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 Summer 1st Half Term

DB Primary 

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


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

The children will be learning about.  

  • ​The basic conditions needed for living things to survive

  • The differences between living things and things that have never been alive

  • That living things grow and reproduce

  • That the features of the school environment affect the types of living things found there

  • Being able to sort living things into simple groups

  • Being able to recognize living things in the school environment

  • Understanding that different locations support different living things

  • The names of the parts of plants: root, stem, leaf, flower, fruit, seed

  • Knowing that seeds grow into plants

  • Knowing that plants need light to grow

  • Knowing that plants need water to grow

  • We shall be carrying out a number of experiments linked to our topic giving the children a chance to use scientific vocabulary and carry out a fair test.


In Mathematics we will be:

  • •    Solving one step multiplication and division problems
    •    Doubling and halving numbers
    •    Revision of halving shapes and understanding the symbol ½
    •    Identifying and understanding odd and even numbers
    •    Using directional language, right turn, left turn, forwards, backwards, half turn 


In English we will be:

  • •    Writing a simple story from a story map.
    •    Retelling a familiar story orally and through drama
    •    Exploring problems in stories
    •    Exploring characters and writing character descriptions

Year 1 Homework

Learning Logs - The children will make and plant a grass head in school. They will bring them home to take care of. We ask that they place them in a sunny position and water them regularly. When the grass hair grows we ask that they bring them back into school to show the class.

Keywords  - Every week your child will be individually tested on a 1:1 basis on their keywords (if they are still at this stage). 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. 

Spellings -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. There is also a homework task on db primary for our weekly spellings which allows the children to practice regularly over the week.

Math’s and Phonics homework

Math’s or Phonics homework will be set on Purple Mash each week. This will be set on a Friday to be completed by the following Thursday. Please help your child to work through the activities which will reinforce what they have learnt in class. 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.

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.

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 stapled to the inside of your child’s blue reading record book. We are working on phase 5

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