Welcome back Year 1!

Hello Year 1 and welcome back to home/school learning. We hope you’ve all had a lovely break in the sunshine and we’re looking forward to some exciting learning during this final part of the summer term.

Whilst you are working from home at the moment, we’ve prepared some new learning packs for the next couple of weeks (Week 8 & 9 of home learning) which are ready to collect from our main reception.

Unfortunately, my work computer has shut down over half term so apologies for the quality of print. It would be a big help if you could collect the paper work pack from reception rather than email but please let us know using the year1@corrie.tameside.sch.uk email.

Menu for Weeks 8 & 9

The maths for both weeks will be following White Rose Maths. In the work packs you have a sheet with QR codes for each lesson. You simply need to hover a digital camera, either phone or ipad, until it connects. It should take you through to the short maths lesson and there is an accompanying worksheet in your pack. If not, here’s the link:

Week 8

http://Lesson 1 Make doubleshttps://vimeo.com/403212130

http://Lesson 2Make equal groups (grouping)https://vimeo.com/403212205

http://Lesson 3Make equal groups (sharing)https://vimeo.com/403212308

http://Lesson 4Find a half (1)https://vimeo.com/403212457

Week 9

http://Lesson 1 Find a half (2)https://vimeo.com/403212540

http://Lesson 2Find a quarter (1)https://vimeo.com/405758197

http://Lesson 3Find a quarter (2)https://vimeo.com/405758313

http://Lesson 4Problem Solvinghttps://vimeo.com/405758474

Don’t forget to use the logins for Reading Eggs, TT Rockstars, Active Learn, Spelling Shed and Charanga.

Please keep in touch with us by email and we will hopefully see you all very soon. Stay safe and well everyone.

From the Year 1 team xxxxx

Grid for learning 4.5.20

Hello Year 1,

Hope you’re all well and keeping safe. I’ve attached a new learning grid for the next couple of weeks which accompanies the learning packs we’ve put together for week 5 & 6 of home learning. There are packs available to collect from the school’s reception if you’re not able to print from home.  If you haven’t already please let us know if you would like a new pack emailing on year1@corrie.tameside.sch.uk .  

Year 1 timetable Week 5&6

Please remember to stay in touch and email us if you have any stories and pictures to share or any questions you may want to ask. We’re missing you all and look forward to seeing you soon. Year 1 team xxxx

 

 

 

New Online Learning

Hello Year 1,

Just wanted to update you all about a dedicated website for online learning which has gone live this morning. The website has been organised by the government and covers the national curriculum. It looks really good and quite easy to navigate.

https://www.thenational.academy/

Click on the green classroom icon in the top right corner

Either click on subject or schedule, then choose Year 1 and then choose your lesson.

Have a go and let us know what you think at: year1@corrie.tameside.sch.uk

Miss. Richards, Mrs. Ethell and Mrs. Baguley

Year 1 – Home school learning for Summer Term 1

Hello everyone,

We hope you have all had a lovely Easter break and everyone is safe and well. We understand that this is a difficult time for everyone  and I’m sure the children will be missing their friends and teachers from school but we want to thank you all for your continued support and look forward to seeing everyone soon.

It’s been lovely to hear from the children and great to share pictures and stories on our class blog. Please keep sharing and of course if you have any questions or need advice please contact us at: year1@corrie.tameside.sch.uk

We have put together two home learning packs which should last over the next 4 weeks. These packs can either be emailed to you so that you can print from home or can be collected from the school’s main reception from 20/04/20.  Please use the email to let us know if you can print the work at home if you haven’t already.

This is the first time table which should continue over the first two week period after Easter.  You need the work packs to complete. Please use the timetable as a guide rather than a structure to help learning at home. Year 1 Home Learning Week 3

This is an electronic copy of the take home Pirates menu YEAR 1 TAKE AWAY HOMEWORK SUMMER TERM PIRATES

There is a lot of amazing online support out there but here are a few useful websites that we recommend:

Espresso – https://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/what-we-offer/discovery-education-espresso choose espresso

Login: student22435

Password: corrie

 

www.5-a-day.tv

Username: 5-a-dayAtHome

Password: AtHome123

 

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/offer

Look for Home learning hub and redeem offer code

Register with your email and your own password

Code: CVDTWINKLHELPS

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/primary/zd7p47h

There are some amazing lessons and ideas for 5-7 ages.

 

Don’t forget https://ttrockstars.com/ and https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb

Username and passwords are in the front of your homework books. Please get in touch if you need them.

Well that’s all for now. Please remember to get in touch as we are happy to help and we look forward to seeing you all very soon.

Miss. Richards, Mrs. Ethell and Mrs. Baguley

 

 

 

 

YEAR 1 HOME LEARNING

YEAR 1 HOME LEARNING

Message to Year 1 Parents / Carers:

We are committed to supporting you at this difficult time and doing what we can to ensure children’s learning and development continues as much as possible under such exceptional circumstances.

We are available to contact via the class email  – year1@corrie.tameside.sch.uk during normal school days /working hours to support with any queries / advice regarding your child’s learning and the activities we have provided.

 

We have planned a structured programme of tasks and activities to make sure children staying at home while school is closed have opportunity for continued learning.

 Pease email year1@corrie.tameside.sch.uk to this us if you would like the homelearning pack sent to you via email.

Much of this learning can be accessed online as part of what school normally provides through websites such as Active Learn, Reading Eggs etc.

For those children who do not have access to online resources we have provided a take home pack of activities for every child as an alternative.

A timetable of learning for the next two weeks is stuck inside the exercise books included in the packs.The timetable is also available here:

WEEK 2

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Mad Maths

Online:TT Rockstars

Pack: 2x sheet 1

Mad Maths

Online:TT Rockstars

Pack: 2x sheet 2

Mad Maths

Online:TT Rockstars

Pack: 2x sheet 3

Mad Maths

Online:TT Rockstars

Pack: 2x sheet 4

Mad Maths

Online:TT Rockstars

Pack: 2x sheet 5

Reading Book Reading Book Reading Book Reading Book Reading Book
Maths

Online: Active Learn

Beetle bump 1.2

Pack: Number representation to 20 Eggs

Maths

Online: Active Learn

Bingo 1.26

Pack: Spring number bonds

 

Maths

Online: Active Learn

Bop a bird 1.7b

Pack: Measuring length and height

Maths

Online: Active Learn

Bubble Burst 1.18b

Pack: counting in 5 maze

Maths

Online: Active Learn

Bus Journey 1.13

Pack: Comparing groups of objects

 

BREAK Online: 2 x5 a day fitness BREAK Online: 2 x5 a day fitness BREAK Online:2x 5 a day fitness BREAK Online: 2×5 a day fitness BREAK Online: 2×5 a day fitness
PHONICS:

Reading Eggs OR

Web-link interactive game

AND / OR

Phonic Booklet activity 6

PHONICS:

Reading Eggs OR

Web-link interactive game

AND / OR

Phonic Booklet activity 7

PHONICS

Reading Eggs OR

Web-link interactive game

AND / OR

Phonic Booklet activity  8

PHONICS

Reading Eggs OR

Web-link interactive game

AND / OR

Phonic Booklet  activity 9

PHONICS:

Reading Eggs OR

Web-link interactive game

AND / OR

Phonic Booklet

activity 10

Handwriting

Pack:Use book and copy formation sheet i l

Handwriting

Pack:Use book and copy formation sheet i l

Handwriting

Pack:Use book and copy formation sheet h b

Handwriting

Pack:Use book and copy formation sheet h b

Handwriting

Pack:Use book and copy formation sheet k

English:

Spelling Shed

Pack:Writing Task Choice

Pack: Common exception words Pg7

English

Spelling Shed

Pack:Writing Task Choice Pack: Common exception words Pg8

English

Spelling Shed

Pack:Writing Task Choice

Pack: Common exception words Pg9

 

English

Spelling Shed

Pack:Writing Task Choice

Pack: Common exception words Pg10

English

Spelling Shed

Pack:Writing Task Choice

Pack: Common exception words Pg11

 

             LUNCHTIME
Music

CHARANGA

Pack: My Favourite Song

Topic

MAPS AND MAPPING:

Espresso Module

Pack: The seven continents of the world

Jigsaw

HEALTHY ME

Espresso Module: Keeping Healthy

Pack: A safe house

Science

ANIMALS

Espresso Module:Living Things KS1

Pack: life cycle of a butterfly

RE

PLACES OF WORSHIP

Espresso Module:

Pack:Place of Worship Fact File

BREAK 2 x 5 a day fitness 2 x5 a day fitness 2 x 5 a day fitness 2 x5 a day fitness 2 x 5 a day fitness
PE: Espresso Module

 

Pack:Fitness Circuit cards

Topic

MAPS AND MAPPING:

Pack: The seven continents of the world

Computing:

Espresso Module

Computing Driving licence

 

Science

ANIMALS Espresso Module:

Pack: life cycle of a butterfly

PE: Espresso Module

 

Pack:Fitness Circuit cards

 

Story-time listen to a story with a grown-up or online Oxford Owl Story-time listen to a story with a grown-up or online Oxford Owl Story-time listen to a story with a grown-up or online Oxford Owl Story-time listen to a story with a grown-up or online Oxford Owl Story-time listen to a story with a grown-up or online Oxford Owl

Children have been given two reading books with their diary, which will need to be returned to school when school opens again or when you collect new learning packs provided in 2 weeks’ time.

In addition, children have been given storybooks from our book swap initiative. If you return these storybooks, we can swap them for you when you collect your new packs (if other families have returned them).

Below are links to all the online learning platforms that school currently offers and your child has login details for (We have stuck all their log in details into the exercise books included in the packs).

In addition to what we currently provide, you can find details of other online resources that you will find useful that are free to use at this time.

Can parents/ carers of children who are eligible for school care at this time make sure their children bring into school the pack they have been provided as it will be used for their learning provision in school.

We will keep you informed when new packs become available and will update this class page with new resources for the coming weeks.

Please adhere to the guidelines published by Public Health England and keep your children in the home unless they are with you to get some fresh air. They should not continue to mix socially with their friends.

We sincerely hope that you and your families remain safe and well at this time and we look forward to welcoming you back as school as school is allowed to re-open.

 

Miss Richards, Mrs Ethell and Mrs Baguely.

YEAR 1 HOME LEARNING

Message to Year 1 Parents / Carers:

We are committed to supporting you at this difficult time and doing what we can to ensure children’s learning and development continues as much as possible under such exceptional circumstances.

We are available to contact via the class email during normal school days /working hours to support with any queries / advice regarding your child’s learning and the activities we have provided.

year1@corrie.tameside.sch.uk

We have planned a structured programme of tasks and activities to make sure children staying at home while school is closed have opportunity for continued learning.

Much of this learning can be accessed online as part of what school normally provides through websites such as Active Learn, Reading Eggs etc.

For those children who do not have access to online resources we have provided a take home pack of activities for every child as an alternative.

A timetable of learning for the next two weeks is stuck inside the exercise books included in the packs.

Children have been given two reading books with their diary, which will need to be returned to school when school opens again or when you collect new learning packs provided in 2 weeks’ time.

In addition, children have been given storybooks from our book swap initiative. If you return these storybooks, we can swap them for you when you collect your new packs (if other families have returned them).

Below are links to all the online learning platforms that school currently offers and your child has login details for (We have stuck all their log in details into the exercise books included in the packs).

In addition to what we currently provide, you can find details of other online resources that you will find useful that are free to use at this time.

Can parents/ carers of children who are eligible for school care at this time make sure their children bring into school the pack they have been provided as it will be used for their learning provision in school.

We will keep you informed when new packs become available and will update this class page with new resources for the coming weeks.

Please adhere to the guidelines published by Public Health England and keep your children in the home unless they are with you to get some fresh air. They should not continue to mix socially with their friends.

We sincerely hope that you and your families remain safe and well at this time and we look forward to welcoming you back as school as school is allowed to re-open.

 

Miss Richards, Mrs Ethell and Mrs Baguely.

 

Reading Eggs

TTRockstars

Active Learn

Espresso

Spelling Shed

CHARANGA

5 a day fitness

 

Additional sites / apps that can provide good quality learning support free of charge:

Phonics Play

Monster Phonics

Oxford Owl

Twinkl

Welcome to Year 1 Class Page

1ER

Happy New Year! Happy New Term!

Although right now the Winter days are cold and dark, January brings the first Spring Term at school which means brighter days are on the way!

Take a look at what’s new this half term…

English
The Year 1 children made an amazing discovery in our first week back – mysterious eggs appeared at school and a letter from the University of Manchester asking us to help them locate some important missing dinosaur exhibits! We will be looking at information texts about dinosaurs to see if we can identify if the eggs we have found could be DINOSAUR EGGS! We will be looking at the features of simple non-fiction text and writing our own entries for a Year 1 Dinosaur Encyclopaedia.

Our focus in Phonics this half term will be to continue Phase 5 learning alternative sounds that letters we already know sometimes make when reading words.

This term Year 1 making a visit to Denton Library. We would encourage as many children as possible to join the Library so you can continue to develop a love of reading at home. Best of all …it’s FREE!

Please continue to use Reading Eggs regularly at home also (Reading Eggs login details are attached to the Reading Record book. Please ask a member of staff if you have any problems).

Don’t forget YEAR 1 READING MORNING, every Monday morning 8.50am -9.20am grown-ups are most welcome to come and join their child, share a story or find out some facts from our lovely collection of books. What a fantastic way to start your child’s week by being a super reading role model!

For more information of how and what we teach in spelling in Year 1 and what words to practise at home please use the links below:

Practising Spellings at Home

Year 1 Spelling Rules

Year 1 Key Words for spelling /reading

Spelling Shed

 We ask that you read with your child as often as possible and sign their reading record a minimum of twice weekly in line with school policy. We will check reading records every Wednesday with homework. We will change their book twice a week only in line with school policy. This is to encourage more depth of comprehension and more fluency practise. Pleases return reading books and records every day.

Maths
The children in Year 1 love their Maths lessons! Our Maths themed story books Maths area are really popular in reading morning and in independent choice learning time. Miss Daunt is working in Year 1 this term as part of our SHINE project using number /maths stories and rhymes. She will be working with some children and parents on using Maths story activity packs at home. Our work in Maths this half term will focus on:
Place Value

Say the number one more or less and two more or less using a number line or a 100 grid; locate 2-digit numbers on a 100 grid and a 1-100 bead string; read, write and say 2-digit numbers and understand them as some tens and some ones

Number Facts

Revise pairs to 5, 6, 7, 10 and doubles to double 6; derive subtraction facts; understand a symbol being used for an unknown; use number facts to solve simple addition and subtraction word problems; find pairs of numbers with a total of 8

Adding and Subtracting

Add by putting the larger number first and counting on (numbers up to 100), spotting unit patterns; count on from 2-digit numbers; add a 1-digit number to a 2-digit number

3D shapes / Time

Name, recognise and know the properties of 3D shapes: cube, cuboid, cone, cylinder and sphere; begin to sort 3D shapes according to properties; order and name the days of the week and months of the year; recognise and name the seasons

Numbers and Counting: Fractions

Count on and back in tens from any number; begin to count in 5s and 2s recognising multiples of 5 end in 5 and 0; chn begin to count in 2s; estimate a number of objects within a range and count by grouping into 10s or 5s

As part of Year 1 weekly Homework children should complete Active Learn Maths games at home inked to their work in school. (Active Learn log in details are attached to the Reading Record book. Please ask a member of staff if you have any problems).

http://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk

Year 1 also have access at home to TTRockstars where they can practise their times tables fluency. Again regular practise at home will help your child be more confident during Maths lessons in school.

https://ttrockstars.com/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/kids-activities/fun-maths-games-and-activities/

 Science

The Science topic this term will be all about animals including humans. The children will be labelling parts of their body, identifying a range of animal parts and learning all about the five senses including an investigation to explore taste. They will be learning to categorise and classify animals according to their characteristics and use terminology such as carnivore, herbivore and omnivore. They will work be working scientifically to investigate mini-beasts in our local school grounds and use a range of graphs to present statistics. We will also be walking to Hulme Woods to record our Winter season and weather. We will need parent/carer volunteers to support with this and will notify you via parentmail.                              .’
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/science/

Topic

Our exciting new creative curriculum topic for Spring is JURRASIC FOREST DINOSAURS! We will be asking and finding answers to simple questions about the past in the time of Dinosaurs known as the Jurassic period. We will learn about where and when the dinosaurs lived and why they became extinct. We will be revisiting the continents of the world to make a fossil finding map. We will be exploring what fossils are and what we can learn from them using simple sources of information. We will also be finding out about the lives of Mary Anning the famous fossil finder and natural history expert David Attenborough.

Our design and make task this term will involve building model dinosaurs with moving part. Fossils will inspire our artwork this term as we explore clay, make rubbings, prints, imprinting in and modelling with clay.

To celebrate and consolidate our learning during the topic we end the term with a visit to see a full size dinosaur skeleton!!

http://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/

RE

In RE we will be starting a new unit called ‘What makes some places sacred?’. The children will be exploring a range of World Religions and compare/contrast in more detail a Church, a Synagogue and a Mosque.  We will use our visits to St. Mary’s, our RE artefacts in school and Virtual classroom experiences to research different places of worship and explore why these places are considered sacred and to whom. We will use art, drama and circle time to explore this theme creatively.

Computing

The children will be following a unit called ‘Walking with Dinosaurs’ from the Knowsley Planning Scheme. This will involve the children practically learning about algorithms and beginning to learn Code which will be linked directly to our topic and will be a fun, game based unit. The children will be using code to make Daisy Dino move around a game following a set of instructions.

PE
The children are developing their Dance skills in PE this term with special lessons from one of our Sports Development coaches. In Gymnastics we will be ‘Rocking and Rolling!’. Using mats and some simple apparatus while copying and remembering actions, making a sequence, showing contrasts (such as small/tall, straight/curved and wide/narrow) and learning to hold a position whilst balancing on different points of the body.
PE will take place on Mondays and Fridays this term.
Please make sure that a complete PE kit is in school every week.

PSHE
Our school follows a scheme called Jigsaw and this term our Year 1 children will complete a unit called ‘Dreams and Goals’. After thinking about our successes and achievements we will be setting simple personal goals and recognising how we can best learn to achieve them. We will take a goal and break it into small steps. Working with a partner and celebrating our successes together, exploring how difficult challenges make us feel and recognising how it feels to overcome difficult challenges will finish off our Dreams and Goals puzzle piece.

Music

Our Music lesson in the first part of Spring 1 explore to songs to learn and perform:Rhythm In The Way We Walk (Reggae style) and The Banana Rap (Hip Hop style). Through these songs and different musical activities we will be developing our understanding of lots different musical dimensions but particularly pulse, rhythm and pitch. We will listen and respond to popular tunes including Happy (Pharrel Williams) and When I’m 64 (The Beatles).

 

Homework
In Year 1 homework is given on a Friday and expected back every Wednesday. Children will be expected to complete a maths activity on Active Learn, a spelling activity on Spelling Shed, read their reading book at least twice and complete an activity from the DINOSAUR homework menu.

Children are encouraged to be as creative as they wish and can choose how to present their homework so if they have published something using an iPad, tablet or computer please email it to us!

Remember children are registered and have log in details to use all the following learning APPS at home:TTRockstars, Active Learn, Spelling Shed and Reading EggsChildren also have home access to Espresso which allows them to explore interactive resources covering the entire Year 1 curriculum and is a great place to find child friendly information and appropriately levelled activities to support all areas of the curriculum.

http://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/

Click on the link here for a copy of the  homework which is also stuck in children’s Homework Book. Find a Homework Help Pack on the Class Page of the School website or pick up a pack from your child’s teacher at school.

F.A.O. Mrs. Ethell or Miss. Richards to admin@corrie.tameside.sch.uk

Don’t forget that your homework and reading are monitored as part of your Assertive Mentoring profile.

On time by Wednesday – GREEN

Late by Friday – YELLOW

No homework or reading completed – RED

 

HOMEWORK CLUB is available after school if you are unable to complete homework at home. Ask teachers or school office staff for details.

Welcome to Year 1 Class Page

Happy New Year!

Although right now the Winter days are cold and dark, January brings the first Spring Term at school which means brighter days are on the way!

Take a look at what’s new this half term…

English
The Year 1 children made an amazing discovery in our first week back – mysterious eggs appeared at school and a letter from the University of Manchester asking us to help them locate some important missing dinosaur exhibits! We will be looking at information texts about dinosaurs to see if we can identify if the eggs we have found could be DINOSAUR EGGS! We will be looking at the features of simple non-fiction text and writing our own entries for a Year 1 Dinosaur Encyclopaedia.

 

Our focus in Phonics this half term will be to continue Phase 5 learning alternative sounds that letters we already know sometimes make when reading words.

 

This term Year 1 making a visit to Denton Library. We would encourage as many children as possible to join the Library so you can continue to develop a love of reading at home. Best of all …it’s FREE!

Please continue to use Reading Eggs regularly at home also (Reading Eggs login details are attached to the Reading Record book. Please ask a member of staff if you have any problems).

 

Don’t forget YEAR 1 READING MORNING, every Monday morning 8.50am -9.20am grown-ups are most welcome to come and join their child, share a story or find out some facts

from our lovely collection of books. What a fantastic way to start your child’s week by being a super reading role model!

 

For more information of how and what we teach in spelling in Year 1 and what words to practise at home please use the links below:

Practising Spellings at Home

Year 1 Spelling Rules

Year 1 Key Words for spelling /reading

 

 

 

We ask that you read with your child as often as possible and sign their reading record a minimum of twice weekly in line with school policy. We will check reading records every Wednesday with homework. We will change their book twice a week only in line with school policy. This is to encourage more depth of comprehension and more fluency practise. Pleases return reading books and records every day.

 

Maths
The children in Year 1 love their Maths lessons! Our Maths themed story books Maths area are really popular in reading morning and in independent choice learning time. Miss Daunt is working in Year 1 this term as part of our SHINE project using number /maths stories and rhymes. She will be working with some children and parents on using Maths story activity packs at home. Our work in Maths this half term will focus on:
Place Value

Say the number one more or less and two more or less using a number line or a 100 grid; locate 2-digit numbers on a 100 grid and a 1-100 bead string; read, write and say 2-digit numbers and understand them as some tens and some ones

Number Facts

Revise pairs to 5, 6, 7, 10 and doubles to double 6; derive subtraction facts; understand a symbol being used for an unknown; use number facts to solve simple addition and subtraction word problems; find pairs of numbers with a total of 8

Adding and Subtracting

Add by putting the larger number first and counting on (numbers up to 100), spotting unit patterns; count on from 2-digit numbers; add a 1-digit number to a 2-digit number

3D shapes / Time

Name, recognise and know the properties of 3D shapes: cube, cuboid, cone, cylinder and sphere; begin to sort 3D shapes according to properties; order and name the days of the week and months of the year; recognise and name the seasons

Numbers and Counting: Fractions

Count on and back in tens from any number; begin to count in 5s and 2s recognising multiples of 5 end in 5 and 0; chn begin to count in 2s; estimate a number of objects within a range and count by grouping into 10s or 5s

 

As part of Year 1 weekly Homework children should complete Active Learn Maths games at home inked to their work in school. (Active Learn log in details are attached to the Reading Record book. Please ask a member of staff if you have any problems).

 

http://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk

 

Year 1 also have access at home to TTRockstars where they can practise their times tables fluency. Again regular practise at home will help your child be more confident during Maths lessons in school.

 

https://ttrockstars.com/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/kids-activities/fun-maths-games-and-activities/

 

Science

The Science topic this term will be all about animals including humans. The children will be labelling parts of their body, identifying a range of animal parts and learning all about the five senses including an investigation to explore taste. They will be learning to categorise and classify animals according to their characteristics and use terminology such as carnivore, herbivore and omnivore. They will work be working scientifically to investigate mini-beasts in our local school grounds and use a range of graphs to present statistics. We will also be walking to Hulme Woods to record our Winter season and weather. We will need parent/carer volunteers to support with this and will notify you via parentmail.                              .’
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/science/

Topic

Our exciting new creative curriculum topic for Spring is JURRASIC FOREST DINOSAURS! We will be asking and finding answers to simple questions about the past in the time of Dinosaurs known as the Jurassic period. We will learn about where and when the dinosaurs lived and why they became extinct. We will be revisiting the continents of the world to make a fossil finding map. We will be exploring what fossils are and what we can learn from them using simple sources of information. We will also be finding out about the lives of Mary Anning the famous fossil finder and natural history expert David Attenborough.

Our design and make task this term will involve building model dinosaurs with moving part. Fossils will inspire our artwork this term as we explore clay, make rubbings, prints, imprinting in and modelling with clay.

To celebrate and consolidate our learning during the topic we end the term with a visit to see a full size dinosaur skeleton!!

 

http://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/

 

RE

In RE we will be starting a new unit called ‘What makes some places sacred?’. The children will be exploring a range of World Religions and compare/contrast in more detail a Church, a Synagogue and a Mosque.  We will use our visits to St. Mary’s, our RE artefacts in school and Virtual classroom experiences to research different places of worship and explore why these places are considered sacred and to whom. We will use art, drama and circle time to explore this theme creatively.

Computing

The children will be following a unit called ‘Walking with Dinosaurs’ from the Knowsley Planning Scheme. This will involve the children practically learning about algorithms and beginning to learn Code which will be linked directly to our topic and will be a fun, game based unit. The children will be using code to make Daisy Dino move around a game following a set of instructions.

PE
The children are developing their Dance skills in PE this term with special lessons from one of our Sports Development coaches. In Gymnastics we will be ‘Rocking and Rolling!’. Using mats and some simple apparatus while copying and remembering actions, making a sequence, showing contrasts (such as small/tall, straight/curved and wide/narrow) and learning to hold a position whilst balancing on different points of the body.
PE will take place on Mondays and Fridays this term.
Please make sure that a complete PE kit is in school every week.

PSHE
Our school follows a scheme called Jigsaw and this term our Year 1 children will complete a unit called ‘Dreams and Goals’. After thinking about our successes and achievements we will be setting simple personal goals and recognising how we can best learn to achieve them. We will take a goal and break it into small steps. Working with a partner and celebrating our successes together, exploring how difficult challenges make us feel and recognising how it feels to overcome difficult challenges will finish off our Dreams and Goals puzzle piece.

Music

Our Music lesson in the first part of Spring 1 explore to songs to learn and perform:Rhythm In The Way We Walk (Reggae style) and The Banana Rap (Hip Hop style). Through these songs and different musical activities we will be developing our understanding of lots different musical dimensions but particularly pulse, rhythm and pitch. We will listen and respond to popular tunes including Happy (Pharrel Williams) and When I’m 64 (The Beatles).

 

 

Homework
In Year 1 homework is given on a Friday and expected back every Wednesday. Children will be expected to complete a maths activity on Active Learn, a spelling activity on Spelling Shed, read their reading book at least twice and complete an activity from the DINOSAUR homework menu.

Children are encouraged to be as creative as they wish and can choose how to present their homework so if they have published something using an iPad, tablet or computer please email it to us!

Remember children are registered and have log in details to use all the following learning APPS at home:

TTRockstars, Active Learn, Spelling Shed and Reading Eggs

Children also have home access to Espresso which allows them to explore interactive resources covering the entire Year 1 curriculum and is a great place to find child friendly

information and appropriately levelled activities to support all areas of the curriculum.

 

http://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/

Click on the link here for a copy of the  homework which is also stuck in children’s Homework Book. Find a Homework Help Pack on the Class Page of the School website or pick up a pack from your child’s teacher at school.

F.A.O. Mrs. Ethell or Miss. Richards to admin@corrie.tameside.sch.uk

 

Don’t forget that your homework and reading are monitored as part of your Assertive Mentoring profile.

On time by Wednesday – GREEN

Late by Friday – YELLOW

No homework or reading completed – RED

 

HOMEWORK CLUB is available after school if you are unable to complete homework at home. Ask teachers or school office staff for details.

Welcome to Year 1 Class Page

Take a look at what we’ll be exploring this half term……

English
We will begin our term by reading ‘Whatever Next’ by Jill Murphy which is a lovely story about a bear’s imaginative journey to the moon. The children will make their own space rocket to use in our Role Play area where they can act out going to the moon. The children will also be reading ‘Beegu’ by Alexis Deacon which is a fictional story about an alien lost on earth. We will be using ‘Talk for Writing’ strategies to retell the story and create our own space stories using a story map. The children will be actively encouraged to use their phonics to spell words and begin to say words and sentences out loud in preparation for writing sentences. There will also be a focus on handwriting so that children can practise letter formation of upper and lower case letters.

Practising Spellings at Home

Year 1 Spelling Rules

Please encourage a love of reading at home and use Reading Eggs regularly. (Reading Eggs login details are attached to the Reading Record book. Please ask a member of staff if you have any problems.) We ask that you read with your child as often as possible and sign their reading record a minimum of twice weekly in line with school policy. We will check reading records every Wednesday with homework. We will change their book twice a week only in line with school policy. This is to encourage more depth of comprehension and more fluency practise.Pleases return reading books and records everyday.

Every Monday morning 8.50- 9.20 you are invited to our Reading Morning. Come along and share books with your child and get some ideas about how to read with your child.

 

Maths
This term we will be following the school’s math scheme, Abacus to focus on the following objectives: –
• To count objects up to 20, estimate and count objects up to 30.
• Read and write numbers up to 20.
• To count forwards, backwards and order numbers up to 10.
• Identify 1 more and 1 less.
• Find pairs of numbers that make 5,6 &10 and subitise groups of objects that make 5,6 &10. (Subitising is a term that was coined by the theorist Piaget and defined the ability to instantaneously recognise the number of objects in a small group without the need to count them.)
• Double numbers 1 to 5.
• Identify, name and describe a range of 2D shapes in accordance to their properties.
• Introduce and use Venn Diagrams and Carroll Diagrams.
Please encourage your child to play lots of math games and have a go at TT Rockstars which is a fun way to practise times tables. (TT Rockstars login details are attached to the reading record. Please ask a member of staff if you have any problems.)

https://ttrockstars.com/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/kids-activities/fun-maths-games-and-activities/

Science

The Science topic this term will be’ Identifying Materials.’
In this unit children will identify and name common types of materials including:- wood, metal, plastic, rubber, fur, toweling, nylon, wool, sponge, cotton wool, paper, card, brick, ceramics, rock and some liquids and powdered solids.
They will label, collect and group together objects made from the same material. They will state that different objects can be manufactured from the same materials. They will investigate why some materials are unsuitable for some objects and provide reasons for this.
During the unit children will be working scientifically to investigate the properties of different liquids. They will also investigate which materials are good to wrap and protect a hollow chocolate object being sent through the post.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/science/

Topic

We will be learning all about Space this term! We will be documenting all the significant events and developments in Space on a class timeline including the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing! We will be making our own aliens out of clay and using a range of media and skills to create lots of space related art for our role play area. The children will be learning about Time Peake, Helen Sharman and Neil Armstrong in a quest to find out what life is really like as an astronaut!

http://www.esa.int/kids/en/home
http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/space.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/topics/space

RE
During this term we will be learning all about people who are Christians and finding out about what they believe through stories in the bible. We will also be visiting St Mary’s church for our harvest festival which will take place on Tuesday October 8th at 9.30am. You are welcome to attend.

Computing
The children will be learning how to use all the apps on our class I-Pads, learning to login to Reading Eggs and TT Rock stars independently, learning about E-Safety and learning all about algorithms to design their own Space game.

PE
The children will be following the Val Sabin primary PE Curriculum which will focus on, flight, bouncing, jumping and landing with a Space theme in mind!
PE will take place on Wednesdays and Fridays this term.
Please make sure that PE kits are in school every week.

PSHE
Our school follows a scheme called Jigsaw and this term our Year 1 children will complete a unit called ‘Being me in my world’ which celebrates all the qualities that makes people unique. Children will get lots of opportunities to discuss and share what is good about themselves and how they want to grow in the coming year ahead.

Music
We will be exploring a unit called ‘Hey You!’ using the school’s music scheme, Charanga. We will listen and appraise a range of Hip Hop songs such as:- Hey You! by Joanna Mangona, Me, Myself And I by De La Soul, Fresh Prince Of Bel Air by Will Smith and It’s Like That by Run DMC. They will also play a range of games to find the pulse, rhythm and pace using their voices and either use recorders or glockenspiels to accompany a piece of music.

Homework
In Year 1 homework is given on a Friday and expected back every Wednesday. Children will receive either a maths or a reading task based on what we’ve been learning in class and they will choose a piece from the Space homework menu. Click on the link here for a copy of the homework which is also stuck in children’s Homework Book.

Children are encouraged to be as creative as they wish and can choose how to present their homework so if they have published something using an iPad, tablet or computer please email it to us!

Click on the link here for a copy of the  homework which is also stuck in children’s Homework Book. Find a Homework Help Pack on the Class Page of the School website or pick up a pack from your child’s teacher at school.

F.A.O. Mrs. Ethell or Miss. Richards to admin@corrie.tameside.sch.uk

Don’t forget that your homework and reading are monitored as part of your Assertive Mentoring profile.

On time by Wednesday – GREEN

Late by Friday – YELLOW

No homework or reading completed – RED