Teacher – Miss Younge

Teaching Assistant – Mrs Stewart and Mrs Moss


WOW ! What a busy half term Year 1 have had! We began with a winter experience day where we explored lots of things to do with winter. We even had help writing a winter poem as Matt Goodfellow came in to support us. The following week we became scientists and carried out an investigation about germs using bread. Then we  enjoyed learning about Florence Nightingale. We enjoyed it so much that we decided to write a book about her ( it’s not finished yet). However we are now experts about non-fiction features! Some of us are including a contents page just like in a real book. We also performed a short play about her life to the whole school and our parents and carers. The whole class were amazing, everybody had lines which they learnt off by heart and spoke very clearly on the day. The teachers were so proud of us! The term ended with a trip to the People’s History Museum where we learnt about how children worked in cotton mills. We sang Wind the Bobbin Up  and had an amazing time. The lady that worked with us said “we were the best class that she had worked with”.



Phonic Screening Check 2020 will take place week commencing 8th June 2020.

The phonics screening check is taken individually by all children in Year 1 in England usually in June. It is designed to give teachers and parents information on how your child is progressing in phonics. It will help to identify whether your child needs additional support at this stage so that they do not fall behind in this vital early reading skill.

The check consists of 40 words and non-words that your child will be asked to read one-on-one with a teacher. Non-words (or nonsense words, or alien words) are a collection of letters that will follow phonics rules your child has been taught, but don’t mean anything – your child will need to read these with the correct sounds to show that they understand the phonics rules behind them.

The 40 words and non-words are divided into two sections – one with simple word structures of three or four letters, and one with more complex word structures of five or six letters. The teacher administering the check with your child will give them a few practice words to read first – including some non-words – so they understand more about what they have to do. Each of the non-words is presented with a picture of a monster / alien, as if the word were their name (and so your child doesn’t think the word is a mistake because it doesn’t make sense!).

There is more information for parents on the Oxford Owl Website.



Helpful Links


Homework Leaflet-Homework leaflet

Class newsletter for Year 1-Y1 Newsletter Spring 2020

Here is a document to show what Year 1 will look at in Spring Term-Y1 Spring Topic Web 2020