Year 1 Home Learning

 

Work for Isolation Periods – March 2021 update

 

Story Writing

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

Watch the story of the Three Billy Goats Gruff you will need this for all lessons that follow - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QzT1sq6kCY

 

Lesson 1 - Who are the Characters?

Watch the story of the Three Billy Goats Gruff (link above) Who are the characters in the story? Little Billy Goat Gruff, Middle Billy Goat Gruff, Great Big Billy Goat Gruff, the Troll.

Look at the troll on page 2 of the PDF, think about the words used to describe the troll. Words like sharp, yellow, pointy, long, crooked, pointy, rough, purple, hairy, green, big and round are words we can use to describe something, these describing words are called Adjectives.

Task - Design a troll who may live under the bridge. In your green book, draw out your own version of the troll and write about what your troll looks like. Try to include as much detail as you can.

 

Lesson 2 - Where is the story set?

The setting of the story is where the story takes place. Use the PDF to have a look at the settings of some stories you may know. Re-watch the video from last lesson and think about where the story of the Three Billy Goats Gruff is set.

Listen out for any words that talk about the setting e.g. grassy hillside.

Could the story be set anywhere else?

Why could this story not be set in a town?

Task – Write about the setting at the beginning of the story. Think about what the Three Billy Goats Gruff can see, the weather, you can even think about what noises they might hear. Then how it did the setting change?

 

Lesson 3 - The beginning of the story

We are going to have a go at writing down the story of the Three Billy Goats Gruff but to do that we need to break it down into the beginning, middle and end. 

Use the PDF to help you work out what happens at the start of the story – There were three Billy Goat brothers. Don’t forget to tell me who each of them are! Where were they? You could use your writing about the setting of the story to help you. What did the Billy Goats like to do? Oh no, what did they wake up to see?

Task – In your green book, write the beginning of the story and draw a picture from the beginning of the story. Remember to use your capital letters and full stops!

 

Lesson 4 - The middle of the story

Use the PDF to help you work out what happens in the middle of the story – What was the plan that the Billy Goat Brothers came up with? Little Billy Goat Gruff crossed the bridge. Clippty-clop, Clippty-clop! What did the Troll say? How did Little Billy Goat Gruff get the Troll to let him cross to the other side? Middle Billy Goat Gruff crossed the bridge. Clippty-clop, Clippty-clop! What did the Troll say? How did Middle Billy Goat Gruff get the Troll to let him cross to the other side?

Task – In your green book, write the middle of the story and draw a picture from the middle of the story. Remember to use your capital letters and full stops!

 

Lesson 5 - The end of the story

Use the PDF to help you work out what happens at the end of the story – Great Big Billy Goat Gruff crossed the bridge. Clippty-clop, Clippty-clop! What did the Troll say? How did Great Big Billy Goat Gruff stop the Troll? What happened to the Troll? What happened to the Three Billy Goat Gruffs?

Task – In your green book, write the end of the story and draw a picture from the end of the story. Remember to use your capital letters and full stops!

 

Lesson 6 – What happened next?

We know what happened to the Three Billy Goats Gruff at the end of the story (they all reached the other side safely and got to eat the luscious green grass) but what happened to the troll? After being booted off the bridge by Great Big Billy Goat Gruff, the Troll was swept down the river and…. What happened to him after that?

Use the PDF to help you with some ideas or think of your own!

Task – Write a few sentences about what could have happened to the troll, then draw a picture to illustrate your idea!

Maths

Measurement

Measuring means looking at the size or amount of something. We can measure things in lots of different ways. We can use everyday objects around the house to measure things, this is called using an informal measure or a non-standard unit of measure. However, there are lots of tools designed to help us measure certain things; such as a ruler, weighing scales, a stopwatch or measuring cylinder etc. These all use a standard unit of measure

  • Centimetres (cm) or Metres (m) to measure length
  • Grams (g) or Kilograms (kg) to measure weight
  • Millilitres (ml) or Litres (l) to measure capacity (liquids)
  • Seconds, Minutes, Hours, Days etc to measure time
  • Degrees Centigrade (‘C) to measure temperature.

We use these units of measure so that everyone can measure things in the same way! Here are some activities using a range of standard and non-standard units of measure.

 

Task 1 – Measure some things around the house using an informal measure.

On the PDF are some ideas you can do to measure items using a non-standard unit of measure. Some other ideas are:

  • How many socks long are you?
  • How many Lego bricks long is your hand?
  • How many feet can you jump? – make a line of chalk and stand on it, jump as far as you can in one jump, use the chalk to mark where you landed. Then use your own feet to measure how far you jumped. When measuring start with you heel on the line and each time make sure the heel of your other foot is as close to your toes as it can get (without standing on your own foot!)
  • How many pencils tall is your table?
  • How many water bottles tall is your fridge?

 

Task 2 – Which do you think is bigger?

Have a guess and then ask an adult to help you measure each one with a piece of string, were you right? Are you surprised by any of the answers?

  • Your height (how tall you are) or how wide you can stretch your arms?
  • The length of your foot or from your elbow to your wrist?
  • The length of your leg or all the way round your tummy?
  • All the way round an Apple or the length of your pencil?
  • Can you think of your own items to compare?

 

Task 3 – Lightest Heaviest

Take a selection of packaged food items out of your cupboard (Ask an adult before you do this). All packaged food items should have a weight on the packet. Make a list of the weights on each packet you have chosen.

Which one is the heaviest? Which one is the lightest? Can you put these weights in order of lightest to heaviest?  

 

Task 4 – Measuring in cm

Using a ruler is tricky! We have to make sure whatever we are measuring starts at 0 and doesn’t move whilst we are reading the ruler. Use this game to practice reading the cm on a ruler, without having to hold the object still, cm stands for centimetres. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/measuring-in-cm

Level 1 – Click and drag the cursor to the end of the object you are measuring, this will help you read the correct centimetres on the ruler.

 

Task 5 – Measurement Pairs

Cut out the word and picture cards on the attached sheet. Spread out the word cards face down, so you can’t see the words or pictures. Take it in turns to turn over two cards at a time. If you have matched the measuring tool and the unit of measure it will use then keep the cards as a pair, if they do not match then turn them back over and let your partner have a turn. Who will get the most matching pairs?

 

Task 6 – Make your own measuring tool

Follow the instructions on the video to make your own measuring tool, a bit like a ruler, however this ruler will be using our own scale and not cm.

Can you find some different objects to measure on your scale tool.

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

Science

Experiment with ‘Air’  

Look at the pdf file – Another experiment with air. Learn what a parachute is, who uses it and how it works. Then watch the video -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZYwsAvHgVw How does a Parachute Work? - Science for Kids. Then watch the video to show you how to make a parachute –

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UE98Un7AWQ0 How to make a paper parachute.

 

Task:

Making your own paper parachute –

Attached are two templates to make the parachute, sheet 1 and sheet 2. You also need glue, scissors and a plastic bottle top or a small plastic toy figure.

Start with sheet 1 - Cut on the 4 lines. Then hold each either side of one of the lines, put glue on one side and fold it around then stick. Repeat with the other three lines, (as in the video). You have now made the canopy.

Sheet 2 – cut along the lines to make 4 strips.

Place these 4 strips on the table, like a cross, with one of each end touching in the middle. Then put Sellotape over the middle part, to join the 4 strips together. 

Turn it over and then put a plastic bottle top or a small plastic toy figure on the middle part and stick it to the paper strips with a little piece of Sellotape.

Put glue onto the other end of the 4 strips and then stick them onto the 4 corners of the paper canopy. Your parachute is now made!

Test your paper parachute, have fun J

Extension: Make another parachute and attach a different object on the bottom (heavier or lighter). Does that affect the speed that the parachute drops to the ground?

Topic

My Home

Have a think about your own home, what type of home do you live in?

Use the PDF to help you think back to when we were learning about type of houses.

Flats, Terraced houses, Semi-Detached house, Detached house, Bungalow

How many rooms do you have in your home?

List all the different types of room you have in your home, have you got more than one bedroom or bathroom in your home?

Have you always lived in that home or have you ever moved house?

 

With an adults help, can you find your home on Google Earth?

Once you can see the top of your house, drag the little man on the right hand side onto your road to see your house from the street.

Use the arrows on the road to move up and down your street, can you move the arrows all the way down your journey to school?

Think back to when you were learning about leisure activities in History, can you use Google Earth to visit the placed you like to play and do leisure activities.

 

Task

Use the attached sheet to draw a pirate map showing all the places you visited on Google Earth, this could be your home, school, the Pirate Park, Windsor Leisure Centre, Legoland, Windsor Great Park, Windsor town centre.

 

 

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