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Maple

Year 1

Mrs Lodge

 

Welcome to our class page. We hope you will find it useful and it will let you know what we are currently learning about in school.

 

Teacher Bio

 

 

 

I am so excited to be teaching year 1. Here is a bit about me. I love to sit in the sun and read books. I enjoy going on long bike rides and discovering new places. Sometimes I pack up a picnic and find a beautiful spot to eat. Also I love to dance whether it is in the classroom or in my kitchen.

 

Mrs Rundle is our class teaching assistant.

Class Routines

 

School gates open at 8:40 and the day finishes at 3:10. Our main classroom door for the start and end of the school day is Maple Class door opening onto the Reception playground. 

 

Our regular PE lessons are as follows:

Indoor PE - Wednesday

Outdoor PE - Monday

On these days, children should come to school wearing their PE kit.

 

Please ensure reading books and reading records are brought into school everyday as we will be reading with the children regularly. The books will be changed twice a week. Try to read with your child as often as you can and practise reading and spelling the tricky words.

 

Current Learning:

 

Walk the Plank!

 

English: In English, we will be writing a character description about a pirate. We will then move on to a non fiction piece of writing for the second half of the term. 

 

Maths: We will be carrying on with learning 2D and 3D shapes ,adding and taking away and then moving onto place value within 20.

 

Geography: We will use maps to locate the different continents of the world, the oceans of the world and our local area as well as learning how to read and create a map.

 

Science: We will be learning about the different properties of materials and how to choose a material for a specific purpose. 

 

DT: The children will be planning, creating and evaluating their own pirate ship slider model. 

 

PE: PE lessons will give children opportunities to practice a variety of gymnastic skills.  

 

Music: In music we will be using our voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes. 

 

PSHE: Our PSHE learning will be all about community and living in the wider world. 

 

RE: The children will be looking at the religions Christianity and Hinduism to answer the question 'How do some religious beliefs encourage them to care for the world?' 

 

Computing: This unit introduces learners to early programming concepts. The children will explore using individual commands, both with other learners and as part of a computer program. They will identify what each floor robot command does and use that knowledge to start predicting the outcome of programs.  

 

 

For our Homework expectations in Year 1 see the details below.

Pictures of our Learning

Star of the Week

Useful Websites

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Interactive.aspx?cat=11-Place Value games

 

https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/placeValue.html - Maths -Place Value games

 

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ - Games to help learn phase 2,3 and 4 

 

https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/literacy.html - Games to learn phonics and Common Exception Words

 

https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/ - Fantastic phonic game - highly recommend!

Homework

Our expectations for homework are as follows:

Reading: Reading aloud with an adult as often as possible.

Spellings: Children should be able to spell all of the Year 1 Common Exception Words

Times Tables: Children in year 1 should work on number bonds to 20 and counting to 100.

Project: Children should complete a project task related to a curriculum area they are learning about once per half term.

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