Meet and Greet Powerpoint- Useful information about year 1!
English/ phonics games to play at home
-ed matching pairs https://wordwall.net/resource/46961122/ed-words
Pick a picture- https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/pick-a-picture
Maths games to play at home
Train addition https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/mental-maths-train
Caterpillar counting https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/caterpillar-ordering
Basketball place https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/place-value-basketball
Subtraction fruit splat - https://www.sheppardsoftware.com/math/subtraction/fruit-splat-game/
Helicopter rescue https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/helicopter-rescue
Underwater counting https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/underwater-counting
Money games https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/coins-game
Shark place value https://ictgames.com/sharkNumbers/mobile/index.html
Hit the button- try doubles or number bonds to 10. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button
Sue Hendrickson Interviews
In the Spring term, we have been learning about the explorer Sue Hendrickson. Watch them on our 'Learn it With Mapledene' Youtube channel to find out more about what she discovered! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GwXchNNJmE&list=PLoQAZpju0GsHP1I1FPx7bHRaycW7b-BwN
Poetry Day- have a go at learning our continent poem (with actions)
North and South America and Asia
Let's not forget Antartica, brrrrrrrr
Take a look at our pop up dinosaurs as part of our DT topic.
We found out what had made the mess in our bay! Take a look at the CCTV footage captured below. We then found more video evidence of the dinosaur in the hall, the driveway, the dinnerhall and the classroom!! We decided to write a story about the dinosaurs day at school. Take a look at some of our stories below.
Who made this mess?
When we returned to school after Christmas, we found the most terrible mess in the Year 1 bay! We noticed the footprints on the floor, an opened jar of dinosaurs and some books that were not being well looked after. We used these clues to write a prediction about the creature we believed had come into school. What do you think it was?
A Teddy bear's afternoon tea:
The children were able to bring in a teddy or a bear that is special to them from home for the hook of our new topic, toys.
We all went to the hall together and sat in a big circle where we each talked about why our bear is special and what is was like. We also shared a delicious cupcake with our bears too.
The children used some super vocabulary to describe their bears, such as cuddly, colourful, squishy and soft. This will really help us with our future learning as we will be finding out all about the history of bears.
Take a look at some photos below:
Our trip to Twycross Zoo
Year One had a wonderful day visiting Twycross Zoo as an ending to our topic about animals from around the world. We enjoyed seeing the gorillas sleeping and playing, giraffes eating the leaves and we were even lucky enough to spot a snow leopard too. The children impressed the zoo keepers with all of their knowledge about the animals and where they come from. Well done, Year 1!
Here are some photos from the day:
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