Year 1 Spelling

It’s the holiday…

Posted on Sunday 23 October 2011 by Mr Roundtree

…so there are no homework or spellings.

However, there are lots of ways you can support you child’s learning, first and foremost by visiting our Help Your Child section.

There are lots of things to do in or near Leeds, from geo-caching on Monday to a spooky Halloween walk on Sunday.  Here are a few other ideas to fill the October half-term holiday with activities…

  • take your child for an autumnal walk in Roundhay Park to collect chestnuts for a game of conkers or autumn leaves for an autumn collage;
  • on a cold, autumn day, stay indoors and spend time baking (What unit of measurement will we use to weigh? If we want to make twice as much, how much will we need? When will the food be ready?);
  • take a trip to Leeds Art Gallery – the Damien Hirst exhibition should prove a great opportunity for lots of discussion, description and possibly disagreement!
  • and, as always, enjoy some relaxing reading (why not read some Tintin stories from a local library in preparation for the forthcoming film?)

School re-opens on Tuesday 01 November 2011 (following a training day on Monday 31 October 2011).

14 October 2011

Posted on Friday 14 October 2011 by

This week, we are learning to spell words with the ‘ay’ sound.

These will be tested on Friday 21 October.

day

play

stay

pay

clay

bay

07 October 2011

Posted on Friday 07 October 2011 by

This week we continue to look at words we need in maths.

These words will be tested on Friday 14 October.

seven

eight

nine

ten

one

two

30 September 2011

Posted on Thursday 29 September 2011 by

This week we are looking at words we will need in our maths.

These words will be tested on Friday 07 October.

one

two

three

four

five

six

23 September 2011

Posted on Thursday 22 September 2011 by

This week’s list is high frequency words.  They will be tested on Friday 30 September.

has

not

saw

boy

was

girl

16 September 2011

Posted on Friday 16 September 2011 by

Spelling is an integral part of the writing process. Pupils who spell with ease are able to concentrate on the content of their writing. With this in mind, we carry on with the Letters and Sounds programme on a daily basis in Year 1.

Spelling lists will be given out on a Friday and will be linked to the sounds being taught that week or a list of frequently used words. Sometimes, the list will link to the class topic.

This week’s list includes words that the children will need in their day to day writing.

and

not

the

a

to

can

Practise learning the words in preparation for Friday 23 Septenber .

Hint: practice little and often works best!

It’s the summer…

Posted on Friday 15 July 2011 by Mr Roundtree

…so there are no homework activities or spellings to learn.

Don’t forget learning can still happen in the holidays:

  • take your children to the park and talk about what they can see, hear and smell;
  • take a trip using a bus or train, and take time to look at the timetable (Why is it in the 24 hour clock? How long will the journey last? When will we arrive?)
  • enjoy visits to the local library;
  • spend time baking (What unit of measurement will we use to weigh? If we want to make twice as much, how much will we need? When will the food be ready?);
  • encourage your child to write some postcards to friends and family;
  • take a trip to a museum or art gallery.

Research shows that the long summer holidays can mean some children’s learning regresses and they might struggle in the autumn term to keep up.  Frequent talk-times, reading, counting and tables practice are so important!

08 July 2011

Posted on Friday 08 July 2011 by

This week, we are looking at words we need to spell correctly in our writing.

These words will be tested on Friday 15 July.

under

looking

wish

park

birds

liked

grow

girl

boat

Iiked

01 July 2011

Posted on Thursday 30 June 2011 by

This week we are looking at words we need to spell correctly in our everyday writing.

These words will be tested on Friday 08 June.

with

when

home

because

was

this

after

school

I      (It needs a capital!)

my

24 June 2011

Posted on Friday 24 June 2011 by

This week, we are again learning to spell ‘ai’ words and to use them in sentences.

Children will be tested on them in class on Friday 01 July.

pail

sail

again

paint

rain

pain

train

brain