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Galileo (Year 1)

How Galileo Changed Your Life - Biography

Welcome to the Year 1 class page, our class name is Galileo.

Galileo was an Italian astronomer, physicist and engineer. He helped open the eyes of the world to a new way of thinking about the workings of our solar system and astronomy in general.

We are looking forward to learning more about Galileo this term.

Return to school on Monday 8th March 2021

I am so pleased to say that this is our last week of home learning. I want to thank you all for working so hard during your time at home and for sending me pictures of your wonderful work.

When you come back to school next week, we will be in a different classroom but we are still coming in to school through the purple pod.

Don’t forget to visit the class page each day and try your best to complete the activities that have been set. You can send your work to me using the class email address: Galilieo@southbankprimary.co.uk

I am so looking forward to us all being together again, keep up the good work and I will see you all very soon!!

Mrs Longstaff.

Home Learning

Below you will find a suggested timetable of learning activities that you can do with your child at home. This reflects the timetable we have in school, to help provide routine and consistency. Please do not worry if you do not follow this exactly. I understand that learning at home is very different to being in school, you can adapt this timetable to suit the needs of you and your child. Try to make time in your day to play, relax and enjoy each others company.

Reading

English

Break time – move around

Maths

Lunch time

Phonics

Topic

Break time – move around

Cultural Capital

Story

Fridays will be spent off screen. You can choose some non-screen activities to do at home:

Reading

Chill with Bill

Cleveland Police celebrating World Book Day

Open the document below to find details of World Book Day activities that are being shared with us by Cleveland Police:

Please use this link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLb4LU6tyRyl-t05_MThp9uGsi8iicsrU3 to access the videos, to ensure you are directed to the appropriate stories. Adult supervision is required when children are viewing content on YouTube.

Monday 1.3.21

Tuesday 2.3.21

Wednesday 3.3.21

Thursday 4.3.21

Friday 5.3.21

Screen-free Friday. Time to come away from the screen. Choose some activities from the Screen-free activity passport or from Pobble (see top of page) to do today. You can download a copy of the passport to tick off what you have done. Take some photographs and send them to:
Galileo@southbankprimary.co.uk

English

Check which book you have in your pack, then look at the activities that go with that book.

Monday 1.3.21

The Spell

You will need the ‘The Spell’ story, worksheet and a pencil. Follow the instructions in the video:

The Foolish Witch

You will need the ‘The Foolish Witch’ story, worksheet and a pencil. Follow the instructions in the video:

Tuesday 2.3.21

The Spell

You will need a pencil and ‘The Spell’ worksheet from your home learning pack. Watch the video below then complete your hold a sentence – 2:

The Foolish Witch

You will need the ‘The Foolish Witch’ story, worksheet and a pencil. Follow the instructions in the video:

Wednesday 3.3.21

The Spell

You will need a pencil and ‘The Spell’ worksheet from your home learning pack. Watch the video below and follow the instructions:

The Foolish Witch

You will need the ‘The Foolish Witch’ story and a pencil. Follow the instructions in the video:

Thursday 4.3.21

The Spell

You will need a pencil and some paper. Watch the video below and follow the instructions:

The Foolish Witch

Friday 5.3.21

Screen-free Friday. Time to come away from the screen. Choose some activities from the Screen-free activity passport or from Pobble (see top of page) to do today. You can download a copy of the passport to tick off what you have done. Take some photographs and send them to:
Galileo@southbankprimary.co.uk

Maths

I hope the ‘adding up machine’ helps you with your sums. You can change the numbers to help you with any of your addition number sentences. Good luck!

Monday 1.3.21

Compare Lengths

When you have watched the video, find this worksheet in your home learning pack and use the key to colour in the caterpillars:

Answer the Flashback 4 questions:

Tuesday 2.3.21

Compare Heights

When you have watched the video, find this worksheet in your home learning pack and use the key to colour in the giraffes:

Answer the Flashback 4 questions:

Wednesday 3.3.21

When you have watched the video, find the ‘Compare lengths and heights’ worksheets in your home learning pack and answer the questions:

Answer the Flashback 4 questions:

Thursday 4.3.21

Friday 5.3.21

Screen-free Friday. Time to come away from the screen. Choose some activities from the Screen-free activity passport or from Pobble (see top of page) to do today. You can download a copy of the passport to tick off what you have done. Take some photographs and send them to:
Galileo@southbankprimary.co.uk

Phonics

Click on the link below to visit Oxford Owl and practise spelling words that contain the sounds we are learning:

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-pupils/pupil-home?utf8=%E2%9C%93&year_group=year%202%2F%20primary%203&pupil_activity_type=&query=&current_page=rwipupils

Watch the video below to revise Set 1 and Set 2 sounds:

Watch on YouTube – ‘Who let the letters out?’ and perform the actions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1H-LTV4pkU

Free RWI Phonics lessons at home during school closures

From Tuesday 5th January 2021, we will restart our free Read Write Inc. Phonics lessons on YouTube for children to watch at home.

One lesson at each level will show at 9.30 am each day and be available for 24 hours. 

Monday 1.3.21

Today we are learning the ‘ph’ sound, open the document below and complete the activities:

If you have Common Exception Words to practise, this is the sheet you will need for today:

Tuesday 2.3.21

Today we will be reading multi-syllabic words. Find this worksheet in your home learning pack and practise reading these words. Put the sound buttons underneath and under line any special friends that you can see:

Can you put any of these words in to a sentence? Write them down on some paper.

You may find this video useful to teach you strategies to read multi-syllabic words:

It is now time to practise reading some alien words. Find this in your home learning pack, put the sound buttons underneath and underline any special friends:

If you have Common Exception Words to practise, this is the sheet you will need for today:

Wednesday 3.3.21

Today we will be reading multi-syllabic words. Find this worksheet in your home learning pack and practise reading these words. Put the sound buttons underneath and under line any special friends that you can see:

It is now time to practise reading some alien words. Find this in your home learning pack, put the sound buttons underneath and underline any special friends:

If you have Common Exception Words to practise, this is the sheet you will need for today:

Thursday 4.3.21

Friday 5.3.21

Screen-free Friday. Time to come away from the screen. Choose some activities from the Screen-free activity passport or from Pobble (see top of page) to do today. You can download a copy of the passport to tick off what you have done. Take some photographs and send them to:
Galileo@southbankprimary.co.uk

Red Words

Please support your child at home to read and write their ‘tricky red words’. These are words that children can not sound out using their Fred fingers. Children will need to be able to recognise these words on sight and be able to spell them.

These videos might help, I know how much you enjoy watching them and singing along!

Extension: once your child is confident with their reading and spelling of these words, could they then put one or more of them in a simple sentence?

Topic

Moral Compass

This week we will be learning about ‘moral compass’ and each day there will be a dilemma for you to discuss with your grown up. We will be thinking about the choices that we make and how our choices might affect other people.

Monday 1.3.21

Discuss the dilemma below with your grown up and think carefully about the choice that you would make:

Tuesday 2.3.21

Discuss the dilemma below with your grown up and think carefully about the choice that you would make:

Listen to the story of the Tortoise and the Hare:

The Story: A Hare is boasting about his speed in front of the other animals and challenges any one of them to race him. A Tortoise accepts his challenge. At first the Hare thinks it’s a joke, but the Tortoise is being serious. So, soon after they begin the race. The Hare runs full speed ahead and to make fun of the Tortoise, he decides to take a nap. The Tortoise keeps slowly going and going. When the Hare wakes up, he notices that the Tortoise is near the finishing post and fails to win the race.

Think about… is it kind and caring to be boastful? How would it make your friends feel if you were saying you are the best at everything, better than them?

The lesson: Slow and steady wins the race. Sometimes in life, it might look like other people are racing ahead of you. But you never know what obstacle could stop them in their tracks. It is important to keep moving forward and one day you will get there.

Wednesday 3.3.21

Discuss the dilemma below with your grown up and think carefully about the choice that you would make:

To help you with this decision think about the ‘High Five’ rules that we have in school. One of them is to be honest, can you remember the others?

Can you draw around your hand and write the ‘High Five’ rules inside?

Consequences – if rules are broken there are consequences both in and out of school. Discuss with your adult what the word consequence means. Then think about the consequences that are in place for people who break rules/the law.

Discuss….

What would school be like if we didn’t have any rules?

Would it be a good idea to have no rules?

What do you think would happen?

Task – go to Purple Mash and complete the rules 2Do.

Thursday 4.3.21

Friday 5.3.21

Screen-free Friday. Time to come away from the screen. Choose some activities from the Screen-free activity passport or from Pobble (see top of page) to do today. You can download a copy of the passport to tick off what you have done. Take some photographs and send them to:
Galileo@southbankprimary.co.uk

Purple Mash

We are a Rights Respecting School

Monday 1.3.21

South Bank Primary School are currently a Bronze award school and we are beginning our journey to achieve Silver.  

Watch this video to find out what it means to be a Rights Respecting School:

Each month, we will look at an article and enjoy tasks that enable us to explore our Rights.  

Research task:

Ask your family about your name and find out the following:

Why do you have your name?

Who picked your name?

Is there a reason behind your name?

Are you named after anyone else in your family?

Do you like your name?

Do you have a middle name?

Does your name make you feel important?

Tuesday 2.3.21

 Your identity – Name  

Think about the research you did yesterday all about your name.  

Imagine if someone decided you had to have a new name, without your agreement.  

How would you feel?  

Write down or discuss your thoughts. 

Wednesday 3.3.21

Your identity – Nationality  

What is your nationality? 

Do you know what your national flag looks like?  

Research your national flag and draw your own version.

You could sketch, paint or make a model of your flag.  

Send your pictures to: Galileo@southbankprimary.co.uk

Thursday 4.3.21

Cultural Capital

This week we will be learning about York Minster.

Monday 1.3.21

Watch the video below to learn about York Minster:

Tuesday 2.3.21

Wednesday 3.3.21

Thursday 4.3.21

Friday 5.3.21

Screen-free Friday. Time to come away from the screen. Choose some activities from the Screen-free activity passport or from Pobble (see top of page) to do today. You can download a copy of the passport to tick off what you have done. Take some photographs and send them to:
Galileo@southbankprimary.co.uk

Baking with Mrs Longstaff

Our Favourite Five

Look out for story time. There will be one of ‘Our Favourite Five’ stories on here every day for you to listen to. You will be able to watch the videos over and over again, to listen to ‘Our Favourite Five’ stories for this half term.

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uT88o-bjGc

Friday

Gallery

If you would like to share of any of the work your child completes at home, you can do so by uploading it on to our class page (Galileo) on Microsoft Teams. Please be aware that anything that is shared on that channel can be viewed by all other members of the class. I would love to see how hard your child has been working at home and with permission, share it with everyone on the class page.

I will make sure I update the class page daily and will upload any photographs that are shared in this area.

Snow day!

Well done Tyler, this is the biggest snowman I have ever seen!

Home/School Learning:

Check in call with Galileo class
Playing spot the difference.
Bella with her favourite teddy and her super work!
Great to see the boys working hard and playing hard in the snow!
Talina enjoyed screen free Friday!
Those cheese straws look delicious Max.
Bella having fun making a sensory bottle.
Talina’s wonderful picture of her visit to Victoria Falls.
I love this truck Max, well done!
Jack practising his ‘tricky’ words
Well done for completing the sentence Bella.
Elsa’s fantastic Phonics work

Memories

Look how much Bella has grown! I can see you have always loved art Bella.
Some wonderful memories here Myah.
Looking very smart in your suit Max.
Lovely baby pictures Talina, to go in your memory box.
Lovely memories Lotty.
Look how much Elise has grown! Lovely photo’s Elise.

Additional resources and useful websites:

Here are some useful websites you can access if you are looking for some additional learning opportunities. If you discover any other sites that you think will be useful. please let me know and I can add them to this page for others to use. Thank you.

Lessons:

Additional lesson can be accessed on this site https://www.thenational.academy/

Find lessons on BBC Bitesize:

https://bam.files.bbci.co.uk/bam/live/content/zjbstrd/pdf

Free activities can be found at:

Reading and writing at home

http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/phase-1-resources.html

Learning to read simple words using Fred talk

Phonics lessons – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HiQQrpx7vk&list=PLKuMkw6z0qlDRIYH8ccP1LNcrJLzq2utQ

How to teach blending of words – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEzfpod5w_Q

Phonics playhttps://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/buried-treasure

You could also access: topmarks.co.uk for some letters and sounds games.

Letter formation:

As part of our phonics lesson we are working hard to form our letters correctly. We teach the children to write using pre cursive font, encouraging them to start with their pencil on the line and ‘whoosh up’. See below for an example of how we form our lower case letters and the phrases we use:

Don’t forget to ‘whoosh up’.

Reading:

You can access a variety of free books by clicking on the link: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

KS1 Common Exception Words

We are learning how to read and spell the Year 1 Common Exception Words. You can support your child’s learning by practicing these at home.

Maths

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

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/collections/year-1-and-p2-maths-lessons/1

https://nrich.maths.org/public/topic.php?group_id=8&code=-339

Children will be given a set of number cards from 1-20. You could support your child at home:

  • to put the number cards in the correct order,
  • ask what is one more or one less of a number,
  • take a card away and see if they can tell you which number is missing.

Children can also practice their number formation:

Mental Arithmetic

Mental arithmetic is of great importance, with a particular emphasis in Year 1 on counting up to 100 in different ways, both forwards and backwards. Please help your child by counting as part of your daily routines – in 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s. Other home learning activities that you can help your child with are those that form part of day-to-day activities, e.g. counting coins and using money, telling the time, measuring using different equipment, spotting patterns and shapes around them, and so on.

You can access additional learning activities at: topmarks.co.uk

Children also enjoy watching these videos to help them with their counting and they keep them active too!

Number Bonds to 10

PE

New classes with Joe Wicks begin on Monday 11th January at 9am on Wicks’ YouTube channel.

Science

In Year 1 the children conducted a ‘mouldy bread’ science experiment. The aim of this experiment was to provide the children with a powerful reminder of the importance of washing their hands. The experiment used two slices of bread to illustrate the accumulation of germs. One slice was left untouched while the other was touched by the children. They touched the bread after they had washed their hands with soap and water, so they thought they were clean! The children then predicted which slice of bread would go mouldy first.

The children’s predictions were correct!

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