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Learning for week commencing the 25th January.

English

This week in English, we are learning about the traditional tale, "The Frog Prince". 

We will be learning how a traditional tale is structured with a beginning, a middle and an end. We will be retelling the story using role play and puppets. We will be writing our own versions of the story and checking our stories. Later in the week we will be creating our very own disgusting witch's potion brew and writing recipes using bossy verbs.

 

Watch the video and read the story of The Frog Prince to understand the story.

Princess and the Frog | Fairy Tales and Bedtime Stories for Kids | Princess Story

Princess and the Frog

Monday

Today we will be learning to use different strategies for Reading. We will be using drama to identify characters and important events in the story.

 

Read and enjoy the story of the Frog Prince, remember when we read; we use phonics for unknown words, use your BEAR words, re read and check that your reading makes sense, read and remember the words we are learning to spell.  

 

Can you retell any of the events in the story?  Who are the characters? Where is the story set?

 

Act out the story! Can you act it out to the grown ups in your house? Or put on a play for your toys! There are story cut outs below that you could use to help you act out your story.

The Frog Prince | DigiTales | Babble

The Frog Prince Finger Puppet Retelling

Here are the documents you will need for Monday's english lesson - 

Tuesday

Tuesday’s lesson is writing a story plan about the story. Complete the story plan below or draw your own story plan.

 

Draw the events of the story in each box. Include the beginning middle and the end. What were the three promises that the Princess made to the frog? Include the promises in your story plan. Can you write down any exciting vocabulary that you can use in your story? Include any adjectives. Can you include exciting sentence openers … ‘once upon a time’ or ‘suddenly’.

 

Once you have drawn your story plan, say your sentences for each box. Tell your story to a grown up.

Here are the documents you will need for Tuesday's english lesson; you can choose to do the story plan or the story plan with exciting sentence openers.

Wednesday

On Wednesday you will be writing your story using the plan from Tuesday. Your story needs to have a beginning, a middle and an end. Say your sentence for each box in your plan.

Remember:

  • say your sentence
  • count your words
  • use your phonics to help with spelling
  • finger spaces
  • include your capital letters and full stops
  • any interesting vocabulary, adjectives or exciting sentence openers (suddenly)
Here are the documents you will need for Wednesday's english lesson - 

Thursday

 

On Thursday we will be learning to read and check the story we wrote the day before.

 

When you check your story you need to:

  • read your writing carefully to check makes sense
  • check if you used full stops and capital letters in the correct places
  • did you include your finger spaces?
  • did you remember to use adjectives
  • does your story have a beginning, middle and an end?

 

Use the check list to check your writing, after than, could you check the writing example. Can you point out the mistakes to a grown up?

Here are the documents you will need for Thursday's english lesson -

Friday

On Friday we will be witches! We will be learning to write a witches’ potion recipe using bossy verbs and adjectives.

 

Think about the potion that the witch made that turned the Prince into a frog.

 

What will be in your potion? Do you think the witch would include tasty things? Use adjectives to describe the ingredients. Tasty strawberries or smelly socks?

Remember that we use imperative (bossy) verbs in instructions. Include your bossy verbs.. e.g put/ place/sprinkle. Can you include time words in your potion? e.g first, next, finally.

 

Once you have written your recipe, can you read it to a grown up? Could you go on a walk and make your potion in a puddle using items you find outside? Can you draw a picture of your potion?

 

Here are the documents you will need for Friday's english lesson; we have included an imperative (bossy) verb word sheet and a potion sheet to refer to, if you wish.

Maths

This week we are learning about Arrays.

We will be learning about what arrays look like and the different ways we can explain them. Arrays are all around us so will be asking the children to array detectives seeing what they can see at home and all around them. 

We will be using the rows and columns of an array to help us write multiplication calculations to solve how many altogether. 

How to use Multiplication Arrays

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Monday 

Watch the video to understand what an array is :-) 

 

Could you see how the rows and columns were equal? 

Today we want you to have an explore at home and see if you can see any arrays? I wonder if there are any arrays on your remote control, photo frames, box of chocolates?

Once you have found an array explain to someone at home why you think it is, looking very carefully at the rows and columns. 

Tuesday

Today we are going to continue looking at and describing arrays. 

Work through the 'What is an array?' videos on bitesize. 

Can you saw how many rows and how many columns there are? 

You could have a go at making the same array at home using counters to help solve the calculation. 

The rows and columns are going to help us say the multiplication calculations. Can you remember what multiplication means? 

Here are the documents needed for Tuesday's lesson -

Wednesday

Today we are going to be looking at pictures of arrays. We are going to be counting the rows and the columns to work out how many the array is showing. 

Talk through your maths, keep saying the sentence:

"2 rows x 3 columns is 6 so 2 x 3 = 6".

Can you explain how you know? 

"I know because 3 groups of 2 is 6" 

Here are the documents needed for Wednesday's lesson -

Thursday -

 

Today we are going to be learning to draw our own arrays. 

Look carefully at the calculations and read it - 3 x 4 = 

Look at the first number - this will be your rows

Look at the second number - this will be your columns 

Draw your first row of 3 in the squares 

and then draw another row, and another and another until you have 4 rows of 3. 

Count how many circles you have drawn

That is the answer! 

Say your learning out loud - "3 rows x 4 columns is 12 so 3 x 4 = 12" 

Here are the documents needed for Thursday's lesson -

Friday 

Today we are going to learning to spell number words. We will be matching the numbers to the word and thinking about how that word sounds. 

We can use our phonics to spell number words so we will be learning to - Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check 

Happy spelling :-)

Here are the documents needed for Friday's lesson -

Reading

We love reading at Fernwood Primary School and enjoy sharing books together. 

While we are not at school we hope you enjoy reading together at home! 

This week, can you be digraph detectives and see how many digraphs you can find in your reading book?

Remember to try the reading bingo activity sheet that you could complete together - How quick can you fill a line? I wonder if you can get a full house? 

Here are some links to some ebooks, free downloads of books and reading prompts and questions to read or listen to at homesmiley

 

Topic

With the help of Betty and Barnaby Bear, this week we are learning about the four countries of the United Kingdom and their capital cities. 

We are going to be writing a postcard from our favourite capital city that Betty and Barnaby Bear have visited and we will be making a 'landmark map' of London. 

Lesson one

Today we are going to learn about the name and the location of the four countries of the United Kingdom, and their capital cities.

Have you visited one of these capital cities before? 

Once you have labelled the four countries and their capital cities, can you label the city where you live? 

 

Here are the documents you need:

Geography | KS1 | KS2 | The United Kingdom | BBC Teach

Lesson two

Today we are going to be learning about the characteristics of the capital cities that Betty and Barnaby Bear told us about yesterday.

Betty and Barnaby Bear have sent year one a postcard from Cardiff, the capital city of Wales. Today you need to write a postcard from your favourite capital city, try to use some adjectives to describe it and do you know something famous that you might see there?

 

Here are the documents you need for lesson 2:

Lesson three 

Today we will be learning about some famous landmarks of London. We are going to be creating a map to show where the famous landmarks are in London. 

There is one already drawn to help you and then you can use the word bank to help draw your own. 

Here are the documents you will need for day three:

 

Transport, travel and landmarks of London | Geography - William Whiskerson

This video shows us all the famous landmarks in London!

Lesson four 

Today we are going to be learning some facts about the London landmarks that we put onto a map yesterday. 

You need to use the 'London landmark fact file' sheet to fill in the blanks on your fact file sheet.

To challenge yourself at the end can you add your own fact? 

 

Here are the documents you need for lesson 4:

How to draw the Big Ben, London

Here is a clip of how to draw Big Ben if you want to have a go at home!

Phonics

The sounds the children will be learning this week are -

au, a_e, e_e and i_e. 

We will be reading, spelling and writing sentences using the new 4 sounds and also sounds we have learnt before. 

How many previously learnt sounds can you remember? 

Geraldine the Giraffe learns /au/

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split digraph a-e

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e-e split digraph - Mr Thorne Does Phonics

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Geraldine the Giraffe learns /i-e/

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Phonics comics

Can you practice your letter sounds, segmenting, breaking the words down and blending, pushing the letter sounds together to read the word? - enjoy :-) 

Handwriting

This term we are going to be practicing our letter formation making sure our pencils are at the right place to write the letter correctly.

 

Year 1 - zig zag monster letters.mp4

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