Welcome to Year 1G!
Summer term 2020
We hope that you and your families are all well and keeping safe during this testing time for us all. We hope you had a lovely Easter with your families and still got to indulge in lots of chocolate!! Remember to stay positive, keep in touch with friends and family, enjoy the sunshine on your daily exercise and keep working hard with your school work!
We miss you all so very much and can't wait to see you soon!
Class teacher: Miss Griffiths
Message for parents/carers
We understand that this is a very difficult and testing time for everybody and we would like to personally thank you for trying your very best keeping the children learning at home learning. It has been lovely seeing the work you have emailed in to school and really makes us smile. It is so important that the children remain some structure with their education and that they are accessing the resources provided by ourselves on Google Drive, Purple Mash, My Maths and on our class pages. Keep checking twitter for new daily links to access new learning and remember to email the admin team if you need any assistance or support in anyway. We hope that the resources provided have been useful and that they have helped keep the children engaged in their learning...you are doing a fantastic job!
Below are some more links that may be of use to you in the coming weeks:
The above link has fantastic, easy to follow daily lessons for English, Maths and foundation subjects. All you need to do is select 'Start lesson' and then select Year 1. Each lesson is individually labelled with the date and the topic that they focus on and there is a useful video for the children to watch and an activity for them to complete.
The second link is similar to BBC Bitesize as it has daily lessons for English, Maths and foundation subjects.You just need to select the subject and then choose the lesson that you would like to complete. The subjects that are taught are sequenced in a week long course so would be perfect to use daily from Monday right through to a Friday. If you access the 'schedule' tab in the top right of the page you will be able to view the weeks lessons and what they will cover. Another excellent resource!
The next link is for White Rose Maths which provide daily challenges, activities and resources . They are uploading one lesson per day and this is the scheme of work that they teachers at St Cuthbert's normally follow so we highly recommend. First there is a video to watch which explains the activity for the children and then an activity to complete, which can be printed or opened in Microsoft Word.
This link has a weekly home learning pack that is available to download with lots of fun and engaging resources for a rnage of different subjects. If you click 'go to classroom secrets kids' you will find lots of games, videos and activities that the children can access for free.The website also has daily timetables to help with structuring the day and support on how to space out free time and learning with different lessons.
Phonics play is a fantastic resources that the children have regular access to in school during their phonics lessons. It has lots of high quality games that teach the different phases of phonics.The phase we are focusing on in school is phase 5. This can also be used independently on a phone or tablet.
Letters and sounds are also uploading daily videos which would be useful for phonics practice at home.
The final link is a Wellbeing Menu - please see document at the very bottom of this page along with the Summer 2 homework grid. Our physical and mental well-being is the most important thing at the moment so please remember to look after yourselves and try to exercise everyday. There are a selection of links to youtube and other websites which have some excellent activities you can also try with the children for their well-being. Don't forget to access the Myhappyminds website too for support around meditation and enabling children to build up a bank of strategies to help deal with daily life challenges.
St Cuthbert's VE Day Competition
On Friday 8 May 2020 Britain will be commemorating the 75th anniversary of VE Day when the guns fell silent at the end of war in Europe. Due to the coronavirus restrictions most VE Day 75 events and street parties have had to be cancelled or postponed including our celebrations at St Cuthberts. We still want to be able to mark this special occasion, share your pride in our country and honour the men and women of WW2 as a school community.
To do this, we want to create our very own VE Day school bunting including designs from as many pupils as possible. Each pupil is asked to design one of the bunting triangles. You can decorate your bunting triangle with pictures of whatever inspires you, whether it’s those who fought on the frontline or worked hard on the Homefront, or whether it’s a celebration of enduring peace or your own personal hero.
All entries will be included in our final school bunting, but there will be a prize for the most creative design awarded to each year group.A bunting template is available to print off and use, but you can also draw or cut out a triangle shape on any paper to create your design.
Please send a photo of your design to email@example.com.
Please entitle the email as ‘Bunting Competition’ and include pupil’s name and year group.
Remember to hold on to your original art work to bring to school once we open again!
Closing Date for entries: Friday 15th May
See documents at the bottom of this page or the class Google Drive for the design template and further VE Day activities.
This will be updated when the school reopens.
Your child's learning and development in Key Stage 1 relies on your support at home.
Your child will be given a new homework board for learning logs this half term. The children are able to choose which activity they wish to complete each week from their homework board and we ask that this is completed in their learning log and brought back to school on a Friday morning. The children will have chance to share their home learning with their peers on Friday afternoons.
Spelling lists will be given out half termly and the children will be tested on a Friday. By the end of KS1 all children must be able to read and spell over 200 high frequency words, so practice at home is vital.
We kindly ask that you spend 5 minutes a day reading at home with your child. Frequent, short reading practice will hugely benefit your child's ability to decode words at speed. We encourage you to discuss settings, characters, character's feelings and their predictions. This will prepare your child for the reading SATs at the end of Year 2 and Phonics screening in Year 1. If you read with your child every night, please sign their reading record, this means your child will be able to win pennies to spend in our shop every Friday!
A few helpful reminders...
Click on the links below for this term homework:
KS1 Creative ideas: https://sway.office.com/izWF4eAOc7u0rCfS?ref=Link