Year 1 Weekly Update

22/06/2020

Year 1 weekly newsletter

I'm so happy to see the sun again this week after all of the rain last week. If you're coming into school this week please wear plenty of sun cream.

Work for the week:

subject

 

Phonics

We are consolidating work on all the sounds so far and alternative spellings for sounds.  Last week we worked on eigh as in eight and this week we will look at ei as long a sound such as in veil or reins.

Reading

I have set a story with reading, grammar and art activities on purple mash.  There is a chapter per day to complete.

Maths

We are introducing multiplication.

Science

I have set some work about sun rises and sun sets.  We will compare when the sun rises and sets in summer as compared to winter i.e. there are long days in summer and short days in winter.

 Non computing work:

Children should be reading books and being read to daily.  Ongoing practice of phonics sounds and words containing those sounds.  See above for sounds this week.

Day

Activity

Monday

Making groups of 2s and then counting them. Ie 2 groups of 2 socks is 4. 

Tuesday

We are reading about Pirates this week.  Hide a little treasure and make a map.  Can a family member use your map to find the treasure.

Wednesday

Notice when the run rises and sets.  Are they days long or short?  How is this different from in the winter?  Write a short comparison.

Thursday

Gather materials to make a sun rise or sunset picture.

Friday

Create a sunset or sun rise picture.  It would be painted, drawn, cut and paste or made out of playdough. It's up to you.  I'd love to see some pictures of these.

From Andrea Sumner

15/06/2020

Year 1 weekly newsletter

Hello families, I'm so proud of all of the children who are doing their best with all of their learning either in school or at home.  Well done to all of the family helpers; tell your children well done but be sure to give yourself a pat on the back as well.  

Information for families from Paul Thomas:

No extra information this week.

 Work for the week:

subject

 

Phonics

We are consolidating work on all the sounds so far and alternative spellings for sounds.

Reading

I have set a story with reading, grammar and art activities on purple mash.  There is a chapter per day to complete.

Maths

We are working up to learning about simple multiplication. To help with this we are counting in groups of 2s, 5s and 10s.

Science

I have set some work about Spring. Thinking carefully about the features of that particular season and how it is different from summer and winter.

 

Non computing work:

Children should be reading books and being read to daily.  Ongoing practice of phonics sounds and words containing those sounds.  See above for sounds this week.

Day

Activity

Monday

Counting in groups of two.  Make groups of 2 ie. Socks, shoes, gloves and count how many are in the group.

Tuesday

Counting in 2s and 5s. Get out your coins and count the groups of two pence and five pence.

Wednesday

Draw a picture of spring.  Be sure to include what makes Spring different from the other seasons.  Think about the weather and what the plants and animals are doing.

Thursday

Write about the picture you drew yesterday.  Explain the features of the Spring season.

Friday

Create a phonics game using the sounds we know. Make the rules and be sure to share it with me.

 From Andrea Sumner

08/06/2020

Year 1 weekly newsletter

Hello families, I've been super busy getting everything ready at the school to welcome some of the children back.

Information for families from Paul Thomas:

As we welcomed back year 6 and Nursery we have learned a lot about how adults and pupils are able to use the school in a different way. Although it is strange being in school and not be able to visit classes and interact with staff and pupils it has been encouraging to see how well staff and pupils have adjusted to our new routines. If any further parents in Year 6, Nursery or Year 1 would like to take up the offer of a place in school we ask that they contact the school prior to attending - by giving the school at least a days notice we are able to ensure we are prepared for their return.

 

If you are dropping off or collecting pupils please ensure you arrive during these times and not before - this means we do not have queues outside school.

 

Start of day:

Leaves and Nursery - 8.30-8.45am

 

Year 6 and 1 - 8.45-9.15am

 

End of day:

All classes - 3.00 - 3.30pm

 

Work for the week:

subject

 

Phonics

Sounds for the week are the alternative spellings for ai - ae, ay, ei, eigh, a  I will upload some videos onto the facebook group page: Andrea at Parkwood.

Reading

I have set a story with reading, grammar and art activities on purple mash. There is a chapter per day to complete.

Maths

We are continuing with adding and subtracting. Children should be proficient at adding and subtracting 1 from any number to 100.  Also children should be starting to memorise the number bonds to 10 ie. 5+5, 9+1, etc.

Music

I have set some music tasks in purple mash.

 

Non computing work:

Children should be reading books and being read to daily.  Ongoing practice of phonics sounds and words containing those sounds.  See above for sounds this week.

Day

Activity

Monday

Practice adding and subtracting one from any number to 100.

Tuesday

Practice learning number bonds to 10. Ie. 5+5, 9+1

Wednesday

We are making music this week.  Can you find items in your recycling bin which can make a sound.  Ie yogurt pot drum. 

Thursday

Create a tune using your homemade instruments.

Friday

Make a list of words which make ay sounds.  Put them in their spelling patterns ie. Sleigh, eight, etc  may, pay, say 

 

 From Andrea Sumner

01/06/2020

Year 1 weekly newsletter

Hello year 1 children and parents. I am really looking forward to welcoming back the children into year 1.

Information for families from Paul Thomas:

 Following my letter on the 22nd May I am able to confirm that Nursery class will reopen from Wednesday 3rd June. Staff will be in contact with parents tomorrow to update you with details.

 

Year 6 will also reopen from Thursday 4th June. Doug and Andrew will be in contact this week to ask if parents require a place.

 

Year 1 will reopen at some point next week, and reception the week after, however this requires further planning and we will update you as soon as possible.

 

A letter will go out to relevant classes over the next few weeks, as there are some major changes to school routine that will need to be adhered to, including strict opening times. Also check the website for any updates.

 

We respect any parents decision whether to send their child back to school or not - I ask that all parents are able to do the same with one another.

 

Can I also ask that parents are able to respect the difficult decisions taken in planning for classes to reopen, we have  been working within a constantly changing narrative. Our plans are now very comprehensive and we are able to ensure that on return, any risk to children and staff is reduced to the minimum.

 

Work for the week:

subject

 

Phonics

Sounds for the week are ure as in sure it's pure and tion as in pay attention it's a celebration.  I will upload some videos onto the facebook group page: Andrea at Parkwood.

Reading

I have set a story with reading, grammar and art activities on purple mash. There is a chapter per day to complete.

Maths

We are continuing with adding and subtracting. Children should add and subtract numbers up to 100 without regrouping.  Many children will still need visuals to support this (and that is normal).   A good item to use are 10p and 1p to represent the tens and the units. First build the number and then make the subtraction or build the two numbers and put them together.

RE

I have set some art and writing tasks in purple mash.  You will want to watch a video clip about Diwali in preparation for these activities. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zmwmpv4

 

Non computing work:

Children should be reading books and being read to daily.  Ongoing practice of phonics sounds and words containing those sounds.  See above for sounds this week.

Day

Activity

Monday

Practice adding two numbers up to 100.  You can build each number using 10p and 1p. Then put them together.  No regrouping as children need to be very secure with addition before moving on.

Tuesday

Practice subtracting two numbers without regrouping.  Please build each number using 10p and 1p as the tens and units. No regrouping.

Wednesday

It is RE week and we are learning about Diwali.  Part of the celebrations can include Mendi patterns on hands.  Children can trace their hands onto paper or card and then draw, paint or collage on a pattern using whatever you have around the house.

Thursday

For Diwali families create rangoli patterns.  Create your own rangoli pattern using items around the house.  You could draw or paint it or build it out of your toys such as lego.

Friday

Make a Diwali diva (lamp). Use what you have around the house so it could be made of clay, salt dough, play dough, scrunched up tin foil or paper mache.  Decorate it how you like.

 

 From Andrea Sumner

05/05/2020

Hello year 1 children and parents.  Thank you for another wonderful week.  I have enjoyed all the stories, pictures, photographs of work and children that you have sent me last week. 

This week Parkwood school welcomes a new teacher Enoho who is covering for our Nursery teacher Lara's maternity leave.

Work for the week:

subject

 

Phonics

Sounds for the week are ow as in brown cow and ai as in snail in the rain.  I will upload some videos onto the facebook group page: Andrea at Parkwood.

Reading

I have set a story with reading, grammar and art activities on purple mash.  There is a chapter per day to complete.

Maths

We are focusing on money.  Children should recognize all the coins and be able to add and subtract the coins. Work has also been set in purple mash.

Science

I have set some writing work within purple mash about trees.  Please find two power points emailed to parents which I hope will be helpful.  Children will need to watch the power points before completing the work.  The written work can be completed in purple mash or on a piece of paper. Feel free to email me pictures if you've chosen to do it on paper.  I love all the work the children are sending.

 Following on from STEM week, Danica is setting some work within purple mash especially for year 1.

 Non computing work:

Children should be reading books and being read to daily.  Ongoing practice of phonics sounds and words containing those sounds.  See above for sounds this week.

Day

Activity

Monday

Calculate small sums of money (coins). Finding the total of 2 or more coins. To add money, build the value of each coin using items such as lego ie. A stack of 5 lego would represent 5p.

Tuesday

Children can set up a pretend shop using their toys.  Then you can be a customer coming to buy something. Have children calculate the change. I'd love to see some pictures of the shops!

Wednesday

During your daily walk identify the structure of trees i.e. Name the tree parts. Have a close look at some tree bark on various trees.  Does it all look the same?

Thursday

During your daily walk identify a deciduous tree and a conifer tree.  How are they the same and how are they different?

Friday

Draw and label some trees. Complete the two writing tasks in science on paper rather than in purple mash. Watch the power points first.

 I hope to see you all at our assembly this week on Thursday at 2.30pm. 

From Andrea Sumner

27/04/2020

Year 1 weekly newsletter

Hello everyone.  I've really enjoyed all the little written messages from the children which they have sent when they hand in their purple mash work.  These messages have really given me a lift so thank your children very much for these.

Work for the week:

subject

 

Phonics

Sounds for the week are ur as in nurse with a purse and er as in a better letter.  I will upload some videos onto the facebook group page: Andrea at Parkwood.

Reading

I have set a story with reading and grammar activities on purple mash.  There is a chapter per day to complete.

Maths

We are focusing on number.  The work has been set in purple mash.

Science

I have set some work within purple mash about plants.

 In addition:

As you're out for your daily exercise please have children notice the deciduous trees (trees with flat leaves) and coniferous trees (evergreen trees).  Please discuss the parts of the tree ie. The roots under the tree are as big as the canopy (the branches and leaves). Children should be able to identify the trees roots, trunk, branches, twigs, leaves (flat leaves or needles) and the canopy.

Also on your daily exercise please notice any common flowers.  Can you name them ie. Dandelion, tulip, daisy, etc.

Children could draw and label some pictures to show their work.  I'd love to see some photos of this work so feel free to email them is you wish.

 From Andrea Sumner

Easter Update 03/04/2020

Year 1 weekly newsletter

I'm sure we're all missing elements of our regular routines.  I have been missing the smiles and energy your children bring into the classroom. This is the start of what would be the Easter break.  I have put a few fun activities on purple mash to keep children going over these two weeks.  I, myself, will be in school for one of the weeks to help teach the children of our NHS and other key worker's children.  This means my Easter break will be taken over the 20-24th. When this happens I will not be marking work daily or responding to emails daily; however, I have set sufficient work for children to continue with on purple mash. This work will automatically arrive in your child's to dos as the days pass. I will mark it all in due course.

During the Easter break:

subject

 

Phonics

Please have a daily phonics practice of our known sounds. Please play some phonic games and have fun.

Reading

I have set some talking stories within purple mash which children always love.

Sooperbooks is offering free access to all of their online books.  This is certainly worth a look: https://sooperbooks.com/bedtime-stories/

Maths

The regular maths games have been set on purple mash.  For even more fun practice of key skills please google hit the button.  This game can be set so children practice key skill from their maths passports.  Children love it at school.

other

Art:

I have set some Easter art and spring activities within purple mash.

Spanish:

Not many completed the Spanish work set last week.  Raquel has requested that children complete that and email it in so we can put some on twitter!

 

 

Some links for you.

 

https://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/cco-childrens-guide-to-coronavirus.pdf

 

https://www.hackneyservicesforschools.co.uk/sites/default/files/document/HLT%20Home%20learning%20Activities%20%27Fabulous%20Fantastic%20Food%27.pdf

 

The first is a children's guide to Coronavirus and the other is a topic sheet on food complied by HLT.

 

 

Enjoy your Easter! I can't wait to see the children's Easter art on Purple mash.

From Andrea Sumner

30/03/2020

Year 1 weekly newsletter

I hope the children and all the families are well and keeping safe.  It's very strange for me not having the energies of all the children around during the day.  I'm missing all of your children very much but have enjoyed seeing their work on purple mash and the few pieces of work which have been emailed to me.

Please e-mail me if you still require your purple mash logins. My e-mail is asumner@parkwood.hackney.sch.uk

This week's work:

subject

 

Phonics

The sounds covered this week are o-e phone home.  This can be found in the words hope, broke and those.  The other sound is u-e huge brute.   This can be found in the words tune, use and rude. I will continue to post videos and resources on our private facebook group called Andrea at Parkwood.  Please join us if you haven't already.

Reading

Reading and questions have been set on purple mash. There is also some small elements of grammar covered within the questions.

Maths

This week we are learning to tell the time on a face clock (analogue clock).  Children should be able to tell o'clock times and half past times. Work has been set for this on purple mash; however, practical practice around the house is always beneficial.  Feel free to build a face clock out of cereal packet cardboard and you can make the hands out of two pencils or you can also make them out of cardboard. 

other

Computing:

Some coding has been set within purple mash.  The video tutorials are very helpful if you're unsure what to do.

 

Handwriting:

 I have noticed a trend towards some unusual letter formations within the handwriting of some of the children.  Looking forward, children who continue with unusual letter formation will have difficulties transitioning to joined up handwriting.  I would recommend spending 10 minutes per day undertaking some handwriting activities.

 

Enjoy your week.  I'll look forward to seeing the children's work.

From Andrea Sumner

23/3/2020

Dear year 1 parents,

 THIS WEEK'S WORK:

 In our phonics work we are working on two sounds which are: a-e make a cake and i-e nice smile.  I will put some videos of these sound cards and words on our private facebook group called Andrea at Parkwood.  If you are not already in this group, I would highly recommend that you join so your child can keep up to date with his/her phonics.

 

Other work has been set within purple mash.  We are working on our key maths skills of adding and subtracting 1 which is in our maths passports.  We are also starting to divide this week by sharing equally.  In addition to purple mash I'm sure you can find some small items around your house which can be shared out equally. Lego, tiny dolls, cutlery.

 

In our English we will be writing about our favourite foods.  A good description of the food ensuring each sentence has a capital and a full stop.  Encourage children to write something and then add onto it the next day building on their previous work.

 

In our theme work we are thinking about foods which we like and healthy eating.  How do we know we have a healthy diet?  Children can write and create a healthy meal on purple mash.

  

EMAILS FROM STAFF

We will be emailing on a weekly basis to update you on the work we plan for the class. This will give an overview of the themes covered and may also include links for your child to look at.

 

We will also monitor work on Purple Mash and give feedback where this facility is available.

 

While we are happy for you to email back if you have a question or query it may not always be possible to respond within the same day as we are working on a rota system to teach those pupils still attending school.

 

If we are unable to answer a question or feel that the email is not appropriate we may forward this on to Senior leaders in school  to provide a response.

 

If your child works with Maria our Learning Mentor and well being practitioner. She will be contracting you via phone, email or letter over the next few weeks- just to check in and say a friendly 'Hello' helping support children and families through what may be anxious and uncertain times.

 

Thank you for your support,

Andrea Sumner

Year 1 class teacher