Spellings are one of the many new things your child will be introduced to in Year 1. Spellings are set weekly on Teams. Spelling tests will usually take place on a Friday morning and words will be matched to your child’s current phonics level. Please do your best to practise your child’s spellings with them as often as possible. Throughout the year, your child will also be taught to read and spell the Year 1 common exception words. Please click on the link below for a copy of these.
Please continue to read with your child on a daily basis to improve their decoding, fluency and comprehension skills. In Year 1, we aim to change reading books every day, so please sign your child’s reading record when they have finished a book and remind them to put this in the box when they come in each morning. Children will be assigned a book that is appropriate to their reading and phonics level. If you have any questions about reading, please do not hesitate to ask.
You can support your child with their reading by:
- Making a special, quiet and regular time each day to read together.
- Be patient and let your child work out words for themselves – by sounding out, predicting from the sentence so far or by looking at the pictures.
- Discussing the book as you go along and showing an interest in its content.
- Share higher level books with your child by reading to them or by simply encouraging your child to explore the pictures and text.
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Over the year, we will be working with numbers to 10, 20 and progress up to 100. Children will be set maths homework online every other week using My Maths and login details can be found in your child’s reading record. Recalling instant recall facts is an important part of the Year 1 maths curriculum. By the end of Year 1, children are expected to be able to quickly and confidently recall number bonds to 10 and 20, recall all of the addition and subtraction facts for numbers between 0 and 10, recall doubles and halves of numbers up to 20, and be secure with counting in steps of 2, 5 and 10.
If you need to speak to the class teacher about any aspect of your child’s schooling, please do not hesitate to contact the office to arrange a telephone appointment.
Class teachers: Miss R Skelton