Today it is Captain Tom's 100th Birthday!!
He's become a national figure recently after all of his amazing fundraising efforts for the NHS. Why not have a go at this short quiz about Captain Tom.
Phonics is vital in helping our children to access all areas of the curriculum and wider world. Below is the link previously posted for the live Read, Write, Inc phonics lessons on Youtube. These follow the structure of lessons we would have been doing in school and will be beneficial to the children's phonic development.
The live speed sounds lesson on Youtube are at the following times:
Set 2 Speed Sounds at 10.00 am and again at 1.00 pm.
Set 3 Speed Sounds at 10.30 am and again at 1.30 pm.
A useful link to the Ruth Miskin website.
Phonics play are currently offering free membership to their site and use of their resources.
Oxford Owl have a selection of free e-books.
If you are looking for some alternative phonic ideas and games to play at home, here is the link to the previous blog post.
Complex Speed Sound Chart may be useful in supporting your child with their writing.
Copied for your convenience.
After our recent phone conversations, and following feedback across the school we will now be using the BBC Bitesize literacy lessons.
BBC daily lessons. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zjpqqp3/year-1-lessons/1
If you are looking for something a little different the following literacy activities are also available.
Talk for writing. https://www.talk4writing.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Y1-Unit.pdf
The Literacy Trust. https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/5-8/
Alternatively, if you wish to continue with the Hamilton lessons they are available for you here.
Numeracy. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ Summer term, week 2. Finding halves and quarters.
Why not have a look at the extension challenges at the bottom of the page.
Topic. Our new topic for the next two weeks is 'The Americas'. After seeing all of the fantastic work you've produced about butterflies, we can't wait to see all of the different projects and creations you make!
For anyone wanting some handwriting practice, below are some practice sheets using the cursive style of handwriting that we teach in school.
Thank you to Patrick for sending in his video of 'We're going on a Lion hunt'. Great work Patrick!