Year 1 - Squirrels and Frogs
Welcome back! We hope you had a lovely Easter break and are looking forward to another fantastic term.
Please find some useful information below that should answer some questions you may have.
The children will be following Read Write Inc Phonics programme. RWI is a whole-school approach to teaching literacy that creates fluent readers, confident speakers and willing writers. It integrates phonics with comprehension, writing, grammar, spelling and handwriting, using engaging partner work and drama. The children will be assigned to groups according to their level and we will be assessing the children continuously, so that they can move through the groups as they progress.
The children are already working in groups according to their reading level and we will be assessing the children continuously, so that they can move through the groups as they progress.
Please view the videos below for more information about the Read, Write, Inc programme.
In Maths, we are focusing on place value to 100 as well as multiplying and dividing. We will also be consolidating our understanding of time and direction.
We are following a Mastery approach when teaching Maths. This focuses on deepening the children’s understanding of mathematical concepts by using concrete, pictorial and numerical resources.
Science - Materials
R.E - Buddhism
History - The Great Fire of London (one of our favourite topics!)
Computing - Digital Writing
Both Squirrels and Frogs class have their P.E sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Homework will be set on Wednesday via Mathletics weekly.
We will send home book bag books as well as the storybooks children have read in school. They include many of the same reading activities that we use in class and include parent guidance. Please ensure that these books stay in the plastic provided and come to school every day.
Library books will be changed in class on a weekly basis. These books are for you to read to your child
We encourage that children read every day at home and please record this in their reading records.
Thank you for all your continued support,
The Year 1 Team