As the two weeks beginning 25th May and 1st June are the two designated holiday weeks in Trafford, we will be having a break from the home-school learning, feedback, assemblies and phone calls that have become part of our provision since the Easter Holidays. I hope that the more relaxed opportunities that have been afforded by our Government allow brief moments away from home for our families too and I hope this time is enjoyed by us all. Our provision for Key Workers etc will remain unaltered. We have provided a list of websites that may be useful to you over the holidays and this can be found in the downloads section.
Enjoy and stay safe,
Mrs Heffernan, Mrs Cridland and Miss Limbert
Good morning everybody! hope you had a good day yesterday- who joined in with the largest online art session?! Who joined in with their siblings for the joy of movement at home? Well, if you did or didn't, there are some more sporty activities that can be found here that promote health and well-being:
In addition to these as it has been Mental Health awareness week this book may help for some of you who are understandably feeling anxious at this time- (it's really simple and a really lovely e-book about the coronavirus): https://en.calameo.com/read/000777721945cfe5bb9cc?authid=Xu9pcOzU3TQx
Please find your spelling test in downloads-good luck! Enjoy your golden time and don't forget to tune into our virtual assembly later- who will win the certificates this week........?!
Morning everybody hope you are all well! You have all been working hard as usual so a massive well done to you all! Big shout out to Joel whose drawn a minion, following an art video! Another big shout out to Nikki who has completed a world map puzzle and learnt about all of the continents, she's also done a science experiment trying to make crystals! Super Duper!
Don't foget to join the biggest art session today its free and starts at 4pm! Access the live streamed lesson at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSUN5vR4QZYon the day. Have a great day!
Hello everybody! It is World Bee Day today! Can you find a fact out about bees or find out how to care for them?
The Joy of Moving UK Home School Festival has started too mainly for KS2 but you may be able to join in with your older siblings too #JOMHomeFestival
Also don't forget to tune in to the biggest online art session tomorrow at 4pm! Can we break the world record for LARGEST EVER online art lesson? Register at artworldrecords.com to make sure you count towards the attempt. It's free and starts 4pm BST on 21st May! Access the live streamed lesson at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSUN5vR4QZYon the day. Have a great day!
Happy Monday everyone! Hope you all had a fantastic weekend!
Please find this weeks work pack in the downloads section under Week 7.
Well done to Charlie who has been working hard on his handwriting and general presentation of his work.
A super well done to everyone who gave the pendulum painting a go and sent in some pictures. They all turned out great and so glad you all had fun doing it!
We have provided Y1 with access to ebooks based at your child's independent reading level (at the time school closed) via Active Learn. I know many of you have been reading a great deal at home and you may have a sufficient supply of books and ebooks already available to you, but if you wish for more please email me for individual login details. There are also some handy spelling and grammar games/activities available on there too.
Additionally, if anyone wants to check out the following link for free e-books: https://mailchi.mp/booklife/why-we-wash-our-hands-our-free-childrens-book-for-covid-991561?e=26ca203a17
*EDIT- sorry for the mix up of spellings this week- we like to keep you on your toes- well done to those who attempted it! Great effort!
Good Morning everybody! It's Fridaaayyyy! So you'll find your spelling test in downloads as usual and you may guess whose turn it is this week! it's been lovely to speak to some of you on the phone. Shout out to Ryker who has been doing really well with his subtractions! fantastic! We've loved seeing your Pendulum art too- shout out to Dylan and Eloise for some great art!- despite you letting us know it was very messy it looks like you both enjoyed it! It's golden time and our virtual assembly too! An idea for golden time or any other time is an RE competition aged from 5 upwards which can be found here: http://www.natre.org.uk/about-natre/projects/spirited-arts/spirited-arts2020/
The closing date is 31st July! It would be really lovely if someone from our Oldfieldbrow family won it- good luck! It would be great to see your entries too! Have a great weekend!
Hello everybody! So today is Thursday the 14th May and apparently it is Chicken Dance Day!! So I challenge you all to do a chicken dance for fun! It is lovely and sunny today too so make sure you get some fresh air as well as working hard. Don't forget your suncream!
Hello everyone, the sun is shining and we can go for longer walks! We saw lots of lovely flowers on our walk today, dandelions, daisies, poppies and butterups to name but a few. What flowers can you see around you?
Eloise has been busy making pendulum art! Shuddhi has visited a near by farm to look at habitats and Skye has been busy doing lots of writing! Well done all of you! Keep it up!
Hello everyone! Hope you've all had a lovely bank holiday weekend! Did you celebrate VE day? Let us know what you have been up to!
Eloise celebrated her sisters birthday by having a mermaid beach party in the garden and went on to learn about ocean layers, pollution, fish gills and swim bladders!
A big shout out to Heidi and Joel who both achieved full marks on their spellings on Friday - a super well done to you both! Well done to Sena who achieved 19 out of 20 in her spelling tests and also for producing a fantastic Summer poem!
Inspired by the world map ideas for this week, Isla has been learning how a globe works. She understand how the world map is translated from a sphere onto a flat sheet of paper and marked where she lives on the map.
Haniya has been making her family scrummy Frozen 2 cupcakes - well done Haniya!
Hello again, please now find the spellings uploaded- you may recognise one voice-probably not the other! I've uploaded the spelling tests in 2 parts the test and then the answers! Sorry it's a bit different this week-you'll see why!
Also a great site to use for ICT and coding is https://www.j2e.com/j2code/. Have an explore of the games on there if you would like to.
Hi everybody! What great work you have done this week! Guess what too?- your weekend starts here with it being bank holiday tomorrow for VE Day! (Not sure what we are talking about? Can you find out a fact about VE day?) We will email some optional sheets out that you can colour/ paint/add to via email at some point today for you tomorrow. Spellings will also be uploaded towards the end of the day so you can you can access them at your leisure! Our virtual assembly will be airing as normal tomorrow so make sure you tune in! Enjoy the sunshine-wear your suncream and stay safe!
Well done to Joel who has leant to ride his bike without stabilisers - we are very proud of you!
I loved seeing Liam take an interest in what his big brother is learning about and managed to write his name in hieroglyphs. It looked tricky so well done!
Huge well done to Skye, Shuddhi and Joel for producing such fantastic poems about Spring and Summer!
There is a PDF version of this week's First News. This is a newspaper written especially for children to keep them updated about the world around them in a fun and suitable way.
Well done to Eloise who has completed lots of experiments from the NASA website involving learning about asteroids, craters, the different layers of planet earth, fire rockets, making a space helmet out of papier-mâché and jet packs etc!
Well done to Parnika for making her way through so much of the White Rose Maths - great effort!
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