Welcome to Year 1
Mrs Ndisi, Mrs Walker, Mrs Good
Thank you very much to all parents and carers for your support during school closure. You have made such a great effort to keep the children engaged and participating with the work set each week and we really appreciate this.
A huge well done to you Year 1. You have been trying your best and working really hard over the last few months. It hasn't been easy but you haven't given up and we are so proud of you!
We hope you all have a safe, relaxed and happy Summer break,
Mrs Ndisi, Mrs Walker and Mrs Good
Useful activities to practise key skills during school closure:
Representing Numbers Maths Quick Maths
Phonics Common Exception Words SPaG
Daily Online Activities Maths and English Ideas Practical Ideas
KS1 Maths Games Year 1 Number Games
Useful websites to practise key skills during school closure:
Use the following links to practise these key Year 1 number skills:
- Counting in 2s, 5s and 10s up to 100
- Recognising odd and even numbers
- Finding 1 more and 1 less than a given number
- Partitioning 2 digit numbers into tens and ones
- Number bonds and facts to 10 and 20
- Finding doubles up to 10 and finding halves from 20
Children's individual log-ins for 'Times Table Rock Stars' were sent home in their home learning packs and they should be able to use these details for 'Numbots' too.
Use the following links to practise these key Year 1 reading and writing skills:
- Segmenting and blending all sounds
- Breaking longer words into syllables to read them
- Reading contracted words (I'm, don't, can't etc)
- Reading and spelling tricky words and common exception words
- Forming capital and lowercase letters correctly
- Writing sentences with capital letters, finger spaces and full stops
- Extending sentences using 'and' and other conjunctions (but, so, because, then, with)
- Developing sentences by adding adjectives and using different sentence openers
Children's individual log-ins for 'Spelling Shed' have been emailed out to you all and individual log-ins for 'Teach Your Monster to Read' were handed out at TLC meetings. For 'Phonics Play' use Username: march20 and Password: home for free access.
Other Learning Links:
Use the following links to practise knowledge and skills from other areas of the curriculum:
Whole school log-in details for 'Discovery Education - Espresso' were written in the home learning letter from Mrs Davidson.
Useful resources from SEND Supported:
We work with a company called SEND Supported at school and they are releasing newsletters each week offering support and guidance to parents of children who many have additional needs in school. Please find below a link to these newsletters:
There are also lots of other resources and information available on their website. The 'Things to do Issue 2 - Resources' file has some lovely activities for all children regardless of whether they have additional needs or not. There are lots of great visual puzzles and games for children to play so please have a look if you can. There are also resources available now to support with developing children's memory skills in 'Thing to do Issue 3 - Resources.'
Useful resources for explaining and discussing Covid-19:
Where do and did the wheels on the bus go?
In Core Skills this half term, the whole school will be developing our core skill ‘Knowing me, knowing you’.
In Year One we will be trying particularly hard to:
1) Use simple coping strategies when encountering a problem
2) Use strategies to help calm ourselves down
Phonics and Spelling
In Phonics and Spelling sessions this half term we will continue to consolidate our learning of all of the sounds we have learnt so far. We will be practising the alternate pronunciations and alternate spellings of the sounds that we know. Children will continue to practise how to spell using the correct representation of sounds and will apply this in their independent writing. We will also continue to investigate the number of syllables in words and practise breaking longer words into syllables to read and write them. We will continually revise our Phase 2-5 tricky words and try to spell them correctly in our independent writing.
P.E. and Forest School
These all need to be named and in a named Forest School bag please. This kit only needs to come to school on Thursdays.Forest School kit required includes wellies, spare socks, joggers, a tshirt or long sleeved top, a hooded jacket or jumper, a hat, scarf and a pair of gloves.
Show and Tell
Show and Tell this half term will continue to be on a Friday afternoon and the children will take it in turns each week. I will continue to write which group’s turn it is on the weekly letter every week. Please could I remind everyone that Show and Tell is a speaking and listening exercise and if children choose to bring something in then it needs to be linked to our learning and they should be ready to talk about their item and answer one or two questions about it too. Achievements from outside of school, such as dancing, football, gymnastics awards are always welcome!
Reading books will continue to be changed on Fridays and children will bring 2 books home at a time. Our expectation is that children read at least 3 times a week with an adult and use the reading questions and activity grid to extend their reading experiences.
Reading records will be checked every Friday and those children who have read 3 times that week will receive a star sticker on their bookmark (stays at school). As the number of star stickers on their bookmarks builds up to 3, children will receive a round sticker and a reading award to come home with. Once they've obtained 3 round stickers and reading awards, they will be rewarded with a special certificate.
Please do jot down any reading that children are doing at home into their reading records so that we can reward their wonderful efforts. We do also ask that children have their reading books and reading record in their book bags at school every day to make the most of all reading opportunities at school.
Thank you for your support