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Welcome to Year 1

On this page we aim to share the exciting learning that takes place in Year 1.

Please see dates on the school website or on Parent Pay for educational visits, class assemblies and whole school events.

Thank you for your continued support.

Miss John-Lewis, Miss Pindoria & Miss Clarke

What are we learning about in the Spring Term?

In Year 1, our learning is stimulating, interactive and above all fun!

Our curriculum theme this term is entitled Catching a Star .

This term, our focus will be on 'Ambition' and 'Working.' We will explore our ambitions and encourage the children to explore how their aspirations can be achieved. 

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Homework will continue to be uploaded at the beginning of each half term. Homework books, banded books and a free choice book from the class library will  go out on a Wednesday and it will all need to be returned the following Monday

All homework is to be completed in the homework books that have been provided. Homework will be marked an returned to the pupils every Wednesday

In addition to this, children should do at least 20 minutes reading each day at home, making note of the vocabulary they read.

Homework will be uploaded every half term and you should not need to print anything!



Phonics teaching and learning is a vital element of Year 1 learning and at our school, we use the Read, Write Inc Phonics programme.  Please find attached materials which will help to understand more about phonics teaching. 

Phonics Support Material

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjlPILhk7bQ  - This video introduces the Read Write Inc programme to Parents

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQgizwwvqNk - This video demonstrates how to say sounds

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEzfpod5w_Q - This video shows how to blend sounds







Spellings have been selected from the common exception words and you will also have a list of challenge words which are related to the topic taught for any particular term. 

Please support your child to learn either the purple or black spellings each week.  As a challenge, select three words and create sentences with them. 

Your child's spelling colour group will be written in their homework book for you. 

Use the Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check method to learn the spellings.

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Our core texts this spring term will be:

Spring 1

Traction Man by Mini Grey

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How to catch a star by Oliver Jeffers

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Spring 2

Rosie Revere Engineer by Andrea Beaty

Rosie Revere, Engineer

Dreams of Freedom by Amnesty International

Dreams of Freedom


Please continue to read with your child everyday.

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The (Read Write Inc) Phonics reading books will continue to go home with your child daily. Some children will not have a book to take home, as their focus will mainly be blending sounds to read simple words, however they will have a worksheet. This worksheet will have a focused grapheme that your child has been focusing on in their Phonics lessons and this will need to be practised at home with you.Image result for read write inc worksheet

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First, your child will read the Phonics reading books at school in their Phonics lessons. Please encourage your child to read these to you at home (daily) and encourage your child to use their phonological knowledge when they encounter a unknown word. However, words in red means that it is a tricky word (it cannot be sounded out to determine the word), so your child will not be able to use their Phonics for those words - please do assist them with the red words, by telling them the word rather than sounding it out.

Please bring these books back into school everyday.

Thank you!

The Year One Team

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