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Andover Church of England Primary School

Striving for Excellence in a happy,secure and Christian environment

Year 1

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Welcome to Year 1

 

Mrs Morrison is the Sycamore Class teacher and Mrs Radcliffe is our learning support assistant.

 

Jenny and Sam help us throughout the week.

 

 

What are we learning this term in Year 1?

Phonics

 

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

PhonicsPlay- https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/member-only/Phase3Menu.htm

https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/

https://www.phonicsbloom.com/

 

 

Please see examples of sound buttons alongside the different phase sounds mats at the bottom of this page.

 

Our topic question for Autumn 1 is... Arrr you ready to sail? 
Picture 1

Adding Sound Buttons

Adding Sound Buttons 1
Adding Sound Buttons 2
Adding Sound Buttons 3
Adding Sound Buttons 4
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