Welcome to Mrs Kay's Class!
Year 1 The Owls
Love and Learning. We’re all about these in The Owls!
Love - of each other; through kindness, acceptance and being a good friend, but also love of our world; our school and the wider environment.
Learning- to become confident readers, writers and mathematicians, whilst getting excited by finding out new things.
When we add these two things together our aim is to develop a love of learning!
Our class is made up of the youngest year 1 children and so our year together starts as a gentle journey, as the children are nurtured into formal learning. Building independence skills and gaining resilience for learning are central to our first term together.
We take a huge pride in each and every achievement, no matter how small, as they’re all steps on our learning journey.
In whatever we do, we encourage a growth mindset and that’s why we have as our class motto ‘I can’t do it…yet!’ We want our children to become creative thinkers and problem solvers who are ready to face the new challenges each subsequent year group will bring.
Reading at Home
It is important that children continue to practise their reading skills at home on a daily basis. With this in mind you may find the following website useful as a source of colour banded books to supplement the books they are bringing home from school. Simply select books from the same colour band which your child is sent home then encourage them to read the book aloud and practise their recall and comprehension skills as you would normally.
Additional Apps to support Learning in Y1
PHONICS, READING AND LANGUAGE
Twinkl Phonic Suite -British Phonics by Twinkl Ltd
Jolly Phonics by Jolly Learning
Teach Your Monster to Read by Teach Monster Games
PP Phase 2 by Phonics Play
Mr Thorne Does Phonics
Squeebles Spelling Test by Keystage Fun
Puppet Pals 2 by Polished Play
Motion Maths Hungry Fish
Squeebles addition and subtraction by Keystage Fun
Finger numbers by Multitouch Maths
Maths Facts: number bonds by Rob Clarke
Bee Bot by TTS group
HANDWRITING, LETTER AND NUMBER FORMATION
Sand Draw: beach creativity by Kalrom Systems Ltd