Thornham


You can contact Miss Stanley by emailing her on – j.stanley@gf.kwestacademy.com
Year 1 and 2 Curriculum Information Booklet

Please click on the links below to see what we will be

learning this half term

 

Year 1 and 2 Spring 1 Overview

Thornham Homework Grid Spring 1

Mrs Joanne Stanley


I joined Greyfriars Academy in September 2016 and I am currently working in a mixed year one and year two class. I enjoy teaching the younger children of the school and take immense pride in helping them to be the best they can be. Children in my class are happy, friendly and enjoy their learning. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family.

Thornham Friday Blog 14th May 2021

Posted on Friday, May 14th, 2021

Hello Thornham,

I hope you have had a good week.  We have enjoyed our learning this week. In Art we are learning about the artist Georges Seurat.  We have started to learn how he used the style of Pointilism to create his amazing paintings. We  have had a go at using his style of shading.

Here are a few examples.

Over and Above
Aaishah for her lovely labeled picture of The Hungy Caterpillar and animal poster.

 

Amelia for her story she wrote at home and times tables work.

Theodore recited the following story to his mum-
Once upon a time there was an egg laying on one shiny bright leaf. One bright sunny morning there was a broken egg and a Queen Bee came out of the egg. She started to look for nectar.
Scarlett writing out numbers in tens, fives and fours. Also a lovely drawing of Spring flowers.
Also – Violet, Angel, Olivia and Franzine for their brilliant effort this week.
Finally, we have been enjoying our swimming lessons on a Monday morning.  We are hoping to have an extra fun session if we are the class that ordered the most hot dinners on Thursday (17th May).
Please encourage your child to have hot dinner with us next week.
Have a great weekend!
Mrs Stanley

Thornham Celebrations Friday 7th May

Posted on Friday, May 7th, 2021

Hello Thornham

 

We have another great week even though this week was a short week.

We have been busy with our topic work learning about toys from the past and the highlight of the week was Thursday when we brought in our own favourite toys to show our friends and talk about why they are our favourite.

We were also treated to a non-uniform day for completing all our reward squares for showing RESPECT, READY and SAFE.

As part of our topic we enjoyed a picnic in the walks and managed to dodge the heavy showers.  Unfortunately we didn’t get ot play games and the rain and hail came down very heavy . Hopefully we can  find time next week to play some traditional playground games.

 

OVER and ABOVE

I am pleased to announce the following children have been Over and Above this week:

Gracey – for her hard work in maths.

Dzesika – for showing a great attitude to her learning.

Violet – for her  imaginative writing.

Well done to you all.

 

Here are a few pictures of  our picnic and us with our toys.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Stanley

Thornham Celebrations Friday 30th April

Posted on Thursday, May 6th, 2021

Hello Thornham

What a great week we have had!

We have finally finished our vehicles. We had great fun this week decorating them. Here are a few pictures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As you can see we have some excellent designs.

 

In topic the children have enjoyed learning about Toys from the  past. Thank you for those who have sent in their letters telling us what toys our parents and grandparents played with. We look forward to next week when we can show our friends our favourite toys along with our picnic in the walks (Thursday).

 

OVER & ABOVE

Well done to…

Dominika – for listening carefully,  joining in class discussions  and answering questions.

Ignas – for great progress in his recognition of numbers upto 100!

 

Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Stanley

 

Thornham Friday Blog 16th April

Posted on Friday, April 16th, 2021

Helllo Thornham

We made it through the first week.  It has been really lovely to see you everyday and with the sun shining!

We have had a busy week settling back into school after the Easter break and enjoying our learning again.

In Maths we have continued with addition and subtraction and have started to add 10 more and 10 less.

In English we have been writing about insects and completed our Cold Task .

Here are a few pictures of us working hard/

 

 

We are continuing with our DT project making a vehicle adding wheels and axles.  We have used real tools to saw!

Here are some pictures

 

Just a few reminders –

Swimming-  every Monday – please bring a towel, swimming costume, armbands and swimming hat.

PE – every Thursday – please come to school in your PE kit

Reading Books – please bring your books back on Friday.  New books will be issued on a Monday.

Spellings – these will be sent home on a Friday.

Drink bottles – please send your child with a drink bottle. Thank you

 

Here is our new Home work grid for Summer 1 – please have a go at the activites and send me copies of your work.

Thonrham Homework Summer 1

I hope you have a great weekend.

Mrs Stanley

 

 

Thornham Celebrations 26th

Posted on Thursday, March 25th, 2021

We’ve made it to the end of term Thornham! Well done to all, whether you have been in school a few weeks or since January.

We’ve had a great week. All of us loved celebrating Book Day in our pyjamas and  slippers with our soft toys. We enjoyed listening to several stories during the day.

 

We have been busy this week creating our chronological report all about Spiders! We have found out some interesting facts along the way. All the children have worked extremely hard with their handwriting and presentation this week – well done Thornham!

We have also been learning about  ‘The Easter Story’ and how Christians celebrate all over the world. We now know why we celebrate by eating Hot Cross Buns and chocolate eggs!.  We have also made some lovely Easter Cards here are  few examples.

 

 

 

 

I have sent home a list of the 100 high frequency words- if you have any spare time in the holidays please practise reading the words so you can sight read them quickly.  This will help  with your fleuncy and confidence in reading.

Finally, I hope you all have a wonderful and safe holiday. I look forward to seeing you all  back on Tuesday 13th April.

Mrs Stanley

Thornham Week 1st March 2021

Posted on Sunday, February 28th, 2021

Welcome to week 2 of Spring 2!

This is a very exciting week as I will be teaching live everyday for your English and Maths lessons.  Please look at TEAMS for your notification to join the meeting.  Live lessons will be start at 9.30 and again at 11.00. I have included all learning as normal on the blog just in case you are unable to meet with me and the rest of the class.

Here is  the planned learning for this week.

 

Monday

Maths – TEAMS meeting 9.30 -10.00am

Active Learn – Power Maths – Unit 9 Lesson 6 – Comparing Numbers

Yr1 Practice Book 1B – Pages  67-69

Practise number bonds to 10

 

English – TEAMS meeting at 11.00– 11.30am

Re-read model text. Sidney Spider – A Tale of Friendship

Comprehension

Look at questions 1 to 4 –  answer in full sentences.

Sidney Spider A Tale of Friendship

 

Phonics

Recap on phase 5 sounds and alternative sounds   – ai, ay, a-e

Practise sounding out the words:

ai – rain, train, stain

ay – play stay tray

a-e – made, came, make

 Use the template below to add any other words you know.

ai, ay, a-e

 

Spellings

football, playground, farmyard, bedroom, blackberry

 

Reading

Log onto Active Learn and continue to read the next book.

Please read for at least 10 minutes every day.

 

 

Tuesday

Maths – TEAMS meeting 9.30 -10.00am

Active Learn – Power Maths – Unit 9 Lesson 7 – Ordering objects and numbers

Go to Yr1 Practice Book 1B – Pages 70-72

 Practise number bonds to 10

 

English – TEAMS meeting at 11.00– 11.30am

Re-read model text. Sidney Spider – A Tale of Friendship

Comprehension

Answer questions 5 to 7.

Sidney Spider A Tale of Friendship

 

Phonics

Recap on phase 5 sounds and alternative sounds   –  ee, ea, e-e

Practise sounding out the words:

ee – see, been, seen, seed

ea – sea, bean, cream, dream

e-e – these, Steve,  Eve

 Use the tempate below to add any other words you know.

ee, ea, e-e

 

Spellings

football, playground, farmyard, bedroom, blackberry

 

Reading

Log onto Active Learn and continue to read the next book.

Please read for at least 10 minutes every day.

 

 

Wednesday

Maths – TEAMS meeting 9.30 -10.00am

Active Learn -Power Maths – Unit 9 Lesson 8 – Counting in 2’s

Go to Yr1 Practice Book 1B – Pages 73-75

 Practise number bonds to 20

 

English – TEAMS meeting at 11.00– 11.30am

Discuss what is a verb and an  adverb – look at ppt

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Look at model text highlight adverbs.

Children complete adverb activity

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Phonics

Recap on phase 5 sounds and alternative sounds   –  ie, igh, i-e, i

Practise sounding out the words:

ie – pie, tie, cried, fried, lie

igh  – high, light, night, right, bright

i-e –  bike, like, size, prize

i – kind, find, behind, mind,

 Use the tempate below to add any other words you know.

ie, igh, i-e, i

 

Spellings

football, playground, farmyard, bedroom, blackberry

 

Reading

Log onto Active Learn and continue to read the next book.

Please read for at least 10 minutes every day.

 

Thursday

Maths – TEAMS meeting 9.30 – 10.00am

Active Learn – Power Maths – Unit 9 Lesson 9 – Counting in 5s

Go to Yr1 Practice Book 1B – Pages 76-78

 Pracise number bonds to 20

 

English – TEAMS meeting at 11.00– 11.30am

Discuss what is an adjective – look at ppt

t-l-4876-adjectives-powerpoint-_ver_2

Highlight adjectives on model text

Complete the  adjective activity

T-S-950-Fill-In-The-Adjective-Basic-Concept-Sentences

 

Phonics

Recap on phase 5 sounds and alternative sounds   –  oe, oa, o-e

Practise sounding out the words:

oe – toe potatoes, tomatoes,

oa  – coat, boat, float,  goat,

o-e – home, note,  cone, bone

 Use the tempate below to add any other words you know.

oa, oe, o-e

 

Spellings

football, playground, farmyard, bedroom, blackberry

 

Reading

Log onto Active Learn and continue to read the next book.

Please read for at least 10 minutes every day.

 

Friday

Maths – TEAMS meeting 9.30 -10.00am

Active Learn. Go to Power Maths – Unit 9 Lesson 10 – Solving word problems – addition and subtraction 1

Go to Yr1 Practice 1B – Pages 79-81

 Practise counting in 2s, 5s, and tens forwards and backwards.

 

English – TEAMS meeting at 11.00– 11.30am

Re-read model text. Sidney Spider – A Tale of Friendship

Look at the different parts of the story  – beginning, middle and ending.

 Can you box up each section – have a look at mine.Sidney Spider – Boxing up Mrs Stanley

Sidney Spider Boxing up

 

Phonics

Recap on phase 5 sounds and alternative sounds   –  ue, u-e, ew

Practise sounding out the words:

ue – true, blue, glue, clue

u-e – tune, flute, mute

ew – new, blew, flew, drew

 Use the tempate below to add any other words you know.

ue- u-e, ew

Spellings 

football, playground, farmyard, bedroom, blackberry

 

 

Reading

Log onto Active Learn and continue to read the next book.

Please read for at least 10 minutes every day.

 

Foundation Subjects

Science – 

Gravity/Air Resistance.   How objects move through the air.

Let paper fall through the air – crumpled and flat. 

Create a parachute from a plastic bag. 

Record the findings on a chart. 

Falling Paper 

 

Topic – Exploration – Christopher Columbus. 

Watch the animation about Columbus

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/ks2-christopher-columbus/z7j3hbk

Afterwards, make a note of what you can remember.

Choose 2 facts and write a short paragraph describing Christopher Columbus achievements.

 

PE

Have a go at the activities below.

Home PE Cross the River    Home PE Noughts and Crosses

If you can’t do the PE activities because of a lack of space etc at least go out for a walk/run or a bike ride with your adult.

 

RE- Hindu Creation stories   we will continue with this next when we are back in school.

 

Music

Follow this Big Sing lesson, in preparation for a performance later in the year.

The song is ‘Let Love Shine’ – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpQ-V_UyJPU&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2uB2q6hQrwzNKh-hgubgSqZtl9LoL7Id6RocJyKNhgSnJxbqo27t_am34

“The content of the videos is subject to copyright owned by The BIG Sing and as such may not be copied or shared with any other establishment without the express written permission of The BIG Sing.”

 

Computing  – communicaiton

We will continue to practise using computers/devices to access remote learning.

 

 DT

 This week I would like you to have a go at designing your  own vehicle to make. 

Think about  what resources  will need to make the vehicle.  Make a list. Keeo the list and bring to school for next week.

Ignore the evalution page we will do this after we have made our vehicles.

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Please email or contact me via TEAMS if you have any problems.

Have a great week!

Mrs Stanley

 

Thornham Celebrations Friday 26th February

Posted on Friday, February 26th, 2021

Hello Thornham

What a great week it has been at school! There was huge excitement in class when we started our live teaching and children seeing their friends again remotely. Having spoken to some of you and your parents  we are all very much looking forward to being back together again; not long now. Over the week, we have been getting used to using TEAMS as our way of learning and comuunicating .

Thank you for being very patient with me, I am learnng too!   If you haven’t joined already, it would be great to see you next week. We will be doing Numeracy and Literacy lessons every day. Look out for your meeting invite but I am planning to be online at 10.00 and 11.00 and everyday.

 

Here are some pictures of work completed from this week.

Scybel has been busy this week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alex’s work

Aaishah’s work

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frankie has been busy as always!

 

 

 

 

 

Thornham story map

Posted on Friday, February 26th, 2021

Hello Thornham

Here is my story map I promised!

Sidney spider story map 1

Sidney Spider story map 2

Have a go at creating your own story map  – you can copy my ideas if you like.

Have a great weekend and I will see you next weel

 

Mrs Stanley

Thornham Week ahead 22nd February 2021

Posted on Sunday, February 21st, 2021

Good morning Thornham

I hope you have had a great half term holiday and looking forward to a new term.

This week we will be starting some ‘live’ lessons via TEAMS now you all have your login details. As this is all new to me and probably most of you, this week we will be having some practise sessions  in order to learn how to use TEAMS, use different features as well as accessing and completing assignments. Our first introductory session is on 9.30am on Monday.

All our learning for this week  is here on this blog as usual so don’t worry if you miss a live session. This week we are spending time getting used to the new way of learning.

Please try and complete as much of the work as you can, especially Maths, English, Reading and Phonics work.

Please email me if you have any questions J.Stanley@gf.kwestacademy.com or alternatively ring the office and I will call back as soon as I can.

This is a suggested timetable for your day:

8.45 – 9.00 – spelling/times table practise

9.00 – 10.00 – Maths

10.00 – 10.15 – Have a break and a well-earned snack!

 10.15 – 10.35 – Phonics/Spellings

10.35 – 11.30 – English

11.30 – 12.00 – Reading and handwriting practise

LUNCH

Afternoons

Each day work on one of our other subjects , Science, Topic, PE. DT, Music, RE, PSHE.

You can also  explore the  BBC Bitesize   https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z3g4d2p or National Oak Academy – https://www.thenational.academy/ website where there are hundreds of lessons for you to ‘dip’ into.

I have also  added extra activities in Education City  for Maths English and Science.

 

Monday

Maths

Look at the Oak Academy lesson –  Sequencing numbers to 50 (thenational.academy)

Log onto Active Learn. Go to Power Maths

Unit 9 Lesson 1 – Counting to 50(1)

Go to Yr1 Practice  Book 1B  – Pages 52-54

 

English

Short Burst Writing

Look at the front cover of Sidney Spider – A Tale of Friendship.

Pretend you are that spider in the picture –  Jump into the picture. What can you see? how do you feel? What can you smell? Can you write down your thoughts . Can you add some interesting describing words? here are my suggestions.

I can see a pair of big red welly boots.

I can feel the dust floating in the air.

I feel happy and safe in my cosy  little shed.

I can smell dirty brown mud.

Sidney Spider – A Tale of Friendship picture

 

Phonics

prefix ‘un’  Have a look at the bitesize video below –

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z76yp4j

Log in Active Learn Go to My Stuff – Phonics

Unit 30 prefix ‘un’ lesson

Practise reading the words – unfair, unhappy, unsafe, unwell, unlucky

Can you write a sentence for two of the words.

 

Spellings

other, mother, brother, bother, another

 

Reading

Log onto Active Learn and continue to read the next book.

Please read for at least 10 minutes every day.

 

 

Tuesday

Maths

Look at the Oak Academy lesson – Grouping and counting in tens (thenational.academy)

Log onto Active Learn. Go to Power Maths

Unit 9 Lesson 2 – Counting to 50 (2)

Go to Yr1  Practice Book 1B  – Pages 55-57

 

 

English

Short Burst Writing

Look at your sentences from yesterday about the picture of the Spider in the web. I would like you now to write a short paragraph about the picture. Don’t forget to write in full sentences and use some interesting descriptive words.

 

Phonics

Log on to Active Learn Go to My Stuff Phonics

Unit 29 Suffix ‘es’ after ‘ss’, ‘x’

Practise reading the words  – boxes, foxes, bosses, dresses, grasses

 

Spellings

other, mother, brother, bother, another

 

Reading

Log onto Active Learn and continue to read the next book.

Please read for at least 10 minutes every day.

 

 

Wednesday

Maths

You will be invited to a live TEAMS meeting at 9.35 for Power Maths

Look a the Oak Academy lesson – Exploring tens and ones (thenational.academy)

Log onto Active Learn. Go to Power Maths

Unit 9 Lesson 3 – Tens and ones

Go to Yr1  Practice Book 1B  – Pages 58-60

 

English

COLD TASK – Look again at the picture of the spider in the shed.  The setting of this story is in a garden shed.

For your Cold Task I would like you  to describe a  familiar setting for a story. Remember a setting is where a story takes place. Here are some ideas:-

Bedroom

Garden

Park

School

Beach

 

Phonics

Unit 29 Suffix ‘es’ after ‘ch’ ‘sh’ ‘tch’ lesson

Practise reading words – wishes, brushes, lunches, matches, watches

 

Spellings

other, mother, brother, bother, another

 

Reading

Log onto Active Learn and continue to read the next book.

Please read for at least 10 minutes every day.

 

 

Thursday

Maths

Look at the Oak Academy lesson  –Introducing place value (thenational.academy)

Log onto Active Learn. Go to Power Maths

Unit 9 Lesson 4 – Representing number to 50

Go to Yr1 Practice Book 1B  – Pages 61-63

 

 

English

You will be invited to a live TEAMS meeting for English (time to be confirmed)

Today we are starting to learn our model text – Sidney Spider – A Tale of Friendship.  Ask an adult to help you read the text.

Sidney Spider – A Tale of Friendship

You can listen to a recording of the story of Sidney Spider – A Tale of Friendship here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zw8kRlYxgrY

Can you now think about what you liked about the story.

Sidney Spider – I like best

 

Phonics

a sounded as o

what, want , war ,warm. want , watch

Please practise sounding out the words.

Can you put them into a sentence?

 

Spellings

other, mother, brother, bother,another

 

Reading

Log onto Active Learn and continue to read the next book.

Please read for at least 10 minutes every day.

 

Friday

Maths

Look at the Oak Academy lessonComparing and ordering numbers within 50 (Part 1) (thenational.academy)

Log onto Active Learn. Go to Power Maths

Unit 9 Lesson 5  – Comparing numbers of objects

Go to Yr1  Practice  1B  – Pages 64-66

 

English

Today I would like you to create a story map for our model text. Here is an audio version to help you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zw8kRlYxgrY

 

Phonics

You will be invited to a live TEAMS meeting for phonics (time to be confirmed)

Today I would like you to recap on your phase 5 diagraphs.

Here is a link for Phonics Play to play Buried Treasure using phase 5 sounds – You don’t need to login. practise reading the words and decide if they are treasure or not.

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/5/buried-treasure

Here is a copy of the sounds make sure you know these and you are able to write the sounds when dictated to you.

phase 5 sound mat

 

Spellings

other, mother, brother, bother, another

 

Reading

Log onto Active Learn and continue to read the next book.

Please read for at least 10 minutes every day.

 

Foundation Subjects

Science – 

Look for the first signs of Spring. Have a look at the link below.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/how-spring-affects…

Looking for EARLY changes: 

  • Length of days/daylight. 
  • Temperature – What should it be/what is it or has been. 
  • Early shoots – go outside and take some photos of them as examples. Do an observational drawing and plot progress during Spring and Summer. 

Can you draw some pictures of spring flowers  for example daffodils.

 

Topic – Exploration

Ibn Battuta. 

Watch the animation about Ibn Battuta.   ttps://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/ks2-ibn-battuta/zmqgnrd

Afterwards,can you  make a note of what you can remember.  

Choose 2, 3 or facts and write a short paragraph describing Ibn’s achievements. 

 

PE

Have a go at the actvities below. Space-Adventure

 

RE

Listen to the  Hindu Creation story –  https://youtu.be/Y9yWwFWpbRo

Can you make some paper petals to make your own lotus flower and write some sentences of the story.

Here is a template to help you.

lotus flower template

 

Music

The Big Sing: Smile by Katy Perry:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dh_8L1LU0qY&feature=youtu.be

 

Computing

This week we will be learning how to use TEAMS.

During our live meeting we will  also be learning how to stay safe on line.

 

 

DT

This term we are going to design and invent/create a vehicle of our choice.

Look at the attached pictures of modern and older vehicles. How are they designed? What are the same/different about the vehicles? What makes them move? Can you name the different parts of vehicles?

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Can you complete the activity  – Label the Car Parts.

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Have a great week

Mrs Stanley

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