If you would like to share some photos of what you have been doing at home please ask an adult to send them to me by email on Purple Mash or using my school email address. It would be super to see what we have all been busy doing.
Our Year 1 class blog is finally ‘live’. I’m hoping it will be a lovely and positive way to communicate with each other. Hopefully as we gain more confidence using Purple Mash we can upload pictures and photos too. I have attached a simple guide to finding the blog and how to add comments.
The children’s comments will need to be approved by myself before they appear on the blog and in some instances this may be the following day if they have posted in the evening.
For your information there is also a Parent Blog on the Purple Mash homepage with useful tips, advice and activities as well as virtual tours of the software.
Dear Parents and Carers,
We are aware that there have been a few technical issues with opening the links our Home Learning planning this morning. We have put the 7 separate documents on here too which will hopefully be a solution to this problem. Please be aware that the reason we upload documents as pdfs is so that they are more secure and unable to be edited or altered. If however you are still unable to access or open these documents then please email either Mrs Griffith or Mrs Watkins for Word copies to be sent to you.
We appreciate this feedback and are looking to adapt next weeks planning based on these issues.
Mrs Griffith & Mrs Watkins
20th April 2020
I hope you all a good Easter and are keeping safe and well.
I have emailed everyone in our class using our Purple Mash email and would love it if you could all email me back. What have you been up to? Which activities have you had a go at? There are some super Easter eggs from Year One on the display board. I can see that some of you have been busy on Purple Mash and practising your RM Easimaths too. Well done. You can draw a picture on here and attach it too if you want to.
I have added another 2-DO today on Purple Mash- it's a number game. It looks a bit easy as it is working with numbers up to 5 - but remember to look at the symbols + and = to check that the number sentence makes sense. It could be 2 + 3 = _____ or it could have a missing number before the equals like this 2 + __ = 5. We had been working on these before we finished school.
Mrs Watkins and I are going to look at some mini topics for Year One and Two that we are hoping to start with you next week. So until then I will set some 2Dos on Purple Mash to keep you busy.
I can't wait to hear from you with your news.
Hwyl fawr and stay safe
lots of love
Hello Year One,
I hope that everyone is keeping safe and well. I'm sure you have all been busy on Purple Mash and RM - even though RM has been having 'problemau technegol'. Don't worry if you can't get on it every day.
I hope lots of you are still reading a little bit everyday, it could be your own books or Oxford Owl books. Have you been writing everyday? It could be a card to post to someone who you can't visit, a story you've made up or you could help mum or dad with the shopping list.
Have lots of you been doing the Joe Wicks workout everyday? I heard that someone in our class even got a shout out! I have been going for a walk near my house and have been counting rainbows. Have you made rainbows for your windows too?
I have moved all of your work from Fizz's folder on Purple Mash into your own 'My Work' folders so you can see all the hard work you have already done and add in some new work too.
After the Easter holidays I will be setting some new activities for you on Purple Mash and hopefully we can use 2-email (Purple Mash email) to send each other messages. For now everyone has been set an Easter Egg 2-DO.
We were so lucky that the Easter Bunny didn't forget about us on the last day of school. I can't wait to see everyone again and I miss you all. Hopefully we will see each other soon,
Until then, stay safe
Lots of love from Mrs Griffith
Real life heroes
We had a visit from Kelly who told us all about her work in a vets. We saw some animal X-rays, we scanned a microchipped toy dog and we bandaged some poorly animals. Mrs Griffith was dressed up in a gown like a surgeon and we used a stethoscope to listen to our heartbeats.
Fun in the forest.
In our last forest school of the year we had a Percy the park keeper story in the forest. We then carried out some Percy jobs such as collecting leaves in the wheel barrow.
We also had some Elf hats and some of us built a sleigh and we had Santa delivering presents with the reindeer flying the sleigh.
Outdoor learning will resume in January.
Having a hoot in Year One!
We had a visit today from Steve (Rockliffe Raptors) and his owls. He brought Kiz - a Barn Owl, Tally - a Tawny Owl, Zako - a Little Owl, Otis - a long eared owl and Rocky - a European Eagle Owl.
We got to see the birds up close and Steve told us all about the different owls. Tally the tawny owl is the same owl as the mummy owl in our book Owl Babies. We asked Steve our questions about owls and he was able to answer them all. Thank You Steve
Year One's visit to the village Post Office.
Blwyddyn Un yn y Swyddfa'r Post
We wrote letters to our mums and dads. Next we put them in an envelope with our home address on it then and walked to the Post Office to buy stamps. We used our Welsh to say 'Ga i stamp os gwelwch yn dda?' Finally we posted our letters in the post box. Hopefully they should get to our houses on Thursday or Friday. Everyone walked safely with their partners and used lovely manners in the Post Office. Well done Year One!
In Year One we are COOL because we get to Choose Our Own Learning when we are not working with Mrs Griffith or Mrs Speed. With our learning partners we think of ideas to go into each of the COOL zones and share the ideas with the class. Mrs Griffith puts our ideas onto the COOL board.
Some of our ideas for the birthday topic have been - make a party invitation in Graphics, wrap a birthday present in Workshop and build a Lego cake in construction.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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