Please read with your child for 15 minutes a day. Please discuss your child’s book with them to help them to understand what they have read; comprehension is a key skill alongside fluency.
If you love reading as much as we do, then you may get through quite a few! Here are a few websites recommending more great books to read in Year 1.
During the first few weeks, one of the things we are going to focus on is number formation. Can you practise at home? Make sure your child starts at the top of the number like it is shown on this sheet.
By the end of year one, children should be able to confident spelling these common exception words. Please practise them at home a little and often.
Weekly Spelling Strategy
We are having a “post pandemic disruption” focus on spelling across school this year, and so each week we will introduce you to a new strategy for you to use at home with your child, to help them learn their spellings.
This week’s strategy is called ‘Rainbow Writing’.
Write the word in a different colours several times.
(Use sharp coloured pencil crayons rather than felt tips if you can)
Handwriting at home
You can support your child's handwriting development by regularly practicing letter formation at home. We use a cursive join in Year 1 and place importance on correct pencil grip. The website below can be used to model correct formation as well as having downloadable worksheets for home practice; it compliments the way we teach handwriting in school.
Science knowledge organisers
Below are the key areas of learning in Science throughout Year 1. We have uploaded a knowledge organiser for each unit that will be covered. The knowledge organisers contain relevant vocabulary and learning to assist discussion at home.
Seasonal change will be taught across all three terms.