1LG 2020 - 2021
Welcome to 1LG's class page!
Hi my name is Miss Garton and I have been teaching at Offley Primary Academy since February. I am really excited about working with you all! At home, I enjoy spending time with my family as well as going to theme parks. We are also very lucky to have Mrs Perry helping us out. Each week I will update 1LG’s website so you can see what goes on inside our classroom.
1LG's P.E slots take place on a Tuesday Morning. Please ensure your child keeps their P.E. kit in school until Easter.
Children will be given the chance three times a week to change their book in school, Monday, Wednesday and Friday. We are still encouraging the children to read every night. If they use reading eggs at home, please note this down in their diariers as well. Any books that get changed will be quarantined for 72 hours before they can be used again. Because of this, there is not enough books for every child to change their book everyday.
This term our topic will be 'The Jungle'. We will be looking at animals including humans in Science, where we might find Jungles in Geography and Edward Tingatinga in Art. The classroom has also been transformed into a Jungle.
This half term in English we will be looking at 'The Curious Case of the Missing Mammoth'. The story is about a little boy helping a huge wooly mammoth catching his baby brother who has run off in the museum to get back to their exhibit.
What a lovely week we have had back together! I have loved how hard you are all working and how much you have grown up. It has been a great 3rd week and can’t wait for next week.
In English this week, we have continued to look at the story ‘The Curious Case of the Missing Mammoth’. We began this week by reading up to ‘Flight room’ page and talked about what had happened so far. As a table we organised 6 different pictures into the correct order. Everyone was then given a sentence strip to write about their picture. We moved onto looking at Teddy, the baby mammoth as a character and describing his personality and looks. We wrote on post-it notes what we thought and why. Words on the inside described his personality and words on the outside described his looks. We moved onto using the information to create a missing poster. We finished this week by looking at the next page, the dinosaur’s teatime. We spoke about what they would eat. We then wrote sentences to accompany this.
In Maths this week, we stated to compare numbers to 100. We looked at what makes a number bigger or smaller. We began by comparing the tens of a number. If this was the same, we discussed we would have to look to the other number. We enjoyed then using the number cards to create numbers. We worked in partners to create lots of different numbers and worked to find a greater and smaller number. We moved onto partitioning numbers into tens and ones. The STEM sentence we used was ‘There are ______ tens, which is _______ and ______ one(s), which is ___. This makes _____ altogether.’ An example of this would be ‘Three are 4 tens, which is 40 and 5 ones, which is 5. This makes 45 altogether. We moved onto looking at part-part-wholes and partitioning the numbers correctly in different styles.
This week in Science we completed the Worms investigation we planned last week. We used paper towels, we had 1 damp and 1 dry. We placed them in a large tub so they weren’t touching. Miss Garton then safely and carefully released three worms into the tub and set a timer for 25 minutes whilst we started completing the recording. We finished the story ‘yucky worms’ and we learnt lots of key facts. We were all able to find the worms. We discovered they prefer wet/damp conditions as all three worms were on the damp towel. We then discussed why this was. We had some really good ideas. It is because worms find dry soil too hard to move in.
This week in Art we completed our TingaTinga work that we did over lockdown. We did this by using lots of different materials and colours on an animal outline. We spoke about how to print to remind us as we had a lot of temptation to colour it in. We finished off by sticking it to a sunset scene in our sketchbooks. We really enjoyed this activity.
This week in PE we continued to work on invasion game skills. This week we focused on changing direction. We played a lot of games, such as stuck in the mud, cat and mouse and sharks and fish. We had lots of fun and got very tired when we had finished. The skill we were learning was being able to dodge out of the way and avoid others around us to not get caught.
This week, with Mrs Perry we began by recapping key vocabulary such as pulse, rhythm and tempo. We moved onto singing ‘rain, rain, go away’ We used claves to tap out the rhythm and tempo. WE were split into two separate groups. We watched people making rain sounds. We finished the lesson by creating our own rainstorm using different parts of our body in groups.
Please find attached some links to help with work at home.
Handwriting - https://www.teachhandwriting.co.uk/continuous-cursive-beginners-choice-2.html
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