Mrs Brady will be available on Monday 26th April between 3:30-5:30 PM. Mrs Lidgard will be available on Thursday 29th April between 3:30-5:30 PM. Please complete the form below with day(s)/time(s) you are available so that we can best place your appointment. Mrs Brady/Mrs Lidgard will then send an email back to you to confirm your appointment day and time.
PE kits and return to school
Hello everybody - we are looking forward to seeing you all on Monday 9th March. Just a quick reminder to please come in P.E.kits for our P.E.days which are Monday and Wednesday.
Mrs Brady and Mrs Lidgard.
Learning Packs Collection
The next set of learning packs are to be collected on Thursday 11th February between 13:00 and 13:45. This pack will cover all learning from 22nd February - 5th March. Please ensure that this pack is put to one side, ready to be started after half term. This time you will find a runner bean seed inside a green envelope and you will also be handed a plant pot! This is for our new topic in Science - 'Plants'.
When collecting this pack, please return your child's current learning pack... Please keep all the learning materials for Friday 12th February. Thank you.
Learning Packs Weeks 5 and 6
The next set of learning packs (for Monday 1st February to Friday 12th) are to be collected on Thursday 28th January between 13:00-13:45.
When you collect the learning packs, please also return completed work from the previous learning pack. We look forward to seeing all of your wonderful learning!
Children attending provision in school every Monday and Wednesday will be required to go to school wearing their PE Kit. This will need to be suitable for the cold weather as PE will be taught outside, where possible.
As the weather is getting colder, the classrooms are too! Please ensure your child has some warm clothing on under their school uniform (e.g. a long sleeved top, vests etc). Thank you.
The children have all worked incredibly hard this term. They have adapted so well to learning from home and to the changes in school too. Thank you to all parents and carers for your continued support during another very challenging time.
We have posted some screen-free activities below which you might like to share with your child over the half term break. We hope that you find them enjoyable.
Mrs Brady and Mrs Lidgard
Children's Mental Health Week
This week is Children's Mental Health Week - to support Parents here are some useful resources from the Children's Mental Health Week Organisation. You may like to have a loook at some of the activities to support your child. There are also some helpful tips for parents .
Internet Safety Week
This week is Internet Safety week. In school we will be having an Internet Safety day on Tuesday 9th February. We will also be sharing this story for Year 1 on our LIVE Teams Sessions.
Please find a link to the powerpoint we will be using and another useful link from the BBC to help you talk about Internet Safety with your child.
Dunelm Kindness Campaign
Dunelm has contacted Hawthorn Tree to tell us of a wonderful kindness campaign they are running. Do you think you can help?
Dunelm would like to spread kindness and care in the community by sending cards or pictures to local care homes from children like you! It has been incredibly hard for the elderly members of our community who reside in care homes and are unable to have any visitors. Therefore, by sending them a card or a picture, we can hopefully help to put a smile on their faces.
If you would like to send a card or a picture, please ensure that they are at the school office by Friday 19th March so that they can be quarantined before being delivered. The cards from our school will be sent to Hunters Creek and Manorgate Care Homes.
As we're sure you are aware, some children in every class require some differentiated learning activities to help them maintain the same sense of achievement as their peers. If you know this is the case for your child, or you are referred to this section, this is where we will be posting activities for these children.
Equally, if you do require further support, or have any questions or concerns, then please do not hesitate to contact us via email or Seesaw.
World Book Day Event - 3rd March 2021
World Book Day is a celebration of stories. The day is marked in over 100 countries across the world. This year, I am delighted to announce that the Arts charity 'Settle Stories' has offered schools the opportunity to access a free online storytelling performance with professional storyteller Alia Alzougbi. You will need to book your place, using the link below.
Arabic storyteller Alia will welcome our children to Ancient Arabia. Step into the story and be delighted for a mischievous hour as she recounts some of the lesser-known stories from the timeless collection of the Arabian Nights.
This will begin at 9:30-10:15am. I am aware that this will overlap with out Teams session. However, I am happy for you to join a little later that day. I hope you enjoy the performance!
As I'm sure you are aware, some children in every class require some differentiated learning activities to help them maintain the same sense of achievement as their peers. If you know this is the case for your child, or you are referred to this section, this is where I will be posting activities for these children.
Equally, if you do require further support, or have any questions or concerns, then please do not hesitate to contact me via email or Seesaw.
Learning Packs Weeks 3 and 4
The next set of learning packs (for Monday 18th to Friday 29th) are to be collected on Thursday 14th January between 10:00-10:45.
When you collect the learning packs, please also return ALL completed work from the previous learning pack. We look forward to seeing all of your wonderful learning!
Today we have made clay hedgehogs to link with our science topic of deasons. We learnt about hibernation and some of the animals this affects.
We really enjoyed making our different shaped clay models. I wonder if you can see what we used for spikes?
I will be running a Microsoft Teams test on Thursday at 2 p.m! Further information has been sent out via parent mail. I hope you can join me, I look forward to seeing then!
E-mail contact details for the teaching team, in school hours, are;
As I'm sure you are aware, some children in every class require some differentiated learning activities to help them maintain the same sense of achievement as their peers. If you know this is the case for your child or you are referred to this section, this is where we will be posting activities for these children.
We hope that you are all safe and well. We miss you already!
As you are aware, learning will now be taking place remotely. It will take some time to adjust to but we are all in this together. The most important thing is for your child to try their best – as always. We are hoping to create some videos for the children in order to make learning a little friendlier. We are trying our hardest to set these up and they will take a little more time for us to organise... please bear with us.
Please use my/our email addresses which are now at the top of this class page if you have any queries or concerns. Please remember that Seesaw is also a great tool to use to get in touch and to also be able to upload any learning onto your child’s ‘page’.
Please try to share stories with your child as much as possible and also encourage them to read whenever you can. Some great websites for phonics games are www.phonicsplay.co.uk and www.phonicsbloom.com. The Oxford Owl website (www.oxfordowl.co.uk) also has some fantastic resources to keep reading alive. Signing up is free and there are many ebooks which you will be able to find and pitch according to your child’s ability. The Read Write Inc ebooks will be particularly beneficial to the children as they link with our phonics scheme.
Parents’ evenings will still be taking place in the form of telephone calls. We look forward to contacting you over the next few days.
Please keep safe and keep smiling,
The Year 1 Team
Please review the sounds shown below with your child by asking them to tell you the sounds one by one. If you child does not know all of the sounds, please don't worry - we are working our way through them. Once you have finished, you could ask your child to have a go at spelling the following words:
There is also story for your child to have a go at reading - please scroll down!
I have then included a link to a phonics game which the children are familiar with... https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/buried-treasure
In Maths, we have been using the part-whole model to begin to understand that a number can be partitioned into two or more parts. The use of this model helps us to have a clearer understanding of addition – the two parts are added together to make the ‘whole’. Today, we will continue to look at part-whole models using objects to help us. Please have a flick through the images below to see some different examples.
Once the children have had a look at these examples, can they try to use objects from around your home (e.g. lego, cars, dried pasta) to create their own examples? Alternatively, they could draw part-whole models on a piece of paper and draw dots in each section instead. Please share these with me using Seesaw, or via email!
Working from home is likely to mean more time spent on computers, tablets and the internet. Therefore it is incredibly important to ensure you are being safe whilst you are online. Please take some time to look at the documents below to make sure you are doing everything you can to stay safe online!
Review the sound cards from yesterday and then ask your child to have a go at spelling the following words:
There is also another story to have a look at below...
For English today, please listen to our new text, ‘Harry and the Dinosaurs First Sleepover’ (video clip below!). Once you have listened to the story, please encourage your child to write a list of all the items they would take if they were going for a sleepover. It would be great if they could try and use some adjectives (describing words) too! This writing task is attached below.
We are going to continue developing our understanding of the part-whole model today. In particular, we will be looking more closely at the addition symbol. Please have a look at the following video for your session today: https://vimeo.com/462716121
There is also a task to complete. This is attached below.
In Science we have been learning all about the four seasons. Today, we are going to learn some facts about autumn. Please have a look through the powerpoint presentation which is attached below. There are several discussion points throughout this powerpoint - please enjoy these discussions with your child.
If it is safe and you are able to do so, please collect some autumnal objects from your garden with your child. Then, ask them to have a go at creating a piece of art work with these objects. I have included some examples below. Have fun!
Story time with Mrs Carr
Enjoy listening to Supertato with Mrs Carr. She misses you all lots!
In our phonics session today, we will be learning all about the sound 'ou'. I have tried to record a video that is similar in style to the way our phonics lessons would run in school. However, it was a little bit different for me without any children to hear! Here it goes...
Have another listen to ‘Harry and the Dinosaurs First Sleepover’. Can you create a story map to show what happens in the story? Perhaps you could then retell the story to a sibling or to a grown-up. There is a template attached below but if you’d like to complete this in your own way, then please do so.
Have you noticed any patterns in your number sentences when you are using the part-whole model? Have you noticed that we use the same three numbers for each new example? This is called a fact family! Please have a look at the following video for an introduction to fact families: https://vimeo.com/465032733
There is also a task and a challenge question to complete. These are attached below. Be careful to check where the equals sign is - it might catch you out!
Have a go at some of these activities and have some fun. Perhaps you could make up your own fitness routine too!
Story time with Mrs Brady
A big hello from Mrs Brady! She really loves this story and wanted to share it all with you. Enjoy.
Thursday 15th October
Today we will be reviewing the sound 'ir'. Towards the end of the session, your child will need to read the text 'A Bad Fox' (this is shown below the video) and then they will write a sentence. This is all explained in the video as well.
We are going to continue with our learning using the text ‘Harry and the Dinosaurs First Sleepover’. For today’s activity, you will find some sentences linked to the story but there are some words missing! Can you use the word banks to select the correct word in order to complete the sentences?
Today you will be finding bonds for numbers within ten. Please begin by looking at the following video: https://vimeo.com/463891935. Remember, you can pause this video at any time or even rewind it to go over a concept again. Please have a look at the activities below in order to complete the session.
I have also attached a number line showing numerals and number words from 0-20. By the end of Year 1, we should all be able to read and spell these. It would be fabulous if you could spend a bit of time practising these at any time!
In R.E we have been learning about Christianity. What can your child tell you about the features of a church? What might they see if they went inside a church? Have a look through the following powerpoint presentation and then complete the task at the end which is to design a leaflet/poster all about your local church. What is it called? Can you label the different parts of the church? Please share your leaflet/poster with us on Seesaw!
Friday 16th October
Start your day off with some fab GoNoodle moves!
Today we are reviewing the 'igh' sound. There is also a book to read after this session. You will find the book below this video.
I would like you to imagine that you are going to invite someone for a sleepover party at your house. What will you do? What games will you play? What will you eat?
Today’s learning task is to plan your sleepover party! Please have a look at the template design below but feel free to create a plan in your own style if you wish to! Have fun.
Mrs Lidgard starts off our Maths session today... She's trying hard to remember how to count but she needs a little bit of help. Can you help her?
Today we are going to begin to learn systematic methods for number bonds within 10. The following video will help to introduce this method to the children: https://vimeo.com/463893092
Please then complete the activities below. Can you create any more at home? We would love to see what you can do – please share them on Seesaw or via email!
Here are some activities which are all linked to being positive. Of course, if you would like to write these down on a different piece of paper, that's absolutely fine.
Well done for working so hard this week. Be proud.
Have a wonderful weekend,
Mrs Lidgard and Mrs Brady
Monday 19th October
It's time for some GoNoodle to help you get ready for learning!
This week we are going to continue our learning based on 'Harry and the Dinosaurs First Sleepover'. Today, we would like you to design and describe a new pair of pyjamas to wear at your sleepover party! Think carefully about what you would like these to look like and try to use lots of exciting adjectives.
What colour will your pyjamas be? Will they have your favourite book characters on them? What about your favourite superheroes? Will they be short or long? Fluffy or soft?
Have a look at the template below. I am looking forward to reading your super sentences. Remember: capital letters, finger spaces and full stops!
Today we are going to be learning all about number bonds to 10. Please begin by having a look at the following video https://vimeo.com/463894279. Remember that you can pause the video at any time so that you can have a go at working out the answers. Please use practical resources along the way if you feel that these help. Remember that the bar model is another way of showing parts and whole numbers, with each part being a different size depending on how big or small the number is.
Once you have looked at the video, please try the task below.
Tuesday 20th October
Start your day off with some GoNoodle moves!
Today's activity is to write all about your sleepover party! You will need to imagine what happened at your sleepover party... Did you manage to do everything you planned? What games did you play? Did you sleep well?
In the document below, you will find a page which looks just like the story map from last week. This is where the children can create a story map of their very own sleepover! On page 2, they will then need to write sentences to match each picture.
Today we are going to compare number bonds. The children will need to use the terms ‘greater than/more than’, ‘fewer than/less than’ and ‘equal to’. They will also need to recognise the mathematical symbols for these terms which are: >, < or =. Please begin by looking at the following video: https://vimeo.com/463895735
There is then a task to complete below.
Story Time with Miss Bone - Elmer
As some of you know, Miss Bone's favourite animal is an elephant. Here is a story which Miss Bone loved when she was at school(!) and she still loves it today.
Wednesday 21st October
Move and groove along to GoNoodle!
For English today I would like the children to become authors! I would like them to write a new adventure story for Harry and the dinosaurs - how exciting! Please have a look at the writing template below but feel free to use your own resources too. The children will need to draw the front cover of their story on the first page and also include the title of their new story here too. Please encourage the children to think carefully about what could happen in their story before they write it down. They will need to think about how stories are structured with a beginning, a middle and an end. I can't wait to read their stories!
Example titles could be:
Harry and the Dinosaurs in Autumn
Harry and the Dinosaurs Go Fishing
Harry and the Dinosaurs Go Camping
Harry and the Dinosaurs on Holiday
Today the children will begin to understand word problems which are linked to addition (as well as their knowledge of number bonds to ten). Please begin by looking at the following video: https://vimeo.com/466112329
The children may need some help with reading the word problems today. Please encourage them to use practical objects to help them work out the answers to questions.
There is also a challenge question to complete today!
Thursday 22nd October
Kick start your day with some fun exercises!
We have now completed our 'Harry and the Dinosaurs' English topic. Well done to all the children for their super robot, dinosaur and pyjama designs, their ability to sequence and retell stories and for their comprehension skills this term!
For our last English session, I have provided some activities which link to our learning in Science. You will find an autumn word search, a writing activity about each season and also a writing template for the children to write about their favourite season. It would be great if the children could extend their sentences with some conjunctions such as 'and' or 'because'. There is also a Halloween word search to finish off with!
In today’s maths session, the children will be continuing their learning on addition. This time, they will be learning how to add more. Please begin by using this video: https://vimeo.com/466113127 and then complete the task below.
There are a number of word problems again today so your child may need further support in order to read them.
In R.E we have learnt that a church is a Christian place of worship. In History, we have been learning about St Botolph's Church, otherwise known as Boston Stump! Today, we would like the children to see if they can recall the things that can be seen on the outside of a church and also the items that can be found inside a church. The powerpoint below (which you used last week) will help to refresh this knowledge. There is also a labelling worksheet which the children have used already in class... we wonder if they can refresh their memory with this too!
Once these tasks have been completed, we thought it would be fun for the children to create their own 'junk model' church or Boston Stump! The children could use empty boxes and cartons to do this. Some examples are shown below. Have fun!
This week we have been exploring ordinal numbers from 1st to 10th in maths. The children really enjoyed the opportunity to collect natural materials to sort for this particular activity. They worked in groups to collect a variety of materials, twigs, leaves and stones that they could use to test each others mathematical skills.
They really have risen to the challenge in maths and shown their amazing abilities, they've even been teaching me a few moves when it comes to counting and dancing, and we've learnt so much already.
Welcome to Woodpeckers Class!
Wow! We have had a wonderful start to the school year! All of the children have really impressed us with their behaviour, their resilience to change and, of course, their love of learning. It has been wonderful to see friends reunited again after such a long time. We have certainly had a classroom full of smiles!
Mrs Brady will be teaching the class on a Monday and Tuesday and Mrs Lidgard will teach on a wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
We started our first couple of days in Year 1 with Art and PSHE activities. We have developed our own class rules, we have thought about who we can talk to if we have a problem or if we are feeling worried (both at home and in school) and we have talked about the changes in school which will help to keep us safe.
We have loved being creative! We painted self-portraits which will be displayed in the corridor for everyone to see. We area all very impressed with the artistic flair we have seen in lots of children.
The past few months have certainly been a challenge and we understand that the journeys you have faced as families are all very different. We are gradually introducing more formal learning but we will gauge this according to the needs of the children.
We hope you have all received a copy of the Year 1 newsletter. We will attach a copy onto this webpage too. A few further details are outlined below.
Mrs Freeston and Mrs Wroblewska --- are our TAs . Mrs Freeston works Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and Mrs Wroblewska works on Thursday and Friday. Mrs Ferguson and Ms Janisewska will also support us over the course of some afternoons each week.
Our PE days are Monday and Wednesday and Redaing books are changed on a Tuesday and Friday.