Year 1 Summer Term 2019
Class teachers: Mr T. Lundy
Miss F. Miah
Mrs M. James
Teaching Assistants: Mrs C. Short
Mrs H. Dollery
Mrs. J. Ginger
Other staff working in Year 1: Mr Vale, Mrs T and Ashley from Sports Plus.
Welcome to Year 1. This page explains some of the work we will be doing during the first haft of the spring term.
Please ensure that your child brings their book bag and reading record to school every day. It is important that you read at home with your child daily. It is expected that you will write a note in their reading record every week commenting on their home reading. Teachers will also use this record to provide feedback and suggest areas to practice or focus on at home.
This half term we will be exploring a range of poetry. We will begin by looking at Spike Milligan’s On the Ning Nang Nong and will reflect and discuss the features of different poems. We will then be looking closely at the rhyming words in Oi Frog by Kes Gray. The children will then have opportunity to compose their own rhyming couplets based on what they have learnt. The children will also continue to learn new stories, reciting some by heart. They will then write these in their books, and will innovate their own ending.
Daily teaching of phonics will continue to aid your child with their reading and writing. We will continue to practice blending our sounds and learning our tricky words to help us read more independently. The children will be sharing and listening to a wide variety of stories, poems and non-fiction texts to help expand their vocabulary and develop their understanding.
Phonics Phase 3
To give the sound when shown all or most Phase Two and Phase Three graphemes;
To be able to blend and read CVC words (i.e. single-syllable words)
To be able to segment and make a phonemically plausible attempt at spelling CVC words
To be able to read the tricky words he, she, we, me, be, was, my, you, her, they, all, are
To be able to spell the tricky words the, to, I, no, go;
To write each letter correctly when following a model.
Phonics Phase 4
To give the sound when shown any Phase 2 or Phase 3 grapheme.
To be able to blend and read words containing adjacent consonants.
To be able to segment and spell words containing adjacent consonants.
To be able to read the tricky words some, one, said, come, do, so, were. When, have, there, out, like, little, what.
To be able to spell the tricky words he, she, we, me, be, was, my, you, her, they, all, are.
To write each letter, usually correctly.
Phonics Phase 5
To apply the common graphemes.
To apply phonic knowledge and skill as the prime approach to reading and spelling unfamiliar words that are not completely decodable.
To read and spell phonically decodable 2-syllable and 3-syllable words.
To read automatically all the words in the list of 100 high frequency words.
To accurately spell most of the words in the list of 100 high frequency words.
To form each letter correctly.
We will be practising good writing habits in class, making sure we are sitting in the correct positions and holding our pencils correctly. We are following the Penpals Handwriting scheme of work. This half term we will be practicing our letter formation to make sure we start and end out letters in the correct places using. We will learn which letters belong to the same family and are written in similar ways. We will also continue to build our finger muscles using a range of activities in class
This half term the children will be exploring equal grouping and equal sharing as an introduction to multiplication and division. We will also be learning about mass, capacity and volume through practical exploration. Throughout the term we will be exploring numbers to 100 in greater detail, and will be partitioning these into tens and ones. To deepen mathematical understanding the children will continue to be encouraged to articulate their thinking and reflect on the methods they have used. The children will engage with a wide range of mathematical resources and equipment to support their learning.
This half term our topic will be “The Great Fire of London”. The children will learn to recall facts about this historical event, and will investigate why the fire lasted so long and spread so fast. The children will use their skills of observation, and will draw upon their knowledge of materials to help them reach their conclusion. Towards the end of the term the children will also be learning about healthy eating. They will make a simple dish, and will learn to identify different food groups.
Our RE topic this half term is Special places of Worship.
This term we will be developing our athletics skills in preparation for Sports Day. Please make sure your child brings a labelled PE kit and uniform. Long hair should be tied back. In line with our school uniform policy and the only earrings permitted are small plain studs. Children will be asked to remove all other earrings.
Nightingale Tuesday and Thursday.
Peacock Tuesday and Thursday
Swallow Thursday and Friday.