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Year 1 - Giraffes

In history we have started learning about why we remember Mary Anning...

Making and testing our own windmills...

The children enjoyed the Christmas activities...

Autumn Term

Welcome back!

 

Class teachers

Miss Skinner (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday)

Mrs Ravenhill (Wednesday) 

 

Mrs Burt and Mrs Felton will also be supporting in the class daily. 

 

 

Summer 1

Books will be changed on Tuesday this week. Please ensure your child has their reading book in school. 

The new sounds we have learned...

se and ze (making the 'z' sound)    cheese      freeze      

eer  and  ere  (making the 'ear' sound)   deer    here

ti  (making the sound 'sh') station 

In phonics this week we have learned...

 

ce     fence 

 

se     mouse 

 

kn    knee

 

gn   sign 

 

wr   write 

 

mb   crumb 

In geography we are going to be learning about weather. This document shows you the vocabulary we will be learning.

In science we are going to be learning about everyday materials. This document shows you the key vocabulary we will be learning.

Festival Of Culture

In history we have been learning about Mary Anning. Ask me: Why do we still remember Mary Anning today?

This week we have learned the 'j' sound can be written with 'g', 'ge' and 'dge'

 

 

Ask me to read these words: 

 

huge

charge

hedge 

fudge

 

We have also learned the 's' sound can be written with a 'st':

 

listen

 

Monday 27th February - Today we learned the letter g can also make the 'j' sound. Ask me to read: 

 

cage      gem      huge

This website has short video clips and activities that your child can watch to help them with their focus sounds. The username and password will be sent home on Tuesday 28th February. In the parents evening meeting I will let you know the sounds your child needs to focus on. 

Useful website to practise reading real and fake words -

 

www.phonicsplay.co.uk 

 

Go to play free resources

 

Choose from Buried Treasure, Dragons Den and Picnic on Pluto. You are able to choose particular sounds to practise, otherwise click on phase 5, revise all phase 5, to read real and fake words with the sounds we have learned. 

We have learned 'tch' can make the 'ch' sound e.g. stitch

 

We have learned different ways the 'air' sound can be written - 

 

air      fair

 

are      care

 

ere     there

 

ear     bear

 

 

Due to staffing changes our library day has now changed to a Thursday. Please bring library books back to school on a Thursday and we will remind children to take them out of their bags for changing. 

 

 

For this week only (w/c 6.2.23) we will keep reading books and change them on Tuesday instead of Monday.

We have been busy learning different pronunciations for the graphemes (ways of writing a sound) already learned...

 

ea

Usually makes (ee) sound like in meat. 

It can also make: 

(e) like in weather 

(ai) like in great

 

or

Usually makes (or) sound like in fork. 

It can also make: 

(ur) like in wor

 

ear

 

Usually makes (ear) sound like in beard. 

It can also make: 

(ur) like in pearl

 

ou

 

Usually makes (ow) sound like in proud. 

It can also make: 

(oo) like in youth

 

ch

 

Usually makes (ch) sound like in chick. 

It can also make: 

(k) like in chemistry

(sh) like in chef

 

u

 

Usually makes (u) sound like in up. 

It can also make: 

(oo) like in put

(you) like in unicorn

 

a

 

Usually makes (a) sound like in ant. 

It can also make: 

(ar) like in father

(ai) like in acorn

(o) like in want 

 

i

 

Usually makes (i) sound like in ink. 

It can also make: 

(igh) like in wild

 

y

 

Usually makes (y) sound like in yes. 

It can also make: 

(ee) like in happy

(igh) like in fly

(i) like in cygnet

 

e

 

Usually makes (e) sound like in egg. 

It can also make: 

(ee) like in be

 

ie

 

Usually makes (igh) sound like in tie

It can also make: 

(ee) like in thie

 

o

 

Usually makes (o) sound like in hot. 

It can also make: 

(oa) like in so

 

ey

 

Usually makes (ee) sound like in donkey

It can also make: 

(ai) like in grey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More new sounds learned: 

eigh     eight   eighteen 

 

oul     shoulder    boulder

 

ve      have    starve 

Please listen to your child read at least three times a week.

Regular reading has a huge, noticeable impact on your child's progress in a range of areas e.g. spelling, vocabulary and imagination. Please help to support your child's learning by reading at home with them. Remember to sign their reading record to show how many times in the week you have listened to them read. Children that have read at least three times will receive a sticker and help earn points towards a class reward. 

Spellings and homework will be changed on a Friday this term. 

 

1 Minute Maths White Rose App - Please focus on addition - bonds to 10. It is important that your child becomes confident in knowing their number bonds to 10 with quick recall. 

In computing we have started exploring how to use laptops.

In literacy we have started learning about polar bears and we are going to be working towards creating our own speech about polar bears for our class documentary.

We have been learning that we need to use capital letters when we write names. We have also been introduced to the suffixes - er and -est e.g. cold   colder   coldest 

 

Below are new words that we have seen whilst learning about polar bears, ask me what they mean: 

carnivore         mammal       prey

In art we have started exploring how we can use paper to create 3d sculptures.

Happy New Year!

We are excited to welcome the children back to school and start a new term of learning. This term our topic is 'Incredible Creatures'. We will be learning all about different animals and doing some exciting learning linking to this theme in Literacy, Art, Science, Music and History.

Before Christmas the children were sent home with an information pack of key learning e.g. the sounds we have learned, words they need to be able to read and spell and number facts they need to know. Please keep this pack at home and use it to support your child's learning, we do not need it returning to school. Thank you

 

Constructing our windmills

Some of our writing about fireworks...

In phonics this week we will be practising reading words and sentences with the sounds we have learned. Between now and Christmas we will not be introducing new sounds but instead practising all of the sounds we have been introduced to so far and making sure we are confident at spotting them in words. 

 

Help me to practise reading these words and sentences:

dive, bake, quote, tiptoe, trolley, rice, airport, queen, break, elephant, parsley, right, order, laptop, throat.

She is growing parsley and mint in her garden.

The brake on my bike has been fixed.

In maths we have been learning about addition. We have been introduced to number bonds. Please help you child to learn their number bonds so they can quickly recall numbers that make ten. The 'White Rose 1 Minute Maths App' gives opportunity to practise quickly recalling number bonds (click on addition). 

In literacy we have been learning that adding 'un' to words changes them to mean the opposite e.g.

happy  -   unhappy

zip -  unzip

safe -  unsafe

In DT we are working towards making our own windmill. We have been designing it to suit our client a mouse.

Phase 5 sounds we have been introduced to: 

 

y      (can make the 'ee' sound)      happy

 

al     (can make 'or' sound)    walk   

 

our   (can make 'or' sound)      pour

 

 

 

i - e      shine 

 

o - e      bone

 

u -  e    * (makes 2 sounds)        flute      tune

 

   (We learned that this can make the 's' sound in some words)     mice

 

 

 

au      haunt     

 

ey     donkey 

 

a-e     cake

 

e-e    compete

We were very lucky to have Terry Price, a professional scooter rider, visit our school today. The children loved watching him do lots of tricks on his scooter and he taught us all about the importance of perseverance, self-confidence and learning from our mistakes. He explained how he worked towards becoming a world champion by never giving up, working hard and overcoming fear of failure.

Halloween

In maths we have been introduced to the Part Whole Model and have been using this to write number sentences.

Fireworks and Diwali

Art

The children have settled brilliantly into Year 1 and have had a great first half term. We hope you all have a lovely half term break and look forward to seeing everyone on Monday 31st October. Please remember it is non school uniform day when we return and the children are welcome to dress up for Halloween - Please see the school App for more information. 

 

How you can help your child with their learning: 

 

Reading- Please listen to your child read at least 3x a week. This will have a massive impact on their learning. We have sent home packs with the sounds your child needs to continue to practise. We will be helping your child to practise these sounds at school but extra practise at home would be very beneficial. There are words on the reverse of the flashcards so you can see what the sound is in a word and also listen to your child read the words. If your child was not sent home a pack of sounds today (Friday 21st October) then they already know all of the sounds taught so far. These packs will include sounds that were taught in year R. 

 

Maths – ‘White Rose 1 Minute Maths’ is a free app available to download from Apple App Store, Google Play or Amazon Kindle. Short, regular play on the app will help to build your child’s confidence and fluency with maths.

For this half term please focus on ‘Addition’.

 

Spellings - Please help your child to learn to spell the word sent home and practise using these in sentences when writing. 

Phase 5 sounds we have been introduced to: 

 

wh   whisk    whip

 

ph   elephant    

 

ew * (Makes two sounds oo & yoo)    flew , chew       nephew, new

 

oe       tiptoe     doe

 

 

 

oy      boy    oyster

 

ir       shirt      fir

 

ue     blue      glue

 

aw     dawn    straw

 

 

 

ay      clay     stay

 

ie       pie       tie

 

ou       cloud     prou

 

ea       seat       leaf

Some pictures of our learning...