Ladybower Reception +  Y1 Class 

Ladybower Class is taught by Mrs. Thompson and Mrs. Key     

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Ladybower Work for Website Week Beginning 18.1.2021

 

Live Online Lessons This Week in Teams

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

9am – Spelling Check Y1 only

9.20am – Year 1 Literacy

1.15pm – Whole Class Topic lesson

9.15am Reception Maths

9.30am

Year 1 Maths

10 am – Phonics

Reception only

9.50am – Reception Literacy

 

10am

Year 1 Maths

 

 

Ladybower Rec/Y1: Work for Website Monday 18.1.21

Numeracy

Reception children are using the language of ‘more’, ‘fewer’ and ‘equal’ to compare two sets of objects.

Monday – today we are comparing two sets with objects up to 10. Begin by asking a grown up to count out two sets of objects e.g. 6 lego bricks and 4 marbles. Which set has the most?, which has the least? How do we know? Explain that we need to check by counting each of the sets. Repeat using lots of different amounts to compare up to 10. Practise writing the correct numbers to match the two sets. Also, include two sets where they have the same amount and explain that the two sets are equal.

Try playing this online game to reinforce learning:

https://www.mathbrix.com/kindergarten/compare-sets-of-objects-up-to-5

 

Challenge: try comparing two sets beyond 10. Ask a grown up to count out two sets of objects e.g. 11 lego bricks and 14 marbles. Which set has the most, which has the least? How do we know? Practise writing the correct numbers to match the two sets.

 

Numeracy Y1 are counting in 10s and 5s this week.

Please use a 100 square to support your counting (see Teams for this resource for you to print out).

 

Monday

Year 1 activities to try at home: today we are thinking about counting in 10s. Begin by counting forwards in 10s from 0-100. Have a go at writing down all the numbers that you count. What do you notice about all these number? They all end with a 0.

Use the following link to practise counting in 10s:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rd5DBkP9avw

 

Use the following link to play a game to reinforce this. You can paint the squares to highlight counting in 10s.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/paint-the-squares

Counting in 10s - https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/duckShoot/index.html

 

Challenge: Can you count backwards in 10s from a 100? Write down the numbers in order as you say them.

Literacy

This week we are continuing with the story Handa’s Hen by Eileen Browne. You can watch it being read aloud here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9FZqX1CBqE

Remember to read each day. You can either choose books that you have at home or Oxford Owl have a wide range of ebooks for free on their website. This is a brilliant resource of ebooks and activities. All you need to do is login to create your own account. There are a range of phonic books for each age group and book band.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

 

Literacy – Monday 18.1.21

This week you are going to plan your own ‘Handa’ story. Look for the story plan on Teams. Today, you will need to decide what missing pet Handa will search for. Can you think of two words to describe that pet.

Reception and Year 1 activity to try at home: During tomorrows live lesson on Teams you will be completing the next part of the story plan. To prepare for this lesson, can you think of four animals that live in Kenya? Can you find different animals to the ones we have seen in Handa’s Noisy Night and Handa’s Hen?  

Year 1: Can you think of some good describing words for the animals that Handa accidentally finds as she searches for her lost pet.

Phonics – Monday

Reception: There will be a live phonics lesson on Teams at 10am. For the next two days we are learning the phoneme ai. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/z4xsxyc

Can you read the following words: wait, pain, aim, sail, rain, tail?

A snail board game has been added to Teams. You can also find a sound mat and phonic cards on Teams to keep at home.

Year 1: Please join the Teams meeting, Year 1 only, at 9.00am for our spelling check of last week’s words: pies, tried, beads, treat, here, Africa. We will introduce new spellings for the week and introduce the split digraph a_e.

Our spellings this week are:

game          make          shake          flake           there         house

Look at these spelling together. For the next few days we are concentrating on the split digraph a_e.

Monday DT – Kenya Homes

This week we are thinking about Kenyan homes and in particular, Maasai mud huts. You can watch a video clip here of a traditional mud hut:


https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zgfr87 Talk about what is similar and different to these homes to their own. How is the shape of the home different to your home?


Activity: Can you make your own mud hut model (It does not need to be made of mud!)  If you would like some guidance and instructions on how to make one out of cardboard, please check resources on Ladybower Teams. However, you may choose to make one out of a different material or construction kit.

Extra activity: Can you find out about the Ndebele tribe and the patterns they use to decorate their huts?

 

Ladybower Rec/Y1: Work for Website Tuesday 19.1.21

Numeracy

Receptiontoday we are comparing three sets with objects up to 10. Begin by asking a grown up to count out three sets of objects e.g. 4 lego bricks, 3 marbles and 5 buttons. Which set has the most, which has the least? How do we know? Explain that we need to check by counting each of the sets. Repeat using lots of different amounts to compare up to 10. Practise writing the correct numbers to match the three sets. Also, include three sets where they have the same amount and explain that the three sets are equal.

 

Challenge: try comparing three sets beyond 10. Ask a grown up to count out three sets of objects e.g. 12 lego bricks, 14 marbles and 13 buttons. Which set has the most, which has the least? How do we know? Practise writing the correct numbers to match the three sets.

 

Year 1 activities to try at home: today we are thinking about ordering multiples of 10 to 100. You will need to write the numbers 0, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90 and 100 onto separate pieces of paper. Turn them over and jumble them all up. Can you now put them in order, starting with the least? Repeat ordering from the most.

Use the following link to play a game to reinforce this. Select ordering – forwards – 0-100 in tens. Then try the same but backwards.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/caterpillar-ordering

 

Challenge: Can you write the numbers 110, 120, 130, 140 and 150 onto separate pieces of paper. Repeat the above activity including these numbers.

 

Please email us any work you do at home, we would love to see it.

Literacy - Tuesday

Today we will be continuing with our new ‘Handa’ story. Each year group has been invited to a Teams lesson to talk about the animals they have chosen and to think of words to describe them.

Reception activity to try at home:  Decide how many of each animal will be found by Handa and add them to the story plan. Can you think of a describing word for each animal?

Year 1 activity to try at home: Decide how many of each animal will be found by Handa and add two good adjectives (describing words) to describe each animal.

Phonics – Tuesday

Reception: Say the word rain. Can they sound out/ tell you the sounds in the word r-ai-n. Repeat for other ai words. Together write the sentence: He got wet in the rain.

Extra activity: You may wish to play the snail game or play a game on here: https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/3 choose the phoneme ai.

Year 1:

Split digraph a_e.

Can you think of any more words that rhyme with: shake, made and tape. Sort the words into the following spelling patterns: ai, ay or a_e.

Can you sort the following words into these groups too: spray, make, paint, way, mail, brain, snail, flame, tray.

PE

Gymnastics: If you have space at home, you may like to try these gymnastic activities: Curl up really small, on the count of 10 slowly move your body to be as tall as you can when you reach 10. Repeat to make a really wide shape.  Jump up as high as you can. What shape do you make? Can you jump and make a wide shape? Try making a different shape each time you jump. Pretend to be as many different animals as you can, jumping like a frog and landing and rolling like a hedgehog. How many amazing animal combinations can you make up?

RE

We are continuing to look at sacred books in Religious Education. 

The word sacred means very special.

This first clip introduces us to a Jewish Family.  The little girl in the video talks about two special Jewish books, the Siddur which is the Jewish Prayer book and she also mentions the Torah. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zd9jxnb

The Torah is a special book for Jewish people who follow the religion of Judaism. It is made up of five different books.

According to Jewish people, God spoke to Moses and these words are written in the Torah. This next clip tells the story of Moses

 https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/religious-studies-ks1-the-jewish-story-of-moses/zmfp382

Activity: Think about why we have rules, why are they important?

 

Ladybower Rec/Y1: Work for Website Wednesday 20.1.21

Numeracy

Reception  – today we are comparing two numbers up to 10. You will need some digit cards. You can easily make your own by writing the numbers 0 – 10 on to separate pieces of paper. Jumble up the number cards and turn two cards over at random. Which number is the most, which is the least? Can they work out which numbers come in between? For example, if you turned over a 4 and a 7, the numbers in between would be 5 and 6. Use a number line to help you locate the numbers (see Teams for a number line resource for you to print out)

 

Try playing this online game to reinforce learning:

https://www.mathbrix.com/kindergarten/compare-numerals-and-sets-of-objects-up-to-10

Year 1 activities to try at home: today we are thinking about counting in 5s. Begin by counting forwards in 5s from 0-50. Have a go at writing down all the numbers that you count. What do you notice about all these number? They all end with a 0 or a 5.

Use the following link to practise counting in 5s:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amxVL9KUmq8&list=PLzNI9xYwg4xJduKVuASTHzeHj9eGbUeym&index=9

 

Use the following link to play a game to reinforce this. You can paint the squares to highlight counting in 5s.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/paint-the-squares

Counting in 5s - https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/duckShoot/index.html

 

Challenge: Can you count forwards and backwards in 5s to and from a 100? Write down the numbers in order as you say them.

 

Please email us any work you do at home, we would love to see it.

Literacy - Wednesday

Today we will be completing our story plan. You will need to think about where Handa found her lost pet and what did Handa find with her lost pet? You will need to find out what the baby animal is called, for example, if Handa has a pet sheep, it’s babies would be lambs.

Reception activity to try at home:  Complete the final part of your story plan.

Year 1 activity to try at home: Complete the final part of your story plan. Add adjectives to describe where she finds her pet and the babies that she finds with her pet. Extra activity: Can you find out what young elephants are called? You may wish to find out about other animals too.

Phonics – Wednesday

Reception: For the next two days we are learning the phoneme ee https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/zn9q92p

Together write the following ee words: feet, jeep, meet, weep, see, week. Extra activity: Can you think of any other words that rhyme with feet?

Year 1: Split digraph: a_e.

The following words are missing a _ e. Can you complete the words and draw pictures to match the word you have made:

Sn_k_,   l_k_,   pl_t_,   gr_p_,   t_p_.  

Extra activity: Can you write the following sentence: I made a cake for Jake.

Topic Wednesday – Comparing the UK and Kenya

 

This lesson will begin on Teams at 1.15pm. If you are unable to make this time, all resources will be added to Teams.

 

What do they think it would be like to live in Kenya? Look at the photographs of Kenya on the PowerPoint, like the UK, Kenya also has big cities, beaches and countryside. Look through the pictures of Kenya and the UK. Talk about what you can see in each picture.

Activity: Can you think of things that are different between the two countries and things that are similar.

Year 1 activity: Write down 3 things that are different and 3 things that are similar. Extra activity: Can you find out what the capital of Kenya is and locate it on a map?

Computing

Last week you followed instructions on how to build a tower. This week you are going to pretend that someone in your house is a robot. You will need to give them clear instructions. You need to tell someone to reach something on the other side of the room and bring it back to you. You will need lots of detail, for example,

make it clear that ‘walk forward’ needs to be followed by ‘the number of steps’, and that ‘turn around’ will need a direction and possibly either a ‘quarter’ or ‘half’ turn instruction. Can you follow someone else’s instructions?

Year 1 extra activity: Can you write instruction cards for someone to follow?

 

Another programming app is the BeeBot app. The children will be familiar with the BeeBot programmable robots in school.

Apple: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/bee-bot/id500131639

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tts.beebot&hl=en_GB&gl=US

 

Ladybower Rec/Y1: Work for Website Thursday 21.1.21

Numeracy

Reception – today we are comparing three numbers up to 10. Begin by using the digit cards you made yesterday. Jumble up the number cards and turn three cards over at random. Which number is the most, which is the least? Which number comes in between? Repeat turning over three different cards each time. Remember to use your number line to help you.

Have a go at this online game to reinforce this. Try numbers to 10 first.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/caterpillar-ordering

Challenge: Have a go at comparing three numbers to 20. As above, but use your digit cards with numbers 11 - 20. Then try the game with numbers to 20.

 

Year 1 activities to try at home: today we are thinking about ordering multiples of 5 to 100. You will need to write the numbers 0, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 95 and 100 onto separate pieces of paper. Turn them over and jumble them all up. Can you now put them in order, starting with the least? Repeat ordering from the most.

 

Challenge: Can you write the numbers 105, 110, 115, 120, 125, 130, 135, 140, 145 and 150 onto separate pieces of paper. Repeat the above activity including these numbers.

Literacy - Thursday

Today you are going to design a front cover for your own Handa story.

Reception and Year 1 Activity: Can you design a front cover for your Handa story. Make sure your pictures are bright and colourful. Remember to add your name as the author and illustrator.  

Extra Year 1 Activity: Can you write a ‘blurb’ to go at the back of your book to encourage someone to read your book. Have a look at some blurbs at home on the back of your favourite storybooks to help you.

Phonics – Thursday

Reception: Phoneme ee

Can you write out two sets of the following words and hide them around your home: meet, leek, cheep, see, week, tree. Ask your child to go hunting for the words. When they have collected them all, can they read them and match them. Extra activity: You may wish to play pairs or snap.

Year 1: Split digraph a_e

Can you write this silly sentence: The ape can tape the grapes to the cake.

Extra activity: Can you think of your own silly sentence, which contain the words game, spade, snake, lake.

Science

Y1 and Reception children are learning about the similarities and differences between themselves.

We are thinking carefully about our faces. Are all faces the same? Do we all have the same eye colour? Do we all have short hair? Do we all have brown hair?

Ask them to compare their face to another family member. Discuss the similarities and differences between them.

Use these clips below to reinforce how we are all different.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zrx2tfr

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zmp6n39

 

All children can play ‘Guess Who’. If you do not have the game at home, please look on Teams for a version for you to print out.

 

Reception – Have a go at the eye colour pictogram (see Teams for a copy for you to print out). Can you find out what colour eyes your family members have? Don’t forget to ask grandparents as well.

Challenge - Which eye colour was the most/least popular?

 

Y1 – Have a go at the hair colour tally chart (see Teams for a copy for you to print out) Can you find out what hair colour your family members have? Don’t forget to ask grandparents as well. Which hair colour was the most/least popular?

Challenge – Do all people with blonde hair have blue eyes?

 

Ladybower Rec/Y1:Work for Website Friday 22.1.21

Numeracy

Reception – today you can revisit any of the activities or games from this week.

 

Challenge: have a go at the following game to reinforce ordering numbers. Begin by setting the game for numbers to 10, then try numbers to 20.

https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/countingCaterpillar/index.html

 

Year 1 activities to try at home: Revisit any of the activities or games from this week.

 

Challenge: Perhaps you could make up a true of false game to play with a grown up. For example, you could write out some different statements, e.g. 17 is a multiple of 5, 30 is a multiple of 10, and then ask a grown up to put them in a true of false pile. Can you think of any numbers, which are a multiple of 5 and 10?

 

An online game to reinforce both multiples of 5 and 10 - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/times-tables/coconut-multiples

 

Literacy - Friday

This is our final day for finding out about Handa. You may wish to watch another Handa story here: Handa’s Surprise https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyIV_xYi0as

Reception activity to try at home:  If Handa was going to visit you with a basket of fruit, what would you want her to bring you? Can you draw your own basket with the fruit in? Extra activity: Can you label the fruit?

Year 1 activity to try at home:  Please find the comprehension questions about Handa’s Hen on Teams.

Extra activity: You may wish to create your own book of your Handa story.

We would love to see any of your literacy or phonics activities that you have completed at home this week. Remember to email us your work at ladybower@st-michaels.derbyshire.sch.uk

Phonics – Friday

Reception:  It is important to know the letter names of each letter of the alphabet as well as the sound they make. Sing the alphabet song. Show your child a letter, can they tell you the name of the letter. Can they say the letters in their name?

Year 1: Practice your spelling words: 

game          make          shake          flake           there         house

Focus on the exception word there and topic word house. Activity: One minute challenge: In one minute how many times can you write there? Repeat for house.

Friday PSHCE Reception and Y1

This week we are thinking about the emotion of happiness.

Talk about how we know when someone is feeling happy. Get them to make a happy face in the mirror. What do they notice about their face? What else might they do if they are feeling happy?

 

Use the link below to support this:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/pshe-eyfs-ks1-feeling-happy/znnhvk7

 

Have a look at the power point ‘I am feeling happy’ (see Teams for this resource).

 

Friday Music Reception and Y1

Use the link below for our music lesson this week. We are going to be learning about Tiddalik the frog. In the first part of Tiddalik the Frog - an Aboriginal 'Dreamtime' story from Australia - Tiddalik is so thirsty that he drinks all the water in the streams, then the rivers and finally the billabongs. The other animals - Kookaburra, Koala, Dingo, Emu and Kangaroo - have no water to drink and don't know what to do. The music activity focuses on copying rhythm patterns and the listening music explores the didgeridoo. Have fun!

                                                                                                                           https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/music-ks1-tiddalik-the-frog-1/zj9spg8

There are also many additional free resources linked to Tiddalik the frog using the above link, so please feel free to use any of them.

Please email us any work you do at home, we would love to see it.

Take care, keep laughing and stay safe,

Love Mrs Key and Mrs Thompson 

ladybower@st-michaels.derbyshire.sch.uk

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Ladybower Rec/Y1: Work for Website Week beginning 11.1.21

Monday

Numeracy

Reception children are estimating how many objects they can see and check by counting them.

Begin by explaining that estimating is about having a good guess at something. For example, I estimate that there are 6 apples in a bag. Then I can check my estimation by counting them all. If I had estimated that there were 100 apples in the bag, but there were only 8, that would not have been a good estimate. Remember that your estimation will not always be correct, and that does not matter, as long as it was a sensible one.

Collect up to 10 different small objects from your house and place them on a tray. You then need to close your eyes, whilst a grown up removes some of the objects. Once removed, open your eyes and quickly estimate how many items there are on the tray now. Perhaps you could write down your estimate on a piece of paper. Check your estimate by counting the objects left. Repeat several times, asking a grown up to remove different objects each time. 

Challenge: Can you complete the same activity with up to 15 or even 20 objects? Does this make it harder to estimate? Why?

Y1 are comparing and ordering groups of objects and numbers. You might like to visit the following websites for useful videos: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/week-12-number-place-value-within-20/

 

Year 1 activities to try at home: today we are comparing groups of objects. Begin by choosing objects from around your house that you can use to count out e.g. marbles, lego bricks, pasta shapes etc. Use these objects to count out two sets of things e.g. a group of 5 marbles and a group of 8 marbles. Which group has more, which has less? Repeat by asking a grown up to count out two different sets of objects for you to compare. Can you count out two groups of objects that have an equal amount?

Use the following link to play a game to reinforce this:

https://uk.splashlearn.com/maths-skills/year-1/compare-numbers-gk/compare-groups

Challenge: Can you compare two groups of objects with more than 10? Continuing from last week, practice bundling either some straws or crayons into groups of 10. Can you make a group of 12 and a group of 14? Which group has more, which has less? Repeat with different examples.

Please email us any work you do at home, we would love to see it.

Literacy

This week we are focusing on reading the story Handa’s Hen by Eileen Browne. You can watch it being read aloud here if you do not have a copy at home: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9FZqX1CBqE

Literacy - Monday

Before reading the story, who can remember what happened in Handa’s Noisy Night? Who were the main characters in the story? Enjoy listening to the whole story.

Reception activity to try at home: During Handa’s search for the hen she meets lots of different animals. Can you remember the names of any of the animals? Which animal would they like to find? Which was your favourite and why? Which animal would you not like to find? Draw a picture of your favourite animal.   

Year 1 activity to try at home: Talk about all of the animals Handa meets in her search for Mondi the hen. Draw a picture of your favourite animal and say why it is your favourite. Extra activity: Draw a picture of your least favourite animal and explain why you are not keen on it.

Phonics – Monday

Reception: Today you will be looking again at the sounds sh, th, ch. Write each sound on piece of paper. Can your child read the sounds? Can they write them down after they hear the sound?

Extra activity: sort the following words into the correct sound: moth, bath, chop, chap, them, that, cash, push, thin ,thick, path, chat, chick, then, this, mash, shed, rush. You may wish to write them on pieces of paper and hide them around the house and ask your child to find them and sort them.

Year 1: Please check your spellings from last week: play, spray, toys, enjoy, you, Kenya.

Our spellings this week are:

pies          tried           beads          treat           here         Africa

Look at these spellings together. For the next few days we are concentrating on ie making the igh sound. Can you think of any words that rhyme with pies and tried?  

Topic – Kenya

This week we are thinking about hot and cold countries. (Please check your emails for a PowerPoint) Talk about what it would be like to live in a very cold country and a hot country. What animals would live in these countries?

Activity: Imagine you are packing your bags for a holiday to a hot country and a cold country. What would you pack in your suitcase? You may wish to find items around your home to pack in your suitcase.

Extra activity: Can you find out which animals live in the Arctic and compare these to the animals you have seen in Handa’s Noisy Night and Handa’s Hen. What other animals live in Kenya?

 

Ladybower Rec/Y1: Work for Website Tuesday 12.1.21

Numeracy

Reception children are estimating how many objects they can see and check by counting them.

Reception: Find a small clear container that you could fill with different objects. For example, a jar with marbles or a clear glass with grapes. Ask a grown up to put different amounts of objects into the container. Can you write down your estimate of how many things you think are in the jar? Repeat using different containers with different amounts of things.

Challenge: Ask a grown to put some objects into a container. Then challenge another grown up to estimate how many objects they think there are. Both write down your estimates. Then check by counting them. The person with the closest estimate is the winner.

Y1. You might like to visit the following websites for useful videos: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/week-12-number-place-value-within-20/

Year 1 activities to try at home: today we are comparing numbers. Begin by making yourself a set of digit cards by writing the numbers 0-20 on separate pieces of paper. Turn the cards over and jumble them up. Pick two random cards, which is the greatest, which is the least? Repeat by picking two different cards each time. Practice using the < less than and > more than symbols to compare numbers.

Use the following link to play a game to reinforce this:

https://uk.splashlearn.com/maths-skills/year-1/compare-numbers-gk/compare-numbers-gk

Challenge: Write down the following onto separate pieces of paper – 17, fourteen, 10+5, 10+3. Can you work out which is the least? Which is the most? Can you answer these questions? – Is 10 +3 equal to 13? Is 18 greater than 10+7? Is 10+5 less than 14?

Please email us any work you do at home, we would love to see it.

Literacy - Tuesday

Listen to the story again: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9FZqX1CBqE As you listen to the story think about the animals that Handa finds whilst looking for Mondi. What do you notice about how many animals Handa finds, as she gets closer to finding Mondi?

Reception activity to try at home:  Can you describe one of the animals that Handa finds. How many are there? Extra activity: Write a sentence starting: I can see…

Year 1 activity to try at home: Today we are thinking about how to write numbers in words. Can you write the correct number for each word: one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine and ten. Choose the correct number word to complete the sentence: I can see ___________ starlings. Write your own sentence for one of the other animals. Extra activity: Can you describe the animal for your sentence. 

Phonics – Tuesday

Reception: Say the word shed. Can they sound talk to tell you the sounds in the word sh-e-d. Repeat for other words containing sh, th, ch.

Extra activity: Can you choose one or more of the words from yesterday (moth, bath, chop, chap, them, that, cash, push, thin ,thick, path, chat, chick, then, this, mash, shed, rush) to say in a sentence.

Year 1:

ie making the igh sound.

Write down the following words for your child to read: plum pie; French fries; pork pie; fried egg; dried herbs; dried figs; carrot fries. Can they read them and sort them into unhealthy foods and healthy foods.

Can you write the sentence: I tried a pork pie.  

Computing

This week we are learning about algorithms. They are a set of instructions used to tell a computer program what to do.

Can you follow these instructions for building a tower? If you do not have lego bricks, change it for something you do have at home.

  1. Get a red brick.
  2. Stick a blue brick on top of the red brick.
  3. Stick a yellow brick on top of the blue brick.
  4. Repeat this pattern.
  5. Stick a lego person on top.

Can you say your own instructions for someone else to build a tower?

If you have not already had a chance you can download the Boogie Bot to program a robot.

Apple: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/boogie-bot-coding-for-kids-learn-to-code/id1148028938

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

 

Ladybower Rec/Y1: Work for Website Wednesday 13.1.21

Numeracy

 

Reception: Today is a challenge to find out how many duplo bricks you can fit into one of your shoes. You need to find one of your shoes and then collect some duplo bricks (try and make sure the duplo bricks are of all the same size). Write down your estimation on a piece of paper first and then check by filling up your shoe. How close were you with your estimation?

 

Challenge: Experiment using different sized shoes. Will a larger shoe hold more duplo bricks? Try filling your shoe with other objects e.g. pebbles or marbles. Remember to write down your estimation first.

 

Y1. You might like to visit the following websites for useful videos: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/week-12-number-place-value-within-20/

 

Year 1 activities to try at home: today we are ordering groups of objects. Like on Monday you need to count out sets with different amounts of objects. Begin by counting out up to three different sets. Can you put these sets into order, starting with the least? Can you order them starting with the greatest? Ask a grown up to make you different sets of objects to put in order from least to greatest. Can you order up to 4 or even 5 different sets?

 

Challenge: Can you order three or four groups of objects with more than 10? Continuing from last week, practice bundling either some straws or crayons into groups of 10. Can you make a group of 13, a group of 18, and a group of 15? Can you put them into order starting with the least? Repeat with different examples.

 

Please email us any work you do at home, we would love to see it.

Literacy - Wednesday

If you wish you can listen to the story again: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9FZqX1CBqE As you listen take note of Handa’s descriptions of the animals: fluttery butterflies, stripy mice, little lizards, beautiful sunbirds, jumpy crickets, baby bullfrogs, shiny starlings.

Reception activity to try at home:  Can you think of a word to describe the spoonbill and the chicks. Extra: How many different words can you think of to describe another animal.

Year 1 activity to try at home: Can you think of words to describe the spoonbill and the chicks. What other descriptive words can you think of to describe the animals in the story? Extra activity: Can you write a descriptive about one of the animals that includes the connective and.

Phonics – Wednesday

Reception: Choose one of the following words to finish each sentence:

then      with       this       that     

I go ______________ Jack.  I can get ______________ hat. I will go ___________. Is____________ the exit?

Extra activity: Write the sentence: It is this pet.

Year 1: ie making the igh sound.

Say the following words for your child to write: pie, lie, tie, tried.

Can you write the sentence: We tried the plum pie.  

Extra activity: Can you sort the following words into real words/ not real words: ties, dried herbs, shies, pies, kie, blie, mied, fries.

Design Technology – Homes

 

Last week in school the children found out about the different types of homes in our village. The children drew a picture of their home. Today you are going to build a model of your home. You can choose whether you want to build your home with lego, building blocks, k-nex to name but a few. You may even wish to find some boxes, cardboard and make your own home with these.

Extra activity: Can you include some rooms in your house?

 

Ladybower Rec/Y1: Work for Website Thursday 14.1.21

Numeracy

Reception: Today is a challenge to see how many times you can write your name in one minute. Estimate how many times you think you may be able to do this. Then ask a grown up to set a timer for one minute and then you can start writing your name as many times as you can. Count how many times could you do this. Did you make a good estimate?

 

Challenge: Try writing down a name of another person in your house. Do you think you can write this down more or less times than your own name? Remember to write down your estimation. Discuss how the length of a name may affect how many times you would be able to write it in a minute.

 

Year 1 activities to try at home: today we are ordering numbers. You will need to use the digit cards, which you made on Tuesday. Jumble the cards and turn them over, so you cannot see them. Pick three cards out at random. Can you place them in order, starting with the least to the greatest? Can you order them from greatest to least? Repeat by turning over another three random cards.

Challenge: Have a go at turning over four or even five cards at a time and ordering from least to greatest.

Use the following link to play a game to reinforce this:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/chinese-dragon-ordering

 

Literacy - Thursday

Play a game of eye spy animal clues with the animals from the story. For example: This animal has wings. If there are more animals with wings give another clue: This animal has a beak. Continue with clues until they have guessed the animal.

Reception activity to try at home:  Play the animal guessing game. You may wish to do animals that we encountered in Handa’s Noisy Night. Take it in turns to give and answer the clues.

Year 1 activity to try at home: Play the animal guessing game. You may wish to do animals that we encountered in Handa’s Noisy Night. Take it in turns to give and answer the clues. Extra activity: Write down your clues and match to the animals.

Phonics – Thursday

Reception: For the next two days we are thinking about the phoneme ng

What words can you think of that contain the sound ng? Watch the following clip: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/z6bkbdm

Sound out the following words: king, wings, ring, fang, gong, ping-pong. Can you write these words?

Year 1: Teach ea making the ea sound.

Say the following words for your child to write: sea, bead, read, seat, teach.

Can you write the sentence: Can I teach the seal here?.  

Extra activity: Write a sentence that contains the word treat.

Science

Reception children are learning about the different features on their faces. Ask them which features they have on their face. How many can they name? Ask them to look in a mirror, have they missed any out? What about smaller things they might not notice e.g. eyelashes and freckles.

The children can then have a go at drawing their own faces and or a family member, including all the features they have observed in the mirror.

Ask them to compare their face to another family member. Are all faces the same? Discuss their similarities and differences between them.

Y1 children are learning about the five senses. These are the sense of touch, taste, smell, sight and hearing. Use the link below as a great introduction: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z9yycdm/articles/zxy987h

The following website has some interesting facts and fun activities you can try at home: https://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/our-senses

 

Perhaps you could choose one of the senses to investigate further. For example, find out about sight and why some people need to wear glasses or what it’s like to be blind. Or, about hearing, and why some people wear hearing aids or what it’s like to be deaf.

 

Please email us any work you do at home, we would love to see it.

 

Ladybower Rec/Y1:Work for Website Friday 15.1.21

Numeracy

Reception: Today is a building challenge. I want you to estimate how many bricks tall you can build a tower, before it topples over. Choose something in your house you could build a tower with e.g. lego bricks, building blocks or tins/packets. Estimate how many bricks tall you think you can build the tower, before it collapses. Ask a grown up to estimate as well. Now you can start building. Who had the closest estimate? Did anyone guess correctly?

 

Challenge: Try building a tower with different objects or even challenge a grown up to see if they can build a taller tower than you.

 

Year 1 activities to try at home: Revisit any of the activities or games from this week.

Challenge: Perhaps you could make up a true of false game to play with a grown up. For example, you could write out some statements – 17 is greater than 15, 12 is less than 10+4 and then ask your grown up to put them in a true of false pile.

 

Literacy - Friday

Today you are going draw your own story map of Handa’s search to find Mondi the hen. Remind yourself of all of the animals you have seen this week. Which animals did she find first, second, third etc. You may wish to use the pictures emailed this week or draw your own pictures.

Reception activity to try at home:  Create your own story map to tell the story of Handa’s Hen.

Year 1 activity to try at home:  Create your own story map to tell the story of Handa’s Hen. You may wish to write captions for each picture.

We would love to see any of your literacy or phonics activities that you have completed at home this week. Remember to email us your work at ladybower@st-michaels.derbyshire.sch.uk

 

Phonics – Friday

Reception: We are still thinking about the phoneme ng. Write the sentence: It is a long sock.

Extra activity: Can you write a sentence with the word wings.

Year 1: Practice your spelling words: 

pies          tried           beads          treat           here         Africa

Complete the following sentences with the correct ea word: jeans, dream, beans, tea.

For dinner, I eat _____________ on toast. When seals sleep they ___________ of fish. Today I will dress in ____________ and a shirt. Mrs Thompson loves a cup of _________.

Reception and Year 1:

This week we are thinking about the emotion of sadness.

Talk about how we know when someone is feeling sad. Get them to make a sad face in the mirror. What do they notice about their face? What else might they do if they are feeling sad?

Discuss ways in which they could stop someone feeling sad and help to cheer them up and make them feel better.

 

Use this link below to support this:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/pshe-eyfs-ks1-feeling-sad/zj7qt39

 

Take care, keep laughing and stay safe,

Love Mrs Key and Mrs Thompson 

ladybower@st-michaels.derbyshire.sch.uk

 

 

Ladybower – Week beginning 5.1.2021

REC/Y1:

Numeracy

Reception children are using Numicon to represent numbers to 10.  

 

Numicon is an approach to teaching maths that helps children to see connections between numbers. It is a multi-sensory way of learning, which means children learn by seeing and feeling. The holes in the Numicon Shapes represent the numbers 1 to 10. When they are arranged in order, children can easily see connections between numbers, such as ‘one more’ or ‘one less’. 

The following website gives helpful information about how Numicon can be used: 

 

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/maths/numicon-guide-for-parents/ 

 

TuesdayHave a go at playing the following games to support using Numicon: 

 

https://www.tinytap.it/activities/gdcj/play/numicon-game-eyfs 

 

https://www.tinytap.it/activities/gzm9/play/monster-numicon-counting-made-easy

 

Wednesday – Use the following link to print out a set of Numicon for you to use at home. Can you recognise all the different pieces? Ask the children to write the numbers 1 -10 on separate pieces of paper. Encourage the children to count the holes and match to a corresponding digit card. Set themselves a time challenge. Can they complete this in 2 minutes, 1 minute or 30 seconds?

 

Y1 are looking at different ways of representing a number to 20 and beginning to use the language of tens and ones. 

 

Tuesday – revise counting forwards and backwards from 0-20 and recognising all those numbers. The following links have some good counting songs:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MVzXKfr6e8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6a2W8UQP5w

 

Wednesday - Count out a set of 10 things that you can bunch together with an elastic band e.g. crayons, straws of sticks. How can you represent 12? – a bunch of 10 and then 2 more, 17 – a bunch of 10 and 7 more. So, 12 is made up of one ten and 2 ones, 17 is made up of one ten and 7 ones. Repeat using different examples.

 

Literacy

This week we are focusing on reading the story Handa’s Noisy Night by Eileen Browne. You can watch it being read aloud here if you do not have a copy at home: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0drdkvbM4hY

Tuesday

Listen to the story ‘Handa’s Noisy Night’ Ask the children if they have seen Handa before. Where do they think Handa lives? Explain that Kenya is in Africa. Do they know of any animals that live in Kenya?  Explain that this story takes place at night.  

Talk about the part in the story when Handa is going into the hut to sleep. What does she take with her? 

Reception activity to try at home: Draw pictures of items they would take on a sleepover. Support the children to write the initial letter of the items they would take and sound out the rest of the words together to label each item

Year 1 activity to try at home: Write a list of what they would take to a sleepover.  Can they describe each item? As a challenge can they write the list in alphabetical order?

Wednesday

Revisit the story of Handa’s Noisy Night. You can find the link to the story here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0drdkvbM4hY

Talk about what animals Handa can hear at night. What noises do they make?    Bush pig: snort snort; Fox: chatter chatter: Porcupine: rattle rattle: African Yellow Bat: squeak, squeak; Pangolin: slurp, slurp; Bush Baby: waa, waa  Owl: thud.                                                                                                                                                                                          

Reception activity to try at home: Look for items around your home to make the noise of the animals, or can they make the noises themselves? Make the noise of the animals, can children guess what the animal is?

Year 1 activity to try at home: Talk about the sounds each animal makes in the story. Can they find items around the home to make the sounds of the animal? Can your grown up guess which animal it is?

Reading at Home

Oxford Owl have a wide range of ebooks for free on their website. This is a brilliant resource of ebooks and activities. All you need to do is login to create your own account. There are a range of phonic books for each age group and book band.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

Phonics

Reception: Phoneme sh

 

Can your child write the following words: shop. shed, dish, fish, cash, bush, shell or write the words and ask your child to read them together with you. You may like to try the following activities: Can your child make up their own words? Can they put they put the words into rhyming pairs? Write the words outside with chalk or paintbrush and water.

Phonics Games

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/3  choose sh

Phonics Video Clip – sh

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/zhg8gwx

 

Year 1: For the next two days we are learning the alternative spelling of ai: ay

 

Tuesday activity: ask your child to write the following words on pieces of paper: hay, stay, sway, playing, ray, away, pay, spray, day, way. Using these words can they write a sentence? They may wish to write a really silly sentence using the words!

 

Wednesday: Look for items about your home that have the ay sound. Can they write a sentence with these words?

 

Spelling words for this week:

play     spray      toys      enjoy      you     Kenya    

 

Geography

This week we are starting our new topic Kenya. Can you find Kenya on a World Map. Explain that Kenya is in the continent of Africa. What do they think it is like to live in Kenya?


Can they draw the flag of Kenya?

 

If you do not have a world map or globe at home you can explore the world using google map: https://earth.google.com/web/@18.60739541,-108.98049973,-32467.908344a,22218143.66349936d,35y,-43.76999651h,3.67937547t,0r

 

Explore the seven continents of the world here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/games/embed/education-ivor-pirate-rabbits?exitGameUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fbbc.co.uk%2Fbitesize%2Farticles%2Fz6vyf4j

 

Computing

This term our focus is coding and programmable toys. You can download the Boogie Bot app on apple and android devices:

Apple: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/boogie-bot-coding-for-kids-learn-to-code/id1148028938

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

 

Thursday & Friday

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