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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1


Teachers - Mrs Spencer-Burton & Miss Comer

Teaching Assistant - Mrs Tudor


Our aim in Year 1 is to ensure that the children experience a smooth transition from the Foundation Stage to Key Stage One. The Year 1 curriculum builds upon and extends the experiences that children have had in Reception. Learning through play will continue to be an important part of the school day, and the children will gradually be eased into more formal learning as the year goes on so that they remain motivated, enthused and eager learners. Please don’t hesitate to come and see us either before or after school if you have any questions or queries.

Our Class Saints are the Holy Family.


Year 1 Information


Thursday - Spelling books left in school. The spellings will be displayed on this webpage if the children would like to practise at home on Thursdays.

Thursday PM-Forest School- (children to come in dressed for forest school)

Friday - P.E (kit including trainers to remain in school)

            - Spellings/homework.


Please send your child in to school with a named bottle of water and a coat every day. 


All items of clothing and any other belongings must be clearly named. 


P.E kit will be sent home and the end of each half term to be washed.




Reading at home


Children will be given a set of books to take home to read each week. It is important that your child reads daily at home and they must be able to talk about what they have read. Please make a note of how your child found the book and any tricky words in the Reading Record. These notes can be brief!


Your child’s book changing day can be found on the front of their record.


If your child does not have their reading book at home, Oxford Owl provide free eBooks. Click the link below to access the books:




Spellings have been set today and will be tested on Thursday 7th March Children will need to practise these daily at home. Have a lovely break!

Spellings w/c: 04.03.24


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Group 2






Group 3








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Maths Homework


KIRFS (Key Instant Recall Facts) will be sent home every half term for children to practise. Ideas on ways to do this are included on the fact sheet.

Maths homework will also include practical activities from time to time. You will receive a ParentMail (on a Friday) when an activity has been set. Please write a note in your child’s reading record once they have completed the activity with a brief note explaining how they found it.


Phonics Screening Check


At the end of Year One in June, pupils sit a short Phonics Screening Check to assess their reading ability. More information on this can be found on the video link below.


The video below gives further insight into the Read, Write, Inc. programme.


Many thanks,

Mrs Spencer-Burton and Miss Comer


Multi-skills festival at BEO

The Year 1 Curriculum overview can be found under the 'Curriculum tab' on the school website.

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