Welcome to Year 1! Elephant Class is taught by Miss Kilvington (Monday to Friday) and Mrs Dove (Thursday AM), and supported by Mrs Webb. Please do feel free to speak to us if you ever have any concerns or questions - Miss Kilvington will be on the playground in the morning as well as the afternoon.
This year Elephant Class are adopting an EYFS outlook in the classroom. Each day, children will either be working with an adult or accessing provision, or as we call them... 'Challenges'! These challenges link to our learning objectives for the day, whilst also giving each child a choice in what they wish to do, whether that be in the sandpit, construction area or writing table! We hope that this set up will ease the children's transition from EYFS into Year 1 by maintaining an element of learning through play.
We are also beginning to use Class Dojo's! Dojo's will be used alongside our learning ladder each day. Each parent has the opportunity to access the Dojo website, and have a sneaky peek at what has been happening in Elephant Class each week! Dojo's are a positive reinforcement, and have been very successful in Year 2.
https://www.classdojo.com/ - take a look at the website!
Thank you so much to all the lovely parents who offered to be parent helpers! I will make sure to catch up with you regarding days and times. If anyone else wishes to be a parent/grandparent helper than please come and speak to Miss Kilvington who will be very appreciative!
Elephant Class – Term 2
English – This term our focus text is Pattan's Pumpkin by Chitra Soundar. This is a mythical flood story all the way from India, and tells the tale of a magical pumpkin...
We will continue to focus on basic sentence structure and applying phonics to spell words during this text. We will also begin to focus on using question and exclamation marks in our writing, as well as adjectives to describe.
3D/2D shapes and position
Counting in 2's, 5's and 10's
Matching numerals/number names
1 or 2 more and less than a number to 20
Partitioning numbers into tens and ones
Number bonds to 10/20 and subtraction facts
Addition and subtraction within 20
Missing number problems
Geography - (Term 3)
History - Significant historical individuals: Guy Fawkes and Florence Nightingale
R.E. - How and why do we celebrate special and sacred times? (Christianity and Judaism)
Science - Materials
P.E - Taken by Miss Kilvington (Monday and Wednesday)
Elephant Class – Term 1
English – This term our focus text is The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson (one of Miss Kilvington's favourites!). We will be following the Snail's journey around the world, from the tropical rainforest to the depths of the ocean!
Whilst looking at this text, we will be continuing to focus on basic sentence structure by applying phonics to spell words, as well as learning how to use capital letters and full stops in our writing. We will be doing lots of role play and drama, learning how to use lots of new vocabulary and descriptive language!
Maths - This term we are focusing on recapping the children's knowledge from EYFS.
Counting and ordering numbers to 20
Counting forwards and backwards to 20
1 more/1 less than a number to 20
Counting in 2's
Addition/subtraction number sentences
Number bonds to 10/20
3D/2D shapes and position
Geography - The Weather and farming in the UK.
History - (Term 2)
R.E. - What does it mean to belong to a faith community? (Christianity and Judaism)
Science - Seasonal change: Autumn
P.E - Taken by Mr Dickinson (Monday) and Miss Kilvington (Wednesday)