We hope you are well and staying safe at home. We hope you have had a lovely half term and a well-earned rest.
This half term we are starting some new topics to learn about.
We will be trying to stick as closely to our plan for teaching for this half term and try to cover all the Year One objectives that we need to. The Year One home learning is the same learning as the children are receiving in school with Mr Dixon.
We will be setting you daily RWI phonics and Maths, and weekly Geography, Art, Science, Music, RE and PSHCE.
We will be posting on the Year One page on the school website, as well as on Tapestry.
Remember, we are here to support you in any way that we can. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need to.
If you have any problems in accessing the learning, please contact us on Tapestry or email the office team at
Miss Clemence and Mr Dixon.
RWI Oxford Owl Online E-books. You can go online using the information below to find e-books for your children to read at home. I will send you a message on Tapestry so that you know what colour group your child is in.
Geography, finding compass points. We learnt how to find North on a compass and also pointed to South, East and West. We used these skills to draw maps of different parts of our outside area, to find North on maps of Kingsbridge and to move BeeBots NSWE.
Making and tasting our fruit-based products that we made.
Harvest Time! We went down to our apple orchard in school and harvested lots of juicy apples to use for our design and technology cookery.
We have pedal bikes that we are making the most of. Here is one Year 1 member learning to ride his bike. He had really mastered a balance bike before moving on to be taught to use a pedal bike. The hard work and effort and resilience that he displayed enabled him to meet his challenge. These are all things that we strive towards in Year 1 and across the school using our "Challenge Learning" approach. Ask us about it if you don't know what it is!
This week in Geography we were exploring our school grounds using a birds-eye view map of the school. We went on a treasure hunt following the map to find clues.
We have been exploring different fruits and vegetables. We have learnt to prepare them by cutting, peeling, grating and chopping. We tasted some fruits, vegetables and different fruit based products.
We have been working very hard to create a fantastic outside area for the Year One children. They have been enjoying helping us to create this space, build and paint some of the areas. The children are really enjoying their learning through play outside.
This half-term, our computing topic is "We are Treasure Hunters" and we have begun working with Beebots, which are programmable toys. We have used words such as algorithm to help explain how the Beebot takes instructions into a memory bank and the recalls these to use when you press go! We will be aiming to navigate our way around various maps to help our Beebots reach the treasure! We are working on directional language including forwards, backwards, left and right.
In PE this term we are progressing our functional movement. We are working on our control and fluency in a variety of movements including, sidesteps, galloping, hopping, skipping and even hop scotching! We have learnt to keep our chins up and look where we are going. We have also learnt to stay on the balls of our feet to help us move with fluency and control.
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