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Year 1

 Welcome to Mr Coppenhall’s Year 1 Class

Mr Coppenhall’s class e-mail address is y1@stoswaldscatholicprimary.co.uk should you have any queries regarding your child’s work (8.45am to 3.30pm).

Wednesday 25 November 2020

Dear Parents,

We have now established pupil logins for Google Classroom. Class Teachers will be offering a live homework session on Google Classroom next week.

In order for your child to be able to join in with this live session, please register your child beforehand by following the link below.  You will need to agree the google terms and conditions then join the Reception class as a student:

https://classroom.google.com/c/MTcxNjU3NDk0MjU1?cjc=aygdimr

The class code is the last 7 digits of the above link ie aygdimr .  You can use this to just register with the username and password on Google Classrooms.

Your child’s username is their first name followed by their second name followed by @stoswaldscatholicprimary.co.uk for example, Paul Wood would be paulwood@stoswaldscatholicprimary.co.uk 

(Where names are hyphenated, use the full name without the hyphen eg Paul Taylor-Wood would be paultaylorwood@stoswaldscatholicprimary.co.uk)

Password in all cases is Password123 (capital P)

If you have any problems registering, please contact our IT support, Ian Jones, directly:

itsupport@stoswaldscatholicprimary.co.uk

07764609589

Please register before class homework meetings next week.

To join a live session, log in to your child’s account, open the relevant classroom and click the ‘Meet’ link at the top of the page.

Monday 9 November 2020

Please see the curriculum overview for Year 1 for this half term:

Thursday 16 July 2020

On Wednesday St Oswald’s took second place for the Daily Mile in the Warrington Wolves Foundation Sports Day event!

Keep up the hard work everyone!

Wednesday 15 July 2020

Hello all,

This week we are taking part in the Warrington Wolves Foundation Sports Day event. Each day there are two challenges and the best result gets sent to the Warrington Wolves who will populate a leader board between schools.

On Monday the children in school recorded their quickest Daily Mile time and their furthest bean bag throw. 767 children took part across a number of schools and I am very pleased to announce that we took home GOLD IN BOTH EVENTS! 

On Tuesday we had another great result winning Gold in the long jump!

We will be taking part within school but you can also take part at home. All you need to do is have a go at the event listed below and send me an email with your results! (y1@stoswaldscatholicprimary.co.uk)

Wednesday

Daily Mile Quickest Time – 

Highest Catch Clap Score –  how many throws and catches with a clap in 60s –

Thursday 

Daily Mile Time – 

Most Star Jumps Score – 

Friday-

Daily Mile Quickest Time – 

Dance-a-thon – Dance till you drop – How long in minutes?

We get extra point for the number of children taking part so have a go and let me know, so we can get further up the school leaderboard!

All the best,

Mr Coppenhall

Monday 13 July 2020

Hello Year 1s and parents of Year 1,

Can you believe that we are starting our final week of learning before the summer holidays! It doesn’t seem that long ago that you were first walking through the Year 1 door for the first time. I am glad that I will get to spend a couple of weeks with you after the summer holidays, so that we can have a nice proper end to Year 1 before you transition to Year 2.

I hope you have made the most of this strange time, and enjoyed getting to spend so much time as a family.

As we enter the last week, I have attached a weekly time table that will help guide you through the activities and provide some suggestions of how you could structure your day.

This week we continue to join CAFOD in their Summer of Hope. Please read through the project ideas first and have a go at some of the activities.

I wanted to say a huge thank you to all the parent’s for all their help and support throughout this academic year but especially over the last few months. I hope that you get a good chance to relax over the summer holidays!

Please feel free to email me if you have any questions.

All the best,

Mr Coppenhall

Monday 6 July 2020

Hello Year 1s and parents of Year 1s,

I trust you are all keeping well and enjoying time together.

Thank you for all the work that you continue to do at home and as usual I have created and attached a weekly timetable that can be followed for those who are learning from home. 

This week’s RE tasks continue to look at CAFOD’s Summer of Hope but with a focus on Communication. Please have a look at the PDF named 1. CAFOD Project ideas – Summer of Hope, before engaging with the other activities.

As always, feel free to email with any questions you may have.

All the best,

Mr Coppenhall

Wednesday 1 July 2020

Timings for school drop off/pick up

Please note the drop off/pick up times for different groups of children are as follows. Could we please ask that these times are strictly adhered to avoid overcrowding at entrances/exits:

Key workers (Junior gate)

Drop off 8.45-8.55am

Pick up 3.30pm

Reception (Infant entrance)

Drop off 9.00-9.10am

Pick up 3.00pm

Year 1 (Rear Hall door)

Drop off 9.15-9.25am

Pick up 3.15pm

Year 6 (Junior gate)

Drop off 9.05-9.15am

Pick up 3.00pm

Many thanks for your co-operation.

Wednesday 1 July 2020

Hello all,

I hope you are all keeping well, and are managing to keep fit and healthy, even with the unpredictable weather!

There is a new orienteering challenge for you this week, called #knowyourdirections. You can see what it is all about by watching the video in the link, before looking at the PDF that I have attached.

Have fun and please let me know how you get on by sending me an email (y1@stoswaldscatholicprimary). I will upload any that really impress me! 

Have fun, and stay safe.

All the best,

Mr Coppenhall

Monday 29 June 2020 – 4.15pm

Information only for parents of Y1 children registered to attend school from Thursday 2 July.

Please note change to drop off/pick up times and location from previous note of 22 June 2020.

Year 1 children will attend on Thursday 2 July and Friday 3 July then from Monday 6 July (last 2 weeks of term) will attend 4 days per week Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. School will be closed to children (with the exception of Key Workers) on Wednesdays for deep cleaning.

Arrival time: 9.15-9.25am

Pick-up time: 3.15pm

The Y1 children will enter school at the rear hall door (green door) – Please maintain 2m social distancing from other families when you arrive. On arrival, children and parents should wait at the bottom of the ramp to the green door where you will be met by a member of staff who will direct the child into school to a receiving adult in the hall. Could parents please depart as soon as your child has entered school.  The same door will be used at the end of the day – again please wait at the bottom of the ramp and maintain distance whilst waiting to collect your child.

It is essential that parents adhere to the allocated timings and locations to keep the numbers arriving/leaving at the same time to an absolute minimum and so avoiding any crowding around entrances and exits. If you arrive early, please remain in your car or on the car park until your
allotted time slot. Where possible, children should be accompanied to school and collected by one adult only (it is acceptable to bring along younger siblings who cannot be left at home – please maintain social distancing and keep your children close by you).

Parents will not be permitted to enter the school building with children. If any child resists entering the school alone, parents will be politely asked to return to the back of the queue to keep the flow of children moving as they enter school. If the child cannot be settled or refuses to come into school on their own, they will need to be taken home. Staff will not be able to take children from parents to comfort them.

There will be no opportunity for parents to speak face-to-face with a member of staff before and after school. If you need to speak to a member of staff, please telephone or e-mail.

We ask that children only bring into school their water bottle, snack and lunch bag (if bringing own packed lunch). Please avoid yogurts or items that children cannot open without adult assistance such as drinks cartons or tricky tupperware pots. Children can bring their own packed lunch or can have a packed lunch prepared by the school kitchen (no hot school meals will be available). Infant children continue to receive Universal Free School Meals.

They must not bring in their book bags and home learning books. Any work completed in school will remain in school and not be brought home by the child.

Children are required to arrive to school in fresh/clean clothing each day they attend. To allow school clothes to be washed each day, we will allow a relaxing of school uniform policy. In this case, suitable, practical clothes ideally in school colours should be worn. I am also aware that some uniform items, shoes etc may have been outgrown during the period of our partial closure and again, a relaxation of our uniform policy will allow the children to wear sensible, practical alternatives where necessary. Please ensure shoes are suitable for outdoor play/daily mile eg trainers.

I hope this information is helpful.

Miss Lennon

Monday 29 June 2020

Hello Year 1s and Parents of Year 1s,

I hope you enjoyed the lovely hot weather last week while it lasted! Hopefully we will see some more of it as we go through our unpredictable British summer!

Thank you again to all the children who regularly complete their online activities, it is great to see how you have engaged with them. Thank you as well to all the children who are busy completing activities offline in the CGP books or other written tasks, please feel free to email me over photos of any work that you are particularly proud of.

As usual, I have attached a suggested timetable with all the different activities and when they could be completed. Please make sure to read the eBook chapter before anything else or it will be very tricky to complete some of the tasks!

This week in RE we are continuing to focus on CAFOD’s vital work across the world and we join them in their ‘Summer of Hope’. Please read 1. All about CAFOD’s Summer of Hope PDF and then have a go at some of the activities provided.

If you’ve finished or nearly finished  you study books  there are some more lovely new Yr1 books waiting in the office for you: Maths and a Mental Maths book, a comprehension book and a lovely science book.  I’m sure you’re going to love them!

As always, please feel free to contact me via my email (y1@stoswaldscatholicprimary.co.uk).

All the best,

Mr Coppenhall

Monday 22 June 2020

Information only for parents of Y1 children registered to attend school From Thursday 2 July.

Year 1 children will attend on Thursdays and Fridays only from Thursday 2 July.

Arrival time: 9.00-9.15am

Pick-up time: 3.00-3.15pm

The children should arrive at the main gate at the front entrance to the school – yellow markings along the path indicate 2m intervals to assist with social distancing. There will be a one-way system in place. On arrival, children and parents should wait at the main gate where you will be met by a member of staff who will direct the child into school via the infant entrance to a receiving adult in the classroom. Parents will then depart via the side gate onto the staff car park. At the end of the day, parents should again wait on the yellow markings at the front gate and the children will be brought out to you one at a time. Depart via the side gate onto the staff car park.

It is essential that parents adhere to the allocated timings and locations to keep the numbers arriving/leaving at the same time to an absolute minimum and so avoiding any crowding around entrances and exits. If you arrive early, please remain in your car or on the car park until your
allotted time slot. Where possible, children should be accompanied to school and collected by one adult only (it is acceptable to bring along younger siblings who cannot be left at home – please maintain social distancing and keep your children close by you).

Parents will not be permitted to enter the school building with children. If any child resists entering the school alone, parents will be politely asked to return to the back of the queue to keep the flow of children moving as they enter school. If the child cannot be settled or refuses to come into school on their own, they will need to be taken home. Staff will not be able to take children from parents to comfort them.

There will be no opportunity for parents to speak face-to-face with a member of staff before and after school. If you need to speak to a member of staff, please telephone or e-mail.

We ask that children only bring into school their water bottle, snack and
lunch bag (if bringing own packed lunch). Children can bring their own packed lunch or can have a packed lunch prepared by the school kitchen (no hot school meals will be available). Infant children continue to receive Universal Free School Meals.

They must not bring in their book bags and home learning books. Any work completed in school will remain in school and not be brought home by the child.

Children are required to arrive to school in fresh/clean clothing each day they attend. To allow school clothes to be washed each day, we will allow a relaxing of school uniform policy. In this case, suitable, practical clothes ideally in school colours should be worn. I am also aware that some uniform items, shoes etc may have been outgrown during the period of our partial closure and again, a relaxation of our uniform policy will allow the children to wear sensible, practical alternatives where necessary. Please ensure shoes are suitable for outdoor play/daily mile eg trainers.

I hope this information is helpful.

Miss Lennon

Monday 22 June 2020

Hello Year 1s and Parents of Year 1s.

I hope you are all keeping busy and healthy.

Thank you to all of you that have been doing such great work online and leaving friendly comments when you hand it in. I have enjoyed looking at all you have been upto. 

I have attached a few different items this week to assist you with your home learning, they fall into two broad categories;

Home-learning – All link to the story on PurpleMash

– Suggested Timetable including explanation of RE tasks and usefully website links.

– Monday – Design a game case for a game called “Monster Bash”: You will need to describe what happens in the game and draw a picture on the front.

– Tuesday – What is in the wolf’s bag: This is a list of all the different things a wolf may carry around if it had a bag!

– Wednesday – What happens next: You need to read the intro and continue the story.

– Thursday – Bad wolves in fairy tales: Try to list all the bad wolves in three different fairy tales, think about how the wolves are naughty.

– Friday – Describe the good wolf: Not all wolves are bad, describe how the wolf in the story is different.

CAFOD

The rest of the attachments all link to CAFOD which is a Catholic charity. This week they are focusing on refugees. Please watch the video that they have made on Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_P9huLYmS0) and then have a go at some of the activities.

I hope you make use of some of these attachments, and please do not hesitate to contact me, should you need any help or further explanation.

All the best,

Mr Coppenhall

Wednesday 17 June 2020

Hi everyone.

I hope everyone enjoyed last week’s orienteering challenge, I have a new one for you this week; it’s all about…Athletics!

This is a great opportunity to get outside in the sunshine and try out some of those skills that you would have been able to show off had we have been able to have our sports day.

 I have attached a PDF below that explains how to do the challenge, have a look, have a go and send me an email of how you get on! (y1@stoswaldscatholicprimary.co.uk)

 I hope you have fun having a go at this.

 All the best,

 Mr Coppenhall

Monday 15 June 2020

Hi Year Ones and parents of Year Ones,

I hope you are well, and managed to get back into the swing of things with the home schooling. 

I love seeing all the work that the children are completing online especially when they show off their imagination and artist skills in some of the more open tasks. 

Thank you for all the continued hard work that you are doing at home, both online and written in your new books. Please continue to send in any messages or photos of work that you are especially proud of.

I have attached another timetable, with a variety of online and physical tasks that could be attempted throughout the day. When completing the tasks on PurpleMash please make sure you read the chapter first as the majority of activities link to that.

Last week’s riddle must have been a tricky one as I got no correct answers sent to me. The riddle was What runs but never walks? You could have had a few answers; Water, Taps, or Nose.

I have another one for you this week: I am an odd number. Take away a letter, and I become even. What number am I?

Remember the first correct answer gets a shout out. Just drop me an email: y1@stoswaldscatholicprimary.co.uk

I hope you have another brilliant week, and please feel free to get in touch with me if you need any help, or to show off some work, or say hi!

All the best,

Mr Coppenhall

Thursday 11 June 2020

Please see Miss Lennon’s letter below for parents of Year 1 and Year 6 regarding the wider opening of schools.

Wednesday 10 June 2020

Hi everyone,

I hope you all had a relaxing break and are all continuing to keep fit and healthy during this lockdown.

Well done to all of you that have incorporated some form of exercise into your daily routines.

A few weeks ago, I introduced you to the Virtual School Games Personal Challenges that occur each Wednesday. This week it is all about Orienteering! You will find a PDF below detailing how you can take part in the challenge, and here is a link to a video showing you how to do it.

I hope you have fun having a go at this.

All the best,

Mr Coppenhall

Monday 8 June 2020

Hello Year Ones and Parent’s of Year Ones,

I hope you have all had an enjoyable and relaxing home-holiday!

I certainly enjoyed the good weather, spending lots of time in the garden and going for long walks in the local parks.

I’m sure you are all aware of how the school will be opening for this final half term, and how the home learning will be continuing alongside some days in school.

Therefore, I will continue to provide you with a weekly timetable that you can follow if you have already got a productive home learning routine in place. This will include a daily eBook chapter that you can read on PurpleMash, I would strongly recommend you read this first as many of other activities are based on this story.

There will also be activities on MyMaths, and some RE tasks that you can find at the bottom of the timetable. There are also the textbooks that can still be collected from the school office, if you haven’t already.

You will find some PDF’s at the bottom of this message which include paper versions of some of the PurpleMash activities, some RE tasks and the timetable.

The last riddle I posted was; What travels around the country, sometimes even the world, but stays in one spot? The answer is…A Stamp! Well done if you got it right, especially Leo who was the first to respond with the answer!

This week’s riddle is: What can run but never walk? Send me an email if you know the answer, but make sure you’re quick!

As always, I will be available to email Monday – Friday so please do not hesitate if you have any questions or you want to say hello.

All the best,

Mr Coppenhall

Friday 22 May 2020

Hello Year Ones, and Parents.

Well done for all your hard work this week, I can see lots of you have been very busy online, and I know lots of you will have been busy doing offline tasks as well.

Hopefully you got the messages from Miss Lennon this week. I have had a look through the books that have been ordered in, and they are designed to start of easier and get trickier as you go along. Try to do as much of it on your own, but obviously ask for help if you get stuck! If you haven’t had chance to pick them up from the office yet, I would recommend you do when you get chance.

The more recent message from Miss Lennon was about our half term break. I wanted to also encourage you to try to enjoy a rest from school work, and instead of home-learning you could try home-holiday(ing)!

I will be messaging again after the break and will let you know how the home-learning tasks will look then. 

I hope you all have a lovely and fun two weeks,

All the best, 

Mr Coppenhall

Monday 18 May 2020

Hello Year Ones and Parents,

I hope you have had a nice weekend and enjoyed your last week of home learning. I know lots of you have really enjoyed reading through the eBook on PurpleMash and having a go at the activities related to it.

There is a new eBook for you to read this week, with a new chapter being set each day. But don’t worry every chapter is available to read until Sunday once it has gone live. Well done to everyone who has been completing the related activities, they have been really good! I was particularly impressed with how well everyone did with the kind work about their parents!

If you didn’t manage to get on PurpleMash last week, try and get on this week, remember to read the chapter first as that will help you with all the tasks.

I wanted to tell you about the daily phonics lessons that Letters and Sounds are putting up on Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw). Watching and interacting with these videos would be a great way to do your daily phonics or going on TeachYourMonstertoRead is also excellent.

If you haven’t already had a look at Oak National Academy, I would really recommend you have a look at that as it is full of fantastic video lessons from qualified teachers, and usually you just need a pencil and paper.

This week I have uploaded a timetable below that gives you a potential routine if you haven’t found one that works for you yet. I have also attached the written task on PurpleMash as a PDF that can be printed if you would prefer to handwrite it instead of typing it online.

This week there are a couple of new RE tasks that you can have a look at as well!

Last week’s riddle was: What starts with T, ends with T and has T in it? The answer was a Teapot! Well done to everyone who got that right but a special mention to Tia who was the first to send me the correct answer!

This week’s riddle is: What travels around the country, sometimes even the world, but stays in one spot?

As always please drop me an email, if you need help with anything or just to say hi!

All the best,

Mr Coppenhall

Wednesday 13 May 2020

Hi everyone.

I hope you are all continuing to keep fit and healthy during this lockdown.

Well done to all of you that have incorporated some form of exercise into your daily routines.

Last week I introduced you to the Virtual School Games Personal Challenges that occur each Wendesday. This week it is all about Volleyball! You will find a PDF below detailing how you can do take part in the challenge, and here is a link to video showing you how to do it.

I hope you have fun having a go at these.

All the best,

Mr Coppenhall

Monday 11 May 2020

Hello Year Ones and Parents,

I hope you all had a lovely bank holiday weekend, and celebrated the VE day anniversary in a special way.

Thank you to all of you that have logged on to PurpleMash this week and engaged with the new way that work is being set. Remember to read the chapter of the day first as all the other activities relate to it. If you didn’t get onto PurpleMash or MyMaths last week please have a go at the activities this week.

I have set activities for each day that match the suggested timetable that went up last week (posted below as a reminder), so that you can use that, if you are struggling to find your own productive routine.

Last week’s riddle was: What goes up but never come back down? The answer was: Your age! Well done to everyone who emailed in with the correct answer, but a special mention to Leo who was the first to send in the right answer!

This week’s riddle is What begins with T, ends with T and has T in it? 

Thank you again for all the hard work you are doing at home,

All the best,

Mr Coppenhall

9.00-9.30am Joe Wicks

09:45-10.00am Reading

10.00-10.30am Maths

10.30-10.45am Break

10.45-11.15am Phonics

11.15-11.45am Writing

11.45-12.00pm Story

12.00-1.00pm Lunch

1.00-2.00pm Crafts/Topic

Wednesday 6 May 2020

Hi everyone,

I hope all of you are well and are keeping fit and healthy during this lockdown.

I know lots of you have been doing PE with Joe each day which is a fantastic way to exercise at home!

I wanted to share a few ideas that have been created by the Warrington Schools Sports Partnership that we are a part of at St Oswald’s. They do a new Virtual School Games Personal Challenge each Wendesday and this week it is all about Basketball! You will find a PDF below detailing how you can  take part in the challenge, and here is the link to a video showing you how to do it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWMo0AFSyMM

Basketball_Summer_School_Games_2020

I hope you have fun having a go at these.

All the best,

Mr Coppenhall

Monday 4 May 2020

Dear Parents,

Following many phone calls home over the last 2 weeks, Teachers and myself have picked up requests from parents asking for more direction on the time children should spend on subjects within our home learning programme. In response to this and as we move into week 7 of our lockdown and home learning programme, below are timetable guides for Upper Key Stage 2, Lower Key Stage 2, Key Stage 1 and Early Years. From this week, Teachers will be setting work against these timetables and we hope you will find these detailed plans helpful.

It has been a pleasure chatting to many of you over the last couple of weeks and hearing about the learning that is happening and the routines you have established. I thank you sincerely for working with your child(ren) and understand that this can be extremely difficult, particularly if you have more than one child at home and/or you are trying to balance this with your own home working. Being happy and healthy remains the priority for your children and for us all during these challenging times.

As always, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s Teacher if you need any further help or direction.

Please continue to take care of yourselves and your families and stay safe.

Best wishes,

Miss Lennon

Monday 4 May 2020

Hello Year 1s and Year 1 Parents,

I hope you are all keeping well and had an enjoyable weekend.

It was great speaking to so many of you last week and I look forward to saying hello to those of you that I didn’t get a chance to speak with when I am next in school.

It was interesting hearing how different families are approaching home schooling during this lockdown. Firstly, I want to say thank you to everyone for all the hard work so far, both parents and children. Secondly, I wanted to offer some advice and inform you of some changes in how the school will be assisting you with your home schooling.

I am aware that some families have established excellent routines that are finding a healthy balance between doing school activities and allowing the children some relaxation. However, some people have expressed uncertainty in how much work their children should be doing or how to structure their days.

In order to assist those who feel they could benefit from a more productive routine, the school will be uploading a timetable that mirrors the variety and duration of activities that a child could expect to do in school. Hopefully this will give you a model that could be followed whilst you continue to keep a happy and healthy home environment.

In order to help maintain a clearer structure to the online work. I will be changing how I set work on PurpleMash. I will still continue to login regularly to provide feedback on the children’s work, but instead of setting a multitude of tasks at the start of the week, I am going to set daily tasks. These tasks will consist of reading, writing, grammar, maths and another topic that may change day to day. None of these activities take more than 30 minutes each and if you do not get it all done just save what gets done within those 30 minutes.

Within PurpleMash there will be a chapter of an e-book that goes online every day, and the rest of the activities are linked to this so I suggest you read this first. The tasks that appear will only be available to complete for that day, so you do not get overrun with activities. However the chapters which will be available until Friday so you can recap on the story.

In terms of MyMaths, I will be setting 5 tasks at the beginning of the week so you can have a go at one task a day.

You will see there is a designated time for phonics within the timetable, for this I would strongly recommend completing the CGP books that were sent home or accessing Teach Your Monster to Read.

Last week I posted the riddle: What has hands but doesn’t clap? I had loads of replies with the correct answer of A Clock but this week’s fastest response was from Mia, well done!

This week’s riddle is: What goes up but never comes back down?

As always I will be checking my email (y1@stoswaldscatholicprimary.co.uk) Monday to Friday, so please do not hesitate to contact me should you need any of this clarifying.

All the best,

Mr Coppenhall

9.00-9.30am Joe Wicks

09:45-10.00am Reading

10.00-10.30am Maths

10.30-10.45am Break

10.45-11.15am Phonics

11.15-11.45am Writing

11.45-12.00pm Story

12.00-1.00pm Lunch

1.00-2.00pm Crafts/Topic

Wednesday 29 April 2020

Thomas Leech, Director of the Schools Singing Programme at the Diocese of Leeds, has shared with us details of their newly launched daily singing sessions:

Daily virtual singing sessions from the Diocese of Leeds Schools Singing Programme are now available at 2pm every weekday. Aimed at primary school children every session includes sacred music, RE and music curriculum learning, and lots of vocal fun and songs to keep children engaged in lifting their voices to God.  They’re led by the Diocese’s expert Choral Directors, and sessions for younger and older children are also available.

Please subscribe to the YouTube channel, found at www.schoolssingingprogramme.org.uk – this is a wonderful tool to reach children and families across the country.

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR LIVE CHANNELS

www.schoolssingingprogramme.org.uk

www.leedscathedrallive.org.uk

www.lioflive.org.uk

Monday 27 April 2020

Hello Year Ones!

How are you all keeping? I hope you have been busy learning lots of fun things with your families.

I am still looking at PurpleMash each day to see all the fantastic work you have been doing there, and I am keeping a regular check on MyMaths as well. I see some names more than others so if you haven’t been on either of those sites yet, it’s never too late! Please let me know if you can’t get on for some reason and I will do all I can to help.

I think the weather might change this week, so if you have an opportunity to do some learning in your garden make sure you get out there while you can!

Last week’s riddle was: What has a neck but no head? The answer was… A bottle! Well done to all of you who got that right and emailed in, but a special mention to Jacob who was the first to get in touch!

This week’s riddle is: What has hands, but doesn’t clap?

I have added another PDF with more Afternoon Activities that you can have a go at if you want something to do that is less English and Maths based but on a computer.

Afternoon Activities Week 3

As always if you need any help, have any questions or just want to say Hi! Then drop me an email at y1@stoswaldscatholicprimary.co.uk

All the best,

Mr Coppenhall

Wednesday 22 April 2020

Please find below some more online resources you may find useful:

The Maths Factor

Carol Vorderman has announced that access to her maths school The Maths Factor will be free while schools are closed (normally £2/week). It’s aimed at 4 to 11-year-olds and is matched to the national curriculum.

Teachers are aware that some children are already using The Maths Factor every day – well done to those children and keep it up!

Sir Linkalot

While we are on lockdown and children are not in the classroom it is quite tricky to teach spellings in the way we usually would at school. We would like you to try a new award winning app that helps children improve their spelling by looking at words and practicing spelling in lots of different ways. The app is called ‘Sir Linkalot’ and schools and parents have kindly been given free access to it to use during school closure time.

Sir Linkalot does not just look at spelling it covers many of the technical requirements of the English curriculum including: vocabulary, homophones, punctuation, grammar, rules and patterns.

How to access the Sir Linkalot app:

  1. Download the app from the App Store.*
  2. Tap on the log icon (for log in) at the top right.
  3. Click on ‘Have an access code?’ and enter the word ‘Free’ as the username and the password.
  4. Choose which bundle you want to try and you’re ready to start!

*There is a problem with downloading Google play Android app at the moment which is being resolved as quickly as possible by the SirLinkalot team. In the meantime you can access the app using a PC/Laptop by typing ‘app.sirlinkalot.org into the browser itself then enter the access code as above.

Religious Education

The Archdiocese of Liverpool has provided the document below containing some activities to support your child’s learning in RE.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION HOME LEARNING

This work comes from the ‘Come and See’ Religious Education programme which is taught in all Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Liverpool. The activities aim to keep Religious Education practical and fun. They are in Year groups however, there is no harm in completing other year group work as this will help your child to remember and strengthen their learning.

BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons

Launched this week with three daily lessons for each year group. Lots of celebrities involved in the delivery of the lessons – might be worth a look!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

Oak National Academy

From Monday 20 April, parents can access 180 lessons a week for every year group from Reception through to year 10, through a new online platform, Oak National Academy.

To access the Oak National Academy resources, head along to their official website, where resources went live this morning. From here, you can view lessons by subject and level, or you can follow their planned weekly schedule.

https://www.thenational.academy/

English with David Walliams 11.am www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

Monday 20 April 2020

Hello Year Ones!

We hope you had a really lovely Easter break and managed to have lots of fun and rest.

We are “back to school” today so it is time to get back to those exciting activities that you were doing so well with before Easter!

I (Mr Coppenhall) have been looking through all the work done on PurpleMash and MyMaths and have been enjoying giving feedback on it all.

I have also been on NUMBOTS, my robot name is Trusty Unitron and I just got 48 on challenge no.1, I wonder if anyone can beat my score! (Email me if you still need your login details).

There are new activities on PurpleMash and MyMaths so make sure you check them out. Also I know lots of you have been enjoying TeachYourMonsterToRead and NUMBOTS so keep that up and have a go if you haven’t already.

If you scroll down the page to my message on Monday 6 April, you will see my second set of Afternoon Activities I design these to be enough for two weeks so have a look through them if you want some more ideas of things to do offline.

I gave a riddle out last time: What has to be broken before you can use it?

The answer was: An Egg! Well done to Pippa who was the first to email me with the correct answer!

My new riddle is: What has a neck but no head?

Email me the answer first and you’ll get a shout out in my next message.

All the best,

Mr Coppenhall and Mrs Dix-Baker

Wednesday 8 April 2020

Hello Year 1s,

We hope you are enjoying Holy Week, and the lovely sunshine.

It’s not long now to one of the best weekends of the year, Easter! We hope you have a lovely Easter and enjoy celebrating Jesus rising from the tomb!

We would really encourage you to try and use this break differently from what your days have been like when you are doing home learning. Obviously you can still enjoy a story each day, but try to take some time away from learning activities and do your best to treat it like a holiday.

For those of you who were wondering the answer to my riddle:

What is full of holes, but still holds water?

The answer is: A sponge!

Here’s the next one, remember the first to email me with the correct answer will get a shout out on the next message:

What has to be broken before you can use it?

Again we wish you an Egg-cellent Easter!

All the best,

Mr Coppenhall and Mrs Dix-Baker

Monday 6 April 2020

Hi Year One!

I hope you are all keeping busy and still making the most of all this extra time you get to spend as a family.

I want to encourage all of you who are regularly logging into PurpleMash and MyMaths, as these are the websites where I can set you specific activities and give you messages about all the great work you are doing.

If you still have not logged into either of these websites it’s not too late to get started. You should find the login details in the back of your reading record, or if you are having trouble please send me an email at y1@stoswaldscatholicprimary.co.uk and I will happily try to help you out.

I would also very much encourage you to try out teachmymonstertoread and NUMBOTS, they are a really fun way to keep on top of your Maths and Phonics skills. I have had a few parents email me for those logins but if haven’t got yours, please do let me know, and I’ll get them straight over to you.

As well as these online activities, the following document has some more afternoon activities on it, so please have a look through those and pick out some to try – Afternoon Activities Week 2.

Finally, I thought I’d start something new; here is a riddle:

What is full of holes, but still holds water?

The first person to email me the correct answer will get a shout out on my next message! (Try to resist the temptation to Google it!)

All the best,

Mr Coppenhall

Wednesday 1 April 2020

Hello Year Ones!

I hope you are all staying safe and healthy and most importantly enjoying all this extra time you get with your family!

I am enjoying seeing all your work on PurpleMash, and it is encouraging to see lots of you having a go at the activities on there and on MyMaths. I would really encourage any of you that haven’t logged on yet to have a go!

In other exciting news, I have signed up all of KS1 to NUMBOTS. It’s a fun, maths based robot game which helps you to get better at counting, adding and number bonds. If you would like to have a go at that please email me, or your class teacher if you are not in year one, for your login details, and some basic help with getting started.

All the best,

Mr Coppenhall

Monday 30th March 2020

Hi Year Ones!

I hope you had an interesting time last week when you were working from home.

Well done to all those of you who have been busy on PurpleMash and MyMaths. I have been looking at all the work that has been done and giving feedback on PurpleMash so have a look for that. I have also been setting more tasks as well as daily phonics activities on their as well.

Thank you to all of you that have been in touch about ‘Teach your monster to read’ if you haven’t yet please send me an email and I will send over your login details.

I have found being at home is a great time to help the people you live with, so my challenge to you is to do at least one helpful thing for your family every day. Maybe you could send me an email telling me how helpful you have been?

All the best,

Mr Coppenhall

Key Stage 1 Message

A website that we use a lot in school to support our Phonics sessions is Phonics Play. This website has been made available for free during this time of learning from home. The details to log in are below:

Username: march20

Password: home

We hope you find this website useful.

Wednesday 25th March 2020

Hello everyone!

I hope you are all well, and are enjoying getting to spend more time with your families. I hope you have all had chance to go through your phonics sounds and work books each day. Don’t forget there are activities on PurpleMash and MyMaths that I have set for the week and will be setting new ones regularly. I have already seen some fantastic work and have sent written feedback to those people so keep your eye out for that! 

One website I have been enjoying recently is called ‘Teach Your Monster to Read’ which is a fun phonics based video game, that starts off easy but gets harder as you progress. I have managed to set up usernames and passwords for each of the children. If this is something you would like please email me on: 

y1@stoswaldscatholicprimary.co.uk and I will send it over.

All the best,

Mr Coppenhall

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