Welcome to Year 1
Our Class are called The Leopards and "we love to learn!"
If you haven't completed the Pupil Review of the Year it will need to be completed as soon as possible. You can download by clicking here.
When you have finished it please send it to
We are taught by Mr Smith and Mrs Kent.
- Parents are invited to come into class every Friday morning between 8:50am and 9:10am to read with your child.
- P.E. days are normally Monday and Wednesday but please can P.E. kit be in school every day in case of a change.
- New reading books will be given on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
- Please encourage your children to be independent at school and at home with sorting out their bags and dressing themselves.
- A copy of the 4+ to Year 1 transition PowerPoint can be found here.
HOMEWORK: Your child will receive homework every Friday. Please return this by the following Wednesday.
As part of our RE topic learning about the Mass we sang a song called
Do this in memory of me. (John Burland)
Year 1 Sports Festival
We had a fabulous time at Aylestone Leisure Centre competing in the Year 1 Sports festival.
Click on the image below to see more some of our photographs.
Alien Words Homework
As we get closer to the National Phonics Check our Year 1 children have been practising reading real and alien words for homework.
If you are not sure what these alien words should sound like, here are some mp3 files with the words read aloud. Listen to them before your child reads the words and you will know if they have said them correctly.
Reading support for parents
Please click here for information on how to best support your child with their reading at home. As always, please do speak to us if you require any further information or support.
Phonics support for parents
Your child now has their green set 1 sounds book and yellow set 2 and 3 sounds book. Please use these at home to help secure your child's knowledge. Soon we will be sending homework with with alien words in. These are nonsense words to ensure the children are secure with identifying and blending sounds together. Please keep practising as often as you can.
By clicking on the link below you will be taken to a video showing how to pronounce the sounds your child will be learning in school. This will help you to support your child's reading and writing.
Free games to play with your child to help practise blending and identifying real and 'nonsense' words.
A copy of the speed sounds chart we use in class can be found below.
Mathletics, Spellodrome and Reading Eggs
Please try and go on these sites with your child to support their in class learning. Their logins are in their home school link books (Mathletics and Spellodrome is the same user name and password).
Mathletics - http://uk.mathletics.com/
Spellodrome - http://uk.spellodrome.com/#/home
Reading Eggs - http://readingeggs.co.uk/