Year 1 Spelling

12 July 2024

Posted on Thursday 11 July 2024 by Mrs Freeman

The last spelling list this year is days of the week.

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

The test will be on Thursday 18th July 2024.

05 July 2024

Posted on Thursday 04 July 2024 by Mrs Freeman

This week, the children have been learning some alternative spellings for the sound ‘sh’.

Please revise the following words with your child.

  • mission
  • mansion
  • station
  • action
  • fiction

Tricky words

  • hour
  • our

Please refer to our school website for some creative ideas to help your child to learn their spellings.

Help your child in Reading and Writing

 

28 June 2024

Posted on Thursday 27 June 2024 by Mrs Freeman

This week, we have been exploring the sound ‘zh’. This is a unique sound. To help with the pronunciation, please refer to this video.

  • pleasure
  • vision
  • measure
  • usual
  • treasure
  • Tricky words
  • because
  • friend

Help at home by encouraging your children to use our decoding mantra to help them to read the words. Can they spot the letters that make the zh sound?

  1.  Spot the digraph. (or trigraph)
  2. Say the sounds. (add the sound buttons)
  3.  Read the word.

 

21 June 2024

Posted on Wednesday 19 June 2024 by Mrs Freeman

This week, the children need to rehearse words containing the phonemes mb, kn and gn for their spelling test.

  • know
  • gnaw
  • sign
  • knee
  • knock
  • thumb
  • crumb
  • lamb

We have read and written sentences.

Help at home by assisting your child to spot any tricky words.

Can they see this week’s focus phonemes?

Can your child read the sentences below?  

The bear gnawed at the meat.

A knock on the door let me know that the grey monkey was here.

The lambs were gentle. We enjoyed playing with them.

 

14 June 2024

Posted on Friday 14 June 2024 by Mrs Freeman

This week, the children need to revise some of the tricky words previously learnt.

‘Tricky words’ are words that cannot easily be decoded (‘sounded out’ and read). This is because some of the sounds in the words are spelled in an unusual way. It is important for children to be able to read these words as they are among the most common words in English.

Our Super Spelling Strategies has lots of ideas to encourage and engage your child to learn spellings. There’s no one best way to learn spellings, so it’s worth trying out the various ideas contained in the leaflet. Some you and your child will like, some you and your child may not – give them all a go!
https://www.stjameswetherby.leeds.sch.uk/learn-more/help-your-child/

  • oh
  • their
  • people
  • Mr
  • Mrs
  • looked
  • called
  • asked
  • could

07 June 2024

Posted on Thursday 06 June 2024 by Mrs Freeman

This week, the children have been focusing on the digraph or and the alternative spellings for this sound.

or, aw, au

  • Paul
  • straw
  • yawn
  • August
  • draw
  • autumn

Help at home by playing this rainbow spelling game.

There are more ideas of how to support your child with their spellings on our school website.

https://www.stjameswetherby.leeds.sch.uk/learn-more/help-your-child/

Teaching with TLC: 101 Ways to Make Spelling FUN!

 

10 May 2024

Posted on Friday 10 May 2024 by Mrs Freeman

This week, the children have been learning alternative spellings for the sounds ur and ow. (ir, ou)

  • cloud
  • sound
  • proud
  • first
  • third

Try and put the words into sentences. Can you put 2 words into one sentence?

I came first in the race and my friend came third.

03 May 2024

Posted on Thursday 02 May 2024 by Mrs Freeman

This week, the children need to rehearse some tricky words that have been taught in phonics sessions.

today

people

their

your

any

many

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Encourage your child to put the words in sentences and refer to the school website for more ideas on how to help your child learn their spellings.

26 April 2024

Posted on Thursday 25 April 2024 by Mrs Freeman

This week’s spellings are words that have been learnt in our phonic sessions. The sound is igh but can also be spelt using the digraph ie and the split digraph i_e.

  • cried
  • fried
  • tried
  • slide
  • time
  • like

Help at home by asking your child to read these sentences. Can they spot the igh sound spelt as ie or i_e?

Tie a ribbon on the tree with pink blossoms.

What time is best to pick ripe plums from the trees?

Open the box and look inside!

“I woke up in fear after I hear the ship explode!” she cried.

Now, write your own sentence using this week’s spellings.

The spelling test will be Friday 3rd May 2024.

19 April 2024

Posted on Thursday 18 April 2024 by Mrs Freeman

This week, the children need to revise the tricky words that have been taught in our phonic lessons.

  • eye
  • sure
  • pure
  • said
  • were
  • people

Help at home by getting creative. Use colour to brighten things up!

Tricky Words – Phonics FamilyHow to Teach Tricky Words so They Aren't Tricky! | Phonics Hero

The children will be tested on these words on Friday 26th April 2024.