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Phonics Screening


In June, all children in Year 1 will sit their Phonics screening test. This will involve the children using the sounds they have learnt in phonics lessons to decode and read a range of real words and 'alien' words (made up words). The work we are doing in Read Write Inc. throughout the year will aim to prepare all children for their Phonics screening. There will be a meeting closer to the time where we will provide you with more information and practice materials for you to use with your child at home. 



We encourage parents to read with their child every day. We will focus heavily on phonics and reading throughout the academic year, but reading at home is also really important for your child. Children will have an opportunity to change their reading book every morning when they arrive at school, providing they have read it, so please ensure you write in their reading record every time you hear them read. Please see the documents below for guidance on hearing your child read at home. 

E-Safety Week (4.2.19-8.2.19)

This week for E-Safety week we learnt a story about Smartie the penguin who faced some tricky decisions when he was playing games online. We learnt a song to remind us how to stay safe online and wrote our own advice bubbles using ideas from the story.

UK Parliament Week (12.11.18 - 16.11.18)

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This week is UK Parliament week and we've been learning about what parliament is and why it is important. We learnt the meaning of the word 'Democracy' and talked about why it is so important that everybody should be allowed to vote. We even had our very own class debate about cats and dogs!

6.11.18 - The children really enjoyed sharing their learning with their parents today! Thank you to all the parents who were able to make it. What a lovely, positive end to the afternoon!

6.9.18 - Meeting Louise


Today Year 1 met Louise, the class rabbit. She was very friendly and liked hopping around the classroom and finding places to hide! We learnt about how to look after a rabbit and also discovered that Louise likes to eat bananas!