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Year 1


On this page you can find out about the different activities we are doing in school.  You can play games to help your learning and see photos of our special events.  



Miss Crispin- Year 1 Leader and Class Teacher (1C)

Mrs O'Neill- Year 1 Class Teacher (1O)

Miss O'Brien- Year 1 Class Teacher (1W)


At the bottom of this page you will find lots of information about our P.E slots, library days and useful resources for Maths, Phonics and English. 


If you need any further information, please talk to your child's class teacher.




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Common Exception Words

It is expected that most children are able to read these words in books and spell them in their writing by the end of Year 1.



General Year 1 Information


PE - Year 1 have PE on Wednesdays . Please ensure no earrings are worn on these days, and that all long hair is tied back.


Library - Year 1 visit the school library on a Wednesday - Please ensure that children have their bookbags in school.


Reading books- Children have all been given an individual reading book. Your child's class teacher will change these books once a week. They need to be brought into school every day. Please remember to record each read in your reading logs. 


Every Friday we will send home 3 new sounds to practise for their homework with their phonics book. Please ensure that their phonics books are returned to school daily! 


Homework books need to be brought in on the following Wednesday to allow time for marking. :) 






Reccomended Reading List for Year 1


The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen

Peace at Last by Jill Murphy

The Bad-Tempered Ladybird by Eric Carle

Funnybones by Allan Ahlberg

The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson

A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond

A Lion in the Meadow by Margaret Mahy

Cops and Robbers by Allan Ahlberg

Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy by Lynley Dodd

Owl Babies by Martin Waddell

The Emperor of Absurbia by Chris Riddell

There Are cats in This Book by Viviane Schwarz

Mister Magnolia by Quentin Blake

Katie Morag’s Island Stories by Mairi Hedderwick

My Friend Bear by Jez Alborough

Avocado Baby by John Burningham

The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr

Meg and Mog by Helen Nichol

Not Now, Bernard by David McKee

A Dark, Dark Tale by Ruth Brown

Dogger by Shirley Hughes

I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen

The Dark by Lemony Snicket

You Can’t Take An Elephant On The Bus by Patricia Cleveland-Peck

Penguin by Polly Dunbar

You Choose! by Pippa Goodhart

Stanley’s Stick by Neale Layton

What to do if an Elephant Stands on your Foot by Michelle Robinson

Dinosaurs in the Supermarket! by Timothy Knapman


Phonics Games to Play

To play the phonics games click on the picture below.

Please choose Phase 2,3 and 4 to play.


Reading real and nonsense words

Blending Dragon: Quicky read the word, catch correct ones and fly through the gate to get rid of false words


Maths Games to play



In Maths we are learning about number recognition.

Click on the pictures to play the different games.



These are other games you could play.


Counting in 10s

Counting in 5s

Money Games

Pay For It


Play Save the Whale to practice your numberbond skills

Save The Whale 2



Robin Hood Archery Doubles


Counting in 2s

Play these games to help you recognise 3D shapes.