Year 1 2018 - 2019

Mrs Hanson and Miss Hadfield would like to welcome you to Year 1.

Our team

Teachers: Mrs Hanson and Miss Hadfield

Teaching Assistants: Mrs McCormick and Mrs Dowell

 

English This term in Enlgish we will base our learning around ‘Beegu' by Alexis Deacon to fit inline with our "Out of this World" Space topic. We will be writing Alien factfiles and learning more about non-fiction texts. 

To improve the children's reading and comprehension skills it is important for the children to read every night. Please sign or make comments in your child’s Communication Diary, so that we can check how the children are reading at home. Children will receive an extra smiley for reading 5 times a week, this will give them a greater chance of gaining their Gold Award. It is important for the children to be asked questions about the text they are reading to help build their comprehension skills. The children also really enjoy listening to stories, so feel free to read other books together at home.

In addition to this we would like you to pick a phonics game to play with your child each week. Phonics is an important part of the Year 1 curriculum and is taught daily in school, playing these games with your child will help to develop their reading and writing skills

 

Phonics

Phonics is of great importance to us as a year group as it is the foundation of reading, writing and speaking. Phonics is the name given to the sounds letters make either on their own or as groups of letters. We teach phonics for 20 minutes every day and look for as many opportunities as possible to work it in elsewhere. There is an emphasis on phonics in Year 1 as we are working towards the Phonic Screening Check which will take place in June. Please use the sound mats provided to support your child at home.

 

Useful phonic websites include:

www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/zd66fg8

www.letters-and-sounds.com

 

Maths

In Maths we are beginning to understand the concept of multiplication and division. You can help your child at home by practising counting in 2's, 5's and 10's.

 

We are still focussing on being able to form our numbers correctly. You can help your child with this at home by recognising and forming numbers to 20. 

 

Science

We are learning about 'Everyday Materials'. 

We also cover ‘Seasonal Change’ as part of our Science curriculum, which we will be observing throughout the year. We are currently exploring the changes that happen during Spring.

 

CoJo (History and Geography)

Our CoJo champion this half term is Neil Armstrong. We will be using this adventurer to explore our "Out of this World" topic in Geography, History and Science lessons. 

RE

This half term in R.E we are looking exploring Christian Celebrations.

 

P.E

Indoor P.E: Friday

Outdoor P.E: Wednesday

Your child will need an outdoor PE kit to include a jumper, jogging bottoms and trainers in addition to their normal PE kit. Please make sure these are named. Please can we remind you that for all PE sessions long hair must always be tied back and all earrings MUST be removed or covered over with a plaster.

As we are a healthy school, we encourage all children to bring a named bottle into school filled with only with water.

 

Homework

The homework that children are given relates to and embeds what they have been learning about in school. 

In prepartion for the phonics screening check in June, we are going to send some 'alien words' home for your child to practice. Encourage your child to sound out the word and blend it together. Your child will read through the alien words with their teacher on a Friday.

Throughout the year, projects relating to work covered in class may be sent home.

 

 

Homework Book

Pages

Due in

Daily Reading

 

Daily

Comprehension Sheet

N/A

 

Phonics pack

N/A

10/6/2019

 

 

 

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