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Year 1

Hello Year 1

 

Welcome to our new Home Learning page where you will find your learning whilst school is closed.

 

 

Returning to School

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What age can my child start social networking?

 

As a parent it’s important you know that all social networking platforms (or social networking apps, if on a smartphone) have age limits. Some social networks use technologies that might not be right for some ages, or engage with communities that are made up of people much older than your child.

 

 

For more advice and information visit https://www.internetmatters.org/ or https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/

Science

 

This Live Lesson will help your child to think and work like a scientist, with a focus on taste, nutrition, and the energy that food provides.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/live-lessons/terrific-scientific-live-lesson/zmcwxyc

Look at the photographs our friends have shared.

It’s so good to see you and the fantastic things you have done! smiley

If you would like to share a photograph of your learning or something else that you have been doing at home you can send it to: 

year1@sirjohnlillie.lbhf.sch.uk

You can also use this email address if you want to send a message to say hello. smiley

A puppet show to enjoy!

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Watch this clip to learn interesting information about koalas.

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Hello grown-ups. Please read the information in the box below about our class photograph this year.

Hello grown-ups, 

It would be lovely to have the children's writing and drawing to add to their end of year report. It can just be a couple of sentences saying what they have enjoyed this year and what they are proud of. Please send a photograph of the finished sentences and picture to our class email: year1@sirjohnlillie.lbhf.sch.uk

Thank you. 

Angela 

 

 

Look at these Year 1 letters to help you with the handwriting challenges.

Exciting news! Come with me to meet your Year 2 teacher!

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Friday 17th July 2020

Hello 1A smiley

It is the last day before the summer holidays! You should be feeling very proud of the work you have done during all of these weeks of home learning. I am very proud of you! smiley You really are 1 Amazing class! I hope you have the most fantastic summer holiday with your families and I look forward to seeing you all again at school in September. smiley

Now that your poster is all finished you could present it to someone in your family so that they can learn lots about Australia. There is also a video clip to watch so you can make your boomerang. I wonder if it will come back?! I have also put a new link to another maths game. Have a go at playing the facts to make 10, subtractions facts for 10 and facts within 20. 

I hope you have a super day today and enjoy your holidays. smiley Bye 1 Amazing class! 

 

DIY - PAPER BOOMERANG - How to make a SIMPLE BOOMERANG for Kids | 2 Arm Boomerang

Simple Paper Toys: How to make an EASY Two Arm Paper Boomerang - Everyone can make easily! ► ABOUT the BOOMERANG: * DIFFICULTY: Easy * MATERIALS: Copy Paper ...

Thursday 16th July 2020

Good morning 1A smiley

Today's project challenge is to record information about some Australian animals in the final part of your poster. Draw pictures of the animals you choose and remember to label them as some people might not know the names of all of the animals. You might even want to include some interesting facts about the animals. 

As well as finishing the final part of your poster, have fun playing Funky Mummy. Today do the + up to 20 and the - up to 20 games. If you have time you can even play the bonds up to 10, doubles and halves games on Funky Mummy again. It makes me giggle every time I get an answer right. smiley Does it make you giggle too? 

I hope you have fun today 1A. smiley

 

Wednesday 15th July 2020

Hello 1A smiley

Did you see the exciting news about who your teacher will be in Year 2? If not watch the video above! I know your new teacher is so excited about September and she is busy getting your new classroom all ready. smiley

Today the next part of your poster project challenge is to include some information about landmarks and places you could visit in Australia. You can include pictures with labels for which place or landmark they are. You might want to write some sentences to tell people about some of the places or landmarks. We know about lots of different Australian landmarks, so I wonder which ones you will choose to include. I might include The Great Barrier reef, Sydney Opera House and Uluru on my poster.

Click on the weblink below for some maths games. Today I would like you to play: doubles up to 10 + 10, halves up to 10 and bonds of 10. Have fun! smiley

 

 

Tuesday 14th July 2020

Good morning 1A smiley

Did you start your poster yesterday? Today your challenge is to add some information about Australia. In one of the parts of your poster, write some sentences to tell people where this country is and what it is like. You could include some sentences about the seasons and weather. You might want to add some pictures to your poster. I've added some more information to my poster below. 

As well as doing some more work on your poster, remember to write sentences about your day. Can you spell all of the days of the week? Perhaps you could ask your grown-ups to give you a spelling check challenge. smiley 

There is also a number doubles game for you to play. smiley

Have fun! smiley

Monday 13th July 2020

Hello 1A smiley

Wow, it is our last week before the summer holidays! You have been doing so much learning! I am so proud of you all! smiley To celebrate all of our learning about Australia, there is a project this week. Your project is to create a poster with information about Australia so other people can learn about this country too. Today I would like you to either find a very large piece of paper or stick some smaller pieces of paper together to make a large sheet. Then complete the heading for your poster. You can use bubble writing so it stands out really boldly and catches your audience's attention. Have a look at the heading for my poster. I included the Australian flag. Can you remember what colours are on the flag and how many stars it has?Then divide the rest of your poster paper into three parts ready to hear what tomorrow's project task will be. Remember you can look back at our previous challenges to remind yourself of any things you might want to include. 

I hope you enjoy starting your poster today. smiley 

Ask your grown ups to help you to keep practising telling the time! Don’t forget to write your diary entry for today too. 

From Angela 

P.S. If you haven't looked at our photograph slideshow this morning, have a look. There are some very exciting photographs to see!smiley Did you spot them? That's right there are some photographs of an emu and a kookaburra? There is also a wallaby. Wallabies are from Australia too and they look like small kangaroos! 

Friday 10th July 2020

Good morning 1A smiley Happy Friday! smiley

As well as completing the new learning challenges today, ask your grown-ups to help you keep practising telling o'clock and half past times. 

We have learnt so much about Australia and lots about Australian animals. Today there is another animal that lives in Australia for you to draw. It is a kookaburra. There is even a song about this animal. I used to sing this song when I was a little girl at school. Have you heard of this animal before? What do you think it might be? 

I hope you have fun today and enjoy the weekend. smiley

Kookaburra Sits In The Old Gum Tree | Original Song With Lyrics | Aussie Kids Songs

Watch Kookaburra Sits In The Old Gum Tree Original Song with the lyrics on screen to sing-along to the famous Australian tune. :) "Kookaburra" or "Kookaburra...

How To Draw A Kookaburra

Well, we still can't say it...but follow along with us and learn how to draw a kookaburra! EMAIL A PHOTO OF YOUR ART: myart@artforkidshub.com MAIL US YOUR AR...

Thursday 9th July 2020

Hello 1A smiley

Wow this week seems to be going very quickly! 

Can you remember where the minute hand points when it is an o'clock time? Can you remember where the minute hand points when it is a half past time? Watch the video from yesterday before completing the challenge about telling the time today. 

There is also so more interesting information about Australia today and a quiz to complete. I hope you enjoy finding out even more things about this country. smiley

Wednesday 8th July 2020

Good morning 1A smiley

Did you enjoy our new learning about telling the time? Do you remember where the long minute hand points when it is an o'clock time? What is the shorter hand on the clock called? Today in Maths we are going to be learning to tell the time when it is half past the hour. 

I hope you have a fantastic day today. Keep up the super learning! smiley

Wednesday's Learning challenges (8/7/2020)

How to Tell the Time - Educational Video for Kids

Help your child learn how to tell the time with our fun, educational video! The clear explanation of how the hour and minute hands work will make it easy for...

Tuesday 7th July 2020

Hello 1A smiley

Did you like the painting 'Surprised!' by Henri Rousseau? Did you make your collage? 

Today in maths we are going to start learning about the time. There is a video to watch before you start the challenge. 

In phonics there is a tricky and a trickier challenge so you can choose which one to do. These challenges are some more learning about the split digraphs a_e, o_e and i_e.  Watch the videos about split digraphs u_e and e_e too. 

I hope you have fun today. smiley

 

e-e split digraph - Mr Thorne Does Phonics

u-e split digraph - Mr Thorne Does Phonics

Watch UK school teacher Mr Thorne and Youtube sensation Geraldine the Giraffe take you on a learning journey through the world of phonics, grammar, spelling ...

Learn to Tell Time #1 | Telling the Time Practice for Children | What's the Time? | Fun Kids English

Telling Time Practice #1 (1 o'clock, 2 o'clock, 3 o'clock etc.): Learn to tell the time with this fun "What time is it?" chant. A great way for kids to learn...

Monday 6th July 2020

Hello 1A smiley

I hope you had fun finishing your Australian animal books. smiley Did your family guess which animals you were describing? 

Today one of the learning challenges is to create a collage inspired by a painting by Henri Rousseau. It is called Surprised! It is one of my favourite paintings. I hope you like it too. smiley Watch the video below to find out all about it. Have fun! smiley

Make and create: a collage inspired by Rousseau's 'Surprised!' | National Gallery

Watch along as Bethan, one of our Educators, creates a jungle-inspired work of art using just materials you can find at home. From wooden models, paintbrushe...

Friday 3rd July 2020

Good morning 1A smiley

Did you start your books about Australian animals yesterday? Today's English challenge is to finish your books. Remember when you have finished your book, share it with your family and see if they can guess which animals you have described. smiley Tell them not to peek under the flap until they have made their guess!

Have you been practising the keyword spellings each day? Ask someone in your family to give you a spelling challenge test today if you think you are ready or you can use today to practise some more and then ask them to give you the spelling challenge tomorrow

I hope you all have a lovely weekendsmiley

Thursday 2nd July 2020

Good morning 1A smiley

I hope you had a wonderful Wednesday yesterday. Did you make the front cover for your book about Australian animals? I was very excited to write my book about Australian animals. smiley Watch my video today for some information about the books you will be writing. Use the plans you made on Tuesday to help you remember interesting information to use in your sentences and you can even go back to the challenges on other days and read the information again if you need to. Have fun writing your books and remember you have today and tomorrow to complete them.

Bye for now 1A. smiley

Our Writing Challenge

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Wednesday 1st July 2020

Good morning 1A smiley

It's the first day in July today! What season is July in? Which month comes after July? Can you say all of the months of the year in order?

I hope you had a great day yesterday. What did you do? Did you finish all of the learning challenges? 

There are some new learning challenges for you today. We are starting some new thinking in maths. Next week in maths some of our learning challenges will be about the months of the yearYou can get a head start and begin practising saying them already. smiley

Don't forget to keep practising the keyword spellings too. 

Bye for now 1A. smiley

Tuesday 30th June 2020

Hello 1A smiley

I hope you had the most marvellous day yesterday. Did you have fun? 

Are you ready for a terrific Tuesday? It is the last day in June today. Do you know which month it will be tomorrow? 

The Maths and English challenges today have tricky and trickier challenges to choose from. Remember you only have to do one of each. 

If you haven't had a look at our photographs yet this morning, do have a look because there are even more to make you smile! smiley 

Have fun today 1A. smiley

Monday 29th June 2020

Hello 1A smiley

I hope you had lots of fun at the weekend. smiley

Did you remember to fill in your weather chart each day? What did you notice about the weather this week? Was every day hot and sunny? Perhaps you can record the weather each day for another week to find out about the types of weather we can get in the summer.  

How did you do in your spelling test challenge on Friday? Today there are some new keywords to learn to spell. 

Remember you can find reading books to enjoy at home on this website:

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-school/oxford-owl-ebook-collection

I hope you have lots of fun today. smiley

 

 

Friday 26th June 2020

Hello 1A smiley

Gosh we have learnt about so many different Australian animals! I've really enjoyed learning lots of new information. Have you? I didn't realise how many different marsupials there were in Australia. Can you remember what marsupials are? Can you remember any of the marsupials we have learnt about? 

Don't forget to ask your grown ups to give you a spelling test challenge of the keywords you have been practising this week. You can have another practice of the keywords before your spelling challenge so that you are super ready if you want to. smiley

Remember to fill in your weather chart today and at the weekend. 

Have fun 1A! smiley

 

Thursday 25th June 2020

Hello 1A smiley

Wow it was another very hot day yesterday! It's going to be a sunny day again today too! Have you been filling in your weather chart each day? There must be lots of sunny pictures! I wonder if the weather will be sunny each day this week! What do you think? 

If you would like to be in our class photograph, please send your two photographs to our Year 1 email by tomorrow. Also remember to send your sentences for your school report by tomorrow too. In your sentences write about what you have enjoyed this year and the thing you have been most proud. I'm sure you will have lots of things to choose from that you have felt proud about this year. smiley

Have fun today and keep up all of the super learning. smiley

Thursday's Learning Challenges (25/6/2020)

How To Draw A Realistic Tasmanian Devil

Learn how to draw a realistic Tasmanian devil! This lesson might be challenging for younger artists, but take your time and pause the video if you need extra...

The handwriting challenge today is the letter i.

Wednesday 24th June 2020

Good morning 1 Amazing class smiley

I hope you had a super day yesterday and enjoyed the sunshine. smiley Did you remember to fill in your weather chart? Remember to fill it in again today. 

As well as the learning challenges today, please practise your keyword spellings.

Keyword spellings 

here

where

there

by 

my

On Friday ask your grown ups if they will give you a spelling test challenge to see how many you can spell without looking. 

You should be feeling very proud of all of the learning you are doing! You are amazingsmiley

I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday 1A. smiley

How to Draw a PLATYPUS

The handwriting challenge today is the letter x.

Tuesday 23rd June 2020

Hello 1A smiley

Did you enjoy the sunny weather yesterday? It's going to be another sunny day today. smiley Remember to fill in your weather chart. 

How did you get on with the spelling challenge? There are some new spelling words to practise each day this week in one of our learning challenges. 

There is also another Australian animal to learn about! Which animal has been your favourite one so far? Were there any that you hadn't heard of before? 

It has been fantastic to receive some of your photographs for our class picture. You look very smart in your school uniforms! smiley If you haven't sent in your photograph yet but would like to be in the picture please ask your grown ups to take your picture and send it to our class email by Friday 26th June

I hope you have a great day today 1 Amazing class. smiley 

The handwriting challenge today is the letter z.

Monday 22nd June 2020

Good morning 1A smiley

I hope you had the most wonderful weekend. Are you ready for lots of learning this week? I'm sure you are! smiley 

Thank you for the photographs I have already received for our class picture. You all look very smart in your school uniforms and it was lovely to see your happy smiles. smiley I can't wait to get some more. smiley 

Don't forget to ask your grown ups to give you a spelling challenge today of the words we have been practising.  

Enjoy your day 1A. smiley

 

All About Koalas for Kids: Koalas for Children - FreeSchool

Koalas! They're cute, they're furry, they're NOT bears. These iconic marsupials live in the treetops of eastern Australia and eat almost nothing but eucalypt...

How To Draw A Koala Bear

Hey art friends! In this video we'll show you how to draw a Koala Bear! Be sure to watch our second video where we show you how to paint this drawing. http:/...

Your handwriting challenge today is the letter w.

Friday 19th June 2020

Good morning 1A smiley

I hope you have been having lots of fun. Did you enjoy learning about wombats yesterday? I have put a video on our page today showing you how to draw a wombat. If you have a little bit of time in the afternoon I thought you might like to watch it and have a go. I had a go and was very proud of my drawing. smiley I'm sure you will be proud of yours too. smiley

If you haven't looked at our photographs this morning have a look because there are some more new ones to make you smile. smiley

Did you spot the information about the class photograph that is going to be made? If you would like to be in the 1A photograph ask your grown-up to take your pictures and send them to year1@sirjohnlillie.lbhf.sch.uk Don't forget to smile! smiley

If you haven't sent your sentences to be added to your report don't worry it isn't too late. If there isn't time to write them today, perhaps you could do them at the weekend and send a photograph of them to our email address. 

I hope you have a fabulously fun Friday and a wonderful weekend. smiley

How To Draw A Wombat

Today, we're learning how to draw a wombat from Australia! Join our monthly membership and download our app! You can watch our lessons in a safe distraction-...

Thursday 18th June 2020

Hello 1A smiley

I hope you are all having lots of fun at home and are enjoying your learning challenges. Had you heard of echidnas before? I hope you enjoyed learning lots of information about these Australian animals. smiley 

One of the learning challenges today is for our spelling words. Don't forget to keep practising them each day. 

Today the Duchess of Cambridge is doing an assembly! If you would like to watch the assembly you can find it on https://classroom.thenational.academy/assemblies/ at 11am. 

If you haven't sent a photograph of your sentences to add to your end-of-year reports you still have time. Please send them to year1@sirjohnlillie.lbhf.sch.uk 

I hope you have an amazingly fun day today 1A. smiley Keep up all of the super learning. 

The handwriting challenge today is the letter v.

Wednesday 17th June 2020 

Good morning 1A smiley

Did you enjoy learning information about emus yesterday? Today there is a learning challenge about a different Australian animal. I had never even heard of this animal before so I found it really interesting. I wonder if you have ever heard of the animal we will be learning about today. 

There are also some tricky and trickier challenges today so remember you can choose which one to complete. 

Try and practise the spelling words each day for a few minutes. Perhaps your grown-ups  could give you a spelling challenge on Monday and see how many of the words you have learnt to spell. 

Don't forget to look at our photographs because guess what? That's right there are some more new ones! smiley

I hope you have a wonderfully fun Wednesday. smiley

The handwriting challenge today is the letter u.

Tuesday 16th June 2020

Hello 1A smiley

I hope you had a fantastic day yesterday and that you enjoyed learning some interesting information about kangaroos. Today there is some learning about emus. I didn't know very much about these birds so really enjoyed learning new facts. I hope you do too. smiley Some of the challenges today have a tricky and a trickier challenge so just choose one of each of these to do. 

Thank you to those of you who have sent a photograph of your sentences and picture to add onto your reports. If you haven't sent a photograph yet please ask your grown-up if they can send it to our Year 1 email address. It would be lovely to have your sentences to add to your report. smiley

Keep checking our class photographs too because there are some new ones to make you smile. 

Keep up all of the fantastic learning 1A. You should be feeling very proud of all of the super learning you are doing. smiley

The handwriting challenge today is the letter y.

Monday 15th June 2020

Good morning 1A smiley

I hope you had a lovely weekend with your familiessmiley 

Have you been checking our photographs each day? If not have a look because there are some more new photographs to make you smile. smiley Have you had a look in some of the other stars on the home learning page? I had a look at the SJL Masterchef star and saw some new recipes had kindly been shared! At the weekend I made some tiramisu. It was delicious! smiley I also had a look in the 'Music' star and saw one of my favourite songs that we sing with Scott in assemblies. I enjoyed singing along to it at my house this weekend. smiley Perhaps you could have a look, a listen and a sing-a-long to one of the songs. smiley 

Today one of your challenges is to draw a picture of a kangaroo. There is a video clip for you to watch. Have a pencil and some paper with you so you can draw your picture as you watch. 

Have fun. smiley

 

How To Draw A Kangaroo

Your handwriting challenge today is the letter j.

Friday 12th June 2020

Good morning 1A smiley

Gosh I can hardly believe it is Friday already! This week seemed to fly by very quickly! 

Today there is an important challenge for you to do! It would be really great if you could write some sentences for your school report. I have put the information about what you need to do in the learning challenge below. Remember to use your neatest handwriting. smiley  

There are two maths challenges again today but you only have to choose one of them to do. smiley

​​​​​​​Today's handwriting challenge is the letter 'e'.  

I hope you have the most fantastic Friday and the most wonderful weekend with your families.smiley

 

Thursday 11th June 2020

Hello 1A smiley

I hope you have been enjoying learning about Australia. Today there are two videos to watch about the Great Barrier Reef before you complete the art challenge. I hope you enjoy them and have fun creating your pictures. smiley

Today there are two challenges for maths but you only have to complete one of them. 

Have a look at the photographs today if you haven't already because there are more photographs of your friends to see. I'm sure they will make you smile. smiley

Have fun 1A! smiley Bye for now. 

Check Out the Great Barrier Reef!

Barrier reefs are home to all kinds of amazing animals, but did you know that the coral itself is an animal? Join Jessi and Squeaks to learn all about coral ...

Your handwriting challenge today is the letter f. Look closely at this letter in our Year 1 alphabet because it can be quite a tricky one to write when you first try.

Wednesday 10th June 2020

Hello 1A smiley  

How are you? Have you been having lots of fun? 

Have you been getting really good at adding 'er' to words? You are going to be using this spelling knowledge in your English writing next week. ​I'm feeling very excited because our writing is going to be about giving people clues! 

Keep up all of the fantastic learning 1A! You should be feeling very proud of all the super learning you have been doing at home. I know I've said it before but you really are 1 Amazing class. I am very proud of you all. smiley I hope you have the most wonderful Wednesday. smiley

Tuesday 9th June 2020

Good morning 1Asmiley

How are you? I hope you had a marvellous Monday. smiley

The activities today include some more learning about Australia. Watch the video clip to explore Australia's Northern Territory before starting the learning challenge as there are some questions to answer. Did you know any interesting information about Australia already? I'm looking forward to finding out even more things about this country. I hope you are too. smiley

Today's handwriting challenge is another tall letter. It is the letter k. 

I hope you have a terrific Tuesday.  

The handwriting challenge today is another tall letter. It is letter 'b'.

Monday 8th June 2020

Good morning 1A smiley

I hope you had a wonderful weekend. 

We are going to be learning about Australia this half term. Do you know anything about this country already? Perhaps you could share any interesting information you know with someone in your family. 

Keep up all of the super learning 1 Amazing class! smiley Have fun today! smiley​​​​​​​

Your handwriting challenge today is another tall letter. It is the letter ‘h’.

Friday 5th June 2020

Good morning 1A smiley

I hope you have enjoyed all of the poems this week. Today I have recorded one of my favourite poems for you to listen to. I like it because it is a funny poem. I hope you like it and it makes you smile. smiley

As part of our poetry week we are creating a whole school poem about this time when we haven't been coming to school. Your English challenge today is to think of ideas that can be used in this poem. If you have some super ideas that you want to share for the poem please send them to our email address. 

Today's handwriting challenge is the letter t. 

I hope you have a fantastic Friday and a wonderful weekend. smiley

 

One of my favourite poems 😁

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Please Mrs Butler by Allan Ahlberg

Thursday 4th June 2020

Hello 1A smiley

I hope you had a fantastic day yesterday. Don't forget to keep checking the photographs on our page because new ones of your friends are still being added. smiley

As it is 'Poetry Week' I have put another poem for you to enjoy today. It is another one written by Michael Rosen and it is performed by him too. It is also another funny poem. I hope it makes you smile. smiley Today you are going to be writing your own poem. Perhaps you could perform your poem after you have written it and ask someone in your family to record your performance. 

I hope you have a fantastic day. Keep up all of the super learning 1A and remember you are amazing! smiley

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Thursday's Learning Challenges (4/6/2020)

Nessy Spelling Strategy | The Sound 'V' | 'V' Needs An 'E'! | Learn to Read & Spell

English Spelling Rule - A word cannot end in V ! That's why V needs an E ! When spelling rules are explained with funny, singing characters, it becomes memor...

The handwriting challenge today is the letter l

Wednesday 3rd June 2020

Hello 1A smiley

I hope you have been having fun and enjoying your home learning challenges. There are some more challenges to help you get ready to write your own poem tomorrow. There is also another poem for you to listen to and watch today. I hope you enjoy it. It is a funny poem. smiley Which poem has been your favourite one so far? Perhaps you could tell someone in your family which poem you have enjoyed the most and why.

I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday. smiley

 

Funny kids poem - "Once, I Laughed my socks off" - read by the author

Available on Amazon USA Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/Once-Laughed-My-Socks-Off-ebook/dp/B07Y44G7Q5 Paperback: https://www.amazon.com/Once-Laughed-My-Socks-...

Tuesday 2nd June 2020

Good morning 1A smiley

Did you think of some actions for the poem yesterday? How much of the poem did you remember? Perhaps you could spend a little bit of time today reading the poem again and seeing if you can learn some more of it. 

Today I have put a poem by Roger McGough for you to listen to. It is being read by Roger McGough too! 

It is called The Sound Collector. I hope you enjoy it. smiley 

Today's handwriting challenge is the letter r. 

 

Roger McGough reads 'The Sound Collector'

Enjoy Roger McGough reading one of his favourite poems 'The Sound Collector', included in his 80th birthday anthology '80'.

OU and OW | Similar Sounds | Sounds Alike | How to Read | Made by Kids vs Phonics

Help children learn how the similar sounds OU and OW sound alike with this fun educational video series! ☀ Best Kids Songs & Stories [Free Download]: https:/...

Monday 1st June 2020

Hello 1A smiley

Welcome back after half term. smiley I hope you had a wonderful week with your families. smiley

It's the first day back after half term and it's the 1st of June! It is also 'Poetry Week' at Sir John Lillie! 

This week we are going to be reading and listening to poems, learning and performing poems and even writing poems! smiley

Today I have put a link for you to watch and listen to Michael Rosen performing his poem 'Chocolate Cake'.

The handwriting challenge today is the letter p.  

 

 

oi oy - Alternative Spellings

Watch UK school teacher Mr Thorne and Youtube sensation Geraldine the Giraffe take you on a learning journey through the world of phonics, grammar, spelling ...

The handwriting challenge today is letter m.

Friday 22nd May 2020

Good morning 1A smiley 

Wow it's Friday again! It's the last day before half term! Next week there won't be any learning challenges but don't worry there will be new ones on Monday 1st June. smiley 

I hope you have a fantastic half term with your families. Remember you can send any photographs to our year 1 email address if you want to share any fun things you do. smiley 

Have you looked at the photographs today? Have a look now if you haven't because there are even more new ones to enjoy. smiley Did you spot the birthday photographs? 

Today the handwriting challenge is the letter 'n'. Have a look in the Year 1 letters before you start writing it and remember to write two lines of the letter.  

Have fun today. smiley

Thursday 21st May 2020

Hello 1A smiley

How are you? I hope you had lots of fun yesterday and enjoyed your learning. Did you read your story book to your family? Did they enjoy your story? I'm sure they did because I know that you are amazing authors and illustrators! smiley In our photographs there are some stories that some of our friends have shared. Do have a look if you’d like some new stories to read. They are fantastic so I'm sure you will enjoy them. smiley

The handwriting challenge today is the letter o. It is another letter that starts like a letter c. 

 

Wednesday 20th May 2020

Good morning 1A smiley

How are you? Did you have fun yesterday? Did you finish writing your stories? I'm sure they are fantastic with super illustrations in them! 

Have you been making your families smile by being kind? I've noticed that being kind to others not only makes them smile but it makes me feel even happier too! smiley Have you noticed that? 

Have a wonderful Wednesday 1A! smiley

'mb' Word Ending Phonics Sounds, word and picture examples | Read with Phonics | Sound Video

The handwriting challenge for today is the letter q. It is another letter that we start as if we are writing the letter 'c'. Have you noticed that the ones we have practised so far all start like the letter c?

Hello Grown-ups smiley

Below this message I have put the website for Oxford Owl which has a collection of ebooks that your child can read at home.  You have to register to access the ebooks but it is free to do so. You will probably spot some of the books that your child has brought home from school before. smiley You can choose the same colour that your child took home from school or if that is no longer enough of a challenge try a trickier one. smiley

I hope you are well and have a fantastic day. smiley

 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-school/oxford-owl-ebook-collection

 

 

Tuesday 19th May 2020

Hello 1A smiley

I feel so happy this morning because after my breakfast I watched our photograph slideshow. smiley  Did you spot that there are even more new photographs? How fantastic is that! I smiled so much when I watched the puppet show too. smiley Did you watch it? Did it make you smile? 

How was your day yesterday? What kind things did you do? I'm sure you did lots of incredibly kind things.smiley What kind things are you going to do today? 

The handwriting challenge today is the letter 'g'. 

1A have a terrific Tuesday. Have fun and enjoy your learning. smiley Bye for now. 

Bainbridge Badger: trigraph 'dge' by phab fonics

Fractions Year 1 - Finding Quarters of Shapes

https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/primaryschoolmadeeasy

Monday 18th May 2020

Happy Monday 1A smiley

I hope you had a fabulous weekend with your families. Are you ready for some more learning challenges? One of the challenges today is to write the middle of your stories. Don't forget to have a look at the new handwriting challenge today as well. Try and use the Year 1 letters that you have learnt when you are doing your writing today. smiley
There is also a story about kindness for you to read. In the U.K this week there is a theme about kindness. I wonder what kind things you can do this week. We are such a fantastically kind class that I’m sure you will do lots of things. 

The handwriting challenge today is the letter d. 

Have you looked at the photographs this morning yet? It's fantastic to see there are even more new ones. smiley I am so impressed with all of the learning you are doing at home. You should all be feeling very proud! 

 

Mr Thorne Does Phonics - dg dge

Watch the video before completing your phonics challenge today

Give Me Half! by Stuart J. Murphy

A MathStart story about understanding halves, read by Janet Ginsburg: http://www.mathstart.net/give-me-half.html

Friday 15th May 2020

Hello 1A smiley

Did you spot the message that all of the staff at school made for you? It’s on the Home Learning page if you haven’t seen it yet. We really are missing you all lots and hope that you are all very happy. smiley

We also have more photographs of our friends to enjoy! smiley It has been so lovely to look at the photographs each day. I've been enjoying looking at the ones I've seen before and the new ones. They always make me feel happy. smiley Does it make you feel happy to see so many of our friends having fun at home? 

Today we are going to start writing the beginning of our story books! I am so excited! I hope you are excited too. I'm sure your families are going to enjoy having new books to read. smiley

Today there is a new handwriting challenge. It is the letter 'a'.  Remember to write two lines of the letter. If you write the letter 'c' or 'a' in your stories today try and remember to use our Year 1 letters. 

Have fun today 1 Amazing class and a wonderful weekend. smiley

Geraldine the Giraffe learns ow spelling

Friday's Handwriting challenge - Today the letter is 'a'. Remember to look closely at the letter in our alphabet to see where you need to start writing it. Don't forget to draw proud smiley faces next to the neatest ones in each line!

Thursday 14th May 2020

Hello 1A smiley

Are you ready to smile lots again? Have a look at our photographs. There are even more fantastic photographs to see! Did you smile seeing our friends? They made me smile lots! smiley What a lovely way to start our home learning day! 

I'm feeling really excited because we are going to be writing our stories about Max's next adventure soon. To help you be ready to write your super sentences, one of your challenges is to create and perform a puppet show of your story.

Do you remember that Tina said she hoped you had been practising your handwriting? I thought we could impress Tina and start today. I've put our Year 1 letters that you were learning with Tina below for you. Today have a look at the letter c. Look closely to see where you need to start writing this letter. Before you start writing, use your finger to write a letter c in the air. Then when you are ready write 2 lines of the letter c in your book. When you have finished, look closely at your letters. Which ones are you most proud of? Choose one super neat letter c in each line and draw a proud, smiley face above it. smiley

I hope you have a terrific day. smiley

 

o-e split digraph - Mr Thorne Does Phonics

Geraldine the Giraffe learns /o-e/

Watch the videos before you start your phonics challenge today.

Thursday’s handwriting challenge is the letter c. Look closely at this letter in the alphabet at the bottom of our Year 1 letters so you know where to start writing it.

Hello from Tina

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Wednesday 13th May 2020

Good morning 1A smiley
Did you spot the new photographs on our page? That’s right, there are even more photographs for you to enjoy looking at! smiley It is so lovely to see all of your learning and the fun you are having at home. I’m really excited that I've got even more fantastic ideas from seeing your photographs to try at my house! smiley Your photographs really make me smile whenever I look at them. smiley Do they make you smile? 

1A I told you Tina wanted to say hello. smiley Did you see her video message to you?

1A I hope you have a wonderfully fun Wednesday! smiley 

Tuesday 12th May 2020 

Hello 1A smiley

Wow have you seen the new photographs in our slideshow? If you haven't watched it yet this morning, get ready to smile lots and have a look. smiley There are so many photographs of wonderful things you have been doing at home. I smile so much when I look at them. smiley

I spoke with Tina yesterday and she said hello to you all. She told me that she has a look at our photographs everyday and they really make her smile too! smiley Shall I tell you what else she said? She said "Angela, 1A are 1 Amazing class!" smiley Tina said she’s so proud of you all and the incredible learning you have been doing at home. 

I hope you have lots of fun today 1 Amazing class. smiley Enjoy your new learning challenges. 

Geraldine the Giraffe learns the /ture/ spelling

Good Morning 1A

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Monday 11th May 2020

Good morning 1A smiley

I hope you have fun completing your new learning challenges. There is a crossword for you to complete for phonics. The words all have tch in them. Watch the video of Mr Thorne again before you start the crossword. Enjoy smiley​​​​​​​

tch for /ch/ sound - Mr Thorne Does Phonics

Thursday 7th May 2020

Hello 1A and grown ups smiley

Thank you so much for the photographs of the bunting flags that have been sent in already. They are going to help us make a fantastic bunting to celebrate VE Day. If you haven't sent in a photograph of your bunting flag yet there is still time. You can send it today. 

The activities today include things that you can prepare ready for lots of fun on the Bank Holiday tomorrow. Complete as many as you would like but please don't worry if you don't do all of them. There is also our last maths challenge on sharing equally.

I have been really enjoying seeing all of the learning and other fun activities you have been doing at home. If you would like to send in any photographs of your Bank Holiday fun please send them to year1@sirjohnlillie.lbhf.sch.uk and I will share them in our photographs show for all of your friends to seesmiley 

If you make any delicious recipes tomorrow or over the Bank Holiday weekend, remember you can send a photograph of them to ICT@sirjohnlillie.lbhf.sch.uk so they can be shared in the Masterchef star. It would be great if you could write the recipe too and perhaps some of our friends at school might make them. smiley

Grown ups there is a new newsletter on the homepage in the Newsletter tab for you to read. 

I hope you all have a wonderful long weekend. 1A have fun and on Monday there will be some new challenges for you to enjoy. 

Remember to make a bunting flag and send a photograph to ICT@sirjohnlillie.lbhf.sch.uk

Wednesday 6th May 2020

Hello 1A smiley

Did you make your flag for our school VE Day bunting? If you didn't perhaps you could make one today and send a photograph of it to ICT@sirjohnlillie.lbhf.sch.uk so we can join the photographs together and make a very long bunting. 

Did you write super sentences to describe your fantasy character yesterday? I'm sure you did! smiley

Today in maths we are doing some more learning about sharing. Today you are going to draw how many of each treat the wild things get. I hope you enjoy it. smiley

You should be feeling very proud of all of the learning you have been doing at home. I am so impressed with the fantastic things you have been doing. Keep up the amazing work 1A. smiley

  

Science 

Listen carefully to the clip about trees. After you have watched it answer this question: 

What is the difference between deciduous trees and evergreen trees? 

Tuesday 5th May 2020

Good morning 1A smiley

I hope you are all having lots of fun at home. Have you been enjoying your learning challenges? Your challenge this afternoon is to make some bunting to help us celebrate VE Day. There are some bunting flag templates below the learning challenges or you can make your own. 

Enjoy your learning. smiley​​​​​​​ 

tch for /ch/ sound - Mr Thorne Does Phonics

Monday 4th May 2020 

Hello 1A smiley

Did you spot there is a new photo in our 1A photographs? If you didn't have a look. I really like looking at the photos because they make me smile. Do you like looking at them too? smiley 

Did you watch the toilet roll challenge that the SJL staff made? Who did you spot? I hope it made you smile and giggle.smiley All of the staff are missing you and have asked me to say hello. smiley

Today there are two English challenges but you only have to do one of them.

I hope you have an incredibly fun day today. smiley  Bye for now. 

Friday 1st May 2020

Hello 1A smiley

Wow it is a new month again! It is the first day of May. 

Did you use your super imaginations to think of a fantasy character Max could meet? I wonder what character you chose. I bet the pictures you drew were amazing! 

Were you marvellous mathematicians helping Max to find out how many plates he needed for all of his delicious cakes yesterday? I’m sure that you were! There is another challenge about making equal groups today. You'll find it below with the other learning challenges. smiley

Have a fabulous Friday 1A and a wonderful weekend. smiley

Geraldine the Giraffe learns ey

Can you remember any of the words with the ey spelling from the video? What sound can ey make? What other letters can make that sound?

 

Thursday 30th April 2020

Hello 1A smiley

Did you spot Sue this morning at the top of the Home Learning page? Did you watch her video? Sue said that she was imagining that she was in one of our assemblies and do you know what 1A, I was imagining I was there too as I listened. Did you? Did you see what had happened to the apple pips that Sue planted? I'm going to try and start growing an avocado plant! Are you going to try and grow anything? Did you see the photograph of the sunflower plant in our 1A photo slideshow? It’s grown so much! I wonder how long it will take Sue’s apple pips to grow that tall. 

If you have a peek in the PSED star, Miss Hall has recorded a message to say hello too. smiley

Thank you for the emails and for the photographs that have been sent in. It is so lovely to hear from you and to see some of the fantastic fun you have been having at home. It makes me smile each time I look at the photographs or read one of your messages. smiley I hope you're all enjoying seeing the photographs as much as I am. I'm sure that you are. smiley 

Did you decide how Max should travel to his next big adventure? I'm feeling quite excited because one of our challenges today is thinking a bit more about Max's new adventure. I'd better go for now so that we can get started! Have fun smiley

ee , ea and y - Made by Kids vs Phonics

Help your children learn how ee, ea and y sound alike with this fun educational video series! ☀ Best Kids Songs & Stories [Free Download]:...

Wednesday 29th April 2020

Good morning 1A smiley 

What a wonderful start to Wednesday! smiley It really made me smile to see more photographs of the fun things you have been doing at home. Wow I am so impressed with all of the learning you have been doing! Did you spot the photographs on our Home Learning page? I'm sure they've made you smile this morning too.

Thank you so much for sharing. smiley It was also really lovely to receive some emails. You should be feeling very proud of all of the learning that you have been doing at home. You really are 1 Amazing class!
If you haven’t seen my video message yet, have a look below today’s challenges. 

Remember that today you can continue to create your 3D model of the setting you think Max should go to on his next big adventure. Keep practising your number doubles today as well. How many can you learn by heart? I've put the link of the number doubles game or you could ask your grown up to tell you some numbers to double. 

I hope you have a fabulous day 1 Amazing class. Keep smiling and enjoying your learning. smiley
Grown ups it would be lovely to find out if the children were able to watch my video message. If you haven’t sent an email already perhaps you could let me know by sending a quick email to year1@sirjohnlillie.lbhf.sch.uk

Thank you smiley

Wednesday's Learning Challenges (29/4/2020)

ee , ea and y | Sounds Alike | How to Read | Made by Kids vs Phonics

Help your children learn how the sounds ee, ea and _y sound alike with this fun educational video!

Tuesday 28th April 2020

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Good morning 1A 😃

Hello Grown ups smiley

I'd really like to find out if the children were able to watch my video message today. Please could you or your child send me a quick email to let me know? The email address is year1@sirjohnlillie.lbhf.sch.uk

I hope you are well and that you have a fantastic day. 

Thank you

Angela

Hello 1A smiley

After I sent you my video message this letter arrived in the post at my house! 

Monday 27th April 2020

Hello 1A smiley

Did you have a lovely weekend? I hope you had lots of fun.

Are you ready to get your brains busily working on some new challenges for today? You'll find them below. There is a phonics video for you to watch after you've completed the first part of your phonics challenge today. There are also two maths challenges but you only have to complete one of them. 

I hope you have the most marvellous Monday! Have fun 1A smiley

Monday's Learning Challenges (27/4/2020)

Geraldine the Giraffe learns /ea/ in meat

Watch UK school teacher Mr Thorne and Youtube sensation Geraldine the Giraffe take you on a learning journey through the world of phonics, grammar, spelling ...

Friday 24th April 2020

Hello 1A smiley

How are you? Did you make a musical instrument yesterday? I used a yoghurt pot and some rice to make a shaker. smiley Did you finish writing your sentences for each picture from the story? Did you include 'and' or any 'ed' words? Were you proud of your handwriting? I'm sure you were! smiley

It made me smile to see the new photograph on our class home learning page. What a fantastic mask and puppets! I am so impressed! smiley Thank you for sharing. smiley

There's a word search for you to enjoy today. Perhaps you could have fun completing it with someone in your family.

Have a lovely weekend 1A smiley

Thursday 23rd April 2020

Good morning 1A smiley

How are you? 

I've been having a look in the other stars on our Home Learning page. Have you had a look? I've really enjoyed seeing some of our friends from school in the Photos star and this morning when I woke up I saw that there was the 'Just Sing' song in the Music star.  I was singing along with the music playing whilst I made my breakfast this morning.  It made me smile thinking about how much I enjoy singing this song with all of you and Scott at school. This afternoon there is a challenge to make a musical instrument. I think I might use my musical instrument to play along with the 'Just Sing' song! smiley What are you going to do today? There are some learning challenges below for you to enjoy during some of your day. Choose one of the English learning challenges to do today. I hope you have a fun day 1A. smiley

Wednesday 22nd April 2020

Good morning 1A 😁 

Can you guess who is hiding behind the wild thing mask? Who could it be? 🤔 

Did you guess? 😀 It was me! 

I had fun making my wild thing mask yesterday. Did you make one? 

Are you ready for some new learning challenges? Today there is a tricky and a trickier maths challenge so you can choose which one to do. The reading challenge has tricky and trickier questions. You can choose which ones to answer or you might want to answer both. Enjoy 😊 

Tuesday 21st April 2020
Hello 1A 😁

How are you? Have you been doing lots of learning and having lots of fun? It feels strange not coming to school each day doesn’t it? I’m missing seeing you all lots but am hoping that you are having fun and enjoying doing your learning challenges at home. 

Did you enjoy the new story we are using for some of our learning? Listen to it again today before you start the new learning challenges. Have fun 1A 😁

Monday 20th April 2020

 

Hello 1A smiley

I hope you had a lovely break. Don’t forget you can send photos of any fun things you did to ICT@sirjohnlillie.lbhf.sch.uk 

Did you still do some P.E with Joe Wicks during the holiday? I did some days...perhaps we were doing it at the same time! Don't forget to start your homeschool day by joining in with the P.E session at 9 o'clock. I'm going to be joining in too! 

Are you ready to start back with our home learning challenges? 

We have a new story that we are going to be thinking about for some of our learning. I hope you enjoy it! 

 

Good afternoon 1A smiley

Are you ready for our 1A holiday challenge? I hope you have lots of fun completing it! Don't forget there is also the whole school 'MasterChef' challenge you can take part in. 

Perhaps you could send in a photograph for the 'MasterChef' challenge, a photo of your holiday challenge or something else you have had fun doing. It would be lovely to see smiley

I won't keep you waiting any longer! Your holiday challenge is below. Have fun 1 Amazing class smiley​​​​​​​

Holiday Challenge

Friday 3rd April 2020

Hello 1A smiley

It's Friday again already! How has your week been? Have you been enjoying your home learning challenges? Are you joining in with Joe Wicks' P.E lessons each day?

This is the last day before the holidays so as well as your challenges today I will also be setting you another challenge for the holidays. I'm going to keep our 1A holiday challenge a secret for a little longer though! For now you can find today's learning challenges below and this afternoon I'll reveal the 1A holiday challenge!

I hope you have a super day! smiley

 

Angela 

 

 

Thursday 2nd April 2020

Good morning 1A smiley

I'm very excited because we have been set a challenge! It is a cooking challenge for the whole school. smiley We really enjoyed the cooking we did in our class so I'm sure you will be excited too! Have a look at it below and ask your grown up if you can join in.

 

 

Wednesday 1st April 2020

Hello 1A smiley It's a new month! It's the first day of April. Did you know that April 1st is April Fools' Day? 

I hope you've been enjoying your learning and are ready for some new challenges. smiley 

I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday! 

Angela 

 

Geraldine the Giraffe learns split digraph i_e

Watch UK school teacher Mr Thorne and Youtube sensation Geraldine the Giraffe take you on a learning journey through the world of phonics, grammar, spelling ...

Tuesday 31st March 2020
Hello 1A smiley

Did you see the photograph of the sunflowers we planted? I was very surprised by how much they have grown!smiley

Wow I was so impressed with the model of Brighton Pier. smiley What an amazing model! I spotted that it even had the union flags on it. Did you all see it 1A?  

 

1A are you ready to get your brains busily working on some more home learning challenges? You can find today's challenges below. There are two phonic learning challenges today but you only have to complete one of them. 

 

 

Look at the sunflower seeds we planted! Look at how they’ve grown already!

Monday 30th March 2020

Good Monday morning 1 Amazing class! smiley

I hope you and your families had a lovely weekend. smiley Did you see the new photos of some of our Sir John Lillie friends in the photo star? 

Are you ready for some new home learning challenges? 

I'm going to be doing Joe Wicks P.E session this morning. Ask your grown ups if you can do it too. smiley

As well as completing the home learning challenges, you can also have a look at the things in the starter pack at the bottom of this page. You could use them to practise your number bonds or choose some words to read and spell. 

Happy learning 1A. smiley

Angela 

Friday 27th March 2020

Hello 1A smiley I hope you are all happy, well and enjoying your learning at home. 

Have you seen the photos of things some children and staff have been doing during their home learning? You can find the photos in the 'Photo' star at the bottom of the Home Learning page. They have really made me smile and I'm sure they will make you smile too. smiley

Below are some new learning challenges. If you need a little more time to complete the other ones, you can still finish those too. smiley

Happy learning!

Angela  

 

Friday's Home Learning Challenges (27. 3. 2020)

 Thursday 26th March 2020

Good morning 1 Amazing class! I hope you've been enjoying all of your home learning challenges. smiley 

Did you finish your poster about the 4 countries of the United Kingdom?

I'm sure the Highway Rat was pleased with the sorry letters you wrote for him and the postcards. smiley 

Are you ready for today's learning challenges? You will find them below.  Don't forget to try and start your day with some P.E.  

Geraldine the Giraffe learns split digraph a_e

Watch UK school teacher Mr Thorne and Youtube sensation Geraldine the Giraffe take you on a learning journey through the world of phonics, grammar, spelling ...

Thursday's Home Learning Challenges (26. 3. 2020)

Wednesday 25th March 2020 

Hello 1A! I hope you have been enjoying completing your learning challenges. I'm going to be starting my home learning day with a 5 minute move! Have a look in the PE star on the Home Learning page and you could start your day with a 5 minute move too!smiley 

Here are some new learning challenges for you. Have fun completing them! smiley

 

Wednesday‘s learning challenges (25.3.2020)

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