WELCOME TO YEAR 1
A very warm welcome to our children, families and visitors to our class page. We hope you enjoy reading about some of the things we get up to in year 1, as we definitely have lots of fun.
In year 1 we are very busy learning every day! We continue to build on all the skills that we learnt in Reception that we will need throughout school in order to be independent learners who are motivated, curious and construct a love for learning.
This term our learning is driven by our geography project, Bright Lights, Big City, exploring landmarks around the United Kingdom. Find out more from the term 3 knowledge organiser and termly overview below.
Please do not hesitate to contact the school office if you have any queries.
We look forward to an exciting and busy term in Rabbit Class!
Miss Fraser and Mrs Elms
What is a Knowledge Organiser?
A Knowledge Organiser is a single page document that sets out the important information that children should know by the end of a project. It is the minimum that needs to be known, rehearsed and stored over time in the long term memory. They should be viewed as the starting point for the topic being learnt. Over the course of the topic the children will learn at a deeper and wider level.
How can they be used at home?
1. These can be used as conversation starters with your children to find out what they have learnt at school.
2. Support children in carrying out their own research around the topics.
3. Visit your local library, museums and trips to explore the topic.
4. Become familiar with the key text.
5. Learn the specific vocabulary and what they mean.
6. Self-quiz at home.
Your child will have their login at the back of their reading record.
Whole Class Reading
This term, in addition to phonics, we will be starting Whole Class Reading (WCR) using ICLUE. ICLUE is a set of comprehension based reading symbols that help us to focus more specifically on the different comprehension skills. Each symbol will help us to think about each comprehension target explicitly and enable us to explore these targets in greater depth. These targets are listed below:
Inference and deduction
Locating and retrieving
The activities are largely discussion based and we will be looking at different traditional tales. Our WCR book this week (W/C 06.09.21) is 'The Elves and the Shoemaker'.