Good morning Year 1, For the next two weeks you will be entering the World of Work. Your job, learning. By completing a series of tasks you will get the chance to earn, save and even spend Thomas Bucks. This is a virtual currency, so there aren’t any notes and coins like the pound (£ / p) – you’ll learn more about those too. Be sure to keep track of your Thomas Bucks by recording what you earn and what you’ve earned it for. You could create a bank book for your Thomas Bucks Account.
Be sure to keep your bank books safe! You will have the opportunity to spend your Thomas Bucks in Year 2.
Welcome to the World of Work
On Wednesday 8th July at 10.15am there will be a live webinar that you can attend. (Login details will be sent out to parents/carers via PIOTA). During the session, you will meet volunteers from the world of work. You will get the opportunity to ask the volunteers yes or no questions and guess what their jobs are.
To prepare for the event we would like you to think of some questions to ask the volunteers. Write them down ready for Wednesday!
Draw a picture of what you want to be when you grow up. Think about the following questions
- How did you hear about the job?
- What do you know about the job?
- What subjects does the job use?
- What skills does the job use?
Before we begin our lesson I am going to give you all your first job, investigate the World of Work. By completing this task you will earn 5 Thomas Bucks!
- What jobs have your parents or carers had?
- What did they like or dislike about these jobs
- How important was the money they earned?
- How do they access money in their bank accounts? (use in-store / withdraw from a cash machine / paying online / mobile phone payments )
Can you identify the jobs you think people are doing in the image below?
Where does each person work? What kind of tools or equipment do you think they use?
People do different types of jobs. When we are doing our job, we are working.
Why do people have jobs? Why do people need to go to work? Write a list of your answers. By completing this task you will earn 2 Thomas Bucks!
If we have a job then we earn money in return for all of our hard work.
People spend the money they earn at work on all the things they, or others, need and want.
Where do people keep the money they earn or receive? Answer to earn 2 Thomas Bucks!
Retell Chefs story to earn 10 Thomas Bucks
Complete this task to earn 10 Thomas Bucks
- Earn 5 Thomas Bucks for every book you read this week.
- Earn 2 Thomas Bucks each for sharing likes, dislikes, connections and questions about the book.
- Earn 10 Thomas Bucks for retelling the story in your own words.
Now it’s your turn to write or draw your own story about a person who buys something in a shop (you could even do yourself). First, decide whether they use a bank card or cash withdrawn from a cash machine. Next, Think about these questions:
- What job does the person in your story have?
- What shop are they going to?
- What are they going to buy?
- Are they paying using cash, their mobile phone or their bank card
You can use the templates below for some guidance. Earn 2 Thomas Bucks for each point included in your storyboard.
To be successful I will:
- Use full sentences
- Use capital letters and full stops
- Check descenders’ tails are below the line. (y, p, f, g, j and q)
- Read my work to check it
Check your work using the success criteria above. Earn 1 Thomas Buck for each tick and 1 Thomas Buck for each correction.
Act out your story for 5 Thomas Bucks.
Well by now you are probably rolling in Thomas Bucks! So now it’s time to learn more about the money that we use in everyday life!
Ask your family members if they have any coins that you can look at.
With your selection of coins can you think of different ways of sorting these? You could sort by shape, size, amount or colour. (For every different way of sorting you can earn 2 Thomas Bucks!)
It has been a very hot week! So it’s nice to cool down with an ice-cream! But how much does each ice-cream cost? You get 1 Thomas Bucks for every correct answer.
As we are learning about the world of work it would be great if you could set up your own shop at home or in your garden. It could be a toy shop, a supermarket, a garden centre or maybe an ice-cream parlour, YUM! Gather items together (or draw pictures of them) then price up each item. You will get 5 Thomas Bucks for setting up your shop!
When you are ready, invite in one of your family members to shop! If you have real coins to use that’s great, if not you can use buttons or bits of paper! Please send us photographs of your amazing shops!
Now let’s see if we can earn some more Thomas Bucks! We are going to review our learning on one more/one less and ten more/ten less.
Please click here to begin the lesson. You will earn 5 Thomas Bucks on completion of this lesson!
Aim: I can set a goal and work out how to achieve it
Think about all the successes you have had recently. Which one are you most proud of? Perhaps you’ve learnt to tie your shoelaces, completed a craft project after working on it for a long time or count up to 100 or even count backwards.
How did you learn to do these things? It’s likely that you had to try over and over and over again!
Did you learn by listening, observing or doing?
We have different ways of learning best and sometimes we use a mix of all three.
This is a jam sandwich. Can you describe how to make a jam sandwich? Earn 1 Thomas buck for each step you put in the correct order.
Just like the jam sandwich, It is important to identify each step to success when we set ourselves a goal.
Set yourself a goal. Think about the steps you need to take to achieve this goal. What will you do? How often will you practise? Will you need help from anyone? Earn 10 Thomas Bucks by creating and completing a sheet like this below. (Some goals may require more or fewer steps to success)
Take a look at these videos from BBC Bitesize to learn more about collaboration. Watch Working Together as a Team by clicking here
This week we are continuing to learn about online safety. This means we are going to visit the SMART zoo! As you read about the different online experiences for each animal please discuss, with an adult, what the animal should have done. For each answer you give you can earn 1 Thomas Buck!
This week we’ll be thinking about needs and wants. Watch the episode below and then tackle this week’s big question. Earn 5 Thomas Bucks.
This week’s big question is:
Can you do EVERYTHING you want?
Use the sentence openers to have a discussion with your families and in the comments below.
- In my opinion…
- I agree with… because…
- I disagree with… because
- I would like to add…
Write your ideas down and send them to: firstname.lastname@example.org or in the comments section below.
Bonus Bucks: Learn and sing he What’s the Big Idea theme song for 5 Thomas Bucks
Consonant spelling – wh
Now write a sentence for each word. If you are up for an extra challenge, you can have a go at using every word on our list in a story. You can earn 1 Thomas Buck for each sentence you write. Earn 10 Thomas Bucks for a story with all of our spelling words in.