Monday 20th July
Wake up activity:
Welcome to the last week of Year 1. This week we will be reflecting on our time in Year 1 and looking forward to what lies ahead. Can you write down 2 things you have enjoyed this year and 2 things you would like to get better at next year?
Phonics Phase 5
Daily phonics videos - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw/videos
Transition art project- This is me
Objective: I can use drawing or painting to develop and share my ideas, experiences and imagination.
As this week is the final week in Year 1 and you are getting ready to be a Year 2 we think that it would be amazing for you to help your new teacher to get to know lots of things about you. But, we decided that writing about this might not be quite as exciting as creating an art project instead. So, this week we are going to try our very own class art project called ‘This is me’. Maybe you could have the song from the greatest showman playing while you complete your work.
For your project we would like you to draw lots of pictures that tell us more about you. This could be foods you like, places you enjoy visiting, holidays you’ve loved, your family members, your pets, your hobbies, your friends, the things you enjoy at school or anything at all that is important to you.
To make this into an art project we would like your pictures to be drawn inside the silhouette of your head and shoulders if possible. A silhouette is the dark shape or outline of someone or something that is made when it blocks the light. It’s like drawing around your shadow. You will need an adult to help you to draw your silhouette and you will need to stay really still while they draw you. If it is too tricky to draw your silhouette then you could draw your head yourself by looking in the mirror, or choose a shape to put your pictures into instead (in resources). When the outline is drawn you could colour the outside in black, or you could draw it straight onto a different coloured paper if you have any. If you would prefer to leave it white then
that’s ok too but you might need to use a dark line around your silhouette to make it stand out. If you would prefer
not to draw your pictures or you only want to draw a few then you could use pictures or photographs to create a
collage but remember to ask an adult if this is ok first. There are lots of ideas about what this could look like in the
resources online but remember that these examples are all completed by older children. If you have other ideas about
how to complete your project then it would be amazing for you to use these too e.g. you might want to complete it
on the computer. Remember it is your art project to show your teacher about you so be as creative as you want to.
When you have finished don’t forget to write your name in the corner and put the date so that you can look back
at it when you are older and remember all of these special things about you. The teachers are also very excited to see
these so don’t forget to send a picture to your class teacher and they will be able to share it with your new teacher
The most important thing about this art activity is to have fun and think about what makes you special. So, we hope
that you enjoy it!
After reading the story of ‘The Cautious Caterpillar’ in the reading section below. You might want to think about how you feel about changing from a Year 1 to a Year 2. Changes can give us lots of different and mixed feelings and these are different for every single person because your feelings belong to you. If you want to think about this a little bit more then try the activities below.
Spreading my wings from Year 1 to Year 2- (in resources).
A Letter to Me.
This week we are going to learn about letters and by the end of the week we are going to write a letter to ourselves to remember our year. Then you could keep this letter in a safe place and open it at a time that you choose- this could be at the end of Year 6, in 10 years’ time, when you turn 18 or at a time of your choice. That way you can keep all the memories of this year safe (a little bit like a time capsule). This week there are only 4 different activities so that you can have a break from writing on your last day in Year 2.
Activity 1- Can you read some letters and identify some of the features?
Before we begin to get some ideas for our own letters, we need to think about how to write a letter. Our letter is going to be an informal one because we are writing it someone we know (ourselves). So, today we are going to look at how to write an informal letter and how the ideas in these letters are organised. To do this first of all read through the PowerPoint Presentation called ‘How To Set Out An Informal Letter’ (in resources). In this presentation there are some letters for you to read and it explains how the ideas are organised. After this can you read ‘Y2 Letter Writing Informal Example’ and see if you can spot some of the main parts of a letter. Then scroll down to the second page to see if you were right.
We would like the children to recap again on the range of SPaG skills that they have been learning whilst they have been in Year 2. This week we would like the children to complete another 2 new SPaG activity mats to rehearse these skills. There are 3 levels of challenge for each mat so please choose the one that seems to be the right level (the mats are in the resources).
You can write you answers on paper if you would rather not print these.
Maths- The Mystery of the Missing Moji
This week we would like the children to help us solve another mystery. This time is it the Moji’s that have a mystery to solve. The Moji’s were planning to throw a party to welcome the new Moji’s to town, but one of the usual Moji’s has disappeared. They would like your help to find out who is to blame. The way to find out, is to work through a series of clues. Each clue helps to eliminate the Moji suspects from the list until hopefully you are left with one Moji left. You will need to use a wide range of maths skills to solve the clues and as you were so amazing at this last week, we know that you can do it again this week. Don’t forget to let your teacher know which Moji was to blame. You can use the number line and hundred square below to help you with the challenges if you need to and remember to use any equipment that might help you too. Good luck! If you need help from an adult with the challenges then that’s ok. We hope you enjoy solving the Moji mystery!
hundred square- https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/paint-the-squares
number line- https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/450/ITP-Number-Line -use max to make it contain larger numbers.
After reading the story of ‘The Cautious Caterpillar’ in the reading section below. You might want to think about how you feel about changing from a Year 2 to a Year 3. Changes can give us lots of different and mixed feelings and these are different for every single person because your feelings belong to you. If you want to think about this a little bit more then try the activities below.