To All Parents and Guardians,
On behalf of everyone at Oldfield Brow, can I thank everyone for their extraordinary efforts within an extraordinary year. To all the parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters who have helped support your child over the past months, your support has been much appreciated.
As we now close for the summer, may I wish you all a very happy summer. Some may be travelling away on holiday and some may not, but to you all, we would like to wish you all a good break.
From this point onwards, your child's class email will not be monitored until September, but if you need to contact the school please email us on email@example.com and we will reply as soon as possible.
Take care of one another and see you all in September.
You've made it Year1LL-Mrs Cridland, Miss Limbert and I are so proud of you all for all your hard work and we can't wait to see you smiling faces in September when we walk past Year 2! Well done again! Have a fantastic Summer!
Not long to go until our school year finishes and you have all adapted really well and are still working hard both at home and school! Well done!
Hello everybody, it's the last week of term! You've all made it and done such a good job both at home and school- well done! This week please find in the downloads section some activities that span across Key stage 1 and 2; some activities can be used with all years for this last week. Please feel free to dip in and out with them and have fun!
Good Morning everybody, it's Fridaaay!!! Please find your final spelling test in downloads! Good Luck, enjoy your golden time and have a great weekend!
Reading Together Day
Hi - its Mrs C. It's Reading Together Day! It doesn't matter how old we are, reading together can be a special family time. Why not send in a picture of story-time today to appear on the blog?Make a point today of sharing a book with someone you care about. What will you share? Author and Waterstones Children's Laureate Cressida Cowell shares her 10 top tips for parents and carers here...
Hello all, following on from yesterdays's theme and our seaside topic... If you could trave anywhere (with no restrictions) where would you go? Why? What would you see or do?
Good Morning everyone! Hope you are all well. Lovely to see what you have been up to at home and school- we know the seaside topic has been thoroughly enjoyed both at home and school which is great!
Thought of the day: If you could only pack 3 things to take to the beach with you- what 3 things would you take?
Morning everyone! We hope you all received your reports yesterday and enjoyed reading about all the fantastic things you have achieved!
Happy Monday! Hope you all had a fantastic weekend! This weeks work pack can be found in the downloads section under 'Summer 2 Week 6'.
Eloise's Puppet Show
Happy Friday! Please find your spelling test in the downloads! Good luck and enjoy your golden time!
Hola, everybody! Hope you are all well. It is Argentina's Independence Day today- Did you know it is the largest Spanish speaking country in the world? How many Spanish words can you speak? Can you Count to 20 in Spanish?
Hello, hope you are all well, Keep working hard!
For breadmaking, super reading and so much more!
Happy Monday everyone! Hope you've had a lovely weekend and are ready for the week ahead. You can find the work pack for this week in the downloads section under 'Summer 2 Week 5.
Good morning everybody! Hope you are all well! It's Fridayyyy, so please find your spelling tests in downloads! The children in school will also be having their spelling test! Good Luck everybody! Enjoy your golden time and have a great weekend!
Hello everybody, hope you all enjoyed your sports day either at home or in school! Well done all of you on your hard work both in and out of school. We've had some great work in via email too!
Umaiza's great work too!
Happy 1st day of July! Can you believe it is July already!!! Even though its not very summery today we can get into the summery term feel with our Virtual Sports Day both at home and School! Do't forget to send your pictures and scores in!!
Hello everyone! You can find your work pack in the Downloads section and this is a very exciting week as it is SPORTS DAY on Wednesday!!! (Fingers crossed we get some good weather!)
Please also note that if your child is in school, we will be testing them on the spellings provided in the work pack each Friday morning.
Eloise's Greta comprehension and fairy board game
Good morning everybody! It's Fridayyyyy! Your spelling test can be found in downloads- the test and answers are on two separate clips today! Hope you all have a great day full of fun learning and that you have a fantastic weekend!
The children in year 1LL Bubble in school had fun taking part in their sports rainbow challenges. Please see the photos at the bottom of this page!
Morning all, hope you have been enjoying your week, whether that has been in school or at home! Lots of learning has taken place this week. Shout out to all those that have gone into school this week and settled really well in their bubbles!
Liam playing the seaside board game and his favourite toy writing
Umaiza's toy writing
Happy National writing Day!
The Challenge for National writing day is to write a 24 word story/poem in 7 minutes starting with the words 'One day..' under the #247 challenge.
You can find examples here of photos that have been sent in from children of different ages including KS1. https://firststory.org.uk/writeday/. Let us know how you get on! We can upload them to the school literacy page!
National Sports Week
This week is National Sports Week 2020, from the 20th-26th June, a great opportunity for kids to get active, get in touch with other people and have fun!
This year, the Youth Sport Trust has teamed up with Sky Sports to run a national campaign which will aim to unite the country - families, schools, sport and businesses - in a celebration of the power of sport to bring people together, even during isolation. The UK-wide campaign will challenge people to take on their families, friends and neighbours in virtual sporting challenges – helping them to connect in an unprecedented period of school closures and social distancing.
The active challenges will all have an emphasis on togetherness, inclusivity and wellbeing.
Year 1 are using the Rainbow Games to structure our Sports Week, choosing a different challenge each day for each colour of the rainbow. We started our challenges in school yesterday with the (red) Twister competition... Super fun! Lots of teamwork, support, determination, honesty and passion shining out of Y1! It was a wonderful start back to school. Today's activity was (orange) Star Challenge and we will continue to do one a day throughout the week. Look out for photos...
For those learning at home, a copy of all the resources you need to join in and compete are in the Downloads section. You can adapt the activities to suit your situation- we are in school so don't worry if the activity does not exactly match the ones given. Perhaps you can use social media to compete against friends or family or classmates in a different household to you? Can you challenge a different person for each activity? Get stuck in and have fun! Make sure you send us your pics so we can share them too!
5 a day fitness log in details have changed and can be found here:
Also, the Power Maths books that we use in school has released a Home Learning Workbook that follows the White Rose scheme and BBC Bitesize daily maths lessons. They are £5.99 plus postage. Rest assured that there is enough work on the BBC Bitesize and MyMaths for your child, but if you would like to buy a copy for additional work (and to save printing!) here is the link to the sample pages:
Link for ordering: https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/product-category/power-maths/parent-school-order/
Hope you are all well,
Mrs Heffernan and Mrs Cridland
Hello Year 1 LL! Welcome back, whether that be to school or learning from home! We hope you enjoyed the half term and are raring to go for the final half term of this school year! Our topic this half term is seasides so we will be looking a lot at the differences between seasides many years ago and seasides today.
Please find attached the home learning pack for this week in the downloads section under 'Summer 2 week 1'.
Although many children are starting back at school this week we will still be trying our best to reply to your emails as quickly as possible so please keep those pictures coming in and letting us know what you have been up to!
We are looking forward to seeing many of you back in school next week!
Mrs Cridland & Mrs Heffernan
Some useful links-
Handwriting link:This is a handy link too to see where the letter starts and finishes: https://www.teachhandwriting.co.uk/continuous-cursive-beginners-choice-2.html
Twinkl. To access for free, follow these steps:
Go to https://www.twinkl.co.uk/offer
Sign up with your email and password
The offer code to enter during set-up is CVDTWINKLHELPS
A few things to note:
* Mrs Cridland teaches Mondays- Wednesdays and Mrs Heffernan teaches Wednesdays- Fridays. We work really hard to ensure messages are passed on and work together Wednesday afternoons to ensure we plan and assess effectively for our class.
In Year 1, the children participate in daily Numeracy, Phonics and Literacy lessons and the children begin to take more responsibility for their own learning, working independently and in groups. Much of our learning takes place through creative activities and planned play opportunities. As the year progresses, the children will begin working in a more and more structured way, in preparation for Yr 2. We try hard to ensure the move from Reception into Key Stage 1 is as smooth as possible.
Later in the year, the children will take part in a Phonics Screening Check. It is very important that school and home work closely together to support your child with their early reading skills. Please listen to your child read as often as possible and help them to learn their spellings each week. A pack of sound cards will be sent home with your child. Please use these cards on a regular basis and help your child look out for these sounds when they are reading and encourage them to use them in their writing. (Should your child wish to spell adventurous words, then they should use their sounds as a staring point i.e. 'j-igh-n-or-m-a-s' instead of 'ginormous', 'b-i-y-oo-t-i-f-u-ll' instead of 'beautiful'. At this stage in your child's learning, these spelling attempts are perfectly acceptable and you do not need to correct all of their efforts. Your child will learn alternative spellings for such words as the year progresses). To be in the best position possible, when taking the Phonics Screening Test, your child will need to recognise each sound quickly and confidently so regular reinforcement at home will prove invaluable. If you have any questions about the Phonics Screening Check, please speak with us at any time.
Mrs Heffernan, Mrs Cridland and Miss Limbert