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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!


Mrs Richards and Miss Charles would like to extend a warm welcome back to Coppice for the start of the new year.


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


Useful Information


PE Days



Week A: Wednesday and Friday 

Week B: Tues and TBC



Week A: Tuesday and Thursday

Week B: Tuesday and TBC


All children will take part in PE twice a week. Please send your child into school on a Monday with their PE kit which can then be taken home on a Friday to be washed for the following week. This will help to avoid confusion as to which days children need their kit in school. Previously, we were allowing the children to wear their kit to school on their PE day but we would like to go back to encouraging our children to get changed for their PE session as part of developing independence. 


Thank you for your support and understanding with this. ‚Äč


Week A

Week B




Children must bring in their signed reading record each day. Towards the end of year 1 some children may start reading Accelerated Reader books and take an AR quiz after each book they finish reading. They can do this in class on the class Kindles or at home on the Accelerated Reader website. Children can log in to MyOn to read a wide range of books with quizzes (linked to their AR account).


We will assess the children during the year to check their progress and to ensure they continue to read the right level text.




Ongoing teacher assessments

Phonics Screening Check - Summer Term




A homework grid can be found in the Curriculum & Homework section above. Please select a task and upload the work to Google Classroom or use the green homework book provided. Homework is due on Wednesday of each week.


Learning with Parents videos and activities will be released approximately every two weeks and links directly to the work the children are doing in maths in class.


Children must also log in to Times Tables Rock Stars.


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


Items from home

Please bring in your book bag, PE kit, a bottle of water and your lunch (unless you are having a school lunch). Please don't bring toys or other personal items.


Remember - if you have any questions you can email us at

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.