Y1- Hedgehog Class
Welcome to Hedgehog class with Mrs Stiles, Mrs Martin and Miss Goodburn.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, my email address is RStiles@palmarsh.kent.sch.uk.
English- We shall be using the Pathways to Write programme for English this year. This term our book is Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers. Our focus is on using features in our sentences such as capital letters, finger spaces and full stops by the end of the term we will write our own stories using a different animal.
Maths- We will be using White Rose scheme for maths this year. During this term our focus is on place value. We will be focusing on our numbers up to 10, we will start the term practising writing the numbers and representing our numbers using manipulatives. From this we will then start to compare our numbers using less than, greater than and equal to.
Science- We will be using Kapow Primary scheme for our Science this year. We will start our year discussing the seasons. This will include the months, weather, changes in through the year and the differences and similarities with the seasons.
Curriculum- We will be using Kapow Primary for our curriculum subjects. We will be alternating between History and Geography each term. This term we will be looking at our personal history and comparing our childhood now with the past.
P.E.- Our P.E. this term will be dance. Our P.E. will be on Friday afternoon. Please make sure children come to school in their PE kit of a white t-shirt, black shorts or tracksuit bottoms and trainers. Dark jumpers/hoodies or school jumpers/cardigans can be worn.
PSHE- We will be using Jigsaw scheme for our PSHE and will start with our topic of Being in my World.
Music- Our Music will be from Kapow Primary scheme. We will be focusing on the pulse and rhythm of a variety of pieces of music.
Art- Our Art this year follows the scheme Access Art and will focus on drawing spirals.
Homework Hedgehogs- Children will be sent home with a Hedgehog with different things that you may like to focus on at home such as number and letter formation, features of our writing and any phonics sounds.
Tuesday 5th September 2023
Due to the closure tomorrow, I have provided the following tasks for your home learning. I can't wait to see all your amazing pieces of work!
English: We explored our front cover together and discussed what we can see in the picture. Can you write a few sentences about what you can see in the picture?
I can see the stars.
I can see a boy and a penguin.
Extension: Can you add an adjective in your sentence?
I can see the bright stars.
I can see a boy and a black penguin.
Remember to start with a capital letter, use your finger spaces, sound out each word using your phonics and end with a full stop.
I look forward to reading your awesome sentences.
Phonics: We played this game yesterday as a class. Have a go today using all our phase 3 sounds.
Maths: We looked at practically sorting objects in different ways yesterday. Please complete the worksheet to continue your learning.
As we are still closed, please see further suggested activities.
English - Create a front cover for your 'We're going on a dinosaur hunt' story. What is included on a front cover? What should the title be and how should it look? Will you have any illustrations? Do the illustrations need to match what happens in the story?
Maths - Imagine you are in Hedgehog class. Write directions using positional language from Hedgehog class to another place in school, but DO NOT say where. Bring these directions in to school with you and see if the class can guess where your directions would lead them to.
Research - Can you find out any interesting dinosaur facts to share with the class?
You could use a book, ask questions to someone, use the internet or watch an educational TV show.
'Andy's dinosaur adventures' and 'Dino Dana' are television shows which teach dinosaur facts through entertainment.
We look forward to seeing you all Wednesday 21st June for an adventure in our new classroom set up :)
As school is unexpectedly closed Friday 16th June, please see suggested activities below.
English - We have started writing our own 'We're going on a dinosaur hunt' stories. Have a go at writing the next part.
What happens when you get to the cave? Who do we see? Can you describe the new character? What do we do next?
Maths - We are just coming to the end of our 'Position and Direction' unit. Try a quiz using the following link, and practise what we have learnt by playing the game 'Karate Cats', selecting the 'position and direction' unit and picking either the bronze, silver or gold challenge.
Time to get creative! - Can you have a go at drawing your own dinosaur picture? Or can you have a go at making a dinosaur using junk modelling or anything else you can find?
If you would like to send in any work/photos, or if you have any questions then please don't hesitate to email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Leach, Miss Goodburn and Mrs Johnson
Since the start of this term we have been incredibly busy.
Not only have we been paleontologists searching for fossils, but we have also been on a dinosaur hunt!
We found a friendly T-Rex...who happened to have the same shoes as Mrs Goodburn?!
PE will be on Tuesday of each week.
Just a reminder …...
The PE kit is as follows:
- Plain white t-shirt, preferably without any logos. This doesn’t include football tops.
- Black/navy shorts.
- Trainers or plimsolls
- Hair should be tied back and jewellery should be removed.
Please remember on this day children come dressed in their PE kit.
Reading is an essential part of each day at school and the children in the Hedgehog class love to share and read a range of books.
Please could reading books come into school everyday, even if the children haven't read, as we like to share their books at any given chance.
Remember each time your child reads, even if it is just a page, please sign in their reading record book so it can work towards each reading bug.