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Class: Year 1 SC

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 office@oldfield-brow.com and we will reply as soon as possible.

Take care of one another and see you all in September.

 

 

At the bottom of the blog, in red and green, you will find some links that I will leave on the website over a period of time as I believe them to be useful. Above this, you can find the daily blog which will be in black. This will keep you updated on new and exciting resources, activities and competitions. For those children studying at home, we hope you find the workpacks and additional resources (in the Downloads section) to be useful.

Best wishes to you all,

Miss Cooney and Mrs Wood

       

 

Summer Term

20/7/20

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! 

17/7/20

This week's shout outs for children learning at home...

Well done to Antoni for excellent work with his reading comprehensions, spellings, English writing and Geography compass directions. He also took a trip to the seaside and saw a real jellyfish- very exciting!!!

         

 

This week's shout outs for in school...

Some of our Rainbow Fish stories:

Ben Betty Henry

Esther Will Penny

Some of our 'Beach Safety' posters : 

Jess Jonny Nathaniel William Penny  Ewan

Some of our Rainbow Fish book reviews: 

Sophie Max Betty Hollie Emma Andrew

Practising our compass directions outside: 

 

 

Another super week Year 1SC!!! Have a lovely 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... 

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/news-and-features/features/2020/july/reading-together-day-cressida-cowells-top-tips-for-sharing-stories/

10/7/20

This week's shout outs for children learning at home...

Well done to Antoni who has worked hard with his English writing, reading comprehensions, seaside topic work and much more!

Well done to Fatima who has worked hard with her spellnig, English, maths and more- keep it up!

Well done to Pratyush for doing a super job with his spellings!

This week's shout outs for in school...

Well done to all the children in school who have worked very hard this week in school too. They used Punch and Judy puppets to write a script and then peform their show to the rest of the class- lots of laughs!!!

   Jessica and Ewan

  Ben and Betty

  Will and Henry     Sophie, Emma and Jonny

This morning, we came up with our own ideas for new sea creatures! We drew them, labelled their different parts, gave them a name and wrote about our favourite features...

        

            

 

Earlier in the week, we worked in pairs to come up with our own rhyming poems about sea creatures...

Esther and Emma

Ben, Jess and Betty

Max and Jonny

Sophie and Hollie

The children also used their imagination to think about what they would enjoy about being a sea creature...

Ben

Ewan

Jess

Will

Penny

It's been a great week Year 1SC- well done! Now, have a super weekend...

 

6/720

Good morning everyone!

You can find this week's new work in the Downloads section... Hope you enjoy it!

Remember to learn your spellings if you are back in school, for our test on Friday. Any questions, please ask at drop-off/pick-up or drop me an email. 

3/7/20 

Happy Friday everyone! Your spelling tests are available in the Downloads section- good luck (we are doing the same one in school).

This week's shout outs 

Well done to Zeta for your extra effort taking on new maths challenges as well as some super work in English on the Singing Mermaid, our book this week... You have even turned into a mermaid!!! You have done excellent writing and very detailed illustrations too- great job!

     

Some writing from today in school...

Ben

Sophie

Henry

Hollie

 

1/7/20 

   SPORTS DAY IS HERE!  

All children in school will spend either the morning or afternoon competing against each other and having lots of active fun! WIll you be joining in at home too? Find the Sports Day PowerPoint in the Downloads section with all the activities on... Remember to send me in your pictures (and your scores too)!

29/6/20

Good morning everyone, your new workpack is ready for you 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.

 

Last Week's Shout Outs

 

Well done to Pratyush for doing such a good job with his spellings, reading comprehensions and other English tasks, still working hard from home!

     

 

Zeta has been making most of the sunshine last week! 

   

 

Well done to Fatima for doing a great job with her spellings and even doing extra sentences, completing her English lessons and reading comprehensions at home. 

   

Some more incredible artwork by Antoś!!! Well done for working so hard with your spellings and English work too. It is very neat and I really enjoyed reading your descriptions about your family.

         

 

Well done to Max for spending his time completing these very challenging and complex lego models! Super!

     

Finally a big well done to Esther for working hard finding out about Costa Rica for Geography, full marks on her spellings and designing a very cool outdoor board game with chalk (and some funny forfeits!) .

   

 

26/6/20

Good morning all, we have had such a lovely week back at school including lots of fun joining in the Rainbow Games. If you haven't had a go yet, everything is in the Dowloads so why not start over the weekend and have a go next week instead? 

Your spelling tests are now available in the Downloads too- good luck! (We are doing the same ones in school today). 

25/6/20

 

Floating and sinking fun in Y1 today! 

     

 

Our fourth Rainbow Challenge completed! 'Mighty Memory' - look at 10 items for a minute then turn around and try to remember as many items as you can in between doing star jumps! 

     

 

  

Everyone is having a great go at this at school! If you are joining in at home- please send in your pictures!!!

24/6/20

National School Sports Week- Rainbow Games

Y1 competing in their third challenge "Jump My Height" in school today... Lots of fun! Looking forward to totting up the scores at the end of the week to see which of our two teams will take the win! (Certificates for all those taking part though!) If you haven't yet started, read below in the blog for further details and look for all the resources you need in the Downloads section...

 

        

National Writing Day

Look at how well Y1 did with this challenge today: 24 words, 7 minutes, a story or poem starting "One day.." 

 

It's National Writing Day! We will be getting creative at school, rising to the challenge of writing a story or poem using just 24 words in 7 minutes, starting with "One day..." #247challenge .

 

Visit https://firststory.org.uk/writeday/#247Challenge  to find lots of real-life examples of work (like the one above) and inspirational tips from authors. Please have a go at home too and send in your pics to me. You can have more than one attempt if you like! It only takes seven minutes... I can't wait to read your ideas!

 

23/6/20

 

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!

 

19/6/20

Apologies for the delay in uploading the spelling tests today- they are now available in the Downloads section. I hope you have all had a great week and I am very much looking forward to welcoming many of you back on Monday! Have a lovely weekend, let's hope this weather picks up... 

This week's shout outs: 

Well done Esther for doing a great job with your freshwater/seawater experiment and writing up the instructions for others to see too! You have remembered your date, title and subheadings as well as numbering your instructions- super layout! Love seaside pictures too:

       

Well done to Nathaniel for working hard with your maths, reading comprehensions, spellings, your seaside topic work and your handwriting- it is getting neater and neater! I also really liked your Superhero Dad!

   

Well done to Emma for a fantastic 'MISSING' poster of Tiddler! You have taken a lot of care with this and clearly put lots of time and effort in and it has paid off, a lovely piece of English: 

Well done to Ahmad for his excellent maths work and reading, you are flying at the moment!!! It also look slike you have had fun this week with your science experiments:

   

 

Well done to Antoś for continuing his learning in so man areas- writing, spellings, art, baking, exploring and making delicious, healthy smoothies:

        

Well done to Will who headed to the seaside this week and collected some real sand and shells for his art project. He has also been working really hard  writing about his cress plants and with his spellings, good job!

And finally, such a lovely note to finish the week with, look at the exciting news from Bella's house this week... 

        

That's right- her ducklings have hatched!!! I bet they are so soft to cuddle Bella! Have a lovely weekend with them :) 

 

16/6/20

National Sports Week 2020!!!

Next week is National Sports Week where we can all join in, whether at school or home, and come together for sporting activities, challenging each other virtually even if not face to face!

The aim is to complete a different challenge every day for a week. Information will come out in next week's home learning packs with all the resources you need and lots of ideas for activities but for now you could start thinking about who you want to challenge: Your friends? Family members from different households? Your teachers? Perhaps start to organise now who you will challenge on which day... You can use the activities that will be sent next week or you can start coming up with your own ideas. The idea is to stay active, enjoy competing with people you may not have seen or spoken to much recently, and most importantly to have fun!

 

15/6/20

Being in a bubble...

This is a lovely book for little ones who will be returning to school. It helps to explain what 'being in a bubble' will mean for them, what it might look like and how it might feel. It also explains why our routines will be different. I strongly recommend sharing this book with your child and building in time to discuss their thoughts and feelings about it, encouraging them to ask questions. You can still do this even if your child is not returning to school as it will give them an insight into what it will be like for their friends and it may still prompt and/or answer questions they have in general. It is available in the Downloads or as an audio book here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUXDX0WFyno&authuser=1 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There is also a short video to a very nice (and quite touching!) story explaining to children that while we cannot hug there are other ways to show people you love them... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PnnFrPaRgY This is one for everyone to share.

Everybody Worries

A lovely picture book to share with little ones to explore different feelings in this current crises and show that lot of people worry about different things and that it is OK: https://www.calameo.com/read/000777721945cfe5bb9cc?authid=Xu9pcOzU3TQx

 

General: BBC Bitesize are offering daily lessons in many areas of the curriculum with explanatory videos, activities for kids and more! Use the link below, choose Year 1 (or for a challenge, Year 2!) and have a look at the different subject areas. www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons  

Reading/Maths: if you want some extra online reading books or additional maths challenges then please email me for logins to Active Learn Bug Club and/or My Maths. Here is a link to a lovely book about being worried that may be good to share with children: https://en.calameo.com/read/000777721945cfe5bb9cc?authid=Xu9pcOzU3TQx 

Active: Living Streets (our Travel Tracker site that records how children travel to school) are releasing a fun, new activity each Monday for use when you are out on your walks. Follow the link to find out: https://www.livingstreets.org.uk/walk-to-school/primary-schools

Coding/De-bugging: continue to practise the coding and de-bugging work that we started in school by logging onto https://www.j2e.com/j2code/ and choosing Year 1. You can use Lesson 1 for a recap or jump straight to lesson 2. If you click the icon of the hat next to each lesson then this will give an overview with vocab to use and ways to vary and extend the activities to challenge children (it may be helpful to glance over this before setting children off, particularly the 'main activities', 'challenge' and 'follow-up lessons'). Then click the video icon and let children watch an example of what to do. Finally, click the picture icon (fox) and off they go- have fun! We completed lesson 1 at school and most children worked through this independently and really enjoyed it. 

 

 

Esther baking at home Esther baking at home
Will enjoying Mr Merrell's story Will enjoying Mr Merrell's story
Will shadow drawing Will shadow drawing
Henry's own scientific experiment Henry's own scientific experiment
Henry wrote up instructions for his experiment, anyone else want to try it? Henry wrote up instructions for his experiment, anyone else want to try it?
Isiah working out with Joe Wicks on dress-up Friday, alongside his little sister Isiah working out with Joe Wicks on dress-up Friday, alongside his little sister
Isiah exploring weight and making predictions- great stuff! Isiah exploring weight and making predictions- great stuff!
Isiah developing healthy recipes at home Isiah developing healthy recipes at home
Bella's super adding skills! Bella's super adding skills!
Ahmad's first story Ahmad's first story
Ahmad's second story Ahmad's second story
Ahmad's 'Drawing with Rob' - how good are these!? Ahmad's 'Drawing with Rob' - how good are these!?
Ben helped his dad built a shed! Ben helped his dad built a shed!
Esther and her brother making a bug hotel Esther and her brother making a bug hotel
Esther has found different sea creatures for each letter of the alphabet- great stuff! Esther has found different sea creatures for each letter of the alphabet- great stuff!
Henry's recount- excellent time connectives and adjectives! Henry's recount- excellent time connectives and adjectives!
Sophie enjoying a bike ride with her sister Sophie enjoying a bike ride with her sister
Sophie and her sister... Is that Harry Potter land??? Sophie and her sister... Is that Harry Potter land???
Nathaniel's weather diary Nathaniel's weather diary
Nathaniel's arts and crafts work Nathaniel's arts and crafts work
Another nature sculpture Another nature sculpture
Nathaniel's artistic portrayal of Covid-19... very moving Nathaniel's artistic portrayal of Covid-19... very moving
Nathaniel's bird feeder Nathaniel's bird feeder
Nathaniel's collection of evergreen and deciduous leaves Nathaniel's collection of evergreen and deciduous leaves
Sushi by Antoś Sushi by Antoś
Antoś and Emil litter picking Antoś and Emil litter picking
Antoś doing his science experiment Antoś doing his science experiment
Jess- where have you teeth gone??? Jess- where have you teeth gone???
Jess has been 'Drawing with Rob'... Jess has been 'Drawing with Rob'...
Will enjoying his book Will enjoying his book
Ben in his secret garden Ben in his secret garden
Esther's deciduous and evergreen leaves Esther's deciduous and evergreen leaves
Esther's secret garden story Esther's secret garden story
Esther enjoying making a bird feeder on Earth Day Esther enjoying making a bird feeder on Earth Day
Jonny riding his bike without stabilisers Jonny riding his bike without stabilisers
Jonny and his brother working from home Jonny and his brother working from home
Jonny's times tables practise Jonny's times tables practise
Jonny enjoying reading Jonny enjoying reading
Henry's spelling test Henry's spelling test
Henry's super picture Henry's super picture
Ahmad's secret garden story Ahmad's secret garden story
Ahmad having fun planting Ahmad having fun planting
Ahmad's picture of Oldfield Brow- we miss you too! Ahmad's picture of Oldfield Brow- we miss you too!
Antoś, what a brilliant secret garden story! Antoś, what a brilliant secret garden story!
Nathaniel's plant picture Nathaniel's plant picture
Nathaniel working hard with his handwriting Nathaniel working hard with his handwriting
Hollie's Orange Fizz experiment Hollie's Orange Fizz experiment
Hollie's Orange Fizz experiment instructions Hollie's Orange Fizz experiment instructions
Ben's secret garden story.. Great writing Ben! Ben's secret garden story.. Great writing Ben!
Max enjoying planting Max enjoying planting
Nathaniel's reading comprehension- great work! Nathaniel's reading comprehension- great work!
Bella helping mum in the kitchen Bella helping mum in the kitchen
Emma with her sunflower Emma with her sunflower
Emma enjoying a bike ride with her brother Emma enjoying a bike ride with her brother
Jessica's excellent plant picture Jessica's excellent plant picture
Betty's ice experiment- she wrote up the instructions so you can give it a go at home if you want too! Betty's ice experiment- she wrote up the instructions so you can give it a go at home if you want too!
Betty's ice experiment- she wrote up the instructions so you can give it a go at home if you want too! Betty's ice experiment- she wrote up the instructions so you can give it a go at home if you want too!
Emma's fantastic plant picture Emma's fantastic plant picture
Ewan baking with his sister Ewan baking with his sister
Ewan's leaf print Ewan's leaf print
Hollie baking her spider biscuits, yummmmmmmy! Hollie baking her spider biscuits, yummmmmmmy!
Hollie baking her spider biscuits, yummmmmmmy! Hollie baking her spider biscuits, yummmmmmmy!
Penny practising her times tables Penny practising her times tables
Noah and Nate doing their nature pictures Noah and Nate doing their nature pictures
Noah and Nate doing their nature pictures Noah and Nate doing their nature pictures
Will's rainbow Will's rainbow
Will's spelling test Will's spelling test
Zeta baking Zeta baking
Zeta practising her phonics with her sister, Erin Zeta practising her phonics with her sister, Erin
Zeta's spellings Zeta's spellings
Ahmad baking Ahmad baking
Ahmad's pyramid of blocks Ahmad's pyramid of blocks
Ahmad's neatly written spider letter... beautiful cursive handwriting! Ahmad's neatly written spider letter... beautiful cursive handwriting!
Ahmad's minibeast fact file Ahmad's minibeast fact file
The sandpit that Ben has helped his dad build... impressive! The sandpit that Ben has helped his dad build... impressive!
Ben's spider biscuits... they look delicious! Ben's spider biscuits... they look delicious!
Erika practising her karate Erika practising her karate
Erika developing her handwriting Erika developing her handwriting
Erika enjoying her reading books! Erika enjoying her reading books!
Esther joining in art with her brother Esther joining in art with her brother
Esther's spider biscuits Esther's spider biscuits
Esther working hard with her writing Esther working hard with her writing
Esther's butterfly Esther's butterfly
Ahmad and his family playing a maths game to practise counting whilst making delicious treats! Ahmad and his family playing a maths game to practise counting whilst making delicious treats!
Antoś's plant picture Antoś's plant picture
Look at this super picture by Antoś Look at this super picture by Antoś
Antoś and Emil's game... looks lots of fun! Antoś and Emil's game... looks lots of fun!
Antoś and Emil making homemade pizzas Antoś and Emil making homemade pizzas
Weather by Antoś Weather by Antoś
Ahmad's NHS Art Window Ahmad's NHS Art Window
Ahmad's adjectives, ready for his poem later in the week... Ahmad's adjectives, ready for his poem later in the week...
Pratyush's amazing volcano experiment Pratyush's amazing volcano experiment
Pratyush's amazing volcano experiment instructions- who else will have a go? Pratyush's amazing volcano experiment instructions- who else will have a go?
Erika has written a story all by herself this week and I think it is brilliant! Have a read... Erika has written a story all by herself this week and I think it is brilliant! Have a read...
Penny with her sunflower Penny with her sunflower
Fatima and her brother playing monopoly Fatima and her brother playing monopoly
Ahmad's poem- excellent adjectives and fantastic rhyming skills! Ahmad's poem- excellent adjectives and fantastic rhyming skills!
Lovely acrostic poem by Hollie! Lovely acrostic poem by Hollie!
Henry's poem-  excellent descriptive language and a fantastic use of apostrophes... Please take a moment to read! Henry's poem- excellent descriptive language and a fantastic use of apostrophes... Please take a moment to read!
Ahmad learning to write in Arabic Ahmad learning to write in Arabic
Ahmad having fun in the garden Ahmad having fun in the garden
Antoś has had fun designing another game! Antoś has had fun designing another game!
Antoś enjoying learning outside Antoś enjoying learning outside
Great adjectives Antoś and a super illustration! Great adjectives Antoś and a super illustration!
Bella has written to her garden fairy... and she wrote back!!! Bella has written to her garden fairy... and she wrote back!!!
Bella enjoying time with her dog, Bailey Bella enjoying time with her dog, Bailey
Have a read of Erika's poem- she uses brilliant adjectives and worked hard to ensure each line ended with a rhyming word too! Have a read of Erika's poem- she uses brilliant adjectives and worked hard to ensure each line ended with a rhyming word too!
Esther's lovely plant picture Esther's lovely plant picture
Esther teaching Matthew how to make origami models Esther teaching Matthew how to make origami models
Esther's super fact file on squirrels! Esther's super fact file on squirrels!
Jess had fun building a rocket model and reading her new book Jess had fun building a rocket model and reading her new book
Nathaniel lost his first tooth! Nathaniel lost his first tooth!
Nathaniel found a giant leaf on his walk Nathaniel found a giant leaf on his walk
Nathaniel enjoying time with his family Nathaniel enjoying time with his family
Nathaniel practising his spellings whilst out on his walk... Who else has spotted their spellings chalked on the pavements? Nathaniel practising his spellings whilst out on his walk... Who else has spotted their spellings chalked on the pavements?
Pratyush doing his 'pencil spill' experiment... Pratyush doing his 'pencil spill' experiment...
Great job on your spellings Pratyush and well done for doing extra sentences too! Great job on your spellings Pratyush and well done for doing extra sentences too!
Erika's super geography poster of different continents and oceans!  Erika's super geography poster of different continents and oceans!
Esther having fun with her brother! Esther having fun with her brother!
Esther enjoying playing with her pixie playdough Esther enjoying playing with her pixie playdough
Esther has been making origami hearts with messages for her friends and neighbours- such a kind thought! Esther has been making origami hearts with messages for her friends and neighbours- such a kind thought!
Look at how good Hollie's drawing is! Look at how good Hollie's drawing is!
Hollie's geography work- good job identifying the hot and cold parts of the world. Hollie's geography work- good job identifying the hot and cold parts of the world.
Hollie showing off her climbing skills! Hollie showing off her climbing skills!
Penny having fun feeding the goats Penny having fun feeding the goats
Well done Pratyush- great job on your spellings and sentences this week Well done Pratyush- great job on your spellings and sentences this week
Ben's super English poster Ben's super English poster
William searching the globe for different countries William searching the globe for different countries
Will's excellent Pokemon fact files! Will's excellent Pokemon fact files!
Ahmad working hard with his Read Theory comprehensions Ahmad working hard with his Read Theory comprehensions
Ahmad exploring different countries, the Equator and the Poles using an atlas Ahmad exploring different countries, the Equator and the Poles using an atlas
Hollie having fun on her pixie rainbow hunt Hollie having fun on her pixie rainbow hunt
Hollie practising her times tables on Hit the Button Hollie practising her times tables on Hit the Button
Hollie's NHS picture Hollie's NHS picture
Great model Antoś Great model Antoś
Excellent wanted poster Antoś Excellent wanted poster Antoś
Pixie fact file by Antoś Pixie fact file by Antoś
Bella found a caterpillar on her walk... Bella found a caterpillar on her walk...
Bella looks excited to have received another letter from her garden fairy! Bella looks excited to have received another letter from her garden fairy!
Zeta and Erin working hard! Zeta and Erin working hard!
Zeta and Erin geocaching... And a beautiful day for it too! Zeta and Erin geocaching... And a beautiful day for it too!
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