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John 10v10

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Year 1

Phonics Phase 5 Sounds Pronunciation

I hope this video helps you with the pronunciation of phase 5 sounds.

Phonics Phase 3 Sounds for Pronunciation

I hope this video will help you with the pronunciation of the phase 3 sounds.

Welcome to Year 1!


Welcome to our Year One class page. I am Miss Dearden and we are supported by Mrs Broadhead and Mrs Wilding.



Summer Term


We have been so proud of the way the children have returned to school during the latter end of the Spring Term. It has been great to see the children laughing and playing on the playground, as well as throwing themselves into their learning.


This term we will be continuing to focus on our Covid Recovery Curriculum, working hard to fill the academic and social gaps that may have appeared over the last 15 months. We're looking forward to getting outside as much as possible and we're hoping that we can start to get back to some degree of normality with our usual summer activities.


During Spring 2, we took part in the St Oswald's Dance Festival! Click here to see the performances from all of the classes.



General Reminder

  • The children will be doing PE twice a week, on Tuesday and Thursday. Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school at all times and that all items are clearly labelled. We encourage children to practise getting dressed at home to help them get changed quickly in school. This is even more important at the moment as we will be trying to adhere to social distancing as much as possible. 

  • Any letters or reply slips, which need to be returned, can be put in your child’s book bag. The children are encouraged to check them each morning and give things in after the register.

  • Forest School will commence in the first half term and will be on either a Tuesday or Thursday until the end of Autumn half term. Please ensure your child comes into school wearing their school uniform and that they bring their wellies and waterproofs in a separate bag to change into. I will let you know what group your child is in.


New To Year 1



Your child will be given their reading book and reading journal in their first week back. They will also be choosing a book from our class library. This book might be a little trickier than their scheme reading book but we would encourage as many people to read with the children as possible to broaden their vocabulary. 

They need to keep these in their book bags to bring back to school each day. Every morning they will be asked to put their reading records in the book tray to be checked by the teacher. They will be asked to change their reading book when necessary. We expect the children to read at least 3 times at home with an adult to help with progress with their reading and writing. If we feel a child has not understood the text in the book, they may be asked to ready the book again - this will help to consolidate their reading knowledge and understanding. 



I have attached a list of all the year 1 and 2 expected spelling words for your information.

Each week, I will send home spellings that your child will need to practise. These will compliment spelling patterns that they will having been learning in school during phonics.



We are going to focus on reading and spelling on the most part for homework this year. Alongside this, I will be setting some small tasks to allow you to practise accessing Google Classroom. Don't panic about this! I will break this down into small steps and if you are struggling, please let me know. 



In year one your child will be learning cursive handwriting. We will teach this in school and practise a little everyday. It would be helpful to remind your child about their starting point (on the line) when writing at home.

To support you and your child, I have attached a copy of the cursive writing format.


You can find all the documents further down this webpage too! 


If there is anything that you wish to discuss with me, please feel free to arrange a phone call meeting through the office as I will be unable to speak to you on the playground. 


Best Wishes,

Miss Dearden  



Autumn 1 - Trains, Planes and Automobiles 

Have fun trying out some of our favourite online games.

I have added our favourite games, but these websites contain lots of other great interactive games and activities too.