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 Friday afternoon. Please ensure your child keeps their P.E. kit in school until October half term.
Children are prompted to change their reading book, if they have read their book. We encourage children to read at least four times a week and they will receive a sticker for this. The books that are returned will be kept separate for 72 hours. Please continue to use Reading Eggs that was set up before lock down.
This term our topic is 'Explorers'. We will be looking at a variety of explorers and investigating where they went, how they got there and how they found their way there. Some of the explorers we shall be looking at are Emilia Earhart, Matthew Henson, Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong.
For the rest of the half term, we will be looking at a book by Oliver Jeffers called 'Lost and found'. It is about a boy who one day finds a penguin at his door.
We have had another busy week in year 1. They are showing me how confident they are with their work and in life in general. They have started challenging themselves which has been lovely to see.
Spellings for next week have been stuck in their diaries today. They are also on the website if your child did not have their diary in school. We will be giving out spellings every Friday to be tested the following Friday. We will be doing lots of work in school to support these but it would be great if you could practice them as well.
In maths this week we looked at what makes something a whole. We discussed what this means and followed it up with lots of exploration around this. We moved onto looking at the part-part whole model and have found many different ways to make numbers up to 10. We did this using multi-link.
In English, we continued to look at Look Up! We finished the story off this week. We were really happy that Rocket did actually see the meteor shower with her brother. We started the week off by finishing the book on Wilma Rudolph. We watched videos of her winning Olympic gold medals. She has really long legs. We moved onto using a magic microphone and freeze framing the final part of the story. We have ended this week with retelling the story in our own words. I am so impressed with the work they have done!
In Science we started to look at Everyday materials. We explored and named different materials in objects. We looked at lots of objects around us and were able to name them.
This week, we started a class playlist by talking about how songs make us feel. We then moved on to what rhythm is. We listened to songs and tried to find the rhythm. Children used instruments to then tap out their name to the rhythm.
In P.E this week we looked at a variety of different jumps. We learnt the safe way to jump and how to cushion our landing. We continued to play games that could let us explore these different jumps. We found out that a 1 footed jump to a 1 footed jump is more like a hop.
In Computing we looked at what the internet is. We watched videos and discussed what we use the internet for. We thought about where in the classroom we can see technology and emphasised that everything is connected!
This week in art, we looked at an illustrater called Sir Quentin Blake, we had seen some of his artwork before in Roald Dahl books. We cut up the information and made it into a factfile with some of his work attached.
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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