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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

Please use the below link to access Purple Mash.

What are we doing in class this term?

Our Main Topic is called ‘Enchanted Woodland’.

This topic lasts for 12 weeks

If you go down to the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise!

This term, we’ll visit a woodland, observe the wildlife, collect natural objects and take beautiful pictures of the things we see. After our woodland adventure, we’ll write about our experiences and learn all about trees. We’ll use information books to investigate woodland creatures and make mini-books of our own. Throughout the project, we will find out how to recognise different plants and animals and create detailed, observational drawings of them. The tale of Hansel and Gretel will inspire us to write our own stories with a woodland theme. We’ll build miniature dens, create woodland works of art and construct mini-woodlands from twigs, sticks, pine cones and leaves.

​Further details are available on the Year1 Newsletter.



PE is on Tuesday 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 child’s kit. Please ensure earrings are removed

We have a jumper box in class where the children are free to put their jumpers 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.




​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. Keywords are tested each Wednesday with certificates given out on the Friday.

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. There will also be a spelling task on Purple Mash. Spelling tests take place on a Friday.

Maths and English homework

The children will be set Maths and English homework on a Friday. This will be available on Purple Mash.  Please help your child to work through the tasks which will reinforce what they have learnt in class. Tasks will be set on a Friday to be completed by the following Wednesday Passwords will be stapled to the inside of your child’s reading record book. Please check your password as it may have changed from last year. When the English task is a reading comprehension the children will bring a paper copy home to be handed in by the Following Wednesday.


Mrs Malik covers the class for a full day on a Thursday while Mrs Foster has her management role and class prep time.

We look forwards to working together to help your child achieve their full potential. If you have any concerns please speak to the Y1 class teacher Mrs Foster.

The transition into year 1 is a big step with children beginning the National Curriculum. The biggest change for the children is in their access to the outdoors. Year 1 children have set outdoor playtimes with the rest of the school rather than free choice as in Reception class. Children can find this quite hard at first. We try to make the transition into year 1 as enjoyable as possible but children can find the first few weeks quite challenging. Please work with us to praise and encourage the children at this important stage in their schooling.

Thank you for your constant support


Mrs Foster

Welcome To Year 1

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