Welcome to Class 1 …
… we are bubbling learners
Our class teacher is:
Mrs Dibden and Mrs Dennett are our Teaching Assistants
Miss Briddon teaches our class on a Wednesday afternoon
Several new learning platforms have been released this week to support schools and parents with home learning:
– BBC Bitesize daily lessons
– BBC Bitesize on iplayer
– Oak National Academy
All links are on the Right Choice Home Learning page http://rightchoice.wiltshire.gov.uk/Page/16934
BBC Bitesize (https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize)
There are two elements to this:
Bitesize Daily Lessons
The Bitesize website will offer a newly-created maths and English lesson for each year group every day, as well as a lesson in another curriculum topic each day.
To access the schedule and get an overview for each year group for this week, please follow this link.
To access the daily lessons for this week, please follow this link and then select the relevant year group.
Bitesize Daily on iPlayer
Bitesize Daily programmes – 20-minute shows each designed to target a specific age group (KS1, LKS2, UKS2, Y7, Y8 & Y9 – will be available on BBC iPlayer, on any device, and on TV via the Red Button. They contain a maths, English and another subject focus in each episode.
The lessons have been designed in consultation with teachers and education experts and will be presented by teachers, experts and by well-known BBC faces, including Karim Zeroual and Katie Thistleton. There will be some subject-specialist presenters too, for example, Bobby Seagull and Rachel Riley for maths, and Matt Barton for English.
To access the next two week’s schedule for primary, please follow this link.
NCETM Daily Lessons https://www.ncetm.org.uk/resources/54454
A series of short videos have been produced to provide primary school pupils with interactive mathematic lessons while they are at home.
Most lessons are 15 to 20 minutes long, each ending with suggested follow-up tasks. All lessons exemplify a Teaching for Mastery approach to maths – the approach we use within school, so children should be familiar with the language and materials used. The current plan is for a new batch of five lessons to be added every week. Please follow the suggested order of lesson progression.
This week’s lessons are:
Images and representations used come from the Primary Mastery Professional Development Materials elsewhere on this website.
White Rose Mathematics Home Learning https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning
White Rose Maths Team has prepared a series of five maths lessons for each year group from Year 1-8. Every lesson comes with a short video showing you clearly and simply how to help your child to complete the activity successfully. The worksheet does need to be printed though.
The next few weeks will vary from the material on BBC Bitesize. Thereafter the materials on BBC and White Rose home learning will be the same. A 12 week overview of learning is available. There are also weekly family challenges.
Oak National Academy
The Oak National Academy, is an online learning tool, which has been created by 40 teachers across the country to provide 180 classes for children from reception age to year 10 across a range of subjects including maths, arts and languages.
The online classroom offers free access to teachers delivering video lessons, quizzes and worksheets. All the lessons are ordered so children learn along a clear plan. New lessons and resources will be provided each week.
To see what is being taught this week, download the plan here.
There may be lessons and resources available which will support the plans you already have in place for home learning for your children.
Oak National Academy will fit alongside other resources – such as BBC Bitesize – to offer a structure for the day for children until schools fully reopen.
Letters and Sounds online lessons *This is the phonics scheme we use in school*
From Monday 27 April, online phonics lessons are available from Letters and Sounds for home and school
Written and presented by phonics experts and funded by the Department for Education, the online lessons are designed to cover new phonics teaching that that children would have received over the summer term had they been in school. This resource is for use by teachers and parents who will find planning and teaching phonics challenging when schools are closed due to Covid-19.
Three sets of lessons will be available. One set for Reception and one for Year 1, based on where children are expected to be in their learning in the summer term. A third set of lessons aims to reach the lowest 20% of children; focusing on areas children find the most challenging. A guidance film for parents to explain the basics of Phonics and how parents can support their child is also available.
From Monday 27 April, a new lesson will be uploaded Monday to Friday at the times below during the summer term. *After upload, each lesson will then be available to watch throughout the summer term.
Hi Class 1,
I hope you have all had a good Easter. Our new topic the term is called Out at Sea, and it’s all about the seaside, lighthouses and the oceans around the world.
There is a song to help us learn the names of the 5 oceans, made by the same people as the continent song so I hope you enjoy it. (Parents – I don’t think it sticks in your head quite as much as the other one, but I am very sorry if it does!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6BE4VcYngQ
We are going to study Grace Darling as a significant person in history. There are lots of sites with information online, if you put ‘Grace Darling KS1’ into the search engine, it often narrows the search down to more child friendly sites.
BBC have a great video to watch, told from the viewpoint of Grace Darling. https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/true-stories-grace-darling/z4y7pg8
Twinkl also has lots of resources. https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/history/history-significant-individuals/grace-darling
There are also lots of lesson ideas surrounding this topic available online, if you want to do some extra tasks based on her life.
As part of ‘taking care of our community and environment’, we can also look at how plastic pollution is affecting sea-life. Some of the David Attenborough’s Blue Planet documentaries are fantastic for this, lots are available on BBC iPlayer.
*Talk 4 Writing Literacy Unit*
From the top link you can download a free Year 1 literacy unit (second link), it is written by the Talk 4 Writing group which is the approach we base our literacy teaching in school around. It is specifically written for the current circumstances, so it is clearly structured with explanations to go with it for parents. It is a lovely unit to work through with a range of activities linked to a story. Definitely worth a look for simple step-by-step literacy based activities.
I have also made a new challenge grid with some ideas of tasks you can complete.
I hope you are all okay and staying safe. I am missing everyone lots and lots.
Miss Clark 😊
Don’t forget you can email me to let me know what you have been up to, I would love to hear from you! Thank you to those of you who have emailed already.
Resources for Home Learning
Very useful sites for multiple subjects
https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/covid19-school-closures Twinkl has supplied a huge amount of free learning packs – with parental advice and support on how to deliver these. A very useful site to explore for all subjects.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z3g4d2p BBC Bitesize KS1 has lots of interactive resources for all subjects.
Home learning project- Weekly plans for your families at home to follow. It has week by week instructions and varied tasks for English, maths and topic for the family to follow. Very clear suggested daily plans.
https://www.educationquizzes.com/ Online quizzes for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 for Maths, English and SPAG.
White Rose Maths Hub – this is the scheme of work we follow for maths, our next unit is taught here: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ – it includes a tutorial and worksheet for each session.
Free, useful sites to support maths learning:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPlwvN0w4qFSP1FllALB92w/featured Number Blocks – You Tube
Our next topic in science is plants – take advantage of the outdoors, looking at the development of plants and trees as we progress through Spring. You could dissect a daffodil and explore and label its parts. Take some time to observe and enjoy the wildlife around your area.
https://www.literacyshed.com/home.html – Literacy Shed. This site has lots of fun, interesting writing incentives.
Free, useful sites to support literacy:
http://www.pobble365.com/ New image each day to write about and questions about the image and text – lots of suggested activities.
https://www.onceuponapicture.co.uk/ Once Upon A Picture. Images to write about and questions about the image.
https://www.trythisteaching.com/2020/03/offline-learning/ – Activities you can do at home without the internet
The children have fully covered phase 5b and have just begun phase 5c.
Free, useful sites to support phonics:
Obviously, we cannot provide books for children to read during this time, but please keep reading, it makes such a difference! Reading should continue to be daily where possible.
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/ – This site has a large amount of ebooks available online. This is a very useful site – you do need to register (free) to access all the resources, definitely worth exploring the site.
Free, useful sites to support reading:
PE and Mindfulness
https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga – Story telling yoga and mindfulness. We do this in school and the children love it!
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBvPHOpzoEk5onAEbq40g2-k Joe Wicks is hosting PE sessions for children on his You Tube channel. He is doing a live session Monday – Friday at 9am on You Tube The Body Coach TV.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers BBC Super Movers combines learning with physical activities.
https://my.headspace.com/ Mindfulness for children. Short sessions to help children stay calm, relaxed and happy
https://www.smilingmind.com.au/ Mindfulness for all children, parents and families. Short sessions focusing on different themes.
Art and Design Technology
Click on the links to view relevant interactive websites: