Year 1

Highlight of the week

This week the children had a great time making models of hedgehogs at forest school. 

We also set up a track sheet near our hedgehog house to see if we have any visitors and it looks like we have had some! The children were very excited and look forward to seeing if we have more visitors soon.

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Our topic this term is about the Great Fire London. Below is some information about what we are learning including our knowledge organiser and project map.

Great Fire of London Project Map

Great Fire of London Knowledge Organiser 

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. 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 Powerpoint. This powerpoint covers phonics for year 1 including vocabulary used and examples of what is taught and when.

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.