Year One 'St Francis of Assisi" Class Teachers: Mrs Stokes
Spring 1: My world and Me
Why is Stoke-on- Trent called the Potteries? Can you name any famous Potters?
This term the children will be focussing on local history and geography; studying the past and present through Josiah Wedgwood, Portmeirion, Emma Bridgewater and Spode. In D.T/Art we will complete our very own clay project, sculpting and decorating our own pottery. Using ICT we will create local maps, and create algorithms to give directions. In English the children will focus on information texts and instruction linked to their new knowledge of pottery. In PSHE the children will begin to reflect on their own career choices. Maybe the next 'Emma Bridgewater' will come from St Augustine's!
Autumn 2: Our virtual Nativity: 'Everybody Loves a Baby'.
A huge well done to our Year 1 and Year 2 bubbles! They have worked so hard to bring you this performance in order to bring back some Christmas Magic! We hope you enjoy watching our show as a family.
Autumn 2: Animal Kingdoms
What was your favourite animal kingdom? The jungle, or maybe the ocean or the scorching desert?
The children took a tour around world focusing on place, animals and habitat. In science they classified animals e.g. birds, mammals and thought about the environment and food chains. Geography focused on people and place, flags, climates and local features. We especially enjoyed using 'Google Earth' to explore Africa! The children studied pattern and colour in Art linked to the artist 'Henri Rousseau'. The children's favourite animal stories were 'Dear Zoo' 'The Tiger that came tea' and 'Giraffes can't dance'!
Why not learn about animals during winter at home? What is hibernation? How can you help animals over winter?
To conclude our topic we took a Virtual trip to 'Chester Zoo'!
Autumn 1: Castles
During the Autumn Term the children have been learning all about castles. The children have enjoyed stories such as 'Zog' by Julia Donaldson, the Princess and the Pea and much more! In Science they have completed all sorts of experiments around materials! Such as, 'What materials would make the best castle?' In Art the children have designed their own flags and draw portraits of famous queens. They have really enjoyed our history project focusing on facts and the famous achievements of Queen Elizabeth I, Victoria and Elizabeth II.
Why not research Kings and Queens at home? Do you know all of the countries that make up the United Kingdom? Can you recognise their flags?
Have a look at our 'Castles' work below
Homework is set on Monday on "purplemash.com". Please ring the school office for log-in details or contact Mrs Stokes on Dojo's. Children are expected to return the homework by the following Monday. Online homework now includes weekly spellings.
Autumn 2 Home Learning
Autumn 1 Home Learning
Our PE day is Wednesday. Please arrive in school wearing full outdoor kit for the Autumn Term.
Earrings must be removed for PE. If your child is unable to take them out themselves, please ensure they are removed in the morning before school.
Children are expected to read at home at least 3 times per week with an adult or an older sibling. Use the messaging service on Class Dojo to record reading at home.