Welcome to Year One!
Class Teacher- Miss C Monaghan
Learning Support Assistant- Mrs L Lester
PLEASE READ THIS LETTER FROM MRS DEAN ABOUT THE ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE CHILDREN IN YEAR 1 TO RETURN TO SCHOOL FROM MONDAY 29TH JUNE
We have made folders of work to keep the children busy and learning while school is closed. Have a go.
If you’d like to see some suggestions for discussions and work linked to our work in RE, click here.
We still encourage you to read as often as possible with your child using the books on Bug Club.
Log in here: https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0
Your user name is your first name and surname initial.
Your password is Year1
Our school code is j63m.
Bug club have added free maths, English and science resources. They have also added more phonetically plausible texts for Year 1 so have a look!
Try practicing your times tables using these resources.There is also a Parents’ Guide to help parents and carers.
If you follow this link and click on Year 1 you will find daily maths lessons to complete with your child.
Also, if you follow the link above, scroll to the very bottom of the page and click ‘Power Maths Year 1’ it will give you access to an online textbook to help you teach your child. You may need to press ‘allow pop-ups’ and agree to terms and conditions before you can access the textbook.
Here are some other useful links:
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10 Arithmetic challenges.
http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/index.html General maths games.
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/kids-activities/fun-maths-games-and-activities/#maths-5-7 Year 1 resources and activities.
https://play.numbots.com/?#/game/game-mode Times Table Rockstars and Numbots (login required-see home learning pack for your child’s log in)
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zjxhfg8 BBC Bitesize-Maths videos.
Literacy shed has a wide range of brilliant short animations of every genre. They then have suggested activities to complete after watching the videos.
Phonics play have provided a free log in for the purposes of learning phonics at home.
The phase your child is at in phonics was highlighted at the top of the letter in their home learning pack.
They also have a range of decodable phonics comics for children at every phase.
Here is a useful guide for parents on teaching phonics.
Here are some other useful links:
https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/ Free on desktop (cost to download on ipads).
http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/bingoOriginal/index.html Blending Bingo.
http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/literacy.html General Literacy games.
Follow this link to see all the free science resources the Hamilton Trust have for the Year 1 science units.
If you go on their home page they also have some resources for other subjects.
Follow this link and use the following username and password to access Geography activities.
Twinkl have set up a code so parents can use it for free during this period. It has a wide range of resources across all subjects and some fun activities for the kids too!
Follow this link: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/offer
When creating your account use the offer code “CVDTWINKLHELPS” or “UKTWINKLHELPS”.
Read this page for how to utilise Twinkl fully at home:
https://www.twinkl.co.uk/imagine Twinkl Imagine is a creative resource with a new image every day. From quick discussion to in-depth learning, use it as a stimulus for a range of exciting topics.
https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/twinkl-boost Twinkl Boost is a range of intervention resources, created to support and lift learning with children at every level.
Create your own time capsule for your future self to look back at to see what you were doing through this historic time.
Here are some nice ideas for activities you can try at home while schools are closed.
Kapow Primary are offering free resources from a range of subjects including art, design and technology, music, computing and wellbeing.
Other useful links and activities
Audible have made their entire collection of kids books completely free to listen to.
Search ‘Captain Fantastic Children’s Entertainment’ on facebook or head over to the youtube channel to see the range of activities they have on offer.
Follow this link to watch numberblocks on BBC iplayer.
You can access most episodes of Alphablocks by searching ‘Alphablocks’ on youtube.
If you have a Netflix account and go to the kids section you can watch ‘Storybots’. Each animation focuses on a different topic and are educational, informative and entertaining. Alternatively, if you search ‘Storybots’ on youtube you can access some of the episodes.
Cosmic Kids Yoga have videos which teach Yoga through story. They include mindfulness and meditation episodes to relax kids and ease any anxiety or worry they may be feeling at this difficult time.
Go Noodle gives kids the chance to get rid of some of their extra energy with fun dance tutorials.
Houston zoo introduces you to the range of amazing animals they have at their zoo.
Minute physics quick illustrated tutorials examine a wide range of fun subjects like the physics behind black holes or whether it is better to walk or run in the rain.
National Geographic Kids explores all things science, animals and travel for kids.
Also, check our school twitter @CharlesPrimary for daily challenges and useful links.
The children should have a school kit of a blue T-shirt, maroon shorts and black pumps. Please ensure that, as with all items of uniform, it is clearly labelled. It saves so much time and trouble. This term, P.E is every Wednesday. Kits must be in school on this day.
Mrs Lester and I try our very best to listen to your child twice a week and we would be delighted if you could listen to your child read as often as possible at home. Could you please sign the book and make any comments or let us know any difficulties they may have had. Your co-operation in this matter is really appreciated as it can make such a huge difference to your child’s progress. Don’t forget that discussing the book and asking your child questions about the story is just as important as listening to them read the words on the page.
Any problems or questions please do not hesitate to contact Miss Monaghan before or after school or book an appointment.