01274 414126 office@thorpe.bradford.sch.uk

Welcome to Year 1 

Your class teachers are Miss Gimblett and Mrs Fowler.

Your teaching assistants are Mrs Wood, Miss Sladdin and Mrs Pierce.

Home Learning

Year 1’s webpage will be updated weekly to guide you through phonics, maths and writing activities that you may want to include in your home learning schedule.

If you need any assistance or would like work to be viewed/marked or posted on twitter please send it to office@thorpeprimary.co.uk

For any extra information about reading, please see ‘Learning Zone’ on our webpage for lots of information and links.

Thank you for all your support through this difficult time.

W/B 13.07.20

Hi Year 1s. Hope you’ve had a good weekend. We are now at the end of term, and what a strange term it’s been!

I hope everyone has managed to pick up their learning packs from the office. There should be enough work in there to keep you going for a couple of weeks but please do get in contact if you would like any additional work for the Summer holidays and we can get you another pack together. English and mental maths are provided in the packs, please can you follow BBC Bitesize for Maths.

I have set activities in Spelling shed. Phase 2 for Miss Sladdin’s group – e, u and r. Phase 3/5 for Miss Gimblett’s group – ou/ow. Well done to Archie M, Dominik, Jay, Violet, Oliver O, Oliver J and Myles for completing activities this week. I am very pleased that you are making time to do this.

Summer Project

Click on the links below to find 20 screen free activities for KS1. How many of them can you and your family do over the Summer holidays? Can you think of some of your own?

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Have a wonderful Summer holiday and see you all back in September. Mrs Fowler & Miss Gimblett

W/B 06.07.20

Hi everyone! Hope you’ve all had a great weekend despite the lousy weather!

There is a new English learning pack which will take us up to the end of term available in the office (along with the previous pack if you haven’t managed to pick that one up yet). There is a mixture of reading comprehension, spelling, grammar and writing.

Please continue to read the common exception word flashcards daily. Remove known words and add new words so there is about 10 cards to read. Also continue to work on any sounds your child is unsure of. Phonicsplay.co.uk is still free and is perfect to practise individual sounds.

I have set some tasks on spelling shed, phase 2/3 for Miss Sladdin’s group (c, k , ck) and phase 3/5 for Miss Gimblett’s group (ew/oo/ue).
Well done to Harry, Dominik, Myles, Oliver J, Jay, Archie M, Oliver O and Violet for completing spelling shed activities this week.

I would like your child to follow Bitesize for Maths. the topic is fractions – finding half/quarters of objects and amounts. I have included some mental maths work in the pack. This is a good topic for practical work. Your child can practise cutting food such as cakes, fruit and bread in to quarters and halves. And of course sweets are a great to practise splitting amounts into halves and quarters with the promise to eat them after! Also a play dough session would be ideal for this topic.

For fun…

I have included a scavenger hunt below. This is a fun, outdoor activity but also gives plenty of opportunity for reading. Your child could also make their own hunt up for you or their siblings!

scavenger hunt

W/B 29.06.20
Hi everyone. Thank you to everyone who picked up their packs last week. I hope you’ve made a start on them and it all makes sense. Please continue to work through them for English and use BBC bitesize for Maths. The topic is money, so a good opportunity to extend on this. For example:
– counting sets of coins practically; counting in 2s, 5s and 10s, counting 10ps and 1ps together
– ask your child to find coins to show amounts up to 50p.
– Create a shop to buy things and give change. I would work with coins up to the value of 10p/20p. This is a good chance to practise addition and subtraction.

I have set some tasks on spelling shed, phase 2/3 for Miss Sladdin’s group (o/z) and phase 3/5 for Miss Gimblett’s group (er/ur/ir).

Well done to Daniel, Maria, Dominik, Myles, Oliver J, Jay, Archie M, Ellie and Violet for completing spelling shed activities this week.

Thankyou to Oliver Jarvis for writing a lovely letter to me, I really enjoyed reading it and a reply is on its way!
If any children want to send in work, photos or just to say hello then please do. We really would love to hear from you. Send in to office@thorpe.bradford.sch.uk.

Finally…
Our topic next week for the children in school is Summer. Can you design your most perfect ice cream and label it? It can be however you like!  Clink on the link to get your ice cream outline… ice cream

 

W/B 22.06.20

Hello everyone, hope your weekend has been a good one!

After meeting with Miss Gimblett on Friday, we have decided to take a slightly different approach to home learning as we move forward. We feel that as things are not set to change and parents are becoming concerned with their child’s progress, then more detail and structure is what is needed.

We have planned 2 weeks work for Maths and English which can be found in the link below. We have provided appropriate worksheets and assessment tools in a pack for your child. These packs do need to be picked up from the school office on Monday. If you are unable to get into school then please let us know and we can arrange a way of getting these to you. In the pack is an explanation of what to do to assess your child. Please do get in touch if something doesn’t make sense.

planning 2 weeks

As well as the work set, it is also important to continue with spelling shed, phonics play and of course reading. I have set some tasks on spelling shed, phase 2/3 for Miss Sladdin’s group and phase 3/5 for Miss Gimblett’s group.

Well done to Daniel, Maria, Dominik, Myles, Oliver J, Oliver O and Violet for completing spelling shed activities this week.

Thankyou to Archie Mathers for writing a lovely letter to me, I really enjoyed reading it and a reply is on its way!

If any children want to send in work, photos or just to say hello then please do. We really would love to hear from you. Send in to office@thorpe.bradford.sch.uk

We do understand that parents are feeling anxious and concerned about their child’s learning. Please do get in contact with us and we will help you anyway we can.

Please pick up your packs and have a good week!

 

W/B 15.06.20

Hi everyone! I hope you’ve all enjoyed the nice weather this weekend!

English/Maths

This week, we’re going to follow BBC bitesize for English. Please follow the links below to see an outline of the lessons throughout the week and for the activities.

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

bitesize

Spelling Shed

I have set some tasks on spelling shed, phase 2/3 for Miss Sladdin’s group and phase 3/5 for Miss Gimblett’s group.

Well done to Dominic, Oliver O, Oliver J, Violet, Myles and Ellie for using spelling shed this week.

Phonics

Please continue to access phonics play for phonics games. Other activities that you could be doing… word hunts in the garden, matching pairs with different sounds, sound bingo and quick writing words with different sounds.

Other activities…

Can you make a sculpture outside using different natural resources? Take a photo and send in to me and I will upload them on to the website next week.

W/B 08.06.20

Hi to all Year 1s! I hope you’ve had a lovely weekend. It’s Mrs Fowler here, I’m back from having a baby and I just hope I get to spend some time with you before we break up for Summer!

English/Maths

This week, we’re going to follow BBC bitesize for English. Please follow the links below to see an outline of the lessons throughout the week and for the activities.

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

I would also like you to write me a letter to tell me about yourself. I’ve not been lucky enough to work with you this year so I would love it if you could write to me and tell me all about yourselves. You could email your letter to the school office or post the letter to school. I would love hearing from you and promise to write back.

Spelling Shed

I have set some tasks on spelling shed, phase 2/3 for Miss Sladdin’s group and phase 3/5 for Miss Gimblett’s group.

Phonics

As mentioned further down the page, Twinkl are teaching daily phonics lessons. The children have been taught phase 3 and phase 4, but they are worth repeating.
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=twinkl+kids+tv
Remember to make use of Phonics Play’s free subscription. I would recommend playing any game that focuses on phase 5a, particularly the split digraphs a-e, e-e, i-e, o-e and u-e.
https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/5

Other activities…

Summer is here and we’ve already been so lucky with the lovely weather. I would like you to talk with your child about the signs of Summer and how this season is different to others. Your child could write a list of things they would need to take on a summer holiday, design and label a summer outfit or write a postcard to someone from an imaginary holiday!

Have a good week!

 

W/B 01.06.20

Welcome back! I hope you all had a lovely half term and made the most of the glorious sunshine.

English

This week, we’re going to follow BBC bitesize for English. Please follow the links below to see an outline of the lessons throughout the week and for the activities.

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

bitesize overview

 Maths

In maths, we are continuing with addition and subtraction from Oak Academy – see lesson 6 ‘To Solve Word Problems’ for the first lesson this week.

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-1/maths#subjects

 Phonics

As mentioned further down the page, Twinkl are teaching daily phonics lessons. The children have been taught phase 3 and phase 4, but they are worth repeating.

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=twinkl+kids+tv

 Remember to make use of Phonics Play’s free subscription. I would recommend playing any game that focuses on phase 5a, particularly the split digraphs a-e, e-e, i-e, o-e and u-e.

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/5

 Spelling Shed

I have allocated some phonics assignments according to which phonics group your child is in.

I am Learning

The assignments on I am Learning this week, complement Bitesize and Oak Academy learning. They focus on capital letters, full stops and exclamation marks for English and word problems for maths.

Just for fun

This half term we would have been learning to identify wild plants in our local area. Below, I have attached a link to an identification sheet. Why not go on a walk to the woods and see how many of each plant you can find?

wild plants hunt

W/B 18.05.20

English

This week, there is one lesson a day working towards writing an information text about dinosaurs. The writing phase is very prescriptive, so if you’d like for your child to write their own ideas, that’s absolutely fine. Please follow the link below for daily English lessons:

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-1/english#subjects

Spelling shed

I am giving ‘honeypots’ to children having a go on spelling shed. Ten honeypots for every game played. Myles is still top of the Year 1 leaderboard at the moment. Can anyone catch him up?

This week’s focus is oo like moon, ew like screw and u_e like blue

Oxford Owls have a range of information texts to read. There is also an information text about dinosaurs called ‘Dinosaur Times’. It is quite an advanced book, but it may be interesting for adults to read to children.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

Maths

Click on the link below, and then choose Y1 and maths for daily maths lessons. This week maths is focusing on addition and subtraction.

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-1/maths#subjects

Iamlearning

I have allocated games practising addition, subtraction and past tense verbs to enhance the learning taught through the English and Maths lessons above. 

Just for Fun

Do you have small toy dinosaurs at home? If so, follow the link below to create your own dinosaur excavation ice dig:

https://littlebinsforlittlehands.com/frozen-dinosaur-eggs-ice-excavation-sensory-play/

Give your child a variety of tools to use, for example: metal and wooden spoons, a toy hammer, salt, warm water, cold water. The aim is for the children to make observations and conclusions about which methods/tools are most effective at freeing the dinosaurs. If you don’t have dinosaurs, you can use any small plastic characters. If you don’t have balloons, you can also just use a bowl. Send in pictures to the office and will post pictures on Twitter (unless you state that you don’t want them to be posted). I’m so excited to see the results!

W/B 11.05.20

English

This week, there is one lesson a day working towards writing a character description of a dragon. Please follow the link below for daily English lessons:

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-1/english#subjects

Spelling shed

I am giving ‘honeypots’ to children having a go on spelling shed. Ten honeypots for every game played. Myles is top of the Year 1 leaderboard at the moment. Can anyone catch him up?

This weeks focus is oe like toe and o_e like bone

Maths

Click on the link below, then choose Y1 and maths for daily maths lessons.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

Iamlearning

This weeks focus is number bonds to 10 again as this will help with Mondays BBC bitesize maths lesson.

More number bonds to 10 support

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lD9tjBUiXs0

Just for fun

As English this week focuses on dragons, can you make a dragon or dragon egg of your own using anything you can find at home? Please send a picture of your creations to the office, so we can post them on twitter.

       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

W/B 04.05.20

English

Click the link below. This week there is one lesson a day working towards retelling and writing the story ‘Katie in London’. The teacher, Miss Brown, reads the story, but if you’d also like to watch it. Please click on the YouTube link.

Daily English lessons:

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-1/english#subjects

Katie in London story:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1uFqXFIDV0

Although the Oak Academy lessons offer one lesson a day, it doesn’t mean you have to complete it in one week. Take your time and complete them at your pace. Alternatively, BBC bitesize offer one off lessons.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

Rising Stars are now offering 90 days free access to their online library:

https://www.risingstars-uk.com/series/reading-planet/products/rising-stars-reading-planet-online-library

Phonics

In this week’s Oak Academy English lessons, the focus sounds are igh, ie and i_e. The children have yet to be taught the split digraph i_e. Please recap ‘split digraphs’ by watching the video I posted last week and use phonicsplay to practise the i_e grapheme.

Split digraphs:

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/teaching-wiki/split-digraph

Phonics play:

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk (choose any of the phase 5 blending games to practise the i_e grapheme)

Letters and sounds are now also streaming live phonics lessons:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw/featured?disable_polymer=1

Maths

Maths continues from last week, again looking at length and height. Just as with English, BBC bitesize offer one off lessons if you’d prefer.

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-1/maths/#subjects

Spelling Shed:

This weeks focus ‘igh’ and i_e’

Iamlearning:

Number bonds to 19

Just for fun:

This week marks the 75th Anniversary of VE Day. Why not have a 1940’s style tea party to commemorate the event?

See the following links for ideas about crafts, bunting and VE Day recipes:

https://www.goodtoknow.co.uk/family/ve-day-celebrations-in-lockdown-540015

https://ve-vjday75.gov.uk/plan-your-ve-day-party/

w/b 26th April

English – https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-1/english/#subjects

Please copy and paste the webpage above for this week’s English lessons. By the end of the week, the aim is to have a set of instructions written using time connectives and the conjunction ‘and’. There is a video to watch every day and activities to complete. The instructions are rather gruesome, so this should appeal to the children. If you have access to an outdoor area and some pots and pans you could create your own revolting recipes and instructions to match. Included in these lessons are some phonics activities based around different ‘ai’ sounds. In class, the children have not yet studied split digraphs, so it might be worthwhile to watch the following video:

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/teaching-wiki/split-digraph

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/ chose any of the phase 5 blending games to practise the a_e grapheme

Maths – https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-1/maths/#subjects

Please copy and paste the webpage above for this week’s maths lessons. These lessons are interactive and do not require print outs/extra resources. They focus on length and height.

Just for fun

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Y4cPw1T5Sg (Bubble experiment video)

https://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/ (Recipe for giant bubbles)

At school this week, we had fun experimenting with bubbles. Why not try your own experiments at home? Who can make the largest bubble? Our largest was 32cm in diameter. Can you blow bubbles inside of bubbles. We managed 4. All you need is water, a straw and washing up liquid. Glycerine makes the bubbles last longer, but it is not an essential ingredient. Remember to keep all surfaces as wet as possible and to blow slowly.

w/b 20th April

Phonics – as mentioned in the home learning pack, twinkl is currently free for parents. Each day a live phonics lesson is taught. They are working through phase 3 sounds that have been taught to Year 1, but make sense to recap. Previous lessons can be watched on twinkl kids youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMY4o8_rPjmFoatx7F4TvHQ/featured

Monday’s video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Adb6WSS34C0

Corresponding powerpoint https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/tf-l-165-oo-long-lesson-pack-level-3-week-5-lesson-1

Maths – https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

On this website there are videos for each day and corresponding worksheets. Work through Summer Term – Week 1. This week focuses on doubling and making equal groups and sharing.

Hit the button https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button is a good game to practise doubling.

Try to practise sharing through practical activities for example, bake buns and share toppings such as smarties equally between them; or share snacks equally between people at home or play food between teddies etc.

Writing – BBC bitesize are also providing daily lessons in many subjects, for all age ranges. For writing this week, watch the video and write questions for each of the characters.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z7hc47h

‘Dad Can You Do This?’ is a good book available on Oxford Owls to read alongside the BBC lesson to consolidate learning about question marks. https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/24319.html

Fun Activity

It’s St George’s Day on 23rd April. Can you make something for the celebration? A dragon, a shield or sword? If you would like, send a photo of your creations into office@thorpeprimary.co.uk and we will display it on twitter.

Autumn 1 (Sept – Oct 2019)

This half term our topic has been “We are all animals”.  This has inspired our continuous provision including: a vet and doctor surgery role play, collage and mask making in craft and a farm set up in small world.  We have also been thinking about the changes we see in autumn and enjoyed singing our song “Autumn Leaves” at our Harvest Festival.

English

In English we have really enjoyed reading  the books “The Tiger Who Came to Tea”,  “The Bog Baby” and “Oi Frog”.  We are beginning to write descriptive sentences using spaces and punctuation. We have also started to learn about poetry and rhyme and had fun learning and performing a class poem for National Poetry Day.

Maths

In Maths this half term we have been securing our knowledge of numbers to 10.  We sorted and compared groups of objects saying whether there is more, less or the same in each group.  We have also used number lines and our number knowledge to decide whether numbers and quantities are greater than >,  less than <  or  equal to =.  This has involved using part-whole models and number bonds to 10.  We have also been writing addition number sentences and rearranging them into fact families.

Topic

In Topic we have been learning about animals including humans.  First we thought about ourselves as humans and considered our senses and what we use them for.  Next we sorted animals into the five groups: mammals, amphibians, reptiles, birds and fish and discussed the key features of each group.  Then we thought about what animals like to eat and sorted animals based on whether they are carnivores, herbivores or omnivores.

In Music we listened to “Carnival of the Animals” by Saint Saens  and discussed the tempo, pitch and instruments used to represent each of the animals.  We then composed our own pieces of music to represent a chosen animal.

In ICT we have used a simple drawing and labelling program to select a picture of an animal, colour it in, label with our names and print it off.

Finally in Art and D&T we have drawn, printed and collaged self portraits, painted animal masks and constructed our own autumn Bog Baby habitats (complete with individually designed bog babies).

Curriculum Newsletter Y1 Aut 2019

 

Key Stages 1 & 2 National Curriculum

The National Curriculum is followed in Keystages 1 and 2. This curriculum covers Maths, English, Science, Computing, History, Geography, Art, DT, PSHE, Music and PE. KS2 children are also taught a modern foreign language (Spanish).

You can find more information on the following website:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-primary-curriculum