A warm welcome to Willow Class! Our teachers' names are:
Things to remember!
- P.E is on Thursday- please ensure your child always has their kit in school and that jewellery (earrings, necklaces, etc.) is removed.
- We encourage children to read 3 times a week at home. Please remember to sign their reading diaries.
-Please ensure all your child's clothing is clearly named.
In English lessons we focus on traditional tales, chronological reports and instructions. We use Talk for Writing to help children learn stories and imitate the language they need to write their own story.
This term we will be looking at:
A range of texts including various children's fiction books as well as non-fiction.
We will be focusing on sentence structure, including capital letters, full stops and finger spaces. We will also be including adjectives in our writing as well as developing the technique of reading our work back to check that it makes sense. We are using conjunctions, such as 'and', 'but', 'or' and 'because' to extend our sentences. Handwriting and presentation will be high priority as well as spelling patterns.
Teaching and Learning in Maths follows our Oakhill planning document which teaches the four main areas in maths. These are Number and Place Value, Geometry, Measure and Statistics. Where possible, links have been made across the maths curriculum to provide children with as many opportunities as possible to apply their knowledge and understanding.
We follow the Alumno Curriculum and through this we will be teaching a broad and balanced curriculum, looking at Science, History, Geography, Art and DT.
In History, we will be taking an indepth look at our local area, particularly one of the six towns, Burslem. We will be looking at famous people that have originated from Stoke-on-Trent and how their fame has impacted on the development of the city. We will also be identifying key landmarks within Burslem and naming the various types of houses within the area. We will also be looking at a selection of contemporary pottery manufacturers.
In Geography, we will look at interpreting a range of maps and identifying markings and symbols within them. The children will learn compass points and how to use them within maps as well as for directional purposes.
In Design and Technology, the children will have the opportunity to plan, design and make a range of tasty dips and veg sticks. They will also develop their understanding about a balanced diet and what food groups are required to keep us healthy.
In Art, we will be using a range of techniques to mould and manipulate clay. The children will have the opportunity to develop their understanding of Stoke-on-Trent and its link to pottery as well as develop their knoweldge of a variety of well known artist.
The children will be developing their phonics skills through daily creative sessions. They will enable them to become confident at identifying simple and complex sounds within words. This will then build on their ability to segment and blend sounds to form words.
USEFUL LINKS FOR HOME LEARNING
If you need your logins for any of these sites please send a Dojo message to your class teacher
Phonics Play: https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/
Phonics Bloom: https://www.phonicsbloom.com/
Online Phonics Lessons: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw
Spelling Shed: https://play.edshed.com/en-gb/login
TT Rockstars: https://ttrockstars.com/
Purple Mash: https://www.purplemash.com/login/
Collins Ebooks (reading scheme books at home): https://ops.collinsopenpage.com/sso/login?service=https%3A//ebooks.collinsopenpage.com/wr/index.html&eulogin=true
Dance Mat Typing: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2f9j6/articles/z3c6tfr
To contact the phase leader for Key Stage 1 please complete the form below.