Year 1

Mr MacKenzie and Mrs Van Flute would like to welcome you to our Year 1 class page! Here, you can find out all about our learning throughout the year. Another way of doing this is by following our Twitter page on @MrMacKenzieY1 as well as our whole school page on @StAmbroseSpeke.

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Below is some advice and ideas for working with your child at home during lockdown.

English Parent Carer Support – Year 1

Y1 – Maths Parent and Carer Booklet

PE: We have PE on a Thursday and a Friday. Children are expected to attend school in their PE kits on these days.

Homework: Homework will be online and consists of a set of weekly spellings which can be found on Purple Mash. In addition to this, all children are set up on Oxford Owl (please see letter from Wednesday 10th September for instructions of how to log on). Please use this website for home reading as it links in with the phonics work that we do each day in school. Maths homework will focus on basic mathematical skills and can be accessed by clicking on the appropriate link below.

If you require any assistance in accessing this work, please contact Mr MacKenzie.

Maths Homework

Maths Homework – WC 5th October.docx

Maths Homework – WC 12th October

Maths Homework – 19th October

Maths Homework – 2nd November

Your Maths homework for this week is to log on to Times Tables Rockstars and have a try at some 10x table questions. Your child has taken home their username and password today!

Home Learning: If you are self-isolating, work will be put on our class page for you. This will mirror what we are doing in school and will be available below. Work will be posted daily. Again, if you need any help in accessing this work, please contact Mr MacKenzie.

English Home Learning Activities

English Home Learning – Monday 2nd November.docx

English Home Learning – Tuesday 3rd November.

Think about a rainbow and, in your book, write down as many words as you can that describe a rainbow or describe how you feel when you see a rainbow. Some of the words that we’ve thought of in class might help to give you a start: colourful, bright, hopeful, loving, NHS.

English Home Learning – Wednesday 4th November.

Use the words that you wrote yesterday to help you to write your own rainbow poem. The poem should be four lines ling and each line starts with ‘Rainbows are…’ we wrote one in class to give you an idea of what one looks like, click on the link below to see it!

Rainbows Poem

Maths Home Learning Activities

Maths Home Learning – Monday 2nd November

Maths Home Learning – Tuesday 3rd November

Maths Home Learning – Wednesday 4th November

Choose 2 different items from your house (eg spoons, lego, dry pasta) and get 5 of each of these items (so you might have 5 spoons and 5 pieces of dried pasta). Now ask somebody in your family to take some of each item and then write down an addition sentence to show how many items they have taken. For instance, 3 pieces of pasta and 2 spoons, 3 + 2 = 5. Write down the addition in your book. See if you can do 5 different additions.

History Home Learning

In class this week, we are learning all about the Gunpowder Plot and we are finding out lots of information about Guy Fawkes. Watch the clip below and talk to your family about what happened on that day. Why did Guy Fawkes get caught? Why do you think the man decided to write the letter to King James?


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