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Year 1 gate for re-opening on Monday 6th July

RE-OPENING TO YEAR 1 CHILDREN FROM MONDAY 6TH JULY

 

Posted 29.6.20

 

Good morning parents and carers.  I hope you and your family are well.

 

As I announced on Friday, I am delighted that we are in a position to continue the re-opening of school, following the successful structures we have put in place for Year 6 and Reception last week.  Year 1 are the next year group and will be welcome back from Monday 6th July.

 

It may be that some parents question the value in bringing the Year 1 children back for such as short time before the summer holidays.  I believe that the last two weeks of term could be really beneficial to the Year 1 children for the following reasons:

  • a chance to finish Year 1, say goodbye to Miss McCallion and the staff working in Year 1, giving children a sense of closure
  • a chance to see friends again and feel a sense of normality
  • a chance to recap some of the important learning from earlier in the year, so that they start confidently in Year 2
  • to provide parents with a break - after such a huge amount of time 'home-schooling', I hope that for some parents, the two weeks with their child back in school could offer parents some space and a chance to re-charge batteries before the summer holiday.

 

Of course we do understand that there may be some parents who are anxious and reluctant to send children back in.  If this is the case with you, please feel free to contact me and I will phone to discuss.

 

We must ensure that 'bubbles' of different age groups and classes across the school stay apart throughout the day, including the drop-off and pick-up times.  Therefore, Year 1 will have their own gate to come in and out, which will be on the far corner of the staff car park (near to the caretaker's house).  Please do not come in through the usual pedestrian gate.  Year 1 children will be invited onto the infant yard with parents, where they line up at the end of break and lunchtimes.  Miss McCallion or Y1 staff will then take the children to class.

 

According to government guidance, we are still unable to have more than 15 children in a 'bubble' (single classroom).  These children stay together and do not mix for the whole day.  Therefore, the first 15 parents / children to sign up would be in the main Y1 bubble in their classroom with Miss McCallion.  If there are then additional children, they will still be welcome in school, but would be in the KS1 bubble, mixed with Year 2 children.  Whilst this would be a bit different, it would still be fun and beneficial, just not quite the same.  It is therefore important to use the form below to reply and book your child's place, if wanted, in the Year 1 bubble as soon as possible.  If you are unable to use the form below, please phone school.

Is your child coming back to school on Monday 6th July?

Please fill in this form and submit to book your child's place in the Year 1 bubble from 6th July. Ensure you include your child's full name and an up-to-date mobile number.

In the event of school closure/self-isolation...

 

We are currently providing children with work to take home, to be prepared if families are having to self-isolate or if school closure was to take place.

 

In Year 1, children will be sent home with some activities for Phonics, Maths, English and Handwriting.

 

Links to educational websites and other free resources to use at home will also be provided below.

 

Please also make sure to take time to use the links in the 'Mindfulness and Keeping Active' section below each day.

 

Twitter

Remember to check the Twitter page for updates! If you have a Twitter account, you can even send us a tweet and pictures of what you have been up to at home.

Week 28/06/20

 

New Classroom Secrets pack for this week with some Maths and English work.

New Robin Hood Multi Academy Trust Learning Project with daily activities for Reading, Writing, Phonics and Maths as well as fun ideas to complete a project throughout the week!

Talk4Writing

 

Work through this great Home School Talk4Writing Unit about Sidney Spider!

Literacy Shed

 

A fantastic bank of engaging lessons and activities on the link below!

Oak National Academy

 

Daily Maths, English and Foundation subject lessons with video support and activities to complete.

Spanish

 

Want to learn some Spanish at home? Have a look at these fantastic activities and try some with your family!

Phonics

Please make time to work with your child on their current phonics stage

  • Miss Jade's Group - Phase 3
  • Miss McCallion's Groups - Phase 5

 

This can be done using the phonics pack that has been sent home along with the Phase resources below or by using the links provided below.

 

Phase 3 Resources
Phase 5 Resources
Phonics Links

Reading

 

Links to ebooks and other reading websites below.

Maths

 

Please choose an activity each day to work on from the Year 1 section of the Maths Homework Grid below.

Any written work can be completed in the exercise book sent home.

Home Learning Projects

 

Weekly packs filled with great Maths, English, Phonics and Wider Curriculum activities and projects.

Free Online Resources

 

A login has been created for each child to access 'Classroom Secrets Kids' which has lots of fun and engaging activities to complete at home - login details will be sent home with your child.

 

Other educational websites are providing free access during this time - links will be posted below.

Mindfulness and Keeping Active

 

A list of links to websites/apps/videos that will help with mindfulness and keeping your children active during school closure.

Welcome to Year 1's class page!

 

Our teacher this year is Miss McCallion and we will also have Miss Jade as our Teaching Assistant each afternoon. We are both very excited to work with the children this year and support them as they embark on a new learning journey in Key Stage 1!

 

Keep an eye on our website and Twitter page for any information, updates and photographs throughout the year!

 

Click the link below to visit our Twitter Class page

https://twitter.com/NormanPannellY1?lang=en

 

Reading

  • Reading books will be sent home daily with a 'Reading Record' where you can comment on reading at home.
  • Please make sure your child brings their reading book and reading record to school each day in their book bag.
  • Reading books will be changed on a weekly basis.
  • Your child will also have a weekly 'Guided Reading' session with Miss McCallion.

 

PE

  • Please make sure your child has a named PE kit (White t-shirt, black shorts, black pumps) in school each week.
  • Our PE days for the 1st Autumn half-term are Monday (Dance) and Wednesday.

 

Homework

  • Homework will be handed out each Friday to be returned no later than the following Wednesday to be marked and for new homework to be set.

 

We hope your enjoy looking at our class page and Twitter to find out what we have been learning about in class!

 

If you have any questions, news or concerns then please do not hesitate to speak to Miss McCallion or Miss Jade.

Year 1 Curriculum Maps

Freestanding Structures

In Design and Technology we have been looking at the features of freestanding structures and planning how best to make our own. The children have gotten off to a great start with their swings and slides!

Freeze Frames

Today we created Freeze Frames of the witch from Hansel and Gretel. We are going to use these pictures to help us write a description!

Practical Maths Lessons

Local Area School Trip

 

We had a fantastic time exploring our local area this morning. We looked for different features such as bus stops, post boxes, shops, fire station and then ticked them off on our clipboards when we saw them. We took our shopping lists to Morrison's and searched the aisles for the ingredients we needed! We are looking forward to baking cupcakes tomorrow blush

 

Practical Maths 6.9.19

Year 1 enjoyed a fantastic practical maths lesson using lots of equipment to help them represent a number!

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