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Welcome back for Summer term!


PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday, if you haven't already, please could you send your child's PE kit in ready for our next lesson. Please may I also remind you that you should remove earrings on PE days and it really helps if PE kit and uniform is labelled with your child's name.


We are now fully up and running with the online school reading books. All children should be accessing these books online. Remember these are phonically decodable books that are matched to your children's phonic reading ability. Please keep supporting your child with their reading journey as this will really help them to become a confident independent reader.


Remember to log in to Bug Club where you can access lots of reading books that match your child's current reading level. 


Thank you for your support,


Mrs. Cocking and Mrs. Ahmed

This half term in Year 1

Identifying Plants

This half term in English we will be learning about plants and growing. We will be reading lots of different books all about gardens, seeds and plants. We are becoming more confident now writing sentences and we are remembering to start them with a capital letter and end them with a full stop. We're making sure they make sense and we are trying our best to use the phonic sounds that we know. 


We always try our best with our handwriting and make sure it's neat. If your child is struggling with letter formation there are lots of free apps that can help, including 'Letter Route' as well as lots of others.


In phonics we have learnt lots of sounds and we're now revising lots of the alternative sounds that we know. Reading words and books will really help us to develop our phonics knowledge and this will help us to feel more confident in our lessons.


In Maths we are learning about numbers up to 50. We are learning to count accurately and read and write these numbers and we're comparing them. We're also looking at how many tens and how many ones are in numbers and we're putting them in order. Then we are going to practise counting in 2s and 5s.


In Science we are learning all about 'Identifying Plants'. We're looking at what plants are and then we're going to learn about garden plants, wild plants and trees. After that we are going to learn about the different parts of a plant and talk about the changes that happen to them when plants grow.


In computers we're becoming really confident using Purple Mash. This half term we're going to work to create our own E-books. We're adding our own words and illustrations and then we're making these move!


In History we're learning about Explorers from the past. We're going to learn about some different Explorers and where they went. 



Can you complete the subtraction bonds using the addition bonds?





Please help your child to learn to read and write the words on these lists.



---------- Phonics Check ----------


In Year 1 the children work really hard to learn the sounds for the phonics check which is in June. During the check the children will be required to read 40 words. Some are real and some are alien words to check that they really know the sounds. Below are the sounds that your child should know by the end of year 1.


To help your child there phonics websites and apps which have games on and other information about the check.

Phonics Bloom

Phonics Play

Mr Thorne does phonics