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.
Spring 2 term - Continuing to learn from home
Well done everyone for a great Spring 1. You are working very hard, accessing your learning from home. I am enjoying seeing all of your lovely work.
As we go into the spring 2 term, continue accessing your Seesaw accounts daily and uploading your work.
Reading books whilst learning from home are all online. Please look back on your Seesaw accounts where I have sent you your login details. It is very important that we carry on reading. Your child can pick any book and read it, book marks can also be placed so that you can return to the book another time. The books are matched to your child's phonic abilities.
Reading In School
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.
In our English lessons this half term we will be reading books written by Sue Hendra. We will be looking closely at:
- Predicting what might happen in a story
- Composing sentences orally before writing
- Finger spaces
- Punctuating sentences with full stops and capital letters
- Explaining clearly their understanding of what is read to them.
- Writing notes
- Spelling words containing the 40+ phonemes.
In our maths lessons we will be:
- learning how to divide
- Learning about mass and volume.
- Learning about the place value of numbers to 100
- Learning about giving change when dealing with money
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.
Our Spring 2 theme is 'People Who Help Us'.
We will be looking at Florence Nightingale and how hospitals and nurses were different a long time ago and how they have changed to now.
Please take a look at our theme overview below.
People Who Help Us
Contact Mrs Lingard
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!