Following the closure of school today 20th March 2020, just a reminder of what we have asked the pupils to do.
The purple books sent home can be used to record any work you do from the suggested websites or 'things to do at home' document saved on this webpage below.
Please access the books and activities that will be regularly updated for Bug Club, Timestables Rockstars and My Maths (Bug Club and MyMaths will be continually updated with new activities for the children to complete).
Bug Club will help with your reading and reading comprehensions- look at the website document below to find ideas for story writing. Remember you can also make up your own ideas for example if you read a book or watch a film you could write a review.
Please see the R.E links to websites to help the children learn about Lent during this important time of year in the Catholic calendar.
Please aim to do at least 3 hours of educational work a day. This is not a holiday but an enforced closure you must do some school work to continue your child's education in this uncertain time. Keep checking back on this page to see updated activities and ideas. We look forward to seeing all the activities you complete with your child when we are back to normality. Keep washing your hands, look after yourselves and stay safe. If you have problems with log ons only please contact:
Many thanks and we hope to see you soon,
Mr Cooke, Mrs McNally, Mrs Thomas and Mrs Pettitt
(Please note: many people will be visiting this website over the coming weeks which will cause the site to slow. If you can access it freely, I would advise you to download and save all of the documents onto your device to use over this time. If the website is being slow, please be patient and persist, thank you).
We are so pleased to see so many children completing their online learning tasks! We love looking at what you have done and we have been providing feedback. However, we are aware that you do not receive a notification when feedback has been given. We will aim to give feedback within a couple of days of completing the activity.
To see the feedback do the following;
- Click on the tab that says "scores" - this is where completed work is saved.
- Click on an activity.
- Feedback given is at the bottom of the screen with a speech bubble next to it.
Below is a link that will take you to an electronic version of Axel Sheffler's (an illustrator who has worked on many of our favourite Julia Donaldson stories) brand new story all about the Coronavirus. The book aims to answer the many questions children might have about the current pandemic in a child-friendly manner. Please read this with your children and try completing a book review in your 'work at home' books.
From Monday BBC bitesize will be showing daily listens on BBC iplayer. Please check in with these each day with your child and enjoy this fantastic free resource. See link for further information:
From the online learning tasks, we have identified that time is an area that the children need some support with (please don't worry - we haven't taught it yet this year). The objective for Year 1 is to tell the time to the hour and half past the hour and draw the hands on a clock face to show these times.
We have linked two PowerPoints for you to work through with your child and then an activity sheet for them to have a go at.
You can download and print or just copy the idea from this PDF onto a blank sheet. It contains a number of crucial sketching and drawing skills that the children learn during years 1 and 2. You could even choose one of the styles in the PDF to go on a whole A4 sheet with a variety of colours to practise the skill further, enjoy!
Bouncy Ball Art
Use some of this good weather at the moment to take some art work out into the garden! Try painting some bouncy balls in the primary colours (red, blue and yellow) and bounce it off some paper or card to create some art. Use other colours as well and explore what happens when you mix colours together, what other colours can you make?
Department for Education's list of online educational resources:
*We are aware that some people are having issues logging into oxford owl. We have tested the logins and they work however, sometimes we were unable to log in due to high demand on the website at present. If you are experiencing issues, try the following:
-Ensure that you are logging into the “class login section” and not the main login.
-Check you have used capitals and non capitals correctly as seen in the log in information in the websites word document.
-Try again later when online traffic is less crowded.
We have been in touch with the website to report the issue and to see if they can further assist.