Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!

Mr Bhatti and Ms Fenton are the Year 1 team. 

We are looking forward to a very exciting and productive year. 


Children will need their P.E. kit for extra-curricular Wednesdays and for P.E. lessons which will be on Thursday. Please make sure your child has a P.E. kit in school that includes a house colour t-shirt, black or navy leggings/shorts, or tracksuit bottoms for the winter, and pumps/trainers (trainers are preferred).     


Spellings will be given out on Friday and will need to be learned for a test the following Friday.  


Homework will be given out in children's Learning Logs on a Friday and should be handed in by the following Wednesday, so that it can be marked.       

Children will be given a 'home reader'. This is a book that matches their developing phonic knowledge.  Your child should be able to use their decoding strategies e.g. sounding out and blending to read this book to an adult.  This book can be changed every few days in the classroom.  


In Key Stage 1 children continue to be taught using the 'Letters and Sounds' programme which they begin during Foundation. There is detailed transition work between Foundation and Year 1 which ensures carefully targeted teaching of phonics at the correct level for each child.  Phonics takes place daily from 9.30am-10.00am in Year 1. The lessons follow a clear structure of Review, Teach, Practise and Apply. Listed below are some useful resources.

Useful Phonics Websites 

Letters and Sounds words and sentences for Phase 2 and 3


As part of our wider topic ‘What is a Hero?’, we will explore the history of Guy Fawkes and the gunpowder plot, leading to celebrations around Bonfire Night, as we know it today. We will link to the themes of Equality, Power, Belief, Rights.