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Year 1

 Welcome to Mr Coppenhall’s Year 1 Class

During the school closure from Monday 23 March 2020, messages and/or work set by Mr Coppenhall will be posted here. Mr Coppenhall’s temporary e-mail address is y1@stoswaldscatholicprimary.co.uk should you have any queries regarding your child’s work (8.45am to 3.30pm). There will be skeleton cover in the school office for general enquiries during the school closure period.

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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