St Gregory's

Catholic Academy

Parent Pay

office@stgca.org.uk

Spring Garden Road, Longton Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ST3 2QN

01782 235340

Part of

All Saints Catholic Collegiate

Welcome to Year 1 at St Gregory's

Year 1 staff: Miss Harper, Miss Defreitas, Mrs Salt, and Mrs Rehman.

Well done to all those children who have received a certificate this week! Keep up the hard work! :)

 

NEW READING INFORMATION

Children in Year 1 progress on to Accelerated Reader when they demonstrate fluent reading and understanding of texts. The teachers use teacher assessment to monitor this. With these circumstances we are experiencing this cannot happen.  We have decided that if you are not on Accelerated Reader and you would like to try it please email the Key Stage 1 email address to request your child’s username and password.

Please note that all children will be independently assessed on return to school to ascertain appropriate reading range, this may differ from what they have been reading at home. This is an opportunity for children to practise quizzing on texts ready for when they will be going back to school. There will be no Accelerated Reader book level given, however, you can continue to use your current book level to find books on Oxford Owl.

A parent guide with more information on Accelerated Reader will be issued with the username and password.

Hello Everyone. We hope you are all staying safe and well. 

Our home learning page will be changing on a weekly basis to keep you updated on new learning activities for you to try at home if you want to. 

We are all missing you very much and would love to see some photos of things you have been doing while we have been apart. Please add them to the St Gregory's Facebook page or email them to our KS1 email address: keystage1@stgca.org

Please use this email address for any queries you have so we can support when needed. Please state your child's name and their class e.g. John Thomas ED1 

All of our weekly learning packs will be uploaded onto the home learning page 

https://www.saintgregorys.org.uk/learning/home-learning-4

 

Online Safety Guide During Covid-19

Click here to access Online Safety Guide

 

PurpleMash - each child should have their own logins in their planners. 

 https://www.purplemash.com/sch/StGregorysRC

Accelerated Reader: 

https://ukhosted35.renlearn.co.uk/2248113/default.aspx

PhonicsPlay - Username: March20  Password: home

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/#

 

Topmarks - no usernames needed 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

 

e-books - In order to access free eBooks to read at home follow the link below, click on Oxford Owl for home  and register as a parent:

Oxford Owl free eBooks

 

Learn the song with Al Start : Singer songwriter Al Start teaches you how to sing and makaton sign this self-penned song

Song of the week

 

The Great Science Share

The national Great Science Share is an online event. This is a focus to celebrate the curiosity of children whether they are asking questions at home or in school. The website for GSS has resources that support parents with global themes and approaches to encourage children to ask questions that they can explore. Help your families be part of a national community focusing on science together by using this link

Click here to access Great Science Share

 

STEM LEARNING- Break a Flake Challenge

How strong is your Breakfast Cereal ?

The National Physics Laboratory ( NPL)  Outreach group have come up with a new initiative to encourage you to try some measurement science at home. These are instructions to some experiments that can be carried out with simple equipment you are already likely to have at home.

The first measurement challenge is “Break a Flake”!

To find out more visit: www.npl.co.uk/measurement-at-home

 

Explore at Home Competition 2020

We want you to help tackle the problem and use Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) to propose solutions to this challenge. You might start by finding out about a particular species that you can find in your garden or local area. You could research its habitat, if it may be endangered as a species perhaps because of changes to habitat, new predators or competitors. You could use this information to propose ways to help save this species by creating a habitat for it. You could create an entire habitat or devise other ways to help sustain this species. You can choose any species for example hedgehogs, newts, bats, birds, bugs etc.

Click here to view the instructions for Explore at Home Competition 2020

 

Home Learning Gallery

Here are some pictures of what some of you have been up to, please keep sending pictures in they are making us smile!