The adults working in Class One are Miss Wellock and Mrs Armitage, we work as a team so please come and speak to either one of us if you have any questions. On Monday mornings the children will be taught by Mrs Pratt.
This half term Miss Knaggs (Student teacher) will also be teaching us some of our lessons.
This half term our topic is 'Oh I do like to be beside the seaside!'.
We will be finding out the answers to questions such as:
What was the seaside like in the past?
How have seaside resorts changed?
Where are the seaside towns in the UK?
What are the land features of the seaside?
Who was Grace Darling, and why is she significant?
Expect buckets and spades, lighthouses, sand and sea .... and I'm sure we'll have time for an ice cream too!
Have you ever been to the seaside? Do you have a photograph- if so we'd love to see it and hear all about your trip!
In science we are going to explore 'Living things and their habitats' - our key questions will be:
What is a habitat?
Why do some animals live in certain places?
What features do animals have to help them adapt to their habitat?
What creature live in seaside habitats?
In RE we will be re-visiting Islam, with a focus upon the 5 pillars of Islam and also looking at festivals Ramadan and Eid.
In PE we will be working on our ball skills, including rolling, bouncing, catching, throwing and dribbling.
During Art lessons we will be learning some basic sewing skills and creating some under the sea creatures from felt. We will also be learning about a famous artist and creating come colourful seaside Pop art.
In DT we will be focusing our work on the text "Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch" and we will be designing, creating and evaluating a new product for Mr Grinling!
New homework will be sent home on a Friday (1 maths, 1 comprehension). Please return homework books to school by the following Wednesday to allow us time to mark books and stick in new homework. Please encourage your child to put their homework book in the yellow box.
Sent home on a Friday, checked the following Friday in our 'spelling ninja quiz'
We are now coming to the end of the Y1 Common Exception Words, you will soon receive a list of the words your child needs to continue to practise. Children will start new spelling lists this half term based upon their phonics.
Our PE days are Monday and Thursday. Please ensure you child has both named indoor (black shorts, white t-shirt) and outdoor (black jogging bottoms and sweatshirt/hoody) PE kit in school on these days. Please also remove earrings and tie long hair back.
Now the weather is getting warmer we will try to go outdoors when possible, so pleasure ensure that your child has some appropriate PE footwear - thank you.
Please continue to listen to your child read at home and record in their reading diary each time. We will listen to your child read on a 1:1 basis once a week in school and will change their books when we do so. If you'd like to change them inbetween, you can do so in the Key stage one library.
Your child also reads with an adult during guided reading once a week.