Willow Class (Year 1)
Willow Class reminders
Monday: Forest School - please ensure the children bring their kit to school with them.
Please ensure the children wear the correct P.E. kit to school and on colder days remember to wear a hoody and tracksuit trousers/leggings.
Five spellings are sent home on a Friday for the children to practice in their Spelling Journal. On the following Friday, they need to bring their Spelling Journal to school with them for their spelling dictation, using one of the words learned that week. Spellings for the following week will be stuck in their book.
Please try to read with your child five times a week. This will support our learning at school and really make a difference to their progress. The children receive a sticker in their Home Academy book on a Friday if they have done this!
Willow Class Learning Journey - Term 1
In term 1 we will be finding out about the Magna Carta and answering the question, 'What was the Magna Carta and what impact did it have on our society?' We will also be finding out the answer to 'Where in the World is the UK?'
Willow Class Learning Journey - Term 2
In term 2 we will be finding out about animals, including humans and answering the question 'How can animals be grouped and classified?' We will also be working hard to make some moving pictures in design and technology, answering the question 'How can I make my picture move?'
Willow Class Learning Journey - Term 3
Our topics this term are Materials in Science and Colour in Art. We will be answering these questions - How can materials be grouped by their properties? How does Hundertwasser use colour in his work?
Willow Class Learning Journey - Term 4
We will be learning about history and geography this term. We will be answering these questions: Who was John Rennie and what was his legacy? Where is our school and what is the area like?
Willow Class Learning Journey - Term 5
In Art we will be answering this question - How does Lowry represent landscapes and figures? We will draw landscapes and figures inspired by Lowry's technique. In Design and Technology we will be answering this question - How can I make my structure stable? We will design and make our own stable structure for a story book character.
Willow Class Learning Journey - Term 6
In Science we will be answering this question - Which plants are growing in our local environment? We will learn the names of plants, including trees in our local environment and carry out our own investigations. In Art we will be answering this question - How can use clay to make a sculpture? We will be designing and making our own clay sculptures.