School's online platforms that children can access at home:
What are we learning about in Summer 1?
Our leading question this half term is What makes a superhero? I hope to continue the strong links between home and school to sensure that every child enjoys this topic and continue to encourage a love for learning in the children. The classroom is appropriately decorated and we have lots of superhero themed activities for them to get involved with! Please see the topic overview below for more information on subject coverage using the topic of superheroes as in incentive.
Phonics is of great importance in Year 1. We build on the phase 3 and 4 sounds taught in Year R, learn phase 5 and master blending with fluency as well as learning alternates! The children will be able to read both real words and made up words (alien words), adding sound buttons to identify the different sounds in the words to help them break down unknown 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 from school. 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. IF you are wanting to purchase resources, I get mine from https://www.funphonics.education/shop/
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.