Letter from Year 1 Staff w/c 15th June
Date: 12th Jun 2020 @ 12:19pm
We hope you all have had a good week. We do enjoy hearing and seeing what you have been up to via our class emails - this can be school work or other activities and events. Remember to check the ‘Shout Outs!’ newsletter and blog added to the website each Monday.
We look forward to welcoming some of you back for two days next week but if your child is not returning yet, these are the lessons we would like you to cover at home. They are the same as what the children will be learning in school on the two days they are in and can be continued through the remainder of the week at home.
We would like you to complete lessons for week 7 on Oak National Academy. This week focuses on money. They will be describing and comparing coins as well adding different coins together. It would really help your child if they could handle real money whilst completing these lessons. Ask your child to describe each coin in turn and order from the least valuable to the most valuable. Let your child get all the same value coins together and count in the correct steps to find out how much altogether – this will also reinforce their ability to count in steps of 2, 5 and 10. We have looked at all the coins before in class but this is some time ago, so recapping in this way would really help them. There are only 4 lessons below. For the 5th lesson of the week, we would like your child to find as many different ways of making 20p as they can. Again if possible let your child find the different combinations practically. You could perhaps do some role play in a toy shop and ask your child to find the correct coins to pay for different items. Maybe they could be the shop keeper and check that you have given them the correct coins. I am sure they’d love spotting your mistakes!
Your child may also enjoy playing the games below to reinforce their understanding of money:
We would like you to complete the lessons for week 7 on Oak National Academy (each lesson has a link below in the order it should be completed.)
These lessons include phonics, spelling and this week we are looking at the story ‘A Very Noisy Night’ by Diane Hendry, with a focus on exclamation marks. The lessons progress through the week: starting with listening to the story, remembering the story, using exclamation marks and then writing the story ourselves. The story can also be found here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gl-9dkXRNE
Remember there are also phonics lessons on You Tube. New lessons are added daily during the week. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLuGr6z2H2KNGObda6B-T36vJlZYN06lOh
Please also try to read with your child regularly and record this in their reading record. For further reading resources, OxfordOwl have free ebooks for you to access and share at home: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page
Our school has a subscription to a handwriting programme called Letter-Join. The login details are below.
(For desktop or laptop) User Name: jk 4216 Password: home
(For ipad or Tablet) User Name: jk4216 Swipe Code:
For this week in science we would like you to complete https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-are-the-5-senses which explores the five senses. This will be a recap of learning we have done previously in class.
For art this week we will be looking at tints and shades focussing on the artist Wassily Kandinsky, who the children may remember from work in Reception: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore-tints-and-shades/activities/1/. For this you will need some paper, paint or colouring pens and a pencil.
You could also have a go at making a musical instrument using things you can find in your home such at a box or bottle and filling it with some rice or pasta.
For history this week we are focussing on the explorers Sir Earnest Shackleton, who wanted to be the first man to reach the south pole but never made it, and Sir Ranulph Fiennes, who is said to be the world’s greatest living explorer. The links for these two lessons are: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/who-was-sir-ernest-shackleton/ and https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/who-is-sir-ranulph-fiennes/
The above work schedule and links are there for you should you wish to use them. Whilst they are important, we also feel that you should only complete tasks that flow for you and your family in your day-to-day life during this difficult time. Activities should be fun and not be stressful for children or parents. You and your family’s well-being are paramount to us.
All letters containing information about work (current and previous) are available on our Year 1 page of the school website https://www.moldgreenprimary.co.uk/class/year-1 on the Year 1 blog.
We look forward to seeing all the fantastic work you do. You could email them to us at the email addresses below. These emails can also be used if you need any further help, advice or if you want one of us to call you.
The Year 1 team