Year 1 - Summer Term 2 2018
Dear Parents/Carers, 21st May 2018
We have been very busy this half term particularly concentrating on phonics as the National Phonic Screening is 2 weeks after the half term break. Please use the time during the holidays to practise sounding out phonic blends within words.
The first week back after half term will be Geography Week (5th - 8th June). We will be naming the different countries that constitute Great Britain and also comparing Hayling Island to a non-European country. Our next topic will be ‘Staying Healthy’, and on the Monday of the second week (11th June) we will be holding a body day when we will be exploring how to keep our bodies healthy.
Our Year 1 homework programme for this half term is detailed below this letter. Children need to complete a line on the homework grid. This line can be in any direction but must include the centre task. If your child wishes to complete all the tasks that would be great! As you know, as a school we are setting half-termly homework to give your child plenty of time to work on the tasks, and to help you as parents to fit it in, as and when you are able. Please stick A4 size homework into your child’s home-school liaison book. Larger homework should be sent into school during the week beginning Monday 9th July. Please do not send it in before as we do not have room to store and display it. Homework plays an important role in helping your child to fully understand each topic, and they really do miss out if it is not completed.
All parents were asked to sign a Home-School Agreement agreeing to hear their child read a minimum of three times a week. Unfortunately this is not happening and does have a big impact on your child's learning. Please make time to listen to your child read as often as possible, it really does help them.
Again, please, please, please write your child’s name in all their school uniform (including their shoes) and in their PE kits (also on the bags). We have so many jumpers, cardigans and bits of PE kits left at school which cannot be returned because there is no name – written in biro is fine! It is essential that you check during the holidays that your child’s PE shoes still fit otherwise they will have to be running around during PE lessons (which will now be outside) in their school shoes.
As we have said before, it is important your child now brings a water bottle into school on a daily basis – please ensure this is named too.
Thank your for your continued support.
The Year 1 Team
Year 1 Phonics
Link to Phase 2 Sounds and Words
Link to Phase 2 Playing Cards
Link to Phase 3 Blends and Words
Link to Phase 3 Playing Cards
Link to Phase 3 Sounds and Tricky Words
Link to Phase 4 Blends and Words
Link to Phase 4 Playing Cards
Link to Phase 4 Blends, Clusters and Tricky Words
Link to Phase 5 Blends, Words and Cards
Link to Phase 5 Tricky Words
Link to Phase 4 & 5 Sound Mat