Fair Hill 
Primary School 
& Nursery Unit 
02897 532553 
jbrown397@c2kni.net 
Welcome to Miss Russell's Class 2019-2020 
trussell540@c2kni.net 
 
Our last 2 birthdays of the year 
22nd June 2020 
 
Hello P1s and Parents, 
 
I can’t believe we are beginning our last full week in P1. It’s been a very different year that none of us could have imagined. I am so proud of each and every one of you! Also a big thank you parents who have supported the home learning every week. Thank you so much for keeping in touch throughout and for working so hard. Mrs Turner and I both look forward to September when hopefully we can see you all again and catch up. 
 
I've just included a little link to a Time capsule booklet that you might like to complete during the start of the holidays and put away for the future as a keepsake for this very surreal time.  
I've created a little powerpoint of photos to remember the fun times we had in school before Lockdown happened.  
I hope you enjoy.  
Just click on the photo opposite to watch the Powerpoint. 
(click on 'slideshow' and then 'from beginning' and it should run through automatically) 
 
 
 
 
If you have time don't forget to scroll down to see all your lovely photos, examples of work and Purple Mash work that you have sent me over the last few months.  
It is absolutely FANTASTIC and a real credit to you. 
Next Monday morning (Between 9-11am) you can pop up to school to get your report. I hope to be there to say hello or give you a wave. You new class details will be in the envelope with this and a welcome letter from your new teachers. Your new teachers will either be Mrs Watson and Miss Craig or Miss Hylands and Mrs Knox. They are all lovely teachers and very lucky to be getting you. 
 
 
Now for our last week of home learning we are going to set sail.  
I hope you enjoy. 
Me: All Aboard me hearties! We’re off to sail the high sea this week. Get your sea legs ready, Anchors away! 
You: Aye Aye Captain! 
I hope you all have a lovely Summer and things start to relax more with the restrictions. 
Take care, 
Miss Russell x 
Week 10 : 22nd – 26th June 2020 
For Reading each day please continue to choose a book from either Collins Big Cat or Oxford Owl eBooks or Raintree. (If these are still available over the Summer it would be a good idea to read 1/2 books per week to keep your reading skills sharp.) If your child is finding the pink books relatively easy please keep moving on through the bands, Red Band, Yellow Band and then Pale Blue Band. 
Click on teacher sign in icon. 
Username: parents@harpercollins.co.uk 
Password: Parents20! 
Click on Collins Big Cat. 
Start with pink band then progress through red, yellow, pale blue bands when ready. 
Click on Join us at top right hand corner and join to gain free access for books. 
Click on Oxford Owl for Home. 
Click on Free eBook library. 
Click on Browse the eBook library. 
Scroll down and go to Levels button and then scroll down to Book Band colours. 
Start with pink band then progress through red, yellow, pale blue bands when ready. 
Username: UKfreeaccess 
Password: engage 
Go to tab 'Book Band Level' and choose the colour your child/ren is/are reading at. 
You can click the Audio button on the bottom left to stop the book being read aloud. 
Keep working on the high frequency words, especially Sets A and B. If your child is confident of these please move on into Set C. 
 
This week I’ve also set a few 2Dos on the Purple Mash website. To access these just click on the above black link and then the red 2Dos button after logging in and they should appear. 
 
In Literacy this week we are going to focus on some tricky words. Print out the booklet and do one page each day. Read over the words with your child daily. At the end of the week check to see which words your child can read independently. 
 
Monday 
Literacy: Tricky word booklet.Tricky word focus page 1. Balloon Tricky word colouring. Read the words together, pointing to each word as you read it. Encourage your child/ren to point to the word as they read it. Call out a word and ask your child/ren to find it on the page, swap roles and your child/ren calls out the word and you find it. 
Numeracy: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ Select Early Years for P1. Lesson 1. This week the book focus is Zog by Julia Donaldson.Story book clip on You Tube. White Rose Maths Team has prepared a series of five maths lessons for each year group, one lesson per day. Every lesson comes with a short video showing you how to help your child/ren to complete the activity successfully. No registration or passwords are needed. 
Topic: Introduce the topic of pirates.Listen to the poem Pirate Pete by James Carter. Watch and read through the All About Pirates Powerpoint with your child/ren. Powerpoint. Follow the instructions to make your own Pirate hat. Pirate hat instructions. 
Tuesday 
Literacy: Tricky word focus page 2. Key and locks tricky word matching. Write the words out on pieces of paper and put around the house/room. One word per sheet. Play Treasure Hunt. Call out a word and your child/ren has to find it and bring it back to you. Can they put it into a sentence just by saying sentence, no need to write. E.g. “I like going to the beach.” Here they have used the word I. 
Numeracy: White Rose Maths Select Early Years for P1. Lesson 2 
Topic: Tell your child/ren that you are the captain and they are going to be your pirates. As part of their pirate training, the children will need to learn some pirate phrases and do some pirate jobs. Each phrase they learn is accompanied with an action. 
- ‘Walk the plank!’ explain its meaning, then tell the children that each time they hear the phrase ‘Walk the plank!’, they need to walk in a straight line, as if walking along a plank. 
- ‘Scrub the deck!’ Explain to the children the meaning of the phrase and ask them to act it out. Remind them that each time they hear this phrase they need to act out scrubbing the deck. 
- ‘Avast Ye’ – all stand still and pay attention. 
- ‘Climb the Rigging’ – pretend to climb a rope ladder on board the pirate ship. 
- Ask your child/ren to walk/jog around the space. 
- Call out one of the pirate phrases. Can your child/ren very quickly perform the correct task? 
- Once your child/ren have performed the actions, they can continue to walk around the space until the next phrase. 
Wednesday 
Literacy: Tricky word focus page 3. Caterpillar tricky word writing. Repeat yesterday’s Treasure Hunt game. This time when they create a sentence write it down for them, keep your handwriting clear and well-spaced out. Here you are modelling how to write their sentence. Start with a capital letter, demonstrate a finger space between words, complete with a full stop and reread the sentence over again. Pretend to get stuck on a word and get your child/ren to tell you. When you have written a few now ask your child/ren to circle any words that are on their Caterpillar tricky word writing page. 
Numeracy: White Rose Maths Select Early Years for P1. Lesson 3 
Topic: Design a pirate ship flag. Flag sheet 
Thursday 
Literacy: Tricky word focus pages 4 and 5. Tricky words train and Beehive tricky word matching. Today you are reading, colouring and matching. Check your child/ren can read the words on the train. If they can’t don’t colour them, keep practising. 
Numeracy: White Rose Maths Select Early Years for P1. Lesson 4 
Topic: Sing and dance to the Pirate Life by GoNoodle Dance 
Friday 
Literacy: Tricky word focus page 6. Under the sea find and read. 
Numeracy: White Rose Maths Select Early Years for P1. Lesson 5 
Topic: Meet real live stingrays at SeaQuest Stingrays  
Topic: Learn to draw a shark folding surprise puppet Puppet  
 
Well done P1- I’m so proud that you have completed your home learning.  
(Yeah for Summer holidays!) 
Good morning P1 boys and girls, 
 
Your P2 teachers have sent a message to you and your parents. Click here to open your post. 
15th June 2020 
Hello P1, 
 
Thank you for sending in all your photos and videos last week of your bear work. I have really enjoyed seeing them and I’m sure you have enjoyed looking through them as well. 
 
Also many of you have been working hard in Purple Mash too with some great typing and painting going on. I’ve also really enjoyed getting your wee messages on here too. Keep up all the hard work. 
 
As we are now into the season of Summer we are going to the seaside for our theme this week. I hope you enjoy. Let's hope the weather is better than the forecast suggests!! 
 
Here are some extra ideas that I thought you might enjoy.  
 
Have a go at Calypso Flamingo Yoga at the beach with Cosmic Kids Yoga  
 
Learn to draw an octopus with Art Hub for Kids Octopus 
 
Meet Octavia a real live octopus at SeaQuest Octavia  
 
Practise reading tricky words Watch the You Tube Clip 
 
Hope you all have a nice week and stay safe, 
Miss Russell xx 
Week 9 : 15th – 19th June 2020 
For Reading each day please continue to choose a book from either Collins Big Cat or Oxford Owl eBooks or Raintree. If your child is finding the pink books relatively easy please keep moving on through the bands, Red Band, Yellow Band and then Pale Blue Band. 
Click on teacher sign in icon. 
Username: parents@harpercollins.co.uk 
Password: Parents20! 
Click on Collins Big Cat. 
Start with pink band then progress through red, yellow, pale blue bands when ready. 
Click on Join us at top right hand corner and join to gain free access for books. 
Click on Oxford Owl for Home. 
Click on Free eBook library. 
Click on Browse the eBook library. 
Scroll down and go to Levels button and then scroll down to Book Band colours. 
Start with pink band then progress through red, yellow, pale blue bands when ready. 
Username: UKfreeaccess 
Password: engage 
Go to tab 'Book Band Level' and choose the colour your child/ren is/are reading at. 
You can click the Audio button on the bottom left to stop the book being read aloud. 
Keep working on the high frequency words, especially Sets A and B. If your child is confident of these please move on into Set C. 
 
This week I’ve also set a few 2Dos on the Purple Mash website. To access these just click on the above black link and then the red 2Dos button after logging in and they should appear. 
 
For Mental Maths please work on the following daily: 
- Counting forwards and if able backwards within 20. Sing along with Mr Mc at the beach. Watch You tube clip. 
- Sequencing the numbers up to 20. 
- The numbers before, after and between within 20. 
 
Monday 
Literacy: Choose a book from Big Cat Collins Reading Books, listen to your child/ren read and complete the book review activity sheet. If you don’t have access to a printer, you could write it into your exercise book. Book review sheet. 
Numeracy: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ Select year Early Years for P1 . Lesson 1. This week’s book focus is Princess Mirror-Belle & the Dragon Pox. (Don’t worry, you don’t need the book to do the activities.) Story book clip on You Tube. White Rose Maths Team has prepared a series of five maths lessons for each year group, one lesson per day. Every lesson comes with a short video showing you how to help your child to complete the activity successfully. No registration or passwords are needed. 
Tuesday 
Literacy : Choose one page and complete the writing activity. At the seaside writing sheets. 
Numeracy: White Rose Maths Select Early Years for P1. Lesson 2 
Wednesday 
Literacy: Match the rhyming words. Ice-cream activity 
Numeracy: White Rose Maths Select Early Years for P1. Lesson 3 
Topic: You can make this as easy or as difficult as you want. Memory game. 
Thursday 
Literacy: Help develop your child/ren’s vocabulary by talking about what they can see in the seaside picture. Cut out labels and ask your child/ren to sort the words into sets that start with the same sound. Ask your child/ren to find each label for the picture. E.g. Find the label that says ‘sand’. Draw their attention to the first sound. When they have found the correct set say the word slowly. Tell them to listen for the other sounds. Ask “what is the last sound you can hear?” Seaside Scene Labelling Sheet. 
Numeracy: White Rose Maths Select Early Years for P1. Lesson 4 
Friday 
Literacy: Children often confuse the letters b and d. Use this activity to help your child/ren recognise and differentiate the letters. b and d Confusing Letter Sorting Activity. 
Numeracy: White Rose Maths Select Early Years for P1. Lesson 5 
 
Have a lovely weekend! 
 
 
Some useful websites for Home Learning 
PE 
PE with Joe Monday to Friday 9am Live on You Tube 
 
Literacy and Numeracy 
Carol Vorderman – www.themathsfactor.com 
IXL Maths and English – www.ixl.com 
 
Music 
Out of the Ark are releasing free songs with activities and challenges relating to each song 
 
RE 
Hope for Youth Ministries (Colin Tinsley Facebook) are hosting live assemblies on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays@ 11am and Sunday School on Sundays @10.30am 
Storytime 
Northern Ireland libraries are having a children's storytime each weekday at 11.30am. You can listen live or can watch any time.  
Opposite is a link for one of their stories, one of my favourites, The Gruffalo. 

Home Learning Photo Gallery... 
I'm loving getting to see all the exciting things you are getting up to and I'm sure your friends will too! 
Click on the pictures to enlarge. 

Home Learning Work Gallery... 
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Look at Poppy's beautiful butterfly- hasn't she followed the plan so well! 
Reuben followed the link 'how to draw a butterfly.' Isn't it amazing? 
What super sentences and  
drawing of Pip. 
 
Wow Frazer, you have been a very busy boy this week! 
Some fab reading going on here - keep it up. 
 
Anna B completed a super piece of work on the Goldilocks story. 
She has also created a letter wall - isn't it fab? Maybe you could make one too?! 
Look at this for excellent number sequencing - the whole way up to 40
Another 2 excellent pieces of writing about Goldilocks - you are a superstar! 
Wow, excellent work this week on the Goldilocks story, cones and your double numbers - you have been a busy bee! 
 
I absolutely love the look of your foam soap - I wish I could have a wee go playing in that!!! 
 
More fabulous Goldilocks work - fantastic sounding out in your sentence and great sorting too! 
 
 
 
 
 
Well done Rhys - great Goldilocks work.  
Great sounding out in your Wanted poster and some excellent number sequences! 
 
 
 
 
2 superb pieces of work Frazer - super sounding out in your apology letter and great doubles - you are working very hard! 
A super sentence and picture of your lovely chick - well done you! 
 
 
 
 
Reuben followed the You Tube clip on how to draw a teddy. Didn't he do an excellent job? 
Wow! You have been working your brain and your body this week! Some great Bear work and lots of exercise going on too - Well done you. 
This boy is more than ready for P2!!! He can sequence the numbers the whole way to 100. I couldn't believe it only I saw the video to prove it! SUPERSTAR 
Some great capacity work, writing and drawing going on this week - good boy! 
A P1 socially distanced teddy bears picnic - 3 great P1 friends and their siblings having lots of fun - I wish I could have joined in!!! 
Another great Teddy Bears Picnic - the invite is so well written and the food looks delicious! 
A super indoors picnic- unfortunately the weather wasn't too kind to us today. Superb invitations and menu and what a lovely spread.  
Working very hard on your Numeracy- good girl. Keep it up! 
Super sentences about the seaside with excellent sounding out- well done you! 
What a busy Monday!!! A trip to the beach with his new pup, the Penny Boat challenge(66 pennies- WOW) and a super Book Review! If that wasn't enough he also built an amazing castle with a drawbridge and his own Coat of Arms!  
Think you deserve a lie in tomorrow lol! 
Super 'b' and 'd' sorting today- well done you! You didn't let it trick you. 
 
An excellent book review- great sounding out and beautiful handwriting too. Well done! 
 
Look at all the fantastic work Tom has been doing lately. Isn't is fantastic? 
Well done indeed. 
Another AMAZING castle using lots of the 3D shapes we have been learning about- can you spot the cuboid, cylinders, cones and spheres? 
Well done! 
Superb work Frazer this week - great sound work. Well done you! 
Excellent work this week - you have been a very busy boy! Great sounding out. 
Some excellent examples of last week's Purple Mash work 
Click on the pictures to enlarge. 
Frazer 
Anna A 
Eva 
Suzanna 
Alfie 
Abbie 
Tom 
Sophie 
Will R 
Grace 
Anna B 
Oliver 
Riley 
Alec 
Kash 
Joshua 
Rhys 
Alice 
Tyler 
Poppy 
Ellen 
Calvin 
Emilie 
Reuben 
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