Welcome to Year 1
Our English unit of work this half term is based on writing a defeating the monster story with a focus on settings. Our focus text is the story 'Rapunzel'Year 1 Non negotiables
Your child will take part in phonics lessons daily which will support their reading and writing. The reading scheme is in line with the phonics phases to give your child practise of the sounds they are learning and linked tricky words. To support your child's phonic development please refer to the back on the Songbirds book for the focus sounds and all books are stickered with the phonic phase. The books have prompts to support parents in their child's phonic and reading development (they can be found on the reserve of the cover).
Please continue to read with your child as often as possible. Books will be changed on a Friday. We will assess your child's reading throughout the year to ensure they are progressing.
When reading spend time looking at the pictures in the book with your child, can they predict the story? Depending on your child's enjoyment of reading you may wish to read the book to them first, share the book page by page or let your child read the whole book to you. You will have the book at home for several evenings, please read the book at least twice, ideally 3 times, with your child. Reading the same book several times allows work on fluency and expression alongside the skills of decoding and comprehension.
Reading Home Learning:
We use White Rose Maths as the basis of all our Maths planning at Park Mead.
This half term our unit focus is 'Numbers to 10'. Don't forget your children have Numbots logins and can use this to consolidate their basic number skills - the programme moves at the child's pace as they progress through the levels.. The ethos of White Rose is to ensure your child has a secure understanding of the basic number system, that can then be transferred to larger numbers.
Our topic this term is 'Once Upon a Time (Knights and Castles)' We will be going back in time to the Medieval period. We will investigate castles, look at becoming a knight, all the jobs within the castle alongside building our own drawbridge to a castle in science. After half-term we then look at the Royal Family over the years. We will also take the children on their first school trip to Windsor Castle.
Websites and Activities:
https://ttrockstars.com/ - Your child will have brought home a log in for this website - it is learning times tables so please use with caution as it will be tricky.
https://www.youtube.com/user/breakthruchris - Mr Thorne Network - Mr Thorne teaches the sounds with the help of Geraldine the Giraffe.
https://www.readwithphonics.com/ - Interactive games for all phases of phonics.
https://www.phonicsbloom.com/ - Phonic games linked to all phases to reinforce learning.
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/kids-activities/ - Various games and activities.
Please do try to read with your child as much as possible - sharing stories is equally as important as accessing school reading scheme texts.
To access Reading Cloud, click here.
Pie Corbett is the creator of the Talk4Writing scheme of work we follow in English. Here you will find suggestions for key books for each year group and activities linked to them:
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