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Year 1


Miss Curtis & Miss Holdsworth


Miss Paul, Mrs Drab, Miss Bennett, Mrs Fahd & Mrs Shane

Welcome to Year 1

Leaving Reception behind and moving into Year 1 can feel like a big step for both children and parents. The Year 1 teachers are here to make this transition easier for everyone, by supporting the children (and parents!) in their next learning step.


As a school, we want to make the transition to Year 1 a smooth one. The children’s school day will be a little more structured than it was in Reception and they will be learning in a variety of ways; exploring outdoors, in groups, as a whole class or around the school!

Meet the Teacher

This year, our 'Meet the Teacher' session will take place Thursday 16th September at 3:30pm via Teams. More details to follow.

Weekly Timetables

Curriculum Information

At the end of Year 1, all pupils will sit a phonics screening check. The check contains 40 words divided into two sections of 20 words. Both sections contain a mixture of real words and pseudo-words. This check is to assess their phonics knowledge. More details will follow in due course.


An example of the phonics screening check can be found here:




Weekly homework - Reading, Maths, GPS and Topic work.  This is set on a Friday and due on a Wednesday.


Reading books

Your child will also get two reading books on a Friday and these are returned on a Thursday. 


Useful Links

Landing page - On-line safety for parents


Following on from the on-line Safety for parents evening on the 21st April. Please find enclosed the link to the Landing Page, this includes a recording of the session, a debrief document with the Parent/Carer code to the Safer Schools App and a Feedback Form. This recording will be available to parents/carers until the 14th of May. You can also find the link in your child's class page on the school website.

Please copy and paste the link below to your browser.

TT Rockstars

Learn your times tables whilst having fun.


Reading Pro (Scholastic)

Log into ReadingPro to access a range of reading and comprehension books and activities, which are set at your child's reading ability



This is an exciting spelling and maths resource for the children to explore and practice weekly spellings.

For more ideas on what to do at home, the following website has lots of fun activities based on different themes such as…


Phonics and Reading

Phonics Play is used in school and the children really enjoy playing the games. This is a phone and tablet friendly website.

Oxford Owls have a wide selection of reading books that you can access at home. Many of those books are the same as the ones we have at school. You can filter the selection of books to include 'phonics' books to support the learning of phonics. The website also provides a guide to phonics which includes a video demonstrating how to pronounce single letter phonemes (sounds) and interactive maths games too. 

Other educational websites


Oak Academy

Visit Oak Academy's on-line classroom for a range of free virtual lessons.


BBC BiteSize



For brilliant science based discussions, activities and experiments.

Upcoming Events

28th January 2022 - Thurrock Trailblazer Drama Workshop visit 

15th June 2022 - Hyde Hall trip