Welcome to the Nightingales!
Our teacher is Mrs Lingard.
Our teaching assistants are Mrs Patel and Mrs Woods.
We are a Year 1 class.
Please ensure that your child's PE kit is in school everyday. Our PE is on a Wednesday and a Thursday. Reading book bags can be brought in on a Monday ready to give out a new reading book and a Thursday ready to collect your reading book.
Please read the same reading book each night with your child. This will really help to build up their fluency of reading. Ask lots of questions about the book as you go through it.
Homework will be given out each week. At the moment you cannot return any homework.
During the Spring 1 term our PE days will be Monday and Wednesday. Please make sure that all earrings are taken out at home and PE kits are in school.
Our Autumn 1 theme is 'Once upon a time.' We will be looking at lots of different traditional tails in our English, maths and theme lessons.
Once Upon a Time
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 the 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 '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: