Church Road, Astwood Bank
Redditch, Worcestershire, B96 6EH
01527 892 681

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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

 

That's it you made it!

Home schooling is over and hopefully for good!

We know you have done lots of lovely things at home but on Monday the only things we would like brought into school are the Maths books and their 'Funnybones' story map if they did it.  This might seem an odd decision but we still have to limit the amount of things brought in from home, (reading books will be done in the same way as before for this reason, in on a Monday, out on a Monday and not brought back in between) plus all children will have completed different amounts and we don't want there to be any comparing that could cause worries on day one.  We will be giving lots of verbal praise for any and all work and activities completed by the children while they have been at home with you, be that school work or cooking cakes and helping with the housework! Hope that makes sense.

We are very excited to have the children back with us on Monday and have planned a really creative week focused around settling them back into the routine of school in a stress free, fun way. We will be doing lots of art work based around the book The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds.  This gives us the opportunity to develop obviously lots of areas from the art national curriculum, but also their resilience, self-esteem and to remind them of the power of positivity.  We will also be talking about how they have been part of a 'dot' in history that people are going to be talking about for years and years to come.  How they can make their mark on others, by being kind and caring and how others make a positive mark in the world like our key workers through this pandemic. 

Can't wait to see you all, have a wonderful weekend :-)

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

 

 

  

  

 

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Star Words  

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.  

 

Phonics

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.  

 Phase 2 

Phase 2 phonics

Phase 3

Phase 3 phonics

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.

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