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Year 1 SC
What's coming up:
- Easter Eggstravaganza on Thursday 28th March
- Spring disco on Thursday 28th March

We have thoroughly enjoyed our topic- Navigation Time! We have looked at the Wright Brothers and the development of flight over the last few hundred years using timelines. We have used detailed labelled diagrams of different planes to retrieve subject specific information. We have looked at human and physical features on aerial photos and started to use compass directions... and much much more!

As always, thank you for all of your continued support in your child's learning- it really does make all the difference.

Miss Cooney, Mrs Wood and Mrs Smith




Learning Goals
In Year 1, the children participate in daily Numeracy, Phonics and Literacy lessons and the children begin to take more responsibility for their own learning, working independently and in groups. In our afternoon sessions, much of our learning takes place through creative activities and planned play opportunities. As the year progresses, the children will begin working in a more and more structured way, in preparation for Yr 2. We try hard to ensure the move from Reception into Key Stage 1 is as smooth as possible.

Later in the year, the children will take part in a Phonics Screening Check. It is very important that school and home work closely together to support your child with their early reading skills. Please listen to your child read as often as possible and help them to learn their spellings each week. A pack of sound cards have been sent home with your child. Please use these cards on a regular basis and help your child look out for these sounds when they are reading and encourage them to use them in their writing (children may attempt to spell some VERY DIFFICULT words and should use their sounds as a staring point i.e. 'j-igh-n-or-m-a-s' instead of 'ginormous', 'b-i-y-oo-t-i-f-u-ll' instead of 'beautiful'. At this stage in your child's learning, these spelling attempts are perfectly acceptable and you do not need to correct all of their efforts. Your child will learn alternative spellings for such words as the year progresses). To be in the best position possible, when taking the Phonics Screening Test, your child will need to recognise each sound quickly and confidently so regular reinforcment at home will prove invaluable. If you have any questions about the Phonics Screening Check, please speak with me at any time.


Homework
One piece of Literacy, Numeracy or Topic homework will be set each week and this will be stuck in your child’s homework book which comes home each Friday. Your child’s homework will relate to work we have been, or will be doing in class at that time. It is intended to consolidate the weeks learning, or prepare your child for the weeks learning ahead. Homework books will then be collected every Wednesday and the new homework will be sent home on the Friday. Spellings will also be sent home each week. These will be tested on Friday.


Thank you for all your support!
Taylor Road | Altrincham | Cheshire | WA144LE | 0161 926 8646 | office@oldfield-brow.com