Willow- Y1

Mr Payne, Mr Fletcher and Mrs Gee

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Welcome to Willow's Class Page

I must start with a huge thank you and well done to all the children in Key Stage 1 for their fantastic efforts to create such a great Christmas performance. We are now in the second term and it feels like the first one has flown by. 

Our Topic this half term is ‘Arctic Adventures 

 

We want the children to be as independent as possible from the start of the day so please let them try to organise themselves when they come into the classroom. They can do it!

Maths 

We will begin with recapping in maths this half term. We will look at explaining the reasons why something might be right or wrong and encourage the children to use the right language to do this. We will be doubling, halving and investigating 2D shapes. 

Other things to help – count in 2’s to 20, 5’s to 50 and 10’s to 100.

English 

We will be using our mantra of ‘think it’, ‘say it’, ‘write it’ and ‘re-read it’ when writing our sentences. Capital letters for proper nouns will also be a focus in the first stages of the term. We will continue to use finger spaces, punctuation and work on our lovely handwriting. 

Reading  

We will be listening to, sharing, acting out and enjoying lots of fairy tales. Making predictions, inferring from what we can see and read. 

Science and Geography 

Investigations: We will be completing some investigations using the sentence ‘What will happen to the X if we change Y? Looking at different materials and their properties too.


P.E
 

Fitness and Handball will be our focus this half term. 

Art and DT 

We will be working on some still life sketching and clay modelling skills. Looking closely at primary and secondary colours. 

Computing 

We will be learning how to log in to a laptop, save and retrieve work. The children will be exploring algorithms using bee bots and other hardware. 

Useful Websites 

A really good website at the moment is hit the button. This helps so much with times tables and other maths areas. You can also get it for IPads, Android Tablets and Kindles.  

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button 

A helpful app and website is Khan Academy. Originating from an Uncle helping his Nephew across the globe it has now grown to be a really useful app and website to support with understanding new concepts or helping when sometimes we “don’t get it”. https://www.khanacademy.org/ 

Hit the Button 

Light Bot 

One hour of code 

Phonics Play 

Useful Apps – Train that Brain. 

 

Khan Academy Kids – It starts off quite easy and then builds up. It has some online books and activities that can make reading and homework easier. 

Lumosity or MentalUP – Brain training activities. Again just 10 min a day and they think they are just playing games. 

Hit the Button – Good for number bonds, multiplications and division. 

Cbeebies – Has some good computing games. 

Jolly Phonics Lessons – Has some good activities for the different phonemes (sounds) and tricky words (words that don’t sound out). 

Maths Games (Sharpen your brain and train it) – Knockout System –  

Little Alchemy 2 – Science Mixtures and information. 

(I’ve tried to make sure there are as little apps with in-app purchases as possible) 

 

We had a fantastic day with our TTRockstar maths. 

  

 



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Saplings- YN

Mrs Smith, Mrs Fletcher (On Maternity Leave until late 2018), Miss Wharton, Mrs Webster and Mrs Lever

Willow- Y1

Willow- Y1

Mr Payne, Mr Fletcher and Mrs Gee

Juniper- Y1

Juniper- Y1

Miss Bhalla and Mr Fletcher

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Beech-Y2

Miss Gibbons and Miss Newbury

Chestnut- Y2

Chestnut- Y2

Miss Morley and Miss Newbury

Hazel- Y5

Hazel- Y5

Mrs Tatters-Smith

Alder- Y5

Alder- Y5

Mr Shaw and Miss Cosway

Elm- Y6

Elm- Y6

Mrs Ralph and Mrs Akbar-Zia and Mrs Williams

Birch- Y6

Birch- Y6

Miss Cartwright, Mr Grabowski, Ms Massie and Mrs Sneath

Oak- Y3/4

Oak- Y3/4

Mr Phillips and Mrs Crawford

Sycamore- Y3/4

Sycamore- Y3/4

Miss Edwards and Miss Webster

Rowan- Y4

Rowan- Y4

Miss Shenton and Miss Webster

Larch- YR

Larch- YR

Miss Williams and Ms Shaw

Walnut- YR

Walnut- YR

Mrs Eden-Smith and Miss Smith

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