Welcome to Year 1!
For the next two weeks, each teacher will be uploading work for the week on a Monday morning (this may continue like this after Easter but, as you know, at the moment we do not know).
Here is an outline of work and activities that we are recommending:
- Daily Calculations (for the five days)
- Practical maths activities
- Time table rock stars
- Daily reading
- Reading comprehension activity
- Writing task for the week
- This will be a foundation subject activity each week, such as, DT, Art, Science, History or Geography.
- Joe Wicks (the body coach) live PE lessons every day at 9am on his YouTube channel
- Cosmic Kids Yoga (YouTube)
- GoNoodle Dances (GoNoodle website or some are available on YouTube)
- Exercise size challenge: how many star jumps, burpees, push ups and jumping lunges can you do in 1 minute? (1 minute for each)
Year 1 have been enjoying Forest School so far. Over the past few sessions some children have used loppers to prune trees that were shading our growing area and we have now laid soil down ready to create our own vegetable patch. We used some of the branches that we cut to create a bird hide and this week children had a great time peeking through the leaves to spot birds-and to make their friends jump! Children looked for pine cones which they made into bird feeders to hang up in the woods, so hopefully there will be lots of birds to spot next time. The class have enjoyed some games in the forest and have worked really well together to build some very impressive dens using tarps, ropes and hazel poles. Some children have begun to use some simple knots when tying their ropes. Over the past two sessions children have learnt how to stay safe around the campfire and many children have lit their own mini fires using twigs, cotton wool, petroleum jelly and a fire steel. Last week we toasted marshmallows and this week we made some yummy toffee apples over the campfire. Many children have been interested in the pond and so we made some fishing rods from sticks and some apple boats to float on the water; the children loved fishing these out with their nets. We were looking at different colours in the natural environment this week. We searched for coloured cards scattered around the woods and then looked for a natural item that matched each card as closely as possible. Children thought very carefully and really began to notice the differences in the shades of colours in the natural environment. We made nature bracelets with some of the items that they found. We look forward to lots more fun next week-thank you so much to our brilliant volunteers and thank you to parents who have donated things for us to use at Forest School!