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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1

Year 1

1C staff

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Important information about PE lessons


1C Indoor PE on a Wednesday and Outdoor PE on a Friday.


1PCIndoor PE on a Tuesday and Outdoor PE on a Friday.


Children can come to school and remain in their PE kits all day on the days they have PE. 

Please ensure that they are wearing correct kit, that long hair is tied back and earrings are removed.


For health and safety reasons, children must wear shorts for indoor PE.

If it is trouser weather, children can either wear their shorts under trousers or leave in bags during the winter months.


Spellings and Phonics


Well done Year 1! You have been trying really hard with your spelling tests.


Our Phonics Screening test will take place in June so over the next few weeks please focus on revising our sounds in the grid below and use them to read real and alien words.

E.g. mizz, chape, phobe, zube.


Google has lots of example words for the screen test to work through with your child, too.


Many of the alien words they will come across might look like a real word they know. This should help when decoding and reading these words.



Don't forget to write any home learning you do in your child's red Home Learning Diary.


Super Year Ones! Learning Leaflet

Super Year Ones!

This half term our learning will be based around Supertato!

We got stuck into this topic by coming dressed as Super Heroes and completing lots of missions.

We were shocked to discover a crime scene of vegetables in distress.

Luckily, Supertato came to the rescue!

Surprise! Learning Leaflet


This half term kicked off with a Birthday Party. When we got to school we were excited to find our classrooms filled with decorations and even some mystery presents.

Ask your child whose birthday it was and what we have been learning about so far this half term.

Fire Fire Learning Leaflet

Fire Fire!

This term we will be learning all about The Great Fire of London that took place on 2nd September 1666.



The children are already really excited about this topic.

Why don't you ask them what they have learnt so far?

Marvellous Me Learning Leaflet

All About Me


This half term we will be learning all each other and using our phonics to write sentences about what we look like and what we enjoy.


We will be using the book The Colour Monster to talk about our feelings.



Home learning

All children in the school are rewarded for reading and for learning at home. They will receive a merit every time they read and complete some homework and it is recorded in their log.


45 merits = Bronze

60 merits = Silver

75 merits = Gold

100 merits = Platinum


Twice a year, the children's merits will be converted into prizes.

Please support the children with their learning at home as much as possible. 


We encourage children to bring their books back daily to have them changed, however we expect to see and change their books at least twice a week!


In the spring term, we will start weekly spelling tests. We will upload these here for you, as well as on Spelling shed. Tests will take place every Friday morning!


Home learning online

 Please let us know if you need new logins or you need any support with these.


Purple Mash

This is an educational website that your child can access. It has games and activities for all areas of the curriculum. 

Click here to visit Purple Mash


Spelling Shed

This is where you will find all of your child's spellings once they begin. There are games to help the children learn their new spellings each week.

Click here to visit Spelling Shed



Here you can practise your Maths skills through a variety of different games and


Click here to visit Emile


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