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.
Spring Term 2019
Happy New year! We hope you had a good Christmas break and are refreshed and ready to begin a new and exciting term.
It is now Spring Term 1. This half term, our topic is 'On Safari'.
In Literacy this term, we will focus on the story of 'The Lion Inside'. The children will be absorbed in the text through a range of writing opportunities resulting in the children writing their own story about a mouse befriending a large animal in the African Savannah. 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. We will also look at adding other punctuation including question marks and exclamation marks. The conjunction ‘and’ will be used between words and clauses and the children will be revising the use of suffixes by adding -ed, -ing, -er-, -est at the end of words.
In Maths, we will be returning to addition and subtraction. We will focus on counting on from the largest number and making number bonds. We will continue our place value work, representing numbers initially to at least 20 and then extending to 50. We will also be comparing numbers/amounts and will be counting in 2s and 5s.
In Science, we will focus on the topic of ‘Plants’. We will be looking at a variety of plants and will be involved in looking at the structure of these plants and labelling them. The children will plant beans and keep a diary based on their growth. We will also discuss wild plants in the local school area and common garden plants.
This term we will be comparing where we live to Africa. We will use our geography skills to compare the basic geographical human and physical features of both countries. We will also look at the climate and how the location of both countries can affect the weather.
During our Art sessions, we will focus on the artist Paul Klee and will look at his work based on African landscapes.
This terms focus during SMSC and PSHE is Medicines and Mental Health. The children will think about how we can be safe around medicines and taking care of our bodies physically and mentally.
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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