Welcome to Year One. Our class teacher is Mrs Leech and our teaching assistants are Miss Wisheart, Miss Sheard and Mrs Thomas. During the Summer Term we will have PE on a Friday Morning with Mrs Stamp. We will have new spellings and Maths Learn its to take home and practise on a Friday. We will also have some optional topic based tasks that we might enjoy exploring and creating at home – more details will be posted here on a weekly basis. Finally, it would be brilliant if we could read with an adult at home every day for ten minutes.
         

In Year One we also like to celebrate learning that we have done at home and we encourage one another to share projects, special news and places we have visited. We do this through show and tell, which will take place on a Friday afternoon during Golden Time. 

We would like to share with you the philosophy that will underpin all our learning this year.
Year One is a great place to be, a place where there will always be a buzz of learning and a place where we will learn a lot through play, hard work and being part of the team.

 

AUTUMN 2018 TOPIC – ‘Into the Woods’

         

This Autumn Term our topic isInto the Woods’. We will be having a very exciting day on Monday 10th September to launch our topic. We will be working in our school grounds all day to: Build dens, search for hidden animals, make stick men, tell stories around a campfire and toast marshmallows to name just a few of our activities. We will be learning about survival skills in the woods and having lots of fun! If you would like to see how our topic is woven into our curriculum, please look out below for the topic overview. 

One of our main author this term is Julia Donaldson. 

 

AUTUMN TERM 

Our theme in Class for the next few weeks is around:  

The Gruffalo 

In Class this week in Literacy we are: Responding to rhymes and simple patterned stories, then joining in with them, with and without music, actions and other enhancements.   

The children will visualise and comment on events, characters and ideas, making imaginative links to their own experiences.

In Class this week in Maths we are: Counting systematically up to and beyond 20, using objects and drawings to help us.

In Class this week in Topic we are: Finding out about our locality, observing the changing seasons and learning about the primary and secondary colours of Art. 

 

Optional Learning Tasks for our Topic:

An idea for a task you might like to do together at home is (this is not homework just simply ideas):  

Reading: The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child by Julia Donaldon. 

Watching: The film or stage versions of The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child by Julia Donaldon and comparing them to the text.   

Doing: Collecting objects found in the woodland, such as sticks, stones, bark and pine cones. We would greatly appreciate any of these objects being brought into school so we can use them in the outdoor area.  

Design a creative piece of art themed around the Gruffalo and bring it into school for us to see or take a photograph of it.   

Making finger puppet.

Thinking: Which phrases are repeated in the The Gruffalo?  Why do you think the author chose to have repeated phrases?   

 

Websites:   

http://www.gruffalo.com/ 

A brilliant website with lots of activities and information about the Gruffalo.   

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbvz3NP-OgY 

songs to learn number bonds to 10 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/numbertime/games/mend.shtml 

A game to practise the numbers to 10 

http://www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/mentalmaths/numberbond.html 

A game to practise number bonds to 10  

 

Knights, Castles and Fairy Tales

 

SPRING TERM 

 

Our theme in Class for the next few weeks is around:  

Jack and The Beanstalk 

In Class over the next few weeks in Literacy we are: Writing character and setting descriptions, using interesting adjectives and connectives to improve and extend our sentences and retelling familiar stories. 

The children will role play and use talk for writing, songs and actions to help them to improve their writing.

In Class this term in Maths we are: Counting systematically up to and beyond 20, using objects and drawings to help us. Crossing ten in addition and subtraction and learning our number bonds to 20.

In Class this term in Topic we are: Finding out about Knights and castles, learning about Queen Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria and observing the changing seasons. In Science we are studying life cycles through planting seeds, learning about the parts of plants and using the skills of prediction and investigation. We will also be studying the life cycle of a chick after Easter.

Optional Learning Tasks for our Topic:

An idea for a task you might like to do together at home is (this is not homework just simply ideas):  

Reading: Traditional Fairy Tales. Facts about Knights and Castles. Facts about Queen Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria.

Watching: Horrible Histories. Traditional Fairy Tales.   

Doing: Making junk model castles, Knights armour, shields, coats of arms.

Create a fact sheet about Queen Elizabeth or a famous Knight.

Thinking: What do we know about lthe life cycles of plants and animals?

 

   

 

 

Pirates Ahoy!

                                                                                                                                                                              

Pirate Day & Sleep Over: A Parent’s letter has gone out so please check for details.

 

SUMMER FIRST HALF TERM 

Our theme in Class for the next few weeks is around:

 

In Class over the next few weeks in Literacy we are: Writing character and setting descriptions, using interesting adjectives and connectives to improve and extend our sentences and rewriting Pirate adventure stories. 

We are focusing on Johnny Duddle’s books, especially ‘The Pirate Cruncher’.

You can share the story here: 

The children will role play and use talk for writing, songs and actions to help them to improve their writing.

In Class this term in Maths we are:

Number: We are continuing to learn about place value within 100. We are beginning to multiplying and divide and we are continuing to count in multiples of 2’s, 5’s and 10’s and we are beginning to learn more about fractions: halves and quarters.                      

Geometry: We are learning about position and direction        

Measurement: We are learning about money and telling the time: o’clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to.                     

Key Vocabulary 

We will be learning positional and directional language and the language of time, Fraction, add, subtract, multiply.

In Class this term in Topic we are learning about: Pirates during the Golden Age of Pirates, We will learn about real historical Pirates and key figures such as Grace Darling.

In Science we are investigating materials that we can use to build a pirate ship/boat that will float in water.

Optional Learning Tasks for our Topic:

An idea for a task you might like to do together at home is (this is not homework just simply ideas):  

Reading: Fact and fiction around the theme of Pirates. Especially Jonny Duddle Books as his illustrations are really fab!

Watching: Pirate stories together. You tube has a great sekection of read along books. 

Doing: design a boat/ship that will float in water. Investigate and evaluate the suitability of the materials chosen.

Create a fact sheet about a famous Pirate.

Thinking: Materials and their properties? Which materials are waterproof? Which materials will float in water? How can we test which materials are best suited for making a model boat?

 

SUMMER SECOND HALF TERM 

Our theme in Class for the next few weeks is

 

DESTINATION OUTER SPACE!  

In Class over the next few weeks in Literacy we are: researching facts about Space and learning about the events and history of The Space Race. We will be learning about the key features of non-fiction texts and also writing our own poetry about the Sun.

Our Key non-fiction Texts this term are:

Whatever Next! Aliens love Underpants, Beegu and Man on the Moon.

We will also be studying a large variety of topic related Non-fiction texts.

In Class this term in Maths we are:

Number: We are continuing to multiply and divide and we are reinforcing multiples of 2’s, 5’s and 10’s. We are learning more about fractions: halves and quarters.                      

Geometry: We are learning about position and direction        

Measurement: We are learning about money and telling the time: o’clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to.                     

Key Vocabulary 

We will be learning positional and directional language and the language of time, Fraction, add, subtract, multiply.

In Class this term in Topic we are learning about: The Space Race.

We will study the lives of significant individuals such as Neil Armstrong,

Try to understand events beyond our living memory,

Place events in chronological order,

Recognise the difference between the past and present in our own lives,

Know and recount episodes from stories about the past.

Key Vocabulary

Neil Armstrong, Tim Peake, moon landing, astronaut, space craft, orbit, rocket, space suit, international space station, Apollo, years, memory, chronological, discovery, exploration.

In Science we are investigating what are the best materials to build a rocket?

 

Optional Learning Tasks for our Topic:

An idea for a task you might like to do together at home is (this is not homework just simply ideas):  

Reading: Fact and fiction around the theme Space

Watching: Historical clips about the Space Race and Moon Landings. You tube is a great place to start.. 

Doing: design a rocket that can be propelled. Investigate and evaluate the suitability of the materials chosen. How will you make it move?

Create a fact sheet about an aspect of the Space Race. 

Thinking: Forces. How can we make things move? How is a space rocket powered? How can we test which materials are best suited for making a model rocket?