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Welcome to the online learning page for Sunflower.

Any tasks, resources or homework will be published below when they become available:

29.06.2020

Dear Parents and Carers, 

This week Woodside Academy are participating in Wellbeing week. Please visit ‘Projects to do at Home’ where you will find a variety of activities to support your child’s wellbeing.

Please continue to visit https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/specialist/#subjects to watch lessons related to a variety of different subjects. Areas that are relevant are the specialist subjects and year 1 lessons.

Best Wishes, 

Miss Medcalf

Maths

The maths focus for this week will be on Number:

Please visit https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-year/year-1/subjects/mathsto view some lessons on number this week. You will need to scroll down the page to ‘Numbers 50-100 and Beyond’

Literacy

Share a story together such as the

          The Bad Tempered Ladybird https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bH6UIYCRmAE

Please find a variety of tasks below related to ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’

 

22.06.2020

Dear Parents and Carers, 

This week Woodside Academy are participating in Science week. Please visit ‘Projects to do at Home’ where you will find a variety of scientific activities related to ‘Garden and park Carnival Science.’ Please take the opportunity to participate in the creative activities or look for minibeasts in some outdoor learning opportunities.

Please continue to visit https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/specialist/#subjects to watch lessons related to a variety of different subjects. Areas that are relevant are the specialist subjects and year 1 lessons.

Best Wishes, 

Miss Medcalf

Maths

The maths focus for this week will be on length:

Please visit https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-year/year-1/subjects/maths to view some lessons on measurement.

Literacy

Share a story together such as the

The Tadpole’s Promise: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKMl-a3-uNY

Argh, Spider: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5df388jmToo

The Hungry Caterpillar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75NQK-Sm1YY

Please find a variety of tasks below related to ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’

  • Sort the food into the days the caterpillar ate them.
  • Sort food into healthy and unhealthy.
  • Write a description of what happened in different parts of the story.

Food Sorting Activity

Healthy & Unhealthy Foods

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Worksheet

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Writing Frames

 

15.06.2020

Dear Parents and Carers, 

Please find some maths and literacy activities linked to the theme ‘Under the Sea.’

Several teachers from Woodside Academy have also prepared some interesting numeracy lessons, please visit https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/specialist/#subjects to watch these lessons. There are also a variety of other lessons for different topics found under the specialist subjects on the website.

Best Wishes, 

Miss Medcalf

Maths

The maths focus for this week will be on money:

Please visit either https://classroom.thenational.academy/specialist/numeracy/ or https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-year/year-1/subjects/maths/to view some lessons on money

Literacy

  • Share a story together such as ‘The Rainbow Fish’ by Marcus Pfister https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQaz0-w-PvA
  • Can you retell the story in the correct order using the sequencing cards?
  • Record what happened in the story using the story description sheet.

Story Description

Story sequencing

 

09.06.2020

Dear Parents and Carers, 

Below are some activities which relate to our ‘Under the Sea’ theme from last week. If you would like some more learning related to this theme please visit the ‘Projects to do at Home’ link to find more resources related to this topic as well as those listed below. 

Several teachers from Woodside Academy have also prepared some interesting numeracy lessons, please visit https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/specialist/#subjects to watch these lessons. There are also a variety of other lessons for different topics found under the specialist subjects on the website.

Best Wishes, 

Miss Medcalf

Maths

The maths focus for this week will be on doubling:

Literacy

Additional Activities:

beach art

 

04.06.2020

Dear Parents and Carers, 

A new home learning pack will be sent home to you this week. However, please find some additional activities for you to complete with your child at home below. Learning happens in a variety of different situations so please continue to encourage your child to participate in everyday activities such as cooking, gardening, exploring through play or taking turns in board games.

To help structure your child's day, resources have been provided so that you can use symbols to show your child what activities they will be completing throughout the day to reduce anxiety. Our pupils work best with a variety of short practical tasks so keep this in mind when planning their daily routine.  Please complete any tasks around the needs of your family.

Best Wishes, 

Miss Medcalf

Maths

Continue to practise counting in 2's, 5's and 10's.

The worksheets below focus on measuring lengths this week. Before filling out these worksheets please take the time to measure a variety of objects around the home with a ruler using centimetres.

Order the items practically from shortest to longest.

Once confident, encourage your child to practise predicting how many centimetres they think the item will be before measuring it.

Please visit the link below for online mathematical activities linked to measurement.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/measures

Literacy

  • During your hourly exercise or in the garden go on a minibeast hunt, what can you find? Draw a minibeast and label the parts.
  • Write a description about what you found on your minibeast hunt.
  • Describe what minibeasts you like and give a reason why you like them.
  • Record simple facts about minibeasts such as what colour they are, where they like to live etc
  • Continue to practise letter and number formation, this can be completed in an interactive way by pouring a small amount of salt/flour into a baking tray to practise drawing the letter with a finger or paintbrush.
  • Listen to your child read using the following link: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home, ask your child simple questions about what is happening in the story they are reading.
  • Provide writing opportunities by asking your child to write simple sentences about what happened in the story.

Additional Activities:

  • Social skills: Practise turn taking with board games or outdoor games if you have a garden. There are also a variety of messy play activities on pinterest. 
  • Art: Practice drawing or painting farm animals using google images to refer to.
  • PE: Youtube has a variety of videos with fun activities for children to join in with there is Just Dance, 5 a day and Joe Wicks.

Please click on the links and documents below for additional learning activities:

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

https://www.phonicsbloom.com/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/maths/

http://www.ictgames.com/resources.html 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/topics/

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

 

01.06.2020

DIY I-Spy Bottles - these are bottles with opportunities for discovery that can be made by recycling and reusing the odd pieces from toy sets that are no longer all together. You can make multiple bottles with a number of different themes: wild-life, cars, letters and numbers. All you need are clean, dry and empty plastic bottles that you can fill with dyed dry rice, lentils or even mini alphabet beads. Add in the bigger themed pieces for your child to find. 

Leaf Painting Art - with summer beginning there are plenty of leaves on the trees and bushes around so why not try painting some leaves and printing them onto paper. All you need is paper, paint, paintbrushes and leaves. For a taste safe activity try this edible paint from Red Tricycle (https://redtri.com/bump-baby/how-to-make-your-own-baby-safe-edible-finger-paint/).

Choose a letter of the week - this activity involves introducing new foods to your child week by week by having your child choose a letter and then trying a new healthy food that starts with that letter. For example: if your child chooses the letter, they could try broccoli. Broccoli can be eaten raw and cooked so why not try it both ways. If your child chooses the letter W, why not try watermelon?

 

19.05.2020

Sensory activity 

https://theimaginationtree.com/frozen-dinosaur-eggs-sensory-play/ - Frozen Dinosaur Eggs Sensory Play is an activity from The Imagination Tree. This is an imaginative play activity that could also be turned into a science activity which is great for children that love dinosaurs. This activity can be used to explore different temperatures, finding ways to release the dinosaurs from the ‘eggs’ and looking at how objects change physically. You will need balloons, mini dinosaur figures and water. Do not add glitter if you need this to be taste-safe. If you don’t have dinosaurs why not try other animals that come from eggs such as reptiles and birds. 

https://childhood101.com/sensory-play-with-rosemary-rice/ - Childhood 101 created a sensory activity idea called Sensory Play with Rosemary Rice for children to explore the feeling of the rice and rosemary and also the smell of the rosemary in the air as they play. This is taste-safe although supervision is encouraged to ensure your child doesn’t try to eat raw rice. You will need raw rice, a little bit of food colouring and rosemary (fresh or dried). Your child can explore the feel of the rice as well as use different containers and kitchen spoons to move the rice around practicing motor skills.

 

18.05.2020

Dear Parents and Carers, 

Please find some activities for you to complete with your child at home below. Learning happens in a variety of different situations so please continue to encourage your child to participate in everyday activities such as cooking, gardening, exploring through play or taking turns in board games. Please complete tasks around the needs of your family.

This week the primary department have created a pack of resources to go with the whole school topic of ‘Around the World,’ the primary department are focusing on the UK. Please visit the link ‘Projects to do at Home’ to find more resources linked to this topic as well as those listed below. 

Several teachers from Woodside Academy have also prepared some interesting numeracy lessons, please visit https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/specialist/#subjects to watch these lessons.

Best Wishes, 

Miss Medcalf

Maths

The maths focus for this week will be on patterns:

Collect natural materials from your garden or on a local walk. Find sticks, leaves, pebbles or grass etc.

  • Make a simple pattern using two different objects.
  • Create patterns using at least three objects.
  • To create a complex pattern include objects that repeat twice in a row.
  • Ask your child to sort the materials by different categories e.g. colour, different sized leaves or sticks. Can they make a pattern by using colour or size?
  • Using 9 sticks of all the same length, how many triangles can they make that all join together? Can they show it in a different way

1 Ordering shortest to longest

2 Measure the chocolate

3 Measure the snakes

4 Draw and measure lines

Literacy

  • Listen to the story ‘Katie in London: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmrNxvC9bb4
  • Write a description of what Katie did in the story.
  • Write a couple of sentence to describe where you would like to go in London.
  • Google key landmarks in London such as Big Ben, The London Eye and Tower Bridge and record key facts about them. Create a different information page each day this week.
  • Continue to practise letter and number formation, this can be completed in an interactive way by pouring a small amount of salt/flour into a baking tray to practise drawing the letter with a finger or paintbrush.
  • Listen to your child read using the following link: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home, ask your child simple questions about what is happening in the story they are reading.
  • Provide writing opportunities by asking your child to write simple sentences about what happened in the story.

 

12.05.2020

Sensory activities

This website provides a recipe for Homemade Edible Finger Paint which is safe to eat. You will need corn starch, liquid food colouring and water. The website gives you a five step method to complete the paint and gives you some tips. Don’t worry about the mess as this paint comes out of clothes easily. 

To add a more creative and exploratory element to painting sensory activity, try using balloons. You can create a matching game in the paint tray, explore the different ways of putting the paint onto paper and even look at the different patterns you can make. 

This website is for Homemade Rubbery Goop. This edible goop is a lot like playdough but the texture is different. It’s soft, smooth and stretchy. You only need 3 ingredients but can use food colouring to make it a bit more colourful. With only 8 steps you can create a fun sensory toy that can be used imaginatively. Pretend cooking with kitchen utensils is one idea.  

 

04.05.2020

Sensory Activities

 https://www.learning4kids.net/2012/12/09/how-to-make-salt-dough-recipe

This is a recipe for playdough that is a fun and easy to make sensory toy. This recipe is edible so there should be no concern if your child eat some of it. You will require 3 ingredients and the website will give you simple steps to follow, Learning4Kids also offers tips on how to make the playdough last longer and how you can preserve your child’s designs. 

 https://3boysandadog.com/cocoa-slime-tactile-sensory-activity 

This is a recipe for Cocoa Slime from 3 Boys And A Dog. It is an edible recipe with 5 ingredients and only has 4 steps. You can use this sensory toy to discuss with your child how the they think the different ingredients react together, how it feels to touch and how it smells which encourages your child's verbal communication.

04.05.2020

Maths

The tasks below focus on capacity, it is best to teach one task per day. Capacity is about understanding how much a container can hold. You can practise the tasks using water, rice or sand. Containers to be used can be empty food packages or bottles that are transparent.

  • Task 1: encourage your child to explore filling different sized containers and identifying whether it is full/ half full/ empty/ quarter full etc using the visuals.
  • Task 2: Children to mark on the containers with a pen or elastic band where they think e.g. half full would be.
  • Task 3: With two containers of the same shape and capacity children to practise filling the bottles and comparing which has more or less.
  • Task 4: Using a very small cup or measurement cap which comes with liquid detergent, your child can measure how many cups of water fill a container until it is half full, quarter full or full.
  • Task 5: If your child is ready, they could practise pouring water from one container into a measuring jug and identify how many ml the container holds.

Visual Capacity

Literacy

  • Take photos of an activity that you complete each day and encourage your child to write a sentence about what they did the next day.
  • Encourage your child to write a sentence about what they would like to do tomorrow.
  • Continue to practise letter and number formation, this can be completed in an interactive way by pouring a small amount of salt/flour into a baking tray to practise drawing the letter with a finger or paintbrush.
  • Listen to your child read using the following link: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home, ask your child simple questions about what is happening in the story they are reading.
  • Provide writing opportunities by asking your child to write simple sentences about what happened in the story.

30.04.2020

Seeing Other People Wearing Masks

 

Additional Activities:

  • Social skills: Practise turn taking with board games or outdoor games if you have a garden. There are also a variety of messy play activities on pinterest. 
  • Art: Practice drawing or painting farm animals using google images to refer to.
  • PE: Youtube has a variety of videos with fun activities for children to join in with there is Just Dance, 5 a day and Joe Wicks.

Please click on the links and documents below for additional learning activities:

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

https://www.phonicsbloom.com/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/maths/

http://www.ictgames.com/resources.html 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/topics/

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

 23.04.2020:

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