Year 1 Mr Feeley
Mr J Feeley - Class Teacher
Mrs S Harvey - Class HLTA
Mrs H Paddick - Learning Mentor
Welcome to year 1 September 2020 Parent Pack
Term 1 & 2 photos
Here are some highlights from the year so far!
Friday Bulletins (Term 1)
Phonics and reading in Year 1
We teach reading by following the DFE's Letters and Sounds and support this through various apps and resources, such as Jolly Phonics kinaesthetic actions, Fast Phonics and Phonics Play. We dedicate 20 to 30 minutes each day to phonics teaching at each child's own developmental 'Phase' of learning.
As children move through the early stages of acquiring phonics, they practise by reading texts which are entirely decodable for them from a number of quality and carefully selected books which are nationally recommended. Please bring in your bookbags on a Wednesday morning so we can hear each child read with their recommended book and give new books before going home on a Friday. Reading Eggs also has other books which can be independently read through the app.
Once children have a secure knowledge of letter/sound correspondences and can blend words confidently, they access our book banded reading scheme which has a wide variety of books accessible for children as they develop through fluency and maturity. This is designed to give children experience of a variety of reading genres. There are fiction and non-fiction books within each level.
All children are encouraged to select books from the classroom, library or home to share with their parents to encourage a love of reading.
Once children can read fluently and with good understanding, they self-select books for independent reading from the school library or from home.
The school has high expectations for pupils to read at home but are limiting the number of books we are sending home due to COVID restrictions. We ask that a child reads at home a minimum of 2 times per week in KS1 and adults note this in the Reading Record.
We try to do as much as we can to establish good working relationships between home and school so we can all work together to raise all pupils standards.