
Lesson 2: Compare Mass
Lesson 3: Introduce capacity and volume
Lesson 4: Measure capacity
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  
Tree (Britta Teckentrup) – The Baby Bookworm
This week and next week we will be using the text 'Tree' by Britta Teckentrup. It is a lovely, tactile book with peek-through holes so you may like to treat yourself and order it online!
Listen to the story (link below). If you already have a copy then enjoy reading the book and exploring the shapes in the pages. 
  • What was the book about?
  • What do you notice about the way the book has been written? 
  • What was your favourite part of the book? Why?
  • There are lots of doing words (verbs) ending in -ing. Can you find some? 
  • Who would you recommend this book to? Why?
What are the differences between the seasons? Have a chat with your adult. What differences did we hear about in the book? What differences do you see near your house?
Print off the 'Tree which season is it' worksheet (or have a look at the images below) and explain how you know which season it is. 


The book is full of creatures. Choose your favourite and draw it. Then write some describing words (adjectives next to it) and some doing words (verbs) around it. 

Adjectives go before a noun and tell us more about it. Eg: the grumpy fox, the fast squirrel, the wise owl.

Verbs are doing words and we often can spot them because they sometimes end in the suffix -ing. Eg: humming bees, singing birds. If you have a copy of the book there are lots in there! 

Then, you could use these words to write a short description of what the animal is doing. Have a look at mine! 

What would it be like to be one of the animals in the book? If you have shared this book with your sibling then you could try some acting out. Perhaps you have a tree in your garden that you can use!
What might the animals be saying or thinking? Write their thoughts in the speech bubbles (or thought bubbles) on the worksheet.
Take a look at my example.
Using the spelling rule for adding -s and -es as the plural marker
A noun is a naming word (cat, dog, school). Singular means when we have one of the noun (one cat) and a plural is when there is more than one (four cats). With a lot of nouns we just add -s on the end of the word but sometimes we have to add -es, if the word ends in sh, ch, s, ss, x or z!
Use this powerpoint to learn more and then choose the best worksheet for your child from the attached document.
Perhaps you might know some other plural rules. Make a poster to show all of the rules you know!
Below is a link to series of BBC School Radio lessons about Jack and the Beanstalk.
Phonics Group 1
This week we are looking at alternative spellings for 's', 'u' and 'v'.  The activities are in the Word document below.
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
Phonics Group 2
This half term we will be starting to learn some of the Phase 5 graphemes. This week we will be revising the 'ai' sound and learning two more ways that we can write the same sound (ay and a-e). We will also be beginning to learn some of the Phase 5 tricky words.
Monday - 'ai'
Revise the 'ai' sound using Mr Thorne and then complete the spelling sheet.
Tuesday - 'ay'
You can make the 'ai' sound in another way - ay! 
Listen to Mr Thorne explain and then complete the worksheet.
Wednesday - 'a-e'
This is another way to make the 'ai' or 'ay' sound. It is called a split vowel digraph because the two letters are split and go around another letter. It's a bit like they were too chatty and the teacher decided to separate them! They may be separate but they still make the same sound. They can still hold hands!
Watch Mr Thorne explain more and then complete the worksheet.
Thursday - 'ai', 'ay' and 'a-e'
Practise using all three of these using the worksheet. 
Friday - tricky words
FREE! - Phase 5 Tricky Words Word Mat (teacher made)
These are all of the Phase 5 tricky words. This week just learn these three: 
Mr     Mrs     people
Who do you know who is called Mr or Mrs? With your grown up try writing them down.
You could also try these ideas to help learn them all:
  • Rainbow writing - use all of your colours to write down the words as many times as possible! Fill the page!
  • Time challenge - ask your grown up to set a one minute timer on their phone. Then see how many times you can write your tricky word. Set yourself a target, can you beat it?
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!
See the Active Albourne page for this half-term's challenge and activity ideas. 
Art - Monet & Impressionism
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This half term we will be learning about the artist Claude Monet and the techniques he used in his artwork.
Watch this short introduction to him. Please note that this lady is American and they say his name a bit differently to us! If we were sounding it out, we say 'Mon-ay'.
Then, have a look at some of his art works (attached below). 
  • What kinds of things did Monet like to paint?
  • Where have his paintings been painted?
  • Do you like his style? Why or why not?
Monet loved to paint outdoors so most of the things he painted were about nature. It also meant that he had to paint things quickly otherwise the light would change and so would the colours!
This is why he started to paint using brush strokes - lines of colour that filled the space quickly. They also made it look as though things were moving sometimes - as though it was windy or things were moving a little. Have another look at his paintings above - can you see the brush strokes?
Now it is time for you to have a go! Watch my video to explain what to do. You can use paints or felt tips for this. Although, if you get stuck pencil crayons or crayons could be used.
Changing me
This term we will be thinking about ourselves and how we change. There will be more to come soon.
The Gospel
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Do you know how the Bible is organised? There are two parts: the Old Testament and the New Testament. The New Testament has four books written by Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. They are about Jesus' life on Earth. It is called the Gospel because that means 'good news'. 
Jesus offered friendship, forgiveness and peace. This week we are thinking about friendship.
Jesus chose 12 people to be his friends. If you needed 12 people to help you change the world who would you chose?
Look at the pictures of people who help us. Maybe you can think of some more. Then draw your 12 helpful friends in the other sheet. 
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).
How many ways can we greet people? Apart from shaking hands, how else can we say hello? This might be different for different people or situations. You might fist bump your cousin but you might cuddle your Nanny. Before lockdown some grown ups tried shaking elbows instead of hands! You could make a poster and label each different greeting.
Remember, it is always ok to say 'no' if there is a greeting that you don't like. 
Can you make up a silly handshake with the people you live with? Have a look at the links below to learn some fun new handshakes!
Next you can think  about the people in your family. Perhaps at dinner time you can go around the table and for each person at the table, everyone says something that they are good at or why they are special. For example, "I think Daddy is really good at making models. Mummy is incredible because she ran the half marathon."
What are you good at? What is your talent? What can you do well? 
Draw a picture of yourself and next to it write all of the things that you can do well, what your talents are and why you are so incredible!
You can then listen to the song "Good to be me". Join along if you know it!
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.