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Year 1 - Mrs Roberts & Miss Stewart

Welcome to the Year 1 class page. 


Mrs Roberts is the teacher in 1 Kennet and is also the Key Stage 1 Phase Lead. 


Miss Sullivan is the teaching assistant in 1 Kennet.



Miss Stewart is the teacher in 1 Loddon.


Miss Kober is the teaching assistant in 1 Loddon.


If you wish to contact a member of the year 1 team, please email them at





Reading to an adult for 5 minutes a day five times a week

Bonus homework: An adult reads a story to their child and discusses the book.


We will continue to change the children's reading books on a Monday and a Thursday. Please remember your child should read their reading book  three times before it is changed, this is to encourage fluency when reading. 

Your child will be bringing home a library book. This book has a sticker on the front labelled 'this book is to be read with your child.' Your child will have selected this book from the library for you to read with them. These books will be changed on Tuesdays. 




Number Bonds within 10




PE is on a Monday and Wednesday. Children need to come into school in their PE kit on these days. Please ensure that your child is wearing the correct PE kit. This includes:


• black or dark grey shorts

• plain white or dark green t-shirt, with or without school logo

• plain black or white, well-fitting trainers for outdoor games

• plain black or dark grey tracksuit (i.e. jogging bottoms/sweatshirt) for outdoor games in the winter – no obvious logos or branding.



Phonics Screening Check


Your child will be participating in the National Phonics Screening Check during the week beginning 11th June. 

All children in year 1 and any in year 2 who did not reach the required level last year will participate in the Phonics Screening Check.

Phonics is a way of teaching children to read. They are taught how to:

· Recognise the sounds that each individual letter makes

· Identify the sounds that different combinations of letters make e.g. sh and oo

· Blend these sounds together from left to right to make a word.


Some simple steps to help your child learn to read through phonics:

Step 1 – identify ‘special friends’ (children are allowed to underline the sounds)

Step 2 – Fred talk the sounds (say each sound separately)

Step 3 – read the word (blend sounds together)

· With all books, encourage your child to ‘sound out’/’Fred talk’ unfamiliar words and then blend the sounds together from left to right rather than looking at the pictures to guess. Once your child has read an unfamiliar word you can talk about what it means and help him or her to follow the story.

· Try to make time to read with your child every day. Grandparents and older brother or sisters can help, too. Encourage your child to blend the sounds all the way through a word.


Below are QR codes and website links which will take you to a video of one of the sounds. Please choose 2 or 3 sounds a week to practise in the run up to the Phonics Screening Check. Each video will last approximately 8 minutes. 



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