Monday 18th January
Hello Children and Parents,
Thank you for all the wonderful learning that you have emailed me, I have really enjoyed seeing them and I am very impressed with hard you are working at home.
Please continue to keep up the Phonics. Not only will this keep your child on track with the children at school, but this will continue to teach your child how to read and write words and sentences. If you are unable to hear voice recordings, when the children are asked to write words or sentences, please click on to the next slide where I have put the words and sentences that children are being asked to write as answers.
This week, for Reading, I have read a story called 'The Cloudspotter'. This will be our story for the week so please complete the daily reading lessons on this story (in the Reading star folder).
I hope you have a lovely week and I will look forward to seeing your learning!
Please let me know if I can do anything to help,
Hello Children and Parents,
I hope you have all had a lovely Christmas and a restful break.
I will be uploading daily Phonics, English, Maths and Reading lessons and a weekly Curriculum outline of lessons for each afternoon on this page. The Phonics and Maths PowerPoints will have voice notes on each slide. When you click on these I will be explaining what to do and how to do it. I haven't set it on automatic so that your child can work through it at their own pace. Phonics and English can be completed in pencil on blank paper if a worksheet hasn't been provided. Maths and Reading are to be completed on the uploaded worksheet. Curriculum can be completed in any of the ways suggested on the weekly outline.
Please also find below resources that your child is familiar with using at school to help them when working independently.
I can't wait to see all of your learning - please email it to Year1@chesterton.gloucs.sch.uk.
Friday 8th January
Home Learning Expectations (How much and When)
Hello Parents and Children,
I just wanted to thank you for sharing all the learning that has been happening at home this week and for your kind comments. It has been really lovely to see and to hear how you are all getting on.
I would just like to clarify 'Home Learning Expectations'. Please could Maths and Phonics be emailed every day, I might not always be able to feedback, but I will be looking at them to inform my planning of the next lessons. You are very welcome to email all English learning, but if that is too much, just one piece by the end of the week would be great. It could be the learning that your child is most proud of. I would be very grateful if all Curriculum could be emailed (daily or by the end of the week is fine), this could be photos of learning or even quotes from the children explaining what they have learnt, found hard or tricky.
Thank you for all your patience and hard work, I hope you all have a lovely weekend.
Welcome to Year 1,
I am really impressed with how the children have settled into life in Year 1, particularly with their independence in coming in to school every morning and their resilience with their learning and getting into the 'new' routines of being back at school.
This term in Maths, we are learning to:
Extra practising of these at home would be really helpful!
This term in English, we have been learning:
This term in Phonics, we have been focussing on reading and writing words and sentences with the sounds:
Below is a sound mat for both Phase 2 and Phase 3. Practising to find these sounds and write these sounds will really help the children with their reading and writing.
The tricky words that we are learning to read and write are:
Again, practising to read and write these words at home would be really helpful!
This term in Reading, we have been learning to:
We are in the process of setting up 'Reading at Home' and we will update you on this very soon. However, when reading stories to your child see below for some example questions that you could ask to check their comprehension of the story you are reading to them.
This term we are having great fun learning about a science based topic 'The Enchanted Woodland'.
We have/are going to: