Spring Bank Primary School

Year 1 Category

 

Wednesday 7th July 2017

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

Welcome back we hope that you had a wonderful break. Here is some information you may find useful and an overview of the learning that will be taking place this half term.

 

PE

PE is on Thursday and Friday. Both of our session will be outside this half term (weather permitting).

Please ensure your child has a full PE kit in school (white t-shirt, dark shorts and trainers). It is also really helpful if these items are labelled with your child’s name! Please can children leave their kits in school at all times, as sometimes the timetable can change. Trainers will be needed this half term!

Health and Sports week will be held the week beginning 10th July. It would be helpful if the children came to school in their kits that week.

 

Reading Books

Please try to listen to your child read every day and sign or tick their reading record book, showing that it had been read.

Our class library day is Monday when children may select a book at lunchtime to take home from the library.

 

Topic

This half term our topic is ‘Wonderful Wool’.

 

Science – We will be looking at different materials. We will look at their properties and will investigate whether they sink or float. We will also look at how wool is made on out trip to Armley Mills.

 

History – We will be looking at where we live. Why did people come to Leeds? How was life in the Victorian Times different to us?

 

Art – We will be using wool and other materials to weave.

 

PE – Thursday – Basketball

Friday – Outdoor and adventure

 

Music – We will be looking at music linked to summer.

 

RE and Computing will be taught on a Wednesday by Mrs Birdi. They will be looking at how to use computers to research in computing and ‘What does it mean to belong to a Church or a Mosque?’ in RE.

 

Homework

 

Homework is set throughout the school half termly. They will have a few weeks to complete the project and can complete it in any way they like. Ways of presenting their work is:

  • Through writing
  • Photographs
  • Art work
  • Sculptures
  • Anything that inspires their creative side.This half term in Literacy we are looking at fantasy stories, in particular the Mr Benn stories. Can you create your own fantasy world and tell us who lives there, what you can do there and any other interesting facts about your world?

 

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If you have any questions please come and ask us.

 

Yours Faithfully,

 

Caroline Mitchell

Katy Byford

 

The whole school and our parents came to see our assembly. We read out some of the amazing work we had done as part as our ‘Animal Mayhem’ topic. We also showed sketches of minibeasts we had done in art and showed our clay minibeasts and 3D magnets we have made.

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As part of our topic, ‘Animal Mayhem’, we chose our favourite minibeast and and had lots of fun making it out of clay. We also designed and made our own 3D animal magnets.

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For our homework this half term we designed our own animals and looked at our favourite animals.

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Tuesday 17th April 2017

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

Welcome back we hope that you had a wonderful break. Here is some information you may find useful and an overview of the learning that will be taking place this half term.

 

PE

PE is on Thursday and Friday. Both of our session will be outside this half term (weather permitting).

Please ensure your child has a full PE kit in school (white t-shirt, dark shorts and trainers). It is also really helpful if these items are labelled with your child’s name! Please can children leave their kits in school at all times, as sometimes the timetable can change. Trainers will be needed this half term!

 

Reading Books

Please try to listen to your child read every day and sign or tick their reading record book, showing that it had been read.

Our class library day is Monday when children may select a book at lunchtime to take home from the library.

 

Topic

This half term our topic is ‘Animal Mayhem’.

 

Science – We will be looking at lots of different animals. Looking at their features and how they differ from each other. We will also be grouping these animals in a variety of ways. We will learn what diets animals in the wild and animals that we keep as pets have.

 

Art – We will look carefully at different animals, draw them in detail and then make our favourite animal using clay.

 

DT – We will be making animal magnets.

 

PE – Thursday – Rounders

Friday – Athletics

 

Music – We will be looking at music linked to minibeasts.

 

RE and Computing will be taught on a Wednesday by Mrs Birdi. They will be looking at how to use computers to research in computing and ‘What does it mean to belong to a Church or a Mosque?’ in RE.

 

Homework

 

Homework is set throughout the school half termly. They will have a few weeks to complete the project and can complete it in any way they like. Ways of presenting their work is:

  • Through writing
  • Photographs
  • Art work
  • Sculptures
  • Anything that inspires their creative side.
  • Can you create your own animal? What does it look like? Where does it live? What does it eat?

 

 

If you have any questions please come and ask us.

 

Yours Faithfully,

 

Caroline Mitchell

Katy Byford

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We had a great time at Tropical World, we all really enjoyed ourselves. Here are some of the photos we took.

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Here are some photos of us looking at some of the different animals we saw.

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As part of our topic about plants we planted seeds so we could watch them grow. We planted Sunflower seeds and Runner Bean seeds. WOW, look how tall they are!

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In Art we became Monet. We used different materials to create our own Monet pictures.We used sponges to paint the water for our pictures and pastels and coloured pencils to draw our own Monet pictures.

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As part of our In The Freezer topic we made a moving picture. We used cold colours for the background. We either painted the background or glued on cold coloured paper. Most of us made a penguin that popped up from behind an iceberg or slid across an iceberg.

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Look at all the fabulous work we did at home of Antarctica. We made it for our topic Into The Freeezer.SAM_8430 SAM_8431 SAM_8432 SAM_8433 SAM_8434 SAM_8435 SAM_8436 SAM_8437 SAM_8438 SAM_8439 SAM_8440 SAM_8441 SAM_8442 SAM_8443 SAM_8444 SAM_8445 SAM_8446 SAM_8447 SAM_8448 SAM_8449 SAM_8450 SAM_8451 SAM_8453 SAM_8455 SAM_8456 SAM_8457 SAM_8458 SAM_8459 SAM_8460 SAM_8461 SAM_8462

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