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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1 


 Platypuses: Mr Mace (Year Leader) 



 Wallabies: Miss Martinez  



 Koalas: Mrs Grimshaw


Mrs Wallace              Miss Street            Mr Brown                   Miss Wright     

(cover)                      (cover)                     (PE)                           (Music)



Mrs Smith                Mrs Watkins            Mrs Bunker                Mrs Harmes

                  ​​                            (awaiting photo)


Welcome to Year 1. We are delighted to be working with your children and welcome you to another exciting year in their school lives.


If you would like to discuss your child’s learning or share any pastoral information (e.g. changes in circumstances at home, friendships) please contact the team on , noting in the subject heading which teacher you would like to get in touch with. We will endeavour to get back to you as quickly as possible during the working week. For all non-learning matters (e.g. payments, clubs, pick-up arrangements), please contact .

Our aim is to give every child the opportunity to experience ‘Life in All Its Fullness’ and we hope that your child has a wonderful year with us here in Year 1.


PE days: Monday and Wednesday 

Your child will need to come into school in their PE kit on their PE days, alongside any days in which they are attending an after school sports club. 

Learning in Year 1 (Termly Overview)


These termly overviews outline the units, subject skills and 'must haves' that your child will be learning. You may wish to discuss and research some of the learning at home if your child has shown a particular interest in one of the areas.  


Please click the links below to see enlarged versions.

Home Learning 


Reading: At least 3 times a week, checked on Friday

Your child will bring home a selection of books to read. Ideally, we hope that our children read daily but we expect every child to read a minimum of 3 times a week and record this in their reading record. Please see our 'home reading guide for parents' below for further year group-specific information. 


Phonics: Set on Thursday, checked on Tuesday

The children will be tasked with completing a phonics worksheet which focuses on the sounds covered during the children's phonics lessons that week. Each child will receive their own homework folder in which to keep their worksheet. Below, you will find some useful videos showing a range of phonemes (sounds) and their correct pronunciation. 


Maths (optional): 

Pupils are encouraged to play on Numbots throughout the week to develop their number fluency skills and compete for the top spot in the year group. The children's log in information can be found at the back of their Reading Record.


Please click here for:

Google Classroom (sign-in)

Purple Mash (Longfleet sign-in)

Numbots (website)

For technical and password support, please contact Mr Oulton on or follow the link below:



GO WILD for Reading is Longfleet's brilliant home reading reward scheme for pupils in Reception and Key Stage 1. Children will have followed this scheme during their time in Year 1 and will continue to challenge themselves by reading as frequently as possible at home, colouring in 'WILD' letters and aiming to collect prizes to celebrate their accomplishments this year. We encourage every child to develop a love of books and, as it is such an essential life skill, we expect all of our children to read a minimum of three times a week at home and to record these reads in their Reading Records. Thank you for your support with this. 

  • Children must have their Reading Records and books in school every day.
  • Reading records will be checked every Friday.
  • Children will change their own books each Friday

Longfleet 'Must Reads' for Year 1


Below are a selection of our 'Must Read' books that we enjoy throughout the year in Year 1. These are high quality texts that we feel will enrich our children's reading experiences as well as help to take them on a varied reading journey throughout their time at primary school. By the end of Year 1, all of the children will have heard and enjoyed these books in class but they may wish to add them to their own collection at home. Re-reading and discussing favourite books is such a valuable part of the reading experience and something that can also be enjoyed as a family. Happy reading! 

How Can I Support My Child at Home?


Here are some helpful links and resources to use at home:

Phonics: How to pronounce pure sounds | Oxford Owl

Learn how to pronounce all 44 phonics sounds, or phonemes, used in the English language with these helpful examples from Suzy Ditchburn and her daughter.

Phonics: How to blend sounds to read words | Oxford Owl

Suzy Ditchburn explains how letter sounds can be blended to read words, and gives tips on how to practise phonics with your child.Find more phonics help on O...