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Key Stage 1

Meet our Team 

Mrs Vaughan            Phase Leader & Class Teacher
Miss Routledge Class Teacher
Miss Richards Class Teacher
Mrs Purcell Teaching Assistant
Mrs Betteridge Teaching Assistant
Mrs Fawcett

Teaching Assistant

Mr Leighton Teaching Assistant

 

Our Big Journey

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This half term, our Big Journey is- Space: is there anybody out there? 

Our 'Super Start' is a junk modelling rocket building workshop, recycling packaging left over from the Christmas holidays.

Our 'Fabulous Finish' is using knowledge from our science 'materials' topic to design and build a space capsule that will keep an egg safe!

 

Literacy

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In Literacy we will be writing a letter to the astronaut Tim Peake, innovating poems based on '5 little men in a flying saucer' and writing a diary entry as the bear in 'Whatever next!' 

 

In our class VIPERs sessions, we read and analyse exciting picture books.  Every class also has a chapter book as a daily reader, focusing on authors such as Michael Morpurgo, Enid Blyton and Dick-King Smith.

 

Children take part in daily reading activities in school. We feel that this will help to develop the children's decoding, fluency and comprehension skills. Children have the opportunity to change their reading book every Monday and Thursday. Please make sure children read every night as reading is vital to ensure that children make progress with their learning. There is now evidence to show that children who read regularly at home improve their attainment in maths and writing too!

 

Mathematics

In Maths, we will be focussing on Multiplication, Division and Fractions.  To support children with this unit, please help them to practise the 2, 5 and 10 times tables at home (also 3 times tables in year 2!)

 

Computing

Super Sci-Fi

This space inspired project starts by children creating a simple space invader game. The children will then create their own digital graphics that they will export to use in a second game that they will create using advanced settings. The children will also learn about mnemonics and create their own interactive quiz as well as bring Neil Armstrong to life retelling his story!

 

PE 

Class Indoor Outdoor
1/2AR Wednesday Friday
1/2LR Friday Wednesday
1/2VO Wednesday Friday

 

We are very excited to start using our new hall for REAL PE sessions!  Please ensure that a full PE kit is brought into school on a Monday and stays in school until Friday.

Useful Websites

Below are links to some great websites that you can visit with your child.  These will support your child's learning at home. 

 

Espresso: https://online.espresso.co.uk/espresso/login/Authn/UserPassword

Your child can access Espresso at home - there are lots of great educational games on the site as well as News and Information pages designed for children. 

 

Oxford Owl:  www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

Sign up to children's books online for free. There are also tips on how to support your child to read at home. 

 

Phonics Play: www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

A range of fun games and activities to develop children's phonics skills.

 

KS1 Bitesize: www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/

Activities and games to support children's maths, literacy and science learning.

 

 

 

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