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A humungous hello to you all!
We would like to say a enormous THANK YOU to all of you for your support, messages and understanding during this very difficult time. We miss your children's smiles, laughs, personalities so, so much and we think of them every single day. Whether you have been doing the home learning packs, whether you have been cooking, playing, sharing stories, giving extra cuddles, doing arts and crafts, smiling, laughing... we thank you for everything you are doing for your children to help them feel safe and loved in a world which we have never experienced before. As we are sure you are aware today would have been the last day before Easter Holidays; so we have a few jobs we'd like you to complete over the 2 week break.
1 - have fun
2 - stay safe
3 - be silly
4 - check in on those you care about; email, text, write a letter, Facebook
5 - hug, smile, laugh more than you ever normally would; in a world where everything is different home can be the safe, happy and constant place which is filled with lovely memories
6 - most importantly, stuff your faces full of delicious chocolate!!!
We miss your children SO SO much, from the bottom of our hearts we cannot wait to see and speak to you all again!! We will be back in touch properly after the Easter holidays; but if we spot any awesome activities we will post them on here for you all to see.
Stay safe and look out for each other,
Lots of love
Miss Wright and Mrs Williams
Welcome to Year One home learning page.
Through this page we hope to keep you updated with relevant links to websites/ games/ online resources to support you in helping your children while at home. We will also try and model maths, phonics and writing to help as much as we can via the website.
Remember; learning can take place in many forms - playing games, role play, singing, dancing, play doh, painting, sharing a story with your child, going on a shape hunt around the home, baking, go for walks so long as you're not in isolation (being cautious of social distancing) and many more opportunities - feel free to take photos to show us when we return; and don't feel restricted by the work that we have sent home.
Most importantly we hope that all of you and your children are well and safe and that they enjoy their time learning with you at home; we will miss you all SO SO much while you are not in school and cannot wait to see you all again!
Below is some helpful information about what year one 'looks like' and some useful website/ video links to support their learning. We will endeavour to update this page daily with helpful tips or new links as we find them!
As always - we thank you for your continued support!
For reading - use the oxford owl login that was in your packs; share stories with your children, lots of people are doing a 'share a story; via youtube - your children could write a story and share it with you or siblings. For us as teachers; children knowing their 'special friends' and all the phonics sounds is what is key for year 1. If you want to challenge your children - read a story and then ask some questions about what they have read:
retrieval - where they can FIND the answer in the book; Who dropped the eggs? Who said _______?
inference - where they have to THINK and use their initiative to answer; How do you think ____ is feeling? How do you know? What tells us that....
We have sent home a maths booklet - feel free to work your way through this - but maths can be done really practically at home too. If would be good if children could be introduced to the terms 'tens' and 'ones' understanding that for numbers more than 10, there are tens and ones which make us a 2 digit numbers.
Topmarks website is a key source of games which can be linked to any level of ability.
Tuesday 24th March
Home Learning Packs and resources
Below are some additional resource which you may find useful; you can use them as discussion point with your children, please don't feel the need to print them off! Some of these are in your learning packs too! If you have a printer print whatever you would like your child to complete; don't panic if you don't though as your packs will suffice.
Wednesday 25th March
Another day where lovely sunny weather is predicted! But wrap up warm as it is still a bit chilly...
How about having a go at creating some artwork using natural material. You could create pictures of people, animals, flowers trees or even write messages! When you go for a walk, take a bag with you and collect sticks, leaves, seeds etc (But please don't break branches or leaves off any plants or trees - they need them!)
If you have a front garden you could create art for people to look at and enjoy as they walk past - No garden? No problem - create your artwork on a piece of paper or an opened out cardboard box. We can wait to see what you create!
If you fancy staying indoors why not experiment with some lego stamping art - you could create pictures of things you love or have a go at making repeating patterns using shape and colour!
Friday 27th March
Week 2 - Beginning 30/3/2020
Ease yourselves into a new week (it's hard for our children too, not just us); why not do something creative? Please don't feel pressured to 'force' your child to complete all the work we sent home, use this time to teach your child life skills instead; cooking, building a den, crafts... below are some suggestions which might help you decide... remember talking with your child, being there for them can be just as educational as 'school work'
To all of your children;
we are STILL proud of you;