Welcome to Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!

Our Year 1 class is taught by Miss Pickering and we are supported in class by Miss Bexton, our Teaching Assistant. Have a look at our ‘Class News’ page to see some of the things we have been up to.

This half term our Swimming sessions are on Tuesday and we will have our Dance lesson on a Friday afternoon. Please make sure your child has both their indoor and outdoor P.E. kit in school all week and their Swimming kit on a Tuesday. Remember earrings must be removed for P.E. lessons.

It's really important your child reads regularly at home. We have a weekly reading raffle where we celebrate the children's reading at home. Children who have read 5 times or more during the week will be entered into the reading raffle with the chance to win a prize! Please remember to record your child's reads in their reading diary.

Homework is set every FRIDAY and is due back the following WEDNESDAY.

You can contact the Year 1 team using our class email:






Miss R Pickering

Class Teacher

Miss A Bexton

Teaching Assistant

Miss C Davies

1-1 Teaching Assistant

We are working really hard in Phonics, practising lots of Phase 5 sounds. We use the 'Monster Phonics' programme to help the children to learn the different sounds and then blend these together to read. You can find out more about the Monster Phonics programme here

Each sound has an associated action which helps the children to remember the different sounds. You can find a video showing you these actions here

For support with how to pronounce each Phonic sound correctly click this link

Phonics sounds video