Year 1 2018-2019
Miss Morgan Class 4
I am new to Woodlands and am enjoying being part of an enthusiastic and passionate team! Before joining Woodlands I taught at a school in Hull. In my spare time I enjoy playing hockey and going to the gym.
Mrs Lonsdale Class 5
I have worked here at Woodlands for nine years. I love being part of the Key Stage One team and working in Year One. When I am not in school I love to spend time with my family, especially my little girl Charlotte.
Mrs Watts Class 5
Hello, I am Mrs Watts and have worked at Woodlands for the past 12 years. During my time at Woodlands, I have worked primarily across Key Stage 1 and last year I worked in Lower Key Stage 2.
In my spare time, I enjoy swimming, reading and spending time with my son and daughter.
Miss Vickers Class 6
Hello, I am Miss Vickers and am loving being part of the team at Woodlands Primary School. I first began teaching in the UK where I have taught in both large city and small village schools. I moved to Dubai for five years where I was Head of Year One and Year One class teacher. Whilst living in Dubai, I did some traveling and took the opportunity to visit places such as Asia, Australia and Japan. Outside of school, I like to go to the gym and swimming. I enjoy spending time with my family, country walks as well as trips to the cinema and eating out.
Summer Term 2019
It is now Summer Term. This half term, our topic is 'The Zoo Project, Orangutans and Palm oil'. Through our zoo project we will be learning about Orangutans and the effect of Palm oil production on their habitat.
In Literacy this term, we will focus on the story of 'Dougal the Deep Sea Diver'. The children will be absorbed in the text through a range of writing opportunities. We will continue to work hard remembering all the things we need to be a good writer e.g. capital letters, finger spaces and full stops and also practise applying our mastery targets which we have been working hard on. These include using 'and' to join words and sentences, punctuating sentences using exclamation and question marks, and applying the prefix -un and suffixes -ed, -ing, -est and -er to words. We will also explore the text 'Ape' alongside our creative curriculum work linked to the zoo project.
In Maths, we will be working on position and direction. We will continue our place value work, this time extending our knowledge of numbers up to and within 100. We will also be thinking about the concepts of money and time (o'clock and half past).
In Science, we will focus on the topic of ‘Living Things'. This will include plants, trees, animals and pets. We will be looking at different environments and habitats. In particular we will focus on Orangutans. We will also be working scientifically using first hand observations and the local environment to help us answer questions about plants and animals.
In Geography this term, we will develop our mapping skills further by looking at old and new maps of the Chester Zoo area. We will also be using maps and atlases to identify and locate the rainforests of Borneo and Sumatra.
During our Art sessions, we will be working in the style of Eric Carle to create animal prints and patterns. We will also be taking inspiration from the text 'Wonder Garden' to create a class display.
This term's focus during SMSC and PSHE is Anti-bullying and Promoting Diversity. The children will think about how we can be a good friend and embrace our differences.
Read Write Inc. sessions will continue to develop the children’s reading skills as they learn their sounds, segmenting and blending whilst also developing their comprehension skills. If you would like to help your child to practise their phonic knowledge for reading at home, then follow the link www.ruthmiskin.com for more information.
Some useful websites:
Some apps for tablet computers are:
King of maths, Doodle maths, Monster math, Conundra math and Penguin jump maths!
Please make sure that you bring the following items in your P.E kits:
Class 4 - Monday and Wednesday
Class 5 - Wednesday and Friday
Class 6 - Monday and Wednesday
Indoor kit: a white t-shirt, black shorts, pumps and socks
Outdoor kit: plain, dark coloured jogging bottoms, a jumper or hoody and outdoor trainers, socks
Please make sure all items of school clothing are clearly labelled and that water bottles are sent in daily.
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