Year 1

Highlight of the week

This week in science we were investigating links between the size of our feet, age and height. We made lots of predictions including: 

The tallest person will have the biggest feet. 

The oldest person will be the tallest. 

The shortest person will be the youngest. 

The smallest feet will belong to the youngest person. 

We then used templates we made of our feet to test some of our predictions. None of them were correct but we had a great time and used lots of scienctific language. 

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This year to to Covid-19 restriction we are unable to conduct our usual meet the teaching sessions. Below is a powerpoint with some general information about year 1 including a typical day in year 1 and information about the curriculum for this year. 

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to send me a message on ClassDojo. 

Year 1 PowerPoint 

Supporting your child at home

Please ensure children are reading a minimum of 3 times a week at home and that this is recorded in their homework diary. Children are rewarded for reading at home. They are presented with certificates at the following milestones: 25, 50, 75, 100, 150, 200. There are additional prizes for 100, 150 and 200. 

Homework Expectations – Year 1 Homework will be set every Friday and should be returned by the following Wednesday. Pupils are expected to complete all set tasks. Work will be set on ClassDojo as an activity. This can be accessed through the child's profile. Click here for support connecting to your child's profile. House points will be awarded for good work each week.

Year 1 common exception words. There are the words children are expected to know by the end of year 1 and year 2.

Phonics Knowledge Organiser. This is an information sheet which will support parents with phonics, how we teach it at English Martyrs and some of the vocabulary used. 

Year 1 reading comprehension bookmark. This is a useful bookmark to help support your child's comprehension when reading with them at home.

Letter formation rhymes. These are the rhymes we use when learning to write our letters. Important letter formation is very important for children when moving onto cursive.

Reading with your child booklet Year 1. This is a booklet which will support you when reading with your child. 

Please follow this link which will take you through to the Oxford Owls website which has access to some free eBooks based on our book banding system.