Information for Year 1 Parents/Carers - Autumn Term 2017

How can you help at home?

Reading is so important at this age, we would really appreciate if you would read with your child as often as possible; we recommend 10 minutes every day. Your child will be given a reading book to bring home which they are allowed to change as often as they like. You will also find a reading diary which we ask if you would please write in, every time you read with your child.
We teach reading using phonics, please find below some videos to help with reading and recognising sounds.

Jolly Phonics Letter Sounds

Phonics Phase 5

Home Learning

PHONICS - this will be sent out on a Friday and needs to be returned by Wednesday. The task will be found inside their home learning book. We will have a weekly spelling challenge o a Monday which will be based on their phonics knowledge.
PROJECT BASED LEARNING - this will also be sent out at the start of each project. This task will also be found inside the home learning book.
MATHS - Once again, tasks will be sent out on a Friday and returned by Wednesday.
PLEASE NOTE: We encourage independence and tasks will be accessible for your child, however, please continue to support your child with their homework where necessary.

PE

Please remind your child to bring their PE kit to school every week.
1GP will be doing PE on Monday and Friday.
1EY will be doing PE on Tuesday and Friday.
1FG will be doing PE on Wednesday and Friday.

Useful Websites

Phonics, Reading and Writing
We mainly work in phases 3, 4 and 5 in phonics and recommend you work with your child particularly in phase 4 and 5 when selecting the phase on some of these websites.
Letters and Sounds
Oxford Owl
Phonics Play
BBC Bitesize
Literacy Games
Starfall
Phonics Games
Topmarks
Teach your Monster to Read
Cbeebies

Making things to support your child at home

The Imagination Tree
Hands On As We Grow

Maths

ICT Games
Maths Zone
Topmarks

Woodlands Junior School has many useful links to different subjects to support your child in their learning.
Woodlands Website

Some great apps
The Squeebles App is brilliant for spellings and is available on for iPad, Android and Kindle Fire.
Pinterest always has some great ideas for making things as well as ideas for activities to support your child at home.

Phonics Screening information for parents

Roles and Responsibilities - Y1

See what your class has been up to!

1FG

Here are some pictures of us enjoying our learning this year

1FG photos