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Welcome to the Ladybirds Class!

 

Our Class teacher is Mrs Collins. 

 

Our Class teaching assistants are Miss Clayton.

 

 Our class dinner lady is Mrs Ward.

 

Our Forest School teacher is Mrs Jackson.

 

If your child brings a book bag to school, we will give them a reading book to take home. They will need to bring their book bag and book to school every day.

 

Our PE day is Monday.  We will be using the outdoor area so please make sure children come to school in their leggings/jogging bottoms and trainers or plimsolls please. 

 

We will be using the Forest School Area regularly this year, so can children please have a set of wellies in school at all times. If you can make sure that they come to school each day with a warm waterproof coat please.

 

 

Summer 1

 

Welcome to the Summer term, we hope you all had a wonderful holiday and that you are ready for all the fun and excitement that we have planned, it really is going to be a great term!

 

Our Big Question for this half term is – What’s in the Secret Garden?

 

In Literacy this half term, we are going to continue developing our writing through the use of adjectives and connectives. We will also be learning how to use suffixes, such as ‘ed’ and ‘ing’. We will be learning how to pluralise words by adding either ‘s’ or ‘es’. We are going to focus on correctly sequencing stories, thinking about why the sequence of a story is so important.

 

In Year 1, we love to read. This half term we will be developing our reading skills by using phonic knowledge to decode books accurately that have the phoneme / grapheme correspondences. We are going to be focusing on non-fiction texts and finding out how to use these books correctly, as well as looking at the different features of non-fiction books. The author that we will be learning about this half term is Judith Kerr and are looking forward to sharing any of her fabulous book with you.

 

In Oracy, we are going to focus on speaking confidently in front of an audience and giving our own opinion. We will be taking part in debates, ensuring that we make use of the correct sentence starters.

 

In Numeracy we are going to explore the different ways that we can make different numbers, thinking about the different ways that numbers can be represented. We will be learning how to use the bar model, to add and subtract and recap using the part-whole model. We will then move on to looking at the different methods that we can use to find the missing numbers in calculations. 

 

In Science, we will begin by learning about plants. We will discuss what plants need to grow and stay healthy and discuss what might happen if plants don’t get the things they need. We are going to be planting our own broad beans, sunflowers and potatoes and will observe the changes at each stage of the plants growth. We will then be thinking about living and non-living things and will then move on to looking at animals, thinking about how animals are different. We will learn about vertebrates and invertebrates, sorting examples accordingly. We are also going to find out more about amphibians and reptiles. We are lucky enough to have caterpillars in our room, we will be watching them grow and turn into beautiful butterflies. If that wasn’t exciting enough, we are also welcoming eggs into our classrooms. We are hoping to see the eggs will hatch and meet some adorable chicks.

 

In PSHE, we are going to think about our families, thinking about who is part of our family and understand that all families are different. We will then think about people in our school community and who can help us. We will be discussing appropriate ways to greet people and say which ways of greeting we prefer. We will then think about our qualities as a person and a friend. We hope to continue making Jigsaw Jack proud with all our hard work in our PSHE lessons.

 

In Art, we are going to learn about Van Gogh and explore some of his artwork, thinking about whether we like them or not and giving clear reasons for our choices. We will be painting our own version of Van Gogh’s Sunflowers, choosing whether we want to use thick or thin brush strokes. We will learn how to create moods in our drawings and paintings.

 

In Religious Education, we will be learning about Sikhism. We will begin by learning about some objects that are important to Sikh people. We will then go on to listen to and think about different stories that are important to Sikh people. After this, we will think about what is important about Sikh values and their way of life.

 

In Music, we will be learning a new song and in doing so we will be learning a bit about the music genre that the songs falls under. We will be thinking about the rhythm of the song and how we can move to the rhythm. Not forgetting that we will also be learning to play a musical instrument and compose a tune.

 

In computing, we are going to be focusing on coding and using simple coding programmes.

        Spring 2:

 

We hope have had a lovely half term!

 

We have got another term of exciting activities planned.


Our Big Question for this half term is – Peter Rabbit, Where am I?

 

In Literacy this half term, we are going to continue improving our writing through using adjectives and connectives. We will be creating missing and wanted posters, using adjectives to describe Peter Rabbit. We will also be writing a persuasive letter, in hopes that we will be able to persuade Peter Rabbit to come back from his travels.

 

In Year 1, we love to read. This half term we will be developing our reading skills by using phonic knowledge to decode books accurately that have the phoneme / grapheme correspondences. The author that we will be learning about this half term is Shirley Hughes.

 

In Oracy, we are going to focus on speaking confident in front of an audience and giving our own opinion. We will be taking part in debates, ensuring that we make use of the correct sentence starters.

 

In Numeracy we are learning how to count in twos and fives, as well as counting to 50 in tens. We will also be exploring length and height, not forgetting that we will be measuring weight and volume.

 

In History, we are looking at comparing objects for the past and present, discussing how we know when the artefacts were used. We will also be learning about some significant individuals, looking at how their lives were different in comparison to ours. We will then be thinking about how we can commemorate the achievements of significant individuals from the past. We will be exploring how technology has changed over the years.

 

In PSHE, we are going to be thinking about how we can keep our bodies safe and healthy. We will be discussing the difference between healthy and unhealthy and explaining why some things may be unhealthy. We will be thinking about how we can make healthy choices. We will also be learning about road safety and knowing how to cross the road safely. We hope to continue making Jigsaw Jack proud of all our hard work in our PSHE lessons.

 

In Art, we are going to be creating backgrounds using different media. We will also be adding different media to create different effects and explore how we can use different textures for this purpose.

 

In Religious Education, we will be learning about Jesus and who he is. We will be thinking about what a miracle is and exploring different stories about Jesus’ miracles. We will then be thinking about how these stories can influence us.

 

In Music, we will be learning a new song and in doing so we will be learning a bit about the music genre that the songs falls under. We will be thinking about the rhythm of the song and how we can move to the rhythm. Not forgetting that we will also be learning to play a musical instrument and compose a tune.

 

In computing, we are going to be creating an eBook. We will begin by designing our own character and will then add animations to our character. We will also be reminding ourselves of how we can keep safe when working online. 

Spring 1 Big Question

Happy New Year from all of us in Year 1.

 

We are looking forward to a fantastic 2022!

We cannot wait to share with you, all the exciting learning and activities that we have planned. It is going to be a GREAT term.

 

Our Big Question for this half term is – Peter Rabbit, Where am I?

 

In Literacy this half term, we are going to continue improving our writing through using adjectives and connectives. We will also continue to focus on using capital letters, full stops and remembering those fingers spaces. We will be learning about writing fact files for countries from all around the world. We will also be writing a postcard about a trip to the park.

 

In Year 1, we love to read. This half term we will be developing our reading skills by using phonic knowledge to decode books accurately that have the phoneme / grapheme correspondences. We aim to become more familiar with key stories, fairy stories and traditional tales and retell them. The author that we will be learning about this half term is Oliver Jeffers.

 

In Oracy, we are going to focus on speaking confident in front of an audience and giving our own opinion, all while making sure that we use the correct sentence starters.

 

In Numeracy we are going to be learning how to add and subtract numbers all the way up to 20! We are also going to be identifying how many tens and ones make up a number. Not forgetting about reading, writing and counting numbers to 50.

 

In Science, we will be exploring the weather in different countries, both hot and cold. We will also be learning about animals that you may be able to find in these different countries.

 

In Geography, we will start off the term by exploring our locality. We will be thinking about features in the locality and discussing what we like and dislike about the local area. We will then move further away and will start to explore and compare hot and cold countries, thinking about the weather and features we might find in these different countries. We will also be learning about and identifying the equator, as well as the north and south pole.

 

In PSHE, we are going to be thinking about how to identify our success and achievements, as well as identifying feelings of success. We will also be exploring ways in which we can tackle challenges. We hope to continue making Jigsaw Jack proud of all our hard work in our PSHE lessons.

 

In Art, we are going to be studying art by Louis Wain and finding out information about the artist. We will also be looking at creating art through painting and stamping. Another aspect of art that we will be looking at is colour mixing.

 

In Religious Education, we will be learning about religious stories that have an impact on the way we live. We will also be thinking about how music can influences how we feel and impact our emotions. We will be thinking about situations that we are familiar with and talk about aspects that are right or wrong in these situations.

 

In Music, we will be learning a new song and in doing so we will be learning a bit about the music genre that the songs falls under. We will be thinking about the rhythm of the song and how we can move to the rhythm. Not forgetting that we will also be learning to play a musical instrument and compose a tune.

 

In computing, we are going to be thinking about what technology is and what is meant by technology. We will then go on to identify different types of technology both at school and away from school. We will keep in mind the importance of online safety and continue to discuss ways that we can keep safe while online.

Autumn 2 Big Question

We have another busy and exciting Autumn 2 term coming up in Year 1, with lots of fun filled learning and activities.

 

Our Big Question for this half term is – Will a paper hat keep me dry? Which we hope to answer through a few experiments and inquiries.

 

In Literacy this half term, we will be learning about traditional tales and fairy stories. We will be using story maps to help us retell and write some traditional tales, ensuring that we remember to use capital letters, full stops and finger spaces. We may even change some parts of a traditional tale to create our very own, new story. Our learning does not stop there, as we are going to develop our use of adjectives to describe characters and settings and begin to use the conjunction ‘and’ in our writing.

 

In Year 1, we love to read. This half term we will be developing our reading skills by using phonic knowledge to decode books accurately that have the phoneme / grapheme correspondences. We aim to become more familiar with key stories, fairy stories and traditional tales and retell them. The author that we will be learning about this half term is Julia Donaldson.

 

In Numeracy we are going to be learning about the part whole model and using this to help us add and subtract. We are also going to be spending some time making and finding number bonds to 10, making sure that we understand the related addition and subtraction facts. We will then be thinking about solving word problems.

 

In Science, we are going be exploring the seasons and materials. We will begin this half term by discussing seasonal changes and the weather we experience during the seasons. We will then move on to explore materials. We will be using our senses to describe different materials, using specific scientific vocabulary. We will be doing some sorting of objects and materials. We will be learning about the different materials that everyday objects are made of, thinking of why those materials are best suited to the job.

 

In PSHE, we are going to be thinking about how people are different and accepting that we are all different. We are also going to think about how we can include others in our school and in our friendship groups. It is important to know how to give compliments but also how to receive compliments and this is something else that we will be thinking about in our PSHE lessons.

 

In Art, we are going to be learning some formal elements of art. We will begin by exploring abstract art using shapes. We will then move on to explore line art, making waves with lines and finally making and using colours.

 

In Religious Education, we will begin to learn about the Hindu faith. We will spend time thinking about and celebrating Diwali before moving on to think about the Christmas story.

 

In Music, we will be having lots of fun learning how to play instruments with a song.

 

We know it is important to be able to use technology but it is even more important to stay safe when we are online. In ICT, we will be using Purple Mash to make pictograms using the 2count and 2connect apps.

Mummy Pig came to visit us!

Miss Clayton embracing Children in Need

Autumn 1 Big question 2021

We have a very busy and exciting term coming up in Year 1, with lots of fun filled learning and activities.

 

In Literacy this half term, we will be learning about rhyming words in order to add a new verse to a poem. We will also be looking at writing captions and simple sentences. Our learning does not stop there, we are going be learning how to use labels and extending our writing by making use of adjectives.

 

In Year 1, we love to read. This half term we will be developing our reading skills by learning how to use known graphemes to decode unfamiliar words. We will also be retelling known stories, keeping to the sequence of the story. The author for the term that we will be learning about it David McKee.

 

In Numeracy we are learning to sort objects by looking at similarities and differences. We will then be moving on to counting, both forwards and backwards. Next, we will be comparing and ordering numbers before focusing our attention on exploring number bonds to 10.

 

In Science, we are going be exploring our senses. We will be learning about the different parts of our body, particularly those linked to our five senses. We will be using our senses to observe the change in the seasons, looking at how the weather changes as we move in to Autumn. Not forgetting the many experiments that we will be carrying out.

 

In PSHE, Year 1 will be designing their own set of class rules, our very own class charter. We will also be thinking about how we can welcome everyone into our class, thinking about how we can make others feel happy in our classroom. We will also be thinking about how we are kept safe and how we can stay safe when we are at school.

 

In Art, we will be using our sense of sight to look at different pieces of art work and decide whether we like the art, giving good reasons for our choices.

 

In Religious Education, we will be talking about belonging. We will be thinking about where we belong and who we belong to. We will also be talking about our beliefs and what we believe in.

 

In Music, we will be having lots of fun learning about pulse and beat through an exciting sing called – ‘Hey you!’. We will also be learning how to play instruments keeping to the beat of the song.

 

We know it is important to be able to use technology but it is even more important to stay safe when we are online. In ICT, we will be learning how to stay safe online and using our details to learn how to log on. 

We have been working hard in Maths

 

We have been learning all about the parts of our body

Together we make up the Ladybird Class

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