Thursday, 23 April 2020

Year One- Friday 24th April 2020

Well who would believe we have got to the end of another week, your work has been fantastic and we've loved seeing your does make us smile to know you are happy and safe! Last day before the weekend...

Literacy: Big Write- to write about Florence Nightingale 

Using the information you researched yesterday. Plan and write a simple story, factfile or timeline about the famous nurse Florence Nightingale. 

Try and include as much interesting detail as you can and why we are remembering her today in the current times.  

Your Big Write can be done in your Home Learning Book or use Jit5 if you would like to try and type your information. You would be able to add some of the images or backgrounds using Hwb to help you. If you are using digital technology to word process your Big Write don't forget to use the Caps and full stop buttons to show your sentences. Don't forget to use your speed sounds to help you with your spelling. 


Bronze: to use nouns in your story and use your Speed Sound Chart to help you spell some of your words.  

Silver: to use capital letters, full stops and spell with increasing accuracy.  

Gold: to use nouns, adjectives, verbs, capital letter, full stops and an exclamation mark in your writing. To spell accurately. Try and include at least two interesting facts.


Please share them with us, we would love to share and celebrate your work with others.  

RWINc Sessions 

RWInc have introduced some live lessons via YouTube so they will help us keep our 'sounds on the boil' whilst we are at home.  These will be repeated and available during the Easter Break…  

Set 1 Speed Sounds at 9.30 am and again at 12.30 pm  

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  

Note: films won't be available at other times 

There are also a range of ebooks and tips on the OxfordOwl Website if this is something you want to look at, but please don't put unnecessary pressure on yourself and your children during these challenging times. If you wish to have a browse the link is: 


Today I have been able to add the Big Maths Challenges to our Class Folder within our Hwb Classroom.                                                                                                                                                        

There are 3 available: Clic, Learn Its and Safe- we usually complete CLic and Learn Its in Week One and SAFE during Week 2, so please don't feel you need to do them all today. They are there to check how the children are doing and identify any gaps in learning, so let them try on their own. 

The Learn Its should be completed in less than 2 minutes as it checks our recall of known number facts.

 If you have any problems accessing them please let me know and I can email them to you (  


Using the BBC Bitesize Daily lessons we're going to have a go at some singing. Singing is very good for our well being 

Follow the lesson and learn to use the voice expressively and creatively by singing songs and using chants and rhymes. 

This lesson includes: 

  • a video about warming up 

  • a video showing you how to sing call and response 

  • three practice activities 

See if you can sing along with Gareth Malone or sing your own favourite songs to make you feel happy and your family feel happy. Maybe someone will join you, singing can be infectious!  

Thankyou so much for all your support as we begin the summer term in a very different way! The activities you are completing are amazing. seeing your pictures with your big smiles are so lovely to see #staysafe #enjoy your weekend. 

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