Summer 2 Home Learning w/c: 13 July 2020

One final week in 1G and then you will be officially known as 2S, belonging to Mrs Scott :)
Well... what a strange way to end the school year!
I was excited to work with you all when I came back to school after becoming a mummy to Frank.  We had 12 very busy weeks together before we all went into lockdown and you all made brilliant progress in your short time with me. You should be very proud of yourselves!
Then 12 weeks later it's time to pass you on to Mrs Scott for you to continue your learning journey at Blakehill. 
I'd like to say a big thank you to all your grown ups at home for supporting you in your learning during the last few months. They deserve a big hug from you and huge thank you as they've worked super hard to make sure you have continued to learn and progress. Parents, it's time to relax and enjoy your summer without any learning!
(Maybe share a few books but more importantly make beautiful memories as a family.)
I will be excited to see you all again in September and I will look out for you in school. I will wave to you all,from a distance! 
Keep working hard, keep smiling and be you! 
Each and every one of you are all unique and fabulous in your own little way.
Have a fabulous summer holidays and stay safe. 
Love from, Miss Gardner xxx
Hello 1G it's Mrs Carter here, just a little message to say I have really enjoyed working with you all in year 1 and I will miss you all. I hope you have lots of fun in the summer holidays and enjoy year 2. See you in September back at school. Love From, Mrs Carter xxx
PS The Summer reading challenge is below if you would like to take part. x
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This week on White Rose the focus is all about 'Time'. Your daily lesson focus looks like this:
Monday - Telling time to the hour
Tuesday - Telling time to the half hour
Wednesday - Writing time
Thursday - Comparing time
Friday - Maths Challenge Day!
Learning clips are available on the WRMH Home Learning Page and work packs are available at the school office.
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BBC Bitesize also provides further support for lessons and adds a link each day. Here is the link for Monday:
Take a look at to support your phonics work. There are some free games to access and one I think you would really enjoy is called 'Yes/No Yeti' in the Phase 5 resources. Can you help the penguins escape? Read the Yeti’s question and choose either ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ to run across the bridge to safety.
Giraffe's Can't Dance
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There are lots of discussion points in this story. Take 15 minutes to just sit and chat with your grown up about the story. I love a story with an important moral behind it. :)
  • The animals think that Gerald can't dance. Sometimes people say 'there is no such word as can't'. What does this mean?

  • How might Gerald feel when the other animals are laughing and waiting for him to dance? How should they behave instead?

  • Discuss what the difference is between laughing at someone and laughing with someone.
Task 1:
I love this book - and I think love it because there are lots of rhyming words!
Watch the link or dig out the story from your bookshelf and see if you can spot all the rhyming words. Who can spot the most?
Task 2:
The first page includes a number of words used to describe a giraffe. Can you think of any more?
Can you write your own description of Gerald the Giraffe? 
You could include:
  • What he looks like
  • Where he lives 
  • What his personality is like
You could do a role on the wall first to jot down your ideas :)
Task 3: (Play the video from 3 minutes and 40 seconds)
When the cricket plays his violin, Gerald starts 'shuffling', 'swaying' and 'swishing'.
Can you think of other words that might describe how he moves?
Think about the other animals in the story. Can you think about how they might move? What verbs could you use?
Task 4
This is your final piece of writing in Year 1!
I would LOVE it if you could all have a go at this and send it in to me on eschools or at the office.
It would help Mrs Scott see what brilliant writers you are!
Retell the story and think about everything you have learnt in Year 1! Show off what you can do - I look forward to reading them.
Reading Comprehension- Giraffe's Can't Dance