Welcome to the Nightingales!
Our teacher is Mrs Lingard.
Our teaching assistants are Mrs Patel and Mrs Woods.
We are a Year 1 class.
January 2021 - Learning from home
Please access your Seesaw account for daily lessons and activities.
We will have some zoom sessions. Please look out for a text message from school or a message on your Seesaw account for when these will be.
Please contact me through Seesaw, the comments section on this page or telephone the school office.
Please ensure that your child's PE kit is in school everyday. This half term our PE is on a Wednesday and a Thursday. In PE we will have dance coaching and we will be learning how to catch in games.
Reading books are given out on a Monday and brought back on a Thursday. Please read your child's reading book every night and sign the reading diary. This will really help to build up their fluency of reading. Ask lots of questions about the book as you go through it.
Homework is now on your Seesaw App. Please upload your child's homework weekly.
Our Spring 1 theme is Home, Sweet Home. We will be looking at our local area and making maps.
In our English lessons this half term we will be learning how to:
- Write a story in the style of 'Zog' in our fantasy story unit.
- Look at, and create our own, fact leaflet.
- Investigate poems on a theme.
In our maths lessons we will be:
- looking at, and sequencing, time
- learning all about money
- learning how to multiply numbers
- learning all about fractions. This half term we will be looking at halves.
Phonics is especially important for reading and writing. We have already started learning phase 5 phonics sounds and how to apply these sounds in their reading and writing.
Contact Mrs Lingard
Home, Sweet Home (Spring 1)
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:
We have had a lovely day celebrating Diwali!