Hello Year One- I hope are all well. I hope you all had a wonderful day of learning yesterday and managed to have some fun in the snow too! Lots of you posted snow pictures on the blog which I very much enjoyed looking at- we had some snow angels and lots of sledging. Well done for all you hard work, as always! We also had over half the class sign in on the daily register which is very encouraging- make sure you keep signing in with your name every day so I know you are alright at home.
This morning we have some sequencing questions in English and are working on further number patterns in Maths. There is a new Science topic on Materials to enjoy, a beautiful reading of Be Brave Little Ant for Story Time and even some fun Computing games and activities to try out if you have time! There is also a brand new app called Seeing AI which I would like you to have a look at and explore- I think it will really help you with your English Questions and with listening to the text and lessons of my PPTS.
I know the school was closed yesterday due to the snow so don't forget there are brand new Home Learning Packs available this week which you can collect from the school office from today. Make sure that you phone the school beforehand to let them know you are wanting to pick up a pack and try to come between 9.15-9.30 where possible.
Remember, if at any time you have any queries about the home learning or if you need any support, please send me an email to the address below - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seeing AI is a really clever app that parents can download to help their children read pieces of text at home, particularly at the moment when they are home learning and completing different pieces of work. They download it and then can scan pieces of text, images, people and handwriting and the app will then read it to them. This means you can have my PPTS or your reading questions read aloud to you which may help your child with the learning!
It is an app that was originally designed for visually impaired people but, as it reads texts aloud to you, it is great for children who perhaps might find reading hard on their own. For children in Year One, it is brilliant for helping children hear lessons and the texts from PPTS, hear instructions or simply hear the texts or questions you've been given to read orally. This would be great, for example, when completing our weekly reading comprehensions and questions based on a text. When working on the computer just zoom in on the screen or piece of text you are reading. You can either put your mobile phone over the piece of text and it will read it to you. You can even download whole documents or PDFS and it it will read all of it to you.
Below is a little Youtube video explaining what it is. Try and explore this app this week and use it as much as you can with your child. I particularly want you to use it for the English Comprehension Reading lessons or when reading through a lesson PPT for an afternoon lesson. Let me know how you get on on the blog!
We are now focusing on the second half of the book 'Not Now Bernard' which you can see below.
If you do not have the book at home to read please watch the video by clicking on the youtube link video below.
Not Now Bernard Reading - Books Alive!
Then answer the following retrieval questions today on the second half of our story below.
Remember, you can zoom in on the questions on your computer screen and then can use the AI app on a mobile phone to scan them as a short text or document or have them read to you.
1. What happened after the monster ate Bernard?
2.What happened before the monster had dinner?
3. Can you write a sentence about what happens at the end of the story?
4. What do you think will happen to the monster after the story finishes? What will he do next?
5.Can you write and sequence these sentences in the order that they happened?
The monster went to bed.
The monster bit Dad.
The monster had his dinner and watched television.
Weekly Spellings to Practise Daily
You can also access your weekly spellings online using J2 blast which is on the BGFL App Launchpad. You can practise your spellings online here and play lots of fun games to help you learn them throughout the week! I have outlined some simple instructions below for how to find J2Blast and get practising your spellings!
Big Maths- Beat That and CLIC Tests
Please click on the PDF below and find the Beat That Test and CLIC Test with your name on. ( There should be 2 tests each.) Please print, practise and complete at home each day Monday- Thursday. You can then do your final online test on Friday morning.
Please do NOT do your online test until FRIDAY MORNING so I can then see the final test results for everyone after you have practised. Your online Big Maths test should be your final test score and should be done at the end of the week. (anyone who gets a full score for 2 weeks running will be moving up to the next level!)
This is your daily reminder to have a break from your work and to keep healthy and active! You need your exercise so make sure you now run around your garden for 15 minutes or go on a 30 minute walk.
It is time for you to practise your online Maths and Reading Phonic Skills. You can either try and move up a level on Numbots or read some books or sound lessons on Active Learn, complete your Big Maths Tests online or try out some spelling games on j2blast.
Numbots helps children with their sums and with counting and recognising numbers. This is very Year One friendly and helps children to improve their Maths fluency and recall in addition and subtraction facts.
Active Learn has access to thousands of online reading books to help the children practice their Phonic sounds and become fluent readers. The more books they read the quicker they will progress in their reading so you need to be using and accessing this website regularly.
Big Maths helps them to recall number facts quickly in their learn its test and practise their skills for their CLIC test on Friday.
You can now access your weekly spellings online using J2 blast which is on the BGFL App Launchpad. Don't forget that you will have to sign into BGFL first and then access the j2blast through the app launchpad. You can practise your spellings online here and play lots of fun games to help you learn them throughout the week!
🐜📚 Kids Story Read Aloud: BE BRAVE, LITTLE ANT By David Carroll
Every day I will be uploading a brand new 5 minute story for you to listen to to finish off your day of learning. Click on the youtube video below to watch our end of the day story for today. I hope you enjoy it!
Barefoot Computing Home Resources
This is a fantastic Computing resource you may want to us at home. I know lots of you do your online work every day ( using Big Maths, Active Learn, Numbots/ Rockstars etc) and I thought this might make a nice change for some afternoons learning at home if you want to. On the website there are learning together activity lessons, interactive games to play and mini missions to help with Computational thinking. There are also projects and interactive learning games all based around Computational Thinking and Skills as well as downloadable resources, worksheets and activities which are all absolutely free. I think you will find this website very fun with all the games and different activities to play! The website focuses on computational thinking which is about learning to solve problems, with or without a computer. These problem solving skills not only support the computing curriculum in primary school, but also play a part in other subjects, from maths to PE, and can even be applied in everyday life! Click on the green link below to go straight to the website.
Have fun on this wonderful website and have fun exploring!
This is a fantastic website which has lots of completely free Art Lessons based on lots of different topics. There are free lessons, templates, free resources and document PDFS to download as well as lots of visual images and pictures top help you. I know a lot of you enjoy Artwork and Creativity in Year One and so thought this was a fantastic resource for you all if any of you are keen for more Art!
Make sure you post any wonderful work or masterpieces you do on our blog so I can see them! Click on the green link below to access the website.
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