Welcome to the Orang-utans’ class page

We are a Year 1 class with 30 children. Our Teacher is Mr Meatcher and our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Hughes. Our page shows activities that we have been doing each month.

This term in Orang-utan’s Class:

In Maths we shall be exploring fractions by finding halves and quarters of both shapes and quantities. The children will be folding 2D shapes and sharing equally between groups of two and four. We shall also be looking at the clock face and learning O’clock and half past times. The children will be naming the two hands on an analogue clock and showing the time on hand-held clocks. To add to this we shall also be exploring weight, measure and volume in the later weeks of the school term.

In phonics we shall continue to practise segmenting and blending words containing adjacent consonants and learnt digraphs. We shall be learning Phase 5 split digraphs and the alternative ways of making the sounds already taught e.g. the ‘E’ sound can be made using the digraphs ee, ea, e-e, ie, y and ey. We will be moving onto Phase 6 and learning spelling patterns such as dge and augh as well as learning plurals and the suffixes er, ed, ing and est.

In English we shall be exploring dragon poems and stories. We shall be looking in particular at the Charlie Stinky Socks stories for these stories link with our topic about homes and castles. The children will be writing their own stories and poems s well as writing information texts about castles.

In Science we will be exploring the school environment and looking for animal habitats. We shall also be categorising animals into herbivores, carnivores & omnivores. Towards the end of the school year we shall complete our year long enquiry, we have been tracking seasonal change by studying a tree in the school grounds.

Our topic this term is Homes and Castles. We shall be making shields and building model castles. We have two school trips prepared this term; on Tuesday 26th June we shall be visiting the Salisbury Museum; on Tuesday 10th July we shall be walking to Old Sarum Castle ruins, year 5 classes will  be coming too. Please check your child’s book bag for further information in the coming weeks.

Our Learner of the Week this week is: Mali for his amazing self portrait using charcoal.

Team Point certificates given out this term: Who will be the first to get a team point certificate this term.

Mathletics Certificates given out this term: Kian Tizard & Brian Mantey.

Home Learning: Spring Walk.

This week’s home learning is to bring in a 50cm x 30cm piece of cardboard in preparation for our shield making next week.

Useful Links for Home:

KS1 curriculum Link: https://www.gov.uk/education/primary-curriculum-key-stage-1

Bug club website: https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk

Mathletics: https://uk.mathletics.com/primary

Phonics play: https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/