Thank You

I’d just like to say thank you to all the parents and their wonderful children. Despite the unique circumstances, it’s been a special year and one which I will not forget. They are a very harmonious class, keen to learn and always with smiles on their faces. I will miss them all a lot!

As parents, you have also been great. You have always been supportive of what we are trying to do at Rosendale and have encouraged your children as they have grown and developed. As we went into lockdown, I was a bit worried about the levels of engagement in home leaning but thanks to you, it has been fantastic. Many of the children will have flourished in other ways during this time and I’m sure you’ve enjoyed spending extra quality time with them and seeing first-hand what fantastic learners they are. Thank you also for the extremely generous gifts both at Christmas and last week. The voucher will go towards a piece of furniture for the new home and the rainbow will be proudly displayed in the planned summerhouse. And well done Ada for picking my favourite beer! 😀

I wish you all a fantastic break. Enjoy the time with the kids, rest up as much as possible and I am sure we will bump into each other in future years.

Last night I spent an enjoyable couple of hours going though all the photos I have taken of the class. Here are some of my favourites.

Activities 17/7

Friday 17th  July

It’s our last day in year 1!

Well done year 1 you have been absolute superstars. The whole of the year 1 team are so proud of everything you have done and how hard you have worked during such an exceptional time. A huge well done to your families and thanks for all your support. Have a lovely summer!

Maths

If you are very keen to work today here are some problems to solve and games to play!

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/mental-maths-train

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/shape-patterns

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

Play Sumdog for 30 minutes.

Reading comprehension

  1. What jobs did Rosa’s parents have? 
  2. What 3 places were not able to be shared by black and white people?
  3. What do you think about white and black people being allowed to do different things? Do you think it is fair?

Phonics: 

Phonics Play is currently free to access with the following details:

Username: march20

Password: home

Play “Dragon’s den.”

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/dragons-den

Read these sentences:

  1. Can a farmer grow herbs?
  2. Did a boxer hit a fern with a hammer?
  3. Can a stern rocker get up a ladder?

Challenge: Cover and write these down. Did you spell them all correctly? Did you remember your capital letters, finger spaces and full stops/ question marks?

Spelling

Spelling test of the tricky words you have been practising this week.

Ask someone in your home to test you on the words. How many did you get right?

Handwriting

Pushing numbers – Practice 2 and 3. Write each number 6 times each. 

Write down all of the numbers that you can think of between 1 and 50 that include any of these numbers. How many did you find?

Art

Make a memory box for your special things with Mrs Johnstone

https://artatrosendaleprimaryschool.wordpress.com/2020/05/15/thinking-inside-the-box/

Well-being

Create a ‘this is me’ poster!

Music appreciation

Our final song is from the newest Bond film, No Time to Die, which will be released later this year. 

Billy Eilish – No Time to Die

Poetry appreciation

Lewis Carroll – The Jabberwocky 

Listen to a story:

https://rosendalestorytime.wordpress.com

Drawing activity:

Mary Poppins – https://youtu.be/KbHCxtg2sG0 

Have a wonderful summer!

Activities 16/7

Thursday 16th July

Maths

1)

2)

Play Sumdog for 30 minutes.

Phonics/Handwriting/English:

Reading comprehension

  1. When was Rosa Parks born?
  2. Rosa would not give up her seat on which type of transport?
  3. How long did the protest go on for? 
  4. When the protest was over, what was decided?

Phonics

Phonics Play is currently free to access with the following details:

Username: march20

Password: home

Play Train your brain

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/5/train-your-brain-ph5

Read these sentences:

  1. Is bread a treat or do you dread it?
  2. Will a deaf cat bleat to get treats?
  3. Can reading a book freak you out?

Challenge: Cover and write these down. Did you spell them all correctly? Did you remember your capital letters, finger spaces and full stops/ question marks?

Spelling

one, who, was, many

Spell them out loud using the letter names. 

Write each word on a piece of paper and stick somewhere in the house.

Handwriting

The Sliding Lines Group – Practice Z, K and Y. Write the letters 6 times each. 

Copy the names of these people and places Kenya, Yemen, Zambia, Kate, Zane, Yousef. 

Can you write down any more?

Art

Make egg box masks with Miss Conner

https://artatrosendaleprimaryschool.wordpress.com/2020/06/04/egg-box-masks/

Well-being

Music appreciation

This song is from the movie Goldfinger

Shirley Bassey – Goldfinger

Poetry appreciation

Roger McGough – The Sound Collector

Listen to a story:

https://rosendalestorytime.wordpress.com

Drawing activity:

T-Rex – https://youtu.be/K-9sADY_4YU 

Activities 15/7

Wednesday 15th July

Maths 

1)

2)

Play Sumdog for 30 minutes.

Phonics/Handwriting/English:

Freewriting

Look at this picture. You have just washed up on this desert island with 3 of your best friends. 

  1. How did you get here?
  2. Who are you with?
  3. What will you do for food?
  4. How will you make a shelter and fire?
  5. How will you escape or call for help?

Phonics

Phonics Play is currently free to access with the following details:

Username: march20

Password: home

Play “Flash Cards”

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/5/flashcards-speed-trials

Read these sentences

  1. Who thought they saw a mouse swimming through the water again?
  2. Where do you work?
  3. Where is the little mouse who likes to splash?

Challenge: Cover and write these down. Did you spell them all correctly? Did you remember your capital letters, finger spaces and full stops/ question marks?

Handwriting

The Sliding Lines Group – Practice V and X. Write the letters 6 times each. Copy the names of these people  Violet, Victor, Xavi, Vanessa. 

Can you write down any more? Choose two of these words and write a sentence for each.

Spelling

one, who, was, many

Write these words three times each. 

Spell them out loud using the letter names. 

Write a sentence using the word was. 

Write a sentence using the word many.

English

Freewriting based on the picture below. Don’t forget your capital, letters and full stops. When you are writing a tricky word, sound it out first. To challenge yourself, try to use lots of describing words. 

Dictation:

Listen to these sentences and then write them using capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.

You can pause to give yourself time to write. 

  1. Can a toe be jaunty?.
  2. Can a rocket launch in August?
  3. Will a haunted venue make you scream?

Art

Create indigenous Australian art with Mrs Johnstone

https://artatrosendaleprimaryschool.wordpress.com/2020/06/15/indigenous-australian-dot-painting/

Well-being

Guided relaxation with Ms Stainton

Go on to SeeSaw and show us how you look after your wellbeing at home. What do you do to relax?

Music Appreciation

This song is from the film Tomorrow Never Dies

Sheryl Crow – Tomorrow Never Dies

Use Chrome Music Lab to make your own music https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/

Poetry appreciation

Today’s poem was written for the author’s son who was going off to war. It is considered by many people to be one of the greatest poems ever. 

Rudyard Kipling – If

Listen to a story:

https://rosendalestorytime.wordpress.com

Drawing activity:

Jaws – https://youtu.be/jCV_MAr02xo