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Year 1

Hello and welcome to The Owls Page. 

The children in Year 1 have made a super start to their new school year and are excited to be back in the classroom.


If your child has been given a reading book, please make sure that they bring it in to school EVERY DAY.

We have been reading these books in class and talking about the characters and the story. Ask your child to talk to you about these books.

We have been using Talk for Writing to retell the story of Owl Babies. The children use actions  and a story map to remember the words in the story.


Our PE days are Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please send your child to school in their PE kit. Our PE sessions will take place outside ( unless it is raining) so please send your child in jogging bottoms/ leggings and a long sleeved jumper.



There are many websites that will help your child to learn their letter sounds…  is an excellent one to use. Have a look at our Reading and Phonics page for loads more links and advice.


Year 1 have already made an excellent start with their writing . If you would like to support your child at home with their writing , you could focus on these areas…

Practise sitting their letters on the line.

Using a finger space between the words in a sentence.

Starting the sentence with a capital letter and ending it with a full stop.

We are ALWAYS delighted to see work that the children have done at home. Please do encourage your child to show us any writing ( letter sounds, tricky words or sentences) that they have done at home.

These are the words that Year 1 children are expected to be able to read and write by the end of year 1. You can not ” sound them out” so they have to be learnt by sight. Look Cover Write Check is a good way to practise them.

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