Home learning 02.11.20 (morning)

Good morning year 1 and in particular those of you who are self-isolating! I’m sorry that I’m not going to see some of you today after a week away from school but I hope that you had a restful holiday if you were able and that you are looking forward to picking up where we left off at the end of last half-term with all the incredible progress we were making as a team!

Parents, it is my intention to use the Microsoft Teams option for my Maths lesson today because I know that this will be the most useful tool going forward for making sure those children who need to access remote learning are getting the best opportunity to succeed. I will, however, also be uploading all of today’s lessons onto the blog site just in case there is a problem accessing Teams and essentially as an effective Plan B. What follows is todays remote learning:


For RWI, I would like the children to begin by practicing their writing of short sentences. Children should take sentences from a book they are reading, practice saying them first (maybe they can come up with actions to help them remember the words they find tricky?), and then have a go at writing their sentence they have picked onto lined paper. For a perfect sentence children will need to:

  1. Use capital letters at the beginning of the sentence and for proper nouns.
  2. Use a full stop at the end of each sentence.
  3. Use finger spaces between the words.
  4. Use FRED talk to spell the words.

Once they have written the sentence and are happy with it, they must check their sentence against the original in their book and tick the letters they have got correct, and fix those that they have made a mistake with.

Children should complete this activity 3 times and be encouraged to take their time reading and picking out their sentences until they find a sentence they really like or they feel they would be challenged by trying to write!

For Maths, the children will be introduced today to the part-whole model which looks like this:

In this example the two parts are shown as 4 and 5. This is shown by the lines connecting both 4 and 5 to the whole. To complete this part-whole model then, you must add 4 and 5 to find the whole which is 9.

The part-whole model shows us how numbers can be partitioned (that means split up) into different parts. These parts will always be smaller than the whole. Can you draw a part-whole model where the whole is shown as 10? Write the number 10 and then draw a circle around that number. Then draw 2 more circles with a line connecting these circles to our 10. In these empty circles you can put two ‘parts’ that when added together make 10.

What examples did you come up with? I used 5 and 5 because I know that I have 10 fingers overall on my body and that this whole can be split into two parts because I have two hands. Each hand carries 5 fingers and if I combine these two parts by adding them together I will always make my whole of 10 fingers again!

Have a go at answering this question:

Remember that the two parts and the whole are each represented in their own circle but that the parts will each have a line connecting them to the whole separately. This shows the two parts adding together to make the whole!

We also know that numbers are not only shown as digits such as 1,2,3,4,5… They can be shown as amounts. This is a trickier question for you!

Remember that the seven pieces of fruit come together to make the whole so they are shown in the circle at the top which is connected to the all the empty circles which show the parts. This model shows 3 separate parts, how could you separate this whole into 3 parts/groups?

I chose to separate them by the different fruits: bananas, apple, and orange. What should I do next? I need to separate the parts into their different circles. I know that there are 3 apples within the whole so I am going to put 3 apples into one of the parts. Can you finish this off?

Remember to complete the sentence at the end. Write the amount in the spaces left for you. What number would you use to show the whole? How many in each of the parts?

This last question needs to you write a full sentence explaining how you know the answer. It is also a question you might like to try with an adult if you are finding it very tricky!

Just like we did with the fruit, put the animals into a circle to show the whole first. Then decide how many parts you can create by sorting the animals any way you like (there are more than a few ways!) and then create the parts in your part-whole model. Make sure each part has a line connecting it to the whole. What does this line mean? It shows that the part is added into the whole along with all the other parts.

Have a go, I’m looking forward to seeing your results!

That is all of the morning’s lessons for today. I will upload the afternoon learning at 12.30 (ish). Hopefully I will see most of you in the Teams lesson later this morning, if not then I hope you have a great day anyway!

Mr Markham

7 thoughts on “Home learning 02.11.20 (morning)”

  1. We have tried to login. The username seems to be recognised but not the password. If we can’t get on we will go through the work ourselves.


    1. Good morning, thank you for your message. We are aware of a few issues with the logins and are in contact with our technical providers. Mr Markham has posted some work for the children to complete today. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Mr Trevor


  2. Good morning
    Many thanks for updating us with necessary info.
    We are happy to follow the year 1 blog for work and have started to do this on paper.
    Stay safe everyone.šŸ‘šŸŒˆ

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  3. Thanks for being so thorough. With trying to work myself Iā€™m unsure how feasible this will be to complete but will try to work through this as best we can. Is there any chance to highlight the most important lesson per day? That might be a more realistic target for us.

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