Year 1 Miss McLaughlin
Click on the link below to view the powerpoint presentation from the Phonic meeting:
Below is a useful video regarding phonics testing:
Year 1 Transport Trip:
Information for Parents and Carers
Spring 2019 - Year group 1
Our topic for the Spring Term is ‘Houses and Homes’
Our topic this term is Sacramental People. We will recognise that God is present in the world around us and our everyday lives. We will discuss how God is present in creation, people around us and ourselves. We will learn about the seven Sacraments and recognise some of the signs, symbols, words and actions of them.
We will be focusing on extending sentences using conjunctions (such as ‘and’, ‘but’, ‘because’ and ‘so’) as well as making our sentences more interesting by including adjectives. Children need to remember to keep using capital letters and full stops in their writing so please encourage this at home when children are completing a piece of writing for homework.
We will also be creating non-fiction texts such as instructions; this will link to our topic ‘Houses and Homes’ and our science work – properties of materials.
Key words: terraced, semi-detached, detached, bungalow, cottage, caravan, flats, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom
We will study our local area by looking at the houses and buildings that are close to school and in the second half of the Spring term we will start learning about the four different countries in the UK. In Art, we will be looking at artwork by L. S. Lowry and working towards completing our own piece of artwork of buildings and matchstick figures.
Phonics and Reading:
We will continue to look at phase 5 sounds. We will be focusing on split digraphs: a-e, i-e, e-e, o-e and u-e and will then move on to look at alternative pronunciations.
You can refer to the Mr Thorne website for explanations on how to read words that contain split digraphs.
www.mrthorne.com – you can search for a video on each split digraph on the site.
You can also use the website www.phonicsplay.co.uk to play the free interactive games. The Buried Treasure game will help your child to become familiar with reading alien and real words which is one of the areas we are focusing on this half term. https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/BuriedTreasure2.html
It is really important that you take the time to read with your child every day. Please record the date and a comment/signature in your child’s diary each time that you read with them.
We will continue to work on forming our cursive letters correctly. Please encourage your child to practise their letter formation at home. They can use pencil, paint, chalk or other tools to help them to develop this skill. Please remind your child that homework should be completed using cursive letters. A reminder that if your child writes neatly and clearly on the lines and forms their letters in the cursive handwriting script, they will earn a smelly pencil to use at school.
Key words: greater than, less than, add, plus, altogether, take away, subtract, minus, tens, ones
We will begin with place value; we will look at numbers to 20 and become confident in finding one more/one less than. We will look at the value of these numbers by learning about tens and ones. We will then add and subtract numbers from 11 to 20 and use different resources to help with our understanding. We will continue to become confident with problem solving and reasoning. We will move on to look at numbers up to 50 and practise counting in 2, 5 and 10s. You can practise this at home by counting aloud or sharing objects and counting them in groups of 2, 5 and 10s.
PE Days - Tuesday and Wednesday. On these days your child will need to wear their P.E kit to school.
Homework – Homework will be handed out on Friday to be returned on the following Tuesday.