Welcome to our year 1 page!
In year 1, we have to sit the Phonics Screening Check which takes place in June. This is a statutory test that all children in year 1 must sit and happens in all Year 1 classes across the country. To sit the Phonics Screening Check children must know all of the sounds from Read Write Inc and be able to blend them to read words made up of these sounds.
We are working really hard on this every day in school and would appreciate your support in working with your child at home to enhance their knowledge and enable them to pass the check.
Here are the sounds that we use within Read Write Inc which your child will be aware off. If you have any questions or would like support please do not hesitate to come and speak with me.
Below are our common exception words for year 1, these are words that are tricky to sound out. We need to be able to read and write these words by the end of our time in year one so any practise would be excellent.
In year 1 we have 2 PE days each week. These are on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Full PE kit should be worn to these sessions which includes:
- White or grey t-shirt
- Red shorts
- Black pumps
No jewellery is permitted at any time in school, especially earrings.
In year 1 we will be giving out homework each week, this will consist of a spelling list and an online homework on our virtual learning environment, DB primary. If anyone is struggling with logging in or have lost passwords, please contact me and I will sort a new one for you.
Homework will be set on a Friday and spellings will be tested the following Friday. The results of these spelling tests will be sent home at the bottom of the following weeks spellings.
Blackpool Zoo 2018
Here are some photographs from our educational visit to Blackpool zoo. We were able to see lots of different animals in their environments and loved a day out. We even found Sunny the meerkat from our English story.
Year 1 Non-negotiables
The document below shows the non-negotiables for year 1. By the end of the year, children should be able to do these things. If you could practise any of these things at home with your children, it would help their learning journey.