Tuesday, 28 April 2020

Wednesday 29th year 1 learning

Hope this finds everyone well.

Maths-Quarter turns clockwise and anticlockwise.

One area that children learn in year 1 is making turns. They have covered turns before but it would be useful to go through this with the children again. Use this nrich problem to discuss quarter turns. Explain that he is turning clockwise because he is moving in the same direction as a clock (might be useful to have a clock to demonstrate) https://nrich.maths.org/5560. I would print out or create a paper man/bear/princess so that the learner can explore anticlockwise turns.

  • Bronze: Once you have practiced making clockwise and anticlockwise turns solve the nrich puzzle.
  • Silver: Would the number of turns be different if you could turn anticlockwise instead?
  • Gold. 3 blind mice obstacle game. This is a two player obstacle course game. One player is a blind mouse and the other is the guide. The object of the game is to guide the blind mouse (this player will need to be blindfolded) to the cheese by shouting directions such as stop, quarter turn clockwise, quarter turn anticlockwise and walk. Take it in turns swapping roles.

Topic/English-Kindness rocks

Today we are going to create our very own kindness rocks and look at positivity and negativity. These could be...

  • Image rocks-You could just draw a lovely image or pattern like a rainbow
  •  Message rocks-write a happy word such as love or your the best.
  • Pun rocks-personal favourite, you could draw a bee and write happy or draw a guitar and write u rock.

The kindness rocks project is a sort of kindness treasure hunt. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cf9-TuM5eSM demonstrates this well. The idea is you leave a rock with a uplifting message to brighten up someone's day. You could give them to a member of your household, leave them at the end of a neighbours garden or anywhere else that you can think of.

  • Bronze topic. Design your own kindness rock and hide the rock somewhere.
  • Bronze English. What punctuation would you use on your rock?  (capital letters, finger spaces and punctuation marks.) Can you act it out using your kung fu punctuation?
  • Silver Topic. Kindness is catching, see if this is true by being randomly kind to someone. (Phone a friend and tell them how great they are, help to tidy up, read a book to your younger brother ETC.) 
  • Silver English. Words tend to have positive or negative connotations. Love, sunny and ice cream are all positive words for Mr Carbis and hate, drizzle and avocados all have negative connotations. Can you create your own list of positive and negative words.
  • Gold Both. What does kindness mean to you? Have a talk with friends and family on what they think kindness means. You could then write your own definition, you can look up a definition here https://www.thefreedictionary.com/kindness.

Some useful links:

Kind regards,

The year 1 team