Year 1 & 2
Autumn Term 1 PE Days
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Although your child will be taught to read at school, you can have a huge impact on their reading journey by continuing their practise at home.
Children in Mile Post One continue to follow the Little Wandle scheme for reading and phonics. Whilst they are still learning through the Little Wandle scheme the children will bring home a reading practice book. This will be at the correct phonic stage for your child. They should be able to read this fluently and independently. They will also bring home a sharing book. Your child will not be able to read this on their own. This book is for you both to read and enjoy together. Your child will bring home new books each Wednesday. Please ensure they are returned on a Monday.
Here is a link to the Little Wandle website where you can find more information about the scheme.
In Year Two, most children will move on to the school’s levelled ‘reading scheme’. We carefully select books that match your child’s reading ability and regularly monitor this in school. By reading these books we ensure children are provided with a broad breadth of reading experiences where they’re exposed to age appropriate themes, ambitious vocabulary and a range of different genres.
Each week, your child will be working towards a five-star reader reward. They will achieve this reward by reading five times a week, over five weeks (this does not have to be five consecutive weeks although it is preferable).
To earn this reward your child will need to read at least five times each week at home. However, at Blue Coat we strongly believe that all children should have the opportunity to read for pleasure by choosing their own text to read whether it’s a magazine, comic, recipe or even a set of instructions.
Therefore, we suggest that your child reads the Little Wandle practice book or levelled reading scheme book three times a week and a text of their choice twice a week. You will need to record their reading into their reading records in order to earn their five-star reader reward.
In Mile Post One, the children have a weekly spellings which they need to learn at home. In Year One these spellings are taken from the list of common expectation words and in Year Two their spellings follow patterns.
The spellings are tested on a Monday in class.
Autumn Term 2023 Key Learning
We hope your child enjoys taking part in the activities on this term's Home Learning Grid.
What are we learning about this Autumn term?