Week Beginning 1st February
Friday 5th February 2021
Hello, Year 1. It's Mrs Cartwright here. I can't believe how quickly this week has flown by! We have been so impressed with all the hard work you have been doing. It makes us feel very... Happy! Let's dance!
Today we will be investigating standard ways of measuring weight, taking a last look at the giddy toys in our book, Lost in the Toy Museum and, in art, creating some patterned bears. But first, let's practise our handwriting. Are you ready to... slither down the snake?
Practise rainbow writing your spellings then ask someone in your home to give you a spelling quiz. This week’s words all have the ‘ai’ sound.
Let's start with some mental maths. Can you use your number bonds knowledge to find the answers for these sums?
Today we are looking at using the measurements ‘g’ grams and ‘kg’ kilograms. Grams are used for light items and kilograms for heavy items. Click here to play a sorting game. Can you sort the items that should be weighed in grams and kilograms?
When you have played the game have a go at sorting the items in the picture below.
When you have finished, try relaxing with your favourite bear!
Thursday 4th February 2021
Good morning, Year 1. It's Mrs Cartwright and guess what... I feel good! Let's dance! You have all been doing some amazing measuring, sorting, writing and testing (waterproofing!) so far this week. Today, you will be publishing the story you have been writing, weighing toys and listening carefully to some fantastic music!
Today you will be using non- standard measurements to find the weight of different items.
Watch the video, to learn how to measure using pan scales. We put a item on one side and then add Numicon on the other, until it balances.
Join in with Miss Ley as she weighs some objects using balance scales.
Want to have a go at home? If, like me, you don’t have any balance scales at home or Numicon, don't despair! You can still get measuring! You can have a go at making some balance scales using a coat hanger. If you have a coat hanger with notches on the top it will work best, but a wire one will also do the job. Have a look at the photographs below. (I made the one with a pair of socks!)
Once you have made your scales, choose 5 small toys to weigh. You will also need to choose some objects, for example Lego, or cubes as your unit of measure. First, we want you to predict how many objects your toy will weigh and then write down its actual weight. You can set your work out like this:
Today, we would like you to listen carefully to the piece of music below. What instruments can you hear? How does it make you feel? As you listen we want you to take your ‘pencil for a walk’, that means, we want you to draw whatever comes into your head as you listen to the music. It might be squiggles or pictures. It’s up to you.
We haven’t told you the name of the piece of music yet… it is called Winter and was written by an Italian composer called Antonio Vivaldi. He wrote this piece of music over 300 years ago. Watch this video to find out a little more about the music.
For your last activity, listen to this piece of music, which is a combination of Disney and Vivaldi! It is ‘Winter’ and Let it Go from Frozen mixed together. What do you imagine as you listen? Draw a picture to show us what you imagined. Why not send a photograph of your drawing to Year1@missiongrove.org.uk - we always love to hear from you!
Wednesday 3rd February 2021
Hello Year 1, it's Mrs Cartwright here. Let's wake up to Wednesday with a dance! Click here and get moving!
Let’s play a missing numbers to 10 game! Click here to start.
Today we will be finding out how to measure the weight of an item. What can we use to measure weight?
Are you a punctuation champion? Can you drag and drop the missing punctuation into the correct place? Play this game and test your knowledge!
Are you an author? Today, we would like you to write your story, Lost in Mission Grove School. You can use your story map to help you.
Don’t forget to use capital letters, finger spaces and the correct punctuation!
When you have finished, Read over your work to check it makes sense. Have you forgotten anything?
Design and Technology
We have a design challenge for you, Year 1! We would like you to design a Lift The Flap Game! You might have seen some lift the flap books. You can click here to watch a lift the flap book in action. We are going to make a lift the flap game!
In our book, Lost in the Toy Museum, the giddy toys hid from Bunting the toy cat. We started to wonder where the toys in your home might hide so that you can't find them? Would it be behind the curtains? Under your bed? In a cupboard? Today, your activity is to draw the room where your toys might hide. Then next week, we will think about out how to make the game and add the important flaps.
So toady, first, think about what your room will look like.
Then, draw your room. Look at the example below to give you some ideas.
Tuesday 2nd February
Hello Year 1. It's Miss Knight here. Hope you're all feeling well. It was nice seeing lots of you online yesterday. I thought today we could start our morning dancing along to Happy found here.
How good are you at sorting? Play this game about capital letters and full stops.
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Today you are going to create a story map for the story you planned yesterday.
Don’t forget to add time connectives like ‘first’ and ‘next’ to your story map. Can you add some adjectives to your story map? This detail will help you tomorrow when you start writing your story. I had a go at creating a story map. I’m sure you can do better!
Here are some useful words to help you.
Mental maths, can you use your number bonds knowledge to find the answers for these sums?
Today we will be looking at how to measure capacity using millilitres (ml) and Litre (L). We use ml when measuring small containers and L when we use large containers.
Lets play a game! Do you know when to use ml or l? https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/activity/item852520/grade1/module849225/index.html
Can you write down the capacity amount?
Today we are finding out how to keep our toys dry from all the rain. In our experiment today, we are going to predict which material will be waterproof, make a shelter or coat for one of your toys which you will test under some water (with the help of your adult) and record your results.
First, look at these materials and decide which ones you think may be waterproof and which you can find at home.
Once you have decided on the material you will use, go on a material hunt with your adult to find a material to make a waterproof shelter or coat with.
Then, write a sentence with your prediction saying:
"I predict that will be waterpoof."
Then make a test your shelter under some water (in the bath or sink with the help of your adult). Did it work? Did your toy stay dry?
Record your result saying:
" was/was not waterproof."
Monday 1st February
This weeks spellings:
Are you remembering to use capital letters and full stops? This video will remind you about how important they are. https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/video/item910817/grade1/module910313/collection910334/section911466/index.html
You can log in using these details:
This week you are going to be writing your own story inspired by our book, Lost in the Toy Museum! It will be called Lost in Mission Grove School.
A good story needs to have one or more characters, a problem (something that goes wrong) and a solution.
Today, you are going to plan your story.
You will need to decide on the characters in your story.Think about your classroom, what might come to life during the night (just like the giddy toys in our book)? Could it be the ipads, the pencils, or the numicon. Who else might be in your story? Maybe, a slow, Fred the phonics Frog.
What will be the problem in your story?
Will it be a game of hide and seek? If so, where might they hide? In the wildlife garden, the library bus or maybe in the dining room?
How might your story end? This is called the solution.
You can set your work out like this:
Mental maths, can you use your number bond knowledge to find the answers for these sums?
This week we are looking at capacity. The capacity of an object is how much it can hold.
Can you order these containers in order of capacity? https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/activity/item852520/grade1/module849225/index.html
Topic - Comparing toys from the past and present
What toy am I?
"I have two ears. I'm made of fluffy fabric. I have four paws. I have a nose. I have two eyes. I am safe to cuddle. What am I?"
What was your guess?
"I'm a teddy bear!"
Today we will remember what we've learnt about toys from the past and present and compare them.
First, watch this video to refresh your memory here.
Which toy is from the past and which is from the present?
How do you know?
To help us work out if a toy is from the past or present, we can use these criteria (that's things to look out for):
Compare the two toys based on our criteria. Write a sentence for each criteria you can.
For example, "The old car is made of wood and the new car is made of..."
Can you design your own toy for the future?