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Welcome to Year 1
Teachers: Mrs Eccles (Class 1), Mrs Reed (Class 2). Teaching Assistants: Mrs Espley
Hello Year One!
It has been another busy week in school! We can't believe that there are only a few more weeks left in school before we break up for the summer holidays, time really has flown! The weather has been hot and we have all made the most of being outdoors in the sunshine. We hope all the children at home have enjoyed the sunshine too!
We are missing the children who are working at home, but we hope that you are all safe and enjoying the home learning activities. Please keep your photos coming, we love to see how busy you are at home.
If you need any further help please do not hesitate to contact us. We are checking our emails every day after school, so please remember we are available to help.
Have a great week and keep smiling!
Mrs Reed and Miss Smith x
Here is the timetable of activities for this week:
Links for the mentioned activities:
Summer Reading Challenge 2020 - This year’s Summer Reading Challenge is online and this year it’s all about funny books, happiness and having a laugh!
The Association for Science Education: The ASE have assembled a list of competitions and activities to get children involved in science from home.
Please see link for details - https://www.ase.org.uk/competitions-engage-pupils-during-lockdown
Reading and Phonics:
- Access Oxford Owl to find ebooks to read daily.
- Play some phonics games on phonicsplay.co.uk
- Keep practising phase 3 and phase 5 sounds.
- Keep a record of books you read. Which ones are fiction/ non fiction?
- Practise writing sentences including split digraphs
- Practise forming your letters correctly. Remember how tall/short some letters should be and how your capital letters should be much taller than your lower case letters.
- Can you write a message to someone and then read it back to them over video?
- Play Bud's Number Garden
- Use hit the button to practice your number bonds - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button
- Practise doubling numbers.
- Practise cutting your food into half then quarters
- Can you join in with the body coach - Joe Wicks P.E lessons live streamed at 9am every morning https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/vide
Use the Cosmic Yoga Youtube channel to practise some yoga.
- Keep looking at the PE page for suggested activities to keep you fit and healthy
We want you to feel as supported as possible in this time of uncertainty so please do not hesitate to contact us using the email listed below -
Miss Smith contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Reed contact email: email@example.com
Please find a list of fun and educational websites that you might enjoy exploring. We have categorised the list by subject. Subject Specific Websites
Fr. Ged (our Parish Priest) is a familiar face in school. He visits us regularly, not only to say Mass but often just to say Hello. The children are used to seeing him popping into their classrooms and he has even been known to join in with Maths' lessons and sit and listen to class novels at 3pm! When the government announced that Churches were to close, Mrs McGarry (our RE Coordinator) shared a photograph with Fr. Ged of an Italian priest who had asked his parishioners to send him photographs of themselves so that he could print them and display them on the pews so that his Church did not feel so empty. Fr. Ged loved this idea so much that he invited parishioners and families from this parish to do the same. Many people, including a couple of our teachers, have taken up this invitation and have sent Fr. Ged photos to display on the pews in St. Ann's Church. Fr. Ged continues celebrate Mass each day and shares these Masses with us via the Parish Facebook page (link below). During this Holy Week and into the Easter weekend, if you have a few moments spare why not visit the page to see the wonderful pictures that Fr. Ged has displayed (some of which have been drawn and painted by our school children). He will continue to post videos of the Masses during the closure which you are very welcome to view, at your leisure.
The staff of St. Ann's take this opportunity to wish you all a very safe, healthy and Holy Easter.
If you wish to send a photograph to Fr. Ged, details of how to do this are all available on the Parish Facebook page.
Every Wednesday morning.
Please ensure your child brings in their PE kit. For details of the school PE kit, please click here
Spellings / Homework
Spellings will be given out every Friday to be tested the following Friday.
Homework will be given out every Friday and is to be handed in by Wednesday.
Please support your child in completing their homework neatly in pencil.
Suggested reading list
The Man on the Moon (A day in the life of Bob)
By Simon Bartram
Can’t You Sleep Little Bear?
By Martin Waddell
Not Now Bernard
By David McKee
The Tiger Who Came to Tea
By Judith Kerr
Where the Wild Things Are
By Maurice Sendak
Lost and Found
By Oliver Jeffers
By Faye Hanson
Cops and Robbers
By Alan and Janet Ahlberg
By Alexis Deacon
Would you Rather?
By John Burningham
The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark
By Jill Tomlinson
The Day the Crayons Quit
By David Daywalt
Peace at Last
By Jill Murphy
The Enormous Crocodile
By Roald Dahl
Help and Advice
Phonics Play - - children may find this fun and useful for practising their Phonics skills
Top Marks - another fun website