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Books we are reading in class this term include: 


             Buy The Huge Bag Of Worries Big Book | TTSOne Fox: A Counting Book Thriller  Mae Jemison (85) (Little People, BIG DREAMS) : Sanchez Vegara, Maria  Isabel, Morton, Janna: Amazon.co.uk: Books  Three Billy Goats Gruff - Silver Stories

Mrs Armitage on Wheels: Celebrate Quentin Blake's 90th Birthday




We have set homework for each child which is linked to our maths learning in class. This homework is set on Monday and children have a week to complete it before the following Monday. Information about the homework is on the class Google Classroom. (Links to these are below) Go to the 'Classwork' tab and then 'Autumn Term Home Learning'. 

Log-in sheets for each pupil have now been sent home. We explained to the children that the QR code for Discovery Education had to be updated therefore we have given you an updated copy. The previous QR code on the sheets you may have retained from their Reception class will no longer work. (All other log in details have remained the same.)

There is a separate sheet which has the information required to log in to MyMaths. As with all log in and personal information please keep these somewhere safe.

Year 1 Welcome Letter 2023

Autumn Learning Tree 


Book bags need to be in school every Monday. There is no need to bring book bags on other days.

Daily Little Wandle phonics groups continue in Year 1. In a similar way to Reception, phonics will be taught in groups by all Year 1 staff. Three times a week the children also read with an adult as part of a smaller group. These reading sessions work on decoding, prosody and comprehension. At the end of the week, we will allocate this book to your child on the Collins website. New books will be allocated at the end of each week. Please login at home so that your child can share this with you and show you what they have been learning in school. Please add a comment in your child’s reading record every week to show this has been done. Logins will be new this year and will be written in your new reading records for easy reference.

In addition to this, every Monday your child will bring home a sharing book. These books are recommended Year 1 texts- both fiction and non-fiction. They are labelled with a shiny Year 1 sticker. Please enjoy these together. These books are returned and allocated every Monday. Please add a comment in your child’s reading record to show this has been done. Children will also visit the school infant library and choose a book to bring home. Please also return these alongside the other book on Mondays.

Water and Snacks

Please ensure that your child has a named water bottle in school every day. Fruit will be offered to the children every morning at playtime (10.15am). Your child is allowed to bring in their own snack to eat at playtime. Please remember we are a nut-free school. 

Google Classroom

Cherries Google Classroom Link 

Pears Google Classroom Link 

Home learning


15-20 minutes daily.

Y1 Sharing book - please read this together and write a comment in the Reading Record. A new sharing book will be sent home every Monday. Please return this book every Monday so that we can rotate the books and send new ones home. They have a shiny sticker on the front to make them easy to identify. 


Collins ebook - these will be allocated at the end of each week so the children can share what they have learnt in school. These ebooks are matched to each child's phonics learning in school. 


Library book - these books are chosen from the library by your child. Please return this book every Monday so that we can swap it for another library book.

Key words/

Phonics/ Spelling 

Here is the list of the Y1 and Y2 common exception words (words that don't follow the phonics rules). 

Common exception words Y1 & Y2 


This week we would like your child to practise these words which will be checked in class the following week.


Spellings for WB 04.12.23 - Recap some of the alternative vowel sounds we have covered so far. - (Similar to last week)

a (ay/ai/a/a_e) e.g. hay, rain, paper, plate, cake
e (ee/ie/ea/e_e) sheep, she, cheat, complete, teach
i (igh/i/ie/i_e) e.g. fried, tie, fright, bite, spider, child
o (ow/o/o_e) open, so, 
u (oo/u/ue/u_e/ew) moon, balloon, blue, tune, music, human, few

Please check Google Classroom to see the maths home learning for this week. Go to the 'Classwork' tab and then 'Autumn Term Home Learning'. 

Creative Home Learning Project

The autumn term Creative Home Learning - 'From A to B' has been posted on the class Google Classroom. Please upload the work to Google Classroom so that children can share their work with the class.

Due in WB 4.12.23

General Routines


Return reading record, sharing book and school library book

Library - Children visit the school infant library in the afternoon


PE - wear PE kit to school (outside PE)


Forest School -please bring wellies and a rain coat


PE - wear PE kit to school (indoor PE)

Gardening - please bring a rain coat and a change of footwear 

Learning this week:

Traditional Tales - The Three Billy Goats Gruff


Addition and Subtraction

Learning next week:

Traditional Tales - The Three Billy Goats Gruff


Addition and Subtraction Continued

BHSA Class Reps

Cherries Class - 

Paula Cornelio (Oliver A's mum), Giordano (Joe) Suergiu (Leonardo S's dad), Michelle Yu (Charlotte's mum) and Chloe Morris (Issy’s mum)

Pears Class - 

Marija Martinovic (Mila's mum), Luciana Pop (Leo Pop's mum) and Despina Kyriakidou (Antigoni's mum)

Thank you for your continued support in Year 1.