Welcome to Year 1
Information for Autumn 2020
Your teachers are Mrs Leadbeater (Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays) and Mrs Goncalves (Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays).
Your teaching assistants are Mrs Berney and Miss Forbes.
Timings for the School Day:
Lunch- 11:45-12:30 (Play at 11:45 and Eat at 12:10)
If your child has siblings in school, all children will arrive at the earliest start time and leave at the latest end time (see the table below). Doors will open 5 minutes before for all.
Foundation & Nursery
Years 1 & 2
Years 3 & 4
Years 5 & 6
11:45 – 12:30
Eat @ 11:45
Play @ 12:10
11:45 – 12:30
Play @ 11:45
Eat @ 12:10
12:15 – 1.00
Eat @ 12:15
Play @ 12:35
12:15 – 1.00
Play @ 12:15
Eat @ 12:35
PE will be on Thursdays. Please remember to send your child to school wearing their P.E. kit and also remove any jewellery, such as earrings, for this day.
As a reminder, PE kit needs to be:
Reading Folder Day
We will be changing reading books once a week only due to the current Covid regulations. Our reading folder day will be a Tuesday. Please do not send anything into school on any other day.
A homework menu will be sent home at the beginning of each term. Please complete the tasks throughout the term and send us photographs of things you have made. You can email these to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. We will look forward to seeing what you get up to.
Home Learning for children currently in isolation
Letters and Sounds
Our phonemes and graphemes this week are:
Find and practice these sounds using our Time to Read sheets which you can find in the Letters and Sounds section below. These are phase 3 sounds.
Watch these lessons to learn the sounds-
air, ure, er
Our fast words this week are:
Please practice writing them alone and within sentences.
In English, we are thinking about the mouse character in our Gigantic Turnip story. To access a retelling of the story find the link below. The mouse is currently missing so can you make a Lost and Found poster to help us find him? Perhaps you can use some words that describe the mouse to help in the search!
In Maths, we are learning to compare numbers, counting one less than a given number and are introducing symbols. Here is the link to the home learning page with helpful videos for the children to watch:
Find activity sheets in the Maths section below.
For reading please continue to work on the book you have at home and refer to Oxford Owl website noticing this week's phonemes and working on the children's understanding of the text.
Class Log in:
In Science we are exploring our senses and this week is taste. Explore some food at home and complete the sheet below.
We will continue to provide work via Purple Mash and look forward to seeing the children's progress here! Look for the '2 Dos'.
The Government have set up a website for Home Learning https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-key-stage/key-stage-1
Please also continue to work from the Homework Menu provided below for the Autumn term.
In every child's reading record, there will be a username and password to enable access to the fabulous Purple Mash resources. There are lots of interactive games and programs for the children to use to continue practising many skills that we have learnt in class throughout the curriculum areas. You can access Purple Mash using most devices.
If your child s struggling to understand the current situation this is a nice book explaining all about the Coronavirus in child friendly language by the illustrator of the Gruffalo.
Useful Learning Resources
Oak National Academy
Twinkl Daily Lessons
English Mastery Units
Fun Science Experiments to try at home
Classroom Secrets free resources
Teachers Pet Classroom Resources
Carol Vorderman Maths lessons has lots of free resources
Spread the Happiness TV is streaming live 'Dough Discos' each day at 9:30 am
Oxford Owl has lots of free books to read
Audible are offering free books during school closure
Joe Wickes PE- Joe Wickes is live streaming PE each morning Mon-Fri at 9:00 am
Mental Maths Train Game
Shape Patterns game
Twinkl have lots of amazing resources
World Book Online have just made their fabulous collection of over 3,000 ebooks and audiobooks available for free for children to access at home. They have books suitable for all ages. Click on the following link to access them.
White Rose Maths Hub have designed a series of lessons which they are releasing each week. Every lesson comes with a short video showing you clearly and simply how to help your child to complete the activity successfully.
Go Noodle are offering free videos to support physical and emotional well-being. Lots of fun activities the children love to join in with at school.
See our Fab Phonics section below for Letters and Sounds activities.
Oxford Owl Reading Books
The Oxford Owl website has an excellent selection of reading books to read at home. There are also accompanying activities too. You can access them from most devices. Our class log in to access these brilliant resources is:
Fab Phonics in Year 1!
In year 1, we love phonics! We are working hard to learn our letter sounds in our reading and in our writing. We have fun reading 'alien' and 'nonsense' words using our fab phonics to decode the word.
Here are some useful links to support learning phonics at home. Have fun :)
Here are some handy letters and sounds links ...
Topic Work (History/Geography, Art/DT)
This term, our topic is 'We Are Authors'. We will be learning about the 4 parts of the UK and their capital cities as well as exploring some of their famous landmarks. The Authors that we will be studying include Allan Ahlberg, Chae Strathie, Jonny Duddle and Elizabeth Zunon. We will be comparing and contrasting South Africa to the UK and looking at human and physical features. Other facts we will learn include learning the names of the 7 continents and 5 oceans.
In Art and DT, we will be looking at work by the artist 'Paul Klee' and creating our own 'Paul Klee' inspired Artwork and in DT, we will be making some moving pictures.