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Year 1


Welcome to Year One

 Green Finches

Class Teacher- Mrs Lee

Teaching Assistant- Mrs Freeman


Summer 1

Learning Challenge: Where do the leaves in winter go?







This half term our key text is The Rabbit Problem by Emily Gravett


How does 1+1 = 288? A family of rabbits soon supplies the answer in this funny story! Hop along to Fibonacci's Field and follow Lonely and Chalk Rabbit through a year as they try to cope with their fast expanding brood and handle a different seasonal challenge each month, from the cold of February to the wet of April and the heat of July. 




Phonics is a big part of Year 1. The children will do 20 minutes of phonics learning each day, just like they did in Reception. These are fun, pacy sessions which involve games and tasks. They will learn tricky words, spelling rules and how to sound out (segment) and blend, to aid them with their reading and writing.


How can you help your child at home?


Please practice your child’s sounds and spellings as they come home. Letters and sounds are everywhere! Encourage your child to spot letters and words whilst out and about e.g. road signs, number plates, food packaging, adverts etc...


Phonics screening takes place in June for all Year 1 children. A phonics meeting will be held nearer the time. Please check our class page and newsletter for updates. 




In Year 1 the children will be introduced to our new maths scheme Power Maths. Power Maths is a whole-class mastery programme designed to help nurture confidence in maths. This term we will be focussing on;


  • Multiplication and division
  • Fractions of a shape
  • Fractions of a number







Books are changed Monday, Wednesday and Friday when your child’s book has been read x3 and their reading record signed by an adult.

P.E is every Monday and Wednesday. Please ensure your child has a full kit consisting of; a plain T-shirt, dark coloured shorts or leggings and black pumps. Long hair should be tied back.

Homework will be given on Friday and is to returned for the following Wednesday.

Spellings will be sent home on Friday to be tested the following Friday.


Dates for your diary






Spellings - 13/03/20