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Year 1 - France

France Class






Welcome to Year 1

Welcome to France Class. We hope that you have had a wonderful year with us - we have some exciting learning opportunities planned!

Please do check this page regularly for any updates and look at the Knowledge Organisers below to see what we will be learning about and focusing upon each term.


We would be grateful if you could take the time to talk with your child and support them using the Knowledge Organisers.



Reading changes lives and is the key to EVERYTHING   We are continuing to help your child develop their reading skills at school, Hearing them read at least twice a week. Please read with your child EACH evening and remember to record any home reading, along with any comments in their individual reading records.





Phonics at Year 1

In June, the phonics screening check will be taken individually by all Year 1 pupils. There are two sections in this 40-word check and it assesses phonics skills and knowledge learned throughout Foundation Stage and Year 1.  This term we will be continuing to focus on alternative diagraphs for sounds that we have already learned.

A couple of useful phonics and reading websites are:

(Phase 2-4 Games will consolidate learning from EYFS, Phase 5 games will embed current Year 1 learning.)

(You have to register to access the above site... however it is free and has access to over 250 ebooks which are tablet friendly!)


When supporting your child with reading and phonics, please remember to...

  • Say each sound in the word from left to right.
  • Blend the sounds by pointing to each letter, i.e. /b/ in bat, or letter group, i.e. /igh/ in sigh, as you say the sound, then run your finger under the whole word as you say it.
  • Talk about the meaning if your child does not understand the word they have read.
  • Work at your child’s pace.
  • Always be positive and give lots of praise and encouragement.



If you are interested in volunteering in school please come in and see us; we love having helpers in! (You will need to be DBS checked, if you haven't already been checked please see Mrs Drew in the office.)


PE is on Tuesday and Thursday

PE will take place twice a week and one of these sessions will be outdoors. Please ensure your child has a named PE kit in school every day which includes trainers for outside PE.


Please do come and see me should you have any concerns. We want you and your child/ren to be happy at East Wichel.


With many thanks for your continued support.

Mrs Riddell