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Books we are reading in class this term include: 


On the Way Home by Jill Murphy (Paperback, 1984) for sale online | eBay    Collins First Atlas: The perfect introductory atlas for children aged 4-7. ( Collins Primary Atlases): Amazon.co.uk: Collins Maps: 9780007221691: Books             



Little Wandle Reading Books

We have given out books to those children whose parents have paid the deposit AND signed the agreement. These books are in new plastic zippy wallets with a bookmark which has the child's name on it. We give these LW books out each Thursday so please can these be returned the following Thursday. This allows us time to do our 3 reads per week. We will continue to also add these books onto the E-Collins as an eBook.

If you are not sure if you have paid AND signed the consent then please see your class teacher. Some parents have paid but not signed the agreement and some had signed but not paid!

Upcoming Dates

6.3.24 - Year 1 & 2 Parent Drop in
On Wednesday 6th March, parents are welcome to line up with their child in the playground and come in and experience the start of the day at 8.55am. This will end at 9.20am.
During this time the children will be doing their reading session which will have a focus on comprehension and answering questions about the book. Parents can read with their child or with the child's group and see the teachers deliver the lesson.
It would really helpful if you could tell your children in the days leading up to it if you're unable to join us so they know.
If you have a child who is in Year 2 you can decide which year group to go to.
27.3.24 - Year 1 visit to Vauxhall City Farm

15.5.24 - Year 1 visit to see The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre 


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

Spring 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. 

Collins Little Wandle book - same book as above. These are matched to each child's phonics learning in school and is the same book as the ebook.


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 26.2.24 - Practice writing the words which have the /ture/ digraph as an /ch/ sound: E.g. feature, creature, nature, etc


The tricky word because - Use a mnemonic to remember like Big Elephants Can Always Understand Small Elephants


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

Creative Home Learning Project

The spring term Creative Home Learning - 'Our Island' is on the class Google Classroom. This is due in week beginning 18th March.

Please upload the work to Google Classroom so that children can share their work with the class.

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

Thursday Return Collins Little Wandle book inside plastic wallet with child's bookmark

PE - wear PE kit to school (indoor PE)

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

Learning this week:

Assessment Week/Comprehension


Addition and Subtraction (within 20)/Assessment Week

Learning next week:

World Book Day 


Addition and Subtraction (within 20)

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.