Childwall CE Primary School
‘And The Child Grew...’ Luke 2:40

Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!

In Class 3, we have Miss Gillin as our class teacher. In Class 4, we have Miss Gronow as our class teacher.

We are very lucky to have Mrs Hunter, Mrs Roberts and Mrs Mills helping us in our year group.

We have PE with our class teacher on a Monday and PE with Mr Hawthorne on a Tuesday.

Please ensure that PE kits are in school and have your child’s name clearly labelled on every item.

 

Year 1

Year 1, where do we begin?

We cannot believe that it’s that time of the year already, and what a year it has been.

We are so immensely proud of each and every one of you; it has been a pleasure teaching you all this year.

While things have been very different this year and we didn’t have the opportunity to spend longer in class with all of your lovely, smiling faces, we are so proud of you all for continuing to be brave, shining superstars.

We are really looking forward to welcoming you back again in September for a few days. It will be wonderful to all be back together again, sharing our time with one another before you all start your new chapter in Year 2.

Keep being your fantastic, super-selves!

Wishing you all a safe, happy and restful summer break.

Take care,

The Year 1 Team

Thank you for visiting our Home Learning section. Here you will find information about Home Learning and the work that has been set. Please check every day to see the new tasks that have been set and any updates.

Keeping safe online

Due to the current situation, children will be spending more time online to learn, to play or to keep in touch with friends or family. We want to keep them as safe as possible.
Please click on the link below to access some information about the latest apps such as Zoom and TikTok.

Click here to access the information

Collective Worship

To access collective worship at home, please use the following link!

Click here for collective worships

Click here for Tuesday’s B-Tales Collective Worship

Click here for Vicar Andrew’s Wednesday Collective Worship

Childwall CE Story Time

Welcome to our new story time section!

We love listening to stories in Year 1 and now you can listen to stories in the comfort of your own home!

You can click on the link attached to find the next chapter of our story read by a member of staff each day, or you can access the link on ParentMail.

Our first story is Matilda. You can also use the link to access picture books too.

We hope you enjoy listening to the different stories!

Click here for Childwall CE Story Time

 

Additional Home Learning Resource –
On Monday 20th April , BBC Bitesize launched free daily lessons on their website. There are daily lessons for home learning in English and maths, as well as in the foundation subjects.
This is a fantastic resource to explore for further learning and consolidation.

Click here to for BBC Bitesize – Daily lessons

Home Learning: Week 14 (Monday 13th July – Friday 17th July)

Monday 13th July

English Task – Reading Comprehension

Read through ‘A Bun for Barney’ and answer the questions. There are some challenge questions for you to answer too if you wish!

A Bun for Barney – Text

A Bun for Barney – Questions

A Bun for Barney – Challenge Questions

Maths Task – Maths Activity Mat – 1 & 2

Today, we are going to complete a range of activities based on the skills that we have been developing in maths this year. There are two activity mats for you to complete and there are three levels of challenge, please choose the work that suits you best. Once you have completed this task, why not explore some maths games on TopMarks? We have attached the link below!

Maths Activity Mat 1

Maths Activity Mat 2

Click here to access TopMarks

Votes for Schools

This week’s question is ‘Do the Olympics need updating?’
We have attached the presentation for you. Once you have finished discussing the topic, you can place your vote. Details on how to do this are on the final slide of the presentation. Make sure you ask a grown up to help you upload your vote online. Happy voting!

Votes for Schools Presentation

Wellbeing Diary – Day 1

This week, we are going to be completing a wellbeing diary. This is an opportunity for you to reflect on different aspects each day; these may include writing about how you are feeling, what your favourite part of the day was, what you are thankful for and many more. Please look at the template for today’s wellbeing focus!

Wellbeing Journal – Monday

Tuesday 14th July

English Task – Handwriting – Starting to join

We are going to continue to look at joined handwriting. Go through the sheets and ensure that you follow the correct direction and formation (as shown at the top of the sheet). Remember, we will not be using joined up handwriting in other lessons, we are just having a go in our handwriting lessons!

Handwriting Sheet 1

Handwriting Sheet 2

Maths Task – Maths Activity Mat – 3 & 4

Today, we are going to complete a range of activities based on the skills that we have been developing in maths this year. There are two activity mats for you to complete and there are three levels of challenge, please choose the work that suits you best. Once you have completed this task, why not explore some maths games on Oxford Owl? We have attached the link below!

Maths Activity Mat 3

Maths Activity Mat 4

Click here to access Oxford Owl Maths Games

Phonics Task – Revising Phase 5

Today, we are going to be revising our knowledge of the Phase 5 phonemes and corresponding graphemes. We have attached a range of activities and games for you to try, complete as many as you wish! If you would like to practise your phonics further, have a go at some of the games on PhonicsPlay. The link is attached below!

Phase 5 Buried Treasure Phonics Game

Phase 5 Phonemes Blast Off Partner Game

Phase 5 Phonics Read and Race Game

Phase-5 pictures and captions matching activity sheet

Click here to access PhonicsPlay

Wellbeing Diary – Day 2

Please complete today’s daily wellbeing diary, the template is attached below!

Wellbeing Journal – Tuesday

Wednesday 15th July

English Task – Spelling High Frequency Words and Common Exception Words

Attached are the high frequency words and common exception words that the children should be familiar with by the end of Year 1. For today’s task, practise spelling the words in a way that helps you remember them. You do not have to practise them all, pick a selection of words to focus on. After you have practised spelling the words, create a wordsearch using some of the words. A template has been attached for you to use if you wish.

Year 1 High Frequency Words

Year 1 Common Exception Words

Wordsearch Templates

Maths Task – Maths Activity Mat – 5 & 6

Today, we are going to complete a range of activities based on the skills that we have been developing in maths this year. There are two activity mats for you to complete and there are three levels of challenge, please choose the work that suits you best. Once you have completed this task, why not explore some maths games on ICT Games? We have attached the link below!

Maths Activity Mat 5

Maths Activity Mat 6

Click here to access ICT Games

Craft Activities

Let’s get creative! Today, we have included a range of craft activities for you to complete. Remember, if you don’t have the resources available to you, you can adapt the activities to suit you. You might even have some of your own imaginative ideas that you would like to create! Once you have completed this task, upload a photo onto Seesaw – we can’t wait to see your creations!

Hand Print Sunflowers Craft Instructions

Ice Cream Cone Craft Instructions

Paper Plate Sun Craft Instructions

Seaside In A Bottle Craft Instructions

Wellbeing Diary – Day 3

Please complete today’s daily wellbeing diary, the template is attached below!

Wellbeing Journal – Wednesday

Thursday 16th July

English Task – I am an amazing person
Today, we are going to be writing positive sentences about ourselves. Attached below are two templates that you can use, one has sentence starter prompts and one does not; choose the one that you would prefer to use. Before you start, even if you are going to use the blank template, have a look at the sentence prompts for some ideas and inspiration for your sentences. If you are not printing out the sheets, you can write out the sentences on a piece of paper instead.

I am an amazing person – Sentence Prompts

I am an amazing person – Blank

Maths Task – Colour-By-Number – Addition

Today, we are going to be using our basic skills in addition to complete some colour-by-number activities. There are many to choose from; you can complete as many as you wish!

Challenge: If you would like to challenge yourself, why not make up your own colour-by-number activity? You could challenge a friend or someone in your family to complete it (remember, you need to check the number sentences yourself before challenging someone else!)

Addition to 20 Seaside Themed Colour-by-Numbers

Wellbeing Task – Reflection Time

As we approach the end of the academic year, we are going to spend some time reflecting on this year. Firstly, we would like you to reflect on the things that you have done to make yourself proud this year. This could be improving your handwriting, trying hard at your home learning work, getting faster on the daily mile, achieving a certificate or maybe something else. When you have thought of at least three things that you are proud of, we would like you to write or draw these and then place them into the ‘confidence jar’ (you can use the template below or make your own). After you have completed this, we would like you to think about what you would like to develop or improve moving forward. Again, write or draw your ideas and then, this time, you are going to place them into the ‘practising jar’. Once you have completed this activity, create some goals that you would like to achieve when you are in Year 2 and have a think about what you might need to do to achieve these goals. Remember, practice makes progress!

Wellbeing – Reflection Time – Jar Activity

Wellbeing Diary – Day 4

Please complete today’s daily wellbeing diary, the template is attached below!

Wellbeing Journal – Thursday

Friday 17th July

Summer-Themed Activities

Please find attached a range of summer-themed activities for you to complete today.

Design Your Own Flip-Flops

Honey Bee Maze Activity

Seaside Spot the Difference

Summer Dot-to-Dot Activity

Summer Word Search

Summer Mindfulness

Wellbeing Diary – Day 5

Please complete today’s daily wellbeing diary, the template is attached below!

Wellbeing Journal – Friday

 

Home Learning: Week 13 (Monday 6th July – Friday 10th July)

Monday 6th July

English Task – Reading Comprehension
Read through ‘New Clothes for Alex’ and answer the questions. There are some challenge questions for you to answer too if you wish!

New Clothes for Alex – Text

New Clothes for Alex – Questions

New Clothes for Alex – Challenge Questions

Maths Task – Basic Skills – Missing Box Addition
Today, we are going to be calculating missing boxes within addition number sentences. For your starter activity, you are going to complete the addition number stories task. When you have completed this, there are missing box addition questions for you to complete. There are three levels of challenge, choose the work that suits you best. There are many different examples of the missing box number sentences within this work, only complete as many as you feel comfortable with. We have included number lines and a hundred square to help you! Remember, you do not need to print out the work, you can write out the number sentences on a page if it’s easier!

Task 1 – Addition Stories

Task 2 – Missing Box – Addition 1

Task 2 – Missing Box – Addition 2

Task 2 – Missing Box – Addition 3

Number Line 0-10

Number Line 0-20

Number Line 0-30

100 Square

Votes for schools
This week’s question is – ‘Are all lies bad?’
Please go through the PowerPoint and discuss this week’s question with a grown-up. Once you have finished discussing the topic, you can place your vote. Details on how to do this are on the final slide of the presentation. Make sure you ask a grown up to help you upload your vote online. Happy voting!

Click here for the Votes For Schools Presentation

Tuesday 7th July

English Task – Story settings
Today, we are going to be looking at story settings. Go through the information in the presentation and complete the activities throughout. The ‘settings’ sheet and presentation are attached below.

Click here for the settings presentation

Click here for the settings sheet

Maths Task – Basic Skills – Missing Box Subtraction

Today, we are going to be calculating missing boxes within subtraction number sentences. For your starter activity, you are going to complete the subtraction number stories activity. When you have completed this, there are missing box subtraction questions for you to complete. There are two levels of challenge, choose the work that suits you best. There are many different examples of the missing box number sentences within this work, only complete as many as you feel comfortable with. We have also included number lines and a hundred square to help you. Remember, you do not need to print out the work, you can write out the number sentences on a page if you wish.

Click here for Task 1 – Subtraction Stories

Click here for Task 2 – Missing Box – Subtraction 1

Click here for Task 2 – Missing Box – Subtraction 2

Number Line 0-10

Number Line 0-20

Number Line 0-30

100 Square

Phonics – ‘oo’, ‘ew’ and ‘ue’
We are going to be finding the ‘oo’ ‘ew’ and ‘ue’ digraphs in different texts. Go through the three different ‘Phoneme Spotter Comprehension’ texts and answer the questions. You may find it helpful to circle, underline or highlight the phonemes as you find them.

oo Phoneme Spotter Comprehension

ew Phoneme Spotter Comprehension

ue Phoneme Spotter Comprehension

Wednesday 8th July

English Task – Planning a story with a fantasy setting
Tomorrow, we are going to be writing a story with a fantasy setting. So, we are going to plan our story today. To begin with, think of a fantasy setting; it could be one from a story, a film or a setting that you have made up yourself. Using the planning template as a guide, plan your story. You can plan your story by writing notes and drawing pictures to help you. Remember, the more detail you include in your plan, the easier it will be to write your story tomorrow.

Story with a fantasy setting – Plan

Maths Task – Consolidation – Fractions
Today, we are going to be revising fractions. Please go through the PowerPoint Presentation to revise our learning on halves and quarters. Once you have completed this, please complete the fractions activity. There are three levels of challenge, choose the work that suits you best. If you would like to challenge yourself, have a go at the challenge!

Halves and Quarters – PDF PowerPoint Presentation

Fractions 1

Fractions 2

Fractions 3

Fractions halves and quarters – Challenge

Geography Task – Where is our school?
Today, we are going to be looking at the location of our school. To start, use the link below or search for Childwall Church of England Primary School on Google Maps, either on the app or using the website, and explore the surrounding area (if you do not have access to Google Maps, we attached two screenshots below that you could look at instead – one is a map and one is a satellite/aerial photograph). Using the map, and your own knowledge, think about what is near our school. Are there any houses near our school? What roads are near our school? Which park is closest to our school?

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Childwall+C+of+E+Primary+School/@53.3893031,-2.893313,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x487b2028c71ee937:0x9bb75718a573d4e8!8m2!3d53.3893031!4d-2.8911243

After you have explored the area around our school, complete the ‘Our School’ activity sheet. If you are unsure of the postcode for our school, have a look at the ‘Contact Us’ page on our school website. The answers are also attached to the activity sheet.

Additional Task – Where is my home?
Complete the ‘Where is my home?’ activity sheet. You may need a grown up to help you.

Activity – Our School

Google Maps Screenshot – Satellite or Aerial

Google Maps Screenshot – Map

Additional Task – Where is my home

Spellings for this week

– every
– everybody
– everyone
– people
– someone
– only
– many
– very
– pretty
– beautiful

Thursday 9th July

English Task – Writing a story with a fantasy setting
Today, we are going to be using the plan we made yesterday to help us write a story with a fantasy setting. Before you start, read through your plan to remind yourself of what you want to write about. Feel free to make any changes to your plan. Once you are happy with your plan, you can write your story. Remember, the title of your story must go at the top of the page. You can use a piece of paper to write your story on or you can use the template provided. Once you have written your story, draw some illustrations to go with it.

Story – Template

Maths Task – Consolidation – Time
Today, we are going to be revising our learning on time. Please go through the PowerPoint and then complete the activities on drawing and writing the time. There are three levels of challenge, choose the work that suits you best!

Writing and Drawing the Time – 1

Writing and Drawing the Time – 2

Writing and Drawing the Time – 3

Time – O’Clock and Half Past – PDF presentation

Geography – Locating areas of our school
Today, we are going to be focusing on our school. We are going to be labelling an aerial photograph of our school. Look at the ‘Our School – Aerial photograph mind map’ sheet and look closely at the aerial photograph. What can you see? Do you think you can figure out where your classroom is? Where do you think Woolton Road is? Where do you think our school hall is? Write down all of the areas and things that you can see around the photograph. If you are not printing out the sheet, instead of writing around the photograph, write a list of the different areas that you can see. There are some examples of areas you can label attached to the activity sheet.

Our School – Aerial photograph mind map

Friday 10th July

English Task – Starting to join
We are going to continue to look at joined handwriting. We are going to be focusing on joining the letter ‘f’. Go through the sheets and ensure that you follow the correct direction and formation (as shown at the top of the sheet). Remember, we will not be using joined up handwriting in other lessons, we are just having a go in our handwriting lessons!

Handwriting – Sheet 1

Handwriting – Sheet 2

Maths Task – Consolidation – Money
Today, we are going to be revising money. Please go through the ‘Which Coin?’ PowerPoint presentation to practise identifying the different coins. Once you have completed this, have a go at the ‘How Much is in my Piggy Bank?’ PowerPoint. For your activity, you are going to calculate how much each ice-cream costs by counting the total amount of money beside each ice-cream. There are three levels of challenge, choose the work that suits you best.

Optional Extension: Why not have a go at ‘The Toy Shop Money Game’ on TopMarks?

Click here to access TopMarks: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/toy-shop-money

Activity – Counting Coins

Art – Warm and cool colours
Today, we are going to be looking at warm and cool colours. Go through the presentation to find out what you are going to be doing for today’s task.
Remember to upload your artwork to Seesaw so we can see your wonderful work!

Warm and Cool Colours – Presentation

Home Learning: Week 12 (Monday 29th June – Friday 3rd July)

Monday 29th June

English Task – Reading Comprehension
Read through ‘The Lion and the Mouse’ and answer the questions. There are some challenge questions for you to answer too if you wish!

The Lion and the Mouse – Text

The Lion and the Mouse – Questions

The Lion and the Mouse – Challenge Questions

Maths Task – Basic Skills – Repeated Addition and Multiplication
This week, we are going to be consolidating our basic skills in multiplication and division. Today, we are going to be focusing on using repeated addition to support us with multiplication calculations. There are two activities for you to complete today. For your first activity, you are going to work out the multiplication calculations, using the repeated addition method to help you. For your second activity, you are going to look at the visual representations and write the corresponding multiplication number sentence. There are three levels of challenge, choose the work that suits you best. There are also challenges included within this activity for you to try too!

Activity 1 – Building Bricks Multiplication

Activity 2 – Multiplication Number Sentences

Votes for Schools
This week’s question is – ‘Do causes need celebrities’ help to be successful?’
Please go through the PowerPoint and discuss this week’s question with a grown-up. Once you have finished discussing the topic, you can place your vote. Details on how to do this are on the final slide of the presentation. Make sure you ask a grown up to help you upload your vote online. Happy voting!

Click here for the presentation

Tuesday 30th June

English Task – SPaG – Question marks
Today, we are going to be focusing on using question marks. Go through the information in the presentation and complete the activities throughout. There is also a challenge and an extra task for you to have a go at too if you wish! The ‘Question Mark or Full Stop’, ‘Question and Answer Cards’,  ‘Asking Questions’ and ‘Question Writing’ sheets are all attached below.

Question marks – Presentation

Challenge – Question writing

Activity 1 – Question Mark or Full Stop

Activity 2 – Question and Answer Cards

Activity 3 – Asking Questions

Maths Task – Basic Skills – Multiplication – Using Arrays
Today, you are going to be using arrays to help solve multiplication number sentences. Please go through the PowerPoint presentation and complete the interactive starter activities on arrays. For your activity, you are going to be writing the number sentences to match the arrays. There are three levels of challenge, choose the work that suits you best!

Amazing Arrays – PDF PowerPoint

Activity 1 – Arrays – 1

Activity 1 – Arrays – 2

Activity 1 – Arrays – 3

Phonics – ‘or’, ‘aw’ and ‘au’
We are going to be finding the ‘or’ ‘aw’ and ‘au’ digraphs in different texts. Go through the three different ‘Phoneme Spotter Comprehension’ texts and answer the questions. You may find it helpful to circle, underline or highlight the phonemes as you find them.

aw Phoneme Spotter Comprehension

au Phoneme Spotter Comprehension

or Phoneme Spotter Comprehension

Wednesday 1st July

English Task – SPaG – Exclamation marks
Today, we are going to be focusing on using exclamation marks. Go through the information in the presentation and complete the activities throughout. There is also an additional task for you to do too if you wish! The ‘Exclamation Marks and Full Stops’, ‘Character Exclamations’ and ‘Excellent Exclamations’ sheets are all attached below.

Exclamation Mark – Presentation

Activity 1 – Exclamation Mark or Full Stops

Activity 2 – Character Exclamations

Activity 3 – Excellent Exclamations

Maths Task – Basic Skills – Multiplication – Drawing Arrays
Today, you are going to be drawing arrays to help you calculate the multiplication number sentences. There are three levels of challenge, choose the work that suits you best. If you would like to challenge yourself, there are two challenges for you to complete!

Click here for Activity 1 – Drawing Arrays 1

Click here for Activity 1 – Drawing Arrays 2

Click here for Activity 1 – Drawing Arrays 3

Click here for the Arrays Reasoning Challenge 1

Click here for the Arrays Reasoning Challenge 2

Foundation Task – Geography – Continents and Oceans
We are going to be looking at the continents and oceans of the world. Go through the information in the presentation and complete the world map activity. The presentation and template are attached below.

Click here for the Continents and oceans – Presentation

Click here for the World Map – Template

Spellings for this week – 

  • petals
  • fruit
  • roots
  • most
  • least
  • add
  • bulb
  • seed
  • subtract
  • branches

Thursday 2nd July

English Task – SPaG – Punctuation
Over the past couple of days, we have been looking at punctuation. Today, you are going to use all of the knowledge you have gained to complete some activities.
Activity 1 – Question Mark, Exclamation Mark and Full Stop
Complete one of the ‘Question Mark, Exclamation Mark and Full Stop’ activities. There are three different ones to choose from, each one varying slightly.
Activity 2 – Roll a sentence
Follow the instructions on the top of the activity sheet to find out what to do for this activity.

Remember you don’t have to print the sheets off. You can use the sheets as a guide on how to lay out your work. For the ‘Roll a sentence’ activity, you can create your own die.

Roll a sentence

Question Mark, Exclamation Mark and Full Stop

Maths Task – Basic Skills – Division
Today, we are going to be focusing on division. Please go through the PowerPoint and complete the interactive starter activities. Once you have completed this, there are two activities for you to complete that are based on division by equal sharing. Please see the work attached for more information.

Activity 1 – Division by Equal Sharing

Activity 2 – Division by Equal Sharing

Foundation Task – Geography – The UK
We are going to be looking at the UK today. Go through the information in the presentation and complete the activities throughout.

UK – Presentation

UK – Activities

Friday 3rd July

English Task – Starting to join
We are going to continue to look at joined handwriting. We are going to be focusing on diagonal joins by looking at the letters ‘x’ and ‘w’. Go through the sheets and ensure that you follow the correct direction and formation (as shown at the top of the sheet). Remember, we will not be using joined up handwriting in other lessons, we are just having a go in our handwriting lessons!

Handwriting – Sheet 1

Handwriting – Sheet 2

Maths Task – Basic Skills – Word Problems Involving Division
Today, we are going to be completing word problems based on division. There are three levels of challenge, choose the work that suits you best!
Extension: Why not explore the fantastic games based on multiplication and division on TopMarks. To access these games, you can click the link below:
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/multiplication-and-division

Division Word Problems

Foundation Task – Geography – Capital cities of the UK
We are going to look at the capital cities of the UK today. Go through the information in the presentation and complete the activities throughout.

UK and Capital Cities – Presentation

Capital Cities Map

 

Home Learning Information

Below, we have provided you with an example of a Home Learning timetable that is similar to the structure that we follow in school. This is just a guide to support you, if needed, as we understand that every household has different schedules and commitments. Do what works best for you!

Click here for the Home Learning Example Timetable

There will be a range of activities and tasks set each day to be completed at home. Many of the tasks will be posted as a PDF file and will involve written work of some sort. There is no set way of recording the written work. Please do not feel that you need to print off the worksheets; you can record your work in a notebook or on sheets of paper. Just remember to write the date on each piece of work and put them in your ‘Home Learning’ file. Any answers to the tasks set will be posted at the end of the day. Please note that not all tasks will have answers.

Every day, the following work will be set:

  • One English activity (focusing on writing, reading, spelling, punctuation or grammar)
  • One maths activity
  • One foundation subject activity (Science, Geography, History, RE, Computing, PE, Art, DT, Wellbeing)

For the upcoming weeks, the work set will focus on consolidating learning. The children will be revising topics or concepts that have already previously been taught. When completing work, children will need support reading instructions or information to ensure that they fully understand the task that they have been given. For some tasks, such as reading comprehension, you may find that writing out your child’s oral response can be more effective than having them write out their own response.

As well as the work above, we would like all children to spend time focusing on their phonics and reading every day. The website PhonicsPlay has a variety of games and activities for the children to use. Every day in school, we use the game ‘Flash Cards Speed Trial’ to recap on all of the sounds the children have learned. We suggest continuing to use this every day. This will provide you with an idea of any sounds your child may need to revisit and can inform your phonics session. Games such as ‘Picnic on Pluto’ (the children refer to this game as Obb and Bob) and ‘Buried Treasure’ can be used to consolidate specific sounds. Children may enjoy ‘acting’ as the teacher to teach the grown-ups the sounds, digraphs, split digraphs and trigraphs! (The Parents and Teachers section of PhonicsPlay provides information on how to help your child with phonics). The login details for PhonicsPlay can be found in your Home Learning file.

Be sure to find time during the day to be active, maybe have a dance (Year 1 particularly enjoy Chu Chu Ua, Head Shoulders Knees and Toes and The Cha Cha Slide) or complete one of Joe Wicks’ Kids workouts. All of these can be found on YouTube.

If all of the work set has been completed, why not do one of the following –

  • Spread positivity and make your neighbours smile by creating a rainbow picture to put in your window. Be creative!
  • Explore MyMaths and Literacy Planet for even more learning! They are both excellent online resources and all of the login details are in your Home Learning file.
  • Write a daily entry into a journal or a diary documenting your Home Learning. You could write down the activities you have done, the things you have enjoyed or your thoughts and feelings.
  • You could write a prayer – you could use one of our Christian Values as a starting point (generosity, compassion, courage, forgiveness, friendship, compassion, thankfulness)

Daily Reading

We ask that you provide opportunities for your child to read daily in addition to reading for pleasure. In school, your child is given a new book once a week to read at home as well as during daily guided reading sessions. In the week leading up to the school closure, the children had their reading book changed as usual. However, as this is the only home reading book we have sent home, we understand that re-reading this book over the following weeks may become a bit repetitive! Use this time to allow your child explore different texts. This could include reading fiction books, non-fiction books, magazines, comics or even listening to stories (there are lots of videos on YouTube and CBeebies iPlayer of stories being read aloud). Whatever interests them!

In addition to promoting a love of reading and developing fluency, there are 6 key reading skills that we aim to develop by the end of KS1 –

  • Drawing on knowledge of vocabulary to understand texts
  • Identifying/explaining key aspects of fiction and non-fiction texts, such as characters, events, titles and information
  • Identifying and explaining the sequence of events in texts
  • Making inferences from the text
  • Predicting what might happen on the basis of what has been read so far
  • Sharing and explaining their thoughts and opinions on texts.

To develop these skills, we ask children questions about the text that they have read or heard. You may find it useful to keep a record of the books your child has read and their responses to the questions you have asked in their Home Learning file. Please feel free to use their Reading Record if needed.

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Dear Year 1,

Our school is closing just for a while,
But our learning will not stop, just change in style.
We will be at our homes and you will be at yours,
You will carry on learning and maybe help with the chores!

Be sure to write a timetable of what to do each day,
Include Maths, English and Phonics but don’t forget to play.
Whilst many things are changing some things will stay the same,
We are still your teachers and Year 1 is our year group name.

We’ll help and support each other to learn more and more,
Once everything is safe again we’ll run back through the door.
We’ll shortly be back in school with our teachers and our friends too,
But whilst things are different we’ll send you lots to do!

Take care,
Miss Gillin and Miss Gronow

 

Homework, home reading and spellings

Please ensure your child has their reading folder, with their reading book and reading record, in school every day. Your child will have their book changed once a week. The day your child’s book will be changed can be found at the front of their reading record.

Your child will have a spelling test every Tuesday morning. Spelling diaries must be handed in on a Tuesday so we can update them with their latest test score and new spellings.  Your child’s spelling test scores can be found on each spelling list.

If the spelling diary has not been handed in, we are unable to record their attained scores and your child’s new spellings will be given on a separate piece of paper.

We will remind the children of a morning to take their reading folders, spelling diaries and any letters or forms out of their bag. We are focusing on developing the children’s independence and sense of responsibility so please remind your child that they are responsible for handing these in. We thank you for your continued support with this.

Every Wednesday your child will receive their new set of spellings. Your child may also receive a piece of maths homework, set on MyMaths, to be completed for the following Tuesday. 

Keep checking the website for more information about what you can expect this year and to keep up to date with what is going on in Year 1.

Useful Links

Year 1 – Long Term Plan

Childwall CE Primary School Long Term Planner – Year 1

MyMaths Website

MyMaths

Literacy Planet Website

LiteracyPlanet

PhonicsPlay Website

PhonicsPlay