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1 Key Stage 1 Information for Parents Autumn 2013-Year 1 Willow

2 Housekeeping. Every day your child needs to bring; School book bag with reading record book and reading book Money (termly/weekly) handed to myself or Mrs Huntly/Mrs Jarman Sun hat (To be left in school) Wellington boots (To be left in school) Named PE kit for PE on Tuesday and Fridays. Toys-Children can bring in toys but they must be able to fit in their drawer and not be breakable.

3 Transition Play based approach. Very similar to Reception. As the terms progress this will be limited and the children will begin to work more formally.

4 Early Work Children should come into school and start their Early Work at 8:40am. At present, we are happy for you to come in and settle your child in the morning. By Term 2 we encourage independence and children are to be dropped off at the cloakroom. Register will be taken at 8.50am

5 Numeracy Daily Numeracy lessons. Children will be grouped for daily numeracy lessons. The teaching groups will not remain static. Maths challenges to extend learning. Children will get Maths homework.

6 Literacy Literacy includes speaking, listening, reading and writing..Daily Literacy lesson Children are grouped for Literacy lessons. Not fixed groups. Fun- Lots of speaking and listening activities, Drama Role play, Hot seating. Children will get Literacy homework in the form of Talk to Write. Linked with Phonics

7 Phonics -This is how we teach children to read and write. Phonics focuses on securing word recognition skills as these are essential for children to read and spell words accurately. -Daily Phonics sessions -Letters and Sounds scheme -Word list (spellings) will be sent home at an appropriate level for your child. -There will be a Phonics test in June.

8 Spellings Your child will have spelling homework linked with the Phonic work they have been doing that week. The homework will be given out on a Friday and is to be completed by Monday. Friday: Children bring home a spelling pattern (diagraph, trigraph). They then find 3-6 words with that pattern in it ready for Monday. Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday: Look/Say/Cover/Write/Check practise at home. Friday: Spelling Test

9 Reading *All children will generally be heard individually once a week by an adult. *Books will be changed either on a Monday and a Wednesday or a Tuesday and a Thursday. *However if you would like to have their book changed sooner than this then please let us know, as we would be more than happy to do this. *Children will read in a group on a regular basis in Guided Reading. *Access to the library *Sparkle,The Reading Bug.

10 Topic *Creative curriculum *Not all subjects are always connected e.g P.E, PSHE, R.E, Maths. *Connections are not forced but used to enhance learning. Children to make links between subjects and see how they relate to real life situations. *We are happy for and would encourage the children to bring in related books or resources for the topics, however, please do ensure that they are named so that we can return them at the end of the topic. *Our first Topic is ‘Beegu lands in Year 1’.

11 HOMEWORK Will be staggered. Literacy homework- ‘Talk to write’ will be set on a Friday and will be due in on Monday. Spelling homework will also be given out on a Friday and is due in on a Monday. Maths homework-Monday and will be due back in on a Friday. There will be a homework tray for the children to put their work in. During Term 6 children will be set specific Topic homework task in preparation for Year 2.

12 Assemblies Monday: we have a whole school assembly Tuesday: we have a singing assembly Wednesday: whole school assembly Thursday: KS1 assembly Friday: Care and share assembly every other week which celebrates children's work and achievements in and out of school. In term 6 our class will have a class assembly where the children will share what they have done in a particular topic, you will be welcome to join us for these assemblies (2:45)

13 How you can help us Readers ( pm) Sign up sheet. Special skills to share that relate to any Topic. Gardening. Check Website for regular updated information. Whiteboard outside the classroom.

14 Question Time!

15 Thank you


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