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Friday 16th July 2021

Morning! You have worked so hard this week and should be really proud of yourselves. 

Sorry I forgot to put the months of the year song up so I have put one up for today and you will have to get up and exercise.

I always say reading opens up your imagination and creativity so I hope you have still been reading each day.

12 Months of the Year | Exercise Song for Kids | Learn the Months | Jack Hartmann

12 Months of the Year by Jack Hartmann builds brain and body connections as students exercise and learn the months of the year. Learn the months of the yea...

 Feel Good Friday!

Have a look at the activities below and choose 3 or more if you want to challenge yourself. 

Once Upon a Time with Mrs Burtt.

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Thursday 15th July 2021

Was lovely to see some of you yesterday for the zoom chat. 
Remember to keep reading each day.

In Phonics, we are learning to write the months of the year.

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In English, we are learning to write our own story about an alien.

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In Maths, we are learning to share equally.

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In Art, I would like you to watch the clip below and then have a go at drawing your own Willy Wonka. Have fun!

In Art, I would like you to watch the clip on 'How to draw Willy Wonka with Quentin Blake.' I would then like you to have a go yourself.

Get your pencils ready because Quentin Blake himself is about to show you how to draw Willy Wonka! Meet the greatest chocolate making genius that's ever live...

Once Upon a Time with Mrs Burtt.

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Wednesday 14th July 2021

I hope you enjoyed yesterday's learning.

Remember to keep reading each day. 

In Phonics, we are learning to write the months of the year.

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Months Of The Year Song

In English, we are learning to describe an alien using adjectives.

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In Maths, we are learning to make groups of 2’s, 5’s and 10’s.

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In RE, we are learning to find out about Hindu’s celebrations.

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Once Upon a Time with Mrs Burtt.

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Tuesday 13th July 2021

Here is your learning for today. I hope you enjoy!

Please remember to continue to read each day and this can be any books from home.

In Phonics, we are learning to write the days of the week.

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In English, we are learning to answers questions from a text.

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Q Pootle 5

Who can help fix Q Pootle 5's spaceship? by Nick Butterworth

In Maths, we are learning to partition numbers.

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In Geography,  I would like you to look out of your window and draw some physical features and human features you see. If you need reminding what these are watch the clips below. 

Once Upon a Time with Mrs Burtt

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Friday 5th March 2021

 

*Remember when you have read 5 times, send a photo of your reading record to golden.tickets@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk by 10am on today so that you can be entered into the competition.*

*Don't forget to watch Mr Barron's Briefing?*

Feel Good Friday!

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Once Upon a Time with Mrs Cooke.

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Thursday 4th March 2021

 

* Secret Reader- Did you listen to the the story and guess who was reading it? If so, email your guesses to secret.reader@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk

*Remember when you have read 5 times, send a photo of your reading record to golden.tickets@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk by 10am on Friday so that you can be entered into the competition.*

*Did you watch Mr Barron's Briefing?*

Once Upon a Time with Mrs Cooke.

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Wednesday 3rd March 2021

 

* Secret Reader- Did you listen to the the story and guess who was reading it? If so, email your guesses to secret.reader@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk

*Remember when you have read 5 times, send a photo of your reading record to golden.tickets@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk by 10am on Friday so that you can be entered into the competition.*

*Don't forget to watch Mr Barron's Briefing?*

Reading Comprehension

Today I would like you to read the text and answer the questions.

In Phonics and Handwriting, we are learning to write words containing the alternative pronunciation for ‘c.’

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In English, we are learning to write a list.

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In Maths, we are learning to use time to measure the day.

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In RE, we are learning to understand about Easter.

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Daily Tasks.

Spelling Frame- 15 minutes.

Reading with an adult- 15 minutes (any home book/Oxford owl book)

Once Upon a Time with Mrs Cooke.

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Tuesday 2nd March 2021

 

* Secret Reader- Did you listen to the the story and guess who was reading it? If so, email your guesses to secret.reader@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk

*Remember when you have read 5 times, send a photo of your reading record to golden.tickets@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk by 10am on Friday so that you can be entered into the competition.*

*Did you watch Mr Barron's Briefing?*

Reading Comprehension

Today I would like you to read the text and answer the questions.

In Phonics and Handwriting, we are learning to write words containing the alternative pronunciation for ‘ch.’

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In English, we are learning to write a sentence.

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In Maths, we are learning to measure time.

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In Science, we are learning to compare animals.

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Daily Tasks.

Spelling Frame- 15 minutes.

Reading with an adult- 15 minutes (any home book/Oxford owl book)

Once Upon a Time with Mrs Cooke.

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Monday 1st March 2021

 

*Remember when you have read 5 times, send a photo of your reading record to golden.tickets@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk by 10am on Friday so that you can be entered into the competition.*

*Don't forget today to watch Mr Barron's Briefing?*

Reading Comprehension

Today I would like you to read the text and answer the questions.

In Phonics and Handwriting, we have been learning to write words using the alternative pronunciation for ‘y.’

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In English, we are learning to answer questions about a text.

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If I Were an Astronaut

In Maths, we are learning to tell the time.

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PE

Keep fit and active using GoNoodle and Cosmic Kids Yoga. You may also like to join in with PE with Joe Wicks (the Body Coach). Have fun!

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Daily Tasks.

Spelling Frame- 15 minutes.

Reading with an adult- 15 minutes (any home book/Oxford owl book)

Once Upon a Time with Mrs Cooke.

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Friday 26th February 2021

 

*Remember when you have read 5 times, send a photo of your reading record to golden.tickets@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk by 10am today so that you can be entered into the competition.*

* Don't forget to watch Mr Barron's Briefing today*

Message from Mrs Watson.

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It’s Back!

Following lots of positive feedback from our last ‘Feel Good Friday’ we have decided to do it again.


We are so proud of how you all have displayed the Gadevalley CHAMP qualities throughout your time at home. Therefore, as a thank you and a recognition of your hard work we hope you enjoy these fun activities.

Keep your eyes peeled for ‘Feel Good Friday’ next week.

 

Daily Tasks.

Spelling Frame- 15 minutes.

Reading with an adult- 15 minutes (any home book/Oxford owl book)

Once Upon a Time with Mrs Cooke.

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Thursday 25th February 2021

 

* Secret Reader- Did you listen to the the story and guess who was reading it? If so, email your guesses to secret.reader@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk

*Remember when you have read 5 times, send a photo of your reading record to golden.tickets@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk by 10am on Friday so that you can be entered into the competition.*

 

Reading Comprehension

Today I would like to read the text 'Yo, Ho, Ho' and answer the questions. 

In Phonics and Handwriting, we are learning to write words containing the alternative pronunciation for ‘o and u.’

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In English, we are learning to write a rhyming sentence.

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In Maths, we are learning to solve word problems.

I would like you to choose 3 different capacity challenges from the PDF below. Some of them you will need equipment and some you will need a pencil and paper. I hope you enjoy the challenges and have fun.

 

In Art, we are learning about forms of stencilling.

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Daily Tasks.

Spelling Frame- 15 minutes.

Reading with an adult- 15 minutes (any home book/Oxford owl book)

Once Upon a Time with Mrs Cooke.

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Wednesday 24th February 2021

 

* Secret Reader- Did you listen to the the story and guess who was reading it? If so, email your guesses to secret.reader@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk

*Remember when you have read 5 times, send a photo of your reading record to golden.tickets@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk by 10am on Friday so that you can be entered into the competition.*

*Don't forget today to watch Mr Barron's Briefing?*

Reading Comprehension

Today I would like to read the text 'What is pink?' and answer the questions. 

In Phonics and Handwriting, we are learning to write words containing the alternative pronunciation for ‘i.’

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In English, we are learning to plan our ideas.

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In Maths, we are continuing to learn to measure volume.

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In RE, we are learning about Pancake Day.

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Daily Tasks.

Spelling Frame- 15 minutes.

Reading with an adult- 15 minutes (any home book/Oxford owl book)

Once Upon a Time with Mrs Cooke.

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Tuesday 23rd February 2021

 

* Secret Reader- Did you listen to the the story and guess who was reading it? If so, email your guesses to secret.reader@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk

*Remember when you have read 5 times, send a photo of your reading record to golden.tickets@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk by 10am on Friday so that you can be entered into the competition.*

*Did you watch Mr Barron's Briefing?*

Reading Comprehension

Today I would like to read the text 'The Star' and answer the questions. Did you spot anything with some of the words? 

In Phonics and Handwriting, we are learning to write words containing the alternative pronunciation for ‘e.’

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In English, we are learning to correctly use an onomatopoeia in a sentence.

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In Maths, we are learning to measure volume.

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In Science, we are learning to identify and name some common animals.

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Daily Tasks.

Spelling Frame- 15 minutes.

Reading with an adult- 15 minutes (any home book/Oxford owl book)

Once Upon a Time with Mrs Cooke.

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Monday 22nd February 2021

 

I hope you had a lovely half term.

You had lots of fun, you got lots of rest and had lots of fresh air. 

 

*Remember when you have read 5 times, send a photo of your reading record to golden.tickets@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk by 10am on Friday so that you can be entered into the competition.*

*Don't forget to watch Mr Barron's Briefing today.*

Reading Comprehension

Today I would like to read the text 'Roar' and answer the questions. Did you spot anything with some of the words? 

In Phonics and Handwriting, we are learning to write words containing alternative pronunciation for ‘a.’

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In English, we are learning to identify words that rhyme.

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In Maths, we are learning to measure volume.

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PE

Keep fit and active using GoNoodle and Cosmic Kids Yoga. You may also like to join in with PE with Joe Wicks (the Body Coach). Have fun!

Daily Tasks.

Spelling Frame- 15 minutes.

Reading with an adult- 15 minutes (any home book/Oxford owl book)

Once Upon a Time with Mrs Cooke.

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Friday 12th February 2021

 

Have a lovely half-term and a well-deserved break.

 I hope you are feeling very proud of yourselves as I am of all of you. 

Thank you for being true Year 1 CHAMP's

 

*When you have read 5 times, remember to send a photo of your reading record to golden.tickets@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk by 10am today so that you can enter the competition.*

*Don't forget to watch Mr Barron's Briefing.*

 

 

Reading Comprehension

Today I would like to complete the task in your CGP books, pages 72 and 73.

In Phonics and Handwriting, we are learning to write sentences using common exception words.

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In English, we are learning to read and follow a recipe and in Maths, we are learning to weigh ingredients.

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In Art, we are learning to take pictures of environmental art.

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Daily Tasks.

Spelling Frame- 15 minutes.

Reading with an adult- 15 minutes (any home book/Oxford owl book)

Once Upon a Time with Mrs Cooke.

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Thursday 11th February 2021

*When you have read 5 times, remember to send a photo of your reading record to golden.tickets@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk by Friday at 10am so that you can enter the competition.*

*Did you watch Mr Barron's Briefing yesterday? Are you going to try the challenges he has set*

*Did you guess the Secret Reader correctly? It will be revealed today.  

Reading Comprehension: Today I would like you to read the text and answer the questions.

In Phonics and Handwriting, we are learning to write sentences using common exception words.

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In English, we are learning to write the method part of the recipe.

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In maths, we are learning to record data.

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In DT, I would like you to design a pancake with your favourite topping. Use the PDF below to help you.

Daily Tasks.

Spelling Frame- 15 minutes.

Reading with an adult- 15 minutes (any home book/Oxford owl book)

Once Upon a Time with Mrs Cooke.

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Wednesday 10th February 2021

*When you have read 5 times, remember to send a photo of your reading record to golden.tickets@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk by Friday at 10am so that you can enter the competition.*

*Don't forget to look out for Mr Barron's Briefing today.*

*Did you guess the Secret Reader? Don't forget to email your guess to secret.reader@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk by 10 am on Thursday*

Reading Comprehension: Today I would like you to read the text and answer the questions.

In Phonics and Handwriting, we are consolidating our learning of the phase 5 digraphs.

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In English, we are learning to write a recipe.

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In Maths, we are learning to weigh different objects.

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In RE, we are learning about special books for different religions.

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Daily Tasks.

Spelling Frame- 15 minutes.

Reading with an adult- 15 minutes (any home book/Oxford owl book)

Once Upon a Time with Mrs Cooke.

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Tuesday 9th February 2021

*When you have read 5 times, remember to send a photo of your reading record to golden.tickets@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk by Friday at 10am so that you can enter the competition.*

*Have you seen Mr Barron's Briefing on Monday?*

*Secret Reader is back! Can you guess who it is?*

 

E-Safety Week: Today at 11:00am, I would like you to watch the BBC Live Lesson about E-Safety. The link to the BBC Live lesson is here however you can also watch it on CBBC. It is for 25 minutes. 

 

Reading Comprehension: Today I would like to read the text and answer the questions.

In Phonics and Handwriting, we are continuing to consolidate our phase 5 digraphs.

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In English, we are learning to write an invitation.

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In Maths, we are learning to find and compare objects of different weights.

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In Science, we are learning to understand how our 5 senses work.

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Daily Tasks.

Spelling Frame- 15 minutes.

Reading with an adult- 15 minutes (any home book/Oxford owl book)

Once Upon a Time with Mrs Cooke.

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Monday 8th February 2021

Well done Year 1 for being the class to have won the most Golden Tickets, keep it up!

 

Have you seen Mr Barron's latest briefing, Click here to watch it. 

 

* Remember to send the photos of your reading records to golden.tickets@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk by 10am Friday so that you can enter the Golden Tickets competition if you have read 5 times this week. Remember to put you are in Year 1.

 

 

Reading Comprehension: Today I would like to read the text about 'Shrove Tuesday' and answer the questions. 

In Phonics and Handwriting, we are consolidating our learning.

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In English, we are learning to answer questions about a text.

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In Maths, we are learning to measure objects using a ruler.

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PE

Keep fit and active using GoNoodle and Cosmic Kids Yoga. You may also like to join in with PE with Joe Wicks (the Body Coach). Have fun!

Daily Tasks.

Spelling Frame- 15 minutes.

Reading with an adult- 15 minutes (any home book/Oxford owl book)

Once Upon a Time with Mrs Cooke.

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Friday 5th February 2021

 

Have you seen Mr Barron's latest briefing, Click here to watch it. 

 

* Remember to send the photos of your reading records to golden.tickets@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk by 10am today so that you can enter the Golden Tickets competition if you have read 5 times this week. Remember to put you are in Year 1.

 

Next week, we will be focusing on Pancake Day. Therefore, for Friday's lesson you will need plain flour, milk and eggs. 

If you would like to make a poster.

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Optional Maths activity: Mrs Watson's Challenge of the Week! Email your answers to d.watson@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk by Monday evening. Good luck!

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Once Upon a Time with Mrs Cooke.

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Thursday 4th February 2021

 

Did you guess who the secret reader was? We will find out today who it was.

Send your guess to secretreader@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk

Lets see if we can be the class that gets the most guesses correct.

 

Have you seen Mr Barron's latest briefing, Click here to watch it. 

 

* Remember to send the photos of your reading records to golden.tickets@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk by 10am on Friday so that you can enter the Golden Tickets competition if you have read 5 times this week. Remember to put you are in Year 1.

 

 

Reading Comprehension

Today I would like to complete the task in your CGP books, pages 70 and 71.

In Phonics and Handwriting, we are learning to write words containing the split digraph o-e.

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In English, we are learning to write the end part of the story.

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In Maths, we are learning to use positional language.

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In PSHE/ Wellbeing week , we are learning about different emotions and how we can help ourselves but also others.

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Daily Tasks.

Spelling Frame- 15 minutes.

Reading with an adult- 15 minutes (any home book/Oxford owl book)

Once Upon a Time with Mrs Cooke.

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Wednesday 3rd February 2021

Who is reading the ‘Once Upon a Time story’ today?

 

Did you guess who the secret reader was?

Send your guess to secret.reader@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk

Lets see if we can be the class that gets the most guesses correct.

 

Have you seen Mr Barron's latest briefing, Click here to watch it. 

 

* Remember to send the photos of your reading records to golden.tickets@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk by 10am on Friday so that you can enter the Golden Tickets competition if you have read 5 times this week. Remember to put you are in Year 1.

 

 

Reading Comprehension

Today I would like to complete the task in your CGP books, pages 68 and 69.

In Phonics and Handwriting, we are learning to write words containing the split digraph e-e.

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In English, we are learning to write the middle part of the story.

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In Maths, we are learning to solve subtraction sums.

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In RE, we are learning about a special book called Noah’s Ark.

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Once Upon a Time with Mr Barron.

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Tuesday 2nd February 2021

Can you guess the Secret Reader? Once you have worked out who it is email your guess to secretreader@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk. Lets see if we can be the class that gets the most guesses correct.

Have you seen Mr Barron's latest briefing, Click here to watch it. 

* Remember to send the photos of your reading records to golden.tickets@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk by today at 10am so that you can enter the Golden Tickets competition if you have read 5 times this week. Remember to put you are in Year 1.

Reading Comprehension

Today I would like to complete the task in your CGP books, pages 66 and 67.

In Phonics and Handwriting, we are learning to write words containing the split digraph a-e.

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In English, we are learning to rewrite the beginning part of the story.

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In Maths, we are learning to solve addition sums.

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In Science, we are continuing to learn about our 5 senses.

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Daily Tasks.

Spelling Frame- 15 minutes.

Reading with an adult- 15 minutes (any home book/Oxford owl book)

Once Upon. a Time with Mrs Cooke.

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Monday 1st February 2021

Hope you had a lovely weekend.

Have you seen Mr Barron's latest briefing, Click here to watch it. 

* Remember to send the photos of your reading records to golden.tickets@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk by today at 10am so that you can enter the Golden Tickets competition if you have read 5 times this week. Remember to put you are in Year 1.

Reading Comprehension

Today I would like to complete the task in your CGP books, pages 64 and 65.

In Phonics and Handwriting, we are learning to write words that contain the split digraph i-e.

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In English, we are learning to act out a story

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In Maths, we are learning to write Chinese numbers.

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PE

Keep fit and active using GoNoodle and Cosmic Kids Yoga. You may also like to join in with PE with Joe Wicks (the Body Coach). Have fun!

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Daily Tasks.

Spelling Frame- 15 minutes.

Reading with an adult- 15 minutes (any home book/Oxford owl book)

Once Upon a Time with Mrs Cooke.

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Friday 29th January 2021

Did you guess the secret reader? Don’t forget to email your guess to secretreader@gadevalley.Herts.such.uk

 

Have you seen Mr Barron's latest briefing, did you see who was helping him? Click here to watch it. 

 

* Remember to send the photos of your reading records to golden.tickets@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk by today at 10am so that you can enter the Golden Tickets competition if you have read 5 times this week. Remember to put you are in Year 1.

Mrs Watson's Challenge of the Week! Email your answers to d.watson@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk by Monday evening. Good Luck!

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Reading Comprehension 

Today I would like to complete the task in your CGP books, pages 62 and 63.

In Phonics and Handwriting, we are learning to write sentences using the graphemes we have been learning this week.

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In English, we are learning to write a story using adjectives and verbs.

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In Maths, we are consolidating our learning using Take 5.

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In Art, we are learning to make a piece of land art.

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Daily Tasks.

Spelling Frame- 15 minutes.

Reading with an adult- 15 minutes (any home book/Oxford owl book)

Once Upon a Time with Mrs Cooke.

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Thursday 28th January 2021

Did you guess the secret reader? Don’t forget to email your guess to secretreader@gadevalley.Herts.such.uk Secret Reader being launched today.

 

Have you seen Mr Barron's latest briefing, did you see who was helping him? Click here to watch it. 

 

* Remember to send the photos of your reading records to golden.tickets@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk by today at 10am so that you can enter the Golden Tickets competition if you have read 5 times this week. Remember to put you are in Year 1.

Reading Comprehension 

Today I would like to complete the task in your CGP books, pages 60 and 61.

In Phonics and Handwriting, we are learning to recognise the different digraphs.

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In English, we are learning to identify verbs.

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In Maths, we are learning to use pictorial representation.

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In PSHE, we are learning to say what we are proud of.

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Daily Tasks.

Spelling Frame- 15 minutes.

Reading with an adult- 15 minutes (any home book/Oxford owl book)

Once Upon a Time with Mrs Cooke.

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Wednesday 27th January 2021

Did you guess the secret reader? Don’t forget to email your guess to secretreader@gadevalley.Herts.such.uk Secret Reader being launched today.

 

Have you seen Mr Barron's latest briefing? Click here to watch it. 

 

* Remember to send the photos of your reading records to golden.tickets@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk by today at 10am so that you can enter the Golden Tickets competition if you have read 5 times this week. Remember to put you are in Year 1.

 

Reading Comprehension 

Today I would like to complete the task in your CGP books, pages 58 and 59.

In Phonics and Handwriting, we are learning to write words containing the ‘ey’ digraph.

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In English, we are learning to write descriptive sentences.

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In Maths, we are learning to partition a number.

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In Science, we are learning to identify our different senses.

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Daily Tasks.

Spelling Frame- 15 minutes.

Reading with an adult- 15 minutes (any home book/Oxford owl book)

Once Upon a Time with Mrs Cooke.

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Tuesday 26th January 2021

Secret Reader being launched today.

Who could the secret reader be?

Go to the Home Learning page and click on the star for Secret Reader.

Listen to the story and send your guesses over to secret.reader@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk. You will find out who it is on Thurday.

Have you seen Mr Barron's latest briefing? Click here to watch it. 

 

* Remember to send the photos of your reading records to golden.tickets@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk by today at 10am so that you can enter the Golden Tickets competition if you have read 5 times this week. Remember to put you are in Year 1.

 

 

Reading Comprehension

Please use your CGP books, page 56 and 57. Read the text and then answer the questions.

In Phonics and Handwriting, we are learning to write words containing the ‘au’ digraph.

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In English, we are learning to use adjectives.

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In Maths, we are learning to order numbers.

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In RE, we are learning about special books.

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Daily Tasks.

Spelling Frame- 15 minutes.

Reading with an adult- 15 minutes (any home book/Oxford owl book)

Once Upon a Time with Mrs Cooke.

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Monday 25th January 2021

I hope you all had a lovely weekend. 

* Remember to send the photos of your reading records to golden.tickets@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk by today at 10am so that you can enter the Golden Tickets competition if you have read 5 times this week. Remember to put you are in Year 1.

Reading Comprehension

Please use your CGP books, page 55. Read the text and then answer the questions.

In Phonics and Handwriting, we are learning to write words containing the ‘oe’ digraph.

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In English, we are learning to understand adjectives.

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In Maths, we are learning to recognise and form our numbers correctly.

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Daily Tasks.

Spelling Frame- 15 minutes.

Reading with an adult- 15 minutes (any home book/Oxford owl book)

Once Upon a Time with Mrs Burtt.

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Friday 22nd January 2021

Have you seen Mr Barron's latest briefing? Who has won the Wonka Bar this week?

 Click here to watch it. 

* Remember to send the photos of your reading records to golden.tickets@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk by today at 10am so that you can enter the Golden Tickets competition if you have read 5 times this week. Remember to put you are in Year 1.

 

Reading Comprehension

Please read the text and then answer the questions.

In Phonics and Handwriting, we are learning to write words containing the aw, ew, wh and ph digraphs.

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In English, we are learning to use exclamation marks.

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In maths, we are learning to multiply in 10’s.

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In Art, we are going to learning about the artist Andy Goldsworthy.

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Daily Tasks.

Spelling Frame- 15 minutes.

Reading with an adult- 15 minutes (any home book/Oxford owl book)

Once upon a time with Miss Knott.

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Thursday 21st January 2021

Have you seen Mr Barron's latest briefing? Click here to watch it. 

* Remember to send the photos of your reading records to golden.tickets@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk by Friday at 10am so that you can enter the Golden Tickets competition if you have read 5 times this week. Remember to put you are in Year 1.

Reading Comprehension

Please read the text and then answer the questions. 

In Phonics and Handwriting, we are learning to write words containing the ‘ew’ digraph.

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In English, we are learning to understand when to use a question mark.

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In Maths, we are learning to multiply using a number line.

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History. Famous for Five Minutes.

In History, we are continuing with our work on inventors. This week, we are focusing on Leonardo Da Vinci and his amazing inventions. The picture below is a picture of him.

Please watch the clip below and then I would like you to design and make your own parachute. There is an example of how to make one below, obviously use what resources you have.

Have fun and I cannot wait to see them and how well they work.

Leonardo da Vinci's Flying Machines

Wednesday 20th January 2021

 

* Remember to send the photos of your reading records to golden.tickets@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk by Friday at 10am so that you can enter the Golden Tickets competition if you have read 5 times this week. Remember to put you are in Year 1.

Reading Comprehension

Please read the text 'Manchester' and then answer the questions. 

In Phonics and Handwriting, we are learning to write words containing the ‘ph’ digraph.

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In English, we are learning to write sentences.

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In Maths, we are learning to multiply in equal groups.

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In RE, we are finding out which books are special for different religions.

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Daily Tasks:

Spelling Frame- 15 minutes.

Reading with an adult- 15 minutes ( any home book/ Oxford owl book)

Once upon a time with Mrs Cooke.

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Tuesday 19th January 2021

 

* Have you seen Mr Barron's latest briefing? Click here to watch it. 

* Remember to send the photos of your reading records to golden.tickets@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk by Friday at 10am so that you can enter the Golden Tickets competition if you have read 5 times this week. Remember to put you are in Year 1.

Reading Comprehension

Please read the text 'Gifts for the twins' and then answer the questions. 

In Phonics and Handwriting, we are learning to write words containing ‘wh’ digraph.

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In English, we are learning to write sentences containing the ‘wh’ digraph.

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In Maths, we are learning to share in equal groups.

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In Science, we are learning about how we change as we grow older.

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Daily Tasks:

 

Spelling Frame- 15 minutes

Reading with an adult- 15 minutes (any home book/oxford owl book)

Once Upon A Time with Mrs Cooke.

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Monday 18th January 2021

 

* Congratulations for earning the most golden tickets this week!

* Have you seen Mr Barron's latest briefing? Click here to watch it. You will find out who our Year 1 Wonka Bar winner is too!

* Remember to send your photos of your reading records to golden.tickets@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk by Friday at 10am so that you can enter the Golden Tickets competition if you have read 5 times this week. 

Reading Comprehension

Please read the text 'Pete's Silver' and then answer the questions. 

In Handwriting and Phonics, we are learning to write words containing the ‘aw’ digraph.

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In English, we are learning to separate words with spaces.

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In Maths, we are learning to share in equal groups.

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PE

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Once Upon A Time with Mrs Walker

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Friday 15th January 2021

 

* Remember to send your photos of your reading records to golden.tickets@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk by this morning at 10am so that you can enter the Golden Tickets competition if you have read 5 times this week. 

Reading Comprehension

Please read the text 'The Whoopsit' and then answer the questions. 

In Handwriting and Phonics, we are learning to write words containing the ‘ue’ digraph

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In English, we are learning to identify the five vowels

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In Maths, we are learning to subtract using different methods

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History

We are going to continue learning all about some interesting inventors! We learnt all about Garrett A. Morgan earlier on this week and today we are learning all about the Wright Brothers! The Wright Brothers are the first people to have invented the aeroplane. Please watch the video below that explains a little more about the Wright Brothers and their amazing invention.  

"Great Inventors: The Wright Brothers" by Adventure Academy

Once you’ve watched the video, your challenge today is to create your very own paper aeroplane! You can then decorate your paper aeroplane in any way you like – what could you draw on it? A fun activity would be the see how far your aeroplane can travel. How could you measure how far it travelled? Perhaps you could measure using hand spans, your feet or even a measuring tape. Have lots of fun!  

Once Upon A Time with Mrs Bankole

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Thursday 14th January 2021

 

* Have you seen Mr Barron's latest briefing? Click here to watch it.

* When you have read 5 times, remember to send a photo of your planner to golden.tickets@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk by Friday at 10am so that you can enter the competition. 

Reading Comprehension

Please read the text 'The Queen's Elephant' and then answer the questions. 

In Handwriting and Phonics, we are learning to write words containing the 'ue' digraph.

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In English, we are learning to join sentences together using ‘and’

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In Maths, we are learning to add numbers using different methods.

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In Science, we are learning about parts of the body

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Once Upon A Time with Mrs Cooke

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Wednesday 13th January 2021

 

* When you have read 5 times, remember to send a photo of your planner to golden.tickets@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk by Friday at 10am so that you can enter the competition. 

Reading Comprehension

Please read the text 'Taking care of a dog' and then answer the questions. 

In Handwriting and Phonics, we are learning to write words containing the ‘ir’ digraph.

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In English, we are learning to join words using ‘and’.

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In Maths, we are learning the number bonds to 20.

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In RE, we are learning about special books.

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Once Upon A Time with Mrs Walker

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Tuesday 12th January 2021

 

Good morning Year 1! I hope you have been enjoying your home learning. 
* When you have read 5 times, remember to send a photo of your reading record to golden.tickets@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk by Friday at 10am so that you can enter the competition.

‘oy’ digraph

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In English we are learning to use the correct punctuation in our sentences.

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In Maths today we are going to be practising our number bonds to 10.

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PE

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Once Upon A Time with Mrs Bankole

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Monday 11th January 2021

 

Good morning Year 1! I hope you've had a restful weekend and have enjoyed spending time with your families.

today, Mr Barron will be posted up a new briefing. You can click here to view it.

I hope you all have a great day and that you are all keeping safe. 

Reading Comprehension

For today's reading comprehension, we are going to be reading Toast.

Have a go at reading the text and use your phonics to sound out any words you're not sure of. You might be able to spot lots of words from the phase 4 consonant clusters! If you find any words really challenging then read the rest of the sentence and you may be able to work out what the word is. Once, you've read the text, have a go at reading and answering the questions. Remember to read questions carefully and look for any key words in the text. 

Good luck and have fun!

Phonics & Handwriting 

In phonics, we are are going to be learning to read and write some words using the 'ea' sound. Have a look at the video below and have a practise at writing  the words. Once you've completed writing the words, have a go at the 'ea' words.  Can you spot the 'ea' sound in the words and colour them in? Extra challenge: Can you identify which words are alien words and which words are real words? Remember that, if you don't have a printer at home, don't worry as you could write the words out.

Have fun! I look forward to seeing all of your fantastic writing!

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English - Forming Sentences

This week, we are going to be focusing our English lessons on sentence structure. Today, we are going to be focusing on making a Super sentence and, most importantly, checking it makes sense.

Forming a Sentence

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Now have a go at completing  page 7 in your CGP book.  Remember you can use the video and page 6 in your books to help you too. 

Good luck!

Maths

Welcome back Mathematicians!  I hope you've brought your Maths brains with you as they'll be really useful for today's lesson. This week, we will focusing our learning on Adding and Subtracting. Today, we will be looking at the addition and subtraction signs.

Using the Add (+), Subtract (-) and Equals (=) Signs.

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Now complete page 25 in your Maths CGP book. Remember, if you find it tricky, don't forget to use the video and page 24 to help you. 

Good luck!

History & Art 

This week, you are going to use your Time Machine to meet some interesting Inventors. I promised you that during this topic, you will be going on an exciting adventure and step into a 'time machine' to meet some inventors from the past. Today, you are to meet Garrett A. Morgan who was the inventor of the traffic light. Have a look at the video below to learn all about him. 

Once, you've watched the video, I would like you to create your very own traffic light. You can be as creative as you like and use any materials that you have at home, or you can simply draw your traffic light - it's completely up to you! Also, if you're out and about on walk, perhaps you can spot how many traffic lights you see. 

Enjoy, have lots of fun being creative!

GARRETT MORGAN (Traffic Light Inventor)

Once upon a Time - The Snail and the Whale

Listen to the story of The Snail and the Whale. One little snail longs to see the world and hitches a lift on the tail of an enormous whale. Together they go on an amazing journey, past icebergs and volcanoes, sharks and penguins, and the little snail feels so small in the vastness of the world. But when disaster strikes and the whale is beached in a bay, it's the tiny snail's big plan that saves the day.

The Snail and the Whale

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Friday 8th January 2021

Reading Comprehension

For today's reading comprehension, we are going to be reading The Twins.

Have a go at reading the text and use your phonics to sound out any words you're not sure of. You might be able to spot lots of words from the phase 4 consonant clusters! If you find any words really challenging then read the rest of the sentence and you may be able to work out what the word is. Once, you've read the text, have a go at reading and answering the questions. Remember to read questions carefully and look for any key words in the text. 

Good luck and have fun!

Phonics & Handwriting 

In phonics, we are are going to be learning to read and write some words using the 'ie' sound. Have a look at the video below and have a practise at writing  the words. Once you've completed writing the words, have a go at the ie words.  Can you spot the 'ie' sound in the words and colour them in? Extra challenge: Can you identify which words are alien words and which words are real words? Remember that, if you don't have a printer at home, don't worry as you could write the words out.

Have fun! I look forward to seeing all of your fantastic writing!

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English - Long Vowel Sounds

I was very impressed with your effort with your English activity - you must be really proud of yourselves. 

Today, we are continuing to learn the vowel sounds. We will be learning the long 'i' sound, long ' o' sound  and long 'oo' sound.

Vowel Sounds

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Now have a go at completing  page 25 in your CGP book.  Remember you can use the video and page 24 in your books to help you too. 

Good luck!

Maths

Good morning Mathematicians!  Well done for putting lots of effort with your Maths -  keep up the fantastic work. Today will be learning one more and one less from a given number. We will be using a number line to help us with our counting. Have a look at the video below to see today's activity. 

Finding one more

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Now complete page 17 in your Maths CGP book. Remember, if you find it tricky, don't forget to use the video and page 16 to help you. 

Good luck!

History & Art 

Earlier this week, we started our new topic on Inventors. I promised you that during this topic, you will be going on an exciting adventure and step into a 'time machine' to meet some inventors from the past. Next week, you will start to meet some of these inventors but for today, I would like you to create your very own time machine. You can be as creative as you like and use any materials that you have at home, or you can simply draw your time machine - it's completely up to you! Have a look at the video below which will explain what a time machine is. I have also attached a template to show you one way of drawing your time machine to. Don't forget to send me pictures of your work - I'd love to see your fabulous creations. 

Enjoy, have lots of fun being creative!

History for kids - Travel through Time

Daily Tasks:

 

Spelling Frame- 15 minutes

Reading with an adult- 15 minutes (any home book/oxford owl book)

Once upon a Time - The Secret of Black Rock

Listen to the story of The Secret of Black Rock. You will meet Erin who is fascinated by the Black Rock. The tale is told that The Black Rock is a huge, scary and dark object in the sea that destroys any boats or anything that comes near it. Erin goes on an adventure to find out if this is really true...

The Secret of Black Rock

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Thursday 7th January 2021

Reading Comprehension

For today's reading comprehension, we are going to be reading In the Tent.

Have a go at reading the text and use your phonics to sound out any words you're not sure of. You might be able to spot lots of words from the phase 4 consonant clusters! If you find any words really challenging then read the rest of the sentence and you may be able to work out what the word is. Once, you've read the text, have a go at reading and answering the questions. Remember to read questions carefully and look for any key words in the text. 

Good luck and have fun!

Phonics & Handwriting 

In phonics, we are are going to be learning to read and write some words using the 'ou' sound. Have a look at the video below and have a practise at writing  the words. Once you've completed writing the words, have a go at the Phoneme Spotter activity.  Can you spot the 'ou' sound in the sentences? Be careful , though, as there are some words that will try to trick you. 

Have fun! I look forward to seeing all of your fantastic writing!

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English - Long Vowel Sounds

I hope you've still got your phonics brains on as you'll need them for your English activity. 

In English, we are continuing to learn the vowel sounds. Have a look at the video below to see which sounds we are going to be learning! Can you help Mrs Russ to choose the correct sounds?

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Now have a go at completing  page 27 in your CGP book.  Remember you can use the video and page 26 in your books to help you too. 

Good luck!

Maths

Welcome back Mathematicians!  Mrs Russ needs your help with some counting. Can you help her to count the objects? You will need to help her to compare the numbers too!

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Now complete page 13 in your Maths CGP book. Remember, if you find it tricky, don't forget to use the video and page 12 to help you. 

Good luck!

PSHE - Set a simple goal (New Year's Resolutions)

In PSHE, we are learning about our dreams and goals. In January, it is a tradition to set a New Year's Resolution. A New Year's Resolution is a goal that you would like to achieve this year. Today, you are going to set yourself a simple goal that you would like to achieve this year. It could be a simple as learning to do your zip on your coat or to eat more vegetables at dinner time! I look forward to hearing all about your goals this year.

Good luck and have lots of fun!

Daily Tasks:

 

Spelling Frame- 15 minutes

Reading with an adult- 15 minutes (any home book/oxford owl book)

Once upon a Time - Penny and Pup

Listen to the story of Penny and Pup on how she loves her big floppy toy pup. Penny thinks she doesn't need any other friends - not Henry the fat cat or Betsy the rabbit or even Matt the lost cub. But one day Pup gets lost and Penny doesn't know what to do. Who can she turn for help?

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Happy New Year!

 

Hello everybody! We hope you all had a fantastic Christmas break and you enjoyed spending lots of time with your families. We hope you enjoy all of the new and exciting learning that we have got planned for you. While I'm recovering from being poorly, Mrs Russ will be temporarily covering me so you may hear her voice on the videos.

We would love to see your work so please email me any pictures to year1@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk. It will definitely put a big smile on our faces.

 

Keep safe, have fun and remember to be kind to your parents!

 

Mrs Burtt and Mrs Cooke

Wednesday 6th January 2021

Reading Comprehension

For today's reading comprehension, we are going to be reading Croak! Croak! Croak! 

Have a go at reading the text and use your phonics to sound out any words you're not sure of. You might be able to spot lots of words from the phase 4 consonant clusters! If you find any words really challenging then read the rest of the sentence and you may be able to work out what the word is. Once, you've read the text, have a go at reading and answering the questions. Remember to read questions carefully and look for any key words in the text. 

Good luck and have fun!

 

Phonics & Handwriting 

In phonics, we are are going to be learning to read and write some words using the 'ay' sound. Have a look at the video below and have a practise at writing  the words. Once you've completed writing the words, have a go at playing the game and reading them on board. For an extra challenge, can you write your won sentences using today's chosen words?

Have fun! I look forward to seeing all of your fantastic writing!

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English - Long Vowel Sounds

Are you a phonics whizz?  In English, we are learning the vowel sounds. Have a look at the sounds Mr Thorne is teaching us! Can you help him identify all the different ways to spell the long vowel sounds?

ai ae ay ei eigh a - Phonics Alternative Spellings

oi oy - Alternative Spellings

ee ea ey y e ie - Alternative Spellings

Now have a go at completing page 23 in your CGP book.  Remember you can use the videod and page 22 in your books to help you too. 

Good luck!

Maths

Are you a Maths genius? Do you think you can remember all of your numbers to 100? Have a look at the video below to count to 100. Join in with the actions too! 

Counting To 100 by 1s

Now complete page 11 in your Maths CGP book. Remember, if you find it tricky, don't forget to use the video and page 10 to help you. 

Good luck!

History - What do Inventors do?

In History, we are learning about some exciting inventors. Today, you are going to go on an exciting adventure and step into a time machine to meet some inventors from the past. You will need to read some facts about these inventors and there will be a little activity for you to complete afterwards to see what exciting facts you have learnt! I look forward to hearing all about the interesting facts you have discovered.

Good luck and have lots of fun!

Daily Tasks:

 

Spelling Frame- 15 minutes

Reading with an adult- 15 minutes (any home book/oxford owl book)

Once upon a Time - Winnie Flies Again

Listen to the story of Winnie Flies Again on how she encounters lots of challenges when her and Wilbur are flying in the air. She loves travelling by broomstick but unfortunately she has a few mid- air crashes. Winnie tries to use her magic to turn her broomstick into different methods of transport but accidents still happen. Will Winnie find the answers to her problems?

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