Year 1

If you would like to contact your child's teacher by email:

Dolphins: a.highfield@cottesbrooke-inf.bham.sch.uk - Mrs Highfield

Penguins: f.ahmed@cottesbrooke-inf.bham.sch.uk - Mr Ahmed

Sharks: a.marway@cottesbrooke-inf.bham.sch.uk - Mrs Marway

Online Learning - Week Beginning 13.07.20

Hello Dolphins, Penguins and Sharks. It is sad to think that this would have been our last week together in Year 1 but we are having to spend it apart. It has been a very strange year and we have missed being able to share our learning experiences together at school, but we wanted you to know that we have enjoyed teaching you this year and we hope you have a fantastic summer holiday! We look forward to seeing you back at school in September when you will be in Year 2. Stay well, keep safe, and we will see you all soon. 

 

Transition

As this is your last week in Year 1, we thought it would be nice for you to reflect on your time in Year 1, and write about the things you have enjoyed, the things you know you are good at, and things you would like to improve on next year. 

Follow Jake's story on the PowerPoint and then complete the activities. 

Maths

As the summer holidays approach, we thought it would be fun for you to work through this summer activity pack to practice the Math skills you have learnt this year. 

Phonics

 Let's take a look at the common exception words (tricky/red words) that we have learnt in Year 1. These words are words that we need to learn how to read without using our phonics  help us. We also need to be able to write and spell them correctly. Below is a practice sheet for you to read each word, and then write each word along the lines to practice your spelling. 

English

Below is an English summer activity pack for you to work through. It has a variety of key skills activities for you to complete using what you have learnt this year. Let's see how much you can remember!

P.E.

 Let's keep ourselves fit, healthy and active with Joe Wicks! Below is his workout from last Saturday, but remember - he is live every morning at 9am on YouTube for you to do P.E. everyday!

Story Time

Watch and listen to the story 'I See Summer' and think about the things you see and do in the summer time. What would you like to do during the holidays?

Summer Fun Activity!

 Watch the YouTube video below to learn how to make your own 'bubble snake blower!' 

You will need...

  • An empty plastic drinks bottle
  • Scissors
  • A clean, old sock
  • An elastic band
  • A plate
  • Water
  • Washing up liquid/soap

Thank you Year 1 for being such a fantastic year group! We have missed you,but look forward to seeing you all in September. Stay well, Keep safe, and have a lovely summer holiday!

Online Learning - Week Beginning 06.07.20

Hello Dolphins, Penguins and Sharks - we hope you are all well. There are now only 2 weeks left of our Summer Term before we break up for the summer holidays! It would be lovely to see pictures of what you've been doing and any work you've done, so don't forget to email them to your teacher for us to put them onto the website. 

 

P.E.

Let's begin by doing our exercises! Your challenge this week is to tune in with Joe Wicks every morning at 9am. Below is a P.E. Lesson he did last Saturday. To watch and join in live, go to YouTube and type in the search bar - 'P.E. with Joe Wicks' and select the video for that day at 9am. Have fun! 

 

Story Time/English

 Watch and listen to the story 'Handa's Surprise'. Then answer the questions below.

Can you answer these questions about the story using full sentences? (Remember to use your capital letters, finger spaces and full stops correctly). 

1) What is the name of the little girl in the story?

2) Can you list the 7 pieces of fruit that she put into her basket?

3) Who stole the banana?

4) What did the zebra take?

5) Who took the passion fruit?

6) How did the tangerines get into Handa's basket?

7) Why were Handa and Akeyo surprised at the end of the story?

 

Geography

We live on planet Earth and we can use a globe to look at the different countries around the world. Below is a PowerPoint that explains a few key features of the globe that we need to know. We are going to learn about where the Equator, the Northern and Southern hemisphere, and North and South Poles are. 

 

 

Can you answer these questions about the Geography you just learnt?

1) Where is the Equator?

2) What do we call the area above the Equator?

3) What do we call the area below the Equator?

4) True or False - more people live in the Northern Hemisphere?

5) Which Pole is at the top of the globe?

6) Which Pole is at the bottom of the globe?

 

We have learnt that countries that are closer to the Equator have hotter weather, and the further away from the Equator you go toward the North and South Poles, the colder the weather of the counties are. 

Can you use a globe (or google Earth) to list some countries that are close to the Equator, and some that are close to the North/South Poles? The PowerPoint below gives some examples... can you think of any more?

Maths

 Let's warm up our maths brain with a number song...

Now that your maths brain is warmed up, its time for us to do some adding using number shapes to help us. You can either print off the sheets below, or copy the questions out onto paper.   

Art

This week is children's art week! We would love you get get arty and create a piece of artwork for your teacher! You can choose to use any media you want, here are a few examples of what you could use...

*Paint/water colours

*Pens/pencils/crayons/chalks

*Fabrics/household materials/recycled materials.

*Household or garden objects. 

You can choose to use paper or card to create a 2D work of art such a painiting or a drawing, or you can create a 3D piece of art using objects and materials. It completely up to you! We cannot wait to see your creations!

 

Online Learning - Week Beginning 29.6.20

Hello Dolphins, Penguins and Sharks - we hope you are all well and enjoyed the heatwave last week! Thank you to the children who have sent their work to us - please do email pictures to your teachers and we will put the work on the website for your friends to see. 

 

Maths

This week we will be learning how to tell the time by firstly looking at o'clock times. Follow the slides of the PowerPoint below to learn what the hands on the clock are for, and how to tell the time for o'clock times. 

Can you print off the sheets below, or write the answers to the questions on paper to show that you can answer time related questions?

Science

Watch the YouTube clip below to learn about parts of a plant. 

This week we are focusing on plants. Look at the PowerPoint below which identifies different common plants. 

Below is a copy of the sheet for you to label the plants yourself! You can write them or cut the labels and match them to the correct plant. 

Story Time/English

 Listen to the story - 'Jack and the Beanstalk'. 

Can you answer these questions about the story in full sentences?

1) Who are the 3 main characters in the story?

2) What did the man give Jack as payment for the cow?

3) How many times did Jack climb the beanstalk?

4) What was the Giant doing when Jack saw him?

5) What was the first thing Jack took from the Giant?

6) Why did Jack climb the beanstalk for the second time?

7) What was the second thing Jack took from the Giant? Why?

8) What was special about the harp?

9) How does the story end?

10) Do you think it was right for Jack to take things from the Giant?

P.E. - Wake-up, Shake-up

Can you shake your sillies out?

Online Learning - Week Beginning 22.6.20

Hello Dolphins, Penguins and Sharks! We hope you have had a lovely weekend and we hope that you enjoyed learning about different animal groups. It would be great to see the work you have been doing so please remember to email photos of your work to your teacher for us to add to the website. We look forward to seeing what you have been doing!

 

Story-time/English

Watch and listen to the story "I Don't Want to Wash My Hands!" by Tony Ross. Can you answer the questions about the story? 

1. At the beginning of the story, what did the Little princess LOVE doing?

2. Why did the cook tell the Little Princess to wash her hands?

3. What reason did the Maid give to say why the Little Princess should wash her hands?

4. Where do 'germs and nasties' live? (List 3 places)

5. How do 'germs and nasties' get into your tummy?

6. What will happen if they get into your tummy?

Answer all questions in full sentences using capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. 

 

P.S.H.E

 We all know it is important to stay healthy, but what do you know how germs spread? How can we keep ourselves safe from germs? Watch the clip below then answer the questions. 

1. What are germs?

2. Describe germs -    invisible (cannot see them)     OR     visible (I can see them)

3. Name 3 hot spots for germs.

4. Where do germs love?

5. What are the 3 germ knock-out rules?

6. How can we build our immune systems?

7. How long should we wash our hands for? (what song do we sing and how many times?)

8. Why should we keep our germs to ourselves?

 

Science Experiment

 Now we know what germs are, ways they can spread, and how to protect ourselves from germs, lets find out why we should wash our hands with SOAP!

 

You will need...

A bowl of water

Soap

Black pepper

 

Watch the clip below and then try it yourself at home!

Common Exception Words 

 These are the common exception words for Year 1. These are words that you cannot use your phonics to decode but you do need to be able to read and spell them correctly. Practice writing these at home.  

Maths

 Last week we used our number bonds to 10 to help us find number bonds to 20. This week we will apply the commutative law. This is when we understand that when adding sets together, the amounts we are adding can be written in any order but the answer is always the largest number. 

For example...

4 + 3 = 7

The commutative law says, that in this addition question the smallest values can be switched to make the same answer. 

 

So... 

1) 4 + 3 = 7        SWITCH       1) 3 + 4 = 7 

The smallest values have been switched but they still add up to 7! 

Now It's your turn... (write out the question, find the answer, then switch the smaller numbers to show the two addition questions you could make)

  1. 5 + 3 =        SWITCH        ____ + ____ =
  2. 7 + 2 =        SWITCH        ____ + ____ =
  3. 4 + 5 =        SWITCH        ____ + ____ =
  4. 1 + 8 =        SWITCH        ____ + ____ =
  5. 9 + 4 =        SWITCH        ____ + ____ =
  6. 6 + 7 =        SWITCH        ____ + ____ =

P.E. With Joe Wicks!

Geography

This week we will be thinking about our environment. The environment is what's around us. We will be thinking about Physical Geography. This is the natural world around us. (Natural = already here e.g. plants, soil, people, sky, sea etc)

Watch the clip below to find out which environments are natural, and which ones are man-made. 

 

Think about your environment - what can you see that is natural? Write a list, draw things or collect items that are natural. (These could be from your garden, the park or an outdoor space) What things were man-made in your environment? 

 

Art

Choose a natural scene/environment and draw what natural things you would see there. Can you label you picture or use natural materials to create you picture?

Online Learning - Week Beginning 15.6.20

Hello Dolphins, Penguins and Sharks! We hope you are all staying safe and well and enjoying your online activities. Remember to email photos and pictures of the work you have been doing at home for us to add to the website. You have been learning about the animal groups over the last 4 weeks and this week we will learn about the final group - Birds!

Science

Watch the YouTube video below to learn facts about the animal group - birds. 

Can you answer the questions below? Add information to the fact file that you have been making over the last 4 weeks about animal groups under a heading of 'Birds'. 

Can you answer these questions?

 ** Are fish hot or cold blooded?

** What do most fish have all over their body?

** Fish have lungs True/False? 

** How do fish breath under water?

** What is the gill flap for?

** Fish are vertebrates True/False?

** Name two ways that fish defend themselves.

** How do fish have babies? a) lay eggs

                                             b) give birth to live young

** Name the 5 different types of fins that fish have.  

English

Let's think about the structure of a story. We need to have:

  • A beginning (introduces the main characters and the setting) 

 

  • A middle (presents a problem/adventure)

 

  • An end (the problem is solved/adventure ends) 

 

Can you think of your own story, or rewrite a story you know using this structure? 

 

Perhaps your story could be about a fish? Things to think about...

  • What type of fish is in your story? 

 

  • What water does it live in?

 

  • Who does the fish meet on it's adventures?

Remember to write in full sentences using Capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. Can you use adjectives and connectives such as 'and' or 'because' in your story?

P.E. - Let's keep fit with an underwater adventure with Cosmic Kids! 

P.S.H.E

 Watch the clip below of the story of the Rainbow Fish. How did the Rainbow Fish make his friends feel? What should he have done? What did the wise octopus tell him to do? Think about what the Rainbow fish did and why it is good to be kind, loving, and to share with your friends.  

Art/DT

Get creative by making your very own Rainbow Fish using any bright and shiny materials you have at home. 

 

Can you choose one of these fish pictures and observe it closely to draw it? Look at the patterns and detail carefully and draw what you see! Remember, you can email your creations to your teacher - it would be great to see your artwork!

Maths

 Today we will be learning our number bonds to 20. Listen to the song below to remind yourself of which numbers make friends to add to 20! 

 

Let's start by using the number bond stick model worksheets below. Can you fill in the missing numbers to make sure each question has an answer of 20?

Now let's complete the robot questions below... Remember - we are using number bonds to make sure the number in the robots' tummy makes 20!

Finally, let's play a game! You can print these challenge cards and use them with your family to find number bonds to 20 - have fun!

Online Learning - Week Beginning 8.6.20

Science

This week we will be learning about the animal group - amphibians! Watch the video below to learn facts about amphibians. Can you make a fact file, information leaflet or poster about reptiles?  Things to consider for your fact file, information leaflet or poster...

** Do amphibians have hair or scaly skin?

** Where do amphibians live? 

** What is metamorphosis?

**Amphibians can breathe through their skin. True or False?

** Amphibians first breathe through their _________ but later they use their __________ .

** Can you name all the amphibians that you can see in the video? 

These are just a few ideas - we can't wait to see what you choose to create!

English

Below are some pictures of amphibians. Choose at least one picture and look at it carefully. Can you write captions for the picture? Think about adjectives that you could use to describe the picture e.g. slimy, wet, colourful etc. Can you then write some sentences about the picture using adjectives and the connective word 'and' to link your ideas? Choose your favourite amphibian from the pictures and explain why it is your favourite using the word 'because'. Remember - use your capital letters, finger spaces, full stops and adjectives. Always check your work for any mistakes once you have finished.

P.E.

This week in P.E. we are going to look at working out and getting fit with Joe Wicks. You may have seen him on TV before. Have a go at getting fit with your family and having fun at the same time!

Maths

This week for maths we are going to continue exploring numbers to 100. There is an exciting video to show you what to do and an activity to complete afterwards. First click on this link below to get you started. 

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/maths/to-explore-the-components-of-numbers-within-100-year-1-wk3-2#slide-1 

Activity - Video - As you are watching the video you will need a pen/pencil and some paper to write on,  get the people you live with to join in too.

You will need to pause the video at some stages to do the activities.

Activity - Worksheet - Have a go answering some questions about everything you have learnt so far.

Activity - Quiz - Want to see how well you remembered everything you learnt today? Take the quiz and find out. 

If you would like to take pictures when doing maths work around your homes and are happy for them to be on the website, email them to us on the emails provided at the top of this page and we will add them next time.

We hope you have lots of fun with numbers to 100! Remember to do jottings to show what you know.

Jiya did an amazing amphibian poster! Look at all those awesome facts along with capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. Well done Jiya.

Amaan went exploring at Malvern Hills - Wow what a beautiful view! 

Amaan used a number line to have a go at some addition & subtraction number sentences.

Awesome work Amaan.

Yusuf has written an exciting fact file about Reptiles, well done Yusuf! 

Aayan has enjoyed doing Maths work at home and learning facts about tortoises. Lovely work Aayan!

 Online Learning - Week Beginning 1.6.20

Hello Dolphins, Penguins and Sharks. We hope you've had a fun and relaxed half term. Remember to email your teacher pictures of your work or what you are doing at home for us to add to the website - Your friends would love to see the exciting things you've been doing!

Science

This week we will be learning about the animal group - reptiles! Watch the video below to learn facts about reptiles. Can you make a fact file, information leaflet or poster about reptiles?  Things to consider for your fact file, information leaflet or poster...

** Do reptiles have scaly skin?

** Where do reptiles live? Do they all live on land?

** Are reptiles cold blooded or warm blooded animals?

** Can you name all the reptiles that you can see in the video? 

** Are reptile eggs hard or soft?

These are just a few ideas - we can't wait to see what you choose to create!

English

Below are some pictures of reptiles. Choose at least one picture and look at it carefully. Can you write captions for the picture? Think about adjectives that you could use to describe the picture e.g. bright, long, sharp teeth, colourful etc. Can you then write some sentences about the picture using adjectives and the connective word 'and' to link your ideas? Choose your favourite reptile from the pictures and explain why it is your favourite using the word 'because'. Remember - use your capital letters, finger spaces, full stops and adjectives. Always check your work for any mistakes once you have finished.

P.E.

This week in P.E. we are going to look at dance. Below is the video of 'Better when I'm dancing'. Have a go dancing with your family, getting fit and having fun at the same time!

Maths

This week for maths we thought it would be exciting to learn to recognise, read and write numbers to 100. There is an exciting video to show you what to do and an activity to complete afterwards. First click on this link below to get you started. 

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/maths/to-recognise-read-and-write-numbers-to-100-year-1-wk3-1 

Activity - Video - As you are watching the video you will need a pen/pencil and some paper to write on,  get the people you live with to join in too.

You will need to pause the video at some stages to do the activities.

Activity - Worksheet - Have a go answering some questions about everything you have learnt so far.

Activity - Quiz - Want to see how well you remembered everything you learnt today? Take the quiz and find out. 

If you would like to take pictures when doing maths work around your homes and are happy for them to be on the website, email them to us on the emails provided at the top of this page and we will add them next time.

We hope you have lots of fun with numbers to 100!

Hiba did an amazing story map of Katie in London, well done Hiba!

Jiya had a go at creating a factsheet all about birds. Awesome facts Jiya, you should be proud, well done!

Azealia and her sister used boxes to make this fantastic maze for her pet rats Scabber and Rapunzel. It looks like you had lots of fun girls - and I think the rats enjoyed it too - well done!  

Kelsha has enjoyed her lockdown birthday and has been working hard to learn about the seasons, nouns and adjectives. She has also been counting in 10's - fantastic work Kelsha!

Aayan has been working hard to form his letters correctly and to write sentences at home. Well done Aayan!

Jaira Has been busy with school work. Well done Jaira!

 Online Learning - Week Beginning 18.5.20

Hello Dolphins, Penguins and Sharks. We hope you enjoyed learning about Mammals last week and learning about number bonds to 10 and 20. Remember to email your teacher pictures of your work or what you are doing at home for us to add to the website - I'm sure your friends would love to see what you've been doing!

 

Science

This week we will be learning about the animal group - Birds! Watch the video below to learn facts about birds. Can you make a fact file or information leaflet about birds?  Things to consider for your fact file or information leaflet...

** Do birds give birth to their young or lay eggs?

** Can all birds fly? (perhaps you could choose two birds and compare them?)

** What are the key features that identify birds?

** Do all birds eat the same things? 

** Can you add drawings of some of the birds you've chosen to write about?

These are just a few ideas - we can't wait to see what you choose to create!

English

Below are some pictures of birds. Choose at least one picture and look at it carefully. Can you write captions for the picture? Think about adjectives that you could use to describe the picture e.g. bright, long, tall, colourful etc. Can you then write some sentences about the picture using adjectives and the connective word 'and' to link your ideas? Remember - use you capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.  

P.E. - Let's get moving!

Today we are going to do the Penguin Dance. Have fun!

Maths

Let's begin by warming up ou

 

This week in Maths we will be comparing length and height, weight and mass. 

Follow the link to the White Rose Website to watch the daily videos, and use the BBC Bite-size link for each lesson. What objects can you find around your house to measure? Can you weigh ingredients/objects to find heavier and lighter objects?

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ 

History

History is where we learn about important events and people from the past. We are going to be learning about a very important lady from history - Florence Nightingale. Watch the video below to learn who Florence Nightingale was and why she is an important figure from history.

History and PSHE

Florence Nightingale was a clever and caring woman who helped a lot of people. She understood the importance of good hygiene and this has influenced the way our health care is today. Our NHS ensure that they care for people within hospitals that are clean, warm and friendly, continuing the spirit of Florence Nightingale.

Can you write a list of ways that our doctors and nurses and hospital workers care for sick people?  

 

Art
Make a salt dough Rainbow 
 
Makes 1 ball of salt dough

Prep 10 minutes
Cook 3 hours

  • 1 cupful of plain flour (about 250g)

  • half a cupful of table salt (about 125g)
  • half a cupful of water (about 125ml)
 
Mix all of the ingredients in the recipe to make a ball of salt dough. Split it into 7 smaller balls then roll each ball into a sausage and bend them round to make a rainbow. Bake in the oven at the lowest possible temperature for about 3 hours or until it is hard and dry. When it is cool, paint your rainbow and display it in your window for everyone to see. Don't forget to send us a picture!
 

 

Mia has enjoyed grouping her toy animals and finding those that are mammals - good work Mia!

Rainbows

(Year 1 - Katherine has been having fun learning at home)

Online Learning - Week Beginning 11.5.20

Hello Dolphins, Penguins and Sharks! We hope you are well and staying safe. It would be lovely to see photo's of the things you have been doing at home to add to our website. We hope you enjoy this weeks activities.  

 

Science

This week we are learning about Mammals. Watch the video below to remind yourself of the features of mammals. Can you write a fact file about the key features that mammals have? Can you include different animals that are mammals and write about where they live or what they like to eat?

English

 Watch the clip below and learn more about one particular mammal; the lion! When you have watched the clip, see if you can answer the following questions...

  1. Are lions Herbivores, Omnivores or Carnivores?
  2. How many lions are normally within a pride?
  3. Which country do these lions live in?
  4. Why did the lion climb the tree?
  5. What did the lion want to eat?

Remember to answer in full sentences using capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.  

 

P.E. - Let's get moving!

Time for yoga with Cosmic Kids. we're going on a jungle safari. 

Maths

 This week we will be recap our number bonds to 10 and then use our number bonds to 10 to help us with our number bonds to 20.

Follow the link to the White Rose website and watch the video for lesson 1. Then complete the questions.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ 

Design & Technology

Design and make your own Rainbow Fruit Salad. What ingredients will you include? How many different coloured fruits can you use?

Here are some ideas...

Red - strawberries

Orange- satsumas

Yellow- melon

Green- kiwi

Blue- blueberries

Purple- grapes

 

Cut the fruits up carefully with help from a grown up and arrange them in a bowl. Take a photo of your fruit salad and email it to your teacher. Yum Yum!

 

 

Online Learning - week beginning 4/5/20

Hello Dolphins, Penguins and Sharks, we hope you are safe and well doing lots of creative and interesting things at home!

This week for maths we thought it would be exciting to learn all about how to compare lengths and heights of objects. There is an exciting video to show you what to do and an activity to complete afterwards. First click on this link below to get you started. 

https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/maths/to-compare-lengths-and-heights-of-objects-year-1-wk1-1 

Activity 2 - Video - As you are watching the video you will need to find things around your home and get the people you live with to join in too.

You will need to find 3 objects that are taller than you, 3 objects that are shorter than you and have a go at ordering objects from tallest to shortest.

Activity 4 - Quiz - Want to see how well you remembered everything you learnt today? Take the quiz and find out. 

If you would like to take pictures when you're comparing lengths and heights of objects around your homes and are happy for them to be on the website, email them to us on the emails provided at the top of this page and we will add them next time.

We hope you have lots of fun comparing!

 

Try the Year 1 English lesson on Sam's Sandwich from The National Academy! https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-1/english#subjects  Perhaps you could email a photo of some of the work that you have done this week.

 

Design & Technology

Design and make your own healthy sandwich. What ingredients will you include? Take a photo of you making your sandwich and email it to your teacher.  

 

Mia had fun ordering her toys from the tallest to the shortest - great Maths work Mia!

 

Fatimah had a go at ordering objects from around the house - excellent sorting Fatimah!

 

VE Day

Friday 8th May 2020 is a special day. It is known as VE day because it is 75 years since the end of World War 2. Click on the slide below to see why it is an important event and to learn more about it.