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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.


Welcome to Mr Hayre!

Class 1SB is currently being taught by Mr Hayre whilst Miss Billingsley is absent.  He has taught at our school for a number of years and will be familiar to the children, having occasionally taught them when they were in Reception.    Miss Hobbs and Miss Lewis, the Year Group Leaders, will also be ensuring that the children’s provision remains at a high standard.

Design Technology

Last week we made some yummy bread rolls as part of our food technology week. This week we will be tasting some different sandwich fillings and your child will be bringing home a list of ingredients they wish to make their own sandwich with. We kindly ask that you help provide your child with the items they have planned for and bring to school on Friday.

Many thanks!


3.10.19                                                                            Hi, mums and dads,


The children have settled now and we can now focus on developing their independence to get them into the routines of Year 1.

You can help us do this in different ways:


1. Your child should be carrying their own bags to school - encourage them to pack it too.

2. Children are to look after their toast money and hand any donations to the class teacher themselves.

3. Children should be encouraged to read by themselves.

4. Children should be encouraged to write independently - even if they don't know all their phonic sounds yet.

5. Children need to follow a simple set of instructions the first time. 


Thank you for your support!

PE days


Wednesday  afternoon 1LL and 1LM


Thursday  afternoon 1SB and 1MH

Year 1 Homework

We know you are keen parents and carers to want to have homework asap, but we are still trying to settle your children in and get them used to the new workload in school first.  We will upload homework for you to download at home in Autumn 2. For now, please continue to use the logins for Education City and Purple Mash for the educational activities they provide. Especially the phonic games and counting activities!  If you have a child who is new to the school, please visit the lovely ladies in the office and request a login and password for these super sites!

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.

Children may also use their Education City and Purple Mash Logins from home to enjoy a range of fun learning activities!


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 or record it on paper you have at home.

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.  Children will receive stickers for homework completed.


 Please only complete the homework that is specific to your child's group.


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

Timetables Autumn Term

Our Learning Adventure in Autumn 1


Take a look at our class pages to see what your child has been enjoying this half term.

Here's a real treat; Kian in 1MH made a Dinosaur Scene with his sister at home and brought it in to show us - amazing!!!

Picture 1

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.