Leonard's Learning Resources
Here you will find Y1 class learning resources and relevant information to view and download. Please check this page regularly for updates.
Dear Parents and Carers, April 2021
Welcome back! We hope you had a lovely rest during the Easter break.
PE and Outside:
PE lessons will be on a Mondays this term. The children will need to come to school dressed in PE kits on this day.
Please also remember a coat if the weather is cold and suntan lotion and hat if the weather improves.
The children do go outside even if it is wet, but are only allowed on the field if they have wellies or outside shoes to change in to.
Our theme this term is ‘The Outside World’. Please check out the topic map on the website to see the intended learning adventures for this term.
This term our key words are… make, made, came, same, ask, asked, call, called, look, looked.
Attached is the spelling list with the weekly words to be learnt at home. We will test the children every Friday so please help the children practice these words at home.
Thank you for your support. Reading: Every child will change their reading books on a Monday. We will let them choose 4 books to take home for the week. These will need to be read and recorded in the yellow reading diaries (at least three times a week). During this time the children will also change their library books and update their reading passport if they have read three times.
Please remember to read at home! At the moment, we are always the class with the lowest reading average in the school. I can not stress enough how important it is to practice reading at home (throughout primary school) but particularly in Year R, Year 1 and Year 2.
Please remember toys are not allowed in school.
Please check and empty your child’s book bags regularly. They often fill up and then cannot fit in their drawers correctly.
Each child should have their own pencil case which should be left at school. We will send it home every half term so it can be checked or cleaned. Please return it to school at the beginning of every term.
It should include colouring pencils, a rubber and a sharpener. We provide writing pencils for the children.
There have been a few reported cases of nits in our class. Please make sure you regularly check your child’s hair (they will often be scratching if they have head lice).
If you do find them, then you should treat your child’s hair as soon as possible. Please remember it is advised to wash hairbrushes and pillowcases too. Thank you for your support in this matter.
We will be having whole class recorder lessons in school every Tuesday. We have individual recorders for the children to use in school but if they want to practice at home then they are found fairly cheaply on Amazon.
Mon 19th April – Return to school
Mon 3rd May – Bank Holiday
Fri 28th May – Last day of Term, finish at 3pm
It was lovely to speak to you all during our zoom parents evenings. Please remember If you ever have any questions or problems, please do seek us out at the end of the day or write us an email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are always here no matter how small or big a question is!
We are really looking forward to another great term with our amazing class!
• Practise handwriting
• Practise sentence writing with our Year one targets of capital letters, full stops and finger spaces
• Read books: please read widely and freely
• Listen to and discuss stories
• Phonics – can you spot any friendly letters in words? Can you make some of your own alien words using sounds you know?
• Spellings – See list above
• Recognising and writing numbers to 100 (e.g. What is this number? Can you write 29?)
• Addition and Subtraction
• Counting money (Can you order the coins? Is the biggest coin worth the most? Who has the most money?)
• Telling the time (O’clock and half past)
It is important to be vigilant and aware to keep your child safe online. Please refer to this Keeping Safe Online document for guidance.
Gloucestershire County Council Online Resources for Parents – Includes resources support for the following: mental health and wellbeing, curriculum, reading, writing, STEM, culture & creativity, PE & sport, SEN and geography & history.
BBC Bitesize KS1 Specific Lessons
Launch of the Oak National Academy online classroom and resource hub
Fun games and teaching resources about microbes and antibiotics
Learning About Online Safety at Home – Activity Packs
Teach Your Monster to Read – or download the App from the App Store for phones and tablets.
If we’ve given you a password card (optional), then you can log in to your child’s game using these details:
Star code is 3710930
Player name and password is the same, it is your child’s name e.g. Player name: sam Player password; sam)
Oxford Owl – Ebooks
Practicing Number Bonds
Using tens frames to add (2nd activity on video)
Maths with Mum
Using tens frames and counters to make numbers (see 2nd activity)
‘Total of 10’ Card Game
Fractions of shapes
Finding fractions of amounts
Telling the time to o’clock and half past