Key Stage One - Caribou, Huskies and Penguins
Welcome to KS1's Online Classroom!
We will be releasing one Maths and one English lesson Monday to Friday during the current period of school closure, as well as a weekly phonics focus. We do not expect children to hand any work in but all of us understand the importance of keeping children's learning going during this time.
We have also included some useful links on this page if your child needs more support with their education.
Keeping children active is also important during the school closure period. A couple of suggestions include:
Thank you and happy learning!
The KS1 Team
KS1 Maths and Writing Targets
Please see the target sheets for your child's year group.
Latest English Lesson
Writing Focus - Week Commencing 30th March
This week we are learning to write our own acrostic poems to share with our family and friends. We’d love you to email a photo of your finished poem at the end of the week. You could even post them on twitter.
Day one – Reading
Watch this clip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwhdXU3KXg8
and practice reading the acrostic poems attached. Maybe you could read them to a relative or friend when video-calling them. Challenge – find other acrostic poems to read and enjoy. You could look in books as well as on the internet.
Day two – Grammar
Make three word lists for springtime - nouns, verbs and adjectives. Nouns are people, places or things. Verbs are action words. Adjectives are words to describe nouns. This video link will remind you of what these word classes are.
Day three – Punctuation
Look at the poems attached, as well as any other poems that you have enjoyed reading this week. Where are the capital letters? Why are they used at the beginning of each new line?
Day four – Writing
Write your own acrostic SPRING poem. Remember to write the words SPRING vertically down your page. Now think of an idea for each line beginning with the correct letter. You could use your word lists from day two to help you. Remember that this might take a few goes and that our mistakes are signs that we are thinking and learning. Read it to yourself. Choose your final version to write into best and decorate.
Day five – Performing
Poems are written to entertain. Please practice reading your poem aloud before performing to an audience. How could you share this with people outside of your home? I am sure you and your family can come up with some imaginative ideas. We would love to see your performances and completed poems. Do email or upload them to twitter. Challenge – write a different acrostic poem with a springtime theme, such as Easter, sunshine, growing.
Phonics Focus - Week Commencing 30th March
This week, we are providing a file for each year group with a task to complete for each day of the week. Please find the files below.
The focus for Year 1 is /oa/ and /ow/ sounds. The focus for Year 2 is suffixes.
Latest Maths Lesson
We will be using White Rose Maths Home Learning to support your children's maths learning during this time.
A regular daily learning routine will help your child to learn more effectively at home. We therefore recommend that you aim to cover just one 20-30 minute White Rose Maths session each day
How to use the White Rose Maths sessions:
There is no need to print the worksheets! They can use either their handwriting books or scrap paper to write out their answers. Alternatively, parents can discuss the answers with children instead of writing them out.
We ask pupils to complete 1 lesson a day, Monday to Friday. There is a video explaining each learning step and a worksheet, along with an answer sheet so that children can mark their work.
Week commencing 30th March:
Year 1 - https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/
Year 2 - https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/
It is also important that children continue to work on their key number facts during this time. This week, we would like Year 1 to focus on number bonds to 10 and 20. This could be by using Hit the Button website to improve their speed, or even creating their own game or song to help them remember them.
We would like Year 2 to focus on their multiplication and division facts. This could be by using TT Rockstars, Hit the Button or other games to improve their speed and accuracy.
Previous Lessons (Please see all previous Maths lessons on the White Rose website under Home Learning)
English: Week Commencing 23rd March
We were focusing on writing a recount for information.
Day 1 - tell someone what you did this weekend. Remember to include when you did this, who you did it with, where you did it, why you did it and how it made you feel. Can they repeat your recount including all the details?
Day 2 - Draw a sequence of between 4 and 8 steps of what you did yesterday. It needs to be in the correct order.
Day 3 - How can you start your sentences so that they are interesting to read? Make a list of time phrases (In the morning, On Tuesday …) or places (In the kitchen, Upstairs) that would be good to use when starting recount sentences.
Day 4 - Write a recount of your favourite day so far this week. Remember to start your sentences in an interesting way.
Day 5 - Celebrate your writing. Read your recount from yesterday. Did you remember to include when you did this, who you did it with, where you did it, why you did it and how it made you feel? Can you find three mistakes to improve? Look at your spellings, handwriting and check if your sentences make sense.
Phonics: Week Commencing 23rd March
The focus for Year 1 was alternative spellings for the /air/ phoneme.
The focus for Year 2 was contractions.
KS1 Story Time
Every Tuesday, the KS1 staff will be sharing a story with you through a video. You can find the videos at the following link:
This page is password protected. You can find the password through Parentmail or alternatively email Miss Mallon.
Your child should read daily at home for at least 10-15 minutes. They can access free e-books at www.oxfordowl.co.uk
Whilst reading with your child, try to choose two or three questions from the reading bookmarks below to support your child with their comprehension.
Reading Challenge - Week Commencing 30th March
This week as an additional reading challenge, we would like children to complete a Spring themed reading comprehension. Please choose your challenge from below.
Oxford Owl Reading: www.oxfordowl.co.uk
Phonics Play: www.phonicsplay.co.uk
Read Theory: https://readtheory.org
Hit the Button: www.topmarks.co.uk
Maths Aids: www.math-aids.com
Maths is Fun: www.mathsisfun.com
Maths Zone: www.mathszone.co.uk
NRich Maths: www.nrich.maths.org
Snappy Maths: www.snappymaths.com
Times Tables: www.ttrockstars.com
BBC Bitesize KS1
BBC Bitesize KS2