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Year 1 Curriculum presentation Autumn 2017

 

Thank you to those of you who came to our curriculum presentation. Here are the slides from the presentation.  If you were unable to attend the meeting please have a look through the slides and if you have any questions please speak to your child's class teacher.

Year R to 1 transition - for new Year 1s

Thank you to those of you who have attended our Year R to 1 'stay and play' sessions. Hopefully you found it a useful opportunity to meet your child's new teacher and to find out a bit more about what to expect in Year 1. As promised, here are the slides from the talk. There will also be a curriculum presentation in September.

Summer Term in Year 1

This term in Year 1 our topic is Animals.  Please see below for an overview of some of the learning we will be doing.

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Spring Term in Year 1

This term in Year 1 our topic is Space and Travel.  Please see below for an overview of some of the learning we will be doing.

Please click here to view the presentation slides from the Year 1 curriculum meeting, held on Monday 19th September.

Winter Warmers 

 

Thank you very much to all those who attended one of our two 'Winter Warmer' sessions (23/24 January). We were very lucky to have special visitors from the School Library Service, who brought new and exciting books for us to explore and a few 'top tips' about sharing books with our children.  

 

Much fun was had by all, and the hot chocolate with whipped cream and marshmallows proved a big hit during the intervals - thank you Mrs Woodruff! 

 

If you were unable to attend either of these events, or if you did and would like to borrow any of the fantastic books, they are now available in our school library!

 

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A story before bedtime - what better way to end the day! 

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Key information

Key words

In Year 1 it is expected that children will read key words on sight, or be able to fluently apply their phonics to read them.  Throughout the year children will also be learning to spell these words.  Some of these words are 'tricky words' that cannot be sounded out (e.g. said) and some of these words require the children to apply their phonics knowledge (e.g. sound). Please click here to see the words the children will be covering in Year 1, through their phonics lessons, spelling time and the English curriculum.  It would be really helpful to practise a few words at a time at home too.

 

Reading

Your child will bring home a scheme book appropriate for their reading level in their book bag each day.  Once the book has been read either at home or school, and this has been recorded in the red reading log, your child will be able to change their book to get the next one in that particular scheme.  For more information about reading, please refer to the home-school partnership document at the bottom of this page.  Thank you for your continued support in reading regularly with your child at home. 

 

Phonics

When supporting your child with their reading, you may find it useful to refer to these sounds.  As well as the individual alphabet sounds (e.g. the 'd' sound in 'dog'), your child will also learn these digraphs (sounds with two letters) and trigraphs (sounds with three letters).

qu – queen, quick

ear – hear, dear

oe – toe, goes

ch – church, much

air – fair, pair

au – autumn, launch

sh – sheep, shop

ure – sure, cure

a_e – make, came

th – thin, with

er – corner, her

e_e – these, even

ng – sing, strong

ay – day, tray

i_e – like, time

ai – rain, sail

ou – out, cloud

o_e – home, cone

ee – feet, keep

ie – pie, tie

u_e – rule, cube

igh – light, night

ea – meat, seal

i – find, child

oa – goat, moan

oy – boy, annoy

o – cold, told

oo – book, boot

ir – girl, skirt

c – circle, central

ar – farm, chart

ue – blue, true

g – giant, ginger

or – for, torn

aw – saw, yawn

ow – blow, snow

ur – hurt, turn

wh – when, which

ie – field, chief

ow – cow, town

ph – photo, phone

ea – bread, head

oi – coin, soil

ew – new, chew

ey – donkey, monkey

 

 

 

Letter formation

Your child will continue to practise the cursive letter formation that they learnt in Year R.  In Year 1, once the children are confident with forming letters correctly and with the correct orientation, they may begin to look at joining.  Please see below for guidance on letter formation.

Autumn Term in Year 1

This term in Year 1 our topic is Buildings.  Here is an overview of some of the learning we will be doing.

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