Year 1

Returning to School on the 17th June, 2020
Below is a video to share with your Year 1 children about the return to school on this date. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact school.
Although several families have been in touch to say they do not wish for their children to return on this date, we have still allocated every child a space in a 'bubble' in case your family circumstances change. 
I hope to see you all very soon!

Mrs Cornley

Year 1 teacher

Hello, I’m Mrs Cornley and I am so excited to be teaching Year 1 at King Street. I have been teaching for a long time and have taught from Reception to Year 5 and have absolutely loved every year group that I have been in. When I am not at work I love to spend time with my family and my dog. We love walking and exploring and generally being outside. I also like listening to music and dancing and so am looking forward to our music and movement sessions in Year 1. I am really looking forward to getting to know you and the children and we are going to have lots of fun learning new things. Our topics over the year will develop with the children’s interests, starting with thinking about themselves, their families and the local area, to finding out about the wider world. The children will also have opportunities to complete their own tasks and activities in the different areas of our classroom.

Tuesday 24th March 2020
A big hello to our amazing Year 1 class. 
I hope that you are all keeping well and that you are looking after your families. 
What have you been doing? Can you make a diary to show me all the things that you are doing please. Also, it would be brilliant if you could make a poster or fact sheet all about the Brainy Bunch to teach your family about them.  Then we could make a book with them when we get back to school. 
Are you remembering to be active for an hour a day? Harrison and I did the Joe Wickes PE lesson this morning and have been playing on the trampoline. 
I will put on the link to the PE lesson. 
At school, we follow White Rose Maths. I am also attaching a link to the home learning that they are sharing in the current crisis. 
Here is another joke for today...
Doctor: Why do you have a fried egg on your head? 
Patient: Because the boiled egg kept falling off!
Take care, stay safe, 
Love from Mrs. Cornley 

Miss Brown

Teaching Assistant

Miss Brown is the teaching assistant in Year 1.
However, it is a very exciting time for Miss Brown as she has started her maternity leave. We look forward to getting news about the birth of her twin boys very soon.
In the meantime, we are pleased to have Miss Lowery working with us in Year 1.

Fantastic news from Miss Brown...the safe arrival of her gorgeous twin boys.

Good morning Year 1 children and parents. 
So today is the first day of school at home! I hope that it is going well! I have done some Maths with Harrison. What have you done? 
Remember everything that we have learnt about the Brainy Bunch...keep that Lizard in the friend zone! Harrison and I are telling each other jokes every day to make more endorphins in our brain so that we feel happy. 
Here is our joke for today - 
Doctor, Doctor, I feel like a packet of biscuits. 
Oh, you're crackers!
Take care. 
Missing you all very much. 
Mrs Cornley xx
Friday 1st May 2020
Hello to all of Year 1 and your families. 
I hope you are enjoying the first day of May.  We have been so lucky with all the sunny weather.  Are you managing to spend time outside every day? Remember, the sun is good for lots of the Brainy Bunch.  
I am really loving the messages and photos that I am getting from some of you through our eSchools page. They really make my day and it is great to find out about what you have been doing.  
The letter which explains how to set up each child's log-in is attached at the bottom of this page.  Remember to help your child change their password to make it personal to them.  
I have put several projects on for the children to complete.  They can be completed in any order. Please message me if you have any questions about any of them. 
I am looking forward to hearing from you. 
Good afternoon Year 1. 
I hope that you and your families are all keeping well. 
I hope that you are also remembering to read and to be active. 
Harrison and I went to walk Woody at the weekend and looked for more signs of spring.  What have you noticed? There are definitely more buds and some are even opening up.  We saw some lovely plants and flowers too.  
I will attach some photographs and then you can see if you can spot them in Spennymoor when you are out and about. 
Here is another joke...
What is a bear's favourite drink?
Tuesday 31st March
Hi Year 1, 
Can you believe it is the last day in March! It is definitely now Spring! Have you noticed the birds are flying about and looking for places to build their nests? 
Today I will attach some photographs of the birds that I have seen flying about in my street.  Keep your eyes peeled to see if you can see them in Spennymoor. 
Keep a list of all the different birds that you see.  Draw a picture of them and write their name and then you can keep a tally.  I look forward to hearing what you spot. 
When I was doing some craft with Harrison, I noticed that glue is spelt with 'ue' not 'oo'.
Another way of doing one of our sounds! 
Watch the youtube link to find out more about it. 
Missing you all. 
Stay safe x
Here is another joke...
What is the fastest vegetable?
A runner bean! 
Hi all, 
I am attaching some resources about keeping safe online.  While children are doing more home learning, it is likely that they are spending more time online.  At school, we do lots of work on e-safety and of course our laptops and iPads have installed filters to limit what the children have access to.  
The website that we use for lesson ideas when teaching about safety has included information for parents to use during the Covid-19 crisis.  There are also some activities that you can access with your child.  
Thank you. 
Stay safe. 
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Remember to use Sumdog to practise your Maths.  I am really pleased that some of you have been using it already. Keep up the good work. 

Wednesday 1st April
Hello Year 1!
I hope that you are all well. 
Did you play any April Fool's tricks on anyone in your family this morning?
I have just been for another walk with Mr. Cornley, Harrison and Woody.  We saw 2 birds that I have never seen before.  I came home and looked them up.  One was called a jay and one was a wren. I have added photographs of them. 
There is a really good app for practising your letter formation. It is called 'Blobble write'. Pleae ask your parents if they can get it for you so that you can keep practising forming the letters in the correct way. 
I have been teaching Harrison and Mr. Cornley all about the Brainy Bunch.  I remembered something that Gareth told us to help serotonin and endorphins and so everyday we are drawing and writing one thing that has made us happy.  
Please can you do this in your books and you can show me them when we are back at school. 
I have added links to songs that will help you with your tricky words. 
Remember you need to be able to read and write the words. 
Here is today's joke - 
Q. What is red and smells like blue paint?
A. Red paint!
Take care and stay safe x
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Thursday 2nd April
Hello Year 1!
How are you all today? 
We have been out to walk Woody and I saw a bird that I have never seen before.  It was running around the trunk of a tree and popping in and out of a hole.  I have looked it up and it is called a nuthatch.  I have added a photo of them to the bird photo album. 
Your new task is to do a story map for 'The Smartest Giant in Town.'
Also, have you been doing any art work to put in your windows to say thank you to all the people who are still working, especially the NHS? Harrison and I are going to make a big sign.  It would be brilliant if you can too.  Ask your grown up to take a photo of it so that I can see it when you are back at school. 
Well done to those of you that have been going on Sumdog regularly, you are superstars. 
I am attaching another video to help with your Phase 5 phonics.  I understand why we spell 'saw' with 'aw' not 'or' now! aw is another way of making the 'or' sound, like in claw, jaw, paw, draw. 
Can you write a list of 'aw' words and then pick some to put into sentences. 
Here is today's joke...
Doctor, doctor, my pet crocodile is sick. 
Are you sure it's not an illigator??!
Missing you all. 
Take care and stay safe x
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Friday 3rd April 2020
Hi Year 1!
I can't believe that it is the last day of term and I have not been with you.  I hope that you are all keeping well and are being good and working hard. 
Keep looking after your brain too and using all the things that we have learnt about the Brainy Bunch.  Make sure that you are getting enough sleep, going outside, exercising, drinking water and eating healthy foods. Remember to draw pictures of things that make you happy and if you can find a big enough stone, you could make your own memory stone. 
It is going to be a very strange Easter holiday for us all this year.  Harrison and I have made a list of things that we want to do so that we can still have a fun holiday.  Maybe you can make a list with your families of things that you all can do at home or in the garden. 
This is our list :-
baking Easter biscuits and cakes
making Easter cards and sending them to people that we can't be with
decorating eggs
junk modelling
making playdough
building a den (and maybe camping in it!) 
watching a movie as a family, all snuggled up
reading lots of books
finding new places to walk
playing a family board game 
planting some seeds
I can't wait to hear what you put on your lists and about all the lovely things that you have done with your family.  
Enjoy those Easter eggs too. 
Take care, stay safe,
Mrs. Cornley x
Easter joke - 
Q. What happened to the Easter Egg when it heard a funny joke? 
A. It cracked up!
Thursday 9th April 2020
I just wanted to send a message saying that I hope you are all enjoying your Easter holidays. 
Harrison and I made our den. We slept in it last night. He thought it was brilliant,  I kept banging my head on the roof and the floor was very hard! I think we need to improve it! 
This morning I was watching a blue tit hop about our garden.  It found a tennis ball and then pulled off some of the fluff to take for its nest. 
What things have you done from your list? 
Take care,  stay safe and I will message again soon. 
Mrs Cornley x
Hello Year 1!
I hope that you are all well and enjoying the Easter Bank Holiday weekend. 
We have been making Easter cookies and playing Monopoly. 
I have found a book that explains the Coronavirus to children,  I will put a link to it here. It is done by the person who illustrates lots of the Julia Donaldson books.
I have also put a link to a story I have read. 
Missing you all.
Take care and stay safe. 
Mrs Cornley x
Here is another joke -
What is Easter Bunny’s favorite kind of music?
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