Week beginning 6th July

Week beginning 6th July

J Birkby (jbirkby) on: Week beginning 6th July

Hello everyone,

Well it's been over 100 days since we last saw some of you, we hope you are staying safe and well during these strange times.

School is slowly returning to normal with the new office complete and the builders starting to complete the new layout in the old office space. I can't wait to see these new rooms complete in September!

It's really nice to see so many children back at school, enjoying being back in a routine, seeing some of their friends and being allowed to run around at playtimes! Of course, we have been working hard too!

I hope you enjoyed working on your postcards last week and I can't wait to read them!

Here's the work for this week.

weekly plan for 6th - 10th July

Remember if you are thinking of returning to school before the summer holidays, that would be lovely but please let us know as we will be able to let you know which bubble you are in and other information you need to know.

Keep safe and well,

Missing you all

Mrs Cowling xxxx

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Week beginning 29th June

J Birkby (jbirkby) on: Week beginning 6th July

Hi Year One and of course hello to all your parents and carers,

Well we have completed another week back at school.  We hope that you all are still keeping well. Some of our children have now returned to school and are enjoying themselves back at school with their friends. Morden Mount is opening to more children next week and due to this they are some changes to Year One. If your child has not yet returned and you would like them to, you will need to call the school to arrange this.

I hope that you are still staying safe and are still obeying the rules so that we can all come out of lockdown completely soon.

Here is the work for the coming week.

weekly overview plan

Additional resources to help you include

Monday(Literacy) - How to write a postcard

Fri(Maths - you don't need all of these)  -subtraction colouring1, subtraction colouring 2 or subtraction colouring 3  

Hope we will get to see you postcards this week.

Lots of love

Mrs Cowling xxxxx

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Week beginning 22nd June

J Birkby (jbirkby) on: Week beginning 6th July

Hello Year One!

I hope you are all doing ok. It has been 2 weeks since we opened our doors to welcome Year One back to school. 

It has been really lovely seeing the children this week. We have had lots of fun! Last week we checked to see how our beans are growing, they are doing well. We made seaside collages as well as trying to social distance and washing hands as well as having the class cleaned through the day. We all have our own work stations and trays with our own resources in.

We have been asked to post the plan for the entire week on Monday, as we are now in class and have lots to do!

Week 3 plan

The plan should be easy for you to follow and although we are printing resources for pupils in school, adjustments have been made on the planning for drawings/ online games  instead.

All teachers and TAs hope to see you all back very soon.

We're here for you when you're ready to return. Please email or call if you have questions and we will get back to you as soon as we can

Lots of love 

Mrs Cowling xxxx

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Week beginning 15th June

J Birkby (jbirkby) on: Week beginning 6th July

Hello everyone,
We have been asked to post the plan for the entire week on Monday, as we are now in class and have lots to do!
The plan should be easy for you to follow and although we are printing resources for pupils in school, adjustments have been made on the planning for drawings instead.
It has been really lovely seeing the children this week. We have been following distancing and washing hands as well as having the class cleaned through the day. We all have our own work stations and trays with our own resources in.
All teachers and TAs hope to see you all back very soon.
We're here for you when you're ready to return. Please email or call if you have questions and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
Take care,
Lots of love
Ms Birkby. xxx

Week beginning 15th June.docx

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Friday 12th June 2020

Friday 12th June 2020

J Birkby (jbirkby) on: Friday 12th June 2020

Hi All,

Hope you have are all doing OK!

I can't believe it has now been 12 weeks since we last saw you all at school together.

We will complete our first week back at school, numbers are low but those who have come back seemed to be enjoying themselves. This week we have completed lots of activities - writing, maths, planting seeds, painting, using our own individual pots of playdoh and making our own snakes and ladders games. They have enjoyed playing with their friends in the 'bubbles' and having picnic packed lunches outside!

Here are the tasks for Friday's learning.

Friday's Plan

Enjoy the weekend.

Lots of love

Mrs Cowling xxx 

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Thursday 11th June 2020

J Birkby (jbirkby) on: Friday 12th June 2020

Hi Everyone,

I hope you are all keeping safe and well. 

Here are the learning tasks for those of you at home. 

Thursday's plan

blank snakes and ladders board

Missing you all

Mrs Cowlingxx

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Wednesday 10th June 2020

J Birkby (jbirkby) on: Friday 12th June 2020

Good evening Year One!

Well, we had another successful day back at school. Children seem happy to be back and had adjusted really well to their new surroundings.

I hope you have been keeping safe at home and are still continuing with your learning.

Here are the tasks we have set for you

wednesday's plan

bean diary

Don't forget you can still use material on BBC Bitesize Daily lessons, Bug Club, Top Marks, Phonics Play and explore other home learning sites available online.

Keep Safe,

Mrs Cowling xx 

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Tuesday 9th June 2020

J Birkby (jbirkby) on: Friday 12th June 2020

Hi everyone!

Wasn't today an eventful day! Some of Year One returned to school today and lots of fun was had!

The children had fun , lots of singing and dancing, painting, playtime outside with our friends, as well as reading, writing and maths.

The children enjoyed having a picnic lunch in their classrooms with their teachers. My class went home saying they'd had an awesome day and that they'd be back tomorrow! That bought a smile to me!

If you are still at home we miss you loads and what to know that we are thinking of you all!

Here's the work for today.

Tuesday's plan

Seed book

Have fun and stay safe. 

Lots of love

Mrs Cowling xxx

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Monday 8th June 2020

J Birkby (jbirkby) on: Friday 12th June 2020

Good evening everyone!

As you are aware Year One will be returning to school tomorrow and I know that you may be feeling a little worried as things are very strange at the moment but I can tell you I'm feeling the same way!  I am really excited to see you all and at the same time I worried abut what is happening in the world around but we can work together to help each other.

For those who are staying home for a little longer here are the tasks we are doing at school

plan

don't do both of the activities below: 

time capsule              or                              home learning diary 

Keep safe!

See you soon

Mrs Cowling x

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Half Term Activities

Half Term Activities

J Birkby (jbirkby) on: Half Term Activities

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Hello everyone!

Here are some activities for you to do over the half term.

They're fun and you won't need lots of new resources for them. 

Please only do them if they are helpful and will be enjoyable for you as a family. 

Lots of the learning packs have been collected this week, if you haven't collected yours you can pop in from Tuesday to get it. 

I hope you've all been reading your Bug club books! I've just updated the books for those fabulous children that have been reading lots at home. Don't forget to complete the activities too.

If you have lost or forgotten your log in details, contact the school and I can sort it out and send it to you. 

Keep staying safe!

Jackie Birkby x

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Friday 22nd May

Friday 22nd May

J Birkby (jbirkby) on: Friday 22nd May

Hi everyone,

I can't believe we have been off school for a another half term! You will have all grown loads but hopefully we will be back soon and we will be able  to catch up!

I hope you managed to go outside and enjoy another lovely day.

Here are the activities for Friday

Friday's plan

Rameena's powerpoint

Have a lovely half term and for those celebrating Eid, Eid Mubarak xxx

Lots of love 

Mrs Cowling xxx

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Thursday 21st May

J Birkby (jbirkby) on: Friday 22nd May

Hi everyone,

I hope you are enjoying the lovely weather. I know I am. After popping into school to drop off some resources, I did my weekly shop before going home to sit in the garden to have lunch.

I spent an afternoon managing to speak to a lot of 1TC.

Lots of you have already collected "The Bad Tempered Ladybird " packs which I hope you are enjoying.

Here are the activities for Thursday, I hope you enjoy them! I enjoyed making my ladybird, my dog enjoyed it too! ( I wasn't happy with her!!!!) 

Thursday's plan

A note for parents, Mr Harris & Ms Chapman has issued a letter regarding the school's re-opening in June, please check the school website. 

Stay safe and see you soon,

Mrs Cowling

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Wednesday

J Birkby (jbirkby) on: Friday 22nd May

Hi its seems another issue with downloading the plan.

Let's see if this works!

wednesday's plan

fingers crossed xxxxx

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Wednesday 20th May

J Birkby (jbirkby) on: Friday 22nd May

Good evening everyone,

I hope you are all okay and are looking forward to the lovely weather.

I will start by apologising, some people experienced difficulties with the plans this week, I hope we have now sorted this out.

Here's the work for Wednesday

wednesday's plan

half past powerpoint

Keep safe!

Lots of love

Mrs Cowling

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sorry if you have experienced issues with getting the plans

J Birkby (jbirkby) on: Friday 22nd May

Hi parents,

I have been contacted about issues with the daily plans for Monday and Tuesday being blank when they are downloaded, so I have re-loaded them. 

Monday

Tuesday

Hope this works.

Mrs Cowling x

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Home learning Activities for 8th May

Wednesday 13th May

J Birkby (jbirkby) on: Home learning Activities for 8th May

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Good morning my lovelies!

I hope you’re all well, staying home & staying safe. 

Here are today’s activities.

You should be able to enjoy and complete these all by yourself. 

lots of love 
Jackie Birkby x

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Tuesday 12th May

J Birkby (jbirkby) on: Home learning Activities for 8th May

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Hi everyone,
Here are today’s activities. 
Sorry they’re a bit late today.

stay safe,

love from Jackie Birkby

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Monday 11th May

J Birkby (jbirkby) on: Home learning Activities for 8th May

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Good morning!

Here's today's activities. Have a go, but don't stress if you want to try it a bit later.

I hope you're all okay and staying safe. 

Please stay 2 metres apart from people not living in your home, if you're going out to exercise more this week. 

Love from Jackie Birkby

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Home learning Activities for 8th May

J Birkby (jbirkby) on: Home learning Activities for 8th May

Hi everyone,

Another lovely day, I hope you all managed to get out and enjoy some of the sun today.

I know officially tomorrow is a Bank Holiday and that our school would be normally shut but I have planned activities for you to do. Parents don't feel pressured to do them but I thought it might be nice for your children to understand why we are celebrating our Bank Holiday today on V.E day rather than when it should have been on the first Monday in May (4th ,last Monday).

Friday's plan

maths recording

medal

VE day

Enjoy the long weekend and make the most of the next two days as apparently Sunday is going to get very cold.

Lots of love and keep safe,

Mrs Cowling xxxx

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Home learning Activities for 7th May

J Birkby (jbirkby) on: Home learning Activities for 8th May

Good evening Year One and all your families!

Hasn't it been another lovely day in terms of the weather. I hope you're all well and staying safe inside as much as you can.

Many parents are worried that the activities are not getting completed please don't get too stressed out! Each day has been organised and activities should takeabout  half an hour to an hour. Make sure you and the children take a break in between and don't stress or worry if they're not feeling it today! 

Make sure that the children are reading regularly and are having fun!


Here is today's plan for activities.

Thursday's plan

Hope you enjoy today's activities.

Lots of love 

Mrs Cowling xxxx



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Home learning - activities for 24th April

Friday 1st May

J Birkby (jbirkby) on: Home learning - activities for 24th April

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Good morning!

Here's the final instalment for this week.

I can see only a few are accessing the site, so I hope this means that the packs are easy to follow. So many have collected theirs, I hope you're enjoying the activities.

I'm sorry if I didn't call you this week. I've had a bit of a cough and chest infection. I'm fine, but don't want to be coughing down the phone at you.

I'll call next week, meanwhile if you need anything please let the school know, they'll pass on any messages meant for me.

Take care,

Love Jackie Birkby x

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Thurday 30th April

J Birkby (jbirkby) on: Home learning - activities for 24th April

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Another sunny morning, it does make getting up a little nicer doesn't it : )

Here are today's activities, I really hope you're enjoying them and showing everyone at home how fabulous you are!

I called a few of you yesterday to remind you about the packs that haven't been collected. I am happy to deliver if you are isolating, or we can post if you live further away. Please just let us know.

The practical activities are much more beneficial to year one children than only having online work to complete. Their fine motor control is still developing and a practical approach to learning really helps them understand and retain information. 

I saw a lot of you on Monday when you came to collect your packs, which was so lovely. I'll call those that I haven't had the chance to speak to this week, it's important to stay in touch. You can use the opportunity to let me know if you need any help, advice or resources.

Take care my lovelies,

Love from 

Jackie Birkby.x

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Wednesday 29th April

J Birkby (jbirkby) on: Home learning - activities for 24th April

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Good morning!

I hope you’re all enjoying the activity packs. Here’s today’s, but don’t worry if you haven’t finished yesterday’s, as long as you do each day in order it’s fine. 
I’ll make calls today and tomorrow, so if there’s anything you need please let me know. 
take care,

love from Jackie Birkby 

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Tuesday 28th April

J Birkby (jbirkby) on: Home learning - activities for 24th April

Good morning!

where did the sunshine go?  
it was lovely to see some of you yesterday, when you came to collect your learning activity packs.  Mrs Cowling it in today, so you can pick them up if you couldn’t get there. I know she’s looking forward to seeing you as well.   
We’ve had some pictures in from you, which Miss Tina is putting up on the fence for everyone to see. We’d like more, so if you’ve done any rainbow art please drop them off when you collect your pack  

Enjoy the activities, show people at home how fabulous you are! 
Take care

Jackie Birkby x

Tuesday 28th April.docx

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Monday 27th April

J Birkby (jbirkby) on: Home learning - activities for 24th April

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Good morning my lovelies!

I hope you're all well and staying safe inside as much as you can.
Here is today's plan for activities.

The packs are ready for collection and I'm here until 4 O'clock, so you can pick yours up anytime. Please let us know if you are unable to collect your pack, we will deliver or post if you are self isolating.

Each day has been organised and activities should take half an hour to an hour. Make sure you and the children take a break in between and don't stress or worry if they're not feeling it today!
Saying that, I think they'll all enjoy this. Everything has been covered before and they are all familiar with what and how to do it. All activities can completed without the pack resources, but diagrams will have to be drawn etc.

Take care, Lots of love
Jackie Birkby

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Home learning - activities for 23rd April

Home learning - activities for 23rd April

J Birkby (jbirkby) on: Home learning - activities for 23rd April

Good morning Year One!

Today is St George's Day. St George is the patron saint of England. To find out more about St George please click the link below:-

St George's Day Powerpoint

An activity you can print off to do linked to this special day

colour by number

Today's home learning activities

Thursday

Continue to follow the rules and stay safe, if everyone continues to do this, then we will be able to get back to school quicker!

Missing you all lots

Mrs Cowling

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Year One - home learning

Year One - home learning for 22nd April

J Birkby (jbirkby) on: Year One - home learning

Good morning Year One,

I hope you all had a lovely day yesterday. I went out to do my family's weekly shopping before coming home to bake a carrot cake.

Then I completed a drawing with Rob, which we are going to try out on Thursday.

I am hoping to phone 1TC later today to see how thing are going and see if there's anything I can help with. I know Miss Birkby will be phoning 1JB this week too! We are all missing you and know that you will have grown loads when we finally come back to school.

Here are the activities for today:- wednesday plan

                                                     true and false sentences

Keep safe and see you soon.

Love Mrs Cowling xxx

P.S  I have received a link for a book from Mrs Mahoney which has been written for children about the Coronavirus and I thought you might like to look at it.

 Coronvirus book   

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Year One - home learning

Activities for 21st April

J Birkby (jbirkby) on: Year One - home learning

Hi everyone,

I am really sorry about yesterday's work. Miss Birkby gave me the job this week to upload the work this week but I had a few issues

1) the website crashed

2) it didn't work and then I had uploaded 4 copies

So we are trying again.

Hope you are all safe and managing to stay out of trouble!!

Here's the work for you to complete today.

Missing you lots 

Mrs Cowling

Tuesday .docx

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Year 1 Home Learning

April 20th -

J Birkby (jbirkby) on: Year 1 Home Learning

Home Learning April 20th -

Hi everyone,

Sorry for the delay but it somehow didn't upload ( teacher error!!!!!)

Better late than never1

Hope everyone is still staying safe.

Lots of love 

Mrs Cowling

a-kid-s-guide-to-feeling-lonely-pdf-ebook-2 (1).pdf

Monday.docx

The Gruffalo.ppt

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Year 1 Home learning

Home Learning April 20th -

J Birkby (jbirkby) on: Year 1 Home learning

Easter Break

Hello everyone!

I hope you're all keeping well, staying safe and STAYING HOME!

Most of the Easter packs were collected, but if you didn't manage to get to the school don't worry, they're still available from next Tuesday (14th) when we are open for Key worker's children. If you are unable to collect because you are isolating, we can try to deliver or post it to you, just let us know.

I hope your rainbows are coloured correctly and displayed proudly in your windows : ), you know how much I LOVE rainbows!

I was sent this link which Axel Scheffler has produced, it's a book about Covid-19 Coronavirus just for children - it's available as a FREE download. https://nosycrow.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Coronavirus_INS.pdf   It's fun and hopefully useful.

I have also been sent this free print out file:///E:/aaa%20homeschooling/My-Covid-19-Time-Capsule-1.pdf which is a booklet for children to complete with you at home. If you are unable to print it out, please let us know and we will print it for you at school and can either send it, or prepare it for collection. This isn't part of our planning, but is a nice activity which will allow children to practice their writing skills and discuss how they are feeling with you. 

The weather is beautiful and I desperately want to go out and enjoy it, but I'll have to wait until it is safer, as I'm sure you are all doing too. If you know anyone planning on going out this weekend, please try to speak to them about the importance of staying home at this crucial time. If we stay home now, we can all get back together quicker. 

Take care, 

Jackie Birkby x

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Thursday 2nd April

J Birkby (jbirkby) on: Year 1 Home learning

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Good morning! 
We hope you’re all ok. 
Here are today’s activities. 
love from Jackie Birkby

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Thursday 2nd April

J Birkby (jbirkby) on: Year 1 Home learning

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Good morning! 
We hope you’re all ok. 
Here are today’s activities. 
love from Jackie Birkby

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Wednesday 1st April

J Birkby (jbirkby) on: Year 1 Home learning

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Hello again, 

Here are today’s activities.
Have any of you seen our rainbow yet? Here’s a photo in case you’re isolating and can’t get out for a walk at the moment.

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I know Mrs Cowling made some calls yesterday,  I’ll be calling today and I can’t wait to speak to you! 
Don’t forget what day it is today ; )  Have fun! 
love from Jackie Birkby. x

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Tuesday 31st March

J Birkby (jbirkby) on: Year 1 Home learning

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Good morning! 
look at that beautiful sunshine! 
Ive asked Ms Chapman to hand out the blue folders tomorrow, for anyone that hasn’t collected theirs yet. 
I’ll be there Monday next week and Mrs Cowling on Tuesday, if you’d prefer to pick them up then. We are putting together a few Easter activities, which can be collected next week too. 
Let me know if you’d like an Easter pack when I call or FaceTime you tomorrow. 
Take care, look out for our school rainbow if you walk past the big playground.  
love from Jackie Birkby x

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