Hazel 1

 
Welcome to Hazel 1!
 
 
2020 - 2021
 
Mrs Stockton - Class Teacher
Mrs Stubbs - Teaching Assistant
 
 
Summer 1
 
Rio De Vida
 
 
Come back soon to see our outstanding learning for Summer 1.
 
 
Spring 2
 
Magnificent Monarchs
 
and 
 
Take One Author - Julia Donaldson
 
 
We had a message from a young knight called George who wanted to know how to win a spear throwing contest.  We threw javelins to find out how to create a greater push force.. We learnt that the harder we throw something the further it goes.
 

Home Learning – Year 1

Daily Lessons for Absent Pupils

If you are absent from school, please follow the link below to complete your daily lessons.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/schedule-by-year/year-1

Always begin the daily lessons from ‘Monday’, no matter which day your first day of absence falls on. This will ensure the lessons are taught in sequence and you understand what is being taught.

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/  (Username: admin2619 and Password: angel)

Additoinal Lessons to Support Year 1 Learning

Spring 2 - 2021 Remote Learning     

Science

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zn77hyc/resources/1

Nine short clips to teach you about forces.

If you have a magnet, create a list of items around your home that are magnetic and non-magnetic.

Create a poster to show what you have learnt about forces.

History

Here are some websites which will help you learn about different monarchs throughout the ages. 

https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/members-area/kids/kids-rule-guide-to-kings-and-queens/interview-with-henry-viii-at-eltham-palace/

https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/members-area/kids/norman-england-pma/boh-interview/

https://vimeo.com/120476743

https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/castles/life-in-a-castle/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1k-LhWB4QaA

PE

Complete lessons 1 to 5 to help you practise your balancing.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/gymnastics-activity-balancing-2202

Music 

Creating Simple patterns 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/creating-simple-patterns-6rwk8d

Understanding how sound is represented by symbols

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/understanding-how-sound-is-represented-by-symbols-64w62t

RE 

 Learning about Judaism

https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/judaism-7011

Complete lessons 4, 5, 6 and 7.

Winter Wish Lists - Reading for Pleasure

At Birchwood, we have been working extremely hard to promote the power and enjoyment of reading for our children, as we know that being a successful reader is one of the key indicators to future success in life.

We pride ourselves on nurturing skilful and enthusiastic readers within school, providing children with memorable experiences such as exciting activities. Although we work diligently to promote reading within school, we value your support greatly in creating a positive reading culture at home; it is vital that children are encouraged to read high quality texts.

At the moment, we know that many of us are spending more time indoors than we normally would, providing our children with even more opportunities to read for pleasure in the comfort of their own home. For this reason, we have compiled a list of inspiring, excellent books for both you and your child to enjoy – both independently and as a shared reading book. On this list you will find some children’s classics, as well as some new bestselling books, and some award winning texts which have been celebrated widely within the reading community. We have selected these books to cater for a variety of reading tastes, and we have included books ranging from wild adventure stories, spooky ghost tales, books which celebrate diversity and difference, and those which promote kindness and emotional wellbeing.

Please click below to view your child's Winter Wish List. 

 
Autumn 2
 
School Days
 
 
Autumn 1
  
 Moon Zoom
 
 
This week, Hazel class took their science learning outdoors when we went on a hunt around our playground for properties of materials.  We searched for hard, soft, bendy, hard, shiny and dull objects.
 
 
Welcome to Chestnut and Acorn!
 
 
2019 - 2020
 
Miss Lowe/Mrs Stockton - Class Teachers
Mrs Tweed/Mrs Spong - Teaching Assistants
 
Hello Chestnut Class !! 
 
 
Hello to all our Fantastic Home Learners! 
We hope you enjoyed last week's learning.
This week we are off on our adventures with a 
Dinosaur who eats too much !!...
 
This week is our last week at school.
We hope you have a wonderful Summer
and we look forward to welcoming you back in September.
 
Remember to keep happy and healthy
and above all enjoy this extra time with your family. 
  
We would love to see some of the learning you are doing at home
so if you tweet your pictures, don't forget to mention our school @BirchwoodPrim.
 
Remember to keep yourselves busy and active.
We are looking forward to seeing you soon,
until then keep safe. 
 
From Miss Lowe and Mrs Tweed.
 
Jolly Phonics songs can be found using the following link
 
 

The DfE have set up a YouTube channel to provide daily Letters and Sounds lessons for children to continue to practise their phonics knowledge.

 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw/featured?disable_polymer=1 

 

In lieu of any opportunities for competition, or skill development, School Games have teamed up with Topya! to provide a platform for schools parents and teachers to recommend and even track activity levels. 

Children practise the challenges, then submit their best video using a mobile device to receive personal coaching feedback from the TopYa! team of experienced virtual coaches. Points are earned for each video submitted, leading to climbing leaderboards and winning prizes!

 

  • To access the app follow the following instructions.
  • Download the TopYa! Active app from the App Store or Google Play
  • Create your Parent account
  • When prompted to enter an Invite Code enter 23880 and then choose Primary or Secondary School League based on which type of school your child attends
  • Then create your kid(s) account(s)
  • Let them work on the activities on their own device or film and upload videos from your device on their behalf!
  • Local area page: https://www.yourschoolgames.com/sgo/queen-elizabeth/ Twitter @schoolgames_nw

 

Your children might be in lockdown, but their imaginations don’t have to be.

With now>press>play At Home, your children can access 21 Audio Adventures, complete with follow on resources. Whether it’s the Arctic, Ancient Egypt or a Mission to Mars, our Audio Adventures will transport your children to another world.  www.nowpressplay.co.uk/learn-at-home/  Password: nowpressplay

 

Remember STAY SAFE online too.  Visit https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/ 

 
Spring 2
 
Romp in the Swamp
 
 
Spring 1
 
Winter Wonderland
 
 
 
We started our Winter theme with a trip to the Snowdome.  Boris the Polar Bear visited us from the zoo and wanted to know what it was like in the Arctic so we decided to take him to the Snowdome.  We had lots of fun sledging and throwing snowballs!
 
 
Autumn 2
 
Gingerbread Man
 
 
During Autumn 2 we have learnt all about Diwali. The children  really enjoyed dressing up in saris, making their own diwa lamp, tasting Indian foods and exploring rangoli patterns. 
The children’s favourite foods were the poppadoms which they said “went crunch just like a crisp”. They also really liked the “soft, tasty naan breads”. 
 
 
Autumn 1
 
New Beginnings
 
 
We were very excited to have a visit from Louise from Warwickshire Road Safety. We learned all about the Road Safety Code and how we must always hold hands with a grown up when crossing the roads. 
 
To complete our learning about Goldilocks and the Three Bears we used Now Press Play. The children thoroughly enjoyed it and to quote one child said "Miss Lowe, this is awesome!"
 
We have also been enjoying exploring our learning activities showcasing all of the amazing things we have learned already! 
 
 
We have been working hard in Chestnut class, focusing on our learning behaviours and routines which the children are really good at! Our story focus has been 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears'. The children have thoroughly enjoyed acting out the story in our role play area and completing learning activities based around the story.