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Year 1

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Welcome to Year One

 Green Finches

Class Teacher - Mrs Lee

Teaching Assistant - Mrs Freeman and Mrs Nicholson

Autumn 1

Learning Challenge: Dinosaur Planet!





Coming soon...



Phonics is a big part of Year 1. The children will do 40 minutes of phonics learning each day, which involves speed reading, spelling and story book sessions. They will learn red words (tricky words) and how to sound out (segment) and blend, to aid them with their reading and writing.


How can you help your child at home?


Please practice your child’s sounds and spellings as they come home. Letters and sounds are everywhere! Encourage your child to spot letters and words whilst out and about e.g. road signs, number plates, food packaging, adverts etc...


Phonics screening takes place in June for all Year 1 children. A phonics meeting will be held nearer the time. Please check our class page and newsletter for updates. 

RWI Pure Sounds

RWI Set 2 Sounds

(Red Words)Tricky Words Song

Please encourage your child sing along and learn their tricky words.

Phonics Games

Free e-books




In Year 1 children are introduced to our new maths scheme Maths No Problem. Maths No Problem is a whole-class mastery programme designed to help nurture confidence in maths. 


In chapter 1, pupils are exploring numbers to 10. They will be counting using one-to-one correspondence and using ten frames to represent numbers. They will then be writing numbers using both numerals and words. Pupils are introduced to the concept of 0 by counting backwards from numbers below 10. To complete the learning in the unit, pupils will be comparing numbers using the terms greater than, less than and as many as. Pupils explore which numbers are greatest and smallest in a series, and order numbers to show value. In the final lesson, pupils are showing 1 more and 1 less using concrete materials

Farmer Pete - Number Bonds to 10

We have lots of fun in Year 1, learning our number bonds to 10 with Farmer Pete.

Geography and History

Seven Continents Song

A song to help kids learn the 7 continents in order from largest to smallest.

The UK and its capital cities

United Kingdom Song - A fun kid's song about the UK and its capitals. Scroll down to the bottom for the United Kingdom Song lyrics..

Five Oceans Song







Due to Covid19 books are changed Monday and Thursday when your child’s book has been read x3 and their reading record signed by an adult.

P.E is every Tuesday and Thursday. Please ensure your child has a full kit consisting of; a plain T-shirt, dark coloured shorts or leggings and black pumps.  Long hair should be tied back. There may be times when P.E sessions are held outside, please ensure your child also has a suitable outdoor P.E kit.

Homework will be given on Friday and is to returned for the following Wednesday.

Spellings will be sent home on Friday to be tested the following Friday.


Dates for your diary

Monday 6th September 2021 - School reopens at 8.40am

Friday 24th September 2021 - Home start drop in

Thursday 7th October 2021 - Flu vaccinations

Friday 8th October 2021 - School closed for staff training

Friday 22nd October 2021 - Home start drop in

Friday 22nd October 2021 - School closes at 3pm for half term








Homework is given on Friday and to be returned Wednesday please. Our spelling quiz is every Friday. Please help your child practice at home.


All Year 1 children have a school log in for Teach Your Monster To Read

Username: Childs first name

Password: 1256057