Year 1 Weekly Update – 16/06/23

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

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.  

Maths: In Maths this week we have introduced a half (two equal groups) and a quarter (4 equal groups, with their fractions: ½ and ¼.  

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 ‘x’ and ‘z’. 

RE: In RE, we have continued reading the story of Jesus calming the storm. We sequenced the story with pictures and wrote a sentence to describe each picture.  

French: In French, the children have begun to learn the names of different sea creatures. There is an attached PDF with information about the learning in half term in this email.  

Forest school: In forest school, the children created their fairy house and decorated it using nature resources.  


  • 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.  
  • A polite reminder to ensure that the Great Fire of London Day has been paid for your child. It is available on ParentPay. We would greatly appreciate volunteers for the day. Please complete the We hope you have a lovely, sunny weekend!  

Best wishes,  

Miss. Kyriacou, Mr. Noel and Mrs. Byrne