Hello year one,
I hope you are all well. I can imagine lots of you have grown very tall since we last saw each other. This week we are looking at odd and even numbers in maths, a rhyming book in English, phonics/spellings and our senses in science.
For those of you who are in school towards the end of the week, pick and choose from this page and purple mash for your days at home. I hope you all join me in doing a weather dance this week to encourge Mr sunshine to come back!
Have a fantastic week year one!
Miss Ingham :)
This week we are going to focus on odd and even numbers. It is something we explored in class but children will need a refresher. Work through the powerpoint and the activities. Then incorporate it into your day, as you spot numbers around the house, in the shops or on your walks.
**An even number is a number that can be divided into two equal groups. An odd number is a number that cannot be divided into two equal groups. Even numbers end in 2, 4, 6, 8 and 0 regardless of how many digits they have (we know the number5,917,624 is even because it ends in a 4!). Odd numbers end in 1, 3, 5, 7, 9.
Using counters or cubes and 10 frames, ask the children to create even numbers and ask if they notice anything about them, drawing out the fact that each even number can be divided equally into two parts. See picture below for how the counters should be on the tens frame.
Once this definition has been established, ask can they prove it with other numbers?
The next stage would be asking: so if that makes them even, what makes an odd number odd?
This will lead to the children noticing for themselves that odd numbers don’t divide by two equally. They now have a mathematical definition and understanding, rather than a rule to just follow.
Tens frames are fun when drawn outside on pavement with chalk or large on cardboard. Use pasta pieces/ pebbles/ pegs/ buttons etc. for counters.
Most of the Hamilton maths activities can be used on screen and answers put in home learning books/ paper. Please do not feel you must print out anything. This weeks work is recapping numberbonds and addtion. The final set introduces adding 3 numbers. Always use concrete resources to assist children e.g. buttons/ pebbles/ pasta pieces/ cubes etc.
This week I have chosen a Julia Donaldson book that some of you might have at home to use or I have attached links below to read along online.
Task 1 - The tiny hermit crab loves his new shell and doesn't want to share it at first in the story. Have you got a favourite toy that you really love and find hard to share? Can you draw a picture of it and write a few sentences about what makes it special to you?
Task 2 - See if you can design an even bigger shell for the hermit crab and his friends to share. Either add some labels to it or write a few sentences to describe the new design.
Task 3 - In the story, the hermit crab shares his home with his friends. Who do you share your home with? Can you draw a picture of your home and write about who lives in it with you?
Here are the next phonics letters and sounds lessons on YouTube. Remember you can complete these lessons together in smaller chunks spread across a couple of days.
A reminder to access Phonics Play website for recall games that can be done often to keep children familiar with the sounds and words they have learnt.
They also have decodable comics for children to read - may be of use for children who find the reading scheme online challenging:
Choose 5 more spellings from your year one spelling list to practise, practise and practise this week. I have added the year 1 and year 2 list below. If you need a challenge pick some of the year 2 words to practise.
We have looked at animal groups. As humans, we are also part of the animal kingdom. We have special features that make us humans. Below are some activities to explore the human body and our senses.
Task 1 - draw around your body using chalk on the pavement or use your actual body. Can you label the body parts? Maybe your grown up could write some labels for you to add to the correct body parts. See picture below.
Task 3 - go for a 'senses' walk around your neighborhood or spend some time in your garden. Take a piece of paper with the subtitles:
Write/ draw something for each sense.
Task 4 -
After your 'senses' walk discus what you had written/ drawn and talk about what body parts you used for each sense.