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 Ash Class Topic Web - Autumn 2020

 

Welcome to Ash Class

Happy Easter everyone! 

Ash Class have thoroughly enjoyed learning about Easter over the past few weeks.  We have talked about signs of new life in Spring and ways people celebrate Easter. We read the Easter story, learning about what happened to Jesus and why Easter is so important to Christians. We used this knowledge to make our Easter gardens.    

 

PE Announcement

Ash Class PE lessons will continue to be on a  Wednesday and Thursday afternoon when we return to school next week. Please, send your child / children into school wearing their PE kit on these days.

Thank you

 

Home Learning - Week 8 - 01.03.2021

 Please tune into Monday's morning message to find out more about week 8...

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Friday 5th March - Our Science Fun Day!

Welcome to Friday and our final day of home learning! 

Thank you to everyone for your support and hard work these past weeks.  You have been brilliant!

Here is the home learning for today.  Please do listen to the Rosie Revere, Engineer story and encourage your child to imagine what they could invent. Then choose from the list of science based activities the ones that best suit you. Have a wonderful day; please do get in touch with any questions. 

Friday 5th March home learning

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Thursday 4th March - World Book Day!

Hello and welcome to Thursday. Here's the learning for today, based around enjoying lots of books.

I hope you have a lovely day.

Thursday 4th March - home learning

Emeralds phonics - 'Tab the cat' book.

Emeralds phonics - Get writing sheet.

Rubies reading -'On Top' Ditty

Rubies 'On Top - complete a sentence' sheet.

 

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Wednesday 3rd March

Good morning and welcome to Wednesday. Here's our plan for the day and all the resources you'll need.

Wednesday 3rd March - Home Learning

Maths Activity for All

Maths Activity Year 1

Rubies Phonics - Reading

Rubies Phonics - Handwriting

Emerald's Phonics - Reading

Emerald's Phonics - Writing

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Tuesday 2nd March 

Good morning and happy Tuesday. Here is everything you'll need for your home learning today:

Tuesday 2nd March

Rubies Phonics - Writing

Rubies Phonics - Reading

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Monday 1st March

Good morning lovely Ash class and welcome to our eighth and final week of home learning. 

We do hope you all had an amazing weekend and got the chance to enjoy the sunshine.

Here is everything you'll need for your learning today:
Monday 1st March - Home Learning

PE Grid - Week 8

Maths - Giving Directions

Rubies Phonics - Reading

Rubies Phonics - Handwriting

Emerald's Phonics - Reading

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Friday 26th February

Good morning and happy Friday! 

Here is your learning for today.  Have fun!

(I have added the Emeralds links again for your convenience; they are the same as earlier in the week.)

Friday 26th February - home learning

Rubies phonics -'In the bin' Ditty

Rubies phonics - complete a sentence sheet

Emeralds phonics - 'Scruffy Ted' book

Emeralds phonics - Get writing sheet

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Thursday 25th February

Hello everyone! It's lovely to be back with you all again.

I hope you have had a good week so far and that you enjoy the home learning for today. 

Here is what you will need. Have fun!

Thursday 25th February - home learning

Rubies phonics - 'Mix it up' Ditty

Rubies phonics - complete a sentence sheet

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Wednesday 24th February

Good morning and welcome to Wednesday.

I'm looking forward to visiting the school based learners this morning and Zooming with the Year 1 home learners and parents this afternoon.

Here's everything you'll need for today:

Wednesday 24th February - Home Learning

Diary for a Day

Rubies Phonics - Reading

Rubies Phonics - Handwriting

Emerald's Phonics - Reading

Emerald's Phonics - Writing

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Tuesday 23rd February

Good morning and a very happy Tuesday to you all. Wasn't it such excellent news last night that we will be back together from the 8th March. We've missed you guys!

Here's the home learning pack and resources for today:

Tuesday 23rd February - Home Learning

Each Peach Pear Plum Sequencing Pictures

Four in a Row Dice Game - YEAR 1

Rubies Phonics

Rubies - Complete a Sentence

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Monday 22nd February

Good morning and welcome back guys! We do hope that you all had a fabulous half-term break and are excited to be back. Let's hope there's some positive news in Boris' announcement this afternoon and that we're all back together in the classroom as soon as it is safe :)

Here's everything you'll need for today:

Monday 22nd February - Home Learning

PE Grid Week 7

Numerals and Number Words Snap - Y1

Rubies (Reception) Phonics

Rubies Handwriting

Emerald's (Year 1) Phonics

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Friday 12th February

We have made it! Just today to go and then you have a well earned rest next week! 

Today is a fun day to celebrate Chinese New Year.  Please complete your phonics session as normal, then choose some Chinese New Year activities to try.

Enjoy yourselves and have a wonderful half-term break!

Friday 12th February - Home Learning

Rubies phonics Ditty 'A Fun Hat'

Rubies phonics - handwriting sheet

Emeralds phonics - 'Tag' book

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Thursday 11th February

Hello again, Ash Class!

Here is your home learning for today.  Have fun!

Thursday 11th February - Home Learning

Rubies phonics - 'Let's Run' Red Ditty Book

Rubies phonics - 'Let's Run' complete a sentence sheet

 

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Wednesday 10th February

 

Good morning and welcome to Wednesday. 

Wednesday 10th February - Home Learning

Rubies Phonics - Reading

Rubies Phonics - Handwriting

Emerald's Phonics - Get Writing

Year 1 - Counting in 5's table

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Tuesday 9th February

 

Good morning everyone. Here is today's learning pack and the resources. Rubies, you'll also need a copy of the ditty from yesterday.

Tuesday 9th February - Home Learning

Maths for All

Rubies Phonics - Pin it on

 

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Monday 8th February

Good morning lovely Ash class and welcome to our final week of home learning for this half term. You guys have been amazing - let's work hard again this week and then we can all look forward to a week off :)

Here is today's plan and all the resources you'll need:

Monday 8th February - Home Learning Pack

PE grid

Year 1 - Maths

Rubies Phonics - Ditty 1 - Pin it on

Rubies Phonics - Handwriting

Emerald's Phonics - Purple Book 5 - Tag

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Friday 5th February

Good morning. Another Friday already!

It was great to hear that so many of you really enjoyed your measuring investigation yesterday.

Here is your home learning for today.  I have reattached the 'Tim and Tom' book for Emeralds as you will be reading it in phonics. 

Have a lovely day.

Home Learning for Friday 5th February

Tim and Tom book

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Thursday 4th February

Hello everyone!  I hope you are all having a good week.

Here is the PDF with all of today's home learning.  I've also put Rubies 'Sit' ditty here again because you'll be reading it in today's phonics.

Have a great day and do get in touch with any question, concerns or to share your wonderful work. 

Home learning for Thursday 4th February

'Sit' Ditty for Rubies

Wednesday 3rd February

Good morning and welcome to Wednesday's home learning:

Wednesday 3rd February - Home Learning

Emerald's Phonics - Get Writing - Tim and Tom

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Tuesday 2nd February

Good morning everyone. Here is today's home learning pack and the resources.
Tuesday 2nd February - Home Learning

Rubies Phonics - Ditty 3 - Sit

I am an Amazing Person - Wellbeing Activity Suggestion

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Monday 1st February

Good morning lovely Ash class and welcome to Monday, the first day of February. Please click on the home learning pack below to find details of what we've planned for today, including our welcome to the week message. PDF's are embedded in the daily plan but are also available via the direct links below:
Monday 1st February - Home Learning Pack

Emerald's Phonics - Tim and Tom - Purple Book 4

Year 1 - Monday's Maths Task

Wellbeing Suggestion - Mindfulness Colouring

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Friday 29th January

Good morning and happy Friday! Nearly the weekend. 😊

Here is your learning for today; thank you for working so hard this week.

I'm looking forward to seeing some of you on Zoom later.

Have a great day!

Friday 29th January - Home Learning

Big Blob and Baby Blob reading book

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Thursday 28th January

Hello again, Ash Class.  Here is your home learning for today.  

Have fun!

Thursday 28th January - Home Learning

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Wednesday 27th January

Good morning Ash class and welcome to Wednesday. We love, love, love all your skeleton work this week - keep it up, everyone.

Here is everything you'll need for today:

Wednesday 27th January - Home Learning

Emerald's Phonics

Funnybones Speech Bubbles

Funnybones Scene

Funnybones Characters

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Tuesday 26th January

Good morning lovely Ash class and happy Tuesday. Here is everything you'll need for today:

Tuesday 26th January - Home Learning

Maths - Year 1

Rubies Phonics: Ditty 2: Bad dog

English - Label the Skeleton

Skull images for Art

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Monday 25th January

Good morning everyone and welcome to a brand new week. Can you believe it's week four already!? 

Here's the plan for the day and all the resources you'll need:

Monday 25th January - Home Learning

PE Grid for Week 4

Emerald's Reading - Big Blob and Baby Blob

Life-Size Skeleton

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Friday 22nd January

Hello again, everyone!

Here is the link for today's learning. 

I hope everyone managed to access the learning yesterday; I know there were a few issues with the videos for some people.  If you are ever struggling to view the videos, please do get in touch and I will see what I can do to help. 

Have a great day. 😊

Home learning for Friday 22nd January

'A bad fox' story - purple book 2

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Thursday 21st January

Good morning, Ash class.  Here is the link for today's learning. 

As always, please do get in touch with any questions or problems. 

Have a lovely day! 

Home Learning for Thursday 21st January

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Wednesday 20th January

Good morning lovely Ash class. Here are all the links for today's activities:

Wednesday 20th January

Emerald's Get Writing Sheet

Maths Game Boards

Bug Fact File

Stay safe everyone x

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Tuesday 19th January

Good morning everyone and happy Tuesday :)

Here's today's home learning - I've tried to include all the links within the daily pack but have added PDFs here, just in case they don't work.

Tuesday 19th - Home Learning Pack

Rubies Phonics - Ditty Card 1

English - Mavis' Golden Words

Topic - Bug Hunt Recording Sheet

Have a great day.

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Monday 18th January

Good morning fabulous Ash children and welcome to the third week of home learning. We do hope that you all had a fantastic weekend. 

Here are all the links and resources for today.
Monday 18th January

Week 3 PE Grid

Emeralds Phonics - Purple Book 2

Mavis the Magical Cat Story

Have a fantastic day :)

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Friday 15th January 

Happy Friday, Ash Class!

Please open the PDF below for today's home learning, the links are in the document.  Any problems or questions, please do contact me.

Have a good day and a restful weekend.

Home learning - Friday 15th January

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Thursday 14th January

Good Morning!  Please open the PDF below for today's home learning.  All the links are included in this document.  If you have any problems or questions, please do get in touch.

Have fun!

Thursday 14th January - Home Learning

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Wednesday 13th January

Good morning and welcome to a wet and windy Wednesday - is it raining where you are?

Please see the links below for all of our activities, resources and video links.

Wednesday 13th January - Home Learning

Bonds to 10 Recording Sheet Y1

Roly Robot Bonds to 10 Game

Emeralds Group - Purple Book 1

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Tuesday 12th January

Good morning everyone. 

Please click on the links below for all of today's home learning, resources and video links

Tuesday 12th January - Home Learning

Number Formation Rhyme Cards

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Monday 11th January

Monday 11th January - Home LearningPE Grid for Week 2

Rainy-Day Rabbit Story

Together, we can do this :)

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Friday 8th January

Good morning!

Thank you for all the wonderful work you are sharing with us.  Please keep sending photos and videos by email or Tapestry, when you can. 

Please click on the link below for today's home learning.  All the video links are included in the PDF.  Please do get in touch if you have any questions or problems accessing the tasks.

Home learning 8th January

Have a good day.

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Thursday 7th January

Good morning!  Please click on the link below for details of today's home learning.

Have fun!

Home learning information for today

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Wednesday 6th January

Good morning Ash class and welcome to day 1 of our home learning. This week, we have chosen to focus on the wonderful story 'It Was a Cold, Dark Night' by Tim Hopgood. It's about the cutest little hedgehog called Ned and his adventures on a cold, dark night.

Your first activity today is to snuggle up and listen to the story together. 

We've sent a link to the video via email as it's shared using OneDrive.

Can you remember what happened in the story? Pause the video on the map of the forest page - about 2minutes and 10 seconds and use this to help you re-tell the story in your own words to someone at home.

Your third and final activity for the day is to begin to learn more about nocturnal animals. Here's a PowerPoint which we'd like you to begin looking at today. 

Hibernation Facts and Tasks

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RWI Weekly Update - 27.11.2020

This week Ruby Group has learned to read and write the blends -ng (thing on a string) and -nk (I think I stink!) plus they've been finding out that the c sound is sometimes written ck.

SS1 - ng

SS1 - nk

We have now finished introducing speed sounds set 1 so, for the next few weeks we'll be focusing on any we don't know so well and reading/writing lots of CVC words. 

Emerald Group is continuing to practice the special friends from speed sounds set 1 and are enjoying the ditty stories.

We have created a home login area on the Oxford Owl website. Here you'll find lots of ebooks that your child can read to you or if you're looking for a new story to share together. Head over to https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ and click on the 'My Class Login' button on the top, right of the screen. Please see the Ash class email for further details.

Happy reading!

 

RWI Weekly Update - 20.11.2020

This week the Ruby group have learnt to read and write these sounds:

SS1 - th

SS1 - z

SS1 - ch

SS1 - qu

SS1 - x

Please practice writing these at home, spot them in reading books, out and about, around the house etc You could print off the sheets or write them outside with sticks, in bubbles in the bath etc

Use your speed sounds cards to make simple CVC words for the children to Fred talk and blend.

Emerald group have been enjoying reading their ditties and writing words and sentences. They will bring home the one they have been doing in school this week and a second ditty to share with you at home.

Please begin each ditty card by pratising reading the speed sounds and the top of the page. Read them in and out of order using a pencil or reading stick to point. 

Next, practice Fred talking (sounding out) and blending the green words. Point to each sound before returning to the first and swiping as you blend the sounds to read the word. Then, practice reading any red words. Read these words lots of times before you move onto reading the ditty.

Now read the ditty.

Once they have read the ditty to you, you can read it to them, adding lots of expression.

Finally, ask some questions about the ditty for example: What do the fins do? (flash)

This week we have asked the children to all bring home two books from the 'books to share' boxes in school. Please share these books with your children but do not expect them to read every word. 

Please continue to write their reading activities including practising with speed sounds cards in their home reading diary.

It was lovely to be able to speak to you all last week and talk about how your wonderful children have settled into Ash class this year. During these, we had a number of parents ask us for help and guidance on how to support their child with learning phonics and many of you were referred to our class web page. If you take a look on this page there is an update each week about what we've been learning with some support materials, there's a parent booklet and a video link too. 

If you head to Amazon.co.uk they sell packs of RWI letter sound cards which are similar to the ones we use in class. You can use these to practice the sounds and build simple words for the children to 'Fred Talk' and blend. I've attached a link here:

RWI Flashcards for Home

RWI Weekly Update - 13.11.2020

This week Rubies group have learnt how to read and write these sounds:

SS1 - rSS1 - jSS1 - vSS1 - ySS1 - wEmerald's group have been pracising all of speed sounds set one with a real focus on the special friends th ch and sh. They have learnt that the c sound can also be written ck. Emeralds group have also been reading Ditty cards and will bring one home to share with you today.

 

 Remembrance Day 2020

 Thank you for all your kind donations for the Poppy Appeal; the children have enjoyed choosing and wearing their Poppies. 

Today, we talked about what the poppies represent and why it is important to be part of Remembrance. We looked at pictures showing fields of poppies and created our own using paints. Some children also chose to draw or make their own poppy to add to our display.

Remembrance 

 

RWI - Weekly Update 06.11.2020

This week we have learned: f e l h and sh (these are special friends - when they sit next to each other in a word they make a new sound of their own.

Set 1 - f

Set 1 - e

Set 1 - l

Set 1 - h

Set 1 - sh

 

RWI Weekly Update: 23.10.2020

This week we learnt c, k, u, b

Set 1 - c

Set 1 - k

Set 1 - u

Set 1 - b

Harvest Festival 2020

As we can't all get together in person, in church to celebrate as we usually do, each class has learned and performed their own harvest piece which we are sharing across the school, with parents and our local community via our webpages. There's even a harvest message from Father Peter. :)   

In Ash class, we have loved learning all about Harvest and the festivals we have to celebrate. We really enjoyed learning and performing our song Let's Harvest by Al Start. The words of the song made us think about how the tiny seeds we plant in the spring grow into the food that we harvest to eat in the Autumn. Learning about food is always fantastic fun :)

The film clip of the Ash Class Harvest Song is shown below.

 

RWI Weekly Update - 16.10.2020

Last week we learned the sounds i, n, p, g and o. We're loving our phonics sessions and are beginning to be brilliant blenders! This means we're able to blend the sounds that Fred, Fred talks i.e. Fred says m-a-t and we push the sounds together and say mat. 

Here are the practice sheets

SS1 - iSS1 - nSS1 - p

SS1 - g

SS1 - o

 

In Year 1 we're reviewing all of SS1, practising reading and writing simple words and learning to speed read some 'green' words. 

At St James' we use the RWI phonics scheme - we teach speed sounds set 1 at a rate of one letter sound per day and each day we not only review all our sounds but we also practice reading and writing with them too. Each week we'll upload a set of worksheets that you can print. They each feature a picture of the letter sound, the patter (how to write the letter) and space for the children to practice writing the letter sound themself. Please take a look at the Suppoting Parents leaflet, video link and letter sounds taught week commencing 5th October links below:

Any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Mrs Holt, our RWI co-ordinator. 

Reading at Home - Booklet 1

 SS1 - m

SS1 - a

SS1 - s

SS1 - d

SS1 - t

 

Ash Class Home Learning Links

Phonics Play

This is a brilliant resource for practicing those phonics skills and I have suggested having a look as part of the Learning Journey Ideas this week.  There are loads of games to choose from (we particularly like Buried Treasure and Picnic on Pluto for sorting real and nonsense words at school!) and you can select the sounds you would like to practice.  At the moment they are offering a free login using the following details:

username: march20

password:  home

Click here to access the site.

Reading

  • Keep practicing phonics sounds.  It would be brilliant if you had a set of RWI phonic cards for Speed Sounds Set 1. Go through these daily and use them to build simple, regular words for the children to read. You can also visit RWI online for links to phonics lessons on YouTube and Facebook.

  • Spend time reading together - this can be the school reading books put in the children's packs or a book of choice from home.

  • Oxford Owl is a super website that has a lovely collection of ebooks to download, for reading and listening to.  As an added bonus, these ebooks correspond to those in our school reading scheme.  These can be accessed by visiting www.oxfordowl.co.uk and going to the free ebook library where parents can register.

Further online links to fun activities, games and resources to support home learning.

  • Booktrust - a really fantastic website which is definitely worth a visit!  Here you can find lots of lovely interactive books to read online, Storytime videos to watch and games to play which link to reading, writing and maths skills.

  • Topmarks - this website contains games and electronic resources for all areas of the curriculum.

  • BBC Bitesize - this website contains games and activities for all areas of the Key Stage 1 curriculum.

  • National Geographic for Kids - games and quizzes about the world around us and primary resources too.  Have fun!

  • Numberblocks - sing along and learn all about numbers and their associated facts, solving problems big and small with the Numberblocks!

  • Alphablocks - watch as the letters of the alphabet tell stories and make words using phonics.  Play the learning game, watch clips and print colouring pages. 

  • Cosmic Kids Yoga - a fun YouTube page dedicated to Yoga, Mindfulness and Relaxation designed specifically for kids!

  • Jumpstart Jonny 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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