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We will post school work on this Notice Board on Monday and Wednesday. If you need to contact us please use the following email addresses:



We have created a password protected Y1 page which allows us to post children's work and photos safely.  You will receive a parentmail with the Y1 password. Please do not share this beyond our immediate Y1 community.

We hope that you and your families stay safe and well. Here is some advice from the Healthy Schools team: Staying Healthy - Information for Parent 


A message from the Year 2 TeaM (14.7.20)

Hello Year 1 (soon to be Year 2), 

It was lovely to meet lots of you today at the transition morning. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to school in September.

Pears - you will become Damsons with Mr Powell. 

Cherries  - you will become Apricots with Mrs Nicholas. 

We are very lucky to be joined by Mrs Roberts, Ms Dalton and Mrs Smith too! 

During the holiday we would like you to read and listen to lots of books. Please choose your favourite book to bring in to school in September. Think about why you have chosen it and what you like about it.

 Year 1 Book Checklist How many of these have you read? 

Our first Topic is called I ❤ London! This topic looks at London landmarks, the London skyline, The Great Fire of London, Paddington Bear and lots more!

We wish you all a happy and healthy summer break,

The Year 2 Team

If for any reason you are unable to do the tasks we have set, there is nothing to worry about. We hope they will be helpful!

Please click the link below to find our Word Aware grid for our Mother Nature topic this term. The grid provides lots of key vocabulary. It would be useful to discuss the words with your children to see which ones they already understand and which ones they may need extra support with.

Word Aware Grid - Mother Nature




Calling all parents of children aged 4-8: this is a great fun opportunity for your kids to be part of a nationwide speech and language therapy research study. The data will be used to help build an assessment tool for speech therapists in the NHS.

This is being developed by a Chiswick based team, Therapy Box funded by NIHR (National Institute for Health Research). University of Bristol ethics board approved

It takes only 10 minutes. Download the App on iPhones or android, your child listens to a story and then completes the fun pirate treasure hunt activities.

As a thank you to Belmont, Therapy Box will donate an iPad to the school for every 25 children who complete the study.

Don't forget to add in the ASB redemption code in the grown up area.



PlayStore: https://play.google.com/store/apps/detailsid=com.voca.language.explorer

Website: www.languageexplorer.app

Week beginning Monday 13th July

It is our final week of Year 1 learning!

Class photo collage - If you haven't managed to send in a photo, don't worry, we will use one taken during Year 1. The class photo collage will be posted on the Y1 password protected page on Friday 17th July. 

The Year 1 team would just like to say a big thank you to all the children for your hard work over the last few months and for how well you have coped with such a big change in how you have had to do your learning. We would also like to say a massive thank you (and well done) to all the parents and carers for how you have supported your children at home with their learning and for all your kind words and positive comments that you have given us.

Please watch the 'Welcome to the Week' video on your Google Classroom Stream page.

Reading ebooks

Don’t forget to check out the fantastic ebooks available on the Oxford Owl website.

Oxford Owl ebooks  



Clipart book reading, Clipart book reading Transparent FREE for ...

Please remember that reading is the key skill that is developed in Year 1. It is very important that the children are reading daily to consolidate and develop their reading skills. We would highly recommend the use of the Oxford Owl website where you can register for free to get access to colour banded e-books that are exactly like the ones the children use in school. The link to the website is in the Other Useful Websites section at the bottom of this noticeboard.


📖 Please log on to your classwork page on Google Classroom for this week's activities. You will have the opportunity to write a letter to your new teacher and will have a range of transition and summer activities to complete.


Please log on to your classwork page on Google Classroom for instructions for this week's activities. We have provided a number of Maths Mats for you to apply all the different maths skills you have learned along with a range of resources that you may find useful both this week and during the summer.

Religious Education (RE) Sound 

Please log on to your Google Classroom Classwork page for details about this week's RE learning on Sound (focusing on Islam).



A good resource to help practice and consolidate what the children have learned in Phonics can be found on the following link:

Youtube - Phonics with Ruth Miskin

Below is a link to a phonics website where you can choose individual phonemes (sounds) from Phase 2 up to Phase 5. Play the Buried Treasure game where you have to read a word and decide if it is real or fake. Ensure that the children are sounding out the words in full phoneme by phoneme and not guessing. A good place to start would be the digraphs (two letters that make one sound) in Phase 3. It is very useful to practice this on a regular basis.

Buried Treasure activity 


Below please find this week's Spellings.

We are setting spellings based on sounds in Phase 5. Get your adults to quiz you after you have had some practice (or whenever is convenient). You can record them in your book if you wish. Your spellings this week are based on the split diagraph sounds /ir/ and /ue/



Please spend at least 10 minutes reading a book every day! Keep a list of all the books you read at home.


Please ensure to practise correct letter formation each day. For today practise any letters that you find tricky, making sure to start with a lead-in stroke and keep your letters sitting neatly on the line. Complete two full lines, remembering to start and finish on the line, keep letter size consistent and include finger spaces. 

Handwriting practice  

If you can already form all the letters correctly and consistently, you may wish to begin joining your letters together like you will be doing in Year 2. You can begin by copying out the full joined alphabet string as shown below, or by writing the days of the week, as per the link below. Please note that when joining from the letters 'o', 'r', 'v' and 'w' you go across from the top to form the lead-in to the next letter and not from the bottom.

Cursive Days of the Week


Other websites that might be useful: