Welcome to Year One!

Class Teacher - Mrs Puckey
As Culcheth High has broken up today for the Easter break, Miss McGann has asked teachers to put the following on class pages:
"It would make sense for our children with high school siblings to start their Easter break on Monday as well, recommencing on 20th April"
We ask that you continue with daily reading and enjoy some outdoor time and maybe some Easter activities. I've added 'springtime outdoor activity pack', 'Easter Recipes pack' and '5 Senses Scavenger Hunt' to the bottom of the page. Look out for the Easter 2Dos on Purple Mash too!
I will put some maths on for next week and a weekly task, for the children without Culcheth High siblings.

A couple of parents have asked for an example school day timetable, so I have included it below. Please remember that we are not asking you to replicate the school day, as home learning presents many challenges that a normal school day doesn’t. However, I do recommend creating a schedule that works for your family - most children thrive on routine and familiarity. For my family, we like to do Joe Wicks or outdoor games to start the day, some maths, snack and 15 min break, writing or Themed work or Science, later lunch and outdoors time and then reading. I have negotiated ‘free time’ choices from this point on in the day and some family activities. If you need any support, please get in touch. 

Example Day in School

9.00 - 10.10

Maths (teacher led whole class, adult led small group work and begin independent maths challenge)

10.10 - 10.40

Whole class reading (Bug Club)

10.40 - 10.55


10.55 - 12.00

English (teacher led whole class, adult led small group work and begin independent writing/phonics challenge or Lexia)

12.00 - 1.00


1.00 - 1.15

Reading Workshop (small group reading with an adult)

1.15 - 2.05

This is variable day-to-day:

Teacher led whole class Themed Work/ Science, Adult led small group work - (Themed Work/ Science/ Phonics) /PE/ Art/ DT/ Lexia/ Complete independent challenge work/

When adult directed tasks are completed: Role-Play area/ Computing area/ Reading area/ Games area/Workshop area

2.05 - 2.35

Assembly and Break

2.35 - 3.15

This is variable day-to-day:

Complete small group Themed Work task/ PSHE/ Music/ Class Council/ Whole class Story-time


Home Learning

Monday 6th April - Thursday 9th April 2020

 9-9.30 PE with Joe Wicks the Body Coach (YouTube) OR

real PE at home includes an online programme which supports families to be active, play and learn together. It includes a programme specifically for children in Early Years and Key Stage 1 with 12 themes, 6 areas, over 250 activities and challenges and 1000s of hours of fun and activity. This programme is also great for family play and fun.
The website address is: home.jasmineactive.com 
Parent email: parent@twissgreen-1.com
Password: twissgreen
Click on the following link and select Week 1 Weight and Mass. There are video clips to watch each day and an activity to work through for each day. We quite often use the White Rose materials in school and the home learning packs look great.
Independent Maths ChallengeOpen the attachment 03.04.20 Today's Number
Phonics  Try a Phase 5 real/nonsense activity page from your home learning pack OR
Reading Open up the attachment at the bottom of the page: Easter differentiated reading comprehension. There are 3 different levels indicated by 1 star, 2 stars and 3 stars at the bottom of the page. Have a look through and try one of them.
lie      tie    pie   cried   tried   dried   spied   flies
Multisensory spelling: chalk them on the pavement/wall, using a pot of water and  a paintbrush, 'paint' them onto the pavement, write the word with a pencil and then go over with a colour saying the letters as you write - go over 5 times with different colour, draw each word in dots and then go over with a coloured pencil, throw a ball with a partner, each saying the next letter in the word, skip the words, saying a letter as you jump. 
I was sent this list on an email today. Some might be worth trying out - my boys have signed up to Duolingo.com today (last on the list) and we are doing 5/10 mins each day to learn Spanish!
GoNoodle - videos designed to get kids moving.
Seusville - a lot of activities, crafts and games based on the world of Dr Seuss
Children: https://www.seussville.com/
Parents: https://www.seussville.com/parents/
Thinking games - this website has links to a whole host of games designed to improve logical thinking skills
Highlights Kids - a popular US magazine for children, this site has lots of ideas for craft activities, recipes and an 'explore' section covering science questions and experiments
Art for Kids Hub - this Youtube channel shows you how to draw a variety of things from animals to cartoon characters and even cars
The Imagination Tree
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.

The MET Office

RSPB - activities
Paw Print Badges – Free challenge packs and other downloads. Indoor and outdoor.

Early years
Chat Play Read
Tiny Happy People
Early Movers
Hungry Little Minds
World stories
CBeebies Radio – Listening activities
Learning at home
Ted Ed – Stay Curious
Twinkl - free home learning booklets from EYFS through to GCSE, you can download them here:
Oxford Owl - free e-books for ages 3-11, and range of how-to videos for maths. They also have a parents’ page which explains how spelling and grammar are taught in schools. If you ever wondered what a 'fronted adverbial' was, here's your chance to find out!
Discovery Education - English, Maths & Science activities for KS1 & KS2 and also a section on coding
Scholastic - this US company have put together 20 days of cross-curricular projects to work through at home. The correct grade will need to be selected to match the UK year group:
- PreK and Kindergarten = Reception and Year 1
- Grades 1 & 2 = Year 2 and 3
- Grades 3-5 = Years 4, 5 and 6
- Grades 6+ = Year 7 onwards
BBC Bitesize - videos, quizzes and games covering the entire curriculum for primary, secondary and post-16 students
Topmarks - a collection of educational games covering all topics
Toy Theater - Educational online games

Chatterpack - a list of home Ed resources
Teachit Primary - resources and games to print for English, Maths, Science and Foundation subjects. Sign up for an account is required to download the free resources.
British Council – Resources for English language learning

Oxford Owl for Home - Primary

Smart videos for curious minds of all ages: The Kids Should See This

Teach your monster to read
Phonics Play - phonics games which follow the Letters & Sounds phonics programme. Pick the phase the child is currently on using the menu at the side.
Phonics Play is currently free for all users during the school closure period.
Username: march20
Password: home
Storyline Online - a catalogue of videos featuring celebrities reading children's stories
Unite for literacy - a US online library which provides free access to over 400 original picture books
CoolMath4Kids - interactive games covering the four operations (+ - x ÷) and fractions
Pet Bingo - an app for practising the four operations, children get to earn pets and care for them
Apple: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/pet-bingo-by-duck-duck-moose/id726307725
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.duckduckmoosedesign.pb&hl=en_GB
Snappy Maths - maths worksheets for quick mental arithmetic sessions, like doubles & halves, number bonds and times tables
Science Museum Group - Videos, activities and facts on lots of different science topics for all key stages
Science for Kids - A New Zealand based site with lots of science experiments and games for kids
Switch Zoo - the idea started from creating new animals by switching parts, includes lots of information about habitats, biomes, feeding animals and animal sounds

Mystery Science
Crest Awards – Science awards that can be completed at home
Topics (History, Geography, Art)
Virtual museum tours

National Geographic Kids - covering animals, science, history & geography, a website full of fascinating facts.
3D Geography - free paper templates for making models, plus lots of geography information and resources
Geography Games
National Geographic Kids – Activities and quizzes

Tynker - marketed as 'coding for kids', this website is currently offering free access to its premium content
Code.org - founders of the 'Hour of Code' tutorials, this website offers computer science courses for students from reception through to A-level

Computer programming

Duolingo - a free platform for learning languages. You can learn from a computer, or download the app.
Bug Club 
Purple Mash (log in and look at your 2Dos)
Parents create a free 'Go Noodle' account. Lots of brain-break songs and dances. Lots of mindfulness quiet time too.
See '30 Day Lego Challenge' at the bottom of the page. Have a LEGO Challenge race:  Who can complete their challenge the quickest?  Using the most LEGO?  Using the least?  Using only one colour? The possibilities are endless!
Free daily drawing lessons for kids from World Book Day illustrator Rob Biddulph. Rob has set up the web stream for kids amid the coronavirus outbreak. See https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0872d0g
Week 2 downloaded from 'Sustainable Home Learning and Play' (see attachment at the bottom of this page). These activities are all about going to a safe outdoors space such as a garden or local park with your children. If this is not possible every activity has a suggestion for how to adapt for the indoors.
Mr T does Primary History. I follow him on Facebook for teaching ideas and he has launched some home learning packs. The first pack is on the website now and focuses on a key Y1 learning objective: How has life changed within living memory?  

Maths Activity Videos: Tuesday 31st March, Sum Turnover

Weekly Writing Task
Open up the 'spring senses writing mat' at the bottom of the page and discuss Spring in terms of what we see, hear, smell, touch and taste. Go for a Spring walk. Create your own senses mat to generate ideas.
Draw a detailed picture to generate ideas for writing. Add some sentences to describe Spring, using your senses.
Use the Year 1 writing mat in the front of the writing book provided and try to get most Year 1 writing features into your piece of writing.
Email me a photograph of your writing. It would be great to give Headteacher's Awards next week for this piece of writing!

Weekly Science Task

See the 'Materials knowledge organiser' attached to the bottom of the page, to support vocabulary and discussions.

Selecting a material for a coat for Christopher Columbus (exploring, predicting, testing and finding an answer to a question)

Learning Objective: I can describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials.

I can compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of their simple physical properties.

Which material would make a suitable coat for Christopher Columbus? (remember he sailed across the sea in stormy weather!). Look around the house with an adult and find some different materials to test. You could maybe use sleeves from different items of clothing e.g woolly jumper, cotton jumper, raincoat etc. Name the materials and discuss their properties. Talk about which you think might be most suitable and why. Discuss the property 'waterproof'.

Test (Suggestion): pull the sleeve over the top of a plastic cup and pour an egg cupful of water over the sleeve. Observe what happens. Try this over different cups for each material and then compare your findings. Which material(s) would be the most suitable for a coat for Christopher Columbus and why?



Weekly Themed Work Task 
See 'Modern Explorers' ppt below

Living explorers - What’s it like? There is lots on the BBC pages to explore. Here are a couple of examples...

Christina Koch

What’s it like to spend nearly a year in space?


Ranulph Fiennes’ epic challenge





Explore and discuss or maybe try asking mum or dad to film your report of a 'living explorer'. You could be the next 'Newsround' reporter!