Newtown Community Primary School
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Sycamore Class (Year 1 & 2)

Welcome to Sycamore Class!

My name is Miss Huggett and I am teaching Sycamore class this year with the support of our lovely teaching assistants Miss McVeigh and Mrs Wiater.

 

In Sycamore class we work hard to ensure that we are always trying our best and work hard to face any challenges we are presented with. In Sycamore class we enjoy learning and we know how to work hard whilst still having fun!

 

Please help us in supporting your child at home with their reading daily. We will be continuing with our 100 club here at Newtown Primary School and it would be amazing to see many Year 1’s challenging themselves to reach this impressive milestone!

 

Key things to remember:

  • PE kit needs to be in school every day. 
  • Children are expected to read daily and record this in their reading logs
  • The children will have weekly spellings. We would appreciate your support with helping your child to practise their spellings each week.
     

Many exciting things ahead in Year 1! Please keep an eye on here to see the wonderful things we will be doing throughout the year.

 

Miss Huggett

To contact Miss Huggett about home learning please email: sycamore@newtown.wilts.sch.uk

Home Learning - Monday 25th January 2021

Daily Planner For:

Sycamore Class

Day: Monday 25th January 2021

 

Subject

You are learning:

You can find out how to do this here:

Here are some important things to remember:

Keeping Physically Active

You are learning to keep physically active. 

Joe Wicks (AKA the Body Coach) is running a daily physical activity session to support children with their physical wellbeing whilst they are at home. Follow link 1 below to take part in Joe Wick’s live PE lesson. 

  • Follow the instructions carefully, this will keep you safe.
  • Stop if you think you might have injured yourself.

Exercise helps our bodies and our minds stay healthy.

Exercising each day, helps you develop strength and fitness over time.  

Ask an adult in your house to help you find the right website.

 

Reading/Phonics

You are learning how to read and write using your phonic sounds.

 

 

 

Your sound of the day is ea (cup of tea).

 

Please see the front page of the Day 11 booklet to find the instructions for your phonics/reading session.

You will also need your sounds book (set 2/3) or your speed sound mat if you do not have the sounds book.

The links needed to watch the videos and play the game can be found below under links 2, 3 and 4.

 

If your child is confident with their phonics sounds then they can have a go at the comprehension challenge attached.

Remember, if you get stuck on a word use the rule:

  • Special friends
  • Fred talk
  • Read the word

If the word is too long and you’re finding it tricky then cover part of the word and sound that part out before moving your hand to read the last part.

Writing

You are learning to sequence the events of a story.

In your Day 11 booklet:

 

  1. Begin by completing your Mondays spellings.

 

  1. Next, practice your handwriting using the letter formation sheet for the letter b.

 

  1. Watch the video of me explaining todays task using link 6.

 

  1. Read and enjoy the story ‘Knights and dragons unite!’ With your grown up.

 

  1. From your booklet cut out the pictures from the story. Then, stick them in the correct order.

Remember, if you get stuck on a word use the rule:

  • Special friends
  • Fred talk
  • Read the word

If the word is too long and you’re finding it tricky then cover part of the word and sound that part out before moving your hand to read the last part.

Maths

You are learning to add by counting on.

 

Follow the link 5 to the video of me explaining what to do and modelling the task. Each day your child will complete a lesson by watching a video and then having a go at the sheet which links with the clip.

 

  1. Today you will be adding by counting on. Watch the video and complete the sheet in your day 11 booklet.

Don’t forget to use your number lines to help you count on.

 

Don’t forget to draw your jumps on the number line so you don’t forget where you are!

Topic work

Make a crown.

Today I would love for you to make your own crowns to wear at home. These can be made from anything you like and can be whatever shape you like.

 

I would love to see pictures of you in your crowns so please email pictures of these to me at:

sycamore@newtown.wilts.sch.uk  

 

Home Learning - Friday 22nd January 2021

Daily Planner For:

Sycamore Class

Day: Friday 22nd January 2021

 

Subject

You are learning:

You can find out how to do this here:

Here are some important things to remember:

Keeping Physically Active

You are learning to keep physically active. 

Joe Wicks (AKA the Body Coach) is running a daily physical activity session to support children with their physical wellbeing whilst they are at home. Follow link 1 below to take part in Joe Wick’s live PE lesson. 

  • Follow the instructions carefully, this will keep you safe.

Stop if you think you might have injured yourself.

Exercise helps our bodies and our minds stay healthy.

Exercising each day, helps you develop strength and fitness over time.  

Ask an adult in your house to help you find the right website.

 

Reading/Phonics

You are learning how to read and write using your phonic sounds.

 

 

 

Your sound of the day is ay (may I play?).

 

Please see the front page of the Day 10 booklet to find the instructions for your phonics/reading session.

You will also need your sounds book (set 2/3) or your speed sound mat if you do not have the sounds book.

The links needed to watch the videos and play the game can be found below under links 2, 3 and 4.

 

If your child is confident with their phonics sounds then they can have a go at the comprehension challenge attached.

Remember, if you get stuck on a word use the rule:

  • Special friends
  • Fred talk
  • Read the word

If the word is too long and you’re finding it tricky then cover part of the word and sound that part out before moving your hand to read the last part.

Writing

You are learning to write a simple sentence.

 

You are learning to use a capital letter and full stop.

 

You are learning to use your phonics sounds to spell words.

 

In your Day 10 booklet:

  1. Begin by completing curly caterpillar letters and words handwriting sheet.
  2. Watch the video of me explaining todays writing task using link 5 below.
  3. Next, you are going to write sentences about people who help us to match the picture. Use the boxes at the top to help you. Make sure you use the checklist provided to check your work at the end.

Challenge: Try to include conjunctions (and, because) to extend your answers.

Challenge: Can you correctly use an exclamation mark?  

For example,

My cat is the best superhero ever! He can carry out secret missions because his cape makes him invisible.

Remember to double check that you have spelt the words correctly.

 

Remember to ‘pinch your sounds’ when writing a longer word.

Re-read your sentences to check that they make sense.

Check your capital letters and full stops.

 

 

Maths

You are learning to count objects accurately.

 

You are learning to form numbers correctly.  

In your Day 10 booklet:

 

  1. Watch my quick maths session using link 6 below.
  2. Complete the number formation activity in your day 10 booklet.
  3. Find, colour and count the different under the sea creatures. Write how many of each creature you could find in the boxes at the top.

 

Challenge: Have a go at writing your numbers to 100 correctly. You could do this in your homework book.

Remember that once you have counted a creature you could mark it so that you don’t accidently count it again.

Topic work

Build a dinosaur activity.

Cut out the different shapes to create your own dinosaur.

 

Home Learning - Thursday 21st January 2021

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Sycamore Class

Day: Thursday 21st January 2020

 

Subject

You are learning:

You can find out how to do this here:

Here are some important things to remember:

Keeping Physically Active

You are learning to keep physically active. 

Click on the youtube video below to follow Jaime completing a cosmic kids yoga video (link 1).

 

Exercise helps our bodies and our minds stay healthy.

Exercising each day, helps you develop strength and fitness over time.  

Ask an adult in your house to help you find the right website.

 

Reading/Phonics

You are learning how to read and write using your phonic sounds.

 

 

 

Your sound of the day is air (that’s no fair).

 

Please see the front page of the Day 9 booklet to find the instructions for your phonics/reading session.

You will also need your sounds book (set 2/3) or your speed sound mat if you do not have the sounds book.

The links needed to watch the videos and play the game can be found below under links 2, 3 and 4.

 

If your child is confident with their phonics sounds then they can have a go at the comprehension challenge attached.

Remember, if you get stuck on a word use the rule:

  • Special friends
  • Fred talk
  • Read the word

If the word is too long and you’re finding it tricky then cover part of the word and sound that part out before moving your hand to read the last part.

Writing

You are learning to write a simple sentence.

 

You are learning to use a capital letter and full stop.

 

You are learning to use your phonics sounds to spell words.

 

In your Day 9 booklet:

  1. Begin by completing curly caterpillar letters and words handwriting sheet.
  2. Watch the video of me explaining your writing task today (link 5)

 

  1. Next, you are going to complete the sheet titles writing super traditional tale sentences.

 

-Fill in the missing capital letter.

-Use the words and pictures provided to help you write your own super sentences.

 

Remember to double check that you have spelt the words correctly.

 

Remember to ‘pinch your sounds’ when writing a longer word.

Re-read your sentences to check that they make sense.

Check your capital letters and full stops.

 

 

Maths

You are learning to subtract numbers up to 10.

In your Day 9 booklet:

Watch the video of me modelling todays task using link 6 below.

Have a go at under the sea subtraction up to 10.

 

Use the number line to count backwards to solve the problem.

 

Challenge:

Have a go at writing your own subtraction number sentences using numbers up to 30.

 

Use your number line to 30 to support with writing your own subtraction number sentences.

Topic work

Build a dinosaur activity.

 

Singing

Cut out the different shapes to create your own dinosaur.

 

 

Kate, our lovely singing teacher has recorded a lesson for you to do at home. Please follow link 7 below to watch and join in with her lesson 😊

 

Home Learning - Wednesday 20th January 2021

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Sycamore Class

Day: Wednesday 20th January 2020

 

Subject

You are learning:

You can find out how to do this here:

Here are some important things to remember:

Keeping Physically Active

You are learning to keep physically active. 

Joe Wicks (AKA the Body Coach) is running a daily physical activity session to support children with their physical wellbeing whilst they are at home. Follow link 1 below to take part in Joe Wick’s live PE lesson. 

  • Follow the instructions carefully, this will keep you safe.

Stop if you think you might have injured yourself.

Exercise helps our bodies and our minds stay healthy.

Exercising each day, helps you develop strength and fitness over time.  

Ask an adult in your house to help you find the right website.

 

Reading/Phonics

You are learning how to read and write using your phonic sounds.

 

 

 

Your sound of the day is EE (what can you see?).

 

Please see the front page of the Day 8 booklet to find the instructions for your phonics/reading session.

You will also need your sounds book (set 2/3) or your speed sound mat if you do not have the sounds book.

The links needed to watch the videos and play the game can be found below under links 2, 3 and 4.

 

If your child is confident with their phonics sounds then they can have a go at the comprehension challenge attached.

Remember, if you get stuck on a word use the rule:

  • Special friends
  • Fred talk
  • Read the word

If the word is too long and you’re finding it tricky then cover part of the word and sound that part out before moving your hand to read the last part.

Writing

You are learning to write a simple sentence.

 

You are learning to use a capital letter and full stop.

 

You are learning to use your phonics sounds to spell words.

 

In your Day 8 booklet:

  1. Begin by completing curly caterpillar letters and words handwriting sheet.
  2. Watch the video of me explaining todays task using link 5 below.
  3. Next, you are going to write a sentence about each of the at the Jack and the beanstalk pictures. Use the boxes at the top to help you. Make sure you use the checklist provided to check your work at the end.

Challenge: Try to include conjunctions (and, because) to extend your answers.

Challenge: Can you correctly use an exclamation mark?  

For example,

My cat is the best superhero ever! He can carry out secret missions because his cape makes him invisible.

Remember to double check that you have spelt the words correctly.

 

Remember to ‘pinch your sounds’ when writing a longer word.

Re-read your sentences to check that they make sense.

Check your capital letters and full stops.

 

 

Maths

You are learning to recall your number bonds to 10.

Watch the video of me explaining your maths task using link 6 below.

In your Day 8 booklet:

Have a go at solving the missing number bonds to 10.

Make sure you look closely at the numicon pieces. What needs to be added to make that number up to 10?  

 

Challenge: draw the part whole model for your number bonds to 10 and to 20.

 

 

Remember to do careful counting. It is always good to double check each answer to ensure you have not miscounted the objects.

Topic work

Who am I?

Dinosaur quiz

Have a look at the dinosaur clues in your day 8 booklet.

Each clue is describing a different type of dinosaur. Based on the clues can you work out which dinosaur they are describing?

See if you can match them to the dinosaurs on the back!

 

Home Learning - Tuesday 19th January 2021

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Sycamore Class

Day: Tuesday 19th January 2020

 

Subject

You are learning:

You can find out how to do this here:

Here are some important things to remember:

Keeping Physically Active

You are learning to keep physically active. 

Click on the youtube video below to follow Jaime completing a cosmic kids yoga video (link 1).

 

Exercise helps our bodies and our minds stay healthy.

Exercising each day, helps you develop strength and fitness over time.  

Ask an adult in your house to help you find the right website.

 

Reading/Phonics

You are learning how to read and write using your phonic sounds.

 

 

 

Your sound of the day is OO (poo at the zoo).

 

Please see the front page of the Day 7 booklet to find the instructions for your phonics/reading session.

You will also need your sounds book (set 2/3) or your speed sound mat if you do not have the sounds book.

The links needed to watch the videos and play the game can be found below under links 2, 3 and 4.

 

If your child is confident with their phonics sounds then they can have a go at the comprehension challenge attached.

Remember, if you get stuck on a word use the rule:

  • Special friends
  • Fred talk
  • Read the word

If the word is too long and you’re finding it tricky then cover part of the word and sound that part out before moving your hand to read the last part.

Writing

You are learning about rhyming words.

In your Day 7 booklet:

  1. Begin by completing curly caterpillar letters and words handwriting sheet.

 

  1. Next, you are going to complete the hearing rhyming sounds activity.

 

Read the word on the left hand side of the page- circle the word along the line that rhymes.

 

Extension: If you have any rhyming books at home please read this with your adult and spot the rhyming words.

Remember, if you get stuck on a word use the rule:

  • Special friends
  • Fred talk
  • Read the word

If the word is too long and you’re finding it tricky then cover part of the word and sound that part out before moving your hand to read the last part.

 

Maths

You are learning to order objects by length.

 

In your Day 7 booklet:

Complete the measuring caterpillar lengths activity. Count how many body parts the caterpillars have to see which are the biggest and which are the smallest.

 

Challenge:

Can you find different objects around your house and order them from smallest to largest or from largest to smallest?

Don’t forget to number the caterpillars so that you don’t forget which one you are talking about!

Topic work

Dinosaur skeleton cut and stick  

Cut out all of the parts of the dinosaur skeleton and stick them all together in the right place.  

 

Home Learning - Monday 18th January 2021

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Sycamore Class

Day: Monday 18th January 2021

 

Subject

You are learning:

You can find out how to do this here:

Here are some important things to remember:

Keeping Physically Active

You are learning to keep physically active. 

Joe Wicks (AKA the Body Coach) is running a daily physical activity session to support children with their physical wellbeing whilst they are at home. Follow link 1 below to take part in Joe Wick’s live PE lesson. 

  • Follow the instructions carefully, this will keep you safe.
  • Stop if you think you might have injured yourself.

Exercise helps our bodies and our minds stay healthy.

Exercising each day, helps you develop strength and fitness over time.  

Ask an adult in your house to help you find the right website.

 

Reading/Phonics

You are learning how to read and write using your phonic sounds.

 

 

 

Your sound of the day is IR (whirl and twirl).

 

Please see the front page of the Day 6 booklet to find the instructions for your phonics/reading session.

You will also need your sounds book (set 2/3) or your speed sound mat if you do not have the sounds book.

The links needed to watch the videos and play the game can be found below under links 2, 3 and 4.

 

If your child is confident with their phonics sounds then they can have a go at the comprehension challenge attached.

Remember, if you get stuck on a word use the rule:

  • Special friends
  • Fred talk
  • Read the word

If the word is too long and you’re finding it tricky then cover part of the word and sound that part out before moving your hand to read the last part.

Writing

You are learning to write a simple sentence.

 

You are learning to use a capital letter and full stop.

 

You are learning to use your phonics sounds to spell words.

 

In your Day 6 booklet:

  1. Begin by completing curly caterpillar letters and words handwriting sheet.

 

  1. Next, you are going to complete the sheet titles writing super sentences.

 

-Fill in the missing capital letter.

-Use the words and pictures provided to help you write your own super sentences.

 

Remember to double check that you have spelt the words correctly.

 

Remember to ‘pinch your sounds’ when writing a longer word.

Re-read your sentences to check that they make sense.

Check your capital letters and full stops.

 

 

Maths

You are learning to add and subtract numbers to 10.

 

You are learning to form numbers correctly.

 

 

  1. Complete the ‘Under the sea subtraction up to 10’ sheet in your Day 6 booklet. You will need to take away the number from the pictures and write the answer in the boxes.

 

  1. Have a go at writing your own subtraction number sentences using – and =. You could use objects in your house to help you take away.

Remember you can use your number line to count backward to subtract.  

 

Remember to do careful counting. It is always good to double check each answer to ensure you have not miscounted the objects.

Topic work

Design your own dinosaur egg.

In your day 6 booklet have a go at designing your own dinosaur egg. Think about what the dinosaur inside might look like. Could you also draw a picture of your dinosaur.

 

 

I would love to see pictures of your dinosaurs so please email pictures of these to me at:

sycamore@newtown.wilts.sch.uk  

 

Home Learning - Friday 15th January 2021

Daily Planner For:

Sycamore Class

Day: Friday 15th January 2020

 

Subject

You are learning:

You can find out how to do this here:

Here are some important things to remember:

Keeping Physically Active

You are learning to keep physically active. 

Joe Wicks (AKA the Body Coach) is running a daily physical activity session to support children with their physical wellbeing whilst they are at home. Follow link 1 below to take part in Joe Wick’s live PE lesson. 

  • Follow the instructions carefully, this will keep you safe.

Stop if you think you might have injured yourself.

Exercise helps our bodies and our minds stay healthy.

Exercising each day, helps you develop strength and fitness over time.  

Ask an adult in your house to help you find the right website.

 

Reading/Phonics

You are learning how to read and write using your phonic sounds.

 

 

 

Your sound of the day is igh (fly high).

 

Please see the front page of the Day 5 booklet to find the instructions for your phonics/reading session.

You will also need your sounds book (set 2/3) or your speed sound mat if you do not have the sounds book.

The links needed to watch the videos and play the game can be found below under links 2, 3 and 4.

 

If your child is confident with their phonics sounds then they can have a go at the comprehension challenge attached.

Remember, if you get stuck on a word use the rule:

  • Special friends
  • Fred talk
  • Read the word

If the word is too long and you’re finding it tricky then cover part of the word and sound that part out before moving your hand to read the last part.

Writing

You are learning to write a simple sentence.

 

You are learning to use a capital letter and full stop.

 

You are learning to use your phonics sounds to spell words.

 

In your Day 5 booklet:

  1. Begin by completing curly caterpillar letters and words handwriting sheet.

 

  1. Next, you are going to write a sentence about the under the sea picture. Use the boxes at the top to help you. Make sure you use the checklist provided to check your work at the end.

Challenge: Try to include conjunctions (and, because) to extend your answers.

Challenge: Can you correctly use an exclamation mark?  

For example,

My cat is the best superhero ever! He can carry out secret missions because his cape makes him invisible.

Remember to double check that you have spelt the words correctly.

 

Remember to ‘pinch your sounds’ when writing a longer word.

Re-read your sentences to check that they make sense.

Check your capital letters and full stops.

 

 

Maths

You are learning to count in 10s up to 100.

In your Day 5 booklet:

Have a go at adding more minibeasts.

 

Challenge: Have a go at writing your own one more problems. You could use things around your house and use bigger numbers.

 

Play the maths game using link 5 (select + and then up to 20- one more). 

 

 

Remember that if you are finding things tricky then you can use your counters to make the numbers and then add one more.

Topic work

Make a Mr Potato head.  

Have a go making your own Mr or Mrs Potato head. Cut of the different body parts and stick them onto the potato. Colour them in to make it bright and colourful.


I would love to see your amazing Mr Potato heads so please send me photographs at: sycamore@newtown.wilts.sch.uk

 

Challenge: Have a go at making a real Mr or Mrs Potato head by using a real potato.

Home Learning - Thursday 14th January 2021

Daily Planner For:

Sycamore Class

Day: Thursday 14th January 2020

 

Subject

You are learning:

You can find out how to do this here:

Here are some important things to remember:

Keeping Physically Active

You are learning to keep physically active. 

In class the children love watching and following the go noodle active videos.

 

Watch and follow the go noodle links below:

Link 1- cat party

Link 2- Pop see ko

 

Exercise helps our bodies and our minds stay healthy.

Exercising each day, helps you develop strength and fitness over time.  

Ask an adult in your house to help you find the right website.

 

Reading/Phonics

You are learning how to read and write using your phonic sounds.

 

 

 

Your sound of the day is OO (look at the book).

 

Please see the front page of the Day 4 booklet to find the instructions for your phonics/reading session.

You will also need your sounds book (set 2/3) or your speed sound mat if you do not have the sounds book.

The links needed to watch the videos and play the game can be found below under links 3, 4 and 5.

 

If your child is confident with their phonics sounds then they can have a go at the comprehension challenge attached.

Remember, if you get stuck on a word use the rule:

  • Special friends
  • Fred talk
  • Read the word

If the word is too long and you’re finding it tricky then cover part of the word and sound that part out before moving your hand to read the last part.

Writing

You are learning to write a simple sentence.

 

You are learning to use a capital letter and full stop.

 

You are learning to use your phonics sounds to spell words.

 

In your Day 4 booklet:

  1. Begin by completing curly caterpillar letters and words handwriting sheet.

 

  1. Next, you are going to write a sentence about the on the farm picture. Use the boxes at the top to help you. Make sure you use the checklist provided to check your work at the end.

Challenge: Try to include conjunctions (and, because) to extend your answers.

Challenge: Can you correctly use an exclamation mark?  

For example,

My cat is the best superhero ever! He can carry out secret missions because his cape makes him invisible.

Remember to double check that you have spelt the words correctly.

 

Remember to ‘pinch your sounds’ when writing a longer word.

Re-read your sentences to check that they make sense.

Check your capital letters and full stops.

 

 

Maths

You are learning to count in 10s up to 100.

In your Day 4 booklet:

Have a go at summer missing numbers counting in 10s.  

 

Challenge: Have a go counting in 2s and 5s and creating your own pictures to match your counting.

 

Play the maths game using link 6 (click addition and subtraction).

Remember that when counting in 10s the number is always going to end in a 0.

Topic work

Make your own pirate.  

Have a go making your own pirate using a cardboard tube. You can follow the instruction to create your very own pirates.


I would love to see your amazing pirates so please send me photographs at: sycamore@newtown.wilts.sch.uk

 

If you do not have different coloured paper then you could use paint or colouring pencils to create your pirate.

 

Home Learning - Wednesday 13th January 2021

Daily Planner For:

Sycamore Class

Day: Wednesday 13th January 2020

 

Subject

You are learning:

You can find out how to do this here:

Here are some important things to remember:

Keeping Physically Active

You are learning to keep physically active. 

Joe Wicks (AKA the Body Coach) is running a daily physical activity session to support children with their physical wellbeing whilst they are at home. Follow link 1 below to take part in Joe Wick’s live PE lesson. 

  • Follow the instructions carefully, this will keep you safe.

Stop if you think you might have injured yourself.

Exercise helps our bodies and our minds stay healthy.

Exercising each day, helps you develop strength and fitness over time.  

Ask an adult in your house to help you find the right website.

 

Reading/Phonics

You are learning how to read and write using your phonic sounds.

 

 

 

Your sound of the day is OW (blow the snow).

 

Please see the front page of the Day 3 booklet to find the instructions for your phonics/reading session.

You will also need your sounds book (set 2/3) or your speed sound mat if you do not have the sounds book.

The links needed to watch the videos and play the game can be found below under links 2, 3 and 4.

 

If your child is confident with their phonics sounds then they can have a go at the comprehension challenge attached.

Remember, if you get stuck on a word use the rule:

  • Special friends
  • Fred talk
  • Read the word

If the word is too long and you’re finding it tricky then cover part of the word and sound that part out before moving your hand to read the last part.

Writing

You are learning to write a simple sentence.

 

You are learning to use a capital letter and full stop.

 

You are learning to use your phonics sounds to spell words.

 

In your Day 3 booklet:

1. Begin by completing curly caterpillar letters and words handwriting sheet.

 

2. Next, you are going to write a sentence about each of the at the seaside pictures. Use the boxes at the top to help you. Make sure you use the checklist provided to check your work at the end.

Challenge: Try to include conjunctions (and, because) to extend your answers.

Challenge: Can you correctly use an exclamation mark?  

For example,

My cat is the best superhero ever! He can carry out secret missions because his cape makes him invisible.

Remember to double check that you have spelt the words correctly.

 

Remember to ‘pinch your sounds’ when writing a longer word.

Re-read your sentences to check that they make sense.

Check your capital letters and full stops.

 

 

Maths

You are learning to count in 10s up to 100.

In your Day 3 booklet:

Have a go at the one more one less number writing sheet.

Fill in the missing numbers on the trucks.

 

Have a go at playing the game using link 5.

 

 

Remember to use your number line to help you with filling in the missing numbers.

Topic work

Create your own pirate flags.

Have a go at designing your own pirate flags. Make sure you use different colours to make your flag bright and colourful so that other pirates can see it from across the sea!  


I would love to see your brilliant flags so please send me photographs at: sycamore@newtown.wilts.sch.uk

 

 

Home Learning - Tuesday 12th January 2021

Daily Planner For:

Sycamore Class

Day: Tuesday 12th January 2020

 

Subject

You are learning:

You can find out how to do this here:

Here are some important things to remember:

Keeping Physically Active

You are learning to keep physically active. 

Click on the youtube video below to follow Jaime completing a cosmic kids yoga video (link 1).

 

Exercise helps our bodies and our minds stay healthy.

Exercising each day, helps you develop strength and fitness over time.  

Ask an adult in your house to help you find the right website.

 

Reading/Phonics

You are learning how to read and write using your phonic sounds.

 

 

 

Your sound of the day is OR (shut the door).

 

Please see the front page of the Day 2 booklet to find the instructions for your phonics/reading session.

You will also need your sounds book (set 2/3) or your speed sound mat if you do not have the sounds book.

The links needed to watch the videos and play the game can be found below under links 2, 3 and 4.

 

If your child is confident with their phonics sounds then they can have a go at the comprehension challenge attached.

Remember, if you get stuck on a word use the rule:

  • Special friends
  • Fred talk
  • Read the word

If the word is too long and you’re finding it tricky then cover part of the word and sound that part out before moving your hand to read the last part.

Writing

You are learning to write a simple sentence.

 

You are learning to use a capital letter and full stop.

 

You are learning to use your phonics sounds to spell words.

 

In your Day 2 booklet:

  1. Begin by completing curly caterpillar letters and words handwriting sheet.

 

  1. Next, you are going to write a sentence about each of the safari pictures. Use the boxes at the top to help you. Make sure you use the checklist provided to check your work at the end.

Challenge: Try to include conjunctions (and, because) to extend your answers.

Challenge: Can you correctly use an exclamation mark?  

For example,

My cat is the best superhero ever! He can carry out secret missions because his cape makes him invisible.

Remember to double check that you have spelt the words correctly.

 

Remember to ‘pinch your sounds’ when writing a longer word.

Re-read your sentences to check that they make sense.

Check your capital letters and full stops.

 

 

Maths

You are learning to use key vocabulary about measurement and capacity.

 

You are learning to order different measurements.

In your Day 2 booklet:

Complete your how much does it hold worksheet. Think about the questions below. 

  1. Use the words in the boxes to label the different containers.
  2. Which container holds less?
  3. Which container holds more?
  4. Which container holds the least?
  5. Which container holder the most?

Challenge:

Can you find different containers around your house that can hold water? Put water in each container. Order the containers from the most full to the least full.

Remember that you could fill your containers with different materials e.g. sand, mud, water, slime etc.

 

Topic work

Make a treasure map.

Use the treasure map in your booklet to create your own treasure map.  

If you have your own paper at home have a go at making a treasure map of your house and hiding some treasure for people to find.

 

Home Learning - Monday 11th January 2021

Daily Planner For:

Sycamore Class

Day: Monday 11th January 2020

 

Subject

You are learning:

You can find out how to do this here:

Here are some important things to remember:

Keeping Physically Active

You are learning to keep physically active. 

Joe Wicks (AKA the Body Coach) is running a daily physical activity session to support children with their physical wellbeing whilst they are at home. Follow link 1 below to take part in Joe Wick’s live PE lesson. 

  • Follow the instructions carefully, this will keep you safe.
  • Stop if you think you might have injured yourself.

Exercise helps our bodies and our minds stay healthy.

Exercising each day, helps you develop strength and fitness over time.  

Ask an adult in your house to help you find the right website.

 

Reading/Phonics

You are learning how to read and write using your phonic sounds.

 

 

 

Your sound of the day is OY (Toy to enjoy).

 

Please see the front page of the Day 1 booklet to find the instructions for your phonics/reading session.

You will also need your sounds book (set 2/3) or your speed sound mat if you do not have the sounds book.

The links needed to watch the videos and play the game can be found below under links 2, 3 and 4.

 

If your child is confident with their phonics sounds then they can have a go at the comprehension challenge attached.

Remember, if you get stuck on a word use the rule:

  • Special friends
  • Fred talk
  • Read the word

If the word is too long and you’re finding it tricky then cover part of the word and sound that part out before moving your hand to read the last part.

Writing

You are learning to write a simple sentence.

 

You are learning to use a capital letter and full stop.

 

You are learning to use your phonics sounds to spell words.

 

In your Day 1 booklet:

  1. Begin by completing curly caterpillar letters and words handwriting sheet.

 

  1. Next, you are going to write a sentence about each of the pirate pictures. Use the boxes at the top to help you. Make sure you use the checklist provided to check your work at the end.

Challenge: Try to include conjunctions (and, because) to extend your answers.

Challenge: Can you correctly use an exclamation mark?  

For example,

My cat is the best superhero ever! He can carry out secret missions because his cape makes him invisible.

Remember to double check that you have spelt the words correctly.

 

Remember to ‘pinch your sounds’ when writing a longer word.

Re-read your sentences to check that they make sense.

Check your capital letters and full stops.

 

 

Maths

You are learning to add and subtract numbers to 20.

 

You are learning to form numbers correctly.

 

 

  1. Complete the ‘Number shape addition to 20’ sheet in your Day 1 booklet. You will need to add the numicon pieces together to work out the total answer. Please write your answer in the box as a number.
  2. Have a go at writing your own addition number sentences! Choose 2 numbers (smaller than 10) and add these numbers together. Write these as a number sentence using + and =. Challenge yourself to see how many you can do.
  3. Play the game (robot addition) in link 5- numbers up to 20.

Remember you can use your fingers or counters to support you with your counting forwards and backwards.

 

Remember to do careful counting. It is always good to double check each answer to ensure you have not miscounted the objects.

Topic work

How to make a pirate hat.

Follow the instructions in your day 1 booklet to have a go at making a paper pirate hat.

 

If you don’t have a newspaper you can use a piece of paper.

I would love to see these super hats so please email pictures of these to me at:

sycamore@newtown.wilts.sch.uk  

Ask your grown up to help you with the folding if you are finding it tricky but make sure you have a go on your own first!  

 

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Home Learning - Friday 8th January 2021

Daily Planner For:

Sycamore Class

Day: Friday 8th January 2021

 

Subject

You are learning:

You can find out how to do this here:

Here are some important things to remember:

Keeping Physically Active

You are learning to keep physically active. 

Click on the youtube video below to follow Jaime completing a cosmic kids yoga video (link 4).

 

 

Exercise helps our bodies and our minds stay healthy.

Exercising each day, helps you develop strength and fitness over time.  

Ask an adult in your house to help you find the right website.

 

Reading/Phonics

You are learning how to read and write using your phonic sounds.

 

 

 

For the next couple of days you are going to be recapping your phonics sounds by playing some phonics games.

Today I would like you to focus on the sound: igh (fly high.

 

Please play the game picnic on Pluto using link 1 below. Click start- phase 3- igh.

Remember, if you get stuck on a word use the rule:

  • Special friends
  • Fred talk
  • Read the word

If the word is too long and you’re finding it tricky then cover part of the word and sound that part out before moving your hand to read the last part.

Writing

You are learning to add the prefix un to change the meaning of a word.

  1. Watch the ‘Adding un- to the beginning of words to change the meaning’ video using link 2.
  2. Complete activity 1 at the bottom of the video. Each word on the left has a word that means the opposite on the right. The opposite word begins with un-. Can you connect each word to its opposite?
  3. Complete activity 2 at the bottom of the video. Change the meaning of these sentences by adding un- to the beginning of a word.  

Your log in for discovery espresso is:

Username: student31363

Password: Newtown

Remember, if you get stuck on a word use the rule:

  • Special friends
  • Fred talk
  • Read the word

 

Maths

You are learning to order and sequence numbers to 20.

 

Over the next few days we are going to be recapping some of our learning from previous terms. Today, you are going to be recapping 2D shapes by making shape patterns.

 

Please click link 3 below to play shape patterns.

 

Once on the game click play game- level 1 and then work your way up through the levels.

 

Challenge: Have a go at making your own shape patterns at home! You could use anything in your house to create these. I would love to see any pictures so please send them to me at: sycamore@newtown.wilts.sch.uk

Remember you can see shapes everywhere around you if you just look closely!

 

Topic work

You are learning to recap your knowledge of the 4 seasons in the UK.

 

Using your knowledge from yesterday create a poster to tell the reader all about the seasons. You could split your page into 4 sections so that you have space to talk about all 4 (Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter).

 

If your child would like a word mat to support them with creating their poster then click on the topic document below.

 

Remember that posters do not need to include lots and lots of writing. Pictures, keywords or simple sentences can help to explain what you know.

 

Make sure that your poster is bright and colourful to encourage people to read it. 

Home Learning - Thursday 7th January 2021

Daily Planner For:

Sycamore Class

Day: Thursday 7th January 2021

 

Subject

You are learning:

You can find out how to do this here:

Here are some important things to remember:

Keeping Physically Active

You are learning to keep physically active. 

Click on the youtube video below to follow Jaime completing a cosmic kids yoga video (link 5).

 

 

Exercise helps our bodies and our minds stay healthy.

Exercising each day, helps you develop strength and fitness over time.  

Ask an adult in your house to help you find the right website.

 

Reading/Phonics

You are learning how to read and write using your phonic sounds.

 

 

 

For the next couple of days you are going to be recapping your phonics sounds by playing some phonics games.

Today I would like you to focus on the sound: EE (what can you see?)

 

Please play the game dragons den using link 1 below. Click start- phase 3- ee.

Remember, if you get stuck on a word use the rule:

  • Special friends
  • Fred talk
  • Read the word

If the word is too long and you’re finding it tricky then cover part of the word and sound that part out before moving your hand to read the last part.

Writing

You are learning to add the suffixes ing, ed and er to the end of words.

  1. Watch the ‘Adding ing, ed, er to the end of words’ video using link 2.
  2. Complete activity 1 at the bottom of the video. Look at each word. Does it end in -ing, -er, or -ed? Sort the words into the correct boxes by dragging them to the correct place.
  3. Complete activity 2 at the bottom of the video. Read the sentence. Which ending can you add to the verb to make the sentence correct?  

Your log in for discovery espresso is:

Username: student31363

Password: Newtown

Remember, if you get stuck on a word use the rule:

  • Special friends
  • Fred talk
  • Read the word

 

Maths

You are learning to order and sequence numbers to 20.

 

Over the next few days we are going to be recapping some of our learning from previous terms. Today, you are going to be ordering and sequencing numbers to 20.

 

Please click link 3 below to play caterpillar ordering.

 

Once on the game click ordering- to 20.

Challenge: If you are amazing at numbers to 20 why not challenge yourself and have a go at number to 100.

Remember you can use your number lines to help you check the order of your numbers.

 

Topic work

You are recapping your knowledge of the 4 seasons in the UK.

Watch a range of videos (see link 4 below) about the different seasons and then complete the activities which can be found on the tab on the left-hand side of the page.

 

Home Learning - Wednesday 6th January 2021

Daily Planner For:

Sycamore Class

Day: Wednesday 6th January 2021

 

Subject

You are learning:

You can find out how to do this here:

Here are some important things to remember:

Keeping Physically Active

You are learning to keep physically active. 

In class the children love watching and following the go noodle active videos.

 

Watch and follow the go noodle links below:

Link 5- milkshake

Link 6- banana banana meatball

 

 

Exercise helps our bodies and our minds stay healthy.

Exercising each day, helps you develop strength and fitness over time.  

Ask an adult in your house to help you find the right website.

 

Reading/Phonics

You are learning how to read and write using your phonic sounds.

 

 

 

For the next couple of days you are going to be recapping your phonics sounds by playing some phonics games.

Today I would like you to focus on the sound: AY (May I play)

 

Please play the game buried treasure using link 1 below. Click start- phase 5- ay.

Remember, if you get stuck on a word use the rule:

  • Special friends
  • Fred talk
  • Read the word

If the word is too long and you’re finding it tricky then cover part of the word and sound that part out before moving your hand to read the last part.

Writing

You are learning to make words plural by adding es or s.

  1. Watch the ‘adding s or es to make them plural’ video using link 2.
  2. Complete activity 1 at the bottom of the video. Listen to the words on the right hand side of the page by clicking the sound button. Drag the word to the correct column deciding if it is es or s.  
  3. Complete activity 2 at the bottom of the video. Read the word. How would you say and write the plural form of the word? Add the correct suffix.

Your log in for discovery espresso is:

Username: student31363

Password: Newtown

Remember, if you get stuck on a word use the rule:

  • Special friends
  • Fred talk
  • Read the word

 

 

Maths

You are learning your number bonds to 10 and number bonds to 20.

 

Over the next few days we are going to be recapping some of our learning from previous terms. Today, you are going to be recapping your number bonds to 10 and number bonds to 20.

 

Please click link 3 below to play hit the button.

 

Once on the game click number bonds- make 10 or make 20. 

Remember you can use your fingers or counters to support you with your counting forwards and backwards.

 

Remember to do careful counting. It is always good to double check each answer.

Topic work

You are learning to follow simple instructions to draw a dolphin.

 

Click on link 4 below to draw a simple dolphin. Remember you can share your amazing drawings with me via the email:  sycamore@newtown.wilts.sch.uk I would love to see them. 😊

There are lots of different drawing videos on this channel if you would like to have a go at drawing more!

Links to support the booklet work:  

Link 1 for phonics - https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/3/buried-treasure

Link 2 writing video- https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/video/item910810/grade1/module910304/collection910301/section910915/index.html

Link 3 for maths-  https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Link 4 for Topic -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ou7NitF6gkU

Link 5 for keeping physically active- https://app.gonoodle.com/activities/milkshake?sp=favorites&sn=favorites&st=video%20versions&sid=1097

Link 6 for keeping physically active- https://app.gonoodle.com/activities/banana-banana-meatball?sp=favorites&sn=favorites&st=video%20versions&sid=433

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