Good Morning Year 1 I hope you are all well and are continuing to work hard at home for your grown-ups. The updates I have received from you all so far have gone in a super picture gallery so look out for your pictures there! Your pictures make me smile as I am missing you all (a lot!) and this shows me you are happy and healthy...please continue to send them to me! I am so glad you had lovely weather again yesterday and the sun was shining so could go outside in your gardens or for walks to get some fresh air. I hear a lot of you have been out on your scooters, bikes and trampolines...keep it up! Yesterday, I went outside in the garden again to get some fresh air and did some more gardening in the sunshine. My dog was being lazy so she sunbathed lying on the grass watching me. I will take her picture later so you can all see her as you always ask me about her.
Phonics: In your letters and sounds booklet complete pages 13 and 14 to see if you can re-call the sounds coverd on Tuesday in your phonics learning.There are some great interactive games on the phonics play website for children to play and revise their phonetic skills. Currently, the website is free for parents to sign up to if you log in using the user name: march 20 and the password: home. I am pleased that so many of you in your email updates have been saying you have been accessing the phonics play website, well done!
Bonus maths work: For all you keen mathematicians (and I know there is a few of you!) Carol Vorderman has now made her activities free to home learners too! Aren't we lucky! Make sure you access the explorer level which is for Key stage 1 children.
Create a login, then access the parent zone or pupil zone for maths topics, games and fun! There's plenty of virtual rewards and you can keep a track on how you are doing.
Handwriting: In your handwriting packs please complete page 1 about long ladder letters. If you wish to watch videos on how to form these letters before having a go yourself you can log into letter join and watch. click on the folloing link to access the website: https://www.letterjoin.co.uk/log-in.html
The log in is as follows, username : tfps_2 password: thythorn2
(Please note there are no capitals in the password or the log in)
Once logged in, if you click on 'easy letters' then on the block that has 'i l t' you can watch the long ladder letters. To watch individual letters click on the letter and then press the button that says 'play'. You can watch this as many times as you like and if you are on a tablet or computer you can click the 'try' button at the bottom and you can have a go at the letters using your mouse or finger before having a go at page 1 in your booklet.
Reading: Make sure you read a book today or have a grown-up read you a story. If you have read all your reading books from school, you can read some of the phonetically decodable comics online.These can be found at www.phonicsplaycomics.co.uk. Also David Walliams (A well known childrens author) has given you the opportunity every day to reveice a short audio book from his collection of short stories from his book 'The World’s Worst Children!' You can access these at : https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/
Try and remember to record all of your reading in your diary so that we can see how much reading you have done when we come back to school. I can't wait to see how much reading you have done at home!