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Welcome to Year 1

The topic for the first half term is ‘Out and About’ where we will be looking at the ‘Percy the Park Keeper’ and his animal friends stories. We will be finding out about parks and their development over time. There will be lots research about animals and investigation of plants and trees in the school grounds linked to the collection of stories. We will be thinking about seasonal changes including weather patterns and changes in day length. We are hoping to visit Beaumont Park.


In Reception and 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/