Letter from Year 1 Staff w/c 8th June

Date: 5th Jun 2020 @ 3:13pm

Dear Parents/Carers.

We hope you all had a lovely half term break and enjoyed the sunshine. 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 would like you to complete lessons for week 6 on Oak National Academy. This week focuses on using addition and subtraction skills to solve problems. There are several strategies that are shown on the video such as the part whole model, number lines and dienes (cubes). Let your child have a go with the different methods and choose the strategy they feel most confident with. Again if you have a tape measure and Lego bricks this will help when using the number line/dienes methods. For lesson 3, exploring different addition and subtraction statements, your child could make towers using 2 different coloured Lego bricks – this will help them to visualise the different number sentences. So for example: 8 + 6 = 14 If they make a tower of 8 in one colour, a tower of 6 using another colour and put it together  to create the whole tower – they can then write each number sentence:

8 + 6 = 14             6 + 8 = 14             14 = 8 + 6             14 = 6 + 8             14 – 8 = 6             14 – 6 = 8             14 - 8 = 6

Lesson 4 looks at solving addition and subtraction questions involving money. You could use 1p coins for this rather than the counters shown in the video and draw the tens frame grids for your child to practise the method shown.

We realise there are lots of different methods shown on the video, but what is most important is that your child can calculate the answers, using any given method. If they choose to use one method that they feel most confident with, that is fine. Please remember to email us if you need to ask any questions. They are pasted individually below in the order they should be completed.







Please remember to keep practising number bonds to 20 so that your child can recall these at speed. Your child could play the game below to reinforce this.




We would like you to complete the lessons for week 6 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 poem called The Magic Wand. The children should be familiar with poetry and know that poems can have rhymes. The lessons progress through the week: starting with listening to a poem, identifying rhyming words, identifying onomatopoeia, planning a poem and finally writing a poem.







The phonics lessons launched at the end of April are still available on the link below. 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 log in details are below, if you need any help with this please contact us via our email.


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

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


Other Subjects:

For this week in science we would like you to complete is https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/foundation/how-can-we-record-wind-direction-year-1-wk6-3  which explores recording wind direction.

For this week in art we would like you to complete https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/foundation/to-build-a-terrarium-year-1-wk6-5 which looks at building a terrarium (like an aquarium but for plants rather than fish) using items readily available in homes and gardens. You will need a small jar or plastic bottle, some rocks, some soil and a small plant or petals, leaves and twigs.

For history this week we are focussing on the explorers Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, and Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman to go into space. The links for these two lessons are: https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/foundation/who-was-neil-armstrong-year-1-wk6-1 and https://www.thenational.academy/year-1/foundation/who-is-valentina-tereshkova-year-1-wk6-4

Here is a link to a video and information of the recent launch of the SpaceX rocket which launched on Saturday 30th May 2020 which you may find interesting   https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52526849


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.



Thank you,

The Year 1 team

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