Gold 2019 - 2020
Welcome to Gold Class!
A very warm welcome to Gold Class. We are a Year 1 class taught by Miss Wright and Mrs Lister on a Wednesday afternoon. In class we are hard workers, enthusiasic learners and amazing pupils! Come and see what we are learning this autumn term.
Try new things - If you never try, you’ll never know.
Work hard – Its not luck or looks that make you successful, its all about the effort.
Concentrate – Learn to focus, tune out distractions and be mindful.
Push yourself – Fight your fears and learn to push past doubts.
Imagine – Have ideas and don’t be scared of being wrong.
Improve – Keep advancing, bit by bit. Success never comes in one giant step.
Understand others – Learn to listen, listen to learn about others.
Don’t give up – Sir Winston Churchill said ‘Success isn’t final, failure isn’t fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.’
At Weston, we follow a mastery approach to learning mathematics. This term the children will be exploring counting to 10 and then 20, using the part-whole model, addition and subtraction and 2D and 3D shapes. The children will develop their mathematical skills by using pictorial and concrete representations to help them learn new skills.
Our English this term will focus on following themes: Stories with a familiar setting, commands and requests, labels and lists and repeating patterns. In addition to their English lessons, everyone will have a 20 minute phonics lesson following the Read Write Inc scheme of work.
Science - Animals including Humans and Everyday Materials.
The children will develop their scientific skills by exploring,classifying, observing and experimenting. As well as finding out key information about each topic.
History - Nurturing Nurses
We will be learning about the influential nurses Florence Nightingale, Mary Seacole and Edith Cavell as part of our history work. Gold will be finding out about the influences these women had in modern nursing.
Geography - Our School
By exploring the school grounds, the children will develop their fieldwork skills, mapping skills and observational skills.
Art - Nature Sculptures
As artists, we are looking at art in nature. We will be exploring the work by Andy Goldsworthy and spending time outdoors (whatever the weather) creating our own art masterpieces.
Design and Technology - Playgrounds
We will be making our own model playgrounds. We will look at how materials can be joined and made stronger in our own Gold Class model playground.
Computing - Computer skills and Word Processing
In computing, children will learn how to safely switch on and off their computer and develop early computing skills.They will then develop their word processing skills.
Music - Our World and Christmas
Gold class will be learning about the world of music to start and then practice for their Christmas performance.
PE (Outdoor)- Attacking and Defending and Striking and Fielding Techniques
I will be working alongside specialist coaches to deliver outdoor PE this term. This term the children will begin to develop the necessary skills to use in future team sports.
PE (Indoor) - Bouncing and Catching
As part of indoor PE, the children in Gold Class will be developing their skills of bouncing and catching. These skills are essential for participation in team and individual sports later in school life.
Gold Class will be encouraged to read as many books using our interactive reading scheme. As an incentive the children will be awarded certificates for 25 Bronze, 50 Silver, 75 Gold and 100 Platinum books read. I wonder who will get there first this year? Click on the Bug to access the Bug Club website.
Our homework will be set weekly and will be a paper based task. At times our maths homework will use our online resource called MyMaths. Below is a link to the website.
Supermovers. Is a BBC website that helps children learn their times tables in a fun and exciting way. Our focus this year is the 2, 5 and 10 times tables.
Click on the images to direct you to each website.
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