Welcome to Year 1
Thank you for your support.
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School’s out for summer, but that doesn’t mean that we stop learning! Here are a few things you could try during the holidays.
Rockmount Sports Day at Home! W/C 13th July
This week we would like for you to take part in our Rockmount Sports Day from Home! This Sports Day can be completed independently or with siblings and is focused on encouraging you to achieve your personal best. This means you should try each activity at least 3 times to see if you can beat your previous scores and achieve your personal best.
Coach Charlotte has put together some demonstration videos of each activity to show you exactly how they should be done. We understand that you may not have certain pieces of equipment at home. Therefore, we invite you to use your imagination to replicate the activities! For example, you could use a box to replicate a target area or a sock to replicate a bean bag. You could even use a toilet roll to replicate a football!
Attached below is a score card for you to download and use to record your scores and personal best. Please send them into the year group email address along with any photos of your Sports Day. We’d love to see how you get on!
Please click on the link for your child to complete their weekly Big Maths Challenges: https://app.bigmaths.com/home (These can only be completed once a week online) You can also complete these challenges in paper form, which can be found in the CLIC pack below.
If you need help logging in please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will provide you with your log in details.
If you require any other information about Big Maths or the challenges please visit https://www.bigmaths.com/home_learning/
This week we will be looking at alliteration in sentences and writing our own. Alliteration is when words in sentences start with the same sound. For example, Sammy the slippery snake came sliding.
Think about people who are important to you. This could be friends, family or even your teacher.
Here is an example: I have a marvellous, motivating mum.
Choose a friend or family member to write a postcard to.
Explain how you've been and what you have been doing over the past week.
Once you've finished, you could ask a grown-up to help you post or deliver it.
Take a look at the sentences below and see if you can mark whether they contain alliteration or not. If the sentence contains alliteration put a ✔, if it doesn't put a ✘.
In this series of Literacy lessons, children will be reviewing poetry and rhyme. Children will be listening to a poem and looking at 'syllables'.
Extension activities: (All links attatched below)
As we approach the end of the school year, we have prepared a selection of 'moving on' activities for your child as they move to Year 2!
Let's have a look back on the school year and think about our favourite memories and what we are looking forward to in our future class!
Special celebrations are taking place this week to honour the National Heath Service (NHS) on its 72nd birthday. Can you design a birthday card or poster for this occasion. Send us your final designs and we will share them on our class blog!
Watch CBBC Newsround daily to keep up to date with current events happening around the world.
Children's Art Week
Children's Art Week is a UK-wide programme that gives children and young people the opportunity to get involved in a wide range of art activities online, at home and in schools across three weeks in June and July. Each week will focus on a special theme .
Our 2020 themes are…
Week 1 (from 29 June): The Natural World
Week 2 (from 6 July): Connecting across generations
Week 3 (from 13 July): Literacy and creative writing
Place Value: I can partition a 3 digit number.
I know the Fact Families for 1d + 1d facts
Check out our daily maths problems on our class blog, by clicking here.
The Internet is a fantastic source of fun and learning, but it’s worth following some simple rules to help your children stay safe online.
Class Teacher: Connor Chughtai-Skillen
Class Teaching Assistant: Dawn Holmes
Class Teacher: Amy Carvall
Class Teaching Assistant: Lydia Kazibwe
Support: Zara Job
"By building self-esteem and confidence in a nurturing environment we try to open the way for a lifelong love of learning."
Year 1 Curriculum Map for 2019-2020
|Half Term||Topic||Curriculum Area|
|Autumn 1st Half||'Staying Alive'||
|Autumn 2nd Half||'Memory Box & Toys'||
|Spring 1st Half||'Fairy tales and Castles'||
|Spring 2nd Half||'Off we go to Mexico!'||
|Summer 1st half||'The Enchanted woodland'||English: Letter Writing/Invitations
Maths: Number - Division; Problem Solving; Mental Maths
|Summer 2nd Half||'Carnival of the Animals'||
If you have any queries, please contact the Class Teacher or the Learning and Teaching Leader for this phase: Amber Pearless.
In Year One, we have been settling the children into their new routine. Our topic is 'Staying Alive' and we have been learning lots of exciting things about our bodies. The children have been enjoying the story 'Funny Bones' and have been making their own collages of skeletons and have had great fun dancing to 'The Skeleton Dance!' We have also been learning all about healthy eating and balanced diets. We started off by reading, 'Avocado Baby' by John Burningham and thinking about what would happen if we found a magic avocado!
Spring Term 1
Fairy tales and Castles
This topic focuses on History and Science. In Science we will be finding out about different materials and how we can classify materials into different groups based on their properties. We are looking forward to learning about lots of different fairy tales, including Aladdin and Rapunzel. We are studying the sequence of a fairy tale and looking at how we can include lots of descriptive vocabulary in our writing. In History we are exploring the features of a castle and comparing old and new. We are even making our own castle models on the workshop table.
Spring Term 2
This term our focus has been on Mexico and Latin America. We have been exploring facts about the Volcano 'Popocatepetl' and tasting traditional Mexican cuisine. Year 1 also had 'Science Week' where we carried out a range of different experiments and were able to draw upon scientific vocabulary to make our predictions.
Finally, we had a wide selection of fantastic costumes to celebrate world book day on the 5th of March.