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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1 


 Platypuses: Mr Mace (Year Leader) 



 Wallabies: Miss Helm  



 Koalas: Miss Cran


Teaching Assistants:


Mrs Robson              Mrs Matthews          Mrs Bunker                   Miss Booker



Mrs S Kent          Miss Street (cover)      Mrs Bartlett 




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 four new 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. 



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.


Wider Curriculum: Computing - Set on Thursday, checked on Tuesday:

Most of the computing homework will be set as a 'to do' on Purple Mash. Teachers will check that this 'to do' has been completed. Within your child's class Google Classroom page, there will be a video explaining the task to be completed. There are weeks when computing homework will be completed in 'hard copy' and placed in the children's purple homework folders. An explanation will be given each week through a teaching input video which is accessible in your child's class Google Classroom page. 



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 Reception and will continue to challenge themselves by reading as frequently as possible at home, colouring in 'WILD' letters and aiming to collect pin badges 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



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

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...