Year 1 Weekly Update – 7/10/22

Dear Parents and Carers,  

Please find our weekly update below. Please take the time to review the list of reminders at the bottom of this email. If you have any questions, please speak to your class teacher.  

Phonics: This week in phonics we have begun Phase 5 graphemes. The children learnt a new grapheme every day. We have been practising them as well as reviewing the graphemes previously learnt.  

The new graphemes this week were:

– ‘ay’ in day, may, play, spray, say, crayon.

– ‘ou’ in cloud, sound, about, out, proud, found.

– ‘oy’ in boy, joy, toy, enjoy, annoy, destroy.

– ‘ea’ in sea, read, heap, treat, least, each.

We have also been reviewing these tricky words:

Said, says, you, do, like, little, push, put, pull and full. 

What can I do at home? 

Read with your child at least 10 minutes per day. Sound out words on fingers or out loud. Children should identify and spot any digraphs, trigraphs and tricky words they can see. There is also a Phonics home learning sheet attached in this email.


Maths: This week in Maths, we have been comparing numbers using our knowledge of more and less. We began to compare these numbers using the maths vocabulary less than, greater than and equal to. When children became confident in using this language, we introduced the greater than, less than and equal to symbols: greater than (), less than (and equal to (=). 

What can I do at home? 

Visit Purple Mash for learning that has been set for the weekend.  

Science: In Science this week we were talking about the function and purpose of body parts on a human. In our learning partners and as a class, we had great pupil voice of identifying body parts and their purpose. This included pupil voice such as: “our head keeps our brain safe”, “our feet keeps our bodies balanced”, “our arms help us to life objects” and “our mouth helps us to speak, to eat and to smile”.

Forest School: This week in Forest School, the children were making a transient art rainbow using different coloured leaves. The children explored the forest area in search of red, orange, yellow, green and brown leaves to collectively create a rainbow.


Kindest regards,

Mr. Noel, Miss. Kyriacou and Mrs. Byrne