A new look for Class 1!
Over the Easter holiday, Class 1 had a new floor fitted and created a lovely calming learning environment.
The children loved watching the chicks hatch in the incubator in the Spring term and now they are watching how fast they grow!
Internet Safety Week 2021
This week marks internet safety week. Given the current circumstances we have put together a video for each key stage outlining some key tips for E-Safety, presented by Mr Acaster, and two hyperlinks. These links will take you to some top Internet Safety tips, and to a quiz to test your knowledge as well. We hope you find these resources useful.
Top tips: https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/safer-internet-day-2021/safer-internet-day-2021-top-tips
Home Learning Update
All Class 1 daily activities will be loaded on to Seesaw the evening before. Please see our class newsletter for this half term learning.
Home Learning 13.1.21
Thank you so much for all the wonderful pictures on Seesaw. I can see you are all working very hard with your home learning. The fairy cakes you made are amazing and looked very yummy!
Here are your activities today:
Read Write Inc Sound 'ighi
Following on with The Lighthouse Keepers series, today's story is The Lighthouse Keeper's Rescue.
Click the link below to watch.
Can you remember the whale that washed up onto the shore and Mr Grinling rescued? Today I would like you to be a researcher and find out about whales. You can choose to find information about one or more than one type of whale. Then I would like to make a fact file. You can draw a picture of the whale and then answer these questions:
How big does it grow?
How heavy is it?
How old can they live to?
What type of animal are them e.g. reptile, bird, mammal
What do they eat?
What are their babies called?
Any other information you would like to tell me about them.
If you choose to research more than one, you could make an information book.
After lunch watch the BBC Teach - Feeling Better - Happy. Follow the link below.
When you have watched it talk about being happy, can you think of any other words that mean happy e.g. chirpy, jolly, cheeful.
Then talk about how you could help cheer a friend up that is not feeling happy at the moment. What could you do to cheer them up? Draw a picture and Year 1's write a couple of sentences to go with your picture.
Home Learning 12.1.21
Good morning everyone,
I hope you managed to get on to the live session yesterday and your child enjoyed seeing their friends. Today we are going to talk about instructions in the live lesson and I am going to make a fairy cake mixture. This links in with today's story The Lighthouse Keepers Tea.
If you would like to join in with me please have ready -
100g caster sugar
100g self raising flour
12 fairy cake cases and tin
You could wear fairy wings if you have any!
Number flashcards 1 - 6 to help put the instructions in order
Due to the short session, the ingredients will need to be measured out in bowls ready to put into a big bowl and mix. You will also need your eggs in a bowl ready to put in the mixture. If you haven’t got the ingredients you can watch and have a go another day.
The rest of today's activities are as follows:
Read Write Inc Phonics video - 'ee'
Year 1 Spellings
Practise yesterdays spellings - can you cover the words up and write them without looking?
Our class story today is The Lighthouse Keeper's Tea.
As already mentioned our Live Lesson today will link to this but why don't you also learn a new skill today, just like Mr Grinling in the story? e.g. baking, playing a new game, bird watching.
Today, there are two different videos for you to practise your counting skills.
Reception - counting accurately
Year 1 - Counting on and completing addition sentences
Enjoy watching these videos and having a go at the activity yourself!
Year 1 Maths
Today you are going to continue using 10 frames to count on but you are going to complete addition sentences. Watch the video and have a go yourself.
This afternoon it would be great if you could investigate different materials.
Place several different objects under a blanket and take it in turns to put your hands under the blanket to feel the object and describe how it feels e.g. hard, soft, cold, warm, rough, smooth etc. When you have had a go at guessing what it is, bring the object out from under the blanket and see if you can work out what material it is made from e.g. wood, metal, fabric, paper. glass etc. Can you write a label for it?
When you have done this for all the materials under the blanket, place them back under and play Kim's Game. Everyone closes their eyes whilst one person removes one object from under the blanket. Then remove the blanket and see if everyone can work out which object is missing! Repeat with a different object.
Don't forget to send in photos of your learning if you can.
Have a great day!
Home Learning 11.1.21
Good morning everyone and hope you had a good weekend.
The Class 1 team will upload a new sound everyday. We are recapping sounds we have previously learnt just to consolidate learning this term. You will also see that there is a Class 1 Phonics page. This will have videos of all the single sounds for your child to watch and practise whenever you want. At the end of each day the day's sound will be placed in the 'Phonics Page' so you can revisit it.
Sound of the day - 'ay'
Today's story is The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch by Ronda and David Armitage. After you have watched the video why don't you draw a picture from your favourite part of the story and write about it.
Year 1, could you use a dictionary to find out the meaning of some of the interesting words in the story! What does 'industrious' or 'concocting' mean? Can you look up any other words that you have not heard before?
Year 1 - this week's spellings are - right, night, fright, light, high, tight, bright, like, by, my
Practise these everyday if you can.
Today we are looking at 'counting on' Watch the video and have a go! Please send in photos as I would love to see you using the ten frames and counters to count on to find the total. Have fun!
Topic - Grace Darling
Our topic for the next few weeks is to find out about a famous person. As we are reading 'The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch I thought it would be quite fitting to find out about Grace Darling and what made her famous. Please watch the video link below to watch a video of the life and work of Grace Darling (dramatisation) story.
Once you have watched the video talk about how our lives are different to Grace Darling e.g. no running water, big family, didn’t go to school. Year 1 children could draw a picture and write about it if they want to.
Next write questions about what you would like to find out about Grace Darling/ her life etc.
Hope you enjoy the video. There is also an animated video link added if you would like to watch that as well.
If you have any questions please contact me via e mail and I will respons as soon as possible:
Mrs Craven firstname.lastname@example.org
The information below is a guide to home learning over the coming weeks. We are all learning as we go and endeavour to make learning as manageable as possible whilst also being meaningful for the children and helping them to make progress. We welcome any feedback. Below you will find our expectations but if there is anything we can do to make online learning easier then please let us know.
Each child can access the daily activities on the class page or Seesaw. This will be a mental phonics activity, Yr 1 spelling practise, an English/Maths activity (whichever isn't covered in the live lesson) and an activity in another subject e.g Topic/Science/R.E/Art Friday. The Year 1's can choose to also attend their daily live lesson which will be on English/Maths depending on the day. I fully understand that your child may be feeling nervous about the live lessons and choose not to join in at first. Hopefully, if they watch one with video and audio off they will start to feel better and more confident to give it a go. It is new to us all and we will learn together! The first few live lessons are going to be a catch up, learning to use the symbols which you can find on lower down the this page to print or make your own. There is also a video to explain what each one means and when we will use them. Once we are all settled and happy using the Microsoft Teams we will move on to a more structured lesson. The activities linked to the live lessons will be as easy as possible to complete at home with a little bit of adult support at times.
If possible, please take a photo of any learning completed and upload these to Seesaw so that I can respond/like/feedback to your child's learning. If your child is not happy accessing the live lessons, please let me know and we will talk about other ways we can support you.
I will upload your child's activities to the class page & Seesaw the night before the day they are due to be completed. 2 - 3 activities will be uploaded in total:
Phonics - daily new sound but you can also access the phonic videos on the 'Class 1 Phonics' page to consolidate learning.
Other subject (depending on the day)
Your child will need to use a tablet/phone/laptop/PC to view the activities set and to use Teams during the live lesson. They will also need a pen/pencil and some paper/whiteboard and a pot of pasta, buttons, counters, cheerios sort of thing to use in maths.
The following is only meant to be a suggested timetable for learning each day, indicating approximate times for each activity. The live lesson is the only fixed timing, the other activities can be completed when suits you and your family best. Your childs work can be uploaded to Seesaw for feedback.
Please change and adapt this timetable as you see fit to make it manageable for you and your family. I realise that juggling home learning and all the other committments you have can be tricky, especially if you are home schooling more than 1 child so please access the learning that is manageable for you around your family. Please email me if you have any concerns or questions about your child's daily activities and managing these at home.
On a Friday, there will be a video of a craft activity linked to the story of the week. I will give you as much warning as possible to gather the resources you will need on the class page and Seesaw. If you dont have the resources ready for Friday you can always adapt it or do it at another time to suit you.
Suggested daily timetable:
9.00 - 15am: Phonics video/activity
9.30-10.00am: English/Maths (whichever is not delivered in the live lesson)
10.45 - 11.15am: Break
11.35-12.00am: LIVE LESSON English/Maths (First few - catch up, getting used to using Microsoft Teams, live lesson symbols and games)
1.00 - 2.00pm: Other subject e.g R.E/ Science/Topic/Art Friday
2.00 - 3.00pm: Physical activity/wellness activity (of your choice!! We will be uploading some P.E activities/forest school type activities to the website).
|Live Lesson 11.35am||Live Lesson 11.35am||Live Lesson 11.35am||Live Lesson 11.35am||Live Lesson 11.35am|
Please click on the link below to print off a copy of the symbols or make your o.wn
Home Learning This Week
Thank you for all the lovely photos of your child's home learning this week. You certainly have been busy!
Home Learning 08.01.21
We will finish the week staying on the vehicle theme and look at buses today!
Watch Gecko find out all about double decker buses on the link below.
Once you have watched it have a go at writing instructions on how to get on a bus. Remember to number each instruction so we know which one to do first! You could draw a picture to go with each instruction.
You could also do one of these activities:-
Draw a double decker bus and use small world people, animals or counters as passengers on your bus. Roll a dice to see how many passengers are getting on the bus. Roll again to see how many more passengers are getting off. You can play with a member of your family and race to see who is the first person to fill their bus.
Once your bus is full, you could roll the dice to see how many passengers are getting off the bus this time.
Can you find some objects around the house to make the sound of the bus engine, bell, doors opening and shutting or even the big bus wash that we saw in the video. You could also use these to sing 'The Wheels on the Bus' I find a set of saucepans make great drums!
Have a fun day and a great weekend.
Class 1 Team
Home Learning 07.01.21
Today we have a different story for you to listen to. It is called Dig, Dig, Digging read by Mrs Bainbridge.
After you have listened to the story, have a go at some of these activities:-
Maths - 07.01.21
Hope you enjoyed sorting objects around your house yesterday. You could collect all the toy vehicles you have at home and see how many different ways you could sort them? e.g. by how many wheels they have.
Diggers are used to dig up mud and stones. Go outside and see if you can find different sized stones. See if you can work out which is the lightest or heaviest. How could you do this? Is there anything at home you could use to help you? Can you then put your stones in order of weight from the lightest to the heaviest. You could even make a table to record your results!
Please send photos on Seesaw or Learningbook of what you have done.
Just like yesterday see if you can make a digger. You could make it from any construction kit you have at home like Lego, Mobilo or Meccano. Or have a go at making a digger that you can sit in. Can you make the front of your digger move up and down? How did you do it?
Please send photos in of your wonderful creations.
Home Learning 06.01.21
Good morning! Hope you enjoyed our story yesterday as there are plenty more of those to come. Thankyou so much for all the wonderful pictures and writing you have already sent in on Seesaw, We love looking through them so please keep them coming.
Today we will stick with the train theme so settle down to watch The Train ride story on the link below and then have a go at writing your own version of the train ride following the pattern in the story e.g.
There is a farm down a bumpety road - What shall I see? What shall I see?
Maybe you could record yourself reading it or have a go at video yourself reading it and send it in as we would love to watch it.
Play a game like 'I went to the market and I bought...'
I went on a train ride and I saw ....... sheep running off'
I went on a train ride and I saw sheep running off and a big red tractor....'
Today, your challenge is do do a bit of sorting! See what you have a at home that you can sort e.g. buttons, lego, farm animals and answer the following questions: -
Can you explain how you have sorted the objects?
How many objects do you have in each group?
Can you add two groups together to find the total?
Can you think of a different way to sort the objects?
Make a junk model train from different sized boxes. Can you identify what materials you have used to make your train?
Home Learning 05.01.21
The Class 1 team would like to say a big thank you for all your kind gifts and messages. We hope you have had a lovely Christmas holiday and wish you all the best for 2021.
We are sorry that we can't be together at school at the moment but will keep in touch through our class page with stories and activities to keep you busy.
To get you started listen to Mrs Craven read Terrific Trains on our new Class 1 Express which has just arrived in our classroom. When you have listened to the story why don't you write a story about where you would go on a train and what would you do? Or you could draw a train and write some information about it.
Have a go at building patterns on the 'Shape Train' by clicking on the link below. See how tricky you can make your pattern using 2D shapes.
Year 1 Spellings
Practise RWI red words today - what, all, was, we, so, to, me, call, her, there, want, go, old, some, he
Following tonight's announcement, we are sorry that we are unable to welcome all children back to school tomorrow. Please check back on this page tomorrow as Home Learning tasks will be posted as soon as possible.
Please send homework and photos of homelearning on Seesaw for Year 1 and Learningbook for Reception. Any questions please do not hesitate to email me on email@example.com
Welcome to Class 1!
Welcome to Class 1
Class 1 is for children in Reception and Year 1. There are three teaching assistants, Mrs Clark, Mrs Bainbridge and Mrs Towse, as well as the class teacher, Mrs Craven. It is a lovely classroom with a big outdoor area where the children can access all areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) where we promote enquiry-based learning, independence and the development of a child's skills through free-flow time alongside daily small group focused teaching. As this is a mixed year group class, the learning environment also supports the National Curriculum for Year 1 children with structured activities as well the opportunity to extend their learning in the outdoor environment. All children in Class 1 learn phonics and early writing skills through the Read, Write Inc programme of small group teaching (details below). Please see the documents below for home learning support
Welcome to Class 1 virtual tour
We are delighted to offer prospective parents and visitors the opportunity to see our spacious classroom and outdoor area. For further information, please see our class leaflet below or contact us on 01845 523191.
Year 1 Homework 14.12.20
In class, we have been looking at place value to 20. For your homework this week can you use objects at home e.g. beads, cheerios, buttons to make teen numbers. Make your column of 10 first and then the units and write the number underneath. Please send photos on Seesaw
Spellings this week focus on the 'ay' and 'oy' digraphs. See the list attached to practise at home.
The Class 1 team would like to wish everyone a wonderful Christmas break. The children have worked very hard this term as well as doing a fantastic nativity. We hope you all have a great time and a well earned rest this holiday but if you do want to keep busy you can have a go at some of the Christmas activities below. Please send in photos on Learningbook and Seesaw (Year 1s) as it would be lovely to see what you are all doing.
See you in January!
Mrs Craven and the Class 1 team.
Our Year 1 children are really enjoying their weekly 'Forest School' session and their smiles say it all!
Victorian Day - Tuesday 24th November
Don't forget Class 1 are having a 'Victorian Day' as part of our history topic 'Toys in the Past'. We want to step back in time for the day and experience some of the activities, games and toys that the children would of done in a victorian school. We hope your child will come dressed in victorian clothes and have a great day.
Last week was another busy week for Class 1. We took part in a skipping workshop, made poppies for Remembrance Day and did lots of activites for Children in Need.
Week beginning 9.11.20
We had a great time in Class 1 building our own bonfire and toasting marshmallows last week. We also made sparklers and firework pictures using paints and pastels.
Autumn Term 2020
Hope you have all had a good break. This term we are doing a whole school topic ‘Relic Researcher’ where we will be learning from artefacts. We are going to take a close look at toys in the past and compare them to the toys we have now. We will also be having a go at making our own toys from the past. The Year 1 have homework linked to this topic, please see the homework attached below.
In Science, we are looking at ‘Light & Dark’ where we will be looking at different light sources and exploring different lights in our dark tent in class.
We will continue to do daily Read Write Inc (RWI) phonics session followed by a small group session. Please find the RWI links below for information on how to pronounce pure sounds and ‘special friends’ digraph. This term, the Year 1 children will start to get weekly spellings on Monday and have a spelling check on Friday. Please try to practise these at home for a few minutes when you are listening to your child read. Please find the spelling list attached for the week beginning 2nd November. A new set of spellings will be attached every week.
Our maths focus is addition and subtraction and shape. Reception will be focussing numbers to 10 and adding two groups to find the total.
On Wednesday afternoons the year 1 children will be attending ‘Outdoor Learning’ sessions with Mrs Bainbridge. The Reception children will be doing music, circle time games and baking with Mrs Craven and Mrs Towse.
If you have any queries, please call or email school and we will do our best to answer your questions quickly.
Welcome to Class 1!
Welcome to Class 1
Class 1 is for children in Reception and Year 1. There are two teaching assistants, Mrs Clark and Mrs bainbridge, as well as the class teacher, Mrs Craven. It is a lovely classroom with a big outdoor area where the children can access all areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) where we promote enquiry-based learning, independence and the development of a child's skills through free-flow time alongside daily small group focussed teaching. As this is a mixed year group class, the learning environment also supports the National Curriculum for Year 1 children with structured activities as well the opportunity to extend their learning in the outdoor environment. All children in Class 1 learn phonics and early writing skills through the Read, Write Inc programme of small group teaching (details below). Please see the documents below for an idea of our daily timetable and what is taught in each year group. There are also some lovely photographs of previous learning activities.
Class 1 Wedding - March 2020
Class 1 had their very own wedding as part of our RE lessons today. It took place in the church of St Wilfrid with Revd Simpson running the service. We had a wonderful time learning about how a christian wedding ceremony is carried out.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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