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Old Dalby Church of EnglandPrimary School

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Class 1

Welcome to Class 1!

Welcome back and a Happy New Year to you all! 


You can find below our Knowledge Organisers which detail what we'll be learning about this term in Class 1. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us via the office email or school phone number.



Our PE day is Wednesday. Please send your child in their kit.



Our reading scheme has changed and you will receive an email detailing our new approach. In short, your child will bring home 1 book and the expectation is that they will read it at least 3 times in the week. The repetition is key to helping your child recognise tricky words, read with more fluency and pace, and build confidence in their own ability. The book will match carefully with the sounds your child has shown knowledge of in class. They will continue to bring a story back to enjoy throughout the week.



Our phonic scheme now links directly to our reading scheme. Reception are currently working on phase 3 and year 1 are on phase 5. We've attached a copy of the phonemes (sounds) and also the tricky high frequency words we teach alongside. Your child will have a pack of words to learn at home and these get checked frequently, so please keep them in their bookbag.



Throughout the year Reception will be learning all about the numerals to 10 (and beyond), about common 2d and 3d shapes, different types of measurement, money and positional language. Our main knowledge orgnanisers will detail exactly what we'll be teaching each term & we'll be sending individual targets home for each child, when appropriate.


Year 1- If you'd like to help your child at home with their maths, we've attached helpful knowledge organisers which clearly layout the key information, skills and vocabulary taught, in each unit. We've organised them into the terms in which we'll teach them too.



Year 1 Math Knowledge Organisers

Knowledge Organisers for Autumn term

Knowledge Organiser for Spring term 1

Home Learning wk beginning 31st January



Phonics- we're learning 'ar' today. Please recap all sounds learnt and there's a sheet attached if you'd like to try it.

Maths- today we are learning about number 9. Watch series 2 episode 4 numberblocks on cbeebies as a nice way to introduce. Then have a look at home to see if you can find anything which shows 9 (this could be the numeral 9 or it could have 9 stripes, 9 spikes, 9 dots...) and then things that aren't 9.

Literacy- we're continuing to think of our story from last week and we're hiding bears around class!  Then we're using complete sentences to explain where they are. You could model a sentence for your child or let them have a go at writing it themselves.

Topic- this week we are having DT week and are making our own houses from cardboard boxes. Today we are drawing our plan and then getting the base structure sorted (a box with sides but no roof!) 

Have fun!


Phonics- today we are learning 'ur' as in 'fur, 'turn'. Please see the sheet attached.

Maths- we are looking at ordering our numbers. Ask your child to write them on a piece of paper (correcting formation where necessary) then cut them out. Can they order them to 9? Can they spot which numbers are missing if you remove some? Are they able to explain how they know? ("7 is missing because it comes after 6 and before 8")

Literacy- I've attached some pictures of teddies in a position. Pick one and have a go at a sentence explaining where the teddy is.

Topic- we'll be continuing with our houses this afternoon. If you have a box at home to use, we will be looking at how to cut out windows and add doors. I've attached an example of how to make a door on a hinge if you wanted to be adventurous!!

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