Year 1 Weekly Update – 30/06/23

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 learning these new Phoneme-Grapheme correspondences: 

  • /su/ and /si/ in treasure and vision, 
  • /dge/ in edge, 
  • /y/ in crystal, 
  • /ge/ in large. 

We have been reviewing and learning the following common exception words (tricky words): 

  • Friend,  
  • Eye,  
  • Because,  
  • Move,  
  • Improve,  
  • Parents,  
  • Shoe.  

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. 

The home learning has been attached in this email. 

Maths: In Maths this week we been finding a quarter and writing the fraction to each quarter. We have also been turning shapes and objects and identifying whether it is a quarter turn, half turn, three quarter turn or a whole turn.  

RE: This week in RE, the children have listening to the story of Jesus curing the paralysed man. The children were put into groups of 5, and role played one scene of the story.  

Science/Forest School: This week in Forest School, the children were using different materials to build a river and to support it. They used tin foil to allow the water to flow down and turned the sides of the foil upwards to avoid the water escaping. They using stick to support the sides of the bridges, so it would not collapse. Thereafter, the children found natural resources such as leaves and sticks to make boats for the river.  

Music: This week in music, the children have continued their learning of rhythm. The children were played different instruments and asked which sound of the instrument they thought could be associated to woodland animals in their story.  

PE: In PE with Mr. Reilly, the children have been practising their hand-ball skills. They have used rackets to practise hitting a ball to their partner with accuracy.   

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. 

Geography: This week the children have learnt to use directional language (north, south, east and west), and have used this language to describe a place on a map. 

French: In French, the children have begun to learn the names of different sea creatures. 


  • A polite reminder to return all books on a Wednesday (reading record, home-school books and library books). 
  • A polite reminder that 1K and 1N’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. At present there are not enough volunteers. This would mean that our day could be cancelled unless we have the required number.  
  • Sports day has been postponed to Monday 3rd July 2023. 

Best wishes, 

Miss. Kyriacou, Mr. Noel and Mrs. Byrne