By / 16th October, 2020 / Year1 / Off

With all the restrictions in place, how we learn at school is changing all the time. Home learning will also be changing as we will move away from Purple Mash to using Google Classrooms. Google Classroom is an excellent resource that will allow me to communicate with you in different ways and will allow me to see any work that you do at home.

The first step in moving to Google Classroom is to accept the invite that has been sent to you. Each child will be given a log in this week – it is on the new list of log ins that I have printed again for everyone;  can you please click on the ‘9 circles’ at the top of a google browser search page and enter your log in details. Please don’t change any log in details.

Once there, if they can click on ‘pupil’ and then on the classroom tab at the top of the page and hopefully you will find some work there on part whole and a short clip talking the part whole model through.

This will be the maths homework set this week. It is important that we all take the time to get used to this new platform so that we can be up and running if learning needs to move away from school in the future.

Other maths homework this week is to work on Numbots as this helps with basic skills in number.


I’ll be sending a book home for over the holiday. Please encourage your child to read it at least 2-3 times. Re-reading a text is important as it allows the reader to gain confidence and become more fluent. It also aids comprehension. In addition to this, I have set 2 books on Reading Eggspress – please read these and answer the quiz questions at the end. Remember to turn off the ‘read to me’ function at the top of the page.

In addition to reading eggs and a book, you could visit the library as they have a wide selection of banded books available (if you need further reading materials).  Or log in here – this is just for fun!


Year 1 spellings are on Spelling Shed

Your childs spellings are linked to our phonics coverage in year 1.

This week we are focusing on nk words, the children will be tested on Friday. Please take the opportunity to practise some of the high frequency words which will help the children in their writing.

Common Exceptional Words for year 1 is available as an additional game until the end of the Autumn term as these are very important for both reading and writing.

Thank you for your support with the work at home. It has been a very different start to the school year this time. Any problems then please get in touch. I’m checking Purple Mash emails so that is the best option if you need to speak to me directly currently. For anything urgent or general queries please contact the school office during term time.

Have a lovely half term holiday.

Mrs Lloyd