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smiley Welcome to Year 1smiley

A warm welcome to Year 1 which is taught by Miss. Hickman.

Our teaching assistant is Mrs. Copestake.

Poles Apart

This term our topic is all about the Arctic and Antarctica. We will be learning about the weather and climate, animals that live there and we will even carry out scientific experiments using ice. So far, it has been lots of fun! 


Spellings - The spelling logs should be in school every day as we can't always promise the test will take place on set days. We will record how your child has scored in their log, which will be sent home daily. Once your child has scored full marks, two weeks running, they will automatically be moved onto the next set of words. If after three attempts your child has still made mistakes, they will be moved on to the next set of words automatically.


Reading books - Reading books will be changed on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.


Class 1's P.E. days are Tuesday and Thursday. Please ensure that labelled P.E. kit is in school at all times.


As children are not issued with the clear plastic book bags in Year 1 they will need to bring their diary and reading book in a red book bag.



We are looking forward to helping your child to learn and have fun! smiley


This year our topics are:

- Houses and Homes

- Victorian Christmas

- Poles Apart

- Great British Gardens

- Artists and Animals

- Transport and travel

Year 1 Expectations in Reading, Writing and Mathematics



We follow the Letters and Sounds Phonics scheme.


See the link below for more information.




A summary of the graphemes we will be learning in Year 1. They are grouped into their phoneme (sound) families.

Spelling Bee Words - Finalists

Phonics videos which we have used in school.


Phase 3 tricky words -


Vowels song -


Mr Thorne's Phonics videos -