Welcome to Year 1!
From March, Mrs Truslove will be joined in teaching Year 1 by Miss Sullivan. Miss Conwell and Mrs Qureshi will continue to support the children with their learning in class.
What wonderful masks the children made for their Carnival of the Animals topic.
Teach Your Monster to Read
Have you seen the Kids' Zone and Kids' Links? Play games, and visit some cool websites which could help you do your homework.
Within school spelling is taught through the teaching of phonics. As a school we teach this through Letters and Sounds. The full letters and sounds phases can be found in our school policy section. Some of the main terminology that children will come into contact with is listed in the glossary.
Phoneme – The smallest unit of sound. There are approximately 44 phonemes in English. Phonemes can be put together to make words.
Grapheme – A way of writing down a phoneme. Graphemes can be made up from 1 letter e.g. p, 2 letters e.g. sh, 3 letters e.g. tch or 4 letters e.g. ough.
GPC – Grapheme Phoneme Correspondence. Knowing a GPC means being able to match a phoneme to a grapheme and vice versa.
Digraph – A grapheme containing two letters that makes one sound.
Trigraph – A grapheme containing three letters that makes one sound.
Blending – This involves looking at a word and merging phonemes together to make it. This is the basis for reading.
Segmenting – This involves hearing a word, splitting it down into the phonemes that make it, using knowledge of GPCs to work out which graphemes represent those phonemes (sounds) and then writing those graphemes down in the right order. This is the basis of spelling.
A new project-based homework is being trialled with tasks being set for each half-term.
Literacy Interactive Games