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Year 1

Welcome to Y1!

 

General Information

 

Staff: Our Year 1 teachers are Mrs Escott and Miss Playford.

Helping to assist in our classrooms will be Mrs Denton and Mrs Aspin. 

 

PPA: Our PPA is on Friday. During this time children will be taught by Mrs Aspin.

 

P.E:  Our PE days are Tuesday and Thursday.

Children will come to school dressed in their PE kit. They do not need to bring school uniform to change into. All PE sessions will take place outside unless there are extreme weather conditions i.e. ice, snow or heavy rain. Please ensure they have the appropriate kit e.g. jogging bottoms/leggings and a jumper/hoodie)

 

Homework:

Home learning menus are given out at the start of every half term highlighting activities and projects the children can complete based on their current topic. Children will be encouraged to complete homework from the home learning menu from their class teacher.

 

Please do share photographs of your children carrying out the tasks by e-mailing them to homework@woodhousewest.sheffield.sch.uk

Topics covered:

Summer 1- Carnival of the Animals

 

'Carnival of the animals' is a famous piece of music composed by Camille Saint-Seans. Through this topic, we will be exploring animals, their body structure and the type of eaters they are using our classifying skills. We will also be comparing the weather and climate of the UK to a non-European country and discussing the concept of a 'nation'. Finally, as artists and designers we will be looking at textiles and printing, to create patterns to replicate our environment and we will practise our sewing skills to create an animal puppet.

Books to enjoy at home!

 

Summer 1

 

The Big Book of Bugs by Yuval Zommer

Introductory spreads explain that bugs live nearly everywhere on Earth and give tips on how to become a young bug spotter. The book is divided into key groups of bugs, including beetles, moths, butterflies, bees, snails, crickets, grasshoppers, worms and spiders, all illustrated with scenic compositions. Some spreads approach the world of bugs thematically, such as bugs that come out at night, baby creepy-crawlies and life cycles, how bugs hide and show off and how some bugs love to live in your home. The text is chatty, funny and full of amazing facts.

 

Mr Gumpy's Rhino by John Burningham 

Mr Gumpy is off on an adventure! This time he’s rescuing a rhino who’s lost its parents… But growing rhinos needs lots of food. Will Charlie the rhino and Mr Gumpy manage to make a happy home together?

 


 

Zeraffa Giraffa by Dianne Hofmeyr

This is the astonishing true story of Zeraffa, a giraffe who was sent as a gift from Egypt to France in 1826. A young boy, Atir, takes care of Zeraffa on her epic journey and the sailors sing songs as she gazes down at them. In France, Atir leads her through the countryside, and thousands of people marvel at Zeraffa. Paris falls in love with Zeraffa. The King builds her a special house in the Jardin des Plantes. On warm nights, the young princess visits, while Atir whispers stories to Zeraffa of a hot land far away. 

 

Where The Wild Things Are Paperback by Maurice Sendak 

One night Max puts on his wolf suit and makes mischief of one kind and another, so his mother calls him 'Wild Thing' and sends him to bed without his supper. That night a forest begins to grow in Max's room and an ocean rushes by with a boat to take Max to the place where the wild things are. Max tames the wild things and crowns himself as their king, and then the wild rumpus begins! But when Max has sent the monsters to bed, and everything is quiet, he starts to feel lonely and realises it is time to sail home to the place where someone loves him best of all.

 

This Zoo is not for you by Ross Collins

When a small platypus visits the zoo, the animals all assume he has come about the vacancy and he is swiftly taken through a rigorous interview process. But the platypus is far too bland for the chameleons, not nearly graceful enough for the flamingos, and his tricks will never impress the monkeys. So, he leaves. The animals soon regret being so unkind, but . . . what's this? The platypus has left an invitation! Oh dear - it seems he had actually come to the zoo to invite them all to his party. Uh-oh! But with all forgiven and forgotten, the platypus welcomes his new zoo friends to a fantastic party on his Platypus!

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