Welcome to Year One's Class Page!
Our Class Saint is Alberto Hurtado Our virtues for this half term are Loving & Compassionate
This year, we have launched a new approach to reading! Children are put into groups according to their ability and will read with a member of staff each day. Here's what our reading week looks like...
Monday- children will begin to decode (sound out and blend) the words in their book and link what they already know to the text
Tuesday- children will begin to read with expression and intonation
Wednesday- children will answer simple questions about the text. This book will then be sent home. Children will then be able to talk about the book with an adult having already read and discussed the text
Children must have their reading book and diary in school every day. It is important to read with your child as often as possible in order for them to practice their phonics skills. Please record in your child's diary each time they read. Children also have a login for Reading Eggs which they can access in school and at home to further practise their phonic and reading skills.
In Maths, we are focusing Place Value to 20. Children must be able to count forwards and backwards to/from 20 from any number, count one more and one less than a given number, compare numbers and partition numbers using tens and ones. We use lots of practical equipment to help us with our understanding of numbers to 20, such as part-whole models, tens frames, bar models. Take a look!
Children must also be secure in knowing their number facts to and within 10 and be able to recall these rapidly. Children have access to iPads in class where they play 'Hit the Button' which helps with their rapid recall. This can be played for free on a desktop computer/laptop or purchased from the app store for £2.99 to play on a phone or tablet.
Here are the Phase 3 graphemes. These are the letters and sounds that were taught in Reception. Children must now be confident in identifying these sounds in their reading, and select the correct sound in their writing to spell plausibly.
We have now begun Phase 5, which are new ways of spelling sounds that the children already know. Children learn two new graphemes each week and practise these in their phonics lessons. Learning these new graphemes helps the children access more text and be more accurate in their spelling. Here's what we know so far...
These are the Common Exception Words for Year One. Children must be able to read and spell these words by the end of the school year. They cannot sound them out, they just have to be remembered!
We are reading I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen. It is about a Bear who wakes up to find his favourite hat is missing! He asks all of his friends in the wood but no one has seen it! Or have they....
History, Music & Art
We have also launched a new curriculum! This half term, we are focusing on History, Music and Art. Here are our knowledge organisers which help us to remember what we have learned...