Welcome to Wagtails
Home Learning- All Wagtails are to practise their letters and sounds/tricky words and read their reading books daily.
Welcome to Wagtails
We are Reception and Year 1
Class teacher: Miss O’Connor
We are helped by: Mrs Webber
Please click on the links to read our recent curriculum letters:
Curriculum Letters 2018-2019
Our Whole School Topic is Peek into the Past
We are learning about: People from the Past
This term we are reading Grandad's Island by Benji Davies
Wagtails will be exploring a picture book which will allow the children to put themselves inside the story and empathise with characters and their issues and dilemmas. They will engage with illustrations throughout the book to explore and recognise the added layers of meaning these can give to our interpretation of a text. Wagtails will explore how to use drawing as an approach to enhance thinking for writing and developing vocabulary. They will discover and follow the authentic process that an author/illustrator goes through when developing a picture book and create a picture book based on their own creative story ideas.
As a class we created a soundscape of a picture from the book – We identified the animals and the noises they might make. Then the children made one noise they think they’d be able to hear, we developed this into a soundscape. We worked on ensuring a variety of sounds and changing the dynamics. Here is our recording.
Wagtails are Chefs
You might like to try these at home:
Thank you to all who attended the Workshop on Kinetic Letters on 19th November if you missed it below is the presentation. Please ask if you would like anymore information and see the school office if you would like to order Kinetic Letter cards to support your child at home with their handwriting.
Thank you to all parents who attended our Phonics and Reading Meeting on 10th October if you missed it below is the presentation- Please ask if you would like anymore information.
Wagtails are Mathematicians
Below are some links of songs and games we have been using to support our Maths. You might like to try these at home:
http://www.primaryinteractive.co.uk/online/longshape3d.html (partially) Buried 3D shapes
http://www.primaryinteractive.co.uk/online/shapereveal.swf 2D shape reveal with option of different orientations
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTeqUejf3D0 2D shape song
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cg-Uc556-Q 3D shape song but no cuboid
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPZegz690Mg Jack Hartman 3D song but no cuboid
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQ5mZIInE6s Mostly 2D shape song but 3D at the end, more than simple shapes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LfN12phMW4 Rocket counting 1 to 10 forwards and back
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJoxXWyg7hE counting stars without then with numbers 1 – 10, forwards and back
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAQ2HTqTl2w Jack Hartman, different representations of numbers
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/helicopter-rescue count on and back 1 to 10
1 More and 1 Less
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Du6JHupzwVo one more song/dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3b-kcK3Eg8 one less song/dance
Addition and Subtraction
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwQKugrFmJQ Jack Hartman subtraction stories
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqQ1VkBvuRs Jack Hartman addition stories
Reception are working towards the Early Learning goals. Click here to view them.
Year 1 are working towards KS1 National Curriculum.
Wagtails are Writers
Kinetic Letters - Letter Formation
The children are following the adventures of Bounce the brave monkey and Skip the scared monkey.
Please help them to practice this whenever they are engaged in writing at home.
We strongly discourage children bringing toys or other items from home into school to play with.