Week 14 13-17th July 2020
Hello Year 1,
So we have reached the last week of Year 1...I can't believe it is here already! I have really enjoyed seeing those of you that have returned and for those of you that haven't, we miss you lots and look forward to seeing you again in September!
I have really enjoyed being your teacher this year. We have had a very strange year of school and I am super proud of how well you have adapted and helped save lives by staying at home. I am so happy to be your teacher again in September and we are really lucky because we have some brilliant Reception children joining us as Year 1 too. I know that you guys will look after them really carefully and teach them all about being in Year 1. You will be super Year 2's!
For the last half term we have been based in the Nursery classroom but in September we will be back in our usual classroom. Things may still be a little different when you return as we have to remain in learning bubbles so look out for any updates about returning to school. You can still contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or worries. I am in class all week but will get back to you as soon as I can.
I have attached your final suggested activities grid and the packs from Classroom Secrets, as always there is no pressure to complete every activity...only do what you can manage.
I am really looking forward to seeing you all again in September. Have a wonderful summer holiday; look after yourself, stay safe, and most of all have fun!
Love Mrs Terris
Week 13: 6-10th July 2020
I can’t quite believe that we are almost at the end of the school year. Most of you are back in school at some point during the week now so will be accessing the resources on the website on your days at home. Remember, there is no expectation to complete everything, these are suggested activities to keep your brain active and busy whilst you are at home…it is really important to have a happy and healthy mind!
For those of you who haven’t returned to school yet, we miss you lots and hope you are doing well at home. I am so pleased that the Government has said you can all come back to school in September, it has been such a long break for you all and it will be really good for you to get back into school.
Remember you can always contact me at email@example.com and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
Mrs Terris 😊
Hey Year 1,
I hope you have had a great week and stayed safe in the sun, it was so hot! It has been great to see some of you back at school, I am missing the rest of you and hope you are ok.
I have uploaded the classroom secrets pack and a new grid of suggested activities for the week. Remember you can contact me if you need any support with the learning at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have been singing lots of action rhymes to warm our brains at school, try this one and see what you think... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBttxAMxaXE. We had lots of fun trying to keep up!
Keep safe lovelies,
Mrs Terris x
I hope you are all doing well at home and that you have been able to meet up with some of your friends and family since the rules changed - at a safe distance of course!
From now on the learning set on the website is going to change a little as more children are returning to school. I will be using the packs uploaded for English and Maths in class so that we are all doing the same learning, and those of you that are in part time will be able to continue with the learning at home. I will continue to add a grid with other suggested activities that you can do; please don't feel pressured to complete all of these.
As always do not hesitate to contact me on email@example.com if you have any concerns or if you want to show me what you have been up to. I miss you all, we all wish we could have everyone back together but until that happens stay strong and keep being the amazing stars that you are!
Please stay safe in the sun this week. For those of you who are at school remember to put on sun cream before you come to school and bring in a sun hat and named water bottle.
The English and Maths learning is coming from www.classroomsecrets.co.uk, if you sign up for free as a parent you can access resources and lesson videos. Change the year group in the drop down menu on the left to select Year 1.
I have been lucky enough to have some of you back this week which has been lovely. To those of you still learning at home I hope that you are well and still being brilliant learners for your parents; I miss you lots!
We are going to keep thinking about how to trap a dragon this week so I hope you are still feeling brave! We made some dragon traps at school last Thursday...I wonder if we will find a dragon trapped tomorrow?!
I hope you have fun with this weeks learning, remember you can keep in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stay safe and keep smiling
Mrs Terris x
Hello Year 1,
Can you believe this is the ninth week of home learning? I miss you guys so much but you are all doing a super job, keep it up! Please scroll down if you are returning to school this week for information about our day and pictures of the environment...I look forward to seeing you.
Remember the activities I post on the class page are only suggested activities and you are under no pressure to complete them all. I have a dangerous mission for you in English this week, I hope you are feeling brave...see the picture below!! . Keep doing a brilliant job at home and keep in touch with the email, I look forward to seeing some of your creations.
HELP Year 1! A dragon was spotted above our school and we need your help to catch it!
Week 9 - Suggested Home Learning
A Fun Story to Share This Week...
Whilst We Can't Hug
This story is great for helping children understand the importance of social distancing. I have used it in class and the children loved it x
INFORMATION FOR RETURNING PUPILS:
Hello lovely Year 1,
I hope you are all well. For those of you returning on Monday I thought you might like to see how the environment that you will be in has changed and to share some information with your parents about how your day will be (scroll down for photos).
We have moved from our usual classroom to the Nursery classroom as it gives us much more outdoor space. Each group of children stay in their own bubble with their own members of staff. You will be in a bubble with Miss Romagnoli and myself. Each day Mr Jones will come to dismiss you as I have to go and pick my own children up from their school; Mr Jones will also teach you on a Friday.
You will start your day by lining up in a circle on the playground in the KS1 line (see photos) and waiting to go to the classroom. In the classroom you will have your own peg as usual and your own desk with your tray and all the resources you will need. Those having a school lunch collect it from the dining hall and then we have our lunch together in the classroom. There are a variety of activities, both inside and outside throughout the day and we have allocated times on the field. At the end of the day, Mr Jones will come into our bubble and take you back to the spots on the playground to wait for your parents. We have to try really hard to walk with a big gap between each of us to keep our distance, those that have been in are doing very well at this.
It might seem a bit strange on Monday when you first arrive but you will soon get used to it and the children who have already been in will help you. It has taken a while for Miss Romagnoli and I to adapt too but we can't wait to see you on Monday and catch up on all that you have been doing. For those of you staying at home I will continue to set learning for you and look forward to hearing from you at email@example.com, I will still reply but it may take me a bit longer now I'm teaching all day again.
Please bring a jacket to keep you warm and dry, a sun hat, a water bottle and if you are packed lunch please use a tupperware box that can be wiped clean and sterilised at the end of each day when you get home.
I look forward to seeing your lovely smiles,
Mrs Terris x
Hi Year 1,
I hope you have all had a lovely time over half term! From tomorrow I will be back in school working each day with the children already attending and then next Monday some of Year 1 will return. There have been lots of changes at school to help us socially distance and I will upload some photos so that you can see what it will be like. Rest assured though, it will still be a fun place to be !
Each activity grid I upload to the website will be given to the children at school so I hope you have fun completing them with your family too. Remember you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to show me what you have been up to or get in contact. I'm so proud of all the hard work you guys have been doing and the learning I have seen!
Have a great week
Mrs Terris x
Hello my lovely Year 1 class,
I can't believe this is the last week of the half term and I haven't seen you...it feels very strange! It was so lovely to talk to some of your parents yesterday and to hear your voices in the background. I am missing you lots and hope that you are all doing well, I am so proud of how hard you have been working and what good learners you have been at home...it sounds like you have all been very busy!
This week is mental health awareness week with a focus on kindness matters. It is really important to think about our mental health, particularly at the moment when things are so different. Mental health is as important as physical health and it is really important to focus on keeping your brain healthy just like you keep your bodies healthy.
Remember you can email me any of the wonderful things you have been doing at email@example.com. I really hope I get to see or talk to you soon.
Take care and keep smiling,
Suggested Activities 18-22 May 2020
Hi Year 1,
I hope you are all happy and well!
I have added your new learning to the website with links to the activities and helpful websites. Try and do a little reading, writing and maths each day.
Keep smiling, hopefully we will be back together again soon.
I hope you have had a good week! It was lovely to hear from some of you through email last week and see what you have been up to.
I have added learning for Week 5 to the website. I hope you are enjoying the activities and having lots of fun at home. Remember that we are really proud of you and you are all super stars; show your families what great learners you are! Hopefully we will get good news about coming back to school soon, fingers crossed.
We would only have been at school for 4 days this week as Friday is a Bank Holiday to celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE day which marks the end of World War 2. See what you can find out about it.
Remember you can get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are missing you lots, keep smiling
Mrs Terris x
I hope you have had a lovely weekend and enjoyed the sunshine! Here is some more learning for you, try and complete as much as you can to keep busy but please don't worry if some of your parents are still working and it is too tricky to complete everything...do what you can.
Keep practising your reading, phonics, number bonds and counting skills.
Remember you can now email me on email@example.com if you have any questions about the learning set, want to show me anything you have been doing or if you just want to say hi. I am missing you lots and it would be great to hear from you.
Take care and stay safe,
Mrs Terris xx
There are new phonics lessons for Y1 on YouTube which would be good to try. I have attached the letter explaining how you can access this resource, click on Year 1 or Reception to practise the sounds we have learnt so far. They are on at the same time each day and will be uploaded throughout the summer term.
Hi Year 1,
Following on from my message yesterday (scroll down) here is your new learning for this week. I have attached the activities and some documents to help you. Have fun!
You can now email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to seeing what you have done and all the fun things you have been up to!
I hope you have all had a lovely Easter break and that you enjoyed some yummy chocolate. We had an Easter egg hunt which Charlotte and Thomas loved and we have all eaten a little too much chocolate! I hope you have continued to enjoy the sunshine. I can’t believe I haven’t seen you for over a month. I am missing you all lots and wish we could all be together learning at school, but we are doing a very important job by staying at home.
I will be adding new learning to our class page in the next couple of days so keep your eyes peeled. We have been chatting about ways we can keep in touch and that you can show us what you have been up to so look out for any important updates from Mr Jones!
In the meantime, keep practising your phonics using the book and sound mats I sent home and have a look at the BBC Bitesize lessons using the link below, just choose Year 1 and select an activity that interests you.
Love Mrs Terris xx
Hello Year 1,
Happy Easter Holidays!
School is closed now and teachers are taking their break. During the school holiday make sure you take time to relax and enjoy the sunshine as much as you can either at home or during your daily exercise. Remember to keep your distance from people you do not live with if you meet them on your walk!
There are lots of fun things you can do at home, see how many different things you can come up with - a race, a puzzle, some exercise, colouring, writing... so many different things to do! I would love to see a list of the ideas you come up with.
I miss seeing your cheerful smiles every day and look forward to catching up soon.
Look after yourself and your family.
Mrs Terris x
I have added some more learning activities for you to have a go at. We have been doing the Joe Wicks PE sessions at school with the few children still there and they love it. Give it a go!
Love from Mrs Terris xxx
Have a go at the 30 day Lego challenge...take photos to show me your amazing creations when we get back to school!
Hi Year 1,
We hope you are all ok and that any of you who have been poorly are now feeling better, We have been into school this week and it has been so strange without you there, the classroom is very empty and we hope we get to fill it again soon. We hope you are enjoying the lovely sunshine, looking after each other at home and being super helpful to your parents...they need your help a lot at the moment, especially if they are working from home!
We miss you lots and can't wait to hear about what you have been up to when we get back to school. Take care, keep washing those hands and we look forward to seeing you soon!
Love from Mrs Terris, Mrs Taylor and Miss Romagnoli xxx
Common Exception Words
These are important tricky words to learn and spell by the end of Year 1. There is also the list for Year 2.
Try these different counting games!
Please let us know if your child cannot remember their log in.