End of year song
As the end of the school academic year is fast approaching, we couldn't let the Year Two's go without a traditional St George's musical send off! If you are home schooling, we would love for you to practise this song at home. Once your child is confident with the song and knows the words off by heart, please film your child singing along to the backing track and email your video to the teachers email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please email your videos no later than Friday 17th July
Children who are attending school will be practising at school in their bubbles and we will be filming them in their groups, so there is no need to send in videos of them singing at home, but you can practise as much as you like at home!
Once we have received all your videos we will collate them together for the Year Two's to enjoy.
Year 1 School Closure Work
What a week! The turnout for Saturday's relay race was AMAZING and we have to confess to having shed a few tears watching the video! Your children were just wonderful. To see them so happy and determined even in the horrendous rain, was brilliant. What a wonderful bunch of children we have. Such a huge amount of money was raised too. Thank you all for being so dedicated. It was a truly amazing job from all of you and your children.
Below you will find everything you need for week 13 of closure. We have tried to make the activities similar to what we would have been doing in school at this stage of the term and many of the activities are related to transition and moving on to the next year group.
You will notice that the cracking maths is missing from the timetable this week. This is due to the fact that because the children are working on different levels, it is not possible for those attending school to practice their number bonds or times tables and those children will need to find time at home each day to practice. Therefore we have removed the daily practice from the timetable to avoid any confusion.
For those children who have completed all 7 levels of the cracking number bonds, they will now move on to times tables. The first level has been added to the home learning activities below, under 'Cracking times tables', along with some guidance and the maths calculation policy. It is vital that the children are secure with their knowledge and quick recall of number bonds, through completing all 7 levels, as these are important building blocks which enable them to learn the times tables.
You may also notice that we have not timetabled specific phonics lessons. We have tried to incorporate phonics, spellings and SPaG into one block as we have taught all the sounds in the scheme. If your child is still unsure of any of the sounds previously taught, you may like to recap them when you have a spare moment :) Towards the bottom of the home learning activities you will find an overview of all Set 1, Set 2 and Set 3 sounds and rhymes and the corresponding Green words.
Each task on the timetable will have a corresponding file containing the resources for the activity on the Year 1 class page. We have also added some guidance documents with the activities to help support you and your child. Some of the activities will be able to be independently completed by your child, but some will require a small amount of adult guidance. We appreciate that many parents will be very busy at this time and may not be able to ensure all the activities are completed. However, we have included as much as we can to ensure there is as little disruption to your child's education as possible.Hopefully you will be able to find everything you need, but if you have any problems please let us know at email@example.com.
We will upload a week's worth of work at a time on the Year 1 page, on the St George's website.
JK Rowling has released a new online children's book called The Ickabog. Every day she is releasing two or three chapters for free! If you would like to read the story so far (it is really good) then visit
Below are some useful websites and online videos to help support your child's education:
www.discoveryeducation.co.uk - Every week, we watch 'Newsbites'. The children really enjoy watching the news and taking part in the quiz afterwards. Please see the 'science' activity guidance for log in details.
www.oxfordowl.co.uk - The website currently has free access to online ebooks to continue to support your child's reading at home. Books can be selected by age group or book band colour.
www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga - The children enjoy following these story telling yoga videos, specifically designed for children aged 3+. It's a good calming activity and also great for your mental health and wellbeing.
Additional web links for useful educational resources, can be found at the bottom of the Year 1 webpage.
Beat The Teacher Results
Well done and thank you to everyone who took part in Beat The Teacher Challenges.
We hope you had lots of fun trying to beat the teachers.
Congratulations to Austen Class for coming 1st! Congratulations to Shakespeare Class for coming 2nd!
Year 1 keeping busy at home!