Welcome to Doves Class!
We are a mixed Reception and Year 1 class and our teacher is Mrs. Nagy. Our teaching assistant is Mrs. McDermott.
In our English work in Summer 2 we will be:
- reading a story from another culture, sequencing the story and re-telling it using the patterned language. We will then change the characters and events to write our own version of the story.
- identifying the features of a poster and making our own posters.
- identifying the features of explanation books and writing our own explanation books.
In addition to daily English lessons, the children will also take part in daily phonics lessons and group reading activities.
We also have handwriting lessons every week where we are learning to form our letters correctly.
In order to help us become really good readers, we like to read to our grown ups at home as much as possible. We can change our reading books on a Monday, Wednesday and a Friday. Please make sure that our reading records are filled in and signed when we have read our books, so that our teachers know that they need changing. When our books are ready to be changed, we hand them in to our teachers when we come into school in the morning. It is really important that, as well as reading the words in the book, we talk about the pictures and answer questions about the story.
We love reading to ourselves and each other in our class book corner.
In our Maths lessons the Year 1 children will be learning to:
- count, read and write numbers to 100 in numerals.
- count in multiples of twos, fives and tens.
- read and write numbers from 1 to 20 in numerals and words.
- tell the time to half past the hour.
- recognise, find and name a quarter of an object, a shape and a quantity.
- describe position, direction and movement including turns.
The reception children will be learning:
- about the composition of numbers to 10.
- to compare quantities.
- to recall number bonds to 5 and 10.
- to recall double facts within 10.
In the Doves, we will be having PE lessons every Monday and Thursday focusing on athletics and games. We like to make sure we have our PE kits in school and that they are fully named as we sometimes get them mixed up! Please make sure that earrings are removed on Mondays and Thursdays in preparation for PE so that your child can take part in the lesson.
In our science lessons we will be learning about the human body. We will learn about our five senses and use them to explore. We will name the main parts of the human body and learn to record data about our key features e.g. eye colour using tally charts and bar charts.
In our weekly computing lessons we will use Purplemash to learn how to read and make spreadsheets. We will also learn about technology in the wider world. The Reception children will develop their skills in logging in to Purplemash to play games and make pictures.
Our Summer 2 theme is 'Travel and Transport'. You can view our themed learning overview by following the link below, this will tell you all about the exciting things we are going to learn.
Themed Learning Overview
Our performance of a poem about the enormous turnip
Homework will be set each week, based around the learning in class. This homework will be set in homework books. There may also be additional activities on Seesaw to support your child with their learning. Homework will usually be set on a Friday. Please ensure that homework is completed and brought into school in the homework book before the following Wednesday.
Phonics is so important as it supports your child's reading and writing. We do daily phonics sessions to help your children to use their blending/ segmenting skills to read and write words correctly. Furthermore, we then encourage your children to apply this knowledge in all of their other subjects.
In June, every year 1 child will sit the 'Year 1 phonics Screening'. This purely tests your child's ability to use their phonics to read words. Some of the words will be real words but some of them will be made up - so they must be very careful to make sure they don't try to make the 'alien' words sound like a word they already know. For example if the word was 'sike', it may be very tempting to say 'spike' - however, this would be incorrect. It is very likely that your child knows or will soon know more than one way of spelling the same sound. For example 'ai' - can be spelt as 'ai', 'ay, 'a-e' or 'A' e.g 'play' 'paint' 'make' 'Amy' which can be very confusing. To try to help you to support your child with their phonics at home, below you will find some examples of real/ alien (not real) words which contain the sounds which we learn in phonics.
Please use this link to play 'buried treasure' so that your child can practise reading lots of words:
Next, click on 'free' and select the correct phase for your child. Then your child can play on the 'buried treasure' game or the 'obb and bob' game.
I have attached a powerpoint and a quick guide all about reading for you.
There is also lots of helpful information about reading and phonics on the Reception class page of the website; https://www.ribbletonavenue-inf.lancs.sch.uk/reception/