We are ready and can't wait to see some of you back to school tomorrow. Don't worry about how different the classroom looks - change is always exciting. Parents/carers please check the time on the letter that was emailed to you to ensure we can keep 2 metres apart.
We hope you and your family enjoyed your Eid celebrations and have enjoyed spending some quality family time together. Thank you for all the home learning support you have already given to your child – you really are making a difference. Don’t forget to upload any work you are proud of onto our Year 1 blog in Purple Mash.
Update: We are really looking forward to welcoming back some of our Year 1 children on 23rd June 2020. We understand this remains an anxious time and will provide further information as soon as we have it. Thank you for your patience and understanding. For the time being, things will be a little different in school so please share the letter and PowerPoint below to prepare your child.
Please continue to check the ‘Home Learning’ star where you will find a list of daily tasks for your child to complete. We would be grateful of your support in getting your child into a routine of completing these activities on the days specified. The online tasks will be checked on a daily basis to see that they have been completed and feedback will be given on the Purple Mash 2dos. You will also find a link below to BBC Bitesize as they have created some daily lessons if you wish to do these in addition to the ones we have set.
Our topic this half term is ‘Robots’ and we will try to cover as much of this as we can so that your child continues with their learning journey ready for moving into Year 2.
For English, we will mainly be following Oak National Academy lessons as they help to give structure to your home learning. You will find the link to their website on the ‘Oak National Academy’ star inside the 'Home Learning' star. When writing, we are continuing to embed phonic knowledge and the use of capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. These need to be firmly set in place and we therefore ask that you encourage your child to use these whenever they are writing in their homework book or typing on Purple Mash. The more they use them the more embedded they will be.
Please encourage your child to practise their phonics on a daily basis in order to support them with their reading and writing.
For maths, we will continue to follow White Rose Maths as the videos are supporting home learning very well. You will find the link to their website on the 'White Rose Maths' star inside the 'Home Learning' star. Purple Mash and My Maths activities will also be set.
Keep practising 2x, 5x and 10x tables (multiplication and division) as Year 1 children should be able to recall these quickly and confidently.
Our Science topic is ‘Humans’ and tasks will be set around this topic. Please support your child to learn the information on the knowledge organiser ‘Summer 2 ‘Robots’ (see below).
Click on the ‘PE’ star in the ‘Home Learning’ star to find a link to #ThisIsPE. Here you will find short two-minute videos that show you free, fun and easy to follow PE activities for the whole family to enjoy together. Each video will focus on a different aspect of the National Curriculum. The videos, delivered by PE teachers, will help your child to continue their skill development in PE during this time.
New videos will be posted at 1pm on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. You don’t need to be in PE kit and you don’t need sports equipment. All of the videos will use things that you can find around the home.
Finally, attached below is a PDF called ‘Coronavirus: A book for children’. You may wish to share this with your child as it explains the virus in a child friendly manner and hopefully helps to take away any fears they may have.
As always, we all hope that you stay healthy, safe and happy!
From all the Year 1 team: Mrs May, Mrs Haji, Mrs Hussain, Mrs Matadar, Mrs Saleem & Mrs Solkar