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Home Learning in Year One 

What does home learning look like?

Firstly, please remember that when it comes to ‘home learning’ we would like you to do as little or as much of this as you can- there is absolutely no pressure. We know that many of you will be working at home yourselves, trying to teach multiple children, having challenges with internet speeds etc., so please do not worry if things don't quite go to plan. If in doubt, ask your child to pick up a book and enjoy reading, do a fun Joe Wicks workout or even just go on a mini beast hunt in the garden! Learning can happen in so many different ways and through many different daily activities such as cooking, gardening, shopping etc. Whilst the children are missing education in school, we are sure that they are learning many wonderful life skills at home with you, as well as spending time with their families. After speaking to many parents recently, a phrase we heard lots was 'little and often' and this is absolutely fine! There is no pressure to complete all of the learning set. Whatever is manageable for you as a family is absolutely fine. Staying safe and happy is the most important thing at the moment.

Please be assured that our amazing team of teachers will pick up where they left off, once children return to school and everything returns to normal. In school we differentiate learning based on the needs of the children. Some teachers may be in contact with you to direct you towards the year group above/ below your child’s current year group. If for example your child is finding Maths for their year group too much of a challenge, please feel free to have a look at the year group below. Likewise, you can also look at the year above. As we have said before – please don’t worry. Anything that you can do is super, but this is absolutely not the time to be worrying about how much you can cover. All pupils will catch up what they need to and if they need to when they are back in school and no one will be left behind or will be disadvantaged at all.

English Home Learning

Each week, teachers will be uploading a weekly English plan to your child’s class page. This will have an activity per day along with supporting resources. Please note that you do not have to print worksheets off. Your child can simply write their answers onto a piece of paper or notebook. For the Year One children, we will also be uploading daily planning and resources. Please also do check your child’s class page for a range of other exciting websites that have been collated for you to use. These range from teaching videos to websites that allow you to access e-books for free.


Maths
Home Learning From Monday 4th May, White Rose are going to be teaming up with BBC Bitesize to produce daily videos and activities for maths. Therefore, instead of visiting the White Rose website, please now visit the BBC Bitesize videos using this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons.

Wider Curriculum
Please see the blog posted below about our current topic. There is a grid of activities for you to choose from that link to the 'wider curriculum' such as Science, D and T, History etc. They are just some ideas that we have thought of but please feel free to think of your own ideas linked to the topic

HELP!
If there are things that you simply do not understand about any aspect of what is on the website, please do let us know. We want to get it right, but please understand that we are just as new to this online teaching situation as you are!

Keeping in touch
Over the next few days we will be contacting each of you via phone call or email and then will continue to do so on a regular basis. We will be calling from withheld numbers so please try to answer. In between these calls and emails you can contact your teacher at adavies@wadebridgeprimary.co.uk or rbennett@wadebridgeprimary.co.uk

Us teachers are really looking forward to hearing from you and your children. You are welcome to send pictures of home learning, messages or questions via the email address. However, as you know, many of us teachers have children of our own to look after and so may be completing our ‘work’ at a range of times. We also have other work to complete at home so may not be signed in to our email accounts. Therefore, an instant reply should not be expected but we will be in contact as soon as possible.

Also, we do really miss the children! Planning lessons for children who we aren't lucky enough to see every day isn't as enjoyable as teaching in the classroom so, please do send any pictures or ‘home learning’ to us via the email address.

We would love to hear from you! All pictures emailed to us will be added to this blog. Please share these pictures with your children so that they can see what their friends are up to. In the meantime, please stay safe.

Best wishes, Mrs Bennett and Miss Davies



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Home Learning WB 6th July  

Hello everyone,

We hope that you have had fun writing your own stories from 'The Ugly Sharkling' and learning all about money!

Here is the home learning for this week W.B 6th July.

In English we are exploring another story by the author Maia Walczak called 'The Black Hat'. 

In Phonics we are exploring the 'oa' sound family and the different ways we make the 'oa' sound.

In Maths we are exploring halves and quarters.

As ever, please get in touch if you have any questions. 

Best wishes, 

Miss Davies and Mrs Bennett 

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Home Learning WB 29th June 

Hello everyone,

We hope that you have enjoyed your home learning this week and also the lovely sunshine! Here is the home learning for week beginning 29th June.

In English we are completing a week on a wonderful story called 'The Ugly Sharkling' story by Maia Walczak. 

In Phonics we are exploring the 'igh' sound family and the different ways we make the 'igh' sound.

In Maths we are ordering numbers and recognising and counting coins.

As ever, please get in touch if you have any questions. 

Best wishes, 

Miss Davies and Mrs Bennett 

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Home Learning WB 22/6/20 

Hello everyone,

We hope that you are all keeping safe and well! Here is the home learning for week beginning 22nd June.

In English we are starting to think about what similes are and how we use them in our writing. 

In Phonics we are exploring the 'ee' sound family and the different ways we make the 'ee' sound.

In Maths we are counting to 100 and partitioning and comparing numbers. 

As ever, please get in touch if you have any questions. 

Best wishes, 

Miss Davies and Mrs Bennett 

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Home Learning WB 15/6/20 

Hello everyone, 

Here is the home learning for WB 15/6/20. 

In English we will be continuing exploring shape poetry- everyone has done a brilliant job with their poems so far! We heard some fantastic alliteration -"shiny, smooth, sharp shells" and "round, rough rocks!".  

In Phonics we are exploring the 'ai' sound family and finding all the different ways that we can make the 'ai' sound.

In Maths we are doubling and making equal groups. 

Please get in touch if you have any questions,

Best wishes

Miss Davies and Mrs Bennett 

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Home Learning WB 8/6/20 

Hello everyone, 

We hope that you have all had a brilliant week!

Here is the home learning for WB 8th June. 

Maths is 'week 7' of White Rose, counting in 2's, 5's and 10's- you should have received the sheets by email, please contact us if you haven't! 

As we are returning to school next week and will be in class full time, you may be contacted by another member of staff to check in with how your home learning is going. Please continue to send us pictures of all of the amazing learning you are doing at home, we promise that we will get to see it- it may just take us a while to respond to it!

Best wishes, 

Miss Davies and Mrs Bennett 





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Topic Planning for Summer 2 

Please find attached the 'Topic planning for Summer 2' and accompanying documents. 

We are continuing our 'What Lies Beneath?' topic and have thoroughly enjoyed seeing all the different activities you have completed so far. Please do keep sending them. 

Any questions, then please get in touch. 

Best wishes, 

Miss Davies and Mrs Bennett 

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Summer 2: Week 1: WB 1.6.20 

Hello everyone,

Welcome to Summer 2! We hope that you all had an amazing half term and enjoyed lots of adventures in the sunshine!

This half term we are continuing our topic of 'What Lies Beneath'. We will be providing you with another topic grid that will have suggestions of different wider curriculum activities that you can complete at home. As before, if you find that you have a particular interest in one of these areas and would like to complete your own topic learning based on this -then please do! 

In English we will be continuing our unit on Poetry. We loved all the different versions of poems we received before half term- we have some budding Micheal Rosen's amongst us! 

In Maths we will be using 'Week 6' of the White Rose activities on measure, mass, capacity and volume. You should receive the accompanying sheets by email; please let us know if you do not receive these. 

In Phonics we are now beginning to look at the alternative sounds that some letters make.

Please continue to send us pictures of all the learning you have been doing and as ever, any questions then please get in touch. 

Best wishes,

Miss Davies and Mrs Bennett 

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Home Learning WB 18/5/20 

Hello everyone, 

We can't believe that we are on week six already. We both think that everyone has been doing an absolutely amazing job at your home learning- well done to each and every one of you (parents included!). 

Here is the English and Phonics home learning for Week 6. 

In English this week we are continuing our work on poetry and writing our own versions of the poem. You have days to draft to your ideas and then write up your final version- ending the week in a poetry recital to perform your amazing work! 

As you know, over the last few weeks we have been directing you to the White Rose website for maths learning. We have feedback from parents and children to say that they were really disappointed when the worksheets (which accompany the videos) were no longer freely available- we were disappointed about this too! We have made the decision as a school to purchase the ‘Premium Package’ which now means that teachers have access to the worksheets, along with some other great resources. Unfortunately, we can’t upload the worksheets to the school website but we will be sending them out via email. We will be sending the worksheets to you (via Arbor) on a Friday, ready for the following Monday. The videos, that go with the worksheets, are still freely available on the White Rose website. We hope that you continue to find the worksheets useful but please do ask if you have any questions. If you have been accessing a year below/above for your child, then please contact us so that we can send you the relevant worksheet.  

This week, please use the Week 5 videos on the White Rose website. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/. This is all about length and height. Hopefully you will have received the matching worksheets by email.

Reading Books

Some parents have asked us where they can find access to appropriate level reading books for their child. Oxford Owl has a great library of free ebooks that you can access. You will need to set up a free account and then once in the ebooks library you can filter by phonics phase. You will need to click on the tab that says 'All levels' and select 'Letters and Sound phase' from the drop-down options. All children are currently recapping 'Phase 5' in our phonics planning. However, if you find these books are too challenging or not challenging enough then feel free to choose either 'Phase 4' or 'Phase 6' books. There are also a range of other free books available that fit into other reading schemes that might be lovely to explore. Happy reading! 



Best wishes, 

Miss Davies and Mrs Bennett 

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Home Learning WB 11/5/20 

Hello everyone! We hope that you all had a lovely bank holiday weekend. 

Here is the English and Phonics home learning for week five. We hope you enjoyed writing your adapted stories this week for The Singing Mermaid last week- we can't wait to read some of them! In English we are now starting a two week block on poetry. 

Please continue to access BBC Bitesize for your maths home learning on https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons. 

We have both really enjoyed making contact with you all over the past two weeks, please continue to email over pictures of what you have been doing- some of the topic work we have seen looks amazing! Remember that you can continue to take ideas from the topic grid or are more than welcome to use your own ideas and activities linked to 'what lies beneath!'. 

Best wishes, 

Miss Davies and Mrs Bennett 
 

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