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Year 1

Hello Year 1


Year 1 have been working hard, settling in to the new year group.


Please remember to hear your child read their reading book 5 times a week. Almost everyone got a new book last week.


Children will get their Purple Mash logins after their computing lesson. This will be stick in the back of their organisors. Please help your child to login to Purple Mash and have a go at changing their Avatar. 

Purple Mash is a tool to develop children's computing skills, but also has many other educational games they can play.

PE is on Mondays and Wednesdays. Please make sure earrings are out and you have your PE kits in school.




We will be reading Fairy Tales and studying The Three Billy Goats Gruff. We will be identifying the features of a Fairy Tale and construct stories with a beginning, middle and end.



We will be learning to follow counting patterns we know to 10 and 20 to count to 100. We will look at numbe lines and 100 squares to see different representations of 1s and 10s within counting. It is really important to count over the 10s boundaries e.g. 19, 20, 21 or 29, 30, 31 etc.


At Puss Bank School and Nursery, we use the phonic scheme Little Wandle Revised Letters and Sounds to teach phonics. 

Please follow the link here to gain access to the Little Wandle Parent Information section on their website.


We will be reviewing our Reception Grapheme-Phoneme-Correspondance (GPCs). 

ar, oo, ai, ee, igh, oa, er, ur, or,  


Tricky words

Practise writing: I, to, no, go, he, be, we, she, the, 


Practise reading: said, come, some, here, there, were, where


Phase 3

This Phase 3 sounds taught in Reception Spring 1 video is designed to be shared with families to help them support the learning at home.

Our Personal, Social, Health and Economic development remains a key part of our everyday learning as well as specific learning.

We are learning about our Golden Rules, our class responsibilities and behaviour at playtime. 


At Puss Bank, we believe learning to read is the gateway to all learning. 

All children will their reading book weekly, after having read it with their teacher 3 times. They will need to practise reading this book between 3-5 times a week to read it without sounding and with fluency and understanding of vocabulary and story/topic. There will be information in the organiser about the focuses for reading - sounds, words and understanding.


Play-based Learning

We will continue to practise our learning through carefully planned play based continuous provision.


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