Year 1


Autumn Term 2019

Phonics Resources

Please use the following links to access some fun, free sites where you can find games and activities to support your child’s phonics learning.

The first link will take you to a video that shows how we say all the sounds.

Year 1 Summer Term News Letter June 2019

Summer Term Learning

Our topic for this half of term will be:

Animal Magic 

you will all receive an email with details of this terms learning. 

Key dates this half term……

Every Tuesday and Friday morning at 9.00am– come and join your child for phonics

10th– 14thJune  Phonics screening

17th– 21stJune  Family Learning Week

1stJuly  - Summer Walk 

3rdJuly  - Sports day 

17thJuly – Sandbanks Trip

23rdJuly -End of Term

Please note that all children are required to take the phonics screening check, if anyone is off sick and misses it during the week beginning 10thJune they will take it the following week. 

Swimming & PE

This term Swimming will take place on Mondayand Thursday– all children must have the appropriate swimming kit. 

Girls: one- piece swimsuit, swimming hat and towel. 

Boys: close fitting trunks or shorts (not baggy shorts), swimming hat and towel. 

Goggles may be worn if children can put them on themselves. 


Please ensure your child has a named PE kit in school at all times.

Homework – helping your child

Reading- Your child will continue to bring home a reading book each evening which they are expected to read to an adult at least 5 times per week.  Please can we ask you to fill in the appropriate part when your child has read and support them to correctly complete the reading activity sheet which is on the reverse. Please ensure that the reading activity is completed to the best of his/her ability using pencil.

Phonics– on Fridays you will continue to receive details of your child’s phonics learning for the week.

Mathletics - Your child has a password that gives them access to ‘Mathletics’ on the internet, a great way to learn as well as being good fun. Please encourage your child to log on each week and aim to earn a certificate which will be given out and celebrated in school.  

Spellings– home on a Monday with a test the following week (after phonics screening) 

HomeTalk – SchoolWrite – please support your child with this once a month activity to help develop their talk for writing skills. 


Please can all children bring a named water bottle to school to have in the classroom. In the classroom bottles should just contain water, this is the healthiest option and spillages do not encourage ants and flies. Children may have juice or squash as part of their packed lunch. 

As the weather is warming up and UV light is stronger can all children bring a named sunhat to school to wear at breaktimes. Children may bring sun cream to school but will need to apply it themselves. 

Keeping in touch……

Please remember that we are always happy to speak with you about your child – after school is generally the most convenient time as before school can be a little rushed. However, we will always endeavor to be available if possible.

Thank you for your continued support.

Year 1 Team