World of Beegu Wednesday – 08/07/20

Greetings Platypuses,

Quick reminders…

The deadline is getting very close for this one!

English

Time to write your own story about Beegu! To do this you have to start by planning your story. Today we will be planning your stories. Below are our story mapping boxes that help us to plan super stories.

Please let me know if you would like this emailed.

Before you start you could also create a word bank of adjectives you would like to use based on the ones you have thought of in your earlier work.

You could also create a word bank of action words (verbs). Think of what Beegu might be doing. Here is an example but remember Beegu won’t necessarily be doing the same things!

I look forward to reading your story plans!

Phonics

Maths

Here are the answers to yesterday’s work:

In today’s lesson you will be finding a quarter:

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

Computing

Well done to Daniel and Persephone who have both made progress in their coding!

Get coding Platypuses!

https://code.org/

Also today it is time to think about staying safe online. This week we are focusing on staying safe online when playing games which is something I expect a lot of you do. Let’s get started!

Home activity pack 8 – download using the link below

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/home-activity-worksheets/5-7s/

Answers

Let’s finish with a story...


What have you most enjoyed learning about today?

Do stay in touch.

year1@herbertmorrison.lambeth.sch.uk

@MissLinsleyHMPS (twitter)

Thinking of you,

Miss Linsley…and Mr Fielder 🙂

Take-off Tuesday! – 07/07/20

Greetings Platypuses,

Not long left now until the deadline for the class photo…

English

What is Beegu’s home planet like?

Write a description using some of the skills you learnt yesterday about writing about a setting.

Imagine Beegu’s home planet however you want…

I can’;t wait to read about these planets!

Phonics

Maths

Here are the answers to yesterday’s work:

We are doing more learning about halves today:

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

Art/DT

Inspired by your learning yesterday on Google Classroom here are today’s art/DT ideas! This is why today is called ‘Take-off Tuesday!’

Enjoy!

Let’s finish with two stories that are also inspired by yesterday’s learning…

This is the story of Bessie Coleman

What did you most enjoy learning about today?

Do stay in touch.

year1@herbertmorrison.lambeth.sch.uk

@MissLinsleyHMPS (twitter)

Thinking of you,

Miss Linsley…and Mr Fielder 🙂

Magnificent Monday – 06/07/20

Greetings Platypuses,

I hope you had a great weekend!

Reminders:

Remember to stay active too, Joe Wicks and Cosmic Kids Yoga both on YouTube are a great place to start 🙂

Let’s start with…

Weekly Spellings – er words

English

You’ve been doing such great work with Beegu and we are going to continue developing our Beegu work this week. Today we are learning about story settings so that later on we can write our own story about Beegu.

Now look at the slideshow of settings below. Choose one to describe.

Remember to add lots of detail using adjectives.

I look forward to reading your work!

Phonics

Maths

Today we are finding half!

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

Topic – Transport

Today you will be learning about the history of flight. Humans have always been fascinated by the idea of being able to fly. But for a long time this was only a dream. Find out how human flight became a reality and the brothers from America who led the way….

Head to our google classroom to view the presentation, create your own timeline and take part in the quiz – https://classroom.google.com/h

Let’s finish with a story…


What did you most enjoy learning about today?

Do stay in touch. It is great to see work coming in regularly from several of you and what great work it is! Well done Platypuses 🙂

year1@herbertmorrison.lambeth.sch.uk

@MissLinsleyHMPS (twitter)

Thinking of you,

Miss Linsley…and Mr Fielder 🙂

Fascinating Friday – 03/07/20

Greetings Platypuses,

Welcome to Friday! Remember to access your music lesson today…

https://www.lambethmusic.co.uk/apps/member/login

(Email me if you need your login details again.)

…and to do some coding!

https://code.org/

There isn’t long left now so please send your photo in otherwise I won’t be able to include you in the class photo which would be a great shame!

Time to start the day with…

English

Today you are going to be thinking in character as Beegu and writing a diary entry. What did Beegu think about her time on Earth?

Watch this to remind you of the story:

By the way they didn’t pronounce “Beegu” correctly in this video, Alexis Deacon the author and illustrator says ‘Bee-goo”

Remember when you write in character you are imagining you are that character. So today you are imagining you are Beegu. Your work might start something like this…

I crashed my ship and I am lost. I feel…

I look forward to reading your diary entries.

Phonics

Maths

Here are the answers to yesterday’s work:

Friday means challenge day! Remember the challenge can be for all the family 🙂

If you want to download the certificate the link is here:

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

P4C (Philosophy for Children)

Let’s finish with a couple of stories…


Here are the lovely pictures of this week’s learning:

What did you most enjoy learning about today? What about this week?

Do stay in touch.

year1@herbertmorrison.lambeth.sch.uk

@MissLinsleyHMPS (twitter)

Thinking of you,

Miss Linsley…and Mr Fielder 🙂

P.S. If you wanted something arty to do for the weekend inspired by the stories then…

London Climate Action Week – Thursday 02/07/20

Greetings Platypuses,

I am so impressed with all the super Beegu work you have been doing this week – well done! Keep it up 🙂

Quick note for adults: if you’re able to then the London Climate Action Week learning does need a little prep work…preferably the night before.

Daily reminders…

I’m seeing some more of these come in but not enough! I need one of everyone please!

English

Today you are going to create your own friend for Beegu and write a character description for them.

This guide to creating and writing about a monster might help you but remember your friend for Beegu can be entirely original (all your own idea) and doesn’t have to be “monstrous”.

Think of your own adjectives! 🙂

I’m looking forward to meeting Beegu’s friends and seeing their character descriptions!

Phonics

Maths

Here are the answers to yesterday’s work:

Today’s lesson is about Counting Coins:

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

London Climate Action Week

This ties into our Science learning, our Rights Respecting learning and our general understanding of the world around us.

Due to corona, London Climate Action Week is actually happening in two parts this year – the first part between 1-3 July and the second 14-20 November when hopefully people will be able to move around more freely.

This action week has important meetings happening in it between scientists and people in the government about what can be done to prevent further climate change and it is also a time that is a reminder for everyone else to have a think again about what we can do to stop climate change. Hopefully in November there will also be some events that we can attend.

Let’s start by learning about what climate change is:

This video was made 5 years ago but unfortunately things haven’t really got any better, it is a good explanation though:

Some activities to develop understanding (they need some prep):

Let me know if you would like the sheet emailed to you 🙂

Below is a slideshow of different discussion topics about climate change. You won’t want to discuss all of them at once but maybe pick a few to start off with and then keep coming back to them at different points over the week 🙂

Let’s finish with a story…


What have you most enjoyed learning about today?

Do stay in touch.

year1@herbertmorrison.lambeth.sch.uk

@MissLinsleyHMPS

Thinking of you,

Miss Linsley…and Mr Fielder 🙂

Well-founded Wednesday – 01/07/20

Greetings Platypuses,

Welcome to the first day of July!

Today is “well-founded” because that is what your bridge will need to be…more on that later 🙂

Quick reminders…

Now onwards…

Literacy

Well done for all your great Beegu work so far.

Yesterday we had this super work on adjectives in:

Today we are going to work on a character description.

We are going to start by learning more about character descriptions using Goldilocks and the Three Bears as an example:

Now create your own character description of Beegu!

Phonics

Maths

Here are the answers to yesterday’s work:

In today’s lesson we are learning to recognise notes:

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

DT (Design Technology)

DT today is linked to our Transport Topic learning…do make sure you’ve done this week’s work about Isambard Kingdom Brunel via Google Classroom (set on Monday). Google Classroom is the future and the way we are moving forward in school so the more you practise now, the better! 🙂

Building bridges is our exciting challenge!

You will need to make sure your bridge has a good strong foundation – that means the bases need to be solid and supportive. You don’t have to use exactly the resources listed, use what you have and see how you get on; everyone’s bridge will be different!

Try to make your bridge strong enough to either hold the weight of a toy car or a number of coins.

I can’t wait to see some photos!

Let’s finish with a story…


What have you most enjoyed learning about today?

Do keep in touch. It has been great to hear from a few more of you recently!

year1@herbertmorrison.lambeth.sch.uk

@MissLinsleyHMPS (twitter)

Thinking of you,

Miss Linsley…and Mr Fielder 🙂

Time to describe Beegu Tuesday – 30/06/20

Greetings Platypuses,

I hope you enjoyed meeting Beegu yesterday. We’re going to be spending some more time with him today, but before that…

and…

remember Joe Wicks’ workouts and Cosmic Kids Yoga for your exercise 🙂

Now onward to…

English

Yesterday you watched the author and illustrator of Beegu read you the story and then show you how to draw Beegu – I hope you all had a go. After learning about synonyms your challenge was then to make lists of synonyms for happy and sad and then use some of those synonyms in your sentence writing about Beegu.

Here are some you might have come up with:

Look at these super examples of work that were sent in yesterday:

Najla

Today we are going to learn about adjectives. Adjectives is a more grown-up word for describing words (in case you needed a reminder). Let’s learn more about the below:

Today I’d like you to start by drawing Beegu by yourself and then surrounding Beegu with adjectives – words that describe him and phrases that describe him.

Consider these questions:

  • What does Beegu look like?
  • How does he feel in the story?
  • Does he feel the same way the whole way through the story?

I can’t wait to see your work! Remember to keep it safe because you’re going to need it for tomorrow.

Phonics

Maths

Here are the answers to yesterday’s work:

Today’s lesson is about recognising coins!

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

Art

Be inspired to make Beegu!

If you have playdough or plasticine already then you could use that otherwise you could try making your own. If you have googly eyes you could use then but if not just draw some and stick them on. If you don’t have food dye you can use paint instead.

Have fun making your very own Beegu!

Or if that doesn’t take your fancy then you could try making a spaceship with an alien in it instead! You could make your alien Beegu, or one of your own invention.

Let’s finish with a story…


What did you most enjoy learning about today?

Do stay in touch.

year1@herbertmorrison.lambeth.sch.uk

@MissLinsleyHMPS (twitter)

Thinking of you,

Miss Linsley…and Mr Fielder 🙂

Misunderstood Monday – 29/06/20

Greetings Platypuses,

Important things to note first…

Remember to do some regular exercise too. Joe Wicks and Kids Cosmic Yoga (both on YouTube) are great!

Today we are going to start by sharing a story. This story has a character who is a little bit misunderstood at first which is why today is called ‘Misunderstood Monday’. This story is going to be our book of the week and inspire our English work for the week. Mr Fielder and I both think it is a wonderful story and hope you enjoy it too!

English and Art

Here is the story of Beegu! You can watch the story and do the follow-up art activity then do the English challenges below.

Now let’s learn about synonyms:

Your first challenge for today is to make two lists – one list of synonyms for sad and one list of synonyms for happy. Use bullet points.

Now challenge two…write some sentences about Beegu using some of these synonyms you have thought of.

Do send your work in!

Phonics

Maths

Today we are revising ordering numbers:

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

You may find the splat square useful to use too: https://www.primarygames.co.uk/pg2/splat/splatsq100.html

Please continue to give Google Classroom a go…it is the future!

If you would like a guide emailed to you please let me know and I can do that or if you have any questions I could help you with 🙂

Over to Mr Fielder for…

Topic – Transport

Hello Platypuses – I hope you have been enjoying all out topic work on transport. I know that I have enjoyed putting together the presentations on google classroom and doing a lot of new learning myself.

Today we focus on another famous figure in history who helped change the way that people travel. He has an exciting name too…Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Head over to google classroom where you can learn about his life and work, take an exciting quiz and find details of the first of our engineering challenges this week. https://classroom.google.com/h

Let’s finish with a story…

What did you most enjoy learning about today?

Do stay in touch.

year1@herbertmorrison.lambeth.sch.uk

@MissLinsleyHMPS (twitter)

Thinking of you,

Miss Linsley…and Mr Fielder 🙂

Fabulous Friday – 26/06/20

Greetings Platypuses,

Today is Friday and it would be fabulous if I could have everyone’s Pupil Comments in please and also please send your photos in so I can put together your class photo.

Well done to everyone who made the deadline!

Remember to access your music lesson:

https://www.lambethmusic.co.uk/apps/member/login

Let’s start the day with some…

Phonics

P4C

As we’re going into the weekend I thought why not have a (loosely) linked art activity, so here you go…

You’ve considered and discussed which transport changed the world for the better so now have fun making the world!

Here are the instructions:

https://www.cbc.ca/parents/play/view/Marbled-shaving-cream-earth-art-project

Or you could try this one which is pretty self-explanatory and could be made with magazine scraps or scraps of coloured paper of any kind.

English

For a change from BBC Bitesize why not write your response to the P4C question instead?

There are several ways you could approach it:

  • You could make lists of the positive (good) and negative (bad) ways different transport has changed the world and then draw a conclusion as to which has changed the world most in a positive way and write that as a sentence or two at the end.
  • You could write a letter to the person who invented whichever type of transport you think changed the world for the better telling them why you think their invention is so great and thanking them.
  • You could write about a journey you have taken on the type of transport that you think changed the world for the better.

I would love to see your writing!

Maths

Here are the answers to yesterday’s work:

Here are the Friday challenges!

If you go to the website you can download a certificate once you’ve finished

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

Let’s finish with a story…


Here are the lovely photos of this week’s learning – enjoy!

What did you most enjoy learning about today?

Remember to send in your Pupil Comment please, the deadline is TODAY!

Stay in touch.

year1@herbertmorrison.lambeth.sch.uk

@MissLinsleyHMPS (twitter)

Thinking of you,

Miss Linsley…and Mr Fielder 🙂

Think you can identify this? Thursday – 25/06/20

Greetings Platypuses,

Some identification challenges await you in Science today!

Thank you to those of you who have already sent yours in.

Phonics

English

Please start off by completing your Pupil Comment if you have not already done so. If you have then straight on to…

One-armed robot letters!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/znp9vwx

Maths

The answers to yesterday’s work are:

Today we are doing some more work on comparing numbers (Lesson 4). You are going to become real superstars at it

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

Science

Time to revise the Animals topic…how much do you remember?

Now here is an exciting follow-up activity!

You could also log onto BusyThings and go to Year 1 > Science > Animals and try the activities below!

https://www.busythings.co.uk/play/

Let’s finish with a story…


What did you most enjoy learning about today?

Do stay in touch.

Please remember to send in your Pupil Comments.

year1@herbertmorrison.lambeth.sch.uk

@MissLinsleyHMPS (twitter)

Thinking of you,

Miss Linsley…and Mr Fielder 🙂