WELCOME TO CLASS 1W

Teacher

Teacher

Miss Whitehead

Class HLTA

Class HLTA

Miss Ellis

Class ETA

Class ETA

Mrs Moran

Class ETA

Class ETA

Mrs Tuck

Class ETA

Class ETA

Mrs Harrison

Class 1W curriculum

Spring term

Our theme this term is :

Astronauts!!!

RE

As theologians we will :

  • Be able to talk about our families and celebrations.
  • Begin to retell the religious Bible stories through artwork, drama and writing.
  • Recognise religious celebrations such as Baptism and the signs and symbols that go with this special event.
  • Recognise some signs and symbols of Lent and Easter and use some religious words.
  • Recognise some ways in which we can look after God’s family.
  • Recognise some ways in which we as Christians prepare for Easter.

english

As writers and communicators we will :

  • Include full stops, capital letters, finger spaces and conjunctions within our writing.
  • Use phonics to help with spellings.
  • Read stories about different experiences.
  • Writing postcards.
  • Writing letters.
  • To be able to ask and punctuate questions accurately.
  • Use cursive writing.
  • Use drama to explore stories in greater depth.

PSHE

we will :

  • Discuss what makes us healthy.
  • How to play nicely with others.
  • How to act when people need help.
  • Be aware of people that can help us.
  • Try out best to be kind and caring to others.

Geography

As geographers we will :

  • Developing basic geographical language to refer to key physical and human features.
  • Keep a weather chart – looking at rainfall and temperature.
  • Compare our school environment with the moon.

Design and Technology

As designers we will :

  • Be able to evaluate our/peers work stating what we like and dislike.
  • Use a variety of equipment.
  • Use a range of materials.
  • Design a space rocket.

History

As geographers we will :

  • Developing basic geographical language to refer to key physical and human features.
  • Keep a weather chart – looking at rainfall and temperature.
  • Compare our school environment with the moon.

mathematics

As mathematicians we will :

Spring 1:

  • Exploring calculation strategies within 20: Represent and use number bonds; use concrete and pictorial representation to solve one-step problems.
  • Numbers to 50: Count, read, write, identify, represent in numerals and words; recognise place value.

Spring 2:

  • Addition and subtraction within 20: Comparison and difference. Represent and use number bonds; read, write, interpret and solve one-step problems.
  • Fractions: Recognise, find and name a half and a quarter as one of two or four equal parts respectively.
  • Measures: Length and mass
  • Compare, describe, measure, record and solve practical problems.

science

As scientists we will :

  • Identify different climates.
  • Identify, sort and group materials.
  • Know that materials have different properties – transparent, waterproof, etc.
  • Use our investigative skills to test which materials are most suitable for different purposes. Cold and warm, thermal?

Physical education

As athletes we will :

  • Be able to follow instructions
  • Be aware of health and safety
  • Understand why we need to warm up and cool down
  • Safely use a variety of apparatus.

Computing

We will :

  • Use sound recording equipment.
  • Develop our skills in saving and storing sounds.
  • Develop collaboration skills as we work as a group.
  • Understand how a talking book differs from a paper-based book.
  • Talk about our use of ICT.
  • Share our recordings with an audience.
  • Recognise common uses of information the technology beyond school.
  • Use technology safely and respectfully.

Art

As artists we will :

  • Use a range of drawing techniques to complete drawings of space.
  • Use our pencil/drawing techniques to copy/design postcards.
  • Look at the works of Andy Goldsworthy and Richard Long.

Music

As musicians we will :

  • Be able to play musical instruments to space-themed music

Homework

Homework and an additional piece of phonics work will be sent home every Friday evening. Homework is to be returned by the following Wednesday in order for children to be awarded Dojo points.

Please send in your child’s reading book on their allocated day written on their book bag and we will change your child’s book once a week. Please remember to write in your child’s reading record to acknowledge that you have listened to your child read. It is also very important to check your child’s understanding when reading. Finally, please remember to access Bug Club once a week.

As we are unable to have a Welcome Evening this year, if you have any questions or concerns please contact your child’s class teacher via email: y1@stpaulinus.org or by contacting the school office and arranging a telephone appointment.

PE Important Information

P.E will take place in both classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The St Paulinus P.E. kit consists of a white t-shirt with the school logo, blue (or black) shorts, and a pair of pumps. As an optional extra, a dark coloured pair of jogging trousers and a school PE hoodie or jumper can also be worn when we are outside / during the winter months. Children must come to school in their PE kits on their PE days and will stay in their PE kits throughout the day.

In addition, the only jewellery permitted in school is a pair of plain small stud earrings.  If your child has pierced ears, then they need to remove their earrings on each morning of P.E. 

Please note that staff are not able to remove earrings, so this will result in your child not taking part in our P.E. lessons and an alternative task will be provided for the child, this is due to health and safety reasons. 

Long hair must be tied back. 

Please ensure your child wears their PE kit on their PE days.  If your child does not come to school in their P.E. kit, you may receive a text message to inform you that they need it for the following week.  All P.E. kit and School uniform must be labelled clearly with your child’s name.  If it becomes lost, it can then be easily returned to the rightful owner.

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Fun with Phonics

Fun with Phonics

Parents were invited to take part in a phonics workshop with their child. Everyone embrace the day and had a fun day learning. https://vimeo.com/389427749

Christmas at St. Paulinus 2019

Christmas at St. Paulinus 2019

As the calendar year for 2019 draws to an end we hope you have a happy and holy Christmas. Here are the Christmas production highlights for 2019 . https://vimeo.com/380447129   Key Stage One sing us out with their carol service  ........... see you next year. ....

Our new Library

Our new Library

On the 15th of November, our local MP came and led an assembly where she shared with the children her love of reading. Her favourite book was the MagicFaraway Tree by Enid Blyton. The children were enthused by her and asked many questions. She then officially opened...

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