Clapham Road,
Bedford.
MK41 7LG
Tel. 01234 352879

'Opportunity For All To Succeed'

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Our vision

Our vision is to create a natural, calm learning environment that promotes children’s independence and their resilience. We want the learning opportunities to be developmentally appropriate which is why there will be lots of opportunities for children to learn through play. When we provide these play opportunities they will be closely linked to our adult led teaching sessions and the national curriculum. Through play, children will have lots of opportunities to practice what they have learnt over and over again to ensure that the learning is being stored in their long-term memory. We want children to have a love of learning and we want to promote their natural curiosity. 

What to expect when we return to school

Year 1 curriculum overview 2020-2021

We need some second hand items for out outdoor area.

Phonics

 

The children are taught discrete phonics lessons everyday following the Letters and Sounds program.  We teach the children the sounds in order for them to read and write with increasing proficiency. At the end of Year 1 (in June) the children will be completing a Phonics Screening Check which is a legal requirement for each child. They will apply their phonics knowledge to read 40 words, 20 of which are real and 20 which are not (we call these alien words).

The weekly spellings that the children receive are linked to the sounds and words that they learn in their phonics lessons. It is important that these are practiced at home.

 

There is more information about the Phonics Screening Check here: 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/home/reading-owl/expert-help/the-year-1-phonics-screening-check

Below is a link to the letters and sounds document that we follow to teach phonics:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/190599/Letters_and_Sounds_-_DFES-00281-2007.pdf

Below are the sounds that the children will be learning this year. We will be building on their knowledge from EYFS as they previously would been taught Phase 2 and Phase 3. There will be a big focus on children learning Phase 4 and Phase 5 and applying this knowledge to read and write words containing those sounds.

Sentence Writing Criteria

In Year 1 we teach the children how to use capital letters and full stops. They learn how to separate each word with a finger space so it is easy to read back their own work. We have been learning how to make writing more interesting by using adjectives and conjunctions. 

We have introduced a new handwriting scheme and the children have been learning how to write in cursive handwriting.

Cursive Handwriting

Story Time with Miss Gray


The storm whale

Five minutes peace

Snowball

Knuffle Bunny

A quiet night in

The Cloudspotter

You can't take an elephant on the bus

Billy's Bucket

Matilda's Cat

I could be, you could be

Dear Greenpeace

Autumn Term - Bounce Back

There will be a big focus on children's well-being and supporting them in returning to school after a long time off. 

Key days and dates

  • Monday - PE
  • Tuesday - PE
  • Friday – Spellings and Homework
  • Daily - Reading books can be changed whenever your child has finished the book and when the reading record has been signed.
  • Termly – Show and share afternoon. We plan on having sessions where parents and carers can come and see their child’s work. The children will talk through what they have been learning. This will depend on the COVID-19 situation.

Termly – Parent workshops. As above, this will depend on the current situation but we hope to invite parents in for workshop sessions where we can go into more detail on specific areas in year 1.

First day

 Learning at home

Please continue to read with your child as much as possible (we recommend just a few minutes every day). If you read at home - remember to sign the reading diary to say you have done so (with a comment if possible).

They will also get a sticker on their reading cards and when they have filled these will receive a prize from Mrs Lewis in celebration assembly!

Phonics Play

Espresso

A selection of English, Maths and Phonics activities for KS1

My Maths

Children will use the login details below to enter the site and will then need to use their personal login details which have been provided in the home learning pack. 

Homework has been set for children to complete.

Purple Mash

Login with personal username and password. These have been stuck in the front of the reading records. Once logged in, click on 'To do' to access work that has been set.

Seesaw

Oxford Owl

Children can access and read books online from home.

Teach your monster to read

Login details are in the front of the reading records

Physical Education