Welcome to Year 1
Welcome back to Year 1 - we hope you all had a good break over Easter.
The children look really happy to be back in school - lets hope that we can look ahead to an uninteruppted summer term!
We will continue to make sure children feel safe, happy and re-connected to our school community. If you do have any questions, please come and chat to us!
We have begun to spend more time outdoors and the children are enjoying learning about plants. Our sunflower seeds are sown and we are eagerly awaiting the first glimpse of the shoots growing - we will be keeping a diary and observing their progress over the next few weeks.
Thank you to everyone who provided us with bedding plants for our garden area - we are well underway with planting up our wellies and milk cartons, and will be sowing seeds too - I will add photos to Seesaw over the coming weeks!
Reading – We are busy assessing reading levels with the children using the Oxford Reading Tree Assessment framework. This looks at decoding skills, accuray and fluencey and comprehension skills. Please continue to read with your child at home, and log their progress in their reading record.
Phonics - all children have progressed to the next level in our Read Write Inc scheme and lessons continue to practice reading set 2 and 3 sounds.
Common Exception Words are the same as 'tricky' words or in Read Write Inc., 'red' words and are words where the usual spelling pattern doesn't apply, such as friend, said or some. These are the National Curriculum recommended words a Year 1 child should be confident spelling as they complete Year 1.
A copy of the first 100 high frequency words is also available below. These are words that appear very often in written texts. It is really important that children learn how to read these words as they will make up a large proportion of the words they will be reading in everyday texts.
In maths, we will be learning to recognise coins and bank notes, and to count in coins, before moving on to Addition and Subtraction to 20.
If you do have any questions or queries then please don't hesitate to speak to us, either by contacting the office, or via the Year 1 forum page.
Sumdog - please encourage your child to log on to Sumdog where they can complete weekly competitions and challenges linked to their maths learning in class.