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Year 1J


Welcome to Year 1!

 Your class teacher is Mrs Jones. Sometimes Miss Proudlove our teaching assistant will teach you too!


Reminders & Preparation

PE on Mondays and Fridays - please send your child in PE kit on these days. For uniform guidelines - see the main website. Monday is usually outdoors so dress accordingly! LABEL EVERYTHING please!

Coats - even in good weather, please send your child's coat in. It may simply hang on the pegs BUT in the event of a weather change, it means your child can keep warm and dry.

Water bottles Please send in a water bottle for your child daily. Before the following day begins, please wash and refill your childs bottle. NO JUICE. Please DO NOT put water bottles into book bags as they leak all over our reading books! Please label bottles.

Bookbags -  Please bring in books/bookbags every day and these are kept in drawers. We aim to hear your child read weekly. In bookbags there will be - 1 x reading for pleasure book, to develop a love of reading and 1 x phonetic text, to develop the mechanical skills needed to be a good reader.
Should you feel your child has exhausted their reading for pleasure text and can confidently answer questions about the story, we will check/swap the text at our earliest convenience around teaching the class.


Learning Intentions:

Here is an overview of the learning we hope will take place this half term!!

Summer 2


Plants and growth


Studying an artist - Van Gogh



World Explorers




We are storytellers


Blast off! Space themed.

PE Athletic skills    


All at sea


Families and change

Medicines that help us






English in the Summer Term

This term our learning is based around the book

Goldilocks and Just The One Bear

 Lessons include role playing, creating lists, filling speech bubbles, labelling, sentence composition, extended story writing, making predictions, magic microphones, pair sharing and much much more!


Spellings & Word Recognition

Each Friday we will send home specific spellings for you to help your child with, ready for a spellings check on the following Friday.

Feel free to practise these at home in any way you want but here are some examples:
Use chalks in the garden
Use water and paintbrushes outside
On a steamy shower panel whilst keeping clean!
Type into a word document
Use special pens/pencils
Write onto leaves!

Here is a link to the Year 1 common exception and high frequency words. Common exception words often do not always sound and look the same, meaning they are difficult to 'sound out'. High-frequency words are those words which are met frequently within the texts your child will experience in Year 1. 




Taught daily, Phonics aims to enrich your child's vocabulary and enable them to spell and read words - initially regular words and as they become more competent, irregular words - which follow alternative spelling patterns.

As a school we follow the Floppy's Phonics scheme, however, here are some free digital flashcards for you to practise with your child.

Please note: not all of our scheme's sounds are here but there are lots to practise!!

Another useful website to enjoy:

Oxford Owl website- 


Phonics Parent Video

PHONICS SCREENING WEEK - week beginning 7th JUNE, 2022

Historically in the Autumn term we would welcome you into school to talk about your child’s reading and phonics journey. Sadly, with the current pandemic this is not something that we are able to do .We tried a zoom session last year but understand how difficult this can be with work and childcare commitments as well as the dreaded technical issues that frequently arise! This year we have tried something a bit different. The staff from Nursery, Reception and Year One have come together to make a video for you. Please don’t expect any wonderful acting or photography but we are hoping that this makes your child’s phonic journey a little bit clearer to you. Please find the link below so that you can watch it at your leisure.



We follow the Power Maths programme in Numeracy lessons. Each lesson follows a teaching sequence, made up of number revision, new teaching, applying what we have learnt, attempting a challenge and finally, reflecting upon our work. 

To further improve skills, we follow the Maths mastery programme, four times per week.

We explore a range of concrete, hands on tools such as ten frames, rekenreks, base ten, counters and part whole models. You may hear your child refer to these over the year!


For more information visit 








Water Bottles

All children have been given a school water bottle. This needs to be brought to school each day having been washed and re filled with fresh water from home. Children will be reminded at the end of the day to bring home their lunch bag and water bottle to be washed ready for the next day. We have turned off our water filter system so children will not be able to fill up their water bottle in the usual way. All classes have access to drinking water throughout the day should the children require extra water.


Please ensure your child brings a coat to school each day. We had a rainy start to the term but we are trying as much as possible to allow the children their outdoor breaks which may mean us putting coats on to go out in the rain as much as possible without getting too wet. Please ensure all coats are clearly named.


Our PE days are Monday and Friday. On these days we ask that your child comes to school in their PE clothes rather than their school uniform.

Weather dependant they can wear their shorts and school coloured PE T- shirt and school jumper. If the weather is cold, then track suit bottoms/leggings would be more suitable. Trainers are preferable to pumps as it is possible the children may be outdoors for some lessons.


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