The Tyrrells School

Aspire, Care, Learn for Life

Week Commencing 27th April 2020


Don't forget to log on to Seesaw and share some of your hard work with us. We love seeing what you have been up to. We also love to see pictures of the other things that you are doing while you are at home, like baking, gardening, drawing or riding your bike - so please do upload these too! (1Br also have a special message on there from Mrs Daines and Miss Bradbrook - so don't forget to log on and have a look!)


Please, please, please continue to read with your child on a daily basis. There are links to suitable reading books on the Year 1 main page, with Oxford Owl and World Book Reader making lots of their resources free for people to access at the moment.


You should all have received your NumBots log in last week. We can see that many of you have been on tried this exciting new program, and are practising your maths skills while playing the games. Please keep it up! smiley 

Children should aim to play in Story Mode for at least three minutes, four to five times a week, in order to get the best out of NumBots, little and often is key. And if you haven't logged on yet - you're missing out! Please get in touch with us via email if you are having troubles accessing NumBots and we will try our best to help.

Maths Challenge

We would also be thrilled if the children had daily practice of number bonds to 10, 20 or 100 - so that they know these off by heart and can respond quickly and automatically to questions about them. 


This week for an ongoing maths challenge, we'd like you to watch the BBC Teach Round the Clock programmes with Sabrina and Tempo and think again about how we measure time.

What do we measure time in? How many seconds in a minute? How many minutes in an hour? How many hours in a day? How many days in a week? Can you name the days of the week in the right order? Sing the days of the week song if you need to. Try the Adventure Man and the days of the week game. 

How many weeks in a year? How many weeks (roughly) in a month? How many months in a year? Can you name them all? Can you sing the months of the year song? Play the Adventure Man and the months of the year game.

How long do you think it takes you to put your shoes on to go out for your daily walk? How long did you walk for? How long is your favourite television programme? How long do you read for every day? 

Make a note of how long it takes you to do something, like twenty star jumps or building a tower of ten bricks. Can you do it faster next time? If you do it faster, did it take more time or less time? Let us know how you get on by sending us a video on Seesaw.