Year 1 - Ash
Welcome to Year 1 - Ash Class
Teacher - Miss Thorold
LSA - Miss Kettle
Class Email - email@example.com
Any questions, worries or concerns please feel free to email Miss Thorold via this email - she will do her best to reply to you ASAP.
Things to remember:
|Daily||Please remember to bring your reading book and reading record daily.|
|Daily||Water bottle - filled with water only.|
|Tuesday||PE kits - please can this be labelled and left at school.|
English - Talk for Writing
In English we are going to be looking at The Three Little Pigs and The Gingerbread Man Traditional Tails.
We have now made some great progress with the stage 2 sounds in phonics.
We are going to continue to learn these sounds over the summer term and even start to look at some stage 3 things which is so exciting and will get us ready for year 2.
It would be great to still practice the sounds in stage 1 to make sure we remember them.
Please click on the hyperlinks to view videos of 'Song of Sounds'
PhonicsPlay is a great website for children to access to practice their phonic skills from home.
We aim to change your child's reading book every Monday. This ensures each child has the opportunity to read their book within school to an adult twice a week and with their family at home to develop their segmenting, blending and overall fluency skills.
The children have been making some great progress with their reading. Children may start to get new books which they will get quizzed on within school once they are ready. This shows that the children are understanding what is happening in the book as they read it.
Each child will be sent home with tricky and green word bookmarks. It would be brilliant if you could practice the tricky words and green words to support your child's fluency when reading.
Make sure to keep the bookmarks as they are a great tool to use again and again.
This term we have looked at loads of different books by many different authors.
- We talked about the different parts of the book like; the front and back cover, the spine, the title, the blurb ect.
- We predicted what might happen in the story just from looking at the front cover and from reading a few pages.
- We used our inference skills to discuss how the characters are feeling in the stories.
- We used out sequencing skills to put the stories in order.
- We also discussed our likes, dislikes, patterns and puzzles about the story. We came up with some great questions to ask the authors about their books too.
Over the next few weeks we are going to be looking at; fractions, odd and even numbers, money, position and direction and time.
We are lucky enough to be able to access the Numbots Game - this allows your child to work on their maths skills at home in a fun, exciting way.
Each week I will be checking who has completed the next level and handing out certificates.
You can find your numbots login in your child's reading diary - we have started from the beginning to make it exciting with the certificates.
This term we have been looking plants.
We learnt about what plants need to help them grow and the different parts of the plants.
We have planted our own cress seeds and bean seeds.
It was so interesting to watch our beans grow in the bags. We got to see them start to shoot, grow roots and then watch the stem and leaves grow too.
We also conducted an experiment with three plants. We gave 1 sunlight and water, 1 no water but sunlight and 1 with no water and no sunlight. We got to see how the plants reacted and this helped us to learn what our plants need to grow.
This term we are moving on to Geography.
We are going to be looking where we live. We are going to extend this search to look at the United Kingdom and learn about the different parts that make it up.
We have just got a new map in our class and we are really enjoying looking at the world.