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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1

 

Please do scroll down the page where you will see regular updates, including photos!

Spring 2 News

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Year 1 Information Booklet

SPRING 1 NEWS

Spring Term Topic Overview

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Winter

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Autumn 2

Phonics workshops

 

It was great to see so many of you at our phonics workshops which we hope you found useful and informative. The phonics after school club we are running begins on Thursday 7th November for 1Oak & 1Hazel children and parents who have signed up. After Christmas 1Ash & 1Maple will have the same opportunity.

Reminder - 

 

As part of our topic on 'Toys' we would like the children to bring in a favourite toy on Monday, 28th October 2019. The toy will be in school for a few days and the children will be sharing them with others during lessons, so please don't send in anything too precious, expensive, large or anything electrical.

AUTUMN 2 NEWS!

Year 1 Anti-bullying

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Be thoughtful, be cautious, be friendly, be nice, be caring and be kind! Say NO to bullying with us! :)

Autumn 1

Year 1 are planning an autumn walk in the local area. On Tuesday 8th October classes Oak and Ash, and on Wednesday 9th classes Hazel and Maple will be going for a short time during the morning. Please send a pair of wellies for your child in a named carrier bag.

Looking for signs of Autumn in our local area.

We took part in different investigations, working together to try and answer questions posed and make our own discoveries.

As part of our work on the sense of hearing we made our own instruments.

As part of our work on the sense of hearing we made our own instruments. 1
As part of our work on the sense of hearing we made our own instruments. 2
As part of our work on the sense of hearing we made our own instruments. 3

Our Year 1 outside area in use!

A huge thank you to FOBs for match funding our wonderful new Year 1 canopy, with an extra thank you to Charlotte for tidying up our area too! The children are enjoying having more opportunity to learn outside thanks to your generosity.

Measuring time!

Portraits

As part of our 'All about me' topic we have explored using different medium to create portraits.

Computing

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The children are growing in confidence with logging on and accessing programs on Purple Mash. They have all been sent home with their details so can use the resource at home too.

A busy first week back!

‘Drop in evening’ on Monday 9th September after school, an opportunity to meet your child’s teacher and see their classroom. We look forward to meeting you!

 

Welcome to Year 1 at Bushmead Primary School. We hope you all had a lovely summer. The Year 1 team are all looking forward to helping the children ensure a smooth and happy transition from Foundation Stage to Key Stage 1.

 

The first few days and weeks back are always busy but we have been very pleased at how quickly the children have already settled into life and routines in Year 1. Seeing the children around school it's hard to believe it is only the first week back, they certainly seem very grown up and should feel proud of themselves!

 

Although the Year 1 rooms, timetable and curriculum may appear quite different to aspects of Foundation Stage our lessons build on the work the children have previously done. We incorporate whole class teaching, independent, small group activities and teacher directed tasks, and we certainly don’t expect the children to all be sitting doing one task for a whole lesson! We include lots of practical, first hand, experiences and games with opportunities still to 'learn through play' to help maintain interest, develop language skills and understanding of topics.

 

Mrs Anderson, Year 1 Leader


Please reference the Key Stage 1 booklet as it contains key information and hopefully will answer any questions you may still have!

Year 1 Tricky Words

Year 1 Phonics

Sound Pronunciation Guide

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Here is a little video clip demonstrating how to correctly say the sounds in Phonics.

Information about the different phonics phases

Here are some ideas to help your child with Phonics at home. Below are some games we play at school and some useful website links. 

 

 

Silly Soup

Have a bowl and a spoon. Ask children to make your soup yummy by putting objects or pictures with your selected sound in the soup.  Any items that don't start with your initial sound will make the sound disgusting. As you mix the soup, sing;

We're making lots of silly soup,

We're making soup that's silly.

We're going to put it in the fridge,

To make it nice and chilly.

 

Cross the river

'Can we cross the river Mr Crocodile?' 'Only if your item starts with...'

Children to have a picture card or an item. If their picture starts with the initial sound you have called, they can attempt to cross the river. The adult is the crocodile who is very hungry and attempts to catch the children.

 

Bingo

Have a grid with four or six words. Children to cross the words as they are called. When all the words off, children call 'bingo'. This game can also be played with sounds or tricky words.

 

Splat

Have a selection of words or sounds in the middle. When a sound or word is called, it's a race to splat it as quick as possible. The first player to splat the word or sound is the winner.

 

Tricky Words

Tricky words are words which we can not use our phonics to decode. We must learn them by sight. At school we learn these by playing games, such as bingo, splat and snap.

 

Useful website links

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/alphablocks

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=phonics

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/reading-owl/expert-help/phonics-made-easy

http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/

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