Welcome to the Year One Class page for 2018/2019. Here you will find information regarding your child’s homework, what we have been experiencing and learning in Year One and any key information such as spellings later on in the year. Please check this page at least once a week for updates.

Happy Friday!

Thank you to those who have emailed or written regarding a problem with Education City, I have resolved the problem now and the work has been published under classwork for the time being. Please could you ensure you log on with your child this weekend and complete the assigned phonics activities. We have also completed some tasks as a class and I have demonstrated how to log on with the children so they should be experts by now!

I have set new Mathletics homework to end our current halves unit and we are now moving onto money as of next week. Again please encourage your child to log on and complete the assigned activities to support their learning. We have been introduced to plants this week and we have been identifying and observing plants in Science and Art and Design and learning all about the important job that plants have on our planet.

Our Phase 5 phonics has been moving along steadily and we have been exploring the ‘ai’ sound this week, looking at all of the different graphemes which belong to the ‘ai’ family: ay, eigh, ey and our split digraph a-e for example made, game, tame.

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Wall

Happy New Year to both children and parents,

We have all settled well into our first week of Spring term and we have been busy. Please keep a look out for the Year One Newsletter on this page next week which will explain what we will be doing this term.

I have set some new homework tasks on Education City today which will expire in two weeks so please do log on with your child using the login in the front of the homework records. If for any reason the activities will not work please let me know and I can check. They are all tablet friendly activities that I assign but some devices haven’t been allowing children the correct access. I will also be sending our written homework next week so please check your child’s book bag daily.

All PE kits should be back in school on Monday ready for the new week and please continue to support your child’s reading by listening to them for 5 minutes each evening. This week we have been focusing on Fiction and Non-Fiction books so do look at a variety of books at home also. Here we are organising our Fiction and Non-Fiction books:

Have a restful weekend,

Mrs Wall.


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Myself and the rest of the staff in Year One would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support in this Autumn Term and to wish you a peaceful and happy Christmas break.

The children will be coming home this week with their Christmas folders which will have their Christmas calendar and cards in and their homework sheet for the holidays. I will also be setting Mathletics and Education City homework for Maths, Phonics and Writing and please could you make sure they are reading their book over the holidays. We will also be sending habitat homework and PE kits home.

We have had a wonderful week this week, with our Carol Service in Church, Christmas party and the talent show and we even got to meet Father Christmas!

We look forward to seeing you in the New Year!

Many thanks,

Mrs Wall, Mrs Costas-Walker and Mrs Wane

Hello and happy Friday!

This week has been our last full week of rehearsals for our Christmas production and the children have been singing and dancing their hearts out! Thank you for all of the costumes – can I remind you that we have our dress rehearsal on Monday 10th December in the afternoon so please could the remaining costumes be brought in on Monday morning.

It is vitally important that each child reads every night and we have seen a decrease in the amount of records being written in which doesn’t give us a clear picture about which child is reading. In the New Year I will be introducing bookworms so each child can have a daily bookworm on their reading chart if they have read the night before. This will give the children some ownership over their reading and we would be grateful of your support with this.

Alongside Mathletics, the children now have Education City passwords in their records which will allow them to complete Literacy and Phonics activities as part of their homework. Activities will have been set for this week so please do encourage your child to log on.

We are looking forward to seeing you all at the Christmas productions next week, I am sure you will have a great time!

Many thanks,

Mrs Wall



This week I thought it would be beneficial to discuss Phonics and how we use Phonics in school to help our reading and writing. Phonics is an extremely important part of Reception and KS1 and it all begins in Nursery settings at Phase 1 – environmental sounds. It is then built on in Reception, moving onto Phase 2,3 and 4 and in Year One we begin the Phase 5 and we get ready for our Phonics Screening in June.

To help your child excel in their Phonics, I have included a video to demonstrate how the key sounds are pronounced so you can look out for these when you are reading with your child. I have also included a link to the Oxford University Press website which offers various advice and free resources to aid your understanding of Phonics. Myself and Mrs Todd will also be diarising an evening in January to host a Phonics evening at school.

Please do have a look at the resources in your spare time – have a practise at the different sounds even if you do feel a bit silly!


I will be sending out homework on Friday (due back the following Friday 23.11.18) which will focus on our ‘ea’ grapheme/the way we write the sound, as an alternative for our ‘ee’ sound/phoneme.

Many thanks,

Mrs Wall

Happy Friday Year One!

Just to say it was great to meet you all this week at our two parents evenings – all of the children are settled and doing so well and it was lovely to hear your comments and feedback.

We have had a busy first week back after half term and we have started our new topic of Fire! Fire! which will see us exploring the Great Fire of London throughout this half term. We have been creative in RE and thinking about how God created our world, alongside starting our new short topic of Poems on a Theme in Literacy where we have been watching Michael Rosen perform his poems and joining in with our own actions.

I cannot thank you all enough for the amazing habitat work that came back with the children on Tuesday – they are truly stunning and we enjoyed having a look at each one and presenting our habitats to the rest of the class.

I have set a new Mathletics homework for this week which is related to our problem solving unit of work.

Have a restful weekend,

Mrs Wall


I hope you are all well and looking forward to the half term break! We have all been working really hard in the run up to half term.

To finish our Science topic, investigating and discovering lots of new facts and information about animals, I would love the children to complete a mini project to bring in after the half term break. The details about what I would like them to do will be in their reading records this Friday (12.10.18) along with their Mathletics password which they have been assigned some Maths activities. These can be done online.

I hope you enjoy completing the Science project with your child – I wanted it to be as fun as possible and will hopefully consolidate their learning from our Animal topic.

Many thanks and have a lovely and restful weekend.

Mrs Wall


Just to say thank you for all of the wonderful celebration photographs which the children brought into school. We have had fun sharing the pictures in class and we have written about these special times. I will be using some for our RE display and I will aim to send any spares back before our half term break.

Homework this week will be to practise reading and spelling the tricky/common exception words on the list in your child’s reading record. If you have any concerns please make a note in their record.

As part of our Science topic, we will be creating our own animals over the next two weeks. The app ‘Animal Muddles’ is a great app for the children to make their own animals by mismatching animal body parts. It is a free download and would be a fun activity for your child to do over the next week or so in preparation for their own creation!

Many thanks and have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Wall



I hope you have all had a lovely week.

It was great to meet some of you on Monday at the ‘Meet the Teacher’ evening. I am looking forward to getting to know you all and if you couldn’t make it for any reason at all, please feel free to book a surgery appointment for a Wednesday after school 3.30pm-4pm where we can discuss any questions.

We have been very busy in Year One with Spirituality week and experiencing lots of new things in school. In light of this, I have sent some Maths homework out this week in your child’s blue folder which is a review of our subtraction and addition work from the previous week. Please have this completed by Thursday the 4th October. This will be the weekly homework day – sent out on a Friday and due back on the following Thursday. If you have any problems, do let the Year One team know.

Have a relaxing weekend,

Mrs Wall


Welcome back! I have attached the curriculum information for the Autumn Term.


topics letter Autumn 2018 year 1



Year 1 Curriculum Map 2017 – 2018