Welcome to Key Stage One

Working from home

 School will be closed to most pupils from Monday 23rd March due to Coronavirus.

We have made these resources for your child to access at home.

 You should have received a letter with details of our email addresses and explaining what we are hoping to do over the next few weeks. We will be contactable via those emails during the normal school day and will be updating the website with new resources and also sending extra work via email. We are looking forward to receiving any completed work for comment, or if you have any questions about the work, or don't understand anything, then please just get in touch and we will try and help. 

Just in case we have put our emails. meerkats@swarcliffeprimary.co.uk       raccoons@swarcliffeprimary.co.uk  koalas@swarcliffeprimary.co.uk

 The best way to upload work is to complete as a word document and attach it to an email. Or you could send photos of some of your work, art and projects, or even powerpoint presentations.  We have also been sharing our learning on a KS1 closed Instagram page swarcliffeks1. This way the children can see exactly what their friends have been doing and daily challenges will be set.

We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Name
 Home Learning Letter - Koalas.docDownload
 Home Learning Letter - Meerkats.docDownload
 Home Learning Letter - Raccoons.docDownload
Showing 1-3 of 3

Try the 25 day reading challenge

100 Things to do inside with your children!

Useful Links for online learning at home

Don't miss out on your phonics lessons !
Read Write Inc. Phonics are doing daily phonics lessons on Facebook and YouTube for children to watch at home.
The films will only be available at the times below:
  • Set 1 Speed Sounds at 9.30 am and again at 12.30 pm 
  • Set 2 Speed Sounds at 10.00 am and again at 1.00 pm 
  • Set 3 Speed Sounds at 10.30 am and again at 1.30 pm

If you are unsure which set your child is being taught please contact your class teacher. 

Maths:  

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks

 https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/alphablocks

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

 https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/teddy-numbers

 https://www.starfall.com/h/addsub/add-machine-1/?sn=math1--math0

 https://www.arcademics.com/games/alien

 https://www.starfall.com/h/addsub/addsub-ladder/?sn=math1--math0

 http://flash.topmarks.co.uk/4728

 https://www.roythezebra.com/reading-games/high-frequency-words-days.html

 https://www.roythezebra.com/reading-games/high-frequency-words-months.html

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/helicopter-rescue

 https://www.splashlearn.com/counting-games

 

Phonics and English

Phonics Play-

Username: march20  Password:home

https://www.roythezebra.com/reading-games/capital-letter-1.html

 http://www.ictgames.com/littleBirdSpelling/

 https://www.bbc.co.uk/games/embed/karate-cats?exitGameUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fbbc.com%2Fbitesize%2Farticles%2Fzdp4pg8

 https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/PicnicOnPluto.html

Phase 3

Revise all Phase 3

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/PicnicOnPluto.html

Pick a Picture Phase 3

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/PictureMatch.html

 Dragon’s Den Phase 3

Revise all Phase 3

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/DragonsDen.html

http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/forestPhonics/index.html

 

Topic

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z3g4d2p

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/experiments.html

Cooking

https://www.foodafactoflife.org.uk/recipes/

https://www.nhs.uk/change4life

PE- Yoga and Dance

Cosmic Kids Yoga Youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-BS87NTV5I

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnuOeG2EpVk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coC0eUSm-pc

 

Just Dance Youtube

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCKKGMfFa9c

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_iSCHO5fkk

 

 

Spring 2

Does chocolate really grow on trees?

Literacy

During this half term we will be linking our writing to our new topic and we will read a  variety of fiction and non-fiction texts about chocolate.  Some of the books that we will read are:

  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
  • Chocolate Mouse for a Greedy Goose by Julia Donaldson
  • Love Monster and The Last Chocolate by Rachel Bright
  • Hansel and Gretel by Anthony Browne

Maths

We are going to be continuing to develop all of our maths skills, Especially our number recognition and number formation!

We will continye our number work with year two focusing on addition and subtraction and addition being done in any order Year 2 will look at multiplication and division. Using arrays to solve problems  Later on in the half term the children will write simple fractions and recognise the equivalence Look at patterns and turns . Tell the time to the nearest quarter of an hour and learn about length.

History

Chocolate is something we all know and love, but do you know where chocolate first came from and who discovered it? In this topic we will be studying the    history of chocolate and how it has changed over the years.

Science

This half term we will be celebrating science fortnight! In our science sessions we will be looking at different states– solids, liquids and gases. We will investigate how states can change by  looking at how and why chocolate melts.

ART

We are going to get creative by designing our own chocolate bar packaging,. The children will develop their own logo, theme and design.

Design and Technology

In this topic, we will be developing our cooking skills! We  know that chocolate is not usually a very healthy food, but can the children think of a way to use chocolate in their cooking to make a snack that is  not too  unhealthy?

RE

In our religious education sessions, we will look at how people of different religions celebrate life. In particular, we will be looking at the Easter story and why we celebrate Easter.

How you can help at home

Encourage children to…

Read to an adult every day for at least 10 minutes.

Recognise, count and order numbers using the resources in the pack or numbers that are in their environment.

Complete homework activities as these are often practising skills learnt in class, especially in numeracy and spellings.

Talk to your children about their topic and encourage

On World Book Day we will read the Gruffalo and write to Julia Donaldson

Some of of the books we will read this half term are....

Spring 1

What lives at the bottom of the deep blue sea?

Our trip to The Deep

Book we will read this half term 

 

In English the will be looking at non-fiction and fiction books linked to our overall topic theme. We will be reading familiar stories to explore language and writing our own.

In Maths we will continue to explore place value ( 1 more and 1 less and ordering numbers) We will also be looking at 2D and 3D shapes, money and towards the end of the half term, we will be exploring addition and subtraction.

In Science children will be exploring how animals are the same and different.  We will begin to think about the habitats they live in, and what they need to be able to survive.

In ART We will be exploring the work of a Japanese artist, and will try to use different techniques to create images of the sea.

This term, in PSHE, we will be thinking about how we are all the same and different, what makes us special, what roles do I have and how can I work co-operatively with others?

Over this term in RE we will be looking at Christian and Muslim traditions. We will think about each religions symbols are what they represent and their buildings. Later on in the term, we will look at clothes and objects inside these special buildings.

You can help at home by encouraging you child to:

  • Read to an adult every day for at least 10 minutes – books can be changed daily at school.
  • Recognise, count and order numbers using the resources in the pack.
  • Complete homework activities as these are often practising skills learnt in class, especially in numeracy and spellings.
  • Talk to your children about their topic and encourage them to talk about their school day.

 

Autumn 2

Why Do People Celebrate with Fireworks? 

 

Well the first half term has flown by and we are now heading from Autumn into Winter.  With this time of year comes various celebrations and these will form part of our curriculum this half term.

Throughout this half-term, in Literacy, children will be looking at a range of poetry, non-fiction and fiction books. The children will compare these types of texts and become more aware of the differences between them.  The children will also have lots of opportunities for writing, including writing a piece of poetry about bonfire night, writing a diary entry pretending to be Guy Fawkes and instructions about how to make a moving Christmas card.

 

In Maths we will be focusing on counting in multiples of 2, 5 and 10 and Year 2 will to begin to use and understand times tables.  We will also be looking at fractions of shapes and amounts, focussing on the fraction ½, ¼, ¾ and 1/3.  Years 1 and 2 will be looking at measurements for time and money towards the end of the half term. 

At home you could practice counting in 2's, 5's and 10's and begin to use these skills to count coins.  If you have clocks around the house, you could look at the minutes and hour hand and talk about o'clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to.

 

In History our focus will be learning all about Guy Fawkes, including the story of the gunpowder plot and his involvement. We will be learning why we still celebrate with bonfire night today.

At home you could talk about the types of celebrations we have around Bonfire night and how these have changed even within our parents lifetime.

 

In our Geography sessions, children will be studying the capital of England. We will be finding London on the UK map and looking at the key landmarks.

 At home you could look at different kinds of maps, atlases and electronic maps such as sat navs.  You could talk about places you have visited and locate them on a map.   

We will be focusing on Christmas in D&T. We will design, create and evaluate our own moving Christmas cards to hand out to our families!

 

In RE KS1 we will be focusing on Christianity and Islam. We will learn about the Bible and the Qur’an and why it is special for those religions.

 

PE will continue to take place on a Friday with the coaches. Please remember that children will need the correct PE kit to be able to participate in sports with the coaches.  This half term Year 1 and 2 will continue to have Gymnastics with a coach on a Monday morning and Dance with Mr Thomas will move to a Wednesday afternoon.

 

This half term we will also be working hard on our Nativity and doing lots of singing, dancing and acting.  We look forward to you joining us at 9:30 am on Thursday 12th December for our Christmas performance!

Autumn 1

Why do pirates wear eyepatches?

 

Welcome back to Year 1/2! We have an exciting, action packed filled year where we will cover 6 captivating topics. The topic we are covering this half term is 'Why do pirates wear eyepatches?'

 

In Maths we will start by looking at the place value of numbers and developing the basic concepts of addition and subtraction. We will do this by using practical resources, drawing pictures and using hundred squares and numberlines.  We will develop fluency and then apply these skills to problem solving and reasoning exercises within the lesson.  Throughout this half term, we will also be looking at measures; length mass weight and also 2d and 3d shapes.

 

In English we will be looking at a range of text.  Throughout this half-term children will be looking at non-fiction and fiction books linked to our overall topic theme.  They will be building a bank of vocabulary to use in a variety of different genres of writing.

 

 In Science we will identify and compare a variety of materials.  This will help us in D&T where we will be designing our own pirate ships and testing them to see if they manage to take a voyage.  If they capsize or float we will evaluate our own designs.

 

In Geography we are going to be looking at maps of the World.  Amongst other skills, we will be improving our knowledge by looking at and naming the countries in the UK and their capital cities and the 7 continents and the oceans and seas.

 

In Computing the children will ensure that the children are confident with logging in and out of the laptops with independence.  We are going to be learning to write and follow simple algorithms using beebots.  They will explore how to program them to find treasure on a map and create and debug simple programs.

 

PE will continue to take place on a Friday with the coaches. Please remember that children will need the correct PE kit to be able to participate in sports with the coaches. This term Year 1 and 2 will have Gymnastics with a coach on a Monday morning and Dance with Mr Thomas on a Tuesday afternoon.

Week 2 Maths - 30.03.20

Name
 1 more and 1 less.pdfDownload
 Addition to 10 colouring.pdfDownload
 Making amounts to 50.pdfDownload
 Number bonds to 10.pdfDownload
 Subtraction colouring.pdfDownload
 Telling the time powerpoint.pptDownload
 Year 1 Clock.pdfDownload
 Year 1 maths mat 1.pdfDownload
 Year 1 maths mat 2.pdfDownload
 Year 1 Spring Maths Activity Booklet.pdfDownload
Showing 1-10 of 15

Week 2 Topic - 30.03.20

Name
 Bean Growth ordering.pdfDownload
 Bread Recipie.pdfDownload
 Design your own character.pdfDownload
 How to draw a dog.pdfDownload
 Important person Study.docxDownload
 Paint a self portrait.pdfDownload
 Parts of a flower.pdfDownload
 Plants Powerpoint.pptDownload
 Put flower together.pdfDownload
 Soup Recipie.pdfDownload
Showing 1-10 of 11

Week 2 English - 30.03.20

Name
 English 10- Year 1 - Common exception words.pdfDownload
 English 11- adding er and est.pdfDownload
 English 12- Character profile.pdfDownload
 English 13- Describe the animal.pdfDownload
 English 14- Creative writing.pptDownload
 English 16- Creative Write.docxDownload
 English 17- Creative Write.docxDownload
 English 18- Write a story.docxDownload
 English 19- Instructions.pdfDownload
 English 2- Correct the sentence.pdfDownload
Showing 1-10 of 18

Week 1 - 23.02.20

Name
 Creative Writing 1.docxDownload
 Creative Writing 2.docxDownload
 Creative Writing 3.docxDownload
 Design a bonnet- Easter.pdfDownload
 Division Questions.docxDownload
 Easter Comprehension.pdfDownload
 Easter Baking.pdfDownload
 Easter Bonnet Design.pdfDownload
 Easter Egg Design.pdfDownload
 Easter Maths Activities.pdfDownload
Showing 1-10 of 29
Name
 Common-Exception-Words-Years-1-and-2.pdfDownload
 Leaflet for Parents 2019.docxDownload
 Pirates Half Term Newsletter.docDownload
Showing 1-3 of 3

How else can you help at home?

  • Read to an adult every day for at least 10 minutes – books can be changed daily at school.
  • Complete homework activities as these are often practising skills learnt in class, especially in numeracy and spellings.
  • Talk to your children about their topic and encourage them to talk about their school day.

...