# Year 1

Maths

In our final maths lesson of the week and the last maths lesson in our calculations unit we will be comparing number sentences and answers using the greater than, less than and equal to signs. Then next week we will begin our new unit about shape.

The learning PowerPoint for today can be found on the link below

Phonics

In Key Stage One phonics is taught in phonics groups rather than classes.  Your child will know who their phonics teacher is, but if you need clarification please message your child's class teacher on class dojo for confirmation.

Mrs Naylor's phonics group and Mrs Jamieson's group 21.1.21

https://homefields-primary-school.primarysite.media/media/21121-mrs-naylors-phonics

Mrs Heald's phonics group 21.1.21

https://homefields-primary-school.primarysite.media/media/mrs-healds-phonics-21121

We are learning to:

I can make sensible guesses about what sort of text this might be and what it might be about.

I can find information in a text to answer a question.

Look at the first pages of the Dinosaur book together. Can you talk through these questions with someone in your family?

1. Can you read the names of the different characters? What do you predict they will be doing in this book?

2. What is a Contents?

3. On which page wold you find out about 'Land, Sea and Air'?

4. What do you think the page 'Land, Sea and Air' will tell you about?

6. Have a look at the Contents, which page would you turn to and why?

1. Telling you brilliant facts about the dinosaurs.

2. Each page in this book has a heading or a title which tells the reader what the page will be about. The contents page is all of these titles in a list, this makes it quicker and easier for the reader to find the page they need.

3. Page 3.

4. It will tell you about the dinosaurs who would live on the land, sea and in the air.

5. Riz is speaking, he has a speech bubble.

Mindfulness

Mindfulness focuses on paying attention to the present moment (thoughts and feelings) as well as the world around you. This can improve mental wellbeing. The link below is to classical music which is aimed at children in order to support relaxation and mental focus.

English

We are starting a new unit today all about letters and we will be learning about this for the next couple of weeks. To begin with we will look through lots of different pieces of writing to see if we can find the letters. You could ask a grown up to help you read the different pieces of writing today or you might just be able to spot a letter from looking at it. You could take photographs of the letters you found or write down the texts that were letters and those that weren't.

ICT

• I can use simple databases to record information
• I can use a database and graph to answer questions

In today's lesson we are going to learn how to collect information and display it in a graph using a database.

A database is a way of storing information using on a computer or electronic device.

We need to find out how many of each type of animal escaped from the zoo today. Were there more Tigers than panda's? Were there more penguins than elephants? It's tricky to answer these questions and find out the information when the animals are displayed this way. It's easier to see in a tally chart table.

Draw out this table onto plain or lined paper or print off a copy in the attachments below.

Every time you see an animal in the picture above, you need to put a line in the correct space on the tally chart to represent 1. Then count all of the tally marks and write the number in the total box.

We have represented the data now in a chart which makes it clearer to see but we'd like to represent it in a graph to make it simpler to compare the numbers of animals.

If you are working on a laptop and have access to Excel click on the Excel spreadsheet below and continue to follow the instructions. If you don't have access, watch the video below to find out more about how Excel and graphs can change the way information can look.

1.Open the Excel document.

2. Fill in the totals for all of the animals.

3. drag your mouse and highlight all of the table.

4. Click Insert on the top bar.

5. Click on and choose a graph.

The graph has represented the data (information) for us in a simple way so we can compare the number of animals in each species.

Let's think back to the original questions

Were there more Tigers than panda's?

Were there more penguins than elephants?