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Year 1

Mrs Ainsworth and Mrs Jermy welcome you to Year 1!


Below there are lots of resources for learning. We have also given you access to all our time to read sheets that we'll use this year. Please read with your child as often as possible, preferably daily, to help with their reading skills.  

Year 1 Welcome Letter 2023

Year One Core Book List (including links)

Useful Learning Resources



BBC Bitesize


Fun Science Experiments to try at home


Mental Maths Train Game


Shape Patterns game


Go Noodle are offering free videos to support physical and emotional well-being.  Lots of fun activities the children love to join in with at school.


Phonics Tracker Free Games:

Collins Big Cat Books


Inside your child's reading diary, there will be a sticker with a username and password to access a fantastic e-library. 

For more information, please read the parents information letter. 

Collins Big Cat Parent Guide

Fab Phonics in Year 1!


In year 1, we love phonics! We are working hard to learn our letter sounds in our reading and in our writing. We have fun reading 'alien' and 'nonsense' words using our fab phonics to decode the word. 


Here are some useful links to support learning phonics at home.

Please watch the video below to help you support your child to read and write at home

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Phases 2 to 5 Sound mats- we are trying hard to know all of these sounds by sight and use these in our writing too!

Fast Words and Common Exception Words

Handwriting Letter Formation

Contact Mrs Ainsworth using the form below. I will get back to you as quickly as I can. Thank you

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