Dear Year 1,

Wow! Week 7 of our learning from home already! Although it has been a long time since we were all in school together, I am enjoying the phone calls, emails and tweets as a way of keeping in touch with everyone. Mrs Price and I are so proud of you all!

Our theme for this week is Sport. I know how sporty many of you are so I cannot wait to hear about what you get up to this week. I wonder what new sports you will invent. I would also love to see your obstacle courses and routines. Be as creative as you like! The Premier League Primary Star game is a fun way to practise your spelling and maths – I spent quite a lot of time playing it myself!

Remember to keep accessing Spelling Shed, Numbots, MyMaths and TTRockstars. I will be setting two new MyMaths activities each week but remember that you can also access any previously set tasks.

Please keeping sending photos and messages to or @eastbierleyPS on Twitter.

I look forward to hearing from you all,

Miss Sowray

Weekly Maths Tasks

NUMBER CHALLENGE – Can you time how long it takes you to match additions to the totals? Can you play again to see if you can beat your time? After a few goes, you should start to learn the number facts, rather than having to work them out. You may wish to play it as a game of SPLAT. Splatting the answers to a given addition.
Place an object on the ground and use positional language such as forward, backwards, up, down, left and right to direct them to the object. You could switch roles and get your child to give the directions. If you wanted to make it harder, you could use a blindfold but be extra careful!
Play ‘Catch’ with your child using a ball or anything else that can be thrown safely. Can you count forwards or backwards in 1s, 2s, 5s or 10s as you throw and catch the ball?
Check out the lessons and activities on White Rose Maths.

Summer Term Week 3 has some super activities for learning related number facts.

Each member of the family could have a go at the Long Jump. Ask your child to measure the length of each jump using a measuring tape and record the lengths. Who jumped the furthest? Who had the shortest jump? What was the difference between the shortest and longest jump? Alternatively, you could measure the distance each person can throw/ roll an object.

Weekly Reading Tasks

Provide your child with a bag and ask them to collect items to go in it that relate to a well-known story. If they can’t find an item, they could draw a picture instead. Ask them to use the objects in the story bag to retell the familiar story.
Log in to Rising Stars to read a story and complete a quiz.

If you are yet to register, use this link as this will register you as part of our school. You will also need to verify your email address before you can access the website (the confirmation email may be in your Junk folder).

Your child can listen to the Cbeebies story ‘Martin the Mouse’ (click here). Ask your child to record the main events from this sporty story. They can draw the events, write sentences or even retell the story orally in their own words.
Ask your child to choose and read a healthy recipe from a recipe book or from Change4Life. If you have the ingredients, why not follow the recipe together?
Try these Kahoots –

Phase 5 Sounds – 05481691

Phase 3. Fill in the Gap - 03170301

Weekly Phonics and Spellings Tasks

The word ‘sport’ contains the sound ‘or’. Ask your child to list as many words as they can containing the ‘or’ sound. Your child might identify words that contain an alternative spelling for ‘or’ such as oor/ore/aw/au. Discuss these different spellings together.
Play the Solve, Shoot, Score spelling game on the Premier League Primary Stars. Choose the ‘Primary Star’ level.
Ask your child to list words to describe athletes or their sporting hero. For example, strong, winner, speedy. Can they use these words to write descriptive sentences about athletes?
Split Digraph Rainbows – Can you draw rainbows to show the split diagraphs in words?

A split digraph is when a digraph for example ‘ie’ has been split up and had a consonant placed in the middle. It still makes an ‘ie’ sound despite having this letter in the middle. The split digraphs are a-e, e-e, i-e, o-e, u-e.

Ask your child to add the ‘ing’ suffix to these sporty verbs: jump, kick, twirl, twist, turn, miss, aim, shout, play

Can you add the suffix –ed to put the words into the past tense?

e.g. jump + ing = jumping or jump + ed = jumped

Weekly Writing Tasks

Can your child create a new sport? Can you write a set of instructions to explain the rules? How many player will there be? How do you win? What equipment do you need?
Ask your child to think of questions they’d love to ask their favourite athlete. They could write a list of questions using a range of questions words such as ‘when’, ‘why’, ‘who’, ‘what’, ‘where’ and ‘how’.

Try this Kahoot – Question Mark or Full Stop? - 08887202

Has your child got a favourite sportsperson? This could be their P.E. teacher! Ask them to write an information booklet about this person.
Can your child design a poster all about teamwork? This could be linked to your family and how you all have to work together as a team.
Ask your child to design a gold medal to present to somebody. Why have they chosen this person? Ask them to write a few sentences and include the words ‘and’ and ‘because’.

STEM Learning Opportunities

Brilliant Bodies

What can your body do? Balance on one leg? Touch your nose with your tongue?

The STEM resource can be downloaded here.

Additional Learning Resources

The NHS Change 4 Life website has some great games and activities, specifically ones for staying indoors. Have a look here.

For lots more clips, activities and ideas to get active visit the sport’s section on the Cbeebies website.

White Rose Maths online maths lessons. Watch a lesson video and complete the worksheet (can be downloaded and completed digitally)

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.

If your child requires more of a challenge, or you believe that there are some gaps in their learning then Century Tech is a fantastic resource that is currently free for home learning. The app is designed to address gaps and misconceptions, provide challenge and enables children to retain new knowledge. It uses artificial intelligence  to tailor the learning to your child’s needs. Sign up here.

Learning Project - to be completed through the week

The project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to learn more about sports and games. Learning may focus on the history of sport, sporting-heroes, physical challenges and performance.

Obstacle Course Fun- Task your child with designing and making their very own obstacle course in the garden or around the house. Ask them to draw and label their design first and include all of the equipment they need. They can then use their design to create their obstacle course. Ask the family to complete the obstacle course whilst your child times them. Your child could even make medals from tin foil or any other suitable material and present them to the winner during a winner’s ceremony.

Make a Family Mascot- Your child could make their very own family mascot using materials from around the house. First of all, visit the Olympic Mascot Official list here and look at past mascots. What makes a good mascot? What qualities does the mascot represent?

Remarkable Routines- Can your child create their very own simple routine, just like a gymnast, dancer or synchronised swimmer? Your child can choose a piece of music to practise their routine to. When they are confident, why not film your child’s sequence and share it via the class email or the school Twitter? Watch the performance together- what does your child think went well? What could be even better?

Terrific Team Kits- Ask your child to design their very own team kit. They should consider the flag of the country that they would represent and how to incorporate these colours into the design. They could draw the design with a pencil or use a computer program to do this