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Year One


Please see the daily timetable below for our Year One children.





A focus for our Year One children is the teaching and learning of Phonics. The children learn sounds and words through many different ways including - small group teaching sessions, individual activities, small group games and interactive games on the board. We follow Letters and Sounds as a scheme for teaching Phonics. The children's reading books are linked to their understanding of Phonics and should provide an opportunity to identify and read sounds they have learnt. The children are taught the letter name and the sound it makes. The order of teaching phonics is -


Phase 1

Phase 1 is all about speaking and listening skills. It is important for children to listen to identify different noises and sounds within their environment. Singing songs and rhymes can support the development of this stage.


Phase 2



These sounds are used together to create simple short words for the children to decode.


Phase 3

j, v, w, x, y, z, zz, qu, ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, igh

oa, oo, ar, or, ur, ow, oi, ear, air, ure.


By the end of Phase 3 children should recognise all of the above sounds and identify the sounds in words such as - c-oa-t. This will help with reading progression.


If you would like to help your child at home with learning Phonics please speak to your child's teacher. If you would like any further information regarding phonics or teaching within school please speak with a member of staff.


Phonics Screening Check


All children within Year One will take part in a Phonics screening check in the Summer term. This is nothing to worry about and is just to check children's understanding and progression with phonics. The test is very short and is a range of 'real words' and 'nonsense words' for children to decode. If you have any concerns regarding this check please speak to Miss Woodcock.