# Monday 27th April 2020

Good Morning Team Aitken!

It’s a Marvellous Monday again! This week we are going to start our learning each day with some music linked to our topic on animals. Today dance and sing along with The Animal Boogie!

Maths:

This week we are starting a new maths topic called measure! Our learning intention is ‘I am learning to compare and order mass.’ Take a look at Miss Aitken’s video https://vimeo.com/412007164 then visit the White Rose website

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ for more videos (optional) and the activity sheet (which is also attached below; Worksheet-weight-and-mass).

We learn the word mass today. Mass is commonly measured by how much something weighs

If you have balance scales at home you could practice comparing the mass of different objects. But don’t worry if you don’t, just watch the videos and have a go at the work sheets (Worksheet-weight-and-mass).

English

Mrs Smart’s group

I hope you are enjoying writing your own version of Shirley Hughes’ well-loved story of Dogger about losing a favourite toy and getting it back.

• You have used capital letters and full stops. (If you are adding a strong feeling you might like to end your sentences with ! but don’t use too many exclamation marks)

• You have remembered to have a clear beginning, middle and end for your story (using your plan)

• You have checked your sentences make sense – read them back!

• You have tried to include interesting vocabulary – adjectives and adverbs for description

• You have tried to use interesting punctuation for example you could use commas in a list

Use the checklist and finish your story today.

Then I would like you to read your work back with your grown-ups and see if you can make your writing even better – could you add in an adjective? Could you choose a better verb (eg crept instead of just walked)

I have seen some of your plans - I can’t wait to read the finished stories!

Read Write Inc and Ruth Miskin Training are providing daily videos. Follow them on YouTube or look below.

PLEASE NOTE that these specific daily YouTube videos only last 24 hours. If you miss one, just look below to catch up. We will continue to post the daily sounds, spellings and sentences. Visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

Miss Aitken’s group (Set 3) 10.30am (set 3)

Focus Speed sound is:

ear’ as in “hear with your ear.” This is a special friend with 3 letters!

Spellings (don’t forget your dots and dashes):

1) hear   2) smear    3) clear

Write these sentences using the focus sounds

1) I can hear you loud and clear.

2) That man has a long beard.

Mrs Fetherston’s group (set 3) - 10.30am

Focus Speed sound is:

ear’ as in “hear with your ear.” This is a special friend with 3 letters!

Spellings (don’t forget your dots and dashes):

1) hear   2) smear    3) clear

Write these sentences using the focus sounds

1) I can hear you loud and clear with my ears.

2) That man has a very long beard.

Mrs Smith’s group (set 3) 10.30am

ear’ as in “hear with your ear.” This is a special friend with 3 letters!

Spellings (don’t forget your dots and dashes):

1) hear   2) smear    3) clear

Write these sentences using the focus sounds

1) I can hear you loud and clear.

2) That man has a very long beard.

Miss Tranham’s group (set 2)  10am

Focus Speed sound is:

ow’ as in “blow the snow"

Spellings (don’t forget your dots and dashes):

1) blow   2) snow  3) know

Write these sentences using the focus sounds

1) I know how to blow.

2) When will it snow?

Topic

I know how to care for a pet. Last week you learnt about the different ways we can group animals according to what they eat. Can you remember the special words we use to describe these groups? Let’s sing the song to help us remember:

We put animals into these groups because it helps us know their different features and needs. It’s important to know this information because animals have always played an important role in our lives – as a source of fur, meat and before we invented vehicles we used animals for transport and farming. Animals are also very important to us as pets; we like to keep them in our homes for companionship. And to keep an animal as a pet we need to know its features and what it needs to keep it healthy and well.

Time to think: How would you care for a fish? Would you feed it meat? Should you take it for a walk? No! How would you care for a dog? Would you feed it hay? No!

Look at this video and see if you can notice the special things this owner has to do to care for this particular pet:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/znhxpv4

Your task this week is choose a pet and create a guide explaining how to care for it.

This is a non-fiction explanation text as it explains “how” to do something. To get you started, look at the powerpoint explaining the features of a leaflet and then look at the file attached called Hamster care leaflet to give you an example of how your pet care leaflet could look.

You will need to include:

• Eye catching design for your front cover