White Rock Primary School

'Inspiring Learning Together'

White Rock Primary School

WELCOME TO YEAR 1 BRAMBLINGS

The Brambling can be found most commonly in the British Isles during the cold winter months, the rest of the year it explores other regions of the world. They travel in large groups (usually in the thousands!) and we will take this characteristic of this bird and use it in our classroom to ensure that there is a sense of teamwork to encourage all children to work together and support each other in their learning journey!

 

This Terms Theme

'THE DAY IN THE LIFE OF A PALEONTOLOGIST'

The theme for the Autumn term is 'A Day in the Life of a Paleontologist'. This will give us plenty of opportunities to learn collaboratively across classes and year groups. We will begin our learning by asking the children what they are curious to learn about. We will be learning about different dinosaurs, making fossils and exploring materials.

(For more information about this term's theme, scroll down to our curriculum map)

 

P.E & Dance days

P.E. Days are Thursdays and Fridays.

Please ensure that your child has the correct kit in school all week. We will ensure that they are sent home at the end of every half term

 

Home Learning days

Home Learning will be handed out on a Friday and collected in on a Wednesday. This will give you the opportunity to explore aspects of your child's learning if you wish.

 

Upcoming events

Wednesday 21st November - Year 1 Learning Celebration

 

  Meet The Team

 

If there are any issues or concerns, please feel free to come in and see your teacher (Mrs Dann or Mrs Proctor) or alternatively please contact a team leader (Mrs Dowdeswell or Mrs Jarrett).

ndann@white-rock-primary.torbay.sch.uk

sproctor@white-rock-primary.torbay.sch.uk

adowdeswell@white-rock-primary.torbay.sch.uk

sjarrett@white-rock-primary.torbay.sch.uk

Academic Year 2018-2019

Autumn Term Curriculum Map

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Tuesday 18th September   Dinosaur Day!

Today we were paleontologists. We went on a through a journey through time and discovered facts about dinosaurs, how long they lived on earth for and why they became extinct. We loved being scientists and excavated a range of different fossils! In the afternoon we had a visit from Sophie the Tyrannosaurus Rex and her baby sister. We were all very brave and went and said hello to her even Mrs Fenner was brave and came and said hello!

Thursday 13th September  Science - Materials

 

Today we looked at lots of objects and talked about the materials they were made of. We thought of adjectives to describe them :

  • hard 
  • soft 
  • smooth
  • shiny
  • bumpy             

 

Can you find objects around your house and say what material they're made from?

Tuesday 11th September  Literacy - Adjectives

 

Bramblings have been learning about  'adjectives'.

"Adjectives will make our writing more interesting to read!"

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Monday 10th September  Handwriting - Long Ladder Letters

 

We've been practising our long ladder letters in lots of different ways.

 

Remember to practise them at home too!

Friday 7th  September  Phonics

 

We have loved our first phonics lessons and remembered to use our phonic fingers to segment and blend words.

 

How many air words can you find at home?

Thursday 6th September  Phonics

Bramblings enjoyed going on a 'word hunt' to find 'ai' words!

Can you be a digraph detective at home?

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