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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1 

Welcome to the Year One page. Our team is Miss Samra, Miss Armstrong, Miss Evans, Mrs Ore. If your child is in Year One, please familiarise yourself with this page so you can stay up to date with all the amazing learning taking place in Class 3 and Class 4.

 

Water Bottles -  Children are required to bring a water bottle each day.  Your child will have access to their bottle during the session in order to keep hydrated.  

 

Please ensure your child's clothing is clearly labelled to avoid loss or confusion. 

 

PE

Class 3 - Monday PM 

Class 4 - Thursday AM  

 

Your child will need to have a PE kit in school on those days. As the weather is still cold, your child will need to have a warmer, outdoor kit. This includes trainers suitable for outdoor PE. Earrings must be removed. 

 

Reading

Children are expected to bring their reading book and diary into school on a daily basis! Children will read with an adult at least once a week. Please record in the diary when you have read with your child at home. 

 

Homework

Login details can be found in pupils diary.

 

Readiwriter:

https://login.readiwriter.com 

 

Mathletics:

https://login.mathletics.com

 

Oxford Owl Online - Reading books

A variety of free Ebooks can be accessed on Oxford Owl. Please login to https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ and click on class login. Use the following details to login and read your RWI and pleasure books on the ebook library. 

 

Oxford Owl Login:  

Username: year 1 mesty  

Password: mesty 

 

 

 

 

 

Home learning

Every day, this section of our year group page will be updated with daily work before 8.50am, for your child to complete at home. Please make sure that you have your child's Spellodrome and Mathletics log in, which can be found in their school diary. We also have access to Oxford Owl, which we will be using to set the children a book to read online. There will also be additional reading/writing opportunities related to this.

 

 Any work that children complete can be emailed to their class teachers using the following email addresses: 

Miss Armstrong - class3@mestycroft.sandwell.sch.uk 

Miss Samra -   class4@mestycroft.sandwell.sch.uk

Work that you wish your class teacher to see, may be completed electronically, or simply a photograph. We will provide individual feedback to you and can also answer any questions/queries that you may have. 

Phonics -Check out our phonics board

You will find 3 short speed sound lessons which will be updated daily. Daily Phonics Lesson at home - a new film every day, Monday to Friday. Read Write Inc. Phonics lessons on Facebook and YouTube for children to watch at home; three short Speed Sound lessons with an RWI trainer every day.

https://www.mestycroftacademy.co.uk/phonics/Home learning/our curriculum/phonics 

 

 Set 1 Speed Sounds at 9.30am, word time at 9.45am and spellings at 10am.

 Set 2 Speed Sounds and word time 10am and spellings at 10.15am.
 Set 3 Speed Sounds and word time at 10.30am and spellings at 10.45am. 

 

*New Schedule from 1st June - 17th July.* 

All films will be released at 9.30am from Monday to Friday.

Each film is approximately ten to fifteen minutes long and will be available on YouTube for 24 hours.

 

Set 1, 2 and 3 Speed Sounds lessons will restart on 1st June 2020.
Set 2 and 3 Speed Sounds lessons will include new words for reading and spelling.

 

New daily films:

  • Read longer words: for children who can read Set 3 sounds and words confidently.
  • Read Red Words 1: for children who are reading Red, Green, Purple, Pink and Orange Read Write Inc. Storybooks. Many children are able to read these in Reception.
  • Read Red Words 2: for children who are reading Yellow, Blue and Grey Read Write Inc. Storybooks. Many children are able to read these in Y1.
  • Read and Hold a Sentence 1: reading and writing practice for children reading Green, Purple, Pink and Orange Read Write Inc. Storybooks. (For children reading and writing with Set 1 sounds confidently and learning Set 2 sounds.)
  • Read and Hold a Sentence 2: reading and writing practice for children reading Yellow, Blue and Grey Read Write Inc. Storybooks. (For children reading and writing words with Set 2 sounds confidently and learning Set 3 sounds.) .

All films will be in separate categories on the YouTube channel.

 

Read Write Inc have also set up a hotline to help if parents need any support with phonics queries. You can email – homereading@ruthmiskin.com with any queries and one of their phonics support staff will email you back.

 

Oxford Owl Online - Reading books

To access your child's reading book, please login to https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ and click on class login. Use the following details to login and read your RWI and pleasure books on the ebook library. 

 

Oxford Owl Login:  

Username: year 1 mesty  

Password: mesty 

 

Other useful links:

https://www.facebook.com/miskin.education/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ?fbclid=IwAR3309aPY5BVAWaQ4Xbnv1yfXHnLn2UsElhA2V6YgfKb57gmDV_1qkfH3R4

homereading@ruthmiskin.com - RWI support whilst school is closed

PE with Joe 

Monday – Friday 9am Live on Youtube. If you miss PE with Joe at 9am check out his Youtubechannel where you will find a variety of children’s workouts to do at home.  

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1 

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBvPHOpzoEk5onAEbq40g2-k

Free Audio Books 

David Walliams is releasing a free children's audio story every day for the next month. Now, every day at 11am, David Walliams, author of The Boy in The Dress and Gangsta Granny, will be sharing an audio story from one of his best-selling World's Worst Children short story collections. Click the link below to listen. 

  https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/ 

Science

Check out Science Bob. Here is a list of great science experiments with instructions that you can do right at home or at school.  https://sciencebob.com/category/experiments/ 

 

 

 

Week 4 23.11.20

Paper Plate Gruffalo

This week we had lots of fun creating a paper plate Gruffalo! To make our paper plate Gruffalo we followed a set of instructions, it was super fun and a great way of to start our new topic; writing instructions. 

Week 3 16.11.20

 

 Over the weekend, the school had some unexpected visitors!

 

We found evidence and sent it to the laboratory to be tested but they have sent us some pictures of the evidence they found.

 

 

Based on the evidence we decided that it must be the Gruffalo!

 

     

 

 

 

 

Week 2  9.11.20

Maths: representing numbers using objects

 

 

This week we have learnt how to represent numbers using objects. Our children worked super hard and although a difficult concept we cracked it! Check out a great example below.

 

          

 

 

 

Week 1 2.11.20

 
   
 
   

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Week 1 - One School One Book

This week we started in our new classes in Year 1. Our learning this week has been based around the story "The Tin Forest". Each year group was asked to complete a range of activities based on the story and then to create a class display. The children loved doing this and enjoyed reading the story. Have a look below at what we created!

 

 

Week 2 14.9.2020

This week we started our lessons! In Maths we practised our number formation and in DIRT we practised writing our letters. We got to write in our new books and this was very exciting. We have used this opportunity this week to practise writing the long and short date. We are getting super speedy with this now!
 

Week 3 21.9.2020

 

This week we have been doing some work on our number bonds to 5. We met Fred 5 the ladybird who helped us to understand how to make different combinations to 5. We used our Maths books to journal, and had a go at making bonds to 5 by using ladybird spots. 

                                                           Week 4      28.9.20

Week 5 - 5.10.2020 

 

This week we started to learn about Black History Month. We learnt about the story of Rosa Parks and her fight for equality. We discussed as a class what we would have done in her position, and how difficult it must have been to be as brave as she was. We then journalled some facts we had learnt about Rosa. 

Important Message

Please return all school reading books to the labelled boxes by the office before the Summer holiday. Thank you.

Home Learning Friday 18th September 2020

Home Learning Friday 11th September

Home Learning Friday 4th September

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Please find below all tasks for the week beginning 13.7.20.

Scroll down to find the home learning for each day of the week.

Clickable links and tasks can be found below each day's slide.

Don't forget to email examples of your super work and activities!

Super work from wb 13.7.20

Monday 13th July 2020

Tuesday 14th July 2020

Wednesday 15th July 2020

Thursday 16th July 2020

Friday 17th July 2020

Well done for all your hard work!

Have a lovely Summer.

See you in Septembersmiley

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Please find below all tasks for the week beginning 6.7.20.

Scroll down to find the home learning for each day of the week.

Clickable links and tasks can be found below each day's slide.

Don't forget to email examples of your super work and activities!

Super work from wb 6.7.20

Monday 6th July 2020

Tuesday 7th July 2020

Wednesday 8th July 2020

Thursday 9th July 2020

Friday 10th July 2020

Have a lovely weekendsmiley

 

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Please find below all tasks for the week beginning 29.6.20.

Scroll down to find the home learning for each day of the week.

Clickable links and tasks can be found below each day's slide.

Don't forget to email examples of your super work and activities!

Counting syllables

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Monday 29th June 2020

Maths

Tuesday 30th June 2020

Maths

Wednesday 1st July 2020

Thursday 2nd July 2020

Maths

Friday 3rd July 2020

English

 

Have a lovely weekendsmiley

 

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Please find below all tasks for the week beginning 22.6.20.

Scroll down to find the home learning for each day of the week.

Clickable links and tasks can be found below each day's slide.

Don't forget to email examples of your super work and activities!

Monday 22nd June 2020

English

Tuesday 23rd June 2020

English

Wednesday 24th June 2020

English

Thursday 25th June 2020

Friday 26th June 2020

 

Have a lovely weekendsmiley

 

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Please find below all tasks for the week beginning 15.6.20.

Scroll down to find the home learning for each day of the week.

Clickable links and tasks can be found below each day's slide.

Don't forget to email examples of your super work and activities!

Lola's super reading

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Monday 15th June 2020

English - plurals

Maths - partitioning

Tuesday 16th June 2020

English - est suffix

Maths - ordering

Wednesday 17th June 2020

English - sentence punctuation

Maths - comparing

Thursday 18th June 2020

English - popping punctuation

Maths - doubling

Friday 19th June 2020

Have a lovely weekendsmiley

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Please find below all tasks for the week beginning 8.6.20.

Scroll down to find the home learning for each day of the week.

Clickable links and tasks can be found below each day's slide.

Don't forget to email examples of your super work and activities!

Lincoln practising making o'clock and half past times - well done, Lincoln!

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Neave's super reading

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Monday 8th June 2020

Maths - Counting to 100

Tuesday 9th June 2020

Katie Morag Letters

Maths - Estimating

Wednesday 10th June 2020

Maths - Missing Numbers

Thursday 11th June 2020

Maths - Numbers in Words

Friday 12th June 2020

English - 'er' Suffix

Have a lovely weekend smiley

 

 

 

 

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Welcome to a new half-term!

Please find below all tasks for the week beginning 1.6.20.

Scroll down to find the home learning for each day of the week.

Clickable links and tasks can be found below each day's slide.

Don't forget to email examples of your super work and activities!

Monday 1st June 2020

Maths task

Tuesday 2nd June 2020

Wednesday 3rd June 2020

Bizarre Bodies task

Maths task

Thursday 4th June 2020

Friday 5th June 2020

Have a lovely weekend! smiley

 

 

 

 

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Friday 22nd May 2020

Maths

Work from 21.5.2020

Thursday 21st May 2020

 

 

PSHE – How to be a good friend: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zs8c87h

 

 

Lincoln

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Wednesday 20th May 2020

How to use arrays to multiply | Maths - A World Without Maths

Science slides

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Work from 19.5.2020

Tuesday 19th May 2020

 

 

 

Mental Health Awareness Week 18th – 24th May 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday 18th May 2020

English - Click to enlarge

Maths - Click to enlarge

Friday 15th May 2020

 

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English:

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zkgyvk7

 

 

 

Maths:

 

Week 1 Lesson 5 https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

 

Thursday 14th May 2020

Art - Click to enlarge

Wednesday 13th May 2020

 

Science

Maths

Work from 12.5.20

Lincoln - Body Percussion

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Belle - Body Percussion

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Neave - Body Percussion

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Tuesday 12th May 2020

Music slides - click to enlarge

Great work from 11.5.2020

Monday 11th May 2020 

 

English

The Magic Faraway Tree - https://vimeo.com/52912205  

Maths

Lincoln's VE Day Message

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Thursday 7th May 2020

Dame Vera Lynn - We'll meet again

This song is one of the most famous of the Second World War era, and resonated with soldiers going off to fight as well as their families and sweethearts.
When the Queen ended her televised address on April 5 by reassuring isolated viewers that “we will meet again”, it was a powerful reminder of the song, made famous by Vera Lynn, that became a symbol of hope through another national crisis.

Learn the lyrics below and have a sing a long! You could even ask an adult to film it.

VE day information powerpoint

VE Day - explained for children.

Author Andrew Powell-Thomas explains why VE Day is important in a simple and easy to understand way for children.

VE day activities - Click to enlarge pictures

How to make VE Day Bunting | VE Day Crafts

Wednesday 6th May 2020

Maths task

Great work from 5.5.2020

Tuesday 5th May 2020

 

Art

Monday 4th May 2020

Science lesson slideshow

Science activity

Maths activity

Lincoln playing the drums

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Work form 1.5.20

Friday 1st May 2020

Lincoln giving instructions

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Thursday 30th April 2020

 

 

 

Wednesday 29th April 2020

 

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zps34wx  - 3D shape song KS1

English - following instructions on making a pirate hat

Work from 28.4.20

Tuesday 28th April 2020

Art Prompts - Click to enlarge

Lola reading

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Harry reading

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Monday 27th April 2020

Science sheet 27/4/2020

Millie Mae reading

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Work from 24.4.2020

Friday 24th April 2020

 

 

Music link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ix-QW-BShPY 

23.4.20 - Lincoln showing us his exciting home learning.

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Neave Reading - 23.4.20

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Work from 23.4.20

Thursday 23rd April 2020

Great work from 22.4.2020

Wednesday 22nd April 2020

 

 

 

Lincoln reading beautifully - 21.4.20

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Fantastic work from 21.4.20

Tuesday 21st April 2020

Click on the picture to view the image for Art - Picture talk

Great work from 20.4.2020

 

Monday 20th April 2020

 

A massive well done Y1! Onto the Easter Challenge...

A massive congratulations Year 1, you have completed 2 weeks of home learning! Woohoo! A big thank you to all the children and parents that have been so enthusiastic with our daily tasks and regularly emailing in their work. Now the Easter holidays are here, we have devised an Easter challenge for you to complete. It is a range of fun activities to do at home with the family. Once you complete the tasks, tick them off your checklist. You can email pictures of your activities at the end of the holidays to your teacher, so don't worry about emailing in everyday. There is also a word version of the challenge beneath the picture below, for any parents who would like to print it out.

Although this isn't how we expected our Easter holidays to be starting, we would just like to say we are incredibly proud of you all and would like you all to continue keeping safe indoors and washing your hands regularly.

Happy Easter!

 

 

Easter challenge Y1

Lola singing and giving actions to Under the Sea! 3.4.2020

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Great work from 3.4.2020

3.4.2020 - Day 5 Week 2

Hot seating the Giant!

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Week 2: Day 4 - 2.4.20

 

         

Some excellent reading from Henry 1.4.2020

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Some fantastic pieces of work today 1.4.2020

Week 2 1.4.2020

Work from 31.03.20

Week 2: Day 2 - 31.03.20

 

   

              

 

Number bond rap by Tobyn! 30.3.2020

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Number bond rap by Henry 30.3.2020

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Fab work from 30.3.2020

30.3.2020 - Week 2

Happy Friday Everyone, 

 

Well done for completing your first week of home learning! It has been a great first week and we are so pleased with all your hard work. I hope you are all enjoying spending some extra time with your families and trying to be helpful around the house. 

 

Enjoy the weekend and we will see you on Monday. 

 

Miss Armstrong and Miss Samra

 

 

Work from 27.03.20

Day 5 27.03.20

 

Fantastic work from 26.3.2020

Day 4 26.3.2020

Wonderful Work from 25.03.20

25.03.20 - Day 3

 

 

Maths Task Sheet

 

Some amazing work uploaded today 24.3.2020

24.3.2020 - Day 2

Fantastic work from 23.03.20

23.3.2020 - Day 1

 

Monday 23rd March 2020

Maths Task Sheet - Count to 20 answer the questions below, write your answers on the squared paper in your pack. 

 

Welcome to Year 1!

 

Welcome to the Year One page, our team is Miss Armstrong, Miss Samra, Miss Owen, Mrs Ore and Mrs Taylor. If your child is in Year One, please familiarize yourself with this page so you can stay up to date with all the amazing learning taking place in classes three and four. 

 

Water Bottles -  Children are required to bring a water bottle each day.  Your child will have access to their bottle during the session in order to keep hydrated.  

 

Please ensure your child's clothing is clearly labelled to avoid loss or confusion. 

 

 

PE

 

Class 3 - Friday PM (Indoor)

Class 4 - Tuesday AM  (Indoor)

 

Your child will need to have a PE kit in school on those days. As the weather is still cold, your child will need to have a warmer, outdoor kit. This includes trainers suitable for outdoor PE. Earrings must be removed. 

 

Reading

Children are expected to bring their reading book and diary into school on a daily basis! Children will read with an adult at least once a week. Please record in the diary when you have read with your child at home

 

 

Homework

Spelling: A new word list will become active on Spellodrome every Tuesday.  

https://uk.spellodrome.com/#/home 

Maths: 

https://login.mathletics.com 

 

Autumn One

 

English

We have read the story The Gruffalo. We have created a story map and thought of actions to help us role play the story. 

 

Art

 

Our skill this half term revolves around painting – the main focus being on holding the brush comfortably to make bold marks. The children explored colours and brushes to recreate Van Gogh’s Wheatfield with Crows. 

 

History 

Our topic in History for Autumn One is My Family. The children have discussed how their life has changed over time and displayed this through a timeline. 

Design and Technology

 

This half term in DT we are designing and creating a money box. So far we have developed individual designs and discussed the strengths and weaknesses of them. 

 

 

9.10.19 – As you can see we have created our money boxes. We used recycled cardboard boxes for the shell of the box, carefully using scissors we then cut a hole for money to drop through. To design the outside of our money box we used tissue paper and plain paper to add individual style.

 

Thank you to the parents and children who provided cardboard boxes.

 

 

 

 

Autumn Two

 

Geography - Seasons

 

17.11.19

What are seasons?  

We have created a seasons wheel. We thought of an event that happens in each season - a celebration, a holiday or an important occasion like a birthday.  

 

 

 

 

 

Maths: recognise and name common 2D shapes

 

We have been learning all about shapes, and how they appear in everyday life. We drew pictures of objects in our classroom and labelled the shape name. 

 

 

WB: 14.11.19

Science

 

In class this week we have planted some beans. We are going to write a Bean Plant Diary. 

Every week, we are going to look carefully at the beans and write down how they are growing. ​

At the end of the term, we can see how big they have grown. ​

 

18.11.2019  D&T

This week in Design and Technology we have been learning how to use different tools we would use when preparing food. We learnt how to wash fruits, chop fruits, peel and grate. It was so much fun! We followed all the safety and hygiene rules. 

 

W/C 2.3.2020

D&T - Sliders and Levers

 

This week we've started to look at sliders and levers. We discussed various different vocabulary associated to the topic and then we labelled a diagram of the mechanisms.

W/C - 2.3.2020

Music - Disney 

This half term we are looking at Disney music. We discussed how the music makes us feel. We made a mind map of our thoughts.

 

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