Hello Year One Families,
It’s been great to see you all on Tapestry these past two weeks!
Now it’s time for the Easter Holidays to begin. Enjoy each other, keep safe, and have fun celebrating. Hopefully you can enjoy nature too, in your gardens or on your daily walks.
We’ll be sending home some learning challenges for the holidays. You’ll get them on Monday. Please enjoy taking part in a range of these. We won’t be giving daily feedback as your teachers are on holiday too. But we’ll be looking forward to seeing your work and projects.
Do please keep on reading books, practising the phonics and playing number games.
Also, this will be a good chance to catch up on all the Home Learning Jobs from the last two weeks.
All the best, and Happy Easter!
Mrs Bisset and Mrs Greydanus
Hello Year One Parents and Carers
While the school is closed, there are lots of things you can do to keep your child learning. We'll be putting up weekly overview on the website and daily challenges on Tapestry so watch out for those. Each day we'' set Reading, Writing, Maths Challenges and another activity to do. If you would like, you can send in a photograph or a comment to show us how you got on.
Don't forget that learning to do life skills such as making a meal or cooking from a recipe, gardening, housework, helping to make a shopping list are all incredibly useful and valuable. You could learn to play a board game, sketch plants and animals you see around your home, study the night sky for constellations and planets, observe the weather and seasonal changes as weeks go by.
Remember to encourage your child to read daily and find books which they enjoy. The most important thing you can do with child though is reading to them and with them too. Read them all sorts of books and stories, talk about them and share a love of reading. We will be attaching stories to read and or sending links to books we can all read too.
We recommend children practise their sounds every day. The Year One National Phonics Screening Test will probably still take place at some point. Each child have brought home a phonics sound and word booklet. This covers all the sounds which maybe in the test. We will be providing you with more support in using this booklet as we go. We have updated a speed sound chart. Also you can have daily RWI speed sound lesson on Twitter, YouTube or Facebook. Please see the link below.
Hand-writing is very important. We recommend practise to write capital and lower case letters every day. Encourage your child to form lower case letters in the correct direction, starting and finishing in the right place. Also it is very important to practise writing numbers 0-9 and 10-20. We will be giving specific hand-writing tasks as well.
Please practise writing daily. You could make a diary of what you get up to every day. Add some drawings or photographs to it.
Please encourage your child to say out loud what they are going to write and to re-read what they have written to check it makes sense. It's important that children have spaces between words when writing and would begin to punctuate sentences, especially using capital letter and a full stop.
In Maths you could practise counting up to hundred in 2s, 5s and 10s. To follow this activity you could use a hundred square. This will support your child to see the similarities between numbers when we count in 2s, 5s and tens. We will be asking children to practise addition facts up to 10 and then higher. Also you could review number bonds to 10 and 20.
Some other ideas of things you can be doing at home