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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!

 

Mrs Kilner and Miss Choudhury hope you find this area of our website useful for finding out all about what the children are learning about in Year 1. We are always looking for ways to work more closely with our families and openly welcome any feedback on how we can improve partnership working between home and school. Thank you for all of your continued support and dedication. 

 

In year 1, children are encouraged to read with someone at home every day and to choose a new book at their level each morning. When you, or someone else, listens to them read please sign their reading record so they can get a star on their chart. When their reading chart is complete, they will get a prize from Mrs Winner in our Reading Assembly. We expect children to be practising fluency at home which means they should be able to read most of their book without help to build their confidence. Please make a note in your child's reading record if you feel their book is too easy or too hard. You can help them further by making sure they can read and write all of the Year 1 word list (see link to document below).

 

Learning to read opens a world of opportunity so please take the time to listen to your child and read to them as much as possible.

 

The more that you read,

The more you will know.

The more that you know,

The more places you'll go.

 

Dr. Seuss. 

How to listen to a child's reading

 

1) Find a comfy place to sit and ensure you can both see the book.

2) Talk a little bit about the book - have they read any of it before? What happened? If not, look at the cover together and discuss what you notice?

3) Allow the child to start reading when ready.

4) Try not to interrupt them if they make a mistake; allow them time to spot their own mistakes and correct.

5) If they don't self-correct, ask them to take a look at that bit again and re-read. Provide a prompt if needed.

6) Listen out for the following:

-expression: do they vary how it sounds depending on what the words are?

-word recognition: how quickly they can recognise and read the words on the page.

-rhythm/phrasing: how do they group the words they are reading? Single word or in groups of 2 or 3 or even longer phrases?

-smoothness: does the reading flow well or does it sound choppy? Do they use punctuation well? Ensure they stop at full stops and don't run on into the next sentence.

 

Other ways to read:

A) Paired reading - take it in turns to read sentences or sections of text

B) Echo reading - you read a sentence or section of text and then the child reads it back to you.

This booklet (produced by another school) shows the topics we cover in maths in year 1 and has some helpful suggestions and websites for you to explore.

RWI Pure Sounds

Starting in nursery, through reception and year 1 we follow the Read Write Inc. phonics programme. Children learn Set 1, Set 2 and Set 3 sounds progressively. Watch this video to make sure you are helping them to pronounce the sounds correctly. We also teach 'tricky' words that children cannot use their phonic knowledge to decode.

Tricky Words and Sight Words Song

Help your child to learn how to read and write these tricky words (tricky words are words children can't sound out using phonic knowledge).

More tricky words

Help your child to read and write tricky words - tricky words cannot be sounded out using phonics so we just need to learn them through practise.

Poetry Week - we went on a walk around school to spot the signs of autumn ready to create an autumn poem for Poetry Week.

Poetry Week - we went on a walk around school to spot the signs of autumn ready to create an autumn poem for Poetry Week.  1
Poetry Week - we went on a walk around school to spot the signs of autumn ready to create an autumn poem for Poetry Week.  2
Poetry Week - we went on a walk around school to spot the signs of autumn ready to create an autumn poem for Poetry Week.  3
Poetry Week - we went on a walk around school to spot the signs of autumn ready to create an autumn poem for Poetry Week.  4
Poetry Week - we went on a walk around school to spot the signs of autumn ready to create an autumn poem for Poetry Week.  5
Poetry Week - we went on a walk around school to spot the signs of autumn ready to create an autumn poem for Poetry Week.  6

Repeating patterns - can you work out how each pattern repeats?

Repeating patterns - can you work out how each pattern repeats? 1
Repeating patterns - can you work out how each pattern repeats? 2
Repeating patterns - can you work out how each pattern repeats? 3
Repeating patterns - can you work out how each pattern repeats? 4
Repeating patterns - can you work out how each pattern repeats? 5

Algorithms

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Algorithms - in maths and computing, we have been learning about algorithms (a set of instructions). We have been using an app called Kodable and Beebots to give instructions using directions. You can practice learning 'left' and 'right' at home.

History/Forest School - in History we have been learning how holidays, transport and cooking have all changed over time. We went to Forest school to see how people might have cooked in the past.

History/Forest School - in History we have been learning how holidays, transport and cooking have all changed over time. We went to Forest school to see how people might have cooked in the past.  1

Hainault Library - we walked to Hainault Library to see a performance of The Secret Garden. We all loved it. Thank you to our very lovely parent/carer helpers who came with us.

Hainault Library - we walked to Hainault Library to see a performance of The Secret Garden. We all loved it. Thank you to our very lovely parent/carer helpers who came with us.  1
Hainault Library - we walked to Hainault Library to see a performance of The Secret Garden. We all loved it. Thank you to our very lovely parent/carer helpers who came with us.  2
Hainault Library - we walked to Hainault Library to see a performance of The Secret Garden. We all loved it. Thank you to our very lovely parent/carer helpers who came with us.  3
Hainault Library - we walked to Hainault Library to see a performance of The Secret Garden. We all loved it. Thank you to our very lovely parent/carer helpers who came with us.  4

Computing - we have been using an app called Kodable to try out different algorithms (instructions).

Computing - we have been using an app called Kodable to try out different algorithms (instructions). 1
Computing - we have been using an app called Kodable to try out different algorithms (instructions). 2

Science - we tested different materials to see how waterproof they are.

Science - we tested different materials to see how waterproof they are.  1
Science - we tested different materials to see how waterproof they are.  2

The Emperor's New Clothes - Mrs Kilner showed us how to sew on a sewing machine. We have looked closely at our own clothes, written adjectives to describe them and done lots of acting!

The Emperor's New Clothes - Mrs Kilner showed us how to sew on a sewing machine. We have looked closely at our own clothes, written adjectives to describe them and done lots of acting!  1
The Emperor's New Clothes - Mrs Kilner showed us how to sew on a sewing machine. We have looked closely at our own clothes, written adjectives to describe them and done lots of acting!  2
The Emperor's New Clothes - Mrs Kilner showed us how to sew on a sewing machine. We have looked closely at our own clothes, written adjectives to describe them and done lots of acting!  3
The Emperor's New Clothes - Mrs Kilner showed us how to sew on a sewing machine. We have looked closely at our own clothes, written adjectives to describe them and done lots of acting!  4

Little Red Riding Hood - making cakes for Grandma

Little Red Riding Hood - making cakes for Grandma 1
Little Red Riding Hood - making cakes for Grandma 2

Harvest Time! We gathered spinach, lettuce and apples from the vegetables beds. We cooked some spinach and tasted it.

Harvest Time! We gathered spinach, lettuce and apples from the vegetables beds. We cooked some spinach and tasted it. 1
Harvest Time! We gathered spinach, lettuce and apples from the vegetables beds. We cooked some spinach and tasted it. 2
Harvest Time! We gathered spinach, lettuce and apples from the vegetables beds. We cooked some spinach and tasted it. 3
Harvest Time! We gathered spinach, lettuce and apples from the vegetables beds. We cooked some spinach and tasted it. 4
Harvest Time! We gathered spinach, lettuce and apples from the vegetables beds. We cooked some spinach and tasted it. 5
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