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For the Spring 2 half term, Year 1 will have 4 phonics lessons across the week. As well as the phonics lessons, Year 1 will have one 'Big Write' a week as well as daily sessions focused around a text/story. This half term we are also introducing a grammar session where we will begin to look at: question marks, exclamation marks, plurals, adding -ing, -ed and er/est. When the children are not working directly with an adult they will be completing independent tasks which will be based around cursive writing, tricky words and writing in full sentences. Some of the independent work will also be based around texts we are doing in class. 


The Big Write will continue to be on a Wednesday this half term. The main focus will be for the children to write in full sentences. We will particularly focus on capital letters, full stops, finger spaces, writing on the line, letters the right way round, using our phonics, remembering our reception tricky words and beginning to use cursive writing. 


Some key texts we are using this half term are:

  • Some key texts we are using this half term are:

  • Handa's Surprise
  • Meerkat Mail
  • Monkey Puzzle
  • Dinosaur Roar
  • Tyrannosaurus Drip
  • Amazing Grace
  • Spring stories (related to science)
  • Reception and Year 1 core stories