Welcome to Year 1
Year 1 Phonics
Learning Phonics is a huge part of learning in Foundation and Year 1. Please read daily to help your child learn and revise. The children will be learning new sounds through the year and the more they practise the more confident they will become.
Phonics phase 2 sounds
Phonics phase 3 sounds
In Year 1 we have a Maths focus on number bonds to 10. Regular practise helps the children become fluent and confident which will then support them as they build their Maths knowledge through the school. Please see below for ways to support your child at home.
In music we listened to a range of different sounds animals make. We discussed the different tempo and dynamics we could here. We then used some musical instruments to recreate some music to represent each animal. We listened to a piece of music using the flute and marimba. We created some short rhythms as a class and then in small groups.
we listened to a piece of music and joined in with ‘calling and responding’ to words in the music. We listened to a piece of music called ‘che che kule’. It is a traditional song from Ghana. We enjoyed listening to the different words and had a practise of the different words we can hear in the song. We then practised the song using actions to help us remember. We then practised using ‘call and response’ to learn the whole song together.
Poetry in English
In English we have been reciting some poetry together. We looked at ‘rhyming pairs’ in the poetry and created our very own ending to a class poem. We then performed our own poems to everyone in the class! We evaluated our performances to see how we culd improve for next time.
Merry Christmas 2023!!
Thank you to all parents and carers who came to watch our KS1 Christmas performance. The children worked so hard to remember thier lines and words. We all had fun practising and leanring together.