WELCOME to Year 1 2022-23 

 

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Autumn Term 1

Year 1 Newsletter September 2022

London – Homework Grid

30/09/22

This week in Year One we have finished our own story of the baby mouse, using a lot of imagination in our writing. We have started looking at greater than, less than and equals to in our maths lessons, imaging the symbols are hungry crocodiles who are always greedy and eat the bigger number. Continuing on with our topic of London, we have compared past a present ready to have a more history focus next week. We started the week off well in our celebration assembly, where we could celebrate all those who achieved certificates for showing this terms value of courage.

We will have an interview with a family member sheet coming home. Could our grownups at home help us to interview a family member such as mum, dad or grandparent? This will really help with our next literacy topic as we will be writing all about our family member.

Our spellings this week will be in our reading diaries, focusing on our four sounds this week (wh, ph, ew, oe)

We can also have a go on SpellingShed and Numbots (passwords are on the front page of our reading diaries) to help our learning at home.

23/09/22

Year One are doing a terrific job with their learning. We are thinking about what animals we might write about next week for our very own journey story inspired by baby mouse, some of us are writing about unicorns and others are writing about fish. We have learnt so much about London already, looking at some of the differences between London and Cogenhoe.

Our spellings this week will be in our reading diaries, focusing on our four sounds this week (oy, ir, ue, ow)

We can also have a go on SpellingShed and Numbots (passwords are on the front page of our reading diaries) to help our learning at home.

 

16/09/22

This week in Year One has been fabulous, we’re all settling back into school lovely now. We’ve continued to look at our story of Baby Mouse, writing out story maps and acting out the story. We’ve been doing a lot of practical maths this week, working on counting forwards and backwards using; number lines, tens frames, numicon and even sand in our lessons. We’ve been looking at different properties of materials in our science lessons, even having a go at describing an item in a bag to the rest of the class for us all to guess. To support our topic of London this term, we’ve been painting the River Thames, making boats out of Lego to sail along our River Thames and building Elizabeth’s tower and measuring it.

Our spellings this week will be in our reading diaries, focusing on our four sounds this week (ay, ou, ie, ea)

We can also have a go on SpellingShed and Numbots (passwords are on the front page of our reading diaries) to help our learning at home.

09/09/22

Our first week in Year One

What an amazing week we have had in Year One. We had a visit from a baby mouse, who left some cheese around the school for us to find. We have been doing some amazing writing and using our phonics knowledge lots when reading and writing. In maths, we have been counting forwards and backwards as well as representing our numbers using objects. In science, we have been experimenting to find out which material float and sink, looking closely at their properties. This week we were super lucky to have a chance to play lots of different sports such as, dodgeball, football and archery.

Our spellings for our spellings quiz are in our reading diaries so we can practice them at home.

 

Other helpful resources:

Phonics Workshop Presentation: Phonics Workshop ELS updated

Helpful video to help with pronunciation of the pure sounds from Oxford Owl: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCI2mu7URBc

Phase 2 Phonics Table Strips Phase 3 Phonics Table Strips Phase 4 Phonics Table Strips Phase 5 Phonics Table Strips

Support at home with phonics: https://cdn.oxfordowl.co.uk/2016/05/05/20/22/32/561/20097_content/index.html?id=ae

Year 1 Reading Support for Home

project conquer leaflet Ks1

Handwriting

Handwriting skills in Year 1 are taught regularly and systematically through the use of the PENPALS Handwriting scheme (Cambridge University Press).

Five stages are identified and these form the basic organisation of the scheme:

 1.Readiness for writing: gross and fine motor skills leading to letter formation(Pre-school and Reception)

 2.Beginning to join (Upper KS1)

 3.Securing joins (Lower KS2)

4.Practising speed and fluency (KS2)

 5.Presentation skills (KS2)