Year 1

Update: Tuesday 9th March

Welcome to our first week back at school… we are so pleased to be able to see the children again and to gather together in our bubbles!

In maths this week, the children wrap up their learning on weight and mass by solving problems involving measurement skills. We will also recap our learning on addition and subtraction, as well as place value to 50. This week we aim to get a gauge of where children are in their maths understanding and we will be undertaking a series of short quiz booklets. These outcomes can then help up adapt our practice to address any specific areas of maths which need a bit more input.

In English we will be  making and writing ‘Mother’s Day’ cards!

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The children will focus on verbalising sentences, capital letters, fingers spaces and full stops. Later in the week, we will also recap all of the GPS learning so far this term.

In phonics, we learn some alternate graphemes for well-known sounds:

‘kn’ – pronounced as ‘n’

‘mb’- pronounced as ‘m’

Our project is ‘Muck, mess and mixtures!’ … and project and ‘Let’s Explore’ activities continue to centre around this theme; a particular focus will be on science learning.

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The additional home learning ideas that follow could be used to supplement learning in school… however, we certainly want to avoid anyone feeling overwhelmed (therefore these suggestions are totally optional):

Home learning:

Reading/ Phonics

If you are wondering how you can provide general support for your child at home, our advice is to hear them read as often as possible: discussing the pictures in the text; predicting what might happen next and recalling events from the story.

Children are also encouraged to practice their word walls. The Year 1 word walls can be found below (also in ‘class materials’ on TEAMS):

Year 1 Word Wall 5

Year 1 Word Wall 6

Year 1 Word Wall 7

Year 1 world wall 8

Once your child can read all of the Reception and Year 1 word walls, they can progress to practising spelling these words (please email a member of the team to be sent Reception word walls if necessary).

Phonics learning can also be supported with various activities on ‘Phonics Play.’ We recommend ‘Buried Treasure’ and ‘Picnic on Pluto.’ Home log-in details are:

Username: jan21

Password: home

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

We also have an excellent link to some high quality texts that you may want to consider when choosing children’s books to read or buy!

https://www.booksfortopics.com/year-1

Maths

By the end of Year 1, children are expected to:

  • count forwards and backwards in ones to 100
  • be able to count in 2s, 5s and 10s
  • find one more and one less than a given number up to 100
  • recognise the value of all coins
  • know number bonds (numbers that add together) to total 10 and 20.

These are excellent skills to be practising at home, although we stress that they will be covered over the course of the school year.

Curriculum

For general KS1 content that will support children in their learning across the curriculum, we recommend ‘Busy Things’ which can be accessed via the link below:

https://www.busythings.co.uk

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Any questions or queries, then please do contact us either on the Year 1 TEAMS chat or via our email – we will do our very best to help!

 

Key dates:

Monday 8th March – INSET Day.

 

Best wishes,

Mrs Hurley, Mrs Jacobs & Mr Holland

The Year 1 Team

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