WELCOME TO YEAR 1

Welcome to the Year 1 class page. Please explore the page to find out information about what your children will be learning each term, along with letters and other useful documents. Please do not hesitate to come and see a member of the class team if you have further questions or queries. 

This year we are all aiming to go: Above and beyond

They children have had a super start to the new year! We have talked about our School Rules and we are thinking about them in everything we do. Everyone has been using great manners, working hard and and treating others with respect.

MEET THE STAFF

Mrs Linda Clarke and Mrs Amanda

Gibbard-Atherton- Year 1 Teachers

Mrs Holly Sabin - Year 1 Teaching Assistant

Mrs Rachel Currie - Year 1 Teaching Assistant

We have had time to explore our construction toys and games and have been sharing things nicely - great teamwork!

The children have been enjoying our class reading books and have shown great pencil control in their writing and drawing.

SUPPORTING YOUR CHILDREN AT HOME

In KS1 we encourage each child to read to an adult at home five times in each week. There are gold stars and certificates to be earned if children read regularly!

 Useful Websites

General

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1

The BBC Bitesize website has useful resources and games for maths, literacy (including phonics) and science.

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/interactive/

Another useful website with interactive games for all areas of the curriculum. The ‘Homework Help’ section is also helpful with information on many topics.

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/

Packed with resources! We use some of the maths games to support mental maths practice for example. Many games and activities linked to all curriculum areas. Links to other useful websites are also on here. You can search by subject or Key Stage

Literacy/Phonics

http://www.ictgames.com/literacy.html

A website with many games linked to different areas of literacy learning.

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

A website children are familiar with as we use it in school. It links to the phonics phases and has some very good games for helping to consolidate phonics skills.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/wordsandpictures/phonics/

Another site useful for phonics games and printable activities

http://www.kenttrustweb.org.uk/kentict/content/games/literacy_menu.html

Another useful set of games related to literacy/phonics. We especially like Airport X-Ray, Premiership Words and Silly Bull.

http://www.roythezebra.com/reading-games-word-level.html

Useful reading/phonics games with many areas of learning e.g. alphabetical order, all phonic patterns, rhyme.

http://www.roythezebra.com/reading-games-sentence-level.html

Lots of good ideas for supporting with punctuation and other sentence level learning.

Maths

http://www.maths-games.org/

Some of the same games also on Top Marks website. Lots of excellent ideas for practising mental maths skills.

http://www.teachingtables.co.uk/

There is a small subscription to this website although many games you can try for ‘evaluation’ and can play anyway. We really like ‘Table Mountain’ for learning times table facts.

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks1numeracy.html

Excellent series of games and activities linked to all areas of mathematics. We have used some of the money activities and always use the large hundred square – excellent for supporting all calculations and counting activities.

http://nrich.maths.org/primary-lower

The nrich website contains many excellent maths challenges for children. The one, two or three stars show how challenging they are. Excellent for getting children to apply their problem solving skills across different areas of mathematics. Again, some of these ideas are adapted for use in the classroom. There is a good ‘student area’ with online activities

http://www.mathszone.co.uk/

Another site with many fun but challenging activities linked to all areas of maths.

 

There are many more websites out there but we cannot vouch for usefulness! If in doubt, please come and ask us.

Cropredy C of E Primary School
Station Rd
Cropredy
Banbury
OX17 1PU

Please contact Mrs Alfandary or Mrs Haynes at reception

01295 750210
office.3000@cropredy.oxon.sch.uk

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Psalm 23

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