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Welcome to our brand new home learning 1D challenge page.
Everyday I will be adding special challenges for you to do at home to continue our wonderful year 1 learning adventure!
Please remember these learning challenges are for just ideas for you to do at home and just like our home learning newsletter these activities are completely voluntary.
Please have fun and stay safe 🌈
Please stay in touch using the email firstname.lastname@example.org
I love hearing from you all and seeing your wonderful home learning photographs!
Mrs Dickinson x
Tuesday 2nd June
Good Morning 1D! Please click on our home learning summer 2 rainbow and click on week beginning 1st June to find our special challenge for today, have fun! Love Mrs Dickinson x
Monday 1st June
Today is the start of our summer 2 adventures and what a beautiful day! Mrs Scholey and I have an exciting seaside adventure planned! It’s time to pack your suitcase and get ready to join us. Besides everyday items like clothes, underwear & toiletries etc, what other 5 items would you pack that are essential for a trip to the seaside? Can you draw a picture of your suitcase and label the items you would pack for our seaside adventure?
Have you been on a seaside holiday before? We’d love to see a photo of you enjoying a day at the beach – if you have one then send it in and I’ll display them in our gallery below.
Please share your wonderful learning with me by emailing me at email@example.com x
Monday 25th May
Good Morning, what a beautiful day! Today is Spring Bank Holiday Monday and the start of our May half term holidays. This week Mrs Scholey and I have an active ‘pick and mix’ menu for you. Here are some fun active May half term challenges you may like to try…
Let’s get active! Today share a photograph of your active activity today. Did you go on a walk? Bike ride? Jump on the trampoline? Play football in your garden? Move like your favourite dinosaur? Take part in a workout with Mr Huntington or Joe Wicks? Dance with Oti Mabuse? Share your active pictures with me by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org x
Our next challenge has been inspired by Nathan. From your window, garden or on a walk, can you find something beginning with each letter from your first name and surname and create a special list. Here was Nathan’s wonderful work!
What will you find on your walk? Please share your amazing work by emailing me at email@example.com x
Can you create an activity path? Using chalk or paper create an activity path for your family members to complete, have a look at the activity path Ellie and I created below. We drew this outside our house and yesterday our neighbour enjoyed taking part as they walked to work!
Think about what active challenges you might include in your activity path, are you going to ask people to spin? Balance on a line? Hop? Roar like a dinosaur? Touch their toes? Jump over the lines? Clap? Stamp? Please share your activity paths by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org x
A ball skills challenge – How many time can you throw and catch the ball to yourself? A family member? How many times can you bounce and catch a ball to yourself? With a family member? With a football can you do a keepy-upy? How many can you do in a minute? Share your amazing ball skills with me by emailing me at email@example.com x
Have a wonderful week! Please stay in touch by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org I love hearing from you all and seeing your wonderful adventures! x
I just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who joined in our zoom story time today! It was lovely to see you all and I hope you enjoyed my story with my special guest. 🌟
Sorry if you struggled to see our story today, unfortunately the signal wasn’t very good. I have shared our story on Torrisholme TV on my amazing author page so you can enjoy the full story, have a lovely weekend,
love Mrs Dickinson 🌈
Friday 22nd May
Good Morning 1D!
Today let’s write 4 questions for Golden Bear to ask about him all about his home learning adventures. Use words like: why, when, where, what, who & how to start your questions. Please remember our questions have a capital letter at the beginning and a question mark at the end. Please share your wonderful learning with me by emailing me at email@example.com x
Our class zoom story is at 3pm today, I hope you can join me x
Thursday 21st May
Good Morning, today’s let’s be amazing artists! In your garden or on a walk can you collect natural objects such as leaves, flowers, pieces of bark, dried leaves, sticks, stones and collect in a little bag. Once home can you create your own nature art? Andy Goldsworthy is an artist who uses natural materials such as leaves and stones to create site-specific sculptures that reflect a relationship between the materials and their surroundings. Have a look at some of his beautiful artwork below. Please share your art with me by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org x
Wednesday 20th May
Good Morning. Today let’s explore coins and their value!
Have a look in your money box or kindly ask grownup if they can share some coins with you (1p,2p,5p,10p,20p,50p, £1 & £2 coin if you have them but don’t’ worry if you haven’t, just use the coins you have).
Have a look at all the coins and can you sort them into pence and pounds? Can you say the value of each coin? How many 1 pence coins do you need to make 2p? 5p? 10p? 20P? 50p? £1?
How many 1 pound coins do you need to make 2 pounds?
Ellie (Mrs Dickinson’s daughter) says all the coins are round. Do you agree with Ellie? Can you explain your answer?
Mr Dickinson had a 50p coin and Mrs Dickinson has £1 coin. Mr Dickinson says he has more money than Mrs Dickinson because his coin is bigger? Is he right or wrong? Can you explain your answer?
Please share your wonderful learning with me by emailing me at email@example.com x
Tuesday 19th May
Good Morning, let’s be super scientists! Today we are going to think about different materials and why they are used.
Here is a list of some everyday materials along with some basic properties and examples for each.
Glass – transparent (see through); hard
Examples – windows; TV screens
Wood – hard; strong
Examples – furniture
Metal – very hard; very strong
Examples – pans; cars
Plastic – can be bent and twisted into different shapes
Examples – drink bottles; school chairs
Fabric – soft; squashy; stretchy
Examples – clothes; cushions
Brick/rock – very strong; very hard
Examples – buildings; walls
Paper – bendy; light Examples – newspapers; books; posters
Cardboard - stronger than paper; not easily bent. Examples – boxes
Walk around your home and go on a material scavenger hunt and make a list of all the different materials you can find in your home. See if you can tell which material different objects are made from and think about why that material was chosen. Please share your wonderful learning with me by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org x
Monday 18th May
Good Morning 1D! I just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who joined in our zoom story time on Friday! It was lovely to see you all and I hope you enjoyed my special stories. I hope you can all join me again this Friday 22nd May at 3pm for another super story x
Today let’s go on a minibeast adventure! Can you go on a minbeast hunt in your garden?
Write some short sentences saying which minibeasts you found. Write as many as you can like this:
I saw a snail.
I saw a spider.
Once you've listed as many as you can, try using the word 'and' to join sentences them together. For example:
I saw a snail and a spider.
Choose your favourite minibeasts and let’s make a game! Draw six big squares on a piece of paper and then cut out each square. On one side write the name of a minibeast (or draw a picture of it). Then on the other side write a sentence about that minibeast. Try using the word 'and' to include more details. For example: I have a small body and I have eight legs. See how many of your family members can guess the minibeasts!
Please share your wonderful learning with me by emailing me at email@example.com, have fun! x
Zoom Story Time
I just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who joined in our zoom story time today! It was lovely to see you all and I hope you enjoyed my special stories. I hope you can all join me again on Friday 22nd May at 3pm for another super story x
This weekend I would like to challenge you to do as many RAK (Random Act of Kindness) as you can! Please share your wonderful acts of kindness with me by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org it fills my heart with joy to see you all helping and spreading love and happiness with your acts of kindness! x
Friday 15th May
Good Morning! What a wonderful week! I have loved talking to each of you on the telephone and today is our very first story time! I have emailed your parents our meeting and password codes ready for today. I will open and begin the meeting 5 minutes before the 3pm start, please do not try to join the meeting before then. This is a first attempt so hopefully it will run smoothly. I hope you can join me for our very first story!
Today’s challenge is counting to join club 100!
Can you count forwards in your ones to 100? Backwards in your ones from 100 to 0? Share a video of your clever counting with me at email@example.com x Have fun!
Thursday 14th May
Good Morning! What a lovely week I am having, it has been so nice to talk to you all on the telephone! Please don’t worry if you have missed my call, if you were out or busy I will be trying again to speak to you x
Let’s have fun with music! You can make music without using instruments. You can create your own melodies and rhythms from just the noises you can make with your bodies. Why don't you try making some of the following noises?
flap your arms like a penguin
stomp your feat like a dinosaur
click your tongue to sound like a unicorn
rub your hands together
pat your cheeks
clap your hands to the name of your favourite animal, for example, crocodile (croc-o-dile/clap- clap -clap).
Send your marvellous rhythms and melodies to me by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org x
Wednesday 13th May
Good morning! Let’s read a story! Today is a reading challenge.
I would like you to read a non-fiction book from home or you can find a new and exciting title by logging into oxford owl 'My Class Login'.
My class name: year1class1d
My class password:year1class1d
Once you have logged on, navigate to ‘My Bookshelf’ tab and search for age 5-6 in the filter bar or in the themes bar to find a topic that interests you. Here you will find a large selection of eBooks. Have a browse through the selection and choose a non-fiction book that looks interesting. There are books about dinosaurs and monsters, animals, science and technology and many more!
Once you have finished your books I would like you to write down 3 interesting facts you have discovered since sharing your non-fiction book? Please remember to add the story title to your fantastic facts and record the story title in your school reading record. Please share your wonderful learning with me by emailing me at email@example.com. Happy Reading!
Tuesday 12th May
Good Morning 1D! I love how you are all staying in touch with each other by writing letters and meeting each other on zoom! I miss you all so much so this Friday the 15th May I would like to arrange a special story on zoom at 3pm. I will email your parents the meeting and password code the day before so you can join our special story at 3pm. I will be online and open the meeting 5 minutes before the 3pm start time, please try not to join the meeting before then. This is a first attempt so hopefully it will run smoothly. Please don’t worry if your child is not able to attend. Hopefully this will be the first of many. I hope you can join me for our first story! 📖
Mrs Moizer sent me some wonderful photographs of her and her lovely pet Moose. Moose is a working cocker spaniel and will be 2 years old in September. This is a picture of my dog Sparky, he is 9 year old and is a chalky. Can you draw and label your pet? If you don’t have a pet could your draw a pet that you would like? Or a family or friends pet? Draw your picture carefully and draw lines as you label key parts of your pet, for example – tail, etc.
Do you remember when we carefully labelled our astronaut drawing? We carefully drew lines and used and applied our phonic knowledge to write our words, forming each letter carefully. Please share your wonderful drawing and labels with me by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org x
Monday 11th May
Good Morning, I hope you had a wonderful weekend!
This morning we are going to have fun with phonics! Can you find your phonic flashcards we made in a previous challenge? Don’t worry if you can’t, here are our sounds:
Phase 3: qu, ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, ar, or, ur, ow, oi, ear, air, ure, er
Phase 5: ay, ou, ie, ea, or, ir, use, wh, ph, ew, oe, au, (our split digraphs also contains two letters but they are split between a consonant, for example; make, bike and pure)
a-e, e-e, i-e, o-e, u-e
If you would like to hear the pronunciation of each sound, please copy and paste this link
Pick three sounds from your flashcards and go on a hunt around your home or garden and try finding objects that start with the same sound. If you can, write the names of the items too. Try to find five items for each sound. Please share your wonderful learning with me by emailing me at email@example.com x
Have you seen our Letter and Sounds for home and school learning link? On the class pages, click on our Letters and Sounds for home and school learning and you will find a link for year 1 phonic daily sessions taught by celebrity TV stars, have fun!
Friday 8th May
Today is a very special day, it is VE Day! 🇬🇧🎖
I would love to see how you celebrate VE DAY… Are you having a Great British bake off in your house? 🎖Can you design a medal for you or for someone else for being kind or brave? Can you investigate vehicles that were used during the war and design and make you own? Can you find out about key historical figures such as Winston Churchill? Are you having a street party at home?
I can’t wait to see how you choose to celebrate, we will be all waving our flags at home after the national two minute silence at 11am and then toasting and cheering for our heroes at 3pm and then listening to Winston Churchill’s famous speech that declared the end of the war in Europe from 1945. Maybe you could do these things together at the same time?
Please share your celebrations with me by emaling me at firstname.lastname@example.org x Have a lovely bank holiday weekend 🌟
Thursday 7th May
Tomorrow is a very special day, it is VE Day! 🇬🇧
Victory in Europe Day - also known as VE Day - celebrates the end of the Second World War. Tomorrow, countries throughout the world will celebrate the 75th VE Day and it is a very special celebration. On VE Day people celebrated with street parties, wore red, white and blue the colours of the Union Jack Flag and waved flags. They enjoyed hanging bunting and banners and dancing to mark this special day.
Today I would like you to make and deign your very own special bunting for your home or garden ready for the celebration tomorrow. You could use paper and string or any other crafty materials around the home. People enjoyed decorating their homes with the Union Jack Flag colours (red, white and blue). 🇬🇧 Maybe you could have a look and draw your very own Union Jack Flag and add this to your special celebration bunting?
Do you have any family member that fought in World War Two? Can any family members remember celebrating VE Day with a street party?
Please share your wonderful learning with me by emailing me at email@example.com x
Wednesday 6th May
We’re going on a dinosaur adventure! Today is our last dinosaur adventure of the week so choose an activity and have a roarsome time!
Think about the type of habitat the dinosaur you created lived in –what would it have looked like? Can you create your own? You might like to use an old shoe box and collect natural materials from the outdoor environment to create a suitable habitat or you could draw and represent your ideas on paper, you may even like to make your habitat outside in your garden using stones and natural resources. Please share your amazing habitats by emailing it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org x
Another roarsome adventure! Think about your favourite dinosaur? Is it a Tyrannosaurus? Stegosaurus? Triceratops? Brontosaurus? Can you create a poster about your favourite dinosaur? Can you find out information about your dinosaur and add dinosaur facts about your favourite dinosaur? Is your favourite dinosaur an herbivore? Carnivore or omnivore?
Herbivore – Only eats plants.
Carnivore – Only eat meat. These dinosaurs have to catch animals to eat.
Omnivore – Are dinosaurs that eats a variety of food of both plants and animals.
Please share your amazing posters with me by emailing me at email@example.com x
Tuesday 5th May
I loved your clever dinosaur creations! 🦕 Can you research and write 3 super facts about the dinosaur you created?
Do dino bark rubbings interest you? Go outdoors in your garden or on your daily walk and use crayons to rub over your picture on the bark of a tree trunk. Think about using different colours to add more depth and texture to your masterpiece
Ask your grown up for permission to download this free app onto a family tablet or phone it’s called Dinosaurs Everywhere! (See my photograph below). Using this app you can see dinosaurs everywhere! Have fun seeing dinosaurs appear around your home and garden!
Please share your roarsome facts with me by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org x
Monday 4th May
Good Morning! Today let’s go on our dinosaur adventure and have a roarsome time!
At present over 700 different species of dinosaurs have been identified and named. However paleontologists believe that there are many more new and different dinosaur species still to be discovered.
Can you name your favourite dinosaur? Could you make a junk model of your favourite dinosaur? Think how you can reuse yogurt pots, toilet roll tubes, bubble wrap, corks, straws, scrap paper, cardboard and egg boxes to make a dinosaur. Please share your clever creations with me by emailing me at email@example.com x
Have you seen your friends appearing on Torrishome TV? Zachary, Amira, Harry K, Felicity, Sam & Phoebe have read their special stories aloud for you on our amazing authors page with Mrs Dickinson. Mia, Jake & Harry H have a funny joke for you on our LOL channel.
Friday 1st May
I just wanted to say a big thank you for your amazing stories. I loved reading each and every one!
As you know, I've been back in school this week so I thought it would be lovely to end the week with a school themed challenge. I've magpied today's challenge from Mrs Scholey, can you paint or draw our class tree?
Below you will find photographs on our class tree. Study them carefully and use your super observational skills to paint or draw a detailed representation of our tree. If you keep these safe I will stick them in your topic books, alongside your autumn and winter trees, when we return to school. Please share your beautiful drawings and paintings with me by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org, have fun my artists!
Have you seen our whole school 'The Lockdown LOLathon' Challenge? We would like you to send in a video of you telling your favourite joke which we can add to the LOL channel on Torrisholme TV! Send your videos to Mrs Price email@example.com x There are even some prizes for the jokes that get the most laughs! Have fun 1D! x
This weekend 1D I would like you to create your very own treasure chest of goodness!
First find and recycle a cardboard box (Like a tissue box) and create and decorate your very own special treasure chest with the words ‘I am’ on the top.
Next draw and cut out golden coins.
Add a coin each day with a positive affirmation, for example I am kind.
Enjoy sharing and reading your positive affirmations with a family member x
Thursday 30th April
I am having a lovely week in school but missing you all so much! Yesterday guess who I saw....Mrs T! She popped in on her daily walk to say hello and she wanted me to let you know she misses you all lots and she loves seeing all your wonderful learning adventures! 🌈🌟
Today’s challenge has been inspired by Phoebe and her wonderful story ‘The Chocolate Girl’. Today I would like you to be an amazing author and tell a story! Orally retell a story (this might be your own story or a story you have read and innovated by changing a character or some of the events). Draw a story map and sequence the main events and then write your super story. As you create your story map think about your wonderful words and story opening, does your story begin with one sunny morning? Once upon a time? Can you use adventurous vocabulary? For example rather than hungry use the adventurous word ravenous. Can you send a photograph of your amazing story or send a video of you reading your story aloud? I can’t wait to hear your story my amazing authors! X
Wednesday 29th April
Lily, Zachary, Harry K and lots of you are enjoying learning to tell the time at home and have inspired today’s challenge, let’s have fun learning about time together! ⏰ Today I want you to make a clever clock. Have a look at a clock in your house and see how number 12 is at the top and the numbers are in a circle shape. You could create a clock using a cereal box, cut out a circle and add our numbers to 12 and make two hands (one long and one short), using a paper plate or make an outdoor clock by writing the numbers 1 to 12 and placing the numbers in a circle shape and using 2 sticks you can move for the hands. The short hand is our hour hand and the long hand is our minute hand.
Move your hands to create the times:
At half past the hour, our minute hand travels half way around the clock from the twelve and is pointing at the six. The hour hand is half way between the hours (for example halfway between one and two).
Move your hands to create the time:
Half past one
Half past four
Half past ten
Can you tell me what time it is showing on my handmade clock? Please share your wonderful learning with me by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org x
Tuesday 28th April
I had a lovely day in school yesterday but missed you all so much! I walked into our 1D classroom and your beautiful portraits made me smile from ear to ear! 🎨 I was lucky to see Molly and her family and have a lovely catch up, just before she went on her daily walk in the beautiful sunshine. ✨🌈
Today can you write a special spring acrostic poem? 🌱 In an acrostic poem, the first letter of each line spells a word. The word is the subject of the poem. First think about spring time and write down lots of words to help you, for example, green, buds, daffodils, flowers grow, sunshine, lambs, chicks, etc. Now let’s write an acrostic poem! Write down the word spring in CAPITAL LETTERS vertically down the page
Write a super sentence for each line beginning with the letter in the words spring. Have fun my poets! Please share your poem with me by emailing me at email@example.com x
Monday 27th April
Good Morning 1D. This week is slightly different for me as I am going to be on duty at school, looking after the children of our key workers, but don’t worry I will still be posting your daily challenges it might just take me a little longer than usual to reply to your emails. 🌈
📚 Let’s read a story! Today is a reading challenge. 📖 I would like you to read a story from home or you can find a new and exciting title by logging into oxford owl 'My Class Login'
My class name: year1class1d
My class password:year1class1d
Once you have logged on, navigate to ‘My Bookshelf’ tab and search for age 5-6 in the filter bar. Here you will find a large selection of eBooks. Have a browse through the selection and choose one that looks interesting.
Once you have finished your story I would like you to draw/paint/collage and create a picture of your favourite part of the story and explain why you liked it. Please remember to add the story title to your beautiful work and record the story title in your school reading record. 📚
Happy Reading! 📖 Please share your wonderful learning with me by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org x