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WB 23.03.20

Home Learning- Week 1- Sunday 22nd March 2020

Hello Year 1,

First of all, I’d just like to thank all of you for your help and support at this time. This is a really challenging time for parents, teachers and most importantly, the children and unity and routine, in what may feel like madness, is one of the best things we can offer them.

In class, we have had many discussions about the importance of school and how to be independent learners.

To help with this, School have taken the opportunity to subscribe to many online learning programmes that will support you during this time period – we have discussed these all in class.
Purple Mash, Times Table Rock Stars, Letter Join and Spelling/ Maths Shed logins are stuck in the front of the orange books that have been provided to each of you, and I also have a copy. However, please ensure you are typing in your usernames and passwords correctly, leaving no spaces and checking for lower/upper case words.   If you’re having any trouble logging in to any programmes or need any help with Home Learning– please contact me on: hthomas@haddon.notts.sch.uk. I will be available on line to assist you or answer any queries you may have between 9:30 and 11:30 and 13:30 and 14:30 each working day so don’t hesitate to get in touch should you need  help.

Each week I will provide Maths, Reading, Writing, Phonics and other topic tasks based on learning I know we have covered in class. These tasks will be appropriate for their age and stage and where possible, will build upon learning already covered.

So here is an idea of the kind of things that will be set-

  • Daily Joe Wicks exercise video on his YouTube Channel- PE with Joe or Cosmic Yoga Kids
  • All children are expected to check their ‘2do’s’ on Purple Mash each morning- there will be task set and this is like their register so we can see who is able to log on or not.
  • Reading your book banded book and sharing a story together
  • Some book banded books are available on https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/20 minutes per day.
  • Writing task- Will vary each day and be sent out to you with weekly/daily notice.
  • Maths task- Will vary each day and be sent out to you with weekly/ daily notice.

I will also be sending a list of other ideas for activities to do with them, that link to current learning.

As well as this I have started a YouTube channel called missthomteaches where I will post videos for phonics and stories and on Twitter @missthomteaches or @haddon_primary where you can find more ideas/support with home learning.

We really want to support your continued education so just like during term time, as long as you are well, we strongly suggest that you complete all the tasks set so you do not miss out or fall behind.

As discussed, I can check how you are getting on with each activity and can ‘marking’ the online work as well as offering feedback.  The children can also write messages on Purple Mash about what they thought about the activity or notes for me to read and enjoy!

We will also be able to see when you are logging in. The expectation is for you to try and do at least 3 hours of work per school day (Mon-Fri).


Choose joy, 

Miss Thomas

Home Learning- Week 1- Tuesday 24th March 2020

Morning everyone!


I have set up the YouTube channel, missthomteaches if you want to head over and check it out- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxmwnT_Nl1KhplO3DxNVMNg


Over the next few days I will be posting some more videos of stories and Phonics content to help with your home learning. 


Well done for getting logged onto Purple Mash, I know yesterday there was a lot of problems with the programs because everyone was using them!


Hope you're all good and well. Keep sending photos into me on Twitter @missthomteaches or @Haddon_Primary and check work to see if I've replied on 2Do's. There might be a voice message or written one!


If you need anything don't hesitate to message me on the email provided, I would love to hear from you.


Choose joy,

Love Miss Thomas


Wednesday 25 th March 2020

Morning everyone,

Hope you’re all well and most importantly keeping safe and happy!

I hope the home learning set on Monday was helpful and you’re having some success in using it to support your children at home.

Thank you to everyone who has been logging in, sharing and having a try at some of our home learning. I have been so impressed.

If you haven’t already, could you please have a go at logging on to Purple Mash and completing the register activity in the mornings, just so I can see who is using different resources and know you’re able to access it, if you should wish to!  The issues with heavy levels of usage across the country seemed to have been sorted today and there’s been some brilliant work going on already! I have been busy replying to work and sending voice notes and messages so have a check to see if you’ve got one.
All personal log ins are stuck to the inside or slotted in to the orange book provided. I have a copy of all of these should you need them, just pop me an email at hthomas@haddon.notts.sch.uk and I can send them straight over.

I’d love to see any art/playing/writing/Maths you have been doing too, if you have time to drop us a photo, I’d love to see everyone and we’ll be sure to celebrate all the super home learning that is going on!

Here are some of the links again to the online programs available-

Purple Mash-  https://www.purplemash.com/sch/HaddonPri

Year 1 Wolf Class Page- https://www.haddonprimary.co.uk/home-learning/


Missthomteaches- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxmwnT_Nl1KhplO3DxNVMNg

PE With Joe- https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Go Noodle- https://www.youtube.com/user/GoNoodleGames




Phonics Play- https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

They have sorted problems with Adobe Flash Player now so it can be used on tablets too- https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/

Spelling/ Maths Shed- https://play.edshed.com/

Letterjoin- https://www.letterjoin.co.uk/

BBC Bitesize- https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

BBC Teach- https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach

BBC Supermovers- https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers

Times Table Rock Stars- https://ttrockstars.com/

Anything you need, drop me an email at hthomas@haddon.notts.sch.uk

Choose joy,

Miss Thomas


Thursday 26th March 2020


Just a hello from me! 


What have you all been up to?

Playing in the garden, choosing inside? Let us know on twitter or comment below too!


Yesterday I planted some flower bulbs in my garden, can't wait to see them grow!


Choose joy,

Love Miss Thomas


Friday 27th March 2020
Happy FriYAY Wolf class! 

Hope you've had a friday funday and have a lovely weekend resting and playing.

Choose joy, 

Love Miss Thomas