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Starlings 2020 - 2021

SUMMER TERM 2021 – EXPLORERS

Welcome back to your last term in Year 1 – how you’ve grown and learnt so much already! We’re going to have an amazing term full of exploring, fun and hopefully sunshine!

As you missed out of so much of our topic learning due to lockdown, we are going to have a special timetable so you can experience as much topic as possible throughout the summer.  So we will have four days of a ‘normal’ timetable which will include RWI, English and Maths on a daily basis with PE, Science, Religion, Art, Music, PSHE and Computing throughout this time too. Then on one of the days, we will have a ‘topic’ day where we will become Explorers and we can immerse ourselves totally in Geography, History and Design & Technology. You will have the chance to explore inventions in transport from bikes to steam engines, trains to cars and even space rockets and how these changed people’s lives in the United Kingdom. You can imagine being a space explorer and see if you can spot the 7 continents of the world and the 4 countries within the UK from space. You will even have the chance to design and invent your own vehicle in Design and Technology!

In English, our writing will be inspired from ‘The Curious Case of the Missing Mammoth’ by Ellie Hattie and Karl James Mountford text in the first half term and ‘Toys In Space’ by Mini Grey in the second half term which both link beautifully to our Explorers theme.

In Maths, we will extend our addition and subtraction learning to within 20 and explore numbers to 50 and then to 100. Towards the end of the term, we will introduce multiplication and division in preparation for Year 2 and if time, recap all our space, shape and measure learning which we did during home learning (money, time, 2D and 3D shape, length and height, weight and volume, halves and quarters).

Of course we have lots of lovely creative tasks planned including learning how to play the glockenspiel and there will be dedicated time for mindfulness, calming activities, philosophical thinking, sports and outdoor learning too.

Please note that PE for your child will be on a Friday this term so your child should come to school dressed in their PE kit. They will also have extra PE play sessions on a Wednesday morning and Thursday afternoon but do not need PE kit for this

If you ever have any questions or concerns, then we are always here to help and you can email or phone the office at any time. Mrs Judge will be in on a Monday, Tuesday and a Wednesday and Mrs O’Marah on a Thursday and Friday. Mrs Esling, our trainee teacher, and Mrs Southern, our teaching assistant, will be in every day.

 

         

SPRING 2021

WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL STARLINGS!

We have missed you all so much and we cannot wait to get back to our normal routines and learn together with our friends. This wasn’t quite the start to Spring Term that we expected but we have lots of wonderful things planned.

Our first adventure is Science Week when we will conduct some exciting experiments. This year’s theme is ‘Innovating for the future’ which we are linking to the recent Mars Rover landing. You will be able to design your own parachute and invent your own machine.

We are going to be starting a new text in English called ‘The Lion Inside’ by Rachel Bright which will inspire us to write our own stories about animals based on friendships.

   

In Maths, we will focus on number work which, will initially include number bonds to 10, addition and subtraction within 10, before moving onto numbers within 20 – comparing, ordering, counting one more and one less and looking at place value.

In Science, our work on seasonal changes and plants will continue and we will identify common Spring plants and have the chance to observe birds in our amazing new bird hide. Our topic work about our local area will be developed through History and Geography – how Lostock Gralam and Northwich have changed over time and where in the United Kingdom are we.

Of course we have lots of lovely creative tasks planned and there will be dedicated time for mindfulness, calming activities, philosophical thinking, sports and outdoor learning too.

Please note that PE for your child will be on a Friday this term so your child should come to school dressed in their PE kit.

If you ever have any questions or concerns, then we are always here to help and you can email or phone the office at any time. Mrs Judge will be in on a Monday, Tuesday and a Wednesday and Mrs O’Marah on a Thursday and Friday. Mrs Esling, our trainee teacher, and Mrs Southern, our teaching assistant, will be in every day.

     

   

   

  Hopefully Teddy will be able to visit us on a Friday afternoon.

 

AUTUMN 2020

WELCOME TO YEAR ONE - STARLINGS

Mrs Judge (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) and Mrs O’Marah (Thursday and Friday) are the class teachers, Mrs Esling is our trainee teacher and Mrs Southern is our teaching assistant.

Autumn Term

We are delighted to welcome the children back and are looking forward to a fantastic and fun-filled year together.

In September we will begin our whole school ‘All Together Now’ topic as we re-adjust to being back together as a whole school community. This fits beautifully with our ‘Belonging’ unit of work in RE where we learn about community and Christian worship, and our Geography work where we will find out all about where in the UK Lostock Gralam is.

We will use two wonderful stories ‘Look Up’ by Nathan Byron, and ‘Lost and Found’ by Oliver Jeffers to inspire us to be fantastic writers.

   

    

In Maths we will be completing lots of challenges with a focus on adding and subtracting numbers 1-10.

In History we will find out all about Mary Anning. In Science, we will be fantastic investigators and observers as we learn about plants and animals.

We have lots of lovely creative tasks planned and there will be dedicated time for mindfulness, calming activities, sports and outdoor learning too.

Please note that PE for your child will be on a Thursday this term so your child should come to school dressed in their PE kit.

We are really looking forward to a fabulous year ahead.

 If you ever have any questions or concerns, then we are always here to help.

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