Phonics in Year 1
Learning to read is one of the biggest challenges to face children in Year 1. Sometimes children can pick it up quite easily and can enjoy the wonder of stories from a very young age. On the other hand there are children that find the process of learning to read very hard and they can feel overwhelmed.
That is why in Year 1 so much emphasis is placed on daily phonic lessons. Giving children the tools to decode words and undrstand that some sounds can have more than one spelling. Closely linked to reading is learning to spell and the children use their phonic skills to write independently. Weekly news reports from each child demonstrates their progress in the learning to read and spell process.
Their reading has certainly made great progress this year!
Spanish in Year 2
Year 2 have been learning about the weather in their Spanish lessons this half term. They have enjoyed singing a Spanish song ‘¿Qué clima hace hoy?’ (What is the weather like today?)
The children have been fully engaged in learning how to say different types of weather in Spanish and even discussing what the weather is like everyday. They have also drawn weather posters, labelling the types of weather in Spanish to help them remember the Spanish words and learn how to write the Spanish vocabulary.