Lemurs

We are a Year 1 class with 30 children. Our Teachers are Mrs Suzanne Judd and Mrs Hailey Edmonds. Our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Dawn Lancaster. Mrs Judd teaches the class Monday to Thursday and Mrs Edmonds teaches on Fridays. Our page shows activities that we have been doing each term.

This term in Lemur’s Class:

Maths
In Maths we shall be sorting, grouping and counting objects. The children will be writing and reading numbers, forwards and backwards, starting at any number 0 to 10. In our daily No Nonsense Maths lessons we shall be finding and saying 1 more or 1 less than any number initially to 10 and then 20. Later in the term we shall be introducing the mathematical symbols = < and > so that we can compare groups and numbers. We will look at ordinal numbers in everyday situations and throughout the term we will be using numberlines, beadstrings and a variety of manipulatives. We shall also be exploring addition and subtraction so that the children can apply their knowledge.

Phonics
In phonics we shall continue to practise segmenting and blending words containing adjacent consonants and learnt digraphs. We shall be doing this through games and reading and writing challenges in our daily phonics sessions. We will continue to practise tricky words and the children will benefit from reading and writing these at home in order to make good progress.
In English we shall be exploring traditional tales and learning The Gingerbread man story, through actions and speech. This will enable the children to retell the story and make changes in order to write their own versions. We shall also interview characters and write descriptions and interviews. Alongside these activities the children will explore books and games based on the Traditional Tales as they are expected to be able to retell a number of the tales.

Science
In Science we will be exploring the school environment and looking at the plants that grow on the field, in the copse, in the senses garden and in and around the pond. We shall make collections and name the parts of the plants that we find. WE will be looking at how plants and animals grow. We have started a whole school year enquiry and we will be tracking seasonal change by studying a lime tree in the school grounds. We are also hoping to find the answers to some questions that the children have asked such as; what do the seeds of the lime tree look like? What animals or creatures live on the tree? How tall is the tree? Do the leaves stay green all year round?

Topic
Our topic this term is Plants and Animals. This topic has begun really well and we have already discussed how things grow when we have observed plants in our school environment and in class. Our role play area this term will be ‘Mrs Judd’s Garden Centre’ where we will be role-playing growing plants, tending them, playing customers, taking money and visiting the Lemur Café.

Spanish
In Spanish we will be learning about Spanish animals, culture, traditions and how to say our birthday in Spanish.

TGIF
Our TGIF Topic this term is ‘Entrepreneurs’. We have already discussed how we might make some money – so please re-visit this page for more information on our fantastic ideas!

Celebrations in Lemurs
Our Learner of the Week in recent weeks – Harry for his fantastic work on suffixes in English.

Team Point certificates given out this term:

Bronze –

Silver –

Gold –

Mathletics work to be celebrated this week:

Bronze – Emily, Jake and Jack.

Silver –

Gold –

Home Learning
We are learning this week about plants and our environment.

KS1 curriculum Link:

Useful Links for Home:
https://www.gov.uk/education/primary-curriculum-key-stage-1
Mathletics: https://uk.mathletics.com/primary
Phonics play: https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/