Welcome to Year One. Learning will be led by myself Mrs Ashe and our Learning Coach Miss Evans.
Home learning will consist of learning the information provided in our Knowledge Organiser and reading. We will also provide phonics and handwriting activities this term. Spellings will be sent out on a Monday for a informal test the following Monday. These will be linked to our phonic focus that week and/or the Year One Common Exception Words (word list provided at the beginning of the year).
The children are encouraged to use TT Rock Stars, Numbots Spelling Frame and Teach your Monster to Read. These can be accessed online and the children have been issued with individual passwords. Please contact me if you no longer have these passwords.
Please ensure your child's reading book is sent into school on their allocated reading day. However, the children are welcome to change their books as often as they require. A letter has been sent home detailing our reading system.
The children should have their book bags with them everyday.
PE is on a Tuesday. Please ensure all your children's items are clearly labelled.
Expeditionary Project Narrative
In Summer terms 2020, the Year 1 crew’s project is called:
How Big Can Anything Grow?
In this project, we have to answer the following Essential Questions:
EQ: What do living things need to grow?
Where does growth start and end?
Our Learning Targets are:
In this project, we will learn about growth through plants, animals and human changes
The expedition will begin with an immersion experience that will include a visit to Littlewoods or Stadt Moers Park lead by the fantastic Knowsley Rangers.
Case Study 1:
The children will discover if they have green fingers. We will be learning about the structure of plants, recognising different plants and what they need to grow. The children will be conducting an experiment by growing their own plants and flowers and observing what happens to them in different conditions.
Case study 2:
We will also be keeping a record of our experiment with our very own plant diaries. The children will also have the opportunity to go outdoors and plant some vegetables in our outdoor area. We will then use our home-grown produce to make a healthy dish.
Crew One will also be observing the changing of the seasons, including the weather and day length. We will be working scientifically by getting outside to observe the changes in nature as summer arrives.
Case Study 3:
Our other focus this term is local history. We will be going on a local walk around Stockbridge Village and will explore how it has changed over time. We would love for you to get involved as local historians.
Presentation of Learning:
What do living things need to grow?
Where does growth start and end?
English across the curriculum and Anchor Texts:
The Anchor Text we will use to develop our English across the curriculum is The Extraordinary Garden written by Sam Boughton. It is a charming story about the importance of nature, teaching us that if we work hard enough our dreams really can come true!
In this fantastic project we will be exploring what life is like on land and below the sea. We will look at the lives of significant people such as, David Attenborough and Jacques-Yves Cousteau. The children will have the opportunity to explore materials and their properties. They will also explore the impact that plastic is having on our environment and we will explore how to recycle and reuse materials.
We will then look at the classification of animals and how they can be grouped according to their characteristics and what they eat. We will use the terms omnivore, carnivore and herbivore. Finally, the children will present their learning in a class assembly. We hope you can all make it.
We are following the Read to Write programme this term and our focus text is the Secret of Black Rock which links well to our current project 'Life on Land and Below Water'.
Erin loves to lie on the jetty, looking for the weirdest fish in the sea the weirder, the better! And she knows the best ones must be further out, where her mum won't let her go . . .
Out there in the deepest sea lies the Black Rock: a huge, dark and spiky mass that is said to destroy any boats that come near it! Can Erin uncover the truth behind this mysterious legend?
WHERE DOES MY HOME END?
My Liverpool Home
Our first project is based on the local area. We will then expand our learning by looking further at our city 'Liverpool'. What makes it unique? What are our famous landmarks?
Within this project the children will be introduced to maps, aerial views and the physical and human features of their locality. Please read the Knowledge Organiser and Project Plan below for further information.
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