Welcome to Year 1
- Recommended Reads
- Useful Websites
- Our Learning Gallery
- Online Learning
- Google Classroom - Help and Guides
- Contact Your Teacher
- Messages and Letters to Parents
Welcome to Our Wonderful Year 1 Class
My name is Miss Lloyd and I am delighted to be teaching Year 1 this year. I have had the privilege of working at St Francis of Assisi for nearly 22 years.
I love spending time outdoors, gardening and going for long walks with my pet dog (Phyllis).
As I like to put the fun into learning, our classroom will be a happy, interactive, safe and welcoming place where every child will flourish and succeed. I am looking forward to getting to know you and each of the children in my class.
A very warm welcome back to school!
Please have a look at our suggested reading lists for children in Year 1. These books are a range of bestselling picture books and longer texts to encourage both shared reading, individual reading and reading for pleasure.
Please also look out for our book exchange box which will be popping up very soon in the playground!
Year 1 – Useful Learning Websites
Many academic resource websites are offering free access to support with home learning. Use the websites listed below, as you like, to support home learning.
https://www.pobble365.com/ – For writing inspiration
https://www.literacyshed.com/the-ks1-shed.html – Writing resources
https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/ – Includes free e-books for chidlren aged 3-7
Our topic is Seasons: Autumn and Winter.
We have been investigating and recording the weather: rain fall, wind speed and direction and temperature. We made our own weather vanes.
To link to our topic in geography ‘castles’ and our English work Rapunzel, Year One used perseverance, team work and a lot of hard work to build the tallest, strongest tower.
Science- Investigation materials
Identifying and Sorting objects based on the materials they are made from.
We found out which materials were waterproof.
Collective Worship and Remembrance
|www.classroomsecrets.co.uk||Early Years – Yr6||Home learning packs covering English, phonics, maths and practical activities.|
|www.twinkl.co.uk||Early Years – Yr6||Covers the whole curriculum|
|www.phonicsplay.co.uk||Early Years -Yr2||Phonics games and activities|
|Early Years – Yr6||Various activities and video links to many subjects|
|www.spellingframe.co.uk||Yr1-Yr6||Some free spelling games|
|www.primaryresources.co.uk||Yr1-Yr6||A range of activities and worksheets for all subjects|
|www.teachingideas.co.uk||Early Years – Yr6||A range of activities and worksheets for all subjects|
|www.topmarks.co.uk||Early Years – Yr6||Wide range of subjects with lots of interactive online activities and games|
|www.crickweb.co.uk||Early Years – Yr6||Free online education resources and games|
|www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/||Yr1-Yr6||Excellent website with a really wide range of subject coverage|
|Yr1-Yr8||Free resources and learning videos that link directly with our in school maths curriculum|
|https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ||Early Years – Yr6||Body Coach – Online exercise videos to keep you active 9am live daily|
|https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/||Early Years – Yr6||Free e-readers|
|https://corbettmathsprimary.com/||Yr1 – Yr6||Free maths resources|
|https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/teacher-category/primary-resources/||Early Years – Yr6||Lots of geography resources|
|https://www.tts-group.co.uk/home+learning+activities.html||Early Years – Yr6||Free downloadable home learning activities|
|http://www.iseemaths.com/home-lessons/||Yr1-Yr6||Daily maths learning|
|https://www.mathswithmum.com||Yr1-Yr6||Maths videos to help with children’s learning|
|https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj0shfH3pzhrf3dOrSj_pRw||Early years – Yr2||Phonics based video and dancing|
|https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/||0-5years||A government recommended website for Early Years|
|https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/75809/12-world-class-museums-you-can-visit-online||All the family||Virtual Tours of 12 museums around the world|
|https://www.stem.org.uk/primary-science||Yr1-Yr6||Science activity ideas|
What is Google Classroom?
Google Classroom is a collaboration tool for teachers and pupils. Mrs Shaw has created an online classroom and invited your child to the class. As well as using Google Classroom to complete tasks within school – we will create and assign homework tasks via Google Classroom too! Your child has their own username and password – they can access Google Classroom via the internet on any device.
Sign in for the first time
1. Go to classroom.google.com and click Go to Classroom
2. Enter the email address for your Classroom account and click Next
3.Enter your password and click Next.
4. If there is a welcome message, review it and click Accept.
5. If you’re using a G Suite for Education account, click I’m A Student or I’m A Teacher.
Note: Users with personal Google Accounts won’t see this option.
6. Click Get Started.