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Welcome to Class 1!

Welcome to our class page. Here you will find all of the exciting things that we are getting up to in Class 1! 

We all live in a yellow submarine

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Phonics Screening

As you may be aware the Year 1 Phonics Screening test is in June. Here are a few ways to help your child at home. 


Help your child to sound out the letters in words and then to ‘push’ the sounds together to make a whole word. Try not to refer to the letters by their names. Help your child to focus on the sounds. You can hear how to say the sounds correctly by searching on YouTube for ‘Read Write Inc. Phonemes Pronunciation Guide’

Your child will learn letter sounds in a certain order which are set out below.


Speed Sounds Set 1

To begin with we learn a sound a day. We use pure sounds so that your child will be able to blend the sounds into words more easily.

Letter-sound pictures are used to help your child learn these sounds quickly. 

e.g. mmaisie mmmountain is morphed into m,  t-t-t-tower is morphed into t 


Set 1 sounds are taught in the following order:

m a s d t, i n p g o, c k u b, f e l h sh, r j v y w, th z ch qu x ng nk 


Set 2 

ay: may I play

ee: what can you see

igh: fly high

ow: blow the snow

oo: poo at the zoo

oo: look at a book

ar: start the car

or: shut the door

air: that’s not fair

ir: whirl and twirl

ou: shout it out

oy: toy for a boy 


Set 3

ea: cup of tea

oi: spoil the boy

a-e: make a cake

i-e: nice smile

o-e: phone home

u-e: huge brute

aw: yawn at dawn

are: share and care

ur: purse for a nurse

er: a better letter

ow: brown cow

ai: snail in the rain

oa: goat in a boat

ew: chew the stew

ire: fire fire!

ear: hear with your ear 

ure: sure it’s pure?

tion: (celebration)

tious / cious: (scrumptious/delicious)

e: he me we she be 


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Reading and Spellings

Please note that reading books will be sent home each Friday and should be returned promptly each Thursday. Your child will then receive a new book and their reading book signed to take home until the following Thursday. Please sign your child's book when you have listened to them read. 


Lists of words to learn to spell will be sent home each Friday in your child's green spelling book. Your child will then be tested on the list of words in school on the following Thursday. Your child will then practise spelling the same words again for a second week to try and beat their score in the next spelling test in school. After this two week period a new list of words will be sent home.


Homework will be sent home every Friday and will need to be returned the following Wednesday. This is a chance for me to see all of the exciting things the children get up to and how creative they are at home!

PE Days

Please ensure that your child has their PE kit in school each Monday for the full week ready for our PE sessions on a Monday and Thursday.