Mapping it all out!

Hi all, We have been been very busy in our learning once again in Year 1! In Phonics this week, we have been focusing on the ‘e’ sound...

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Hi all,

We have been been very busy in our learning once again in Year 1!

In Phonics this week, we have been focusing on the ‘e’ sound spelt /e/ (as in mend) and /ai/ (as in again)and /ea/ (as in bread). Please continue to read your child’s phonics book daily at home. Books will be changed on Friday 1st December.

In English this week, we have been reading a fantastic book called Martha Maps it Out. The book explores maps and labelled diagrams of the Solar System, The Earth, a city, Matha’s flat, Martha’s bedroom and, lastly, herself. We have been exploring non-fiction writing, maps and using ‘I’ in the first person. You could practice writing sentences with ‘I’ in them at home to embed this learning at home.

In Maths, we have been adding two groups together make a new number (the whole). We have been using part-whole diagrams to show the children how to make a simple calculation, e.g 2+3 = 5.

Next week:

  • In Phonics, we will be continuing to learn the ‘ir’ sound spelt /ur/ (as in fur), /er/ (as in her) and /ir/(as in sir).
  • In English, we will be continuing our learning on non-fiction writing and thinking about Eddington.
  • In Maths, we will be continuing to explore part whole models which are a really crucial part of primary maths.

Home learning:

  • Numbots is an educational app which many children enjoy and can be very effective in supporting their understanding of number. You should have received a username and password for your child to access Numbots. Please spend some time exploring Numbots together at home and speak to your child’s class teacher if you need support with this.
  • Another great online tool for learning is a website called PhonicsPlay, which contains free resources for you and your child to look through together.
  • Keep up practice of the basics together – counting up to bigger numbers is always good practice; as is reciting number bonds – 10
  • Seeing as we have been looking at maps, why not create a map of your home or street together? You could add images, labels and details and make it as creative as you like!

Wishing you all a lovely and safe weekend,

The Year 1 Team