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Summer Term Week 4 - w/c Monday 11th May

Dear Year 1,

We hope you have had a great 'Bank Holiday Weekend' and are looking forward to the new activities we have planned for you. We are really enjoying sharing this topic with you even though we can’t be with you in person. 


It is great to see your work on PurpleMash and we look forward to reading your messages. There is also a record function if you would like to record and send us a voice message!


This week, when you’ve finished with all of the plastic containers in your maths and music tasks, have a look at the ‘Plastic Pollution Wellbeing’ activity where you can learn about how to protect the oceans from plastic pollution. 


You are doing so well in what is a strange time for everyone and you should feel proud of yourselves. We are definitely very proud of how you have adapted to this way of learning. It won’t be forever, but for now let’s have another good week of learning all about our Commotion in the Ocean topic. 


Take care of yourselves. 



A huge thank you to those of you who used the message function this week when handing in a Purple Mash 2Do activity. Please don’t feel that comments or questions have to relate directly to the 2Do task, this is a platform that we can use between us to make the children’s learning, and your facilitation of it, easier. 


Last week, some parents asked for suggestions on how to motivate reluctant learners! We looked carefully at the planning and deliberately chose activities that would be practical and fun to do so we hope that helps. Our other suggestions would be to work in two smaller sessions rather than one long one. Children of this age are developing their concentration spans and need activities to be short and varied to keep their attention.  In school, they are used to engaging in a focussed task with their teacher before taking part in something more practical or independently accessible. 


We have loved looking at the school twitter feed @RhiwbeinaPrm to see what pupils in the school have been doing at home. This is another way that you can share with us what the children have been doing should you wish to. 


We all recognise that these are difficult times and we are grateful for all your support in enabling the children to continue with their learning.  Please remember that we are providing a range of activities and don't expect you to be able to do all of them. We know that everyone's circumstances are different and you are all doing your very best. Thank you ... you are all doing an amazing job!


The Year 1 Team