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Welcome to Year 1

The topic for the Spring Term is Houses and Homes.  We will be talking about our own houses, what they look like and are built of.  We will also look at all the materials we use in our homes for any activities we do within them and to make them comfortable.  This will involve investigating different materials.  We will feel them, listen to them, smell them and look closely at them to see how they are the same and different.   This is an historical topic so we will find out about how houses and homes have changed over time with the introduction of electricity and mechanisation. We will be learning about the Great Fire or London.  We will look at William Morris patterns in wallpaper and fabric for our artwork.  In February we will find out more about places of worship by visiting the Mosque in Thornton Lodge.  


In KS1 we use the Monster Phonics scheme of synthetic phonics. We learn 4 / 5 sounds a week and learn how to blend them to read whole words and sentences. We read real and made up words so we are ready for the KS1 Phonics check in at the end of Year 1. We use the Monster Phonics Reading Scheme in school and books will be sent home to read together to promote your children’s love of reading. Please follow the links below for flashcards and high frequency words. You can also log onto Bug Club as there are many online books to choose from. Your login is in your child's home learning book.


If children need to self isolate due to Covid-19, remote learning will be provided each day on Google Classroom. You can find your log in stuck in your child's home learning book. Search for 'Google Classroom' in your search engine to access the remote learning for Year 1 children. 


Please click here to access the 200 High Frequency Words

Please click here to access the phonic sounds flashcards

Please click here to access common exception words

Follow this link for ways to help your child https://monsterphonics.com/free-resources/fun-ways-to-help-children-learn-phonics-spelling/