Welcome to Class 1!
We've completed our first week of having two class one bubbles - Elmo Bubble with Ms Griffiths and Mrs Lavington, and Paddington Bubble with Mrs Luckett and Mrs Wright. It's been lovely seeing more of the faces we've missed so much and we've loved watching the children enjoying each other's company again. We look forward to seeing more faces on Monday afternoon for the Meet the Teacher afternoon!
The children have been given lots of opportunities to play and we've been doing all the same work that the children at home have been given on the website. We've been doing one to one assessments with each child which has given us a very good idea of where the gaps in their learning are, but also what good progress they've made. We'll be doing the same with the remaining children in September.
Everyone really seems to be loving learning about castles and there has been lots of creative work and role play happening at school and at home - it's such a shame we weren't able to go and visit Arundel Castle together, but it sounds like lots of visits to other castles have been happening and that more are planned!
Keep sending in your photos of what you've been up to - I love seeing all your hard work and creative ideas!
We miss you and look forward to seeing you all again!
Love from Ms Griffiths, Mrs East and Mrs Lavington
WHAT'S NEW on our class page?
5/7 - wb July 6 resources
5/7 - Maths - WHITE ROSE Summer Week 11 worksheets and alternative sheets
3/7 - History - Great Fire of London - link to live feed from Museum of London 6th July 2pm
2/7 - History - CASTLES - Who lived in medieval castles?
30/6 - Art - Paul Klee Castle Art lesson
28/6 - History/Art - Castles art and craft activities galore!
28/6 - Maths - WHITE ROSE Summer Week 10 worksheets
28/6 - wb June 29 resources
26/6 - History - CASTLES - How were medieval castles built?
21/6 - History - CASTLES - What kind of castles were there?
21/6 - wb June 22 resources
21/6 - Maths - WHITE ROSE Summer Week 9 worksheets
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Year 1 common exception words
There are 45 common exception words that children should ideally know how to read and spell by the end of year 1. These are words that defy the rules of phonics! We sometimes call them 'tricky words' because we can't reliably use our knowledge of phonics to sound them out when trying to read or spell them.
Below are links to some resources should you like to do some work on the words. There is a checklist where you can record which of the words your child can read and/or write. You can then use this to focus on the ones that need to be practised. There is a separate activity sheet for each word so that you can print off only the ones you need. There are also 'tricky word' practice games on the phonics websites listed in the phonics section of this class page.
We have been practising our handwriting by focusing on one letter family at a time:
curly caterpillars (c,a,d,g,q,e,s,f,o) - all start with a curve
ladder letters (l,i,t,u,j,y) - all begin with a downward stroke
one-armed robots (r,b,n,h,m,k,p) - all begin with a downward stroke and up again without lifting the pencil
zigzag monsters (v,w,x,z) - have diagonal strokes
Here are some demonstration videos:
This half term we are learning about Castles! Before we begin our learning you can tell me what you already know by drawing and/or writing about it and then you can write some questions telling me what more you'd like to find out about them.
COVID-19 Time Capsule
This very strange time that we are all going through is HISTORY IN THE MAKING! I know that some of you are already keeping a diary of what it has been like for you, just like Samuel Pepys did when he experienced the Great Fire of London and many other events. One day you will be able to tell your own children and grandchildren about what your life was like when the whole world went into lockdown! Nothing like this has ever happened on this scale before - we are the first people to be living through it.
If you would like to join many others who are keeping a record of the COVID-19 lockdown, this booklet might be a good starting point for you.
The Great Fire of London!
Here are some links to follow and activities to do.
By the end you should be able to answer to these:
- Can I describe some of the ways in which London has changed?
- Can I describe some of the ways in which how we live now is different and similar to how people lived in 1666?
- Can I find out about how the Great Fire started and spread across London?
- Can I explain how we know about the Great Fire of London?
- Can I describe how London was rebuilt after the Great Fire?
- Can I show what I have learned about the Great Fire of London?
This half term we would have been learning about Kenya. I'm not sure if we are going to get a chance to do that together at school, so here are some resources if you would like to do some home learning about it!
More activities and challenges
Keep moving! If you can't go outside, here are some fun videos to keep you active.
Remember to take breaks between your learning!
PE with Joe (The Body Coach)
Jack Hartman (grown ups, you're going to LOVE this guy)
Cosmic Kids Yoga
Paul Klee Castle and Sun Art Lesson
Art at Tate
Follow this link to the Tate website where you can do your very own artwork and send it to the virtual gallery!
Explore the website for other fun ideas!
I am an artist
This is a fantastic website with some great videos and related art activities - get your aprons on!
Art World Records
Make history at home by joining Rob Biddulph on May 21st to break a World Record for drawing!
May The Fourth Be With You - Happy Star Wars Day!
I know we have many Star Wars fans in Class 1 so here are a few fun activities you might enjoy!