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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1

Mrs Hughes (currently on maternity leave) and Miss Woodray would like to welcome you to our fabulous Year 1 class page where you can find out how we are succeeding, every single day!

Welcome to our class webpage where you can find out about our amazing learning journey. You will find information about our activities, examples of our work and comments from us!

Please visit often to see our learning journey develop.


Reading Books

Please bring in your book bag every single day to read to your class teacher, Mrs Stevenson, volunteers and just for pleasure! These will be changed when your reading record is completed by an adult. 



Please ensure full PE kits are in school every Wednesday. This is black shorts, white t-shirt and black pumps or trainers for outdoor use. 

Sports Day is Tuesday 11th July - please make sure your child has a full PE kit to take part. 



Bishop David Sheppard uses  phonics as one of the strategies to teach young children to read. 


What is Phonics?
Children begin to learn phonics (sounds) in Early Years both Nursery and Reception. Once children begin learning sounds, these sounds are used orally to identify and make words. They will then begin to learn the letters which make each of the sounds and these are used to read and spell words. For this reason, the first initial sounds that are taught are ‘s’, ‘a’, ‘t’, ‘p’, ‘i’, ‘n’. These can immediately be blended for reading to make simple CVC words (consonant, vowel, consonant) e.g. sat, pin. Children then develop segmenting for writing skills; breaking the word into sounds to spell it out.


What is the Phonics Screening Check?
Children in Year 1 throughout the country will all be taking part in a phonics screening check during the week beginning Monday 12th June. Please ensure your child is in every day this week. Children in Year 2 will also take the check if they did not achieve the required result when in Year 1 or they have not taken the test before.  The phonics screening check is designed to confirm whether individual children have learnt phonic decoding and blending skills to their age related expectation .

Thank you very much for ensuring your child attended school that week. Children excelled themselves and I am very proud of their reading! Well done Years 1 and 2!


In maths this half term we have been using our knowledge of the times tables to help solve money problems. Below you can see us using the 5 times tables to help us.

Money Problems

We have also been looking at fractions; working out how to find half and a quarter of an amount and shape. We really enjoyed moving around the stations,  investigating and solving the problems with our friends.



We have been reading 'Meerkat Mail' were Sunny the meerkat writes postcards home from visiting his family in lots of different places and have ended the unit becoming authors and illustrators and writing our own! 

We have worked very hard on these and they are up on display in class for all to see! 

Our Postcards Home

Chester Zoo


Children in year 1 and 2 enjoyed our trip to Chester Zoo....even with the rain!


Leah Sc "It was funny when the giraffe weed on the floor!"

Mason liked the rhinos because "They had a massive sharp horn on their noses".

Julia "I liked the flamingos because I liked looking at the baby ones, they were cute."