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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

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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

Around the World Day - India 1
Around the World Day - India 2
Around the World Day - India 3 Threading Rakhi bracelets
Around the World Day - India 4
Around the World Day - India 5 Some of our facts about Tigers.
Around the World Day - India 6 We used shaving cream and food colouring.
Around the World Day - India 7
Around the World Day - India 8
Around the World Day - India 9
Around the World Day - India 10
Around the World Day - India 11
Around the World Day - India 12
Around the World Day - India 13
Around the World Day - India 14
Around the World Day - India 15
Around the World Day - India 16

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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