Welcome to Year 1’s wonderful page!

The Learning Journey for this half term is..


We wish you all a very ‘Happy Half Term’! Rest up, stay stay and see you on the 2nd November 🙂

Week ending:  Friday 23rd October 2020

In English:

This week: This week, the children looked at poetry. As well as writing their own poems about their favourite toys, the children partook in a number of independent activities throughout the week. These included acrostic poems about some of the characters in Toy Story, matching rhyming words, colouring rhyming word families and writing their own rhyming poetry.


We have consolidated our reading of the Phase 3 sounds – It’s important that the children continue to practise these individually and recognise them within words. Click on the link below to access Phase 3 phonic games for the children to practise.


j, v, w, x, y, z, zz, qu, ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, ar, or, ur, ow, oi, ear, air, ure, er

Tricky words  – he, we, be, me, she, my, you, all, are, her, was, they, my

In Maths:

This week: This week the children have continued to practise their addition skills using the number line method to support them.

Value Certificates

Well done to the following children for receiving a value certificate this week!

10 – Jahsiya and Vasil

1M –  Anna and James

1R –  Oliver and Miles

Self Isolation and Purple Mash If your child is having to self isolate from school because of potential symptoms, you will receive an email from their class teacher on Purple Mash.  We will send you PowerPoint Presentations for you to follow throughout week in English, Maths, Handwriting and Phonics. The work can be done in the exercise book we provided in the wallet. Feel free to attach a picture of your child’s work to an email and send it to your class teacher on Purple Mash. We are aware this is challenging as I know many parents are working from home but it’s important that the children continue to develop their skills in all areas of learning so that gaps are minimised.

All children should have received their Purple Mash logging in details. Please contact the office if you have misplaced this information.

************************** REMINDERS AND NOTICES ******************************************

In absence of our ‘Meet the Team’ meetings, we have created a short video to share some key important information.

Please click on your class below to watch.

10 Miss Michel

1M -Miss Waters 

1R – Miss Georgiou

The PowerPoint presentation below will also include some additional useful information.

Meet the Year 1 team 2020

Home Learning – Home learning in Year 1 is most effective when it’s a hands on approach. We believe the children learn best when given practical approaches to embed their learning. The children will receive weekly homework which will involve discussions around a topic or consolidation of teaching from the previous week. Children will receive their homework books on Friday. These will need to be back in school the following Tuesday. 

Reading books -The children will receive 2 home reading books and a book from the book corner each week. Reading is key in Year 1 and the children should be reading every evening for approximately 10 minutes. Once your child has read to you, please sign and date the reading record so we can keep track. The TA will change these weekly during the day. Please ensure the books are in their book bag daily. Some children will receive  ‘word boxes’ in their reading records. These are some extra words we would like the children to read as they cannot be sounded out and the children just need to know them. Once your child can read and recognise these words, they will move onto the next box.

P.E – The children will have their P.E lesson every Friday with Miss Hammond. The children will need to come to school dressed their P.E kit every Friday. There will therefore be no need for P.E bags in school.