In Year 1, we teach maths using a scheme of learning from White Rose Maths. In addition to this, we have also got a school subscription to TT Rock Stars (focusing on teaching times tables) and Numbots (a programme tailored to consolidate the National Curriculum.) I have attached a letter with more information on TT Rock Stars and Numbots for your information. I will be showing how to log on in class this week and your child will bring home their username label on Thursday in their book bag.
Phonics and Reading
In Year 1, we are continuing to teach the children phonics using the Letters and Sounds scheme alongside the Letters and Sounds phonics books. We are still using Reading Eggs, an online reading programme which supports children with their phonics using Fast Phonics and their reading using age appropriate games and activities making reading fun, engaging and interesting.
I have attached a PowerPoint with information on What is phonics? so that you can understand the terminology that your children is learning which will help you when reading at home with them.
If you have any questions or queries regarding phonics or reading, please ask a member of the Year 1 team!
To promote a love of reading, year 1 have a Disney themed reading race. For each day that your child has read at home, they will move that number of spaces on the reading race (e.g. 5 reads will = 5 spaces.) The aim is to collect the coloured sets (similar to Monopoly.) Once you have collected a full coloured set, you will receive a certificate. The more coloured sets you collect, the better!
Reading records will be checked twice a week on a Monday and a Thursday. New books will be given out on those days only. You can read in between book changes, using the Reading Egg programme or alternatively, your own books from home. I will also be sending out details about other reading websites that you can use at home to support your child’s reading in the first week.
Please come and speak to a member of year 1 if you would like to discuss your child’s reading further.