The children learn a wide range of vocabulary in each of the subject areas which is progressive and can be found in the Knowledge Organisers below.
End of Year Expectations
At the end of Year One we aim that pupils will be achieving the end of year expectations that are outlined on the school website.
The children will also complete a statutory phonics assessment called the ‘Phonics Screening’ in June. During this screening your child is required to read 40 words. Some are real words and some are pseudo words. They are required to sound and blend these words. The results of the Phonics Screening will be sent home with your child’s end of year report.
We know that a child’s parents are their first and most important teachers, and we want to continue to work in partnership with you to ensure your child is as successful as they can be. We endeavour to provide home learning opportunities for the children that are motivating, giving parents the chance to be an integral part of their child’s education.
Children will have homework set online each Friday to be returned to school on the following Wednesday. The homework is available online in the ‘Our Children’ section on the School Website. If you have any questions regarding this, please contact your child’s class teacher who will be more than happy to help.
The Reading Model at BHHIS
Your child will read the same book in school from our reading scheme in school at least 3x per week with an adult. The children read in groups, led by a trained adult. Each day has a specific focus. The book they are reading will be allocated online on a Monday*. A hard copy of the book may also be sent home.
Daily Focus -
Day 1 – Decoding and Prediction
Day 2- Fluency and Prosody
Day 3 – Comprehension
Within each session there is a specific structure that all staff follow throughout the school.
Focus 1: Grapheme Phoneme Correspondence
Focus 2: Use flash cards to read tricky and fully decodable words.
Focus 3: Teach the children to read the tricky words in the text
Focus 4: The trained adult with the group models the skill that we are practising.
The phonetically decodable book will be allocated to your child on day one on line and hard copy of the book may also be sent home; please ensure that the book is in school every day otherwise it will affect the delivery of our reading model.
Children who are not making expected progress in their reading take part in "Keep Up" sessions with adults in school.
Your child’s class teacher will give you your child’s username, password and school id for you to login in to Bug Club Active Learn.
*Due to copyright some titles are not available to allocate online so a hard copy of the book will be sent home
Children are encouraged to read each day alongside an adult and for a comment/signature to be recorded daily in their reading records. When a comment has been made your child will be able to add a raffle ticket into the 'Reading Raffle'. At the end of each half-term a ticket will be drawn from each class in a special assembly to win a prize.