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Welcome to Year F's Information Page

 

On this page you will find:

  • Information about our classes
  • A topic map for this term
  • Information about our current learning in school
  • Ways in which you can support your child at home

Class Information

 

In Class 3 you will find Mrs Denise Grant and Miss Mia Tiltman, Class 3's full time LSA.

 

In Class 4 you will find Miss Alison Doidge and Mrs Jo Poupart, Class 4's full time HLTA.

 

Both Year F classrooms are supported by an SNA, Mrs Nicola Rawlings.

Ways in which you can support your child at home

 

Phonics

 

We have started learning phase 2 sounds

 

s-a-t-p

i-n-m-d

g-o-c-k

 

Half Term Break - Please revise all of the above sounds using the flash cards that have been sent home in your child's Phonics Folder

 

e-u-r-h

b-f-l

and double consonants ck-ll- ss- ff

 

We aim to learn 4 sounds a week, and we will add new decodable words to your child's phonics folder weekly. Regular practise (ideally daily) reading these words will reinforce children’s learning in the classroom.

 

Encourage your child to segment each word: breaking it down to individual sounds e.g. t-a-p. They should then be able to hear that these sounds blend to say “tap”. If they struggle to blend, try saying the sounds aloud for them increasingly quickly to help them hear the word.

 

It is up to you how you practise these words, but try to keep it short (around 5 minutes) and fun e.g. chop up the words for a lucky dip; hide the words for a treasure hunt; or keep it simple and flash through the words as fast as you can and see if you can get faster each day.

 

Online games such as “Picnic on Pluto” found on http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk can provide extra practise at reading decodable words (real and nonsense words).

 

We will also learn and sing Jolly Phonics songs for each new sound we learn. You can find these on Youtube, simply search “jolly phonics” and the sound you want to hear e.g “jolly phonics b” and you can listen to the songs with your child (over and over again if you like!).

 

Miss Doidge and Mrs Grant can also happily guide you to additional resources!


Maths 

 

We have started learning our numbers to 10. The children have been drawing the numbers, making the numbers, ordering the numbers and recognising the numbers through rhymes. 

 

0 "Around to my left to find my hero, back to the top. I've made a zero!"

1 "A downward stroke, my that's fun! Now I've made the number 1!"

2 "Half a heart says I love you, add a line it's number 2!"

3 "Around a tree, around a tree. Now I've made a number 3!"

4 "Down and across and down once more. Now I've made the number 4!"

5 "Draw the back, the belly and the hat. Now I've drawn a number 5!"

6 "Bend down low to pick up sticks. Now I've made the number 6!"

7 "Across the sky and down from heaven. Now I've made the number 7!"

8 "Make an s and close the gate. Now I've made the number 8!"

9 "Make an oval, add a line. Now I've made the number 9!"

 

All of our maths this term is very practical and hands on. As well as being able to recognise numbers, it is also very important that they understand the value of each number and the different combinations of numbers. For example, the number 3: this has a value of 3 and it also has the combination of 1 and 2 and 2 and 1. 

 

 

 

Please visit the 'Home Learning' section under the 'Children' tab for more links to phonic and maths games and take a look at 'Year Group Information' under the 'Parents' tab to find out more about our weekly learning.