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Please could children who are attending school return their school reading books, reading record books, library books and their Brain Builder topic books
Thank you
We have a collection of childrens PE kits in school. Parents are welcome to collect them from the school office before the end of term. Please could you also return the above books to the school office. Children  who are joining school this week will be bringing their PE kits home.
Thank you
For the last few weeks in school children can wear their school summer uniforms or PE kits.
A message from Mrs Barrow .....
29.6.20  Hello Owls
We now have only three weeks left until the end of the school summer term. Wow! where has the time gone? I have added some new learning tasks for you to complete this week in Phonics and spellings, English, Maths, Science and Topic. There are also some great lessons on BBC Bitesize. I am just writing your end of year school reports which you will be given towards the end of term. I have met with your new Year two class teacher Mrs Banerji a couple of times and she loves to hear about what you have been doing. Like myself she is amazed by the way you have all coped with your learning during this tricky time.
This just shows how resilient you all are:)
Have a lovely week and take care. 
Mrs Barrow x
  Parents - I hope you are all well and managing to juggle working from home and home schooling. Please read the parent information letter above, I hope it makes things clearer for you. The children who have returned to school have all settled in extremely well, its like they have never been away. They have slotted into the new routines brilliantly.
Please do email me via the school office if you have any concerns. Thank you
BBC Bitesize lessons timetable has been added below - This week I have listed some useful lessons linked to our learning.
Attached below are details of the Summer reading challenge. This is a fantastic way of encouraging children to read a variety of books during time at home.
 18.5.20  Dear Parents, I have added some useful links below which might support you during this tricky time.     
                                            Mrs Barrow
Take a look in our class gallery. What wonderful things you have all been doing.
Thank you for sending the photos in :)
Please keep the photos coming in. You can email them to Lucy's mum Rachel, or the school office.
Thank you
African artwork gallery
Sophia performing the poem -  Nut Tree by Julia Donaldson
What wonderful movements and actions Sophia, Well done :)
Try the song-a-day activities from Out of the Ark Music
Move-it Monday
Together on Tuesday
Wellbeing Wednesday
Thinking Thursday
Fun Friday
Family Saturday
Faith filled Sunday
Can you help? We are collecting empty plastic milk bottles to line the base of the large planters in the Y1 outdoor barn area. Any size will help. Thank you.
 The Twinkl website has a brilliant home learning hub which can be accessed free. 
Owl Class Brain Builder project information and weekly spellings are on our class homework page.
Children - Dont forget to use your home logins to use PurpleMash.
You will find lots of fun activities on there. 
BBC Bitesize lessons
W/C 29.6.20
This week take a look at the Maths lessons, they all link to our learning.
 These lessons sound fun too - Geography - Seasons
                                   Science - Dinosaurs
Link to live lessons below -
You can access scheduled Read Write Inc. phonics lessons on YouTube at home.
Three short Speed Sound lessons will be released with one of their trainers every day for the next two weeks. The films will be available at the times below:
  • Set 1 Speed Sounds at 9.30 am
  • Set 2 Speed Sounds at 10.00 am
  • Set 3 Speed Sounds at 10.30 am

Please note: Films go up every day at the allotted time and are available for 24 hours until the next film is released.


29.6.20 This week I have added some differentiated phonic sound work sheets linked to weekly spellings below * = easier ** = basic *** = trickier. Try this weeks Phase 5 Phonics Quiz. Keep practising the sound button reading activity powerpoint, there are some trickier words on there to challenge you.


29.6.20 - a-e

Weekly spellings will be added to the bottom of our class homework page. These spellings will link to the phonic sounds children need to cover by the end of Year one.  I have also added some optional common word spelling activity mats in the extra resources at the bottom of the page.

I encourage you to keep up with daily reading with your child. Try to read a range of genres. eg: recipes, children's news reports, magazines, instructions, fact books as well as stories. Enjoy reading together and ask questions about the text, What has happened? What might happen next?  Why do you think this? What sort of words are being used? Why? 
Daily reading & writing tasks attached below.
W/C 29.6.20 - Daily English Lesson 1 - The story today is Bedtime for Monsters by Ed Vere. Children listen to a fiction text; answer questions on a text; sequence a familiar story using visual prompts; verbally retell a familiar story.   
                      Lesson 2 - (This lesson will be covered in school on Wednesday for those children attending) Todays story is Chickens Bad Dream.Children respond to prompts about the text. They then have a go at writing descriptive sentences about an animal in the story. Can children use the word 'because' to link ideas?
                      Lesson 3 - In this lesson children watch an animation of the rhyme 'Row, Row, Row Your Boat' and identify the verb in the poem's title.Children then choose a different verb and a new fierce animal for their own version of the rhyme. They can then enjoy performing their own rhyme.
You are welcome to adapt the lesson ideas as you choose. Often children come up with and really enjoy using their own ideas for learning. All reading and writing activities will help your child to gain confidence and make progress. Have fun !
The children have made excellent progress with their writing over the past two terms. They have learnt  to use their phonic knowledge to sound out the words they want to write and are writing independently.
There are so many ways you can support your child with writing at home. They could write lists, labels, postcards, letters, instructions, poems, descriptions, recounts, diaries etc. Children also enjoy making information or story booklets and love illustrating their writing. Keep it managable and fun, celebrate your childs efforts. In school we encourage the children to write for others to read and they love to share their written work with children and teachers in different classes, its lovely to see them show pride in their achievements.
Things to remember
Think it, Say it, Write it, Read it.
Think about what you want to write.
Say it out loud a few times.
Write it down.
Read it , make sure it makes sense.
The children have been learning how to write longer sentences using conjunctive and conjunction words - and, if, so, but, because, first, next, then, after that, later, finally.
Punctuation and spellings
The children are familiar with basic punctuation - capital letters, full stops, finger spaces. They have also been learning about using commas, exclamation marks and question marks. 
Please encourage your child to sound out the words they want to write. Dont worry if some words are not spelt correctly as this will come in time. By the end of Year one children are expected to read, write and spell the Year one common exception words which I have attached below. It would be useful to use this list to support your child when writing.
Weekly spellings will be added to the bottom of our class homework page, these spellings will link to the phonic sounds the children need to cover by the end of Year one.
Please encourage your child to write in neat cursive handwriting starting letters on the line. The children love handwriting sessions in school and correct letter formation is important as they progress to joining letters in Year two.
The English reading comprehension tasks attached above include some writing tasks children can complete at home. I will also attach some handwriting sheets linked to the Year one spellings.
Thank you
With the Daily Maths tasks encourage your child to complete the Mild task first. If they are confident with this then they can try the Hot task, this is optional. The bit stuck activities will help to break down methods/new concepts into steps and support childrens understanding.
In school the children are used to using manipulatives (resources such as cubes, counters, beads etc.) to support their learning. If possible try and encourage your child to use resources from around the home such as beads, pegs, pencils, lolly sticks, pasta pieces, 1p coins etc. They also enjoy drawing pictures of the problems they are solving which helps with their understanding. It is important that children talk about what they have done and how they have solved the problems. You could ask them to show you how to answer questions and explain how they solved the problems.
W/C 29.6.20 - Lesson 1 - In this lesson the children continue with Multiplication by counting in 2s, 5s and 10s including on the penny line. In the learning reminders the children are shown how we can write '4 lots of 10', for example, as 4 X 10. At this stage the concept is more important than the sign so please don't worry if your child isn't able to use the 'x' sign in the practise sheets.
                                  Lesson 2 - (This lesson will be covered in school on Wednesday for those children attending)
 In this lesson children are introduced to division by grouping. Children practise finding the answers to problems involving division using grouping.
                                  Lesson 3 - Children are shown the link between multiplication and division. They practise the skill, then attempt the investigation.
Please continue to encourage your child to solve problems/demonstrate their understanding  practically by using resources from around the home. Thank you.
Please continue to practise counting in 2s, 5s and 10s with your child. Children should also continue to practise counting forwards and backwards and recall number bonds to 10 and 20.
 29.6.20   I have added two optional fun Maths activity mats below.
            These are differentiated   * = easier  ** = basic  *** = trickier.
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This week children are learning about parts of a plant. The best way to do this is outdoors so when you are out and about please take time to look at different plants. Please watch and discuss the power point presentation about what the different parts of a plant do. Children might also like to draw and label their own pictures of plants. Challenge: Can children explain what different parts of plants do? In school we would normally be planting seeds/plants and observing growth, perhaps children could do this at home. Tomato plants are really easy to grow.
Our new class topic is The Queen and The Royal family. This week the children have a comprehension activity to complete. This is differenciated * = easier  ** = basic  *** = trickier. I have also added some optional activities - design a crown and design a modern day throne. Children might like to make  crowns, please send in photos if they do. Thank you.
You are welcome to adapt the lesson ideas as you choose. Often children come up with and really enjoy using their own ideas for learning. All Science and Topic based activities will help your child to gain confidence and make progress. Have fun !
Additional resources below
Monday 8th June is WORLD OCEANS DAY
Below is an interesting power point and some information cards - you could choose a marine animal to research and create an information poster about it.