Phonics- website links to access at home

Below are a list of useful Phonics Websites for Parents and Carers to access at home- these website will help improve your child’s reading and increase their chance of passing the phonic screening check in June.

I have also send out videos link to our phonic groups and free Ebooks for you to watch at home (please scroll down to see these links, or check your child’s class page). These website are also useful for all children who are in our Read,Write Inc groups across the school.

If you need any further support/resources please email



Year 1 Newsletter 01.04.2022

We have been so busy this week using money to solve problems in Maths. We were so proud of all of the children for grouping and classifying animals in Science, they could also explain why each animal belonged in the group. The children were brilliant at identifying the features of a church in RE.

Year 1 Newsletter 25/03/2022

It was wonderful to see all of the children dressed up for World Maths Day on Wednesday. They were so proud to show off their costumes. We had a lovely day solving problems involving capacity.

Year 1 and Nest Home Learning 25.03.2022

Due to staff shortages children in Year 1 and The Nest will be learning from home today. (25.03.2022)


For Phonics please watch 2 of the following videos:

Set 1 ch

Set 1 ng

Set 2 air

Set 2 igh

Set 3 ure

Set 3 ear

Children reading Lilac or Red home reading books should watch the set 1 videos.

Children reading Green or purple home reading books should watch the set 2 videos.

Children reading Pink, Orange, Yellow or Blue home reading books should watch the set 3 videos.


The children in Year 1 have been learning about capacity this week. This will be next week’s new learning for the children that work in The Nest.

For Maths today please could you fill a container with water. It could be a bucket, the washing up bowl or any other large container you may have. Ask your child to investigate the best way of finding out the capacity of the container. We have been using non-standard measures this week so they will need to use a cup to find out how many cups of water the container holds. Allow your child to investigate how they will be accurate when they do this. They may need to do it a number of times. Do they need to scoop the water out of the container and count the amount of cups? Is it easier to fill a cup up and pour the water into the container each time? Is the cup full?

In Science this week we have been learning about how to classify animals. To consolidate this learning please watch the following videos and complete the quiz a little further down each page. 







For PSHE have a look around your home and look potential hazards. Discuss how to keep safe.


We hope you have a lovely day.

18.03.2022 Year 1 and Nest Newsletter

We are so proud of the work the children have done in Maths this week. They are becoming so confident at recognising the addition and subtraction symbols and understanding what they mean. We are starting to see the children recognising which manipulatives work best to help them, they are amazing mathematicians! They have designed some fantastic repeating patterns on the computer using weather symbols.

Year 1 Newsletter 11.03.2022

The children have worked extremely hard using variety of different manipulatives to support their work on addition this week. We are extremely proud of how hard all of the children have worked. The children created some lovely repeating patterns in Art using weather symbols. We are now looking forward to seeing them create some digital artwork using their designs.

‘Let Girls Play’ is here!

Let Girls Play


Wednesday 9th March is national ‘Let Girls Play’ day.  Please ensure that all girls wear their PE kit to school because they will be enjoying exclusively female football coaching throughout the day.

Mr Cusden, PE Lead

Year 1 Newsletter 04.03.2022

The children have had a fantastic first week back this week. We have enjoyed World Book Day and celebrated the children’s love of books by creating new reading areas in the classrooms for them to enjoy a wide range of picture books. The children have also developed their positional, directional and movement vocabulary through various practical activities, both in Maths and P.E. lessons.

Book Fair is here!

Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair is back for 2022!

The book fair will be in the South Hall on Monday 7th, Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th March from 3:30pm – 4:10pm. In order to keep overcrowding to a minimum we ask that each year group visit on an allocated day:

Monday 7th – Years 5 and 6

Tuesday 8th – Years 3 and 4

Wednesday 9th – Reception, Years 1 and 2

The book fair is an opportunity for you and your child to browse a range of exciting books from a range of genres and purchase one or maybe more.

Scholastic have asked that we are as cashless as possible. To do this you will be able to pay online using the QR cards that will be located around the hall or by following this link:

Children will have the opportunity to browse the books during school time in readiness to buy one evening. This is a great opportunity for our children to pick out books that they want to read and will love reading.

We look forward to seeing you at our book fair.

Miss Russell

World Book Day – Thursday 3rd March

This is just a reminder that World Book Day is tomorrow (Thursday 3rd March).

Children can come to school dressed as our theme of ‘Snuggle up with a good book.’ They can wear their favourite pyjamas or snuggly clothing.

Happy reading!