Home Learning during the school Closure

Learning at home in Year 1

Whilst we are at home and not at school for our learning, you will find some good learning activities on this page – more and more will appear! Some of these are highlighted in your learning packs and others are just good fun!

Scroll down to join your teachers as they read Roald Dahl’s “The Twits”

Here’s a message from Mrs Sharpe to you all

And Miss Davis reads you a poem…

Take a little moment and delve in to this lovely free book – The Book of hopes

Messages from the teachers

Dear Year 1,

What a lovely sunny day it has been today! We hope you have been able to enjoy playing in it.

We hope you have lots of fun with Friday’s Science activity going on a Leaf hunt to find as many different types of leaves as you can.

If you haven’t already done so, please remember to check out ’30 Days Wild’ that is organised through the Wildlife Trust (Mrs Sharpe mentioned this last week). You can download your free pack here (resources will need to be printed out – let us know if this is a problem)

https://www.surreywildlifetrust.org/what-we-do/campaigning-wildlife/30-days-wild (the link is also on our learning at home page on the school website)

We hope you are enjoying ‘The Twits’ in the Year 1 area of the school website and we will continue to add a new chapter every day (Mon – Fri)

For anyone who has missed it, you can catch up here:

https://www.st-thomas.surrey.sch.uk/learning/home-learning-during-the-school-closure/learning-at-home-in-year-1/

We are so pleased that Bug Club, Oxford Owl and Numbots are still helping to support home learning.  If you lose passwords etc, please just get in touch with us and we will help you!

We are really enjoying receiving your emails and photographs. We have been very impressed with everything that you have been doing. Please keep these coming!

One final reminder: next half-term the children will be doing a sewing activity. We will provide the felt but if you could provide a needle and thread that would be very helpful. If this is a problem then please let us know.

Have a great half-term holiday!

Take care, we miss you and look forward to seeing you again from June 8th!

Mrs Sharpe, Miss Davis and the Year 1 Team

Worship ideas

As you think about making time each day for worship, you might start by asking Mummy or daddy to help you make a prayer table or corner – somewhere that you can be still, comfortable but still, not distracted by anything going on around you.

You might want to set up a “table” – a real one or the top of a chest of drawers or even an upturned box, cover it with a cloth if you can and maybe place your Bible stories on it, maybe your Rosary beads or a crucifix if you have them.

Plan your worship time…

How will it start – maybe with a prayer – use our School prayer book for inspiration and ideas.

Share a passage from the Bible or a Bible story. The Gospels are always good to read. We are still in the season of Easter and the Readings this year come from John’s Gospel.

Take time to stop and think about what the Gospel writer or story is saying to you about Jesus and maybe decide on soemthing that you are going to do to change the way you behave or think about things to match Jesus’ teaching.

You could sing a hymn that you know or find one on the internet to sing along to and take the time for prayer.

Pray for yourself, for your family, for your friends. Pray for our doctors and nurses and all those who are working so hard now to keep us all safe and well. Pray for our world.

There are lots of good links for more ideas here

Prayers for home learning time

Follow this link for some prayers you can use every day

and, of course, there are all of our school days prayers to use in the School prayer book

Here are some prayers related to our Golden threads week one

Practising your spellings

Spelling in Year 1

The teachers read...

The Twits by Roald Dahl

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Music learning with Dr Mather

Week 8 of Home learning:

Task 1: YOUNG VOICES POWER IN ME SINGING event: https://www.youngvoices.co.uk/powerinme

Task 2:

Young Voices at Home – Power In Me (1)

Task 3: Watch the excellent videos for children on the Young Voices at Home YouTube Channel to help you learn the song and develop your singing in the lead up to the live concert on June 2nd. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciZj77kO8cY&list=PLFTl8WEjeyzLq8NbSzUVFqWabGiEP3YuP

Task 4: Participate in the live concert on Tuesday 2nd June at 2.30pm from home or in school! Details will be sent out by Young Voices to parents who have signed up here: https://www.youngvoices.co.uk/powerinme

Online Safety

Young Voices have suggested that you can send in recordings of your family singing together but YOU MUST HAVE YOUR PARENTS’ OR LEGAL GUARDIAN’S PERMISSION TO DO THIS. You do not need to do this to join in the concert. If your parents allow you, film in a suitable place such as your garden or living room – not your bedroom; you can dress up but always check with your parents that you are wearing suitable clothes. Stay safe!

Fun with the Wildlife Trust

Click here to go to their website and download the free resources