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Year 1

Welcome to Year One's Class Page! Here you will be able to find out about the learning we are enjoying in school, as well as keeping up to date with important information about the class. The children have made a fantastic start to Year 1  and we are so proud of how well they are adapting to the structure and routines. They are certainly rising to the challenge! Thank you for your support at home - if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the school office ( and I will get back to you as soon as I can!


Miss Cohen



Year One's Mission

Important Information 

PE Days 

Wednesday - Please send your child to school in their PE uniform on this days.


Forest School

Thursday - Please send your child to school in appropriate clothing; old clothes/waterproofs, coat and wellies. 

If your child is staying for 'Pride and Play' you may want to send in additional clothing. 


Home Learning 

Home learning is designed to support the children in practising core spelling, number and handwriting skills, as well as including ideas for enrichment at home!

Home Learning will be sent out each Friday, to be returned every Thursday



Children have now been set up on our new reading scheme.

Reading for pleasure -  Click on the document below if you need help finding books that your child will enjoy.

Phonics Information -

We are now using the Read Write Inc (RWI) programme to begin our reading and writing journey. When using RWI the children will:


  • Learn that sounds are represented by written letters.  To practice the sounds and learn how to pronounce them accurately please click the following link: Click here
  • Learn 44 sounds and the corresponding letter/letter groups using simple picture prompts.
  • Learn how to blend sounds and read words using Fred Talk. The following link shows how we teach children to ‘Fred talk, read the word’. Click here
  • Learn that some words with ‘tricky letters’ can’t be read using Fred Talk as they cannot be sounded out – these are known as red words. Remember - 'you can’t Fred a red!' - These words have been our focus for spellings. 


Phonics Screening Check - 

All children in Year 1 complete a phonics screening check in the summer term. If you would like to find out more about the phonics screening check, please click the following link: Click here



Handwriting Information - 

Children will learn to write the letters/letter groups which represent 44 sounds. 

Presentation for Parent/Carers


Miss Cohen's presentation will be added shortly.

Apologies for the wait. 

Term 1


We have been learning about the Part Part Whole model which underpins addition and subtraction fact families.