Bedfont Primary School
Year 1 Summer Term 2019
Class teachers: Mr T. Lundy
Miss F. Miah
Mrs M. James
Mrs C. Short
Mrs H. Dollery
Mrs. J. Ginger
Other staff working in Year 1: Mr Vale and Ashley from Sports Plus.
We also welcome Miss Doherty and Miss Malone from St Mary’s University, who will be supporting Peacock Class and Swallow Class.
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 the differences between fiction and non- fiction. Our work will be centred on The Gruffalo by Julian Donaldson. We will begin by exploring the features of non-chronological reports. The children will then compose their own report based on what we know about the Gruffalo. The children will then use a Talk for Writing approach to learn the story. We will practise retelling The Gruffalo orally, before the children write their own short narratives.
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 how numbers can be partitioned in to tens and ones. We will use this strategy to support our understanding when comparing numbers to help deduce which number is smaller and which is greater. The children will also be using their evolving knowledge of addition and subtraction to solve word problems. To deepen mathematical understanding the children will 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 “Green Fingers”. The children will learn to identify the parts of a plant and will explore the differences between evergreen and deciduous trees. The children will be encouraged to think scientifically when responding to questions about plants.
Our RE topic this half term is Buddhism.
This term we will be developing our athletics skills. 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 Thurday
Peacock Tuesday and Thursday
Swallow Thursday and Friday