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We are looking forward to welcoming all the children back after the summer break on Wednesday 6th September 8.50am - 3.20pm.

Manta Rays Y1

Manta Rays' Staff.




                                   Mrs Cheetham   




      Welcome to Team Manta Rays.

Mrs Cheetham is the class teacher of the wonderful Manta Rays.



                   Teaching Assistants.            





                                                      Mrs Buckley




                                       Mrs Marples



Manta Rays also have the super Mrs Buckley and Mrs Marples working with us as our Teaching Assistants.


                  Remember no Manta Ray swims alone.

                 Let's go Team Manta Rays!




General Information.


Doors open 8:40 to 8:50 in the morning.

School finishes at 3:10 pm.

Book bags, Reading Records and water bottles are to be sent into school each morning and they will be sent home each night. Due to limited space in the cloakroom - no large bags please.

PE - will be on Tuesday and Wednesday, please can children  wear a weather appropriate PE kit to school as PE will either be outside or in the hall.

Star Stamps will be given for reading at home, please encourage your child to read at least 3 times a week, star stamps will also be given for lots of other achievements throughout the day.

Keep your eyes on Seesaw as we will post lots of your child's amazing work in class on there too.




Our Topic Theme


During the Summer Term, in our Art / DT and Topic lessons, we will be exploring the topic question of:


 From Farm To Fork, Where Does My Food Come From?

To help us decide the answer to this question, Manta Rays will be learning about where food comes from, we will be looking at where and how our food is grown both locally and further afield. We will also be looking at how some foods have to undertake a process for them to be able to be eaten- for example chocolate.












In Year One, we will be learning lots of different writing techniques to help us write. Manta Rays will be continuing to use Rainbow Grammar to help us form a range of simple, compound and complex sentences.

To help us write a range of written work we will be reading and writing a story about:


     The Tiger Who Came To Tea.     




As well as writing a story about the Tiger Who Came To Tea, Manta Rays will also be writing a Recipe for Tiger Food, Food Poems, a Recount of our trip to a farm, Leaflets about animals and a Letter .











Maths lessons during the Summer term will have the focus of place value up to and within 100 learning how we can add and subtract these numbers using abstract, concrete and pictorial representations to help us understand number line and fact families associated with numbers.





Other areas of maths Manta Rays will be learning about are: volume, length and height, we will measure items using non standard measurements such as pieces of paper or hands. We will be weighing objects and discussing the weight and mass of objects. Multiplying by 2, 5 and 10 will be something we will also be doing in the summer term. In the second half of the summer term, we will be looking at fractions such as half and quarters, the value of money and learning how to tell the time to the hour, half hour and minute. What a busy term!







Super Science lessons are all about:

       Plant Detectives, Sensing Seasons, Looking at Animals and Plants.


During our super Science lessons we will be exploring the Seasons, how they change and what impact they have on the environment and what clothes we wear during each season. When we are learning about Animals, we will be looking to see which animals live around our school area and how animals and birds are different. 






Manta Rays will become plant detectives exploring what plants are, how and where they grow and how plants and trees can change over time.











Art and D.T.



Manta Rays will be creating a piece of art work inspired by Guiseppe Archimboldo, who was a famous portrait painter, after looking at his work we will be drawing our own self portraits using fruits and vegetables in his style.




During our DT lessons we will be understanding the process undertaken to produce food both locally and further afield. We will be designing, making and evaluating our own healthy snack made of produce grown locally and across the world.






E safety is a top priority and Manta Rays will be learning how to keep themselves safe when using a computer or electronic device. We will learn how to log in and log out of websites, how to create pictures and documents and how to save these to work on at a later date. We will be using Scratch to help us understand algorithms and create our own avatar.




Religious Education.


Our R.E lessons give Manta Rays the opportunity to explore religions and begin to understand, "Symbols in Religious Worship" and how this impacts on both the Christian and Jewish community. During the second half of the Summer term we will learn what Jews believe and their teachings. We will also be exploring how and why Jews celebrate Shabbat.










Team Manta Ray will learn all about caring and responsibility, who our special people are and how they help us in our R.S.H.E lessons. We will embrace diversity and recognise the ways in which we are all different and understand what it is to be respectful, kind and use strategies to promote inclusion and kindness.





Music in the Summer Term is a time for the children to recognise the pulse of a song and understand it is the songs heartbeat. We will be using our voices, glockenspiels and recorders to develop our understanding of music.




Physical Education


 PE lessons will either be outside or in the hall on a Tuesday and Wednesday.

Please can children wear weather appropriate PE kit to school on PE days.

 We are incredibly lucky to have coaches who teach us a variety of sports in Year One and we will be active throughout the week too.






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