Wrens Class Page
Home learning update
As we are working remotely until February half term we will be updating this page daily with learning activities reflecting the learning which would be done in the classroom.
- There will be two live zoom lessons everyday. Please check your emails for a link which has been sent by the office.
11.45 am - Story time
1.15 pm - Phonics
- There will also be a daily English, Maths or Topic lesson uploaded to this webpage to be completed at home. The work that is completed at home will then need to be uploaded to Seesaw. All the details will be below.
- Please check this webpage everyday.
- We will continue to provide activities on Purple Mash. Please remember to save and submit the work for the teachers to see.
- If you need another copy of any login details for your child, please email the class teacher.
- Work packs can also be collected for your child from school, please contact the office for more details.
Recommended daily activities at home
- Reading a variety of books and listening to older siblings or adults read stories. If you would like access to new books, please see the links below. Use the book talk book mark to ask children questions about the stories they read.
- Use the homework sheet below for additional activities and don’t forget to upload your work to Seesaw.
Thank you for your continued support.
Our vision is to create a natural, calm learning environment that promotes children’s independence and their resilience. We want the learning opportunities to be developmentally appropriate which is why there will be lots of opportunities for children to learn through play. When we provide these play opportunities they will be closely linked to our adult led teaching sessions and the national curriculum. Through play, children will have lots of opportunities to practice what they have learnt over and over again to ensure that the learning is being stored in their long-term memory. We want children to have a love of learning and we want to promote their natural curiosity.
Friday 15th January 2021
(scroll down for yesterday's lessons if you missed them)
Complete these activities in the time that you have available at home and with flexibility. Children at this age may struggle to concentrate on one activity for longer than 15-20 minutes. Respond to the needs of your child by doing short bursts of learning with regular breaks. The home learning that we have set is the same as what the children in school will be accessing.
Don't forget to join in with 2 live zoom lessons with Miss Gray today!
11.45 is story time
1.15 will be a phonics lesson
To share information about the Great Fire of London.
Watch the videos. Then, answer the questions you came up with using the information in the videos.
The Tiger who came to tea
Watch the film version of the story here:
Thursday 14th January
Practise writing one armed robot and long ladder letters.
Watch the videos:
Then complete the sheets on Seesaw.
We are reading The Tiger Who Came To Tea with Miss Gray.
Complete the book review on Seesaw.
Wednesday 13th January
To add ones using number bonds.
Watch https://vimeo.com/490879867 and complete the activity on Seesaw.
We are reading The Tiger Who Came To Tea with Miss Gray.
Complete the task sheet on Seesaw.
Let's start the morning with some exercise! Here are some options for you to choose from:
Spring Term Homework
Please upload a photo or video to Seesaw using the app on for before Friday for the teachers to see what homework children are completing.
Please also visit Purple Mash for further homework activities. Your login information has been sent out in a letter and it is also stuck into your child's reading diary. There is a link below which will take you to the website.
Sentence Writing Criteria
In Year 1 we teach the children how to use capital letters and full stops. They learn how to separate each word with a finger space so it is easy to read back their own work. We have been learning how to make writing more interesting by using adjectives and conjunctions.
We have introduced a new handwriting scheme and the children have been learning how to write in cursive handwriting.
Year 1 curriculum overview 2020-2021
The children are taught discrete phonics lessons everyday following the Letters and Sounds program. We teach the children the sounds in order for them to read and write with increasing proficiency. At the end of Year 1 (in June) the children will be completing a Phonics Screening Check which is a legal requirement for each child. They will apply their phonics knowledge to read 40 words, 20 of which are real and 20 which are not (we call these alien words).
The weekly spellings that the children receive are linked to the sounds and words that they learn in their phonics lessons. It is important that these are practiced at home.
There is more information about the Phonics Screening Check here:
Below is a link to the letters and sounds document that we follow to teach phonics:
Below are the sounds that the children will be learning this year. We will be building on their knowledge from EYFS as they previously would been taught Phase 2 and Phase 3. There will be a big focus on children learning Phase 4 and Phase 5 and applying this knowledge to read and write words containing those sounds.
Story Time with Miss Gray
Spring Term 1 - The Great Fire of London
This term the children will be learning about the Great Fire of London. They will be asking questions to learn more about the historical event. Using books, fact sheets and the internet, they will learn to research and to learn more about the event.
In Geography the children will learn about the 4 countries of the United Kingdom. They will find them on the map and identify the flag. They will learn facts about each country and the traditions that they have. Children will also learn about the capital cities and look at some key landmarks. They will look at how London has changed over time.
Home Learning websites
Please continue to read with your child as much as possible (we recommend just a few minutes every day). If you read at home - remember to sign the reading diary to say you have done so (with a comment if possible).
They will also get a sticker on their reading cards and when they have filled these will receive a prize from Mrs Lewis in celebration assembly!
Key days and dates
Please can children wear PE kits to school on Tuesday and Wednesday. They will no longer be bringing PE bags into school and changing at school.
- Monday - PE (books will be changed)
- Tuesday - PE
- Homework needs to be completed and shared on Seesaw by Friday.
We will not be able to regularly change books as books need to be quarantined for 72 hours before they can go back into circulation. We will therefore only be able to change books once a week. Please use the Myon login in your child's reading record to access more books at home.
Alternatively, there are more books on Oxford Owl which can be read online at home.
Welcome to year 1 booklet