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Curriculum

Welcome back Class 1. Our new topic is Childhood

This project teaches us about everyday life and families today, including comparisons with childhood in the 1950s, using artefacts and a range of different sources. 

 

We will also learn about our world in geography in Our Wonderful World project. This essential skills and knowledge project teaches children about physical and human features, maps, cardinal compass points, and positional and directional language. They learn about the equator, hemispheres and continents and are introduced to the countries, capital cities and settlements of the United Kingdom. We will carry out simple fieldwork to find out about local physical and human features. In RE, children will investigate the concept of belonging in the Christian community. Science, will focus on objects that are made from materials. We will identify a range of everyday materials and their sources and investigate the properties of materials. In Art, we will explore basic colour theory by studying the colour wheel and colour mixing. In RSHE, we will learn about digital literacy and how to keep ourselves safe online. 

 

Read Write Inc - Phonics and Spelling

At Kneesall School we use the Read Write Inc. scheme for Phonics and Spelling. It is a very popular and successful literacy programme. Your child will learn to read in a very simple way. He or she will learn to:

1. Read letters by their ‘sounds’

2. Blend these sounds into words

3. Read the words in a story.

The sounds are split into 3 sets and children read books that contain sounds that they have already learnt to enable them to build their confidence and therefore read more fluently. Fluency in reading is very important as it allows the children to focus on understanding what they are reading rather than having to focus on decoding to read.  

First, your child will learn to read:

•  Set 1 Speed Sounds: these are sounds written with one letter: m  a  s  d  t  i  n  p  g  o  c  k  u  b  f  e  l  h  r  j  v   y  w  z  x and sounds written with two letters  (your child will call these ‘special friends’): sh  th  ch   qu  ng  nk  ck

• Words containing these sounds, by sound-blending,  e.g. m–a–t  mat, c–a–t  cat, g–o–t  got, f–i–sh  fish,  s–p–o–t  spot, b–e–s–t  best, s–p–l–a–sh  splash

• Red, Green and Purple Storybooks.

 

Second, he or she will learn to read:

•  Set 2 Speed Sounds: ay  ee  igh  ow  oo  oo  ar  or   air  ir  ou  oy

•  Words containing these sounds

•  Pink, Orange and Yellow Storybooks.

 

Third, he or she will learn to read:

•  Set 3 Speed Sounds: ea  oi  a-e  i-e  o-e  u-e  aw   are  ur  er  ow  ai  oa  ew  ire  ear  ure

• Words containing these sounds

• Blue and Grey Storybooks.

 

Children will learn an associated phrase for each of the set 2 and 3 Speed Sounds to help to remember them. (Please see attached document below).

Each daily RWI lesson consists of a Speed Sound lesson, a chance to practise reading words from their current book, an independent read of the current book and a writing activity based on the book.

One book last for three days over which children also learn about grammar and do comprehension activities linked to the book.

 

The Oxford Owl website has loads of really useful resources to help you support your child:

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/read-write-inc-phonics-guide/ 

 

In Year 2, as the children come to the end of the Phonics scheme, they start the Spelling scheme. This looks more closely at spelling, for example different ways of spelling the same sound. 

 

Maths in Key Stage One

In Maths we teach the different areas in blocks. These blocks are:

  • Place Value
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Multiplication and Division
  • Measurement; Length and height
  • Measurement; Weight and volume (Y1)/Mass, Capacity and Temperature (Y2)
  • Measurement; Money
  • Measurement; Time 
  • Fractions
  • Geometry: Position and direction
  • Geometry: Shape
  • Statistics (Y2)

It is going to be a wonderful half term! 

 

Mrs Scott 

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