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Welcome to Ash Class!

 

Ash Class is a mixed class of reception and year 1 children. Our teacher is Miss Bleakley, and Mrs Hartness is our HLTA. 

We are lucky to have our own outdoor learning area and enjoy playing outside come rain or shine! The ethos of our class is to develop happy, confident and independent learners who are willing to try their best and find success in their everyday learning. Every child is unique and we aim to tailor lessons to the individual needs of the children.

 

On this page you can find weekly updates about our learning and any special adventures we have been on. We hope you enjoy reading about our learning journey!

Medium Term Planning Overview  -  Ash Class YR and Y1   Spring 2020

Science

In Science this term we will be exploring the different seasons and weather patterns. We will observe and record the changes in weather and make our own weather reports. . We will also be exploring animals including humans. We will learn to classify animals into different groups and will learn about the parts of the human body.

History

This term we will be learning about kings and queens. We will also be exploring castles through time and learning about the royal family in the past and the present. We will be learning about significant kings and queens, the role of parliaments and the Magna Carta.

Geography

 

In geography this term we will be investigating different types of weather and the seasons. We will be monitoring the weather over the next term and consider the effect on different habitats.

Maths

In maths we will be following the National Curriculum for Year 1 and Development Matters for Reception.

We will continue to improve our knowledge of number, space, shape and measure. This will include addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, 2D and 3D shapes, position and direction, weighing and measuring.

Mottes and Moats

 

 

 

 

English

 

In English we follow the National Curriculum for Year 1 and Development Matters for Reception. English this term will focus on exploring a variety of text types including non-fiction texts and poetry. We will explore some stories and non-fiction texts relating to our topic of Mottes and Moats and will then write our own. We will also be exploring some poetry which can be performed or read aloud.

Music

In music this term we will be using our voices to sing songs, chants and rhymes. We will also explore un-tuned instruments and listen to and comment on a range of different music, including some medieval style music.

PSHE

Ash Class regularly have circle time in which we will discuss how to deal with emotions and feelings, how to cooperate with each other and how to respect people’s differences. We will also continue with our work on having a Growth Mindset.

Art

In art this term we will be learning how to sketch using different strokes and marks. We will also be making illuminated letters and looking at the work of different artists such as Paul Klee.

Computing

We will be looking at coding skills with the Beebots, as well as practising and discussing esafety. The computers and ipads are also available for the children to explore educational games and to practise their digital literacy.

RE

In RE we will be exploring different celebrations such as Chinese New Year and Christian celebrations, We will be discussing the importance of tolerance.  

DT

We will be planning and constructing various equipment needed to protect or attack a castle. We will consider how to make our models move and how to make them stronger.

PE: Agility, Balance and Coordination.

Castle Topic Knowledge Organiser

Medium Term Planning Overview - Ash Class YR and Y1   Autumn 2019

Science

In Science this term we will be learning about everyday materials. We will learn to identify, compare and classify materials for different purposes. We will carry out experiments in order to determine the best material for a specific job, learning to make predictions and share our findings.

History

In History this term we will learn about the Royal Family and events within living memory. We will explore key monarchs in British history and the history of significant British landmarks in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Geography

In Geography this term we will be exploring significant landmarks in the UK, the countries which make up the UK and we will identify features of each country. We will be learning about famous landmarks in London and will compare London to where we live.

Maths

In maths we will be following the National Curriculum for Year 1 and Development Matters for Reception. We will continue to improve our knowledge of number, space, shape and measure. This will include addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and knowledge of 2D and 3D shapes.

 

Great Great Britain!

 
   
 

English

Through a range of books linking to our topic we will develop our understanding and use of sentences, including finger spaces, capital letters and full stops. We will also explore other grammatical features such as question marks and exclamation marks and will explore different text types including stories and non-fiction texts. We will develop the skills needed to write our own stories and information texts.

Music

In music this term we will be using our voices to sing songs, chants and rhymes. We will also explore un-tuned instruments and listen to and comment on a range of different music.

PSHE

In PSHE we have circle times in which we will be discussing British Values, what makes a good friend and changes.

Art

In Art we will look at some art work of famous British artists through which we will explore colour, texture and mood. Linking with DT the children will also be looking at famous British Landmarks and will have opportunities to sketch, paint and create models of them.

Computing

In computing this term we will be looking at coding skills with the Beebots, as well as practising and discussing esafety. The children will learn about how to stay safe online and will sign the school safety policy.

 

RE

In RE we will be exploring special celebrations and events such as the Harvest Festival, Diwali and Christmas.

DT

We will be observing and exploring different British land marks such as Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Stonehenge and the Angel of the North. The children will investigate different cutting and sticking techniques. They will be encouraged to think carefully before they start constructing and will have to consider different techniques and tools appropriate for the job.

PE: Agility, Balance and Coordination.

Welcome back for the new school year 2019-2020!

We are looking forward to welcoming all the children into school on Wednesday 4th September!

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