Heavers Farm year group blog

01/04/2020 History Lesson

Good morning Year 1!

As you know, for the past few weeks in our history lesson, we’ve been learning about old and new toys.

Today we are designing our own old toys. To help you with this, below are some pictures and information where you can see how old toys are like, and how different they can be from the toys we have today.

You can choose to design your toy, either based on the pictures or something else using your own imagination.

Things to think about before you start designing your toy:

What it’s made from, how it’s painted or dressed, and how it moves/works.

An old toy might be made from metal or wood, which most modern toys aren’t made made from, or be dressed in a way that isn’t how we dress today.

Did you know?

One of the oldest toys in Britain was found near Stonehenge. Archeologists think it is about 2000 years old!

Also, the teddy bear was named after an American president, Teddy Roosevelt. The first teddy bears were made in America in 1903.

We would love to hear in your comments, what toy you’ve designed, and if you enjoyed today’s History activity.

Handwriting and Phonics 01/04/20

Good morning children, before we begin our handwriting let’s do a little warm up with some hand squeezes. Squeeze your hands into a fist and then stretch out the fingers and wrists. Maybe you can turn this into a fun little dance? Put on your favourite song and stretch those hands!

Handwriting:  Let’s continue with our ‘ad’ word family words. Today we are going to write the words had, pad and glad. Remember to write on cursive and begin on the line. See my example below.


Phonics: This week we have looked at the long e sound. We have practised /ee/ and /ea/, both of which make the long e sound. Do you know any other ways to make this sound? Today we will look at e-e.

Today I would like you to practise the e-e words with the below read and roll mat. You will need a dice, if you don’t have a dice, please draw dots on any cube shape you can find in your home. Roll the dice and read a word that corresponds to the number of dots. The first to get a complete row of 5 is the winner. Have fun!

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Guided Reading 01/04/20

Good morning children, how are you today? I hope everybody has been reading to their parents at home. What books have you been reading? Have you got a favourite book you would like to tell us about in the comments?

We are going to begin our day with a story, so sit back, relax and listen.

Today in Guided Reading let’s continue with our rhymes. Today’s rhyme is Mary had a little lamb. I want you to read the words below then watch the video and sing along, learning the actions as you go along. Are you able to learn and perform this rhyme for your family?

Mary had a little lamb

Mary had a little lamb,
It’s fleece was white as snow;
And everywhere that Mary went
The lamb was sure to go.

He followed her to school one day
Which was against the rule;
It made the children laugh and play,
To see a lamb at school.

Who can remember our poem of the week? Well done if you just answered ‘Wings’ by Pie Corbett. Yesterday I asked you to learn the first two stanza’s and make up some actions to go with the poem to help you remember it. Were you able to do it? Let’s continue with the next two stanza’s today.

If I had wings I would listen to the clouds of sheep bleat that graze on the blue.
If I had wings I would breathe deep and sniff the scent of raindrops.

Are you able to recite it? What actions did you think of? Let’s practise what we have learnt so far.

“If I had wings I would touch the fingertips of clouds and glide on the wind’s breath.
If I had wings I would taste a chunk of the sun as hot as peppered curry.
If I had wings I would listen to the clouds of sheep bleat that graze on the blue.
If I had wings I would breathe deep and sniff the scent of raindrops.”

Well done boys and girls, go and find a book at home now and enjoy a story.

Planning your own poem!

Morning all, I hope everybody is safe and well.

Today, we are going to be planning our own poems!

Taking inspiration from Julia Donaldson, we are going to plan a poem about a day in our life.

First of all, make yourself one of these…

Keep this table with you as you carry on throughout your day and add to the three lists as you go (if you like, this could be done over a couple of days).

Try and notice some things you think and feel, things you do and objects, pets (if you have any or see any out of the window) and people you see and write them down. Here’s one I’ve made for inspiration…

Looking at what you’ve written, can you find any two things that rhyme with one another? We’ll call these rhyming pairs. They don’t have to be from the same list; from my table, I can see ‘Geography task’ and ‘Drank from flask’ rhyme with one another and I can also see ‘Went on the Year 1 Blog’ and ‘Dog’ rhyme with one another.

If you can’t find any rhyming pairs, don’t worry! Try and think of some describing words/feelings that might rhyme with some of the things you have written. Examples: ‘My dad was glad.’ or ‘Got dressed, feeling my best.’ – jot these down if it helps.

On Friday, we’ll be using all or some of what we’ve written today and writing our own ‘A day in my life’ poems!

Until then, stay safe 🙂

Number Bond Sort

Number Bond Work

Now complete the work below. You can draw the shapes or complete the number equation by writing in the missing number.

You can also draw the missing shapes

Sing Along Number Bonds

Use the song to help you learn all the number pairs that make 20.