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Year 1 - Lindisfarne

Welcome to Lindisfarne! 
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Our class teacher is Mrs Acton and our teaching assistant is Mrs Turner.
DAYS TO REMEMBER!
 
Please make sure your child has the​ir reading book and diary in school for their Guided Reading day.

 

Monday.gif    Snakes for Guided Reading.
 
Tuesday.gif    Lions for Guided Reading, spelling test, PE.
 
Wednesday.gif Hippos for Guided Reading, PE.
 
Thursday.gif   Giraffes for Guided Reading, Big Writing, Maths games changed.
 
Friday.gif​Monkeys for Guided Reading, Numeracy and Literacy 'Beat That' tests, 
                                  Show and Tell.

 

Children are aware that they need to put their reading book bags in the green tray first thing in the morning when they need their books changed. I shall then do my very best to give your child new books by the end of the day.

Our Topics
 
Autumn 1
Ourselves and Animals
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During Autumn 1 ​we will be looking at our five senses, through poetry and also non-fiction books. We will also be looking at animals, both in the wild and our pets. We have got Zoolab visting us with some animals for us to touch and hold. Mrs Acton will also be bringing in her rather unusual (and very old!) pet for us to meet!

In Design and Technology we will be designing and making our own pet homes for an animal of our choice.

In Geography we will be exploring maps and using a compass to give and follow directions using directional language such as north, south, east and west.

In Literacy we will be looking at animal stories, such as Polar Bear, Polar Bear and Dear Zoo. We will create story maps to retell these, as well as writing our own versions!


 
Autumn 2
Around Our School
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​​​​​​During Autumn 2 we will be explorig our local area of Belper. We will be learning about the history of Belper during our school trip around our town and looking at photographs from the past and the present.

In science we will be looking at the seasons Autumn and Winter, discussing seasonal change and how each season is different.

In Design and Technology we will be designing and making our own (small scale) playground equipment following our research at the River Gardens play area.


 

Spring 1
Earth and Space!
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During Spring 1 we are going to be learning about some of the main events in space history, a brief synopsis of the life of Neil Armstrong as well as lear​​​​ning basic space facts and names of the planets. We will also be linking this to science, covering light and dark.
 
 We will create our own Solar System collages as well as designing our very own planet! Our role play corner will be transformed into a rocket and we will have fun dressing up as astronauts in there, blasting off to space!

 
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Also this half term, in RE, we shall be looking at Special People. We will be naming lots of special people in our lives and will say what makes each of them special to us. We will also be getting creative and making some thank you cards to send to some of these special people!
 
During this half term we shall be zooming off to Leicester to visit the National Space Centre where we shall learn all abou the different planets, as well as getting a close look at some real moon rock!
Spring 2
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During this half term we are learning about different countries and continents and comparing the weather and landscapes. W​e w​ill be looking at Africa as our hot continent, using African artefacts to do observational drawings and hearing stories that have African settings, such as Handa's Surprise. We will also be designing and creating our own African fabrics using repeating patterns and symmetry.

 
Our cold comparison will be the North and South Poles. We will be finding out where penguins and pole polar bears live, as well as learning about inuits and their homes. We will be comparing these homes to the homes in parts of Africa and our own homes.

 
We will be using maps and globes to locate the UK and to find the capital cities of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales.

 
On World Book Day we enjoyed dressing up as our favourite book characters! We also had Pinxton Puppet Theatre Company come into school! They came into our class and helped us all make our very own puppets. They also performed a puppet show in the afternoon for us, which some of key stage 1 were in with the puppets that we made!

 
Summer 1
Plants and the Environment
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​Throughout Summer 1 we will be learing all about plants and trees. We will be using plants for observational drawings and naming different plants and flowers.

Our school trip this half term is to Shipley Park. We will explore Cinderhill, looking at all the different plants that we can spot and name. We will also be making our own bookmarks using things that we have collected from our nature walk.

Also this half term we will each be planting our wn sunflowers! We will place them around our classroom, water them each day and watch them grow. Using our Seed Diary, we are going to measure the growth of our sunflowers and record our findings.

In art we will be recreating our own version of the painting 12 Sunflowers by Van Gogh.

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Summer 2
Seasides past and present
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During Summer 2 our topic is about seasides, today and from the past. We will be exploring different artefacts from the Victorian times and making comparisions to today's seasides and holidays.
 
In art we shall be learning about the French artist Georges Seurat, who created pictures using millions of dots of colour called Pointillism. We will design our own beach scenes using this technique.
 
In Literacy we are going to be writing our very own fantasy stories! We will be using our imagination to design our own imaginary settings and will then be making our own character puppets for our stories. We are very excited to start writing our stories and become fantasy story authors!
 
In PE we will be starting our Athletics sessions with a specialist coach who comes in to teach us! We will be learning to jump and land safely, throw and catch with control and run at different speeds. Our teacher thinks we may have quite a few future Olympians!!

 

Religious Education

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Our current topic is Belonging - Baptism/Confirmation

During this topic we will be discussing all of the different ways that we belong. This could be in our family, friendship groups, clubs, school family and also our church family.

We will be designing our own belonging badge as well as showing how it feels to belong through drama.

Also during this topic we will be looking at Baptism. We will look at who and what we would see during a Baptism and acting out of very own Baptism service in class! If the children have any Baptism photographs or candles that they wish to bring in to show us, that would be fantastic!

We are going to be learning about the role of parents and godparents as well as some of the rite of the Sacrament of Baptism.

 

                             
USEFUL APPS FOR IPAD OR TABLET

 

Puffin Academy - allows access to My Maths on iPad.

Maths Skill Builders Bundle (UK) ​- a collection of games for KS1 for numeracy

Maths Bingo

Twinkl Phonics (Phases 3, 4 or 5) - Phonic games

Crazy Cursive Letters - handwriting and letter formation practise

Read with Biff, Chip & Kipper: Library

The Beginners Bible - animated stories for children

Bee-Bot listening to and following instructions

Book Creator​

USEFUL WEBSITES
 
Below is a list of useful links for your child to go on to extend their literacy and numeracy skills even further at home. All of the links listed are used in school and the children will be familiar with most of the games.
 
My Maths
www.internetmatters.org - advice and guidance for parents for e-safety
To help develop your child's religious education, the following websites may be useful to you:​

 

Look at what we have been up to...

 

2015-2016

 

This is us in RE acting out our role plays to show how it makes us feel to belong.

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During our science lesson on senses, we used our noses to find out what was in each dish! Some of these smells we liked, but some we really didn't (like marmite)! We made predictions for what we thought each smell was and recorded this.

Our class visitors 'Zoolab' were GREAT! We saw a tarantula, we touched a bearded dragon and we held a guinea pig, a giant African snail, a snake and a giant millipede! We were able to find out how different animals have very different textures.

Our class visitors 'Zoolab' were GREAT! We saw a tarantula, we touched a bearded dragon and we held a guinea pig, a giant African snail, a snake and a giant millipede! We were able to find out how different animals have very different textures.    1
Our class visitors 'Zoolab' were GREAT! We saw a tarantula, we touched a bearded dragon and we held a guinea pig, a giant African snail, a snake and a giant millipede! We were able to find out how different animals have very different textures.    2
Our class visitors 'Zoolab' were GREAT! We saw a tarantula, we touched a bearded dragon and we held a guinea pig, a giant African snail, a snake and a giant millipede! We were able to find out how different animals have very different textures.    3
Our class visitors 'Zoolab' were GREAT! We saw a tarantula, we touched a bearded dragon and we held a guinea pig, a giant African snail, a snake and a giant millipede! We were able to find out how different animals have very different textures.    4
Our class visitors 'Zoolab' were GREAT! We saw a tarantula, we touched a bearded dragon and we held a guinea pig, a giant African snail, a snake and a giant millipede! We were able to find out how different animals have very different textures.    5
Our class visitors 'Zoolab' were GREAT! We saw a tarantula, we touched a bearded dragon and we held a guinea pig, a giant African snail, a snake and a giant millipede! We were able to find out how different animals have very different textures.    6
Our class visitors 'Zoolab' were GREAT! We saw a tarantula, we touched a bearded dragon and we held a guinea pig, a giant African snail, a snake and a giant millipede! We were able to find out how different animals have very different textures.    7
Our class visitors 'Zoolab' were GREAT! We saw a tarantula, we touched a bearded dragon and we held a guinea pig, a giant African snail, a snake and a giant millipede! We were able to find out how different animals have very different textures.    8
Our class visitors 'Zoolab' were GREAT! We saw a tarantula, we touched a bearded dragon and we held a guinea pig, a giant African snail, a snake and a giant millipede! We were able to find out how different animals have very different textures.    9
Our class visitors 'Zoolab' were GREAT! We saw a tarantula, we touched a bearded dragon and we held a guinea pig, a giant African snail, a snake and a giant millipede! We were able to find out how different animals have very different textures.    10
Our class visitors 'Zoolab' were GREAT! We saw a tarantula, we touched a bearded dragon and we held a guinea pig, a giant African snail, a snake and a giant millipede! We were able to find out how different animals have very different textures.    11
Our class visitors 'Zoolab' were GREAT! We saw a tarantula, we touched a bearded dragon and we held a guinea pig, a giant African snail, a snake and a giant millipede! We were able to find out how different animals have very different textures.    12

Esme had great fun at home making her book all about Autumn! Look at how many conkers she had found with her Grandad!!

Esme had great fun at home making her book all about Autumn! Look at how many conkers she had found with her Grandad!! 1

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Our 'Readers' doing a fantastic job at reading the story of the Last Supper during our Meals Liturgy.

Our 'Readers' doing a fantastic job at reading the story of the Last Supper during our Meals Liturgy. 1

Making our African fabrics using symmetry and repeating patterns.

Making our African fabrics using symmetry and repeating patterns. 1

 

RE topic - Meals - Mass, Jesus' special meal

During this topic we discussed our own experiences of mealtimes that we have enjoyed, as well as thinking about why​ people share special meals.

We designed and made our own mealtime place mats, including our own mealtime prayer. We enjoyed getting crafty and making our own special meal collage on plates!

We read, acted out and retold the story of Jesus' special meal. Using the iPads to explore the Last Supper, we created a story map to recall what happened.

Also during our Meals topic, we were encouraged to use religious words to say what happens during Communion at Mass.

 

After taking the cup, he gave thanks and said, “Take this and divide it among you. For I tell you I will not drink again from the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.”​  Luke 22:7-38​

Our class Liturgy during Autumn 2 ​

  Our class Liturgy during Autumn 2 ​ 1
  Our class Liturgy during Autumn 2 ​ 2
2013-2014
 
Look what we have been up to!
Picture 1 Making our own planets
Picture 2 Making our own planets
Picture 3 Making our own planets
Picture 4 trip to the National Space Centre, Leicester
Picture 5 trip to the National Space Centre, Leicester
Picture 6 Naturewalk around schoolfield to collect resources
Picture 7 Naturewalk around schoolfield to collect resources
Picture 8 Naturewalk around schoolfield to collect resources
Picture 9 Naturewalk around schoolfield to collect resources
Picture 10 Naturewalk around schoolfield to collect resources
Picture 11 Naturewalk around schoolfield to collect resources
To provide a high quality Christian education for all children enabling them to achieve their full potential in a safe and caring environment.
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