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This half term, Year 1 will have 5 phonics across the week. 4 of the lessons will be focused on sounds and the other lesson will focus on tricky words. As well as the phonics lessons, Year 1 will have one 'Big Write' a week and a grammar lesson. 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 focus will remain as capital letters, full stops, finger spaces, writing on the line, letters the right way round, using our phonics, remembering our tricky words and writing in full sentences. 


In grammar children will be learning about composing a sentence orally, finger spaces, capital letters (names and beginning of a sentence), full stops, what a noun and verb is, adjectives and using 'and' and 'because' to join clauses.


The topic for this half term will be space. Some of the texts we will be using are:

The man on the moon

The way back home

Whatever next

Aliens love underpants

How to catch a star


We will also make sure we are using non fiction books and explaining the difference to the children between these and normal story/fiction books.