Year 1 2023 - 2024

Mrs Cooper

Class Teacher

Mrs Watts

Teaching Assistant

Welcome to Year 1

To support your child with their phonics at home, you will find some useful files and links attached to this page. These can be referred to whilst reading together or during writing activities. 

Phonics Screening Check - 

At the start of June, all children in year 1 will access a year 1 phonics screening check. This is to assess their ability to decode words using the phonics. Some of the words are real and some of the words are made up ones. Though this seems odd it gives an indication if a child is confident decoding or are sight reading. They will be asked to read 40 words. The current pass mark is 32. Below is a link to the gov page which contains testing materials and answers sheets. You are welcome to have a look with your child. The children are familiar with their format as we use them regularly.



We will be having PE on a Monday (outside) and Thursday (inside). This term we will be working on our athletics skills and taking part in team building activites. 



For this half term we will be focusing on capacity and mass, multiplication and division and fractions. 



Please record any home time reads in your child's reading diary. This can be a story, a recipe, a comic or phonics practice. You must bring it to school every day. It also contains helpful phonics pages. Children will change the book once a week, they need to have read the book 4 times (at home and at school) to be able to change it. 

Many of our children have a year 6 reading buddy. They love sharing stories together :) 



The children will now be beginning to bring spellings home. They will be no more than 5 words to start with. Please note there will not be a weekly test but lots of activities to allow the children to develop their retainment. Please support this learning at home. 


Phonics games! To help the children prepare for the phonics screen check in June have a go at a few games :)

There's a fab alien game that has a mario vibe!

Lots of flash card options

Though a subscription is needed for a few of the games, there are some actvities the children are familiar with. 

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Contact Us

St Wilfrid's Primary School

Greenbank Lane, Hartford

Northwich, Cheshire


Tel: 01606 663 630