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Thursday 2nd April

Good morning and happy Thursday Class One smiley

We are coming to the end of another week - already! How have you been finding your tasks and challenges? Please send me any pictures or videos you have on anything you have been doing or working on. I would love to see some of your Spring tasks or measuring work, especially your poem recital. I can make a folder on our web page with these in so your class mates can see as well. 

We've had a very busy day today! This morning started with crafts. We have started turning an old milk carton into a bird feeder. Today we painted it and tomorrow we are hoping to cut holes so that the seeds can come out. I will try to remember to take a photograph to share once it is finished. After lunch we went for a walk in the woods and we collected any sticks that we could find that looked like stick man. If you don't know the story of stick man - it's on bbc ipayer but I recommend trying to get hold of the book. It's my little boy's favourite! 

I wonder what we will do tomorrow. I hope you enjoy your learning and I will be back tomorrow! 

Miss Hickman 



Objective - to count in 2s and 10s 


We have now come to the end of our measurement topic with just two days until the Easter break. Although it would be a fantastic idea to keep on measuring where possible (measuring ingrediants to bake, measuring out liquids to make potions or making crafts using a ruler to measure), our focus for these last two days is to practice our counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. Although we don't start learning our times tables until later in the year, it helps if we can count in intervals. We have already learnt how to count in 2s and 10s but this was at the start of term and it is good to practice our skills. Your activities for today are all around this and you can decide in which order (and which ones) you have a go at. The main thing is that you're counting lots and lots! When we count in 2s, we start by saying 0 and we can count up to 50 (with 0-50 in front of us to help us). When we count in 10s, we start on 0 and we count until 120. We try to look for patterns and make sure we can write these numbers as well as say them. 


Objective - to use a poem to gather ideas. 


I hope you enjoyed learning a poem yesterday and I would love to hear them at some point 😊 Today we are going to look at a rhyming poem and use this to write our own. 


Task – Read ‘Hello to Spring’ and draw a picture to show what you think of when you read that poem.

Next we need to start thinking about our own poems. We want our poem to rhyme e.g. sun and fun. It is important that you understand what rhyme is – words that have the same sound in, but start differently.


Have a go at this rhyming game –


Before we start writing our own poem, we need to plan it. A helpful way to plan is by creating a mindmap. A mindmap has an idea in the middle and key words and ideas about the outside.


Task – Create a mindmap of rhyming words that you could use in your Spring poem. Write ‘Spring’ in the middle of your page. Draw a circle around it. Around the outside, write pairs of words that rhyme. Try to think of words that you could actually use in your poem e.g. sun and fun.  


Today we are going to focus on all the different ways that we can make the 'igh' sound. 


Task - Start by going through all of the phase 3 and phase 5 sounds (you might want to do this using some of the game ideas I shared yesterday). 


We have learnt that 'igh' (light), 'ie' (tie), 'i' (kind) and 'i-e' (time) can all make the same sound. Today's focus is on this sound and all the different ways we can make it. 


Task - Using books you have at home, or your school reading books, look through them to find at least 3 words for each of the different ways of making the 'igh' sound. Record them on paper or in your book. Challenge - see if you can think of some of your own words. 

Additional Challenge