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W/B - Monday 1st June
This is my 5th update so far; I can’t believe it has been this long we haven’t been in school. I hope you’re all keeping well and surviving the lockdown – the sun definitely helps!
I hope you are finding the work and activities suitable and accessible. I have dropped a few packs of work off for those who need them so if you would also like some print outs please get in touch with the office and I will get them sorted as soon as I can for you.
Below, I have added another writing task – The Wonky Donkey. I would love to see what the children come up with. If you could email or tweet me what they get up to with this task, I would really appreciate it. Don’t forget, if your child isn’t confident in writing, you could help them or they could speak/act it out. Follow your child’s lead and see where they take you.
Thank you to those who have sent pictures in or shared on twitter, I have been really impressed with what the children have been up to. I have added some more pictures on the bottom of the page. Keep sending them in, I really do enjoy the updates.
As always, if there is anything you need, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Take care and stay safe.
W/B – Monday 18th May
I hope you are all keeping well and happy. It was lovely catching up with some families last week and look forward to contacting more of you this week coming. As most of you will now be aware, our school will be open as of June 1st but only for children of key workers and vulnerable children. These are following our Local Authority guidelines and as soon as we receive more guidance, we will pass this onto you.
It is lovely to see more children accessing the online learning platforms we have set up for you. For those that are using them, have found it useful and have said it is helping to support their children’s learning at home. If you are still unsure how to access any of them or having problems then please let us know.
Please find below more activities you can be doing at home should you wish. If you would like these activities but can’t print off then just email email@example.com at school and we will get a little pack sent out to you.
As half term would be coming up, I thought I would set a little writing task. Please see the ‘Stick Man’ activity below. I would love to see or even hear some of the short pieces of writing from the children, even if supported by an adult. If you don’t have the book/film of ‘Stick Man’ by Julia Donaldson then you will be able to find videos of both online (I’ve just a quick check now.) The children don’t have to use the template given, they can be as creative as they like with this task. They could even create a stick man themselves – I wonder what they would dress him in and perhaps his family too? They could make their own family into a stick family and write about them. Hopefully, you will be able to use this as a fun activity to take whichever way your child wishes. If you only get a sentence or a few written words from them then that’s great. Let me know how you get on; email and/or tweet us. We really do love to see what the children are up to. I am missing them lots.
If there is anything else then please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Take care and stay safe.
W/B – Monday 4th May
May the 4th be with you! J I hope you are all well and keeping safe. It was lovely speaking with you all last week; if I didn’t manage to get in touch and you need anything from me please don’t hesitate to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org. I can either call again or email whichever is easiest.
Great to see some of you have accessed our online learning. Lovely to read the feedback on Maths with Parents and see the photos of your children and their work. I will keep adding activities on there; feel free to do as much or as little as you wish. Don’t forget the free reading website Epic - This is a great way to get reading with the children. They can listen to some of the books by themselves, you can read to them and some of your children may even be able to read to you.
Read with phonics is another great resource where your children will be able to play phonics games to help them revise the sounds they already know and perhaps even have a go at a few new sounds. They have played this in school so should recognise the format. Don’t forget you will need to download the app to access this one. The log in details are in my previous update.
There are also some great daily lessons on BBC bitesize website https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize and there is a great website called Oak National Academy - https://www.thenational.academy/ - which has some lovely sessions that were created by teachers particularly for our current circumstances – lockdown! In the ‘Foundation’ section they currently have some lovely lessons on investigating colours, textures and materials. If you do decide to do some activities from here I would love a little tweet showing me the children’s work.
As always, my door (or email) is always open and should you need anything then please do get in touch.
Take care, Mrs B
p.s. I have also added a few extra activities below to use as you wish.
W/B - Monday 27th April
I will provide a fuller update next week but just popping a few links on below that should hopefully give you a few extra things to do if you are not already accessing them.
Please keep tweeting and emailing in, it really is lovely to see what you are all up to and see the children's smiley faces.
Any problems then don't forget you can email in to email@example.com.
Spelling Shed - hopefully you should all have the correct log ins now but let us know if you don't.
Numbots - again, let us know if you're having difficulties logging in.
Maths with parents -
To Sign Up
1) Visit http://www.mathswithparents.com
2) Click the Log In button, then the New Parent button
3) Enter your child’s class code
4) Enter details about you and your child and click Confirm
Class: Year 1
Class Code: 165639
Read with phonics - you will need to download the Read with Phonics app (free) and then input the log in details.
Oxford Owl - there are some fantastic free reading ebooks along with activities that I am sure the children will love accessing.
Epic - This is another reading site that your child may enjoy. I will add books on regularly that you can read with your child, some of them may even be able to read the books themselves. You can either download the free app or go online on an laptop or computer. All you need to do is go to https://www.getepic.com/ click on STUDENTS and then enter the class code - lbq0194 and find your child.
W/B - Monday 20th April, 2020.
I hope you have been keeping well and safe. I have really enjoyed seeing your tweets and receiving your updates on email; keep them coming! I would love to see if anyone managed to make a moving vehicle? If you did, please tweet or email in and I can share.
I have added more things below for you to do at home should you wish. Again, please don’t feel like this is compulsory. If your days consist of lots of play and not much (or any) school work but you and your children are happy then that is the most important thing.
I have added some more phonics work from phase 2 to phase 5 should you wish to do some practice. We had only started a few phase 5 sounds so please don’t worry if your child doesn’t recognise or struggles with them.
I have also put some extra bits of activities on too so have a browse and use whatever you think your children would enjoy. There are also a few links to take you to more online activities. Don’t forget to use the links and work from the previous week too.
If any of you use Pinterest then there are some fantastic ideas for learning through play and sensory play ideas such as Moon Sand – my 2 youngest loved this! Messy but lots of fun and so easy to make.
Good luck and keep safe. As always, my door is always open (well, email address and twitter!) please don’t hesitate to get in touch should you need any help.
W/B – Monday 6th April
Hello Year 1!
Mrs Bridson here, dropping in to say ‘hello’ and hope you are keeping safe and well. Mrs Wood and I really are missing your little faces. If you haven’t already, head on over to our twitter page @Ashknotty to keep updated regularly and join in with lots of fun activities, including Mr England’s Daily challenge; you might even find my family and I joining in!
As we would now be finished for the Easter holidays, I would have sent the children home with a little project so I thought they could perhaps do this to help keep them busy. This term we started off looking at climate change and sustainability. We were eventually going to make our own sustainable moving vehicles. It would be great if the children could make a vehicle (moving if possible!) using everyday materials that you have around the house (recycling.) If they could think about making it with sustainable resources too then that would be super impressive. Then if you could either tweet us pics and videos or email into school as I would love to see what they have created and we can also share their work. If the children don’t have the resources to be able to make a vehicle, then they can still brainstorm and design a moving vehicle and share those ideas with us – always enjoy seeing how creative children can be with this. There are lots of ideas and examples online if you want to research with them to get going.
It would be great if you could continue with their phonics at home. I have attached a few links and documents below for you to use and I have created a parent account for readwithphonics.com. You can access this on a laptop, tablet or phone; any problems just get in touch. Get them to see how many phonics sounds they can remember and send some pictures in. They could do a phonics hunt around the house and garden. I have also attached tricky words on flash cards (should you wish to print out) – I don’t have a printer at home and we use them on the laptop or iPad so don’t worry if you can’t print.
You should also have your log in details for Spelling Shed and Numbots – please use these resources too. It might be worth having a look at Carol Vorderman’s ‘The Maths Factor’ as it is currently free to sign up to and great fun. This term we would have finished off addition and subtraction to 20 if you would like to continue with this at home. I would love to see any fun and practical practice with this – follow their lead.
I have also added a few other activities and ideas below should you wish to use them.
Please don’t feel this is compulsory, these are just some ideas and guidance to help whilst you are having to keep your children busy at home during this difficult time – I have 3 girls at home; I understand!
Please stay in touch, we are here if you need any help.
We hope you have a chocolate filled Easter!
Mrs Bridson & Mrs Wood
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