Welcome to Year 1

Our Class are called The Leopards and "we love to learn!"

Parents Information 

Our teachers are Mr Smith, Mrs Jones, Mrs Kent, Mrs Gilibertti and Mrs Marlow

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.

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. 


Alien Words 5.4.19

Alien Words 17.5.19

Alien and Real Word 24.5.19


 Our current topic is Enchanted Woodland

We had a fabulous trip to Brandon Marsh in Warwickshire. We did lots of exciting things like Woodland Activity, Hedgehog Hibernation, Minibeast hunting and Den Building. 


Click on the photograph of the owl to see more some of our photographs.

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 home a folder with alien words in. These are nonsense words to ensure the children are secure with identifying and blending sounds together. Please keep all of these resources in their school bag so that we can add to them when necessary.

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.

Complex speed sounds chart.docx


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 Eggshttp://readingeggs.co.uk/