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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 Dearden. 

 

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

 

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 2- Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside!

 

In Literacy, we will be writing a diary entry using the past tense to recount the historical rescue that made Grace Darling famous, as well as, writing seaside poetry and a narrative based around the character, Katie Morag. In Maths, we will be counting forwards and backwards to 100, identifying numbers as numerals and as words. We will also learn about shape, money and telling the time.  As Historians, we will examine artefacts and use photographs to compare the seaside of the past and present. As Geographers, we will identify the physical features of a coastline and compare it to a rural area. We will link this to the impact tourism has on these areas. As Artist we will draw a portrait and develop our sketching skills. As Designers, we will create souvenirs using a range of materials and techniques including products that have levers, wheels and winding mechanisms. To keep active this half term we will be developing our knowledge and skills of field games.

Books to enjoy at home!

 

Summer 2

 

Katie Morag's Island Stories by Mairi Hedderwick

Follow the adventures of young Katie Morag, who lives on the Island Of Struay. These endearing stories, which have now been turned into a popular CBBC series, will help children learn about the ups and downs of life on a small island.

 

A First Book of the Sea by Nicola Davies & Emily Sutton

Poetry meets science and art in this beautiful picture book anthology of sea-themed poems. Each double page spread explores a different aspect of the sea, from pebbles and sandcastles to whales and puffins to lighthouses and sailors. Each new aspect is drawn out in beautifully poetic language that makes the reader reflect with awe at the natural and man-made wonders of the sea, the pleasure it provides and the unanswered questions it holds.

 

Seashore: 100 Facts by Steve Parker

This accessible information text offers a wealth of fascinating facts, projects and cartoons. Topics in 100 Facts: Seashore include tides and currents, mangrove swamps, saltmarshes and rockpool creatures.

 

 

 

 

Storm Whale by Benji Davies

Noi lives by the sea with his fisherman father and life there can feel pretty lonely sometimes. When Noi discovers a little whale washed up on the beach, he takes it home to care for it in his bath tub. But there are two problems; the first is that keeping it a secret from his dad will be tougher than he thinks and the second is that whales really belong in the depths of the sea. 

 

Flotsam by David Wiesner

This award-winning wordless picture book offers endless opportunities for discussion and creative writing. A beach-combing young boy finds a washed-up camera on the shore, and when the film is developed it reveals a fantastic new world of creatures from the ocean. Incredible illustrations that speak for themselves. 

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