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 (Spring 1 week 1 - /ur/ as ir, er and ear
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
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 https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/audio-stories/zh3t2sg
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 covers PPA 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 role play areas.
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. ‘Toys in the Past’ 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 take photos and type sentences to write a non-fiction class book about our favourite toys. 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. Our Jungle topic is linked to some delightful Elmer stories and learning about how plants grow and different habitats. Finally in Summer 2 we learn about the Seaside and Holidays which enables us to develop our geography skills and identify both human and physical features. 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.