Year 1 Classes
Topics for Year 1
Autumn 1 – My world Autumn 2 – The Great Fire of London
Spring 1 – Polar Adventurers Spring 2 - Superheroes
Summer 1 – Africa Summer 2 – Seaside holidays
All three classes plan Literacy and Foundation subjects together, using the National Curriculum to deliver fun and exciting lessons.
The children in Year 1 follow Letters and Sounds and Jolly Phonics to develop their phonic knowledge. We use a variety of published reading scheme books which are grouped into ability bands. The reading schemes include Oxford Reading Tree, Collins Big Cat, Oxford Literacy Web and Project X.
The children in Year 1 follow Letters and Sounds to develop their phonic knowledge. We use a variety of published reading scheme books which are grouped into ability bands. The reading schemes include Oxford Reading Tree, Collins Big Cat, Oxford Literacy Web and Project X.
The checks consist of 40 words and non-words that your child will be asked to read one-on-one with a teacher. Non-words (or nonsense words, or pseudo words) are a collection of letters that will follow phonics rules your child has been taught, but don’t mean anything – your child will need to read these with the correct sounds to show that they understand the phonics rules behind them.
The 40 words and non-words are divided into two sections – one with simple word structures of three or four letters, and one with more complex word structures of five or six letters. The teacher administering the check with your child will give them a few practice words to read first – including some non-words – so they understand more about what they have to do. Each of the non-words is presented with a picture of a monster / alien, as if the word were their name (and so your child doesn't think the word is a mistake because it doesn't make sense!).
The children are continuing to enjoy P.E with Mr. Parry on Wednesdays.
Suggested Website to help support your child in the learning of maths and literacy skills at home
Hit The Button - mental maths skills
Homework in Year 1 consists of reading and comprehension activities as well as Purple Mash to do's. Reading books are changed regularly and your child may bring home a comprehension task to complete about the book they have read. This helps them to think carefully about the content of the book and is also useful in learning the skills of skimming and scanning for specific information, as well as forming answers in full sentences.