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Name Badges Summer Task 
We would like to invite all children to make name badges for their return to school in September. They can be any shape, size or colour. These can be made from paper or card, material or collage and could be stuck to an existing birthday badge or just paper clipped on to their jumper/cardigan. These will form personalised getting to know you designs that the children can share with their class and adults on the first day back. We look forward to seeing your creative, unique designs. 

Monday 20th July

Good Morning everyone 🙂 It’s your last day in Year 1! 👒🎉😎☀️

 

Today, we thought you might like to try some fun activities, so here are some ideas for you:

English – Year 1 to Year 2 Transition activities

English Year 2 Transition Activity Booklet

Maths –Year 1 to Year 2 Transition activities

Maths transition booklet

Extra activity booklet – End of Summer Term activity booklet

ks1 summer activity booklet

Craft ideas – There are instructions and templates for some of these ideas in the links below.

Pom Pom Flowers Craft Instructions

Pom Pom Ring Template

Fish Craft Instructions

Pinwheel

Fish Template

Don’t forget to complete your ‘Special task’, set by Mrs Pargeter and Mrs Pooni last week!

 

We want to take this opportunity to say well done to all year 1 children (and parents!) for all your hard work during this difficult time, learning from home. You are all super stars and we’ve loved being a part of your Ravensdale journey this year.

Stay safe, enjoy your well-deserved Summer break and shine like the wonderful stars you are when you return to school in September as Year 2’s.

Miss Hewlett and Mrs Rushforth 😊

Friday 17th July

Good Morning everyone 🙂

 

Here’s the work set for Year 1 children today:

English – Summer Poetry – Choose whether you would like to write an acrostic poem or a senses poem. Use your mind map from yesterday to write your own Summer poem. Mrs Rushforth has done a model of both types of poems for you to look at. Use the templates if you would like to or you can write straight into your blue book.

Friday 17th July 2020

Summer acrostic poem template

Summer senses poem template

Maths – Ordering numbers. Watch today’s video here https://vimeo.com/432401517. Then click on the link below to have a go at the activities.

17.7.20

SPaG – Complete the activity mats (posted on Monday). There are 3 levels of difficulty – choose your challenge.

Reading – Carrot Club ‘All about Vegetables’ reading comprehension activity. There are 3 levels of difficulty so you can choose your challenge.

Carrot Club All About Veg Comprehension

History – Nelson Mandela International Day (18th July) – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zjkj382/articles/zj3p8xs.   

Complete the Nelson Mandela fact file – why was he such a significant person? What facts have you learnt about Nelson Mandela and his life? Use the fact file template if you need to.

Nelson Mandela Fact file

Don’t forget to complete your ‘Special task’, set by Mrs Pargeter and Mrs Pooni on Wednesday!

 

Any questions, as always, just email us.

Miss Hewlett and Mrs Rushforth 😊

Thursday 16th July

Good Morning everyone 🙂

 

Here’s the work set for Year 1 children today:

 

English – Let’s create some Summer poetry – Have a look at the poem examples. What do you notice? Now create a mind map of all the things you think about when we talk about Summer, like this one:

Poem examples – Thursday

Maths – Comparing numbers. Watch today’s video here https://vimeo.com/430313386. Then click on the link below to have a go at the activities.

16.7.20

SPaG – Complete the activity mats (posted on Monday) – there’s enough for 1 each day (there’s 6 altogether!). There are 3 levels of difficulty – choose your challenge.

Reading – Carrot Club activity – using the template, create a character description for Clive. Think about how Clive changed from the beginning of the story to the end. There are some key words that you might like to discuss with an adult first to be able to include in your sentences. There are 3 levels of difficulty with the template, choose the one that is best for you!

Carrot Club Character Description

Computing – Bitesize – How do computer games work? https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z3tbwmn/articles/zchc4wx

 

Don’t forget to complete your ‘Special task’, set by Mrs Pargeter and Mrs Pooni yesterday!

 

Any questions, as always, just email us.

Miss Hewlett and Mrs Rushforth 😊

Wednesday 15th July

Good Morning everyone 🙂

 

Here’s the work set for Year 1 children today:

 

English – Today, you are going to write a reply letter to the giant. Think about what information you would like to include and maybe you could ask him some questions. Take a look at Mrs Rushforth’s model to help with your layout and the expectation of presentation. Can you include your Year 1 suffixes and conjunctions? Challenge – underline where you have used suffixes correctly (you might want to check these with an adult).

Wednesday 15th July 2020

Maths – Comparing numbers. Watch today’s video here https://vimeo.com/430320026. Then click on the link below to have a go at the activities.

15.7.20

SPaG – Complete the activity mats (posted on Monday) – there’s enough for 1 each day (there’s 6 altogether!). There are 3 levels of difficulty – choose your challenge.

Reading – Carrot Club – thought and speech bubbles activity. Use the template to create sentences as though you are the characters from the story.

Carrot Club Speech and Thought Bubbles Sheets

Special task – Mrs Pargetter and Mrs Pooni would like you to complete a special activity ready for coming back to school in September. They have asked for you to use the ‘We are a box of crayons’ template to tell them information about yourself. Please either hold on to your picture (put it in your book bag) and hand in to your new year 2 teacher in September or you can drop it off at the office before the holidays start. Here’s what it will look like when everyone’s is complete…

We are a box of crayons – template

Any questions, as always, just email us.

Miss Hewlett and Mrs Rushforth 😊

14.07.20

Follow this link to find several Online Safety home activity packs. Each home activity pack provides two 15 minute activities to complete with your child.

Think U Know Online Safety Home Packs

Tuesday 14th July

Good Morning everyone 🙂

 

Here’s the work set for Year 1 children today:

English – Skill – using Y1 suffixes. Look at Mrs Rushforth’s letter. Underline all the words that use a Y1 suffix – look out for ‘s’, ‘es’ for plurals and ‘ing’, ‘ed’, ‘er’ and ‘est’. Can you colour code the different suffixes?

Tuesday 14th July 2020

Maths – Partitioning numbers. Watch today’s video here https://vimeo.com/430317914. Then click on the link below to have a go at the activities.

14.7.20

SPaG – Complete the activity mats (posted yesterday) – there’s enough for 1 each day (there’s 6 altogether!). There are 3 levels of difficulty – choose your challenge.

 

Reading – Use the story sequencing cards to re-tell the story you read yesterday, ‘Carrot Club’.

carrot club sequencing cards

Geography – What is North America like?

What is South America like? Can you compare the two continents?

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-is-north-america-like

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-is-south-america-like 

 

Any questions, as always, just email us.

Miss Hewlett and Mrs Rushforth 😊

 

Monday 13th July

Good Morning everyone 🙂 We hope you had a great weekend.

 

Here’s the work set for Year 1 children today:

English – Jim and the Beanstalk – letter writing – Have a look at the letter examples, what do you notice? In your blue book, write a list of all the features you think you need to include when writing a letter.

Letter examples – Monday 13th July

Maths – Counting to 100. Watch today’s video here https://vimeo.com/430314213. Then click on the link below to have a go at the activities.

13.7.20

SPaG – Complete the activity mats – there’s enough for 1 each day (plus an extra one!). There are 3 levels of difficulty – choose your challenge.

Mat 1

Mat 2

Mat 3

Mat 4

Mat 5

Mat 6

Reading – Carrot Club reading comprehension – this is quite a tricky read, so you might need an adult for help. Read the story and then choose your questions to answer (there are 3 levels of difficulty).

Carrot Club Comprehension

PSHE – ‘How to be a good friend’ – watch the video’s and complete the two practice activities – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhmpnrd 

 

Any questions, as always, just email us.

Miss Hewlett and Mrs Rushforth 😊

 

Music Challenge  13.7.2020

Year 1

Hello Year 1

Challenge 1:

Your first challenge for this week is a fun action song/game called ‘Tony Chestnut’.

Go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txdfEye2kHg

 

Challenge 2:

Learn the ‘Wash your Hands’ song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDHJW4r3elE&vl=en

Now have a go at making up your own hand-washing song.

You could use some of the ideas from the ‘Wash your Hands’ song and you could use a well-known tune such as ‘Twinkle twinkle little star’ or ‘Row row  your boat’ and write your own hand-washing words for it.

Teach your song to a friend online or to someone in your family. Perhaps you could even teach it to me when we see each other again or you could even email it to me.

Stay safe and enjoy your learning.

Mrs Russell

Friday 10th July

Good Morning everyone 🙂

 

Here’s the work set for Year 1 children today:

English – Using your learning from this week, write a character description about the giant. There’s no template today, so use the pictures below to help you think of ideas and don’t forget to join sensible ideas together using ‘and’. You should now be aiming to write at least 5 fantastic sentences to describe a character (that would mean 10 ideas!).

Friday 10th July 2020

Maths – Order numbers within 50. Watch today’s video here https://vimeo.com/428006347 Then click on the link below to have a go at the activities.

10.7.20

Reading – Jim and the beanstalk – ‘Emotion it’ task. There are 2 levels of difficulty, so choose your challenge!

jim-and-the-beanstalk-emotion-it (reading task – Week 6)

Handwriting – Finish practising joins using the first 100 high frequency words (see Monday’s link). Today is the last one in the set!

Geography – What is Asia like? Visit the website to find out about the continent, Asia: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-is-asia-like

 

Any questions, as always, just email us.

Have a fantastic weekend everyone!

Miss Hewlett and Mrs Rushforth 😊

Thursday 9th July

Good Morning everyone 🙂

 

Here’s the work set for Year 1 children today:

English – Apply the skill ‘and’ when writing a character description about Jim. Look at Mrs Rushforth’s example to help.

Thursday 9th July 2020

Maths – Compare numbers within 50. Watch today’s video here https://vimeo.com/428006174. Then click on the link below to have a go at the activities.

9.7.20

Reading – Visit https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/ and log in using the username march and the password home. Choose a game to play!

Handwriting – Continue practising joins using the first 100 high frequency words (see Monday’s link). You should have completed 8 worksheets so far, so there are 2 more to go!

Computing – Bitesize – How do you program a robot? https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z3tbwmn/articles/zqnc4wx

Any questions, as always, just email us.

Miss Hewlett and Mrs Rushforth 😊

Wednesday 8th July

Good Morning everyone 🙂

 

Here’s the work set for Year 1 children today:

English – Skill – using ‘and’ to join ideas. Mrs Rushforth has written a character description using her adjectives from yesterday. Tick the sentences that link and use the conjunction ‘and’ well and dot the ones that don’t.

Wednesday 8th July 2020

Maths – Compare objects within 50. Watch today’s video here https://vimeo.com/428005936. Then click on the link below to have a go at the activities.

8.7.20

Reading – Compare Jack and the Beanstalk with Jim and the Beanstalk – what’s the same? What’s different – write sentences to explain in your blue book with the subheadings ‘The same’ and ‘Different’.

Handwriting – Continue practising joins using the first 100 high frequency words (see Monday’s link). You should have completed 7 worksheets so far, so there are 3 more to go!

PE – Have a go at the ‘Gymnastics Animals Activities’.

PE – Gymnastics Animals Activities

Any questions, as always, just email us.

Miss Hewlett and Mrs Rushforth 😊

Tuesday 7th July

Good Morning everyone 🙂

Here’s the work set for Year 1 children today:

English – Character description – Label the picture of Jim with adjectives to describe him.

Tuesday 7th July 2020

Maths – One more one less. Watch today’s video here:  https://vimeo.com/428005842. Then click on the link below to have a go at the activities.

7.7.20

Reading – Visit https://phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/comics.html and choose a comic to read.

Handwriting – Continue practising joins using the first 100 high frequency words (see yesterday’s link). You should have completed 6 worksheets so far, so there are 4 more to go!

Geography – What is Africa like? Visit the website to find out about the continent, Africa: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-is-africa-like

Any questions, as always, just email us.

Miss Hewlett and Mrs Rushforth 😊

Music Challenges  6.7.2020

Year 1

Hello Year 1,

Here are your music challenges for this week.

Challenge 1:

Story: Mole Music

Watch the video below …

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RdBZBYLXaA

It’s about a mole who heard some violin music on the TV and decided he wanted to learn to play too!

Think about…

What instrument would you like to play?

What music helps you go to sleep?

Do you want to listen to bouncy, happy songs at bedtime, or gentle, quiet music?

Challenge 2:

Go to  https://www.outoftheark.co.uk/ootam-at-home/  and enjoy singing the song called ‘Just Sing’. The song can be found in Week Four or the section called ‘Just for fun’.

Look at the last line of each verse e.g. Humpty Dumpty/kangaroo; mashed potato/vindaloo. There are four syllables in the first phrase (Hump-ty Dump-ty) and three in the second (kan-ga-roo). Also, the second word or phrase always ends with an ‘oo’ rhyme. Have some fun writing some new ‘last lines’ and try them out.

‘Sing… (four syllables),

Sing… (three syllables/oo rhyme),

just sing!’

Have fun and stay safe.

Mrs Russell

Monday 6th July

Good Morning everyone 🙂 We hope you had a great weekend.

 

Here’s the work set for Year 1 children today:

English – Listen to the story: Jim and the Beanstalk – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLOj9vtldcg  

Talk to your grown-ups, use a dictionary or use the internet to find out the meanings of these words/phrases:

•       flaming red hair

•       seizing

•       champing (champing his jaws)

•       gnashing (gnashing his teeth)

•       you’ve done wonders

•       oculist

•       false teeth

Extra challenge: Can you use the words/phrases in your own sentences?

Maths – Arrays. Count in 2s. Watch today’s video here https://vimeo.com/428004469. Then click on the link below to have a go at the activities.

6.7.20

Reading – Complete the Jim and the Beanstalk VIPERS activity.

jim-and-the-beanstalk-vipers (reading task – week 6)

Handwriting – Continue practising joins using the first 100 high frequency words (see link below). You should have completed 5 worksheets so far, so there are 5 more to go!

100 High Frequency Handwriting Sheets

PSHE – Listen to the story, ‘The Switch Watch’ then complete the activities: https://families.jigsawpshe.com/stuck-at-home-2/

Any questions, as always, just email us.

Miss Hewlett and Mrs Rushforth 😊

Friday 3rd July

Good Morning everyone 🙂

Here’s the work set for Year 1 children today:

English – Katie went on another visit to the gallery.

 

Write your own story of what might have happened. You could start by creating your own story map before you start writing. Don’t forget to include past tense words and adjectives.

When you’ve finished writing, re-read your work and correct any marvellous mistakes you may have made. Then read your story to an adult, see if they can clap every time they hear a past tense word!

Maths – Go to https://nrich.maths.org/232 and have a go at the problem using your skills of counting in 2s and 5s. As always on the NRICH site, you will find support using the links on the left hand side.

Reading – Complete ‘The Runaway Iceberg’ reading comprehension. There are 3 levels of difficulty so choose your challenge.

The Runaway Iceberg Comprehension

Handwriting – Practising joins using the first 100 high frequency words posted on Monday. There are 10 worksheets, complete 1 a day for the next 2 weeks.

Geography – What is Australia like? Visit the website to find out about the continent, Australia: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-is-australia-like/

 

Any questions, as always, just email us.

Have a lovely weekend!

Miss Hewlett and Mrs Rushforth 😊

Thursday 2nd July

Good Morning everyone 🙂

Here’s the work set for Year 1 children today:

 

English – Using your story map, write the end of the story. Look at Mrs Rushforth’s example to help. She’s remembered to write in the past tense (using the suffix ‘ed’), adjectives and she’s tried to use new vocabulary she’s learnt.