Year 1 2017 - 2018

Mr Baker Class 4

Mr Baker Class 4

Hi! I am Mr Baker and I have been working at Woodlands Primary School in Year 1 for a year!

I have a keen interest in all subjects but I am particularly passionate about P.E as I come from a very sporting background! I also love to teach History because this was my favourite subject when I was at school.

Outside of school, I love to keep fit. On the weekends I sometimes go running up Helsby Hill! I am also a BIG Norwich City Football Club fan and like to go to watch them play with my Dad whenever I am back home.


Mrs Liversey   Class 5

Mrs Liversey Class 5

Mrs Liversey has worked at Woodlands Primary School for over 8 years and loves the challenge and excitement that her role brings every day.

She is currently Acting Assistant Head Teacher for EYFS/KS1 and she works closely with Mrs Kennedy, the Deputy Headteacher to ensure that all of the children in the infant department receive a stimulating and enriching curriculum, building life skills to help every child achieve their full potential. Mrs Liversey also co-ordinates Literacy across KS1 and she has a particular passion for reading and the development of synthetic phonics, using the Read Write Inc program across EYFS and KS1.

In her spare time, Mrs Liversey enjoys spending time with her 14 year old son, Cameron, and 19 year old daughter, Rebecca. She also enjoys reading, swimming and going for long walks in the stunning Lake District.

Mrs Lonsdale  Class 6

Mrs Lonsdale Class 6

I have worked here at Woodlands for eigh years. I love being part of the Key Stage One team and working in Year One. As part of my role I am History/PE Co-ordinator for KS1. In my spare time I enjoy attending ballet classes and spending time with her family and friends.

Welcome to Year 1!

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

Nelson Mandela

Welcome back to school children and parents! We hope that you have had a great Summer and the Y1 staff can't wait to hear all of your news! Mrs Liversey, Mrs Lonsdale and Mr Baker have all been busy during the Summer holidays getting the Y1 classrooms ready to start the amazing new learning journey in Y1!

For the first 2 weeks the children in Y1 will be working on the whole school project based on the wonderful book called 'Journey' by Aaron Becker. The children will study the book and allow their imaginations to take them on a journey, showcasing their art and creative skills. Look out for the children's work displayed in the classroom's and the Y1 corridor!

 

During this half term we will also be introducing our new topic called 'On Safari' using the storybook Meerkat Mail as our hook into this unit of work. We will be using Talk 4 Writing strategies to learn the story, performing with actions and words to retell the story. The children will then innovate and create their own exciting stories - the staff are looking forward to reading these stories! During the 'On Safari' topic the children will also learn about Africa, the continet where Meerkat Mail is set. The children will find out about the different types of  animals, food and weather in Africa, and they will discuss with their friends the similarities and differences between the cultures and lifestyle of the UK and Africa. The children will find out about traditional African music and they will experience different Art techniques such as weaving.

During the Autumn term, we will continue to teach Read Write Inc. to 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 click on the link below for a short video…

This term in maths we will be working with the children to develop and deepen their understanding of numbers around us. We will learn about numbers through exploration and fun, interactive and collaborative activities.

There are such a variety of useful resources on the internet for teaching counting, shapes, measure and so on – all disguised as games! Here are some further links if you would like to help your child to practise at home...

http://www.mathszone.co.uk/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/maths/

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Interactive.aspx?cat=8

 

Some apps for tablet computers are:

King of maths, Doodle maths, Monster math, Conundra math and Penguin jump maths!

 

P.E Information!

Please make sure that you bring the following items in your P.E kits:

 

Indoor kit: a white t-shirt, black shorts, pumps and socks!

Outdoor kit: You will need plain, dark coloured jogging bottoms, a jumper or hoody and outdoor trainers, as our wonderful weather can be very unpredictable!

Please make sure all items are clearly labelled in a named sports bag to help children look after their clothes. 

 

 Mrs Liversey, Mrs Lonsdale and Mr Baker are full of enthusiasm for the term ahead and they are really excited about working with your amazing children! 

Thank you for your continued support.

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Woodlands Primary School

Eddisbury Road
Whitby
Ellesmere Port
CH66 2JT

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Tel: 0151 338 2260
Fax: 0151 355 1975
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