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Year 1 Starfish

Home Learning Tasks

Message for children

I miss you all and I hope you are all ok! I am so proud that you are doing your learning at home. Enjoy this time with your family! Do not worry if you can't complete all tasks that are set in the day. The days learning will stay up for the week so you can always go back to it. Try your best and stay safe.

 

Message for parents

Your child's learning for the day will be uploaded by 9am.

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.

I would love to see pictures of your children completing their home learning tasks. You can send pictures using the contact form at the bottom of our class page! Thank you for all your support during this time. 

 

 

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

Story Time with Mr Simpson!

Please click the link below for today's story:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdI57OCOMD4&feature=youtu.be - Why the Elephant has a Trunk

 

 

Phonic Comics!

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

Mrs Hester'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

 

 

Follow the adventures of Ted and Tess!

 

Welcome to the Year 1 Ladybirds!

 

My name is Miss Umerji and I am delighted to be teaching the Year 1 Ladybirds this year. Mrs Hester and Mrs Stirzaker 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 day is Friday, however, it is important that PE kits are in school at all times.

* School Library - The Ladybirds 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 best sentence will get a little word 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 will 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 'Lost and Found' by Oliver Jeffers. We will be exploring the main characters, settings and events of the story before orally retelling it. We will then create our own innovative 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 working on our place value within 10, 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 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

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