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**Thursday 19th September Year 1 Parents in to Class session**Phonics workshop for reception and year 1 parents 26th September 9am and 2pm**

 Links for Phonics 

Understanding Phonics                            Phonics Screening

IPC PROJECT FOR THE FIRST WEEK Brainwave - The art of learning

Entry Point:  TBC

Exit Point:  TBC

  • We will be finding out:
    • How the brain works
    • About the personal goals that help us to become better learners
    • How to find out facts to prepare for a special challenge
    • How to learn and practise skills for a special challenge
    • How to record how well we are learning
    • How to use what we have learned to create our own special challenge
    • How to wake up our brain
    • How to look after our brain
    • How to design a classroom for learning
  • Children will also:
    • Know that they can affect the quality of their own learning
    • Know about some of the recent evidence and research into the brain and learning
    • Be able to apply these theories to their own learning and reflect on their importance
  • Maths

    We will be looking at place value

    Place value is important because it helps you understand the meaning of a number. If people just used numbers randomly, no one would know which numbers people meant. You need place value to understand the order of numbers as well.

    Place value is the value of each digit in a number. It means understanding that 582 is made up of 500, 80 and 2, rather than 5, 8 and 2.

    • The children will be taught to count to and across 100, forwards and backwards, beginning with 0 or 1, or from any given number
    • They will also learn to recognise place value in numbers beyond 20 by reading, writing, counting and comparing numbers up to 100 supported by objects and pictorial representations.
  • English

    We will be writing for different purposes and securing our sentence writing skills and developing our stamina for writing. 

    We will continue to practise handwriting every day – making sure our letters are the right size and that sentences have the correct punctuation.

  • statutory SPELLING LISTS

  • important dates

Home Learning

2 home learning tasks are set every week :

Task Given out Due Back
Mathletics Thursday Tuesday
Phonics / Spelling Thursday Tuesday


  • to read to a grown-up every day
  • practice your phonics

Dates of Project Homelearning: TBC

Other Home Learning

  • Mathletics is a great way to work on maths at home. Logins are in the front of their Reading Journals. 
  • Please keep enjoying books with your child. Ask them lots of questions throughout to support their understanding of the text. The children still benefit greatly from being read to by an adult as well. 

Things to remember

PE is on Mondays and Wednesdays

School PE uniform is black shorts (or tracksuit bottoms) with a white t-shirt. 

We do P.E. twice a week. We choose two hour slots on Mondays. 

  1. Remember to have your P.E kits in for both these days (including plimsoles).
  2. Make sure you have leggings or tracksuit bottoms as we will be outside for P.E unless it is raining.
  3. PE kits should be in school at all times.

Messages from the Staff

Can You Help?

  • Do you have knowledge or resources about our project?
  • Could you give some time to come in to class to help with reading?

You can speak to any member of the Year 1 Team at the end of the school day once all the childrens are dismissed. 

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