Badgers 1/2 2022 - 2023
Welcome to the Brilliant Badgers!
Spring term 1
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This term we are welcoming Miss Elliott, a trainee teacher, to Badgers. I know the children will enjoy spending time with her as she continues to develop her career.
As the weather is cold and changeable at this time of year, please ensure gloves, hats and scarves are named to avoid items getting lost.
Our history topic this term is Toys and the children will be making their own traumatrope or peg dolls. The children will be learning about Victorian toys through to modern day toys, thinking about the materials used over the time period and exploring the toys through hands on experience of playing with them.
The new lockers are very popular with the children and have already made a positive impact in keeping the corridors tidier and safer. If your child brings in a back pack, please ensure that these are of a reasonable size as they need to keep coats, lunch boxes, book bags, gloves, scarves etc in their lockers.
In English, our non-fiction writing this term focusses on the film clip Zahra.The children will be learning about extended noun phrases, punctuation, character descriptions and persuasive writing. Maths looks at addition and subtraction, money, fractions and multiplication. We encourage the children to use manipulatives to support their learning and they have access to extend their own learning in our new Discovery Zone during COOL time.
Reading and Phonics in Badgers
Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised Phonics Scheme
This year, we have decided to use the Little Wandle phonics scheme. Phonics is taught daily and reading practise takes place three times a week. During these sessions, the chldren will read books at their relevant phonic level and the books are changed weekly. Each session will have a different focus, decoding, prosody and comprehension. Following the reading practise, the e-books will be uploaded weekly for your child to read at home. Most children will be able to read them independently and they need to be able to read 90% of the book fluently. Please endeavour to read the books three times a week.
Your child is able to choose a book from the school library and bring it home to share with you. These books are reading for pleasure with or by you to encourage a love of reading. Please return the book on a Monday.
School Reading Books
Children still have access to a school reading book which they keep in school. They read these books weekly with an adult, with their Reading Buddy and independently. In the files, you can find a list of recommended reading books for both Year 1 and Year 2.
You may also wish to use Oxford Owl ebooks or Teach your Monster to Read which is a great app
PE will take place each Tuesday and Thursday. This will be outdoors and therefore, please ensure your child has the appropriately named PE Kit. Your child needs to come to school in their PE clothes. Swimming takes place on Thursday afternoon. Group 2 swim from January to Easter with group 1 taking part in P.E.
Some useful websites …
Year 1 Phonics Screening Support Phonics
Oxford Owl phonics support https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/learn-to-read-phonics/
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