Clapham Road,
Bedford.
MK41 7LG
Tel. 01234 352879

'Be Kind, Work Hard'

Wrens Class Page

Parent Phonics Workshop

Thursday 21st April at 5pm

If you were unable to attend the meeting here is a copy of the PowerPoint. A recording of the meeting can also be found on the English page of the website.

Come to school dressed in PE kit on Tuesday & Friday
Come to school dressed in PE kit on Tuesday & Friday

Our vision

Our vision is to create a natural, calm learning environment that promotes children’s independence and their resilience. We want the learning opportunities to be developmentally appropriate which is why there will be lots of opportunities for children to learn through play. When we provide these play opportunities they will be closely linked to our adult led teaching sessions and the national curriculum. Through play, children will have lots of opportunities to practice what they have learnt over and over again to ensure that the learning is being stored in their long-term memory. We want children to have a love of learning and we want to promote their natural curiosity. 

SummerTerm Homework

Please upload a photo or video to Seesaw using the app by Friday each week. Alternatively, complete the homework in the homework book and return to school every Friday.

Please also visit Purple Mash for further homework activities. Your login information has been sent out in a letter and it is also stuck into your child's reading diary. There is a link below that will take you to the website.

Take a look inside Wrens class!

Phonics

 

The children are taught discrete phonics lessons everyday following the Letters and Sounds program.  We teach the children the sounds in order for them to read and write with increasing proficiency. At the end of Year 1 (in June) the children will be completing a Phonics Screening Check which is a legal requirement for each child. They will apply their phonics knowledge to read 40 words, 20 of which are real and 20 which are not (we call these alien words).

The weekly spellings that the children receive are linked to the sounds and words that they learn in their phonics lessons. It is important that these are practiced at home.

 

There is more information about the Phonics Screening Check here: 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/home/reading-owl/expert-help/the-year-1-phonics-screening-check

Below is a link to the letters and sounds document that we follow to teach phonics:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/190599/Letters_and_Sounds_-_DFES-00281-2007.pdf

Below are the sounds that the children will be learning this year. We will be building on their knowledge from EYFS as they previously would been taught Phase 2 and Phase 3. There will be a big focus on children learning Phase 4 and Phase 5 and applying this knowledge to read and write words containing those sounds.

Year 1 curriculum overview 2021-2022

Summer Term 2 - Around the World

This term the children will be learning about the world and the seven continents. We will be building on our knowledge of maps to look at the world map and locations. We will be focussing on Africa and Antarctica and comparing areas to the UK. We will be looking at the differences in weather, animals, and homes. 

In English, we will be reading 'Last Stop on Market Street' by Matt de la Peña. The children will be writing sentences based on the story. 

 

In Science, the children will continue to learn about animals. They will be grouping them using different criteria. We will be learning about what animals eat and if they are a carnivore, herbivores, or omnivores. 

In Maths, we will be learning about position and direction, place value within 100, Time, and Money.

In PSHE the children will be learning about handwashing and how to keep themselves safe using the NSPCC PANTS programme. They will also learn about computer safety and online bullying. 

In History this half term, we will be learning about the work of Florence Nightingale.

Important information

  • Tuesday - PE with Mr. Knight.
  • Wednesday Reading books changed
  • Friday- Reading and Rugby with Bedford Blues
  • Friday - Homework needs to be completed and shared on Seesaw or in the homework book which is returned to school.

Reading is an adventure that never ends

Please continue to read with your child as much as possible (we recommend just a few minutes every day). If you read at home - remember to sign the reading diary to say you have done so (with a comment if possible).

They will also get a sticker on their reading cards and when they have filled these will receive a prize from Mrs Lewis!

There are more books on Oxford Owl which can be read online at home.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/ 

 Home Learning websites

Please use the Seesaw app to share the completed homework by Friday each week
Please use the Seesaw app to share the completed homework by Friday each week

Sentence Writing Criteria

In Year 1 we teach the children how to use capital letters and full stops. They learn how to separate each word with a finger space so it is easy to read back their own work. We have been learning how to make writing more interesting by using adjectives and conjunctions. 

We have introduced a new handwriting scheme and the children have been learning how to write in cursive handwriting.

Cursive Handwriting