Class 1

 
"Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn" - Benjamin Franklin
 
 
Welcome to Class 1

Hello and a very warm welcome to the
Class One page.

To find information about your child's current enquiry based learning, photographs of them all learning, playing and exploring together and the homework projects, please do log in to the Learning Platform.
 
Home Learning: There is a bank of ideas and a list of secure websites to support you and your child should there be a need for self isolation/local lockdown during this uncertain time.
 
Please have a look at lots of new information that has been added/edited by accessing the parent' tab to ensure you remain well informed of school procedures.
  
 
Who is in Class 1 and when?
 

Mrs Symonds teaches in Class 1 Monday - Thursday am

 

Mrs Tobin (Learning Support Staff)

Miss Mayer (1:1 Learning Support Staff)

 

Mrs Evans teaches in Class One every Thursday afternoon and on a Friday.

 

Home Learning

In the event of your child having to isolate, please find below a timetable to support you in shaping your child's day along with links to the learning that will take place in Class 1 next week.

Dear Parents and Carers,  
 
Hello from the Class 1 team, please find below a list of websites that are reliable and, in this uncertain time, will provide a bank of ideas and resources for your child to access in order to continue with their learning and development should we have to isolate for any reason.
 
 
Useful Websites

To support your child in developing their fine motor control and their malleable skills, below is a recipe for playdough that never fails...

 

Playdough recipe

1 cup of plain flour

1 cup of table salt

1 tablespoon of vegetable oil

2 teaspoons of Cream of Tartar

1 cup of water Food colouring  

 

Recipe

 

Combine all ingredients, cook in the microwave 2 minutes at a time, stir thoroughly between each 'cook' until the dough pulls together and is no longer sticky.   

 

Children can also practise the following

  • writing/spelling their name using their name card and also using the very tricky cursive script
  • reading the tricky words ( there are more in their reading bag) and even spelling them. 
  • play number games,
  • recognise and order numerals from 0 -10/11-20/20 and beyond. 

 

How to support your children at home?

Please see the Remote Learning timetable for each week (log on to the eSchools Platform or Tapestry) with links to pre-recorded lessons for your child to access at home. This information is also shared using the Tapestry platform and via email for the Year 1 pupils.

We have also added a Home Learning Activity grid with further fun ideas for your child and their family - these will help your child to practise and reinforce their skills. 

There are also some links to websites that we commonly use in school to support learning.

I hope this is helpful, if there is anything else you require then please let a member of the Class One Team know.

Messy Play ideas...
Home Learning
If your child is self-isolating, please click on the relevant timetable below to access their lessons and follow the remote learning links.   
 
Reading at Home
Below are links to Monster Phonics reading books and a range of 'Phonics Comics'.
The Phonics Play website also has many interactive games that your child can play.  The log in and password is free for parents and details are on the Home Learning timetable.

Dear Parents and Carers,                                                                                                                                                                                               

We want to see how your child is getting on with their home learning activities and so please send piccies/videos in so that we can continue to support them remotely and monitor their progress. If your child is in Reception, please do this by using Tapestry.. Click on the ‘Observation’ tab and clicking ‘Add Observation’  you can then write a little bit about how your child has managed the activity and add photos etc by scrolling to the bottom of the page and clicking on ‘Add Files’.  Don’t forget to then click ‘Save’ on the bottom right. 

If your child is in Y1, please use the Outlook email address to send photos to csymonds@steammills.gloucs.sch.uk or jevans@steammills.gloucs.sch.uk.  

You can do this by clicking on the paperclip or camera icons and then attaching images/video clips to the email.  Again, if you could write a little about how your child managed with their task that would be great.

Kind regards,

Class 1 Team