Wood End School

Headteacher: Mr Richard Boulton

Yeomans Avenue, Harpenden Hertfordshire AL5 3EF

admin@woodend.herts.sch.uk

01582 761636

Wood End School will re-open on Monday 1st June for Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6. Watch out on the news page for Twitter videos from staff. Two new email addresses: homelearning@woodend.herts.sch.uk to post any questions you may have from the work given on the class pages, and password@woodend.herts.sch.uk in case you forget your logins for any of the school recommended websites. Stay indoors and keep safe!

Welcome to our Year 1 page

Our class teachers are Miss Hills (Cedar Class), and Miss Honess (Chestnut Class)

Curriculum letter, spring term 2020

Welcome Presentation 2019

E-Safety Workshop Wednesday 24th April 2019 

 

Coronavirus:  Time Capsules and A Book for Children

In the future, people will look back on the events of 2020 as a historical topic.  To help you and your families record how lockdown affected you and your daily routines we thought we would share this time capsule booklet with you.  There are two editions, one for the children and one for adults, we thought it would be a lovely opportunity for you to sit and discuss what is going on in the world at the moment as a family.  We have also included a pdf called ‘Coronavirus: A book for children’ which may help you to answer some of the questions that we are sure the children have. 

Children Time Capsule Booklet

Adult Time Capsule Booklet

'Coronavirus: A book for children' 

 

 

Home Learning

 

Parents and carers,

Due to school closure we are providing a range of learning resources for children to access at home.  It would be useful if your child could spend some time each day on English, Maths and Reading whilst also remaining active. 

Teachers will be uploading links and resources regularly so please continue to check the class page each Monday. 

Miss Hills and Miss Honess

 

Please follow the following link for a list of government recommended websites to help home learning

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-online-education-resources/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-online-education-resources-for-home-education#maths

 

Design a Bear Art Competition

Click this link for some Screen free activities

Phonics Common Exception word booklet (click here)

 Handwriting practice here

Week 7 School Home Learning Overview Plan - Click here for Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Topic and Art activities

English

This week in English we are going to learn about nouns and plurals.

Just for fun - use this Twinkl Go pin to have a go at some interactive wordsearches – HX7231 www.twinkl.co.uk/go 

Day 1 – What is a noun?

Have a look at the attached PowerPoint which explains what a noun is.

You might also like this video https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zrqqtfr/articles/zpd8ng8

Read your favourite book and hunt for the nouns in it. Complete this sheet by sorting the nouns you found into people, places and things.

Day 2 – Sorting nouns, verbs and adjectives

Have a go at this game sorting nouns, adjectives and verbs http://www.bigbrownbear.co.uk/demo/rocket.htm

Complete the attached sheet by writing some nouns, verbs and adjectives linked to the picture. If you would like to be reminded about adjectives click here or verbs click here.

Day 3 – Writing using nouns, verbs and adjectives

Use these picture prompts to write some creative sentences, then use different coloured pencils to underline the verbs, nouns and adjectives you have used. It might help to plan what you will write first by talking about it with an adult and writing down some of the verbs, nouns and adjectives you will use.

Alternative activity – You could use any other alternative prompt you like for your writing – writing about your day, about your toys, a story you enjoy, use the pictures and words from yesterdays activity - it is up to you but remember to try and use a variety of nouns, verbs and adjectives.

Day 4 – Plurals

Have a look at the attached PowerPoint to learn about plurals, then complete the activities included in this PowerPoint. Write your sentences down on a sheet of paper.

Day 5 – Plurals

Have a go at this plurals sheet. Write some sentences using words from the sheet and remember the rules for adding –s or –es. This is also a good time to practice spelling number words to twenty, eg Yesterday I visited the zoo and I saw a panda, two chimpanzees and eleven foxes.

 

 

Maths

This week’s Maths focus money. There will be various activities available to complete on the website. There are a large variety of games available on the internet for children to play and we have included some useful links below. There are also a few games on https://www.twinkl.co.uk/go using the PIN: AP3745

 

Day 1- Recognising coins and making amounts. First look at the attached PowerPoint presentation or PDF then complete the attached sheet.

Day 2- Making amounts First look at the attached PowerPoint presentation or PDF then complete one of the attached sheets either the easier sheet or the harder sheet.

Day 3- Comparing amounts First look at the attached PowerPoint presentation or PDF then complete the attached sheet.

Day 4- Working out change First watch the following video https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zwvgkqt Play the following game on Working out change https://natwest.mymoneysense.com/students/students-5-8/the-change-game/ Then complete the attached sheet Choose from *,** or*** challenge.

Day 5- Problem solving Look at the attached PowerPoint presentation and complete some of the problems. Feel free to complete as many of the problems as you wish. If using PDF there is a version without answers (click here) and a version with answers attached (click here).

 

Throughout the week if you have any coins at home practise adding coins, play shops together, practise giving change, practise making amounts.

 

Useful links:

30 videos to watch on money https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zp8dmp3/resources/1

Super movers money video https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-maths-money/zht4nrd

Toy Shop game https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/toy-shop-money

Ordering, sorting and counting coins https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/coins-game

A variety of coin games https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/money

 

Science

Watch the following video https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zpxnyrd

Plant some seeds and complete a diary of their growth. You can use the attached sheet or make up your own way of recording how your seed grows. Remember to water them daily and look closely at how they change each day.

 

Topic – complete this project over the next 2 weeks

Now it is time to think about holidays from the past, even further back in the past than your parents or grandparents holidays!! Watch these Magic Grandad videos that show examples of some aspects of holidays from the past

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZlL77ZfXkI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWgnpY4L9so

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exFmcLMjKsw

What can you see? What seaside activities and entertainment do they have that is different to our holidays nowadays?

Where are they going on holiday and how did people get there?

What do they wear at the beach? What is a bathing machine?

What is a Punch and Judy show?

We would like you to research holidays from the past and some of the different things you have seen in these videos. It is up to you how you present what you find out. Some ideas include:

  • Create your own Punch and Judy puppets and put on a show.
  • Design your own bathing costume and then design a bathing costume/beach outfit that would have been appropriate in the past.
  • Create a poster advertising a bathing machine.
  • Create a poster advertising a British beach resort and the activities on offer eg Great Yarmouth
  • Write a diary entry describing a holiday to the beach.
  • Research some of the old fashioned technology you spot in the videos – cameras, trains, films

You might find these resources useful:

Seaside Holidays powerpoint

Seaside Holidays factfile

Sorting activity

Punch and Judy powerpoint

Punch and Judy puppets

https://historicengland.org.uk/services-skills/education/teaching-activities/what-did-people-do-at-the-seaside-in-the-past/

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks1history.html# seaside activity

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/audio-stories-victorian-seaside/zfxjkmn

Week 6 School Home Learning Overview Plan - Click here for Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Topic and Art activities

English

English – Week 6 The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch

Day 1 – Your favourite meal

Listen to the story again and look at all the delicious lunches Mrs Grinling makes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46wCRq50Wwg

Today I would like you to design your own favourite meal. Write a shopping list of all the things you would need to buy to make your meal. Draw your meal and label it with adjectives to describe it (delicious, tasty, crispy, salty etc).

Day 2 - Character profile

Listen to the story again and think carefully about the different characters in the story. Can you think of any adjectives to describe the characters? You will need to think about their appearance and their personality. Choose a character and write some sentences to describe them. You could choose Mr or Mrs Grinling, the seagulls or even Hamish the cat. Use this sheet or create your own.

Day 3 - Today you are going to rewrite some of the story as your own.

Mr Grinling has been enjoying his lunches but now the seagulls have come back again! Mrs Grinling needs to think of a new way to stop the seagulls. What might she do to stop them? (make a new kind of yucky sandwich, put the pet dog in the basket etc). You might like to plan your idea before you write by talking about it with an adult or older sibling or drawing a picture.

When Mr Grinling returned home on Saturday he…

So on Sunday Mrs Grinling prepared….

Day 4 - Today you are going to write what happens next.

The seagulls can see the lunch coming down the wire and they are excited! When they pull the cover off what do they find? What do they do and say? Think about adjectives to describe how the seagulls move and the sounds they make. You could plan your idea before you write by talking about it with an adult or older sibling or drawing a picture.

The seagulls flew towards…

As they pulled the napkin off the basket…

Day 5 – Phonics activities

Today there are some different phonics activities for you to have a go at focusing on the ee sound, which can be spelled ee (see) ea (seat) e-e (even) ey (monkey) y (happy). You can choose one or two activities to complete.

 

 

Maths

This week’s Maths focus will be a focus on number including making amounts, partitioning numbers into tens and ones and sorting numbers. 

 

Day 1- ‘Find a part’ First visit the following website https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ and complete lesson 3 The children have done these part whole models before but there is a video to watch to remind them of what to do. Following this complete the activity click here.

Day 2- Add by counting on- First visit the following website https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ and complete lesson 4. Again there is a video for the children to watch then an activity to complete click here.

Day 3- Partitioning Watch the video on https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z8sfr82/articles/zw4g2nb and have a go at the game afterwards. Look at the attached PowerPoint or PDF and complete the attached partitioning sheet.

Day 4- Partitioning complete one or both of these games to continue to practice partitioning  https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/place-value-basketball http://www.ictgames.com/sharkNumbers/mobile/index.html  After this complete the following sheet.

Day 5- Sorting numbers First complete the following game on Twinkl Go using the PIN: JO2160                                 After this look at the attached challenge.

 

Attached here is also a Spring Themed Maths booklet… this is completely optional but is just something extra that is quite fun to complete. Click here for answer booklet.

Useful links:

Partitioning numbers- https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=diennesandcoinsv3

 

Science

Look at the attached ‘Teriffic Trees’ powerpoint and discover the difference between deciduous and evergreen trees. Go for a nature walk and see if you can find a variety of deciduous and evergreen trees while you are out. Feel free to take photos or try and find out the trees names and sort them into deciduous and evergreen.

 

Topic – complete this project over the next 2 weeks

Now it is time to think about holidays from the past, even further back in the past than your parents or grandparents holidays!! Watch these Magic Grandad videos that show examples of some aspects of holidays from the past

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZlL77ZfXkI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWgnpY4L9so

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exFmcLMjKsw

What can you see? What seaside activities and entertainment do they have that is different to our holidays nowadays?

Where are they going on holiday and how did people get there?

What do they wear at the beach? What is a bathing machine?

What is a Punch and Judy show?

We would like you to research holidays from the past and some of the different things you have seen in these videos. It is up to you how you present what you find out. Some ideas include:

  • Create your own Punch and Judy puppets and put on a show.
  • Design your own bathing costume and then design a bathing costume/beach outfit that would have been appropriate in the past.
  • Create a poster advertising a bathing machine.
  • Create a poster advertising a British beach resort and the activities on offer eg Great Yarmouth
  • Write a diary entry describing a holiday to the beach.
  • Research some of the old fashioned technology you spot in the videos – cameras, trains, films

You might find these resources useful:

Seaside Holidays powerpoint

Seaside Holidays factfile

Sorting activity

Punch and Judy powerpoint

Punch and Judy puppets

https://historicengland.org.uk/services-skills/education/teaching-activities/what-did-people-do-at-the-seaside-in-the-past/

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks1history.html# seaside activity

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/audio-stories-victorian-seaside/zfxjkmn

Week 5 School Home Learning Overview Plan (Please click here)

Home Learning Resources

 

Phonics Common Exception word booklet (click here)

 Handwriting practice here

English

This week our English lessons are based around a new story.

Parents please keep any details about the story, the title, characters or other activities this week secret for Monday and Tuesday’s activities!

Day 1 – Today we are going to look at some clues about our new book and ask some questions about it. Have a look at the picture below. What can you see? What do you think might be happening?

The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch | The Met

Write some questions that you would like answered about our new story. For example

Why does the man look upset?

Where is the story set?

Where has the rope come from?

This is a good opportunity to practice spelling question words – who, what, when, where and why. Remember to use a question mark at the end of your questions.

 

Day 2 – Today you are going to make some predictions about our new story. Remember predictions are sensible guesses so there is no right or wrong.

Write some sentences explaining what you predict about the story using the word ‘because’. For example

I think the man is grumpy because…

I know that part of the story is set by the seaside because…

 

Day 3 - Listen to our new story  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46wCRq50Wwg

Complete some of these reading comprehension questions. You can complete them verbally or write your answers in full sentences.

 

Day 4 and 5 – For the next two days I would like you to listen to our story and become really familiar with it so that you can start to retell it yourself. Here is a simplified version of the story for you to use.

Choose one or two of these activities:

 

Maths

This week’s Maths focus will be time and shape. There will be a variety of worksheets on the school’s website to complete as well as videos to watch and games to play.

Twinkl Go games to play throughout the week:

Complete the following quizzes on days of the week and months of the year https://www.twinkl.co.uk/go using the following PIN: ZW6391

Complete the following game on time https://www.twinkl.co.uk/go using the following PIN: TW7950

Complete the following quizzes on 2D shapes https://www.twinkl.co.uk/go using the following PIN: EZ0438

Complete the following on 3D shape properties https://www.twinkl.co.uk/go using the following PIN: MB2975

Day 1- Time (Sequencing daily routines into morning, afternoon and evening)

Discuss with your child what sorts of things we do in the morning, afternoon and evening. Can you think of 3 things we do in the morning? Afternoon? Evening?

Have a go at singing the attached song about the morning, afternoon and evening. Lyrics (click here) Backing track (click here)

Complete the attached sheet and place pictures in the correct place- morning, afternoon or evening. Do you do some activities more than once during the day?

 

Day 2- Time (Days of the week and seasons of the year)

Listen to the following songs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKqAblcwFOA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5enDRrWyXaw&list=PLqv4y60m_3_BsDssdzvrCueiho5Tc-1j8

Look at the following PDF and discuss the questions.

Complete the attached sheets Days of the week and/ or Months of the year

*** Extra challenge… Practise spelling the days of the week without looking at them. Can you spell them all correctly? You can use the attached sheet if you wish.

 

Day 3- Time (Telling the time)

First look at the attached PPT or PDF version.

Complete the attached worksheet, choose either the easy, middle or hard sheet.

 

Day 4- 2D shape (naming and properties)

Watch the following video on https://www.twinkl.co.uk/go using PIN: PQ9814

Look at the 2D shape PowerPoint or PDF version

Then either complete the attached naming shapes sheet or complete a 2D shape hunt around your home using the following sheet.

 

Day 5- 3D shape (naming and properties)

Look at the 3D shape PowerPoint or PDF version

Then either complete the attached naming shapes sheet or complete a 3D shape hunt around your home using the following sheet.

Useful links:

Days of the week https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zrqqtfr/articles/ztjg39q

2D and 3D shapes clips on https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zjv39j6

How to tell the time https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zhk82hv/articles/zcmdwxs

Supermovers telling the time https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-maths-telling-the-time/zk4t8xs

Various Numberjacks videos on YouTube related to shape

 

Science

Have a go at designing your own garden! Look at the attached PowerPoint or PDF Version then design your own garden either on the attached sheet or on a piece of paper or you could build a model!

 

 

 

Great Fire of London Workshop - Friday 31st January 2020

Fifty nine excited Year 1 children were transported back to 1666 as they took part in the History Off the Page Workshop last week. Through drama and practical activities they found out what it would be like to live through the Great Fire of London. The children will be using this experience in their History lessons. Thank you to the PTA for helping to fund this wonderful event. 

Year 1 - Christmas Performance - A King is Born - Friday 6th December 2019

Well done to Year 1 who were quite superb on Friday as they performed 'A King is Born'. They sang, and acted with such enthusiasm and energy. It was a fantastic show. 

Documents

High Frequency Word Checklist

Please find listed below  documents providing information about Letters and Sounds.

General Letters and Sounds

Phase 3-4 Words   Phase 5 Words

Useful Websites

 phonics  Phonics Play