Teachers weekly updates

6/7/2020

Good morning Year 1! Happy Monday!

We hope that you are all well – we are missing all of you! We also hope that you had a lovely weekend and had some rest. 

You have worked so well over the recent weeks and we are very proud of you. Have a little go at some of these challenges - we know you can do them and can’t wait to see your work!

Hopefully by now, you have had a look at the 'Meet Your New Teachers' page on the website (News, July 2020, Meet Your New Teachers).

This week is the Virtual Merseyside School Games 2020!
 
There are challenges for each day of the week. We would love to see you join in and let us know how you get on! Share your pictures and videos to our school Twitter account @Riverside_Pri using the hashtag #AlwaysARiversider.

Challenge 1: Maths:

Continue to complete challenges on Purple Mash if you have access to this (check in 2dos).

Activities which you can have a go at:

  • Practise counting to 50. Extra challenge: why don’t you have a go at counting to 100? Can you draw 50 small bubbles on a piece of paper with numbers 0-50 inside them? Which bubbles match together to make a total of 50? For example, 20 would match with 30! For a super, super challenge, try skip counting by counting in 2s! Remember to start at 0 and miss out every other number.

  • We have done some addition and subtraction involving money in class, so let’s try and remember and consolidate our skills. Look at the picture of the coins below. Your first step is to identify the coins and work out how much money you have altogether. Next, let’s pretend you have gone to a shop and want to spend some money. Work out which coins you would need to use to pay for the items below. There may be more than one possibility!

Just a chocolate bar (costing 10p)

Just a packet of fruit (costing 20p)

A chocolate bar and a packet of fruit (10p + 20p = ___)

This is a tricky challenge so if you find it difficult, use a number line or draw out the question to help you e.g. draw circles and cross out.

  • Spot my mistake!

Miss Jones has had a go at working systematically to find all number bonds to make the number 12. However, she may have made a couple of mistakes. Can you help her fix them? Extra challenge: can you write the number bonds in different ways? e.g. 12 + 0 = 12, 0 + 12 = 12, 12 = 12 + 0, 12 = 0 + 12

12 + 0 = 0

11 + 1 = 12

10 + 2 = 10

3 + 9 = 12

8 + 4 = 12

7 + 5 = 12

6 + 6 = 6

5 + 7 = 10

4 + 8 = 12

3 + 9 = 11

2 + 10 = 20

1 + 11 = 1

0 + 12 = 12

Extra maths challenge:
 
This week, let's try something new!
 
Let's have a go at finding halves and finding quarters.
 
Draw a big pizza and add your favourite toppings on to it.
 
Then, cut it in to half to share with somebody else, then cut the whole pizza in to quarters to share with 3 other people!
 
Then, have a go at the halves and quarters sheet on Twinkl, found here: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-n-45415-finding-half-and-quarter-activity-sheet
 

Challenge 2: English: 

Continue to complete challenges on Purple Mash if you have access to this (check in 2dos).

Activities which you can have a go at:

  • Create a ‘what makes me happy’ poster. On a piece of paper draw a lovely smiley face in the middle of your page. Then, draw a line from the smiley face to a space on the page and choose one thing which makes you happy and write it down or draw a picture. Then, repeat this until your page is full of lovely, happy things! Why don’t you stick this up on a fridge/wall to remind you of happiness? Try to remember capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. I want to see your most beautiful handwriting too, Year 1!

  • Look at the document below. Miss Jones has written some sentences but has made some mistakes! Not again! Can you help me to correct them? You may need to check my spellings and punctuation especially! Extra challenge: can you improve my sentences by rewriting them with exciting adjectives and ‘un-’ prefix words to make them even better?

  • Reread one of your favourite books at home, or think of one we have read in school, and then write a book review. The Literacy Counts Year 1 Home Learning Booklet attached below has a template which you can use on p.9, or you can make your own! Think about what the book is about, what your favourite part was and why, and whether you would recommend it.

Check on your Active Learn accounts for reading books set. Check on your Oxford Owl account for reading books set.

Challenge 3: History/Science: 

This week, let’s think back to all that we learnt about space and the significant individual, Neil Armstrong! Can you carry out some research and create a fact file about him?

Think about who he is, what he did that he is remembered for, and find out 2 or 3 sticky facts which you have found out!

You can present this as a fact file on a piece of paper, using subheadings, or if you prefer, as a mind map.

We can’t wait to see them.

In addition to this, have a little go at this science activity this week.

When out in your garden or on a walk, can you collect some different leaves from trees and have a go at identifying them? Try and find ones that are different shapes and sizes! Have a go at drawing a tree and labelling the different parts e.g. trunk, branches, leaves, roots.

 

Here is a great website for you to research Neil Armstrong, with a video telling you all about him to recap our sticky facts.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zhpchbk/articles/z4w3mfr

Have a go at answering these quiz questions on Friday:

 

When and where was Neil Armstrong born?

What is he famous for?

Where did he visit?

What space shuttle did he fly in?

How did he become a pilot?

Challenge 4: Spellings:
 
Miss Jones' spellings:
This week, we are going to use Purple Mash again for your spellings, you will find your quiz in your 2dos which we would like you to complete on Friday if possible.
The sounds this week are o-e (phone home) and u-e (huge brute). These sounds have special friends, two letters, one sound. We refer to them as split digraphs - the letters have been chatting in class and have had to be split up and have a friend put in the middle of them. When spelling the word, don't forget to Fred in your head and use Fred fingers.
Adults - this is where the children silently say the sounds that they can hear in their head, then they use their fingers to pinch the sounds that they can hear before writing them.
Finally, the children write the sounds that they can hear.
The words this week are:
home     those     woke     hope     hole     June     rule     rude     use     tube
 
Miss Williams' spellings:
Year 1 Common Exception Words
Push     House       School          Friend       Once     One     There       Where
 
Challenge 5: Beat the Teacher:
 
This week's beat the teacher challenge in our assembly was set by Miss Williams. Let us know how you get on!
Have a listen to the story Room on the Broom, written by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Axel Scheffler and published by Macmillan Children's Books.

In class, we absolutely love story time! It’s a chance to calm and focus our brains! We know how much you love our story times at the end of each day, so another lovely thing that you could do with your grown up is have a listen to this wonderful story, ‘The Bear & The Piano’ by David Litchfield. The author has done a video of himself reading the story - why don’t you have a listen to it before bedtime one night? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYtMuh2XcTg&t=140s

Well done for continuing to be 5 star superheroes - we think you are amazing and are looking forward to hearing about everything that you have been up to.

Miss Jones, Miss Williams and Mrs Campbell

22.6.2020
 

Hello our Conkers class!

We hope you are all really well. You are putting lots of effort into your home learning activities, which is fantastic. Keep it up - we are so proud of you all! We really enjoy seeing what you get up to, so please keep in touch!

There are some activities below which we would love to see you have a go at. Anything you complete can be sent to us on Twitter by tweeting @Riverside_Pri using the hashtag #AlwaysARiversider - we really love to see what you get up to.

Don’t forget, if you want to get in touch with us for login details you can email Miss Jones at jonese@riverside.wirral.sch.uk or Miss Williams at williamsm@riverside.wirral.sch.uk.
 
This week is National School Sport Week, why don't you see if you can complete one short activity a day (dance, game, challenge) from the Youth Sport Trust? Tweet or email me your pictures and videos. 
 
If you are exercising outside, with the summer solstice taking place this week, can you use your senses to observe the changing seasons while out for a walk? Make a list of what you can see, hear and smell. Think about autumn and winter - would this list be different?
 
Challenge 1: PE:
 
Can you beat Miss Jones? 
 
This week’s PE challenge from Friday’s assembly is set by myself! Have a look at the video below: how many times can you skip in 60 seconds? If you don’t have a skipping rope, don’t worry, you can try the challenge by jumping! I would love to see what score you can all get Year 1!

Challenge 2: English:

This week, please continue accessing Purple Mash, as well as Active Learn and Oxford Owl for reading books set. Have a go at the 3 challenges below!

1. We have been focusing lots on toys past and present. Pretend you are a brand new toy company and you are making a fantastic, new toy for children to enjoy. Create a poster advertising your new toy. I want to know: 
  • What is it called?
  • How much will it cost?
  • Where could I buy it/play with it?
  • Why would I want to buy it? This is where you can use lots of description and make your writing exciting, Year 1!
  • Can you think of a sentence to try and persuade me to purchase it?
  • Make sure you include capital letters, full stops, conjunctions (and), as well as showing off your beautiful handwriting. When you have finished writing on your poster, you can draw some pictures to make your poster stand out
2. Look at the Literacy Counts Year 1 Home Learning Booklet below. Can you complete the Silly Stories activity on p.11? If you are able to, take turns with an adult to continue your story, and have a go at writing it down! If you want to have a go independently, then have a go at writing your own silly story using story language such as One day, Next, and Finally. Please note: you do not need to complete the whole booklet, we are just suggesting the one activity on p.11.
 
3. Extra Challenge: One of our favourite stories to listen to in class is We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen. We get very enthusiastic with the actions! Have a listen to Michael Rosen reading the story here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gyI6ykDwds Once you have listened, can you create a story map? Draw out the route that the family take, and what obstacles they come across! Send a picture to our Twitter account @Riverside_Pri using the hashtag #AlwaysARiversider. Try and label your map with key phrases/words from the story, e.g. swishy swashy grass. Underneath your map, write a couple of sentences to explain what happened to the family on their bear hunt.

Challenge 3: Maths:

This week, we would like you to continue with your maths activities on Purple Mash. As well as this, please have a go at the 3 challenges below!

1. Have a go at the birthday candles number bond challenges below from Hamilton Trust . Please don’t worry if you don’t have a printer, you can just note your answers down on a piece of paper.
 
2. Work systematically to find all number bonds for the number 20. Remember, to work systematically, start with the biggest number 20 + __ = 20, 19 + __ = 20  18 + __ = 20, until you get to 0.
 
3. Extra Challenge: Make a maths story! Look at the number sentence 30 - 5 = _____. Calculate the answer. Then, create a first, next, now story. For example, mine would be:
First Miss Jones baked 30 cakes.
Then, Miss Jones ate 5 of them!
Now, there are __ left for Miss Jones to give to Miss Williams and Mrs Campbell.
Have a go at making up your own number sentence story. When you have finished, try the number sentence 24 + 6 = _____.

Challenge 4: Geography:

You have already had a go at creating a map with our English challenge of creating a story map for We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen.

Now, think about England and your local area, and then think about a completely different place which you know lots about - The Arctic. Have a listen to Twinkl's story The Girl Who Went to the North Pole here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYK8ERKPnNM

Can you write about what physical and human features you may come across in the Arctic, and what you may come across in England?

For example:

In England, I would see large, busy shops, because England has a large population. The weather is... Animals that I may meet are... I would wear...

In the Arctic, I would see tall, snowy mountains and would also be slipping about on ice! The weather is... Animals that I may meet are... I would wear...

In the story, the characters come across the Northern Lights! Can you use colours to create your own picture of the Northern Lights? We would love to see it!

 

Challenge 5: Spellings:

Year 1, you are doing brilliantly with your spellings - keep it up!

Miss Jones’ Class:

This week, we are using Purple Mash for your spellings. There will be a quiz in your '2Dos' to complete on Friday.

Our words this week are all Year 1 common exception words.

as     said     says     are     went     was     full     house     our     but     came     Mr

 
Miss Williams' Class:
 
We will also be using Year 1 common exception words:
 
is    has    no    go    he    she    we    do     to    today
 
Brain Break:
 
Why don't you have some fun dancing to your favourite song? If you can't think of a song, use mine! Get Back Up Again from Trolls https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BD_vt-pXs5Q.
Enjoy singing and dancing along!
Have a listen to the story 'Little Red Reading Hood', published by Macmillan Children's Books. The author is Lucy Rowland and the illustrator is Ben Mantle.

Keep up your fantastic work everybody, thank you for trying so hard with everything you do. Your Year 1 teachers are so proud of you!

Miss Jones, Miss Williams and Mrs Campbell

 

08.06.2020

Hello our Conkers class!

We hope you are all really well. Well done for working so hard whilst at home - you are doing really well!

There are some activities below which we would love to see you have a go at. Anything you complete can be sent to us on Twitter by tweeting @Riverside_Pri using the hashtag #AlwaysARiversider - we really love to see what you get up to.

Challenge 1: PE:
 
This week's PE challenge is set by Miss Richards and is to do 'around the world' and see how many times you can pass a ball/pillow/cuddly toy around your waist in just 60 seconds! Miss Richards got 89!
 
Watch my video below to see how many I could do... I wonder if you can beat me?
 
Gold is 50 times around your waist.
Silver is 40 times around your waist.
Bronze is 30 times around your waist.
 
We would love to see whether you can beat the teacher! Don't forget to send in your scores so we know how you get on - good luck! Tweet your video to our Twitter account @Riverside_Pri using the hashtag #AlwaysARiversider!
Challenge 2: English:

This week, please continue accessing Purple Mash, as well as Active Learn and Oxford Owl for reading books set. Have a go at the 3 challenges below!

  1. We have been focusing a lot on toys past and present. Choose one of your favourite toys - can you create an adventure for your toy to go on? You could use objects in your house and act it out, you could draw a picture and include a caption explaining what the adventure is, or you could create your own story for the toy.

  2. Can you create an adjective alphabet? Write down the letters of the alphabet and write down an adjective (describing word) and a noun (person, place of thing) that begins with that letter. For example; A - amazing Antarctica, B- bright butterfly. Try and be as creative as you can - they can also be funny ones too! There are some letters that may be tricky to do so please don’t worry if you can’t do every single letter, try and think of at least a noun, but we would love for you to have a go at as many as you can!

  3. Use the Literacy Counts booklet below to look at the 'un' game on page 6. Can you make a list of 'un' words, and act out actions for the words? E.g. unpack, you may act out unpacking a bag! Please note: it's just the one activity suggestion, don't worry about completing the whole booklet.
Challenge 3: Maths:
 
This week, we would like for you to continue with your activities on Purple Mash. Also, have a go at the 3 activities below!
  1. Have a go at this lovely Butterfly Flowers addition activity from NRICH attached below - what number bonds can you find which total the number on the flower? Are there butterflies which don't have a flower to go to? Is there a flower which cannot have a pair of butterflies on it? You can jot your answers down on a piece of paper. Extra challenge: Can you create any more of your own butterflies by drawing them on a piece of paper to make more than one number bond for each flower?
  2. Think about the number 12. Write it in numbers, words and draw 12 counters. How many addition and subtraction sentences can you think of that equal 12, only using numbers 0-20. For example, 20 - 8 = 12, 12 = 20 - 8. Remember you can rearrange number sentences so the equals sign comes at the beginning. Once you have finished the number 12, if you would like to, choose another number 0-20 and do the same activity.
  3. Always, sometimes, never. Answer these statements by choosing, always, sometimes or never!
  • When you add two numbers you can change the order and the answer will be the same. Always, sometimes or never?
  • When you subtract one number from another number you can change the order and the answer will be the same. Always, sometimes or never?
  • Four sided shapes are called squares. Always, sometimes or never?
  • If you put two squares together you get a rectangle. Always, sometimes or never?
Challenge 4: Spellings:
 
Miss Jones' class:
This week, we are going to use Purple Mash again for your spellings, you will find your quiz in your 2dos which we would like you to complete on Friday if possible.
The sounds this week are ou (shout it out) and ow (brown cow). These sounds have special friends - 2 letters and one sound when spelling the word, don't forget to Fred in your head and use Fred fingers.
Adults- This is where the children silently say the sounds that they can hear in their heads, then they use their fingers to pinch the sounds that they can hear before writing them. Then finally the children write the sounds that they can hear.
The words for this week are:
out     about     mouth     around     sound     now     how     brown     down     town
 
Miss Williams’ spellings of the week consist of the sound oo- poo at the zoo . Two letters, one sound.
To begin with say the sound oo,oo,oo then oo poo at the zoo.
Then Fred in your head (say the sounds in your head), remember two letters, one sound.
Then Fred talk (say the sounds out loud) and finally read the word. For example, poo - I would say “special friends?” So the children would look for the sounds oo, then they would Fred talk read l the word so p-oo.
The words for this week are;
poo
zoo
too
pool
moon
 
Challenge 5: History:
 
Think back to when we learnt all about The Beatles and went on our brilliant class trip to The Magical Beatles Museum.
 
Can you write a sentence or two about what your favourite thing about that topic was?
Maybe it was learning the lyrics to 'Here Comes the Sun', maybe it was performing on the stage in The Cavern Club during our trip, or maybe it was seeing a certain item in the museum! 
Can you think of 3 facts which you learnt about this topic?
 
Continue learning your sticky facts from the knowledge organiser below.
On Friday, have a go at answering these questions to see how much you have remembered! Let us know how you get on!
 
  1. What are the names of the four members of The Beatles?
  2. What type of clothing did people use to wear in the 1960's?
  3. Name one of The Beatles songs.
  4. What instruments did the band members play?
Enjoy listening to this week's story, A Squash and a Squeeze, written by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Axel Scheffler, and published by Macmillan Children's Books. I hope you enjoy my 'wise old man' character voice!
Try one of Miss Jones' brain breaks!
Thank you for all of your fantastic hard work! Don't forget to tune in to Mrs Lahive's assembly on Friday to find out who is our 5 star this week... Also, remember Mr Dodd's assembly on Wednesday!
 
We are so proud of you all!
 
Miss Jones, Miss Williams and Mrs Campbell
 
 
 
Hello our Conkers class!
This week is half term so we won't be setting new challenges. Please take time to relax and enjoy some free time playing and having lots of fun.
We will be setting new challenges on 01.06.20.
We really miss you lots and hope you are all well.
Take care and stay safe!
 
Miss Jones, Miss Williams and Mrs Campbell
xxx

18/05/20

Good morning Year 1! Happy Monday!

We hope you are all really well. Again, thank you so much for completing activities and trying really hard whilst at home.

As you know, our class name, Conkers, is one of the words in The Lost Words book our school has focused upon, by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris. Today, at 9:30am, RadioBlogging.net is having a reading and interview with Robert Macfarlane himself, with lots of language, games and creative writing. If you are interested, have a listen!

This week is a very special week - it is Mental Health Awareness Week! Mental health is all about looking after your mind and keeping it healthy  - this is just as important as keeping your body healthy. We are going to include some lovely activities which you can complete to celebrate this, focusing upon being kind!

 

Challenge 1: Kindness

Act of Kindness: We know that you know how important it is to be kind, so this week, Mrs Lahive has set you all a challenge to carry out a lovely act of kindness. How can you make somebody have a big smile on their face this week? Perhaps you have could give someone a compliment? If there are any other children in your house, perhaps you can share a story together? How could you help somebody at home? What about making a kindness letter/card for somebody? We would love to find out what you do, so please tweet to @Riverside_Pri, or get in touch to let us know what your act of kindness was. Maybe write a sentence to tell us about it! Our 5 star will be chosen by looking at who carried out a wonderful act of kindness and who has tried really hard, so get involved!

Why don't you also complete one of our kindness activity suggestions below? You can choose which one you do, focusing upon being kind to yourself or being kind to others!

  • Take some time to do something that helps you to relax. Take a picture of yourself doing this - some examples could be dancing, reading or playing a sport! Maybe you could create a funny picture by doing a funny pose too!

  • Or: Can you draw a self-portrait, a picture of yourself? Then, underneath your picture, write down a sentence about how you are kind - you may be great at being kind to your family, you might be really hard working and helpful to your friends, or maybe you are brilliant at sharing and playing! 

  • Or: Draw a kind picture for somebody else. Draw a picture of somebody who you think is kind and a superhero. Can you write an explanation of why they are a kindness superhero? What is it that they do that makes them super? You may want to use these sentence starters to help gather your ideas:

  • Or: Create your own kindness pot - use a box or pot which you already have in your house and make a beautiful label for it with lots of decorations. Then, write down something kind that you have done or somebody has done for you each day and put it in the pot. Then, if you are ever feeling sad or anxious, you can look back on all of those things to put a smile on your face and be kind to yourself!

My kindness superhero is...

I think they are a kindness superhero because…

Another thing that makes them super is…

 

Challenge 2: English - focus on feelings

Continue with your activities on Purple Mash (found under 2dos).

Continue with reading assigned books on Active Learn and Oxford Owl.

We have listened to ‘The Old Toy Room’ (please listen again if you need a recap: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDFA24nK8dU&safe=true)

  1. The Old Toy Room: Draw a picture of the main character and the  wooden door that she was about to go through. We know that the character was excited to be having a sleepover.Think about how the character was feeling, not knowing what was behind the door. She may have felt a little bit worried/nervous. She may have felt excited and curious! I wonder if you can create a poster about how the character feels and why she might be feeling like that. Include some pictures, and maybe help the character by telling her what you think she should do.

Below we have attached the Literacy Counts free Year 1 home learning pack. You do not need to complete all of the activities this week but we are going to suggest some that you could have a go at.

2. Literacy Counts: Why don't you have a go at the book review on page 9? Spend time reading your favourite story. Once you have finished, write a book review about the story, telling me what it's about, what your favourite part was, and whether you would recommend somebody to read it. This can either be done using the template provided or you can write it down on a piece of paper creating your own template. Extra challenge: can you include an un- prefix word, such as unfriendly?) 

3. In addition, why don't you have a go at the Silly Shopping Sentence game on page 12-13? Start with writing a number then choose an item and describe it using an adjective that starts with the same letter. Have a go at making a witches shopping list with some spooky ingredients - e.g. one wriggly worm. Send us a picture of your Silly Shopping Sentences on Twitter, using the hashtag #AlwaysARiversider and tweeting to our school account @Riverside_Pri so we can see what you create!

Challenge 3: Maths

Continue with your activities on Purple Mash (found under 2dos).

As always, please practise your counting with numbers to 50, forwards and backwards.

  1. Can you complete this activity? Choose any number between 20 - 50. Can you show me it 5 different ways? For example, you may write down the numbers, you may write it as a word, you may draw a picture, or you may use practical items to create the number.
  2. Go on a number hunt. Look around your house and garden if you are able to. Can you spot any numbers? Make a list of the numbers you spotted and where, or maybe take some photos! If you find a number from 0-50, write it on your list in numbers and words!
  3. Miss Jones makes a pattern with 3D shapes. This is her pattern. Cuboid, cube, sphere, cuboid, cube, sphere, cuboid, cube, sphere. Can you draw a picture of her pattern and of the shapes used? Miss Willams wants to make a different pattern using cuboids, cone and sphere. Can you give her two examples of patterns that she may make using those shapes? For example, cone, sphere, cuboid, cone, sphere, cuboid. We would love to see you draw the shapes too.

 

Challenge 4: Spellings

Miss Jones and Miss William's spellings:

Our sound this week is ee - what can you see? Our spelling test will be ready for you to complete on Friday on Purple Mash (found in your 2dos).

Our words to practise are:

see     tree     green     meet     week     seek     peek     feet     need     seem

Remember to spot special friends, Fred talk, read the word when practising reading, and use Fred fingers when writing.

(Adults - this is where the children hold out the same amount of fingers as there are sounds in the word, and say the sounds whilst pinching their fingers before saying the whole word. For example, need, the children would hold out 3 Fred fingers. The children would say the sounds n, then special friends ee before finishing with the final sound d, and saying the whole word, need. Then the children can write the word down.)

 

Challenge 5: Geography

Do you remember our Geography topic where we learnt all about polar places, including Antarctica? We loved learning about penguins, and even investigated what gloves an explorer should wear in Science!

This week, can you learn our sticky facts (on the knowledge mat below) and create a poster all about Antarctica!

We would love for you to think about:

  • What animals live there
  • What it is like there
  • What makes it different to The Arctic (remember, one place has people living there, the other doesn't as it is too cold!)
  • What you might need to take with you if you were an explorer visiting there
Include your sticky facts and any others that you can remember on your poster, and draw lots of lovely pictures too!
 
On Friday, why don't you have a go at answering these 3 short quiz questions, and letting us know your answers and how you got on?
  1. Name 3 animals that live in Antarctica.
  2. What helps to keep a penguin and polar bear warm?
  3. What do penguins eat?
Remember to try and have a go at this week's P.E challenge - how many times can you throw a ball/round object/socks into a box in 60 seconds? Gold - 20, Silver - 15, Bronze - 10. Also, look at the PE page on the website (under year groups) for fantastic ideas for keeping active and being kind to yourself - GoNoodle and Just Dance on YouTube are great for short children's guided dances which we use regularly in class.
 
Listen to Miss Williams reading The Gruffalo's Child. The author is Julia Donaldson, the illustrator is Axel Scheffler and it is published by Macmillan Children's Books.
 
Good morning Year 1, I hope you're really well and looking after each other.
This morning, I am reading The Gruffalo's child, the author of this book is Julia Donaldson and it has been published by MacMillan.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I have enjoyed reading to you, take care guys and I will see you all soon; love Miss Williams xxx
Have a lovely week Year One and take care of yourselves. We could not be prouder of you all! Well done superstars!
 
Miss Jones, Miss Williams and Mrs Campbell xx

8/5/20

Hello Year 1!

We are just updating the page with a couple of questions for your History quiz all about our topic of Toys Past and Present!

  1. What era did the children travel back to in the episode of Magic Grandad which you watched?
  2. Name 1 toy that was played with in the Victorian era.
  3. Why were toys not made out of plastic? (A very short sentence to answer would be great!)
  4. Name a toy that the children in the Magic Grandad episode, or that you play with, that could not have been purchased in the Victorian era.
Let us know your answers and how you get on!
 
From,
Miss Jones and Miss Williams

 

4/05/20

Good morning Year 1! Happy Monday!

We hope you have had a lovely week. You have all been brilliant and have made myself, Miss Williams and Mrs Campbell have big wide smiles on our faces from seeing everything that you are getting up to at home - well done you! We really love to hear about what you have been up to and to see your work that is sent to our Twitter page or sent to us on Purple Mash. It makes us so proud.

This week’s challenges which we would love for you to have a go at are below.

Challenge 1: Maths - Purple Mash and practical ideas below.

Continue to complete challenges on Purple Mash if you have access to this (check in 2dos).

Activities which you can have a go at:

  • Can you practise partitioning numbers into tens and ones? For example, the number 29 has 2 tens and 9 ones. Try the numbers below:
    • 32 - how many tens and ones?
    • 22 - how many tens and ones?
    • 38 - how many tens and ones?
    • 49 - how many tens and ones? Super challenge: how many more ones do I need to add to make my tens change to 5? What would my number change to?
    • 20 - how many tens and ones? Super challenge: how many ones do I need to subtract to make my tens change to 1? What would my number change to?
  • Can you recap your knowledge of 2D shape by drawing a picture of a house using only squares, rectangles, circles and triangles? If you would like to, you could also label the shapes using their names! When finished, ask an adult to share a picture to our Twitter account @Riverside_Pri using the hashtag #AlwaysARiversider
  • Go on a scavenger hunt inside your house to practise grouping objects. If you can, try and find any objects that are some of the different colours of the rainbow (red, orange, yellow, green and blue). How many can you find of each colour? Put your groups in order, starting with the smallest amount of objects, increasing to the greatest amount of objects. We would love to see your activity shared to our Twitter account @Riverside_Pri using the hashtag #AlwaysARiversider

Challenge 2: English - Purple Mash and writing opportunities below.

Continue to complete challenges on Purple Mash if you have access to this (check in 2dos).

For your English activities this week, we are going to be focusing on a new story called The Old Toy Room, which is a Twinkl Original. Please watch and listen to the book reading here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDFA24nK8dU

Activities which you can have a go at:

  • Can you tell an adult what happens in the story ‘The Old Toy Room’? Draw a picture of your favourite part. Does it make you think of any other stories/films/TV programmes? Has the story left you with any questions? Is there anything that you want to know more about?

  • Choose your favourite toy from the story and draw a picture of it. Can you create a price tag for that toy, writing down the item’s name, a short description of what it is and how much it would cost to purchase? Can you create a poster to persuade myself, Miss Williams and Mrs Campbell to purchase your toy? Use lots of exciting adjectives (describing words) to show us why your toy is your favourite!

  • Imagine you are the main character and are about to open the wooden door. You don’t know what’s in there. Write just a couple of short sentences about how you are feeling and predict what you think could be behind the door – try and be creative!

If you can access YouTube, why don’t you try watching and joining in with some of the Read Write Inc daily lessons? Link below: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ (YouTube search Ruth Miskin Training) Lessons are streamed from 9:30am from Monday to Friday with differing levels, and storytime streams at 2pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Check on your Active Learn accounts for reading books set. Check on your Oxford Owl account for reading books set.

Challenge 3: Spellings - complete quiz on Purple Mash on Friday.

This week, we are going to use Purple Mash for your spellings, and you will find a quiz in your 2dos which we would like you to complete on Friday, if you can. 

Sounds for the week: ai - snail in the rain, and oi - spoil the boy. Both sounds have special friends - 2 letters that make 1 sound. When spelling the words, remember to use your Fred fingers. (Adults - this is where the children hold out the same amount of fingers as there are sounds in the word, and say the sounds whilst pinching their fingers before saying the whole word. For example, rain, the children would hold out 3 Fred fingers. The children would say the sounds r, then special friends ai before finishing with the final sound n, and saying the whole word, rain. Then the children can write the word down.)

rain     wait     train     paid     afraid     oil     join     coin     point     soil

I can’t wait to see how fantastic your spellings are when you complete our quiz on Friday!

Challenge 4: History (Toys)

Well done for completing your brilliant sticky facts work last week!

If you would like to, can you create a fact file about one of the toys that is from the past? This could be marbles, snakes and ladders, ludo or another toy which you have found out about! What is it? When was it created? Can you still purchase it today? I have attached a template which you are able to use if you would like to, or you are welcome to make your own.

Have a look at the following episode of Magic Grandad, focusing on what toys children used to play with:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4InbddoC7g

Pay close attention to the names of toys from the Victorian era, what modern toys you can spot, and finally, what materials Victorian toys were made out. Why weren't they made out of plastic? We will be putting a simple quiz on this website on Friday for you to have a little go at (the questions will only require one word answers).

Update - Challenge 5: Art
We have got a great, simple Art activity for you to have fun with!
As this Friday celebrates 75 years since Victory in Europe Day (VE Day), below is a great website which you can access. Click on the 'dedicated resources' hyperlink. There are colouring sheets which you can access, bunting which you can print off, and templates which you can create too! Choose just one to have a go at creating; a poster, bunting or a colouring in sheet!
https://ve-vjday75.gov.uk/get-involved/

 

Look after your body and mind:

  • Choose one of Miss Jones’ brain breaks!

This week, our Year 1 story is being read by myself! I love reading stories to you all and the book that I am reading is called ‘Peace at Last’, written and illustrated by Jill Murphy, published by Macmillan Children’s Books. It is one of my favourites! I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed reading it. I wonder what your favourite story is?
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Keep up your fantastic work everybody, thank you for trying so hard with everything you do.

Miss Jones, Miss Williams and Mrs Campbell xx

 

Parents: As always, do not hesitate to get in touch with us on our school e-mail addresses if you need any login details for websites. 

Kind regards,

Miss Jones (jonese@riverside.wirral.sch.uk) and Miss Williams (williamsm@riverside.wirral.sch.uk)

 

 

Are you up for our chasing rainbows challenge?

  1. Learn our Year 1 Conkers poem.

  2. Get an adult to record you saying our poem. Add actions.

  3. Share your poem on Twitter by tweeting it to our Riverside account @Riverside_Pri using the hashtag #AlwaysARiversider.

We look forward to seeing your videos!

Try and do your best performance - make sure you know it off by heart, use a strong voice and add some brilliant actions.

20/04/2020

 

Good morning Year 1! Happy Monday!

 

We hope that you are all well – we are missing all of you! We also hope that you had a lovely Easter break. 

 

We have been SO impressed by how many of you have been working super hard at home to carry on with your work. We love to hear about what you have been up to and to see your work that is sent to our Twitter page or sent to us on Purple Mash. Well done each and every one of you – we are so proud. A big thank you as well to all of the adults who are taking pictures of the children’s work - it is lovely to see what you have been getting up to.

 

Are you up for our chasing rainbows challenge?

  1. Learn our Year 1 Conkers poem.

  2. Get an adult to record you saying our poem. Add actions.

  3. Share your poem on Twitter by tweeting it to our Riverside account @Riverside_Pri using the hashtag #AlwaysARiversider.

We look forward to seeing your videos!

 

Maths: Place Value (within 50)

Continue accessing Purple Mash. If you are unable to access this, try the challenge below!

  • Count to 50 forwards and backwards as quickly as you can. Can you get any faster? If you want some help, Year 1 absolutely love this counting video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtNskltyA0E  Ask an adult to record you counting and dancing along and send it to our Twitter account @Riverside_Pri using the hashtag #AlwaysARiversider

  • True or false? 8 + 2 = 9. Explain your answer. Remember to use because! When complete, can you create a number line to 20? Make sure your numbers are in the correct order.

  • My fact is 11 + 2 = 13. Is there another way that we could write this fact by rearranging the numbers? There are multiple answers so problem solve and see if you can find them all. Miss Jones’ top hint: the equals symbol is a balance - sometimes the answer can come at the beginning...

 
English: Traditional Tales

Continue accessing Purple Mash and Active Learn. If you are unable to access these, try the challenge below!

  • Can you find out what happens in the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears? Focus on who are the characters, what do they do, and what happens at the end?

  • Who was your favourite character and why? Write it down in sentences e.g. My favourite character is _____ because _____. Don’t forget finger spaces, capital letters and full stops.

  • Can you remember what happens in the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears? Draw a picture of your favourite part with a sentence underneath to tell us what happens? Ask your adult to tweet it to @Riverside_Pri using the hashtag #AlwaysARiversider

 

Extra challenges to look after your body and mind:

  • Can you complete another act of kindness this week? Could you create a thank you picture for a key worker such as a doctor or nurse? Share a picture of what you did to make somebody smile on our Twitter account @Riverside_Pri using the hashtag #AlwaysARiversider

  • Keeping our minds happy and healthy is extremely important, so please take care of yourselves. Before you go to bed, can you pick three things that you are grateful for? For example, Miss Jones’ three things would be being able to communicate with our lovely school families, being with my family, and having the wonderful NHS staff and key workers who are looking after people who are poorly and carrying out important jobs. What ones have you chosen Year 1?

Well done for continuing to be 5 star superheroes - we think you are amazing and are looking forward to hearing about everything that you have been up to.

 

Miss Jones, Miss Williams and Mrs Campbell

 

You have been fantastic with all of your activities which you have completed whilst at home, well done everybody!
 
Stay safe and take care,
 
Miss Jones, Miss Williams and Mrs Campbell x x
Please contact Miss Jones jonese@riverside.wirral.sch.uk   or contact Miss Williams williamsm@riverside.wirral.sch.uk if you need any log ins for Purple Mash or Active Learn (school code: nxyx ).
 
Kind regards,
 
Miss Jones and Miss Williams
 
 
30/03/20
 
Hello Year 1, we hope you're all keeping well and looking after yourselves.
 
We would like to say how impressed we have been with all of the work you have been doing whilst at home, including the children that have been logging into their Purple Mash accounts and keeping up to date with all of their activities - well done everyone! It has also been lovely to see some of your work and activities posted to the school Twitter account by your adults - there have been some wonderful activities going on in your homes!
 
Please note: we have now started to set reading books on Active Learn - if you need log ins please get in touch with us on our e-mail addresses above.
 
Please continue with your Purple Mash activities, these have been chosen particularly for the lessons you have been taking part in whilst in school. Once you have logged in, please click on the 2dos option to see what we have found for you to have a go at!
 
This week your activities are as follows:
 
Maths:
Write down numbers from 1-50 (use your number lines). How many times can you use the numbers to make 50? For example 30+20= 50. 48+2=50. Don't worry if you're only confident with 0-20.
 
SUPER CHALLENGE 
Can you use addition and subtraction? 
For example use the same instructions as above, but once finished using addition, can you use subtraction (take away)? How many numbers can you use from 0-50?
 
English:
We would love for you to write a sequence about the Easter bunny!
For example:
First, the Easter bunny hid the eggs.....
Next, we look for the eggs in......
Then, we found the eggs in the.......
Finally, we played ..... with the Easter bunny.
Don't forget capital letters, full stops and adjectives to get your writing super interesting!
 
Art/Theme:
We would love for you to be a rainbow in someone's clouds and make your own rainbow out of any art or craft activities you can find around your house! Look for old, coloured socks and cut them up to use for your rainbows! Ask parents/guardians first.
 
Once complete please pop them in your window and tag on the Riverside twitter page: @Riverside_Pri with the hashtag #AlwaysARiversider.
 
PE:
Miss Williams has updated the website with (Keeping yourself fit and healthy whilst at home) so please look out for this.
Also, keep up with @thebodycoach at five-to-nine for his daily workout.
 
Please keep checking our page for updates and exciting challenges.
 
Take care Year One, we're all in this together.
 
Lots of love,
Miss Williams, Miss Jones and Mrs Campbell
 
 
28/03/2020
 
Hello Year 1!
 
We hope you are having a lovely weekend and are taking care of yourselves.
 
We just had to share this wonderful message from a special someone that you might recognise...
 
Have a watch below! 
 
Miss Jones, Miss Williams (and Father Christmas!)
 
 
25/03/20
 
Riversiders... it's Wednesday!
 
That can only mean one thing... Mr Dodd's Assembly.

Watch, sing and dance to it together, at 9.30am, here https://youtu.be/_GYvaNgMXOA 
 
Thank you Mr Dodd! #AlwaysARiversider
 
Miss Jones and Miss Williams
 
 
23/03/20
 
Dear Year 1,
 
Good morning! We hope you are really well and are looking after yourselves!
 
We want to say how fantastic you have all been over these last couple of weeks - definitely 5 star behaviour. Since becoming your teachers in September, you have impressed us and learnt so much and we want you to now show your grown ups how much you know!
 
Please continue with your work packs this week. How are you finding the Maths challenges? Try and have a look on Purple Mash too!  Have you also managed to do a little act of kindness like Mrs Lahive asked? We have talked about these a lot in our classrooms - remember to always try and make somebody smile.
 
On Friday, we will be looking to announce our 5-star of the week during a live assembly at 10am.
 
Here are a few bonus challenges to keep you occupied:
  1. How many star jumps can you do in a minute? Then, try and beat it! Send your number of star jumps to our twitter page: @Riverside_Pri with the hashtag #AlwaysARiversider
  2. Can you count to 50 forwards, and then try counting backwards?
  3. Draw a picture of your favourite animal - can you write a sentence telling us why it is your favourite animal? Remember to use your Phonics.
  4. Keep yourself fit and healthy by joining Mrs Weatherall and Archie for Wake Up Shake Up at five-to-nine and then join the @thebodycoach Joe at nine o'clock for his daily workout.
Please keep checking our page for exciting challenges and updates. Why don't you also try logging on to your Purple Mash account too?
 
Please take care of yourselves, stay safe, and remember to be kind. We are all very proud of you!
 
Miss Jones, Miss Williams and Mrs Campbell
 
 
19/03/20
 
Good morning Riversiders! It's Mrs Lahive here!
 
Hope you and your family are all keeping well. On this page your class teacher is going to be setting you weekly challenges every Monday.
 
Your first challenge is to complete your work pack that you took home from school and do a little act of kindness for someone everyday.
I want you to do this like the five star Riversider you are.
 
On Monday your teacher will set you your next challenge.
For each weekly challenge you complete there will be 100 points awarded.
 
When we get back to school we are going to take all of you who have made a five star effort with your challenges, on the trip of a lifetime!
Challenges will include all sorts of things such as spellings, times tables, art and staying healthy exercises. You do not want to miss out!
 
Love to you all,
Can't wait for us all to be safely back in school xx