‘Millions of pieces of trash enter our oceans every year. It’s ruining our oceans and that is not ok! That is why I decided to do something about it’ – Ryan Hickman, from the age of 3 he was encouraging his neighbours to recycle and by the age of 7 launched Ryan’s Recycling. He has so far recycled almost one million cans and plastic bottles and raised over £7000 to protect Pacific Ocean sea life!
Welcome to the Year 1 class page. The Year 1 teachers are Mrs Ward (Monday to Wednesday) and Mrs Brooks (Thursday and Friday) who are supported by Mrs Parkin and Mrs Antaki.
Year 1 Summer Term
Oh I do like to be beside the seaside!
It’s the summer term and the sun has been out ready to greet us. We’ve got an exciting term ahead and are really looking forward to celebrating the Queens Platinum Jubilee.
Our topic this term is the seaside. We’re quite landlocked where we are but that doesn’t mean we can’t experience a bit of life at the seaside. We will be focussing on how trips to the seaside have changed over the years and differences between geographical features at the seaside and here in Long Crendon. We hope to finish off the summer term with a seaside themed day here at school.
Swimming will commence after the half term break once the pool is warm enough.
Useful Information for Year 1
Staff working in Year 1 are:Mrs Ward (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday)
Mrs Brooks (Thursday and Friday)
Mrs Antaki (TA)
Our PE days are Tuesday and Friday. The children have forest school alternate Wenesdays.
Homework consists of a termly grid based around our topic. The children can select an activity each week to complete in their learning log. Learning logs come home on a Friday. Please can they be returned by the following Wednesday.
Our writing non-negotiables for every lesson are:
• Correct posture is in evidence when sitting down to write.
• Finger spaces are evident between words.
• Capital letters are used for names and the personal pronoun ‘I’.
• Capital letters are used at the start of sentences and full stops at the end.
You can help your child by doing the activities below:
Spend at least 5 minutes every day working on counting on and back in steps of 2, 5, and 10 from any number.
Learn your number bonds to 10 e.g. 5+3=8, 5+5=10 etc…
Read at least 3 times a week with an adult and discuss the text.
Practice spelling and reading the tricky words phases 2-5.
Practice reading and writing your phonics.
(Tricky words and phonics are on the resources section of Google classroom Year 1.)
Our Year 1 Gallery
Y1 – Class Information
Homework: Please return on Wednesday to be given out on Friday.
PE: Tuesday and Friday.
Forest School: Alternate Wednesdays.
Y1 – Supporting Your Child’s Learning Journey at Home
EnglishICT games (all year groups): https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/literacy.html
Top Marks (EYFS) https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/3-5-years/letters-and-sounds
Top Marks (KS1) https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/letters-and-sounds
Book themed activities https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/
Amazon’s audible service has waived charges on a cache of children’s audio books.
Phonics Play – https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/
Bubbles Multiples (year 2 +): https://www.teachitprimary.co.uk/bubble_multiples
ICT Games (all year groups): https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/index.html
Top Marks (EYFS) https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/3-5-years/counting
Top Marks (KS1) https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting
Top Marks (KS2) https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/mental-maths
Carol Vorderman free access https://www.themathsfactor.com/
Whizz Pop Bang (all year groups): https://www.whizzpopbang.com/science-club/
STEM competetion for families at home https://www.newcivilengineer.com/latest/great-exhibition-at-home-challenge-launched-to-inspire-young-innovators-30-03-2020/
A range of rugby activities to complete from home
Physical activity through lots of fun games and activities
Activities that can be done by the family with minimal equipment at home
Unicef resources which are great to complete at home
Loads of PE resources to be used
Fun games to be completed from all ages
Jump Start Jonny – fun daily workouts for children
Hour of Code: https://hourofcode.com/uk
Music Klass – you tube
Useful 5 course webinars for parentshttps://bounceforward.com/news/online-resilience-course-for-parents/
Useful websites recommended by the government
Recommended reading list for year 1
Phases 2 – 5 of phonics sounds t-l-6226-phase-2-to-5-sound-mats