Welcome to Year 1
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Year 1 Information Booklet
Spring Term Topic Overview
Toys topic plan
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.
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
As part of our work on the sense of hearing we made our own instruments.
‘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
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.
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.
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.
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 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