Year 1 Weekly Update – 12/05/23

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 been reviewing the following phoneme-grapheme correspondences.  

  • /ea/ in head,  
  • /ir/ in bird,  
  • /ou/ in cloud,  
  • /oy/ in toy.  

We have been reviewing these tricky words:  

  • Any,  
  • Many,  
  • Who,  
  • Whole,  
  • Two 


Literacy/DT: We have been making sandwiches for Mr. Fox’s tea party. We have used time connectives and imperative verbs to explain what steps to take.  

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 digraphs and trigraphs they can see first. Children can chunk the word (splitting the word into chunks to decode). For example: feel/ling.  

Please continue to practise recalling and writing the tricky words from this week and previous terms. I have attached the Phonics Home learning from for this week in the email also. 

Maths: In Maths this week we have been measuring objects using balancing scales. We have used the vocabulary heavier and lighter. We have also introduced capacity and volume. 

What can I do at home? 

Visit Purple Mash for learning that has been set for week. If your child would like to complete more maths work, we would advise that you print out the Purple Mash page and complete the learning on paper. This will minimise their screen time and to allow them to write numbers and practise their screen time.  

Handwriting: This week the children have been correctly forming the letter ‘r’ and ‘u’. 

Science: This week is Science, we have been sorting trees into deciduous and evergreen. We grouped the deciduous and evergreen trees, and stuck them into our books. We then wrote the name of the trees to match the picture.  

PE: The children have continued with their new topic, and been practising their ball skills using their feet. We have also continued with our Jumping topic in Mr. Reilly’s PE lessons.  

French: In French, the children have continued to learn the names of fruits.  



  • A polite reminder to return all books on a Wednesday (reading record, home-school books and library books).  
  • A polite reminder that 1K’s PE days are on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, whilst, 1N’s PE days are on Wednesday and Thursdays. 
  • Mrs. Grace has asked if possible, could parents bring in any compost they might have. Also, could each child bring an empty 2 litre bottle for Forest School on Tuesday.  

Thank you for all your continued support!  


Best wishes,  

Miss. Kyriacou, Mr. Noel and Mrs. Byrne