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Welcome to Year 1!


Spring Term


This term the children will be very busy with their learning, read on to find out all of the exciting things we will be doing!



Now that we have practiced all of our speed sounds, our focus will be applying our phonic knowledge to all reading and writing opportunities. We are also gearing up for our phonics screening check in the summer term by beginning to look at real and alien words. To help us with this you can make use of the phonics play website (we particularly love Obb and Bob!) and let us write independently at home as much as possible.



So far this term, we have loved learning about Flight. We have had a special visit from some birds of prey and a real life Antarctic explorer! Hear all about it in our Celebration Assembly. After half term we will be looking at a Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare, a real challenge for us!



Please continue to help us with our maths by ensuring we can count to and across 100, recognise 1- and 2-digit numbers and can quickly identify number bonds to 10 and 20. We have been learning method for addition by putting the larger number in our heads and counting on but would benefit from more practice of this at home - ask us to show you!



We are becoming fantastically independent writers at the moment, making use of the many resources in our classroom to help us sound out and check our work. We are currently working towards our handwriting certificates - when we have achieved this it means we are allowed to join all our letters because they are all formed correctly! Please help us by letting us write independently at home and encouraging us to re-read to check. There are also some handwriting resources below which will help us.


We look forward to sharing our learning with you soon.

Thank you for your continued support.


Miss Donegan :)




Useful websites


    • Fun phonics games which use real and alien words.
    • Videos and games created by a primary school teacher to help children with their phonics.
    • The Abacus website will soon be set up for me to allocate the children numeracy games for which they can earn points and buy things for an online portal, I will keep you posted!



  • Knightlow C.of E. Primary School,
  • Hill Crescent, Stretton-on-Dunsmore,
  • Rugby, United Kingdom, CV23 9NF
  • Tel: 0247 6543 751
  • Email: 0247 6543 751