Good morning Year 1!
It’s the last planned day of remote learning today and I’m very excited to be back in class again tomorrow. I want to have a big chat when we are all in about how this week has gone because it has been such a unique and potentially strange experience for us all. I think you’ve all done amazing though and I am very proud of you all.
For English (RWI), we are practising the sound ‘igh’. We should practice saying this sound out loud. Can you think of any words that have the sound ‘igh’ in them? ‘High’ has an igh at the end of the word. Slight has an ‘igh’ in the middle. Can you count how many sounds there are in high and slight?
Lets look at a trickier word with igh in it –
Lets count the sounds: p l igh t.
Can you say the word? . If you are having difficulty saying the whole word, repeat each of the sounds again and again faster until the whole word appears – plight.
Next it is important to practise reading more green words. These words mostly use set 2 sounds:
playing growing clucked zooms slightly splash splashed stomp
It is important that we are not only able to read or decode these words once, but read them again quickly and with confidence.
Next we are looking at alien words. These words are very tricky because they aren’t even from this planet! We still learn them because they are great for practising our sounds and blending. Who knows, maybe one day all this alien word practise will come in useful! Remember we must say each sound before we saying the whole word, lets have a go.
stook blay spimmy thoomy blong vung enk jood
Now we have practised our reading, now we must practise our writing. Let’s practise writing the word high to begin with (nice and easy). Practise saying the word over and over again and pay attention to every sound you are using and the way your mouth is moving to form the word. Now (without looking) practise writing the word on a piece of paper. When you are done, you should check if you were correct. Tick if you were and fix if you were not.
Now lets do a harder one. Now lets practise writing the word ‘flight’. Same as before, say the words over and over until you are confident you can feel each sound as it comes out of your mouth, sometimes it helps to say the word very slowly. Now (without looking) practise writing the word on a piece of paper. When you are done, check to see if you are correct. Tick if you were and fix if you were not.
You can practise this with any other words with igh in it that would like to practise also.
Today you will be doing a big write also. You are writing as if you are a bee and you are describing what you need in a new home. Use the sentence starters below to create your own big write:
I need a __________ with a ___________.
I want ____________ and ______________.
I would like _____________ because _____________.
Here is the L.O and success criteria for today’s lesson. I am predicting that this will take two days so do not panic if the children do not understand this tricky concept immediately.
What is important in this lesson is that the children understand that addition is commutative. This means that it does not mater which way the parts are shown, the whole will not change. For example, 3 + 5 = 8 and so does 5 + 3 = 8. The parts have swapped places, but this has no impact on the whole. Children do not need to know just yet that subtraction is not commutative, this will be introduced later on in this unit.
Children should also understand that the whole in a number sentence (in the previous examples the whole was 8), can be shown at the beginning or the end (also in the middle but that’s a lot to process for now and is not a year 1 target). For example, 5 + 3 = 8 is the same as 8= 5 + 3.
Every year in their assessments, and this will continue all the way to Year 3, there is a question that looks like this:
= 12 + 8
It is important that the children are not thrown off by the whole being asked for at the beginning of the sentence.
Next, children need to find addition fact families (this is the tricky part). These are all the additional addition facts we can take from one number sentence. For example:
3 + 2 = 5 tells us that:
2 + 3 = 5
5 = 3 + 2
5 = 2 + 3.
Each addition number sentence tells us 4 additional facts, just from swapping the parts and the whole (no calculations required).
Using this understanding, children should answer these questions.
Once these are done, check your answers with an adult. Tick or fic your answers and reflect on how you were to find your answers.
Now try this next one:
This question requires a full sentence answer to explain how Eva has gone wrong.
Best of luck,