School Closure - WB 27/04/20

Thank you for all of the lovely messages and updates last week. I really appreciated them and it is lovely to see so many pictures of the children.
It would be great if you could continue to drop me a quick message whenever you get the chance - I know some of you have already settled into a weekly email-update routine, which is wonderful.  Mums and Dads, please remember that you DO NOT have to complete all of this work - these are just ideas that might be useful to you. I'm very aware that many of you are working as well as trying to be educators.
Be kind to yourselves and let the children play, watch TV or relax while you get the things that you need to done; then, find little pockets of time when you can try to do some focused work together. 
Also, please do continue to be creative with your home tasks, I love seeing all the different ways the children are learning.  I think you’re doing great at juggling home-schooling with work and all the other jobs that need doing!
Update: 29/04/20
Here's the link to the Year 1 Bitesize resources - lots of great ideas and videos for different subjects.
Here are some tasks to work on this week.
Vowel digraph 'or' and vowel trigraph 'ore'
for        short        born       horse       morning     more       score      wore     shore     before
Can you think of any other words with these sounds? Can you put these words in a sentence?
High Frequency Words:  I have uploaded a list of "tricky" words for the children to practice. Pick 5 words at a time, read them and then spell them, only move on once children are confident with the 5 words.
Daily RWInc phonics lessons are available here  We follow Set 3 sounds, Set 3 reading and spelling lessons are live at 10:30 then available for 24 hours on the RWInc YouTube channel.
Story Reading and Creative Writing:
Use the story to start your own story, "If I had a garden..." what would you have in your garden? What would you grow if you could grow anything?  Be as creative and imaginative as possible. Could you also illustrate your garden stories with a gorgeous colourful picture.
Week 2 (click on the + next to Week 2 learning)
This week we move on to making equal groups - children have done this before but will need need to be prompted to remember what 'equal groups' means. 
Other Activities 
Activity 1
Choose 12 pieces of Lego (or other)
How many groups of 2 can you make?
How many groups of 3 can you make?
How many groups of 4 can you make?
How many groups of 6 can you make?
Ensure that you emphasise that the groups are equal each time - they have the same amount in them. 
Can you make equal groups of 5?  If not, why not?
You can repeat this activity with other amounts.
We use stem sentences in class to answer all questions, for example, "I have 6 equal groups." "There is 2 in each group." "I have 12 altogether."
Activity 2
Get your toys/teddies can you put them into equal groups?  You may not always be able to make groups that are equal, why do you think that is?
This activity can be done with other objects around the house, can you group your cutlery? Or fruit?
Remember our stem sentences:
"I have___equal groups." "There is ___in each group." "I have___altogether."
Activity 3
Do you have a money jar? Take a few 10p coins and lay them out, can you write a repeated addition number sentence to represent the coins? For example, three 10p coins would be 10p + 10p + 10p which equals 30p - try this with 10p, 2p and 5p coins.
Topic      (Time lapse of a runner bean growing)
Activity 1
Ordinarily, at this time of year, we plant seeds and our potatoes.   Because we are unable to do this in school at the moment, I'd like us to make a bit of a virtual garden.  So, if you are able to plant some vegetables or flowers in your garden at home, please do and share what you've planted and how things are growing.  Remember, you can plant cress seeds and lettuce crops in very small pots and keep them in your house!  My Mum is growing things on her allotment and she will start sharing pictures with us.
Activity 2
Parts of a Plant -  We will look at how plants grow and parts of a plant.  I have uploaded a picture of parts of a plant, can you draw it and add labels. I have also added an interactive version of this activity.
Activity 3
Later in the week I will be adding a video to look at fruit and vegetables and observing if they grow under the ground, above the ground or on bushes/trees. Before this, can you think of any that you already know?
Guess the Seed  Have a look at the picture of the seeds, the seeds have been ordered smallest to largest, what do you think they will grow into?  Do you think small seeds grow into small vegetables? Send me your guesses and I will let you know the answers at the end of the week. 
We are going to look at how a seed grows, this is a broad bean seed that has been planted in soil and watered.  What do you think will happen to it?