Welcome to Class 7
Below is a list of useful phonics games which can be played at home with your children to support them with their reading. These games are also accessible on most tablets and smart phone devices.
Picnic on Pluto
Select either Phase 3 (for an easier challenge), Phase 4 (to practise blending consonants together) or 5 (to practise something new/trickier). Choose between practising one specific sound (i.e. ‘ay’) or practising all the sounds in that phase by clicking the ‘revise all’ button in the bottom right hand corner. The children will then need to read the word that appears and decide whether the word is ‘real’ or ‘made up’ and then feed it to the right alien. We use this game lots in school so the children should be familiar. There are also lots of other free games on this website if you wish to explore!! ‘Dragon’s Den’ and ‘Buried Treasure’ follow the same format.
Start by selecting the group of sounds you would like to practise (and making sure the volume on your computer/device is turned up!) The children will be given one of these sounds and will need to pop as many bubbles as they can with the same sound on as possible. Have fun!
Deep Sea Phonics
In this game, children can practise spelling as well as reading. Choose a difficulty (make sure the volume on your computer/device is turned up again!) and listen to the word. The children will then need to choose the right sounds to blend together to spell the word.
Children can also use their phonics mats to help them break down unfamiliar words when reading at home.
If you have any questions or would like a new phonics mat, please catch us on the playground.
Christmas has begun in Year 1! We have been busy doing Christmas challenges. Take a look at our festive Lego models. We enjoyed wearing our Christmas jumpers whilst eating our Christmas dinner and we have collected lots of money for Save the Children.
Our trip to Tamworth Castle
We had a very exciting day at Tamworth Castle. We visited the servant and helped her lay the table for the Lord and Lady of the castle. We also practised jousting in the great hall and had fun trying on the heavy suits of armour in the castle's armoury. One of our favourite parts was visiting the dungeon and then climbing up the narrow passageway to look out of one of the castle's arrow slits. We also climbed to the top of the tower. What a busy, busy day!!
We have worked really hard making our own castles out of cardboard tubes and boxes. The castles look fantastic!
We have had a busy first couple of weeks as Year Ones. We have started our topic on Castles and have had lots of fun writing, dressing up as knights and eating banquets in our new role play areas. We have also drawn castles and drawn ourselves as Kings and Queens! We started box modelling our castles this week and are excited to soon show you what we have made. Thank you for all your donations of cardboard tubes and boxes, they will make fantastic battlements and turrets. We also hope you enjoyed visiting our new classrooms on our reading and meet the teacher morning.