Highfield Primary School

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Bridgenorth Avenue, Urmston, Manchester, M41 9PA

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Class 1 Previous Home Learning

 

Please find previous weeks' home learning below...

 

 

Week Beginning: Monday 29th June

The following lessons can be done at any point during the week. Please do not feel pressured to complete them all. I have just supplied the foundation subjects that are typically taught weekly. They will be left on weekly learning for the coming weeks for you to work through at your own pace.

 

****TRAFFORD VIRTUAL SPORTS DAY - WEDNESDAY 1ST JULY****

Click here to see the day's activities explained. Take a look at the PowerPoint here.

 

PSHE - Games Apart

In today's lesson, we'll be exploring and learning how to play some outdoor games in the current climate. Transmission of germs will be touched upon as well as the importance of social distancing during the teachings of the games. We will run through the rules of each game introduced and then practise playing them with our families and friends. Each game will support children’s physical, personal, emotional and social wellbeing.

PSHE - My Lock Down Feelings

In today’s lesson, we will review our time capsule that we created last lesson. We will reflect on our lockdown experience and on how it has felt being away from school for so long. We will think about what we have enjoyed and create a feelings jar, filled with all of the things that have made us happy, which might help others feel better about their experience.

Science - What Is Sound?

In today’s lesson, we'll be learning about sound. We will be specifically looking at what sound is and how to make sounds. This lesson will include identifying different volumes of sound. Lastly, we will be conducting an experiment to see if the sounds outside our home are the same in the morning compared to the sounds at night time.

Art - To Create Shadow Art

In this lesson, we will be learning all about light and how to create shadows. The shadows will be our source of inspiration for our artwork today. We will be discussing different types of materials which help shadows to form.

 

Music - Body Percussion

Talk through this PowerPoint, and investigate body percussion.

PE -

PE with Joe Wicks is no longer daily. He will be live at 9AM each Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. Click here to find previous workouts.

 

 Daily Phonics

******* DAILY PHONICS FOR RECEPTION AND YEAR 1 IS VIA THE RWI YOUTUBE CHANNEL. THEY WILL STREAM DAILY LESSONS AT 9:30 AM. NEW DAILY FILMS INCLUDE: *******

  • 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.)

Guidance explaining Red Words and Hold a Sentence can be found on the home reading page.

Monday

English
In this lesson, we will learn some features of reptiles. We will be thinking about what makes reptiles unique and choose our favourite reptile to describe. You can extend this lesson by using an encyclopedia to compare reptiles to other animal groups, talking about the similarities and differences.
Maths
In this lesson we will practise adding 2 quantities together by counting them all.

  

Tuesday

English

In this lesson, we will listen to the story of The Crocodile Who Didn’t Like Water, by Gemma Merino. We answer questions about the story, justifying our answers with the word ‘because’ to support our communication skills. You can extend this lesson by researching dragons and considering how they differ from crocodiles.

Maths

In this lesson we will add 2 quantities together by adding on. This means remembering the initial amount and counting on from that to add on the next amount.

 

 

Wednesday

English

In this lesson, we will commit The Crocodile Who Didn’t Like Water, by Gemma Merino, to our memories by drawing a story map. You can extend this lesson by acting out the story and thinking of a step for each part.

Maths

In this lesson we will start learning about subtraction. We will look at the part-whole model and think about subtraction as partitioning, taking away a part of the whole and finding out how many are left.

 

Thursday

English

In this lesson, we will use our knowledge of reptiles to draw and describe a reptile of our choice. We will think carefully about what words to use and write some of them down. Please bring this description along to the next lesson, where we will write a reptile factfile.

Maths

In this lesson we will continue learning about subtraction. We will think about subtraction as taking away and we will make up subtraction stories.

  

Friday

English

In this lesson, we will write a fact file about our favourite reptiles, thinking about their appearance, habitats and characteristics. You can extend this learning by making fact files on different types of animals.

Maths

In this lesson we will revise more and fewer by comparing groups of objects and deciding which group has more and which group has fewer.

 

 

 

 

Week beginning 22.06.2020

PHSE - Glitter Germs

In today’s session, we will be thinking about germs on our clothes; how they are transmitted onto our skin and clothes, and the need to keep clean. We will look into how we can stay clean by washing and changing clothes, and look at the functions of a washing machine. The children will work on creating a visual of a ‘before and after’ of their uniform following a visit to school. From this, we will explore other ways of keeping clean so that we can keep healthy.

Monday

English

This week, we are going on an adventure to Outer Space. We begin the week by learning about The Solar System that we live in. Afterwards, we design our own planet for our own aliens to live on. Begin here.

Maths

In this lesson we will find out what the word 'double' means by making and spotting doubles.

Tuesday

English

 In today’s lesson, we listen to a story about aliens. We think about our favourite part of the story and justify our opinions by answering ‘why’ questions. We also think about the moral of the story and consider why it is important not to judge people based on their appearance. Lets get started..click here. 

Maths  

In this lesson we will learn about what 'half' means by practising halving amounts.

 

Wednesday

English

In this lesson, we remember the story we heard yesterday and draw a story map to help us retell it. We think about the appearance of the character as we plan to write a character description later this week. Start here.

Maths

In this lesson we will continue to practise halving.

 

Thursday

English

In this lesson, we design our own alien to live on our planet. We think carefully about its appearance and label the different parts of our alien. Give your alien a name and bring it along to tomorrow’s lesson, where we write a character description! Have a go here.

Maths

In this lesson we will look at the relationship between double and half.

 

Friday

English

In this lesson, we bring our aliens to life! We write sentences about their appearance, focusing on sounding out the words independently. After the lesson, you can create your own aliens at home using playdough, junk modelling or paint.

Maths

This lesson is a revision lesson. If you are watching with your child you can pause the lesson and talk through sections together. You can always go back and watch the lesson for that bit of learning again.

 

Week Beginning: Monday 15th June

PSHE - 'We're part of the same pond' (this lesson can be done at any point during the week).

In today’s lesson, we will gain a better understanding of what social distancing means and the importance of it, especially relating to the reopening of schools. We will listen to a story that explains the need for space and how it helps to keep us safe within the current climate. From this, pupils will create their own safety spot.

 Here are further ideas to support your child this week. Choose the activities at your leisure.

PSHE - Playing together but apart 

In today’s lesson, we will be adding another important item into our time capsule. We will take the challenge of not being able to play some of our favourite playground games and create new ones or adapt the existing ones. The key will be that they will be safe and ensure a safe distance is maintained. Isn’t it interesting to think how future generations may view this?

Art

In this lesson, we will be making insects using natural materials we can find on our walk, run or cycle! You will need things like small twigs, leaves, petals and stones. You can watch the lesson first, then complete the activity!

Monday

English
This week, we are going on an adventure to Outer Space. We begin the week by learning about The Solar System that we live in. Afterwards, we design our own planet for our own aliens to live on.
Maths
In this lesson, we will introduce the names and properties of some simple 2D shapes. We will use those properties to sort the shapes. During your daily exercise go on a 2D shape walk and spot shapes in the environment. Which 2D shapes can you spot inside your home?

 Tuesday

 English

In today’s lesson, we listen to a story about aliens. We think about our favourite part of the story and justify our opinions by answering ‘why’ questions. We also think about the moral of the story and consider why it is important not to judge people based on their appearance.

Maths

In this lesson, we will be making and spotting different repeating patterns. Draw or use natural resources or your toys to create your own repeating patterns.

 Science -  The Big Playground Draw.

This is your time to show off all the information you have learn't in science so far this year.

Take a look at this poster and use our Science Knowledge Organiser sheet to help you think of ideas. Don't forget to send your pictures to our class email. We cant wait to see your fabulous drawings; why not try to label the drawings too, that really will blow our socks off!

Wednesday

 English

In this lesson, we remember the story we heard yesterday and draw a story map to help us retell it. We think about the appearance of the character as we plan to write a character description later this week.

Maths

In this lesson, we will learn the names of simple 3D shapes. Can you find any out and about or in your home?

 Thursday

English

In this lesson, we design our own alien to live on our planet. We think carefully about its appearance and label the different parts of our alien. Give your alien a name and bring it along to tomorrow’s lesson, where we write a character description!

Maths

In this lesson, we will look closely at the properties of 3D shapes and talk about them, using new language to describe them.

 Friday

English

In this lesson, we bring our aliens to life! We write sentences about their appearance, focusing on sounding out the words independently. After the lesson, you can create your own aliens at home using playdough, junk modelling or paint.

Maths

In this lesson, we will practise some of the concepts we have been learning during the last six weeks.

 

 

Week 8 ~ Week Beginning 08/06/20:

PHSE- Healthy Hugs (this lesson can be done at any point during the week).

In today’s lesson, we will be helping ‘Rosie the Ragdoll’ learn a different way of meeting and greeting her friends during COVID-19 without touching each other. We will begin by recognising and understanding different non-verbal gestures to communicate. From this, we will practise communicating a positive message through gestures. By the end, we will have a sequence of gestures to share with our friends and an alternative way for Rosie to greet her.

 

Here are further ideas to support your child this week. Choose the activities at your leisure.

 

 Monday - English
This week we will learn the story Jack and The Beanstalk. We begin the week by following instructions to plant a seed. I wonder if your plant will grow into a plant as big as Jack’s?! Begin today lesson by clicking here. 
 
Maths
In this lesson Reggie will act out his daily routine. Can you work out what he gets up to everyday? After that you will think about your daily routine and act it out. It can be helpful to have a similar routine each day especially at the start and end of the day. 
Tuesday - English
In this lesson, we will listen to the story Jack and the Beanstalk. We will design our own beanstalk and think about what it looks like. Maybe after the lesson, you can make a giant beanstalk in your home by painting or junk modelling. Click here to begin.
 
Maths
In this lesson you will learn the names and order of the days in the week. You can use junk modelling to make a daily calendar.
 
Wednesday - English
In this lesson, we will draw a story map to help us remember the key parts of Jack and The Beanstalk. Remember to use your story map to tell your teddy the story so that they can learn it too. Start here.
 
Maths
In this lesson we will look at the different seasons and what happens in the world around us during these seasons. You will find out when your birthday is and spot the seasons. Look out of your window and use your daily exercise to spot signs of the season we are in when you are outside.
 
Thursday - English
In this lesson, we will act out the story Jack and The Beanstalk. We also begin writing the story, remembering to use the word bank to help us spot tricky words. You can make the lesson easier by practising sounding out one word at a time. Begin here.
 
Maths
In this lesson you will compare how much you can do in 15s, 30s and a minute. You can time yourself at home - how quickly can you put on your coat or run a short distance? Can you brush your teeth for 2 minutes in the morning and evening?
 
Friday - English
In this lesson, we will imagine what we would like to find at the top of the beanstalk. Then we will finish writing the story. If you're feeling creative, you could turn your story into a book by illustrating it after the lesson. Its Friday, give it your all, start here.
 
Maths 
In this lesson you will see how many different ways you can arrange the same number of objects. This lesson is based on the nrich activity 'Show me.'
 

Would you like to take part in an exciting initiative the ‘Joy of Moving Home School Festival’?

If you take part in the ‘Joy of Moving Home School Festival’ it is just like taking part in a school's sports day! And we all know how much fun that is.

The ‘Joy of Moving Home School Festival’ has been created to get families moving and to enjoy games together during lockdown in partnership with Foundation 92 (the charity created by Manchester United's class of 92. Also, if you take part and send photographs or videos into school of you and your family participating, then we may be in for a chance to win £500 worth of sports equipment for school. As well as that, you will also be in with the chance to receive a certificate for your efforts.

Take a look at the booklet below to see how you can plan your very own ‘Joy of Moving Home School Festival’.  You might want to spend today organising your festival and plan it for a different day to make it the best it can be.

Remember to send in photographs.

Daily activities:

15 mins reading -

  • Read one of the books you have taken home from school
  • Check out Oxford Owl's free ebook library. Its free to sign up to and they have over 100 ebooks, including favourites such as Biff, Chip & Kipper and Winnie the Witch, as well as a great selection of non-fiction books
  • Audible have released lots of free children's audio books for the duration of the school closure, check some of them out here
  • Struggling for reading books? We have just signed up to a new scheme called Reading Planet. Follow the instructions below to access a wide range of books for children from EYFS through to KS2:

ONLINE LIBRARY READING PLANET

Click on the following link to gain access to a whole library of books.

https://my.risingstars-uk.com/Default.aspx?cid=DL273622  

You will see a box asking for your username and password. These are the same ones as you use for Times Table Rockstars. You will need to input the school ID code which is: 273622

 Please ensure that you choose the correct level for your child when accessing these phonics resources in order to maximise their learning opportunities.

To see the full list of RWI set 1, 2 and 3 sounds alongside their rhymes click here 

***Why not use this fun phonics calendar throughout the Month of May? Click the link next***

to the phase that your child is on:

 

Red, Green and Pink - phase 2 / Set 1 & 2:  May Phonics Calendar Phase 2

Orange and Yellow - phase 2 and 3 / Set 2 & 3 May Phonics Calendar Phase 2, Phase 3

Blue and Grey - phase 3, 4 and 5 / Set 3 May Phonics Calendar Phase 3, Phase 4, Phase 5

 

Please ensure that you choose the correct level for your child when accessing these phonics resources in order to maximise their learning opportunities.

To see the full list of RWI set 1, 2 and 3 sounds alongside their rhymes click here 

 

Maths - This weeks focus is Measurement

This week  the children will use everyday language to talk about size and weight to
compare quantities and objects and to solve problems. 

Monday

  • Firstly we would like you to go and collect 4 items from within your house, this could be toys, a shoe, books, whatever you fancy.
  • When you have collected your 4 items I would like you to try and describe them? Encourage describing the items using words such as
    ‘round’ and ‘long’. Which item is the shortest? Which item is the longest?
  • Next, I would like you to the items in length order starting with the shortest? Can you label the items using the words; big, small, long, short?

    Challenge questions

  • Why do you think that item is the longest? Can you draw an object that is longer than this one? (adults point to appropriate)
  •  Now have a go at playing this game

 

English - 

Recap on the letters of the alphabet by watching this video 

Today in English I would to see your beautiful writing. Can you practise writing the set 2 sounds and next to it a  word or two that contain that sound.

e.g.  ay -  spray

You will find a list of the set 2 sounds here.

 

Tuesday -

 Maths- Today our focus is on height. 

Warm up by playing this game

  • First of all,  I would like you to collect 5 dolls or figures from your toy box. This can be a range of barbies, knights, superheroes, dolls or princesses. Alternatively you can gather the members in your household.
  • Once you have collected all 5, can you put them in height order starting with the shortest first. How do you know that one is the shortest? Adults can you model how to stand the figures/ people next to one another allowing us to see the difference in heights. 

English -

For the rest of this week we are going to focus on the story 'Hansel and Gretel', this is one of my favourite stories. In the story, the children follow a trail of breadcrumbs to find a house built of sweets! Today, we are going to design our own sweet thinking about what it looks and tastes

 

Music- Trafford singing challenge. Your grown ups were emailed about this exciting event last week so I hope you have had chance to look at the song lyrics that were sent through. If not please click HERE.

Children from across Greater Manchester will be singing along in their homes, gardens and schools. We would love to see you join in, so please ask your grown up to video or photograph your performance and share it with Trafford Music Service on social media @MusicInTrafford or email it to music.service@trafford.gov.uk

Wednesday

Maths - 

  •  Begin by watching  'Numberjacks - Measured Response'.
  • Today we are going to have a go at measuring using non standard measures (Non-standard units are used by children in Foundation Stage (nursery and Reception) and Year 1, to introduce very young children to the concept of measuring without them having to read a tape measure or scales for example if you chose to measure a book you could use a pencil, the book is 3 pencils long).
  • Have a go at this worksheet, if you are unable to print the worksheet, then why not create your own, choose an object you are going to use as your measuring tool, this could be a pencil, shoe, your arm or your hand. Then its simple, look around your home and find things to measure, record your findings on a piece of paper.

 

English -

  • In today's lesson you will listen to the story of Hansel and Gretel, and begin to think about one key character- the witch! After the story, we will think about the appearance of the wicked witch. You can make her look like my drawing or be as creative as you like designing your own!
  • Begin today's lesson here.

 

Thursday

Maths - 

  • Warm up by playing this game - you'll need to sign up; its free and speedy to do so.
  • Now have a go at completing this worksheet by cutting the objects and sticking them in size order. Again if your are unable to print the worksheet, adults your could draw the pencils.

English -

  • Story mapping time- think back to our class story maps- 'Polar Bear Polar Bear' and 'Jasper's Beanstalk' today your'e going to create your own story map. Think carefully about what pictures and words will help you to remember the main parts. After the lesson, you can use the map to tell the story to your teddies.There will be lots of help given along the way.
  • Begin here following the step by step instructions

 

Friday

 Maths - 

  • Complete one or more of the activities below.

English - 

  •  Today we are going to focus on writing -In this lesson, we will act out the story of Hansel and Gretel. Writers looking for a challenge will stay and write the first part of the story with Miss Hughes. Remember, it is just as important to be able to tell the story as it is to write it, so practice telling it to your teddies!
  • Start today's lesson here. 
  • Your challenge is to write at least one sentence, I would love to see it,  please email your work to me on our class email address. 

 

 Some other PE activities to try.

Cbeebies - Keep Calm

Strength and Yoga Card

P.E.

  • Why not practise some fun yoga and listen to a story at the same time with Cosmic Yoga, there are loads of different stories to choose from. Check out their website or look on their YouTube site for some great videos
  • Also check out the Joe Wicks: body coach channel with lots of interesting work out videos. Plus at 9am every weekday Joe will be live streaming a kids P.E. lesson, so don't forget to tune in
  • Check out our fabulous Highfield Primary P.E. and Sports page for more great sporting ideas.
  • Keep checking our twitter page for updates and a range of challenges..Mr McRae is up this week!

 

*******Adults - Make sure you talk about internet safety with your child/children*******

 It is important to make it clear to the children that they should only be sending an email to the class address because they know it is a safe address and it will be going to somebody that they know

 They can only send an email with their grown-up's permission and with their grown-up supervision.

 Stress to the children that they should never open email attachments that are unexpected or from unknown sources, they should be very wary of links in emails, and they should not give out personal information

Activities for during the half term holiday

 
 
https://www.marieclaire.co.uk/life/29-kids-activities-during-lockdown-691585 A range of activities broken down into age groups.

Week 5 ~ Week Beginning 4/5/20:

Daily activities:

15 mins reading -

  • Read one of the books you have taken home from school
  • Check out Oxford Owl's free ebook library. Its free to sign up to and they have over 100 ebooks, including favourites such as Biff, Chip & Kipper and Winnie the Witch, as well as a great selection of non-fiction books
  • Audible have released lots of free children's audio books for the duration of the school closure, check some of them out here
  • Struggling for reading books? We have just signed up to a new scheme called Reading Planet. Follow the instructions below to access a wide range of books for children from EYFS through to KS2:

ONLINE LIBRARY READING PLANET

Click on the following link to gain access to a whole library of books.

https://my.risingstars-uk.com/Default.aspx?cid=DL273622  

You will see a box asking for your username and password. These are the same ones as you use for Times Table Rockstars. You will need to input the school ID code which is: 273622

 Please ensure that you choose the correct level for your child when accessing these phonics resources in order to maximise their learning opportunities.

To see the full list of RWI set 1, 2 and 3 sounds alongside their rhymes click here 

Monday

English

  • Warm up with a phonics activity on Classroom Secrets. If you hover over the EYFS tab then hover over the phonics tab, phase 2-5 will become available to select as an option. Look at the key above to see which phase corresponds with your child's RWI book. You will need to create an account. It is free during school closure.
  • Next, the children can partake in a RWI lesson, through Ruth Miskin's RWI YouTube channel Each lesson is 15 minutes long and is available for 24 hours. Below is the daily timetable for each set. Please also check which set corresponds with the colour book your child is currently on. If the book specifies more than 1 set, only watch the advanced set if they are competent in the lower set.
  • Red, Green and Pink - phase 2 / Set 1 & 2

    Orange and Yellow - phase 2 and 3 / Set 2 & 3

    Blue and Grey - phase 3, 4 and 5 / Set 3

     

Maths

  • Start each day with a Maths Factor task. This is a great website for parents and children. You will need to register yourself and your child.
  • Next watch this episode of Number Blocks.
  • Now make some number cards from 11-20. Do this together to focus on number formation, discussing the numbers as you do this. Once done, shuffle the cards and ask you child to put the number cards in order. Let them complete the task independently before correcting any wobbles. This will encourage independence, perseverance and a growth mindset. If they had a wobble, discuss why it is incorrect and ask them if they think they can correct it. Once it is order, ask them if they can see any patterns. 
  • Find counters, pebbles, pasta etc to represent each number 11-20. Remind your child to do careful counting (taking their time, pressing each item, not counting the next number until their finger is on the next object). Once the numbers have been presented with the concrete objects, ask them if they notice any patterns with the concrete objects.

 

Tuesday

English

  • Warm up with a phonics activity on Classroom Secrets. If you hover over the EYFS tab then hover over the phonics tab, phase 2-5 will become available to select as an option. Look at the key above to see which phase corresponds with your child's RWI book. You will need to create an account. It is free during school closure.
  • Next, the children can partake in a RWI lesson, through Ruth Miskin's RWI YouTube channel. Each lesson is 15 minutes long and is available for 24 hours. Below is the daily timetable for each set. Please also check which set corresponds with the colour book your child is currently on. If the book specifies more than 1 set, only watch the advanced set if they are competent in the lower set.
  • Red, Green and Pink - phase 2 / Set 1 & 2

    Orange and Yellow - phase 2 and 3 / Set 2 & 3

    Blue and Grey - phase 3, 4 and 5 / Set 3

     

 

Maths -

  • Start each day with a Maths Factor task. This is a great website for parents and children. You will need to register yourself and your child.
  • Next watch this episode of Number Blocks.
  • You will find a 10 frame here.

Wednesday

English

  • Warm up with a phonics activity on Classroom Secrets. If you hover over the EYFS tab then hover over the phonics tab, phase 2-5 will become available to select as an option. Look at the key above to see which phase corresponds with your child's RWI book. You will need to create an account. It is free during school closure.
  • Next, the children can partake in a RWI lesson, through Ruth Miskin's RWI YouTube channel. Each lesson is 15 minutes long and is available for 24 hours. Below is the daily timetable for each set. Please also check which set corresponds with the colour book your child is currently on. If the book specifies more than 1 set, only watch the advanced set if they are competent in the lower set.
  • Red, Green and Pink - phase 2 / Set 1 & 2

    Orange and Yellow - phase 2 and 3 / Set 2 & 3

    Blue and Grey - phase 3, 4 and 5 / Set 3

 

Maths - 

  • Start each day with a Maths Factor task. This is a great website for parents and children. You will need to register yourself and your child.

  • You will find a number track to 20 here. 

 

Thursday

English

  • Warm up with a phonics ac

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