This half term, Year 1 will have 5 phonics lessons 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, 2 grammar lessons and a comprehension session. 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. We will also be encouraging children to use anything new they will be learning in grammar. This will include question and exclamation marks.
We are going to have a real focus on grammar this half term and the children will now have 2 lessons across the week. 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, question and exclamation marks, the prefix 'un', adding -ing, er and est and plurals.
Once children are introduced to their topic, we will add some of the texts we will be using this half term.
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.