PowerPoint - Wroughton Infant School

Year One Parent Workshop
Everything you ever wanted to know about Year One
but were afraid to ask!
Wednesday 19th September 2012
Key Stage One:
National Curriculum
• After Foundation Stage comes Key Stage One –
Years 1 and 2
• Children are planned for, taught and assessed
following the National Curriculum guidelines.
Key Stage One:
Assessments and Levels
• In Key Stage 1 most children progress through the
National Curriculum levels into Level 1, then up to 2
and sometimes 3 in this order:
Level 1c, then 1b, then 1a
Level 2c, then 2b, then 2a
Level 3c etc
• Some children will still be working below these
levels – on the Early Years Foundation Stage
Year One Expectations
• By the end of Year 1, children are expected
to reach Level 1A.
• Remember these levels are only a guideline –
children develop and make progress at
different rates.
Key Skills - Numeracy
Number Skills:
• Counting and ordering numbers.
• Count on for adding and count back to
• Doubling and halving small numbers.
• Number Bonds
Shape and Measurement Skills:
• Name and describe 2D and 3D shapes.
• Read the time to the hour.
Data Handling Skills:
• Sort and classify objects – create
simple graphs.
Key Skills - Reading
• Apply phonic knowledge
• Use picture cues
• Take account of punctuation
• Tricky words
• Read for sense and meaning
Key Skills - Writing
• Orally rehearse before writing
• Apply phonic knowledge
• Leave spaces between words
• Use capital letters and full stops accurately
• Form letters correctly
Example of Year 1 Writing
Once upon a time a boy picked
a rock and threw it in the pond
to see what to do. Next the
boy got two rock and rubbed
the rock together. After a
flash of something appeared
all of a sudden he saw fire.
Then he went to tell his mum
mum called the fire brigade
they put out the fire. Finally
mum told the boy off and the
boy never made fire again and
they lived happily ever after
the end.
Year One Routines
• Developing independence
• Early morning tasks
• Snack time
• Guided reading
How can you help at home?
• Play!
• Bedtime stories
• Library
• Cooking and Shopping
• Reading school books, spellings and Numeracy homework Don’t forget 30 reads and 30 maths activity prizes!
Letters and Sounds Time
• All children will participate in phonics sessions, learning the
different ways we can read and write the sounds.
• The different ways of writing each of the sounds are
divided into Phases – Phases 2, 3, 4, and 5.
• Children will be receiving extra support in smaller phonics
groups – this will help them develop their reading and
writing skills further.
Phonics Screening in June 2013
• For the first time last year, Year
One children were assessed for
how they could apply their phonics
knowledge and blend sounds
together to make real and psuedo
• The children found this a fun
experience and enjoyed it!
• Lots of fun games using real and
psuedo words – for example
Any Questions?
• Thank you for coming.
• Please complete our questionnaire.