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Year One

31.03.2020

Love science? Here is a great learning pack for you to complete at home. This week the focus is all about plants! 

Continue to 'grow' your minds and remember to show us what you've been up to. :) 

30.03.2020

Practical Maths

The next area of our learning in maths is measure. There are so many great, practical ways that you can do this at home. Here are some ideas for looking at length. Why not email us a picture of the things you have done? 

                                                                year1@st-augustines.manchester.sch.uk

      Length 

  • Collect objects around your house and use a ruler or a tape measure to measure them in centimeters. 
  • Put objects in order from the shortest to the longest or the longest to the shortest.
  • Compare two objects by putting them next to each other, tell someone else which is the longest/ shortest and how you know. 
  • Find an object- can you find something shorter, longer and the same size as your object?
  • Use Lego/ bricks to build the tallest/ shortest towers you can and compare them. 
  • Ask an adult to help you measure how tall you are- can you line up objects on the floor so they are the same height as you? 

 Have fun exploring the length of things around your home!

Know Your Rights! 

Now is such an important time to remember who you are, what your rights are, and what it means to be a citizen in our country. Here are some great activities you can complete at home! To help you we have also included a list of the 54 articles explaining what rights you have, and what they mean! 

Calling all Dr Seuss fans...

 27.03.2020

Good Morning guys, if you love all things 'Dr Seuss' then the 'Seussville' website will be perfect for you.There is lots to make and do, you can learn about the globally famous author. He is a timeless favourite for both adults and children.There are recipes, games and Printable's as well as his popular art.

                                   https://www.seussville.com/ 

                 Have a happy, productive and safe weekend, love from all your staff x

 

25.03.2020                                

Click on the link below if you would like some recipe ideas, nutritional information, and lifestyle advise to help keep your spirits raised and to help you and your families stay healthy and active. There are some short burst exercises you might get enjoyment from. This page is part of the NHS England 'Change for life' programme.

                                                             https://www.nhs.uk/change4life

                                                                    Try it out guys, stay well.

Keep Us Up to Date!!!

We'd love to see what you've been getting up to at home with your families! Why don't you show us what wonderful work you've produced so far? Email your year one teachers with your completed tasks so we can see what great learning you've done in your home. We may even put some onto our website so everyone can see how amazing you are! Remember; you can also email us with any queries should you need to!

Our email address is: year1@st-augustines.manchester.sch.uk

Just in case... 

Just in case you can't find your work from home grid, or you did not receive one at the end of last week - do not worry!! Here is a spare from us. Remember to show us the wonderful work you've created! Happy learning! :) 

Learning From Home!

In light of recent events; while we're not in school here are some fun ideas of what you can be doing to further your learning from home! We truly cannot wait to see you and the exciting things you've produced when we all come back together again. Remain kind to one another and keep yourselves safe :) - Your year 1 teachers. 

Fisher Price Play : https://play.fisher-price.com/

Games to practise alphabet, numbers and shapes. More suitable for EYFS

Cbeebies Games: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/games

A variety of educational games. More suitable for Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2

 

Phonics Play: https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

Phonic games to play. Most suitable for Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. Login needed

 

Twinklhttps://www.twinkl.co.uk/

Website full of educational resources. A month’s free access has been granted to parents to continue your Childs learning at home… setting up is really easy to do – go to www.twinkl.co.uk/  offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS 

 

Oxford owl: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

Website with lots of educational games. Suitable for all.

 

BBC bitesize: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

Website with lots of educational games. Suitable for all.

 

Reading Eggshttps://readingeggs.co.uk/

Register for a free trial and get 2 weeks free access to reading resources. Suitable for all.

 

Spelling Frame: https://spellingframe.co.uk/

Spelling activities for years 1-6.

 

Nasa Kids club: https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub

Children’s website about all things space. Suitable for all.

 

Education Quizzes: https://www.educationquizzes.com/

Education quizzes on different subjects. Suitable for all.

 

Corbettmaths Primary: https://corbettmathsprimary.com/

Maths work for KS2.

 

Times Table Rock Stars: https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth

All children have own login. 

 

Numbots: https://numbots.com/

Addition and subtraction. Suitable for all. Free trial available for coronavirus support.

 

Hit the Button: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Maths activities for 6 to 11 year olds.

Keeping Safe Week...

Year One have had an absolute blast learning all about how to be safe, this week. Our children have focussed on how to recognise dangerous situations not only in school but in every environment; such as what they should and shouldn't touch, who they should and shouldn't talk to, and who they can come to if they find themselves or their peers hurt or worried. We have discussed the meaning of first aid, how we can all play an important role in helping each other, and the five rules we can follow that can make us all an excellent first aider. We have had the absolute pleasure of welcoming our school's dedicated digital leaders into our classroom to deliver a lesson on E-Safety; and what a fantastic job they did - year one took a lot away and are now confident they know how to be safe when using digital devices. As if this hadn't been enough; we then took to the streets of our local community to learn and practice how to be safe both near a road and when crossing a road. Year one made us very proud not only with their behaviour, but with how quickly they learnt the protocol when crossing the road - STOP, LOOK, LISTEN, THINK, CROSS. What a fun, yet important week this has been for our lovely children. 

With a new year comes new opportunities!

Christmas time in Year One 

Year One had a blast during the run up to Christmas! From fabulous food to crazy dancing; Year One celebrated alongside Year Two with a Christmas Party Day! The final week of the term meant a slightly modified classroom - Christmas craft and learning  activities were set up around the provision which meant Christmas cards and decorations galore! Year one also took part in decorating the school tree, as well as creating a 'wish ribbon' - where each child took the time to think about their special Christmas wish for themselves and for others. It really has been, the most wonderful time of the year. 

Travelling through time with Year One...

This term year one are learning all about The Great Fire of London that happened 353 years ago. To imagine what times were like during this period, we travelled back in time to Staircase House - a house that was originally built and has been developed ever since 1460. We were spoiled rotten with several fun activities to help us learn more about how The Great Fire of London started, who Thomas Farriner and Samuel Pepys were, and what houses were like during 1666. As usual, our gorgeous Year One behaved exceptionally and continued to remember their rights to stay safe especially when we are in a new environment. (Article 19 - the right to being protected from being hurt or mistreated)

A Trip to the Cinema! 

As a reward for good behaviour, year one took a trip to the cinema to watch The Grinch! We were beyond proud of the way our wonderful children behaved in front of the community. 

Friendship Week!

This week at St-Augustines we have been celebrating friendship week, and the differences that make us all unique. Year One have been exploring what it means to be a good friend; and created a whole class friendship pledge! We also had Odd socks Day, where we demonstrated as a school that our differences are something to celebrate and be proud of. The end of the week was extra exciting; from our whole school friendship feast, to our fun Friday afternoon where year one and year two were given the opportunity to demonstrate true friendship to one another during a carousel of games and activities! Year one also got the opportunity during celebration assembly to perform their friendship song that they had worked hard on all week. 

Takeover Day!

For the last day of parliament week, the children had great fun in taking over the roles of the staff. Year One had the opportunity of becoming the teachers for the day; the children were asked to think about something they would like to teach the rest of the class - we had great fun learning a variety of different languages, about 2D shapes, some children took their class to hunt for signs of autumn, and others engaged the class by teaching us all a song. What a great day! 

Parliament Week 

This week year one have been focussing their topic learning around the theme of parliament; what makes up parliament, where it is, and what their role is within our country. We have very much focused on the concept of democracy, and what is 'fair' and what isn't seen as 'fair' - such as the right to a voice and a right to be listened to. The children have been taking part in a variety of challenges based around parliament; including craft and construction activities such as building the houses of parliament with different resources. Our literacy focus within the challenges has been to write a letter to either our Prime Minister or the Queen. The children have done a fantastic job at really taking part and engaging in the tasks set out. 

(Article 12 You have the right to give your opinion,and for adults to listen and take it seriously)

  • Please do remember to send your child in with their PE kits when coming back to school.
  • Your child will be bringing home books with them daily, please ensure they are reading every night and bringing their books and reading journals back in the next day. 
  • A gentle reminder that your child should not be wearing hoops in their ears to come to school. 

Going on Phonics Play can help your child with their reading. 

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

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