Gloucester Road Primary School

Gloucester Road
Nursery & Primary School

 

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Welcome to Year 1. 

The Year 1 Team are: Teachers - Miss Davis and Mrs Philcox

Teaching Partners - Miss Finch, Mrs Bray and Mrs Hannington

 

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To get in touch please email year1@gloucesterroad.gloucs.sch.uk 

 

 

 

Year 1 Home learning

Term 4

 

 

Home Learning week beginning 22nd February

Here are some other ideas of activities you can explore this week if you would like to (optional):

  • Pizza fractions: Read the challenge cards and arrange the toppings on the pizza to make the fractions.
  • Fractions online game
  • Using a shoebox and a range of modelling, art and craft and small world materials or building bricks, children create their own miniature ‘town’ including key features such as houses, buildings, roads and traffic. Children could also build a shoebox rural countryside scene including the key features. 
  • Roll a ball up and down your body, from your head to your toes. Now try passing it all the way around your body.
  • Use a water pistol or spray bottle to shoot at bath toys. This is really good for fine motor control, which helps with handwriting
  • Design your own town
  • Imagine you are going on an adventure into the countryside. Pack a backpack with a picnic, binoculars, a bird-spotter book, a sketchbook and pencils etc and role play a scene.

Monday 22nd February

Phonics: Sort the words with the /ie/ sound

Maths: Halves and quarters. Work through the powerpoint, complete the worksheet and do the reasoning.

Geography: Human and physical features. Work through the powerpoint  and sort the features into physical and human.

Tuesday 23rd February

Phonics: Sort the words with the /ie/ sound

Maths: Quarter of a shape. Work through the powerpoint, complete the worksheet and do the challenge.

Geography: Watch this video to find out about the difference between cities, towns and villages. Sort the features into whether you would find them in the town or country. There is a choice between an easier activity or a more challenging activity.

Wednesday 24th February

Phonics: Read the text, underline the words with the /ie/ sound. Now, write the words with the /ie/ sound into the table, noting the spelling alongside.

Maths: Fractions. Work through the powerpoint, complete the worksheet and do the reasoning.

English: Read the story of The Snail and the Whale and answer questions about it.

PE: Try lessons 10, 11 and 12 from the ThisIsPE website.

Thursday 25th February

Phonics: Write some silly sentences with words with the /ie/ sound.

English: Retrieve information to answer questions about The Snail and the Whale

PSHE: Going for goals. What makes a good learner? Work through the powerpoint and make a poster or a reminder sheet.

Friday 26th February

Phonics: Polysyllabic words. Read the words and use them in sentences.

English: Look back at the text of The Snail and the Whale and use adjectives to describe the characters.

Singing: Learn this song all about how you can express yourself with your voice. You can see the words here.

Geography / Art: Look at this Powerpoint of the book Window by Jeannie Baker. On each page, look at what has changed. How is the view becoming more urban and less rural? Make a collage of the view you would like to see from your window. Would it be of the town or the country?

 

 

Term 3

 

 

Home Learning week beginning 6th January

If you click on the links in blue, this will take you to the video, website or worksheet where you can find the work. See the timetable below for each day's phonics (Please do the Extended Code unit (EC), unless we tell you otherwise), Maths/English and Topic.Please e-mail the work you do each day to year1@gloucesterroad.gloucs.sch.uk.

Each day please also practise Numbots, your Letterjoin handwriting and reading (please read a pink level book, unless we tell you otherwise).

Here are some other ideas of activities you can explore this week if you would like to (optional):

  • Roll 2 dice. Draw the number, e.g.  32 = III.. (Draw the 10s as lines and the 1s as small squares)
  • Number bonds to 10 game
  • Do an observational drawing of a flower / plant
  • Time how long you can do a seated balance. Sit on the floor and lift your legs and arms.
  • Make gloop and draw some pictures or write letters in it. This is really good for fine motor control, which helps with handwriting
  • Make a flower / plant. Colour, paint, collage or make from lego / construction / junk boxes!
  • Create a pretend garden centre at home

Wednesday 6th January

Phonics: Initial Code 2: Making words

Extended code 2: Sort words

Maths: Numbers to 50. Work through the powerpoint and do this sheet: easier or harder

Science: Identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants. Watch this video and go for a plant treasure hunt.

Some examples of children's work: 

             

Thursday 7th January

Phonics: Initial Code 2: Matching sounds

Extended code: Sort words

English: Read the first page of the story and predict what the main character might say

Science: Planting and growing plants. Watch this video and grow a bean in a bag

Some examples of children's work:

Friday 8th January

Phonics: Initial Code 2: Reading words

Extended code: Read the text and underline the /ee/ words. Then, fill in the table.

English: Look at this page. Draw what you imagine Funni sees.

Science: Watch this video. Match the seed and tree pictures.

Some examples of the children's work:

 

Home learning week beginning 11th January

If you click on the links in blue, this will take you to the video, website or worksheet where you can find the work. See the timetable below for each day's phonics (Please do the Extended Code unit (EC), unless we tell you otherwise), Maths (please do the harder activity unless we tell you otherwise) / English and Topic. Please e-mail the work you do each day to year1@gloucesterroad.gloucs.sch.uk.

Each day please also practise Numbots, your Letterjoin handwriting and reading (please read a pink level book, unless we tell you otherwise).

Here are some other ideas of activities you can explore this week if you would like to (optional):

  • 4 in a row addition game
  • Subtraction game
  • Explore painting with quick strokes and bold colours
  • Practise walking in a straight line forwards and backwards
  • Collect some leaves, make a hole in them with a holepunch and string them together to make a leaf necklace. This is really good for fine motor control, which helps with handwriting
  • Make a flower / plant. Label each part
  • Create a woodland small world

Monday 11th January

Phonics: Initial code 2: Make words

Extended code 4: Sort words

Maths: Add by putting the bigger number first. Work through the powerpoint and do this sheet: easier or harder. Now try the reasoning.

Science: What is the purpose of roots in a plant? Find a plant and have a good look at its roots. Draw what you can see.

Some examples of the children's work:

           

 

Tuesday 12th January

Phonics: Initial code 2: Match sounds

Extended code 4: Sort words

Maths: Subtract by counting back in ones. Work through the powerpoint and do this sheet: easier or harder

Science; What are the parts of trees and plants called? Do this sheet.

Here are some examples of the children's work:

Wednesday 13th January

Phonics: Initial code 2: read words

Extended code 4: Find words

Maths: Word problems. Do this sheet: easier or harder: addition and subtraction.

Art: Vincent Van Gogh. Paint a vase of flowers in the style of Van Gogh

Thursday 14th January

Phonics: Initial code 2: match the word to the picture

Extended code 4: oa or ow cloze

English: Write what Funni may be thinking

PSHE: Think about what your talents are. Show somebody what your talents are, e.g. draw a picture, do a dance.

Friday 15th January

Phonics: Initial code 2: find the initial sound

Extended code 4: sort the words

English: Write 3 sentences to describe Funni, using 'and' and 'because'

PSHE: Read this story to your child and discuss the questions

 

Home Learning week beginning 18th January

If you click on the links in blue, this will take you to the video, website or worksheet where you can find the work. See the timetable below for each day's phonics (Please do the Extended Code unit (EC), unless we tell you otherwise), Maths (please do the harder activity unless we tell you otherwise) / English and Topic. Please e-mail the work you do each day to year1@gloucesterroad.gloucs.sch.uk.

Each day please also practise Numbots, your Letterjoin handwriting and reading (please read a pink level book, unless we tell you otherwise).

Here are some other ideas of activities you can explore this week if you would like to (optional):

  • Doggy division game
  • Doubling and halving board game
  • Explore painting with sponges or finger painting
  • Practise moving like a train forwards and backwards, faster and slower
  • Try moving tiny objects (e.g. marbles) from one dish to another using your thumb and forefinger. This is really good for fine motor control, which helps with handwriting
  • Make a deciduous and evergreen tree. 
  • Create a small world scene using twigs and leaves

Monday 18th January

Phonics: Initial code 3: make words

Extended code 6: Sort the words

Maths: Doubles. Work through the powerpoint, play the doubles game and try the doubles challenge. Here is an easier task, if your prefer.

Science: Can you name and identify different trees? Go on a tree hunt around your local area.

Tuesday 19th January

Phonics: Initial code 3: match sounds

Extended code 6: Sort the words

Maths: Halving. Work through the powerpoint, then try the worksheet: easier or harder.

Science: What is a deciduous and evergreen tree? Watch the video and try the sorting activity

Wednesday 20th January

Phonics: Initial code 3: read the words

Extended code 6: find the words.

Maths: Multiplication using arrays. Work through the powerpoint, then try the worksheet: easier or harder.

English: Look through the story and talk through the questions. Make predictions about what the character would say

Art: Find out about the artist Claude Monet. Create a Monet-style painting. If you don't have paint, then use pencils and colours.

Thursday 21st January

Phonics: Extended code 6: Sort the words with /er/ sounds by their different spellings

 Maths: Division as sharing. Work through the powerpoint and complete the division exercise.

English: Use adjectives to describe a scene

Oracy: Can you name all of the fruit and vegetables?

Friday 22nd January

Phonics: Extended code 6: Colour each different spelling of the /er/ sound in a different colour

English: Use the story for a stimulus for drawing your own secret garden

PSHE: Sort the foods to create a healthy meal 

 

 Home Learning week beginning 25th January

 f you click on the links in blue, this will take you to the video, website or worksheet where you can find the work. See the timetable below for each day's phonics (Please do the Extended Code unit (EC), unless we tell you otherwise), Maths (please do the harder activity unless we tell you otherwise) / English and Topic. Please e-mail the work you do each day to year1@gloucesterroad.gloucs.sch.uk.

Each day please also practise Numbots, your Letterjoin handwriting and reading (please read a pink level book, unless we tell you otherwise).

Here are some other ideas of activities you can explore this week if you would like to (optional):

  • Play Karate Cats maths game
  • Get moving and learn about length and height with Super Movers
  • Make a picture of a person (a portrait) just by using leaves and flowers
  • Practise throwing and catching a big ball. Make sure you stand on the balls of your feet, with your hands raised, ready to catch.
  • Thread Cheerios onto spaghetti. This is really good for fine motor control, which helps with handwriting
  • Make as many different fruits as you can from playdough
  • Create a fruit shop

Monday 25th January

Phonics: Extended code unit 7: /e/ Sort the words

Maths: Comparing height. Work through the powerpoint, complete the worksheet and do the reasoning

DT: How many different fruits can you name? What is your favourite fruit and why? Name the different types of fruit on this sheet. Put some fruit into a bag, can you guess what it is just by feeling it? Cut some of the fruit in half and describe what you can see. Design a fruit salad using this sheet. You will make your fruit salad tomorrow.

Tuesday 26th January

Phonics: Extended code unit 7: /e/. Sort the words

 Maths: Compare length. Complete the worksheet and do the reasoning

DT: Use your design to make your fruit salad or follow this recipe. After you have finished making it, evaluate your fruit salad using this evaluation sheet.

Wednesday 27th January

Phonics: Extended code unit 7: /e/. Read the text and highlight all of the words which have the /e/ sound. Then, write each word into the table with the spelling pattern next to it.

Maths: Measuring in centimetres. Work through the powerpoint and complete the worksheet.

PE: Try some of these activities -

This is PE - Lesson 2

Finding fitness - Week 1

PE Home learning - Animal magic

Thursday 28th January

Phonics: Extended code unit 7: /e/. Write some silly sentences.

English: Listen to and watch the story of The Snail and The Whale. Now fill in a Tell Me Grid.

Computing: Algorithms: Watch this video to learn what an algorithm is. Play a simple algorithm game, which you can download for free, e.g. Daisy the Dinosaur if you have an ipad/iphone or Scratch Jr for Android/ non-Apple phones or tablets.

Friday 29th January

Phonics: Polysyllabic words. Read the words, practise writing them and then put them in a sentence.

English: Put the pictures into the right order to tell the story of The Snail and The Whale.

Art: Arcimboldo. Work through the powerpoint to learn about Arcimboldo and then make your own art in the style of Arcimboldo.

 Home Learning week beginning 1st February

 If you click on the links in blue, this will take you to the video, website or worksheet where you can find the work. See the timetable below for each day's phonics (Please do the Extended Code unit (EC), unless we tell you otherwise), Maths (please do the harder activity unless we tell you otherwise) / English and Topic. Please e-mail the work you do each day to year1@gloucesterroad.gloucs.sch.uk.

Each day please also practise Numbots, your Letterjoin handwriting and reading (please read a pink level book, unless we tell you otherwise).

Here are some other ideas of activities you can explore this week if you would like to (optional):

  • Show different ways of making a total, using coins. For example: 10p = 2p, 2p, 5p, 1p
  • Sort the coins game
  • Make some clothes for a toy using old scraps of material / unwanted clothes you can cut up, glue / sew and decorate
  • Pretend to be a tightrope walker along a line to practise balance.
  • Build a structure using washing pegs. This is really good for fine motor control, which helps with handwriting
  • Make a city from construction materials, e.g. lego
  • Play shops, labelling items with prices and giving change.

Monday 1st February

 Phonics: Extended code unit 8: /ow/. Sort the words

Maths: Recognising coins. Work through the powerpoint, complete the worksheet and do the reasoning.

Geography: London, England. Look at this powerpoint to find out about the countries and capital cities of the UK. Build the UK, by adding each country piece and the labels of the countries and cities. Watch this video to find out more about London. Try building one of the important landmarks of London from junk boxes or construction materials, e.g. lego.

Tuesday 2nd February

Phonics: Extended code unit 8: /ow/. Sort the words

Maths: Recognising notes. Work through the powerpoint, complete the worksheet and do the reasoning.

Geography: Edinburgh, Scotland. Look at this powerpoint to find out about Scotland. Have fun playing your own homemade Highland games. Make a poster to show what you have learnt about Scotland and its capital, Edinburgh.

Wednesday 3rd February

Phonics: Extended code unit 8: /ow/. Read the text and find the words with the /ow/ sound.

Maths: Totals and change. Complete the worksheet and do the extra activity about partitioning amounts, if you would like to.

English: Imagine the sea in the story The Snail and the Whale 

PE: Try lessons 4, 5 and 6 from the ThisIsPE website.

Thursday 4th February

Phonics: Extended code unit 8: /ow/. Write some silly sentences with words with the /ow/ sound.

English: Match the thought and speech bubbles to the pictures from The Snail and the Whale.

Geography: Cardiff, Wales. Watch this powerpoint about Wales and make a poster showing what you know about Wales and its capital, Cardiff. If you would like to, make a daffodil, the Welsh national flower. 

Friday 5th February

Phonics: Extended code unit 8: /ow/. Sort the words with the spelling 'ow' into the 2 different sounds of /ow/ and /oe/. 

English: Match the rhyming words: sheet 1 and 2.

Geography: Belfast, Northern Ireland. Look at this powerpoint to learn about Belfast and make a poster showing what you know about Northern Ireland and its capital, Belfast. Learn how to do an Irish jig

 Week beginning 8th February

If you click on the links in blue, this will take you to the video, website or worksheet where you can find the work. Please e-mail the work you do each day to year1@gloucesterroad.gloucs.sch.uk or add to Teams.

Each day please also practise Numbots, your Letterjoin handwriting and reading (please read a pink level book, unless we tell you otherwise).

Here are some other ideas of activities you can explore this week if you would like to (optional):

  • Which of these pictures show half of the shape shaded in? 
  • Play an online game with halves to 10
  • Make some fireworks in a glass to celebrate Chinese New Year on Friday
  • Play a ball game with someone in your family. Make 2 goals, e.g. like a small football goal. You have to try to throw your ball into 1 goal to score a point but protect the other goal so that your partner doesn't score.
  • Practise tying knots in string. This is really good for fine motor control, which helps with handwriting
  • Try writing your name in Chinese-style characters
  • Set up a Chinese restaurant role play area.

Monday 8th February

Phonics: Sort the words with the /oo/ sound, as in 'moon'

Maths: Halves of shapes. Work through the powerpoint and complete the worksheet.

Geography: Capital cities of UK. First, learn this song to help you remember the 4 countries in the United Kingdom and their capital cities. Then, watch this video to review each of the countries and their capital cities. Stop the video after each capital city and fill in this sheet. Use the wordbank to help you.

Tuesday 9th February

Phonics: Sort the words with the /oo/ sound, as in 'moon'.

Maths: Halving shapes. Complete the worksheet and the reasoning.

PSHE: Caring. Today is Caring day! Copy the C for Caring onto paper or card - an old cereal packet will do - or print it. Then let your imagination go wild! All around and inside your letter C, draw and write about kind and caring things we can do.

Ideas to get you started...

  • What things can you do to care for yourself?
  • What things do people in your life do to care for you?
  • How could you show that you care about my special people?
  • How do you feel when you've done something caring for someone?

Wednesday 10th February

Phonics: Find the words with the /oo/ sound in the text and write them in the table with their spelling.

Maths: Halving numbers. Work through the powerpoint, complete the worksheet and try the extension.

English: Expanded noun phrases. Work through the powerpoint and write some expanded noun phrases.

PE: Try lessons 7, 8 and 9 from the ThisIsPE website.

Thursday 11th February

Phonics: Silly sentences with words with the /oo/ sound.

English: Write a postcard as if you were the snail on your travels, writing to your family and friends about your adventures.

Tomorrow is Chinese New Year. Watch this video to learn about Chinese New Year. Tell your adult how and why Chinese New Year is celebrated and write about it.

Friday 12th February

Phonics: Polysyllabic words

 English: Use this story map to retell the story of The Snail and the Whale. Now make your own story map. You can use this example for ideas.

Make a paper dragon to celebrate Chinese New Year.  Watch this video showing a dragon dance and do your own dragon dance, either with your dragon puppet or with people in your family.

 

 

Term 2

 

 

Home Learning week beginning 14th December

If you are self-isolating this week, please complete the following work from Oak Academy.

 

Home Learning Week beginning 30th November 

If you click on the links in blue, this will take you to the video, website or worksheet where you can find the work. See the timetable below for each day's phonics (Please do the Bridging Unit, unless we tell you otherwise) and Maths/English. Please e-mail the work you do each day to year1@gloucesterroad.gloucs.sch.uk.

Each day please also practise your Numbots, your Letterjoin handwriting and reading (please read a pink level book, unless we tell you otherwise).

Here are some other ideas of activities you can explore this week if you would like to (optional):

  • Snakes and ladders addition game
  • Number bonds to 20 task
  • Make a wind chime with objects around the house. Some lovely ideas here: https://lifeasmama.com/5-awesome-kid-made-wind-chimes/
  • Play a gross motor weather game. Draw or print out the weather posters and stick up around your house. Make the 2 dice and throw. The weather die tells you which poster to travel to and the movement die tells you how to get there.
  • Make a pasta/bead necklace by threading onto some string/ribbon. This is really good for fine motor control, which helps with handwriting
  • Make a rainbow. Colour, paint, collage or any other art technique that you fancy!
  • Dress up your favourite teddy for various seasons and take him/her on adventure, e.g. put on a wooly hat and scarf and pretend to play in the snow in winter or put on sunglasses and pretend to go to the beach in the summer
  • Have a go at our Active Advent Calendar
  • Do an act of kindness and add to the Kindness Advent Calendar

 

Monday 30th November

Bridging Unit: Sort the pictures into groups, depending on whether they contain f, ff, l, ll or ss spelling. Here are the answers, but only look at them when you have finished.

Some of the children's work:

     

 

Tuesday 1st December

Bridging Unit: Cut out the word cards, read the words and sort them into 's' and 'ss'

 Some of the children's work:

      

Wednesday 2nd December

Bridging Unit: Cut out the word cards, read the words and sort them into 'c', 'k' and 'ck'

  • Maths: Addition word problems. Work through the powerpoint, complete the calculations sheet and the reasoning.
  • PSHE: Work through the powerpoint and talk to your adult about how to cross the road safely. Sequence these cards to show how to cross the road safely.

Some of the children's work:

      

 

Home Learning Week beginning 23rd November 

If you click on the links in blue, this will take you to the video, website or worksheet where you can find the work. This week our project work is on Science and we are going to investigate how we can record wind direction. See the timetable below for each day's phonics (do Unit 11 unless we tell you otherwise) and Maths/English. Please e-mail the work you do each day to year1@gloucesterroad.gloucs.sch.uk.

Each day please also practise your Numbots, your Letterjoin handwriting and reading (please read a pink level book, unless we tell you otherwise).

Here are some other ideas of activities you can explore this week if you would like to (optional):

  • Can you build a cube, cuboid, pyramid and sphere out of construction materials or playdough? 
  • Can you find some examples of cubes, cuboids, pyramids and spheres around your house?
  • Can you draw and colour a spiral?
  • Can you retell 'The Troll' using your toys at home or make your own puppets for the different characters?
  • Can you play 'Simon Says' with someone at home?

Other fun activities:

 

 Monday 23rd November

Please do Unit 11 , unless we tell you otherwise. You may find this Sounds Mat useful.

Some pictures of the children's work:

                          

 

Tuesday 24th November

  • Phonics: Unit 11 or Unit 1
  • Maths: Addition within 20 using objects or jottings. Work through the powerpoint. Use drawings or small objects, e.g. pasta, lego to help you.
Now enjoy playing the game. Use drawings or small objects, e.g. pasta, lego to help you.

Some pictures of the children's work:

           

 

Wednesday 25th November

  • Phonics: Unit 11 or Unit 1
  • Maths: Addition within 20, counting on in your head
Work through the powerpoint and then do the worksheet

Have a go at playing the Splat game:

version 1: Read out the digit cards 11-20 and children ‘splat’ the question cards which give the answer to the card you have read out e.g. 12 = 11 + 1

Version 2: Read out the question card e.g. 11 + 1 and children have to ‘splat’ the digit card e.g. 12

Watch this video: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/how-does-the-weather-change-across-the-seasons-ctj34d and make your own weather log or use the one here.

See if you can match the pictures to the seasons in the Seasons Matching activity.

 

Some pictures of the children's work:

   

 

Thursday 26th November
  • Phonics: Unit 11: Practise 'sh' and 'th' reading

Unit 1: Write the first sound you can hear in the word

 Friday 26th November

Unit 1: Match the words to the pictures

Some of the children's work: 

      

 

 

Term 1

 

Home Learning 24th September - 2nd October

Each day please practise your Numbots, your Letterjoin handwriting and reading.

 DAY 1

  • Phonics
  • Maths
  • English: Draw a picture of the troll from The 3 Billy Goats Gruff and write a sentence to describe it 

 

DAY 2

DAY 3

 

DAY 4

 

DAY 5

 These two online learning platforms also have daily lessons that your child can complete.

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/schedule/#schedule

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

 

For phonics please visit the following websites:

Phase 2

Phase 3

Phase 5/6

You can find more websites linked to other areas of the curriculum at the bottom of this page.

 

 

 

 

Maths in Year 1:

    • Children need to use Numbots at least 3 times a week using their own login details. This is to ensure that they develop their Maths fluency skills. https://play.numbots.com/#/intro

Reading in Year 1

Reading books are sent home every Thursday. Please keep your child's book and read it with them every day and then return it to school the following Tuesday.

 

Children should practice reading the Year 1 common exception words which are listed below.

 

Spellings in Year 1

Here is an overview of the Year 1 spellings. Children should also be able to spell the 45 Year 1 Common Exception Words. 

Year 1 Spelling Lists 

Year 1 and 2 Common Exception Words

 

PE in Year 1

On Thursdays children need to come to school wearing P.E. kit.

 

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 If you would like more learning activities to do at home with your children please see the below websites. Also, if you click the learning tab at the top of the homepage to this website and click on home learning there is more information.