Category Archives: Class Work

Easter Homework

Hi Puffins,

I hope you are all staying safe. School has been very quiet without you all this week.

I have put on the spelling for you to learn over the Easter and there is a game to practise the spellings.

https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/archived-word-games/hangman/days-the-week

For your maths over Easter there is a I Spy counting and addition to 20.Here is a link to a game to help the children sequence and order the numbers within 20 https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/caterpillar-ordering

I would be a great idea maybe to do an egg hunt in the house or even the garden. I have attached some eggs you could colour in and cut our and maybe the adults could hide them for you to find.

Documents related to this homework
SpellingS WC 30th March 2020
I Spy and Add Checklist and Answers WK 2
Easter Eggs to colour

Have a great Easter and lots of chocolate.

Stay safe

Miss Coghlan

Creating pictographs

During Computing with Mr Baddhan, Year 1 Puffins have been tallying up their favourite items to create pictographs.

The children created a tally for the following items:
► Favourite farm animal
► Favourite material
► Favourite pet
► Favourite minibeast

They then used Purple Mash’s 2Count program to add data into a pictograph.

The children then created a pictograph by gathering their own tally data.

Creating stick animations

During Computing, Year 1 Puffins have this afternoon enjoyed creating their own animations using Pivot Stick Animator.

Mr Baddhan explained to the children of what an animation is and that each animation includes a collection of frames.

Using the Pivot Stick Animator program, the children were asked to create a waving man. Then the children tried animating different stick figures.

Design and technology skills

The Puffins have been developing their design and technology skills over the last week. So far we have learnt and practiced cutting accurately. Marking and measuring accurately. Moving on to testing the most appropriate materials and equipment to use to finally make out dog on wheels towards the end of the week.

Sequence and directions

Year 1 Puffins continued their understanding of writing instructions when they used a program called Code for Life’s Rapid Router.

Puffins worked through the levels as they programmed a van to move from one point to another using programming blocks.

The blocks were as follows:

– Move Forwards
– Move Backwards
– Turn Left
– Turn Right

The children came across various challenges including working out the correct turn to use (left or right). Some children did really well working this out however the others had to use a BeeBot to help them work out the correct direction.

Sequence
The children were also introduced to a new Computing term called sequence. When programming, it is important to make sure that all the steps are presented in the correct order – this is sequence.

Here is an example of a real life sequence – in the correct order.

Directions using 2Go town map

In the last couple of lessons, Mr Baddhan asked the children to use the town map on Purple Mash to direct their car from the starting location to a destination provided.

It was great to see the children understand their directions and seeing their instructions written on paper.

The children also learned about a new word today – debug – fixing and correcting mistakes in a program.