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Welcome to our Year 1 page!

Hello 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 Class Teacher (1C)

Miss White- Year 1 Class Teacher (1W)

Mrs Taylor- Year 1 Class Teacher (Mon, Tues, Weds) (1TS)

Mrs Smith-  Year 1 Class Teacher (Weds, Thurs, Fri) (1TS)


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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Phonics Screening test

Our Year 1 phonics screening test is coming up. It will take place week commencing 10th June. We have been busy practising at school and any extra practise you can do at home will also help! 

Here is a link to a website which has some good games to play which can help. 


If you have any questions or would like any further advice, please speak to your  child's class teacher.


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.



This term we have been learning all about growing!


In science we have been learning the names of different plants and naming the different parts of the plants. We planted beans and we are busy watering them every day to see how they grow.


In English we have been exploring the story of Jack and The Beanstalk. We wrote a letter from Jack to his Mum. We have been focusing on extended our sentences using adjectives, conjunctions and similes. 


We have linked our growing theme to our music lessons by exploring mini-beasts and the habitat they live in. 


In Maths we have been learning how to make equal groups and recognising when groups are unequal. 


In ICT we have been talking about how to keep safe on the internet and all about the different forms of technology we see in everyday life.




Testwood Lakes


We all had a fantastic time at Testwood Lakes. We did pond dipping, explored the wormery, learnt what a plant needs to survive and met a tree!!


Here are a couple of photos from our trip. If you would like to see some more photos from the trip please speak to your child's class teacher. 

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General Year 1 Information


PE - Year 1 have PE on Wednesdays and Thursdays. 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 Thursday afternoon - Please ensure that children have their bookbags in school.


Reading books- Children have all been given an individual coloured reading book. These could be changed daily or after the children have read it with you regularly at home. Don't forget to record each read in your reading logs. 


Every Friday we will send home children's homework,this will be either a reading comprehension task or a Maths task.


Every Monday we will test the children's spellings and then send home the new ones.  


Homework will be given out on a Friday. Please make sure that it is returned to school by 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.