View our Year 1 class blog showing what we have been doing below. Year 1 Class letters and forthcoming events are listed in the opposite column. Just click on the appropriate headings to view.
In year 1 our primary focus is on reading. We share lots of stories in class and we retell, sequence and predict what might happen next in our English lessons.
By the end of year 1 your child is expected to be reading at turquoise level, therefore we encourage you to read as much as possible with your child at home. This makes up your child’s home-learning in addition to weekly spellings that will be inside your child’s home school diary. We read in small groups during school time to develop decoding skills initially and then comprehension skills as the year progresses.
In June, your child will take part in the government Phonic Screening test. This will test your child’s phonic ability, e.g. the ability to decode and read real and nonsense words. The pass mark for this last year was 32 out of 40. We teach daily phonics lessons from 9.00-9.25 so please ensure your child is punctual as this is valuable teaching time. To support your child with phonics at home please see their spelling folders which will have sounds mats inside. Reading regularly at home and encouraging your child to ‘sound-out’ decodable words, e.g. d-o-g, f-r-o-g, t-r-ai-n, p-ea–ch will help to support them.
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