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Welcome to Year 1 Lions

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Dear Parents and Carers,


Welcome to the Lions class page.


Miss Marshall and Miss Richardson are our class teachers. Our  TA in the Lions class is Miss Jarvis.

Miss Marshall will be teaching us all day Monday and Tuesday. This term Miss Marshall will be teaching us on Wednesday afternoon too.

Miss Richardson will be teaching us on Wednesday morning and all day Thursday and Friday.


In Year One we are learning to take care of ourselves as well as others. Please remember to mark all belongings and remind children to take lunch boxes, coats and jumpers home.


Reading records need to be in school every day. Please read with your child as often as possible.

Please join us for P.A.R.I.S on Wednesday morning from 8.30 to 8.50 am.


If you have any questions please feel free to speak to us after school.


Many thanks,

Miss Marshall, Miss Richardson & Miss Jarvis


Year 1 Curriculum Information

Some handy questions to ask when listening to children read at home

At St Michaels we have started writing conferencing. Below is a copy of the KS1 writing grid. This covers all the key writing elements that should be present in a good piece of writing.

Please join us for

Parents As Readers In School (P.A.R.I.S) on Wednesday morning 8.30 to 8.50 am


“You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.” 

                                                                                          Dr Seuss


P.A.R.I.S. is a special time to all develop our love and enjoyment of reading.

In our P.A.R.I.S. sessions we all will…

Sit and read quietly together.
Invite a child who is not with an adult to share and enjoy our book.
Give our children our full attention.

                Talk quietly about the stories and facts we read.

Our P.E. Days are Tuesday and Thursday.

Children may wear a tracksuit for outside PE on Thursday afternoon.


Our topic for Autumn Term 2 is


          Bright Lights, Big City

Read our termly information newsletter to find out what we will be learning this term.

As part of our topic we are going to visit Reading Town Centre.

 29th November 2019

Year 1 Trip to Reading town centre

Dear Parents and carers, We would like to remind you that we are off exploring the ‘Bright lights’ of Reading on Wednesday 4th December 2019.

Children need to arrive at school as normal on this day (PARIS will still be taking place). Children must be wearing their school uniform and normal school shoes as we will be doing a lot of walking.

The weather forecast looks dry but please make sure children have a warm coat.

Please send children in with a backpack as they will need to carry their lunch. If you did not order a free school packed lunch by 27.11.19, then you must provide the packed lunch for your child. No more school packed lunches can be ordered now.

We are very excited about our trip, look out for photographs on Tapestry.

Many thanks The Year 1 team

Home Learning Project       13th November 2019 Reading/Spellings/Topic

Please return Tudor/Stuart style buildings by Monday 25th November 2019.


We are currently learning about the Great Fire of London. We would love the children to have a memorable experience and so we are going to recreate a Tudors/Stuarts street scene.

At home, please can you make a building out of recycled materials. We will put all of the models together and tell the children it is our version of Pudding Lane in London.

See the homework letter 13-11-19 for some ideas on a Tudor/Stuart style building.

Please return completed homework by Monday 25th November.

Our topic for Autumn term 1 is..


Sense of place 







Read our Parent Information sheet to find more about our learning this term (and how you can help support your child).

Home Learning Project for half term


Year 1 Homework    



24th October 2019





Remember you must try to read for at least 10 minutes per day. Ask an adult to listen and write in your reading diary. Also read your home Read Write Inc book and practise the sounds. 


Get caught reading challenge…

We haven’t had many photos brought in from our Reading Challenge set on 9.9.19 so please try to take a photo of the children reading this half term holiday.  See below for a reminder…

Reading is such an awesome and fun way of learning new things but is also an important way of relaxing.  The staff and children of St. Michael’s Primary School want to share and promote our love of reading through the ‘Get caught Reading Challenge’.  This involves everyone finding a really odd place to read and asking an adult to take a photo of us reading there.  Once you have taken the photo you can either print it out and bring it to school or email it to the school office.  We will then put all of these photos on a display to share with our school community. 





We are sending the children home with a maths pack to complete over the half term break.  It focuses on numbers as words and numerals.  It also gives the children a chance to practise number bonds to 10 and 20.  We have photocopied a hundred square and some ideas of how to practise counting and finding numbers.  Please take time to explore these activities with your children this half term and regularly practise with the 100 square.






Term 2’s Common Exception Words to learn.  They will be assessed at the end of term 2 in December.

Term 2 Spellings:
















If your child can read and spell these words easily, you can start to look at the words for the rest of Year 1.  However, please focus on supporting your child with the 10 specified words above in order for them to be confident.


Other words for Year 1:




























Your homework is also available on our class pages at https://www.stmichaels.reading.sch.uk/topic/class-pages.



The Year 1 Team




Year 1 have Common Exception Words to learn.  These are words where phonics cannot always be used to aid spelling.  The National Curriculum has set out 45 that must be learnt by the end of this year.  Each term we will ask the children to practise 10 spellings at home.  We will also be learning and practising these at school.  An assessment will be completed near the end of each term so please take your time learning/practising them over the next 6 weeks.

Term 1 Spellings:

the                    be

a                      he

to                     me

do                    she

I                       we


If your child can read and spell these words easily, you can start to look at the words for the rest of Year 1. 

However, please focus on supporting your child with the 10 specified words above in order for them to be confident.


Other words for Year 1:

today                         were                  you                   so                     where

of                             was                   your                  by                     love

said                           is                      they                   my                    come

says                           his                     no                     here                   some

are                            has                    go                     there                  one

once                          ask                    friend                 school                put

push                          pull                   full                    house                 our

Don't forget we are taking part in the

'Get caught reading challenge.'



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