Welcome to Owl Class

Scroll down half way down the page to find links to Phonics Play and Emile-Education Home Access.

The Year One Class Teacher is Mrs Towell

The Year One Classroom Assistant is Mrs Wright.

Hello Year One children and parents,

I hope you are all well.  I am writing this on what would have been the last day of the spring term and the start of the Easter holidays. With lengthening days and rising temperatures, most of us would have been looking forward to time outdoors, trips away and well-earned relaxation before the arrival of the summer term.

But, as we all know, we’re all in the middle of a wholly different and unprecedented situation.

To keep some kind of routine, during and after the Easter break, I will continue to set weekly challenges, but in regards to other activities your children can do at home check this out…

 

Here are some ideas for work over the Easter holidays…

English – Please continue to practise your handwriting and read as often as you can. I have attached some handwriting worksheets below which you can print out should you wish to.

Our English focus for the next two weeks is Easter. Please complete your description of the Easter Bunny (See the download below).

In Phonics I will continue to put on the links to the daily interactive sessions which focus on a new sound each day. Follow the links available online every day to learn your Phonics with Rosie and Fred the frog on YouTube Speed Sounds. Next week’s will be all the set 3 sounds, so a little bit trickier!

In Maths the focus is on measure. Can you compare, describe and solve practical problems for mass and weights (for example, heavy/light, heavier than, lighter than). Can you use non-standard units e.g. cubes, bricks, to weigh and compare it to the mass of another object. I have also set work on Emile-Education for you to complete.

Computing / science – Log onto Purple Mash, once you have logged in, complete the Easter Bunny activity and put yourself into the role of the Easter Bunny, showing your thoughts and character in the speech bubble. I have set these activities as a ‘to do’ so it should come up when you log in. Please save it so I can view your completed work. 

Monday 30.3.20                    Watch and learn today's Phonics sound 'oo'  here 

Tuesday 31.3.20                       Watch and learn today's Phonics sound 'ar'  here 

Wednesday 1.4.20                  Watch and learn today's Phonics sound 'or'  here

Thursday 2.4.20                      Watch and learn today's Phonics sound 'air'  here 

Friday 3.4.20                            Watch and learn today's Phonics sound 'ir' here

Check out some of the pictures taken on the afternoon of our Nativity. A BIG well done to all, you were amazing! 

Our topic this term is: 'Would The Beatles have the X-Factor?' and our book this half term is:

Bear Wants More

 

 

 

By Karma Wilson

 

The day 'Zoo2U' brought the Meerkat mob to Owl Class...

CLICK ON THE EMILE LOGO ABOVE TO TAKE YOU TO THE LOG IN PAGE

To download the Emile app on any of your devices such as your PC, iPad, iPhone, Android or Kindle click on the above link. 

CLICK ON THE PHONICS PLAY LOGO ABOVE TO TAKE YOU TO THE WEBSITE

CLICK ON THE PURPLE MASH LOGO ABOVE TO LOG IN TO THE WEBSITE

CLICK ON THE RISING STARS LOGO ABOVE TO TAKE YOU TO THE LOG IN PAGE

Reading at Home

It is important that you read as much as possible to and with your child. When children become more capable readers they develop the skill of word recognition. However, it is essential in Year 1 that children continue to practise good sounding out and blending, so they don’t fall into the trap of guessing the wrong word. This will also prepare them well for their end of year Phonics Screening test.

Year 1 Phonics screening Check Information for Parents

 

How will the children know which words are ‘alien’ (nonsense) words?

The made-up ‘alien’ words are always presented with a picture of an alien, so the children know that they are not real words that they might recognise. They are very familiar with this concept.

 

How will the phonics screening be administered?

Each child is taken through the screening check by a teacher on a 1:1 basis. This will be in a quiet area and there is not a time limit.

 

Will we be told about our child’s results?

The results of the check will be issued in the end of year reports.

 

What is the pass mark?

The standard threshold pass mark for this year’s phonics screening check will be published after the children have sat the check. Last year the pass mark was 32 out of 40.

 

What happens if my child doesn’t pass the phonics screening check?

Any child that does not reach the standard threshold will sit the 2020 screening check when they are in year 2, with the following year’s cohort of year 1s.

 

When will the phonics screening take place?

The government requires that the check must be taken during the week commencing 10th June. So it is important that no holidays are taken during this time.

 

How can we support our child out of school?

Play lots of sound and listening games with your child. An excellent website for this: 

All phonics phases are covered on this website.

Information for Parents: The Phonics Screening Check

The phonics screening check is a short, simple test taken by Year 1 children in England each June to assess their reading ability. Parents can watch our short video below to find out what happens during the check and why it's useful.
Please note that we are not a Read Write Inc school, so the video is accurate until 1 min 40 sec.

You will find the following sound mats useful this year. By the end of this year we will have learnt all of these sounds in Phonics.