During the Autumn term Year One is structured differently to other KS classes in the school. Here at Brickhouse we feel that the transition between EYFS and KS1 is hugely important to get right! We have seen over the years how settled and more confident children are in their learning, when they can ease into the KS1 approach.
Children have many opportunities to learn through play and during these sessions we will work in small focus groups with the children. During the focus group work we will boost and develop key skills in reading, writing and mathematics. These sessions will be purposeful, active and importantly FUN!
During the Autumn Term we will be learning stories written by 'Julia Donaldson'. As part of our Topic Showcase, children will orally retell The Gruffalo to their parents. During English lessons, children will complete different writing opportunities using the hook of The Gruffalo.
We encourage writing for different purposes to ensure children can embed and improve writing features. We use strategies taken from Pie Corbett’s T4W scheme…
Please visit the T4W website to help you understand why and how we use this strategy in school.
If there is anything else you want to know about the Autumn term please check out our 'What's Coming Up' leaflet towards the bottom of the page!
This website allows your child to practice skills developed in school that day, week or going back revisiting past skills. Also using EducationCity is a great way allow your child to technology to learn in a structured way. Please find the link to EducationCity further down the page.
If you lose your child’s log in details please do not hesitate to ask for a new set of log in details.
School ID: llkq
This site allows children to read books online, your child will be allocated books suited to their current reading band colour. Using this website is effective to improve, encourage and engage reading at home. (please find the link further down the page)
Please make sure that home reading books are returned to school as regularly as possible. Your child's book will not be changedunless the reading record has been commented and signed by an adult.
Inside your child's reading log book there is now hints and tips to support your child's reading at home, you can use this hints and tips support to help write your comments about your child's reading. If you would like anymore advice on your child's reading and ways to support their reading, please do not hesitate to ask.
Every year, Year One children across the country complete a Phonics Screening Test. This tests a child’s ability to read words using their phonic knowledge. The test will be delivered in school by our Phonics Manager: Miss K Gaymer. The test will be conducted throughout the second week in June 2020.
Please come to our Phonics Screening Check Meeting for parents in October 2019
For Phonics practice children are encouraged to use PhonicsPlay (please find the link further down the page). Using this tool not only echoes what we do in class but there are some great games to play quickly with your child, which can make it a great opportunity for learning and time together!
Great tools to support phonics at home:
- Bug Club
- Youtube videos - phonic songs and teaching sounds
- Reading signs and labels around the house or out and about
- Writing a shopping list to take to the shops
PE: Year One will have P.E. on Monday and Tuesdayafternoons. Please make sure that your child has a labelled kit in school on these days as your child's physical education is very important. Please make sure you remove your child's earrings before these sessions.
Year One class spellings will go out eachFriday, with the spelling test taking place the following Friday. Please practise these with your child as spelling is a vital part of your child's writing development. Spellings sent out are taken from the National Curriculum.