Welcome to Year 1
Mrs Ndisi, Mrs Walker, Mrs Good
Learning during lockdown
Children who are at school and children who are at home will be completing the same learning.
Our days will start with a Zoom call with the whole class, including children in school and at home. We will say good morning as we do the register, take part in a 'Go Noodle' activity together and outline the learning for the day. During mornings we will all be using the Oak National Academy for the core subjects of English and Maths. During the afternoons children will be able to choose their own learning from a bank of ideas. These will include ideas for the subjects of Science, Geography, Art, D&T, PE and Music. Our days will end with another Zoom call with the whole class, including children in school and at home. We will reflect on our learning from the day and share a story time together.
Please refer to your weekly learning grid sent via Class Dojo to find the learning for each day. Please ensure you are checking 'messages' and 'class story' on Class Dojo regularly and have notifications switched on as this is how we will be communicating with families at home.
Alongside the set daily learning, there are also a selection of useful websites and activities to help children continually practise their key skills. These are available below for families to use as and when they wish to supplement the learning that is set on Class Dojo.
Useful websites to practise key skills at home:
Use the following links to practise these key Year 1 number skills:
- Counting in 2s, 5s and 10s up to 100
- Recognising odd and even numbers
- Finding 1 more and 1 less than a given number
- Partitioning 2 digit numbers into tens and ones
- Number bonds and facts to 10 and 20
- Finding doubles up to 10 and finding halves from 20
Use the following links to practise these key Year 1 reading and writing skills:
- Segmenting and blending all sounds
- Breaking longer words into syllables to read them
- Reading contracted words (I'm, don't, can't etc)
- Reading and spelling tricky words and common exception words
- Forming capital and lowercase letters correctly
- Writing sentences with capital letters, finger spaces and full stops
- Extending sentences using 'and' and other conjunctions (but, so, because, then, with)
- Developing sentences by adding adjectives and using different sentence openers
Other Learning Links:
Use the following links to practise knowledge and skills from other areas of the curriculum:
Useful activities to practise key skills at home:
Representing Numbers Maths Quick Maths
Phonics Common Exception Words SPaG
Daily Online Activities Maths and English Ideas Practical Ideas
KS1 Maths Games Year 1 Number Games
Useful resources from SEND Supported:
We work with a company called SEND Supported at school and they are releasing newsletters each week offering support and guidance to parents of children who many have additional needs in school. Please find below a link to these newsletters:
There are also lots of other resources and information available on their website. The 'Things to do Issue 2 - Resources' file has some lovely activities for all children regardless of whether they have additional needs or not. There are lots of great visual puzzles and games for children to play so please have a look if you can. There are also resources available now to support with developing children's memory skills in 'Thing to do Issue 3 - Resources.'
Useful resources for explaining and discussing Covid-19: