Year 1 Home Learning
Updated: Mar 23
Monday 23rd March, 2020.
Welcome to Day One of Home Learning! Please work from your paper pack for Monday, as the home learning link will not be live until Tuesday 24th.
ON FRIDAY, WHEN YOU ARE ASKED TO WRITE INSTRUCTIONS FOR PLANTING A SEED, PLEASE DO THIS ONTO THE JACK AND THE BEANSTALK PAPER PACK; ALSO, PLEASE DRAW A PICTURE OF YOUR PLANT EVERY FRIDAY LABELLING THE BOXES WEEK 1, WEEK 2 ETC
Structure of the day:
I am providing a suggested structure and this will be what the children who are attending school will follow too.
Before 9am: Wake up and have breakfast and come to school (for some), please bring your books with you.
9-9.30 Joe Wicks PE at home https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6r99N3kXME, we can all keep fit – it will stop me pining for the gym too!
9.35-10.10: Maths – blue maths book (please check the website and go to Year one and select the Home Learning Tab); you will be provided with a link to the White Rose Maths page and select the Year one https://whiterosemaths.com/ in order to access the task for the day, I anticipate that there will be a short video and a downloadable worksheet, the children will have their maths books, you can get them to write the answers in their books or feel free to print the sheet if you are able to and they can write directly onto that. Please be aware that you have the freedom to extend any of the tasks if your child finds it easy, this is simply a guide to ensure all children have the same starting point.
In the maths books, children need to write the date (numerical date is fine e.g. 23.3.2020) and the title of the learning area. They know that they need to keep one number to each square and keep the presentation neat. Please mark the work as you go and talk through any misunderstandings.
10.10-10.30 Break, preferably getting some fresh air and a healthy snack as they would have at school.
10.30-11: Phonics. Red phonics book.
Please start each session by revising all of the tricky words and all of the sounds, these are found under our page on the class page.
Each day, I will send a phonics lesson for you to follow, there will be a reading element and a writing element and where possible, a game to reinforce this. For any writing, please write the full date first and write within the blue handwriting lines, tall letters go up to the top red line and descenders (p, g, y, f, j, q) go down to the bottom red line.
11-12.30: Learning experience:
We are currently looking at the big question “Why won’t my seed grow?”, each of the children have a seed that they have planted and have brought home (for those of you who were not in on Friday, books and planted seeds are ready to collect from the office), this will be our focus. The expectation is that the presentation in their new green Learning Experience journals is their best handwriting and they need to write the full date at the start of any written task (e.g. Monday 23rd March, 2020) and the title of the focus. I will try to make sure that each session has clear instructions for you to follow.
We would encourage you to have a shared lunch and then spend the afternoon playing board games and choosing activities from the list provided in the home learning pack that I sent home and enjoying some family time. The advice is that the children do not use electronics during the school day, unless they are supporting their learning. We appreciate that those of you with more than one child, may need to put your focus on the sibling at different points in the day; this would be a good time to use sites such as phonicsplay, Teach your monster to read and Splashmaths.
I have added some useful websites that will enable you to access books online and we are currently trying to sort out a login for parents to access the school reading scheme books at home too … watch this space.
I will aim to make myself available to respond to emails on a Tuesday, but please be aware that I am also having to teach in school and plan for the online learning, so please be patient.
I will miss working on a daily basis with our whole class and hope you keep yourselves well and enjoy this unique time, it would also be great to write a diary, I imagine that this may go down in history and it would be great to have first hand accounts and this will give the children extra writing opportunities.