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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1
Miss Hall 
Our teaching assistant is Miss Hayes

Please scroll down to the bottom of our page,

to see our most recent learning!

Useful information

Please practise reading daily at home and please support your child with their weekly spellings.  Your child will have a weekly spelling test.  This will take place on a Wednesday and your child will be tested the following Wednesday on the new spellings given.  

Can you please make sure your child’s name is inside all items of their uniform and their PE kit.  Children need an indoor PE kit (shorts and t-shirt) and an outdoor PE kit (warm tracksuit and trainers).  These should be brought into school on a Monday morning.


Attendance is important to us here at Shafton Primary Academy, we aim to be at school every day! We display our weekly attendance on our doors, so I'm hoping our year one door always looks like the picture! 

We have a half termly assembly to celebrate attendance. Children who 

have been at school every day could be in with a chance of winning a special family prize! 

Our Reading Corner 


Our reading corner is a great place to relax and share a book with a friend.
There is a wide range of books, both fiction and non fiction for the children to enjoy.  
There is also puppets, reading Teddies, small world and role play masks.
The children can use their imagination to retell a favourite story or make their own! 

Our reading bear, yet to be named, will be sent home with one child, 
each week for a weekend stay.

 This will be a reward for doing some great reading, either in school or at home with their families.
  If your child has been rewarded with our bear,
 please return him on Monday morning ready for his next holiday! 

 We've already done some fantastic writing! We have been practising our letter formation in handwriting and learning which letters have ascenders and descenders. We have retold stories such as The three little pigs and The Gruffalo and have also done some writing all about us!
We have a writing area in our classroom where we can write letters and postcards and post them in our post box! We can use different writing tools and also practise handwriting.


What is the phonic screening check?

The National phonic screening check is a statutory assessment that was introduced in 2012 to all year 1 pupils and is a quick 

and easy check of your child’s phonic knowledge.  It takes place each year during June.

What is in the phonic screening check?

It comprises of a list of 40 words and nonsense words. It will assess phonic skills and knowledge learnt through reception and 

year 1. Your child will read 1-1 with a teacher. It will be your child’s current teacher so it is a familiar face. Your child will read

up to 4 words per page and they will probably do the check in 10-15 minutes. They will be asked to ‘sound out’ a word and blend

sounds together. 

(The check is very similar to tasks the children already complete during phonics lessons.) 

How can I help my child?

There are a number of things that parents can do to support early reading development:

·         Let your child see you enjoy reading yourself. They are influenced by you and what you do!

·         Immerse your child in a love of reading.    Make time for your child to read their school book to you.

·         With all books, encourage your child to ‘sound out’ unfamiliar words and then blend form left to right.

·         Use the attached resources.  There are many phonic games for children to access on the computer.

Here is our interactive phonics area. The children enjoy sorting real words and nonsense words by feeding Obb and Bob. They can also practise writing sounds and new words in sand.

                                                    ICT in year One

We have a very exciting and engaging ICT curriculum in year one, and we often use ICT

within our other lessons. We have a designated ICT area where children can go and use the

equipment, which will have been previously set up with activities linking with learning that

day.  We are also lucky enough to have our robots Dot and Dash which year one will be

learning to code, control and debug! 


Physical Education (PE)  
In Indoor PE, we have been trying to create different shapes with our bodies. See if you can spot the shapes;  Star, arch, pike, tuck and straddle.

Here we are using Base ten equipment to make
 numbers up to One Hundred and beyond!