Year 1 Learning Opportunities – Monday 11th May

Good morning Year 1!

We hope you had a fantastic bank holiday weekend and had lots of fun in the sun! If you have any photos of your VE celebrations, we would love to see them so please email them to our Year 1 address (with permission to put them on the blog if you don’t mind)!

Here is a list of the learning opportunities for today… Have a fabulous day!

Kind Regards,

The Year 1 Team!

English: Jambo!

Today, you will be travelling to the second largest continent on Earth – Africa!

  1. Watch, read and discuss the slideshow about the continent Africa with an adult. Think about how it is different from where we live in Europe.

Beware… The spelling and grammar is not perfect in this online presentation but it has some interesting facts and good pictures.

  • Decorate an outline of the continent of Africa with at least 5 interesting facts that you have learnt. You can use different colours and fancy writing!
  • Tell a family member (at home or a call/FaceTime) all about Africa!

Maths: Number hunt

Find 10 numbers hidden around the house between 1 and 99.

  • Put the numbers in order. Think about the amount of tens and ones to compare.
  • Sort the numbers into odd and even numbers
  • Even Steven is so great, he always ends in 0, 2, 4, 6 or 8.
  • Odd Rod is so fine, he always ends in 1, 3, 5, 7 or 9
  • Use the greater and less than alligator to compare 2 numbers at a time.

Challenge: Include larger numbers beyond 99.

Other: African Animal Hand Shadows

There are over one million species of animals in Africa, including both the heaviest (elephants) and the tallest (giraffes) land animals on Earth. Have a go at making your own animals using shadows of your hand!

  • Think about and discuss with an adult how shadows are made using the link below:
  • Use the attached pictures to help make different African animal hand shadows…
  • Use the attached picture as inspiration to create African animal shadow stick puppets…

PHONICS: Please see the attached PDF for this week’s daily phonic sessions and support structure.  This is to guide parents when supporting their child with phonics and will be most effective if it is done every day.

Phase 5: ou, ir, alternative pronunciation for ‘er’ and ‘y’                                               

Useful phonics websites: (An adult must always check these)    

READING: Oxford Reading Owl has a fantastic selection of Oxford Reading books for the children to read at their level.

  1. Follow the link:
  2. Click on ‘Browse E-books’
  3. Click on ‘free e-book library’. 
  4. Choose a book

As well as listening to the children read, it also benefits them to hear adults read and discuss the story.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY: As well as having fun in the garden for daily exercise, some other fun routines for the children to follow are:

  1. Wake Up, Shake Up Lazytown
  2. Cosmic Kids Yoga.
  3. Joe Wicks Daily PE lessons.
  4. Andy’s Wild Workouts
  5. GoNoodle (YouTube videos)

These can be typed into a search engine by an adult who will then need to check them.

Have fun!