WELCOME TO YEAR 1
Teachers: Mrs Ahmed and Mrs Forbes
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Ryan
Note to Parents and Carers
Each Monday morning we will be sending a suggested home study timetable out via email if we have your address and also uploaded to the class pages of the website.
This is a suggestion of learning challenges to support your child’s continued progress during the prolonged school shut down.
All children have their pink ‘Home Learning’ book in which to do this work.
If you would like to email work to class teachers for feedback then please use the email addresses below.
If you have any queries then please contact us and we will do all that we can to support you.
In the meantime – please stay at home and stay safe.
-with the best of wishes from all at St. James’.
Mrs. Forbes - firstname.lastname@example.org
Miss Pancisi - Infantshead@stjames.derby.sch.uk
Every child has a personalised 'home learning pack' to work through during the school closures.
Here is some extra learning you can do online:
The Maths Factor created by Carol Vorderman- “We will be making The Maths Factor FREE for everyone (usually about £2 per week) to support childrens’ continued learning at home for the duration of the UK Schools closure period”:https://www.themathsfactor.com/
One more and 1 less: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/chopper-squad
Numbers as words: https://pbskids.org/curiousgeorge/busyday/hideseek/
Counting forwards and backwards: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/blast-off
A bit of everything: https://www.mathshed.com/en-gb/browse/year-1
World of David Walliams - “Fantastic activities, all inspired by David Walliams’ tremendous tales. Filled with all the wacky and wonderful characters in David Walliams' books, you can download any of these free activity sheets for hours of fun and learning at home!”: https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/activities/
Capital letters: https://www.roythezebra.com/reading-games-capital-letters.html
High frequency words: https://www.roythezebra.com/reading-games-high-frequency-words.html
Phase 4 word reading: http://www.literactive.com/Download/live.asp?swf=story_files/warehouse_US.swf
Phase 5 Phonics: https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/list/phonics-games-phase-5
Audible books are allowing free streaming of children's books whilst schools are closed: https://stories.audible.com/start-listen.
David Walliams is also reading one of his books everyday at 11am. https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/
Oliver Jeffers is also reading one of his books everyday: https://www.oliverjeffers.com/books#/abookaday/
Elm class have Yoga every Monday afternoon and P.E. every Tuesday afternoon.
Please can children have an appropriate P.E kit in school for these days.
P.E Kit: White polo shirt, blue/black shorts, pumps
Homework will be given to the children every Friday and must be returned the following Wednesday.
The children will be able to choose a library book every Tuesday, please bring your books every week so you can choose a new one.
This half term...
Our topic question is...
Could you be a vet?
We have been exploring the different types of pets people have and we have even designed our very own pet carriers!
The children love Wellie Wednesdays! Every week on Wednesday we walk to our Forest School to do some fun outdoor learning!
We have done lots of fun activities from making pictures using natural objects to mud painting by making our very own paint brush with just a simple leaf and a stick!