Letter from Year 1 Staff w/c 22nd June

Date: 19th Jun 2020 @ 1:55pm

Dear Parents/Carers.

We hope you have all had a good week and found last week’s lessons enjoyable. It has been lovely to welcome some of you back this week. We hope your children have enjoyed their time in school, meeting their friends again. For those not returning just yet, we have again pasted the lessons below which is what the children in school will be covering. Don’t hesitate to email us if you need any help or advice with any of the work. Remember to share any work you have done at home, we always love seeing what you are up to. Remember to check the ‘Shout Outs!’ newsletter and blog added to the website each Monday.

Maths

We would like you to complete lessons for week 8 on Oak National Academy. This week again focuses on money. It builds on the work done last week, and now moves on to adding and subtracting money and calculating change. Again it would really help your child if they could handle real money whilst completing these lessons and use them to practically calculate the answers.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-use-addition-and-subtraction-in-the-context-of-money

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-exchange-money-for-items

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-find-the-total-cost-of-two-items

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-calculate-the-amount-of-change-needed

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-calculate-the-amount-of-change-needed-6a081a

Your child may also enjoy playing the games below to reinforce adding money to pay an amount and calculating change:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/toy-shop-money

https://natwest.mymoneysense.com/students/students-5-8/the-change-game/

English

We would like you to complete the lessons for week 8 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 a recount ‘The man on the moon’ by Simon Bartram, with a focus on writing in the first person, using past tense. The lessons progress through the week: starting with listening to the story, remembering the story and answering questions about the story and then writing the story ourselves.  

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-listen-to-a-story-a1104f

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-commit-a-story-to-memory-82ce18

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-use-the-first-person-and-the-past-tense

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-begin-to-write-our-recount

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-continue-to-write-our-recount

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.

https://www.letterjoin.co.uk/  

(For desktop or laptop)     User Name:   jk 4216          Password:   home  

(For ipad or Tablet)            User Name:   jk4216            Swipe Code: 

 Other Subjects:

In science we have been looking at senses. See if you can remember and name each one. Last week, we focussed on describing the different noises that we could hear. This week we are again going to build on this and look at what a sound is:https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-is-sound-ccdde4

For art this week we will be looking at warm and cold colours focussing on the artist Georgia O’Keeffe: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-investigate-warm-and-cool-colours.  For this you will need some paper, pencil, and some paints or colouring pencils. Please note that this lesson will not be covered in school as some resources are not being used, to reduce the risk of infection. This could be a lesson you could all try at home.

For history this week we are focussing on the explorers Marco Polo, who was an Italian explorer and Gertrude Bell who was best known for her travels to the Middle East. The links for these two lessons are:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/who-was-marco-polo

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/who-was-gertrude-bell

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.

1BMoldgreen@kirkleeseducation.uk

1SMoldgreen@kirkleeseducation.uk

Thank you,

The Year 1 team

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