********A message for Class One********
Dear Class One,
We are so sad about our lovely school having to close. We know you will continue with your learning - little and often - whilst you are away from us. If you have any questions about the tasks we have set you for the first two weeks of closure, or to ask us about the school being closed please contact any of us at firstname.lastname@example.org We will do our best to answer your questions.
In the meantime stay safe and well. We look forward to seeing you again when school re-opens,
Best regards, the Class One team,
Mrs Maniam-Sirr, Mrs Grant, Miss Mac and Mrs Gladstone
********Update 25 March 2020********
****For those looking for a bit more than the 2-week packs****
Do remember that little and often is best, look after yourselves and your families first.
Reception - if you would like to practise some of your phonics letters and sounds, along side listening to stories with your families, then please try these sites:
- Jolly Phonics songs. These are all the phase 3 sounds. The children love singing these songs as part of their phonics lessons. They are very catchy and come with actions too. (Apologies if you end up singing these little songs for weeks!) https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x34vbsp
- Mr Thorne Does Phonics with Geraldine Giraffe. Some lovely videos here to help with pronouncing the different letters and sounds in phase 2 and 3 that you have in your home phonics wallets. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRTITdRL_cU (this link is for the sound 'oi')
- Phonics Play. Lots of phase 2 and phase 3 resources linking to all the sounds you have in your home phonics wallets. https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/Phase3Menu.htm
Keep looking for numbers in your local environment - you could check any coins and find the numbers on them, or find the numbers in baking recipes. If you are able to go out for a walk, look for numbers on houses or car number plates. You could also count up the cars or people that go past your house.
Year 1 and 2 - keep going with your Reading Eggs https://readingeggs.co.uk/, and of course continue to enjoy reading books with your family, as well as cuddling up and listening to stories.
Have a go at Top Marks 'Hit the Button' times tables https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button How many from your 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s can you get right in a minute?
As our wonderful Space Topic comes to an end it's time to get creative. Make a poster, booklet or even a model, to show off some of your favourite facts about our amazing Solar System.
Or use the resources below to write a news article about the journey Neil Armstrong took to become the first man on the moon. Now imagine you are on the moon. What is it like to take your first steps? Write about about what you can see, hear and feel through your space suit.
Spring Term Topic - Space
Our space theme will include exciting fiction such as ‘Man on the Moon’ by Simon Bartram, ‘Way Back Home’ and ‘Catch a Star’ by Oliver Jeffers, and ‘Toys in Space’ by Mini Grey. The children will be retelling the tales through story making, role-play and the use of props, as well as writing their own versions.
We will also research and find out space, space travel and the solar system. We will develop fact files and reports based on our findings.
We will be writing instructions and sending postcards to alien friends who might come and visit us in class!
We will continue to follow the Letters and Sounds scheme at the appropriate stage for the children. We also read 1:1 and in groups at school.
This term across the class we will focus on counting (in 1s for reception, and 2s, 5s, 10s and 3s for Year 1 and 2). We will be looking at 2-digit place value for Year 1 and 2, Reception will be counting and estimating amounts.
The whole class will learn about time, using money (recognising coins for Reception, using coins for additions and subtractions for Year 1 and 2), measuring using weight and capacity, and 3D shape and symmetry.
Year 1 and 2 will continue their learning about fractions, as well as multiplication and division.
This term we will focus on what our bodies will need to survive in space! We will be investigating different materials to find out which is best to make a space suit from. We’ll experiment with gravity and find out about the speed that objects fall to the ground.
We’ll also think about our planet and its place in the solar system. We will investigate sources of light and find out how our shadows change over the day.
This term we will be learning about space travel and some of the key people involved in sending people into space.
In geography we will be looking at our planet and where it belongs in the solar system. We’ll be thinking about how the seasons change, the different areas of the Earth and what makes it such a special place.
We will use our computers to research our space topic as well as using them to create posters using Word. Year 1 and 2 will also learn how to use the programme Scratch to help an alien get back home.
All the class will continue to use ICT programmes to access learning across the curriculum.
We will be learning about Vincent VanGough and his famous painting ‘The Starry Night’. We will re-create the picture using different artistic techniques.
We will also make a moon buggy with wheels to explore the moon and different planets.
This term we are studying gymnastics, and then throwing and catching and team games.
We’ll take a dance journey into space to see what it’s like to move with no gravity!
This term we will focus on different styles of music looking at Blues, Baroque, Latin, Bhangra, Folk and Funk. Each week we will listen and learn a different style of the song ‘In The Groove’.
We’ll also create some Space Sound-scapes using instruments and other classroom objects.
Year 1 and 2 will be learning to play the recorder.
PSHCE and RE
We will explore our beliefs and what different faiths believe. We’ll look at how our shared beliefs help us at school and in our communities.