Welcome to Year 1
My name is Mrs Beales and I teach Year 1 with the assistance of Miss Sawyer and Mrs Read. If you have any questions then please call school or email me on firstname.lastname@example.org. I will try to answer them as soon as I can.
PE days for Year 1 are Mondays and Tuesdays, so please send your child into school dressed in their PE kit and trainers. Don't forget a coat.
Class Letters and Parent Overviews
Show day: Thursday 15th December at 9:30am
For songs, visit the Year 2 class page.
Read Write Inc & Phonics Teaching
At Stonehill we use the Read Write Inc (RWI) programme to get children off to a flying start with their literacy. RWI is a method of learning centred round letter sounds and phonics, and we use it to aid children in their reading and writing.
Reading opens the door to learning. A child who reads a lot will become a good reader. A good reader will be able to read more challenging material. A child who reads challenging material is a child who will learn. The more a child learns, the more he or she will want to find out.
Using RWI, the children learn to read effortlessly so that they can put all their energy into comprehending what they read. It also allows them to spell effortlessly so that they can put all their energy into composing what they write.
When using RWI to read the children will:
Supporting at home
learn 44 sounds and the corresponding letter/letter groups using simple picture prompts. Children will learn the simple speed sounds first and then move onto the complex speed sounds. (See below)