Turquoise 2019 - 2020
Welcome to Turquoise Class!
We are a Year 1 class taught by Mrs McKenzie on Mondays through to Thursdays and by Miss Watkins on Fridays.
On Tuesday afternoons Mr Richards and Mrs Chadwick teach the class. In addition, Miss Grindley and Mrs Inskip will be involved in many of Turquoise class' activities.
We are looking forward to an exciting Autumn Term!
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. Miss Watkins will be teaching the Science on a Friday.
History - Nurturing Nurses
We will be learning about the influential nurses Florence Nightingale, Mary Seacole and Edith Cavell as part of our history work. Turquoise Class 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 Turquoise 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
Turquoise class will be learning about the world of music to start and then they will be practising for their Christmas performance. From Autumn B onwards, the majority of the Music lessons will be taught by Mrs Chadwick and the children will have the opportunity to learn some French too.
PE (Outdoor)- Attacking and Defending and Striking and Fielding Techniques
Mrs McKenzie 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
Mr Richards will teach Indoor P.E. sessions. The children will be developing their skills of bouncing and catching. These skills are essential for participation in team and individual sports later in school life.
Turquoise 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?
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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