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Welcome to Year 1

This year promises to be an exciting adventure for Year 1 pupils, full of interesting projects that encourage the children’s creativity and further their learning journey.

This year, there are three Year 1 classes:

Cedar Base with Mr Morrow, Mrs Phelps

Maple Base with Miss Grimes and Mrs Court 

Hazel Base with Miss Boorer and Mrs Elsey

Please do not hesitate to catch us on the playground if you have any questions. However, there will be many opportunities, as we invite you in throughout the year to see and discuss your child's hard work.


Read many common exception words:

Year 1:

a, are, ask, be, by, come, do, friend, full, go, has, he, here, his, house, I, is, love, me, my, no, of, once, one, our, pull, push, put, said, says, school, she, so, some, the, they, there, to, today, was, we, were, where, you, your


Below are the Fairy Tales book list that we are going to read during our next half term:

  • Cinderella
  • The Gingerbread Man
  • The Three Little Pigs
  • The Three Billy Goats Gruff
  • Goldilocks and the Three Bears
  • Little Red Riding Hood
  • Jack and the Beanstalk

Just because we are reading these doesn't mean you ONLY have to read these ones!

Things to know if you want to investigate more!

  • Hans Christian Anderson wrote classic fairy tales
  • Disney stories are often based on fairy tales


Batman Phonics books website link


Below are a few of many websites and activities that you can try out at home to help your children with their phonics knowledge.

You can subscribe to this for access to more games etc but there are a lot of free activities and printables that you can use (the children in Year 1 are familiar with this website!).

A great website for online games.

This website is full of information and activities that can help you to support you child with their phonics and reading (This also follows the phonics curriculum that we teach).

A great link for stories to listen to – You can have lots of discussions around the story and always pick out some of the sounds you can hear in the words.