Here are some ideas to be creative this Easter. Mrs Bone made her Easter bunny using cardboard, paper, string and cotton wool. Mrs Weaving's bookmark is made of folded paper - you may want to search for Easter Bunny Bookmark on line and watch a video to help with the folding.
The group of resources below are free to download when you create an account
Use the link https://www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and the code PARENTSTWINKLHELPS
Exploring Holy Week with lots of crafts - free to download
How about being creative in the kitchen?
Easter Bunny Pancakes – make it healthy with fruit.
Gluten Free Easter Biscuits
The dough for this one needs to rest for a while in the fridge before you shape and bake the biscuits.
This link has lots of recipes aimed at children. Try the hot cross scones as an alternative to hot cross buns.
Please don’t be disappointed if we don’t reply to you. We love reading all the messages from you and we do read every one. Unfortunately, we are only allowed to reply to questions or comments made by your parents/carers.
Suggested Activities for Week 2 - starting 30th March 2020
For this week why not try reading an online book - Open Very Carefully - A Book With Bite. You can find it free at the Book Trust. (This site has other books to try too!)
Below are some English activities for you to try each day that are linked to the story. You could also be creative and make a crocodile in different ways. Perhaps you would like to draw or paint. You may choose to use bubble wrap to print a scaly crocodile. A cardboard tube might be a good start for a model crocodile. I look forward to seeing your creations!
As an alternative, you may want to use the link below to look at a different picture each day. There are some activities related to the picture each day.
Learning about money
Choose the sorting coins option in the game below.
Links to stories and books online
Oliver Jeffers is reading a book live at 6pm every evening. You can view the ones he has already read on his website too.
David Walliams is reading a story everyday.
Audible are giving access to free books for children. Please use the link below to explore the books.
Oxford Reading Tree
Some of the books on here are free to read. Parents and carers will need to set up an account first.
Phonics and Spelling
This is free to use while schools are closed. Choose Phase 5.
Username - march20
Password - home
Choose Phase 5 phonics games
Letters and Sounds
Online spelling game
Karate Cats English game from the BBC bitesize
This is free while schools are closed.
Carol Vorderman runs a daily Maths session.
This is the Supermovers Maths from BBC teach.
You could try joining Webster the Spider or Bridget the Lioness for your times tables.
Times Table Rock Stars
The school postcode is LN10 6RQ if you need it to log on.
White Rose Maths
This site has Maths resources for all year groups.
Advice for parents and carers
Place2Be – Guide to helping parents answer questions from their children and to support family wellbeing:
Covibook – an interactive resource designed to support and reassure children aged 7 and under to help children explain and draw the emotions that they might be experiencing during the pandemic.
On line Safety
Think you Know - this has free short activities linked to keeping children safe online.
Documents for Use in the Event of School Closure
Please find home learning packs which we have produced for your child to access in the event of a school closure. Please also find additional resources which may be useful, depending on how long school is closed.
We would be grateful if you could support your child in accessing any of the resources provided, whilst encouraging them to vary the subjects they study each day.
Crick Web - A brilliant interactive resource for Key Stage One Maths, English and Science games:
Classroom Secrets - Home Learning Pack
BBC - Personal, Social, Health Education for all ages
Primary Resources - Social, Health Education for all ages
SEAL - Social, Health Education for all ages
Joe Wicks will be using his YouTube Chanel to lead PE at 9am Monday-Friday
WELCOME TO CLASS 1DW
Welcome to our new school year! Mrs Weaving is the class teacher. We currently have Mrs Bone supporting our learning in the mornings and Mrs Coupland in the afternoons. Mrs Evans will be teaching us P.E on a Thursday morning and Mrs Lauder will be teaching us Spanish on a Tuesday. We are looking forward to an exciting year of learning with our enthusiastic class of Year 1 and Year 2 children.
PE: Our indoor PE session is on a Thursday morning but we ask that PE kits are in school everyday. We will send it home at the end of every term to be washed.
We ask that children read at least three times a week and have it signed in their reading records. Reading is so important for a child so we ask that you listen to, and read with, your child as often as possible.
Book change days will be on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please send in book bags and planners to school every day as we use them for letters and information to send home.
Water bottles: Please send your child with their water bottle every day. We will send them home every evening to be washed, refilled and returned the next day - plain water only please.
Our belongings: Please name all your child's belonging. We do try to ensure your child returns home with all their belongings and your help with this is much appreciated.
Please do ask if you have any questions.
This term is all about adventure! Our theme is 'Exploring the UK - A Bear's Eye View!'
Our English work this term will follow our theme as we share a range of stories following Paddington's adventures. We will be writing instructions too - for marmalade sandwiches! Our poetry will be linked to our UK theme.
Geography this term is all about the UK. We will be learning about the different countries that make up the United Kingdom including being able to know their capital cities and finding out about their flags, emblems and traditions.
Our Science builds on their knowledge of materials from last term as we develop their investigative skills.
P.E. We are working on balance, speed and co-ordination using multi-skills equipment.
R.E. We are exploring 'Thankfulness'.
Please keep an eye on Parentmail for information on future events, including World book Day on Thursday 5th March.
Happy New Year!
We hope that everybody has had an enjoyable Christmas break and returned ready for another busy, fun filled term!
We will be starting the term with a theme of Traditional Tales - Home and Away! Our English will include a range of traditional tales, including those written from a different viewpoint and African folk tales. In Geography, we are going to be learning about Kenya and making comparisons with the UK. We will be studying the work of a famous Kenyan artist and learning about colour mixing. Our Science this term is investigating materials.
As always, if you do have any questions, please ask.
We hope you had a lovely break and you are ready for a busy term! We will send out more information about our Christmas events nearer the time. Please do look at any Parentmail messages we send.
This term we are thinking about 'Light and Dark'.
Our English this term will include the text 'The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark' by Jill Tomlinson. In Science we will be investigating light and in History we will be finding out about 'The Gunpowder Plot'. In Art we will be developing our painting skills by creating firework pictures.
Please do ask any member of our classroom staff if you have any questions.
We will be using texts linked to our circus theme in English sessions. We are starting with 'Nell and the Circus of Dreams' by Nell Gifford. In our History sessions we are exploring how forms of entertainment have changed over time. We will be looking at colour and texture in Art and creating a collage. This work will link with our Science topic of the seasons this term.