Here you will find resources and 'Top Tips' for supporting your child at home.
Your child's learning experience doesn't stay at school. Their home experiences and parental invlovement in their education is crucial.
If you have any skills that may enrich or support our topic please let us know. We would love your involvement!
We are following the Floppy's Phonics Scheme to learn our sounds and letters.
Take a look at the sounds, letters, digraphs and trigraphs we are learning...
Keep each sound short (without adding 'uh' at the end). It helps to whisper! For example, adding 'uh' means 'cat' becomes 'curater' when these sounds are blended together.
To find out how we say these sounds, please visit this website...
Take a look at how 5 year old Silvie says our letters and digraphs/trigraphs...
In June the Year 1 children will be taking part in the Phonics Screening Test.
Here is some information about what this means...
Keep in the loop with homework, topic challenges and general information.
Year 1's Weekly Homework includes:
- Reading a couple of pages (or more) of their school reading book
- Practise reading their branch words
We also have the Year 1 Mascot, 'Busy Ant' who will be visiting one child at a time with a maths challenge to complete.
Busy Ant will come with a book and a challenge to complete with an adult. Once the child has completed the challenge they can record their work in the book for us to share at group times.
If you take any photographs of your child completing the challenge then please email them over to Mrs Hammond or Mrs Baynham for us to share.
We follow a scheme called 'Busy Ants' to deliver our maths lessons. To find out our focus this half term, please take a look at our topic web.
Making Maths Meaningful and Fun!
Maths can sometimes be a daunting subject for either yourself or your child, so it's important they have plenty of support at school and at home.
Make maths fun and allow the children to see its everywhere; we use it everyday!
Take them shopping with you and ask them to find the price or count your change. Sing counting song, measure out ingredients or even just count the steps on the stairs.
We are very lucky at St. Peter's to have access to the Education City activities at home. Take a look at these with your child to help them practise their maths skills.
Take a look at the maths games on the Oxford Owl website...
Help your Child Fall in Love with Reading...
Take a look at the Oxford Owl website. They have some brilliant e-books linked to the same level your child is reading at.
You will need to register with them, but it's completely free!!
Reading with your child once a day can have a huge impact on their ability to think creatively and question and source information. It builds their confidence and skills in breaking down the words into sounds to allow them to read new words.
We ask that you try to find some time once a day, even if it's just 10 minutes, to read with your child.
We encourage that your child should hear you read if possible, so they can experience a wide range of books, and build on their vocabulary.
This doesn't always have to be snuggled up at bedtime, it could be whilst you're making dinner, reading a recipe or following instruction whilst building furniture or washing clothes.