Welcome to Orange Class
In year 1 our aim is to ensure that the children experience a smooth transition from the Foundation Stage to Key Stage One. The Year 1 curriculum builds upon and extends the experiences that children have had in Reception. Learning through play will continue to be an important part of the school day, and the children will gradually be eased into more formal learning as the year goes on so that they remain motivated, enthused and eager learners.
Children are taught maths using Maths Mastery. The programme aims to deepen pupils’ conceptual understanding of key mathematical concepts. In Maths Mastery fewer topics are covered in more depth and greater emphasis is placed on problem solving and on encouraging mathematical thinking. Children use paired talk-task activities and use manipulatives to experiment with mathematical ideas and the use of different strategies.
Reading and Writing are big part of every day in Year 1, phonics is taught for an hour every morning using Ruth Miskin Inc which has been nationally successful in starting children on their reading journey. They also engage in quality texts such as Traction Man, Beegu and The Story Tree and use Drama, Art and real experiences to inspire their own writing.
Through Science, Topic, PHSE and RE children look at the world around them and explore a range of subjects such as Animals including Humans, Our City, Growing Plants, Why Our World is Special and The Great Fire of London.
Children have opportunities to participate in enrichment activities like Drama, Film Making and Music Workshops as well as at least one educational trip each half term to support the Topic they are studying.
Welcome to Orange Class.
Here you can find links to all of our online learning hubs. Children should be accessing Google Classroom every Friday during our Blended Learning afternoons. In the event of a bubble closure Google Classroom will be our online classroom.
You can view our full curriculum here:
Spring Overview Letter: View Here
Friday Blended Learning work can be accessed via Google Classroom. Children should log on and submit any assignments by the following Wednesday.
In the event of a school closure children will find all of their learning on Google Classroom. Teachers will post pre-recorded lessons, set daily tasks and provide daily feedback and small group interventions as needed.
At West Green we use the Accelerated Reader programme which helps our students read appropriately levelled books independently at home. Pupils take a STAR test which gives them a reading age and level – they then chose an appropriate book from the library. Once they have read it, they take an online quiz based on the book to check their understanding. This process accelerates the pupils reading skills – FANTASTIC!
Pupils would usually quiz at school, but because of our bubble system, it is more difficult for children to access the computer room at the moment. Pupils, therefore, must quiz at home using this special portal link: Quiz Here!
Mymaths is a great homework tool for children to consolidate what they have learnt in their lessons and to practice other maths skills in a fun and interactive way.
To access MyMaths follow the link and click on login MyMaths at WG
Purple Mash is a fantastic tool to help children to not only practice their computing skills but also their maths and English skills. Children can access a wide range of activities to support their learning. It is fun and educational!
To access Purple Mash, you need to click on the following link and login – Purple Mash at WG
We are using the Oak Academy to support our learners who are having to isolate while the rest of their class remains in school.
Each lesson is an hour-long and delivered by a teacher, with a pre-recorded video as well as quizzes, worksheets and creative activities. It’s all easy to use, there’s no login or password, you can access the lessons on any device, and pupils only need materials they can find at home.
Once you’ve notified the school of the required isolation period you will receive an email from SLT telling you which units will best support a continuation of your child’s learning.
The Oak Academy can be accessed using this link – Oak Academy
As always we are here to help! If you need support logging in to any of the online learning hubs please get in touch with us by calling the school or emailing us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are some links to get you started with your child’s Home Learning https://www.westgreen.haringey.sch.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Year-1-Home-Learning-Links-.docx
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