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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:

 

Jungles!

 

English: 

 

Maths: In maths we will be finding a quarter of a shape and amount. Then we will be moving on the multiplication and division.

 

Science: We will be continuing to observe changes across the four seasons and describing weather associated with the seasons and how day length varies.

 

Art: The children will be studying the work of Henri Rousseau, using colour mixing to create a piece of art based on his painting, 'The Tropics'.

 

PE: PE lessons will begin with preparations for sports day but will move on to team games as the term progresses. 

 

PSHE: Our PSHE learning will be looking at the topic of keeping safe online and in real life.  Also growing and changing.

 

Music: Children will use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes.

 

Computing: This unit introduces learners to data and information. They will focus on assigning data with different labels in order to demonstrate how computers are able to group and present data.

 

 

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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