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Welcome to Year 1's class page
 

Welcome to Year 1! Your child's teachers are Mr Prior (Tuesday to Friday) and Mrs Leonard (Monday).  Mrs Dawson is our teaching assistant and she is with us every day. We have a lovely set of pupils and we aim to have lots of fun whilst learning! Please have a look on the school's Twitter page for regular photos and videos showing the fantastic learning your child is doing.
Some general info:
Spelling lists will be sent home on Friday and we will have a Spelling Test on the following Friday of each week to assess students’ spelling accuracy. Please help your child to read, write and spell each word correctly, using the list provided. Each week's score will be recorded and written on the inside cover of your child's reading record so you can monitor their progress.

 

Individual reading books shall be sent home with your child each week and we do advise that you spend 10 minutes a day listening to your child read. If your child has read their book and would like a new one just ask. Please sign the reading record so that I know they have been heard at home.

 

Please bring your PE kits including trainers in at the start of the week and keep them in until Friday. Our PE sessions are on Thursday and Friday this half term.

 

Any questions just ask.

Thanks

Mr Prior

Parent Guide to Black Lives Matter
Department of Education Letter about online phonics lessons.

Free online lessons to support you to teach phonics at home. Please read the letter for more information.

Mental Health

Here is some information to help look after your child's mental health.

Continuing the Leader in Me journey.
As a family look at some of the resources or allow the children to access the cartoons, resources and other information to help support their journey.
 
Here are some links to home learning packs and resources.
Children will have their logins to access each website where required or contact school for them.

Live PE lesson - Monday to Friday 9am


The Maths Factor - Carol Vorderman teaching Maths​​​​​​

TT Kidz Play at Home - Table tennis games to play at home

Purple Mash

Numbots

Children's author Oliver Jeffers


Twinkl  enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS


White Rose Maths.  White Rose are currently developing resources for children to use which will be released this week including video tutorials.


Classroom Secrets Free-home-learning-packs There is a pack available for each year group. 


Hamilton Trust -learning-home-packs

Free-virtual-tours-of-world-museums-educational-sites-galleries-for-children

Story Line online - lots of online stories

Phonics Play - great phonics games

Oxford Owl - Oxford Reading Tree reading books

https://spark.iop.org/collections/marvin-and-milo

LEARNING PROJECTS

Below are weekly schedules should you want more structure and variety of tasks including Maths, Spelling, Writing, Reading and Projects. They can be done in any order, have links to websites and online platforms and follow a theme. Children will have their logins to access each website where required or contact school for them.

Active Learning: The following websites have high energy, and mindfulness/yoga activities.  Plus healthy eating content.

https://www.cosmickids.com/

https://www.gonoodle.com 

https://imoves.com/ 

Personal challenge tasks/ Active Play/ Get Set Ride resources

https://www.youthsporttrust.org/free-home-learning-resources 

Physical literacy

https://jasmineactive.com/news/home-learning-resources/ 

High energy videos:

https://www.youtube.com/thebodycoachtv  (Joe Wicks Daily PE videos)

- www.jumpstartjonny.co.uk 

Active Maths:

- www.tagtiv8.com/move-learn-home/ 


Activities for all ages and abilities:

https://www.sportengland.org/news/how-stay-active-while-youre-home

 

Active at Home
Learn Spanish from home!
Rosetta Stone are giving free access to their langauge courses for three months.
Why not learn Spanish alongside your children?
https://www.rosettastone.co.uk/lp/freeforkids/
Morning greeters

Every week we pick a different pair to welcome everyone into class. It's up to them how to say hello - wave, high five, hug, hand shake.... anything to welcome our friends!

Star Of The Week Winner - Week 4 of Half Term 3
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Year 1 Learning

A miscellaneous variety of learning taking place in Year 1.

Half Term 3 Award Winners

Winners of our weekly awards for Literacy Legend, Maths Marvel, Head Teacher Award and Star of the Week.

Star Of The Week Winner - Week 3 of Half Term 3
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Science - Materials

During our studies on materials in the environment around us we played games where we had to find objects in the classroom made from specific materials; we also explored the properties and compared objects which were hard, soft, bendy, stretchy etc. To link with our Traditional Tales topic we designed a roof for the 3 Little Pigs' house to see which material was waterproof or not. We recorded our answers in written form and on information tables.

Stay and Play

In January we had a very successful Stay and Play session. It was lovely to see so many parents come in and play with their child. It was also great to be able to chat to you about how your child is doing and for me to learn some new faces !

PE

Using the Traditional Tale of Little Red Riding Hood as motivation, we had to move around the hall as one of the characters and then hold a balance on a mat for 3 seconds.

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PE

Using the Traditional Tale of Little Red Riding Hood as motivation, we had to move around the hall as one of the characters and then hold a balance on a mat for 3 seconds.

PE

Working alongside others and individually to make repeating patterns with our bodies. For instance: roll, roll, jump, jump, jump (and repeat).

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PE

In this session we were working alongside others and individually to make repeating patterns with our bodies. For instance: roll, roll, jump, jump, jump (and repeat).

Maths - addition

We used tens frames to add numbers past 10. This was supplemented by using number lines to add and to count on.

History - Toys

During our learning about the history of toys, we looked at dozens of photos of old toys, some going back hundreds of years, others from when our parents and grandparents were little. We made our own picture version of a Victorian dolls' house; we did observational drawings of old toys brought in from the museum; we played electronic games where we had to buy toys from a toy shop alongside the toy shop we have set up in class with pretend money; we looked at teddies which were compared to an old one brought in from one of our grandparents.

English - Traditional Tales

Here we are with a selection of Traditional Tales, some brought from home and others from our school library. We are familiarising ourselves with all the different stories out there.

Birds of Prey visit.

In January we had a visit from the birds of prey visitor centre. Some of us were lucky enough to hold one of the birds. Our visitor walked round so we could get a good look at the birds.

English - Bubbles Writing

Here we are floating to our new setting when the magic bubbles are blown!

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English - Bubbles Writing

We watched a short film clip called "Bubbles" about a girl who finds a bubble-blowing set on a beach. When she blows the bubbles, she goes on magical adventures travelling inside the bubbles. This topic inspired us to do our own writing, including travelling to unknown lands, writing further stories and descriptions and asking questions to the characters.

Rainbow Factory Visit

On Thursday 13th February we will be receiving a visit from the Rainbow Factory Company who will be showcasing a day of learning to support our topic on Traditional Tales. We can't wait to share our experience with you. Keep watching this space for photos!

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Spellings

Here are the spellings for this half term

Roald Dahl Day

The children thoroughly enjoyed dressing up as their favourite Roald Dahl Book characters