A warm welcome to the Year 1 class page. We are all looking forward to seeing you on Thursday, 3rd September.Please find some useful information below and do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
Year One Class Team
Mrs Chiasson (class teacher) and Miss Dery (a.m. teaching assistant) and Mrs Nicholson (p.m. teaching assistant)
Mrs Potter and Mrs Nicholson will cover PPA (Planning, preparation and Assessment) time on Wednesday afternoons. Mrs Lambert will teach PE.
Transition and entry to school
Year 1 will be starting school at 9.00am and finishing at 3:30pm. An adult from the Year 1 team will meet the children at the small gate with the keypad at the front entrance. We will then check their temperature using a thermometer to the wrist. When the children arrive in the school building, they will be washing their hands and provided with hand sanitizer. This will be repeated throughout the day.
Together, with the Foundation Stage team, we have carefully organised a transition period to support the well being of your child on their return to school.
Thursday, 3rd – Friday, 4th September - Your child will go in to their familiar Foundation Stage 2 classroom with their previous teachers Mrs Williams and Mrs Hopewell, as well as Mrs Chiasson, Miss Dery (am) and Mrs Nicholson (pm). During this time, the children will also visit their new classroom.
Monday, 7th- Friday, 11th September – The children will go into Reception in the morning, then Year One in the afternoon.
14th September onwards- The children will start full time in Year One.
Learning and well being
Our main focus will be on developing relationships with the children so they feel safe and settle back happily into school after such a long period out of education. There will be many opportunities to share and discuss their lock-down experiences, worries and support with gaps in learning.
Our topic this term is ‘We are going to Africa’. We have lots of exciting learning planned across all subjects linked to this topic.
The Year One team are all experienced in teaching the foundation stage curriculum so will plan activities to develop fundamental skills, which they perhaps missed learning during lockdown. We have created areas in the classroom for the children to explore their learning and practice skills, both independently and with support, during ‘discovery time’. We will also support them in their learning in phonics, maths and topic during group work and carpet times. We will prepare them for more formal lessons as the year progresses. Resources in the classroom will be cleaned regularly.
Your child only needs to bring a clean water bottle filled with water please (no juice), their bookbag which will have their reading book and reading record inside. They DO NOT need anything else – no pencil cases, toys, teddies, swapping cards etc.
PE will be on Wednesdays and the children are to come in school on this day in their PE kit: school jumper, plain navy/black/grey jogging trousers or shorts and a plain white/navy/black/grey T-shirt with trainers. PE will be done outside, weather permitted. We will review the additional indoor PE session over the term, alongside government guidelines.
Year One children will be provided with a free packed lunch to eat in the classroom. Your child is welcome to bring their own packed lunch if you prefer.
Your child will be given a reading book once we have assessed all the children on their phonics. They will have a book on Mondays and change them on Thursdays. The Read Write Inc. books need to be read on three separate occasions so they are able to read it fluently. The books have to be quarantined which is why we are setting days to change reading books. More support on phonics at home will come later in the term.
We are following government guidelines to ensure the safety of the whole school community, so our communication with parents/carers will be different. If you have any questions or need to pass on information please do not hesitate to contact me via email: schiasson @loverslane.notts.sch.uk and I will get back to you at the nearest opportunity.
Finally, we want to reassure you and your child that it is normal to feel anxious about the return to school. We are doing everything possible to make sure the transition back is as smooth as possible and we know the children will be excited to see their friends and start learning again. Please see the link below to a story about returning to school.
We look forward to seeing you all back at Lovers’ Lane.
The Year One Team
Please find two pictures of the Year One Classroom below for you to share with your child.
Use the following email to send photos of work or to let me know you are ok:
As I am not seeing you all daily and I miss you all lots can you send us a weekly email just to say hello and let me know how you are. I appreciate that you are busy but this will only take a moment of your time. Home learning isn't easy and from those that have sent me pictures or contacted me you are doing a fantastic job, this is important to us and more so your child. Keeping them busy, safe and happy is key and I am here to help you in any way I can.
We are going to use Pie Corbett's ideas in Bob, the bubble who wanted to be useful, to create our own stories. Look at the story map? Can you change the characters or problems to make your own story? Perhaps you could use one of the animals on the last picture, how could Bob help them?
Can you find any example of how technology is used when you go for a walk near your house?
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, technology is ‘the application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes, especially in industry’ Today, I would like you to look around your house for examples of technology. What did you find? What do you think they do? Can you think how they might work? Draw some of the things you found in your book or on the worksheet.
Read the story again then complete the story map sheet or draw your own story map.
New daily films:
Read longer words: for children who can read Set 3 sounds and words confidently.
Read Red Words 1: for children who are reading Red, Green, Purple, Pink and Orange Read Write Inc. Storybooks. Many children are able to read these in Reception.
Read Red Words 2: for children who are reading Yellow, Blue and Grey Read Write Inc. Storybooks. Many children are able to read these in Y1.
Read and Hold a Sentence 1 : reading and writing practice for children reading Green, Purple, Pink and Orange Read Write Inc. Storybooks. (For children reading and writing with Set 1 sounds confidently and learning Set 2 sounds.)
Read and Hold a Sentence 2 : reading and writing practice for children reading Yellow, Blue and Grey Read Write Inc. Storybooks. (For children reading and writing words with Set 2 sounds confidently and learning Set 3 sounds.)
The colour monster is feeling sad, can you give him some ideas of things that make you happy? eg doing something you enjoy, giving someone a hug (or an air hug!), singing, listening to music, calm breathing, going for a walk, read jokes.
Practice reading this poem about the sea. Can you find any rhyming words? Can you learn the poem and read it to someone else? Perhaps you could read it to someone in your house or maybe to someone on the phone or on a video chat? Or, you could send me a video?
Excuse a few mistakes, it's tricky reading through the Ipad!
This Sunday is a special day where we say thank you to a special man in our lives for all the wonderful things they do for us. Can you make a card for someone special to say thank you? Here are some ideas.
You may find this useful to help you access the correct level books from other reading schemes. Please message me if you are not sure of the Read Write Inc level your child was on before lockdown.
Welcome back, I hope you had wonderful half term and got to enjoy the lovely weather. Let me know if you did anything fun! I can't believe it's the final half term of this school year. I am missing you and can't wait to see you when everything is safer. In the mean time, I look forward to seeing some of your lovely home-learning or photos of your adventures, it really does make my day! Also, remember to contact me every week so i know you are safe and well.
Can you find and empty cereal box and carefully open it out. Look at all the shapes that fold together to make a cuboid. This is called the 'net' of a shape. Do you have any other shaped containers you could open? What's the same and different? Can you fold it back into a solid shape?
If you have a printer, you could print out the net to make a cuboid fish.
This month, the Wildlife trust are running a free challenge called '30 days Wild', Each day I will post a selection of their suggested activities for you to choose one from. Let's learn about and appreciate the beautiful world we live in.
Thursday, 4th June, 2020
Meet the pirates!
Aboard a rocky pirate ship
In the middle of the sea
Are a funny group of pirates
Who are as useless as can be
Read these rhyming couplets:
Can you think of your own rhyming couplet?
eg Pirate Jack
who can't row.....
Find a selection of 3D shapes around your house. (Food packaging, toys) Please be check that they aren't precious or breakable. Will the shapes stack on top of each other easily? Which shapes are best for stacking? Can you make a ramp? Maybe you could use some books like in the picture. If you let go of the shapes at the top of the ramp, do they roll or slide?
Look at the maps to see if you can find St Ives? Is it close to Newark?
Have a look at the second map, how would you travel to Cornwall?
Can you use construction toys or junk materials to make your chosen transport?
Wednesday, 3rd June, 2020
Sayeeda has written a poem about her brother Fergus. Can you solve the riddles?
Read (or listen to) the story then think about what happened at the beginning (the waved washed her key away after her father had told her not to open her treasure box on deck), the middle (the dolphin and the whale tried to help) and the end (The seagull helped her get her key back and she never opened her treasure box on deck again).