Year 1



Year 1’s updates

This week’s spellings: Spellings Summer 4 10.5.21

This week’s homework (w/b 26.4.21): Beat That! number bonds facts (timed) – coming home Tues. 11.5.21 – Please check your child’s green homework folder for details.

Please see here for  Previous Y1 Updates

  Year 1 Common Exception Words  *Please see phonics groups info below for word lists relating to each of our Phonics Phases.*

Reading Info –  Read Write Inc Suggested Books (linked To ORT) / Epic! Reading Scheme Info



Our Phonics  Groups:

KippersMrs. Leavy’s group 

Word lists for Kippers: Phase 2 High Frequency Word Mat  /  Phase 3 High Frequency Word Mat

Floppies – Intervention Group

Word lists for Kippers:  Phase 3 High Frequency Word Mat / Phase 4 High Frequency Wordmat

    Index of /Source Images/Logos - Suppliers/Oxford     ChipsMiss Platt / Mrs. Tetlow’s group

Word lists for Chips: Phase 3 High Frequency Word Mat  /  Phase 4 High Frequency Wordmat / Phase 5 High Frequency Word Mat

     Pin by Andrew Gardner on Early years ideas | Reading tree, Oxford reading tree, Phonics reading    BiffsMrs. Kulczycki’s group

Word lists for Biffs: Phase 4 High Frequency Wordmat  Phase 5 High Frequency Word Mat



Year 1 Curriculum

Across the Curriculum – our topics for the Spring term:

  1st half term 2nd half term
Science Unit 8 In Upk - Lessons - Blendspace Unit 8 In Upk - Lessons - Blendspace
Seasons topic ongoing throughout the year



Download Free png Globe Pull Material Free, Globe Clipart, Globe, Geography PNG Image ... -

World Geography

Weather topic ongoing throughout the year

History Free Rosa Parks Clipart, Download Free Rosa Parks Clipart png images, Free ClipArts on Clipart Library

Rosa Parks & Annie Kenney

Art / DT Flying Pencil Vector Images (over 2,400)

Sketching (Art)

Fruit Salads (DT)

RE tbc tbc



Lockdown Learning:

Year 1’s Lockdown Learning Blurb

Year 1. Week 1. W:b 4.1.21

Year1. Week2. W:b 11.1.21

Year 1. Week 3 W:b 18.1.21

Year 1. Week 4 W:b 25.1.21

Year 1. Week 5 W:b 1.2.21

Year 1. Week 6 W:b 8.2.21

Year 1. Week 7 W:b 22.2.21

Year 1. Week 8 W:b 1.3.21


💫  See you all next week! 💫




Across the Curriculum – our topics for  last term (SPRING):

  1st half term 2nd half term
Seasons topic ongoing throughout the year



The United Kingdom, including London

Weather topic ongoing throughout the year

Art / DT Printing (Art)

 Moving Pictures (DT)

linked to London topic

RE Introduction to Islam


All children will be exposed to maths every day, through a range of practical and real life activities. The children will continue to work on their number recognition and counting skills.

We are currently having a big ‘push’ on number formation. It really is so important that the children can form their numbers correctly. Please could you take some time to practise these at home with your child? 

This term we will be focusing on the 4 main number operations. The children will have many opportunities to use practical equipment to support them with their learning and will also begin to record their calculations and discuss new strategies that could be used to solve problems, find solutions and reach answers. 

Lots of our work will be investigative. We encourage you to practise maths skills at home with your child. Look for numbers around the house, count the stairs, help pay for items in the shop… maths is everywhere!

Useful maths-related info from your parental information pack:

MATHS Number Formation Tracing Strips

MATHS Number Formation 1 To 20

MATHS Useful Maths Websites Y1

MATHS Y1 Criteria Number, Place Value, Calculation And Fractions



Year 1 is such an important time in your child’s learning journey, in that they are still learning how to read and write.

Reading and phonics are key pieces of the Year 1 learning jigsaw. For children to reach their full potential, it is so important that they read at home as well as in school. Could we ask that you try to listen to your child read for around 5-10 minutes each night if possible? Please continue to read books from home as well as school books. 

If you haven’t already checked out Oxford Owl, please take a look! It is a lovely resource which has a library full of e-books relating to the Oxford Reading Tree scheme. Class login details are at the front of your child’s reading record book. These ebooks can be used to supplement home reading should you wish to use them.

Useful reading-related information:

Spring Reading Challenge Minis

Phonics is at the heart of all of our English learning in Year 1 – we need phonics to help us read and spell. As such, our daily small-group phonics sessions are an important part of our day. In Years 1 and 2 we use the Letters and Sounds programme in conjunction with Phonics Play for our daily phonics sessions.

The aim is to make phonics fun so we play games and sing songs to help us with our phonics learning. Please see top of this page for further details.

Useful phonics-related information:

PHONICS Phase 2 Phonemes And Tricky Words Desk Mat

PHONICS Phase 3 Sounds And Tricky Words Desk Mat

PHONICS Phase 4 Initial Blends Mat

PHONICS Glossary Of Terms

In Year 1 we aim for all children to become confident and independent writers. To achieve this we have a big focus on correct letter formation as well as phonics.

We choose texts and topics carefully to engage the children and make writing both purposeful and fun. 


This term we will look at several well-known stories and traditional tales with repetitive patterns and phrases.

Throughout the term the children will be supported to speak and then write in complete sentences using capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. 

Useful phonics-related information:

WRITING Letter Formation Mat Curly Caterpillars Etc.

WRITING Uppercase And Lowercase Letter Formation

WRITING Y1 Writing Criteria 20 Stars2

WRITING Y1 Grammar Booklet 2020

Your class teachers are Miss Platt and Mrs Tetlow. 

Mrs Leavy, Mrs Kulczycki and Miss Ewbank will also be working in Year One, supporting the children with their learning. 

Your child should have brought home a parental information pack back in September. It gives you an idea of what Year 1 is all about! We hope you find it useful. If you have any questions about any aspects of your child’s school life, please do come and ask.

The Year 1 Team


Important everyday information:

BOOK BAGS – Could we ask that your child brings his/her book bag to school every day?

UNIFORM – Please could you make sure your child’s belongings are clearly labelled – especially kits, jumpers / cardigans, shoes and coats.

PE/GAMES KIT – For now, children need an outdoor games kit (jogging bottoms / leggings, hoodie / sweatshirt plus trainers). Kits need to come into school on a Monday please, and will come home again on a Friday for washing. It is *really important* that children have the correct kits in school; if not, they will unfortunately not be able to take part in games lessons.

HOMEWORK – General homework (green folder) and spellings homework (red folder) are usually given out on Tuesdays, ready to be handed in the following Monday. Weekly spellings have not yet come home – please look out for these coming home in a couple of weeks. Please could we ask that red and green folders are both kept in your child’s book bag, ready to be handed in on a Monday morning? 

🙂 Many thanks for your co-operation! 🙂