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Year 1 2020

We hope you have had a lovely half term holiday. The children have settled back well into school. 


Please find the curriculum news for this half term and the home learning for this half term. 

If you have any questions please contact the office and we will reply at a convenient time via email or phone. 

Please look out in your child's book  bag on a Friday just in case there is any extra home learning. 

Your child may also have a book mark in their reading diary with key words and/or phonics on for your child to learn. 

Thank you for your continued support. 

Mrs Doman, Mrs Burt and Mrs Buckmaster

Year 1 Autumn 2 Curriculum News

Year 1 Home Learning Autumn 2

Welcome back!

It is lovely to have all the children back together and they have been amazing at learning the new routines and re-establishing or making new friendships.

The year 1 children are learning together mainly in the Elm classroom and garden and we have some fun learning planned for them this half term. Now they are in year 1, as well as  daily Phonics, English and Maths, they will also throughout the week do some subject based learning, such as Geography, Art and Science. They will begin to also use precursive letters for their handwriting (lead in and lead outs) this is a step towards joining their letters. This half term's curriculum news details your child's planned learning. Being new to year 1 there is also plenty of opportunity for your child to learn through play. 


The year 1 team are very much looking forward to working with you and your child this year. 

Mrs Doman, Mrs Burt, Mrs Buckmaster, Mrs Kerr, Mrs Roper and Miss M. 

Year 1 curriculum news Autumn 1

Autumn 1 HOME LEARNING information – This half term you are receiving a half termly home learning overview which shows the weekly spellings, words to learn to read and phonics sounds to read and write for each week. Please keep hold of this as these will be the home learning we expect your child to learn each week.  

This overview aims to revisit and consolidate skills for many children, as we want to develop confidence and independence. It also includes some new learning from the year 1 curriculum  We are currently assessing children to find out individual ‘gaps’ in their learning and will let you know, over the next few weeks, where you may be able to help with these ‘gaps’.


Please also keep an eye out in your child’s book bag as some weeks we will also be sending home additional home learning on a Friday. These may be individual to your child’s needs and so will help with their ‘catch-up’ or they may be an additional challenge.



Spellings to learn

We would like your child to learn the spellings listed each week. Please look at the ‘Spelling leaflet’ too which gives lots of fun ways for your child to learn those spellings. The words will be tested the following week on a Thursday.


Words to learn to read

The weekly words to learn to read revisit phase 4 words and move onto phase 5 words. Please find fun ways for your child to learn to read these words. Learning to read tricky or key words, without the need to sound out, supports your child’s reading fluency, comprehension and progress.


Sounds to read and write

These are the sounds we will be learning in phonics lessons each week.

It is really important for your child’s learning, in both reading and writing, to have a secure knowledge and understanding of phonics and spellings. Please support your child in learning to read and spell these sounds.


Maths skills to practice

Please support your child with the weekly maths activities. Many of these can be completed through oral chanting or through practically using objects around the house. Helping your child with these numeracy skills supports their maths fluency, mental arithmetic skills and helps them to make links when solving calculations. A few minutes practising every day is beneficial to your child’s learning.  You can do this in the car, out in the garden or when walking along the street – quick and often works best!

Autumn 1st half home learning