Class 1 - Mrs Fahy
In the event your child is quarantined at any point, please continue their learning with these activities:
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ - check Class Dojo for topic of the week and links to worksheets.
English - Write a diary. Make sure you use a full stop when you have told me something new. The next letter should be a capital. Remember to include some interesting adjectives or use our word of the week!
Read EVERY day and fill in your reading diary.
https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0 Bug Club books and games
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ Enter Oxford Owl for school page
Phonics - Carry on playing games on Phonics Play https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ finding ‘secrets’ in words you are reading.
Or watch a phonics session online https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw/playlists
Topic - complete your own research or activities
Autumn 1 - Here and There, write a letter to a child in Ghana, tell them what you like to play and who lives in your house.
Autumn 2 - Festivals, Bonfire Night, Hannukah, Christmas and history topics Goose Fair and William Booth
Spring 1 - Toys, History of toys, what they are made of, how they move - pushes and pulls
Magic Grandad Toys - 1950s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=db8mUBgoIv8
Spring 2 - Animals, sorting into groups, mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians,, insects. What do they eat, are they herbivores, carnivores or omnivores.
Summer 1 - Green Fingers, learning all about plants. What do they need to grow? Can you name the parts of a plant? Can you identify differences and similarities between different plants and flowers? What trees can you name? What stories have you read they talk about plants and growing?
Summer 2 - The Seaside. Have you been to the seaside? What were seaside holidays like in the past? How did people get there? What did they do for entertainment? What are the physical features of the seaside? What are the human features of the seaside?
Exercise - Every day try and do something. Joe Wicks or any an activity from The PE Shed, go in the garden, play catch, ride your bike or go on a walk, whatever is safe to do.
Creative - Be creative either on Purple Mash or simply with pencil and pens, make a beautiful picture and send it to me.
Listen to a story each day
Storyline Online https://storylineonline.net/
I hope you all stay well and happy and I look forward to being in touch again soon!
Welcome to Class 1
My name is Mrs Fahy and I work in Class 1 with Mrs McNichol, who is in the class on Mondays and Tuesday afternoons and Mrs King who is in the class as a TA four mornings a week.
Much of our learning in Class 1 is cross curricular and each topic is supported by engaging displays and exciting activities.
The ‘Here and There’ topic uses our geography skills to locate where we compare living in Lowdham a village in the Uk with the King's Village in Northern Ghana . Light Festivals in Autumn 2 enables children to develop their understanding of different faiths and how they are celebrated. We also put on a great Nativity performance with Class Reception and Class 2. ‘Let's Play’ in Spring 1, is a history focused topic and we look at sources to work out if toys are old or new and where they would fit on a time line, In English we read a number of texts focused on toys. We also use our IT skills to create an animated book about a toy. During Spring 2 our topic is ‘Animals including Humans’ we learn about the skeleton and our senses and identify what groups animals belong to and whether they are herbivores, carnivores or omnivores. In English we look at books about crocodiles including the Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl and teach how lines and dots can create patterns for crocodiles as well as taking inspiration from Eric Carle to create our own real and imaginary animal pictures with printing and collage skills. Our 'Green Fingers' topic is linked to some delightful beanstalk stories and learning about how plants grow and different habitats. Finally in Summer 2 we learn about the Seaside which enables us to develop our geography skills and identify both human and physical features in addition to finding out what seaside holidays were like in the past. We also read the Lighthouse Keepers books which inspire some lovely lighthouse mosaics.
We hope children feel welcome, happy and secure as they transition from Reception to KS1. Lessons start to become more structured but children are still given opportunities to use shared computers and outside areas.