Welcome to Year 1!
Welcome back to online learning!
Following the government announcement (04.01.21) that all schools must return to online learning, we unfortunately find ourselves back in the situation we were in the Spring term of last year.
Overwhelmingly, the feedback from the last time was that the way Manadon arranged our online learning was very positive and that it worked for the vast majority of our pupils. Because of this, we will be placing a block of learning at a time on to each year group page, ready for Monday. This should be completed by all children across the course of the week.
One area that arose from feedback, was the wish to have some contact with class teachers and classmates. To enable this we are going to host a 20-30 minute Zoom call each week so that we can all see each other. There will not be any formal lesson teaching during this time.
If you have any immediate concerns or questions, please feel free to contact us via e-mail (see below). We will endeavour to reply as soon as possible but we are teaching the key worker children and may not get back to you straight away.
Mrs Bettison - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Martyn - email@example.com
Best of luck and we hope to see you soon.
All of the Year 1 Team
This term our topic is Plymouth Pilgrims - A journey to a new land.
We will begin by looking at ourselves, our families and our own histories, the significant events in our lives so far. We will then look at the lives and history of the Plymouth Pilgrims. This will be covered in both English and History lessons.
In Maths we will be focussing on number and place value, addition and subtraction and shape, both 2D and 3D.
In Science, we will learn about our body parts and our senses.
This term our topic is A Drop in the Ocean.
This term the ocean will be our focus. We will look at plastic pollution and the effect it has on our environment. This will link into our science where we will be finding out about different materials. In geography we will seek to understand geographical similarities and differences through studying the human and physical geography.
This term our topic will be The World Around Us.
We will be looking at the weather and climate in the local area and around the world and plants and animals.
Throughout the year, you can consolidate your child’s learning by:
-Regularly hearing them read and by regularly reading to your child
-Practising spellings when set
-Counting, reading and using numbers in everyday life
-Completing topic related homework when given and returning on time as this will be used in lessons
-Encouraging independence with personal care
-Looking at the school website for useful learning links on the Year 1 page
We are sure your child will have a fantastic term and enjoy their learning.