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Birchfield Community Primary School

Year 1



Year 1




  Miss Wellum, Mrs Pimm

Teaching Assistants:

 Mrs Hart, Miss Turton, Mrs Hodges, Mrs Anderson, Mrs Featherstone

Year Group News:

 Welcome to the Year One page!


We are looking forward to a new and exciting term with the children! 

In Year 1 we start our day with Read, Write, Inc, followed by English and Maths, and in the afternoon we have our topic lessons. So it is a very busy day!

Please note, 

1DP PE is on Tuesday afternoons.

1JW PE is on Wednesday afternoons.

In the morning, the children are coming into class via their cloakroom door, there will be an adult close by and if you have any questions or information to share, please approach them at this time.


Spring TERM

What we are learning:

This term our topic is Amazing Animals

Spring Newsletters Year 1



 We are continuing with our Mastering Number fluency work and learning number bonds for our Birchfield Tree of Life.

There is also a great website called Numbots - https://play.numbots.com  


Login details can be found within your child's reading diary.


 During the month of June, the children will be undergoing the National Year 1 Phonics Screening check. They will be reading a variety of unseen words, both real and alien. Therefore, we would really appreciate you spending time spotting digraphs in words, for example ‘ee’ in ‘feet’.

There is also a great website called Phonics Play -

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ where the children can play games, reading real and nonsense words to earn points!



 We love reading in Year 1.

Please continue to support your child by reading with them at least 3 times a week, and of course, this will help them make their way up the Rainbow Reader system! We will continue to change home reading books twice a week.

In September, every child was given a list of the Year 1 common exception words, please practise reading these words whenever you read at home. It is vitally important that your child builds this sight vocabulary as this will help to increase their fluency when reading. If you need a new list please just ask.



 We will continue to give children spellings every Monday to be tested the following Monday in their RWI groups. We ask for your continued support in helping them to learn these.





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