Year 1

Dear Parents


To support the children in their transition into Year 1, we will begin the year by working in a similar way to the Early Years Foundation Stage, through focussed teaching, small group follow up work and Child Initiated Learning, before moving on to a more formal timetable with all of the children working at the same time.

I thought you would find the following information helpful.


We will begin Phonics sessions soon. This will start by recapping previous sounds and then moving on to alternative ways of making the same sound (for example ai and ay). We will be holding an information evening for parents this half term and I would encourage you to attend to see how Phonics teaching and learning will be different this year.

Reading Books:

Reading books will be changed every day if your child has read and is confident with the book. Please continue to hear your child read at home as this is so important with their progress.


The children will have their usual PE session on Tuesdays, however there is no need for your child to come into school in their PE kit, as we will be having a later PE slot and so the children can get changed at school.

We will also be having as additional PE session on Thursday afternoons. Please can you ensure that your child’s PE kit remains in school and we will send them home every half term for a wash!

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to speak to myself or Mrs Ahmed.

Kind Regards

Mrs Clifford