summer learning

Starting Year 1 in September 2018

Help support your child’s learning during the summer

        

       English

         Read, Read, Read!  

  • Keep hearing your child read and keep reading to your child.
  • Read everywhere; at the shops, road signs, practice the alphabet with car number plates etc.
  • Talk about the difference between capital and lower case letters
  • Develop fine motor skills with lots of drawing, painting, construction, cutting out, colouring

         Phonics

  • Practice reading sounds learned in phase 2 and 3 using your sound books
  • Practice reading phase 4 words
  • Notice and talk about digraphs and trigraphs when reading together
  • Practice reading and writing tricky words
  • Click on the link and look at the following websites for phonics games, ideas and resources

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

https://www.phonicsbloom.com/

http://www.ictgames.com/literacy.html

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/welcome-back/for-home/reading-owl/advice-for-parents/reading-at-home/phonics-made-easy

http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/

the link below is to a video that shows how to say the sounds (phonemes) that the children learn in phonics lessons

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqhXUW_v-1s

 

Maths

  • Count, count, count!
  • Count at home, toys, pasta etc. put into groups of 2, 5 and 10
  • Make up number stories for adding and taking away

   Jack had 4 cakes and Dan had 2 cakes, how many cakes     altogether?

     Emma had 5 pet cats but one day 2 of them ran away, how many cats where left?

  • Read numbers on number plates, doors and gates, at the shops, notice number patterns like odd and even numbers
  • Play shops with real money
  • Hunt for 2D and 3D shapes
  • Measure length, height, weight, capacity when cooking, in the garden etc.
  • Talk about days of the week and months of the year.
  • Talk about time, morning, afternoon, evening, o’clock
  • Click on the link and look at the following websites for maths games and ideas

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/maths/

http://www.ictgames.com/resources.html

summer term Year 1

Year 1 Summer News Letter June 2018

We hope that you have all had a good half term and are ready for the last few weeks of Year 1!

Summer Term Learning

Our topic for this half term will be:

‘Sporty Me’

The accompanying topic map will show you what your child will be learning about in more detail. As you can see the children have an active and fun time in front of them!

Keeping in touch……

Please remember that we are always happy to speak with you about your child – after school is generally the most convenient time as before school can be a little rushed. However, we will always endeavour to be available if at all possible.

Thank you for your continued support.

Mrs J Haselgrove and Mrs K Rose

Year One Team 

Phonics Screening Check

As you are aware the Year 1 Phonics Screening check takes place during the week beginning 11thJune. Please ensure your child is in school this week. A big thank you to everyone who has been supporting their child’s phonic learning at home. If you have any questions or concerns about the check do not hesitate to come and see me. 

P.E

Could we please ask that all children  have their normal P.E kit in school as we will be going out at various times to practise rounders and athletics.

PLEASE ENSURE YOUR CHILD HAS SUITABLE FOOTWEAR FOR P.E – TRAINERS OR PLIMSOLLS ONLY.

Thank you

P.E - Swimming

You should already be aware that our P.E for this half term is swimming. Your child will need their kit in school on a 

Monday and Tuesday 

Homework – 

Reading and Mathletics will be continuing as usual. 

Key dates this half term……

Wednesday 6thJune – Sporty Me morning for KS1

Phonics Check - Week beginning 11thJune

Wk Beginning 20thJune – Family Learning Week

Tuesday 19th June – KS1 Run Around Rounders Festival

Wednesday 26thJune – KS1 Trip to Moors Valley

Tuesday 3rd July – Sports Day

Wednesday 11thJuly – KS1 Trip to Sandbanks

Friday 20thJuly – KS1 Exhibition

Wednesday 25thJuly – term ends for the summer holiday at 1.15pm

phonics year 1

Year One Phonics Screening Check June 2018

In June, every Year 1 child will be taking the statutory phonics screening check. Year Two children who did not meet the threshold standard will retake the screen. The check takes place during the week beginning June 11th2018

The check is very like tasks the children already complete during phonics lessons.

The purpose of the check is to provide evidence of children’s decoding and blending skills, not to test their vocabulary.

What does the Phonics Screen look like?

The checks consist of 40 words and non-words that your child will be asked to read one-to-one with their class teacher. Alien words (or made up words, or nonsense words, or pseudo words, or non-words) are a collection of letters that will follow phonics rules your child

has been taught, but don’t mean anything – your child will need to read these with the correct sounds to show that they understand the phonics rules behind them. 

The 40 words and non-words are divided into two sections – one with simple word structures of three or four letters, and one with more complex word structures of five or six letters. The teacher administering the check with your child will give them a few practice words to read first – including some alien words – so they understand more about what they must do. Each of the alien words is presented with a picture of a monster / alien, as if the

word was their name (and so your child doesn't think the word is a mistake because it doesn't make sense!).

Scoring and communicating the results

Your child will be scored against a national standard, and the main result will be whether they fall below or within this standard. For the past four phonic screening checks the pass threshold has been 32, which means children had to read at least 32 out of 40 words correctly. The threshold mark is usually communicated towards the end of June, after the test has been taken, so that teachers can mark the screen. 

You will be told the outcome of the screen for your child in their annual report in July. If your child’s score falls below the standard, they will be given extra phonics help and will have to re-take the Phonics screening check in Year 2.

What can you do to help prepare your child for the Phonics Screen Check?

You can help your child prepare for their Phonics Screening Check by going over the phonics they’ve learned in Reception and Year 1. Read new books and stories with them where they will be introduced to new words that they’ll have to sound out,  and review the phonics sounds and rules.

If you need replacement copies of the sound mats we use in class to support the children please come and ask

There are also several websites that have fun, free activities to support your child’s phonics learning (see below) and there are numerous apps available for smart phones and I pad. 

Useful Websites

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/freeIndex.htm

http://www.ictgames.com/literacy.html

http://www.familylearning.org.uk/phonics_games.html

http://mrthorne.com/resources/

https://www.phonicsbloom.com

Summer term Year 1

We hope that you have all had a good Easter break and are ready for another busy term! 

Summer Term Learning

Our topic for this half of term will be:

‘Outdoor Detectives’

The accompanying topic map ( see email) will show you what your child will be learning about in more detail for this half term. As you can see the children have an interesting and busy time in front of them!

Homework – helping your child

Reading - Your child is still expected to read to an adult at least 5 times per week.  Please can we ask you to fill in the appropriate part when your child has read and support them to complete the reading activity. 

Phonics – in the  run up to Year 1 phonics screening, your child will bring home a phonics sheet each Friday which will tell you what they have been learning along with some real and alien words to practice adding sound buttons and reading. 

Spelling Sentence-  a new sentence linked to your child’s learning in phonics will be sent home each Tuesday.

Mathletics - Please encourage your child to log on each week and aim to earn a certificate which will be given out and celebrated in school.  

HomeTalk – SchoolWrite– Please support your child with this once a month activity to help develop their talk for writing skills

P.E

Mondays and Tuesdays

Please ensure your child’s P.E kit is in school every dayand includes both indoor and outdoor kit that it is clearly named.

T-shirt

Shorts

Trousers

Warm jumper

Trainers/plimsolls

WATER

As the weather will hopefully be getting warmer, please could you ensure that your child brings a named water bottle to school containing water, notsquash or juice. 

Keeping in touch……

Please remember that we are always happy to speak with you about your child – after school is generally the most convenient time as before school can be a little rushed. However, we will always endeavour to be available if at all possible.

Thank you for your continued support.

Year 1 Team