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Learning Log

Make a sandwich (You must make it, but you may need an adult to help you).

  • Cut it into quarters.
  • Then give half to someone else.
  • How many quarters do you get each?


info about phonics screening check

I created these slides to help prepare the children for the Phonics Screen Check.

This is roughly how the words will appear in the Screen Check: The words with aliens next to them are 'pseudo words' or 'fake words'. These are used to check that the children aren't just recognising the words. (For more information on how these are marked, see the document below the list of Powerpoint files) The blank words are real words.

We have used these in class to practise and revise sounds. Feel free to use them to practise with your child at home.

In class, we sound out all the sounds, count the number of sounds and then blend them together. We also talk about how to break up longer words into chunks and blend each chunk before trying to blend the whole word. e.g. sh-ar-m-ir-k     ->    shar - mirk     ->    sharmirk

We also talk about how, if it is a real word, we need to listen to what we say and think about whether it sounds like a word we know. If not, try the word again and think about any sounds that might be different so that we make a word we recognise. e.g. remind - a child might read it with the short 'i' sound - what could be different to make it into a word you know?

 phonics - revision of various sounds..pptxDownload
 phonics -breaking up longer words.pptxDownload
 phonics -long a sound.pptxDownload
 phonics slides - split vowel digraphs (1).pptxDownload
 phonics slides - split vowel digraphs.pptxDownload
 phonics slides - ue.pptxDownload
 phonics slides - wh, ph, ew, oe, au, ey.pptxDownload
 _phonics slides - soft g and c, long i,o and u.pptxDownload
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year 1 reading and writing

Key Stage 1 Interim Assessment Framework

When the new National Curriculum was introduced, the expected standards for each year group was raised. This means that each year the expectations for the children reaching the end of a key stage will rise year on year. At the end of each key stage your child's class teacher will use the Interim Teacher Assessment Framework (ITAFs) to assess each child. Where as in the past your child would need to have met most of the criteria, your child will now have to have met each of the statements to be assessed as having met the expected standard. Please follow the link below to view the ITAFs for KS1.


KS1 Interim Teacher Assessment Framework


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In Ruby Class we follow The letters and Sounds scheme to teach the children Phonics.

Letters and Sounds website

Ideal for ideas and activities

Letters and Sounds - Principles and Practice of High Quality Phonics

For further guidance