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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 updated this page for more new ideas that you can try at home. On EducationCity we have also uploaded some new classwork activities. Please don't forget to check our new weekly newsletter that we will be uploading at the end of each week. You can find these below.

 

Have you seen the Kids’ Zone page? You can play games and visit some cool websites!

 

Have you visited Twinkl? There are lots of free resources available; packs, worksheets etc that you can download and print if you wish too. Sign up to get a free account or a code for the 'free month'. 

 

Weekly Newsletters / Home Learning Challenges

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Old Newsletters / Home Learning Challenges

Purple Mash - Class Blog

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Have seen our school Science page? There are lots of activities for you to try at home and even some really fun experiments! 

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.

E-Safety

Where can I go to get support to help keep my child safe online?

There is a lot of support available to keep your child safe online. Below are some useful links to help parents and carers:

  • Thinkuknow - advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online

  • Internet Matters - support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online

  • Parent Info - support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online

  • LGfL - support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online 

  • Net Aware - support for parents and carers from the NSPCC

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.

 

EducationCity

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 there will be an activity set for each subject (English, Mathematics, Science and Computing). There will only be activities that the children have already been taught the skills in school to do, so that they are recapping what they have already learnt in the year, to do at home with you.

We hope you enjoy using EducationCity! smiley 

 

Purple Mash

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

All usernames and password are lower case.

 

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.

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.

https://new.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!

 

Useful websites

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