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A new week

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Hi children and grown-ups of year 1.

I hope you have had a lovely weekend and some well deserved time off with your loved ones.

I have now uploaded this weeks new time table for Y1 learning that can be followed in school and at home.

Core story with Cupcake and I will be back on Monday and look out for a core story challenge later in the week.

As we are approaching Easter we want children to learn and think about the Easter story,  There are some Come and See activities for the children detailed in the home learning time table.  It would be great to see pictures of these activities taking place.

I have really enjoyed receiving your emails and pictures so please keep these coming.  It is good for us to keep communicating and they really do brighten up our day.  Remember to make sure it is sent to the year 1 email address so that I am able to reply y1@olsj.org.uk 

I will keep uploading some of the pictures you send in so that you can see your class friends faces and work.

Take care, keep safe and keep smiling :-) 

I look forward to hearing from you this week.

Here are some pictures of KS1 children learning in school this week.

Miss Johnson

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Thankful Thursday

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Hello children and grown ups of year 1.

Hope you are all enjoying this lovely sunshine again in your gardens.

I have received some lovely pictures and emails updating me on your week so far.  I am so impressed with the work you have been doing at home and I am super proud and thankful to be your teacher :-) 

It is also great to hear that so many of you are enjoying hearing our core story 'The BFG' every day.  Look out for today's installment later on, you can find this in parent folder at the bottom of this page. 

I know that you are all probably missing seeing your friends faces so I will keep adding a few pictures when I can to share what you have all been up to at home and in school.

Keep in touch when you can, your pictures an emails really do make me smile.  Our class email is y1@olsj.org.uk

Take care and keep safe.

Miss Johnson

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Wonderful Wednesday

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Hi Year 1

Hope you are all ok and are enjoying this beautiful sunshine safe in your gardens or outside at school.

Many of you have sent me lovely emails to let me know how you are getting on in your learning and lots of you have been joining in with PE with Joe Wicks.  I have also been joining in at home.

In school on Monday we painted rainbows to put in our windows as a sign of hope, Megan and I also did one at home yesterday and we have now got one in our window.  It is so nice to see these around the local area.  If you have not already painted your own, maybe that is something you could do today to pop in your window and to spread the message of hope around our community.

Keep working through your home learning packs at home and remember to visit the sites as recommended on our home learning page.  It would be great to hear from more of you via our class email address y1@olsj.org.uk

Hope you are all remembering to take care of your sunflowers, I wonder who will have the tallest one?

Below are a few pictures of work this week happening in school, your home and my home.

Take care and lots of love

Miss Johnson :-) 

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Home Learning

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Good morning children and grown ups of year 1.

This week I would just like you to work through the home learning suggestions added on the home learning page.  From next week I will be adding more work and a time table in the parent folder which can be found at the bottom of your home learning page. This will be uploaded by 9am Monday 30th March.

As a class, we usually enjoy reading a core story daily just before lunch time.  We have been enjoying reading the BFG and to keep this going I will be uploading a video of me reading a chapter by the end of each day (Monday - Friday) in school weeks.

We have a class email set up and it would be great to see the home learning that is taking place.  Just to confirm, our class email is Y1@olsj.org.uk.  I will reply back to all emails between 8am - 4pm Monday to Friday in school weeks.

Take care and look out for further updates soon.

Miss Johnson :-) 

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Suggested Activities for Remainder of Spring Term

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Please find below suggested activities and websites that you can use to support your child’s learning at home.

We have added suggested timings.

The current topic is all about plants and how they grow so please also refer to the class knowledge organiser and perhaps it’s a great time to grow some things at home.

Reading 15 minutes per day:

Own reading books / borrowed books from school

Oxford Owl Free ebooks - https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/?view=image&query=&type=book&age_group=&level=&level_select=&book_type=&series=#

Phonics 45 minutes per day:

Please use the phonics home packs and Read Write Inc sound books your child has brought home previously. Reading words containing all of the following sounds will improve their fluency, the speed at which they can read.  When reading words the children are taught :

Special friends/ Fred Talk/ Read the word

This means they see the word for example:

 light  so special friend ‘igh’ Fred Talk say each sound  l-ight-t    read the word light

cake  special friend a-e  Fred Talk say each sound  c-a-ke read the word cake.

The children are used to reading real words and alien (nonsense words) to practice this skill. The websites below are also useful.


Teach your monster to read  https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/

ICT Games (phonics section) https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/literacy.html

Phonics play - https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

Phonics bloom - https://www.phonicsbloom.com/

Letters and Sounds - http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/

Alphablocks - https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/alphablocks

Epic Phonics - https://epicphonics.com/

Reading stories to your child: Your child is read to at least twice over a school day. Please share books as often as you can. They are a really good way to end a learning session and a fabulous opportunity for you to introduce new words and chat to your child. The following websites are great to support you.




Maths 45 minutes per day:

Numbots – https://play.numbots.com/

Sumdogs - https://pages.sumdog.com/parent/

Numberblocks - https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks

Classroom secrets - https://kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk/category/year-1/year-1-maths/





Topic 30 minutes per day:

BBC Bitesize - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z3g4d2p

Scikids - https://www.youtube.com/user/scishowkids

National Geographic - https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/

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