Learn Together, Shine Together

CLASS 1M Miss McKeown



Throughout this year we aim to teach children to read with increasing fluency and independence, we do this through a systematic teaching of phonics, Read, Write inc, whole class reading and sending home reading books home.

These are the book band stages.













We aim for children to leave Ks1 on white or lime. Children in year 1 are usually reading red- orange books. In order to move up a book band children need to sure word recognition, ability to decode unfamiliar words, understanding and comprehension of what they have read and increasing fluency.

To aid your children in doing this we would ask you to read with your children at least three times a week at home.

Through Read, Write Inc the children learn how to read both real and nonsense words. The KS1 phonics screening test is in May which tests the children’s ability to decode phonetic and multisyllabic words. We will have a meeting later in the year to explain this, however our door is always open if you want to discuss this beforehand.








We will be sending out 10 spellings a week on a Friday. These are taken from the high frequency words and common exception words that children must be able to read and spell by the end of Year 1 and Year 2. I aim to test the children on these words every Thursday. In order for the children to feel confident in the test and to support them in their writing, please practise these over the week so that your child can achieve in their test and move onto learning more words.









Our PE is on Tuesday and Thursday; we are currently developing our fundamental movement skills. The children have really impressed me with their independence and knowledge about exercise.


We love to celebrate your children’s achievements and we do this through our Dojo app. If you want help downloading or connecting your device feel free to come and see us.


If you have any worries or concerns at all, please do not hesitate to come and see me. Working together is the best way to ensure your children are successful lifelong learners.

Year 1 Curriculum A Cycle 2019 - 2020


March 30, 2020

Good morning everyone,

I hope you have a lovely weekend, I made a cake- which I must say was delicious and I ate a lot of it. I also unsuccessfully made chocolate brownies. I have been doing exercise on my rug in the front room and been calling my family. What have the...

March 27, 2020

This is for all ages to be having a go at while at home.

March 27, 2020

Good Morning everyone, I hope you are all well and able to enjoy some of this glorious sunshine safely. I have seen so much of the work your children have been completing on Purple Mash/Class Dojo and I must say I am both impressed and humbled by how much the children...

March 26, 2020

Good morning everyone, I trust you are all doing well. As with everyday you have your work pack to choose activities from to do. I have been researching other resources so here are some. 

 I have set more Purple Mash 2 do and set individual tasks on dojo portfolios....

March 25, 2020

Good morning everyone,

I hope you are all well and staying safe in doors but also active, today I would like the children to please complete the Joe Wick's workout.


Remember you have lessons in the pack to do at your child's p...

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