Miss Farmer, Mr Dalley & Mrs Howlett

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We had a fantastic time on Superhero Day, the dance workshop by Slanted Dance was amazing! The children learnt lots of new moves and a whole Superhero routine. Ask them to show you at home…

Here are some questions you could ask your child about their learning this week:

What does the word compare mean? Can you compare these subtraction calculations: 15 – 7    18 – 9

What happens when I add 10 to a number? Can you add 10 to some numbers of your choice? How about if you subtract 10?

What time conjunctions can you think of? Can you think of some bossy words (imperative verbs)? Write some instructions of your choice for someone in your family..


Children are split into groups depending on which Phase they are in, please ask your child who they have for Phonics. Here are the sounds/ rules we have been learning this week:

Mrs Wright/ Mrs Ducksbury: h, b, f, ff.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mbqFcOGMw4

Miss Farmer: sh, th.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nx2Tf9TE1bc 


Mr Kiddy/ Mrs Taylor: nd,  st, ft https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VR_IgfIgz10

Mrs Howlett: a-e, i-e. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1xqLjHF53A


Mr Dalley: suffix ‘ed’, Common exception words.

These are the sounds that all the children should know;

Phase 2 sound mat

Phase 3 sound mat

phase 5 mat

By the end of Year 1 all pupils should know all of these sounds.  They should be able to decode and blend sounds to read and write words that use all of the sounds included on the mats above.

Example of the Year 1 Phonics Screening Test (Pupils in Year 1 are tested in June); Phonics Screening Example

Here is our topic web plan (click on this link to see our ideas and plans)Superheroes topic web

Upcoming events/ messages

Monday 12th November – Odd socks day to start Anti-Bullying week.

Wednesday 14th November – Author visiting KS1

Thursday 15th November – cake sale after school – Children in need.

Friday 16th November – Children in need – Wear something wacky £1


Wednesday 21st November – Stay and Play – 2pm. (We will be making Christmas goods for the PTA Fayre and would appreciate as much help as possible)

Helpful information

There are many expectations to fulfil in Year 1 and Year 2, below are the standards that the pupils should meet by the end of the year.

Maths Year 1 Standards

Maths Year 2 standards

Reading Year 1 Standards

Reading Year 2 Standards

Writing Year 1 Standards

Writing Year 2 Standards

Multiplication game  Hit the Button

Example of our cursive handwriting can be found on this link: Cursive Handwriting


Children will no longer have a weekly test as they are doing Spellings in their Phonics lessons daily where they are assessed. To help your child at home please go through the common exception words with them, there are many tricky words on the list that often do not follow rules so it will be worthwhile practising these regularly.

Year 1 Common Exception words; Year 1 common exception word list

Year 2 Common Exception words;Year 2 common exception word list

Support for spelling https://www.spellzone.com/pages/contents.cfm


Superhero Project Homework Superhero project homework

MyMaths – https://www.mymaths.co.uk/

Times Tables Rockstars https://ttrockstars.com/home

Spellings – Common Exception Words.

Reading daily – Reading questions

Things I need at school

Authorised Adults Sheet  ES parent sign up sheet



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