Year 1

Home learning 2020/2021
Please find below the weekly learning menu for you to choose your starter, main and dessert activities. 
Please continue to use class dojo to communicate with your class teachers. 
Have fun. 
Medium term plans & parent leaflets 

Miss Grover

Hello, my name is Miss Grover! I am in my third year of teaching and I teach in Penguin class. I have previously taught Reception and I am excited to see what new adventures this academic year will bring!

Teaching assistants- Mrs Wells (Monday/ Tuesday) & Mrs Ross (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)

Mrs Lizzie Cattermole

Year 1 Teacher and phonics/spelling leader

Hello! I'm Mrs Cattermole, class teacher for Seaturtles. I have been teaching for 15 years across KS1 and EYFS. I am really looking forward to our Year ahead especially developing our continuous provision style of learning further.
This year, Seaturtles are joined by our SCITT (student teacher) Miss Green. She was previously our class teaching assistant and has taken the next step into a teaching career.

Spring term 2020- What is on Planet Earth?
 
This term we are answering the question 'What is on Planet Earth?' We will be learning about famous explorers and become explorers ourselves visiting the 7 continents and 5 oceans of the world, learning all about the different animals, landscapes, people and climates.
 
'The snail and the whale'
Our power of learning text this term is 'The snail and the whale'. Each week have been following the journey of the snail and the whale around the world. 
So far they have visited the 5 oceans, Antarctica, South America and Australia. 
 
Our classrooms have been transforming into different parts of the world to represent the continents. We have been busy creating animals, landscapes and labels for the different areas. 
 
Eco week
 
During Eco week we learnt about how to look after our planet and all things Autumn. On Monday we read 'Leaf man' by Lois Ehlert. We went for an Autumn walk and collected lots of Autumn treasures to make our own leaf creations. On Wednesday we read 'Somebody swallowed Stanley' by Sarah Roberts and talked about the problems caused by plastic in the ocean. This inspired the children to make posters to encourage people to be more responsible and look after the sea animals. On Friday we read 'Tidy' by Emily Gravett and found out lots about British wildlife and how to look after them. We then created animal homes, made woodland animals out of clay, and started an animal rescue centre to help any animals who may have been hurt by litter. Take a look at some of the lovely learning that took place over the week!