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Year 1 Butterflies

Home learning

Message from Mrs Rice

If you are not returning to school this term, please carry on with your home learning.

Miss Fallaize is enjoying speaking to you on the phone and she is telling me how hard you're working. Well done! You're all doing an amazing job and I am so proud of you.

Thank-you parents for all of your hard work during this difficult time.

 

If you need to contact me, please use the contact form at the bottom.  However, I won't be able to reply to any messages sent from school email accounts e.g. a big brother/sister's school email address.  I can only reply to a parent's email address.

Sports Day - Wednesday 8th July 2020

Join our summer reading challenge!

 

From the 5th of June we are encouraging our wonderful SMSJ children to complete the Summer reading challenge with Blackburn Central Library!

This is a fantastic opportunity to encourage thousands of children to read for pleasure and keep their skills sharp whilst learning from home.

 

All you need to do is follow the link below and sign up! The library has recently relaxed the joining rules, so that children who don’t already have a library card can access the eBook and eAudio resources too!

 

https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/

 

Once you are all signed up, set your own challenge to read any number of books! Every time you finish a book, add it to your profile and write a review.

You will be rewarded with activities and incentives along the way, such as online badges, games and videos!

 

When your challenge is completed you will receive a downloadable certificate!

 

We can’t wait to see what you have been reading! smiley

Phonic Comics!

Practice your decoding skills and choose a comic from the phonic phase you are at. Enjoy!

Mrs Hester's/Mrs Esat's group - Phase 2 and 3

Mrs Rice's group - Phase 3 and 4

Miss Cooper's group - Phase 5a

Miss Umerji's group - Phase 5a and 5b

 

Phase 2

https://phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/comic_ph2_pat.html - Pat

https://phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/comic_ph2_sit.html - Sit

https://phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/comic_ph2_a_nap.html - A nap

https://phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/comic_ph2_rick_the_duck.html - Rick the duck

https://phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/comic_ph2_a_bug.html - A bug

 

Phase 3

https://phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/comic_ph3_pet_vet.html - Pet Vet

https://phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/comic_ph3_buzz.html - Buzz

https://phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/comic_ph3_i_can_spot.html - I can spot...

https://phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/comic_ph3_lets_go.html - Let's go

https://phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/comic_ph3_moon_farm_park.html - Moon Farm Park

https://phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/comic_ph3_cow_and_owl_town.html - Cow and Owl Town

https://phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/comic_ph3_the_haircut.html - The haircut

 

Phase 4

https://phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/comic_ph4_moon_camping.html - Moon camping

https://phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/comic_ph4_stunt_quest.html - Stunt quest

https://phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/comic_ph4_lets_go_fishing.html - Let's go fishing

https://phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/comic_ph4_midnight_moon.html - Midnight moon

https://phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/comic_ph4_lunch_box.html - Lunch box

 

Phase 5a

https://phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/comic_ph5a_the_holiday.html - The holiday

https://phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/comic_ph5a_eggs_eggs_eggs.html - Eggs, eggs, eggs

https://phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/comic_ph5a_which_new_pet.html - Which new pet?

https://phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/comic_ph5a_dragon_bake_off.html - Dragon bake off

 

Phase 5b

https://phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/comic_ph5b_a_kind_fish.html - A kind fish?

https://phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/comic_ph5b_yo_ho_no.html - Yo ho no!

https://phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/comic_ph5b_centipede_circus.html - Centipede Circus

https://phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/comic_ph5b_magic_hat.html - Magic hat

https://phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/comic_ph5b_una_the_unicorn.html - Una the Unicorn

https://phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/comic_ph5b_dragon_street.html - Dragon Street

https://phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/comic_ph5b_stop_thief.html - Stop thief!

https://phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/comic_ph5b_a_meal_out.html - A meal out

https://phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/comic_ph5b_adverts_adverts_adverts.html- Adverts, adverts, adverts

https://phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/comic_ph5b_swap_shop.html - Swap shop

https://phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/comic_ph5b_crystal_flowers.html - Crystal flowers 

https://phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/comic_ph5b_a_dream_job.html - A dream job

https://phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/comic_ph5b_sea_monster.html - Sea monster

https://phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/comic_ph5b_the_mystery_key.html - The mystery key

 

 

Story time with Mr Simpson.

Just click on the links below to listen to a story:

 

https://youtu.be/nocMn8wkk5I  The Gruffalo

https://youtu.be/vL9pwgEz0YY  The Gingerbread Man

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZpznqQngIw  Someone Bigger

https://youtu.be/s4LSHlknHoE  Owl Babies

https://youtu.be/G3L31_2ETpo  The Three Billy Goats Gruff

https://youtu.be/21Pj0KHpwpc  Not Now, Bernard!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bptvwVNKW4&feature=youtu.be  The Tiger Who Came to Tea

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-itbmykMzk&feature=youtu.be  Mrs McTats and her Houseful of Cats

https://youtu.be/v8S8HAZt95A  The Gruffalo's Child

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrupAyHNf2Q&feature=youtu.be  Six Dinner Sid  

https://youtu.be/6kUsHmyAJRc  Where the Wild Things Are

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-17dI-H8F0&feature=youtu.be  Farmer Duck 

https://youtu.be/m-b5XWxBGA4  Supertato - Veggies in the Valley of Doom

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e33ihFrQmH4&feature=youtu.be  The Snail and the Whale

https://youtu.be/dXPAHglozRo The Scariest Thing of All

https://youtu.be/JhAbzHjT5vk Mr Brave (Mr Men Series)

https://youtu.be/0S3SPMdvK10 I'm Not Your Friend

https://youtu.be/10M9djYv068 The Giant's Loo Roll

https://youtu.be/sApeS-iY010 Dave, The Lonely Monster

https://youtu.be/pM4MHbLX-5g Room on the Broom

https://youtu.be/jXBn5VXry7w Little Miss Trouble

https://youtu.be/yMUMGQeLEkc The Wind in the Willows

https://youtu.be/-rQb9PEtu-U Harry and the Dinosaurs Go to School

https://youtu.be/OnBHwKFQhQY A Squash and a Squeeze

https://youtu.be/iME-9by4DwM I Don't Want to Go to Bed

https://youtu.be/KFkv1YEkpNo Cinderella

https://youtu.be/L2OPoitRy-o The Smartest Giant in Town

https://youtu.be/nli6g6FngQs I Want to Go Home

https://youtu.be/FfiLnEUldXE  Charlie Cook's Favourite Book

https://youtu.be/xPNAJpwVKgc   Mr Cheerful

https://youtu.be/KV9SevBjG-8   I Want Two Birthdays

https://youtu.be/zBLLPccSY34   The Truth Pixie

https://youtu.be/muFoK5lcnp8  I Want to Do It Myself

https://youtu.be/vt_N8YdNBQ4  Cave Baby

https://youtu.be/qN08SyrCEbM  Puss in Boots

https://youtu.be/6z7RsbyN1tQ  Aliens Love Underpants

https://youtu.be/0zArF-G9WdU Peace at Last

https://youtu.be/DuEIiV4i0wI Moon Rabbit

https://youtu.be/sc050XUXzng Zog

https://youtu.be/Bp9L5vrv5-c Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type

https://youtu.be/psOjD1uSRnA Beegu

https://youtu.be/0qVR4ODn-Uo Barry The Fish with Fingers and the Hairy Scary Monster

https://youtu.be/UnZRAUMEz5c Pirates Love Underpants

https://youtu.be/8VaJZGbX-54 Winnie's Magic Wand

https://youtu.be/Dmw32GIkEvw Pumpkin Soup

https://youtu.be/7-wrljCARfU Shark in the Park

https://youtu.be/q6AplxMzEAU Come on, Daisy!

https://youtu.be/wVLRly9Y_2s Lost and Found

https://youtu.be/j1CRzrr1fPc The Colour Monster

https://youtu.be/W0elFOQ2gAs The Colour Monster goes to School

https://youtu.be/5UBDtjQCPzk The Dinosaur That Pooped the Past!

https://youtu.be/vIGGSmGxNd4 Giraffes Can't Dance

https://youtu.be/ivqJ5NgyKhk Zog and the Flying Doctors

https://youtu.be/fFvdBl--jiA Keith the Cat with the Magic Hat

https://youtu.be/4reD9GiMGM8 The Heart and the Bottle

https://youtu.be/-oU5X8iH78s Doug the Bug that Went Boing!

https://youtu.be/-HyrX6Y3rdE Amazing Grace

Welcome to the Year 1 Butterflies!

 

My name is Mrs Rice and I am delighted to be teaching the Year 1 Butterflies this year.  Mrs Hester, Mrs Stirzaker and Mrs Esat will also be helping us in Year 1.  At the bottom of our class page, you will find lots of important information such as our class bulletin, homework grid, curriculum overview and lots of useful websites to support learning.

 

Important Reminders

* PE - Our PE days are Wednesday and Friday, however, it is important that PE kits are in school at all times.

* School Library - The Butterflies are timetabled to visit the school library every Wednesday lunchtime.  Don't forget to pick up a loyalty card for the chance to win a new book from the SMSJ bookshop!

* Homework is given out every Wednesday and should be returned on Monday.  All children have a homework book with a homework grid for the half term.  Homework includes: home reading (3 parent signatures required), spellings (test every Monday), a phonics workbook activity and one other piece to be completed.                 

Summer 2

Our value this half term is COOPERATION.  Don't forget to complete your values task at home - it could be included on our next newsletter!

 

This half term, we will be learning...

 

English

This half term we will be reading the story of 'No-Bot' as part as our focus on writing stories with a fantasy setting. We will be learning about the characters, setting and main events of the story before orally retelling it. We will then create and write our own innovative version of the story. Following this, we will be exploring non-fiction writing such as recounts. 

 

Maths

This half term we will be covering the following areas:

- Place Value to 100

- Time

- Money

 

Morning Tasks

Every morning from 8:40 - 9:00, children get the opportunity to consolidate their Maths skills and learn new skills by completing a Magic Maths activity.  Within this activity they will answer questions, which increases their knowledge and confidence. They will also learn the 'Word of the Day' and it's meaning, really broadening their vocabulary. The children will use their knowledge of the word to create their own sentence. At the end of the week the best sentence will get a little word ninja certificate!

 

Topic

This half term our topic is Robots.  Within this topic, we will be studying Art and Design, Music and PE. In Art the children will be creating their very own robot using junk materials! They will also be exploring pitches and sounds that are made by robots in their Music lessons. In PE the children will be working on their kicking skills. They will take part in lots of fun team games such as football.

 

Science

We will be focusing on the human body and its senses. The children will be completing lots of exciting investigations to increase their knowledge on this topic.

 

RE

We will be carrying on our focus on the question 'What makes some places sacred?'. We will be looking at places of worship in more detail whilst also doing activities on our value of cooperation.

Summer 1

Our value this half term is LOVE.  Don't forget to complete your values task at home - it could be included on our next newsletter!

 

This half term, we will be learning...

 

English

This half term we will be reading the story of 'Boris goes Camping' as part as our focus on writing stories with a familiar setting. We will be learning about the characters, setting and main events of the story before orally retelling it. We will then create and write our own innovative version of the story. Following this, we will be exploring non-fiction writing such as information booklets. We will also be revisiting traditional rhymes!

 

Maths

This half term we will be covering the following areas:

- Multiplication and Division

- Fractions

- Position and Direction

 

Morning Tasks

Every morning from 8:40 - 9:00, children get the opportunity to consolidate their Maths skills and learn new skills by completing a Magic Maths activity.  Within this activity they will answer questions, which increases their knowledge and confidence. They will also learn the 'Word of the Day' and it's meaning, really broadening their vocabulary. The children will use their knowledge of the word to create their own sentence. At the end of the week the child who uses the word of days orally and in their writing will win a Vocabulary Ninja certificate!

 

Topic

This half term our topic is The Great Outdoors.  Within this topic, we will be studying Geography, DT and PE. The children will be working on their observation and fieldwork skills whilst exploring weather patterns and human and physical geography in the UK. In DT, the children will be creating their own product for a purpose, we will be linking this with our story in English 'Boris goes Camping' and our Science focus of everyday materials. In PE the children will be looking at trails and different ways to move around a space. They will be creating their very own trails!

 

Science

We will be exploring everyday materials and carrying out lots of exciting experiments!

 

RE

We will be focusing on the question 'What makes some places sacred?' We will be exploring places of worship for Muslim, Christian and Jewish believers, exploring why those places of worship are so important and what practices are followed in those places of worship.

Spring 2

Our value this half term is RESPECT.  Don't forget to complete your values task at home - it could be included on our next newsletter!

 

This half term, we will be learning...

 

English

This half term we will be reading the story of 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs' as part as our focus on traditional tales. We will be learning about the characters, setting and main events of the story before orally retelling it. We will then create and write our own innovative version of the story. Following this, we will learn about writing recounts.

 

Maths

This half term we will be covering the following areas:

- Weight and Volume

- Place Value within 50

- Addition and Subtraction

 

Magic Maths

Every morning from 8:40 - 9:00, children get the opportunity to consolidate their Maths skills and learn new skills by completing a Magic Maths activity.  Within this activity they will answer questions, which increases their knowledge and confidence.

 

Topic

This half term our topic is Family Album.  Within this topic, we will be studying Art and Design, Geography and History. The children will be looking out changes within their living memory. In Art they will be creating their own self portraits using charcoal, chalk, pastel and watercolours. They will then develop this into digital art. In Geography we will be looking exploring the countries and capital cities of the UK.

 

Science

We will be continuing our work on plants and focusing on the season of Winter, carrying out lots of exciting experiments!

Spring 1

Our value this half term is HOPE.  Don't forget to complete your values task at home - it could be included on our next newsletter!

 

This half term, we will be learning...

 

English

This half term we will be reading the story of 'The Enormous Turnip'. We will be learning about the characters, setting and main events of the story before orally retelling it. We will then create and write our own innovative version of the classic story. Following this, we will learn about writing instructions and traditional rhymes.

 

Maths

This half term we will be covering the following areas:

- Place Value (within 50)

- Length and Height

- Weight 

 

Magic Maths

Every morning from 8:40 - 9:00, children get the opportunity to consolidate their Maths skills and learn new skills by completing a Magic Maths activity.  Within this activity they will answer questions, which increases their knowledge and confidence.

 

Topic

This half term our topic is Growth and Green Fingers!  Within this topic, we will be studying Art and Design and Technology. The children will learn all about foods and will practice their cooking skills such as cutting, slicing and grating! In Art we will be exploring the fantastic art work of William Norris!

 

Science

Within our topic of Growth and Green Fingers, we will be learning all about plants! We will be growing our very own plants and understand what a plant needs to survive.

Autumn 2

Our value this half term is TOLERANCE.  Don't forget to complete your values task at home - it could be included on our next newsletter!

 

This half term, we will be learning...

 

English

This half term we will be reading the story of 'George and the Dragon' by Chris Wormell. We will be learning about the characters, setting and main events of the story before orally retelling it. We will then create and write our own version of the story. Following this, we will learn about poems and non-fiction texts.

 

Maths

This half term we will be covering the following areas:

- addition

- subtraction

- Shape

- Place value (within 20)

 

Magic Maths

Every morning from 8:40 - 9:00, children get the opportunity to consolidate their Maths skills and learn new skills by completing a Magic Maths activity.  Within this activity they will answer questions, which increases their knowledge and confidence.

 

Topic

This half term our topic is Fire! Fire!  Within this topic, we will be studying History and Design and Technology. The children will learn about the events of the Great Fire of London.

 

Science

Within our topic of Seasonal change, we will be learning about the Seasons of the year. We be searching for signs of Autumn with a trip to the park!

 

Autumn 1

Our value this half term is RESPONSIBILITY.  Don't forget to complete your values task at home - it could be included on our next newsletter!

 

This half term, we will be learning...

 

English

This half term we will be reading the story of 'Lost and Found' by Oliver Jeffers. We will be learning about the characters, setting and main events of the story before orally retelling it. We will then create and write our own version of the story. Following this, we will learn about non-chronological reports and we will write our own report.

 

Maths

This half term we will be covering the following areas:

- place value

- addition

- subtraction

 

Magic Maths

Every morning from 8:40 - 9:00, children get the opportunity to consolidate their Maths skills and learn new skills by completing a Magic Maths activity.  Within this activity they will answer questions, which increases their knowledge and confidence.

 

Topic

This half term our topic is Penguins, Possums and Ponies.  Within this topic, we will be studying Geography and Art and Design. The children will learn about hot and cold areas of the world. They will also learn to build a 3D animal model using clay.

 

Science

Within our topic of Penguins, Possums and Ponies, we will be  learning about animals and their basic structures. We will learn to sort animals into groups (mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians). We will also be looking at seasonal changes and the weather.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Important Documents

Year 1 Curriculum Overview

Knowledge Organiser

Useful Websites

If you need to contact Mrs Rice, please send a message below:

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