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Year 1

Welcome to Year One!



Mrs Khan (Monday to Wednesday), Mrs Shelton (Thursday and Friday) and Miss Waller look forward to working with the class this year.


Our topic for Spring term 1 is Toys.


Please see this term's Curriculum Newsletter and homework project below: 

Spring 1 Homework Project


Have a look at this term’s homework project below. We hope you will enjoy what we have set smiley

How can I support my child with their learning this year?


Reading: Your child has been given a colour banded reading book and a reading record. Please ensure that your child's books are brought into school each day as we will be listening to them read throughout the week. It is also important for them to read at home on a daily basis to consolidate and continue to develop their reading skills. Please write in your child's reading record when you have listened to them read at home. A short comment to let us know how they got on with the book would be useful. For example, you could comment on if they read fluently; if they used their sounds; what they found tricky; if they understood what they were reading. 

PE: In Year 1, P.E. will take place on a Monday and a Wednesday this term.  Please make sure the children come to school wearing their PE kit on these days.

Phonics: The children will continue to have daily phonics sessions in Year 1. It is important for the children to continue to recognise sounds within words and to segment and blend the sounds fluently. They need to also understand and recognise that some words cannot be segmented and blended and have to be read by sight. Some more information about these words which are sometimes known as 'tricky words' can be found in the section 'Phonics this term.'


If you would like some support on how the sounds are pronounced, the different graphemes that represent the sounds and how we segment and blend please follow the link below.


We are spending some time recapping Phase 3 this term. We want to make sure that the children can confidently identify the sounds at speed, apply them to their reading and to their writing. Have a look below to see what is covered in Phase 3. As well as sounds, there are tricky words relating to each phase which the children need to be able to read by sight and write. 



Maths: As part of our maths lessons, we are working on correct number formation. Please see the guide below which indicates with a red dot where to begin each number.