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Year 1 - Miss Tanner

Wishing everyone a safe and happy half-term holiday! See you all on Monday the 19th of
February for Spring term 2.



1. Phonics split sounds activity sheet

2. Maths addition/subtraction activity sheet

3. Spelling words (test on 23rd February)


Please continue to practise reading and Mathletics at home. Check out the new reading and spelling programme, Lexia Reading. A 'Read Write Inc' anchor chart has gone home to all children to help practise set 1, 2 and 3 phonics sounds. 


The children really enjoyed the pantomime 'Jack and the Beanstalk' this week! Take a look at more pictures below in our Spring term album. 






The Year 1 phonics screen will take place in Summer term 2018. The children will read 40 words and will need to correctly sound out a certain percentage to pass. We will be practising lots in school, although reading every evening is vital in helping the children become more confident with their sounds and blending


Read, Write, Inc. Phonics sounds

Confused by phonics?

This video gives you an idea of what the phonics screen is.

Phonics Games

Lexia Reading

Please find below a link to Lexia - a spelling and reading programme.

Your log in is your first name and the first letter of your surname (eg Sarah Smith would be sarahs).

Your password is read.

Our next spelling test will be on
Friday the 23rd of February. 




I encourage all children to be using Mathletics at home. Login details can be found below. I have assigned specific tasks relating to what we are learning in class. 


We are SUPER EXCITED that we have been in the newsletter two time for 100% attendance! We are aiming for 100% attendance every week! It is important to be at school each day and on time so that we are all ready to learn!


Congratulations to Alexander and Jessica
on being our Yr 1 class reps!

January 2018

  • The first day of Spring term is Thursday the 4th of January
  • Our class liturgy is on Thursday the 25th of January at 10.10 in the Hall. All family and friends are welcome.

February 2018

  • Half term break starts Friday 9th February at 3:30pm. Children return to school on Monday 19th February.


March 2018

  • Class trip to the Dulwich Picture Gallery - Wednesday 14th March
  • Spring reports go home - Friday 23rd March
  • Parents evening - Monday 26th March and Wednesday 28th March


April 2018

  • Easter holiday is Friday March 30th - Sunday April 15th. Children will finish school at 2pm on Thursday March 29th 
  • Summer term begins on Monday April 16th 

My first day of Year 1, Spring term and Summer term

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Our new RE topic is SPECIAL PEOPLE


In this topic we will be learning about the parish family and the people who have special roles in this family. We will also discuss and reflect upon all of the special people in our lives and the different ways that they help us.

Have a think about the following questions:


  • What makes a person special?
  • Who are the special people in our families and why?
  • Who are the people who have special roles in our parish family?
  • What were special times for Jesus?

Past RE topics and liturgies



We made handprint menorahs!

Belonging and Baptism 





Please encourage your child to use Mathletics on a regular basis. It is an exciting and fun way to learn new maths concepts. I will be assigning specific tasks for children to complete that relate to the concepts we cover in class. Let's see how many GOLD certificates we can get in Year 1!


You can find children's login details and the Mathletics link below.


Homework is given out once a week, on a Friday and is to be returned on Mondays. Children will alternate each week between an Maths and English activity. Each Friday your child will also be given a list of 8 words to read and spell and a spelling test will take place on the following Friday. It is vital that you support and enable your child to do their work thoughtfully and neatly. Please ensure that they develop a routine so that they remember to bring their work to school. Please provide a note if your child has not completed their homework.



Please ensure you are reading with your child each evening. This will help them with their phonics and blending sounds together into words. Reading records will go home daily along with one book. It is important that both the reading record and book ALWAYS remain in your child's red bag as they may be asked to read in school at any time. It is also important that you comment on your child's reading in order to liaise effectively between home and school. We follow the Oxford Reading Tree scheme at St Mary's. As children progress in their reading and comprehension they will be moved up through the scheme.

Questions to ask when reading with your child


Children will have PE two times a week on Tuesday and Thursday. Please ensure children have their PE kit, which can be left at school. Kits will go home every half term holiday to be washed. 

Tuck shop will be available every Tuesday and Thursday at break time. A piece of fruit will cost 20p. 



In English we are following the RML reading scheme. We are working hard to learn all our sounds to help us with our reading and writing.  We love using our Fred fingers to help us sound out words. Remember to use Fred fingers and Fred talk when learning any new word. In year 1 we are trying to blend our sounds together into words.

What are nouns?

What are adjectives? Why do we use adjectives in our writing?

Can you make a sentence using an adjective and a noun?


The Noun Song

Try to make a sentence using 3 different nouns - a person, a place and a thing.

Adjectives Song

Adjectives are describing words and they describe nouns. They give us important information about a nouns size, shape, age, colour, or material.

It is a big table (the noun is table and the adjective is big).
The chair was yellow (the noun is chair and the adjective is yellow).
The little boy was lost (the noun is boy and the adjective is little).



We are trying hard to learn by heart our number bonds to 10. We are practicing our numbers 1-20 and 1 less and 1 more than a given number. We will also be focusing on counting in twos, fives and tens.  We know that basic number skills will help us develop our understanding and enable us to apply it when solving number problems.  Always remember to practise forming numbers correctly.


Maths Resources

Number bonds of 10 song

A super fun and funky dance tune about the number combinations of 10.

Number song 1-20

Let's sing our numbers 1-20! How fast can you say them?

The Counting by Twos Song ♫♪♫

The Counting by Fives Song ♫♪♫

Count 10-100 | Count by 10 Song |

In Science this term we will be learning about 'Animals (Including Humans)' and 'Seasonal Changes.'


How many animals can you think of?

What are the 6 groups of animals? (e.g., insects, birds, ...)

What type of animals are humans?