Welcome to 1P!
I will write a proper message with more info on here once all of last years' info has been sorted... However I just wanted to say hello and I am really looking forward to seeing you all on Thursday 2nd September!
The school gates are open at 8.45am and children need to be IN SCHOOL by 9am at the latest. Please follow the one way system around the Year 1 outdoor area and you will see my door. Please try to leave children at the top of the first set of stairs and I will be near the door/gate to welcome them!
If you have any quick, important questions for that particular day I will be able to answer them but as you can imagine it will be a little manic and we want to get the children in as happily and easily as possible. I will be able to answer more general questions if you can wait after school and will be sending out lots of information in the first few days, as well as setting up Class dojo etc.
See you on Thursday!
Summer 2 - The Great Outdoors!
Our topic this term is The Great Outdoors! We will be reading some lovely stories such as 'Stuck' and 'Boris Goes Camping', making our own playground equipment in D&T, drawing landscapes in art and learning about our local area in geography.
Take a look at some photos of what we have been up to so far, including our trip to the park!
(click to enlarge - there are more photos on our Dojo page, too)
Click here to see what we are learning this half term.
We have been super busy in Maths this week!
Growth and Green Fingers
Our topic this term is all about plants, flowers and growth!
We are going to be reading stories about growing plants and vegetables, learning how to grow lots of different things from seeds and bulbs, learning the parts of the plant and what plants need to grow! We will also be doing lots of artwork; drawing flowers, landscapes and drawing fruits up close. Finally, we are going to be making a fruit salad as part of our D&T lessons! We will try the fruits, write a recipe, make the fruit salad by peeling and chopping the fruit and finally evaluate it!
Take a look at our curriculum cloud below which details everything we will learn this half term!
Click here to see a copy of this half term's curriculum plan. GROWTH AND GREENFINGERS.
We have had a lovely few days back at school!
On Thursday we went out in the sunshine to draw some pictures of the lovely daffodils in our garden area.
They turned out brilliantly and parents will see the pictures soon!
Timetable 22nd - 23rd March
I will see you very shortly (on Wednesday!) but until then, keep working hard! Only 2 more days at home and we can have a lovely few days back in school!
I've got lots planned - hopefully we can make our junk model robots, we have a spring display to do and a few other exciting things to squeeze in to 3 days!
Monday and Tuesday
Watch the video and the new No-Bot story! Re-write the story of No-Bot - the first page on Monday and the second on Tuesday
Look at the PowerPoint and continue the patterns.
On the worksheet, continue the patterns using the correct colours. Then create your own using different shapes!
Look at the two PowerPoints (Caterpillar and Train) and see if you can continue the patterns on the slides.
Then, make some of your own patterns... I will add a video on Dojo of some patterns I make using items from home - using 2 items, 3 items and 4 items! Find some items of your own and take a photo of any patterns you make!
Watch the video, look at the PowerPoint and complete the sheet
Watch the video, look at the PowerPoint and complete the sheet
BACK TO SCHOOL WEDNESDAY 24TH!
ISOLATION 15th - 23rd MARCH
It is a shame we are back in this position but we are going to make the best of a bad situation and keep ourselves busy by doing lots of nice activities!
This week in English we are going to read a fantastic, funny story called 'No-Bot - the robot with no bottom!' - it is always one of the favourites for my classes over the past few years so I hope you enjoy it too!
In Maths we are going to do some work on Shape.
In our Topic lessons we are going to continue our Robot topic and learn about both robots and humans (which is our science topic this term).
We will continue to do some handwriting and I will add phonics videos too.
Keep safe and keep smiling!
We all look forward to seeing your work and to seeing you on the 24th!
Miss Pearson, Mrs Davidson, Miss McKenna and Miss Allen
Timetable 15th - 19th March
The timetable link is under the photo. Click and download so you can see the activities in more detail.
See the timetable and Dojo for exact activities for each day
Watch the story and label the picture of No-Bot
Cut out the pictures from the first sheet linked below. Stick them in order on the second linked sheet.
Tomorrow you will do the writing on the sheet.
Wednesday and Thursday
Re-write the story of No-Bot today and tomorrow. Page 1 today and the second page tomorrow! Use the sheet you stuck the pictures on yesterday.
Draw a picture of your favourite part of the story and write a sentence about it
Look at the 2D shape PowerPoint and try to remember all the 2D shape names. Then do the 2D shape quiz - can you name them all?
Cut out the shapes from the sheet and stick them in the correct place according to their names.
Look at the 2D shape properties PowerPoint.
Complete the worksheet, writing the name of the shape and counting how many sides and corners each shape has.
Look at the 2D shape properties PowerPoint - can you guess the shape by the clue about sides and corners?
Then using the shape hunt sheet, go around your house/garden and find things that are different 2D shapes
Look at the PowerPoint about 3D shapes.
On the sheet, can you join the 3D shape to it's name. Then try to circle or tick the given shapes.
On the next page, can you identify the 3D shape that has been hidden by the splat?!
Look at the PowerPoint (same one as yesterday above).
Which is the odd shape? They are all the same shape apart from one!
Then complete the worksheet - circle the odd one out! Try to also complete the cut and stick sheet! (even if you just do a few of each shape!)
Watch the story and draw a picture of the front cover (sheet linked below video)
These are the Topic worksheets for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday...
Watch the video below and complete the worksheet to design a robot to do a job! (worksheet is on same document from yesterday linked above)
Watch the video and design your own robot - hopefully we might be able to make these once we are back at school! (Again the sheet is linked with Monday's above)
Watch the video below, then look at the PowerPoint, cut out the body parts and stick together to make a body then label it.
Watch the video, look at the PowerPoint and complete the senses sheet over the afternoon
There are a different set of letters each day to complete, plus name writing on Friday
Please remember we now have a Class Dojo Page
and I have an email address should you wish to contact me - firstname.lastname@example.org
This Week's Shooting Star Winner... Well Done!
Click the link below to watch our show!
Children in Need PJ day & Friendship Week Odd Sock Day
Click here to see our curriculum plan for the second Autumn half term.
Look at our brilliant outfits!
Just a reminder that it is our DRESSING UP DAY this THURSDAY! It can be anything Halloween related, a book character - whatever you like! We will also do spellings quickly on Thursday too so please send spelling homework sheets on then so the children can get their Dojo points for completing it!
We break up for Half Term on Thursday at the usual time of 3.10/15.
I also just wanted to welcome another member to the KS1 team - Miss Allen - who will be working in all the KS1 classes, but in our class on a Thursday and Friday. You may see her around on the door and writing in reading records etc. so just wanted to let you know!
We have been busy settling into our new class and enjoying the sunshine and fresh air while we can!
Have a look at some photos of us playing in our outdoor area...
Click on this link to see what we are learning this half term:
Welcome to 1P!
Hello everybody! I am Miss Pearson and I am the class teacher in 1P. We are very lucky to have our teaching assistants Mrs Davidson (Mon-Thur) and Miss McKenna (Mon-Fri) who help us with all our work! Miss Fort also teaches in class on a Wednesday morning.
We are all aware that this year may be a little more unusual, but please rest assured, things are as normal as possible and whilst the children are in our classroom, we are working as we usually would - plus a little extra hand washing!!
We will still learn all the wonderful things we always do and we will be able to work and play together with our friends.
Lunchtime and play times we simply have our own area - so we can still play outside, just with our own class.
If you have any questions or anything you think I may need to know, please speak to me. It is a little bit more difficult to speak in person at the moment so if we cannot do so, I can speak to you on the telephone or email - my class email is email@example.com
This will be replied to as and when I can - so anything urgent please ask me to call you or try to catch me once all the children have been collected after school.
It is also really lovely to use the email to send photos of what your child has been up to and we can share it with the class.
* We will be handing out reading books this week - please try to read as much as possible - even just a few pages per night. This is especially important considering how much school the children have missed this year. Reading is crucial to your child's progress and we would really advise this as a main focus for you to do at home.
* PE lessons are timetabled for Thursday afternoon. Please ensure that your child has their kit in school this week and that ALL items are labelled. Pumps are necessary as we hope to do PE outside as much as possible.
* Homework - Spellings will be given out each Friday to learn and practice at home - this should be returned the following Friday (not before as the children can then practice up until that day) and the children will be given a little test to see if they can write the words. This is not something which the children should worry about - in fact each year the children seem to look forward to Friday spellings!
* Water bottles - please provide your child with a water bottle to keep in class. We will refill this each day and send this home on a Friday for you to wash properly. Please ensure it is returned again on Monday.
Any questions, please ask!
Any other notices I will add here when necessary.
Information to help your child if they are isolating at home
Fingers crossed we hope this year will go more smoothly than the last, but realistically there may be times when certain children, or even whole class bubbles, may have to isolate at home because of Covid 19. Any of the activities you are able to complete at home will be beneficial to your child, so please don't worry if you're doing it perfectly. Just reading a story each day would be amazing ( especially if your child is feeling unwell). Below we will add the blocks of work for you to use at home if your child is absent from school. There will also be worksheets available from school for those who do not have access to online resources.
Below you will find a variety of resources which we regularly use in school to help you with home schooling. The maths consists of teaching videos and matching worksheets. The English will be a range of activities that follow what we are doing in school this term. Purple Mash is an excellent resource and covers many aspects of the curriculum. Apps like Doodle maths and Numbots are very useful when you wish your child to work independently, and the Oxford Owls and Phonics Play websites are great for reading.
The work and weekly plan here are to help to organise your child's home learning while they cannot attend school as your family are isolating. If the whole class is isolating please see the blocks further down the page.
These are worksheets to support ENGLISH and MATHS for Week 1
Afternoon Topic and Handwriting Sheets - Week 1
These worksheets support ENGLISH and MATHS for Week 2
Afternoon Topic and Handwriting Sheets - Week 2
The work blocks below have been prepared in case the whole class has to isolate at the same time. If this happens you will receive daily advice on home learning via the webpage and Class Dojo. If your child is isolating as an individual please follow the timetable above. Thank you.
Please click on the link below to see this timetable for your child's home learning.
ENGLISH AND MATHS LESSONS:
Block 1 Traditional Tales.
Below is a selection of activities based around this traditional story. They resemble what we will learn in school, and hopefully will make it easy for the children to complete the tasks with a little support at home.
Maths sheets and activities for Block 1
Afternoon Topic Sessions for Week 1 Whole Class Isolation
BLOCK 2 Traditional Tales
Please click on the link below to open this timetable of home learning for your child...Week 2
Below are different worksheets and interesting activities in to explore and have a go at. These fit in with the activities we complete in class. Make sure you watch the video, or read a version of this story first.
Maths Money Videos
Maths sheets and activities for week 2
Afternoon Topic Sessions for Week 2 Whole Class Isolation
Below are some websites which may also be useful. This can add to and enhance your child's learning during self isolation but also in general throughout the year.
In school we often use the resources from a scheme called White Rose Maths. Follow the link below to their website, and this will give you access to our home learning videos. Your child can watch these (they will need to do this with support from an adult ), and then the pdf's below are worksheets that your child can then complete. Email to check which lesson we are currently learning.
Click below to find all the Year 1 worksheets for maths. They match the White Rose teaching videos.
Useful websites for home learning:
This is great for access to lots of reading books that we use in school, plus lots more activities too.
Purple Mash is great. You child can have fun creating their own games, writing stories, creating artwork etc really independently. It has videos to help you to learn what to do.
Numbots will develop your child's maths skills well.
BBC Bitesize has a range of videos to keep your child learning across the curriculum.
Doodle maths is great for independent maths work.
GoNoodle is great for getting active indoors.
Scarf is used in school and has activities to support social and emotional education.