We are pleased to let you know that your child can receive a daily phonics lesson whilst schools
are closed. Phonics is the way we teach children to recognise the sounds in words. It helps your
child to learn to read and is an essential part of your child’s education. Please Click here to access the resource
Please use the below link to access DB Primary we will be using this platform to set weekly homework.
Our topic this term is called ‘Bright Lights Big City
The children will be learning about.
What is a city
Our capital city London
Human and physical features of settlements
The great Fire of London
Science- changing seasons and the weather, carrying out simple experiments.
In Mathematics we will be:
Learning about numbers to 50, including comparing numbers, 1 more 1 less, and place value
Counting in 2’s and 10’s and 5’s
Comparing lengths and heights, including measuring with non-standard and standard measuring tools In English we will be:
Exploring character descriptions and simple story writing.
Introducing persuasive writing by writing an advert
Consolidating work on suffixes ‘s, es, ing, ed. Introducing ‘er’ and ‘est’ as in bigger biggest
Continuing to learn Phase 5 phonics, children can practice these on phonicsplay.co.uk (username stgabs, password redcat)
General Reminders for Year 1
PE is on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Please make sure your child has a full school PE Kit in school, this is a plain white t shirt, navy shorts and pumps. Can I ask that parents please put their child's name in their child’s kit.
We have a jumper box in class where the children are free to put their jumpers during the day. Please put your child's name in their jumper to avoid any confusion.
Reading books will be changed on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. It is important that you and your child read every night. When you have read with your child please sign their blue reading record, without this signed the children will not be able to change their book for a new one.
Keywords and Spellings - Every week your child will be individually tested on a 1:1 basis on their keywords. If your child reads all their keywords clearly and confidently then they will be given the next set. All keyword testing will be done on a Tuesday.
The children also bring home a set of spellings to learn each week linked to their phonics. Please practice with your child. They have a look cover write check sheet to begin their practice and a purple spelling book for further practice. There will also be a spelling task on Purple Mash. Spelling tests take place on a Friday.
Maths and Phonics homework
The children will be set Maths or Phonics homework on a Friday. This will be available on Purple Mash. Please help your child to work through the tasks which will reinforce what they have learnt in class. Tasks will be set on a Friday to be completed by the following Thursday. If you have any queries or questions please feel free to come and speak to me at the door in a morning or at home time.
Thank you for your constant support