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Year 1

A new activity will be posted here by 10:00am, Monday to Friday by a member of the Year 1 team to help your child to continue their learning at home. 

As we are unable to see the children and support them with their learning, we ask that everyone who completes the activities sends us some photos so we can see how many children are accessing this page, and also to help us to stay connected at this difficult time.

We will add photos of your child completing their home learning to the Gallery under the Year 1 Home Learning section which is a great way for the children to see what all of their friends have been doing. If you do not wish for your photos to go on the website, just let us know when you send them to us. 

We hope that you are all keeping safe and we look forward to seeing you all again soon.

Love from

Mrs Kerry, Miss Wardrobe, Mrs Bates, Mrs Cook, Mrs McDonald and Miss Begum

xxx

Class email addresses

Mrs Kerryrowan.class@diamondhallinfantacademy.co.uk

Mrs Bates- willow.class@diamondhallinfacademy.co.uk

Miss Wardrobe- maple.class@diamondhallinfantacademy.co.uk

 

Please continue to send photographs and emails to your own class teacher using your class email address. We look forward to reading them each day!

 

Reading

Please continue with your Oxford Owl reading book. Please read below for instructions on setting up your online library account.

 

We use these books in school and this website is a fantastic resource to keep you child on track with their reading.  Please read 2 of these books every week.

Go to https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/user/sign_up.html and register to receive access to the free online reading library.   When you have registered you will receive a confirmation email.  Click the link in the email to be directed to the online library.

Click on ‘Levels’ and then ‘Book Band’ to find books which are the appropriate reading level for your child.  Your child’s book band will be on the back of the book they received in their home learning pack.

You can then choose which books to read.  We would recommend spending a 3-4 days reading the same book to become familiar with the text before moving on to the next one.  Your child should be reading 2 books per week.

Happy reading!!

Friday 5th June 

Mathematics

For today's math challenge, please click the link below and scroll down to the bottom of the page to complete today's activity - 

Summer term – week 2, Friday Maths Challenge. Once your child has completed the activity, click ‘Get the Answers’ and check through their work together, making sure any errors are addressed.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

                                                                      

Spelling

Today is Friday so that means that it is time for your spelling test! Without looking, have a go at writing the words down that you have been practising. Can you put them into a sentence? Can you write a short story using the words at least 3 times each?

 

Daily Challenge

For your final challenge this week, we would like you to create your own mindful milk art.

Milk has fat in it and if you add food colouring it will float on top of the fat. The fat is all connected with bonds. Think of it like the little pieces of fat all holding hands with each other. Dish soaps are used on greasy or oily dishes because it breaks the bonds in fats allowing them to separate. When you add the dish soap to the milk, the fat separates and moves making your magical milk art!

Use the link below to see how it works.

http://www.sciencefun.org/kidszone/experiments/milk-art/

Now it’s your turn. Don’t forget to send pictures of your vibrant creations to your class email address above.

We hope you all have a great weekend and stay safe xx

          

Thursday 4th June

Mathematics

For today's maths challenge, please click the link below and scroll down to the bottom of the page to complete today's activity - 

Summer term – week 2, Lesson 4 – Problem solving Watch the video and click ‘Get the Activity.’ Once your child has completed the activity, click ‘Get the Answers’ and check through their work together, making sure any errors are addressed.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

 

Spelling

Use the following method to help your child learn this spelling:   one

Look- write the word and ask your child to look at it- You could prompt them with some questions: How many letters does it have? What sounds are the letters making? Is it a tricky word?

Say- ask your child to say the word- you could do this in funny voices, loudly, quietly etc.

Cover- cover the word and ask them to remember the spelling.

Write- ask children to write the word. If they get stuck, prompt them with questions. Can you remember how many letters it has? Which letters were making which sounds? Is it a tricky word?

Check- uncover the word and get them to check their spelling.

Once they have done this, ask children to think of a sentence containing the word and write it down. Keep revisiting spellings throughout the week in preparation for a spelling quiz on Friday.

 

Daily Challenge

Your challenge today is to create a picture using food. Giuseppe Arcimboldo was an Italian painter best known for creating imaginative portrait heads made entirely of objects such as fruits, vegetables, flowers and fish. Watch the video below to see how Giuseppe Arcimboldo created his art.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TVsSjv9zEY

Go ahead and make your own Giuseppe Arcimboldi inspired portrait. You could use actual food to create your picture and then draw it. Try to identify each item you use and make a list.

Below are some examples of his work. We can’t wait to see our Year 1 artists in action!

         

Wednesday 3nd June

Mathematics

For today's maths challenge, please click the link below and scroll down to the bottom of the page to complete today's activity - 

Summer term – week 2, Lesson 3 – Find a quarter (2) Watch the video and click ‘Get the Activity.’ Once your child has completed the activity, click ‘Get the Answers’ and check through their work together, making sure any errors are addressed.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

 

Spelling

Use the following method to help your child learn this spelling:   away

Look- write the word and ask your child to look at it- You could prompt them with some questions: How many letters does it have? What sounds are the letters making? Is it a tricky word?

Say- ask your child to say the word- you could do this in funny voices, loudly, quietly etc.

Cover- cover the word and ask them to remember the spelling.

Write- ask children to write the word. If they get stuck, prompt them with questions. Can you remember how many letters it has? Which letters were making which sounds? Is it a tricky word?

Check- uncover the word and get them to check their spelling.

Once they have done this, ask children to think of a sentence containing the word and write it down. Keep revisiting spellings throughout the week in preparation for a spelling quiz on Friday.

 

Daily Challenge

Good morning, we hope you are enjoying our Science themed challenges so far this week.   Today we would like you to create your own shadow puppets. Can you make your own shadow puppets with your hands? You could even cut some characters out of card. Can you create your own shadow puppet show for the other people in your house?

Watch the video below to see how to make shadow puppets with your hands:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kz8wP2RYy64

Enjoy!

Tuesday 2nd June

Mathematics

For today's maths challenge, please click the link below and scroll down to the bottom of the page to complete today's activity - 

Summer term – week 2, Lesson 2 – Find a quarter (1) Watch the video and click ‘Get the Activity.’ Once your child has completed the activity, click ‘Get the Answers’ and check through their work together, making sure any errors are addressed.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

 

Spelling

Use the following method to help your child learn this spelling:   saw

Look- write the word and ask your child to look at it- You could prompt them with some questions: How many letters does it have? What sounds are the letters making? Is it a tricky word?

Say- ask your child to say the word- you could do this in funny voices, loudly, quietly etc.

Cover- cover the word and ask them to remember the spelling.

Write- ask children to write the word. If they get stuck, prompt them with questions. Can you remember how many letters it has? Which letters were making which sounds? Is it a tricky word?

Check- uncover the word and get them to check their spelling.

Once they have done this, ask children to think of a sentence containing the word and write it down. Keep revisiting spellings throughout the week in preparation for a spelling quiz on Friday.

 

Daily Challenge

To continue our Science week, today’s challenge is to create your own Ghost balloon using some simple ingredients. You will need; vinegar, baking soda or bicarbonate of soda, a glass or a plastic bottle and a disposable glove or balloon.

Watch the video below to see how the ingredients chemically react!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfY-FgYxT8A

Wow! Now decorate the balloon or glove to look like a scary ghost. We can’t wait to see pictures of your terrifying creations!

                                     

Monday 1st June

Mathematics

For today's maths challenge, please click the link below and scroll down to the bottom of the page to complete today's activity - 

Summer term – week 2, Lesson 1 – Find half (2) Watch the video and click ‘Get the Activity.’ Once your child has completed the activity, click ‘Get the Answers’ and check through their work together, making sure any errors are addressed.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

 

Spelling

Use the following method to help your child learn this spelling:   for

Look- write the word and ask your child to look at it- You could prompt them with some questions: How many letters does it have? What sounds are the letters making? Is it a tricky word?

Say- ask your child to say the word- you could do this in funny voices, loudly, quietly etc.

Cover- cover the word and ask them to remember the spelling.

Write- ask children to write the word. If they get stuck, prompt them with questions. Can you remember how many letters it has? Which letters were making which sounds? Is it a tricky word?

Check- uncover the word and get them to check their spelling.

Once they have done this, ask children to think of a sentence containing the word and write it down. Keep revisiting spellings throughout the week in preparation for a spelling quiz on Friday.

 

Daily Challenge

Good morning, we hope you all enjoyed the holidays! This week we will be celebrating Science. Today’s challenge is the ‘Egg Drop’ experiment. Watch the story below, ‘Egg Drop’ written by Mini Grey.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lxBq9nJkig

Now, your challenge is to plan and design a way to protect an egg from cracking when dropped from a safe height. Then conduct your experiment with the help of an adult to test if you were able to protect the egg from breaking!

You could use a variety of materials including: straws, pipe cleaners, tissue paper, cotton wool, plastic bags, lolly pop sticks or even play-doh. We can’t wait to see your plans and designs in action. Here are some ideas.

                                     

 

Good luck and don’t forget to send us pictures to your class email address listed above.

Friday 22nd May 

Mathematics

For today's math challenge, please click the link below and scroll down to the bottom of the page to complete today's activity - 

Summer term – week 1, Friday Maths Challenge. Once your child has completed the activity, click ‘Get the Answers’ and check through their work together, making sure any errors are addressed.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

 

Spelling

Today is Friday so that means that it is time for your spelling test! Without looking, have a go at writing the words down that you have been practising. Can you put them into a sentence? Can you write a short story using the words at least 3 times each?

 

Daily Challenge

To continue looking at the theme of kindness, watch the story 'Kindness is cooler Mrs Ruler' by Margery Cuyler. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=et4KluESo0o

Now your challenge today is to carry out an act of kindness for someone in your house. You could help them hang the washing on the line, make them breakfast, read them a book or draw them a picture or anything kind that you know will make them smile. Ask a grown up to video your act of kindness and send them to your class email. We would love to see your act of kindness. 

 

Next week is half term, your teachers are very proud of how hard you have all worked this half term and know that you all deserve a rest. We hope that you have a lovely relaxing holiday. During the half term holiday we hope that you can continue to share books with your adults at home, play games together, take part in your daily exercise at a safe distance and talk together. Enjoy! 

 

Happy Eid Mubarak to all those who are celebrating this weekend!

 

Thursday 21st May

Mathematics

For today's maths challenge, please click the link below and scroll down to the bottom of the page to complete today's activity - 

Summer term – week 1, Lesson 4 – find half Watch the video and click ‘Get the Activity.’ Once your child has completed the activity, click ‘Get the Answers’ and check through their work together, making sure any errors are addressed.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

 

Spelling

Use the following method to help you child learn this spelling:   come      

Look- write the word and ask your child to look at it- You could prompt them with some questions: How many letters does it have? What sounds are the letters making? Is it a tricky word?

Say- ask your child to say the word- you could do this in funny voices, loudly, quietly etc.

Cover- cover the word and ask them to remember the spelling.

Write- ask children to write the word. If they get stuck, prompt them with questions. Can you remember how many letter it has? Which letters were making which sounds? Is it a tricky word?

Check- uncover the word and get them to check their spelling.

Once they have done this, ask children to think of a sentence containing the word and write it down. Keep revisiting spellings throughout the week in preparation for a spelling quiz on Friday.

 

Daily Challenge

 

"Bravery comes in all shapes and sizes and is different for everyone. Bravery can be about sharing worries and asking for help, trying something new or pushing yourself outside your comfort zone."

Today we are looking at bravery. All of us are brave in our own way. Watch the story ‘Brave by Stacey McNulty’.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Td8Gw9rJ9E

 

Discuss with your adult what the children in the book did that is brave. Now it’s your turn! Your challenge is to think of as many different ways that you have been brave; you can use the sheet below to write them down. Enjoy!

 

Extension 

Can you think of something else you would like to do that is brave? Write it on the back of your sheet and strive to achieve it in the next week. Don’t forget to send your challenges to your class email, your teachers can’t wait to see your challenges.  

Wednesday 20th May

Mathematics

For today's maths challenge, please click the link below and scroll down to the bottom of the page to complete today's activity - 

Summer term – week 1, Lesson 3 – Make equal groups (sharing) Watch the video and click ‘Get the Activity.’ Once your child has completed the activity, click ‘Get the Answers’ and check through their work together, making sure any errors are addressed.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

 

Spelling

Use the following method to help you child learn this spelling:   some      

Look- write the word and ask your child to look at it- You could prompt them with some questions: How many letters does it have? What sounds are the letters making? Is it a tricky word?

Say- ask your child to say the word- you could do this in funny voices, loudly, quietly etc.

Cover- cover the word and ask them to remember the spelling.

Write- ask children to write the word. If they get stuck, prompt them with questions. Can you remember how many letter it has? Which letters were making which sounds? Is it a tricky word?

Check- uncover the word and get them to check their spelling.

Once they have done this, ask children to think of a sentence containing the word and write it down. Keep revisiting spellings throughout the week in preparation for a spelling quiz on Friday.

 

Daily challenge

Today we are going to be making a time capsule. We know things have been very different at the moment, but with extra special time at home with your family, in many years what lovely things that you did during this time, would you like to remember? Watch the video of Mrs McDonald to see what you could put in your time capsule. Enjoy!

 

 

 

Tuesday 19th May

Mathematics

For today's maths challenge, please click the link below and scroll down to the bottom of the page to complete today's activity - 

Summer term – week 1, Lesson 2 – Make equal groups (grouping) Watch the video and click ‘Get the Activity.’ Once your child has completed the activity, click ‘Get the Answers’ and check through their work together, making sure any errors are addressed.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

 

Spelling

Use the following method to help you child learn this spelling:   like

Look- write the word and ask your child to look at it- You could prompt them with some questions: How many letters does it have? What sounds are the letters making? Is it a tricky word?

Say- ask your child to say the word- you could do this in funny voices, loudly, quietly etc.

Cover- cover the word and ask them to remember the spelling.

Write- ask children to write the word. If they get stuck, prompt them with questions. Can you remember how many letter it has? Which letters were making which sounds? Is it a tricky word?

Check- uncover the word and get them to check their spelling.

Once they have done this, ask children to think of a sentence containing the word and write it down. Keep revisiting spellings throughout the week in preparation for a spelling quiz on Friday.

 

Daily Challenge

Morning, yesterday we spoke about Mental Health Awareness Week and how the theme this year was kindness. Our challenge today is focused on kindness. Watch the story below ‘Have You Filled a Bucket Today?’ written by Carol McCloud.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbPpiY_VAMw

Now your challenge is to make your own bucket to put all of your good feelings in. Get a disposable cup then decorate in any way that you’d like. You could use a variety of materials including: glitter, pens, pompoms, googly eyes, lace, or cotton wool. Try to make your bucket vibrant by using a range of colours. Enjoy making your buckets! Here are some examples.

 

Extension

Can you do something kind for someone in your house to fill their bucket today?

 

 

Monday 18th May

Mathematics

For today's maths challenge, please click the link below and scroll down to the bottom of the page to complete today's activity - 

Summer term – week 1, Lesson 1 – Make doubles Watch the video and click ‘Get the Activity.’ Once your child has completed the activity, click ‘Get the Answers’ and check through their work together, making sure any errors are addressed.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

 

Spelling

Use the following method to help you child learn this spelling:   So

Look- write the word and ask your child to look at it- You could prompt them with some questions: How many letters does it have? What sounds are the letters making? Is it a tricky word?

Say- ask your child to say the word- you could do this in funny voices, loudly, quietly etc.

Cover- cover the word and ask them to remember the spelling.

Write- ask children to write the word. If they get stuck, prompt them with questions. Can you remember how many letter it has? Which letters were making which sounds? Is it a tricky word?

Check- uncover the word and get them to check their spelling.

Once they have done this, ask children to think of a sentence containing the word and write it down. Keep revisiting spellings throughout the week in preparation for a spelling quiz on Friday.

 

Daily challenge

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and the theme is kindness. We know how important our mental health is especially during this different time where we are staying home to stay safe. To start your challenge today watch the video below about the ‘5 ways of wellbeing’. We have learned about this at school lots before so you might be able to remember the 5 ways and tell your grown-up at home. If not don’t worry, as here is a video to remind you.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsc2QkCC3uI

 

After watching the video, your challenge is to create a poster to let other people know all about Mental Health Awareness Week. Here are some examples of real posters about the ‘5 ways of wellbeing’ – I bet yours will be even better!

     

 

Friday 15th May

Mathematics

For today's maths challenge, please click the link below and scroll down to the bottom of the page to complete today's activity - 

Week 2, Lesson 5 - Make arrays. Watch the video and click ‘Get the Activity.’ Once your child has completed the activity, click ‘Get the Answers’ and check through their work together, making sure any errors are addressed.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

 

Spelling

Today is Friday so that means that it is time for your spelling test! Without looking, have a go at writing the words down that you have been practising. Can you put them into a sentence? Can you write a short story using the words at least 3 times each?

 

Daily Challenge

After all the relaxation you did yesterday, today we would like you to watch the video below and take part in Miss Kinmonds exercise workout. Can you beat her plank time? As an extra challenge can you design your own workout? Send them to us so that we can keep fit at home too!

 

 

 

Thursday 14th May

Mathematics

For today's maths challenge, please click the link below and scroll down to the bottom of the page to complete today's activity - 

Week 2, Lesson 4 - Add equal groups. Watch the video and click ‘Get the Activity.’ Once your child has completed the activity, click ‘Get the Answers’ and check through their work together, making sure any errors are addressed.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

 

 

Spelling

Use the following method to help you child learn this spelling:   have

Look- write the word and ask your child to look at it- You could prompt them with some questions: How many letters does it have? What sounds are the letters making? Is it a tricky word?

Say- ask your child to say the word- you could do this in funny voices, loudly, quietly etc.

Cover- cover the word and ask them to remember the spelling.

Write- ask children to write the word. If they get stuck, prompt them with questions. Can you remember how many letter it has? Which letters were making which sounds? Is it a tricky word?

Check- uncover the word and get them to check their spelling.

Once they have done this, ask children to think of a sentence containing the word and write it down. Keep revisiting spellings throughout the week in preparation for a spelling quiz on Friday.

 

Daily Challenge

A healthy lifestyle is an important part of everyone’s well-being, especially during this different time where we have to stay at home to keep safe. As part of a healthy lifestyle we need to keep our bodies and minds healthy and a good way of doing this is to exercise. In school, we enjoy taking part in Cosmic Kids Yoga so today, we would like to you to spend half an hour enjoying this exercise and relaxation time.

Please click on the link below and enjoy. Namastay!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9Q6FKF12Qs

 

 

Wednesday 13th May 

Mathematics

For today's maths challenge, please click the link below and scroll down to the bottom of the page to complete today's activity - 

Week 2, Lesson 3 - Make equal groups. Watch the video and click ‘Get the Activity.’ Once your child has completed the activity, click ‘Get the Answers’ and check through their work together, making sure any errors are addressed.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

 

Spelling

Use the following method to help you child learn this spelling:   said

Look- write the word and ask your child to look at it- You could prompt them with some questions: How many letters does it have? What sounds are the letters making? Is it a tricky word?

Say- ask your child to say the word- you could do this in funny voices, loudly, quietly etc.

Cover- cover the word and ask them to remember the spelling.

Write- ask children to write the word. If they get stuck, prompt them with questions. Can you remember how many letter it has? Which letters were making which sounds? Is it a tricky word?

Check- uncover the word and get them to check their spelling.

Once they have done this, ask children to think of a sentence containing the word and write it down. Keep revisiting spellings throughout the week in preparation for a spelling quiz on Friday.

 

Daily Challenge

The year 1 staff know how creative you all are and so today we would like you to become artists! Take a look at the video below of Miss Begum demonstrating a step by step guide of how to create a piece of artwork based on the work of American artist, Jackson Pollock.

Jackson Pollock was an American Artist. He was part of a group of artists called the ‘Abstract expressionists’.  They liked to use their art to express their emotions. Pollock would drip paint onto large canvases on the floor and he would move very quickly to dribble his paint in squiggly lines across the canvases. This kind of painting was called ‘action painting.’

Here is an example of his work.....

Now watch the video below to show you how to create your own Jackson Pollock masterpiece!

 Tuesday 12th May 

Mathematics

For today's maths challenge, please click the link below and scroll down to the bottom of the page to complete today's activity - 

Week 2, Lesson 2- Count in 10s. Watch the video and click ‘Get the Activity.’ Once your child has completed the activity, click ‘Get the Answers’ and check through their work together, making sure any errors are addressed.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

 

Spelling

Use the following method to help you child learn this spelling:   are

Look- write the word and ask your child to look at it- You could prompt them with some questions: How many letters does it have? What sounds are the letters making? Is it a tricky word?

Say- ask your child to say the word- you could do this in funny voices, loudly, quietly etc.

Cover- cover the word and ask them to remember the spelling.

Write- ask children to write the word. If they get stuck, prompt them with questions. Can you remember how many letter it has? Which letters were making which sounds? Is it a tricky word?

Check- uncover the word and get them to check their spelling.

Once they have done this, ask children to think of a sentence containing the word and write it down. Keep revisiting spellings throughout the week in preparation for a spelling quiz on Friday.

 

Daily Challenge

Today we would like you to become scientists and carry out this fantastic volcanic experiment! Take a look at the video below of Mrs McDonald showing you how to create a volcano! Remember to send us pictures to your class email address. Have fun!

 

Extra challenge – What do you think would happen if you added washing up liquid? Make a prediction, carry out the experiment and then write a conclusion as to what happened. Let us know your findings by sending them to your class email address.

 

 

 Monday 11th May

 Good morning everyone! We all hope that you had a great time celebrating VE Day with your families on Friday! Thank you for all of your email and pictures telling us all about what you have been getting up to. We love reading them!

Today's Activities

Mathematics

For today's maths challenge, please click the link below and scroll down to the bottom of the page to complete today's activity - 

Week 2, Lesson 1- Compare Capacity. Watch the video and click ‘Get the Activity.’ Once your child has completed the activity, click ‘Get the Answers’ and check through their work together, making sure any errors are addressed.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

 

Spelling

Today’s spelling is:

all

Use the following method to help you child learn this spelling:

Look- write the word and ask your child to look at it- You could prompt them with some questions: How many letters does it have? What sounds are the letters making? Is it a tricky word?

Say- ask your child to say the word- you could do this in funny voices, loudly, quietly etc.

Cover- cover the word and ask them to remember the spelling.

Write- ask children to write the word. If they get stuck, prompt them with questions. Can you remember how many letter it has? Which letters were making which sounds? Is it a tricky word?

Check- uncover the word and get them to check their spelling.

Once they have done this, ask children to think of a sentence containing the word and write it down. Keep revisiting spellings throughout the week in preparation for a spelling quiz on Friday.

Daily Challenge

Today we would like you to use your Design Technology skills to make a windmill! Take a look at the video below of Mrs Cook showing you how to make one. Enjoy! 

 Friday 8th May

 

It's VE Day!

Don't forget to test yourselves on all the spellings you have learnt this week and please keep up with your Oxford reading books over the weekend.

We hope you enjoy celebrating VE Day with your families- Send pictures of you party to you class teacher.

Have a lovely weekend,

Love from,

The Year 1 Team xx

 

Thursday 7th May

Dear parents,

After speaking to you all over the last couple of weeks and hearing how well everyone has been getting on with their home learning, we are introducing more challenges this week. We have also set up class email addresses. Please send photos directly to you class teacher using the following email addresses:

 

Mrs Bates- willow.class@diamondhallinfantacademy.co.uk

Mrs Kerry- rowan.class@diamondhallinfantacademy.co.uk

Ms Wardrobe- maple.class@diamondhallinfantacademy.co.uk

 

Reading

Please continue with you Oxford Owl reading book. Please read below for instructions on setting up your online library account.

We use these books in school and this website is a fantastic resource to keep you child on track with their reading. Please read 2 of these books every week.

Go to https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/user/sign_up.html and register to receive access to the free online reading library. When you have registered you will receive a confirmation email. Click the link in the email to be directed to the online library.

Click on ‘Levels’ and then ‘Book Band’ to find books which are the appropriate reading level for your child. Your child’s book band will be on the back of the book they received in their home learning pack.

You can then choose which books to read. We would recommend spending a 3-4 days reading the same book to become familiar with the text before moving on to the next one. Your child should be reading 2 books per week.

Happy reading!!

 

Mathematics

For today's maths challenge, please click the link below and scroll down to complete Week 1, Lesson 4- Introduce Capacity and Volume. Watch the video and click ‘Get the Activity.’ Once your child has completed the activity, click ‘Get the Answers’ and check through their work together, making sure any errors are addressed.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

 

Spelling

Today’s spelling is:

                            her

Use the following method to help you child learn this spelling:

Look- write the word and ask your child to look at it- You could prompt them with some questions: How many letters does it have? What sounds are the letters making? Is it a tricky word?

Say- ask your child to say the word- you could do this in funny voices, loudly, quietly etc.

Cover- cover the word and ask them to remember the spelling.

Write- ask children to write the word. If they get stuck, prompt them with questions. Can you remember how many letter it has? Which letters were making which sounds? Is it a tricky word?

Check- uncover the word and get them to check their spelling.

Once they have done this, ask children to think of a sentence containing the word and write it down. Keep revisiting spellings throughout the week in preparation for a spelling quiz on Friday.

 

Daily Challenge:

This week we our challenges are linked to VE day. We have already made invitations, decorations and a party hat. Today we would like you to prepare some snacks for your party. Click on the link below to find some simple VE Day themed baking recipes. These are just suggestions so if there is something else you would like to prepare, please do.

https://www.goodtoknow.co.uk/food/recipe-collections/ve-day-baking-ideas-540962

We will not be posting activities tomorrow as it is VE Day, but we hope you enjoy the celebrations and after completing all the challenges this week, you should be ready to host a fantastic party! Have a lovely day and don't forget to send us photos of your party food and VE Day celebrations.

Love from,

The Year 1 Team xxx

Wednesday 6th May

Dear parents,

After speaking to you all over the last couple of weeks and hearing how well everyone has been getting on with their home learning, we are introducing more challenges this week. We have also set up class email addresses. Please send photos directly to you class teacher using the following email addresses:

 

Mrs Bates- willow.class@diamondhallinfantacademy.co.uk

Mrs Kerry- rowan.class@diamondhallinfantacademy.co.uk

Ms Wardrobe- maple.class@diamondhallinfantacademy.co.uk

 

Reading

Please continue with you Oxford Owl reading book. Please read below for instructions on setting up your online library account.

We use these books in school and this website is a fantastic resource to keep you child on track with their reading. Please read 2 of these books every week.

Go to https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/user/sign_up.html and register to receive access to the free online reading library. When you have registered you will receive a confirmation email. Click the link in the email to be directed to the online library.

Click on ‘Levels’ and then ‘Book Band’ to find books which are the appropriate reading level for your child. Your child’s book band will be on the back of the book they received in their home learning pack.

You can then choose which books to read. We would recommend spending a 3-4 days reading the same book to become familiar with the text before moving on to the next one. Your child should be reading 2 books per week.

Happy reading!!

Mathematics

For today's maths challenge, please click the link below and scroll down to complete Week 1, Lesson 3- Compare Mass. Watch the video and click ‘Get the Activity.’ Once your child has completed the activity, click ‘Get the Answers’ and check through their work together, making sure any errors are addressed.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

 

Spelling

Today’s spelling is:

they

Use the following method to help you child learn this spelling:

Look- write the word and ask your child to look at it- You could prompt them with some questions: How many letters does it have? What sounds are the letters making? Is it a tricky word?

Say- ask your child to say the word- you could do this in funny voices, loudly, quietly etc.

Cover- cover the word and ask them to remember the spelling.

Write- ask children to write the word. If they get stuck, prompt them with questions. Can you remember how many letter it has? Which letters were making which sounds? Is it a tricky word?

Check- uncover the word and get them to check their spelling.

Once they have done this, ask children to think of a sentence containing the word and write it down. Keep revisiting spellings throughout the week in preparation for a spelling quiz on Friday.

 

Daily Challenge:

This week we our challenges are linked to VE day. We have already made invitations and decorations for Friday's VE Day party, so today you will be making your own party hat. Take some time to think about what your hat will look like. Will it be a cone shape or wrap around your head? Which materials will you use and how will you decorate it? Draw a picture of what your hat will look like first so you can follow your design as you are making it. Have a look at some of the ideas below for some inspiration:

        

 

We cant wait to see pictures of you wearing your party hat. Please send them directly to your class teacher using the email addresses at the top of the page.

 

Happy hat making! :)

Tuesday 5th May

Dear parents,

After speaking to you all over the last couple of weeks and hearing how well everyone has been getting on with their home learning, we are introducing more challenges this week. We have also set up class email addresses. Please send photos directly to you class teacher using the following email addresses:

Mrs Bates- willow.class@diamondhallinfantacademy.co.uk

Mrs Kerry- rowan.class@diamondhallinfantacademy.co.uk

Ms Wardrobe- maple.class@diamondhallinfantacademy.co.uk

 

Reading

Please continue with you Oxford Owl reading book. Please read below for instructions on setting up your online library account.

We use these books in school and this website is a fantastic resource to keep you child on track with their reading. Please read 2 of these books every week.

Go to https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/user/sign_up.html and register to receive access to the free online reading library. When you have registered you will receive a confirmation email. Click the link in the email to be directed to the online library.

Click on ‘Levels’ and then ‘Book Band’ to find books which are the appropriate reading level for your child. Your child’s book band will be on the back of the book they received in their home learning pack.

You can then choose which books to read. We would recommend spending a 3-4 days reading the same book to become familiar with the text before moving on to the next one. Your child should be reading 2 books per week.

Happy reading!!

 

Mathematics

For today's maths challenge, please click the link below and scroll down to complete Week 1, Lesson 2- Measure and Mass. Watch the video and click ‘Get the Activity.’ Once your child has completed the activity, click ‘Get the Answers’ and check through their work together, making sure any errors are addressed.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

 

Spelling

Today’s spelling is:

you

Use the following method to help you child learn this spelling:

Look- write the word and ask your child to look at it- You could prompt them with some questions: How many letters does it have? What sounds are the letters making? Is it a tricky word?

Say- ask your child to say the word- you could do this in funny voices, loudly, quietly etc.

Cover- cover the word and ask them to remember the spelling.

Write- ask children to write the word. If they get stuck, prompt them with questions. Can you remember how many letter it has? Which letters were making which sounds? Is it a tricky word?

Check- uncover the word and get them to check their spelling.

Once they have done this, ask children to think of a sentence containing the word and write it down. Keep revisiting spellings throughout the week in preparation for a spelling quiz on Friday.

 

Daily Challenge:

This week we our challenges are linked to VE day. After writing invitations to your party yesterday, we would now like you to make some decorations. You can scroll down to revisit the links from yesterday to remind you about VE Day if you need.

Here are examples of home made bunting to give you some ideas.

      

 

 

We look forward to seeing all of your decorations. Remember to send pictures directly to your child's class teacher using the email addresses at the top of the page. Have a lovely day.

Love from,

The Year 1 Team 

 

Monday 4th May

Dear parents,

After speaking to you all over the last couple of weeks and hearing how well everyone has been getting on with their home learning, we are introducing more challenges this week. We have also set up class email addresses. Please send photos directly to you class teacher using the following email addresses:

 

Mrs Bates- willow.class@diamondhallinfantacademy.co.uk

Mrs Kerry- rowan.class@diamondhallinfantacademy.co.uk

Ms Wardrobe- maple.class@diamondhallinfantacademy.co.uk

 

Reading

Firstly, please follow the instructions below to sign up to the free Oxford Owl online reading library. We use these books in school and this website is a fantastic resource to keep you child on track with their reading. Please read 2 of these books every week.

Go to https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/user/sign_up.html and register to receive access to the free online reading library. When you have registered you will receive a confirmation email. Click the link in the email to be directed to the online library.

Click on ‘Levels’ and then ‘Book Band’ to find books which are the appropriate reading level for your child. Your child’s book band will be on the back of the book they received in their home learning pack.

You can then choose which books to read. We would recommend spending a 3-4 days reading the same book to become familiar with the text before moving on to the next one. Your child should be reading 2 books per week.

Happy reading!!

 

Mathematics

Whilst at home, it is important for children to maintain their mathematical skills as such, we will be posting a different maths challenge every day. Please click the link below and scroll to the bottom of the page to complete Week 1, Lesson 1- Introduce Weight and Mass. Watch the video and click ‘Get the Activity.’ Once your child has completed the activity, click ‘Get the Answers’ and check through their work together, making sure any errors are addressed.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

 

Spelling

Children will also be given a new spelling every day. These spellings should be familiar to your child but we hope to keep them fresh in their minds for when we are back at school. Today’s spelling is:

my

Use the following method to help you child learn this spelling:

Look- write the word and ask your child to look at it- You could prompt them with some questions: How many letters does it have? What sounds are the letters making? Is it a tricky word?

Say- ask your child to say the word- you could do this in funny voices, loudly, quietly etc.

Cover- cover the word and ask them to remember the spelling.

Write- ask children to write the word. If they get stuck, prompt them with questions. Can you remember how many letter it has? Which letters were making which sounds? Is it a tricky word?

Check- uncover the word and get them to check their spelling.

Once they have done this, ask children to think of a sentence containing the word and write it down. Keep revisiting spellings throughout the week in preparation for a spelling quiz on Friday.

 

Daily Challenge:

This week we our challenges will be linked to VE day. Click on the link and research with your child to find out what VE day is and why we celebrate it:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/48201749

Next, click the link below to watch and listen to a song all about celebrating VE Day

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/watch/horrible-histories-songs-ve-day-song

 

VE Day is definitely something to celebrate. Write an invitation to a VE Day party for the family who live in your home to attend on Friday.

Remember to include the time, date and place of the party. You can decorate your invitation to make it look even more special, you could even decorate it in red, white and blue, the Union Jack colours.

 

Remember to send photos of your home learning directly to your child's class teacher. We love seeing them and I know lots of you are checking the Gallery every day to see what your friends are doing at home too, so keep them coming! 

 

Friday 1st May 2020

Morning Boys and girls, it’s Friday! For your challenge today, watch the video below on 'how to make a poem'.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zjhhvcw/articles/zg6dng8

Now it’s your turn to write a poem. Think about what your poem will be about. Will it be about animals, food, toys, family or something different?

Will your poem rhyme? Will your poem have alliteration?

 

Look, Miss Wardrobe has written a poem!

 

Buzzy buzzing bees flying in the sky,

Buzzy buzzing bees flying way up high,

Buzzy buzzing bees sitting on a flower,

Buzzy buzzing bees hiding from a rainy shower.

 

We look forward to reading your poems. Please send them to enquiries@diamondhallinfantacademy.co.uk

Have a lovely weekend and stay safe.

Love from,

Year 1 team

 

Thursday 30th April 2020

The year 1 grown-ups loved seeing the photos and videos from your puppet shows.

For your challenge today listen to this song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyVzjoj96vs&t=42s

 

Now, can you create a dance to this song?

When you’re creating your dance, think of your levels, can you do some dance moves low to the ground and some up high?

Will you do different dance moves through out or repeat your dance?

Can you include a patch balance or point balance in your dance?

Remember a patch is a large part of your body eg. back or stomach and a point is a small part of your body like hand, foot, or elbow.

Wednesday 29th April 2020

Morning, for your challenge today you will need a sock or pair of socks to make a sock puppet. You can use pens to draw on your sock or you could use glue to stick other materials onto your sock. Here are some examples.

 

                            

 

After making your sock puppet, can you perform a puppet show for someone in your house?

Think about who your character will be or if you will have more than one character?

Where will the place setting be for your performance? You might even want to draw a background for your puppet show.

What problem will the character face and how will they find a solution?  

The year 1 grown-ups know that your puppets and shows will be very creative! We look forward to seeing them.

 

Tuesday 28th April 2020 

Today your challenge is rather exciting. Your challenge is to use any boxes, pots or cans from around your house that would usually be recycled to junk model a robot. Here are some examples.

 

                                                          

 

 

We know that your robots will be much more creative!

How many eyes will your robot have?

How many legs and arms?

Will it have any special features?

Really consider the 3D shapes that you are using to create your robot. Can you name the 3D shapes and tell your grown up why you have used them?

We look forward to seeing your robots! If you want to see some of your friends’ home learning please look at the gallery page under Year 1.

Monday 27th April 2020

Morning boys and girls, it’s a new week and a new challenge.

“One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”

In autumn term, you all loved learning about Neil Armstrong and the first Moon landing. Your challenge today is to write as many facts as you can about the first moon landing. To help you remember some of the facts, you can watch the video below or you can do research online. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIYi-Zi-3oc

We look forward to reading your interesting facts. Don’t forget when writing your sentences to use capital letters, full stops and finger spaces – you can use your helping hand to support you with this.  

Please send your challenges to enquiries@diamondhallinfantacademy.co.uk with the subject FAO Year 1. Thank you!

Friday 24th April 2020

Morning girls and boys,

We have been so impressed with your challenges this week. With today being Friday, it is the final challenge of the week. Please watch the video below and see if you can guess the stories!

You were very good at knowing what story Miss Wardrobe was describing. Now can you choose a story and describe it to your adult at home. Don’t forget to tell them the author, characters, place setting and main events.

Thursday 23rd April 2020

Wow, we were so impressed with your design challenge on Monday that we have another design challenge for your today. Your challenge is to design an obstacle course - remember to label it.

 

Can you make your obstacle course in your garden or living room?

Can you time yourself and a grown up completing the course?

Who was the quickest?

 

Look, Here is Ellis completing his obstacle course.

Make sure that you’re careful when completing your obstacle course and your grown-up is there with you, especially if using skipping ropes.

We can’t wait to see your design and completed obstacle course! 

 Wednesday 22nd April 2020

Morning, we hope you have been enjoying the videos of our bedtimes stories. Today your challenge is to think of your favourite character from a story. Then when out during your daily exercise of in your garden, can you find a large stone?

Can you draw or paint your favourite character on the stone?

Can you tell your adult why that character is your favourite?

What do you like about them?

Don’t worry if you can’t find a large enough stone, you can use paper instead.

 

Look! It's the Gruffalo.

 

Look! It's Paddington.

 

We can’t wait to see your character stones; we know they will be magnificent!

 

Tuesday 21st April 2020

Wow! The year 1 grown ups were very impressed with your inventions, you are all very creative! You can look at photographs of your invention or your friends in the gallery. 

 

Today our challenge is one of our favourite lessons, it’s a phonics challenge! Your challenge today is to look around your house. Can you see any objects that contain these digraphs?

 

ir               aw                        ou                         ea                     ie          

 

Can you hear the other sounds in the words? Can you write the words that have these sounds in? If you are feeling really up to the challenge you might want to put those words into a sentence. Don’t forget your full stops and capital letters.

For example

ir

bird

I can see a bird flying in the sky.

 

Now in Year 1 we know there are different ways to make a sound. Can you read the sounds below?

 

ai

ee

ur

igh

 

What other digraphs, trigraphs or split digraphs do you know that can make these sounds?

 

Monday 20th April 2020

 

Morning boys and girls, we hope you had a lovely weekend and are all staying safe! We loved seeing the photographs from your completed challenges last week and we look forward to seeing everyone's challenges from this week. 

 

The first part of your challenge today is to research the definition of the word creative. You can use the link below to search in the dictionary.

 

https://www.collinsdictionary.com

 

We know how creative you all are, so the second part of your challenge today is to use your imagination to design your own invention. Your invention could be a fork with a fan attached to cool food, a robot to collect litter on the streets, a toothbrush which also dispenses toothpaste or anything you can imagine.

 

Don’t forget to label your design. You can use the sheet at the bottom of the page to draw your invention or any paper in your home. 

 

Here is an example design of a self watering plant pot. 

 

 

We look forward to seeing your fabulous inventions! Please a photograph of them to enquiries@diamondhallinfantacademy.co.uk and write in the subject line, 'FAO Year 1.'

 

Friday 17th April 2020

Today’s activity is a maths counting challenge!

We would like you to practise counting in multiples of 2.

How many objects can you find around the house to count in 2’s? We would love to see pictures and videos of you counting in 2’s.

                                            

Please send them to: enquiries@diamondhallinfantacademy.co.uk and write in the subject line, 'FAO Year 1.'  Let's see if we can get everyone joining in today!

 

Thank you to everyone who has completed the challenges this week. It's been lovely to see your photographs! Stay safe this weekend and we'll be back on Monday with another challenge for you!

 

    Love from

 The Year 1 Team 

      xxx

 

 

Thursday 16th April 2020

Good morning children, we hope you are all well. Today we would like you to go on a sound hunt around your home. How many things can you find that have the oa (eg. goal) sound in them? Remember that some of the objects may be spelled with an alternative grapheme.

For example   o-e = phone     ow = bowl     oe = toe

 

How many objects can you find?

 

Look what Mrs Kerry found…

 

                                                                   

                 coal                                     toes                                       pillow

Wednesday 15th April 2020

Today we would like you to become scientists and have a go at this fascinating science experiment!

 

The Germ Experiment

What you will need

Bowl of water

Pepper

Washing up liquid or liquid soap

 

First we would like you to make a prediction on what will happen when you put the soap on your finger and put it into a bowl of water and pepper.

 

Prediction

I think that …… because…..

 

Method

  1. Sprinkle the pepper grains onto the top of the water in the bowl.
  2. Dip your finger into the water.
  3. Look at your finger. The pepper grains represent the germs on your finger.
  4. Rub a little washing up liquid onto a different finger.
  5. Put the finger with the washing up liquid into the bowl of pepper and water.
  6. Notice what happens to the pepper grains!

 

Why do you think this has happened? 

Can you explain what this experiment is teaching us?

 

Now you can watch the CBeebies team complete the same experiment as you.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/germs-experiment?collection=have-fun-at-home

 

We would love to see pictures of you and your experiment! Let's see if we can get everyone joining in today!

Please send them to: enquiries@diamondhallinfantacademy.co.uk and write in the subject line, 'FAO Year 1.'

 

Tuesday 14th April 2020

Good morning everyone! We hope that you all had a lovely Easter with your family making special memories to last forever. This week we have four new challenges for you to complete at home. We really would love to see everyone's work this week, so please make sure that you ask your grown up to send your pictures in to us....we are all missing you!!

 

There are so many people that help you each and every single day such as your Mam or Dad, Nana or Grandad but also your teachers, doctors, nurses and shopkeepers. Today we would like you to choose someone to write a letter to just to say 'thank you'.  

To support your writing, use your helping hand which was given in your homework pack to remind you to use capital letters, full stops and finger spaces. Also, remember to re-read your sentences to check they make sense.  

Please send a copy of your letters to: enquiries@diamondhallinfantacademy.co.uk and write in the subject line, 'FAO Year 1.'

We can’t wait to read them!

 

 

Thursday 9th April

 

Today we would like you to write a recount of a walk you went on this week. Remember to use time words (E.g, first, next, then, finally.) To support your writing, use your helping hand which was given in your homework pack to remind you to use capital letters, full stops and finger spaces. Also, remember to re-read your sentences to check they make sense.

Here's a recount I wrote this morning:

A Walk to the Beach.

Yesterday was a sunny day so I walked to the beach with my family for my daily exercise. 

First we left the house and waved at a neighbour who was cutting the grass in their garden. 

Next we got to the end of the street and crossed the road at the zebra crossing. 

Then we walked past the benches and down the grassy path to the beach. 

After that, we arrived on the beach and enjoyed walking on the sand. 

Finally, we walked home. We enjoyed our walk in the fresh air.

 

We would love to see pictures of your work. Please send them to: enquiries@diamondhallinfantacademy.co.uk and write in the subject line, 'FAO Year 1.'

We hope you all have a lovely Easter weekend with your family. We will be back with more daily challenges on Tuesday 14th April. Please remember that we are thinking of you all.

Stay safe and best wishes.

Happy Easter! 

From,

The Year 1 Team xx

 

Wednesday 8th April

Today your challenge is to create with dots. Listen to the following story, The Dot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Clpw7PG7m1Q 

Like Vashti, you don't have to be a brilliant artist to create a masterpiece.

For inspiration, click the link to step into the dotty world of Yayoi Kusama: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvVABrPWxSI

Here is one of Ms Wardrobe's dotty creations...

  

We love receiving your photos. Please keep them coming and send pictures of your dotty art to: enquiries@diamondhallinfantacademy.co.uk and write in the subject line, 'FAO Year 1.'

 

Tuesday 7th April

 

Well done for completing your challenge yesterday. Have a look in our gallery to see some of the photos which were sent in. Now that you know lots about plants, today we want to open your own flower shop. 

You might have real plants at home or you could draw pictures, craft, or cut out photos of flowers from magazines to open your flower shop. Price your flowers at 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p and 50p and ask your grown up to role play buying and selling flowers using real coins. (You can also make these using card from an old cereal box if you don't have the correct coins at home.) Complete the following challenges:

 

Mrs Bates bought a bunch of Roses for 20p and a bunch of Daffodils for 10p. How much change would she get from 50p?

Mrs Kerry bought 2 Daisy's at 2p each, a Poppy for 5p and 3 Bluebells at 1p each. How much money does she need all together? 

Ms Wardrobe has 30p. She buys a bunch of sunflowers for 20p and 3 Daisy's at 2p each. Does she have enough money to buy a Poppy for 5p as well? Explain your answer. 

We would love to see some pictures of your flower shop. Please send photos to: enquiries@diamondhallinfantacademy.co.uk and write in the subject line, 'FAO Year 1.'

 

Monday 6th April

We hope you all had a relaxing weekend and are ready to get started on your challenges this week.

Whilst out for your daily exercise today, pick a plant to take home and dissect. Make sure you find a plant where you can see the roots, stem, leaves and flower, but do make sure you don't pick one from someones garden. Take it home and dissect it, how many parts of the plant can you name?  

Watch the video and make your own diagram using pencils or even natural or made resources. Label your picture and send it to: enquiries@diamondhallinfantacademy.co.uk and write in the subject line, 'FAO Year 1.'

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zpxnyrd/articles/z3wpsbk

Here some examples to get you started...

 

       

 

 

 

Friday 3rd April

Ever wondered how different musical instruments make sound? Click the link to find out.

 https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zkn4wmn

Today's challenge is to make your own musical instrument using objects from around the house. When you've done this, play your musical instrument in time with your favourite song.

We'd love to see some videos of you doing this.Please send them to enquiries@diamondhallinfantacademy.co.uk and write in the subject line, 'FAO Year 1.'

 

Well done and thank you for completing the challenges this week. Have a well deserved rest over the weekend and we'll be back on Monday morning with some more.

Stay safe everyone,

Best wishes,

From the Year 1 Team x

Thursday 2nd April

Today we'd like you to create a cosy reading den by draping blankets and sheets over chairs or other furniture. Use this space to share your favourite story with your grown up. You could even use it to watch some of our Bedtime Story videos posted each day in the Home Learning section of our website.

Here are some instructions on den making to get you started: https://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Den

Send photos of you reading in your reading den to: enquiries@diamondhallinfantacademy.co.uk and write in the subject line, 'FAO Year 1.'  We'd love to see some of your creations and don't forget to mention which books you've enjoyed reading at home. Maybe we can share some of these in class when we are back.

 

Wednesday 1st April

Click the link to watch a video about the amazing things that happen in Spring time in Britain. 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLAnt9__5Mg

When out for your daily exercise today, see how many signs of Spring you can spot. Take photos and use these to draw a picture of the signs of spring. If you don't have access to colouring pencils, why not complete it virtually on Tate Paint? Here's the link: https://www.tate.org.uk/kids/games-quizzes/tate-paint

We'd love to see photos of you out looking for signs of Spring and your completed Spring pictures. Send them to: enquiries@diamondhallinfantacademy.co.uk and write in the subject line, 'FAO Year 1.'

 

Look how many signs of Spring I found in my garden this morning! 

 

Look how many signs of Spring Mrs Collingwood has found in her garden!

 

Tuesday 31st March

Click the link below, it's the 3D shape song! Listen to the song and go on a 3D shape hunt around your house. How many can you find? Take pictures and send them to enquiries@diamondhallinfantacademy.co.uk and write in the subject line, 'FAO Year 1.' 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnZYK83utu0&t=41s

 

Here's what we found...

 

Look! Mrs Bates found a cylinder.                    Look! Mrs Kerry found a sphere.              Look! Ms Wardrobe found a cuboid.

              Look! Mrs Bates found a cylinder.                                                                                                   

 

 

Monday 30th March

Use water and an old paintbrush/make up brush/sponge or even a stick to write some of our key words on the wall or path in your garden.Children were given a list of key words in their homework pack, but here is a reminder of some of them:

I, to, go, no, into, me, he, she, we, be, when, were, went, what, then, that, are, some, come, here, there, where, was.

Extra Challenge. Can you think of sentences using one of the key words?

 

Weekly Challenge: 23-27th March

 

We know you have your home learning packs to keep your mind busy this week, but it's just as important to keep your body fit and active to stay healthy. The Body Coach is running daily PE sessions on YouTube every morning at 9am.

Get involved here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBvQafyve889qVcPxYEjdSTl