Mrs Amos and Mrs McGlone/Miss Greeves Mrs Bate and Mrs Brown
Donaldson Class 1A Hargreaves Class 1B
Welcome to Year 1's class page
Welcome to Year 1. We are looking forward to an exciting year of learning and fun. Here is some information that we hope you will find useful for this term, please make an appointment or email us should you have any other questions.
CORONAVIRUS - HOME LEARNING INFORMATION
Hello to the amazing Year 1s and their families,
We are missing you lots! We hope that you are enjoying the sunshine and looking after yourselves. A massive WELL DONE to you all for working hard at home and keeping upbeat!
We are aware that a few of you will be coming back to school from 2nd June 2020 - we look forward to seeing you. Some things around school have had to change, please look at the powerpoint to see how.
If you are not returning yet, we will be continuing to put learning and activities on Seesaw for you. You could look at the powerpoint, as some of these things may still be in place when you do return to school.
The powerpoint is called - Welcome back Covid 19 (it may appear at the bottom of this page)
As always, if we can help in anyway, do contact us at email@example.com or on our individual email addresses.
Keep smiling, keep safe and keep healthy!
Mrs Amos and Mrs Bate x
While we are waiting for our Seesaw subscription to be renewed, please find home learning on this page. When you have completed it, you can send it back to us via the Year 1 email address.
We will upload the same work for home as we are completing in class.
Week beginning 1st June 2020
MATHS - Please find Maths for the week beginning 1st June attached to the bottom of this page. These are the video links for each activity:
Sort 3D shapes - https://vimeo.com/420581162
Recognise and 2D shapes - https://vimeo.com/420581449
Sort 2D shapes - https://vimeo.com/420581566
Patterns with 2D and 3D shapes - https://vimeo.com/420698416
SPaG - See bottom of page - there are 2 sheets (2nd June and 4th June)
RE - Introduction to Judaism Powerpoint. Tell someone else the main facts from the powerpoint - See bottom of page
English - We are looking at the story 'Man on the moon' Simon Bartram.
We will be doing a variety of different writing around this book, you could have a go at this at home.
Tuesday - Retell the story in your own words.
Wednesday - Describe an alien using adjectives (see alien below)
Thursday - Send a postcard from the moon to a person of your choice (see postcard below)
Friday - My trip to the moon - imagine you are going to the moon and tell us what is happening (see moon paper below)
Science - Linked to our story, we are looking at the recent rocket launch the ISS. Watch the link if you haven't seen it and then complete a Diamond 9 to say what you would take with you. (see link below)
We will also be looking at the planets in our solar system and the moon in more detail.
ART - Make a moon picture. Can you add a space rocket and some aliens (just for fun)?
Or try to make the split pin astronaut (see below attachment)
Our school is now closed. Only children of Key workers who
have no other means of childcare are to attend.
Please find information below about your child's learning in Year 1 this term. Please also refer to main school page for further links or the Year R page for other resources.
WE ARE NOW ON SEESAW - Please see text sent 26.03.20. Go to https://app.seesaw.me on a computer, or install the seesaw class app on an iOS or Android device. Choose 'I'm a student' and type in the letters given to you via email. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a code.
UPDATED INFO -
BBC Home learning - The BBC website is now providing daily lessons in Maths, English and a Foundation Subject. There are lots of great videos and activities which can be found via this link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zjpqqp3/year-1-lessons/1
Speech and Language - Any parents with children who find speech and language hard or would just like something new to try involving talking, please check out the games and activities on the link below. This was given to us by the Speech and Language team.
Understanding - A new book has been released to help children to understand the Coronavirus, it is illustrated by Axel Sheffler and is free. https://nosycrow.com/blog/released-today-free-information-book-explaining-coronavirus-children-illustrated-gruffalo-illustrator-axel-scheffler?fbclid=IwAR2XMdHkfFodyhzXLpoEIYPtXBVURDjoyDjK8xvkq3uBdPucRBXf5HG-EXc
GENERAL HELP -
MATHS We are working on weight and capacity, position and direction, place value and then measurements (money and time)
In Literacy, we are focusing on spelling the high frequency words (red words) and using conjunctions. Please use the Twinkl link below to look for activities and resources for this, ensuring that the focus is on Year 1 aged work. e.g. search 'year 1 High frequency words'
Support for writing -
READING - Below is a link to support reading at home. There are over 100 online books, some are read aloud. Please continue to enjoy sharing books together and encourage your child to talk about stories, characters, settings and plots.
A kingsnorth CEP Youtube page - Watch Mrs Savage, and others, read a story
ACCELERATED READER - For those children who are on Accelerated Reader, please use the link below to enable your child to continue to take quizzes whilst they are not at school.
To find books in your child's reading range, please use this book finder:
PHONICS - Please visit the Oxford Owl website https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/ where you can find the following resources to help support your child's reading development:
- 72 free eBooks matched to Read Write Inc. Phonics Storybooks
- 62 Speed Sounds practice sheets
- 28 Ditty practice sheets
- Parent information booklets
- 8 Speedy Green Words slideshows
These will be added over the coming days/weeks to the At Home section of Oxford Owl for parents (so no subscription needed).
Please continue to look at the Read Write Inc items on Oxford Owl.
The video below gives a demonstration on how to teach complex sounds
An attachment below will provide some foundation subject ideas and activities.
PE - The amount of daily physical activity for children in KS1 is 60 minutes. We have added some links below of some relevant websites that can help with ideas to support this
http://www.bodycoach.com Live daily every morning on youtube
Wellbeing - Please see information from YoungMinds about talking to children with anxieties in this difficult time.
Hand washing song - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9VjeIWLnEg
PSHE - Some free resources from Jigsaw our PSHE programme of study.
Taken from the website - A Jigsaw gift for families - Expecting that children and families are likely to be spending more time than usual together at home in the coming weeks, we would like to offer Jigsaw schools some of our Jigsaw Families Programme materials for free.
You are welcome to share these with your families with Jigsaw’s compliments. We hope they can share the stories (audio files) and the Calm Me times (audio files) from two of the sessions. These stories align with the Jigsaw PSHE Dreams and Goals and Healthy Me Puzzles and are suitable for children aged 5+.
Please share the link:
The Password: home (in lowercase)
PLEASE take great care and look after yourselves
Our email address are on the bottom of the termly newsletters
The Year 1 team
- Wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
- Always wash your hands when you get home or into work/school
- Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
- Put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
- Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
If you suspect you have symptoms:
- try to keep at least 2 metres (3 steps) from other people in your home, particularly people over 70, or those with long-term health conditions
- ask friends, family and delivery services to deliver things like food shopping and medicines but leave them outside
- sleep alone, if possible
- regularly wash your hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds
- drink plenty of water and take everyday painkillers, such as paracetamol, to help with your symptoms
- do not have visitors (ask people to leave deliveries outside)
- do not leave your home, for example to go for a walk, to school or to public places
Maths – In Maths we follow the White Rose hub schemes of learning.
This term we will be looking at counting in 2s, 5s and 10s and measurement. Children will be given opportunities to measure suing both standard and non-standard units. To help at home you could use websites such as
to help the children to practise counting forwards and backwards in 2s, 5s and 10s. You can also find activities on these websites for practising measuring length, height, weight and volume.
English – We follow Ruth Miskin's Read Write Inc
We have now started our new Read, Write Inc groups. These will run from Monday to Thursday each week. On a Friday, the children will practise the skills they have learnt in an extended piece of writing. This term we will be continuing to focus on using conjunctions in sentences, including and, because, but and so. We will also be continuing to use adjectives to make their writing more exciting. To help at home you could
- Practise the RWInc sounds
- Encourage your child to read shorter words speedily
- Listen to your child read daily
- Practise correct letter formation
- Talk to your child about any new vocabulary you come across in books
RE - In RE we follow the Understanding Christianity scheme
This term we will be continuing to learn about Christianity. The big question is 'Why is Easter important to Christians?'. we will be exploring the idea of salvation and how Jesus was sent to save God's people.
This term we will be focusing on net and wall games and gymnastics. Each term we will complete a block of PE lessons every afternoon for one week It is really important that your child has correct PE uniform including outdoor PE wear.
Dark tracksuit or jogging bottoms
Dark sweatshirt/school fleece (No hoodies)
Earrings may not be worn during PE lessons. Please remove before school unless your child is able to remove them, themselves.
These are the dates of our block weeks for terms 5 and 6:
Week beginning 20/04/20
Week beginning 22/06/20
Our topic this term is using simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the geography of our school and its grounds. We will be studying maps, photographs and map keys, whilst also learning about the use of a compass.
In science this term we will be learning about classifying animals including humans. We will learn the difference between vertebrates and invertebrates and will sort animals into the 6 main groups.