School's online platforms that children can access at home
What are we learning about in Spring 1?
Our leading question this half term is "Where do dinosaurs come from?" and with lots of children who have shown an interest in dinosaurs this year so far, I am excited about this learning journey! I do hope that we can work together as a home/school team to really encourage a love for learning in the children. The classroom is appropriately decorated and we have lots of dinosaur themed activities for them to get involved with! Please see the topic overview below for more information on sunject coverage using the topic of dinosaurs as in incentive.
Phonics is of great importance in Year 1. We build on the phase 3 and 4 sounds taught in Year R, learning phase 5 and mastering blending with fluency. The children will be able to read both real words and made up words, adding sound buttons to identify the different sounds in the words.
I can't recommend watching Mr Thorne Does Phonics on YouTube highly enough. It will enable you to ensure your child is correctly saying the sounds as well as reinforcing their learning. For a fun, interactive website that echoes the games played in school to make learning fun I would suggest PhonicsPlay. Teach Your Monster To Read is another great site, as is Phonicsbloom.
Mr Thorne- https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqh11DN6jmbC-OTx1N8jpEo6uCTeTDszR
Please see examples of sound buttons alongside the different phase sounds mats at the bottom of this page.