Summer Term (2) 2020
Bright Lights Big City
Hop on board a big, red bus and head for England’s capital. Yes, that’s right, we’re on our way to London! This half term, we’ll take tea with the Queen and visit Buckingham Palace online. Using maps and research, we’ll locate Buckingham Palace, understand compass directions, plan routes around London and learn about the countries of the United Kingdom. Our research will take us back in time to the Great Fire of London and to famous London landmarks, as well as giving us an understanding of what it’s like to live in a big city. We’ll write adventure stories, take a virtual trip to London Zoo and make souvenirs for tourists.
Home Learning Ideas During School Closure
Daily lessons will be posted on this page. Below the daily and weekly lessons is a list of useful websites, apps and resources that you may want to try with your child while they are at home. Some of these may then be used for the daily lessons.
Books for topics
What you need to know for this topic
Key Stage 1 – History – Great First of London
Key Stage 1 – Geography – Maps and Mapping
Fire of London
What is a map?
http://www.fireoflondon.org.uk/game/ Fire of London game
https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/collections/collections-online/vehicles London Transport Museum
https://www.royal.uk/virtual-tours-buckingham-palace Buckingham Palace virtual tour
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p08f99yj The Radio Recruits visit Buckingham Palace and take a special tour of the Royal Mews. (available from 6th June)
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio/floellas-story-sack-dick-whittington Story of Dick Whittington
Remember what Pantasauras says: Privates are private
Week Beginning 1st June
Topic – Bright Lights Big City – Week 1
This week we are going to be learning about the island that we live on and all about the Queen.
· Imagine I had received this letter from the queen. What do you know about the Queen? Watch the Espresso video (on class page). Look on Google maps to see where Buckingham Palace is. How could Mr Easby get to Buckingham Palace from Gillingham? Design a simple map to show my journey. What different transport could I use (be creative but realistic, please don’t make me walk all the way to London)? It’s up to you what your map looks like.
· What facts do you know about the Queen e.g. How old is she? What is her full name? How many houses (palaces and castles) does she have? Find out some facts about the Queen (Powerpoint document, Espresso – Key stage 1 – PSHE – The Royal Family) Lots of other printable activities on the Espresso page as well.
· Read this reading comprehension sheet and answer the questions about the Queen.
Parent Note – This document has 3 levels ( see stars on the bottom of the sheets) choose a level depending on your child’s reading ability, they don’t need to do all 3 as it’s basically the same information.
· Create a Queen Elizabeth II fact file using the facts that you have learnt about her this week. A document is attached to use if you want to but you could create your own. Don’t forget to include some pictures as well as your writing.
You could use J2e.com for this (Sign in, choose J2e5). I have saved and shared some pictures of the Queen that can be used (go to pictures, then shared pictures).
· Lots of other activities all about the Queen, timelines, colouring etc. (see documents below)
· Write a letter or draw a picture to send to the Queen. You might even get a reply. https://www.royal.uk/contact
· Take a virtual tour of Buckingham Palace https://www.royal.uk/virtual-tours-buckingham-palace
· Create your own royal garden party. Make bunting, put on your best clothes and don’t forget the cucumber sandwiches.
· Where do we live? What is our town / county / country? Show Google Earth of UK. Explain that England is a county that is part of the United Kingdom (UK) and that the island is called Great Britain. If you have an atlas – can you find British Isles on the world map? What countries are we near? On the UK Map label the 4 countries and the 4 capital cities of the UK. Colour in each country a different colour.
Reflect on what being sorry means. Read a story with someone being sorry. Can you think of a time when you had to say sorry? Draw a simple picture to show saying sorry or offering forgiveness. It could be from the story shared, another story, real life or just a made up situation.
Why are they sorry? Is someone showing forgiveness?
Monday 1st June
Adding –er and –est onto words.
Watch the video at Espresso –KS1 – Eng – Spelling – Videos – Adding endings to adjectives
Complete the activity on Espresso – Suffixes: adding –er and –est to adjectives
Can you think of any other words with –er –est endings?
Tuesday 2nd June
Adding –er and –est onto words.
Practice adding –er and / or –est onto these words, what new words do you make?
Practice spelling some of these words.
Parent note – There are different rules for adding est and er, for example sometimes you double the last consonant (run – runner), for year we would just focus on the words where you simply add er or est. The children will focus on the different rules further in year 2.
Fill in the missing word for the sentence. 1 pt for correct word 1pt for correct spelling.
He was the ____________ runner on sports day.
The giraffe’s neck was _______________ than the dogs.
He could shout ______________ than his brother.
Everyone else was 6 but he was only 5 so he was the ________________ in the class.
She fell through the ice and was the _______________ that she had ever been.
The ruler is _______________ than the paperclip.
Wednesday 3rd June
Revision of /air/ phoneme e.g. air – hair, ere – there, ear – bear, are – stare
Practice spelling these words
(Page 2 has answers as not all pictures are obvious)
Computer alternative – Phonicsplay.co.uk – Phase 5 – Investigate alternative spellings /air/
Espresso – Key Stage 1 – English – Phonics – Sally’s Phonics – air (video and activities).
Thursday 4th June
Phonicsplay.co.uk – Phase 5 – Dragon’s Eggs
Either choose a grapheme (your child should be able to say the phoneme – the sound the letters make) or choose all phase 5 phonemes.
Parent note – The focus on this game is reading the words rather than just guessing if the word is real or made up, the children will come across words that they think are made up but are real as they are new words to them and alternatively they may find made up words that when sounded out make a real word it’s just that it’s not spelt like that.
Friday 5th June
Split vowel diagraphs revision
e.g. a-e – made, i-e – bike, o-e – bone, u-e – June, e-e – even
Write each of the split diagraphs on top of your page. Choose a book and see how made words you can find for each of the split diagraphs and then write them under each heading.
Or use this postcard for the above activity.
Parent Note – e-e is less common so they may not find any of these.
If your child has struggled with this practice reading these split diagraph words.
General Resources for Home Learning
Super website that covers the whole curriculum.
Phonics (Under Key Stage 1 – English)
Reading – Key stage 1 – English – Big Books
Why not learn to computer code. This is a site that we would be expecting to use in the summer term. Most appropriate area for Year 1 is – Learn – Grades K-5 – View courses 1-4 (orange box) – course 1 start from the start as it builds gradually introducing new skills all the way. You can sign in / register but you don’t need to just take a note of which level you have got to when you are stopping and then start from that level next time.
Huge website with resources for everything. For the duration of the closures this site has been made free to parents. Lots of the resources require printing (if you have that facility) but it does also include online games and resources.
Reading Reading Reading
Reading will be vital over this period so please keep reading daily. This site has e-books that fit with our book band levels so you can select the appropriate book for you child to read and then activities to check their understanding and comprehension. Also maths games on here any of the 3-5 year old games are suitable and most of the 5-7 year old games (we don’t do multiply in this way in Year 1 – although we do counting in 2s, 5s & 10s and grouping into those groups and start to introduce the x symbol).
Books for topics
If you need any guidance about what books your child should be reading check out booksfortopics.co.uk/ks1 there is a section for Year 1 and various topics that relate to plants, growing, wildlife and environmental issues.
Collins Big Cat e-books
https://connect.collins.co.uk/school/teacherlogin.aspx Use login Username: firstname.lastname@example.org Password: Parents20!
Lots of free e-books
This link is for the Key stage 1 area of the site. English phonics section would be a bit easy for Year 1 (reception class level) but some good activities in the rest of the English section. Maths – good videos and activities.
We use this a lot in class. Children will need to login using their login card that will be sent home. We have mostly used J2e5 (great for making posters, pages etc.), JIT – turtle and we would of been using animate so that will be a home learning activity.
This site is familiar to the children (although it would usually be used to teach from rather than them using it). They have a free login during the duration of the school closures. For Year 1 we teach phase 5 of the phonics scheme, although practice of phase 3 and 4 would also be appropriate depending on your child’s reading ability.
ScratchJR – computer coding
Teach your monster to read – reading games (aim for the higher levels for Year 1)