Welcome to Year 1


Miss Davis
Class Teacher

Mrs Ingles
Class Teacher

Miss Roberts

Mrs Oakley

Mrs Philpott

Mrs Pugh

Year group information

Welcome to Year 1. This page will contain all the information you need to have for a successful year at Tewkesbury C of E Primary School.

Phonics Screening Check – games and activities 

Alien register 
Combined Phase 4 and 5 (sound mats)

Phase 2 and 3 (sound mats)
Phonics Monsters
Phonics Words
Snakes and Ladders for Parents

Dates and events

Spring term

Friday 7th April- Year 1 Spring Production and KS1 End of Term Celebration Assembly (9.30am)

Summer term 
Friday 5th May- Miss Davis’ Class Assembly (Class 3)
Week commencing Monday 12th June- Year 1 Phonics Screening Check

Homework in Year One 


In year one we give out maths homework on Fridays and it is returned the following Wednesday. Children are rewarded dojo points if their homework is returned earlier than Wednesday and also if their work is presented neatly and shows their working outs to the problems.


In year one the children are encouraged to read at least three times a week to develop word reading and comprehension. We also give out reading words every week on Mondays. These words will support your child ready for the phonics screening check in June.

Writing/ spelling 

Children are given common exception words on a half-termly basis. They need to read and spell these words. The children will have an informal assessment at the end of each half-term.


The majority of our Maths lessons involve practical number work. This includes counting forward and back to and from 100, recognising and forming numbers, identifying one more and one less to 100 and beginning to add and take away increasingly difficult numbers. You can support your child by including these activities in your everyday routine. For example, counting steps to school, recognising numbers at the supermarket or even taking away peas at the dinner table!


This year, both classes will be sending home
a class teddy with a writing book – please
encourage your child to have a go at writing
in the book themselves.
When your child is writing at home, please
encourage them to form their letters
correctly and use finger spaces, full stops
and capital letters.


All children in Year One are grouped across the classes for Phonics, which takes place
daily. Children will be assessed regularly to ensure that they are making progress and
are both challenged and supported in their learning. This year, there will not be a
weekly spelling test. Instead, children will be given a list of “Common Exception
Words” each half term. These are taken from the New Curriculum and are words
that the children are expected to be able to spell by the end of Year One. We will
test these words regularly to ensure that your child’s spelling is progressing. There
will also be weekly words to read. These will be a range of real and alien words. Please encourage your child to sound out these words and blend them together.

Letters home

September – Y1 Annual Overview
September – Y1 Common Exception Words
September – Common Exception Flashcards



star-of-the-week-300x287Year 1- Stars of the week
Class 3 (Miss Davis’ class) –
Class 4 (Mrs Ingles’ class) –
ks1-icon-1024-150x150This week’s top 3 doodlers are:
Liam (Class 3) – 1424 stars
Jessica (Class 3) – 219 stars
Iris  (Class 3) – 162 stars



Spellings will be published on the website every Monday. Please practise these with your child. On Friday we will look at the spellings and applying them into sentences. Your child will receive their spelling result the following Monday.

Year 1 News