Welcome to Year 1
Hello parents, grandparents and carers. Our final half term is upon us - where has the year gone?
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!
Our outside area is in full bloom and looks fabulous - thank you to everyone who sent in donations - they have really helped to brighten our days!
Our final topic of the year is 'Castles and Knights' - the children are so excited about their forthcoming trip to Skipton Castle - this will now take place in July due to our class closure. In the meantime, they are busily making models of castles which we will label and then use to take aerial photos.
We will also be concentrating on D&T in Art, with the focus on textiles. We will be creating some wonderful banners and flags in addition to castle models.
Reading – We continue to assess 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.
Please find details of further on-line learning opportunities here.
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.