Welcome to the Nightingales!
Our teacher is Mrs Lingard.
We are a Year 1 class.
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 the same author. 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:
- Recapping on the place value of numbers up to 100
- Telling the time to o'clock and half past
- Looking at statistics
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 theme is 'The Olympics!'
We will be looking at the Olympics from the past and present and finding out about all of the sports from then and now. We will be trying out some of the Olympic sports ourselves!
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!
We are enjoying the sunshine and have managed to take some of our learning outside. Can you see our world maps that we drew in chalk on the playground?