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Welcome to Year 1


Thank you for visiting the Year 1 class page. This is where you will find lots of information about Year 1  including; homework and events and your child's individual class. We regularly update these pages so please check back each week.

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and welcome you all to Year 1. I am the Year 1 Assistant Head teacher, you will see me outside Year 1 every morning. Please come and say hello!


I teach in 1MC four days a week and spend one day a week out of class working within the Year 1 area.  We have an amazing team of Teachers and Teaching Assistants in Year 1 who strive to provide the best quality of education for your child.


We understand that sometimes there may be something that you are not sure about. In these situations your first point of call would always be your child's class teacher. If you still need clarification after this then your second point of call would be myself. Year 1 is very different to Reception so please do not hesitate to come and see us.


Kind Regards


Mrs McNickle-Edwards

Year 1 Phonics Screening Check


As you are aware all Year 1 children will be undertaking the Phonics Screening Check week beginning: 10th June. Please spend time over the May half term holiday getting your child to read as many real words and silly words as possible in preparation for the check. In particular children tend to find the following sounds tricky; a-e, i-e, o-e, u-e, e-e, ew, au and ue, please spend additional time looking at real and silly words that contain these sounds. Please use the link below to access past Phonics Screening Check papers to help you do this.


The first week back after half term will be Fun Phonics! week, during this week we will immerse the children in many different phonics activities so that they are best prepared for the check.


During the week of the Phonics Screening Check the children will start each day with a Phonics session getting them warmed up and ready for the test. Please make sure your child is in school on time so that they don't miss this session.


If you have any questions, please speak to your child's teacher.

Year 1 Phonics Meeting


Please find links below to the PowerPoint used during the phonics workshop. I have added a link on the last page to the government website where you can download past Phonic Screening Check material. I have also added a separate link to the articulation of phonemes video used during this meeting.


If you were unable to attend the meeting please take time to look through these resources. If you have any questions please see your child's class teacher. Resources handed out during the Phonics meeting will be sent out to those parents unable to attend the meeting, later this week.

Year 1 Homework


In Year 1 children are expected to read at home every day. Please complete the Reading Record to show this has happened. In addition to this children will receive Maths or English homework on alternate weeks. You will find homework in the relevant areas below. As we are an eco-friendly school we do not provide children with a paper copy of homework. You will need to print this out at home. If you do not have access to a printer, please let your child's teacher know so that they can provide you with a copy.


Homework will be available to print every Friday at the end of the school day. Please return completed homework to school by the following Wednesday.


This half term homework will run as follows. Please visit the relevant section below to access this homework. Homework will now be differentiated by the group your child is in for English and Maths. Please only complete the homework that is specific to your child's group.


Summer 2 Homework Dates

7.6.18 - English (No spellings due to Fun Phonics week)

14.6.19 - Maths (No spellings due to Phonics Screening Check)

21.6.19 - English

28.6.19 - Maths

5.7.19 - English

12.7.19 - Maths



Children can also do additional homework linked to our Learning Adventures. You will find this homework below in the star labelled Learning Adventure. Children can choose how and when they complete this homework.

Our Learning Adventures

Each half term we will post an overview of the Learning Adventure your child will be taking part in. This is an overview of the subjects they will focus on linked to the Learning Adventure.

Please take a look at our Learning adventure for this half term.

Summer 1 Knights and Castles Topic Web