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Welcome to Aughton Town Green Primary School Only My Best Is Good Enough For Me

Year 1

Week beginning 13th July 2020 

 

Note to parents:

 

We just wanted to start this week with a huge thank you for all of your hard work over the past few months. These have been unprecedented times, but you have all done a brilliant job with supporting your children at home and it has been wonderful to see what they have been getting up to. The children at Town Green are truly very lucky to have such caring and dedicated parents.

 

In the final few weeks, the children would be winding down in school so instead of assigning the activities on ClassDojo, we have included some suggested activities for you to complete instead. These can be uploaded individually if you choose to complete these but are optional, so feel free to pick and choose what you would like to work on with your child.

 

Note to the children:

 

Year One, you have absolutely blown us all away with your hard work over the past few months! It has been fantastic to see your wonderful writing, amazing maths and super topic work and you should all be extremely proud of yourselves. Mrs Caldwell, Mrs Eastham, Mrs Clarke and Mrs Fisher Jones are all very proud of you!

 

We hope you enjoy your final few weeks in Year One and we know that you will continue to shine as you move to Year Two in September! Keep working hard, you are all superstars!

 

English

 

Focus: Transition

 

Activity 1: Can you write down your best memory from Year One? We would love to see what you have enjoyed the most about this year!

 

Activity 2: Your new teacher would love to find out some more about you! Can you write a letter to your new teacher, telling them about yourself?

 

You could include some of the following:

 

  • Family – how many brothers and sisters do you have?
  • What do you like to do in your spare time?
  • What is your favourite food?
  • What is your favourite colour?
  • What is your favourite subject in school?
  • What are you looking forward to about Year Two?

 

Once you have completed your letter, you could post this into the school post box so your new teacher can read it.

 

Ms Sumner and Mrs Salkeld are really looking forward to receiving these and reading them over summer, ready for September!

 

Reading

 

Last week, we asked parents to return all school reading books by Friday 10th July as we need to check and count the books ready for next year.

 

If your child is attending school and you haven’t already, please send the books into school with your child any day next week. Please place them in a plastic wallet or bag clearly marked with your child's name.

 

If your child is not attending school, you may bring their books back to school any day next week between 10.00am and 2.30pm. There will be a box with a lid inside the office gate marked 'Year One'. If you ring the bell a member of the office will release the gate for you. Please place the books in a plastic wallet or bag clearly marked with your child's name and place them inside the box. Please ensure you replace the lid of the box to prevent the books from getting wet if it rains.

 

Maths

 

Attached below are different activity mats. Please feel free to choose which ones to have a go at! If you could complete all of them, this would be fantastic!

Art

 

Can you create a self-portrait for your new teacher?

 

It would be wonderful for you to send this in with your letter to your new teacher!

 

Please note, during this final week, we will continue to check the email account each day. If there is anything you need or if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email: year1@towngreen.lancs.sch.uk

 

We are looking forward to seeing your fantastic work in your final week of Year One! laugh

Week beginning 6th July 2020 

 

Note to parents:

 

We just wanted to start this week with a huge thank you for all of your hard work over the past few months. These have been unprecedented times, but you have all done a brilliant job with supporting your children at home and it has been wonderful to see what they have been getting up to. The children at Town Green are truly very lucky to have such caring and dedicated parents.

 

In the final few weeks, the children would be winding down in school so instead of assigning the activities on ClassDojo, we have included some suggested activities for you to complete instead. These can be uploaded individually if you choose to complete these but they are optional, so feel free to pick and choose what you would like to work on with your child.

 

Note to the children:

 

Year One, you have absolutely blown us all away with your hard work over the past few months! It has been fantastic to see your wonderful writing, amazing maths and super topic work and you should all be extremely proud of yourselves. Mrs Caldwell, Mrs Eastham, Mrs Clarke and Mrs Fisher Jones are all very proud of you!

 

We hope you enjoy your final few weeks in Year One and we know that you will continue to shine as you move to Year Two in September! Keep working hard, you are all superstars!

Focus: Summer

 

Attached below is a PowerPoint to introduce this week's topic. Please work through this with your child before completing any of the following activities. 

English

 

Activity 1: Go for a walk outside or venture out into your garden. Are there any signs of summer that you can see? Write 5 sentences explaining what you have found.

 

Activity 2: The children seemed to really enjoy writing acrostic poems last week. Can you write an acrostic poem about Summer? This could have the word ‘Summer’ as the beginning of each line or something relating to this season.

 

Activity 3: Attached below is a Summer image.

The children have worked very hard on their descriptive sentences and use of joining words within their writing over the past few months. Can the children write at least 5 sentences about this image? Writing even more than 5 sentences would be fantastic!

 

Activity 4: Summer can be a very exciting time full of wonderful activities. If the children could do anything on a warm summer’s day, what would they do? Can they write a description of their perfect summer’s day?

 

Reading

 

Could we please ask you to return all school reading books by Friday 10th July as we need to check and count the books ready for next year.

 

If your child is attending school, please send the books into school with your child any day next week. Please place them in a plastic wallet or bag clearly marked with your child's name.

 

If your child is not attending school, you may bring their books back to school any day next week between 10.00am and 2.30pm. There will be a box with a lid inside the office gate marked 'Year One'. If you ring the bell a member of the office will release the gate for you. Please place the books in a plastic wallet or bag clearly marked with your child's name and place them inside the box. Please ensure you replace the lid of the box to prevent the books from getting wet if it rains.

 

Phonics

 

This week we are going to practise writing our tricky words. There are a small group of words the children must read and write in each phase of phonics from Phase 2 to Phase 5. On the Twinkl link below, each slide has all the words from Phase 2 on the first slide, all the words from Phase 3 on the next slide etc. On the PowerPoint the words are colour coded with Phase 2 being in orange, Phase 3 in purple, Phase 4 in green and Phase 5 in pink.

 

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-l-8547-phase-2-to-5-tricky-words-on-popping-balloons-powerpoint

Activity 1: To begin, allow your child to practise reading the tricky words using the above link or PowerPoint. Take note of any words they are unable to read and continue to practise these over the next few weeks.

 

Activity 2: Starting with Phase 2, ask your child to write the words from memory. Choose a small number of words at a time (between 5 and 10). Take note of any words they are unable to write and continue to practise these over the next few weeks.

 

Activity 3: Write some summer sentences using your tricky words.

 

Activity 4: Grown-ups - say these sentences for your child and ask them to write them down using their knowledge of tricky words and phonics. Try not to help them and encourage them to write them completely by themselves!

 

When I go to the beach I swim in the blue sea.

Who had yellow flip flops on their feet?

There were lots of people on the boat and they fell off!

It was hot and my ice cream melted.

 

We have also included a Phase 5 sound PowerPoint for you to work on with your child.

Maths

 

This week we will be learning about money. In Year One, the children are expected to recognise and know the value of different denominations of coins.

 

Activity 1: Ask your grown up to give you some coins to look at (try to include 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 50, £1, £2). Can you recognise any of the coins? Can you put the coins in order from the lowest value to the highest value?

Use a crayon and some paper to make rubbings of the coins. Can you write a label for each coin?

 

Activity 2: Using your collection of coins compare some of the coins: How many pennies is each coin worth? How many 10 pence are there in 20p? How many 5 pence are there in 50p? How many 10 pence are there in £1? etc.

 

Activity 3: Choose two coins. Can you add them together to find the total amount of money you have? If you can do this easily try choosing three coins and adding them together to find the total. Repeat this with different combinations of coins.

 

Activity 4: Set up a shop at home. Choose some items to sell and make up some prices. Take turns to play the shopkeeper and the customer.

 

Science

 

Use the PowerPoint attached and guess the picture behind the eyes. Before you reveal the picture, write what you think the picture shows in your blue book. All the pictures are objects you would see in summer. Give yourself a tick if you guessed correctly.

Music

 

We have downloaded a unit of work on Charanga for you to access. The unit is called ‘Reflect, Rewind and Replay’. When you click on the picture of the unicorn you are provided with an overview of the unit. Click on the launch button and please read the guidance carefully as it explains the best way for you to access the units on the right-hand side of the screen. You may access this unit to complete one music session each week throughout the coming half term.

 

At the end of the guidance it states that your child will be working towards making up and performing their own actions to the track used.

 

This week, if you would like to share a video of your child performing this (if they are comfortable doing so) we would love to see!

 

You can also access the following website:

 

https://www.outoftheark.co.uk/ootam-at-home/

 

This website provides a new song every day which you and your child may enjoy learning. The songs can be found by simply scrolling down on the home page. Happy singing!

 

Geography

 

Use the attached PowerPoint to find out some facts about summer in a different part of the world. There are some questions on the last slide. You may discuss these with your grown up and write the answers in your blue book if you want to.

Art

 

Can you draw a picture of yourself in your favourite Summer outfit? Try to explore different media when creating your image!

 

PE

 

In school, it would usually be around this time of year that the children would participate in Sports Day. This is a day that the children really enjoy so we thought it may be fun to have a family Sports Day at home for the PE activity this week.

 

The events that would usually take place in school are the following:

 

  • Egg and spoon race
  • Sack race
  • Sprint
  • Long distance

 

We wonder who the champion from each family will be!

 

We would still love to see any other forms of exercise your children are engaging with so feel free to upload anything else they are getting up to as well!

 

If you are searching for some indoor exercise to complete alongside the activity for this week, Cosmic Yoga on YouTube have some brilliant resources that the Year 1 children are already very familiar with! Please see the following link:

 

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

 

Please note, we will continue to check the email account each day. If there is anything you need or if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email: year1@towngreen.lancs.sch.uk

 

We hope you enjoy working through the activities for this week! laugh

Online Safeguarding for parents

 

We want everyone to keep safe during this time. Please can you continue to be mindful of your child’s use of the internet, especially of any social media apps and support them safely in keeping in touch digitally with their friends. Please encourage them to think about online safety rules as they learn and lots of these links can be found on our school website.

 

Links to Online Safeguarding Site:

 

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