Welcome to Year 1's class page!
Here at St. Joseph's we aim to 'have life and have it to the full', we will be making lots of fun memories this year. We have a very challenging year ahead of us but Year 1 are settling in very well and we are all enjoying exploring our new class! This page will be filled with class events and information as well as exciting activities we are doing in class and around school.
Miss Wilson Mrs Kenny Mrs Kirk
Each week I will be sending home the children's blue homework books. The children should choose one task from the homework grid each week and bring the book to school each Wednesday, this will be returned to the children on a Friday.
Please try to read with your child every night and sign the yellow reading record.
PE will be held on a Thursday this half term as we are having weekly sessions with Manchester United, children will need; red t-shirt, black shorts and black pumps. Please make sure your child's name is in their PE kit.
Phonics Screening Check
The children have been learning phonics in both Nursery and Reception to help them read words. Phonics teaches children to be able to listen carefully and identify the sounds that make up each word. This helps children to learn to read words and to spell words. In year 1, all children in the country will take part in a phonics screening check in June. Over the course of the year, they will be learning a lot of sounds, but these sounds need to be learnt both in the context of real words and nonsense words.The children will be asked to use their phonic knowledge to read 20 real words and 20 nonsense words (alien words). The children will know when a word is a nonsense word as there will be a picture of an alien next to the word - we say this word is the aliens name and this is why it does not make sense to us.
How to help your child at home
- Play lots of sound and listening games
-Read as much as possible
- Encourage children to have a 'good guess'
- Remind children to blend the sounds in the word by pointing to them
- In school the children use the Phonics Play website to help reading real and fake words and play games such as Picnic on Pluto or Buried Treasure
Mr Thorne Does Phonics - Youtube
Reading - http://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/
Other useful websites:
http://www.ictgames.com/resources.html - Good for both maths and english
Summer 1 - Growing
This term we will be looking at some lovely stories, including; The Tin Forest, Wild, The Bog Baby and Bee and Me. The children will be looking at growing plants in science, multiplication in maths and will be continuing to prepare for the phonics screening with lots of reading. We have a very fun and busy term ahead!
Spring 1 - Traditional Tales
This term our topic is Traditional Tales, we will be exploring the different stories we already know and retelling them, we will be looking at the setting and characters and talking about similarities in the stories. We will also be looking at maps in Geography including the seven continents and oceans and in Science we are looking at different materials and investigating different materials.
This term our topic is Superheroes, we will be looking at how we can make ourselves strong, what our super senses are and enjoying some exciting stories to help us with our writing. We are trying hard to remember to use our phonics, finger spaces and letter formation.
|Star of the Week||Date||Work of the Week|
|Maja - for showing maturity entering Year 1 and keeping her new classroom tidy.||08.09.17|
|Carter - being a good friend and a helpful member of the class.||22.09.17||
Bobbie - wonderful determination during maths.
|Kelsey - being a lovely member of our class and always putting 100% into every piece of work||29.09.17||Ralphy - a lovely piece of writing and detailed illustration.|
|Sebastian - always listening carefully and following instructions||13.10.17||Yonathan - being a maths whizz during work on greater than and less than|