Dear Year 1,

Once again, a big thank you for all the emails and Tweets this week. I love hearing about all the super learning you have completed. Don’t forget, online learning is available on Spelling Shed, MyMaths, TTrockstars and Numbots. We were top of the chart last week on Spelling Shed. Let’s keep it up! Also, I have included some new pins for Kahoot in the grid below. Please use your real name as the nickname so I know who has been on.

The theme for this week is Under the Sea. There are lots of activities to choose from. Which will you choose to complete? I look forward to seeing who can do some coding at home. You can make your own grid like we did for the BeeBots at school and then write the algorithm (instructions) to get your submarine to the correct place. Be careful to avoid any sharks though!

Remember, online phonics lessons are available on the Youtube channel, ‘Letters and Sounds for Home and School’. You may also wish to visit Phonics Family – A fabulous website with plenty of practical phonics activities. It also has accessible information about how we teach phonics in school.

Remember to keep sending any pictures or tell me what you have been up through the email or by tweeting @eastbierleyPS.

Keep up the super learning,

Miss Sowray

Weekly Maths Tasks

Number Challenge: Can you find doubles? Can you match the answers to the double facts?

Check out the lessons on White Rose Maths online. Summer Term Week 1 fits well with your  Number Challenge to find doubles.

Write the months of the year on separate pieces of paper and mix them up. Can you order them correctly? Which is your birthday month? Can you think of any other special events, which occur in the other months?

Survey your family about their favourite sea creature (choose from 5). Represent the results using a tally chart or a pictogram. Which sea creature was the most popular? Which was the least popular? You may wish to use J2Code to help you.

Try these Kahoots: Doubles- 05166897 Halves- 04042837


Weekly Reading Tasks

Encourage your child to learn the rhyme ‘A Sailor went to Sea, Sea, Sea’. Click here for a video of the rhyme and lyrics. Can your child perform this rhyme by heart?
Can you build an ‘Under the Sea’ themed reading den? Can you find some sea-themed books to cosy up with and share in there? You may find some stories on Cbeebies Bedtime Stories or Storyline Online. You could also find some books on Reading Planet - Register here You must follow this link to be linked to our school.
Can you make a sea-themed bookmark? You could take inspiration from ‘Sharing a Shell’ or ‘The Snail and the Whale.
Can you read a story/poem/nursery rhyme to another family member? This could be to a younger sibling before bedtime or you may wish to FaceTime an elderly relative (with adult supervision of course).
Read along with ‘There’s a Hole in the Bottom of the Sea’ Can you create your own story map or story board to help retell the story in the correct order?

Weekly Phonics and Spellings Tasks

Grab some sticky notes or bits of paper. Can you write labels for things you can see around you home? Can you add sound buttons beneath each sound? With permission, you may even wish to label your car or a bike.
Spin the bottle – Place sounds or words in a circle around the bottle. Spin the bottle and say the sound/ word the bottle is pointing to. You could challenge yourself to say a word containing whichever sound the bottle lands on.

Example words and sounds can be found here under the ‘resources’ tabs.

Visit Phonics Play and play Buried Treasure. In this game, you must sort given words into real and nonsense words. You may want to make your own treasure chest and bin to sort words into at home.
Can you write or match capital letters and lowercase letters? Can you say both the letter name and the letter sound?
Try this Kahoot to practise spelling your tricky words – 07500490

Weekly Writing Tasks

Visit a desert island here. Can you write a message in a bottle. What can you see, hear, feel, taste and smell? Why not roll the message up and pop it in a plastic bottle for the reading den?
Can you plan the perfect beach trip? Can you draw and label all of the things that you would pack including a picnic? Who would you take? What games would you play? How much time would you spend in the sea?
Talk about all of the things that make you happy or all of the things that you’re grateful for. Can you record them in a list?
Can you create a fact file about the endangered sea turtle? Can you find out about its appearance, its diet and its habitat? This link may help. Following this, you could draw a detailed sketch of the sea turtle.
Watch A Whale's Tale. Can you write from the Whale’s point of view? What might he be thinking about all the pollution in the ocean? You could create some speech or thought bubbles for the whale.

STEM Learning Opportunities

Unplugged Coding

Watch this video which explains what coding is.

Create a simple under the sea obstacle course or draw an under the sea grid on a piece of paper. Write simple code to guide the submarine around the obstacles found under the sea.  E.g. rocks, shipwrecks, sleeping octopus.  E.g. →→↓→→↑→ etc. See the picture below.

Additional Learning Resources

Visit this BBC website for more sea themed music and learning ideas.

There are some lovely games and ideas from the Royal National Lifeboat Institution here.

IXL- Click here for Year 1. There are interactive games to play and guides for parents under the tab ‘Learn with an example’.

Numbots and MyMaths Your child can access these with their individual log ins.

Stem Coding Activity

Learning Project - to be completed through the week

The project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to learn more about life in and around the sea. Learning may focus on the strange and wonderful creatures and plants that occupy our oceans, their habitats and how human beings affect this environment.

Guess Who?- Ask your child to write fact cards about animals from under the sea. They can use books or websites to find out about the appearance, habitat and diet of each creature. After this, play a game of ‘Guess Who?’ using the cards and yes/no questions.

Junk Modelling- Using junk or recycling materials from around the home, ask your child to design and make a sea turtle. Your child may wish to make another sea creature after this. Click here for some ideas.

Put Your Goggles On- Your child can visit this website and watch a live stream of a tropical reef. Whilst watching, ask them to sketch all of the animals that they can see. Remind them to look at the shapes and patterns on each creature and to include these in their sketches.

How do Humans Affect the Sea?- Is your child aware of all of the ways that humans affect the sea and the living things within it? Talk about and investigate the impact that human beings have on the sea. Think about fishing, transport and pollution. Create a poster or information report. Watch A Whale's Tale to see how plastic affects sea creatures.

Listen to a song about things we can do to help to save the planet.