I have attached some Power points, video clips and interactive games to support the home learning booklets starting on June 29th.
Our topics are Africa, multiplication and money and a pirate story called Sayeeda.
Mrs Ingamell's has asked me to tell you about this year's
Obviously it will be very different BUT exciting too.
I have attached all the documents you need below to enter the great Hawthorn Tree SOCK Sports Day! Yes you did read that correctly - this year's Sports Day is all about socks!!
Please have a look at the activities, Mrs Ingamells will hopefully be loading some videos of how to do each activity on Monday, but there are explanations on the sheets for each activity.
Once you have completed your activity sheet and filled in your scores you should send that sheet back to school so all the scores can be added together for each team.
Read Write Inc online learning
We are very excited that Read Write Inc have started doing online lessons on their youtube site (follow the link below).
Children in year 1 should be recapping on set 2 sounds and then learning set 3 sounds. Your child in school would be doing speed sounds, followed by word time reading and then spelling as the phonics element of their English lesson, before they practise reading a book. The RWI youtube channel are doing a new set of lessons each day, which are then available for 24 hours so your child can do them at any point during the day. Watch all three videos in order, your child will just need a pencil and paper to spell some words.
All children are working at a different level so if your child is still not secure in their set 1 sounds (single sounds of the alphabet and the special friends sh, ch, th, qu, ng, nk) then show them the set 1 videos daily. If your child is secure with these move onto set 2 sounds, then set 3 videos. If your child really enjoys them, they could do set 2 and set 3 videos, or set 1 and 2 videos if needed.
They should really enjoy the routine of doing RWI again, just as we did at school. We hope your child is retaining the sounds we have learnt and enjoying applying them in any reading or writing they are doing. If you have any problems or need guidance on the RWI phonics, please e-mail me on firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have just discovered a nice set of resources from The Royal Mint.
They have Peter Rabbit interactive games, a competition to design a new 50p coin, some Paddington Bear colouring activities and lots more...
Just an idea that some of the class might enjoy whilst working from home.
Some of the resources are aimed at KS2 so might be of interest to older siblings/family.
The School Games Active Championships is a national activity campaign to help young people across the UK to #StayInWorkOut using the video-based platform powered by TopYa!. New challenges will be available every Monday, Wednesday and Friday to engage with.
Primary and secondary-aged children can join the School Games Active Championships at any time with free active challenges being set via videos within a designated School Games version of the TopYa! Active app. All they need to do is download the app, register as a player and type in the Invite Code 23880.
Children practise the challenges, then submit their best video using a mobile device to receive personal coaching feedback from the TopYa! team of experienced virtual coaches. Points are earned for each video submitted, leading to climbing leaderboards and winning prizes!
The TopYa! Active app is committed to online safety and meets rigorous COPPA and GDPR safeguarding standards. No one can communicate within the app. All children can do to communicate with one another is give each other a virtual ‘high-five’, which functions like a social media ‘like’.
Video content is suitable for young people of all ages and abilities, with regular submissions from National Governing Bodies of Sport.
If you are under 13 years old, ask your parent or guardian set up the TopYa! Active account first, and then create player (child) accounts afterwards.
Teachers and SGOs:
When downloading TopYa! Active for the first time from the App Store or Google Play:
If you already have a TopYa! Active account:
Create your own account, and then create your young person's account(s). Skip the invite process and simply tell them their username or let them use your device to submit challenges. (They need your permission to use the app if they are younger than 13). All activity on the app is COPPA and GDPR compliant, providing a safe online space for children to complete skill challenges, upload videos and get thoughtful virtual coaching feedback.
Follow these steps:
Good morning. I hope you're all safe and well.
I have uploaded the list of words that the children in Year 1 are expected to read (without sounding out) and spell from memory. These are from our new curriculum. Some of the words are tricky and therefore the children will just have to remember the spelling patterns rather than sounding out to help them spell them.
This term we have done some observational drawings of a poppy. Firstly, the children drew a sketch using 'lines', then they drew it again, but they used crayons to colour it in. After this, they drew another poppy and they used felt tip pens to help give their picture 'form'. We talked about how this helps to make the picture look 3D rather than 2D or flat. Lastly, they used charcoal to draw and shade their poppy. We used smudging to help us with this.
Today the children painted a poppy, holding a paintbrush in their hand (as normal). Then they tried to paint another poppy. This time they were only allowed use their feet to hold the paintbrush. The determination and perseverance was amazing! Thoroughly enjoyed by everyone.
During our Science Investigation. We introduced the terminology... predict/ prediction and explored what this means. The children were asked what they thought would happen to the pine cones when 1 was left in a jug of air, another placed in a container of cold water and the last one in a container of warm water. We had to use the conjunction 'because' to help us think about and explain why we thought our prediction would happen.
Once the predictions were completed, we did our experiment to find out. Checking the pine cones every 10 minutes and discussing any changes that we could see. We had some very good predictions ranging from ' it will melt because it is wet', 'they will lose their seeds because they are upside down' to 'it will grow because it is wet..
The children wrote some very detailed explanations of what happened as well. We are VERY proud of them because this is tricky and they all approached this activity with maturity and a natural curiosity. They genuinely were intrigued to find out what happened and why.
We found out that the ones in water closed up tight, with the pine cone in the cold water remaining closed for the longest afterwards.
This week we have been comparing groups of objects using the vocabulary 'greater than', 'less than' and 'equal to'.
Hello everyone and thank you for looking at our class page. I would like to welcome you and your child to our amazing class and school! I feel very lucky to be able to support your child through their learning journey, in Year 1. My name is Mrs Pellatt and I am supported by Mrs Freeston and Mrs Wroblewska. When I am out of class; preparing exciting learning opportunities for your child, Mrs Stones supports Mrs Wroblewska and this is on a Friday afternoon.
Our spelling day is a Wednesday. Each week, your child will bring home a folder with their spellings inside. Please encourage your child to practice their spellings every week as this really does have an amazing effect on their learning. They will also have a small yellow book inside their folder. This is for you to see how your child did in their test. Please do not allow your child to write in this book outside of school, as these are only for their spelling tests. Can the spelling folders be kept inside your child's book bag.
Our P.E. day is a Tuesday afternoon. Please ensure that all items of their P.E. kit is labelled. The P.E. kits will need to stay in school until the end of each small term. If your child has earrings in, we will carefully put tape around them during a P.E. lesson.
Reading books and Reading Records will need to come to school everyday. We value and read parental comments in the records. It allows us to understand how well your child is doing with their reading whilst at home. We place children on a book band, which is pitched to their phonic and reading comprehension ability. Reading is very important to children's development. Without this skill, they will find the rest of the curriculum difficult to access.
Thank you, please contact myself or the classes supporting staff, for any further information.