Year 1's Summer Term Curriculum
Our main topic this term will focus on
Houses and Homes long ago
Our Summer term will incorporate both Geography and History skills. Year 1 will delve into houses and homes across the ages. We will discover what settlements are and the attributes needed for a settlement.
We will use map skills to explore our local area and locate the school, our homes and things in the local area.
Helping at Home
With each subject, there may be things that you can do at home to support your child's learning. Please see the ideas below, which are optional extras. We would love to see what you have been up to!
In Maths, you could access different games and activities to support fluency; the faster your child can remember key ideas, the easier it will be to access much of the work we do in class. Click here for some suggestions! Don't forget to use Numbots regularly too.
In science, we shall be learning about materials. You could distinguish between an object and the materials from which it has been made of. Learn and name a variety of everyday materials, including; wood, plastic, glsas, metal, water, and rock.
In computing, In the summer term, we are going back to laptops. It would be wonderful if your child could spend some time using a laptop of computer and navigating around using the mouse or touch pad. We will be exploring word processor and therefore your child will need to use the keyboard and locate the keys. There are some online games such as those on typing.com.
In English, a really important part to help your child at home is to read.
We ask that you read every day with your child and record it in their reading records. Reading is the base for all learning across the school so make this a priority for your family.
Always go over the phonics sounds before reading as this will help your child to remember them before they go to read the story.
Talk! Talk about your day, talk about what you are doing, describe things with your children. Get your children to think of different ways to say a word. For example - big- huge, giant, large, enormous etc.
Let your child read instructions when cooking, or let them make the shopping the shopping list.
This term, the children will take part in the Phonics Screening.
Children complete a word-reading check at the end of Year 1 so that parents can be confident their children are being taught to read successfully.
Children read 40 words. It takes between two and five minutes.
If they do not manage to read 32 of the words, they are given extra support, and repeat the check at the end of Year 2.
The 'pass' mark of 32 is subject to change by the government and schools will be notified some time in June of this figure.
Games such as those on Phonics Bloom or Phonics Play can help to support sounding out these words.
Use the sound mat (handed out at the beginning of there year, and again at parent's evening) to help your child to identify the sounds in the words shown, ask them to sound out the word three times, and then blend the sounds back together. Using this process will ensure that your child does not guess the word and mispronounce any words
Finally, to support your child with writing, encourage your child to say their sentence first. When saying their sentence, encourage them to pronounce words correctly. This will support accurate spelling and to choose the correct sounds.