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Welcome to Year 1

Welcome to Year 1

Staff

The teachers in Year 1 are Miss Moors, Mrs Cotton and Miss Joiner.

The teaching assistants are Miss Lucas, Mrs Anderson and Miss Forward.

 

Topic

We teach the subject areas through a topic based curriculum. The topic for Term 6 is The Enchanted Woodland

Topic Web: Topic web Term 6 Year 1

Curriculum Letter: Curriculum Letter Year 1 Term 5

Long Term Plan for the year 2018-2019: Long Term Plan Year 1

 

Phonics

We follow the Government recommended Letters and Sounds programme for phonics. More information can be found here: http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/

In June, the children will take part in the Phonics Screening Check. This is a statutory requirement for all children in all schools. A meeting to explain what happens during the check and how you can support your child at home with phonics took place in March. The PowerPoint presentation for this meeting is on our website under the ‘Our Community’ section.

We have recently signed up to a new phonics website called Monster Phonics. There are free games available online here:  https://monsterphonics.com/games/

There is also a downloadable app available here: https://monsterphonics.com/shop/

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Although not part of the Monster Phonics scheme, an alternative app that we feel is beneficial to your child is available here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/teach-your-monster-to-read-phonics-and-reading/id828392046?mt=8

There is no requirement to download these apps – they are just suggestions for any parents/carers that would like a recommended app to use. These apps were sourced following feedback given by parents at the Phonics meetings run last year.

 

English

In Term 6 we will be reading Where the Wild Things Are.

The information below provides details about the areas of learning that you child will cover whilst in Year 1. Children are expected to meet these requirements by the end of Year 1. These are based on the guidance from the National Curriculum (September 2014).

Year 1 English

 

GPaS

The National Curriculum 2014 has highlighted the importance of teaching children explicit knowledge of Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling. Building this knowledge is best achieved through a focus on grammar within the teaching of reading, writing and speaking. Once pupils are familiar with a grammatical concept [for example ‘plural noun suffixes’], they will be encouraged to apply and explore this concept in the grammar of their own speech and writing.

The table below shows the GPaS concepts introduced in Year 1:

Word Regular plural noun suffixes s or –es [for example, dog, dogs; wish, wishes], including the effects of these suffixes on the meaning of the noun

Suffixes that can be added to verbs where no change is needed in the spelling of root words (e.g. helping, helped, helper)

How the prefix un– changes the meaning of verbs and adjectives [negation, for example, unkind, or undoing: untie the boat]

Sentence How words can combine to make sentences

Joining words and joining clauses using and

Text Sequencing sentences to form short narratives
Punctuation Separation of words with spaces

Introduction to capital letters, full stops, question marks and exclamation marks to demarcate sentences

Capital letters for names and for the personal pronoun I

Terminology for pupils letter, capital letter, word, singular, plural, sentence

punctuation, full stop, question mark, exclamation mark

Spelling

Spelling in Year 1 is taken from the National Curriculum 2014. The table below lists the statutory requirements for the year group.

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Useful sites for spelling:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=spelling%20activities%20KS1

https://www.teachitprimary.co.uk/ks1-english/spelling-for-beginners/tags/3258

Maths

In Term 5 we will be focusing on recognising the value of coins and notes and being able to partition.

The information below provides details about the areas of learning that you child will cover whilst in Year 1. Children are expected to meet these requirements by the end of Year 1. These are based on the guidance from the National Curriculum (September 2014).

Year 1 Maths

 

Homework

Children are provided with a home reading book at their level. They are expected to read this daily. Please write in your child’s contact book when they have finished reading their book so that the teacher knows to change it. Your child will receive weekly English and Maths homework. This is based on the learning that they have completed that week in class. It is sent home on a Thursday and needs to be returned the following Tuesday. Your child will also receive a long term piece of homework based on their topic.

 

Term 6 Long Term Homework: 

 

Useful websites

Letters and Sounds (Phonics games) http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/
Phonics Play (Phonics games) http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/
Oxford Owl (Online reading books) https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/
Maths ICT Games http://www.ictgames.com
Letter Join (Handwriting) http://www.letterjoin.co.uk/
Pronunciation of phonic sounds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqhXUW_v-1s