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Year 1

Welcome Back

Miss Choudhury and Mrs Alici would like to extend a warm welcome back to Coppice for the start of a new school year.


Please check this page regularly to see updates on all the exciting learning your child has been doing at school.


You will also find the up to date homework grid and curriculum jigsaw here.

Summer 1 Homework Grid

PE Days


There has been a slight change to the Year 1 PE days this term. The new PE days for both classes are detailed below:


Week A- Monday and Wednesday.

Week B-Tuesday.

KS1 Curriculum Meeting


Thank you to those parents who joined us for our KS1 Curriculum Meeting via Zoom.

Here is a summary of the main points discussed and shared on the Slideshow.


PE Kits

Please send your child to school in their PE kit on the days that they have PE.

An active uniform (leggings/jogging bottoms and trainers) should be worn on all other days.



Books will be changed 3 times a week (less for AR books). Children have been assessed this week and will have the correct level book sent home from next week. We will assess them during the year to check their progress and to ensure they continue to read the right level text.



KS1 SATs-Summer Term

Phonics screening for Year 2-Autumn 2

There will be an assessment meeting in the next couple of week-please keep an eye on Parentmail.



Mangahigh homework will be set every Friday. Children can also log in to TT Rockstars and Numbots.

A homework grid can be found on your child's class page. Please select a task and upload the work to Google Classroom (Year 2 login details to follow).

Spellings will be sent home on Tuesday and tested the following week. These will be in paper form.

Autumn 1 Homework Grid

Autumn 1 Curriculum Jigsaw

To find out more about how we teach phonics click on the link below

How to listen to a child's reading


1) Find a comfy place to sit and ensure you can both see the book.

2) Talk a little bit about the book - have they read any of it before? What happened? If not, look at the cover together and discuss what you notice?

3) Allow the child to start reading when ready.

4) Try not to interrupt them if they make a mistake; allow them time to spot their own mistakes and correct.

5) If they don't self-correct, ask them to take a look at that bit again and re-read. Provide a prompt if needed.

6) Listen out for the following:

-expression: do they vary how it sounds depending on what the words are?

-word recognition: how quickly they can recognise and read the words on the page.

-rhythm/phrasing: how do they group the words they are reading? Single word or in groups of 2 or 3 or even longer phrases?

-smoothness: does the reading flow well or does it sound choppy? Do they use punctuation well? Ensure they stop at full stops and don't run on into the next sentence.


Other ways to read:

A) Paired reading - take it in turns to read sentences or sections of text

B) Echo reading - you read a sentence or section of text and then the child reads it back to you.

This booklet (produced by another school) shows the topics we cover in maths in year 1 and has some helpful suggestions and websites for you to explore.

RWI Pure Sounds

Starting in nursery, through reception and year 1 we follow the Read Write Inc. phonics programme. Children learn Set 1, Set 2 and Set 3 sounds progressively. Watch this video to make sure you are helping them to pronounce the sounds correctly. We also teach 'tricky' words that children cannot use their phonic knowledge to decode.

Tricky Words and Sight Words Song

Help your child to learn how to read and write these tricky words (tricky words are words children can't sound out using phonic knowledge).

More tricky words

Help your child to read and write tricky words - tricky words cannot be sounded out using phonics so we just need to learn them through practise.