Welcome to Jade Class - Year 1
Reading at home with your child is so important. It helps them to develop their learning in lots of areas. We expect you to hear your child read aloud every night. You may not always have time to read the whole book (we completely understand home life is busy – we are parents too) but just a few pages a day can increase your child’s confidence and get them into the routine of practising and applying their phonic knowledge.
Sometimes your child may want to read a book from home. As long as they are reading, that’s fantastic. Most children this age really love to read new and familiar stories as well as comic books and magazines. Please make sure you sign the Reading Diary otherwise we’ll assume that your child has not read to an adult at home.
In Year 1, as well as phonics, we learn a number of common exception words.
The end of year 1 expectation is to be able to;
- count forwards and backwards to 100,
- recognise 1 more/1 less,
- recognise odd and even numbers,
- count in 2, 5 and 10
- and know their number bonds to 10 (pairs of numbers that make 10) and then to 20.
You can help your child in a variety of ways. The most powerful way will be through discrete and fun activities such as counting out the cutlery for dinner. Disguise the learning! Whilst in the car read a number from a number plate and ask your child to find 1 more and 1 less.
Try to keep any home learning light, and don’t push it if they seem tired or reluctant. The most important thing is to talk with your child about their learning and enjoy seeing the enthusiasm on their face.
We know that phones or tablets are part of many families’ everyday lives and kids love to use them, but it’s not always easy to know which apps and games can benefit your child’s learning.
That is why we have given a quality mark to apps that an independent educational panel believes have good educational value.
Why not try these with your child alongside the other activities listed on this site? Here are the web pages but please see your app store for downloadable versions.