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Year 1

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To Year 1
   Mrs Jones 1J              Miss Randell 1R  

Other familiar faces to our classrooms
(RE) Mrs Midgeley & Miss Pembroke (ICT)

Bear with us! We are adding things frequently! If you have any ideas for the page please let us know.

Year 1 Spring Overview


Spring 1

Spring 2


Spring 1

Spring       2



Design Technology

Eat More Fruit and Vegetables


How Have Shops Changed?


Send and Return

Hit, Catch and Run


What is Leighton Like?


How does the bible show God’s power by using miracles?


Maze Explorers





Henri Rousseau

Personal Development



Phonics screening test week W/C Tuesday 8th June 2021 

Information about the screening test can be found here

Introducing team games and skills - every Tuesday for 1R and Thursday for 1J.


PE is on Tuesdays and Thursdays - please send your child into school wearing full PE kit and consider the weather and ensure they have extra layers for playtimes, and during the day.

Water bottles  
Please clean the bottle each evening and send in with fresh water daily - not juice.
This helps to adhere to current safety regulations and to keep your child healthy.

Please send in bookbags every day - We aim to read once per week, alongside our weekly guided reading, daily shared reading and phonics, and end of day reading for pleasure.

Please do not allow children to bring in toys, teddies, key rings or hanging decorations on bookbags. Please leave rucksacks at home, as only bookbags, lunch boxes and coats are needed. 

Supporting your Child’s Learning

Our Year 1 webpage contains links and guidance to involve you in your child's school learning journey. We very much view you as our team. Without your support our aims are harder to achieve.

Introducing some of our Autumn term texts!!


This first half term we are learning narrate another story about a detective creature that is good at finding missing things!!
In our second half term, we will learn how to structure our writing to create a letter from Hermelin, telling people where there missing things are.

(Infact we have read all of Bethan Woollvin's fictional texts and consider her a favourite author)

We have role played escape scenarios (which the children loved!) and changed many story details through modelled writing, to narrate our own unique stories.

We continue to analyse text - lookiing at beginnings/introductions, middles/problems and solutions, and the ending/happy or sad endings.

Also, understanding how to maintain the readers interest when we story write to discover how an author creates/writes a story which uses interesting features (using adjectives, openers, alliteration, noun phrases, character descriptions and creative thinking).

Spelling, punctuation, grammar and spacing remains a daily learning target and is important for helping the reader to decode what has been written.


At School

We have developed a bank of 'favourite fictional authors' in school and we study the features and techniques they use when writing their texts.

So far we have loved: Sue Hendra, Julia Donaldson, Tom Fletcher and Judith Kerr.

We aim to read individually with children at least once per week, alongside our weekly guided reading, daily shared reading and phonics, and end of day reading for pleasure texts. 

At Home
We ask that children read for ten minutes each day. Books sent home do not have to be completed all at once and we strongly encourage an equal amount of questioning, to ensure the text and vocabulary has been understood. If you are not sure how you can do this, please ask and look at this link .
If you feel your child needs more books than given, please use Myon and access the online reading books available. 
You are welcome to record tasks completed and comments in your child's blue reading journal also.

Myon (Homework) & Reading Online              


Each week we ask that your child uses Mathletics and earns a Bronze (or beyond) certificate. Some tasks may be those seen before, however, repetition is vital for learning. Also, it's a positive experience for the children to feel they are doing something they 'find easy' at times.
It is important you let your child complete tasks independently to reflect which concepts they require a more solid understanding of, meaning  the most appropriate tasks can be assigned

Mathletics (Homework) & Online Games                


Just as they did in Early Years, your child will continue to experience Phonics teaching in a variety of ways. Phonics supports reading, writing and speaking, by helping children to recall and recognize common spelling patterns, by enriching their vocabulary and understanding of word meanings and by developing their concepts about print.

The sounds or phonemes we focus on each week are taken from a systematic phonics program of learning, alongside words which frequently occur in order to make-up sentences and those which do not (tricky words or common exception words).

Online Phonics Games/resources

Digital/Online Flashcards 


By the end of Year 1 pupils are expected to read and spell the common exception words listed below. Please give your child the best chance at learning these by choosing a few each week and practicing how to read and spell these.