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We would just like to take this opportunity to thank all of our Year 1 children for all of their hard work, amazing resilience and boundless energy this year. We have loved teaching you all. We wish everyone a safe and hopefully very relaxing Summer holiday.

 

Below are some activities that you might want to have a go at - enjoy!!!

 

 

Home Learning

During this time, we all need to remember that everyone’s health and happiness is the most important thing to us all. 


As always, you know what will engage your child and if you decide they will not engage with a certain activity and would rather they access some of the activities through the websites we have suggested or that they just want to play in the garden, bake, paint, play games or watch TV then that is your choice and we fully support that.  The last thing we want is for you to feel guilty or stressed about not completing all the daily activities. 


Now that some children and teachers will be starting back at school, we have changed the way we are doing our home learning in Year 1. 

 

We are very excited to announce that we now have our own Year 1 You Tube Channel. This is for teachers to upload videos of their teaching and resources for different lessons. Where possible we will also upload activities for the children to complete at home, however this may not always be possible and suitable. As before, we would love to see any work that the children do. This could be put on Seesaw or emailed to us at school. 

 

As the children returning to school will be done so on a staggered system, there will not be an English, Maths and Phonics lesson every day for the first couple of weeks.

 


Our ideal for children at home and at school is: 
Some reading every day (there are lots of live reading sessions taking place and look out for teachers reading stories on seesaw) 
Some English- free writing, letters to friends, comics etc 
Practical and hands on Maths – this can be helping with baking, garden work etc
Physical activity every day 

Some topic work and creative work 

 

Home Learning Groups 

 

Below you will find attached a document telling you which group your child will be working in. On the Monday 30th March we will start adding work for your child to complete. The work will be grouped into groups 1, 2 and 3. Please check which group your child will be working in order to find the relevant work for them. 

*** Please note that these activities do not have to be printed out. Children can complete the tasks in lots of different ways eg through talking about their learning with an adult, carrying out a task practically, pointing to answers on the screen etc. If you would like to send some work in via Seesaw, we would love to see it but this is optional.

 

A couple of useful sites that have come out recently that you might want to look at are:

 

BBC Bitesize

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

 

Oak National Academy

https://www.thenational.academy/

 

Thanks, 

 

The Year One Team 

 

Year 1 Learning Groups

Easter Activity

Easter Holidays 

 

Over the Easter holidays we have added lots of different fun activities that you can try to keep you all busy at home. We hope you have a lovely and restful Easter holidays. 

The Year One Team 

 

 

 

 

Our topic for this term is:

Spring has Sprung

 

 

We will be learning about the parts of a plant and looking at plants in our environment. We will also be growing our own plants and doing lots of first hand investigating at our Forest Schools sessions. We will also be continuing with our work on seasons. It would be lovely if the children could start looking for signs of Spring whilst at home.

 

 

 

 

Superheroes

 

 

 

In History and English, we will be learning about famous people from the present and past who are/have been heroes in some way.

 

In History we will be comparing these people, learning about what they did and using topic words related to the past.

 

In Science, we will be learning about the different seasons. During the second week back, we have our whole school STEM week (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). We will be doing lots of investigations this week. We also have a scientist coming into school to talk to the children about growing plants in test tubes.

 

 

Useful Home Learning Links

 

Year 1 Common Exception Words

Learning to read, spell and write these words correctly in sentences is extremely important.

 

 

Counting on and back in ones, twos, fives and tens to 100 from 0.

Learning to read, spell and write these words correctly in sentences is extremely important.

Check out the Jack Hartmann counting videos on You Tube. The children love them!

 

Bug Club

Your chid will bring home their Bug Club passwords in their reading records. Please log in and complete the books on a regular basis. Please also remember to encourage your child to read something every night to you. Research shows that in the early stages of learning to read, children should read the same book at least three times to help them become confident with what the book is about and the vocabulary that is used.

 

Keep up to date with lots of developments with the children's learning on Twitter and Seesaw (more information on both to follow)