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Start and Finish Times for WB: 29th June AND 6th July 2020

9:15am - 1:00pm = Year 1

Same groups and same days as agreed with Mrs Eardley

 

Last day in their year 1 bubble will be 10th July.

 

WB: 13th July is Transition week.

Your son/daughter will be in school on their allocated day with their new class teacher, if you have confirmed this with Mrs Eardley.

 

Last day in school for this academic year will be whichever day they are in for transition.

 

Year 1 wb 06.07.20 (& for the rest of the term)

Hello everyone,

 

This week will be our last week together as a year 1 group. I can't believe how quickly the time has gone by and I am not ready to say goodbye yet! Next week (wb 13.07.20) will be our Transition Week at school & I know that the Year 2 teaching staff can't wait to meet you all. 

 

We will be continuing with 'Bees & Butterflies'. Please scroll down on this page to: year 1 wb 22.06.20 and 29.06.20 for the suggested activities and the resources you can use.

 

There are also activities on the Class Pages for the whole school. This week's whole school theme is 'Superheroes'. You are most welcome to do these activities instead of the Bee & Butterfly activities or you can 'mix & match' or just do the ones on the Year 1 page. 

 

Please look out for an email from me on Monday which will have your child's report attached. 

 

As always, I am so grateful for all of your support, your kind words and your hard work. This has truly been a unique year - one which I am sure we'll never forget. It may have had its challenges at times, but I have loved this year 1 class so much!

 

Take care and stay healthy, 

Mrs Eardley 

Year 1 wb 29.06.20 (& for the rest of the term)

Hello everyone,

Please find below a letter from me with important information about the activities for next week and arrangements for the remainder of the term.

 

We will be continuing with 'Bees & Butterflies'. Please scroll down on this page to: year 1 wb 22.06.20 and 29.06.20 for the suggested activities and the resources you can use.

 

There are also activities on the Class Pages for the whole school. This week's whole school theme is 'London & Capital Cities'. You are most welcome to do these activities instead of the Bee & Butterfly activities or you can 'mix & match' or just do the ones on the Year 1 page. 

 

Please ensure that you read the email I sent on Friday, 26th June regarding your child's allocated Transition Day, and reply stating whether or not your child will be attending. If you do not reply, we will consider that a 'no'. 

 

Many thanks for all of your support.

 

Letter to Parents from Mrs Eardley wb 290620

Hello Everyone,

 

Update on Outdoor Learning at HFS

 

In the early morning hours, long before anyone was up, Mr Fyfe and his wife recorded the dawn chorus (yes, the birds have their own choir smiley) in the HFS nature area.  Mr Fyfe has kindly cleared the whole area to welcome wildlife to HFS and to welcome you when you return to school.  As we enter a new month, there will be changes to spot in your garden and local area.  Please open the link below to watch the video clip from the RSPB about small creatures.  Please let me know if you have anything to report on the class email account.  Use the title 'Report for Mrs Lonergan' and your teachers will pass it to me.  Remember that your parents need to be responsible for emails sent to your teachers.

Thanks!  I can't wait to hear from you!

 

Mrs Lonergan

Outdoor Learning Lead

 

RSPB NATURE WATCH CLIP BELOW

1.7.20

Year 1 wb 22.06.20 & wb 29.06.20

Hello Year 1 children and parents!

I hope you are all healthy and well, and that you have enjoyed our 'Treasures in the Garden' topic. We had all sorts of weather last week, but I do hope you were able to get out and enjoy the outdoors in your garden or on a walk.

 

This week, and next week, our topic in Year 1 is 'Bees and Butterflies'. Below you will find a letter to parents from me as well as a list of suggested activities & resources for the next 2 weeks. For Maths, I will email you the White Rose Maths worksheets and answers for Summer Week 7 (Lessons 1 and 2) and Summer Week 8 (Lessons 1, 2, 3 and 4). Please do let the office or me know if you do not receive the email so that I can update your contact details with the correct email address. The videos for these lessons can be viewed on the White Rose website. I have uploaded an overview for Maths below with some extra suggestions of activities and worksheets that you can do. 

 

I hope that you enjoy the activities I have suggested. Remember that they are suggested activities and they should last you for at least 2 weeks. I miss my Year 1 class so much so please remember to send me an email or message me on Tapestry to let me know how you are doing and to show me what you have been getting up to. 

 

Take care and stay safe.

Love, 

Mrs Eardley

Letter to Parents from Mrs Eardley wb 22.06.20

Bees and Butterflies - suggested activities for wb 22.06.20 and wb 29.06.20

Maths Overview wb 22.06.20 & 29.06.20

The Birth of Maya - Maya the Bee - Episode 1

How To Draw A Realistic Bee

Monarch Butterfly | Amazing Animals

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Life Cycle of a Butterfly | #aumsum #kids #science #education #children

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Butterflies! Fun Butterfly Facts for Kids

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How To Make A Butterfly Feeder

Mrs Buet would like to challenge you all to make her chocolate chip cookies.

Download the recipe above, get your adult helper ready, wash your hands and away you go! Don't forget to email your pictures of your cookies to your teacher.

 

Enjoy!

Year 1 wb 15.06.20

Hello parents and children! 

 

I hope that you are all healthy and well, and that you have enjoyed doing some of the activities about Oceans and Water. 

 

Our topic for this week is 'Treasures in the Garden'. Below you will find a letter to parents from me, suggested activities for next week (wb 15.06.20)and the resources that you will need.

This week's White Rose Maths is Summer Week 5. Please note that I will be emailing the White Rose Maths worksheets and answers to you this week.The videos can be accessed via the White Rose Maths site as normal. Please look out for my email. If you have not been receiving my regular emails, or you do not receive the White Rose Maths email from me, please contact the office with your email details so that I can update my records and ensure that you get the worksheets that you need. 

 

I hope you enjoy the suggested activities. Remember to send me an email or upload a message onto Tapestry to let me know how you are, and for me to see some of the activities that you have completed. 

 

Take care and stay healthy.

Love,

Mrs Eardley

Letter to Parents from Mrs Eardley wb 15.06.20

'Treasures in the Garden' - suggested activities wb 15.06.20

How to: Create Kids Miniature Gardens

Bond with the kids and help them create a miniature garden while adding their own twist. From pirates to fairies and more there's plenty of themes to choose ...

Important letter to Year 1 Parents (emailed to everyone too)

W/B: 8th June 20

Year 1 times in school are 9:15am - 11:45am

πŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“šThe library have released their Summer Reading Challenge. Please follow the link below to access this wonderful reading activity!πŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“š

https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/news/general/silly-squad-coming-soon

 

https://librarycatalogue.essex.gov.uk/iguana/www.main.cls?surl=essexlibraries

Year 1 wb 08.06.20

Hello parents and children! 

 

I hope you are all well and that you have been enjoying doing some of the activities about 'Summer' from our Year 1 page or some of the ones about 'Nature' from the class pages. 

 

Our topic for this week is 'World Ocean Day' (one of my favourites smiley). Below you will find a letter to parents from me, suggested activities for next week (wb 08.06.20) and the resources that you will need.

This week's White Rose Maths is Summer Week 4. Please note that I will be emailing the White Rose Maths worksheets and answers to you this week.The videos can be accessed via the White Rose Maths site as normal. Please look out for my email. If you have not been receiving my regular emails, or you do not receive the White Rose Maths email from me, please contact the office with your email details so that I can update my records and ensure that you get the worksheets that you need. 

 

I hope you enjoy the suggested activities. Remember to send me an email or upload a message onto Tapestry to let me know how you are, and for me to see some of the activities that you have completed. 

 

Take care and stay healthy.

Love,

Mrs Eardley

 

 

Letter to Parents from Mrs Eardley wb 080620

World Ocean Day suggested activities wb 080620

Follow the Moon Home - Read Aloud

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Salt Water Egg Experiment

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Year 1 wb 01.06.20 

 

Hello Year 1 and Parents! 

I hope you have had a lovely half-term week enjoying the wonderful weather, and staying safe and healthy.

 

We are about to enter a new phase of our journey in lockdown, with some children returning to school and lockdown measures being adjusted. This is probably a bit scarier and trickier than going into lockdown in the first place so my thoughts are with you all as you make decisions for you and your family. I do hope that you have been able to watch the videos showing the school and the Year 1 classrooms as they will be as from 08.06.20. Below are some photos of the classrooms and outside area. As always, I would like to reassure you that I will be supporting you and your child whether or not you decide for them to return to school this half term. This is a decision that only you can make at this time, and it is the safety and mental well-being of you and your family that is important. 

 

It is also going to mean a slightly different way of me setting activities and work on the web page. You may have noticed on the Class Pages that there are some new tabs and icons for each of the weeks going forward. Each week we will be following a theme as a school (for the week beginning 01.06.20 the theme for the whole school is 'Nature') and suggested activities and work will be set in the relevant folder for that week. However, please do continue to check the Year 1 Class Page too as this is where you will find the Maths (White Rose Maths) and English Activities for each week. Next week (wb 080120) is the last week that I will be able to upload the White Rose Maths Worksheets and Answers to our class page. As of wb 150620, I will email them to you. It is very important that I have the correct email address for you, so if you have not been receiving my weekly emails; please contact the office and let them know your email address. 

 

I hope that you find the suggested activities are useful to you. Please do upload photos onto Tapestry or you can email them to me. I love to see what my wonderful Year 1 children and parents have been doing. 

 

Thank you so much for all that you are doing with your children,  and for all the emails of support and encouragement I have received. It is all greatly appreciated. broken heart

 

Take care, and stay safe and healthy. 

Mrs Eardley 

 

This week's WHITE ROSE MATHS is SUMMER WEEK 3 - please find the worksheets and answers below. 

 

 

 

As always, please remember to do the daily activities and tasks set out below. 

 

The most important things to continue daily are:

* Reading: Hearing your child read and discuss texts read - re-read books from home, read cookery books, instructions to games, magazines, etc if your school books are completed.  If your child finishes their school book, they can write a Book Review.

* Maths: Keep practising Friends of 10 (and 20) as well as Friends of 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. Children can also practise counting in 2's, 5's and 10's to 100. They could do this by lining up socks, pairs of shoes and using money too. 

* Spellings: Spelling Shed will have the spellings to be practising in your class set up each week.  You can test your child's spellings in sentences at the end of a week to see what they have remembered.  Logins are in the front of your child's Reading Record. 

*Phonics: It is very important that you continue to practise the Phonics Cards daily. Please, please, please practise, practise, practise!

Hello Summer! Suggested Activities for wb 010620 (English)

Geography:

Please log on to Oddizzi geography website: https://www.oddizzi.com/

Username: HFS Year 1

Password: hfsabc

There are quizzes, facts and lots of information about all aspects of the geography curriculum to support our themed weeks!

Year 1/ 2 classrooms prepared for return to school wb 8th June 2020

WHITE ROSE MATHS - UPDATE TO PARENTS

THE SCHOOL HAS NOW PURCHASED THE SUBSCRIPTION

VIDEOS WILL BE VIEWED FROM THE USUAL WHITE ROSE HOME-LEARNING SITE. 

AFTER SUMMER WEEK 4, WORKSHEETS WILL BE SENT VIA MY TEACHER EMAIL TO YOU DIRECTLY.

CHECK YOUR SPAM AND JUNK IN CASE THEY GET LOST IN HERE. 

IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE AN EMAIL, PLEASE EMAIL THE OFFICE AND LET THEM KNOW THE BEST EMAIL TO CONTACT YOU ON OR SEND ME A MESSAGE THROUGH TAPESTRY.

WE ARE NOT PERMITTED TO PLACE THEM ON OUR SCHOOL WEBPAGE AFTER SUMMER WEEK 4 AS IT IS A PAID-FOR SUBSCRIBE-ONLY RESOURCE

 

THE MATHS WORKSHEETS AND ANSWERS FOR WB 18.05.20 (SUMMER WEEK 2) HAVE BEEN UPLOADED BELOW. 

Year 1 (Week 9)

wb 18th May 2020

 

Hello to you all, 

 

I hope this finds you healthy and well. It has been quite an eventful week with the announcements that have been made by the government. We are working hard to make sense of it all. Foremost in my mind is the well-being of our children, and how we can do our very best for them. Please keep an eye on our webpage - Key Information >> Coronavirus - for updates from Mrs Kelliher. 

 

I have great pleasure in announcing that next week will be Art Week. We had such lovely feedback about our VE Day activities that we have planned another week where the whole school is involved, and families can enjoy the activities together. The focus is on Art; inspired by a book called 'Window' by Jeannie Baker, and the world outside your window. We have included lots of other activities linked to Maths, Science, Geography, etc.

 

Please go back to Class Pages where you will find a folder: Whole School Art Week wb 18th May 2020. The folder contains an overview of suggested activities as well as the resources that you will need. I really do hope that you will enjoy these activities, and that you will email me lots of pictures of your completed art work. I would like you also to continue with White Rose Maths. The resources which link with this week's White Rose Maths (Summer Week 2) are below. 

 

Take care and stay safe, 

Mrs Eardley 

As always, please remember to do the daily activities and tasks set out below. 

 

The most important things to continue daily are:

* Reading: Hearing your child read and discuss texts read - re-read books from home, read cookery books, instructions to games, magazines, etc if your school books are completed.  If your child finishes their school book, they can write a Book Review.

* Maths: Keep practising Friends of 10 (and 20) as well as Friends of 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. Children can also practise counting in 2's, 5's and 10's to 100. They could do this by lining up socks, pairs of shoes and using money too. 

* Spellings: Spelling Shed will have the spellings to be practising in your class set up each week.  You can test your child's spellings in sentences at the end of a week to see what they have remembered.  Logins are in the front of your child's Reading Record. 

*Phonics: It is very important that you continue to practise the Phonics Cards daily. Please, please, please practise, practise, practise!

SPORT

Check out the following Website for some sporting activities to do with your children. It is updated weekly and is a great fun sporting resource.

 

www.nwessp.co.uk/parent-zone/

RE-Meditation Links

Sister Jude has kindly sent some meditation links for our children to practise during Lockdown.  These links will be added to our faith page which can be accessed via:                                              Key Information>>Our Faith

Year 1 Week 8

wb 11th May 2020

 

Hello everyone. I hope you are all healthy and happy even though we are not able to be together at school. I hope, also, that you have been enjoying the VE Day activities and celebrations. 

 

Below you will find information about the activities and worksheets for next week (wb 11th May 2020). I am very excited about these activities and I can't wait to see photos of your you and your work! As always, please remember that these are suggested activities and that they are there for you to choose from, or interpret in a way that works for your child and your family/ work situation. I tend to get a bit carried away when planning a topic or theme so there is loads for you to choose from smiley

 

If you have not yet sent me an email to let me know how you are, please could you do so as soon as possible,  or you can pop a message onto Tapestry if that is easier. I will be contacting parents I have not heard from next week. 

 

I hope you have a lovely long weekend and that you have fun with the work set for next week. 

 

Take care and stay safe heart

 

Below you will find an overview of the week's suggested work and activities, and the resources to go with them as well as the resources for the White Rose Maths which I know many of you have been enjoying. We will be using Summer Week 1.

 

You will also find a calendar for May. Please fill in the dates for the first 2 weeks i.e. up to 15th May. Remember to show family birthdays & other important dates like the 8th of May with a little symbol (you could draw a little Union Jack flag for VE Day). This month we are counting count in 5's so every 5 number is going to be blue, and every 10 number is going to be red. May is the 5th month of the year and it is the last month of Spring. May is also a special month for us as we remember Mary. You might want to show this as part of the repeating pattern that you do around the borders of your page.

 

As always, please remember to do the daily activities and tasks set out below. 

 

The most important things to continue daily are:

* Reading: Hearing your child read and discuss texts read - re-read books from home, read cookery books, instructions to games, magazines, etc if your school books are completed.  If your child finishes their school book, they can write a Book Review.

* Maths: Keep practising Friends of 10 (and 20) as well as Friends of 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. Children can also practise counting in 2's, 5's and 10's to 100. They could do this by lining up socks, pairs of shoes and using money too. 

* Spellings: Spelling Shed will have the spellings to be practising in your class set up each week.  You can test your child's spellings in sentences at the end of a week to see what they have remembered.  Logins are in the front of your child's Reading Record. 

*Phonics: It is very important that you continue to practise the Phonics Cards daily. Please, please, please practise, practise, practise!

Summer Term wb 11th May 2020 (Week 8) - Overview of activities

May Calendar

Ugly Duckling with Danny Kaye

Easy Pom Pom Chicks DIY - How to make a pom pom with Fingers - Easter DIY

Pom Pom Chicks DIY - How to make a pom pom with Fingers - This makes a great easy Easter DIY or Spring Craft. I love how cute these pompom chicks turned out....

FYI - Don't forget your Essex Libraries- available Online.

Free access to online resources like Encyclopedia Britannica (including kids edition).

If you don't have a library card you can join your local library free online.

 

Click on the link for more information:

https://libraries.essex.gov.uk/reference-and-courses-online/reference-materials/encyclopedias-and-general-reference-collections/

Year 1 Week 7

Summer Term Wk 3 (4th May 2020)

 

Hello everyone!

I hope you are all well and managing to stay safe. Thank you to those of you who have emailed me or posted on Tapestry - it has been lovely to hear (& see) what you have been up to.

 

VE Day - 75th Anniversary 

This week is going to be a bit different. If we had been at school, we would have been spending the week preparing for a very special celebration on Friday, 8th May. We would have had a big party at school with banners, bunting, music and dancing, as well as lots of lovely food! Unfortunately, we will not be together for this special occasion, but the teachers have come up with a plan! We would like you to work together as a family to prepare for the 75th Anniversary of VE Day on Friday. So, there are no suggested activities or worksheets on our class page for this week. Instead, please go back to the Class Pages page and have a look at the VE Day Family Activities wb 04.05.20

chn>>class pages>>VE Day Family Activities wb 04.05.20

I hope you enjoy the activities and suggested ideas. Remember to upload photos onto Tapestry or email photos as suggested. 

Overview of VE Day Activities (see folder on Class Pages page for resources)

Year 1 Week 6

Summer Term: Week 2 (wb 27th April 2020)

 

Hello everyone. I hope you are all well and that you had a lovely St George's Day! It is hard to believe that we are now entering our 6th week of being away from each other and our classroom. We miss you all so much and love to see what you have been up to through Tapestry. Aside from news, work and activities which I will upload onto our class web page weekly, and communicating with you through Tapestry, I will also now be emailing you every so often. Please do reply to my email to let me know how you are getting on. I am aware of a few teething problems with the emailing which I am hoping will be rectified soon. If you have not received an email from me, please let me know via Tapestry giving me your email address, or you can phone or email the school and update your details with the office. 

 

This week our focus is going to be on The Selfish Giant, Seasons and St Mark (who is one of our class saints). 

 

Below you will find an overview of the week's suggested work and activities, and the resources to go with them as well as the resources for the White Rose Maths which we started using last week. Remember to finish your April calendar this week if you have not done so already. As always, please remember that these are suggested activities and there is no expectation for you to complete all of them or to print off all of the worksheets.

 

This week, I have included a computing activity (thanks to a company called Barefoot Computing) which does not require a computer, but introduces children to concepts like patterns, debugging, algorithms, etc in a 'fun, non-technology' way! Please see below resources for the Creating Patterns activity. 

 

As always, please remember to do the daily activities and tasks set out below. 

 

The most important things to continue daily are:

* Reading: Hearing your child read and discuss texts read - re-read books from home, read cookery books, instructions to games, magazines, etc if your school books are completed.  If your child finishes their school book, they can write a Book Review.

* Maths: Keep practising Friends of 10 (and 20) as well as Friends of 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. Children can also practise counting in 2's, 5's and 10's to 100. They could do this by lining up socks, pairs of shoes and using money too. 

* Spellings: Spelling Shed will have the spellings to be practising in your class set up each week.  You can test your child's spellings in sentences at the end of a week to see what they have remembered.  Logins are in the front of your child's Reading Record. 

*Phonics: It is very important that you continue to practise the Phonics Cards daily. Please, please, please practise, practise, practise!

 

I hope you enjoy these suggested ideas and have fun with your child this week. 

 

Thank you for all that you are doing. I really appreciate how challenging it can be. 

Overview: Year 1 Summer Term Wk 2 wb 27th April 2020 (lockdown week 6)

Saint Mark 

Saint Mark is one of our class saints. His Feast Day is celebrated on 25th April. 

                                        

He is sometimes know as St Mark the Lionhearted and many paintings of him show him with a lion. He is also usually holding his gospel in paintings. He is the Patron Saint of Venice. 

Challenge 1: can you find out where Venice is in the world? Perhaps you can find some photos of it. What is unusual about the city of Venice? What are the special boats called that people use to get around Venice? 

Challenge 2: Have some fun creating your own lion using resources you have around the house. Here are some ideas. Remember to upload a photo of your lion to Tapestry.

              

The Selfish Giant audio story book English for children iRead Bedtime Stories

The Selfish Giant resources Summer Week 2 wb 27th April 2020 (wk 6)

The Great British Year: Four Seasons | BBC Teach

This clip shows the array of behaviour shown by plants and animals throughout the year, in tune with the seasons and the seasonal weather. Plants and animals...

Resources: Seasons Summer Term Week 2 wb 27th April 2020 (wk 6)

Year 1 Week 5

Welcome back to the Summer Term! It's hard to believe that it is the Summer Term and that I haven't seen you all for 4 weeks! I miss you all so much. I hope you have had a lovely Easter and that you were able to enjoy the beautiful weather safely and at home. As i write this, we are awaiting news from the government about the extension of the 'lockdown'. For as long as we are required to stay at home and keep each other safe, I will continue to upload worksheets, ideas and activities onto this class page.

 

Below you will find the suggested activities for this week (week 5 - week beginning 20th April). If you have not yet done some of the activities from Weeks 1 - 4 below, please feel free to do those. Continue with your April calendar and your Bean Plant Diary. If you have not done the Time work or the Jack and the Beanstalk work from Weeks 3 & 4, you could do that too.  For those who need some new work, there is lots to do in Week 5! As always, please remember to do the daily activities and tasks set out below. 

 

The most important things to continue daily are:

* Reading: Hearing your child read and discuss texts read - re-read books from home, read cookery books, instructions to games, magazines, etc if your school books are completed.  If your child finishes their school book, they can write a Book Review.

* Maths: Keep practising Friends of 10 (and 20) as well as Friends of 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. Children can also practise counting in 2's, 5's and 10's to 100. They could do this by lining up socks, pairs of shoes and using money too. 

* Spellings: Spelling Shed will have the spellings to be practising in your class set up each week.  You can test your child's spellings in sentences at the end of a week to see what they have remembered.  Logins are in the front of your child's Reading Record. 

*Phonics: It is very important that you continue to practise the Phonics Cards daily. Please, please, please practise, practise, practise!

 

 

 

Instructions and Overview for Summer Term: Week 1 (Week 5 wb 20th April 2020)

CBeebies: Let's Celebrate - Celebrating St George's Day

Sam and Matthew meet their friends at a special event where they see St George defeat the dragon! Visit CBeebies at http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies to find eve...

Twisted Paper Rose - How to Make an Easy Rose Out Of Paper

Year 1 Summer Term Curriculum Overview (what I would ordinarily plan to do with Year 1 over the Summer Term)

Year 1 - Week 3 & 4 

I hope you are all keeping well, staying home as much as possible and staying safe. 

It is nearly time for the Easter holidays. They are going to feel a bit different this year, but I do hope that you will be able to enjoy them with your family, thinking about the special time of Easter. The activities that I have listed below are for you to do during or after the Easter holidays as suits you and your family. Remember to keep doing your daily Reading, Phonics cards and Maths (Friends of...). 

 

  • April Calendar - start your April calendar and remember to fill in the dates at the end of each week. Decorate the important dates like Good Friday and Easter Sunday as well as any birthdays that may fall in April in your family. Remember to choose a picture or symbol to show all of the number in the 'ones', a different picture or symbol for the numbers in the 'tens', and a different one again for numbers in the 'twenties'. Make sure you create a border with a repeating pattern. You could do a cross, an Easter egg and a sun, or you could come up with your own repeating pattern. 
  • Time - we are going to be looking at Time again. We have spent time before looking at the clock and making a clock, but I would like you to revise this at home please. There is a template to make a clock, but you can make your own clock using a plate and some paper for the numbers and the 'hands' of the clock. Watch the Powerpoint that I have uploaded on this webpage. 
  • Scavenger hunt  - I have uploaded a few Scavenger hunts for you to do. Have fun! 
  • Bean Plant Diary - if you have planted a bean seed, continue to record what you notice happening to it in your Bean Plant Diary. It'll soon be time to plant your bean plant in some soil in a pot or in the garden. 
  • Jack and the Beanstalk (English and Music) - this will keep you busy for at least a week! Have fun listening to the story and the music, and completing the activities. (I have uploaded instructions for this below). 
  • Easter - below are two activities which are lovely to do around Easter time: an edible Easter Garden & a Jelly Bean Easter Prayer. 

 

The most important things to continue daily are:

* Reading: Hearing your child read and discuss texts read - re-read books from home, read cookery books, instructions to games, magazines, etc if your school books are completed.  If your child finishes their school book, they can write a Book Review.

* Maths: Keep practising Friends of 10 (and 20) as well as Friends of 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. Children can also practise counting in 2's, 5's and 10's to 100. The could do this by lining up socks, pairs of shoes and using money too. 

* Spellings: Spelling Shed will have the spellings to be practising in your class set up each week.  You can test your child's spellings in sentences at the end of a week to see what they have remembered.  Logins are in the front of your child's Reading Record. 

*Phonics: It is very important that you continue to practise the Phonics Cards daily. Please, please, please practise, practise, practise!

Letter to parents 20.03,20

100 things to do indoors

Coronavirus Plans to Support Work at Home:

We have set up some work plans to support your child during this period at home.  Please do your best to complete what you can and support your child at home in a way that suits you and your child's needs.

 

The most important things to continue daily are:

* Reading: Hearing your child read and discuss texts read - re-read books from home, read cookery books, instructions to games, magazines, etc if your school books are completed.  If your child finishes their school book, they can write a Book Review.

* Maths: Keep practising Friends of 10 (and 20) as well as Friends of 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. Children can also practise counting in 2's, 5's and 10's to 100. The could do this by lining up socks, pairs of shoes and using money too. 

* Spellings: Spelling Shed will have the spellings to be practising in your class set up each week.  You can test your child's spellings in sentences at the end of a week to see what they have remembered.  Logins are in the front of your child's Reading Record. 

*Phonics: It is very important that you continue to practise the Phonics Cards daily. Please, please, please practise, practise, practise!

 

Below are some suggestions of websites to support Maths and English. 

Year 1 - Week 1 - in the event of school closure due to Corona-Virus

Observe the weather and your surroundings. What signs of Spring can you see? Write a list of these signs and draw a picture to go with each one. You could write a beautiful description of what you see eg. I can see an old tree bending in the breeze. It has tiny, white blossoms dotted all over it. Next, you could design  clothes suitable for Spring weather - you would definitely need an umbrella too (could you design a really interesting eye-catching one?). 

 

Plant a seed and watch it grow. Observe and record the changes you notice. 

 

Choose your favourite tree or plant or flower from your garden. Carefully sketch it and add colour as you need to (Remember how we did this for the root vegetable drawings). 

 

Make up a song all about Spring - write the words down and teach a member of your family the song. Can you add music? 

 

Remember: you can post your work and what you have been up to onto Tapestry and I will be able to see it and comment on it. 

Year 1 - Week 2

 

Remember to do all of the things that we have suggested you do daily: reading, phonics, etc. 

 

  •  If you haven't done so, make a Today Board similar to the one we use in our classroom. Remember to observe the weather and make some symbols for the different types of weather. I have uploaded examples of symbols, headings, days of the week and months of the year which you can print out. If not, then you can make your own headings and symbols. 
  • March Calendar - fill in the dates and decorate it as we would at school (a repeating pattern for the border, choose a colour for odd numbers and a different one for even number, decorate any birthdays or special occasions, draw a circle in the boxes of the numbers in the ones, a rectangle in the numbers in the tens, and a triangle for the numbers in the twenties. Make sure your numbers are facing the correct way and are neatly written. 
  • Number of the Day - I have uploaded a copy of this sheet. The number of the day is always the date of that day. Find a little book or make a booklet where you can record your answers OR you could print out the sheet each day. 
  • Plant a bean seed - see instructions which I have uploaded. Record your observations by taking photos or drawing sketches and labelling them OR you could print out the booklet and record your observations in there. 
  • Money - go on a hunt in your house for any coins you can find. Spend time making pencil rubbings of each coin. Arrange the coins from smallest to biggest in size then arrange them from smallest to biggest in value. Find the total value of the coins. Talk about what you could buy with the coins you have. (Remember to wash your hands thoroughly after touching the coins.)
  • Writing - start to think about where you would like to go if you could go anywhere. How would you get there? Who would go with you? What would you do when you got there? How would you feel being in your chosen place? Talk about this with a family member. Once you have talked about it, you will need a piece of lined paper and your best handwriting pencil. You could start with: I would like to go to 

       (Remember: capital letters for the beginning of sentences and special names, 

         full stops at the end of sentences, finger spaces between words, write ON 

         the line - don't let your letters float away.) 

 

RE

Dear all. In these troubling times our faith becomes all the more important to us. On our 'Our Faith' page I have added many resources for RE that include prayers, Easter Stories, Learning resources and much more that you can share/do with your child. These resources are updated weekly. Please click on the link below, which will take you directly to Our Faith page.

Spring Term Curriculum overview

Around the World Day - India

All are Welcome

 

This afternoon in Year 1, we spent some time talking about how we are all different and we are all special. This thread of thinking runs through everything we do in Year 1, and we will continue to explore embracing diversity and treating everyone with respect and kindness. 

Spring Term Welcome back letter

SPELLING SHED YEAR 1 spelling coverage

A Parent's Guide to Support Children at Home with APPs

Journey and Clubs Homework due by Friday 11th October

Harvest Time and Word Card Homework: due Monday, 7th October

Family Photo Homework due 27th September 2019

Important dates for your diary:

Friday, 20th September: Meet the Teacher - 9am

Wednesday, 25th September: Class Mass - 10am

Tuesday, 12th November: Class Assembly - 9am

Wednesday, 25th November: Whole school Mass lead by Year 1 - 10am 

Meet the Teacher PowerPoint

Welcome back! Important Information about Reading.

Meet the Teacher Invitation

Homework: Doors - Due for Friday 13th September

Autumn Term: Curriculum Overview

Come and See Parent Letter - Autumn Term 2019

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