Year 1 Remote Learning page March 2021

Dear parents,
Please find below some Maths and Literacy ideas/activities for children to do when they are self isolating but feeling well enough to work.
1. Practise adding two numbers together. Use a number line or counting cubes to help you. Record the number sentences on a piece of paper. (11+3=14)
2. Practise taking away. Remember, when we take away, we always start with the biggest number first. Take two numbers and solve take away. Repeat it a few times with different numbers. Use a number line or counting cubes to help you. (19-5=14)
3. Talk about the following mathematical language: before, first, next, after that, finally, in the morning, in the afternoon, in the evening. Collect ideas that you usually do in the morning, in the afternoon and in the evening. Draw a picture of one thing you do in the morning, one in the afternoon and one in the evening. Label these pictures.
Do you brush your teeth before or after breakfast? Do you get dressed first or do you have lunch first? 
4. Practise telling the time. Read o'clock times.
When the minute hand( big hand) is on 12, it is o'clock. The hour hand (little hand) will tell us the hour. Each hour the minute hand ticks 60 minutes and slowly the hour hand will move onto the next hour. 
5. Make your own clock. Cut out a circle and write in the numbers. Make a minute hand and an hour hand. Practise telling different times. (o'clock times for now)
6. Practise telling the time. Read half past times. (The minute hand is on the 6 to show it is half past, and the hour hand has just gone past a particular hour. The hour hand is between two numbers)
7. Test yourself! You will need a stop watch and see how many of the following activities you can carry out in a minute: star jumps, skipping, hopping, push ups, write your name, write numbers from 0. 
8. What are the days of the week? Draw a picture of something that you normally do each day of the week. Label the picture with the name of the week and remember that names always start with a capital letter. 
1. Listen to the story of Zog, read by Mrs. Pruitt in the story time section of the website. Talk about the story. Is it a fairy tale? How do we know? (it starts with once upon a time, it has a happy ending, it is full of magic and there are princes and princesses)
Write a sentence describing your favourite part of the story. Draw a picture of your favourite part.
2. Write a description of Zog using adjectives and conjunctions. (Zog is kind because he helps the princess. he is friendly and he is orange. he can fly but he is a little clumsy.)
3. Remind yourself what a verb is. A verb is a word that shows an action. Can you name and write down some verbs from the story Zog? Or can you choose a different story and spot verbs? 
4. Read a story and describe what the problem is in the story.
5. Talk to your family about Easter. Write sentences about how you celebrate Easter. Do you have an Easter egg hunt in the garden? Do you have a family meal? Do you go to church? If you don't celebrate Easter, write a few sentences about a different celebration. 
6. Make a sandwich and write down the instructions of how you made it using time connectives such as: first, next, then, after that, finally. Also include verbs. 
7. Which month of the year were you born? Is it springtime, summer, autumn or winter? Draw a picture of your last birthday and write a recount of how you celebrated it. 
8. Write an invitation to an Easter egg hunt. Add the time and date and some interesting sentences about what activities you will be doing. (Dear... Please come to my garden on Saturday at 3 o'clock. We will have an Easter egg hunt and you can find delicious treats. Bring a basket to collect eggs in. )
Please read with your child daily. Ask questions about the book to check understanding. 
Use the following strategies when reading: sound out and blend, look at the pictures, break longer words down to smaller parts, read around the word, ask an adult. 
Design a castle that you can make out of a cereal box. Add some key features such as: battlements, arrow slits and drawbridge. 
Draw your design first then make it. Finally evaluate it. 
Outdoor Learning:
Go out in the garden and observe signs of spring. Can you see some blossom or spring flowers? Can you spot some mini beasts? Is the weather getting warmer? Is the day longer? 
Draw a spring picture and label the signs of spring.
Carry out a simple test. Make a boat out paper and put it on water to see if it will float. Can you add any pennies to your boat to test how strong and balanced it is?