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Newton Class Y1

WELCOME TO NEWTON CLASS
 
Our class is a team - we are discoverers, educators, leaders and learners of the 21st century!
We have two classes of Y1 pupils and Newton Class is one of them.
 
We are part of the Discoverers Stage, working closely with the rest of Year One and Year Two across Key Stage 1. All of the Year One adults work closely together and know the children in both Newton and Fleming classes well. We also encourage the children to play, work and learn together across the two Y1 classes.
 
Our class is named after Sir Isaac Newton, the famous mathematician and physicist and recognised to be one of the greatest scientific discoverers of all time.
 
We will have PE on a Thursday and Friday.  Please make sure your child has their full PE kit in school on these days. 
Mrs Oswick

Class Teacher

All about me! Mrs Oswick

Hello, I’m Mrs Oswick and I will be teaching year 1 from September. 

Throughout the year ahead, we will work closely with our Yr 1 partner class, Fleming and their teachers, Mrs Mattock and Mrs Reskelly. We have such an exciting curriculum to look forward to together and exciting trips, visitors, activities and WOW moments lined up for you all. 

Here are a few facts about me:

Favourites:

Colour – Yellow 

Animal - Dog

Beach – Porth

Food – Lasagne

Fun Fact: I LOVE to travel and visit new places!

 

Mrs Parris

Teaching Assistant

Ms Pound

Teaching Assistant

English

Talk 4 Writing Fiction Text:  'How the Tortoise got his Shell'

Imitate: The children will learn the story using key language and actions.  Innovate: The children will learn to change certain parts of the text such as characters, settings.  Invent: The children will write their own version of the story.

Non-fiction:  A recount written about the Rock pool safari visit.

Poetry:  Poetry written in response to ‘The Puffin Book of Fantastic First Poems

Little Wandle

Our reading and phonics is taught through our daily Little Wandle sessions.  The children will be heard read three times a week and will develop their skills of Decoding, Prosody and Comprehension.  Reading books will be changed every Monday.  We encourage all children to read their books at home every day to support these skills.  

Weekly spellings will be sent home every Monday.  This will also include an overview of our phonics for the week. 

A love of reading library book will also be brought home.  

Maths

Our Maths learning this term will focus on:

Place value within 50: Grouping and partitioning. Count by making groups of ten. Partitioning into tens and ones, Estimating on a number line to 50. 1 more 1 less.

Measurement: Including length, height, mass, and volume.

Multiplication and Division: Focusing on 2s, 5s and 10s, doubling, arrays, grouping and sharing.

 

PE

Our PE days will be on a Thursday and Friday.  This half term will focus on:  

Locomotion: Jumping

Pupils will develop their jumping and skipping skills and how jumping affects their body.

Ball Skills: Rackets, bats and balls

The focus of the skill of using a racket for dribbling and hitting with accuracy and power.

 

Class organisation

Within Year 1 we have followed a ‘continuous provision’ approach to covering our Year 1 curriculum objectives.  However, from Easter we will now follow a more formal learning environment by having a 'whole class' teaching approach for all of our subjects.  

 

 

Summer Term 1
 
Our STEAM topic this term is ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ and our STEAM enquiry question is ‘What do animals need to survive?’   
 
Here is an overview of our planned learning for this term. 
'A showcase of our learning in Newton class'. 

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