Miss A Hedley Y1 Teacher
Hello Children, Parents and Carers,
It was lovely to welcome some year 1 children back to school this week. We were all excited to see each other and catch up on what we’ve been up to during lockdown. A special thank you to Jacob Blundell for bringing in his wonderful lockdown journal to show the class and staff. We are still missing some of our friends in year 1 but are looking forward to all being back in school together soon!
Can you and your children find out about VE Day and why we are celebrating it this week?
Maybe you could write about how a child would have felt on VE DAY, or maybe you could draw a picture? Why don’t you try making some Union Jack Bunting together?
6th April 2020
Hi to all of our KS1 children, Parents/Carers,
Hope you are all well and staying safe. It is a strange time for us all but remember we are missing you, thinking about you and caring about you all.
It’s nearly Easter and usually we would of been creating Easter crafts at school so maybe you can make a card for your family, or design an Easter poster to put in your window wishing people all the best!
There are some activities to do on the webpages, the latest pages your child can work through have 3 stages, start with the developing page ( has a red D in the box), then expected page (has a blue E in the box) and a challenge page ( only if you feel your child can attempt it). The pages have the answers to which helps with the teaching of the work. Please remember these activities are set to help your child through these times, do not feel any pressure to complete them if it is causing stress.
Real life skills are so important for your child, teaching them how to tell the time, reading and using measuring tools ( ruler cm, scales g kg, capacity ml, L) using money, playing shop, drawing, colouring in carefully, cutting with scissors, gluing and sticking. Plants and garden bugs are a great use for science investigations, how many different insects can they find? Can they recognise any birds and bugs? Sewing and knitting can be a calming activity.
Have a super Easter and keep looking after each other.
Hope to see you all as soon as we can
Mrs. Harris Miss Hedley
From Monday 20th April the BBC Bitesize website will be launching a free daily lesson in core subjects for ages 5-14 combined with programming. The website itself will be expanded with more ideas for lessons and activities for different age groups but there will also be a series of 20 minute lessons for different age groups and subjects every day on BBC iplayer and/or the Red Button. There will also be 10 minute podcasts created for different subjects each day. The bbc.co.uk/teach website is also useful for resources. Further information can be found below.
RWInc are hosting online phonics sessions every morning between 9.30am and 11am. The videos are then available for 24hours.
If your child is in Nursey-Reception they will access the Set 1 sounds phonics sessions.
If your child is in Year 1 or 2 they will access Set 2 – 3 sounds phonics sessions.
The children are very familiar with the sounds they have been learning in school and should be able to tell you which ones they know and where they are up to.
Please find additional information on the Ruth Miskin Website and the videos on the Ruth Miskin YouTube Channel (links below):
Design and technology (DT) prepares children to take part in the development of tomorrow’s rapidly changing world. Creative thinking encourages children to make positive changes to their quality of life. The subject encourages children to become autonomous and creative problem-solvers, both as individuals and as part of a team. Through the study of design and technology they combine practical skills with an understanding of aesthetic, social and environmental issues, as well as functions and industrial practices. This allows them to reflect on and evaluate present and past design and technology, its uses and its impacts. Design and technology helps all children to become discriminating and informed consumers and potential innovators.
Follow the link below for some fantastic, age appropriate DT ideas to try at home with your child.
Out of the Ark
Music has an extraordinary power to bring us together, it can lift us when we feel low, energise us when we feel tired and is something we all have in common. So, to help with the rhythms and routines of your new daily life, ‘Out of the Ark’ have released seven songs, one for each day, all with challenges and activities related to each song. They will continue to add new songs and resources over the next few weeks and can be found by following the link below:
Computing activity at home
- Pic Collage Joiners part 2
- Critters – Book Creator
- Pic Collage Joiners
- Thank you NHS – scratch jr activity
- Pic Collage My Favourite Book
Oak National Academy
The Oak National Academy are offering free online lessons. The maths and English lessons are particularly useful.
Lego – 30 day challenge