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Welcome to Year 1



  Week Beginning: 

17th February

Half Term - Enjoy the break we will see you in a week!



No homework is set for half term, but please will you continue to practice recognising the phonic sounds both on their own and spotting them inside words. Please also practise reading nonsense / alien words. (phonic resources can be found below if needed).


At age 5 and 6 we do not expect children to be doing any lengthy home work but frequent short reading sessions are important. You can also practise maths skills (number bonds or skip counting) during your daily life eg. whilst walking or driving somewhere. If your child would like to play on the letter join app for 5 mins he or she could practise forming capital letters.


Most importantly have a good break and we will see you back at school on Tuesday 25th February (Monday is an inset day).


Mrs Brookes and Mrs Schroeter


 Class information:


Class Teachers: Mrs Brookes and Mrs Schroeter

Teaching Assistant:  Mrs Fletcher 


Reading at home

Children are expected to read to an adult at home for at least 10 minutes daily.

School Reading Books are changed on a Monday and Thursday. Please indicate in the reading diary when you have read with your child so we know that they require a new book.  Children's books will be changed when they have read them twice.  


The children may visit the library fortnightly. Please remember to return books each time so that children may borrow another book. Library sessions will be:

January 8th and 22nd.  February  5th.

Weekly Homework

Maths and English Homework is set on alternate weeks.

Homework is set on Friday and if requested due in on the following Friday.

Spelling Please see list of Year 1 Common Exception words under 'Spelling' below. These are the spellings that children are expected to learn to spell by the end of Year 1.

In Year 1 children need to be fluent in their bonds to 10 and all bonds within 20.

In Year 1 children start to learn the following times tables: 2,5 and 10. 

The first stage is to practice skip counting (counting up in 2's,5's or 10's).

There are some suggested websites and resources to help you practise these under 'Times Tables' below.


This term our topic is… Pole to Pole

Suggested websites if you would like to complete some additional research with your child…


Water bottle to be brought and taken home daily please.Water only please.

Forest School  - Tuesday morning.

P.E.  Tuesday's and Friday's

Library: fortnightly on Wednesday afternoons. Please remember to return books so that children may borrow a new one.



Moving into Year 1 Power Point

Phonic sounds

Please watch the clip in the web link below which will help your child to correctly pronounce each phonic sound. Not only will this prepare them for their phonics screening later this year but will also help develop reading skills.

Why encourage Reading?

Regular reading and listening to stories at bedtime has a clear link to success at school in all areas of the curriculum. Albert Einstein was once asked by a mother what she could do to help her son to be successful. His reply was to read fairy tales. When she explained that she hoped her son would become a scientist like Einstein his reply was to read more fairy tales. The most important thing you can do to support your child at home is to read to them and listen to them read.

The following websites have games which the children are familiar with from school...

Phonics Games:


Maths Games:



Spelling/ Literacy Games:



Oxford Owl is also a useful website for parental support:

For e-safety child friendly links try:


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