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 Owl Babies and Room on the Broom. 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
Addition and Subtraction
Capacity and Volume
Position and Direction
2D and 3D Shapes
Recognise and name common 3D shapes including cuboids, pyramids and spheres
We will also be continue to:
Weather and The Seasons
This term in Science, we will be looking at the weather and how we prepare for different times of the year. We will be making links with Maths and presenting data in a graph. We will also discuss the different types of clouds and see if we can identify these.
What does it mean to belong to a faith community?
This term in RE, the we will thinking about the term 'belonging' and thinking about the groups that we belong to. We will then be looking at how Christians show they belong, how Muslims know they belong and how Jewish people show they belong together as a community.
This term in PSHE, our topic is Economic Wellbeing. By the end of the unit, we will be able to:
Indoor PE: Fitness
Outdoor PE: Multi-Skills
We will have Indoor PE on a Monday and Outdoor PE on a Thursday.
Forest School will be on Thursday 20th April, Thursday 4th May and Thursday 18th May.
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.