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If you are not receiving Parent Mail messages, please check your 'other' and 'junk' folders before informing the school office.

 

Welcome to Year 1!

Key Information:

Orange Class - Mrs Davis and Ms White

Purple Class - Miss Ahmed, Mrs Cooper and Miss Fuller

Green Class - Mrs Brown, Mrs Budworth and Mrs West

 

We hope you are all keeping safe and well. We would like the children to know that we are missing them and that we cannot wait to see them again soon! heart

 

We have been researching about penguins. Below are some penguin videos for you to learn more interesting facts!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8qilxaBR20

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIo1giiTXCs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAJB-dKTAQM

 

Below is also a link to watch penguins live at Edinburgh Zoo!

https://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/webcams/penguin-cam/

 

Below are some videos about Easter for you to learn about the Easter story and the importance of why Christian and many other people celebrate this festival (Easter Sunday).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HL8R158Ujp4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8xqNh4Y9Og

 

How about making an Easter card for your family and friends? Here are some ideas.

 

 

Have you seen the Kids’ Zone? Play games and visit some cool websites!

You can help to slow the spread of Coronavirus! 

Make sure you and your children follow these general principles to prevent spreading any respiratory virus:

  • Wash your hands often – with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or an alcohol-based sanitiser if soap and water aren’t available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • If you feel unwell, stay at home and don’t attend work or school.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in a bin.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in the home.

If you’re worried about your symptoms, please call NHS 111 – don’t go directly to your GP or other healthcare environment.

Home Learning

In the event of a school closure, work will be sent via ParentMail for pupils to complete at home. This work will be available via the online platform EducationCity. In order to complete the work, you will not require printing at home, as it will be submitted online for teachers to view. For those families with limited internet access, a hard copy of work will be available.

 

Education City

https://www.educationcity.com/

Your child will have an individual username and password. This is case sensitive.

  1. Click log in.
  2. Enter your username and password.
  3. Click classwork.
  4. Click Year 1 classwork. This is where the content will be uploaded for the children to complete.

Each week by Monday afternoon there will be an activity set for each subject (English, Mathematics, Science and Computing). Some activities maybe recap ones and others will be new learning ones that the children would usually have been taught. With the new learning activities there will be learn screens (like videos) which will teach the children the content that they would have usually been taught in order to complete the activities.

We hope you enjoy using EducationCity! smiley 

 

Purple Mash

https://www.purplemash.com/sch/mis-gu14

All usernames and password are lower case.

Username: green          Password: green

Username: orange        Password: orange

Username: purple         Password: purple

 

In addition to work set by teachers, the following websites are currently offering free subscriptions and services for the coming weeks:

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/

Twinkl has thousands of resources, activities and PowerPoints on every subject that we study at school, for all year groups!

https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/
Teach Your Monster to Read is an award-winning series of games that’s helped millions of children learn to read. Play for free on the website or download the app.

https://www.3plearning.com/distance-teaching/
3P Learning offers a suite of learning resources is designed for schools and families, covering mathematics, spelling, literacy and science.

https://www.backpacksciences.com/science-simplified
Backpack Sciences is a free video series on how to teach science without being overwhelming.

https://circletimefun.com/
Circle Time Fun helps you to learn and bond with your infant school age child. Code: homefun1

https://www.coolmath4kids.com/
Designed for ages 12 and under, plenty of games, lessons and more, all about maths.

https://www.earlylearn.co.uk
Independent, objective focused educational games specifically for use by children aged 3-5 in Primary School/Nursery settings. 1 month free premium access currently.

5 Minute Move: Kids Workout
Joe Wickes, the Body Coach, has a series of videos available on youtube which are great for getting the children moving!

https://education.minecraft.net/
Minecraft: Education Edition. A game-based learning platform that promotes creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving in an immersive digital environment.

https://www.nightzookeeper.com/en-gb/parents/special_offers/facebook-offer52/
Night Zookeeper is a complete homeschooling website. Lots of game-style learning with online tutor support available. Free full access for one week.

https://www.pdsa.org.uk/petwise-schools
PDSA - PetWise School Award: PDSA have made changes to their PetWise School Award programme so parents can sign up as a home school and their children can work through the levels and still end up with a glass award, lanyard and pin badge. It’s all completely free of charge, thanks to the players of the People’s Postcode Lottery. They just thought it would be nice for children to earn an award for the work they complete while they’re off school and what better topic than pets!

https://www.phonicshero.com/
Phonics Hero teaches school-aged children to read and spell with systematic phonics. Using a step-by-step approach, the 850 games teach children the 44 sounds, the reading and spelling of words, and how to conquer sentences. Available on tablets and computers. 30 days full access for free.

www.phonicsplay.co.uk
Username: march20          Password: home

https://sciencejournalforkids.org/
Science Journal for Kids: hundreds of scientific articles, written for kids, approved by scientists!

https://mail.sumdog.com/p/5IUG-FR/sign-up-free
Sumdog: Motivate your child to work on mathematics, spelling and grammar with an online platform which is proven to accelerate growth, offering personalized practice for ages 5-14.

 

Please also access the ‘Useful websites’ at the bottom of this page for more home learning ideas.

 

As always, please ensure that your children are supervised while using the internet.

Please don’t feel that you need to recreate school at home. See it as an opportunity to learn new skills such as gardening, cooking, baking etc. This is a unique opportunity to slow things down and focus on things like encouraging play – at any age! Try to reignite passions for reading, writing stories and acting them out. Above all, don’t worry about letting you child have moments of boredom, don’t worry about having every day scheduled and filled, letting creativity run free might be the start of something new!

Screen-free Home Learning Challenges

 

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