KS1

Our topic starting March 2020 is 'The Scented Garden'.

Let’s tiptoe through the tulips together and discover the sights, sounds and smells of the garden. This half term, we’ll visit a florist’s shop or a garden centre. We’ll find out how to look after plants, ask the experts questions and appreciate the flowers. We’ll write an information book about plants, follow instructions, enjoy the story of Jack and the Beanstalk and write stories of our own. Discovering our green fingers will be fun when we plant and tend a pizza garden of herbs. We’ll also learn about the different parts of a plant and create our own ‘planting and growing’ action rhyme. Our senses will help us describe and sort a range of smells and we’ll make beautifully scented products. We’ll look closely at a wide variety of plants, create detailed, observational drawings and press real flowers to use in collages. At the end of our project, we will have become plant experts! We’ll create a presentation about plants, share the information books that we have made and design a fantasy garden.

Topic Focus

Science

English

Recounts, non-chronological reports, instructions, stories, information books

Science

Plants

Art & Design

Observational drawing, sculpture, flower-pressing

Computing

Presenting information

D&T

Making fragrant products

Geography

Plants in the local environment, plants of the world

Mathematics

Measurement

PSHE

Improving the local area

Music  

Action rhymes

 

Help your child prepare for their project

Gardens are so special and are an excellent place to visit together. Why not take close-up photographs of flowers and use a plant identification app or spotting guide to find the name of each plant? You could also buy some wild flower seeds and watch them grow. Alternatively, bake recipes containing fragrant herbs and spices! Cheese and chive scones, cinnamon biscuits and lavender cake are all delicious!

PE – Ben Hope

Blencathra

Monday– Outdoor

Thursday – Indoor

 

Monday -Outdoor

Thursday  – Indoor


Pre-Teach

Between 8:15am-8:40am, key stage one staff will offer pre-teach sessions to children in Year 1 and 2. Each staff member will be focusing on a different area of the curriculum. For example; we are currently offering sessions on speed sounds, reading comprehension and fluency as well as Maths. During these sessions we will be teaching the children the concepts and skills prior to a lesson. The idea is to give the student a 'preview' of the learning that will allow them to put their knowledge to work during the lesson. Pre-teaching can provide students with more knowledge and confidence when approaching a new topic. This can help to increase engagement and reduce frustration. Your child will receive a letter if they have been invited to these sessions.

Things to do at home 

Please find below a selection of documents that you may find useful to help you resource home learning during time of self isolation and school closure.

Diagnostic questions

Please use the code below to access the diagnostic questions activities. The children need to create their own log in and then use their Maths group teacher code, which may be a different adult to their class teacher. The website link is:   https://diagnosticquestions.com/

Mrs Jones’ Maths Group

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Mrs Cushing’s Maths Group

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Mr Marella’s Maths Group

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Mrs V’s Maths Group

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Downloads

Page Downloads Date  
Lets investigate 2 19th Mar 2020 Download
QEP KS1 activity timetable 19th Mar 2020 Download
RWI Nonsense Words Set 1 19th Mar 2020 Download
RWI Nonsense Words Set 2 19th Mar 2020 Download
RWI Nonsense Words Set 3 19th Mar 2020 Download
Rwi RPhO MSW Set1 19th Mar 2020 Download
Rwi RPhO MSW Set2 19th Mar 2020 Download
Rwi RPhO MSW Set3 19th Mar 2020 Download