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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!

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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