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Year 1 Starfish

*** IMPORTANT UPDATE***

All learning will be online on Google Classroom from Wednesday 13th January.

Thank you to all parents who attended our live meeting today. I am so excited to start online learning with all your children. Starfish children, we will be having a live phonics lesson everyday at 9am!

So please make sure you have had your breakfast and that you are changed so you are ready to do some fantastic phonics with me! I am really excited to see you all tomorrow for our first phonics lesson at 9am! Thank you!

Welcome to the Year 1 Starfish Page!

 

My name is Miss Umerji and I am delighted to be teaching the Year 1 Starfish this year. Mrs Patel and Mrs Ahmed will also be helping us in Year 1.  At the bottom of our class page, you will find lots of important information such as our class bulletin, homework grid, curriculum overview and lots of useful websites to support learning.

 

Important Reminders

* PE - Our PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday. Please arrive to school in full PE kit on these days!

* School Library - We are timetabled to visit the school library every Wednesday lunchtime.  Don't forget to pick up a loyalty card for the chance to win a new book from the SMSJ bookshop!

* Homework is given out every Wednesday and should be returned on Monday.  All children have a homework book with a homework grid for the half term.  Homework includes: home reading (3 parent signatures required), spellings (test every Monday), a Maths activity, key vocabulary to learn from their knowledge organiser and one other piece to be completed based on our topic for the half term.              

Home Learning Tasks

Week Beginning 11th January 2021 

Please complete your home learning in an exercise book. If you do not have one please use your homework book. 

 

Monday

Morning Tasks

Get moving and wake up with Joe Wicks!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9sciRMnE1c

 

English - showing understanding of a text

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z942kty

Complete Activity 1 and 2.

 

Maths - Using number bonds when subtracting

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/using-number-bonds-when-subtracting-c9h3jd

Please complete the online lesson

 

Afternoon Tasks

Please complete 1 lesson on Reading Eggs.

Mindfulness Yoga Meditation- Please click on this link and find yourself a  comfortable and quiet space to carry out your mindfulness yoga!  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlg052EKMtk  Cosmic Kids Yoga 11.01.21

 

Tuesday

Morning Tasks

Get moving and wake up with Joe Wicks!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23Eya6X_3rs

 

English - Writing sentences

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zdh2dp3

Complete Activity 1, 2 and 3.

 

Maths - Using doubles to calculate near doubles

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/using-doubles-to-calculate-near-doubles-60rk6t

Please complete the online lesson.

 

Afternoon Tasks

Please complete 1 lesson on Reading Eggs.

 

Below is an activity called 'Give me 5'. This is a fun game were you have to say 5 things about each topic that you click on. See how well you can do before asking someone at home for help!

Purple Mash Log in

 

Your purple mash log in has been stuck in your reading record, however, if you find it is not there, then please contact me on the message button below and I will send your username and password. 

 

The website is:  https://www.purplemash.com/sch/stmichaelbb1

 

 

 

Reading Eggs

 

https://readingeggs.co.uk/

 

Reading eggs is an extremely useful tool to improve our reading skills! I will be setting work to complete on here so please ensure you have your log in details (in your reading record). Again, if you can not access it or haven't got your log in details then please contact me on the message button below.

Spring 1

Our value this half term is WISDOM.  Don't forget to complete your values task at home - it could be included on our next newsletter!

 

English

We are beginning the half term exploring the story of 'The Enormous Turnip'. Following this we will be looking at writing instructions and traditional rhymes. 

 

Maths

This half term we will be covering the following areas in our Maths lessons...

Place Value (within 50)

Addition and Subtraction (within 20)

Length and Height

 

Topic

Our topic is 'Growth and Green Fingers'. 

Art- Observational drawings and paintings developed into printmaking. 

Science- Plants

Please check the Knowledge Organiser for key vocabulary and facts to learn at home. 

Design and Technology- Food (Preparing and combining foods).

Computing- Lego builders and maze explorers.

 

Autumn 2

Our value this half term is PEACE.  Don't forget to complete your values task at home - it could be included on our next newsletter!

 

 

English

We are beginning the half term exploring the story ‘George and the Dragon’ by Chris Wormell. Then we will look at poems and nonfiction texts.

                               

Maths

This half term we will be covering the following areas in our Maths lessons...

Addition and Subtraction (within 10)

Shape

Place value (within 20)

 

Foundation Subjects

History – Events of the Great Fire of London

Science – Seasonal change (Please check the Knowledge Organiser for key vocabulary and facts to learn at home)

 Design & Technology – Designing and making a pop-up book

Computing – Exploring Purple Mash, Grouping and Sorting and Pictograms

 

Autumn 1

Our value this half term is FAIRNESS.  Don't forget to complete your values task at home - it could be included on our next newsletter!

 

This half term, we will be learning...

 

English

We are beginning the half term exploring the story ‘Lost and Found’ by Oliver Jeffers. The children will be writing their own innovative version of the story! Then we will be learning about non-chronological reports and the children will write their own report.

 

Maths

This half term we will be covering the following areas:

  • Number – Place Value (within 10)
  • Addition and Subtraction (within 10)

 

 

Morning Tasks

Every morning from 8:40 - 8:50, children get the opportunity to consolidate their Maths skills and learn new skills by completing a 'Flashback 4' Maths activity.  Within this activity they will answer questions, which increases their knowledge and confidence. They will also learn the 'Word of the Day' and it's meaning, really broadening their vocabulary from 9:05-9:15. The children will use their knowledge of the word to create their own sentence. At the end of the week the best sentence will get a little word ninja certificate!

 

Geography

We will be exploring hot and cold places in the world. We will be looking at the continents and oceans and finding out lots of amazing facts about them!

 

Science

We will be focusing on animals. We will be looking at a variety of animals, their structures and what they need in order to survive. We will be learning lots of amazing vocabulary in order to identify and categorise lots of different animals. Have a look at our Knowledge Organiser at the bottom of this page to gain more of an insight on what the children will be learning!

 

RE

We will be focusing on the question 'What it means to belong to a faith community?'

 

Important Documents

Useful Websites

If you need to contact Miss Umerji, please send a message below:

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