Thank you Hollie and Siyana for sending me all your photos of your fantastic learning.
Hollie, I am glad you are enjoying our new book. I think Asroboa the monkey is probably soft and fluffy too.
Siyana keep up all the great learning you are doing at home. Thanks for all of your pictures. I really liked your conversation between the animals and your description of Asroboa - he does have a long tail. I can see you have been trying the maths challenges and keeping up with your phonics too, great work!
Today is the last day of April, what month will it be tomorrow?
I hope that you are all keeping well and safe. Emily has set up a KS1 Well Being Blog on Purple Mash in Shared Blogs. She has asked 'What makes you feel happy?' Have a think and leave a comment for us, it would be great the hear from you all.
Learning for today...
Read 'Oh No, George!' by Chris Haughton. Answer the questions as you go along.
Today we are going to practice asking questions.
Write a question that you might ask each character.
Please complete this lesson on BBC Bitesize - Ordering Numbers
Today we are learning about Animal Diets - as different animals like to eat different types of food.
Please read this Factfile:
Can you explain what a carnivore and herbivore are?
What do you think an omnivore might be?
Sort the animals into the correct categories.
Have a lovely day everyone! 😊
Today I would like to mention Amelie, Rayyan and Yousef. Thank you for emailing me your work!
Yousef I love your animal mask and I agree with you about Asroboa, I think he was very sneaky indeed.
Rayyan I can see you have been working hard at your maths, using pasta to help you is a great idea! I can see you are starting to understand partitioning. Well done for writing sentences using our new vocabulary, remember to always read your writing back to check it makes sense. Look at sentence number 5 again and think about how you could improve it.
Amelie you have written a great explanation about your thoughts on Esono's behaviour, I also thought that he might fight Osebo as he is so much bigger. I also like your adjectives to describe Esono - elephants are definitely noisy and strong!
Hello everyone, I cannot believe we are halfway through the week already - where has the time gone? Thanks to Adam for sending me your work, you thought of some good adjectives to describe Esono the elephant. Thanks to Marwah also, you wrote a great speech bubble.
I hope you enjoyed the P.E. sessions, I had a go at some P.E. with Joe Wicks yesterday - it was great! Remember to keep exercising indoors and outdoors, as this is so important for our health and wellbeing.
Emily has put up some suggestions of how to structure your day on the ELSA blog, be sure to check it out.
Learning for today...
Read the story below, explain to your family what happened in the story.
Read these sight words. Can you find these sight words in the text?
Please work your way through the slideshow below.
Please complete this lesson on BBC Bitesize - Comparing Numbers of Objects
Take a look at our Music Blog and try some of the activities Mercedes has suggested.
Have a great day everyone and remember to keep washing your hands!
Thank you for sending in your work, please do keep doing so.
Also, we have some exciting news...
Every Friday afternoon we will be holding a Year 1 Book Swap in school!
You are all welcome to come and collect some books from 1pm-3pm.
You can also return any school books which you have finished reading.
Have a great day everyone!
Learning for today...
I have set you some reading challenges on Purple Mash. Please log on and check your 2Dos. If you have lost your purple mash log on, please email me.
Work your way through the slideshow below, write a speech bubble for Esono the elephant.
Please complete this lesson on BBC Bitesize - Counting with tens and ones
Travel Under the Sea and to an African Savannah for some Wild Workouts with Andy!
Lots of you sent me your wonderful pieces of work over the weekend. Thank you!
Marwah and her mum made a fantastic mosque to celebrate the beginning of Ramadan.
Hollie has also been hard at work at home, it is good to hear that you are enjoying the blog! I can see that you are learning your sight words, well done.
Adam has also been working hard, even though he was not well - I hope that you are feeling better now. Well done for all your phonics work, I can see that you have found all the real words.
Siyana I can see that you did lots of work this weekend! Well done for all of your great work and keep it up!
Ayaan it was so nice to hear from you and to see that you have started our new topic, you have done a great job of labelling all the body parts of animals and I can see you have been reading too. Keep up all the good work!
Good Morning Year 1!
I hope that you have all had a lovely, restful weekend with your families. Thank you to all of you who have emailed us your pictures and messages, please keep sharing your work with us and remember you can also communicate with us via the Purple Mash Shared Blog.
We have a brand new Assembly blog up on the school website, please check it out here: https://www.virginia.towerhamlets.sch.uk/assemblies-blog
Also, please remember to read the newsletter - as this will provide up to date information about everything going on at VPS.
Have a great day everyone!
Learning for today....
Log in to Espresso and watch 'Susan Laughs', then click on 'Activities' and answer the Comprehension questions. https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/video/item1217574/grade1/module1217337/index.html
Work your way through the slideshow below. Today we are comparing Osebo and Onini.
Here is a video of a python eating a deer...which shows just how dangerous a python is!
Please complete this lesson on BBC Bitesize - Ordinal Numbers
If you want a challenge, try the question below ⬇️
We are focussing on the 'a-e' (alternative 'ay') sound today. Read the words below. Remember to look at the letters, make the sounds and then blend the sounds together.
Which words are real words and which are 'monster' (made up) words? Circle the real words.
Today we are learning to classify (group) animals according to their characteristics.
If you need the Espresso log in details, please email me at
firstname.lastname@example.org. The username and password are also on the home learning sheet, which was sent out before the holidays.
Just as Lydia has said,it's been so great to speak to most of you on the phone and see how you are all getting on. Keep up the good works and I am looking forward to hearing from you.
Write out these words and circle the digraph you can see. Underneath each word write down if it is phase 3 or 5 in phonics.
CLUE PHONE CHAT
So far you have all read five pages of our new book ‘ The Leopard drum ‘ and you have all learnt that Osebo the leopard ,has a magnificent drum, but he won't let anyone else have it, not even Nyame the sky God. So for English today you will be doing a role play exchange with Osebo, Nyame and Onini.
You can ask your adult to read page by page while you act out what is happening.
You can also use props if you have any or ask an older or younger sibling to help act it out with you.
(if you can please take pictures or videos and send them to us so we can share them with you all ).
Please complete this lesson on BBC Bitesize - Challenge
Objective: To listen to each other and to take turns in conversation.
One child stands in the middle of the circle blindfolded. The other children pass something noisy around the circle. When the child in the middle thinks they know where the keys are they shout ‘stop!’ and point in that direction.
Activity: Getting to know you
Children are in partners. They have 3 minutes to talk to their partner, and should find out 3 things e.g. favourite dinner, best friend, birthday, a hobby etc. the children then all introduce their partner, remembering as much as they can about them.
Have a lovely weekend
Danyal - Wow! I am so proud of all the amazing learning you have been doing at home!! Thank you so much for sending us all of your pictures. It is good to hear that you are also managing to get out in the beautiful sunshine, exercise and fresh air are very important!
You have found out some very interesting facts about lions, showed me that you are able to count in twos, sort real words from nonsense words and write speech bubbles to show what the characters are thinking in our story 'The Leopard's Drum'.
Rayyan it was so nice to speak to you yesterday, I am really impressed with all the work you have been doing at home! Thank you so much for your pictures as well. I am glad you are enjoying your maths learning so much. You have done a great job of counting in 5s and you have correctly identified most of the real 'au' words also. Good working on putting the sight words into sentences and labelling your animals.
Keep up all your hard work!
I hope you are all ok. Myself and Eki have spoken to quite a few of you this week and it is fantastic to hear that there is so much learning going on at home. That shows real resilience, thank you Year 1 and keep it up! 👍👍👍
We now have a new Music Blog! Mercedes has put up lots of exciting activities for you to try, so go and check it out.
Learning for today...
Can you read all of these sight words?
Which keys match which locks?
Can you spell them?
Can you write a sentence using each sight word?
Read the next two pages and discuss with your family:
Imagine that you are Onini and write a thought bubble to show how you are feeling.
Please complete this lesson on BBC Bitesize - Representing numbers within 50
Today we are going to describe and compare animals. Did you know that us humans are also animals?
Work your way through the slideshow below. Enjoy your day everyone!