Welcome to Years 1 and 2
In the event of school closures, children in each year group take part in Zoom lessons. They then have access to all their daily learning activities via Seesaw, which includes teaching videos and coverage of curriculum subjects. There are a variety of resources and activities to support home learning below.
Seesaw Home Learning
Seesaw is our online learning platform, used daily for home learning during school closures. Please do not hesitate to contact the school office if you require any help in accessing your child's learning journal.
|SeeSaw Picture Instructions||[pdf 136KB]|
|Seesaw Presentation January 2021||[pdf 1MB]|
Learning at Home
Seesaw, an online learning platform, enables children to access activities remotely, upload photographs of completed work and respond to teachers' messages. Your child can ask any questions they have or share their work using Seesaw. The system is used weekly for homework tasks. It is also used daily for lessons during school closures, or when children have to isolate at home.
On this page, you will find some additional activities that will help you with your learning at home. The learning grids accessible via the link below have been designed so that you can choose activities in any order. There are also links to websites that will help you with your learning.
Oak National Academy has been established to support learning at home, and you can find a link to the Years 1 and 2 content below.
Parents and carers, please feel free to choose activities from different key stages if you feel that they are appropriate for your child's individual needs.
During assemblies each day in school, children have opportunities to think, listen to stories and music and reflect on values such as friendship, peace, honesty and compassion. They have an opportunity to share in a prayer, or thinking time, if they choose to do so. If you would like to access an assembly at home, please use the link below and then enter the password 'palmsunday' when prompted.
Schools are required to allow time each day for an act of collective worship, and you can view our policy here:
|Assembly 1 - Classroom Worship|
Virtual School Library
The virtual school library is a new initiative that gives children free access to books each week. It is provided by the Oak National Academy and the National Literacy Trust. Here is the link to access this new resource.
|Virtual School Library|
|Oak National Academy|
Listen to a Story
We have a growing library of stories that you may wish you to use with your child when learning at home. Some of them are familiar to children and link to nurture themes, such as anxiety, what to do with worries and other feelings and emotions. Others are well-known stories that children enjoy. We hope you enjoy sharing them together!
You can find the stories here:
Oak National Academy Daily Lessons
Oak National Academy has been established to support learning while children are unable to attend school. Each day, there are English, maths and foundation subject lessons provided in a sequence, complete with videos, activity suggestions and quizzes. Your child can participate in all of these, free of charge, by accessing the relevant year group. If you choose to access the lessons, children can use their school exercise book to record learning and then share their work using Seesaw.
|Oak National Academy Year 1 schedule|
|Oak National Academy - Year 2 schedule|
Tiddler by Julia Donaldson
The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson
The Selfish Crocodile by Faustin Charles
Lincoln City Foundation PE
A PE session with Coach Kat on the theme of superheroes.
Lincoln City Foundation PE
Another PE session with Coach Kat - this time, on the theme of dinosaurs. If you complete any extra sessions, you could share your thoughts and your results on Seesaw!
Phonics Practice with Mrs. Marlow
Mrs. Marlow's videos will help you to practise the Phase 5 phonemes.
Phonics Phase 5 - 'ay'
Practise your phonics learning with Mrs. Marlow. You'll need some paper and a pencil!
Phonics Phase 5 - 'ou'
Keep practising phonics with Mrs. Marlow!
Phonics Phase 5 - 'ea'
Can you hear and spell the phoneme? Let's practise!
Phonics Phase 5 - 'ie'
Phonics - 'ue'
Phonics Phase 5 - aw- phoneme/grapheme
Application Sentences -aw' grapheme
BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons
Each day, lessons are available for all year groups. Use the link to explore this free content to support your learning at home.
|BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons|
Pie Corbett's Talk for Writing Home Lessons
Pie Corbett's Talk for Writing strategy is used to teach children a rich vocabulary and to support drafting, structuring and editing writing. You can access units of work for each year group here.
|Talk for Writing|
|Home Lessons and units of work|
Mr. Broxholme's Geography and Science Quizzes
We have collected some links below which may be helpful to you in your maths, science and English learning! Gareth Metcalfe is a maths specialist who will be sharing 'live lessons' via a free channel on You Tube. You may wish to subscribe to these to help you with your maths learning each day. You can create a library account using the link below, or use existing details if you are member of Lincoln Central Library. There are lots of e-resources available!
|English Heritage Learning Resources|
|Learning packs for home use|
|Learning with Blue Peter|
|e-Bug Project by Public Health England|
|Hygiene and Handwashing|
|Government Home Education Resources List|
|Latest update April 7th 2020|
|I See Maths Daily Home Lessons|
|A dedicated channel for children and parents|
|White Rose Maths Year 1|
|Videos and daily challenges|
|White Rose Maths Year 2|
|Videos and daily challenges|
|Multipication Facts Practice|
|Komodo Maths resources|
|Online maths activities|
|Lincoln Libraries Login|
|E-reading and audio resources|
|Science and IT links|
|Home Learning resources|
Kiddle is a child-friendly, safe search engine for children. You could use it to search for facts, figures and pictures to help you with your learning.
You can find a large collection of online reading books here. They are arranged in book band colours and can help you to practise your reading at home.
You can find lessons for every day here. If your teacher directs you to an Oak Academy video in your learning grid, you can find it here.
Daily lessons for all subjects are available here. If your teacher directs you to a BBC video in the learning grid to help you with your work, you can find it here.
Home Learning Guidance - children with additional needs
Lincolnshire Councils’ SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) Advice Line Service have worked with recommendations from educational psychologists to bring together this resource to share with parents to help signpost to available support for children with SEND during home learning.
|Resources for Parents – Learning and Support @ Home 2021||[pdf 819KB]|
Internet Legends - Online Safety Activities for Families
Here are some educational resources, produced by Google, that can be used at home to help children to understand how to be safe online. They link to curiculum learning in school about e-safety.
|Legendary Learner Pack - Family Activities||[pdf 953KB]|
|Legendary Learner Wellbeing Kit Family Activities||[pdf 1MB]|
|Legendary Learner Wellbeing Kit Family Link Guide||[pdf 437KB]|
Maths Learning and Resources
Maths lessons are available from 'I See Maths' using the video links below. New lessons are available each week, and you can subscribe to the YouTube channel to access them live.
Virtual Maths Manipulatives
We use a range of practical resources in the teaching of maths, and you can learn more about our approach to teaching by following this link: http://www.themeadows.lincs.sch.uk/classes_and_learning/our_curriculum___assessment/maths.html
While at home, counters, small toys and dried pasta can be used for counting and representing numbers. You can follow the link below to access a range of counting resources on screen. We use physical versions of all of these in school, so we hope that they will prove to be a useful addition to maths learning sessions at home.
|Virtual Manipulatives for Maths|
|On-screen representations of practical resources|
I See Maths Lessons
Lessons from National Centre for Excellence in Teaching Mathematics (NCET)
NCTEM have produced sequences of lessons for children to access at home, and they encourage thinking, reasoning and problem-solving. The link below will take you to the menu of lessons. Below, we have shared a sequence of lessons which build an understanding of multiplication. If your child completes any of the activities, they can share their learning with the teachers via Seesaw.
|NCETM Maths Lessons|
Equal and Unequal Groups
Count in 2s
Units of 10
Count on from a multiple of 10
Units of 5
Football Practice with Mr. Hill and Mr. Benson
If you would like to try the challenges set by Mr. Hill and Mr. Benson, watch the videos and have a go! Challenges can be adapted and simplified if they are too tricky to begin with. The teachers would love to hear about your achievements!
English Learning and Resources
You can find resources to help you with reading, writing and spelling below. The comprehension activities include a text to read and some questions to answer. There are three levels of challenge, with 'three stars' providing the greatest challenge. You could read on-screen and use the questions to talk about what you have read. If you would like to record your answers in your home book, an adult could check them with the answers provided. No cheating!
Learning with Lincoln City
Here are some resources which have been provided by Lincoln City Foundation. There are some fun and practical activities which you can use at home to work on mathematics and spelling.
|Lincoln City Foundation Active Maths Challenge||[pdf 267KB]|
|Lincoln City Foundation Active Spelling Challenge||[pdf 151KB]|
Head and Shoulders
This video has been shared with us by Lincoln City Foundation. Stay fit and active while you are at home!
You can access PE with Joe videos at Body Coach TV on YouTube. Here is a link to one the sessions to help you to challenge yourselves and stay fit and active while at home.
Join Ollie Tunmer from Beat Goes On to learn some exciting rhythms and body percussion. There is a different session each day. All of the movements are then combined for a performance at the end of the week!