Orang-utans

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 addition and subtraction within 20 which includes adding by counting on from the greater number, finding and making number bonds to 20, adding by making 10 (bridging 10), subtracting by not crossing ten & subtracting by crossing 10.

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.

In English we shall be writing instructions to safely cross a road, exploring dictionaries and reading the books ‘The Big Blue Whale’, ‘Dear Greenpeace’ & ‘Whatever Next’. We shall be writing in response to both of these texts.

In Science we will begin our new topic ‘ourselves’. The children will be naming body parts, exploring the 5 senses and carrying out investigations.

Our topic this term is geography based and the children will be looking at the local area. They will participate in a learning walk around Bishopdown Farm where they will name street furniture, look at signs and public buildings.

Our Learner of the Week this week is: Aisha for her understanding and investigating of waterproof materials.

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: Leo (Silver)

We are looking forward to learning about the following things in the Summer term:

  • In English we shall be looking at the Charlie Stinky Socks stories, exploring the settings and characters.
  • In Phonics we shall be exploring the alternate ways of writing the short and long vowel sounds such as the ‘O’ sound can be made using the digraphs oa, ow, oe, o_e & o.
  • In Maths we shall be continuing to count in 2s, 5s & 10s and applying this to word problems. We shall also be finding halves and quarters of shapes and amounts.
  • In Science we shall be starting a new topic about ‘Plants & Growth’ and we shall be planting seeds, taking cuttings & exploring the school grounds and the pond for signs of growth and life. We are planning to visit the New Forest Wildlife Park as part of this topic work.

Home Learning: Spring Walk.

Over the holidays we would like you to go on a walk with your family and see what signs of spring you can find. If you would like to visit the website below you can find a Spring spotter sheet to help you:

https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives/activities/2016/03/spring-hunt/

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: http://uk.mathletics.com/primary

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