Year 1- Miss Carpenter Green Class

Welcome to Green Class – Miss Carpenter

Summer  Term  2017

Dear Parents/ Carers,

Over the next term those of us in Green, Orange and Purple Classes will be following a unit of work on a theme that focuses on ‘Holidays’.

This unit of work is part of the International Primary Curriculum. This new curriculum sets out very clearly what children will learn – the learning goals – in three different areas:

1. The subjects of the curriculum. The learning goals for each of these subjects are at least as challenging as anything taught in the curriculum in your child’s own country. In many cases, the learning goals are more challenging.

2.Personal development – the characteristics which will help children become more responsible, independent learners.

3. International understanding – which will help children develop both a sense of the independence of their own country and culture and the interdependence between countries and cultures.

Each unit of work is based around specific targets derived from the learning goals for one or more of the subjects.

During this unit we will be focusing on Geography, History, Art, ICT, Society and International.

  • In Geography, we’ll be finding out:

  • About the places people go to on holiday

  • How they get to their holiday destination

  • Some of the things people do on holiday

  • What people wear on holiday

  • How tourism can spoil holiday places

In History, we’ll be finding out:

  • About the holidays that we have had in our own past

  • About the holidays that our families and other people have had in the past

  • What is the same and different about holidays in the past and today

  • About some of the wonders of the word

     

    In Art, we’ll be finding out:

  • How to create a sand art sculpture

  • About some of the pictures that are used to record holidays

  • How we can record our holidays

  • About the designs of some holiday souvenirs

In ICT, we’ll be finding out:

  • How to use mapping software

In Society, we’ll be finding out:

  • How to stay safe on holiday

  • What a pilgrimage is

In International, we’ll be finding out:

  • What is the same and what is different between the lives and home countries of the different

  • children in our class

  • How to say ‘hello’ in another language

  • About future holidays in space

All of the work we are going to do has been specially written to help your child reach the learning goals.

Children will be reading, researching, writing, illustrating, working on their own and working in groups.

We will be checking to see how well your child has learned through particular activities and asking children to explain their work, perhaps to you.

We already know the interest you take in your child’s work. If you can, please discuss with your child the work they have done as the term progresses and let them teach you.

If your child has some work to research, please help them, but without actually doing the work.

If you have the chance to further their interest in the ideas of this theme please take it, but your enthusiasm and interest is most important.

By the end of the unit, we hope your child has achieved all of the learning targets. We hope they have had an enjoyable time in the classroom. And we hope you have enjoyed seeing your child work with enthusiasm.

If you have any comments or questions about your child’s learning, please get in touch.

 Yours faithfully

 The Year One Teaching Team,

Miss Carpenter, Mrs Davallou, Miss Housley-Stott

 

 

 

Spring  Term 2 2017

Green Class have been busy this week reading the story of The Gruffalo and thinking about the setting of the story as well as the characters involved in it.  The children have mad a map of the woods and described each animal that the mouse met on his journey and we went outside to act out the story.  In maths we have been learning how to solve subtraction problems by jumping back on a number line.  As part of our new ‘Green Fingers’ topic we have also been doing observational drawings of plants as well as planting some cress seeds to see what happens.

  

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

Over the next half term those of us in Year One will be following a unit of work on the theme that focuses on ‘Plants’.

This unit of work is part of the International Primary Curriculum and the areas we will be focusing on are Science, Technology, Geography and International.

In Science we will be finding out:

  • About plants that grow in our local area

  • About the different parts of a plant

  • What plants need in order to grow

  • How to care for a plant

In Technology we will be finding out:

  • How to make a watering device

In Geography we will be finding out:

  • About plants that grow in other countries

In International we will be finding out:

  • How people in different countries use plants

  • If eating more plants could make a difference to the world

All of the work we are going to do has been specially written to help your child reach the learning goals. Children will be reading, researching, writing, illustrating, working on their own and working in groups. We will be checking to see how well your child has learnt through particular activities and asking children to explain their work, perhaps to you.

We already know the interest you take in your child’s work, if you can, please discuss with your child the work they have done as the term progresses and let them teach you.

Talk with your child about any plants you have at home and in your local parks and gardents. Point out the huge variety and beauty of plants around you. Discuss how plants can grow from tiny seeds into huge trees.

If your child has some work to research, please help them, but without actually doing the work. If you have a chance to further their interest in the ideas of this theme please take it, but your enthusiasm and interest is most important.

By the end of the unit, we hope your child has achieved all of the learning targets. We hope they have had an enjoyable time in the classroom and we hope you have enjoyed seeing your child work with enthusiasm. If you have any comments or questions about your child’s learning, please get in touch.

Yours sincerely

Miss Carpenter, Miss Housley-Stott, Mrs Davallou

Spring  Term 1 2017

Green Class have been looking at fantasy stories this week and to help us with our writing we have been pretending to be wizards and witches.  In maths we have been focusing on time, learning to tell the time for o’clock and half past.  We have also been artistis looking at the Vincent Van Gough picture ‘starry night’ and having a go at producing our own versions of it.

 

Please click on the link below for our IPC this term

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Autumn Term 2 2016

It has been another busy week for Green Class, we have been looking at capacity in maths, by doing lots of practical work measuring using non-standard and standard units.  For our English this week we have been finding out how to use imperative verbs ‘bossy words’ when writing instructions and we even followed our partners instructions to make a jam sandwich.

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As part of our IPC topic about ‘senses’ the children have been taking on the role of scientists and carrying out experiments on how sound travels.  They have explored making loud and quiet sounds with a variety of everyday objects and they also worked with partners to make ‘paper cup telephones’ which they really enjoyed.

For maths we have been focusing on repeating patterns.  The children used 2D shapes to make their own repeating patterns as well as following and extending patterns using peg boards and threading beads.

For english we have continued with looking at the story of The Gingerbread Man and the children even planned their own version of the story, changing some of the characters that the Gingerbread man met.

Finally on Wednesday we welcomed a new member to our class – Scruff our class reading dog (toy).  Each day a child is chosen to take Scruff home with them and encouraged to read a story to them and write about it in Scruff’s diary. This week Scruff has been home with River, Vilija and Shiloh.

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Dear Parents,

Over the next 7 weeks those of us in Year One will be following a unit of work on a theme that focuses on ‘The senses’.

This unit of work is part of the International Primary Curriculum. This new curriculum sets out very clearly what children will learn and the learning goals which we would like them to achieve.

Each unit of work is based around specific targets derived from the learning goals for one or more of the subjects. During this unit we will be focusing on Art, Music, Science, Technology and International.

In Art, we’ll be finding out about different artists and how their work appeals to our senses. How colour, pattern and shape can be used to appeal to the senses and how we can create our own art to show what we have learnt about the senses

In Music, we’ll be finding out how we can create and remember a sequence of sounds. How composers have used music to represent characters and places and how we can create our own music to represent a character and a place.

In Science, we’ll be finding out about our senses and how we use them. Finding out what happens when we are deprived of our senses. How sound travels and how our senses of taste and smell are connected and about the sensory qualities of different materials.

In Technology, we’ll be finding out how to make a fruit salad by exploring taste, colour and texture.

In International, we’ll be finding out how we experience and remember places through our sense of smell, taste, touch, hearing and sight

All of the work we are going to do has been specially written to help your child reach the learning goals. Children will be reading, researching, writing, illustrating, working on their own and working in groups. We will be checking to see how well your child has learnt through particular activities and asking children to explain their work, perhaps to you.

We already know the interest you take in your child’s work. If you can, please discuss with your child the work they have done as the term progresses and if you can, let them teach you.

If your child has some work to research, please help them but without actually doing the work for them. If you have the chance to further their interest in the ideas of this theme please take it but your enthusiasm and interest is most important.

By the end of the unit, we hope your child has achieved all of the learning targets. We hope they have had an enjoyable time in the classroom. And we hope you have enjoyed seeing your child work with enthusiasm. If you have any comments or questions about your child’s learning, please get in touch.

Yours Sincerely

Miss M. Carpenter, Mrs J. Davallou, Miss G. Housley-Stott

 Autumn Term 1 2016

Dear Parents,

Over the next six weeks those of us in Year 1 will be following a unit of work on a theme which focuses on ‘the things that people do’.

This unit of work is part of the International Primary Curriculum. This new curriculum sets out very clearly what children will learn – the learning goals – in three different areas:

  1. The subjects of the curriculum. The learning goals for each of these subjects are at least as challenging as anything taught in the curriculum which is taught in your child’s own country. In many cases, the learning goals are more challenging.

  1. Personal development – the characteristics which will help children become more responsible, independent learners

  1. International understanding – which will help children develop both a sense of the independence of their own country and culture and the interdependence between countries and cultures

Each unit of work is based around specific targets derived from the learning goals for one or more of the subjects.

During this unit we will be focusing on Society, Art, Geography, History, Music, Technology and International. This will include learning about the jobs that people in our school do, about people in our community that help us such as doctors and nurses and what their place of work is like, creating portraits of ourselves to show the things we do, what jobs people in the past did and what special equipment some people need to do their job.

All of the work we are going to do has been specially written to help your child reach the learning goals. Children will be reading, researching, writing, illustrating, working on their own and working in groups. We will be checking to see how well your child has learned through particular activities and asking children to explain their work, perhaps to you.

We already know the interest you take in your child’s work. If you can, please discuss with your child the work they have done as the term progresses and let them teach you.

If your child has some work to research, please help them, but without actually doing the work. If you have the chance to further their interest in the ideas of this theme please take it, but your enthusiasm and interest is most important.

By the end of the unit, we hope your child has had an enjoyable time in the classroom. And we hope you have enjoyed seeing your child work with enthusiasm. If you have any comments or questions about your child’s learning, please get in touch.

Yours Sincerely

Miss M. Carpenter, Mrs J. Davallou, Miss G. Housley-Stott

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