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Year 1

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Welcome to Year 1.  Hold tight you're in for quite a ride.  


After two years of hybrid learning, we're delighted to be able to return to normal practice this year.  Homework will be sent home every Friday, with spellings set for each half term, and sent home at the end of the first week each term.  In Year 1, our primary focus is reading, and letter recognition, something that is delivered through daily phonics, daily Guided Reading, and daily one to one reading with a member of staff. We ask you to hear your child read every day at home. We now have a fully phonic based reading scheme and this has enabled us to start to look at reading comprehension earlier on, confident that the books your child reads at home only includes phonemes (letters and letter sounds) that the children have already read.  


Children take part in two PE sessions each week, and we ask that PE kits remain in school to facilitate this.  PE typically consists of one indoor (gymnastics or dance) and one outdoor lesson (ball skills or athletics). These take place on Monday and Tuesday every week. Children will also be encouraged to take part in the Daily Mile, in the first half of the Autumn term, and (weather permitting) from February half term.  Children also receive RE lessons each day before lunch, as well as taking part in a range of worship activities.  


Mr Richards and Mrs Griffin

To contact Mr Richards with any queries about work set or to send completed work please email on

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