Robins - Year 1
Topic Launch Day 23rd April 2021 Invitation
Welcome to Robin Class 2020-21
Top tips for supporting your child in Year 1
Moving into Year 2 :
Next time you are back in school you will be in Dove Class and a Year 2 Mrs Day and Miss Offord are so looking forward to getting to know you. Click on the video below for a welcome message from the Year 2 staff team and have a read of the booklet below which tells you about what you can expect when you move into Year 2.
Welcome to Year 2
Transition to Year 2
Home Learning : Summer Term
Thank you so much for being a wonderful year 1 class and coping so well in these unprecedented times! Thank you parents for all your support. I wish you a happy and healthy holiday. I look forward to working with you during your transition into year 2.
Summer 2 Week 6 and 7: After the successful two weeks of 'Where the wild things are', as detailed on the newsletter dated 3rd July, phonics (ea/ie digraphs and er/ir digraphs: see below) and maths home learning will continue to be White Rose Maths (see daily videos and lessons below).
There will not be specific English tasks for each year group but a choice of activities based on Mexico.
Children coming into school will do the phonics and maths set for their days, but also activities based on Mexico that are not shown on the grid below to avoid duplication.
There will also be other ideas on the curriculum pages.
It would be great to see what you do. Please email me photos. Enjoy!
We had our own Olympics!
The black chick 'Ambrose Penguin' has started crowing!
Summer 2 Week 4 and 5: As detailed on the newsletter dated 19th June, phonics (oa/oe/ow digraphs and air/ear/are trigraphs: see below) and maths home learning will continue to be White Rose Maths (see daily videos and lessons below).
There will not be specific English tasks for each year group but a choice of activities based on the book 'Where the wild things are' by Maurice Sendak.
Children coming into school will do the phonics and maths set for their days, but activities based on the book that are not shown on the grid below to avoid duplication.
There will also be other ideas on the curriculum pages and a reading of the book on the Video Resource Centre. There is a slideshow of the book below, but also many youtube versions (although some might not be age appropriate).
It would be great to see what you do. Please email me photos. Enjoy!
This week aswell as doing the maths, RE, handwriting and phonics the children have explored some of the senses: listening to sounds, feeling objects and smelling things!
Next week they will be testing their taste buds.
The children who returned last week were inspired by their work on senses and portraits by Pablo Picasso. Have a go yourself.
One of my chickens sat on some eggs for 23 days (over 3 weeks).
We have a chick!
Another chicken sat on some eggs for 21 days and she has six chicks!
Is this the first sunflower to have petals?
Thank you for telling me what you have planted...spring onions, strawberries, peppers, carrots, chives, parsley, forget-me-nots, sweet peas, potatoes and aloe vera. I also received a great video showing me someone's basil, parsley, peas, sweetcorn, brussel sprouts, carrots, lettuce, tomatoes and potatoes!! Well done.
How have they changed? What flowers are now in bloom?
Growing runner beans......
Inspired by Sniff sniff sniff by Julia Donaldson (some rhyming too) WOW!
We looked at the work by Andy Warhol and in particular Queen Elizabeth II, just before lockdown. I have created the display above, which you will be able to see when you return to school.
What year was Queen Elizabeth II born? When did she become queen? How long ago was this? How old is she now? You could put some of these dates on the history timeline you are creating this week.
Can you remember the year that you were born? Was it 2013 or 2014 that began your personal timeline? When were your parents, grandparents and even great grandparents born? I look forward to seeing your timeline and the people you include on it.
Learn facts about robins!
Learn about Owls.
Please keep a record of the rainfall. You can either measure the daily amount and empty it each time or leave it in and measure the total rainfall. How would you then work out which day had the most rain?
Which method do you think is best to get the information?
Home learning week 2: I am very impressed with the Easter board game and story I have been sent already! There have been great videos too. Thank you:)
Keep sending me your work It is great to see what you have been doing!
Growth of sunflower seed! Hopefully yours has started to grow too.
Hopefully you have started to keep a weather diary. Please save a clear plastic bottle (between 1 and 2 litre) to use to make something after Easter.
Please see the overview letter for the second week of home learning. I hope you are all well. Please email me with any queries. It would be nice to see some examples of what you've been doing too!
Maths resources : please either print from the White Rose Maths link shown on the letter or copy the sheets below into your maths books.
Handwriting: this is for the week, so it is best to do a bit each day!
DT : Design an Easter board game. Many apologies but the file I'd hoped to attach is too large, so I've taken photos to give you some ideas. You can google other ideas online too!
Welcome to Robin Class : the Year 1 class at Cheapside School.
Mrs Spong teaches the class everyday except Monday, when Mrs Summers will be in class.
Forest School is on Monday morning. The children should come to school in their Forest School/PE clothes. Please also remember a waterproof coat, gloves and hat. Wellies should already be in school.
P.E. is on Tuesday morning. The children should come into school in their PE kit (shorts and t-shirt underneath tracksuit) and bring uniform in a bag to change into.
It is useful for P.E. kits to be in school all week, in case plans need to change or spare clothes are needed.
Currently homework comprises of maths, spellings and daily reading. Occasionally there may be work or research for a different subject.
Reading books and reading record books should be in school every day. Please complete your child's reading record book when they have been listened to. These will be checked and books changed as appropriate.
For most children, spellings include common exception 'red' words and words containing the phonic sound of the week.
Maths is a termly KIRF (key instant recall fact).
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any concerns or queries,
Mrs Spong and Mrs Summers
Watch Out! Launch Day : 12/9/19
African Drumming: 21/10/19
Learning about food in Africa
Explorer drama workshop: 27/11/19
Week beginning 2/12/19
This week in science we will be learning about Polar Bears and talking about how they are adapted to survive in the arctic. Part of this will be talking about blubber and how arctic animals have blubber to help them survive the cold climate. To enhance your child's learning please have a go at the experiment below with your child at home.
Meeting an Arctic Animal: 18/12/19
Spring Term - Turrets and tiaras
2D and 3D shapes in Maths
Spring 2 KIRF
Launch of Spring term topic.....
After this, we started some embroidery. Not nearly 70m long like the Bayeux Tapestry; which shows the 1066 Battle of Hastings!
We have learned about the early Motte and Bailey castles which the Normans from France built first out of wood. These were often surrounded by a moat of water to make it more difficult for enemies to attack.
Then stronger castles made of stone were built.