Do you like the picture of these little friends from a walk the other day? Lovely goslings.
This is the perfect time for spotting baby animals. Do you know what a baby hedgehog is called? It’s a cool name. Maybe drop it on an email for us, if you know or find it out! You could also tell us about any baby animals you see – maybe there is a nest in your garden.
Eid Mubarak to all those celebrating. Hope you have a wonderful time.
A big, big thank you to all of you who were able to join us on the Zoom talk on Friday. It was SO wonderful to see you all and your families. Well done for waiting patiently for your turns. Hopefully, you enjoyed all meeting together too.
Well, it’s time for half-term and we thought we would set you a fun series of challenges to keep you busy – all the details are below. We hope you enjoy them!
We look forward to seeing and hearing about all the interesting things you make, talk about and do. HAVE FUN!
With very kind wishes,
Mrs Burrows and Mrs Ovel.
Below, as promised, are the details of the Zoom meeting! Thank you for your responses, we hope you are able to join us. It will be nice to see you! If you have any problems with joining, please email either of us so that we can try to help.
If the children would like to show or talk about something they have done, that would be good or if they would just like to have a chat, that is fine too.
See you soon!!
Mrs Burrows and Mrs Ovel are inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Year 1’s Zoom Meeting
Time: FRIDAY - May 22, 2020 10:30 AM London
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Meeting ID: 713 9391 4392
17th May 2020
Hello Year 1!
Good Morning and Happy Sunday!
We have loved hearing from you all and seeing your photos, which, if you scroll-down, are posted for you to enjoy too! Also, there’s a special video message from the staff at BHCPS to all of you, so if you haven’t seen it yet, take a look!
(See homepage under Notice Board or Gallery option in “Children’s” drop-down box).
ENGLISH – see Oak National Academy lessons. This link will take you directly to Year1: https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-1 There are a range of activities, daily phonics, weekly spellings and daily lessons with “Miss Brown”. Lots to choose from on this site.
Also, in the resource box below, there is another Talk for Writing pack: ‘Pippety Skycap – A tale of Mischief!’ https://www.talk4writing.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Y1-Jane-Pippety.pdf. It's a lovely pixie adventure with lots of English challenges. Have fun!
MATHS – we are moving on to some measuring challenges and the White Rose resources below have some helpful worksheets.
Have a good week and stay safe.
Miss you all!
Mrs. Ovel and Mrs. Burrows.
Hello! Just a little note. As you know, we are trying to arrange Zoom meetings for you, so if you are interested in joining in, we would be grateful if you could please let us know which day and time would suit you best. If possible, it would be helpful if you would send us three options, by the end of the weekend, please. Many thanks.
A reminder of our contact addresses:
This week’s newsletter will follow, as usual, ready for Monday.
Wishing you all a lovely weekend. Please stay safe.
With very kind wishes,
Mrs Ovel and Mrs Burrows.
May the 11th, 2020
We hope you are well. How did you all get on with the VE Day celebrations?
We hope you had a lovely time and would love to hear how you celebrated.
This week we will be thinking about Ramadan, which is 23 April to 23 May this year. Ramadan Mubarak to all who are celebrating.
If you don't already know about it, the resources below will help you to find out what Ramadan is all about, who celebrates it, how it is celebrated and why.
There will also be opportunities for some lovely artwork and as a challenge, you could try comparing what you learn about Ramadan celebrations with the VE Day celebrations, which took place on Friday AND 75 years ago.
For English, see Oak National Academy lessons. This link will take you directly to Year 1: https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-1#schedule
There are a range of activities, Daily Phonics, Weekly Spellings and Daily Lessons with ‘Miss Brown’. Lots to choose from on this site.
We will be arranging some zoom sessions later this week, to catch up with you and see how you are getting on. Further details to follow. We would love to see some of your work and share it on the Class Page, if you would like us to.
We hope you have fun with this. STAY SAFE!
With very kind wishes
from Mrs Burrows and Mrs Ovel.
HAPPY V.E. DAY EVERYBODY!
We shall never forget.
May the 4th, 2020
MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU!! Why have we put that, Year 1? As a little challenge – find out! We have left you a clue.
We hope you are all well and had a good weekend.
In last week’s newsletter, we said we were going to focus on something special this week. Do you remember what it was? Here’s a picture clue:
So, your Mission for this week, should you choose to accept it, is:
We would love to see some of your work and share it on the Class Page, if you would like us to. We hope you have fun with this and have added some resources below. STAY SAFE!With very kind wishes from Mrs Burrows and Mrs Ovel.
This is a link to walks around Buckhurst Hill.
Tuesday, 28th April, 2020.
Well hello again!
With the weather changing we thought we would just drop you an extra note about your weather projects. You might find it interesting to see how different things look outside after the rain; not just the grass and the flowers but the sky too! We would love to see what you have been up to - weather charts, pictures, painting, writing, baking! Perhaps you could send us some photographs of all the lovely things you have been doing. No pressure though. We have both been trying our hands at various ways to keep fit and new challenges like sketching, for Mrs. Burrows and some new recipes, for Mrs. Ovel; when we're not busy working, of course!
Also, we had an email from one of our parents (any pictures can be given in at the school and if anyone has any ideas, please email them directly to the school to pass on. Thanks.)
'Hi everyone, I stopped to chat with one of my elderly neighbours (Betty, aged 92) yesterday. She lives by Buckhurst Hill Primary School and always stands at the window and waves to the children - it’s always the highlight of her day. Since the school has closed and we’ve been in lockdown she seems so lonely, one of her neighbours died recently. She has no family at all. She goes out EVERY DAY to the local shop at the top of the road (the shopkeeper is making sure she has everything she needs) - she really shouldn’t be putting herself at risk like this but she is craving company so she won’t let anyone shop for her.
I wondered how I could help her and cheer her up. I’m going to get my son to draw her a picture and write her a letter and I wondered if any other children might want to write to her too. I can print off letters and post them through her door if anyone would like to help or if you are passing her house, please wave and chat to her. Her name is Betty, she loves cats and foxes (she feeds the foxes every evening) and she has lived in Loughton/Buckhurst Hill since 1941.
I just feel so sad for her, if anyone has any other ideas, please let me know."
So, we are looking forward to hearing from you. We hope you are all keeping well and taking care of each other. We miss you and would really like to hear from you.
With very kind regards,
Mrs Burrows and Mrs Ovel
Health and Wellbeing Website:
For adults and children of all ages – have a look through mindfulness guides to calm body and mind and activities to fill time purposefully. From yoga with kids to gardening tips, we are sure that you can find something wonderful to do .
Every week we are posting new material to help you engage with nature in the best way you can, through videos, photos and fun for all the family.
Advice and guidance site for parents/carers:
COVID-19 Pandemic Resource Hub for support and guidance during this time.
Good Morning Everyone!
We hope you are all keeping well, have had a good weekend and have been enjoying some of the tasks we have shared with you.
Well, we are fast approaching May Day, which is a public holiday, usually celebrated on May 1st; now officially known as the Early May Bank Holiday. It is an ancient festival of Spring and currently, a traditional Spring holiday in many European countries. Dancing, singing and cake (yum!) are usually part of the festivities. This year, in Britain, it has been moved to 8th May to coincide with the 75th anniversary of VE Day celebrations, which we will focus on next week.
For ‘May Day’, perhaps you could design your own cake, card, poster or even have a go at making a mini maypole – perhaps with a straw and strands of wool. If you like, you could imagine having been to one of these celebrations and write a diary entry or story about it. You will find some activity sheets and a PowerPoint below. You could even have a go at Morris dancing, if you are feeling brave!
Just a reminder that many museums and some zoos have virtual tours, if you are looking for something different to do. There are a range of activities below, hopefully you will find them interesting. Stay safe.
With kind regards,
Mrs Burrows and Mrs Ovel.
Just to give you an idea of what you should see:
19th April 2020
Hi year 1 and Happy Sunday!
We hope you had a lovely, if a little strange, Easter break and enjoyed the glorious weather we had. Are you having fun completing the Weather project and investigating the shape shadows?
If you're looking for a bit of a routine, here is a suggestion:
9.00 - 9.30 - P.E with Joe Wickes (on Youtube daily)
9.30 - 10.30 - English activity - either reading, writing or grammar.
10.30 - 10.45 - Take a break!
10.45 - 11.30 - Maths activity
11.30 - 12.00 - Phonics play/handwriting practice (letter formation)These have proven popular with some people: https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/programmes/phonics/
12.00 - 13.00 - Lunch
13.00 - 13.20 - Quiet reading.
13.20 - 14.30 – Topic (Geography weather investigations and activities)
14.30 - 14.45 - Take a break!
14.45 - 15.00 – Word based activities (Maybe select 5 Spellings a week)
15.00 - 15.15 - Singing/Story
This is not a routine that we're saying you will have to do - just if you wanted an idea of how to plan the days. Please don't feel bad/guilty if you haven't done much at all in a day. Find what works for you as a family (and that might be doing some cooking, playing games, going for a walk away from others). It's a funny time for all of us and the most important thing is that we all feel as happy and safe as we can.
Missing you all, stay safe
Mrs Burrows & Mrs Ovel
White Rose Maths Home Learning
There are a series of maths lessons for each year group from Early Years - Year 8 (five new lessons are added each week). Every lesson comes with a short video showing you clearly and simply how to help your child to complete the activity successfully. Please enter White Rose Maths Home Learning and click on the link for year 1 work, but the curriculum for other years can also be accessed if your child is not working at age related expectations. See the Week 1 plan for more details on how to access this resource and follow the lessons through.
I See Maths
I See Maths have created daily 10 minute video lessons and maths activities (for both Key stage 1 and 2) to help develop reasoning skills.
For English activities and tasks please see below:
A newly enhanced service from the BBC is starting today - Monday 20th April:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons (organised by year group and then subject).
Another resource available from today: https://www.thenational.academy/ (If you click through onto Online Classroom, there is guidance for parents on how to use the resources).
Hello! We hope you are all keeping well and have been able to have a good weekend with all the sunshine to enjoy. We miss you!
Below you will find out your new Project! Please feel free to take at your own pace. It is a Geography project all about ‘Weather’. Something we love to talk about in Britain! It would be good to watch some weather forecasts too and talk about them together.
In addition to the things we have set out in the project, some other fun ideas you could try are:
We hope you find some things that interest you. You could also listen to The Four Seasons, by Vivaldi, with the children and talk about how the music for each season reflects their individual features. This link has a different picture for each season, which means you can just sample each season, if you don’t feel like listening to it all! https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=the+four+seasons+by+vivaldi&&view=detail&mid=76D8E1123C16F3EF14D376D8E1123C16F3EF14D3&&FORM=VRDGAR&ru=%2Fvideos%2Fsearch%3Fq%3Dthe%2Bfour%2Bseasons%2Bby%2Bvivaldi%26FORM%3DHDRSC3. (Any problems, just look up ‘The Four Seasons’ by Vivaldi, choosing Video as your search option).
We hope you have lots of fun trying different things and discovering interesting facts. Do feel free to let us know how it goes.
Take care and kindest regards,
Mrs Burrows and Mrs Ovel.
Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2
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Wednesday April 1st, 2020
We hope you are well and keeping busy. As promised, we have added some updates so that you can focus the children’s learning and fun! Hopefully, you have all started to find ways to make home learning work for you and your family, however if you are still trying to work out a routine for you as a family, don’t worry! There is no expectation that everything on the class page will need to be covered – there are a range of activities so that hopefully you find some that suit you!
The next two weeks will be the Easter holidays and later in the week we will be posting our Geography project based around nature and the weather, we will reveal all soon…!
Please remember to supervise your children’s online activity. Here are some links recommended by the government for parents concerned about online safety.
Miss you all! Take extra good care of yourselves and your families.
Bye for now!
Mrs Burrows and Mrs Ovel 😊
Week commencing 30.03.20
Good morning! We hope that you are all keeping well and have had a good weekend with chance to enjoy the sun, where possible.
To begin the week, here are some Maths sites which have been recommended, so we hope the children find them interesting. Please try the links below:
For books and stories, you may find these sites useful:
For anyone who hasn't discovered him yet, Joe Wicks streams PE lessons, on YouTube, live at 9am week days, called 'PE with Joe' or they can be viewed later on his channel: The Body Coach TV - YouTube. It is also a great time to be looking at how things are growing and changing in the garden, which is something we would have exploring in Science; it can also be a lot of fun!
We will be adding more updates later in the week.
For now, wishing you all the best for a safe and healthy time together.
With kindest regards,
Mrs Burrows and Mrs Ovel.
Websites for Children
Here are some online resources for your child to access from home.
This is a great website with interactive games and resources to support the teaching of phonics.
This website has lots of interactive maths games.
Another great website with suggestions for maths-related games and activities.
The Oxford Owl website has games and activities to support English and Maths.
Twinkl is used regularly in school and has a wealth of resources to support learning across the curriculum. They are offering free membership at the moment.
Numberblocks episodes can be found on YouTube and iPlayer. A great educational maths programme.
This website has links to various apps which can be downloaded from the App Store.
These are the Jolly Phonics songs in the order they are taught.
These are various songs which can be found on YouTube which the children enjoy.
Here are the Phase 2- Phase 5 sounds to practise at home.
Here also are some letter and number formation sheets.
Here are the first 100 words. When your child can read the first 100 words on sight, they can begin to spell them.
Welcome to 1B's class page. Our teacher is Mrs Burrows and our Learning Support Assistants are Miss Cassels, Mrs Tassie and Mrs Conti.
We will be posting lots of pictures of things that children are involved with during their day so that, with us, you can celebrate all that they are doing so well.
A newsletter will be posted here each week to keep you up to date and please do feel free to catch me, if you have any questions.
With kind regards and best wishes,
We have PE on Tuesdays and Thursdays. PE kit can stay in school and be taken home to wash every half term. Earrings are not permitted for PE.
P.E. Kit: Navy blue shorts and t-shirt.
White, navy or black trainers
Homework is sent home on a Thursday and is due in by Tuesday.
Toy Workshop - Thursday 10th October 2019
Parents' Evenings - 16th and 17th October - please send in any appointment request slips by Monday 7th October.
Half Term Holiday: Monday 28th October - Friday 1st November.