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Friday, 10th July, 2020

Hello again,

It was a lovely start to our week this week, as we had the chance to see many of you in person! It was great to have a quick catch up and hear about what you had been doing during lock-down. 

We are finding it hard to believe that this coming week will be the last one for you in Year One. As always, we hope you find the activities fun for this week.

Stay safe over the summer, and we're looking forward to everyone being back in school in September.

The Year One Team.

 

 

Friday, 3rd July, 2020

Hello,

As always, we hope you’re all staying safe and well. It’s hard to believe that we’ve reached July already. One thing that we’re looking forward to this month is the chance to see many of you on Monday, 6th July, when you can come and collect your books, reports and any property you left in school before lock-down. Year One parents and pupils are invited to come onto the playground between 12:50pm and 1:50pm on Monday, and the Year One members of staff will be there for a short, socially distanced catch-up. We hope to see you there!

Here are two more activities from the speech and language team for you to try:

Simon Says… https://socialsolihull.org.uk/localoffer/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/05/Activity-33-Simon-Says-before-and-after.pdf

Syllable Sort.  https://socialsolihull.org.uk/localoffer/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/03/Activity-22-Syllable-Sorter-1.pdf  (This activity will help you to revise the syllables work you did in English last week.)

We hope you enjoy all the work we’ve planned for you.

The Year One Team.

 

 

Friday, 26th June, 2020

Hello again,

As always, we hope you've all been keeping safe and well. We also hope you've had a chance to get outside and enjoy some of the good weather this week (whilst still following all of the Government advice, of course). 

Here are some more activities from the speech and language team for you to try:

Word Tennis - https://socialsolihull.org.uk/localoffer/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/06/Activity-34-Word-tennis.pdf

Popcorn Stories - https://socialsolihull.org.uk/localoffer/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/05/3.-Popcorn-Stories.pdf

Have fun with all of our activities this week,

The Year One Team

 

 

Friday, 19th June, 2020

Hello again,

As always, we hope you’re all managing to stay safe and well.

On Thursday this week, the Duchess of Cambridge delivered an assembly for children to watch online. This link will take you to it if you’d like to watch it at home: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AI8ox2bX_rQ  The Duchess talked a lot about being kind to each other during lockdown, which I’m sure you’ll agree is a lovely message for her to share.  

Here are two more fun activities from the Speech and Language team for you to try this week:

The first one is a memory game, to test your children and yourself! https://socialsolihull.org.uk/localoffer/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2019/12/Activity-9-Memory-Pairs-Game.pdf

This is a game of silly songs – let your hair down and enjoy the nonsense that may follow! https://socialsolihull.org.uk/localoffer/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/05/Activity-32-Silly-Songs.pdf

As always, we hope you enjoy the work we’ve set for the coming week and that you are finding ways to make home learning work for you and your family.

Stay safe,

The Year One Team

 

 

Friday, 12th June, 2020

Hello again,

As always, we hope you’re all managing to stay safe and well.

Hopefully, you enjoyed the activities from Solihull Speech and Language Team, which we included in your home learning tasks last week. Here are two more fun activities for you to try this week:

https://socialsolihull.org.uk/localoffer/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/04/Extra-Activity-Indoor-Scavanger-Hunt.pdf

https://socialsolihull.org.uk/localoffer/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/02/Activity-20-Musical-Madness.pdf

As always, we hope you enjoy the work we’ve set for the coming week and that you are finding ways to make home learning work for you and your family.

Stay safe,

The Year One Team

 

 

Friday, 5th June, 2020

Hello again,

We hope you’re all managing to stay safe and well. We’re still missing all of those children who haven’t been able to return to school yet, and want them to know that we’re thinking of them.  

Solihull Speech and Language Team have provided links to their website, showing conversation topics and ways to develop your child’s speech and language. With the weather changing this week, this puddle jumping activity caught my eye: https://socialsolihull.org.uk/localoffer/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2019/12/Activity-8-Puddle-Jumping.pdf  

If you don’t fancy going out in the rain (or if it’s not as wet as the forecast shows), this activity from the Speech and Language Team links with the healthy eating activities included in our plan this week: https://socialsolihull.org.uk/localoffer/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/03/Activity-24-Fruits-and-Vegetables.pdf

As always, we hope you enjoy the work we’ve set for the coming week and that you are finding ways to make home learning work for you and your family.

Stay safe,

The Year One Team

 

 

Friday, 29th May, 2020

Hello and welcome back to the second half of the summer term. We hope you managed to have some fun family time over half term.

From Monday, we will be welcoming some children back into school. In order to prepare them for the changes that we have had to make to the school environment, Mrs Hashdi and Mrs Burke have made a short video to show them. This will be appearing on the school website over the weekend. If your child is returning on Monday, please take some time to watch and talk about this. If you’re not coming back just yet, you may want to have a look anyway to see what it will be like.  

Stay safe,

The Year One Team

Friday, 22nd May, 2020

Hello again Year 1,

It's hard to believe that we have done another half term! A very strange one for us all but we are so proud of how you have been engaging with the activities that we have set for you over the weeks.

Because it is half term, we think you deserve a little break so please take some time to have some fun! We will start to put up work again at the end of the half term week.

Take care and keep staying safe,

The Year One Team.

 

Monday, 18th May, 2020

Hello and welcome to week 9 of lockdown! We hope you’re still managing to stay safe and well, both physically and mentally. 

This week we’ve written our plan as usual, and you’ll find some extra resources below to help you with some of the wider curriculum areas.

As always, we hope you enjoy the activities for this week.

Take care and stay safe,

The Year One Team.

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 12th May

 

Hello again! We have received this letter from Arden Lodge Care home in Acocks Green, asking us to write to their residents as they are unable to see their friends or relatives during the lock down. A letter or picture from you would bring a smile and cheer to someone's day. 

One resident, Ray, sent us a painting of a rainbow and another sent us an Easter card.

If you would like to take part please write a letter, draw a picture or make a card and send it in to school by royal mail or come along to school and post your item in our postbox (we'll use our Christmas one) by the wooden entrance gates - remember to keep 2m apart if you meet anyone else using our school postbox by Wednesday 20th May.

 

To keep everyone safe please DO NOT write your home address on anything. Please use the school address and sign the letter with your first name only.

 

We will collect all the letters, pictures and cards you send to us and send them all together to Arnold Lodge.

 

School address:

Peterbrook Primary School

High Street

Solihull Lodge

Solihull

B90 1HR

 

Please see the attached letter above for a few more details.

 

 

Monday, 11th May, 2020

Hello again,

We hope you’re all keeping well and managed to enjoy the bank holiday weekend. Here’s a link that has some helpful tips for keeping everyone in the family safe and well – both physically and mentally.

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/876996/Easy_read_looking_after_your_feelings_and_body.pdf

As we’ve said before, the activities we have set for the week are meant to be fun as well as hopefully guiding you through your home learning experience. Do what you can and make it work for you and your family.

Happy learning and stay safe,

The Year One Team

Monday, 4th May, 2020

 

Hello again,

 

It’s hard to believe we’re starting our 7th week in lock-down. We hope you’re keeping safe and well, and are managing to find some simple positives during the current situation.

 

On Friday, 8th May, it is the early May bank holiday. It was moved from the traditional Monday this year in order to coincide with the 75th anniversary of VE Day, and there will be many special programmes on TV about this. Obviously, our Year 1 pupils are very young and you may be unsure where to start with a topic as serious as this. You will find some nice materials about VE Day on www.twinkl.co.uk and they may provide a starting point for you. Once on the site, search for ‘VE Day KS1’ to get materials most suitable for our age group. It is an important part of our history and may provide some interesting talking points for your family. After all, you may have family members who were there and who would enjoy sharing their personal stories with you - via a video chat or phone call, of course.

 

As always, we hope you enjoy the tasks we’ve set you for this week. If you’d like to share any of the work you’ve completed – or anything else you’ve done for that matter! - please feel free to send pictures of it to the school office via e-mail. Unfortunately, we cannot reply to your e-mails, but we would love to see what the children are doing at home.

 

Take care,

The Year One Team.

Monday, 27th April, 2020

Hello,

We hope you’re all keeping well and have been having fun with the activities we’ve set so far. This week, we’ve decided to provide one box per subject and bullet-point the different activities for you to try. As in previous weeks, the tasks set out in the plan are suggestions – you shouldn’t feel any pressure to complete things that you are struggling to fit in.

Here is a link to a website provided by the government, offering advice on learning at home. You may find it useful.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/help-primary-school-children-continue-their-education-during-coronavirus-covid-19

As before, if you complete work that you’d like to share with us, please e-mail it to the school office. Unfortunately, we cannot reply to your e-mails.

Happy learning and stay safe,

The Year One Team

Monday, 20th April, 2020

Hello and welcome back after the Easter break!  We hope you managed to relax and have some quality time with family.

 

Our intention with the activities we’ve set for the week (see document below)  is to provide inspiration for you to enjoy learning together.  We will not be checking up on you!  There is quite a lot to go at but you can select the right amount for you – don’t make it hard on yourselves!  We are aware that home-schooling is providing many different challenges and we do not wish to make life any harder than it is. 

 

For those of you who’d like to share with us the work you produce, please e-mail pictures of it to the school office ( office@peterbrook.solihull.sch.uk) as we’d love to see your child’s efforts.  Unfortunately, we will not be able to reply to your e-mails.

Have fun and stay safe,

The Year One Team

Friday, 3rd April

Good afternoon to all of our Year One children, parents and carers!

We hope you are all keeping safe and well and have enjoyed some of the activities we have set for your home learning over the past couple of weeks.  

Following what would have been the Easter break (Monday 6th April - Friday 17th April) we will be posting weekly tasks to be completed by the children so as parents and carers have a better idea of the work to be completed each week.

We send our very best wishes to all of you and your families at this difficult time. Stay safe and look after one another.

If you would like to send us any pictures of the learning and fun you have been having at home we would love to see! Please send any emails with pictures to: office@peterbrook.solihull.sch.uk   Your emails will be sent onto us. We will not be able to reply to any emails.

The Year One team.

 

In this folder you will find lots of ideas and activities for keeping your children busy whilst they're at home. There is quite a lot here to be going on with, and we will update the page as and when we find more things we think you might enjoy. 

 

I think we can all agree that the past couple of weeks have been quite strange, both for us and for our children. In school we have certainly noticed that pupils have seemed more worried than usual, as they're experiencing changes that they can't fully understand. For this reason, it's quite important that they have routines to follow if they're staying at home for an extended period of time. Doing similar things at the same time each day will help your child to feel more relaxed, as they will have some idea of what's coming next. It's often the unknown that causes anxiety.

At school, our morning routine is to do phonics, followed by English, break time, then maths. Afternoons are given over to reading, then other subjects such as science and geography. Obviously, you will plan your day to fit what's best for you (and it probably won't be as rigidly structured), but this information may be useful to some of you as a starting point.  We hope that, though the circumstances are very difficult, you will have the chance to enjoy some of the extra opportunities this time at home brings, sharing many new learning experiences.  

 

We wish you all the very best of health and are looking forward to our Peterbrook family being together once again, hopefully in the not too distant future.

Hello to all of our Year One children, parents and carers!

We hope you are all staying safe and looking after one another.

We just wanted to signpost you to some additional maths resources which are very easy to use and are from the same scheme which we follow in school (White Rose). 

Just use the following link:-

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

 

Just follow these four easy steps…

  1. Click on the set of lessons for your child’s year group.
  2. Watch the video (either on your own or with your child).
  3. Find a calm space where your child can work for about 20-30 minutes.
  4. Use the video guidance to support your child as they work through a lesson.

 

In addition to this you might have already discovered the maths factor created by Carol Vorderman which is currently offering free subscription during this difficult time. The link is as follows:-

https://www.themathsfactor.com/

We hope you will find these useful.

Peterbrook Primary School, High Street, Solihull Lodge, Shirley, Solihull, West Midlands, B90 1HR

Tel: +44(0)121 4302545 office@peterbrook.solihull.sch.uk

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