Year 1


This page is designed to give parents some information about Year 1, which will help parents and children over the year. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Kind Regards, 
Mrs Cray and Miss Oldknow/Mrs Ellis

Look at the fun we had in Eureka this term!


 Transition from the Foundation Stage

To support transition from the foundation stage children are given the opportunity to access play based learning activities to support our creative curriculum.

 Reading Books

Your child will have a home reading book chosen from a selection of books at their colour band. You may help your child to change their reading book as often as they wish in the mornings.

To encourage your child to read as often as possible at home, the children will receive a reading  mile each time they read and their reading diary has been filled in. When they get 200 miles they will receive £5 book token.

 Library Books

In addition to home reading books, children may also select a library book to take home each week. Please ensure your child's book is in school on library day.


Handwriting is practised daily and we will start developing cursive handwriting in Year 1 as the children are ready. The handwriting style adopted by school is the cursive style, a copy of which  is available on request or can be downloaded from the link below.

Please click here to download your own copy.


For the safety of the children, long hair should be tied back and earrings must be taken out. The PE kit is a white T-shirt and blue or black shorts or leggings. In the summer months, weather permitting, we are likely to do P.E. outside, so please ensure the children have trainers to wear. You may wish to send your child to school with a hat and some sun protection cream when it is particularly warm.

In Year 1 we do PE on Tuesday and Thursday.

 Medical conditions

It is very important that you inform school if your child has a medical condition. In the case of children with asthma, it is extremely important that they have an inhaler with them each day.


Phonics screening check

In June, year 1 children across the country will be sitting a phonics screening check set by the government. This check will test children's ability to decode words using solely their knowledge of sounds. It consists of 40 words to read, some of which are 'alien' words, made from the sounds taught to the children. e.g. spleck, herff, leabing.

Throughout the year children will be practising this skill in class and at home. All children will be given a phonics book to practise recognising sounds and blending them at home. This also includes more examples of the screening check.

If you have any more questions about this please ask your child's class teacher.

Use the links below for some fabulous phonics resources and games.