Hello Year 1!
Here are some activities for you to complete if you are at home next week. If you would like some more tasks, please take a look at the website below:
Maths – sharing into equal groups
Use 10 small objects you have at home (Lego or pasta pieces would work well).
Share them equally, one by one between you and someone else. Sharing equally into 2 groups is the same as finding half. Half of 10 is 5. So each person will have 5 pieces of Lego.
Try sharing the pieces one-by-one into 5 groups. How do you know the pieces have been shared equally? There should be 2 pieces in each group.
Try sharing equally with many different examples. You could use your toys, sweets or even slices of pizza!
Try this online lesson about building arrays. You could try building one with your Lego or pasta pieces to make them easier to count:
Please don’t forget to keep practising your counting in 2s, 5s and 10s and keep rehearsing your number bonds to 10 and 20 (pairs of numbers that make 10 and 20 e.g. 0+10, 1+9 etc.) You could play this game here:
Phonics – learning to spell common exception words
Work through the common exception (tricky) words for Year 1 and make sure you know how to spell them all, ready for Year 2. Remember to spend some time looking closely at each word to work out which parts don’t look the way we would expect them too!
You can find a list of the Year 1 common exception words here:
Can you write a sentence with each word? Don’t forget capital letters, finger spaces and full stops, question or exclamation marks!
Music – make a musical instrument
We learned about wind, percussion and string instruments at school this week and had a go at junk modelling some of our own. Use your instrument to play along to your favourite songs. Can you hear the beat and play your instrument in time with the music?
Computing – algorithms
You use code to tell a computer what to do. Before you write code you need an algorithm.
An algorithm is a list of rules to follow in order to solve a problem.
Algorithms need to have their steps in the right order. Think about an algorithm for getting dressed in the morning. What if you put on your coat before your jumper? Your jumper would be on top of your coat and that would be silly! When you write an algorithm the order of the instructions is very important.
Find out more about algorithms by watching this video:
Can you write an algorithm for someone at home to follow? It could be an algorithm explaining how to brush your teeth, to get dressed or even how to make your favourite sandwich!
Have a great weekend!