St Mary's RC Primary School

Full of grace, we grow and learn together

Hello everyone!

Welcome to the Summer 2 term. I hope you are all safe and well.

Here is the next set of home learning tasks for your child. Remember go to the bottom of the document and you will see the instruction 'download document' in green.

If there are any issues please contact me on the class email:

year1@st-marysrc.stockport.sch.uk

 

Take Care

Mrs McGrath

 

Ascension Thursday

This Thursday is Ascension Day which is 40 days after The Resurrection, when Jesus rose from the dead.

On Ascension Day we remember when Jesus went back up to heaven.

Please watch the film below and then have a go at drawing a picture of Jesus going up to heaven among the clouds.
You could then take a photo of your picture and send it to me at our class email address:

 

year1@st-marysrc.stockport.sch.uk



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcFw8pLBSIo

 

I look forward to seeing your pictures.
I hope you and your families are keeping well.
Love
Mrs Saunders

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Good morning everyone

Here is the next set of planning for the the next two weeks. I know that some have found they can't open the links in the past to do this you have to download the file first. To do this go to the bottom of the document and you will see the instruction 'download document' in green. Click on it and it then you can open the files. It can take a little while.

Take Care

Mrs McGrath

BBC BITESIZE

As well as using our Home Learning Packs on our class page you may want to have a look at some of the BBC Bitesize lessons which are suitable for your class.

Please click on the link below which takes you to the page for your class.

Have a look for something which is of interest to you as well as some of the topics we have covered.

There are some very famous people delivering lessons.

Take a look.....

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z3g4d2p

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Good morning everyone 

I am aware that there was a problem opening files so I have sorted it out now.  Enjoy the sunshine and stay safe and well. If you still have any problems either let school know or myself on

year1@st-marysrc.stockport.sch.uk

Take Care

Mrs McGrath 

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Welcome to the Summer term!

I know it is a strange start to the term but lets try our best together and be kind to each other until we are back in school learning and playing again!

Our key question for this term is....

How can we use the technology of God's World wisely?

So all the curriculum work, on the plan below, will be about technology and especially hats as Stockport was famous for making them. This links to the book 'Millie's Marvellous Hat' we will be reading when we get back in school. 

Please remember over the next weeks just to try your best with the work and don't worry if you can't do it all. I will be proud of you it you just have a go!

I look forward to seeing you soon.

Lots of Love

Mrs McGrath

PS remember you can email me on

year1@st-marysrc.stockport.sch.uk

HOLY WEEK

In school this week, we would have been taking the children through the events of Holy Week from today which is Palm Sunday up to the events of the Last Supper and Good Friday.

 

Here are some resources which you may find useful if you want to talk to your children about this most special week as we approach Easter Sunday.

 

Holy Week in Two Minutes

https://bustedhalo.com/video/holy-week-in-two-minutes

This video explains the events of Holy Week quite simply for our children.

 

Can we remind you of our Home Learning activity linked to this:

Produce a poster or double page spread about the events of Holy Week.

Think about how you can present your work creatively using words and pictures to show the events which happened in the week before Easter Sunday.

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Here is another activity which might be nice to do at this time too:

"Crosses of Hope"

The cross is not seen as the end of the story but a sign of the future and a sign of hope.

 

Design a cross which is bright and colourful. It may have prayers or words of hope on.

            

 

If children do design crosses, please send them to the class emails.

We would love to see pictures of them and we could share them on the school website.

 

Let us pray:

Jesus, 

May we feel the comfort of your love for us.

May we share that love with others

with the same generosity and gentle loving kindness 

that you showed to all.

Amen

 

David Walliams is releasing a free audio story every day for the next 30 days. The link can be seen below:

 

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

It is so important to keep reading and listening to stories during this time!

Good afternoon to everyone. The 5 a day link didn't seem to be working so I have uploaded the document separately. I will try to sort it for next weeks 5 a day. 

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HOME LEARNING PACK

Please find above the home learning pack for Year 1.

This has been put together for the next 3 weeks at which point it will then be updated.

Obviously, you will appreciate that we do not know how this situation will progress and so we will keep things updated as best we can.

 

You will find daily English and Maths activities for your child and then a range of activities from the other subject areas for the 3 week period.

If you have any queries about home learning, please contact Mrs McGrath Monday to Friday on this email address: 

year1@st-marysrc.stockport.sch.uk 

 

I will get back to you as soon as possible.

If you have any urgent enquiries please contact the school office.

 

I hope you all stay safe and well during this difficult time for everyone.

Kind regards,

Mrs McGrath

PHONICS PLAY

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

 

You will find free, fun games which pupils can access to support learning in Phonics.

 

 

PURPLE MASH

 

This is a website which the children use in school to support their learning.

This is a cross curricular website that enables children to explore and enhance their knowledge in a fun and creative way.

 

All pupils have a login which we will send out again this week. If your child is already off school, please contact school if you need your child's login. This site enables pupils to complete activities in a range of subjects through the apps available on their own homepage.

 

Should our school close for any length of time, teachers will set "2 dos" for the children to complete. Your children will be familiar with how to access and complete tasks in Purple Mash.

 

www.purplemash.com/sch/stmaryssk4

 

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HIT THE BUTTON

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

This website allows pupils to practise number bonds and general mental maths skills including times tables

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TIMES TABLES ROCKSTARS

 All pupils have a login for Times Tables rockstars and they can login at school or at home. If your child cannot remember their login, please contact your class teacher and they will let you know what this is. 

We are trying to ensure that all our pupils are fluent with the multiplication and division facts in order to increase their speed when calculating and problem solving and this is a fun was which engages our pupils in Maths activities.

Please click on the link below to access the TT Rockstars website.

 

https://ttrockstars.com/

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HOME LEARNING PACKS

The file below contains a bank of work which you can access for your children should you be in a self isolation situation at home.

There are a range of activities for your child's year group covering a range of subject areas. Some children may need to access work from another year group. All class pages have work available. Please contact your class teacher if you have any questions.

 

Should schools be closed for any length of time we would of course update and add work for your children to complete on a weekly basis.

 

Your child will receive an exercise book on Wednesday 17th March 2020 which can be used to complete this work. Work does not need to be printed off in order to complete it.

 

If you cannot access the school website please let us know.

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Year 1 2019- 2020

Welcome to Year 1

Welcome to the new school year. This term, we will be learning all about 'the People of God's world'; especially those who work in hospitals and keep us healthy.

In History we will be learning about Florence Nightingale, who famously who changed the role of nurses and how they were taught. At St Mary's we like to learn by experience so we have used drama to imagine the voyage to Turkey and what the nurses had to do in hospital.

We will also be learning about Mary Seacole, she maybe not as famous as Florence Nightingale now but she was then!

 

In Art we are learning about colour and how it makes us feel. We have already had a fantastic trip to the Whitworth  Gallery, a building around in Florence Nightingale's lifetime. We experienced looking a patterns and shading  colours. We used a map to find our round and answer questions about the art works.

Welcome to the Spring Term. Come and look at what we are learning and when.

Our curriculum question in the Spring term is,

"How do we care about the animals in God's World?

 If you want to know more, come and see the curriculum map that is up in our classroom. This shows how this question is investigated through all the National Curriculum Subjects.

Geography we will be learning about weather and the changing seasons, we be going outside and developing our observation skills .

Our history focus will be the about transport especially buses. We are looking closely at how life has changed through time and how we know about things that have happened in the past that impact us now.

Science this term is about seasonal changes and the animals including  human of God's World. We will be learning all about David Attenborough who  has made many programs about the natural world.

PE - this term will be on Tuesday with Mrs Callahan, this is a games unit, please ensure your child has a PE kit in school

We also make links with our school values of:

KINDNESS, RESPONSIBILITY, RESPECT, TRUTH, FORGIVENESS, JOYFULNESS and JUSTICE

Our initial English genre is instructions. We will be following lots of different instructions to make things and then making things  to then write the  instructions . 

 Our initial Maths focus is time linked to our Science and Geography topics, then we will continue with addition and subtraction by counting on.