Welcome to Lindisfarne!
Our class teacher is Mrs Turner and Mrs Acton will return after maternity leave at Easter.
Our teaching assistants are Mrs Tomlinson, Miss Magill and Mrs Adams.
We are going to read a story to the children each day. Please listen to the YouTube clip at the end of each weekday.
We will add the clips as we record them.
https://youtu.be/jByW5ZcWLog Never Ask a Dinosaur to Dinner by Gareth Edwards
https://youtu.be/9dDfZTNNh3Y The Magic Donkey Ride by Giles Andreae
https://youtu.be/0akJMPpV8r0 The Gigantic Turnip by Aleksei Tolstoy and Niamh Sharkey
https://youtu.be/wIcy5KeUgg8 Junglebum by Chae Strathie and Ben Cort
https://youtu.be/T-8Ayq1-j2E Nikki and the Rocking Horse by Alan Brown
Our first topic is Families.
During this topic the the children will be able to talk about their experiences and feelings about the love and care shown to them by their family. We will be asking what a family is and who loves us. We will explore the differences and similarities between families as well recognising how God loves everyone.
Questions you could ask your child at home for this topic are:
How was Jesus' life compared to yours?
What is a family?
How does our your family show love and care for one another?
Blessed be God
God hears me when I pray for strength.
God is strong for me.
God takes care of me.
How good God is to me!
God helps me and I feel strong again.
Thank you, thank you God.
Judaism Week Monday 16th November 2020
In Year 1 we will be looking at God's promise to Abraham and learning the story of Moses leading the people out of Egypt to the Promised Land.
Our second topic in Advent term is Belonging.
In this topic we think about all the different groups we belong to such as our family, our class, school, Rainbows, dancing, Beavers etc. We look at how we feel belonging to a group.
We then focus on Baptism; the first sacrament and joining God's family. We remember all that we learnt about Baptism last year in Reception and go deeper, looking at what happens in a Baptism, who is involved and look at why water, Chrism, a baptismal candle and a white garment are important.
Our last topic in Advent Term is Waiting.
In this topic we first look at times when we have to wait for and how it feels to wait especially when you have an exciting event to look forward to. We then think about Advent as a time of waiting and getting ourselves ready to celebrate Jesus' birthday. We remember the Christmas Story and also remember this story is in the New Testament. We look at an Advent Wreath and identify the significance of the different parts of the wreath. We also look at Christingle and how it helps us to understand why God sent Jesus to be the light of the world.
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!
During Autumn 2 we will be exploring our local area of Belper. We will be learning about the history of Belper during a special visit from a member of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site, as well as 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.
During this half term we are learning about different countries and continents and comparing the weather and landscapes. We will 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.
Throughout Summer 1 we will be learning 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 Kedleston Park. Our guide there will lead us through games and fun activities about trees, plants, fruits and vegetables.
Also this half term we will each be planting our own 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.
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 comparisons 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!!
This year our school is using a new maths scheme called Power Maths which teaches using a Mastery approach. We still have our Big maths CLIC lessons before each maths lesson and each Friday do our Beat That tests.
In the Autumn term we look at numbers to 10, addition and subtraction within 10, part-whole model, 2D and 3D shape and numbers to 20.
Puffin Academy - allows access to My Maths on iPad.
Maths Skill Builders Bundle (UK) - a collection of games for KS1 for numeracy
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