Letter from Year 1 Staff w/c 6th July
Date: 3rd Jul 2020 @ 1:39pm
We have had another lovely week with the children in school and have also seen some great things from the children continuing to work at home. Please keep sending this in. We love to see what the children are doing at home. We have again pasted the lessons below which will be covered in class this week. Remember to check the ‘Shout Outs!’ newsletter and blog added to the website each Monday.
We would like you to complete lessons for week 10 on Oak National Academy. Monday’s lesson looks at sharing a number equally between groups. It would help your child if they had apparatus such as pennies to help them solve the problems practically. Tuesday’s lesson looks at calculating how many equal groups can be made from a total. As for Monday, your child could use apparatus or draw and circle pictures to work out the answers. Wednesday and Thursday’s lessons look at making arrays – arranging objects into equal rows and columns. See if your child can spot arrays around them, such as egg boxes, chocolates in a box or a set of drawers. How many different arrays can they find? Friday’s lesson looks at finding halves and quarters of quantities. Again encourage your child to either work practically or draw pictures to represent the problem.
We would like you to complete the lessons for week 10 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 instruction writing. We will be listening to a story and answering questions about it. Then we will be drawing an instruction map about planting to help us to remember the instructions in order. After that we will be looking at writing nouns in the plural so that we can use these in our instruction writing on Thursday and Friday.
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:
In science we are going to continue our work about sounds. We will learn about pitch and look at how vibrations can change the pitch. For this lesson you will need a pencil and paper.
Due to a restriction in resources we are able to use in school, we would like all children to complete the art lesson at home this week. The lesson looks at a British artist called Michelle Reader who is known for her unique sculptures. We would like you to make your own sculpture using reusable materials you can find in your house.
For geography this week we are continuing our work about the ocean. We will be looking at how deep the ocean is and the different layers of the ocean. Then we will look at why our oceans are important. You will need a pencil and paper for these lessons.
Next week, on Tuesday 7th July we are holding a virtual sports day. The children in school will be taking part in some PE activities on this date, but it would also be lovely for the children at home to be involved in this too. Attached are the details of what you can do at home and a link for a video to watch. We’d love to see what you do!
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 address below. This email 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