Today in maths we will be learning and practising our number bonds to make 10. Number bonds are two numbers that have a total making a given number-today our number is 10. Good luck finding them all and learning them. By the end of you maths lesson see of you can remember the pairs of numbers that make 10 without looking.
Today's spelling task is all about Common Exception words. These are words that are spelt in an unusual way. They are exceptions to spelling rules or words which use a particular combination of letters to represent sound patterns in an uncommon way. Please see the link below for a list of the common exception words in Key Stage One. You can choose 10 or more of these words to learn to spell.
If your child would like an extra challenge they can also try to learn to spell the names of numbers too. For example: 25 = twenty five.
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 a guided mindfulness session aimed at children in order to support relaxation and mental focus.
Let's try to write our own poem about the seaside using a writing frame to help us.
PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education)
Our topic for this half term is Going for Goals. In today's session we are going to focus on learning from our own experiences and the experiences of others whilst considering our learn to learn skills too (responsibility, resourcefulness, reflectivity, reciprocity, respectfulness and resilience).
Can you think of a film or a book where the character(s) are trying to achieve something and they have to keep working at it? Have a look at the pictures below to give you some ideas.
Once you have decided what film or story you are focusing on, can you discuss the following questions?
-What goals did the character(s) set?
-How did they achieve the goals?
-Did they achieve them quickly?
-Which of our learn to learn skills did they use to meet their goals? (responsibility, resourcefulness, reflectivity, reciprocity, respectfulness and resilience).
Can you draw a picture of your character(s) meeting their goal? Try to include a background (setting) as well as the character(s) and the task they achieved.
Ask your child to discuss a time when they have used their learn to learns skills in their learning? E.g. resourceful: getting Math equipment when they need it or a phonics sound mat. E.g. resilient when learning difficult spellings. E.g. reflective: remembering what we have already learnt to help you with new learning such as addition and subtraction skills for number bonds.
P.E (Physical Education)
Today in P.E we are going to try some 2 minute challenges. You can show your class teacher your amazing fitness challenges using class dojo (messages or portfolio).
2 minutes of running on the spot
2 minutes of jumping jacks
2 minutes of hopping (on each leg)
2 minutes of side stepping (galloping)
2 minutes of skipping on the spot
2 minutes of press ups
2 minutes of sit ups
2 minutes of the plank
2 minutes of high knees on the spot
Curly Caterpillar letter family
This week we are learning the letters of the curly caterpillar family. By the end of Year 1 the children should be able to name the different handwriting families.
Today we'll complete c, a, o, g,
The children need to remember to sit their pencil in a 1 o'clock position rather than 12 o'clock to ensure the letter is formed correctly. Check they have the correct pencil grip and can see the lines they are keeping within, then have a go.
You could practise these letters on the activities below choosing from either
Curly caterpillar formation sheets for those mastering the shape of these letters
Curly caterpillar letters print 1 - 2 for those children who are ready to try and keep the letters a consistent height and to use them in words.
Alternatively, if printing isn't an option, please complete the same letters on lined paper. Try to keep the letters the same height each time they are written.
Each day there will be a story or poem read to the children by a member of the Key Stage One team.
Please see the link below for the story today. We hope you enjoy it.