Y1 Parakeet Class
Welcome to Parakeet Class
Welcome to our class page. We are 30 enthusiastic and eager to learn Year 1s at Norbridge Academy in Worksop. We will be using this page to share our learning adventures and celebrate our achievements.
This half term both Year One classes have been learning about the story pf Paddington Bear. We have described the main characters, talked about story settings and even acted out small parts of the story. This week we are going to create instructions to enable us to make Paddington's favourite snack; marmalade sandwiches.
On Friday 12th October children from Year 1 took part in a planned SMSC day where they celebrated belonging and the beginning of creation.
Throughout the day children took part in many activities which enabled them to understand how they belong in the extra curricular groups which they are part of and how others' believe that they belong to religious groups. The children created their own family trees to show the people who are important to them, as well as looking at religious items and researching who they may belong to.
On Tuesday 2nd October all of the children from Norbridge Academy performed a selection of Harvest themes songs for their friends and families. The children from Parakeet Class performed the song Autumn Leaves Are Falling Down and put on a wonderful show. We would like to extend many thanks to all those who were able to join us and make our celebrations a huge success. We would also like to say thanks for the generous donations which will be greatly received by Bassetlaw Food Banks.
On Monday 24th September children from both Year 1 classes took part in a themed blogging day, celebrating the city of London. As part of our Bright Light, Big Cities topic children have been learning all about life in our capital city. We have compared our immediate environment to that of London and thought about other features such as famous landmarks. During our celebration we also thought about the things that we would do if we were a King or Queen for a day. Take a look at our ideas on our class blog http://parakeet2018.norbridgeblogs.net/ and class Twitter page to find out more @parakeet_class
Poppy the Parakeet
Every week Poppy the Parakeet chooses a child from our class to spend the weekend with. Before planning her adventures Poppy looks for children who have shown great effort and determination throughout the week. Over the last five weeks in Parakeet class Poppy has chosen children who have impressed all of the adults with their amazing attitudes towards learning as well as being wonderfully kind friends.
Autumn Term Topic: Bright Lights, Big Cities
Our Autumn term topic will be 'Bright Lights, Big Cities'. See what we will be learning about in the different subject areas below:
English: This term in English, we will be developing our skills in sentence writing looking at the key features of a sentence. We will develop our knowledge of phonic sounds and apply this in our writing and reading. We will also develop our sentences using adjectives and sentence openers. In English, we will also be creating different text types such as instructions, information texts and stories.
Maths: In Maths this term, we develop our knowledge of numbers to 20, looking at bonds to 10 and 20 and completing addition and subtraction with numbers up to 20. We will also develop our knowledge of 2D and 3D shapes.
History & Geography: We will begin the term looking at Worksop and will look at local landmarks around Worksop. We will then learn about London and compare London to Worksop. In our studies of London we will learn about different landmarks in London and learn about the Fire of London. In the second half term, we will look at different cities around the World and learn about life in these cities.
Science: In the first half term, our Science topic will be 'Seasonal Changes'. In this we will learn about the different seasons and will study the weather. In the second half term, our Science topic will be 'Plants'. We will learn about the different parts of a plant and what plants need to grow.
RE: Our first half term topic will be 'Our Wonderful World' in which we learn more about the world around us and different beliefs around the World. In the second half term our topic will be 'Christians - Why do we give gifts at Christmas?' In this topic, we will learn about why Christians celebrate Christmas and the traditions linked to Christmas.
PE: We will have weekly sessions with our specials sports coach Mr Scott. In Year 1 children will also get the opportunity to have weekly Karate and Gymnastics lessons.
Art: We will have weekly Art sessions this term with our specialist Art teacher Mr Slaney.
ICT: In ICT we will be looking at using paint and we will be learning about algorithms in coding.
SPAG & Guided Reading: Children will be having daily spelling sessions looking at spelling key words and spelling rules. Children will also have SPAG lessons three times a week in which they will learn about different punctuation and grammar terms. They will also have weekly guided reading sessions to help support children's reading skills.