Read Write Inc.
In Year 1, we follow the Read Write Inc. Phonics scheme of learning to introduce children to new sounds. Like all phonics schemes, it teaches children the sounds, the letters that represent them and how to form letters when writing. Read Write Inc. Phonics also involves reading books written using only the letters the children have learnt at each level and a small number of tricky words. Read Write Inc. sessions are taught on a daily basis. The picture below outlines the sounds which will be covered in each set.
Have you heard of Fred Talk?
During our daily speed sound sessions, the children will be introduced to a toy frog called Fred. To support the children to read unfamiliar words Fred can only say the sounds (segment) and needs help to read the whole word (blend). Fred will say the sounds and the children will need to work out the word. For example, Fred might say d-o-g and the children will say dog.
If you would like more information about Read Write Inc., please follow the link below or speak to Mrs Hooker or Mr Edwards:
Big Book Stories:
In Guided Reading, our focus texts this term are Lost and Found and Rumble in the Jungle. During our Big Book sessions, the children will justify their opinions of a character, identify unfamiliar words and discuss their meanings and use prior knowledge to understand the texts that are being read.
The topics we will cover in Maths this term are:
Number and Place Value
Measures: Mass and Weight
Geometry: 2D and 3D Shape
Measures: Counting and Money
Recognise and know the value of different denominations of coins and notes.
Addition and Subtraction
This term in Science, we will be looking at everyday materials. They will be investigating materials; looking at what types of materials there are and what everyday objects are made from. We will be learning about the different properties of the materials as well as testing the strength of different materials and seeing if they are waterproof or not.
What makes some places sacred?
The children will begin by recognising places where they feel safe (home, school, grandparents' house) and will move onto discussing where is a safe place for believers to go. The children will then be introduced to the different places of worship for Christian, Muslim and Jewish believers and will discuss what is similar and what is different.
Health and Wellbeing and Safety and the Changing Body
This term, we are finish off our unit Health and Wellbeing by looking at sun safety and people who help to keep us healthy. We will then start our new unit 'Safety and the Changing Body' where we will begin to look at the adults we know in school and the adults we know outside of school.
Indoor PE: Gymnastics
Outdoor PE: Striking and Fielding
We will have Indoor PE on a Monday and Outdoor PE on a Thursday.
Games to Support at Home
Phonics Bloom has a variety of online games that help with sound recognition.
Oxford owl has a selection of e-books your child can read online. Many come with some comprehension activities to support your child's understanding of the text. There is also a helpful section for parents that shows how to pronounce sounds. https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/
Top Marks has lots of Maths games related to topics we cover in Year 1.