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Year 1: 1TS, 1LL, 1NH

Welcome to Year 1

Handwriting session 2 split digraph u-e

Enjoy and I'll look forward to seeing your handwriting in action very soon. Mrs H

Some burst bubble home learning! Handwriting meets phonics with Mrs H

can you write and work out your o-e from your oe and oa?

Stephen Fry talks about turning on the subtitles

We know that your child has been reading to you most days as well as doing our video assignments so they won't have gone back but he makes a good point and is worth the minute's watching.

Thursday 17th November 2020


Well, it hasn’t quite been the end of term that we expected but still, it doesn’t change the fact that we have had a fantastic first term in Year 1! We have loved getting to know your children this term and we are so proud of them. They have adapted brilliantly to a new year, new routines and have made fantastic progress too!


Thank you for all of your support this term- reading at home, Doodle Maths and Doodle Spell etc. It really does make a huge difference and we very much appreciate it!


We are very sad to say goodbye to Mrs Hannibal as we know lots of you are too. We know that she will miss you all and has had a great term teaching your lovely children. We wish her all the best in her new role. We look forward to welcoming Mrs Vann in January J (Have a look on our school facebook page to see an introductory video)


Next half term PE will be on a Tuesday and Wednesday.


Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and best wishes for the new year. We hope you and your families stay safe and well over the Christmas break.


See you in January!

The Year 1 Team smiley

A big welcome to Mrs Vann in Year 1 who will be starting in January. 


Click the link below to find more about Mrs Vann

1. Busting phonics jargon.

Do you get confused between sound buttons and digraphs, graphemes and phonemes? Let's see if this short video will help.

Shut The Box now selling for only £2.99 in a well-known shop that begins with Home..!  Just saying!


Half Term Blog - Autumn 1

It has been a super start to the year for our Year One children. We have been so impressed with their enthusiasm for school and how quickly they have settled into the new routine. We would like to commend the children for their following of our new safety measures.


We have endeavoured to bridge gaps from the summer term, as well as introduce the Year One curriculum. The children have done lots of work on subjects and verbs and are using sound mats to aid their segmenting, then blending of words for writing.


In maths, we have been getting to grips with the ‘part, part, whole’ model to aid addition, subtraction and finding missing numbers. We have been counting in two’s and practising number formation.


Our topic lessons began with learning about ourselves, our history and our bodies. We then began to experiment with materials for building (just like the three little pigs!) and experimented with the strength of straw, sticks and bricks.


The children have been learning about internet safety in PSHE, as well as learning the proper names for their private parts. We have designed our own pants and learnt the ‘pant song’ to promote personal safety.


We have been lucky to have Gemma Gym help us in gymnastics. Gemma and the teachers have been so impressed with the children’s progress with their gross motor skills. Next half term, our PE days will be TUESDAY and FRIDAY. Please ensure PE kits are named and suitable for the cold weather. Tuesday’s PE session will conclude just before the end of school so we are asking that children wear their kit home and return it the following day. Many thanks in advance for your support with this.


After half term the children will begin spelling tests. A list of common exception/high frequency words will be sent home in the red reading folders. Please look in red folders on Monday for further information.


As well as ‘doodle maths’ and ‘ready, respectful, safe’ certificates on Friday, each class will be awarded a ‘reading champion’ medal. The medal will go to children who have been reading consistently at home as well as efforts in school. Please be sure to log all the reading your child does in the red folders.


Thank you all for your valuable support this half term. Wishing you all a safe, well deserved rest.

The Year One Team x x x

Parent Information - Seasons (Autumn 2)

Year1 How to help your child read the same book over 4 days

Making the most of the book over 4 days. More than just getting your child to read it again and again, this video will create a more confident reader, a more...

Friday 11th September


Week 1, done! We would like to say a huge well done to all of the children this week. We are so proud of how well they have settled into Year 1 and adapted to new routines and expectations.

The children have been very busy adjusting to school life again. We have had lots of discussions about our school rules- to be ready, respectful and safe and what this looks like during the school day. Of course the children have been growing their brains- working hard in guided reading, phonics, english, maths, PE and PSHE. We had some virtual assemblies with Mrs Fenby to welcome us to the new school year and celebrate a super first week. Most of all we have enjoyed getting to know your wonderful children. 

We would like to thank you for your support too- arriving on time through the correct gate, collecting children on time and maintaining social distancing. It is much appreciated!

A few reminders...

  • Children need a named snack pot (fruit or veg) and water bottle every day
  • Make sure everything is clearly named!
  • Reading books and red folders to be returned Friday ready for new books to be issued on a Monday
  • Please ensure that you have returned your 'permission to collect' slips (these were attached to the welcome to Year 1 letters)


Thank you again! Have a lovely, restful weekend.


The Year 1 Team smiley

1st September

Are you ready to get back into learning full time? Feeling a bit wobbly? Start with Doodle Maths - even if you just do your 6-a-day every day it will be helpful. Have you practised crossing the road at the 2 ramp crossings- 1 on Broadway Lane, 1 on Shillingstone? Have you got a book you could read? Get back into the routine of a bedtime story if you can. We've kept the transition folder (see Reception page) so you can browse through the ideas and videos again.

Teachers have been in school to set up the classrooms (after the big deep clean) and generally get ready. We are looking forward to meeting you at our classroom door next Monday. Some staff will be at the Shillingstone gate to welcome you and help you reach us. You know where your classroom and toilets are, you know who your teacher is- welcome to Year 1!


Doodlers with a 14 day streak:

1ST                                       1LL                                     1NH

Amelia                                   Alexios                               Joshua

Ellie.                                      Arielle                                 Leon

Ryan                                     Henry                                  Noel

Inez                                       Louie                                  Ronnie

Kavya                                    Thomas                              Yuvraj



I wonder if we can double that list next week? (for a 7 day streak)


Tuesday 4th August

Special Doodle Maths shout out to:


1LL                                    1NH                             1ST

Thomas                             Joshua.                        Ellie

Louie                                 Leon                             Inez

Lilian                                  Noel                             Kavya

Henry.                                Ronnie                         Ryan

Freddie                              Yuvraj




Keep going with your stars and streaks!

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