We are so pleased you’ve chosen to start your school life with us.
In Class One, we learn through play and see your skills grow, so you’re ready to enjoy your school life to the full.
We love to see your home learning. Please bring your creations and achievements in to share with us.
Below are a few websites and ideas of activities to try at home. We hope you enjoy them!
if you have any questions, however large or small, please don’t hesitate to speak to us.
Mrs Clark, Mrs Frost, Mrs Piling and Miss Tattersall.
Please regularly check your emails for any updates and for timetable ideas.
Below are details of online learning and links to lessons.
We recognise all children learn differently and learning through play is a vital part of children’s development.
Please try to make all of the learning fun and try not to worry if you have days when learning doesn’t go to plan. It happens to us all!
We couldn’t be more proud of our children and yourselves.
Thank you for everything you are doing throughout these difficult times and for your ongoing support as your child’s primary educator.
Every school day at 10.30am-11.00am there will be a Zoom meeting where you can ask any questions or your child can share any learning they have done.
Details of these are sent via emal. Please note: this is optional and you therefore don't need to attend it every day.
Participants will be let into the Zoom Call one at a time to allow for private conversations.
We very much recognise that children learn differently at home, so it may be that some lessons are more challenging or children would enjoy extending their learning further / exploring other topics for a few lessons.
Please look at the lessons and use the reception / year one titles as a guide rather than feeling like you must follow the year group your child is in.
Week beginning 25th January
Reception, please use White Rose maths,
Each lesson contains a video, powerpoint (if you would like to download this onto your ipads / tablets you can download a microsoft app for free) and a set of questions.
This week we will be looking at numbers to 8 and beginning to look at one more and one less.
Year One, please use White Rose and Hamilton Trust sheets (below).
This week we will be making ten and adding and subtracting across 10.
For extra challenge the home booklet from White Rose can be used alongside this.
This can be found below or at https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Y1-HL-Spring-Block-1-Addition-and-subtraction-within-20-2020.pdf For additional activities please see the Hamilton Trust sheets below.
We are using Hamilton Trusts home learning which includes reading,writing and comprehension tasks.
For reception please use the attachment below for English groups 1 and 2 .
For Year One please use Year One, week 3, please see below attachment.
Week beginning 25th January
For Year One please use the pdf attachments below (week 4).
The phonics groups are the same as the literacy groups so please follow that group's phonics. The first Power point or PDF in each group contains 5 lessons for the whole week. Phonics should be completed daily for around 20 minutes. I have included a sound mat for each of the phases and a tricky word Power point for extra practise.
To support children in their learning, please visit Spelling Shed and Purple Mash for your child’s set phonics tasks. Log in details are in your child’s reading folder. Please complete the tasks which are due to be handed in first. Daily practise with their letter flash cards or sound mats before a new sound is introduced will support your child with their phonics. Please let us know how your child is getting on.
Here are the links for Spelling Shed and Purple Mash:
Phonics Play are also offering free access to their games and activities. Log in details are available on their site https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/
Please note that we use the cursive 'k' in our handwriting policy which is not always available in the Power points so I have attached a handwriting formation poster under the weekly phonics as a guide. I hope this helps.
This half term we are learning about the Stories Jesus told and why Jesus is special.
We will be looking at different stories and I have included videos for each one. You might choose to look at one a week, or you might choose to do a couple over the same week, please do whichever feels best for your child and your family.
I have included all of the different stories we are planning to look at so you can enjoy these at your own pace.
The story of the Good Samaritan.
Watch the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OD-bTuVk2Tw watch from 1-3 minutes on the video.
Think about these questions, you can talk about your thoughts or write them in sentences.
How would the man have felt when the people walked past him?
How did he feel when the Samaritan stopped and came over to him?
Can you draw a picture of when you have helped someone? Can you write a sentence about when you have been a good Samaritan? How did it make you feel?
The Lost Sheep
Watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OD-bTuVk2Tw from 3 minutes on the video.
The story tells us about how important everyone is, and how God treats everyone equally. Have you ever lost anything? It might be your favourite toy or something else. How did it make you feel? Did you find it when you looked for it? This can help you to understand how it would have felt to have lost one of your flock of sheep.
Can you think about how you treat everyone in class. Think about how you are kind and gentle to everyone, whether they are your close friends or not. Use your imagination to show this. You could make some paper people who are all the same, you could use your toys and role playhow you are nice to each one equally.
The Calling of the Disciples
How do you think they felt when they became a disciple? Why would being a disciple be such an important thing? Think about how disciples helped Jesus. Can you draw a disciple and write words / sentences to show how they would feel?
Jesus calms the storm
The story shows how Jesus had faith in God to look after him and the fishermen during the storm.
The fisherman must have felt very scared. Have you ever felt scared? It might be you’ve been scared to do something. How did you feel afterwards? Was it as worrying as you thought it would be? Can you think about your feelings before and after? Can you make a picture to show both sets of feelings? Tell you parent / carer about how you felt. You could also draw the fishermen and show how they had faith in Jesus to help them and he had faith in God. Add sentences / labels to your drawing.
Feeding the five thousand.
Imagine you were sat on the grass watching this miracle happen. How do you think you would have felt?
The story shows us that God cares for everyone. Can you retell the story to someone in your family? Think about how Jesus saw people were hungry. He prayed and more and more food came out of the basket. You could draw fish and bread as part of your story telling.
- Winter 3 lessons
Explore winter outdoors. Build a snowman! Spot an icicle, notice the bare trees, the frozen ground, and the short days. Don’t forget to send us some pictures of you and your snow adventures!
Key stage 1 Materials- Please complete a weekly Science lesson. There are 6 lessons in total. To extend the lessons children could go on a material hunt and find objects made of wood, metal, plastic….. Have lots of fun!
People who help us: Fire-fighters
You could also look at the lessons on other people that help us. Do you have a family member who helps the community? Draw a picture of them and write a sentence about what they do. Send a copy to us and we will put your work on the school website. Please have a look at Year 1’s history too as we are learning about ‘The Great Fire of London’ in class too.
Year 1: The Great Fire of London. Please follow the link below:
Reception Feelings- 3 lessons
A New Normal- 6 lessons
Stop the spread
It’s okay not to be okay
All children have access to a wonderful music resource called Charanga Yumi. Our music unit for Spring 1 is ‘Everyone’. Each of the 6 steps is a weekly lesson. Please feel free to be flexible. Your child may want to do more than 1 step at a time. You will find the lessons in ‘my assignments’. Try the musical games and music at home activities too. Ask your teacher if you are unsure of your password.
Below is the Charanga link:
To support this unit I have also included a link to a set of lessons on pulse from the Oak National Academy.
Click on the link below to access:
Please let us know if your child is learning a musical instrument at home. Through Charanga Yumi your child can have access to resources and online lessons for a variety of different instruments. Please email Mrs Frost for more details: email@example.com
Lancashire school games site provides lots of ideas and activities to keep active at home whilst following current government guidelines. Please use the links below:
Have lots of fun and keep active and healthy!
We love to see your amazing work and creations.
Please take a photo of your art work, baking or anything you are especially proud of, and ask your parent or carer to email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please let us know if you are happy for them to be shared on this page and we’ll share them with everyone 👏
Learning through play ideas
There are lots of home based learning through play ideas from Alistair Bryce-Clegg at ABC Does. https://abcdoes.com/home-learning/
Music plays an important part of our children’s education at Green Haworth where EVERY child learns a musical instrument. All children have free access to musical online learning:
Log-in to Charanga Yumi and experience a whole range of musical activities and lessons. Learn to play an instrument, sing, make different rhythms and explore tempo.
Contact your child’s teacher if you do not have your log-in details.
STEM have released lots of exciting activities to do at home. Their site includes videos, experiments and activities.https://www.stem.org.uk/home-learning/primary
We know lots of Key Workers are working extra hard at the moment. Here are some ideas for celebrating our NHS heroes.
Please don’t forget to send a picture of your work in to school via email@example.com
We’d love to see your work!
If you’re looking for a short story, poem or fancy looking at some beautiful pictures have a look at The Book of Hoped. It’s completely free for all children and families, the extraordinary collection of short stories, poems, essays and pictures has contributions from more than 110 children’s writers and illustrators, including Lauren Child, Anthony Horowitz, Greg James and Chris Smith, Michael Morpurgo, Liz Pichon, Axel Scheffler, Francesca Simon, Jacqueline Wilson – and Katherine herself.
The collection, published by Bloomsbury, is dedicated to the doctors, nurses, carers, porters, cleaners and everyone currently working in hospitals.
I’ve made these lots of times and every time they’ve turned out to be very delicious 😊
You will need an adult to help you to weigh your ingredients and with the oven.
Remember, never go near an oven when it is on. They can be very dangerous.
125g self raising flour
125g butter or margarine
125g caster sugar
2 medium sized eggs
12 bun cases
sprinkles for decoration.
1. Ask an adult to preheat the oven to 180 degrees C or gas mark 4.
2. Carefully put one bun case into each bun tray hole.
3. Mix all of the ingredients into a bowl, all at once. Make sure everything is smooth and it should look nice and creamy.
4. Carefully spoon the mix into the cases and make sure each one gets about the same amount.
5. Ask your adult for help and remember to stay away from the oven...Bake in the oven for 15 minutes.
6. Put the icing sugar into a bowl and add a little water, you won’t need much! You can add food colouring if you want to.
7. When the cakes are cooked they will look nice and lightly browned.
8. When they are cool, use a spoon or butter knife to spread the icing and add sprinkles if you like.
9. The best bit...enjoy eating them and share them with your family.
Here’s a photo of ours, I’m sure yours will look just as tasty 😊
Garden bird spotting
We are very lucky to have lots of beautiful birds that we can see outside around our homes.
Why not see which birds you can spot and identify them using this RSPB website.
Whilst we’re all at home more at the moment, many museums and zoos are offering free virtual tours. It’s like they are letting you secretly visit! Shhh!
Here is a link to a list of a few to visit https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/travel/a31784720/best-virtual-tours/
PE home learning games and activities can be found at https://www.thepeshed.com/
Making play dough can be enjoyable and can also develop children's arm and finger strength. You can find recipes online at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAIAm6BF0fs
Disco dough is a fun way to use playdough, videos can be found at https://www.spreadthehappiness.co.uk/free-tv-happy-links/
Children's author Rob Biddulph, is releasing videos for children, to show how to draw his favourite book characters http://www.robbiddulph.com/draw-with-rob
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=37 have a range of maths games online for all ages.
Literacy and phonics games can be found at https://www.education.com/games/early-literacy-concepts/
If your child has a library card they can borrow books online through https://www.borrowbox.com/
Mr Mc is a favourite of ours in class. He has created lots of videos, songs and fun things to watch and do at home for literacy and maths..
Science demonstrations and activities to do at home can be found on the following sites
Tim Peake has lots of exciting videos online, some can be found here or search for Tim Peake online
Mindfulness and Yoga are great ways to relax. Here are a list of online simple activities for children.
For free e books and online reading resources https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/welcome-back/for-home/reading-owl/parent-letter