Year 1 Weekly Update – 09/06/23

Dear Parents and Carers, 


Welcome back to Summer 2! We hope you had a restful half term.  

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 all Grapheme-Phoneme Correspondences in preparation for our Phonics Screening next week.  

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 all of our learning that might be in the screening to practise.  

Maths: In Maths this week we have been focusing on adding equal groups and arrays.  

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 ‘f’ and ‘s’.  

RE: In RE, we introduced our new topic, Miracles. We read the story of Jesus calming the storm. We discussed how the disciples were feeling during the storm; how we might feel during a storm, and who we might ask for help. The children then drew a picture illustrating Jesus calming the storm for our display.  

French: In French, the children have begun to learn names of fruit.  

Geography: In geography this week, we have named and located the four countries of the United Kingdom on a map. We also identified their capital cities using actions and prompt to help us to remember.   

Forest school: In forest school, the children created their own city using natural resources from the forest area.  

History: In History, we have begun learning about the event: The Great Fire of London. We have read the story and discussed what happened and how the fire began in 1666. We sequenced the events in order using pictures.  



  • 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 Mondays and Wednesdays.  
  • Next week (Monday 12th June) we will be conducting the Statutory Phonics Screening Test. We have attached a document recommended for parents with information that was given at the beginning of the year.  

We hope you have a lovely, sunny weekend!  


Best wishes,  

Miss. Kyriacou, Mr. Noel and Mrs. Byrne