Welcome to Class 1
I just wanted to check in while we’re all away from school because of the current pandemic. I hope that everyone is staying safe inside and you’re all keeping your minds and bodies healthy. There is so much out there at the moment to keep us all occupied, I thought I would compose a list of some of these that you might like to get to get involved in.
Firstly, this guy has complied a great list so I take no credit for this (scroll down past the first few videos to all of the links):
Then I have found the following bits that I thought might be interesting:
PE with Joe Wicks Monday-Friday at 9am –live stream on Youtube or catch up on the 5 minute movers videos on Youtube too.
Wildlife with Steve Backshall –9:30 every week day on Facebook Steve is answering questions about wildlife etc.
Science with Maddie Moate –Weekdays at 11am Maddie and Greg chat on YouTube about Science and nature.
Daily dance classes with Oti Mabuse on Facebook. Live streamed at 11:30 but you can catch up with classes at any time.
Free access to www.themathsfactor.com–Carol Voderman’s website
Storytime with David Walliams at 11am on his website (lots of authors are doing this so it’s worth a search.)
Gareth Metcalfe has some Primary Maths problem solving resources and is setting problems too. Search for him on Facebook but be aware that lots of his resources of for KS2. There are few bits suitable for us though.
Mathlectics.com also have a free trial at the moment.
Chester Zoo on Facebook have loads of videos of feeding time and a virtual tour of the zoo.
Sport England have a Stay in, work out campaign full of information which is available at www.sportengland.org
These guys have a free pack that you can download
These yoga bits do have a fee but it’s not super expensive so might be worth a look:
Otherwise you can find Yoga on YouTube by searching Cosmic Kids Yoga – they’re child friendly videos.
Some online safety resources:
GymRun is the fitness tracker that we sign up to. This is his YouTube channel with some videos to have a go at:
Hamilton Trust – you have to pay for this in general but there are 100’s of resources available for free too.
Money challenges available here:
Science, Technology, Maths and Engineering resources available here:
Primary League Stars – a range of Maths, Literacy and fun activities:
The Entertainer have created a Boredom busting hub which can be found at www.thetoyshop.com/boredom-busting-hub
And the Scouts have created a document entitled The Great Outdoors which is full of ideas.
I hope some of these are useful. As always, do what you feel is right for you; there’s learning involved in everything and right now we all need to be feeling as secure as possible. We are here and would love to see what you’re up to. I’ll see you in Year 1’s Google Classroom hopefully after Easter!
Login details are in your reading record or were attached to the front of your pack if you weren’t in during the last week.
We have had a fantastic year, learnt lots of new things and had a lot of fun along the way. We are ready to move on to new challenges in Year 2 and are very excited to see what happens next year.
But for now we would like to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who has helped us this year; with trips and swimming and even helping us develop our reading skills. We really appreciate it.
We loved sports week and got to try out lots of new activities. We made our own smoothie using a special bike and we were very interested in how the whole thing worked. We also raised lots of money for Cancer Research by running with our friends and families.
We cheered on our teams at sports day and in the house matches and learned some good sportsmanship skills from the older children in school.