Mrs Nunez's Newsletter
Parents please read to find out which staff are leaving Bentinck this summer, they will be very much missed by all the teachers and children.
Please don't forget to email your cards and messages for the leaving cards. Well done to everyone who has already done this.
Mrs Deegan clearly explained what you needed to do last week, please scroll down if you missed it.
Thursday 9th July 2020
Hello everyone. Yesterday was another drizzly wet day, I hope you found lots of fun things to do inside with your families.
It was a special day in my house, it was Sonny’s 16th Birthday. His Grandma made him a yummy chocolate cake. She is very good at decorating cakes and has made him a birthday cake every year since he was born. Today is Sonny’s grandma/my mum's birthday. She is now 69 years old (don’t tell her I told you !). We will all be going to visit her later to sing Happy Birthday and give her some lovely presents.
When Sonny was opening his presents yesterday Spencer kept running off with the wrapping paper. He was very funny!
I hope you are enjoying the work in this week's pirate pack. Well done to everyone who has emailed their work to Mrs Chapman already. Below are some extra pirate activities for you to do online.
Listen carefully to the Captain Whitebeard song and story.
Use your stick puppets to help you act out the story.
Click here https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/puzzles/what-is-your-pirate-name and follow the instructions to find out your pirate name.
Mine is ‘Long Judy Sea Wolf’!
There are lots of educational pirate games and activities for you to complete in Swashbuckle on the CBeebies page. Perfect if it's a rainy day again. Let Mrs Chapman know which ones were your favourite.
Wednesday 8th July 2020
Good morning everyone.
Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th July
Good morning! I hope you have had a lovely weekend and not been blown away!
I am putting Mondays and Tuesdays work on at the same time as we are having a new foster dog. She will be arriving Monday lunchtime after a long journey from Romania. Her name is Daisy. I will show you some pictures of her when she has settled in.
How are your cards coming along for Mrs Benton and Mrs Burton. If you haven’t started, please make them and email them to Miss Chambers and Mrs Tibbits. Scroll down for last week’s videos to show you what you can make.
BBC daily maths lessons concentrates on Fractions this week. Big Stars please remind yourselves about a whole, half, quarter, how many halves in a whole and how many quarters in a half and a whole. Then I would like you to work on turning clockwise and anticlockwise.
Little Stars and Teddies I would like you to do the fraction activities. Also there are counting and adding activities for you to keep practising.
Practise any lessons you have found difficult.
I have 3 projects for you to complete over the last few weeks of school. I can’t believe we have nearly finished Year 1. We miss you all. You don’t need to rush these projects and do them all at the same time! When you have watched each video how to make it, write down a list of what resources you need then tick them off when you have got them. If you can’t get something, write me a note starting with:
To Mrs Deegan
and email it to me. Best handwriting please. Then I will see if I can get it for you.
Practical activities are so important for children to do as this helps them understand why they are learning something. Normally we would have done a lot of practical learning before we do any worksheets. These projects help children use lots of skills especially Maths so it is important for your child to have a go. Also reading, listening, concentration and writing skills. It develops perseverance and pride in their work. Also a sense of satisfaction and it helps them evaluate whether something worked or not and what to do about it. Vital skills for when they are growing up.
Project 1 – Making a puppet theatre
Hashim gave me the idea with the one he made. His is a 2D one so we are going to make a 3D one. Parents. This activity involves Maths – shape/measurement, Literacy-story telling, writing, Art and Design-using imagination/skills how to build and join.
Use a straw, pencil or a stick from the garden to make the curtains. You could use your pirate puppets to tell a story or make your own characters. Please video yourself acting out your own play. Exciting!
Project 2 – Making a kite
All the wind gave me this idea and looking at the photos when you had made parachutes with Mrs Chapman. Parents. This activity involves Maths – shape/measurement, Science-materials/weather, DT-construction.
Use tape if you haven’t got a stapler
Project 3 – Making bugs from natural materials
Plenty to see in the garden at the moment! Parents. This activity involves Maths – shape/measurement, Science-materials/minibeasts, DT-construction, Art-different textures and media.
Why don’t you make different bugs and look how they are different. You could also find some you tube videos to watch and learn about the bugs you have made.
Have lots of fun! I can’t wait to see them.
Here is a tour of the Tate gallery for kids. Looks lots of fun.
Class 1 have had a busy week in school this week. Take a look at the slides from Monday and Tuesday with Miss Ganderson.
Today we have baked cakes and decorated them The children have taken them home to have as a treat this weekend!
Have a lovely weekend everyone!
Friday 3rd July 2020
It’s nearly the weekend Class 1! I hope you’ve all had a happy and busy week.
I’ve been in school teaching some of class 1 this week, I’ll add some photos later today so you can see what we’ve been getting up to!
Please don’t forget to collect your second pirate work pack from school. It will be ready from Monday 6th July.
In the meantime I’ve added instructions showing you how to make a pirate hat below. All you will need is a piece of paper. When you have finished making it you could decorate it. Take a look at the work pack from last week for decorating ideas.
When you've made your hat put it on, pretend you're a pirate and try to learn this pirate jig!
Thursday 2nd July 2020
Hello Class 1. Look at the date above, have you noticed the month has changed?
It isn’t June anymore so what month is it?
Now watch the video and listen to the song. Then look at the questions and follow the instructions.
1. What is the first month of the year?
2. What month is it today?
3. What month comes after June?
4. What months comes before August?
5. In what month is Christmas?
Copy down each question and write your answer underneath. Everyone who does this in their best writing and emails their work to Mrs Chapman will win 10 house tokens!
Remember use a capital letter to start a sentence and for each month.
Tuesday 29th June
Why do bees have sticky hair?
-Because they use honeycombs!
Don’t forget this week to carry on working on your Maths and Pirate packs. Also there is BBC daily lessons to work through too. The Maths is about money this week and you all have some money worksheets in your packs. Here are some money activities you can do as well.
How are you getting on with your flower cards to Mrs Benton? Can you remember the beautiful Autumn pictures we did in ICT? Gorgeous. We will be sending all your great work home at the end of term.
We also sadly have another member of staff leaving this summer. Mrs Burton, who teaches Class 2, will be leaving. We will really miss her. Mrs Burton was the first teacher Miss Greyson worked with which was a long time ago. Like with Mrs Benton, we would like you to make her a card and write a lovely message to her inside with your name and Class 1 written too. Then email a picture of your card to Mrs Tibbits at
I thought you could make some rainbow pictures for Mrs Burton. You can use paint, pens, pencils, collage even lego to make rainbows. How about writing your message in rainbow writing too.
What did the baby find at the end of the rainbow?
Answer: A Potty Gold.
Here are some different ways to make rainbows. Why not listen to the song “Somewhere over the rainbow” from the Wizard of Oz while you are making your rainbow. Then finish off with a story.
Monday 28th June
Good morning! I hope you had a lovely weekend. It was lovely to see some of our class at school on Thursday and Friday. Some other children are coming in and working with Ms Ganderson on Monday and Tuesday. I hope they have lots of fun.
I have a message for you from Miss Chambers. Then I have made 3 videos to help you make flowers to make a card or garden to take a picture of.
Mrs Benton is Retiring.
Sadly, Mrs Benton will be leaving our school at the end of the summer term. She has been teaching for a very long time and she has decided to retire from teaching this year. This means she will be leaving all the other schools she teaches computing in too.
We will all miss Mrs Benton enormously and her fantastic computing lessons. As we can’t have a special assembly and give her cards and flowers like we usually do when someone leaves our school, we thought we could have a special retirement page on the website for Mrs Benton.
We would like you to make a special card, write a message or draw a beautiful picture to thank Mrs Benton for teaching you. You could even video a short message for her if you are feeling brave. Maybe if you have older brothers or sisters who remember Mrs Benton teaching them they could make a card or write a message too.
Please send your messages, cards or pictures to Miss Chambers at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 10th July. We will put everyone’s messages together in a special retirement presentation for Mrs Benton. Remember to put your name and class on your card or message so Mrs Benton knows who it is from.
Good luck and have fun making your cards and messages.
Here are the flower videos. Watch them all first then you can decide which flowers to make or have a go at them all!
While you are making the flowers why not sing along to ‘Happy’ by Pharrell Williams.
Friday 26th June 2020
Hello Class 1 it's nearly the weekend. Make sure you have lots of fun on Saturday and Sunday and spend some time exercising outside. What about completing a Joe Wicks workout in the garden or make up a dance. Try this Zumba workout, it's great fun!
You must come into school to collect your maths and pirate work packs from reception.
Mrs Chapman has put a surprise envelope in the Pirate Work Pack for each child who has been working hard at home and emailing to keep in touch!
Here are a few photos from today in school. We went onto the school field and pretended we were artists. Look at the masterpieces we have painted!
Have a great weekend everyone and take care.
Thursday 25th June 2020
Good morning everyone! I am enjoying having some of class 1 back in school today. We are using the class 2 classroom because it is bigger. The children have been working outside and ate their picnic lunch sat under a big tree! It is actually cooler outside than in the classroom.
Pirate work pack
There will be a Pirate work pack available for EVERYONE in class 1 to collect from the office on Monday morning. Children coming into school will take the pack home with them. I look forward to checking my emails for your super work next week.
Enjoy the sunny weather everyone. Don't forget to wear a sun hat, sun cream and keep drinking water to keep cool!
Wednesday 24th June 2020
Good morning class 1. I hope you have been enjoying the lovely weather and spending lots of time outside playing.
I am back at school teaching some class 1 children on Thursday and Friday this week. I am really looking forward to it! Because I will be busy teaching I won’t have as much time to update the website. However, I don’t want those of you still at home to miss out. So I will be making a work pack for you to collect from school. I will put a message on this page when it is ready.
The work pack will be all about pirates and we’ll be learning about them for the rest of this term. So for the next couple of days I would like you to:
1. Listen and read along to the pirate story.
Can you find any other pirate stories to read on Oxford Owl or YouTube?
2. Use to internet to find out some pirate facts.
Write your facts down and email them to Mrs Chapman.
3. Learn the pirate song and actions.
Tuesday 23rd June
Good morning! The month of June is racing by! I was looking at what I had put for you and your Parents to do on the first few days of lockdown. Have a look at them and see if you have completed any. If not keep trying.
zip up their own coat, do up their coat buttons
I would love you to write down the ones you have completed in a list. I am in the mood to give out lots of house tokens! Neat writing though please!
If you haven’t picked up your Maths pack, it is vital you do as it will be hard for your child to access the maths work on the website. You can collects them MONDAY – TUESDAY and THURSDAY – FRIDAY 9 am till 12 am. Thank you to all the Parents who are working hard with your children. It isn’t easy and we appreciate it so much.
Work steadily through the worksheets provided in the pack. There are your resources to help you. There are lots of videos and photos to explain how to do your maths work so please scroll down and look for them. If you need any help, please email me and I would love to hear from you. Also scroll through the website as Mrs Chapman and I have put a lot of work on here so there maybe activities you have missed.
Don’t forget BBC daily activities. They will really support your child.
This video and activity is for:
There will be resources and worksheets for you to collect from Wednesday. Good luck!
Monday 22nd June
Some of your children will be coming back to school this week. You will receive a letter which will tell you the times and days your child will be coming in. Please read carefully as it will keep everyone safe. There also is some booklets to read with your child to help them understand what is happening.
My goodness we have had loads of rain! It has meant I have been doing a few projects with my up cycling as I haven’t been able to get into the garden. I have been making flowers.
Scroll down to see how to make a spiral from Tuesday 9th June's lesson.
I promised Hashim I would teach him to make leaves so why not have a go making those too.
How to make leaves.
Don’t forget BBC daily lessons!
Here is a song from a singer called Bob Marley. It is called three little birds. I think it is a great song to listen to and sing along to in these funny times. Enjoy!
FREE LITERACY/SCIENCE and MATHS PACKS TO COLLECT
I hope you have been busy completing the work Mrs Chapman and Mrs Deegan have set you this week. There are 2 new work packs in Reception for each of you to collect. If you haven’t already done so please collect the packs, they will help you complete some of the work your teachers have added to the class 1 page.
Daily Class 1 Phonics
It is also important that you keep using your phonics skills to practise sounds and reading words. I would like all of you to try and complete phonics lessons at least 2 times a week.
Click here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ to go to today’s phonics lesson.
You can click on the same link tomorrow and a different lesson will be available. Read the slides below to find out what you need to do!
Taking part in phonics lessons will really help improve your writing, reading and spelling.
Wednesday 17th June 2020
Hello everyone, is it still raining? Have a look out of your window and describe the weather you can see. I walked into Nottingham on Sunday with Spencer and Mr Chapman and we got very, very wet! We had to shelter in a doorway near Nottingham Castle. It was Spencer’s first every time in town, he loved looking at the statue of Robin Hood.
Can you see the rain in the sky and bouncing off the pavement?
Do you think Spencer looks very wet?
Can you remember which creature likes to hop around in the rain?
Did you know the answer?
I hope you enjoyed reading the frog stories last week.
Scroll down and read Oi Frog! And Tiddalik the Frog again.
I walk Spencer next to two big ponds. Remember the swans you drew pictures of and wrote about live there. Sometimes we walk there just as it is getting dark. At the moment there are lots of baby frogs and toads all over the path. We tried to count them but stopped at 100! They were hopping everywhere and we had to be careful not to squash them with our feet!
One jumped on my hand and I quickly took a photograph. Look how tiny he is!
I have added some slides so you can find all about the life cycle of a frog. Read the information very carefully. Ask a grown up to read with you if you need help.
Tuesday 16th June
Good morning. I hope you are all well. It is funny teaching you through the website rather than face to face. We have heard from lots of you who we know are working very hard and have earned lots of tokens for the four houses. Fantastic! We haven’t heard from some of you so please try your best as we don’t want all your hard work you did at school to disappear. A little bit every day would really help you. BBC bitesize is great to support you too.
Please email us as we would love to see your work. Also there are packs to collect from school if you can’t access the website every day.
Can you remember our summer Talent show song in Class R? How about the song you learnt in Nursery when Mrs Hartley retired? Can you remember the words and the signing? Well I have put them on for you to enjoy again as we won’t be doing a Talent show this summer. Have lots of fun. Why don’t you teach someone in your family the words and the signs. Don’t forget the dancing too!!!
Today we are going to talk about your Superpower!
Reading is your Superpower! Reading a book, a recipe, on the back of a cereal box, a road sign and so on everyday will make reading easier and more fun. Keep practising your red and green words or your KS1 key words. This means when you read you will sound less like a r. o . b. o . t!
Also a story at bedtime really is very special for you and your family.
When you come into school to collect your packs, why not ask for some reading books too. We have some old ones which you can enjoy during this funny time.
So read every day, do some maths every day and exercise every day. Then spend time doing activities you love. Don’t forget all the things you have promised your family you are going to do to say thank you for helping you at home.
Here are lots of links to on line stories, books to read and games to play.
Monday 15th June
Good morning. Wow haven’t we had some rain. I heard thunder yesterday. Did you?
It is Father’s Day on Sunday 21st June. My Dad lives too far away to see him on Sunday but I will send him a card and speak to him on the phone. Here is a picture of him with me and my sister on holiday. His moustache looks funny!!
I would like you to make a card for your Dad, your Grandad, your uncle or your brother who helps you in your life. Make sure you write a lovely message in your card with a promise of something helpful you could do.
If you want to make him a gift, look at my up cycling page for a coin tidy you could make.
Here are the BBC daily lessons for the week.
Please keep practising your Maths. You need to keep learning:
Here are some photos, powerpoints and worksheets to help you.
Please keep practising your Maths. You need to keep learning:
Here are some photos, powerpoints and worksheets to help you.
If you do a little bit of Maths each day you will keep your brain fit and healthy.
Class 1 have been very busy earning house tokens this week.
Thursday 11th June 2020
Good morning Class 1. What a cold, rainy day it is today! Make sure you write about it in your diary and draw a picture to illustrate the weather. Hafsa emailed a copy of her weather diary, so she's earned more house tokens for Malala.
There is one animal who loves the wet, damp weather. That creature is a frog! Have a look at the frog who lives in my garden. He likes to have a swim in the bird bath and Spencer likes to drink the dirty water from it. Yuck!! So I try to fill it with fresh water every day.
You could do some research and find out some frog facts today.
The frog in my garden doesn't have a name. Can you think of a good name we could give him?
Rainy Day Story Time
Today is a good day to sit and listen to a story. I've added two frog stories for you to read and listen to - Oi Frog! and Tiddalik the Frog.
There are lots of activities about Tiddalik that you can complete. I am going to put together a work pack about Tiddalik for you to collect from school reception next week. I will let you know when it is ready.
Enjoy reading the stories with your families.
Wednesday 10th June 2020
Good morning Class 1. Lots of children have been very busy writing their weather diaries. Hashim was feeling very creative and presented his diary in 2 different ways. Take a look at Hashim’s work, which of his weather diaries is your favourite? Mrs Deegan reminded you yesterday that you can still make your own weather diary this week.
Hashim and Sohana's weather diaries have earned plenty of house tokens for Malala!
Snakes/Parrots - if writing a diary is tricky look out of the window each day and draw a picture showing what the weather is like. Add houses, cars, trees, birds and flowers to your drawing.
I took Spencer on a long walk all the way from my house to a place called Lambley Dumbles. It is a place with lots of huge trees and a stream running through the middle. A grown up who lives there has created a treasure hunt for the local children. There are lots of nature questions to answer and fun toys hiding in the trees. Take a look at the photographs I took. Can you name any of the toy characters or animals?
Monkeys/Elephants – make a list of the characters/animals and write a short sentence about each one.
Snakes/Parrots - use your phonics skills to write a list of the toys you can see and write one word to describe the toy.
The Scary Bridge
In amongst the trees was a very high, narrow foot bridge we had to cross. I was worried Spencer might fall off !
The bridge reminded me of a traditional tale we have read at school.
Can you remember which story has a bridge with a mean troll hiding underneath it?
The three goats in the story want to cross the bridge.
The Three Billy Goats Gruff
The Three Billy Goats Gruff is the name of the tale. If you got the answer right you've earned a house token. Email email@example.com to let me know if you were correct!
I have added two versions of The Three Billy Goats Gruff story for you to watch and listen to. Join in with the words and talk about the story with a grown up.
Can you draw a scary troll?
I hope you enjoyed watching and listening to The Three Billy Goats Gruff stories. Now I would like you to draw your own troll.
You will need:
Watch the video below and it will help you learn how to draw your very own troll.
Everyone in class 1 can draw their own troll. Everyone who emails their troll to Mrs Chapman will earn 10 tokens for their house.
What are you waiting for?
Tuesday 9th June
Good morning. Yesterday it was Oceans day. It is all about trying to look after our oceans by reducing the amount of plastic we use and when we use it, to recycle it properly. Here is a website where you can learn lots of different things about plastic and the oceans. There is a lovely story called ‘Little Turtle turns the tide’ and some different activities you can do at home.
Try and think what you could do to help the oceans. Here are some ideas:
Can you think of anything else you can do?
Why don’t you try and make something from my up cycling page!
Get your clocks ready!
Little stars and teddies. Watch the video and then keep practising!
I have left some worksheets in the office at school if you would like to collect them. Ask for Class 1 and then your group. Tuesday to Thursday 9-11 am.
Big stars. Watch the video and then keep practising!
Monday 8th June
Good morning! I hope you had a great weekend even though the weather is very soggy at the moment. Don’t forget to keep doing your Weather diaries for Mrs Chapman as you will have lots of weather to draw and write about.
Here is the timetable for BBC daily lessons.
Look what I found in my house. In fact I have seen lots around at the moment. Have you? Look at how thin its legs are and how it is moving them.
I would like you to listen to this song and then to talk to your Parent about what you have done to make yourself proud. Maybe you have learnt to skip like Maariya or taught yourself to draw dogs like Hashim. You might have worked hard at a piece of work and feel proud of it. Then ask your Parent to tell you something they are proud of what you have done since you haven’t been at school.
I have been teaching myself to make roses as part of my up cycling projects. Look at the photos to see which shape I start with, how I change it and what it becomes. Then read the information how to make one. I want you to think what you could make and send me photos of your creations.
You will need:
Persevere, take your time and try your best.
Have lots of fun.
I found this lovely video of snails as they have spirals on their shells.
Tomorrow have your clocks ready!!!
Friday 5th June 2020
Good morning everyone, we hope you're having a good week and have been busy completing the tasks Mrs Chapman and Mrs Deegan have set you. The weather has changed so much this week so each day of your weather diary will look very different!
If you have made your bunting, bottle person and finished your maths work don't forget to check BBC Bitesize for the year 1 lessons.
We all hope you have a lovely weekend.
Wednesday 3rd June 2020
Good morning class 1, what lovely sunny weather we had during half term. It was Spencer’s birthday during half term, he was 5 years old. He finally had his coat trimmed so was able to go for a long birthday walk in the sunshine without getting too hot. He ate some yummy chicken for his tea!
Weather diary - drawing and writing
It looks like the weather is going to change this week. So for the rest of the week I would like you to check the weather each day and keep a weather diary.
Listen and sing along to this weather song. It's a colourful video so will help you with ideas for your weather pictures. You can also read and spell the weather words for your writing.
Also watch the days of the week song to help you remember how to read and spell the days of the week.
BOTTLE PEOPLE - Thursday 4th June
Look at the fantastic bottle people and read the stories about them. They are so much better than the bottle person Mrs Chapman made!
They have both earned many house tokens for Malala!
Lots of you still need to make your bottle people. So look at the slides again to help you.
Monkeys and Elephants - I would really like to see your sentences and stories too. You will earn lots of house points for writing them!
You now have lots of work to keep you busy this week. If you have already done some of the work Mrs Chapman and Mrs Deegan have set you remember to double check the class page and choose some of the BBC Bitesize lessons.
Bottle people - Making
Now it’s your turn! If you don’t have a plastic bottle what else could you use? I recycled things out of my bin and sewing box. You could use things from the creative packs you collected (there are more in school if you need them). Use your imagination. I can’t wait to see what you make!
Bottle People - Speaking
First of all tell someone all about your bottle person or animal. Tell them:
1. the name of your bottle person.
2. describe what your bottle person looks like. Use some exciting words.
3. what magical powers does your bottle have?
Next your bottle person wants to take you on an adventure. Describe:
4. where did you go on your adventure?
5. what exciting things did you and your bottle friend do during the adventure?
Bottle People - Writing
Lastly I’d like you to write all about your bottle person and the adventure you went on together.
Remember - don’t rush to make your bottle person and write your story. Take your time to think of a good story, collect what you need and do the very best you can. It is half term next week, this would be a good project to save until then. Especially if you will be busy preparing and celebrating Eid this week.
Tuesday 2nd June
How are your 4 pictures using 4 different media coming on? I have been sent some pictures, thank you, and a video explaining about his picture and what he has used.
When you have finished I would love to see them.
Don’t forget BBC bitesize. Some of the maths might seem easy to some of you but it is good to practise. Here is the week’s timetable.
Today we are going to continue with learning to tell the time. You will need your clocks from your maths pack. If you haven’t collected it from school, you will need to for this activity. Remind yourself what is the clock face, big hand (minute hand), little hand (hour hand) and the numerals around the dial.
Follow the correct activity for your group.
Here are some more activities to do. Ask your parent to use the timer on their phone.
Round the clock
https://www.splashlearn.com/time-games games on time
Little stars and Teddies
Here are some powerpoints to help you with O’clock and half past and some games play. Have fun!
Little stars and Teddies
Here are some more activities to do. Ask your parent to use the timer on their phone.
Do you get tired when you have to do it for more minutes?
Why don't you send me some videos of you doing these.
Monday 1st June
Good morning! I cannot believe it is June already!
Lola says hi!
I hope you had a lovely half term. I did as the weather was so lovely and I spent lots of time in my garden. If you celebrated Eid, I hope you had a great time.
As you know we had Oreo come to live with us. Well he has now got a new home and he is going to have lovely walks at Wollaton Park. He was so sweet.
This week I would like you to make a Thank you card to your family for all the work they are doing with you. Your family are doing a great job at a difficult time. In your card I would like you to promise 3 jobs that you can do to help them. Here are some ideas:
Think of anything else you can do which is safe for you to do
This needs to be an independent piece of work as it is a surprise for your family.
It was also Anya and Niamh’s 17th birthday. I always have to make 2 birthday cakes!!!
I also made them some bunting with photos of them when they were little.
I thought you might like to make your own bunting with your name on for your bedroom. Look at the photos of how to make it. Write your name on a piece of paper and count how many letters are in your name. That is how many triangles you need.
The paper that is left over looks like a butterflies wings to me. Maybe you can turn them into hanging butterflies for your bedroom too. You can colour and put patterns on both sides so you can see it when it is flying.
Remember don’t rush. You need to take pride in your work and know you have tried your best. Again be independent. You could also make one for the NHS to hang at your window. Have fun and send me some photos.
Class 1 have been very busy making colourful and creative models, collages and writing. We are so impressed with the enthusiasm of lots of our children. Look at the photos and see for yourselves! We are very, very proud.
The year 1 team hope everyone enjoyed their Eid celebrations this weekend.
Here are some of the lovely Eid cards you made for Mrs Fredericks, she loved each one of your emails.
Enjoy the rest of the May half term holiday. It's going to be lovely weather so you'll be able to spend lots of time outside.
Friday 22nd May 2020
Hello Class 1. We thought that you’d like to see this photograph, it made your teachers smile. Whose tooth has fallen out? She was very happy about it and thought it was very, very funny!
During half term your teachers are giving you a rest and won’t be posting work on the class 1 page. However, we will still read your emails and add your pictures to the class page. So to keep busy try and complete any activities you haven’t already done on our class page. You also have your bottle person task to complete. We can’t wait to see your bottle person and stories!
Mrs Fredericks is going to post some photographs of her Eid celebrations next week, so make sure you email her your Eid cards and wishes at the weekend. Arham has made her a beautiful card already, she will love it!
If you do celebrate Eid, all of your teachers hope you and your families have a lovely time together. It will be strange not being able to visit the mosque and family members outside of your home but we know you’ll make the most of being at home.
Eid Mubarak to you all!
Thursday 21st May 2020
Hello class 1 I hope you made the most of the warm weather yesterday and played outside in the sunshine. It was too hot in the sun for Spencer, he can’t take off his big woolly coat. I took him out for a walk at 7 o’clock in the morning when it was cool. Here he is enjoying his early morning walk.
The doggy hairdresser opened again this week and he is going for a doggy pamper on Friday.
1. What is the date on Friday?
2. Is Friday tomorrow or the day after tomorrow?
3. What day of the week comes before Friday?
I will show you all a photograph of Spencer when he’s looking all smart again!
Bottle People - Half Term Project
During the next few days I would like you to find an old plastic bottle and transform it into a person or animal of your dreams. I had great fun making my plastic bottle person. Because the weather was so nice I decided to make my person outside in the garden! Here's what I did.
Wednesday 20th May 2020
Good morning class 1. It’s going to be a lovely warm day today so try and play outside if you can. Make sure you are careful – wear a hat and cream to protect you from the sun.
Lots of the class 1 families will be celebrating Eid at the weekend. Take a look at the slides, especially if you don’t celebrate it, to find out more about Eid.
Writing about Eid
Read the slides again with or without help from your family and see if you can answer the questions. Copy the questions in your best handwriting and write your answers underneath.
If you are celebrating Eid this year write a list of the lovely things you will be doing with your family this weekend.
Mrs Fredericks is very excited that Eid is this weekend and is busy getting ready to celebrate with her family. She has also been making beautiful Eid cards to send to her friends and family. Look at the photographs of the cards she has made, there is also a photograph of her celebrating Eid last year with her husband and children, who are all grown up!
Making Eid cards
Why don’t you make an Eid card for Mrs Fredericks and email it to her (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a special message inside? It would make her very happy to hear from you at such a special time. Don't email your card for Mrs Fredericks before Friday, that will give you time to design something lovely.
You could draw flowers on the card you send her, remember Miss Greyson showed you what to do yesterday. Or decorate a picture covered in butterflies, just like Mrs Deegan demonstrated.
Remember to use your best writing when you write Mrs Fredericks a message.
Mrs Fredericks' YouTube Recipes
Click on the link and you'll be able to watch Mrs Fredericks' baking and making lots of her favourite recipes.
Why don't you try and copy one of her recipes and send a photograph of what you make?
Tuesday 19th May
Good morning. Let’s have a look at our budding Teachers showing you their confidence in explaining their activity. Fantastic!
Here are some You Tube videos you may want to watch about flowers.
Good morning Class 1. Its Miss Greyson here, I hope you are all well. Today I would like you to draw a flower. I will show you step-by-step how to do it.
Don't rush, take your time!
First draw a circle near the top of the paper, add 2 petals, 1 at the top and 1 at the bottom.
Draw 2 more petals on the sides and draw 2 small lines on each petal coming off the circle.
Draw 4 more petals in the spaces. How many petals should there be altogether? 4+4=?
Do you have the same number of petals as me? You now need to draw the flowers stem and leaves. You can choose how many leaves to put onto your stem. Don't forget to draw the veins on the leaves.
Finally carefully colour in your flower. You could use your favourite colour for the petals but remember the stem and leaves should be green.
You can just draw 1 flower or a whole bunch of flowers it is up to you.
I want to see your very best colouring so take your time.
Please email me your drawings. I would love to see them.
Monday 18th May
Good morning. Oreo came to live with us. He arrived at 9pm last Monday night. He started his travels on Friday morning. Can you work out how many days he took to get to my house? Oreo, and lots of other dogs, travelled in a van through lots of different countries. He started in:
Romania then he travelled through:
Slovakia, Czech Republic, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium and France. From France he travelled on a train under the sea to England. For Oreo and his friends to travel through all those countries he needed his own passport. Why don't you look at the different flags from all these countries?
Oreo is a lovely boy. He is 16 months old. He sleeps in a crate at night and loves lots of cuddles. We love having him.
If you would like to make him a card, write him a letter or draw him a picture please email it to me.
In Class 1 we do a lot of Maths activities through art. In fact this activity is art, design and technology, maths, literacy, ICT, geography, history and science. Wow! It helps give a purpose to what we are learning about.
This activity can be done over 4 hours, 4 days or 4 weeks. No not 4 minutes “Hold your horses Hashim and Layla!” or 4 months “Slow coach Sohana!”
It means we can really take our time and make it our best work, persevere and be motivated to take pride in our efforts.
We are going to create a picture with 4 parts to it. Each part is going to be made with a different media. That means using model making, felt pens, pencils, paint, material, collage, nature etc. This will make your picture interesting.
The first thing you need to do is decide on your theme. Here are some examples:
You may need to research any of these themes on You tube. If you do you are using your ICT skills. When you are looking at where they live or where they travel to, you are using geography. If it is something from the past like dinosaurs you are using History. All of them are using science as you are looking at something that is in our World. All of you are using design technology and art as you are making your own picture from your ideas.
I decided to do butterflies as I found some photos of when I saw some at the zoo.
This is my picture. I used box modelling for my 1st 1/4 Then I used felt tip pens for my 2nd 2/4. With my 3rd 3/4 I used paper and then my 4th 4/4 I used material. Can you see I kept to my theme? Each quarter has a different texture, which means when I touch it, it feels different as well as looking different.
Here are the instructions on how to make your picture.
Please email me your finished pictures. I can’t wait!
Also why don't you look at my up cycling page to see if there is anything you would like to make from recycling. Your parents too!
Friday 15th May 2020
Hello everyone, it’s nearly the weekend! Don’t forget PE with Joe this morning https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ. It’s so important that you keep fit at home, I’m enjoying the keep fit photos and videos you send. My boys are keeping busy walking Spencer and working out in the garden or garage. It’s very important to stay active, especially when you are at home for a lot of the day. Look at the video below can you do this at home? It looks like a fun game!
When you have finished being creative, write some sentences to explain:
Have a great weekend everyone!
Thursday 14th May 2020
Hello Class 1.
It is important that you continue to learn at home and complete the work that we set for you. We haven’t had as many emails as usual this week. Please complete your silly sentences (well done Maariya, Layla and Sara - your sentences were great and made me chuckle!) and any maths work Mrs Deegan has set this week.
You already know about the swans I see on my walk with Spencer. The swans are sitting on a nest of eggs and I can't wait for the cygnets to hatch. In the meantime, there are some other bird babies on the ponds this week. Take a look.
How lovely are the mallard and coot ducklings? Take a look on the internet to see if you can find any pictures or videos of other baby birds. What interesting bird facts can you find?
Class 1 Phonics
It is also important that you keep using your phonics skills and practice sounds and reading words. I would like all of you to try and complete phonics lessons today and tomorrow.
Click here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ to go to today’s phonics lesson.
You can click on the same link tomorrow and a different lesson will be available. Read the slides below to find out what you need to do!
Imagine you are all sitting on the carpet at school and taking part in a phonics lesson with your friends.
A daily job for you to do!
After you've finished your daily phonics lesson look at the sounds poster for your group (press pause to read your poster). Can you remember how to say each sound out loud? Have a go! Read the instructions of what to do on the slides, there is a daily job for you to do. It won't take a long time, you just need to keep practicing your sounds!
Wednesday 13th May 2020
Good morning class 1, I hope you’ve had a good start to this week and are enjoying the maths work one of your classmates and Mrs Deegan have demonstrated. The videos are great!
I spent Friday celebrating VE day with my family at home. We ate an afternoon tea; we made cucumber sandwiches, cheese scones and mini Victoria sponges. They were yummy and I used my granny’s recipes! We got dressed in our best clothes, Mr Chapman even wore a bow tie! Here’s a photograph of us sitting in the garden enjoying our food together.
Spencer had to have another bath yesterday, Mr Chapman kept complaining that he was smelly ! Spencer doesn’t like to have his ears dried with the doggy dryer. Look at the video to see how silly he was!
Today I would like you to speak and write some short silly sentences.
Read the slides below with a grown up to find out what to do first.
You have practiced speaking and sharing your sentences. Were they funny enough? Now I’d like you to write down your own silly sentences.
First get a piece of paper and draw lines to make 4 sections.
Neatly write a silly sentence in each box.
Then draw and colour in a picture to illustrate your sentence.
Write 1 silly sentence and draw a picture to illustrate it. If you can write 2 sentences I'll give you 3 house tokens!
I would love you to email me your silly sentences and pictures. Remember your houses need tokens!
Tuesday 12th May
Our brains are muscles and we need to keep them fit. Maths is a great way of doing this. A little bit each day will help. Also trust yourselves Class 1, you are great. Don’t give up and persevere!
“I think I can. I know I can.”
I have been lucky to have been sent some videos by great and confident budding teachers to help you with your maths.
Listen to how he is partitioning his 7 bricks. You can write them in a sum.
He remembered to flip it too. What a star!
Have a go with partitioning 10. You need your circle grid, 10 counters, pencil and paper. Look at the sheet and have a go. You can record them by drawing a circle grid and in a sum. Also try some of the challenge cards.
I would love to see your work as not many children have emailed me from your groups. Just take a photo of your work so I can see it.
Listen to how he is using his circle grid to work out questions very carefully. He is being very independent and challenging himself. Fantastic work.
Have a go at reading the questions. You need your circle grid, 20 counters, pencil and paper. You can record them in a sum. I would love to see the work from any Big Stars I haven’t heard from.
If you want to send me a video of you explaining some Maths work, please do. You maybe the next budding Teacher! I could have a snooze then!!!
Today we will be continuing in with our fraction work with dough. If you haven’t done last weeks’ lesson, you will need to do it before you do this activity. It is important to do this activity with dough if you can. It will help you understand fractions more. If you are struggling to get the ingredients, let me know and I will make a little dough pack up for you to collect at school.
Here is another activity you can do with fractions.
Next Monday, we are going to do some art work using our fractions. This activity can go over 4 weeks if you want so you don’t rush! If you need a creative pack, please collect one from school.
Next Tuesday we have our resident artist Miss Greyson demonstrating how to draw flowers. I can’t wait for that! Again if you need more paper pop into school to get some.
There will be some Maths packs ready for you to collect from school if it is safe to do so from Tuesday 19th May. It will have your name on so you get the right one. This will help you in our Maths lessons. If you need any ingredients to make the dough email me and I will leave some in the office. Pick up any of the other packs too.
Monday 11th May
Wow, what lovely weather we have had so far. It has really made my garden grow.
I am very excited as we have a new foster dog arriving this evening. His name is Oreo. I will tell you more about him when he has settled in. Lola has been getting ready for him. She has had a bath and a hoover!
On Friday it was VE day (Victory for Europe). It was a celebration of 75 years since the war with the UK and Germany ended. Lots of countries from around the world helped us. This was Teamwork at its best.
We celebrated by having a party on our front lawn with our neighbours (social distancing of course!)
Mrs Chapman put some lovely photos and information of her Grandad in the War. My Grandpa, my Mum’s Dad, couldn’t join the army as he had had a broken leg. He changed his job from a boot maker to an ambulance stretcher bearer. That meant that when someone was hurt he and some other people carried them on a stretcher to the ambulance and drove them to hospital.
My Grandad, my Dad’s Dad, was a Staff Sergeant and he worked in secret, developing tanks.
My Great Uncle Tom fought in the Army.
Can you remember we learnt about the four countries of the UK? Can you remember them? Can you remember their Capital Cities? Look at the worksheet, match the country with their capital city and their flag. Talk to your family about it. You don’t need to print it off or write anything. It is a talking activity.
The answers are on the next sheet.
There is a powerpoint to look at if you want to learn some more and a map to see how the UK looks. Also some recipes to look at, and maybe cook, from these countries. Yum!
https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/collections/easy_british_recipes Bread and butter pudding
Don’t forget to look on The BBC daily lesson website. Here is what is being taught through the week.
Also don’t forget to scroll down to look for any activities you haven’t done. We would love to see them.
Tomorrow we will be continuing with our fraction work with dough. If you haven’t done last week’s lesson, you will need to do it before tomorrow’s so scroll down to last Tuesdays work. Scroll down and you will find the dough recipe. If I can make it and it didn’t stick to the table then you can!
Also I will be having some help with my activities from some budding Teachers so watch this space!
Well done to the children in Class 1 who have completed the VE Day tasks.
Take a look at their brilliant work below!
A Class 1 mum emailed this video to Mrs Chapman and Mrs Deegan. This young lady couldn't skip before lockdown but has been practicing every day and now look! How brilliant is this? Has anyone else learnt a new skill recently?
Hello everyone, Mrs Fredericks here. I hope you are all well and enjoying the sunshine. Stay safe.
Here are my answers for Mrs Deegan’s questions .
1. What is your favourite colour?
My favourite colour is blue. Most of the things in my house are blue. Here is a beautiful painting by a friend of Hana’s. (We were looking for a car and I told Mr Fredericks it had to be blue!)
2. What is your favourite animal?
I love animals. My favourite animals are horses and dolphins. In my home country, when I was younger, there was a stable behind our house. My brothers and I used to stop and watch the horses being trained, on our way to school.
Dolphins are beautiful. I swam, sang and played ball with a dolphin . It was amazing!
3. What is your favourite food?
My favourite foods are spicy with chillies. I love rice and fish. I grew up eating rice every day. My Dad used to go fishing and I would prepare the fish for cooking then my Mum would fry them.
4. What job would you like to do when you are a grown up?
I would love to be a Nurse. I became a Health Care Assistant and then a Teaching Assistant at Bentinck school.
5. What do you like to do in your spare time?
I love cooking, sewing and making things. I also love dancing and going for walks by the river.
I would love to hear from you about your favourite things. Here is my email address.
Thursday 7th May 2020
Hello Class 1. I thought you would find this photo funny. Someone has been knitting rainbow coloured hats for all of the post boxes near my house! It is a great way to make people smile during lockdown.
Can you draw a picture of a post box with a silly hat on or with a funny face?
Tomorrow is the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day.
It celebrates the end of World War 2. I hope you read all about it yesterday, then answered the questions and drew a picture of people celebrating in the streets.
To celebrate VE Day I have added some photographs of my Grandad Les. He was a soldier during World War 2 and spent the War in India and Burma (just like Captain Tom). My grandad used to write letters and send photographs home to his family to let them know he was safe.
His family lived in Hyson Green and on the back of one photograph it says 7 Berridge Avenue. I think his house was knocked down a long time ago but he went to Berridge Primary School when he was a little boy!
My grandad had to stay in Burma for a year after the war ended. In his army service book it says that he was given two days off from working to celebrate VE Day. So even the soldiers who were a long way from home could celebrate!
Today's Task - making a World War 2 medal
All soldiers were given medals after the war for being brave and as a thank you from King George and the whole country. Watch the slides below and you can make a medal of your own.
Remember - if you don’t have any card or paper to make a medal you can collect craft packs from school reception to help you.
Take a look at Captain Tom's medals.
They may help you when you design your own medal.
Use your own ideas and imagination to create a medal a World War 2 soldier would be proud to wear. You do not have to make it exactly the same as mine!
When you have made your medal write down instructions of how you did it.
Make sure you send a photograph of your work to Mrs Chapman.
Wednesday 6th May 2020
Happy Wednesday Class 1!
Take a look at the photo below. Can you guess what is growing in the plant pot?
They are the broad bean plants that some class 1 children had planted when we were still at school. Look how big they have grown! I have been taking good care of them for you all. Can you remember what things seeds and plants need to help them grow?
This week I had to drop shopping off to help my mum and dad. My dad has a big vegetable garden and I took the broad beans round for him to plant outside for us. He is a brilliant gardener and I know he will do his best to help them grow.
Have any of you got photographs of the seeds and vegetable scraps you started to grow at home? Well done to Layla and Sohana, they both sent pictures of the apple pip and garlic bulb they each planted.
I will show you how big the peas and sunflowers have grown next week!
On Friday it is going to be a special bank holiday, people will have the day off work to celebrate 75 years since the end of the Second World War.
Start the slides below from the beginning so you know what you need to do.
3. Next watch this old black and white video from 1945, it tells you lots about VE
4. Now use your best handwriting to write out the questions about VE day from
the slides and answer the 4 questions.
5. When you have finished draw a picture of people celebrating VE Day and having
a street party.
Make sure you email any work you do to your teachers.
Tuesday 5th May
Q. What is yellow and dangerous?
A. Shark infested custard!
When I went into school to work with some children who are still going to school, we made some chromatography. It was brilliant. Well done to the children who have made it so far. If you haven’t give it a try.
Here are some things you can make from it when it is dry.
If you make anything different or one of these, email me the pictures. I would love to see them.
Please continue with your numberbonds work which is your Superpower.
Big Stars to 20
Little Stars to 10
Here is someone from Class 1 teaching you how to do it!
If you want to send me a video of you teaching and explaining your maths work , email it to me. No longer than about 20 seconds. You may then be chosen to teach your friends!!!
Hopefully you have made your dough and are ready to go. Watch the videos one at a time so you can concentrate on a half first then a quarter. Have fun!
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z3rbg82 What are fractions? Don’t do how to write fractions please.
Please keep your dough or make some more for next weeks Fractions lessons on Tuesday. Thank you
Monday 4th May
I hope you had a great weekend. Congratulations to Sara, Layla and Mrs Nunez who celebrated their birthdays. It is Mrs Frederick's birthday on Thursday. If you have a birthday in May let us know. My girls' birthday is on the 29th. They will be 17 years old!
I have been really enjoying reading your answers to my questions. Did you see Mrs Chapman’s and Miss Greyson’s answers?
I couldn’t resist this cat photo for all the people who said cats are their favourite animal.
Don’t forget to keep looking at BBC daily lessons to see what you can learn today.
There is a timetable so you can see what it being taught each week.
It is important for you to scroll down and look at any activities you haven’t completed for maths
Please email me any maths work you do
Especially Little Stars and Teddies as I haven’t heard from many of you. I would love to give out lots of house tokens.
Here is a recipe for dough if you haven’t got any playdough. You will need it for tomorrows fractions lesson. Exciting!
Also here are some Maths activities for all of you to have a go at.
Our Maths activity today is subtraction. You will need your circle grid, your counters (Big stars 20 Little stars/teddies 10), pencil and paper, a – and an = sign. Look at the photos how to do it then look at your groups work to complete. Please be as independent as possible.
Hello Class 1, it's Miss Greyson here. I hope you are all well and staying safe at home.
Here are my answers to the questions Mrs Deegan set us to do at home. I'm really looking forward to reading your answers.
What is your favourite colour?
My favourite colour is yellow. It is a very happy, cheerful colour.
What is your favourite animal?
My favourite animal is a dog. I had a Boxer dog called Jason
when I was growing up.
What is your favourite food?
My favourite food comes from Thailand. It is called Massaman curry. It has Chicken, potatoes, peanuts, coconut milk and lots of chilli and spices in it. It is delicious and I could eat it for my dinner every day!
What job would you like to do when you grow up?
When I was growing up I wanted to be an artist. I really enjoyed drawing and painting. I wanted to live in the countryside in France, in a big farmhouse and paint all day!
I may still do that when I an too old to work at Bentinck School.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Like Mrs Deegan I also like to read in my spare time. I always like to read in bed before I fall asleep.
I also like watching football. Nottingham forest is my favourite team. My Dad would take me to the City Ground to watch Forest play when I was growing up. Mr Brannigan is also a big forest fan!
Friday 1st May 2020
Good morning everyone.
A big hello to Laiba, who's been in touch this week - a house token for Farah!
Take a look at the birthday themed work Class 1 have been doing this week. The children were asked to plan a party, play games, make party masks and write birthday cards to Captain Tom. We are so proud of the work you have all done.
To end our birthday celebrations we have two Class 1 birthdays – Layla and Sara are both 6 on Saturday. So make sure you sing a very loud happy birthday to them – if you’re loud enough they may hear you!
Scroll down past the video of Spencer for today's work info.
On Monday Mrs Deegan asked everyone to answer questions about themselves, including the teachers. So here are Mrs Chapman's answers.
I love animals as much as Mrs Deegan, so since I was little I’ve had lots of different pets. You’ve met Cornetto and Spencer but there is one other pet in our house. It belongs to Drew, who's 17. Drew's pet lives in his bedroom with him, she’s called Indie! Sorry Mrs Deegan, I know you don't like this animal!
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Apart from spending time with my family I love to exercise. I especially love long walks in the countryside with Spencer and at the moment I really miss dance classes at the gym with my friends.
Today we're not going to give you any specific work to do. Instead we'd like you to look at our class page and check to see if there is any work you haven't already done that you could do.
Monkeys/Elephants - find attached a copy of the 100 high frequency words.
Snakes/Parrots - look at the copy of tricky words.
You need to practice reading, writing and spelling these words regularly. Choose a few words at a time and keep practicing until you know them all. I know some of you are already practicing these words every week - so well done.
Sara and Dua on YouTube
Class 1 you all need to check out Sara's YouTube Channel with her sister Dua. They make fantastic videos - so far they've made alien slime, fruit smoothies, a face mask, completed a colouring challenge and made a cake with a witch! The videos are great fun and earned lots of house tokens for Greta (a big cheer from Mrs Chapman!!).
Thursday 30th April 2020
Happy 100th Birthday Captain Tom!
At the beginning of this week, Mrs Deegan told you all how special Captain Tom is. To mark his 100th birthday he wanted to walk 100 lengths of his garden to raise money for charity. Captain Tom did this (hooray!) and so far has raised just over £29 million for NHS charities.
Tom is going to continue to walk, raise money for our NHS heroes and spread some happiness. Did you make him a birthday card like Arham did?
Watch today’s Newsround to find out more about Captain Tom. You could do some research on the internet and write down 5 facts about Captain Tom. https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52459762
We hope you have enjoyed completing this week’s birthday party activities as much as we have enjoyed seeing photos of what you’ve done. It makes us very proud!
Today I’d like you to make a party mask.
What you’ll need:
A drinking straw
Now watch the YouTube video to help you make a party mask. Make sure you ask an adult to help you cut out the eye holes with scissors.
Wednesday 29th April 2020
Good morning Class 1, you have been super busy this week. The Class 1 teachers look forward to opening the daily emails you send and keeping in touch. Keep checking the class photographs to see what your friends have been doing at home. Has anyone in Class 1 lost a tooth, has anyone’s hair grown longer or does a friend look taller?
This week Mrs Deegan has given you the job of planning a birthday party with yummy food. But what about the games? No party is complete without games to play!
Sometimes it is tricky to play party games without lots of friends to join in. So here are two party games you can play at home with your family, even if your family is small. The games will be great to play inside if the weather is cold and rainy this week.
WHAT'S IN THE BAG?
You will need:
How to play
PASS THE PARCEL
You all should know how to play Pass the Parcel. Remember we played it at our Christmas party! Why not make your own?
You could use newspaper, wrapping paper or any old scrap paper you may have to make the parcel.
You don’t need a big prize – what about a chocolate bar, packet of crisps or a small toy you haven’t played with for a while?
Watch the video to help you wrap the parcel.
When your parcel is wrapped you're ready to play!
If your whole family would like to play, click on the music link below. The music stops by itself!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgN0zEVMY3s – music with stops for games.
What other games could you play at your party? Musical statues? Sleeping Lions? Or you could even make up a game of your own.
Before you play a different game:
Just for fun!
Watch this fun ‘Pass the Parcel’ song, I hope you'll all find it funny! At the beginning guess which child you think will win the prize at the end? What do you think the prize will be?
Tuesday 28th April
I think it is time for some jokes!
Q. What do you call a gorilla with bananas in its ears?
A. Anything you like, he can’t hear you.
Q. What do you get if you cross a fish with an elephant?
A. Swimming trunks.
Thank you for some great pictures. I have managed to print and laminate some for people to enjoy when they walk past my house. I will put some different ones on next week.
I thought it would be good for us all get to know each other a bit more so I have got some questions I would like you to write down then answer and email them to me. Some of you can write the answer in a sentence and some of you will answer in one word. I will answer them as well as Mrs Chapman, Miss Greyson and Mrs Fredericks.
1. What is your favourite colour?
I have 2 favourite colours. One colour is my favourite outside in my garden and that is purple.
My favourite colour inside my house is blue.
2. What is your favourite animal?
I love all animals except snakes. I have had 4 gerbils, 1 rat, 4 cats and 1 dog since I have been a grown up. I also used to take the girls to hold different animals.
3. What is your favourite food?
My favourite food is vegetable fajitas. Niamh’s favourite food is hotdog rice. Maybe you could try cooking them with your family.
4. What job would you like to be when you are a grown up?
I used to want to be a vet then an interior designer. I became a Teacher as my sister said I should as I was so bossy!!!
5. What do you like to do in your spare time?
I love to read. That is my favourite thing to do. I also love to up cycle and make new things from old things. Why don’t you look at my up cycling class page for some ideas you can do.
Here are some videos of me demonstrating how to have fun with Chromotography
Here are some other circles I did of different sizes.
Have a look and watch the rainbow grow
Monday 27th April
Thank you so much for the pictures of the crowns you made to celebrate the Queen’s birthday. They are great.
We have another special birthday celebration on Thursday and that is Captain Tom. (and Layla’s 6th on Saturday!)
He will be 100 years old. That is amazing. Can you work out how much older he is than you?
100 – 5 =
100 – 6 =
He is 52 years older than me? I wonder if you can work out how old I am??!!!!
52 + = 100
We are celebrating his birthday as he has raised millions of pounds for the NHS walking 100 laps of his garden.
He also has a Number 1 single with Michael Ball singing “You’ll never walk alone” What an amazing, caring man he is.
My Nan celebrated her 100th Birthday in 2008. You weren’t even born then!. We had a party with balloons and party cake. My Nan also got a Birthday card from the Queen. She then had her photo taken for the newspaper. All of her family were there for her party.
Here are some pictures of her with her card and at her party.
Planning your own party
Why don’t you plan your own party! (remember we can’t really have a party unless it is with your family you live with. Hopefully soon we can have one at school.)
You will need to think of what party food you would like.
Instructions how to make a sandwich
Making sandwiches involves maths work. We will be using the vocabulary whole, half and quarter. We are doing fractions.
Here are some pictures of my Girls parties they have had and some of their cakes I have made.
I would love to see any pictures of your designs for your pretend party and if you have any real party pictures. Also if you want to design a birthday card for Captain Tom. Send those to me too. Well done Arham for already doing that.
This work will take you a few days so don’t rush but persevere.
Friday 24th April 2020
We can’t believe it’s Friday already, this week has flown by for your teachers! We all hope you have been busy and are trying to do some school work each day.
Are you all still working out with Joe Wicks in the morning? If not, we’d like you to go on YouTube and do one of his workouts today. Every Friday Joe dresses up in fancy dress or a silly costume to do his workout, why don’t you join him and get dressed up to take part?
Joe’s daily workouts have raised £91 000 for NHS charities, that is a fantastic amount of money! So it’s important we keep supporting his PE lesson at 9.30am every day.
Here are photos of Drew and Sonny's cousins, they live in Northern Ireland. They work out with Joe every day and on Friday's dress up to work out with him. Here they are dressed up as Joe Wicks himself and a Lego Ninjago Ninja!
Have a lovely weekend everyone!
FRIDAY FUN - CHATTERBOX TASK
When you have finished your workout with Joe try making an exercise chatterbox.
You will need:
Watch the video and follow the instructions on how to make a chatterbox. Keep pausing and rewinding it if you have to.
I’ve also attached some written instructions, don’t worry you don’t need to print them! Just read them to help you make a chatterbox with your piece of paper. You can read them by yourself or with a grown up.
When you have added colours and numbers to your chatterbox think of some PE activities that you could write when you open up the number flap. Here are some ideas – hop on one leg, jump on the spot, star jump, clap 10 times. Now think of some of your own. What other PE activities could you write on your chatterbox?
Thursday 23rd April 2020
Hello Class 1! Well done to Arham, Maariya, Hadia, Layla, Arsyad and Hashim. Your teachers love your fantastic work, you've already earned plenty of house tokens this week!
Today you can take part in a scavenger hunt at home. All you will need is:
There are two scavenger hunts for you to choose from. One you can do inside the house and one outside in the sunshine. This is a great activity to get your brothers and sisters to help you with!
Below are the scavenger hunt sheets for you to print off. If you don’t have a printer don’t panic! You could practice your handwriting and neatly copy each list onto a piece of paper before you start. Or if you are going into school this morning to collect a stationery pack, Mrs Chapman will leave printed copies of the scavenger hunts at the school reception (9-11am).
We’d love it if you could email us your handwritten scavenger hunts and photos of you and the objects you find. Happy hunting!
Another great activity for you to do at home is to make a reading den (a big thank you to Mrs Tibbetts who I’ve stolen the idea from!). Find a good place to make it – under a table, behind the sofa or in the garden. What will you use to make your den – blankets, cushions, duvets, towels? Make sure you ask a grown up if its ok to make one first.When you’ve made your den choose your favourite books and enjoy reading them in it! Before school closed can you remember we’d started a collection of Julia Donaldson books? What is the name of the illustrator? If you click on the book star below you will find lots of those books for you to look at and listen to.
Julia Donaldson Stories
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8sUPpPc8Ws The Gruffalo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Prt3CxAIPb4 The Gruffalo’s Child
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnYUIz_et-E Tabby McTat
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWB0goTWZic Room on a Broom
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfiPrA8E3qE The Smartest Giant in Town
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkdX73Onf04 A Squash and a Squeeze
Wednesday 22nd April - Good morning Class 1!
Every day Spencer likes to take me on a long walk and we pass a huge pond. There are always two beautiful white birds swimming on the pond. Have a look at the photos I took, do you know what type of bird they are?
The birds are called swans. If you knew that well done!
Task 1 - Swan Facts
Click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRPLk6ddfzw to learn interesting swan facts. Watch the video two or three times, listen carefully to the facts and then read the questions below. If reading is tricky you could ask a grown up to help you.
Monkeys/Elephants – read each question and write down the answer to each question.
For an extra house token - write down any other swan facts you can remember.
Snakes/Parrots – watch the video and read each question with a grown up. Talk about the answers together. Can you write a sentence about a swan?
Good morning. It is the Queen’s birthday today. She is lucky and has two birthdays!. She is 94 years old. That’s how old I feel!!!
You could design your own crown using card from cereal boxes. I would love to see any pictures if you do make one, your Royal Highnesses!!!
https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/36489213 has a clip about why The Queen has two birthdays and how she celebrates them. This year she is unable to celebrate in the usual way due to the lockdown.
https://youtu.be/yA9geK0gYA0 How to Make a Cardboard Crown for Kids
Please keep practising your maths activities
Don’t forget the shape and money activities. Scroll down the page to find them. There is no rush to do anything. Well done to Arham for your money work. A token earnt for your house.
There are loads of books on You tube for you to enjoy. Also don't for get CBeebies for their stories too.
https://youtu.be/E-wbxz8Drjw The Queen's knickers
https://youtu.be/6E67n1vZZjQ Arnie the doughnut
https://youtu.be/lgZRMptA0Lk Clark the shark
Welcome back after the Easter break. I managed to eat lots of chocolate and some lovely cooking from Anya and Niamh. Mmmmm.
Can you remember our flap books we made in Science week? You took them home with you. I would like you to make some more pages for the book. I want to print off some of them for my window at home so the children who live near me have something funny to look at.
I thought you could draw pictures of my foster dogs, which now live with their new families. Also you can draw pictures of Lola, Frankie, Spencer and Cornetto too.
Look at their features and colours and draw and colour what you can see. Are their ears up or down? Is their fur long or short? Look at Betty's and Billie's ears!
Remember to draw on the right hand side of the paper where the dotted lines are and when you cut along the dotted lines, you can make silly pictures. Molly with Sybil's legs! Lolek with Brooke's body!
Take a close up photo of your pictures, email them to me so I can print them off and make the children laugh when they walk past my house!
The BBC are putting on daily lessons to support you and your child on BBC bitesize daily lessons https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons
Click onto Year 1 and see what lessons they have on today. Have fun and hopefully it will help keep you sane!
Have a great Easter everyone. Here's Spencer with his very own Easter Bunny, Cornetto. Cornetto is a rescue rabbit and his first owners couldn't look after him properly. So he came to live with us. He roams around the garden during the day (eating my plants!) and makes a grunting noise when Spencer jumps on him!
You could make up a story about Spencer and Cornetto going on an adventure or draw a picture of them both to keep you busy during the holidays.
Hello Class 1
Thank you for your emails, sharing your brilliant work and amazing activities over the last two weeks. Thank you also to all the parents for taking the time and supporting your children with their home school learning. We appreciate that this is a new challenge and it can be difficult at times juggling work, looking after younger children and supporting other children in your family with their school work. You have done a fantastic job!
If we were still at school, today would be the first day of the Easter holidays. We will not be setting work over the Easter holiday or updating our class page until after the Easter break on Monday 20th April.
However, as we all still have to stay at home we understand that you might want some fun and creative activities to keep you busy and entertained. Here is a list of activities you might want to try during the Easter holiday:
Reading Challenge: Try to read every day of the holidays. There is a reading record below that you can print or just follow the instructions inside and make your own reading record.
Art – Create a spring picture. Use the link below as inspiration. It shows the work of famous artist David Hockney.
Maths – keep using the resources you were sent home and check further down this page for maths activities.
Science – take care of the food scraps you are growing and grow more if you can. Remember they need water, light, warmth and soil.
Easter Crafts – Click on the link below and design your own Easter egg. Email your designs so we can brighten up our class page!
Singing - Practice the school song and video yourself if you can. It would be great to see and hear you.
Keep Active - Use the Activity Bingo card to keep fit, practice skills and try new activities!
We will still be checking our emails during the Easter holiday so you can keep in touch, tell us what you are doing and share any work or activities you have done.
We will post your work on our class page after the Easter holiday.
We hope you all have a good Easter break and look forward to hearing from you.
Take care and stay safe.
Mrs Chapman and Mrs Deegan
Class 1 Work Gallery
I have been very busy in my garden I have made a rockery, which I have never done before. I would like to say Lola has been helping me but she would rather play football!
There are lots of activities to keep you busy in the holidays. Also it is a time to relax and play. Creativity will help you relax and have fun. You can keep adding detail to your window boxes if you would like. I have. Well when I say I have I mean Niamh has!
Here are some Maths activities you may want to try. They can be done over several days or weeks. There is no rush.
This has Shape activities on.
Here are some fun money activities you can do. I have put different work for each Maths group.
Have a go at the Kim's Game. Remember I will take 3 coins or notes away each time. Can you see which ones are missing?
Friday 3rd April 2020
Good morning everyone. Myself and Mrs Deegan are so proud of how hard you have all been working and love reading the emails you send to us. Mrs Burton and Mrs Tibbitts love singing and lead the school choir for children in KS2. They thought it would be fun for all of the children at Bentinck to learn a song together. Please read their message below. We'd love you to send us a video of you singing the song, happy singing!
Whole School Singing Challenge!
Hello everyone. Lots of people are using music to help them get through the difficult situation that we are all in at the moment. Have you seen the people in Italy singing to each other from their balconies? Or heard some of the funny rewrites of songs that are being shared on social media? My favourite is a clip of my GP singing ‘Stay at Home’ to the tune of ‘Let it Go’ from Frozen!
We thought it would be lovely if we could all learn a song together, and the song we have chosen is There’s a Power in the Music, which is the special Sing Up Day song for this year. You can sing along with the lyrics video on YouTube by clicking on the link below, and if you’d like your own set of lyrics you can find them below too.
When you’ve learnt the song, if you’re feeling brave (and I know a lot of you are VERY brave when it comes to performing), you could send a video of you singing along with a part or all of the song to your class teacher. This would be a great way to earn some house points for your house! We could then put some of the clips together to make our very own Bentinck music video. So come on Bentinck students, get singing and see if you can spread some smiles!
Mrs Burton and Mrs Tibbitts 😊
Here's a link to the song:
Singing and Dancing