This page will be updated every Friday with your learning for the following week.
All previous learning can still be accessed at the bottom of this page.
Welcome to Year 1!
We are so proud of our Canon Popham families for pulling together and making the most of everything, continuing to learn and grow together in very difficult and challenging times. Although we are not together in school, we are still together on here.
Week beginning 1st June 2020
I hope you all had a brilliant half term and enjoyed all of the beautiful sunshine. Let’s hope it continues this week, remember to be safe in the sun; use sun cream, wear a hat, drink lot’s of water and spend some time in the shade!
Thank you to everyone who was in contact over the last half term and sent photos of your work, I am very proud of how much learning you have done so far. I am looking forward to more amazing work, creative projects and smiley photographs! Look out for your work here:
Please remember to email a photo of your learning to me by Friday of each week.
Below you will find links to this week’s whole school themed project about food, links to your daily Maths and English tasks, links to some spelling games and finally links to Phonics sessions on YouTube
We know that being at home with your children is the best and safest place for now but in the meantime we want to help you as best we can by keeping in touch for the duration of the closure. To offer support, you can email me with home learning questions at:
I will be available during normal school hours (8.40 – 3.30pm) and will check this every working day to answer any learning related queries you may have. You will also be able to send in pictures and learning you have completed. I would love to see how creative you have all been with your time. Please send at least one photo of your learning each week.
Children may well be using the internet more than usual at the moment so it is a good time to remind and emphasise how to keep safe online. CEOP have produced lots of great resources which parents/carers can access on their website: www.thinkyouknow.co.uk
Reading Challenge – Competition now closed
Thank you to everyone who emailed me their entries for the reading challenge. What a fantastic range of entries I received. I was blown away by all your efforts and ideas. Have a look at the brilliant entries received here:
Winner: Rupert (£5 gift card)
Runner up: Olivia (story book)
It was extremely difficult to pick a winner and runner up and all who entered will receive a prize on return to school.
We use a cursive style handwriting in our school, the children have worked so hard in year 1 to develop their handwriting. Work on our displays shows how beautiful their handwriting is and is often commented on when we have visitors in school. Please try to encourage your child to use this when they are completing any written home learning tasks. A good resource for this is on YouTube to see how each letter is formed. This can be found here.
If you would like to use the handwriting lines which we use in school, these can be downloaded and printed here:
Whole School Themed Learning Projects
As well as a daily maths, reading and writing activity, we will be uploading a whole school themed learning project every week for you to have fun completing. The learning projects will have a different whole school theme every week and will include many areas of the curriculum such as P.E., geography, history, music or art. As a school, we expect that at least 1 project activity be completed and evidenced by emailing a photo using the class email. I can’t wait to see all of the lovely activities that you complete. Click on the link to find out more about the Year 1 Learning Project for this week!
Maths – a daily activity
These are maths objectives we have already learnt. You should not need to print out the activities, you can read off the screen and write your answers down.
- A worked-through reminder of the learning involved, followed by practice sheets, usually with a choice of ‘Mild’ (easier) or ‘Hot’ (harder).
- An ‘If You’re Stuck’ sheet with an activity covering the maths skills I have already taught you all.
- Mastery questions so children can check that they’ve really understood the learning again.
- Answers are provided for all activities to check your understanding.
English – a daily activity
These are English objectives we have already learnt. You should not need to print out the activities, you can read off the screen and write your answers down.
- A text for comprehension or writing stimulation. Questions and answers to go with this.
- Learning Reminders focused on previously taught SPaG topics.
- SPaG exercises to complete
- Fun-Time Extras – things children may want to do!
Spellings – a daily activity
The Spelling Frame website has lots of fun games to support your learning of the Year 1 spelling rules.
For this week, click on the links below for Year 1 spellings. Revisit Spelling Rule 5 – ar, Spelling Rule 25 – or and Spelling Rule 38 – common exception words 6. Please spend ten minutes playing some of the activities in Spelling Tiles.
Phonics – a daily activity
As a school we follow the Read, Write, Inc programme to deliver our phonics teaching. Year 1 have been taught all the set 3 phonemes and are currently revisiting them for fluency. We have lots of information on our schools phonics page here: http://canon-popham.vox-cms.com/site/phonics/
Phonics – YouTube
There will be a new phonics lesson released daily, all films last approximately 10 minutes and will be available for 24 hours.
All lessons will be available at 9.30 am.
Set 1, 2 and 3 Speed Sounds lessons will restart.
Set 2 and 3 Speed Sounds lessons will include new words for reading and spelling.
New daily films include:
- Read longer words: for children who can read Set 3 sounds and words confidently.
- Read Red Words 1: for children who are reading Red, Green, Purple, Pink and Orange Read Write Inc. Storybooks. Many children are able to read these in Reception.
- Read Red Words 2: for children who are reading Yellow, Blue and Grey Read Write Inc. Storybooks. Many children are able to read these in Y1.
- Read and Hold a Sentence 1 (from 15th June): reading and writing practice for children reading Green, Purple, Pink and Orange Read Write Inc. Storybooks. (For children reading and writing with Set 1 sounds confidently and learning Set 2 sounds.)
- Read and Hold a Sentence 2 (from 15th June): reading and writing practice for children reading Yellow, Blue and Grey Read Write Inc. Storybooks. (For children reading and writing words with Set 2 sounds confidently and learning Set 3 sounds.)
Films practice the speed sounds taught and use Fred talk to read some green words containing the known phonemes. They can be accessed here:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ (This links to an external site, we are not responsible for the content)
There is also a hotline for parents and carers helping children to read at home with Read Write Inc. Phonics. Please email any queries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Stories – YouTube
Films of well loved stories read by Nick Cannon will also be released. Three stories will be published each week at 2pm on a Monday, Wedensday and Friday. These are ideal for Nursery, Reception and KS1 children. There are stories by Tom Percival, Cressida Cowell, David Melling, Jeanne Willis, Judith Kerr, Oliver Jeffers and David Walliams.
Stories are accessible here: Storytime with Nick (This links to an external site, we are not responsible for the content)
Poetry – YouTube
To encourage a love of poetry, there are seven Poetry Time films for children in Reception and Year 1 to watch. Our performers, Nick and Elly, show how reading poems with thought and attention can evoke strong feelings in children – and adults! Children and parents can join in, enjoy the poems again and again and even learn them by heart.
Poems are accessible here: Poetry Time (This links to an external site, we are not responsible for the content)
PDFs of the poems for adults to read to children are available here:
Oxford Owl Library have a Read Write Inc. page where you can find lots of free resources to support your child’s learning including free ebooks with decodable stories, practice sheets which can be printed at home, slideshows containing green words to improve fluency and get children used to reading words without saying the sounds out loud and some videos to help you support your child with detailed ideas and advice on pronouncing pure sounds, blending and digraphs. Please follow this link https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/read-write-inc-phonics-guide/ (This links to an external site, we are not responsible for the content.)
In response to the ongoing situation, PhonicsPlay is free to use during this period. Children can use the site at home without needing to subscribe. To access the resources all you need to do is follow the link and log on using the details below. (This links to an external site, we are not responsible for the content.)
Reading – 20 times a month to receive a golden ticket!
Please continue to enjoy your reading each day. Adults please continue to record reading in the reading diary. We have discussed in class that children are allowed to read a range of texts as well as their school reading book e.g. home books, magazines, online information. We will count all entries in the reading diaries once we return to school and award golden tickets to those who have read 20 times or more in a month.
You may find the links below useful to find more books to read! (All these links are to external sites, we are not responsible for the content.)
Oxford Owl Library The library is a fantastic e-book resource, you just need to register your e-mail on the site to access a range of books for free.
https://readon.myon.co.uk A free resource with a selection of digital books. Access to thousands of enhanced digital books through myON and articles from myON News.
https://stories.audible.com A currently free resource, for as long as schools are closed, with a selection of stories to listen to. You can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help children to continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.
https://storylineonline.net A free resource with a selection of stories to watch being read by an adult. Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.
https://booktrust.org.uk A free resource with story books to listen to and read along. BookTrust is the UK’s largest children’s reading charity, dedicated to getting children reading.
https://openlibrary.org A free resource with storybooks to download and read. Open Library is an open, editable library catalogue, building towards a web page for every book ever published.
https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com A free resource when used on a computer, also available to purchase on a tablet or phone. Teach Your Monster to Read is for children in the first stages of learning to read and for older children who need a bit more practice. The game takes children on a magical journey, meeting colourful characters along the way and collecting fantastic rewards.As they progress, they rehearse a range of essential reading skills; matching letters to sounds, blending, segmenting, tricky words and reading full sentences.
The Canon Popham Times Table Challenge
We are continuing with the school ‘Times Tables Challenge’ award system to encourage the children to learn their times tables. In Year 1, children need to count forwards and backwards in steps of 2 and 10 to achieve their merit award. Then to achieve their bronze award they must answer 30 questions in 3 minutes, using their 2, 5 and 10 times tables knowledge, to answer a range of multiplication, division and missing number equations.
Our school has launched Numbots, which is an on-line programme to boost addition and subtraction skills.
NumBots is available on a range of devices, you can play online at play.numbots.com or download the NumBots app. Playing little and often will significantly improve your child’s recall and understanding of number bonds and addition and subtraction facts. These are critical foundations in maths so we are excited by the impact NumBots will have. In order to get the best out of NumBots children should regularly play for short bursts of time over the week.
Emails have been sent to parents containing your child’e login details. If you have not received this email or are having trouble accessing the website, please let me know.
Maths with Parents
Thank you for engaging with our online Maths homework programme, we have 100% of our class registered. It’s lovely to see all of your photographs and read all of your comments about the fun you’ve had playing the games which are suggested.
When you complete the video and activities you get to change your Mathscot.
I am still loving looking at all your extremely stylish Mathscots, If you haven’t signed up yet, you’re missing out on the fun! Go to www.mathswithparents.com and add your child’s class code to register.
Year 1’s code is – 949522.
Please read some of the feedback from parents and pupils – mwp feedback doubling and halving to 20
In the event that you would like to do more learning, there is an Additional Home Learning Resources page with other activities. Not all will be suitable for Year 1. Please remember that these are optional extras and that you can learn in lots of different ways at home too. Active fusion have provided a home PE support pack which can be adapted for all ages, this can be found following the additional home learning resources link above.
Thank you for the continued support in helping with your child’s learning during this time at home.
Remember that we are all finding our way through this. Keep an open mind, be kind to yourselves and each other, stay safe, keep smiling and finally keep in touch!
Mrs Rowe (Class Teacher)
Mrs Drake (Learning Support Assistant)
Here are the learning activities from previous weeks if you are still completing them!
Week beginning 18th May 2020
Week 4 powerpoint of learning 11th May – 15th May A power point showing a selection of the work Year 1 children have completed.
Year 1 Reading Challenge CPPA Mrs Rowe A selection of activities based around reading.
Whole school themed project
Week beginning 11th May 2020
Week 3 powerpoint of learning 4th – 8th May A power point showing a selection of the work Year 1 children have completed.
Whole School Themed Learning Project
Week beginning 3rd May 2020
Week 2 powerpoint of learning 27th April – 1st May A power point showing a selection of the work Year 1 children have completed.
Reading No Thank You Day 1, 2 and 3 This is the reading you will need, to complete the tasks on day 1, day 2 and day 3.
Whole School Themed Learning Project
Week beginning 27th April 2020
Week 1 learning 20th – 24th April A power point showing a selection of the work Year 1 children have completed.
Whole School Themed Learning Project
A collective worship assembly, in the style of cartoons, with a lovely message. It was created by Huw Thomas, the director of education for our church school diocese. You can access it following the link here: https://youtu.be/hYJ9zCAx2kQ?fbclid=IwAR3G07Ou3RPGEnQpvvvN2FrQhj7PcrIQwyCe_9q0JxA_74Yb6i2DnS4WskE
If you do begin to doodle faces, please send them to the school email and I will keep them safe for Huw!
Week beginning 20th April 2020
Whole School Themed Learning Project
Week beginning 30th March 2020
Parents Information & Meeting Information
- September Reading Workshop Information can be downloaded here – KS1 Reading Workshop Presentation
- September Maths Workshop Information can be downloaded here – KS1 Maths Workshop Presentation
- September Writing Workshop Information can be downloaded here – KS1 Writing Workshop Presentation
- January Phonics Presentation Information can be downloaded here – Phonics Meeting Presentation
All further events are postponed.