Derwent Class - Year 1 + 2

 Miss Grayson is Derwent Class Teacher.

 

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Work for Week Beginning 25.1.21

Live/Recorded Online Lessons This Week

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Spelling check and new spellings live on Teams

Y1s 9.00am

Year 1 and 2 recorded maths videos available on Teams

Literacy lesson 9.45am live on Teams

Year 1s & 2s

Literacy lesson 9.45am live on Teams

Year 1s & 2s

Maths live on Teams at 9.15 – Bingo!

Year 1s & 2s

Spelling check and new spellings live on Teams

Y2s 9.30am

 

 

Year 1 and 2 recorded maths videos available on Teams

Science lesson 1.30pm live on Teams with Mrs Watson

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please note that all resources and teaching videos can be found on Teams in the class materials folders.

The planning and explanation of activities is set out differently this week- each day’s morning and afternoon lessons are all on one document, which should be easier to follow!

 

Numeracy 

Year 1: focus for this week is to find 1 more/1 less, compare and order numbers to 50.

Year 2: focus for this week is working with money – recognising and using symbols for pounds (£) and pence (p) and combine amounts to make different values.

Please also try to spend some time practising times tables this week using TTRockstars: https://ttrockstars.com/, hit the button: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button or Maths frame games: https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/category/7/multiplication-and-division

 

Literacy (including reading)

As reading is such an important skill to learn, please try your best to read every day. If you haven’t already signed up, the Oxford Owl website has a free online library of e-books that are colour book banded like the books we have in school: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/.

 

This week we are moving on to non-fiction writing about animals found in Kenya.

 

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Derwent Work for Week Beginning 18.1.21

Live/Recorded Online Lessons This Week

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Spelling check and new spellings live on Teams

Y1s 9.00am

Year 1 and 2 recorded maths videos available on Teams

Literacy lesson 9.45am live on Teams

Year 1s & 2s

Year 1 and 2 recorded maths videos available on Teams

Maths live on Teams at 9.15 – Bingo!

Year 1s & 2s

Spelling check and new spellings live on Teams

Y2s 9.30am

 

 

 

Afternoon Science on Teams with Mrs Watson

 

As a trial this week, all planning, resources and videos will be in one place on Teams rather than emailed. The planning will however, also be available on the school website. You will find everything in the Teams Derwent Year 1 and the Derwent Year 2 groups under files, class materials. Please let me know if you are unable to access anything.

 

Numeracy 

Year 1: focus for this week is counting, recognising and understanding the place value of numbers to 50.

Year 2: focus for this week is to continue with dividing equally by 2, 5 and 10 and linking this to problem solving.

Please also try to spend some time practising times tables this week using TTRockstars: https://ttrockstars.com/, hit the button: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button or Maths frame games: https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/category/7/multiplication-and-division

 

Monday

Year 1 activities to try at home: Begin by counting from 0 – 20, then slowly from 20 – 30, 30 – 40, 40 – 50 and then from 0 - 50 in one go! The key is to say the numbers accurately today i.e. thirty, forty, fifty as these are often confused with thirteen, fourteen and fifteen. Either draw out your own 0-50 number line or use the ones available on Teams (Files tab – class materials) to look and talk about the numbers. Can you find these numbers: 24, 32, 47, 50, 31, 29? Grown-ups - please now ask your children to write the numbers 28, 45, 36, 40, 31 and 49. Talk about what the numbers sound like, what can you hear e.g. twenty and eight in 28 to help you write them. Use a coin or something similar to cover up numbers and ask your children to work out the missing number. Lots of practise and repetition will help build understanding of these numbers. You might like to try the missing number puzzle here: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/paint-the-squares

Challenge: Have a look at these pairs of numbers and talk about what is the same and what is different. 41 and 14, 23 and 32, 12 and 21, 43 and 34, 24 and 42, 13 and 31.  

Year 2 activities to try at home: Today we will be focusing on dividing by 2. Begin by counting forwards and backwards in steps of 2 from 0 -24. Collect 2 pots/bowls or baskets and 24 coins/lego bricks or similar small items. Try to work through these divisions by collecting the correct number of objects (the number at the start of the number sentence) and sharing equally between the two pots:

 2 ÷ 2              4 ÷ 2              6 ÷ 2               8 ÷ 2               10 ÷ 2             12 ÷ 2

14 ÷ 2             16 ÷ 2             18 ÷ 2             20 ÷ 2             22 ÷ 2             24 ÷ 2

Can you explain how these link to the 2 times table facts that you know?

You might like to try hit the button dividing by 2: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Challenge: Explore what happens when you try to divide an odd number into 2 equal groups. Is there a pattern? Can you explain what you have found out? Or, you might like to try this NRich activity: https://nrich.maths.org/10654?utm_source=primary-map

 

Tuesday

Year 1 activities to try at home: A video to support this lesson will be on Teams today. Today we are going to have a look at the place value of numbers to 50 and how they are made up of tens and ones. If possible please have some objects such as pencils to represent tens and some small objects like coins/cubes to represent ones to support the activities in the video. Worksheets will be available of Teams (Files tab – Class Materials) to complete after watching the video.

Year 2 activities to try at home: Today we will be consolidating our knowledge of dividing by 2. Watch the video and work through the questions that Miss Grayson sets for you. There is a set of differentiated activities available on Teams to complete after the video.

Challenge: Try the dividing by 2 board game available on Teams, which has some tricky number in, or design your own for practising dividing by 2.

 

Wednesday

Year 1 activities to try at home: A printable worksheet with challenges for this lesson is available on Teams. We are continuing today with exploring numbers to 50. Use your number line or grid to practise counting backwards today. Take care with crossing tens numbers e.g. 42, 41, 40, 39 and 32, 31, 30, 29 as this is where lots of children often get muddled! Using your pencils and coins (or similar objects) to represent tens and ones can you make the following numbers: 19, 40, 27, 31, 20, 43. Work out what numbers Miss Grayson has made here: 4 tens and 5 ones, 3 ones and 2 tens, 9 ones and 1 ten, 3 tens and no ones, no ones and five tens. You might like to play the game here: https://www.ictgames.com/postAletter/index.html

Year 2 activities to try at home: Today we will be focusing on dividing by 10. Begin by counting forwards and backwards in steps of 10 from 0 - 120.  If possible collect twelve 10p coins (if you don’t have them you could draw some of your own to cut out and use). Can you use the coins to work out these divisions:

120 ÷ 10        110 ÷ 10        100 ÷ 10        90 ÷ 10  and so on. Can you spot any links between the answers you get and the 10 x table facts that you know? (Remember in divisions the largest number must come first). There are some differentiated worksheets similar to yesterday available on Teams.

Challenge: See if you can answer this true or false question: Dividing by 10 is the same as dividing by 5 then dividing by 2. Think about how you can work out the answer.

 

Thursday

Year 1 activities to try at home: A video to support this lesson will be on Teams. Today we are going to recap our work on tens and ones when making numbers up to 50. Using your objects from home to represent tens and ones, can you make a number less than 50 that has 7 ones, a number greater than 10 that has 4 ones, a number in between 20 and 40, 3 numbers that have 2 tens, 3 numbers that have no ones. You might like to try this activity that uses place value arrow cards and tens and ones: http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/arrowCards/index.html

Year 2 activities to try at home: Today we will be dividing by 5. Watch the video and work through the questions that Miss Grayson sets for you. There is a set of differentiated activities available on Teams to complete after the video.

Challenge: Try these 2 puzzle questions for dividing by 5.

A party bag contains 5 sweets. A box contains 5 party bags. Dan has 75 sweets. How many party bags can he fill? How many boxes will he need?

Using only the numbers 2, 4, 5, 10 and 20 how many multiplication and division number sentences can you make? Can you group any that are linked together?

 

Friday

Year 1: Join Miss Grayson today to play a live game of Bingo to start your maths work! Use today’s lesson to recap anything from this week that you feel you need to spend extra time on. Please find a snakes and ladders game on Teams that you might like to play to practise numbers to 50. Challenge: you could design a board game to practise numbers to 50. Some questions might include drawing out tens and ones so someone has to work out the number, or writing a number sequence to complete e.g. 32, 33, ___, 35 or spot the mistake e.g. 43, 42, 41, 40, 29. 

Year 2 activities to try at home: Join Miss Grayson today to play a live game of Bingo to start your maths work! Please use today’s lesson to recap anything from this week that you feel you need to spend extra time on. Please find a board game to print off on Teams to help you practise dividing by 2, 5 and 10. Or you could try dividing by 2, 5 and 10 on Hit the Button: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Challenge: See if you can find 4 numbers that can be equally divided by 2, 5 and 10. What do you notice about these numbers?

 

Literacy (including reading)

As reading is such an important skill to learn, please try your best to read every day. If you haven’t already signed up, the Oxford Owl website has a free online library of e-books that are colour book banded like the books we have in school: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/.

 

This week is our final week exploring the story of Lila and the secret of rain. Here is a copy if you don’t already have one: https://coundon-coventry.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Lila-and-the-Secret-of-Rain.pdf

 

Monday

Today we will be focusing on using our reading comprehension skills to answer a selection of questions about the whole story of Lila and the secret of rain. Begin by rereading the story all the way through. Talk about your favourite part of the story and favourite description. Reading comprehension worksheets are available on Teams in the Files tab – Class Materials.

 

Tuesday  

Today we will be using our SPAG (spelling, punctuation and grammar) skills!

Year 1s: Today we will be having a go at making new words by adding the prefix un-to different words. For example happy becomes unhappy, kind becomes unkind. Here is a great BBC bitesize session you might like to try: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z76yp4j

Think about these words: happy, kind, sure, helpful, tidy, well. What do these words mean? Now can you have a go at adding un to the words. What happens to the meaning of these new words? Now pick 2 or 3 of these words and see if you can write a sentence about the story of Lila and the secret of rain e.g. Lila was unsure when the rain would come.

Year 2s: Today we will be having a look at using an apostrophe to join together two words to make a smaller word. These are often known as contracted forms or contractions. For example is not becomes isn’t. What do you think the apostrophe is used for? Where does it have to go? Here is a great BBC bitesize session you might like to try: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z3j4vwx

Can you shorten these pairs of words to make contracted forms:

I have             it is                  we are            she is              do not             can not

Now can you write out some sentences about the story using contracted forms? For example Lila can’t work out how to make the sun stop shining. Extra: choose a book and see how many contracted forms you can find, write them out on a poster to use later on in your writing.

 

Wednesday (There will be a Teams lesson to introduce this activity today)

Today we are going to become story planners! We are going to plan a new adventure story for Lila. Have a think about the following ideas: where would Lila like to go next? Will she go alone or with anyone else? How will she get there? Will anything happen along the way? What will she find when she gets there? How will the story end?

Drawing out pictures to show the events of your story is a great way to generate ideas before writing. Here are two possible story plan templates you might like to use: https://www.readingrockets.org/pdfs/storymap_simple.pdf

http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/english/pdfs/Storyboard_Template.pdf These are also available on Teams in the Files tab – Class Materials.

 

Thursday

Today we will begin writing our stories based on our ideas from yesterday. Sometimes choosing what to write can be tricky, so try to break it down into smaller chunks. Here is a step by step guide to writing your story:

  • Look at your first picture from your story plan and describe what is happening. Pick a story starter such as Once upon a time, a long time ago, far far away etc and then say your sentence out loud.
  • Write this sentence and then read it back to yourself and check punctuation.
  • If you have an extra idea for this picture, write an extra sentence!
  • If not, move onto the next picture and repeat the process. Pick a sentence starter such as suddenly, out of nowhere, after a while, later on etc.
  • Continue in this way until you get to the end of your story.

Year 1s: try to write one sentence for each picture from your plan using adjectives, the conjunction and, maybe a word starting with un or ending in er or est. If you’d like to write more sentences for each picture that’s great!

Year 2s: try to write at least 2 sentences for each picture from your plan using adjectives and adverbs, conjunctions (and, or, but, when, because, that, if) and punctuation marks (full stops, exclamation marks, commas, apostrophes).

 

In school, Miss Grayson would look out for neat and careful handwriting, so try your best to write neatly, on the lines and use a pencil not a pen. If you are ready to, you might also wish to join your handwriting.

 

Friday

We will be using today’s lesson to finish off any of our new Lila stories. An important part of the writing process is rereading and checking. To make this an engaging part of your story writing, set yourself a number of points you’d like to reach. For each of the following that you find in your story, score one point!

  • Capital letters at the start of sentences and for names
  • Full stops or exclamation marks at the end of sentences
  • Adjectives (and adverbs for year 2s)
  • Conjunction and
  • Year 2s – other conjunctions and punctuation marks

If you have finished writing your story, you could design a new book cover and blurb to go with it. What will be the title of your new story? As so many of us in Derwent class LOVE listening to stories, see if you can become a story teller and read your story to a family member, your pet or a special toy.

 

Spellings/Phonics

Year 1 spelling words:  game, make, shake, flake, there, house

 Activities you may like to do this week to practise spellings. Any worksheets mentioned will be available on Teams.

  • Monday- (Teams session to do a spelling check of last week’s spelling words and introduce our new spellings). Then you could try the phonics worksheet “find and write” the a_e words. Or see if you can write the following words and draw a picture to match: snake, cake, rake, bake, crate, plate, gate. Use a different coloured pen for the a_e it make it stand out in each word.
  • Tuesday – Try the “a_e jigsaw puzzle” sheet. Or write out the words listed for yesterday on to cards and hide them around a room. Set a 1 minute timer and see if you can find and read all of the words.
  • Wednesday – Try the “a_e board game”. Or search for some a_e words in a book and write them into sentences.
  • Thursday – Write 2 sentences today using some of your spelling words. Highlight or underline the split digraph a_e in each word. Or you could try the following game http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/forestPhonics/index.html
  • Friday- focus on the exception word there and topic word Write out the words 3 times each and spell one incorrectly on purpose e.g. there, theer, there. See if a helper can spot the word that is wrong!

 

Year 2 spelling words: copying, crying, replying, steak, most, maasai

Activities you may like to do this week to practise spellings. Any worksheets mentioned will be available on Teams.

  • Monday- (Teams session to do a spelling check of last week’s spelling words and introduce our new spellings). Then you could try the “roll a word” activity sheet or practise writing your words out using a 1 minute timer. Which word can you write the most times in 1 minute?
  • Tuesday – Today try the y add ing worksheet. Or you could draw a picture and write a sentence to match these words: flying, carrying, worrying.
  • Wednesday – Write out the following words on separate cards: copy, copying, cry, crying, try, trying, reply, replying, worry, worrying, fly, flying. Ask a helper to hide the cards around the room. Set a timer and see how quickly you can find the cards and make matching pairs, e.g. and copying would make a pair.
  • Thursday – Try the word search worksheet. Or you could search in a book for more words ending in y with ing added.
  • Friday- focus on the exception words steak, most and topic word maasai. Try writing them out using different coloured pens for the tricky letter or letters. Or you could make up a rhyme called a mnemonic to help remember the order of the letters e.g. steak – sharks teach elephants about k

 

Geography topic (Monday afternoon)

This week we will be finding out about the Maasai tribe who live in parts of Kenya. Here is a video clip you could watch to start your afternoon: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zgfr87h

I have also added a PDF copy of a powerpoint on Teams with lots of facts about the tribe that you might like to look through. This afternoon, try to make a poster or factsheet/ fact booklet about the maasai tribe. (A factsheet is also available on Teams). You might like to focus on different aspects of their live such as; their homes, their clothing, their way of life, their traditions etc. You could include written facts, ‘Did you Know?’ boxes, drawings or photographs. Have fun!

PSHCE (Monday afternoon)

This half term we are focusing on experiencing different feelings and discussing how we can express these. Begin by creating a list of all the different feelings/emotions you can think of e.g. happy, sad, angry, scared, excited, tired etc. See if you can act some of these out for a helper at home to guess. How can they tell which feeling/emotion you’re experiencing? Now draw the outline of 5 people. Using coloured crayons, pens or paints see if you can colour in each person to show a different feeling/emotion. Which colours best shows each one? For example, you might choose bright reds or oranges to show anger. Which is your favourite emotion and what can you do to feel this emotion? Miss Grayson’s is happiness and her favourite way to feel like this is to bake!

 

Computing (Tuesday afternoon)

This week we are continuing with our work on algorithms and programs. In school we will be focusing on progressing through the next levels of Boogie Bot and trying to “debug” if our robot dance goes wrong! Here are the links to the app if you haven’t had chance to download it: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/boogie-bot-coding-for-kids-learn-to-code/id1148028938

https://download.cnet.com/Boogie-Bot-Learn-to-code/3000-20416_4-78349972.html

Alternatively you might like to create an algorithm to build a lego model (or something similar!) that a helper at home can follow.

 

Art/DT (Tuesday afternoon)

This week we will be making a model of an African mud hut! As these huts are usually round, we will be using paper or card as this is easy to bend. I have shared a written set of instructions for how to make a model hut on Teams. Have fun!

 

PE (Wednesday afternoon)

This afternoon in school we will be designing a simple game using different equipment. It might include throwing and catching, rolling or aiming at a target. If possible, you could try this at home and play outside. Alternatively you might like to do a Joe Wicks PE video https://www.youtube.com/c/TheBodyCoachTV  or create your own exercise routine.

 

Music (Wednesday afternoon)

In school this afternoon we will be listening to a few pieces of African music from this clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9b81mWYIyTo We will begin by trying to clap, click and tap along with the beat in the different pieces of music. Are some faster, are some slower? We will then try to recreate these rhythms and beats using different instruments. You could use some things from around your home such as bowls, pots and wooden spoons to replicate the instruments.

If you have time, you might like to make a drum using a plant pot. Pour in some rice, paste or dried beans, cover the top with foil or paper and then tap gently with your hand or a wooden spoon.

 

RE (Thursday afternoon)

This afternoon we are going to be thinking about what people from different religions think and feel about the sacred books. Many people believe that the stories and passages from their religion’s sacred book contains valuable lessons about how to live your life as well as special messages. Imagine one day you go up into an attic and find a dusty old box with a label on the top marked “sacred”. You carefully open the box to find a very heavy old book that has been wrapped carefully. Try to act out or draw the answers to these questions. What colour is the book and what is written on the front? What is it wrapped in and why? Why has it been wrapped and stored so carefully? How should you hold it and read it? How should other people treat the book? If you had to share the book with one person, who would it be?

 

PE (Thursday afternoon)

This afternoon you might like to complete a Joe Wicks video, create an exercise routine for a family member to join in with or put on some music and have a dance! Exercise is so important to keep us fit, healthy and happy! See how many times you laugh or smile during your exercise today!

 

Science (Friday afternoon with Mrs Watson)

Year 1: This week, we are learning about our differences and similarities.

Have a look at this video clip. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zrx2tfr

Now look at your family. Do you have the same colour hair as your brother or your Mum? Maybe you have blue eyes but your dad has green eyes. How are we the same and how are we different?

At home, collect information from your family. Call grandparents, aunties, cousins and uncles for more information. Ask them what colour eyes they have and write it down. You could collect the information in a tally chart.

Now see if you can you draw a pictogram with your information and draw the number of eyes for each colour. For example if four people have blue eyes draw four blue eyes in a column. If two people have brown eyes draw two brown eyes next to the blue column. This clip shows how pictograms work: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zg4d2hv

What will your pictogram show for your family?

Year 2: Today we are looking at what humans need to stay healthy. These clips and quizzes are a good introduction: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z9yycdm/articles/zxvkd2p

Now for the fun stuff! If you have playdough or plasticine see if you can design a healthy meal. If you don’t have playdough at home, draw around a small plate on a piece of paper. This circle is your plate. Now fill it with a heathy meal. You can either draw it using lots of colour or you can use supermarket food leaflets, if you have some, to make a healthy meal collage. A healthy diet includes a mixture of:

  • Carbohydrates - Rice, pasta, cereals and potatoes
  • Fruit and vegetables
  • Dairy products
  • Proteins - Meat fish, nuts, beans and eggs
  • A little bit of fats – oils and spreads

There is also a good guide at – https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/eat-well/the-eatwell-guide/. If you would like you can also have a go at making an unhealthy plate! You can also explore this website, which has lots of information about healthy eating. http://www.nhs.uk/change4life/Pages/healthy-lunchbox-picnic.aspx

 

We hope everyone is staying safe and happy at home! Thank you to everyone who has sent work to us, it has been great to see how busy you have been at home! Keep smiling and take care,

Miss Grayson and Mrs Watson

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