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Active Learn is a tool for reading and the children have been allocated stage appropriate books that they can read online and then answer questions.  Click here to access the website
 Audible are allowing children free access to their children's books.  Click here to listen a new story through Audible.
Enjoy listening to David Waliiams reading one of his own storybooks.  Click here to visit his website and to listen to a new story every day.
The BBC Bitesize website has some useful information and games to help with English.  Click here to access the website.
The Sir Linkalot website is a useful website to help you learn and practise a wide variety of spellings.  Click here to access the website and to sign up for your free code.
 The Collins website has released lots of resources for you to access at home including online books, times table practise, songs, worksheets, activities and much more.  This would be a great website for you to have a look through.  Click here to access the website.
ICT Games has a range of English, Phonics and Maths games linked to the Year 1 Curriculum which you can try out and have plenty of fun with. Click the link to access the website-  http://www.ictgames.com/

 The Grammar Aquarium is is a wonderful grammar website that teaches lots of grammar concepts from all the year groups based on the national curriculum and objectives. On Year 1 it has lots of difficult and tricky grammar concepts such as question and exclamation sentences, letters and capitals and singulars and plurals. The website is taught in a fun and interactive way with lesson activities and quizzes which can gain you rewards and certificates.  I would really encourage you to have a go by clicking on the following link: https://www.grammaraquarium.co.uk/Y1_landing/

The e Literacy Shed Plus  has lots of free literature resources for KS1. They have many pictures and images of text for you to look at along with free activity packs that you can download and use to help aid your inference, reading and understanding skills. Some of the pictures and stories are really beautiful and I think you will really enjoy them, plus it is so important to keep practising your comprehension skills! To access the website click the link below

https://www.literacyshedplus.com/en-gb/browse/free-resources

 

Octopus 8 Club

In Year 1 all children need to be writing using the cursive style with some children joining these letters.  Handwriting is therefore a crucial part of their curriculum and will help them as they move through the school.  The Octopus 8 club looks for 8 children who are trying really hard with the presentation of their work in all of the lessons.  Each week, we look for 8 new members who will wear their Octopus 8 badge with pride.  The top 3 children at the end of the half term will receive some special golden time!

 Summer 2 - Setting Description

 

 

For the last 2 weeks of school before May Half Term Year One will be focusing on writing a setting description. We will be focusing on using adjectives and expanded noun phrases to explain a setting in detail We will also be focusing on using nouns for names of objects and to decribe things as well as talking about the weather in our place. We will also be working on writing an exclamation question in our description as well as a title.  

 

It would be great if you could help out at home by reading an example of a setting description out loud to them or discussing what  features a setting description needs, so that they know them really well before they write them. I have uploaded some examples of setting descriptions below to help you with guiding and prompting your child. There are also activities to do with understanding and using setting descriptions.  Have fun and enjoy! :) 

 

Story Setting Pictures

Story Setting Description Frames

Wow Words Mat Setting

Setting Posters

Setting Adjective Word Cards

 Summer 2 -

The Summer my Father was Ten

  

For Summer 2 Year One will be focusing on the Story of The Summer my Father was Ten. We will be reading the text and using it to answer reading comprehension questions whilst also getting to know the story very well and writing the story as part of our Big Write, We will also be focusing on using this story as part of our Grammar, using our usual capital letters at the start of sentneces, as well as for places and peoples names. We are still contuing to use  full stops, as well as finger spaces between our words. We are also looking at using more question and exclamation sentences in our work to make our stories more exciting! We will also be focusing on using the 's' and 'es' ending for plural words, and  using conjunctions such as 'and' 'because' and 'but'. Using the correct ending or start letters for words will also be a big focus such as using -ed, -ing and -er words. This is a wonderful story which has a fantastic message as well as beautiful illustrations and it is one the children always enjoy.

 

 Please ask your child about the story they are learning  in class- I am sure they would love to tell you and please feel free to practise reading, listening to, retelling or writing the story with your child at home. I have put a link to the story below on youtube so that you can either listen or read it with your child at home and discuss it with them. ENJOY!

 

 

The Summer My Father Was Ten

Write Well Unit 2 Personal Narrative with Turning Points

End of Summer 1 - Instructions

 

 

For the last 2 weeks of school before May Half Term Year One will be focusing on writing a set of instructions. Our instructions will be all about How To Trap A Giant. We will be focusing on using key features such as number order, using verbs and bossy verbs and time connectives to make clear and concise instructions. We will also be working on writing a did you know question in our instructions as well as a title and equipment.  We will also be aiming to include some conjunctions ( and, because) and some key plural words in our instruction, where possible.

 

It would be great if you could help out at home by reading the instructions out loud to them or discussing what instructions they need, so that they know them really well before they write them. They could even act out the instructions practically, with adult supervision, which would help them visually to see and remember the instructions. I have uploaded a document of the instructions we have learnt in class to help you with guiding and prompting your child. You can find this document by scrolling down below and clicking on the link to download. There are also activities to do with understanding and using instructions.  Have fun and enjoy! :) 

 

 

How to Trap A Giant Instructions Template

 Summer 1 -Jim and The Beanstalk

  

For Summer 1  Year One will be focusing on the Story of  Jim and The Beanstalk  as our Reading focus. We will be reading the text and using it to answer reading comprehension questions whilst also getting to know the story very well and writing the story as part of our Big Write, We will also be focusing on using this story as part of our Grammar, using our usual capital letters and full stops, as well as finger spaces between our words. We will also be focusing on using the 's' and 'es' ending for plural words, using and writing question and exclamation sentences as well as sequencing sentences and using conjunctions. Using the correct ending or start letters for words will also be a big focus such as using -ed and -ing words and we will also be concentrating on learning about and using the un prefix. This is a wonderful story which is a brilliant twist on a modern fairytale classic and the children really enjoy reading it. 

 

 Please ask your child about the story they are learning  in class- I am sure they would love to tell you and please feel free to practise reading, listening to, retelling or writing the story with your child at home. I have put a link to the story below on youtube so that you can either listen or read it with your child at home and discuss it with them. I have also a fantastic Pimterest website with lots of great ideas for you to try out at home, related to the story. ENJOY!

 

 

Jim and the Beanstalk

A perfect 'Lockdown' story for this time of the year when children are planting and growing seeds and beans, (though perhaps in their own gardens, on their w...

End of Spring 2 - Writing a Setting Description

 

 

For the last 2 weeks of school before Easter Year One will be focusing on writing a setting or place description. We will be focusing on using key features such as name of place, nouns, expanded noun phrases, adjectives, explanations and descriptions in our writing. We will also be aiming to include some conjunctions ( and, because) and some exclamation sentences in our setting description, where possible.

 

It would be great if you could help out at home by discussing Settings and Descriptive Writing with them so that they know them really well before they write them. You could read them a description of a place from online, they could look at different types of setting description or practise writing one with you at home. I would ensure that they have a look at some pictures of different places to give them some inspiration and help them get creative with their writing. They can also use a picture of a place to help them at home when they write their description.

 

I have uploaded a document of some setting descriptions templates below to help you with guiding and prompting your child. There are also activities to do with understanding nouns, adjectives and expanded noun phrases.  Have fun and enjoy! :) 

 

 Spring 2-The Tiger who came to Tea

 

 

 

For Spring 2 Year One will be focusing on the Story of The Tiger who came to Tea as our Reading focus. We will be reading the text and using it to answer reading comprehension questions whilst also getting to know the story very well and writing the story as part of our Big Write, We will also be focusing on using this story as part of our Grammar, using our usual capital letters and full stops, as well as finger spaces between our words. We will also be focusing on using the 's' and 'es' ending for plural words, using and writing question  and exclamation sentences as well as sequencing sentences and using conjunctions. This is a wonderful story which is unique, fun and which the children always find amusing and enjoyable. 

 

 Please ask your child about the story they are learning  in class- I am sure they would love to tell you and please feel free to practise reading, listening to, retelling or writing the story with your child at home. I have put a link to the story below on youtube and to a slide share PPT so that you can either listen or read it with your child at home and discuss it with them. I have also put some resources below to help you with sequencing, understanding and writing the story at home. ENJOY!

 

 

THE TIGER WHO CAME TO TEA-READ ALOUD CHILDREN'S BOOKS

Ever wondered what would happen if a tiger joined you for tea?Why not join Sophie and her mummy to find out in this exciting story written by Judith Kerr.If ...

Tiger Tea Word Mat

Tiger Tea Story Sequencing

Tiger Stick Puppets

Tiger Masks

Retell Tiger Tea Writing Scaffold and Pictures ( at bottom of document)

Tiger Writing Frames

Spring 1

End of Spring 1-Diary and Recount Writing

 

For the last 2 weeks of school before half term Year One will be focusing on writing a diary entry or recount style piece. We will be focusing on using the personal pronoun I,k writing in the past tense using mainly -ed words and using time connectives in our writing. We will also be aiming to include a couple of question sentences in our recount, where possible. We will be focusing on using date and address, using a name to write to and singing our letters. It would be great if you could help out at home by discussing diary texts  with them so that they know them really well before they write them. You could read them a diary entry from online, they could look at different types of diary entry or practise writing one with you at home. I have uploaded a document of some diary templates below to help you with guiding and prompting your child. You can find this document by scrolling down below and clicking on the link to download. Have fun and enjoy! :) 

Examples of Diary Entries for Year One

 Spring 1- Not Now Bernard

 

 

 

 

For Spring 1 Year One will be focusing on the Story of Not Now Bernard as our Reading focus. We will be reading the text and using it to answer reading comprehension questions whilst also getting to know the story very well and writing the story as part of our Big Write, We will also be focusing on using this story as part of our Grammar, using capital letters and full stops, as well as finger spaces between our words. We will also be focusing on using the 's' and 'es' ending for plural words, using and writing question sentences as well as starting to use capital letters for the names of people and places. This is a wonderful story which is funny, simple but in its own quirky style and which the children always find very entertaining!. Please ask your child about the story they are learning  in class- I am sure they would love to tell you and please feel free to practise retelling or writing the story with your child at home. I have put a link to the story below so that you can read it with your child at home and discuss it with them.

 

https://www.slideshare.net/lidiavidalpatino/not-now-bernard

Autumn 2

End of Autumn 2- Letters to Santa

 

 

 

 

For the last 2 weeks of school before Christmas Year One will be focusing on writing a letter to Santa. We will be focusing on using date and address, using a name to write to and singing our letters. We will also be focusing on persuasive writing and telling Santa why we have been so good all year and deserve something nice! It would be great if you could help out at home by discussing letters with them so that they know them really well before they write them. You could read them a letter, they could look at letters that you write and talk about them or practise writing a letter with you at home. I have uploaded a document of our letter template we are using as a model in class to help you with guiding and prompting your child. You can find this document by scrolling down below and clicking on the link to download. Have fun and enjoy! :) 

Letter to Santa Template

 Autumn 2- Three Little Wolves

 

 

 

 

 

For Autumn 2 Year One will be focusing on the Story of The Three Little Wolves and The Big Bad Pig as our Reading focus. We will be reading the text and using it to answer reading comprehension questions whilst also getting to know the story very well and writing the story as part of our Big Write, We will also be focusing on using this story as part of our Grammar, using capital letters and full stops, as well as finger spaces between our words. We will also be focusing on recognising 'ed' words and using the un prefix for words such as unkind, unlock etc. This is a wonderful story which is fun and has a great range and variety of sentences. Please ask your child about the story they are learning  in class- I am sure they would love to tell you and please feel free to practise retelling or writing the story with your child at home. I have put a link to the story below so that you can read it with your child at home and discuss it with them.

 

https://tinyurl.com/y3azqwal

Autumn 1

End of Autumn 1- Instructions

 

 

 

 

 

For the last week of school before half term Year One will be focusing on writing instructions for How to Make Turnip Soup. We will be focusing on number order, using verbs and bossy verbs and time connectives to make clear and concise instructions. It would be great if you could help out at home by reading the instructions out loud to them or discussing what instructions they need, so that they know them really well before they write them. They could even act out the instructions practically, with adult supervision, which would help them visually to see and remember the instructions. I have uploaded a document of the instructions we have learnt in class to help you with guiding and prompting your child. You can find this document by scrolling down below and clicking on the link to download. Have fun and enjoy! :) 

Instructions Document for How to Make Turnip Soup

English in Autumn 1 Term- The Enormous Turnip

 

 

For Autumn 1 in Year One, we will have 'The Enormous Turnip' Story as our Reading focus. We will be reading the text and using it to answer reading comprehension questions whilst also getting to know the story very well and writing the story as part of our Big Write, We will also be focusing on using this story as part of our Grammar, using capital letters and full stops, as well as finger spaces between our words. This is a wonderful story which is simple and repetitive, but also fun, which is needed for Year One at this stage in the year. Please ask your child about the story they are learning  in class- I am sure they would love to tell you and please feel free to practise retelling or writing the story with your child at home. I have put a power point presentation of the story below so that you can read it with your child at home and discuss it with them.

 

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