Year 1 - Stag Beetle
Welcome to Year 1!
Year 1 is the named after the largest European beetle, the Stag Beetle. Stag Beetles are one of the UK most spectacular Beetles easily identifiable by the male's antler-like mandibles. Stag Beetles are currently under threat in the UK due to loss of habitat from human activity and change in the climate. Their natural habitat is wooded areas, hedgerows harden and parks and can be found in log piles and light soil.
In Year 1 we have been learning about Stag Beetles body parts, the beetle's life-cycle and became explores undertaking a Bug Hunt in pocket park. We have been thinking of ways to protect these beetles and designed a Bug Hotel in order to create a safe place for the Beetles and other minibeast to live in pocket park. We used natural materials to create a safe place for them to stay. We can't wait to see how many other minibeast will also make their home in our hotel!
Year 1 Curriculum Map
Please see below what Year 1 are learning this term. If you click on the documents, they will open into a large version.
The documents are Knowledge Organisers. They contain key facts and information that the children need to have as a basic knowledge and understanding of the topic – giving them the ‘bigger picture’ of what they will be learning at school.
The Department for Education have written and recorded online lessons presented by phonics experts. These are designed to cover new phonics teaching that children would have received over the summer term had they been in school.
Three sets of lessons will be available. One set for Reception and one for Year 1 , based on where children are expected to be in their learning in the summer term. A third set of lessons focuses on extra blending practice which is an area that some children find the most challenging.
Please click on the picture to access these daily lessons on YouTube.
Please click on the picture below to access the Purple Mash website. Please ask your child's teacher if you are unsure of the log in details.
Click here to be directed to our Purple Mash information page.
Please click on the links below to access different online stories that children can read or listen to. Most of them do not require you to sign up. Enjoy!
Keeping active is really important. Please try and do some physical activity everyday for 30 minutes.