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  • Writing task

    Published 04/04/20, by Jennie Morgan

    Dear Maple Class,

    We hope you are all well. Both your teachers are missing you all lots!

    For your next writing task we would like you to write us a letter about what you have been up to at home. Are you enjoying doing the Joe Wicks PE everyday? What have you been playing in the garden? Have you read any good books? What are you looking forward to?

    Try to remember to include:

    • Finger spaces between words
    • Capital letters to start a sentence
    • A full stop to show the end of a sentence
    • Use joining words such as and, but, so, etc.
    • Use descriptive language

    You could also use this as a chance to remind yourself of our rainbow grammar to make sure your sentences make sense and are punctuated correctly.

    • Green - the subject of the sentence
      • I went on a bear hunt in the garden.
    • Orange - the predicate - what did the subject do?
      • I went on a bear hunt in the garden.
    • Red - the punctuation at the end, e.g. full stop, exclamation mark
      • I went on a bear hunt in the garden.

    Please could you ask your grown ups to take a picture of your writing and send it to us? We will then be able to send you a letter back!

    We hope you are all having a good time at home and that you enjoy the nice weather this weekend looks set to bring. 

    We are both looking forward to hearing from you.

    Mrs Morgan and Mrs Westie :) 

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  • Geography Project: The UK

    Published 03/04/20, by Claire Jones
    Home learning packs are making their way to you today via our wonderful Crossdale team! We hope they find you in the next few days. In your pack there is an Easter English and maths activity pack as well as two topics (one history, one geography).
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  • Home Learning; Reassurance & Resources

    Published 30/03/20, by Fru Westmorland
    We know that all families are different and have different pressures at home at the moment. We've had some people contacting us worried that they're not doing enough and some asking for more, so here is hopefully a reassuring guide as well as
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  • NEW Class email address

    Published 27/03/20, by Fru Westmorland
    Hello again lovely Year Ones and grown ups! We now have a new class email address for you to use to email questions to us during the school closure about home learning or  to simply keep in touch with us by sharing pictures or news of things
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  • We miss You!

    Published 26/03/20, by Fru Westmorland
    Hello lovely Year Ones! Well, we have nearly had a week without you and my goodness are we missing you! It's been so lovely having the sun shine and I'm sure you'll all have been making the most of it by playing outside! I know lots
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  • TRICKY TRACKERS

    Published 24/03/20, by Claire Jones
    Please find attached the Tricky Trackers that we use in school - from 1 -8. There are also instructions attached. These are really important to help your child to learn common words that come up in their reading that they cannot read using their soun
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  • ENGLiSH AND MATHS WOrkSHEETS

    Published 24/03/20, by Claire Jones
    There are many really good websites offering help with teaching and learning during this home learning period. One which we have stumbled across that we feel is particularly good is provided by Hamilton Trust. They have both English and Maths dail
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  • LOGIN HELP

    Published 24/03/20, by Claire Jones

    If you have any issues with your logins for the usual websites that we direct you to and set work from (doodle, spelling shed, mymaths) then please email: password@crossdaleschool.com

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  • Phonics AND READING Support

    Published 23/03/20, by Claire Jones

    As you saw from Mrs Morgan's blog yesterday, there are some live RWI tutorials available this week.

    I have also included a link (below) to support you in working with your child in learning to read.

    youtube.com/watch?v=i5O4yvZSOsc

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  • Phonics home learning

    Published 22/03/20, by Jennie Morgan
    There is lots of useful content on various social media platforms at the moment to support home learning. Ruth Miskin, who created the phonics scheme we follow, is doing daily phonics sessions via Facebook and You Tube. Set 1 speed sounds: 9:30am
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  • Florence Nightingale Homework

    Published 18/03/20, by Claire Jones
    We will be starting our new topic tomorrow afternoon! We are excited to tell you that it will be all about Florence Nightingale. We are sure that the children will be coming home telling you all about the things they find out about who she was and wh
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  • Investigating Temperature!

    Published 12/03/20, by Fru Westmorland
    As part of our science topic on seasonal changes we did an investigation this week that would allow us to observe, measure and predict like scientists. We practised using scientific equipment and measured the temperature of water using a thermomet
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