Sunday, 10 May 2020

Year 1 Monday 11th May

English-different ways to speak.

The work is based on I want my hat back by John Klassen. I have uploaded a video of me reading the story along with a quick, for me, description of the literacy task.

There are many different ways to speak. You can exclaim in shock you can whisper excitedly a secret or you can chat  happily with a friend. In this story there are many different animals talking. I would like you to identify who is talking and how they are talking.

First. Write down all the different words that mean said. How many can you come up with? More then ten? I have uploaded a word bank with a few suggestions in the literacy folder and created a discussion entitled I want my hat back-ways of speaking that contains my suggestions.

  • Bronze. Identify who is talking and write down how they are talking. (See the discussion page for how I did this.)
  • Silver. Most people talk with a emotion. They can talk calmly or angrily. They can answer in a bored voice or not. I would like you to add emotions for how the animals are talking.
  • Gold. Rewrite 2 or 3 pages using your said words and speech bubbles. (Or for an extra challenge speech Marks.) Example: "Excuse me, have you seen a rabbit wearing a hat?" Enquired Moose, puzzled.
  • Challenge. Do you agree with my list? If not what would you change?

Maths-Mathematical reasoning

In "I Want My Hat Back" we are introduced to lots of different types of animals. This reminded me of the Nrich problem called Noah. Noah saw 12 legs walk by into the ark.

How many creatures could he have seen? Lets think of the animals we saw in our story and how many legs they have. We had four legged animals like the bear, moose and fox and a one legged or no legged animal (depending on your definition) like the snake. A person wrote the story and people have 2 legs.

If it helps they can use sticks or lines to represent number of legs. Maybe they could draw a large circle around the lines to represent one animal. (So for a sheep they would draw four lines then put a circle around those lines)

  • Bronze. Write down your answers as addition or subtraction sums.
  • Silver. Write down your answers as addition or subtraction sums. You could use a number line to help you. What is the most animals he could of seen and what is the least, using only animals found in the story? You can use the same animal more then once if you want, so you could see Snake and snakes family for 12 animals. 
  • Gold. What about if we use other animals like spiders, ants and snails? How many possible answers can you have? (infinite answers if you count animals such as worms as having no legs.)

Topic-Understanding the countries of the UK.

We looked at the position of the UK in the world map briefly last week. Now we are going to explore the UK a bit more.

BBC bitesize has some wonderful resources we can use to become more familiar with the UK and the countries that are there. You might want to watch the videos that they have to aid you in completing these tasks.

  • Bronze: Label the four countries that make up the UK. You can make your own map of these countries or complete activity 1.
  • Silver: Now that you have the countries sorted can you discover and label the capital city of each country? Pirate Bunny World Adventures contains a game that involves placing the four capital cities into the right country. (Click on the telescope once you load the game)
  • Gold: Can you come up with an interesting fact for each country that makes up the UK? It could be about a famous landmark like Caernarfon Castle in Wales or famous food like haggis in Scotland. You might want to use the Encylopedia Britannica on Hwb to help research some of these facts.
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