WELCOME TO

YEAR 1P CLASS PAGE

 

We are a dedicated and hard working team at Finlay and all our staff contribute to the children’s learning and well-being, offering many activities to meet the requirements of the National Curriculum but also to enrich the children’s cultural capital and develop our school SMILE values. 

The adults working in our class are: Mrs Karen Peters and Miss Alison Meredith.


If you need advice on any information below, get in touch by calling us on 01452 530310 or email: Karen.peters@finlay.gloucs.sch.uk  

 

What are we learning about in the Autumn Term? 

Our theme for the Autumn Term is The Finlay Toy Factory. The focus of this theme is to look at the change in toys throughout history. We will focus on the Victorian Era during this theme. We will use our comparing and contrasting skills, looking at what is the same between the toys and what has changed. We will have lots of opportunities to explore real life artefacts, using our inference skills when thinking about how the toys may have worked. 

In DT, we will be developing our construction skills, creating a toy using axels and wheels. 

Throughout this unit, we will be writing descriptions of a toy of our choice, as well as retelling the story of ‘Old Bear’.  

In Science, we will be exploring everyday materials and their properties, including: distinguishing between an object and the material from which it is made; identifying and naming a variety of everyday materials, and comparing, describing and grouping materials together based on their simple physical properties. We will apply all of our scientific learning to our work in history on toys. 

In RE, we are exploring two big questions from the Gloucester Agreed Syllabus: ‘What does it mean to belong to a faith community?’ and ‘What do Christians believe God is like?’

In PE, we will be developing the practical game skills of underarm throwing and rolling, as well as developing our practical gymnastic skills.

In Jigsaw/PSHE and RSE, we will be learning about ‘Being Me in My World’ and ‘Celebrating Difference

 

What are we learning about in the Spring Term?

 

Our theme for the Spring Term is ‘Where oh Where is Finlay Bear?’ – a Geography based theme. During the Spring Term, Finlay Bear will set off on many different adventures, starting in his local area and the United Kingdom (the four nations) before moving further afield, to a hot country (Australia) and a cold country (Arctic). Finlay Bear will send the children postcards and clues to encourage them to further explore the localities in which he has visited. We will develop a thorough understanding of our local area, as well as learning how to follow and create basic maps to develop directional language. In Art and DT, we will be making a stuffed toy or puppet using a running stitch, as well as paining Australia and The Arctic using cold and warm colours.

 

Our learning in Science will see us develop our understanding of biology, where we will be able to: identify and name a variety of common, wild and garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees. We will also be able to identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, identifying the: flower, leaf, root, stem, trunk, seed, branch and petal. We will also be developing our understanding of animals including humans, by further learning how to: identify and name a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals; describe and compare the structure of common animals and identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. We will also be able to identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated with each sense.

 

In RE, we will be exploring another big question from the Gloucester Agreed Syllabus, this time answering: ‘Who is Jewish and how do they live?’

 

In PE, we will be developing our practical skills in dance, as well as developing practical game skills by refining our ball skills through catching, passing and over arm throwing.

 

In Jigsaw/PSHE and RSE, we will be learning about ‘Dreams and Goals’ and ‘Healthy Me’.

 


Home Learning 
Please see a copy of our home learning activity sheet for the Autumn Term (The Finlay Toy Factory) and Spring Term (Where oh Where is Finlay Bear?). These grids includes a range of activities for children to complete at home. Evidence of these home learning tasks can be uploaded to Seesaw or completed in home learning books.


The children should also access Times Tables Rockstars and Spelling Shed at least three times a week using their individual log ins.

 

They also are required to read their fully decodable reading book to an adult at least three times a week, and record this in their reading logs. 
 

Home Learning – The Finlay Toy Factory

 

Home Learning – Where oh Where is Finlay Bear?

 

Useful links

Year 1 - useful links for learning from home

Times Table Rockstars 

children will need their username and password to login from home. https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student 

Scholastic: 5+ days of reading activities

watch the book, read the story and follow up activities. https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome/grades-1-2.html

Wild about reading! 

If you have a library membership you can borrow ebooks and emagazines for free: https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/libraries/ebooks-eaudiobooks-and-emagazines/

Phonics:

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/freeIndex.htm

Classroom secrets Home Learning Packs

Maths, Reading, SPaG and Practical Ideas – booklet can be downloaded or printed. Worksheets accessible at three different levels: WTS, EXP and GDS https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-packs/

Cbeebies Radio

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio Listening activities.

BBC Bitesize has a host of materials for

KS1:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z3g4d2p

Educational online games

https://toytheater.com/

 

More Useful Sites

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers 

 

https://www.mathematicsmastery.org/free-resources

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games 

Cbeebies Radio 
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio Listening activities.

Useful links

Year 1 - useful links for learning from home

Times Table Rockstars 

children will need their username and password to login from home. https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student 

Scholastic: 5+ days of reading activities

watch the book, read the story and follow up activities. https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome/grades-1-2.html

Wild about reading! 

If you have a library membership you can borrow ebooks and emagazines for free: https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/libraries/ebooks-eaudiobooks-and-emagazines/

Phonics:

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/freeIndex.htm

Classroom secrets Home Learning Packs

Maths, Reading, SPaG and Practical Ideas – booklet can be downloaded or printed. Worksheets accessible at three different levels: WTS, EXP and GDS https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-packs/

Cbeebies Radio

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio Listening activities.

BBC Bitesize has a host of materials for

KS1:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z3g4d2p

Educational online games

https://toytheater.com/

 

More Useful Sites

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers 

 

https://www.mathematicsmastery.org/free-resources

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games