Summer term learning in Year 1 Robins
Welcome to our class page,
Please read through this page to know what the Robins will be learning this term.
If a child has to isolate because they have been in contact with a covid positive person or they have the virus, they will continue their education remotely. For full details please read the contingency planning for remote education document (below).
Please do not hesitate to contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions, concerns or require further guidance.
Robins Class Teacher
Summer celebration of learning
Save the date! Our sharing assembly will take place on the 10th of May. Details to follow.
New home learning activities are uploaded onto Google Classroom on a Friday.
Reading at home
We recognise the value of a partnership between home and school to support children in the development of their reading skills. Children who read regularly for 10-15 minutes at home will gain a great deal. Please encourage your child to read at least 5 times a week.
Tips for reading with your child:
Find a quiet space and a quiet time.
Have a look at the front cover together. Ask your child to tell you what they think the book will be about (predict).
Don’t worry if your child gets a word wrong. Encourage them to read till the end of the sentence. They might self-correct, however if they are really stuck encourage them to use ’Special Friends’, ‘Fred Talk’, ‘read the word’.
Discuss the story and encourage their storyteller voice
Listen to your child read the same Read Write Inc. Storybook again and again.
Children in Year 1 will take home different types of books depending on their stage of reading (see reading and writing document above).
We are focusing on Greenling by Levi Pinfold. This book will help us learn about persuasive writing.
We will also learn about poetry, for this unit our focus texts will be poems about Stegosaurus Stan and Stegosaurus Wayne.
We will continue learning about place value, this time with numbers to 100.
We will build on our knowledge of geometry by looking at the position and direction of different shapes. Also, we will learn about fractions, money (coins and notes) and measuring length and height.
In this topic we will learn about toys from the present and the past and some of their features.
Please take at our knowledge organiser (below) to know the vocabulary and facts that we will learn.
We are learning about everyday materials.
In this unit we will:
Distinguish between an object and the material from which it is made.
Identify and name a variety of everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water, and rock .
Describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials .
Compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of their simple physical properties.
Ensure your child reads at least once a day for 10 minutes or more. It is essential that you not only hear them read but also model fluency and expression through reading more challenging texts to your child. For more information see the document above.
See the link below for some suggestions, taking into account the reading age and the interest age.
Additionally, you can find confident readers reading aloud at the world book day storytime online, so your child can hear a range of readers.
It is important to talk about and ask questions about the books that they have read. You can find a range of questions here.
Discuss interesting or new vocabulary and encourage your child to use it in their writing or speech.
Each week your child could write a book review on a book that they have read to share with their class. Templates can be found here
Other websites to support reading at home
Reading eggs (free 30 day trial)
Read Write Inc. (Phonics)
Every child in Year 1 joins in with Read Write inc speed sounds lessons.
On the Ruth Miskin You Tube Channel you can also find videos to support your child’s reading and writing at home.
You can also find a sample of free ebooks that support the RWInc lessons here.
Suggested reading list:
Here is a list of books that you may want to read with your child.
The Smartest Giant in Town - Julia Donaldson
A Squash and a Squeeze - Julia Donaldson
The Gruffalo’s Child - Julia Donaldson
The Gigantic Turnip - Aleksei Tolstoy
The Whisperer - Nick Butterworth
The Blue Balloon - Nick Butterworth
The Cat in the Hat - Dr Seuss
Hairy Maclary - Lynley Dodd
The Incredible Book Eating Boy - Oliver Jeffers
The Large Family Collection - Jill Murphy
Charlie and Lola - Lauren Child
The Trouble with Jack - Shirley Hughes
My Friend Bear - Jez Alborough
Avocado Baby - John Burningham
The Jolly Postman - Allan Ahlberg
Mister Magnolia - Quentin Blake
Frog and Toad are Friends - Arnold Lobel
The Princess and the Pea - Minnie Grey
Don’t Forget the Bacon - Pat Hutchins
Emperor of Absurdia - Chris Riddell
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs - Jon Scieszka
Mixed up Fairy Tales Hillary Robinson - Nick Sharratt
Not Now Bernard - David Mckee
Professor Astro Cat’s Human Body Odyssey - Dominic Walliman
The Big Book Bugs - Yuval Zommer
Once Upon a Raindrop - James Carter
A Cat’s Guide to the Sky - Stuart Atkinson