Welcome to Year 1!
Year 1 is made up of 1LS with Mrs Stack, Mrs Leyland, Mrs Yates and 1R with Miss Roberts and Mrs Maddocks. We are also very lucky to have Amber and Mrs Crockett who will also be working with both classes across this year. On this page we will try our best to keep you informed of everything going on in Year 1. For more information about our topics and how you can help your child please see our Year One curriculum page.
Click HERE for our teacher stories page
https://teachers.thenational.academy/subjects/physical-education Click here for ks1 oak academy P.E lessons. Also have a look at the P.E challenge Mrs Smart has set up on the P.E webpage.
There are a few websites that are offering free access to apps desiged to help with reading and spelling;
- Reading Eggs https://readingeggs.co.uk/parents/signup/ free 30 day trial (this has a maths seeds program so can cover number work too!)
- Nessy https://www.nessy.com/free-trial/signup free 30 day trial for reading and spelling app this complany does apps to support with maths and handwriting that you could explore too.
Woo hooo! Last week before we are all back together!!
You have all done an amazing job whether in school or at home, but we are very glad we will be getting back to normal and can all be back in school next Monday:-) Hope you are looking forward to it too!
So, this week we are continuing with Funny bones but taking a different slant. We are going to be using the world around us and our senses to make our own Funny Bones story by the end of the week, but first we are going to explore our senses and search for signs of spring to help us develop our ideas. We can't wait to see your stroy maps in school on Monday!
Zooms this week will be
Monday- story time Serens Seasons
Wednesday - Handwriting- capital letters
Friday- End of home schooling celebration! Bring a picture showing something you have enjoyed during lockdown and something you are looking forward to when you are back in school. We will do the same:-)
Have a great week, see you very soon!
Year 1 Team
Home School Timetable February 2021
W/c: 1st March
Any children struggling with retaining phonics, Miss Miller is providing catch up phase 2 loom sessions. They start right the way back at the beginning with SATNIP. This can be a good way to reengage children with phonics by building their confidence with the sounds they find easier to work, with find it here;
https://www.loom.com/share/8bde66de46c141fdaf8a83372fd10285 password astwood1
set 2 gmdock is now available click on the link below;
https://www.loom.com/share/754e2c55364a4188b38126258f527acd pasword astwood1
You should find a star word sheet in your book bag which will come home on Monday. These will have a range of the common exception and tricky words that your child must learn by sight over the course of the year. If you can read through these as often as possible it will have a big impact on your child's reading particularly if phonics doesn't come easy to them, as this allows them to recognise a good bank of words on a page with minimal effort! It is designed to see how many words they can read in a minute and the amount should increase over the week building confidence and a feeling of success. We will check the words in school and as long as with us they read the words within a minute accurately we will swap it for another sheet. If they are not quite secure we will leave it another week to really consolidate their quick recall. We are aware that some children may already recognise the words on the sheet and that is great! See if they can spell the words, it's surprising how even the simplest of words don't transfer over to their writing until they are much more secure with them. If they can spell them in isolation the next step will be to see if they can put them in a sentence.
In school we deliver phonics every day to help children learn their sounds and to segment and blend words to help them read. We have revisited all of our Phase 2 sounds and Phase 2 tricky words and we have now moved onto revisiting Phase 3. The table below shows the phonics we have covered so far. We are now moving onto Phase 4 which are the consonant blends.
See the pictures below to learn how letter formation is taught and the key language we use to help the children start, finish correctly and sit the letters on the line.
Home Learning year 1