We hope you have had an enjoyable Summer and have been able to make the most of the good weather.
We are looking forward to an exciting Autumn term in KS1 and would like to introduce this terms topic, Superheroes! Most of our learning will be very closely linked to this topic. At home spend time talking about what does it mean to be a Superhero? Who are your favourite Superheroes? Here is our topic web plan (click on this link to see our ideas and plans)Superheroes topic web
Over the next week children will be settling in to their new classes, getting used to new routines etc. In Literacy most of our work will be linked to the story ‘Traction Man’, Maths we will be focussing on Number and Place Value. Please make sure your child has their PE kit in school all week.
This webpage will be updated weekly so please keep checking it to see important information and upcoming dates. If you have any questions, please contact Miss Farmer.
HELP – we are currently trying to develop the corridor surrounding the KS1 classrooms to make it more exciting and engaging for the children. We would love a reading area that children can access at lunchtimes/ other times throughout the day. We need cushions, blankets and ideally a children’s superhero costume that isn’t used anymore. Any donations would be greatly received.
Upcoming events/ messages
Thursday 20th September – 9.15am – Stay and Play – more details to follow.
Tuesday 9th October – Parents evening – 3.45 – 7.30.
Thursday 11th October – Parents evening – 3.45 – 5.30.
Thursday 18th October – break up for half term.
Friday 19th October – PD day.
There are many expectations to fulfil in Year 1 and Year 2, below are the standards that the pupils should meet by the end of the year.
Multiplication game Hit the Button
Example of our cursive handwriting can be found on this link: Cursive Handwriting
Letters and Sounds
These are the sounds that all the children should know;
By the end of Year 1 all pupils should know all of these sounds. They should be able to decode and blend sounds to read and write words that use all of the sounds included on the mats above.
Example of the Year 1 Phonics Screening Test (Pupils in Year 1 are tested in June); Phonics Screening Example
Children will no longer have a weekly test as they are doing Spellings in their Phonics lessons daily where they are assessed. To help your child at home please go through the common exception words with them, there are many tricky words on the list that often do not follow rules so it will be worthwhile practising these regularly.
Year 1 Common Exception words; Year 1 common exception word list
Year 2 Common Exception words;Year 2 common exception word list
Support for spelling https://www.spellzone.com/pages/contents.cfm
More info to follow.
Authorised Adults Sheet ES parent sign up sheet