Welcome to Year 1

Where learning is fuelled by creativity

What to expect in Year 1

Year 1 is a really exciting time for you and your child. Moving from Reception into the first year of the National Curriculum can feel like a big step, but please don’t worry, some of the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum may be carried on with your child as they move to Year 1.

Your child’s day will be more structured than it was in Reception but we love storytelling, practical maths and exploring topics through our STAR learning.

We are very lucky that the Year 1 classrooms open out into a secure learning area. This means the children will be learning through play – exploring, discovering and plenty of role-play, both indoors and out.

There is a Year 1 statutory phonics screening test in June. This will identify if your child can read phonically decodable words. Your child will have a daily phonics sesion to teach them how to blend to read and segment to spell.

What we’re learning this term

 Year 1 STAR learning Curriculum map 2019-2020

Autumn 2019

Y1 Learning Letter Autumn 2019

Spring 2020

Y1 Learning Letter – Maths and English – Spring 1 2020

Y1 Learning Letter – STAR Learning – Spring 1 2020

Letters home to Parents

Y1 Farm Trip Letter 03.10.19

We love reading!

We will be sharing lots of stories and poetry on the theme of colour and senses.

Phonics is a big part of Year 1.

Your child will continue to expand on their knowledge of phonics and will probably surprise you with just how quickly they develop their reading. They will do 30 minutes of phonics learning each day, just like they did in Reception. These are fun, pacy sessions which involve games and tasks. They will learn tricky words, spelling rules and how to sound out and blend to aid them with their reading and writing.

 

Support your child’s learning at home

Reading

Reading at home with your child is so important. It helps them to develop their learning in lots of areas. We expect you to hear your child read aloud every night. You may not always have time to read the whole book (we completely understand home life is busy – we are parents too) but just a few pages a day can increase your child’s confidence and get them into the routine of practising and applying their phonic knowledge.

Sometimes your child may want to read a book from home. As long as they are reading, that’s fantastic. Most children this age really love to read new and familiar stories as well as comic books and magazines. Please make sure you sign the Reading Diary otherwise we’ll assume that your child has not read to an adult at home.

Spellings

In Year 1, as well as phonics, we learn a number of common exception words. Download this list to practice at home: Year 1 common exception words.

Home Learning

Each Friday your child will be sent home with a small piece of home learning, which is normally focused on Maths. This will consolidate the learning which has taken place throughout the week whilst in school. The children are asked to return it the following Thursday.

Maths

The end of year 1 expectation is to be able to;

  • count forwards and backwards to 100,
  • recognise 1 more/1 less,
  • recognise odd and even numbers,
  • count in 2, 5 and 10
  • and know their number bonds to 10 (pairs of numbers that make 10) and then to 20.

You can help your child in a variety of ways. The most powerful way will be through discrete and fun activities such as counting out the cutlery for dinner. Disguise the learning! Whilst in the car read a number from a number plate and ask your child to find 1 more and 1 less.

Most importantly…

Try to keep any home learning light, and don’t push it if they seem tired or reluctant. The most important thing is to talk with your child about their learning and enjoy seeing the enthusiasm on their face.

School closure - general learning activities

It is really important that all children remain learning in the time when we are not at school. Retention of learning is crucial: if we don’t use it, we loose it!

We would recommend that where possible, children have structure throughout the day and choose as many activities from the list below as it possible. If you would like to complete other learning activities, please do!

  • Read and spelling the 45 common common exception words shown in the back of the reading record book. You could always work on the Y2 ones as well!
  • Use phonics information in back of the reading record book. The children need to be able to say the sound when shown the letter (or letters) as well as write the letter (or letters) in response to the sound.
  • Handwriting: please practise letter formation using the letter families in the back of the reading record book. Please use a sharp pencil and remember how to sit properly and remember your pencil grip!
  • Find some interesting pictures to write a sentence or two about. We always use a capital letter at the start of each sentence and a full stop at the end. Remember spaces between words. We have been learning to use adjectives.
  • Contents of Phonic pouches
  • word lists for phonic pouches for school closure
  • All sound pouch cards for school closure
  • Sound Pouch contents for school closure
  •  Maths
    • count forwards and backwards to 100,
    • recognise 1 more/1 less,
    • recognise odd and even numbers,
    • count in 2, 5 and 10
    • and know their number bonds to 10 (pairs of numbers that make 10) and then to 20.
    • AMAZING White Rose resources!

 

Obviously all children are different, having a variety of strengths and areas to develop. You may need to break these tasks down and offer them more support, or challenge them further.

If you have a garden, get outside as much as possible. Look at the different leaves and flowers – try some sketching or write a poem. Use our wonderful natural environment to develop curiosity.

On return to school, all teachers would love to see what you have got up to at home, but also, feel free to mark anything at home – children love instant feedback!

In the ‘Discovery’ section of the website, you will find additional websites to support your child’s learning.

MATHS RESOURCES

Year 1 Practical Ideas

Year 1 Home Learning Pack

Year 1 Home Learning Pack Guidance and Answers

FREE RESOURCES FROM PLAZOOM

Storytelling cards

KS1 story telling cards – story planner

KS1 story telling cards

KS1 story telling cards – sentence starters

KS1 story telling cards – teacher’s notes

Phase 4 comprehension

Year 1 phase 4 comprehension – teacher notes

Year 1 phase 4 comprehension – worksheets

Spelling and Grammar

Year 1 SPaG – question marks – poster

Year 1 SPaG – question marks – teacher notes

Year 1 SPaG – question marks – writing sheet

Year 1 SPaG – question marks -card sort activity

Year 1 SPaG – question marks -worksheet

Alphabetical order

Year 1 SPaG – alphabetical order – alphabet cards

Year 1 SPaG – alphabetical order – teacher alphabet cards

Year 1 SPaG – alphabetical order – teacher notes

Year 1 SPaG – alphabetical order – worksheet

Year 1 SPaG – alphabetical order – writing sheet

Capital Letters and full stops

Year 1 SPag – capital letters and full stops – card sort activity

Year 1 SPag – capital letters and full stops – poster

Year 1 SPag – capital letters and full stops – teacher notes

Year 1 SPag – capital letters and full stops – worksheet

Year 1 SPag – capital letters and full stops – writing task

Capital letters

Year 1 SPaG – capital letters – alphabet cards

Year 1 SPaG – capital letters – teacher alphabet cards

Year 1 SPaG – capital letters – teacher notes

Year 1 SPaG – capital letters – worksheet

Year 1 SPaG – capital letters – writing sheet

SIMPLE SENTENCES

Year 1 Grammar Activities Pack – Simple Sentences – bookmarks

Year 1 Grammar Activities Pack – Simple Sentences – card sort activity

Year 1 Grammar Activities Pack – Simple Sentences – Poster

Year 1 Grammar Activities Pack – Simple Sentences – Teacher Notes

Year 1 Grammar Activities Pack – Simple Sentences – Worksheet

Year 1 Grammar Activities Pack – Simple Sentences – Writing Sheet

School closure - weekly learning suggestions

In addition to the general learning activities, here is a more structured timetable week by week. Please keep in contact with us by email: year1homelearning@threemilestone.cornwall.sch.uk

We will be missing you and we are looking forward to you contacting us with you amazing learning.

Week beginning 30.3.20

Reading & Phonics

Please read every day.

Recall the ‘ea’ sound and remember the ‘ee’ sound (donkey ears action). Read and write the following words: beach; feast; cream; bean; leaf; treat; steam; sea; read; meat; least. Write this sentence: Paul/Phil eats/cooks peas with his meat/beans.

Recall the ‘oy’ sound and remember the ‘oi’ sound (hands around mouth to call to someone). ‘oy’ usually comes at the end of a word and ‘oi’ in the middle. Read and write the following words: annoy; annoying; oyster; destroy; boy; you; joy; enjoy; royal; Roy. Write this sentence: Loud sounds/singing can be annoying.

Recall the ‘ir’ sound and remember the ‘er’ sound (mix with hands circling). Read and write the following words: fir; skirt; shirt; girl; bird; birthday. Write this sentence: The girl got a bird for her birthday.

Recall the ‘ue’ sound and remember ‘oo’ (move back and forth like a cuckoo from a clock). ‘ue’ usually comes at the end of a word and ‘oo’ in the middle. Read and write the following words: clue; blue; issue; true; glue; Sue; tissue. Write this sentence: The glue is blue.

Recall the ‘ue’ sound and remember the word ‘you’ (point to someone else & say ‘you’). Read and write the following words: cue; due; value; statue; rescue; hue; venue; argue. Write the sentence: Sue argues with you.

Maths

CLICK HERE for  addition & subtraction.

STAR Learning

Find out about Palm Sunday (this Sunday, 5th April). Can you make or colour a palm leaf? Do you think the palm tree is evergreen or deciduous? How many trees can you see from your window/ in your garden? Are they evergreen or deciduous? Can you see any buds on them?

Don’t forget to check the weather every day and record it somehow. We are looking for patterns. Have the clocks changing made any difference? Are the days getting longer?

 

Week beginning 23.3.20

Reading and Phonics

Please read for at least 5 minutes everyday.

Recall the ‘ay’ sound and action (cup ear as if hard of hearing). Remember ‘ai’. Read & write words with the ‘ay’ sound. e.g. day; play; may; spray; stray; delay; stay; tray; clay; pray.

Recall the ‘ou’ sound and action (pretend to prick finger). Remember ‘ow’ . Read & write words with the ‘ou’ sound. e.g. count; mouth; out; proud; scout; cloud; loud. Write the sentence: The sound is too loud.

Recall the ‘ie’ sound and action (salute for ‘aye, aye’ captain). Remember ‘igh’. Read & write words with the ‘ie’ sound. e.g.  pie; tie; lie; die. Write the sentence: I cook a pie.


Talk about compound words (two small words joined together to make a bigger word). Read: playground; farmyard; bedroom; blackberry. Write the words: cannot; today; laptop; Sunday. Write the sentences: His hairbrush is in his bedroom. Her laptop is in her bedroom.

Play ‘Phoneme Spotter’. Either read some text or listen to someone else read and try to spot the phonemes we have covered this week: ay; ai; ou; ow; ie; igh.

We have been reading ‘The Little Red Egg’ in school for the past two weeks. Can you make up your own dragon story? Use the Story Mountain  to jot down some notes or draw a rough picture in each box. What happens in each part of your story?

Take some time (maybe over several days) to write your own story.

Maths:

Year 1 – Week 1 – Place Value – 5 lessons

Numbers to 50 Tens and Ones Represent Numbers to 50

STAR Learning:

Don’t forget to check the weather every day, a quick picture of the sun or a cloud to remind you would be great. We are looking for patterns, how many sunny days in each month? Do we have more now that Spring is here? If you can, make a note of the temperature or use a weather app. Is it getting warmer?

We were planning to make scones this week to share with the grown-ups that came in for our STAR afternoon. Can you help with some baking at home? Can you order the ingredients and instructions? Use words such as ‘first’, ‘then’, ‘next’, ‘after that’ and ‘finally’. We have been describing materials in science. What is the mixture like before it is cooked and after it is cooked? What changes have taken place? Can these changes be reversed? If the mixture started runny and sloppy and now it’s solid, can it return to being a liquid?

Year 1 News