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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:

 

Spring 1- Staying Healthy

 

Our topic this half term is called 'Staying healthy'. It focuses on famous nurses of the past and how their actions have influenced the health service today. The children will be writing lists, diary entries and instructions. As scientists, we will be learning about the different parts of the body and their associated senses. In maths, the children will explore time and shape, as well as, counting forwards and backwards to 50 and applying this knowledge to solve problems.

Books to enjoy at home!

 

Spring 1

 

Florence Nightingale by Lucy Lethbridge 

Born into a wealthy family, Florence Nightingale could have lived a life of leisure and luxury. Instead she longed to be a nurse. In 1830, that was the last thing a rich girl could do - but Florence was no ordinary girl.

Usborne Famous Lives retell the stories of fascinating people, bringing them to life so vividly, it’s as if you’re there with them.

 

 

 

Funnybones by Janet and Allan Ahlberg

This is the first book in the FUNNYBONES series and introduces the skeletons - a big skeleton, a little skeleton and a dog skeleton. The skeletons venture out of their cellar one night to find someone to scare, but everyone is in bed so they amuse themselves by scaring each other and playing with the skeleton animals that live in the zoo.

 

 

 

The Extraordinary life of Mary Seacole by Naida Redgrave

Mary Seacole is now known for her medical work in the Crimean war, and as a brilliant woman who combated the racial prejudice she experienced in her lifetime. But for a long time her story was lost.

From growing up in Kingston, Jamaica as the daughter of a doctress to helping soldiers in the war, discover the details of the amazing life that Mary Seacole led in this beautifully illustrated book with real-life stories, timelines and facts

 

 

Miss Dose the Doctor's Daughter by Allan Ahlberg

Dora Dose is not just a doctor’s daughter, she’s a double doctor’s daughter – her mum and dad are both doctors. Dora wishes she was a doctor too. But, when her parents wake up covered in spots, it looks as if her wish is going to come true – a little too soon…

 

 

 

 

The Human Body by DK

Help your child continue their journey of discovery into the most amazing living organism on our planet: humans!

Bursting with colourful illustrations and thrilling pull-out pages, The Pop-up, Pull-out Human Body is packed with fun facts about the human body from head to toe. Exploring each organ in turn, this book explains how muscles work, what makes the brain tick, and the vital role the kidneys and liver play in our health. The pop-up and pull-out images and explanations are perfect for little fingers and add extra detail.

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