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Welcome to Class Barley     

Good morning Class Barley! 

Over this period of home learning, I will send you tasks to complete at home.  I will set tasks through the website and through our e-learning platforms. I am also available to provide support to parents through the email below. 

When you complete a task, if you can, email photos of them to: barley@st-philips.lancs.sch.uk

Daily Exercise Time 

Remember to get active and exercise daily. Joe Wicks, The Body Coach,  is holding an on line PE session every morning at 9.00am and Oti Mabuse is also streaming live dance tutorials if you would like to get your dancing shoes on and revisit our Blackpool Ballroom experience! 

Here are some other exercise ideas:

  • Making a dance routine to your favourite songs and then performing them to your family.
  • Go outside for a walk with your family.
  • Go out in your garden/yard to do some exercises and have lots of fun. 
  • Practice underarm/ overarm throwing at a target.
  • Chair yoga - YouTube videos
  • Wake and Shake YouTube videos
  • Skipping/ jumping/ finding different ways to travel.

 

Barley Easter Project

 Please find the attached project for you to complete over the Easter holidays. This will be in place of daily home learning updates. Updates will be back on the website after the Easter holidays W.C 20.04.20. Please continue to read daily alongside your project. I can't wait to see all of your wonderful creations!

Friday 03.04.20

Year 1 Home Learning

English 

Today, I'd like you to select a book from home, or from the library on Oxford Owl (these are completely free and there are many to choose from).

Afterwards, retell the story to an adult then see if you can write a book review of the story, using capital letters and full stops.  Don't forget to also use the conjunctions 'and', 'because' and 'so', when answering the questions below.  

Think about these questions-

  1. What happened?
  2. Who are the characters?
  3. What is the setting?
  4. What was the problem?
  5. Did you like the story? (yes, no)
  6. Why?

Phonics-

Take a look at the Read Write Inc videos on YouTube which upload daily phonics lessons, so you can keep up with your phonics learning

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

Miss Nuttall and Miss Romanska's groups - choose Set 1 and 2 speed sounds.

Mrs Variyam and Miss Jane's groups - Set 2 and some set 3 speed sounds.

Mrs Hanif's Group - Set 3 Speed sounds.

Maths 

Please continue to learn the counting in 2s, 5s and 10s songs on Youtube (links below).  

In addition, today I'd like you to try and complete some activities which involve making equal groups.  Please access the web link below, and watch the video for Week 2, Lesson 3.  Once you have listened to the video, have a go at the activities.  

Lesson

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

Activities

https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/homelearning/year-1/Lesson-3-Y1-Summer-Block-1-WO2-Make-equal-groups-2020.pdf

Match equal groups together

For Fun - Today, why not try some junk art, using recycled materials!  There are some ideas below to give you some inspiration.  If you don't have any glue, try and make your own using flour and water 

Thick Glue Recipe

  • Pour 5 cups of water into a saucepan. Bring the water to a full boil.
  • Place 1/4 cup of plain flour and 1 cup of cold water in a bowl.
  • Pour the flour/cold water mixture into the boiling water.
  • Remove the glue from the stove. Allow the glue to cool before you use it. 

You can then separate the mixture, add food-colouring and make your own paints, too!

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Have a great weekend, everyone!  Please keep sending in your photos:  we are loving seeing what you are getting up to at home!

 

Year 2 English

Golden Bamburgh Castle / Bamburgh Castle on the Northumberland coastline, bathed in late afternoon golden sunlightCastle - WikipediaWinner of contest gets $5,000 to live in a castle and drink coffee ...

Following on from yesterday's lesson, I would like you to plan a story about a castle adventure. Think about your characters, the setting and the plot to your story. Map out your ideas before you start your writing and add key words and adventurous vocabulary that you want to include.

Once you've completed your plan, write your story and finish off with an illustration. I can't wait to read your adventures! Remember to re-read your work after you've finished; to edit and proof read.

Additional task: Write a poem about your castle. Think about the things that you can see, hear, smell, touch and taste to add detail and imagery to your poetry.

Year 2 Maths

Today, I would like you to complete Lesson 5 Find a quarter. You can print out the resource sheet, or copy the answers directly into your home learning books to save paper. Please email photos to evidence if you can.

Below is the activity for you to complete today. To challenge yourself, use higher numbers and share them between objects of your choice. You can even write your own problems for your parents to solve...now you are the teacher!

Thursday 02.04.20

Year 1 English 

Today, I'd like you to access Purple Mash and look for the activity on Spring Lambs.  See if you can write a poem about spring lambs: what they look like, feel like, sound like, smell like; you can find more information in the video link below, explaining facts about them.  Then log into Purple Mash and complete the activity.  Don't forget to add some pictures.  

https://vimeo.com/22660324 

See the source imageImage result for spring lambs poem

Phonics-

Take a look at the Read Write Inc videos on YouTube which upload daily phonics lessons, so you can keep up with your phonics learning

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

Miss Nuttall and Miss Romanska's groups - choose Set 1 and 2 speed sounds.

Mrs Variyam and Miss Jane's groups - Set 2 and some set 3 speed sounds.

Mrs Hanif's Group - Set 3 Speed sounds.

Maths 

 Please continue to learn the counting in 2s, 5s and 10s songs on Youtube (links below).  

In addition, today i'd like you to try and complete some activities which involves counting in 10s.  PLease access the weblink below and watch the video for Week 2, Lesson 2.  Once you have listened to the video, have a go at the activities.  

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/homelearning/year-1/Lesson-2-Y1-Summer-Block-1-WO1-Count-in-10s-2020.pdf

 

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For fun -   Today, why not ask a grown-up to help you bake some Easter biscuits?  Use the recipe below and decorate them like delicious Easter Eggs.  You could wrap some up, as a lovely gift, for someone who may be missing you, at the moment.  Ask your parents to help you drop them off at their house, and leave them as a surprise, to cheer them up!

Recipe link- 

https://content.twinkl.co.uk/resource/b1/5c/t-t-10000213-easter-egg-biscuit-recipe-english_ver_2.pdf?__token__=exp=1585779336~acl=%2Fresource%2Fb1%2F5c%2Ft-t-10000213-easter-egg-biscuit-recipe-english_ver_2.pdf%2A~hmac=eef6287d6547e40ce7ef56f07dff760d43d3b9fa526b772743d3d789956162a6

Easter Egg Biscuit Recipe

 

Year 2 English/ Year 1&2 History and Geography

Golden Bamburgh Castle / Bamburgh Castle on the Northumberland coastline, bathed in late afternoon golden sunlight

This is Bamburgh Castle which overlooks the Northumberland coastline in the north of England. I used to live near here and would often spend my free time going to visit, whilst sitting on the sand to unwind and write letters to my family in Lancashire. Your task today is to research this famous castle and create a fact file all about it. 

Year 2 Maths

Today, I would like you to complete Lesson 4 Recognising a quarter. You can print out the resource sheet, or copy the answers directly into your home learning books to save paper. Please email photos to evidence if you can.

Below is the activity for you to complete today. To challenge yourself, use higher numbers. You can even write your own problems for your parents to solve...now you are the teacher!

Wednesday 01.04.20

Year 1 Home Learning

Happy April Fool's Day, everyone!!

English - Today, I'd like you to find as many facts as you can about the history of April Fool's Day, using the internet, and write them in a list, using bullet points.  Once you have completed your facts, I'd like you to draw a prank at the bottom which you would find funny; dipping sprouts in chocolate, swapping sugar for salt, drawing faces on eggs...there are lots of funny ideas on Youtube.  

Phonics-

Take a look at the Read Write Inc videos on YouTube which upload daily phonics lessons, so you can keep up with your phonics learning

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

Miss Nuttall and Miss Romanska's groups - choose Set 1 and 2 speed sounds.

Mrs Variyam and Miss Jane's groups - Set 2 and some set 3 speed sounds.

Mrs Hanif's Group - Set 3 Speed sounds.

Maths

Today, I'd like you to continue to  practise counting in 2s, 5s and 10s using videos from the Jack Hartmann channel on Youtube (links below).  Remember to join in with the exercises too! 

Once you have practised these, I'd like you to work on 'length' - thinking about how long objects are.  Can you find a range of objects and put them in order from shortest to longest and label them: short, shorter, shortest, long, longer, longest?  You could even try measuring the objects using a ruler, in cm, with help from an adult.  Can you put the numbers in order? Then send some pictures of your work to: 

barley@st-philips.lancs.sch.uk . 

We will add them to our home learning page.  

For Fun - Enjoy singing some of our school hymns, plus some new songs you can learn at home.  You could try and accompany the songs with an instrument - something as simple as a pan and wooden spoon!  Try to find the beat and rhythm of the music.  Then perform this for your family and help them to learn the songs, too!

https://www.outoftheark.co.uk/ootam-at-home/?utm_source=homepage&utm_campaign=ootamathome2&utm_medium=banner 

Year 2  Home Learning

Maths

 Today, I would like you to complete Lesson 3 Find a half. You can print out the resource sheet, or copy the answers directly into your home learning books to save paper. Please email photos to evidence if you can.

Below is the activity for you to complete today. To challenge yourself, use higher numbers up to 50/100. You can even write your own problems for your parents to solve...now you are the teacher!

 

Year 2 English

Happy April Fool's Day, everyone!!

Today, I'd like you to find as many facts as you can about the history of April Fool's Day, using the internet, and write them in a list, using bullet points.  Once you have completed your facts, I'd like you to write about and draw/ label a prank at the bottom which you would find funny; dipping sprouts in chocolate, swapping sugar for salt, drawing faces on eggs...there are lots of funny ideas on YouTube.  

 

 

Tuesday 31.3.2020

Maths Year 1

Today, I'd like you to continue to practise counting in 2s, 5s and 10s using videos from the Jack Hartmann channel, on Youtube (links below).  Remember to join in with the exercises too! 

Once you have practised these, I'd like you to work on 'weight' (mass)- thinking about how heavy objects are.  Can you find a range of objects and put them in order from lightest to heaviest and label them: light, lighter, lightest, heavy, heavier, heaviest?  You could even try weighing the objects on weighing scales, with help from an adult.  Can you put the numbers in order? Then send some pictures of your work to: 

barley@st-philips.lancs.sch.uk . 

We will add them to our home learning page.  

comparing mass worksheets for primary math

Phonics-

Take a look at the Read Write Inc videos on YouTube which upload daily phonics lessons, so you can keep up with your phonics learning

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

Miss Nuttall and Miss Romanska's groups - choose Set 1 and 2 speed sounds.

Mrs Variyam and Miss Jane's groups - Set 2 and some set 3 speed sounds.

Mrs Hanif's Group - Set 3 Speed sounds.

 

English - Today, with help from an adult, I'd like you to make a healthy snack, such as: a fruit salad, fruit kebab, fruity ice lollies, a fruit and veg smoothie or anything you find delicious and healthy.  Once you have made it, I'd like you to write a set of instructions telling me how you did it. Remember, use time conjunctions to write your instructions in order - First, Next, Then, After that, Finally.  Also, use commands to tell us WHAT to do - cut, chop, blend, pour, slice, peel.    

Take a picture of your instructions once they are done, and send it to the email address above.  

For fun...Play some board games with your family - Monopoly, Connect 4, Operation, Frustration, Buckaroo....  If you don't have any board games, why not play Noughts and Crosses or Hangman, on paper! Remember to take turns and have fun!

 

Year 2  Home Learning                

Spelling warm up activity Come and listen to Bertie Bee as he teaches 5 different spelling patterns. Listen to the music and try writing some of the spellings from the video at the end. Ask an adult to check and mark your work.  

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-english-the-spelling-bee-with-bertie-bee/zkwvmfr

English Now you're warmed up.. practise spelling your contractions and put them into sentences. Remember to use conjunctions to extend your sentences and check for correct punctuation. Here is a website that you can access which explains more about contractions and how they are used. It also provides a list of common contractions for you. https://www.theschoolrun.com/what-are-contracted-words-or-contractions 

Contracted words in KS1 | Y2 contracted words | Contractions ...

Maths

Revisit telling the time with an adult. Learn how to tell the time to the nearest 5 minutes. You should first learn how to identify o'clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to the hour. Look at the clocks in your house or use the activity below to write the times on the clock faces. Make sure that the minute hand is longer that the hour hand.

Monday 30.3.2020

Year 2  Home Learning 

English

 Look at the image below and build some adjectives and noun phrases. You may want to look in a thesaurus to find some synonyms to use. A synonym is a word or phrase that means exactly or nearly the same as another word or phrase. Once you have built your vocabulary, I would like you to write a setting description using a range of conjunctions and Year 2 punctuation (full stops, exclamation marks, question marks and commas in a list). After you have finished, read over your work and edit to improve it by checking against the success criteria.

ᐈ Enchanted forest stock photos, Royalty Free enchanted forest ...

Maths

Practise finding halves of numbers up to 100. What do you notice about the odd numbers? Remember to include your representations (drawing counters or using Base 10 for the higher numbers). You must show your working out. Some numbers to begin with may be....27, 36,  54,  70,   90,  31. Are you able to share all these numbers equally into 2 groups? Explain your answers to an adult.

 

Year 1 Home Learning

Maths

Today, I'd like you to practise the counting in 2s, 5s and 10s videos from the Jack Hartmann channel on Youtube (links below).  Remember to join in with the exercises too! 

Once you have practised these, I'd like you to work on 'capacity' - thinking about how much liquid, containers can hold.  Can you find a range of containers and fill them accordingly - full, almost full, half-full, 1/4 full, almost empty, empty?  Can you then label the containers?  Then send some pictures of your work to barley@st-philips.lancs.sch.uk . We will add them to our home learning page.  

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Phonics-

Take a look at the Read Write Inc videos on YouTube which upload daily phonics lessons, so you can keep up with your phonics learning

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

Miss Nuttall and Miss Romanska's groups - choose Set 1 and 2 speed sounds.

Mrs Variyam and Miss Jane's groups - Set 2 and some set 3 speed sounds.

Mrs Hanif's Group - Set 3 Speed sounds.

 

English

 Today, I'd like you to practise handwriting in your Homework book.  Try to remember which family each letter belongs to, then find and copy words from a story book.  Remember to start your letters from the correct position.   Can you then put those words into sentences - remembering to check that they make sense, and have capital letters and full stops.  

  Letter Formation Characters Display Poster

For fun - Why not create a poster which tells me all about you - tell me about your family, friends, interests, hobbies, pets, favourite foods, favourite places, favourite lessons, what you'd like to be when you grow up....absolutely anything about YOU!  Make it as colourful and bright as you like!  Once done, send a picture to the above email and we will publish it to our home learning page.  Have fun, everyone!

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Friday, 27.3.20

Good morning, Class Barley...here are your tasks for today:

Year 1 - English

Today, I would like you to practice reading and spelling your Year 1 Common Exception Words which have either been stuck inside your Homework book or have been given to you on a worksheet (image below).  Use the 'Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check' method to really test yourself.  Challenge - Can you use a selection of them in sentences? (No more than 10, please). 

See the source image

  Phonics-

Take a look at the Read Write Inc videos on YouTube which upload daily phonics lessons, so you can keep up with your phonics learning

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

Miss Nuttall and Miss Romanska's groups - choose Set 1 and 2 speed sounds.

Mrs Variyam and Miss Jane's groups - Set 2 and some set 3 speed sounds.

Mrs Hanif's Group - Set 3 Speed sounds.

Year 1 Maths 

Please keep practising counting in 2s, 5s and 10s - click the video link below and find the relevant video on the channel.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVcQH8A634mauPrGbWs7QlQ

Also, I'd like for you to look at telling the time to o'clock and half past.  There is a YouTube video below with a lesson and a song to accompany it.  You can also access time games on Education City by logging in and selecting - Subjects - Maths - Year 1 - Measures - and from here you should be able to see a selection of 'time' games.  

Song -  https://youtu.be/K5q65e_E-os    

O'clock -  https://youtu.be/EIxaxnageTo 

Half past- https://youtu.be/bAtX3HPIEGA 

You could also try drawing an analogue clock (the round clock) in your Homework Book, and make hands to place on your clock then practise telling the time.  There are also time games on Purple Mash you can try.  

 

Year 2

Today, I have set some 2DO's on Purple Mash. Please complete and 'hand them in' to me when completed so that I can mark them and send rewards.

Please remember to complete your daily reading and learning tasks from your home learning pack and revisit your spellings that are stuck at the front of your homework books. The expectation is that you can read and spell all 100 words by the end of the year and use these independently in your writing.

Your website task today is to: 

Learn how to tell the time to the nearest 5 minutes. You should first learn how to identify o'clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to the hour. Look at the clocks in your house or visit this online teaching clock to help you. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/time/teaching-clock 

Also, why not get outside in the sunshine, in your garden or yard, and draw a rainbow on the ground in chalk; paint a picture on the floor using water and watch it disappear; create a portrait using objects from your house or garden: utensils, pens and pencils, lego, leaves, sticks, toys; then take a picture!  Most of all, keep having fun!!

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26.3.2020

Year 2  Home Learning 

Science

Today, I would like you to think about the materials that you have around your home. What are they made out of? What are their properties? Can they be bent, twisted, squeezed or squashed? Make a list of all the different materials that you have found and record their properties. What makes them suitable for that particular purpose?

Further challenge: Make some biscuit dough or pastry with an adult. How do the properties of the dough or pastry change when it is baked?

Your website task today is: 

English

In English, we have looked at the poem 'The Owl and the Pussycat' by Edward Lear. Please watch at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpwAP36-w7E

In the poem, they visit the land 'where the bong tree grows'. Look at some of Edward Lear’s paintings of nonsense flowers and discuss what he has used.

Draw/ paint create your own Bong-tree and label it using noun phrases. This can be as creative as you'd like!

Describe your tree using prepositions and expanded noun phrases. 

 

Year 1 Home Learning 

Thursday 26th March

Hi everyone, we hope the home learning packs are keeping you busy in this unusual time.  We are missing you all lots but will be updating the website regularly with tasks to keep you extra busy!  Here are a few to get you started...

Morning - 

Cosmic Yoga on Youtube - Choose a story of your choice and enjoy some relaxation and stretching.  Miss Jane has enjoyed the 'Trolls' story and 'Minecraft' so far.  Follow the links below:

Trolls:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9Q6FKF12Qs

Minecraft: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02E1468SdHg

Phonics-

Take a look at the Read Write Inc videos on YouTube which upload daily phonics lessons, so you can keep up with your phonics learning

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

Miss Nuttall and Miss Romanska's groups - choose Set 1 and 2 speed sounds.

Mrs Variyam and Miss Jane's groups - Set 2 and some set 3 speed sounds.

Mrs Hanif's Group - Set 3 Speed sounds.

 Writing - We have been learning the story 'Dogger' , which you can find here.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNOYgRf5jes

Image result for dogger

I'd like you to listen to the story again and see if you can join in with some of the phrases.  Once done, see if you can retell the story in your homework book.

Maths - Please keep practising counting in 2s, 5s and 10s.  Please click the video link below and find the relevant video on the channel.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVcQH8A634mauPrGbWs7QlQ

Science -

What materials can you find? Go on a material hunt in your house. What objects can you find? What are they made from?  

For fun - Why not try the Oti Mabuse dance class, free, on Youtube!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC58aowNEXHHnflR_5YTtP4g

Also, don't forget there are plenty of other activities in your Homework books.  Also, why not try and be creative and make Dogger a new home, or try and do some baking with a grown up; most of all, enjoy your time with your family and have fun!!

Don't forget to send photos to-

barley@st-philips.lancs.sch.uk

Take care of each other - we hope to see you soon! xxx

25.3.2020

Today, I have set some 2DO's on Purple Mash. Please complete and 'hand them in' to me when completed so that I can mark them and send rewards.

There are 2 maths tasks (fractions) and an English task based on prefixes. I have also set a PSHE based activity where you have been asked to make a poster about health and hygiene. 

Please remember to complete your daily reading and practise your spellings that are stuck at the front of your homework books. The expectation is that you can read and spell all 100 words by the end of the year.

  Your website task today is to: 

  1. Practise rehearsing your 2's, 5's and 10 times tables. Challenge yourself and ask a parent to time how long it takes you to recall them. Remember that you need to know these out of order, not just 1x2=2, 2x2= 4 etc.

 

Class Barley is a mixed Year 1 and Year 2 class.  Our class teachers are Miss Peel (Year 2) and Miss Jane (Year 1). We currently teach Maths and English separately, in year groups, then come together in the afternoons to learn all other subjects.  By combining the classes, the children will not only work hard within their year groups, with a clear focus, but also have opportunities to be challenged further, within their mixed classes.  

We are looking forward to the rest of this year and have many more new topics and Learning Challenges to cover.  Please come and say "Hello" if you have a moment, or have any queries; we are always happy to help.  

PE

Please ensure you child has a PE kit in school and they have the correct fitting PE pumps in their PE bags. Please also ensure your child does not wear any jewellery to school as they will not be allowed to take part in PE due to health and safety issues.  

Update - Class Barley take part in 2 PE sessions weekly, one at school and one at the Leisure Box with the support of BFC on a Tuesday. Year 2 can wear joggers/ black leggings when attending Leisure Box but they must wear a white PE shirt and a school jumper/ PE jumper with the school's logo over the top. If you would like to purchase a PE hooded jumper, please contact the office.

Year 1 Alien Invasion!

This week, Year 1 were invaded by an alien spacecraft!  We couldn't believe out eyes, when we came back from playtime, to fine our classroom had almost been destroyed!!  We had to be extra careful, walking around the classroom, to make sure we didn't step on any 'blue goo' or stardust!  We then found out we had captured it on camera too!!!

Chocolate Truffles

Class Barley and Pendle Year 1 have been making their own chocolate truffles for a special gift to take home.  We made our own chocolate boxes, measured out the chocolate truffle mixture, rolled the truffles and then chose toppings for them.  We had so much fun making a mess and getting to lick our fingers afterwards!!  However, we found a cheeky elf had made a sneaky surprise for each of our chocolate boxes - chocolate sprouts!!! Bleugh! haha.  Choose your chocolate carefully!!

2020 Calendars

Year 1 have been making calendars based around 'seasonal changes'.  We thought carefully about what each season looked like and how a tree may look during that season.  We then drew out, collaged and decorated each season on our calendar.  Look at some of our beautiful work .  

Christmas Party 17th December 2019

What fun we have had today at our Christmas Party! We played lots of party games and had a special visit from Father Christmas. He was very impressed with our lovely manners in class when we received our gifts.

Blackpool Ballroom 9th December 2019

On Monday 9th December, the Year 2 children took part in the 'School of Dance' showcase held at Blackpool Tower Ballroom. We performed the Salsa and spent the day rehearsing before our evening performance. There was even a little bit of spare time to visit Pizza Hut for tea...yum yum! We were incredibly proud of the children for their performance!Thank you to all the parents who came to support us on the night!

A visit to meet the Mayor 26th November 2019

We have been on a special visit to Nelson Town Hall this afternoon. We had a tour of the Town Hall and had the opportunity to look inside the old police cells which were very cold and bare. We then had a meeting with the Mayor and Mayoress, where we got to explore some artefacts, ask questions and look at the Mayor's Coat of Arms on his chain of office. Before we left, some children kindly asked the Mayor for his autograph.

RE Day  22nd November 2019

 What a fantastic day we have had in Barley today! We have been focusing on our spiritual thinking and exploring ways in which we can make a connection with God. The children's spirited artwork was amazing and it was so interesting to share with each other where we think God could be. The year 1's enjoyed a Friday Friends session with parents and the Year 2's created some fantastic poetry based on where they think God is.  Hadi Ali said that "God is at the top of the tallest mountain" whilst Sahil shared that he though God was "in the fast flowing water of the Amazon River"

Aaiza's beautiful poem about God.
Aaiza's beautiful poem about God.

October 2019

This half term, we have explored the work of Vincent van Gogh who was a Dutch post-impressionist painter. We used chalk pastels, oil pastels, paint and silhouettes to re- create one of Van Gogh's most famous pieces 'The Starry Night' which was painted in June 1889. The children used their fingers and hands to create the swirling technique that Van Gough used in many of his paintings. Here are some of our fabulous designs!

September 2019

Experiential Learning in Science

In science we went on our very own material hunt in our local area. We studied the materials around us and talked about their properties and suitability. We decided that the bus shelter windows needed to be made out of safety glass or polycarbonate plastic so that they were transparent like glass but were also strong and durable like plastic. We also had chance to squeeze in a visit to Marsden Park where we were able to name the different materials that the equipment was made out of and look at the beautiful evergreen and deciduous trees around us. What a fun day! 

Miss Jane's Year 1 Corner :-)

Autumn 2

Welcome back to the new half-term.  Above is our Parental Curriculum Overview which was sent home last week.  This highlights the areas of learning which Year 1 children will be undertaking this coming half-term, in reading, writing and maths. 

Autumn 1

Welcome to all Year 1 children.  We have had a super few weeks, settling into the new school year and working hard.  

In maths, we have been learning about place value of numbers up to 10.  We have also been counting forwards and backwards and solving problems relating to these numbers by explaining our thinking.

In English, we have been learning about Bog Baby by Jeanne Willis, and thinking about the order of the story and what the characters were thinking and feeling.  We have also been creating our own story maps and writing our own character descriptions, making sure we use full stops, capital letters and finger spaces.

In handwriting, we are learning 'caterpillar family' letters (c a d e f g q) and 'robot family' (r n m h b p k) letters.  

Homework books have been sent out to all children in Year 1 and are expected to be returned to class during the last week before half term (week commencing 14th October).  Please aim to complete 1 task per week out of the selection of tasks given.  The children will have their books marked and get the chance to present what they have done, during the final week of this half term.  

Please also ensure that you listen to your child read on a daily basis.  There are certificates to earn and prizes to be won for the children who read the most at home.  

Keep up the hard work, everyone :-)

          Miss Jane