WELCOME TO YEAR 1!
Mrs Shelton, Mrs Ball and Mrs McRae look forward to working with the class this year.
Our topic for Spring Term 2 is
Please see this term's Curriculum Newsletter below:
How can I support my child with their learning this year?
Reading: Your child will have a fully phonetically decodable book that matches the phonic phase that your child is confidently working within. This book will have been read in class and by re-reading at home, it lets the children encounter words and phrases enough times to remember them. It builds confidence and helps the words move from short term to long term memory. Also, once your child is familiar with a story, you have an opportunity to support their comprehension skills. Talk about the ideas in the book, perhaps noticing things they missed the first time, or making links between the different events in the story.
You can access your child's account by following the link below and using the login details that have been provided:
Your child will also bring home a reading for pleasure book each week. Please read this with them and bring them back to school on a Monday, ready for them to be changed on a Tuesday.
PE: In Year 1, P.E. will take place on a Monday and a Wednesday this term. Please make sure the children come to school wearing their PE kit on these days.
Phonics: The children will continue to have daily phonics sessions in Year 1. We are following a new phonics scheme this year called Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised. It is important for the children to continue to recognise sounds within words and to segment and blend the sounds fluently. They need to also understand and recognise that some words cannot be segmented and blended and have to be read by sight. Some more information about these words which are sometimes known as 'tricky words' can be found in the section 'Phonics this term.'
If you would like some support on how the sounds are pronounced, the different graphemes that represent the sounds and how we segment and blend please follow the link below.
PHONICS THIS TERM
Your child needs to be able to read and write the tricky words found below. We will be focussing on these this term so any support with learning them at home would be greatly appreciated.
Maths: In Autumn term 2, we will be looking at addition and subtraction with numbers to 10.
When focusing on subtraction, we have been using part whole models to partition a number into two parts. We have then used the parts and the whole to create subtraction equations. Additionally, we have been using a number line to subtract and count back.
As part of our maths lessons, we are working on correct number formation. Please see the guide below which indicates with a red dot where to begin each number.