Class 1

We are pleased to let you know that your child can receive a daily phonics lesson whilst schools
are closed. Phonics is the way we teach children to recognise the sounds in words. It helps your
child to learn to read and is an essential part of your child’s education. Please Click here to access the resource


Year 1 Autumn 2nd Half Term


Due to our 2 week class isolation last half term we will spend part of our first week back finishing off and recapping on the work we covered before the break.

DB Primary 

 Please use the below link to access DB Primary we will be using this platform to set weekly homework.

Our topic this half term is called ‘celebrations’

The children will be learning about Christian celebrations, important celebrations in our culture and those celebrated by other religions and cultures.


In Mathematics we will be:

  • Comparing numbers to 20 using more than and less than.

  • We will also be adding and subtracting using a number line.

  • We will be applying what we know to solving problems including those with missing numbers (e.g. 9 +   ?   =15)

  • Later in the term we will be looking at 2D and 3D shapes and their properties.


In English we will be:

  • Writing instructions using bossy verbs

  • Writing descriptions of characters linked to our visual Literacy

  • Writing letters

Year 1 Homework

Keywords and Spellings - Every week your child will be individually tested on a 1:1 basis on their keywords. If your child reads all their keywords clearly and confidently then they will be given the next set. All keyword testing will be done on a Wednesday.

The children also bring home a set of spellings to learn each week linked to their phonics. Please practice with your child. They have a look cover write check sheet to begin their practice and a purple spelling book for further practice. Spelling tests are on a Friday.

New for this half term :

Bug club

We are trialing ‘Bug Club’ an online phonics and reading program where teachers can set individual home learning tasks to improve children’s reading and spelling. You will receive a letter and login for your child. It is a fantastic resource which

allows teachers to set home learning tasks linked to class phonics work and monitor progress. Bug club has included an incentive for the children too, as they complete tasks online they earn gold coins which they can use on the site to play fun games!

Learning Logs

Year 1 will bring home their first Learning log task on Friday 13th November. Information about this is on the inside cover of their purple learning log homework book.

The learning log task for this half term is to draw, cut, stick, collage and write about their favourite celebration. Their learning log task is due in no later than Friday 11th December.

General Reminders for Year 1


PE is on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please make sure your child has a full school PE Kit in school, this is a plain white t shirt, navy shorts and pumps. Can I ask that parents please put their child's name in their pumps. Thank you

Phonics play is a fantastic resource to further your child's love for reading and spelling. The children in year 1 really enjoy phonics and it would be fantastic to continue this at home. The username and password for this site have been sent via parent mail.

We have a jumper box in class where the children are free to take their jumpers off during the day. Please put your child's name in their jumper to avoid any confusion.

Reading books will be changed on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. It is important that you and your child read every night. When you have read with your child please sign their blue reading record, without this signed the children will not be able to change their book for a new one.

If you have any queries or questions please feel free to come and speak to me at the door in a morning or at home time.

Thank you for your constant support

Mrs Foster

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