Welcome to Year 1K!
Teacher: Miss Kozij
Teaching assistant - Miss Moran
Spring 2 2020
Welcome back year 1! I hope you have all had a lovely February half term and had some well deserved rest and a nice break away from your screens. I am looking forward to working with you this half term as we continue to love, learn and grow together. The great news is that from March 8th we are all back in school. The last half term was very different for all of us, but as always, you showed us how resilient you all are and produced some fantastic home learning.
On this class page you will be able to find information about this half terms learning.
At the bottom of this page I have attached this years topic overview and spelling sheets along with some useful links to help you with your learning.
Whilst working at home it is still vital that children are doing lots of reading, whether this be books, newpapers, magazine or via reading eggs online. Spelling lists will be uploaded onto this page and on Seesaw and children will still be tested on a Friday.
Please contact me if you need your reading eggs log in.
Joe Wicks is fortunately starting up his PE with Joe sessions again whilst schools are closed on YouTube- this is a great resource to use at home.
When school reopens on Monday 8th March, our PE lessons will continue as they were before on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please come in in your PE kit on your those days.
To begin our English learning this half-term, we will be focusing on the funny but educational book Interview with a Tiger by Andy Seed. This is a quirky non-fiction book that lets animals speak for themselves, using the ‘tranimalator’ machine which turns animal sounds into words. Author Andy Seed interviews endangered animals and asks interesting questions so we can learn lots about them. We will be having a virtual author visit where author Andy Seed will tell you a little bit more about himself, his books and endangered animals, you will also have the chance to ask him questions. For our main piece of writing during this topic, we will be creating an informative poster about a chosen endangered animal in character.
To begin our maths learning this half term, we will be focusing on place value to numbers within 50. We will continue to do our daily counting forwards and backwards to 100 and our problem solving question of the day. We will use our previous knowledge on place value to 10 and 20 such as, number bonds/ facts, tens and ones, different ways of counting such as 2s, 5s and 10s and part-whole models to help us with this learning. We will continue to use different methods such as number lines, tens frames and 100 squares to aid us with place value within 50.
Our topic this half term is 'All around the world in 30 days'. During this unit we will be focusing on music and computing where we will be learning all about music from different cultures and countries all around the world. We will be learning how to use the internet to research and use this to create information PowerPoints and recording using the iPad.
For the first two weeks of the half-term, our Topic focus will be all about endangered animals. We will begin by learning about what an endangered animal is and where they are found. We will start to understand what makes an animal endangered and how we can work together to prevent animals becoming endangered. We will then move on to focussing on 'Seasons', linking this to Geography where we will be looking at weather and climates around the world, we will be identifying the location of hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the equator, identifying seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom, using world maps, atlases and globes to identify the United Kingdom and its countries and learning to understand geographical similarities and differences.
We will be focusing on the topic of 'Lent' during Religion this half term. We will be discussing what we already know about Lent and will be leaning about how it is a time to reflect on life, and to prepare for Easter.
KS1 Creative ideas: https://sway.office.com/izWF4eAOc7u0rCfS?ref=Link